North Carolina Newspapers

    allium Record.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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I.'iu'iii. i! r. :i cpnn ilir luiuls,
(III fV 1st l.-Iilil. . l.i-lit,
1'uir !i. I I.' n.;,il ili i rl namls,
Sees the traveler lu-low
I.( ?in;,' In art, a, lcaipie r-u lcnpuo
Lriiig wilili'i'iinwi' slinw
Nj end tn 1 is liitiin',
K Fnit'-i, nmi ! Ik t star,
1c:iM',!; U'V l.n :iil
'.'. 1 ;''!' ..r ;:!'.' n.y 1-f!1-.i
In i!.e wclj.. life nmi dt-nili.
Kss " my li-nrts :l:it !-ciii
Thi' dark 1 ; ;i-lt!i i)u iv!i,i!..
Seed llio lin py lu-aris llnit
Tlio bright in.B nil tluir
All ! !c! tliN f;.ii!i'.l four- )
Tliai rv. n 'mid th j lin,
AbilVO tlio plf ' lit t'lHlTI.
And sea :!:( iifarin;; gutn ;
While, l iia.llli iy l-rra !i!i it;,
As rrniii ilio wij.vti'B liaud,
Tho I'att' rn of the years
tVl (In ! Liiiifl-if Iiiih plntin d.
Ho w Wq Took a Eoarder.
K ,v: oi:r 1 ;: is .jnie a largo 0!!0,
and, I i'M do (Ik se apartments which wo
oocnpy o'.irfilvi s and those which we
de lietfe to our gin sts, then is n vi ry
lice li.'bi r.iem on the second lloor, li v,e i.;Virne and very seldom
Ojo morning, wl.en I happened to
feel iu a very ec'iiioruical mood, I
bethought iiiyRelf tha', were this ionm
fnmishe. prettily, we iui;;ht jilt us will
as not talie a boarder thor? ro such
numbers of advcitisenients in tin papers
for jast such places. H many single
laditH wished "loard in a jiiivate
family wln ro no oilier boarders were
tukeD," and no many single; gentlemen
pined for " tlio cemfort of a home,"
that I Lad no doubt we coiud suit our
selves eiaeily.
AccordiiiL.lvI breached the subject to '.
Psalter at tho table that very evening.
Pfalter only luughed at lir.'-t. but when I
ho fcnir.d that I whs in eavne-t,
aeipiit s.-ed in tht! arrangement, merely
stipulating that neither maiden lady
nor "gentleman and Lis wife" were to
bocomo inhabitant.) of the iiji uttnent.
Conscqnei.lly my clioiee n.-.s liiui'.ed. A
cingle gentleman I m'.i-t L ive.c.r.d I wus
determined to bo very about
him. I consider myself a pretty good
judge of character, and 1 resolved to
select an intellectual, moral and well
mannered person, ur to give up the idea
Tuesday and Wednesday p.vsed with
out any answer. Thurdtiy brought a
young man belonging bui lire company,
who Btipnlated that tho members of his
' machine" should bo allowed tho
privilege of meeting in my p trlor once
a week, bm their engine house wss out
of order, Mid likewiso mentioned that
Le always, in tho morning, took brandy
instead of milk in his cofi'. e.
To this's proposals I was
obliged to answer in tho negative, and,
on his pressing the point, to inform him
that the reception of tho engine cem
pany would of itrlf bean insuperable
obstacle. 1 did ';ot think it prudent to
add that Lis appeaiv.neo and conversa
tion did not tend to make me desirous
of his society. Abhough I thought so,
I based my objection altogether upon,
the Dro company's expectation of meet
ing in my purlers.
I Lad said enough to offend my vis
itor, however, for he thrust his head
forward turtlo ftehum, and remarked
that I Lad better not "say anything
agin Jso. iUO, and that I might bo
"hopping glad to Have 'cm meet in my :
parlor, lor for all I tiiougnt myseii
gome pnnlins, I was only small per
tatnrs," and that "Ko. 2 b) boys were
fine fellers, and I'd better not contra
dict him fca- ay !" an 1 departed, leaving
an odor of bud cigars aud Male whiskey
behind him.
My next applicant wns a maiden lady,
who desired accommodations for herself,
a pal rot, a kitten, twopondlta, a moukey,
and a cabinet of mineralogicnl speci
mens. Of courso nbo did not suit me,
especially as she was very particular in
her inquiries as to my servant girl's
capability of Tashir.g and attending
upon poodles and parrots.
Closely following upon her heels came
a gentlemau of respectable appearance
and plausible address, with whom, in
epite of a pair of very wild, singular eyes,
which prottnded beyond the lids until
they appeared about to drop out into
his cheeks, I was mightily taken. In
fact, the arrangements were nearly con
cluded, when, to my horror, I made the
discovery that he was a professor of
spiritualism, and a speakingand singing
medium ; likewise, my eyes wcro opened
at once to tho tingnlarity of the gentle-
man's eyes by this confession, and
became aware that the nearest insane
asvlnm would, iu all probability, snit
him far better than my humble dwell
ing. Ho, with an inward thanksgiving
for my rescue, I goont of tho scrape
a r.clitelv as possible, and tbo "me
dium" departed.
Then arrived throe very nntidy men,
who wanted to share the apartment, and
receivo scholars on tho violincello
After thesis Lad dt parte 1, I declare I
was quite- out of patience, aud almost
resolved to give up my notable idea
altogether ; but, j ifit I hail come to thin
resolution, I lizard onutliT ring at tlio
bill. Such a ring! Not a loul, impera
tive, at .rapt peal, but a modest, musical
tin'.iutabulation, wh;eh betokened an
unassuming and well-bred applicant for
"A young gentleman" so Tidily
iufermcd rue ; ar.d, after pooping in. tho
glas to see if my hair was smooth, I
ran np ttairs.
There was a young gentleman in the
parlor a tall, fair young niuu, with
struigh , straw-colored ha'r, combed
back from Lis forehead with a null, and
a white cravat of ministoii il proportion?,
lie had dear little hands encased in tlio
most delicate of gloves, and was so
polite and gentlemanly that, really, I
thought to wysclf, I could not possibly
find any iic who would s-.iit me better
for a boarder.
lis was on a vi.sit to tiio i i'y fo he
t aid --and hU piinnipal objet in the
,ieh c! ion of h bo:irding place was pri iv y
and good nwiety. llu was a church
membi r, and kept very early hours. Ho
was very fond of children, and would
be happy, if I had any of those dear
creatures, to'Juhtrnet them in any little
accomplishment, such as drawing or
u.usie, a.s a., agreeable mannir of pass
ing Li'h lei.inie hours. Altethtr h".
wai a perfect modt-I
Tair. y huppeniiig to run ia jurt then,
tho young gentleman took hiv upon U:s
knie, and they Iwarm friendly at onco.
So, somehow or otht v, j-. via; all pfttl-'d
in a few moments, and Sir. OHa.nlo
Alberts had agreed to bi coaie the occu
pant of my np.irtcient. Alter the bnsi
h .d been entirely bertlf.d, he
lu't'Lii to chat with me and J'ar.ny, and
the other children, who had made their
appearance ; and, whilo we were i on-
versing, the Lours pass.ul so (pllcKiy
that it was d.unei-time lieforo 1 I
knew it, and, P alter aud iiiotherJoiin, j
coming homo, they were in' rodttts d to
our new b.-iarder, and insistul upon Lis !
dining wi'h u-i that very day. He
accepted tho invitation very stvcetly, j
mid said that, if we were willing, he :
should be most happy to enter his new !
ipiarlcis that v iv i.veii)n?, aial Aouin
send to tho Astorllonco for his luggago
tho next diiy, as ho was somewhat
fatigued by his journey. To this prop.i-1
sitiou wo unanimously iv-seuusi umi
thu ail sat dowu to diuner, M. Alberts
saying grace at i:s comm-.tucL'tu )nt, and
expressing, in t'n c inversttion which
ensued, such excellent sentiments on all
subjects, that we were absolutely
cbarmul with him.
Very soon after the meal was finished,
our boarder pleaded fatigue, retired to
his own apartment, and Psrl'cr, J-jhn,
and myself, a little later, off for a
concert which we were very desirous of
hearing, leaving the children in charge
of Biddy, with ins' ructions to put them
to bed at nine o'clock precisely.
"How do you liko Mr. Alberts, my
dear ? 1 said to rstdter, as we walked
"Tolera'dy," replied Psalter; he
seems to be a very excellent youna
man nut particularly brilliant but very
worthy aud wdl-aiannered."
"Well, it is better to be good th m to
be brilliant, is it not V" I remarked.
"Bat how do you know that Mr
Alberts i. not botlw" impaired John.
"There is a litent fire in his eye, a sup
pressed fervor in his voice, that tells
mo Lo is truly great. O: such men
were martvrs made. Emma, did you
uotice how he said graea to-night?
w s u(.tuaiiy grand."
"That remark of his about tho dig-
n ... ii ..-1
ntty ot trtitu was reany line, piuu
Psalter. "You may bo light, after ..11,
"And Lo is so kind to the children,
and so very amiable," faid I. ' I am
sure we shall be delighted with Mni.
And we walked on together in tho most
amiable mood.
TLo concert over, wo returned Lome,
when, to our great surprise, we folic.! the
children still up, and in the parlor.
" It is not my fault, mum," said
Biddy, when I spoke to ner anont it.
" Tho young ginlleman got np after yon
was ftone, and has been pbiyiu with em
all the evenin; and he sent mo out for
cindy for 'em ; and then, when tho fun
was over, Lo real 'em a chapter, and
bade 'em say their prayers, for all the
world as if Lo wero a minister.
" Oh I' said Pauny, " he is so sweet !"
They talked about Mr. Alberts all
the time they wero undressing, and
their admiration confirmed mo in my
opiuion. Children always have such
penetration I
The next morning we arose as usual,
bnt Mr. Alberts did not make his
appearance, and Biddy informed me
that ho had requested her not to arouse
him if ho should sleep late, as Le never
took breakfast, and was very much
fatigued by Lis journey. So I cantioned
Mm children to bo nuiet, and we sat
down to tho tablo without Lim. After
1. W..t 1. . rrontl.inien for
their places of business, and everything
prooeeded as usual till noon ; but stil'
Mr. Alberts did not make his appear
ance, and I began to ft el rather iur-
It was about noon, when two men.
stout and sbihi attend wrapped in huge
great ctabt, knocked at the basement
door, and before any one had timo to
open it, steppeul into tho entry.
" 1! rr votir r :rdon. ma'am," said tho
first in an " be your pardon, but is
there any gent 1 sman by thfi nr.nio of
Scraggin learning here?"
"Xo, sir," I replied.
"Nor aiy on named riiillips?"
in.p'iro.l tho firm.
" No, sir."
"Perhaps his name is Alberts" fi 1
tho other, stepping forward.
" There is a gent Ionian named Alberts
nt present in tho house," I replied.
"Ah! then will you bo kind enough
to nsk hi:n to ste-p down a minute V .'aid
tlio fb'sl spei'ler.
"Certainly --if you will walk into the
parlor I vwtl call Lini," I said.
Accordingly, the two men proceeded
to the llocir above, while I rent Biddy
to summon Mr. Alberts. Af'er a great
d. a! of I'l'.n.'king, j.lio returned with
the information tint she could net
make hbii hear.
"And what is more, mum," she con
tinued, "the wind-e.v out onto tho roof
of the r-be l is open, and tho curtains
blowin' out of it, and it seems as though
there was no one in at all."
"Take my word for it that tho loom
is imply the bird has down," the
first wan.
"Wo must unlock the door make
sure, however," said tlio serond.
1 stood there i,i perfect astonishment
as t'icy premonnced those wordc, and
placed, at tho sanio time, two stars
upon the bosoms cf their coats. "What
could it all mean?" I thought.
'Von look surprised, ma'am," said
tlio first policeman. "I suppeso that
Mr. Alberts cainothe good, intellect ooul
kind of bndv over vet, didn't he? said
Lin ju-nytrs,
liki it. good boy and all
tlint, i h?''
JI, certainly seemed tn bo a very
pco jirr-on," 1 ri'i'lied. "In fact, I
f.c. n asni to b-'-lieve him otherwise."
...SoV replied tho man. ".Test look
.j,,.,, Htnlsee if you miss anything. It
j, (mr-ons if v.iu d--:ft."
"Miss anything?"
'Yes, ma'am. Have you counted
voui- silver, or seen your jewelry this
oing V" rai l t!;n j.iaii.
Oh I what a s'ni t the words gevo me !
I Hew into l!io buck parlor, for, be it
known, that in certain drawers of the
book ca-e I kept my silver forks, my
surplus money, and several articles of
jewelry. Tho drawers were closed. I
tried them. Tho locks wero broken
und the conteutsgone ; and Mr. Albe rts
the nmiabh, virtuous, pions Mr
Albert .s was tho thief 1
It was his particular forte so the
policemnu told me to impost; himself
upon persons who advertised for board
ers, as a conscientious yonng man, and
iifbr insinuating himself a deeply as
possible into their confidence, to take
French leave in company with their
valuables. I discovered aiterward that
during Biddy's absence for the purpose
of buying candy, Funny had innocently
rovealed to hiiu the contents of the
! b?ok raso drawers, so that his task was
rendered comparatively easy.
Oh 1 how I felt, ! how provoked I was
with myself! But, between you and
me, it was a great consolation to know
that we wero all in tho samo box
although John, who expressed such an
exalted opiuion of tho amiable Mr.
Alberts, declared that ho had not been
deceived for one moment.
It was a still greater consolation to
got our forks back again, however, and
to receive tho news that Mr. Alberts
was a resident of Sing Sing, which we
did in less than a fortnight.
p. S. I havo como to tho unalterable
resolution never agaiu to advertise for a
siugle gentleman to board.
Hip Only Satisfaction.
Inst summer as a Northern man who
was lookiug up land in Alabama was
riding along tho highway he met a
father and son riding at a furious gallop
and both armed with shot-gnns. They
drew np as they reached him, and the
old man called out :.
"Say, stranger, Lev yo met a young
man and a gal riding the same mule aud
humping along as if Satan was after
them ?"
"Well, my darter has eloped with
Bill Gordon, and Sam and me are
trying to git within shoot iug distance
before tho knot is tied."
"Ah I Why, that eouplo wero being
married in lilankvillo as I came through
there an hour ago."
"Did tho gal hov on a blue waist?"
"And was it a cream mule ?"
"And wa' it a tall fellow with n skeered
, look ?"
i "It w;."
"That WA
them, stranger, and I'm
much obleeged Sam, we're too late to
stop 'em, Bii 1 the only sat'sfa-'lion wo
kin git is to let onr bosses jog along
iuto town and shoot the preacher after
we git thar "Frct Press.
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T'lnsli trinjiuiiigs rem
Arlilicia! fur is on
r.oveitii s.
Ktah-liin garments ha
,u fasbiorab'e.
(f tho Vest
their pnpulai ity.
Piush and velvet bags are finished
wiih silver clasps and rh.itel lines.
i'.nglish and Irish poin!, pnlr.t de
Veni.'O and point 1 Uicln sc: ro fash; .r.a
blo lace?.
1 ho flexible bracelet', with fancy
have replaced the less graceful broad
bands, ehain and bangle br iitele'.s.
A favorit ; oiubinat'o" for rin'.j.s con
sist of the ruby a:.d sapphire, two
popnia: stones ut tin present '.im-
r:-.ti:i !..
An attempt to ear plain dresst-s of ri.-li
fabrics is agidn being made, s:-s a New
York paper. After the grout profusion
of trimmings ued for several years,
ladies cannot get a;'i 'e-toro 1 to -impler
styles, and a toilet is not ndmired mdess
nriched with a (pianiily e f frii're, gal
loon, beads and ernbroi-l-'r". K':!i
materials, as v.vil as plain ones, nr
embrcidt-rid ; nu'ii s I'.re heavily tlrape-i',
aud plush Las elegant passementeri
combined with it. It, would 1 c far
more advisable for hidies past a c.-rtain
ago to adopt pl.iiiK r fashions ; ihey
would appear younger in rich daik silks
.1 ;,. f .;!,.!-Ivii.iic. 1 ift.ii- the nrr-M-i'
s'vlos. A number of fa' diionab! we 1- i
dii.'gs have taken place rf late in Pari-.
As black is not used on these occasi-. tis.
many ladies of middle ng? wore vnlet
and bron.o col-.-r. There is a .lark,
gilded, groenisL-bi-or.zo ctdor, wl-.leh is
very becoming, and which combines
well with oil point I.k-o and nil
of flowers.
Bow Shoe Pe:rs are .Vaile.
It was the privilege of the writer to
visit the pict'.i:v--.Uo little town of Ar
lington, Vt , which nt the time bc-asted
a population of iLi"'" chureh.-.
five stores, two hotels, an extensive or
works, sa.-hr.nd blii.-l and tiiair fatlcry,
also a pg favtory.whii U, by tL-e cov.i !, y
of the f aeni-.u, .Tr. 1;. J- Wi t..',
i who had been tniploynl there twi n';.
nine years) Lo was shown through, and
received valnablo i; formation. The
timber used is black and yellow birch,
which is cut iuto pieces four ' -A in
length, varying in diamt-t-.'f from vihi
to fourteen inches, 'i in-se lo ;s are
placed in a birlding iu winter and ihe
frost extracted by steam. They aie
then i nn iu on a tram rail win- to the
circular sjw department, find cut into
slices or blanks of I ho thicktiesr. de
sired for the length of tho pegs. These
aio sorted and the knots cut out, and
are then passed on to a long bench
which contains six nia.-hint-s composed
of fluted rollers. The bl inks are then
run between rollers, which
creases on both sides. They are then
run through again to cross crease, or
mark out the exact sizes of the pegs.
They then goto the splitting machines,
which aro set with double knives, .red
cut the blanks into pes. As they pass
tho last machine they live st ried, and
all knots and discolored ones removed
as they aro brushed olT into largo has
kets. The machines are under the caie
of young women, who appeared much
more happy aud useful than do many of
thoso who, thumping at tho piano,
would consider such employment
menial. The next process is bleaching,
which is accomplished by tho fumes of
brimstone, which is unhealthy (those
who labor hero shorten their lives.)
They are then placed in large cylinders,
which hold eleven barrels, and havo six
hundred steam pipes running through
them, and revolve one and one-half
times to the minute, di ving two charges
per day to each cylinder. They are
then passed into largo wooden casks,
or cylinders, which, revolving rapidly,
polish them by the friction, the refuse
falling through wire sieves on screen
openings, after which they are agaiu
passed into asifter, which separate s all
tho single pegs and drops them into
tubs or boxes, leaving thoe which have
not been separated in tho machine.
They are then put in barrels ready for
market. The factory running on full
time turns out one hundred and fifty
bushels, or fifty barrels per day. The
sizes go from eight up to sixteen to an
i h. The lengths go by tights, two
and one-half to twelve. Twenty-six
hands are employed, half of them being .
women. The products of this mill aro J
mostly shipped to Germany and France,
and enter largely into the manufacture
of toys and fancy goods as well as into
tho shoo manufactory. Thus the "genii
of mechanism" converts, as by magic,
the trees from tho Vermont mountains
into articles of use, which floating off
througU tlio cnnnncis ci commerce io
far away countries, anon return to
sparkle tho eyes of happy children in
toys, in which thoso toys have become
important factors.
Pi inoe'on,
President M'-Cosh, of
late ly remarked that there is a decrrue
: i."- f colWe en, liin'cr. who
go in'o tho ministry, and the ltev.
Lyman Abbott adds: "There is a de
crease iu the quality."
The HbTinon Temple,
Th" emstruelion of tl-.e. grand templo
of worship i'tnv bt i'ig elected by the
M'-itin":; church at M inti,Utah, is being
pu bi .1 ulica 1 with as largo a force of
wi rkinon as er.nvenieiee will permit,
iu. 1 the walls i f the building nro be
ginning l ) loom up and are covered
with scaffolding and derricks. Tho
temple is licit)'; constructed of whito
limesU'i'.o The building is situated on
top of a ri)Ti:ita;n,:i spurof tho Wasatch
ranee, tli.'t txtculs out into the town
of Minti, and is called by the people of i
I'lah the nif.nnt.iiu of the Lord. The'dii'ion of the tomi'le is sixtv-tbieo I
b i t above tho level of th-! road, and is
K-t in solid roe!; ; the te;p of the moun
tain having been excavated and removed,
making t h vel, is nir-ety-live fett in
width and IT'J in length. Prom the
ground to thosrpiare will bo eighty-two
leet in height. Th"re will be two towers
creeled, one at tho east and the other
at. the we.-,l of the building. Tho
tower a the et-t corner will be IT.) feet
in height, while that at the nest corner
witi ! ten feet b.wer, or ll'D feet iu
Ill icit. They are thirty feet siptare at
the base. There are four terrace walls
around tho mountain in front of the
templo, which will average about
hi-vetili e u let-t in height and are about
ildtl feet,
a belt: 2 A
in length, and in all contain
iilivriN -f rock, as at present;
I .Vi,(mi yards of iWi has
.iva'ed a;i 1 hauled away. Too
fr;n tho r .i t ) the nppur
sixty-thive feet, and will con-
i. t n
stair w y
terrace i':
taiil Til
; f toiio steps, sixteen feet in
Tli" l uck of the terrace will bo
filled with rich soil, t j tho top of tin
stone work, u'.id trees and shrub
bery planted, und tho tops of tho
teiraees are to be ornxmented
by nta'iy dressed nr.d cut stone, and
s'atues will be plei d at various and ap-
propria'.-.' places. Tho water to supply ! are elected by the people und six np
tiie teejplo will b- brought in wooden pointed by tho king cf Det.nnrk. The
p'pes fiTi.-i a spriun: situated about one ', tl.irly popular m mbors ekct. sin of
and a jr.uci.r u.ih-s east of the temple, ! their number to set .-. with the fix ap
I acli in ti:e i-.f.uiif ains, iiii.l has a fall of i pointed by the crown as an upper
.si vi nt y-i! ii. c feet t "ihe reservoir, and ' hMi:e. 'All bills ransi pass both houses,
t-no !r.-:i b-' d feet ii-oni the reserve ir to ; and b.- finally approved by the kin,-',
i the lower tovnic". The wide side of j
j tho mountain is to be planted with i
j u-ces and flowers, mid tie crystal stream
! poured forth by tbo little spring, as it I
I winds iia Vi'iy down lb o side t f tbo
i mountain, will tr -.vel from root to root,
qn-nehing their thits, thus assisting
'the tree-, to pvnlrieo their foliage in
i spring, the llow- rs to bloom and the
r.'iass to prow. '1 he huildingol'the temple
was first commenced live years ago,
and has boon worked on ever since, mid
it is expected that it will be in such
condition in about three years that, it
can I e used, but it is estim-ited that it
wili take fuily live years to complete the
huildieg. The building will be fifty
feet in height, and the excavation at
the east end fur the basement is about
forty-six feet in depth. It was Presi
dent Young's intention whpn he or
dered the erection of this templo that
it should be tho grandest und most
imposing structure erected on the
American continent, and till indications
point to such being the case.
Manii is Mtuatod about l-." nrles a
little east of south of Salt Lake City, and
is quite a large town, being the third
oldest settlement in Utah territory. It
is h e ited at tho foot of the east side of
the Wa-ateh mountains, in one of the
most fertile valleys in tho territory,
which is dotted the entire length with
well stocked farms and large orchards.
The Sanpitch river, a tributary to the
Sevier river, flowi through the town,
supplying the people with water for all
necessary purposes, including irriga
tion. The and surrounding
valleys,is the granary of the mountain
country. Its fruitful farms not only
produce a sufficient quantity of grain to
supply the greater portim of Utah with
grain and fl mr, but it supplies tho
greater port ion of south-eastern Nevada
with tl mr aud a goodly portion of grain.
As i'siial.
The commercial traveler of a Phila
delphia house while in Tennessee ap
proached stranger ns the train was
about to start, nd said :
"Are you gf-ing on this train?"
" I ani."
"Have yon any baggage?"
"No." '
" Well, my friend, yon can do me a
favor, and it won't cost yon anything.
You see, I've two rousing big trunks.
... 1 11 . , ,,n9 lt fVll-
: ' p'' t,pkcil
' v(mr ... them
f , tj1 K,o;1)nl. j hav(in't ftny tiokot."
: 15at j tll0Ugllt vou salli you were
, on ,t,
.. 1m (ho pon,lnpUir-
" Oh !"
He paid extra, ns usual.
Colonel John S. Mosby. United States
consul at Ibmp; Kong, China, in a letter
! to a friend in Alexandria. Yu . says that
j a good dentist could make u fortune in
! Hone Kon" ill less than ten years ; that
Rood dentists nro hard to find, and that
the charges for any kind of dontul work
are enormous.
TIimiu-s In Itclaml.
When Wij were coaling i.t Itrykjivik,
writis a corn spundi lit who lias been in
Iceland, ail tie cord, owin;' to the
shallowness r f the sboro, bad to bo de
posed in Hindi boats cut to tie ship's
side. The coal was stored in houses on
shore, rd''tigs;d'j tho narrow causeway
which led down to low water marl ;
which is seve nteen feet lit low hiah water
Tho distance from the stor. -house to
the causeway is about twenty feet, a'ld
from tout down to the end rf the pier
2 DO feet. Now. it te.j nr.-d Uo men to
iln-.e the ba'-s of vul the store-
hou'etotlie p;tr down an inclined
plane. Ileie the two noble creatures
lifted tlio bags, weighing '2' it) pound.-;
each, upon the of a woman, who
carried it down the pi-r and dumped it
inn the smalt boa'. For I'm work the
women wero paid one Kror.?. (abuut
twenty-eight cents American money)
per day, and the men got two kroner.
That's tlio way it is all the world over
the women perform twice as much of
th work of creation as raeii and only
get half pay.
In other respcts the peepb: hero do
credit to their l,0(i:) years of civiliza
tion. They I've newspapers,
which for a country r f so .iju iuli-ab-i'ants,
very scattered, is gool. 'In
Bey l-:j tvik there ute two h;f. II (the
poetic il nam -. of, which is;' ad
vanced liberal, and .'--.".o- "he na
tion's wolf i. a.iininistra'.iou organ. At
Akwreyre there are also two Sorlkii'j'
(tbo Northerner), of republican op;:;iuus,
and y-'itoi.v (the wife one tr intelligencer)-
The fifth is published at
Eskifyordur and is calkd .V (the
Future), and is very advanced f-nd bold,
as its name seems to indicate.
The assembly of I"ebmd is composed
of thirtv-six members, thirty of whom
who holds v, f l power. I
Sessions are held in two years,
an 1 the members are paid s'x kroner
(51. t) per diem and traveling ex
penses. I don't know how tiny make
cut on tlio E.ilen;:e. There aio no end
of miles hero iu any ;ivtu diroctiou,
but it would take an American congtc -.s-man
half his time to make even cocktail
monev at these rites. The island i
divided iuto liitcen district, over ouch
of which is a syselJmaud or judge, who
collects the taxes. The syHellmaud
goe-s over his district once a year and
informs the people where ho will meet
them and receive their taxes. Tney
have a tax receiver here, but no col
lector. Foii',1 A dulterulbtiis.
The following i from a"r read
before the Maryland Academy of Sci
ences : The use of beer has become
much b'us general because cf the sus
pected use of harmful bitters and prupe
sugar. A large piecJ of this so-called
grape sugar, taken from the bauds of n
youth in this city, who said his father
manufactured it, proved, upon analysis,
to contain a quantity of sulphuric acid,
enough to destroy some half dozen sets
I of pood teeth ! As this sugar is largely
used in adulterating cane sugar, can
dies and numerous othir articles of
luxury and necessity, further comment
is nnncccssaty. Yeast powders are
made and sold hero which coutaiu solu
ble salts of ulumiuinm. The use of tin
iu stigiir, of baryta iu numerous articlts
of food to increase their wcikIii are
barely concealed. The agreeable odcr
of caramel iu the neighborhood of thi
coiTee mills tells its own tale, and to
explain the wonderful cheapness of the
beautiful jellies new in such common
uso wo should have to go further than
onr matutinal friend "Bag. Bones" and
pursue through the wonderful transfor
mation worked by modem chemistry
the bones from our garbage bcx, flav
ored and colored by the waste products
from tho gas works, back again to our
tables as currant jelly for our fumon
canvas backs and red heads, aud per
haps meet iu our sugar bowls onr old
shuts transformed into very palatable
en car. When in Washington recently
I asktd the Chinese amha-sador what
was the punishment for food adultera
tion in China? He replied: "Death."
Do all that lies in ycur power to add
to tho happiness of your friends to-day.
Even though it be but little, neglect, it
not. Do not wait until next month, e-r
next week.
If you would see what it was that
threw you off your balance before
breakfast, and put it down in a little
book, and follow it up and out and as
certain w hat becomes of it, youwill see
what a fool yon were in tho matter.
Learn from the earliest days to in
sure yourself against the perils of ridi
cule ; you can no iron, t xe rcise your
reason, w yon live in tne cons'itr.i urcivi
of laughter, than yon etn enjoy your
life if you are in constant dread of
! A Boston man de-cribis his sensn
j tions whil.s gidiig through n plate-gluts
j door. He !e!t cniktrr.isse I
The three 1 .'ading iiltbi-l of jewelry
at the pr- sent time are bracelets, laoe-
pins and nil! er-nnj's-.
The death i.fOen. Kilpa'riek removes
almost the last of the noted F.iiou cav
alry leaders of tho war. None wero
br.uer few had more friends.
Hi-- Sr.. I.-eais pi'l who reported her
self engaged to l ihh-n several years
ago, has bad to tal.e up with a short-line,
narrow -griago ra.ho..d husband, or go
without any.
Geor.e I, of Poland, died from
dnii.!;eiia -ss, (ieorgo II. of a rupture
of the heart, (ieorge III. died a" mad
man, and (5,'orgo IV. of gluttony and
The top,;, in heraldry represents gold
or tho p!an-t Sol. Its signification is
fidelity und 1. iei dship. The bloodstone
denotes courage, wisdom and firmness
in nfiec-'. ion.
When New Y nk' population reaehts
o.OJC.OJO it v.ill bo nearly all foreign.
The death rate there bus increased this
vear Iroiu twenty six lo thirty-two in
on- thousand, and the birthrate has de
clined five pore T.iero have brv-u
about ! 1 .."()' uioie ilea! lis than birtus,
so iniiiiij,i'jtiou is the only means to
keep up po; ulu'len.
( -ii !i rtslii ; of the C(vtly.
A li 's -ng( les i Texas i correspondent
e.f tbo Phdid Iphia .' '. writes:
The cowboy i- a peculiar pro 1 net of
the lroiitie-r ; as a rule, i is baseflattery
to suppose he ever diies cows,
unies's Le steals tut -ni. He is generally
clad ia a wido-iimniLid, soft hat, a pair
of spurs., a belt full cf cartridges aud a
revolver. lie probabiy wears other
article of i::fo;t uu.l idomtaent, but
those 1 l ave mi i.- ion d Lave a faculty
of mciep-PzI.ig tie attention of the
o'"ei -t-r. With lie-', ill ivvjhvr is a
s,tl nini o i-.r all things ; i o argues
with it n.o't b Le buys with it
ut Lis own p-'iee, ami he amuses himself
yvith it 1 a'.'T.,iii .-. T. o of. thou went
into a eh.iivh dor.-., at Charledon,
Arisjr.a, a feww -eks j-n, The services
wearied them. They ' covered" the
minist-r with their favo-ite weapon and
made him cm- dow.i from the pulpit
Hid dauc-' a ji.r in the co-ner. They
are getting scare i-.bout Demi ng ; the
place is not li.-ely euougli for them now.
V merchant from h s Angeles came
down hereabout the time tho connec
tion was nude between the two roads.
The "cow! ov-s'' were numerous. Tho
merchant mc:iu:ion-ly sported a high
hat. tie had --cireeh- alighted from the
train when whiz went a bullet through
the crown! On the other side of tho
track s'ood a grinning "cowboy" with
the smoking pi-tol in his hand. It was
not u hospitable reception, and tho
merchant was so nearly t cured to death
that be failed to get any enjoyment out
of bis visit to the ' front." Wonderful
stori -s av.' told of their skill in hand
ling the pi-i d ; to put a bubtt through
tliii Lai as above and sclera tho
bowl from the stun of tho pipe that he
holds in lis teeth, arc two feats which
they delight iu performing. 1 hey take
do.ielit iu couipoliine a " tenner foot
straii-er to the fron'ier) to drink
with them a;;air.s', his will, aud occa
sionally cap the climax by making him
pay for the drinks. The "cowboy
mar have his good traits, however.
riievtell a pretty good story of how
one of them made himself useful hero
in Doming. A fastidious " drummer"
had come down from " above" (Frisco)
upon business. At a restaurant kept
by a " lone widder," ho expressed dis
satisfaction with the bill of faro. "The
meat was too rare and the potatoes too
soggy, while the beunsweren't fit for a
bog to eat." "Stranger," remarks a
smiling cowboy over in the corner,
whib be raised Lis revolver and drew a
fine sight upon the drummer, "them
beans is good enough for you, and tho
sooner you get outside of Yni tho
healthier you'll find yourself. Do it
pretty quick now, while this lady's a
looking, or 1 11 bore a hole in you and
put 'em in." The beans were eaten
without further criticism. The cow
boys frequent ly come to gtief, aud get
their just deserts, without tho law being
brought to bear upon them. Two or
three days after we left PoniinT one of
them, in a half inebriated coudition
that is ehrnnie with his class, attempted
U'm" run" that town. He vode through
depot on horseback, brandishing his
pistol and scattering the bystanders pro-
miscously ; one of them, not getting ouj
of his way promptly, was knocked wn
tiy a blow from the jmtlaw's pistol. A
deputy sheriff, armed with a shotgun,
ared on t 'ie scene and ordered tho
cowboy to surrender. He faileel to
comply, when the deputy fhot him
dead. Three wero killed at Tombstone
the editor day in a conflict with a dep
uty marshal srd bis ni ls, who had ar
rested oj'oof their number a thort time
pv - loiisiy, A irmt'or jury uoosn't
liisitute Vi-iy long over a verdict of
"j-i-titiuble boniieidu" when a cowboy is

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