jU Carolina Watchman,
;ilBtISnED IN THE YEAR 1832, '
- it t PMCE, $1.50 IX ADVANCE.
KKT ADVERTISING RATES.
I fl FEBRUARY 80, 1380. ,
1 month 8 m'a 3 bo's
em's 12 m'a.
i:... fur ;
U Wishes cr w urctuiaff vi gus.
it ootlit9 and bcals the, Blembrcne b
M tangs inflamed and poisoned by
Sldisse, and iprCTeats .the night-
i St iflcuWlo msladr. Jt Is only
UsafT to nave ino remmj,
ffiiLS BALSAM la 1 hat remedy.
fTl)ESPAllt O? KilLIEr, for
li thoash professional aid f;ii!s.
Anent ever Dvocovcrcc.
'mi'9 Carbq'io rnlvo heal turns.
jllnrn't Carbotla S.tZvo cvrr.f corns.
'jliri'$ Carbolic talvo clUija jnin.
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, f A SURE rHEVENTTVE 01?
dffitafriona Diseases Cold's, EoarcpneES,
I'leasant to t7io Taste.
31 i 11 1
Ealieva Dyspepsia and Eiliousness.
TOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
JpSN P. HENRY, CTTTJIA2I & CO
S Colle? Place, ITe-wTork.
For Sale ly T. F. KLUX-TZ, Druggist,
i:jf & i . .
wofd soon spoken, -L
hi jietiij.fueo and pain :
A olilciUiuk once lnoken
jj Apd liever whole agajn.
iiMl V A : ; :
jLTKm. the browa shadow,
I 'Ifpon thtilip a play.
Tlife weal till of EJ Dorado
iCau never bay awav.
A ihaft of siu nutl Sorrow.
H troin heart t heart of love
Aiid 0. the. sad to-morrow.
I liud the no; heaven above !
Oliy should the true-hearted
f fie to its own unkind.
Why fthould sweet love be parted
And scattered to. tire wind I
fO;Hy to all o smiling
I !aVftto. the one ulone
Alt other hearts WguUiiig,
" But thatwe call our own T
0 niysery of loving
! 0 tvillfulj tearful way,
Tliatliiiijers in the sltadow
;Aiid trifles with the day.
' i '. - fhrlafiiii Ttt iMr.
, V. ......... -....v.wy
I I I 4li(Blirroa:li8 iu' the March number
mkt "It iVa fact iu the na-
tel,rthe eounlry that, in the
OOlTIi UiviK, . . a 1 1- 1 I
the West to taiTTthan they do in
m .North aud E:ist. The lienTc nnil claw. I
ifj I mean ferocity, bowie-knives
Bf tImhH-klu; and the tail, I aui loth
Viaeansbras. The West-is windy.
it ? -ii; .. ; A , : -v
t tylrk-froni a passing engine Ignited.
'iOf Cotton, on Hm: nhitnirm of th
,- ifroad i oiT Wednesday, and a
'?ff f others soon caught; but the
"WS cotton was roll off; and the spread
Pi UirtiR JL - . ' , . . ...
i 'r " Penteu, tuoiign a- strong
J1) Jja blowing at the .time. "There
' ?HdcrjlWei excitement, especially
TSjse W remembered the eoufla-
flOtl a few VP.ar iir, nfili liliriiintPfl
iffciil! j- i . o " -o
f-l'lace, and destroyed 1,500 bales of
rpfuu a number of
V. tZ man llnwii onef mmlutlia M-rki-cf
-r mm. V- 4? W ItlllUV 111V
of hia li
I '1 wriiif i. ,-i. . ... si
jj W Mtnbershin to a temperance w
dl W M turned outto be an order for
oouies oi ocer. it is necd-
r n. , nun lIUJ i uiMiuuaitou w as
f iCW I $3.50 5.0 $8.00
S 3.00 ' 4.50 6.25 7.50 18.00
1,4.50 6.00 T.50 11.00 15.00
f 6.00 : T.50 B.OO 13.50 18.00
r I T.50 9.75 11.25 1.50 25.00
ZT i AOj T-25 4 . 25.50 f 40.00
JJj J Ja I 1H.T5 ; 2a.25 I 33.75 Us.75 15.00
pj CoiJs. Ppratsncria. Bronchitis,
: I IS
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A Legend of "West Cheap, London.
I BY GEORGE A1KEX. ' ? J '
Master Hugh Clinton was aiweal-
thy jewellerand did business at the
sign of the .Golden -r Ewer ,in fWest
Cheap, He Jiad ' one fair daughter,
who, from her extreme loveliness, had
gained the distinguishing title bf the
"Fayre Mayde of i West Cheap," j
among the bold archers of Islington,
who were ' composed ' almost entirely J
of 'prentices. Master CHnton; had
also three apprenticed and, naturally
enough they all loved the pretty Ma
rion, the "Fayre Majdc." : 1 ! 1
Two of these apprentices "were stout
fellows enough, comely in person and j
frank in manners. Thesewere Percy
Io veil and Wilfred SImfton.fi But
the third was a small ill-favored youth,
commouly called Dickon, though his
true -name was Richard Wilkins. He
was sl poor boy, whom . Clinton had
given shelter out of charity, andjwho
did the drudgery and menial offices
of the shop. - 1 j
The love that Percy Lovell and
Willfred Shafton both bore the fair
Marion did not destroy their mutual
friendship for each other, for itwas
impossible to say which she favored
as sheldispense'd her smiles equally to
both. Perhaps the maiden diit not
know her own heart sufficient to make
a choice between them. When she
did so their long friendship niiirht
receive -a severe shock, as disappoint
ed love is apt to be bitter. S
Dickon appeared a mere lout, and
they never dreamed of his presump
tuous j hopes, as they would have
deemed them. He was the humblest
amid the humble, bowed to the mer
est beggar and; could no more keep
his cap on in the presence of another
than Shafton could pass by untouched
a cup of good canary. Lovell thought
there was more in him than appeared
upon the surface, and that he had a
proud aud domineering spirit, which
lackcd but the opportunity to display
One day ajstranger called! upon
Master Clinton and desired somejpri-
vate eonverse with him, and the jew-
eler received him in his private office,
"I have journeyed many a long and
wearv mile to meet ybu, said the
stranger, who was a inan of middle
age, with a grave but pleasant face,
looking like, what he was indeed, the
tried and faithful servitor of and an
dent and noble family. "You have in
your keeping certain title-deed?, pew-
els, and other valuable effects belong
ing to the De Lacy fanitiy? i
"I have," answered Clinton,; radi
ly. " What of it ? I do but keep them
uniii me ueu is iuuuu. .
.M.i i. : . t l "
"The heir, I think, is fouwlf re
turned, the visitor. j
"How?" cried Clinton, in surprise.
"Even so," Continued the other,
"and abides, an' I be rightly inform
ed. under your roof." t j
"My roof?" exclaimed Clinton, Ins
surprise iucreiising at this intelligence.
'Yes- is there not a foundling whom
vou liave succored from earliest in-
fanCN ? "
"lhere is " j -
"lie has stamped upon his right
wrist; a red crow ? '
"He has; that is to say, he lias a
reu warK lu HH1" '"""H .
erow in shape, as much as any tiling
'Hejs the heir of the DeLacy ;Cas-
tie,, which has bceu so long nr my 'Nay, to prove even yet more plain
charge, for I am steward there my ly how well I value you he contin
name is Ralph Marriott." Clintojhac- ued, 'it is my purpose, an' it suits
knowledged the introductioii, j and
Marriott proceeded "A ml crow is
the crest of the family, and all its
members bear on their wrists the ap-
pearaiice of such a bird. It is; said
that the custom was derived from some
old superstition that a red crow.isiever
seen hoverinw abnit when any strange
pvont i lifeelv to occur to the family."
"Why, this is passing strange) I'f ex
claimed Cliuton, with a feeling oflawe.
"Fori the last two evenings a bird,
shaped like a crow, but of a crimson
colorj hath been seen fluttering .over
the fields atlslington." ....
"Ha j" cried Ralph, with greai in
tercsti "thfiproves tlie propliecy ii
about to be. fulfil led. A short time
before sunset, say you? I will be
there this even." ; - ; (..
"So shall-1," said Clinton,"with all
div household, including the youth
you spoke of, for the archer of Isling-
ton will contend for the prize & tlie
"Meet me there then' responded
Ralph Marriott, as he arose to take
j his departure. "I; haste to Quaint
the sheriff and then for the red crow." distasteful ; to j many persons. It en
With these words he harried away; raged Shafton1 and Lovell, and filled
leaving Clinton to Lis- reflections,
which f were not altogether pleasant
ones. This was wonderful Informa-H
tion he had received. RichardJ-was
then heir to the treasure in his posses-
sion. ' Much did he marvel how he
would meet his sudden elevationj But
the jeweler jbis 'jmteljigejic
st un welcome for in ist biisffiess '
be had embarked much of the treasure,
and could not in a day recall
something must be done, and speedily,
A project flashed 'through his mind, ' He had resolved to contend for the
and hastened to the workshop in search prize, a daring1 act which he had nev
of Richard, to put it into lexecjution. , er ventured npon before. Both Shaf
He found poor Dickon lleinsound- ton and Lovell refused to shoot with
ly rated by Shafton, for having care- him ; and when Richard, in his speen,
lessly Jbroken a new bow1 wliicfr he ' vented a sarcasm on Liovell's blighted
had procured to win the silver arrow hopes, and pointed significantly to
that evening upon the green at Is-
"What means all this oitcry?'f ex-; was obliged to interfere to restore
claimed Clinton ; "why do you speak peace. Richard Wilkins never for
so angrily to poor Richarci? He is a gave or forgot that blow,
very good and trusty gentleman.) j When quiet was restored Clinton
"Gentleman !".; echoed Shafton and , was annoyed to see the sherhTand his
Lovell, in the deepest surprise.
theirSurprise did not eual
poor Richard himself.
"To your work, lads? continued
Clinton, "and for the future
ber 1 shall expect to see my!
Richard Wilkius treated with
Shafton and-Lovell reslimed their
work, marvelling strangely at these
words, and their prevailing Opinion
was that Master Clinton! had gone
mad. Master Clinton placed two stools
and graciously begged Richard to be
seated, who stared at hini 111 stupid
amazement, aml.seemed iearfu of tak
ing such, a liberty, in lus master s pres-
ence. Ilie jeweler lorce him, good
naturedly, to sit down, and then
drew his stool beside him. the two
'prentices bhaiton and Ldvcl strain-
ed their ears at their work,; curious
to know the purport of tins singular
"ltichard," began Mas
in a Very friendly and con
manner, "I have ever been
friend to you even from
When a poor foundling without food
or raiment, Providence guided you to
my dwelling. To prove I to you still
further how deep is the anxiety I feel
to promote your welfare,
give you a share in business, for T am
old and feeble, and cannot much longer
endure tue cares ana anxieties oi
business" Richard started wildly to
his feet at this, and then kank down
utterly . bewildered and amazed ; by
this unexpected good fortune, while
Shafton and Lovell suspended I their
work in their astonishment.
Master Clinton resumed j: :
'I have long marked ypnr merit,
your zealous endeavors to please, with
approbation, and have now resolved
j lo Pove niy wish ior your aovaucu-
. n : 1
ment. bat say you, Kichard how
like you my proposal?'
'Lo ! I am in a maze
i . -
la id ream !'
Master Clinton chuckled to himself
at me success oi ins project; out ne
I .r1 . f I 'a ' Ij.-i. 1.
must bind the heir of Dd
closer to his interests.
y0Ur wishes, to give you in marriage
I my only child Marion.'
Richard started to his feet! excited
'Marion! the fair maid of jCheap?'
I Even so answered Clinton,1
rising; 'what say you? Will; not this
I cement our mutual interest?'
'O, this is marvellous!' cried poor
Richard, overwhelmed by these un
expected favors. 'Good master, I jU now
you do but jest with your poor ser
vant j but now e'en jecrring has: gone
too far, let me retire.' V j 1 I
'Hold!' cried Clinton, restraining
him. and raising his voice to attract
the attention of Shafton" and Lovell,
little dreaming what keen listeners
they had been all the time; 'I do" not i
jest, I speak in sober serious noo!l ; to-
"morrow's sunj if you so please it, shall
light you to your nuptials, Shafton,
Lovell, I take you both to witness
Richard Wilkins" shall j wed the fair
maid of West .Cheap l'f
, As might be expectid, this sudden
determination j of plaster Clinton was
the breast of the fair Marion with dis-
, may. j She dared np openly rebel
against : her father's expressed wish,
ibutshe revived Richard's attentions
with a frigidity that galled him to the
There was a'merry iarty assembled
ton to see the archers slioot, and among
them came Master Clinton, and Ma-
rion, and Richard aebmpauying her
as her! accepted suiter.
Marion, the enraged 'prentice struck
him in theLface, and Master Clinton
attendants approaching. He foresaw
that all would: be discovered, and he
congratulated himself jripon the steps
he had taken to secure Richard s good
'Master Clinton,' said the sheriff, as
he drew near, 'we have at last discov-
' ercd the long-lost heir of the De Lacy
Where is one Richard Wil-
I am so called answered Richard,
'You are a-foundling, and have
marked on your right wrist a red swiftly in the air, when a second ar
crow?' row, sent by Lovcli, witli a better aim,
'I have.' I
'And we have other proofs contin
ued the sheriff 'Be it known to all
men, that he, usually called Richard
Wilkins, is Richard De Lacy heir of
De Lacy baroiiy, estates and treasure.'
A general shout of surprise greeted
this strand announcement. Richard
nnA likA mm stnnefied.
'Sneak, sir. do vou hear these clad-
nJntii.Mr Continued the sheriff
Richard raised his head proudly
,i i . f cwi-11
with his new-found greatness.
'Yes, I heaH' he cried exultingly.
'Now away with paltry evasion and
deceit away with the assumed char
acter ojf years-f-fbr I I am ha, ha,
i ha ! the De Lacy Baron !' He con-
' fronted Clinton insolently. 'Soh, mas-
ter Vou would, knowing the secret,
. .VPfi nxpto vour d an r liter : na, na, nas
W11 'find a inethod of crettinsr her
tipon easier terms'! See that by noon
j to-morrow alii those jewels and coined
,m)ney which! you hold of mine be
paid to yonder sheriff ! else, mayhap,
! nnlpr of i Newcate prison may
. : . , ! J.. i.:..
have to tend upou your worsnn.
'Is this yorir gratitude for years of
1 protection ?' Clinton asked, indi
'Gratitude V sneered Richard. 'Ila,
! what s tliat? i! know not the
meaning of the word ; my passion is
revenue! Yes, yes, now shall the
treasured remembrance of every sneer,
fir liaiiterinrr word, or slight, or con
I ! -
. . , - i gcanned
rendered bacik with goodly interest.
He walked up to Shafton, whose face
displayed a broad grin, and cried,
hoarsely and Vehemently, 'Out of my
! path, sirah! Would ye keep the sun-
iVom a nobleman ?'
Tliro rns a nommotion amontr the
archers' whose! eyes were turned sky
ward, and a confused murmur of 'The
red' crow! The red crow!" Ami
hn slionfVnsked the raeanincrof 1
V ilVti ,ev w - - w
this outcry, a bowman told him that
a strange birdj shaped like a crow, but
of crimson hue, had been seen for the
A-rnirirrs fl villi? over the mead-
ows. and it was coming: then.
'I have heard of this !' exclaimed
the sheriff; 'tlie owner is connected
witli the De Lacv family, and the
prophecy runi thus :
When a red crow meets thine eye,
Then the castle's he irj is nigh ;
V When a red erow falls to ground,
" r Theu the castluV heir Lrfouud."
Arid is not this explained r cried
Hichard, eagerly. 'Ijapi the castle's
see yonder flies the red
I A bird of bright crimson color, and
not; unlike a crow Jn shape, hovered .
for a moment over the heads of the last time. It is not alone kissing the
spectators, and then settled down and dead that gives yon this strange, pain,
perched upon the target. All gazed You feel it when you have looked the
Upon it in awe, and a general murmur . 'ast time on some scene that you have
went forth of 'Hail to the Baron 4e loved when you stand in some quiet
Lacy l' - J city street where you will never stand
fi At this j juncture of affairs Ralph again v The actor playing his part for
Marriott pushed his way through the die last time; the singer whose voice
gaping throng and gained the sheriff's ' is hopelessly cracked, and who after
side. ; j this once will never stand before the
Ji 'Koble sir,' he exclaimed, 'there has, sea of. npturued ; faces disputing the
been some strange mistake committed plaudits with fresher voices and fair
here ! Richard Wilkins is not the heir er forms, the minister who has preach
tjdi the DeLacy estalc't H listened t4 his lastBermothese all know the
with astonishment. 'Within the hourl ' bitterness of the two words "never
have discovered his parents,' continu- J again." We put away our childish
ed Ralph ; 'they are poor and needy toys with an old headache. We; are
people residing at village the of Hogs- j too old to walk any longer on stilts "
den. 1 he red mark on his wrist in .
not a crow, but the scar of a burn re
ceived in infancy. We must seek fur
ther for the rightful heir.'
j 'Liar !' cried Richard, aghast at the
prospect of so soon losing his new
found greatness. I am he! this no-
ble sheriff hath announced it, and fate
itself ratifies the decree, for, behold,
the ; prophecy is accomplished there ,
is the red crow!'
: He pointed triumphantly to where ;
the strange bird still perched upon
the target. But Ralph Marriott was
; 'All this is vain,' he said. 'It is
clearly proved that you are not the
real De Lacy, nor will the prophecy
be accomplished untri the crow falls.'
Richard snatched up a bow aud ar
row and aiming the shaft, exclaimed, !
'Then the bird shall perish now
I hPn lird chill noriu h nnvvl '
launchcKl it at the red crow. But the
arrow went wide of the mark, and the
bird, scared from its perch was rising
transfixed it, and brought it to the
ground. One part of the prophecy
was fulfilled the crow had fallen to
'Why have you done this, young
man?' asked Marrott, surveying Lov-
'Faith !' answered Lovell, 'I w
anxious to verify the prophecy. There
the red crow down, and here is an
other.' He stripped up his sleeve
and hoxved a red crow stamped upon
'Thou art the De Lacy heir!' cried
4 You!' exclaimed Clinton. 'Why,
methought the Bible scribe of Pater
noster Row, was your parent?'
'So, indeed, do many think an
swered Lovell; 'but it is not so. It
is not so. It was but charity that
bade him nurture me, and not paren
tal love. How the crow comes upon
my wrist I cannot tell.'
fBut I can answered Marriott.
'When the deceased Lord De Lacy
was forced by untoward circumstances
to throw lus infant son upon the
world, he so that in future time the
infant might be recognized did on
his wrist stamp the emblem of the
family a crimson bird, like to a
'then I am the De Lacy baron;"
cried Lovell, joyfully. 'And thou,
Marion, shalt be my baroness. Say,
Master Clinton, shall it be so?'
The jewelers eyes glistened; here
was the fulfillment of his scheme,
with but a change of bridegroom.
What says my child V asked Clin
Nay, father answered the 'layre
. Ujde of West Cheap modestly and
jemurcVj an ;t be tny wjsh I shall
not gainsay it.'
! We thought that Chicago was ahead on
wheat, pork, provisions and divorces, but
now she turns up as something of a lumber
market also. Her total receipts of lumber
during 1879 were 1,467,720,000. The in
crease for tlie year was 2o per cent., or
about 300,000,000 feet. The. soles in 1878
were 1,273,000,000 feet at sat i factory prices.
A billion and a half feet of lumber for
one! town at booming prices is an item, giv
in"us some notion of the immense business
nf tiiU rrMi rnimtrv of ours. We know
not one half about ourselves liahiyk Ohser
! The patriotic owner of the Gettysburg
battlefield is determined that he shall not
be ikuored. He has a claim before the
Congressional committee; for the rent of
theround while the battle was being
fouMit. It has not yet bejeii allowed, and
hU loyal soal is much exercised thereat.
For the Last Time.
There is a touch of pathos about
doing even the simnlest thinr for Ka
too tall to nlav marbles on the side-
walk Yet there was a pang when
we 'thought that we had played with
our merry things for the last time, and
life's serious grown up work was wait
ing for 11s. Now we do not want the
lost back. Life has larger and other
playthings for us. May it not be that
tnese too, shall seem in the light of
some far-off day as the boyish games
seem to our manhood, and we shall
learn that the death is but the open-
lng lnto the land of promise?
The Right Sort.
The man who "runs a farm" wants
a suitable wife as a partner in the
work. The bloomimr and beautiful
young lady, rose-cheeked and bright
eyed, who can darn a stocking, mend
PlS aml .kfttlf ft the pigs, milk
tue cows and be a lady all the time, is
the girl that sensible young men are
inquest of for a wife. Butyourpin
iniug, wasp-waisted, doll-dressed, con
ing, novel-devouring daughters of
idleness, are no more fit for matrimo
ny than a pullet to look after a brood
of fourteen chickens. The truth is,
my dear young girls, you want less of
restraint and more liberty of action ;
more kitchen and less parlor; more ex
ercise and less piano ; more frankness
and less mock modesty. Loosen your
corsets ana breathe the pure atrnos
phere, and become something as good
and beautiful as nature designed.
The London Building News says
that the extraordinary demand for
Italian marble has raised a question
as to how long the quarries are likely
to hold out. According to a report o
W ft V
the trench jreolosical commission
there yet remains a considerable sur
face and depth of the true Pentelican
marble untouched, but no specific
statements are given on-this heap. At
Carrara a dreadful waste of marble
At.. 1 3
goes on. A late traveler was assurea
on the spot that hundreds of tons are
needlessly thrown away through sheer
carelessness and clumsiness of work
men. Much of this exquisit material
is removed in enormous masses for the
decoration of commonplace edifices.-r-
The Italians are at length becoming
alive to this. The quarries have been
worked almost without intermission
since the days of the Roman emperors.
A little community of sculptors is es
tablished around the quarries, and
the artists chisel is plied almost side
by side .with the marble mason's saw.
The marble goes everywhere.
The humble man, though surround
ed with the scorn and reproach of the
world, is still in peace for the abili
ty of his peace resteth not upon the
world, but upon God. Kempis.
The bed of death brings every hu
man to his pure individuality. Web'
A Noble Piece of EroquESE. Mr,
James Barren Hope, the poet editor of the j
Norfolk (Va.) LtiuJmarl; in noting the fact
that Gov. Vance had consented to deliver
in Washington City his address on "The
Scattered Nation," for the benefit of an
Episcopal church in Montgomery county,
this btate. says unuer .
We have had the pleasure of hearing bis
masterly composition, and can say wiUout
the: least affectation hat n pround
. .1.. .U... Iiuollnn-
thought, curious imoru.at.uu, ju3b
and Ioftveloquence,it isunsurj
passed by any
thin" we have ever listened to, at any time.
or from any . orator. The people of Wash
ington wilt do well to hear the Senator ia
his groat speech ou a great people,"
The Press and Its Functions
Mr.Websterin a'most remarkable speech de-
livered at Worcester, Massachusetts, where-, ' i
in be exhorted the people against executive , ,
usurpation, tises the following strikbjgjaa- .
guage with reference to the exercise of mas- v
tery over the free press of, the Country by
7 la ail popular goTeraments a free press ,(
is the most important of all agents and in
struments. . It ,rnot only expresses publw ,
opinion, but, to a Tery great degree, contrib- t
uies to lorm tnat opinion. , It is an engine
for good or eTil, it may be directed, but ;, ;
an engine of which nothing can resist the .';
force. The conductors of the urcss - in tk- .
ular gorernments occupy a place in the so
cial and political system of the very highest
conseqaeBe.'They '.wear the.rcnaracter of
rnil-vTT. tTulraXM rpi.:.' .i.:i X ' "
uu.kvi. iiicii umij isuurs ucur
directly on the intelHgence," thelnonl the -taste
and thapublic spirit of the country.
Not only are they journalists, recording po- .
ltical occurrences, but they discuss princt-
pies, iney comment omneasurcs, . they can- ,
vass character, they hold a power over tlie
reputation, the feelings, the happinessi of ' -individuals.
: ' " I
' l : , . :-- : , 7 v.- 1
"The public ear is always open to their
addresses, the public sympathy easily made' '
responsive to their sentiments. -t : .
"It is, indeed, sir, a distinction of high
honor,ffarf theirU u the only profession etprtt- .
ly protected and guarded ly constUut(onalair ',
aetments. Their employment soars sojiigh, in
its general consequences, it is so' intimately
connected with the public happiness, , that
its security is provided for, by the funda- '
mental law. While it acts in a manner
worthy of this distinction, the press" is a '
fountain of light and a source of gladden-
mg warmth. It instructs the public mind
and animates the spirit ofrpatriotism. Its '
loud voice suppresses everything which '
would raise itself against tlie public liberty;
and its blasting rebuke causes incipient des
potism to perish in the bud. ; ' -
"But remember, sir, that these are the at-'
tributes of a free press only. And is a press
that is purchased or pensioned Jndre free
than a press that is fettered ? Can the ped-''
pie look for truths to partial sources, wheth- .
er rendered partial through fear or through
favor ? Why shall not amanacled 'preskl.
be trusted with the maintenance and1
defense of popular rights! Because it fa'
supposed to be under the influence of s'
power which may prove greater than the
love of truth. Such a press may ' scorn
abuses in government," or be silent. It may
fear to speak." - -
Too much of a good Thing.
At a party of young people in Paris, the
conversation happened to turn on the sub
ject of kissing, and the question was pro
pounded whe of the young nfen present
couldboast .of having given or being able
to give "his girl" the most kisses. Various
were the replies this question brought out.
Finally a young man and the girl to whom
he was betrothed bet 200 francs that they
could kiss 10,000 times! in ten hourspro
viding they would be allowed totake an.
occasional glass of wine 44 bet ween." Two
persons were appointed a committee to
count the number of kisses, and the work,
began. During the second hour the kisses
were not nearly as numerous, for the com
mittee only counted 1,000. After the third
hour, during which they managed to score
but 750, further operations were brought to
a sudden standstill. The lips of the young
man were seized with a cramp, and he wis
carried off in a fainting condition. I-The
girl, a few days later, was stricken with
brain fever which nearly carried her off to
aland where kissing is unknown. When
the people who had'won the bet demanded
their money the parents of the girl refud
to pay her share of it. . The matter was
then taken to the courts, and there it was
decided that the bet must be paid. :
The Sanctity of Marriage. -The re
cent encyclical of Pope Leo XHFagainst
divorce is apparently exciting a profound
reactionary sentiment in favor of the in
dissoluble sanctity of marriage 1 through
out the entire Christian world. Several
eminent Protestant-divines of different
denominations indorse its positions stren- -uonsly,
and Pere Hyacinthe stoutly advo
cates it. "Marriage," he eloquently and
truly says, '-is the full and perfect' union
of man and woman. Ideal marriages are
rare, even impossible. Nevertheless we
must strive to tend toward the Ideal mar
riage. This should imply loye'and puri
ty as twin flowers upon oiio stem. AIl
truo love hopes and promiMsa eternity.
Clearly, theu, indissolubility is the law of
human nature. Unity or monogamy, des-
pite the corruptions oi oau ajjiko huh iup
degradation of lower civilizations, is also
J a natnral law. It is necessary to the dig
fnitv of woman and inseparable from mar
The AshevIIlo Citizen : -In conversa
tion with Mr. Best, he assured lis that
if his proposition was accepted by the
Legislature lie would at onco move bis
, Asheville, and that this place
t J headquarters of
, a,,upli,h what I,e
the plaeinfi on
- .-. 4W5ll forced ! and this
- , v-o.-- - : " J ,
he would necessarily ha vo to do at oncf.
It is-his intention to lose no time ill the
mmt ntion of tlie work, should it Ixi
placed In his hands, ! .