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SAIISBUBY, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 25,1889.
p. J. 0. McCUBBINS,
m . jgurgoon. Sontiat,
Salisbury .- - - N. 0.
Office in Cole buildinp, second floor, next to
r L'lmi'lH.f. Oppoahe I). A. Atwell's
r" ' ' M.,;n ' '
Alt 'I 1 V
CRAIGE & CLEMENT,
S.vmsuuuy, X. (J.
v ; .' FOB, SALISBTOY.
" if u. Owen II. Bishop (pupil of Dr. Marx,
Professor, of Music at Berlin University, and
Monsieur Benezet of I'iirj) has comeifrom
-"'England nnl seiueu close lo aiifsuury, ana is
r,..l hi tune, regulate- and repair
- forte?,, Organ) jvnd Pipe Organs,
fifteen years' practical experience
V -Ladies and gentlemen
who wish,. their, musical
intruuit;nti carefully and regularly attended
t) Hiav ryly upon having thorough and con
gcictitious work done if they will kindly- favor
(j II. B. with their esteemed patronage. Liv
jn near town, no traveling expenses will be
incurred, :nd therefore the terms will be low-v
h. $'i."0 Pr pianoforte, if tuned occasional
ly, or for three tunings in one year. Please
for further particulars by postal card or
note left at this office.
$ Schumann gays: Mt is the falsest
economy to ill low any pianoforte to remain on
tBne4, as it ruins both instrument and ear.-'
If any dealer mti h had the W. I,. DookIm
Shoe without nme and price stamped on
b bottom, put biui down M a fraud. -
W. L. DOUGLAS
nif In tli vnrl.l. RTimlnC nil
tS.eu OENUINK HASD-8EWKD KIIOE.
4.nflANIKSEWKU WELT SHOK.
3JM POLICE ANI KAKMEKS' KIIOE.
4JIO EXTRA VALUE CALF SHOE.
i.S WOUKINOMAN'S SHOE,
J.OO and 1.75 llOYS' 8CHOOL SHOES.
All Biade In Congress, Button and Lace.
W. L. DOUGLAS
Best Material. Best Style. Best Fitting.
U aot oll bv your dealer, write -
1 W. L. DOUGLAS. BROCKTON, MASS
M. S BROWN,
i'or sale by JNO. II. EXNISS, Druggist.
D. A. ATWELL'S
Where a full line of goods in his line, may
! ; always be found.
rTa w n&ssm
.Wja. V "JkAT. -T Bl m AA)a
1M1 '.fl5'&-,"'-l I
" tROYALWKMJl 4
- This powder never varies. A marve lot parity
strength, and wholesomeness. More economical
than t he ordinary kinds, and cannot be aold lu
competit ion with the multlludeof low test, short
weight, alum or phosphate powders. Sold only In
cans. Royal Baking Puwdkk Co. .10 Wall st. N
For sale by Bingham & Co. , Young & Bos
Man, and N. I. Murphy.
Almost everybody wants a "Spring Tonic."
Here is a simple testimonial, which shows how
B. B. 11. i regarded. It will knock your mala
ria out and restore your appetite :
Splendid for a Spring Tonio.
Arlington', Ga., June 30, 1888.
I suffered with malarial blood poison more or
les all the time, and the onlv medicine thai
done me anv pood is B. B. B. It is undoubted
ly the best hlood medicine made, and for this
malarial country should be used by every one
in the spring of the year, and is good in sum
mer, fall and winter a's a tonic aad blood purifier.
Gives Better Satisfaction.
Cadiz, Ky., July 6, 1887.
Please send me bne box Blood Balm Catarrh
Snuff by return mail, as one of my customers
is taking B. B. B. for catarrh and wants a box
of the snuff. B. B. B. gives better satisfaction
than any I ever sold. 1 have sold 10 dozen in
the past 10 weeks, and it gives good satisfac
tion. If I dont remit all rightforsnuff write me.
Yours, W. 11. Braxdox.
It Removed the Pimples. .
Ricxd MocxTAiN, Tenn., March 29, 188".
A lady friend of nine has for several years
been troubled with bumps and pimples on her
face and neck, for which she used various cos
niptif s in order to remove them and beautify
J and improve her complexion; but these local
applications were only temporary ana leu ner
skin in a worse condition.
I recommend an internal preparation
known as Botanic Blood Balm which I have
been using and selling about two ycars;sbe
used three bottles-and nearly all pimples have
disappeared, her skin is soft and smooth, and
her general health much improved. She ex
presses herself much gratified, and can recom
mend it to all who are thus affected.
Mrs. S. M. Wasox.
A BOOK OF WONDERS, FREE.
km whn fiipa f mi informiUon about the cause
an! cure of Blood Poisons, Scrofula and Scrofulous
t.tfuinoi kwn. Ho res. Kneumiusm. .iunej
Complaints, c.uarrnteic, can nwurr vj mnn, nr,
a copy of our 3-pa?e IllustrtJ Book of Wonders,
tilled with tne most woudertul and startling proof
ever o.foreknown. Aaaress,
40ly Blooo rfAUC Co.. Atlanta. Ga
stlmnlalcs the torpid liver, treacth
eu t le llxe ive orxw. rfrnltitb
bowels, and are uuequaled mm aa
In malarial diwtrirt their virtue are
widely reeofirnlsed. mm t tiey pMNeM pee
n liar propert lew In free! MR theayMetn
from Uat MUn. Klecantly MitKrar
coated. 1om itiuall. Trice, u5et.
- Sold Everywhere.
Office, 4 3Iurray St, New York
P. H. THOMPSON & CO.
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Scroll Sawing, Wood Turning,
AND CASTINGS OF ALL! KINDS.
Steam Engines and Boilers, Steam and
: Water Pipe,
Steam Fitting? Shafting, Pulley Hangrs
Michiuery of all kimls repaired on
Mar. 15, '88."
SUBSCRIBE EOR THE
Tin s ui
SEEKING HOME PATRONAGE,
A STE0HG COIIPAIIY,
Prompt, lleliable, Liber all
8-Agcnti in all cities and towns iu the Sooth. -
J RHODES BE0WKE,iPreident.
- hi - ' -
C. CoART, Secretarji, -;V.- i
One winter by the Merrimac, some two-ecorc
Vou could not see the fence-rails for the
ed heaps of snow.
The flocks of chickadees would come and
the door-yard stand,
Too hunger-tamed to fear the touch , of even a
I sat beside the kitchen fire; the chores at last
The farmey's wife unwilling, owned my tasks a
rest had won.
When down the road all silver-sweet,
sleigh-bells' jingle came,
And though the frosty air I heard, trice called
in hast, my name,
Imperious a girlish voice, "Oh, John, be quick,
You're wanted over at the Spragues! They've
. got a quiltin'-bee."
A quilting-bee? I held my breath. "And
pray, what good are you?"
I heeded not the dame's sharp tongue, she al
ways was a shrew;
But coat and mnfQer hurried on. I sprang into 1
And like the wind we flew along behind the
, i,uir,tbJr , J
nledfle t minC' E np
And mixed its music with the chimes so rol-
1 lick.ng and sweet;
Perhaps perhaps I kissed her cheek, the
merry bine-eyed maid,
Perhaps we whispered loving words, but pace
we never staid
Till at the Sprague's our 'rein we drew, anda
saucy Kate to me 1
Said airily, ''I've brought you, John, to Sally's
The house was gay with candlelight, the
lamps were all aglow,
The ruddy flame came streaming forth across
t' e shining snow.
The girls weresitting by the frame, their need
les out and in
Went flashing to and fro, through such a mer
You scarce could hear yourself for fun, and
when the work was o'er,
Then swift we piled away the chairs, and clenr-
' ed the kitchen floor,
And Uncle . Archie drew hU bow across the
fiddle strings, .
And men and maids, we danced that night as
if our feet were wines.
My word! the very thought of that sets this old
'd dance again as then I danced, and with a
right good will,
If Kate could call me once train, as sweet at
sweet could be,
'Come, John, make haste, you're wanted, John.
at Sally s quiltin -bee.
But Kate, my Kate, for many a year, no mortal
ears have heard
he tones which rang with melody, surpassing
The angels wanted her too soon; they always
want the best;
They take the one whose absence leaves an
ache in every breast.
Fler grave is in the open ground, beneath the
Right in the fair home meadow, where her
father s people lie;
And I have been a lonely man, and cumbered
oft with ehre.
And.bowed beneath the burden that my dar
ling used to share.
I little thought how soon the gold to ashen
gray would be
Turned darkly, when I went with Kate to Sul
ly s quilting bee.
What's that, young man? ' You've come to
say that you and daughter Sue
Would like to join your hands for life that
she has promised vou.
In case her father will consent, '-lie will, the
dear old dad.
She cries, and 'tis the same sweet way her
darling mother had.
And she, though not a touch to Kate, has
dancing eves ef blue,
And cheeks that hide the dimples, where the
" blush comes peepinjr through.
Take her, young man, be eood to her; I have
f had my day.
I'll not begrudge the happiness that seerns to
point your way.
But much I doubt if you will know the bliss
that fell to me,
V he& Kate said "yes that night we. went tp
Margaret E, Sangtter, in Once a Week,
Minority Rule in a Republic.
The boast f the Republic is that
the majority rules. But it does not
arways. More people voted for Q ro
ver Cleveland last November thin for
Benjamin Harrison. Yet on the 4th
of March Mr. Harrison became Presi
dent and Mr. Cleveland "retired to pri
That is an anomally which may hap
pen at any time under our electora
system. -It has given rise to much dis
cussion and no little agitation for re
form. The. democratic ' party must
make it an issue in the near future.
They, have a majority in the United
States, yet . they did not elect treir
President in 1888 and may fail to
elect one in 1892 and thereafter,
though polling a majority of the pop
ular vote. The anomaly will be made
more striking in the next election by
reason of the admission of the New
Some interesting results of the
working of the present nystem are
shown elsewhere in the Herald this
morning. In Nevada, for instance,
one electoral vote represents about
twenty thousand population; in Penn
sylvania it represents a hundred and
forty-two thousand. In other words,
the vote of one man in Nevada is equiv
alent to the vote of seven men in Penn
sylvania. Similar disproportions run through
out the country. The result is, as
shown elsewhere, that a group of
States with twenty-one million people
may elect a President -over another
group with twenty-seven million.
Is this popular government gov
ernment of tne people by the people?
That is a serious question for the dem
ocrats, who are the chief suffers under
the existing system.
. The problem presented is not how
to abolish the Electoral College, but
how to fo modify it as to give effect to
the idea of government bv m ijorities.
X Y. Herald.
How the Peanut Cares Insomnia.
We have always entertained a tender
regard for the peanut. Its comfort
able homliness, its sweet, awkward
simplicity, its unobtrusive modesty,
have wou for it a way to our heart and
awakened there that delicate sentiment
of affection which lingers as a holv
fragrance about the soul of the lover.
ennobling him, beckoning him to deeds
of greatness. We are, of course, on
terms of familiarity with the peanut
so intimate, indeed, that we have not
for years addressed it by its proper
name Tuberum Bun turn Bulbocxista
mkw, but have appliea trliir vari
ety's sake, such familiar and endear
ing names as goober, grtundpea, earth
nut and the like.
r- 1 i- . . ' . .
1 his public protegjtation .olvpur.af-
fection for the peanivmadQjn Order
that the reader may "be coVirThteerl "w
arc not actaated-in.whate art going
to relate by any disposition either to
' J A 1 1 m . f
injure ine lenaer seusitmicies or tne
peanut or to rob it of its well-merited
popularity. But truth, which is mighty
and will prevail, impels us to this re
cital of the events of a night. We
that is to say, the particular "weM who
sits iu solid phalanx and writes the
Postscripts column we have been ad
dicted to sleeplessness. Why, once
when we were in the midst of an epi
demic of courting, we remem ber, we lost
so much sleep that our parents noticed
it. But that is neither hero nor there.
What we wish to have understood
now is that we do not always go to
sleep when we make ready to do so
It was, therefore, with- a feeling of
deep gratitude to the Rev.. Theodore
B. Lyman, Episcopal Bishop of North
Carolina,. that we read his. interesting
letter recently published in the Raleigh
News-Observer, recommending peanuts
and milk, taken just before going to
bed, as a sure cure for sleeplessness.
We have not the honor and pleasure
of a personal acquaintance with Bishop
Lyman, but, from certain tests we have
recently made, we have learned to re
gard him as a man of overwhelming,
not to say dangerous, veracity. The
peanuts and milk did cure our sleep-1
essness. e had devoured only the
first quart of peanuts and imbibed only
one pitchet of milk when we found
ourself, not in bed, where we had left
ourself, but standing in the midst of a
crowd on the under side ot the moon,
. 1 1 1 j
with our neaa waiKing arouua on ai -1
other man s shoulders, ihis was very
tttractive, but not precisely the situa-
tion we should have nominated ourself
to fill if we had been consulted, then
we had a variety of experiences, tor
instance, we walked off the edge of the
world, and went dropping through
space, till we broke into pieces as a mud
ball dropped from precip es does, and
each piece became a separate dream,
and each dream a mass-meeting of hor-
rors. Ihis sort of thing went on from
worse than anything to worse than
that until morning. When we
awoke we found ourself all tangled up
in something about the color or V lr
. 1 1 1 1 TT
giuia clay. Uu uncoiling it aud fol
lowing it up to its source we found it
to be our breath. As soon as we could
reach the shears and cut it off we said
something about peanuts and milk,
something that our sense of propriety,
if nothing else, would keep us from
saying in the presence of Bishop Ly-
man. And now, since we have prov-
ed to ourself that the worthy Bishop
really found a cure for insomnia, we are
devoting ourself tirelessly to insomnia
as a possible preventive of peanuts and
milk. We are afraid to go to sleep
lest some more peanuts and milk catch
Wanamaxer't Sunday School.
Prof. II. B. UcClellan, in Christian Observer.
I reached the Bethany Sabbath
school twenty minutes before tne ap
pointed time for opening, and found
the large building so full that stand
mg room only could be asssigned to
visitors. Indeed, the first impression
one receives, is that the building is in
tended for the workers for the pupils
and teachers who fill almost the en
tire structure. Small space is allotted
to visitors, who are welcome if they
find room, but who are not allowed to
interfere with the work of the school
At one end of the room is a large
latform, capable of seating nearly five
nindred people, on wnicn is tne aesK
a l " 1 I 1?1A
? I nlT!C w 7
lv behind, the cabinet organ, choir and
i it i
twenty instruments, tiring ana cor-
J . . . . i n n
nets. cenina tnis is searea a Dime
class of nearly four hundred adult
the number of over a thousand. A
wincr on the right con Uins an infant
"?. .:: ' i. '
ciass oi ooys, numoenug r uu
rfrri A similar winer on me letr.
l.ij. :f.i .i -l
.... .r 0 a 1
numbers, wm e in tne rear or roe
itonumsix alcoves stretcn uacK ana
accommodate large classes of older
nnnil. Two larlre iralleries ektnid
r-r- . .. - " o ,
aronud the entire room, and these also
on ,.. fi.L i-i-ii
r P,U.P't. "'.Ta
T -"TV r.rr
Uu.iuiU6, v.vi, UUa,....iv1Uv,
among them ayery large proportion of
.o...,. A..n.. .m.n
The Age of Paper.
The world hits seen iti iron ape. its
stone age, its golden age, and its br.u
eu age. This is the age of paper. We
are making so m.iuy things of paper
that it will soon be true that without
paper there is nothing (made that is
made. We live in paper houses, wear
paper clothing, and wt on paper cush
ions in paper cars, rolling on paper
wheels. We do a paper business over
paper counters, buying-paper goods,
paying for them with naner monev or
charging them up iu paper books, and
aeai in paper stocks, on papenmargins.
We run races in paper 'boats for paper
prizes. We go to paper theaters where
paper actors play to paper audiences.
We elect paper men with paper votes
on a paper issue to represent a paper
constituency in a paper Congress and
make paper laws. As the age develops,
tot;. coining Juan .will become-uuxai
aeepiy enmeshed in the paper net. He
will awake in tne morning and creep
from under the paper clothing on his
paper bed, and put on his paper dressing-gown
and paper slippers. He will
walk over paper carpets down' paper
stairs, and .seating himself in a paper
chair, read the paper; news in the
morning paper. A paper -bell will
call him to his breakfast, cooked in a
fjaper oven, served on paper dishes,
aid on a paper cloth on a paper table.
He will wipe lii lips with a paper nap
kin, and having put on his paper shoes,
paper hat and paper coat aud taken his
paper cane, be will walk on u .paper
pavement or ride on it paper carriage
to his paper office. He will organize
paper eiiterprizes and make paper
profits. He will go to Europe on paper
steamships and navigate the air in pa
per balloons. He will smoke paper to-
oacco in a paper pipe, lighted with a
paper match. He will write with a
paper pencil, whittle paper sticks with
a paper knife, go fishing with a paper
fishing-rod, a paper line and a paper
hoop, aud put his catch iu a paper
basket, He will go shooting with a
paper gun, loaded with paper cartnd-
and will defend his country in
paper forts with paper cannon and
paper bombs. Having lived his ptiper
life and achieved a paper fame and
paper weaitn, ne win retire to paper
leisure aud die in paper peace. There
will be a paper funeral, at whioh the
mourners, dressed in paper crape, will
wipe their eves with paper handker
I I fl 1 !! II
cuiers, and a paper preacher win preach
a paper sermon in a paper ptupit ironi
a paper text. He will lie in a paper
l coffin wrapped in a paper, shroud, his
j name will be engraved on a paper
plate, and a paper hearse, adorned with
paper plumes, will carry him to a pa
j per-lined grave, over which will be
raised a paper monument. The papers
I will record his paper virtues, while pa
per angels with paper wings will
clothe him in a paper robe and waft
his paper spirit from this paper world
1 to the. paper gates of a paper paradise,
where all is paper, and fire-proof at
that. taper World.
Piety and Boodle Incompatible.
There is no one who holds good men
in higher reverence than we do. We
honor the true men of liod who live
holy, who glorify their Heavenly Fa
ther and iifustrate true religion and
pietv by attending to the Divine in-
junction "to visit the fatherless and
. . . w . . ....
widows in their affliction aud to keep
himself unspotted from the world" So
I when the Star jeers or laughs at such
I men as Wanamaker, who are held up as
patterns of piety, it is because they
prof sine the very name of religion by
their conduct as politicians. When
men protessmg uoa-iiKeness goau-
ness become political profligates it is
high time that' all newspapers that
reverence religion should denounce the
profaners of the pure religion of the
Immaculate One. Pharisaism drew
from the Master the most pointed and
caustic and withering denunciations,
It is simply impossible that a corrupt
politician a big Boodler 9houId be a
sincere ana genuine vyansuan. ue
has stolen the livery of Heaven to serve
the devil in. The New York World
says of Wanamaker:
"He obtains money for corrupt uses
which a notoriously bad man could not
r .1 i. l
cpriire. in tnus matting acioati oi nisi
professed piety a plutocratic Pharisee
not only brings reproach upon religion
- - w .
but becomes an enemy ot tne Kepuo-
lie. As such the World will continue
to expose and denounce all of his class,
wm c c
P LA-. t kt IT 4V fllAl
I mi 1 : Li r a a a n av An ja fnv
I ha1 nMifiinutinn nun the miiltv men
' nnr i i ni iii. iimr- iji 1111 r al ii.-w- iui
. r " 7"" , -,
make mercnana se .r
and use it as a cioaK lor corrupw uu
M-mnr..!! 7 ni? practices. irJWanama-
- nhn iTrirtSilh
I er, uai Mf -v'vv"
" I . .1 11 1. 1 I 1 f
tho northern iWDUDiican inwcawouiu
IV- m- nAnnta In fn firfi in tberr: :iiir ti-
cal methpLVind hyeunspo
political, wonti. . : i ne uuying 01
I t- 11,. Mnwllin7 with hfiH
ntAM v (ut ibr'ians and the accenting
ofoii&ned bv n bribery' a3
r .fc.jfk. mWnnjnrin... tnnl.
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ug PT W
imimic nosirus unu wit: ui&c tuc
whn nre friiiltv olllv a laughill
A lesson in Natural History-The Dude.
States villc Landmark.
The Dude is a small an i mil found
in various parts of America, England
and t ranee. They generally make
their haunts in large cities and towns,
but sometimes are seen hopping around
in small villages. They are quite
harmless, but a great nuisance. Peo
ple no doubt would exterminate them
as fast lis they appear but for the ex
istence of a game law.
iOwing to the light diet eaten by
them, which consults of ice cream,
lemonade and chewing gum, they
hardly ever grow very large or live to
be old. They sometimes grow to a
height of six feet and weigh from 00
to 140 pounds. Darwin's theory that
man was evolved from the lower ani
mals and that all mankind will finally
become monkey 8 or 'possums again
tefore the enf of "lime, seem? to be
partly verified, for the Dude is or has
at some liaie in the past been a branch
of the vine of the human family. If
the evolution continues downward an
other step or two Darwin's doctrine,
though laughed at now, will in the
misty future become a fact to be cher
ished by coming generations in both
prose and poetry. Though the Dude
exhibit a higher degree of intelligence
than most of the lower animals, yet
hardly more than the horse or ele
phant. Though bearing a closer re
semblance to human beings than the
monkey, his language is almost as
difficult to interpret.
The monkey chatters away rapidly,
not regarding the rules f grammar;
the Dude in a lazy, drawling maimer
equally ungrammatical. Here is about
his style: "Well, old fellah, thawt
news is werry distwessing, ah! dwead
f ally so." "Yon have my sympathy,
old fellah. Those horwid tailahs
cawn't cut our clothes so as not to
have winkles in them." "It makes a
fellah feel like he was wuined if his
twousers don't fit corwectly, bah Jove
it does." "Naw, hang he if I'd weali.
them down stweet with a winkle, a
horwid winkle in them; it would wuin
my weputation, my dealt boy."
I he female dudes have large humps
on tlieir back which oisngure mem
frightfully, but otherwise they are
usually very beautiful creatures. As
their habits are indolent they seldom
live to be old. They often paint their
faces and put on a peculiar white pow-
which renders them very qnoer
looking, especially if the weather is
warm. These pretty little creatures
are quite timid aud have been known
to faint at the sight ot a mouse, but n
greatly vexed they will sometimes at
tack a man in such a vehement man
ner that he will be compelled to seek
safety in flight. Yours faithfully,
There lay this morning on the desk
of Mr. Samuel Hodgkins, acting chief
clerk of the War Department, a stone
wrapped in brown paper. It weighed
about a pound, and was perhaps 18
inches in length, V in width and one-
third of the stone was hue and present
ed no evidence of stratification, and
was smooth over the entire surface
A knife blade made no impression on
the particles. There . w;ts no doubt
as to its being a genuine stone, but it
neverthelesspossesed the nexiblity ol
a piece of India rubber. When taken
" ". .. .....
in the hand and shaken in the direct
ion of its flat surfaces it would bend
and forth with a dull, muffled
80ima The movement was more of a
laxity'iu the adhesion apparently than
an elasticity. When held horizontally
by one end the other would drop and
Tem.Au 'm that position. With the
f rn .nda sunnorted on rests, the free
centre could be pressed half an inch
felon the middle line. With one end
i i j rmiv ou the dfsk the other could
be bent upward over an inch. The
movement was not confined to the one
' , i mi
direction in the plane of the flat sur
faces but the entire stone seemed to
be constructed on the principle of. an
unusual joint, with a movement in all
directions under pressure.
It came from a mountain in ortn
Carolina, and bears the name of "ttex-
ihl s:iud stone. I he entire moun-
I . i ..J
tain is coiuposeu oi mi mtw-n.u, miu
I ft . ... a
pieces cut at random exhibit the
same flexible properties. Washington
Up in Her Grammar
A very pretty young lady friend of
- - - , RRleitrh k Gustoh
I ours, met us near tne ivaieign a ursiou
n:i" ,i nifiep S.indnv. and
.'vrr in nr
- .:'"r: Jll TZ ": Vu"
state, ana mat sue wuuiu y "j
nfl and "Girl" for us at once, to show us
i --- . ; , n
J I ai4.. rVt MTnC "tin 111 V 1 ft r ITm IlimHT
uk sue -r o--
I Here it is:
Bov is a conceited noun, a "dude,
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From the popular ; Science News we
clip the following interesting article
on xircon, written Jy Mr. T. C. Harris -of
this city: . . .. -:
Probably the only place in America
where zircon is regularly mined is in
North Carolina. Thi mineral is iu
the shape of quadratic prisms , and
pyramids, light brown to black in col
or, and averaging about one fourth of
an inch in diameter. -The mine re
ferred to is on Green river, in Hender
son county, and during the past suni- '
mer as many, as men were ens
ployed in the mines. . .' :
The crystals are found scattered
hrough sand and gravel beds many
eet in depth, and are obtained in" a .
manner precisely like placer-mining
or gold. The earth is thrown inter
ong troughs or rockers, and vibrated
ram side to side, while a sluice ot wa
ter passes through the apparatus.' . The
zircon, being quite heavy, falls to the
bottom, and is retained bv the "nties-
or cleats across the bottom. After
cleaning and drying, the crystals are
subjected to the action of strong mag-
nelte to take out particles of mag
netic which may be among them ana
seperated into several grides, according
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mj aiitc unu quality. -j-
the operatives are paid a definite
price per pound for each grade, an
u many instances, tney nni it very
remunerative. The bulk of this mm-
eral is consumed by the makers of the
incandescent gaslight burners which
promise to become a dangerous rival
to the electric light.' For this purpose
he zircon is reduced to its base zircou-
ia, which is one of the most refractory
of all known substances. . A tubular
cotton wick is saturated with the zir
con ia, and suspended by means plati
num wire, in a glass, chimney, over; A
gass burner of the Bunseu-type.
hen first ignited, all Ihe , combusti
ble fabric is at once consumed, leaving
a very delicate zirconiau counterpart
of the original wick. . :
Ihis incombustible mantle or hood
of zirconia is kept glowing at a steady
white heat by the gas, and gives out
beautiful white light, perfectly
steady, and much resembling the eleS
tnc light. lhehoodor wick, is of
course, extremely fragile and easily
broken, but otherwise 4s remarkably
durable. A constant use for over two
thousand hours is said to leave the
mantle in as good condition as at
How Wounded Men Behave. '-,
If a soldier is wounded his behavior
depends on the manner iu which he is
i f i t m a
wounded ana whether ne is ox a quiet
or excitable temper. Flesh wounds rt- -
ceived in action are in many cases not
felt at all, until the blood cornea, and
the man gets exhausted. When the "
bone is struck is felt and accompan
ied by acute pain. I have seen poor
fellows struck in the breast by mime
balls remain in action for minute .
then sinking on theia knees or falling
on their faces. Not all such severe
wounds are mortal, Sergeant True p
the Twelfth Missouri received a bail
which went right through both tern
p4es,-and he li veil for years afterward;
a soldier who was shot through the
left lung lived for a whole yef;Gen.
Shields wa shot through his breast in
Mexico ond reached an advanced age.
The worst hits are of course those by
canister and round shot aud are most
ly mortal. They take off arms or legs.
or the head of a man, as was the case
wilh the Captain of a Southern bat ;
tery in the battle of Pea nidge,
Splinters of shells are less dangerous. .
but when thrown into groups anacol-
amns may disable many men,- A sin- .
gle shell from a Paixhan gun sent from
Ti i. rv If i 1 ti :
mv presence, to Bolivar Heights
against a group of southern hor&emeu
Killing itenerai jewis ana wuunueu
or killed nineteen of his companions.
I have heard wounded soldiers groan
ing under great pain, but I never heard
them crying out or using profane lan
guage. When halting cn horseback
on the right of the Twenty-fourth
Massachusetts in the battle of iNew
Murket the regiment was underiirsi
at close range for about forty miuotes
losing 200 men in killed and wounded,
but not a loud cry was heard from
those who were wouSded. Chicago
It pay to be honest, you say.
Yet how many are dishonest through
ignorance, expediency or intentional
ly ? One can be dishonest and yet say
nothing. ' .
A clerk who lets a customer buy a
damaged piece of goods, a witurss who
holds back the truth which would clear
a prisoner, a medical practitiuner who
takes his patient's money when he -knows
he is doing him uo gotHf---iill
are culpably dishonest. ' " '
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