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VOL. XX,-THIRD SERIES.
SALISBUEY, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1889.
Absolutely Pure. .
Tbls powder ir?rer varies. A marvrlof purity
sircngtb,and wholesomeness. More economical
itmn tl.eor''lnarv-fcln1s, and cannot be sold hi
-:ot,ij.'tlt'-r uv.tlie inuiuiudtof iow test, snort
... :., a.-pi ofs.)t at? ov-Merh. Sold only In
v t i'iv. Co.. lf Wa!l .-t- N
younf & Bos-
The Dear Little
e at Home-
j BT MABGABETT B. 3AS08TBB.
The dear little wife at home, John, - .
With ever o much to do, -Stitches
to setv and babies to pet, "
And so many thoughts of you
The beautiful household fairy,
Filling your heart with light. S
Whatever you meet to-day John,
Go cheerly home to-night.
For though you are worn an weary,
You needn't be cross and curt;
There are words like darts to gentle hearts,
There are looks that wound and hurt, .
With the key in the latch at home, John,
Drop troubles out of sight;
To the dear little wife, who is waiting,
Go cheerly home to-night.
You know she will come to meet you,
A smile on her sunny face;'
And your wee little girl, as pure as a pearl.
Will be thwe in her childish grace.
And the boy, his father's pride, John,
With eyes so brave and bright.
From the strife and din to the peace, John,
Go cheerly home to-night.
What though the temper try you,
Though the shafts of adverse fate.
May bustle near, and the sky be drear.
I And the lagged fortune wait,
You are passing rich already;
Let the haunting fear take flight,
With the faith that wins success John,
; Go cheerly home to-night.
A Butte County Girl
DARfNO FEAT OF BEAUTY OF FOOTniLlk
Cleanses th Na3 UCS
Passives, A-IUy 9.
11 0 2. -i.wi.i Uii
ths Senses of Jute
TliY THE CUttE.
is it d her. o- i no
e&fcraUy rij.'.i'iat trt
tho head. T'rum f;i.i s point it
'a tioisciuiis vmis- in: t,l-:
trmuu'.ii i,;v.aitvmve orj&u:. corrupting
,ihc blood and producing other trouble
some and dangerous symptoms.
. A Javrrola is appite ; ir.to eac h
iCfje-vbie. Price 0 cii'.s at !irugi
r't!vtwi, il cpnts KUV Ji'"'s.,
Street. New York.
Henry M. Stanley and Emin Bey.
INTERESTING' FACTS CONCERNING TIIEIR
" ' EARLY LIFE.
1 - -
Co-rip-tr.itivlv , few of those who
wateh with interest the African news
concerning the famous explorer Stan
ley and the, person called Emin Bej,
vhose name is' oljten mentioned in
Conjunction with . his, are acquainted
with any of-the jjirevious history of
these, two men. j To those who desire
more particular information the follow
ing biographical sketches will be of
I -Henry M. Stanley's real name is
John Rowland. Noah Brooks has
written an article on Stanley for the
February number of St. : Nicholas,
which is illustrated with a new por
trait oi the explorer, map., ete. In
; thio article ilr. Brooks says: Stanley
I w l.orn in Wales, near the little
tow.-, f tV?nbigl)(, und his parents were
so ( ..; th;it when he was about three
j Y;fs old. he was cent t the poor
i hoMse of St. Asaph to be brought up
j a h ediseatei. When he was thirteen
; v ; rs 4A e was turned loose to care
t.r hliro'f. Youno
Is fall of humbuy, "an.i tint reaodv that
dis'roves this charge is a Go-i-seml io human
ity, j B. li. B. has never failed and that ought
to count for something to him who grants to be
cured of 'what B. B. BJsets itself un to cure.
' -j;; MkridiaK, Mhs. July 12, 1R87.
! For a number of years I have suffered un
told ago!iv lroiu the ctfects of bl9od poipon. I
had iray oawv treate-i i 'hy several prominent
phystciat'.s. but r:-c ivd bfct little, if any, re
lief. j reported 'to. all sort? of patent medicines,
, 6pen5lng ii Irrrgc uimJiint f)f money, .but. yet!
getting no better. My attention was attracted
t by the cures sai l to have been affrcted by B. B.B.,
nd I commence taking it merely as an experi
ment having but little faith in the results.. To
ray utter surprise I goon commenced to improve,
and deetn myself to-day a well and hearty per-
Son all owing to the excellent qualities of B.
j;H. J cannot oommend it toblhigbly to
those suffering from blood poison. j
i . J. 0. GiBijto'r,
Trainman M. i 0. R. K.
AFTER TWENTY YEARS.
-BAtTiKoRE, April 20, 1887. For over twen
ty yenrs I have been troubled with ulcerated
bowels and bleeding piles, jind grew very weak
and thin from constant los of blood. I have
-used A bottles of B. B. B;, and have gained-15
pounds in weight, and feel better in general
health than I have for feiT years. I recom
mend you B. 6. B. as the best medicine I have
er used, and owe my improvement to the use
)f Botanic Blood Balm. Eccixirs A; Smith.
4-' 318 Exeter St. , -
AW OLD SL&N RESTORED.
. Pwsos, Ga., June 30, 1887. Being an old
man and mfTering" from general debility and
rheumatism of the joints of the shoulders, I
found difficulty in attending to my business,
that of a lawyer, until I botight and used five
bjrttleB-of BB. B., Botanic Blood Balm, of Mr.
C, Jones, or -J. R. Irwin & Son, and my
general health is improved and the rheumatism
left me. 1 believe it to be a good medicine;
- J H. Laixo.
AH who denlre full information about the Cause
ua cure or Bioo t Poisons, Scrofula awl Scrofulous
sre'Wn;is, Ulcera, Sores, Kheumatlsm, Kidney
ompfaa ita, CvtaTh, et-c, can secure by malt free,
'3'. tifltt SSUnaco Tllnjl r-itnrl UnnV nf Wniultn
-tf iA.the mo3: wonderful aniiitartllng proof
-wod Balm Atlanta. Ga
l:U0:tlE. '' L. II. CLEMENT
; CRAIGS & CLEMENT,
J Attornovs t ' Xa wr
! i Salisbury, N.7C. '; "
J. C. McCTJBBINS, .
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vrutc m ie buiiiiing. necono noor, next 10
- Huiiiiirii m. lniiNHiiPi. w .
fdwjn; bioi:, Maitr etrevt..
A. At well'
he vh, .irabitious aaa well mrormed.
A& k i-al he taught school in the vil
lage of Mold Fl-'tshire, North Wales.
Getting tired of this, he made his way
to Liverpool, England, when he whs
about fourteen years of age, and there
he shipped as cabin-boy 011 board a
sailing vessel bound to New Orleans,
in the promised laud to which soman'
B.itkh born youths ever turn their
eyes. In New Orieans he fell in with
a kindly merchant, a Mr. Stanley, who
adopted him and gave him his name,
for our'voung hero's real name was
Jhn Rowland, and he was not Stan
ley until he becaure an American as
you see. Mr.-Stanley died before
nenry became of age,Jeaving no will,
and the lad was again left to shift for
himself. - Young Stanley lived in New
Orleans until 1801, when he was
twenty-one' vears old, having beeri born
in " 1840. . 7fhen he great Civil War
broke out and Stanley" 1 went into the
Confederate army." -
Emin Bev is an Austrian by birth.
The New Itork Tribune gave this lit
tle sketch of him; "He was educated
as a physician, and was one of Mid
hat's advisers at Constantinople. When
the prime minister was dismissed on the
eve of the outbreak of the last Russian
Turkish war Emin took refuge in Asia.
By a pilgrimage he reached Suakin, and
made his way to JHiartouui with a cara
van. Reduced to low circumstances, he
wis introduced t General Gerdon, who
gave him a billit as storekeeper, and
afterward appelated hira-docter. Ii
was-in that- capacity he was found
at Lado by a traveler in the equatorial
provinces in August, 1877. He after
ward became surgeon-in-chief en Gen
eral Gordon's staff. Emin's time was
fully engrossed during the four years
he occupied the pest, for not only, was
he accumulating great scientific collec
tions and writing elaborate "papers"
for societies but he was repeatedly
sent 011 diplomatic missions to Uganda
and Uyoro. He is an expert linguist-Turk.
Arabic, German, French,
Italian and English being familiar
languages to him, as well as many of
the African dialects.
When General Gorden went to
Khartoum as governorrgeneral of the
Soudan, he snt Emin to rsule the
equatorial provinces.. There he has re
mained to this dayr
To Trail the Burglars. Chinese Bnrro P&c&Trains.
Jv Bloodhounds! That's the idea. Th Some Chinese at the Western mines
problem of catching the burglars has invest their capital in pack-trains which
1 1 1 J at . !.
oeen soiyeu, ami uaw as soou as ine msure lueni steadier returns than the Chico Enternrize
ugs wine uu evuie ui.ii.w irm ue ujuies. 1:1 Arwjna rreigntin2 is a most i x:., f l r r . l ..
...i. .-..t, - : 1 m7 6 . I INear t orest Ranch. m th mnnnf!.,.
j house we will have some fnnT A po- railroads, und the minincMjumns nr. sn UIi-V h,c?' a 7.?UDn lad7
lice officer to-dav told a news renorter scattered thronri th! Torrif. ui-T. . nu PIUCK well take o& our
that the dogs are being negotiated for. ' there is an endless amount of transport- ritr?'
1 hey are Georgia dogs, and nre wen . mg to b done ore to be shipped into
trained. "When we get these dogs," j town and provisions ito be brought
he said, "we will show the burglars a ; back. Manv camnsi ninrmvor ar
thing or two." I situated in such inaccessible places that
" Yon are sure of success, then ?"
asked the reporter.
"We are sure of it," was the reply.
"We willrget three dogs. I canjput
can be reached
only by trail.
are impracticable, and
mule and ox teams are replaced hv
pack-trains of burros. A burro is a
mem on a iracK twentv-iour nours sma . etmv. fu MbiV a.
after it is made, and the only way a from three and a half to four and a
half feet high, and as rugged as the cli-
.i.ri- ;i t 0
ui ate in wuicn n iiTesa clear
Count up the cost of a brainless, ill
natured farm cur and for the year it
will be found much greater than the
price of a barrel uf pork.
Tho Verdict Unaninoris.
W. P. Suit, Druggist, Bippa,lndV test
ifies: "I can recommend Electric Bitters
ns the best remedy. Every bottle sold has
given relief in every case. - X)nc man took
sx bottles, and was cured of Hheunitisin
of"10 ycarsV standing." Abraham Hare,
druggie, Bellville, Ohio, affirms: "The
best selling medicine I have ever handled
in my 20 years cxpcrfeneiy is Electric Bit
tern.'; Thousands of others have added
their festinwny, so tht the verdict is
unanizaous that Electric tii iters do cure
lill liseaiR ofthe Liver, Kidneys orBleinl. j
Onlr n liu?f tlullar a bottle afT. F. Kluttz'
burglar can get away will be to take a
railroad car. He can g through the
water or mount a horse, but that will
make no difference; the dogs will run
hijm down relentlessly. His tracks may
be walked over by a hundred other
people, but the dogs will never: lose it.
VVith these dogs T.Tould have had no
difficulty whatever in catching the
parties who robbed Kidd's store Tues
The officer says that the dogs are
expected to arrive here shortly. The
result of this experiment will be watch
ed with interest by our people, and the
general opinion is that the right policy
has been adopted. The luck that we
may expect, though, will be that as
soon as the dogs arrive the burglaries
will cease, but that would be a relief,
worth all the trouble and expense.
h! very good. Get the dogs and
keep them in training. This commu
nity has been singular exempt from
caimes of this sort, for a long time,
for which we are more thankful to the
good character of our-people than to
our police, though the latter, so far as
we know are very faithful in the per
formance of their duties. The dogs
bhould be on hand, however,' for in an
emergency, either here or in the adjoin
ing counties, they may be obtained, we
trust, to track up the law-breakers who
take advantage of the midnight hours
to depredate upon the property of their
Saving Horses at a Fire.
A cool head is wprth thousands of
dollars in an emerge'ney. This remark
is to he taken in its literal meaning.
In proof of this fact the following in
stance of the great fire is related: The
American Express Co.'s barns on Ex
change street running through to Car
roll,,were early threatened, and it be
came evident that property within
them must be removed. Said Mr. Bell,
who was in charge: "Men, we must
move. Don't do one thing to excite a
horse. Lead them to the watering
trough in regular order, throw on the
harness, and hitch on two wagons or
sleighs instead of one." Mr. Bell's
directions we carried out, the horses
and wagons and sleighs were speedily
removed,"there was no confusion, and
the result is that thousands of dollars
were saved to the American Express
Company. Any one knowing how
frantic horses become when threateaed
by fire will appreciate the coolness of
And to illustrate how quickly horses
become frightened when tied in a stall
under such circumstances this instance
is related: A man' living seme half
dozen or more blocks 'from the fire in
a section where the cinders and smoke
were directly blown, went out to feed
his horse shortly after daylight. He
opened a large door, gave the horse his
measure of oats, and passed up into the
loft to threw down hay. VVhen he
came down the horse, a well-bred but
gentle animal,-was twinging hit head
(his mouth was full of oats), snorting
and pawing evidently in great excite
ment. The barn was filled with the
heavy smell of smoke from the fire, and
this it was that: so frightened the
hore. It was two hours before the
animal quieted down and went on with
its breakfast; and he is a horse that
has an appetite that lasts twenty-four
hours out of each day.' Buffalo Ex
Kindness to Sch&olmates.
In almost every school there is an
unpopular boy or girl plain, stupid
and disagreeable, and it seems for
whom nobody has a good word. If
there is iii yourparticular school such
unfortunate littje outcast, whose life is
nil east wind and no sunshine, try to
make friends with him or her. ' ' '
You will never regret your kindness,
take my word for that. In a little
while you will discover that the plain
face has in it something really pleas
ing, if not actually brantiful; that the
stupid head has plenty of sound tense
and bright fancy, and that . the dis
agreeable maimers melt away before
the sunshine of a little friendly in
terest, Pray make' this small experiment.
For yourself 011 will gain, I am j sure,
a faithful loyal friend; and that, be
lieve me, is no trifling gain; and as for
the other, that poor little outcast, will
turn all bis life to gold. Ex. 1
val of the fittest. These animals are
able to travel all the day without wa
ter; they require no feeding, as they
can be made to flourish; on dried leaves,
Irtish, thistles and newspapers. Thir
ty or forty burros are I a fortune in
themselves. They cost from ten to
fifteen dollars apiece, and they will
carry their own weight in freight, aver
aging 350 pounds to a burro, every
day in the week if necessary, and
browse around at nighti for feed. . The
burros are used mostly for carrying ore
and provisions, or such thiags as have
little bulk compared with weisrht.
The ore is packed 100 pounds to an ore
sack, and three or four!
tied to the pack-s-td-lle
L be saddle is heavily
the pack will not rub, and is clinched
very tight. Nearly allj the burro pack
trains in these regions of Arizona are
owncdby Chinamen, and sis the Chin
ese do their own driving their profits
are largely uet.New York Post.
r 1 1
or tnese are
pudtled, so that
VALUE OF HONEY-COM33.
Thm iPrMtkMbtlltr or STtff Thorn for
Several Tour Operation.
It has lonr been a qutionr with b
kecprs whother ho wy-combj could
not bo used for ropo.ttod filliu;?, thru
saving much Umo to tho busy ia?cct.
A correspondent of tho Germantown
Tclegrat A considers tho question as sot
tied, for he has thoroughly tested tho
experiment in his own apiary. Ho
says: A Doe-hlvo should contain
or tw.o thou-
tho brood cham-
A handful of common sense is worth
a bushel-of learning. s
Four ex-Speakers in the 51st Congress.
A noteworthy feature of the Fifty
first Congress will be the presen- e as
members of the House of Representa
tives of four ex-Speakers of that body.
Should the Republicans organize the
House, Speaker Carlisle will have to
return to his seat on the floor of the
chamber. He will find with him Sam
uel J. Randall, of Pennsylvania, who
was chosen Speaker at the second ses
sion of the Forty-fourth Congress, and
served until the beginning of the
Forty-seventh; Nathaniel l Banks, of
Massachusetts, who j occupied the
Speaker's chair during the Thirty
fourth Congress, and Sanuiel S. Cox,
of New York, who was elected Speaker
pro tem. during the first session of the
Forty-fourth Congress when Speaker
Kerr was absent because of the illness
which resulted in his death.
The list of living ex-Sbeakers of the
House will then iuclude, besides those
mentioned, Gal usha Ar Grow, of Penn
sylvania; J. Warren Keifer, of Ohio,
and James G. Blaine, of Maine.
Tom's Gold Dust.
"That boy knows how to take care
of his gold dust," said Tom's uncle of
ten to himself, and sometimes aloud.
Tomwent to college and every account
thev heard of him he was going ahead,
laying a solid foundation for the fu
ture. ''Certainly" said his uncle, certainly
that boy, I tell you, knows how to take
care of his gold dust."
Gold jdnst! Where did Tom get gold
dust?" He was a poor boy. He was a
poor boy. He had not been to California.
He never was a miner.! Where did he
get his gold dust? Ah ! he has seconds
and minutes, and these are gold dust
of time specks and particles of time
which boys, girls and grown up people
are apt to waste and throw away.
Tom knew their value. His father had
taught him every speck and particle of
time was worth its weight in gold, and
his son took cart of then as if they
were. Tako care of your sold dust.
The preacher has his audience of two
or three hundred once or twice a week.
The newspaper has an audience of four
or five thousand; it is an attentive au
dience, it is a critical audience. It is a
judge, lawyer and jury. The editor is
tried, convicted or acquitted by hun
dreds of thousands. He is a fool or a
sensible fellow, according to the intel
ligence of his readers!. The highly
critical audience, while it is thus prais
ing and condemning, forgets that the
thoughts of the newspaper man are
being stamped into their minds, a part
of their very selves. Ex.
The Indv in
f inn Mijj L . . T ' t 1
.wu, iui u.aic .uuc;is, resides on a
mountain ranch with her mother and
brothers, the latter bei
furnishing the meat used by the large about eighteen hundred
lumber ere ws hurh no in th Rmrma 'i.nd mhi.inAn
111 ico I ,tiAtu iA 4 ... 1 1 l in
iiuw, t rt mn, nine ana well built j oor. wmcn win require one and a
girl, with red rosy cheeks, jet Wack , quarter pounds of combs to fill it (if
hair, bright flashing eyes, and is the ' P"perly arrangodas the boes will do),
acknowledged belle of that vicinity. thia befogr fa as ovory one who
She is an intrepid horse woman, ami !any can testify. It requires at
rides fearlessly and alone over the ' least twenty-fivo pounds of liquid,
mountain slopes and through the ra-' 8Weot or honey as tho case may bo, to
vines. S he scorns a saddle and at " fcko lho one anJ ono-quarter pounds
tiiresridesa fiery mustang without f wbjlchjI also requires at
either bridle or blLket, simN Tsing L&TL T J, a
wkh thfriS -'nJ I 6 ,8VPlUlsh0 which is to supply the breed
with the rifle and has worsted many of chamber. It is also a fact, not Buocess
the crack shots there by her unerring fully controverted, that a pood swarm
aim. bhe has leen out with her bro- of bees, say twenty thousand 8tronr,
titers hunting, and very rarely fails to will gather at least eight or ten pounds
bag a deer or other wild animals which of honey in a day if tho honey season
so abound in that section. Sometimes Is ffood ona Wo have often had
the young miss assists in capturing the 8warm3 gather doublo that amount In
wild cattle when they are required for a day-
the market, and then the lariat is twirl- ' At flrst tbouht tho8 wh think but
ed with a precision that often puts the 1Utle about tbo truo vvaluo of comhi
vaqueros to shame j can nardly bolievo that it takes twenty-
A few weeks ago, aftera darin- ride ti,Pounda of ho"ey 'or the b to
ifter a ivirtiVnl.rTt, ;A ili in r i produco a pound and a quarter of
ed 11 J S S I Ja fi A flet"f?kU eombs; yot this statement is trae, and
?,I r L i ? 71 fig,!fc oao who will find that
start, the young ladv laughed at the bees will store at least one hundred
vaquerp who seemed afraid of the ani- 1 pounds of nice honey in a season in
rail, and smilingly challenged him to combs given them to start with, and
throw a rope over the animal's head not compel thorn to uso up tho be3t and
and ride him. The vaquero declined most valuable honey for milking their
with thanks. Mi-s Lucas then display- , combs. We have often contended and
ed a piece of courage and darinsr wor- are 8tl11 of tho opinion that tho best
thy of the ancient Roman arena.
no'nS from her horse, she went up
to the bound and bellowing beast,
quickly and deftly tied a rope around
his head and neck, then told the va
quero to let him loose. This he did re-
luctantCfcKind the enraged steer
quicklyrii its leet, but equally as quick
tue leiELss lass was on its back. Tu n
honey is gathered about the time that
fruit blooms come out, and especially'
when the white clover and other
earliest blooms aro in full vigor, which
is usually tho time our boos hero in tho
North do their swarming. Thoy aro
too often places! in an empty hive or
gum to build now combs and Shift
for themselves, or, as it is usually
cauea, luctt, wntiowo aro very suro
commenced a ride that is rarely witnes- tho old sinner luck has for many yearj
seil. bur half an hour the wild chase : been a failure. As before stated. thox
and ride was continued over hill and
dale, through brush and. canyon
when tire steere gave completely out
and the triumphant girl led her cap
tive to the house. I was a bold feat,
and the daring rider has nude herself
famous in that section of the country.
A Suggestion to the Legislature.
While we are all talking so much
about the tariff, internal revenue, &c, i
it is not amiss to advert to the fact I
that there is no higher tariff than that 1
exacted by the Western Union Tel -graph
Company. r Telegrams have be- j
come a necessity. " In trance the rate
for 10 words is 10 cents, in Great 1
Britain 12 cents. The evidence before '
the congressional committee is that the
entire plant of the Western Union '
Telegraph Company cost $15,000,000 08 lfc rTulc
and could be replaced for even less: "Wo k
a... a A a
but by buying out competing companies 1
and watering their, stock, the capital
stock is $100,000,000 on which 6 to '
8 per cent, dividend is declared i. e., 1
near 50 per cent, per annum on cash
actually invested. The public pays
Our Legislature cannot control in
terstate business, but it can and ought
to pass a law fixing the maximum rate
for a telegram between any two points they in return will richly repay you fc
in North Carolin at 10 cents for a mes- ' ail tho trouble you may bo at in the'!
first honey is our host, and in order to
procure the best we must savo
our combs from stocks that may havo
died or in some other way loft their
hive which is dono too often by spring
dwindling. These combs aro truly
valuable to the live beo-koeper and can
bo turned to good account by saving
them for another year's oporution.
Don't molt them up for wax, for surely
there is but little pay in the wax to tho
producer at twenty and twenty-throo
cents per pound, while - tho combs in
many instancos can bo turned to good
account by giving them (nicoly trans
ferred and fastened in movable frames)
to tho boos, which which will soon fill
them with tho best of all sweets that
of honey which you can with very
little expense extract aud return tho
combstto the bees for refilling, and thus
make a saving of at least one hundred
pounds of nice extracto-i honey worth.
fifteen cents por pound.
know whereof we speak when
we state that in thoyoar 18S2 wo took
from one stock of Cyprinn boes 718
pounds of nicely extracted honey, which
netted us twenty cents per pound; thi j
we could not have dono had wo not
havo saved our boat combs and used
them as before stated, saving both timo
and honey in tho early part of tho
season, giving tho bos tho full benefit
of a splendid honey harvest. Again
let mo say look well to your bees and
sage not exceeding ten words (the nd- care, Timo in boo-kcoping may be 03
dress and signature not to be counted) ' valuable as any other calling on earth,
nna f .i ..i:X and ho who will not hood its demands
uiAii vynu v7uu awi v ?ti T yJl V tlil llfcl . . . , . i ,
. r miNt. ptiwt tn mrt.Vr alov nivvrrv.m '
A traveling agent of one of tho
largest wash-board factories' . in tbo
Uniied States gavo a reportej tho fol
lowing interesting statistics sad Inft
mcttfoo. II said thai millions of
wash-boards are mwta and sold in tho
United States overy year, and at lcatfl
7,200,000 are sold yearly between tho
Allegheny mountains and Missouri
river. There is one fsictory which
turns out over a' million, and at least
two factories which make 7X),0(X) and
800,000 a year. There are at least
twenty varieties of wa-h-lnxirds, and
the best are made in the West.- Tho
Eastern f;vctorics make their wash-
ten and providing further that everv
ornce which a company may have at a
placeof over (say) 500 inhabitants
shall be kept open daily (Sunday ex
empted) from 8 a. m. to 10 p. m.
Such a law would be just an inesti
mable boon to our people. Should the
Western Union Telegraph Company
wish to withdraw from North Carolina
any number of companies would read
ily be formed to take its place. It is a
p tying business and only the fear of a
'squeeze out" by this gigantic corpo
ration prevents competition.
FoiincLri ths Newspapsr.
I never had faith in luck at all
cept that I believe good luck will carry
a man oyer a ditch if he jumps well
and will put a bit of i bacon into his
pot if he looks after ;his garden and
keeps a pig. Luck generally comes to
those who look after it; and my notion
is, it taps once in a lifetime, nt every
body's door, but if industry does not
open it, away it goes.-j-SpHr7i.
Three college boys I were having a
spread and a spree in their rooms when
tnere came a thundering knock at the
door, and they asked hvho was there.
"Me," said the angry foice of the col
lege president, j u"OhL no," said the
boys, "von can t give us that. II yon j t-juf antj a steady improvemtat under its
were president , , ne wouia nave j "use." Lre bottles onlr $1.00. , Ak for
A well recently bored for gas at
Pittsburg, delivers fresh water, salt
water and gas at the same time. There .boards out of pine. Hard wood is un
are two casings, one within the other; doubtedly. the best. Pine is soft, and
the outer one, 100 feet down, taps a white pine is too expensive, Tho
fresh water stratum',"" while the inner poorer kinds can be bought a.low as
pipe reaches the salt water and g is at t 80 cents a dozen wholesale; these aro
200 feet down. - - j S?: b? tL J- J , uaa
The better kinds cost 2.'2o per dozen
J wholesale, and double washboards
that is that have zincjxlges on both
sides cost much more, retailing at
60 cents apieco for the beat. Laundry
sizes of this description cot much
j more The first wa3h-board s were
made entirely of wood, and our wash-
women used to pound the dirt out of
! clothes with a stick, by laying them on
tho board. Tho first wash-boards mado
of zinc were put upon lho market
about twenty-live years ago. Cleveland
The statistics of New England prove
that seven out -of every ten womea left
widows under the age of 33 marry
agaiu within two years.
From Crcsco,Iwa,"Pjainlcaltr,: We
"have never," Hsur readers for nearly
'thirty year ran testify, written 9 puff'
of any patent rnedic-ine. Duty as well as
"inclination inijK.'l us to depart from thisi
'stlidivd silence, to s;iy ti our rentiers and '
the public that; havings been complctelv
. If the ground is damp a one-horso
plow should ba run through the spaces
prostrated wjth a violent and distressing between the strawberry tows in order
"cold, after three days fighting it with or- to allow the surplus water to flow off
"dinary remedies and getting no relief in winter. Strawberries aro partial to
"from their use, we obtainnla ImUlc of somewhat damp locations, but in tho
"Clarke's Extraet of ;tF5ax- (PapHlon) winter and earlr snrinsr. whetf heaw
. "Cough Cure, oWaittingalfjost instant re ralncaasa the water to stand on tha
plants, it is injurious. Tho frost will
said 4It is 1 1 Go away,
baffled dignitnry wciit.1
Clarke's Flax Soap. Best on earth. 25c.
Both of the above for suJc by J. ILJEsjiiss.
also heave up the planU if tho u round
is tou weU
MISCELLANEOUS, i 1
-A lort Huron, Mich., undertaker
hai a 8 -go tent for f uaoral , purposoa.
tt &frjevor he hai a f auaral'oa a , rainy
day ho places Un tont over t'ao grave
so that sorvicea rHiy 1)3 hold with , but -little
I iconvenienc3; ? t 1 i j
A young man who j presented "a
forged order to a Detroit thovitor mana
ager swallow tho paper whoa tho
fraud wa3 detected. No , bad reslilts
followed, as ho was a regular eato at
tho depot lunch counter. 5 '
A little, pamphlet called "Ilirtnor
in Ye Sixtebnth Century" shows that
ye jokor of that period borrowed ;a
Croat deal of his wit from yo humdrist '
of tho Ninotoenth century, without
fi vlng piirticlo of erodiLf-Xorrutow '
'Now' Enid tho choir director
"sing the third stanza very softly.' li
a uowxww 10 uo o w onng out mg
spirit of tho composition." "riymii
No. 06," broke la the clergyman, .
omitting the third" verse," And tho
fingers enjoyed ft more than the dU
rector. Exchange. .j -:
Shakespearo,.who loft his wife his "
oecond boat bodstead. has been sur
passed in indifTjronee by a modern En
glish testator, who boquoathod his
wife one farthing, which ho "directed
the executrir to forward to her by post,
unpaid, as an Indication of his disgust
nt thn rriitrffnnt. o-htoS Va4i.ii1 rw-..iT?a 1
at her hands, and. especially- inVospect
01 me aousivo epuncts, aucn as tJia
rig," that he conaiderod unjustified.
B jo3 and homing pigeons recently
Belgium. The towns aro an hour apart,"
nnd the hot was that twelve boes would
lvJlt fwnluo r5(T-r'i a in miVin-r tK 1 1 a
' ' w l . . J . . . ah ...... ,lU V L U
tance. Four drones and ci rhtvorkln' j
bees well powdored with flour'nnd re
leased at the" same instant .with thof
plgeonA-at Rhynurn. A drjno reached
homo four feonds in advance of tho"
one pigeon cam3 in nck and neck! and j
the eight working boes came in just a.
trifle, nboutfa length ahoad of tho ton ,
In sinking largo'pits and wolts in
Nevadar strataa of rock salt wero cut
through, in which wore found Imbedded
perfectly pro3orved fi-ih, which aro
probably thousands of years old, as tho"
6nlt field occjpio3 what was onco the bot-
torn of a larg3 lake, and no such fUb are ,
now to bo foiind in .Nevada. The jjpacT-
mpns wnfo nnt nrt.i"iflrfl li lt. HraVi u n rt
all were pre3ervcd in pirfetform, and
after being soaked in water for two-or
three days could bo cooked arid oaten, ;
but woi-o not very pilatable. , After
being o:ipo3od to tho nlr and sun for a
day or two, thoy boimo as hhrd as -wood.
' A novel and vory protty spectaclo
was introducod nt a Brooklyn swim
ming school exhibition. It was called
the chariot race. Two littler papksr
macbe chariots wore constructed and
In each ono wad a four-year-old child..
Ilarn3ed to tho chariots were two lit
tie bova. who swam ovor Lhe coursa
drawing their fair freight after ; them. .1
The lodsworo about six yoars old, yet
they mndo very good timo and the win
ner was presented with a fine fishing J
polo. Tho children in tho chariot on-
Joyed tho race quite as -much as the
An Artist Kxpllnn How The Are tftintd
mm mm a uw ivi
The popular idoa of how ' the war.
cyclorainas, llko tho B ittlo of Gettys
burg.. - Battle of Shiloh, Battle of
Chlckamauga, etc., are painted, ' ap- t
pears vory laugnaoio to a person who
knows how the work" is accomplished. '
Tho Battlo of Gettysburg and the Siego
or rans nave boon suown for several .,
years on opposite sides of Hubbard
court, in Chicago, ad the stock paid
largo dividends. Each wasladvertised
as the work of celebrated French
artists, father and son, and tho popular
them. ! Tho fact Is that, boond a
poneral outlining of tha work, -which-waa
probably faithfully mado after
maps procured fvom authentic Bouroc,
and a general dtroctfoa of tho plan of
the worli. tho artit-ln-etiicf had very
: " W -j
In a battlo sooh It. and an tiocurate -
painting of two armloj In"iOTabat
only are known. For instance. In tho
Gettysburc nalntln? thero nro aeetr.
ntely definod tho roalsv Crown 13111,
Little Crown Hill, tho wheat field
U HUH i uuiuyiituni (.iuvtti '
WilUg, UaV Sl fc WI&fcUkU9 tfuivu .
were head quarters of the 4oadiag Gen
erals, and, with reasonable accuracy;
the topography of the country-is de
picted with excellent perspective. But
tho detail of tho battle, the actual j
Clash of arms between this and that
division or brigade. Is left a good" deal :
io the imagination. - .Tho artist-in-chief
hires soma i men to put in the sky,
other men to put in tho trees and
foliago, other man to put in the men in
I action. Attention is nafrl If flovtAnn.
j ing this or that memorable Incident.,
as, in tne trsttysburg -painting, the
tlfnth fifths ciRrmhefir. tho nmniitfttlnn
of the oldir'8 limb beside tho hay
stack, l ake it all together it makes
un a nicturo that is thrillin'enou'rh tc
arouso tho moit intense interest on
tire part of the o!dsoldier. I remem
ber standiug by the side ot a veteran
He was explaining to a companion the
details of the in which to hiid
borne an hoaorabb part.! 4,Say:, Bill, "
said he. at that stono wall thero I lost
my hatund, by gosh, if there ain't the .
old hat lying there yet!? In painting
pictures of battl shrewd Rrtists never:
fail to Uxii-ew tho field with jost half,
muakcts slid ciuite jnj. US, '. . Louii -