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The World A.tonishcd.
f ' f I AND
COMPLETE SEWING MACHINE.
The first and nlv BUTTON-HOLE AND
8EWfNOilAC1I.lNB, icombiaed thai hay
made ita advent ibis or any other country.
WG3P The following reasons are given why
this la the best. !
Family Machine to Purchase.
1.1 Became it will do
7. Becaase von can
everything that aft r ma
quickly raise or lowerjtbe
cbine can do, sewing
ieea to aaapi it to tinea or
froitt; the finest to the
coarsest material, hem
8. Because too have a
minjj, felling, iebrding.
braiding, binding! gatlt-
short deep bobbin br
which the thread. is on-
fstantly drawn from' the
tne same time rUBin,)
any other machine.
centre ; the tension con
sequently even and does
not break the taread .
Because the tensions)
9. Because the passer-
are more easuy adjusted
.1 - A 1 L
foot tarns back : that the
than any other machine. (cloth can be easily rrmor-
3 Because it can work
ed after being sewed.
a beautiful button hole
making as fine a pearl as
10. Because toe best
merchanics pronounce it
Dv in hand.
the best finiahad and made
on the best principles of
4.;Becauselt will em
broider.over the edge mak
log neat and beautiful
bolder on any garment.
5. 3ecauseit will work
any machine tnanuiaotur
ed. It has no springs to
break; nothing to get oat
beautiful eyelet hole.
11. Because it is two
6- Because it can do!
gTer - haad aaaming, byl
machines in one. A But-tok-bolk
swino Uachiki com
wnicir sneets, piuowcas-
es and the like are sewed
orer and over. I
No other Machine can accomplish the
kind or se-ing slated in &os. 3. 4. 0. and 6
Parties using n family sewing machine want
a Whole Machine, one with all the improve
It is to last a LIFETIME, and therefore one
is wanted that will do the most work and do it
the best : and this machine can do several kinds
of sewing not dohe on any other machine, besides
doing every kind that all others can do.
The American Pr Plain Sewing Mafhine.
(Without the buttop-hole parts), tioes all that is
done on the Combination except b'-Wn-hole
and overseaming. -.
ME HONEY & BRO , Apts.
W - Salisbury N. C
Examine them before purchasing any other
Sewing Machine, .
I.do nothesitat toay the American Combination,
snrpassesall other, machines. Besides doing all
the work that other machines can. it overseama.
worts btHton-ho64 in any uu.-ic. irora rswisa mm-
;tn to Beaver cloth. I have used funger SI oais
Howe's and the Weed machines, and find the Amer
ican far superior to them all. ,
! j M18S II. RrTLKDGE.
1 have ned six different Sewing Machines. The
American surpasses them all.
Mrs. A. L. Rainey.
I have used The Singer and other machines and
would not exchange the American for any.
1 alas. U. N. Brikgik.
Salisbcst, N. C, May 22, 1872.
Meroniy 4 Bro.. Agts, American Com. 8. M
Sib : I have ussd the Howe. Singer, Wheeler &
Wilson, Wilcox & Gibbs Sewing machine, and
would not give the American Combination tor all of
them; it will do all that is claimed font in the siren-
lar . I consider its nperior to all others I nave ever
see n . V ery nespectiul i y .
! Mrs. Geo. W. Hiaaisox,
We the undersigned takegrct pleasure in giving
our testimony of favor of the American Sewing
Mcbine in preference to any other, believing that
it is truthfully recommended as tbe best machine
made. It is simple, runs very light and does not
get out of order or drop sucbes.
Mrs. Laura M. Overman,
? A. L. Foust,
"J. Allen Brown,
! ff A. W. NOTBERN.
i i'A. E. Jokes,
" M. E Thom A80N,
We have seen flaming advertisements and beard
much said by Agents of other machines.
We will forfeit one hundreds dollars to the con
tending paity, if after fair trial before competent
jadgeithe American Machine will not do as well
it not tetter, me worn aone on any oiner macnine.
and do valuable work that no other machine can
We have been Agents for Sewing Machine since
1856 have sold Singer's Lad Webster's At water' a
and Plot ence's, and have abandoned all for the
Send and get sample af work.
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D. II. Q. DAVIDSON, President,
JORDAN N. MTI, Vice reajldent.
J. E. NEISWANGER, Senary.
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. B. JOI JES, General Aget
J. ALLEN BRO WN. of Salisbury,
St. ' . 4- . .
i Uanrassing Agenc
; LEWIS O.IHANES. of Lexington.
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i'KlSS ME FOB MY LIZZIE.
fColonel Christie, of North Carolina.
was Woonded at the battle of Gettysburg,
and died before his wife could reach him
Hia last words were ''Kiss me for my
I am dying, is she coming T
Throw the window open wide.
. Is she coming T oh ! I love her
' ' More than all the world besides,
her young and tender beauty,
I Mast, oh must the feel this loss ?
, Saviour, hear my poor petiton,
Teach me how to bear this cross.
All the' evening dews are falling,
1 I am cold, the light is gone,
Is she coming T softly, softly,
' ! Comes death's silent &olsteps on ;
I-atn going, come and kiss me ;
-c it:.. . . .r. :f-
. I4JV Mil UIJ 14441 I4U .
-.. lake for her uiy parting blessing. ,
M Take the last warm kiss of life.
Sorely ere the daylight dieth,
I will fold her to my breast
With her head upon jny bosom,
Calmly I could sink to rest,
It is hard to die without her.
Look! I think she's coming now,
I can almost feel her kisses
On my faded eheek and brow.
I can almost hear her whisper
. Fl her breath upon my eheek
Hark ! I hear the front dor open.
Is she coming, did she speak ?
No ; well, draw the curtain softly
I will see her face no more
. Till I see it smilling on me
On that bright and better shore.
Tell her she mast come and meet me
In that Eden land of light
Tell her I'll be waiting for her.
Where there U no death -no nigbt.
Tell her that I called her darlling
Blessed her with my dying breath,
Come and kiss me for my Lizzie,
Tell her love outliveth death.
IIt. Veskok, N. C, Aug. 23, 1873.
Dba Watcbman : Some people
seem prone to believe, becaase tbe larger
portion of their lives was spent in the
palmy ante bellum days, and because the
influences of that happy period fasten do w n
their ideas of things with the all-powerful
riyets of babit, that we still have a Coun
try, a Constitution, a President, a Fourth
of July and all that sort of thing, and
.that peace and frtedom , prevail Tlie
hallucination js qule natural., certainly
pardonable, Qut, alas I to look at the
reality moat pitiable !
What it our land still but it vast military
camp, ol which Grant is as virtually the
Chief in Command as he was during the
war his Rings constituting a comj.!gt ly
equipped, well-organiz? d and systemati
cally drilled army, rank and file the
negro and the scalawag the cannon, pow
der and ball ; while tbe poor fellows styled
the opposition or Conservatives or what
ever you please are tbe "prisoners in pali
sade," down upon whom these wooly--rusty
guns are pointed, to "keep 'em still,"
by that? body of sainted Christian ean
noniers, "the assembled wisdom of tbe
Congress of these United States."
There Is no exaggeration no distortion
of fancy in this view not a particle. If
the heel of despotism does not grind us
up into infinitesmal dust, it is simply for the
reason that the tyrants are too busy money -
grabbing on a large scale to notice our
smaller fry, provided we just stand out of
tbo way: when the sharks and whales come
To realize tbe truthfulness of the picture,
examine closely the central figure he
that smoketh on the throne ask yourself
how he got there and how he holds his
"pozish? He is the grand Figure-thead
and Patent-Right of the New Regime
the On Man Power. He resigned bis
generalship in the army only nominally.
It was nd is most distinctly understood
between! him and those who nominated
him for President that the war was not
and shfuld not be ended. Gifts were
lavished upon him by express bargain,
made before his nomination he was to be
compensated for leaving his military corns
mission with its life-salary arrd accepting
tbe Presidency, which was. then deemed
just a little precarious. He was the very
man whom they, tbe plunderers, wanted.
He commanded their special gratitude and
confidence. In tht years preceding the
war a whole race a mighty nation of
these pharisaical gentry had sprung up in
the North. They preached philanthropy
and abolitionism ; but they practiced high
way robbery they held tba pistol to the
head of khe generous 8outh, and rifled her
pockets lof tha last cent. He was to be
pompenjotfld for securing to them, by bis
services in the war, the fruits of their dia
bolical conspiracy ; and be is to be kept
upou tiiM throne to help them to continue
to gratify their limitless greed. Who, with
honest coon&nance, will say this Is not
so? Wll holy Plymouth, Church, with
its self condemned Beecher in ,(rontJ Will
tbe eloqueut Phillips, will the unimpeach
able QeuSmitb.overtJbro,w by ji$ony.
ed flow jf words or the. barter o life-long
integrity, the patent Truth I ViIl the
Colfaxet, Wilsons and other Credit obi
lteritea be allowed to put in evidence there
notorious defence! Will the host of
Ames px!"the nun with & cap tlaeve"
SALISBURY, N. p.. SEPTE3IBER
in the Young Men's Christian Association
stand as either telling or valid testimony I
Will Christian carpet-bagger or cut-throat
Congressman be suffered to speak T Will
Sambo aud Dinah, fresh from their night
prowlings t Will tbe hordes of office
holders and adventurers! Dare any of
the Grand Army of Rogues tell us now
truthfully what put Grant there and what
he is expected and fully committed to do I
Hen who served with wounds and dis
tinction in the Union army who passed,
with clear and faultless record, through I
various oEces of trust since the war, and
then had their heads lopped off because
they would not and could not serve in the
detestable Riugs these are the men who
may take the stand as ' witnesses in the
trial before the. 'JMbtrialf Public opin
That we must and will have an Empire.
if these Rings hold together, is very plain.
Bui already I hear the hoarse mutterings
of thunder in the G reat West. The
Granges are publishing their Declaration
of Independence. Numerous other signs
of tempestuous change the Northern
miud awakening to a sense of the moral
-status of tbe negro the newspaper press
throwing aside the shackles of party
these, and many other lightning flashes
gleam across the sad and sombre skies.
And, above all, I trust in that righteous
Providence, which will not suffer the
wicked to rule forerer,
E. P. II.
NO DISTINCTIVELY W II I T E
MAN'S PARTY POSSIBLE.
New Orleans Tiroes.
If the great question In Southern poli
tics is to be the absolute ascendancy of a
white man's party and the virtual dis
franchisement of the blacks there will be
no need in Louisiana, Mississippi and
South Carolina for an election. The issue
will be already decided by the census.
A solid white man's party must necessari
ly be confronted by a solid black man's
party, aid in the States named the Utter
party, having census as well as rrgisi ra
tion m-tjnritics, will be entitled (o all the
State executive officers, to nil the seats in
tbe supreme judical tribnnals and to al
most every veal in the legislative assem
blies. But this is not the worst aspect of the
matter. The while voters in the South are
never going to be massed together in a
solid, uncomproraisiug white man s party
And open Hud concerted effort thus to
consolidate them will induce a more com
pact organization of tbe colored voters
than ever. In States where this organi
zation will lack something of a majority,
politicians interested in its success will
know how to make up the deficiency with
Nor is it to be doubted that a political
scheme avowedly aiming at. the utter e
elnsion of negro representation in the
affairs at the South would arouse popular
resentment at the iporth, and give the
Republican party such an opportunity as
a like enormity of indiscretion furnished
it in J 866, '67 and '63.
In short, the cry of any so-called South
ern party that government for the South
must be all white, is a cry fearfully well
calculated to make government for the
South, in the hardest aud grimmest reality,
-IF X. T 1.
HOW A YOUNG BALTIMOREAN
,7 SAVED HIS SCALP.
Mr. Lester B. Piatt, a resident of Druid
Hill avenue, who is also a Yale divinity
student, has been spending bis summer
vacation on the Western plains. Soon
after reaching Genoa Nebraska, he wa&
invited by a Pawnee chief lo accompany
bis Uibe on tbeir annual hunting expedi
tion. Discarding the garb of effeminate
civilian, our youug "iheolog" domed the
Pawnee costume, and for the nonce be
came a regular Indian. While the
Pawnees were on their homward jaunt,
heavily laden with game, they were sud
denly surprised by a large body of their
ancient enemies, the Sioui. The pawnees,
bought fighting bravely, were overpow
ered, scattered, one fourth of their number
slaughtered, and the remainder pursued
until darkness concealed them, when they
escaped. Young Piatt was captured by
the Sioux, after giving them tbe last shut
w t a
in liis locker, lie would nave been
scalped,1 but the Sioux chief forhade it,
and pointing to tbe Republican river, hade
him run for his life. He did, and saved
it, escaping unhurt among the pursuing
bullets. He will soon return to his
exegesis and homilitics with the wild In
dian death song tinging in his brain, and
die possessor of a rare experience of these
Death of a Government Clerk After
Sixty two yean Service. 1 eterday morn
ing Mr. Thomas Muslin died at the resi
dence of his son-in-law, Mr. Thomas Jones
911 O street northwest. Mr. Muslin was
brn at Winchester, Va., in 178S, and in
1812 was anuointed a clerk in tbe War
department,' in which be remained until
Cth of March, 1817, when be was trans
ferred to the Fifth Auditor's office as its
chief clerk. This position he held until
18-S5. when on account of advancing age,
he was retired from the, chief-clerkship
and given an appointment as a third-class
cjerk. Mr. klustin was probably one of
t (ie best and most faith I ul officers the
govern cieut ever had. He was a member
of Dr. (Smith's (Fourth Presbyterian)
church for a long serves of years. His
funeral .will take place to-morrow after
wonyyoshingtom Stat Aug. 27.
A LADY IN THE CASE.
Ani old, old story, but a sweet and
touching one, is that of woman's devotion
aud stlf-forgeifutness in seasons of sorest
sorror. The double railway disaster at
first a frightful collision and then an ex
plosion of locomotives, wliich occurred at
midnight on the Chicago Sc Alton Rail
road, was enough to paralyze the strong
est nerves, but the awful crash, which
sent seme from the sleep of life to that of
death,) was 10 maJ of the women, so
rudely aroused from repose, an opportuni
ty for the work of humanity. The con
doctor f the sleeping coach tells a straight,
forward story, which needs no embeliah
meut of polished phrases to adoru the
angelic? work of these volunteer sisters of
"First thing I knew the ladies, God
blees thpm ! were tearing up their under
elothiajj to bind" up tbe sufferers. Why
sir, in half m minute they- had scarcely
anything left on them. There was around
one man's hand a lace handerehief that
must have cost a small fortune. One lady
thrust something into my hand to tie
around a man's arm. which looked like
well, under-clothing. I could not stand
that any, longer. I did not cire what the
company? said, so I just gave orders to
fpe the; lockers and tear up anything
that camb handy. And they did. There
were two or thn c ladies tearing sheets
into lengths to bind up wound while a
half a dozen others were binding them
around the bloody arms and bodies of the
wounded tneu. There was one little lady
who wna pin angel ; she worked how she
worked ! 5 There is her card. God bless
her," ancf he handed the reporter a card
maikod fMrs. Robert McCart, No. 212
South Cepter street, Blooruington." 4iI
said I wobld get her name in the papers,
she beggeld me not to. But thjere it is."
A glorious girl, Miss Tracy, the daughter
of ill: editor of a paper in Houston, Texas,
distinguished herself by her devotion and
careful attention to the sufferers, who
were racked with every torture. Earth
has no medal or tribute of honor that can
heighten the beauty of this loving kind
ness, which sparkles up in the full tide
ef womanly devotion and sympathy in the
arid waste of human selnshuess like a
fountain in a burning desert.
THE 3T0RY OF DAVID AND
While oh the Union Grove caron ground
, r . 1 "
yesterday' and presetit as a spectator at
the children's meeting, an amusing inci-
dent cam 4 under our observation. An
eloquent divine whom we will designate
as the Rev W. was addressing the boys,
and sought to impress upon them the idea
that each one ol them was capable of ae
compliahing some great or good act. To
illustrate his proposition he related the
story of Jack, the youth who. killed the
giaot 011 the bean stalk, and made Jack
out qr.ite 4 hero, evidently deeply inter
esting his youthful heirers. Tbe interest,
however, was dashed when the minister
remarked hat the ouly drawback to the
stoty wasithat it was not true. He then
asked "Boys, do you believe the story V
With one accord the lads cried out "No,
sir !" The minister then said he would
illustrate his idea with another (lory
from the j Bible this time snd related,
with all tlie embellishments of detail, the
remarkable account of how the youth
David slew the giant Goliath with a sling,
and thereby assisted in vanquishing a
hostile armr. j be boys were again
deeply interested and listened patiently
through tbe recital. When he. bad con
cluded )tl the minister again ii. quired :
Now, boys, do yon believe that story ?'
ith one accord the lads again shouted
'No, sir! ho, sir!' The apparent discom
fit ure of the reverend gcntlemau did not
detract a 'bit from the amusement with
which the incident was received by the
older persons present. Although he quick
ly and neatly escaped from his embarrass
ment, we concluded that when he wants
lo "illustrate" any more to ihe boys, the
Rev. Mr. W. will not connect the mar
vellous in fact and fiction so closely to
gether. Cumberland (Md ) News, Aug.
The Adamses and Riietts. In
speaking of an article wliich appeared in
the savannah Jews, slating tlie near (
relationship of the Adaihsis, of Massa
chusetts, and the Rhetts. of South Caro
lina ihe Hon. A. II. Stephens s-tys in
the Atlanta Constitution :
"We have seldom seen an article in a
newspaper ou a similar subject, so inter
esting as one in tha Savannah News'
editorial columns of the 13.h instant, eu
iii1d. " A Famous Family Remiois
eencea of the Rlietlf." and in which a
verv near blood relationship is known
to exist between two grea. families of
Massachuells and South Ciroliua ihe
Adames and the IthelH.
We often witnessed the antajroistic
intellectual rencontre of the two distin
guished representatives of these families
on the floor of tbe House of Represents
lircs of tbe Congress of the U. States at
Washington. We mean tbe able and
venerable John Quincy Adams and the
chivalrous and eloquent Rhett, but we had
no idea at the time that they were so near
ly akin. What a romance could be made
out of the disclosures of ihe NeicS. Facts,
indeed, are often strangers than fiction."
COLOR IK THE AMV. According to
a statement made by the Washington
correspondent of tbe Boslon Post, Secre
tary Belknap will assign colored graduates
al West Point eiclusively to commands
in white regiments. The Secretary e
plains that the law leaves uo option ; he
is required to officer colored regiments
with white men, and therefore, he must
A ROMANTIC STORY.
The following story is told by the
Gelrcston (Texas) Commercial of a man
who was sent to' the peuiteuttary of that
State a week ago :
"He is a German of noble birth. His
uncles and brother distinguished them
selves in the Ute Franco tterman war ;
they were high in rank and living in
princely pomp. And yet ibis brother,
perhaps in morals as good as the best of
bis family, will'lor two years live in the
Texas penitentiary. This young man
seeuis to have ;been tbe favorite of his
mother, but the hated of his father. He
was sent to thej first schools of Germany,
and is proficient in ancient and modern
languages ; bnt he was allowed to spend
money at random beingtaugbt nothing that
was useful. When of age he was given,
a few thousands aud seut to this country.
Jlere we may premise that while the young
man Is neither grazed nor a 'foot, be does
like what we call gumption. He married
a woman whoa(ter a season deserted him.
From the lime c( desertion he became a
wanderer. Behig sick he returned to
Germany, aud was sent by bis family to
the most celebrated springs in Germany,
and when he was fully restored they re
turned him to this country with enough to
have established him in a small busiuess,
but he wasted sill and it is strange that
lie did so for ho appears not to be eddictcd
to any of the money-eating vices. Re
duced to beggary, he walked from Mobile
to New York hunting employment. Theu
he got back to Galveston. Here he acted
as scullion in a f jurth rate boarding house,
wailing 011 the table and cleaning knives.
While engaged in this he stole two watch
es worth 87, and on being chtrgedwith
ibis he confessed t lie offence, and bepged
the Recorder to send hiui lo the pcuiicii
tiary, where he could learu a trade, he
would go out and commit some ciime that
would send hiui there. Ho was the most
anxious man to pet to jiil we ever saw.
We hope that Lis residence at lluulsvillc
will be productive of all ll e good he at -ticipates
from it, and when he leaves it he
will be a self-supporting, respectable
A Cuaptkr of Accidents. When
your are carrying several articles and one
of them slips it is best not to try to recov
er it. An Essex street man named Roberts
was helping his wife prepare the dinner
uauic uu ouDuar, as one iuc aecons was
to take dinner fwith them. Roberts took
a plate of sleak.in one bin J, and the coffee
put in the 01 her, and hd a dish of peas
on the arm wjth the steak. The wind
blew the dinner room door paitly to as he
approached it, and putting hia foot to push
it back, the tiTm with the peas moved
out of plumb and that dish commenced lo
slide. A cold; streak flew up Robersl'
spine, and his hair began to raise, nod he
felt a sudden sickness at tlie stomach, but
be dodged ahead to save th peas, ma-le
a wiong move,; jibbed at them with the
coffee pot and upset the steak dish, and
in springing back to avoid the gravy, step
ped on the catlhat b longed to the family
down sUirs, and came lo the fl or in heap
with the steak and peas and a terrible
. 'II . . ,1? 1 rt
wiia cat nnner mm, ana an ovcrnowms
pot of scalding coffee over him. Then he
bounded up, stamped on the steak dish,
ana picaea up tue otutr ain ana tlirr
1-1 I .1 .1 !! , ,
it out of the wiudow, and finished that
perfarraance in time to hurl ihe coffe-pot
and the remaining contents after the cat
which was making the very best time
down the slaiiway. The deacon did'ut
stay to dinner. Rotxrt retired to the
bed -1 00 in with a bottle of sweat oil and a
roll of cotton batting and Mr. Roberts
went over to her mother's to cry.
Bckxed nr ax Aerolite The barn
of Mr. Nathan Nye, in West Sandwich,
Mass., was totally consumed by fire on
the 8th instant, during a thunder storm.
The lightning, stroke was seen by a man
half a mile disliut, who slates that when
within about twenty degree the bolt ap
pean-d charged, and looked as if fire was
was being poured from a bucket, and
waved itself to the barn, entered, an!
immediately (he whole barn was in flames,
Afterward, among the ruins about a bar-
rel of greenish looking, porous but ex-
trem-ly hard substance was found scat
tered about, principally in one corner.
1 here w;is nothing about the barn to melt
I into and form snch
a peculiar, lava like
' sr tfi.s i 4 it 11 a ii unj 4Twl I a l JAaM.n1nl
un s)-v aim 1. is tj'jr'rra is iisav v uldviiulu
with the lightning. A fragment has been
sent lo I'mi. jgassiz lor examination.
New Bedford Standard.
a "l a t -i-
j uixtlr ii En ' a ".. A la'ty riding in
a care on tho New York Central Ktilroad
1 was disturbed in her reading bv the con
veTsation of two gentlemen occupying the
! "at lQel ocforc her. One of them seemed
to be a student of aom? college on his way
home for a vacation, lie used much pro
fane language, grcitly to the annoyance
of thb lady. ;She thought lc would re-
buku him, and en begging pardon for
interrupting them, asked theyoung student
if he had studied the languages. "Yes,
tnadtm, I have mastered the languages
?nite well." "Da yon read and speak
lebrew?" "Q iite fluently." "Will you
be so kind a to do me a small favor?"
"With great pleasure ; I am at your ser-
. . 1 iv ri a a
vice. "Mill you le so kind as toco
your swearing in Hebrew T We may wtll
suppose the lady was not annoyed any
The cost to tbe country of recent fires,
without counting the grrat conflagrations
of Chicago and lVnton, his been ra re
than enough to provide every city in the
nation with a sufficient and efficient fire
department. ' Before anything more is
given up to the fUme, it would be well
for every community to c nsider whether
its means for extinguishing fires are what
thay should be N. Y. Times.
51. WHOLE NO. 891
A WOMAN FRIGHTENED
On Wednesday morning at about 7
o'clock, Mrs. Kate Ferguson, living at 2C
Broad street, left Jier home to cross the
street and get some milk at tbe reeideuce
of ber brother in law. On her wy back
she saw a dog shooter pointing Lis ga at
a little pet dog belonging to her brother-in-law,
aud without' thought of her aval
danger she ruihe4 to save toe Euia
favorite. ! f
The dog killer did not shoot, but the
consequence shows that as far as the lady's
life was concerned fce zoirbt harej fixed at
her. She went home nd was seised with
trembling which terminated lo Wonval
sions, and Thursday 'afternoon she died
from the effects of the terrible shock.
From. tbe time of her fright ia the street
she never spoke, j
Tbe deceased was 21 years of ag, wfe
of Mr. Thomas Ferguson, a ewxnpiAiior id
this office, to wbotn'shs had been fcnxmed
about five months, j j
CUrttand Plain Ikaler.
Talkjxg Wrni?CT a Toxcc-Sif
John VlaJcom, writing from Persia u 1523
describes tbe case of a chitf naajed Zal
Khan, who, coming into disfavor with the
reigning monarch, was condemned to have
his eyes po?out. Failing in Lis appeal
for a recall of this cruel sentence, Zal
Khan "loaded the tyrant with corses,
aud, in return, his tongue was ordered to
be cot out. This order was imperfectly
ciecuted, and the lots of half tbe member
is reported to have (deprived him f his
speech. Belog afterward prrsuadejl that,
if cut close, be might be able to speak in
telllgently with the root, he submitted to
the operation, and subsequently tinld Lis
own story lo Malcolm. 1 hese statements
were long doubled, ibut, in 1S57 they
were fully confirmed by Sir John McNeill,
whose inquires 10 Persia, where this mode
of ponisbmen: is common, ltd to the dis
co very of many instances of a familiar oa
tnre. The belief is univeral in that country
that excision of the tip of the tongae per
mat tly destroys the power of itxwch.
while its removal at or near tbe root leaves
the victim a chance) of rtgaingisg tha
ability to again speak his miud. Surgeons
are serecd, however, that, for tbe DttrooseS
of talking, the more; there ia left (of tha
"unruly member the belter. Popular
A Cruiors Cask ok Dxath. Tlest.
m inter, Md., August 27. In the rasa ol
young man .natliias,; said lo nav died.
but supposed to have, revived, there seems
t be no hope that he has really com to
life. The appearance of bis skiri led to
a difference of opinio among the doctor
as to his death, and ) the funeral, which
was set for this morning, was poatpened
till this evening lo see whether vistlitv
remains. The body (had a perfectly na
tural appearance to-day, no decomposition
being noticeable, (hi pressing the liDS
with the finger they; turn while on rs
moving the finger th;y resume tbeir na
tural color. 1 he general imprest ion to
day, however, is tbathe is dead. Special
DisjMitchcs to Jlaltimpre Snn. 1
A Strange Death. Wm. Ilodd, a
prominent citizen of 'Newark, N. J died
on Saturday evening from a soiewhat
remarkable canse. .-Deceased, when
boy, swallowed a beard of wheat, jtba re)
spiraliou catrying it )cto his lung,' where
it remained for three yearn, well nigh
causing bis death from consumption. At
the end of that timd he coughed it Up,
after which he had robust bealtbj Last
.New leart Day a sudden strain reopened
the old wound as shown by tbe autopsy
and all the food j he swallowed was
coughed up through the loop, so that be
literally starved to death. Deceased was
fifty-one year of sge.
An Extraordinakt Gas Well.
Among the remarkable gas well iu this
country is ihe Newton well, sit miles
from Titusville, Pa. ! If was discovered
last year, and produces three millionsxf
cubic feet of gas every twenty-four hour.
Tbe gas issued under a pressure iof frcra
. . . .
twenty to thirty pounds per squats loe.
na ,nr lDe rao" prt goes to wmic. 1 ipes
nave oeen lam 10 1 iiusvuie, ana some
two hundred and fiftjy dwelling booses,
shops, etc., are now sspplied wiib be gas
for illumination and fuel. For heating
purposes it is admirable, bat for illumina
tion it requires to be passed through
nsplha, as 11 is deficient in carbon,1
Evr.x TTTE GnosTUR Ar.AijtfaT the
Kailroadk. A Pennsylvania item in
forms us that there is held every tight at
a railroad station in llial State a conven
tion of the most novel! and startling de
scrplion a Walpnigls Night sort e
arrangement. Regulatjy, at that orthodox
witching boor of night,' the ghosts pf those
who have been killed on the railroad track
troop forth, all ihe awful pose aud wounded
condition in which lie locomotive left
thrm. They pas resolutions ofcensare
on the railroad companies, and toodvet
themselves in a business-like maqaer
generally until the rock crows, when they
vams'i in thin air.
TtiE Auiericaii Association for Ihe Ad
vanccrnenl of Science Js in session at one
of ihe "down east" citiep. Among the
very interesting papers read before this
body of heavy -brained 'savans was oosoti
the topic of "Do Snakes Swallow their
Younjp" Who thed ;eares whether tbey
do or not. j
Among ihe many parsdox;cal5 things
peculiar to Australia is a crow that war
bles as sweetly as the rat duIeetSbrush.
It is ks pt as a pet abottt bouses, and t.
of the species was to be seen and heard,
not lonjr since at a bird fancier's Jo New