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Finding the Sunset.
Oh, the beautiful home of the sun-
riong put on. the western sky,
Where the days lay down their
And bathing In splendor, die !
Sweet friends in the borne of our
childhood, " ' r
, The gentle and love ones, stand
Gazing out as we enter Iife wild
In search of the sunset land.
Full soon do the meadow3 grow
And rougher the path where we
Less frequent the
And the sunset
And the friends who have Journey
ed with us
We lay with the moldering
They have reached the bright sun
set before u,
And lonely the pathway we
But the floods of molten glory
Which beam from the sunset
Fill our hearts with a restless
On those beautiful shores to stand.
Pr locks, once Minny and golden,
Are white as the drifting snow :
Our eyes have grown dim with
And our footsteps are feeble and
As we near the eternal splendor
We pause at a swelling stream ;
We must cross it ere reaching the
Which glow In the sunset's beam.
So, closing our eyes for a moment
In the pun's last dazzling ray,
W awake where glory dwelleth,
In a land of perpetual day.
THE WIDOW BARLOW.
Peter Buskirk was
money, not so fond
very fond of
that he quite
starved himself to keep it, or hide
it up the chimney or refused hlm-
self fire or lights, or a pillow; but
yet so very iopu 01 ii w u uu mo
verge of 111 iserhood without having
quite fallen over. Beggars . reaped
no harvest from his purse or kitch
en nnd the match-makers could
make no impression on his bachelor
heart- Peter Buskirk saw; mrougn
the latter as well as the former, and
. . . .
buttoned'tip his pockets as hastily
In the pretence ol bewitching crino
line as in that of a seedy gentle
man with a folded document in his
breast pocket. The men wanted
to rob him the women to marry
him. ' The last was the worst. Not
tUittt Peter, hated women: on the
contrary even at fifty he was re
markably susceptible a bright eye
nut him in a flutter.. But the fact
was wo men, fas wives or daughters,
were expensive, 'rney neeaea
clothes, and were fond of dainties;
they were proverbially, extrava
gant. Should' he marry one, she
would spend his money while he
lived and muander it after he was
ded. And with this awful terror
rftir him. Peter steered clear of
rII the shoals of matrimony.
1 There was one inconvenience in.
this bachelorhood, however. This
wm the housekeenincr: for it in
volved a servant some one to make
bedswash dishes, cook and iron,
Tn short the servant-of-all-work
was al ways the bane of Peter's life
eating and drinking in a manner
which kept the master 01 tne nouse
in a continual firmament; wasting
hutter and fuel, and each change in
Mri'liUSKira; no intu ccny nu
Dinah and Mary and Ann, and
then, in despair, flew to a certain
Mrs. Brown, the giver or tea-parties
innumerable, for advice.
Servants are sad plagues," she
"Eat you out of house and home,"
said Peter. m ' "
. "Not to be relied on for honesty,"
said Mrs. BrrJWn.
! !4Thieves, ma'am, thieves I" said
Ah." said Mrs. Brown, "a gen
tleman has no time to watch them.
Now I- should advise marrying-, Mr.
. "Yes sirj a wife can manage
snch things so much better. Be
sides, ts you ? choose a smart, cap
able woman, she will keep an eye
on the Bervant. It would be mucn
more economical to marry."
V1 Economical I" yelled Peter; .my
firood ladv I: Eco I O. goodness !
Feathers and flowers, laces anu un,
and rings, and fee cream and things
economical! How many yards
do you take fur a dress, ma'am T"
Well, sir, twelve or fifteen;
sometimes, when it's sil, you
know, eighteen." ' '
"Eighteen yards, at five shillings
or so a yard, and not one dress, but
iweniy. wy good ladv. it would
be enough to ruin a man."
Mrs. Brown reflected.
"But If you could find an econom
ical woman, Mr. Buskirk."
, "Ah I if I could find a mermaid."
One who never wasted a penny."
l4She certainly does not exist,
"who liven on next to nothing.
The fact is, Mr. Buskirk, I have
such a lady in my eye. She's a wid
owquite a young one Mrs. Bar
low, and I'll have her at Peach
House next week."
Peter Buskirk grinned sarcasti
cally. "Economy in hoops and bonnets,"
he said to himself. "They want to
marry me and spend ray money."
And he went home wroth.
However, economy forbade him
to refuse an invitation to dinner;
and when, a week after, Mrs.
Brown sent her compliments,' etc.,
Mr. Buskirk donned his Sunday
suit and went over to the Peach
House at five precisely. The parlor
was full of ladies: ladies in silks
and muslin 8. with crinolines and
flounces. Most of them Mr. Bus
kirk knew well, and he looked
about in vain for a stranger.. Mrs.
lirown's note had said :
"Mrs. Barlow will be with us."
But which was that economica
widow r I'rooaDiy. tne laay in
green silk near the piano. He.
could not remember her face.
were set at rest.
ulated, "Lear mo wnere is cousin
Betsy? Mr. Buskirk, you must be
introduced to Mrs. Barlow," and at
these words . something small and
flat emerged from between two
portly dames, and stood before him.
It was a very short and slender lit
tle woman, with a remarkably
pretty face. She wore no hoops,
ana ner aress ciearea ner anKies.
The sleeves were close, and the
skirt had perhaps three breadths in
it. The dress itself was of very
plain brown merino, and she wore
neither brooch nor bow, only a'
white linen collar. Peter looked
approval. Several of the ladies ex
changed glances, and a faint giggle
was heard, and, as though by com
mon consent, the two were left tete-a-tete
In a corner.
Pleasant day," said Peter to
commence the conversation. 44 Pleas
ant day, but cold."
"Ah, yes; but I dislike cold
weather," said the lady.
44 Don't agree with yqu, ma'am ?"
"Oh, that's not it. I am never
ill; but cold Is so expensive.
Lights early and coal dear," pro
ceeded the lady. "Money slips
throusrh one's flngrers: and I never
4tMy case exactly," said Buskirk.
"It's astonishing how things cost.
Now there is nutter say a pounu a
"O. I never eat butter ; it costs
too much." said the lady.
4Ah I and sugar and tea and cof
"If you indulge in such luxuries
what can you expect ?" said Mrs
"They are artificial wants alto-
irether. so thev are." said Mr. Bus-
"But then haoit is second
?Extravaeant habits ruin many.
aald Mrs. Barlow. "O. I shudder
when I look at those flounces. Such
a waste of material."
4I have often thought so," said
Peter. "And do you not wear
I ?" said Mrs. Barlow. "I have
mv senses, sir. I have no wish to
die In a work-house. I've had this
dress, ten vears."
"Indeed I" said Peter. 44 And I
suppose some ladies buy one every
44 Everv ten days." said Mrs.
Barlow. "O, I blush for my sex,
Mr. Buskirk. I do. indeed.!'
Peter was charmed; He began to
think Mrs. Brown right. The cost
of such a wife would be a mere
trifle, and what an eye she would
keep to the expenses of a house
Ere this evening was over he de
cided that it would be cheaper to
marrv than to remain single, were
Mrs. Barlow his helpmate.
44 She'd not only be saving her
self, but she would check me in my
would be invaluable to me. She
wears one dress ten years. The
fates must have sent her to earth
for my special benefit."
So, after due consideration, .reier
resolved to court the economical
widow, and. that lady, being con
veniently domiciled atMrs. Brown's
he found every opporiunuy.
It was a very inexpensive court
ship. He gave her not a present.
She expected none. He took her
nowhere, save to cnurcn, wnere
neither of them ever saw the plate,
and both were happy.
At last he DroDOsed. tone Diusn-
ed and hesitated, and begged time
to consider. At last she saia,
am afraid to say yes, Mr. Buskirk.
I like you : but you are so lernuiy
extravagant. You drink
coffee, and eat butter, and
ahould fear com i ner to
I i Why. Pm the most economi
cal soul living," said Peter.
Extravagant people always
think that," said tne iaay. -no
Vm afraid to say yes, unless,indeed,
over to me, so that I could be sure
you would not ruin yourseir. ui
course mat is iminwoiutc, " ..
wmiiri ba such a care that really
I could scarcely desire it, even for
a gentleman I so much respect." .
And the economical relict blushed
It was Peters turn 10 pause aim
consider. He went away to aoso,
and returning suddenly to his
houses found his servant-maid
selling dripping to a man, he
dismissed her at once, and rushed
back to the Widow Barlow's.
"My money would be safer in
your hands than mine," he said
with a moan. "Marry me, and keep
me from being ruined.
What the widow's answer was
may be judged from the fact that
three weeks from that day they
were united, the clergyman receiv
ing five shillings from Peter, and
the bride wearing her brown me
rino, in the pocket of which she
carefully deposited the deeds which
made the property; exdustoely her
own. , ' .
."Now for happiness," said Peter.
"No more thieving servants no
more wasteand a lovely wife into
the bargain. He, he, he I Peter
Buskirk is the mad for luck."
And he took hi3 bride home to
dine on cold meat and radishes, be
ing absolutely ashamed even to
speak of his accustomed mutton
chop before such an economical
The next morning ho hurried off
"Never loose time, love," said the
newly-married dame. "Besides, I
have a great deal to attend to ; so,
"Good-by," responded Peter.
"What a treasure you are, ray dear.
The washing, I suppose? My
mother always washed on Mon
day." And awav he went, enntpnt with
himself and all the world.
At six he returned. Horror of
horrors ! there were ladders against
his house, and men upon them.
Had there been a fire ? He rushed
44 What is the matter? Who are
these men?" he panted. "Fire
thieves I Oh! I must be dream
ing." "Don't make a noise, love," said
a voice from the parlor window.
"They are only the house-painters."
"Yes, dear. Don't you know the
Dutch proverb, 4A coat of paint
Peter breathed again.
"But the awful expense!" he said.
"Dear, dear, you should have con
He stumbled into the house, and
over the form of a man kneeling in
" Who are you ?"
In. reply the person produced a
card on which was printed, "Gilt
&, Blinder, Upholsterers."
"And What are you doing?"
gasped Peter. .
"Measuring the hall for a new
oil-cloth, sir," said the man.
Peter staggered in.
A woman was making up a car
pet in the front parior ; anoth
He rushed up stairs.
There sat another woman also at
Again ho gasped the question,
'Who are you ?"
stress, please, sir," said the woman.
"And where Is Mrs. Buskirk?"
"Here, love," said a voice.
And there entered, from the ad
Joining room, a lady dressed in silk
and in expensive crinoline, with
bracelets, '.brooch, ear-rings and a
little lace can worth a small fortune.
"The furniture is ordered, and the
painters are here, and I nave en
gaged all the servants, Mr. Bus
kirk," said the lady; and the book
wants to know whether you like
beef under or well done. In such
things you shall have your choice
always. There was no lime to make
a pudding to-day, so we must have
Ices. Strawberries, too, are only
two shillings a basket."
"Mrs. Buskirk, have you gone
"I am wide awake, at all events,"
cried the lady. "I have starved
long enough, and worn that browp
merino until 1 hate it. I always
was fond of dress "
"Fond of dress !" repeated Peter ;
"and loved good things!"
"Loved good things," repeated
the spouse ; "and now I am mar
ried, I mean to have them.'
"But if I had known I" be
4I would not nave marriea; 1
mm . ' l.tirll
suppose," saui tne onae. -wen,
my cousin, Mrs. urown toia me
that, you know."
Peter looked at her. me trutn
was plain at last. He tried to speak,
but could not. He stared at his
lady for five minutes by the clock.
and then rushed out of the house
muttering, "Taken in! taken in!"
It is said Peter Buskirk never re
covered the shock. Against his
will he lived luxuriously ever af
ter; and his wife astonished the
neighborhood by her magnificent
attire and grand parties. But nev
ertheless Peter himself expired in
less than a year ; and the last words
on his lips were said to be "Taken
in! taken in !"
The village clerk, at a town in
England, onened the Sunday ser
vices on an occasion when his Bish
op came, thus :
4The mountains skipped like fright
The little hills did hop
To welcome into our town
His Grace, the Lord i3ish-op."
"Madam, do you know that you
possess one of the best voices in the
world?" said a saucy fellow to a
Chicago woman one day.
indeed, 00 you uhok so c re
plied she, with a flush of pride at
- "I do, most certainly," eonimuea
he rascal, "for if you hadn't, it
would have been worn out long
t or the nrst time in mac woman's
life she hadn't a word to 6ay
MARCH 2, 1876.
A Tryinjr Moment.
The Selection of Two Officers to Die
The following story is told by an
officer who was confined
prison during the war. He says:
All the captains among, the pris
oners T7ere one day ordered below,
into the commandant's room.
More than fifty of as were thus as
sembled and counted. Major
Turner, the commandant, was sit
ting by a table with an open cigar
box before him, hair nneti witn
paper slips. A murmur of de
lighted discovery ran from lip to
lip. We were certain of being ex
changed; but .never were men
more deceived. Banging us around
the room, the commandant said: .
" We have received news of the
execution of two of our captains in
Ohio as spies, by Gen. Burnside,
and our government, prorwises to
retaliate. I am ordered to select
by lot two of the Yankee captains
onnnea nere, xor lmineuiaie ex
ecution. In this box is the name
of each of you; the drawing can be
done in such manner as yon prefer.
You can talk together about it,
and arrange the details to suit
yourselvs, so that it proceeds at
once. The men selected will be
led from here to execution. Confer
together, and say how you will
I think five minutes passed be
fore a word was spoken. The re
vulsion was so painful from the
hopeful expectation of a moment
before that we couia oniy iook
blankly into each other's faces, and
" Well, make haste," said Tur
ner. A few of us exchanged a few
words. Then some spokesman de
clared that we should have noth
ing to do with what we regarded
as a flagrant outrage upon the
rigths of prisoners and the rules of
"Very well," said Turner,
harshly, 44 I'll arrange it for you.
We are bound to make all of your
generals sick of this sort of thing ;
and we will begin with yon. You,
sir, may draw two slips out of that
box, one after another. Mix them
up together first."
He spoke to a gray haired chap
lain of one of our regiments, who
had been for some time detaiued
in the Libby. The old man was a
general favorite, and at the com
mand he clasped his thin hands
and looked around on the sombre
faces in pitiful distress
My God. I
can't!" he sobbed,
and the tears rolled
cheeks. We partially
own fears in witnessing his trouble.
There were many white faces and
us; out we assurea me cimpmiu
that if one of our number must
make the fatal allotment. we would
nrefer that heshouldf do it. He
hesitated a moment, stepped up to
the box with averted face,
ter mincrllnfir the ballots toge
drew one out. In the midst of the
morft nainful hush that I erer
heard, he handed it to Major Tur
er, who unfolded it and read th
name ; 44 Capt. John W. Saywer."
It was the name ofa brave fel
low, and he showed hl3 courage in
that trying moment. Folding his
arms, he stepped to the side of. the
table with a defiant smile, and In
another minute of horrible sus
pense, another slip was drawn,
handed to the commandant, and
read. For an Instant Major Tur
ner hesitated. -
44 Blind writing," he mnttered,
loud enough to be heard across the
room. 44 What is it, anyway?
Captain B ; yes, that's a B ; F, I
think yes, B F, and then a P ."
He was reading my own doom
from that little slip of paper I Thus
far he had read my exact initials.
I knew there was none other in my
room, and I could not
was ono in tne prison, wnn me
game. I grew faint, and leaned
on the shoulder of my neighbor.
With a dead weight of despair at
my heart, I fastened my eyes on
the face of the commandant, and
awaited the sound of my name.
44 B F that's sure." he went on.
44 Is the next a PI wonder? No
it's another F and the name is
Fylnn Captain B. F. Flynn."
Well that was such a revulsion
as very few men etn experience in
... mwm .1 . e .!
liie. xne inroooing- 01 my
heart as the blood went back to It
sounded to my ears like the strokes
ot the hammer on the anvil.- I
felt something as the cataleptic
must feel when his coffin lid is torn
off at the grave by someone who
has detected rinture's' awful secret.
The two doomed captains bade us
farewell manfully fl believe they
were more manful -about it than
the rest of us,) and' were- taken
away by the guard while we re
turned to our quarters." V
Flynn and Sawyer were hot ex
ecuted ; but they lived for ; weeks
in daily expectation of the order
to go out to their death, and they
bore the torment as bravely as it is
in man to bear it.' On leaving the
prison they were taken before Gen.
winder, the commandant of the
city, who ordered them to .be con
fined in irons. The treatment they
endured uniil the selectiori .of Gen;
Fitz Lee and another Confederate
prisoner of high : rank; - by the
United Stattn War department, for
retaliation. The irons of our two
captains .were removed," and the
execution was deferred. Time
passed on, and save 1 their separate
nnnfinement. they were nol-iui-4
lested, Vubtlluone day they- were
sent back to the Libby; Thid was.
the end of the matter; but it is easy
to understand that tha artnni
pang of death could . not have ad
ded largely to their sufferings.
Theodore Hook's Pans.
Theodore Hook was delighting a
I fec friends one summer's evening
I at "Fulhatn-by an extempore comic
but went on at the
nothing had happened,
tuuunw stanza : , . ,
.ii.5o,Wuj ux..vifiiuer, collector
01 laxes, -
I'd advise you to pay him what
ever he axes; ;
Excuses won't do he stands no sort
of flummery, 4 . '
Though Winter liisr rmme IsL his
process is summery." ; :
Two silly brothers, twins, were
very much about town in Hook's
time, and they took every pains by
dressing alike to deceive their
friends as to their identity. A
tuuipauuiii was expatiating upon
xjruiuios, at wnicn
iioox grew impatient. "Well,"
said his friend, "you will admit
that they resemble each other-won-rlerfully;
they are as near alike as
urn ims." "They are," retorted
Hook, "and quite as green." Some -
times. Theodore Hook was strange
ly puzzieu by hard-names In his
Itosenagen, a young Dane; but he
mastered the difficulty as follows :
44 Yet more of my Muse is required,
Aias j a iearsne is done :
But no, like a fiddler that's tired,
in Rosen asen and tro on."
agen and go on.'
When Theodore Hook wa3 on his
way home from the Mauritius, to
be tried for his treasury Irreemlari-
ties, the ship stopped a day or two
- . o
at St. Helena, where he encounter-
ed Lord Charles Somerset on his
way to assume the governorship of
the Cape. Lord Charles, who had
met him in London occasionally,
and knew nothing: of his arrest,
saiu, - i. nope you are not going
home for your health, Mr Hook."
44 Why," said Theodore, "I am sor
ry to say they think there is some
thing wrong in t,he chest."
In Theodore Hook's crarden. a
friend, viewing Putnev Bridge, ob-
served that he had been informed
that it was a very good investment;
and turning, to his host, inquired if
such was the case, and if the bridge
reaiiy answered. l don't know,"
said Hook ; "but you have only to
cross it, and you are sure to be
The Rev. Mr. Barham, of the
"Ingoldsby Legends," an attached
friend of Theodore Hook, called
upon him one day In Cleveland
row. Haynes Bayley was there at
lunch. Hook introduced him:
"Barham Mr. Bayley; there are
several of the name : this is not
Old Bailey, with whom you may
one day becomo intimate, but the
gentleman whom we call Butterfly
Bayley" (in allusion to his song,
'"I'd be a butterfly," then in the
nomer, 1 look," replied .Barham, following devices have been suc
"Mr. Buy ley is not yet-out of the cessfully tried to accomplish the de
4grub' Leisure Hour, sired end.
One Hundred, Years Ago.. : !
Borne wise wag has summed up
Jbr the Augusta Constitutionalist the
changes that have taken place du
ringa century irr this way r ;
i One hundred years aeo wedding f
tours wore not JGasbionablei: , r
' Onefjundred years ago farmers
did not cut their legs oft with mow,
ing machines. ;
One hundred years ago mothers
aid not worry over disordered sew- I
years ago horses
which could trot a mile in 2:40 were
One hundred years ago it took
several days to procure a divorce
and find a congenial spirit.
One hundred years ago there were
no disputes about the impoliteness
of street car drivers.
One hundred years ago every
young man was not an applicant
for a position as a clerk or book
lamps did not
j ears ago kerosene
explode and assist
women to shuffle off this mortal
One hundred years ago men did
not commit suicide by going up in
balloons and coming down, without
them. . . ' f", 1. ,
; One hundred years ago there were
no Turkish HaremsatSaltIake,ahd
tno Ann, Elizas suing for the nine
teen tii part of a divorce. 4
One hundred years ago England
was not very far behind the United
States in ail that goes to make a na
tion powerful and progressive. v
Oiie hundred years ago. the Dutch
had ' taken Holland, but they had
not made France .'"come down'.,
with a handsome pile of "smart
money." - -I . .'-'4 - i';.v
One hundred years i ago a young
woman did not lose caste by Wet
ting her hands in dish water or rub
bing the skin off her knuckles on a
One hundred years
ago a physl-
clan3 who could not draw every form
of disease from - the system by tar-
L ping a large vein ini the arm was
not much or a doctor I
One hundred years ago men were
not running about over the country
with millions of - fish eggs to be
hatched to order. Fish superinten
ded their own hatching in those
days.; - . : ; . . .
One uutidrMt years ago the condi
tion of the weather on the first of
January was snot r telegraphed all
over the continent on tho evening
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ON THIS PAGE.) : .
j2r J ob Work executed at iihort Uo
tl.and In a style unsurpassed by any
similar establishment in the i State. '
RATES OP ADVERTISING .
One square, one time,
14 44 two times.
44 44 three times, -
contract advertisements taken at
proportionately low rates
of December 31st. - Thing, have
One hundred years ago people did
not worry aoout rapid
ineir grai n crop across
the backs of
their horses and
Mirnnt ft I
. One hundred years ago every man
cut his coat according 1 to his cloth,
every man was estimated at his
I ' ' mf - A.W
and nnlv o in
for one year's sub
I low Many would bo Left?
; j A writer asks the following pun.
gent questions : . I
When the following classes are
taken out of our churches, how
many would be left T
All who will not pay their debts.
All who are hypocritical.
All whor are deceitful, and talk
about others behind thelr)acks "
All who ret into debt without
I . .
1 prospect 01 paying tne same.
.All who are Droud and ftcomfuL
hold themselves above helr fellow
men, and shun those less fortunate
1 than they do their Creator.
aii wno worsnin monev mora
All who speculate on the Igno
rance of others. I
All who are tattlers,
All who think more of wicked
rich, men . than they do of a pious
poor one, i.
P All who oppress the poor. ,
' All who make long, prayers for.
the sake of being heard and seen of
All who are vain and solf-con-ceited.
When these, and a crood manv
others that could be mentioned, are
taken out, the. church will be left
without a member. jThe religion
of Jesus does not have anyoftho
above defects. It makes the true
convert cheerful, hopeful and char-
itable : disoosed to visit tho widow
and orphan, and to keep unspotted
from the world. It does not mako
one proud, scornful, but on the con
trary, makes one desirou3 of doing
good, to be meek and humble, and
to be kind to all, as opportunity
Oh ! that we had less
in our churches, and
more- genuine Christianity. So-
I once heard of an unfortunate
gentleman who had become insane,
but was restored to sane health sim
ply by causing the mind to make a
sudden revulsion which was done
by skilfully causing him to become
jealous of his wife, who was a most
excellent lady and aware of the pro
cess. : ' , j
On this hint we might learn to
manage a balky horse, lie is insane
on the subject of gotng, that is evi
dent. If we can manage to mako
him think upon some pther subject,
he will naturally fprget aboutgo
1. Tie a string around the horse's
ear close to the head.
2. Hitch the horse to the single
tree by a cord instead of the tugs,
the cord fastened to the horse' q
tail. , :
; 8. Fill his mouth with some dls- '
4. Tie a stout twine around the
leg just below the knee, and then
removing it when he has traveled
some distance. J
i Never whip a balky horse, for tho'
more he is whipped the crawer he
will become. Let everything be
done gently for boisterous words
only ' confuse him and make him ,
worse. Treat him in the mud man
ner that you would a crazy man,
and you will succeed. I
Things not Generally Known.
Glass windows wereused for light
Telescopes invented by Ports and
Johnson, 1690. !
Europe in 1501.
, crrclation of- blood discovered
by Harvey in 1610.
Cotton planted in
States in 1795.
' ? Sterotyping Invented In Scotland
In 1785. 1
Chimneys first upon houses in
1230. - j
Tallow candles for lights in 1290.
' Spectacles invented by an Italian
in lZto.C' "
Paper made from linen In 1802. '
Woolen cloth made) In England,
! Art of ' printing from movable
type, 1440.- ;
? VVatches first made
in Germany, (
? Newspapers first established
i f Pendulum clocks first invented In
At the breakfast table the other:
morning -a Detroit landlady gavoj
Mf. Jones a severe look and said :
Mr.' Jones, I understand you
have been, circulating Injurious re-J
ports about my house." - n
r "How, madam?" . I ,
f "I understand you! said yoa had
used better butter than I have "
here to grease wagons with." : '
4I did say so, madam, but not to
injure your house. 1 have used bet- .
ter butter, madam, to grease wag-
ons, but I wouldn't do it again, I'd
sell it to you!". I
She accepted the apology ; . j