THE VERY BEST
,.'s lonely i iT.nta:.n,
." side of Jorilan's vave,
!a the land of Moa;v
v . s a lonely grave:
. n - dug that sepulchre,
i.. ai saw It e'er,
t ' -mv of God upturned the uotl
. " ithc lead man there.
.. ulest funeral
.-.I on earth !
rd -ie tramping
That vei ?a
Or nav thf
ra n forth.
Comes uen . he night is done,
Aud the cr una i streak on ocean s cheek
Grows into tK great sun.
Noiselessly i lhr i pring-timo
Her crown of verJure weaves,
And all the trees on nil the hilla
Open their thousand leaves ;
So. without Bound of r. uslc,
Or voice of the-. L u n-ept,
Silently down from the mountain crown
The great procession swt pt.
Perchance the bald old eagla, -
On gray BeUrpeor height, '
Out of hi rocky eyrie ' '
Looked on the wondrous slg Ht.
Perchance the lion stalking
Still shuns that hallowed spot,
For beasts and birds have seen and heard
That which man knoweth not.
But when the warrior dieth
His comrades in the war
With arms reversed and muffled drum
Follow the funeral car.
They show the banners taken,
Ther tell his battles won,
And after him lead his masterless 8tt; i
While peals the minute gun.
Amid the noblest of the band
Men lay the sage to rest,
And cive the bard an honored place
With costly marble dressed ;
In the great minster transept,
Where lights like glories fall.
And the choir sings and the organ rings
Along the emblazoned wall.
This was the bravest warrior
That ever buckled sword ;
This the most gifted poet
That ever breathed a word ;
And never earth's philosopher
Traced with his golden pen
On the deathless page truths half so sage
As he wrote down for men.
And he had this high honor :
The hillside for his pall,
To lie in state while angels wait,
With stars for tapers tall ;
And the dark rock pines, like tossing
Over his bier to wave,
And God's own hand in that lonely land
To lay him in the grave.
In that deep grave, without a name,
Whence his uncoffined clay
Shall break again most wondrous
Before the judgment day ;
And stand with glory wrapped around,
On the hills he never trod,
And speak of strife that was our life
With the incarnate Son of God.
O, lonely tomb in Moab's land,
On dark Bethpeor's hill,
Speak to these curious hearts of ours
And teach them to be stilL
God hath his mysteries of grace
Ways that we cannot tell
lie hides them deep, like the secret sleep,
Of him he loved so well.
At WMhlngl.n'i Deathbed.
TIIE LVST HOURS OF THE OLD HERO
DESCRIBED BY AX EYE-WITNESS.
News and Courier.
The following circumstantial ac
count of the last illness and death
of Gen. George Washington was
noted by Tobias Lear on the Sunday
following his death, which happened
on Saturday evening, December 14,
1799, between the hours of 10 and
On Thursday, December 12, the
General, rode out to his farm at about
10 o'clock, and did not return home
till past 3. Soon after he went out
the weather became very bad, rain,
hail and snow falling alternately,
with a cold wind. hen he came
in I carried some letters to him to
frank, intending to send them to the
postoffice. He franked the letters,
but said the weather was too bad to
send a servant to the office that eve
I observed to him that I was afraid
that he had got wet ; he said no, his
great coat had kept him dry. But
his neck appeared to be wet; the
suow was hanging on his hair. He
came to dinner without changing
his dress. In the evening he appear
ed as well as usual. A heavy fall of
snow took place on Friday, which
prevented the General from riding
out as usual'. He had taken cold
undoubtedly from being so much
eiposed the day before, and com
plained of having a sore throat ; he
had a hoarseness, which increased
in the evening, but he made light of
it, as he would never take anything
to carry off a cold, always observing,
"Let it go as it came," In the eve
ning, the papers having come from
the postoffice, he sat in the room
with Mrs. Washington and myself
reading them till about 9 o'clock
and when he met with anything
which he thought diverting or inter
esting he would read it aloud. He
desired me to read to him the de
bates of the Virginia Assembly on
the election of a Senator and Gov
crner, which I did. On his retiring
to bed he appeared to be in perfect
health, except the cold, which he
considered as trifling; he had been
remarkably cheerful all the evening.
About 2 or 3 o'clock on Saturday
morning he awoke Mrs. Washington
and informed her that he was very
unwell and had an ague. She ob
served that he could scarcely speak
and breathed with difficulty, and she
wished to git up and call a servant,
YOL. II. NO, 16.
but the General would not permit
her, lest she should take cold. As
soon as the day appeared the woman,
Caroline, went into the room to make
a fire, and the girl desired that Mr.
Rawlins, one of the overseerB, who
was used to bleeding the people,
might be sent for to bleed him before
the doctor could arrive., I was eeut
for and wont to the General's cham
ber, where Mrs. Washington was up
and related to me his being taken ill
between 2 and 3 o'clock, as before
I found him breathing with diffi
culty and hardly able to utter aword
intelligibly. I went out instantly
and wrote a line to Dr. Plask and
sent it with all speed Immediately
I returned to the General's chamber,
where I fouad him inthe sameit
nation I had left him. A mixture
ef molasses, vinegar and butter was
prepared, but he could not swallow
a drop. Whenever he attempted it
he was distressed, convulsed and al
most suffocated. Mr. Rawlins came
m soon after sunrise and prepared to
bl h1 him. When the arm was ready,
the General, observing that Rawlins
appeared agitated, said with difficulty,-
"Don't be afra'3," and after
the incision was inadv he ; observed
the orifice was r.ot arge enough.
However, tho blood ran pretty freely.
Mrs. Washington, not Lr owing
whether bleeding wa3 proper in the
General's condition, begged that
much might not be taken from him,
and desired me to stop it. When I
was about to unite the string the
General put up his hand to prevent
it, and as soon as he could speak he
Mrs. Washington, still uneasy lust
too much blood should be taken,
it wa3 stopped after about half pint
had been takeu.Finding that no re
lief was obtained from bleeding and
nothing could be swallowed, I pro
posed bathing the throat externally
with sal volatile, which was done.
A piece of flannel was then put
around his neck. His feet were also
soaked in warm water, - but it gave
no" relief. By Mrs. Washington's
request I dispatched a messenger for
Dr. Brown, at Port Tobacco. About
o'clock Dr. Craik arrived and put
a blister of cantharides on the throat
of the General and took more blood,
and had some vinegar aud hot water
set in a teapot for him to draw in
the fumes from the nozzle. lie
had tea and vinegar mixed and
used as a cargle, but when he held
back hi3 head to let it Tim down, it
almost produced suffocation. When
the mixture came out of" his mouth
some phlegm followed it, aud he
would attempt to cough, which the
doctor encouraged, but without ef
fect. About 11 o'clock Dr. Dick
was sent for. . Dr. Craik bled the
General again; no effect was pro
duced and he continued in the same
state, unable to swallow anything,
Dr. Dick came in about 3 o'clock
and Dr. Brown arrived soon after,
when, after consultation, the General
was bled again ; the blood ran slow
lv, appeared very thick, and did not
produce any symptoms of faiut
At 4 o'clock the General could
swallow a little. Calomel and tartar
emetic were administered without
effect. About 4:30 o'clock he desired
me to ask Mrs. Washington to come
to his bedside, when he desired her to
go down to his room and take from
his desk two will3 which she should
find there and bring them to him,
which she did. Upon looking at
one, which he observed was useless,
he desired her to burn it, which she
did, and then took the other and -pat
it away. After this was done I re
turned again to his bedside and took
his hand. He said to me : "I find
I am going my breath can not con
tinue long. I believed from the
first attack it would be fatal. Do
you arrange and record all my nili
tary letters and papers ; arrange my
accounts and settle my books, as you
know more about them than any one
else, and let Mr. Iiawlins finish re
cording my other letters, which he
He asked when Mr. Lewis would
return. I told him I believed about
the 20th of the nionth. He made
no reply to it. The physicians again
came in (between 5 and 6 o'clock,)
and when they came to his bedside
Dr. Craik asked him if he would sit
up in the bed. He held out bis
hand to me and was raised up, when
he said to the physicians :
"I feel myself going you had
better not take any more trouble
about me, but let me go off quietly ;
I cannot last long."
They found what had been done
wa3 without effect; he lay down
again aud they retired, . excepting
Dr.. Craik. He then said -to him:
"Doctor, I die hard, but I am not
afraid to go; I believed from my
first attack I should not survive it;
my breath cannot last long."
The doctor pressed his hand, but
could not utter a word; he retired
from the bedside and sat by the fire,
absorbed in grief. About 8 o'clock
the physicians again, came into the
room and applied blisters to his legs,
but went out without a ray of hope.
From this time he appeared to
breathe with less difficulty than he
had done, but was very restless, con
tinually changing his position to
endeavor to get ease. I aided him
all in my power, and was gratified
in believing he felt it, for he would
ook upon me with eyes speaking
gratitude, but was unable to utter
a word without great distress.
About 10 o'clock he made several
attempts to speak to me before he
could effect it. At length he said:
"I am just going. Have me decently
buried, and do not let my body be
put into the vault in less than two
days after I am dead."
I bowed assent. He looked at me
again and said : "Do you under
stand me ?" I replied, "Yes, sir."
'Ti'o woll aaiA lio
About ten minutes before he ex.
pired his breathing became much
easier: he lav quietly; he withdrew
his hand from mine and felt his own
pulse. I speke to Dr. Craik, who
sat by the fire ; he canie to the bed
side. The General's hand fell from
his wrist ; I took it in mine and
placed it on his breasL Dr. Craik
placed his hands over his eyes, and
he expired without a struggle or a
While we were fixed in silent grief
Mrs. Washington asked in a firm
and collected voice, "Is he gone ?"
BY AX EIGHT-YEA K-OLD LAD.
Boy3 are useful things. If there
were no boys people would not get
along as well as they do. Boys have
lots of fun, and some are very mis
chievous. Boys that live in the
country have more fun than town
bovs. Country boys can eo hunting:,
fishing and swimming every day.
Some boys make lawyers, some
make farmers, some make preachers,
some make doctors and some don't
make anything. When boys get to
be young men they have "mous
taches," which they are very proud
of, and when they get to be a little
older they have whiskers.
When boys grow old men some
times they get "ball-headed. In
the summer boys sro bare-footed.
Boy3 are stronger and tougher than
girls. Boys make men, then they go
to see the girls. Boys can do lots of
things that girls can't. A boy i3
worth as much a3 a girl.
Boys are made of snaps and snails
and puppy dogs' tails.
Get Him la Bex.
Detroit Free Press,
"Did you give that man money ?"
was asked of a citizen who had just
parted with a man who walked with
a limp. .
"Yes a quarter."
"He's a chronic beat."
"But you should discourage such
"Yes, I know j but when a man
comes up to you, and calls you
colonel, and says he was right be
hiud you when you charged that bat
tery at Antietam, how can you go
back on him?"
"But you were not at Antietam."
"You. were not a colonel."
"You didn't even enlist in the
"No, .and do you suppose I'm
going to own it up for the sake of
saving a quarter ? Not much 1 I've
got a half dollar for the first man
who calls me general.'
Detroit Free Press.
She .had just returned from
Europe, and was telling about the
trip at a party when an old bald
head inquired :
"See any whales going or coming?"
"See any sharks ?"
"See any icebergs ?"
"Pass any wrecks ?"
"Rescue any castaways ?"
"Very stormy ?"
"Fire or fever break out aboard
run snort ot iuel or provisions
meet with any accident to create
"Humph I Why . didn't you go
by ox-cart, madam?"
CONCORD, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1889.
Mrs. John Wanamaker.
John Wanamaker, the Postmaster
General, is undoubtedly the richest
man in Harrison's Cabinet, and Mrs.
Wanamaker is one of the most retir
ing and modest women in the world.
Wealth has made no difference in
her. When her husband became one
of the richest men in Pennsylvania,
Mrs. Wanamaker remained just as
quiet as when he was a poor man,
only her work of charity grew lar
ger. Mrs. Wanamaker is a Phila
delphian like her husband, and it
will be difficult to identify her with
any place but Philadelphia. She
was a Miss Mary Brown, of that city,
daughter of Thomas Brown, and
niece of Nathan Brown, then Mr.
Wanamaker's partner in the cloth
ing business, fche was married, to
Mr. Wanamaker about twenty-nine
years ago, ana is about ntty years
old but looks younger. The family
circle consists of the elder son
-i nomas, now twenty-eignt years
old, married to a daughter of the late
Samuel Welsh, who under Grant was
Minister to England ; the second son,
lodman, twenty-fire years old, and
of two daughters, Minnie and Lilv.
who are at college in Paris. Mia.
n anamaKer is a very handsome wo
man, about five feet four in height,
quite plump, ha3 a very pleasant
figure, her hair is brown, her eyes
are bluish ray in color and very
calm and quiet, her mouth is beau
tiful and her teeth are perfect. She
is worshipped by her children, and
her big boys put their arm3 around
her and kiss her as if she were a
girl they loved. Mrs. Wanamaker
built and endowed the annex to the
Presbyterian hospital in her native
city at a cost of nearly $100,000,
and takes a great interest and lends
a helping hand in all matters be
longing to her church. Mrs. Wan
amaker's manners are agreeable to
every one she meets, but she has no
liking for gay society or any kind
of frivolity. She is a very good mu
sician, and she still plays and sings.
She is sure to make a delightful
hostess in Washington.
Ignorance is the mother of all
Twenty years in the life of a man
is sometimes a severe lesson. Mme.
The prejudices of men emanate
from the mind and may be overcame;
the prejudices of women emanate
from the heart, and are impregna
No gift can make rich those who
are poor in wisdom. Julia Ward
We attract hearts by the qualities
we display ; we retain them by the
qualities we possess. Suard.
The surest way to please is to
forget one's self and to think only
of others. Muncrif.
Beauty is often but a splendid
cloak which conceals the imperfec
tions of the soul, T. Gautier.
There are three things which
women throw away : their time, their
money and their health. Mme.
It does not depend upon us to
avoid proverty, but it does depend
upon us to make that poverty re
It is never the opinions of others
that displease us, but the pertinacity
they display in obtruding them
upon us. Foubert.
There are several ways to speak :
to speak well, to speak easily, to
speak justly, and to speak at the
right moment. La Bruyere.
Ttrt Items that Hay Save Tear Hense.
Keep your chimneys clean of
soot. Always burn them out when
the roof is wet Keep powder of
sulphur constantly in your house
and where you can find it at any
moment. If at any time you find
your chimney on fire, simply throw
one-half to an ounce of the sulphur
on your fire' and the soot will be
extinguished almost instantly.
- ' - -
He keeps best from anger who
remembers that God is always look
ing upon him.
A Letter from Texas.
Rockwall, Tex., April 15th.
As I have never attempted to
write anything for your valuable
newspaper, l will endeavor to give
you a few dots.
I am still living in Rockwall Co.
This is the smallest county in the
state, about twelve miles square. I
don't know why it was made small
unless they did not want any poor
land in the county. Along the lines
of the joining counties the land si
somewhat thin and broken. Rock
wall county is filled plumb jammed
full of people from all parts of the
U. S. and in fact some from oyer the
waters. This county is all under
fences. There are smalt farms and
some large ones; the largest is about
640 acres, the smallest about 40 to
50 acres. The land is adapted to
corn, cotton, wheat and oats ; the
average corn crop here is said to be
40 bushels, cotton half bale, wheat
20 bushels, oats 50 bushels.
. There have been some people
leaving this part of Texas and go
ing out west
G. A. Fink son of Allison Fink,
and family - have moved to Greene
Co., I. T., where his brother, J. F.
Fiuk, is located..
The Oklahoma fever has also
struck some of our people, who ex
pected to set their pegs in that di
rection next summer and fall.
Cotton planting and corn plow
ing is the order of the day here.
If this don't find its way to your
waste basket I may write again some
time. J. Wesley Waltek.
Boat's Mills Items.
The measles are still in our neigh
borhood ; but few cases at present.
Mr. W. A. Joyner lost a good
milch cow last week. She died a
few days after he bought her.
Mr. M. A. Boger, son of D. P.
Boger, Esq., who is a student of
North Carolina College at Mt
Pleasant, came home last Friday on
The people of St Paul met last
Sunday for the purpose of organiz
ing a Sunday school ; but the "Les
son Papers" did not come, and they
had to postpone it till next feunday.
Mr. E. T. Bost planted his mam
moth water melon patch last week.
Tom knows how to raise them, and
if the freshets don't come again
this year, he will show us some big
Wheat and oats are looking fine.
The stand is good ; and the rains of
last week were timely, and are pro
ducing the desire effect If the
chinch bug and the rust don't ap
pear later in the season, the farmers
of this neighborhood can take
vantage of the wheat and flour
The farmers of this community
are very busy planting cotton and
preparing lands for planting. J. hey
commenced planting upland corn
earlier this spring than they usually
do. The first planting is coming
up, and there aie fine prospects for
a good stand.
The 22nd of April has come and
gone, but Prof. McAnulty's killing
frost did not come. The Prof, ad
mits that he is not very well versed
in higher mathematics ; and probably
he made a mistake in his calcula
tions. Well, we are glad he did
make a mistake, or at least we are
awful glad the frost didn't come.
There were communion and in
stallation services held at St Mar
tin's last Sunday. Rev. J. P. Price,
pastor, was assisted by Rev. J. C.
Moser of Hickory, N. C. Prof. J.
C. Moser preached the 11 o'clock
sermon and. made a hne impression
on the audience. His sermon was
original and very instructive. L.
How King and neens 01ne.
In Italy the court dines around a
table covered with a magnificent
service in gold ; it is the only luxu
ry ; there' are no flowers, and the
dishes of the country are invariably
served above all the f ritto, com
posed of a foundation of artichokes,
liver," brains, and cocks' combs. At
the German court the finest table is
that of the Grand Duchess of Baden;
she has an excellent French cuisine
and a Parisian chef. The Queen
of Sweden has a very tempting table
and bill of fare soups, almost al
ways milk, and beefsteak. One of
her favorite dishes is composed of
balls of mincemeat cooked with oil
and surrounded with a garnishment
of poached eggs. Then there is
almost at each repast the national
plate, salmon preserved in earth.
Queen Victoria's favorite wine is
pale sherry, which she drinks from a
beautifully carved silver cup, in-
herited from Queen Anne. The
royal dinner is very complete. The
table is lighted with gold candelabra
furnished with candles. Orchids
placed in euerenes rise up to the
ceiling. The Queen eats a special
bread, square, well cooked and of a
Oil and the Kaiclng Be..
Results of the scientific tests of
officer Meissel's new invention, an
oil rocket designed to calm tie rag
ing of a troubled sea, appear to have
been satisfactory enough to warrant
the hope that shipwrecks will .be
rare occurance3 ere many years. The
principle here applied is as old, cer
tainly, as the proverb which em
bodies it, but the method of appli
cation was novel. Four rockets, the
same in appearance as those com
monly nsed in ordinary pyrotechni
cal displays, but with the exploding
cap removed and a light tin cylin
der holding one pound of train oil
substituted, were sent up at varying
angles of projection, the result being
that the sea was calmed for thou
sands of feet around about the spot
above which they exploded and fell.
The oil spread into a thin, silk-like
sheet, which extending rapidly, ap
peared to have the power of keeping
the waves within peaceable limits.
As these rockets can be carried, with
convenience and sent up without
trouble, there is no reason surely
why the enterprising steamship com
panies should not at once recognize
their utility and add a number to
the equipment of each steamer suffi
cient for the necessities of the aver
age voyage. Officer Meissel's cylin
der is a simple affair and can he
made to hold as much oil as may be
desired. Through the center of the
oil runs a small tube containing two
ounces of gunpowder, which ignites
as soon as the motive power of the
rocket is spent, and, exploding, scat
ters the oil in a fine spray over the
water. The action of the oil upon
the water is almost instantaneous.
Accident and Fame.
Gray's first published verses at
tracted no attention.
When Sterne finished 'Tristram
Shandy" he offered it to a publisher
for 50, but the offer was declined.
Milton received 5 for "Paradise
Lost," with the promise of the same
sum as soon as l.dw copies had
A sentence uttered by Moliere's
grandfather led the young man to
turn from a life of dissipation and
prepare for the stage.
Sir Roger Ascham was induced
to write "The Schoolmaster," the
work on which his fame chiefly
rests, by a friend who heard him
denounce, in vigorous terms, the
practice of flogging in school.
Cowley became a poet by accident;
he got hold of a copy of Spenser's
Faery Queen" when but a boy, and
so deeply was he impressed with its
beauties that he made poetry a study,
and finally dedicated himself wholly
to the muses.
Shakespeare's wild ways when a
youth brought him into disgrace in
his town, causing him to abandon
his trade of wool carding and to
join a company or players, xms
accident made him first an actor
and next a writer of plays.
Daniel De Foe was an author of
established reputation when he
wrote "Robinson Crusoe," yet the
manuscript of the tale went the
rounds of the publishers, but no
one would print it Finally terms
were arranged with a bookseller,
who agreed to bring out the work as
a speculative enterprise. He. made
over 1,000 guineas out of the job,
but what the author got is uncer
tain. . .
A Carious Incident.
From Richmond county a curious
incident is reported. Mrs. Baxter
Olwer had been quite ill for several
weeks, and Sunday morning when
she awoke she told her husband that
while she wa3 asleep she dreamed
that she died, and that in eternity
she met face to face Mrs. Troxler, an
intimate neighbor, who lived only
two miles away. Mrs. Troxler was
not known to be ill, but the sick lady
seemed to be much impressed with
her dream, and declared her belief
that it would be realized in a short
time. She seemed perfectly rational,
and her condition was not regarded
critical. Yesterday she was suddenly
taken worse, and before noon she
was dead. In the evening word was
received saying that Mrs. Troxler,
her neighbor, had died at 12 o'clock,
after two hours' illness.
Detroit Free Press.
- "What is it they're hollering all
over the store?" askod the old
"Cash," replied the clerk.
"Humph I" gwwled the granger in
disgust "Why don't they vary it
by sayin' 'gosh' sometimes V
Quarrels would never last long if
the fault was only on one Bide.
WHOLE NO. 68.
MM AND XXBH.
Senator Colquitt is stumping
Massachusetts for prohibition.
Choose brave employment with a
naked sword throughont the world.
Some girls are like loaf sugar.
They have no especial tastebut are
,The human mind is a gem, but
it f s sometimes much impaired by a
Lots of people are inconsistent
enough to expect a mule to hare
During the first quarter of this
year 40,685 emig-nmts arrived at. the
port of New York.
It is a wise chiU that goes out
of the room to lanzh. when the old
man mashes his thumb.
Phonograph parties are said to be
the rage in places where tha modern
instrument can be procured $aa3?,'
The Chilian government has is
sued a decree prohibiting the immi
gration of Chinese into the republic.
The biggest pay yet given to any
woman was received by Fanny Fern,
who got I10O a column of her work.
The Illinois senate has passed a
bill appropriating $50,000 for. a
monument to the late John A. Logan.
New England manufacturers used
4,000,000 shoe boxes, costing from
twenty-five to fifty cents each, last
Spurgeon says: . "As soon as a
man begins to lose his religion he
wants to know who Cain's wife
"The pearly drop that gathers on
the brow of toil is a more precious
gem than glistens in the diadem of
King Alexandria of Serviaia 13.
The heiress of King William of the
Netherlands is 9. King Alfonso of
Spain is almost 3.
A Dresden manufacturer has
produced thread from the common
nettle so fine that sixty miles of it
weigh only two and one-half pounds.
When a woman who has been
sewing puts her thimble on the
table as she sits down to eat; it is a
sign that she will be left a widow if
It is said that ex-Senator Tabor,
of Colorado, has reached Paiis
wearing $60,000 worth of diamonds,
a red necktie and a pair of bottle-
green kid gloves.
A burglar, arrested in Boston,
had on his breast an India ink pic
ture of a gravestone, on which was
marked: "In memory of my dear
father and mother."
A man serving a term for horse
theft at Denver has fallen heir to
$100,000. Now everybody is try
ing to secure a pardon for him.
Cash is mighty and will prevail.
Senator Stanford will give $50,
000 toward the erection of a grand
metropolitan Methodist church in
San Francisco, provided Bishop
Newman be called to the pastorate.
Peter Clark, an Ohio lad, hung to
a beam on a railroad bridge while a
train of forty-six freight cars passed
over his head, and he says he couldn't
do it again for the best bastard pie
Forty tons of stone have been left
on a scaffold fifty feet high in Mark
Lane, London, for two years past,
and the people have just waked up to
the fact that they may feel some
Queen Victoria will attain the age
of three score and ten May 24. The
state banquet in honor of the event
will not be given until next day,
She has been enjoying unusually
good health lately.
A Boston artist has had an elo
quent tribute paid to him by a
game cock. He painted the bird
so naturally that it became excited
when shown its likeness and with
beak and spurs destroyed the picture.
A boy living near Abilene, Tex.,
was recently bitten by a snake, and
was soon taken with convulsions.
An old Mexican scraped out the
bowl of a brier pipe, applied the
scrapings to the child's wound, and
the next day the boy was well.
A masculine beauty show is being
arranged at Vienna, of which women
will be the judges, and prizes will be
awarded to the handsomest man, the
man with the finest mustache, the
man with the biggest nose and the
man with the largest bald head.
The public income of the Prince
of Wales last year, in addition to
his Parliamentary allowance of
$200,000 a year from the consoli
dated fund, was further increased by
$31,000 as Duke Cornwall and $1,
750 as honorary colonel of the Tenth
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Te Onr Teachers.
After this issue we will suspend
the publication of the "Teacher's
Column." Our endeavor has been
to entertain and, as much as in our
power lay, to benefit those who were
engaged in teaching in the public
and private schools of our immedi
ate section. And as most of the
schools of this class have closed, and
our teachers are engaged for the
time being in other employments, it
is hardly necessary to continue a
column devoted especially to their
use. Should the way be clear, we
will probably resume the publication
of this column when the schools
It has been a pleasure to write for
a class who have been as devoted to
their work, as progressive, and as
intelligent as have been the readers -of
this column, and in bidding them
adieu for a while it is with our best
wishes, and with the hope that the
interim between the sessiona. of our
schools may be profitably and pleas
antly spent, so that when our teach
ers come to resume their work in the
fall, they may come with rejoicing,
bringing with them sheaves of use
ful knowledge gleaned in the wide
fields of study, and experiences with
the practical affairs of life, to aid
them in the responsidle duties that
devolve upon them as teachers. May
they be conscious of the untold des
tinies committed to their shaping,
and renew their work with the de
termination to attain as nearly as
possible the high degree of profi
ciency which should characterize all
teachers, and especially the teachers
of North Carolina.
We wish to thank those who have
aided U3 so materially by timely
contributions to this column, and
those who have encouraged us by
kind and appreciative words.
It is to be hoped that in discard
ing the State Normal Schools, and
substituting therefor a system of
Teachers' Institutes, our State has
made a step forward and 'lot back,
ward. There is no question that the
Normals were cot a success; the
Institutes have the advantage of be
ing untried, so that we may hope for
the best from them
Messrs. Alderman and Mclver,
the two gentlemen selected to devote
all their time snd talents to this
work, at a salary of $2,000 each per
annum, are gentlemen of experience
They should remember that by no
means all the schools in this State
are graded schools (the kind with
which they have been largely asso
ciated), and they must not try to
foist upon the public shools of the
country, laboring under many dis
advantages, the "high pressure" and
more advanced methods of city
graded schools, perhaps well adapted
to their peculiar surroundings. Ihey
will no doubt take these facts into
consideration, and adapted them
selves to the peculiar needs of the
mass of our teachers.
aaylni mt Fresher,
Do not allow yourself to be misled
by the press of business ; guard
yourself from saying, "Go away I
you only hinder me f or, "I must
hurry; let me do it quickly alone 1"
Let us give life to ourselves, then
to our children.
Fathers, parents, come let our
children supply us with what we
Let us learn from our children;
let us give ear to the gentle moni
tions of their life, the quiet demands
of their intellect. Let us live with
oar children ; so shall the lives of
our children bring peace and joy to
us ; so shall we begin to be and to
I lovo flowers, men, children, Godl
I love everything!
Man is at once the child of nature,
the child of humanity, and the child
of humanity, and the child of God.
Take care of my flowers, and spare
my needs; 1 have learned much
from them. Institute.
The State Teachers' Institutes:
will not begin in the various coun
ties until July, after the session of
the Teachers' Assembly, so there is
nothing to keep the teachers at home
and you may expect to meet more of
your fellow-workers at Morehead
City in June than have ever before
gathered in the "Old North State.''
As the brotherhood becomes better
acquainted with one another mora
joyous and beneficial are the annual
reunions at the seaside and th
creater ia their influence for good in
1 the schools throughout the State