V V UL iJLjLlllcuLllo
VOL IX. THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY, IT. C, AUGUST 29, 1878.
Written for the -Watchman.
: KVKXIXG HYMN.
When the orl of day sinks slowly,
the trtls, meek sUU
iei: fnrtiLmt tlie ether dim,
I.U 1 cliant my evening hymn.
"lis rt simple vliiltltsh strain,
Such mountaineers n Spain
inf ' AiMlalusian steeps,
yhile tl't' darkness softly creeps;
t - -
Cojiie, O Night, tlimi bride of death,
m,U t Impulse and bate the buath
jtr the sepulchre of ileep ;
Jiudf M God, thy children keep
j.;rom nil. harm, till morn shall give
Yvtt-h assurance that w-e live.
Saviour, let us vise- with thee,
litre and in eternity.
Thu that layjn Pilate's tomb,
Through the triple night-fall's gloom,
Let us on thy bleeding breast
All our cares forever rest.
''Shepherds we, like thorn; of old,
AVatt'h thy coining on the wold ;
"Neath the magi-guiding stars
'Neath the cross of blood and scars.
West Redeemer J Make out' days
Works of love, and songs of praise,
Kcholng through oursMrry nights,
Oft our toiI-worn frames shall lull,
Till our pilgrimage Is full
When, with iingcl harps above,
We nhall chant thy wondrous love.
Aug?, lt?7d. - E. 1". II.
An old frietid and patron, w ho has been
takin' tlie Watchman many-years, clip-J
jx-d from a number of LSI.j the following
which iu: commend.' to the attention of
We give below an extract from the fi2d
Cliajtter of the. l'eviscd Statutes of the
Statu of North Carolina, consisting of three
sections of said chaptei. They are on the
mihjeit of candidates treating forTdect ion r
rcring purposes. Our object ill publish
ing tlicni, at this time, we do not hesitate
to say, if that the conduct of candidates
in this coitiity, should they goon treating,
may he universally known and recognized
as a 'violation of existing laws.
KXTKACT I'KOM Till KKVlSKl) ST.VT VtV..
;J. If any person shall at miy time be
fore or alter an election, either directly or
iiulireetly, give any nioncy, gift, gratuity
oT reward to any eh'ctor or eh-clors, or to
any county or district, iu order to be elect
ed, or to procure any other person to be
elected a a nieinber of the (General
seiiihly, every person ss olfeliding shall
forfeit and pay four hundred dollars, to be
recovered by action of debL in any colli t
of record having cognizance, thereof, with
costs, and sliall be Incapable to serve as a
member during the continuance of the
(Jenvral AsCmbly, for which such election
Khali be made as4iforesaid.
J:?., If anv person or persons sludl ti'et,
with cither titttti or ., on the day of
election orauv dav previous thereto, with
an I NT K. NT TU tN KU'ENCK THE
KLECTMN, every jh-isoii so otfending
shall forfeit and pay the sum of hvti liun
dred dollurs, the one lialf for (he use of
the county, where the same shall be re
covered, to be paid to the. county trustee,
the other half to the use of the person who
'shall sue for the Same, to be recovered by
action of debt in any court of record hav
ing cognizance thereof, with cost.
24. It shall be tlw dutv of the sheriff in
each and every county, annually to pub-
lish the two pVocediug sections of tlrsact,
by advertising ami reading tiie same at
.t he-court Jmu.-e door, on the first and sec
ond day of the county court, which shall
happen previous to the annual election,
and also oil the different days of the elec
tion, under the pemt.'ty of forty dollars
fort ai'h --and every neglect.
Wc also append hereto two or three ex
tract from the 7lth Chapter of the Revis
ed Statutes. Sajd chapter is headed
fioW.' All jkmsoiis elected to any of
fice of trust or profit in this State ore re
quired toHuke the oath of office before en
tering thereon. Members of the Legisla
ture hit required to take sin oath some
thing like this, perhaps t "" -
"I. A. H., do solemnly and. sincerely
Rwtar or affirm, that trill be faithful and
Imrtnie oUciiaiHe to the. State, of Xorth
Vurulitatf-nnd to the constitutjinial powers
nnil authorities, which are or ma if teCKt(dt-
. -tithed for the oorcrnmcnt thereof, and that
l will endeavor to support, maintain and
U't'eml the constitution of the 1'nitcd
States, to the best of in v knowedge and
ability ; so help me God."
The words in the above oath, in italics,
c thhik, clearly biinK the observance of
W the laws ofjhe State ; whether or md
h docs is not material We know that all
persons sitting as member of the Legis
lature are under oath to support the laws
aud constitution of the State as well
those laws on the Buhject of bribery as
fle following is the oath which theSher
Jft of the county is required to take lefore
i)teiing upon thedischarge of the duties
"fliisotrice. No nfau who has expended
hundreds of dollars in tmilimj, to influ
ence his election, can take this oath aiid
Jet not be obnoxious to the law ou the
ubject of ialc
THE OATH OK A SIIEKIFK.
,,"b A. B.do solemnly swear or affirm
bat I will .execute the ollice of sheriff of
county to the best of in v .-knowledge
ability, agreeable to Yaw, and that I
111 not take, accent or receive, directlv
J'niuliiectlyany fee, gift, brile, gratuity
r reward whatsoever,- for returning a
serve as a juror, or for making any
dim- return on any process to me dircct-
'u; and I also swear that I have not giv-
" otl a""Vi -te' sit'tf KI atui,.y or "''urd or
m' thing w hatsoever, to aiiy person or
, ,8' ,ol or their vote or interest to
i lre ,,,e to 1kj nominated to the said
" nor will I hereafter give to any
person or persona, gneh fee, gift, gratuity !
or reward, for having procured or contrib
uted to procure me to be nominated there
to : so "help- me God.' -
With all this, and the following pre-
Reutmeiitof the Grand Jurors before us,
what sort of respect can those persons
have for tliemselves, that offend in this
matter and in what estimation should
every community hold them.
This practice, to say nothing of its ex
ceeding wickedness, is supremely foolish.
For when all the candidates treat, what
advantage does it give one over the other!
It were. precisely the same if noue treated.
Why then should men break the laws of
their country, and subject themselves to
consequent peiutltic, and to the tortures
of an aventsluij i-oh science, merely to grati
fy the burning thirst of not exceeding 300
miserable lueu who are not regarded above
the swine which wallow iu the mire, ex
cept, when an election is pending.
The following is a presentment of the
Grand Jurors of liowau, made,
At Gl'ST JSessiox, 1S43.
VK, the Grand Jurors of Jtowan, Pre
sent, Thatthe most of the business brought
lefore us during this Term, lias been in
consequence of drunkenness, and that a
great, tleiil of it has been occasioned by and i
tluough the public treating of candidates
for puidlc olliees at different times ami
places ; consequently we cannot help but
f.vtew the practic e as all evil, and a grow
ing evil, tor it is manifest to every one
that it is annually becoming worse and
worse, and we cannot help but feel alarm
ed for the good order, and morality of the
community at large, if not for liberty it
self, for it has almost come to pass that
those who treat the most are certain to be
elected, consequently those who ale un
aide or unwilling to treat, have no en
couragement to become candidates as they
are almost invariably defeated no matter
what their (jualilicatioiisaie ; and we can
not help butthink it is high time for the
friends of good order and morality and fo'r
every patriot without distinction of party
to come out and put the frown of condem
nation upon the practice; and hereafter
use their influence in endeavoring to pre
vail upon all candidates to abandon, the
practice and trust to their own merits
rather than to the merits of the whiskey
JNO. MKTTLI.OCH, Foreman.
lilt 'HAUL) 1IAKK1S,
HEN J AM IN SECTILEil,
JOHN Mill? MAX, Sen;,
DAY ID SI1UL1HAHGEU.
f PLATFORM OF THE DEMOCRATS OF
THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT.
The convention of the Deinoertaic par
ty of the fourth congressional district,
Which assembled iu Raleigh last Thurs
day, seems to have been a very harmo
nious body. While the contest between
the two highest candidates w:u very warm,
it was conducted evidently with the best
of feeling, and the defeated candidates
submitted gracefully and cheerfully gave
in their adhesion to the nominee. Caleb
15. Green, of Orange, was the permanent
chairman of the convention, and the plat-
orm l5rty of the distric t, as adopt
ed by the convention, was as follows:
We rc-afnrm our adherence to the time
honored principles" the Democrat ie party
and in the interests of ourselves and of
our posterity, denounce all mom polics
high taxes and all extravagance and w aste
in the exienditure of the people's money,
and we explicity demand the repeal of the
We denounce the contraction of the cur
rency, the heartless and unpatriotic po
licy of 'the Republican administration
Making the rich richer, and the poor
poorer; which has caused a stagnation of
business, destroyed the prosperity of the
country, thrown thousands out of employ
ment, and reduced-millions to penury and
want. ' ,
We denounce the - demonetisation of
silver by the Republican party, iu the
Interest of the capitalists and bond hold
ers, and we congratulate the country on
the successful eit'orts of the Democratic
party to restore-silver to its legetimate
uses, even over the veto of a Repub
Vedeinand the retirement of the cir
culation of the national banks; the sub
stitution therefor of greenbacks, whose
volume should be regulated by the re
quiremeuts of trade and business; and
the repeal of the tax on State banks Icav
ing their organization to the will of the
people of different States.
We demand a modification of-tlie rev
eaue system, so that it shall not discrimi
nate against Southern industries; a tariff
for revenue only, nnd not for the purpose
of building up Northern manufacturers at
the expense of the South ; and we favor a
tax on incomes, thereby lessening the
burdens of labor, and making capital pay
its just proportion of public dues. We
demand a reduction of the tax on tobacco
aud a modification of onerous tax on the
distillation of fruit.
We denouuee corruption in office,
wherever it exists ; tire higher the plane
the greater the crime; and we call iqiou
the jieople at the polls to punish the in
famous electoral fraud by which the'peo'
pie of these United States were deprived
of their right to elect their President.
Finally, we congratulate the people of
the anion on the overthrow of the party
of hate, with its corruptions, and upon
the triumph of that policy of conciliation
aud fraternal kindness, which the Demo
cratic party has so long and so persis
The total number of vote Id the cou-
reutloli was 1(8 j necessiiry to a choice,
85. Capt Jos. J. Davis, of Franklin, was
nominated on the tenth ballot. The sev
eral ballots w ere as follows j
FirstyUallot Davis, 53
Manning, 23; Carr, 26.
Second Ballot. Davis, 50 j
Manning, 23 ; Carr, 27.
Third. Ballot Davis, 52;
Manning, 25 ; Carr, 28.
Fifth Ballot Davis, 75;
SixthBallot DnvU, 70 ;
Seventh BallotDavis, 73;
Eighth Ballot Dav is, 78 ;
Ninth Ballot Davis, 83J ;'
Tenth Ballot Davis, 108.
The Democratic convention for this dis
trict met according to announcement, at 1
Greensboro last Thursday. Hon. A. M.
Scales was nominated without a dissent
ing voice. And this unanimous action of
the convention will not be a surprise to
any one. Gen. Scales' fidelity, and his
zeal for the welfare of his constituents en
title him to such recognition ut their
hands. No memler of the 4oth Congress
has Ik'ch more persistent and industrious
in his labors than he, and few from the
South wield more influence. In view of
his entire fitness and the accumulated ex
perience and influence of several terms,
the people of the district are to be con
gratulated on their w ise choice. The hab
it of turning out our Congressmen as soon
as they get well in the harness, merely to
"give somebody else a chance" Is damag
ing to the common good, to our section,
and to the party. Some forget that offices
are not created to give this man and that
one, in turn, a "start in the world.'' They
are made not to benefit individuals not
to gratify "unholy"' ambition, or to ad
vance private pecuniary interests but
that they may be tilled to the advance'
nient and protlt of the greatest number
for the general welfare. Davidson Itccord.
AMENITIES OF MARRIED LIFE.
Married people are apt to make the
mistake of fancying that when the prayer
is said the deed is done once for all and
there is no more to be said about it
But married love especially, to which is
likened Christ's love for the Church, should
be like God's loving kindness, new every
morning, and little attentions, small cour
tesies, are often far more grateful to the
tired wife than to the bright young sweet
heart who never suffered for lack of them.
In a short list of maxims for young mar
ried couples, published long ago, is this:
'Never say smart things at each other's
expense," and the same advice applies to
all near relations. This is a discourtesy
often indulged in between people who
really love each other and who at once
join to do battle with any third party
who took either side in such contests.
Shafts thrown in play are sometimes hurt
ful, and the stranger who sees such missiles-flying
is seldom pleasantly impress
ed. Beside, sham rights arc good prepar
ation for real warfare, and it is wisest not
to play with edge tools. There is noth
ing more frigid than cool politeness; but
true politeness is never cold unless it
menus to freeze.
The love w hich puts itself inthn loved
one'splace, w hich thinksfor aud with him,
is the truest generator of genuine courtesy.
Nothing which can add to home happiness
is unnecessary, aud respect for the rights
of others, aud consideration for theit
feelings are certainly no small items in
Children in the nursery should be watch
ed and taught politeness to each other as
carefully as to their elders. The dis
tinctions of memo and tunm, may well be
learned there, and the baby who snatches
away his brother's toy should bo taught
as early as possible that the action is
wrong. "Thank you" and "if you please,'
should be early words and late, taught to
the little ones with the prayer at the
mother's knee, and used not only for show,
but among themselves as household words.
The stately -manners of our aucestors,
when a child dared not sit down in the
presence of a parent, and a lady in com
pany must not touch the back of her
chair, have fortunately gone by ; but
politeness is not stiffness, aud courtesy is
not identical with ceremony.
Tennessee Democratic Convention.
Nashville, Aug. 16. The Democrat
ic State Convention reassembled this mor
ning. The platform adopted arraigns the
Radical party as the author of all the
country's misfortunes, and pledges that
the Democratic parfy will never lower its
banner until the prosperity of the w hole
KMtple shall be held to be the supreme
law of the political ad ministration. The
following gentlemen were put in noiniua
tiou for Governor; Alfred Caldwell and toward the wind pipe, when a lougjiarrow
Johu M. Fleming, of Knoxville; John H. j blade of a knife is passed between the oc
Savage, of McMinuville; Arthur S. Col- ciput and first bone of" the neck iierpeu
year, of Nashville, aud John A. Gardner, dicularly, dividing tho medulla, causing
of Weakley county,
Let the Utiorgiring Fear.
A soldier Avhose regiiiient lay ion gar
risop town iu England, wis brought before
his commanding officer Jot some offence.
He was an old offender, nd had- been of
ten punished. 'IIere he is gain,r said
the officer, on bis name being mentioned :
"everything floggiug, disgrace, iuipris
oiiment has beeu tried with him."
Whereupon the sergeant stepped for
ward, and, apologizing for the liberty he
took, said: m?i-
"There is one thing which has never
been done with him yetj sir."
"What is that, sir ?" whs the answer.
"Well, sir," said the sergeant, "he has
never been forgiven." V
"Forgiven I", exclaimed? the Colonel,
surprised at the suggestion. "'
He reflected A few moments, ordered
the culprit to be. brought in, and asked
him what he had to say to the charge.
"Nothiug, sir," was the reply, "only I
Uin sorry for what 1 have done."
Turning a kind and pitiful look on the
man, who expected nothing else than that
his punishment would be increased wiih
the repetition of his offence, the Colonel
addressed him, saying, "Well, we have
decided to forgive you J"
The soldier was struck dumb with as
tonishment ; the tears started to his eyes,
and he wept like a child. He was hum
bled to the dust ; he thanked his officer
and retired; to be the old, refractory, in
corrigible man ? No ! he was another
man from that day forward. He w ho tells
the story had him for years-under his eyes,
aud a better conducted man never wore
the Queen's colors. In him kindness bent
one whom harshness could not break ; he
was conquered by mercy, and, forgiven,
ever afterwards feared to offend.
Dow a Little dirt Fared Death. Willie,
a bright little daughter of Mr. T. W Wal
ton, died recently at her father's residence
near Boanokc, in the seventh year of her
age. Little Willie had been sick a long
time, vet she bore her affliction with all l
the patience and fortitude of one much
oldef. On the day of her death she called
her little brother and sister around her
and divided among them her toys. She
lingered until 7 o'clock in the evening
without the least apparent change, iu a
perfectly conscious condition, talking to
those around her. She counted the strokes
as the clock tolled seven, and when it had
liuifehed .she turned to her father and said:
"Pa, I will never hear the clock strike
again ; give me an apple." The apple was
given her and, after eating it, she began
talking of dying, expressing a great aver
sion to being put under the ground after
death. She was assured that only her
body was buried that the spirit left the
body and went to heaven. Tins seemed
to give her great relief, and again address
ing her father, she. said : "Is ma watching
for me iu heaven ?" and on being assured
that she was, she isaid : "Turn me over
then, and let me die." She was tenderly
turned on her side and spoke no more.
The clock tolled S all the same, but little
Willie never heard it she was dead.
Howard County Advertiser.
Many good husbands are spoiled iu the
cooking. Some women go about and blow
them up, as if they were bladders; others'
keep them constantly iu hot water; whilst
others freeze them by conjugal coolness;
some smother them iu hatrc-d, contention,
and variance, and some keep them iu pic
kle all their lives. These women always
serve them up with tongue sauce. Now
it cannot be supposed that husbands will
be tender and good if niilnaged in this
way ; but ou the contrary, very delicious
wheo managed as follows: (Set a large
jar, called the jar of faith fulness' (which
all good wives keep on hand), placcTyour
husband in it and set him near the fire of
conjugal love ; let the lire be pretty hot,
but especially let it be clear, and above
all let the heat be clear, and over all, let
the heat be constant. Cover him with af
fection, kindness and subjection, garnished
with modest, becoming familiarity, and
spice with pleasantry ; aud if you add
kisses and other confectiouaries, let them
be accompanied with a sutlicient portion
of secrecy, mixed with prudence and mod
eration. We would advise all good wives to try
this recipe, and realize what an admira
ble dish a husband makes when properly
It is a well know fact that the accident
al admission of air iuto veins during sur
gical operations, has in many cases caus
ed the death of the patient. The knmvl
edge thus gained has beeu utilized to de
stroy old and otherwise worthless horses.
The instruments used are a fleam and a
gutta. percha catheter. Tiie manner of
operating is to open the vein as in bleed
ing, then introduce the tube iuto the vein,
passing it downwards toward the heart ;
three full inflations of the lungs are rap
idly passed through the tube, when it
is advisable for the operator to stand oue
side, for the animal falls jiistanhxneoiisly
without warning. A few struggles for
breath and the animal is dead. To pre
vent the attempt to breathe, an assistant,
as soon as the auimal falls, draws the nose
THE STUDY OF REAL LIFE IN
Referring to the growing custom of us
ing newspapers iu the place of reading
books in schools, a teacher in the Milwn
kee High School, Professor L. Burstall,
writes us that for some years he lias nsed
the ScientiGc American in that way with
the most beneficial results. His belief is
that a great part of the work of schools,
esjiectally of the higher grades of schools,
should be to direct the work of students
to "real results," to knowledge "that may
give them a lift iu future years," and lit
theiu to understand that they "ought to
be greater, more practical, more decisive
than their fathers." For this reason he
thinks that too much time is given iu the
schools U the history of the past, to hu
man conflicts aud dynastic struggles, bat
tles, mad strife, and the victories of
hypocrisy and brute force; and too little
time to the history of real progress of the
present age, the history of the steam en
gine, the telegraph, and other inventions,
the influence of which would 1m- to impel
the students to emulate in their lives the
men who have lived and labored for the
real benefit of humanity.
As the best exponent that he knows of
the realism which is the mainspring of
our couutrv's success is tho Scientific.
American, he insists that it ought not ;
only to be ou file in all school libraries, i
but that it should be used as a common
reader, for translation and for composi
tion, as a leader for class work aud-iiome
We are not sure but our friend is alto
gether riht. Certainly one great fault
with current school teaching is that it
gives too little attention to, and is too
little iu sympathy with the real working
and determining forces of the age. As
our correspondent puts it, "too much
time is given to the knowledge of the
past, very little to the present and the
future." As a natural consequence, most
students leave school not much better
fitted for the life of to-day than they
would be had they been schooled a hun
dred years ago and laid away to sleep for
a century. . The reading of a paper like
the Scientific American in schools or at
home must do much to correct and atone
for this neglect of the scientific conditions
and aspects of modern life in the routine
work of the schools. While much of the
information given is beyond the years of
school children, enough ofevery-day life
is covered from week to week, pictorially
or otherwise, to make the paper instruc
tive even to the youngest. Scientific
Sir William Napier was one day taking
a long country walk, when he met a little
girl about five years old sobbing over a
broken bowl. She had dropped and bro-
ken it in bringing it back from the At-ld
to which she had taken her father's din
uer, and fiid she would be beaten ou her
return home for having broken it. As
she said this, a sudden gleam of hope
seemed to cheer her: She innocently look
ed up into Sir William's face and said,
"Hut you can mend it, can't you I" He
explained that he could not mend the
bowl; but the trouble he could overcome
by the gift of a sixpence to buy another.
However, ou opening his purse, it was
empty of silver, and he had to make
amends by promising to meet his little
friend on the -same spot, at the same
hour the next day, and to bring the
sixpence with him; bidding her mean
while to tell her mother she had seen a
gentleman who would bring her the mon
ey for the bow l next day The child en
tirely trusting him, went on her way com
forted. On his return home he found an
invitation awaiting him to dine at Hath
the following evening, to meet some one
whom he especially whed to see. He
hesitated for some little time, trying to
calculate the possib.lity of giving the
meeting to his little friend of the bioken
bowl, aud still being iu time for the din
ner party in Hath; but ii riding 'iiis could
not be, he wrote to decline a (. ;; i;Lg tiie
invitation ou the plea of a pre-ciigage-ment,"
saying, "I cannot disappoint her:
she trusted me." And so the great man,
like a true gentleman went, and kept
his appointment with the poor
A MENTAL INTOXICANT.
Prosperity intoxicates most men; it
turns their heads, and throws them tf
their balance. Others cannot bear adver
sity. They have no fortitude, no cour
age, no hope. They are not like the old
sailor who said he always felt happiest in
the height of a storm, because he knew
then that the next change that took place,
whatever it might be, must necessarily be
for the better. They cannot realize that
there will be any change. When the sky
is once clouded and overcast they will
not believe that the sun will ever shine
again. Vouug meu should make it a
point to keep their heads cool under all
thaugesaud circumstances, to preserve
their eqnauimity, aiid not to be unduly
elated by success, or too much cast down
An enterprising Iowa man named his
daughters Time aud Tide, so they will
k-ait for no man, aud have got a first
mortgage on matrimony to begiu with.
-EDISONJ AND THE UNSEEN UNI--VERSE.
Hitherto man's knowledge of tlie extent
of the universe has been lHurded by the
limits of vision. During tlie day, when
the range of sight is narrowed by tho
sun's excessive brightness, we sec but n
minute fraction even of the little world
we inhabit. At night a wider reach of
vision is possible, and some thousands of
stellarsaud planetary bodies are added
to the domain of positive knowledge, thus
enlarging enormonsly mau's idea of the
magnitude of the universe. But the in
crease of knowledge which darkness re
veals is almost infinitesimal compared
with the wider view of the universe open
ed up by the telescope; and everv addition
Upjpieteleswne's penetrative iower brin&
a larger and larger universe withiu our
That the most powerful of telescopes
enables us to lvaeh the limit of the uni
verse no one imagines. See as niuehas
we may, more perhaps infinitely more
lies beyond. So, at least, all experience
leads us to infer; but our positive kuowi
edge ends with the limit of vision.
Must tins alwavs be so? Hitlipitn
science has given no hint of the possibil
ity of exploring the vast and mysterious
leyond, from which no visible rav of li -ht
"as ever been detected, or is ever likely
to be detected, by the most far-reaching
and sensitive of optic aids. But now
there comes a promise of an extension of
positive knowledge to-fields of space so
remote that light is tired out and lost be
fore it can traverse the intervening dis
tance. A new agent or organ of scientific
sense for space exploration has been given
to the world in the tasimefer, by which it
is possible not only to measure the heat
of the remotest of visible, stars, but, MrT
Edison believes, to detect by their invisi
ble radiations stars that are unseen and
unseeable! Mr. Edison's plau is to ad
just the tasiineter to its utmost degree of
sensitiveness, then attach it to a large
telescope, aud thus explore those parts of
the heavens which appear blank when
examined by telescopes of the highest
penetrative power. If at any point in
such blank space tho tasimeter indicates
an accession of temperature, aud does
ti,,i4 111 variably, the legitimate infereuce
j bo tllat tI,e instrument, is in range
witl' 11 Cellar body, either non-luminous
or so distant as to be beyond the reach of
vision assisted by the telescope; and the
position of such body can be fixed and
mapped the same as if it were visible.
Seeing that the tasimeter is affected by a
wider range of etheric undulations than
the eye can take cognizance of, and is
wiihal far more acutely sensitive, the
probabilities are that it will opeu up
hitherto inaccessible regions of space, and
possibly extend the range of our real
knowledge as far beyond the limit attain
ed by tiie telescope as that is beyond tin
, uarrow rf, of nnji(,tHl vWon PtiWv
too it may bring within human ken a vast
multitude of nearer bodies burnt out
suns or feebly reflecting planets now un
known because not luminous. Scientific
A gentleman once advertised for a boy
to assist him in his office, and nearly fifty
applied for the place. Out of the whole
number he iu a shott time chose one and
sent the rest away.
41 should like to know,' said a friend,
'on w hat ground you selected that boy
He had not a single recommendation with
'You are mistaken, faid the gentleman,
'he had a great many. He wiped his
feet when he came in. and closed the door
after him showing that he was orderly
and tidy. .He gave up his seat instantly
to tbat lame old man, showing that he
was. kind anil thoughtful. lie took off
his cap when he came in, answered -my
questions promptly and respectfully,
showing that he was polite. He lifted up
the book which I had purposely laid ou
the floor, and placed it ou the table, while
all the rest stepped over it or thrust it
aside 'showing that he was careful. When
I talked with him I noticed that his
clothes were carefully brushed, hi- hair
in nice order, and his teeth as white a.
inilk. When he wrote his name I observ
ed that his finger-nails were clean, in
stead of being tipped with jet, like the
handsome, little fellow's in thebluejaekc.
Don't you call these letters of recommen
dation ? I do, and what I can learn abmt
a boy by using my eyes tor 10 minutes is
worth more than all the fine letters he
can bring me.' A. C. J'retbiterian.
"Hard Shcir ChrUfiaus
1 he. follow -
ing instance of almost incredible ignorance
occurred iu Georgia. Two men were re
cently cited to appear before a, 'iiard
shell" (Anti-Missionary) Haptist church,
to stand trial ; the one was charged with
drnnkeness, and the other with the crime
of having joined a tcmperamui society.
The trial resulted iu the acquital of the
drunkard ami the excominunieatiou of
the temperance mau. Hie reasou as
signed for this conduct is this; thedrun
kard acknowledged he had done wrong,
but the temperance mau would make no
such acknowledgement !
'Tis fun to court, but oh, how sad,
To court vour girl Tore "mam and dad'
A CUR10U3 INSECT, :
Practical entomologist wtTI fiud avrr1
interesting audsuggestire 'iafaj&tn?
gular phase of iusect life ht Mffaltfaffi1 1'
H. Gibson's pair on the "House "Builder T
Caterpillar printed iu the current liup4
of the ScientiGc American Supplement?
..... uiivauu onjn iuib iur u uozeu ,BUCCCS- .
si ve years he ha studied this insect, .cot
lecting Imudred of caterpillars' and c&
"-v'' " nunuiuj; iiivh irafusiuruiaun&,
meantime he had searched tn rafu roftinjyj1
satisfactory account of the singtAar fd-.
tnres of the reprodnction'of the insictlni
the fertilization of the eggs, HUrfis'yJ?
that the female uever leaves her ' cocoohr
Packard says the same. Gibson say thcri1
Mr. Wood says of a Westlu'diapccle
that the female has no external vesuge of. ,
wings, and looks more like a grub1 than ii'!4
moth, the head, thorax, and abdomen ha?
iiig hardly distinguishable from each tyJB
er, and adds: "Love and conrishipJUi
this iusect are carried on quite iu an , om
ental fashion pushed io extremes Wr?
w hereas the oriental in many cases'ircvel1
sees the face of his vailed bride militaries.
the nuptial ceremony is completed, tfio
house builder moth never sees his iilate0-
either lt..f'.i A ir nftuv vVJ;? B
IV " V.I OV O 11 1 UIMtO
marriage, and "so '
ly or not at all.;
mat is chamcticrlzd 4ii
obliged to love blindlv
Mr. Packard's account
as "more specific but nevertheless" nii'snf-0-
is factory." He describes tho female J,a1
w ingless, cylindrical, and in general foVfia 15
closely resembling its larva. The feitil!-:ilU
zation of the female he Iniicves to" take-'
place w hile.it is within the case, which It ,4rti
never leaves, and in which the cggsr:nTp H
deposited. This conclusion Mr. Gibsoi1
thinks to be based entirely em inferon??''
iiot at all on observation. " l,f'Mtt"
According to Mr. Gibson's observatlonst'"'
the female larva is transformed, not "tottr
a moth, but into a bundle of eggs i and 'aT
little fuzz, which, under the jjuicrosepb
reveals forms of w ing scales, similar1 io-l .
.those on ordinary moths. If fecundation"1
takes place at all it occurs either daiiug::,,s
the catterpillar state, which is iiuprbb1'
ble, or the fecundative is passed diWl'
several generation after the maimer' of
the Aphides. Mr. (iihsou illustrates by Tr
numerous drawings the various stages Ih
the development of this strange insect, ns
observed by him. The caterpillar iahnb-!'v
its the arbor-vita-, "larch, hemlock, and'
the like, sometimes doing harm to these- -favorite
hedge aud bade trees. &cvm"h- i'
A CASE THAT PUZZLED THE DOC
TORS. A recent dispatch from New ILrvep;j ;
Conn., to -the New York MW7Tmys.: Tha- , t,
cae of George II. Willis, aged -Si .y.earsv
of Fairhaveu puzzles the physicians. . He
was a frieght clerk in the ofliceof theNejst ,jh
New York aud New Haven Railroad Coin-? ,
pany in this city, and on Friday-last iveut ,n j
to work complaining of a severe paiu.iu
his head. He went home, and a physi- j,,-.
cian was f-um iuoued. On Saturday he greur 71fii,
worse, but uwthing serious was feared utK, Mj -g-til
yesterday. (Ju arrisiug he went for ,ii ;
glass of water, but while raising it ttf-lii
lips was seized With a convulsiou khich , rf ,j
was succeeded by another, and ;heufi
fered until death supervened at noou to-)
day. .Large quantities of morphine weroJu'
injected into hiui.hypoderiuically 'esterr?
day aud last night, aud early this woio-,,
ing it was found necessary to chloroform j j,
him, so violent had he become. HL f f,
struggles in his convulsions were fright .s 0
ful, and. toward the end it required four jh
men to hold him in bed. He snapped, u.
and bit at anythiugw ithiu reacht; aad.MS'
narrowly escaped biting the jdiyMcfott ,COa
when tire latter approached to admin)
ter the chloroform. Hetweeu his spasms .mr,it
he talked very rationally, and yostejdjyr u
seemed aware that death was lutux., H? eVix?
gave minute directions about his fuiioniL
the flowers, aud the services, divided, his ;
personal property among his brothers, .j
and insisted that the physicians should..;
hold a post mortem examination, lie .
was a strong-minded-young man, of deep ..- H
religious convictions, and not at all sub', ,tl
jeet to his imagination. IIencethe phy:,, ...
sieiaus ihink that tlieclrects of fear ro- ... u
suiting from a monkey bite some .twenty. it.rt
years ao had nolhjug to do jith hi.;,;
When young Willis was three years old -
he attempted to hand something to a loon
kev led lv an itinerant organ grinder J
The animal bit the lad in the leg. Tin"
wound was not a serious one, and wai ",'
forgotten until latch. When taken iTl
and after con vulsions had set in, Willis ,
insisted that he was suffering from hy
drophohia, the result of that biter- The' " '
aiieijiiiug pin Mci. ins naruiy ueneve. ims,
I ..... ...... . I. ..I ... .. I. I..
1 - ' , , ;.-!
of any other cause of tire gejta of tfuj
Mere is civilization ami high inond a fti
ideas for you. John Ten EycW, a uegrV;
was hanged, and when his body leached; il
i Chester, Mass., ji was exhibited for sev-t j,' .
cral hours ut ten 'cents u head. Go it;
: Masse 1 use Us, the witch luemorvj afte
. u, yilnuuijtoti Star.
m . . , i
In some countries a Jrokeii-duwti frmt 'j.jPti
.,...iii....i ...niri ; ..il ,l.u . :
lt7 I I MV t V All VV.LA1 1.1 U.. ...V JM' I.IV
a girl needs to ensure a favorable verdict
in a breach of promise tuxae.-CinciuHaU
A perspiration proof collar has been