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WrE DO ALL KINDS OF
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coVnNS MORK HEADING
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1,V II. SVTi'oN M-.lOLLi-E.
Wimls o:i a!" points of the corn-
p.? 1 i ubbe whistling tunes.
M; I. ii.e dnoco of a rouipps,
Mv.anui' in sorrowful ruues.
Hound the globe whistling: tunes,
Shrieking ami shot tins in glee,
Mo:min-? in sorrowful rones,
Chasing the frail barques that flee.
Shrieking and shouting in glee
"heu storm kiug rides forth on
your wings ;
(.'i; si sing the frail barques that flee
Like living and terrified things.
VIum storm-king rides forth on your
How the masts quiver and groan
:i!.t- living and terrined things
hit o'er the seaaud alone.
, w the masts quiver and groan !
L.u :;li yo loud at their affright !
Oi i o"or i-Ue Ken and aloue
speed on in maddened delight.
"... :?1i ye loud at their affright,
lushing to fresh scenes and new;
red on in maddened delight:
Oh. all the harm ye can do!
Rushing to fresh scenes and new,
ilurricane, simoom, and what
'Oh, all the harm yo can do)
Cold winds or African hot!
Hurricane, simooir, and whfi;
Cyclone, and monsoon and gale;
('old winds, or African hot
Winds, to suit every sail.
Cyclone, and monsoon, and gale;
(Here by the fire it is sous!,
"Winds to suit every sail,
Down to the fisherman's lug.
Here by the five it is snus,
(So winds blow as much as you
jiovi ii at the fisherman's lug
All sorts and conditions of breeze.
So v. iruls blew as much as you please,
Making the deuce of a rumpus;
Ah sorts and conditions of breeze,
Winds from all points cf the com
pass. It may be well to say that the
j.aiitoiim is one of the foreign forms
if vcT.-e recently brought before the
reading public. On examination it
wili be found to be constructed upon
the rigid rule that the second and
fourth lines of one verse form the
lbstand third lints of the succeed
in j one. This may be coutinued to
any leir:ib, but the last ve:-se in ad
dition to the following preceding
rule imtii also b'L'm its second and
fourth by recurring to the first
and third of the openiug verse in
reverse 'i!er. It need scarcely be
said 1h:;f. these niies make it asome-
wlr't f jii ;fc form, and i's success
ivhIs upon the manner
i Unrepealed lines "are in-
: ':u need without alidation.
;.tv. ;u:lon Klerted Cirurritl off the
I iii('l Coiil'vileraieit.
The Coufederate veterans have
organized themselves into a grand
army. The meeting was held in
New Orleans, June 10th. On that
day the organisation was completed
by the adoption of a constitution
and the election of Gov. John B.
:ordon as commanding general. So
the general will command in peace
the soldiers he led in war.
The organization is named the
'United Confederate Veterans," and
th let tors U. C. T." will soon be
;; fauiiiiur as household words.
'ov. G irdoii received this morning
i notice of his election as
gv'.vral, and a copy of the constitu
tion. The objects and purposes of
the order are stated to be strictly
social, literary, historical and benev
olent. It will endeavor to unite in a
general federation all associations
of Confederate veterans, soldiers and
sailors now in existence, or may
hereafter be formed ; to gather au
t hemic dates for an impartial history
of the war between the States; to
pi ser- relics or mementoes of the
saiue ; to cherish the ties of friend
ship that should exist among men
who have- shared common danger,
;, unoii sufferings and privations;
t tare for the disabled, and extend
a helping hand to the needy; to
pro ied thewidow and the orphan;
and to make and preserve a record
of the services of every member, and,
as far as possible, those of our com
rades who have preceded us in eter
nity. The oflicers are to be a general, a
lieutenant-general, an adjntaut-gen-i
nil, a fjaarterniaster-geueral, a com-missury-gcneral,
a judge advocate
ei:eral,a surgeon-general, a chaplain,
aud such aides as the general com
liiunding may appoint.
General Gordon will appoint his
The next meeting will be held at
Chattanooga at a time set by General
Gordon. The general says that he
fchall select July 4th, 1800.
A t a: sat on the old fence, his com
rades all had fled,
And as a natural consequence things
flew about his head:
1'O' t jacks, bottles, stools and bricks,
the neighbors wild did fire,
But he his chops did calmly lick and
loudly yell "Ma-ri-a I"
YOL. II. NO. 5.
Jim Wolfo nnl the Tom Crtt.
UY MARK TWAIN.
I knew by the sympathetic glow
on his bald head I knew by the
thoughtful look upon his face I
knew by the emotional flush upon
the strawberry on the end of the old
free liver's nose, that Simon "Wheel
er's memory was busy with the olden
time. And so I prepared to leave,
because all these were symptoms of
a reminiscence but I was too slow ;
he got the start of me. As nearly
as I can recollect, the infliction was
couched jn the following language :
"We was all boys then, and didn't
care for nothing only how to shirk
school and keep up a rev; Yin' shite
of devilmejit all the time. . This
yar Jim Wolfe I was talking about
wns the 'prentice, and he was the
best hearted fellow, he was, and the
most forgiviu' and onselGsh I i ver
see well, there couldn't be a more
bullier boy than what he was, take
him how you would, and sorry
enough I was when I see him for the
" Me and Henry was always plas
tering hoss bills on his back, and
putting bumble bees in his bed, and
so on, and sometimes we'd crowd in
and bunk with him, notwithstand
ing his growling, and then we'd let
on to get mad and fight acrost him,
so as to keep him stirred up like.
We was nineteen, we was, aud long,
and lank, and bashful, and he was
fifteen or sixteen, and tolerable lazy
" So, that night, you know, that
my sister Mary gave the candy pul
lin', they started off to bed early, so
as tlie company could have full
swing, and we rung in on Jim to
have some fun.
" Our winder looked out onto the
roof of the ell and abont ten o'clock
a couple of old tomcats got to rair
in' around on it and carryin' on like
sin. There was four inches of snow
on the roof, anil it frozrf so that
there was a right smart crust of iee
on it, aud the moon' was shining
bright, and we could see them cats
like daylight First they'd stand
off and esyow yow-yow, just the
same as if they was cussiu' one an
other, you know, and bow up their
backs and bush up their tails, and
swell round and spit, and then all of
a sudden the gray cat he'd snatch a
handful of fur off the yaller cat's
ham, and spin him aiound like a
button on a barn door. Uut the yal
ler cat was game, and he'd come and
clinch, and they'd gauge, and bite,
and growl, and the way they'd make
the fur lly was powerful.
" Well, Jim he got disgusted with
the row and 'lowed he'd climb out
there and shake 'em off'n the roof.
He hadn't reely no notion of doin'
it, likely, but we everlastingly dog
ged him and bully-ragged him, and
Towed he'd always bragged how he
wouldn't take a dare, and so on, till
bimeby he Listed up the winder, and
lo! behold you, he went went ex
actly as he was nothin' on but a
shirt, and it was short. You ought
to seen him creepiu' over that ice
aud diggin' his toe nails and his fin
ger nails in for to keep him from
slippin'; and. 'hove all, you ought to
seen that shirt a flappin in the wind,
and them long ridiklous shanks of
his'n a glisteuin' in the moonlight.
' Them comp'ny folks was down
there under the eaves, the whole
squad of 'em under that ornery shed
of dead Wash'ton Bower vines all
settin', round about two dozen sas
ser3 f hot candy which they'd sot
in the snow to cool. And they were
laughin' and talkin' likely; but
bless you, they didn't know nothin'
'bout the panorama that was goin'
on over their heads. Well, Jim, he
went a sneakin' up onbeknowns to
them tomcats they was a swishin'
their tails, and yow-yowin' and
threatenin' to clinch, you know, and
not payin' any attention he went a
sneakiu' aud a sneakin' right up to
the cohib of the roof, till he was 'in
a foot and a half of 'em, and then
all of a sudden he made a grab for
the yaller cat! Hut by gosh! he
missed lire and slipped his holt, and
his heels flew up, and he flopped on
his back and shot off'n that roof
like a dart! weut a smashin' aud a
crashin' down thro' them old rusty
vines, and landed right in the dead
center of all them comp'ny people!
sot down like a yearthquake in
them two dozen sassers of red hot
candy, and let off a howl that was
hark from the tomb ! Them girls
well, they left you know. They see
he warn't dressed for comp'ny, and
bo they left All done in a second ;
it war just one little warwhoop and
a whish! of their dress, and blame
the wench of 'em was in eight any
'Jim, he was in sight. He was
gormed with the biliu' hot molasses
candy clean down to his heels, and
had more bustid sassers hangin' to
him than if he was a Injun princess;
and came a prancin'" up stairs just a
whoopin' and a cussin', and every
jump he give he shed some china,
and every squirm he fetched he
dripped some candy !
And blistered ! Why, bless your
soul, that poor cretur couldn't really
set down comfortable for as much
as four weeks ! "
Servants r the Rich.
THE LUXURIOUS A PA KTM UTS PRO
VIDED FOR THEM.
New York Star.
In Mr. W. K. Vanderbilt's house
the social , life of the . servants has
been considered even luxuriously.
The basement is theirs exclusively.
Their entrance is by a special door.
Iti front is a billiard room for the
men, and a parlor and sitting-room
for the maids. Their sleeping rooms
are in the mansard. These are fin
ished in hard wood and attractively
furnished. In the mansard also is
a large room given over for their en
tertainment, , where at times they
may hold a servants' ball.
In Mr. Marquand's house the hu
manities are still further regarded.
A servants' elevator extends from
the basement to the living rooms on
the top fboi. Here they haTe pret
tily appointed bedrooms and bath
rooms lined with enamel tiles and
answering to the most scrupulous
demands of cleanliness. The house
keeper has here her suit of rooms,
including a parlor. The square hall
in the Marquauds' house is carried
to the roof and gives place on each
floor to a balcony and corridor.
This is not omitted on the "ser
vants' floor, where through perfor
ated carvings they can look down on
any gala scene below. Another in
stance of Mr. Marquand's thought
fulness is in a stairway leading to
the roof, which has been terraced.
Here, instead, in the cool nights, of
hanging over the area to get a breath
of air, the servants can sit and enjoy
the famous southwest wind that so
seldom fails, and look dowu on the
myriad-lighted town a view in
every season full of beauty.
Many mistresses take pride in
their servants' rooms and make show
places of them. In this case the
servants are obliged to keep them
tidy. I was in a servant's room the
other day in one of the magnificent
apartments in Central Tark. A vel
vet carpet covered the floor and the
furniture was in keeping. This de
gree of luxury was merely incident
al. The tasteful but cheap ash bed
room sets are chosen for servants'
rooms, and the clean and comely
bedsteads of black enameled iron.
ISome mistresses go further and
add book shelves, aud, possibly, a
few books, according to their zeal.
The prints from the illustrated pa
pers are saved for their adornment.
Young housekeepers particularly
take delight in giving their personal
attention to establishing their ser
vants. In this case their shock at
the ingratitude of servants who
walk off in the midst of the ironing
or dinner is proportionately great
More Than We Oet.
A page of advertising space in the
Century Magazine sells at $590 a
year; a page of Harper's briogs
7G0 ; other magazines from $100 to
$350. The Chicago Tribune's rate
for a single column per year $35,000;
the New York Tribune, $20,000 for
the highest priced column. The
rates in the Herald are not given by
the column, but the average prices
obtained are said to be about $85,Q00
a year. These prices are not below
the average realized, charges to tran
sients being a good deal more than
column rates. They show that, the
rates of established and widely-circulated
journals in smaller cities are
more moderate, in proportion, than
those charged by their larger and
richer contemporaries in the great
A Verjr Sensible Kepi jr.
A gentleman in Massachusetts,
when recently offered a package of
infidel publications, answered as fol
lows: "If you have anything better
than the 'Sermon on the mount,' the
parable of the 'prodigal son,' and
that of the 'Good Samaritan, or if
you have any better code of morals
than the ten Commandments, or any
thing more consoling and beautiful
than 23 Psalrn, or on the whole any
thing that will make this dark
world more bright than the Bible,
anything that will throw more light
on the future, and reveal to me a
Father more merciful and kind than
the New Testament, please hand it
CONCORD, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1SS.
Early Ilintory of Catawba County.
The territory of Lincoln county,
frcm which Catawba was created in
1842, is said to have been first settled
by a man named Adam Sherrill who,
with his family, was the first white
man to cross the Catawba river. In
1740 he crossed at a point that has
ever since been known as Sherrill's
Ford. He came here from Mary
land and it required upwards of
three months to make the journey.
It took grit and endurance for this
pioneer to make a road through the
forests and bring his family into
this fertile country. He was the
kind of man of whom the school
boys speak when they tell their
hearers " to find a way or make one,"
Mr. Sherrill found no ready-made
way, and aided by the courage of
his wife and children who gladly
went with him into the forest to
build a happy home, he made a way.
After crossing the Catawba river he
found that the country was inhabited
by the Catawba Indians, jx friendly
race. Here he built a rude house,
cleared ground and planted a crop,
hunted, trapped and fished, and
raised a largo family, the descend
ants of whom are to-day among the
substantial citizens of Catawba coun
ty. More than once they have served
the county in which their ancestor
was the first settler, and in 1885 one
of them, Mr. M. O. Sherrill, repre
sented the counties of Lincoln and
Catawba in the State Senate.
Adam Sherrill (as the first settler
he was appropriately named) had
been living but three months in his
new habitation when Henry Whid
uer (now called Whitener) arrived
at his house. He remained there
some time and then went to build
him a home. He travelled due West
twenty-five miles and discovered the
South Fork of the Catawba river.
This is where fhe two streams, known
as Heury's aud Jacob's Forks, meet
Near this point was the dividing line
between the Catawba and the Chero
kee Indians. The latter were very
hostile to the whites, but for a long
while they did not molest Mr. Whid
uer. He trapped for several years
and made considerable iiioik'V by the
sale of furs. He found sale fcr
them in Philadelphia where he car
ried them on his pack saddles. On
one of his visits to Philadelphia to
dispose of his merchandise he mar
ried a lady of that city by the name
of Miss Mull. They and a man
named Conrad Yoder and his family
came back then to Catawba, and
settled on the South Fork of the
Catawba river on the celebrated farm
now owned by Mr. John W. Kobin
son. They had not been here long
before a band of Cherokee Indians
made a raid upon them. They went
to Yoder's house and set fire to it.
They killed Mr. Yoder and some of
his children. His wife was happily
in the field at the time driving up
the cattle. The cattle became alarm
ed and ran off. Mrs. Yoder suspect
ing the Indians were bent on killing
them ran over to her neighbor's, Mr.
Whidner's, and gave the alarm.
They all left the house and hid all
night in a cane brake. They then
left the county and lived for about
two years in South Carolina. After
ascertaining that it was safe to feturn
they came back to Catawba. The
first object that met their gaze was a
white oak sapling in Whidner's yard
painted red. This indicates that
there was war between the Cherokee
and Catawba tribes. The tree thus
painted is still standing and measures
twenty-three feet in circumference.
It seems strange to U3 that these
events happened less than a century
and a half ago. It sounds like a
far away tale of the far distant past,
while in reality in the history of. a
nation it is but as yesterday. To-day
where these Indians, hunted and
trapped, and fought and burned
their white neighbors is a garden
spot of North Carolina. Waving
fields of grain and lowing herds aud
industrious farmers have taken the
place of the cane brakes, of the
deer and buffalo, and the savage In
dian, and ch'ldren in Catawba can
hardly realize that their grandfathers
were active participants in the dan
ger of those days. Honored descend
ents of the Whiteners, Mulls, Yoders
and others who early came to Catawba
live in large numbers in the count)7.
No thoroughly occupied man was
ever yet very miserable. Landon.
Every child should be taught to
pay all his debts and to fulfil all his
contracts, exactly in manner, com
pletely in value, punctually at the
time. Everything he has borrowed
he should be obliged to retnrn un
injured at the time specified, and
everything belonging to others which
he has lost he should be required to
Look nt.l'our Walk's
"WHY THE XUMEUALS ON VATCII
DIALS DIFFER- FROM THOSi: I
IN 'COMMON USE. !
New York Star. I
In a recent conversation with aj
Star reporter a prominent jeweler of j
Maiden Lane told the following story !
to explain why the Roman numerals j
printed on the dials of watches and j
clocks differ from those in common ;
use. He said : i
"It is nothing but a tradition
among watchmakers, but the custom
has always been preserved. You
may or you may not know that the
first clock that iu any way resem
bled those now iu use was made, by
HOrry Vic km 1370. .. He ,made it
for Charles V. of France, who has
been called 'The Wise.'
"Now, Charles was wise in a good
many ways. He was wise enough
to recover from England most rf
the land which Edward III. hail
conquered, aud he did a good many
other things which benefited France.
But his early education had been
somewhat neglected, and he probably
would have had trouble in passing a
Civil Service examination in these
enlightened ages. Still he had the
reputation for wisdom, and thought
that it was necessary, in order to
keep it up, that he should also be
supposed to possess book learning.
The latter was a subject he was ex
tremely touchy about.
" So the story runs in this fashion,
although I will not vouch for the
language, but put it in that of the
present day :
"'Yes, the clock works well.' said
Charle3, '.but,' being anxious to find
some fault with a thing he did not
understand, 'you have got the fig
ures on the dial wrong.'
" ' Wherein, your majesty V asked
'That four should be four ones,'
Said the king.
" ' You are wrong, your majesty,'
" ' I am never wrong !' thundered
the king. 'Take it away and cor
rect the mistake !' and corrected it
was, and from that day to this 4
o'clock on a watch or clock dial has
been III I. instead of IV. The tra
dition has been faithfully followed."
Tiioy Meant I lie Name Tluu.
Lost on Courier. 1
Smith "Strange thing3 happen
in this world sometimes things that
you cannot understand."
Jones" That's so."
Smith "Now, there's Brown. I
met him 'eslerday and asked him to
lend me 5, aud what do you think
he said ?"
Jones "He said 'Xo.'"
Smith "Xo he didn't. He said
he didn't know me well enough to
Jones " Well, what's strange in
Smith "That's not the strange
part of the matter, this is it. I met
Creeu about a half an hour ago aud
asked him to leud me $5, and what
do you think he said?"
Jones " lie said No."
Smith "No; he said he knew
me too well for that. There's the
strangeness of the thing. One said
he didn't know me well enough and
the other said he knew me too well.
Funny world, ain't it"
Success of Davidson Gradu
ates; The success of Davidson
graduates at Northern Universities
has been almost phenomenal. In
almost every University where this
college has representatives, they have
attained the highest honors in their
classes. The Chronicle noted not
long ago their wonderful success at
Princeton Theological Seminary,
where three Davidson men .carried
off five of .the eight honors among
500 students ' and moreover won
$1150 of the $1280 given in fellow
ships. Within the last few days re
ports of futher honors for the Alma
Mater have increased. J. A. Mc
Murry, a Davidson graduate of '80,
carried off first honor at the Chicago
Theological Seminary. Will Mack
won first honor at the University of
Missouri; and at Hampden Sidney,
the Theological Seminary of the
Southern Presbyterian Church,
Davidson men have stood at the very
head of their classes. Davidson
College, houorcd as she has been
through half a century, feels an
increased pride in the success of her
Alumni, and in the glory they have
won for their Alma Martcr, Char
Quarrels would never last long if
the trouble was only on one side.
There are. no persons more solici
tous about the preservation of rank
than those who have no rank at all.
Aii.-iW.-rs of I Sic Ctrnl.
To be deaf i-; a s;ai! affliction, but
the answers of partially deaf people
are oftm pmusing. Someyears ago
iiii old gentleman who could hear
but. little was engaged in whiskey
selling at Mt. Mourne. One evening
a number of students came up from
Davidson College on a lark. It took
a great de;il to wet their, whistles
and their money gave out They
bought more, agreeing to pay for it
by a certain time. But they never
came back. Finally another crowd
came one night, and the old bar
keeper mistook thera for his debtors.
"Good evening, Mr. T.,' said the
leader. The old man thought he
asked for whiskey and promptly re
plied, "Plenty of it." The spokes
man tried him again in a louder
tone as follows: "Is your health
good as usual, Mr. T.?" "I never
keep anything but good whiskey,"
said the old man. By this time the
students were convulsed with laugh
ter, but the plucky leader, speaking
in a still louder tone, remarked:
"The weather is quite cool to
night." " You will get no more un
til you pay for what you have done
bought," said the old man. But
they finally convinced him of his
An old man who is partially deaf
came over from Catawba to visit a
married son in this county. The
morning after the day of his arrival
his daughter-iii-law iisked him if he
rested well during the night He
said he did. " We spilled some ker
osene on the lloor in your room yes
terday and I feared that the smell
might be very disagreeable to you,"
said, his daughter-in-law. "Some
thing did bite me during the night
but I got pleuiy of sleep," said the
old man. The lady pitched her
voice higher and said ; " We spilled
a quart of kerosene in your bed-room
vestcrdav and I feared that the smell
would disturb you." The old gen
tleman smia-d aud said: "They
did bite M'ettv bad but I didn't
think there was a ouart of 'em.
(ifii, l.c.f uxi.il Miimuiaiiti.
Whatever speaks --e thought or
bears th- no ti '.' of Robert E. Lee
i.; reTurdj.l -ho vorld over as being
worth remembering. We give below
what he thought and said about
Mrs. Margaret J. Preston gives it
in the June Century:
"lie had the gentlest way possible
of sivinsr counsel and administering
rebuke. I remember hearing him
say. in a presence where such testi
mony was worth more th:ui a dozen
temperance lectures: "Men need
no stimulant; it is something, I am
persuaded, that they can do without
When I went into the field, at the
beginning of the war, a good lady
friend of mine gave me two sealed
bottles of very superb French bran
dy. I carried them with me through
the entire campaign: and when I
met my friend again, after all was
over, I gave her back both bottles of
brandy, with the seals unbroken
It may have been some comfort to
me to know that I had them in case
of sudden emergency, but the mo
ment never came when I needed to
Two C lerical Anecdotes.
Rev. Dr. Joshua Peterkin is pe
rennial in humor, as he is in good
ness: One of his anecdotes in the
Episcopal Council was that during a
flood in the Ohio Valley a relief boat
went to a submerged house and
found the thriftless owner penned
up in the second story. Supplies
were- handed in lo him through an
upper window; when he broke forth
"Thank the Lord; I do not know
what I would have, done but for this
blessed 'flood." Another was where
a good Methodist brother had
preached about the benefits of humi
lity and poverty, and when he called
on one of his devout flock to lead in
prayer the latter turned the doctrine
of the sermon on his astonished pas
tor in this unexpected manner,
" Lord, you keep him humble and
we'll keep him poor."
There are soft moments, even to
desperadoes. Cod does not, all at
o;ice, abandon even. them. Cecil.
Our greatest glory is not in never
falling, but rising every time we
Believe nothing against another
but on good authority; nor report
what may hurt another, unless it be
a greater hurt to another to conceal
it. W. Pcnn.
The greater a man is in power
above others, the more he ought to
eicel them in virtue. None ought
to govern who is not better than the
WHOLE NO. 77.
Great Wonders of America.
Niagara Falls A sheet of water
three-quarters of a mile wide, with
a fall of 175 feet The veloeity of
the current in Whirlpool Rapids is
27 miles an hour. It is estimated
that 1,500,000,000 cubic feet of
water passes through the gorge each
Yosemite Valley, California
Eight to ten miles long and a mile
wide. Has very steep slopes 3,500
feet high has a perpendicular pre
cipice 3080 feet high; a rock almost
perpendicular 3270 feet high; and
waterfalls 700 to 800 feet high.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky Has
been explored for ten miles; has
a subterranean lake, "The Dead Sea,"
30 feet deep, with a navigable river
for its outlet
Yellowstone National Park Its
3,575' square miles are filled with
geysers, hot springs, rivers, falls,
mountains, valleys, and forests, mak
ing it a veritable wonderland. The
Old Faithful Geyser sends into the
air every hour a stream of hot water
200 feet in height. Perhaps the
strangest thing is the " paint pots,"
pools of boiling "paint" of many
" Liberty Enlightening the World,"
Bedloe's Island, New York Harbor
Presented by the people of the
Republic of France to the people of
the United States, was the creation
of the sculptor, Auguste Bartholdi,
and the tallest statue in the world.
It weighs 450,000 pounds, 40 persons
can stand comfortably in the head,
and the torch will hold 12 persona
It is 305 feet high.
Natural Bridge over Cedar Creek,
City Park, Philadelphia, largest
in the world.
Washington Monument, D. C,
tallest monument in the world.
The Erie Canal, connecting the
Hudson river at Albany and Troy
with Lake Erie and Buffalo, is 363
miles long, 7 feet deep, 70 feet wide
at top and 36 wide at the bottom.
It was begun iu 1817, and was
finished in 1825, costing $7,602,000.
The Weight or Individuals.
The average weight of a boy at
birth is seven and that of a girl a
little more than six pounds. When
they have attained the full develop
ment of man or womanhood- they
should weigh twenty times as much
as they did at birth. This would
make a man's average weight 140
and a woman's about 125. The
hight of a male at birth is 1 foot 8
inches ami that of a female 1 foot 6
inches. Fully grown, a man's hight
should be about three and a half
times greater than at birth, or 5 feet
9 inches, while a woman should be
5 feet 3 inches. The weight of in
dividuals who are fully developed
and well- formed, however, varies
within extrems, which are nearly
as 1 to 2, while their hight varies
within limits which at most are as 1
to 1-3. Taking 200 pounds as the
maxium of man's weight and 85 as
the minimum we would have the
average of 142 pounds. Placing
the maximum weight of woman at
185 pounds and the minimum at
and we get an average of 127
Where Lee Surrendered.
Richmond, June 20. A dispatch
from Appomattox Court House to
the Richmond Times says: A gen
tleman by the name of Middleton
from Washington, D. 0., ia now here
buying and taking options on the
lands on which General Robert E.
Lee surrendered. He has already
bought Captain. Kindred's place,
old Jack Rainc's tavern and proper
ty, and William Ross' property, upon
which General Lee sufendered. He
is now trying to buy the old brick
building in which the articles of
capitulation were drawn and signed
by Generals Lee and Grant Mr.
Middleton has bought, up to this
time, about 1,500 acres of land, and
has option on several other tracts.
What he is going to do with the prop
erty is not known, but our citizens
think he is representing a Northern
It is one proof of a good educa
tion and of true refinement of feel
ing to respect antiquity. Sigourney.
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of
daylight in the mind, filling it with
a steady and perpetual serenity.
Pride, like the magnet, constantly
points to one object, self ; butunlike
the magnet, it has no attractive pole,
but at all points repels. Colton.
Speaking of the properbloom for
the National flower some wag wants
to know "what's the matter with
wheat for the National flour ?"
NEATEST MANX ER
THE LOWEST RATES.
ODDS AND ENDS.
A prisoner in a Georgia jail has
just committed suicide by starvation.
Rev. Wm. Henry Beecher, brother
of the late Henry Ward Beecher, is
Fifteen cubic foot of gas will
give as much heat as oue pound of
Hard working Parisians average
sensibly less in stature than their
The latest use of photography is
to make a cannon ball take a picture
of its own wabblings.
The American cotton oil trust lias
been perpetually enjoined from doing
business in Louisiana.
George Augustus Sala, the jour- .
nalist, is reported to have declined
an offer of knighthood from Queen
A wife must be one of two things
to her husband. She must either
be his crown of glory or his crown
It is now thought that the Presi
dent will not call Congress together
in an extra session until somo time
The youngest monarchs in the
world are the Emperor of China,
17; the King of Servia, 12, and
King of Spain, 3.
A New York minister ha3 been
sentenced to nine years and ei&ht
months in Sing Sing, at hard labor,
for grand larceny.
A New York estimate is that 40,
000 tourists more than the number
who go over every summer will cross
to Europe this season.
Isaac Bamberg, State Treasurer,
of South Carolina, dropped dead at
his home in Columbia, Friday after
noon from heart disease.
A Dresden manufacturer has pro
duced thread from the common net-
tie so fine that sixty miles of it only
weighs two and one-half pounds.
Andrew Carnegie is in London
getting up a dinner for Gladstone.
Some of Carnegie's employes in this
country are hungry for a dinner.
Edward McGlackin, Jr., lately
graduated from West Point, at the
age of 21 years and 3 days, is the
youngest officer in the United States
Nast, the gifted artist, has re
turned to the Republican party, and
is now using his art for the boosting
of the rotten old party he opposed
Ernest Schilling, the coachman
who once achieved notoriety by his
marriage with Victoria Morosini, is
earning his living as a painter at
Steinway, L. I.
A fire broke out at Johnstown,
Pa., Monday, and destroyed 25 houses
before it was Bubdued. Most of the
houses had been partially wrecked
by the recent flood.
It has been noted at several of
the leading natural gas well3 that
the minimum and maximum of
pressure corresponds to the ebb and
flow of the tides.
To think well of every other man's
condition, and to dislike our own, is
one of the misfortunes of human
nature. Pleased with each other's
lot, our own we hate.
While seeking for work from
house to house, at Los Angeles, Cal.,
the discarded daughter of a million
aire accidentally discovered her par
ents and was welcomed home.
The saw is largely used now in
stead of the axe in bringing down
the giant redwoods in California.
The tree is sawed partly through,
and then is forced over by wedges.
The Richmond & Danville direc
tors have declared a semi-annual
dividend of 4 per cent, and the
Richmond Terminal a semi-annual
dividend of two and one-half per
George Cutler was driving home a
team at Murdock, Ilk, during a
thunder storm, when a stroke of
lightning killed him and both horses
without leaving a mark on any of
Only 15 per cent of the inhabi
tants of Paraguay can read and
write. According to Consul Hill
the women do the work and the men
do the smoking, gambling aud cock
One mode of selling turquoises at
Nishni, Russia, is curious. A per
son, on payment of a fixed sum, i3
allowed to plunge his hand into a
bag full of them and to become the
possessor of the handful.
A first folio Shakespeare was
lately sold in New York city for
$1,400, and a copy of Venus and
idonis sold for $2,000. The latter
is the only perfect copy known to
exist outside of the British Museum.