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i II Nye claims to have copied the
following from the tombstone of a
railway employe interred in Holly
wood cemetery, Richmond, Va.:
Until the brakes are turned on time,
Life's throttle-valve shut down,
II. works to pilot in the crew
That wears the martyr's crown.
On schedule time, and upper grade,
Along the homeward section,
Ho lauds his train at God's round
house Th morn of lesr.i i eclion.
Ill; time all full ; no ww decked ;
His name on God's pay roll;
And transportation thro' to heaven,
A fieu pass to his soul.
Philadelphia Times.
The writer of the following was
mail agent on the North Carolina
railroad from 185G to 1864, and on
several occasions came near having
his train landed at God's round
house, as he was in two collisions and
side-tracked in the ditches several
times. He has now reached and
passed the top of the grade, the
meridian of life, but, unlike the pas
sengers 60 metaphorically described
in the fourteenth verse, has put on
the brakes and is nearing the river
that divides Time from Eternity.
Dill Nye, being a ladies' man, and
partial to widows, saw a young wid
ow come into the cemetery, carrying
a basket cf flowers, which she placed
cn a newly-made grave, thus draw
ing his attention away from the
tombstone, he failed to copy the
remainder of the inscription, which
reads a follows :
His road was lor g, the night was
His headlight trimm'd and buru'g;
His eyes were on the track ; the
Fell thick, for he was runu'g.
His road was straight, and up the
He made his drivers spin ;
For he was on the standard gauge,
No narrow gauge for him.
His engine new, a good link motion,
His drivers six feet ten ;
As he was striving for promotion
He left this world of sin.
His boiler bteel,wasbumish'd bright
An I bound with golden bands ;
The sills all sound, the track all
lie had no use for sand.
Xo burnt flues in his machine ;
Three gauges full of water;
His safety valve was bright and clean
Xo hot box to bother-
His pistons worked just like a charm.
Eccentrics did their duty ;
His pilot strong, he feared no harm,
His cab a perfect beauty.
His fire-box was filled with coal,
His damper was wide open ;
86 the steam-gauge told,
No bolts were loose or broken.
His dome was large and full of sttam;
And nicely cover'd with brass ;
His engine was a perfect sheen,
Xo other train could pass.
His road was smooth, with stone
His track was nil in line ;
Xo trestle, bridge, or switch to pass,
He made his schedule time.
His schedule time was lightning
His train was nice and trim j
His run was long, he took no heed
To creed, dogma or whim.
His engine's name was Bkotheriiood;
His coaches Charity,
Love, Peace, Mercy, Kindness, Do
Justice, Humanity.
Track all steel rail and nickle plate,
Each coach was lined with gold ;
Reclining seats, improved of late,
Beautiful, I am told.
Conductor none, to pull bell cord
Or put us off the train ;
Xo baggage Fmsher on his road
To make us think profane.
Xo politicians on his train
They've gone thj other road !
Where grades are steep, no need for
"Where brakes can do no good.
On his train no pref'rence is made
All first, no second-class
The passage fares were all prepaid,
Each preacher had his pass.
Though many single tracks there are,
Both broad and narrow-gauge,
"With money as the Bethlehem star,
Sam Jones, Spurgeon, Talmage-
Their engines, though, are lighter
Their coal is ju&t as black ;
Their tenders are more apt to tilt
And throw them off the track.
"When he pull'd into God's round
And cool'd his engine down,
"Was heard to say, when Peter asked,
''Where can Jay Gould be found ?"
" Where can Jay Gould be found ?"
His mind
Was in a tranquil ixood ;
" Where ?'' he said, in accents most
Concord, X. C.
Of the fifty or more ambitious
writers who have attempted to fill
Josh Billings' shoes no one has suc
ceeded in drawing attention.
NO. 23.
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Ancrrioles of OI! Tennessee.
Xew York Herald.
On the records of the court of
Sumner county, Tenn., for the year
179-j there is this entry:
"The court thanks Andrew Jack
son for his brave conduct."
There is no information concerning
what Mr. Jackson did to deserve
thanks in this form, at least at the
court in question. "Old Joe Guild,"
a prominent lawyer and State char
acter, who died a few years ago,
removed from that county to Nash
ville. lie used to relate that when
he grew up and became a Jackson
man there were still magistrates
living of the 1795 period. Of them
he inquired concerning this entry.
It seems that the county court had
the trial of mistlemcauors. A gang
of bullies defied the court, juries,
and sheriff, and persisted in terrify
ing the surrounding country. They
were indicted by the grand jury but
came into cum and declared that
they would not he tried, that it was
against the laws of nature which
governed the conduct of gentlemen
and protected them from such un
dignified prosecution. By the next
term of court Jack -on had been
chosen district attorney. On his
arrival he hitched his horse, carried
his saddle bags into court and placed
them besides him while he perused
the docket. . The first thing he did,
to the amazement of every one, Mas
to call the cases of the bullies. The
entire gang came into court and
declined to be tried, repeating their
accustomed argument. Mr. Jackson
remonstrated and assured them that
there was no way to avoid a trial ;
that the law must be obeyed, no
matter whom it hurt, that it was no
respecter of persons. The bullies
became boisterous and threatening.
Instantly Jackson pulled his pistols
from his saddle-bags and a free fight
began in the court room. The leader
ship of the young lawyer inspired
the people present who were in favor
of the enforcement of the law, and
they joined with Jackson, whipped
the entire crowd of bullies, took
them into court, where they were
tried, convicted and sentenced to the
full penalty prescribed by statute.
That was the last of the bullies, and
the occasion of the unexplained entry
on the records of the court of Sum
ner county for 1795.
Sumel B. Morgan, who built the
State capitol of Tennessee, died some
ten years ago. He had in his
possession a merchant's books of
accounts. In these were the pur
chases of Andrew Jackson for five
years after 1790. An examination
of the books shows that the only
purchases made by Old Hickory of
this merchant were powder, lead and
Mr. Morgan used to relate that he
once witnessed a cock fight shortly
after the battle of New Orleans.
Jackson was present, sitting on his
horse, while some fellow down in
the pit awkwardly tried to heel the
chicken. Jackson became first un
easy, then mad. He leaped fr,m
his horse into the pit, brushed the
fellow aside and heeled the chicken
after the most approved fashion.
Then he returned to the saddle and
witnessed the fight.
Jackson was originally a back
woods specimen of the rawest type,
but he at once evolved into perhaps
the grandest man that ever lived,
having i.o equal in the ballroom, no
peer in his politeness, courtesy and
admiration from women. The same
is largely true of the Tenuesseean of
to-day. Take him from the farm,
array him in fashionable clothes, put
him in the ballroom or in society
and his thoroughbred blood instantly
manifests jtself, exhibiting in him
only the refined man of the world.
Jackson's letters which remain are
in many respects more interesting
than Washington's. They exhibit a
man absolutely devoted to his family,
from whom not the smallest thing
concerning them escaped and whose
every interest was his. No man ever
wrote in the samo spirit, and his
social letters are models from which
Chesterfield night have learned much
in politeness. Nothing escaped him.
To show how the men of his time
worshipped him the incident related
by Willoughby Williams, " Old Man
Willoughby," of years ago, will
suffice. When Lafayette visited Jack
son in 1825 he rode in a carriage
with General Hall while Jackson
was on horseback. Great a man as
Lafayette was, the people all looked
at Jackson and confined their expres
sions of admiration to him.
The duel between Jackson and Se
vier seems to have escaped history
and biography. Sevier was Jackson's
equal as a soldier, and during his
Indian fights of over a quarter of a
century he never lost a battle, because
he always charged into the natives
when in a body, and the Indian
could only fight with a tree in front
of him. In 179G Sevier was the
first Governor of Tennessee, and for
twelve years. During this first term
Jackson was jjn the Supreme Bench
of the State. The two men had a
difficulty about a military election,
both being candidates. On the day
when Jackson arrived at Knoxville
to hold court Sevier came also,
mounted a block in the square and
denounced Jackson in unmeasured
terms, calling him all the names in
the early vocabulary. There could
be but one result, and that evening
Jackson challenged him. Sevier
accepted, and then came a question as
to where the fight should take place.
Jackson wanted to fight on the
Cherokee reservation and Sevier in
Virginia. As a result letters passed
between them in which the word
coward had the most frequent use.
Finally, Jackson started for Virginia
and notified Sevier. He reached
Virginia first and remained several
days awaiting the arrival of his oppo
nent. Sevier not appearing he start
ed for home, meeting his rival on the
way. They met in the road, exchang
ing several shots, neither one being
hurt, when friends interfered. They
never forgave each other, and there
is still a tradition that this was the
most disgraceful episode in the
history of the State.
Henry Clay once invaded the blue
grass region of Tennessee to make a
speech. When he arrived at his
destination a tough looking specimen,
evidently in the last stages of whis
keyism, stepped from the throng,
slapped the great orator on the back
and said in Southern vernacular :
"Howdy, Mr.Clay!"
The great man shook his head and
replied, " Be kind enough to turn
your head that I may see your pro
file," The man averted his face while
the flickering torchlights enabled
the observer to study him closely for
several seconds.
" Twenty years ago," said Mr. Clay,
" vou had not begun to grow that
long beard and were smooth faced
"That's right."
You were not then a cyclops, but
had two whole eyes eh ?"
" That's rights I reckon."
"Ah! Then you sat on a jury
before which I plead a case, and your
name is . Am I not right ?"
" I reckon you are, suah."
" Yes, yes ; I remember you per
fectly, and," continued Mr. Clay,
"you had one other characteristic,
which I now recall you were then
a gentleman."
Capture anl F.xeention of I.ient.Wtklsh
Raleigh Call.
The erection of a monument to
the memory of Lieutenant Walsh,
the brave and dashing young Texan
who fired on Kilpatrick's cavalry,
recalls the memory of that young
soldier and makes the true facts of
the occurrence interesting. A gen
tleman who was an eye-witness to
the capture and execution of Lieut.
Walsh gives the Call the following :
"After firing at the head column
of Sherman's army on Fayetteville
street he rode rapidly out West Mor
gan street hotly pursued by two
Federal cavalrymen. In turning the
corner of Morgan and West streets
his saddle turned and he was thrown
to the ground. Before he could re
mount his horse the Federals rode
up and captured him. He was taken
to Kilpatrick, who ordered him to be
taken out and hanged. He was hanged
to a hickory tree on the southeast cor
ner of the grove at the corner
of Lane and East streets. The
tree has long since been cut down
He was left hanging to the tree. The
late Mr. Lovejoy had the body taken
down and buried a short distrace
from where he was hanged, in what
was then known as Jones' field. As
will be remembered by many, when
Sherman's army was is Raleigh,sol
diers were sent to protect property.
A soldier was sent to the residence of
Mr. Eldridge Smith for this purpose.
He showed Miss Charlotte Smith a
ring aud said it was the one taken
from the soldier who was hanged.
She asked for the ring and he gave it
tc her. She found the name and ad
dress of Lieutenant Walsh engraved
in it. She opened a correspondence
with his people and informed them
of his death. The remains of Lieut.
WTalsh were reinterred in the Con
federate Cemetery. His last resting
place was cared for several years by
the fair and patriotic Miss Nannie
Lovejoy, until her removal from this
city." jt
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Bee Cult are.
By all means use the movable
frame hive. I use the Simplicity hivei
I am not aware that there is much
superiority of any one over the others
of the movable frame hives. A good
plan is to choose a hive easily made
aud not expensive, and once adopt
it, stick to it. Avoid complications
and professed worm traps, &c. It
pays to use good lumber to make the
hives of and to paint the hives; a
light color is preferable.
Artificial swarming is preferred by
some to natural swarming, mere
are several ways to swarm artificially.
The one I practice is as follows : I
get a hive ready to be occupied. I
go to a hive of bees, smoke them well,
Mr. ought not to smoke. Eds. lift
out two of the frames that have brood
and some honey, brush off the bee3,
aud place in my unoccupied hive,
taking two of the empty frames from
it and putting them in place of full
one3 just removed from the colony.
I then close up the colony and go to
another, doing the same way till I
have my hive about full. Then I take
one of my most thrifty colonies and
remove it to some other part of the
apiary and place the unoccupied hive
in its place. Now all this should be
done when the bees are busy gather
ing Honey. On returning they will
go in at the same place they left.
Enough will have been out and,
unaware of the change made, to at
once take charge. It is well to select
one frame, at least, with a queen cell
in it for this hive. It will enable
them to get a queen earlier. Ordina
rily they will have a queen in two
weeks. If the bees are doing well
they will fill up those empty frames
in a few days, and you can make
swarms again, and so increase your
stock to what you desire or to what
they will bear. These new swarms
being weak and queenless, are ex
posed to robbers. See this treated
further on.
Natural swarming has its advan
tages and its disadvantages also
iney uiviue more evenly ana are
therefore less liable to be robbed;
besides, when a swarm issues there is
a queen about ready to issue from
her cell, and will, in a few days, be
fertilized by the drone, and will,
therefore, soon be ready for " busi
ness." On the other hand they are
sometimes capricious, and on account
of a little cool or rainy weather, &c,
they abandon awarming till a week
or two later. So frequently, too,
they refuse to settle, but go off, and
you are the loser of just so many
bees. It is well enough for any one
but the closest observer to allow bees
to begin natural swarming before
attempting the artificial method.
They must be ready.
I offer a few suggestions to those
who prefer natural swarming and
have not a better way than I have.
Have your apiary away from tall
trees. Fruit trees are good. In the
swarming season be on the lookout
in nice weather from nine or ten to
three o'clock. If a swarm issues,
watch it ; if it shows a disposition
to wander away get in front and
throw fine dirt or sand into it. (Wa
ter would be preferable if you had a
fountain pump.) This will generally
accomplish the end. A rattling noise
is "no good." Wheu you have them
settled get your hive ready at once,
having it clean and pure as you can.
Place it as near as you can, if the
swarm is not out of reach. Smoke
a colony well and take out a frame
of brood, (replacing it with an
empty frame,) and place it into your
hive. Now a common tin dipper is
a good thing to gently dip off from
the lower point of the swarm, and,
raising the hive, pour out the bees on
the floor. Their peculiar humming
seems to say in bee language : " We
have found a home a nice home
and here are lots of little .baby bees
nearly ready to be born. We won't
leave them, but will cluster around
them and take care of them. Here,
too, in the upper edge, is some
honey, so if it turns cold or rainy we
won't suffer. Go tell the rest to
come into our snug home." Mean
while you stand and dip till you
can't dip any more, then shake or
brush off the rest. Now, if you are
in a hurry, get water and sprinkle
them. They will lose no time in
going to work.
Should your swarm get far off or
high in a tree take a basket or box,
smear it with sweetened water, hold
it under the swarm and gently sweep
them in. Spread a cloth over, and
let them down by a rope and carry
them to the hive and pour them in.
The (sweetened water will entertain
them while you are "getting there."
Just as the " money gods " of to
day, with the laws favoring them
selves, are coming into our homes
with their tariff protection and sap
ping us of the sweets of honest toil
and hoarding them up to themselves,
leaving in their wake poverty, strug
gling, ruin and despondency, so a
strong colony sometimes attacks a
less vigorous one and carries out
every vestige of honey. Now this is
done generally when the honey har
vest is not abundant. It produces a
tremendous excitement in the apiary.
All seem to want a grab. The
noise is much like swarming. They
dash from side to side in front of the
hive and force their way in unless
they have attacked a colony strong
enonghto "hold the fort." They
sometimes weaken each other very
much. When robbing is going on
go to the rescue. Close the entrance
to a very small space and spread a
cloth or old carpet over it making a
change in the appearance and mak
ing it difficult to force an entrance.
Ordinarily when a queen is lost
the colony sets about to make a
queen cell over an egg and will soon
have a queen, but sometimes from
some mishap they fail to get the
queen in time and the eggs in the cell
are too far developed to utilize and
it is impossible for them to produce a
queen. In that case help them to a
frame or two from another colony
with eggs from which they may rear
a queen. If she is not too late to
meet the droue she will be apt to re
store the colony to vigor soon.
In manipulating bees have a bel
lows smoker unless you have the
weakness to use a pipe or a cigar, or
the folly to smoke cigarettes. A
well smoked bee will submit without
a fight. I use a veil and sometimes
gloves, however, for one coming in
fresh from " field and flower " does
not always take kindly to the situa
tion and is apt to proceed to the work
of making the two sides of your face
look like they belonged to different
" Call again, gentlemen."
John D. Barrier.
A Good Joke.
Orphan's Friend.l
The Durham Sun of 8th inst.
gets off a good thing on the Super
intendent, and the worst of it is,
that, unlike the generality of news
paper stories, it is true. It says :
" Dr. B. F. Dixon, Superinten
dent of the Oxford Orphans' Home,
is the father of twins two little
boys about ten years of age, Ben
and Wright, respectively. They are
so much alike that they sometimes
confuse their own father. On Friday
last the Doctor, in company with
Wright, was in conversation with a
Durham excursionist and he was
telling the latter of their likeness to
each other. Finally, to demonstrate
the matter, the Dr. remarked to
W right : " Ben, where is Wright ?'
"Here I am, pa," replied Wright,
standing by his side. Ben was the
absent one. We do not suppose
there iS just such another case in
the state, where twins are so much a
like you cannot tell one from the
other or which is which."
The boys are a3 much alike as two
peas, yet to those who are thrown
constantly with them they are easily
distinguished. Several of the teach
ers who have been at the Asylum for
years cannot tell them apart, but it
is right rough on a father not to be
able to tell his own children.
In All Fonr Ways.
" Could I get a little information
from you ?" asked a farmer-looking
man at the Third street depot of
Officer Button the other day.
" Yes, sir."
" Well, I want to know how these
confidence men work."
" In various ways. Sometimes they
borrow money and give a worthless
check on a bank."
" They do, eh ?" gasped the man
with a sudden start.
" Yes, and again they borrow mo
ney ,nd turn over a check to a trunk.
When you go to look for the trunk
it is not to be found."
" By George !" muttered the man.
"Then again they'll sell you a
bogus bond or borrow money on it.''
" Snakes alive!"
"And they sometimes hire the
victim to boss a mill or factory some
where, and then borrow money to
pay a freight bill."
"Four different ways!" shouted
the man as he jumped clear of the
" Yes."
"And I'll be hanged if I haven't
been taken in on every one of them
in a ride of a hundred miles ! Say,
come down and show me the river
the deepest spot in the river the
place where I can drop in and no
body can fish up my dough-headed
cadaver I"
J. P. Richardson.
Governor J. P. Richardson, of
South Carolina, is a physically well
built and powerful man. He is now
serving his second term in the exec
utive mansion, and has made an ideal
governor, who watches with great
care over the interests of the State
the government of which has been
confided to him. We hope that South
Carolina may long have the benefit
of his disinterested services.
Confederate Veterans.
Durham, N. C, June 1, 1889.
To the Press of North Carolina:
G entlemen The call of the Con
federate Veterans' Association has
not been as extensively published as
it is important it should be, and I
therefore respectfully ask that if you
have not already done so yon will
please give it insertion iu each of
your papers, and also call attention
to it editorially. Please help us,
gentlemen, in this patriotic work.
Very respectfully,
J. S. Carr.
Pursuant to a resolution adopted
by the North Carolina Confederate
Veterans Association, I hereby call
upon the Confederate veterans in
each and every county in the State
of North Carolina to assemble at
their respective court houses, on
Thursday, the 4th day of July, 1889,
to form a Confederate Veterans' As
sociation, under the plan of organi
zation heretofore adopted and pub
lished by this Association.
In counties where such associa
tions have been already formed, I
call on them to meet on said day.
It is earnestly requested that all
County Associations formed and to
be formed shall immediately trans
mit the proceedings at said July
meetings to W. C. Stronach, Secretary
of the Association, at Raleigh, N. C,
said procetdings to distinctly set
forth the name and postoffice address
of the president and secretary and
the names of the executive commit
tee thereof.
It is most earnestly recommended
and requested as of the utmost im
portance that at the said July meet
ing there shall be recommended for
appointment by their association the
names of two patriotic ladies for
each township in each county, who
shall be especially commissioned to
aid in the glorious work of establish
ing a soldiers' home for the old and
broken veterans of North Carolina.
Let it be understood that this asso
ciation i3 determined that a soldiers'
home shall be built
J. S. Carr,
Don't Mention the Briers.
It is not only a wise and happy
thing to make the best ,of life, and
always look ou the bright side, for
one's own sake, but it is a blessing to
others. Eancy a man forever telling
his family how much they cost him !
A little sermon on this subject was
unconsciously preached by a child
one day last fall.
A man met a little fellow on the
road carrying a basket of blackberries
and said to him : " Sammy, where did
you get such nice berries ?"
" Over there, sir, in the briers."
"Wron't your mother be glad to see
you come home with a basketful of
such nice, ripe fruit ?"
" Yes, sir," said Sammy, " she al
ways seems mighty glad when I hold
up the berries, and I don't tell her
nothing about the briers in my feet."
The man rode on, resolving that
henceforth he would hold up the
berries and say nothing about the
"I once had a dog that was so
clever that he could easily distinguish
rogues from honest people, but I had
to give him away, for one day he
bit me."
There are thirteen different ways
of making strawberry short-cake,
and which ever way you try yon will
wish you had decided to have straw
berries and cream.
A Trne Xobleman.
Inland Printer.
On Christmas, 1888, George W.
Childs, of the Philadelphia Ledger,
crowned his many acts of generosity
by distributing the pricely sum of
$40,000 among the various employees
of his establishment The Washing
ton correspondent of the Chicago
Tribune thus refers to an episode con
nected therewith :
One of these imployees, an assist-
tant editor,found in his pay envelope,
besides his usual salary, a crisp, new
$500 note. This man was amazed.
It was a great temptation to put that
$500 bill in his pocket for he was a
poor man with a large family on his
hands. But he thought the cashier
had made a mistake, and with a face
pale and resolute he fought off the
tempter and presented himsef at the
cashier's window, the pretty new bill
in his hand.
" A mistake has been made ; this
bill does not belong to me," he said.
"You had better go see Mr. Childs,"
responded the cashier.
So into the private office of Mr.
Childs walked the assistant editor.
"This is all right" said Mr. Childs,
"merely a little Christmas gift, you
know. After you have been here
longer you will understand it bet
ter." "But, Mr. Childs," gasped the
editor, "I've worked for you only six
weeks, and this is a greater sum of
money than I ever owned in my life.
I can't take it. My service is not
sufficient to make it right that I
should take it"
"You're a member of our family,"
said Mr. Childs, " and the time you
have been here does not make any
difference. Just jou take that bill
and get out on Chestnut street and
buy some Christmas presents with it
as quick as you know how."
Wealth in the hands of such a man
is truly a blessing, and certainly no
one but a misanthrope can grudge
him its employment. His name will
be honored by future generations,
and his life pointed to as an example
worthy of emulation, while the
"marble shafts" to the memories of
those who amassed fortunes only for
selfish aims will serve as reminders
that they cover the remains of men
as bloodless as the monuments which
bear their names.
Foundations of Fortunes.
Senator Farwell began life as a
Cornelius Vanderbilt began life as
a farmer.
Wanamaker's first salary was $1.25
a week.
A. T. Stewart made his first start
as a school teacher.
Jim Keene drove a milk wagon in
a California town.
Cyrus Field began life as a clerk in
a New England store.
Pulitzer once acted as stoker on a
Mississippi steamboat.
" Lucky" Baldwin worked on his
father's farm in Indiana.
Dave Swinton sold sugar over an
Ohio counter at $1 a week.
Moses Taylor clerked in Water
street, New York, at $2 a week.
George W.Childs was an errand boy
for a bookseller at $4 a month.
P.T. Barnum earned a salary as bar
tender at Niblo's theater, New York.
Jay Gould canvassed Delaware
county, N. Y., selling maps at $1.50
C. P. Huntington sold butter and
eggs for what he could get a pound
and dozen.
Andrew Carnegie did his first work
in a Pittsburg telegraph office at $3
a week.
Adam Forepaugh was a butcher
in Philadelphia when he decided to
go into the show business.
Senator Joe Brown made his first
money by sowing his neighbors' fields.
Harrison's Pedigree.
Fulton, Ky. It is said that Pres
ident Harrison goes back to Pocahon
tas. How is this? C. II. I.
Answer. John Rolfe married Po
cahontas; their son Thomas married
Jane Scythress; their daughter Jaue
married Col. Robert Boiling; their
son John married Mary Kennon;
their daughter Jane married Col.
Richard Randolph; their son Rich
ard married Mary Meade; their
daughter Susannah married Benja
min Harrison; their son Benjamin
signed the Declaration of Indepen
dence, and had a son William Hen
ry Harrison, who became President;
his son, John Scott, was the father
of President Benjamin Harrison.
A gipsy woman laid her curse on
an Indiana farmer who refused her
a night's lodging, and within two
weeks an uncle of his died and left
him $35,000 in hard cash. He says
he'd like some more of the hoodoo
job "woirik:
Wedding rings were used by the
Women will in future be admitted
to the Kentucky State University.
There i3 not much milk of human
kindness in the pale of civilzation.
Nearly one-fifth of the professors
in the universities of Germany are
Because a man lacks polish, by no
means does it follow that he isn't
To persevere is one's duty, and to
be silent is the best answer to ca
There are explosives which have
seventy times more power than gun
powder. The first song sung by Jenny
Linn in America was "Hail Co
lumbia." A Cape Cod fisherman calls his
boat The Kiss, because it is nothing
but a smacV.
On June 1st quite a distinct earth
quake shock was experienced in some
portions of Texas.
Single women and widows in Eng
land have voted on municipal ques
tions for twenty years.
Lime burners are free from con
sumption, on account it is suggested,
of breathing dry, hot air.
Never enter a ick room in a state
of perspiration, as the minute you
become cold your pores absorb.
Miss Alice Longfellow, daughter
of the poet, is . a member of the
School Board of Cambridge, Mass.
The Italians may be a light-hearted
enough people in their country, but
here it is common to find them in the
Rider Haggard says that a faith
ful canine companion is the best
thing that a man can have for a long
Experiments made for the Erench
Minister of Agriculture indicate that
sugar is a better presei vative of meat
than salt.
The Shah of Persia is on his way,
with a retinue of sixty-five persons,
to visit the various crowned heads
of Europe.
T. Burwell Green, of Washington,
Ga,, has a biscuit that was baked at
Manassas Junction in 1861. It is a
little stale.
It is one of the paradoxes of life
that the more a wife keeps her hus
band in hot water the colder he
grows toward her.
The Boston Herald humorously
remarks that the defeat of Prohibi
tion in Connecticut looks like a case
of Pro. and Conn.
An authority on the subject says
it is safe to say requirements will
call for 150,000,000 to 200,000,000
railroad ties this year. .
Twenty-three per cent of the
white girls of Alabama who are
over 15 years old aud under 21
can't write their names.
It is estimated that Americans
will spend 40,000,000 in Europe
this season, of which probably $2,
000,000 will go for tips.
All men are brave when out of
danger, but, unfortunately, plenty
of them are dishonest when far re
moved from temptation.
The fleece of ten goats and the
work of several men for half a year
are required to make a cashmere
shawl a yard and a half square.
The New York Herald states on
the authority of a man who says he
has tried it, that a rattlesnake's heart
swallowed will cure consumption.
The Queen of England seldom
drinks more than one small glass of
wine at dinner, and afterwards takes
a few drops of good Scotch whiskey.
The University of Ediqburg,
which has risen to great fame, is
among the earliest institutions of its
kind in the world, being founded in
The idea that fish food was brain
food had a run of ten year3 before
any one asked why Esquimaux, who
eat the most fish, had no mental
It is said that the word canopy
comes from the konop, a gnat or
mosquito, and that the first canopied
were nothing more nor less than
curtains to shutout those troublesome
A remarkable story of canine in
telligence come3 from Orrvllle, Ga.
A dog in that village has been trained
to play the piano, and can drum
out any one of a half a dozen tunes
with his right paw.
The average life expectancy in
the United States is now fifty-five
years and the death rate is the lowest
in the world, notwithstanding the
fact that there is one physician to
eyery 600 inhabitants.
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