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SLEEPING CAR SERVICE.
On trains 50 and 51 Pullman Buffet
sleeker between Atlanta and New
1 Oii'trair.s-2 an 1 53 Pullroau Buffet
Sleeper between Washington aud
Montgomery ; Washington and Au-iru-ita.
Pallmau sleeper between
Richmond and Greeusboro. 1 ull
luan sleeper between Gieensboro,
aud Ralaigo. Pullxan parlor car
between Salisbury and Kuoxville.
Through tickets on sale at pncipai
stations to ail points.
For rates and iuforaiaiion apply
to anv agent of the company. - or to
Soi. Hass. J. S. Potts,
Traffic Man'r. Div. Pass. Ag t.
W. A Turk, R chmoml, a.
Div. Pass. Ag't, J as. L. Iavlop.
Raleigh, N. C. Gen. Puss. Ag t.
The Yv'eeklvNews and Observer is
a long wavs the best paper ever pub
lished in North Carolina. It is a
credit to the people and to the State
The people should take a pride in it.
It fehou.d be in evciy fu lly It is
an eight page paper, chocs lull ol
the best sort of reading matter,
news, market reports, and all that.
You cannot afford to be without it.
Price .1 W a year. We will lurmsn
the AVeekly News and Observer
nntil January 1 st. 186; for 3b send
for sample copy. Address
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Raleigh, N. C.
The next session of ihis Institu
tion enf-ns Monday, Aug. l:nh.,
ISss. Having secured the services
of competent teachers, the Princi
pals offer to the community the
advantages of a first class school,
and ask a continuance of the same
patronage so liberally given in the
t.ast. Tuition in Literary Depart
ments 1.50 to 3.50. Music $3.00 to
S1.0U. For further information ap-
1 Misses Bessekt. & Fktzer
Next session btfprn&, tl e Vo"'
li.y of September. Location healthy
For catalougue r-r paiticulars, ad-
' Rtv. J. G. SnAID. Prest,
Mt. P.easant, N. C,
Anjrr t .'j, 3888,
Io lor Own TJyelMf, at
where. Pruns lOo. a pacKa pkJ,,.
.. I.' ... n ..u
TUcy do nut er-xJt or mut; 40 oalut.
For sale at " tJ2
FETZER'S DRUG STORE, and D
D. JOHNSON'3 DRIJU TORE.
J. LEE CROWELL,
A TTORXEY A T LA W,
Coxcord, - - N. C.
PRACTICE in the Courts of
Cabarrus, Stanly and ad
joining Counties. All busi
ness jiromptly attended to.
ttaT Office over Patterson's Store.
In order to close out my stock of
Hats, Bonnets, Ribbons, Floweas,
&c, I will offer great inducements
to pui chasers nutil the same is dis-
prsed of. Call and see me. I mean
jubt what I say.
MRS. J. M. CROSS.
INSURE YOUR PROPERTY.
Against loss or damage by fire, with
J. W. Burkhead, Ag't.
For the Phenix Insurance Co., of
Brooklyn; Continental Insurance, of
New York;Tn9urance Co. of North
America, .Philadelphia, and the
North CaroHna Home Insurance
Q ). All good Companies.
Lowest Possible Rates Given.
Insurance taken in any pari of the
A. H. PROPST,
kiM and Contractor
Plaus and specifications of build
ings made in any style. All con
tracts for buildings faithfully car
ried out. Office in C.ton's building,
up stairs. 13
Land for Sale,
Any person desiring to purchase
the tract of land kuown as the Tay
lor place, adjoining Charles Bost
and qthers, or the tinct of land
known as the Reed and Allison land,
adjoining the Barnhardt land and
others, will please apply to me. a
they ure both for sale.
Y. M. SMITH,
Sala of Land.
By virtue of a mortgage executed
to me on the 2d day of January,
1S88, by I. L. Shiun and wife, Laura
C. Shiun. and registered in Book
No. 1 of Deeds of Trust. Pare 422,
etc., in Registers office of Cabarrus
County, I will sell for cash on the
1st Monday of December rext, at
one o'clock, p. m., at public auction,
in frout of the Court House door in
Concord, a tract of land consisting
of 20 acres, more or less, situated in
No. 5 Township, said County, nd
joining the lands of James Yost,
Margaret Krimminger, Levi Fink
and others. Title to said laud sup
posed to be good, but I sell aud
convey only ivs testator. This 2nd
day of November, 1888.
L. M. ARCHEY.
Ry W. G. Means, Attorney.
By virtue of authority vested in
my by a deed in Trust or mortgage
executed t y C. F. Smith and wife,
Julia A. Smith, on the 25th day of
February, 1876, which mortgage or
deed in trust is recorded in Regis
ter's office for Cabarrus County,
North Caioliua, in book No. 26, page
501, 1 will sell at public auction at
the Court House door in Concord,
North Carolina, ou the 4th day of
December, 1883, to the highest bid
der, for cash: One tract of land
!j-ing on Dutch Buffalo Creek, ad
joining the lauds of Eph Bost, M. T.
Teeter, John F. Furr, and others,
c ntaining 110 acres, known as the
Tobies a id Rachel Furr lauds; also,
one undivided half interest iu the
Mill tract, formerly belonging to
Jno, F. Fu.r and said Smith. Title
to said property Ls 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. War. M. Smith, AU'y.
Dated 15th day of Oct.. 1888.
As administrator of John J.
son deceased I will sell at public
sale. court house door, in Concord on
first Monday in Jan.'89, for assets to
pay debts of said deceased, a valu
able tract of land, containing sixty
five acres, more or less adjoin
ing the lands of Stafford
; Goodman, John T. Allison and
Davis BiumJy. lerins ol sale,
one-third cash, balance of purchase
money to be secuied by good note
at 8 per cent interest, payable twelve j
months alter date.
F. Davis Bkcmlt,
Admr. of J. J. Allison dee'd.
Aug. 31, 1888. 4t.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
CABARRUS COUXTY SUPERIOR
J.F. Wiileford, Adm'r."
of .is. Youn-, Plt'f.
Dan Young, Decree
Roxana Young, ) of
Henrietta Young, Publication.
Slack Boger, J
It appearing to the satisfaction of the
Court that the' defendants, Dan Yaun
and Roxana Youi?g, in the above entitled
action are non residents of thi State,
and are proper parlies to ;id action as
heirs at law of said Jno Young, and the
plaintiff above named having begun an
action in said court, to e abject to sale,
for assets to pay debts and charges of
administration bu the estate of said Jno.
Young, the real estate of said Young,
deceased, situated in tbia county and
8tale, in which as heir at law, of said
Yoiunr. deceased, they have an interest.
Now, therefore the said Dan Young
ami Roxana Young are required" to ap
pear at the olhce of the Clerk of the
Superior Court of Cabarrus county, on
or before the 11th day of February, 18S9,
and plead answer or demur to the com
plaint of the plaintiff in this action, or
the plaintiif will apply to the court for
the relief demanded in the complaint and
for costa of action.
JAS. C. GIBSON,
CJerk Superior Court.
Thia 3d day of January, 1881).
HT tttjV .01 nn a TviirS a tttv
i n Li it 1 y y . Li -A IA JL. '
CONCORD, N. C.
J ames P. Cook, A. M.,
Brkvakd E. Harris, A. B.,
Primary, Preparatory, Commer
cial and Acadonnc.
The course of instruction is prac
tical and thorough.
It is the aim of the Principals to
give each pupil a thorougn Enviiah
education, and prepare him foi the
motive duties 'of life.
To complete the Academic course,
the students will bo required to take
all the branches necessary fo . enter
ing the Freshman or Sophomore
class in our best colleges.
Lectures; on Pnysiolocv and Hy
giene, the Constitution of the State
and the United States, and on other
subjects of vital iuterest will be de
livered during the session.
Review examinations will be hied
monthly. The result of these exam
inations in connection with class
standing and deportment will be re
ported to the patrons of the school.
MEDALS AND PRIZES.
At the end of the pession, medals
and prizes will be awarded for pro
ficiency in studies, and for punctu
ality and behavior.
Board, including room, liirhts &c.
cau be had in private homes at $8.00
per month. Lower rates can he had
by club arrautrement.
Feeling that a school of this grade
is greatly needed in this communitv,
it is the purposo of the Principals
to exert every enort to build up a
school, worthy of the support of
town and community. T-o do this-.
we earnestly solicit the patronage
ar.d u.J orihe citizens of the town
and Surtounding country.
For further information, apply
or address the
Gluttony is not the sin of this
a;;e, but a hundred years ago there
were many men and women who
lived to eat. Their god was their
belly. One of them, a Frenchman,
when a youth of twentv-six, was
found tsittiug down, alone, to seven
roasted turkeys, merely that he
might enjoy their "oysters," that
delicious morsel found iu the de
pression of the side-bones. This
glutton lived to be eighty, with but
one purpose, to eat.
Carinie, who cooked for George
the Fourth of England, and for
Alexander the First of Rusia, said
"Men who know how to eat are as
rare as great cooks. Look at the
great musicians and physicians; they
are all gastronomers."
But Curime admitted that thcr?
was one great man who was neithe
a great eater nor a judge of good
eating. Napoleon ate very plain
food, and little of it, though alway
with hunger and rapidity. H
drank little wine, for it excited Mm
and he had to have a cool head
There is an old story which
relates that a London alderman
nrntiminrcd the tlirkCV a 11103
unsatisfactorr bird. It is two mnch
for on and not enough for two.
The Saturday Review gives th
nriirinal storv follows: "And
then, sir, we topped off with a gor
geous turkey, a lirst chop bird
nvor tasted a iucier melt in the
. . w
mouth crammed with truffles
the eves boquet is no word for it
we left nothing but the houses."
"How many were you ?"
"What! Only two?"
"Yes. two. whv not? Thetnrkc
7 7 a,
WbatllaN Infidelity Doae?
It never raised a man or woman
from sin. It never tooV a drunkard
from" the gutter, a gambler from his
cards, or the failed from a life of
shame. It never found a man
coarse and brutal in lie snd charac
ter and made of him a kind husband
and father. It never went out into
heathen lands, among the morally
depraved, and lifted them out of
their degradation to a high stage of
It has never written down lan
guages, translated literature, or pre
pared text-books, or planted schools,
or established seminaries and col
leges. It has never founded hospit
als for the sick or homes for the
helplew. What discoveries has it
made ? What improvements has it
introduced ? Has it added anything
to human happiness? Does it
bring one ray o? tomfort to the
chamber of death ? The religion of
Jesus has done all this, and more
too. "The tree is kuown by its
"Pounded' by Ills ouerecslion..
The Ee v. W.S Creasy wasr a few
evenings since, liberally "pounded""
by hU congn guriou. The "ponnd
ing" was so generous as to reach the
weight yf, possibly, a ton, and Mr.
Creasv desires the Messenger to
extend most cordial thanka to all the pany is composed of Northern capi
kiud honors of his flock. "1 tulUta and they paid him $210,000.
CONCORP, N. C, JANUARY 11 , 1889.
From a Good Point In the
Path of Totality.
San Francisco Cor. N. Y. Times.
The event of this New Years
Day which will long be lemembered
in California was the total eclipse of
the sun, visible throughout a belt 93
miles wide, extending diagonally
across the northern part or tnss
State. Trained observers from all
parts of the United States, provided
with all necessary instruments, were
stationed at various points in the
path of totality, and as the weather
was favorable, at most p!aces, their
observations were made uuder ex
ceptionably favorable circnittances,
and will prove of great scientific
At 12 23 p. m., the first contact
was noted. The sky was clear, with
the exception of a few lacelike cir
rus clouds, which, however, did not
except at lare intervals, cre6S the
ace of the sun. Slowly the moon
crept onward until the sun was a
narrow crescent, like the thinnest of
new moons. Then the face of na-
ure assumed a ghastly aspect
Faces became of a sickly, greenish-
yellow hue, though this effect may
have been partly due to the reflection
of the dim light from the emerald j
Six minutes before the totality,
Venus came into view. A moment
after, Jupiter could be seen near the
zenith. At this moment, while all
eyes were strained to catch the first
glimpse of the corona, the silence
became so perfect that the ticking of
the sidereal clock was plainly heard.
The air grew chill, then all at once,
so quickly that none could note how
the chango was made, there hung
poised in the sky the great black
body of the diooii, surrounded by a
ring of glittering burnished silver,
from which extended long rays and
irregular bands, like remnant of
golden and rose-tinted satin ribbons
with raveled ends.
This was tho marvelous corona.
Mercury and Mars now came out to
joiu the two larger planets previous
ly noted. One shout of "Oh! went
up, then ?1 ws still gain save for
the ticking of the clock and the voice
of the tinier calling oil the seconds
to the busy company of photograph
ers. It was not dark ; it was rather
twilight the uncanny twilight of
another world. Objects could plain
ly he discerned, and the motionless,
moss-covered arms of the old oaks
were not the least awe inspiring feat
ure of the landscape.
One hundred and four seconds
were told off, and then on the lower
circumference of the black ball hang
ing in the heavens appeared u tiny
speck of 'fire, bright as molten steel,
which soon expanded int a crescent.
In another second the wonderful
spectacle was ended. The total
phase was ended. Three cheers
were given with a tiger for the eclipse
of the sun and moon.
The corona was observed through
thtiustruments seven seconds before
totality, which began at 1 4(5.15 p.
m. A large number of excellent
photographs were obtained which
will be turned over to the Lick Ob
servatory. Observers at ether points
report very favorable results. It is
expected that to-day's eclipse will
aid in solving many loug disputed
At Flvo Dozen Saw Eric".
Baltimore, Dea 16. A boiler
maker named Charlea Howe aston
ished the epicures at a swell up
town restaurant last niht by eating
five dozen raw eggs, shells and all,
on a wajjer of five dollars. The
eggs were placed before him on the
eating bar, half a dozen on a plate.
The egg-eater stood up in front of
the ten plates of eggs and taking
one after another broke the shells,
sucked the contents and then delib
erately chewed up and swallowed
the shells. As ne finished a dozen
eggs he asked for some spirits.
Whisky was tendered him, but he
preferi ed pure alcohol and took a
big drink from the bottle, that sup
plied the spirit lamps.
lie repeated the dose after every
twelfth egg. In half an hour all
the ea;gs and over a pint of alcohol
had been consumed. He than pock
eted ihe five dollars, buttoned up
his vest, remarked that he had often
eaten nine dozen. eggs in the same
manner and left the group of .aston
ished men wondering whether the
boiler maker had an iron -plated
Governor Gordon, of Georgia, says j
the Macon Telegraph, sold his! 'German savants have been discuss
i...fn nuoi. Kntlnr a fvw div9 ' Inir the duration of dreams. They
jMiiu uniui iivi.
ago to the Flint River Land and
T ii's Kfnrlr Cnmnsinv. The Cora
ftx IHftrrlod M on.
At this juncture the coroner de
sired to show to the jury the direc
tion taken by the hall, and for this
purpose produced the corset worn by
Mr Burkhart at the time of the
tragedy. 'Yon see," said he and
here he drew the corset around his
waist with the lace in front "the
ball must have gone in from behind.
Nj, that can't he either, for the Dr.
says the ball went in front. Con
fouud it, I've got it on wrong. Ah !
this way." (Here the .coroner put
the -corset on upside down.) "Now,
you see," pointing' tht hole in the
garment which rested ou his hip,
"the ball must have gone in here.
No, that can't be either, for "
Here Mr. Mather, the handsome
man of the jury, broke in. Dr. Still
man," said he, you've got the corset
Here Dr. Stillnian blushed like a
peony. "Well," said he," I've been
married twice, and I ought to know
how to rig a corset."
"Yes," said Mr. Mather, "hut you
don't. You had it right in the first
place. Tho striugs go in front and
the ladies clasp them together at
the-back. Dou't I know ? I think
I ought to. I have been married.
If J0 doubt it look hcre (l)ointing
to the fullness at the top.) How do
you suppose that's going to be filled
up unless you put it on as I sugges
ted." "That," said Dr. Stillnian, "why
that goes over the hips."
"No, it don't," said Mr. Mather ;
''that fullness goes somewhere else
"this way," said Mr. Mather in
dicated where he thought the full
ness ought to go."
Hero another juryman discovered
that Dr. Stillnian had the corset on
bottom side up. "Doctor," said he,
"put it on the other way."
Then the doctor put it on in re
verse order, with the laces in front,
This brought the bullet holes direct
ly over the tails of his coat.
"I don't think, said Mr. Mather,
"that the bullet went in there, doc
tor." "I dou'fthink it did," was the re
ply. "Confound it, it's mighty fun
ny six married men in this room,
and not one knows how to put on a
woman s corset. Democrat.
rrl About North 4'nrollua.
j Branson's Almanac, 1889
The State has DG counties, 1,500,
000 population, over 3,000 churches,
over 5,000 public schools. 52,000
square miles of territory Theie are
over 200 new papers.
The highest fountain in the world
is at Round Know, 20S feet.
The mineral springs of this State
are numerous and unsurpassed.
The State has an average eleva
ticn above sea level or over GOO feet.
Raleigh has more public aud high
schools than any other city.
The highest mountain East of the
Rockies is found in Western North
Each denomination has a college
of its own.
The roil is
productive of every
found in the United
has better natural
facilities for manufacturing than
any othfr State in the Soiu-
The New York Herald from its
London bureau points out that the
performance of Jules Verne's hero,
who went round the world in eighty
days, has been surpassed by an Eng
lish postal card which has just re
turned from its interesting travels.
It was mailed by a gentleman in
London, October, 10, to friend in
Hong Kong, by way of the United
States and Yokohama, and reached
Hong Kong on November 23rd, it
was directed to London by way of
Brindisi. It wa3 despatched ou No
vember 25 and reached the original
owner Monday morning that ii,
within seventy-five days from the
start. The card only cost three half
pence (about three cents.)
A Venerable Toad.
Local antiquarians and zoologists
are chanted at present within a live
toad found in the course of railway
excavations at Greenock, Scotland.
The total is from 20,000 to 30,000
years old, as the stratum of clay iu
which it was found certainly dates
from the glacial period. Its mouth
is sealed up. It breathes slightly
through the nostrils, and though the
eyes are quite expressive, it does not
seem so. Scientific American.
' conclude that while most dreams are
! momentary they may be extended
i sometimes to the length f
i nte., '
Dry's Hill Items.
Miss Anna Lentz, who has been
sick with typhoid fever, is convales
cent. Miss Anna Fisher, is lick
with the measles.
Mr. C. E. Barringer, one of our
"boss" hunters has killed eight tur
keys this winter. Mr. Barringer
say3 when he gets a shot at a tur
key he is sure to kill each and every
Messrs. W. F. Moose, and W. 0.
Lyerly, spent last week dter hunt
ing over in Montgomery. Willie
says they killed three deer and five
turkeys-(more or less.)
The Xmas exercises at St. Stevens
church last Saturday, were attended
by a large concourse of people. Suit
able addresses were made by the pas
tor, Rev. Geo. Cox, and the bunday
School Supt.,Wm. Wilkerson, which
were appropriate to the occasion,
and pleasing to the audience ; after
the addressef, presents were distri
buted to more than a hundred and
fifty Sunday school scholars. I he
Xmas tree was very handsomely and
Mr. Geo. II. Barnhardt, student
of Mt. Pleasant
Christmas at home.
Ills Whole Duty.
"Have you had a job to-day,
Tim?" inquired a wrll-known legal
gentlemen of an equally well-known
"Bedud, and I did, sor."
"Only two, sor."
"How much did you get
"Seventy cents! How in
world do you expect to live and keep
a horse on seventy cent3 a day:"
.T-."Well, some days I have half-a-dozen
jobs, sor; but business has
I .'en dull to-day, sor. Only the
hauling of a trunk for a gintleman
i f. r forty tints, an' a load
ture for thirty cints; an' there was
the pots an' the kittles, nobody
knows'phat else. big load, sor."
"Do yoj carry big loads of house
hold goods for thirty cents?"
"She was a poor widjV oi, and
had no more to give ni. I took nil
she. had sor; an, bedad, Sue, a lawyer
couldn't ha' done no better than
The Franltlac Prlvlfcffe.
The postal authority say that the
amount of postal matter receired un
der the frank of congressmen i3So
small as to be of no importance in
connection with the work of the of
fice. Occasionally after some im
portant speech a number of Con
gressional Records will be forward
ed to Boston or to other points in
New England. Outside of thede"
partments of the government and
the members of congress the frank
ing privilege is enjoyed by agricul
tural colleges and the widows of the
ex-presidents of the United States.
A circunistunct not generally known
is that all mail matter addressed to
Sarah Polk, Lucretia R. Garfield
and Julia D. Grant may be sent free
of charge. No signature or mark
is necessary to the free carriage of
mail matter to either of the above
named persons. The address is suf
ficient. These ladies not only have
the privilege of sending thtir mail
matter for. nothing, but their cor
respondent enjoy the same privi
lege. Boston Transcript.
nealh of Rev. Dr. Itoyce.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 28. A
cablegram received this morning an
nounces the death, at Pun, France,
of the Rev. James Petigrn Boyce,
LL.D., D. D., President of "the
Sonttern Baptist Theological Semi
nary in this city, lie was 00 years
old, and left here last August for a
two year's trip to recruit his shatter
ed health. He was the founder of
the Seminary and one of the great
est leaders of American Baptist Con
vention, a trustee of the Slater Fund,
and held many important private
and public trusts. He was born at
Greenville, S. C, and three daugh
ters accompanied him on his travels.
The remains will be brought here
fhrsnB of Electrieity.
The saving which will result in
substituting electricity for horseflesh
ou the street railways of this coun
try is hinted at by the fact that the
operation of on street railway in
England by electricity will result in
saving $00,000 per aiiinini over and
above the present coit of operating
it by b(.r?tM.
to be Capt. Henry Jaekson. T
fees that he recently r-x-eired arc
said, to have-aggregated $76,000. He
has,, it is reported, just declined an
ofi'eK'ef $20,000 a year to gcto New
York-nud become counsel for an in
Some Defects la tho Graded Reboot
A country school, with a
good teacher, has some advan
tages over a graded school.
The average child gets a bet
ter education, the average
teacher does better "work for
being held to the regular
routine of the graded school.
But the teacher4 of special
ability is not given free play
for his energies; the child of
special talent or special indus
try is not allowed to do his
best in a graded school, ex
cept by breaking through the
regular routine, which is hard
"A teacher in one of the
Boston high schools told the
writer that whenever she
found a pupil of unusual
originality of thought, she
also found that the pupil had
not been educated in Boston,
but m some little country
school. This was in the days
when the pride of Boston ed
ucator was in the perfection of
their grading, and the result
is that Boston now is obliged
to import its thinkers and is
no longer the Athens of
Lxraueu scnoois are now
yielding so as to allow for the
exceptional pupil. Why
should thev not also yield so
as to allow for the exceptional
teacher !" N. C. Teacher.
The above, from a New Eng
Iand educational Journal, is
surprising, as we were under
the imxression that New Eng
enders, and especially Bosto
nians, rather claimed to have
attained perfection in ed
ucational raatters. But it is
reasonable to" suppose that,
with the.-ame teacher, a pupil
will make better progress in a
comparatively small school,
than the same pupil would
make in one of the large grad-
eu scnoois, whfn u not un
frequently happens that 00 or
SO pupils are in one room
under the care of "o"neteacher.
It is due to the 'fact lihat he
receives more attention in the
one case than in the other.
Text Boobs by Xontberu Authors.
The Georgia legislature has
passed a bill recommending
the use, in their public schools,
of textbooks by Southern
authors. This is a course,
which if more generally fol
lowed by Southern States,
would do a vast deal to en
courage and develop Southern
talent. Have we not, in the
South, teachers who under
stand the needs of their pu
pils '( and assuredly, the youth
of our land could best observe
and acquire the elegance and
beauties which are said to be
peculiar to Southern writers,
by a study of textbooks writ
ten by our own authors. And
then there are questions of
aistorv in which the views of
Northern and Southern writers
differ very materially. Are
we to use those books which
teach our young people that
the cause for which our fath
ers struggled and died was not
only a Lost Cause, but a false
Cause ? Surely not. Of course,
the good of the pupils must
not be sacrificed merely to
gratify a sentiment, but the
books to be used should come
up to the mark, in point of
excellence with any now in
use, and, candidly, this is
high standard, for some books
by Northern authors are
almost abovs criticism as to
excellence and accuracy.
Other things being equal,
let Southern authors be the
T!t- Teachers' Assembly.
Some preliminary arrange
ments have already been made
for the Teachers' Assembly
which lias been permanently
located at Morehead City. It
will be held from June 18 to
July 2, inclusive.
Special rates will be secu ed
on the railroads, and at the
Mammouth Hotel xat that
place. These rates will be
available except to members
of the Teachers' Assembly,
the fees for which are, $100
for ladies, $200 for gentlemen.
And then, another attractive
feature is the tour to Europe,
extending as far as Paris, and
perhaps further. The entire
expense for this trip, includ
ing all- essentials will be only
.m each. 'J his is a grand
oiyDormnitv lor mose wno;
would like to take a glimpse
J at the Old World, and cannot
afford a nuore extended, visit..
Rates of Adrwihi...
One square, one insertion
one Bquare, one month,
One square, two months,
One square, three months,
One square, six months,
One square, one year,
lay a Faintins; Person Down.
It is surprising how every
body rushes at a fainting per
son and strives to raise him
up, and especially to keep his
head erect. There must be an
instinctive apprehension that
if a person seized with faint
ing or other fit, fall into the
recumbent position, death is.
more imminent. I must have
driven a mile to-day while a
lady fainting was held upright.
I found her pulseless, white, 1
apparently dying,d I be-;
lieve that if I had delayed ten
minutes longer she would
really have died. I laid her
head down on a lower level
than her body, and immedi
ately color returned to her
lips and cheeks, and she be
came conscious. To the ex
cited group of friends I said :
Always remember this f act
namely ; Fainting is caused
by a want of blood in the brain ;
the heart ceases to act with
sufficiaiit force to send the usu
al amount of blood to the;
brain, and hence the person
loses consciousness because
the function of the brain
ceases. Restore the blood to
the brain and instantly the'
person recovers. Now, though
the blood is propelled to all
parts of the body by the ac
tion of the heart, yet it is
still under the influence of
the laws of gravitation, and
the supply to the brain is'
diminished, as compared with
the recumbent position, the
heart's pulsation being equal.
If, then, you place a person
sitting, whose heart has near-
y ceased to beat, his brain
will fail to receive blood,
while if "you lay him down,
with the head lower than the .
heart, blood will run into the
brain by a mere force of grav
lty ; ana, in fainting, in suffi
cient quantity to restore con
sciousness. Indeed, nature
teaches us how to manage the
fainting persons, for they al
ways fall, and frequently are
at once restored by the recunr
bent position into which they
A Speech or Twenty -NfXIIo'flnrS.'
One of the longest speeches
on record was that of Mr. De-
Cosmos, a member of the
Legislature of British Colum
bia, some time ago. A bill
was pending which, if . passed,
would deprire many settlers
of their lands, and the temper
of the majority made it cer
tain that it would pass. The
Legislature was within a day
and a-half of the hour of its-
final adjournment, and v the
vote was about to be taken.
At this moment De Cosmos
rose to address the body.. It
was ten o clock in the morn
ing, ana the members thought
that he would finish in an
hour or. two. The clock.
struck eleven, twelve and one,
but the speaker kept right on.
How long would he speak I
The members, in a spirit of
fun, omitted to adjourn for
dinner, but De Cosmos spoke
on without a break. At six
o'clock he was still on the
floor. He was forced by the
speaker to stick to the ques
tion, and was not allowed to
pause except to take a drink
of water. The majority de
cided to continue the session
through the night, slipping
out in small parties to eat and
sleep. Still, without falter
ing, the orator poured forth
his torrent of words. This
was the situation at midnight,
and also when the morning,
sun flooded the hall with the
light of day. As the hour
hand of the clock pointed to
twelve, the limit prescribed
by law for the session had
arrived, and the Legislature
stood adjourned sine die- At
the last stroke of twelve the
brave De Cosmos stopped ia
the middle of a sentence and
fell fainting in his seat. He
had spoken, standing on his
feet, twenty-six hours. His
eyes were bleared and red,
and his parched lips were
cracked and running blood,
lie was nearly dead, but . he
had prevented the bill from,"
becoming a law, and had.
saved the settlers their home.
Belf ord's Magazine, which
a good many Southern papers,
lavishly notice, and profuse" ly
compliment, suggests the in
termarriage of the white and
black races at the South, as a
solution of the race problem,
and for the physical improve
ment of the Southern white
people, A very -delectable
publication for Southern
It is illegal to compound a.