The mecklenburg Centennial Balls to
ba fiven at tlie Charlotte Hotel on Fiiday
evening, the 2Ut inst.
Ool. John L. Bridgers it to deliver
jfTieultornl address before the Agricultu - the grocer, taking out hit pencil and
In Greensboro an uneducated man runs
it 2 'I llti 1 t
a grccerjr. Saturday last a woman came
in and bought seven pounds of cheap- su
gar. After it was nicely done up the
atked how much it was, Let?f tee taid
t 1 Congress at Raleigh on the 13th
A few jeare ago, an Ohio girl traveled
Irwa town to town with her guitar, try
pg to earn enough money to pay her way
New York. She it now ihe protege of
Baronett Rothschild. Kellogg bat been
litter to her, and the tings like a night
mgale. Her name it Mitt Emma Ah
not. The glanders it tlangbiering hortet in
California by the hundred?; buffalo gnats
are depleting the herds of Tennesseeans,
and an alarming epidemic hat been pre
ailing among the cattle in New Jersey
which har bidden defiance to veterinary
A SPIRITUAL WILL.
An interesting case has just been de
cided in the Maine conrte in which th
aoestion of Spiritualism is involved. A
Toptham woman left a will doing up her
estate in trusteeship, and giving only
mail immunities to her dunirliter. who
was married to a man whom she believed
to be possessed by malignant spirits
The will was made, at she said, in accord
ance with the advice of her dead husband
and her daughter tried to set it aside as
having been made under undue influence
piece of paper; 'eeven pouade at teveu
cents a pound teven times seven is
seventy-seven. Call it seventy -five cents
aod take it aJongJ ut'i . Uiiii
ne customers oi a certain cooper
caused him great deal ot vexation by
their saving habitt and persistence in get.
ting all their old tubs and casks repaired,
and buying hut little new work. 'I stood
it, however taid lie,-' until one day "old
Sam Oabtrce brought in an eld 'bung-
hole,' to which be wanted a ."new barrel
made. Then I quit thebuainett in disgust.
University op North Carolina..
We learn that the Board of Trnsteea of
the University adjourned yeeteeday even
ing after a protracted and hard-working
session of two days. Ther wat much
enthusiasm in the Board and entire con
fidence of success. A scheme of re-or
ganisation was adopted, and a committee
from the alumni
He Didn't Care -A newly married
couple from somewhere up io Randolph
were riding in a Chatham R. R. car last
Friday, and the groom insisted on holding
the bride's hand in his big Ted paw.
'Oh, no; don't '!' she said, as she jerked
her hand away
Oh, luv, lorn me hold yer hand jet far human food
ten minutes !' he pleaded
to solicit contributions
and other friends of
education in the' State and elsewhere for
the arrival of the institution. The door
will be opened for pupils on the first Wed
nesday in September. A faculty will be
elected the 16ib of June next, when the
Board will re-convene for that purpose
Before adimmitne the Board agreed to
borrow (5,000, to be used immediately
in repairs of the College Buildings and
Professors' houses, and showed their faith
in the success of the University by sign
ipg their names as sureties on the note.
a Cannon aa.ii.
A very lingular exhibition wat gives)
yesterday at the Jardin Mabile. There
has been performing here at the Folies
Bergeres , a man named Holtum, an Amer
ican, who has a cannon ball in hit hands.
This prodigious feat was witnessed night-
y, and aj though the actors present
avowed that there wat no trick, Pierre
Vernon, of the Mond Illus're, would not
believe it. He taid the cannon ball mnst
be thrown to Hultom from the stage.
The latter made a bet of 5.000, francs
that he would perform the feat under con
ditions which hft no room to doubt, and
when the bet was taken, Vernon designa
ted Mabile at the place for the trial. All
the journalists of Paris were invited, and
the found Holtum there before his can
non. It was examined with minute care
C.ro,ia Centra, Railw.J. a H00PEB .
FACTS ABOUT FLOUR..
The Jonrral of Chemistry in an article
on the effects of fine flour tays :
At the preseut time it is the practice to
a large exteut among millers to grind the
finest, soundest wheat into fine flour, and
the poorest into what is called 'Graham
flour The tf rm 'Graham flour' ought no
longer to re used. It is a kind of gener
a j a
ai name given to mixtures or bran and
tin a am . a
spoiled Hour, te a large extent unnt tor
What we need is good
sweet, wheat Hour, fi. ely ground, and
'Shoo! Dout you see they ere lookiug ecrely put up for family use.
, , s . j 1 his article we do not find in
at us?' the whispered. Wf-tm -Wer who
iTkov ara ah I9 lio MnliAn Irt iuliiff fin
A 111 J UK V 1 . V I ' U I
and down the car. 'Wall, now, 1 am go
his earnest attention to furnishing such
flour will realize a fortune speedily. The
beat is to
At II. 1
and while the testatrix was oi an unsound mg ter put my arm right around ye,andei brown loaf made from whole
Omci G B5RRAL 8 crxai mamnrr. 1
Wilmington. JS. C. April U, lo76. J
Change of Schedule,
On and after Friday. Apnl 16th, 1875, the
trains will run over ihi Rail war as follows .
PASS ENGE E TRAINS
: ; w
Leave Wilmington at
Amre at Charlotte at
Leave Charlotte at
Arrive in Wilmington at
IS P. 11.
..7.00 A. M
7 00 P. M
Leave Wilmington at -..6.00 P If
Arrive at Charlotte at j6 00 P M
Leave Charlotte at. .. L 60 A M
Arrive in Wilmington at . .6.00 A II
and th hiMW kail n x h A p rl from hand Leave Charlotte at 8.00 A M
. 1 . Arrive at Buffalo at . IS
to nana, "i am no longer in ray
in my own
house' said Holtum : "yon are master
be re, and you must watch over all the
arrangements. Having carefully aimed
and lathed his cannon, it was charged,
and Holtum took his place agaioat a plank
target some ten yards away. 1 bis was
v sr or
a ..a iii i.i
to snow trmt the hall was solid, ana tin-
Leave Buffalo at IftJO P M
Arrive in Charlotte at 4. 30 P M
No Train on Sunday eccpt one freight train
that leaves Wilmington at 6 p. x., instead of
on Saturday night.
YIAIO HOUE ORliEB
SALISBURY, N C
Have just received a floe la of Imported and
Native brand of
Berry Foster's at Bailey's, Celebrated
P. Thomas et Go's, celebrated ffj.)
Ryt Whiskey, and North Carolina Com
Pun Jaasaiea Bom, Holland Gra,
French Brandv. Ac. Ac.. N. C nple and
Poach Brandt, J. C. Seegera, Larger Beer
draught Best bottled Ale, Champaign, and
other wines 8cnppernong wine and Grape
Brandv. from the celebrated Vineyard of
O. W. Garrett sV Co., N. O. Bottled
and Canoed meats, Oysters, and Fish,
W .T. Black well lc CoV celebrated
frieoda thai be ha recti Trd
te sell threwak ticket from i
C- to all point, in Tciaa, Arkatvw, Mi
via Charlour, Columbia aad Ai
and their pteannera oanteioam. -- -'
rant Tickrta. or Finn Llai TwVmmm JT
ockd kbruogh. PaneWy4!
the above PtatM irskJ-
.. - - - J- - - L
II grtauj w innr own HTMi my
uii th ntMiofssnasaatBOUn
in reward to rttstea. tim ar
be furnuhad either porspoally or
A. POPE, Goa l.
J. A. McOOirKAUGHEY,
Agu C.C.4A.E.R, SalWa-.r, N. C.
et.4V t. Saw rial Agfa
paign. and PiedlJiont Air Line EjlUwkw
and Grape - - 9
fnnnivh at TV ilmin rlnn with Wilmington Jk
Weldon, and Wilmington. Columbia A A ugQMU (W. T. B) Chewing Tobacco, and the
Original Durham Smoking Tobacco,
New York and Tri
. .a .a a tt a.
it mrongu tue piauK. it mum goi me
aim of bis gun, and then placed hs bead
in a certain position
giving the command to fire. The ball
vision, North Carolina Railroad, Cbarlotte t
Statesvile Railroad. Charlotte A Atlanta Air
Line, aud Charlotte. Columbia A Aururfla Rail.
against the plank, road.
Thns supplying thP wholf Weat, .North we i
and Smth xert with a short and cheap line to
just graced the hair and broke through the Seaboard and Europe
. , ... m . m at a s i . .
atod. 1 he jury, However, allowed tue hiiv lellow in this car dares terso much as aqt eve as haiidoorne as the white. It ran
to sUnd. spit crooked, I U git up and mop the floor De mAc wjtu a t,e ex,
with him till I wear him op ter his ghoul
Yesterday was indeed an eventful day der blade V
in the life of a lady on west Jackson
And his arm en circled "her, and the oi fa-
street. During a trip on the street ears to er pass, ngero looked as rolemn as if they
Slate itieet aud back, the saw the
loveliest polonaise pattern she ever saw in
her life, the handsomest fellow she ever
taw in her life, the homeliest woman she
ever saw in her life, got the worst fright
he ever had iu her life from the drunken-
est man she ever saw in her lite, nt vci
was so insulted in her life as si
a a a
a vouut; roan wiio spoke to lit
ears, and finally got home feeling more
tired than she ever felt in her life. Chi
excellencies of white,
so far as lightness is concerned, and it is
sweeter and more palatable. With this
loaf we secure all the important nutritive
t . a a .a m i
principles wniun t tie L rent or, tor Wise
were on their way home irom a fnuerat. reasons, has stored in wheat.
Hardships. A great many men,
whatever may have been their experience
in life, are accustomed to complain of the
Weddisg8 ik Borneo. On the wed
ding day the bride aud bridegroom are
brought from opposite ends ot the village
to the snot where the ceremony is to be
' ... performed. J hey are rosde to sit on two
e was by c . .. . ... ,
.1 bars of iron, that blessings as lasting, and
r on the , ,., .' 6 , ., "
ueaiiii as vigorous, may aiienu me pair.
A cigar and a betel leaf, prepared with
the areca i ut, are next put into the hands
of the bride and bridegroom. One of the
priests then waves two fowls over the
heads of the couple, aud in a long address
to the Supreme Being calls down blessings
The Size of Adam.
force of the powder great enough t . send Steamers, and the River Boat, to Fayettev.lle. Cigare .and a sepply of the SaUie MkkU
r t I Connects at ( aanotte with it intern Di
chaom pipes, and the Jet or Ti-ti stems.
Call end see
Fat, Utk 17 .
.P. BATTLE. K. H CAMERON
Prefident. V.ce Pix-sideut.
W. H. EICKS, 8ec y.
STATE LIFE Insnrance
- mm r a r .
I UlYlrAII T ,
RALEIGH, H. O.
la 7 fast aa as after Taeaay Sari tf 11
-We learn from a recent book that Adam
(whom many of our readers will doubtless
remember as the first man) was, accor
ding to the rabbinical tradition, one huu
dred miles high. It this is really true
every one of us ought to be thankful thai
the race has dwindled since Adam's day.
It is appalling to think of the inconveu
ience and expense to which we should he
subjected if we retained Adam's dimen
siotis. A man would require, we should
a i . a a
ti nnn rha nali anf i ran oloros I li mm iooo l . a
.', , . , . i i f . t" juage, irowsers nity mile long, aua auoui
Mai h rv hnv rppulvpH in the wnr (1 -a I - . . 1 .1 I. . J . O'
rnvB in .u 7 L I u .i WPP" "7 auenu me union. tour hundred fuilougs
1 liov Till lh ouva nt ilw. jo w wi hivi knm I i .i m 3 t. J I .
-y ? 1 .vner tne neaus oi tne amanceu nave oeen nd if we were to
If J 1.1.1 I ,' iiu no 111 uicerns 1 oc pi o per
nlafortnne to tin lu-ir IruinrU with lamen I 1 1 I 1. .1 .1 t I . . r r
Kuocaru aKaui.fc rcu outer uiree or iwr proportions in our dress, we should each
tations resoee.tinf their own troubles. I .1 i :j ilr r. '
Bat there is no man who is not born into
A word of trouble ; and no man has ever
limes, the bridegroom puts the prepared
leaf and cigar into the mouth of the
bride, while she does the same to him,
attained to anything like the full statue wnoni she thna acknowledges as her hus
a a a .a a
01 manuood who has not been ground, as band.
it were, to powder, by the hardships
which he haa encountered in life. This
is a world in which men were made, not So Natural. An American lately in
oy velvet, bnt by stone and iron handling! I London, who was badeered by the En-
f W T Wmf
Therefore do nut grnmblea but conquer
glish on almost every topic, at last, as he
said, determined to go in on the Missis
sippi steamboat style, and brag down
The Sprincfield Journal is verv certain everything that came in his way. Hi
that no Republican in the State of Illinois first chance occured at an exhibition of
would listen for n moment to such folly painting, where a picture of a snow-storm
require about sixty thousand cubic feet of
11M aa a r
nai. vi nen a small family ot sucb meu
died, they would occupy the entire Stat
ot Pennsylvania as a cemetery ; and ihe
way the undertaker would accumulate
charges forcoffins would be simply fright
tel. So it is belter as it is. Adam did
very well while he was alouein tbe world
but tust at preseut a man of his incbes
who lived in Philadelphia, could hardly
sit down without mashing Lancaster on
ihe ulank. roiiine some twenty yaras
The same ball was picked np by the
journalists, who again charged the cannon
and sent home the ball and ibis time Hoi.
um caught lhesball in bis hands as neat
ly as be does nightly upon theatage. lie
on his bet, and no one seemed disposed
to accept his offer of 3,000 irauces to any
one who would perform the same astound
ing feat. I he physical force required
must be eonrmoos, but Holtum showed
liis strength hy tossing np cannon ball
as if they were so mauy oranges. '1 he
only precautions taken are very simple ;
he wears very thick leather gloves, and
covers his breast with many thickness nl
thin p iper to form a sort of cuirass. '1 his
looks to me like a very dangerous feat,
aud particnlaily the first part of it, where
Holtum plaees his head agsinst the tar
get half an inch below where tbe ball will
probably strike. If the powder should
chance to be defective, some day there
might be an accident. It is like the
to. i hardy trick ot putting one's head into
a liou's mouth. One day I fancy thai
b ill will snap Li head very neatly off.
8. L. FREMONT.
Chief Engineer and ttapeiintendent.
May 6, 1876 tf.
v f i s f n ISg VOL VKES,
Of nTf QdeTwrkltrt See raapwaB"HK
fc.i ri wtv. AMmi (mI W Umm mM
mmm Wmi aar mm. aivxM aasTaaataa. ra.
t t a mnTTT ttto
t L I r f f rr
iui(iroveu v j v j m-
e k wood pump
--Cy axd of tha market, by
w. . .erdiet, the be-t pump for
''iu least money Attention invited
B'.at.-hley'H Improved Bracket, the
i)ropCaeek V.!e , which can be with
tiawn w.thoat disturbing tbe joints
tnd the copper chamber which nevei
cack. ftcalea r rata and will lat a
li'u ii.ne. For Kale hy Dealers and tbe trade
eenerally. In order to be ure that yon ge'
HlatehleyV Pomp, be earclnl and re that it ha
my trade-mark hIk.vc If yon do not know
where ti buy. description cirenlarn, t.p.-the.
with the name and addreraof the agent nearest
yon will he promptly furniihed by addreaaiiig
CHAS 0 HLATCnLEV.Manofactnrer
06 (Commerce St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Feb. IS. 1875 tf.
STATIONS. Mail Ex raj a i
Laa tWirtu l '.4 ri a at 4T"
Air-I.iar J'a.f. tM - Ma ..
- Hataawaey II 4M - it a
Oreaaaaaws .... .9 a M i a r a
M Taartil , asA 4M
Paiaeae I llat - a is
- Sarfeevilta no ' -
lrh'9 at U.ctaaaaV I t-te r u n u r m
HTATIOS. sfalT; Csraasa.
Laava tirkaad .BH r m I .( , .
- Bwrtavt aa i - I a at
Daa4ae 10. S , 117 p m
- Haavtita HI. as - IJi -
Cra.r t.ae a a s.tJ
- ftaltaburjr 4 84 - a -
Aw Lias J n--t'a T.I - a aa .
Ktr.rm ChsraCta. . . 1.1 as- a. 41
uM.u &.!. u.Ui.i. a aTf.
At end of Flrt Ficl Tear bad uwoed over
900 Policies wuhont nalininf a ainlc Iom.
Prudent, eci-iwrnical and rnvrsrelic msnaee-1 Laavt Oiaa
ni haa made it I I wio
Q 0 fi Pr Dav at home
Wfc w Addre G.
STtxrow A Co..
Jan. 19, 1875, ly
Protection From Llghtnin. Maill33u H37 LOSt, HO EulOFEu !
as a third term for any President, "unless attracted general admiration
it be some gentleman whose common) 'Is not that fine !' asked a John Bnll
sense and patriotism have been eclipsed 'could yon show anything as natural as
by a small office which he feels that be is
unworthy to fill, and which he cannot
retain upon a change of administration."
'uch a specimen of ihe genus homo as storm picture painted by a cousiu of mine,
that in America?'
Pooh ! answered the free horn Ameri
can; 'that is no comparison to a snow-
. a a i a.
this, it aaas, "represents no one, con
trols no one, and is not to be taken into
any account in casting the political horo
scope of the country. The man does not
live who will fill the position of President child frozen to death
a tew years since; mat painting was so
natural, sir, that a mother, who incautious
ly left her babe sleeping in a cradle near
it, on return!
of the United States for three terms."
Centennials are stirring np patriotic
memories. The Wilmington Journal
calls op the resistence of the people of
the Cape Fear, in 1765, to the landing of
tamped paper from the British Sloop of
war, Diligence, not only resisting the
landing ot the stamps, hut seizing the
boat of the sloop aud mounting it on
The Kufaula Times says a gentleman
who is cultivating a piece of laud about
seven miles from that city, in one of the
heels, carrying it in triumph, with flags Oowikee bottoms, assures tbem of tbe
The Costly President.
Such a man as Grant, with his dictator
airs awd sullen- disregard of every princi
ple and practice of Republicanism, is
"dear," at any puce. The old salary of
$25,000 would be too much to pay him.
Ba when we reckon op the dimes and
dollars he costs the country (ihe loss by
business derangements, depression and
? . .
uncertain iv uo mau can esuiuale oy no
ngtothe room, found r arithmetic is calculable), we are appalled
'o death' and stand aghast at tbe patience of the
people, truly ours is a long-suffering
aud MoeeS"incek, or else a passing stoical
a c a a .
people, wnen ngures uae lues do not
raise each particular hair on the head of
L.A-each particular tax-payer. These 6gu res
are a list ot the personal expenses ot th
occupants of the White House which
were voted by Congres or allowed by law
in 1874. Read :
Asm tarn Secretary
Executive Clerk... .
From 1 1 at time ouwaid, the American
was let alone.
THE BUFFALO GNAT
flying throngh the streets of Wilmington, I presence there, of the genuine buffalo gnat,
and tbe next day the people, headed by which is now killing so mauy horses and Messencer
jo. John Ashe, ot Mew Hanover, and mules in tbe Mississippi bottom land. He
Col. Hugh Waddell, of Brensw4ck, march- says that he and his neighbors are com
ing to the Governor's palace, and demand- nelled to give their horses and mules tbe
ing that he desist from farther attempts closest attention, by keeping the ears,
to land the stamps, to which demand he Hanks and other parts of the animal well
only' yielded when, the patriots proceeded coated wi'h tar aud grease, and they also Incidental Expcn es
Three door-keepers cue for tbe night and two
for the day twelve hundred each . . . 3.600
to born the house over his head.
As history is unveiled, North Carol in
a a . a r
win be tnund to be nrat in
that led to the revolution.
keep tirrs burning in their stock lots at J
night. He attributes the presence of the
every step unusual number of the dangerous insect, For Fuel aud Hot houses .
Show ttte Maw. Show os the map
who is ever ready to pity and help the
deformed; show os a man who covers the
lanlta of others with a mantle of charity ;
ahow us a man who bows as politely and
gives the street as freely to tbe poop sew
ing girl as to the millionaire; who values 4hape an(j coi
virtu, Wot clothes; who shuns the com pi I
uy of such as gather at public places to
gate at the fair sex or make unkind re
marks of the passing girl; show os a man
w ho abhors a libertine; who scorns the
udicule of his mother's sex; and the ex
I os ure of womanly reputation; show us a
i in who never forgets for an instant the
d licaey due to a woman, as a woman, iu
r. iy condition or class and yon show us
it en tie m an. j
to the great amount of wet weather had
The Mississippi buffalo gnat is about
half tbe size of a common house fly and
jet black. They have a hump hack, or
shoulder, like the buffalo, and hence their
name. Those iu the Cowikee bottom are
about half the size of those in the Missis-
aL 1 i .
stppi river oouonis, out are laenticai in
Pastage Stamps 600
Repairs to tha Executive Mansion 20.000
New furniture for W hite House 10,000
Burn Kerosene the Right Way.
Be Bind to Tour Wife.
Friend, yoor wife loves neatness: now,
when you enter that home which she is I this custom by boarding in
trying to make attractive to you, see that! where kerosene was
vou show a corresponding desire. Yon light. A large family of children living
A correspondent in the New York Sun
calls attention of all consumers of kero
sene oil to the pernicious and nnhealthy
practice of using lamps filled with that
article with the wicks turned down. The
gas which should be consumed by the
flames is by this means left heavily in
the air, while the cost of the oil thus saved
at preseut prices would scarce be one dol
lar a ytar for the lamps of a household.
His attention was called particularly to
the only available
aa m. . m i i . a . ac . . .
like to see your wite neatly and tastefully in tue same bouse were taken ill one
dressed at home; follow her example, and night, and on going te the nnrsery the
throw off, with the care of the world, mother found the room nearly suffocating,
your soiled garments and be clean and with a lamp turned down, whereupon the
tasty. When you take your paper to physician forbade tbe nse of a lamp at
read do not read to yonrself and leave her night, unless turned at fall head. He
to lonesome thoughts while sewing or says be could quote many eases, one of a
uenti hut remember that she, too, has young girl subject to fit of faintneee,
I en wuik.ng hard all day, and is still which if not induced were greatly ioereas-
working. Read to her whatever interests ed by aleeping io a room with the leap
y a, so that her interest and opinions may almost turned out. Besides the damige
grow with yours, and that she may com- to ueaitn, it spoils the paper and curtains,
. .ti f i i :i. .L- : a J a
SOUS i ne uirrvra mm winuowe, ann gives
I rebend something besides love stories, of soils the mirrors and windows, and
which., too aant have read mere than thsy the whole house an untidy air and
For Care of the Repairs in the Hot-blouses 6,000
fur Leveling bouth ot the Executive Man-
ror ncpairs to ravement in front of
White House 1 .500
For Repairs of dam i a Nursery Gardeu 1,200
For Repairs of a Fountain South of the
Executive Masion 3.000
Now if the American people re-elect
this extravagant man, especially after be
has shown that extravagance is not hie
worst sin, they will deserve to "bleed" to
a bigerer amount than the above and to
have tbe whole State system overthrown
V.l . as. a'
ana tneir noerties all takeu away.
The Xenia 7 brcldight relates this story:
"An old genii 'man living near here was
called upon a short time since by a clock
. 1 I a m m
iiiiaerer, who examineu our OKI menu s
clock and pronounced it out of order.
The old gentleman said it was good
enough for him aud the old woman, and
he would not have it fixed; bat it was
?"'- w i" wa
insisted upon, ana tie niiAlly agreed to
keep the tiukerer, and hia horse all night
iu recompense for the necessary repairs
to the old house clock.
The clock proved to need more repairs
than was first expected, and in addition
to the night's lodging, seventy-five cents
was demanded. Tbe old gentleman ob
jected to this, and began to count up what
i a a a m m
ne had already given his lodger i 'J? irst,
there was your supper ' 'Bat step,' eatd
the tiukerer, 4yoo asked me to eat supper.
and consequently can't charge me for
that.' 'Well,' sid tbe old gentleman i
'you asked tie to let you fix my clock,
consequently yon can't charge me for
fha So we are square on the supper
and clock, and yon owe nse your lodg
ing and breakfast ' Tbe old geo tlercen
Does protection protect I is of:en asked
by the mau with a lightning rod on his
house as well as by the. student of politi
cal philosophy. The country roads are
drvmg, aud the Iigbteuiiig-iod man will
soon be along. We may as well uren ire
ourselves lor the discussion of his ouea
That the elrctric "fluid" can be carried
laug a wire even a child iu these days
knows, out however much n ore there
may be in electr c science little has found
its way to the ligbtcniug-rod man. Wheth
er the rod attracts beyoud ten or twenty
feet is still a question, and what the rod
is lo do with it after it gets it is open to
The writer of this had a r d put upou
a dwelling many years ago, and with full
faith in the protection, during a storm
he had his floor ripped up and himselt
mm' a It a
ann trienus - I on- s and gentleman toss-
d about iu the most inconsiderate manner
by the electric visitor. It came down the
rod to about six feet of tbe ground, when
it concluded to lesve the rod, bore a hole
through a twenty-inch stone wall, and
pay its unwelcome respects to the party
inside. The rod was not put up by a
botch; the employer and the employed
understood the business. Still we were
tnld the defect must be in tbe rod or in the
manner of its construction. This is a
common way of accounting for things.
Some years ago there was a discussion
going on in the papers in which one side
asserted that no member of a certain
religious denomination had ever been con
rieted of crime. Alas ! in the heights of
the controversy one committed murder,
but the side did not lose heart, but con
tended that th- pet son had ceased to be a
member of that body from the moment he
had thoughts of committing the crime
And it is just in this way the lightening-
rod men defeat us. We must get reason
ing of our own.
One fact is, we think undoubted, tha
as many buildings are injured hy lighten
ing that have rods as have not. Certainly
we have known barns with their valuable
contents to be destroyed that were well
protected by conductors. We are asked
in these cases. "Did the conductors ter
minate in a well or wet soil 7" It is hard
to find any conductor in a "wet soil" in
. 3 . 3 a .
tne ory snmmer time, ana is only He m
when lightning strikes and as for wells,
there is not one building in a thousand
that has one convenient to run a I ;r h t n i n -
rod into. II the lightning rod is to be a
sucess it mnst furnish us with some more
available conditions than these.
We are inclined to think that tbe best
protection to buildidgs arc seme tall
growing trees not too close at least
twenty or thirty feet away. Every leaf
aud the point of every twig ia a conductor,
and the hundreds of little "platinum"
points, conducting each its little quantity
to tbe mam stem, make a total power
equal o the rifring of a trunk of a hun
dred years. There is no well of water
under a tree's roots; indeed, the earth un
der a large tree is extremely dry. Still
the fluid passes from the trunk away in
safety. Immediately under a tree charg
ed with a "lightening stroke" is one of
the most dangerous plaees, bat we doabt
whether over twenty feet away from a
trunk any one was injured. The writer
was once within twenty-five feet of the
trunk of a spruce struck hy lightening
without experience the slightest shock
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