Hie Carolina Watchman.
XV. THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY. N. C, OCTOBER 9, 188$.
in every day, and when all are
received, will show to
v our friends
Winter stock of goods
in all desirable lines that ever
was shown in our
will he full from
goods at lower prices than
ever before known for many
that we will pay you the high
est prices for your cotton, (fee,
end sejl you
as low as they can be bought
in Western North Carolina.
J, D. GASKILL.
ton to bottom
O world, great world, with all tliy busy '
And rushing tides that fill thy great high
ways, Thy varied merchandise and costly show, ;
What is the greatest gift thou canst he
O Life with all thy strivings and thy
Thy fond desire and erer changing
What wilt thou gjv us for oar eager J
What are thy choicest treasures f Peace
But peace by striving only may be won
The sure reward of duty bravely done j
And those who labor aad endure the
After long toil, shall know the sweetest
DANISH BARQUE IM ALTO,
On Voyage from Wilmington, N. (?.,
Towards Trieste, Austria.
Off Isle of Zante, Ionian Sea. Sat
urday, Feb. 23, 1884. A week to
day since we quitted the plutonic
shades of Strom boli ; a week to-night
since we bade defiance to the terrors
of iScyila and Chary bd is, and a week
to-morrow since "Etna's peak witli
umbrage blue" melted into "Sicilia's
pastoral plains' It was our fate to
escape Scylla and Charybdis only to
fall into the clutches of Boreas. Du
ring the whole of this period we have
been battling against a violent "north
er" which sweeps down with irresist
able fury from the mountain regions
of Montenegro and Dalmatia, and is
called Bora by the shivering inhabi
tants of the Isles of Greece. This
morning it was evident that the hours
of the Bora were numbered. When I
went on deck at 4 a. m., there was an
expectant hush in the atmosphere, as
if nature was awaiting with bated
breath the impending change. A mass
of dusky clouds looming vast and
fantastic in the Uncertain light like
mountains in dreamland, hung around
the eastern horizon as though await
ing the coming of the "God of glad
ness" that they might catch the first
golden beams. A gleam of lambent
bursts from the waves higher aud
hijher it ascends as the "Lord of
light" rises from his billowy couch.
At last his lower limb barely oscu
lates the glowing horizon.
It is "morn ou the waters, and purple and
Bursts on the billows the flushing of light."
There is one cloud that melts not
with the others beneath the blazing
flood of light. An examination with
the binoculars proves it to be land,
the "Hyacinthiue isle of Zmte," 'Iso
la D'oro," "Fiar di Levante."
Fnir isle that from the fairest of all
The gentlest of all names doth take'
Yes, that mass of misty purple can
be no other than aicient Zuiuhysus,
and that snow-browned monarch di
rectly ahead of us is Mt. Euos on
Keplialonia. What tiny isle is that
hiding behind her larger sister's pur
ple robe and peeping timidly over her
snowy shoulders? It is Ithaca, where
"sad Penelope o erlooked the wave,
and which the ever faithful son of
Laertes through all his long wander
ings looked back upon and loved
"non quia larga, seA quia sua" to
which and to his ever faithful wife
his heart was eyer constant through
all the enchantments of the Hesperi
an garden of Alcir.ous and the se
ductive charms of the Princess VaU-
cisca. When Calypso "the fair-hair-.
ed nymph -with every beauty crown
ed" attempted by ravishing songs to
prevail upon "sad Ulysses" to re
main with her in her "violet isle,"
amid scenes where
"If a god should cast his sight
A god might gaze and wouder with de
light,"' he maintained a sad silence
"While wistfully he eyed the barren deep,
Wept, groaned, despairing sighed, aud
Until Calypro, becoming disgusted
with bis lugubrious ungallantry, fitted
him out with some cold victuals and
a canoe, and told him to paddie out.
What a noble guide book Homer
prove to these regions of song. How
the sublime descriptions of the "son
of Jos." the "-star of song" the "grace
of graces, puts to shame the drivel
line of "Bradshaw's" and "Baedek
er's." He who can visit the scenes of
the Odvssev and Iliad and believe
Homer to have been blind, must then
he prepared to impute to him the
powers of divination. In no other
manner can the accurate descriptions
in that immortal work be accounted
for. The sightless author of Paradise
Lost also wrote striking descriptions,
but chiefly of abstractions, or of such
things as the conversation of others
might furnish him the grouud work,
aud his active imagination the re
mainder. Milton's affliction came on
in later fife after his accute powers of
observation had stored his mind with
countless visions and vivid memories
.of the visible world of nature. Ho
mer, that "lord of mighty song" as
Dante calif him, combining the at
tention to minute details of Crabbe
and Hogg with the glowing imagery
and rich vocabulary of Byron and
Moore paints word pictures of such
topographical exactness that the most
unobserving could scarcely fail to re
cognize at a glance any scene describ
ed in the wanderings of Ulysses. I
even thought I could discern "faith
ful Argus" in the group of sore-eyed,
scalded canines on the quay. Perhaps
I wrong the brute in question, but
judging from the general expression
orbis features 1 would hesitate awhile
before trusting to his powers of mem
ory after a separation of twenty years.
I would prefer to place ray depend
ence on something higher the back
fence for instance.
About mid-day the unexpected re
turn of the Bora compelled us to turn
our backs upon "fair Greece," and
thread our way among the groups of
islands which add beauty to the land
scape, but danger to the navigation.
How thickly associations cluster iu
this region. The history and civili
zation of a world is comprised within
a territory no larger than Rhode Is
land. Almost every spot of ground
in this vicinity is immortalized by
song or battle. It was not a sense
less fable which made Clio the sister
of Calliope, it was the thoughtful al
legory of a philosophic and observing
mind which beheld the intimate rela
tions of poetry to history in clothiug
with amaranthine fame the scenes of
wars or verses. What the Punic wars
did towards establishing the undying
renown of aucient Carthage, the songs
of Homer have done for the Ionian
isles. What the deeds of Leon id as,
Themistocles aud Miltiades were to
the ancient Greeks the verses of Lord
Byron are to modern Greece.
Late iu the afternoon when the
sombre shadows of Mt. Enos were ly
ing far out upon the waves and the
"God of gladness" was shedding his
parting smile we sighted Santa Mau
ra aud about twilight ran in under
"Leucadia's far-protecting rock of
woe," where tradition says that Sap
pho committed suicide, but where
Welcker, that heartless Teutonic icon
oclast of romance, says she did not.
Put Sand iii Your Craw.
An Old Chicago Sufferer Asks About
the New Cure for Dyspepsia.
Some time ago the Constitution pub
lished the following special from
The most wonderful cures of dys
pepsia are being made around Athens
by taking a spoonful of fine sand af
ter each meal. Parties who have been
suffering for years areentirely relieved.
There is a good deal of excitement
over the new remedy.
This was extensively copied in the
northern press and brought, among
other letters, tlie following :
1127 Wabafh.ra venue, Chicago, Il
linois, August 3lt, 1884. Dear Sir :
Please find enclosed stamped envelop
and clipping from to-day's Chicago
Telegram, clipping quoted from your
paper. Would take it as a great fa
vor if you will let me kuow if there
is any reasonable foundation to the
story or is it merely one of the nu
merous items I uui an old chronic
sufferer, and if there is anything in it
would be glad to know it. Respect
fully yours. V. V. Poweb.
p. s. Would like to know of some
one who has tried it.
The whole matter was referred to
Col. Gantt. of the Athens Banner
Watchman, who answers as follows.
We will state that there is nothing
humorous about the above, but it is
an old remedy that has long been iu
practice in the rural districts around
Athens, and hundreds of cures have
been effected by it. Of late it has
broken out afresh iu Oconee county,
aud persons who have been sufferers
from dyspepsia for years are now
entirely cured. The sand taken
must, of course, be very fiue grains,
aud is best when gotten from the run
of a spring, where it bubbles up with
the force of the water. Take a tea
spoonful after each meal. The effects
are not at all unpleasant or injurious
and after a few days patients can eat
any kind of food and digest it thor
oughly. Mr. Webb Bar bar, former
ly a citizen of Athens, substituted
pulverized glass for sand, and took a
small quantity T after each meal for
years, aud says he never suffered with
dyspepsia afterwards, aud the glass
always kept his bowels regulated.
The remedy is simple aud costs noth
ing, and from the statement of many
reliable parties we can guarantee that
there is nothing injurious about its
use. If uecessary, we can give a
number of certificates from parties
who suffered for years from this afflic
tion, and ate now entirely well from
the sand cure. Athnta Constitution.
of Hot uiu liters .
Says an English paper; In 627
the heat was so great in France and
Germany that all springs dried up;
water became so scarce that many
people died of thirst. In 879 work in
the fields had to be given up; agri
cultural laborers persisting io their
work were struck down in few min
utes so powerful was the sun. In 99$
the sun's rays were so fierce thst
vegetation burned as under the action
of fire. In 1000 rivers ran drv un
der the protracted heat ; the fish were
left dry iu heaps, and putrified iu a
few hours. The stench that ensued
produced the plague. Men and ani
mals venturing in the sun in the
summer of 1032 fell down dying ;
the throat parched to a tinder aud
the blood rushed to the brain. In U32
uot only did the rivers dry up, but
the ground cracked on every side, and
became baked to the hardness of stone.
The Rhine, in Alsace, nearly dried
up. Itally was visited with terrific
heat in 1139; vegetation aud plants
were burned up. During the battle of
Bela, 1260, there were more victims
made by the sun than weapons ; men
fell do wn sunstruck in regular rows.
In 1303 and 1304 the Rhine, Loire
and Seine ran dry. Scotland suffered
particularly in 1265; men and beasts
died in scores. The heat iu several
French departments d nring the sum
mer of 1706 was equal to that iu a
glass furnace. Meat could be cooked
by merely exposing it to the sun.
Mot a soul dared venture out between
noon aud 4 p. m. In 1718 many
shops had to close ; the theatres nev
er opened their doors for several
months. Not a drop of water fell
during six months. Iu 1753 the ther
mometer rose to 118 degress. Io 1779
the heat at Bologna was so great that
a great number of people were stifled.
There was uot sufficient air for the
breath, and people had to take refuge
uudcr grouud. In July, 1793, the
heat became intolerable. Vegetables
were burned up aud fruit dried upon
the trees. The furniture and wood
work in dwelling houses cracked and
split up ; meat went bad in an hour.
The rivers ran dry in several provin
ces during 1821 ; expedients had to
be devised for the grinding of corn.
Iu 1822 a protracted heat was accom
panied by storms aud earthquakes :
duriug the drought legions of mice
over-ran Lorraine aud Alsace, com
mitting incalculable damage. In 1832
the heat brought about cholera in
France; twenty thousand persons
fell victims to the visitation in Paris
alone. In 1815 the thermometer
marked 125 degrees in the sun.
A Bad Dog and a Good Dog.
I'otl .and Revisited. I
Adoi? belonein? to the B s. which
D OCT W
was a great favorite of theirs and re
garded as of thoroughly irrenroacha-
ble training, was charged by some of
their neighbors with worry iner sheen
at night. The family rebutted this
charge on the ground that the dog
was fastened into their kitchen at
night, and was never let out uutil the
servants came down in the tnorniner.
The farmers, however, persisted
that they knew the dog well, and had
been him going from the sheepfold,
thnuirh he had managed to escape
w O o s
them. When this was urged so strong-
lv us to make it imperative on tue
j g to take some further steps, oue
of the daughters volunteered to sleep
in the kitchen aud watch the dog's
When they made up the young
lady's bed the dog seemed very rest
less and strange, but by and by he
settled down, and all was silent.
A little after midnight he cot up,
came to the bed, and sniffed about
uutil he had satisfied himself that the
ludy was uot awake. 1 hen he lea ped
into the window seat, lifted the catch
nf the shutters and opened them.
Then he undid the latch ot the win
dow, which he opened, aud then dis
After a long interval he came buck,
,.nP nd fastened the window and
shutters, and fiuiahed by licking his
own feet, and the marks wnicn ne
l.u.l loft bv snrinyimr Oil the floor.
To the terror of the seeming sleeper
he now came and closely scrutinised
her : but she kept still, and he at last
crept off to his own bed.
As soon as she heard the servants
stirring, the lady rose softly and slip
d th run oh the door. Bui the guilty
dog had marked her. He sprang up
and made a dash at tier witn iquh mj
,i;.,M,;a,.(l fnrv. for he saw that his
secret was discovered and his charac-.
ter blasted by one vlmm. he regarueq
no m li.it (it'll I SUV.
Fortunately she got the door fast
shut in time, ami at once alarmed the
l.hM Hut the dour was now so fu
rious ' that no one dared go into the
kitchen,and at last a gun was brought,
pointed through an ajierture, and he
was shot dead.
For the Sale of Leaf Tobacco
Salisbury, North Carolina
FARMER'S REMEMBER KLUTT'S WAREHOUSE h thrct
FOURTHS of all the Tobacco sold on
the highest averages for crops and a general average second fco none in ths
State for the same grades of Tobacco.
Is the BEST LIGHTED, BE.ST ARRANGED and the ; u
place that has STORAGE ROOM FOR
f i vou warn ine niurnuisr PIUUES for your Tobacco sell at
where you will always find a full turn-out of anxious buyers.
JOHN SHEPPARD, the Champion Tobacco Auctioneer of Wester
North Carolina, has orders for Tobaccos and will pay HIGHER .PRICrS
for all grades from the Ground Leaves to Fancy Lemon Wrappers.
HIGHEST PRICES GUARANTEED,
Salisbury, N. C, June 4th, 1884.
" completely ciiange the blood In tho
ZZ1 from l
if ach thine be possible. For Female
Physicians use them tor the euro of LIVER aad KIDNEY diseases. Sold everywhere,
or seat by mail for age. la stamps. Cireoiars free. L S. Jomsos a CO . Do. Lst.
JOHNSON'S ANODYNE LINIMENT tTRES influenza. RlenBne st the T.nn i: ..
nets, lurking Cooks, Whooping ,-uh, Chronic lnurrhira. hvarnterr. cholera Mort.u. Ritasjr TaaUskSad
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It Is s well-known fart that terwt of the
Bone snd Cattle Powder aoid In this coun
try Is worthless : that Sheridan's Condition
Posrder is absohite'vpore and vere valuable.
Nothing on Earth will make hens
lay like Sheridan's Condition Pow
Dose, one teasnoonfnl to each n'Mef
food. It win also positively prevent and cure I nog Cholera,. BoM everywhere, or sent hv mall for e la
fUlffaf PIM PUAI ETDA h""" f'trnished inlanre envpriee$l.Oi; bv mall. S1JU
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Dec. SO, ;
fWtuTfi Dealer Upholsterer,
r ."aw r sasi: 0 - i
PARLOR SUITS, 35 to $100
CHEAP BEDS, $2.50. FINE LINE OF CARPETS.
Sewing Machines- Weed and Hartford . .
and eountv to sell
BlllLES. Ministers, teachers and others, whose time is not fully occupied, will fled it to their iaiereet
to correspond with us. To farmers' sona and other young men just sjssslaf on the fielU ot aotion, this
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STANDS AT THE HEAD!
That it is the acknowledged Leader, is a
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MANY IMITATE IT.
NONE EQUAL IT.
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The Lightest Running.
The Most Beautiful Wood Work.
AND IS WARRANTED
To be made of the best material.
To do any and all kinds of work.
To be complete in every respect.
Agents wanted in unoccupied territory.
DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE CO.,
For sale bv KLUTTfc Si UENDLEMAN
'a436:iy. Salisbury, N. C.
All persons having claims again
estate of Tobia File, deed, are hereby
notified to presents the same to me for pay
ment, on or before the 2d day ot October,
1885,-or this notice will bc njead in bar of
recoverv. And all thoc indebted to tk.e
said estate are requested; to make early
settlement of the same.
M. 8. FKALEY, Executor.
Sept. 27th, 1884. 6w:pd.
sasS-gPSsas tSSSSn 'i.
J, M, Monrc r,
this market this season. nd W
Your friends truly.
SHEPPARD, SWINK & MONROE,
tiro system la Hires las A ay
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entire system in thm
l m7 bs restored te sound
Complaints flma Pill. h. - .
Croup. Asthma. Eronehltls, Nrural
jria, Rhvuii.ittUtn. .'oiixson s .wo
IV.K LIMJUhM KforlmtrnatattdExUmal
Vie) will in-Uiilaii -..u-lv relieve itirjte trriihlo
divaM-. uu will iK.Miivelv cure );UtJ
out of ten. liil niiuiK.ii Unit will uvciiavy
l.vei iu free l.v nmil. lnot iklav a nfcuKu
rrevoitiuti u better than cure.
Mil HENS LAY
B V KZH J U M
free, h 8. JOiUi&OX CO., aottue,
ME WALNUT SUITS, - - $50
Cottage Suits, 20, 25 and $30
Woven Wire Mattresses, $7.50,
1TKM,IEST AGENTS la every town
our 1'OfULA K NEW BOOKS aad FAMILY
l,OU laaus traes, iieaaiaasi, vs.
I .V.VE, PuK. W. C. COT, 80
Total Assets, $710,74512.
A Home Company,
Seeking Home Piit-ronage.
Term Policies written on Dwellings.
Premiums payable One half cash and bal
ance in twelve months.
J. ALLEN BROWN, Agt.,
23:6m. Salisbury N. O.
wricht s Indian segetadlePiu
And all Bilious Complaint
V.U- to lako. uHj v"w'alt; 'i ,'ns
it:-, rriceeta. Ail imiisw.
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