VOliXI.-THIRD SEIIES. -
SALISBURY, N. C. THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1
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rla iTv kinds, and cannot e sold in ;one-tn.ra or all the tobacco
liftiilitlioinuliltudf of low test. snort ; fi,u -,rl,l r..o
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Bill Aid in Kentucky.
All the blue grass I ever saw at home
was green. I thought our climate
or something made it ae ami that I
could find it blue in Kentucky, but it
was the greenest kind of a green, and
on inquiry I learned that it was never
blue except when in bloom, and it
was the bloom that made it look blue
then. I learned that the seed had to
be sown to get a set and that ragweed
and crab grass followed their grain
crops just like they do .here. The
shocks of corn still standing in the
fields were a novelty to me. They
were loaded with ears, and the farm
ers could be seen husking, and the
golden yellow corn lying on the ground
L i.U , v i " i
mjf iru siue oi me snocKs. ut course
they have to tear the shocks down to
C 1 1.1- I .1 . ".i
luiuuie ears, oat tney put tnem up
gain, and like our fodder-stacks, they
stand in the field untH they are needed.
Tobacco is the great money crop, and
you can see samples hanging in the
stores and even in the counting-rooms
ot the banks. They told me that
the state of
fnriBmirliani & Co., Ymtig & Bos-
K. P. Murphy.
P A K. t 1 1 1 IM W. L. D(.u(tl' nam.' and
UAmi'" price arcalaiu'd on the
bottB Jf the dealer cannot -upply you.
Laced Grain and Creed-
r&tiiTproof. . .'
st. Ill I lie worm.
MEN!' INK II.M-Si;VKI) SHOE.
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lOr.ICK AM FAKMKKS' SHOB.
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kit.-, itovs' sf iiOl.hMOE8.
HpHpde in Conprcss. Button and I.acc.
t3?2 SHOES tis.
,7." MitiK vt'ii jiiiant,.
lepial. ltest Styls. "Best Kitting.
MlglaSt Brockton, Mass. Sola by
I found the
As every county and
has its own individuality.
an pretended people of Flemingburg
proud to shy that rleming county has
fewer rich people than any county in
the btate, and there were more farm
ers worth from eiht to ten thousand
dollars than could be found in the
same area anywhere else. That is say
ing a great deal ior the happiness of
their people. The golden mean is the
and his compliments to bary Packen-
ham in, when our tram moved off and
spoiled the story. The Colonel said he
had never married for reasons too ted
ious to mention, but had recently con
cluded to do so, and was now looking
around for a mate. Success to him.
He looks like he is good for a score or
two of years.
On our return we met a wreck near
Dal ton, and were delayed five hours of
the night. In our car were two young
girls,nchly and tastefully dressed. Our
attention was attracted to them as they
chatted together and counted their
money. One said there was ninety
dollars, and the other said it was eigh
ty-live, and they counted and recount
ed, and made it eighty and sometimes
a hundred, and soon began to reel over
toward each other. Then they took a
drink out of a bottle, and giggled and
counted their money again. A gen
tleman beh Hid us said that was the
third drink since they had left Chatta
nooga. When we met the wreck most
of us left the car'and went forward to
view the provoking prospect. On our
return we missed those girls, and a
lady told us they were outside in a
diteh ! Ahd sure enough they were,
their hats off and their beautiful seal
skins and furs and dresses mingled
with the mud as they reposed in a
drunken sleep. It was very dark, but
after awhile the lanterns came and
they were taken to si shanty near by,
and we left them in their shame. On,
Early Iredell History.
Cof. Statesville Landmark.
During the session of the North Car
olina Legislature held in 1788-9, an act
was passed to establish a new county
out of the western part of Rowan, to
be called Iredell, in honor of James
Iredell, Sr., who was soon after ap
pointed by President George Washing
ton an Associate Justice of the Su
preme Court of the United States.
On the fourth Monday in March,
1789, certain persons, supposed to have
been magistrates of old Rowan county,
but living within the territory to be in
cluded in the new county, met at some
place, not known, and opened a Court
of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. These
l-sons were David Caldwell, John
uggins, (great grandfather of Mrs.
Dr. Harrill, Mrs. H. C. Cowles, and
others,) Joseph Sharpe and Charles
After organizing the court the fol
lowing grand jury, the first ever organ
ized in Iredell, was drawn, sworn and
John McHenry, Will McClelland,
Largest Span of Masonry n the World.
Imbedded in Cabin John Bridge, the
largest single span of masonry in the
world, is a tablet setting forth that
certain high officials of the United
States Government participated in the
laying of the corner stone of the struc
ture which conveys water to the na
tional capital. This arch, which is 220
feet across and 101 feet in height, was
commenced in the spring of 1853,
when Defferson Davis was.Secretary of
War, and for four years he superin
tended every detail of this great-work.
Pipes nine feet in diameter carry the
water from the great falls of the Poto
mac River across this stupendous piece
of masonry, and it was deemed only
just and proper that' the name of Jef
ferson Davis should appear on the tab-
At the moment the most conspicu
ous man in the world is Henry M.
Stanley. Every newspaper in Europe
and America .simultaneously announc
ed his arrival upon the eastern coast of
Africa. Europe spoke by the German
Emperor offering him a war ship to
carry him from Zanzibar, and welcom
ing him to the triumph Of a hero. He
is honored as the chief of travellers, as
hero of romance; and his comrade, Mr.
'Joseph Thomson, who thought him
hopelessly lost, now hastens to cele
brate his Homeric exploits and his
Napoleonic energy. Germany and
England prepare for him an unprece-
ueutcu reception, in wnicn practically
every country and the intelligence of
tbe world will iom. The
the United States at the time the work
was inaugurated, and who turned lip
the first spadeful of earth, an example
mr li i t m V n Q m r rS wwr r W rk tm f . m I
ugh Hall, Adam Allison, James Potts, A. t. w of . Rn;rtn ilftl1
Andrew Morrison, Henry Laze n by, I , , f. k :i
pi , a urcn iu progress lur u suurii wine, il
join. I he newsDaner
reporter has scaled the heights ot dis-
let in question together with that of nction, iind written his name by those
Franklin Pierce, who was President of 5 Plor-
4iM3 secret oi sucn renown ls-muuen.
It is the instinctive delight' of
i i r i i ,i in i i a
John aicL-ieiiHiia. oeni. negeenv. Ar
thur Chambers, John Sharpe, Sebas
tian Hoop. Hnssentine Matthews, Da
vid Beggerly, Samuel Love.
This court continued in session three
days, and adjourned to meet at Win.
Simon ton's in June, 1789. It is believ-
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line of noixlsin 1 1 is line, niav
always be found.
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d ? .mn: fa ; ri;i;i;s,
ScrflSawinff. Wood Turnine:.
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ISksTINCS OF ALL KINDS
SteaMliigines and Boilers, Steam and
Hlr Water Pipe,
tfflf ftinir?, Shafting. Pulley Hangers.
Hijiiiery of all kinds repaired
1 SHOUT XOTTCK
Mil & Council!
jppied tlie ofliee over Mr. Wil
town's stove store. -where thev
found at all hours, davrnd niirht.
I J. It. CAMPBELL, M. D.',
J. B. COUNCILL, M. D.
1889. 4m -
i'M-ii!i' i n
the world. Our facilities r
uneq'iaU-d. an J to tntrrdacoar
i-prnoriro'Ml will arndrBEl
tooK I'KBSOM irt each locality
a, above. Only those who write
to us at once can make sure of
the chance All yon have to do in
return ia to abow our poods to
tho who call your netphbora
and those around you The be-a-tnninc-
of thla advertisement
TjU following cat fives the appearance 6f it reduced to
icth r.3rt of itshnlk. It is a mud. double sire tele-
lfcr;et is easy to carry We willalaoshow vouhowyoa
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j"-rn. Ketter write tt once We pavall ei mmm charpa
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IIUIKG LOTS FOBS
roiis want in' to buv Immtinir lois
IJiiljmtOBe -College xw 'requested
Mile :i MM I 1 I ll.TIrl"
(jfve me neither poverty nor
Millersburg is noted for education:
falvaiitaos. Two prosperous colleges,
one for 1 oys and one for girls, are there
and they have patrons from all over the
Southern States. The female college
is an especial favorite with the people
of Arkansas. Dr. Pope, the president,
is a Georgian, and, of course, that has
something to do with the success and
pro perity of his school. From care
ful observation 1 will venture to say
that there aie more teachers from
Georgia scatter d over the South than
troni any other three States. Dr. Pope
has near 3(H) girls in his charge, and
90 of tJieni are boarding in his house
hold. Just think of it! What a fam
ily! What a responsibility! Their
morals, theiiMlianners, and their health
all to he- cared fujin addition to their
They come from different house
holds with different training, different
tra.ts of character, aifferent habits, ami
all iiave to be assimilated and governed
alike and made to conform to any sys
tem. What a compliment it is to the
President and his wife that as the old
er girls graduate and marry their
younger sisters are sent to take their
places, and in many cases the children
have taken the mothers' place. What
a splendid chance these college boys
have to chose their mates, and vice
versa. I have always thought it was
a good plan to have a college for boys
where there was one for girls. It is
the next best thing to a mived school
that I know of.
From Millersburg I went overland
to Paris. A friend with a good horse
took me over the splendid turnpike
nine miles in fortv minutes, and we
did not seem to be in a hurry. The
i i i i i j
reins were carelessly loose in ins nanu,
and he had time to tell who lived in
w t, .
every house along the way and some
thing of the family history. That
horse never broke Ins trot for a mo
ment nor seemed to be pressed or tired
We .passed the toll-gates without stop
ping, for the rule was pav as you re
turned. Oh. these delightful roads!
Why can't we have them in Georgia?
A lovelier country than that around
Paris and Lexington eye never looked
upon. The farming lands command
one hundred dollars an acre easily,
and where pleasantly situated near
nike. and having a grove in front of
the mansion, bring twice that sum.
These roads add largely to their val
ue. A team that would struggle ami
strain oyer our roads with two
thousand pounds will easily haul five
thousand pounds in Kentucky, and do
it in half the time. -
Fine horses are the big thing there
every body talks horse. lhe women
and the children and the preachers
know the pedigree of the thorough
bred4jetter than they know the ances-
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try of their most intimate neighbors.
Col. Stoner showed me a colt that he
had refused five thousaand dollars for,
and yet L couldn't see that it was as
fine a colt as several we had exhibited
here at our little olt show last fall.
"Blood--blood pedigree makes the
difference!" said he. 6oJL Stoner owns
Baron Wilkes, that he has refused
seventy-five thousand dollars for. A
minute in a horse's speed makes a dif-
ferenc of thousands m n value no:
not his value, but his price. Col.
G ruddock, the venerable editor the
Kentucklan, came in the car as I was
leaving and saluted me in a tumult
tuous and hilarious manner; I was sorry
to part from him.
There were some questions about
Daniel Boone that I wished answered,
and it was told me that the Colonel
wjis an intimate friend of Boone's. All
matters of aattqaiaty are referred to
him, and his decision is final. He told
me about his service in tlie Mexican
war. and had iust begun to narrate
how General Jackson sent him to the
British at New Orleans with a- coffin
the pity of it! the pity of it! We hed that Wm. bimpton lived where Col.
were told they were milliner girls on ! Julian Allen now lives. The title to
a Saturday evening lark. Now, there j this property is believed to be one of
is somebody to bran.e about that, for j the oldest to be found in Iredell county,
it is against the order of woman's na- It was made to Robert Allison and
ture. Fathers, mothers, look after signed by the agents of the Earle of
your girls. Look kindly, tenderly, Granville, March 5th, 1852, and on re
fiimly. Keep them at home if you cord in Rowan county, June 23d, 178V).
pursuant to an act or tne wenerai As
sembly the following persons attended
at the house of Wm. Duffey (it is be
lieved that Wm. Duffey lived on or
near the lauds now owned by Col.S. A.
Sharpe, about 3 miles east of States
ville,) and were sworn in as justices of
two the peace for the county of Iredell, and
I after being qualified in due form, open-
And there is a liov that troubles me. ed court, present: David Caldwell, Jo-
a lost boy whose name is Willie Lee seph Sharpe, Moses Sanders, Jacob
Thompson, who left his good mother's Nicholas, Christopher Houston.
home in Atlanta nine months ago and lnis was tn nrst court ever neia oy
'a ii i - r t 1 . tr MW1I1
as not been heard from. He is a legally qualified omcers ot .reoeii conn
can, and make home pleasant, be it
ever so humble; make it a home that
the children will love. Don't scold,
don't fret, don't look miserable. Fine
clothes and fine furniture are veiy nice,
but it takes kind, loving words to make
a home. The wreck of a train was bad
enough, but the wreck of those
young lives haunts me.
smart, bright-faced lad of thirteen
years, well educated for one of his age,
slender form, dark hair, large dark eyes
and long eyelashes, comely features
ahd quick in speech. - His mother's
leart is well-nigh broken. Just such
a boy has been here and found a home
with a good farmer, but he left with
some gypsies a few weeks ago.
This boy said he came from Honda,
nd that his father and mother were
dead; but he admitted later that he
had told a story, and said that his
mother lived in Atlanta; but he would
not give his real name. Maybe this
description will meet the eyes of some
one who can locate the boy. A reward
of $25 was offered, and little -descnp- . lowing persons serve as jurors
tion slips sent out all over the country. Superior Court in Salisbury
Mrs. Alice lhompson, the mother,
writes that she will double the reward;
indeed, she will give all the little she
has to find her boy. What good mo
ther would not? What a Christian
gift it would be to her to fold him in
her arms, and weep over him and make
him promise not to leave her again.
She does not want him arrested nor
brought to her by force, but she wants
to find bun and go after him.
Friends to humanity, please look out
for that boy, and if you find him write
to her. And now
A happy New Year to the rich,
A year full of comfort to the poor ;
May no boys run away, no girls get in
Aud the wolf stay away from the door.
Bill A bp.
in his ora
Abraham Lincoln was on one occa
sion trying a case in Sangamon county,
Illinois, against a very able lawyer,
who made such a convincing speech to
the iurv that Mr. Lincoln saw that it
produced an impression,
man was not only precise
tory but in his dress, and
saw a flaw in his usually
tire. "Gentlemen of the
Old Abe, when he arose to speak.
"The gentleman who has just spoken
has made a strong argument. He has
quoted the law and evidence, and it is
not for me to say that he is wrong.
He may be correct in all he has said,
but I want you to take a good look at
him. Look especially at the upper
half, and then, gentlemen, tell me if
i i p . .. ni-
an v man who comes oeiore you wun
his standing collar buttoned, 'wrong
end to,' with the points sticking away
out behind his ears; may not be alto
gether mistaken in all bis arguments."
The plan was successful. Mr. Lin
coln had broken the spell which the
eloquence of his opponent had thrown
over the jury.
Extraordinary Bone Scratching.
Herbert Spcrry, Tremont, III., had Ery
sipelas in bolli leJs- Confined to the house
six weeks. He says: "When 1 was aoleto
"get on my legs, I "hud an itching sensation
"that nearly run me crazy. I scratched
"them raw to the hones. Tried everything
"without relief. I was tormented in this
"way for two years. I then found the
"Clarke's Extract of Flax (Papillon)
'Skin Cure at the drug store, used it, and
'it has cured me found and well.'
Clark's Flax Soup has no equal for Bath
and Toilet. Skin Cure l,00. Soap 2.
cents. For sale at John H. Enniss Dru
ty. The court then appointed the fol
lowing officers as required by law:
Abner Sharpe, clerk; Hugh Tor
Adjourued to meet at Wm. Simon
ton's, June 24th, 1789. Met at Wm.
Simonton's and appointed Adlai Os
borne attorney for the State; Andrew
Kilpatrick, register; James Alexander,
entry taker; Thomas Hall, stray master;
Wm. Sharpe, surveyor.
Iredell county was now organized
with a county court and all necessary
No Suoenor Court had vet been es
tablished, as the following will show:
"Ordered by the court that the fol
Worke, John Little, John McCaull, Sr.,
Jas. Stephenson, Thonias loung, Wm
"Ordered by the court that any one
returning property for taxation for the
year 119V in this county or lwwan
county, must, when the line is run, pay
in the county in which they live.'"
The court continued to meet at Wm.
Simonton's until the 24th of March,
1790, and adjourned that day to meet
in June at Statesville. This is the first
time Statesville is mentioned in the re
cords of the ceurt, and the site had
probably just been selected and the
June, 1790, court met at Statesville
and tradition says it was in a log house
on the corner of what is now Broad
and Tradd streets, south of the Baptist
September, 1790. It was ordered by
the court that the following rates be
allowed by the several tavern-keepers
1 half pint good whiskey 0 1 0
1 u u of rum 0 1 0
1 " " of brandy 0 1 0
For breakfast, dinner or sup-
progress tor a short time, it
was noticed one dav that the name of
Jefferson Davis had been chiseled out
of the tablet of sandstone, and there
was merely a long line before the title
of Secretary of War. Numerous rea
sons have been given as to who author
ized the erasure of the name of Jeffer
son Davis from the tablet, but all have
wound up with the commonly accepted
heory that it was done by order of the
great War Secretary, Edwin M. Stan
Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, who
was Captain o Engineers was assigned
by Jefferson Davis to duty in connec
tion with the construction of the
Washington aqueduct, when ques
tioned on the subject, said that he re
membered the circumstances very well.
President Pierce also transferred
the supervision of these works to the
Secretary of War, who was Jefferson
Davis. When he left the War De
partment in 1857 the work was still
being performed under the directions
of the War Department, and this was
continued until the civil war broke
out. At that time it was important
for army officers and especially engi
neers, to go to other stations and du
ties, and the work .of supervising the
construction of the works was turned
over to the Interior Department, whose
Secretary was Caleb B. Smith. One
afternoon, in company with a party of
gentlemen, Secretary Smith drove up
to the Cabin John Bridge to see how
the aqueduct was progressing, and the
tablet bearing the name of Jefferson
Davis attracted his attention. He re
marked that such a distinction was too
great for such a traitor as Jefferson
Davis, and, the m?xt morning, a work
man was sent up to cut out the objec
tionable name with his chisel. On my
return from a trip West in connection
with my duties as Quartermaster-Gen
eral, I visited the new aqueduct span
and discovered what had been done
during my absence. It did not meet
with my approbation at the time, and
I have never ceased to deprecate the
erasure of the name of an official who
took such aa interest in the aqueduct
and .who while in the Congress of the
United States had been foremost in
urging an appropriation for such work,
which was completed in 1859. By at
tempting to obliterate the name of
Jefferson Davis from the tablet where
it had been properly placed more prom
inence was given him than was even
contenapled, for the invariable remarks
of visitors to the bit? arch brine out
heroism, in personal courage, in peril
ous adventure happily surmounted.
It is a career which implies an un
daunted spirit, immense resource, com
plete self-possession, and prompt seiz
ure and improvement of opportunity.
They are the qualities which in other
spheres of activity found states, baffle
apparently resistless forces, and change
the course of history. Stanley has
confronted the almost boundless and
unknown forests and jungles, the mo
rasses and waters and mountains, of a
continent swarming with savage hos
tility, with pestilence, and a myriad
nameless obstructions, in an impene
trable silence and absolute separation
from the rest of the world and from all
hope of communication or succor.
And upon him alone, upon his health,
strength, intelligence, spirit, nerve,
and persistence, not only one life, but
the lives of hundreds, the welfare of
thousands, increased knowledge, and
the progress of civilization depended.
He has not failed. He has overcome.
It is not a picnic from which he emer
ges, but he comes a conqueror from a
tremendous and prolonged conflict
with what seemed invincible forces.
When Dr. Kane returned from his
gteat voyage to the north pole a
small, quiet, refined, and modest man
Thackeray, who was then in this coun
try, met him one day at dinner, and
heard his simple and thrilling story.
When Kane paused, Thackeray arose
to his full height, and gravely asked to
be permitted to kneel and kiss his foot.
It was a humorous form of the instinc
tive homage of the hardy English race
to indomitable pluck and persistence.
It is the same feeling which will bring
Germany and England to receive Stan
ley as a conqneror not from the battle-fields
or bloody decks, but from the
long contest with savage nature, which,
whether at the icy north or the burn
ing equator, has also had the profound
est fascination from the night, three
centuries ago, when Sir Humphrey
Gilbert's light suddenly vanished upon
the ocean to the happy morning, just
now when Stanley was known to have
arrived at Zanzibar. "Heaven is as
near by sea as by land,v said the un
conquerable Sir Humphrey, and Stan
ley's letter is in the same high strain.
THE MODERN MAIDEN.
Oaseriptfcm of Wealthy I'hltadetphta
Gtrla Sweet Little Snuggery.
The modern girl, when she retires
from tho madding crowd to commune
with her own ideas, is apt to retreat to
a den that has been arranged according
to her special tastes and in whose fur
nishing she oftentimes displays a signal
ability in disposing of sight drafts on
the Government. - ,
The special feature of a well-fl ed
den this winter is quite apt to bo a
toilet set of three pieces in fanciful
rococo curves. A yellow-haired young
woman, whose namo there is no need of
giving but who belongs to that much
envied clan, American girls of the
leisure class, has a beautiful little
boudoir fitted in blue and gold. The
walls are hung in palo blue silks
sprinkled with rose petals, and there are
special pieces of furniture in ormolu
inlaid with Sevres plaques, a mantel
with a pair of Dresden china candle
sticks, a little clock' In ormolu and
dainty accompaniments too many to de
scribe. Adjoining this room Is a dressing
room, and here sho tilts her blonde head
and pensively droops her snowy lids be
fore a drossing-table, the wood of which
is entirelycovered with bluo and white
satin, with jewels of crystal glass set
in the frame at intervals. On the table
stands a large plate-glass mirror and
the brushes and combs in repousse sil
ver, tho perfumed waters and delicate
lotions that go to make up a f ashionablo
girl's paraphernalia stand beneath a fan- .
tastically shaped blno satin canopy. A
chair and a second and smaller side-tablo
corresponding mako up tho complete
service of this shrino to tho graces and
The fair maid who is more literary
than frivolous will havo an old-fashioned
mahogany writing-desk littered with
heaps of crested note-paper, silver ink
stand and pen and a dozen other uten
sils in silver standing by the window of
If she doesn't tako to mahogany her
desk will bo rosewood with spindle legs,
and looking as if itmigbthave belonged
to her grandmother, who penned love
letters seated before it with a quill that
needed mending, and, perhaps, mis
spelled not a few of her words, says the
Philadelphia Times. Instead of rose
wood there may bo sixteenth century
oak, massive, slmpio In. snap' and
mounted with silver.
BRIDE AT THIRTEEN,
Hats Worth Cracking.
If the cotton crop of 1889 is as large
as that of 1888, 49,000,000 yards of
bagging will be required to wrap the
If the cotton is wrapped in jute,
$4,900,000 will pass out of the planter's
If the cotton is wrapped in cotton
tho Ktnrv of the dead Secretary of War. ba&srine. $4,900,000 will remain inside
I am only too glad to bear witness to the lines of the cotton States to be add-
the fact that Mr. Stanton had nothing ed to the circulating medium,
to do with the transaction, and it was The making of 49,000,000 yards of
purely a personal matter on the part of cotton bagging will consume 100,000
Secretary Smith of the Interior De- bales of cotton, which decreases the
little Mls Tennyuoa Bow Away
Her Klder Sister's Lover.
Milton Boswell, tiopnty-seven years
old, who has been courting a young ladj
twenty-three years eld, has been. mar
ried to his sweetheart's litljo' thirteen- -year-old
sister, says tho- .Washington
Post. About a year ago he fell in lovb
with a Miss Tennyson, of South Wash
ington. Mr. Boswell popped tho ques
tion one night last( spring, and a day
was set for the marriage.. Boswell and
Miss Tennyson had a dispute over somo
trifling matter, but it was, thought that
tho matter was settled, as his visits be
came more and mora frequent. There
was, however, another attraction at the
homo of the Tcnnyspns for hiro, and
that attraction was tho thirteen-year-old
sister. Boswell often left his oftlco in
the afternoon, when school was dis
missed, and acted as escort to Miss Ma
bel, who was as deeply in lovo with Bos
well as ho was with her. Tho older sis
ter never suspc cted that she was being
slowly but surely "cut ot,M as tho
school-girls term it.
Boswell invested a portion of his sal
ary in a brand-new black Prince Albert
suit thoother night and thon mado his
way to tho homo of tho girl in South
Washington. Young Mabol was at tho
gate waiting for him. Together they
boarded a Soventlf street car and went
south as far as M stroet, where ono of
tho Anacostia cars was standing. After
about an hour and a half of painfuf sue
penso tho car slowly moved off tho turn,
tablo and went as far as Four-and-a-half
and M streot, whoro it ran off tho
In another hour they were on their
way again chatting gayly and calling
each other pet names, much to the
amusement of tho passengers in tho ,
car. At last Anacostia was reached,
and, going to the residence of Mr. John
L. Pontes, Rev. Georgo Bowman was,
called in and tho knot was tied. Tho,
newly-mado Mr. and Mrs, Boswell went
to tho homo of the bride's parents, bn
Mr. Tennyson declined to receive them.
1 night's lodging 0 0
1 nnart of corn or oats 0 0
A horse at fodder or hay 1
night 0 1 0
What would be said of a court of the
present day that should undertake to
regulate the price of spirituous liquors
or.pf board and lodging and the feed
of a horse? How would $4 per gallon
for whiskey, rum, or brandy, and the
price oruerea oy court, uiiw; pw,
thirsty juror or witness attending court
All accounts, one hundred years ago
were kept in pounds, shillings and
pence, aud the judgments and bills of
cost were made out in that way, in
stead of dollars and cents, as at the
Clarke's Extract of Flax Cough Cure
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Don't contradict your wife. Don't
tell a man he is a stranger to the truth
because he happens to be smaller than
yourself. Errors of this kind have
been known to be disastrous. Never
go to bed with cold or damp feet.
Leave them beside the kitchen fire
where they will lie handy to put on in
the morning. It ia bad to lean your
back against anything cold, particular
ly when it is an icy pavement, upon
which your vertebral arrangement has
caromed with a jolt that shakes the
buttons off your coat. Always eat
vonr breakfast before beginning your
journey. If you haven t any break
fast, don't journey. After violent ex
ercise like putting up the stove or
nailing down carpets never ride
around town in an open carriage. It
is better to walk. It is also cheaper.
When hoarse, speak as little as possi
ble. If you are not hoarse, it won't do
any harm to keep your month shut,
too. Don't light the fire with kero
sene. Let the hired girl do it. She
hasn't any wife and children. You
have. Don't roam around the house in
your bare feet at the dead of night try
ing to piek up stray tacks. Men have
been known to dislocate their jjiw
through this bad practice. When you
see a man put the lighted end of a ci
gar in his mouth, don't ask him if it is
hot enough. Serious injury has often
resulted from this habit. rhiltfdelftkM
number of bales for market and en
hances the value of the remainder one
fourth per pound, making the gain to
the planters $8,505,000.
The J. R. Adams factory can put a
bale of cotton into its spinning room
for $6.77 less than it can lie laid down
in Lowell, Mass.
If the cotton was spun in the South
47,390,000 would be saved in the
freight charges, etc.
A better dav is coming for in 1887
the product of the Southern cotton
mills was i&8,000,000 against $1,000,
000 in 1880.
It is a fact worthy of strong empha
sis that cotton mills are increasing
more rapidly in the South than any
Common sense will, at no distant
day, compel the spinning of raw ma
terial where it can be done the cheap
est. The way to have cheap goods is to
make them at the least expense.
The cotton of 1889, if sold as hereto
fore, will give the planters $300,000,
000; if wholly manufactured in the
South, the great sum of $1 ,000,f)00,000.
The difference in the price of the
raw material and that of the manufac
tured article is $700,000,000 in favor of
No other country in the world could
have existed as long as the South has
under such a system of drainage.
Let the day be hasted when the
fanners of these United States will re
ceive just profits for their products.
J. It. LendWi hi Old Hmne$Unl.
Mr. Lincoln Marriage Notice.
An original copy of tho Sangamon
Journal, printed at Sprinjrfleld, 111.,
November 11, 1842, was added to tho
collection of newspapers at tho Libby
Prison War Museum, at Chicago, a few
days ago. The paper at that time was
supporting Henry Clay for the Presi
dency, and his namo is conspicuous at
tho top of the editorial column. In tho
advertising columns of tho paper is the
following marriago notice: 'Married in
this city the 14th inst., at the residence
of N. W. Edwards, esq., by Eev. i
Dresser, Abraham Lincoln, esq., to Miss,
Mary Tod, daughter of Robcr Tod, esqn
of Lexington, Ky." . This tells a story
in which every American is interested,
and tho paper is believed to bo the only
copy in existence containing it
Sad Fate of a WofffUh.
Thirteen years ago Benjamin Qoble,
flremah on tho Erlo railroad, living at
Port Jervis. N. Y., took a drink from
tho Mississippi river, and last week htit
expelled from his stomach a live Mis.
sissippi dogfish which measured eighteen
Inches n length and had a head as.
largo as an egg and fins our inches
long. Ho believes lie swallowed an in-,
fant dogfish at the time mentioned and
that it has been alivo in his stomach
ever since. Certain it is that for many
years ho has had a distress in his
stomach which at times waasoacute as
to render tho services of aphysiciaa
necessary. Ho was under the earo of a
physician when the ilsh was expelled
Two Cn innwcrcd QoeotloM. "
"Why," said tho husband, "doyou put
the hair of another woman on yous
head?" "Why," re urtd his better half,
"do you wear the skin of anofcher calf on
your bauds?" .
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