fhe Carolina Watchman,:
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Monuments, lomos auu uia.vBBwuwj
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fjUintf a practical m.ii Wr-woiker, enibles
mof executing any piece of work Irom me
nhuneftt to tne iuwi cmuyimv i
, . -i - ia ana ram uiai vvi irti nirii.iiv..
u will Se given to the inost exacting patrons.
- CH and examine my Stock and prices be-
,re purchasing, as 1 will sell at the very low-
InA estimates for any desired work
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SiUSBCUY. X. C.
Wl!Xr AT LAW,
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i jmi' While our brother, with heaven b'fo'him,
ifmmsMmM (wco ovcr al,out ouo Umrth f
mCW fmtmm Carolina, Thin U scarcely nii
WMMmmmm ;ti of learinff'- f- miy .
.iP wituiti a given raauin ot miles. 41
',lWMmmMMJ mauy factories, many mine, and
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ORDER gM USltS
''Rowing Agalnst'the Tide;
It it easy to glide with the ripples
Adown the stream of time, ' "
Ta flow with the course of the rirer, ' f
Like music to some old rhyme;
Bat ah ! it takes courage and patience
'Against its current t6 ride;i - L v
And we must have strength from h eaten
When rowing against the tide.
We may float oa the river's surface
--: .While our oars scarce touch the stream.
And visions of early glory - f r ' .
. On our dazzling sight they gleam ; .
(.- We forget that on before us ? f? A ,
- The dashing torrents roar, "
And, while we are idly dreaming, i - "
.Its waters will carry us o'er. I.
Bat "a few ah, would there were many!
Po upth.Btream of lifo4 . J
r They etrujrgle against its jsurjje :? , v ;
. And mind neither toil nor strife, i
, Though weary ?And faint with tabor,
Singing, triumphant, they ride ;
For Christ j the hero's captain
When rowing agarnst the tide, .
.Fur on through the haxy distance,
.Like a mist on a distant shore,
. Ther see the waJIs of a city,
With a banner Heating o'er.
, .Seen through a glass so darkly
Tliev almost mistake their wsy :
But faith throws li-lit on their harbor,
When darkness shuts out their day.
And .shall' we be one of that number
"Who mind not toil nor pain fj
Shall wc mourn the loss of earthly jo js
When w;e have a crown to gain f
churches where it is similarly prohibited.
1 There are several counties, many town
ships, a:nl a hirgc number of towns and
cititfs where it is prohibited, jow rho
j ever heard it charged that tho prohibi
tion enactments as applied in these in
stances jwas any invasion of popular
"s'lls'wr ,,ertr' y'", yer l.a'p of any
., I. '
Quietly, withoat contest or excitement
the laws have been passed, nrohihitiug
the fiale iJ" liqa)r over a large qxtwit of
ter itory, and now When' it is proposed to
ap;ly tli same law to tlie remaining por
tion of the Stale it is dTcovered that it
is a fearful outrage and a .'terrible inva
sion of our liberties. Ififwas jiight to
'Prohibit itiu one-fourth-of th
rohibit it iu one-fourth of the State is it
? If the act
: is uo invasion of popular liberty,
-rty, Jiow can they make ft appear so in
the remainder of this State? Thev areuo
' new thing, and when anti-prohitionistsget
np now and decry what they denominate
these uiodern innovations they show that
they are not. fully conscious of wiat they
me talkuigalwiat. - ! .
Now, in this con uectidS, we wonld like
to ask tlif candid anti-piohibitiouist why,
if prohibition u a good .tiling in - ojie-
fourth of the State, it will not Hie a good
tiling in tho remaining three fourths? That
the (teoplo in the one-fourth are satisfied
with it is evideucd by the fact that no
cnorc nas ueon maac to uave me laws re-
pealed, nnd.such a thiug is never thjought
0f. Absolute prohibition also prevails
over the rutin; Stare on certain days, 011
Sundays' on elecflon' daysand ho auti
prohibitionit will assert tnat it is not,
Why is it not good for tho ix'uiainiqg days?
Tho same reason that caused the enact
ment for thefwT special clays applies as
forcibly Jo all tho days of tho week and
the year. V ;"" ' : " . ; ; ','
When reduced to 'plain comimm sense
all the trumied up arguments so called
ag.iiiiHt picihibj tion, are the sheerest
sophistry atd iuuseuse.--Cirtiio . Ob
server. ' ' ' .
ANew York Scexb. The New York
Ecpreu gives the following description of
what the police found in a B rook lyn tenement-house
: 4,The second floor of thij house;
was occupied by Bernard McClarey," his
wife Ann, and six children. The place was
one of the most filthy which imagination
could picture, and McClarey and his wife
were both stupidly ,drunk. McClarjjy was
sifting on the floor and had a two-ytar old
child in his arms, which was dying, but he
was too" stupidly drunk to realize iti The
woman was lying on the . floor helplessly
drunk. The other five children were sit
ting rouiYd on - the .floor, emaciated and
' Internal revenue collections, in th4 State
of North Carolina, for the fiscal yesr end
ing June S0th,r 1830, amounted to (2,854,
006.71, The total collections in the United
States, from all sourcesof internal revenue
for the same period, amounted to $124,516,
614.02. - The cost of collection wss 3.63
per cent. 75. ' ' '
"The Commissioner of internal1: Revenue,
in a recent letter, says that the 6th District
of .North Carolina noir has the largest num
ber of officers of any other district U the
United Stat es. Internal Sevenue Guide. ;
TnE Beautt nd fcolor of the hair may
lie safely regained Jjy ; using Parker's Hair
B dsauvwhieh is much admired for its par
fume, tleanliness and daudruff eradicating
1 11 1 et that proiubitzon i
North Carolina ns a Cotton" State;
WTlmlnston Star." ' ' ; ' V
The development, and growth of the
cotton interest in North Carolina Is not
to be overlooked. A little-while (ago -only
a few yeiri the crop wa but little
morejthan 100,000 bales. - In 13?9 if bad
grown to 33u,G76. . The probability is the
crop of J 830 exceeded this and more than
400,000 bales were produced With the
increase of the cotton crop there is an in
crease of; cotton.. lactones. , Bnt the; in
crease of .the latter is not by a long .way
in proportion to the increase of the form
er. , It onght to be. . Every 2 report; ''from
the factories South of us. is encouraging;
some of the reports arc astonishingly en
cournging.' k i -:t j . I
But tho strangest. thing to os about the
cotton crop in our State iauiie diatribot
tion of, prodactirenessJxTher6 are Vonn
ties like Cumbevland, Montgomery, Bla
den. Onslow and Brunswick ; that ought
to produce much more cotton than they
do. Yon find coun ties like Wake John
ston, Mecklenburg, even Cleveland and
Ga6ton,"growing a great deal more cot
ton than youTwonld have thought whiist
B&ndolph, Rockingham, Forsvth, and
other counties. produce but few bales.
The statistics show that nearly all tho
counties produce the great staple and
that most of the couuties are; capable of
doing a great deal more if the demand
and price should authorize it. Wo cau
see no reason for not expecting the ! crop
of North' Carolina to reach some time in
the future 700,000 bales. This will de
peud on simultaneous prices to some ex
tent. Wc must believe that planters will
not continue to raise cotton at an actual
loss. We have given our views at length
on the necessity and wisdom bf a varietv
of crops and we need not say anything
furtner now.. Supposing that the cotton
interest of the State continues to'jjrow
during the next decade as it has during
the last decade, and there i? good rejasou
to expect the crop to equal 600,000 or
700,000 by 1890. At any rate the State
is capable of producing that an.ount.
Utiuzixg Cottok Seed.Ou the 24th
of May. last the association of the cotton
seed crushers hld a geueral i convention
at Ciueiuuatti, at which fifty -fivcj oil
mills were represented. There were no
statistics presented of the capital invest
ed or of tiie value of the products turned
oat, but the industry was reported to be iu
a flourish tag condition. Tlie j. cotton, seed
oil extracted was shown to bo entering
largely into consumption as food in the
place of lard and olive oil, and the hicnl
or residium of the ground cotton seed to
enjoy a large and increasing demand for
live stock and as a fertilizer. It is also
found to bo the bet adultewuit known
for-ground mustard, and is extensively
used for this purpose.. Iu fact, there is
now an uulimited demand for cheap ma
terial with which to adulterate standard
articles of food, .and whoever cau, supply
them will be sure to do an enormous bu
siness. The manufacturers of cotton seed
oil have an industry in which such arti
cles aro produced to great advantage,
aud in which everi portion of the rawiina
terial is utilized and where is absolutely
uothing wasted Something like a quar
ter of a century ago this profitable branch
of manufacture did not exist and the cot
ton seed were- thrown awav to rot Now
this refuse is tho basis of an important
branch of commerce. Xcic Orleans Times.
YESxotts Guesses at August. Mr.
Henry G. Veuhor has extended his pre
vised", predictions so that they include
August in detail as given .below :, Au
gust 1 Probably warm and oppressive.
2 and 5 Generally pleasant weather,
fairly warm 'days and cool to cold even
ings and nights.. - 6-Fair; and pleasant.
7 (Sunday) Heat and storms. 8 aLd 10
Sultry weather, with heavy showers,
cooler evening and nights, jll and 11
Heat again iu the United States, With
cloudy- and sultry Weather1, storms in
Canada. 14 (Sunday Cooler change.
15 Cooler to cold and cloudy aud pleas
ant. 6 Storms throughout portions of
Virginia. 17 ahd 18. Hailstorms ijind
frosts probably in somo portions. ID and
20 Heat and storms. 21 Sultry and
showery. 22 Sultry " and ! windy, i 23
antL 24dleat and wind. 23 and 26
Heavy storms ou the lakes, on the St.
Lawrence aud around New YorU. 27 and
29 Cooler weather, with rains and frosts
in tho northern section. 30 aud 31 Fair
and pleasant weather, with cool evenings
and nights, with indications of returning
heat.' '" " " " "' " ' I . ;
Cbossixg the ; British jChasxel).
Auothcr schemo for crossing ; the English
channel by railway has just appeared.
The projector is Mr. Bradford Leslie, the
engineer of the East India Railway Com
pany, who proposes to travel into Franco
through a cylindrical steel tube submerg
ed 40 feet below the surface of the water.
The tube will be so ballasted as to make!
it weigh 1J tons to the foot less than the
j water displaced, its buoyaucy being couui
l terbalanced by mooring at every 250 fet.
1 At the ; shore ends it woul 6 be lai d !i o
i dredged or excavated channels, and would
be made to riso froiu - the mid-chanuel
deDths bv . eav gradients. The cost of
i carrying out r tl is '.scheme is estimated at
v 'A Little Love Story, r - - ,i
About two .weeks ago ft young woman,
who' had always moved in the best circles
in Richmond, Yasociety, chanced -to read
in the Hartford. Chvrchmah an advertise
ment in which a widower , in Ohio "wished
to" secure the services of a governess to take
.charge of his little girlj Being : dependent
upon her mother, a widow ; in, moderate
circumstances, the' young woman, who is a
very pretty . blond c, t d pferm 1 oed t o m ako
application for the position with, tho hape
of assisting her mother. Accordingly, she
visited her pastor, a wejll knorn clergyman
of Richmond,; J and also . a distinguished
jurist, and obtained t from thejpM Jfcteni i.of
recommendationwltiich sbs forwarded to
the widower with her, application. ,The
high character of the gentlemen, as well as
the cordial manner in vfhichthiy expressed
pabilitiesland. rbeauUes of character, had
such welghtwitn the widower that he went
on to Richmond,' satisacd he would find
the lady he desired. .lie called "upen her,
had several satisfactoryjinterviews indeed
they were satisfactory to such a degree that
upon . the gentleman's
North in the early part
departure for the
of last week the
4 aforementioned clergyman was astonished
to receive a note from him announcing that
he would not take the lady recommended
for governess, but desirea to secure his ser
vices in making her his ivife. Last Wednes
day afternoon the parties to the novel
courtship were married. "The groom is
about fifty-five years of ige, a gentleman of
means and fine appearance. As a wedding
gift he settled upon his newly .made bride
the sum of $30,000.
Conductor A. S. Parker, of the Grand
Trunk Railroad, who j resides in Battle
Creek, Mich., by an accident lost a leg and
arm at StihvcH Station. The members,
severed from the body, were left lying by
the side of the track, while the body was
immediately conveyed t South Bend for
medical assistance. As soon as he recov
ered consciousness he began to complain.
His attendant, knowing his arm was many
miles away by the side of the railroad
track, paid no attention to his complaints,
thinking him out of his head. He still
continued his assertions that the fingers of
his right arm were doubled under his hand,
and asked his assistants to send and get his
arm at'StilVell. By hbl speech". thev saw
that lie realized the areijent, and a tele-
gram was sent to St.iUyeUjvsemL the mu
tilated arm to its owner.!. Thc'request was
carried out, and the arm sent to him by ex
press. So soon as it wasi taken up otF tho
ground, a few moment after the telegram
was sent, Parker remarked to his assistants
that his arm was all right now, that they
had picked it up. Every time a person
took hold of it along the route Parker
would speak of it, and cry out with pain
when it was roughly handled ; and when
ever any of his attendants touched it while
it lay in the next room to him he .knew it
as quickly as though the arm were still at
tached to his body. The messenger who
got the arm said that he found it just as
Parker had said it- was, with the fingers
cramped under it. ' This is one of the most
singular, yet .well authenticated cases on
record, where a man could feel in an arm
which had been cut off manv hours. The
physicians are baffled to account for it. and
can only class it under the head of the nn
explainable phenomenal mysteries which
are sometimes met with in the study of
In a recent article on this subject a well
known scientific writer says : illt is never
too soon to go in the house when' a storm
is rising. When tho clouds are fully
charged with electricity they are most dan
gerous, and the fluid obeys a subtle attrac
tion which acts at great distances and in all
directions. A woman told mc of a bolt
which came down her mother's chimney
from a rising cloud when the sun was
shining overhead. - N.W.Willis writes of
a young girl who was killed while passing
under a telegraph wire,' on the brow of a
hill, while she was hurfyiiig home before a
storm. The sad accident at Morrisania,
when two children were; killed, should
warn every mother that itj is not safe to let
children stay out doors this last minute bc
fere the storm falls. "People. should not be
foolhardy about sitting on porches or by
open windows, whether the storm is hard
or not. 3u"ild showers often carry a single
charge, which falls with deadly effect. It
may or may not be safe to stay out; it is
safer to be in the house with the doors and
windows closed. The dry air in a house is
a readier conductor than the damp air out
side, and any draught of air invites it. A
hot fire in a chimney attracts it, so to
speak, and it is prudent for those who
would be sure of safety to use kerosene or
gas 6toves in summer, aud j avoid heating
the chimneys-of . houses. iPeople are very
ignorant or reckless about - lightning. . I
have seen a girl of eighteen crying for fear
of lightning, and running every moment to
the. window to sec if the jstorm was not
abating, unconscious that she was putting
herself in danger. - If everyone would hur
ry to shelter as soon a storm-cloud was
seen coming, and if '-they-, would shut the
doors and windows, and keep away from
them afterwards, and from; the wires, stove
pipes, mantels, heaters audi mirrors with
ihoir kilvir baeks which carrv elccfricitr.
anu aeep away from lightning : rods and
their vicinity, - and from meUl 1 water
spouts, with ; good rods on their houses,
theylnight dismiss the 'fear of lightning
from their minds, so far as it is a thing of
rejison and not impressidn.--: C. Fartkir:
j Wood -Pulp.
Some Plain Statement of Facts Concern-
- - ery Costly Monopoly, .
" A reader desires an. explanation of what ,
wood palp means, and . why its position !
ou. the tariff sheet provokes indignation, 1
.Wood pulp is a leading Ingredient in the
manufacture of paper. The paper on which.
tlwB Qbterter is printed is from one-quar-
ftef to one-half wood palp; its proportion
in other kinds of paper raries with the
1 1.; the.article.'jrt ia iua.de by saW
FcpBpIr Rsli(ttol blocks
and rnnning theip tbroOgU fibre maclunes.
, A very. few. men own,- the" patent lipolr
this process; , Last year it was asserted
that Coagresmeu Warner Miller, of New
Y(?rk, and Russell, of Massachusetts, Were
the 60I0 owners of this process in the
United States. It may be that some oth
ers are interested in it, but to all practi
cal rutent these two may be regarded as
the American proprietors of the monopo
ly; Owning this, they i are able to say
how much wood pulp shall be sold for,
and thus regulate the price of paper.
They have grown wealthy by forcing up
this price and by preveuting the impor
tation of wood pulp uuder heavy duties
thii8 levying a direct tax npou the educa
tion and intelligence of the country.
A Remedy for Lockjaw.
In the Sun, some years ago, a receipt
was published for the cure of lockjaw,
which is simple, and said by subscribers
who represented at tho time that they
had tried it, to be attended by tho most
satisfactory results. -TheSremedy is sim
phf to smoke the wound with burning
! wool or woolen cloth. Twentv minutes
iu the smoke of burning wool, it is said
will take pain out of the worst case of in
flammation caused by any wouud or
bruise. In the Sun Almanac of 1S77, p.tgo
32,1 this receipt is preserved under the
head of "Worth Knowing," to which is
added the fact that the reme-dv was tried
by a subscriber of the Sun, who had suf
fered intensely from a nail wound, and
wih the niofit beneficial effect. Physi
cians who rely on the pharinacopia for
remedies would probably regard a simple
agent like the smoke of burning wool as
anj"old womau'-s remedy," but in view of
so jmany as eleven deaths, recently, of
boys from the dreadful malady of lock
jaw, in spite of scientific treatment, it
would du no harm to try sonic of the "old
woman's practice'1 on the next victim of
the toy pistol.
The Artesian Weu. at Durham. Ta
king much interest in this work, both from
its scieutific and economic bearings, we pay
it frequent visits-, one of which wc made on
Friday last. The damage done to the der
rick by tin storm having been repaired,
work has been actively resumed, progress
ingat the rate of from fifteen to twenty
feet a day. The depth ou Friday was
1. 072 J feet. The stratum passed through
shows little marked change, being white
snnd stone, which succeeds the red and
other dark colors. The debris brought up
by the cleansing tube looks like beach sand
It is interesting to watch the descent and
ascent of this tube, which is of heavy cop
per, about four inches in diameter, and
eight feet long, provided with an upward
opening valve, which admits tho debris
wheu it touches the bottom, and closes
when the tube i3 brought up. The engine
which lifts the tube moves at the rate of
240 revolutions a minute. At this great
speed the tube is forty seconds in descend
ing; and one minute in ascending. Mr,
DickersOn, iu charge, thinks he win not
reach water under 1,800 feet. Durham
Dry Earth as a Disinfectant. The
following is taken from Good Health :
Dirt is so cheap that hardly any one appre
ciates it worth, at least very few know its
value as a disinfectant. Dry earth is really
one of the most excellent of all disinfec
tants, and possesses another advantage in
that it can always be obtained in any
quantity, without money and without price.
Its veay cheapness is, perhaps, one reason
why it is so little esteemed and employed
The'character of , the earth used is. how
ovrri a matter of conseouence. Coarse
tianA ami nToist earth are valueless. To be
effective the earth must be fine and dry
Dry,! powdered clay is perhaps best of all.
Dust from the road is excellent. Dry coal
ashei are also very excellent. By the free
use of dry earth, sinks, stables and similar
sources of foul gasses and disease-produ-cin"
germs may be kept in a perfectly
wholesome condition. The application of
the earth once a week, once a month or
two or three times in the course of the
summer is not, however, sufficient. To be
effective it should be applied daily, and
when the matter to be disinfected is large
several times a day.
Thi babv clenhant. bom in Philadel
phia March 13, 1330, weighed 213 pounds
at birih, and within the year gained 700
pounds on an exclusively milk diet. It
now xteiglis not iar ;rom i,uu pouuua.
Spoopcudyke on the Bicycle;
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-bCAeAAi..8uui!cisc Ton uns.
i" 6POOPEXDYKE AXD ITS CON
T'! : " SEQUEXCES. .
t''ow, ray dear said Mr. Spoop
endyke, Jmrrying up. to his wifeV
rooin,if you'll jcome down in the yard
I've got a pleasant sururise for vn
' ' -yhatJs it? asked Mrs. 8poopen
dyke, 'what haveyou got5-a horse
. Guess , again grinned Spocpen
dy ke, : It's soriiethiug like a horse.'
. 'X know! It's a new parlor carpet :
thats what itis!'. -
Ko, it isn't, either, I said it's like
a h6rse; that is, it,? goes when you
make it. Guess again ;
-'! Jt paint Ibr thei Ritehen walls V
o, ttain't' and it ain't a hogs
head of stove blacking, nor it ain't
seven gross bfj stationary wash-tubs.
'Now guess- again . -
'ifhea it must-he some lace curtains
for the sitting room windows. Isn't
that just splendid?' and Mrs. Spoop
endykc patted her husband on both
cheeks and danced up and down with
delight. ; j
'It's a bicycle, that's what it is !'
growled Spoopendyke. I bought it
for Exercise, and I'm going lo ride it.
Gome down and see me.'
'Well, ain't I glad !r ejaculated Mrs.
Spoopendyke. ! You ought to have
ercise iu anything, it's in a bicycle.
Mr. Spooiendyke conducted his
wife! to the yard and descanted at
length on the merits of the machine.
'In a few weeks I'll be able to make
a mile a minute,' lit eaid. as he steadi
cd tfie apparatus against the clothes
post ajid prepared to mount. 'Now
you watch me go to the end of this
Jtic got a foot into one treadle and-J
went head- first into a flower patch,
the machine on lop, wilh a prodigious
crash. " : '
'Hadn't you belter lie it up to the
post until you get on'&uggcsicd Mrs.
'Leave me alone, will ye ?' demand
ed Spoopendyke, struggling to an
even kneel. I'm doing most of this
myself. Now you hold on and keep
your; mouth shut. It takes a little
practice, that's all.'
lur. opoopenuyKe mounted again
and scuttled along four or five feet
and flopped over on the grass plat.
'That's splendid !' commented hii
wife. 'You've got the idea already.
Let me hold it tor you this time.7
'If you ve got any strength just
hold your tongue, will ve? growled
Spoopendyke. 'The bicycle don't want
any holding. It ain't alive. Stand
back aud give ine room, now.'
The third trial Mr. Spoopendyke
ambled to the end of the path and
went down all in a heap among the
'That's just too lovely for anything!'
proclaimed Mrs. Spoopendyke. iou
made more'n a mile a minute, that
'Come and take it oCT!' he roared
'Help me upl Dod gast the bicycle!'
and the worthy-gentleman struggled
aud plunged nrouud like a whale in
Mrs. Spoopendyke assisted in right
ing him and brushing him oil.
'I knew where you made your mis
take.' said she. 'The little wheel
ought to go first, like a buggy. Try
it that way going back.
'Maybe you can ride this bicycle
better than I can !' howled he. 'You
know all about wheels. What you
need how is a lantern in -oiir mouth
and ten minutes behind time to be
the city hall clock. If you had a
bucket of water and a handle you'd
make a steam grindstone. .'Don't you
see the big wheel has got to go first?'
'Yes, dear murmured Mrs. 25., 'hut
I thought if you practiced with the
little jwhcei at first, you wouldn't
have far to fall.'
'Who fell?' demanded Mr. Spoop
endyke. 'Didn't you see mc step off?
I tripped that's all. Now you just
see iho go back.':
Once more he i started iu, but the
big wheel luruetl around aud looked
hii it the face, and then began to
"Loolc out!' squealed Mrs. Spoopeu
dyke. Mr. Spoopendyke wrenched away
ai.d kicked and struggled, but it was
of np a vail. Down he came, and the
bicycle was a hopeless wreck.
What'd ye want to tell for?' he
shrieked. 'Couldn't ye keep your
measly mouth shut ? What d'ye think
ye are, anyhow, ja fog horn? Dod
cast the measly biicvele !' and he hit !
it a kii-k that folded him up like a
bolt ofrnU3lin. !
Never mind, my dear counselled
Mrs. Spoopendyke. 'I'm afraid, the
exercise wa3 to violent anyway, and
I'm rather glad you broke it
'I s'spose so snorted Mr. Spoop-
endykel 'There's sixty dollars gone.'
. . .
Douj t worry, love. I'll go with-
out tne carpet an j curtains, anu ine
pa:nt will do well enough in the
lkir?in . r at t
Kcnerj. Let me rub you with arni
. Utit Mr. Spoopcnilvke was tort
deeply grieved ly liis wife's comluet
o accept anj. oQiced t hernia ml,
referriu to nunisli tier tv ii',n
his wounds smart rather than
well, and thereby relieve iier'nf anv
anxiety she bronht on bcreelf by- acti
iuff aa outrageously under thecircumi
stances. ' -v -ir, ': .,t ; "
Troubled About If. - .' I
r The. wine dealers' assoeiat ion ' of
New York is so much disturbed ly
.iv3jvi. ut, me uesmicuon 01, live
liberty of the people of North Carol?
na by the adoption of prWibition that
wicy ubvb issueu a circulate tolhe vo
ters ot this State, bwceehin therh to
vote against pwliSbtfJonTaiid preserve
their liberties. This is verv ennsid.
erate on the part of theSviue'data-s'
association.- We like to seclheni tak'e
so much interest in us. Btt we wonhl
appreciate their concern much, more if
we 'were not under the suspicion thai
our threatened liberties are synony
mous wiin tneir prohts, and thatpro
fits- in- tins case inspire solicitude rath
er than our liberties do. In all the
time that has past, during which" at
epochs-our libcrtips were in imminent
peril, we do not remember to have ev
er received a word or a line from the
aioresaul wine sellers, nor do we know
that they manifested 4he slightest'
alarm at the threatened loss. -It N
our candid opinion that wo will be"
able to take care of our liberties with1
out any outside ndciri. wnnnnlliA
ming from such . a 'questionable
source as the wine seller? associatfon
or other "spirit" combinations which'
have lived, waxed fat and grown rich'
by the liberty we enjoy of buying
their drugs, paying for them, and
keeping ourselves poor while thejr
were growing rich. 06$:
Last year Colorado produced gold nnd
RilriT tn tlio 'iiKiuitit nf i'l-i ofkifum rni:
forma SH,00D,tX)) aiuT Nevada- 13,000,
000. .'. " .
In -Colleton county, .S. C, there has
been but little rain sim-c April. Forest'
trees !ir l'vin- :itl. m-o iMi.rr .r
. .7 O -"- ' " '
and the crops nre h fa ring badly. - In
Clarendon county sticams " aud fmndn
have drid up, and many rattle and hogs
have 'died of thirst. - Vhat luttc Vbnen er.
Notwithstanding the warm summer sum
mer weather and thi; influence resulting
from the agitation pf the prohibitory' law,
comparatively few 'grain dittilleries havo
suspended in this, district. A larger num
ber has operated during the present month
than for the corresponding period oMast
Many pf-rsons iron towels, fold thtm,
and place them away before they are
thoroughly dry. This is an error, and
sometimes leads to results not exected.
Tn this damp condition there i mould
which forms on them called "odium'
one variety of which causes a skiu-dis-casc
known as ringworm.
The New Jersey S rat Prison, Septem
ber 1680, contained ffjD-convicts. - The
Maine St;to prison had KM), its average
being 2.00. New Jersey has less than
double the population of Maiue, aud more
than four times as many prisoners. New
Jersey licenses the liquor trafiic; Maine
has Prohibition. '
It appears from the police reports- that
in London alone thcro are no less than
30,000 regular thieves, 1"0,000 habitual
gin drinkers and 150,000 people living in
systematic debauchery and vice. Out of
the four and a half millions of people in
London, not more- than 200,000 are regu
lar attendants at any place of worship,
and not more than 00,000 regular com
mnnicauts. There a a new cotton "mill going up at.
Comuany Shops in this tate. It is tomnke
chain warp yarn, about number 20s. It is
to be under Superintendent tafau'ttellolt,
who spent three years in the-machinery
business in Massachusetts. There are kct
erarSouthern younjUieii who are in New
England getting a practical knowledge of
the cottou milling" business. TJwit is th
way to do it. We hopemany "others will
do likewise. W'il. .irtur.
The members of the las Pennsyl
vania Legislature sat longer than the
time specified iu the constitution, and
concluded they were entitled to 500
extra compensation. The District At
torney contested- the matter and the
judge of the court before which it was
brought set down likera ion of iron
on the back-pay grabbers.
Statrsville Jjbndnmrk : It is understood
that the meetiug of the directors of tho
North Carolina Midland, fur the purpose
.f locatiug definitely the lino f tho road
j will be held at Wiaston one day ext
weekA citizen or this p ace who is
traveling in Caldwell, Watauga aud Ash
. .t.i 1 1 -1
reports uiai lutm i mi .uuuatijr large
number of tourists, ia the mountains,
The boarding liouses at Blowing Hock
are filled to overflowing, aud theproprie-
torare compeilcrt to re: use lorgcrs every
aj wn ims icjeciva ouj niiwu
this season 4 .. ."