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IV1IVTH AMI'AL FAIR
tf, Carolina Agrictiifural Sooioty,
TO BE HELP IN TUE fiTV ( F l fltiir.
Oil ta IIIU, 10th. .!-'. auiliiuof Uitnfcpr 'SO
OI FICERS :
President Kemp P. Battle.
Vice President. S I'. Patterson, It.
B. Bridges, D. M. Bininger, S. L. Fie
mont. Secretary. P. F. Pi scud.
Treasurer. W. H. Jon s.
Corresponding Secretary. .1 . Biinton
EXE(?UTl'E COMM ITTKE.
A. B Andre-o, Granville; J. ,S. Dan
cy, Edgecombe ; Willie D. Jones, W.-ike ;
3L A. Bledsoe, Wake; T.M. Hoi', Ala.
mauce; J. M- Heck, Wake; VV. H. .
hweet, Craven ; B. W. Best, Wake ; Hub
ert W. Wynne, Wake; Ii. B Wilinin
eon, Wake ; Win A. Smith. Johnston,
W. ii. Upchurch, Wake ; J. Bunion
The address will be delivered Thurs
day, nit 11 o'clock, A. M., by Prof. W.
C ;H, State Ueologist.
XI sT OF PBEM IUMS.
BEPABTMENT FOURTH FLO
RAL. DIVISION I BRRAD, SCC.
Best specimen Flour Bread, loaves,
" " Flour Bolls doz,
" " Corn Bread, 3 loaves,
" M Crackers Soda, Bat
ter and Water, lOibs.,
Best Sponge Cake,
. " Frnit do
" Plan do
Best specimen Honey, strainrd, J gal., 2
do in Comb, 5 los. 5
Best Jellies, Preserves, Pickles,
' Jams, -Catsups. Syrups, Cordial,
ice , made in the State, 2
" -t aud greatest variety made and
exhibited by samo individual, 5
est specimens of the following dried
frnit : Poaches, Pears, Figs and
Apples, of each not less than
Iest specimens Grapes, Plnms, Cher
ries and Whortleberries, each not
less than 10 pounds 2
Best specimens and greatest variety
of the above dried fruits, made
v and exhibited by the same individual, 4
Best box of hard soap, 10 lbs., 5
" 10 His of Soft soap, 0 lbs., 5
" and largest collection Fine Soap, 10
DIVISION II HOUSEHOLD FA
BRICS. Best Counterpane
' Quilt, cotton
Kir qoine-niade blankets
pair Yarn Hots
" Cotton Host
piece 10 vaids V.'oolen Moth
" 10 !' Itng Carpet
DIVISION I IJ. FANCY WOBK
Class I. Crocket Work
Set Table Mall
" Toilet Mat
Clan II. - Milltncry.
Best and bapdsome Velvet Bonnet
CUut UJ.Wux, Meadi, &r., Work.
Best specimen in Fruil, waa
" H t Flowers, vac
" Faper Flower
m .1 Silk
i. Straw "
" " 4 Child'. But
" " Ladies Cap
H Head le
M " Riding Hat
Class IV. -Work qf Art.
Best Paiutlug, Oil
Tine Burr Basket
Collection ChroMos Certificate.
Pine Burr Picture Frames 3
DIVI8I0N8 IV.-FLOWEBS, Sec.
Beat specimen of any variety
1? varieties oi flowers, 1 of each
M il d
Collection vangatcd Leaf Plants
Handiioracst vaso of dried grass
" Basket with fircrs
n Ysc " "
in this De-
DEPABTMENT x IFXH.-M IN-...
For best collection of different Minerals
of ilic State including Coal, Iron Ore,
Copper Ore, Limestone, Marble, Sainl
si.on, Marl Peat, Soil, Sic. Discretion-
f Wf ,4wa.
DEI'ABTMENT SIXTH. FIELD
lo be awarded by the "Lx. Com. ' at
a meeting to be held for lhat purpose in
, Besi crop of wheat, not less than
live acres, nor less than 40 boshels
Second do do do
!Vst crop of Indian corn, ti lo
th oi live nCU'8 to be shel). i J
weighed between I ho 15lli of No
vember, and tho 15;h of Dec, not
kss than 100 bushels per srro.
Second best do d
Best crop of Barley, not J than
one acre, nor less thau 60 bushels
pi r acre.
B '-rep Bye, rot less than one aero
nor less than 40 burln-ls per acre
Best crop of O.its, not less iLnn
e ie acre, n;-r 1 'ss than 50 bush- Is
i !tt crop of Buckwheat, and not
less tlian one acre, nor less th.ih '.0
bushels per ncre 4
Hist crop of Ilice not t-sie than 10
acres nor less .than., ! bushels per
Be.-t crop of Biftiis or 1'eus, not less
than one acre, nor less than 25
bushels per acre
Best crop of Ground Peas not less
than one acre, nor less thau 70
bushels to to an aero
Best crop of colon on not less than
Second best do do
Best crop of pea Vine Hay, raised on
2 acres, otie bale to be sent as a
I sample to me .Male rair.
i Best crop of Native Grass Hay rlased
I on two acres, one bale sent as a
2 ' sample
2 ! Best crop of Foreign Grass Hay
2 j raised on two acres, one bale sent
i . t r . a
as a sample
Bept crop of Sweet Potatoes on not
less than. half of an acre, nor kss
than 30(busheis per acre
Best crop of Irish Potatoes, not less
than half an arc, nor less than 400
bnebels per acre.
Best crop of turnips, not less than
half an acre, nor less thau 500
bushels to the acre
Best crop of Turnips raised per acre
Best crop of Beets, not less than half
an acre, 60 lbs per bushel nor less
than 400 bushels per acre
Bust crop of Carrots, (with samo
condition as for beets)
Best crop of co.nvfodder, not less
than 1 acre, witli an account of
euiuiie. preservation, Sec.
Best crop of Tobacco, not less tTiain
Best half acre of Hops, with full ac
count ol cultivation atidpreserva
Best half acre of flaf, with ssmo nc-
count as last , . 5
I Best half acre of Hmp with dp do 5
j " " " " Clover Seed do do 5
I a il. u . Thnofhy Socd do do 5
i ." " ' - " Broom Corn do do 20
" " " " Flax Seed not less
Vban 12 bushels per acre 5
Best half acre of mastord Seed 8
! Best avi raj.e iirjduet to tho aciti
tlirouyhout tho entire crop 'of
Wheat Tobacco Corn or Bottou
Best crop of Dora Corn, not less
than one aero
est specimen Osier VTiilow
' Discretionary Prtmiums.
3 , Statement. to be made hn contgiditors on
Field; Crops. .
. The land must be measnred by some
competent person, who shall make af
?3 j fl davit of tire accuracy measureiiient and
3 the quantity of ground.
3 2. The applicant shall make affidavit,
3 according to tho tonus annexed, to the
3 quantity of grain raised on the ground,
entered lipon ihe oreinitim list, which af-
Hdawis inusK accompany the applicvttion
or premiums, together with a sample of
the grain. - v
3. The principal object of the. society
ui'i-g - proiooiu proitiaoiu emu vaimn, u
does not offer premiums for crop prod uc-
ed try exlrav.iifant exnenditures there- !
fore a detailed efiv iji d account of the eX-'j
pense of cu,':v:i'..-o, must be made ; the
oi pense ot ksei and manure staled : i
unii me aiuu oi manure Used. 1
4. The kind and condition of soil i the ;
quantity arid kind oi seed nsed. The 1
"m of planting or sowing, stated. 7
Samples of eruin and vi 'gi table pro-
duced, to bo exhibited at the Ma o Fir,
where practicable, and also to be sclit to
tilt! Com. Ut H'llelgli 'll'ir lo lUe
Mc tiiip o( the Oomntiiteo in Dcccnibcr.
5. The grain muit cither bo weighed or
measured In a legal half bushel, corn lo
be measured in the car, and an average
specimen of not leas than 20 bushels of
can, shelled, cleaned, weighed or meas
ured, as above, after tlio 15th oi Novem-
Lu k1 tli nmiilian s. tlma naw .
WW i auu iuv ii nil. i i vi leu- t.i mo i v -
timatcd, stated in this affidavit.
Fonns of ArriiiviT.
County S. S. A. B., Lein;!
duly sworn cnys lie areurately mri!ureil
0 tle land Upon which C. I). rntsiHl .i crop
I - .1 . .. I .1
01 1 iue pj. .'.!(). i,. a:o te iuuh-
ty of hind Is acres and ito in .ie.
fSiffnedl A. II.
i Sworn to before mb this day of
L. ; County, g, S. C. beht
I sworn, say be li'.Hrd a .crop of
i lie past seaoii up 'ii the bind raeasnred
by A. H., and the quantity of grain
raised thereon wits btitbels and no more,
(or measured in scab-ii half hiis'hi 1 as llie
case may be.) and that tho statement in
regard to the ma'ter ot cultivation, Ike.,
are correct-to the bett ofmy knowledge.
(Signed j C. It.
Sworu to beloreme this day 1 1-
DEPARTENT SE V EXTH. EX PE
RI MEN TS AM ErAYS.
Fir each of the t1.
b -sl expeiiments
rr serir of pxperSments r?i the following,
subnet, a prom nr., :is follows :
I FffiKTts (in profit or loss) of t lie
usuul niodo of saving corn fodder
by stripping lb green bladi s ..ml
cutting i ii the tups
CiTits nhd eff'cts of snb Soil plow
ing under diff-rent circumeluuccs
of s i! and sub soil
Action oj non-action , lirao-as ma
nure, a'ove ti:
the falls ol the lido
waw r riv rs
Action or non action of gypsjiira
below the fails of tide water rivers,
and on soils respectively rich and
orighialiy poor, on the Latter, after
l.-ii g m de calcnrt ous
How late in rel'uii i..e in the g so Will
the last tillage (by plow or cultiva
tor) should tie given to corn for
the best product ; and whether the
said last tillage should be shallow
Best seiies of comparative experi
ments in the the cultivation of corn
8 Benefits aud products of guano,
compared to costs ; to be tested by
not less than three different experi
ments, made under eireumstaHces
more or less different
9 Benefits or profits of preserving
or applying human excrements as
. maniin , wiielfi r prepared lor sahr
and distant tiansportation.or other
wise, buL the whuUoperulLrffi lo bj
in North Carolina
10 Tide-marsh mud, np-awnnxp muck
or pVaty soil, ( pnerkiud to lie.ic
curati ly deetftn d and character
ized,) us pranure, in compost iih
1 1 Value of charJsoal as an aid to fer
lilty 12 Value of sulphate of harytea as a
mauiire, espesiully for clover
IX Tobacco Culture, cost and profits
of cvliivating, and comparative ef
fects on production, from different
distances of planting, modes of
priming, topping, See , compris
ing at least three different experi
14 Cultivation and comparatiro feed
ing value of rye,
ESSWS OB WKiri'EX COUiiaNICATIONS.
For eaek of the best five m any of the
following subjects, a piemium, ss follow.-:
1. On improving and enriching poor
laud whether naturally poor, or
naturally rich, or good, and subse
quently exhausted by severt crop
2. On draining, .5
2 Oe. rotation of crops, 5
4. On the accumulation, preparation
and application of the stock yard
and stable manure,
o. i;n uio -green sand or gypse
ous earth or lower North Carolina
as manure and the f icts and caas-
es ol i lleci mi no ree fu el, t
On the properties and value of tho
Southern Pea or "oornfield -pea"
of any variety, and the colore there-
' j iify wketWfohtwig--taw pearspeni1
ed, or ploughing under the growth,
greeti or dry, for manure, and as .i
preparation fbr wheat or other jjrain
On the comparativo profit plant
ing and farming, and of the tow
combined -improvement of laud
BCLE8 AND RKOULATION.S FOR
TAE STATE AGRICULTURAL
Arrangement ha ve been Made with the j
Railroads of the Hate, to pass
animals or articles for exhibition, to and
from the Fair! Loe, and passengers at half I
The Eseeurive Onminiltee, believing
that exhibitors would prefer rr, has derer-
mined to rrvc nlate instead of uoey to '
. - S" '
Value ol t.u. ri.-.ui .i:- nreuiiuuia. t nen
desired Diplomas will be issued iostead of i
Th T rack has been eitended aud iaj
SALISBURY, N. C, 8 EFT 17, 18G9.
now ball a mild und in thorough order.
j There will ho a uul ol speed each day,
. during tin; Fair.
'foMl'CaTlOX FHEK TO AIL.
The North Carolina Agricultural Socio
ty cordially in viies citizens of other Slates
to compete for prices.
Agricultural Societies of other States
are invited lo seud delegates, who will be
presented with a complimentary card.
MEMBERSHIP AXD ADMISSION TICKETS.
Children, under 14 years,
1 Mllll ' ! . I
Horse aud Rider,
S .1 (0
riingie Hrirse, Vehicle awd Driver, 1 U6
Kvery tuidiiiuitai panaeiigw, . iU
Horses, vi(!i or without vehicles, whin
on i he e-ioiiii'l, ill bo biihiect to such reg-
ulauons ,u ui
Exccudi-a Committo may
Every Life M' mlov i entitle fo Admis-
Mtal To tin; r in, by trt Wcft or llierlM,
for liiuMcir. wh aud children i under l
o.iii, anu hoi ue prokioeo .. i o . .iur- .
which is to bo worn during the Fair.
(J.ilis will open each day at 0 o'clock,
A. M., and close at 5 o'clock, P. M.
Tlio Chief Marshal and his Aiil.-i will
I huve ebure of be fnif fWrtfldS fJflltlig
i the boms oi exhibition, au i will at once
exclude Irom ihe. unlosuie
guilty of disorderly or offensive conduct
Siipciiiiieiideiits will he appointed to
l'kc charge of eaeu Department
vision, whose uiity it
shall be to
tlie arraiisreiijen! ol articles, lo exelii
I those thai are iofenor, to attend and aid
the judges in ih.'ir examinations, and to!
. I affix ribiions or cards to such articles us I
10 j are awarded a preii. um. I In ir din ctions j
and orders, in llie dishsrge of their il i-
tics, ni hp t be respecti ! ly eihilulors and
10 I others. I bey wih meet at the Secretary's (
o(iiee nn MiiKil.-iy, Di 'r.her lClll iii 9 o'-j
clock"; A. M.
.It: 1 1 iks.
will meet at thn office of
n i ii- s-liy morning, Oi to- i
o'li ek, to receivn lli -ir i
tile riecn t.u
I i r "'., at
i..,.' . .. ... ; i
C I, illiuer !
Ill's, : te u'
.'U.iine the :n
.!,. a lb
ol Use iilpei 1.1I..1.1J
,ve ltviti . , f t..v
.; n: 'zl . -ill' CT'lW'l; oi. ToeW
1 1 iii w riti: : io iho ti, en !a -y :
lie: till heal j.iuC.iCl'te Oli'Uieill.J
No person shall be allowed to interfere
wiili the Judges during their adjudica
tions. In no enso can the Judges award spe
cial premiums, but will recommend to the
Executive Committee any articles 1 1 j . -r
1 my .nc.elu onuL 01 "iucei WT
they may deem worthy of notice, fo
wiiicu a premium nas not nern orrerea.
The Judres may withhold premiums,
' when lliere is no exhibitor, or when noar-
Uclo ot a us is deemed wjiiny ot-dis-I
RK;'iT.Arioirs respeotiko isrsiEa.
,q 'l'iic Book of En' ties will bo opened at
: the Secretary's offiee, ut the Fairgrounds,
I on Tdesday, ( etbcr 12. h, and all per
j sous who intend to exhibit horses, catile,
I sheep oi swhie, or wiio intend to olfL-r
j6tackJnra-lv mutt notify the Secieiury
by letter of such tntcutioti, oh or before
that day, and furnish him with a list and
full description of such stock, thatarraiige
men is may be made lor liieir accommoda
tion and sale.
All Exhibitors, who intend to compete
for premiums, must become members of
the Society, and have their articles enter
ed at the Secretary's office and on the
grounds, without fail, ator before 5 o'clock
on Monday afternoon, October 18th.
CardsdenotDinatfng, by name and num
ber, each article eutered, will be ftiruish
ed exhibitors by the Secretary, and must
be attached to the article betoro received
on; the ground. ' ". ' .ft
No article cuterrd for a premium can
be removed or taken away before the
close of the exhibition, except by consent
of the Executive Committee, and in every
ease, the article removed will be refused a
No exhibitor will be permitted to enter
more than one animal iu any single class.
Food for animals, when duly entered
will be supplied, without charge, by the
Society, to exhibitoia or their representa
tives. Exhibitors who wleh to offer articles for
I sale during tho Fair, must notify the Sec
retary at the trine ot entry.
No stock ofj inferior quality will bo ad
mkted on tho grounds, and, if admitted
will be removed by the Superintendent of
that Divisl-r.!. ;r tbe Et ecu live " Cetifmil-1
Every Machiho or Implement, rtfKrcd
for a pieuiiiim, must be so described as to
identify it to llture purchasers, and a sel
ling priye must be marked on the case and
stated in the published i reports of pre
Stock brought to the Fair for sale, will
be assigned enclosed lots in the Fair
Grounds, where fhey can be kept at the
expense of tho owners.
Animals, to which premiums h ive been
awarded, must Ik- paraded around the i
track with the pre
miUiu ribbo.is attached,
First j rcmirun, Rod ; second premium in
Animals, fo which piemium- have been j
awarded, must be paraded around the I
Jreck v ii In the premium ribbons attached, i
Ftrst premium Bed ; eecond pniuium
"'1'm Exeewtieo Co'mmittee will use ov-1
, ... t . "a . ii t
oi v prec iu .on n i:ie pressrvaiion or on '
articles on exhibition, but ut not bo re
sponsible for loss or damage.
Exhibitors must attend to their own ar
tides, aiid receive them at llieoiosu of the
A bind of music will be lit atleiidu c
each day during tho hours of exhibition.
An efUcicut police loice willlako charge
of the grounds during the night.
On Friday at Vi o'clock, M., the sale of
stock, See., will hike place at public auc
tion, and the reports of the Judges will be
AMONG THE DEAL) MEN.
a5 ' Beneath tie Jiolint) Wiiics-f.ife under
Water Tragedies .! Bat dm uf thr
Sen tlfiic the Ftsfa t rkat a JJicer
The Story ca ZklAiR I)iir.
lis - strancre kosm thm Anrhtg.
Tho duugur fascinates some, but I ho peril
U never Air i inotiiAol liwf iioft n T .or
j,ellllttj for ilryt tioMJ .han
ten years Spo, an I v t I never remime it
will: Jul u.Uvliiig that. it may bu. lUo-laat
t?m() eJlflevut go down. Of
Uj mon c,,,,,)lnM lltter H
there is something in being shut op in au
armor, weight1 down wirh nn huajred
pounds, and knowing that a liulo le-'k iu
your lifti pipe is your death, that uo diver
can evi ie rid of. And I 3o l.ot koOw
that 1 shoul 1 c.;.-e. to laui-li th. (sldM&t
foi ttio "sfghi ortho clear, lilnr- the
genial sun. aiul the face of a fell w mm,
i Hirer lnni hoiiri noin i.-v the (is den. ni:ik
. " : " i
you feel like ono who has suddenly been
uiawo away iroin tnn gr
have lud some miri ow '-s
lofd .A,. I
ipe bile ;'iir-
suing my sfranze i " ! ssioo
evei y ui-
i ver lias, or has b- en ui.UBuany lu y to
i eseiio" uieni.
1 think the most dangerous pl.tro I ev r
gol in'o was going down to examine the
proji llur Comet, sunk .ff i i do.
... . , - w
M. r l.uf'.o.i i irr ,,v
p'pe cited over a lat;-, sh'ver iritra the
stowu kuUs, awl 4-oa;4 not rtach ituiiL
my ha: d . Every time 1 sprang .up ; i
remove t lie iiom my tender would
me the "slack" of ih line, flmd letiiior me
I iu uteK again.
u s ditties, :,d
sitnals on the i ; ,
;i :.. I'. -
1 tt-U r
hums and a h i'f b
okiog to see t!..
wood. It's a tU.i
ri I. elambeiine n,
ll i.-e cut I y t'r r..
,: fetlii g y. ii
:. i v, aTioij? . . e
:n r si.'. pee; .i.g h re
arid tliei'e, a;,4 the feeling thul you are
alone makes you nervous and unpasy.
Sometimes a vessel sinks down so fair
ly that she stands up on the bottom as
trim and us neat as if she rode on the sur
face. Then you can go down into the
cabin, up th". shrouds, walk all over ber,
just as easily as a sailor could if she were
I till dashii.g away before the breeze. On-
y ,t ,iu90 qjcr po loIlli)., kl. .'
are uo waves down there only a sway
ing back and fo.nili ol tjio waters, and n
I see-sawing of the ship. Von heir u (thing
from above. The ;-ient fishes wtH come
I Swimming about, rnbbi:g their noses
I against ) our ghit-s, and staring with a
wondering look inio your yos. The
. very stillness sometimes give life a chill.
. lou hear just a inoming, wailnii' sound,
. . ' .i
like '.he last notes i I an organ, unu you
cannot help bill think ut ueaitiuUn ixWling
over and around you.
J hae been down especially to rescue
the bodies of those drowned. About four
yeara ago tha propeller Buckeye, belong
ing to the Northern Transportation Com
pany went down iu the river St. Law
rence, in seventy-eight feet of water, aud
it was known that a mother aud child
were asleep in their state room, at time
of lier sinkim;. The father beireed of me
and offered me a good deal of money to
take out the corpses, and though I dread
Mi the work, I at lust consented. I had
been all over the wreck two or three limis
and knew jusl where tho stateroom Was.
i he door was fast locked, and I waited a
while before bursting it open.
Of course, a dead person couldn't barm
you, but even in bio. id day, on shore, and
wi:h people aruuiid you, d ni'i you know
that the sight and presence of a dead per
son fefingTup sol in a though, s aud ner
vous feelings ? T knew bow they would
look, how they were floating aronrol in
the room, and if the father hidu't been
look big so wretched nbove, there was no
money to tempt me in there. But; at last
I got a crowbar from forwards, and, not
letting myself think, gave the light door
a blow that stove it in. The' water came
rushing out, the Vessel just then lnic .-i .I
over toward my side, and out they cam",
the woman tirst, her eyes wide open and
hair trailing behind, and in ber left hand
Mtts hMd'tlle haitrTef fli: cli Id." I 'hue ,
how they would look, bat I screamed
out.aiid jumped back,. , Het fuoo was
fearfully distorted, showing how hard
death had been made, and the eyes look
ed through the green waters at mo id a
way that made my flesh creep. The chili!
had died easily, its little white face giv
ing on,, no sign oftcrror.
3 li was a 'good while before I fastened
the line to them and gave tho srgnul to
haul up, and I fi It so uneasy that I was
not lo ; in following This i - one of the
nrowoaeaa to any leein.g ot curiosity a
diver might otherwise have.
1 i. ever go
)Wn the ha(rhaay or t'
ithoiit thinkingof a de:n
io e.'ibiu steps
1 inn i floaiinir :
about there. When the L ie la Belle sunk
on St. Cliir tins the engineer as e.ingnt ;
u tlie ruso ot waters, and no trace via t
ever found of his bed v. His wif- cam-
itrnre, hearing ibat 1 was tu go d rw t
tne wn ek. and ask.-tae to fiul tie. '
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n iiiuiu. i nun mu11 nu i.i;i le-ii i ;
wcut cowu aud anus groping lbraua I .
engine iwui in mnajeniary ex pt cmnon oi
encountering the body. 1 looked so long '!
tie. e I
v. tlio ill Ui'::i it Hint I get nervous, ami
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Ii oi '.itiirti A fo.- the bidder to go up, when
I f lit f. i i-;. ike my helmet And
givn way, and a chill went dancing over I
mu us 1 itiniifchl liio dead body was at
hand. Dut, on reaching up, I kmudthat
I had run uaiust the firo huae, Uieeudof
which was hauling dowu, aud what I so
dreaded was still bidden beyond my sight.
A diver does not like to go dowu more
than a hundred and twenty feet ; at that
depth the pressure is painful and there i$
fl inper tT irurrnni :njry. 1 ean stay
down for flvo or six'hours at a time at
liondrpil n-id fifieen or twentv feet and do
CTf!ntl'"i! of hard work. Jn Hio waters
at Laku Huron the diver can see thirty or
I foi ty f;at awsy, bat the other lakes wiH
i serosa a vvasel not ton loot from yoo.
Up here you seldom think of accident
or death, but a hundred feet of water wash
leg over roar li e.! would set yon to think-
ing. A li ile stoppre of the air pump, a
ieak in your hosa a careless aetioa on U
purl ol your lemjer, aot the Weiglit ot a
mouulaiii would press tbo lile out of you
before you could make a move. Aud yon
may "joiil" your pipe or liuo yourself,
and -in your hasta bring on what you
dread. 1 uftea get my hobo around a
stair or rai', and though I am not called
' jj ai.t;.. , a., i generally rtitraao it with
' i;t uiuJli trouble, the bare idea oi what a
slender ihing holds back the clutch ot
Kith of) my throat, makes a cold sweal
start Xrom every pore.
Cor.Crand Rapids, (Mich.) Englo.
A RaOE FOB LIFE ox a BA1LBOD.
I ii, SXmimMHf f hntmtl Am SVtv.,i fimnfu
1 - . . - 1
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Mil -s an 11 j a J
To make it an intelligible mat
er to the reader, b t me say that the linf
j'Ju. t.Wjy and leburg road intersects
; i j ihe Lake Shore road at this place. 1 lie
w t itiou at Ihe junction is called tfroeton.
Now let it be uudi rMood thatTrom tTTis
I point at the hed of Chautaunua L ike, a
, u. .it trice ol Quiy about ten miles, a tram u
ein ied oyer nn elevation of '700 feet.
s'ufiou to the rummit ihe ciade
i i' r) 1 ."t lo the unh', willi. curves
wi .eh rncrrronr tho distance by four miles
h irt r.e-r this raad th.it the i-oai.iKe
rpianiitii s of notrole' ni a e brought.
in Ttn-sday evening about 9 o'clock,
it train consisting of six oil ears and two
passenger cars reached the summit on its
vay to the Junction. Here, by some
cause as yet unexplained, one of 'he oil
lanki took tire. The passenger cars were
at once detachen and the brakes stopped
tliein. Next the oil cars were cut off, and
the loaomotivc. tender, and box ear con
! tabling two valuable horses and two men
passed down the road, too engineer sup
posing that tho brakemen on the oil cars
ir - -
would arrest the course of those, but what
u-.fc lo. horror nn lonkio.r hark, to MP the
stx m a m pnt of him down tin- grade,
euvrlopcd in Bamea. They not only pur-
sued but overlook him, sinking tho b
car with inconceivable Knee, kicking
the horses and men Hat ut.oo lue floor,
land yot abuist
rairiiculousfy, not thru-
rr thii mu' tin f ri.ni fiio I i c
t ..i ...... .:,!, t... 'mmmhMim a a--,.
for lif.-, and he gave the engine every
ounce of steam. Looking south from the
place of my residence at that terrible
juncture, one of the most magnificent
spectacles was witnessed that a man scea
in a lifetime. A sheet of intensely bright
flame,aixty feet high, was seen coming
down that southern slope, apparently with
the speed of a meteor, and really Very
nearly the speed of a hurricane (eighty
miles aii hour,) for pursued and pursuer
dew over the course, or rather down it,
and around the curves, at the rate of
mora thau seventy miles au honr, as the
engineer declares, and as every body can
believe who witnessed ihe spectacle. The
whole heavens were illuminated and the
landscape was lit up as by tho noon day
V 'h'. Onward and downward flew the
eugine, and behind it liew and thundered
the huge fiery demon. Twice its prodig
ious weight was driven against the fugi
tive, us if instinct with a purpose to drive
it fioru the track. It seemed as if to the
heroic engineer and fireman there was a
perfect cnvirpntnent of peril. The speed
of the engine was such that it ceased to
putfep ; then again, the Cincinnati express
wis due at t m junction at this rime. The
r-nginer r of th 0 oil train whittled "open
switch. and shakine- hands with tho
Jfiieiuani lliey bade each oilier farewell,
iA .1. l: I I...1 .t. '
ieiu ,, ,i; t. i :,eo i . 13 oeui-oi o.-u uo uiei
nneudio of tlnr Lake Shore switch by:
tin ir ffieiids l)sow, aiicl tills vv8 to im- vile, In Oriental costume,
.... . i i .i. . . i .
peril um express train coming nown imin
tho West with its living human freight. 1
The engincir on this train fnw the fire ;
wlirn it ur'. oreae out nt me euro mi., anu .
sapprisin he could clear llie junction be-
fore the tlaininir tenor reached it, he, too, i
put bis engine to the Utmost speed on a
!vi 1 grade. A mile short of ihe juticlioiiT
he saw that tire effort was a vain one, for
the flying confl igralion bad nulled out
apou the Lake Shore track, and was roar-
i-ig onward iu the direction' of Dunkirk.
He checked the onward course vf his oti
train and brought it to a stand still. Il
did nt proceed until 3 o'clock id the
The case t.xk in u not her dwnger, am X'
M imminent. A ieavy freight train
was coming up I he Lake Shore road. All
! ,s :. ,v ol the i-srape-nf this is tint it
"Tope tn the .side (rack, and ortly et-:
. , f . Lditv.
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ivuii.,i-, ., i" s.:;, o -,.iir iroin ine
'ierrr, tl.e ucjpuecr ox tap oil train :
uclion ni tMjrine ana ICIt tUc CJIT Ia con-
. . . .
sumc He iy'bi sitnation was
Wfllipi il! K II
realized by Hni. I Jo expected t" bvo-V (
lif. A' every "io nf'tt li" wi
a jicroous rt efsrx'ed, but. lb e w w i .
help for it. TfciisletiMin was behhi.l, I
ho declares that it looked like a demon.
With that fondness real affociion for
his engine which I ties tneit dispj.ty, ho
aid, " 1 thought everydiing of my en
gine, and waa determined to stand by it
to the last." Tho firemen sande one, at
tempt to escape by jumping from the ten
der, but li e engineer rcs:iwiuod Liiu. Al-
toeth r thd m asprjauf a nmaikiihle
alouu for this, th.it no lives Were lost. Tb
bi.ikesiueu on tl.n oil cars had none
1 to iho pans-nrer cure, when ihe oil
U Was Well they Uul.
they did.- Unless
those rear cars hsd
been detached atid
topped, their inmates would havo bncu
burned to death.
A BOY MURDERS BIS PLAY
On Thursday las', Albert Cnebran, a
boy 11 years of age, shot and killed Saml
Henr) Harris, aged 13 years, under tin
following circumstances : The parents ot
the two boys live at Gilroy, iu adjoining
honses. Tbcr boys and other cbfltlteii
were at Cochran's bense. wrHtsing them
selves at play, the parents being absent.
Albert went into an adjoining room, ir d
was followed by Harry. Albeit foibi
him going into the room. Harry i ii
ed". Alin it tola liTiuTTlTe"rTiT"rre vi ViuTpT"
shoot him. Marry continued to aJy.t-.ice,
when Albert grubbed a tlioi rUii stai.diorr
' nfeir l.im nm rwiinled it ji r him. eoel.-o il
I and fired, the charge entering the ubdo-
men irom I He iiont.
The gun is an extra large one, slnh
and twist barrel, and was loaded wiili No.
7 shot. At the tinio th" gnu was c'is
eharged Harry must have been within ono
or two feet at the tnuxzlr, ns his el h
were on lire and badly powder burnt, and
the entire ebarpe, wnduin and all, jim.-s-
il eH into firm. TW boTl ran" orrr of -rbr
house, and an eldei brother of iho wound
e-i boy, hearing the rep rt of the gnu am!
and the seie.-uii of the boys, ran toward
! the ilr a..u Jaw Uarry, w lui was stand-
! ..I . f 2 t . 1. 1.
Hlg at HiO noor, leaning aiiinai n, woo
his handover tho wouuJ.
li any ifrwd
"O. mv brother, I am dead. All? ha
The brother then tenderly conveyed
him to his house adjoining, and summon
ed physicians immediately. The boy
who did the shooting, it appears, fully un-
i i!- i stood the situation, and ran off lo a
neighbor's where his mother had beerr vis
ittng. The physician came, and an x-
animation satisfied him that the wound
was mortal. This information was iin
paited to tlie altfnwV distracted" p-arerrts,
brothers. aud sisters. Little Harry lived
till half past 11 o clock that night, when
i III IIO!I)oHlI SOUI took IU departure irOl I
j the tarihly tenements to meet Him wb
has said "Suffer little ch.lJieu lo com
" " ",1,,'' a ,r '"ff t0
i not ber at the dying coueli i of ,.,r b. Icu
oy .summoned so SB.iacidy rronj me en-
Hearing pros.o. re oi pan ui", w.o.o. i, cy -
flTS and tn'Oirt'. 1 IIC IllOliler V. S Uul
' P by the Chrrsiuw fortitude wi.icu
i.,,, mnnie? ill" nfflieteil ilorill"- Kliell tl'Y-
ing ordeals, and, upon her knees beside
ihe iufferer, she poured out a prayer I
Ood for her dying boy that raeked trie,
hearts of all her hearers, and caused tears
to- fiow from eyes iiniisd to weeping.
Harry summoned all his playmates, and
as they stood mound his d v ing bed be
called their altmitiou to the horrible, fesr
till wound in his abdomen, presenting ..
mutilated aud bloody mla large eoouc:
to admit a ben's cggTw Wit spoke to tliein
in silent yet potent speech, admonishing
them of tho terrible results of shooting a
U then sent for Albert, the boy w le
ft red the fatal shot. Upon entering the
room in company with bis mother, he was
told to kneel and ask Hairy 'e pardon, but
before tho words could Jiave iiUeranee
Harry spoke up and freely forgave bin.
The deceased was a boy of exlmordi:. : f
intelligence, and was a favorite he'.1
among his associates and1 the ad'ulis i i
our town. Gilroy (Cat.) Adwente.
AN ASIATIC COUPLE IN SABA-
1 "jr.-V :
A Saratoga letter says:
"The Lu-i st-nsation has hi
e;irance hi re (if A e-eooi.m live'
irom oiiit).iv. 1 no trenti' i
tH ut Congress Hall, on S
P. C.una and wife, Him buy, ami
inoment ot ins arrival unt-.l Ins il
this evening, ho has been wiJi
iwutan. ihe cynosure of all eye
.ri n i-;
making a trip around the w old, m ' j,
t,,-d'ny for San I' rancisco by . ' ..
Railroad. He speakd V. r. ii-ii tn,.ati
and m a highly aecoinui bed gJV'tteani
! The only pecniiui by i I bis costauie eoi,
Iojafa of - a gorgeous ttubuii, wliosd bn!
Bant hues contrast admirably "h bu
' Asiatic complexion and n,a ' jlatjj.
! glossy bl ick hfiii ; but hi. wife i. e.Uin.j
i ii, a dres n-. iiive) as i' U rlegant. K
is not over four feet in h',,;V, hi, ! ,v
pner Orion t.il feature aiiid m ii:i. -a-v
figured stfk robe w uml elo-f ly ab-,n: r
him ., d liinb-. with cm e.
1 tb:U.. l . v
the left shau'rfer, .rtid tl
I! I a. P t . ' -,.. .
i ami iti ii. u i, - anroir.
m l,..'. I w :b lo-t l..e-'e . ,i. .. h j1
frftcv, ..ai- :v
the languid rolaptuoiMaese z he !