SALISBURY, N. C. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1889.
fliONT AIR-LIB E ROUTE.
Richmond & Danville Railroad.
,;tinT SEPT. 29. iH&d.
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-j$y 75 Meridian Timb
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p. Hot Spring
I HI hmoftd
" PWladelph '
t Dally, except Sunday.
TrluTfor Kaleljyli vf-i Clarksville leave Rlelnnond
idly 3 P M.; Keysvllle. 6.00 P.M.; urrlvos (Marks
(it,I, (VM.-.OxtoM.iUfl P.M.; Henderson. 9.26
.i.;aniveairnani.4s p. m.: itaiegu lifKi-p m.
Keturmnif leaves iiaieijrii t.no a. m .; ouinmn,
!, A.M.: iifnienKn, s .o. a. oxioro, 10.10 A.
M; Ctekmlllryll 05 A. M ; Keysvllle, 18.85 P. M.;
irrlTcsltl.-limond.S.Kb P. M.
ThrouxU Bisserwcr co u?u dany Dween Klch-
BWlanlHaleli,'!!. via Iveysvllle. leaving IU hmond
t.anp m., and returning leave K:(lelgh i 35 a. m.
.!! mixed r rains leave inirmm amy exeepi
tmV,tM P. M.; arrive Kevsvllfe, l 35. A. M.; re
laralng, leave Kevsvllle. 9.o0. A. M.: arriving Dnr
tn. n.jiip. ra.;KaUl,rIi ll.oo p.m Paasenirer coach
So M and 53 connects nt rrchmon.i dallv except
tma for Weil Tolnt antl Baltlmcre via York Ktv-
So.w from west Point connects dally except
I Sanity fit -Richmond with No. 5a-for the SoutI .
So. iii and si connects at. ;oldsooro with trains
U)nd from Morehead t'l and Wilmington. And
it Hflma to and from F.ivet tvltle.
No.Jttohn -ets at tirwisb o for Fayettevllle. '
So. 53 connects at Selma for Wilson, N C.
Sos. no and 51 make close connection at T'nlver-
rtfr station witluralns to and frora Clra pel 11111,
On train no 50 and 5.. Pullman 3ufTet Sleener
I Vteen Atlanta arx1 V'-w Yor'-. (Jreei shoro ond
lacusta, and Morehead city. Asheville. ain.P-Mor-
Qntrjln.'. and 5H. f'ullm in Pcffet Sleener te-
itfxn wasmnirton and New orleai s. via Mont i.o ill
trj; nd between W.ishinstnn aoi Blrmint'liam,
mcttmnnn and (.reensnoro. Rn elcrh and (-'trens-
noro.and Pullniin Parlor 'ars between Sattbbury
Und KliOXVlllP-nrt(l- li:irlf,l1i w.il Aitcnstn
Throuutckets on sale at prlnciJalstattons. to
for nitesnd informal Inn a nnli tnanv ncrent of
rat f - rtr-i i-o
mrv ompany, or to
SOL HA AS.
- JAS. L. TAYLOP.
(en. Pass. -Atrent
V W. A. TURK
litteM aid Danville Eailroai Cc
, W. N. C. Division
Passenger Train Schedule.
Effective Mav 13th, 1888.
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Train No. :;
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a. lu. baletgh
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Pm. st. Louis
am. -Kansas city
TRAi'Vn . "au ewept SUNDAY
Uts10 ve Asheville....
TRAIN NO IT
Arr 4 50 p. m
in isa. m
Leave 7 :-;o
A. & S. lloarl.
Dally except Slts'DAY
TRAIN NO 11
Arilve 2 lo n. m
Pi:' JSje" SnartBia.w
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Asheville Leave, s io
25 Meridian itnn.,o..
-.m - -".v uwu in iioi spring.
"ainsieenpf.X west of Pot Springs.
- - sbetAveen Washington A Salisbury
' - Klehmond (ireensboro
Ibilelirh Si (Jreenslioro
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8 20 44 i 7 30
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This ;ovder never varies. A marvejof purity
strengih.and wholesomeness. More economical
than the irdinnrv kinds, and cannot be sold tu
competition with the multitudt or low test, short
wuigm.aiuni ar nnospnate powders.. Sold only In
cans. Koyal Baking Powdek Co. .106 Wall St. N
For sale by Rintrjiam & Co
Young & Bos-
tian,and N. P. Min iiliy.
A HORSE WHO CAN TALK !
Everybody lias heard of a ". horse laugh,"
but who has over seen an equine gifted with
the power of speech ? Such an animal would
be pronounced a miracle; but so would tho
telegraph and the telephone a hundred years
ago. Whyj even very recently a cure for con
sumption, jwhieii is universally acknowledged
to be scrofula affecting the lungs, would have
been looked upon as miraculous, but now peo
ple are beginning to realize that the disease
is not incurable. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
Discovery will pure it, if taken in time and
given a fair trial. This world-renowned rem
edy will not make new lungs, but it-will re
store disused ones to a healthy state when
other -means have failed. Thousands grate
fully testify to this. It is the most potent
tonic, or strength restorer, alterative, or
blood-cleanser and nutritive, or flesh-Jauilder,
known to medical science. For Weak Lungs,
Spitting of BJood, Bronnhitis, Asthma, Ca
tarrh in too Ilead. and all Lingering Coughs,
it is an unequaled remedy. In derangements
of the stomach, liver and bowels, as Indiges
tion, or Dyspepsia, Biliousness, or "Liver
Complaint," Chronic Diarrhea, and kindred
ailments, it is a sovereign remedy.
Golden Medical Dis
covery is the only med
icine of its class, sold
bv druirsrista. under &
printed guarantee, from the manufact-
urers, that; it will benefit or cure in every case
of disease for which it is recommended, or
money paid for it will be promptly refunded.
Copyright, 18S8. l World's IMS. Med. Ass n.
by the manufactur
ers of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy, for an
incurable case of Catarrh in the Head.
D. A. ATWELL'S
HVhere a full line ol" goods in his line, may
JXO. II. ENNI8S, Druggist
For sale bj
k e u it c u -v rt E .
CRA1GE & CLEMENT,
Attornovs At Tjtixr
Salisbury, N. C.
Feb. 3rd, 1881
)R. J. G. McCUBBINS
OfBee in Cole biiililinp, second floor, next lo
A. -At well's
Dr. Campbelr . Opposite u.
jirdware slore, Main street.
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I do net ask that God will always make
My pa' h way light;
I only pray that he will hold my hand
Throughout the night,
I do not hope to have the thorns removed
That pierce ray feet:
I only ask to find his blessed arms
My safe retreat.
It he afflict me, then in my distress
W ithholds His hand;
If all His wisdom I cannot conceive
I do not think to always know His why
Or wherefore here;
But sometime he will take my hand and make
His meaning clear.
If in His furnace He refinesjny heart,
To make it pure,
I only ask his grace to trust his love
Streng.h to endnre;
And if fierce storms around me beat,
And the heavens be overcast,
I know that He -will give his weary one
Sweet peace at last.
J Whispers of Peace.
For th3 Wat oh ui m.
: From Franklin.
Mr. Editor: It is a fact that our
people are getting more and more dis
satisfied with the present system of
working the public roads, for the rea-
son, they a'ledge,that almost the entire
burden rests upon the shoulders of the
poorer and laboring class, whilst our
more wealthy citizens, who really have
the greatest use for good roads, con
tribute comparatively little towards
keeping them up.
This being the case, those who are
ii i i i 1 1 i
compeuea to worn on tne roaas, are
becoming more and more careless and
indifferent, and the roads are becoming
worse every year.
Wejiotice that John C. Scarbo
rough, of the Bureau of Labor Statis
lies, nas sent circulars around to one
Justice of the Peace of each township,
m wnien ne propounds certain ques
tions sis to the wishes of the people in
regard to working the roads.
Theobjeci being to asc9rtainwhether
the people are satisfied with the present
system, or whether they prefer to have
the worked by assessments on laboi
alone, or by assessments on property
This is a move in the right direction,
and if there could be a unanimity of
opinion on the subject, throughout the
State, it woutd certainly result in hav
ing better roads at an early day.
So far as l can learn, it is the wish
of the people of my township to have
the pubjic roads kept up by assessments
on property and on polls so that everv
i l i
one wiiuin a certain age will come in
for a share in keeping up the roads
If this were done,
le supplied with road
Drills and blasting tools and all other
tools neeessarv for the purpose. It is
to be hop d that the Justices to whom
this matter has been referred will be
udauimous upon some better system
than the present. Since the existence of
the "btock Law, it is a noticeable
foct, that beef cattle, (and indeed all
other cattle) are becoming scarcer everv
year, and it is a lamentable fact, that
the surrounding coantry does not fur
nish enough beef cattle supply the de
mand, and consequently there is beef
now being shipped here for the Salis
bury market, all the way irom Kan
sas City! or it is at least advertised
Whilst at the same time, nearly all of
our supply of hog meat conies from
Cmcinnatti, Baltimore, -sc. ihis is al
wrong, and should be corrected.
The people must take to raising more
cattle and hoars, but in order to do so
it reqnirespast tires.
It has been ascertained, by actua
test, that a rod of barbed wire fence
can be nut up at less cost than with
There is scarcely a farm in Rowan
that has not an abundance of sedge
and other lands which if fenced, would
furnish excellent pasture for cattle.
But says one, it takes a great many
posts for a wire fence, and timber is
To remedy this, we suggest that
every farmer look around at once and
consider where he can make a pasture,
or where he may wish to do so within
the next four or five years. Let him
determine Upon the lines where he
shall expect to erect the wire fence in
the future, and let him plant along
those lines. Young wild Locust trees,
or walnut or cedar, or any other rapid
ly growing trees. These should Ik? set
along the line about twenty-five feet
apart, and if pruned and trained every
year, in the course of four years, they
will be sufficiently large to serve in
stead of posts for the wire fence, aui
with this advantage they will last a
life time, and never need repairs. At
the same time if walnuts are planted
in'e mediate between each of the above
said trees bv the fourth year from
the time the walnuts are planted,
they will be large enought to hold the
wires. Take a basket ot wainuis, wicn
the hnll on, drop one half way be
tween each tree along the line, and
press it into the ground with your
heel, audi if done in the fall of the
vear. thev will grow, and produce
valuable timber, even if not needed for
tho fonof Those who attend to this
VII V - m.m .
will never regret it.
W. R. Fraley.
A tower similar in design to the
i . . . i . a Mi m
Eiffel tower at Fans is to be built at
Eagle Rock, N. J, It will be but 400
feet high, but will lie on a lofty sum
mit. The electric light on its top
v.'ill beYiflible far out at sea.
A Fruitful Fire Dollar Bill.
A little money sometimes goes a
great way. As an illustration of this
read the following, founded upon au
incident which is said to have really
A owed $15 to B; B owed $20 tb
C? C owed $15 to D; D owed $30 to
E; E owed $12.50 to F; F owed $10
They were all seated at the same,
A having a $5 note handed it to B,
remarking chat it paid $5 of the $15
he owed B.
B passed the note to C with the re
mark that it paid $5 of $20 which he
C passed it to D, and paid with it $5
of the $15 he owed D.
D handed it to E in'nart navment of
the $30 he owed h im.
E gave it to F, to apply on account
of the $12.50 due him.
F passed it back to A, saying:
This pays half the amount I owe
A again passed it to B, saving: " I
now owe you only $5."
o passed it again to (J, with the re
mark: "This reduces my indebtedness
to 9 10.
C again passed it to D, reducing his
indebtedness to $5.
D paid it over to E, saying: "I now
owe vou $20."
E handed it again to F saving :
"This reduces my indebtedness to you
Again F handed the note to A,
saving: "JNow i don t owe you any
A passed it immediately to B, thus
canceling the balance of his indebted
B handed it to C, reducing his
debtedness to $5.
C conceled the balance of his
to D handing the note to him.
D paid it again to E, saying:
now owe you $15.
Then E remarked to F: 4 If
debt " I
will give me $2.50 this will settle my
indebtedness to you."
F took $2 50 from his pocket, hand
ed it to E, and returned the $5 note' to
his pocket, and thus the spell was
broken, the single $5 having paid $S2,
50, and canceled As debt to B, C's
debt to D, E's debt to F, and F's debt
to A, and at the same time having
reduced B's debt to C from 20 to 5
and D's debt lo E from 30 to 15.
Moral : "Here a little and there a
little" helps to pay off large scores.
Money circulates from hand to hand,and
business moves. Pay your debts in
full, if you can, and if you can't pay in
full pay something. What helps one
helps another, and so the round is
made. A liter ican Merchant.
A Mean Revenge.
It happened in a Dearborn street
tonsorial palace. A young man was
in one of the chairs, having his hair
cut. It was Saturday, and well he
knew that he had no business having
his hair cut on such a busy day, but
there he was. While the finishing
touches were being put on a fat man
came in, peeled off his coat and asked
for a fan. The fat man w;is nervous.
He was waiting for the barber who
was cutting the young man's hair. He
made ready to take the chair when the
young man plumped his head down
and ordered one plain shave. This
made the nervous fat man hotter than
ever. After the shave he made another
start for the chair, when the young
man straightened up and called for
two pin curls for his mustache. The
nervous fat man fairly oozed suppress
ed profanity, and fanned himself the
harder. Filially the young man va
cated the chair, and the nervous fat
man glared at him as he took his place.
This was so uncalled for that the young
man wanted to get even in some way
for the implied insult, so he said
to the barber: "Your next d)or neigh
bor says he wouldn't be shaved in
here. " "And why not?" asked the
barber, as he poised his keen edge razor
ibove the face of the nervous fat man,
who was fully lathered by this time.
VTell, he says your shop is so narrow
that when he is getting shaved he is in
mortal terror that some one will jostle
you and make you cut his throat. ' It
was a mean reveng". All of the color
forsook the nervous fat man's face, and
to him his shave lasted two good hours.
He had never thought of the danger
of having his throat cut in a narrow
says he has
never had a
So writes the New York Star, of . h abitot lurUingat nigi.uau. n iaoo,
r, w j i ,.i"l too, had their favorite flowers. Among
Gen.Geo.Foster,a"common drunkard JJ the foxlove Wi known as the
who was picked up in New York city j . wjtcneS' beUs"; the harebell as the
and taken before the police court for ' witches thimbles." Tradition assert
drunkenness. Foster was District At- ! ted that on moonlight nights they
tomev at Washington when
was assassintated and prosecuted Mrs.
Surratt and others charged with the
murder. Since then, it seems he has
had a wretched life, and is now de
nominated a "common drunkard," and
is found by the police lying about loose
iu the streets of the city. Thi., we
suppose, is a case of conscience and
whisky, the latter designed to stifle the
roice of the former..
Ths Ignorance of Russian Police.
From an article by George Ken nan
in the April Century we quote the fol
lowing: " We heard many funny
stories from the political exiles in Si
beria with regard to the ignorance
shown and the mistakes made by the
rural police in dealing with supposed
revolutionists. Four or five years ago.
just.after4he assassination of the gen
darme omcer Sndeikin (boo-day-i-kin)
by the terrorist Degaief (Deegy-yeff ),
photographs of Degaief were sent to
every police officer in the empi e. On
the back Was printed the offer of 10,000
rubles' reward for the capture of the
assassin, and on the face were printed
six photographs of Degaief, showing
how he looked in a capnd without a
cap; with a fuM beard and without a
full beard, and with a mustache and
without a mustache. A hard" drinking
and ignorant police officer in a village
of Western Siberia, into whose hands
a copy of this card fell, arrested four
unlucky wayfarers who happened to
look more or less like the photographs
of Degaief, and committed them to jail;
then he went about the village and to
the dram shop in a half tipsy condition,
boasting that he had captured four of
those accursed Degaiefs, and was go
ing to hold them until he could find
the other two, so that he could turn
the six together over to the higher
authorities. He had no doubt that he
would get not only the 10,000 rubles'
reward, but a cross of honor.
"Another police officer, equally ig-
i ii . i-
norani, arresiea a scieutinc man, a
member of the Imperial Geographical
Society, who had gone into the coun
try to pursue his favorite study of or
nithology. The unfortunate natural
ist was accustomed to note down every
day the names of the birds of which
ne nau secured specimens, ana tne sa
gacious police officer, in looking over
his diary, found on almost every page
such entries as 'June 13 Killed a fine
crown snipe this afternoon;' or 'June
It bhot a Silvia hortensis to-day.
Regarding these entries as unmistak
able records in cipher of nihilistic
murders, the officer sent the captured
ornithologist under stroirg guard to.the
chief of police of the district, with the
note book as documentary proof that
the prisoner was one of tire most des
perate and bloodthirsty of the terrorist
a I . . 1 1 i
assassins; the entry with regard to
"crown snipe' he said was plainly a
reference to the mot august family of
Education in Ancient Egypt
Boys intended for the
service entered the school at a very
early age, says the Popular Science
Monthly concerning education in an
cient Egypt. The course of instruc
tion whs very simple. The first care
of the teacher was to initiate t he young
scribe into the mysteries of the art of
writing. Alter he had mastered the
first difficulties, he was given older
texts to copy. These texts were moral
treatises, old poems, fairy tales, reli
gious and mythical writings, and let
ters. It is to this fact that we owe
the preservation of the greater part of
the literary remains of ancient Egypt.
When one of these schoolboys died, the
copies he had written, that could he of
no earthly use to any one else, were
buried with him.
From these old books that he copied
he learned to form his own style: he
learned the grammar and syntax of his
beautiful language; he became ac
quainted with its vast stock of moral
precepts, religious and mythical tradi
tions, and with the unnumbered poems
and tales that undoubtedly abounded,
and of which the merest fragments
have come down to us. Two classes
of writings were preferred for this
purpose, moral precepts and letters.
It was considered absolutely iudispens
ible to inculcate on the minds of the
pupils a vast number of moral precepts.
Letter writing was considered a high
and difficult art, and the pupils needed
very special preparation in it.
In most countries certain plants are
to be found associated with witches
and their crift. Shakespeare causes
one of his witches to discourse of root
of " hemlock digg'd i' the dark;" like
wise also of " slip of yew silver'd in
the moon's eclipse." Vervian was in
olden time known as "the enchanter's
plant;" rue. again, was regarded as an
antidote against their spells and ma
chinations. Their partiality for cer
tain trees is well known. According
to Grimm, the trvsting place of the
Neopolitan witches was a wainut tree
near Benevento. In walnut and elder
trees thev are also said-to he in the
. .- . . i if. 1 1 nr:i.l
! murht be seen nvuig inrougu me mi.
mnmitpd on the stems 1 tne ragwort.
i reeds or bulrushes. Throughout Ger
; many it is believed that witches career
'through the midnight sKies on 11.13
M:mv nlants were pressed into the ser
vice as charms and spells for the de
tection of wiiches and evil spirits
.L.. uMimWim' about on their n?fa-
niK'fi ......v.. -,- -
rinM orr.inds. n irticularlv ihebt. .Iini s
wort siill larireiv worn by the German
peasantry as a kind of amulet on St
J oil n "a eve.
The Spread of the Sparrow.
According tb the most authentic in
formation that can be obtained, the
English sparrow was first brought to
this country in 1850, when eight pairs
were imported into Brooklyn by direc
tors of the BtfMiklvu Institute. Thev
were lilierated in the spring of 1851,
but did not thrive. The next year a
large number were imported. Fifty
were let loose at the Narrows, and in
nt in '
the spring of lSod the rest were liber-
ated in Greenwood Cemetery, and a
man hired to watch them. They did
well and multiplied. In 1854 and
1858 sparrows were introduced at Port
land, Me., and in the latter year at
Peacedale, R. I. Some of these birds
escaped in Boston, but nothing was
heard of them, and it was ten years
later when they were let loose on the
Boston Common. Twelve birds were
liberated in Madison Square, New
York, in 1800, and four years after
ward they were introduced to Central
Park. In 1800 200 sparrows were set
free in Union Square. The following i
year forty pairs were let loose in New
Haven. Conn., and a colony was estab
lished at Galveston, Texas. In 1809
1 ,000 sparrows were imported in one
lot by the Municipal Government of
Philadelphia, this being probably the
largest single transportation of the
sparrows ever made to this country.
By this time the "craze" for the
saucy little sparrows had become- folly
developed, and they rapidly colonized
in all parts of the country. Some idea
of the marvelous rapidity of the spar
row's multiplication, the swiftness of
its extension and the size of the area it
has overspread may be gained from the
fact that at the close of the year 18G0
it had established itself in 25 S'.ates
and five Territories, occupying a total
area of 885,000 square miles in the
j United States and about 148,000 square
miles in Canada. In I88t alone the
sparrows spread over 510,500 square
miles. It is a hardy, prolific and ag
gressive bird, intelligent and with more
than ordinary cunning. It is domes
tic and gregarious in habit, and
through the protection afforded by
proximity to man it escapes nearly all
the enemies which check the increase
of native birds. Besides all this the
j sparrow had food and shelter provided
tor it for manv years. A. 1 . J imes.
A Million Dollar Fire.
Grand Haven, Mich., Oct.,
an early hour this morning Grand
Haven was visited by the most disas
trous fire in its history, as estimated,
fire-in its history, the loss as estimated,
footing up well toward a million dol
lars. The fire originated in the rear of
Slay ton's grocery store, directly west of
the Cutler House. The wind was
blowing furiously from the southwest,
and swept the fire into Caar's drug
store, then into the Butler House
1 block, where it spread with wonderful
The entire hotel was soon in flames,
and sAjiiue of the guests barely had time
to escape, some rushing into the streets
in tfeir night clothes. Fortunately
there were no accidents!
Sweeping from the hotel across
Washington street, the millinery store
of Miss Ball, Mrs. Squire's residence,
and the Dutch Reform-church were
destroyed. Then the lire spread in a
northeasterly direction, and made a
clean swi ep of the entire square be
tween Washington, Columbus, Third
and Fourth streets, one of the best res
idence squares of the city.
The loss on the Cutler House is the
heaviest of all. This house opened in
1872, having cost $100,000. It was a
celebrated resort for tourists from the
South and West. Landlord Irish and
family lose all their personal affects,
and a number of guests lost their per-
The fire depart-
ments of boring Lake, brand
nd Mu -
and Mils Keifou resnonueu io
aid and rendered valuable assistance.
The tire was tinier control by six
o'clock. Over thirty families were
burned out, and not" more than halt a
do-n saved auvthing at all.
A Sy.tem that Needs .hanging.
No reasonable man, who is n.t an
o!ject of charity, would think of go
ing into a grocery" store and asking
tha proprietor to wrap him up ten
j ound" of sugar or a bushel 1 ot meal as
a gift. Yet tiiere are hundreds of per
sons in every community who seems
to think the columns ot a newspaper
are public property, and the editr a
man whose business it is to pun
every private enterprise of whatever
nature, publish calls lor public meet
ings, church fairs, obituary notices.
resolution of thanks, tribute, ot re-
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sneet. and a that sort ot thing tor
nothing, and pay for house rent, blank
paper and printers hire tor the privi-
lege of doing it; and they do no: nesi
tate to ask the publisher" to give them
dollars' upon dollars' worth of free ad
vertising, when they would not think
of asking their groceryman to made
them a donation of ten cents worth
of goods. This is wrong, and the
whole system needs changing. The
columns of a newspaper represent the
sto-k in trade of the proprietor his
means of livlihood and to ask him to
give away his space, is an injustice
and imposition upon a cenwus, home
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loving class of citizens the editors of
our land who are entitled to more
considerate treatment and better things
at the hands of fcbeirj people. ilendei
s?m h'old IsnfL
A Chicago dime museum manager is
trying to get hold of Geroniwo and Sit
Work liaskets on Which is mounted
"a real stuffed kitten," wrfh ribbon
about it, neck, is a novelty for sale I5r
Paris this season.
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After two years, work has beev re
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gun in 1874, and may be t-ompteted in
a year. j
At Levington. Ky? a lawsuit that
was begun in IM I mr just been set
tled. It relatetLkoa btml claim, ond
the sum in dispute wasoriginally about
Some years, age. Job n McCI ore took
up a piece of cactus land in Los Ange
les count v, Cal., and set it io grapes.
Last spring he ref used $1 50,000 for the
The people- the United States
use annnalU abaci seven postal cards
for every nmitv woan and child; that
is to sav. t heir tot a! consumption for a
A remm-ka-We cave in Stone ninmfr,
Kansas., is said to have beea e sabred
or tweWmileSy to have tw rivers
and miHioojs- of bats. (sounds
as if Jot Mulhattou uad been out
THi wheel userf hm lapidaries is
a tbi t. y upper disk c barged on the edge
witU i powdered emery,. or a steel disk
chiirgpd, with diamond; dust. It is
usedliiLt&e sAme manner, as a circular
A French, coiin of tTiy time of Louis
fXl!V' was fourufc in a cornfield at Ma
nan go,, lud a few days ago. It is sup
fGed to have been there tuce the days
whom the French traded ib the In
dians;. Illo piioUographsou the Waiie House
des& ot hatti? born since the election
and, rnuntfd, Ben jamin Harrison make a
big; bundle. Every state of thelfhian,
wit4t bst ae oc two exceptions has
Tlha-Tafcest marine infernal machine
is a flout iii" buttering ram, in vented for
Amenuta. It consists of acigarshaped'
boat, mud entirely of thick steel, and
operated bx the captain only, who is
lodged- hi an invulnerable turrent..
Such, a. (joutrivance as this is capable of
sinking; bh largest ironclad with,, the
greatest eese. .
Who. Owns the Country?
Let us inquire whether-thcre is any
excessive concentration of wealth go
ing 00 i the Uuited States of Ameri
ca. Leaving-mere clamor and unsup
ported ussenbkm out of consideration
on either side,, let its look into facts.
As bite as 184 It hers was but one man
in this couiitiiy who was reputed to he
worth more thfliu $5,000,(XX, and
though some estimated his. wealth at
c20,000,U0trr these- is 110 good reason
for believing it to have been so great.
At the smallest reasonable estimate.
there must now be more than two hun
dred and fifty persons ka. this country
whose wealth averages ovef .a,lH)U,OUO
for each. But let us call the number
only two hundred. Income tax re
turns show that the number of iacomes.
when arranged in large classes, multi
plies by from three to fivefold for
every reduction in the amount qi one-
half. For extreme caution, however,
we estimate the increase in the num
ber of incomes at a very much lower
rate than this. At this reduced nte
the amount of wealth in the handsHof
person- worth 300.CUO each in the
United States-would be about as fob
lows: 200 persons at..
. . f). 000, OOO
This estimate is very far below the
actual truth. Yet, even upon this br..
sis, we are confronted with the- start
ling result that 31.000 persons now
possess three-fifths of the whole na
tional wealth, real and personal ac
cording to the highest estimate (."V
000,000,000) which any one has yet
ventured to juake of the aggregate
amount. Nor is this. con lusion at all
How Christ Should be Received.
One evening pteirfcps Lamb andsome
of his friends were conversing on the
probable effect upon themselves if thejr
were brought face to face with the
great aad wonderful dead. "Think,"
s id one, " if Dante were to enter the
room ! How should we meet the .man
who had trod the fiery pavement of
the Inferno, whose eves had ptercul
the twilight; and breathed the still,
clear air of the mount of the l'ltryttto-
io, whose mind had contemph.ted tho
mysteries of glory in the highest
heave:! ? " " Or suppose, ' said another.
"'Shakespeare were to come? "Ah !
cried Lamb, his wh ile face brighten'
ing, " how I should fling my. arm "p.
how we should welcome Jiim, that king
of thoughtful men!" And mpfuwe
said another, " Christ trere to enter? "
The whole face and attitude of Jrab
were in an iusta:.t changed. "Of
cm,rse," said 1,P, in a deep tone of So
lemnity, " we should fall npli
knees." Sunday at Ilvuie. -