VOL XI1.--T2HD SERIES
bALlSJJUJKY, Ji. VV JULX ZB, 1BB1., NO 41 !
The Carolina Watchjuan
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JOHN S: HBTCEIHSON,
Italib and American 'IferHe
iMonuiieiits, Tombs and Gravestones,
L 1 nv v.vi:
rpnnlin2 nnv ic " " - .
XHe then.o.t elaborate in ."
ftr f arid i m4.1ar.snty U.at perfect .attraction
?,M:cn to the most cx.cli. ratrons.
Ju 1,1 ....mine mv fctock and prices be
For the Watchman
In Dreamland when the sun was low
All peaceful la; the pillowed snow,
And dark as mv inter was lite flow
Ol midnight's darkened density.
But Dreamland saw another sight.
Brit How Stands the Cft In Jorth
Carolina. j . j
Correcpondence of News & Observer.
It is tue habit of writers in the li
quor ititereLto discredit all unwel
come statistics Troti i a distance by pro
ducing distinguished "opinions" to
set oyer against facts. With litem the
opinion" of a ?w lurk city com-
When themusouetocameat deadofriiukt. Ciaf newspaper out weighs the state
ments ol tacts ana observations on tne
Hulject in Maine by judges, solicitors,
lawyers, Governors and Senators.
In the twelfth annual report of the
Massachusetts "Bureau of Statistics
oCLabor' January 18S1; a tabuler
statement is "given of the "liquor, of
r t i ' l :
Then rnhed the hand by anger drifen, uses arresi, ir.a.B nun wuuu.u..
And louder than the bolts of heateri, occurring in Boston u(aid the county)
Far sounds ; the awful tusscrj. I J lK 180. The result is that 84 per
cent, oi tne criruiuai caes.were.ioumi
Dit-jiefsing thoughts of sleep in flight
By means ot his cussed hummery.
The victim, all in, white arrayed
The 'fcketer drew his battle blade
And fuiiuus every muscle played
To keep hinv from viscesery.
Then shook the walls with howling riven ;
fbr their lives, and that forty-three
out of the forty-five could trace their
crimes directly to whisky ;f that; he
practiced in the courts of Northamp
ton, and that since whisky 1md been
lriven from the county! the docket
tad dwindled until te jjmlgea and
awvers had inthin to do.
Will these facts, toW, te "whistled
lown the wind',as"iaiatical?,, They
are the things that have feo profound
ly moved 4he staid old State and
drivel her to see!; a retneuyi X.
Cill .nd examine my
us. rill m-U at t'"e very low-
' Ms and esfrmates for any desired worfe
.Iin.p f.irnifheaonappiieaia.i., i ..cAl
; Visbury, N. C, March 9, 1881.
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t Ji R. CRAWFORD & it
But reder yet that face shall glow, j
And mader yet that man shall grow.
With the hum and stab of the ruusqueto
A believer in phlebotomy.
The combat deepens. On ye brave,
Who wishjbr booty, or the grave;
Have, victim rave all thy senses rave,
And save your physiognomy.
Few. few shall part where many Imet;
And there they be on mai siaineo sueci ;
And nary a one of them 'sketers'
Shall find a 'sketer's sepulchre
There was a bright youngster named ack
On his dear mother's chair placed a tick ;
giie rotc with a "Yip !' j
Then grabbed the yound chip, j-'
And warmed him down under his baqk.
There was a young girl at Waunette,
VJio thought she could kill a inusquitah.
She flourished her slipper, ;
But the wisegal-i nipper
Fvcmarked : 4,I will beat a retreat, ah
For the Watchban.
Grand Tournament. !
FARM AHD fACTOEY
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It: and Caps.
1! fE Finest RIFLE POWBER m
Ei. Pokad'o, N. July, 16th, 1$3J.
Editor Watchman : 1 I
For the last month the young peri
Montgomery county, and . especially the
ladies, had been looking forward j with
considerable interest to the Grand- jTour
n.nueiit which was to bo held at El pora
do on the 13th iust., nor were thejT dis
appointed in their expectations.! The
ni.trniiig of the eventful day was Cool and
promising but by noon Old Sid shone
firth with his accustomed power.j in the
afternoon an iinim-use crowd leg;nj gath-ering-and
before the exercises eominenc-
ed lolly seven or eight hundred; jjieopU?
were on the crouiid..
I At the hour set a drizzling vain I began tabic to intoxication by npiriluotis li-
t,i r.di whi. 'i hid f r.i iiitMfV.i. wliii tii uuoj. and that of the crimes cliarac
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i arrangements, blit the g
to be connected directly -or indirectly
with the ue of intoxicating liquors.
Similar statements are made by the
judges aud nrison officers of the States
of Connecticut, New York Pennsyl
vania, ect., ami of England also, giv
ing the per centage of crime attribu
table to intemperance at 75, 80, 85
and 90 per cent. But as these are all
too distautlo have any weight what
ever in North Carolina with the class
of reasoners referred to, the. executive
committee of the prohibition conven
tion have taken the trouble, in the
absence of any statistical records in
tins State, to ascertain from some of
eur Judges a statement of their obser
vations on the subject of the relation
of crime and intemperance.
The following letter from Judge
Schenck will show what liquor.drink
ing does for North Carolina: ;
Lixcolxton, N. C, May 2, 1S81.
Prof, W. C.Kerr:
Dear Sir: Your letter, inriuiring
what per ccutagc of crime, in my
opinion, was attributable directly or
indirectly to the intemperate use ol
ardent spirits, has been received. I
was at the bar from 1857 to 1874,
and had a large practice on the crim
inal sido of the docket. From 1874
to 1881, I was one of the Judges ot
Superior Court of North Carolina,
a ndfra versed the State from one end
of it to the other, and, therefore, my
opportunities for observation and re
flection on this subject have been am
pie. I give you my deliberate opiu-
ttiif Intlvr ccivnnlviiu'M nor rrtlt.
ot all crime, tn tins fetaU, is attnbu
valiant iklniits terizel by violence the proportion is
Vl our own an ' rorclgn ruUc unU
Fro.n lac Fiaest to tl cb apw.t
-kw n tt V ft
Jan. G, 1 Si 1 .
were litit tlms easily vanquished.! Alout
tour o'clock they assembled iu hfe lists
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: armor was the oulv nav iu which thev
diilVred from the -knights of dd, ijn gal-
: Ian try, heroic bearing and tendejr ijegards
for the ladies, they fully equnllekl that
I old stt ele-elaif gentry.
i Tiie first ktiignfc to try his
might justbybe styled tho black
, from the color of his horse. A
; Wfoie the dark horse carried tlwi day
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i tins was no exception, l lie maximum
A half dollar of 1807 IsVorth
en tv-five cents. A- hve-cent piece of
1795, in g'Mid condition,! is worth one
foliar. Fifty-cent pieces of 1813,
1819 and 1824 are worth sixty cents
each. A half cent for 1851 is worth
eiglrt cents. j
A gentleman recntly provoked a
one-armed organ grirUlep by asking
him if he was a survivor of the late
war. "Why, you fqol," exclaimed
the irate musician, Vdon't you see
that I survived ? Do I act as though
I was killed in the war. '
A person who has tried it says that
a handful of tobacco sterns, placed in
the box in which the log sleeps will
entirely rid him of fUas, and that a
leaf or two of the same weed put tn a
setting hen s nest kef-p vermin at
respect ful instance. Ilhesc are two
things tobacco is good for.
Wc sec it stated that Col. Pavne
declines the nomination for Governor
of Virginia atthe hands of the Dem
ocratic Convention upn the ground
of ineligibility, having borne a chal
lenge. How can Cafrieron (the Ke-
adjnjstcr) be a candid
ite, then, when
he fought a duel with Judge Hughes?
A Danville, Va. bllacksmith, who
is evidently a convert -to the Mahout
theorv of 'readjustment,' has posted
the following: Xutis-j-De copardner
sliin heretoio' rrsistiuif-betwixt me
ami Mose Skinner is resolved. Dcm
what owes de firm will settle wid me
an' dem what de firm! ow will settle
wid Mose. !
W. If. B.MLKV.
even larger. 1 add to this that vcrv
much ot civil legislation originates
also in this fruitful -source of evil.
The taxes raised from the sale of
spirituous liquors do not amount . to
one-fourth the money paid out by the
people in court costs, jail fees, lawyer s
fees and other expenditures .incident
to the execution of the criminal law,
and three-fourths of these expenses,
as 1 belbie stated, are chargeable to
Now add to this the moral ruin,
the social destruction, and the poiiii-
t .i i. ...i,:. i i
CiM crown. The next successful riders 111,(1 t,1C M': is, lIaIliS i
virtuwus ami souer roinu. l
from the inmates of our
The Cincinnati Gaicile says : "Of
the live hundreil deatijs j which occur
red in this city from the excessive
heat, thres fourths, ifj not' a larger
proportion, arc traceable to Ihe in
temperate use of intoxicating liquors."
All of which we respectfully com
mend to the attention of advocates of
Pleasing an Amateur Musician.
"I think," said a well-knowa orchestral
leader -the best joke ever played in this
town was on an ambitions amateur pianist
when Qottschalk was here. The amateur's
father was the owner of large hall, and
he effered the use of it to Gettschalk for
his benefit. There was to be a piece for
eight pianos, and the amateur was to play
one of the instruments. I waa'the leader.
I thought Gottsehalk would haves fit when
I told him that the amateur couldnt'play
three straight notes.
" 'He is sure to throw us all out," said I
'and ruin the performance.'
"Gottsehalk swore like a major, bot
t'was no good. , The bills were out and be
couldn't go back oa his programme, even
if the gift of the hall was no consideration
to him. At last I hit . upon an idea that
fixed the whole business. The Amateur
came down to rehcrs&l, and we praised him
up until be thought he was the star of the
night. As soon as he left we took the ham
mers out of his piano, and made it as dumb
as an oyster. I guessed he would never
know the difference, the seven pianos going
The tuneful convention laughed.
"And just as I thought," said the leader,
hammering on the table with his glass,
"that amateur or bis friends never discov
cred the trick."
"No, sir; he just sailed in and pound
ed, on that piano as if it were the worst ene
my he ever had. He was bound he would
show off among so many good pianists, and
hammerd on his key-board until the per
spiration nenrly blinded him. Now and
then I looked at him approvingly, to give
him fresh courage, and every time that I
did he gave the piano a tick that nearly
made matchwood of it. His friends all
around threw bouquets at him, till he look
cd like a wedding arch; and when it was
all over, his fond parent fell on his neck in
the greenroom and slipped a check for $250
into his hand. The old man didn't know
whether he was standing on his head or
his heels, he was so tickled, abd the way
he set up the wine for the crowd wa3 a cau
tion."" "Didn't he look fine'1 said he to me,
'among so many first-class professionals
4"I never heard an amateur do so well
in public,' said I. What's more I meant it,
ch ? Don't you think I was right ?"
ing twilight. It Is predicted by -astrono
mer that before the 1st of July it will be
visible all night.
The identity of thia remarkable body
will doubtless be ocn determined. Pro
fessor Lewis Swift thinks It may possibly
prove to be the great comet of 1812, which
has been expected to reappear in this quar
ter about this time, j
Dr. Gould, of the National Observatory
of the Argentine Republic at Cordoba, 3. A.,
announced, June 1, the1, appearance there of
a Urge comet which he suspects to be the
great comet of 1607, though that comet was
not expected to return for some fifteen cen
turlei Scientific American.
An English Medical.
LoSDOK, Jnly 8."-T!he Lancet, the lend
ing medical Journal ofi London, any v: The
accounts of the condition of ilr." Garfleld
are oa the whole satisfactory. They hare
reasonable ground fori hope. There arc
ot course many perils still to be encoun
tered. Secondary internal hemorrhage
may occur when the bullet is surgically
or accidently displaced; extensive inflam
mation or blood poisouiug is possible ;
but looking at the case as a whole and
recalliug the history of similar en sea, it
is impossible not to feel that a fairly good
hope is permissible. It may be assumed
that the Course taken by the bullet must
have been such as to avoid injury to the
most important structures. It is search
possible that any largo vessels can have
been injured, and a; hypothesis of the
complete severance oif even of a severe
injury of. the grent nervcj U not necessa
ry to account lor the pains in the lower
extremities. The liver, if wounded, can
hardly have been extcutively lacerated.
If Mr. Garfield survives the perils of the
uext few days and the bnllet cau bo ex
tracted, there cau be no medical reason,
at least Arising out ot the general char
acter of his injuries, why he should not
do well." -
Let your colt bo lomeslicatcd tnX
live with you frorn h?3 tenderest oge
and when a horse will be simple, de
cile, faith fu I a od in ured to hardshi p and
fatigue. Do not beat yoar hones or
speak. In theni in a loud tone of voice;
do not get angry with them, but kind
ly reprove them of their fault ; tlcv
win uo ocuer tnereaiter, lor thv un
derstand the language of man aiid its
meaning. -If you have a Ion"- dnvVT
journey, spare you t horse at the start;
let nun irqucntly walk to recover his
wind. Continue this until he lias
sweated and dried three times, and
you may ask of him whatever you
please, he will not 'cave you in diffi
culty. Observe vonr hor?o when ne
is nruiKing at a brook'.. If in bring
ing down his head hp remains square,
without bending hW limbs, he posses
ses sterling qunfitirfl, and all parts of
nis oouy are built symmetrically.
Four things he, mut have broad
front, chest, loins t and limbs: four
things longneck, chest, forearm and
crup; tour things short pasterns,
back, ears and tail.
number of rings was wo by ALr. B. Hop
Z 4i. Vance.
. VRiluiY a O.Hli-.s- I, I r p.xr.rii.v mill Mr T, fin,.ii. every
Alio IN YSAIiD COUSELLCIIS. i1(.,f. 'r v.i u.nZL. Thev .hot I. ike v. have-no doubt that the statistics you
.-. u..'..w- ..i tvn ii..ei.i-iMi ttiM tk4iv. fi-1 t,aw gather
; ....... . i i i -.i - i nails ami ueusicntiarv win conunn
.... . ,. . - r ... . i AYiiicil niev ioauoi. i lie m-cimu mid uiihi i- .. , .
rranuee in r-wprtii-.c v -i.r; l. u.t i;;' . , ! .. .ill i have written.
JJute, Siirine Court ol Vrl!i l .-siroiiua, trow ns ei e aw auu-u n mr .uuiu
; relvful t;ciirt!Vd L tNn!ijt. el Met k! nli'iir, tlemeii. While too remainder if the
vOanarrus, L nion, CJ;is:on, llowan ami Dnviit-
oji. CiSkOllu'e, -two auurs v;;st ol liiiu j rn
dence Vqu:ire- 1 tj
Very truly yours,
J. 11. M.-COKKLK. TIIKO. F. KIA'TTZ.
McCORKLS 3c Itu-TTS,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS,
Salisbury. N. C.
- fOffice on Coum-il hiiett, opposite the
Cottit. IIoue. j7:tini
Judge Eure says: "Of homicides
and all crimes against the public peace,
1 am of the opinion that more than
fifty per centum of these result direct-
L. II. CLEMHST. 1
tt uvntyi at ginr,
ATTOILYUY AT LAV)
SALISBURY, IV. C,
Practice? ia t'oe State and Federal
knight 8 gained no jiiizep, they were not
behind the lucky tiires in gallantry and
1 iiiiirtial beariuir. Mr. P. C. Sanklers of
Uwharrie was partieu'aily noticeable and
was the "Chevalier Jiayard" of the oeca
Rion. Mr. John Sanders, of Opliir, de- j v .fVotu intemperance," and he attrib
serves praiso for his good ruling sjud had utes many 'of the crimes of other
! his horse not -beeome frightened, his place classes indirectly to the same cause.
would have been near the head if not Judge Seymour says: "The com-
t ' mc m I MM I
there. Mr. A. II. binders, ot Onhir, the monest otlcnscs on our docKcls are
modern Arthur, nlihough with hhf trusty those'with violence upon the person.
Excalibur he failed to" get the prize, he Of the minor ones, assault and batter
rode well and merited the praise which ies and affrays, &c, intemperance is
li received. Takiuir all into considera- the almost invariable cause. Of the
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tiou the Tournament was a grand sue- cases of homicides which I have tried
ctss, in Ihe last two years, 1 now. recollect
lu the evening a ball was held, at which ten, of which six were, in my opinion,
the Queens of Love . and Beauty were traceable directly to drink. With re-
crowucd. On behalf of Mr. Hopkiins, Mr.
Sanders presented the first crown, to 'Miss j
I Lei the Coggins. The second Was pre
; aented to Miss Minnie Wood by Mr. Rin
dail Harris on behalf of Mr. L. Coggins,
-' while Dr. Rogers, of Washington, pro-
Rented to Miss Nora j-orncy tne crown
mi lv Mr. I,. Russell. The ball was a cent, are due directly to intemper
I .incidrd Kurress and lasted until the "we' ance." Iu his charge to the grand
! i i v iinl inrv nt th l.mt Anson court, he stat-
RUiil 11001?. .UH""n luo m.mj iuu.vo J-J - . . . ' -
Ik a .ilia
New York Herald i Carrier pigeons
last Sundav m:rninix conveved to
Tom's River, N. J., before eleven
o'clock, a summary of the most im
por ant news published in the Her
ald. Those fleet winged aerial mes--sengers
may yet play an important
part iu the distribution of informa
tion to points not quickly attainable
by post or telegraph.
The high French heel, about which
there has always been so much dis
cussion, is rapitllv going out of fash
ion, and in its place is a low, broad
heel, placed just where it .should be,
and not under the ball of the foot.
1 rue this innovation is apt to make
the foot appear at least one-third lar
ger, but fashion demands the change
It comfort there be about this new
iden, it will not be felt at first, for the
sensation of wearing low heels, after
using the high ones for so many years,
The Socrcb of Much Norss. At Gran
vilie Corners, Mass., n couple of men began
the work of drum making in 1853. Now
they have a five story factory, 110x40 feet,
from which thev have turned out 70,000
drums. They were mostly toy drums, and
were made of wood, tin, brass, and nickel
The drumheads have used up 30,000 sheep
skins. Sciehtijic Albert tan.
card to other offenses I cannot speak
with as much certainty, but the ad
mitted truth is that the criminal class
is, as a rule, a part of the intemperate
Judge Gudger says: "Of the crimes
of violence tried before me 75 per
ttorSbys, Conns elers
9 . and Solicitors.
' : SALISBURY, X. C
nrespnt we noticed Miss Li. Kiiy ana Miss eu vuai ne uau icvcuhj wun, u
13:Cm4!l)nvi8f of Randolph, Misses. McKinnon, two adjoining eastern counties, each
- " - . . - -m . T-k O T I In ri.d ffll l.irinil 'I 1 1 1 I 111 Iipriv iM1 h III.
of lower Montgomerv xvaiss o. oauuers ut iai65j.j... -
and Miss Carter, of Uwharrie, Miss Min- ilar, except in one respect that the
nie Wood, MUsLeitheCoggius. MissXo- one (Northaraton) had a county pro-
ra rornevrMiss Maggie Henderson, of hibitory law, the other (Halifax) had
El Dorado and Miss Harris of Lexington, not. In Northampton he found eight
Much praise t due the knights fortheir cases only mi the do-ket, w.uc.i ia
enn-v and perseverance iu getting up cleared the fi8t day. In Halifax he
I Im found a laree number ot cases
tMft i t:rii:i men i . ijtLi 1 wmj i 0
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if i ! rr i.
j . it ..... i- irUtnh fnnV nnnrlv the who.c term ot
toenioy thcrnseives, aua uiey aii joiu iu i -.v -
Qcjck Telegraput. The Direct Cable
Company and the EccninQ Telegram of this
ity seem to he justly proud of a recent feat
in rapid telegraphy, by which the mult o
the Derby race in 'England was announced
here in advance of all other mediums of
communication. The Telf-oram. with its
usual enterprise, had an operator and iu
strnmcnt on the grand stand at Epsom
The remainder of the story is thus record
cd : "Horses got away at 10:21:5, New York
time. Iroquois passed winning post 10:23
55. New York time. Result reached New
York 10:24. Time occupied in transmis
sion, 5 seconds."
There is a man in Amlover, Mass., who
has developed a higher, degree of finan
cial genius than ordinary rogues can
show. He bought the material for a $10,
000 house oi six -month credit, and at
the end of that time refused to pay. All
the stuff wa in the house which stood iu
his wife's name. The labor was obtained
in the same, way, none of the men being
paid, and their employer havo nothing
. . .i Ah i,a court to trv. after moving some and . anlyect to execution. I his shrewd geu-
.i I 'therms have fanoUier leaving a murder case on the docket, iu lives contentedly iu hi tine honse
thr.t before It.tg they may have , anoU.er , ..y,. meeting Jn he t u ig han!,y nt.ce,Mrv to remark that
enjoyable afiain- aus. ft WeWon reccntl a very his neighbor do not lovo him much.-!
) PK7TD LAUT5XETH & S0ITS, rhnaWphla, P
The Beacty and color of the hair may j srikirjr address was made by. Mr.
be safely regained by using Parkfer s Hair t- a prorninent lawyer of the coun-
frime. cleanliness and dandruff eradicating ' .y
Tbe Great Comet Now in Sight.
The comet which made its appearance to
the naked eye in the northeastern sky on
the morning of June 23, and was seen from
many points between Hartford, Conn., and
San Francisco, Cal., is perhaps the comet
ate.lv reported by Dr. Gould, of Cordova
Observatory in South America, It appear
ed, after its perhelion passage, in the con
stellation Auriga, about eight degrees from
Capclla, with a bright center and a tail 15
degrees long. It promises to be a conspic
uous object in the heavens this summer.
The new comer was almost simultancous
y discovered in this country by P. H.
Thompson, Blufton, Ga. ; by 1. 1 J1.U--
wafds, Havcrfsrd College, Pa. ; E. L. Lar
kiu, New Windsor, and several others. We
are indebted to Mr. Thompson for a special
telegram announcing his interesting obser
A correspondent of the New York Sun
reports the discovery of the comet at a little
before 2 o'clock, A.'M., June 23iat ash-
urnon. This we believe is the very earli
est sight of the stranger, and may entitle
the observer to the Warren prize of $200
Thp first annearanre of the comet is thus
described by the Sun correspondent :
'Just before 2 o'clock this morning the
writer was summoned to an upper story
window by a night watcher in the hotel.
Pointing to the horizon just east of the
Gcrtr?retown Heiirhts. the- watcher said
'Don't you see that distant fire!'
"Shooting up from the horizon was a
bright, silvery, perfectly defined, nd
steady stream of light, fan shaped. It was
wholly unlike the light of a distant confla
gration. The stream seemed to reach fur
ther and further, up, pointing to tho pole
star. The boundary lines were well de
fined, and converged. It was no fire. There
were none of the wave of light suggesting
an auroral display. The distant glitter of
n. movinsr electric light was the only ex
planation that could be given of tho singu
lar phenomenon. Suddenly there arose
from the horizon a brilliant disk of light,
bright as Venns at her brightest, and fulTy
as large as that planet appears. Into this
disk or nucleus the fan-shaped stream of
liht converged. There was no longer any
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doubt ; it was the bursting into tbw u
comet, the like of which has not been seen
since Donati'i comet of 23 years ago.
"The comet rose rapidly and became a
splendid object. At 3 o'clock it was about
15 degrees above the horizon and 45 de
gree's north of the moon. At this altitude
th tail was about 10 degree long. It
moved apparently rapidly in an easterly
direction, and was visible until after sun
rise. At half past four it was t eeo at Bodie,
Cat., where the nucleus waa well defined
and'the tail brilliant. It was observed t
Tombstone. Arizona, at four A. with
the nucleus apparently half the ze of a
mon. and the tail fau-bpe ind very
A dispatch from
Electrical. Light Patents. About 173
patents have so fur been granted for pat
cnts relating to electrical lighting, in this
country, and about COO more applications
for patents thereon are now pending.
When wc consider the laric -number cf
patents now existing for telegraphing in
struments, telephones, alarm?, clectricrd
butteries, switches, and the di visions of
electrical devices, it will readily be under
wood that the Patent Office at Washington
is rapidly becoming a great store house ot
novelties relating to (electricity, and that
this branch of invention is already one of
extraordinary magnitude. Scientific Amer
History of the Old Red Cent.
As the old "red cent" has now
passed out of sight, liko the "old oak
en bucket," its history is a matter of
sufficient' interest sfor nrcscrvation.
The cent wasirst proposed by Rob
ert Morris, and was named by" Jeffer
son two years later. It made its ap
pearance from the mint in 1792. It
bore the head of Washington on one
side and thirteen links on tho other.
The French revolution soon created a
rage for French idea in America,'
which put on the cent intend of the
head of Washington the head of the
Godcss of Liberty a French Liberty.
The chain on the reverse fide was
displaced by the olive wreath of peace;
but the French Lioerty was short
lived, and so w.n her portrait on our
cent. The next head or figure that
succeeded this the staid, classic dame
with-a fillet around hr hair came
into fashion about thirty erforty
years ago, and lr finely chiseled
Grecian features have been slightly'
e fleeted by th'J laps of time. '
Lineonton Progress : The West. N. C.
Railroad has been cmnpleled about fifteen
miles below Abbeville and will teach
Marshal, Madison wninty, by the COlh
inst., and form a through connection by
the last of November to Tennessee. W hen
this Hue is finislied all the force (now 1,-
000 hands) will bo concentrated on the
Ducktowu line. This line will bo com
pleted to Pigeon river by the 1st of No
Some of the parsons at th?
are preltp plain speaking people
Among others, we notice that Kcv. It.
C. Mac-Arthur, ot Jew lorK, assan
od Vice-President Arthur in his sev
mon, accusing him of being Conkling's
tool, and deploring the possibility ol
his becominsr President. And Kev.
Mr. Lobinger, at Philadelphia, in the
cour?e of his sermon, said : "This last
art. W hich fills all minds, is but the
Mntnr.nl aud legitimate outcome of
.-fnl0rt;m It k the culmination of
crime. This man Guitcau was not
insane. He had a personal grevance,
it i true, but he was mo' ed to the
commission of crime by the factious
idrit of nartisanshin. Not that he
had any personal relations with the
leaders of stal wartism, but his act is
the logical fruit of their ideas and
spirit. Whatever the issue, 'stalwart
ism' is doomed. The people will no
longer consent to be ruled by a mod
ern Mephistophiles such as Hoscoc
Conkling. There is need for a polit
iVl nr..tPtnntism that shall rifc
mrainst the leaders of tins faction?
spirit For the assassin there should
be no maudlin sentiment, and there
shall be none from this pulpit. He
should die the death, whether the
President dies or not."
Thrift U an admiral! hous-ctioid
virtue. Without pietcncer imposing
air?, it expresses a worldly condition
very fu.I of comfort. It is the note ot
an advancing and lifilt'.tv civiliza-
tion. Intelligence, for'n-t, activity,
economy, and good management enter
into its meaning?" It dos not mean
wealth, but competence vo jn hand.
The rich may he thrift !e-0, lh poor
thrift v. It is theAvell tdo habit that
holils current interests in equipoise,
and gives hostages tojhc future.
The thrifty individuals and-classcs
of society inevitably rise to the sur
face ; the thriftless as inevitably sink
to the bottom. No thoughtful erson
can deem these results strange. They
follow as effect -follows cause. The
flush of business; the flow of money
in modern times has tempted mrtry
into spendthrift habits,; which I ring
poverty iu the midst of surrounding
evidences of prosperity, while those
able to -resist these temptations flour
ish and rirow rich. The prosperity of
the Jews is a miracle. The abuegatiou
of the small vices would elevate any
people. The vices of modern cities
arc eating out the prosperity of our
people. The liquor, cigar, and sport
ing money wotild, if expended in
proper way, make the whole jieople
Soil Burninar Out.
A Doo Dies of Grief. At the
burial in Caldwell, rccenty, of the in
fant daughter of Capt. Roland, it was
observed that a dog that had been al
lowed to play with the child when
alive had followed the remains to the
grave, and while arrangements wetc
being made for the interment of the
baby the dog hung around the corpse,
moaning most piteously and other
wise exhibiting iu grief, and wucn
the grave was opened it jumped in
and refused to come out for coaxing
or acoldinz. At lat the dog wa
tied with a rope, aud taken from the
ground and secured to a tiec to pre
rent its en;nsr into tbe grave again
After the burial rites were performed
For about two moi.ths a dense
smoke on the Carolina side of Savan
nah river-ha's been visflde evny dny
froni this city and once or twice dn-
ring that period the wind netting in
this direct i n, hr.s filed cur streets
with I ho disagreeable odor "f burning
vegetable matter. Un inquiry we
learn that the some arises troin tbe
burning of the turf or peat of the rice
fields in that, locality, which took
fire during the dry weather in May,
aud soon made such progress as to de
fy attempts to extinguish if. - The
Gelta, Lhcvcs and Proctors planta
tions, we are told, have already suf
fered greatly, while cverv day in-
creases tne uaraagc to an alarming
extent. Iarge areas of the rich peat
soil of1 those valuable plantation?
have already Le?n burnt down to the
wet sea level, entailing damage to the
soil that will require centuries to rc-hur.-r-&rvanncli
prop-.. 1 ties.
Vutil nnt PAln Mafc... to fjnd A. Case
... . . ..... I A. 1 iW.
He said he had appeared lor or like this. There, rc plenty aimiiar onrs coran ia..uv Dnrlujm R'rnrdrr.
srern iw tne uuvticii t .
r 1 'nnd ib do? was approacbtnl to be
tjortheastem bcartnacan U t amed Ue it was found to be dend.
Tbs Czar is a cigarette smoker, arid
the Nihilists re letting him alone,
relying ou the cigarettes to do the
Ar exchange says by bibles are
foing out of fashion, and that or.e
irl baby id all that fashion permits.
a'c had supposed that fashion dd n't
ocrroit q nv babies at alh-JTflwVa
jlrli-asli -r.gainst forty-five criminals who stood right here at home.
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