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K AlllL OL Ubblli 1-11
t -4! " ' SaLsbiKY, N. C.
t. i .. ir
B. OOUNOILIi, M. D.,
OfferJs his professional services to the
citizens of this and surrounding communis
ties. AH calbl promptly iUtcndd, day
At;iv be'ibunW at ray Office, or the Drug
B. COUNCIL, m: D
OfTice iii the JleiHs Building, 2nd
br.iy " '
'have entered into a
1 , ro-tartnership for Hhe purpose of conduet
r fins ;i the GR0CERY and PRODUCE
COMMISSluri business, to aie irom
March 28, 13S7C Uqnstgnme,nts especially
rhn hndrMrned takes this opportunif v
tb return thaivks to his numerous friend
for their batrshage. and asks; the eon
tlnfriiice of tliesame to the XEW FIRM.
b beiOn -hand to serve the
..tUni rtf ihn P.V FIRM.
1 . IKl" I nvf
oirrr' I .T D TrXEF.T-Y
M00 1 Reduction Q (0: ON ' SILVERWARE
" foie next iix'y Days, ' r - a'n ea'y oa"'
-j :. - '! Loading Jeweler.
HOME qOMPANYj sgmW A
! la - . .-x Pk STRONG COMPANY
f ur: geekiKg . mW1
i:fS M -4: : b'5f:.'mW PROMPT! .
r HOME PATridNAGiteil RELIABLE,
! - ; -' : agents' - r
,.i i.-ln-aSU Cities. TJwnsj and !
i i . wacs-in tut oouita i:vo5
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I. IlLTIEN' BROWN, Resident Agent, ' Salisbury, N. 0.
NEW" BIRDSELL GLOVER HULLER,
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inrpsoes, paratea, Uulla, Cleans end
omuit3nou4ly,dolnait3 work-wltha rapidity heretofore Unknown and a perfec
tloiihverbciforeatt3ined. Ttia "New" BIrdsell la Ms crownins effort of its Inven
tor, MB. JOHN C. BIRDSELL, who haa had thirty-tlireo years' experience in building
aoyer nachjieryp-he giTinar to the world the first Combined Clover Thresher,
aullqr and Cpaner. It la a fact worthy of note that he and his successors havo
jEulacturel and sold durinsT the past thirty-three years -nineteen-twentieth cf
-!Ltbs Clovs Hullors made and sold durinsr that tlm3. i Our factory is by far the
: est of it3 !kmd In the world. Send for Catalogue and $1,000.00 ChalUenge. . '
JOrTKT A "PhVTTTT A ' .i ninnori" i ' n n vr rrk
. 1 - a
j ' ffali.sbuiy, X.- C i .
; ;.: most charmihkiLlFE
, AVRITFExMtiUrly d
OF CHRIST EVER
hcan and ttinnti'nIK-
11.. win ri ItUS H1IU I X1 Sales.
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m Ii LE YOV CAN BK MAK1XG-J
.. '.ruo IKW oil tire American market tkat sells
la insult i '"' Winltflm's. neaent has sold looo
pons sUowinglrcniV. to s'oiules per week.3
WdinJL1!;" weresr, Is enJorstd by tHe
y tnrJ VC." VwniieS! 1U less t!
" IW to L.T u5Hna.. une agent ncs eomrtKv
rrT aad ffHtd .i, , y 'p Strajted circular cf book
k v.. ,.. i'iti;errs vme,Tcnn.: ;
K"t. onr !nv of i-iHH arc
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.7.1 -i.YX 'iT.SS ' . - r.
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JJnfaiiiEjg' Specific Tor Lijer Disease. .
YJ&PTflBt&s Bitter, or'lftd' tasto in
al tsr I U.lo month; toiiRue oato4
vrliitft or covered wM U a lirwwn rur? an in
tltc back. Kilt's, r joir.tH oQcn mistaken
Tor UhfiuaaUHin ; KMir stomach; loss of
p.ppetitc; fcauett it)c nuuFea and watr
tn,h. or ir.(Uistion ; Hatnlenry and acid
cnioratioiis; Uiwc-ls aliernauiy costive.
ar..1 !ax ; hciulachc ; loss of moinory,.witU
a fninfiU xet.sjitiou of having fulled to do
Kotn-tlii:;z vhi;h oasia tohavc leendonc;
clebiUty; low spirits: a tbicL; yellow np-rearanc-e
of .the Fkjn nnd eves; a dry
coich ; fever: .resttesstirss: the urine i
scanty and hish colored, and. If allowed
starjd, deposits; a Eodimenr.
SIMMONS LIVER REGULATOR
. (purs;ly vegetable)
Is Rinerally KHCfWfi the South to arcusa
tbo-TorpldjLU'er to a licalthy action.
If acls with extraordinary tfficccy en the -
Malaria, 'Bowel Complaint. -Dyspepsia,
Sick Headnche, -
Kittnt y ABVrtioq, . Juunstire,
! Moiital Icjrsi::'!, C0I23.
Endona4 hy the use vi ?lii lions of Ii.tt'is,
THE BEST FAMILY mm
tor Children, for Ad ami fo i.e Aj;t:d.
ONLY GCN'JISE '
has our Z Staiup in rcJ on front of Wrapper.
ff Zeilin & Co.PhUade.lahla. Pp.
William. C. Coaut
Ke-clenns the. Seed Ready lor Market
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA
Visit Cellar Cove Irseries,
WlHeh are now hy odds the largest, best
conducted and.Avell stocked with the mijsst
reliablcTi-uits'of any nursery in the Stfite,
Contains more Teliable aeelimated varie
ties of .Armies. Peaches. Peais. Cherries
Urapes, and all other fruits tor orchard
aua garceu planting; U e nave no com
petition A3 to extent: of grounds aud
nwaujtifullygrowu, t rces )&nd A'laea of all
uesirabie age and sizes Ave" can and
WW please you i in stock. Your orders
solicited: H Prices reasonable. Descrip
tire eatalognefsent free. Address
v N. W. CKAFT,
blwrre; ad!:in Co
'ounly, N. C.
DE3CRIPTI03T OF-TrTE METHOD OF CX)N-
STRUCTIXG SOD HOtSES OX THE
-7 : PRAIRIE. i ;
MI was at the house of nu old Scotch
man a year or two ago," said an old Da
kotanV 3ereral of us yohhgpeople were
sitting at a table playing cards. Out
side a blizzard was .howling. The old
nian said :
jw'I'think I will go Out' to the sheds
and see how the stock are.
j , " 'Don't you go,' I replied.
C"'l gness I will ,
I "I looked over my shoulder and said :
See here, old man, don't yon try that;
yon may stay right here.' You may
think this was considererable fuss to
make, as the sheds were not over four
rods from the house; but I had bscome
acquainted with winter weather on the
prairies. We went on with our game
and nothing more was said. About
len minutes later I looked un and ti e
bid man was gone. 'Did your father
go out?' I asked one of the girls. Yes'
fche replied, 4and 1 don't see what
keeps him. I wish you would go out
and .find him
, "I wrapped up and started out, first
taking the precaution to take one end
of a jope which ' I trailed after me.
About half way between the sheds and
the house I found thoold man on his
hands and knees in the snow, which
was seven feet deep, crawling about,
trying to find the house. He was then
nearly dean, and ten minutes more
would have finished him; I picked
him up and carried him to the house,
where, with snow, ice water, and whisky,
supplemented with all hour or two of
hard work, we managed to save his life.
"now ao people manage to live in
such a climate? '
"Live? Why. they prepare for it.
The early comers generaly put up sod
houses, and there is ' nothing in the
worjd so warm as a sod hjuse. You
can walk around barefoot on the floor
of one, if properly constructed, in the
coldest weather. After they have been
there long enough settlers generally
build log housesjiauling logs thirty or
forty miles for the purpose. These
houses are warm aud comfortable. So
long as yon don't have to go out von
don't know what winter is. But the
sod house is not to be treated with
disdain, 1 assure y u'
! "How are they built?"
j "In the first place a frame of board?,
the size the house is to be, is put up
so as to give the house a nice appear
ance iDside; the roof also is boarded
over. Then the sod is cut with a plow,
aud a bank three or four feet thick is
raised all aronnl this frame. Every
sod is laid as carefully as a ni;tson lays
abrick, the roots up, and all openings
are filled in with fine dirt. Openings
are made for the windows and doors,,
which have frames extending from
inside to outside. These will contain
sometimes three windows for winter
rr-always two. When the sod rampart
is raised to the height of the roof, poles
are laid on and theu sod put over those.
The ropts hod every tiling firm. Yon
would be surprised to see the roots.
Some of those grass roots are as thick
as my finger, and extend down from ten
to fourteen feet."
"It's a fact, I . assure you. I have
followed them down myself when dig
ging wells in that blue joint grass land.
Why, a man in plow'hg has to stop
and sharpen his plow every "eighty rods
if he cares any thing for his team. The
blacksmith draws out the point, but
that and the edge both have to be filed
down ns sharp as possible, and then, as
I say sharpened every eighty rods. But
to return to the sod house. After the
outside is completed the inside is finish
ed jup to suit the taste and pocket of the
proprietor. Some have ouly the earth
en floor, and are divided up into two or
three room?. And, f tell you, for win
ter comfort in Dakota a sod house
beats them all. Besides these there are
dugouts on the side of a hill, and occa
sionally you will meet one on the prairie.
The class of settlers that come in there
as a rule have to put up with almost
everything the "first year or two."
iMiltrankf Cor. Chicago Times.
Stanley's Love Affair.
! The present doubt regarding the fate
of Stanley, the great explorer, recalls a
sttfry that has not lost pathos by the
lafse of years. , It is apropos because
referring to an expedition, when, as to
day, nothing fHi$ been heard of him
for a year, and scientists and others
believed him .to have perished.
Among the "others" was the girl
whom Stanley loved and whs engaged
t mnrry. She was the beautiful
Alice', Pike, daughter of Cincinnati's
opera house millionaire, and after
waiting until hope deferred became
ab tnuoued hope, at the end of the year
she engaged herself to another man
a millionaire like her father. The wed
ding day was fixes!, and the earliest
guests uW-mb'ed, when the express de
livered at her fath er's door a large box
containing a quantity of ostrich feat h-
er and other Atncan tropnies, una
love letter from Stanley.
He was safe
iiXlloM 1 Z? X veTo d he : -to. hands tlirougH a . :.u, small farmer to only, to un te V;,,n r
1 the -faithless lady- married the ""isiit hotfout on the clerkf .BtwUke. '--rMMurj mspim.; work with band w,,rk t, m,k; hmveir: irever j, 'rgig, - ,
mr A : r?;C: Wpflrvoa iust stav on laud -4-4 ImdeF'nt uudKiiiore uoy . J
i--". -..-.-r.. l - . ' V"- ..'; V VrfiilV-W-witar-t l. ... , A rich. But without this union ot me u nrwiwi iuu oi uMiig, ur.?-.
, . . :v . during a hot spell if; you know what . Sates in most things depends; on JlV , h ln rl iht .:.n Up 1U, Weat cine demons. -1 w;iS sure4hat e-ach mb-
NEW T0RK DEALER SATS CON-
n ;c ii f M L.iir, kA. !
n.n nitfn.fii . ntid ininAWAli rah-fc to
uianuiui,iuiri nuu luiuuirei, nuu ta
something: or a wag.
I 7 1-k w a fr nil iitw m 0
Well, there may be bully boys bat
if ii j i.-t ii; tin niuui
-ir", .-rr: .
.i:c- i : - " . .
iaivcu aii nitj miuc viuic uuiuiuu uu uu-.
aiTiiiciaiuunm ieye. . .
tfc I . 1 -J ... 1 1 IK.I - I
1 u.u ca.i crjuu ue-;
cause it is made out of crystal, and
not out of glass."
'ls there any difference?
"Of course there is. As I under
stand it, crystal eyes cannot be model
ed into shape. Just how they are
colored and made to imitate the natu- j
ral eye I have no idetu You see, the
method of making artificial human
eyes out bf crystal is one of the secret
arts. I have tried to see whether there
is not something in the books, but the
writers maintain a deep silence ou the
"Where a e most of the artihcial
"We import mostk)f our eyes from
France. The manufacture of artificial
human eyes is in the hands of a few
French workmen .vho keep the process
a secret, the same as the workers on
Gobelin tapestry keep their art a secret.
There are two or three in this country
engaged in the manufacture of artifi
cial eyes, but their product lads often
the clo.e finish and the naturalness of
the French. Yet we can make a good
eye to order.
"How much would an eye to order
"Not over $15. We- keep a large
assortment in stock, and if we can fit
a man the cost would be only $10.
L here is no such a dilierence in peo
ple's eyes as raot persons suppose. The
ordinary black eye, the light and dark
blue eye and the grey e3'e, and what is
called th.e wall eye are pretty much on
the same pattern. Oculists have stu
died the different shades and tints of
the eye so long they make a pretty
good match to the natural eye. Not
only that, but they can fit an artificial
eye exactly in the piace of a diseased eye
after the latter has been removed. If
the muscles have not been damaged,
the artificial eye can be made to roll a
little after the manner of a good eye,
but hardly in 'the fine frenzy' of the
past. I have known cases so skillfully
done that it was a hard matter to tell
at the first glance which was the arti
ficial and which was the natural eye
although a sharp observer would iis
tinguish it in a short time."
"Poyou think there are many bully
boy's in New York "with glass eyes?"
we inquired laughingly.
"Well 1 can hardly say now many
New Yorkers sleep with one eye open
A fair estimate would perhaps he over
1,000 or 1.200. A great many from
out of the city came to be fitted with
artificial eyes. 1 c n judge somewha
of the number by the amount or my
sales every year. '
, "I suppose j'ou have come across
some curious cases?"
"Yes, I could tell you some funny
experiences which I have had. I re
member one young lady who was never
suited with her eye, and had it chang
ed once or twice a year. Another old
lady used to lose her eye about once or
twice a year. One man who used to
go on periodical sprees often went
home without lm eye. He came to me
one day and ordered an extra optic.
He said that he wantesl to be prepared
for any emergency. But I guess the
crreatest emergency was meeting his
wife after being out all
Vance, in X. Y. Graphic.
Laks Erie's Hotness.
"Is it ever hot out o i the
o i the laKe r
queried our reporter yesterday of an
old captain wno was ianning uunseii
in the shade of a coal pile.
"Hot? Is it ? Well, you are fresh.
Why, young man, if I should tell you
how high I have seen the mercury go
down on Lake; Erie you'd call me. a
The reporter hinted that no man
of sense won -1 ever thi.ik of question
ing a mariuer's word, and the captian
"I remember the summer of 1835.
I sailed the Orphan Girl that season.
On the ISth of July we. were becalmed
with a fleet about mid lake. Hot?
Oh, no! BylO o'clock in the morning
the mercury marked 125 degsi in the
shade, and we were loaded with ice at
"Is it possible p .
"By noon we had put out seven or
eight spontaneous fires, and the anchors
were then so hot we had to drop 'em
over to co il 'em. There wereTfight
vessels of us and we dropped abpl;tu
-Yes." ; 1; ,
"Well. sir. the result was bolli
w:iter all around us for liil f an hou r.
We captured over one hundred fish,
whi ;rr were nicelv boiled. It was very
PRESIDENT ELIOT BEFORE THE PHI BETA
KAJpta society at HARTARD college
I2 I ... ; I
Tfril : - -r -' .
. .t L.Amm . ... J 1 . , I
n uaiu ill it uemocracv no IPSH tfvin o
mnJnrvX r iT " "
morjarchv. In other words, he is n nor. I
L:M iiAALlk-sin i i t v.F. f
son Of nne bodily and sDintnalnu;ilitiAr
mostly innate: Secondly. II 1
trnt TV . v .piC0. ,
ltkhl liiuiisziils jinn morn argmn sa I
ipimm nemust be early brought ; into
I L " i t r. . ..I
cun act ;wiu some renned jind noble
u-riHiiier, mocner. teiicner, pas-
.ormpioveoririend. 1 hose are the
umjr iiecary conditions in peacetul
hi ..tw-auiuHig communities
I. i v. f" i. ACCOrag:iy, su b tacts as
ine loiiowirjg are common in the Unit-
ed qtates: One of the numerous child-
ren or a small farmer manaw tr fit
nimseiif lor college, works his wav
9 s,..v, .s-wlxico a nt-njui, hi,
forty isn-much trusted man in one of
he chief cities of the Union, and is
distingitished for the courtesy and dig-
nuy oi nis Deanng and speech. The
son ipfaf country blacksmith is taught
and .helped to a small college by his
.uiuiaLci. iju uiuise ii uecomes a
minister, has a long fight with pover
ty and ill-health, but at forty-five
11 ts ll'l , .. .
noios as nign a place as his profession
affords, jand every line in his face and
every tone in his voice bespeak the
cranflartinn T'l-.v , .1 J Vi
of a successful shookeener hilfP thp
j,su,iLm,iii. me duiis iinu uiiujiiiiers
highest place in the most cultivated
society of their native place, and well
deserve: the prominence accorded to
theni- The daughter of a mnn of verv
imperfect education, who began life
witli nothing and became a rich mer
chant, is singularly beautiful from
rnnr r Tr o t. o , . - , A A I
vuu :W o-iixj, mm lKis5tSSHS Ltl LIU' I
1 1 .1
highest; degree the charm of dignified
uuu, gracious manners. A- young girl
.ja i . . 'J . , I
notiloilg out of selioor, the child of re-
Puiine out ooscure parents, marries
iu:m ana in conspicuous sta-
. 1 V MC,Btl1 vlL"a gniue, uiscre-
umi anu nooieness wnicn she could not
1 1 it i m . . .
nave exceded had her blood been rayal
for seven generations. Striking cases
ot this kind will occur to every person
in this sissembly. They are every-day
phenomena in American society.
What conclusion do they establish?
They prove th.it the social nobility of
i dqjnodrar.-y, which permits the excel
enfe and -well-endowed of either sex to
rise Hind to seek out each other and
wlii: h gives every advantageous varia-
i: " ' . . p ! ." ik
viou; or sport in a raniuy fetacK iree or-
portpnih to develop, is immesurably
moiip b Mi"fici.il to a nation than any
selective inbreeding, founded on class
distinctions, which has ever been de
mised. Since democracy has every ad
vantage ror pnrtuem'' in due season
indjproportion tlie best hum in types,
.t is; reason a: ie to expect that science
mUjliterature, music a'nd art." and all
hf liner graces of society will deveioj
andithrive in Am?rica as soon as the
more urgent tasks of subduing a wil
derness and organizing society upon an
untried plan is tairly accomplished.
"Ssuch are some of the reasons drawn
froiij experience for believing that our
sshijof 5.ate isstout and sound: but sue
or storm-engendering liberty .
cue happiness or rne greatest mimoer
i r - o -1 ii i I
her destined haven.
iter satety requires
incessant watchfulness and readiness
Without trusty eyes on the lookout
and1 prompt hind at the wheel, thy
Ji . .: i i i i i i
stout s ; ship may ne dismantled oy a
passing svuall. It is Only intelligence
and discipline which carry the ship to
Trying to Cheat the BanJr,
"There are any numlier of people,
somcjtimes, 1 think, as many as nine
out of ten, who seem to think it no
crimfe to cheat a bank," said a clerk in
a finjincial institution to a reporter.
"If there is a streak of meanness any
wherje iii a man's nature it will crop
out whea he is put to test on a ques
tion lot money. Sometimes I have
amused myself by experimenting with
men j to , fi nd out whether they were
honest. There is an easy way of ascer
taining. For instance, a depositor
hand3 in a bank book, together with a
number of bills und checks, the amount
of wliicii are to be placed to his credit.
He his made- out a deposit ticket,
whicli he holds in his hands while I
count; tne monpy. 'How much ? 1 ask.
'W ha do you make it?' he inquired.
I nanie al sum go or 10 larger than 1
have iiscertained the amount to be.
Ifithe mau is honest he will say he
thinks I am mistaken, but often he will
tu-n'iiround and make outlinother de
posit ticket, fixing the amount to cor
respond with the figures I have given.
Then! of course, I count the cash
again! and announce that I have made
a mistake, and to prove it hand back
the mjpney and let him recount it.
Men whom nobody wo'uld ever suspect
of crookedness iu business matters are
often Tvery quick to take advantage cf
a littlfe mistake in their favor. I know
severifl wealthy gentlemen who I truly
bei-eve vouli never think of paying
. A Sample of Western Driving.
General Sheridan,, has often-yisited
Omaha and his face is familiar to manv
of our citizens, in whose heart he holds
-1 '-l.'.'j . rm ... t ..i -'
I'M piace. ur an nis visits to
L; i rr i" , , . i .
s.. , , t " llsil lie Clllvl
nis sum came nere 10 meet tne ursind
t7. t. i -
JLU,ie Alexia ox xvussia ana suit, ana
:iu n 'i
u8: ! u", ra"u "U"LS n
mi - v , , , ,
i ne ouLiaio uunt. wtnen was con
rlnef nnrlpr ih A;rr,rn t pTOOMi
Sheridan. w$is a verv successful affair
. . ..v. uiis.wi.JW v.. S.VIISIIU
The details were executed by Buffalo
Bill, who was a great favorite with
General Sheridan. During the hunt
a jrr,ind war dance was given by Spot
ted Tail and his Indians,. 1,400 in all,
who had 1 e?a brought down from their
.,rrfln,T u it..i u:ii u
"T i,. i. r i.i i i
tlm irm ,i 1 tfl,ttA nnii rA QliAf i,li,i l-..l
seats in a double seated open carriage
drawn by four splendid cavalry horses
which were not much used to the har
ness. The driver was Bill Reed, an
overland stage driver. On -the wav
back the grand duke frequently ex
pressed his admiration of the skillful
manner in wnicn need handled the
Sheridan informed him that
Buffalo Bill had also been a stage
driver in the Rockv mountains, aud
thereupon his highness expressed a di
sire to see him drive. Buffalo Bill was
in advance, and Sheridan shouted out
to him: "Cody, get in here and show
the duke how you can drive. " Mr.
Reed will change places with you and
ride your horse." "All right, General."
responded Cody, and in a few moments
ne naa the reins and the horses were
dancing over the prairie.
When they were approaching Medi-
r t i .,.-t i
fiiiA I rL- JMori, on c.nl "Sh iL-D turn
no a lit Hp. Hiil. nnrl crivp ns snmp old
time staere drivinff. Bill irave the
x , r- "
hnrsna -a or-.xtlc nr tvvn nf thp Tiin mid
the struck an unusually rapid gait
They hud a light load to pa and kept
increasing .their speed at every jump.
found it d fficult to hold them
They fairly flew over the ground. At
last they reached a steep hill or divide,
which led down into the vallev of the
Medicine. There was no brake on the
wagon, and the horses were not -much
on the hold back. Bill' saw that it
would be impossible to stop them. All
he could do was to keep them straight
in the track and let them go it down
the hill tor three miles, which distance
was made, it is claimed, in about six
minutes. Lvery once in a while the
wheels would-strike a rut and take
bound, and not touch: the ground
agfin for fifteen or twenty feet. The
duke and the general were kept rather
busy in holding their position on the
seats, but when they saw that BilLwiis
keeping the horses straight in the road
they seemed to enioy the dash. Bill
was unable to stop the horses until
they ran into the camp where they
were to obtain a fresh relay. The
grand duke said he didn't want any
more of that kind of driving, as he
preferred to go a 'little slower. Gen.
bheridan-laughed and said : in at is
nothing unusual in this western conn
try. e do everything out here with
a grand rush. Omaha Jleruhl.
Erieliam Yo inj's Ready Wit
u j believe;1 that the following an-
icdoteof Ijr: h.un Young has never
before been published. The high priest Jove of theology but a kind and gener
of the mormons often had to exe.t the I ous heart ami a passion for the htudy "
whole of his wonderful quick wft in of beetles and plant's;. His father's op
order to preserve the faith tljat his fol-1 position at first led him to decline the
lowers had in him, but he was general- proposed voyage, and when afterwnrd .
Iv equal to the occasion. A certain el- j he was -led to re-consider the " mat-.
der, while chopping wood, had cut his ter and make a yisifto Capt. Fitz-Jloyv
leg so badly that it had to be amput- the commander of the lieagle,, that
ted. As soon as he was able he came discipline of Lavater came very near
to Youn? and stated his case to him i meeting himas was afterwards con-
somewhat as follows;
been a good mormon; 1
wives and a good many children, and
in my present maimed condition I do
not know how I am to provide for
them. I believe truly that you are
Christ's representative on earth, a'nd
that you have all the power that he
had. If you like you can work mii
acles; if you like you can give nie a
new legand now I ask you to do it'
Young assented to all the flattering
propositions as they were laid down,
and when the elder had finished speak
ing he said: "I can give you a new
leg, and I will, but I want you to think
about it a little at first. When the
day of judgment, comes, wherever you
are buried, yo ir old leg will find you
out and join itself to you, but if I give
you anew one that will rise -with you
too, and the question is whether yon
would rather suffer the inconvenience
of getting along with one for a few
years here or go through all eternity
with three legs."
, The choice was quickly made, and
Brigham Young's reputation as a mir
acle worker was saved. AW York
A contemporary, .tf'ter. presenting
some interesting statistics touching
farming in France and Switzerland,
says: "The success of European fann
ers with all th-s? forces of nature against
then! should be an inspiring lesion: to
What are Shooting Etari.
What do we know W certain taic,l4y
with regjird to shooting stars?
1. They are vastly more numerous
than any one has an )dea of who lias J
watched them continuously- for ,. many
nights. Astronomers! who have kej t;
us a reconl for many jyears assured i s'-' -that
the average numfcerseen:by one. 1 -observer
at one pjace jh a chear,mood-.
less night is fourteen per hour, which
ii shown'by calcul atioa to be equiv -
lent to -y,uii,uuu dally lor the- whole l
earth. .- ' I ' ; .
2. Th ey are not terrestrial pheno-
mena, moving in the lower atmosnhere.
i t i . - - . :i ; -
celestial bodies moving in orbits, and
un velocities comparable to those of
planets und comers. Their . velocities
are seldom under t;n mile a second or .
over firty, iind ayrage; about, thirty,
the velocity of the earth in its orbit
round the sun beugcigh e n. '' f:
3. ; They are of various ctm re sitions. -
comprising both a lare majority of
smai er panicles which are set on fire
by the resistance of the cart's-atmosphere,
and are entirely burned up and
resolved into vapors long before rthey
reach its surface, andji few larger Ones,
known as meteors, which are onlv -
partly fused or glazed by heat, and
reach the earthin the form of stor y
masses. 4. They are not upiformly dii.iribu
ed through space, but collected in me-
teoritrswarms or streams, two at least
of which revolve around the sun in
closed rings, which are intersected by ;
the earth's orbit, causing the magnih-j
cent displays cf shooting stars which
are seen in August arid November
5. They are connected with comets
it-haying been demonstrated-byjSeiap-arelli
that the orbitof the, comet of
10CG is identical with the "August
swarm of nVeors known as'; the Per
seides, and connection between cornet
and meteor streams have been found in
at least three other cares. The fact""
is generally believed that comets are
nothings but a condensation of metet
ritei rendered incandescent by the
heat generated by their mutgal cofli
siou when brought into closed proximi
ty. i . . ' ";
0. Their composition, as inferred
from the hv.-ger meteors which reach
the earth, is identical, or nearly so,
with that of matter brought up from
great depths by. volcanic eruptions. la
each case they consists of two classes,
one composed mainly of native iron "al
loyes with nickle, t!ie other of stony
matter, consisting mainly ofcOmpouncfs
of sillieoa and magnetism. Mostme
tcorijies consists of componds bt two
classes, in which the stony parts seem
x I t . -1 i i 1 1
to have broken into fragments bvvio-,
lent collision, andbeconie imbedded in f
iron which has beenJYised by heat into
a plastic or pasty condition. IhtLon-
How Ons's Destiny is ShiptifL,
How slight.a circumstance may -de-term
iue-a man's destiny! It was Dar
win's voyage in the ship J2.igle that,
without doubt, laid the foundation
of his marvelous-success as a naturalist
! and ultimately gave the world "The
Origin ot hpecis. Had he notjliadl
the wonderful oonortunities which this
; tri nround the.orId affonled himfor
I u a t..j
the observaticn and study of natural
phenomena, he would probably have
been known to the world-irnly as a
1 somewhat heterodox clergyman of :"the
! -Church of England, who had littlo
fessed, on account of the shape of his
nose! The commander had, grave ,
doubts whether any one with a nose
like Darwin's could possess sufficient
energy for such a voyage. . '- ;
According to Sir John Lubbocks, th
physiologist and physicist, Helraholtz
dates his start in science to an Kttackof
typhoid fever. This illness led him' to
the acquisition of a micrpscopei ; which .
he was enabled to purchase owing to
his having spent his autumn vacation
of 1S41 in the hospital prostrated mtli
typhoid fever; being a pupil, le Avaa
nursed without expense, and on his re
co very he found himself in possession
of the savings of his slender resources.
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Isolation on t!n Battle Pield.r '
It was an ugly give and take. . Wo
could not see the enemy, but the wfabj
and ting or uuiiets i provea 3 tna,iney i t n
were not far away. K As the excitement
incrcaseil one of my men in -his. hasto
fired off his ramrod, and held "np1 hi
m usket that I mi ht see! what ' hcrfiad
done. Without thinking "I started to Tr
the. rear, where, a short distaTiceraway a
lay a musket. . - 'j - -t.f -.; ? -.;t-V iff
No sooner had I left touching iii.-
taiiee of my company than aicirresisU"
ible se:rse nf loneliness and'dreadseizetT"."-
Every step made the sensation
actite. Soon. I was! praeitcally spnic
stricken. 3fmieUow, Loweyer,, I got
: th ' rAVnrod oTthp uselpsti tnilskeL. nd
Vwent bick to the lice baa rumiVitl
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