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CONCORD, N. C, JANUARY 4, 1889.
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between Atlatita aud New 1
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Montgomery; Washington anu Au-
trust a. Paiiinan sleeper between
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man sleeper betwecu Gieensbom,
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between Salisbury and Knoxville.
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stations to ail points.
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to any agent of the company, or to j
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The "Weekly News and Observer is
a long ways the best paper ever pub
lished in North Carolina.. It is a
credit to tho people and to the S ate
The people should take a pride in it.
It shou.d be in every family It is
an c-isht page Dai.er, chock full cf
the best sort of readin
news, market reports,. and all that.
You cannot afford to be wit hout it.
Price 1,25 a year. We will lnrnish
the Weekly News and Observer
until January 1 st. ISsC, for SI. send
for sample copy. Address,
News asd Ousekvek Co.
Rahigh, N. C.
oncord hi Academy,
The next session of this Institu
tion opens Monday, Aug. l?th.,
ksm. Having secured the services
of competent te ichers, tli9 Princi
pals oiler to the community the
advantages of a lust class school,
and ask a con'inuance of the same
putronatrc bo liberally given in the
Tuition in Literary Depart-
sS1.50 tojf3.50. Mr.sicS3.00to
$1.00. For fuither information aj
Misses Besslvi. & Fetzef,
Next session bc;ins tie fic-t (ii
i iv of Septciiibi-r. Local io 1 liaahby
Ti ini.i iio.'ivii.ue.
F1.1 ati-.longue (r pai tujidais, ad
Rev. J. G. SIIAlD Prc-'t,
Mr. I'.easant, N. C,
August :i, 388-(.
1o Tonr Own Iyrinr, at Rome
TU jr will dye tveryti.ing. 'lhvy urenohl evpry.
wlicro. Triii lOo. h imck X. 'i ji-y 1 -venoeqni
f ir Strength, Bngbtness, Amount in Packairca,
or for FiintnvM of Color, or nun. la ;iu(r Qnnlui.n.
Tlier do not crude or mot; 40 ooloru. fur buU by
For nale at 12
F1:TZEI1'3 DRUG STORE, and D.
D. JOUNTSON'cl DRUG 3TORE
J. LEE CltOWKLL,
ATTORXEY AT LA H
Coy coup, - - N. C.
PRACTICE in the Courts of
Cabarrus, Stanly and ad
joining Counties. All busi
ness promptly attended to.
Office over Patterson's Store.
For Sal Ghsap.
A SECOND HAND
ith a cHpncity for twc've p is"e:ie is.
ru'iuiii'' order. I all at tb:.-
In onlcr t i clos out my stock of
Hats. Bonnets, Ribbons. Flowers.
Se., I will offer groat induct ruents
to purchasers until the game is dis
posed of. Call and see inc. I mean
just what I say.
Mr.s. J. M. CRSS.
IMSOBE 1111 POOPERTI
Against loss or damage bv fire, with
For the Phenix Insurance Co., of
Brooklyn; Continental Insurance, of
v.. i'. i..T.. i v-.'.i.
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Ainorioi. Pbiladelphia, and the
North Caro.Mna rlome li scrauce
Lowest Possible Rates Givex.
Insurance taken in any part of the
The undersigned having taken out
letters of administration on the cs
tate of Aaron Ritchie, dee'd. all per
sons who are indebted to said estate
are hereby notified to come foi war.l
and fettle, and all persons holding
claims against the said estate will
-nrese it them for payment within
twelve mouths of this notice, or th
same w ill be pleaded in bar of theii
S. Sl. Ritchie and
Adiur's of Aaron Ritchie, dee'd.
Aug. 21. 1SSS.
A. H. PROPST,
MM and Mro?
12 55 am;
3 05 am
7 00 am j plans and specifications of build
20 an. jugs made in anv style. All con -10
47 pm tracts for buildings faithfully cai
1 20 pin I Hp1 nut. HUH-- in C ton's building.
! Land tor belle.
Any person desiring to purchase
I the tract of land known a
as the. lny-
i lor place, adjoining Charles Bost
and others, or the tiact of land
j known as tlie Reed and Allison land.
j adjoining the Barn hardt land ami
others, will please apply to me. a-
mey uie uuiu un niur.
W. M. SMITH,
Sale of Land.
By virtue of a mortgage executed
to me o:i tho 2d day of January,
1888, by I. L. Sliinii and wife, Laura
C. Shinn, and registered in Book
No. 1 of Deeds of Trust. 1 a-e 422,
etc., in Registers office of Cnbamis
County, I will sell for cash on the
1st Monday of December 1 ext. at
one o'clock, p. 111., at public auction,
in frout of the Court House door in
Concord, a tiact of land consisting
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o; -i aci I'm, moie 01 i-t?. riii)iLtrii in
No. 5 Towiishim haid ('ouuty. ad
joining the binds of James Yost,
Maigaret Krimminger, Levi Fink
and others. Title to said land sup
nosed to be irood. but I sell imh!
j convey only fs testator. This 2nd
dav of November, 1888.
L. M. ARCHEY.
Rv W. G. Means, Attorney.
By vivtufl of authority vested in
my by a deed in Trust or mortgage
executed ' y C. F. Smith and wife,
Julia A. Smith, on the 25th day of
February, 1876, which in r gage or
deed in trust is recorded in Regis
ter's office for Cabarrus County,
Nrth Carolina, in book No. 2f, page
501, I wi!le!l nt public auction at
rlie Court .louse door in Concord.
North Carolino, on the 4th day of
December, 1S8S, to the highest bid
der. for cash:. One tract, of laud
!vin 111 1 Tlnt.fli Miin":ilr fireelr. al-
j inning the lands of Enh Bost, M. T.
Teeter, John F. Furr, and others.
c ntaniing 110 acres, known as the
Tobias a id R u hel Furr lands; also,
one undivided half interest in the
?till tract, formerly belonging to
Jno. F. Fu. r and said Smith. Title
I to said pi operty is supposed to be
good, but tLe purchaser only takes
such title as I am authorized to con
vey under said mortgage
A. FOIL, Trustee.
Bv. Wm. M. Smith, .A try.
Dated 15th day of Oct.. 1888.
I As administrator of John J.. Aib
J sci',. deceased, I will Belt ut public
sulc:couil house door, in Concord on
I iiisL Monday in Jar.'8'J, for. assets to
I pay debts of said deceased, a valn
, abia tract of land, ccnto-iniufr sixty
live acres, more or less ndjoii'
lina the lauds of Stailord
j Goodman, John T. Allison and
I Davis Hi unity." Terms of sn.le,
! one third cash, balance of purchase
monej to be seemed by good nte
at 8 per cent interest, payable twelve
! months after date. "
' F. Davi3 Bkumly,
Admr. of J. J. Allison, dto'J.
Au- 31, 188S. IL -. : -
CONCORD, N. C.
James P. Cook, A. M.,
Buevaui) E. IIahhis, A. B.,
Primary. Preparatory, Commer
cial and Academic.
The course of instruction is prac
tical and thorough.
It is the aim of the Principals to
give each pupil a thorpugn English
education, and prrpare him foi the
..olive duties of life.
To complete the Academic couree,
the si udeuts will be required to take
all the branches necessary f or n ter
ing the Fresh man cr Sophomore
class in onr best colleges.
Lo'.-l nren on Physiology and Hy
giene, the Constitution of the S ate
mid the United States, and on other
subjects of vital interest will be de
livered during the session.
R-eview examinations will be hied
monthly. The lesuit of these exam-i.-.ations
in connection with class
H'.anditig and deportment will be re
ported to the patrons of the school.
" MEDALS AND PRIZES.
At the end of the session, medals
and prizes will bo awarded for pro
ficiency in studies, and for punctu
ality and behavior.
Board, including room, lights &c,
can be I. ad in privaie homes at :v(i0
per month. Lower rates can be had
by club arrangement.
Feeling that a school o this gi ad
is grr atiy needed in this community,
it is the purpose of the Priuoip.ii.
to xert eveiy ell'ort to build np a
school, woi thy of the sui'pi.it ot tl .
to,vn and community. In ootids
we earnestly noiu-it the patronage
ai.d a.J i'f the citizens of the t.;wn
ami sun onmiing coin. ivy.
For fuither intoi 11m; ion, apply
or address the
lir.Moitoi s r.iit.M.iiAriiM.
A prominent baud The
iiient ring. 1
Made of al! work Some women's1
The toney girl The soprano of
The ohl notion that blood will
tell is a vein conceit.
The paper-hanger makes money
h- going to the wall.
faratoga is famous for spring
water and Niagara for fall water.
He can take it out in tirade," as
the abusive man said of u creditor.
If you want to know what a
sliding scale is try to bundle a wet
Possibly the most courteous of al!
the masts is the top-gallant.
Figures never lie, but the con
text frequently does.-
The man in the moon is doubtless
married to the maid of green cheese.
One of our fashionable tailors is
building a yacht. It is to be a
cutter, of course.
Mow tieee piay.
I do not know of anything that
plavs so regular a gune as geese,
There is 1.0 wiser creature than a
goose. See a flock in t!.c water play
ing at dive and catch. One goose
goes a little in front of the rest and
dives. He is gone quite a while,
during which time the rest arc
watching with every nerve ready.
l'p he come,, after swimming quite
a distance under water. What a!
yell frcin uvcry throat as they go for
him: It is a sight lor a Harvard
crew to watch. The 1 est
are now in frout, and he will soon
be overtaken. Down he goes; then
the ilock draws together, arid the
game begins over again. P.P. P., in
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The horse is unknown in tropical
Africa, a id a traveller who recent-
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I tr iroiir stti lwrs.Mirl.- f rrim I .?i 111 in ti
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on the coast, to Roma, on the C ongo,
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excited universal wonder. At first!
the people were nearly dazed bv the !
sight of the horse, and were afraid
of the animal, but when convinced
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that he-was harmless, ventured near.
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I hey had no eves for anything but
the horse. As the party passed
tnrough the villages many of tlie in-
i habitants followed. The men turn
ed back after a mile or sc, but many
of the women, who showed the
greatest interest and curiosity, fol
lowed for three miles. They kept
pointing the animal out to the
babies that were fastened on- theii
backs. From some of 4 be villages
deputations came asking them to
stop a while in their towns, that
they niig'i.t have time to admire the
The New York Star says: "The
rehabilitation i of dismembered Po
land is one feature in the latest
scheme of European niapma&ers
that will com mend itself to liberty
loving minds afid hero worshipers
the world over. It would be an in
spiring sight to behold the land of
Sobieski and Kosciusko once more
proud: and prominent among., tho
nations of the earth.."' -
tiii: KisTi.r.TOi; boi gii.
laalnt T.4ccnl of Ilie Origin or a
l'nvrll lirllniK9 t'naloiu.
News and Courier.
To this period of superstition is to j
be attributed the Tory pleasing
fiction of modern times relative to
"kissing under the mistletoe," says
a writer 011 Christmas customs. In
the good old times the custom was
very (piaintly deliiiL-d. Every berry
on the mistletoe bough hung in the
centre cf the hall entitled a young
gallant to a kiss from any member
of the fnir fox who passed beneath
it. After exacting the penalty from
the niak1 en he had to pluck a berry
from the boi'gli and haiid it to her
as a peace offering. To he strictly
correct the young lady then had to
throw the berry on to the burning
Yule-log in the open grate and de
cide, by the time it took in cracking,
her luck daring the ensuing year.
Xow-a-days the custom has been
shorn of nil its formalities, but the
leading feature of it has not been
forgotten or abandoned. Scores of
legends abuund as to the origin of
the custom, one of the quaintest cf
which is worth recording.
A prince of royal blood and of
tine physique got separated from h.s
companions while out hunting, lie
wandered through the woods all-
day and at night arrived at nu old
ruined castle. He knocked at the
gale, and having satisfied the watch
man that he was not a robl.it-r or a
dangerous character, was allowed to
enter. The onlv inmates of the1'311
castle were a hidions old baron and
his lovely daughter. The welcome
accorded to the wanderer was not of
the most enthusiastic character, and
when in the morning he paid some
well-worded complimei.t to the
baron's daughter he was seized
rudely by command of the irate
parent and turned out of the castle.
He wandered about for several
days and, when almost dead from
fatigue and hunger, he encountered
a fairy, to whom he told his talvui
tures. She inform 'd him that if he re
turned to tho ca.tle armed with r.
mistletoe bough the power of tlie
baron over his lady-love would
eenscand ho cm Id w in hor uitL?
kiss. lint the bough must be
plucked from a hollow oak growing
j by the side of a stream, on the op
I liuiIa I.411L- tiF tL-hs.h ufii. it i m
ing willow wit'i all its 1 a cs to:ui
off save two. For weeks the love
s'ck prince seaiched for this par
ticular oak. but without success. At
last he fell asleep one night under
an oak tree, aud when he awoke in
the morning he observed to his sur
prise a rivulet just at his feet ami a
weeping wihovv on the eppo.-iti j
bank, which answered exactly tin
fairy's description. Ho speedily
climbed the tr?e, plucked a bougl
of mistletoe which grew at its sum-
mit, repaired to tho castle and won
The North China Herald says the
quality of "nervelessness" distin
guishes the Chinaman from tin
Kuropoau. The Chinaman cai:
, W.ite w.)rk :l t,av gt.mJ j,
tedious iobs for evil and ever, and
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j 1 -t ,,!,.. jf ,e wore .,.,,.,.!
lllituui 00 lili'ii; piii.-s kil I ill .T
j f.hi,ie ,rhU M,.ality al,1H.ars earv
in life. There are no restless,
naughty boys in China. 'They are
all appallingly good, and will plod
away in school without recesses or
re -rcation of a iy kind. Tho ( hi-
j n iman
can do without exercise.
Spurt or plav seems to him so much
waste labor. He can sleep anv where
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aniid rattiiug machinery, deafen -
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ing uproar, sin a ling cmldren and
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quarreling adults. lie can sleep on
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the ground. 011 the floor, on a bed.
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on a chair, in any position. It
would ie easy to raise 111 China an
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army 01 a minion men nay, 01 ten
millions tested by competitive ex
amination as to their capacity to go
to sleep across three wheelbarrows
heads downward like a spider, their
mouths wide open and a l!y inside.
Sc i e n t i ti c American.
t'i :isK!ii:"H llCf(U'Kt.
Iii 181)0 will end the term of 100
years during which the cities of
Boston and Philadelphia have each
enjoyed the revenue -frjm :i bequest
of if 5,000 made by 5eujami!i Frank
lin. The money was to be loaned
to young married, artificers and the
lgriist has been executed, although
the lapse of the century requires a
new disposition of the funds.. It is
significant-that while in Boston the
$5,000 have grown to nearly .328,
000, in Philadelphia the $5,000 have
become only $70,000, and. that i.i
both cases the amount is less than
Franklin estimated it would be.
Brooklyn Eale., -
AVB:OriTY OF EXPKESSIOX.
A t'ollecll n orsenlcnceu Tlmt O114I1I
take A raiii5Rii2ul hy a !insrasu.
It i? said that when Jacob
l'och'i e, the famous philosopher.
wagoning deathbed some of his j
prpi!s came to him to have an ob-i
scure passage in his w ritings ex-1
plained before he died. After puz
zling over it for awhile he said :
"My t.ear children, uh n 1 wrote
this I understood its meaning, and
no doubt the omniscient Cod did.
He may still remember
it, but I !
have forgotten it."
Klopstock, the German poet, was
one visited by tome students from
Gettingen to have the moaning of
on., of iii staii.iis explained. After
reading the stanza he replied: UJ
can not recollect what I meant when
1 wrote it, but I remember that it
was the finest thing I ever wrote, and : area of arid territory known as the
you can not do hotter than to devote ! "had lands." The Territory con
your lives to the discovery of ite . tains (310 rivers and streams and
meaning." j 70 lakes and ponds, or about one
A comical sentence appeared in j acre of water to every hundred
Mie programme of a concert given j acres of land.
hy M. Gounod, in London. The Next as to population. This is
eighth song was printed: 'She j placed a.t not less than 000,000 and
Wand.red Down the .Mountain Side,! increasing rapidly.
acceni;vinied" by the composer." j Then as to products.. The wheat
A lady, in advertising herself as a i crop of last year was upwards of
teacher, referred to th.i "reputation j 30,000,000 bushels, or more than
for teaching she hears." j that of any State already in the
Instances of "neglecting the an-j Fnion. while the crops of corn and
tee-dent" are amusing. J
geography we are told that . lbany
with 300 houses and 1
1.2CU inhabitants, all with
galile ends towards th;? street."
A furrier once announced that he
was prepared to "make up capes,! Jl!st now the merriest war is Ovor 5 oonti":,1'-v' the-v "'i--bad, such unions
circulars, etc., for ladies out of their; the names by which the two coming ; sll0uUl W :lvoi ' !r to pre
own skin" i .t, d.-.n 1... t-., ..-., :..,-tl, .;y: vent a re-e:;forceme:it of uufavjra-
A match vender of London used
the following street ' crv: "I'iiv a
pennyworth of matches from a voir
old man, made of foreign wood."
Some vers ago a member of the
11 )t-:d lavage club, of London, was
stai'dilirr mi thcsteOS of the clllli
house. A man stopped and asked:
"Does a gentleman belong to your Dakota when applied to wheat has j 1,1 the UecenUants. Un the con
club with one eve, named Walker?"! a market value the world over, and j triir-v' '"Ili11 between consanguine
I don't know"." was the ivpl v. I the farmers of North Dakota are ! 01IS i'Hlividnals, equally healthy and
"What was the name of his other j
The father did not speak with j
clearness when he exhibited a fiddle j
made by his son, and said: ''He f
made it out of his head, and has!
wo d enough left to make another
We occasionally read in the papers
about "terra-cot ta ladies' gloves,"
"woolen children's mits," "octagonal
men's cas.-imere pantaloons," etc.
Or that "a snake was killed by a boy
twelve feet long ;" or that a thrifty
In usewife "washes and irons herself
every week ;' or that a man wants
"ahoy to drive ahorse who live s
with his parents."
.4 tiivloiiH liroioliviiy I.iiikIi Room.!
New York Tril.r.ne.
One of the most curious varieties
of lunchroom is down town in
Ilroadway. No chain are provided,
both sides of the room being lined
with shelves loaded with winds, all
clearly marked with their different
pi iocs. In here rush bankers, law
yers, brokers and clerks. Fa.:h
grabs a plate, knife, spojn, fork and
cup, seizes w hat lie likes from the
shelves, bolts it standi 1 g, reckons up
his own bill, draws a check from a
pile near the door for an equal
amount, presents it at the desk, pays
and departs, unque-.tioned whether
lie has eaten a dime or a dollars
worth. This method of trusting to
customers' honesty is found to pay
better with the class of men who
eat there than hiring waiters. Un
doubtedly a certain quantity is
oaten that is not paid for, but a
dozen practiced detectives are on the
floor during the rush houio at noon,
watching pe ple who are suspected,
and the amazing rapidity with
which a man can help himself,
swallow and be gone, makes the
place highly popular with men who
onlv eat to live and live onlv to
lie Wan the Only .llillionnlre.
New York Evening Sun.
"When I was a boy in this town,"
a gray board said as he passed Jay
Gould in Wall street, "I was walk
ing along Broadway one day with
my sire when he pointed out a bent
old Cerrnan going up the steps of
his house. 'Look at that man and
you'll see the only millionaire in the
United States.' I looked with won
der, as he to'd me that a millionaire
was worth a million dollars, and I
saw John Jacob Astor. Ilis grand
sons can now toss up' a hundred
times as much, so can tlie Vander
bilts and so can Jiy Gould. I - tell
you that a mere millionaire isn't
worth looking at in this town now
adays. By and by you'll see a bil
Wlint the Territory in that nUs to be
.n two Mutes.
Now that Dakota is quite certain
to be admitted to the Union as t wo
States, there is some interest taken
even outside this wheat-producing
Territory as to what Dakota amounts
to. T!ie Dakotans as. crt, and ba.'k
their assertions with big figures,
that it amounts to a great deal.
First as to territory. It contains
149,100 square miles, a greater area
than the States of New York, Penn
sylvania, New Jersey, Delaware,
Maryland and Virginia together.
It measures 430 miles from its
northern to its southern border ami
370 miles from east to west. Out of
this immense area must be deducted
3T,000 square miles devoted to In
dian reservations and an unknown
oats were nearlv m
filer portion. On the strength of
tic'iues t h
claim thev lava been defrauded of !
their just" rights m not being ad-! anta-eous,. in that they will for
mittcd to St itehood wars ai-o. ! tlfV am U'teiiify them. If, on the
South Dakota, say the Dakotans,
hut outsiders object to anv more
!.,..-t !i and South States, and sug-
; ge! Dakota as the name of t he
S-,u -'wu and Lincoln as that of the
j Northern State. To this propc-si-
tii.n llir TCovtli T ImIthI-j ii mv un i
(with emphasis. The mine
not sure that Lincoln wheat, though
grown 011 Dakota soil, would soil as
well as under the old name,
Whether as North and South Dakota
or under some other names, however,
the two Dakotas are sum to be ad-
j milted to the sisterhood of States,:
and two right prosperous and pro
gressive States they will be.
A Itiiiiron-.l EltK-iiiir -.
James Griffin, of Danbury, Conn.,
has a small terrier dog that is Elsr. i liidal- capable of uniting legiti
prising the people of his town )V j niatelv.
his abilities as a runner. Every J Upon the whole, consanguinity
evening during the summer, when i accumulates and intensities tenden
the (5:ir train from the west, blew jcies. If those are bad, the marriage
its whistle a few rods from the of near kin should be avoided, if
Main street crossing, tlie dog would j good, it may be f.iv rcd. But as,
bound out of the house near by and i unfortunately, the unfavorable ten
take the track ahead of the train jdencies are more easily and frequent
for the t'ation, half a mile away. ! lv transmitted, because they are the
The train crosses Main street at the j ones that are established with the
rate of fifteen miles an hour, and j niost facility, there is oftiner more
between the crossing and the station ! reason for avoiding than seeking
is a trestle about .300 feet long. such unions. Upon the whole, Mr.
Over this the dog ilies, always keep- j Until concludes t! at the accusal ions
ing just so fai ahead of the train, j directed against marriages of near
slackenin-r his speed as tho Sih-j kin are not. justified in the present
brakes are applied,. and coming into
the station at the same dtstano'
ahead of tlie train as lie took when
he skirted the rsiee. Once or tw ice
the engineer has put on steam to
try and overtake the (log, but he has
n t y. t succeeded in doing it. The
dog never looks back, never barks,
and never pays any attention. to the
calls of his master. When lie roaches
the station he looks up at the en
gineer, gives two or three short
yelp, and quietly trots home up the
track. This performance is repeated
with unfailing regularity, and if an
effort is made to keep him in the
hojse at train time, lie raises an un
earthly yelping. It is tlie custom
now for crowds to gather to fee th
Quite n Clmnjre-.
Twenty-five years aso the new
Princess of Wales aud future queen
of England was living on tlie third
fioor of a corner hou&e in Copenha
gen, and her father, who no one
ever dreamed then of beingia king,
was poorer than m iny a lurger m J Out of 1,000 men over seventy-five , in, nolouoty and vv anting a'
the same street. She and her two j years old, 4G1 huv be-n-farmo, souvenir of him, had Stationed!
sisters, now tho carina of Rnssb-jkhave boot, carpenters, TO mc-1 Herself there at the i door and?
i r, i - r. i i , , ,r. i i waited for him to finish that
and Duchess c-i f nnibi-nand occu- j chants, 01 manners, 49 laborers, -, - And t it Gen
pied the sun.!M-.H.n:sea:,n,y . ..u-u.sn-j shoe-makers, 41 man usurers, U;(-aRt SBliled and said-noth-ed,
and iustd.:d ot a v. a rd robe" j clorgyriienS.I unisons, 10 black-r
curtain drawn i.eross the wall hui
the peg on winch thru few drwsses
Tiu-v had never worn a silk
dress in their lives- Now- Alexan
dra doubt ks Has ulktlie dresses Jie
wautfj. but it is more than ' likely
that:sliO looks back with- pleasure
upon those years as the"". happiest of.
kher lifeto. .
Tlie Mttrriase of Xenr Kin.
There is a 'widespread idea that
consanguineous unions produce
either defectiveotfspring or none at
all. "When a marriage between
cousins is spoken of, sterility or a
deaf nude, idiotic, or deformed
progeny is predicted, and examples
are always at hand to cite in support
of the prophecy.
Does this opinion rest upon posi
tive and well authenticated facts, or
is it erroneous? This is ;i question
tint was examined a few years ago
by Mr. (I. II. Darwin, who, after a
profound study of the subject, canio
to the conclusion that, in the
nvi-spiit stare or science, tlicre is
prejudice tlut exists against the
marriage of near kin. More re
cently, the subject has been fuither
examined by Mr. A. II. Until, who
has just published an exhaustive
work upon it, in which he arrives
at the same conclusions that Mr.
Mr. llnth thinks that consan
sanguinity of itself plays no partic
ular role in the union of individuals
; of the same stock. In the descend -
ant, It increases the tendencies
common to the two progenitors. By
reason of their relationship, the
closer this is, and the relationship of
the ancestors, the greater is the ten
dency of the decendants to exhibit
the same dispositions. If these are
& f onsanguineons unions will tw
ble tendencies, w hich should be sup
pressed. But the case is identical
wl-ore t U 11 'lotion of unrelated
' P011- reasonable person
i wo"ia u,'-e two heuropathie indi-
viduals of different family to unite,
because he knows that the neurosis
1 has every chance to become intense
well tavoretl, ought to he encouraged.
What must be urged against niar
1 mcu of nu n-L In llio facility with
which unfavorable tendencies are
transmitted and the relative rarity
of .the circumstances in which such
; marriages carl really be advised.
But, this admittid and explained,
consanguinity of itself presents 110
inconvenience, especially if we con
sider how remote by reason of the
existing laws upon marriage, is the
degree of consanguinity between in-
state of sciences.
Kesriilnrily in I.oiiff Life.
Popular Science Monthly.
Longevity without regularity
habits is rare. Very old people,
nun and women alike, are early
risers and retirers almost without
exception, and fully nineteen out of
every twenty have observed this cus
tom throughout life, except perhaps
at, some short period in youth.
Meal have been eaten regularly,
three each day, with dinner at noon,
tlie exceptions being so rare as to
indicate nothing. Exercise in most
cases has been hard work up to
sixtv-five or seventy, and after that
j rK.rjoti ,a3 consisted (when the rcg -
ulai occupation has keen given up)
of walking, gardening, or both.
Except in cases of sickness these old
people are, as a rule, as active
as I01RI OI C.llaiani oui.sip.iuuu ui
untiling tn insHfc H, (.,n.m.,.7tflegilial(l'8 arm en-,-
some so. t to-day as most men am.tj13 J() ,m ami pjcjc np. tn(J
women are at thirty-five. . j f,ar t jat Gen. Grant had laid
One of the most significant facts down, and walk out with it
! gathered is regarding occupations.
smiths, 10 bankers, 12. each iron
workers, mill-hand':, physicians and
lawyers, and. the- balance avc divided
among, nearly all the other trades
uud profiiic-is. Tlie list iucliides
only one each of the following:
Hermit, hunter, chemist, journalist,
soldier, broker, auctioneer, jockey,
Tho Si 1cm Secret, or Horn IrclrtlTc
ITHj er for Succor. ,
New York Evening Post. .
Heleno Kogermere set upon
the silken divan in the pala
tial residence of her father,
the plumber, on Fifth avenue.
Beside her, his cow lick drop
ping; gracefully over his ala
baster brow, pat Hoe Reginald
Rosecranft, the poet and lit
terateur. The night was
waning. Through the parlor
window shone fair Luna, about
three-quarters full, at times
coqwettishly dodging behind-;
a fleecy cloud as she carried on
a nocturnal flirtation with
Jupiter. 'Twas a lit hour for
the communion of souls. Roe
circled the tapering waist of
Ilelene, and her fair head
rested upon tlie shoulder of
his threadbare coat. Roe was
"Is thy soul restless this
night, my love? Has the di
vine afflatus seized thee in its
inexorable grasp? Gaze upon
yonder elfulgent orb, and me
thinks in her quiet beauty
thou shalt find surcease of sor
And still the 'poet was rest
less. ''Will no word of mine re
lieve thee, dearest?" said
Hardly," was the reply, in
a hoarse, cadaverous tone
"Words will not suffice."
Then Ilelene leaned over her
poet lover and pressed a burn
ing kiss upon his alabaster
brow. Looking into the azures
depths of his soulful eyes with
an arch smile she queried:
'-Will kisses suffice, love'!!:"'
"Alas! no," was the heart
broken reply, "for these are
evanescent." , - .'..;
"Shall we walk upon ; the
balcony, dearest?" whispered
Ilelene in mellifluous accents
"Alas! no, my love; 1 am too.
weak," murmured Roe ;Regi
n a Id with a consumptive! sigh-
Ilelene was perplexed.' - (''
"Tell me truly," she pleach
ed, "hasthy love for;Helferie
grown cold? Has another
usurped my place in thy affec
tions? Art thou weary of me,
love: .SpeakLimploj't yon!"
uriven to irenzy uy tnse
piteous appeals, Roe Reginald'
leaned over the fair woman
soon to be his bride, and1
clasped her to his breast in a
"Would'st thou know," he-
hissed between his clenched
teet'i, "what is it that gnawetli
at my vitals which no poetry r
no kisses, no love, no moon-
light, no affection can assuage?
Then list and I will tell thee."
Roe Reginald Rosecranft
the poet, placed his thin and
trembling lips close to the shell
like ear of his inamorata, and'
in ;i tremolo pizzicato voico
"I'm hungry. Have you:
got- any cold ham in the
Kite Wnnteil n Son venlr.
"One Sunday morning Gen..
Grant was up in my gallery;,
he had come in to give me a
sitting," said Leon Van Loo..
"This was when he and Gen.
Sherman were planning some
of their famous campaigns nV
the Burnet house, Cincinnati,,
during the dark days of the
war. ' Well, the general and a
number of us sat enjoying a
cigar, before proceeding to
business. J ust before we arose
to go into the operating room,
I noticed a lady standing at
the head of the stairs, and
wondered how she got there,
for the street door was closed
and everything closed in fact,,
for it was at the time when the
Sunday closing was being en
forced on everything. But
there she stood, waiting ap
parently. She was a lady,.
j that was to be seen; there was
i.i i i. -1 . 1
j that refinement about her,
"" finely dressed
Presently the general laid
-,i(I(fll 111 1.1.11 (llllL 1117 IVS
ffillnw me. Well. what should
this woman do but hastily cross
She had seen the general como
1h Nllnffent Mnnw : , '
- It is said we have a merchant
among us so stingy that he
requires his 'erks to whistle
while they draw molasses, in
order to keep them from lick-,'
ing the measuring pot.,