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SALISBURY, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUAEY 3, HB89.
Is known by I2is; marScr .1 ;eculi.i rttie;' -jj
'A f"clfujof wcariumiiiKl paitislii the
'limb. ' . -
Huit-brrnth. In tin? mouth,
and ftir.rcd lmru. '
CY:isi;i;liunt wiH( ni.sinat attacks
f cliar: ha-.i. -
lieudavlto. t:i th? front f tlu head : 1
nkiii. - - : ' -
5. Heartburn, los ? arifwtitc.
6. Ditfntioirut-Kt iaufa utl bowels
- - by.wliitl'' '
SJ )ily, vlth n.-.t uljintl u tK7Msitlon
1 Atfl Sow of r from ihe Liver
1 U muUu! to PTood lifch.U. V.tieu tftls'-
I . TITT TA -r-r L
whlrh, if iH-'ctcrt, tuM.n lo.uls Kcrfon
diwaws ; s 1 1 mous ,i ver I tr lat r exert
u- mst i I:.' H.u.luiiiui) t ovtrcvft vKlnd
tt bilJbU-:.' Jt report s tl.tT"I.lvcr to
l.riK'fWi'-!; i ; u c',i nu-n the wcrw
lion of !!' : i i I-'" i1i'fKtlT4 "1rjin,
h Kinh til! .n ih;it tin y can cU.Un-iT
btiKW w- AUvr t.:l-.lni:js medicine uo
ouc wiii rl n:i l;;!ju.s., , i
"I have iheeniu':;.
geslioit of the L'Vr,;
ttmg from i J t:(., :
cr!lj J-HiT tfi '
have lcn tu! ) ' -'hith
i ave t
bufcnev."-r J. i:
rt to severe s;elk r.f Co-r
-' ti;Ve been in Ihe habit of
":u of ealotncl i hicti xen?
: or four );. lately I
-kmi IJver Iicj;ilitort
':J!t fny interruption to
h our t.n.' in ,red on front cf Wrapper
J. H .,JvT'
V tio., FhiladrlptiU, I'm. ,
S oa. t H3als the
ores. --- Restores
aUensss cf Taste
RV the cure
a disease of the mucous Tncmbrarte,
iiHMiillyioriginatinj; iu the nasal pas
Iges ami maintaining its stronghold in
ie head, r fom this point it suds forth
nisoiioiKs virus into the stomach and
mtughthe digest iveiorffans, cormptincr
be bipod and prKlutJing other trouble-
ijnie ami -dangerous symptoms.
A particle Is ftpplie l luto each nostril, and' Is
krreeble. Prtee 50 cants at dnigelstsrby mall
f-tflsu-ivii, m centK. ELY BKOS., 5 Warren
Jtieet.Xew York.- ( 18: ty. ..
Is ftilrof humbugs, and that remedy that
jiroves rhis charge is a (lod-send to hiiiuan
,. ;H. H. 1? has never failed and that ought
pointful: something to bun who wants to be
un l f w hat 11. B. B. sets itself u to cure.
UTTEBIY SURPRISED !
- .Meridian, Miss. Jaily 12, 1887.
'For a" number -of years I have, suffered un-
ohl ttgoHy from the etieets of blood poison. T
ud my .case treated by several prominent
hysi cia as,-. but receive ; but little, if-any, re-
itJ.. I resorted to all sorts of patent medicines.
jtiirrtrtg.H large hbh'u- t of nibuey, but yet
retting -no better. M v attention was attracted
y the cures said to haw been affected by B.B.B.,
knd I commence taking it merely as an experi
ment, havinsr but litile faith in the results. To
ItiV utter surprise I eotr-t commenced to improve,
knd deenr nivself to-d;: v a well ami hearty per-
on all oving to the .excellent qualities of B.
1- 11. 1 cannot Vottvuend it too highly to
lhos,shfFering from blood poison.
I .-. J. I). (JinsoN,
V - Trainman M. k O. U. R.
I AFTER TWEKTY YEARS.
j Ra I tijior e, April 20;1887. For over twen
y ycr$ I lvayc been troubled with ulcerated
owclsnnd bleed in or piles,' ihd grew very weak
ind thin from constant loss of blood. - I have
iserl 4 bottles of B. it. B., and have gained 15
ouhds in weight, and feel better in general
tealththan I have for teu years. I recom-
iiend your B, B. K- as the best medicine I have
tier use.i, and owe my improvement to the use
iioialiic-l5lnMl lfeilui. hfoiMiK A. Smith.
-iiHxete St. ,
j AW OLD MAN RESTORED. -
; i - 1 j
jvAWo!t, Ga.; June 30,,t887. Being an old
(M1, ud suffering from general debility and
umatisni of . the joints of the shoulders, I
feind difllculty in' attending lo my ibusiness,
yt ofa lawrtj'-r, until I bought and fised five
ftttles of B. Bi 11,, Botanic Blood Kalftuof Mr
T. C. Jones, "or J. Jl. Jrwin 4: Son, and my
tceueral health is improved and the rheumatism
Jeft ine."; "I, believe it ta be a good medicine.-
J , ; J H. Laixo.
All who desire full Information abrmr. th cause
Mill cure Of BlO Vl lnl!iin. tti-mrnl snrl Nrofnkni
elllnus, Ucers, sre RHeumatlsm. Kidney
Mniiplaima. catarrh, etc.,. can necure by mall, free,
a couy-of Our 82-Iiatre Hluslr.Lt,d Knot if WnndAn
ni led with the most wonderful and start line proof
ejrer oi foreknown. Addresa. -
' if ; I BixOD Balu ca., Atlanta. Ga
WE AEE EECE VINO 0TJE
Consisting of choieje selections n black, blue
Vvnd brown worsted suits, Also a full line of
l . .. .lit. i .i
fiKvimerc suns lor men, vouins. Doys anu enn
Jlret,. . , - , ': - , ;
J Fall Ororri.lt.t a. nrialtw nir n i r.U
t Wells' old stand. 1
1 ,! . Jtespcctfully,
I. BLUMEKTHAL & BR0.
CRltCUAlOE. ; L. H . C L Ell EST
CRAIG E & CLEMENT,
r ; Salisbukt, N. C.r
B. J. C. McGUBBINS,
" i Surseoxx ZDcxxt Ls-t.
f Oflicvjn Cde bi.ilIiiifrtJrcoiul floor, next to
Sr. CaiiipWlV. Oj.loMte I.A. AtwellV
llrJr;'.;trtvMaib frt. .9.1 .
T7rv i ntirl
rhl h 1 h A R
-'.V.. ' .h- .-! '
The Old Faraer's Elejy.
Oa a green gra?y knoll, by the banks of the
That souu and so ofu-n lia l vnteref his flock,
I The old farmer rents in his long ani last sleep,
j Vhile visa- waters a low, lapsing lullaby keep,
r j He btfs plowed his last furrow, has reaped his
J Lil grain ;
i No uvrn shall awake him to raltir again,
i ' f '
Ycn tree, that with fragrance is- filling th? air,
'-So rich with its blossoms, so thrifty atiil fair,
jslly liis h tnJ was planted: ai well did he
i sav , X
; !t would live when its plaster had uijoldtrod
! He .has plowed his last farrow, has reaped his
last gram :
Xo morn shall awake him to labor again. :
Thcfo" 3 the"wcll that he dug, with its waters so
With its wet, dripping bucket, so mossy and old,
Xo more from its depths by the patriarch jdrawu,
For the "pitcher is broken,'.' the old man is
He has plowed his last furrow,has reaped h'm
last grain ;
Xo morn shall awake him to labor again.
'Twas a gloom-giving day when the old farmer
The stout-heartel mourneil, the affectionate
cried : -
And the prayers of the just for his rest did as-
' . cend,.
For they all lost a brother, a man andn friend.
He has plowed his last furrow, has reaped his
last grain ;
Xo morn shall awake him to labor again.
For upright and honest the old farmer was?
His God he revered, he respected the laws;'
Though tameless he lived, l& has gone where
- his wortn t
rwill outshine, like pnre gold, all the dross of
He has plowed his last furrow, has reaped his
last grain ;
Xo morn shall awake him to labor again.
A Moor's Tale of Woe.
LOCKED VP OX FALSE CHARGES.
Senor Benasuil, the Arabic merchant
of tez, who claims that heJ fled from
Morocco and cam to this country to
lay his grievances before the Depart
ment of State at Washington, is great-
ly"4 rostra ted by a cold caught after
arrival here, added to the effects of his
long, stormy and dismal trip over the
ocean in the steerage of the steamer
Austrailia. It will be some days be
fore he is sufficiently recovered to make"
the journwy to Washington. Sitting
in his room in an uptown boarding
house yesterday, heTelated the full de
tails of his recent experiences in Mo
rocco, to a Star reporter. The narra
tive isr made jmblic how for the first
time. ; Senor lieaasuli spoke in Ara
bic, the onlv language -he knows. He
was dressed in. full Moorish costume, a
red tezon nis nead, a great, sninam, or
cloak, of finest wool and silk, heavily
embroidered, with a cape which could
IW t u rned i n to a poi n ted h ood yw hen
desired, wrjipjjed about him and held
around ris waist by a maguihcent has
sam, or wide belt, of red silk, gold em
broidered. Altogether, with his s.var
thy face and black head, "he presented
a striking oriental appearance.
44I am imly a simple merchant in Fez,"
said Senor lienasuli, uand to understand
mystorylyou must know that about
two years agp I sold some cloth to a
MooKoe Ebizgnl, a merehaht'of Se
fao, which is a village a lew hours'
travel from Fez. The amount due on
the cloth was $1,200 and, after waiting
some time for Elazgui to pay, and see
ing no chance of getting my money, 1
took the usual course pursued toward
debtors in Morocco, and had the Moor
arrested and put in the debtors' prison.
He had two sons, ahdvthey came to me
and saui that, as their tather was
an old man, they wished him to go
free, and they would become hostages
for him and go to jail in his place.
Besides, they added, by this arrange
morir. h would be able to collect the
money find pay his debt. To t his I
agreed,!and the sons went to prison and
Elazgni went free.
44So raattere stood wnen, in oeptem
ber, I received a not by a Moorish sol
dier from the Baha or: Governor of
Fez, summoning me to his presence7
I nr.rprided. and ibund there before the
Bashaa Turk, Mohammed Fjikhri, who
is employed as Arabic clerk by Mr.
Lewis, the American Consul-General
at Tangier. 1 knew Fiikhri, for I haa
had dealing with him before, he having
made teveraLvisits toFez on busines
for the American Consul. Besides, I
was an American protege, or under
consular protection, for which 1 had
paid $4.35 on Decern ber 30, 1 8S0. For
this I bold Mr. Lewis' certificate of pn-
Here Benasuji showed his consular
certificate to the reporter.
4'The Bashal showed me a letter from
the American Consul, Mr. Lewis, say
ing that-a serious complaint had been
lodged against me at the Consulate, and
that Fakhri had been deputed tojoyk
into tlie matter and -act m his (Mr.
Lewis) stead. Fakhri theii told ine
that I j was in serious trouble, and it
pnnld tinii Iia spttled bv a DaVUieut of
monev. I loudly acclaimed that 1 had
J . ... ,
done riojwronjr. and would not pay any
money. 1 Ueraanded to Know or tue
Biisha it he would stand by and see
me unitistlv - accuseds The Basha
shrugged his shoulders a:id said that as
I was an A merican nroteire and had
Tpluntjtrily gone" from the ; subjection
of the Sultan, he could da nothing for
me. Fakhri again asked me if I would
be willing to settle the m Uter,5 and 1
refused, reiterating mr, inirocence.' -
. 'Send him to jail,; said Fakhri, and
at the command of the Basha two
Moorish soldiers seized me. . They
look" from their waisU thr rawhide
ixpes wit!: r.l.kb thcetldivn llai; ci:u
inals in Morocco, twisted the cords
about my neck, ami, with one end of
th rawhide in eac lv- soldier's ban J, 'ed ,
tne through the .streets to the crHiiiuai
prison. A great crowd gathered on
the streets, and the Moors scofTeil an j
jeered at me as I passed by. My,wif
and relatives witnessed my degrading
journey through the streets like a
''The big prison of Fez will hold 8,-
000 prisoners. It is a great, darkr pl;ie
with little loopholes for air. I here is
no light. In the open si ace in the
center of the prison is a trap f!o)r
jWhich leatjs down twenty-three stone
steps to a (birx hole about, hve teet in
diameter, where only the worst crimi
nals are put. There is no light and
the air js foul beyond description. In
to this well, by order of Fakhri, I
was thrown and kept for forty-eight
days, and the food furnished me was
-vile. Out of this black hole I was fin
ally liberated by the Sultan's orders.
My brother Lihaho and my friends,
when I was thrown in prison; were
greatly exercised. They went hither
and thither to try and ascertain the
cause. While they were talking it
over, Fakhri passed by, and they de-
mantled ot hi in why 1 had been cast.
into prison. He refused to answer at
first, saying that it was serious and a
money payment only would secure my
release. My friends olfe:ei him 51250,
thinking it would be cheaper to have
me free at that price than to suffer fur
ther indignity and subject my wife to
such great wrong on mv account.
But iFakhri demanded pS)00. My
friends protested that this was outra
geous, and wanted to know what Crime
1 had committed. 1 .
"Fakhri then said that the complaint
against me wa.that I had hired two
Moors to murder one of the Elazgul's
sons. At this my brother cried out
that Hie would not pay one cent, as the
charge was false and ridiculous. My
brother and friends set to work to se
cure my release. The Hebrew Tribu
nal was asked to investigate mv case.
They did so, and declared me innocent,
and the High Court of Fez, a Moorish
tribunal, looked up the facts and de
clared me innocent. Then my brother
went to .langler, dist lit 2 H) np!
from Fex, and saw Mr. Lewis. The
Consul dechired that he had never or
dered nie to be thrown into prison, and
he wrote an order on rakhn lor my
release which ha seut to Fez by
special courier. What happened to
this order 1 do not know, but 1 was
not released. Again my brother ap
pealed tpMr. Lewis, and he dispatched
a second letter to rakhn, sending it
by a delegation, which cnosisted of
Vice-Consnl Stalker and two other at
taches of the Consulate. When they
arrived in Fez I had been released by
order of the Sultan, to whom my case
had been presented by my friends.
4I availed myself of my liberty to go
to Sefrorand askElazgui why he should
make sitch a complaint against me as
that I had hired any one to kill his
son.- Elasgui told me that it was all
a made-up tale and done at the insti
gation of Fakhri, who had told him he
would thereby obtain the release ot ni
debt to me, and the balance' of the
$2,000 was to by divid I between
4k Vice-Consul Stalker on his arrival
in Fez presented me with a bill of ex
rmses or ins expedition rrom langler.
demurred at this, and put him off bv
saying that I woald give him and his
party a dinner. I hoped by giving
them a dinner that 1 could induce him
to forego the bill. I did give them a
fine feast. There were twenty-nine
guests, including my family and rela
tives, and jthey feasted from 9 a. m. to
4 p.m. In the midst of the dinner
Mr. Stalker arose and beckoned me to
follow him into another roomi I did
so, and when alone he said to me:
44 4Benasulia, 1 have got orders to get
from you $000 ;
"What is this $000 for?' said I.
"Stalker; drew souii pipjrs out of
his pockeHind looked them over said:
350 is for the Consul, Si 53 is for me,
50 is for the cook and $50 for the in
terpreter. I want the money now, be
fore the feist is over, or else you go to
"1 cani ot give you that money nnv,
said 1 'Neither could I go to jail and
break up tlie company and horrify all
the rabuis who were dining with me,
and my wife and children. So Isiid
t'lStitker:, "This is not a , time to
talk busiuess. Sit down and enjoy
yourself, and I promise that to-morrow
yon shall g satisfied from rez.
; "So he went back and feasted and
thy all drank w.'ni and enjoyed them
selves, the soldiers, guards and servants
e.ting at a separate table.
"On the following day Stalker came
aTain and ;de:n timed the $000, with
threats that if he did not jget it he!
would put ins l ack in. jail, j Finally I
said to him
f "Why shonl 1 I pay thi money ?
who have been unjustly treated am
ris6ned in Si filthy dungeon fo
my buzinesa ruined
stigma put upon. me.
; "The.i Btalker went to see the
dole Jnarnit, the Sultan's Grand Vizier,
and after h while two Moorish soldiers
cams for me and took me before the
Vilier, wjio &iid to ine: Those fellows
want you jut in jail." : - 2
4I am in youhiiads,' aai.l I. 'Yon
ar? ray master. : Do jvith iue as you
like. Yoir know these men want to
estori mT.iv fioii nie." i
'See what you get bv being mixed j
up with those Americans" said the 1
Vizier. "However, I know' all their bad
IncKS, and 1 tolu ihem ..to leav you
alone; that von wont pav them." '
paid for all their feasting l!
said. " ' I
said the !
' "You did very
V izier, it is to the Sultan that you
owe your freedom, not to the Ameri
"So the Fedole. seat us away from
his presence, but when outside in the
streets ouiiklt again said it 1 did not;
pay him the 8000 1 should go to Tan- ,
gier with him. I said I was willing to i
go to i angier anu see ui coum not
and see if I
get justice there. And we went from
Fez to Tangier There we met Azo
gue who took me up to the drawing room
before Consul Lewis.
44 'Sit down,1 said the Consul, and I
sat down, i wanLthe $350 now,' said
the Consul, i give you five minutes
time to get it. The rest of the money
von can settle with Mr. Stalker.'
44 'Give me time to consult,' I cried.
4 'There is nothing to consult about,'
said the Consul, i must have the
44 'Is this the justice I receive,' I
tried, 'after being put to SI, 400 expense
and being forty-eight days in jail 5 for
" 'Let me go down and consult my
brother, who is below in thestreet?" 1
44 -No,' replied the Consul. 'You
shall not go down. Let vour brother
' Then my brother cams up and
wanted to know why all this fuss was,
and the Consul said I must pay or; go
to jail. I insisted I would not pay a
single cent, more; that I wanted justice
and redress for the imprisonment I had
suffered. Then Mr. Lewis cried out:
'Al Raid!' (chief of tho guard). The
Kaid canii up with the Moorish sol
diers, and the Consul said:
" 'Take this fellow to jail.'
" When my brother heard this he
said to the Consul: 'Senor, give us a
couple of days and we will try to get
the money My brother told me to
pay the money rather than go through
another imprisonment such as I had
suffered iu Fez. Then I said :
" 'What time is it now?'
44 'Half past ten,' said Stalker.
4 Vjive me until 12 o'clock, and by
that time I shall raise the money. I
said. 'It is not so easy to raise that
sum iu a moment, here in Tangier
" 'Very well says the Consul. 'If by
half past twelve this money is not
paid you will have no need to come
back here, for the soldiers will carry
you straight to jail
"With my brother I then left the
Consulate and went to the house of the
Grand Itabbi of Tangier, the ltev. Uor-
decai Benjo. Haim Ben Shimol, a He-
brew banker of 1 angier, and one of the
edi'o s of the city. Abraham Pimienti,
were sent tor, and tliey heard wnat Had
taken place. The Rabbi said :
"VV hy should you pay sncn an tin-
jut denimd? You are innocent, and
it I were you l would rather go to jail.
You will come out all right in the
"Other friends came up and they', de
cided that the only thing I could do in
order to obtain justice was to leave Tan-
irier and go to Gibraltar and thence to
Washington to lay my case before the
."state Department. 1 hey told me there
vas a trench steamer which would
leave for Gibraltar, and to take that
steamer without loss of time. I hurried
up and got on board, for my guards
did not watch me closely, never dream
ing that I would take such a step. On
the next steamer that came was my
brother, who brought my clothes and
monev for mv lourney. Also came
Azoijiie, the interpreter. . Mr. -Lewis
had heard that I was coining to Amer-
ica to complain and he sent the inter-
n refer to beg me to return. Azogue
told me I would have nothing to pay
if I went back, but 1 did not trust Azo-
gue, as he had brutally used me once in
in Mequinez, where he made me pay
$185 for a printed notice from Consul
Lewis informing that he (the Con
sul ) was ready to hear any claims that
J. as a protege, might have against any
Moor. Azourue told me that if I did
not return the Consul 'would send let-
ters to u ash in gton ahead ot me in
criminating me, and that he would be
believed and I would not. But I refused
to yo back, and Azozue returned to
Tangier, while I came on to America.
I have with me all the' documents to
prove the truth M' my storv, and much
mare besides regarding the extortioai of
mnnpv from American nroteaes in Mo-
' r ccoby iTakhri and Azogue." .Ye:r
A So-up of Papjr SaTis Hsr Lifs.
It was j Ht an ordinary -scrap of wrap
ping pa-er, but it saved Ir.T life. She was
in the lat stages of consumption, tll by
p'ivsi:-ins that she was incuruhlcand could
live e a!y a short time; she weighed less
s -vent v pounds On h piec-Q of wrapping
najier she read of Dr. Ivin 8 New Discov
ery, and' trot a sample Inrttle; it helped her,
she bought a large bottle, itThelcd more.
Jou 'lit another and grew better fast, con
.. ... ... i ; i..
4inUfU US HSU Him is nov oiMfiii;, iiiuium,
rosr. nlumn. wcihinn 140 pounds. For
fuller partitdarj . send stamp to W. II.
Cole. DruiruistFVrt mith. Trial bottles
of t hi Wonderful Discovery free at Kluttz
& Go. Drugstore.
An old tanner says: "Don't hare the
eggs all in one basket'' DIrcriilirl
f arising w what pays.,
Churches to Reunite.
the j northern
A Nl SOUTHERN PRES-
KYTEaiANS TO CLASP HANDS.
; Xew York Star, Dec. 27, 18SS.
mi. . ii t i i i ii
iue rresovienan cuurcnes or tne
North and South will sh-.iL- b and frv-
morrow afternoon, aOer leing severed
more than a quarter of a .utury by
the Civil War. A committee of nine
Presbyterian clergymen and elders
from the South, representing the 2.000
Presbyterian churches and 150,000
Presbyterian church members of the
Southern States, will meet a like com-
mittee, representing th 0.500 P res bv-
tenan churches and the 750.000 Pre
!... I , i ii iub r
byterian church members of the North.
The two committees were appointed
simultaneously last May bythe general
assemblies of the Northern and South
ern churches. Their sole object is to
abolish the sectional line in religion
and bring about a union of the church.
The members of the Southern dele
gation, came from nearly every part of
tue South. Their chairman is Dr. M.
D. Hodge, of Richmond, Va. The
other committeemen are Dr. Joseph It.
VVilson, of Clarkville,'Tenn.; Dr. G. B.
Strickler, Atlanta, Ga.; Dr. M. H.
Houston, Baltimore, Md.; Dr. T. I).
Wicherspoon, Louisvilh, Ky.; W. D.
Primros; Raleigh, N. ft; It. F. Simp
son, Florence, Ala.; D. M. Kennedy,
Clark sville, Tenn., aud A. W. Macheu,
A clergyman of one of the border
States, Dr. Joseph T. Smith, of Balti
more, Md., a former moderator of the
General Assembly, is chairman of the
Northern Committee. The other
members are: Dr. Charles L. Thomp-
of the Madison Avenue Church,
the present moderator of the Northern-
n i ,L.i.i... r 1 1 r.i:
vreutrrui Ameiumy ; ur. neury uiiriuig,
president of Hamilton College; Dr.
Charles S. Pomeroy, Cleveland, Ohio;
Judge Samuel N. Breckenridge, St.
L'utis Mo.; Mr. Warner Van Norden,
New York; Gen. George H. Shit-Ids,
St. Louis; Judge J H. Baldwin,
Pittsburg, and Dr. D. C. Marquis, Chi
cago, ex-moderator of the General
Both committees are composed of
some of the most distinguished clerev-
men and earnest workers of the Pres -
byterian Church. Two of the border
States, Missouri and Maryland, have
i ill . i jm
members in ootu committees. ine
Northern committee has three members
f roar States which were whollv in the
Union. Tiie S nithern committee, on
arriving, will go to the Park Ave
nue Hotel. The two committees
will hold their first conference at 4
o'clock to-morrow afternoon, in the
building. of the Presbyterian, mission
ary societies, No. 53 h ifth avenue. It
will be a day memorable in the history
of the Presbyterian church.
In the even in 2 a reception wi.l b
tendered to the Southern delegares by
the Presbyterian Union ot New YorK
city, which is composed of clergymen
and active workers iu the church. It
will take place in the assembly
,f the Metropolitan Church.
be a social fraternizing of the
ern and southern
There will be no set programme, but
Dr Howard Crosby will speak in be-
half of the amiable Presbyterians of
the North, and Dr. M. D. Hood, of
Richmond, will tell how pleasa.it the
down in Pixie feel.
Other clergymen from both sides of
the old slave line will make informal
and benevolent speeches. It will be a
Presbyterian frolic A supper will be
seryed. Ladies and gentlemen who
are interested in th church are in
vited. Tickets, which cost a dollar
each, may be obtained from Rev. Dr.
.El ling wood of No. 578 Fifth avenue;
of Caswell. Massey & Co., corner of
Forty-seventh street and rifth avenue;
j 0f CXA. Marsh, corner of Madison av-
enue and IZola street, and at room
Noi 47 Cotton Exchange building.
The two committees will hold secret
sessions and will not adjourn before
Monday evening. They are not em
powered to take any decisive action.
The. office of each is simply to make a
report to its General Assembly, which
will meet next May. These reports, it
is believed, will be favorable! to a union
of (he Church, and the General Assem
bly will adopt them. As a result ther :
wilLbe only American Presbyterian -j
in the United States. "
The Northern committee held a se
cret session at the Missiou House yes
Committeeman Warner Van Norden
said yesterday that the reunion of the
Presbyterian church would tend toward
the reconciliation of all the people of
the North and the-South, and have a
good influence. The membership of
the Church was scattered all over the
North and the South. The Church
was the most aggressive and wealthiest
in the country. It raised more money
for home and foreign missions than
ahv other. The sum contributed last
ypar v;is 82,000,000. The Methodists
came next with $1,000,000.
I Rev. Dr. Joseph T. Smith, chairni in
of the Northern Committee, was
strongly in favor of uniting the North
ern and Southern churches. He said
that he didn t believe in a divided
church any more than in a divided
army. The bitterness of the war had
died away. The new generation oj
both sides of Dixie's line had no fence.
Those of the older generation who
osed church uniou were becjumr'
i Solitude ia a Silent World. ;
From solitude to solitude is the order
in Alaska. The solitude of the forest
and the sea, of the mountain and ravine,
with these we had become more or less
familiar when our good ship headed for
the solitude of ice and snow. I began
to feel as if we were being dragged out
on the roof of the world as iff we were
swimming in the Hooded caves of a con
tinent, writes a correspondent of the
San Francisco Chronicle from Alaska.
Sometimes there came over me a sense
of utter loneliness, of the distance that
lay between us and everybody else, and
of the helplessness of our case should
any serious accident befall its. It is"
this very state, perhaps, that ages the
hearts of the hardiest of the explorers
who seek vainly to unravel the polar
history. -. -
From time to time as we sailed, the
sea, now a brighter blue than ever, was
strewn with fragments of ice. Very
lovely they looked'as they hiurged the
distant shore, a ghostly and fantastical
procession, borne ever southward by.
the slow current, and growing more
ghostly and fantastical hoitr by hour as
they dwindled in the clear sunshine of
the long Summer days. Anon the ice
fragments inereased in number and
dimensions. The whole watery expanse
was covered with brash and we were
obliged to pick our way with consider
Often we narrowly escaped grazing
small iceberys that might easily have
disabled us, had we come in collision
with them." As it was, many an ice
cake that looked harmless enough, be
ing very low iu the water, struck us
with a thud that was startling,- or
passed under our old-fashioned side
wheels, splintering the paddles and
causing our hearts to leap within, us.
A disabled wheel meant a tedious de-
lay in a laiuuue wnere Uie resources
are di'ciuedly limited. Often we
thought of the miser Able million) away
down Kast summering in the sultry
Summer heat, while the thermometer
with us stood at 45 degrees in the sun,
as the bracing salt air was impregnated
with balsamic odors.
A Chinese Confidence Game.
The confidence trick, with which so 1
I many swind
indies have been neroetrated.
! "but poor and clumsy in comparison
to the methods pursued in China. Xo
one, in fact, but a fool would le taken
in by the proposal to hand a quantity
of money to a stranger, in order to show
confidence in him. The Chinese swind
ler proceeds much more artfully to
work, aud enlists human nature on his
side. This is shown by a case heard
the other day in Shanghai, when four
Chinamen were charged with conspir
ing to cheat Chang Yongr a super
cargo, of 4iK) rupees. The defendants
were said to be followers of the famous
Tin Si Kok, who was celebrated for his
skill in waylaying Chinamen arriving
from foreign parts and swindling them
of the money they had accumulated,
by artfully playing on their cupidity.
In the present case the plaintiff was
met bv one of the men in the street
nvitC( iuto a house, and hospitably
i' treated: and Oien an artful scheme was
j ,mgut, by joining in the game of fan
tan, cheat a wealthy California China
man, who was said to have just arrived
with a large quantity of gold. Cards
were proiiued, and it was proved how
easily and certainly the cheating might
be carried "out. The party were each
to contribute some money to carry out
the game. Chans Wong wasxunableto
withstand the artful temptation. The
pretended Calif ornian Chinaman came
in, and the game was played; but some
how the cheating was not successful,
and at the end of the gams the plaintiff
was 4'.H) rupees out of pocket. This is
clearly a gn at advance on the English
Core for Writer Cm rap.
Writer's cramp is an affection which,
until very recent date, has been looked
upon as in , most cases incurable, For
tunately, however, for t'aos;; who suffer
from this disease, mean: are now
known to exist not onlv for its ameli
oration, but for its permanent cure.
The difficulty ii o-.e which is not, as
its name in:p ?e confined to writers.
It may occur in. any individual whose
occupation brings into constant play
one set of muscles; thus the pianist, the
telegrapher mi 1 the ballet-dancer may
suffer f ram tin so cramps or from an
inability tr perform the acts peculiar
to Jus oceupation. l'iie cramps are
merely symptoms of a diseased condi
tion, the exact seat of which is a mat
ter of dispute; swiio loeati ig it iu the
brain, others in the spinal cord, while
there are .tho v vh' re; ird the nerve-
ce.itres as inaio wi i;iTectel but trace
the source of the a flection t he nerves
themselves. , The m -thod of treatment
which has been found most successful
j .consists in the app'icatiou of gymnas-
lies, comuuic.i u;i niassiTe. to uie
affected muscles. The rubbing, an!L
sometimes a gentle striking of the
muscles with a wco:e a bar, together
with regular movements of the lingers
or other defective parr, are continued
for several wjek daring which time
nt more than one h-u; daily is devoted'
these exercises. ;
Death makes a pcaiitifnl appeal to
rhaiity. When we'UioK upon the dead'
form, so CJinp M.d aud still, the kind
ness and love ta!ureiu tu all como
forth. m l
It is preilict d that .the iron h
tut of Wasai.igto.t T,;rritarv w.l
Haw m nhTMh IT.. t.l - - u-
A manrlAirtfin frvWt TV1-vf. 4 a Tin m'.'
how tho fund, was started for boildiu -
the first Methodist clmrch rectWl? u
jiiAiuaitiik. a. kjwt uiuir- w:is vnnmr biki r
was practically iu jtos-ession of tho .
1.1 . ! r t .U . 1 '-TT- : -
gamuieni. i-iim ini-ih-i ami na box: to ui
j.t i . t i - rt 1
establishment trai wtnatil in huge
tent near tho vufr. of the town, and
thitlier veeni the Her. Mr. Ball, who
came to Bismarck to establish a Method
ist church. Moan ting a poker table in
the middle of the thic&tj crowJetl
tent, Mr. Bnl proceeIetl to speak for
Christ. At miea the lwy gamblers laid .
down their chips and . tnrul "to jeering -the
preacher, some of th iu oven pelting ., -at
him rith whatever cnnio to hand '
Presently tho aleudor form of Don nis
Hanuifau, the boss gambler ami feather- weight
9 champion of the pUoo, arose v
aud moved toward the prmoii r. : I j
. "Hold on; boys," said Deuuis; "tWa -
is no wny to treat a si ranger. I know a
Uiiug norlji tv o o this. At this Den- " 1.
uU took, off his hat nud passed it uronnd
among the gamblers, who ouch put iu a
chip. And taking np tliia strange col
lection Dennis wolketl np to the table, '
damped the hatful of chips upou it, and :-
"There yon. are, stranger; that's for
yon." -' v..
"But," said the clergyman, - what am
I to do with it ? , .'
"WeH," replied Dennis "it's youra, ,
and you can do what yon pleoso with it
You can ash it or back it, jost as yotT j.
like, r ' -
"Buck it?" said the holy man; "what
is that?" - . .i ,
" Wliy, play it in, yon know; bet it on,
one of Ihe games. " " 7 " ' 1 '
iu.r. xtuu preierreti o casu iue ctuys
in," so he went to the projrietor of tho
place, got $47 for the chipv aud will ;
iimi sum D.'gjiu tne inud wincn nnoiiy '
built the Methodist chnrah in which a
flourisliing society now worsliipaT- " l. t
- Losing- m r onto nice In the TVoda.
in me fociy iiiiys oi iuicuigao, WUfQ
many of the jxistoffiM's were carried in
the lints of the iotm;istorsf a 'postmaster '
in Livingston county war out in the
woods one day nud lost several letters
from the hat. A day or two after a
pioneer named Bailey camo to his house
nud iuqnired if thurerwiks any mail for
him. "There was a letter for yon, Bill,
but I've lost it" wns I ho reply.'
" When ? ro;hrr d iy in the whxxU."
"Well, I want that Ictte ! ' "But ye
can't git it; I'm sorry ( loit t, bnt tbiu's
all I can do." "Then Til have yon
removed from office." ' Lotik a-hefe.
Bill Bailey," said Ihe official, "is The began
to skin off his coat; "1 was- npotnted
to hold this poKtoffice, and I'm bouud to
do it; as a private citizen I have no bard
feelings agin you; as postmaster I lust ft
letter writ to yon by yonr sister in York . -State;
as a representative of (his great .
and awful government I waut to say to
yon that if I hear two more words ot
snss from your throat I'd srtppress the
insurrection by hanging yon to the near
est tree." Mr. Biiley wa, however,
permitted to make a hunt in the woods
for his letter, nud he fonnd it, aud th "
insurrection was Hnppres e L
Wrltlnc Vp the Cunw of SUmgv
"Mamie," paid a grammar-school girt
to a mjiulor of tlie jjni luating cLoais.
" have you rbii-died yonr essay T Oh 1
yes,"gushel M -unit, "aud it H too lovely
for auythiug a Priuoess slip of whitet
surah, the back cat off a little below
the waist line, nud full breadths of silk
gathered iu so as to hang gracefully
over the toiimnre. nud three bias ruffles
on Jhe- " " Why, what are you talking
about?" interrupted her friend.' L
mean have you finished writing yonr
essay, yon- know?" "Er no said
Maruic, her euthusiasm rapidly di
minishiug; "but I have commenoed
it, and I wish the awful thing was in
Halifax." "What's the subject ?V
"The Curse of Slang. "Gracious rf
Isnt that u difficult subject to write up f
"DifEeult? Well, I sluiald iriggle. Ill
have to hump myKdf to get it finished -in
time foftlie coma e tcemetit, iiud I've
a good uotiou to ht it lid, I might
shut up the Professor's optic ty plead
ing illness, but I'm not that sort of a
hairpin. Bat tome waltz np into my
loom and l ok at my stumiiiig gradaaU
jng liaruess. It'll iindyz you."
Van Wjrck KTed Hl Bea. , -.
Senator Van Wjck was out on ft -
stnnip before an immenxe an b'enbe rn
Nebraska. Tl re were thouaails there
to hear him opeu the campaign. As
nsnal, he grappled ni.h th monopolists,
Right in the middle of his speech ft
shrewd old fellow in the t dge of tho
crowd sang out: " Senator, Van Wyek, -.will
you lot me ask yon a question?
"Certainly I will," tvf-potletl Old Van.-.
"Answer me thi?, thfU,MFat.l the old.
man : " In't it true that yon came here
from the East on p:uuett, ami isn't it true
that one of them wi- giten to yoa ly'
the Uuiou Kui.tio R . lnmU which you
aie now attack iig ?" As qmck as a fl.ish
the Senator pu hi hai d in h tcket
.. A r .n.i a "
rnj t'V ..... ..sit w .
TT t.. .. . it. ' t & . t. . ',
in re are a tot mui oi iuem i guv mere j
and 1 will take as many 'more I eau '
get. Always forage on the'euciay la
my motto." '
A man iu Fioriila wh never resxls
.the iicwsimpers M-nt six tr. tee of beans'
to New York au.1 reid.a n! cents, i IIow.
do we know ho doe-n t rtswl the news
psipcn f Be.an?e if lie d.d ho wosjdt
Ii trit nt liiii'liMiiitt ti U.M(iHt - -
, Mort(7if is u!!-r I hut X rrin by
iiiue yearsfand Thunnim is tw.ntw'
tliro ear.i oldtr thati Cle vvlaud