! i HI.ISHLD tVLUY FHIIAY BY
P. ANTHONY & J. M. CROSS
T AND ARB.
' IILate of Advertising:
One square, one ins?i tiou, $ 00
One square, one month, 1 ('5
One square, two months,. 2 00
One square, thieu moctiis,, " 2 CO
One squaie, six months 5 00
One square, one year, 9 00
CVE YEAR, CASH IN ADVANCE, $1-52.
SIX MCN1HS, - " -75,
CONCORD, N. C, JUNE 15, 1888.
GREAT VICTORY OVER HIGH PRICES!
3PEIH" G- S IB .A- S O IST I
ll.o mideiM-ned onto more comes to th front and avows his determination
I all competitors in the good work of saving the people mouej and sup-
i' ji them with a superior quality of
We are "loaded to the muzzle," and if cur tock is not speedily reduced
tlnue is danger ef an exjdV.on when we fire off our big . BL LTO?y
,,,t 'stand from under,". lor the bottom has dropped out o, LOW PKILI,
;,nd if anUdv get caught when it falls, somebody is sure io get nun.
c ,km. your eves, baijcain hunters, and if yyu are close calculators and
know a yo- d thing when vou see it. come aud see me if you watit to save mouey
l u) ing your
Bit Goods, lit, Boots and Sk,
Groeenes, provisions and other articles of home use. A specialty on flour
vhitlt cannot be purchased ebehere of the saiua grade a cheap as I will sell
t Don't Hell our country produce before calling on
IR A.. BEq"W2T;
P. S. Thanking for past favors IYope by fair dealing aud reasonable
i.'acs to merit a continuance of the same.
Beautiful faees are those thai wear
It matters little if dark or fair
Whole souled honesty printed there.
Beautiful eyes are those that show,
Like crystal panes where earth fires
Beautiful thoughts that burn below.
Beautiful lips are those whose words
Leap from the heart like songs of
Yet whose utterance produces girds.
Beautiful hands are those that do
ork that is earnest; and brave and
Moment by moment tle long day.
Beautiful feet are those that. go
On kindly ministry to and fro,
Down lowliest ways, if God will's it so.
Beautiful shoulders ate those that
' bear ' ' ' - "v"'
Ceaseless burdens of homely care
With patience, grace and daily
Beautiful lives are those that bless
Silent riv rs of happiness.
Whose hidden fountains but few may
Beautiful twilight at set .of sun,
Beautiful goal with race well run,
Beautiful rest with work well doue.
Beautiful grave where grasses creep.
Where brown leaves fall, vhera
drifts lie deep
Over worn out hands oh, beautiful
pi.atfokm necessary taxation a vast sum of
ot the yiiurmrrn Prt,-. moneJ (r beyond- the needs of an.
,. , ,, economical administration is drawn
"TcJ tnK-C1'al1? ' Pairty- f :fronitLe chanestu of trade and ac-.
United States m national convention ; cumnlated as ;l demoralizing surplus
assembled renevvs the pledge of its, iu the n;ltional treasury. The
fidelity to democratic faith and. re- j mou ,v now laving idle in the federal
affirms the platform adopted by its;treas- uniting from a en perl
repiesenuuives in im- u'uuuun ul , flu)U3 taxation amount3 to more than
& Kb CONCORD
A NEW FIRM!
A brave man respects a brave, ad
versary, but it is not often thai, cvyo
brave men exchange, compliments
exactly in the manner described
below. The iiicide it is related by
one of the participants, a confeder
ate officer. A Yankee "officer had
attracted his attention the previous
day by his gallantry and the excel
lent dispositions he had made of his
Here I saw him again, galloping
very near us on a handsome gray
! horse, quickly discovering our weak
points, and posting and instructing
his men accoi dingly.
Mars than a Siaug!
I would inform the ladies of Con
cord and surrounding country that I
have opened a new
a m indorses u wws ex- $i23 000,000, and the surplus col
pressed by President Cleveland m!lected is reaching the sum cf -more
his last earnest message to Congress , th.m G0,000,000 annually. De-
lib u uuiicut ima i ciauuu yi bauched by this immense ievvTitation
olatlorm upon tne question oi the rt.medv of tho liepr.blican. party
ranff reduction, and also indorses to meetaud exhaust bv' cxtrava-
tne ettorrs or our uemoqrauc repre-1
sentatives in Congress to secure, a i
reduction of excessive taxation. I
Among its principles of party faith!
are the maintenance of the indis-i
solvable union of free and inde-l
structable debute now about to enter
upon its second century of unex
ampled progress and renown devotion
to a plan ot government regulated by
a. written constitution, strictly sjeci
fying every granted power and ex
pressly reserving to the States or
people the entire ungranled residue
cf power; the encouragement of a
r.ealous popular vigilence directed to
all who have been chosen for brief
terms to enact and execute the laws,
and are charged, with the duty of
preserving peace, insuring equality
and to establish justice.
The Democratic party welcomes
rii exacting sci utiny. of the adminis
tration of the executive power which
four years aro was committed to its-
trusts in the. election of G rover
Cleveland President of the United.
States, but it challenges the most
searching inquiry concerning its
fidelity and devotion to the pledges
which then invited the suffrages of
the people during a most critical
period of our financial affairs, re
sulting from over., taxation, the
anomalous condition of our currency
and a public debt unmatured. It
has by the adoption of a wise and
conservative course not only avoided
disaster, but greatly promoted the
prospersn . cf . our people. It has re
versed the improvident and unwise
Remarkable Tree in Iieniifort
In this conntv, about ten miles
know not, but there it is and there it
will remain, tracks and. all, for a
period of fifty years longer. It is
one among the few things the writer
from the town cf Washington, and j ha seen that lie could not account
a short distance -from, one of the for, and comes perhaps nearer to
main roads leading to the towu,.in a' being a miracle thau anything else,
forest of oak, hickory, pine and j at least in this part of the country,
other miscellaneous growth, stands a j Washington (X. G.) Progress.
large long leaf pine. It has never!
been boxed for turpentine, although ' T s,t,n ,uls--
every other pine tree surrounding it j "I haven't the change for you to
has been chipped (as it is termed) j uight,'" said handsome Mrs. Vail to
and "'tended'' for main years. This, the younr ' seamstress. T suppose
gant appropriations and. expenses,
whether constitutional or not, the
accumulation of extravagant taxa
tion. The Democratic policy is to
enforce frugality in public expense
and abolish unnecessary taxation.
Our established domestic industries
and enterprises should not and need
not be endangered by the reduction
and correction of the burdens of tax
ation. On the contrary a fair and
careful revision of our tax laws with
due allowance for the difference be
tween. the wages of American and
foreign labor must promote and en
courage every branch of such, indus
tries and enterprises by giving them
assurances of an extended market,
and steady and continuous opera
tions in the interests of American
labor, which should in no event be
neglected. Pevision of our tax laws
completed by the Democratic party
should promote, the advantage of
such labor by cheapening the cost of
necessaries of life in the home of
every workingiuan and at the same
time securing to him steady remu
nerative employment. Upon this
question of tariff reform so closely
concerning every, phase of our
national life, and upon every ques
tion involved in the problem of good
government the Democratic party
submits its principles and profes
sions to the intelligent
the American people."
together with the fact that it is very
tall and a landmark (the top of it)
for many miles around makes-it a
you couldu'X change a five dollar
bill? ?vp. Margery Lane's slender
purse wasMt eqyal to that, emer
gency, aud it had be'en mawvv a . day
But theie is more than this about j since it had cherished a bill, of any
that tree that makes it remarkable, size iu its faddd , folds.
. ....It... !.. n.-tr
After having left him undisturbed " lc " !' '."
Tthcmht it i,ftr.PS- f touching the public domain, and has
sary to put a stop to his proceed
"thereby hangs a tale" one that no
doubt nine-tenths of the average
mind' would accqit with a great
many grains of allowance,, if they
did not absolutely-, aud at once dis
believe it and "pronounce it a hoax.
But what is here stated, are facts
within our personal knowledge of
the matter and can be attested by
dozens of the best and most reliable
citizens of Beaufort county.
The pine is situated on a small
and seldom used cart-path branch
ing off from a neighborhood ' road
leading into the -main road before
alluded to, about one hundred yards
from the road and ; e-xaetly in tne
centre of the cart-path, so that
standing in the road and looking
down the cart-path, tiie first thing
vou see is this pine, and carts travel-
ings, and, selecting two of my in
fantrymen, who had been pointed
out to me as the best shots, I made
across the open space iufrout of our
line directly toward him. Arriving
within reasonable distance, I
ordered my sharp shootors to fire" at
the daring colonel, who was moving
'Vne and see our beautiful stock ' At ALLISON'S (,OHER. where ! along at an easy gallop without pay-
consistinu of ! they will rind a well selecre stock of j ug me the slightest attention.
j j After several bullets had whistled
Ha llPftS. DreSS GOOdS.! quite close" to him, he suddenly
, a . halted, and turning round, ae
LftDES and VHITE GOODS
Full stock of Notions. Men's Furn
i.-diins Goods. A full line of Lit,en
and a large lot of Jewelry. Also
Tin Cups, Buckets and many other
FELDMAN & LEVIN,
Formerly of Baltimore.
Next door to Mrs. Cross' Millinery
A. H. PROPST,
Ribbons, Coins. Corsets. Bustles,
Hui'hiiig, Veillui. &c, which will be
sold cheap for CASH.
Give me a cull.
6 3m Mns MOLLIE ELLIOT
CHEAP FOR CASH AT
M. E. CASTOR'S
a few steps aud made me a military
salute in most graceful manner.
Tbeu calling to one of his men to
hand him a carbine, he raised the ! exclusion from
.,..,v.,in in. i- o fiJiiiorntp nim nt in. ' Chinese laborer
an 1 sent Lis ball so close to my head
that I thought it had carried away
a lock of .my. hair.
I saluted him now on my part,
reclaimed from corporations and
syndicates, alien and domestic and
j restored to the. people nearly 100,-
000,000 acres of hind to oa sacredly
! held as homesteads for our citizens,
j While carefully guarding the inter
! ests of the principles of justice and
Icqirib'tv, it has paid out more for
pensions and bounties. .to the soldiers
and sailors of the republic than was
ever paid before during an equal
period. It has adopted and con-
istent.ly piusucd a firm and pru
dent foreign policy preserving peace
with all nations while scrupulously
maintaining ali -the. rights aud in
terests of our own government and
the people at home and abroad. The
our snores ot the
has been effectually
secured under the, prc.vjsloijs of a
treaty the opc-ration of which has
le.-n passed bv the action of a
'1 lien. you may come around in
the morning.. No. I shall be out
shopping it the morning. You . can
come Saturday afternoon," and Mrs.
Vail , swept hurriedly up-stairs to
dress for the evening, and forgot all
about her promise for a week, while
Margery Lane went slowly toward
the unligbted room . which she was
not in Laate to reach, and crept into
bed supperless that uight, jnst be
cause Mrs. Vail and another lady tor
whom she had been taking dainty
stitch?.. hadn't t'lfe eTiange ready,
and could not-or would not take the
trouble to get it.
They were by no means altogether
selfish, these two- women. Mrs.
Tail's' name headed many charitable
lists: she was kind to her servants
nig the path have to go around it. anci ave bauds'onely to missions.
The tree is sound, healthy,. and
perfectly green, except upon the
southwest- sid-3,- where there is a
streak running from the ground to
the extreme top, about one foot wide
that is dead. The tree is nowhere
i vi , 1 v i 1 T .
else etiec ted. un rne ground war i,..n- u
tne tree, am be seen plainly-audi . '
.i;,;,fi' uA ;,f ,f n u'ra i made summer heut
Republican majority in the Senate.
1 i nl'..T'. l-l,w1 "Dill ll t)U11 t
and, vyheeling round quietly, both of l()f ftovJrnI1KMlt lll!(I,r 1)emo.
us rode bacK to our respective lines.
Flans and specifications of build
ii.g.s made in any style. All con
tracts for buildings faithfully car
ried out. Office iuCtou's building,
u, fc tails. 13
lm Suites, Bureaus
I Be Careful.
I An old man is like an old wrgon,
! with liglit loading and with careful ,
utage it will last for yeais, but one :
: heavy load or sudden strain will t
; break it, and ruin it forever. Many j
people reach the age of fifty aud
sixty or even seventy, measurably j
! free from tii& most of the infirmities
i of age, cheery iu heart and sound in I
health, ripe in wisdom a.nd experi-,
; ence, with sympathies mellowed by
ae, and with reasonable respects j
1 and opportunities for continued use-1
I fulness in the world for a considera-1
ble time. Let such persons be
! thankful, but let them also be care- !
ful. An old constitution
old bone broken with
There was an object of curiosity on
the market the other morning which
quickly collected a crowd. It was a
farmer's dog, of medium size, and
he had on a fcollar studded with
enormous tacks., leather bands
around his body ornamented the
sane way, and fastened to his fore
legs just above the feet were the
same gaff as are us-d on fighting
"You see," explained .the farmer,
"every time Belshazzer comes to
town with me he is tackled and
( iiawed up by some of --our simirt
Alecks. I've got tired of it, and I've
fitted him out to defend himself. As
I've brought him all the way in a
wagon, and as I'd kinder, like to
know how the old thing wDl work,
some of you may bring up your best
A man went across the street and
prot a Newfoundland about as big as
a yearling calf, and he had no sooner
caught sight ot the country chicken
under the wagon than he went for
him. There was a roar, a howl and
a vein, and then the bi,?. do
for the woods. with the little dog
distinct v tne linnrinr or a nors s
feet, such as a horse would ma ire on
bejug sorely frightened and shies.
They are eight iu number, and
made, as can be plainly seen, by a
horse approachiusr the tree and
But the occasional seamstress and
washerwoman, and the extra "help,'
who were not objects of charity, but
who did need every dollar they earn
ed for immediate wants, o 'ten waited
her .conveniei.ee with aching hearts.
hose furnace tire
in her beautiful
rooms, .without a thought on her
part, and who'-e brilliant chandeliers
turned night into day in the long
parlors, remember that ones supply
of coal depended on the small pro-
suddenly shieing to the left to avoid ceeds of a day 4 labor, and that no
it. There is nothing in the tracks, i money in the purse meant no fire in
neither grass ior bushes, nor pine , the grate and no light in tne dark
straw, .they being perfectly clean, ness? How should she be expected
and black, as if they had only been to remember that the poor washer
made a week or ten days. And woman, whose home had been eom-
this, too, in a forest where there is f citable and even pretty before the
husband began to stop at the saloon.
resented the gift of charity, and only
j asked that the dollar for which she
I toiled so hard, with aching dimbs
i and bewildere I brtin. should
paid at the dav's
It .would have been a small matter
cratic control the rights and the
welfare of all the people have been
defended. Fvery public interest has close behind. One mouthful of tacks
been protected and the equality of'j was plenty for the big 'un, and his
yelps of pain and terror could be
all our citizens before the law.
wit bout regard to race or color has
been steadfastly maintained. Upon
its record thus exhibited and upon
the. plulgt-ci h continuance to the
people of the benefits of Democracy,
it invokes a renewal of public trust
v the re-e.hcticn of a chief magis
trate who has been, faithful, able
and prudent, and invokes in addi
tion to that trust the transfer, also
to t lie- democracy of the entire legis
lative power. The Republican pry'ty
controlling the Senate and resisting
in both houses of Congress a re f or
is like an j mation of unjust and unequal tax
easo and I laws, which have outlasted the
I do not sell for cost, but for a small work, an evening of exposure to rain
profit. Come and examine my hue of and damp, a severe chill, an excess
I still keep on hand a stock of
Champion Mowers and Reapers. My
old customers will find me at the old
Ktaii l, Allison's corner.
jnl-tf C. R. WHITE.
Old furniture repaired.
12 M. E. CASTOR.
mended with difficulty. A young I necessities cf. war. and are now un
tree bends to the gale, an old one i dcimuung the abundance of a long
snaps and falls before the blast A Pw,ce d ny to the people equahtv
sinde hard lift, an hour of heating I ff flW tlie 1;uv i11 the fairness and
; IMC insure r wiiieu are men ngni.
j Then the cry of American labor for
a better share in the rewards of in
dustry is stilled wULu false enter
! prise, and is fettered and bound
heard three. blocks.
"Come, Belshazzar, git back under
the wagon," said the farmer. "We've
struck it plumb center, and the
medal is ours. Jist let 'em come up
and pitch in as fast as they want to.
We hain't no wings, but we git thar
jist the same."' Detroit Free Press.
not an inch of ground that is not
covered six inches deep with pine
straw, hushes, grass and th? drop
pings from the various trees, the
pine itself shedding enough straw
to cover ana obliterate mem in b n K
twentv-four hours, and there thev- ,
are, and wonderful to relate, just as
ii. ... i i , (T. "-a .-.o ....
tney nae ueeu iui -.j ui r..
It it said that von can go there, fill 0 1MlsI al1 o ?t change. r her
them up with dirt, straw, leaves or i bl as .she came m from the stree t,
anv other matter at niirhr. and re-! 'ue-might have thought half an
turning in the morning it is all j hom' ahead. ' said Margery Lane to
cone and the tracks are as clean and . herseif.
fresh as ever. This used, to be a) There is no excuse for Mrs Tail,
favorite amusement of the school! That she does not think, and allown
children attending a public schot lj her handmaidens to sutler for her
near there, and one old gentleman I thoughtlessness, does not lessen
residing near a man whose word in their trouble or her fsiuH. I know
that section has never, been .-que- a young lady who recently made . a
tioned, a member of the church, in- Uovnge to Europe, and not until
Stelligcnt -and occupying .offices of ; Veeks. after her return did she pay
honor, told the writer that time and j tje dressmaker who made her pretty
again, he had done this. Und alwavs , traveling costumes. The dres
whatever was put in them at night. j maker Was not llee,iy, bu she hal
would-be removed m tne morning.
The writer first saw the tree and
tracks about 186S, and they were
just as they have been described.
He saw them again in 1878, tei:
vears afterward, when they had not
changed a particle, and he has-soon
them repeated I v since Is-. ?, up
The -eklv News mirl Observer i
Dr. r. JVl. -Henderson if.1;"? -"the ut PaPer ey pub
. hdied m ortti ( arohna. I is a crert
Having returned from Texas, ten-: it to the people and to the State... The
tiers his professional services to the ' people, should take a pride ia it. It
citizens of Concord and vicinity. All j should be iu every familv.j It is an
cans left at letzer s Drug Store, . ht pe paper," chock full of tile best
will be promptly attended to. jnl-tfj J Tnl lliattej, newgf Ilwrkei
reports, and all that. You cai-m-t af
j f-ird to be without it. l'rice 81 2" a
! year. VN e will furnish the Weekly
j News and Olservei until January 1st,
' 1H81), for ?S1. Seud for sample copy
! News aid Observer Co ,
i Raleigh. N .C.
of food, the unusual indulgence of an
appetite or passion, a sudden fit of
auger, an improper dose of medi
icine any of those or ether similar
things, may cut off a valuablcl life in
an hour and leave the fair, hope of
usefulness and enjoyment by a
Eijher or E.vellier You Clioose.
Young lady. Will you please give
give me a small bpttle of eyether?
Omaha drug clerk: "Of what,
A Tobacco Cliewiiis Iog;.
I desire to give the reader an
account of a tobacco-chewing dog.
Last summer, while assisting a
brother minister in a meeting at
Cedar Grove, Miss., I chanced to
visit the family of an excellent
widow whose son .was the owner, of
the subject of this sketch. This
dog, after eating his meal each, time
in the day, would always come to his
master, and rear upon him and
whine for his tobacco. The owner
of this dog told me whenever he left
home he had to leave tobacco for the
dog, or his mother and sistsrsJould
discouraged with doubt and unequal j not have any peace until he returned.
and .unjust laws can neither be After giving him the tobacco in his
down. In home markets capital is
two vears airo. and thev are to-Oa-t
just 'what they were twenty years
ao. J. ills tne wmei can cenu io
promptly paid the girl in her employ
whose fingers toiled for the lair-voyager,
and she had an invalid mother
and an old mother to support. That
riftydollar check would have been
very acceptable when earned, but
it would never do to ask for it. She
might lose the young ladyV patron -ago.
She had heard of such can1 3.
So she waited patienth' -rxtii the.
The trradition or explanation cf. debtor came ruBiir.ig- i w.tn eager
this miracle, as it may be termed face, to tell o.f her "splendid tim"
for it seems nothing short of that, is . and srtH, carelessly, "Oh, I quit
as follows: About 05 or TO years
ago, on Sunday, all the neighbor
hood were out at church near this
place and had their, horses tied near
this tree. One man, Jesse Elliott,
more wicked and profane than the
others, proposed a horse race. This
forgot your little bill. It is forty
dollars isn't it."
Let us hope that some da Mrs
Vail and her younger sister will dis
cover that their carelessues
amounts to heartlessness, and that
it is the truest chanty to meet hon-
was objected to by the others be-1 f i,n-m(! Pnmr,t.lv and without
cause of its being the. Sabbath, and i fM.(1
"Of eyether, please."
"Evether: evether! I do uot think
we have it in the store.' J
"Oh, yes; i m. sure j-ou nave, it .thing thev bu-i
is fometimes calleu either by ignor
ant people.'' Omaha Herald.
properly amended or repealed
The Democratic party will con
tinue with all the power confided lo
ir, struggle to reform these laws in
accordance with the pledges of its
last platform, endorsed at the ballot
OU. 1 1 11 1 l -i J V7i lilt Ml.. I . , . ., , . , ,
sc iixi -i , rt one doubting the truth of these as-
Of all the industrious tree men ot " , ..
i i i . i sertions can find out more particu-
our land, the immense niajontv in- .... ,t- Tr -xr i
,i,i! . v,,,- tiller r.f the soil' crsm, 1 h' wntiiipr to U . H. Montgom-
mouth, he would lie down on the
floor or under the house, and chew
it as if he enjoyed it greatly. , He
would also try to bite any one who
attempted to take it from him; even
ibis master could not get it. - Any
no advantage from excessive, tax
laws, bnt the price of nearly everv !
increased bv the
favoritism of an unequal system of
tax legislation. " All unnecessary
ery, Olive Branch, Miss. James L.
Bowling, Kelly, Miss.
The New York Age says:
voung woman who thought she
This valuable Remedy is adapted to j
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nine, ierciniai ;o!U ;ih de:iH.s
; i-har;i.cter. t
is ii! Alterative or Rr-teiative of
td :tien;:tli to the sj ste;ii. it
'- ii-at lotcctio.i from attacks
.i:iu ;e i-i eliangcsof c im;ite and
:i. For s.de at Fetzcr's Drug
For Sale Cheap,
A SE ONI) HAM)
with a capacity for
Perhaps it is a proof of a man's in
feriority that he must be managed a
little. Nothing annoys him more
' than to be eagerly questioned when
I he comes home tired.. .Give him a
i ueatlj-served dinner, or a pair of
! easy slipcer or a cup of tea, and let
! him eat and drink iu peace, and iu
time he w'.ll ted you, of his own
! proper motion, all you wish to know.
But if you begin the attack too soon, j rf oUr citizens
the chances are that you will be ! tht Lci.i his of
taxation is unjust taxation. It is : losing her husband's affections went
repugnant to the creed of democracy to a seVenth daughter of a seventh
that bv such taxation the cost of the i j,,,,,,, fnr a wfi nmvder. The
uood running order. Call at t hi?
by curtly-spoken mono-
necessaries of life should be unjusti
fiably increased to all our people.
Judged by democratic principles the
interests of the people are betrayed'
when by .unnecessary taxation trusts
and combinations ;'.rc ptniiitred to
r.xls. v. liich while unduly enriching
tiie few that combine, rob the body
by depriving ihtin of
I Even Democratic rule of govermental
'action is violated when through un-
mystery woman told her: 'Get a raw
piere of beef, cut flat, about half an
inch thick. Slice an onion in two,
and rub the meat on both shies with
it. Put on pepper and salt and
toast it. on each side over, a red hot
coal fire Drop on it three lumps of
butter and tvfo sprigs of parsley,,
and get him to eat it.' Tire young
wife did so and her husl ..j4 loved
her ever after,"
thev being m attendance, upon
divine worship. Elliott commenced
to curse and swore that he would
have a race onyway, so putting whip
to his-horse he started in a run
down the cart-path, his horse going
directly for this pine in the middle
of it. " When near it he suddenly
shied to the left, threw his rider up
against the tree, his head striking it
and knocking his brains out, and
killinir "him instantly. The
Mystery of Jlorselmir KnnkP.
Have any of our readers ever
thrown a horsehair into a basin of
water and waited patiently for it to
turn into a snake? This seeming
absurdity is thus explained by a
writer in the Hartwell Sun:
"Our friend asked us if we didifc
want to see a horsehair that had
turned to & snake. We did, and he
horse in shieing made the tracks and i drew a bottle from his pocket filled
they have, remained there in the j with water, in which was what ap
midst of a virgin forest from that j peared to be a diminutive snake, five
day to this. The tree on the side or ,ix inches long, writhing and
where his head struck died in a twisting as if anxious to escape from
streak clear to trie topmost urancni b bottle. When n-it. in the bottle.
it was nottiing more thau a hair from
a horse's tail.
"It was then explained that the
hair does not undeigo change,, but
that invisible animalcules that gene
rate in the waler collect on the hair
and has so remained until this day.
By a careful examination of the
tracks the exact position of the
horse when he threw the man c-au be
seen. There is also a cross mark on
the tree whre it is said could be
cii fat' fi lninf tinii Yilnod urnl n:r- I
tides of the man's hair. It is also! a:ud lll,kfJ ifc t'vist aml airni ,iher
aid parties have attempted to cut
the tree down, but something pre
.vented. and while this is unlikely,
s-till there can be nu iie found in
that section of the comity who will
take an axe an fell the- tree.
the manner of a snake or worm. It
is heid by jood authority that ruttny
of the so-called animalcules have
been shown to he plants, having
locomotive powers something lik.e
animals; the motion, however, is not
Does Providence keep it standing ' supposed to be voluntary. But tLe
there as an example and warning to horsehair makes a first-class snake
Sabbath-breakers and evil doers? We ; all the same."' Golden Argosy.;.