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cheerful. Try it.
A WORD TO FARMERS SONS.
You have something to be proud and to
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industrial pursuit. Wheu it succeeds all
prosper; when it fails, all flag, Don't think
you can't be a great man because you are
the son of a fanner. Washington, Webster
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April 24, 1873 buios.
The WorH An oaisdhed.
COMPLETE SEWING MACHINE.
The first and only BUTTON-HOLE AND
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made its advent this or ant other country.
We& The following reasons are given why
this is the best.
Family Machine to Purchase,
1. Because it will do 7. Because yon can
everything that any ma- quickly raise or lo werlthe
chine can do, sewing teed to adaptit to thick or
from the finest to the thin cloth.
coarsest material, hem- 8. Because yon have a
ning, felling, cording, short deep bobbin by
braiding, binding, gath- which the thread is on-
ering and sewing on, atistantly drawn from the
the same time ruffling, centre ; the tension con-
qnilting,etc., better than sequently even and does
any other machine.! .., aot break' the thread.
2 Because the tensions 9. Because the passer-
are more easny adjusted foot turns hack ; that the
than any other machine, cloth can be easily rrraov-
3 Because it can work
ed after being sewed.
S beautiful button hole
making as fine a pearl as
io. Because the best
merchanics pronounce It
ry the hand
the best finished and made
4. Because it wiiiem-
ou the best principles of
any machine manufactur
ed. It has no springs to
broider.over the edge mak
ihg a neat and beautiful
border on anv garment
break ; nothing to get out
5. Because it will work
a beautiful eyelet hole.
11. Because it it two
machinesinoae. A Bcr-TOK-BOLK
6. Because it can do
over-hand seaming, by
Inch sheets, pillow cas
Sewing Machine combined-
en and the like are sewed
over and over.
No other Machine can accomplish the
kitid of sewing stated in Nos. 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Parties using a family sewing machine want
a Whole Machine, .one with all the improve
ments. It is to last a LIFETIME, and therefore one
is wanted that will do the most work and do it
the heat . and this machine can do several kinds
of Bewing not done on any other machine, besides
doing every kind that all others can do.
The American or Plain Sewing Machine.
(Without the button-hole parts), does all that is
done on the Combination except button-hole
and overseaming. :
MEKONEY & BRO., Agts.
Salisbury N. O.
Examine them before purchasing any other
I, do not hesitate to say the American Combination.
Surpasses all other machines. Besides doing all
the work that other machines can, it oversea ms.
works button-hole In any fabric, from Swiss nun
Ha to Beaver cloth. I have used Singer's Stoats
Howe s and the Weed machines, and find the Amer
ican far superior to them all.
Mi S3 M. RCTLKBGK. '
1 have use 1 six different Sewing Machines. The
American surpasses them all.
Mrs. A. L. Rainey.
T have used The Singer and other machines and
would not exchange Die American for any.
Mas. H. N. BaiKGM.
Salisscsv, N. C, May 93. 1872.
Mekosby & Bao,. Agts, American Com. 8. M.
Sir : I have ussd the Howe. Singer. Wheeler 4
Wilson, Wilcox fc Gibbs Sewinc machine, and
would not give the American Combination lor all of
them, it will do all that is claimed for it in the tircn-
ar. I consider its uperior to all others I have ever
seen. very Kopec trull y.
Mrs. Geo. W. Harrison,
We the undersigned take gret pleasure in giving !
our testimony of favor of the American Sewing I
Machine in preference to any other, believing that
it is truthfully recommended as the best machine
made. It is simple, runs very Light and does not
get out of order or drop sticbes
Mrs. Lack a m. Ovxrmas,
" A . L . ForsT,
"J. Allxn Brown,
H A. W. Not hern.
M A. E. Jones,
" M. E TUOHA80N,
We have seen flaming advertisements and beard J
much said by Agents of other machines.
We will forfeit one hundreds dollars to the con
tending paitv, if after fair trial before competent
judges the American Machine will not do as well
if not better, the work done on any other machine.
and do valuable work that no other machine can
We have been Agents for Sewing Machine since
1856 have sold Singer s Lad Webster a Atwater s
and Floience's, and have abandoned all for the
Send and get sample af wo-k.
No 40 t MEKONEY & BRO- Ag'st,.
THE SOUTHERN MUTUAL
OF RR IinOYD, VA.
Assetts, 1st January, 1873, - $472,867.23
Issues Annual, Term, mad
. . -
Farm Property a Specialty.
AR. H. G. DAVIDSON, President.
JORDAN N. MARTIN, Vice-President.
j, .SJftte WANGER, Secretary.
J?.. 1B. General Agent,
, , . .
LEWIS C HANKS, of Lexington ,
Local and travelling Aged,
May 22, ly. -
' . St . A I
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The following exquisite poem, by ex
Governor William J. Iloppin, of Rode
Island, ft as sweet sod touching as any
thiiig ever written by Burns :
lis ABLE MArHREE.
.! li , i ifijti;
over, come over,
The river to me.
If you are my laddie.
Bold Char fie Machree.
Here's Mary McPherson,
And Snaey O'Linn,
Who say ye' re fait-hearted.
And dare na plunge in.
B'it the dark rolling water.
Though deep as the sea.
I know will na seare ye.
Nor keep ye frae me ;
For stout is ye'r back ,
And strong is ye'r arm,
And the heart in ye'r bosom
And the faithful and warm.
otne over, come over,
lPhe river to me.
If ve are my laddie.
Bold Charlie Machree
I se him. I see him,
- . He's plunged in the tide.
His strong arms are dashing
The big waves aside ;
OH, the dark rolling water
Shoots swift as the sa,
Bui blythe is the glance
Of his bonny blue e'e !
And his cheeks are like "roses.
T vvh buds on a bough ;
Who says ye're faint-hearted,
My brave Charlie, now 1
Ho, ho, foaming river.
Ife may roar as ye go.
But ye cauna bear Charlie
To the dark loch below !
Cofne over, cotne ovet.
The. river to in.
My true-hearted laddie.
ly Charlie Machree !
He's Hiikin . . he's siuking,
Oh. what shall I do t
Strike out. Charlie boldly.
Ten strokes and ye're thro'.
lit 's sinking, oh Heaven !
5eVr fear, man ne'er fear,
I'vfc a kiss for ye, Charlie,
As soon as ye're here !
He rises, I see him.
Five strikes, Charlie, mair,
Hes shaking the wet
From his bonny brown hair.
He conquers the current.
He gains on the sea,
Ho; where is the swimmer
Like Charlie Machree ?
Come over theriver
But oUce come to me.
And I'll love ye forever.
Dear Charlie Machree,
He's sinking, he's gone.
Oh, God, it is I,
It is I who have killed him.
Help, help he, must die ?
Help, help ah. he rises
Strike out, ye er free.
Ho, bravely done Charlie,
Once more, now, for me !
NoW cling to the rock
Now gie us ye'r band
Ye're safe, dearest Charlie,
Ye're safe on the laud !
Come lie in my bosom,
. If there ye can sleep,
I canna speak to ye,
I; only can weep.
Ye'ye crossed the wild river,
Ye've risked all for me.
And I'll part frae ye never.
Dear Charlie Machree !
THE TRUE BEAUTY.
He that loves a rosy cheek
Or a coral lip admires.
Or from starlike eyes doth seek
Fuel to maintain bis fires
As bid Time mak es these decay, .
So bis flames must waste way.
But a smooth end steadfast mind,
ieule thoughts and calm desires.
Hearts with equal love combined,
Kindle never-dying fires :
Where these are not. I despise
Lovely cheeks, or lips, or eyes.
A Singular Domestic Tragedy in
New York. On Tuesday morning
James J. Schumann attempted to kill hi
wife at No. 182 Greenwich street, New
York, by shooting her with a pistol
When the report of the pistol was heard
omcer rntnerty went in the bouse and
asked Schumann who fired the shot and
be stated 'hat be did. He then told the
officer that he shot his wife, who was in
tbe next room. The officer went into
tbe next room, and there found Mrs.
Schumann lying on tbe bed and bleeding
from a wound in the month. He took
both parties to the station-honse, where it
was found that the woman was shot in the
mouth, the bullet knocking out two of her
teeth, and then lodging iu the muscles of
the neck. The woman was removed to
tbe Park Hospital and the husband was
locked Up. Officers Finnerty says that
Schumann told him tbatjhe intended shoot
ing himself after killing his wife, but this
it not believed, as he had plenty of time
to do so if be intended anything of the
I Kind, vt nan tne trasbund and wife were
kiod. Whan the husband and wife
brought to the station house thev embrac-
01' l! ? "PP0 lhat
there aras an arrangement made between
hand ib6ot the
wife aad then hi mself. He was taken to
court subsequently, and committed to a
wait tbe rfessU she MmrfsH. ff
SALISBURY N. C, JULY
GRANGES OF THE PATRONS OF
The idea of the order of the "Pat
of Husbandry " was originally borrowed
from an association which for many rears
a r Hi. . ' ' .
Mta uamcarnea a ieeoie existence in a
community "of Scotch farmers in North
Carolina. The objects of this Scotch
society, so far as can beJtaerlained, ap
pear to have been the purchase of all
needed supplies from first bands and at
wholesale rates, and the cultivation of
more intimate social relations among its
members ; that is, it was a secret co-operation,
industrial, and social association
among those already allied by mntnal
work and interest end sympathy. It was
meagre In number, and narrow in influ
ence to a degree that the fact of its exists
ence was unknown beyond the limits of
the little community affected by its insti
tutions. Nor was it until the spring of
1S68 that the idea of these Scotch farmers
first began to be mooted abroad, and be
come known to the people of the West.
During the previous winter, Mr. O. H.
Kelly, of Itasca, Minnesota, and a dosen
other leading agriculturalists of the West,
happening together-in Washington, held
frequent interviews in relation to the in
terests of the farming population of the
Great West. It was at this time and
place that the farmers' movement first sug
gested itself to their minds, upon learning
of the character and operation of (he little
Scotch society m North Carolina, whence
sprung the agricultural revolution in its
present shapi. At once the idea was
seised upon, and adapted to met the pur
poses of a national organization. Early
'in the vear 1S68 a "grange" was orgai.ia
at Ita.-ea, Minn., under the supervisions
of Mr. Kelly. This was the firat grange
organization in the United States, except
the organic germ of North Carolina. An
other trt"K,r w's speedily oieanizd at
v v T i
tl'. n i'ii i ' - i v ' i i - , S", Hint i p I . i
I'U'triii .Ids rr fiiiilv I iirt m i
hort time a third entered upon a feeble
vhrte.ic. at Wankm,. Ali..m..k... rosntr. I
r I I . . i i .1 1 1 1 lliort in vntiiiis
he West and Northwest, other ffransres
.- .--..-. ... . , ...... -
d from time lo time ; hut tho
movement had not yet taken firm root.
and its exi.-t nee was slill precarious. At
le end of 1871, the order had been in
i i w a w t
r"utu''u mi iiH, .Minnesota, W i8eonHn
111! . . 1 1 .S-
nut Illinois; nut, up to the close or the
year lol, Us entire numher m the tour
States named is estimated at not oversev-
nty five thousand.
Quickened by a new impulse, and
strengthened by a powerful vitality, its
progress within the past twelve months,
beginning with the year 1S72, has been
not less than wonderful. From its weak
army of seventy five thousand, it is claim
ed that, in the same four States, its mem
bership has swelled to the more formida
ble number of four hundred and fifty
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lio j.miP ri vir At th
a . . .
uuic, iiic uiui.1 una unu iiMiwuutni 1010
a large portion of the remaining States,
and some of the Territories, and is extend-
ing not only to the north and west, but
also to the south and east. It is this pro
digious grow th, rapid advance and general
diffusion throughout the country, that
gives the deepest significance to this move
ment. In lennessee, Alabama, Missis
sippi, and particularly in Georgia, the
agricultural classes are organizing granges
with the same avidity which characterizes
tbe movement in the Northwest. Alto
gether it is found in active operation at
the present time in twenty States, two or
three Territories, and in the Cauadas.
THE GREAT PRINCIPLES OF THE Gt AXGSS.
PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION.
"Hnnian happiness is the acme of earth
ly ambition. Individual happiness depend-
upon general prosperity.
''The prosperity of a nation is in pro
portion to the value of its productions.
"The soil is the souice from whence we
derive all that constitutes wealth ; without
it we would have no agriculture, uo man
ufacture, no commerce. Of all the mate
rial gifts of the Creator, tbe various pro
ductions of the vegetable world are of the
first importance. The art of agriculture
is the parent and precursor of nil arts,
and its product the foundation of all
'The productions of the earth arc subs
ject to tbe influence of natural laws, n
variable and indisputable, the amount
produced will consequently be in propor
tion to the intelligence of the producer,
and success will depend upon his knowl
edge of the action of these laws, and the
proper application of their principles.
"Hence knowledge is the foundation of
"The ultimate object of this organiza
tion is for mutual instruction and protec
. : l ii l a : t v . : i i
lion, 10 ngiuen laoor uj u.un.ug u kuuwi
eugn o, ,l8 aims am. PT--".
mind nv tracinc tue neammu laws u
leauiiriu laws the
blished in the uni -
eur v.ewa of Crea-
great Creator has estu
verse, and to enlarge
live wisdom and power
"To those who read aright, history
proves that, in all ages, society is frag
mentary ; and successful results of gener
al welfare can be secured only by general
effort. Unity of action cannot be acquir
ed without discipline and discipline cannot
be enforced without significant organiza
tion ; hence we have a ceremony of ini
tiation which hinds us in mutual fraternity
as with a band of iron ; but, although its
influence is so powerful, its application is
as gentle as that of the silken thread that
binds a wreath of flowers."
PRACTICAL SUGGDSTIOXS FROM THE OF
"Tho work of the subordinate granges
has two stages, or periods.
"First, wo organize the granges, and
study to become familiar with the work of
the lodge -room. We study .to , take" in
tbe essence and spirit of our beautiful and
elevstiofe rltoal. We also get acouai n ted
with each other. As a people we pay too
nine regard to the social and fraternal heap of dead bodies to be boxed and ship
element in society. There are, perhaps, ped next morning to Pat's ccmetary , The
reasons why this is so, grow tor oat of onr poor fellow bad been narcotised by a
earnest, practical life in developing a new 1
country ; oat u is none the leas true tbat
onr happiness and well-beinr would bo
better promoted by cuhi rating more full v
onr t octal natures.
"Alter the organising period has pass
ed, we come to the business or material
phase of onr work. Here we need to be 1
governed by a large and euiiebtened wis-
dom. We are suffering from the oppres-
sion of corpora tisas. Manafaetarers com-
bine against us; and. owtar la eurcam-
stances by which wa are surrounded, we
perhaps do not understand, at present, 1
just the best and most business-like melh-1
od of remedying the evil. We need then, I
to carefully study and mature oar -Diane
before we begin lo act. We talk oyer
among ourselves what we desire to da,
and compare opinions as to the best
methods of arriving at results. Having
r m st a m I
perfected our plans, wa should be more
man careini mat we carry oat in good
mi tu ana in a ousiness like way all agree-
meats and contracts." From Old and
New fur July.
PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY.
The Southern Cultivator, by tbe way,
one of the most practical, "common -sense"
agricultural journals in the whole country,
having said that "If farmers would prac
lice strict economy, work within their
means and keep out of debt, there would
be no need Qf such organizations" as Pa
trons of Husbandry, a correspondent writ
ii.g from Paulding, Mississippi, makes tbe
following sensible and timely remarks in
reply thereto : "I am not a 'Patron' I
woik within my own means, an
nil ui m.
A mm, .
of debt ; still 1 feel and see tbe need of
some popular agricultural organisation
that will attract the masses into rank and
, . ,
u,e' 1 . lue. m e ina poeiuon w re-
C(:,Vt "",cn '00 example
"f those who practice economy and keep
it w si sm '
m 1 W , , h m
out or debt, lt is a lamentable fact that
a large m ijority of our farmers mortgage'
for Hiipplies, plant all cotton to pay their
debts, and usually they fall behind at tbe
end of the year. They are disgusted with
farming. They offer their lands for sale
at lower prices with a view to quit the
business. But most of their neighbors
being in the same predicament and same
state of mind, there is none to buy their
land ; hence, they must mortgage another
year, and then quit the business if they
can sell their fenceless and dilapidated
f i: ms. Now, sir, we need an influence
over the masi?e?, to improve and beautify
their homes, and to depend on the rich
products of their farms for money and
supplies, and not on 'credit' based on
'mortgages.' And in addition to the
many oilier oeueuio uuereu oy me rairons
.1 u c . ..ee. i I r-.
.ru...L i :.u u..i i: . i c...
I Ul miBoaiiuiy, w.iuouworu.iiaieauu oiaie
irl Niitinnul l.ranirpi nm I not tlio
i r, i o , i
! 'rouSu uisorgan.aiion,
I adoPl gome P,an " the supply
and production of cotton lo the demand,
at better prices ? If 3,00,000 bales will
bring as much money as 4,000,000 bales,
why not make an eflort to turn the labor
of making 1,000,000 bales into tbe effort
of making supplies T All feel the impor
tance of keeping at home tbe proceeds of
the totton crop. Why not scute upon
this organization for the starting point ?
w i s
lt is spreading like a prairie fire we
have over 110 Granges in this State, and
as the fever spreads would it not be the
part of wisdom tor the best men of agri
cultural persuasions to control and direct
it, lest it may do harm I"
A SCENE AT THE MEMPHIS MOR-
GUE DURING THE CHOLERA
We have a county court, constituted of
thirty-cigbt country bumpkins called
"squires These good old fellows, while
"indigenous cholera" raged, could hardly
! be convened. They bad a county seiton,
a iolly, dram-drinking Patlander. of the
classic name McCool. Pat. authorized to
i i . i i r i
buy a poller s neld lor tne eonnty, secur-
red a valueless spot immediately on the
banks of Wolf river just above tbe Holly
V ater-works. 1 his potter s held is said
to be tbe foulest place of foulest stenches
on the Continent. Pat's Irish cartman
told me that it stunk so intolerably that of this almost uniformly fatal complaint, rob her of 1,600 francs that she wss tak
he saw the man in the moon holding his Empirical remedies there are without num- ing to her sick mother. In order 14 foil
nose when careening about this fearful
grave yard. Pat stows away corpses in
I a f ery hurried manner. It happens now
and then that ss many as three Or four
neonle. when the daily mortality was
were chucked Into the same grave.
Rahi-storms came, and the loose earth was
swent awav. and there lay the grinning
. . ...
corpse, negroes and whites in the same
- j sjiajoW au(j
iincoveied grave, and when
j the BUllbeam8
fell upon tbe rotting
, cor8 aj waler became vapor, a stench
. wt)nt ;obioa(j whkh begat asphyxia at a
dwta.e of Ualf a le. Each rain-storm
that came on each successive day fortun
5 . iii
atelv cleansed the unhallowed spot and
added to the stream that gives drink to
70. 000'peoplo of Memphis. Here waters
of lite are pumped from rivers of death,
It costs tlie county treasury auite 81 tor
each trife made by the sexton's wagon to
.1 . ' . C1J i .
tbe potters'.- field, and to reduce the cn.ts
of these public burials Pat never drives out
without a full load. Corpses are therefore
suffered rip accumulate, often through sev
eral day- u and the bodies of tho dead,
heaped upliii the large empty shop covered
with lime Constitute a hideous, ghastly,
and morgaV-l'ke exhibition.
Despite all percautionary measures, the
place is by no means delightful ou a hot,
sultry Sumnier afternoon. People dwell
ing in tbe vicinity often complain of strange
eights, and yigoroue, unseemly, insuffera
ble odors supposed to arise from this shop
On Sunday last, it so happened that
.r :j i J .
sexton, oy tne merest acciaeui, nan stow-
ed awsy a living quo wilh the dead,
The living body waa at the bottom of a
quack , who administered some patent drag
reyerse the process or "collapsing,
The patient steot the siren of death
In the same apartment herein the nareo-
tie was administered lay another negro
corpse, and the county sexton carted both
bodies away to his depository. It was
ten o'clock when the resurrect ion occurred
The negro, horrified at findinr himself
beneath a hasp of dead men, howled like
hippopotatna. The sexton was s roused,
and crting "thief, thief," hurried in with
lantern. Our living-dead hero, thinking
himself in' another world, imagined the
frightened sexton in his ntrht clothes
beneath the lantern's fitful glsre to be the
devil himself, aad then there went up a
fearful howl of agqnized despair, and the
"resurrected" negro swooned in terror,
The firebejlf were ringing, the neighbors
came in, the northern end of tbe city was
m n uproar, the sexton ned, tbe condi
in an uproar.
" ueposiwry lor corpses was a is-
covereu, ana tue sexton ana county court
an(l ci,' government each hss been in-
dieted by tho criminal conrt Memphis
fl - -- J . r r i li. ,
wrresyumucwii uj we new xom nana.
Tbe New York Herald baa an interest
ing account of a balloon ascension from
Lowell Massachusetts, on the 9th July.
The seronaut was Professor King, and
the Heralds correspondent was his com
, ' r, . . ...
panion. i neir loarney tnrougti tbe air
lasted two hours and ixteen minutes, and
they travelled over ten miles in a straight
line. I hey ascended npwards of two
miles from terra firma. The descriptions
",e senalions experienced, of tbe ap-
pearance or oojects on me tne eartii, ana
of tbe celestial scenery are very interest'
i uis win give a new interest to Mr.
Wise's contemplated balloon voyage across
the Atlantic. It is admitted tbat if a
balloon can be suspended at a sufficient
height and for a sufficient length of time,
it would under oidmary circumstances be
wafted across the Atlantic. But the ques
tion, as stated by Professor Henry, is.
Can (he balloon be sustained at a suffi
"cient height and for a sufficient length
"of lime lo tu ike tbe journey." This
question can only be decided by actual
experiment, and Professor Henry suggests
that Professor Wise shall make a preli
minary voyage across the continent, from
fie to the Atlantic, the distance
being about .in- fam: as that across the
a . i
latter ocean., l'rotessor w ise says, in re
ply to this suggestion, that he has slready
tested and proved his theory by bis bal
loon voysgc from St. Louis to Jefferson
county, New York, in 1859. He adds:
Besides that, in order to cross the moun
tains, we should have to ascend at least
two miles higher than wc would go if we
were crossing tho water. I he easterly
current striking against those high moun
tain ranges causes lateral or side currents
to diverge ; and their influence is felt very
high. I have no doubt that to cross the
continent we should have to ascend at
least twice as high ss we should in cross
ng the ocean, i expect lo cross the At-
lantic at au average beiiili'. of about a
1 he neronant has evidently made up
his mind to make the dangerous voyag
If he succeeds he will immortalize his
name ; if be fails, the world will not be
much the worse off.
From the Journal.
STAGGERS IN HORSES.
lfe"Srv Editors : This js the season
for the pre valence of this terrible and fa"
tal disease. Already this malady, always
appearing mire or less from June until
October inclusive, has made its usual an-
1 nual appearance, and many horses in
1 New Hanover and surrounding counties
have died from it. Our farmers and other
owners of this saleable animal, are anxious
I on the subject, and reasonably and natur
ally turn, in their apprehension and anx
lety, to tne medical proiession ior uuors
I . i 1
malion and relief. And yet blind staggers
in boises may almost be marked among
opprootu mriliccrum, so lamentably deh-
cient arc our best physicians in a snow-
I ledge of the pathology and best treatment
bnt wuh tbe torch of improvement
and increased means of cure wincu noi
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more than ever radiate s the pnthsof medi
cal progress, shrely the physicians will
not allow much longer to prevail the dark
ness and 'gnorance as to its nature, cauc
and treatment, which continue to exist,
. . . . i
and somewhat to tin: leproach ot the mcdi
I cal profession
1 he above remarks are in the main
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suggested by the excellent views, clearly
and ably expressed, in a communication
in your paper of the 1 lib of last month
over the signature of "J. S. D." This
- article was evidently wnttcn by a pbysi-
i I a in . an .a
I eiau of intelligence and devotion to ins
profession, and the fine description he
gives therein of a post nujrtem exaiuation
made by him, of one of his horses who
died of blind staggers, uuv well attract
the attention of .the pathologist and pro
gressive physician. Let it be adopted as ! accompanied by the fugitive girl, rushed in
a universal rule that whenever a horse i to the bonse, with lanterns in ibeir hands,
dies of slsggers, he shall be carefully ex- At the sight of ibeir niccel whom they
smined after death under tbe direction thought they bad murdertrd, the , two
and observation of a competent physician, , wretches took off the covering and found
and soon such know ledge will be known their unfortunate chil l killed by Ibeir
and spread abroad, as will eventuate in a
successful treatment. This violent disease
will then begin to bo stripped of its ter
rors, and no longer will be heard the old
cry that rarely indeed does a horse ever
recover from the staggers.
Following "J. 8. D." of the 11th ult.,
in ycur paper, appears in die issue of tbe
. . m
tha 20th ult., an admirable reply and evideu
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uy irom me pen oi an anie memuer
the medical profession. It signed
44. WHOLE NO. 884
If I sm not much mistaken in the style it
comes from thst high-toned frnllisjsaa,
and Nestor of the medical profession in
Wilmington and all tbosarrewnding eonn-
ties. Dr. C . Modest thoagh be pro-,
verbtally is, he most excuse me for re
minding him of his daty to write more.
Science claims it, humanity eaNs tor ll,
from him. He evidently can enlighten as
on staggers also, and I call spon hiss na
good faith to write again fully and at ence
dnring tbe staggers season now am hand.
July 7, 1873.
DEATH FROM A BALLOON.
Ten Thousand People Witness the CnQmpse
Of Im Mountain's Ballonn and Use Fall
and Death of the Aeronaut at Itnia,
Special Dispatch lo thejChirssji TrJaasje.
Mail reports give some interesting de-
uils of tbe fatal accident to the aeronsot
La Mountain, at Ionia last Fridar i Has
balloon was what "is known a a hot air.
mA Mt mmm I k. ...... k.j t.I
of a worn appearance, as if tbe worse for
being filled with heated air too often. At
the summit, where tbe canvas was wn
togalher, a block some lea or twdvw in
ches in diameter was fastened, and ihreasra
a hole in this six guy ropes wars srsaiad.
hanging down oyer the sides of the bal
loon, being at the bottom some seventeea
feet apart, and these were tied tolbe basket
by tbe Professor himself. There were no
ropes running around the balloon h orison -tally
to keep the guy ropes from slipping,
or to prevent the whole thing from sliding
out between the ropes with s gust of Wind.
At 3:50 r. M. the Professor stepped into
the basket, and the balloon took m shoot
up almost perpendicularly, with tbe Pro
fessor swinging his hat to the crowd, all
spparcntly enjoying the eight. In a few
moments more, however, the month of lbs
balloon was observed lo wave ebowt tww
or three times, tbeo to pas between tbe
ropes, careening over on the side, when
tbe ropes broke out from ibeir fastening
snd the fall commenced. La Mountain
was noticed lo be apparently making some
effort to get the basket above bin aad tf
possible to break the fall, bat atec tbe
first struggle be fell so rapidly that noth
ing could be distinguished but the felling
body, bis bal coming after him. about 100
feet or more behind, the old canvass, near
ly collapsed, Lliing down gradually. Tbe
body struck the ground balf-a-dosen feat
from the northwest corner pf the jail build
ing, lt struck with such 'a terrible thud
that it jan d the ground for fifty rods
around, and made an indention in the
solid ground eight iuches In depth. There
was scarcely a bone in tbe whole body
not broken into fragments. It. was as
limp ss s rsg. There a ere very few
fractures of the skin, except the right foot,
the bone of the right leg being driver
through the bottom of the foot.
I he body wss laid oat on a couch, a
circle formed, and a procession of sll Who
wished to view the remains passed arosnd
1 he Professor is s brother of tbe celebra
ted aeronaut who died two or three years
sgo. This one'? nsme was Edward La
Mountain. He was a jeweler by trade,
and lived at Brooklyn in this Stale. Ho
had said just before be went on tbat be
wished lo lake the train furhom as soon
as possible after coming down, as bis wife
was very sick. He himself had not had
his clothes off for ten days.
There were from 10,000 to 12,000 peo
ple who witnessed this horrible tragedy.
He was seen by people four miles from
Hie tity at an ancle of thirlv-hve degrees.
The best etliina'.rs make the height fr
which be fell from 1,000 to 1,500 feat.
Those who were on the hill back of ike
town said the strangest sight was lo wtt-
ness the people swaying back snd forwsrd
like a field ol heat moved by tbe wind.
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY IN
mm - aa.
P quote irora the iw-igiam news
the following account of a dreadful trage-
dy that occurred three Weeks sgo in a
I little village, near Brussels :
A farmer and bis wile had plotted to
murder their niece during her sleep, to
the future searches of the police they,
previously to perpetrating the crimef Were
engaged in digging a large; bole in their
garden, so as to bury the body In it,
when the young girl, whoj not being as
lcep, had heard ber terrible sentence, rush
ed out by the window and rsn to ihe police
station, distant one mile only. Bat as aha
was out the daughter of tha wicked farm
er, who was not expected home that night,
came back, and, not wishing to awaken
anybody in i he bouse, weft noiselessly
into the bed where her cousin had been
lying a few minutes sgo. She soot fell
asleep, and thus her mother, not being
aware of the Providential substitution
owing to the darkness of the night, broke
her own daughter's head with aa ,ase.
This being done, the two were going to
tbe garden, ca-rying tbe corpse, envelop
ed in a bedspread, when two gendaasses.
own haud.-i. 1 he man, taking a largo
butcher's knife, plunged it into his breast
nd tell dead on thegronnd. As to tha) wo
man who was prevented trofn committing
suicide, be'bcame insane, aid is no ws hat
up in a lunatic asylum, where she is ex
pected soon to die frm men til exhaua-
a t I s 1
tiou. A more horrible account aas rarely
- been registered in the annals of crime
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