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VOL. XX, THIRD SERIES.
SALISBURY, II. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1889.
Js known by these marketl jecullritlet
J. A fpolips of wcurhKMiuid poius in the
X l!ud breath, nditatc In the mouth,
and furred tongue.
:8. Constipation, with ocr-.wlonal attacks
4. Headache, in -tho front of tho lw?ad :
nam-u, UlzziucKH, and yeUowiiuM of
S. He&rtbHni, Iinm of-nppotltc.
B. DUteutlonof the stomach and bowels
by wind. . - !?
7. Depression of spirit, and (Trent melan
choly, with latitude and a disposition
to leave every thing for to-morrow.
X natural flow of Bile from the Liver
la MMittiaL to pood health. When this
ja obiructed It results I u
which, if neglected, wxm leads toscriorti
disease's. Simmons Liver Regulator exerts
a inositfelicUouHinfluenecover every kind
of biliousness. It retores-tho .Liver to
proper working lordcr, regulate lh$ seere
tloij of bile and puts the digestive jnrgitns
insUch condition that they ean do their
best work.! - A fte.r taking th is medicine no
one will say, "I am bilious."
' "I har beeitulject to severe pells of Con
. gestion of the Liver, and have been in the habit of.
taking from is to ao grains of calomel which gen-
verally laid me up for three or four days. I jitely I
have been, taking Simmons Liver Regulator,
-which gave me relief without any interruption to
business," J. Hugg, Middlcport, Ohio.
bM our if stamp in red on front of Wrapper
J. H. Z!in Co., Philadelphia, Fit.
Chanses the Nasal!'
ti on. Hsals the
tlis Senses of Taste
and Smell.' :
- Lines of the Confederate Note.
WRITTKS OF THE BACK OS A CoVkEDEBATE SOTE
Representing nothing on God's earth now,
And naught in the waters below it ;
As the pledge of a nation that passed away,
Keep it, dear friend, and show it.
Show it to those who will lend an ear
To the tale this trifle will tell, '
Of Liberty born of a patriot's dream, j
Of a storm-cradled nation that fell.
Too poor to possess the precious ore.",
And too much of a stranger to borrow, ,
e issued to day our ".promise to par.
And hoped to redeem on the morrow.
The dava rolled on and the weeks became
But our coffers were empty still,
Gold was scarce, the treasury quaked.
If a dollar should drop irrthe till.
But the faith that was in us was strong in
Though our poverty well we discerned,.
And this little note represented the pay,
That our suffering yeteians earned.
They knew it had hardly a value in gold,
But as gold our soldiers received it;
It gazed in our eyes with a promise to pay,
Ajid every true soldhr believed it.
But our boys thought little of price or iy,
Or of bills that were overdue ;
V1tuew:if it brought our bread to-day,
Twas the best our poor country could do.
Keep it! - It tells all our history oer,
From the birth of the dream to the last;
Modest, and bovn of the Angel Hope,
Like our hope of success, it passed.
Far off Idaho.
Cor. Statesville Landmark. j
;Here, in fur distant Idaiio, where, at
this season, the north winds blow cold
and drearily over the illimitable wastes
of snow, and the whole face of nature,
jexcopt in its mountainous aspects, pre
sents the appearance of a Siberian tun
dra, a wandering son of the Old North
State has established his domicile and
in the seclusion of; his "little old log
cabin en the claim" welcomes a weekly
visirof the Landmark, bringing, as it
often does, mention of frieuds and
neigh boraand reminders of scenes and
localities familiar, in the days "lang
syne." A great deal in regard to a
town or a neighborhood is always intli4
cated by the- general appearance and
make-up of its local newspaper, and
is a disease ofMbe mucous membrane.
i" - Jk i T 1 JS
generally originating in the nasal pas-1 iudinglrom this test, I readily inter
stages anl maintaining its, strongnola in
the head. From this point it sends forth
a poisonotis virusnto-thc .stomach and
thraugh the digestive organs, corrupting
ihe blood and producing other trouble
some iind dangerous symptoms.
A particle is apirttel into each nostril, and is
ngreeaple. Price 50 cents at druggists; toy mail
registered, 60 cents. ELY BKOS., 58 Warren
Street.tXew York. ;. ' 13:ly.
: Almost everybody wn,nts 11 "Spring Tonic."
Here it", a simple testimonial, which shows how
.11. B, B. is regarded. Jt will knock your mala
ria out and restore your 'appetite :
Splendid for a Spring Tonic-
j." Arlington Ga"., June 30, 1883.
- I suffered with malarial blood poison more or
less alt the time, and the only medicine that
done me any .good is B. B. B. It is undoubted
ly the best blood medicine made, and for this
malarial country should be used by every one
in the spring of the year, aud is good in sum
mer, fall an Jwinter as a tonic and blood purifier.
Gives Better Satisfaction.
- Cadiz, Ky., July G, 1887.
Please send me one box Blood Balm Catarrh
Snuff by return mail, as one of my customers
is taking5,"!. B. B. for catarrh and wants a box
of the snuff. B. BB. gives better satisfaction
than any I ever sold. 1 have sold 10 dozen in
the past-ip weeks, and it gives good satisfac
tion. If I don't reinitlill right for snuff write me.
Yours, V. II. Bbaxdos.
It Removed the Pimples.
RocxD Moi-KTA'ijr, Tenn., March 29, 1887.
f A lady-friend of mine has for several years
been troubled with bumps and pimples on her
face and neck, for which she used various cos
metics in ordedr to remove them and beautify
anil-improve her complexion: but these local
applications were only temporary and left her
skin in a worsccondition.
I recommend au internal' preparation
hwi a Botanic Blood Balm- which I have
been using and selling about two years; she
uped three, bottles and nearly all pimples hare
disappeared, her skin is soft and smooth, and
herceiieral health much improved. She ex
presses herself much gratified, and can reeoin- I
mend it to all who arc thus affected.
SIrsC-S. M. YILS05.
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Swelling, Ulcers, Nores, Rheumatism, Kidney
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Q5ee in Cub bui Wing, secoii.1 fl or, next to
vr.?, Campl.ellt. Opposite
that Statesville and the
country have improved con side rably
withiu the six years since the time) I
last saw them.
During the past sixtee .years I have
led Jhe life of a rambler, having with
in that time traversed all the Statvi
and Territories of the extreme VVest
and now, at last, I have come to .what
seems likeiv to foe. tnougu not so in
tended, a permanent location in this the
Lost River Valley of eastern Idaho j
To those of my old friends and
schoolmates who, perhaps, are still
struggling with a pine ridge farm in
the Brushy Mountains for a living, 1
would say that, taking all things into
consideration, I have nowhere found
the conditions for the attainment of
earthly happiness any better than there.
The tie which binds the western North
Carolina mountaineer to his native
ieather is, I believe stronger than that
of the people of any other locality. I
have found representatives of the Old
North State everywhere, and, though
there are many exceptions, I-have met
with but few. who consider that they
have bettered themselves ia all respects
I do not say that emigrating is ir
thing to be, in all cases and under all
Circumstances, discouraged; but there
exists, nevertheless, a species of human
plant which will not take root and
flourish in a different soil and under
the different conditions to which it may
be transplaufed. The Brushy Moun
tain youth, to the matior born, who
rarjibles off to the plains and deserts,
the mountain wildernesses and the
dis mat-solitudes of such a country is
this, soon finds that he has torn him
self away from far more than he ever
intended. His mind will constantly
revert to the old scenes and the old
ways; he will often think ' regretful
of the corn huskings, the log rollings,
and quilting bees, the camp meetings,,
the possum hunts, the moonshine
whisky encodes, etc., which afforded
the necessary variety to his life therej
No wonder that when he finds himself
iu a locality where none of these things
exist; where every energy is bent in the
direction of money-making rather than
social amusement, and where religious
observances are never even thought of,
he is for a time at least a thiee-crner-ed
man thrust into a round hole.
The principal industry of fhis Terri
tory is mining and that is the one up
on which all others depend The farm
ing are 1 of Idaho is comparatively very
small as it is only the valleys where
jvater can .be. obtstined for. irrigation
that can be cultivated, and, except near
to some of the mining camps and set
tlements where a market can be found
for hi produced The pioneer settler
has, a-Jiard time of it in his efforts to
ttvail himself of Uncle Sum's free gift
Of 160. acres of laud. Stock-raising
and wool-grow jug are also carried on
quite extensively here, and, in ordinary
winters, cattle manage to subsist on
the ranges without feeding, though
occasionally the loss is very heavy as
noroYisions for pointer feeding lis
made bv large cattle owners. To the
southwurd from this point and extend
ing for hundreds of miles; clear into
eastern Oregon lies the great Snake
River lavaltielus, one of the most prom
inent features of the lerntory.
ered with the deposit of vv molten
streams, 3uch as those that buried Her
culanium and Pompeii. Into ' these
lava fields the Lost river and numbers
of other streams flow, and at once sink
,M,d dmppear. t .. . . .
The-liost river valley has but recent
ly been settled, and the land is not val
uable as yet, being too far from mark
ets and remote from railroads jand cen
ters of population, j
Most of the people are of I Mormon
antecedents though a majority of them
here appear to have apostatized and re
nounced the faith of Brigham Young
and Jo. Smith. Iu several counties of
the Territory, the Mormons are largely
in the ascendant and there the apos
tates of "Jack-Mormons" are seldom
found. Polygamy is often practiced
among them in spite of tne laws
against it and ihe efforts of the United
States deputy Marshals to arrest, and
of the courts to convict, these lecher
ous old saints very forcibly reminds
5tYe of the illicit whisky prosecutins
back in the South in the days of '81
and '82. The presence of a deputy
marshal in the neigh borborhood is sig
naled from house to house, and causes
as much of a sensation as a report that
a squad of "revenues" had come into
the Brush ies.
The "Mormon problem is not yet
settled by anv means and the political
power of the Mormon Church is still a
source ot danger here in the West.
The Mormon people generally, though
somewhat below par in; the point of
intelligence, compare very favorably
with the Gentiles here, s far as indus
try, thrift and morality!are concerned.
But the result of several years observa
tion here have convinced me that such
a thing as simple, old-fashioned hon
esty does not exist in this part of Ida
ho. I he breek philosopher with his
candle would fail to hud an honest
man her The uoblest work of God
is also the rarest.
Jambs D. Martin.
Lost River, Idaho, Jan. 17, 18S0.
A Horse that Bit Dr. Poundea Dies of
On Wednesday night, a horse be
longing to Messrs. Davidson & Griffin
died in frightful convulsions, with
every symptom of hydrophobia.
The history of this horse is a singular
one, and illustrates the strange charac
teristics of that dreadful malady. On
the 4th of December Messrs. Davidson
& Griffin hired the horse to Charlie
Black, of this city. Mr. Black rode
the horse to Rocky River, and, on his
return, he told Messrs. Davidson &
Griffin that on his trip, the horse was
bitten by a dog. Mr. Black said that
he thought the dog was mad, though
he was not positive. The 'horse was
bitten on the shoulder, and the would
was so small, that only a few drops of
blood came from it. The animal did
not suffer anv nain f rem' the bite, nor
signs of being mad.) It worked as well
as any of the other horses, and ate and
drank as much as ever.
On the first of this month Messrs.
Davidson and Griffin swapped the bit
ten horse for a ninle. The horse had
not been sick for a moment, ' lind the
fact that it had been bitten passed out
of the minds of the owners,
r Last Wednesday the man to whom
the horse had been swapped brought
the horse back to Davidson & Griffin,
and said that something was surely the
matter with it. He said that it would
iieitlier eat nor drink, and he could do
nothing with it.
Mr. Davidson thnn remembered
about the horse's having been bitten,
and to be on the safe side, shoulti the
minimal show any symptoms of madness,
he had it tied securely in a stall.
I That afternoon the horse began to
exhibit unmistakable signs of hydro
phobia, not only refusing to drink
water but snapping and biting at every-
' in ""w
Uuch or Litt'e.
We often hear men grumble because
they are not rich. They scold about
their business, and thnk theirs is not
so good as their neighbor's, and that if
they only had taken up some other
calling they would have been all right.
This spirit is not confined to farmers
alone, though it is too common a feel
ing with, them.: j
How seldom it is that we find arman
who wants his sons to follow his bus
iness. And this i true even in some
cases where the father has been appar
ently successful. , Within a few
months we have had occasion to ask
men in variou callings in city and
country what they would recommend
for a young man just looking for a
life work. Very few of the many who
were spoken to advised putting a young
man iuto the business they had follow
ed, though many whom we consulted
had prospered in their calling.
The impression is too much abroad,
and it gets inta the heads of the young
men, as well as others, that the rich are
happy, far happier than the poor, or
even those of moderate means, and that
every one must have a business that
will in a short time bring riches. Now
all will admit that poverty is not de
sirable, but I here are worse things even
than this. Better to be poer and hon
est than to acquire riches as some do.
The person who is neither rich nor
poor is the happiest man of all. Com
paratively few 111 this country need to
remain poor. Diligence, even in farui
iug, will give a fair competency.
A man who is not contented with his
occupation rarely succeeds in it. Every
work or business must be taken hold of
with courage and pluck. A weak
hearted, discouraged man is of little
use in this world. He will overcome
few obstacles, will be constantly seeing
lions in his waV. Diligence in busi
ness should be the watch-word. "God
helps the man who helps himself."
Marry a Gentleman.
A writer in Women at Work advis
es girls, if they would beh;ippy in mar
ried life, to marry a gentleman. He
thus defines what he means by the
A true gentleman is generous and
unselfish. He regards another's happi
ness and welfare as j well as his own.
You see the trait running through all
his actions. A man who is a be. r-at
home among his si ters, and dico r
teons to bis mother, is just the man to
avoid when you come to the great
question which is to be answered by yes
A man mav be ever so rustic in his
surroundings, if he is a true gentleman
he will not bring bLush to your
cheek in any society by his absurd
There is an instinctive politeness in
herent in such a ; character, which
everywhere commands respect, and
makes its owner p:iss for what he is
one of nature's noblemen.
Do not despair, girls, there are such
men still in the world. You need not
all die old ni:iids. But wait until the
princes pass by. No harm in delay.
You will not be apt to find him in
the ball-room, and I know he will
never be seen walking up from the
liquer saloon. Nor is he a champion
He has not had time to become a
"champion," for he has had too ninth
honest, earnest woik t do in the
world. I have always observed that
the "champious" were seldom good for
Be very wary in choosing, girls,
when so much is at stake. Do not
mistake a passing fancy for undying
love. Marrying in haste seldom ends
well. I '
Facial Paralysis from Chewing Gam.
The most remarkable case that has
come under the observation of the med
ical fraternity in Harrisburg, Pa., for
a long time is that of Mary Yountz,
aced 12 vears, who is suffering from
facial naralvsis. This affliction is due
Incomes of Rulers.
The late Emperor Willliam is cred
ited with having saved $12,000,000 out
of his public alio waace.
The president of the Argentine Re
public contrives to pass his time quite
nicely on $30,000 a year.
Their Iatrodaetloa Kt so Mich 31 itUr
lavcatloa as of KvotuUoa.
It is not easy to determine with pre
cision where And when vUiUn&nd in
vitation cards originated in Earop x In
reality they were-not so much a matter
of invention as of, evolution. The first
RwllonJ w A1jvoawnouuii2eatne white pack of
wi tii n nr K . F'""J the playin- card to write hU name on
with a president who is satisfied with when he failed to find his friend at
the modest salary ef $3,000 a year. home, or to leave a meJaJe or invita.
Oscar II of Sweden and Norway ff,!, ould; ,were he known
rubs along comfortably .n $575 , 2
that his subjects gracefully pay him. , ! had their origm in tCway iicTtS!
The Czar of Russia is credited with ?r Carltoa-Elish Notes and Quer
receiving $12 250,000 and upward from Bayfthafc ln exam"ln? a lot ot old
his domains; but upward is an uulim- ' papf" hf e acrossa number of such
itedterm. .cards dated 1752-1764, many pf whjcbJ
I were printed from English copper-plates
The king of Prussia (emperor of on the lwcks of old Vlg cards. The
Germany) is not badly "fixed The vi8ltln cards wero small, the cards
kingdom of Pnfssia pays him $1233,- haI ba cu,and of tae Earl
000, and Asides this,Ve has great pri- "fnT3 th ld
vate domains. I pf oa J0 ,ba3kv of tho rey
1 01 clubs and of the queen of
The sovereign of the dusky sons of dUunonds respectively. The invitations
sunny ltalv annua v takes 83.000.000 "-prue, pnniea irom copper
out of the pockets of his impoverishel
suojects ror tne sole behoof of himself
thin? near it
Dr. Potinden examined the horse and
in attempting to pour some medicine
down its throat, he was severely bitten
on tne iiunu .111 tinei uiaces. , ' . 1
0011 after biting Dr. Potinden, the -l c"ew B S"- "r",' ,
111 j the use of her laws so constantly dnr
animal had spasm after spasm, and ; ?ne "V' iU.. fK
xl a. 1 1. J 1 i. Ill" lllc IUM tlllCC lHUlllll-5 lucm nrv
that night iied in great agony. luo i, ,
. i.:j - i: .. i i . : iiiintira ui uci inn; nc
jur. iaTiusou, ill leaumg vie.iiwc : , n . -; , . , rtlwi:
er face pre-
i.1 SeilLS ail UlHUMHi: MUU iiicicu iuuvii
penuus 01 lime unci , ... H,.;fH1 M1:.s !1S pr
1 A 1 .. ..J .1 n ....mIamj anrt
Mr. Davidson, in reading u treatise;:""" - ,
on hydrophobia, saw it suited that ani- J r nerves are in a di apid
mals witli this disease would go mad , tlon- hen.she
at one of certain periods of time after slts TffivJ
having been inoculated with ,the pri
son. These periods are 9, days, 9 weeks,
9 months, or 9 years.
Turning to his books he was amazed
to find that the day on which his horse
had been bitten was exactly 9 weeks
from the day on which it died of hydrophobia.
L1,0 i tioii of country as large as i
""'State tf North Carolina literall
Ati to rkMtcirlai Vklri ciz-L" nocC i ill All
children in Charlotte just now. In
one of the rooms at the Graded School
where the enrollment is 70, only 17
scholars were present on Thursday.
Cliurlottt Chronicle. -
Thoir Basin jss Booming.
ProluiMy no one thinjr has caused such a
revival of trade at Kluttz's Drug Store as
their giving away to their customers of so
many free trinl dottles ofDr. Kind's New
Discovery for Consumption. Their trade
is simply enormous in this very valuable
article from the fact that it always cures
and ucver disappoints. ,v Coughs, Colds,
Asthma. Bronchisti., Croup, and all throat
anil luiu; ' dist-ases qnicklv ciirvd. You
Asrc-a test it tat'ore having by gttting a trial
' Ix.ttlc fne, large mzu 1. .very Lottie
condition is regarded a serious one by
the nhvsicians who have been called
nnnn to treat her. Iu whatever posi-
i tion sheis able to twist her mouth, the
muscles remain and the face is thus in
:i p.nnhirted shaDe Until one of the mem
bers of her family assists her to place
it in proper condition. Her chin drops
I and it frequently becomes necessary to
tie a uanuage over utr iicau iu ict:j mv
lower iaw in its nroner place. Mary is
now Hiider the care of Dr. Hites, who
is applying plasters to her face, and
under this treatment she seems to be
improving, though very slowly. This
is the first case of the kind that has
been heard of by many of the promi
nent physicians, and their treatment is
much on the order of an experiment.
Milian, king of Servia, has had a
prelty tough time in governing his
petty kingdom of less than 2,000,000.
Hi aud his kin cost the little limits!
plates, were largo enough to covor the
whole back of a playing car J. The
Ducho3s of Graftoa's card is printed on
the back of the ace of hearts, and Lady
Northumberland's on the back of the
ten of spades ani ten of hoarts. At
the bottom of the latter are added the
words: -Without hoops if agreeable."
It is presumed the huge hoops of those
days impeded access to the card-table.
Itwould appear that tho use of such
invitatioa-cards, epociatly in connec
tion with cirJ-DArtlaj. had become
The Ruler of Bavaria is allowed only
$1,307,040 a year, and out of this sum
he has to Dav for his clothe nnd nr- I fcluu. .wl.lu . --P-es, naa oecome
visions for" his family and to keep tiem l!XTht'h ? " p T
in pocket money. P lSl
The Emneror Francis Joseph of bo seat verbally through servants.
Austria mav be a wise and valuable! 1 . wriUn?on tne Dc r Paying
skipper to have on , board the ship of , Wait pro..nt mif3le3 as we,V
ta i hnr w;l, M srn iwia iP. :l i from au appreciation of the symbolical
appropriateness of the form. Card
board proper, a? we know it, hai not
yet been inve.ited. Tho custom was
fpund coavenient, and so 7a extended
to cnlling-cards, and bjcimo fashion-
:V, WM .7 v " - "' U,0I house in Dim str,vjt. Soho. tho real
gicinri.ui on 1JJRC1.S turn over to mm.
The king of the Belgian has iust
about as much as he can do to keep
uimseit supplied with pie aud confec-
France finds there is no lack of am
bitious men to fill the office tf presi
dent for the annual salary of 000,000
francs, or 9120,000, and an allowance
of a smaller amount for house and ex
The Greeks allow King George I,
$200,000 a year, but as that sum only
just about: pays his board bill, Great
rJntain, r ranee and Russia pity him in
his poverty and severally give him
From parliament her most ?ra-
cious majesty draws as sovereign $1,
925,000 a year. Her position as sov
ereign makes her Duchess of Lancas
ter, and the net revenue from her
duchy is about 200,000 a year.
In the land of the Mikado, Eniperor
Mutsuhito has his family provided for
and his coal and plumber bills paid
by the state, and for his separate use
he has the modest sum ef $2,340,000 a
year allowed him.
The "Sick Man of Europe," the sul
tan of Turkey, is the boss of a country
which has long been bankrupt. Ab
dul Hamid Il's "faithful" subjects,
though as poor as church mice, have to
disgorge annually far him and his
family $7,500,000 and upward.
Alphonso XIII is as yet little more
than a year old and is a pretty costly
youngster the most expensive young
ster Spain has. He has numerous
kith and kin, and both he aud his army
of relations have to be supported at
the public expense, which amounts to
$2,000,000 and upward.
Prince Nicholas mt - Meutenegro,
though he has been an absolute mon
arch lor twenty-eight years, cannot be
considered quite happy. It is true his
humblest subjects do the best they can
for him and pay him $20,000 a. year,
but if Russia did not come to his assis
tance his washerwoman would ; fre
quently go unpaid.
Th Australian Boomerang.
The boomerang of the Australians
is made of hard wood and has the
curve of a parabola, is about two feet
long, two and a half inches broad, and
one-third of an inch through. . In
throwing it the hunter takes it by one
end, h lding it so that the convex edge
is forward and the flat side uppermost.
When thrown it ascends gradually
with a rotary motion, and finally be
gins to retrograde.
The nativefpf some tribes call the
boomerang wangno or kilie, and the
wood . known to botanists as acacia pen
dula is generally selected by the boom
erang makers. If possible they choose
a limb that is bent to form au angle of
about 100 to 1 30 degress. The vfeapon
returns to the thrower best when thrown
against the wind, but never returns
when it has fairly hit the object at
which it was aimed. Those who are
expert can place it where they wish,
and in warfare it is most effective,
striking where it is least expected, and
in hunting it ean be used at a distance
of 200 paces. A'. Y. Vmmercial Adeen
dence of either Hojarth (16J8-176I) or
his father-in-law, was in ourso of re
pair. Oa removing a marble chimney
piece in the front drawing-room four or
five playing card wero found, on tho
back of which nam 33 wjro written
one that of Sir Ia:io Newton
(born 1612). It his bjon conjec
tured these were visiting cards; but"
it is really doubtfnl whathor the
philoiopher would have employed such.
Might thoy not havo boon producod by
the artist a3 studies for his art? In
plate IV of his Marriagb-a-la-Mode,
several such c vrds are represent od ly
ing on the floor in the right hand cor
ner of the picture Oa ono, the painter,
with his wontod caustic humor, has
satirized the ignorance of the upper
classes by inscribing on it tho follow
ing ingeniously misspelled polite in
quiry: "Count Basset begs to "no how
Lade Squander sleapt last nite." In a
novel called the "Spiritual Quixote,"
published in Bath in 1766 the scenes
boiug laid in that city in tho time of
Beau Nash, who died 1760 a preacher
is called to account because, while he
is continually inveighing against gam
ing, he has in his pocket a pack of
soiled cards ready for his engagements
or pleasures. A note says: 4A sot of
blank cards ha3 since boon invented
by which tho above absurdities may bo
avoided." This note soomsto date the
substitution of visiting cards propor
for inscribed playing cards. Nor must
we overlook the passage in chapter 12
of St. Kenan' s Well, in which "the
Captain presented to Lucky Dodds tho
fifth part of aa ordinary playing-card
much crrimed with snuff, which bore J
on tho blank side his name and qual
ity." Whether Ben Johnson's ex
pression: "You shall cartel him" points
to an earlier use of theso cards in af
fairs of honor, we do not take it on us
to decide. American Xotcs and Queries.
THE AQUATIC SPIDER.
How It rrepmren Itself for an Attack Oa
It UnsaspetlAff Pre.
While their nearly constant abode Is
tho water, they are, like most other
spiders, air-breathers; consequently
they need some special provision for
providing themselves with air while
living under the water.-and for this
purp they possess the art of con
structing a kind of diving-bell. It is
an interesting sight to witness one of
them making his air-cell. Clinging to
the lower sido of a few loaves, and se
curing them in position by spinning a
few threads, tho spider rise3 to the
level of tho water, with its belly upper
most, and, doubling up its hind-legs,
retains a stratum of air among the hairs'
with which its body is covered. Then
it plunges into the water and appears
as in the first stage of the making of its
silvery robot! (ioing immediately to
the spot it had chosen, it brushes its
body with its paws, when the air de
taches itself and forms a bubble under
the leaf. The spider surround this
bubble with the impermeable silky
matter furnished by its spinneret, lie
turning to the surface, it takes in an-
,rA JAPANESE HO'JSZ. V ?.
IU Oddltloa llav Ko CMMtorpart la TToit
How to describe a Japanese house,
where nothing is Uko any thing corre
sponding to it at tome? JFrom the
outside it la, an uninviting big black'
barn; inside it . U n . spotless t doll's , .
house magnified a thousand diameters,
all wood and wicker and whito paper.
The entrance hall is a platfornv raised
a couple of" loet abovo the ground. "
where you take, off your boots if you
are a foreigner or leave7your. sandals
if you are a Japanese. A screen door
slides back and you are in but that -depends
on circumstances. Sometimes- .
you are in one room and. sometimes in'
another. It may be a general sitting
room, fifty feet square; in may be a j
bedroom (if you call early in the morn- -1?);
otjrou-tnay find yourself In an J
improvised sanctum and .intruding
upon somebody writing labored de- -scriptions
for a far-away, press. For 1
here i walls have not only ears, they
have also legs, and when you wish to l
makijk a new room you simply "form -square"
bysiiding enough panels in i!
their grooves to Incloso'the space." or,
at your pleasure all tho rooms can bo -H
thrown iato -one, inclosed, , ln bur
case, by forty-six panels. Thoso
forming the sides of .tho house
consist each of sixty little paper
panes. To wet one's finger, "allele
it silently into the window, and -peep
through this Js tho natural
Japanese counterpart- of occidental
surreptitious Inspection by the key
hole. The floor is of mats; not matt
strewed about'ns at home.-but solid
structures of delicate stuffed wicker
an inch thick, of conventional, and '
regular size, let into the floor- elastic,
spotless, immovable, never profaned
by even the daintiest ot slippers. Chair
and tables arc, of course, unknown,
and .the. posture of repose is to seat
oneself on ouo's heels. This squatting, i
by the way, is very painful at first :
and, Uko the "blameless dances" Jia"i
"Ruddigore," takes a deal of training."
At meal timos you squat anywhere j
and your food is placed Before you.
When you are tired you throw your- j
self anywhere on the floor, with no j:
fear of -soiling your white linen suit. I
When evening comos you do not seek '
your bedchamber; you simply , make
it, by sliding the walls round the spot
you liave chosen for your slumbers. !
The rough and ready way, according j
to my American friend, is to tread j
around on the floor till you find a !
specially soft mat. and thea lay a few ;
walls upon it for a couch. A moro
luxurious one is to have a futon or
thick quilt spread ) out. and roll your- j
self in a rug or blanket upon it, j Tho:
chief drawback for a foreigner Is that
his hip-boa o, which is more prominent-
than that of a Japanese, U terribly iu I
the way, and my journalism not ha v- j
ing yet advanced to graduation upon L
the piank bod, I have not learned tho I
trick of obliterating the natural pro- I
jection3 of tho body. But you sleep !
comfortably in spite of tho marauding
rat, whose immunity from attack hai ,
rendered him oqually inquisitive and i
harmless, and in the morning when you ;
return from tho bath, bod and bedroom-!
havo alike disappeared. It Ls tho story
of Aladdin domesticated. Toktio Cor, i
Washington Star. ,'
Bucklen Arnica Salve.
The Bkst 3a,lvi5 in the world for Cuts,
Bruises Sores, Ulcers, Salt Iilu um, Fever
Sore 'Tette. Ch.iiiet Hands. Chilblaii.s
Corns, and all Skin Erupt ions, and positive-1 jDor0Urn cleaning inside and out every
a 's . .i i.. Af..i... :.,....
i wo or lurec wccm. - jtiauj iuw
stoves are blamed for uoi drawi jg r
See that your kitchen stove h.i3 ja
A PROFLIGATE DUKE. I
Ilovr II BIarc to twir 111 Tina '
In the Freneb Capital.
Brilliant novelists and dramatist! ;
would undoubtedly, find a subject ?
worthy of study and description in tho ;
person of tho Duko of Mon iclll, & .
opulent member of tho irajKirtant Bus- '
sian colony in Paris. Tho Duke loadd
a lifo which resomhioi to a ertaia ex- s
teut that of ono of thoss lloman Em- j
peroi's or oriental poteatatos doscribol
by picturosquo historians. Ho lives in !
a splendid hotel ,in tho Avenue dui Bob
de Boulogne with his mother. Princes i ;
Woronzoff, who was a sister of Prino-j .
Nicolas Troubetzkoi, and a member o" i
the household of the Czarboforo-her s
lawsuit with her nephew. Count Woron-
zoff, ono of tho Emperor Alexander 4
court marshals. The Duko of MoadeLl
is reputed to have I400JXK) a year, fcnost
. ... . . , , .
ox wnicn no manages to spona ia j
magnificent manner. He nevergocs to
bed until daylight does appear, and ho
generally gets up at three o'clock in tho
afternoon. After a meal, and extended
at full-length oj a sumptuous divao. ho
receives -bis friends and visitors, hli
mother, the Piacess, being present at
the levee, Oil these-occasions tho
Duke wears either a superb dressing
gown in ivory-colored plush. ' lined--with
satin of the hue of tho peach. -garnished
with silver braiding, and or
namented with jewels, or an ampla
jacket of haliotropo velvet, with" gold,
and clasped together with ducal coro
nets studded with brilliants. , While
conversing with his , visitor the host, it
is said, toys with precious stones of
rare value polished and uncut. Jn
the intervals of con versation a band of
Neapolitan singer warble tho melodi
ous airs of sunny Italy, and theso aro
succeeded by Tzigane musicians." who
make the ducal hall rings with their'
Jnative wild and diabolical strains.
other layer of air, which it carries J After each "musical Doriormanco tho
down and adds to tho first one. also ex- j leader of the band approaches the divan.
ly cures Piles, tr nb pay required. It is j
"uaranterd to ivei iwrfcft suiisfjution, or
monev rcfundcl. i Price 25 cents ; is box.
For Sale bj Kluttz & CV,
j buk ing well when they are cloetl up zIquLM-j.
with ashW, -?i I
tending the envelope over it. The
process is kept up till the diving-bell
has reached the proper size and is fin
ished. The ideal form of the construc
tion is that of a thimble but it often as
sumes an irregular shape, like an In
verted sack.. When tho spider has
taken possession of its redoubt it rc
mainsquiotlo it, head down, watching
for the appeoraaco of an insoot. Per
ceiving oao, it seizes it and returns to
its lodge, which it has secured against
intruders by spinning threads across U,
to devour its prey at its leisure. J,
Entile lila ichrl, tit liu!r . SJctKi
kisses the hand of the most noble- master
of the house, and receives hi orders for ,
the next morceau of demoniac ' bliss.
Later In the evening the Duko repair.
lo a splendid cafe on the boulevard.-,
where ho dines with his friends and "
listens once more to the musicians, to
whom he distributes bountiful laresso. .
in tho shadoof fistfuls of louia, whllo
his guesti qua! liberal bumponsor
sparkling champagae in: hli honor.
Fori UUtr. v.;. . -':Jt- - ,: :
-. . O4 Stroatham Cjmuvra still stand s
a- hollow tree, into which In boyhood
Cardinal Mauuiug used often to cUiuj
rffjie Kurv4Muiti tiet.l.
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