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VOL. XX.--TniRI SERIES.
SALISBURY, II. C, THURSDAY, JAKUARY17, 18S9.
Compare thl with your pwrchasjet.
Gov. Scales' Uessae. :
HE DISCUSSES THE i- U BJ ECTS OF GEXERAT.
PUBLIC. INTEREST. -;
' 3 A STlllCTUr VIGfTABti
FAULTLESS F-AMILT MSDICIKE.
p H1LADELPH1 A.
Price: ON E Dollar
'. 1 . I 1 - i
- uov. ncsues in. n a message to the
Legislature, state the available assets
of the eaHcationa!rfiuidat$09s250,in 4
pr cenr.. uonas.- ine public tuna re
ceipts for 1887 ami 1888 were $1,574
0S4.1 5; the disbursements for the same
time, S1.;W9,1D0 38. : The estimated
future ej?pense.vgiveii a a whole, s:re
371?) 531). The estimate!! resources are
710,393. The whole value of real and
lersonai; property i-$21 7.700.000. A
taxjbf 30 cents on the 100 worth of
property will yield $604,395, and other
xaxes and revenues will aggregate
$08,000, whii h, with - $7,900 balance
at the close of the fiscal year, makes
$709,3'. 5. -
Lf V St it Cm M.A
A yon valiii health, perhaps Lfe. examine each
package anHe sure I you get the Oeimlne. See
the 'red 56 "Trait e-Mark ami he full title
mi front of ' Wrapper, and on the side
the :h(ba1 and signature of J. II. Zeflin &
;., a in the above f.tc- simile. Kemenilw-r ther
isnoOthercnulne-Simmons Iuvct Re.ulator.
.Oram fto JnsdMmrfRKK
.l i d n. asaia iu r
tli3 Ssnsas of Tast fie
TUV THE CURE.
. The message says that the gricul
tnr.il sunt Mechanic il College will be
completed iuxt summer, and open its
doors tf students. 1 he Governor is
anxious to.riiake the tuition free or as
nearly so as possible. The law gives
to each county as many free scholars
sis it has mem Iters in. the lower nous
of the Legislature, and this will give
five tuition to sis many as will attend
for sohie years -to come.
The Go ernor presents the necessity
f(r longer terms of the-public schools.
The averaged length of the terms of
schoolsiin the-State is sixty-three davs
jter annum; simount'of money spent in
1888, including special graded-schools
taxes, about S700.0(X a very small
increase, but this could not be expected
under the jtresent laws; number of chil
dren, o 0.810; Whites. 303,072; co ored
210,837; average uttendauce, about 35
per centenrollmet, SS'per cent.
At the -Uaiversitv, owing to the re
duciions rn;:de in the income iv the
last Legislature, the trustees found it
necex.si-rvr to cut down the number of
.teaeln-rf at theend of the collegiate term
ending August 15th last, and the pay
roll is now' $22,700, which, with other
expiMises, must be met with by the
fixed income of $2 '.218, receipts from
tuiti n and escheats. The Governor
says: '"Devoted as I am, and as I be-'
lieye the great in tjoritv of the people
vre, to the University, I am glad to be
a'Mle to'sav, in the languagi ot the
f-iitl.ful officer of the Tre;;sury,vtl. W.
Lj Saunders, in suite of its- ditfieulties
nls iti twiifists; by mnll ! , , V.f ;..it.,t;-. ; . 4. . 1 1
i:LY Olios., 5J Warreu i " mi iimn
i":iy. i or iioite and enc ura reiHea.t.
to give. publicity toallnite? The com
mission should consist of three able :-L-
meii,j wiilf liberal WilariesV N more A; strangely constructed canal that
railways should Ikj built .without pei- penetrates its depht.
mission by the com mission 01 bv the
Jg Klatare, ird all furthtr consblida-1 Haif a century ago, rays the- Balti-
tionsl .be prohibited gave by consent of mre oan, the Dismal bwamp Canal m
n . t:. . xi .
Virginia wjis one of the mast important
artificial waterways in the United
j. jKnr.-5. in I'irsc ua oi nm u raiiroao
4ri increase of salaries of the Gov- transportation, botvever. and owum'to'
rnor. Judges, Attorney-Generil, Audi- thecomptttion of the Albermarle and
tor, Secretary of btite and S.ipenn- Chesapeak .canal, which parallels it.
tended t of Huplic Iiistructi n isreconi- it has dropp.d sji;wh it out of high t,
mended. A few days ago one of the though still- consi lerably patninizl.
ablejst of the Superior Court Judges, It is one of the oldest canals in the
wasj by reason of his meagre salary 'country, and its management U prob
foiced to resign. ably the oldest incorported cam pany of
In the past two years there weresix- its' kind. George Wnshingttui vas
ty-obe pardons, seven reprieves, and prominently connectetl with it, and he
seven coYnniutati:n of sentence. found it a very available means of ol
Iri conclusion, the Governor recom- taiiiing Jnipplies when he was eontend
meuds that the Legislature create a ing with Cornwallis at Yorktown.
special committee on appropriations to 1 here wa no Eastern Virginian of
invite estimates from all .the 'depart
ments of the government and then
frame a bill, including all such items
of expenditure, and only such as h ive
been authorized J)y law.
. : PENSIONS. i
These are declared to' le wholly in
decpiate with 4.312 pensioners; tliere
will be only $7 each. The Governor
recommends that ample provisions Ite
made at least to feed and clathe the
soldiers who are b tth desiitute and dis
abled, and the sum p iid should be. in
proportion to the disability and destitu
tion. The State Guard is warmly commend
ed for efficiency. An annual appro
priation of $5,000 for an encampment
is urgently recommended, and toe se
curing of a perunnent campground.
The increase of the s dary of the Adju
tant Gvuer.d t $1,5 H) is'urged.
C AT AltlLH
h n disease of Oie niueoiis membrane,
'ntTally originating in the nasal pas
.aj;es and maintaining its . stronghold in
the head. Fnim this-point it sends forth
a ptasonous -virus into the stomach and
'ttirnughthc digestive organs, eormptiag
i ie blood and pvodueing other trouble
some and dangerous symptoms.
' A pirilcle Is aiJiille I tiHJ earh nostril, and is
wyrcwjua. l'rlce :( e
rhsM'std, !tj (-ents
Stret r, Nev Yrt.
DELAYED AN HOUR. ;
Tie Story of a Knife.
Before ts are an old poi-ket knife
iir.d a neat business circular. The fir. t
was Iwuirht iti the summer of 1881 in
ihui; oiuilli v-lllic nill'll (ICA.li Hi lltr i . ... . t.. "inep
a. . . . - .. .. I AWms w.ask n . n f f Iia A v.. t ff 1 wr
oroati street bntlue in Atlanta. Ga; I fo T" . . " X ! .T rWt irhv von Hhouldn't co one
It did excellent service for years until T-.i nm& red mills a hourif J0uha4ex-
, k m m . . Liir:i . n u n. m i 1. 1 iii.liii.i iij liiii Lim a -w
its owner carelessly broke it while -MM v An nt vresa Une j -tlirou-b HneJ that U. '
.i.-inf ib iui t jmiiimim; mi mj.cil lb .as
How to Find the True WrUht wad Talo. m xnrUah ViZ.U of Gettlay Hjoe Oat
. of TUlas la th World. - - of a Kuglao.
TJio train stopped suddenly bctwenn- Vhat ts the limit of speed?'!
THIS - AGE
a ad t'tat mtu-ly that
is n Cm I exi i 1 1 hiinian-
Ts fiU of -liunthu
iMmA'qo !i is ftmr
jlv. 15. Tf
t loimt fur st.neViiujr to hint nvho 'u l to b
curci 6f .what H. H. H- s-ts Jrsdf t.j cun-
it l... , ..... ... f,;i.. i ,i ,i... ...,i,
11. .1 ItlllV I 41II 4 111 .11 t'll.IlL
These i:re specially s itisfactorv. well
and doaiir a yrrand wor.i.
- - 'r MKiumAiss. JitUl, IP87.
a For a number of year 1 !iavi"?itffertvl iiij
tiM a-rony from tho ellVi ts of blood poison.- I
liaif niv ''tMHte r-t'.ito.-t by fsfVoral prom in out
jihivsKiart. hut rctCMvc.l Im't li-ttle, if any. ,rt
lu'f. 1 I n-sortt'.l to all sorts of patent medicines.
sjfHiliiig a large amount vf "money, but yet
jri'ltin no b-.'tter. My attention was nttraetcd
I iy UtPi urcs sai l to hare hc-.-n stflVcte I ly I5.lf.15.,
- un LI . coi'nm-snce tikin 't uu-rely a'an ex-p.'ri-inciit,'
havii,r but little faith-ju Ilie result To
luy- utter surprise I so.u comm.'iieed t( hnjir.tve,
nu llei-ni myself to-day a well an I hearty ptr-
, fou alt oviu to the ex;-ellc?;it yti Uitics of It.
r. 15. I c,ii!iot c.nnnua r - it-to.i aiglily to
llutst; fu'rorin from hip j I poisoa.i
" . " J. O. (ilBSo-.
' ' Trainman M. & O. It. U.
APTSR TWENlT YEARS.
oALTiMOiiE, At.ril 20, 1S87. For over twen-
' ly yfai-3 I lt:ve b'-'.-ti troHbleil with ulcerated
bowi-l-s and bleeding piles, and jrrew very weak
and thin from eo.iist.utt los of bloot. I have
used - 4 bTittles of I5"l. IJ.aiid havL gained
' ijkhiii U in wsrilit. .ah 1 f.vl h.'ttir in general
ii healtli tJiah I have, for Jen -yearsj- I rwtim
timid your 15. 15. lias the best medicine I Itave
evH'rueh and owe my iinprovemeut to the use
. of I'otinic P.lD.id Hid t'u. KrUExirs A. Smith.
ATT OLD , MAN RS STORED.
I'.vTrsovia.. .iHae .b. las.. 4i?inr an
man aJ fiifleciiig'l'rom rneral clehiltH'
"ilietinsatisin oft lie joint Of ttie shoulder
found ditlii-ultv in nHl'msr' t -fiiv bu-duess,
that if a lawyer, .until i bough tfaiid used five
. h dtles of 1J. j;. II.. V, itiuic l51ood P. iff.i. of .Mr.
i T. .', Jomvs or J. It. Trwin & .Son. and iny
..general health ,is improved and the i heumatiijri
, leti me. I ttvlieve it to 10 a jood medicine.
' ; " J II. La i so.
All w'.i- f i i i iuai i.ioT ahiut tJie cause
n-v I cure oil in 1 li is, s j, ot ili;id ,s.;r ftt o ih
'iHiil.Uui. e it irr'a, ec , cau swenre by in Ml. rre,
o c ay of o'li.ia-p.ij. Itlustr it l H n!c f Vo Rlei-s.
nlied Hh; mist woadertul anltartltnir proof
i n o Lf itei io .v n, Ad tr -ss
- -ni.6oi) n.u.'j o -.Atla-iU. Oa
W ARE RZCE VD3 0TS2.
Uoii.Msting of choice selections in black, bhic j
ftnd lirown worstct fuit, also a 'full 'Tine 'of j
f:"pst.ti-re suit3 for men. youths hovs and ehil-l
Fail Ovcrsoat3 a r.ecialtv. (live us a call
At VCeU' old stand.;, -;:
I Ar IlospeetfiiBr,
. T: BLUMENTIIAL & I3R0.
EnCttA10K. " ; . L. TI..CLKMKXT
, CRA1GE & CLEMENT,
A-ttox-xxcSxrei ' jOL-t Iiaw
: Saliscuky, N. C.
.tVb;ird, 1331 j -r -'.v .-. '.lyy--3
D?w. J. C. Ho3TJ33IN
: - - it. o
S3 vi rj: "302a.
More room at the asylum at R ileigh is
net dedr It now has 2 M j) itients ( more
than improper capacity), -while there
are in jails andpoorhoiises and in. pri-
vate f ain i lies in thisdivision of the State
over 800 ins ine who need asylum treat
ment. In the jails' of so.ne counties,
sad to relate in this day of eiilightmut,
there a r6 persons-so conHned simply
becaiisJ K hey are insane, and for no
crime. A letter from Judge Mcli ie.
jioting those tilings, is given in fnii.
As apjn'ojriations of $88,5(!0 anuu illy
1 for the next two Years will be s;ittieient
for u wing to'the asylum t; accoinino
datef50 patients. X'u're u''l 'x (es
tun ited ) Ao!) natients this var in the
iisylitmiat Morginton, and 500 next
year., , -
The institiftion for the deaf and dmnh
and the blind is compliineiited for gjod
managem ent. There ate "l 37 pupils, or
forty-seven-more than twoyears ago.
There is urgent need of a hospital at
this institution, as otherwise, in c ise
of an epidemic, it would . have to be
closed. ! "
; PUBLIC ROADS.
xThe public roads are given particular
attention. The Governor says they are
now little better on the whole than
they Were o.ie "hundred years ago.
Progress juarks everything mi North
Carolina save the highways.' He
urges stiidi laws as will lift the State
olit of this old rut. "He appeals to this
Legislature to take the iuiliat've in
tlsr grat work. Work the roads bv
taJk!itioti-by nuymathod to better them
fiid prevent theai from bejng a dis
grace to the State.
" RAILUOAl) SUFJECTS.
The "lease of the North Carolina
Railroad expires in 1001. The Gnv
ernor set a future for this road, ant
believes that it will eventually, out of
its earnintrsj nay a large part of the
State's exnenditures. He also ntdesthe
imnrovenieiit in the Atlantic and
North Carolina 11 ilroad, and s iys that
ii. -Hip near futurj it will Day a dividend
-It he first ever utid. If a Railway
Ci:ii mission is establisliel by - which
trafliu relations between" this road and
others can be made fair and just, the
tiiivHrnor s iv-s llvde eontitv alone can
snjMdv-enough corn f r theentireStnte.
hit. reasonable ate9. v He looks to the
ttienitioii of this mid - and the North
Carolina Road as one trunk line 353
A railroad commission is most enrn-
Jitlv rrr-nmihended. The ieoile de
mand it; the time has com ? when some
step must be taken:. Ui recommenu.
that the act creating a commission
shall spelc to nreventfdiscriiuinations
li t ween ind:oidn tls, secure leasouable
t.tc iirovptit diseiiminlttion Hietweea
.....ilitii hmvpiit. ri'tr.lTl'S Sill d draw-
i wliu h are but covers lor im;
Incident of tli3 War Between tho State3.
An old soldier, who is now dead, re
lated, to the writer tome years ago the
following: "I was Confined as a pris
oner for a long time at Eiinira. in New
York, and was released in the summer!
after Lee's surrender. I was delayed
for a day in Baltimore on my way
home, and spent half a day leaning
against a wail on one of the principal
treets. I was sick and weary and
longing for home. Wh.le there a
gentleman passing placed in tnv hand
a bill tightly rolled together, with the
remark .that "it might do me some
;ood." . I unrolled the bill and found
it to ha a $ 100 greenback. I h id not
had any money for a 'long time previous,-
and my feeling, cannot be de--eribed.
I inquired his name of a
gentleman near ine, who saw the act,
ami he told me his name was McDon
ald. He had then passed out of view,
but I have never forgottea his kiud
"YYre had the fortune to fight Han
cock's Division on several occasions."
said an old Tarheel, "and I can tell you
we got tired of Hancock. To our
great relief. we were ordered to an
other p:int in Virginia, and after
reaching it we congratulated ourselves
that Ave were to have no more hard
fighting. We soon had a battle, how
ever, and found that the Federals stood
heir ground, and we had to give back.
We made a second charge and were
repulsed. We got reinforcements and
went in again. An oihVer told us we
in usti drive them back though they
fought like H mcock's men. After
one of the hardest tights 1 ever saw
the ene'mv began to give wav. and we
finally drove them off the field. Among
t . a-
a lot t prisoners w up were passing to
the rear, I saw a bigDntch man, .with-
l i i ' "it
oat a nit ana wen scattered witn
tnr.d. kTo what command do -you be
long; I asked. 'Hancock's, by Got,1
was the reply. We then knew for the
first time whom we were fighting. 1
can tell vu Hancock's men were hard
to drive, and don't you forget it."
O TW in ,1,. f jl Hnf - fl or, i
M'opiT di criuiiuation; prevent jwiolir. I
We-were encamj)etl at Falling Wa
ters, on the retreat trom Gettysburg,
said a soldier, "and being worn out
many of us were asleep when some
cavalry charged us. I was awakened
bv the firing, and looking up saw the
cavalry right upon us. l first thought.
rt was Confederate cavalry, but I was
loon convinced of my error. We com
menced" fit ing upon them at close
range and killed several I saw Gen
eral tVttigrew in the act of pulling on
one of his boots when he was ordered
to surrender. "I will shunt you if you
were the last man." said the General,
when he was shot a:id mortally
wounded. I stw him carried to the
rear on a litter, and then we wciit for
the Yankees. I saw only four ride off
the fiehT. One of our litter bearers
was being chased through an orchard
and was dodging the blows of a sabre
bv running under the trees, and find
ing a rock he knocked the cavalryman
off hrs horse and then deliberately got
a rail and beat his head into a jelly.
It was a s id blow to Ioqsc Gen. Pett:
grvw." 5cWA 'Chief.1
J5 j.o!ilens Arnica Salve.
i 3 ; - -" 1' .
Tub IJkst Sai.vk in the wrld for Cots
0ruise; Sres, UleeK. Salt Jihi um. Fisvi l
Sons, lYtte. ChaprtJd Han.ls, Uhilidains.
Corns', ami nil Skin Erupt ions.atid ioitive
ly eurif Pit P.r no . jwy rt-q aired. It
iH.irant-t to iv Krteft iilisfarliiu !
m ntM refutide!. 25 iteiu i s Ijox.
Pr TJalc c Ivhitix &. O. .
prominence and wealth until the begin
ningof the century to-the lieginning
at the iate war who was not in some
way or other identified with it.
Mr. Marshall Parks, the Supervising
Inspector-General of Steamboats, w hose
early days were passed in can-.rt con
struction in Virginia, tells an interest
ing and remarkable coincidental story
of the building of the canal. Nearly
two centuries ago the large land owners
of Virginia bepa-i to penetrate thedark
and gloomy wilds of the Dismal Sw unp
in searcn ot juniper and cypress shin
gles. Ihegreatestdifiifultv with which
they had to contend, however, was the
soggy condition of the soil, in whicl
the wheels of their carts sank to the
hub-. The farther they penetraied the
swamps this difficulty became greaterT
and at last they resorted to the expedi
ent of digging a narrow and i!l-shanen
ditch just deep. enough to float a small
flat boat. Down this canal the timber
was floated to Deep CreA a tributary
of the Eliz ib;th River and- thence to
the market at Norfolk. Y'ear'bv year
the timber was cut away along" the
banks of the ditch and each year, as
ineueminuror juniper, ami cypress
shingles became greater, it was extended
further into the almost' impenetrable
wilds of the forest.
The work was done altogether liy
slaves, w ith shovels and pickaxe.. Tile
use of steam shovels was then unknown
and unthought of. The towering cy
pres trees were also felled and split
into shingles by slaves, who were given
tasks each day by their overseers, and
for sill shingles they made over the it1.
quired am unit th y wcr paid extra
One S.inday altjriioau fiey were visited
by their overseer, who was much sur
prised to har several voices singing
away on in ine swamp. ineir voices
sounded like faint echoes. lie : sked
the slaves who lived constantly in the
swamp if they knew the mea who were
ringing, and was told that they, were
North Carolina slaves. An investiga
tion of their unexpected and rather in
truding presence was made, and the
fact was discovered that the North
Carolina landowners, like those. f Vir
ginia, abmit tv.enty miles away, had
experienced the same difficulties of
hauling lumber in the sog'.'v and
treacherous swamp, and had sent their
slaves into the wilds to -dig a 0 itch to
aid them in their transportation of
For years these two f irees forked i
independently of etch other,; and etch,
strange to say, was digging tiuawares
t ) .vards the other. TI e two sectioi s
of the canal were joined, and the point
of con nectiou is marked by an angle.
1 he government and the state of
Vi ginia finally became interested iti
the work, sin I the waters of L ike
DruiuuiQiid were brought into requisi
tion for feeding the canal. This lake
is situated in the centre of tire swamp,
and the depression in Which the placid
water sparkles was made by a fire cen
turies, perhaps thousands of years ago.
The whole swamp, in fact, represents
in a modern 'age the coal-form epochs
of millions of vears back in the geo og
ical history of the globe, and during an
exceedingly dry seas nif-sodry, indeed,
that the boggy soil was p uvhed and
transformed nto an iflanimalde clav.
a flash of lightniiig beO tnie the origin
not intended. Its handle is of buck-
uorn; its blade was of the finest tem
pered steel. Constant use never harm
ed it. Every rivet is intact: the spring
joint of the blade has the samo elas
ticity tis at first. That knife was made
in honor by an honest man. It came
of his stock. Every other kni.'e t .ere
was warranted by the maker. That
man knew his trade well. Tl at
knowledge and perfect integrity were
lus capital. His shop was too small to
attract notice. At the start he
was only a cutter and grinder. He
despised not the day of small thing?,
but was ready to lo any work in his
line. He wonl grind knives, hone
and concave razor?; everything, in fact,
to earn an honest ienny. Schoolboys
stood in .his door k seetke sparks fly
from his eniory Iwlieels. They looked
longingly at the tempting though
small display f shining-bladed jaik
kuives. The grimy hands and oil
smeared aprons of the cutter and his
few assistants in that shanty fascinated
them lecanse of the beautiful results
that wero shown in the one case on
the plain counter. Some of those boys
got ideas of the dignity of work that
they will never forget. They learned
lessons of- honesty, frugality and dili
gence. They saw that from these were
.obtained excellent results. There were
fidults wdio also appreciated the object
lessons taught daily in that little shop.
It is not improbable that Some of the
fervid editorials on the 'value- and im
portance of small industries which
have appeared in the Atlanta Constitu
tion were inspired by the daily views
their writer had of that dingy interior.
In seven years the owner of that lit
tle shop became an extensive manufac
turer. His cutlery is s dd in the best
hardware stores of the country. " His
name on the blade is a guarantee of
excellence. His knives. have a Reputa
tion equal to any and surpassed by
none. It i., his circular that ties l)efore
us. He sells by the gross or the dozen
now, and commands his own prices.
His variety extends from the daintiest
pearl handled knife a lady can procure
to the heaviest blades used by hunts
men and backwoodsmen. lint he is
not adiamcd of the humbler sources of
earning of, his former little shanty,
lit his large factory is a department for
s!iarjening and coacaving razors'.
Barbers and men who shave themselves
are his regular customers. . They send
their tools to him from all parts of the
South when they need attention'. His
circular, sent out to the trade, calls at
tention to t hi s feature of his business.
What it amounts toin a year we have
no means of knowing, but of this we
are sure, that when a man from small
beginnings builds up a large and pros
perous industry by honesty, skill and
frugality, his future is sure to be con
tinually prosperous if he adheres to all
those various humbler Hues of work
that helped him to rise from the
shanty to the large, completely equip
ped factory. We have told this sim
ply but true story for those of our
many young friends w ho wish toclinil
to the top of the business ladder with
out going step by step over the inter-
mediate r umK J he ooutli lias as
many bright, aspiring boys i;i propor
tion to its population as anv other part
of the eouiitrv. Many of them have
a natural aptitude for mechanism, and
hope some day to be great manufactu
rers, lo them and to all our youth
we commend this story of a knife.
Man u fact it let's Record.
without good j 1 and slaw passenger - !
ll am a vrawuuuKcr luouia-,-.,.,.-- (- r
Sir. Wtkius Jr.. as a man of greater '
experience in thi particular jnatter, r
observed that the attainment of rach a
poeed would be ore vented by the .dif&V :
not reach the city culty of g Jttlnj rid of. thosteamV.f 'be-
cloioi It will cost cause," said ho, "the higher you drive - -
the engine abo o a certain speed the
hour. . "
The countenances: of most of the
passengers instantlyT ell into depths of
gloom and despair.
This is simply Intolerable!" mut
tered one middle-aged man to his com
panion. "I shall
before the market
me $2,000 or 3,000.
- A physician dropped his newspaper more the back prttrei l.:;
and paced impatiently up and down tho What wai the highest speed trav-;
car. "An hour late with all my pa- eled to-day? Soventy-t wo ?'; queried
Uentor ho exclaimetl. " t Sir Watklns. fXo,'V wai ourpractical-
"Are any of them in immediate rrmn a reply, "not nwre than sixty-fly eJ
danger?" asked a bystander. j Any spead above sixty miles saihour 1
"No. But aa hour lato! It b un- got on a road with a falUag gradient,
bearable!"'' , They could have goho 'eyond slxty-
" A young girl looked at her compan- five easily enouga to-day, but there
ions with the tears in her eye3. "I am
going into town for the trimmings for
my dress. Now it will not bo done in
time. I shall have to wear my old blue
; to the partv.." '
A short, pompous old man talked
loudly and incessantly, scolding con
ductors and brakemsn. a if they were
parsonally responsible for the delay.
"I am to lecture this afternoon be
fore the Lyceum." ho explained in hot
indignation. "Tho audience will have
to wait twenty minutes." .
A j'oung man sat immovable, his
head bent upon his b roast, his face set
"My little boy is dying." ho said to
some ono who questioned him. "I
was telegraphed for. 1 shall uot see
But while, with most of -the passen
gers, there wais a seerat conviction that
the wheels of tho uaiverse haJ stoppod
because thoy were delayed in their pur
suits of vr or'.., o jo woman sat silent and
She wa3 near tho end of a long life
of pain and hardship and experience
She had coavo. too, near enough to
God who ruled over all lives to under
stand how every event and aoeident,
great or little, has its plaso and par-
pose in tho Eternal O.'de:. as have
motos floating in the sunshine. She
wm close enough to the gate of the
attire life to see ho.v little in it3 infi-
nlt3 height and meaning was the old
ball dre is, or tho fall of stocks, or even
the Iojs of r.n hoar with tho dying
"One of the most sin ?ulur studios in
ife." savs ISiuohot. "is to note how
different msa, caea with his -own
scales, weigh tho samo objects, and at
tach to thom different values."
Tho lost bit of tin try which brought
tears to th j eyes of thi soli ul-girl was
ighter tba i a feathor in tho eyes of
the stoik b.'OAer; ail his lo.5 of thou
sands was c jntoartibl3 to tho man
whoso child was going from"" him into
the grave without a word; and doubt-
ess even his p.iinseomol momentary
aad trivial in tho vision of the angels,
to whom a thousand years are as a day,
and doath but a m Jiffontary ch;vngo of
How, then, are wo to find the true
weight and value o' thing in the world?
In the Unite 1 SUitos Mint, when they
built a maohino fo: weighing coin with
absolute accuracy, they sink a shaft
deep into the earth and through uppor
formations, which are shaken by pass-
mg jars, anJ restea tno lounuaiion
upon the immovable granite boneath.
fhe man who digs in this way to had
a foundation for his life, taro ig i tho
flowers and surfaco growth which
shako with every storm, to tho ever
lasting rojk bolow only can weigh tho
events and bolongia-js of tho world at
their real value. YqhLIC "Co nip tn ion.
of a big fire. Towering trees felled.,
the scrubby underbrush was laid low.
and then the flames ate their way, foot
after foot, into the inflammable soil,
and a hollow circle was formed in the
grou id. When the rains came t his de
pression became a basin for theiiiuum
erable streams w hich trickled through
the forest, and was soon transformed
into a lake. '
The almost trackless swamp through
w hich the canal penetrates is still valu
able on account of its cypress and juni
per, the latter article becoming year by
year more and more scarce and exceed
ingly vain able. At One time asiug!e
share of stock of the I Dism-d Swamp
Laud Conipanv was wbrth as much sis
$!.000. jTlie trsict originally taken
up and surveyed eiubracesG0,0(.K)squstre
acres. A buiit. half as jman y additional
square 'acres sire now embraced in the
f urest. Bears va nde
its trsickless depths,
rattler basks himsejf i
land the deadly
i the sun without
fear of m m. Birds of brilliant plum-
age tiy from liiiib to
and high cypress, audi
from dawn to d irk nasieu.
jiiub of the hnze
sing their carols
A Curious Broadway Lunch Room.
One of the most curious varieties of
lunchrooms Is down town in Broadway
ao cr.airs are provided, oota sides
of the room being lined with
shelves loaded with viands, all clearly
nmrked with their different prices
In here rush bankers, lawyers, brokers
and clerks. E tch grabs a plate, knife
spoon fork sind cup, seizes what he
likes from the shelves, bolts it standing
no. reckons up his own bill, drsiws
check from a pile near the doorfor an
equal simoiiut, presents it at the desk
pays and departs unquestioned whether
he lists esiteti si. dime or a dollars worth
This, method of trusting to the honesty
of the customers is found to p;iy better
wth the class of men who eat there
than hiring waiters. Undoubtedly a
certain xmautitv is estten .that is not
paid for, but a dozen practiced detec
tives sire on the flior during tdie rush
at noon, watching people who are .ins
pected, and the sun tzing rapidity- with
which si nnin cati help himself, "swiil low
Land be gone, m ike the place highly
popular to thoH? who only eat to live
;tnd live only to hurry. .V. Tribune.
PrlalIy no one thin hns-i-aiiM-d Mtf-b
revival d" trade sit Kbitlx' Drug. Store sis
their givintr away to their -usfoniers of no
many free trial t Mitt Ick of-Dr. Kin' N w
Oisi-overy for Consumption. Their tntde
is simpTv enoianons this very valuable
article front the ftt that it alwavn euri
was no need there was"ao Tost time to
mako up. They kopt a level speed nil
tho way, but thoy had ateady train
and an easy load, oafy foiti jcarrlages;
and running with a light train liko t
that, you are running undee the best
possible conditions." . ' 7;,
"Tho great secret in getting a steady
train," rjmarkod Sir Elwacd. "Uto L
have thi vehicle j the 8am length, the'
same weight aoi all coupled -well to- "
gethei. That was the case to-day, aad
I never exporienood esisier running. :;
"I remember well',"" tho veteran went
on to say, "when I was a boy of eleven, '
at the opening of the Liverpool and
Manchester railway, when poor dea
old Husklsson was killed at Kainhill,
old George Stephenson ctimis dowa'
with ono of his engines to Manchester
to get doctors, and I remember, the r
Manchester papers next day j said; -marvelous
to relate,' the cngiIIe'beal,-
ing George i Stephenson coming into
Manchester, 'attained the extraordin-
ary speed oi tnirty-iour nines un -hour.'
That was looked upon as a
marvelous thing in those days." '
"Is thero no additional danger In -
seventy-mUes-an-hour tralna cotnpared
with slower?' r ' '
"O. there's no danger insoventy 1
miles an hour at all, except in crossing
and sidinsrs and not thero if tho points
are kept properly cleaned and piled. '
Xow may go through a station safely
with tnaiiy points sin. I crossings, "but if ;
tho points sire not -properly kept clean '
and oiled you may go; with a.brutg Into
something that slick. So iii &1 1 these h
trains thore should lx? very great car '
about iK)ints;vnl erossi igs." till Mull
How ths Great K i:tor IirprVd a Crowd
Horace Greeloy, as is well known.
was a very pronoanool non-resistant.
yet he was ono of the most pugnacious
men in tho world. A curious instauco
of this incongruous temperament and
its result come under the writer s obser
vation on ono occasion, occasioning
It was tho general
opinion that the old fellow was a coward I cry might cause his death; butter wait
at boart, anl mide mo or his non-re- anj bo roaly to rush to his assistance
WASHING A TlGZn.
How a CoMf! l.ieini ant iimmm a
llujff WHI Ue:t.
Soon aftor Pozo i"s jirrival at Moscow
for the fair, oae Of th mm employed
in his inonaorjle die lr and it bocanu).
necessary to fliid a .substitute, .as hta
staff of attoalahts was rath ir limited.
and tho others had as muoh ti'do. M
they could manage. His choicj fell1
upon a mjn jick; a tiuj specimen of a .
Coss;4e'.cvhi of co trsj did hot un ler-
tani a word of Ire tea, stjel tue term
of tho bargain wero settle I in dumti
show. Taelioa Uimor had then to la-,
struct his now servant In his dally duty
of cleaning oat the cages, an I oy way
of a lesson, 1'ez to piotil up ta to-
quisite articles and wont to 'work, Th
mo 'tai'& watc'io t htm very closely, and v
aonoarel to tike In all thj details of
the operation. Xext morning; armel
with a broom, a buc.tot and a ponge.-J
he oponel the! lirst cage be came, to
unil nnintlv uteniKil in. as ho had seeu .
i - -
his m iste:. stolon tho provioaday in
to two cages of harmless brutesl " Cat
this on j hipoenol. 1 1 1)3 Is i knWlby a
splendid tiger that lay tretchedaon.the '
floor fast asleep. At tho noise made ny
closing thio door tho cr.iture opened Its
eyes and tamed its greoa eye-bsill on
the man, who. ail unconscious or nl
danger, stool in a corner dipping his
big sponge into the bucceL,. At that -momont
Pczon otune out of his caravan
and was fairly staggero!. for onoe ia
his life, at the terrible sight that met
his .12 j. Vhat ry.hl he do to,, warn
the man of bis d inger lv$ faintest
Prof. Geffckeu. who was arrested for
publishing the late iEmpcror Freder
sistant promos no ii a a soro3i to pro
tect hlmsolf from psrsonal 'injury at
tho handi of an opponeat. It was a
Sunday morain x in Now York at tho
very com U3303m.3ut of tho war, just
after tho groat Ball lion scare, and the
Govommont authoritiei at Washington
were frantically calling for troops. Tho
Metropolitan Hotol of Now York, then
the great up-town oxehaago, waslillod
by a motloy crowd, drinking, smoking
and-diseossing the situation of b
leagured Waihingloa. Anvong the
cvowd. were several army officers in
full uniform, smoking their cigars and
criticism? Lincoln as commander-in-
chief in a sneering way, whoa a com
motion occurred in the doorway, and
Greeley, with his old felt hat on tho
back of his head, rushed through tho
crowd and up to the group of oSicars
and addressed them somewhat after
this style: 'V by are you loatms about
he:e, you miserable cowards? Why
are yoa not reporting yourselves at
Washinitou? TaU is a roiort lor
skulkers AreVt you ashamed of yourv
lvrt?" Tae-b'gwst fellow of the
croun wa t3rribly angry, anl liftin
his heavy sword he tbuiidorel ouW
?f th-o t'ffoe attempt to bulge. tTha
Coss:ic'.:.. sponge iu hand, coolly, ap
proaciiol th3 animal anl Degan . rub
bing him do ya with the stolidity of a
military bootbtalc "polishing his cap
tain'sbooH. Tao Hiiddea application
of cold wsitor t o its hide evideutty pro
duced a very agreeable allect on t-Vi
tiger, for it began to purr, stretchloif
out its paws, rolling over on its back
and complacently offerin? every part
of its body to the vigorous treatment
of the movfi-k, who went on crubbiQg
with might and main. . Alt" the while
Pezoa stood there" with his eyes wide
open ana as .ii riaueu wwe upow
When he had finished, bis job tho .o
sack left the cage as quietly as he bsid
entered it. and it ivq'uired the, most
energetic and expressive gesture on
theiart of the Hon tamer to prevent
hia repeating the experiment on a sec
ond wild boast. La France du Sord. .
-Economy with the corn crop tneani .
that the fodder should be stored under
cover, and not left - standing lu the
fields as is often practiced. Good fod-
Ropoat those words, old maa, and I'll j der is valuable and highly relished by
- I f afl lAAtf 4 Vt vcr rff M11 i1iu. efswV Twit. it. -n - rui in.
Spilt your j w ihih viuwyo " " T
the old felt bat exclaiming: Strike as
soon as yoi please; I repeat what 1
have already said." Every one present
expectel that the old in in would be
1 . - . 11.. A . . 1
eat down: inste i'U ine leuow wrucu
and never disaiuvdids. Coti h. Co'. Is.
A.thin. IJ.achisiis..Cronp. and nil throwt , oa his hjeL sayiag. "Come away, boys,
ami lung dtsi-ascs quii- klv, cur. d. Yoit I won t strike th j old lunatic" Greo
an ti st it Ulorc l.uiing bv'git'sg trial ley gave them ooe contemptuous loo v
lHdtlc frf. Iktnrc size 1. Erv lotilc ifcidt.o'.chisdjpaiturn. UaUtn Ua-lqCL
. . I " ' ' ; - 5- .-:..'
jured by exposure as Easily as hay.
the shocks will plot over( in wa
ter, by which means ja large share of
fodder J ruined by boing ' on the
ground. If cattle are turned on It they
will- trample a . portioa nlso. The
Cmxa :3 e umpei- place for IV '
or coniuinatto'i ith t)r r' w ' -1
ick sdhiry, has bctu relenwd.
are tery, Main struU