10, XX1,THIBD SEKIES.
SALISBURY, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1890.
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COME! SEE! BUT!
I,. W. WRIGHT,
Ike Leading Furniture Dealer and Undertaker
iiig the Largest and Best Assorted St xk
ture ever brought to this place.
Mohair Cnudi TMusdi al ftC.OO. Former
jru t 75.C0.
Silk Plushat. $r0 00. Foimcr price,
Wool Plush nt 135.00. Foirecr prior,
-$45,00. ' y
' PIANOS AX1) ORGANS.
Wilcox and White Organs ami Decker
Bros., Chickt ring. & Sns ai d Whtclocfc
BED ROOM SUITS! ,
Antique Oak, Antique Ashe, Cherry and
Walnut at pric-tfrthat defy competition.
I A LAltGE STOCK
Of Chain afi, JUattrrms of all Kind,
Spring Btds, Work Tables for Ladies,
Pictures and PiturcTFnunes of every stxle
mill quality alwaxs in stock, or will be
in adc to older on lliort notice at reason
A large stock of Baby Carriages with
wtrew heels at $7.50.
ilk Pluah Seal (and Satin Parasol Car
riages with wire wheel at only 16.50.
Fount rly wdd for $4-2. 50.
I NDERTAKING DEPARTMENT 1
8pcial attcntivn givea to Mpdxrtakiiig
iu all iu Uranchva, at all hours day and
Paitlrt wishing n y services at niht will
call mt my resilience on Bank street, in
Thanking my friends and the public
generally for past patronage and a. king a
continuance of the s:iime, I am.
Yours anxious to ole:ise,
a. w. Wright,
Leading Furniture Dealer.
J This apnee belongs to
J W.R REISNER. J
Watch it next week. II
A Warning to Bashful Men,
He sat beside her near the stove,
A prey to bnshfulness;
To her bespoke no words of love,
Not sought her hand to press.
No maiden ever had been wooed
By Jiim the fact was plain;
For silently he sat and chewed
The knob upou his cane.
Sometimes he at the ceiling gazed,
Sometimes his glance would stray
To her; but when her eyes she raised,
looked another way.
And thus they silent sat till she
Said, "John, I ought to state
That pa and ma are out to tea.
A ml won t return till late.
"Now while they're absent, do not
But pray remember this:
My hand you must not try to squeeze,
Nor steal from me a kiss.,'
At once the knob that graced his cane
John from his mouth withdrew;
Ingali's Eulogy of Beck.
KLOQL'EKT WORDS OP THE VICIOC8 KAN
SAS IN MEMORY Of THB GREAT KEN-TCCKIAK.
that the energy of the earth will be
expended, and it will become incapable
of supporting life. A group of feeble
and pa I id survivors in some sheltered
valley in the tropics will In hold the
rn tha tk TTnifol States uk below the horizon and the
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.... Uw. o-j.i a a..ir..M mrniew wan jniurr in me iniauigni
Hnii .lamps It. SKy ineiist man win perish, una
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Wu.L' ,t,.,.n,lnr rni KpntllCICV. I Bl'l "III HW HlnMI till CJirill WIIII-
Addresses were delivered bv Senators ulu' . "' u wmwni-ri-, iw
Blackburn, I.igalls, Vest, Allien, Ev-1 w l'5 heat will vanish, and
....o h..i Pltb u:.mnfnn tne pianet win oe an une cinder use-
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Gibson, Coke. MePherson and Carlisle
The best written of all those addresses
was that of Senator InealK which
was in full as follows:
Mr. I NO ALLS. Mr. President, rug
ged, robust, and indomitable, the in
carnation of physical force and intel
lectual energy. Senator Beck seemed a
part of nature, uiseoerable from lite
lessly spinning in its orbit.
Every hour some world dies unno
ticed in the finnuiient; some sun
. ii i i i .i
smoiimers to e liners nnu sisiies on tne
hearthstone of infinite space, and the
mighty maze of svstems sweeps cease
lessly onward in its voyage of doom to
remorseless and unsparing destruction.
With the dissapeuranceof man from
How to Soften Hard Timet. -
There is a general hue and cry i
agricuitural depression and hard times
among the farmers. Over production,
poor markets, and low prices, until they-
feel they are on the verge of financial
A farmer who seemed o feel no of-
Warpingr of Wood.
As lumber is now sawn, every bo t: d
but one will war) and cnrl up in the
process of seasoning. The Teas, n for
this is plain. It the boards hi sawn
from ttie side of the log, the gra n
rings of the nvood lis in circles, whicu
h ive a gmtter length on oneide than
feet of the symptons of financial dis-J upon the other side of the l oinl. A
ease when asked why not, replied, kl ' bond cut from the very-centre of the
have always something to sell; I never
take an inferior atticle to market; I
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and exempt from infirmity. Accus- in iri, an traee ot this existence
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Iniii fnr imrav MNifini to t he eXHtbl-1 ,rc a I'.u tcex, uiwers auu
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Hi.n ,if him m-fidlmniw nrttvitv. his in- empies ne nas renriHl, the institutions
1 p i' 1 1 1 1 I 'L a .1 hp I IS isf:i 1 1 is inil flin i ili.x lio h-tsi
v mi &it ! uini'i. itim't 1 i.iiiL- Mvi ueiaiigao e laoors, ins strenuous ci - v...v
And wild, 1 wont, don t tUink, MISS I rt ..''.. :t. .i 1. I bmhUl Hip lw.t l. he nn.wtnUl
11 icts. 1 recall me eniuuuu wivii nicu - 71 ws.. v...,
I a;.w him stand nainfullv in his n'ace. r,le philosoidnes he has formulated
. 1 I 1 1 CzyalUllAn iirt llti.i'.if i.K.t .ml
iiid announce wim stranze nnoB "" """i hwiouio mm ruuwi
1 "-ill ti ,1 1 . . i
that for th first time 111 twentv vejtrs Se w,l e obliterated and engtilted
he found himself unable to participate empty ana vacant oblivion
The gaciit globt! itself,
Yea all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this la'iiSst iuti:il pjgcoat4'.-hJ,
Leave not 11 rack behind.
There is mi intelligence so vast and
enduring that the flaming interval be
tween the birth and death of universes
is more than the fl ish of fire-flies above
flltf 1 i tJ1 1 ii f v if w'limniuiM fmf rOkf 1 1
. I xl . . 111 ' vs. niiiiiiiei , th -wsvooi
t ne name mcsers tvueii tne tiniure is i. ...i.;a.n . j.. i
burned o'.;t: but his work was done. It I 1 :..,..i n in... 1... 1 .....
.. ; 1 flic iiiuiiuiieu 111 tne iiuv.s.s, iiKtj uuooius
was the end. 1.1. ...... u.. u:i.j "...
. ... 1 I MiHm-trr , i unit 111 uif IIIOIIIII SHU,
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s.iu.aiuu uy iu. ...... m.. -... ... . f .! rt..lson
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That I d do that to you!"
A deeper silence then ensued
Thau had prevailed before;
John vigorously his eaue's head chew
ed, A frown Jane's visage wore.
And thus they sat till half-past ten,
And when John rose to go,
And asked if he might call again,
Jane curtly answered "No!"
Laugh and Grow Fat.
First Little lfirl: uls vour doll
French doll?'' Second little girl:
don't know; she can't talk."
in debate. It was as it a torrent hail
V - 1 I
paused midway 111 its descent: or a
tempest had ceased suddenly in its
storm v nroirress. lie lingered for
awhile, as the prostrate oak, to which
he had been appropriately compared by
his late colleague, retains lts verdure
tor a briet interval alter its tall, or as
Teacher: "Johnny, what
highest form of organic life?"
ny: wTh man iu the moon." -n
"Your father was a lawyer, wasn't
he?" uMost of the time. When I
misbehaved, he was a tanner."
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couwniporariHs, ami la-asmeu uy --nriot e less notential than those im
luuitalioiis which he overcame, lus-ca- ..i.i.. n. 1 .
reer cannot be considered otherwise
than extraordinary and of singular
and unusual distinction. An alien.
and not favored by fortune, he con-
aliened the accidents of birth and ob
stacles of race, scaled the formidable
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.. xi..- i 1 narriers tu iranitioii. auu ium; uy sut-
......... t . 1 1 i 1 . Til lil'i k Mro 111 1 - - T
many tu... . , ,., u nnA
this world to the girl who
laugh at iu
lias pretty teeth and dimples
Flattery is like rouge:
heightens the color or. a pretty wom
an's cheeks, but it doesn't do to put it
on too thickly.
Meal time caller: "W hen do
dine r Precious little daughter:
In a great State, proud of its history
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little of it or me lineage 01 iuiiiihh tu..i, for the q!lick ani not for tht, de.w
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mutable statutes that are! the law of
being to tl.e creatures lie has made,
and which compel them to declare that
if the only object ot creation is destruc
tion, if infinity U the theatre of an in
terrupted semes of irreparable c.ilami
ties, if the final cause (bf life is death,
then time is an inexp i&tblc traced v.
I O mi 1
and eternity tin uloicul auu inuefensi
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io, .air. rresnienr, tnis ousequey is
is not au iuconsolabh lamentation. It
is a strain of triumph. It is an a flu
1 ii 1
mation to 1 nose who survive, mat as
our departetl associate, contemplating
at the close of his life the monument
of good deeds he had erected, more en
during than brass aud loftier than the
pyramids of kings, might exclaim with
the Unman poet, Aon ontuts morutt
So, turning to the silent and unknown
future, lie could rely with just ami
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:l it... l-.,....l.-.l lint, thp liahv Cllll I tin. .F iw snn,! mrU v P.ontllliHl tO rvOU- . . '
it urei hi, n I.V..V. -y v. ............ ... .. - - - - -- linnressivo and momentous assurance
1 lornI! lie never iorgot ins , . .. .. ,
k. VA7 a
and statesmen, whose renown is the
imperishable heritage of mankind,
the stranger surpassed the swiftest in
the rac of ambition and the strongest
in the race of supremacv. His tn-
111 UMIVH I I 11 VP tn wait till callers go I'm I uiiiph was not temporary, the brilliant
.,:. .r.il Uimorrv 1 and casual enisode of an aspiring and
unscrupulous adventurer, but a stead
"O no there am t nn lavontes in f:.st and permanent conciuest or me
tliist family F soliloquised Johnny. "0 judgement and affections f an exalted
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110' II 1 Olte illy Uiiawnw 1 cuiiiinit?iicv. h..- iwh"1
l.is whole foot, and they think lL
ou . - 7 mt
is very clever,"
Teacher, to dull lioy-rjf the class:
"Which New England State ha two
capitals?" Bov: New Hampshire.
Teacher: ' Indeed! Name them.'' Caj
ital N and Capital H."
"Your mother must
nativitv, nor the associations of his
youth, he was by choice and prefer
ence and not from necessity an Amer
ican. In his broad aud generous na
ture patriotism was a passion an lntte
gience a sacred and unalterable obliga
tion. A partisan by instinct and con
viction, there was nothing ignoble in
ever delivered to the human race. "He
...... . . . .
that believeth 111 me, though he were
dead yet shall he live; and whosoever
iveth and believeth in me shall never
Kev. frimrose: ; t " ov his partisanship. He tressed the
take a great interest in you, .Ues of party and friendships,
Does .lie always pmjy, """v"" anA n annual to his svniiiathv or COHt-
Johiime: "fsaw. ".:" - .j.
parisoil was cvei ninuc in
He has departetl. His term had not
expired, but his name has been strick
n frmii the rolls of the Senate. His
credentials remain in its archives, but
an honored successor sits unchallenged
in his place. He has no vote nor
choice, but the consideration of great
measures affecting tha interests ot ev
ery citizen of the republic is interrupt
ed. with the concurrence and approva
of fort v-
An. ond V Little
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she never pats me on rue ohck
when she thinks 1 111 c nosing.
How ones love goes out to the man
who, upon being informed as to your
physical symptoms, takes occasion to
remember the case of a man who was
taken just the same way and died before
t :u! ..-h...irpd Jessie, iust four
UIMIC VIII ij-...-. - - -
years old, leing afraid of strange men ()f aii that the representatives of forty
11 lid especially tramps entered the door lwo Commonyvealths may reheai-se the
hurriedly the other day, just reauy m virtues and commemorate tne ca
ci v with, "Mamma, I don't like people a llssociate who is beyond the
that don't work,
Brig: "There is a great deal of
nonsense written alKiut a man .being
tbpbpad of the houses lsnt there.-'
Braggs: "It is all moonshine in my 0f living in
case, at least. I am merely chairman d (y .
of the committee on approrpianuu.
In a suburban school a teacher gave
out tl.e word "PsaUer" to a class in
n: U was a "noser" to all until
i ..,.h,.d the foot of the class, when
curly-headed Jittle fellow spelt it cor-
rectly, ancHnring asked to define it,
shouted out, "More sait.
Wlu.ii Klnssv went into the county
last summer, she was furnished with a
ji..iU, r..- bor hpdroom. She had
that kiml of light before,
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and she imiueilmtely exclaimed, U
mamma, see the little gas wuu a nan,
t the telephone exchange lately, a
call came in from a n r.a
store. "Hello!" "Hello!" What is
it?" "Mamma says send up a stick o!
txtts and a bale of Imy" in a child s
voice "Who is it for? inquired the
feed man. "Why, for the cow o
cours'," drawled the youngster aua
Sunday afternoon a little girl was
walking with her mother in the neigl -
oorhoou of Uopiey oquaie, 1
many people were seen on Hi
Whit 5,.v all these people
:namma?" She asked, "lhey are
2oin to the church, my dear, was the
respond "Didn't they go to church
in the morning, Ihe way we did
Yes, dear, probably." -Well, said
the little girl, after a moment s thought,
iw.w niiiek thev must have got nau-
hty to have to go to church so soon
1 reer or
of praise or censure, iu the kingdom of
The right to live, is in human esti
mation, the most sacred, the most in
violable, the most inalienable. 1 lie joy
such a splendid ami itiini
i this is inconceivable, lo
1 Ii. itr.i ii'uuur Is
exist is exuiiatioo. iu
our sublimest hope. Annihilation, ex-
tiii.-.tii.n ;illd P teniiil death are the
tl II VMVII
f desnair. To know
to loye, to achieve, to triumph, to con
f,r hanniness. to alleviate tmsery,
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Thp crrpatest crime auu tllf
nenaltv known to human law
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is the sacrifice and torieiuire 01 rie
A ml vii. wp are all under sentence
of death. Other events may or may
not occur. Other conditions may or
avnotexut. Wenny lie ncu or
bo h ar.ied or ignorant;
Selling by Sample.
1 ly be happy or wetcheil; but we
1 list die. Ti e vrdict has Iwen
poor: we may
proiioiii.C.-d bv the inexonoraole ueeree
of an omnipotent tribunal. Without
trial or opportunity for defense; with
nn k-nnw ei lire ot the accusal ion; witn-
ost leing confronted with the witness
es against us, yve have been summon
ed to the bar of life and condemned to
death. There is no writ of error nor
review. There is neither exculpation
nor appeal. All must be relinquished
Beauty and deformity, good and evil,
virtue and vice, share the same relent
less fate. The tender mother criej
oassionatelyj'or mercy for her first
born, btit there is 110 clemancy. 1 h.
craven feh n suddenly prays for a m -i..
which to lie uueled, but there
a Thp soul helidessfrf
IS HO wv. - .
1 .. n . J 1.1 r s iirr.siiist the bars, sliutl-
i e.r i- 'r' "r
,Ln iinrl : i ,a 1 tl 'a i s.
TK- nm.scriiition extends alike to
.1.- ;.iiridiial and the tyiie, Nations
lie and races expire. Humanity it elf
1 1: 1 -iinpfinn. Soon r or
is uesimcu w r ,
:: : ti.o iixitriiction of scieuw
HOW AX ALLIANCE AGENT CON PUCTS HIS
BUSINESS A PRETTY STORY.
One of the prettiest stories we have
leard iu a -morrttr of Sundays is that
oiie, picketl up on the streets, of the
decent manner iu which the Caldwell
alliance men trimmed down a fellow
y the name of Wilson S. Otho Wil
son at a secret meeting held 111 the
court house Wednesday night. His
ostensible business was to show samples
of goods furnished by the State agent
W. H. Worth but his secret mission
perhaps self-constituted and doubt
less unauthorised by the central
office - was to stir up strife among
democrats and, if possible, to organize
a fight in each county against Senator
Vance. He is the same bird of gaudy
plumage, who has gotten so much cheap
advertising for his fruit nursery neai
Raleigh out of the press of the State
and who was so well castiged by farmer
James Norwood of Orange, when Iw
noeiied the Vance resolutions in the
Durham Congressional Convention.
He claims to lie a democrat but yve
heard it generally charged at Durham
that he has been for years a sorehead
and an assistant Republican But it
(Wsn'r. simiifv what he has been. He
is no Democrat now. He predicted
and the wish was father to the thought
that Vance would bedefeated, as the
lenublicans would capture the leg
islature: that Ewart had surrendered
lis law license and would join the Alli-
1 1 . Ii" '!..!. 4I...A ..ll lw..w,l.
nice !.i 1 11 oe eieeipu; tuau Hiiuuugu
Bunii had signed all the alliance
letnaiids, he would be defeated. He
.1 . 1...
was particularly sctcic ii
Caldwell coutny Alliance for disapprov
ing the sub-treasury hut and
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ently proclaimed that any
always give good, weight and good
measure, consequently I always find a
read j market at. paying prices for my
Now this farmer is doing 110 more
than you or I can do if we will put
the same vim and amount of brains in
our businiSi that he does.
There is a great advantage to the
farmer to have something to sell at all
lmes. The reader may scoff the idea,
but I believe that little "dribs' have
ruined more farmers than great thing
The farmer can see readily the danger
of great debts, but does not notree lit
tie ones 1 know, to have something
for market of choice quality requires
care and forethought; really it requires
more forethought than labor. 1 have
watched the markets, and have seen
produce of choice quality find a ready
sale, when it w.is glutted with produce
of common quality.
But some men are too proud to
market small articles of produce, some
have not time, they think, while others
are too indolent and neglectful of busi
ness. Most every farmer has to visit
his town once a week to purchase
something for his family. Many rath
er keep an account at the storo than
to be troubled with small markets.
1 know a man who is making farming'
pay, who always carries something to
sell evey time he goes to town. Un
public days lie takes a nice bucket ot
butter on one arm and a basket ot eggs
, 1 1 1 1 j . . . ..
on top otnei. w 1 ci win pay 101
h'u family needs that day.
more aristocratic neighbor goes too,
but is too proud to carry anything to
sell, therefore he is compelled to pay
cash or go on "tick." Another goes,
but has 110 time to take anything to
sell, but goes and -spends titer day buy
ing his tamily supplies' on credit.
Both these men lost ihe day us well as
the first one did, but returned home
two or three dollars deeper in debt,
and at the end of the year, on deliver
ing their tobacco-are greatly surprised
to find their accounts nearly equal or
more than their tobacco brought them,
while the first man has nearly as much
tobacco us they, but his little markets
pa idiis way, and therefore his tobacco
money goes into his pocket, to meet
losses and softeii hard times.
The farmer could and should buy by
baiter almost entirely; the little crops
f thp farm should be so
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diversified that there may besomethinj
L ..!! p ifh week, eiiouirh at Last to
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purchase the little necessaries of family
consumption. There are but few far-
mers that do not keep a tew cows una
farm fowls, that, if they are anyways
cared for will give a surplus of butter
and eggs. If there is no market tor
milk it can be given to the pigs, which
can be brought into market at paying
figures. A good poultry yard well car
ed for will turn out eggs to sell all the
time, with an occasional broiler, and a
few'ttirkevs tor thanksgiving ami ror
Christmas holidays. A good garden
iilw'.ivs mi d 1 u p something for mar-
log Ins grain circles of equal length
upon each side, and will lie perfectly
flat, when seasoned.
When selecting the iuuilier for a
tool chest or some other tine job, nick
out boards which show that they came,
as near as possible, from the centre "of
the log. A method is in use which
compensate for t his tendency to curl
in seasoning. This is known as quar
ter sawing, and quartered oakrof which
so much is said sit present, if siwn
by this process.
It, consists in cutting out lioards
radially from the center to the outside
of the log. Suppose a Tog to l)C split
into f our pieces, eaclv of these pieces
is sawn diagonally so that the grain
rings run through, instead of tire cir
cles running into, part way through
and out upon the same side ot the
t) 1. rL.u' sawn lumber wilt- not warp
. 1 1 1 . 1 . 1
in drying, neitiier yvui it yieiu so reau
ily to changes of weather. It h is the
disadvantage of being more expensive,
as in. sawing eac 1 q tarter a narrow
I) ar.l is tiivit taken off, then one a little
yvider. The boards increase in width
until t he middle of the quarter is rech
e l, making the widest board equal to
halt the diameter of the tree. The
narrow boards may be glued up into
wide stripr;, but t hat shows considerable
sap. and they cannot bo used in some
kinds of work.
To prove' that the circles or sap
rings cause curling dining the season
ing process, it is only necessary to take
such 'juried boards and wet thefcon-
IiiJ!arVd side, or apply, heat to the convex
side. If ach or lnth be done, the
boards will straighten out forthwith.
This method is often taien advantage
of by carpenters in working twisted or
warped boards. Ihe seasoning pro-
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cess is also controlled ny irequentiy
turning bo nds over so that each side
may receive just enough heat and
. . . 1 1 ii a nr- .i
air to Keep tne ooarus nit. rr-
t..r A .rood orchard of well selected
fruit will, a-good portion of the time
produce something, j either green or
dried, for market. It tne farmer win
provide these things his wife will, and
be glad of the chance, have it in mark
etable shape every time you want to go
to town. In fact, I believe, it would ne
well for tlie farmer to market at le;ist
twice a week, unless he lives too far,
whether his family need supplies or
not. He can thus gain a surplus for
"a rainy day.' Every farmer ought to
try to bring his farm to produce some
article outside of the staple crops, and
so instead of always going in debt, pay
as he goes, he would have no need of
complaint, or feel a depression and
hard times. Thus. Vnul in Southern
1 11 so-
lliancem in who would dare oppose a
measure sent down for ratification by
the central power at St. Louis ought to
all i- ;
lie kicked out of t he-order. A-U ot tins
talk met with the strongest condemna
tion from the great mass of the Al-
liaiicemcn of this county.
About a fifth of the globe's land
surface, according to Prof. LoOmis, Ii s
an annual rainfall of h-ss than ten in-
1 .1 .. ..... I .Iu Lifrrn fl litis
ClICs, auu eon siuri n.ic ",, ".
uhj little Avater for agricultural puposes,
xcept iu the liuiite! districts where
.rrigationis practacable. Iu North Am
erica an almost rainless Jreigii exists
in southern California and Arizona, and
4 large area alsmt Salt Lake has only
Uu inches of ram-yearly.
. Only a Printer.
"He is oniy a printer!" was the
sneering remark of a leader in the cir
cle aristocracy of the codfish quality.
Well, who was the h il l ot htanhope?
He was only a printer. What was
Prince Frederick William, who mar
ried the Princes Royal of England?
He, too, was only a printer. Who w.is
William C ixlon, mie of the fathers of
literature? II : was o ily "hi printer.
Who were Geo. I). Pivilticc, Charles
Dickens, M. Thiers, Douglas sieold,
B yard Taylor, i. P. Munis, J. i de,
C. Richardson, N. P. Willis aud Sena
tors Dix. Canier.Mi Niles, Bigler and
Postmaster General King? They,too,
were all printers. What was Benj 1
mill Franklin? Only a printer. Ev
ery one cannot be a printer, brains are
1 1 ecessa ry . Ex.
The annual catch of fish on the Eu
ropean and North American coasts is
computed by u i rrmuii
amount to Sotunni i"'
corresponds with twenty-five sliwp tn
weight, and with twenty sheep in
nourishing power. Therefore the
L.Ld EirouMii anlNnrtli American
catch eouals iu numlier forty-two mil-
ions sheep and in njourishiiij jjwer
The Dccliae in Cotton.
Manchester, Eng., August 10. We
have just been passing through a most
importKiit collapse in raw American
cotton. During the past fortuight or
so spot quotations have fallen d. per
pound, mid August September futureS
80 points, that is, 3w4d. K?r pound.
This is the greatest fall in so short a
period since the days of the civil war in
the United States. Already failures are
anauneed in Liverpool, one firm having
stopped with liabilities to the extent of
S1U,(KX). Spinners, in the meantime,
are looking on. They are glad ot the
collapse of an artificial cotton market,
but, on the whole, would have prvfornd
the decline to have come later on in the
season. Mot spinners, as previously
out in the columns of Iir(fdntreet8
are well bought in cotton to the end of
the season. It would, indeed, lie
strange if they were not, after the ex
perience of the past two seasons. One
feature of a note worthy character is
the settlement of I lie prolong it ion or
the annual lolidays in the le.ulillg seat
of the spring trade. Henceforth at the
end of August 7 working, days includ
ing two Sat urdays,will be allowed to the
Oldham operatives, the mills being en
tirely "shut down' for the time named.
This means a largely lessened con
sumption of cotton, aud, 00 the other
hand, a largely lessened production of
vain. The outlook for spinners is
, . I 1 . A I. - A A I I .
rather nngnter since mecoiiou cwmpw,
for a while cotton has declined, yarn
prices have hardly moved downward at
..II ..! iw...rlv sn mnrll as COttoil.
fill, Ul II. I. iivm .1 .....v.. ---- "
The great stoppage just refered-to will,
it is expected, keep yam at its present
somewhat improved margin. The in -prcssiou
is gaining ground Hi at the
present yield of American cotton is
likely to be an early one and also a
large crop. One thing, however, is
sure that the requirements otthe world
for next season will be larger than the
present year's wants. Jintrfsfrrets.
Regularly every six months the
Treasury department raceives either a
2) or SsJoO bill which from all appwir
ahce, instead of lKing made from a
plate, is executt'(Uiitirely with a pen.
The work is of a very high order, and
several times these bills have defied de
tection and passed on their tOur of cir
culation unhindered. " The counter
feiter seejiis to Ixi a genius who yearns
after notoriety, as he could make his
living by his jieiimanship.
Tliecul i t has not yet b -en captured,
although efforts have been uiadelto find
him and is Im liev.-d that he lias had
the pleasure of viewing Iih handiwork
111 a little frame which hangs ou
wall-of the Treasury building.
A ton of fish
It has Im stated that since the sun-
II iwer l :rs b en cultivated on ci-rtain
swamps of theTotoinac, malarial fever
has dei reasinl. At the mouth of t e
Sheldt 11 Holland it is stated that siui
ihir lesults have lierii servel. The
sTinllowers emits large volumes of w..ter
III the form f ve o , and its around 1
H,l,,r. :ls well as the oxygen is exhale-,
111:10 have something
do with ha
ary intluece in quutien.
ut.ei it ia ""
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