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COM POUND OSNTUK BITTEBS,
The Great American Tonic and Di
Kecomo ended and prescribed by physicians
The "Compound Gentian Biilcrs" c otade
of the puiest and bt -I Vegetable Tonics and
Aromatic kuowu lo the prussasion. TUey a!so
contain iwentjr per oenl ol
Which make IIhoti,
heat DlURKTICin eawtenee; an J lor Via
tressed KkloejfS, Bladder and I'tiuary Organs,
have no so pan or, if any aqua) I Thus who
trv thaw Bitters, for the following Dtstwse
will in every ease find them a safe,
apeedy and effectual Kemedy.
Trev are sure preventive and
Chills and Kevcr, and all Malarial Di
COLDS & COUGH,
Diseases of Kidneys, Gravel, Ac, and evwy
IWasa requiring a general Tonic iniprssiou.
J-t3T Foi Diseases peculiar to Females it is
t. i -t a specinc.
l-ff" In convalescence, from Typhoid
oilier low forms ol Fever it is the verj
Tonic that can be used.
The Compound Geutian Bitter meet with
universal favor, and have received the slrong
est testimonials ever jjiven to any medicine, a
few of which we append below:
This is to certify that I have used Dr. God
ding Compound Ucntiati Bitters and obeeilul
ly rSouifilend It a the very best Bitters that
rau be used for ordiiiarv debility, ick stomach
He. "E. M. HOLT, M. D.
Lipscomb, O-TMijre co , N. C, May 15. '69
I hercbv ewrrify that I havebeeft usnijf Dr.
Ooddin's ""Compound Gentian Sitters," lor
Co'gh, General Debility, ins., and I am fully
aatisfled that they are the best Bitters of which
I have any knowledge, and the best Tonic of
fered to the American people.
ROBT. Y. SLATER.
Henrico county, Va , June 18o9.
Dr. Godoih; Dear Sir: I have been su (Tur
ing for twenty years with an affect ion ol the
kidneys, prostrate -.'land nnd stricture of the
urethra; have been under the tieatinenl of
t he best physicians in the country, one of whom
h now a profesooi in a medical college. All
failed to reHcvu me. I finally tried your Com
pound Gentian Bittera; the effect
c l.:.nn one bottle tave me oomph te .ewr. r
h.-iieveil to be the best meuicme i i v
,. Very respei-thnly,
" JAS. A. FAU.CON.
littteton, N. C, Jan. 7th, 18G9.
. prepared only hv Dr. Goddm.
1 JAMES T. WIGGINS,
frnnriftarv WhoUMtt Agent,
Pr tle bv Dr. G. B. Poulsou, th-
Qcnuino Imported Worwav 0ta.
Samples Sent Free to farmers.
FROM 100 to 130 bushels grown to the sera.
Weighs from 40 to 46 pounds to the bushel.
This Oat has been grown on every variety of soil,
and iu every State in the rnin, with the moat r-
TkTSSkl very large plump and haiidaorne has
a remarkable thioJmak. and ripens earlier thun tlie
roiunton varieties. ,. , ,
The atraw ia bright, clear, stout, and BOtJfaWeto
lodge, is Daribctl clear of runt ; and grow from 4
'"wlhave both he White and Black Xo.way.both
the same price and e(iilly productive.
We will send bne .piartoftha ab .ve Oat, to any
addreaapost paid for MU
Two quait. post paid
---- j . f
jnr iuc --17 - a ru
.1 . 1 A :: :r-.T ail .... inula . . ... .11 mil
Hal I UUSIICI. w jiwuhv Ill IK
One bushel. 40 Kund '""
CAUTION. X3T We wish it distinctly nndeistooil
that this la not a light oata. welKhing 2H to J3 lbs.
ralnetl In New Knglaiid andw.ld under the liun.e or
Norway, but imported Seed, every .bushel guaran
teed to weigh 40 lbs., or the money ruonded
Samplea ol both .kinds sent free (or a 3 cent stamp,
aiao .Trrnbirs ind testimonials.
i..Imi nrilentle -.A. " "
ju 21 - 3 3iu arkaabuig, Cheater co
CLSIWlVrOlffS STAGE !
(KATB Warsaw for Fayette vi He daily ex
j cent Sunday. If von m e in Western N .
Carolina go to Raleigh and procure a through
ticket Kayettoville for J ; Through Tickets
from Uuldsboro' Via, Warsaw, to FnyettevlIIe,
C Through tickets from Weldon to rnyette
ville flO. Through tickets from Wilmington,
via Warsaw, to i'ayettevillu, $6-
CHARLOTTK TO TTADESPORO:
Leave Charlotte after trains from Raleigh
mnA r.ilumhiii. via Monni.i Br waOi'siMin.
Tiiftsdav, Thursday, ajnl Sannlay Leave w a-
ilnaliani': T.iesdilv. Tlllirsd
.... ,.i,.f ir .in. ini.l Stiiurefroin Wiln'ir n
MORRISVILLK, ia Pfrrsnoao, TO IJiiViT.
Leave Morrisrille, Tuesday, Thursday aad
Saturday ; . - - -
Leave Egygt Mohday; Wedneadary and Friday-
Clemmm' Accommothition Line
Between Rslem and HijrH "Pomt, will charter
Stages a all hours Cheaper lhiin ""' rll,'''H
aea." Offiee at Btatuer's Hotel, Salem, N. V.
E. T- CLEMMOXS,
Oct. 1; 189 tf . . Contractor.
fresh Garden, Fleuier, tntit. Herb,
Tree, Shrub and Evergreen Seeds, with di
rectisnsftr cntture, prepaid by ntail. The
must eomplctt and judwo t- assortment m
tht country. Agents wantetl.
S3 Sorta of either for $1.0; prepaid by mail.
Also small Fruits, Plants, Bnlb, all the new
Petateea, Ac-, prepaid, by mail. 4 lbs. Early
Unu lntativintrahL ibrSl.OO. Cimovej's Co
lossal Asparagius 3 per 100 ; $2o er 1000 pi
tld. New hardv fracrant everliWmuig Jafi
llonevsuckle, 50 eta. each, prepaid. True Cape
Cod Cranberrv, for upland or lowland culture
- $ per- lliO, "pr'iaid, with directions. Priced
. Catalogue to any address, gratis ; alo trade list,
tierds on Commission.
B, M. WATSON, Old Colon v Nurseries and
rWd Wandmuse, 1'lvmoiith, Mass, JvaLiblish
aa ia lHti. dec 3-4m
Treasinin Cheater WHITS rlOS.
'PITRK BloodBort llnrn. (Iiir!iam.) IVvon, Al
derney and Ayrah'ire e-Uvts. aoerino. aoathdowti. nad
rnt ,ii '."i-fiiiimere irnaM. muv.rieii rjToia
KmUfX. 6-'.ish'ie n'nd Saftoa I'ijr" sod ail eh
. V. .
ttu-4 4tt J uuUtv to ml. Jstiulfur ciTLUlaif an
Pj ddn V. P. rtuTfTl CO..
jaa.31 3 3a rait,ata. Ciaaler 0.,
$25,000 Worth of GOODS !
JIST ARRIVED FROM WW YORK !
I'HE MOST COMPLETBi STOCK
of good ever offered in tbii market at prtcea
to suit tlie iuiws, bouibt for CASH, and after
a heavy dt elite In price, whereby they can
and will be told lower than any in the mar-
ket . At Uowerim't.
A LARGE SUPPLY of Parotine, Wax and
S .vi in Candle, just received
A large and Freah supplv of ( indies, Nut
and Fruits just received and for sale
A larga lot of I banned Tomatoes, Green Com
IV.iches, Pin Apples, Salmon, Ixjbstera, Oya
tors and (sardines tnr sale
Just K. c. : . . .1, a large lot of Ooshen Cheeaa,
of superior quality
A large lot of Fresh Fuuiily Uroceriea of ev
ery deacriplioii, just received
A new supply of that superior-aeven-year-old
Ktiitueky-W hent-W uiKkev, for mctliciual pur
poses only, just received and for sale
Fancy and Staple Dry Goods of every de
scription and varh ty At HnwtrUm'i.
An elegant asso.tment of Boots and Hhoea
A Splendid assortment of Hats and Caps
An assorted lot of Hardware and Cutlery.
A very superior lot of Qucenswarc, China
and Dei f At Howerton'i.
All grades of Suar, Cvffee, Tea and Molas
ses s. At lloweitou'i.
A Choimrlot of Confectioneries
Fine and Common Tobacco, imported Ha-
vanna, Regalia, Priucipe and U. S. Grant Ci
pars At Iowerton's.
A complete assortment of Liq iors of all
kinds and grades At Ilewerton't.
For Medicinal purposes only Moore's eele
hrateyi sown-year-old double-rectified- Keu-
iiu'kv-n hiakey narlectly nu. tt
Every vaiiety of Yankee Notions,
In fine his slock has been selected with
great care to meet EVERT WANT.
Eff Call and examine it it will not ecel
vou nvthinr to do that Ril Don't Atk For
j J o
Credit. His motto is "PAY AS YOU GO.'
COUNTRY PRODUCE of evert
description taken in exehuny.
3T" Bank Notes ami Specie taken at
Highest Market Ratef, '
At W. IX. Howerton'i,
SALISBURY, N. Ck
'November, 5, 1809.
Advantages of Life In--:
Tie North America lnanrance Company paysita
in . in units promptly without charge,
W. U. HOLllKKN FHS. Agent,
North America Lile Ins. Co.
Taojiasvii.ii N. C.
Mw .Sfr. Yon will please accept mr sin
fere thanks for ynnr'prtmpt payment, wifAonf
charge, at the amount of the policy of Insur-Illlf-U
Oil IMV Hnslmnd's Life, amounting to the
itiatjvtak.UHau4an1.dpUar... At your ear
nest and repeated 4nntMMi be waa inuucoa
Kiinsurc in your Companjt, and uow we are the
recipents of its lienetit
To you and the North America Life Inanr
anco Company We shall feel under obligations,
such an only the widow and fatherless can feel
Slav vou have success in inducing others to
insure in your most liberal company,, ami may
the Lord of tfce willow and orphais Mean you
and prosper you in your good work.
Makgaret C. B'arbkb,
J of Rowan Kills, N C.
Mr. TfoWprness is also agent for the Liver
pool, London and (llobe Fik Insurance Com
pauy, which insures all kinds of public and pri
vate bnildings, Railroad Depots, ttndpes rac
,orie. I'oiinirerie, Mills and Merchandise aud
pays all i s losses pronipiy.
All letters suUreSHea to r.
Tlioinasville, N. t will receive
Hon. ' ' 1
dee S tf
TlMBTABLlt W. . C BAILHOA.
OO10 FAST. OOINi,WWT.
Ml LSto. STATIOM8. ABRiV. LKAVE.
Salisburv, , 6:29f. M. 7:45 A. at.
13 Third Creek, 6;t0 &31
2 Statesville, 4:55 9;18
38 Catawba, 4:00 10K)5
50 Kewlon, 2:21 10:51
60 I lickory Tavern, 2:43 1 1 :28
70 Icard. 2:05 106
HQ Morganton.leave 1:30 arrive 12:44
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
kfiLfeB. STATIONS. (, ARRIVE. UEAVE.
Morgan ion, 1:35 P. M. 1:35 P.M.
10 Icard, 3:10 P. at. 12:50
20 Hickory Tavern, 3:55 12:05
30 Newton, 4:40 11:20 A.M.
12 Catawba, 6:33 10:27
55 Statesville, 6:30 9:30
67 Third Creek, 7:!J3 K:27
SO HalHbnr.y, 8:20 7:45
tuc.-dey. 'bursTIay, and Satnrdsy.
The Monday Wednesday and Friday's
Train leave Saiisbory immediately; af'er the
arijvl of the NJC. R. R. through passenger
train- f;im Raleigh and (Jreensboro', connect
ing ulotely with same train in altcrnoon' going
South. ' '
The Tuelay, Thtimilay and Saturday's
min lev-gHl:sburv. iinmexliatelV after the
arrival of lite N. C R- R. through pasSengt r
train from fbe'l&ist, and returniag" connects
. . c i . u u . L.
. nil 1 1 iv. - - " pn " r
leaves 8ahsbnry tor Charlotte, at
rr. nt.-.l A '. ! S k SV lil.. licit
witn tlie last ireigni in . v. v. iv. nun n
g o deck, p.
Bjorcing f- r
aretriuiboro and Ralejgb,
fo.sTiTimv mmm on
Thli medicine in known to th fkmltw mm ki.-.l.
ronrentritetl tin id -tn.cf nr i.M...;n. i.
wW olhw valuable m.dh.la.1 herbs, and tsgnaran
tea J a chemically pare. .
I tui cra or
This remedy ta rompon nded expraaaly for purify
ing aad oleanatag the blood of all iaflrmitiea, going
ai oare ia ue nuaiaia-neaa or auease. It ertin
lunrt, Cbnum;XiVm, SyphHin, Ski Kntftumn,
StiU JiAeum, HoUt, Hlwumatitm, WaM
of VtUdtty, tbrofuin.
Wa all kaov thatthe promiacnoaavarcinatlonln
dulged in during tht late war bred the moat villan
ooadlasaan. vacoination pas mm take flotn the
araaa of ataay peraoaa full of arrofnlnua aoraa.
Thou ofraraetli impuritieaofthearrofulonapa
Meat were absorbed iu the blood of atea otherwisi
without diaeaaes. and both become infected alike.
Men. women and children throughout all the West
are most worully diaeaeed from this causa, and knew
net, aatil a raw mouthe ago. the origin of it.
Henry s Constitution Renovator
Believe the Entire System of Paina aad aches, an
livens the spirit, and sends naw bfooU
BOUNDING THROUUH EVSBT VEIN,
It impartaa a
Sparkling Brightness to the Eye,
A Rosy Glow to the Cheek,
A Ruby Tinge to the JAps,
A Clearness to the Head,
Brightness to the Complexion,
Buoyant) to the Spirits,
And Happiness on all Sides.
ijfor all affections of the kidneya it is unsurpassed.
mW People have ..en rescued as it were from the very
sws ot death, by a timely use of this great rema
dy. EXTRACT8 FROM VAR10C8 LETTERS.
Ii tor. I was vaccinated ia tbehaenftal. Before
that I had no akin disease. L'atil I had a bottle of
your "Uinatitutiou Kanovator,"seut ma by Mr. Ro
per, ( t'olinabia, Missouri. . I auBered tortures with
runiDgsores. Since I used two bottiea I amwellex-
epi a amall sore on the calf of my left leg, and that
is getting well fast."
This frnm a ladj "And now my skin ia as clear
and fail aa a babe's. My completion, thanks to
your "Renevalof," ia beautilnl.
"Yes yes, I may well ayaach relief was unknown
to me before. Encloel find five dollars for alx bot
tles: two families here wau to try it."
"I was very much troubled wltn syphllla. Tour
remedy seems to he soring me faat. fsend tour bot
tles per Mprsse.
No more rhea realism. Thiee bottles of Oinatl
tutioa llenovator have made a new man."
l'oetor. enclosed And 06. please saad measnn-
ply. Two families here want to try your Conatitu
We have not apaea tar piiWatiliiiMi'M
l:very one has something good te say, aa it cures
Fi b all IHssasss or trc
KIDNEYS, RETENTION OF THE CHINE, Ac, Ac
4djbr Female Dineata,
Kervons Prostration, Weakness, OeiKral Lassitude,
and want of Anoetite. ft Is unsurpassed.
Caution ! In ordering our remedy always
place the number or our I'ost iirsee itoxonyoar lev
ten. I he new law ia oar New York Post Office
Address, Dr. ML B. Henry stL Co.,
Duector-Oeneral Berlin Hospital, Pruasia.
Apency of the United States.
Laboratory, 976 Pearl Street, Post Office Box 5779.
r- CONSTITUTION RENOVATOR is l per bot
tle, six bottles for tt. feet anywhere on receipt of
price. Patienui are requested to correspond conn
dentiailv. and reulv will be made oy following mail.
Sold by all reapecUble lruggiata. fee9h.ly
of Fare Bred Fancy Poultry
WEhave on hand the largest and be.-t selection of
Funcy PoaltTJ to be MM in tne country, rga
carefully boxed and hipped toanrpart of fas
juii 31 (:3m
-N. P. BOYER A CO.,
RAGS ! UAHH ! RAGS I
We wish to purchase a large quanti
ty of rags, for which we will pay tie highest
WE ARE AL0 AGENTS FOR THE
sale of 'Lineolntou Mills" wrapping paper,
and are prepared to supply the merchants of
Salisbury and vicinity, with paper at facto
ry prices. A good st..ck always on hand.
SMITH, FOSTER, HOLMES tk CO.
Salisbury. V. C. Feb. 11, 18T0. -
Sale of Yadkin Kiver Lands.
BY ORDER OF COURT I WILL
expose tlie land belonging to the estate of Rolrt
EIHsfor sale at the premises on Wednesdey the lth
day -f Man;h next. These Lands are situated on
the Ysdkin Kiver, sbouteigbt miles from Salisbury,
in Rowan county, and two ailea from Holtabnrg
Depot .on the Railroad : there are about
THIRTEEN HUNDRED ACRES,
aad it will be sold in a number of small tracts so aa
to suit purchasers with moderate means. The whole
tract will be sold subject to the dower right of the
widow . ,
This is one of the moat valuable and deal rah la
tracts of land in this portion of the State, a large
portion of it being the
FINEST RIVER BOTTOll?,
equal in fertility to any laad ia the State. The
terms of sale will be one third i ash, and a credit
of one and two years for the balance with interest
from date; titles rsserved until tie purchase mo nay
isTisidwp infall ' " "
v JOHN C. FOARD,
Tebmary 1st,' 1870 6:6w Commissioner
TIME TABLE H. ft QULBOAD
TRAINS NOKTH :
uaiva Las va.
" H a.SL
IM aa TiSS -
l-2-.HOea 12:M r .
2.40 S: r. u.
S.-flO " J0 "
I r. s
Rifs r u.
1M " I
t.-fi a a
it ts r
Rai. iwh. 120 a. I
t'o. Shop', ' v
SlMt.ur, T:S6 '
TKi. Srh- v makes all th eonnretioea, Baat and Wrrt
rKKIOHT TRAINS will re. I run U (loUl.boro1 onlj waan
Uirc i ni-cefsltj for it. Freight will be broasnl regalar
Iv bv the uaasanaar train.
Mrs. Henry W. Miller's
XJQR. NEWBKHN A PERSON 8T8.
RALEien, nr. c.
febll tf orxxEP yovKMBU 1M3
SALISBURY. N. C
MARCtf 4. 1870.
-SJV V-'IW At
a a mm
v.tb i sai, payable i
JiaUt of Advertising
One Square, first inaeirtioa, tVOO
For each additional iaaertion fjO
Special notices will be charged SO per ceK
higher than the above rates.
Court and JustieVa Orders will be publish
ed at the tame rate with other advertise
ments. iii. ..i M ii......,-
Obituary notieea, over six linea, charged
1 Square. ;tSj50.?5 $.r (Ml H 50 !? 1.1 (HI
2 Suarea. : 4 50 6 25i 8 50 1.1 00 oo.OO
3 ttauarea. 6 (Ml !MM) 1? 00180001 80.00
4Squases. 8 00 11 00 15(Ml'25(M) 37,50
t Column. 11 00 Hi 00 20 OO .'W 00 45.00
t Column. 18 00 24 00 :MI (Ml 45 00 75.00
1 Column. 28 00 40 00 50 00 SO 00 130,00
UOW SMITH ASKED thk OLD MAN
Smith had just aaked Mr- Thompson's
daughter if ahe aroald gire him n lift out
of bsxhelordom, and ahe had said "les.
It therefore become absolutely necessa
ry to get the old man's permission, so aa
Smith said, the arrangement might be
made to hop the conjugal twig.
Smith said he'd rather nop the interrog
atories to all of Thompson's daughters,
nd his sisters, and laid lady cousins, and
hia aunt Hannah in the country, and the
. -hole of Ins female relations, than ask
Id Thompson. But it had to be done,
and so he eat down and studied ont a
speech which he waa to disgorge to old
Thompson the very first time he-got a shy
cAihtray e?et)1hg',"VnVn wit-Ibo anX au.
meandered around to meeting, and found
him doing a sum in beer measure.
"How are you, Smith ?" said old
Thompson, as the former walked in, white
as a piece of chalk, and trembling as if he
bad swallowed a condensed earthjuake.
Smith was afraid to answer, because hel
wasn't snie about the speech, lie knew
he bad to keep his frip tfpon it while he
had it there or it would slip from him
quicker than an oiled eel through an auger
hole. So b blurted out :
"Mr. Thompson Sir : Perhaps it may
not have been unknown to you, that dur
ing an extended period of some five years,
I have been busily engaged in the prose
cution xf a commercial enterprise '
"Is that so, and keepin' it a secret all
this time, while I tbounlit vou were ten-
WSJWCI.V II v
din' store I Well, Ly George, you are oue I qlaesuons should pay the one who pro
of them, now ain't you t" pounded them a twelve kreutzer piece,
Smith had begun to think it all over arid those who answered them pertinent
again, to get the run of it. ly should receive a twelve kreutzer
"Mr. Thompson Sir, perhaps it may piece,
not be unknown to you that, for the ex- This proposal pleased the company,
tended period at five years, I have been and hopiug to divert themselves with the
busily engaged in the prosecution of a j Jew's wit or stupidity, each one asked at
commercial enterprise, with the determi
nation to secures sufficient maintenauoo"-
"Sit down, Smith, aud help yourself to
beer. Don't stand there holdin' your hat,
like a blind beggar, with paralysis I
have nearer seen you behave soueer in
all my born days,"
Smith had been knocked mirragahv.and
so be bad to wander back again, and take
a fresh start. V
"Mr. Thompson, Sir : Itx may not be
unknown to you that during an extended
period of five years I have been engaged
iu the prosecution of a commercial enter
prise with the determination to procure a
sufficient maintenance "
"A which ancc t" asked old Thompson,
but Smith held on to the last words as if
it was his only chance, and went on :
"In the hope that some day 1 might en
ter wedlock. and betow my earthly posses
sions upon one whom I could call my own.
I have been a lonely man, sir, and have
felt that tt is not good for man to be
alone; therefore 1 would" a.
Neither is it. Smith; I'm glad yon
dropped fn. flow'e the old man ?"
"Mr. Thompson. Sir?" said Smith in
deanuirinsr confusion, raising his voice to
a yell, "It may not be knownoyoutbat
during an exteudod period, of a lonely
roan: I have bean eagaged to enter wed
lock, aad bestow all my enterprise upon
one whom I eoahi devmiine to be good
for certain possessions no, I mean that
is that Mr. Thompson, sir: It may
not be unknown"
" Ad then again, it may. Look here.
Smith, you'd b tt r lay down and take
something warm, you ain't well."
Smith, sweating like a four year old
nl went in arain
"Mr Thomusir. Sir : It mav hot be i
lonelv to vou to prosecute me whom you i
a friend for commercial to.tuuenaDce, Dili 1
but he dang it Mr. 1 boinpsir, sir :
"Oh, Smith, you talk like a fool. I nev
er saw a rsort first-class idiot in the course
of my whole life. What's the matter with
yon, anyhow T" , ,
"Mr. Thompson, sir," sairLSrif h, in an
aeonv of bewilderment, "it haay not be
known tbat yon prosecuted a lonely man
ho is not good for a commercial period
of wedlock for some five years, but
1 - -
rt nere, Mr. Smith, jrou're drunk and
and if tou can't behave better than that
i I Ct . m m
you a oetier leave; if you don't I'll chuck
you uni or i'm a Dutchman
"Mr. Thompson, air," .aid 8mitb, fran
tie with deepalr, "It may not be unknown
to you that my earthly passions areenra-
gd to enter wedlock five vaara -f.k .
"'ffig'sW'k JwelK matu wl ia nAt
get up and git, or "111 knock what little
brains out of you you've got left."
With that old Thompson took Smith
and shot in the street as if he'd ran him
against a locomotive agoing at the rate of
forty miles an hour. Before old Thomp
son bad time to shut the front door, Smith
collected bis legs, and one thing and an
other that lay around on the pavement, ar-
raiged himself in a vertical position and
yeited out :
"Mr: Thompson Sir: It mar not be
known to you ''which made the old man
so wretched mad that he went out and set
a bull terrier on Smith before he bad a
chance to lilt a brugao, aud there waa a
scientific dog-fight, with odds in favor of
the dog, for he had an awful hold for such
a small aaimal.
Smith afterwards married the girl and
lived happily about two months. At the
end of that time he told a confidential
friend that he would willingly take more
trouble and undergo a million more dog
bites to get rid of her.
PROFITABLE TRADE IN MID
DLES. Nine persons sailed from Balse down
the Rhine. A Jew who wished to go to
Schalampi was allowed to come on board
and jonruey with them, npon condition
that he would conduct himself with pro
priety and give the captain eigteen kreul-
zers for his passage.
Now, it is true something jingled in the
Jew's pocket when he bad struck his
hand against it; but the only money there
was a twelve kreutzer piece, for the other
was a brass button. Notwithstanding
this, he accepted the offer with gratitude.
For he thought to himself "Something
may be earned even upon the water. -as
many a man has grown rich upon the
Bbw . .
sengers were talkative and merry and the
Jew with his wallet under his arm, for he
did not lay it aside, was an object of much
mirth and mockery as alas, is often the
case with those of his nation. But as the
vessel sailed onward, and passed Thur
engen, and St. Velt, the passengers, one
after another grew silent and gaped, and
gazed listlessly down the river until one
"Come, Jew ! Do yon know any past
time that will amuse us 7 Your fathers
must have contrived many a one during
their journey in the wiPlerness."
"Now is the time," thought the Jew,
"to shear my sheep !" And he proposed
that they should sit round in a circle, and
he, with their permission, would sit with
them. Those who could not answer the
random whatever chanced to enter his
head. , .
Thus for example', the first asked:
"How many soft boiled eags could the gi
ant Goliah eat on an empty stomach ?"
All said it was impossible to answer
swer the question, aud each paid tlie
twelve kreuUurs. L. , mm , iiiijmgp
But the Jew said "One, for he who
lias eaten one egg, cannot put a second
upon an empty stomach," and the others
paid him twelve kreutzeus.
The second hought "Wail, Jew, I
trill try j ou out of the New Testament
and I thiuk I shall win my piece I Why
did the Apostle Paul write the second
epistle to the Corinthians T"
The Jew said "Because he was not
iu Corinth otherwise he would have'
spoken to them." So he won another
When the third saw tbat the Jew was
so well versed in the Bible, he tried him
iu a different way. "Who prol ga his
work to as great length as possible aud
completes it iu time."
"The ropemaker, if he is industrious,"
said the Jew. '
In the meantime they drew near to a
village and one said to the other "that
is Bamlack," then the fourth asked "In
what month do tlie people of Bamlack eat
the least i
The Jew said, "In February, for it has
only twenty-eight days I"
The fifth said,- "There are twp natural
brothers, and still only one o( them is my
The Jew said, "Tlie uncle is your fath
er's brother, aud your father ia not your
A fish now leaped out of the water,and
the sill h asked, "What fitah have
eyes nearest together ?"
i ne jew aiu,
The smallest "
The Seventh asked, "Mow can a man
i ride from Balse to Bern in the shade, in
, the summer time, when the sun shines ?"
i The Jew said, "When he comes to a
j place where there is no shade he must
. dismount and go on foot."
' The eighth asked, "When a man rides
i in the winter time from to Burn liaise,
; and has forgotten his gloves, how must
I he manage so thst his bauds shall not
I frecM I"
Tk. IA uu . -
., """ aM must make fists oat
The ninth waa the last. This one ask
d 'How can fire persons divide five eggs
eggs so that each man shall receive one,
aud still one remain in the dish ?"
i tie Jew said " The last ma
isae tne dish with tl
many preliminary compliments, he asked
with an air of mischievous friendliness,
"How can a man fry two trouts in three
paus, so that a trout may lie in each
No one could answer this, and one af
ter another gave him a twelve kreutzer
Hut when the ninth desired that he
should solve the riddle, be rocked to and
fro, shrugged his shoulders and rolled bis
eyes. "1 am a poor Jew," he said at
The rest cried "What has that to do
with it T Give us the answer."
"Vou must not take it amiss, for I am
a poor Jew."
At last after much persuasion and ma
ny promises that they would do him no
harm he thrust his hands into his pocket,
took out one of the twelve kreutzer pieces
'hat he had won, laid it upon the table,
and said "I do not know the answer
any more than you. Here are my twelve
When the others heard these words,
they opened Hieir ears and said that this
was scaicely according to the agreement.
But as they could not control their laugh
ter, and were wealthy and eo d natured
men, and as the Jew had helped them to
while away the time In. in Saint Veit to
SchUmpi, they lei it pass and the Jew
took with bm from the vessel - let a good
arithmetician reckon up for me bow much
the Jew carried home with him. He had
twelve kacu'zer pieces by his aaswer.nine
with his own riddle, one he paid back,
and eighteen kreu.aera be gave the cap
tain, i .
AN ELEPHANT AND TWO CAM
ELS ATTACKED BY ALLIGA
TORS IN A FLORIDA SWAMP
TERRIFIC BATTLE AND Dxath
of oxk riAifiu. .T.ttao. jaaafl
I The perigrinations of showmen arc be
set with numerous difficulties while pur
suing their daily avocations in this our
Southern country, which, with the usuai
winter rains aud heavy roads, makes it
very difficult for the managers to muke
good the promises of the agents. Such
was the ease of a circus and menagerie a
few days since. While performing in
Tallahassee, Florida, it was mentioned to
the manager that he might expect some
difficulty iu passing through a long and
dismal swamp between that place and
Quincy, on account of tho large number
of alligators who infested the ford at this
particular locality, and who are at this
season of the year very ferocious, and on
the watch for any unfortunate rattle or
horse that may become entangled in the
aumerous roots, quicksands and hobis
which abound; but he replied thatthe
agent had already made the arrangements
for him to go trough, and it was not his
natHre to turn hack.
At three o'clock, P. M., on Tuesday,
January 25. a man in: charge of the noi-
iu ils stnrted with the Elephant Empress
the large Hadrian enim-l, the beautiful
Arahian white camel, a fine thorough
bred maro and colt, and two spotted coacb
dogs, to make the trip to Quincy, warn
ed, botwuvor, not to attempt the passage
of the swamp only in daylight. Before
approaching the ford, an occasional bel
low or roar was heaid betokening that
the uinauitaiits ''of the locality had not re
tired for the night, and a sudden plunge
and splash in -tha water would denote
that the enemy was mi the alert for mis
chief. 'Phe elephant would, every few
Steps, throw her trunk aloft, emitting at
the same time a loud screech of defiance,
the camels uttering low moans, while the
horses airrost refused to Stir and Stood
trembling with fear, while the dogs kept
up an incessant howling. Approaching
the water at the ford, the man in charge
determined upon the immediate "passage
through before the alligators had time to
summon their crew.
Bidding the elephant enter she stepped
boldly in at tho same time, lashing the
water fnrionslV with her trunk, the cam
els, horses and dogs following close in the
rear. He had passed two-thirds of the
way when a sharp yelp of paiu from one
of the dogs aud his sudden disappearance
donated that tha swamp fiends were at
work, and before he could collects his
thought the' other dog went under with a
long death howl. The water seemed alive
with alligators. V
The roaring, bellowing and screeching
of elephants, camels and alligators weie
terrific. They would throw their ponder
dermis jaws open and tear hnge pieces oi
flesh from tha camels, while the poor
brutes would ntter bearrf-rendinf groans
anilities for relief. Meantime the ele
phant Was not idle. Ever solicitous for
the welfare of her keeper and companions,
she had, at the moment of seeing them
landed upon the opposite sboie, rushed
back to the ass'staucs of her friend, who
by this time was nearly gone, and sue
ceeded in bringing the head of the earoel
to the shore, that portion being all that
remained of the poor animal.
In the confusion tbat ensued, tne per
son iu charge did not miss the colt until '.
warned by a shrill scream or neigh, which I
seemed to come from several rods below. !
Tpon rushing down the stream a few
flfMl, sswWHMi scene was presented to
sens of Cbattoosbea swamp for .Me.
round bad become eognfann. of some J!
tra attraction at thai particular point on
that night, and haul .t.,.i A. n
desvons, .d upor TrelZ LLT l '.
Several times it seemed aa if il-
would escape and regain tha
busy were the alligators in destroying
each other; but just before the i o r crea
ture would reach the land some monster,
more ravenous than brave, would leave
the melee, pursue and drag it back into
deep water until finally it became ex
hausted and fell an easy prey to the fear
ful reptiles, while the man stood looking
00 Wnched and terrified looks,
wholly unable to render the least assist
ant, threatened with a terrible death
should he even attempt it. As he turned
to retrace bis atop toward the place
where he left the remaininr animate k.
counted the oosL He had msde the pas-
aasA Kaa a l I . earn, ssaa.
Bv am aw lemoie saennee. He caaso
out with an elephant, one camel aad one
horse. The camel was valued at 5000,
and very rare. The eolt, the owner had
repeatedly refused 1000 for.
Transfusion of Blood
formed on a Young Lady The Cbicaeo
. x ue reader oi tnis paper will
remember the report of an interesting ex
periment of transfusion of blood into the
veins of a dogperformed at Bush Medical
College last Wednesday by Drs Freer
ana Hunt. I he carotid artery of the an
imal was severed, and the blood allowed
to ran out until the animal waa apparent;
ly lifeless. An incision was then made
in the regular vein, and the Blood allowed
J ru" 001 tl e animal was apparent
ly lifeless. An incision was then made in
he juguUr vein, and the blood was eject
ed back into the ar imal's system, with
the effect of restoring him to life.
The account of this interesting expert
mem given to lbs Post was noticed by
the friends of a young lady hi Iowa, who
had been0 for some time wasting away
with disease sunr m -J ta L.,
ai.rv.,vrivreyei!ujaiu,i u r Trail ITOsi ii g Tjjo (5a
into her system. Dr. Hunt, of the Facu!
ty of Rush College, responded to a call,
and found the puient in a very low con
dition. He proceeded to take some sixteen oun
ces of blood from the arm ot a young bro
ther of the girl, and injected it into her
veins. The patient went into a comatose
condition, ana it was found that still more
of the vital fluid was necessary. Another
supply was drawn from a sister of the in
valid and wa injected, and finally a third
supply from another brother, about ten
years of age thirty-six ounces of warm,
living blood being thus conveyed into the
system of the young woman within a few
hours. The event is not yet determined,
though the prnsp ets of recovery arc very
hopeful, if the lungs are not too nearly
destroyed If the disease is only incip
ient, it is thought that life and health will
be restored. This experiment is the only
one of the kind ever attempted in the
West, and is very rare elsewhere, though
it has been tried with success. The re
sult in this case will be anxiously looked
for, not only by the friends of the patient,
but by the scientific world generally.
The Shield f Faith. When Epami
nondas had received his death-wound on
the battle-field, be asked with bis fast fail
ing breath,, if the enemy had taken his
buckler. On beine told that it was safe.
that the enemy bad not so much as laid a
hand upon it, he laid down again peace
fully to bis soldiers death. So when the
soldier of the red cross comes to bis dying
hour, his failing hand reached out to his
trusty shield of faith, which has borne
him safely through many conflicts. If it
is safe, all is well. He can rest his head
upon it, as upon a downy pillow, and
breathe his life away ia the joyous hope
of a glorious resurrection.
"Now," said the bishops to John Huss,
ss the fagots were piled a bo at hi in, "we
commeud thy soul to the devil."
"But I," said Huss, lifting bis eyes to
heaven, "do commit my spirit into Thy
bands, O Lord Jesus Christ; to Thee I
commend my spirit, which Thou hast re
deemed." He wore a shield which no fire of per
secution could destroy.
Free Masonry iu Rome. One old
Capuchin, whom I came upon the other
evening near the Fomm Rnmanum, work
ad himself into a kind, of 'divine rage
about the Free Masons, and bis hearers
seemed to take a good deal of interest in
the minute and particular way in which
he described the machinations of that 'ac
cursed, blasphemous and impious ere v.'
It is rather curious, by the way, to fi.id
how large an are this "aboratnatian of
Free Masonry" subtends iu the clerical
imagination here at Rome. The "Free
Masons" seem te be regarded now aa the
Turks were in the time qf Paul III.
Tbey are charged, and this in the lead
ing prints of Rome, with being at the bot
tom of all the "liberalism" of the age;
wi.hi xciting a fatal influence over the
minds of princes, and with perverting the
policy of empires. Certainly I do not
believe there is to be found another place
in the world in which so much is heard
and thought of "Free Masonry" as here
aad now. W. H. Hurtbut's Letter from
Home in New York VTorW.