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GOLD HHX LOCALS.
. T ,ttv" Fes It Wiia rnuioml ou'onr
it Ut SaUbafh tl.ail a cerUin party
to b marriH that evening, nud -
j L -i.J i nil to v nite cerwni nai iien
. 3 . . .1 "A ......
tliem joined .
KiL, v. to have a little fun
JiJU iM.iimenced fa seriea tf strate-y
Jflrt, bridi lived in one nd4f or v11
iud'tlifeUridegriMMii in the tlier, nearly
Ve nule apart, anr ine .ui-io-.e o,c- ,ny aiailce were soliritea W tw,
.tiR' ihakiftrate in the, enter. ;,.., , . i ... u ' .
'Vl ' ,f T.. ..trn' uividiial vluse birth, education
fe 6on gau toJlower Jii the, wetern , , .pr-rr .trrr tU
iky the 'awive parue Jiegiui - wc.-;
frhebiide i" her fall bridal attirel' ivnt
keen to nhve in a certain directiou, and
y.ipo. etult-d'.tlie MS1d of the party ; then ;
lie nmtrate tvas seen 10 rr ...... r, j
tii iwidiiM ai.dg" to a certain jiur.
LM the paity to 1-e eluded wa so intent
H i iiwr ili fiio Iwildr' lv thU
I ' V V ; .:.n..j.H.. in a ruiHiuLii-v. hut. all of
iv " -4 .
sudden wmitf f
the eluded sided the
ie "found lUafiliey had
bride; and wheu k
L:.-..i;..l l.erj she with a lady fliend
Unimt-nclrd to nnve again. This tunc
Lhe came: down Main street to the. main
Uowinff faml'Ndo"wu" Viiw'pir street and
jin eiiteied tliehousi-. By tin tiine-tt
ivas getting tolerably dart, and the dMr
jciiJg closed after her and the curtaiuM
fctilownthej movements within could
ot be observed. So she remained only
a moment and popied out the back way
and made good her escape. Now both -fcride
andtbridegrcMmi were nedudel from
the party What iH-xt t Wby the mag-j
istrate nut Iwj found, audaway they
vent to his residence and foil nd him it -ling
by tlttj tire playing with his baliy.
Uy jhi time, some one had gone to the
church 'window where a praver-meetiir-van
Wing: held, and spied the bride.
'Hii.s put a quietus ujmhi things until the
iiu-eting over, and then movement
Commenced anew. The :bridegroom Jry
fthiHlimerjiad moved up nudcr cover of
ftlte aiglitjaud joined the bride and went
jWith lic'r ijome-the party, to te eluded
nil the time watching the movement,
and Wing stnv they now had them
trapjMHl.-The. only point to gain wa the
loftidatitrgf magistrate. Thin was well
m10uc, and!he by this t hue enjoying the
cjort, Wgin vith his lady to inove. And
ilhc spies signaled the iiiovement to the
fmrtv. Iaii'!iiii2 anjonjr tbem selves that
Sbey wcreigoing to be victorious. Tli
jitt8glsnat-and1adv:Uived In a straigl
hine towaiils tiie place where the. to-l
atinrried parties Were, while the crowd
jmarched ;autiiusly along lc!.ind and
lie neaieil the magistrate and ladytcnme
to the obctive point the neltrer the
tcarer thei party closed up, and by the
I J I ' I ' .1 M.t. . 11; 1l L
uiie ne ii;hi reacneti iue guie uie.v were
irlose bv. iThen all of a anddeu he and
n's. hul v tamed around and came walking
tack, when such a jumping and falling
)ver tle Tcuce amt-pailings to keep troni
iug seen and kuown, he av he never
awr dmihg Ins whole four years' service
ii the war. Thus it ended at 10 o'clock,
.11. . -.' i
Mondavi morning movements were
igain commcuced. The party lmrnesKcd
mule and away to. Salisbury they went,
llnd ; were;, joined,! as we uiidci'stand, ly
.. isijpiire Biingle, ,aud ' returned to . our
I rilrage theaiue evening ns happy as hiip-
r can be j L- - - - ' i
j Jist GibLKTs.- This is a traditionary
crm uswl by manv of the more unlearned
;o (Bxpresslthe , niarriage of two persons,
ff hey are agoing to join giblets." We
arArd thiterui 'used a-few day since
tnd' our cdrfosity'led' lis to Iim1c u p the
eoiUon, and we find that the literal
Jniall lieart,! liyerizzsird, kc. v of
jhi ; aud mentioning this to friend
.trcij find .that it was oncear custom among
certain class of people to have all the
Jearts, livr, and gizzards of the fowls
Jiat were 8Jaughtered for the occasion
spared i(ud placed upon a disli, and
aen the party had leen seated around
4it table, Uii8 dish with some ceremony
fas given to the married couple.
J.AnGE Coffik. There was made by
FjRhj Jenkins,' cabinet maker at Gold
Motion Ffbauary 5th, a coffin of the fol-
iOWillSr llilHmiKimiR lonrrtli fifVwf ilantli
4 inches, I width 1 27 incliesTfdth - nt
ehd 10 inrliod- at fu,n in..l..., ipi.
wfhnjrasbr-Lucy Peniiington, an qit
r!oretl wo,,,au ftge IK) years. Her
jreight at death was 250 Hunds, andthe
ue oi uer ueaiu appopiexv.
3dto Rirer. Mr. Robbius has Intro-
luedra bUl iu the IIuse of Represeuta-
S lAa ... . I AAA AAA m V
r'r."llr,Priai!ng a),ww lor thvin.
rovemenf of the Yadkin, which has been
fad twiccy referjed to the Committee on
Vnmiei-cei and ' ordewl to be printed.
fM suni apear8 small, but it properly
fxeuded ill go 4ut towards initiating
tlic work propseL . 1
ver put the hands into butter. There
no excuse for so doitnr. aud everv sense
.cleanliness forbids it. Even if the
iand are tlean,! still as butter absorbs
and evry impurity fwith which it
puies in coutact, excessive perspiration
fjfce iands? or aiiy humor of the blood
ght thus be imparted to the butter. A
den lale should be ned to lift the
r froutii chnrn,' or j to tarn 1t over
r ulo being washed. "" -
Sumd tioiight me jilain, many
1 ...-Jt, - t f. J.U JiU
,me. -WMieiM or , M eeo
any jusjciaini to Ieauty, I am-
ble ti 8iy)j jlMlUcvrtaii), jt . tftsiat
eighteen, the honor and! pleasure of
aud jHituiu riu. jifemigii
ifor theni a hi
! of view, far i
ind, in a eciiiiiary point
more desirable than mine.
Herbert Stanley was a ' jroiing 1 man,
h;m,s( rich, accom ,iihed,
enteti, and in every way a
eligible niatdi. Scarcely had!
iexoverel from the isurrise tliej un
e.pfctel oUcr;ofhis iiiinil and lteai t
' ! . j ' -
occn.siiiued ine when I pnet Gir2e
Morgan,. my 'second suiter, yhi'was
a lawyer troiir the ' thriving' town of
G . He vv:s ueitheij brilliant nor
purtieiuarly prepossessing in his per
sMial appearance',, but he Wood well iu
his profession, had uequirel projierty
and hud established for himself one
of the finest and most unexceptiona
ble characters, and to him mv heart
We were marrieil, and! I rctnrned
with him to his pleasant home In
G -. Twelve years of conjugal
happiness, such as seldom falls to the
lot of mortals, piuid passed over jour
lieu!:, and two little ones had been
given to us to unite our hearts more
si . . ! j -
closely, and to bring fresh joy and
sunlight to our happy home. It was
an August afterinMiii, unusually warm
and sultry, that I was sitting by tiie
open window of my little ' parlor,
busily plyiog my neeUe.'Mychi!
dreu wereii.vay passing jLhe day -with
a friend, ami Mr. Morgan wa&'at his
office. He had informed me in tliembrn
ing that important business called
him tt New York, and that it I was
his inteiijioii to leave on the evening:
boat, and my fingcra wasj flyihg to get,
the last stitches set in some clothes he
Was to take wi(h him.
I had been sitting sonie time, vhol
ly engaged in my work, (when I hiuird
the creaking of tlic fronj; door upon
its hinges, . and tit sloivly opened ;
closetrgain ; the stealthy steps iu the
hall fell distinctly on my ear. I
caught a glimpse of a shadow oil the
floor. Hastily throwing asile my
sewing, I arose to ascertain by whom
and lor what I was thus: uuexpected-
ly. visited; but before I
advance a step: the tall
had time to
ure of a niair stood in th doiirway. i ?
KJne glance in the new-comers face
i - i . i.
was enough to ilrive all the color
from my. lips and cheeks, UMuake ray
very blood Treeze in my veins, aiurmy j
knees smite one against the other.
. It was Herbert Stan! ey. I had not
seen him since the night! -of his reiec-
tion twelve yejirs;befor J&ujt J -ijaT.
hear Jfrom.trnie toTtime, tliat tife naif
gone variously1 JlvTtJi 3iTmt0atQfia,!aad
met with heavy losses! in business,
J i m.T -';v' -i. "i' y.t -yi 0, i-i; Hi F
whicli: had . brought oh mental uc-
raiigement, and for some months he
had been regarded as hopelessly in
sane. He had now escaped from
the asylum where he had been con
fined, and had come to pay a visit to me
the "object of his early love. -His
head and feet were bare. A pair of
coarse blue pants and a! plaid calico
shir were his only attire j His ong,
black disheleved locks fell far down
upon his shoulders, and in- the red-
leaf lier; hunting belt Vv Inch fanei
encircle! uis waist, a pistol and bowie
knife were di tlnctly visible. A fierce
gleam of wild delight shot from his
dark eyes as they fell upon me. ylt.
Seizing the knife in lone hand, he
. over- his head, kand
with Mai laugh
drew: it several
loud aud diabolical.
times across his turoat
and forehead so that I was in momen
i 1 i
tary expectation of seeing a frirhtful
wound inflicted... H
"Laura Moore." he exclaimed
(Moore was my,
maiden name), "when
we Ayere young
and handsome, I
ed you adored you,, as .no :man
before adorec woman j but youcorn-
exl my love, you spnrnea rue trom you,
you smiled graciously. upon my hated
rival, and you gave him the precious
treasure of your heart, bnt I've 'got
Yottrrefusedi to be my I
idq on earthyou shall be mine in
averi ! Thither I, am going, J arid
you shall accompany me! Here.Is ;
he instrument tltar will take us
nti itics uinaiu inc. ncviueu iiic uv iiic
arm, , flourHl (1: the.a'lly weapon
dexterxMisly. over myivhead, brought
the blunt ''dge'-directly across my
throat, and then fell bak again to the
door,' aticl stoott.'ettzini; uion me with'
verjr..liI.fKKl tfnotnfQHnjriein$. I,
1 I ; essayed torise,4)nt-terrof render
ed mo po WcrleW10 1 seamed as if every
muscle had liecome rigid, and all
xwer of motion denied me. I glan-
ctnt toward the door. Herbert Stan-
ley must have interpreted the glance.
You caiihoi i aje," he exclaimed,'
exultingly. I have taken care to pre
vent that I've fastened the east door
and the back door on the outside, and
here is the key to the ftont."
And he took from his pocket a
large brass key, aiid held it r tri
uipphantjy lehre,auo.,,,i. .. .
AII possibilityff escaje was thus
cut'bfl- I'vvas iu 'the power of a des
perate, merciless madman, bent on my
destruction, as he had expressly avow
el it, and that paralyzed every nerve
and muscle.'l ,' ,
"God help roc in this hour of
peril !" was .the ; prayer which arose
up in my soul, for I knew that no
human aid was m-ar.
Again the madman advanced with
the'.glitering blade quiveiinr iu his
hand. J . felt the iron .grasp of his
hand upon myf shoiilder, saw the
bright "blaile of the bowie knife poihtetl
directly at iny-hearty and stood pow
erless a?nd motionless as a statue.
But with this hour of peril came
strength adequate to the emergency.
fhe courage which had for a moment
ijesertedLrpc, revived aud,. triumphetl
over fearjitlknewl that tot pleftil lor
mercy, or for II fey would be in vain.
Myt entreat iesj wouhl be unheeded,
and perhaps instant death would be
the consequence. My only hopj
then lay in stratagem. A plan whirl
ed through my brain with lightning
speed, and upon it I determined to
" Release me, Herbert," I said with'
as much elaniiesa, aS'I'couhl com
mand,'and com sit down by my side.
I want to talk lo;you.V - -7
He obeyed' H
Yon will be my wife?" he said.
"You accept my proposition ?' ;
l,lo wed an assent. A triumphant
smile lighted up his features.
"Herbert," I, began, "you offered
me the rich treasure of your heart,
but ltd ndjj and Jw jjgj 1 .re 'l8j
I relclesslyi. t brd w;a way mowu liap
piuess, but the act was thoughtless,
ah unprecedented one, and I have
never ceased to regfet it. This time
ybuBall not iue iir vain." . 'z
ATiAther wild, shrill laugh resoiin
jled my ears, and: the maniac's eyes
shoqjiadditioftal lufler. -'.'...- :. -r
'X-kne," Jie safiJ, proudly brusb
in fcxpk the I(Migdlack locks frotn
hisi tfilghbfoad forehead, "I knew
your wotrjan V heart- could - not a sec
ond time withstand the power of my
charms, rliidies haVe always courted
and 'admired me. I havelieen for years
the center universal honor and
honiage, and though' age is creeping
on apace, ! can slip into the heart f
a woman as slyly and subtly as iu
the ftays oiny early manhood J" ;
fdrbertj r will,-tis I said, be the
bridjf 3ourufiire life. jThe.unse
Jot oHrfai ieternar word twe wiU
aimreogeerr Bd no bride ;ever
leaves her fathers home without mak
ing preparations ; neither can I leave
the ajjidi replace of ray earthly h us
ban4jwittiout snaking sonie arrang.
tneb'ts:nee8arvTrorhis comfort ami
happiaess.- ! will prepare a dinner, to
be ready against his return,, and for
the little ones God has given me.
Wliilei-I am, inHhd flesh I must be
faithful to the vowsmade in the flesh.
We will refrtsh our bodies before
starting upon v our long journey. It
shall be our marriage feast ; you Khali
hie the .bridegroom aid the honored.
My husband will be' there to seethe
liappy exchange I have made. -:
! Thus Iran on, betrayins: neither
by look-no! acVtlTemenhterrof of
my. soul. The "eyes of the inauiac
glared less fiercely ; tiie knife was re-
placed1 ltii,the!"belti I liad touched
4 ! ri --rirrk y--T . r-i-.-r-
iiie rigircroiqiisigrcast puis yaaijRiion iwoum aoou pe kuowo, ami ueip,
ty hart been ' flattered by' thy'prahies,
and4)y "eadtiy according toliis wish
es for the 'passing moment., I felt the
danger was averted. , .,.... ,
Determined tn fwl low,. up , the, ad-r
vantage I hud so unexectelly g:iin4
ed, I artise calmly,, and with n forced
senile.' said. "Ii will firo ttOwVand ore-
iare-the dinner our , weibliug feastj
We'Svjllleat for the last tiraeWidliui
atfaflbi j ,.J(n ?.
"Boi ir i will l. Mreplied Stltley,
gai)ja,.3.e : wilkM1 If ihall: 'bfe a!
marriage like t he marriage' of Calia.
Water will jbe j turned into (riiie, f and
wp will ?ati thf bread of life,"t and fie
folded rne! to his bosom iu a . rough
Xow rerert," aid I, after a mo
merit, "Jj will go and make readyr for
our journey ; time is precious and We
will not delay; our. happiness." An
I proceeded to the diuingrroom and
commenceii laying the cloth dished on
thealile! j1 getting ifeessary- rifebnfa
t i' -iN ; ,il.
1 should be able to elude the argu?
eyes of njiy jailor, and ,,when a farvor
able moment i present itself I would
leap from the window and escape by
flight. -! .'"'! :- ' " ' ?'i '
But no cat eye'r watchetl . for prey
more chiscly than Herbert Stanley,
watched me. His eyes never left rue,
and I saw that an attempt to escape
would be but to jump into the very
jaws of death.; But as my flight grew
more and more hopeless, my mind
irrow w.ivo A liriirlit tlnnnplit rft
ed it. j ,
. "If J remember rightly, Herbert,"
said I, S'ou Used to be a great admir
er of thejttini he species ?"
"Yes,j was, the repl .
' "Now" said I, "I., will show you a
jnost spleudid specimen of a dog ; he
is as cunning as a fox, and possesses
traits tif character and sagacity not un-
worthy of the human race. Here, Nep-1
tune." nd 'a-'., large, shaggy, New
foundlaud .og, came , slowly, iiitQ . the.
room, wagging his tail with doggish
joy. - !
That is our only errand bov,' I icon-i
tinned, pointing to the animal, 'and a
better one could not be found. He does
our. marketing daily, and saves us a
deal of trouble. Such a sagacious
creature you never beheld. ' All I
have to do is just to write upon a bit
whatever we want, dnd the
quantity, anuV put it in a basket, which
Neptunej takes in his. mouth and pre
sents to the butcher,' baker or 'grocei,
as we tell him; and 'forthwith he re
turns with the articles' desireil. Now,
let me exhibit otie,) his exp),oitsr.and
judge if we overrate his ex-
jWe shall want-meat Air our
repast, and I will send for some.' !
I tookj my pencil from my pocket
and. wrote upou a little scrap of paper
tuese words : j , ,
'Mr.i Brown -For heaven's sake
cbme immediately to mv rescue,: l am
rnoinpletey. In,; the , jiower nfi ..Herbert
shfucieut to save me and capture him.
; Laura Morgan
'What have you written?' inquired
Stanley, whose attention had been for
the last moment only diveried to the
dog, perhaps fearing that in spife of
my ready compliance to his wishes, I
might play him false. .
'Listen I replied, 'and I will read
itto youj And I held up the note
and read it. ' 1 ' ' " '
y'Mr. Bfpwflr Please .end me a, nice
c5pecte company jtoy, and.I,ivish
i pdvie adiiiner ,worlhy of my
uest. " : J Laura Morgan.'
I trembled ! violently - as I read, for
I saw the maniac was a little suspicions
of me. With every movement I was.
in momeuiary jexpecrauon inat. ue
would snatcb jthe paper from me to as
certain for hiiasejf if I had indeed read
it as it was written, arid I knew well
the detection of my deception would
be instant death. Hastily folding the
bote? T dropped it into the basket, and
placed ii before the dog. ,
4 'I believe Mr. Stanley', I said, 'that
you have the key of the door in y6ur
possession.' Do me the favor to un
lock it, if j you please for ,Aeptuoe ,to
pass out?' : . ,: -: . i.-'-M
I The request was made politely, aud
Stanley,' equally politely, ojtenefl the
door for ihe dojr. Hope orice more
eritere fty h
.t.r 'V 1 ' r '"' 1' J l .1
I .:.(I'i.Hl t'tst Hi -H3'.f il . r.' 4 i ! .. .i . ' .i..-. 1.
,tf hdlfrhourpissed i "Neptune -iljad
not yet apjpred; j Stanley grew im-
Imciii, iue ipng , delay. Again lie
irew tle knife from his belt. h J
f Let the marriage feast go'. he said
uiffnly -But Ikillfullv and adroit
iy managed to draw him into conver-
&4Uwujon old ti mes, jwheo I wajth
na,roe ot Ins - ambition, I told him
t): little stories and amusinfian-
' At last steps were heard on the !pi
atza ; I distinguished my husband's
voice, and the tread of half a doxen
men. Stanley, too, knew that voice.
Its rich, melodious tones had v ears" be-
fore grated harshly on his car. Spring-
irig like a tiger upon me, he shouted
in a voice of thunder : j '
j 'My keepers have come, but they
cannot capture me ; they will find jme
a MdsUrened corpse; ; My spirit ir ill
"e he jo the eternalsAvorld: to tnV.
jfy iisclestial gmriiWitlou, iriy
beautiful bride And again the same
wild, fieudish laugh rang through the
house, and the bright steel blade of
tlje bowie-knife glittered in the sun
beams. A cold tremor ran over me, but
courage did not forsake me. With
herculean strength and energy I seized
the madman's arm, and averted the
deadly blow; then with the agility of
a panther, I sprang through the ojeu
window, and rushed at lightning speed
around the house.
Taken completely by surprise, and
bewildered at my unexpected flight,
Herbert Stanley stood for a moment
undecided what course to pursue. He
next found himself rudely assailed by
half a dozen men. The uplifted knife
was knocked out of his hand , a strong
rope was thrown dexterously oyer; his
arms and shoulders and drawn tight
ly around him, and in spite of his des
perate struggles to free himself, he was
captured. My hour of peril was overJ
My life had hung as it were on a thread,
and my soul had been fortified for the
emergency, but now came a reaction.
My brain whirled ; a film came before
my eyes, and I fell senseless Into the
arms of my husband.
At last I awoke to consciousness, as
if from a dream. Life and its bless
ings were mine once more to enjoy.
and from the Very depths of my soul
I breathed . forth, a prayer of unmis
takable joy and .thankfulness to ;the
Most High for my unexpected deli v-
- w a --"- .i ...
erance. rieruert' otantey was : taken
back to fhe asylum from which he
had escaped, and in a few months af
ter completed his miserable ex 'sieuce..,
; WARM SLEEPING ROOMS. -Cold
Air Not Necfssariti Pure Air-
"'' ,Mah V people " cherish1 the" notion
thki cold ipgiroom are JicaUCue'r.
than' rooms -'co'mforiabfy warm. They
look upon a stove or a arum neatea j
by a stove in anoiher room, i sanene
my of rugged health. They make an
ostentations virture of jumping inio
cold beds, and then pile on the bed
clothes in large qtiantities until the
animal heat supplies the required
warmth. While the rugged and
vigorous, constitutions can endure
this s et1 a crue' ni'stae as
regards people of lower vitality and
aoof WrcUiaiion; arid especialfy dell-,
cafe,Y.o,men ana children. Ine con-;
taraination of the air by breathing
is as rapid in , winter, as in summer,
and : ventilation is as necessary in
cold as in hot weather, so far as the
supply of, oxygen for the blood is
concerned. If there is any sjiecial
virture or sanitary advantage in sleeps
ing in a very low temperature, then
people ought to sleep in ice houses in
the .summer time. "The golden
mean" is the best, in this case, as it
is in many other things in life. Don't
go to extremes. Make the bedrooms
of the house pleasant and comforta
ble!, amd keep in mirid these impor
tarit rules : Maintaiu thorough ,veo
tilatfoii day and night. 2. Keep, an
even aud comfortable temperature
daring-sleeping hours. 3. Orjen the
windows and let iri sunshine arid all
the air possible during the day, riot
thercloset , doors so
i 1 . 4liom. hnvA th ! wnpht of
nature's purifyinrocesses' "4lJ At
ghrprovide foTentiTation iniripii
mau W. a Y9ldt iany t drangh ta
upon tne, sleepers, an this connection
we commend to our readers '.the fol-
Xara glad the. barbarous idea. that
it h beathfurto'sleep'ln frigidicold
rooms is beingnbaleiL For my
If Hud le I .recal I a) 1 Uhe, ,d iscomf
fottsy es,! and absol ute? pain t I've en-f
prohdunceai'f sentence1 of perpetua
banishment to theArctic regions ,
aSa.inst the . inhuman monster, , wlu
firetipromuigated.ltiie idea , that Jfris
'uriheaithful ,to sleep with fire." v lf i
fireii8 a ood thing 5 during the da
when our bodies are at a higher ferai
peratju re t jia n d u ri ngsl eepi ng hou rs,
why isn't j ajbetteiljttiipg at night?
People pile! , on, a.hundred weight or
so of bedclothes,! shut doors and win
dows ioprevent the entrance of even
their precautions, what .with having
to breathe .the cold air of the room
and the liability there is of the clothes
8lippibg ofjrthey are not corafortablej
There!is another thing to be consid
ered, heavy CQveririg is weakening;.
Many delicate women and children'
are made weary, by sleeping iiudeij
great quantities of covering. Then, it
has been ; demonstrated time after
time,' in radical reviews, and iri news
papers generally, that pure air is ab
solutely necessary to perfect health.
What sort of air is that which has
been breathed and rebreathed scores
of times during the night ? Have a
fire, and open your windows-an inch'
top and bottom. Instead of laying
in a heavy stock of blankets and com,
fortables, just invest in a stove; the
children can then make their toilets
in their rooms instead of rushing
through the house1 half clad to dress'
by, the kitchen-fire," thereby imped
ing breakfast preparation!. Besides
it jsnk(.ice tp.have .washing; and)
combing going on in. the same room!
and at the same time as cooking: A
fire need not be: keptn the bedrooms;
all day. From eight -iu the morning
until about six iu the evening it
could be dispensed with, and the ex
pense ;and trouble would therefore be
0. tv g . Durr. 'TJudoiiblcdly one
of the most healthful and nourishing
articles of dirt is" oaiwwal. When pro
perly:: cooked ami- eaten with- sugar
and ceaui'ii forms a 'dish'uhicli most
peonie1 relish more than rhe.it for break
fast, and is very. much cheaper. Lie?,
big pjas c.h.emiifti.lly demonsj rated that
da tinea I is almost as uiiM'itious-as the
Vei'v lest Miiirb'sh bee'V and ihatifris
richer than wheaten bread in the ele
ineuls that go lo form bone and mus
c!e. ! Vofessor, IAu bes or iiriburgh,
during qaie iwfinjy yeras,, measured
I he. bread mi aud heght and also test-
I fhestreOgtb of bot barms arid loins;
oj fherudeiiis ot tne Umves'ty a
very numerous class and of various
nalionsiruicH, drawn to EJinbugh by
the fame of his teaching. He found
that in he'ghtr bip.dih-of chest and
sshouider-, noil si-ength of arms and
loins, the Belgians were at the bottom
of the Hst; a litde above them fhe
Kmrlish ; and hioiC"t of all the Scotch,
and Scotch-Irish from Ulster, who,
tike the natives of Scotland, are fed iu
tlieir early: ear' at least' uae meal a
dav of coot oatibeiil pofrde. :
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Taiif Jmst KV' :o. al Bank in Pe
'i ER'sBU ug Gosh Into Liquidition.
Itichmond, Va., Feb'ry 13. The
Commercial National Bank of Peters
burgV has, gOneinto liquidation and is
closing up its affairs as rapidly as pos
sible. .Itscoudition. is said to be sound
and no loss, will result, to any one
This is the last of the national banks
in Petersburg, the two others having
succumbed to the 'crisis of 1873.
..TheisMassachusetts Ploutjhman says :
"We know of no better fertilizer for pot
ted roes than a tablespoouful 'of Peru
vian guano stirred Juto a pailful of water
and this liquid applied-for- watering once
or twice a weekv;.-. . . . ,
: A poor farmer and a. poor man m one
ia Indicated by the- dilapidated and for
lorn conjlitio!f of the farrii' baildingi; A"
thrifty fariuerf oii .tho other hand, will
keep all hU buildings in good repair and
towing sensible-RrrggestioTis by "Linda
H!P died at the age of 94,was thesou.
" u-ianu wnen a boy LeonanU'.
0.&ges heesired, a man
mv the roeeting shouted out,Yoa shut
OR ; yoa were once a barber 'Yaf-m
plied Leonards, but if rotfliari Li'
bie a barberrycwcmTdve beeria
barber still.' r "! 1 u ' t.s
A bright little boy,f who had beerl '
engaged in comUt with another W
some time ago ; was reproved hr hb l!
pinf 1.1,. ..1.1 t . .T':. iTl.,.
win mm ne ought always
tolwait nntil the other boy "pitched
Wn Jiim.'' "Well," explained the?:
little hero, "but if I wait for the other
hoy to begin, I'm 'fraid there won't .
be any fight."
' tei8 while takingdown
W.fla?,esnd ages of her pupils, and
"fltnes of tjiejr parents, at the be
ginning of: the term, and asked one.
little fellow, "What's your father's
name?"-Oh, you needn't takedown"
his name; he's tori old to go to schooV
to a woman," was the reply. ; i V
' Where was Bishop Latimer burn-!"
wl th ilohlli ?' . 1. l . I
, asivcu a teacner in a com
manding voice. 'Joshua knows said
a little girl at the bottom of the class.
'Well said the teacher, 'if Joshua!
knows he may tell.' In the fire re
pHed Joshua, looking very grave and ,
wise. ; .. -
! You told me, sir, that the horse
was entirely without fault, and yet he
is blind The dealer'Jooked blandly
into the irritated Countenance of the
loser y fhe transaction and said' with
charming 'naiwfe, I do not regard
blindness as a fault, sir ; it is a mis
fortune.' - :!- ,
- ?f70U nave an7 excellency, do not
vainly endeavor to display it; let it be
caljed jnto action accidentally. It.will
infallibly be discoyei-edr and much
more to your davahtage. J , JV
Mary, have you given the goldfish ,
fresli water?' 'No, ma'am. What's
the; use? . They haven't drunk up
what's in there yet 'jf
'What men, want is not talent, it is
purpose; in other words, not the pow
er to achieve, but the will to labor.'
A thousand parties of pleasure do
not leave a recollection worth that of
one good action.
Ambition often plays the wrestler's
trick of raising a ' man up merely to
fling him down. " '"'
That which' the fool docs in the end
the. wise man does at the beginning. ..
What is it that a man with two eyes
cannot see with one ? T'other eye. u
Why is the nose put in the middle r
of the face? Because it's the centre.
TnEEL'GTOEsTATE CASE DECXIEX;i
-Yhe'lAlineton case ft he Lee eat&tf Ann.
sMc. a5njngtpn, was concluded at AUxan-:,,
d fa on Tliuisday last in favor of General
Lee. Tiie defendant senteted a niotion for a f
new tiia1. Thejodgtnent of the lower Court
res ores .he entiie estate to General Lee,
andcaMsfof the ejectment of all ' tenants
w b o 1. a v e been in possession since the sale
of the esiSte for taxes in 1863. Among The 1
teuar. the Uniteii States GoTernmcnt od-
copr ng the S'gnal Scvice Preparatory
& hoo! at Fo-t Whipple and the National
Ceme;ery, in which lie the bodies of "15,000 a
Un;oo sold :ei-s. A bill now pending in Con
gress p-o poses that the Nation shall become
by pcrhasc tbejrwJer of the property. Gen- N
eia! Lee it iSid, has no desi-e to disturb ;
the pat 'ot dead or Tegain possession of that ;
rait of the Arlington ebtate which iscomprit- ,
ed in thecemetcrf proper. He has onlrwish-
ed to esiabh'tih his entre property rights, and
is quite wllHdg to surrender that portion of -the
estate or the whole of it to the gorer
merit at a fair valuation. ' This property ftrst
enje into the possession of the United 8tates
through Secretary Stanton, whodeclined to
receive tbe tender of taxes made by North
ern relatives of the owner prior to the sale
oa the groaad that General Robert E. Lee
was a rebel and no relation should be permit
ted to redeem his property. Secretary Stan- f
ton, the Couit'sajs, had no authority to do
this,1 and it is practically upon that act a-
loncthat the whole case terns.
Faimerj lose money by keeping no ac
count of fann operationa; paying no af
tention to the maxim that "a stitch in
tjtna saves nine allowing fences to re--main
unrepaired nntil atraage cattle are
found graxiug in the meadow, grain fields
or urovrsuig on tliafrait trees ; planting
frnit trees without giving the trees the
attention required to make them profit
able, and. many other forms of neglect, j.
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