North Carolina Newspapers

GEO. S. BAKER, Editor and Proprietor.
TERMS: S2.00 per Annum.
NO. 38.
' iMve Reciprocated.
Only a nhelter for my head I Bought,
On- stormy winter night ;
To me tle blowing of my life wh brought,
Making tho whole world bright. '
How aball I tbank Thee for a gift bo sweet,
OdoareHt Heavenly Friend?
I Bought a renting place for weary feet,
And found my journey's end.
Only the latchet of a friendly door
My timid fingers tried ;
A loving heart, with all its precious store,
To me woh opened wide.
I asked for shelter from a passing shower
My nun shall always shin !
I would have sat beside the hearth an hour
And the whole heart was mine !
Overdue and Careless Men.
' TT ' -a .'.... '
now many .years oi ner me does a
woman spend looking out of the window
for men who are overdue ? I have not
lived half of my three score and ten
years yet, and I am sure I have wasted
time enough in the fruitless operation to
have made mvself mistress of all the
hieroglyphics ever discovered. Only
one thing I have learned, that man, like
the peasant woman's watched pot that
nover boils, never comes when he is
looked for; and that hasn't done me any
good; for, still, whenever I have occa
sion, I invite the influenza by sitting in
a strong draught, with my eyes fixed on
'Just one more story, grandma;
about when you were a little girl and
lived in tho woods," said Frank.
And grandma drew off her spectacles
and shut her book. : She , leaned her
head back against the large easy-chair,
and shut hor eyes, thinking.
I remember as if it were only yester
day, fcho said, raising her head and
looking at the children who had gathered
around her. I was only seven, and my
little baby brother wasn't a year old.
" I'm going to the spring-house," said
mother, and you must stay in the room
and rock baby, if he wakes." So I took
my knitting, for I had learned to knit,
and was very proud of the stocking that
was growing under my hand.
It a was cool day, late in the fall, and
tho doora were all shut. Baby slept,
and I knittod for half an hour. Then
ho awoktf and began to cry. As I got
down from mother's great easy chair,
where I had been knitting, I thought I
heard a strange noise outside. It wasn't
Lion, for ho had gone off with father to
tho mill. Something rubbed against the
door and made tho latch rattle, j I felt
afraid, and went to the door and fastened
ho bolt. I stood still, listening, with
.baby in my arms he had stoppled cry
ingand I could hear my heart beat,
thump, thnmp, thump I '
All at once there came a short, cruel
kind of bark, and then a snap. A mo
ment af tor tho window broke with a loud
crash, and 1 saw the long head, open
jav3 and fi.iry eye3 of a wolf glaring ' in
upon me. An angel sent by our good
Father in heaven must have told me in
that instant of terror what to do. The
wolf was climbing in through the small
window, and to have lingered but a
second or two would have been death.
Moved as if by a power not my own, and
without thinking what was best to do,
I ran, with babv held ticrhtlv in mv
m v- a
- arms, to tho stairs that went up into the
loft. Scarcely had my foot left the last
step, when tho wolf was in the room be-
' low. ,
With a savage growl ho sprang after
mo. As ho did so I let the door, which
shut like a cellar door fall over the stair
way, and it struck him on the nose and
knocked him back." A chest stood near,
and somotiiing told me to pull this over
tho door. So I laid baby down,' and
dragged at tho chest with all my
strength.. Jmt a- I goi one corner oyer
tho door, tho wolf 's head struck it and
knocked it up a little. But before he
could s triko it again I Lad the chest clear
across. This would not have kept him
back if I had not dragged another chest
over tho door, and piled ever so many
things' on top of these. How savagely
ho did growj and snarl! But I was safe.
And now I grow frightened about
' mother. If she should come back from
tho spring-house, ho would tear her to
, pieces Th'jro was only one .window or
.opening in the l6f fc, and that did not look
toward the spring-house ; and so there
was no way iu which I could give her
warning, or let hor know, if she had seen
the wolf, that we were safe.
v For a long timo the 'wolf tried to get
at us, but at last I could hear him go
ing down the stairs. . He moved about
the room below, knocking things about
. for over so long, and then. I heard him
spring up to the window At the same
moment I heard my father 'q voice shout
ing not far off. Oh, how my heart 'did
leap with gladness I Then came Lion's
heavy bark, which grew 'excited, and
soon I heard him yelping down the road
in the wildest way. The , wolf was still
in tho window. I could hear him strug
gling and breaking pieces of ; glass.
Lion was almost upon him, when ,my
father called him off in a stern command.
All was silent now, but the silence was
" quickly broken by the crack of a rifle,
which sent a bullet into the wolf's head,
, , killing him instantly. ' , f
"Father ! father 1" I cried, from the"
loft window. He told me afterward that
my voice came to him as from the dead,
lie ran around to that side of the house.
Mother was with him, looking as white
as' a sheet. I saw them both clasp their
liands together, and lift their
thankfulness to God.
"When I tried to pull the chests away,
I could net move them an inch. In my
great danger God had given me strength
TJie English Failure.
The depression in the English iron
trade, says the editor of the New York
Graphic, has reached a crisis in the
failure of several great firms, with lia
bilities amounting in the aggregate to
some forty-five millions of dollars.
This disaster has since been followed by
the suspension of houses engaged in the
East India trade for sixteen millions.
This has naturally enough shaken public
confidence, and while bankers are care
fully revising their credits there is a
growing feeling of insecurity, deeping
into alarm. ' .
These English failures have an im-
the furthest point possible, with visions meiately disturbing influence on Ameri-
oi nospuai amDuiances ana woeiui leie- finances. They upset calculations,
grams before my eyes, whenever any derange rates of exchange and the
one, from my grandfather to my little relative. value of securities, and create
nephew, doesn't "arrive himself" in prof0und uncertainty for the time. But
proper time. f Well, Polly, what's the' the effect on American interests will
matter ? You look solemn. Solemn ! questionably be wholesome and! in-
XIT 11 m j a ai ' . i
vveii, you Know enougn not vo rung
yourself into his arms and cry: ' The
sea has given up its dead,"vor anything
of that sort. You say: Ah I" in an of
fended tone, or in an unnaturally calm
one, and perhaps remark that " dinner
was burnt to a crisp four hours ago,' or
that you have ." sat with your bonnet on
ready for .the concert from seven until
nine," and wait for some explanation. ) It
is sometimes vouchsafed, and then pen
erally proves to be: "Met a fellow."
Yea, meeting "a fellow" is reason
enough for any amount of staying out.
Who is ' ' a fellow," I . wonder, that he
should outweicrh- wife, mother, and
sweetheart, daughter, niece and aunt I
Why should " a fellow " have such in
fluence? No one ever pees " a fellow,"
or hears all jhis name. r He is never pro
duced. Ask after j him, and you hear
The riucku Attempt of a Murderer
to A venae Mlmself on an Amsall
ant Cut Short by Death.
The Spanish Kaleidoscope.
' In the Spanish political situation, just
before the advent of Alfonso, the great
necessity was that some one section of
the political elements should become
Bunker mil Monument.
Boston correspondents have been
hunting up the history of the monument
at Bunker Hill, and from their accounts
we learn that in 1822 a number of gen-
The Brook Farm, Community.
A correspondent of the Chicago Inter
Ocean writing of George William Cur
tis, draws a ludicrous picture of tho
Brook Farm community, nith which
The folio wine is taken from the Cin
cinnati Enquirer account of the assas- supreme that is to say, that out of the tlemen of Boston and vicinity proposed Mr Curtis was connected. As manr of
simtion of Tom McGehan, the murderer, or IO"7 -caueu parues wmcn " T.i f., the members have sinOs become promi-
at Hamilton, Ohio. It was while de- divide the allegiance of the ever loyal the spot of the flrsfbatUe of the revolu- nentia TTX!cadon of letters, the
fending McGehan from an accusation of hidalgos at least half a dozen should so tion, and replace the small monument bo win, interest. Pre-
murder that Clement L. Yallandigham far agree on a common policy that they erected in 1734 to the memory of Gen. vhjLt community whs no one
WV a A A A a 1 l 4fe in i ii i a ma ii mt .9 fc AA. O I
that he is not the sort of fellow to be
introduced. He is never brought home.
Apparently. he is not good enough; but
he is important enough to upset a house
hold, to keep meals waiting, to f keep
people up until midnight J to have met
him is ample excuse for anything forget
ful or neglectful, j
A Glorious Success.
The New York World remarks that
the successes and sensations of such
celebrations as that of Boston are so inti
matjy associated with their drawbacks
and discomforts that we cannot separate
them. A crowd of 350,000 people means
a scarcity of beds and a difficulty of ob
taining board, much crushing in the
streets and more on the cars. A pro
cession ten miles long means a proces
sion five hours late, and the lopping of
ceremonies and orations, though that
may not . be regarded .as an unmixed
eviL With her celebration Boston has
had her little worries; nevertheless, it
must be said that the success was so
great as far to outweigh them. Pleasant
weather, an immense throng, a long and
brilliant procession, no serious accidents,
and a general freedom from annoyance
in the matter of delay and oversight
all these Boston Had, and these should
satisfy even Boston. The most gratify
ing features of the day were unquestion
ably the warm fraternal feeling with
which the military representatives "of
South Carolina, Maryland and Virginia
were received, and the unanimity with
the speakers dwelt on the necessity for
renewing in 1875 that intimate affection
between North and South whose testa
ment in 1775 was sealed by the people
of both sections with their blood. No
better object could occupy the popular
attention on such a day and in such a
place. ,
The Iributie asks: How could we bet
ter celebrate the centennial anniversary
of this memorable battle thansby iust
such demonstrations of the new spirit,
binding together the union of States
which the heroes of Bunker Hill died to
establish? ; Until now the work of 1775
has not been perfectly accomplished. It
took eight years to make us an inde
pendent people; it has taken a hundred
to make us one. But henceforth we
can honestly wear the motto whichwas
once little better han a satire ' Liberty
and Unions now and forever, one and in
vigorating. The sooner the business
world reaches equilibrium the safer and
healthier and better - it will be for the
business of all countries. Business can
not any longer be considered as a local
affair or in its purely national aspects.
Lombard street and Wall street and ;the
Bourse : open into , each other, and ? are
mutually dependent parts of one great
system of exchange. The trade of; the
world is essentially one. The stoppage
of railway building here creates a panic
in London. These recent failures must
be studied in connection with great
general causes in order to be understood.
It is too much overlooked that our vast
mechanical improvements and increased
means of swift transportation have had a
powerful j effect on production of all
kinds. There is too much raised and
too much made, and waste and loss are
the inevitable incidents. Business of
all sorts iis overdone. We forgot how
enormously business ftlcilities have in
creased within a half century, and how a
single mercantile house to-day does
more business, Handles more goods,
has larger interests involved, and
covers a wider area by its operations
than half an old-fashioned ! city. Not
enough allowance is made in our
financial and economic calculations for
the vast phanges brought about by im
proved mechanics and inventions which
have revolutionized the industry of civi
lized nations. Aud this overdoing of
business lias disturbed markets and de
ranged exchanges within a dozen years
as never before. The trade of all Europe
accidentally shot himself. t The Enquirer
says that such is the state of public sen
timent in Hamilton that it is doubtful if
the murderer of McGehan will ever be
hunted up or punished when found.
The account says:
Twelve buckshots were found in the
head and neck of the dead man, and
three in the counter, making in all fif
teen. The window-pane opposite the
diamond-shaped orifice was - shattered,
or rather completely, blown out, by the
explosion; portions of the glass 'being
found driven into the tough wood-work
of the counter, and one piece having
been shot through a mirror hanging
over the shelving of a side-board be
yond. Five of the missiles had pierced
the black felt hat worn by the deceased;
but only one of the wounds seems tei
have been necessarily fatal one which,
passing through the lobe of the left ear,
severed the jugular vein, glanced thence
along the left r breast, tearing the flesh
apart in a ragged - gash thirteen inches
long, and finally buried itself in the
lungs.' . " ' ! " ' "
McGehan,notwithstancHug his hideous
wounds, including the shot which must
have instantly destroyed the sight of
one eye, seems to have understood the
whole situation before either of the ter
rified men at the other side qf the bar
had" sufficiently recovered from their
fright to comprehend its cause. , The
whole savage nature of the burly ruffian
wras instantaneously braced by the iron
resolve of vengeance. With one eye
cord severed by the cruel shot of the
cowardly assassin; with the life blood
leaping in torrents - from his veins at
every throb of the panting heart; with
every nerve of sensation alive with the
keenest agony; with the very conscious
ness of death upon him, and the dizzi
ness of death within him, and the red
ness of death dyeing the sanded floor
beneath him till his feet slipped in his
could act as a unit on the two or three
public topics that are of consequence,
and the continued division of all the
others should rule the country. It was
because of the failure of Spanish poli
ticians to frame any such combination
through the invincible conceit and per
sonal pride of many leaders that the re
publicans came to the surface and re
mained there long enough to show that
they within their lines were scarcely less
divided on primary ideas than the many
factions of royalists respectively. But
the combination which brought in
Alfonso seemed to have Becured the
needful cohesion by what compromises
or bargains the world did not care; for
some political immorality in that way
was less offensive than the disorganiza
tion of a great country threatened to be
come. It is, however, likely to appear
that there was no chemical combination
of the political elements in that cohesion,
but only a mixture; that it was a mere
truce by which the parties agreed to
forgo their hostilities till they 1 could
make a general effort to cheai one
another, each with the aspiration to
govern under Alfonso's name. But they
have come again to a standstill, and the
government and the juvenile majesty are
Warren. The ground was purchased.
and an association was formed, which
was incorporated by the Legislature in
1823. The first president was John
Brooks, then governor of Massachusetts,
who had borne a musket at Bunker Hill,
and the name of Daniel Webster headed
the roll in the first board of directors.
although a public appeal had been made
for funds, which was not very liberally
responded to, notwithstanding the fact
that it was written in Webster's match
less enthusiastic style. In 1824 a stand
ing committee was appointed, who elect
ed Solomon Willard architect and super
intendent, to give his time, talent and
energy to the enterprise for eighteen
years. This was a step toward some
thing definite, and another appeal for
aid met with such success that a com
mittee on design was appointed. They
had a difficult task to perform, for gen
eral opinion ran strongly in favor of a
column, and it was not until June) 7 that
a better judgment prevailed, and an obe
lisk was decided upon. Meantime the
semi-centennial of the battle had come
so near that it was only ten days in the
future. The sanguine patriots who had
first conceived the idea of the monument
in a hopelessly false position. Theyamnot had bought to celebrate its completion
govern the country absolutely, for want
of strength; they cannot govern it liber
ally, for want of faith in the ' people.
They are unable to seize the nation in
that absolute grasp which uses force
wherever it finds it to accomplish what-
on that day, and their successors deter
mined, although there was no monu
ment, nor even the beginning of one,
nor any money to build it, that ah imag
inary corner-stone should be laid on the
17th of June. The events of that great
own gore, the grim courage of the man
never failed him. He grasped his revol
ver and strode toward the door, endeav
oring, in the act of .hastening to meet
ever the peril of the country . requires; day in 1825 hardly need to be recounted,
for there is in their circle not a man of
the right fiber; but they cannot throw
themselves upon the country, and de
clare what they want; for if their help
lessness were declared they would be
driven ont by as small a display of force
as brought them in. So we may antici
pate an early and dramatic change in the
bits of painted glass that make up the
picture of Spanish politics.
Tlie Uost Steamer.
for they have become part of the nation's
history. All Boston poured its popula
tion upon Breed's Hill, where Daniel
Webster delivered that matchless oration
which has, for half a century, been as
familiar as household words in all the
land. Although there was no corner
stone, the ceremony of laying it served a
useful purpose, for it so awakened popu
lar enthusiasm that funds to a limited
amount were obtained.
At this time $10,000 had been contri
buted, and the State, gave $7,000 after
much bickering. With this sum, the
knows, nor will they ever know, for tho
philosophers are chary of their srcrrt
and the result of this venture wis not
such s to court publicity. To its mem
bers it promised a Utopian existence,
wherein the wholcsomo tolls of Arcadia
and the divine inspiration of Parnassus
should blend in harmony ; or, as Frede
rika Bremer puts it, " that people, in
stead oi going to heaven as now, by tho
A mm . .
inorny pain, will wander tmuier on
roses,' and more of the same sort. To
outsiders it seemed a Tery absurd under
taking of impractical people to do im
possible things. IU earthly, eite was
Roxbury (near Boston) ; iU aim was
somewhat in the clouds ; its result,
speedy dismemberment, disappointed
expectations, .and financial ruixw Among
its members were Dr. Chanaing, tho
Unitarian , saint 2 : Theodore Parker, his
antagonist in creed ; . Hawthorne, to
xhom. many of its aspects must haro
been irresistibly droll;' Dana, who
breathes now a different atmosphere in
the pages of the New York Sun ; Curti,
" the brilliant .young ,howadiit" yet
un traveled ; Alcott, I think, and several
others. Emerson, though invited and
bound to the community by many ties,
shrewdly declined joining, but lie vinited
it often. . Margaret Fuller, . the Isis to
Emerson, the Otiris of those new mys
teries, was a frequent guest likewise, and
if her hosts appreciated her as much as
she appreciated herself, they must havo
enjoyed her .society. . Although Haw
thorne positively fliscbumt any descrip
tion of Brook Farm in the Blythedalo
Romance," still that will remain to thn
profane, at least, a tolerably true record
of that episode. How droll those chap
ters are I Miles Coverdale leaving Ids
oozy bachelor rooms to go into an Apri
snowstorm, and trying to ray: "How
pleasant this is,' while the flakes fly be
tween his teeth ; then Zenobia, an
idealized Margaret Fuller, and whoso sail
fate was the paraphrase of a tragedy on
Concord river. Hollingsworth, too, tho
philanthropist, to retain whoto society
CoTcrdale declared they would have to
is embarrassed and clogged by the enor- his enemy, to husband all his strength , .. . J . i ,v commit systematically one crime apiece,
i 1 r x vi . . ' ... . -r. . r, m the north Atlantic, was an iron vessel rwork progressed for two years at a slow . ...
mous quantities of products, which out- for the possible encounter. But the I ,0 . . , ' . , . . . u ? . for peccadilloes would never satisfy him;
run the j purchasing capacity of the
people, and the multiplication of mer
cantile facilities and operators. Mer
chants confess that they do not know
blood welled up too fast, and the stout
man staggered, for the first moment feel
ing how near death was.
Then came the terrible struggle, the
self, redoubled with the knowledge that
his life was ebbing with his blood. Ac
cording to the horribly vivid testimony
of witnesses, his efforts to reach the door
seem to have been much like those of a
drunken man wielding all . his will to
where to send a ship's cargo of anything I man's iron determination to avenge him-
and make money by it. They cannot
live by trading on each other. The three
Yankee boys who made half a dollar
apiece by swapping jackets have re
presented the operations of a class of
stock speculators; but even these are
compelled to bottom their transactions
on the solid work and want of the world.
The exceptional activity of special trades
in England ends by the natural opera
tions of Jeconomical laws, and however
embarrassing the failure to English
credit for a time it will tend to a healthier
condition of business and exenange in
the end. 1
the British Lloyds, and drew twenty-two
feet of water. She was built in 1872 bj
Dumbarton, McMillan & Co., for the
use of the Liverpool and Mississippi
Steamship Company, to ply between
Montreal, Quebec, and Liverpool. She
was divided into four water-tight com
partments. She was bark-rigged, and
her frame work was considered very solid
and very . substantial. She was three
hundred and twenty-six feet long, thirty-
rate, and resulted in getting a monument
to the height of forty feet, built of
Quincy granite. It was then abandoned
for four years, until finally the Massa
chusetts Charitable Mechanics' Associa
tion took hold of it, when money began
to flow in in response to the popular en
thusiasm generated by a public meeting i
in Faneuil Hall, at which Edward Ever
ett delivered a masterly oration. In
1834 work was resumed, and steady
progress made until Juiyi&iz, wnen
and happiest of all, Silas Foster, their
farmer the practical leaven in this im
practical mixture, who addressed paint,
philosopher, or sage in pretty much tho
same tones he would have used to his
oxen; who shocked Coverdale by men
tioning pigs ; who gulped his tea as if it
were a decoction of catnip who perpe
trated enormities with the batter-plato I
Fancy this assembly, with". eVcry senti
ment pretcrnaturally refined, in intimato
mamtaonhisfoofang. His cowardly ene- eight feet breadth if beam and twenty- the cap stone was placed amid simple 'ff
my,Tb?mth a.iGW yff five feet depth of hold. She was pro- ceremonies. During the last year, the ,We Jf" MfT C1.
and the shadowy destroyer had stepped .u. ..j r .i nf oimf tw tmxB thahe worst land of ogrws!
A-lVarntna to Tramps
The New York State superintendents
Of the poor adopted the following : j -
Whereas, The evils that result from
the presence and increase of able-bodied
tramps in all the counties in the State of
New York require that reffective meas
ures for repressmgarid preventing thera
should be adopted.-r Therefore, j
Resolved; "That" it iTlhe opiniop of
this convention, that - all al$53oclid
tramps and paupers shouldV a far ss
practicable, jx compelled to labor, and
that , efforts , should be made . by the
boards of supervisors and overseers of
the poor, and others having the au
thority to do so, to devise means for
A Common Sense Yteiv. .
The following piece of wisdom was ut
tered by -State Superintendent Briggs of
Michigan : The prevailing tendency of
the present timo to introduce the higher
branches of study into our schools to
the neglect of the elementary is greatly
to be deplored. After the children are
well grounded in the elementary
branches of study, then, and not till
then, let them carry their investigations
further. The education acquired in our
schools is, I fear, becoming too super
ficial in its character. As our teachers
in the public schools are required to
give instruction in what is termed the
higher branches of study, it seems es
sentially necessary that the ! township
superintendents, who are examining offi
cers, should be capable ol testing the
qualifications of applicants for teachers'
certificates in said studies. I hold that
managing ability and the faculty of in
shadowy destroyer had stepped
in between them with all that ghastly
might against which human will and
fleshly strength must strive in. vain. But
all that human will and strength could
do under such frightful conditions the
dying man did. - He had walked out and
was standing about three feet in front of
the bar when he fell, his feet slipping in
his own , blood. While grasping with
one haiid at a table leaning against the
east wall he seems to have swung round,
his head and shoulders sinking against
the wall as he slipped forward. He
must have died almost immediately
afterwards, leaning slightly on his elbow,
as in the last vain effort to rise, his head
and shoulders being jammed a little for
ward. And many who peered through
the saloon windows by the first gleam
of. 'gray' daylight, .to behold the gory
corpse, remembers that Tom Myers had
djed in the same attitude. During the
night his wife had been informed of his
late, and early in tne morning, accom
panied by her son, a lad of thirteen sum
mers, came up to the saloon It was the
intention of the bffioers not to let her see
him, as he lay in just, the position he
fell, which was in a pool of blood, sick
ening to behold. But ere the officers
vided with a compound surface -con dens- enterprise was almost wholly sustained
ing engine, with a thirty-six -inch stroke by the proceeds of a ladies fair held in
of cylinder, and when inspected after Boston.
completion was pronounced to be a
superior vessel and in every respect
stanch and seaworthy. She was valued
at $350,000, and was insured for the full
amount in English companies. -
The usual commander of the vessel
was Capt. Thurle. Capt. Bennett was
captain of the Quebec On the day on
which the Vicksburg was to leave Liver
pool, Capt Thurle was taken sick, and
by request was transferred from the
The monument being completed, it
was decided to dedicate it June 17, 1843,
and sreat preparations were made for
the event. President Tyler and cabinet,
together with many State and federal
dignitaries, were present, as were one
hundred and ten survivors of the Revo
lution, gathered from all parts of the
Union, one of whom had borne a gun at
Bunker HilL Daniel Webster delivered
a glowing eulogy of the country, which,
Vicksburg to the Quebec, CapL Bennett with his address at the laying of the cor-
taking his place. No accident had ever I ner-stone, has since become so well
occurred to the Vicksburcr before, save I known to every schoolboy. The monu-
structing in common English branches, Prevent it, the boy had opened the b
in her first year out, when she went
ashore in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and
a hole was made in her hulL She was,
however, refitted, and according to the
testimony of the survivors was afterward
' stronger and better than ever." Capt.
Bennett, though only twenty-eight years
of age, was an experienced officer. He
was only recently married. He was em
ployed on the same line since it first
started. The voyage in which he met
his death for the opinion is that he
went down with the vessel was the first
one in which he had charge of the Yicks-
ment is two hundred and twenty-one feet
in height, and each side of the square
measures thirty feet at the base. The
total cost of erection was 8101,903.
llhat it lot o be of Royal Blood.
n i
The London Examiner has created
ivmaiilprnVilA vrmmnt in Tnd-irul YtT
criUcising rather sharply the appoint-J PlfZZFi
Isn't It Time It was Stopped T
Two years ago during a political cam-
.Was erer a mojrejludicrop? picture of
unnatural partnership I Or even a moro
delicate allegory of the triumph of senso
over theory than Silas's ad y ice when tho
fainting girl is brought into a circle tliat
question her motives, but offer no help f
Being by tthis time folly gorged, ho
crowned his amiable 'exploits with a
draught from the water pitcher, and then
favored us with his opinion a1xut tho
business far hand. - And : certainly,
Uiougn tney proceeded outjol an un
wiped mouth, his expressions did him
honor. 'Give the' girl a cap' of hot tea
and a thick slice of this first-rate bacon,'
said Silas, like a sensible man that ho
was; tnavs waa aae , wanta Alter
this taste of transcendentalism Curtis
went traveling as WA Howldji on tho
Banks of the Nfle." -
eyes in their employment, in addition to the or
dinary work now required of them.;
Resolved; That it should be the estab
lished rule that every such person, and
all others who ask aim, should be re-
to drag them over the loft door,, but now qnired to labor tothenll'extent pf their
that the danger was past my litUe hands ability for whatever alms they receive.
! St o
regardless oi tne Knowledge naa in
the higher studies, should mainly deter
mine the grade of certificate 'each appli
cant is entitled to. I know of many
teachers who make no pretension to a
knbwlecige of the higher studies, but
have won an enviable reputation as mana
gers and instructors, iaitn(ul, earnest
Capable j and highly honor themselves and
the profession of teaching, that are enti
tled to I and should receive the highest
grade certificate that can be conferred
under the law.
door with a key he had, and the wife in
an instant was sobbing over her dead
husband, with her arms around his neck
and hex lips pressed to the cold, mangled
and bloody lips of the dead r.
were too weak to remove them. - So
father had to climb up a ladder to die
loft window, and release baby and I
from our place of refuge. ;
Mother did not know anything of our
danger until she had finished her work
in the spring-house. Just as she came
out she saw the wolf's head at the win
dow, and at the same moment father and
Lion appeared in sight. ,
If " conscience makes cowards of us
all," the brave man has no conscience
iccsolvca, That in addition to tne or
dinary industries now pursued on the
pborhouse grounds and farms, this con
vention suggests among others that the
following kinds of industries may be
profitably introduced, viz. : the break
ing of stones for roadways;., the culture
of broom corn and manufacture of
brooms; the culture and preparation of
osier willow, and the manufacture of
willow ware ; and the .stripping and
preparation of the common Tndian corn
husks for bedding and stuffing uses.
To Test the Quality of Silk.
reight and bulk of
me weignt and duik oi siik is very
much ihcrea'ied by treating it when dyed
with salts of iron, tin, and other chemi
cals; this increase in weight ranges from
one hundred to three hundred per cent.
The fiber so treated is' seriously injured
in quality and rendered so combustible
that it is liable to undergo spontaneous
combustion. ; The simple washing of the
fabric will make a change in its stiffness
and density if the weighting is very
great, which may be easily perceived. If
it is burned, the adulterated silk will
give but a faint trace of its characteristic i till he released it.
An Intelligent Mouse. '
The Austin (Nevada) Reveille says: A
poor little mouse, whose home is under
the floor of the Reveille office, came out
the other morning to forage for his
breakfast. Seeing some printing-ink
which had been spilled upon the floor,
he thought that would make a good
meal and he went for it. After nibbling
a little while, he became frightened at a
noise made by those watching him and
started to run back to his hole; but the
ink being of a sticky nature, he found
himself unable to move, whereupon he
set up a doleful squeak. In a few mo
ments along came a larger rapuse,
probably his father, who seemed totake
in the situation at a glance, and at once
commenced an attempt .to release his
diminutive relative. He stepped care
fully over the ink until he came to the
little mouse, and laying hold of the back
of his neck with his teeth tugged away
The affair was wit-
animal odor,' and the ashes- will be found
to contain a large percentage of oxide of
nessed by several persons, who were so
interested in the novel sight that they
offered no molestation to tho animals.
The Root of the league.
A Wisconsin journal, sympathizing
with the districts of its neighboring
States which have been destroyed by
grasshoppers, attributes the , develop- J possessing equal claims to public honor.
ment of the Prince of Wales to a field
marfthalship. It says: Honor to the
brave I With feelings of unfeigned de
light the public will read the first three
names in the Birthday Gazette. " To
be field-marshals, General Sir John Fos
ter Fitzgerald; General the Marquis.of
Tweed-dale; and General His Boyal
Highness Albert Edward, Prince of
Wales, and Duke of CornwalL" A glo
rious triumvirate; a trinity of heroes.
ment of the pests to the scarcity of birds,
which formerly abourded in great num
bers, and feeding on the grasshoppers
eggs, prevented the vast swarms of hop
pers which now ruin the farmers of the
northwest. The editor remarks :
The blackbird in fact, every kind of
bird that would pick up a kernel of corn
or shallow a cherry has been butchered
by these abort-sighted, selfish classes.
From the cities have swarmed sports
men of high and low degree, who have
slaughtered the prairie chicken until
now in some localities where they ought
to exist in great numbers, not a single
one is left. Then, too, not satisfied
with this work of destruction, every
winter tons upon tons of these birds have
been trapped and sent to the East.
There has not been a pigeon roost in the
last ten years that has not been invaded
by mercenary men, who have slaughtered
ifield JOarsnal bir J. t . 1 itzgerald is
a veteran of ninety years, who has been
eighty-two years in, the service and com
manded a brigade in the peninsula.
Field Marshal the Marquis of Tweed-
dale is eiglity-elgnt, and has seen sev
enty years service; he, too, ii a penin- '
sula hero. Field Manhal Albert Ed- i
ward, according to The Examiner, has
never seen any service at all except in
the autumn maneuvers hut year, when
he was gallantly taken prisoner in the
sham fight, and afterwards ran away
under a murderous fire which was con
trary to all the rules of the game. The
pay of a field marshal is about $15,000 a
year, so that the military income of the
heir apparent, who also holds two col
onelcies, worth together over $10,000 a
year, ought to be a rmficint reward for a
a local Demo
cratic "politician of PifvXurgh, ra., was
charged by the Pittsburgh Pott with be
ing a traitor to his party, 'and with hav
ing sold himself , to; tho lie public ana.
Mr. Moore brought suit againrt tho
Post Sot libel, and ,has juH obtaici! a
verdict of $1,000 damages. 'It is a new
thing for a politician to me - newspaper
for mere partisan abuse. The tueoee of
Mr. Moore, however, , will, probably in
duce other men who . have been libeled
merely as a matter of party policy to
bring libel toils against their defamers.
At all events it is to b hoped that rucli
will be its effect. - The systematic lying
and personal abuse which firm part of
the recognized tactics of- some party
newspapers are a disgrace to the Ameri
can press. The sooner 'it can be es
tablished that such newspapers ar j to bo
held responsible for what they eay tho
better. The theory that because a man
is in public life therefore he is outside of
the pale oi the law ana can .be caiieu a
thief and a swindler 'with impunity, U
rerponaible not only for the .disgraceful
scurrility of the press, but in a great
measure for the reluctance' of decent
men to take part La politics.-
A reliable Florida correspondent tells
I of eating sweet oranges tltat have hung
on the tree the year round, and of- eat-
most dixtintmbdieil mrer. And the
worst of it is that there aro some really ing our crasgea that have rrmained ca
the young by thousands, or captured eminent soldiers on the list of rcnerala tha tree two years. . Oranges that hang
them to be used in that - most brutal of not worn-out old men either upon ftr the new crop starts lo their juice.
all sports, a trap-shot one which it whom the baton might have been be
seems strange that any sportsman would stowed with the applaaea of the whole
indulge, in nation.
which returns to the tree, .and in u
fall fill up with the Juice like the k

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