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Let the Itatriiirs I' lay.
()h ! let tho bairnies play themscrs,
I like to Lear their din ;
I like V) her each restless foot
Come tippin' oot and in.
I like to see each face sae pay ;
The' mind me o' my ain y
Oli ' let the bairnies play.
Oh ! diniia check their sinless mirth,
()r mak them dull and wae
Y gloomy looks or cankered
Jiut let the bairnies play.
AuM douce wise folks should ne'er
They ance were young as they,
As iu o' fun and mischief too
Then let the bairnies play.
And never try to set a lieid
WY auld age grim and gray
Upon a wee Baft snawy neck
No ( let the bairnies play.
For oh there's mony a weary nicht
An' mony a waefu' day
Before them, if God spare their
Sae let the bairnies play. '
Brief HUlory of Sugar t'reck Church.
This church is situated about three
miles from the centre of Charlotte,
on the county road leading to Salis
bury. The present house of worship,
is the fourth erected by the several
generations of Presbyterians who
have worshiped there.
The first house stood about a half
mile west of the one now used, and
a f w v..h!s east of the "old" grave-j
;ir!. tho oldest burying ground con-!
luvU-d with any church in Mecklen- j
In that "M log house, assembled j
from Sabbath to Sabbath, many (
h Toic and Colly people, for the,
worship of the Cod of their fathers,
une or the worshipers coming long
distances-. Manv of th.m sleep in
this old graveyard, without a stone
to mark the spot, me.i and women
whose names are written in Heaven.
Much of the early history oftugar
Creek is lost beyond recovery, as no
records were preserved for the first
sixty years of its existence. The
year the Church was organized is
not known, but as early as lToo, it
had become the meeting place of a
congregation composed of settlements
which had been made on every side;
and for a distant of ten mile or
more, the pious population came
regularly to this place of worship
until other churches were organized
more easily reached.
The name of the church at first
was Sugaw, the Indian name for the
small stream on the head waters of
which the Church was located.
Rradock's defeat took place in
1755. In consequence of that disas
trous event, the western portions of j
Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia !
were left exposed to the ravages t-f
the Indians. K-.v. Alexander Craig
head, then preaching at a point on
the Virginia frontier, exposed to the
frequent and murderous inroads tf
the sa ages, with many of his people,
fled for safety to various parts of the
country, leaving behind much of
Mr. Craighead continued his jour
ney until he reached what is now
Mecklenburg county. It is probable
that he began his ministry at Sugar
Creek in the latter part of that year.
He was the first settled minister in
western North Carolina. The Kv.
Hugh McAden, the great grand
father of the late It. Y. McAden,
and Dr. J II. McAden of Charlotte,
was sent out by the Presbytery of
Hanover, to visit and preach to the
destitute congregations in North
Carolina. His tour extended into
the upper part of South Carolina.
In his journal of that visitation, so
full of interest, of hardship and
faithful work, we find this entry:
"October 17th, 1735. Went on to
Mm. Alexander's and tarried till
Sabbath, the l.)th, and then rode
about twelve miles to James Alexan
der's on Sugaw Creek, and preached."
Up to that date, there is no account
of any other minister hay ing preached
there. Yet there are reasons for
thinking it quite probable that others
had visited the congregations settled
at that time, between the Yadkin
and Catawba rivers.
Mr. Craighead served the church
till hi3 death, which took place
March 17CG. He was buried in the
old graveyard, and for more than
one hundred and twenty years noth
ing has marked the grave of that
great and useful man of Cod, except
two trees. When he wus buried the
coffin was carried on two sassafras
ths, and as the grave was being
'"'I' d, the poles were 6et in soft earth,
"e at the head and the other at the
fM. These took root and grew.
The writer of this sketch, visited
the grave a few years ago, and found
one of the trees living, and at that
time was about one hundred and
fifteen years old. The other tree
had died, and the decayed trnnk yvas
on the ground where it had fallen.
VOL. IT. NO. 28.
A movement is now on foot to erect
a suitable monuniont to perpetuate a
knowledge of the resting place of
him, whose name history will not
allow to be forgotten. His preach
ing was in keeping with the ardent
spirit of the man ; and was well
calculated to awaken the careless,
and to animate the zeal of Christians.
He was an ardent friend of liberty,
and his patriotism had much to do
in fostering the bold and fearless
spirit, which found expression in the
Mecklenburg Declaration of Inde
pendence, of May 20th, 1775. In a
brief sketch of the church we must
withhold much of interest that
might be written in regard to the
character, influence and works of
Alexander Craighead, the first minis
ter of;, Sugar Creek j not. only, but
whose ministry reached and influ
enced other communities surround
ing this mother of Churches; and
which, about the time of his death,
were organized under the names of
Providence, Steel Creek, Hopewell,
Centre, Popular Tent, &c. From
these churches gathered a large part
of the delegates who composed the
convention ; men w ho framed, adopt
ed and signed that remarkable docu
ment, "The Mecklenburg Declara
tion." The chairman of the con
vention and of the committee of
public safety, Abraham Alexander,
was an elder of the church at Sugar
Creek ; and of the signers of that
declaration, nine were elders of the
Presbyterian church, descendants of
, men who in Scotland had contended
for civil and religious liberty, and
1 who sought in this unsettled wilder
ness a refuge from oppression.
in tiie same okl graveyard is
j found it monument (near the gate, or
w here the gate was,) of Mrs. Jemima
1 Alex. Sharp, born January iuh, 1727,
died September 1st, 1707. She was
a sister of John McKnitt Alexander,
: secretary of the convention in Char
lotte, 1 775. In the southwest corner
' is the grave of Jane Wallis, who
died ii; the eightieth year of her age.
She was the mother of Uev. James
! Wallis, minister of Providence
church. His father's name was
Ezekiel Wallis. He was the first, so
far as known,who entered the minis-
' trvfrom the families of Sugar Creek;
he was born 1?G".J, was ordained by
Presbytery of Orange in 1712, and
installed pastor of Providence, und
remained in that charge till his
death in 1810.
In the middle cf the yard is the
crave of David Uobinson, the father
of Key. John llobinson. D. D.. who
was born January 8th, 17oS, was
educated partly in Charlotte, his
classical course was completed at
Winr.sboro, S. C He was licensed
by Orange Presbytery, April 4th,
1703. His worth a3 a man, as a
teacher and as a minister of the
gospel, gave him an influence that
few could command. Excepting a
few years spent in Fayetteville as a
teacher of a classical school, and
pastor of the church, his whole
ministerial life was confiued to Poplar
Tent, as its pastor. His valuable
life ended in 1843. He was a man
of commanding presence and courtly
manners, feat less, and vet kind and
-en tie as a preacher often rising to
an overpowering eloquence. His life
was a blessing to the country. He
still lives in the streams of influence
set in motion while he lived, and in
the valuable lives of many of his
descendants, among whom may be
mentioned his aged son, Col. IJobin
son, of poplar Tent, an elder in the
church his father had served ; in his
1 T r ir
granuson, itev. j. . ltooinson, a
valuable minister in Monroe, N. C;
and another grandson Dr. John It
Irwiu, of this county, a valuable
citizen and a skillful physician.
A .Soldier's Presentiment.
At Smith field, Va., in the spriug
of 18(52, just before the Thirteenth
North Carolina took boat for York-
town to join McGruder, a tall, broad-
shouldered, manly looking soldier
from Rockingham county, X. C,
who had been' standing sentinel at
the Sniithfield wharf, and with
whom "Capt. Jack" Thomas, who
kept a drinking saloon near by,
had made a favorable acquaintance,
was preparing with the rest to step
on board, when old "Capt Jack" call
ed him aside and presented him a
half pint flask of the best old brandy
iu his house. The soldier corked it
tight and remarked that he intended
to keep it till the day he was killed
or if he should be spared, he would
carry it home at the end of the war.
He did keep it all through the cam
paigns of '02 and '63, taking it home
w ith him on furloughs and bringing
it back, until July, '63, at Gettysburg,
he met Capt. H. R. Guerrant one
morning, just before his regiment
made the fatal and bloody charge
Capt. Guerrant was then acting as
brigade inspector and said to him
that the time had come for him to
open that brandy, for he felt that he
was going to be killed that day, and
he wanted him to take a drink with
him. The captain reasoned with
him against such an idea, but agreed
to sample the brandy, for he knew it
was good. The soldier insisted he
would be killed and there iu the road
uncorked the flask and they drank.
In half an hour afterwards the thir
teenth went in, and he was killed in
Cien. Fit shark Lee, Present Gaveraor
The special invitation received by
Gen. Lee to be present at the obse
quies of ' Gen.' Grant shows ' well how
time has eradicated the scars left by
our late war, and is evidence that
the old sectional feeling of the
South has so far disappeared that
they can mourn over the death of
General Lee is a grandson of the
famous " Light-Horse Harry" Lee
of the Revolution and a nephew cf
the late Robert . Lee, the Southern
military chieftain. He graduated at
West Point in the class of 1856, and
entered the regular army as a lieu
tenant in the Second Cavalry. For
three years preceding the rebellion
he was on duty on the frontier, and
once, in an encounter with the In
dians, was desperately wounded, in
the chest. At the outbreak of the
war he resigned from the army and
followed his State into secession. He
fought in the Confederate army
throughout the rebellion, acquiring
distinction as a cavalry leader. After
the war he settled in Virginia as a
farmer and miller. In 1875 he en
tered political life, and in 1876 at
tended the National Democratic
invention as a delegate. The next
year ne was a candidate tor tne
Democratic nomination for governor
but yvas unsuccessful. The same
year Oen. Jjee attracted general at
tention by an address which he de
livered at the Bunker Hill celebra
tion. His term as Governor of Vir
ginia will expire January 1, 1890.
when he will no doubt accept the
position of Superintendent of the
Virginia Military Institute, Lexiug
ton, Va., to which office he has al
ready been elected.
Wonders op a Mirage. A won
derful photograph of an arctio mi
rage has just been received at San
Francisco from Professor Richard D,
Willonghby, the pioneer miner sci
entist of Alaska. It was taken at
Glazier Bay, and represented a myste
rious aerial city. The view is appa
rently taken from some spot on a hill.
In the foreground is a gravel walk,
a stone fence, a rustic seat and
child at play. Beyond the stone wall
are the roofs of houses with clumps
of trees at the sides. In the distance
are the half completed towers of
cathedral and several tall public
buildings, while far away, enveloped
in what appears to be a cloud-like
atmosphere are tall smokestacks and
towers of churches. The style of
architecture is decidedly modern.
More tnan a Hundred people were
were shown the photograph. Some
regarded it as a fraud, while others
believed it the general photographic
result of a mirage. The mysterious
town has been named the Silent City,
The best informed people in Sau-
Francisco say the ' picture may be
that of either Victoria, B. C, Ilali
fax or Montreal most likely the lat
i 1 1 1 -a ..
ter, as mere is a catnearai mere re
sembling the one in the view. Some
photographic experts think that the
picture was produced by a trick simi
lar to the so-called spirit photo
graphs. This, however, is stoutly
denied by those who know Professor
Willoughby. He was the first Amer
ican who found gold in Alaska, and
for fifteen years has been a promi
nent resident of that territory.
The income of a professional rat
catcner averages $i,ouu per year,
and there are only ten of them in
the United States. The average in
come of lawyiers is only 1700 per
year, and the ranka are overcrowded.
CONCORD, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1889.
Why We Arc Bight-Handed.
Primitive man, being by nature a
fighting animal, fought for the most
part at first with his great canine
teeth, his nails and his fists, till in
the process of time he added to those
arly and natural weapons the fur
ther persuasions of a club or shilla
lah. He also fought, as Darwin has
conclusively shown, in the main for
the position of the ladies of his
kind against other members of his
own sex and species. And if veu
fight yon soon learn to protect the
most exposed and vulnerable portion
of your bodv. Or. if vou don't,
natural selection manages it for yon
by killing von off as an immediate
To the bftxer, wrestler or hand-to-
hand combatant that most vulnerable
portion is undoubtedly the heart ; A
hard Mow, well delivered m the left
breast, will easily kill or at any rate
stun even" strong man. Hence
from an early period men have need
the right hand to fight with, and
have employed the left hand chiefly
to cover the heart and to parry
blow aimed at that specially vuluer
able region. And when weapons of
offense and defeuse supersede mere
fists and teeth it is the right hand
that grasp the spear or sword while
the left holds over the heart for de
fense the shield or buckler.
From this simple origin, then, the
whole vast difference of right and
left in civilized life takes jts begin
ning. At first, no doubt, the auperi
ority of the right hand was only
felt in the manner of fighting. But
that alone gave it a distinct pull and
paved the way at last for the supre
macy elsewhere. For when weap
ons came into use the habitual em
ployment of the right hand to grasp
the spear, sword or knife make the
nerves or muscles of the right side
far more obedieut to the control of
the will than those of the left. The
dexterity thus acquired by the right
see how the word dexterity " im
plies this fact made it more natural
for the early hunter and artificer to
employ the same hand preferentially
in the manufacture of flint hatchets
bows and arrows, and all the other
manifold activities of savage life
It was the hand with which he
grasped his weapon: it was, there
fore, the hand with which he chip
ped it. To the end, however, the
right hand remains especially " the
hand in which you hold your knife
and that is exactly how our own
children to this day decide the ques
tion which is wheh when they begin
to know their right hand from the
left for practical purposes.
A Phyalrlaa'aXlakt Call.
A story told of a noctural visit is
told with the greatest glee by one of
Philadelphia's eminent practitioners
as a joke on himself. He had been
up for several nights with patients,
and one evening went to his couch
withthe determination that he would
go out that night for no one. About
one A. x. his night-bell sounded.
"What's wanted T he called down
"Doctor, my wife's ill and she
wants you," was the reply.
" I can t go. You 11 have to get
some one else."
"But, Doctor she wouldn't have
any one else,"
"I can't help it She'll have to,
for I won't go."
"Oh, Doctor, please come. She's
" Well, where is it ?" (relenting a
" Out Darby Road."
"Then I certainly can't go
(decidedly) ; "it's too far."
"Oh, but, Doctor, my wife wants
" Well, get a carriage and I'll go,"
come the tired response.
" Oh, but Doctor, I can't afford a
"Well then, that settles it.
won't go without one. Good-night,
And the physician returned to
his slumbers. About ten minutes
later wheels rattled up to his door,
and agein sounded the night-bell.
"Well what is it?"
" Doctor here's the carriage," and
the now thoroughly maddened and
weakened physician dressed and went
with the man. About two hours
later, when the carrrage brought him
home, much to his surprise he was
requested by the driver to "settle
up." "Why, the man that hired
you paid you." "Not much he didn't.
sir. He 6aid that you would when
we got back here," said the driver.
And the Doctor had to pay for
the use of a double carriage from
to 3:3u:a. h. The case was
one from which he obtained no fee,
so revenge is out of question.
Don't say " I am a gentleman ;"
is never necessary
Mt. Pleasant Female
We are glad to present to
building has been recently enlarged and improved, and under the management of Prof. J. A. Linn will continue
to deserve the patronage of our people.
Taker and Dawaan.
The tragic fate of Capt Dawson
recalls the end of William Taber, of
Charleston, once the brilliant and
handsome young editor )f the
Charleston Mercury, then and for
some years at ter one or tne most
aggressive of Southern newspapers.
Sometime in the late summer of
1857, 1 think, Charleston was shock
ed by the death of Taber, as she
was shocked recently at the sudden
and sad killing of Dawson.
In the years just preceding the
war, political excitement ran high in
the South, and especially in South
Carolina, and the Mercury was a
political journal that daily added to
its warmth. It was owned and con
trolled by the llhett family, noted
in South Carolina, and young Taber,
a relative of the family, was on its
editorial staff. He was young, bril
iant and popular, a magnificent
specimen of handsome manhood and
had troops of friends. He was quite
.aa amiable and gentle in manner as
was Dawson when the writer first
saw mm, ana tnougn a man oi
courage, was not aggressive in man
ners or disposition. But in those
days the duello was a recognized in
stitution among the young men of
the South, and nowhere more strong
ly than in South Carolina.
At the date referred to there ap
peared some caustic communications
in the Mercury, aimed at Judge
Magrath, who still enjoys a robust
and honorable old age, and who was
then a candidate for Congress from
the Charleston district. These were
supposed to have been written by
Edmund Rhett They provoked re
plies, and finally Edward Magrath,
a. brother of the Judge, became in
volved in a hostile correspondence
with Taber who, through a punctilio
of the code, became the avowed
sponsor of the article complained of.
A meeting was held at the usual
place, near the old Washington race
course, uespite tne efforts oi mu
tual friends and the active and in
dignant protests of Dr. Bellinger, a
distinguished physician, the combat
was forced to the third exchange of
fire, at which the handsome and
gifted young Taber fell with a bullet
in his brain, and Edward Magrath
went from what was called the field
of honorable combat to a wrecked
and wretched life. Charleston and
the South were shocked by the
tragedy, but those were days in which
they were not uncommon. Subse
quent to the terrible war which fol
lowed young Dawson found his first
employment on coming to South
Carolina on the Charleston Mercury
over which Taber had presided.
Stranger still, when at the head
of the News and Courier he became
renowned and received a guerdon
from the Pope for his refusal to en
gage in a duel with Col. Alfred Rhett
and his earnest and successful attack
upon the practice. Taber, young.
handsome and brave, fell upon what
was called the field of honor in a
quarrel not of his own seeking and
making. Years after Dawson, who
had so powerfully aided in destroying
the so called field of honor, met his
fate in Charleston, in attempting to
defend the sanctity of lus home,
Judge Magrath, the innocent author
of the Taber tragedy, lives, full of
honors, and is the advocate to defend
the slayer of Dawson. What
strange thing is hie. llow many
startling events are embraced within
its bounds that make the solid truth
cast .into shade all the efforts of
fiction ! Which was the saddest fate,-
that of Taber or Dawson ?
When you assist the needy don
o it ostentatiously.
our readers an excellent cut of the Mt
If Providence hospital, Washing
ton, could talk, it might tell tales
that would shock many a listener.
At the same time the story would
call forth his utmost sympathy.
The strain of political life and its
fierce nps and downs play havoc with
nerve and brain tissue. Distingu
ished men in political life too often
take refuge in drink.
They are so numerous in both
political camps, in tact, mat Dy a
sort of understanding partisan papers
are silent on this grave subiect.
Persons in glass houses dare not
A. Liuteii otatcs senator made a
pitiful exhibition of himself in pub
lie not long since. The explanation
of it was that suggested by our head
ing. But this was only a surface
indication of a mournful current
that has been flowing through the
capital city from the days of Webster
When the craving fit comes, on the
distinguished men who canuot with
stand it often are taken to Provi
dence hospital. There they are kept
till the maddening appetite leaves
them for the time. Then they re
turn to their official duties. What
the devoted wives of some of these
men endure can never be told. They
watch their husbands with the ut
most care. Beautiful richly dressed
women there are whose gayest seem
ing moments are sometimes passed in
an agony of suspense. When love's
unerring eye detects symptoms of the
approaching aberration, the care is
There is a brilliant, charming
woman in Washington society whose
face wears a set, stem look, strangely
at variance with her gay surround
ings. Strangers see the look in her
portraits and wonder at it. Her
husband, high iu office, is subject to
terrible attacks of dipsomania. It is
said when its premonitions appear
she goes with him in a carriage and
watches him till she sees him seated
in his chair for the day. When his
hours are over, she meets hini with
the carriage again and drives with
him to Providence hospital, whose
kindly shelter keeps him safe till
the morrow. Once more she comes
for him and sees him safe in his
seat, only to return in the evening.
So she guards him till the attack
is over, it is said mat only tnus
has a melancholy exposure been
avoided more than once. No wonder
her face wears the stern, repressed
Different Stagea at Wblcb They
Entered tbe Game.
The Methodists and Baptists have
been the pioneers for a century, and
carried their religion into the wil
derness and established civilization.
They drove mules and drove ox
wagons and cleared the land, built
log churches, and when everything
was sorter comfortable the Presby
terian came riding up in their bug
gies ana rockaways and settled
among them, and planted out shade
trees and rose bushes and built a
church with a steeple, and set up
the Shorter Catechism and predesti
nation, and moved around as though
they were the elect. By and by,
when two or three railroads were
built, and the shade-trees had all
grown up and the green grass was
growing all around and around, and
the streets were . macadamized, and
an opera house built, the Episcopa
lians came along in apostolic suc
cession, with stately steps and
prayer books and Lent and Mardi
Gras all mixed up together, and
they bobbed up serenely into a fine
church with stained glass windows
and, assumed to be the saints for
whom the world was made in six
days, and all very good. Bill Ai pi
WHOLE NO. 80,
Pleasant Female Seminary. The
Weeraa' Marvelana Malar.
For some months paragraphs have
appeared now and then in the news
papers concerning a new railway
system by which mails and light
freight may be transported with a
speed much greater than any yet
attained by steam cars, and it was
announced the other day that ar
rangements were being made to put
tne system into operation. Tne in
ventor is Mr. David G. Weems, of
Baltimore, and the motive power is
electricity. About 150 patents have
been taken out in the United States
and in the other principal countries
of the world, covering the vital
points or tne system, and among
them is one for a principle intended
to make it impossible for trains to
jump the track, however great the
speed may be. The road, as a rule,
will be built on the surface of the
ground, and will have a gauge of
twenty-four inches, but in populous
districts it will be elevated if thought
desirable. The cost of construction
will be about $5,000 a mile. All
trains will be operated from geuer
ating stations, about 100 miles apart,
aud there are means by which the
operators are posted concerning the
exact position of each train, from
the time it leaves one station until it
reaches another. A feature of the
system is that no attendants an
needed upon the trains.
For the last year repeated expe
riments of the system have been
made at Laurel, Md. The expert
mental road is a circuit of two miles.
with twenty-nine changes of grade,
some of which are very heavy. From
the tests made, it is thought that
the trains can be run on a level track
at the rate of three miles a minute.
or 180 miles an hour.
If the Weems system can be put
into successful operation it wil
bring about a revolution in railroad
matters. People who have witnessed
the trials at Laurel are confident
that it will be a success.
" I judge a man by his eyes, but a
but a woman by her lips," said Ben
jamin Franklin, who undoubtedly
was a good judge of human nature,
Abdallah, the Sheik of the Per
sians, wno was noteu ior nis wisaom
in many things, once gave some ad
vice to his courtiers about choosing a
wife. "Let her be a woman whose
eyes turn not away when you speak
to her, and her nose hath no tend
ency upward, for the first is an owner
of deceit, the second of bad temper
but above all, look you to her lips.
Choose no woman whose lips droop
at the corners, for your life will be
a perpetual mourning time, nor yet
should they curve too much upward
for that denotes frivolity. Beware of
the under lip that rolleth outward.
for that woman hath more desire than
conscience. Select for a wife cue
whose lips are straight not thin, for
she is a shrew but with just the full
ness necessary to perfect symmetry,
I have read a number of these wise
sayings about lips, aud unconsciously
I found myself studying the lips of
women, and the result of my . study
has shown that the mouth has more
to do with making or. marring the
beauty of the face than any other fea
ture,and the wonderful part of it ia
that it is not the pretty mouths that
make the pretty faces, nor vice versa
every thing depends on the expres
sion. Is ever venture to kiss a wo
man until you have taken a good look
at her lps. The eyes are very well as
far as they go, but the eyes tell the
tale, after all. , ;.;
Life is no chestnut ; it is story
that is only told once.
A lynching party alwya travels ftt
a break-neck speed.'
Oftentimes 'the boldest of ven
tures is to venture an opinion.
The odor of the blossom is ' more:
perceptible in wet : than in ' ' dry
weather. ' ' - ; ;
There is nothing in the language
of flowers so eloquent as a pair of
pressed tulips. ' 1 " '
If some 'men were half as big as
they think they are the world would
have, to be enlarged.
"None but the hraveat deserve
the fair." And even the brave can't
live with some of 'enn .; ; '
A 'scheme is'od foot for the hold-
ngof an international electrical ex
hibition next year in Edinburg.
Paper astongh as" wood is said to
be made by mixing chloride of zinc
with the pulp in course of mannfac- '
He who comes up to his own idea
of greatness, must always have had
a very low standard of it in his own
Tea is a strong narcotic and con
tains an alkaloid known as theine,
which is the .active principle of
Edison's phonographis"the lion of
the hour" in FreucLscientitic circles.
Many curious experiments are being
made with it.
Locomotives to be run by soda
are to be introduced in Minneapolis
where steam engines are forbidden
for street use.
W. Shelly, of Milford Square, 111., .
has a Newfoundland dog ponderous
enough to do all the family washing
by a tread power.
The wheat harvest in Kansas is
said to be the largest ever gathered
in that State. Some fields yielded
120 bushels per acre.
Iron shaftshave been known to
do duty for a quarter of a century,
doing good service long after the
fissure began to yield.
A recent count cf money in the
United States Treasury revealed a
shortage of $35. The amount
counted was 184,000,000.
Worth G. Bayley, son of the late
Major William II. Bayley, was an
nounced as having won the Annapolis
cadetship in the competitive exami
Secretary Ilarrell, of the Teachers'
Assembly, says he can. count sixty
nages as a a result of the last
session of the North Carolina Teach
ers' Assembly. .
A Cincinatti man used 1,000 gal
lons of water on his lawn last year.
His neighbor trusted to Providence
to sprinkle 'his, and when the fall
came he had the best lawn.
Five years hence there will hardly
be a place on this earth for the rob
ber, murderer or conspirator to set
his foot and feel safe. Treaties are ;
being made in every direction.
One of the sad things connected
with the hard times in Persia is the
fact that many men with from fifteen
to twenty-five wives have had to
reduce the number to three or four.
A milk white horse that was ridden
by General Grant during the war is
now owned by D. B. Flint of. Boston.
The animal is twenty-nine years old
and is frequently used by Mr. Flint
An English firm have manufact
ured an enormous bottle, measuring
ten feet high by four feet in diame
ter, which is tojae filled with scent
and exhibited at the Paris Exposi
tion. Landscape gardeners from N. Y.
are laying off the grounds near Ashc
ville fcr the $250,000 house George
Vanderbilt is going to build on his
place there containing 4,000 acres of
In eighten months Johnstown will
not show a scar of the recent calam
ity. American pluck has rebuilt a
city five times as large as. that in a
year. But the lost lives, alas, cannot
The trustees of Miami University
at Oxford, O., conferred the degree
of LL. D. upon President Harrison,
Secretary of the Interior Noble, and
John W. Herron, all alumni of the
John Bright used to say that in
one important respect a dog ia su
perior to a man. .-When Biaa ia
ntterly out of anything ho gives up
but a dog simply curls up jwal so
continues to mako both enda meet
Since the establishment ' of the
money order system funds' to the
amount $1,700,000 haveaccumnlated
for which orders, werb issued, but
never presented for payment The
postal authorities are now : taking
steps to return money not called for
to rightful owners, but over $1,000,
1 000 yet remains unclaimed.