North Carolina Newspapers

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TOIER
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GEO. S. BAKER, Editor and Proprietor.
TERMS: S2.00 por Annum.
VOL. IV.
LOUISBUKG, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1875.
NO. 28.
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Across the. Street,
Wo not know it if be knows
I watch her, m she come an i go's ;
i : -I wonder if she dreams of it.
i Bitting and working at my rhymes,
I weare her eunny hair at time
Iutb my verse, or gleama of it. ,
Upon hr window-ledge I net
A b-x of 1 w ria j minoiette ;
M -iiin? a-v! ni jht she tencU to them,
Tli seiel fljwers. that do not care
Tj kiw t iat Mtrand "of loosened hair -
. A prettily she bentU to them.
If I could once contrire to get
Into tii at box of mignonette, .
Home morning as nhe tends to them !
Dear me ! I see the sweet blood rise
And bloom about her cheeks and eyes
And bosom, S3 she bends to them !
Atdrich
THE PUJtPKIX EJRE8HET.
Ilemlnlscenccs- of tint Great Flood
of 1S3V at I'ort Jervls.
The -worst fresh that ever took place
along this old ditcliwas in the dead of
winter, in 1839, said Joe Leggett, of
Fort Jervis, to a World correspondent,
with wnom lie was oiscussing the ico
gorge at that point.
You see it was in the month of Janu
ary, when the weather came on as mild
as a summer's day. It didn't stop rain
in' fur two days and nights. Everything
hereabouts was under water, an1 there's
jio cae'lating how many people lost their
lives and how much property went to de
struction. That was the time that the
three families on the island below
I'ort Jarvis was swept off afore you
could say Jack Robinson. Every one
of 'cm was drowned, too, afore they
fairly know'd what the matter was
every one except Jorry Patterson, who
lived in a shanty by himself ; and when
ho found everything was going by the
board, he just made for the biggest
birch tree on the island, shinned up
among the limbs like a monkey, and
stayed there two days, till we could
git a boat to him. That was the time
.that the frosh sliced out about half an
acre from the Pennsylvania bank, five
miles below hero, and let out the big-
, gist den of rattlesnakes I ever sot eyes
on. You soe they was all in their win
tar sloop, and arter they had been clean
ed out, and the river fell, the weather
turned as cold as Greenland, and every
ono of thorn varmints was frozen as stiff
as an icicle. Well, there I you ought
to seen 'em. They was scattered along
the shore for miles, and there wasn't one
of 'em that stretched out fair and square
: so as to make a decent corpse; but they
woro twisted up into all sorts of knots
and cork-scrow3,' such as would have
made you hurt yourself laughing to see.
I picked up one that looked exactly like
a fancy necktie, and if I hadn't- been
nfeard of it3 tha win out, I'd worn it
home to see how Betsey liked it.
Howsumever, I started out to tell you
about the big pumpkin fresh, which is
the name it is knowed by from one end
of the river to t'other. It was in the
fall of 1815, just when the pumpkins
were ripe and ready to haul in. Any
body going down the liver 'bout that
timo would have seen several hundred
' million bushels of that fruit in the fields.
You see the practice is to plant it among
the corn, and when that's cut off there's
the pumpkins ready to bo hauled in.
Tho coavso kind are used to feed to
the critters on the farm, while the best
are slapped into pies by the women.
That fall I was to work for 'Squire Good
rich, who was a deacon in the church,
and a mighty ftpod kind of a man. The
weather had been cloudy and mild for
several days, but there hadn't been any
rain, though it came down like a young
deluge up nejuiiheliead-waters. That
give the fresh a sortof body as you may
' any, and when it overtook us wo was all
taken unawares. I was eating dinner,
aud the 'squire' had gone out on the
porch to take a look at the weather,
when he came rushin in, all of a tremble,
. with starin' eyes and white face, and he
pays to his wife: "Polly, all our pump
kin pies aro gone. .
You see that wasn't a very 'lucid re
mark, and Polly asked him to be a little
more clear, when ho pitched out of the
house; we followed him, and there was a
sight which was worth seoing. It
couldn't have been more than two hours
since we had seen the river at its usual
height, and here it was ragin and roar in'
, and tearin' along, and risin every minuto
as cider does when you let it run into a
pitcher. It was full of trees, logs, and
boards of shanties that had been standing
along shore. On the' roof of one of these
residences stood a rooster, that looked as
proud and peart like as you yourself;
and two or three times every minute he
threw back his head and let -out a crow
that I s'pose was to call the attention o:
all the chickens along the river to him
self.
But the greatest sight was the pump
kins. The river was full of 'era. There
they was, from the size of your fist to
, that of a bushel basket, bobbing up and
down like the cork to a fish-line, and all
of 'em running a race down stream. The
stood their terrible loss, she called me
aside and axed me if I couldn't catch
ono of them bh? pumpkins, only one.
for the deacon's sake. He had doted on
em, for weeks and weeks had petted
'em, and when he wanted to be special
loving to her, he called her his pumpkin.
She wanted ma to try for the deacon's
sake. . I've alien a tsnder side for the
females of the other sex, and when she
asked me bo sad 'like, I answered unto
her that I'd do it or break, a trace.
There wasn't any time for to lose, and I
slupped on my hat and started on a run
down the river bank, so as to keep the
pumpkins in sight. I didn't 'exactly
think how I was going to get that fruit
into snore, cause x went on in such a
hurry that I hadn't time to think. .'. ,
Well, there was one expected .difficulty
in the road. I've no doubt the deacon
could have identified them pumpkins in
a thousand, , but I wasn't as, well ac
quainted with 'em as what . he was, and
when they was all covered up in the
water, excepting their yeller tops,-, there
wasn't any more chance of knowing 'em
t'lan there would be of identifyin'
bald-headed " man by the crown of his
head. But I had promised Mrs Good
ncn, ana it woman t ao to give it up
without trying, j When .the, river is high.
it runs mighty fast, and T1 kept up a dog
trot ior a naiii'mue, ana tnen i come
down to a walk, straddling' but aVa man
must do rwhen his steps is a half dozen
feet long.- That sort' of . travfilin' is all
well enough for , awhile, but in time it
gets monotonous like, and I was on the
pint of throwing up the job, when I
spied more pumpkins than I had ever
seed in my life.
r At a place where the river narrowed,
some of the logs had managed to catch
themselves, somehow, and the pumpkin
procession "was stopped. There they
was, five hundred thousand of . 'em,
bumping and piling up in a style that
was a sight to behold. . My heart gave a
bigfbound, for I knowed the -deacon's
pumpkins was there, and I thought I
could identify the biggest. I orter had
a boatj but there wan't any, and the fruit
was jammed so tight that it7 looked ' to
me as if they would bear my weight.
When I reached it and tried it, sure
enough it was as firm as .a rock, and I
picked my way out to the center, where
I fancied I seen one of the deacon's
pets. It was rather ticklish work to
reach it, but I got it at last, and then
was sure it was the identical prize the
deacon's wife axed me to get for her.
But it ain't any small job to tow a pump
kin up stream agin -a current running
ten miles of an hour, and you can't pick
one up and carry 'em off, for they're too
big to reach round,- unless yon run, a
rope through 'em and string it round
the neck, the same as you'd carry a bass
drum.
I stood there out in the middle of the
stream looking down at the pile that was
growing bigger and bigger every minute,
and meditatin what was best to do,
when all at once I heard a shout. Cl'ar
the track thar, or yees'll get hurt."
Looking up, what should I see but a
shanty afloat, with the Irishman sitting
on top smoking his pipe as free and easy
like as if lie was under a tree on shore ?
I hadn't more than time to see him when
his shanty pitched into the dam of pump
kins, and the whole caboodle broke loose
and started down stream agin. When I
seen how things was going I made a
a rush for shore. The first step I took
was over the deacon's pumpkin, and the
blamed thing turned over with me like a
greased log, and down I went. When
I came up the pumpkins ;bumped again
my head, and when I struck out to swim
my hands and feet knocked again 'em. '
x nau just got iuu steam up ana was
I 1 m " a
8triKing out ior snore wnen mere was a
collision ' between a pumpkin and my
nose, and I'm certain it was the deacon's
pumpkin that mashed my smeller so flat
it never tjot over- iti It seemed to me.
that that'.tliina, was alivej It kept
bumpin'. at me till I had to dodge to save
my brains being "knocked out. When' I
looked about for that Irishman that had
raised all the mischief, there he, was,
sitting on the top of his house, smoking
his pipe, as happy as a clam. When !I
reached land again I called out to him,
and asked why he didn't leave the shanty
and come ashore, "Whisht, now !' said
he ; V don't you , saa I'm movin' ? Me
goods are all inside and I'm superintend
in' the job."
Then, as he was floating off, he asked
me what I was doing out in the stream
when he shoved me loose. I told him
that I was hunting for a particlar pump
kin that belonged to Deacon Goodrich.
He asked me if I worked for that gen
tleman, and wheal told him I did he
advised me to go back to him as quick
as I could, and the deacon could be sar-
The Different Color of the Tempter.
A gentleman took his son to a drunken
row m a tavern, where the inmates were
fighting and swearing, and paid he: .
"Do you know what has caused all
his?"
" No, sir."
His father, pointing to the decanters,
said: ' ' '
"That's the cause. Will you take a
drink?"
The boy started back with hflrror, and
exclaimed:
"No 1" .
Then he took the child to the cage of
a man with delirium tremens. The boy
gazed upon him affrighted, as the drunk
ard raved and tore, and thinkincr the
demons were after him, cried: Leave
me alone I leave me alone ! I see 'em 1
they're coming !"
"Do you know the cause of this, my
boy?" - ' i
) "No, sir."
s "This is caused by drink; will you
have some ?" and the boy shrank back
with a shudder as he refused the cup. -Next
they - called at the miserable
hovel of a drunkard, where was squalid
poverty, and the drunken father beating
his wif eA and, with oaths, knocking down
his children. ' ( s . . ; -c
' "What has caused this Vr said the"
father. . ; ,.
The son was silent. . ! . t
; Wheri; told that it was rum, he de
clared that he would never touch a drop
in his life.
But suppose that the lad should be in
vited to a wedding feast where, with
fruit and cake, the wine cup is passed,
amid scenes of cheerfulness and gayety,
where all the friends are respectable,
beloved and kind to each other, and he
should be asked to drink, would he re
fuse ? Or suppose him walking out with
his father on New Year's day to call on
his young lady friends, to enjoy the
festivity of ushering in the New Year.
With other things, wine is handed to
him by a smiling girl. His noble-hearted
father, whom he loves, presses the
wine-glass to his lips, and compliments
the young lady on the excellence of its
quality; what wonder if the son follow
his example ? '
A Common.
Error Among
rertimerm.
Xon-Ad-
A correspondent reports the substance
of a conversation overheard between
two merchants, one of whom advertised,
and tin other did not. "A" com
menced with a general protest against
advertising, and, as a clincher," remark
ed (falling into-a wide-spread error) :
"Why should 1 advertise? am I not
as well known as I can be; was I not
born in this town, and am I not known
to almost every man, woman and : child
in this county ? . Why, it's absurd."
.'Do you think so?" asked B,, It
seems to me that you only make tho
mistake which everybody in your posi
tion is likely to make. To be well
known is a good thing, but if you sup
pose for a moment that being well
known will make up for your not adver
tising, you make a great' mistake, and
one that you should do your best to
understand and5 eradicate."
A " How so ; what do you mean ?"
-B "Why, you should remember
that it is not altogether you or your
name that is important for people to re
member, or for you to advertise in the
Going t the Dentist.
I like to come across man . with the
toothache. There's something " pleas
ant abont advising him to stuff cotton
in it, to use camphor, creosote, prpjr-
mint, and " relief," that I al ways fel
better after giving it. I have been there
had an aching snag, and I know just
how it feels. It used to wak me np at
niglA, and make me mal at noon. I
didn't meet man or woman but what
they advised me. One said that a hot
knitting-needle pushed down on the
root was excellent, another said that
opium was an excellent thing, and others
said that it must be dag out by the
dentist." If I sat down to dinner, that
old tooth was sure to growl. If I went
to bed, or got up, or went to a party, or
The II t or of n Kknli.
Until within a few yeAr patt, nays
th Elmira Advrriiert thre has been
in tha poaneion of prominent family
down the Chmnng river fmra' Elmir
a few inileA, an obj ei that po-tseasea a
history of it owu t'w skull of a human
Wing. It was put to rather a trango
uaj as it hl lvn rieT'l np for a
chipmunk's our and set oi a 1uch
nar th kitchen-dnoT. Out and in
through the eye-hole ran the little
animal, grinning at the bysundert from
the month, and mnuchiog its corn and
nuts while watching from the nose.
Hight in the center of th forehead of
the skull was a small bullet hole. When
Sullivan's army .passed through this
valley, an adopted son of thi Indian
Cmmtmtn Emdo9 Jettte.
Captain Eads hat given a rrporter of
the St. Louis Republican the following
sketch of his plan for jettie at the
mouth of the Mississippi river, with
which Congress has authorized him t j
proceed:
The jetties will be made of willow
twigs, which, after cutting, are bound
inte bundlas, called in engineering par
lance "faacinea These fascines are nay
eight or ten feet in length and as many
inches in diameter, though of coupn
their size is varied at the convenience of
the workmen and according to tho re
quirements of the work. Having been
cut and properly secured the f seines
are put together in the form of a raft,
like timber logs, towed to the required
staid at home, it growled just tho same. Cornplanter, named Watt Baldwin, pre- spot, and then load.d ith ttoncs until
It wasu always a growl. Sometimes it ceded it as a scout, as ho was thorough- j they sink to the bottom. This process
was a jump that made my liair stand I ly posted in Indian warfare and knew j is repeated with successive raits until a
up, and again a sort of cutting pain that I the country as well as he knew hii own I continuous foundation is laid the entire
made me make up faces at the baby, and dooryard. On the day before the famous length of the troroscd line cf jettie.
slam doors, and break windows. I ate I battle at Baldwin's creek. Watt was The first or foundation rafts will Iw
cotton, peppermint, camphor, and opium scouting about the hills between the j from aeventy-flve to two hundred feet in
until I got black in the face, and that I army's camp at the .foot of Newtown
old snag kept right on. I put bags of I creek and what is now Wellsburg.' Caro
hot ashes to my cheek, applied mustard, I fully making his way through the woods.
width, aecoxdinir to the depth of watr
where they aro sunk, the decpeet water
reouirinflf the widest raftv As soon as
newspapers. It is the associating your held my head in the oven, took ,a sweat, his quick eye saw tho head of an Indian j the foundation is completed in this man
namo with . something that people want, and the ache still ached. . After the dod no from behind a loir at a short 1 ner another line of willow rafta is rank
and your power to convince them - that third week neighbors didn't dare ,to let distance, from .him - He placed , himself I qa top of those already down, and so on
you
advertising
man
thinking of the one the other naturally gerie, . and at last ? decided to have . my valley: 4 Ten 1 or twclYT years after 'the t will not be more ' than teri t t
recurs to the mind of the buyer. tooth out. I decided to, and then I de- close of the war, the scout, with his I By this means a channel Is created with
"So it is your goods, your prices, your cided not to. I changed my mind four J grandson, was walking on the hills in sloping sides. The water gradually fills
nil ao well Dy tnemk that - makes their b6ys pass my house, and hawkers behind atroe and watched. , i When, the I until the surface of the water is reached.
valuable. It brings the t and book ' canvassers went" round an- head came ur atrain .he' fired, and there I each line of rafts bcintr narrower tlun
and his croods together, so that in other street. I was beeomincr a mpna-'l wn mm W ImlUn irt"lhft f!himnnfri r k1rw"il nlil Oia'trttimoet lino
amw.
specialties, the advantages you have to
offer, and not yourself, as a mere man,
that you want people to understand.
One step further: Though you may
know everybody and everybody know
you, when you may happen to see
them, or they you, yet the old proverb,
' Out of sight out of mind,' should re
mind you that they do not see you un
less you meet. Now, this is the very
tning tnat newspapers are cauea upon
to remedy, and do remedy. They cause,
even compel, people to remember you
and your store when both are out of
times in one afternoon, and at last I
went. The dentist was glad to soe me.
He said that if he could not take that
tooth out without hurting me he would
give me a million. It got easier as he found the tree fr(pa the shelter of which
the vicinity of the occurrence. " Lotey,"
he said, " Cornplanter killed an Indian
somewhere abont here and left him.
Let us see if we can't find him." He
talked, and I concluded not to have it
pulled. I started down stairs, but a
jump caught me, and I rushed back.
He said he would look at it; perhaps it
did not need pulling at all, but he could
kill the nerve. By dint of flattery he
got me in the chair. Then he "softly in- the chipmunk's cage made.
sertcd a knife and cut away the gums
I looked up, and said I would kill him;
he had fired, and presently, the -. log
behind which the Indian had lain,- After
some further search and digging, the
bones of the fallen brave were discover
ed with the bullet-hole in the center of
his forehead. And out of his skull was
sight. You cannot fail to impress them but he begged me not toj said the cut-
A Itath In the Dead Sea.
up the interstice between the twigs
with sand and sediment, and in the
course of a few years the structure be
cornea as solid as a wall, being in fact a
submarine levee. It will readily be seen
that an almost incalculable Quantity of
willow twigs will be required to con
struct these two long lines of jetties the
whole length of south pass, and the work
of cutting and preparing them will
furnish employment to a great many men.
The stone work will not be elaborate,
inarnnfh as the rock will not require
any cutting or dressing, being ued
Life, in Persia.
During the great famine in Persia
many more persons died from the oppres
sions of the governors and officials than
from any other cause. The Governor of
Rascht asked the Sultan to waive the
payment of rent, and the request was
granted; but on his fall tho Shah re
voked his decision and appointed a new
governor, whose exactions drove hun
dreds of the peasants into Russian terri
tory, where they received land and seed,
with provision for their immediate wants.
This exodus creatine: a great sensation.
the Shah executed the new . governor
and reappointed his predecessor. But it
was too late. Only the infirm, blind and
lame remained, and . this province, once
the 'richest in Persia, exporting large
quantities of silk, corn and cotton to
Russia, has not yet recovered from the
blow. Considering the . diamonds
possessed by the Shah and his wives, he
is, personally, the richest sovereign in
the wferld, but his country is the poorest
which can be found. The thirty thou
sand persons who yearly make a pilgrim
age probably expend nine million rupees
out of the country, and all imports have
to be paid for in cash, so that gold has
almost disappeared. ..... '
by persistent advertising,- and at last
they could not forget you if they would.
But to answer you in your own way, by
example, let us consider the case of one
of the largest and most persistent "firms
who advertae." This firm is not only
known in New York State and city and
throughout the whole . country, as a
household world, but is known ver the
whole civilized world. , Do they adver
tise the less on this account ? Not at
alL On, the contrary, judging from the
legions of column and' half -column ad
vertisements which have flooded our
newspapers in the past two years, they
have done more advertising in that time
than in any previous four years. Yet
they were never so well known as at the
time when they commenced to adver
tise so largely." Advertisers' Gazette.
Cliased bv a Wolf.
A good many years ago, when publish
ing newspapers in Michigan was a
brigandish sort of business, a man known
as V.Old Sol Shipley" waa employed on
a journal in Eaton county. He had just
come from the East, and was in mortal
terror of wolves, bears and the other
wiia ammais aoounaing in the swamps
and forests. The proprietor of the
paper had a big dog, which took a great
liking to Shipley. One evening, says
the Detroit Free lre$, the old man
started to go out to a farmer's, about a
mile from town, where there was to be a
Payment of Totcn Indebtedness. grand "hoe down," and the dog sneaked
A bill is before the New York Legisla- after him, skulking along so softly that
tore to regulate the manner in which
any town of the State which has bonded
itself ' in aid 'of any railroad can pay eff
the inde"bb5dnes8 thus incurred. The
bill provides that upon the application
in writing of ' . citizens or taxpayers of
any town of that State to the supervisor
Old Sol didn't see him until dear of the
village. Then happening to turn around
he found the dog at his heels, and he
made a clean jump of ten feet, believing
that a wolf was with him. The dog gave
a yelp and made after him, and,hipley
fled down the road like a rabbit Agoing
ting was all the pain there was in it.
Me nnauy got me to ne.DacKana open
my mouth, and then he slipped in his
forceps aud closed them around the
tooth. ' Ohsordorordonbordosof orsor I "
I cried. But he didn't j?ay any atten
tion to it. He drew in a full breath
grasped the forceps tightly, and then
pulled. Great spoons 1 but didn't it
seem as if my head was going ! I tried
to shout, grappled at him, kicked, and
then he held up the old snag and said :
" There 1 I guess you won't feel any
more aching." . I leaped down and
hugged him. I promised him ten mil
lions; I told him to make my home his
house forever; I hugged him. again. I
shook him again. I shook hands with
everybody in the street, . kissed my
wife, bought the baby a dozen rattle
boxes in a heap, and it seemed to me
as if the world wa3 too small for me, I
was so happy.
To'lVhoBn She Says "AW
A woman never quite forgets the man
who has once loved her. She may not
have loved him; she may, indeed, have
given him the "no instead ol the
",yes" he hoped for; but the remem
brance that he desired a " yes " always
softens her thoughts of him, and would
make him, were he reminded of it a
friend forever. There may be girls who
make a jest of discarded suitors ; but
they are generally very young, and the
wooing has been something that did not
betoken ' much depth of tenderness.
There are mercenary , offers, too, that
only awaken scorn and hate' in the
woman wooed for money and not for
herself; but really to have touched a
man's heart is some thine: not to bo for-
Mr. C. A. Kingsbury writes as follows merely as a weight to sink and hold the
in Forest and Stream of a bath in the rafts in position. ' But very little pile
Dead sea: work will be required. The prosecution
Beaching at length this most remarka- ef the work will furnish steady employ-
ble of all tho seas and lakes on our globe, ment to at least fifteen hundred men for
we prepared to take a bath and such a several years, besides the additional
bath I can hardly expect ever to take employment that would be afforded in -
I had previously bathed in nu- carrying materials and supplies, ana win
do much to temporarily relieve th
financial and commercial prostration of
New Orleans.
Captain Ead further sold tliat the
summer would be consumed in surveys
and in making contracts for materials, .
supplies, labor, transportation, etc-, aud
he thought he could get ready to link
his first raft about the 1st of OctoUr
next. The south pasa will be choeen for
the work on account of the fixmne cf
its bed, as compared with the other
again.
merous seas, lakes, and rivers, but never
did I enjoy such a bath as this. The
specific gravity of the water is euch,
from its holding in solution so large a
proportion of salts (twenty-six and a
half per cent), that one floats upon its
surface like a cork. At the time there
was only a gentle ripple upon the soa,
and being a good swimmer I at once
struck out into deep water. I soon found
that I could not only swim and float
with wonderful ease, but that I could
actually walk in the water, sinking only passes of tho Delta. ,
to the armpits. Discovenncr this fact, 1
made for the shore, and taking Dr. C
one of our party, who could not swim,
led him into the sea where the water was
many fathoms deep. At first, ho was
quite reluctant to follow me, but he soon
gained confidence on finding there was
no danger of sinking, and he enjoyed the
novel bath as much as if he had been an
expert swimmer. ' Should the bather al
low the water to' get into his eyes or
mouth he would suffer considerable
abatement to his enjoyment, on account
It a in Diet,
This is what children ought on every
account to e acenstomed t j from tho
first; it is vastly more for their prtiwnt
health and comfort than" little nice
things, with which toni parents are o
often axt to vitiate their appetites, and
it will save them a 'great deal of morti
fication in after me. If you make it a
point to give them tho beat of every,
thing; to pamper them with rich cakm.
of such town, asking for the payment, in for a hollow log. The dog kept close to
whole or in part, of the bonded indebted- him, thinking it was all in fun," and the
ness,of such town created, in aid of j any printer's yells were plainly heard half a
railroad thejrem, the supervisor "so re- mile away. Nearing the house, he
questedj shall at the, next f .town election thought the wolf was gaining ' on him,
open a book' in which the application is and he turned aside and began circling
tin' of having a bigger pumpkin-head
than any that was in the river, and dd
you know, stranger, that I sometimes
thinW that Irishman was" more than half
right? -
Had Him Fire.
In giving a sketch of the Tiltons, the
deacon's pumpkins was all in the corner Monmouth (N. J.) Democrat saya: Dur- j addressing officers of the government.
written, ana any voter or taxpayer so
desiring may sign his name thereto.
This book is to be submitted to the
county judge, and upon its appearing to
him that the subscribers to the applica
tion represent a majority of its taxable
property, he shall certify to the fact, and
it shall thereupon be the duty of. the
supervisors of the town to raise by tax
a sufficient sum of money, which shall be
sacredly applied to the payment of the
town debt in the manner indicated in the
application. -
Hints to letter-Writers.
In writing a letter to the President or
the Governor of the State, it is proper to
i begin in this wise: " To his Excellency
the President, or the Governor;" then
comes his name in the next line. If
the letter is to a judge, the proper pre
face is "To his Honor;" then follows
the name of the judge. If to a mem
ber of Congress, " Honorable" is the
proper prefix, which is also used in
a log barn and yelling with all his might.
The folks came running down the road,
but they saw what was up, and they
stood back and yelled for Shipley to put
in his best licks until they could get a
gun. And then they stood there and
counted until he had made the circuit of
the house thirty-five times. At last he
found his lees failing and he would
yell out as he came around:
" Oh, Lor' githegun giterquick
give ye fifty dollar !"
The race came near using him up,
When he stopped he had but one boot
on ana was bareneaaea, ana no one
could ever find the missing articles.
sweetmeats and aucar plums; if you
of its extremely salt, bitter and irritating allow them to aay, with a scowl : "I
nature. No fish can live in this sea; but don't like this or that," "J can't rat
various kinds of ducks abound here at that,", and then , go away, and make a
certain seasons of the year. The water little toast, or kill a chicken for tlu-ir.
was as clear as ordinary aca water,' its dainty palate depend upon it you aro
temperature was agreeable, and it had an doing a great injury, not only on the
oily feeling, and altogether its action on gcbre of denying a full mnacle and rowy
the surface of the body was such as tp cheek, but of forming one of the roost
develop those pleasurable sensations per- inconvenient habit thai they can carry
gotten tme sue mes. . , ,i:vfi .Tf,;i.r.;nn I t t rti v.i v.
Always sue rememDers now nis eyes 1 , ,, , 4i .1,1 rri l .v.- v.
looked into hers; how; perhaps, lie " 0 "J""" rT '
lam JUu iriu j)irjiw ukui ' " s
and grumbling through lite, the verit
Ilomane fn Oregon.' , . j slaves almost in the wprkL: Mothers,
The Portland Orrfjonia'n thus ' gives J listen : and be warned in. lim. tor tho
the particulars of a marriage which took tirae will cone when you will repent;
place at Kahuna : More than, twelve feeing youx, sous . ana, tiaugnu-r mxxa
touched her hand with his, and how hei
heart ached when he turned away with
out that which aha could not give him,
She loves some one .else. Some other
man has , all the truth ot hex soul al
ways has ' and always will have j-but she
cannot forget the one who turned from
her and went his way and came no more.
She is crlad when she hears of his sue -
cess, gnevea when she Knows that he
has suffered; and when some day she
hears that he is married she who has
herself been married long years per
haps; she who, at all events, would
never have married him is she glad
then T I do not know. A woman's
heart is a very strange thing. I do not
believe she knows herself Glad! Oh,
yes; and is his wife pretty and nice T
And then she rays to herself that " be
has quite forgotten," and " that, gl
course, is best," and cries a little.
years ago a certain gentleman (nama not
necessary to the interest of the etory)
was acquainted with a little jrirl a mere
child, as she was only seven years of age
out of Washington county. When the
gold excitement broke out in Idaho, the
their home . miserable by. complaint.
and raising their children np in the same
way.
. feed for llamt e,
A reverend doctor of Georgia had a
gentleman, then but a stripling, caught of mwdx Boene the chap. 1
the auriferous contagion, and, along with of lanxtie He was prcach-
thousands of others, took his pick, . mustrxti2g 1 ,abject by the
shovel, and pan, and started to make his of a zxa condemned to be hanc.
fortune among the hills and canyons of reprieved under the aeaffold. Ho
uiai region, v u . . srrihe. the ratherintr of the
. 1 1 1 -
crowd, the bringing out of the prisoner,
his remarka under the raHowa. the ai-
IE!
pt aown yonaer, close to the river, on
e slope, and he had two pet ones that
was about as big round as a cart wheel,
and he had nuss'd them with the greatest
love, going out quite frequent on moon
light nights to sit down by 'em and
figure up in his mind how many pies
they would make through the winter.
So you can understand his sorrow when
he seen, 'em just- rise up and jine the
procession that was going to the blazes.
The deacon's wife was one of the kindest
women I ever tWd, andwhett hi under-
ing the Millerite excitement, thirty In writing to a friend, whether the friend
years ago, one of the Tilton family in
this county became a convei t to the crema
tion theory, and on " the day fixed for
the final conflagration he watched : all
day for the sound of the angel's trumpet
that was to be the signal for the com
mencement of the pyrotechnic exhibi
tion. He was very much disappointed
at the failure so much so that he started
a fire in the woods in his neighborhood,
which burned ovar one hundred acres of
timber before it eould be stopped ,
is dear or not, fashion dictates the use of
the expression "My dear Mr. or Mrs."
In closing a letter, many say " Yours
truly," or "Yours respectfully," but
there are letters written by dignitaries
high in power, who simply sign their
name when they have said what they had
to say. ; The date of a letter is usually
written on the upper right hand portion
of the sheet, and, the body of the letter
begins on the line below where the ad
dress ends
Singular Incident.
A singular incident is thus related by
a Virginia (Nev.) journal: A few days
since the Virginia City and Gold Hill
Water Company had on their big reser
voir, near the Ophir grade, a crop of ice
six inches in thickness and perfectly
firm and solid. They were about to be
gin harvestiiig it when a heavy gale oc
curred, and in a few hours all the ice on
the pond was destroyed. As soon as the
pressure of the blast had broken a hole,
the wind got under it, and in a short
time it was broken into fragments, driven
against the shore and .there ground to
atoms.. In no other country have we
ever heard of such a thing occurring on
a small pond such as is this reservoir. It
shows something of the f ore of what is
here popularly termed the "Wash
a w
gephrH
Hxb Wat. There is more than one
m m sta . a . il
way out 01 a aiiemma, . a. genueman
lately told his little four-year-old daugh
ter that it was hard times now that if
she ate syrup on her cake she could not
have butter also. The child worked in
fantile philosophy for a moment, and
then, arching her brows, asked: ' I can
have two cakes, can t I, papa I "Yea,
my dear," he said. "Then -I will eat
butter on one and syrup on the ether,".
she naively replied.
What is Said op Tbxm. A Memphis
paper has set afloat a paragraph which
is going the rounds of the press, in
which one of the managers of the Louis
villa library lottery declares that all the
five concert scheme were frauds of the
first water and that the project
1 ocived in sin and born in isiquiiy."
a St S
in? yiassituaea our nero came uown
from Idaho and settled on a farm some
where in Washington Territory. Al
though twelve -years had passed over his
head, the gentleman never forgot the
sweetheart of his boyhood days. Dur
ing all these years lie never aaw the girl,
nor did even a letter pass between them.
A few months ago the gentleman eat
down and penned the young lady a few
fins, reminding her of "old times,"
and asking her to renew acquaintance.
and brighten up the old rusty chain of
friendship. In a short time, to his great
st m
joy, he receivea a lavorsme reppoona
Correspondence followed, photographs
were exchanged, and matrimonial over
tures were made and promptly accepted
Every preparation waamade for thenup
tials, and a few days since these partie
met at Kahuna, after an absence of tsrelve
years, and were joined La wedlock within
an hour. The happy .couple came, up
to the city and took the train southward,
intending to make a hymesMl tour
through the rtiitj.
pearance of the executioner, the adjust
ment of the halter, the preparation to
let fall the platform, and just then the
appearance in the dirtance of the dust
covered courier, the jaded borae, the
waving handkerchief, the commotion in
the crowd. At this thrilling point, w hen
every one waa listening in brredLh-w
silence, the doctor became a little pro
lix. One of the lunatic could bold out
no longer, but starting up from among
the congregmiion, hejahouted: " Hurry,
doctor ! for raercya sake, hurry !
They'll hrE the poor man before you
get there J '
Tot Sex. Science has reduced all
knowledge of the sun and the plane U to
ao CLe a point that it is bow generally
known that those bodies are composed cf
much the earn material. aa the earth;
and further that the earti wai oncn
the tame condition thal.th rtm is bow.
a Varsirg teethlaf saa. cf re.
    

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