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SALISBURY, N. C. SEPT. 21870.
PMNTtNS PRESS FOR SALE.
THK undersigned offer for Mile an excel
lent Ram ao k Printing Pmi Bel UiU
mabea. Print n form 20x30 and down to a
single line. It b in good order, and always
ready for any And or printing. Price very
moderate. Address, J. J. Mm nkh.
FOR SALE !
I WILL 8ELL FOB CASH, at the
Court IJouae in
MOCKS VILLE, PA VIE CO., S. 0 ,
on the 4th day of OCTOBER, Mn, Tues
day first week 8uperior Court, the well
known milt 1.1 Vi: PROPERTY,
which is one of the beat country stand fir
Merchandising in Western N. ('.. In-ins; situ
ated 23 mile from Salisbury, on the Wilkea
boro' Road. 16 miles from Stategville, in a
fine neighborhood, with a good
with all asesssary Warehouse for a general
trade. Alan, good
Out Houses, Ie House, good Orchards, and
some Two or Three Hundred Acre uf very
and is. upon the whole, one of the most de
sirable plaeea in the country.
Any one wichiug to examine the Property
etc.. will ulease call on J. W. GRAY, or the
Messrs. STIMPSON'8. who are now in bus
iness at that place; aud for further particu
lars, addreaa ine at Eagle Mills, Iredell Co.,
N. C. T. N. COOPER.
July 22-29: 1 lw.
PHILLIP fc BROTHERS,
TWO DOOltS ABOVE THE
Court House, on BCain Street,
T ETI'KN THEIU THANKS TO THE
JLSy puDltc loratne very lilieral patronage en
joyed by them during the past year, aud hope,
by fair dealing; and strict attention to business
to merit a coutinuauoe. if not an increase of the
NORTH CAROLINA. Superior Court.
i ri k Cot'jrrr. ) Spring Term leTO
Rliiebeth Hprouse, assignee, plaintiff,
1st. George D. Sprou. of Yadkin county,
a brother of Robert Sprouae, deeaed.
2d. George R. Carter. Robert Daniel and
wife Hannah, David Kendriek and hia
wife Harriett. Lucy Hollingsworth, ehll
dren of Amelia Sprouae, dee'd, a sister of
3d. a. Thomas Jone. George Jonea. and two
other children of Sally Jones. dee'd. who
was a daughter of Martha Sprouae, dee'd,
a sister of Robert Sprouae : o. Jaa. Smith,
and two other children of Jaue, a daugh
ter of aaid Martha Sprouae. ,
FsMton for Part. . I
To rjanrge R. Carter, Robert Dauiel aid
wife Naney, George V7 Kelly and wife
Hannah. David Kiudrick and wife Harri
ett, aud Lucy Holliugsworth, children and
Heirs at Law of Amelia Sprouae: and
Thomas Jones, George Jones, uud two oth
er children of Sally Joue. whose are nn
known, aud Jame Smith and two other
ehildreu of Jaue Smith, dee'd, non-reai
You are hereby notified that a summons!
iu the above entitled case, has issued sgains.
you. and the coinplalul therein was filed in
the Superior Court of Davie eounty, on the
-SHh day of July, 1070.
You are also notified, that tbe numinous in
the ease is returnable to the Judge of our Su-
perior Court, to be held for the eounty of Da
vid, at the Court House in Morksville, on the
second Monday after the third Monday of
September, IB7U, wbeu and where you are
hereby required to appear and answer the
complaint iu default whereof ihe plaintiff
will apply to aaid Court for the relief deman
ded iu the complaint.
Witness. H. R. Austin, Clerk of onr said
Court at office in the town of Mocksville, on
the 29th day of July, A. D. I .-70.
II. R. AUSTIN,
Clerk Superior Court,
aug5-3l:6w pr. f-eI.V
Crjcli North, Stair
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E W I 8 KANE
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NORTH CAROLINA. ) Iu the Superior
C'aldwdll Couxty. Court.
We will enntinne to keep on hand froal sup
plr of PAXZItT aiOOBUlll, in
Fresh and Salt Fish,
OF KVKKY VAniF.TV
Whiskeys, Brandies, Sum, Gl, V., a.
BOOTS, SHOES, DOMESTICS,
In fact, almost everything usually lept in a va
riety Store, all ofwbirh we will sell low for
Cash, or Country Produce at the high
est market price.
PHILLIPS & RKOTIIERS.
Feb. 18. 1870. 7-tf
DeBing's Via ruga cures all Liver,
Kidney and BladJer Diseases, Organic
Weakness. Female - Afflictions, Generul De
bility and all comp'aiuts of the Uriuaty Or
gan, in male aud female.
1,000 will also be paid for any case of
Blind. Bleeding or Itcniug Piles that De
Bing'a Pile Remedy fails to cure.
DeBing's MAGIC LINIMENT cures
Rheumatism, Pains. Bruises and Swelled
Joint, in man and beast.
Sold everywhere. Send for Pamphlet.
Laboratory WA Franklin st.. Balti
more. Md. apr22-ly
RETURNS HIS THANKS to his OLD
FRIESDS and the Put. lie for the liberal
patronage heretofore extendi! lohiin. He now
infonns them that he ha fitted up a new and
Shop, in Br. Henderson's Sriok
Building ZLoom Wo- 3,
where he would he pleased to ro them. Ho
guaranteed to give satisfaction in every Case.
He han in his employ of the best Hair Dressers
ma. lie requests a call
in Western Korth Oar
Salisbury, K. C, De! 17, MPS
GOODS GOING DOWN!
.flOODS GOING DOWN! !
No. 3, Grasite Row,
Salisbuky, X. C,
HA8 JUST ARRIVED FROM the
North with a full d well selected Stock
which he offers to the public at prices lower
than any house in the market, having pur
chased them during the decline iu the North
All I desire is a call, and I aiu confident
that you will not, leave my store without be
ing pleased, not only with the Goods, but
with the LOW PRICES.
My stock consists in part of
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Trimmings of all kinds,
G E N T L E M E N ' S
HATS, CAPS, BOOTS k &H0K6, ,
and a full line of
and a great many other articles not here enu
W Come and examine my jtoik of Goods
before purchasing elsewhere.
" v No. 3. Granite Row, .Salisbi bv. X. C.
- June 10. 1870. 23 3in.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Thfcs well known House having been newly
ITBjiishkd and BBKlTTKn in every depart
i bow open for the accommodation of
TRAVELLING PI BLIC.
ii i Pi 1 at IVtMt rtn arrival ofTrains.0
M A- Bernhardt, Executor of Henry Smith.
Lewis S. Hartley aud wife Clarrissa. D. V.
Prrssnell aud wife Elizabeth. Maria Hry.
Rufus Sinitli, Ephriaui Smith. Willis Stan
ly and wife Helena. John Moore and wife
Emily. W. W. Barnes aud wife (.'srolnie,
Marcus Smith, Marion Smith. Phillip W.
Barnes, Hardic Barnes and Ida Baruee.
To Ephriain Smith. William Stauly and wife
Selena .John Moo e aud wite Emily, non
resident defendants in the above entiled pro
You are hereby notified that summonse in
the above entitled proceediiiK. hare issued
nCinet j, -.-I. hi,, I 1 1,.- ltint thervin wm
tiled in the ottieeof I he Clerk of the Superior
Court of Caldwell county, en the 1 1th day
July. A. D 1870.
You are further notified that the sum
mons in this proceeding ia returnable to
llio office of the Clerk of tbe Superior
Court of the said County on the 1st day
of September next, when and where you
are required lo appear and answer the
complaint in default whereof the plain
tiff will apply to the Court (or the re
lief demanded in the enmpiaiut.
Witness, R. R. Wakefield, Clerk of
he Superior Court in Lenoir, tbe 11th
day of July, A. D , 1870.
ft. R. WAKEFIELD, c. 8. c.
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A FARMER'S EXPERIENCE WITH
A DETROIT PICKPOCKET.
A short lime since, while oar reporter
was visiting a town in tbe interior, he
made the acquaintance of a well-to-do far
mer, who, alter making some inquiries in
regard to tbe growth and prosperity of
Detroit, inquired if there were any pick
pockets in that city. Tbe reply was, of
course, iu the ahrmativc. 1 lie tanner
laughed quietly, and then said :
"1 don i often tell mr first experience
in seeing tbe lions of your city, but I am
not us sensitive over it now a I used to
be and Pll tell you about it. Some years
before my faiber died be went to New
York city on business, and while there he
bought him a gold watch, lie wore it as
long as he lived, and wbeu he died, a few
years ago, he frare it to me. Of course 1
waasjrjwgly attached to the watch, and
not a little proud of it, especially when 1
pot it ia my packet upou lit oaion uf
my first visit to Detroit. ' I haven't any
doubt that I looked at it a hundred times
a day, and you will not be at all surpris
prised when I toll you that I had not been
in the citv two hours before it was gone,
chain and all.
"I informed theclerk of the hotel where
I was stopping of my loss, and as I did
not remember being josseled by any onr,
and could give no clue to the thief, he
said there was no use iu calling in an of
ficer. He advised roe to offer a large re
ward for the return of the watch, and ad
ded that no question would be asked.
I put such an advertisement in the morn
ing papers, and during the afternoon re
ceived a note informing me that if I would
be at the corner of B and L
street that evening at 7 o'clock with the
reward (8100) my watch would be return
ed to me. The note also stated that I
must come alone, and if during' the day I
made any attempt to inform an officer the
writer would not meet me. That I would
be watched all the time, ami the duty way
that I could recover my watch was by do
ing precisely a I advertised.
''At 7 o'clock I was at the spot indica
ted, and after waiting a few moments a
well-dressed man in passing mu asked me
what time of day. I replied that it was
7 o'clock. At that, he asked me lo walk
along with him a thort distance, audi as
we walked he inquired if I had brought
the 8100. I replied in the afirtnaiive,
when he handed me my watch, received
the money, and was about to leave me,
wbeu I stopped him, and told him I would
give him tU) more to tell me how he man
aged to nick my pocket. fSh !' said be,
placing his finger on his lips, 'you prom
ised to ask no qaesiious, but I would
show you if it wasn't for that man stand
ing over there on the corner. He is a de
tective officer and knows me, and the man
pointed acroa the street. I looked in the
direction he had indicated, but coukl sec
no one that looked like an officer,, though
there were plenty of people standing in
that locality. That tall fellow with the
stove-pipe bat on ia the one I mean ; bat
I must be off. . (Jood-bye,' The man
hurried off, and I saw trim disappear a
round a corner ; then I again tried so see
'the tall fellow with a stove pipe bat,' but
if be had been there be had diaappeared,
and I started for the bottl happy in again
possessing my father's last present to me.
At this thought 1 put my hand in my yet
pocket where 1 had placed the watch but
a moment before, but the next instant you
could have knocked me down with a
straw, for the pocket
thief bad shown me
I didn't advertise for it again, and I came
home without relling the hotel clerk about
thai eyenings experience." Detroit Post.
was empty. Tbe
'bow it was done .'--
Cider Mills & Cotton Gins.
SEND to MITCHELL, ALLEN A-
CO., Newbern, X.
C. for Circular.
The Knoxville Whig says East Ten
nessee has raised this year "6,000,000
bushel of wheat, aud will have a surplus
of 3,000,000 bushels for sale. More than
has been raised in that section for tweoty
Some ingenious chap ho invented a
rrachtne to make a man rise earlv in tbe
We make no apology for publishing
'Jim Smiley ' Frog." It is a production
that i destined to 'go the rounds' for ma
ny yean, as one ol the richest specimens
of American humor :
jim imilet's roo.
lie cotcbed a frog one day and took
him home, and aaid be cal'lated some day
lo educate bim : and Bo he fever done
holding for three mouths' but sit in hia
back yard and lenru Me og to jump.
And you bet he did leare him too. He'd
give him a little punch behind, and the
next minute you'd see that frog whirling
in tbe air like a dooghnoi see bim turn
a summerset, aud maybe a couple, if be
got a good start, and come down flat foot
ed and all right like a cat. H got him
so in 'Ii" matter of catching flies, and kept
bim in practice so constant, that he'd nail
a fly every time as far as he could see
Smiley said that all a frog wanted was
education, and be could do most anything,
and I believe him. Why, Pre Irim set
Daniel Webster down here on the floor
Daniel Webster was tbe name of the frog
and sing out i 'Flies, Daniel, fiiei," and
quicker'n you could wink he'd spring up
and shake a fly oiTn the counter there
and Ann down ou the floor again as solid
a n gob of mud, and fall to set aiding tbe
tide of bis bead with bis hind foot as in
different a if he hadn't no ide he'd done
any mora'n than any frog might do Yoo
never see a frog ao modest aud striiglit-
for'ard a he was, for all he was so gifted.
And when it come to a fair and square
jumping on a dead level, he could get over
more ground at one straddle thai any an
imal of his breed yoa ever saw. Jump
ing ou a dead level was his strong suit,
you uuderslaud, and when it come to that
Smiley would ante up money tn bim as
long as he had a red. Smiley was mon
strous proud of his frag, and wcl he might
be, for fellers that had travelled and been
everywhere, all said that he hd laid over
any frog that they see.
Well, Smiley kept the beast in a little
lattice box, and he used to Inch it down
town anil lay for a bet Ouct a feller a
stranger in camp, be was came across
bim with bis box and says:
'What might it be that you've got in
your box V
And Smlloy says, MTtM indifferent like:
'It might be a parrot, of it might be a
canary, maybe ; but it aii't, it only just
And the feller took it aid looked at it
careful, and then turned it around this
way, and that, end say :
'H-m so tis. Well, what s he good
'Well,' Smiley says, euy and careless
'he's good enough lor oue thing, I should
think he can out jump my frog in Cal
''lo- fellow took the box again and took
another long, particular look, and gives it
back to Smiley, and says very deliberate
"Well, I don't see no points about the
frog, that's any better'n and any other
'Maybe you don't.' 8niileysaid, 'May
be you understand frogs, and maybe you
don't understand 'em ; maybe you ain't
only an amateur, aa it were. Anyways,
I've ijot my opinion, and I'll risk forty
dollars that he can out jump any frog in
And the feller studied a minute or two
and then says, kinder sad like : 'Well,
I'm only a stranger here, ""! I o't R"'
no frog ; but it I had a fmg 1 a bet you.
And then Smiley ays : "Thai's nil
right. That's all right. If you hold niy
box a minute, I'lLgo and gut you a frog
And so the fellow took the box and put
up the forty dollar's along with Smiley's
and sat down to wait.
So he .--it there a good while, thinking
to hisself, and then he got the frog out
and pried open his motiili, and took a tea
spoou and filled him full of quail shot
filled him pretty near up lo Ins chin, and
set him on the floor. s,
Smile' he went out to the swamp and
slopped around in theiniid for a long time
ana finally he ketchtd it.Jrog and fetched
him iu and give bim to the feller, and
'Now, if yoa are ready set him along
side of Dau'l. with his forcpawseven with
Dan'l and I'll give the word.' Then he
says, 'one two three -jump!' and him
and the feller touched up the frogs behind
and the new frog hopped off lively, but
Dan'l gave a heave and histed up bis
shoulder so like a Frenchman, hat it
wasn't uo use, he could j't budge, he was
planted as solid as an anvil, and he coud'nt
no more stir than if he was anchored out.
Smiley was a good deal surprised, and be
was disgusted, too, but he did'nt have no
idea what the matter was of ccurse.
The fellow took the money aud started
away, and when he was going oui of the
door, he sorter jerked his thumb over his
shoulder this way at Uan I. and. say
again, very deliberate, 'Well I don't .-e
no other points about lhai frog that's any
better than any other frog.'
Smiley he stood scratching his head
and looking down at i 'an I a long time,
handful of shot, and then be seen bow it
was, and he was the maddest man. He
set the frog down aud took after the fel
ler, bat be never ketched him.
MR. J. BILLINGS ON MARRIAGE
Marriage is a fair transaction on the
face or M. But there ia aaile too often
put up job in it.
It is an old institushun, older than the
History hold its tongue who tbe pair
was who first pat oa the silken harm s,
and promised to work kind ia it, thru
thick and thin, up hill and down, and on
the level, rain or survive or perish, sink
swim, drown or flute. Bat whoever they
was, tbey must hare made a good thine
of it, or so many of their posterity would
not nave narneaaea up since ana aiove
out. There it a great moral grin to mar
riage ft is a mortal that holds the soshul
bricks together. -
But there ain't bat darn few pbolks
who oat their money in matrimony who
could set down and rive a rood written
opin vim wbi ou airtb tbey cam to do it.
Tab ii a great proof that it i one ov
them natral kind ov ackeidente that mast
happen jist aa birds fly oat or tbe nest
when they hare feather enuff, without
being able tew tell why.
Sum marry tor buty, and never discov
er their mistake; this is lucky.
Sum marry for money, and don't tie it.
Sum marry for pedigree, and feel big
for six month, and then rery sensibly
cum tew the conclusion that pedigree
ain't no better than skim milk.
Sam marry bekawse they bare been
, , , . m . . .
ingnstea snmwnere else ; this I a cross
match ; a bay and sorrel ; pride may make
Sam marry for lore, without a cent in
their pocket nor a friend in the world, nor
a drop ur pedigree. 1 his looks desper
ate, but it iz the strength of the came.
If marrying for love ain't a success,
then matrimony is a dead beet.
STRANGE ROBBERY BY GIP8IE8.
For some time past there has been an
encampment of gipaies at Rutland. Last
Saturday two women of the tribe called
on Mra. Hubbard, iu Rutland, and en
deavored to sell her some baskets. She
declined purchasing, but they entered in
to conversation with her, and one of them,
observing that she had a small bunch oa
ber forehead, proposed to remove it. Mra.
Hubbard informed them that it originated
from an injury which she received some
years ago, and that as it bad affected the
bone il could not be removed ; whereup
on one of the gipsies made a pretence of
examining the bunch, and commenced
passing her hands over Mrs. Hubbard's
face. This is the last thing she remem
bers of what occurred- she subsequent
ly regained her consciousness, but the wo
men had gone. 1 be next day, wanting,
to use money, she went to the place where
she was in tbe habit of keening it, but
could not find any, and, upon farther
search, it was osueitaineJ that, besides tbe
money, a .dozen silver spoons and some
other articles were missing. 8he made
up her mind that the robbery had been
committed by the gipsies, and started to
procure a warrant with the intention of
searching tbe camp. She was probably
watched, aud on her return from the jus
tice's office the two women came into the
house, left a bundle on a table, and sim
ply remarking that "it was all right, they
had only borrowed it,'' or something to
that effect, went away. Upon opening
the bundle all the missing articles, as well
as the money, with the exception of some
two or three dollars, which was in silver,
were found, it is supposed that tbe wo
men noticed Mrs, Hubbard going to dif
ferent places, and thinking that she sus
pected them of tbe theft, and uot having
bad time to properly secrete the articles,
took this method to avoid a prosecution.
TWO AMIABLE NIEGHBORS.
The Lyons (France) papers tell a good
story The bed-chambere of two wealthy
gentlemen, who belong to different social
circles, are adjacent, and as usual now a
days, thin partitions divide them. One
spends his nights ai his, club bouse, never
returning before halt past five in the
morning. Hiivneighbor rises at six, and
Sits down at once to his piano, which he
docs not quit until dinner. The former
complained to the Commissary of Police,
who laughed in his- face and told bim to,
keep better hours Aa he bad a lease for
six years be could not change his apart
ments. He thought of sending a chal
lenge to his neighbor ; hia neighbor was
paralyzed in the lower limbs. He bad hia
walls lined with thick hair mattresses ;
still the "sharps" penetrated into his
room. He made his servants play tbe
French horn his neighbor bad bim fined
by the police ; the French horn cannot be
id,! vol except during the jours eras. He
. " i a
JEHIAL SLAB'S REMARKS.
Christians often think God grievously
displeased with thorn when they are only
The tongue of the gossip The barbed
arrow of tbe savage.
Be like the birch Though it has noth
ing but a perpendicular precipice of rock
to root in, it still manage to grow up
It is well to have a spirit of meekness
under trial and persecution. Bat 1 have
found that thus far that some thing fight
down much better than tbey livefttwA.
Do not pat off being a Christian Weduae
yoa have some overpowering infirmity
Nothing yon can apply to it will be so
healing a tbe Grace of God.
If the conduct of others fails to salt as,
there is generally one unfailing consola
tion. It is seldom any of oar business.
Never compare conditions with those
above yon, so long as there are lower con
ditions that you can be thankful at being
kept oat of.
Always believe a man sincere when he
says be will put you in the way of ma
king five thousand dsllars, if be has first
found out that your travelling that way
will make ten thousand for him.
Parents may flat er themselves that
harsh words, uukind looks and other dis
plays of temper in the family, will pass
for nothing on the minds of their children.
Will they f Place a soft stone under a
tiny but constant stream of water. One
week, or month makes but little differ
ence. The stone, like the child, slays
there aud says nothing. Oat go back to
it at tbe end of twenty years, and ten
chances to one you will find a hole drilled
clean through iu
Men wear religion a great deal as they
their clothes. Here new-fashioned, there
old-fashioned. Here neat and glossy,
there patched and threadbare. Here btack
and somber, there with all tbe tints of the
rainbow in them. And I don't know as
it matters much, so long as the fabric wash
es clean and holds well together.
HUMAN SACRIFICE AMONG THE
INDIANS OF ALASKA
complained of the tightness of the rope,
saying, "Will you strangle or choke me
before my time T" The jury returned a
verdict that the mishap was the result of
Pkrscasion Bmtt thax Foxci.
Deal gently with those who stray. Draw
them hack by love and persaion. A kiss
is worth a thousand kicks. A kind word
to the lost is more valuable than a mine
of gold. Think of this who would chase
to the grave an erring brother. Wt most
consult tbe gentlest manner and solicit
method of address ; oar advice most not
fall like a violent storm, bearing down
sod making those to droop whom it is in
tended to cherish and refresh. It must
descend ss the dew ou the tender herb,
or like melting flakes of snow j the softer
it falls tbe longer it dwells upon and too
deeper it sinks into the mine). If there
are a few who have the humanity to re
ceive advice as they ought, it is often be
cause there are few who have the discre
tion to convey it in the proper way, and
who can qualify the harshness and bitter
ness of reproof against which human na
ture irrpt to revolt. To probe tbe wound
to the bottom, with all the boldness and
resolution of a good spiritual surgeon, and
yet with all tbe delicacy and tenderness
of a friend, require a rery dexterous and
masterly band. An affable deportment
and complacency of behavior will disarm
the most obstinate ; whereas if, Instead of
calmly pointing out their mistakes, wo
break out into unseemly sallies of pas
sion, we cease to hare an influence.
A THEORY OF THUNDER.
It msy he unknown to your readers
that tbe Indians of some portions of ibis
territory hare been iu the habit of sacrifi
cing the life of one or more slave on the
death of any of their chief or medicine
men. This custom is based on tbe sup
position that in their spirit land the ser
vices of such stares are necessary to tbe
comfort and well-being of tbe departed ;
and to avoid iho trouble of employing such
in that happy hunting ground they dis
patch one f bis human chattels at the
same moment the spirit of the warrior
chief takes iu upward flight. An instance
of this occurred here three week ago.
About ten o clock at night the sentinel on
the palisade gate, leading to Indian town,
was atiractea oy tne waning cry ol a
squaw. Inquiring tbe cause of her dis
tress, she gave him to understand that her
sou was then tied up, preparatory to be
ing stabbed tbe usual mode of dispatch
ing them for the purpose above mention
ed. The commandant of the. post was noti
fied, and an officer was sent to rescue the
intended victim of such barbarity. On
the officer's arrival a strange sight pre
sented itself. On a bed lay the dying
chief; an intelligent looking boy of tenor
twelve years of age, bound hand and foo
looked the incarnation of despair ; around
him, with drawn knives, stood tbe rela
tives of tbe dying man, at whose signal
they would be buried in the Vitals of the
trembling youth. The sombre gloom of
the a pun me i it, lit up fitfully by tbe smoul
dering fire ; the wild, unearthly sound of
the tin-tin, and wailing death cry of the
tribe outside the bouse, made up a picture
to be appreciated only by a witness of the
scene. The officer immediately released
the boy and brought him to the garrison,
where he was kept until the family of the
departed warrior promised not to molest
him in future. 'I his has been the second
instance of tbe kind occurring here since
our occupation of the territory Sitka
correspondent San Francisco Bulletin.
R. S. Mershoo, writing in the Scientif
ic American, says the cause assigned in
the text-books for the phenomenon com
monly called thunder is neither satisfac
tory nor correct. In substance it is this :
The electricity in passing from one
cloud to another, or to ihe earth, makes a
vacuum along its course, and what wo
call thunder is the result of tbe subse
quent collision of the divided atmosphere.
This is perhaps true, if we accept it, as
a statement of a result, but I think it af-
fords a partial explanation only. My
theory in regard to this phenomenon is
this i Tbe electricity, in paaaing from one
cloud to another, or to the earth, decom
poses the water in tbe cloud into its com
ponent gasses, and the great heat of the
electricity ignite and explodes theao gas
es, and reforms them into water.
If something like this does n it occur
if an explosion does not take place I
cannot understand why the mere passage
of electricity, either through the cloud or
tbe open air, should uot be quite as noise
less as the passage of any sound body
would be through either or both of these
The violence of tbe explosion depends
on tho volume of the electricity set free
and the amount of water decomposed, or,
if a volume of electricity pass through
perfectly dry medium, there could bo no
decomposition of water, and consequently
And may not the fact that we can see
electricity at all depend upon tbe combus
tion of gasses evolved in thejdecoiu posi
tion of water in tbe atmosphere t
From the London News.
A SHOCKING EXECUTION.
Dublix, Thursday Night. Andrew
Carr, convicted of murdering his para
mour, was executed this morriug within
Richmond Bridewell. The drop allowed
was fourteeu feet from the trap, and wbeu
tbe bolt was withdrawn the; jerk was so
great that the head was instantly severed
from the body, and the rope recoiled with
force to the trap. At tbe inquest which
followed, the Governor of the prison de
posed that the surgeon of tbo prison was
responsible for the length of ihe rope used.
It was used against tbe Governor's owu
A witness, after the drop fell, observed
the recoil of the rope, and believing some
accident had occurred, went and looked
made his servaKiti lake a hammer and rap into the trap, and saw the body lying in
agiiust t:ie wall - hia neighbor waited an- the yard beneath decapitated. 1 he head
was lying several feet from it, and the
blood was pouring n torrents from the
PERSUASION BETTER THAN
Deal gently with those who stray.
Draw them back by lore and persuasion.
A kiss is worth a thousand kicks. A kind
word to the lost is worth more than a mine
of gold. Think of this, ys who would
chase to the grave an Wring brother. We
must consult the gentlest manner and soft
est methods of address ; our address must
uot fall like a violent storm, tearing down
and making those to droojwjiom it is in
tended to cherish and refresh. It must
descend as the dew on the tender herb, or
like melting flakes of snow ; the softer it
foils the longer it dwells upon and tbo
deaper it sinks into the mind. It there
are few who hare the humility to receive
advice as they ought, it is often because
there are few who hare the discretion to
eon to convey it in the proper way, and
who can qualify the Harshness and bitter
ness of reproof against which human na
ture is apt to revolt. To probe tbe wound
to the bottom, with all the boldness and
resolution of a good spiritual sargeon, and
yet with all tbe delicacy and tenderness
of a friend, requires a very dexterous and
masterly band. An affable deportment
snd complacency of behaviour will disarm
the most obstinate ; whereas ft nnead of
calmly pointing oat their mistakes, we
break out into unseemly sallies of pas
sion, we cease to have any influence.
til he. was tired, and the:: began to ply.
He then bought a large hand-organ, which
was aadly out of tone, and ordered a tur.i
pit which would turn eight days without
. n ill. a i i i
being wound up, aud winch ne had nuea
and at last he satd : t do wonder what to the organ the turnspit was put in
iu the nation that frog throwed off for ? motion, after it aud tho organ bad been
1 wonder it there am i something the mat- placed next the chamber wall. 1 be p
ter with him 1 He 'pears to look mighty
baggy somehow ;" and he ketched Dan'l.
b.C the nap of the neck and lifted bim up
says; 'Viby blame my cat it be don t
morning. But it is said there is nothing weigh five pounds !' and he turned him up
more reliable tban a six months old baby. side down and be belched up a double
ano-player bore the organ for unieteeu
hour ; at the end of that time he sent a
letter of truce. He was told the club-hunter
bad gone -out of town and wouldn't be
back for a week. The pianist sold his
lease tbe organ is still going !
head and trunk. The Bure-eon, Dr. Min
chen, deposed that he feared the rope Was
fastened too light round the neck, and
this gave greater force to the fall. He
would not attribute the accident to the
thinness of tbe rope, although tbe head
wh as cleanly severed ss if by a knile,
but he rather attributed it to the lightness
of the fastening. There was no disease
of the neck. The machinery was in per
feet wcrting order.
A Di8Apioivtko Heiress A Cali
fornia millionaire recently died, and it was
supposed had left all bis property to his
only daughter. But when the will was
read, it proved that he had cut ber off
without a shilling; whereat, she become
so enraged that she seized the document
and tore it to pieces. It seems that when
she married, some ten years ago, her fath
er swore never to foigive her, snd while
in this passion, made hi will. Tbey soon
became reconciled, but it is supposed that
he forgot or neglected to destry tbo old
will and make another. The woman has
been indicted, and is now awaiting trial.
The arrangements of nature are admirable,"
reclaimed a young ladr during the lata high
winds. The same wind which disarranges onr
drtasca blows dust in the eye of the wicked
young men who would take advantage of oar
The chaplain deposed that the prisoner ' cxmfusion." She was a very rUoopical girl.