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P O E T R Y .
In An 11 liiirlijrl.
m :. iii:uii:nwicK liuuvsc
In i t IIiIiikI's sweetest spots,
A ink- olti cray church I found;
Ari;n! it lies dear restful prouml
tMii"s avdeu with its sacred plots.
V"i, a myriad arms the ivy holds
It - liila -woni walls in rlose embrace ;
Si y mory sometiines keeps n face
IIali-i'ilt'd in tender mist1 folds.
V.'i:li -leepy twitter and with songs
The tower, 1'ird-haanted, is alive;
In li-afy season they dip and dive,
Those. ti:iy w arblers all day long.
-cnUr.ds u r.nvn lioar w ith age,
'i in- eiv; lidding hvatMom guard the
i !;.:'. softly swe'l-green voiceless waves
. .,; will rot break though tempests rage.
' I'oneerning them that are asleep "
in this sweet hamlet of the dead,
i i broken sentence I read
The record those old tables keep ;
Each told its tale, for hath not Grief
A voice whose echoes never die?
Adown the ages, Rachel's cry .
Still rings o'er some God-garnered sheaf.
"Mine eye, ne'er prodigal of tears,"
lid till w ith such as seemed to rise
And drown the glory of the skies,
( 'cr those who'd slept two hundred years.
A Midnight Duel
OX TOL OF THE BLUE RIDGE A R0
MAXTIC tTOUY OF THE LATE WAR.
Detroit Tree Press.
"There is no doubt," said au old
s.'ldu r yesterday, "that many singu
lar tilings occur as we journey
iiiro:i Ii life," and he looked as
t!.o;;- i nxr.e ry was struggling with
M-aie sad 'feature of his existence.
He sicrhed as he continued: "I re
iiKiulior, as though it was yesterday,
the tiK.rcii of Hill's corps along the
wi ti.'i tig Shenandoah up to the fa
lao.:, I iray gap. "Who could ever
fot ivt that march? The road wind
ing with the beautiful river, and
'iveih'.mg with a majestic chain of
i'due Kidge Mountains, while across
the cry t-.il water the magnificent
:.lloy, with its charming cottages
dotting the bounteous land with
white-like balls of snow robed in
r.'iv. e;-;. But the most engaging and
l ively objcts paled into insignifi
cance beside the peerless women of
this blessed country, and you may
w-.ll believe that when the camp was
struck the soldiers lost no time in
making their way to the surround
i: cottair-'s. Soon the music of the
v! !in was heard tind the shuffling
: t kept time to the music, while,
1 a time, the soldier's face was lit
v. it h old-time joy. At one of these
cottages the belle of the valley
feigned supreme, while several
Southern soldiers vied with each
other in paying homage to the queen.
Aniong others were two young sol
diers one- from Georgia and the
other from Mississippi who were
.specially energetic in their attentions,
and so marked had this become that
those present watched the play with
constantly increasing interest, fully
believing that both exhibited a case
of love at first sight. This surmise
on the part of those present was only
too true, as the tragic event which
followed fully proved. The Geor
gian seemed to have the lead on the
Mississippi;!!, and when the dancers
were called to take their places, he
led the belle of the valley to a place
in the set. At this point the Mis
sissippiaii was seen to approach the
couple and heard to claim the lady's
hand for the dance. An altercation
ensued, but, both were cool, brave
soldiers two of the best shots in
the army who did not believe in a
w ar of words. So it was ended by the
Georgian dancing with the lady and
the significant remark of the Missis
sippian that 'I will see you after
'When the dance was over the
Georgian was seen to seek the Mis-
sis.-ippian, and together they called
each a friend from the crowd and
deputed. When outside both
claimed that an insult had been
passed which could only be wiped
out in the blood of the other, and
that a duel to the death should be
arranged at once. A full moon was
just appearing above the tops of the
surrounding forest, and I tell you
this talk of blood in the silence of
the t ight was anything but pleasant.
Xo argument, however, would avail
with tlvse men, so it was arranged
that the duel should take place on
the top of lllue liidge, near the cen
tre of the road that passes through
the gap ; that the weapons should be
pistol at fifteen paces, and to fire at
or between the "one, two, three,"
tiling t continue until one or both
"The point was reached, the
LToiuid measured off, and the men
took tluir positions without a tremor.
The moon shed its pale light on a
se. tie never to be forgotten. A mo
ment or two, and the silence was
broken by the signal: "One, two,
tii roe." At the word "one" the re
port of two pistols rang out oa the
VOL. II. NO. 19.
midnight air, but the principals
maintained their respective positions.
The Georgian's left arm was seen to
drop closer to his side, but the Mis
tissippian was immovable, and still
held his pistol to the front. Again
a pistol shot was heard, coming from
the Georgian, and the Mississippian
still held his position, but he did
not fire. The Georgian protested
that he had not come there to mur
der him, but no answer was returned.
Then the Mississippian's second ap
proached his principal and found
him dead, shot through the eye on
the first discharge of the weapon.
Death, it seems, had beeu instan
taneous, so much so as not even to
disturb his equilibrium. . I may for
get some things, but the midnight
duel on the top of a spur of the
Blue Ridge, with its attendant cir
cumstances, is not one of them."
Tbe Blind .Men's Cafe.
Some years ago in Paris there was
a small restaurant, known as the
Blind Men's cafe, much frequented
by the blind, where an orchestra of
blind musicians performed for the
amusement of patrons. One extreme
ly dark night in winter, when a thick
fog had fallen upon Paris so thick
that no one could see his way, nor so
much as distinguish a street lamp
ten feet away, and when policemen,
carrying torches, here and there
assisted some groping foot passenger
to find his course a gentleman,
seeing another man walking along
confidently and boldly, ventured to
say to him ;
"Sir, willl you please tell me where
you are going ?"
"To the Palais Royal," said the
gentleman, who was walking with
such sure footsteps.
"And how do you find your way
"Oh, never mind; I never get
lost. Do you wish to follow me ?"
So the first gentleman caught
hold of the pocket of the other's
overcoat and started after him. Not
a thing could he descry, but his
companion marched along confident
ly. At length the two arrived under
the familiar arches of the Rue de
"We are safe now," exclaimed the
gentleman who had been led ; "and
may I thank you for giving me the
advantage of your wonderful eye
sight?" " Ye3, but you must not detain me.
Your faltering along the way has
already made me a little late for my
" What orchestra ?"
"The orchestra in the Blind Men's
The man was perfectly blind.
The thick fog was nothing to him,
who had walked in darkness all his
life, but had, nevertheless, learned
his way surely through the great
Tbrce Quarter or an Inch of Ilrtom
Atraw. Statesville Landmark.
Mr. Rome Reid,of Olin township,
ha3 recently been a great sufferer
from a singular cause. Some weeks
ago, one cool morning.
to or coming from mill and walking
alongside his team, he caught ip a
stalk of broom-sedge with which to
pick his teeth and remembers chew
ing up a part of it and swallowing
it. Some days later he was troubled
with a pain under his tongue and at
the root of that member but a phy
sician who examined him could de
tect nothing which could have
caused it. The pain and swelling
continued until he had a rising in
his throat which caused him intense
suffering and came near choking
him. This burst and another formed
and burst, and though their burst
ing brought him a measure of relief
Mr. Reid continued suffering. Next
his throat healed on the outside,
just under the jaw-bone, and last
week or the week before this rising
burst or was cut ana out came a
piece of the broom-straw, about
three-quarters of an inch in length
Mr. Reid thereupon, aftsr three or
four weeks' suffering, during which
he was confined to his home, began
to improve, and is now comfortable
and about well again. The piece of
broom-straw which he thought he
had swallowed had cut through the
tissues at the root of his tongue and
worked itself out through his neck.
Thou mayst be sure that he that
will in private tell thee of thy faults
is thy friend, for he adventures thy
dislike, and doth hazard thy hatred ;
for there are few men that can endure
it, every man for the most part de
lighting in self-praise, which is one
of the most universal follies that be
witheth mankind. Sir Walter Ra
Cov. FowIc'm Speech.
Gov. Fowlo in his speech at the
Southern Society dinner in New
York said :
Mr. President and Gentlemen I
think if there is one State in this
American Union that don't know
how to blow its trumpet it is North
Carolina. Applause. And yet I tell
you that there are no people now
within the city of New York that
are prouder of the display which
the Union made on day before yester
day within your midst than the old
North State. Applause. Let me tell
you, men of New York, that there
was one grievance that North Caro
lina had against New York, and only
one, and I will tell you what It was:
When you placed us in the preci
sion, you placed 16,000 men from
New York in such a position that it
took a long time for North Carolina
to greet her sister South Carolina.
Laughter and applause. But North
Carolina got there all the same.
Laughter and applause. Now, I
want to say one thing to this grand
New York Southern Society. It
did my heart good, my countrymen,
when I saw the title upon the ticket
that was sent to me only jesterday
to meet you here to-night and why ?
Because, members of the Southern
Society, I wish you to have treasured
upon your record every brave act of
every Confederate soldier in the late
war between the States, and for this
reason : Because we want to show
to you that the next time, if iu our
day, the United States of America
is engaged in a struggle with any
foe, that these same Southern soldiers
intend to surpass their record. Loud
applause. Again let me say to you
that, while New York mav love this
American Union, and while Georgia,
through her di.-;inguished son, may
boast of their devotion to' this Union,
let me tell you that plain old North
Carolina has within her breast an
affection for this Union of our fath
ers that is second to no State upon
the soil of North America. Loud
ipplause. My countrymen, do you
know why it is that we had such a
grand celebration as this? I stood
upon your streets, and I went in a
carriage from one end to the other,
and I gazed in the faces of a million
of free men, who prided themselves
in the title of American citizens.
Applause. Why is it that we had
such a demonstration as this ? I will
tell you, sir, why. When the South
ern States went from the Union there
was one thing that they carried with
them. What was it ? It was that
grand, glorious instrument,that work
of your patriots and sagacious states
men, that best model of civil gov
ernment which human thought or
wisdom have ever devised, the Con
stitution of the United State3. Loud
applause. And when we returned
again to this Union we found that
same old glorious Constitution, and
at this day plain, honest North Caro
lina stands the peer and the sister
of maguificent old New York. But
there is one thing that has been in
my heart ever since this war termi
nated, and I tell you, my countrymen
my American countrymen, that on
day before yesterday, for the first
time, it seemed to me that before
these eyes closed in death they might
see the desire of my heart fulfilled,
and this was it: In English history,
when the Wars of the Roses were
finished, the sons of Lancester joined
in praising the deeds of York, and
the sons of York gloried in the man
hood of Lancester, and their deeds
conjointly w ere woven - together in
order to form a chaplet with which
they might crown mother England.
Let the time come when the glorious
deeds of the Northern soldier and
the equally glolious deeds of the
Confederate soldier may be taken
and woven in one chaplet, with which
we will crown all America. Loud
applause. And when that time comes,
why, then, my countrymen, will
come the day when the national
mausoleum to be erected to our great
leader, Abraham Lincon glory be
to his name loud applause will
only be equalled by another monu
ment erected to our Christian South
ern leader, Robert Edward Lee.
Loud applause. And then a monu-
men erected by a grateful country
to the large hearted and honorable
soldier, Ulysees S. Grant loud ap.
plause will be equalled by an Amer
ican monument to one of the great
est soldiers of modern times, Stone-
walljackson. Loud applause. When
that time conies, and come it will,
then every one in this broad Union
may take the poet's own words and
"The Union of lakes, the Union of lands,
The Union of States, let none ('er sever ;
The Union of hearts, the Union of hands,
And the flag of our nation now for
CONCORD, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1889.
Hit by a Concidenee '
The owner of a place on Second
avenue stood in hia barn door on the
alley the other day when a man with
a wooden leg and a crutch came
along and passed the time o' day and
"Say, I want you to do me a favor.
I want to leave my leg with you for
a few minutes." -V
"I want to go around on Second
avenue and work a house for half a
dollar in money. I've got a pointer
that the folks are very sympathetic
If I go with one leg I'm "sure of it"
"Very well; just leave your leg
here and I will take care of it." .
The wooden substitue was unstrap
ped and handed over, and the cripple
used the crutoh to -help himself
down the alley. Five minutes later
he rang the door bell of a house
around the avenue, to have it open
ed by the man .he had seen at the
"W wha what !" he gasped in
"Very s-mpathetic family lives
here!" quietly replied the other.
"You seem to have met with a sad
loss, aud I'm anxious to help you.
Here ia a wooden leg which may fit
The leg was handed over, the man
sat down on the steps and strapped.'
it on, and as he got up and stumped
through the gate, he said to himself i
"I've heard of concidences ever
since I was knee-high to a hop toad,
but this ia the first one that ever hit
me with both feet to once !"
Know Y.nr Business.
Mr. Vanderbilt pays his cook ten
thousand dollars a year, my boy,
which is a great deal more than you
and I earn or at least it is a great
deal more than we get because he
can cook. That is all. Presuma-1
bly because he can cook better than
any other man in America. That is
all. If Monsieur Saucergravi could
cook tolerably well, and shoot a lit
tle, and speak three languages toler
ably well, and keep books fairly, and
sing some, aud understood garden
ing pretty well, and preach a fair
sort of a 6ermon, and knew some
thing about horses, and could tele
graph a little, and could do porter's
work, and could read proof tolerably
well, and could do plain house and
sign painting, and could help on a
threshing machine, and knew
enough law to practice in the jus
tice's courts of Kickapoo township,
and had once run for the Legisla
ture, and knew how to weigh hay, he
wouldn't get ten thousand dollars a
year for it. lie gets that just be
cause he knows how to cook, and it
wouldn't make a cent's difference in
his salary if he thought the world
was flat, that it went around its or
bit on wheels.
There is nothing like knowing
your business clear through, my boy,
from withers to hock, whether yon
know anything else or not. What's
the good of knowing everything?
Only sophomores are omniscient.
St. Louia Globe-Democrat.
It is astounding to note how
completely we are passing under the
power aud becoming dependent on
the applications of electricity. All
cities of size are lighted by electric
contrivances, and electric motors do
a vast amount of work that steam
was used for until within ten years.
Within a very short time we shall
surely have all our villages and even
country houses lighted and warmed
by electric applications; and it is
to be hoped that a motor will be de
vised applicable to country caits
and carriages. The latest applica
tion of electricity is to the piano,
securing complex results understood
by musicians, but never before at
tainable. And yet we scarcely know
what electricity is or have any full
idea of its versatile nature. There
will be marvelous discoveries in the
near future that will surpass all
that has yet been done.
The Goose and the Eagle.
The Goose Whoso Heart was Fired
with Ambition decided to become
an Eagle, and She left the Barn
Yard one Morning and Wandered
off into the Hills as a Starter. She
was presently Espied by an Eagle,wno
pounced down and Seized upon her
as a prize.
"What Means this Treatment 1"
demanded the goose. "1 Came here
to be one of you 1"
"As a Fowl at Home you . were a
Success," replied the Eagle, "but as
a goose abroad you are n. g. except
to furnish a dinner - for some" Bird
with More Sense.
When a Mechanic quits his job to
become a Politician it is not the Pol
itician who ia Eaten. '
Governor John B. bunion.
Gen. John B. Gordon, Governor
of Georgia,- is a native of Upson
county, in that State, and was born
on February Gth, 1839. He entered
the army, and on the breaking out
of the war he raised a company of
infantry and was mustered into the
Sixth Alabama Regiment, of which
he was elected major, and soon after
became its lieutenant-colonel, and
on its re-organization in April, 1862,
a year after it had been formed, he
was chosen for the post of colonel.
In the engagement at Seven Pines,
near Richmond, two-thirds of his
command were either killed or
wounded. He led many desperate
charges in the seven days battles
around Richmond, and his escapes
from death were marvelous. He
distinguished himself in Lee's march
into Maryland, and his superior offi
cers, in their reports, spoke iu the
highest terms of his bravery and
ability. At the battle of Sharpsburg
five bullets passed through portions
of his body before he was carried
away. After his recovery he was
promoted to the post of brigadier
general. He moved in front of the
Confederate army in its march
through Pennsylvania, and at Get
tysburg it was his impetuous charge
which nearly depleted the Union
forces. He was made major-general
after the battle of Spottsylvania,
and in the declining days of the
"Lost Cause" he fought as desperate
ly as at the beginning. In the year
18C7 Gen. Gordon was nominated
by the Democrats as Governor of
Georgia, against R. B. Bullock, and
it is claimed by his party that he
was elected by a large majority. He
officiated as chairman of the Georgia
delegation to the National Demo
cratic Convention iu 18G8, and was
an elector-at-large the same year, as
also at the Baltimore Convention in
1872. A year afterwards he was
chosen United States Senator, re
signing in 1874 to engage in railway
and mining operations. In 1886 he
received the election as Governor of
his State, and was victoriously re
elected in 1888.
New York Graphic
It is stated on what seems to be
responsible authority that the bril
liancy of our Florida blood oranges
is due to the artificial introduction
of coloring matter into them while
growing. That is a suggestion that
opens up wide and long vistas to the
imagination. If oranges can be
made red, why not blue, or terra
cotta, or Nile green ? And if these
things can be accomplished the or
ange will become a feature of decora
tion that will be calculated to cut
out the rose and the lily, and even
the chrysanthemum! Moreover, if
oranges can be colored they can
surely be flavored at will. Might it
not as progress is made in modifying
the plain, original orange, be possi
ble to alcoholize the orange ? The
very suggestion is enough tt start a
boom in Florida. If it could be
carried out let us optimistically say
when carried out the orange will
become the rival of the apple of the
Garden of Eden in its seductions.
A Quiet Place.
An exchange says: A nervous
man walked into a store the other
day and sat down for an hour or so,
when a clerk asked him if anything
was wanted. The clerk went away
and he sat there half an hour longer
when the proprietor went to him and
asked if he wanted to be shown
anything. "I just want to sit
around. My physician has recom
mended a perfectly quiet place for
me, and says above all things I must
avoid being in crowds. Noticing
that you did not advertise in the
newspapers, I thought that this
would be as quiet a place as I could
find, so I just dropped in for a few
hours' isolation." The merchant
picked up a bolt of paper cambric to
brain him, but the man went out.
He said all he wanted was a quiet
No fewer than 7000 horses are
slaughtered yearly in the market of
Tar, Pitch and Turpentine from the
Old North State.
Hickory Press : Durina: the storm
of Tuesday the lightning struck the
German Reform Church, tearing out
one side of the Bteeple and knocking
off some moulding on the inside.
Monroe Express: A sensation
was created in town last Monday by
the novel sight of four women of the
colored permasion,working the street
They were a little "wrathy," but
wielded their brooms with a will.
Wilmington Star: Jack Johnson,
the colored barber who tried to bore
hole through his head with a bul
let, ib improving. Yesterday he was
sitting up "eattng and enjoying hia-
self," as one of his friends expressed
Shelby Aurora : The body of Lee
Carson, the burglar hanged Monday,
was exhumed that night for a dis-
;iple of Esculapius. Two physicians
desired the body, but one was too
shrewd for the new doctor of physic,
and the body was carried westward
over Broad river.
Salisbury Herald: The Knitting
Mill is now making stockings. The
directors have determined to exclude
visitors from the mill until the op
eratives have learned to use the
machines. It has been found that
they cannot learn with persons look
ing on or talking to them.
Charlotte Times : A shoe factory
will be in operation in a few day in
the building next door to "W. E.
Shaw & Co's harness manufactory.
Mr. M. W. Crawford, formerly a
harness manufacturer of Davidson
College, will be at the head of the
establishment. The firm will be
M. W. Crawford & Co.
Kiuston Free Press: The Hen
derson Gold Leaf trulv savs:
Farmer, if you want to pay your
taxes, the mortgage on the farm and
prosper generally, go into partner
ship with the cow, and hog, the
horse, the grasses and a more diver
smed agriculture. They are the
partners which will enable you to
Lincoln Courier : Mr. John House
fell from a house a few weeks ago,
broke his leg and recieved other in
juries, lie has not been able to
walk a step since and has a family
dependent on his labor for their sup
port. Now his wife is ill with pneu
monia. Their condition is a sad one
and commends itself to a generous
public a3 worthy objects of sympathy
Goldsboro Headlight: A case of
disappointed love caused Walter
Suggs in making an attempt Mon
day night to shorten his earthly
career by taking an over dose of
laudanum. His father. Mr.- W. H.
Suggs, who live in the Webbton
section, discovered jthe boy's rash
act in time, and hastily summoned
a physician who at last succeeded in
saving the life of the would-be sui
Charlotte Chronicle : Jim Reeves
was arrested at his home in this
city Thursday at the request of his
wife, who said he threatened her
serious bodily harm. He was locked
up. When arrested Reeves had a
knife open in his pocket Reeves is
the man who plead guilty at the last
term of court to the charge of gam
bling, and whose sentence was sus
pended on consideration that he
would leave town. He left at once,
but returned three days ago, and has
been here since.
Daily News: Wm. Pryor, a young
man 25 years of age, committed
suicide yesterday by taking mor
phine. He was on a Western North
Carolina train, and between Asheville
and Hickory he sallowed 40 quarter
grains of morphine. The box from
which he took the drug had no labels
on it, and it was not until the young
man had fairly loaded himself that
any attention was attracted to him.
A passenger saw him dump the
whole contents of the box into his
mouth and throw the empty box to
Greenville Reflector: Occupants
of the Court House were somewhat
startled by a crash on Saturday.
An investigation proved that it was a
very heavy panel which had fallen
from a space just over the front
door. The panel was examined,
as was the place from which it fell,
aud strange to say it had never T)een
nailed in position. The building
was erected nearly thirty years, and
the wonder it that the pannel, not
being nailed, had not fallen sooner.
The bridge across Trenters creek
near Shepard's mill was kerosened
and fired Saturday night the 4th
inst. The fire was stopped before
much damasre was done. We hear
that a similar attempt was made to
burn the bridge across the same creek
between Pactolus and Washington at
the same time.
WHOLE NO. 71.
For the Standard.
At your request I present to your
readers a few thoughts on the subject
of bee culture. I am fully aware
that there are others who could treat
the subject with more substantial
benefit to your readers than myself,
and my hope in writing this is that
it may elicit an interest and bring
out facts that will be profitable.
Some of their ways. The queen bee
lays all the eggs. She lays eggs in
cells of three different sizes. One
cell brings forth a queen, another a
drone, (the male bee,) and the other a
worker bee. Strangely enough no
perceptible difference exists between
the eggs. Drones and queens are
brought out for the swarming season.
When swarming is abondoned the
workers drive out and kill the drones.
If a queen be lost, the colony sets
about to make a queen cell over one
of the cells with an egg in it, and,
in about two weeks they M ill have a
queen. If she is not too late to meet
a drone she is soon ready for her
maternal duties, aud goes about lay
ing eggs enough to keep the hive
full. Should she be too late in the
season for the drone she will be
worthless, and the colony will decline.
In that case it is better to unite the
colony with another, and get the
benefit of the workers for the rest
of their lives. The queen meets the
drone in the air once in her life
She rambles with a number of them
for awhile, which is called "the bridal
tour." Like most beings in the first
impulses of love she is then a little
addled, and on returning sometimes
misses her home and gets roughly
treated in the "wrong house." The
queen will brook no rival. Iu swarm
ing time the colony keeps a number
of queen cells in stock. She takes
care to destroy the inmate before it
is ready to emerge from the cell,
unless the worker bees cluster around
and prevent her. Then she "gets her
back up," and, rather than share her
regal honors with another, gathers
up a host of the "truly loyT" and
moves out This is swarming. It
is a mistaken notion that it is the
young queen and the young bees
The queen is not an absolute mon
arch. She does not direct the
movements of the swarm, as many
suppose, but follows others. Great
attachments seems generally to exist
between her and her subjects. They
are restless and confused without
her. They also become indolent,
shiftless and timid, and fall an easy
prey to worms or robber bees. Bees
are not so frugal as some would have
us believe. If let alone they will
bring out too many drones, while
very few are needed to fertilize the
queens. The surplus drones do
nothing but consume what the work
ers bring in. Bees make wax from
their bodies much like the spider
makes his web from himself. They
make it only as they need it to store
away the honey, and delay for lack
of comb causes loss of precious op
portunities. Not all the colony are
"busy bees some are idlers, and
they are apt to collect about the
door and be in the way of the work
ers. Then more door space is need
ed. Too much space makes it easier
for robber bees and even mice to en
ter. Colonies sometimes take the
swarming mania, and will divide so
much that winter will find them too
weak to survive it They are apt to
linger about decaying fruit become
intoxicated, and, like other inebri
ates, do little work. Hence a good
fruit year is not apt to be a good
honey year. It is needless to tell you
that one of the ways of bees is to sting.
A kind of bee haa been found that
does not sting, but it is not profita
ble. As you can expect to feel the
thorn in plucking the rose, so count
On being stung when you reap honey,
John D. Barrier.
A Long Search.
At the outbreak of the civil war a
nnWed familv bv the name of
Lindsey, consisting of man and wife,
with the children, a girl and two
boys, were sold inj slavery at Inde
pendence, Mo. The entire family
were separated. At the close of the
war the father made up his mind
that he wonld devote the remainder
of his life to discover the whereabouts
of his family. For the past twenty
four Tears he has had that sole ob-
iect in view. He has travelled and
wnrW. bearing the brand of innn
merable hardship to accomplish his
purpose. In Missouri the old man
obtained the first clew of the where
Rhont of his son Allen, who was re
ported by white man to be at Paris,
Tex. The old man worked his way
to Pari and there met his son Allen
From him he learned the whereabouts
of hia other son and daughter, whom
he Tisited. He is still searching for
his wife. Ex.
Rate of AdvertiMlnst
One square, one insertion, $1 00
One square, one month, 1 50
One square, two months, 2 00
One square, three months, 2 30
One square, six months, 5 00
One square, one year, 9 00
ODDS AXD EXDS.
There are 290 churches in Chi
cago. Huge plates of glass are now cut
In Germany there are one million
Mexico has about five thousand
miles of railroad.
The cost of the Paris exposition
will be $10,000,000.
Maud S. queen of the trotting turf,
is now fifteen years of age.
Charleston's population in 18S8
was 62,353, against 54,286 iu 1880.
Among salaried actresses Ellen
Terry draws the biggest pay $600
A steel rail with moderate use will
be in good repair for railroad travel
for eighteen years.
Men have often been afraid of
their blessings, and many of us have
run away form them.
The first generation makes the
money, the secuiid spends it, aud
the third begins over again.
Senator Stanford predicts that
in twenty-five years one will be able
to go around the world by rail.
Big strike at Pittsburg with 5,000
men out of emplayment. All kinds
of mechanics composed the body.
Twelve western railroads have
suffered a loss in the values of their
stock since last summer of $121,000,
000. With malice toward none, with
charity for all, with firmness in the
right, as God gives us to see the
Very much to the credit of Col.
Fred 1). Grant, he will take his
mother with him to the Austrian
There is a mistake inany good
people make. They are ready enough
to give money, but not love or tune
It is as impossible for a man to
be cheated by any one but himself
a3 for a thing to be and not to be at
the same time.
Open your mouth and purse cau
tiously, and your stock of wealth
and reputation shall, at" least iu
repute, bo great.
Tlu number of men's linen col
lars made in this country every year
is 4,000,000. About one collar to
every eight men.
Faucet township, in Alamance
county, is boasting of a calf with
with only one eye which is in the
centre of its head.
Porous glass for window panes has
been produced in Paris. The pores
are too fine to admit a draft, but they
assist in ventilation.
When the modern youth becomes
ensconced in a street car the ladiei
discover that he does not belong to
the rising generation.
A palace sleeping car costs about
$15,000 as you see it ready for occu-
.1 1 a
pancy on tne roau. i twiiuuiw
car costs about $17,000.
The first white baby born in Okla
homa was born Wednesday of last
week. It was born in a wagon and
cristened Oklahoma Lewis.
In New York, last Sunday, two
hundred and twenty-seven persons
were immersed in East river by
pastors of Baptist churches.
An "inch of rain" means a gallon
of watar spread over a surtace ot
nearly two square feet, or a fall of
about 100 tons on an acre of ground.
Charles Mourse aged 14, and Nel
lie Shattuck, aged 13, of St. Johns-
bury, Vt, ran away and got married.
When they retuinid home the bride
got a spanking.
In tearing down an old house in
Brunswick, Me., a large chamber
was found whose floor consisted of
only six boards. Each of them
was over two feet wide.
Among some old papers in London,
recently,. a genuine likeness of John
Bunyan as he appeared in his cell at
Bedford has just been discovered,
for which the owner demands 1,000
Here is a nosegay plucked from
the garden of throught : Character
has far more to do with determin
ing history tlian history has with
determini ng character. George
Henpicking Going On. Mother
"Bobby, you shoulden't speak so
crossly to your father. You never
hear him speak cronsly to me."
Baby "He dassent, Ma; he's just
like me, he dassen't."
A fee of $87,000 in good securities
has been presented by Mr. H. M.
Flagler to Dr. George Slielton, of
New York, in consideraton of his
faithfulness and skill in attending
the case of 3Ir. Flagler's daughter.