VOL XII. THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY. H. G, JULY 7, 1881.
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A Sermon in Byrne.
If you bare a friend worth loving ' :
Love him. Yes and let him know -That
yon love hitn, e'er life eveuiug
, Tinge hU brow with sunset glow.' ,
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead ! . X
If you hear a song that thri Is you,
Sang by any child of song,
Praise it. Do not let the eiuger
Wait deserved praise lung. ; '
Wrhy should one who thrill your heart
Lack the joy yon may impart T
. . j
If yon heard a prayer that rnoves yon,
By its hamble, pleading tune,
Join it. Do not let the seeier, -'
Boot before his God alone. , : r ; , , .
-Why should tHt your brother share -The
strength of "two or three" iu pray erf
If yon see the hot tears falling
-From a brother's eyes, j -Share
them. Ami by sharijig
Own your kiu&iiip, whh tjie skies.
Why should any one be glatl
When a brother's heart is sa'd T
If a silvery laugh goes rippling
j Through the sunshine on jhis fare.
Share it. 'Tis the wine man's saying
For bolh griefaiid joy a place.
There's health and goodness in the tniith
Iu which an hones tr laugh haj birth.
If yonr work is made nwire easy
- By a fiietidly helping hand,
Say so. Speak out brave and truly,
Ere thedarkness veil the laud.
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer f
Scatter thus your seeds of kindness,
All enriching as you go j "
Leave them. Trust the Harvest Giver",
He will make each seed to grow.
So until its happy end, '
Your life shall never lack a friend.
. For the Watchman.
Effects of Alcohol on the Ilumai. System.
"By common observation the flush seen
on the cheek during the first Btage of alco
holic excitation is presumed to extend to
the parts actually exposed to view merely.
Il cannot, hswevcr, be t(M forcibly im
pressed, that the condition is universal in
the body. If the lungs could be 6een, they
would be found with their vessels injected ;
if the brain aud spinal chord could be laid
open to view, they would be discovered in
the same condition; if the stomach, the
liver, the spleen, the kidneys, or any other
vascular orjran.or parts could be exposed
to view, the vascular engorgement would
be equally manifest.
The action of alcohol continued beyond
the first stajje, the function jof the spiual
chord is influenced. Through this part of
the nervous system we are accustomed, in
health, to perform automatic acts ef a me
chanical kind which proceed systematically
even when we are thinking or speaTting on
Under alcohol, as the spiual centres be
come influenced, these pure automatic acts
cease to be correctly carried on. That the
hand may reach any object, or the foot be
correctly planted, the higher intellectual
centre must be invoked to make the pro
There follows quickly upon this a defiV
cicnt power of co-ordination of muscular
movement. The nervous control of certain
of the muBclcs is lost, and the. nervous
stimulus is more or less enfeebled. The
muscles of the lower Hp in the human sub
ject usually fail first of all ; then the mus
cles of the lower limbs.
The muscles themselves by this time are
also Failing in powers they respond more
feebly than is natural to the nervous stimu
lus : they too are coming under the de
pressing influence of the paralysing agent ;
their structure is temporarily deranjred.
and their contractive power reduced.
The alcuholic spirits carried yet a further
degree, the brain centres become influ
enced ; they arc reduced in power, and the
controling influences of will and judgment
are lost. As these centres are unbalanced,
and thrown into chaos, the rational part of
the nature of man gives way before the
emotional, passionate or organic part. The
reason is now; off'duty, or is, fooling with
duty, nnd arfthVinere animal instincts and
sentiments are laid atrociously bare. The
coward shows up more craven ; the brag
part more boastful ; the cruel more merci
less; the untruthful more false ; the carnal
more degraded. In tino' verita, expresses
even indeed to physiological a curacy, the
true condition. The reason, Jhe emotions,
the instincts ail are in a state of carnival,
and in chaotic feebleness. Finally, the ac
tion of alcohol still extendingrthe superior
brain centres are overpowered; the senses
are beclouded, the voluntary muscular
prostration-is perfected ; sensibility is lost,
and the body lies a mere log, dead by all
but onc-iouith, on which alone its life
hangs. - V -
The heart still remains true to its duty,
and while it yet lives it feeds the breathing
power, and so the circulation, and the res
piration in the otherwise inert mass, and
keeps the mass within the domain of life,
until the poison begins to pass away, and
the nervous centres to revive again. It is
happy for the inebriate that, as a rule, the
brain fails so long before the heart, that has
not the power nor the sense to continue his
process of destruction up to the act of the
death of his circulation. Therefore he
Jives to die another day." Medicus.
Thc New York Triluue says: There
seems to be something rotton iu North
Carolina when a government contract call
ing for $! 5,000 is stopped by a United
States Marshal because the work could be
done for $150.
Europe lias a comet which is claim
ed to.be two degrees larger in the tail
than our et star. Shall the effete
kingdoms of the old world coto-et
over us in this manner? i
It is a foolish . mistake to; confound a
remedy of merit with the quack medicines
now so common; We have used Par
ker' Ginger Tonic with the happiest re
results for Rheumatism and Dyspepsia,
and when w;orn out by overwork, aud
1 now it to be a sterling health restora-
mSCEIili ANEOTJS. I
. Wnr He Didk't take out His Paper.
-The following official notification of the
failure of a subscriber to take out his pa
per after it has duly arrived at .his post
office leaves much to be desired, but not
much to be said: -, J
"Postoffice at Bozcman, Sfate of Mon
tana. Dear Sir: Pursuant to instruc
tions from the Postmasier-Grenerai,T beg
leave to inform you that your paper, ad
dressed to JB. Douglas, Bozeuianj Mont.,
is not taken out, but remains dead in the
office. You will please discontinue the
same. J. A. Tatlor, P. M.
"Reason : He was hung at Virginia city,
last Friday." j
The increase. values produced jby the
aggregate industries of the United States
in the last ten years amouut iu rouud
numbers to the enormous sum ot $2,625,
000,000. Iu agriculture we have beeu
busy during these years, and the above
large increase is not : by any means to be
attributed wholly to tuauuf act tires or
railroad building. The yield of wheat
aloue has advanced from! 287,000,000
bushels in 1870 to 459,000,000 in 18d0, a
gaiu of 75 per cent. In the latter year
the yield of corn was l,772,(JU0,00p bush
els, to 760,000,000 in 1870, an increase of
Vi p r cent. I;
-'The railroad earnings for; May, J831,
show an average increase of earnings per
mile over those of May, 1880, of $16, in
spite of the fact that nearly! 4,000 miles
of new road were built, mostly in new
aud thinly settled country. The increase
on forty -five roads was $2,466,457, or 18.3
per cent., but teu roads repot ting a de
crease', which was of small amount. In
1870 we possessed 44,615 miles of railroad
carrying 110,000,000 passengers; iu 1879
we hid 86,497 miles of road, carrying
193,000,000 passeugers, while during
1880-81 the increase of railroad bnildiug
and railroad business have: been enor
mous. A Few Words About Advertising.
The history of the world demonstrates
that very few merchants or manufacturers
have ever attained to any considerable
degree of success, without judicious aud
persistent advertising. Oue of the most
successful business men our i country has
ever produced has said that two tilings
are necessary to success in any business:
First you must have for sale something
that is good, and second you 'must let
the public know by advertising that you
have it, and we know no business cau
succeed without complying with both
Gathering Them In.
Albany, June 30. The grand
jury this morning brought in an in
dictment against A. D. Barber, charg
ing him with paing E. Rj Phelps
$12,500 for the purpose of bribing
State officers. He was admitted to
bail in the sum of $3,000, after plead
ing not guitly. E. R. Phelps was also
arrested . n a similar charge and ad
mitted to bail in- the same amount.
He also pleaded not guilty. (Charles
A. Edwards was also indicted for re
ceiving from Joseph Dickson; $5,0 0
for the purpose of bribing Slate offi
cers. J. Thomas Spriggs, or" Utica,
appeared as counsel for all the cases,
which are held over till uext term of
Considered as a Consercatir of Law and
The plug hat is a sort of a social guar
anty for the preservation of peace aud
order. He who puts on one has given a
hostage to the community for his good
behavior. The wearer of a ping hat must
move with a certain sedateuess aud pro
priety. He cannot run, or jump, or
romp, or get into a right, except at the
peril of his headgear. All the 'hidden in
fluences of .the wearer tend toward re
spectability. He who wears one is oblig
ed to keep the rest of his body iu trim,
that there may be uo incongruity between
head and body. He is apt to become
thoughtful through the necessity of watch
ing the sky whenever he goes out. The
chances are that he will buy an umbrella
which is another guaranty for good be
havior, aud the care of hat and umbrella
perpetual aud exacting it must be
adds to the sweetuess of his character.
The man who wears a plug hat takes nat
nrully to the society of women, with all
its elevating tendencies. He j cannot go
hunting or fishing without abandoning
his beloved hat, but in the modern en
joy men t of croquet and lawn tenuis he
cau sport his beaver with impunity. In
other worde, the constant tue of a plug
hat makes a man composed iu maimer,
quiet and gentlemauly iu conduct, aud
the compauiou of ladies. The inevitable
results is prosperity, marriage and church
When a hen sits on an era ptv china esr
you cuu ii ouuu insunci. nat do you
call it when a girl sets her affections on an
empty headed noodle f Bostou Transcript.
Down this way we call it exceedingly
corar&oc - i . - -
Found and Lost.
Big "Finer? of Gold in Warren $1,000 in
Six Hours Its Owner it Mobbed of it I
; aU tna Few Minute.
Mr. Edward Alston, of Fork township,
this county, 13 a most fortnuate man. He
has long known that there was a good
deal of gold oa his place," but has never
systematically worked it. Recently a Mr.
Irwin, from Onslow county, this State,
has been prospecting there without ma
chinery of any kind. Last week, between
sunrise and sunset, Mr. Irwin fouud what
miner 8 call a 'pocket,' twenty-six feet iu
the ground, and took out in pure gold
1,113 enny weights. A pen uy weight is
about niuety-aixceiitsso there were
fouud iu less than six neurs over $1,100
in cold. During this work he took out
one pan of dirt i in which there were
$150 in gold The largest piece of gold
fouud weighed forty-nine . penuy weights
and numbers were found weighing from
ten to twenty pennyweights. If the mine
hold out like this,! and it is not unreas
onable to suppose that it will, it is worth
ait immense amount of money. The
above statement we get from Mr. Alston,
and we know it Js true, for there is no
more reliable geritlemau to be found.
But, while telling the good part,
we must not omit something else. Mr.
Irwin, who . lives iu a house to himself,
had the same broken open a few days
afterwards, daring! his absence at the
mine, aud nearly lull he had stolen
among other things, the gold he had
fouud, oue twenty dollar gold piece, sev
eral two aud a half dollar gold pieces and
other things. It s supKsed that the
thief or thieves, as they knew nothing
about the gold, the finding having beeu
kept quiet, entered the building only for
the purpose of petty pilfering, but after
getter iu, found and carried "off more
than they expected. Mr. Alston offers a
most liberal reward, we think oue half
of the amouut stolen, but are not posi
tive, for the recovery of the money. As
it is mostly crude, uncoined gold, it
would seem that the thief, if ho ever of
fers to sell it, might easily be detected.
As we have before stated, the above is
beyond question true, and we hope aud
believe that the mine will be so worked
as to yield much money to its owner.
A Itclic of Pocahontas.
From Biit Nye's Boomerang.
The editor of this paper who has made
the study of the Iudiau character a life
work, has iu his possession a letter writ
ten by the well-known Pocahoutas to her
father, aud published it below for the ben
efit of his readers. Although we have, as
I we said, made the Bubject of the Iudiau
J character a life study, it has, of course,
beeu at a distance. Wheu it was neces
sary to take some risk iu visiting them
personally, at a time wheu they were
feeliug a little skittish, we have taken
the risk vicariously iu order to kuow the
Werowocomooo, Suuday, 1607.
Dear Paw : You ask me to come to you
before another moon. I will try to do so.
Wheu Powhatan speaks, his daughter
. tumbles to the racket.
j You say 1 am too solid ou the pale face
Smith. I hope not. He is a great man.
I see that in the future my people must
yield to the white man.
Our people now are pretty plenty, and
the pale face seldom, but the day will
come when the red man will le scattered
like the leaves of the "forest and the
Smith family will ruu the entire ranch.
Our medicine man tells me that after a
time the tribe ot Powhatan will disap
pear from, the face of the earth, while the
; Smith's will extend their business all over
the country, till you cau't throw a club
i at a yallerdog without hitting oue of the
j Smith family.
My policy, therefore, is to become solid
with the majority. A Smith may some
day be chief eook and bottle-washer of
this country. We may want to get some
measure through the council. See J
Then 1 will go in all my wild beauty
aud tell the high muck-a-muck that years
ago, under the umbrageous shadow of a
big elm, I pleaded with my hard hearted
; rureut to prevent him from ma.shing the
cocoauut of the original Smith, and eve
rything will be O. K.
You probably catch my meaning.
As to loving the gander-shanked pale
. face, I hope you will give yourself uo uu
jiecessary loss ot sleep over that. He is
i as homely anyhow as a cow-shed struck
by a club, aud has two wives iu Europe
and three pairs of twins.
Fear not, noble dad. Your little Poca
houtas has the uceessary intellect to pad
dle her owu cauoe, aud don't you ever
Remember me to Btindle Dog, and his
squaw, the Sore-Eyed Sage Hen, and
send me two plugs of tobacco and a new
dolman with beads down the back. At
preseut I am ashamed to come home, as
my wardrobe consists of a pair of clam
shell bracelets aud an old parasol. Ta,
Joe Snell after a big two or three
days drunk jumped from the bridge
across the Mississippi at- St. Louis,
Sunday night, but was washed ashore
a couple of miles down the river
where he was found sitting on the
bank next morning. ' His escape is
remarkable as the bridge is a very
Bob Ingersoll says Conkling looks
like a man who, in a fit of insanity,
has swallowed poison, aud running!
around asking for a stomal h pump. '
New Tone Milling Record. .
Gold Fields of the Southern States.
"F rom the geological reports of
Georgia, I find that there are 180
prominent streams in the gold belt of
that State, that furnish in the aggre
gate 26,000 cubic feet of water per
second, the capacity of each stream
varying from two cubic feet upward
as high as 3,000 feet per second. This
amount of water would give, with an
assumed head of 100 feet, 285,640
theoretical horse-power or 190,426
available horse power. Again, 26,000
cubic feet per second would be equiv
alent to 1,500,000 cubic feet per min
ute, and this volume of water confin
ed in a ditch would supply about
700,000 miners! inches. -
"North Carolina and 'Alahn
not behind Georgia in the supply of J
w.uer, auu me most ot this vast pow
er is running unused in the sea. Prof.
Kerr, State geologist of North Caro
lina, has given in his report a full and
interesting description of the valuable
streams of his State, and in some in
stances gives the estimated water pow
ers. It would be interesting to read
this report in conuection with this
"Custom mills should be built at
intervals thoughout the region, and
this water utilized for not only wash
ing down and concentrating the ore,
but also transporting it if possible, to
the mill ready for crushing and amal
gamating Upon actual experiment
in Georgia, it has been found that by
such treatment ore cau be profitably
handled that yields but seventy-five
cents per ton. Lust year the mana
ger of the FiudJey informed me that
where the ore could be reached by the
water, he had succeeded in mining
and crushing at a cost of but twenty
eight cents per ton. This was the
case, however, where the water was
made not only the mining but the
transporting agent as well."
! We extract the above from a paper
read by P. H. Mell, Jr., of Alabama,
before the American Institute of Min
ing Engineers, as worthy of notice by
those seeking opportunities for mir
ing enterprises. From same paper
we also extract the folio wieg :
; "Those who have bad the opportu
nity of exploring the region mention
ed above, will readily recall to mind
numerous localities to which their at
tention was directed by would-be
miners, as rich and desirable proper
ties, in which there were but few
quartz seams running in every direc
tion through tine grained talcose slate.
Most of the'gold in such formations
was always found disseminated thro'
the slate and but a small percentage
in the quartz. Such are the deposits
I propose to discuss in this paper.
"Of course, there are many excel
lent quartz mines iu the South that
are paying the owners good profits,
and many more to my knowledge that
are not being worked for obvious rea
sons. But it is out of the question to
suppose that these slate deposits can
be practically woiked by the same
methods adopted for extracting l before
from well defined and pominent quartz
veins. It is true that in many instances
these slate formations are quite rich in
gold, but this is not uuilormally the
case, and as there is nochanceof sorting
tTie ore, handling so much crude atnl
dead stuff in the ordinary way of
mining and milling would be ruinous.
"It has been my privilege to exam
ine quite a large number of these for
mations in the South and as a general
thing they were found so thoroughly
decomposed as to render it not at all
difficult to spade the slate, and pulver
ize the whole mass between the fin
gers. These formations are sometimes
several hundred feet in width, extend
ing to unknown depth, and varying
in length from a few hundred feet to
several miles.-" In fact in every re
spect, except as to composition and
location, they bear a striking resem
blance to the ordinary gravel deposit.
"Now, why cannot these slate for
mations be worked by water, some
what in the way as ore is concen
trated in gravel beds? This plan
has, in part, been adopted by N. II.
Hand & Co., iu working a property
located near the Pigeon Roost region,
Lumpkin county, Georgia. The idea
seems to have suggested itself to these
enterprising men trom the surround
ing circumstances. It is well known
that for a number of years this com
pany have supplied their mine with
water from u well-constructed ditch
over twenty-six miles in length, and
by means of this ready agent they
have successfully worked the slate
vein mentioned above. Before N. H.
Hand ct Co. took possession, tnc pro
perty. was very thoroughly tested by
the old plan of driving-shafts and ex
tracting the ore by means of pick and
shovel. Very extensive auJ elabo
rate machinery was employed but
without success, and the property was
eventually abandoued with consider
able loss to the company. When the
present owners, iherefore, litook pos
sessessioii, the past history of the
mine contained by little to encourage
them in the prH.cution ot the enter
prise. There was no regularly defir.
. , ' w
1 vein of quartz, but Simnlv-A T.irtro
'nass of fine grained talcose slate
throughout the length and breadth of
which good pannings of gold were
obtained. A twenty.fiyc stamp bat
tery, run by water, was -erected one
half mile from the mine, at the lowest
point accessible. Ou a hill in the
neighborhood of the mine a large rerse
voir was supplied withjvater from the
ditch above mentioned, and by means
a littje giant, iu connection with the
reservoir, playing under a pressure of
150 feet head, the vein of decompos
ed slate and quartz was driven through
riffled boxes towards the mill."
; 3lr. Venuor's Second Guess at
t - July.
j Mr. Henry G. Veunor, in a letter to a
newspaper in Ottowa, Canada, of the
23d iustaut, says: "I believe that the
present summer is one in a triad of simi
lar summers, probably the middle one.
It is likely to resemble that of 1880, and
to differ iu some of its minor details.
The approaching mouth of July will give
a great deal of rain, as in 1830, over a
large portion of the United States and
panada, while iu . Great Brittain the
Weather will in all probability be like
Wise stormy and wet. The storms of
ind, thunder aud lightning are likely
to be severe aud frequeut. The heaviest
rains for New York and vicinity would
locate after the 20th, and probably on
21st or 22d dates; between the 10th and
loth days an exceedingly hot term is
likely to be experienced in both the Uni
ted States and Cauada. Within a few
days from the close of the mouth, proba
bly about the 27th or 23th, a cool wave"
will occur, carrying frosts in Canada aud
cool weather generally, with storms of
wind and rain throurghout the United
States. Where storms have been severe
ly felt in the Western aud Southwestern
States during June, there also will the
severe 6toruis of July be experienced.
Notwithstanding the frequent and severe
storms during the month, frequeut alter
nations of fine hot weather will- counter
act to a great extent the damage dono to
crops iu general in the West. The en
trance of July in Canada, and also to a
considerable extent iu the United States,
vi ill be cool and showery, and the present
look out for tho fourth is uot ,a very
The Tobacco Crop.
Census office returns published last
week disclose the fact that the tobacco
crop is much better per acre in Northern
than in the Southern States. Thus in
pounds per acre :
Kentucky yields 75G
Virginia yields 573
Pennsylvania yields 1,340
Ohio yields 1,001
Tennessee yields 767
North Carolina yields 471
Marylaud yields 680
Connecticut yields 1,620
Missouri yields 773
Wisconsin yields 1,234
Indiana yields 742
New York yields 1,327
Massachnsettc yields 1,539
Illinois yields 699
West Virginia yields 564
The average in the Northern States is
1,150 pounds per acre, while at the South
the average per acre is stated to be about
00 pounds. In other words, the North
grows two pounds per acre to our one.
These are the census figures, but how re
liable they are "we caunot determine.
Our plants are probably not so large and
the texture not so heavy, but then, ex
cept in certain cases, our tobacco is fiucr,
of a better flavor and commands a better
price. This census showing, however, is
remarkable, and will doubtless attract
attention at the South.
Is it true that the average yield in this
State is only 471 pounds per acre! We
think there must bo some mistake, for
the census put the production in the
State at about 27,000,000 pounds, where
as Col. Cameron, a frera careful examina
tion, arrived at the conclusion that we
produced last yeai about 50,000,000
Let us haveTa little more light ou the
subject. Keics & Observer.
A Whiskey Wreck.
Augusta Chambers, known a few
years ago as an actress of considerable
ability but more extensively as a wri
ter of poetry, has been arrested in
Buffalo for drunkenness in the street.
Four police-men found it difficult to
subdue her, she fought so desperately,
and it was necessary to draw her to
the station in a cart. It is said that
she is the daughter of a former Gov
ernor of Nova Scotio. Beauty-and
talent gave her an auspicious start on
the stage. An even sadder failure
was that of the Countess Karaly,
whose recent death has revived mem
ories of her brilliant American debut
as a prima donna, in 1851, with the
famous Grisi-Mario company. Du
ring the latter years of her life she
lived in squalor and degradation, earn
ing a living by playing a piano in a
bar-rHm, when sober enough to do
Kulcs for Comfort at Home.
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Put self last.
Take little annoyances out Tof the way; i
When any good happens to anyone, re
joice. ! .
WhepP others are suffering, drop a Word
of sympathy. . . -
Tell f your own faults rather than those
A place for everything and everything ia
Hide your own troubles, but watch t
ueip omers out ot theirs.
Take hold of the knob and shut eTery
door after you without slamming it. ' ,
Never interrupt any conversation, but
wait patiently your turn to apeak.
Look for bcauty in evcryrtimgj-and take
a cheerful view of every event.
Carefully clean the mud and snow from
your boots before entering the hsnse.- , "
If from any cause you feel irritable, try
the harder to do little pleasant things.
Do not keep your good manners for
company, but be equally polite at home
When inclined to give an angry answer,
press jour lips together and aay the alphabet.-
Always speak politely and kindly to
jour help if you would have them do the
same to you. -
When pained by an unkind word or act,
ask yourself, "Have I not done as badly and
Our Platform. " ..
The Burlington llutckeyetiius graph
ically states his platform upon the
girl question, and we -arc of tne opin
ion that there are but few men who
would not be willing and more than
pleaded to stand upon the same plat
form. Philetus and his brother, who
are at our elbow while we pen these
lines, say they heartily endorse the
platform of the Ilawkcyc. But here
is the platform :
Give the girls a fair-chance, an'
even start, a "fair field and no favor"
in the school, in the sanctum, in the
workshop, the studio, the factory, on
the farm, behind the counter, on the
rostrum anywhere, everywhere.
Then if the girl can and does beat me,
why God bless the girl, let her go.
And I will throw tin mv hat and
hurrah while 6he sweeps under the 1
wire ana carries away the purse. My
dear boys,. if it wasn't for the girls
and women iu this world I wouldn't
want to live in it longer than fifteen J
minutes, borne day you will know
about all that is good and noble and
pure in your life you will draw from
your sister or some oilier fellow's
On the Verge of Starvation.
In some sections of southwest Geor
gia, the people are reduced to straits
just now that they have not known for
years. An exchange from Cuthbert
says: "Many of our people are redu
ced to straits Just now that they have
not known for years. e might re
late many circumstances that have
come to our knowledge that would
awake the liveliest sympathies of our
readers. 1 here are people in .our
county who have not had a mouthful
of meat for two days. Terrible! But
there are millions of people in Ireland
and on the Continent, who do not
taste meat once a month. Some that
have not had bread for that time.
Many horses andrmnlcs are plowing
now that had had neither corn, fod
der nor oats for-two weeks being
plowed till dinner and then turned
upon the swamp grass and canebrake
to graze till they are put to the ploT
A Scotchman living in Japan went
otttto buy a screen. -The merchautlold
him to come nsxt day, for, as it was
Suudav, he could not sell them, being
a Christian. The Scotch mau said,
"I felt, as if I hasi seeu a ghost. I
felt o insignificant auu so cheap that
all I emild do was to slip out of his
shop and tart for home." Auothei
Japanese Christian about to sell soriiOj
articles asked the customer, as lie was;
about to pay for them, "Have you j
noticed this defect, and this, and this?
The purchaser Jiad not observed the
defects, and decided not to take the
articles. This Is the sort ot Chris
tians converted Japanese make. - We
could well afford to exchange a large
number ofa certain sort of American
Christians (?) for Japanese Christians
of the kind referred to. Selected.
The Courier Journal has this hit s
"Every time llauni tliiuks he is in
dinger he gets out a statement of his
department alleging that he has col-j
lected so much money during the.
year, and 'not a dollar' lias been miss
ing. Of course, not a dollar should,
be missing. It is no virtue for Itaum
uot to steal the money thatr cemes tnj
him. He. prints" his honesty as if it
were a very rare thing at .Washing
ton. Perhaps it is.
Joaquin Miller said he wept on.
reading some of his own poem.--When
a man shows such, signs of re
jnorse there 13 some hope for him. . j