VOL IX.-THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY. N. C, JULY U, 1878.
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Ears forthe Deaf.
y Wizari qf mexlo pauk will
Ml'Al ,,I.-V1 I:PK11IMF.T 111 i.
kdison. aTbarrel, and I haven't got a cent."
The New York Graphic says : There was a laugh at this, Edison an-
It Was yesterday noon that a few of Mr. i nounced from the other end of the stoop
Flison's enthusiastic assistants and that he had found them. We moved
'ends gathercdaround him at Meulo twenty feet, and their white flag jvas just
iark to witness the first trial, in the pre- visible through the distant trees.
ienc of witnessess, of the new ear'trum- Salutations were exchanged over the two
t which the inventor had evolved troui mea ofHntervening ground, and an op
r inner consciousness. ! portunity was furnished to all present to
' il n tlift ' Grauhic
10me two months ago the fact that he was
eneaeed in the construction of a highly
f r-tnimiet. and our read-
will recall the letter in which he .
promised, without hesitation aim
nf reserve, that -he would make an
tube by the use oi wuicn vim ue
As Mr. Edison ifi him-
.aii lil hear.
neh so deaf that he nears. only wnen quuc (
o deaf tha
ar ana wu 1
and with considerable vigilance, me
ntmost confidence was reposed in his pur
Trf,w and his marvellous success in ueei
oping the 160 inventions which now st
. i . omo nn tlA bonks of the Pal
ia VkAhka of the Patent
Office generated a wide belief that he
oould really do what he had set. his hand
todo.j This confidence seems now to be
justified and realized.
- As Mr. Edison and his friends stepped
imtof tiro long laboratory where his won
ders are born, to the open porch at its
front, looting south, they bore half a
dozen edrrtrumpets with them. These
instruments looked externally much like
the ordinary car-trumpets, ouly they were
live or six feet long.
"i stood : here the other day," said Edi
jToii, turning his eager gray eyes upon the
Uraphic "and I put one of these to my
in nis iiuuig -
ear. I heard several things very distinct- I
y. I heard a child cry. I heard the ui
t rumen t tick down at the station, 1,000
feet away; and one curious, soft-grindiug
wiund that I could not identify till 1 fol
lowed it np found it to-be a cow biting off
and chewing grass 2,000 feel distant two
fifths of a mile."
Tkere were present on the porch, Edi
tion James Redpath, famous for his Kau
nas and' war letters; Uriah Painter, a
noted Washington journalist; W. K. Ap-
.lehaugh, president of the Phonograph
Company: Charles Bachelor, and several
other gentlemen eager to see the experi- ,
menu, lliey Had waited ior a pieasani
They speedily arranged a series of sig
nal to express "I hear, "and- "I do not
hear, by waving the Hand in a peculiar;
wa.v- - I
Thcn'Mr.,I'ichelor and Uriah Painter
took one of the ear-trumpets and went '
IforTIi across the field to a store 00 feet
One of them then said : 4lDo you hear
iue now t"
"Ye!" shouted they in the porch, with
a laughing accompaniment, for the voice
wa distinctly audible to all- with the
1. "Io you hear this !"' he repeated, in a
lower tone, Rcavcely audible. -
Again he was answered in the affirma
The question was repeated over and
over till the ear-trumpets had to lie used
At last came to the ear of the listeners, !
"I am whispering now; do you hear me t" j
Mr. Painter was fiOO feet distaut, yet liis
whispers were perfectly distinct. Bache-
lor walked away from him fifteeu feet and .
jsignaieu mat lie could not,, with trie un- ;
aided ear, hear his companion's wlrispers, f
Miispers, which were audible to us in the
Jwch. Ah 600 is to 15, so is Edison's
pr-trumpetto the upaided ear 20 to 1.
j Hut tho experiments were scarcely be-
Bachelor and Painter walked off across
ue neius until they were a mile distant,
phey crossed many undulations- Hp hill, 1
Jlown dale, now vanishing, now reappear-
ng, till they finally stood forth on a hil-
'Hk in plain sight, -but diminutive and
bny-like iu size
Signals were exchanged, "All ready'
One at each end put the" trumpet to his np, sometimes it went down, and some
T' ! times it went sidewavs. but it, never, br
"Perfectly distinct!" said Kedpath.
le ay, "John Brown's body lies mould-
ung in the grave."
Then he spoke towards tho figures on
he distant hill, "I heard that distinctlv.
low loud are you talking?"
! in an ordinary tone of voice," came-j his elbow, aud reached back with the np
n respmse to the man with the trumpet; ' per prt of bis arm at about right angles
.1 m . wouiu speak in a
Then we tried it all around. It
(l very strange and uncanny to hold a
fversation .In an ordinary voice with a
f n a. mile off," without a speaking-trunw
"and no wire or electrical assistance
"This1s.really teleeranhinir without .1
ilegraph" exclaimed Kedpath.
as we could plainly see with ouropera-
asses that the man on the fiill had his
"mpet in position," Mr. Edison step
"d to the front of the norch nnd KnnL'ft
t them clearly, but in a voice that could
ararcely have been heard 200 feet off.
I "9 a "die further off and get in range."
I e waited awhile and chatted about
e phonograph and the telephone, and
jughes, which Edison declared a "straight
tap from the principle ofhis carbon
iphonc, when at last Mr. Rednntl.
M : "I hear them."
But we could not see them anywhere.
They had vanished.
"lie says, 'Mr. Kedpatu repeated, "now
tk. nrn.. .1ionnf.nf. A.n. 614
This ear-trumpet, or Jitelescopophon,"
as ft is called, is internally a curious com-
Itinntion nf funnels centflrinf in a ehflm-
ami ra,iiated by wires. Mr. Edison
before Christmas hopes to complete ior
tKe use of partially deaf, people, a small'
but somewnai complex instrument., nuicu,
when connected with a thin wire to the
ear; will enable any one to near every
. . .-.
whisper oft the stage of the largest thea
The Graphic asked permission to de
scribe and sketch the ear-trumpet for the
Graphic, but was refused permission at
present ou account of some delay of the
patents. But the country and the world
may be assured that our sketch "does not
in any way exaggerate the merits of this
latest inveutiou of this marvellous man
a device which seems likely to make
the deaf hear, and which will certainly
open new methods of communication to
supplant the telegraph and telephone, y
"You are going away for a summer
rest, I hear," said the Graphic to the
"If I can get away from this shop,"
snid he : "The proprietors of White Moun
tain Ilotclshave generously placed that re
gim at my disposal," he added, laugh ifig:
"They even offer to place a locomotive at
my command. If I can get there I shall
talk ten miles from one peak to another
with my telescopophon."
AX OLD BOY'S COMPOSITION.
WHY A (Hill. CANNOT THROW A STONE.
From The Educational Weekly.
If a girl was to practice for fifteen years
she chould not learn to throw a stone
itl aml accuracv nave youever
wondered why it is? We have,
Jfc wag oue of the first anJ mogt knot.
. plvsioi02icai problems which presen-
ted itself to-our youthful mind why our
big sister, when she tried to throw a snow-
. ball at us, almost invariably sent it career-
t-e to of the jlou8C while Ave.
in turn, could pop her in the ear about
t.-er time. ,It maybe that wo took a
moan advantage of this discrimination of
nature. in our Whalf and against our sis-
ter, and it may be that wo improved the
opportunity to take her fore- and aft
whenever she came within firing distance.
But that is neither here nor there.
As time passed on, and we increased our
stock of observation we saw that other
fellows' sisters labored under about the
same disadvantages hat onrs did in the
matter of throwing any sort of missile.
As near as we could generalize their mo
dus operandi of awkwardness for such
we are compelled to call it we found
that they swung the arm back over the
head with a vertical motion', as though it
were hung by a door hinge on the top of
the shoulder, or much as we may imagine
thebld Roman catadult operated when
firing stones at the enemy. When the
- arm had swung as far as the hinge would
allow, it Wiis brought forward with the
same vertical motion, and with as much
momentum as the thrower could raise,
and, at some undefined poiut iu the arc
thus described, the hand let go the mis-.
Rile. While executing this quick move-
went, some .girl gave a Jittle feminine
whoop, or, mayby, a half whoop and a
half squeal; others did not. Our sister
iumned and whooned. both - hut. th
she was a bad thrower. .As we stated at
some undetiued point in the arc describ-
ed by the forward motion of the arm, the
missile flew off. Sometimes it went
any manner of means, hit the thing it
was intended t.w-i.inm - nt i,
- rf t- j.r,
whoop or no whoop.
Now, the point of difference between
: a girl's throwing and a boy's we found to
be substantially this : The boy crooked
with his body, and the forearm at an
angle of forty five degrees; the direct
act of throwing was accomplished by
bringing the arm back w ith a snap, like
the tail of a snake or a whip-lash, work
ing every joint tiom shoulder to wrist,
and sometimes making your elbow sing
as though you had got a whack on the
crazy-bone. The girl threw with her
whole arm rigid ; the twy with his whole
h Why this marked and unmistakable
difference existed, we never learned until
at a somewhat advanced period, we dove'
into a book on physiology, -and learned
that the clavicle or collar-bone,"' in the
anatomy of a female isonie inches long
er, ana set soine degrees lower down,
than-in the masculine frame. This bone
interferes with the free action of the
shoulder, and that's the reason she can't
throw. We have developed a pet theory
ofouown, however, and that all-wise
and beqeUeeut Providence, foreseeijj"
that there would be rolling-pins, stove
hooks, pot lids, and hot water in the
world, Bet the women's clavicle down a
hitch or two foF the safety of the men.
Its lucky for all of ns that women can't
The season has now arrived when out
door sports arc appropos. The caterpillar
has left his den, the mosquito has turned
over in bed and ottered a warning shriek,
and big green worms are skylarking
around on shade trees, and betting on
their chances of dropping down behind a
An interesting lawn game is played as
At the supper table the wife remarks: .
fiff'Jamesj'EWSM $10 to fix up any Bum
iner silk. Don't go away without leaving
James makes no reply, but manages to
Blip out of the house unseeu. He is steal
ing softly across the lawn to jump over
the fence at the corner, when his wife
comes rnshing out and exclaims :
"James ! James ! see here !"
He begins to squint into a cherry tree
and talk about moths.
"You walk back here and hand over
that cash, or I'll send for my mother to
come and stay all summer!"
According to the rules of the game, he
turns and looks at her, and mutters to
"That wilts me !"
"The idea of your skulking offlike that!"
she continues ; when he advances, hands
out the ."X," and, if he can couvince her
that he had as soon give her $20 as $10,
he wins the game.
Another outdoor game is played be
tween 10 o'clock-in the' evening and mid
night, in order to avoid the heat of the
6un. It is played together by married
people. Nine o'clock having arrived, and
the husbaud not having reached home, the
indignant wife nails down the windows,
locks all the doors, and goes to bed feel
ing as if sheould smash her partner in a
minute and a half. Along about 11 o'clock
Charles Henry begins to play his part in
the game. He is suddenly seen under the
kitchen window. He seeks to raise it.
He tries another and another, but the sash
won't lift. Then he softly tries all the
doors, but they are locked. The rules
of the game allow him to make some re
marks at this juncture, and it gcnerall1
begins to rain about this moment: As he
jjets under the shelter of the garden rake,
"Nice way to treat me, because I found
a stranger on the side walk with a broken
leg, and took him to the hospital."
As the rain comes harder, he boldly
climbs the front steps and rings the bell.
After about ten minutes the door is open
ed, a hand reaches out aud pulls him into
the hall, and the game goes on :
"0 you vile wretch !"
"Jarling, whaz mazzer whaz iz it, jar
' "Don't darling me. Here it is almost
daylight and I've shivered and trembled
and brought on a nervous fever which
may carry me to my grave !"
Jarling, I found a leg on the side walk
wiz a broken man, antl !"
This game is always won by the wife.
Detroit Free Press.
IN THE LAND OF THE SKIES.
New York Sun.
Southwestern North Carolina is aptly
termed the land of the skies. Marion,
McDowell county, is the centre of an am
phitheatre of mountains. From twenty
five to thirty cloud-capped peaks are in
sight. The most prominent is Mount
Mitchel, 7,700 feet above sea level, and
1,700 feet higher than the White Moun
tains of New Hampshire. Clingman's
Peak, twentyrfive feet lower, pierces the
sky like a pyramid a few miles away.
Mount Linville, Grandfather Mountain,
the Roan, Hickory Peak, Table-Rock, and
the famous Bald Mountain stand on the
horizon like grim sentinels. The scenery
is magnifticeiit, and certainly unsurpass
ed this side of tho Rocky Mountains.
From the top of the Roan the tourist
catches a glim pa of nine States. The
mountain ridges of Tennessee, Kentucky,
and Alabama face him on the west. On
the north the Peaks of Otter are reared
above the tobacco fields of the Old Do
minion, aud the rock-ribbed Alleghanies
mark the southeastern boundery of West
Virginia. The mountain spurs of Geor
gia and of the Palmetto State stretch
away to the south, and the red gold belt
of North Carolina is spread to the east.
Bright seams of verdure mark the fertile
valleys'of, the Yadkin, Catav b 1, Broad,
French Broad, Great Pedee, W.aerce, and
Savannah rivers. " Springs gush from the
ground beneath the feet of the tourist
sending their waters to the Gulf of Mexi
c6 by way of the Tennessee, Ohio, und
Mississippi rivers, and within a stone's
throw a purling brook starts for the At
lantic ocean by way of the Yadkin, Wa
teree, and Sautee. It is a country of vast
water power. There are cascades at near
ly every turn in the mountain roads, and
crystal streams filled with speckled trout
irrigate every section of land. The coun
try is fairly settled. Grass grows luxuri
antly upon the slopes, and the valleys
qniver with golden grain. The piping of
the quail and whirring of pheasaut8 are
heard, and rabbits, foxes, deer, bears, aud
wolves art killed by the hunter.
Before and After. "Save me, doctor,
and I'll give you a check for a thousand
The doctor gave him a remedy that soon
eased him, and he called out :
"Keep at it, doctor, and III give yoa a
check for five hundred dollars.
In an hour more he was able to sit up
and he calmly remarked :
"Doctor, I feel like giving you ; a fifty
dallar bill. , fri
When the doctor was ready : to go, the
sick man was np and dressed, and he fol
lowed the physician to the door, and said.
. "Say, doctor, 6end in your bill the first
of the month." Jft
When six months had been gathered to
Time's bosom, the doctor sent in a bill
araountiug to five dollars. H &a? i press
ed to .cu t i t down to th ree, "ana after so
doing; he Rued to get it, got judgment,
nnd the patient put in a stay of execution.
What think you would be the result if
the earth should stop spinning around
the 6un ? Were you ever near a large and
intricate machine when one of its w heels
became clogged or broken near enough
to hear the grating, jarring crash ? astron
omers show that precisely similar effects
only on an inconceivable grander scale
would be produced, if our earth oue of
the wheels in the universe machine
should certainly cease its revolutions.
In other words there would be a general
clash aud crash of sattelies planets and
systems. 'What we term financial crises
are due to the same. One of the wheels in
the finance machine becomes clogged, per
haps shattered. The terrible Wall-street
"crash" which follows is communicated
to every part of the financial mechanism
of the couutry. But analogies do not
stop here. There is another mechanism
tho most intricate of all sometimes
called an organism because it generates
its own forces the human machine.
When one of its members fails to per
form its office, the whole system is thrown
into disorder. Members before consider
ed unassailable break down under the un
natural pressure. The shock comes aud
Utter prostration is the result. Repara
tion can only be effected by the restora
tion of the impaired parts, and the re-adjustment
of its levers the physical for
ces. There is one part of the machine
more liable to disorder thau any other the
liver, the great balance wheel of tho
The liver being the great depurating
or blood cleansing org.m of the system,
set it at work and foul corruptions which
gender in the blood, and rot out, as it
were tho machinery of life, are gradually
expelled from the system.
Unless you can exercise a good degree
of self-government, you cau hardly
expect to govern others. It will not al
ways be an easy matter for you to exhib
it perfect self-control, but you must aim
to do so; and if you can succeed in so
governing your own feelings as never to
appear angry or aunoyed, you will find
no difficulty in governing your pupils.
do not mean that you should be entirely
regardless of the conduct of your pupils,
but 'merely that you should not allow
their errors to cause you to lose your pa
tience, by exhibiting some sudden ebu
lition of passion. You know how ready
some people are to take offence and show
anger. A faithful servant, who had long
borne the abusive words of a petulant
master, finally said to him that he could
no longer tolerate his captionsness, and
that he was determined to leave his ser
vice. "But, Peter," said the relenting
master, "Peter, you know that I am no
sooner mad than pleased again." "Very
true, master," replied Peter ; "but I also
know that you are no sooner pleased than
mad again." So it is with some teach
ers, they allow feelings and expressions
of auger and pleasantness to follow each
other in such ludicrously rapid succession,
as entirely to impair their iufluence.
Diversification of Industries.
The excellent address of Governor Col
quitt, at Triuity College, printed in the
Observer a few days ago, has attracted the
attention, among other Northern papers,
of the Troy (N. Y.) Tunes, which is pleas
ed to note such "a gleam of good sense"
as is contained in the remark that "our
pursuits must be diversified ; far less than
70 per cent, of our population must be
given to agriculture; the mechanical
trades must be multiplied among us and
our children must fill them.""
The Southern newspaper press has, from
time to time, since the war, urged some
such policy as this. The South is prob
ably diversifying her pursuits as fast as
possible. As the Augusta Constitutiona
list says, when it pays to do so. some men
generally enter into that scheme which
needs development. When money be
comes abundant again, we feel assured
that Southern enterprise will not be lag
gard iu any particular. As it is, we hear
of improvement everywhere, with the
limited means at command. The diver
sification of Southern industry isnecessa
rily a slow growth, but it is a sure one,
and may be all the better for that fact.
It is a w ise proverb that he who builds
solidly labors long under ground.
Bat for Gen. Ewinjr of Ohio, and hi
implacable opposition to evervthinir bnt
the wildest kind of financial theories, the
advocates of a sensible greenback policy
wonld by this time been in no? session of
all the legislation they have claimed as
desirable for the country. The Senate
under Mr. oorhees' lead, oassed a bill
makinggreenbacks coveriible at once with
gold into the new four ier cent bonds.
and also receivable for duties after the
1st of October. This measure, had it
become a law, would have had the effect
of destroying gold as an article of mer
chandise, and forcing it -immediately into
the channels of business, swelling the
volume of currency from one to two mil.
ilOns of dollars, givirigna,"witU the ireen-
backs, National Bank notes, silver, and
fractional currency, more than $900,000,
000 of circulation as large an amount as
the interests of business require and grea
ter, measured by its purchasing power,
than we have ever had. This legislation
was all sensible greenback advocates de
sired, and all that a sound regard for tho
stability' of our finances could have war
ranted. And yet, by the most extraordin
ary personal efforts, Gen. Ewing secured
its defeat in the House, which, but for
him, would have passed it. As there was
no reason to apprehend opposition from
Mr. Hayes, the entire responsibility for
the defeat of the bill rests with Gen.
Ewing. This being the case, we are not
surprised that the General's friends com
ment on his career in Congress in terms
the reverse of complimentary, and that
mau 3- of them regard it is a total fail
ure. Washington Post.
THE EIGHTH DISTRICT IN THE SU
Iu the Supreme Court, Tuesday, con
sideration of appeals from the eighth ju
dicial district was resumed as follows :
M A L Neely et al vs J A Neely et al,
from Rowan : argued for the plaintiffs by
W H Bailey and Johu S Henderson, and
for the defendants by Kerr Craige.
S F Lord and wife vs T J Meroney et
al, from Rowan ; argued for the plaintiffs
by J M McCorkle aud John S Hender
son, and for the defendants, W II Bailey.
John S Henderson vs Lemly and Shaver,
administrators, from Rowan ; argued for
the plaintiff by Kerr Craige, and for the
defendants by J M McCorkle aud W II
North Carolina Gold Amalgamating
Company vs North Carolina Ore Dressing
Compnnj et al, from Rowan ; argued fin
the plaintiff by John S Henderson and
Kerr Craige, and for the defendants by J
M McCorkle and W II IUiley (Chief Jus
tice Smith having been of counsel iu this
case, did not sit at the hearing). Char.
Elsewhere we refer to the triumphs of
some of our youth as being very gratify
ing to us. We are equally well pleased
to observe that our most gifted novilist,
"Christian Reid," as she prefers to be
called, is still winuing honors abroad
with her pen, and we trust is also win
ning something more substantial than
praise. She writes exceeding good Eng
lish limpid, graceful, scholarly English
and we are pround that she is a true
North Carolinian. The Philadelhia77mc
thus notices her last novel :
"Christian Reid always writes pleas
antly, if not very profoundly, her style is
fresh and easy, her characters are nicely
drawn, aud plots, reasonably well con
structed, are worked out with a fair
amount of skill. Her latest production,
"Bonny Kate," is a good specimen of her
work, and is a very pleasant bit of -summer
reading. It is a story of Southern
life, plantation life, a trifle rose-colored,
perhaps, but not the less agreeable on
that account, nor the less likely to find
favor with the majority of her readers."
Even Greater than the Mammoth Cave.
Glasgow; Ky., June 22. Another won
derful cave has been discovered near this
town. In another direction called the
short route the avenues are very wide,
aud a span of horses can easily be driven
a distance of eleven miles. Three rivers,
wide and very deep, are encountered on
the long route. One of them is navigable
for fourteen miles, until the passage be
comes too narrow to admit a boat. This
forms the third, or river route, which has
to be explored in a boat. The cave is
wonderful beyond description, and far
surpasses in grandeur the Mammoth or
any cave before discovered. Several
mummified remains have been found iu
in one of the large rooms. They were re
posing in stone coffins, rudely construct
ed, and from appearances may have been
in this cave for centuries. They present
every appearance of the Egyptian mum
Bruce, the negro United States Senator
from Mississippi, gives very wise coun
sels to the men of his race on the subject
of immigration to Africa. He warns them
against it and declares that the best coun
try for the negro is the United State.
He says: "We believe that, clothed with
all the powers of citizenship, we are able
to "paddle our own canoe," and, indeed,
if we fail to so do successfully, under jnst
and proper laws, I do not know but that
it is about time for us to sink."
Experience is a dear school.
The Crotcn Trince'M Son.
Kcw York, June 28.-A special cable
to the Graphic from Berlin says: "Prince
Bismarck has proposed to the Emperor
and to the Imperial Crown Prince that, as
a stroke of wise policy, the eldest son of
the latter, Prinee Frederick William Vic
tor Albert, should be sent on a visit of
six monthsto the. United States, accom
panied by a numerous retinne. At the
iamily council held at the palace the oth
er day, Prince Bismarck was present and
he strougly advocated the visit, giving as
the principle reason the good effect it
would have in strengthening the amicable
relations of the two countries, gratifying
American Germans, and promoting a hos
tility to socialism that would have an ex
celhmi reflex action in Germany. The
visit will probably take place immediate
ly, if the decision upon the proposition be
Disqualified as Voters.
At the last meeting of the board of ma
lslrates of Mecklenburg county, a resolu
tion was passed requiring that a registrar
of each towuship be furnished with a list
of those who are disqualified as voters
by the recent act of the Legislature re
lative to tins subject. . The portion of
the act which relates thereto, is as fol
hws : "The following class of persous
.111 .1 -v
suau not ue allowed-to register or 'vote
in this State to wit: Third,
persons who upon conviction or con
fession in open court, shall have been ad
judged guilty of felony or other crime,
infamous by the laws of the State, com
mitted after the first day of January, 1877,
unless they bhall have been legally res
tored to the rights of citizenship in the
manner prescribed by law."
The matter should be attended to at
once, as the registration books will be
shortly opened, Cliar. Ob.
The latest sensation is the confession of
Eliza Pinkston, John Sherman's special
friend. She coufesses she lied throughout
for the promise of $500. What 4vill Sher
man do t If the Jenks should now go
back on him he would be poor indeed.-
Anderson and Eliza have blabbed. Ag
ues alone remains true. Wil. Star.
Eliza Sherman says that John Pinkston
no, John Pinkston says Eliza Sherman
that's not it either. Pinkston says that
Sherman gave her five liundred dollars to
swear to the lie' that the Democrats mur
dered her husband, and maltreated her;
tat it was in fact the work of colored
men. But John paid her the money, $450
of "which she loaned to a Republican
"stateman" and lost it. Fifty to four
fifty, Sherman managed it to get thai mo
ney back in that way. J?af. Ar.
Growlers.--There is a class of men in
every community who go about with vin
egar faces, because somebody feels above
them, or because they are not appreciated
as they ought to be ; and who have a
con stan Lqnarrel with their destiny. 'These
men, nsually, have made a very grave
mistake in the estimate of their abilities.
Wherever this fault-finding one's condi;
tion or position occurs, there is always a
want of self-respect If people despise
you, do not tell it all over town. If you are
smart show it. Do something, and keep
Society never estimates a man at what
he imagines himself to be. He must show
himself possessed of self-respect, indepen
dence, energy to will aud to do, and a
good sound heart. These qualities aod
possessions insure him position and re
spect. Something for Them to do. The N.
Y. Herald thus alludes to women holding
"All the strong-minded ladies bless
'em of Washington are in favor of lady
constables. We have often remarked here
in New York that our constables are not
ladylike. We would rather be arrested
by a lady than a nasty mau. When ar
rested we would struggle. If she boxed
our ears we would kiss the cruel, but
sweet hand. If she lugged us off to jail
in her arms -wewould be bad again as
as soon as possible. Ophelia, do not sui
cide, but be a constable. Juliet, step
down from the balcony, escape the nurse
aud lecome short-stop iu a base-ball
The following is the official vote of the
Gtilteruatorial and Congressional election
iu the 7th District, for 1876 :
9649 13467 10072
Robbins' maj. 257
The Com to de M , says Figaro, mar
ried not long since sn African negress"
from the Congo district, whose head is
adorned with a fine growth of wool. Her
French maid, when tlie Countess is en
gaged at her toilet, now anno'inres, "Mad
ame i carding herself.'
Did. Xou Know 2f? There are 72 national''
cemeteries for the Union
320 local and post cemeteries. The larg
est of these are at Arlington, Valtbe for- ?
mer homestead of General Rli4 piT . .!
jwith 15,547 graves Frederick; VsJ with
Marietta, Ga., 10,000 graves; New Orleans.
iJa-'.li'JU Si-aves ; Yjcksburfr. mm ty'l
012 graves; Chattanooga, TtuuKffiii
graves; Nashville, Temu.
Memphis, Tenn., 13,953 graves, Jefferson'
Barracks, 8,601 graves. The i national v-r
cemetery, near Richmond, Va:, hasG47& ;.
graves, of which no less lhaa 5,i59 are of
unknown dead, mostly of prisoners.
The first bale has come, and cwjc. ' It 1
came from Southern Texas, and passed
uirougu uiarlotte on its way North, .
Tuesday, the secoud instant, by the Rich
mond and Danville Railroad, consigned
to a firm in New York, instructed to for
ward it to the Paris Exposition. This
cotton must have been out of thelKdl by
J une twenty-fifth. First blooms will now
retire. Bolls will not stand much show,
after this. Ral. Xeics. t
The elevated railways of New York
city, says the Scientific Amcrkan, ha
realized all the predicted objections for
the few weeks the cars have been running,
and public sentiment points to lowering
and putting them under the streets in
stead of over them. Those now uuder the. '
the streets give entire satisfaction.- '
Some people believe they can think fas-'
ter on railroad trains than anywhere elser
the theory being that the rapid motion
quickens the action of the mind. Some
influence of that kind may have affected
a man and woman who met for Ike first
time while traveling from Elmira int
Pennsylvania. Thoy sat in the same seaty
fell into conversation, were irresitibly at
tracted tow ard each other, and at the end
of seven hours were married.
"Isit becoming to me," asked she, as
she paraded in the costume of one hun
dred years ago before her husband. "Yes,
my dear," said lie meekly. "Don't you
wish I could dress this way all the time!",
she asked. "No, my dear," he replied;
"but I wish you had lived when that was
A large colouy of Germans has settled
in Tyler county, Texas, where they
are putting in a farm of 90,000 acres un
der one fence. The residences of the col
onists are built together in a towu plat as
in Germany. They have witlr them doc
tors, merchants, blacksmiths, &c., aud
are perfectly indppendent.
The Camden (Ala.) Banner, of June"
27th, announces the death of Rev John
Miller, D. D., of Wilcox county, that
State, and contains a column and a half
tribute to his memory. This gentleman
was a native of York county, S. C., and
a brother of our fellow townsman, Dr J M
Miller. Charlotte Ob.
It is a great mistake lo suppose that'
the farmer needs less education for his.
business thau the merchant. Farmers,
must read and think more study up ther
markets and crops that are suited forcer
tain markets, giving thought and atten
tion to preparing nd marketing crop af
ter they are raised.
A few prominent journals display a lu
dicrous previonsness in their excitement
about candidates for the Presidential race
of 1830. Their far-reaching solicitude U
equal to that of the good mother who put
a stock of soothing syrup, rattles, etc.,
among her laughter's wedding outfit.
A Wisconsin editor illustrated the pre-
vailing extravagance of people nowadays
by calling attention to ihe costly, baby
carriages in use, while when he was a ba
by, they hauld him by ther hair of his
"Christian Reid's" last work has won a
large measure of popular favor. It 1 pro
nouncedly competent critics a charming
novel, not only as to style but as to plot,
as well, and ranks higS among her previ-'
011s productions. Char. Ob. '.
Two Irishmen were traveling when
they stopped to examine a guide post.
"Twelve miles to Portsmouth," said one-.
Must six miles apiece," said the other.
And they trudged on apparently satisfied
at the distance.
At a recent farmers7 meeting iu Massa
chusetts, a speaker gave a receipt fur
making farming jwiy, as follows: "Have
but one business, aud get up in the morn
ing and see to it yourself."
Farmer depend too much upon pork
for their winter's meat. Why not iatteu
a young steer, and plenty of poultry I Iu
killing leef let your neighbors combine,
each buying or trading for a jwrtion.
Tom Evans says that wit'i two Pres
byterians on the Supreme Court bench. t
of North Carolina the lawyei 4 hsd letter
rub up on the shorter catechism and 1st
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