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My windows let the sunshine in, i
ily tirm roof keeps the tempest iont,
My soul is free from stain of sin. ?
My hands are strong, my heart is stout,
And rnses blossom at my door;
What need I more T
The days their quiet duties bring,
The hours go Jiglitly, swittly by ;
And at my tasks I suiile and sin:
Wlien school is over by-and-by ;
The children's faces throng the dor;
-What need I more?
The very cares that heaviest be
Are far more sweet than worldly joys,
And heaven wtmld not be heaven to me
Without my noisy irls and boys,
My husband true, my children four;
What need I more?
Oli. who is rich if I be poor? I
I I would not change with crowned-queen I
' My toil is sweet, my jos are pure,
And pure and sweet my lite has been.
I look toAiod when breath 14 per;;
What need I more ? i
Madeline s. Bridges.
In the Twilisht.
As we prow old our yesterdays i
Seem very dim and distant ;
We trope as those in the darkened ways
Thro1 all that is existent ; f
But far-off days shine bright and clear
With suns that long have laded,;
And faces dead seem sttangely near
To-those that life has shaoed.
As w i;rov old our tears are few ,
- For friends must lately Utken;
But fall as tall th summer dew !
From roses lightly shaken ;
Wlu-n some chance wmd or .die strain
The chords ot memory sweeping,
UnIo ks the llood gates ot our pain
For those who taught u weeping.
As we grow old our smiles are rare
.To those who :reet us daily;
Or, if some lender faces wear I
The lookthat beamed so gaily
Frwm eyes lung closed, aud wd should
smile - .
In answer to their wooing,
'Tis but the past that shines the while-
Our pow'r to smile renew ing.
As we grow old our dreams at night
Are never of the morrow;
They tome with banished pleasures bright,
Or dark with olden sjrrow ;
And when we wake the names we say
Are pot of any mortals,
Butthoc whon some long dead day
- Passed tbfb' Life's sunset portals.
William E. Cameron.
THE MINISTER'S ST0EY.
"Look here, Sally !"
Mr.-. Deacon Farrell brnshed tlie
flour from her hands, casting mean
while a complacent eye over the well
fill eil kitchen taljle, with the generous
array of unbaked ies and cakes; the
plump turkey gtuffed ami trussed for
the morrow's baking, and the chick
en pie to which her fingers had put
the finishing touches, as she repeated
rather more dec idedly :
'Look here, Sally! There's enough
chicken left with the geblets--that I
never put in my own pie, because the
deacon don't relisJi 'em ler make a
ThaukVgiving pie for-the minister',
folks. Twotit need to be verv larse,'
she added, in reply lo tally's doubt
ful look. 'On I y the minister and his
wife and you can bake it in that,
smallest yaller tlish.'
'Now, I'm going up-stairs ter look
over ihem rags and you make and
bake it right ott'so's I can scud it over
by the deacon. He's got ter go out
ter the corner this afternoon, and can
take it along as well as not.' ;
She bustled out of the door, but
the next moment, seieed perhaps with
a sudden pang of compunction, she
put her head in again to say warn-
'Be sure yo put in a good parcel
of gravy, that'll keep it from being
dry, if it is half giblets.'
'Yes'm,' answercil Sally, briskly;
and catering up the rolling-pin she
brought it down with an emphasis
in..'- ajump of dough, on the mouhl
ing bo rd j
As t e stairway door closed behind
her miress, Sally dropped the rolling-pin
aud a -look of jerplexify crept
over her dtdl face, making it ten times
more stolid than usual, while! she re
peated, in ludicrous bewilderment:
'Gibl -tsL What, -in all creation, if
any hod v can tell me does she mean
by them?' j
Involuntarfry she took a step for
ward, but checked herself quickly,
while a cuijn smile replaced the
look of perplexity,-anjj she muttered
I gut'ss 1 aiu't agoiu' ler (confess
my ignorance to the deacon's wife and
let her have her say as she! always
does. 'Two terms to the 'cademy,
Sally, and not know that! No ma'am!
not arhilc there's a dictionary) in the
house !' -j
So, softly creeping into the j adjoin
ing sitiiug root n, Sally hastilyopen
ed a big dictionary on the deacon's
writing desk and began her search for
the mysterious word. J
'G-i-b here it is!' and she rcatt
aloud to herself, with an air of tri
uinph, tlie following definition :
'Those parts of a fowl that! are re
move 1 before cooking the; heart,
gizzard, liver &c I
'Thai's it heart, gzai'd, Ii'cr,and
so forth she repealed joyfully, as she
retraced her stps to the kitchen, aud
began with alacrity to fill, according
to directions, the minister's pie: keep
ing meanwhile, a running fireof com
ment for her own special benefit.
'Six gizzards! Well, that is rather
'steep,' as Dan Watson would iy.
But 1 guess tlie deacon's wife knows;
if idie don't 'taiu't none of my busi
ness. Six hearts! Them's small, aud
tuck it) to the corners handy. Six liv
ers! Seems ter me they don't fill up
niiich, and she glanced, with a K?r
plcxed air, at a pile of denuded chick
en bones that formed her only re
source. Sav I wonder with a sadden, in
spiration, 'what that and so forth
means? Here's hearts, gizzards and
livers, plenty of 'em, but no and-so-forth,
and the pie ain't more than two
thirds full yet. It must be and nIic
cast a bewildered look at the hall
filied pie, 'the chicken's-! eg ! 1 nev
er knew anyone to put them in a pie,
but that must be what it means and
they'll ju-t fill up.'
So sooner thought than done. In
went three pairs of stout yellow legs
upon which tl cir unfortunate owners
hud struted about so proudly only the
day before ; on went the well-rolled
dough, covering t'em from Hght, in
to the oven went the minitr's pie,
just as the mistress of the house re
entered the kitchen, aud with an ap
proving look at the snowy pastry, re
uuirked eucoii rajiing I v :
That pie looks real neat, Sally.
I should not wonder if, in time, you
came to be quite a cooi.'
'It was 1 hanfc-igi ving morning, and
Miss l'atieiice l'rinele stood at the
minister's door. To be sure it was
rather early for callers, but Aliss Prin
gle was, as she often boasted, 'one of
tlie iud that never stood on ceremo
ny.' Indeed, she didn't even consid
er it necessary to kiuivk lefore ihe
opened the door, although she was
thoughtful enough to open it softly.
The minister's wife was just ta:ing
fr 'in the oven a newly warmed chick
ed pie, which she nearly dropped from
her hands, so startled was she by the
sharp, shrill voice that spoAe so close
'Good morn in', Miss Graham. Good
inornin'. Hain't been to breakfast
yet 1 see. We had ours half a hour
ago. I remember my mother used to
say that if-anybody lost an hour in
the morning they might chase it all
day and not catch up with it then.'
'That's a good looking pie prettv
rich pastry, though, for chicam pie!
I don't never put much shortuing in
anything of that &iud, its rich enough
inside to mae up. But you're young
aud have got a good many things to
learn yet. I run in ter see if you
could spare me a cup of yeast; mine
soured ami the last batch of bread I
made, I had ter throw to the hogs.'
Certainly ami a roguish smile flit
ted over the fair face of the minister's
wife, at this specimen of her meddle
some neighbor's own economy. But
she had learned a real leson of judi
cious sitenee, and taking the cup that
Miss Patience produced fiom'oeneath
her shawl, she bade her visitor be
seated while she left the room to get
the des red article.
As her steps died away, Miss Pa
tience noiselessly arcse front her seat
and aproacliing the dresser upon
which the pie stood, peered curiously
into the apertures in the crust, her
sharp face expressing eager curiosity.
'i II bet a mnepence she didu t
know Tenough ter put crackers in. I
wish I could get one loo.jusl to satisfy
my own mind she atldetf. And de
termined to accomplish her object at.
all hazards, she ran" a uife deftly
around a small portion of the edge,
aud inserting four inquisitive fingers,
lifted the brown crust, and look a
glimpse of the contents.
A locK of unmitigated disgust past
over her face. Dropping into a chair,
she actually groaned aloud.
'Well, 1 never! and we pay in tSiat
man five hundred dollars a year, be
sides a donation partv at Christmas.
Unsuspicious Mrs. Graham, as she
returned with the yeast, w;w some
what pnzl't'd by the sudden ftostiness
of her guest, Who hurried out of the
house as if some dreadful contagion
had haunt d it. But when the min
ister, in carving the pie that the dea
con's wife had seiit, made two curi
ous discoveries almost simultaneously,
the reasons lor Patience's altered de
meanor was made plain, and the
young pair had a hearty laugh that
-made the old 'parsonage ring j i tie a
peal of Thanksgiving bells.
' The Tuesday following was the reg
ular day for the weekly sewing-circle,
aud seldom had that interesting gath
ering pioved so lovely and auimatcd
as o;i this occasion. j
Miss Patience was in the field bright
and early, and it was evident at a
glance to those who knew her best
that s! e was well nigh bursting with
some important secret that she was
only awa"ling a fitting opportunity to
divulge. .That opportunity was hot
l jng in coming, for Mrs. Deacon Far
rcl, who was a constitutional croaker
t .swa omit 4 a X 1 W Vn r a 4 a
the hard times '1 he deacon has been ! !
try i n ter collect 'the church tax and
he says lie never found money so tight
in all the years he's lived here. It's
as hard now to get five dollars as it
used to be to get ten
And no wonder, spoke up Miss
Patience, yyjih the stony seventy of a
sphinx. 'You cau t expect folks ter
feel like pay iu' out 1 heir mouey when
payiu out their mouey
they see it fairly thrown away aud
Everybody looked curious, and
some of tin young girls began lo bri
dle defiantly. Tue minister's weet
young wife was evideiily.a favorite
with them at least, j ijt
'What do you mead jw-ihat?' Ask
ed Mrs. Farref noiSetllv. 'Mis
to be sure; but, a4 the leac. waai
savn. yesteruav, ne uoes very well
itideed cousideriti .
Patience tuscd her heatl knowing
ly. 'I don't want to sav nothing to
hurt her, but livin iifxi door us I do,
1 can'r always help seein' and heartii'
things that other folks can't be ex
pected to Know about, aud when I
see and know things like '
There was an ominous pause, and
the deacon's nife asked, excitedly
'Like what ?'
'Chicken p. ex, with - legs and feet
of ti.e chicken baked iu !'
Had a thunderbolt then fallen
among them, it could not have caused
greater surprise to those tidy, thrifty
Mew England housekeepers than tins
dreadful revelation of the incapacity
of the pastor's young wile.
'Are you sure of it?' gasped one
matron, breaking the ominous silence.
'I am certain of it for a fact was sol
'Chicken legs in a pie!'
'She's a born fool ejaculated the
deacon's wif, indignantly, and I'm
thankful for her poor husband's sake
that I sent her over one of my pies
yesterday. They, had to throw
her's away, of course, aud it's provi
dential that he didn't have to go with
out his Thanksgiving dinner on ac
count of her ignorance and shifiless
ness 'How did you find out about the
pie?' inquired one of the girls.
Miss Patience bristled defiantly.
That's nobody's business hut my own
she retorted tartly. '1 don't go around
ter find out things that don't concern
me, I'd have you understand! but
when they are thrown right in my face,
as you might say, I don't shut my
eyes any 'more'ii other people
Just here the door opened and in
stepped the subject of their conversa
tion, with her pretty face glowing
withe haste she had made, and a mis
chievous smile that nobody noticed,
so pre-oenpied were they in hidir.g the
confusion that her sudden entrance
Stepping up to the table where most
of the ladies were sitting, she salut
ed them cordially; and then holding
out upon the tip of one slender finger
a well-worn thimble, she said archly:
'Where do you suppose I found
your thimble. Miss Patience?'
S? pleased was Miss Patience to re
gain her lost treasure that she forgot
for a moment all her assumed dignity,
aud exclaimed joyfully :
'Well, I declare, I am glad to see
that thimble once more ! I told Mary
Jane that I Tel t sure I had it on my
finger when I run into your house
Thanksgivin' morniu' arter that yeast.
But when I got home it wa'nt no
where t' be found. Now where did
you find it ?'
Her shrill, high voice had at
tracted the attention of all in the
nn mi, and everybody, of course listen
ed curiously as the minister's wife re
plied, with an innocent smile
'In the chicken-pie that our good
friend here' and she: nodded bright
ly to Mrs. Farrel 'sent me. I left
the pie on the dresser when I went
down in the celler after your yeast,
and as srwn as I came back, I put it
on the table, and when my husband
cut it, there was your timble in it.
How could it have got there? It is
certainly very mysterious, anyway
Silence, dead silence, yet, oh, how
terribly signifiaut to the deacon's wife
ami her spinster neighbor, fell upon
This Was appareantly unnoticed by
Mrs. Graham, with a playful admoni
tion to Miss Patience to have better
care of her thimble in the future, be
gan an animated conversation with
the ladies nearest her that soon re
stored the company to their wonted
ease and good humor.
But poor Miss Patience! She never
heard the last of that lost thimble.
While the deacon's wife, to the day
of her death, never trusted any hands
but he" own to make a Thanksgiving
pie for her minister.
Like the boy who, toyed with the
mule, Mr. Conkling isn't as pretty as
he Was, but he knows great deal
more. Washington Po&t7
One great reason why -Mr. Conk
ling' would like to be Senator. He
dreads to go horr.ej'.i Utica, where his
wife has !cn friends to his oue.
The JLe Lcsseps Caunl.
Interciew tcith the American Consul at
ManamaProgress aud Cltaracter
of the Work.
Mr. John M. Wilson, formerly a mem-
ber of the legislature from Hamilton !
county, afterward for several years I
American (W..1 t if.K.1M .i !
......... itM vuikiii ai tiainnurg, nnu now
fW'fMI rwi li ir tliA 5 - .... . . I
",v , . ..uifoiiuut iHisc oi consul
" iu illis cil .
; WIow long since you Jeft Panama, Mr.
Wilson f" said the Tunes-Star representa
tive, after cordially greeting tun gentle
man from the Isthmus.
"Oh, nbont two weeks.
I "How goes the work on the great caual
-Well, there Is no great" amoant of
work Wing We yet. Ther are about
ntt.v trench men and a hundred Jamaica
negroes on the gioumL The French sur
veyors are running lines aud the negroes
clearing away the brush aud uudergrowth
with which the whole country is covered."
"Have De Lesseps' representatives
made any such start as to couviuce the
people that the canal will be built f
"I can't say that they have. Before
the Flench men came there was an idea
that their advent would m;ike times first
rate, and that every one who had any
thing to do with the work would walk
off with a hatful of money. Instead ot
that they are managing things very care
fully. They have had very little mouey
thcre, and spend very sparingly. They
propose to divide the line of forty-five
miles into sectious, and proceed with each
as a separate work. The task is a much
more difficult one than the public seems
to think. Iu the first place they must
purchase the Panama Railroad. This
will cost them about $20,000,000. It was
some time ago reported that they had
done this, but it turued out that the ne
gotiations had fallen through. "
"As to the real work of building the
"This means forty-five miles of exca
vation, a part of the way through moun
tains three hundred and fifty feet above
what will be the surface of the caual, and
the cut through the solid stoue. This,
eveu is not the most difficult part of the
work. They propose to chauge the course
of a river which work alone will require
a wall of solid mansoniy over a mile and
a half long and seventy feet high. These
are mere incideuts of the undertaking,
aud form no part of the actual labor of
digging the caual. The $90,000,000, it is
not believed, will anything like complete
the vast work." There will probably be
a canal built there at some time, but
whether the present effort is to succeed
or not remains to be seen."
"What kiud of a couutry is it down
"The line of the canal is through a
rough couutry, inhabited mainly by
Chinese. The country is full of malaria,
and no human being can stand it except
Jamaica negroes and Chinamen. The
latter stand the climate, but dieot home
sickness. When building the Panama
Railroad the superintendent of the work
said his greatest difficulty was to keep
the chinese laborers from committing sui
cide from homesickness. They would go
.11 in gangs of half a dozen at a time aud
hang themselves. The labor question is
the hardest one to solve i'l estimating
the cost of work. A mau cannot do half
as much there as up here. During the
wet season he cauuot work, and when
the dry season comes he must labor un
der a sun that send.- the thermometer up
to from 125 to 140."
"What kind ef a people are the na
"They are a mixture of French,. In
dians and negroes."
"The government T"
"Panama is one of the nine States that
make up the Republic of Columbia. Each
State is a sovereign in the fullest sense
of the terra. A revolution in one State
iu no way disturbs the general govern
nient. Pauaina elects a President every
two years, and the event is one of much
importance there as is our Presidential
election here. The State also semis its
representatives and Senators to the gen
eral government at Bogota, which, in a
mild way, is au' imitation of our form of
'If I Was President.
"Now, if I was President," began Mr.
Butterly of Prospect street, the other
moruing, as he passed his cup over for a
second cup of coffee "if I was President
of the United States"
"Which von aren't yon kuo v," broke
in Mrs. B. iu an argumeutal and confiden
"Aud not likely to be," added Mrs
B.'s mother, with a contemptuous toss of
"No," assented Mr. B. pleasautly, "but
I was just supposing the case"
"Theu suppose something in reason.
retorted Ms.' B., snappishly ; "you might
as well suppose you was the man iu the
moon, or the mau in the iron mask, or"
"So I might my dear, so I might," as
sented Mr. B., still pleasautly smiling,
"but that has nothing to do with it.
r mprt'lv iroiiur to sa.v that it 1 was
Presideut of the United State I'd
'M !'" burst m Miss Gertrude, agel
eighteen, -'wouldn't it be splendid if yoa
w8, pa ! Just to thiuk how those Whce
dletop girU would change their tune
hen l met them, iustead of throwing
out their insinuations about people who
consider it Christian-like to tarn their
last seasuu's ilk so that they may have
turn gree,, wit
uYn and w
more fo j;ive to charity ! But they might
with euvy before I'd ever-"
onldn't I warm it to Sam-
just," chirped in master
Thomas, aged twelre :
I'd go up to hira
an smack him ou the nose with a biick
'lore lie kuowed where he was, and he
dasseiit hit me back theu 'cos it. 'ud be
treason and they'd hang bimj an' I'd
lide on the sidewalk, an' shy suew-balls
at thejp'leeceiuen, an' sass Miss Ferule,
an phiy hookey every daj when it didn't
fTain, an' I'd"
"Yes," chimed in Mrs. B., catching the
infection from her enthusiastic progeny,
"and then I'd be the first lady in the land
let the next be who she would ; aud the
Senators' and Governors' wives would
beg to be introduced to me. and I'd have
balls twice a week and banquets every
day, an " -
"And I'd have the management of the
White House, aud run things," remarked
Mrs. B.'m mother, her eyes sparkling with
the prospect. -
"Not much you wouldn't" -from Miss
Gertrue "not if I kept my health and
knew myself, you wouldn't; not as long
as I was ttie President's daughter and"
"Yah!" ejaculated Master Tom. "I
guess the President's son would be the
biggest plum in that dish ! Wouldn't I
be Prince of Whales then say f What
'd you kuow 'bout "
"Shut up-all of yon!" commanded
Mrs. P., "I reckon the President's wife is
the highest authority iu the land ! Any
how, there'd be a dusty ohHime if any-.
body questioned it, aud I bet when the
exercises were Saished the Rurvivor
wouldn't ask for any electoral commis
sion to decide it over nsrain. Mv ! I'd like
to see anybody but, by the way, Mr.
Butterby w hat was it you was going to
s;iy you w ould do if you was President of
the United States!"
"Resign as soon as the Lord would let
me," said Mr. Butterby, calmly but de
terminedly. And hen a meditative silence fell upon
the family and remained there uutil the
meeting arose. Exchange.
Probably the one great industry in
which the Southern man takes most in
terest, hwever, is the raising aud manu
facture of cotton. This is the royal plant
thnt was the glory and wealth of the
South iu the past, and that is no doubt
destiued to work out its financial sal va
tiou in the future. By all the signs of the
times, King Cotton has come to his own
again. So profitable is the cotton manu
facturing business that in certain sec
tions Northern capital goes begging, the
home corporations having become weal
thy enough to carry on the business.
Tlie culture of cotton is resumed,, but
with a difference. Instead of merely
raising and selling the raw material,
Southern men see the policy of manufac
turing, both for home use and export.
They are filling their mills with the best
Lowell made machinery, and are already
producing goods of excellent quality.
They perceive the bad management of
sending the raw fibre to New England to
be manufactured and then buying it back.
The day is not far distant when the fin
est fabrics will bo mai:ufactued iu the
South, and in the meantime the demand
for what they already produce is so great
that the mills have orders for all they
can furnish for months to come. Iu every
way the plant is utilized. Many things
are now beiug made from the oil contain
ed in cotton seed ; oil mills are iu suc
cessful operation, and it is becoming one
of the valuable products of the South.
Altogether, the Southern horizon ot the
business world is bright with promise.
A Nice Little Railroad,
Oue of the most curious railroads ia the
world is the ten inch gauge road running
from North Belh ricia, Mass., to Bedford.
It was at first hooted at by the people,
but the Road was completed, making a
length of about eight aud a half miles.
There are eleven bridges on the road, one
of which is over 100 feet long. The rails
weigh twenty-five pounds to the yard.
The road is well built aud equipped; One
grade is of 125 feet. The cars aud engines
will at first sight create wonder aud ad
miration. Their perfect proportions give
them a handsome appearance. They are
constructed very near the ground, giviug
them great Advantages of safety. The
The cars have an aisle with one seat on
each side in the same manner as ordin
ary cars have two seats, each person hav
ing a Wat' to himself. The cars are sup
plied with closets, water tanks, are heat
ed by steam, and have all the modern
improvements. They weigh but four and
a half tons, oidinary cars weighing on an
average of eighteen tons. The trains run
at the rate of tiventy miles an hour with
perfee.t safety. The engine is placed be
hind the tender, giviug it greater adhe
sion to the track. They weigh tight tons
aud draw two -passenger and two freight
ear. The cost of the rail ro;id was $4,
500 per mile, .
.Xew.jYork's iEstbetic Lunacy.
A New; York correspondent writes: 'The
asthetic craze seems to beat its height A
single flower of large size is now worn
the waistf a lady's dress, not a bunch, be
cause it is in agreement with some rule of
high art. Another freak of fashion is to
wear an i embroidered butterfly on one
sleeve of , a dress. Jewelry seems to run in
the form of snakes, lizards and the daw. of
birds. A pretty girl wears a boaaet made
of silvered silk, with leaves and flowers of
silvery material fastened to one side with
a silver turkey claw. What are called "
'theatre bonnets' are made eatirely of flow -era.
One worn by a lady of fashion is com
posed of a purple pansy, one flower alone, :
the centre of the flower being en the top
of the head, the purple and yellow leaves
dropping gracefully over her goldenjiair.
But usually these bonnets are mad of
flowers of a kind, say roses, violets and
tihes of the valley, with n few green leaves,
and are tied with long lace strings under
A Lucky Miner.
Caxtox, Ohio, June 4, 1881. Frank
Winkler, of Canal Fulton, in this county,
coal miner, has received the. astonishing in
telligence that his brother has died in Eng
land leaving 145,000,000 to be divided be
tween him and five brothers and a sister.
Winkler came to this country several years
ago. His family was of humble parentage
and born in Central Prussia, where four
still .reside. Forty years ago his elder broth
er left home to seek his fortune in some dis
tant clime. He went to Liverpool, and
from there to the Cape of Good Hope, where
he became a very successful diamond mer
chant and accumulated vast wealth. Ilia
family understood that he was prosperous
oui mai was all. lie wrote them regular
ly, saying that he would surprise them some
day. About two years ago they ceased hear
ing from him. Being alarmed the family
endeavored to ascertain tlie facts of the
matter, but learned nothing until they have
now learned that he died on his way home
to Prussia and has left them $45,003,000,
Star Route Dorscy.
A Washington dispatch says: 'ExStna
tor Dorsey is in this city completely broken
up in mind. The star route revelatious
has prostrated him. He is no longer proud
in spirits. It is alleged that for a week his
house has been under a detective's eye, who
reports to the Attorney General all who
communicate with him. It is said there
is evidence not made public that will place
Dorsey in a more embarrassing position -than
he now is. In 1870 Dorsey was active
and instrumental -in exposing Blaine's con
nection with the Little Rock & Fort
Smith Railroad, o Arkansas, which de
feated him for the" Presidential nomina
tion. Now the scenes have shifted and
Blaine is on top. j
A Colored Bey's Uncomfortable Cravat.
A colored man named Jasper, living eight
or ten miles fronftown, says that on Friday
he and his little boy, about ten years old,
were hoeing cotton ; that he was some.disv
tance ahead of his boy, who was working
near the edge of the field, by some weeds
and bushes, lie heard his boy halloa, and
locking around, did not see him. He then "
run to see what was the matter. Oh arriv
ing at the 6pot he found the lad on the
ground in the coils of three Hargc black
snakes. On his appearance the snakes pre
pared to tight him, and, seeing that they
would soon choke his little boy to death,
he cook his pocket knife and cut the one
that had made- the little fellow a very un-
comfortable cravat into half a dozen pieces
by inserting the knife next the lad's neck
and cutting upwards He then caught the
others by the head and with his knife cut :
them in two or three pieces. He was bit
ten several times. From- the Americus Qa.
A writer acquainted iu dairy matters
says that during the Summer, in order
to obtain the best results from them,
mi ch cowt ought to bo fed on meal and
bran. They should stand in a darkened
stable between eleven and four o'clock
during fly time, and within these boars
they may be fed. This is far better than
to let them graze during the entire day
and they will prove it by results,, and
when yqu see a cow scratching against a
tree be sure that she needs--eurry"4jg.
She will 6land the operation as a kitten
will stand stroking. A cow needs as.
ninch carrying and cleaning a a horse.
And now we are getting the truth
from Republican papers about Conk-.
ling. They say that he was four
times elected to Congress and three
times elected Senator, btit in his whole '
service of twenty years he has never
introduced any measure of impor
tance. He one was on the point of
making an imperishable record for
himself, in tlie Hayes-Louisiana. fraud,
when it was announce! that he pro
posed to made a great speech against
that iniquity, but when jthe hour ar
rived his courage failed him l.ehad
business in rev i rk city. A mail
Jof great intellectual power, he ha ,
! u.ed theai merely to advance men and -
his party, and not to raeh results
beneficial to the people of the Untied
State. AVic( Ohsrrtcr, ' -
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