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UnBLISHED IN THE YEAH 1S32.
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FEBKUAUY 20, 1SS9.
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Monuments, Tombs and Gravestones
l 4 i OF KVK1J V DICSCRHTIOX. ;
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! Ul JT.tl.x . ,,
'Beln a practical marble-worker, it enables
riA rf tirnrlr frorii lilt
..t:.ul:f tbf iu6ht elaborate in art artistic
tlfvle an! i.- a guaranty tliat perfect Mtislaction
Mil e gi ven to the luosl exaclinj; jairons. .
! If'flJl and examine my Stock and prices be-
rare ptcliasing, as I will sell at the rery low-
et prices. ' .
U ' .1 .ciimniiio f-aTiv i!psirtf work
will be furnished on application at next door
iii'lviD, M"cN!eely' .Store.
SalMl)ury X. C, March U, '
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K -. -: 'v
R. R. CRAWFORD k GO:
te! RIFLE-POWDER i: 3c.
V our own an.i Foreign make and
From the Finest to the Cheapcsft.
ii l; 1 1 : i ii i liiin miinTi r i nw
wit l I l.Jll illU' I I'll ii i
UitlilJ, -UiiUUlblJU 151.
lEorso Eakes, &c.
Salisbury, Jan. 01331 ly
IKsi Wonderful Improved Saw MacMne
J kuifivivt Ukill AUUUiJLilXU
lrammtori . . - . - . .
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"Jiki more cord vond or loss of any aize in a day
rn.rn flmr f the old way. Creru
iil.... T i. . 5 - I"rr1 rirtolw nil Irrnl Free.
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'ITTOIt.Vljy vlT LAW,
v SAblSBURY; IV. o.,
jPractioes in tHe State aud Federal
i. Con ft
SEEDS S BEST 11
auiam your Km yon II
ea fet them hv m ,1 Tin. I I
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V v ;
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MEIM1IBER PEtBIAD !
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IHto ill Mmm
Franch Broad River, j
Ilnnnin;t-oarin,raiDlngrirer, f '
With tliy sparkling brightest Vater,
Dashing onward seaward ever, j
Fair as auy chieftalus' daughterV
On tliy bauks tbo Indian roamed,
.rFree as the- uiouarcli of tlse vaste,"
But long years have o'er hire flown,
Leaving no vcstfge of Lis race.
He chased the deer, caught the fish,
W hit man's face, disturb l liiuj uot :
All vas fl eets a joyous wish, - 1
Happiuess, peace aiid health hfs lot.-
Years roll on haw changed the scene,
The "racing river" til the same,
It's flashing waters stfll I ween, i
Reflect not back the Iudian pariie
No red man shoots his sharp canoe.
An iron horser is on xh"H!mr.
Willi eyes of fire au1 breath of steam,
This racin" river still runs its course -
As when the redanen passed iu ranks,
It now salutes the Jfron horse,
Gliding in graudeur, down its banks.
The statt4y. hemlock still nods it'd head,
As vyhen the dusky maids in view;
It now salutes the' palace cars 'tis said,
- Freight'd with maidens of paler! hue.
Tlie Indian whoop no longer shrieks,
Along the spurs aud jutting peaks,
lie sleeps in far oft' hunting grounds,
Beyond the reach of mortal sounds.
'Tokesfy," lovely "racing river,"
"A tiling of beauty, a iov hiev'er
Bathe the. feet of crag aud peak, j
lliou river bold, with the dashing
May 11th, 1831. It. P;A., in Greensboro
Patriot. I -
Seuator Mahont Readjusting the- Virginia
From our FiegHlarT'orrespondeni.
Wa3Hixgtox, May 14tb, 1331.
The dead-lock seems a thing of jthe far
past, and fora-woek the struggle between
the President and Senator Coukliug has
occupied the attention of the political
world. Washington lives for, by, ar.d
iu politics. Politically this is the hub,
the central --"office. Every Government
clerk, be ho a man ora, woman, is!a poli-
tjcliiu K.iior; ii,)tleieiideJ:.t ttiiciaa ;
political independence -is too expensive a
luxury for a govrr.fcnent. clerk ; therefore
he is a gregarious politician, anil when
the political bell-weather vaults into the
air the entire flock jumps up at tlie same
place. There is more than one bell
weatlier here, but just at present more
are vaulting with the President than
with Senator Conkling. Is it because
the President has patronage and power?
of. course it is. IJut Iiepublicans Uuiver
sally dephire tlie political situation, with
its intricate complications, and the only
independent and political party is Senator
Mahone. He is leveling and luxuriating
in patronage aud power;' and, if lie can
not get tlie long haired Iiiddleberger iuto
the best office in the United States Sen
ate, he caii at least appoint Keadjusters
in hundreds of Virgruia postofficesj This
he Is doing with all possible dispatch,
aud his time is equally divided between
the Senate Chamber and the closet of the
Senator- Mahone's course is i:i direct
opposition to all principles aud profess
ions of civil service reform. The Post
masters that arc being removed hajve not
iy one single instance been removed for
cause, and in many instances they have
been removed in spite of protesting me
morials sigued by both KepublicjU and
Democrats. But they are small ubinflu
eutial offices, most of them without even
a newspaper to protest against the "tak
ing off" of postmasters who have grown
into the trust of the community, and their
institution by untried, unexperieuced
strangers, whose sole recommendation
for these federal offices is, that they agree
with Mr. Mahone on the Virginia debt
question. All-this will come right in the
long run, perhaps. The civil servjee ex
crescence cannot too soon be brought to
a head by just such stimulation ab this.
When it does come to a head it will be
lanced, and then there will bo a stench
beside which the Star- Route disclosures
will smell like perfume.
Organizations iu favor of civil service
reform are already forming Associations
composed of distinguished men of both
parties are at work, and there is mi long
er doubt that this question will be more
than empty sound in the politics of the
near future. ' " j
It is beli.eved to d.iy that Robertsdn will
bo confirmed, -and that the Senate will
adjourn next week. The warm weather
has had much to do with the proposed
early adjournment. -
Col. Ingersoll does not represent the
lea rued and calm uedogy and rationalism
of England aud America, of France and
Germany, : but ' tho washbuckler of one
bnudrcd and two years ao. He is a
healthy irritant to the churches who,
when tney eee-tne couimou iKMipie Jiear
him gladly will do well when men ask for
bread not to give them a stoue. Break
State Prohibitory Campaigrn Com.
Ealeioo, X. C, May, 1831.
To the Zadies of North Ca rolina ;
The Convention passed a iessolution
authorizing aud instructing the State
Committee to proceed to organize at once
i "rrosubitorr Societies" anaonz the ladies
of the State.
These societis can aid this committee
ery niucii in many respects. It is not
taLe nt.N. Hj,,! ., .
to be exiected that the -ladies take an ac-
4' '-.' nv w-a-v ca.uio iim hv.
tive part publicly, but in a qniet way they
wiiysaidthe cause. There should be a
meeting ju every church and neighbor-
uikmI .in - the State. In the towns Jtud
cities one in each church. .
. The pastors are urged to real 1 these
tneetings and see that the 'organization is
ijrfccted by the election of a president,
sevretary and such other officers' as may
must be 6entiohig committee. iThe,cie -
ty 4o fast "inty4duriug 'the present can rass,
1 ho societies should meet everV week aud
oftener if necessary. .There shonld be o
lam iloi.tna -fTL J I
fee, nor assessment of dues everything motive to offend his admirers, we feel
It is important that energy be put forth
and thorough organization perfected.
lhe woik done dunug tliese three;
mouths wilj be time gloriously spent if!
".Vut1 ,u ri(uS our state ot the
in intemperance. Wlio can tail to
add his or her mitef or
when such a momentous
i no can tan 10
who will delay
questiou is be-
fore the people, and light is needed.
II. A. Gupger,
Chairman Stf.te Pro. Camp'n Com.
How the Enmity Began.
The following extract from a speech
' ri..:.. i t- 1 .1
OI iVl r. t -1 IIP. ImI 1 I'OCiwI in ll.n II.... ...
of Kepijesentul.ves 411 186C, is what
""su"tu ji. uc as ucvct spoKCU to
Blaine since :
As the to gentleman's cruel sarcasm.
rllta I . it-Ill ... 1 . . Mil i
:....jwa,v, -r ..n,,,, overpower-
turkey-gob.'er strut has been so
crushing to myself and all the mem
bers of this House that I know it
was an act of the greatest temerity
for me to venture upon a controversy
with him. But, sir, I know who is
responsible f r all this. I know that
within the last live weeks, as mem
bers of the House will recollect, an
extra strut has charnefcriZHil 1 ni;
geuaeiuansvbr.Hg.vIt-U not his 1
'a toe iauu 01 anoiner. 1 n:t
satirical writer, Theoih
l.lton, of the -New orK Indepe.uhnt, !
spent some wfps rrrvmt v i n
city. His letters, published in that
pa j)er,nt braced, with many serious
statements, a little jocose satire, a
part of which was the statement that
the mantle of the late Winter Davis
has fallen upon the member from
New York. The gentleman took it
seriously, and it has given his step an
additional pomposity. The resemb
lance is great. Jt is striking. Hype
rion to a Satyr, Thersites to Hercules,
mud to marble, dunghill to diamond,
a singed cat to a Bengal tiger, a
whiniwng puppy to a roaring lion.
Shade of the mighty Davis! forgive
- - ' . ' ' it! Ilil.
the almost profanation of that jocose
Judge Frelou, of Texas, recently (hud
down good law in respect to a inuder
case which came before him, in which! the
insanity plea was relied ou for the acqujtial
of the prisoner, who had murdered; his
wife. The Judge said "If the defence
is-insanity, proof must be such in amount
that if a single issue of sanity or insanity
ot defendant should be snbminitred to the
jurry in a civil case, they would find that
ho. was insane ; as for instance, if this
were a civil suit brought against defend
ant to enforce the performance, of a con
tract, and defendant claimed that he was
insane at the time he signed the contrac t
the jury would fiud upou the evidence
here that he was insane ; and if in a
civil case they would not fiud him insane
uuderthe proof here adduced, then in this
criaiiual case. they will not find him in
sane.'' This narrows down thequestion to a
common sense aud practical view. Iu
sanity from a momentary fit of anger or
from a druuken spree, ought not. the
Judge thinks, afford an escape for a
criminal who has forfeited his life by
takiug tho life of another.
A Nut rou Gcammabiaxs
Cracked. The nut which, in our
first number, we presented for crack
ing to our grammatical readers has
been success folly opened and its ker
nel extracted by Prof. Geo. R. Mc
Neill, Unity High School, 'Wood leaf,
Rowan Co. ; Prof. H. K. Reid, Prin
cipal of the Pineville Academy, Pne
ville; Prof. D. C. Anderson, Ass't iu
the P iweville Academy, and Profj N.
S. Smith, Principal Leaksville Acad
emy, Leaksville. I
Of the solutions presented, the
clearest,' most concise and satisfactory
was that of Geo. R. McNeill, and to
him is awarded the year's, subsci-ip-tiou
to the Journal.
The sublimity of wisdow is to do those
.. .r. ue 100 severe 1 ne eluldren (earing at the weary ami
contempt at that large mmded gen- fa(1:nl blx.asls of weeping and dtpair
t emau is s, wihing; his haughty xviveS) askin lur Q . ,
disdain, bis. grandiloquent swell, hisjsm,ide, 4lf the inanity, of the i.-o-
MfS livi kU. ,re, d-Ud .0 Utet,BT?Ste;,h,.
WJVU uyiMg. - - . . : r. erstoo. ' -
Many of them affect tcf admire IheJ
genius of Bob Ingersoll, and freely
pay a dollar to hear.iiibia?pherne
' i "
lue V31"6 OI Jcsus nsu ins. pat-
T .!f.-t. .T.
; rons are exclusively of that class who
1 : . . i . .
- na ve no w isu 10 go ip neu not a bit
of it but they want a salvation which
.P;n',wif l1r,l.la . t i
w,n ,lot ""ruble the r pr dc which
It ! " '
shall be acquired be their own hands,
bjvc the "social glass more for its
0v sake tbau for the "aociai" idea
A . , , ,
j tIie terms imply ; and they are always
ready to ' oppose reslictioq 'fin the use
P . ,. It
ol .ntosicating liquors. 11 may-dis-
gust the larger part -of llils class of
, m to red the folloyfiti.gfbat as. we
design its publicatioli niofe for the
crtlI,t oi the author than from any
public aj one the best prohibition
speeches wc have yet seen.
IXGEDSOIL ON WHISKEY.
(Jol. It. U. Ingertoll thus
n . i-r-r. . , , ,
fulV arraigns king Alcohol :
4,Im a wart that there is a prejudice
against any man engaged in the man
ufacture or.saleof alcohol. I believe
that from the time it-issues from the
coiled ant poisonous worm in the dis
tillery until it empties into a hell of
death, dishonor and crime, that it de
lnikl'l I !7MJ AI'OIM'lii.ilit I ... a a t. ' -
f . .
j do no believe that anybody can ecu-
ud seed against tliat liquor crime.
All we have to do is to think of the
wrecks on either bank.. of the stream
of death, the destitution of the little
rance ami poverty that it has modue-
etl, tlie talented men of genius tluit it
has destroyed, the men buttling with
imaginary serjents, produced by ti.is
develish thing, and when we think of
the jails, rf the almshouses, of the as
ylumsof the prisons, of the scaffolds
upon either bank, I do not wonder
that every thoughtful man is preiu-
(licet! a uiii.t- thin
liced a'uiu.it tliis daoincd sfnfi' t : r
' ntemperauee cuts down voml. in
:u:il in il hi..iI.-m,..' 1. I I.
the fond father's heart, bereaves the
i . .1 . .
IOV INT IMIIIIIIM' f'VIlM.IM' .( ........... 1
affections, erases conjugal love, blots
out filial attachments, blights parent
al hope, aud urines down mourning
aire in sorrow to
tho grave. It pro-
1rl Ll .a.i ... I. . ..!. !,
t luces weakness.
ness, not health; death, not life. It
makes vivcs willows, children or
phans, fathers fiends, and all of them
paupers and beggers. Jt feeds rheu
matism, nurses gout, welcomes epi
demics, invites cholera, imports pesti
lence, and embraces consumption. It
fills your jails, supplies your alms
houses and demands your asylums.
It engenders controversies, fosters
quarrels and cherishes riots. It crowds
the penitentiaries and furnishes vic
tims for the sea lib I ds. It is the life
blood of the gambler, the elements of
the burglar, the prop of the highway
man, and the support of the assain
and midnight incendiary. It coun
tenances the liar, respects the thief
and esteems ihc blasphemer. It vio
lates obligations, reverences fraud,
honors infamy, defames benevolence,
hales love, scorns virtue, and slan
ders innocence. It incites the father
to butcher his helpless offspring,
helps the husband to massacre his
wile, and the child to grind the par
ricidal axe. It burns up men, con
sumes women, detests IWe, curses God
and despises heaven. It suborns wit
nesses, nurses purjury, defiles the ju
ry box, and stains the judicial ermine.
It degrades the citizen, debases the
legislator, dishonors the statesmen
ami disarms the patriot.
"It brings shame, not honor j terror,
not safety ; despair, not hope; misery,
not happiness; and, with the malevo
lence of a fiend, it calmly surveys its
frightful desolation, anil dissatisfied
with its havoc, ruins morals, blights
confidence, dissolves friendship, slays
reputation, wipes out -national houor,.
and curves the' world, then laughs at
tlie ruin it has accomplished.
"It does all this and more it kills
the soul. 4Il is the sum of villainies,
the father of all crimes the "mother of
abominations, the devil's best friend
and God's worst enemy." .
The silk industry is reviving in Louisi
ana, the reports of this spring's hatching
being very encouraging, t at crest in tho
culture is growing, and inducements aro
offered to silk wornsers . to cismo from
Franco and engage in the business. " The
fht exports of silk from Louisiana were
made as far back as 1713. The culture of !
silk is also being revived in South Caro-
liaa aud Georgia.
Conceit and confidence are both of
1 jA Vo,Co from the Mountains.
Mirion Lamp Pcstl:
J nere is a circular letter l..M -r..
- y W
i V n! "l - W bein? distilbnt.d
over tnebtate though tlie revenue offi
cios, ana signed ' Liquor Dealers' Asso-
tlrtn " W, .
i "vniupose to answer some of
iup wonld-be argbments which it ad-
-ua. xirst, they couinlaiu of the
f r Oo"v" ' ivuiju;i WHICH Will dtffltiV
decrease the rcveuinffi.- q
gist s monopo y. which will irreatlv
i i w-vvau
dtistiial brauchesif business. Now the
vuujoiaim against 1110 exclusive right of
druggists to bandit the whisky is an ac
knowledgment that the necessary use of
Aitk . . 1 . I ... a, .1
Huors is not what they would have, but
wuoiesaie consumption of it, not for the
beptfitof mankind, bat for personally
mercenary nioUvei As toUie liucrease
of;taxeson real esdate, or any busuiess,
tO;Supply the deficiency caused by the
nn-sale and manufacture of liquors, the
..v...v,, tvnjj u uiai ten (foliar eo out
0 ,01 jine treasury on account of liquor for
every one that returns. And any man
knows that all the Revenue from liquors
goes to the general Go. -eminent, except
the State privilege's. Aud it is further
known, that every licensed whisky shop
costs the State aud County at least $10
for every dollar it jays. That the Uni
ted States Government would increase
the tax on land in North Carolina because
there was no whisky made in the State,
is too preposterous: to need an answer!
Itiwould'be just asjsensiblo to tax a man
because he did not have any thing to tax.
The second appeal seems to be directed
to the Western counties, from which we
would infer that they have more hope of
success from the white population, with
all their advantage of lifc-lona freedom
accompanying intelligent and
the Negro. 1 he argument they uni.t
to tl.i. U.r..i I....: : . . .
V 1 "
. .iiiJllu.-s is hoc one 01
principle or right, liut an appeal to them
to continue to cling to an acknowledg
ed general evil, nicely to sustain a false
conception of individual lights. Thus
encouraging an Hen, already prevail ut
among the people of the United States,
that every man's rights are separate and
individual, and not relative. That be
cause this is a free country, every citizen
i judge of Jiis own lights aud free in . the
exi uise thereof. Such ideas are either
from a assertion of s-elf, for self-interest
01 from ignorance of the object and ne
cessity of government. As to the farms
becoming valuelcs and labor without
employment, every maji knows tliat, for
every man emphiyejd at a still house three
are loafing around it, and there cannot be
found one man iu fifty in Western Xorth
Carolina who has eiigaged in manutaclar
ing or selling u Isislty. who has made mon
ey by if, whilst there can be found hun
dreds who have lost all they had and
brought disgrace upou themselves and
Want and woe to their families. No! there
is no profi t nor honor in the whisky trade
for the West, ar.d the sooner it is stopped
the sooner will talent and capital seek
other and more profitable and worthy
employment. If whisky selling is the
craft by which, "lJemetriu!.,,-likel (Acts
IU chap., 27 vs.,) the Liquor! Dealers
of Wilmington get "no sina!l';gain," let
them appeal to the votaries at the 6luine
of their own Dianmi, and not iusult the
people of the West by crcMfro--ing them
with their appeal. The philanthropy
and State piide which cisaracteiizes the
latter part of tho circular, iu desiring
to first pay the State debt, complete her
railroads, asjlums, penitentiary, educate
all tlie childicn, and then go for straight-'
out piohibitiun, is lidictilous sarcasm,
and the attempt to 'present it as an argu
ment to the people 'of the West should
011I3- iiiKiilt their intieiligence, to say noth
ing of their moral conception of right and
Vanished ! About ten weeks ago a
youth calling himself J. W. Galligher,
and preteni.ing to lie a jeweler, intruded
his serene visage itiLo the quiet precincts
of Lenoir. He was a tall, poweiful man,
with board shaved smoothly off, and a
deep sear just uuder one of his eyes. He
seemed to be an enterprising youth. Ile
had posters printed advertised, rented an
office and swum? a
jeweler's sign to the
breeze. He told cvery body that he had
been tlie adopted shn of John Kobiusou,
the ciic.08 man, anil that he hailed from
New Yoik, Atlanta Ga., Charleston S. C,
or almost anywhere. lie disposed of
some watches which he brought with him
at very low figures.
and up to April 3D a
tizcus had taken him
good many of our c
their watches to
Do nieuueu. uu the
morning of May Isii
t in company with a
laructer he left Lenoir
, carrying with hi:u
for parts unknown
about a dozen vajtches, besides other
jewelry. He has gone, he has uVd, he has
departed, he has broken away. Many ol
our citizens are wjonderi ug whether or
not he will return. Perhaps not. Lenoir
"J. W. GflllighcrJ" came down to this
place and with a s
ispivious frieud, the
ver.i'.er of patent :not:iciiic8, hired a h re
buggy from W
A. Mowcry & Bro,
aiui has-not since fjeea seeu or heard of
excipt at Lexington
eve is a notable one!
The scar under his
: looks as if the eye
ami the parts ucver
They are swindlers
jjj uaj been splitj
and thicycn aud sh
should be arrested.
If men knew all that women think,
they would be twenty times more aada
cions. Ifwoinen knew what men think,
they would be twenty times more coquet'
tish. " i
- Like dogs in the wheel, birds in the
cage or squirrels in a chain, ambition.
men still climb, aud climb, with great
labor, and iucessant anxiety, but never
reach tae top. .
Three thiugs too much and three thh;
too little are pernicious toman toepend
"f" ve mue ; to presume iu!iri.
andboorth little; to talk much and
know little. -' ' .
Menijiou's imago imparteil notitsmva-
tcrions strains except at tho touch of the
snabeajns, 110V will manner yield its true
witchery from any iuspiratiyu tut that of
A Woman's Temperance Union f.,r
Xorth Carolina has been formed at Ral
egh, with Mrs. Gov. Jarvis as nresinVnr
It is proposed to have auxiliary societies
throughout the State.
In the republic of Gautemala a Je
suit is, put to death at sight. The
Jesuits were once supreme in Gaute
mala themselves, and were equally iu-
Mayor Shakespeare, of New Or
eans, La., has ordered ihc chief ol
)o!iceto close all the gambling places
in tne city not within certain prescrib
ed limit?, and to forbid the opening
of any! new ones within those limits."
A Cruel Miss: 'There's mv hand !'
ie exclaimed in a moment of' rmir.-uro
mil candor, "and mv heart is in if"
She glanced at thp
.led .m,,r,l l. 1 ... J. S, . ..
Iu,,,., 11 ' ; B 1 1,0
I l i
The German government, having pro
hibited the use of tobacco bv boys under
sixteen years of age, is considering the
practicability of still more stringent laws,
including the prohibition of beer i a the
The beauties of the star route mail ser
vice are made apparent when it is esti
mated that the delivery of every letter in
certain localities must have cost fiom
$300 to 8500. And all of this for a throe
cent postage stamp I Boston Herald, Ind.
Iu every place in Illinois, where pro
hibtiori. was made the issue, thislipring,
it carried the day, with 'only lhe excep
tion of llloomipgton. PiohibilioiHs the
coming issue. The sab.onists would like !
to avoid it, but, like Ihtnquo's ghest, it
will not down at their bidding.
A citizen of Leavenworth, going to
his barn to milk iu the dark of the
early morning, got into the wrong pen,
and undertook to. milk a mule. He
don't remember vhi:h side of the barn
he wfiitout at, but expects his bucket
down in the eour.-e of a few da vs.
Undeterred by the fact that the el
evated railways are not earning
enough of money to pay their operat
ing expenses, a company of New York
capitalists is preparing to tunnel
Brood ray, Fourth Avenue and other
streets, for the purpose of building a
system of under-round railroads to
facilitate rapid transit between the
eastern and wTSlern shorts of Man
hattan 'I.Sund. The main stem v. ill
extend from the Battery to Fifly-
ninth fclreet, and thence tinder the
JSuoIevard or upper Broadway as far
as may be desired, and there will be
Wilmington Rerietc: An alligator was
killed at the Bluff, hear Lillingtou Hall,
on the Xorth East river, a few days since,
which m'easmed teu feet eight inches iu
length, j'.Kir feet three iuchrs across tiie
iiips, four feet eight inches from arm to
arm, or acrose the upper part of the body,
five feet around the body, and tweuty
inches from the lower jaw to the upper
jnw with tlse mouth wide open. His ga
ftu'&hip waa killed by Mr. James Shaw, of
Pender, at his father's landing. The hide
has beeii preserved and will bo mads to
serve a good purpose.
It was Then.
It had bceu raining for six long hours
Saturday when a man weaiing an old
beaver cap and a faded army overcoat
entered a hardware store on Woodward
avenue, shook the w ater off his back, aud
"A boii C eighteen months ago I left my
umbrella in tliis store."
"It was a bran uew umbrella with a
white handle." -"Yes."
"AtuUnow I guess I'll toke it away."
"Certainly. ( Where did you leave it ?"
"Behind the door."
"Well, there it is."
"Ah ! Any charge fur storage"
"Well, Fin much obliged."
"Xotatall. Any time you leave an
niubrcllA here it will be safe for ten years.
There aro haudreds of men ia Detroit
like that merchant. They might pass a
trade dollar ou a stranger, but they would
never appropriate hi umbrella. FrM
' rfise tVords.
. . - . v -. . . --
Help somebody worse offtban jourUlf
and you are better off than yon fancied.
To endeavor to work open the valgar
with fine sense is like attempting to heir
blocks with a razor.
Lpt liim n-k r. 1 . . l! . " ' -
.. iignruaiM loss of time
make proper use of that fuhich come in
the future. '
"The book to 1m wort
Cosli, "is not the one which think for
yoa, but the one which makes you think."
Any one may do a casual act of rood
nature, but a continuation of them riibw.
in part the temperament of the indi
vidual. . ;
- Curious Facts. .
TIio ttumber of bones in the hnmau
body is 240. The average number of
teeth is thirty-tiro'. J '
The velocity of the electric waves thro'
the Atlantic cables is from 7,000 to 8 0C0
miles per second. '
A magnet weighing two ounces ftnRfnin.
a weigth of three pounds two ounces, or
twenty-five times its own weight.
There is a species of crow in Pltn.
that gives vent to a series of hawt haws!
in exact imitation of the human voice.
A w ild elephant may ceuerallr h tnm.
ed so as to be conducted from place to
piace unlettered, in about sir months.
If the crab is often intermntpd Km will
like the spider, pretend to be deadend .
will watch an opportunity to sink him
self iuto the sand, keeping only his eyc
above. . .
Japan lias' 4,337 postofficesand the
aggregate length of its mail routes in
oppcratiou i8 42,293 miles. The money
order system is employed to the public
The tiger does not natnrally possess,
but easily acquires, a love of human flesh.
Whea he has ouce tasted it, tho spcIUof
man's supremacy is brokeu and ever af
ter that, it is said, be prefers it to any
If the earth could be suddenly stopped
in her orbit, and allowed to fall unob
structed toward the sun, under the accel
erating infiucLce of his attraction, she
would reach the central fire in about
four months. But such is the compass of
her orbit that, to make its circuit in a
year, she has to move ' nearly nineteen
miles a second, or more than fifty times
faster ihan the swiftest riilc ball, and, ia
moving twenty miles, her path deviates
from pel feet sfaighli-.iss by less than occ
ei hth of a 1 in -h.
Humor of the Iav.
A robber's cave A burglar's con
fession. When things go to D K how C D
they B come. '
The material for good soldiers must
be planted in drills. Picayune.
Decision in law suits are rendered
(he same as lard is rendered by try
ing. Loicell Courier.
A newsboy went into a cigar storeon
Galveston avenue ami asked fora fivo
cent cigar, upon receiving whicb be
bit oil' the end and lit it, throwing
down a lead. ruckle. . "Look here L it
ain't good," said the tuba'ccenist.'ex
aiv.ining the nickel. "I know it, but
I'll smoke it, anyhow," responded the
newsboy. Galccslon News.
"You ain't taking any -stock iu
woman's love, eh ?" "No,w he answer
ed, despondently, "it's all flnmery."
"Very strange," added his friend.
"You didn't used to talk that way."
"Perhaps not," he replied "but I'vo
been married nearly two years, anil
there are four pairs of trousers hang
ing up in my closet waitings to be
patched, and not a stitch taken ia
t hem yel" '
Rhode Island papers are telling -a
very beautiful story of a clergyman
who visited an insane asylum and was "
attacked by a maniac, but -who broke
into a song and sang it so sweetly and
clearly that the lunatic was calmed.
A Chicago man recently visited the
Cook county insane asylum, and while
there snng a song. Several of the in
mates were so touched that they tried
to escape. Chicago Iri&une.
It was the merry, merry house
cleaning lime, and when he stepped
airily out of bed in the morning he
tried to hold both feet in the air at
the same time, while he Jcapcd from
place to place and made remarks that
were entirely inappropriate to any oc
cassion., "Practicing for thecircus?"
asked the wife, from her place among
the downy pillows, with illy-conceived
sarcasm. --"Oh, yes," ; he replied;
I'm just rehearsing my famous carpet
tacked." And then his low convul
sive sobbing died away iu wo 33 eel
strains, like the last throbs of a h?art,
breaking: tinder the bcdclofLea.
According to tke Ailauta Conetiiui'.on,
3IUs Bettie Green, cf-Forsyth, Ga., has
two silk dresses which Abe made herself
having raised the worm ft, spun the silk,
eolorcd and woven it with her own hands.