-. t . . 1
Ba( of AdTcrtitUst
One square, one insertion, $100
Ofotfe, one month, I 6Q
One square, two months, x 2 00
One 6quare, three months, 2 30
One square, six months, . 5 00
One square, one year, 9 00
SE YEAR, CASH W ADVAS5E,
VOLUME II. NUMBER 1.
CONCORD, N C, JANUARY 18, 1889.
WHOLE NUMBER 53.
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RICHMOND AND DANVILE
I - Condense d schedule in effect June
1 24th, 1887. Trains run by 73
4 30 pm
6 57 pro
9 42. pm
11 00 pm
3 CO atn
5 10 am
7 45 am
12 la m
7 20 am
9 43 am
11 21 am
3 4- s in
5 50 pm
8 33 pm
3 10 pm
5 17 pm
5 57 pm
2 30 am.
4 24 am
5 5 aui
5 20 am
S 5 am
9 42 am
C 13 pm
8 50 pm
Ar. Greensboro 10 3G pru
Lv. GoMbboro 2 40 pm
t8 10 i m
5 00 p in 1 45 am
6 04 pm 3 1-' am
Taptl Hill t" 2 .ra
HiUsborO G 37 pm
Ar. GreeUfcboro 8 33 pin
4 0g an.
7 40 atn
C 3D am
9 50 am
10 10 am
11 IK am
12 12 pm
4 31 pm
II 23 pm
12 40 pm
.' 37 pm
4 48 pm
9 4i) pm
Ar Co cord
7 i.0 pm
It) 4c jm
11 15 nm
12 M inn
1 51 'am'
7 28 am
9 15 am
12 2a am
I lO am
1 55 a n
4 40 am
5 50 am
11 00 pin
6 W pm 7 40 am
1 Pt am
2 13 am
4 fx) am
5 43 am
G 22 am
1 51 pm
2 53 pm
5 30 pm
G 30 Jim
7 05 pm
11 40 am
1 25 pm
5 5G pm
7 15 pm
8 15 p iu
8 40 pm
12 34 am
10 50 pu
3 10 pm
U 30 am
ti 55 am
til 45 am
9 50 oiu
10 20 pm
1 23 am
1 45 mil
1 45 am
5 ((0 am
12 55 am
Lv. tllot Springs 8 ('. pui
y i; pm
3 30 am
4 37 am
G 27 am
7 32 am
8 00 am
11 40 urn
9 50 am
11 55 am
tl 15 am
12 35 a n
1 15 pm
4 10 pin
5 05 am
9 47 am
12 25 pm
12 40 pm
1 25 pui
3 30 pm
11 40 pm
2 25 pm
7 35 pm
6 50 am
3 00 am
J 20 am
Ar. High Point
3 05 am
'Daily. tDaily, except SuudayT
SLEEPING CAR SERVICE.
On trains 50 and 51 Pullman Buffet
deeper between Atlanta and New
Oc trains 52 an 1 53 Pullman Buffet
Sleeper between "Washington and
Montgomery ; Washington and Au
gusta. Pullman siet-jier between
Richmond and Greensboro. Pull-
Tialiic Man'r. Div. Pass. Ag't
AV. A Tn:K, -R cLnioud, Va
Div. Pass. Ag't, J s. L. Tayi.oe,
Raleigh, N. C. Gen. Pass. Ag't
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TheAVeekl v News and Observer is
a long wavs he best paper cv r 1 ub-
lilif ,1 in "Movtli f '., ... , Ti i a
credit to the people and to the State
The people should take a pride in it.
It thou.d be in ewiy fnnly lr. is
an tight page paj.er, chock full of
the best sort of reading matUr
news, market ri ports, and all that.
You cannot, afford to lie without it.
Price Si, 25 a year. We Mill furnish
ttio Weekly Mews and Observer
until January 1 st. 18, for $1. send
for sampie copy. Address, .
JNews and Obseuvek Co,
Raleigh, N. C.
Ci n 111
wl Fell? tekj
The next sesMon of ti. Instil ii-
iiou opens Jj..iui, a.un. i.ui., j
1888. Having heured tiie sorvicesj
of competent teachers, the Priiwi- j
pals offer to the community the I
advantages of a iitst class t-chool, ;
! . 1 , 4..- I'JiK
and ask a conririuaueo of the same
I cL iitwtii c pii iiuriiin.i itu in iiic
jiast. Tail ion in Literary Depart -
ments to :j.50. Mi sic .05) to
81.00. For further information ap -
N.xt si's--i mi -begins, tie fu-l Vcn
d iv (if Sejitutil.vr. LiK'aiio i lWhhy
'1 eHns i V'tleiatc.
l iT C
alopgue it jTutieuhtis, ad-
J. G. Pf'
y. P.eawr., N. C,
A n rust 3, 188',
X'O Tfor Own Drutmr. nt TTrMnr.
xu yy i lCfr everrthhi. Tlii v i.rowilU irrr.
rii' e IOC. e. 'i i..-r li.r
i-j- li.i- ni(qiil
"r H-f-ur-h, B-r-i'-iits, Araounr in Faol,;m
or ltvrtaitn'Mor Colur or tio -t:i injr Qualit
1 aey uo ni t crock or uaui ; 4j oj'.ui j. i'nt luilo fcjr
For sale at fl2
FET.I'.li'.i DRUG STORE, and D
D. JOHNSON'S DRUG STORE
and Ruhiigh lL.nn parlor car . It. 1876 1 w h IWr "itelhct ami
between ba:isbuiy and knoxvHie. , , i,.,; . not, cannot last
111:111 Mfr- H't uitLi'fii u tfi nuuio. 1 t i- a r -ii a 1 -1 1 -i c
lbrougtiticSetsonsa.eatpiK-ii aii, o.lce for Cab:irnis County, !" For the mill vrill
,,.u, u.,-..,.-, Noh Can. na,iu book No. 2G, page; the water thit
lor rates and inlormatior. nunlv ! T .. -u ...n . ..i.v- 4.;' "Z. nit .uei ii4,u
to any agent of tbe company, 6, 10 A - f "rX F
hoi- Hass, J. S. Tons, - ii. n i;."-. 4.i, a - -
J.. LEE 0ROWELL,
ATTOlxXEY AT LA TP,
Coscokd, - - N. C.
PRACTICE in the Courts of
Cabarrus Stanly and ad
joining Counties. All busi
ness promptly attended to.
BfcJT Office over Patterson's Store.
In order to close out my stock of
Hats, Bonnets, Ribbons, Floweas,
&c, I will offer givnt inducements
to puichasers until the same is dis
puted of. Call and seo me. I mean
jubt what I Bay.
MRS. J. M. CROSS.
lUDBE TOOB PROPERTY;
Against loss or damage by fire, with
J. W. Burkhead, Ag't.
For the Pbooix Insurance (Jo., of
iirookiyu; Continental Iusuranee, of
New York; Insurance Co. of North
America,' Philadelphia,' and the
North Carolina Home Insurance
i Co. All Rood Companies.
Lowest Possible Rates Given.
Insurance taken in any part of the
A. H. PR0PST,
Plans an-l spacilicatioin of bui.a -
nigs made in any style. All con-
traits lor buildings faithfully car-
Oilice in Ctou's building,
Land for Sale, j
Any person desiring to purchase
the tract of laud known as the Tay
lor place, adjoiniug Charles Bost i
and others, or the tiact of land
i n iwn as the Reed and Allison laud,
adjoining the Barnhardt land and
others, will please, apply to me. a.
they aro both for sale.
Y. M. SMITH,
Sale of Land.
By virtue of a mortgage
to me On the 2d day of January, ;
1888, by I. L. Shinn and wife, Laura
C. Shinn, and registered in Boo!;!
No. 1 of Deeds of Trust. Far-e 422, '
etc., in Registers ofliee of Ctbamis
County, I will sell for cash on the'
1st Monday of December i-ext, at;
j ore o'clock, p. m., at pu'lic auction,
in front of the Court House aoor in
Concord, a tract of land consisting
i SVonlyf "estator.1 Thil 2nd
.1.1V 4.f T,-1-01I1 l4-,'
L. M. ARCHEY.
Ry W". G. Means, Attorney.
B.v virtue of antLorily vested in
my by a deed in Trust or mortgigt-
expeuted ' y C. T. Smith and wife.
Dicemlier, 1SSS, to the highest bid
der, for cash: One tract of hnid
lying on Dutch Biihulo Creek, ad-:
i'-ining the lauds of Eph Bost, M. T.
j Teeter, John Y. Purr, aud others,
. c Mauiiug j 10 :ici ps. udowu as in;
! Tobi:s a-id R-ichel Furr lands; also,
iJuo. F. Fur and said Smith. Title
10 '"'. property ls supjiosed to be
0Y f'"1 tL(l purchaser only ta:es
: sucii tine as l iti autl'.oi lZuii to con -
V(J-V uude1' S;,ul. .V. .
! .. 1 U1L, 1 rnstee
T.Jf f- hMJvAt
Dilt,,1 L'th d"' of l,t-
As administrator of John J
! son. deceased. I will sell at
: sale.eoutt house Aoor. in Concord on
I lirst'Monday in Jan.'8., for assets to
j py debts of said deceased, a vahi -
able twict of land, containing sixty-
; in jicies, inure ur less
tQ0 hinds of
tjive ticres, niore or less adjoin -
mg the lands of Stafford
money to be seemed by good note
! l i 1 r,1 t l' &uie lweive
ro j. i i I
: lilViitll tlll7! Ufl liC.
. I 414 22.214.171.124-. V 4 f I 111.
-p TVi vtcj Ppttui v
, AT- ljKUM,". .
. jto PN- J- Abison, dec d.
Aug. 31, 1H8H. At.
kt'atk OP NOUTII CAitOLIX V
t CARAKUUS COUNTY SUPER10K
! , , . . , , ,
! ,T; V !i?eforu' ,A' r'
1 of Jao' "D- 1 11 f'
. llenrilla Youni,
5Iaok liosjcr, J
j It appoarintj to the satisfaction of the
; Court that the defendants, Dan Youn r
I 1 ' ; .1... ,1 ,:4',.'.l
UUII lVCAttLil I imilil, HI II.VJ I.", lr Lllli1 IV" '-
; actiun are noa resi.ieuts of tin. Mate,
sr.tl p re proper pan sen to sat action i
i beira at Uw of t-aid Jno Young, and the
j-laintjiT absve. immed having begun
' M't'.'in in K-'lill CiiUrt. to Blll'ioct to !
! tv.r a: -:.ts t pi'.y debts an (? l ii.-irs of
7 00 am Vi -'VVV. e's , tl.,s ' Love that wo might ouce have had : . , , , ,
on No. 5 township, said County, ad-: ri 1 I refreshment rooms before supper
2" air-1 ;.:..,. t v.... ' only for a word, . .
.(., n 1... i:c . ... ' . . 1 uu ii liil" iioifi w:ih uru. iimi iiic
10 47 pm!J,;"llu- -'',V'li'."' . Tini:(c ,11,L;,..i v,, vied with the grand salon itself.
1 'o Iirr Jiaigaret jvrimmmgpr, ievi rniKi .-...... v., .n, ucili , -
f- J.. and others. Title to said land sup-' penned, perishing unheard. Champagne flowed like spring wa-
o 111 viii I'.iiii . iiic -jiii iu 1
, a i .i .mm o .tion 0-1 the estate of v-a-.'i .Ino. I r',n
j You:v, the -rf;al estate of snid Youn.r. I ' "
;d:.veasl, situated in tiu.i cocuty a:i lf The King of Ron mania, Carol
! Mate, m which as heir at law, of said , ., . ,
j Yoiini. d.nca'V., they have intcm-t. j '!J years of ago, and was pro
i No, thi.rirfore t.he said In Yo.iT'.i i claimed king old v .seven vears ago,
' snd Bexana Yo.in:: are reautrc I t-i ap-! , , , : , ,"c .
! r.cur si die office of the Clerk cf the' but for fourteen years before that
H'merioWourt of Cabarrns . county, on; luld been chief of the IiOtiman
; or t-eforo the 11th day of February, lH8f, .
an 1 p!ea.l answer or demur to the com-; ians.
plaint of the plaintiff in this a tion, ori .-
uieplu-n-itf will apply to the court for.
'for c of acti n 1
t Xi r 1. it ilnio-rirtr..! in Ihn lAiyiiilinnt cn.l
I f, JAS. C. GIBPnx,
V Il'lk OUITIIIII VJUU.
Thli 3d day of January, 18b9. .
CONQOltD, N. C.
James P. Cook, A. M... .
Bkevaud E. Harris, A. R,
Primary, Preparatory, Commer
cial aiv4 Academic.
rXha course of instruction is prac
tical and thorough
It is the aim of the Principals to
gieach pupil a thorougu English
education, and prepare him foj the
&jtive .duties of life.
To complete the Academic course,
the students will bo required ta take
all the branches necessary fo . enter
ing the Freshman or Sophomore
class ia" our best colleges.
Loclures on Physiology and Hy
giene, the Constitution of the S ate
and the United States, and on other
pubjects of vital interest will be de-
iiverea aurinc me session.
Review examinations will be hied
monthly. Tlie result of these exam
ihations in connection with class
I standing aud deportment will be re
ported to the natrons of the school.
MEDALS AND PRIZES.
At the end of the pension, medal h
and prizes -will bo awarded for p:o
fieiency in studies, and for punctu
ality and behavior.
Board, including room." lights &c,
cau be had in private homes at S.OO
per month. Lower rates can be had
by club arrangement.
Feeling th t school o" tb;n grade
is giTatly n ede ! in this community,
it is the purpose of tha Principals
to txert evei v effort to build up a
school, worthy of the support of the
town ni'.il m ittimm.it' v 'P.'k inw
; wo (.!lv,,fstiy Biiicit the patronage
i iLa fi, j vtie citizens of the town
j (UU Sunouuding couutiv.
For further information, apply
or address the
Concord, N. C.
THE WATER Mil. I..
Listen to the water
mill all the
To the creaking of the wheels as
they wear the hours away:
Languidly th- water glides, tireless bed rooms for country guests. There j Hooded and vessels undergoi;..: ; u:j his eye on the aleit for Lestard, "our globe is entirely ir. visi
on and still, I wero 1.400 invihitions sir.d 1 .40f I repairs were lloated of a:ui ' rrlhconrirsL' work, and one ' l-.l i th,-.,' Utt iuu f !,
back again to the i
'l8tketI'cleSrin 3ourelf, take it.
bold it fast,
That the mill will never grind with
the water that has jiasseo;
That. the mill will never grind, etc.
."Willi 4-,, . , . ,
uii. ine wasi'M Hours 01 Hie tnat
have lloated by,
inegoou we nognt nave Uone
that's lost without a sigh.
I Tak? the Icssou to yur8t5f ec-
Take this lesson to yourself, honest
hearts and true,
Golden years .ire passing by, and
youth is passing, too;
Try to make the most of life, lose 110
Ali that we can call our own lies
in this to-day;
never grind will
never grind, ere.
Sru Who Rale Europe.
Detroit Free Press.
The present Emperor rf Germany
Hi is 29.. vears of
! ago. .
! Joseph, is 58 years of age and has
; won, tlje
imperial crovn f6r forty
The reigning Prince of Monljene
o is Nicholas I., who h 47 years
j old, and
reigned for twentv-tight i
Tli.-. Ivtiirr I...-I,.-t.i1 T imc T r.ft
; i M ,3 i . te ' t .
" ' '
i i ,.,.,..,
He has been for !
cum jiu 'ira,
1 twenty vears a kin
"he Emperor of Russia, A'exan-
; ,p.r 1 1 !. i AX rou .f -a l,u ,a.
i " : ', . . '
i c..nueu t lie throne alter the murder
! 0f his father, seven vears afro.
1 11, ..1 .. 1 ...i -i l . : .1.
1 mni a ivt niiiioui, ML'I . 41 ... .f 11.. 1. 4 1 - . 1 ..'i4i.
The President of the French Re-jbacin under their wing without ap
pnblic, M. Carnot, is 51 vears f i propriating' a large part of Alaska,
I - ' M
'.1 "i.i... .1 i.. . : .. i-v I
ag'.1, auu was eituieu to omce iu De
cember 1887 as successor to M.Grevv.
The Sovereign or Sultan of Tur-
, kev, Abdul Ilan.id II., is 40 years
j old, and succeeded to -the throne
j twelve years ago when the Sultan
j who preceded him was deposed.
j The King of Servia, ?lilan I., is
j -ti, and was crowned only six year.
! a?o. but before that he had luld tl e
i throne for fourteen vears bv d.v -
' tion as Prince Milan Olenovfch IV.
rri4 lviiiff-.f ftn-ni-lnn otil Vninrdi.
4 ill ivuic. k'ULiull iiuu .HM n.l'j
Q jj h h, ,I(J C0(h year
j has reigned for sixteen years,
is a fairly libeial monaix-h. and has
i favored some reforms during his
One of the most, beautiful gifts
! seen at a recent wedding was an j1H.
mensebowl of Royal Worcester fill-
I'll. II 4
1 t'J with freshly cut roses.
THE TflT&ATE KING'S rOLLT.
la Extraordinary Eatcriaintaeot
that Set all London to Talking.
London, Jan. 4. A Tery remark
able ball was given at the Motel Me
tropole to-night. It was not only
remarkable iu Bize and lavUh ex
penditure, the cost being 8,000,
but it furthermore punctuated
strongly the gradual rise of finance
in England over the old aristoc
racy. It was given by Col. John T.
North, familiarly known as the Ni
trate King. Col. North is a York
shire boy who went out to South
America 8ometwenty years ago and
saw an opportunity. To-day be i3
the most talked of man iu England,
lie is worth from forty to 9ixty mil
lions of dellar3,and latfly hs bet:
using his knowledge of the etock
market to better the fortunes of cer
4ain well-known people. Lord Ran
dolph Churchill was the first to bene
fit from Col. North's power, and his
profits are variously named in tens
of thousands. Lord Randolph arranged-
a dinner lattlv, at which
Col. North met the Prince of Wales,
aud the result is that Wales was
givtn 2,000 share in a late allotment
of new stock, which now stands at
7, making 70,000 for the heir ap
parent. As the Prince has lately
been selling oil the stock at Shan
dringham. on r.n economical basis,
the money is perhaps timely.
These circumstances and the ex
tent to which various members of
the aristocracy have profited lately
in stock ventures,lent unusual inter
est to the ball to-night. The Colo
nel, whose delight it is to be lavish,
hir?d everything in the Hotel Me-
I n-i . i.
as vacant. The
: nittiiaii suit ot baurooms, recep-
tion rooms, Ac, was added to bv 100
the soc;al scale
nests ranging iu
j . , . . . ,
4 1. ... I ...rt., I ,.4k4itlo If wo liiivil tt
! theatrical people. It was mixed to
iih. !,f ' hnt. ln,,
the last degree, but, being a fancy
I dress ball. all focial lines were lost.
and l.aJy l...iKlolp!i t lmrc.iiM
1.1,1 ' 1 l..ll I I ..4
1 ruieu ine ocTasion,auiuirinuriiouci is
a groteso .e actor of the Avenue The-
irtk ,!lfl,! f,.., 'n.n.,v1,lu fi.
I All the waiters and hotel em
ployees were in fancy drcs, at Col.
North's expense, and nothing fo
strangj in attendance ami lavish out
lay has been seen in London since a
similar ball given by Lord Roth
schild. It was generally expected that the
j IVince of Wales wo.Jd be there.
lie did come, however, and the gen
eral opinion was that he is ungrateful.
Ilis absence made little difterencc iu
fun however, and the costume!,
rooms, ar d accessories simply beg
gareded description. Col. North was
in a Henry Yl 11 costume, aud took
Lady Randolph Churchill, who w::e
a costume of black lace, covered
with diamonds and a blazing dia
mond star on her forehead, into din
ner. Lord ltuiidulph took iu Mrs.
North, who was in a pompadour cos
tume, which was also magnificent.
The ball lasted till 5:30 a. ni., and is
the talk of the town.
The English newspapers publish
the astonishing news the other daj
jt,(l the astonishing news the other day
that Canadian surveyors had discov-
ered that the Yukon River lies
wholly within the British territory,
aud therefore the United States has
no claim upon it and its neighbor
ing gold mines. As the British
could not take Yukon and its great
we are forced to believe that they
are somowhat deficient in geograph
ical attainments. The Yukan is the
largest rirerbtit one oh this conti
nent, and while ic steals a little Ca
nadian water in it upper course it
gets out of Canada as soon as possi
ble, and very nearly bisects our great
northern territory from the British
boundary to the sea. The English
1 P1'033 should invest in a Uvr school
When Avlemus Ward lectured in
I iru,'u "'t 'c'laj It ISGi, the
red-slurted miners crov;!fd to hear
him with such a rush that it mas
1 useless to attempt to take tickets or
money in the usual way. A collec
tion was taken br a srlf -constituted
committee, whose hats were used to
hold the procreds. One hat br-vki-thror.gh
during the ceremony. Ar
temus was one of the 11101s t euccess
fal lecturers of his day, but when
he first announced hie purpose to
I . , . , , . 4-- 1 ,
j taKe me pjauorm, ms. ineUus torn
hi m lie was a fool to think of it.
war, ortb (storm at M any rotnts la
; - ' tbe Kaat aud West.
. Niagara Falls, Jan. 10.
1 no storm raced here last1
night with great ' fury. The!Cr3j aftcr trying several positions,
I ' m , ..
thft falls was torn from its ca-!
bles at 3 o'clock this morning
and a portion of it lies oneith
er bank while the centre por
tion of it is at the bottom of
the river. The structure was
cut clear from tower to tower.
Several buildings on the res
ervation have been blown
down and many trees destroy- j
ed. The ..bridge'
g- ' . -- . - . , ! Ill (t LlldlUUli aUU lllC Ollll Mill
Cron t and Sister Islands is in!, . . , . ., L ,
danger. The dock at the foot
of the inclined railway has
been swept away. The water
in the Niagara river is very
high and many buildings on
the Canadian shore are in dan
ger. The storm still con
tinues. The portion of the j
bridge which was blown down!
was completed January 4, 1869. j
and was rebuilt last year. The:
bridge owned bv a stock com-
, r t ii
tf'Az U-;. bold llV lbp .rfntP
of.Delos Dewolf, of Oswego.
A temporary bridge will prob
ably be swung from the cables
A large amount of property
on both sides of the river was
lii'LFALo, N. Y., Jan. 10.
Twenty families on the "'Is
land" were driven from their
homes bv the liigh . water' and
" , ,
their dwellimrs washed awav
'they sulTered intensely from
the cold and exposure. Con
siderable damage was done to
j the shipping. Many vessels
broke from their mooring and
sustained considerable - dam-
i age. The dry- docks wre
!sun-i- Much suffering exists
m , iJC iiuiiii-iu nun!, v. nieii
! is completely inundated. The
" . ,
the A o1 House
j pver tt street
. ,....nc. 1.1 ,i I
The steeples on the churches
i "I.! . I
of thoi Messiah and the Baptist
church on Prospect Avenue
are swaying like leeds aild
momuntarilv threaten to
The occupants of the flats ad
joining the churches have been
ordered to vacate and no one
is allowed to pass through the,
streets in which
.1 - 4-
are located. 1 here are a num -
ber of reports in circulation of
loss of life, but none of them "Then I wouhVnt sign that
can be verified. At two -contract just yet," said Web
o'clock this afternoon the fury ter.
oC the storm showed no abate
ment. Tbe Old Bull Prnrr.
i he placing of barbed v. ire fences;
around farms, usurping the place of j
the old rail fence, destroys half of
the pleasure of farming. There is
something about the'old rail fence
that is real comfortable, and barb-
ea wM - erenceisroroiuaing,coiu,re -
pulsive. Lint: l you
com'e to think
of it, there does not .seem as though
tkers was u greut de:d of solid com -
fort iu a raii fem t 1 nt there is. Did ; what his manuscript was: lies the lava flow, called bythelo
you ever see two old faimers loaning j worth. "I will give you $100,-! Cll population the Molpais. It is a
against a rail fence, whittlingand j 000 and a royalty," he said. sea of molten black glass, which has
talking politics or a ho-se .trade for j o Webster & Co. became coocjf retaining its'ragged and fan
hours together? They are more ranfs publishers. Die firm hlsticallv s, d Waves from ten to
comfortable, and rest more than if
thry were occupying the softest sofa,
or the best stuffed arm-chair in the
world. There aro so many shapes a
man can get into, to rest, about a rail
fence. First the fanner will fold
hi3 arms and rest them on the top
rail, and lean hisbriaston toe fence,
and talk for half an hour, until his
legs are tired, and then he will step
one foot upon the second rail from
the bottom, and stand and whittle
for half an hour, until the top rail
is as polished as a piece of mahoga
ny. Then he will change feet and
lean one elbow on the second rail
from the top, and sharpen his knife
on bis b'.ot, and talk fjr half an
hour about how he is going to pay
the mortgage on his farm next year.
After that position becomes irksome
he will turn his back to the fence,
stand on his heels, aud place his
two elbows on the top rail, and lean
against the feuce, and for half an
hour he will tell how the old mare
that he was trying to trade off clean
ed out all the teams on the road
coming back from the celebration at
towi;, afUr the fireworks on 'he 4tb,
and how, if he wasn't fixed jiut as
he is, and wanted the twenty dollars
boot money to send Nathan oft' to
the eekct school, there is no mau on
earth that could buy that m.ar.
Then he vrill get tired and ttand
aronnd sideways, put his left arm
upon the f-!iice, and begin to whittle
again, and swear the man that runs
the cheese factory down at the cor
uer is skinning ns farmers out of our
tye teeth. Without going into de-
'nations by which a farmer can rest
jon, about or' against a rail fence, it
j may not le or.t of place to speak of
j will instinctively climb up the fence
;and rest on the ton rail, tneir feet
resting on the rail from the top,
which is always laid with projection
enough to make good footing, and
an hour will pass as the fellows
talk of the times when they settled
in the country, and the hardships
they have endured, and how the
children have grown up and gone '
away, and the conversation will drift
negin to sins in me west, auu me
horny-handed sons of toil will sud
denly remember that the chores are
to be done, and with a "Good night,
Lige," and a "Drop around again to
morrow, Ike," they will separate
and one will take a milk pail and a
one-legged stool and go towards the
ot whei-e the cows have come home,
while lhe other wi acruS3 the
. to his bara anC throw down
, - , ,
some hav for the horses, and they
i WH lth g t0 bcd at 8 'clck 'dS
tired as though they had been mow
ing. But they had a splendid easy
visit on the old rail fence. Peck.
Un. Grant Lurk.
An interesting story, illus
trative of General Grant's tra
ditional good luck, as well as
his lack of what is called
shrewdness in commercial
; jinaiinirn is told bv Leonard!..,, .i - n -
j ueaimj,o, is iwiu. .wy ijcuaaiu, from he sun, our world is onlv a
' .... 4 I .... 1 ...... 4- , -. r . . . .
j gaged in writing his memoirs,!
j the Century Com pan v, which I
i mi been publishing some of!
his war articles in the Century
Magazine, offered him $10,0;ib
for the manuscript of his book.
I v-b- ter the "Publisher, also
day called on the General to
inquire about it. (riant was
i ?eaitu ai ms ue.v, auoui u ;u-
itach his signature to the Cen-
seated at his desk, about toat-
tury Company's contract,
i which lav oeioie 1111:1. 11 iuiu
nim-irpntlv npver neenrre.l to
him to ask more for Iris liter-
j ;irv production. Webstiv in-
I timntd tbit b would like to
1 . . .
make .HI Offer.
"If it would not bo importi- the si.us, the mormons sun that il
nent," he said, "I would like Kimil.ates u j . itsef no tl
4. 1 1. 1. 4.1... 4-1...
co inquire now muni uie v.-en-
tury Company agrees to pay
1 '-Ten thons.-ind
General Grant said
"Because I will pay you
" General-' Grant opened his
eyes in amazement. It had j nf the present day. These ruins at
not occurred to him to set soQ,..1M Gui vera are of gigantic stone
high a value on his work; he
had not thonsrht of dickering!
be von-. I the lirst offer
I did not si":n the contract.
Afrm-vr-il Mnrk Twnin.
j We))stel..9 relative ;m1 busi.
! ness partner, called and told
the. General that none of the
1 publishers had olfered him
"tl. " V Y, V m i
hook, and urant. s lamuy na
been paid over $500,000
'And Grant's book," said
Mr. Swett, in conclusion, "will
become a classic more valuable
than 'Cajsar's Commentaries.'
I consider it the greatest
achievement of General Grant's
wonderful life to have written
such a work with death look
ing over ', his shoulders."
Invented the Lucifer Malrli.
A German authority claims
that lucifer matches were the
invention of a political pris
oner, who perfected his idea
walls of a jail.
Kammeree, the prisoner m
question, on coming out; of
confinement began the manu
facture of matches. Unfortu
nately the absence of a patent
law prevented his rights from
beincr secured, and an Austri
an and other chemists analyz- j
iini the composition, iniila-
I tions speedily mi'de their ar
-f -i , 1 T
pearanee. iierween rue uici
fer match as originally made
and safety-match that lights
only on its own box. have ap
peared ninny vprieties of
matches. Tito safety mrttel:
tvas invented in Sweden by a
man named Lundstorm. The
I triwlA in ?nj:t:-bs fus r.ssumed
Ilions 1:oix;rtioii s. esT.ec i-
j.,, iT1 Germany, where vr.si
; quantities are exported. Troy
If yon want to be miserable,
think, about yourself.
. As other Warlds sec Vm.
Throughout the long night of
354 hours, the tide of the mooa to
ward us is lighted by a magnificent
ITvllector of the sun s raxs. Alwavs
jr - . - mainiug in one fixed spot in the
heavens, while sun and stars go bv
iu regular cycles of 29 J terrestrial
days, the earth as the moon may
see it passes the phases from first
quarter to full and to last quarter,
shining at the lunar nrduight with
a light fourteen time3 stronger than
that of our full moon. ' To our sat
ellite, cravitating around us at a
distance of 240,000 miles, the earth
then appears four times as broad
and thirteen . times as great in area
a3 the m-ojn appears to us. As dav
light spreads over this part of the
moon, the earth dwindles away to a
thin crescent and many disappear at
the moment of new earth. Passing
to its sister phmets," we find the
earth has lost its imposing appear
ance. To Mercury, 33,000,000
miles from sun, the earth is an ex
ternal planet, having the light of a
first magnitude star, and nualogous
with Jupiter as seen by us; to Ve
nus sixty-eight mi i lion milej from
the sun, our globe exceeds the stars
I in brilliancy, and has ptrceptiule di-r
ameter, with the moon plainly visi
ble near the disc. To Mars, one
hundred and forty-five million miles
from the sun, the aspect of the
earth is very like that exhibited to
us by. the beautiful planet Venus ;
j but to the jriar.t Jupiter, four bun
,ir.-..i nn,i i,ii,.fiv. .;n;.
c , 13 Tar
i.v.yiv ci tl , uiA,i3 aci.Mll. 1LU1U
sun. To Saturn, the
.i-.i r ii i...
! 6 'Sr to Uranus by three d,
greej, and to Neptune by but two de
grees. "Immersed in a luminous fas
of solar ravs," savs Mons. J.
system to -which it belongs. The
earth is unknown to these woilds,
which are relatively near and are
connected, like it, with the destinies
of the sun ; and the existence upon
it of the intelligent race which
believes itself to be alone iu the
Universe" is unsuspected. To these
planets neio-hhormo- our own u-f iId
lint pyish. Rvn fmm tlii nonrMf. nf
j t t wandering in the in-
fiuite kbyiinth of the world.
Ruins ofu City In Trxa.
During-the survey of the Kansas
i City, El Paso and Mexican rai'ro.id,
j the surveyors came across t lie ruins
j of the city of Gran Cm vera, known
already to the early Spanish explor-
fers, butscldojn visited-bv'vvhite men
i tions and built in a very substantial
j , r J
i manner, une was lour uc.es in ex-
tent- Every indication around the
the nuns was evidence ot the ex.s-
j teiiCC li01'e
at one time of a dense
although now forty
from water. To the south
twelve feet high. It is about forty
miles long and from one to ten miles
iride. For mile's on all sides the
country lies buried in fir-e white
ashes, to a depth as yet not reached
by any digging. No legend exists
as to the destruction or abandon
ment of the ruined city, but oner of
the engineers of the surveying party
advances the theory that Gran Gui
vera was in existence when the ter
rific volcanic eruption took place
which so desolated andburnedup
the surrounding country. The se
gcrets of the early civilization of pre
historic Amcr.ea elude our possess
ion ; yet that such a civilization ex-
isted, we have abundant proof.
many mysterious ruins in Central
America may yet yield some infor-
lYinnilll 4F I'lO r.4i.4l tVllll llfll If f.l!T.
i hi.,,.., ,.i , .:.i.i i.P I
lUiiuiMini. iniriii, .iiivi i iciitvi, iuii- I
ing no satisfactory memorial
their existence. Demort&t.
j The iC.ixl Miaiukt,
!! mpr's Vfi"m- Pponli.'.
eagle is a bird of!
wor.drrful keen sight. At :
of eMilv vards it can see a crass
vards it can see
mo;!:-.' or stoat, a::d, having once !j frosa Dickey and a royalty on every
cated iti prev, it will swoop down I se.nure foot of marble quarried thtt
w ith" the pe-d .f an r.rrow and rise j is guaranteed to reach $1,000 every
v.u!i the vklimhiihs claws. Mr. I month. .Mr Dickey has no ex--".ncl
Wiiii'ot. the supcrintemfent ! pernse, no work. He simply receipts
of tb- Canadian fbh hatohoriea at
Newcastle, Out., told me the follow
ing story of au esgle : A pair if
eagles built their nest mar our house
-.veil up in a large pine tree, year in
and year oat for many seasons. One
autumn the cold weather set in ear-
lier than usual and the smooih
parts of the stream ran by onr htaw
were frozen, :but the eagles still re
maineil in the big pine save whea
they llew abroad for food. One'
morning as I sttatthe window look
ing in the direction of the pines I
noticed one ot the birds leave the
tree and poise directly above a rough
part of the river which was mt fn
ren. Then he went down li V
and disappeared under the water. I
watched with great interest to see
what he weuld fetch watched one,
two, three, four seconds, but he did
not appear. This was something
so uuusual that I became iu tensely in
terested. I stood at the window for
half a minute watching where the
bird had disappeared, and then, sure
thatsemcthing had happened to him,
I snatched my hat and ran down to '
where lay my little boat. After some
difficulty I managed to gat into the "
open water., and then poled to tlw
spot where the eagle had gone under.
Looking down, I saw the bird, his
wingi partly ex tended, and held fast
to the bottom in some unaccountable
way. With a grappling hook I drew
J udge of my surprise when there
came to the surface, besides the
eagle, an enormous salmon. It was
for this splendid prize that the eagle
had made his plunge. Of course
he hai buried his strong, sharp
talons in the side of the fish, but
when he wanted to rise he could not
lift his prey. Neither couid'hc
withdraw his talons from the sal
mon's side, and so had perished. The
fish weighed a trifle over thirty
-esiilt7 or ThoroosU Ventilation.
If a single ounce of cotton "be
burned in a room," it will so com
pletely saturate the chamber with
smoke that one can hardly breathe,
although there is but a single ounce,
of foreign matter in the air. Should
an ounce of cotton be burned every
half hour during the night, the air
would be kept continually saturat
ed with smoke, unless there could
be an open door or window for it to.
escape. But the sixteen ounces of'
smoke thus formed by the cotton
burning are fur less pcisonous than
the sixteen ounces of exhalations
from the lungs and bodies of ,two-pc-rsous
who have each lost a poimd
i i weight during the eight hours of
sleeping. For while the dry smoke
is mainly taken into the lungs, the
damp odors from the body are agaiu
absorbed into the lungs as well as in
to the pores of the skin. A little
more thoughtfnlness would impress
upon every one the importance and
necessity in having " sleeping rooms
well ventilated. Air should be ad-,
m it ted -in iiot only during the day,
but whilst we are asieepTsiVuother
very important item of the haltlToi
our beds is that every morning after
getting up the sheets, blankets and
other coverings should not be rear
ranged without being left about for
a few hours. It would be a great
advantage if they could be aired for.
that space of time. This may 6eem
a trifle, but trifl;s make np the sum
of our health, comfort and existence.
Herald of health.
SpnrUlv from Henry Ward Beecherv
The ideal is the glory of the world.
It is the morning-star that tempts
men on. Without it the race stag
nates, a.id the world is pestilent,
There are three schoolmasters for
everybody that will employ them
the senses, intelligent companion?,
Health and happi.iess are alike a
generous Hickory-fire a bank of
coals with considerable flame on the
Next to ingratitude, the most pain
ful thing to bear is gratitude.
Mr. James Dickey, of Fannia
county, Gh., Las for mauy years ex
tracted a meagre support from a
"red hill"' farm, which descended to
him from his father. A few months
ago according to the Atlanta Con
stitution, a syndicate of Chicago
gentlemen, who arc developing the
marble interests of North Georgia,
! struck the old Dickey, farm. They
prodded into its crevices, and gullies
while there. They told Mr Dickey
that his farm was better than a gold
mine. They found on it the best
marble to be found in A m erica. Be
Is tut, a ieae oi one uuuurtu j rj
evcrv month for a minimum of $1,
000 royalty. This income of $12,
CO'Ja year "(which maybe $60,000)
is guaranteed for one hundred years.
So tie old farm makes Mr. Dickey
and bis heirs' rich for generations.