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..IP YOU .WISH ;
Your Watches and
Ken.!, "i . - lUKt oRwin;iMaciine8,&c,
iP-i Rd!enn,-Salisbury, N. C.
BT CIIRI8TIAK RXID.
I park is the -night and rongb the way
"' Seemeth to me,!
nWeary I grovr and scarce can pray,
; Fathejr to Thee.!
0 lead my faltering steps aright 1
Orer the wild, U
Speak thro1 the fierce and stormy: nightr
Unto thy child, i
! . : : - :.. I : '
Only Thy gracious word and will I '
i - :' c . I seek to know, j v ' .
. . ; While here below.
Only for strength to bear the cross
' V Thon.-tooyhast borne,
Only for earthly grief and loss ,
" ' "Never to mourn.
Only to lift my eyes above;:; V"
i ! - t - In every pain, j "
Only to feel Thy bounteous love I
Wash, out all stain,
Only to bear in tniud that earth ;
j Passeth away, !
Only, forgetting joy and mirth, i r
i- . To watch and pray.
-. -i- j
I seek to kneel and bend my head
i Under Thy rod;! ;,
Bat Thoa mast tarn this heart of lead
l To Thee, my God !
Vainly I strive to drink Thy cup-M-;
Earth binds me fast :
fcaviour, in mercy lift me up '
To Thee at last I
1 "It Might Have Been.
t A Southern prisoner of war at: Camp
Chaee, pining of sickness in the Hospital
of that station for some time, and jconfid
ing to his friend and fellow-captive, Col.
W. T. Hawkins, of Teunessee, that lie
was heavy of heart because his affianced
bride in Nashville did not write to him,
died jiidt before the ahival of a letter in
which the lady curtly broke the engage
ment. Col. Hawkins had been .requested
by his dying comrade to open any epistle
which might come to him thereafter, and
upon reading the letter in question, penn
ed the following answer:
! air FRIEND.
Your letter, lady, came too late.
I For Heaven had claimed its own;:
Ah ! sudden clmnge from prison bars
I Into the great white throne ! j
Aud yet I think he would have stayed
! To lire for his disdain . ;
Could he have read the careless words
; Which you have sent in vain.
'l - - !
So full of patience did he wait j
f Through many a weary hour, . h . ..
That o'er his simple soldier faith j .
'! Not even death had power.
And yon ! did others whisper low j
! Their homage in your ear,
As though amongst their shallow throng
') His spirit had a peer t j
f would that you were by me now, I
' To draw the sheet aside,
Aud see how pure the look he woreL
i The moment when he died.
The sorrow that you gave to him '
1 Had left its weary trace j J
As 'twere the shadow of the Cross
Upon his pallid face. "j t "
i - ' I !
"Her love," he said, "could changer for
mo - ! J
The winter's ?old to spriug."
Ah, trust of fickle maiden's love,
1 lion art a bitter tiling ;
For when these valleys, bright in May,
I Once more with blossoms wave, j
The Northern violets shall grow ,
j Above his lonely grave j
Your dole of scanty words had been
Unt one more pang to bear,
For him who kissed unto the last j
Your tress of golden hair,
I did not put it where he said,
For when the anrels come
I would not have them find the sigil
) Of falsehood in the tomb.
I've read yonr letter and I know, j
I he wiles that yon had wrou-:hi.
To win that noble heart of his
And gained it cruel thought! ;
What lavish wealth men sometimes give
i Fer what is worthless jill ;
What manly bosom r beat for truth
j In folly's falsest thrall.
You shall not pity him, for now -1
His sorrow has had an end : I
Yet would that you could stand with me
t Beside my fallen friend.
And I forgivelyou for his sake, j .
1 As he if it be given j
Xlay e'en be pleading grace for you
Before the court of heaven. . .1 '
To-night the cold winds whistle by,
' As I my Virgil keep j.
Within the prison dead-hoase, where
pFew mourners come to weep, . i
A rude paint coffin holds his form,
f uut death exalts ins lace,
And I would rather see him thus
,Than clasped in your embrace
To-night yonr home may j shino with
i . lights, i -: r
j And ring with merry song,
And you be smiling as your soul
t Had done no deadlr wronrr.
Your hand so fair that none would think
It Denned these words of pain;
Your skin so white--wouid God yonr
j Were half so free from stain.
I'd rather be my comrade dead
t Than yon in life supreme,
For yonrs, the sinner's waking dread,
And Ins the martyrs dream.
Whom "serve we in this life, we serve
f In that which is to come.
He chose his way ; yon yours ; let God
j Pronounce the fitting doom ! . j -
j "We don't want all this, we -don't want
it." said an attorney to a voluble old lady
oii the witness-stand, 'it is'lrrelevsn;!' But
the witness paid no heed,, and talked on,
finishing with, VThcre, youVe got it wheth
er you want it or not, und it isn't irrpyprcnt,
eifher." . 1 '
Rowan County Teachers Associa
tion. The Association met according adjourn
ment, Pres. Wilborn in the diair. All
the members were present except J. F.
Beatty, of Gold Hill, t - - !
Bev. H. M. Brown, of Franklin Acade
my, W. A. Thomasda, of Unity, and G.
A. Green, of Scotch Irish, were elected to
Active membership. Messrs. O. D. Da
vis, County Examiner, and T. F. Klnttz,
were elected Honorary Members.
The Executive Committee reported top
ics for discussion, for March, 12th, as fol
lows: - ' " V r : '.r r
1. The Best Mode of Teaching Spelling:
Leaders, Messrs. Davis and Moser. j
2. How to secure a better attendance
Of pttpils at School : Leaders, Messrs. Wil
born and Brown. . Z "l '
iMr. -McNeill, Committee -in the JJemo-'
riatto the LegislatnTe, repvrted :perfor
mance of duty, and was discharged. r
The Topics for the day, vir, -TIie; Best
Method of Teaching English Grammar,"
and "The Characteristics of the Model
Teacher," were then taken np and dis
cussed by the Leaders ; and other mem
From the query Box, several queries
were disenssed at length, to the mutual
eutertaiument and improvement of the
Association. j - I
. (This is one of the most valuable fea
tures of the organization, as any teacher'
may introduce, iuedgnito, any query he
desires to have answered, and thus ob
tain the views of each member thereon.
The queries may be on any subject con
nected with School work.)
Under the head of new business, "The
North Carolina Educational journal" was
adopted as the Organ of the Association.
On motion, Vice President Moser iu
the chair, a committee Of three, consist
ing of Messrs. .Wilborw, McNeill! and
Brown, were appointed to consider the
expediency of holding a Teachers' Insti
tute in this County during the summer
to consult with the Board of County Com
missioners and the County Examiner, and
to correspond with the Agent of the Pea
body Fund on this subject.
The Secretary was ordered to furnish a
synopsis of the meeting to the Watchman
and the N. C. Educational Journal. Af
ter some other business, the Association
adjourned to meet in Salisbury, March
12th, 1831. W. A. Wilbork, Pres.
Feb. 12th. , G. li. McNKiixSec.
Washington Letter. " "
Several Congressional Scenes But Little
Legislation Some reasons Why Congress
men are Sick and Unfit for Work.
(From Our Regular Correspondent.) j
Wasiiixgto, D.C., Feb. 12, 181.
rfci8 weck'has not been eventful from
a National legislative point of view, j but
we have had a scene in the Senate in
which Senator Coukling and Butler acted
and two scenes iu the House, in one of
which Messrs. Blackburn and Frye- were
principals, and in the other Messrs. jCox
and Reagan held the leading roles. I had
almost omitted to mention the monoto
nous ceremony on counting and declaring
the electoral vote. But little busiuess
has been transacted ; the Senate,; the
House and the committees of both- are
behind with their work. If the truth must
be told, the National Congress is dissipa
ted. There are too many wild young
members from the country, and too many
festive old rakes from the city in the
Honse and in the Senate. If it were pos
sible to get the" essence of candor from
these gentlemen, they would confess that
their main object here in Washington is
not to transact busiuess for 50,000,000
people, but to have a good time j that
they regard the work of committees and
congressional sessions very much; as
thoughtless boys do the confinement of
the school room. This is the way alone
in which so much absenteeism can be ac
counted for, and the reason why mem
bers and senators are listless, rick
and unfit for work may be explained,
nine times in ten, by the fact that they
have spent the previous night iu i de
bauchery, or in what is not much less
hurtful, social dissipation. The experi
ence of the reader will bear me out in the
assertion that an average man over thir
ty cannot dance all night and be fit for
work the next day ; neither can he eat,
drink, and carouse at saloons, brothels,
gambling houses, or political symposia,
and have a clear head for legislative work.
If tbo average member of Congress is
none too bright at best, what must he be
when worn out and fuddled ! Debauch
ery and social dissipation is prevalent iu
official and political life to a deplorable
extent in Washington. I do not say that
it is worse than it has been, or that it is
increasing. I do not know. Unfortunate
ly we have, and can have,- no statistics.
I only know that it is bad, and that
have not overdrawn the' picture. !
During the next four weeks, there j will
be iu this city representatives front al
most every section of the country. They;
will admire the b. auty of the streets, ave
nnes, parks, statues, and pnblie buildings
and they will go home with the impres
sion that the National Capital is a city of
surpassingclcanliness and loveliness. ! The
police force has been doubled, and every
effort will be put forth to give the rbest
impression. - But all that glitters is! not
gold. Surrounding the marble palaces
that the government has built are numer
ous drinking saloons, and in no city of
the Union are the haunts of debauchery
so splendid and so prosperous. C. A. S.
No man whatever believes, or can bejieve,
exactly what bis grandfather believed.
CarlyU. ' ' " ' " " "' ' !V" '
' (Regular Correspondence.)
PABis,FBAifCE, Jan. Slat, 1881.
To-morrow will inaugurate a new era in
the history of French art and artists, to
whom the present Government of the Re
public, true to itr advanced political prin
ciples, is about to confide the organization
and management of the Exhibition of works
of art for the year 1881. In virtue of a cir
cular issued 'a few days ago by Mr. Julis
Ferry, all painters, sculptors, etchers, and
architects of French nationality having al
ready exhibited works in: a "Salon" are re
quired to assemble at the Ministry of Fine
Arts, on the 1 2th instant, or the purpose of
electing a committee of ninetjr from among
their own members, which 'committee, in
conceit with the department in question,
will regulate the conditions 4 be observed
Vy artists desiring to exblbit their preduc
tioas at the proximate ("Salon." -French
Governments during the present century, no
matter of what political denomination, have
One and alt evinced a laudable disposition to
patronize and encourage the Fine Arts, but
they have also been by no means charry of
exercising those rights of control and inter
ference which they assumed to themselves
as a logical consequence of State patronage.
To the latest of French Republics belongs
the merit of having emancipated itself from
official traditions in this regard, and taken
the initiative in enabling the artists of France
to constitute themselvesf a self-governing
body. The results of this courageous demo
cratic experiment will be awaited with live
ly interest by the votaries of art in every
The Citoyenna" Louise Michel seems to
have hit upon a very ingenious plan for rais
ing money for the assistance of her amnes
tied friends in the present severe season.
She offers an interview at her home, and a
poem written in her early youth, to these
representatives of the Reactionary journals
who wish to interview her at the rate of
twelve dollars per head.
A writer of the
Gaulois -relates that he,
Louise Michel at her word! and was well re
ceived, having an interesting hours' conver
sation with her. She explained that, her
mother being ill, she could not spend her
evenings out, and that she had devised this
scheme for raisingfuhds for the" Amnesties."
In reply to various questions, Louise Michel
stated that she was an Anarchist, and that
she approved ef Filix Pyat's regicide theo-;
ries. She had, however, never hinted at the
advisability of assassinating M. Gamsettain
the. words attributed to her, "Quands le
eoehons saaCgras on lq She was ah
Atheist, because she had remarked that all
tyrannies proceeded from the idea of God's
eternal rewards. So Catholic, however, had
she been that, in her childhood, she would
gladly have become a sister of mercy : a re
mark which led to an exclamation of regret
from her mother that she had prevented her
from taking this step. The verses supplied
by the "Citeyenne" to her interlocutor, and
also published in the Gaulois consist of a
short poem on St. J ust, not without some
The letter addressed by Cardinal Guibert,
Archbishep of Paris, to the members of the
Chamber of Deputies, in which the Probate
maintains that it would be wrong to include
the "seminaristes," of young men studying
for the priesthood, in the present system ef
compulsory military service, is commented
upon to-day by the organs of the various
parties. The Raypel, in an article on the
subject, argues that it would only be fair to
the young men to let them see a little of the
world before adopting a vocation that they
cannot discard. Their training, under pres
ent conditions, amounts to an "intellectual
sequestration," and it is but right that they
should be in a position to chose with their
eyes open. If, after leaving their regiment,
they still elect for the church, well and
good. There is a great deal of sound sense
in the RappeCs remarks, though they are
probably dictated rather by hostility to the
Church than by any special solisitude for
the fate of the seminaristcs. C. A. S.
Josh Billings remarks : "The only way to
git thru this world and eskape censure and
abuse iz to take the back road. You kant
travel the main turnpike and do it."
Every man's experience of to-day is that
he was a fool yesterday, and the day before
yesterday. To-morrow he will most likely
be exactly of the same opinion. Mackay,
"The last thing I should want to do would
be to die," said a girl, to her lover. uWell
my darline," he replied, "I promise that it
shall be the very last thing you'll do," and
she felt comforted.
"Why, Franky," exclaimed a mother, who
was taking dinner at a neighbour's, I nev
er knew you to ask for a second piece of pic
at heme !" "Cause I knew 'twant no use,"
mumbled Franky, as he crammed his mouth
with the "second piece."
It took Sir Isaac Newton less than three
years to thoroughly digest tlie principle of
gravitation, while an Indiana farmer has
spent eleven years in trying to find out why
a cow never kicks until the pail is two-thirds
Simeon adopted the following rules for
the conduct of his life : lt To hear as little
as possible of whatever is : t the prejudice
of others. 2. TO believe nothinsr of the
kind till I "au absolutely forced to. 3.
Never to drink in the spirit of one who cir
culatcsan ill report. 4. Always to mod
erate the unkindness which is expressed
towards others. 5. Always to believe that
if the other side were heard a different ac-
count would be given of the matter.
The Art of Heading-.
Reading, as an art, might almost bo tam
ed nhe art ;" for while it will compare with
any of its sister arts in affording entertain
ment to the narrowest circle of themost cul
tivated, it can most readily and constantly
bring the aesthetics! pleasures of life to the
million. Poescy alone rivals painting and
sculpture, and in all contests for supremacy
disputes the palm with these and all comers:
but poetry, if well rendered by the elocu
tionist, takes to itself increased charms, and
thus reading exalts itself to tbe'ehief place.
Imagine the vast increase of real refined en
joyment thrown upon mankind if good read
ers were multiplied a thousand fold.;
a Dickens, a Yandenboff, a Jledain. Scott-
Siddons, throw the charm. of the-ertof retiU
ing around the English , elassicsadmiring
thousands hang entranced upon the "words,
and we bejnnto realize what reading is as
an art. Unfortunately, for the most part, in
our schools reading is taught as a mechani
cal operation rather than an art, and hence
the results are what might be j expected
unsatisfactory. The smallness of the num
ber of good readers has often been remark
ed with surprise by those who hav espoken or
written upon the subject, but the above ex
planation readily accounts for; the melan
choly fact. After students have learned to
pronounce the words accurately of their
reading books, then, instead of giving place
to other subjects, the Reading Class should
have chief place in the recitation room.
Good reading need not be so rare an accom
plishment, for with ordinary application,
under proper direction, nine-tenths of stu
dents might become good readers. Ret. N.
i The Cultivation of the j Voice.
Generally, the cultivation of the voicej
Which is an essential part of the curriculum
of study, is left to the desultory efforts of the
student in his own room, instead of placing
the exercises necessary to improve the voice
on the time-table as properly belonging to
the lccture'toom. True, the noise arising
from a class properly drilled might offend
delicate nerves, but the beneficial results
would more than compensate for any seem
ing irregularities in the class-room. Be
sides, scholars enjoy noise to them a play,
where quietness is enforced, has no charms.
Now, this tendency to boistcrousness needs
but the guiding mind of the trainer to har
p es4. it into real service. The use of the
voice on the playground is to be encouraged,
for it tends to health, but in the class-room,
under the skilled t:acher, it tends to both
health and good elocution. One may have
a good voice naturally, but only by proper
training can it be made to do its work effi
ciently in reading or speaking. By all means
let the voice of students be carefully trained
for the practical work of life.-ife. N. Burns.
; A respectable, elderly lady patient went
to London to consult the very highest au
thority about her dyspepsia and its accom
panying ailments. She waited very pa
iiently for her turn, entered the arful pres
ence, told her pitiful story, put out her fur
red and creased tongne.
The doctor listened and said : "Urn t ah 1
ves, just sol" Then he looked profoundly,
"Now, doctor, what shall I do ? I have
tried everything, and nothing does me any
good. Can you do anything to help me?"
! "Yes, madam ; you must eat slower."
i She waited for her prescription, but the
doctor did not write; and was evidently
expecting her to go. He thought she
might be hard of hearing, and spoke loud
er, "Eat slower."
By an involuntary, but slight movement
of his right hand she saw there was noth
ing to do but pay the fee. The two ginueas
dropped, and she sadly left his presence.
Two guineas for two words I But they
are richly worth the money. "Eat slower"
is very wise and very important counsel.
There is a time for everything and as eat
ing is one of the msst important things of
our moral life, the time we take to do it
rightly is of very great importance.
. Life is very critical. Any word may be
our last. Any farewell, even amid glee and
merriment, may bo forever. If this truth
but burned into our consciences, and if it
ruled as a deep conviction and real power
in our lives, would it not give a new mean
ing to our human relationship? Would it
not make us far more tender than we some
times are ? Would it not often put a rein
on our rash and impetuous speech?
Would we carry in our hearts the miserable
suspicions and jealousies that now so often
embitter the fountain of our lives?
Would we be so impatient of the faults of
others? Would we allow trivial misunder
standings to build up a wall between us
and those who ought to stand very close to
us ? Would we keep alive petty quarrels
3 e ir after year, which a manly word any
day would compose? Would we pass old
friends and neighbors oa the street without
recognition, because of some real or fancied
slight, some wounding pride, or ' some an
cient grudge ? Or would we be chary of
the kind words, or commendations, our sym
pathy, our comfort, when weary hearts all
about us are breaking for just ! suchex-
prcssions of interest or appreciation as we
1 have in our power to give.
There fa an old woman on Catha
rine street who delights to find a case
nit nic uwiun uave iauea to cure
and then go to work with herbs and
strong things and try to effect at least
A few days ago she got hold of a
girt With a stiff neck and she offered
an old negro named Uncle Tom Kel
ly fifty cents to get her a hornet's nest.
This ;Was to be steeped in vinegar and
applied to the neck. The old man
spent several dajs along the Holden
road,1 and one morning h5 secured his
prize and brought it home in a basket.
WbeAJie Reached Centra! - market Jie
had a! . few little purchases to make,
and after getting some tea at a gro
eery he placed his basket on a barrel
near the stove and went to look for a
It was a dull day for trade. The
grocer sat by the stove rubbing his
bald head.- His clerk stood at the
desk balancingjiccounts, and three or
four men lounged around. It was a
serene hour. One hundred and fifty
hornets had gone to roost in that nest
for the winter. The 'genial atmos
phere began to limber them up. One
old veteran opened his eyes, rubbed
his legs and said it was the shortest
winter he Ifad ever known in all his
hornet days. A second shook off his
lethargy and seconded the motion,
and in five minutes the whole nest
was alive and its owners were ready
to sail out and investigate.
You don't have to hit a hornet with
the broadside of an ax to make him
mad. He's mad all over all the time,
and he doesn't care a picayune wheth
he tackles a humming-bird or an
The grocer was telling one of the
men that he and General Grant were
boys together, when he gave a sudden
start-of surprise. This was followed
by several other starts. Then he jump
ed over a barrel of sugar, yelling like
a Pawnee. Some smiled, thinking he
was after a funny climax, but it was
only a minute before a solemn old
farmer jumped about three feet high
and came down to roll over a job lot
of washboards. Then the clerk duck
ed his head and made a rush for the
door. He didn't get there. One of the
other men who had been looking up
and down to see what could lie the
matter, felt suddenly called upon to
go home. He was going at the rate
of forty miles an hour when he colli
ded with the clerk and they rolled on
the floor together. There was no use
to tell the people in that store to move
on. They couldn't tarry to save 'em.
The all felt that the rent was two
high, and that they must vacate the
premises. A yell over the cheese-box
was answered by a war-whoop from
the show-case. A howl from the
kerosene barrel near the back door
was answered by wild gestures around
the show window.
The crowd went out together. Un
cle Tom was just coming in with his
beef bone. When a larger body meets
a smaller oue the larger body knocks
it into the middle of next week. The
old man laid around in the slush un
til everybody had stepped on him all
they .wanted to, and then he set up
and asked :
'Hey deygotde fiah all put out
Some of the hornets sailed out of
doors to fall by the wayside, and
others waited around on top of bar
rels and baskets and jars to be slaugh
tered. It was half , an hour before the
last one was disposed, of, and then
Uncle Tom walked in, picked up the
nest, and said :
(Mebbe dis will cure de stiffness in
dat gal's neck, jest desarae, but I tell
you I'zc got banged an' bumped, an'
sot down on till it will take a hull
medical college all winter long to get
me so I kin jump off a street kyar,'
Detroit Free Press.
A Large Ouder for Locomo
tives. Recently the Baldwin Lo
comotive Works received from the
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
Company an order for 144 locomo
tives, an iu crease of equipment made
necessary by the southern extension
of the road. This is said to be the
largest order for locomotives in one
block ever placed. The cost of the
locomotives will be over $1,000,000.
The work will be done during next
summer and fallt
Our Yankee neighbors aro smart. At
the recent railroad disaster at Tioga,
" J r ' t4M BUHS Belonging- to the
American Exnre& : r
"r". were uumt
but as they contained paper money as
troll as l - . - - "
...... JCc,ry anu valuables, the com-
pauy did not then and there open the
safes to see how they had stood the cf-'
feet of fire, but forthw ith forwarded them
to the Treasury at Washington, where,
in the basement of the building they were
carefully opened. A full force of ex
perts from the redemption division of
the Treasurer's office was set to woik
pickingout and identifying their contents.
In the hurt mass were found lew?-. 1n.
eluding a lot of diamonds and watches,
gold and silver coin, legal tender notes,
national bank notes, government eou
pona,, Jaud railroad bonds. The -coin.
imiicu iu an manner ei '
shapes, will have to go to the . mint at
bullion. The jewelry except the dia
monds, is worthless, but with it the
Treasury has nothing to do. The burned
legal tender notes are being, skillfully
separated by the aid of sharp, thin knives.
Already the express company Is safe in
getting back at least 7,000 'for! the legal
tender notes. The notes-vrere a black
mass with slight crevices on the sides,
showing tho .separation of" note, front
note. The scaly and brittle remains
were separated with great care. The tx
perts,by examination, were enabled te
identify the notes, together with their
respective numbers. They will-beTe-;
nlaced lv ti t- nnfni rr, . i. ii.
, "v.o. M. I1U VI VI Bv UU IUQ
legal tenders is not yet ovcr. Th bank
notes have not been touched as yei. One
young lady is busy on the connon.
aud has identified a number ofU per
cent, couiwns icnrereutini? $500 a-M
and 41 per ceut. coupons representing
jpn.o eacii. i neso will also bo redeem
ed. The railroad bomla nf nni, .M
-jj vru.cw, Big
not redeemable by the government, bat
they will be identified. The bank notes,
lien identified, will be redeemed. Such
the expertness with which, annarentlv.
nothing-- but black brittlA
handled that It is verv liL-olv thof
coupon and bond that was burned
-'111 . -m . . .
u ue separated ana identified.
To American Astronomers.
Learning that the imperial Academy
of Scipnonl nf Vinnn. !il..r . li-
- .-jv-. w . , iLuun linn u in imiwn lis
offer ofa gold medal valued at $00 for the
discovery of comets, arid being desirions
that the search for them should not be
abandoned, I hereby offer for every such
discovery, subject to the conditions which
touow, me sum of s00 in gold as a
prize, to be known as tho Warner Safe
Reined v Prize.
Condition 1. Tho comet must be un
expected aud telescopic, excepting only
the comet of 1812, which is expected to
reappear during the coining year. V
Condition 2. The first discovery must
be made in the United States or Canada.
Conditisn 3. Immediate notification by
telegraph must be made to" Prof. Lewis
omit, ui ikuviicBier, i7irecior?oi tne war
ner Observatory, who will cause tho same
to be cabled to Europe, and will also
send notification to astronomers in this
country by special circulary or associa
ted press dispatcher. K
fVknilitiltl A Tim fsl.nNim M
v wu ....... . uu ivivgiaui uiubv Kirn)
the time of discovery, the position, di
rection and daily rate of motion with
sufficient exactness to enable at least one
astronomer to find it. .
Condition 5. In event of anv disnuta
which may arise regarding priority of
claim or non-eonformtty with the condi
tions named, the decision shall be re
ferred to Prof. Asaph Hall, of the Naval
Observatory, Washington, D. C, and
Prof. C. A. Young, of Princeton Observa
tory, and their decision Rhall be final.
The flbovn ofTVr -llnlpta nnvinnilir m-
newed, will expire January 1st, 1882.
, , . -
H. II. Wauxeb.
Rochester, N. Y., January 5, 1881.
Women govern us. Let us render them
perfect ; the more they arc enlightened, so
much the more shall we be On the culti
vation of the mind of women depends the
wisdom of men. It is by women that nature
writes on the hearts of men. Sheridan.
A Great Drainage Project.
It is reported from Florida that an
agreement has been entered into be
tween the State authorities and cer
tain Northern and Western capitalists
to drain Lake Okeechobee and the
great swamp region southward known,
as the Everglades. The lake is about
thirty miles by forty, and the entire
area to be reclaimed Is. nearly twice as
large as the State of New Jersey.
The projectors claim that the drained
land will make the best sugar country
in the wprld. How they propose to
accomplish the work is -not stated.
So long as the South has so much
waste land suitable for sugar
growing, without drainage, an un.
dcrtaking of the sort described would
seem to be rather speculative than
practical. ' .