THE Vi:iiY BEST
CNE YE?.3 CASH IN ADVANCE,
POET 11 Y.
Tlio Ton Travelers.
Ten Tvi-avv. fnoiovo nave.eis,
All in a woeful .!i?rlit.
Soi!ihi iivlii i'M! a w aysnk' inn
( ne dark ami tormy ni;-M.
Nine rooms, no more," tlso landlord said,
11a vi' 1 to oiler you ;
To eueh of eisilit a single Wil.
But the ninth must serve for two."
A din arose. The tronMed host
Could only sc ratch his head,
For of those tired men no two
Would occupy one lcd.
The puzzled host was soon at ease
lie was a clever man
And so to please his sruests devised
This most ingenious plan :
i a 1 15 Ti-1 1) ie i f i u jrrpn
111 room marked A two men were placed,
The third was lodged in 15,
The fourth to (.' was' then assigned,
The tilth retired to I.
In C the sixth was tucked away,
In F the seventh man.
The eighth and ninth in G and II,
And then to A he ran,
Wherein the host, as I have said,
Had laid two travelers by ;
Then taking one, the tenth and last,
lie lodged him safe in I.
Xino single rooms, a room for each,
Were made to serve for ten ;
And this is that which puzzles me
And many wiser men.
A War Incident.
THE FACTS ABOUT KILPATEICK'S IN
TENTION TO HANG A BRAVE CON
FEDERATE A VVILMINGTONIAN
IN THE ROLE OF A HERO.
Tito Raleigh correspondent of the
Messenger related an incident a few
day ;uri concerning the capture of
a Captain Janus, of Wilmington, by
(.'en. Kilpatrick at Raleigh about
the close of the war. A gentleman
well acquainted with all the facts
informs the Messenger that it was
not Captain James to whom allusion
should have been made, but Theo
dore Calhoun James, Adjutant of
the Third North Carolina Infantry.
Adjutant James was a native of
"Wilmington and a brother of our
esteemed fellow citizen, Mr. Josh T,
James, editor of the Review.
Adjutant James lost his right arm
at the Wilderness, third day's fight,
in May, lb(J4. It was amputated
above the elbow and the surgeons
performed the operation on the field.
He returned to his home in "Wilming
ton, and after the stump had healed
he re-enlisted in the service and re
joined his regiment against the ad
vice and earnest protests of all.
After going back to his regiment,
however, he found that it was simply
impossible for him to fulfill his
duties with his mutilated arm and
he was therefore assigned to light
lie was Provost Marshal of Ral
eigh for two months previous to the
surrender of that city, and much of
the time was acting commander. The
fact is he was actually in command
there when the city was evacuated
by the Confederate forces. "When
the Confederates were leaving the
city, Wheeler's cavalry formed the
rear guard and began depredations
in the city. Mayor Harrison ap
pealed to Adjutant James for pro
tection, and remaining behind to
afford what protection he could,
James was the last man to leave
Raleigh. He was riding out of the
city, along Hillsboro street, when he
saw a Federal soldier approaching.
He was unarmed, but boldly riding
up, he demanded of the mau that
Just at thi3 juncture Kilpatrick
and his staff came in view riding in
to the city, and James himself was
arrested. lie wa3 carried before
General Kilpatrick who said to him:
" Young man, do you know what
we do with such men as you ?"
" No," curtly replied James "and
I don't know that I care!"
li We hang them '." was Kilpatrick'a
impatient answer to his own interro
gation. " Very well," coolly rejoined the
one-armed James, "you will have to
hang me then. I am in your power
and cannot help myself."
The Federal General did not hang
him, however, but sent him to jail
to await trial before a court martial
upon the charge of having been
concerned in firing on the Federal
troops after the city had been sur
rendered, and upon which charge
Lieutenant Wyatt was condemned to
death and hanged in Capitol Square.
James, however, was never tried, as
General Kilpatrick became satisfied
by representations made to him by
citizens of Raleigh that he had no
hand in the affair. He nevertheless
remained in jail several weeks and
had a good time there. The Rev.
Dr. Patterson, the chaplain of his
regiment, who was in Raleigh called
to see him daily and every day that
came the ladies of Raleigh went to
see him and carried him dainties and
so loaded his cell with flowers that
it become a perfect bower of roses.
The Federal Provost Marshal, in
whoso charge he was, tried vainly
VOL. II. NO. 20.
to make him take the oath and be
released, but he stoutly declined to
do so. The Provost Marshal, who
always treated him very kindly, one
day told him he was a free man and
could go home, at the same time
handing him transportation to Wil
mington. But he never did and never
would take the oath.
Our hero served at one time, after
the loss of his arm, upon the staff
of Gen. W. R. Cox, who, while in
Wilmington the other day, spoke of
him in the warmest terms of esteem
and affection. The General remarked :
"Calhoun James was one of the
bravest men I ever knew. He was
afraid of nothing on earth, but a
failure to do his full duty to God
and his fellow-man."
Net-work of Nerves.
A COMPLETE TELEGRAPHIC
SYSTEM IN ITSELF.
Nothing in nature is more mar
velous than the net-work of .nerves
constituting what we sometimes
carelessly call our nervous system.
Each nerve is a telegraph cord in it
self. Each is a part of the whole
complex and inimitable system of
telegraphy by which messages from
the headquarters in the brain are
sent to the minute stations in the
extremities. If this telegraphic sys
tem of nerves were erected on dimin
utive poles outside of our bodies, it
would be a most peculiar exhibit.
Happily for us, our nervous sys
tems are, as it were, a harmonious ar
rangement of underground wires,
carefully buried within us, and deft
ly concealed from outside observation
We cannot see them, nor know
whether they are too slack or too
slightly strained. "We can tell when
they are disturbed, for neuralgic ago
ny shoots along their course from
station to station. "We are glum, and
dismal, and low spirited, the tele
graphic apparatus is out of order,
and the nerve forces are demoralized.
"When nerves work wrong, it is as
when telegraph poles are shaky, or
wires tangled or crossed, or currents
irregular, or batteries confused.
According to the irregularity of
our nerves, so are our regular moods.
If all is riirht. we are harpy and
cheery and sunshiny. But let the
batteries blunder, or the currents
cross, or the wires become entangled,
and we are irritable, sulky, ill-tem
pered, or angry, as the case may be.
In some of our distressful moods we
pout and sulk, and misinterpret, and
misunderstand. "We take offense
where no offense is intended, and we
impute to others motives which are
never conceived by them.
At times when the moods are out
cf sort, we think the whole world is
persecuting its, and we, the afflicted
objects of persecution, are above all
other human creatures singled cut
for martyrdom. Ihere are circum
stances under which most of us can,
without insuperable difficulty, rise
from the moodiness which is brought
about bv lettinj: the nerves have
their own way. Mental and physi
cal diet has much to do with it.
liroodmg over real sorrows ana lm
aginary miseries will make the best
of us moody and wretched. Xursing
grief and affronts and telling the
sad story of our woes has as depress
ing an effect as narcotic drugs.
Sleeping in unventilated rooms
often produces chronic wretched
ness, even if these rooms be furnish
ed with the appliances of wealth and
refinement. Association with grim
persons is depressing and dispirit
ing. Good health, mental, spiritual,
and bodily, is worth working for. It
casts out the malaria of moodiness
and lifts us into the sunlight of joy.
Good health is more easily attained
than most folks suppose. The
Christian at "Work.
A New Vaapowder.
A new gunpowder, the invention
of Mr! Hengst, has recently been
tested, and the results point to it as
a promising substitute for black
powder for military and sporting
purposes. The new powder is pre
pared from straw, which is pulver
ized, chemically treated, and finished
in granular form for use. It is
claimed for this powder that it is
smokeless, flameless, practically non
fouling and non-heating, and that
both the recoil and the report are
less than those of black powder,
with superior penetrative power.
From the powerful character of this
explosive, which, weight for weight,
i3 one hundred and fifty per cent,
stronger than gunpowder, and is not
explodable by concussion, it is iroba
ble that in a compressed form it will
be found to be applicable to blasting
Flattery is a sort of bad money ot
which our vanity givca currency.
lloenn'H Awlnl Fall.
STRAIGHT DOWN FOR 2,000 FEET BE
FORE HIS PARACHUTE OPENED.
A most exciting incident took place
in connection with the balloon as
cension at Stafford Springs a few
days ago. " Professor " Hogan, the
parachute "artist," who had been
engaged to make a balloon ascension,
inflated his monster machine and as
cended gradually to a height of 4,000
feet, or nearly a mile. At that enor
mous height the balloon with its
occupant appeared to be about the
size of a frosr.
According to his programme the
aeronaut at this point fixed his bal
loon so that it would fall to the earth
alone, and prepared to make his dar
ing descent by means of the para
chute which was attached to the side
of the balloon by a small cord. The
parachute, when inflated, is a sort of
cone in shape, the base of which
looks like an umbrella, the sides be
ing numerous cords and the apex
being a small iron ring, to which the
professor hangs .by his hand.
Mr. Hogan jumped from the bas
ket at that terrible altitude with the
iron ring in his hand. The cord at
taching the chute to the balloon at
once broke, leaving thj dare-devil
with his flimsy apparatus nearly a
mile from the earth.
A terrible thing now happened.
The cords had become entangled and
stiffened by the rain, and prevented
the great chute from expending its
broad surface hi tEe air, through
which the aeronaut was falling with
frightful "speed. The people below
could see nothing but a dark line
becoming longer at each instant, and
coming toward the earth with the
speed of lightning. "My God!"
cried a looker-on, " Hogan's gone 1"
At this point, when fully one-half of
the descent had been made in a few
seconds, and when" not one of the
thousands' of spectators expected
aught elsejjut a catastrophe, the
ffreat surface of the chute was seen
to expand, and thence there was only
a graceful, easy fall that turned every
groan to a smile.
When the performer reached the
cround he said that af the beginning:
of the descent he realized his danger,
but could do absolutely nothing but
clutch the ring. He was unable to
breathe, his head begau to swim,
faintness overtook him, and his sen
sation was that his fingers were re
laxing their hold. At this point,
however, the entangled cords that
held inclosed the folds of the chute
were snapped by the enormous pres
sure of the air, and he was saved
from certain death.
An English visitor to this country,
who traveled through the Southern
States in the early years of this cen
tury, gave it as his opinion that
the colored people were , especially
humorous. In support of this opin
ion he published examples of the
wit of this people. Two of these
stories will serve to show their own
quality of the humor under discus
One of the heartiest specimens of
fun I ever heard was the chuckle of
a youth who was on duty with a fan
to keep the flies from disturbing his
master's rest, and who, seeing a per
severing bluebottle light on the
planter's flaming proboscis, and im
mediately fly off, exclaimed :
"Aha! urn berry glad o' dat; oo
burn oo foot at last, massa fly !"
A pendant to this, but in a quieter
way, was the reply of a domestic
who went to communicate the news
of his master's sudden death to a
near neighbor. The latter, on re
covering from the first shock, ob
served with a sign of resignation :
"Well, Cicero, there's one thing
to console us ; your poor master had
a bad gout, and he's gone to happi
ness." " Iss, massa, but uni berry sorry
he hasn't gone to heb'n."
" Xot gone to heaven, you black
"Cause, massa, he tell me he should
never be comfortable anywhere
where he wasn't berry warm I" .
It was in a grocery store : "Give
me a pound of cheese," said an eld
derly man with blue spectacles on.
"Yes, sir," said the grocer, and he
went to work with his knife.
Just then a horse hitched in front
of the store became uneasy.
"Whoa!" shouted the grocer.
"I beg your pardon," said the man
with blue spectacles, who had been
gazing intently at the cheese. "Did
you remark whoa?"
"Yes, sir; to the horse outside."
"Oh, to the horse. ' Well, hadn't
you better say it again to the
CONCORD, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 31, 18S9.
SI iss Grace King.
Among the Southern writers who
have recently come into prominence
Miss Grace King, of New Orleans,
La., has been the shortest time before
the public, the first issue of her
" Monsieur Motte," in which is told
the touching self-sacrifice and devo
tion of a negress for a destitute and
orphaned child, having appeared in
the Xew Princeton Review abottt two
years ago. inis story, written witn
no definite idea of publication, was
seen by some literary friends, who,
immediately realizing its merit, ad-
sed sending it to the Xew Prince
ton Review, then in quest of a tale
for its first issue. It won the writer
an instantaneous recognition both in
this country and in England. Miss
was " Bonnie
Mamam," which appeared in Har-
per's Monthly, followed shortly by a Xeippery quickly solved all difficul
third story of the same general char-1 ties by claiming its paternity, while
acter, " Madame Lareveilhere, a
development of " Monsieur Motte." him. The Xiepperys, one of the
These stories are characterized by a bluest blooded families in Austria,
warmth of coloring, sometimes in- wouia not alow the boy to take his
creased to a fierce glow, and a delicate father's name, although he was sub
and sympathetic treatment, showing t sequently legitimated by the mar
perfect familiarity with the people riageof his parents, and the old Aus
and scenes portrayed. rian Emperor created his left-hand-
Miss King belongs to an American
family, her father, a native of Geor
gia, having removed to New Orleans
many years ago, where he became
one of the most prominent lawyers
of the section. A man of culture
and literary ability, he gave to the
education of his children his personal
supervision and encouragement, and
to him the young authoress feels
that she owes much of her success in
the field of letters. Educated at
Creole schools, the associations and
surroundings of her early life were
almost entirely French or Creole,
and to tliis fact we are indebted for
the delightful descriptions of the
interior of a young ladies' boarding
school in Xew Orleans, which forms
.so eHective a setting tor tlie main
incident of "Monsieur Motte." There
is in her delineation of character no
element of exaggeration, but simply
a faithful presentation of the impul
sive Southern temperament instinct
with the warmth of the Southern
How One !k Came to His End.
Dogs have many tips and downs in
this country and don't live long,
even if somebody don't kill them on
the charge of being "mad." But
few dogs have the honor of meeting
death in the manner of the one lam
going to tell about,
A certain minister of the M. E.
Church, not many years since, was
on his way to preach at one of his
churches. He stopped to spend the
night with one of his flock. After
supper, the preacher read a chapter
and he and the family knelt in prayer.
A very small dog was in the room,
and going up in a few feet of the
preacher commenced a furious bark
ing. The preacher, with uplifted
face, continued his prayer. The dog
being unused to such proceedings,
continued to protest. The preacher
leaned forward, -and grasping the
dog by the throat,gradually tightened
his grip until the dog became quiet.
The preacher did not release his grip
until he finished his prayer. The
little doggie never barked again.
The preacher say's that he did not
intend to kill the dog, but who
In I'nlty of Race Lies the Strength of
The Northern press, even to that
of New England, confesses that the
South contains the great body of the
pure blooded American white race.
Mill owners manufactures of the
East have imported cheap Canadian
and Irish labor until the wealth of a
few is enormous and the poor native
populations have been exiled, and
to-day more than half the voters
of Massachusetts are of foreign birtb
The original Yankees are scattered
over all the world and very soon
New England will be ruled by for
eigners. What its politics will then
be nobody knows. For nobody can
strike a balance ot political aree
nient between such a heterogeneous
mass of un-American humanity,
Tbe Stepson of Ciramlcnr.
It will amaze many who have read
history well to learn that a stepson
of Napoleon the Great is alive, an
inmate of the celebrated asylum for
insane royalty at Doebling, near Vi
enna. A correspondent of the Xew
York Times, writing from the Aus
trian capital, gives interesting infor
mation of the princes and princesses,
the grand dukes and grand duchess
whom a tainted and decayed Patri
cian blood, stagnating from the want
of a healthy and vigorous Plebian
infusion, or a body worn out by years
of dissipation ha3 brought within
the walls of a mad-house. Among
the inmates are the mother of the
German Empress, the heir apparent
to the throne of Bavaria and numer
ous members of the reigning families
of the petty German sovereignties.
But the most remarkable patient
in the Doebling institution is the
Prince of Montenuovo, son of Count
Xeippery and Marie Louise, daugh
ter of one man who was an Emperor
by inheritance, and wife of another
who became an Emperor by the
sword, Napoleon Bonaparte. It does
not speak well for the reputation of
the ex-Empress of France that the
Prince of Montenuovo was born in
1820, one year before the death of
Napoleon, the latter event preceeding
by a fortnight her marriage with
Count Neippery. The child could
not well be called a Bonaparte, as
Napoleon had been for five years on
the rock of St. Helena, but Count
Marie Louise put in no denial asraiust
,ea grandgon Count of Montenuovo.
The Count of Montenuovo in time
becar e a general in the Austrian
army, a member of the Privy Council
cud a Prince. Ten years ago he went
insane, and has since been at Doeb
ling in company with other tainted
relatives of lings. In that retreat
the illegitimate son of the great
French Emperor's wife has been for
gotten by the world.
W. Ii. Bond, in Wilmington Star.
Of the nearly two thousand seven
hundred Federal and Confederate
regiments the following are the only
ones which ever in one battle had
over one hundred killed and mor
tal ly wounded:
20 X". C Gettysburg, . .
4 X. C. Seven Pines, . .
C Alabama Seven Pines, .
44 Georgia Mechanicsville, .
14 Alabama Seven Days, . .
1 S. C. Rifles Gaines' Mill, .
20 X. C Gaines' Mill, . . .
32 Mississippi Gettysburg, .
5 Texas Second Manassas, .
Palmetto Sharpshooters Seven
7 N. C. Seven Days, . . .
3 X". C. Sharpsburg, . . ;
4 Texas Gaines' Mill, . .
2 Mississippi Gettysburg, .
29 Mississippi Stone River, .
18 Xr. C. Seven Days, . . .
57 N. C. Fredericksburg,
49 Virginia Seven Pines, . .
45 N. C. Gettysburg, . . .
4 Tennessee Shiloh, . . .
48 N. C. Sharpsburg, . . .
13 Georgia Sharpsburg, . .
12 Alabama Seven Pines,
2 N. C Chancellorsville, . .
5 Alabama Seven Pines.
Note Of the 4 highest
Carolina has 2 : of the 25,
Carolina has 10.
The 11th, 13th, 27th, 47th, 52d
and 55th came very near getting in
Tackled a Baii-Snw and TVou.
One of the workmen in Messrs.
Dewey Bros', machinery works had
a close call Monday evening and only
escaped a shocking and sudden death
by wonderful presence of mind,
prompt action and strong muscle. It
was Mr. Dave Berger, and he was
adjusting a band on one of the
wheels when it came in contact with
his clothing. Quick as thought he
grabbed the wood work of the ma
chine and held on with heroic
strength, and in another instant the
whirling band and wheel had torn
his entire clothing from his body.
It was a close call and a strong pull;
but Dave came out best in the en
The richest genius, like the most
fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots
up into the rankest weeds; and in
stead of vines and olives for the
pleasure and use of man, produces
to its elothful owner the most abun
dant crop of poiaons.
From the Lone Star State.
Rockwall, Texas, May 18.
Messrs. Editors :
According to promise in my other
short little note of April 15th I will
endeavor to write you again. Crops
are fine in this part of the State.
Corn is about waist high and just as
black as ever the corn is on Cold
Water or Coddle creeks bottoms, with
which a good many of your readers
are acquainted. Cotton is looking
well. It ranges all the way from
eight leaves down to two, and in fact
some is not up yet. We plant cotton 1
here from the last of March to the
middle of May. Sometimes the early
cotton makes the most and sometimes
I will give your readers a problem
to solve which I wrould be pleased to
have answered through your paper :
In one hundred yards of my house
there is a ravine which is about three
to four feet deep. Down in the bed
of this small creek or ravine I found
the skeleton of a horse. The bones
were partially decayed. Now the
question is, when or how did these
bones get there, for eighteen months
ago there was no break of any kind
in the land where this mystery is to
be seen. I have an idea myself how
these bones got there, but I will wait
and let some ono else give their rea
sons first, and then I will give mine-
We have another curiosity here in
this county. There is a man living
in the lower edge of Rockwall coun
ty who had foaled to him a mule
colt this spring which had a head
more like a calf than a colt, but the
peculiarity of the colt was that it
had the ear mark of the man's cat
tie, just exactly two splits in one and
one in the other. The cause is sup
posed to be from dragging a dead
cow off with the mother of the de
formed colt while she was in foal.
Strange are the works of nature.
J. Wesley Walter.
Xew Tacts In Alcoholic Heredity.
Popular Science Monthly.
A. prominent military man, who
had drunk moderately during the war
and had abstained from that time
on, while attending a dinner with
his old comrades, where most of
them were intoxicated, suddenly be
came hilarious, made a foolish speech,
and settled back in his chair in a
drunken state, and was finally taken
home quite stupid. He had not drunk
any spirits and had only used coffee
and water, and yet he had all the
symptoms of the others, only his
was intoxication from contagion
the favoring soil had been prepared
long ago in the army.
Another case was that of a man
who had been an inebriate years ago.
but had reformed, says the Popular
Science Monthly. He was recently
elected to office and gave a dinner to
some friends. Among them was a
physician who ha3 been greatly in
terested in these studies. He sent
me a long report, the substance of
which was this :
On the occasion referred to many
of the company became partially
intoxicated, and the host, who drank
nothing but water, became hilarious,
and finally stupid with them. He
was put to bed with every sign of
intoxication, but recovered, and next
morning had only a confused notion
of these events.
The third case occurred four years
ago. A reformed man, of twelve
years' sobriety, went on a military
excursion with a drinking company,
and, although he drank nothing but
lemonade, became as much intoxi
cated as the others-
This event was the subject of
much comment and loss to him so
cially and otherwise, although he
protested and others confirmed his
statements, that he did not take any
spirits at this time.
He Broke Down at Iast.
Morphy, the celebrated chess play
er, could play several games of chess
simultaneously without seeing any
of the boards on which the various
tames were being conducted. It was
certainly a wonderful feat of mem
ory, to see how attention and abstrac
tion were retained throughout a
most extraordinary feat, and one per
formed by him over and overagain,
as he used to stand alone attack
ing and defending himself against
the several opponents who were ar
rayed against him. That his brain
at last gave way and that he died
insane proves that physiology has
something to say to memory. Like
every other gift, memory must be
used with discretion, or else the frail
frame with which the mind is associ
ated may be shattered by overstrain
ing and what has been the best may
be corrupted into the worst. A won
derful geniu3 may degenerate into
WHOLE NO. 72.
For the Ladies.
Fkuit Pudding. One cup of
sugar, one egg, butter the size of an
egg, one cup of sour cream, one cup
of raisins, one teaspoonf ul of soda,
two cups of flour, nutmeg and cin
namon to taste ; serve with sauce.
French Stew. Cut up two
pounds of beef and add to it a pint
of sliced tomatoes ; put the meat in
a stew-pan and season it well with
pepper and salt and a little onion,
if liked ; then add the tomatoes and
an ounce of butter rolled in flour ;
cover it closely, and let it simmer
till the beef is tender.
Beefsteak Pie. Cut good steak
in pieces an inch and a-half. long,
beat well and season with salt, pepper
and rub over them a little flour;
put in a stew pan and cook gently;
prepare a crust as for a chicken pie
line your baking dish with it and
put in the steak with bits of butter
rolled in flour ; cover with the water
in which it wa3 stewed and place
on the top crust and bake. A quart
or a pint of oysters put in layers
with the beef adds to its richness.
Cream a la Foam. 1 quart of
cream, whites of 6 eeres, 1 cunful
sugar, 1 glassful currant jelly. Beat
the eggs and cream until stiff ; add
sugar. Serve upon saucer of swet
ened, flavored milk, and dot over
with bits of currant jelly. If cream
cannot be had m quantities, make as
follows: Beaten whites of 6 eggs,
add gradually G teaspoonsfuls pow
dered sugar and half a teaspoonful
orange water. Serve upon saucers
of cream and dot over with the jelly.
Fruit Merixgues. Fruit merin
gue are so delicious and so easily made
that it is strange they are not of tener
seen on our tables. Make a nice
puff paste"; line a pie plate with it
about a quarter an inch thick. Bake
the shell in the oven ; prick them if
they rise too much. Be very careful
in lining the pie-plate with paste to
have it fulled on, when it will not
shrink away in baking. When the
shells of the pastry are done fill
them with rich apple sauce, stewed
and sweetened well, and flavored with
lemon juice ; or fill them with pre
served peaches sliced., or canned
peacnes sliced ana sweetened; or
with quince marmalade, preserved
plumbs, or almost any preserve,
Cover each pie of ordinary size with
a thick meringue made by beating
the whites of two eggs to a stiff froth
and add two teaspoonsfuls cf pow
dered sugar and the juice of half a
lemon. Return the pie to the oven,
and if the heat is excessive keep the
door open. Cook tne meringue
slowly for twenty minutes.
The Story or a Home.
It is not often that a dealer in
horses gets caught, but a case in
point shows how a Rondont dealer
was brought up with a round turn,
A man named Goodwin, of Palen-
ville, came to this city to purchase a
horse. Entering a mart in Able
street, the following conversation
took place :
"I want to buy a horse." .
"Good. I have got just the kind
of animal that will suit you."
"Trot him out."
The horse was "trotted" out and
the man from Palenville instantly
recognized the beast. He had pur
chased it in Montreal, Canada, four
teen years ago. At that time the age
of the horse was given as six years,
He had owned it twelve years and
then sold it to a man who had it
two years, thus making its age twenty
years. While in Goodwin's possesion
the animal had acquired the habit
of chewing tobacco.
"There," said the dealer, "he's a
" How old is he ?" inquired Good
" Seven years. He is as sound as
a Spanish gold dollar, and can turn
a mile in less than three minutes."
"Are you sure the horse is only
seven year3 old ?"
"Certain sure. I know the man
that raised him."
"Give me a chew of tobacco, will
you ?" said Goodwin. Receiving it
he handed the tobacco to the dealer
with the remark : "Just see if that
horse will chew."
To the surprise of the horseman
the animal chewed the quid with
evident pleasure and whinnied for
" Do you know this horse ?" he
" Well, I ought to," raplied Good
win, "being as I owned him twelve
years. He was six years old when
I bought him, and another man had
him for two years."
"Come out and take a drink," said
the dealer. " That is the worst I
ever was sold in my life."
Who kills all
the dead letters?
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ODDS AND ENDS.
In Saxony there is one suicide to
every 8,446 people.
Virtue and a trade are the best
portions for a child.
The largest quill toothpick mill in
the world is near Paris.
The Catholic church in Australia"
has 800,000 communicants.
Mexico has nearly fourteen thou
sand miles of telegraph lines.
Kansas City houses are employing
young women as bill collectors.
A watch has 175 pieces. The
balance has 18,000 beats per hour.
The Roman Catholic population
of the United States is 8,157,676.
The Maine is the heaviest vessel
of the.new navy at present contracted .
The newest ring setting is a tiny
bust of a jockey with a diamond
It is estimated that there are 20,-
000 more women in Washington than
A large decrease of Chinese im
migration into British Columbia is
Yellow fever is still raging in Rio
Janeiro, Brazil, the deaths reaching
100 per day.
The whole number of members of
Baptist churches in the United
States is given as 2,297,794.
A Chicago paper referred to a
State Senator as Mr. thos. h. john
son, and he was sued for $75,000
The entire Ohio oil district is pro
ducing about 30,000 barrels daily,
on an average of 300 barrels to a 100
Last year 153,000,000 shad and
about 80,000,000 trout fry were dis
tributed over the country by the fish
Justice Miller, it is thought, will
soon retire, thus leaving the Presi
dent two vacancies on the Supreme
Bench to fill.
Women are not allowed in a mine
near Denver because an accident has
followed the entrence of every pet
The State of Georgia has been
awarded $35,555 for money advanced
the general government during the
According to the New York Times
there were 1,269,945 strangers visit
ing that city during the recent
While cleaning a revolver, John
Whiteman, living near Rockport,
Ind., was" killed. He had been mar
ried the night before.
Clinton, la., has the largest saw
mill in the west. Its capacity is
45,000 feet per hour. Eight hun
dred men are employed.
Sara Earnhardt, who has always
smoked cigarettes, has now taken to
mild cigars. She remains, as usual,
fond of newspaper puffs.
The Salvation Army has aban
doned Berlin, the officers in 'charge
having discovered that the city "is
not yet ripe for salvation."
The must beautiful woman at the
centennial ball, according to the New
York Sun, was a Southern girl, Miss
Belle Green, of Savannah, Ga.
It has been calculated that not
less than 20,000,000 of meteors, each
large enough to be visible as a "shoot
ing star,", enter our atmosphere daily.
The watch industry of Geneva,
Switzerland makes $16,000,000 worth
annually. Sight-seers pay three
fourths of the steamer and railway
" Papa, where's Atoms ?" "Atoms ?
I don't know, my boy. You mean
Athens, probably." "No, I mean
Atoms the place where everything
is blown to."
An English firm has been using
petroleum for fuel in a torpedo boat
and getting a speed of twenty one
knots. The oil is carried in the ves
sel's double bottom.
The total Indian population of
the United States in 1886 was 247,
761, and' the Indians hal. 212,460
square miles reserved for their use.
This is nearlp a square mile of land
to every Indian.
There are 7,000,000 negroes in
the United States. In the South
there are 16,000 colored Bchool
teachers. They have colleges, uni
versities and seminaries, and are
worth $2,000,000 in property.
Did you ever figure up how many
miles your faithful old Dobbin has
traveled? An eastern Maine man
has done it and finds that in the
thirteen years he has driven his hoiso
ehe has gone 50,060 miles by the re
cord. In ten years a pair of eastern
Maine stage horsea haT9 trayiM