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VOL IX THIRD SEEIES
SAHSBTJBY. IT. C, OCTOBER; 3, 1878.
AXOXG THE BILLS:
peep, datk and wild, the forests wave
Green banners gttt with golden ray;
Bin, bright and pare the streamlets lave
A thousand flower banks to-day
The gleaming rill
Among the hills.
Kich ntelidy of quivering leaTes," ,
And fairy bands whose music floats
From mjr(le-lj ers, the south-wind heaves
To cadence of Aeolian notes,
My spirit thrills,
Among the hills ! .
The gray reck rears its mossy erest
On echoing steeps, like fortress proud,
Or ancient tomb where giants rest
- Cave-coffined. wrappedingraniteshroud
Those iron wills, "
Among the hills !
The distaut glade of solemn pines,
Like some nnkiipwn- and silent caj-,.
Where some lost star of Eden shines,
"With semblanco of Eternity
The charmed soul fills.
Among the hills!
The songsters of the fragrant bowers
Ttinfr fwtHlom's anthem loud nud long 1
Ana onng w miiiu mo upvm ...
--When this heart's tones were free as song
- The wild-bird trills
Among the hills ! . ,
What tho' rnde fate hath swept the chords
Away with rough and ruthless hand,
And left roe, shorn of air and words
And lute and voice, to silent stand
Despairs cold chills, -Among
the bills t
There is a God whornles in Heaven,
And rests His pitying eye fin men;
Who makes the tree, once lightning-riven,
Rerive, to bud and bloom again
Whene'er He wills.
Among the hills!
, E. P. H.
From the Correspondence of tbe Raleigh Observer.
New York, Sept. 18, K7S.
Mesrt. Editors : Among the wonders of
the present age that of a new light, is not
the least wonderful or important. Ap
electric light, that threatens to supercede
gas or eil. It is in use to a small extent
in London, and a writer who has seen it-
gays that "the days, or if yon prefer, the
nights if gas are numbered." The hitter
Ht&uds now, ' in comparison with the gas
lamp of that time. . "It is easy to read or
dinary manuscript at night anywhere
. within HOG feet of these lights, uud you
can read the pages of a duodecimo- print
ed volume as comfortably us by the light
of the sun at dawn. This comparison
comes naturally to the juiml, because the
quality of this light singularly resembles
that of the sun in the early morning. The
street lighted by it looks like a street seen
at'daybreak, and it is easy to understand
Low the night-birds of Paris, for example,
Lave found it impossible to ply their
trades in the unnatural day it has created
far them wherever it has been used in
that city.. Obviously it is destined to
be a sort of police torpedo in all great ci
ties, changing nil the conditions of night
life, and acting upon them who work in
the darkness, and love it, as the opening
. of highways through a wild country acts
nrton a knvnrA iwnn1a Of it imniniliulA
- 7 t " "
? availabilitr at t.P, c.n ,,n nrt nf .
i question. It is the inevitableJight of the
T tot;n ? s. '
future light-house all over the world."
"' A great calamity at sea was prevented
I a few days ago byjhe use of this light on
"'.a large steamer, which iu a dense fog,
would have run down an emigrant ship
but that the light enabled the steamer to
see the ship just iu time to avoid a colli
sion. It requires but little space, com
paratively ; is fed bythe electric current
through flexible leading wires which can
r be rapidly set or removed in almost any
locality. It does not burn with au open
flame, like gas, but can be surrounded by
a glass globe; no pijws liable to leakage
or explosion are required ; and the steam
engine .which drives the electric motor
may be placed at any distance : Conse
quently there is almost absolute immuni
ty from fire. Think of this fact in connec
' tiftri with the crowds which throng thear
, tres and other public places, among whom
aii alarm of fire produces a stampede, and
women and children are trodden under
' foot. It docs not vitiate the atmosphere,
like gas, nor materially raise the temper
ature. , r
'The above is a condensed statement of
a long account in a letter from London.
Whether this light can ever be made avail
able for domestic purposes, is a problem
'to be solved in the future, and probably
in the uear future ; for there seems to be
no limit to ihe ingenuity of nien injhis
ge. Has not the suggestion been made
that it is possible to "bottle up," so to
" ftpeak, the heat of the summer sun, to be
laid aside for warmiug our dwellings in
winter! The idea may have originated
r tfrpin tho housing of ice in- winter to cool
the water in summer. Tlie reader may
, kngh, but who will say1, in view of the
wonders of the present century that ay
tKj is impossible. V
It is bad for onesto get sick, or to go to
law, or to die in" this city, as the expense
of these conditions is enormous. But I
never heard till now how dreadfully the
J- pr debtor or other unfortunate 'who gets
into Ludlow street jail is fleeced. The
keeper charges , sometimes as much as
, twenty dollars a day for board, being four
or five times as much as the Fifth Avenue
' Hotel, exacts. f 0ne man arrested on the
rtrt at 11 o'clock at night, was taken to
' fcOyijid lorpfd that unless he pai4
$2 he would) boput into ft cell with ne-'
groes. , He wanted a messengei:, to go for i
his lawyer, and was charged two .dollars
for that ; he then paid $7.50 for one night's
board and lodging ; and the prison charges
for that sing1e,night amounted to $13.50.
No wonder that the keeper is being "haul
ed over the coals." His extortion is be
fore the courts, and if he be not made to 4
taste his own physic it' will be a crying
idiame. . . . "H. -
THE MEXICAN AND
. A few months ago and the Mexican dol
lar might have stood against . the world ;
now there is none so poor as to do it rev
erence. . When the Exist shipment arrived
here last fall or winter,-the people jumped
at it : they preferred it to the greenback
fool far auoTMerei8 a weli-authenticsited
case of one of our citizend who is of a spec
nlative turn of mind having bought a con
siderable , qudnty ot the coin front' the
banks, at 100 'cents, and subsequently
selling it readily to the uo initiated at 125
cents, thus making a very haudsome little
profit. The Mexican money held out well
until the Secretary of the Treasury want
ed his circular declaring it not money but
only merchandise and of value only as
such. It descended then, in the scale of
values to its real bullion worth, which
was 90 cents and a fraction. Then a howl
went np from all those who had taken the
Mexican dollar for one hundred cents, not
to speak of those who had ' paid an extra
premium of 25 cents upon it. It was then
in bad odor, and nobody wanted it even
at 90 cents. To such an extent has this
antipathy gone that the railroad and ex
press companies have still further repudi
ated this unfortunate coin and will not
receive it now for more than 85 cents.
These corporations having set the exam
ple, there will be everybody to follow it,
so that the Mexican dollar may be now
considered as current in this community
at this figure. Even at this it will begin
to be a drug on the market ; it is under
suspicion. Presently it will depreciate
still further, and then somebody will be
gin buying it np and shipping it to the
mints to sell at 90c a piece for bullion,
and then the Mexican dollar will hae ac
complished its mission, having made mo
ney both ways coming out and going
back. Meantime they are bad and cum
bersome stock. One of our city banks
has $3,000 L worth of them. in its vaults
now, and of course cannot pay them out
to the people. '
The experience with the Mexican dollar
has shaken the confidence of the nwre ig
norant people in silver money of all kinds.
This has been evidenced since another of
one ofjour banks received a few days ago,
$1,000 iu the standard silver'dollar. They
view it with suspicion, for fear it will go
down on them ; same way with silver mon
ey of former coinages ; this, is especially
true of the darkey, who; when he steps
into a bank to get change for a $5 bill,
wants it in jp-eenbacks and hesitates a
long while before he can get the consent
of his mind to take it in coin. The Mex
'. v.: t j ir...4. i
lca um,ar 1,118 . '
and it will take a long while before they
get over it. Its one good effect j, however,
will be to prevent them , from hoarding
their silver in stockings, when it might
be in : circulation, lieneflting themselves
and other people. Charlotte Observer. " "
, : CHINESE LEPROSY.
Sight, Seenet and Symptom Belonging
to the Terrible Disease.' 5
San Franeine Chronicle. - ' j D
In that slum-hole of the Chinese quar
ter if any special designation of filthi
nes be applicable to the gigantic nuisance
in the aggregate known as Bull Run Al
ley , isloca ted the leper hospital, an institu
tion the existence of w hich is little known
to the outside world. The ally in ques
tion has a depth of about one hundred
yards. It is lined on either side with
dirt-begrimed rookeries of antique archi
tecture, representing early San Francisco
iu that advanced state of putrid decay
which micht correspond with the rotten
ness of the "Egyptian catacombs. Iu all
the utter filthiness' of Chinatown, this
stygian retreatjexcels in its multitude of
sick euing odorsf each in itself too rank
and ponderousto combine, except through
some powerful amalgamating process.-In
a row of low wooden buildings at the
northern extremity of this, alley, is situ
ated theinpreme horror of the place, the
lper ' hospital. .That ' such a dangerous
abomination should ' be permitted tojx
ist in the very heart of a populous city In
America is one of the mysteries of this
stupendous exhalation, San Trancisco
Iu exploring this -'retrain Chronicle re
porter 'discovered in? diftercnt apartments
on the lower floor no less than . eighteen
wretched victims of leprosy in the vari
ous stages of horrible distortion peculiar
to the loathsome disease described in ho
ly writ as the prime curse of hnmanity.
The subjects were stretched on rudeforms,
covered with ; mats, and "writhing and
groaning with pain.' A portion of the
cases examined presented all the peculiar
symptoms of the scaly leprosy, the tfesh
of tlje body'and limbs being' covered with
white scales, while at the extremities the
flesh was in a state of rottenness, the fin
gers seeming liable to " drop off. Other
cases were of the type known as elephan- ;
tiasis, the effects of which are even more
horribly repulsive than those previouslj j
described. In this form of the disease the
limbs swell to an enormous size, and the
flesh of the face is distorted in great pro
tuberances out of all resemblance to the
human countenance The rooms of this
horrible retreat were dark and black with j
smoke " from . a. number tof furnaces, at
which cooking wptgig on after the fil-1
thy style in vogue with tbe Chinese. This
place is only resorted to by the lepers af
ter the disease is so far advanced as to
prevent them from longer making a live
lihood at cigar-making and other indus
tries ; and the collection of "utterly help
less lepers here described represent only a
fraction of the number that might be dis-
nese quarter. The remainder of Bull Kun 1
Aneyliguouslo tlie leper hMpitaVUfne'1" y encourag
inhabited by Chinese vegetable peddlers
and others engaged in the lower pursuits.
- ' SOCIALISM IN GERMANY.
President White In the Tribune.
"In Germany last winter, I had
the acquaintance of some earnest Social
ists. From curiosity I attended some of
their meetings. I heard much that was
wild and absnrb, and what would bring
society into chaos and despotism if realiz
ed. Still, I am bonud to say the conduct
of the people attending the meetings, and
the general spirit shown, was very sensi
ble and quiet. There seemed to be no
mania for sensation or making a noise, or
trouble. I am convinced that the Prus
sian attempt to put down things by main
force is a great mistake. If the govern
ment weuld confine itself to punishiug
violators of existing laws and breaches of
order, and allowed liberty of discussion
I am satisfied from the meetings I atten
ded, the German people would eventual
ly argue themselves out of what is dan
gerous. The strongest hold of Socialism
is Germany. France has in the main got
through with it. Of course, the main in
centive is the fearful pressue of the milita
ry system. I travelled from the frontiers
of France by easy stages, around to Italy,
and then through Germany, and in every
little town the most importaut business
seemed to be the traiuing of nun to cut
the throats of their neighbors. France
is obliged to have a military system, and
Germany, too ; aud that is the centre
of the evil ; but the financial depressioh
is almost unliearable. In Germany, there
are few signs of a better outlook. It is
curious that Germany, which had so
much money poured in upon it after the
Prussian war, should now le almost stag
nant financially, while France, from
whom the numerous sums were taken,
enjoys apparent prosperity. I think tlfe
prosperity of Fiauce, however, is due to
the fact that she always kept in her
financial administration men who were
masters of the best knowledge that has
been gained on finance and kindred sub
jects. In this respect she has excelled
everyother nation.Wx .
Sleep the Best Stimulant.'
The best possible thing for a man to do
when he feels too weak to carry his work '
through is to go to bed aud sleep for a
week if he cau. This is the only true re
cuperation of power, the only actual re
cuperation of the brain force, because du-
ring sleep the brain is in a state of rest,
anainaconu.uomo rece.e ano appro- Judge Ra88ell ever lnet or heanl Major
priate particles of nutiment from the blond- Kobbilg on tho ,1C win COU8Cnt to
which takes the place of those which have ; flo 8nch arRl ement. Excepting Gover
been consumed in previous labor, since nor Vance.we ,lilvo nocauiI,aigUer who is
the very act of thinking consumes, burns jhia u S1eeche8 abound in
np solid particles, as every turn of the ; aml argument8 nnan8WCrable ; he is
wheel or screw of the splendid steamer is aud logica!f aml the inipa8sioued el
the result of consumption by fire of fuel ; nee wh5dl characterizes his efforts ear
in the furnace. The supply of consumed j rieg evervtllhlg it jU(lgtJ Kus8ell
brain substance cau only be had from nu- , UaQ int;ilectual n,aI . we 8upiM)8e there
tntive particles of the blood, which were ; . nft . . . . . . . -
obtained from fowl previously eaten, and
Uie brain is so constituted that it can beat
tntive particles uuring a state ot rest, ot
quiet and stillness in sleep. Mere stimu
lants supply nothiug in themselves; they
only goad the bnun, force it to a greater
consumption of its substance, until that
substance has been so exhausted that
there is not power enough left to receive a
supply, just as men are so near death by
thirst and starvation that there is not
strength enough to swallow anything and
all is over.
r- The Secrest case has so far cost Burke
county about three thousand dollars and
not yet ended ! There is the England case
dragging along. . Epley is to clog the
court docket for a term or two more and
npon the heels of all this, as if our taxes
were not yet enough a darkey concludes
to chop of another niggers head with an
axe. The Sheriff gets his tax duplicates
to-day for this year's levy, amounting to
about $16,000, and the question is, where
is" the monej to come from to pay him 1
It looks as. tbongh : ruiu is well . nigh at
hand. We call upon every man who
I wants to remain .in - this eonuty - to con
sider what is to be done, and see who are
responsible for the bankruptcy of a hard
working honest people. J Yod 'will have
to enforce the"'' lawt with severity set
your faces against certain practices that
are growing upon its administration' or
abandon your wtis-yorgantQn Blade,
CnsrtotU OtHerrer. : 1 ;
The Meeting of Mecklenhrg Pre$bytery:-
The Charlotte delegates to Mecklenburg
Presbytery which closed its session' in
Asheville on Monday, have returned and
report a very pleasant and harmonious
meeting.- lSniiiuvk ",7.
- 'Ker. 8. n. Chester, of Castania Grove,
Lincoln county, was elected moderator.
The time of electing delegates to the
General Assembly was changed from the
Spring to the Fall meeting, and the elec-.
tion gone into at once, resulted in the
selectiou of Rev. .S. Taylor - Martin, of
Henderson county (a member of the last
Assembly), and -Rev, J. i Latimer, of
Davidson College. Lay., delegates Gen
R. D.Johnston, of Charlotte, and Mr. Hugh
(iay, ot Meckleuburg. t. . :..
During the meeting of the Presbytery
' incr rem irt tf I)n.iruln f!rl 1 trm . ttitimr
o i -? e
that the session opened with ninety -four
students, with fair prospects of an in
crease during the year.
Dr. E. Nye Hutchison and Judge David
Scheuck were re-elected ' trustees of the
Saturday night, Rev. M. Gammon, who
has been supplying the church at Ashe
ville for the past year, was. regularly in
stalled pastor, Rev. E. H. Harding, of this
city, preaching the sermon and delivering
the charge to the.pastor. The charge to
the people was made by Rev. S. H. Ches
ter, of Castania Grove.
The- Presbytery adjourned to meet at
the regular time next spring iu Castania
Grove church, Lincoln county.
Philade:phia Press Cor.
Bosnia is one of the most valuable pro
vinces of Turkey. The population, orig
inally, of the saute Sclavic stock, is divid
ed only by differences of religion. They
are a hardy, martial race, self-reliant, ac
customed to vicissitudes of life, and pre
pared for any emergency. The women
are almost us masculine as the men. They
have strongly marked physiognomies, are
athletic in form, bold and intrepid iu
bearing, and of tbe form of which heroic
races are cast. Their beauty is of the
sternest type, and yet it is commanding
and attractive. The complexion is fair
and free from blemishes, the eyes large
aud lustrous, and the couuteuauce indica
tive of both energy and good nature.
When they love, it is with an intensity
that brooks no control. When" they give
their hearts, they expect hearts in return,
and woe be to him who deceives them.
Better that he had never been born. He
becomes an object of hate to all her fam
ily, and may be the cause of a perpetua
tion of rendetta$ from generation to gen
eration. Often, when you can get no oth
er guide, a Bosuiau woman will accoinpa
ny you on your way aud lead you to your
destination, though the jouruey occupy
several days. Beware, however that you
treat her with proper respect, or dire will
be the consequences. , '
Major Robbins axi the Tiiikd Dis
thict Canvass. It is semi-oflicially au
nounced that Hon. W. M. Robbins will
canvass parts of the Third District this
fall, and that if Judge Russell becomes a
Greenback candidate for Congress an ef
fort will be made to arrange joint appoint
! ment8 between hm and Mflj Robbing. If
j the dfl whe ,,e Bncbesfully
Mfljor Kobbins on tIie 8tunipj aud he
Turpentine as a Disinfectant.
Mr. Thomas Taylor, microscopist of the
department of agriculture, gives the fol- (
lowing in the Washington Evening Star: j
"During the ye'ar 1866, I made a series of (
experiments with esseutial oils, including ;
the oil of eucalyptus globulus and the
spirits of turpentine, which were publish
ed in the'reports of the department of ag
riculture for that yeari I found that the
oil of eucalyptus disinfected fresh meats
as effectually as carbolic acid, besides be
ing a powerful deodorizer, and on com
bining it with soap found it agreeable,
forming a valuable substitute for the car
bolic, especially iu a sick room. Turpen
tiue I also found to be a jiowerful deodor-
5W A noonfnl of the latter added
to ft nail of water will destroy the odor of
cesspools instantly, and in the sick chani
Dsr Will prove a poweiim ujlihij
destruction of germs and bad odors, be-
ber will prove a powerful auxiliary in the
ing both a disinfectant and deodorizer."
Worthy of Honor. -A
monumenfmore lasting than marble
should be erected to Col. Anderson, the
devoted President of the Memphis How
Amt his Tvost of duty and
. 1 ... f in
ards. He stood
met his late like
viting it-ana yo mm
nee weir lives in we ""
be eternal honor ! Biihmond State.
THE' LATEST INVENTION.
: .Tbelionddn Salanla v Kertew onca
ill ?-f. ;
KlT! Hi1 tl newno could ena-7
ble men to drinlr n trisul,i
. - .. . - r -... H.uuvuj wi
tins it.hnnt mfh'.. J-llt.-' o'j.;'' , 1
: " ","'uy,'KninffuruuK. sucn a man
has been found, : Dr ,BU' invented the
telephone, but its wonders pale" before the
telegastograph. - This ! is j an electrical
machine Twhtch the 'jlaten W tick
led and pleased by sj flavor an for any
length of time without fear of indigestion
or Inebriety. Ii By putting soup or fish or
wine into a receptable connected Witt ii
viands can be .conveyed along a telegraph'
wire for miles and to null mi ted number
olbonttkanUY They have' onlr to pui
"r""' uieir moutns, anu; tuey seem
to WeaUnsdlrinljing:: Theyjnay get
drank or overfed ; but the moment - the
contact is broken the evil effects pass off
ana notulug remains ,bui "a delightful
exhilaration. The inventor. Wvr
keep the modus operandi a perfect secret
and wishes to perfect his discovery before
he discloses it to the world. TWe dou't
know the author of this story.
- lionet. Stung to Dea th fcy Ben.
Mr. Moses Hulet, of Shaftsbury, on re
turning from church on a Sunday after
noon, hitched his horses for a few mo
ments till he could go over to one of the
neighbors, some fifty rods distant; near
two swarms of bees. He had scarely ar
rived at the neighbor's house, when Mrs.
Hulet discovered that the bees were sting
ing tbe horses, and she gave the alarm. 4
Mr. Hulet and one of the neighbors, N.
Grant, and Mr. Milo Mattison, of Ben
nington, who was with Mr. Hulet, hurried
to the team aud found it completely cov
ered with bees. The horses were floun
dering aud nIunrior in the Greatest aco-
ny. The men rushing in to extricate them
were severely stung. Nevertheless the
horses were cut loose, but not iu time to
sav them. One of them died in a few
hours, aud the other is iu a precarious
condition. Fortunately neither of the
men were seriously iujured. The horses
were sweating and hitched so that the
wind blew from the horses toward the
bees, which is supposed to be tho cause
of the attack. Vermont Chronicle.
Iiussian lied Tape.
A story illustrative of red tape in Rus
sia is told by an English correspondent,
who declares that it is true. Ap operatic
singer connected with a Moscow theatre
wishing to make a short excursion into
the country went to get a passport coun
tersigned by the local authorities. The
presiding officials inquired for her "writ
ten petition." "My written petition!"
cried the lady, "I have none : I never
knew that anything of the kind was re
quired. "Not required, madam T on the
contrary, nothing can be done without it.
Take this sheet of paper and write accord
ing to my dicfatiou." She transcribed
word for word a formal petition. requesting
leave of absence, which was theu signed,
folded and sealed. "And now," quoth the
man in office, "you have only to deliver
11. A V nutriuj frij I M ..n IIUIU I
echoed the official, with a smile at the
absurdity of the question ; "to me, of
course." The document was handed across
the table. The great man adjusted his
spectacles, broke tho seal, gravely read
over his own composition and said
"Madam, I have read your petition and
recret to tell you that I am unable to
A liomanee at a California Wedding.
Miss Warlake rejected one lover and
married another. This was in Juanita,
Cal.. of which wlace she was regarded as
the belle. The wedding brought togeth
er all the fashionable folks of the place, in
eluding Henry Barron the rejected suiter
whojoined the rest seemingly with heartfelt
congratulations of the bride, It was af
terward remembered, however, that he
ncted lite ft man in a daze conduct at
the time attributed to free drinking of
the beverage that formed a part of the
refreshments.- Just before the assemblage
was about to disperse, Barron approach
ed the bride, bearing two glasses of wine
Tie handed her one and drank the other
himself, saying tflgnificantly, "Let us
ili-ink together ouce more, for the last
time on aith " She was rather sadden
A hr his words, but supposed that they
referred to the necessary end of their in-
tercourse. and drank tue wiue. in naii
an hour both were .dead,
put poison in the wine.
Thirty or forty years
j Lowery was a prominent member of the
! Newcastle lown Council., aiepueu,
' - -
, this locality at least.
was almost as fa
mous for his blunders as Sir Boyle Roele.
WIiUa the nnestion of. transferring tue
" ' -i , : , ,
' government of the Tyne from tlieCoritn.
ration to the. River commissioners was
being discussed, he declared that he had
no objection to the new scheme provided
the Council retained the "fanatical pair
of the business.", On another occasion,
when describing the beauties of a new
house and grounds he had bought, Stephen
informed-, his frieuds that his residence
WaS "COJltagiOttS tO tU' VOOU, JWa USU
Jin. lkssod revenue, of trees r
r'hrifirl? !. i
' JOINT 1 CANVASS.
The candidates for Congress, General
Scales Col. Win.f n ia Tr:
will address the people at the folio win 2
. . " lonowing
iioies ana places
Lexington, Davidson rountv. Tuedav.
Valentine Cross's, Davidson county,
Wednesday, October 16.
TJro, Davidson county J Thursday Oc
tober 17. V -'
Jackson Hill, Davidson county, Fri
day, October 18, 1 7 j , :
High Point, Guilford county, Saturday,
October 19. ;
v Ashboro, Randolph county, Tuesday,
' Three roistering commercial travellers r
tteetbgonewiuter evening, hauU hearty
caaouse together. Supper over, the three
found some difficulty to allot their respec
tive shares of the bill ; but oue of them
at length cut short the dispute by pro
posing that whoever had the "oldest name"
among them should go scot free, the ex
penses being halved by the other two.
This amendment being promptly accepted,
Jso. 1 produced a card inscribed, "Rich
ard Eve," which No.2 trumped with "Adam
Brown," No. 3 a portly veteran with a
nnmorous gray eye, laid down his card
and remarked, "I don't much think you'll
beat this 'un, gents." Aud he was right,
for the name was "Mr. B. Ginning."
It is claimed by a writer in the London
Unardtam that the word "Jingo," now
used so familiarly m Eng.and to desig
nate the Tory party, comes from the bin
guageofthe Basques, that ancient and
peculiar people who during the many
periods of European civilization have re
mained unchanged in their homes on the
slopes of the Pyrenees Mountains. Its
meaning is "God!! aud it is commonly
used as an adjuration. The, writer is of
the opinion that the word was brought to
England by Basque sailors, who first used
it as an oath. The forms of the word
which appear in various dialects are
given as Jingo, Jinco, Jainco, Jaincoa,
Gincoa, Yinko and Yainko.
- Where are They.
Memphis has many rich men who own
palatial stores along Main street. There
is not oue of these rich meiriiere to-day
in the hour of greatest calamity. These
men are neither represented in person
nor by their surplus dollars. .The major
ity of the men who are standing in the
deadly breach, fighting the most gigantic
plague that ever cursed American soil
are men wno uo not own one dollar iu
real estate in Memphis. Memphis Ara
Making Agony Perfect.
It is bad enough for the young man at
the picnic to sit down on the custard pie
but his agony is only made perfect when
he backs up under the sapling where he
hung his coat to find that the calves have
chawed up both tails aud one sleave
thereof. That is what makes him in hit
terness of spirit, renounce the boundless
charms that nature to her votaries yields,
and go home in a sad and solitary slate
an irreligious, citified, country-hating tin
believer. J rlington Hawkeye.
If Slie only Enete.
1 he prettiest girl in heatiaud uses
paint. If she only knew how dirty and
sallow it makes the back of her neck look
to the man who sits immediately behind
her in church she would quit it. The
line of demarcation betweeu the lily
white induced by creme de lis is painful
ly evident. It don't look well to see a
girl all rosy and beautiful iu front aud all
sallow or freckled behind. Wheatland
Of the special premiums of the Pee Deo
Agricultural and Mechauichal Association
to be held at Cheraw, S. C, on the 23d
and 24th days of October are two fifty
dollar prizes, one to the best cavalry com
pany and one to the best infantry company.
Tito nrtninafitinn i mwMi fit Xnrtli Piirolina i
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South Carolina andGeorgia. The Judges
are Governor Vance, Governor Hampton,
General Moisc, General Kennedy and
Another Candidate in the 2d Ditrict.
J. Williams Thome who was made noto-
riousby his expulsion from the legisla-
j tare in 1874-75, on account of religious
oddities pi oeuer uas nomiuaieti niiuseii
for Congress as a National Greenlwicker. '
- We have no objection in the world, and
would as lief see him beaten by a Demo
Stephen crat as any other Radical. Ral. Obs.- ,
Hon. Julian Hartridge, of Ga., says 1 s
State is for Thuruian, and if the conven
tion were heTd now he would undoubted
lv har the Georgia delegation. Judge
( " e
Thurman is decidedly popular iu
Carolina, but it is too soon to ay with
safety who will get the vote of this State.
It will not be a hard-money man.ir7
Squally Times. A Washington lady
gave birth to five children the other day,
and her husband planted a paragoric
plCU uuw, aui u j wiuihuuic
store and left an order for a crate of era
ales.- Vtn rcajui iuwt,
FASHION NOTES. UjJ
The washerwoman overskirt U
favorite for wal king salts, m i-T5 i I '
The Louis' Qaatorzc jactc tobo r. .
vived the coming season. .f1?.hV)
The deep Russian laoe coiiarijinll rnff
are stiU wornr Some of Wem "ara dee.
enoashJlVt!1!e Wtomiho waisu
Nearly all the new colors C -
take their names from utiiln.
For instance there s carnet. rdbvtonar.
emerald, sapphire, ametirysf; ettr ,
Some overskirts -on ifall drosse. M
caught back tightly Ate lopjid then
auowed to fan forward j so a-la rank a
oose fold on the side. This looU wu
with a train.' but not with n by,a-.im..
shape, and are hand-painteJoortainen-
ted with a tiny figure mTdecalcomftiii.
Fans with very black ribs andTery.bright
transverse washes of color are afso nsed.
The turned-up bandwith whienl om.
skirts are trimmed may be piped ftn the
upper edge, or finished with a rbwef large
ounons and buttou-holes, or with a stand-
ng plaiting. The lower edre most never
The plaited yoke basqnes hre ?made i
all materials, silk, cashmere, niohldrs. and
wouen mixtures, and will be intrdi nA
for the plaid goods to be wortfthnVwinter.
The plaits are turned towardsTlie centre
f the front and back,; which brings a box
plait under the arms. ' iff vfiu jj
Pride-costs ns more than liunger! thirst
or cold. Banish it from
Nothing is troublesome that we do
willingly. If you would tighten, labor
lore it. " " '? '
It has been wisely said Jhat 'there lw
as many miseries beyond riches as on this
side of them."
A Hindostanee work on jnnsii snvs
"music is the painfully acquired i art. of
speaking very loud in a shrill voice
Ingratitude is the strongest in a coroner.
You may do him every kindness, and yet
yon can't tell which moment be will sit
on you. . .
A virtnous mind infair lAnly isindeed
a fine picture in a good light, and there
fore it is no wonder that it-makes the
beautiful sex all over charms. i
Daniel Welwtcr said there is always
"room at the top" This is also a" lead
ing tenet of the hotel clerV Inlief, and
he generally tries to send you there.
Wire it Vp. 'Which is the greater nui
sance, a cat or a mouse ?" asks a corres
pondent. Well, a mouse will mutilate
but hold, a cat will mew-till-late, too.
We give it w.Jtcynoldsville Berild.
In the event of bamboo' 'becoming a
source of supply- for paper-making stock
it is thought that the 'West' Tjidies, par
ticularly Jamaica, will dcnre'large rev
enue from the bamboo plantations, w hich
will be cufivaN-d to supply ' the English
Italy'spopnlation is 28,000,000. Out
of this'only GU",000are entitled, to vote.
-A little over :W0,000 avail themselves of
the privilege. EiUie-the ' farce is a
stuendous farce in Italy or else the Re
turning Board has extraordinary vitality.
There are some scenes almost too pure
and sacred to be viewed by the thought
less world. One of them is a two-bun -dred
pound woman with a molo eu her
chin "talkiug baby" To an onnce-and-a-half
canary bird inn brass cage-2?oat-laud
MaJ. W. T. Rontherlin, of Danville,
Maj. . Turner Morchcad,' of ; Leaksville,
and others, are addressing the people i f
Yadkin ville, to-day, on tho subjxt of riil
roads. To-morrow they speak' at Jones
ville, and the next day at Wilkesboro.
Peoples Press. '
Corn will perhaps be 25 cts. a' bushel
this fall in Burke. Taxes $15,470. Asa
, staple crop this cereal is not a success.
The Uuited States liiiye long ago deter
mined that it shall not be manufactured
ia these joverty stricken, part; 4obacco
J raising, with a tax of 24 cts. ori: tfie leaf,
is the wildest Species of insanity, and w
are variously warned that it will not Co
to TAtft for fl Xatinnnl tar PnnfrrpuA Tn
. , jn,mina n .fllI on tMittr .Wrl1-
gQe f Hzht, Blade. -
Our orchardist, S. T. Mickey, is in re
ceipt of n letter from Capt. Green in which
high compliment is paid aud information
given that several of the New York papers
award the boner to fruit growers of Salem,
N. C, for having shipped the , largest,
finest flavored, and best packed jeaches
iu market, the past season. This indus
try is fast becoming general, and from
year to year the increase of shipment is
more perceptible. People Pre-'.
While Adam and Eve were yet in Eden,
when our fair young grandmother knen
there wasn't another living mml in n I
the wide, wide world but herself rtl Uvr
snoring husband, we don't supjMw; lie
ever went to sleep without
under the couch of moss an
first "4 looking
and leave "for
tuau, uu nuaui Hum l'"
sweet nap to ask mm n lie was sure ite
i i i 4 .1.. i .1 ir t.
mu iiitmtu uic iruiu uutr. iinirtryc.