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tfOl aX.- THIRD SERIES.
SALISBURY; N. C, THURSDAY, v AUGUST! 9, 1888.
i 1 ;:.
L. II CLEMENT
rRAIGE & CLEMENT,
bI councill, m. p.,
i -t i j-'l "
AVri his nrofcHonal services to the
iMlizenfc of this and urraundin: communi
ties. AU calls pf ctaptry attended, day
f Jlavihe found at fay OfTice, or the Drug
fcWof-Dr. J. IlJlfnni. Respectfully; r
J. Bi COUNCIL, M. I). ,fcj
-Office in. the
Hcilig Building, 2nd
floor, front room.;
Th undersigned have entered i nto a
rn-Da!rtnefshiri for the purpose of eonduct
inir 4c GllbCEY and PRODUCE
Marches, 1837.j ;CnsignmcntMpccially
; i , 1-
' The undersigned takes thfoppor( unity
return thanks to 'his numerous friends
to thfeir patronaM and wj; (ho eon-
tinuancc ounesapie. to me lu r ni.u.
lie will always twij hand to serve the
patrons of the XKW piU3I.
7i-tf I r i ! 1. -'11 '11.1V1J1
f !:':' vi t
In al Cities, Towns and
Villages in the Squth.
r r i ' " ! ;
If le next Sij'j Dm 0 , A Bargain to 63fiUi
N:-Ci $ c"r - ,x5uw
J, ALLEN BROWN, Resident Agent, Salisbury, Si 0.
IliS'lEW BIBiSELL GLOYEHlBLiil
" r MONITOR JUNIOR.
w"-; f - J.
foraaea, 6epLrates, HvUls, Gleans end Kerleans the Seed Ready lor Market
' oitoultaneouslydoinff its work with a, rapidity heretofore unknown end aperrec
- Ipn naver betoije attained. Tho "Nfi-x-" -Ttrrianii -ta tio ovnnin. ..r.-. nfitu iir.
A . a.w m v vv lUJ V - llu ill W tli
wr, MR. JOHN BIRDSELL, who has had thirty-threa years' experience in building
cioyer machinery-ho Rivlin? worltl the first Combined Clover Thresher,
- up c u . ui
itftCtUred and Scld rillrini? thfl nsint
. . I i - 7 rr
th6 ClOVar Ullllpw! mnAa n:-A cnl t l:iVfi
H".;f? otlta kiitid in tha world. Send fbr Catolo3rua and $1,000.00 Challlenge.
": lA.'B OYDEN. Atrt... RTRHFT f IWIPH on
s 7 o 7
Salisbury, N. C.
Mnt K GLORY
Hmo5tchanningLIFr; OF CHRIST JIVKK
"HIT TEX. It is very cheap ami IienutilV.llv
, tv.v ,u1a- low Jilees ftn'J Fast Siilets. -!
N.T BK iULR WliEN. V01I C AN MAKING
!'Thi..i 'romfTS.ffitofioo pit Montn.
lai(iifl?rtu!lnltl0(ts- -Oneajrent 1ns silrt loao
t;iKBlx: mont, Dall v we are receiving re
ports ahayrlnff tro 3". lo CO siles por week.
1 Tti.i. 'WlM'un-rtoniaStlays.-
.""i-lreiilCT ot tlie book
i wSMlM'wiat? outfit lacluCliur com,
:. ' X n Pftieti sr. Nashville. Tena.
f ho tn,'5.?!1?. ar,a ! r -Ftstrsn ' ) itl fn J
et ti'i'n aie
$ . 3 ti
IS called the" Father of Dispasw," lc
fauso tlrfcre is no mcdiumr through
which d)ois; o oftoa attacks the system
ns by tlKJ rtlirtlim of lxirHnnmi.s gast-a la
life rotentiiof tk-rnyctl audeilote matter
tlie stomach amH)uV(.-l. Jt it caused
.y ft Torpid Ijivcr, not enough hllo being
excreted, from the--Mood to irodn-e
Nature' own cat hart i, and Is generally
accompanied with sueli r results a '
Loss of Appetite, :
Bad Breath, etc.
Tho treatment o4'onr.ti pit ion does not
consist merely In unloading the lels.
The raed iei ne must notouty act as a iiurfca
tivtlvtt4catOJilcas well, anil not produce
' after its use greater est i veness. Toseeure
a regular halitof body withotrfr etiaiiging
the diet op disorganizing the system
"My attention, after suffering with Constipa
tion far twoorthreeyeirs, was called to Simmons
tivcr Regulator, and, having tried almost every
thing tlss, concluded to try it. I first took a
wii;.og.ir,s(i:l r.ii-l afterwards reduced the iTose to a
teasptHjnful, rs p r directions, after each meal. I
found l!:nt it l. id I'one me so much goo-J that I
contained it ltr.ul I took two bottles. Since then I
have not csfj-e rienced any tlifficiilty. 1 keep it in
n.y house and wnlhlnot be without it, but -have
no use for iOrtaving cured me. "Geo. W.
Sims, Ass't Clerk Superior Court, Ditfb Co., Ga.
TaJic only tlie Gcniiinc,
Which has 0:1 the Wrapper" rhe red !a Trade
mark and Signature of
" Leading: Jeweler,
William C. Coap.t
ti uui iuaL un tuiu his successors nave
t.W rvi. threa reoro . v.l.f,u
j - j A.iK ... ... kl
ftiot mi r... a i i a.
w, w u iiu vi , .
Visit CeiarCsre toeries,
Which arc now by odd the largest, best'
conducted and wel stacked with the most
reliable fruits of any nursery in the State.
Contains more reliable acclimated varie
ties of Apples, Peaches, Pears, Cherries,
Grapes, and -all other frttits ibr orchard
and garden planting.. Wje have n'o com
petition as to exfent 6f grounds and
beauti fully grown trees and vines of all
desirab'e ages auL sizjes We can and
wrill please Vou in sfoek. Your orders
solicited, lhiafs reasonable. Descrip
tive catalogue sent free. Address
X. W. CRAIT,
Shove, Y:ul kin Couutv, N. C,
The End of the Way.
Mv life 13 n wearisome jonrnejl:
I'm sick with the dust and rw heat;
The rtiy of the sua beat Upon me ;
1 he briars are wounding my leet ;
Jut the city to.w hich I am journeying
Will more than mv trials' repay :
All the toils of the road will seem nothiug
When F.-get to the end of thej way. '
There are so many hills to clmb upward,
I often am Iony;inrifor rest ; ;
But he who appaints me my pathway 1
Knows tust what is ticedtul and nest ;
I knw in his word he has promised
That mv strength sliall.be as my day ;
And the toils oft lie road will seem nothing
NVlien i get to tne ena 01 me way.
Ic lOvcs mc too well to forsake me,
Or give me one trial too much:
11 his people have been dearly pur
And Satan can never claim such.
By-and-by I shall see Him and praise
, In the citv of unending day;
Vud the toils of the road will seem no
Whea I get to the end of the way.
When the hist feeble step has been taken
And the gates of the city appear,
nd the beautiful songs of the angels
-Float out oa my listening ear;
When nil that now .seems so mysterious
Will be plain at:d clear as the day ;
Yes, the toils of the road Will seem no
When I get to the end of the way.
Though now I am footsore and weary,
I shall rest when I'm 'safely at home;
I know I'll receive a glad welcome,
For the Savior himself has said "come,'
So when I am weary in body
And singing'in spirit, I say
All the toils of the road will seem nothing
When I get to the end of the way.
There are cordials
;.re tire re for the
for those who are
There arc robes that
are whiter and
Than any that fancy can paint ;
Then I'll press hopefully onward,
Thinking often through each weary
The toils. of the road will seem nothing
When I get to the end of the way.
What the Record Shews
c JKciEHSixG ocu'dkmocratic .members
AND THE INTERNAL REVENUE.
Year, after vear the Democratic Cou-
from North Carolina have
aiade efforts to have the intern;;l reve
nue system. repoalfd, but tbrrepreseiit
itives from the Northern States were
not so minded; and iespife their per
sistent advocacy, in se.on and out of
season, of nieasur.yealciiUiteil to afford
our people relief in these matters, the
siiystein remaiiied a lasting mouion
to of the time when the Republicans
put the law on "the staute boo!:.
But while the jsy stem remaisis, some
thing lias been' done to make it more
tolerable. Duly a few years ago tin
Kid era I court used lo.be crowded with
defendants diagged from their homes
oeeause of some 'ailed god infraction of
the tobacco laws, and crowds of wit
nesses Hocked to the court, from all
over the district. "
Men 'were arrested for blockading
tobacco and infamous spies infested the
land, re;idv to swear nvav the libertv
of men. We have seen here in Ral
eigh hundreds of witnesses detain; d
day-after day, while 'cases against al
leged '"blockaders were bein.
and the , miserable
sneaking around, too contempible to
be believed by an honest jury.
Hut .gradually our representatives in
Congress got the law so m tali tied and
changed that these despicable scenes
became less common and even; u;V.!y t! e
worst .feature of the internal revenue
svsfein in regard to the tobacco tax
were abolished, and these outrages are
no longer committed. For this the
people of North Carolina have to thank
our North Carolina Democratic Con
gressmen and Senators. By their con
stant exertions they succeed in having
the law so changed that every man
who raised tobacco could- sell it like
Hut that is not
the tax lias oeen greativ reduced, ane
tin ring the "present session of Congress
it lias been repealed ?o far as the Deni-Ov-ratic
House could repeal it. except as
to the tax on cigars and cigarettes.
The luxury of the rich 'men is still
taxed, but those items do not amount
to much, and we may say in g"iieral
terms that the entire revenue system
in regard to tobacco lias been wiped
from the statute-' book so far as the
Democratic House could enact. If our
Democratic representatives had never
accomplished anything ' else, for those
things they deserve the thanks of 011
entire people. Rememler how a few
years back our people were? harassed
And annoyed I ecuise of this matter
and see tlu 111 to-day free from all cause
of irr.tatit 11 and annoyance in regard
to it.' Such is one of the. results of
Democratic work. Truly ye shall
know a tree by its fruits. As the to
bacco branch of the internal revenue
infamy has thiio been eradicated, let us
turn to the other branch, the whiskey
part of it. It has been much more
difficult to get that part of the inter
nal revenue .-system .modified because
thej Republican administration said at
first that if the law was changed ever
so little, there would be no chance to
aonyict ahy man no matter how guilty.
This idea' was so much repeated that at
last it fume to be believed, and al
though our roprt's. litatives would argue
and appeal f'jr a change in the law, the
answer would come back, that it is im
possible to change the lav without
throwing op?h the doors for every
guilty man to walk through
But during the present session good
work lias been done. Mr. Henderson,
Col. Cowles, Tori iJohrison and ethers,
but especially thoe three North Caro
linians whose nanjes we have mention
ed, prsisted and persisted until at
length they managed to accomplish
something. Let us see what they have
done. Mr. Henderson is a member of
the House judiciary committee, and he
reported a bill on January 2th, loSS,
fr.)in that committee t6 amend the in
ternal revenue law's (House bill r931.)
That bill provided; that; there shall he
no minimum iimit to punishment, but
in trivial oases the judge may impose
such punishment its he thinks proper.
It also provided that no warrant should
be issued on information and belief
unless the oath was made by the col
lector or his deputy. That aU war
rants shall be returnable in the county
where issued, if a judicial officer resi :es
therein, otherwise in Mhe nearest
county where such an officer resides;
and such officer shall have exclusive
authority to hoar the preliminary ex
amination. That the judges may re
move United States commissioners.
That the commissioner of the internal
i e venue system mav compromise cases
and remit lines and penalties. That
stills of less capacity than loO gallons.
etc.. shall not be Cut up and destroyed.
1 hat whenever it may appear to the
judc that the health of the prisoner is
endangered, he may make such provis-
nut, in tne matter as .may oe proper
These are some of 1 he provisions.
On rebruary 7th Mr. Henderson
called that bill ini and it was passed.
Now these provisions strike at the very
root of the great 'abuses which make
thofrinternal revenue system so odious
Hut altnoiigh enr North Carolina
niemberj had passed that bill through
the House they feared it might fail in
the Senate, and so when the bill reduc
ing taxes was beings matured they
worked unremittingly and secured the
engraftment into; that bill of exactly
the same provisions.
Nor did they stop here, for that bill
might also fnil. And so on June 22d
when the house was considering H. R.
10,o U), making the appropriations for
sundry civil expenses, when the clause
was reached making appropriations for
fees of U. S. commissioners, &e., Hon.
Thomas I). Johnson offered tin amend
ment amending it to tne effect that no
part of tins mains' should be paid in
lees to any commissioner, marshal or
clerk for any warrant issued or arrest
made, or other fees in prosecution un
less the prosecution lias been com
menced upon a sworn complaint setting
forth the facts constituting the offence
and allcdging them to lie within the
personal knowledge of affiimt except
where the affidavit is mad 3 by the col
lector or deputy collector of internal
A sharp debate 'immediately follow
ed. Mr. -Johnson explained that he
wanted to keep the deputy marshal
from harassing the people and making
frivolous complaints simply to get the
fees. My object, he said, is to prevent
frivolous prosecutions brought for the
fees alone. He wanted to stop having
the people harassed as the' had st long
He wanted to put a stop to
Let no warrant be issued unless
party making the oath know the
facts personally, he said.
After strenuous opposition the amend
ment wr as adopted by a vote of (33 to
43. It was. a great victory for Mr.
Johnson. It was a most important
provision and will have a great effect
in stopping those frivolous prosecu
tions which have s long been the bane
of the jejple ami which have made
the. iuterind revenue system so odious
to all. It has robbed the system of thp
very thing which has harassed the peo
ple In this work Mr. Johnson had
the cordial co-operation of Henderson
and Cowles and other North Carolina
Democrat ie members all honor t
. But that did not. end their efforts.
When the Mills bill came up, they of
fered amendments repealing the inter
nal revenue system outright; which,
however, failel. It was on that occa
sion that Johnston, remembering that
the Republican party at Chicago the
ther day declared in favor of abolish
ing the lnternalrevenue system rath
er than to interfere with protection
hoped for so.ne Republican votes. But
the Republicans were insincere; they
I had put this plank ia their platform
r 1 1 e 1 a
merety 1:1 nopes or ueceivuig uieis in
North Carolina and West Virginia,
V irgini 1
a J l enii?sie. 1 was a
bid for vQtes:i a miserable, base
piece ot deception.
Onlv thfete Republicans voted for
die proj -osition to repeal the internal
And Mr. Johnson well excbiimed
"where is the Republican -party,
vhen only three Republicans vote for
Amendments were offered by North
Carolina Democrats to repeal the tax
on fruit brandy without avail. But
yet the bill contained, and they got
through, tta provisions first above quo
ted, being the same as tlie bill to amend
the internal revenue laws passed at the
instance of Mr. Henderson on February
7th, 1SSS. :
1 litis we see what our 'Democrats
nave at last been iible to accomplish.
Tl c tobacco part of the internal ivven-
ne systeml waS gradinlly Jightened by
them, until At length it has been "vir-
uany wipea out ot existence.
The House has passed in three diffpr-
ent bills a!n amendment to tbphiw w.
1 ng out ilio-ie frivolous proWt ut'tn
that so haras.4ed nnd annovl nnr nnr.
ple; and it; has passed in two different
0111s tnose. important provisions modi
fying the nkcnal revenue law in par
ticulars tljat will relieve it of much of
its harshness and remove those features
which, hate been so oppressive. It re
mains with the Republican Senate to
say whether the peopleshall have that
reuer. stJiir Democratic, mpmhprs
lave doije their fuH elnty and the
eople should recoirnize in them faith
How to Can Fruit.
&OJIJS TIMELY SUGGESTIONS AND VAI.r
The secret of successful cannin
veeiaoies is an ODen one.
j. n . .
and can le possessed by every intelli
gent and careful housekeeper. Certain
conuiuons oeing insured, lailnre is out
of the question. The fruits (and vege
tables) must be iiist ripe, fresh v fath
ered, andjperfect of their kind. All I
germs in; the cans, received by contact
with theiir or otherwise, must be ele
stroyed by heat, in the forni boiling
water, and all germs of microsopie ani-r
mal or vegetable lite inf the fruits
germs of j fungus growth or of fermen
tation ajuust also be destroyed. Then
me air must be effectually excluded
from thej cans, so that all germs will
be kept dut. The surest way ofr secur
ing all these cemd.tions is to put the
fruit intrj the cans, and after partially
sealing them put the cans, into cold
water, rdi.se this to a boiling point and
keep it tjiere till the contents are suffi
iently ctioked, then remove from the
water, ser.l tightly, and turn the cms
on end. j! If th -y'le ik they are liable to
fermentj if they do not leak no air can
enter to jcarry the seeds cf fermenta
tion intd the can.
But tis is slow work where one car
ries on tjhe business in the family on a
large scajje, and with suitable precau
tions on can can two, three. or a dozes:
cans at nee, as safely as'one, and wit 11
as good! results. iLve a kettle in. a
will hoht at least two cans, nnd a larger
i 111 " I ! 1 . I 1 .1 t-
acme isjpreierame, una while the I run
is cookiijtg in that, enoiiirh can be piv-
parea tos ;rep:enisn ic each tune it is
emptied!' The shorter time consumed
in getting tne mm lrom tne tree, or
the vegetables from tlie garden into
the can. the better. All fruit that has
to be peided darkens by exposure to the
air, and Should be placed, ;is soon as th
rind is jremoved, in, cold water. If
merr? thin two quarts at a time are
cooked, jit is difficult to do the cooking
evenly, f That at the bottomof the ket
tie will pe done sooner than that at the
top, autli if oner stirs the fruit while
cookingjits sjiape is likely to be injured.
h or very nice canning it is better to
put the ifruit into the cans as soon as
peeled, dover with liepiid, syrup or wa-
ter, put on the rubbers, tops and rings,
and cook till done m water raised slow
1 1 S 1 1 "1 1 11 1
lv to tne boiling point. lueu sea!
For ordinary canning prepare the
fruit, twip cans at a time, cook it till
done then ladle it into the cans, let
them stantl for a time with their covers
on till they "settle down," fill again
with boiling hot fruit or water, ami seal
tightly, j In this case, as in the former,
cans, covers and rubbers should be im-
mersed in boiling water betore the cans.
aie fillet. Boiling hot fruit or water
may be poured into cans without break
ing them if they are first placed on a
very wet cup towel and a silver spoon
ii put injtheni. (A glass tumbler with
a silver teaspoon in it may have boil
ing water poured into it without break
ins. We mention this here, as every
body may not. know it.)
A funnel just fitting the mouth of
the can,with a very short tube, a very
flaring top, is a great convenience, and
facilitates rapid work. Any tinman
earr mak'e one, and the cost is trifling.
There is jiio need of using sugar in can
ning fruit. But fruits that need sugar
to makejjthein pali table are nicer if it
is cooked: into them. It is as well to
do this vthen the can is opened as when
the fruitjis first put up. We mention
this because in canning and preserving
time the) price of sugar always goes
up, and t will be easier for many fam-
dies to sweeten their canned truit as
it than all at on'e time. The
hat we buy in the stores in
tin cans ;have no sugar 111 them. it
when op'ened they are' turned into a
kettle aid sugar cooked into them,
then coofed and served, their flavor will
be greatly improved, and so of all fruit
canned jwiinoui sugar. rveiues. ut
granite, jj iron w a r e, porcelai n-li ne J
kettles, dew -tin nans or kettles, are'
suitable ilfor canning and preserving.
The mohJd that often coracs on the top
of fruit iu cans when the rest of the
frait is iji'niiijured,' has its origin in the
germs from the air that settle on the
11ncovertjidcanbefore.it is sealed up.
Hence a soon as the jars are filled, the
coverr, f fresh from the scalding water,
. it !' . Ti. :
bjC put over' them. It is well to j r,iuckcd out the fangs of that dire mon
i (filled from the kettle stand 1 Bter intemperance."
awhile aiiid settle, then fill full audsea!
Bat the covers of cans when the fruit
is ccoketl in them are best undisturb
ed. I '-r 1 .
Vote for Cleveland,
Improving Coitntry Eoads. ;
A writer in Waaou Maker, on "thrt
abovp subject, concludes that it -ia"
woric too little thought of, too negli
gently done, and often so misapplied
as to make roads worse rather, than
better. To see the black, mucky soil
on the sides of roadways plowed up
and scraped into the center, there to
remain an impassable ridge during the
summer, finally degenerating into an
unfathomable slough of mud the next
winter or spring, is enough to discour
age the man who kuows how roads
should be made, and even force him to
regard laziness in working out the
road tax one of the excusable sins, if
not actually a positive virtue. ," i
In our climate, deep freezing com-bined-with
too much water is the bane
of roadways. We cannot altogether
prevent deep freezing, but if there be
ample underground drainage, it will
not effect great damage. The first ob
ject, then, of the road maker. should be
to secure good drainage. Without
this, ridging the road only makes the
mud deeper, aiid even stone or gravel
do little gotd. It is often forgotton
that the chief advantage from using
an abundance of stone and gravel in
road making is the incidental draiu igi
which these afford, even when piled i.
road with no idea of this use. If the
center of the road is underlaid with
stone, and then ridged up wth earth
or gravel, it does for years form a good
drain to keep the roadbed dry. But
sooner or biter frost will penetrate to
these stones and upheave them, lhen
the last condition ot the improved
roadway will be worse than the first.
lhe fact is often forgotten that in a
dry, compacted road, well ridged up.
the soil freezes deeper, than it does in
the fields. This is especially so when
tne road is exiiosed to winds ana
svept bare of snow. The drain undei
the roadbed should be not less thai.
three feet deep, and. if possible, four
teet would he still better. Whet hi i
made with tile or stone, it shouldU
ia d as carefully and the joints covered
as closely as if it were laid in the fields.
Tiieit, with goxl outlets. and Mile dram
ro conduct the water lr.wu the centei
in all the low place-, .m-i wit ii imp t.
ativeiy ii; 1 ie rnig:n h; wu.i s'on
gravel, the routine i wiU ; -
. tuuiiiioti for ) ears.
. It is not the amouni oi a ; -i,i--
the ridge in the center ;U;;t 'otar.
road.'. av good, but the ch: a.- ter id ii
suriaces anu its unirorm sione loei-uei
side. Ruts spoil roads qui ker thai
anything else. They are the reser
voirs for water, which, mixed by
heavily loaded w heels, grinding it into
the soil and making un;d, renders it im
iir 1 1 .1 i
possible lor water to ureaK its way
through. Over the dram should b
a foot or more of subsoil to keep th
frost out, then followed by stone to a
depth of six or eight inches, pounde
tine on top and covered with gravel
There will always be an outlet. under
the stone to drain below, and if its out
let is kept open in low places, the sur
face cf the roadbed will always be dry
isuch a road caiinot become muddy ex
eept for an inch or so on the surface.
It costs something to thoroughly
unelerdrain a roadway and improve 1
aftej; this manner, but, once done,
will last practically forever if the drain
outlets are kept open. Doing a little
piece each j'.ear, the people in any road
district may in time have, good roads,
that will need only trifling attention
to keep in repairs. It is far better
than the wasteful way of trying to im
prove long sections of roadway every
year, and doing generally quite as
much harm as good. The difference
between having good and bad roads to
market does practically affect the value
qf t heir-land more than most farmers
think. If they appreciated this as they
should, thousands of them would take,
a greater interest in the way their road
is worked out than they have ever
Why Men Drink.
The wonderful humorist, Tom Hood,
once remarked. "There are five reas
ons why men drink! Good wine, a
friend, because they are dry, or ut least
they may be bye and bye, or any. other
reason why." " The lust is perhaps the
most common reason. James Partou
once beaded an article, wnt uiet
11 . i ..r;ti it I
coming man drink?" but as he failed
to answer the query we will express a
decided opinion, that until the coming
man learns to prize home, social tamily
ties above all others, will he learn not
to abase his own organism. In March
last a writer in the Medical Age made
some practical remarks upon this sub
ject, nnd offered a timely hint which
prohibition advocates would do well
to note. He savs: "As long; as
the impcrfectious of humanity remain
unfitted to its surroundings and condi
tions so long evil and misery will con
tinue, and men seek refuge in strong
drink. Increase the sum of human
happiness by whatever means possible,
lesson the burdens and ameliorate the
woes of mankind, remove hunger, 1 s
ease and pain by a better physical and
mn'rul ndneatiotl. and VOU Will have
Among the worst morbid conditions
resulted from the , use of alcoholic li
nuors. as well as from improper food
nnd customs of eating, are inflamma-
UH'I "" r-l" g . I
t ion of the stomack, bo?rcls, liver, kid- i
uevs and Irani,
ATalaahla1 lesson1 JA
l If more fathei'wouhlVaJ-e n coarse
with their pons pimilar toone my fth-
er took with me";oUsenred ane of the
leading business men of Boston, "the
boys might t hink" hard t the time, biiF
thev'd think them wfsj-in after life."
- "Well, I was a Totimjafellovf of
twenty-two. just out of college, and t
felt myself of - considerable inipor
tance.T.iiC ; . j
I knew my father. wa. well -off,' ami
my head was full of fool,islv:notion.3f
having a good time and ! spending lots
of money.- Later oh I expected father! j
to start me 111 biwness, . after 1 d swell
ed round a while ut the club. .and! with :
fine horseflesh. .Like a wise man, fath- ;
er saw through 'my folly, and resolved -1
o prevent my uestmctiou it '.possible.
'If the boy s got the right-stuff in
him let him show it,' I heardt father
say to mother one dar. - J worked
hard for my money, and I doni intend
to let Ned squander it anHTuin him
self besides That verv day he' came
along and handed roe $50, remnrkinf4
i't'i, nivc; iinii' uiuiic , rpcuu Il oa JVM
choose,nit understand this much; it's
the last dollar of my moner yoalcan
have till vou prove yourself capable of
eirning mon -y, anel tak'n ; careof it
ui your own account. - 1 took the
money in a sort oL dazed manner, and
stammered out, 'I why I I want
to go into business 'Business!' ex-
laimed father contemptuously, 4whtt4
d ) you know about managing mercan
tile business? And father left me to
ponder on his words. And Jhat $50
was the last money my father .'evnr
gave me, till at his death I received my -
part of the property. . . ,
I felt hard and bitter then, felt that
my father was a stingy old fo0y, and
mentally resolved to prove to him that
I con Id live without his money. ; Hu
aroused my pride just what he intend
ed, I suppose. For three days I looked
about to find a place to make 'lots of
uoiir-y, but I found no such chances
md,-at length, I acceptetl a clerkship4
n a large retail store at $400 a year,
Another bit of father's stinginess at -in
is time v :s.demanding $2.a weelf.for .
ay b ard tn rough the first' "year. ,- At
r he end of my firsi-year 1 hud laid away
;2 K. and the next vear, my salary . bi-
- m raised $1( 0,1 find "$500". Jaid by,
One hundred cents nieant more" to me
in those d .ys than $100 had previonslji "
At the cad of four years clerking, t-1:
we t to mv father with $1,500 of my. p
own, and asked him if he was willing. v
to help me; enter business. Even theu
ne would ouly let me borrow the moii- i
ey, $2,000, ut six per cent, interest.
To-day I am called a successful bnsi f
ness man, and 1 have ray father to-
thank, for those lessons iu self-de-.
nial, self-respect and - independence, u
which he grave me put the manhood ia -me.
Years afterwards father tojd me it l:
cost him the hardest struggle- of ' his -life
to be so hard on his -hoy ; but he felt ;
it the only course to make a . man of ,t
me. Many a time we'velughed over
tlie $2 board bill. . 1 a
Recent Eyp tain Explorations.
Philadelphia American. f
Dr. Graut-Bey, of Cairo, in a recent ,
letter to Professor Mason, of the Na- .
tional Museum, summarizes the late ,
exploration in Egypt by Petrie and
Naville. The latter has done good
work at Bubastis, continuing the re- 1
searches that have been carried. 011 ir
there for some years. Innumerable
small works of art, such as lamps, vas
es of porcelain and glass, -sculptures,
bronzes, and sepulchral objects dating
from tire Grecian period have been
found, as well as inscriptions and.- pa
pj lL This paiustakiiigexplorer in th.'t
prolific locality has done very jnuch to, ;?
increase our knowledge concerning the
people and arts during the Ptolemaie r
rule in Egypt.- . - .s
Dr. Petrie, who is one of the most i i
acute explorers in . the-field, has met . j
with striking success this yeuryi thf ; .
Fayum'. Hehas t.akeir the preliini
nacy steps towards opening the hith-1
erto unexplored Hawnra pyramid, hav
ing reached the roof of its sepulchral
chamber. It's opening, next November
is looked forward to with much' inter
est. Dr. Petrie has also discovered tlm i ,
Labyrinth aud has traced out iU
foundation. He. thinks it must havef.
covered the vast extent of forty or fit V.
ty acres, lhe disappearance to. this
most celebrated building of antintiity
was due to it having tjeenused-
quarry for. more recent; ueighboringrth
cities. As an architectural work it was ,
second to none ever made by' the hand . "
of nian: I n a cemetery dose h)Vj)f
the Greek and Greaco Rotnan time?1
Dr. Petria found a splendidly preserv- -1
ed fragment of the second book of He
mors Iliad, written on papyrus iUhjst'
finest classic Greek character. lt waf
found rolled up under the necl of 4 ' f;
mummy. Professor Sayeewill edit W; "
a translation of it soon. 1 This find ,
lead'i to the hope that further. research- '
will disclose pome of the lost treasures
of Greek literature; as a matter of fact
the grave has pfOven fftetter Jibrary
than that ot Alexandria I
U. S. Nat, Museum,. ,
iJk:, .i (
The superiority of man toiiature.iJi;;
continually, illustrated. Nature lieedn . ;
an immense quauity uf quills to ihake
n ' . - . t- , f,r
a goose with; but a -man 'can nnke a 1
jjOjse of himsclt with one.. r '
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