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SALISBURY, N. C, AUGUST 12, 1870.
Lately Much Improved and the new
Universal Ulotlios ringer
(nuroycil with Howell' Patent Dmililr Ci'K ln-i-N,
and tbe mil WHS,
'ik how BinirtcBiniiiiTiry
MNrlork any aiiniutua lur wu.hifis clothes ever
tavotari 1 and ill bjvt lU.r cumI twice a tui. by
aaviuff labor and clothe.
Boathern people who have uaed thctu t. st fy aa
Tbey aave thrve-fnurl I h of the labor iriil coat, and
pay tor tbemaelvea both in money and rontriitiurnt .
Lei every young lady learn to uw ilium and every
Married one keep them in her limine.
Xttr (hlrnus Picayune.
Aw excellent Washing Machine. We have tried
It. Tbe Clothe Wringer ic very Miperior. A good
hand will waslin large nuuihcr'of piecea in a few
littliiijh Knixmpul Milltixlwt.
"Tbe Miu'hiie Ih no huo.bug, but a neceasity in
"We have one of Doty'. Clothe. W'u-hers. and
our houMfhoiil an- in n Maries oer it. lhey ure
great eeonomier of time and labor "
K'lp tuU i.V. i A'trtrtiner.
"We have one ol llnne ejreellent minimus inuse,
aid we cheerfully euiuuicinl it for ill that i claim
ep for it."
Rulkerfonl I 'imlicator.
"After over tw year experience with a lo
ty, we are usaurcil that it is the greatest help
and economizer ol' lime, labor and money we
have yet had nitroiliu eil into our household.
WUVmm.toii Smith, Sck Orleans.
"I bavt; bad a Doty Wu.-ber in my fatuity for
one time. It jrives enti-e satisfaction, ami I
take pleasure in commending it to Uio head of
every nousclioid. loirere, Jrjii rsn, lvrat.
"I have hiul one !' Duty's Clothes Washers
innae for a year, ami am iicnecly' salistied with
it My family have tried it faithfully and have
never known it to tail to accomplish nil that it
professes to.' l'vof. J. F. Stcccns, Concord
Female College Stiitesville, X. C.
PKICES A FA IK OFFER.
If Ike Merchants in your place will not fur
y'lrish, orsentl for the Machines, sml us then -tail
price, Washer tf I. ", Extra Wringer It), and
we will forward either or Imth mat-bines, free
... offrjcight. to places where no one (s selling ; and
to rare are we they will he liked, that' we agree
to refund the money if anyone wishes to return
the machines free of freight, after a month's
, trial, according to directions.
I No husband, father or brother should permit
the drudgery of washing with the bauds, fifty
two days in the year when it can ho done better
more exneditioii-lv. with lei-s inlior, unci no in
jury to tlo garnients, by Doty Clothes Washer,
I . - . , ,-:...
HU a 111 ver-ai linger.
Sold by denlers generally, to whom liberal
discounts are made.
O. BROWNING, Gen. Asrent,
31-lOw aa C'ortlandt St., New lork.
The Great Medical Discovery!
Dr. WAIjKEH'3 CALIFORNIA
Mi Hondreds of Thonttands
V J Bear testimony to their wonderful
152 Curative Effcetv
! WHAT ARE THEY?
rrnpv inr vrvT a vttt.k
. 558 s
Meirv no Mar as-1 u'
Made of Poor Hum, Whiskey, Proof Splr- r
lam. and Befuse Liquors, Joctorod, aploed, i-H
" Appetiser. " llestorcn," c.f thai lead tns
onto arnnitcnDuss aua ruin, uuv aru a iru
mado from the native Koota aaa
of California, free from all Alcoholic
ailtS. I lluylnlinutflieiAl UOVOU
8 vsteiu. cumrinir off all noimnoua matter.
ul MrtaiK tbe blood to a healthy condition.
No person can take theaa Bitten, according to
iliiaoTliiiia and remain long unwell.
S)l 00 will be given for an i oca rani raae, pro
Tiding the bones aia not destroyed I y mineral
yosaooa or other means, and tl vitill organs
wasted beyond tbe point of repair.
WOV inuimm i orj sua v iirnuau xumi-
and Gout, Dyspepsia, or Indi-
on. Bilious, Bemittent, and Inter-
ttent Fevors, Diseases of the Blood,
r. juaneys, aua uianaor. in Mj.iit-
havo been most sriecevsfnl. Such Bis
are caused by Vitiated Blood, wbish
la gaaeralrf prod need by derangement or aa r J
lS Invifrorato the stomach, and stimulate
tkAtnrald liver and bowels, which render them
of unequalled elficiicy in aleansimr the blood of
all laapnrities, and Imputing newlifo and vigor
to tha whole system. .
Dyspepsia or Indigestion, Headache,
MS Tin the Bhoalders, Coughs, Tightnesa of tlia
Cheat, .Diinss. 8our rHoinaeJu Bad taste ul
the Moot h, lllilmus A t tacks, I'alpltatlon Of ttio
Coptoua xiKcnargea 01 v ram, iun iu
naox ine juuneys, aa'i " imii'irr, uiuc,
aymptoma which are tha offjpringa of
l, are curen uy idim murii.
thn VltUUll Blood whenever you And
a, immsm huratintr through the skin in Tim-
ataa, fcoptkaaa, or eores ; cleanse it when it is
EZ and vbor MSBBS will tell you when. Keep
tbe blood pure and the health of the system will
m u m
JplV TAPS, and other WORMS, lurking In
ty, mt jtm ol so many thousands, are effectually ,
strayed aad removed.
for fall directions, read carefully the circular
around eacn rxxue, pnnieu in i .
Uennan, jiTancu, wDig-".
32 at M commerce ciiw,, xi. .
H. McDonald cp
Fsaaetaco, California, and JJ and 34 Cum.
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nnnriitaaui Oeneral Airents. -
KWBOLU BY ALL DBUOOLTa AKD
Jobethc Greatest ajad. lk.jt KEMEDY
NOW IN USE
FOR ALL PAINS.
It is lecmiiip m,,r' fttid- m -re ...,.;ilar every
dar. The dc'maud lur it is prcat.
PrciNtred and fir s,le at
- Ian 71 -Tf Tf ' ? in-i iim x.c
DaBing! Vis far ours all Liver,
Kidney and Bladder Diseases, Organle
Weak in Female Afflictinna, Oeneraf De
bility and all eoinp'ainta of the Urinary Or
gaua, in male aud female.
1,(100 will also bo paid for any ease of
Blind, meriting r Itcliiug File that De
Bing'a File Kemedy fails to care.
DeBiuu's MAGIC LINIMENT cur
Kbeumatiam, Faiua. Bruises aud Swelled
Joints, in man and bcatt.
Sold everywhere. Hend for Pamphlet.
laboratory Ui Franklin St.. Balti
more. Md. apr22-Iy
T KIT UN'S 1118 THANKS to hia OLD
ixv ijulsjuv far ftiHlmn.
uutronuge heretofore extended toliim. He now
intormx them that he baa fitted up a new aud
Shop, in Dr. Henderson s Brick
Building. Boom XTo- 3.
where he would Ih pleased to see them. Ho
guarantees to (five sutiidaction in every case.
He has iu his employ of tbe best Hair Dressers
in Western North Carolina. Uercquosts a call
Siilubttry, K. C, Dec. 17, 18fi9. 50-tf
ysHHOROI UH HOI SK,
RALEIGH, N. C
Having no ooiuurtion with any other Hotel
in Kaleigh, I shall make tbe
WHAT tT IT AS BB8II,
The only First Close Uotel in the City.
J. IH. Blair,
March H tf Proprietor
CHARLOTTE, N . 0.
This well known House having been vxwly
FUBJllsiiKi) ami ltflTTED in every depart
is now ocn for the accommodation of
tiyOmmhus at IK-pot on arrival ofTraina.
feb 4 5tf II. C. KIX'LKS, Prop'r.
EOGEWORTII FEMALE SEHI.WRV.
THE NEXT SESSION will commence on
the tint Monday of September. We make
good Scholars, good Musicians, and good
Teachers of our pupilb, and give them a
training fitted to mujte them practical and
For circulars, address,
J. M. M. CALDWELL,
July 1 -2m Greensboro, N. C.
K. . K. IMM IAO V,
DEALEU IN FIRST CLASS
OILS DYE STUFFS,
&c, &c &c.
"y Prescriptions carefully compounded all
hour i dar or night. Prices greatly reduced.
Salisbury, N. C , January 21. IKi'J. ly
ol ii zsi Azores
STAGE LINES !
1KAVK Warsaw for Favettoville daily ex
J cent Sunday. If you are in Western N.
CumliDa go to Kalcih and procure a through
ticket to Pftfettcvills for ; Through Tickots
from Onldstjitro' via Warsaw, to Fayetteville,
$1). Through tk'kets from Weldon to Fayette
ville in. Through tickets from Wilmington,
via Wariaw", to Favettevillo, $6.
CHARLOTTE TO TiWDESHORO:
Leave Charlotte after trains frum Raleigh
and Columhia, via Jlnnrne, for Wadesboro'
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Leave Wa
desboro', Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, af
ter arrival of train and StagefrKfti Wilmington.
Head of Chatham Rail Road to Joncsboro,
X. ()., daily except Sunday.
Leave head of "hatham Rail Itortd after ar
rival of train from Raleigh.
Leiave Jonesboro' after arrival of train from
CiemmonH1 Acernnmodntum Line
Rctween Sabeui and Hi)fh Point, will, charter
Stages at all hours ''Cheaper than the Cheap
est." Office at Ilutner's Hotel. Salem, N. C.
E. T. CLEMMON8,
Oct. 1; 1869 tf Contractor.
Encourage Home Manufacture !
THE RKST HITTERS MANT7FAC-
tnred by any Druggist, Pharmaceutist, or
any body else is
For the cure of Rheumatism, Scrofula, Chills
aud Fever and all diseases of the Blood, Liv
er. Kidney and Lungs, restoring health and
rlewrttr alt. " -
t is none of your Quack i Beverages, but
MICE 1.00 PER BOTTLE,
Druggists aud all Merchauts will do well
to address J. M. NICHOLSON, Sr.
July !.-- 1 in Yadkinville, N. C.
. v i simple, ik mi
CharloUe Female Institute,0; a"dnw-aJ
1 1 K 1 . U 1 r. r., - . t .
The 13th Annual Session' of this Institution
commences the 3oth September and continues
until the IVith of June, 1871.
x An accompliahaid corps of Teachers has been
employed iu all branches usually taught in
lirst-clasj Ictnale Seminaries.
For Circular and Catalogue containing full
particulars as to terms, c, address
rkv. r. unwell & sox,
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Professor Pardons, of Rending, is cred
ited by the Philadelphia Bulletin with the
following novel reminisces of John Ran
There is no doubt but that he was de
scended from Pocahontas. He was proud
of this. No stranger could be in bis com
pony one hour and remain ignorant of it.
He was sure to bring it in in conversation
some way. lie felt that old 1'owliatan
was the lord of all Virginia, and when he
died lie left his regal rights to his daugh
ter, and that when she died they descend
ed to him, and that he was king of the
whole land. T here was a "screw loose"
somewhere injsMs mental composition. 8a
long ago as nSn tho first steamboat waa
put upon the Hudson there was not busi
ness enough to keen it employed every
day, so frequently it would take excur
sion parties up tuu river. On oue occa
sion quite a large party were on board,
among tbem Randolph and a Sir. sswiy-
ler, who was a very modest, shy man, re
spected by all. While the boat was go
ing on Us way Randolph started up went
a few paces from a party of ladies, and
shouted out, "Mr. Schuyler! Mr Schuy
ler ! will you do me tho favor to come
here !" Sir. Schuyler left the party and
approached him. "Mr. Schuyler, look
here" placing his hand on his car
'what do you see ?" "Nothing," replied
Schuyler. "Look at that car what do
you see V "Simply an ear." "Don't
you sco Pocahontas there?" In order
for Schuyler to get away he finally snid,
"I think 1 do 8c a little of it.' Mr. Schuy
ler related this to Parsons. It is believ
ed that the aboriginal descendants ol the
country left a peculiar mark upon the lobe
of tho car, which always marked such
persons. lie made a visit to England
and behaved quite strangely while there
The English were at loss to account for
his eccentricities. They ascribed them to
three wings nrst, timi lie aranK upo-
the sly, or waa all the time tipsy or that
he was insane ; thirdly, that it was due
to American peculiarities. Our narraloi
was told this by nu Englishman, when he
remarked he preferred not to have linn
think it the latter of the three. Pocahon
tas married Rolfe which is the same word
us Randolph Randolph's graadfatblr'
had a perfect right of Rolfe's if heJfoose
it. While in London he saw lit to dress
in the llandolptelad ; he -carried sword,
pistbl&mnd.dirk ; had his eg bare tc the
knee, just like an old Scot. Once at a
theatre, two young men, from his strange
-t -- - i- - i .
dress and otiier cause, sni'iea at mm. lie
turned to them and said, "Let him who
smiles at tartan beware ot the dirk, at
the same time brandishing his dirk. .
The Washington officials became very
tired ot him. They feared him, and in
order to get rid of him, he was appoiuted
Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia. He
refused to accept, unless pei mission was
given him to spend some time in Italy for
his health. . This was. granted, as would
anything to have got rid of him. He went
to Italy, stayed some time there went to
Russia and remained one month ; then
went to England and made qaite a long
-rstay before rettirnlng home: ;?sr'
1 he reason why he left Russia was
this : While he was there, and before he
had been presented to the Emperor, some
one undertook to teach him the' presenta
tion etiquette of the court. It was very
simple. Tbe Minister was to enter tbe
the middle ot the room
gain, approach the Emperor and
bow, and then tbe Emperor would meet
h-ro and enter into conversation lie was
indignant at the idea of any one 'attempt
ing to teach him, and said : "Don't you
think, I know how without you showing
met The day for the presentation ap
proacTied. He. entered the room and bow
ed very low came to the middle' of the
loom, stopped, and again bowed he then
came nearer, took off one gauntlet and
threw it on one side of the Emperor, and
then the other on the' other side .of the
Emperor then he nitch'-d his hat off in
front, threw off his mantlet threw off his
sword and fell on his knees. Tbe Empe
ror was perfectly astonished, but being a
..!! educated man, knew how to act tin
der such clrevnstanccs. So he approacl -ed,
lifted him no and conversed with him.
His reception did not corao np to his idea -,
so, being disgusted with Russia, ho left in
He had an unbounded admiration of
Marshall, who was the only man. who
could at all control him. When Marshall
was 74 he was in the Convention, and an
attack was made upon the Judiciary. He
made his greatest efforts in its defence
and triumphantly saved it. Randolph
speaking ol this apcoch said: "It was a
Gibraltar, uud every aiuwcr waa a pistol
hot against tbe aoli.i roek. Randolph
Ulcd ol consutnplyAii 11JMM '"
he was lingering after n could not
speak a word that ho wrote upon a card
"liemorse-" this idea lina irenaaallv irot-
he was attended during his illness by
man by the name of -R, Morse and be, for
some purpose wrote his name. ,
He was a man of immense knowledge
especially of little things not generally
known by other people. He c its said bo
could bound evqry county ia England,
jtcll all of its towns, in what part of tbe
country they were, name tbe coarse of
every river, and tho comities through
which it flowed
Our narrator dined one hay with Mr.
Otis. It was past the hour named. AIT
the company had arrived ; still dinner was
kept waiting waiting for Randolph. In
be came, about a half hour afti the time.
Dress iu those days was peculiar ; no one
thought of going to a dinner party with
the clothes be wore every day. lie came
in with his buckskin pantaloons all spat
tered with mod ; he had on hip.op boots;
still retained bis hat : had his riding whip
in his hand. He made no apology to
Mrs. Otis merely said rj "As it was a
pleasant day he bad lengthened iii ride."
.He sat at Mrs. Otis' right, wbit our nar
rator sat to the right of Mr. Olid, at the
other end of the table. Duriag the din
ner be called out to our narrator in a loud
voice: "Mr. P ! Mr. 1"
"Sir I" Mr. P replied. "Was it
ignorance on tbe part of your forefathers
or what was it, that led them to pat Nor
folk south of Suffolk !"
In England, Norfolk is where the north
folk live, and Suffolk where tbe south
folk live. Mr. P did not know it at that
time. When ho came home ho found, af
ter diligent inquiry, thai Snffoik was
named first it was settled by immigrants
from Suffolk, who gave it tbe name of
ttieti i,M, as ,HJ rfiv af .rotn pmyU, r, i.
afterwards settled Norfolk.
MR. DAVIS GREAT BLUNDER.
Referring to tbe failure of tho Confed
erate army io march upon Washington
after the first battle of Muna&ses, "One
Who Knows" writes to the Louisville
Courier : "
"There is a significant clause in Gen
eral Johnston's letter, now published by
the Clarion. "After a conference at Fair
fax Courtlionse with tbe three senior gen
eral officers you announced it to he im
practicable to give this army tie strength
which those officers considered necessary
tejecnablc it to assume the offensive. Upon
which I drew it lack to its present posi
lion." The army had been menacing
Wushitiglou. The senior Generals allu
ded to weraJohnston, ltenregnpd and G.
W. Smithd'hcy had recprfnoiiered the
entire country They hm discovered a
spot above the citj', orffu had prepared the
methods of crosshtg their army. There
were no defenses around Washington.-
Mcl'lellan had his army on the Virginia
sidejdisdpliuiijjj them ; had taken no ar
tillery there, and was di awing rations of
tjrfee days at a time from the city, leav
ing all his supplier therein. Th.se Gen
erals sent for Mr. Davi. Tbt-y said :
"Take from Norfolk, from Charleston,
Pensacola, and other-places which are not
even threatened, twenty thousand troops
aud send them here to hold onr camp and
cover our absence. We will march iu the
night, aid the dawn of day Will find ns
in Washington, which will fall without a
shot being fired. McClellau without pro
visions or artillery, must surrender, aud
the war will be over." The plan was
magnificent ; it was feasible. It would
have established the Confederacy.
But Mt. Davis would not i;t to it,
and he left that camp foredoomed to he
I lie instrument, more than the Federal ar
mies, of the non-success of the southern
people. i 1
This statement coincides with the be
lief of many of tbe best men iu the South.
Jftrrirns iro Lxirr e6wrs to.
Old Bosbury says : Yoo can never, by
any accident, get a lady (bo she young or
oldj to confess that she Uces tight. That
her shoes are too small for her. That Bhe
is ever tired at a ball. That she is as old
as she looks. That she has been more
than five minutes dressing. That she
blushes when a certain person's name U
mentioned. That she says a thing she
doesn't mean. That she is fond of scan
dal. That slu.' sin of all persons in the
world is in love. That she hasn't the
disposition Of n angel or the temper of a
saint or else how could she go through
one half of what she does T That she is
ever iu tbe wrong.
An attorney presenting a copy of a
writ to an anc'.ionecr, apologised for his
unfriendly visit, as he was merely per
forming an unpleasant duty ef his pro
fession. "Certainly not," said the auc
tioneer ; "you must attend to the duties
of yoai profession, and so mast I do
mine," and instantly knocked him down
FIFTEEN YEARS A CAPTIVE
WITH THE INDIANS.
A Wanderer meets hit Wife at the Grave
of her Second Husband.
From the Flndlay (Ohio) Courier.
Some fifteen years ago there lived in
tho northern part of Portage township a
young married eonple by the name of
William and Annie Clarkioson, They
owned a little farm and made enpugh to
keep themselves comfortably in tbe world,
and were apparently happy. William
was handsome aud woll educated, having
rgrudttated with honor 01 an rata torn d-
versity. Ho did not like tbe honest but
humble occupation of farming. Wealth
accumulated too slowly following the
plo'tfgh ; he Wanted To make money by
thousands ot dollars, oo the farm was
sold. Mrs. Clarkinson went to live with
her parents, and William started for tbe
golden State of California, with tbe expec
tation of. "picking up" a eonple of million
dollars in a eonple of yean.
t or a few months Mrs. Clarkinson oc
casionally heard from her husband, either
directly or through some of tbe neighbors
with the same train with which her hus
band was going. Then there was a long
interval, during which no word came
After a time there were rumors that the
train had been attacked by Indians and
every one killed. This was at last too
truthfully verified by one poor fellow who
was found by another party a few days
after, witb just enough life left to tell how
the train bad been attacked one dark
night, and before any could recover from
tbe surprise all were killed and scalped,
and the Indians rode triumphantly away
with their booty.
For three years, Mrs, Clarkinson mourn
for her dead husband. After the lapse of
time she married again and moved to
Wood county. For nearly twelve years
she was as happy as a kind and affection
ate husband and two beautiful children
could make woman At tbe end of that
time (which carries us np to the 1st inst.)
affliction again cast its mantle over her
Death claimed her husband, and again
she was a sorrowing, weeping widow.
She follows weeping to the grave ; she
hears the sad, solemn words, "Dost to
dust aud ashes to ashes "; tbe earth falls
with a dull, dreary thug upon the coffin
as the sexton slowly covers up all that re
mains of him whose spirit has gone before
to the other world.
i no widow mica me Mack veil and
looks around. As she does so, she meets
a pair ot eyes fixed intently upon her.
She starts memory rushes back fifteen
years, and brings up the picture of her
first husband. There can be no mistake
'tis he ! The recognition is mutual.
There is a scene ; the widow and wife
faints ; tho bronzed stranger explains his
relation to the woman, and all repair to
the house of her who ten minutes ago was
a widow, but now again is a wife. Then
Mr. William Clarkinson tells how he was
not killed by the Indians at the time of
that sudden onslaught on the plains, but
was taken prisoner by the Klackfcct, and
carried fr away among the mountain
fastnesses, and dm ing all those long years
had been forced to be a slave for In.- cruel
He had finally ccapcd, and during his
flight through mountain gulches ho discov
ered a rich gold deposit. How he- had
written back to his old friends but could
get no answer. He then went back and
worked the gold mine which he had dm
covered- He grew rich, and longed to
again visit the home of his youth and hap
piness. He had got off the cars at Pitts
burg and taken the stage to Bowling
Green ; had hired a buggy there, and was
driving to his old home when he overtook
(he funeral; n strange impulse induced
him to follow.; the widow's person seem
ed strancly familiar, and she drew aside
her veil he recognized lior aa the wife he
had bidden adieu to fifteen yeare before,
nud whom he had thought to he dead.
They now live happily together.
SHUN AFFECTATION. 1
There is nothing more beautiful in the
young than simplicity of character. It is
honest, frank, and atttactive. HW dif
ferent is affectation ? The simple mind
ed are always natural. They are at the
same time original. The affected are nev
er natural. Aa for originality, if they ev
er had it, they have crushed it out and
buried it from sight, utterly. Be your
self, then, young friend ! To attempt to
he anybody else is worse than folly. It
Is an impossibility to attain it. It is eni -tempi
i lie to tsy ! But suppose you could
succeed in imitating the greatest man that
ever figured in history, would that make
on any better ? By no means. You
would always suffer in comparison with
the imitated one, and be thought of ouly
as a shadow of a substance the echo of
a real soundthe counterfeit of a pure
coin I Dr. Thompson aptly compared
the heartless imitator for such is he who
affects the character of another to the
Empress of Russia, when she did the
freakish thing of erecting a palace of iee.
It was splendid and conspicuous while it
lasted. But the sun soon melted it, and
csftsed its attractions to dissolve into com
mon water, while the humble s'.one cot
tages of her subjects stood firm and nn
marrcd I Let the fabric of your charae
aeter, though ever so humble, be at least
real. Avoid affecting the character of an
othtr," however great. Build up your
own. Be what God intended you to be
yourself, and nobody else. Shun af
fectation. 1 1.
PROVERBS OF THE BILLINGS
l hi -im i n BY JOSH BILLISUS.
Don't swap witb yer relasbans unless
ye ken afford to give them the big end of
the 1 1 an 1
Marry young, and if circumstances re
quire it, often.
Don't take yer terbackcr box out in
It you kant git gud clothes and odika
sbnn too, gn tbe clothes.
Say how are ye Ito everybody.
Kulti vato modesty, bat mind aud ko
a good stock of irapidcuce on hand.
lie charitable. The sent pieces wu
Don't take ennybody's advice bnt yer
If a man flatters yu, yu kan kalkilate
he is a roge or y ure a fule.
Keep both izo open ; don't see more'u
half yoo notis.
Don't martifi tbe flesh tew much ;
'twant the sores on Laxcarus that sent
him to heaven.
If yu ieh for fame, inter a graveyard
and skratch yourself agaiust a tame stun.
Beggars don't have to advertise for
'Tis a long lane that never turns,' and
'tis a good mill that alwas das.
Young man, be more anxus about the
pedigre yur going to leave, than yu ore
abont the one sumbody is going to leave
Sin is like weeds, self sown and sure
Nature is nature, you kant alter the
krook of a dog's tail much, and preserve
the length of it.
I wad sa to all the young men, "go
in," and to all tbe old fellers, "kum oat."
About as sure a way tu git rich as cn
ny I no of, is to git inter det for a hun
dred thousand dollars, and then go to
work and pay oph the det.
Filosophers tell us that tbe world re
volves on its axes, and Josh Billings tells
as that full half the folks on the arth think
tha are the axes.
N. B. These are proverbs her stood
for more'n a hundred years, and hsin't
gin oat yet.
IKE AFTER THE OPERA.
Since the night when Ike went to tbe
opera be has been, se Mrs. Partington
said, crazy, and the kind old dame has
been fearful lest be should become "non
pompous mentus, through his attempt at
imitating the operations." The morning
after tbe opera, at the breakfast table, Ike
handed over his cup, and in a soft tongue
"Will you, will you, Mrs. P..
Help me to a cup of tea 7"
The old lady looked at him with Sur
prise, his conduct was so unusual, and for
a moment she hesitated. He continued
in n far more impassioned strain :
"Do not, do not keep me waiting,
1K not, pray, be hesitating,
1 am anxious to be drinkinir,
Ho pour out as quick as winking."
She gave him the tea with a sigh, as
she saw the excitement in his face. He
stirred it in silence, and in his abstraction
took three spoonfuls of sugar. At last
he sang again :
"Table cloths, and cups and saucers,
Good white bread, and active jaws, sirs,
Tea gunpowder, and souebing, ,
Kweet enough, but not too strong."
"What do you mean, my boy I" said
Mrs. Partington, tenderly.
"All right, steady, never clearer,
Never loved a breakfast dearer,
I'm not bound by witch or wiuard,
So don't fret your precious gizzard."
''But Isaac " persisted the dame.
Ike strnck his left hand upon the table
and swung his knife aloft in his right,
looking at a plate upon the table, sing
ing "What form is that, to me appearing?
Is it mackerel or is it herring?
Let me dash upon it quick,
Ne'er again Jthat fish shall kick
Charge upon them, Isaac, charge !"
Before he had a chance to make a dash
upon the fish, Mrs. Partington had dash
ed a tumbler of water into his face to re
store him to "conscientiousness." It made
him catch his breath for a momen but he
didn't sing any more at tho table, though
the opera fever still follows him else
where. The chairman of an Iowa' vigilance
committee, wire was instructed to duck an
obnoxious citizen, thus reported to his
constituents : "We took the thief down
to the river, made a hole in the ice, and
proceeded to duck him ; but he slipped
through our hand and hid under the ice.
Alt our efforts to entice him to come out
failed, and he has now retained his advan
tage some hours."
A veteran was relating his exploits to
a crowd of boys, and mentioned having
been in five engagements. "That's no
thing," broke in a little fellow ; "my sis
ter Sarah's been engaged eleven times."
A few miles from Nashville there is an
old uegress who is one hundred years
old. She says, "De Lord done forgot to
caU for me."
A learned doctor bos given it as his
opinion that tight lacing is a benefit to
mankind, inasmuch as u kills all the fool
ish girls, wind leaves the wise ones to
grow into women. .,
Contentment is a pearl of great price
and whoever procures it at the expense
of ten thousand desires makes a wise pur
A BALLOON DUEL.
Perhaps the most remarkable dual aver
fought teok plaee In 1808. It was pecu
liarly French in its tone, and could hard
ly have occurred under any other than a
French state of society. M . de Graadpre
and M. le Pique had a quarrel, arising out
of jealousy concerning a lady engaged at
the Imperial Opera, one Mademoiselle
Trevit. They agreed to fight a duel to
settle their respective claims ; said In or
der that the heat of their angry passion
should not interfere with the polished ele
gance of the proceeding, they postponed
tbe duet lor a month the ladv agreeing
to DCS low ner smnce uu
LOW Her somee uu tUU fUl nwi' Ct
the two, if tbe other was killed ; er at all
events, this was inferred by the two men,
' jit not actually eipiesseil. The duelists
were to fight in tbe air. Two balloons
were constructed, precisely alike. Oa
tbe day denoted, De Graudpre and his
second entered tbe ear of one balloon, De
Pique and bis second that of the other, it
waa in the garden of tbe Tuileries, and
amid an immense concourse of spectators.
Tbe gentlemen were to fire, not at each
other, bat at each other's balloons, in or
der to bring tbem down by tbe escane of
gas, and as pistols might hardly have
served for this purpose, each aeronaut
took o blunderbuss in his car. At a giv
en signal the ropes that retained the cars
were cut, and the balloons ascended. Tbe
wind was moderate, and kept tbe balloons
at about their original distance of eighty
yards apart. When about half a mile
above the surface of the earth, a precon
certed signal for firing was given. M. le
Pique fired but missed. M. de Grandpre
fired and sent a bail through Le Pique's
balloon. The balloon collapsed, the car
descended with frightful rapidity, and Le
Pique and bis second were dacbed to pie
ces. De Grandpre continued his ascent
triumphantly, and terminated his aerial
voyage successfully at a distance of seven
leagues from Paris.
Cricket Invasion or Nkvada.
The State of Nevada is suffering from an
invasion of crickets. Myriad of them, it
is said, have entered the eastern portion
of the State, carry ing dismay and destruc
tion before them. The Elko Independent
says : -"They evidently come from Utah,
the home of the cricket, grasshopper and
polyngmous Mormon, and are endeavor
ing to eut or eat their way through to tbe
green valleys of Trackee," Vegetation
along their pathway is utterly destroyed.
Bat tbey ate not considered an incurable
pest- Although tin y appear in prodigi
ous numbers tbey travel slowly, and their
advance is retarded by vigorous opposi
tion. "In 1850." remarks a Nevada pa
per, "for a distance of twenty or twenty
five miles, in Utah; tbe whole face of the
country was so densely covered with
crickets large, fat, clumsy, wingless fel
lows that the wheels of tho emigrant's
wagon became almost clogged witb tbe
crushed carcasses of these insects. As
their course could easily be traced, it was
manifest that they bad not traveled far,
and winter probably overtook them before
they swept over a very wide scope of the
country. They advance steadily,. howev
er, and multiply a hundred and fifty fold
each year. Hence, crickets, now that
they have entered the State may, bo ex
pected for some years to come."
Silence as a Fine Art. People
may say as much as they please in praise
of brilliant conversation, but there is no
thing after all, that is as safe and effect;
ive as silence, judiciously regulated. Oc
casionally you meet with a clever, gonial
sort of a man, apparently as frank as the
open day. You arc charmed with him,
and gladly communicate your ideas apou
every subject arising in the conversation.
You think at the time that he is unreser
ved and free, but after he leaves it occurs
to yon that you can recollect nothing that
he said. He has probed your innermost
feelings, all the while impenetrable him
self, like the man in the "Iron Mask."
These men are dangerous enemies and the
best of friends. 'They can keep their own
secrets, and yours also. They can, if
tbey wish, expose the indiscreet express
ions which fall from your lips, in what,
you think is confidential cntercourse.
Talleyrand, Napoleon, all great men, di
plomatics and statesmen have mastered
this art of silence. Tbe finest talkers in
the world may cultivate it with marked
advautage. It is a ft.. t art. Perception
aud tact are required to make proper ate
of it. Nine times out of ten a brilliant
finish of silence, in conversation will sug
gest more to the mind than a fusillade of
words. We suggest more to our belles
and beaux tbe propriety of paying some at
tion to this fascinating art.
Truth. The consciousness of truth
nerves the timid, and imparts dignity and
firmness to their actions. It is an eternal,
principal of honor which renders the pos
sessor superior to fear : it is always con
sistent with itself, and needs no ally. Its
influence will remain when the lustre of
all that once sparkled and daszlcd has
A Ritualistic Wedding in St.' John's
Church, East Hartford, Conn., makes
some small stir. The Eucharist was ad
ministered, the wedding ring blessed, and
the sign of tbe cross ' made over it and
over the elements when administered ; a
procession was headed by a crucifix with
a silver cross ; lighted candles were employed-,
and white satin crosses and em
broidery decked the ushers and rectot