THE STAN DR.
-jri?LISHl-:i) IN COXCORD-
eoNTAINS MOKE BEADING
MATTER T1IAX ANY OTHER
l'APER IX THIS SECTION.
Dimin Rc fine Sweet I
If ye wadua hae rac rcolin
Doun the village street,
Drunk wi' love pray hae some feelin-
Dinna bo sao sweet !
If ye wadna hae mo linger,
Fou-like, at your feet,
WorsLippin' j'our little tiuger,
Pinna be sae sweet !
If ye wadna hae me hover
Round the mercy seat ;
If yo wadna hae a lover,
Dinna be sae sweet !
11 ye wadna haunt my fancy,
Pinna be sae nf-at -J
i : : 1 1 a bo yoursel', my Nancy,
Dinna be sae sweet !
SOMK FAMOUS MKX WHO XEVER
MARKIED AND YETWEUE HAPPY.
There seems to be a unanimity of
sentiment that whether marriage is
a failure or not, bachelors most cer
tainly are. At the best they are
regarded as very selfish and useless
members of society. Defenders and
admirers of single women are not
wanting. Their goodness and use
fulness are fully appreciated by a
large number of people. But the
poor bachelors have not a single
Oh, it is pityful ;
Near a whole cityful,
Friends, they have none-
1 do not wish to encourage celi
l..t, y or to disparage matrimony, but
lather to speak a few words of de
fense and comfort for the unappre
ciated bachelors. Some people think
to frighten men into matrimony by
telling them that no mail ever re
mained a bachelor without sooner
or later regretting it. Such people
forget that grand old bachelor St.
Paul, who does not seem to deplore
his situation when he says: "I
would that all men were even as
invself. It is sood for them if thev
abide even as 1."
We offer for the consideration of
those who regard a bachelor life as
always a failure or wasted existence
a few prominent names from the
past and one or two of the living
who have honored the bachelor state :
Michael Angclo, Bishop Ken, Ber
ridge, Cowper, (Irey, David Hume
Horn Tooko, John Randolph, Wash
ington Irving, Dr. Muhlenberg,
Baron Humboldt, James Buchanan,
Samuel Tilden, Thaddeus Stevens,
Vice-President Wilson, Alexander
Stephens, John G. Whittier and
These men could not all be reck
oned as saints, but they will compare
favorably with an equal number of
prominent married men. A hasty
glance at the lives of some of them
will prove interesting.
As wo, in our own imagery, "rise
(Hi the wings of faith within the
veil and see the saints above," we
thank (Jod for the life of that dear
old bachelor, Isaac Watts. We are
indignant even now at the heartless
woman who could disturb the peace
fulness of his serene countenance by
her cruel speech, "she loved the
jewel, but could not admire the
casket that contained it," referring
to his diminutive stature and delicate
appearance. Tliis gentle soul was
not indift'uvnt to such a speech, for
on one occasion when entering a
public meeting someone contemptu
ously said: '"What! is that the
great Watts?" he cpiiekly retorted.
Were I so tall to leach the pole,
Or grasp the ocean with my span,
I must bo measured by my soul ;
The mind's the standard of the man.
By ihe way, it i3 not to the credit
of women that so many great and
good men have been, in vulgar par
lance, jilted, and often for very
From youth to hoary age we all
sing the immortal doxology, "Praise
God from Whom All Blessings Flow,"
written by the bachelor, Bishop Ken.
Bes ridge was a quaint genius, who
would fut all our modern humorous
preachers in the shade. He could
have resisted a whole army of leap
year privileged maidens combined,
lie completely silenced a very wealthy
lady who proposed to him in the
name of much higher authority than
a leap-year privilege. She told him
" the Lord had revealed to her that
she was to marry him." lie replied :
"Madam, in that case God would
have given me a similar revelation ;
on the contrary, he had always
warned me not to take a Jezebel in
this place." Yet this odd bachelor
preacher was not of the sour grape
order, for his hymn for marriage
occasions is about the only one for
that special purpose in most hymn
Washington Irving was disap
pointed in love in early life. Jt was
years before he recovered. He said
he would not offer the dregs of
affection to any woman. How many
widowers hold such a noble senti
ment? Later ou in life he wrote,
M the purest love in the world is free
VOL. II. NO. 2d.
from all sensuality and self-interest."
The children of his widowed sister
were for years dependent on his care
In the future many a struggling
boy will be glad that Isaac William
son lived and died a bachelor. 1
Many great men complete their
best efforts and triumphs before
marriage. The married life of a
large number like Milton, Wesley,
Whitefield, Bulwer, Byron, Dickens
and Charles Sumner added nothing
to their laurels. Our divorce courts
seem to indicate that ordinary men
do not fare much better. The
trouble is not with matrimony, but
that there is an awful lot of misera
ble, selfish, unhappy people in this
world. They think that marriage
can take the place of change of
heart aud character. Poor fools;
the traits that make them miserable
single will make them tenfold more
unhappy married. Reformation
should begin before, not after, car
riage. Our bachelors are not useless en
cumbrances. There arc very few
of them without some one dependent
on their bounty or kindness. Many
an aged mother thanks God for her
bachelor son. Too often a wife and
children are an excuse for cruel and
willful neglect of helpless parents.
Many a son is unable to support both
wife and mother, and the only
refuge for the parent is the Poor
A Xortu Carolina Policy for Korth
There is a very decided movement
of young men from North Carolina
to the Northwestern and the South
western States. Very much more
brain aud energy are departing from
than coming into our State.
It is the fashion to cry ont against
this movement, and to advise our
young people to stay at home and
help build up the State. It was al
ways said that North Carolina was a
good State to get away from, and
6he has, under that idea, been drained
of a large proportion of her best
North Carolina oujrut to be a
good State to remain in, and to come
into. We certainly have enough
work here for all hands, and our re
sources are said to be almost bound
less. The State most assuredly needs
the best effort and service of all her
sons, for she is far behind in the race
of States. But the question that
generally confronts a young man is :
" Can I remain here with advantage
and profit to myself?"
The traditional policy in our State
has been to discourage, repress and
depreciate our young men. If we
have honors and emoluments to be
stow, we are at pains to find outsiders
upon whom to confer those favors.
Particularly is this the case with
positions involving high intellectual
and scientific training. We pursue
the policy of decrying out our own,
that we may give high place to
others. We have sent off our young
men to become iu other States, Presi
dents of the Republic, Governors of
States and territories, Bishops in the
churches, and characters of distinc
tion in all the walks of life, few of
whom could ever have risen above
mediocrity had they remained at
Young and ambitious men are
aware of all these things, and many
of them are induced to part com
pany with a people whose policy is
such as to make it a sacrifice to re
main among them. We do not ad
vocate the depopulation of the State,
nor advise the young and ambitious
to leave it, but we do insist upon a
better North Carolina policy for the
state. We urge the young men,
coming upon the stage of action, to
demand for North Carolina a North
Carolina policy, in every thing that
concerns the people or relates to the
public welfare. Wilmington Mes
senger. Nye's Joke on II13 Host. Some
time ago Henry Guy Carlton, who is
an epicure as well as an author, gave
a dinner to Bill Nye, in which the
leading dish was a large pompano,
brought by rail from New Orleans.
Through somo mistake the ice gave
out on the journey and the fish ar
rived in New York in very bad con
dition. The cook was a stranger to
the Southern delicacy, and imagining
that it was a game fish in both
senses, cooked aud served it. Each
guest took one bite and became hor
ribly silent. Carlton, who had not
tasted it, asked the company :
"How do you think that was
brought on here ?" intending, proba
bly, to explain the refrigerator ser
vice between the gulf and the me
Nye looked up very solemnly and
answered: " I think you brought it
on in a hearse !"
Execution by Electricity.
Tracy C. Becker, in New York,
with reference to electricity as a
lethal agent, has surprised a great,
many people. Hitherto the opinion'
has been quito'general anloifgthe
masses that electricity was quite
certain to kill when applied in cur
rents of sufficient strength. ThiB
investigation, however, has shown
that the experts are greatly divided
in opinion on thjs point. j
Counsel for Kcmmler, ' the first
murderer sentenced to be executed by
electricity, contended, on appeal, that
the law providing for execution by
electricity is unconstitutional, acyn
traverTing that provision which
forbids the infliction of cruel and
unusual punishment. The determi
nation of this question involved the
further question whether deati by
electricity is a cruel and unftsual
punishment. This, being a questioui
of fact, was referred.to Mr. Becker
to be settled by testimony. ?' j
The electric light "companies'"1 are
not favorably disposed , toward the
new method of execution, and haw
been represented by attorney at the
investigation. Their experts, also,
iu their testimony, -have, done what
they could to, discredit, electricity as
a lethal agent' Theyl can not,, of
course, deny that it kills, but tlvey-
maintain that it is nob certain and
not always painless. When'it fails
to produce instant death, it is likely,
they say, to cause intensegony. by
burning and violent mujcrtlar con
traction. There is, besides, a possi
bility of resucitation in cases where,
to outward appearance, death ha oc
curred. ' ,
Elbridge T. Gerry was Chairman
of the Commission upon whose re
port the New York Legislature
passed the act providing for Jexecu-
Iu his testimonv
Uf , 1 .,r..,... I,.. o..;.M;...f 1..,
... , '
and his associates Dr. A. P. South-
, , , .
,,.vll, ol Mott ,.r If.il 1-1-1,1 r,-m-
:i-.i....rr...,-.. f i-;n
ing, and in his investigations
. , ,
consulted seven hundred authorities, i
Their objection to hanging was
the liability that the "neck of the
criminal would not bo broken. They
thought there were four modes of
execution preferable to the. rope, viz:
the guillotine, the garrote, hypoder
mic injection of some poison and
electricity. They rejected the guil
lotine, because it involved effusion of
blood and had disagreeable associa
tions from its connection with the
horrors of the French revolution.
The garrote, they thought, was dis
credited by its use in Spain and her
colonies. They looked upon the
hypodermic injection of prussic acid
with some favor, but the dangerous
character of the acid was an objec
tion. Mr. Gerry himself favored
the adoption of the hypodermic in
jection of morphia, but yielded to
his associates, and to they, finally
agreed to recommend electricity.
The commission sent. out a "circu
lar of inquiry to prominent men
judges, medical men, electricians-basking
their preference touching
modes of execution. They received
two hundred replies. Eighty-one
persons favored hanging;' seven ty
five, including Thomas A. ."Edison,
electricity; the rest scattering '
Dr. Landan r. Gray,. a':'jr6fes3or
in a New York medical college, testi
fied that electricity is not 'a certain
mode of killing. Hetoldof a young
man struck by lightning, who had
all his clothes torn off aud was
thrown six feet, and yet was not
killed. He quoted a German phy
sician who says that some men have
a resistance equal to 550,000 ohms,
while others have not more than COO.
As to morphine, he expres&etf the
opinion that there are some men
whom morphia will not'; kill.. He
knew meu going around practicing
law who consume thirty grains of
morphia every day.
The testimony before the referee
has been of so conflicting a charac
ter that itis doubtful whether the
court will support the constitution
ality of the new law. Ir, has been
argued, with some ingenuity, that
under the new law, as untie r the old,
the punishment is death, which is
not a cruel or unusual 'punishment,
and that the mode of inflicting death
does not enter into the cohetiUitioual
question at all. If the court had
taken this view of the subject it
would hardly have sent the case to
a referee to ascertain by testimony
whether execution by electricity is a
"cruel and unusual punishment.'?
The appellant has' unquestionably
made a much stronger case than was
expected in advance, and the result
is awaited with considerable interest
The investigation has had the fur
ther effect of confirming an impres
sion already widely prevalent, that
anything whatever may be proved by
CONCOllD, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1889.
MIam Emma Eninew,
THE NEW AMERICAN SINGER.
The great event of the musical
season in Paris has been the debut at
the Grand Opera of our country
woman, Miss Emma Eames. This
young lady was born at Boston, and
had the great advantage of having a
mother who was a good amateur
musician. When she discovered that
her , daughter was gifted with a
splendid Voice she took great care in
training it, and later on carried her
to Paris, where she was placed iu the
hands of that distinguished teacher,
Madame- Marchesi, with whom she
inade rapid progre63. Her musical
education finished sho went to Brus
sels, hoping to make a debut in that
city. Several times she might have
appeared in minor roles, but the
famous director of the Conservatoire
of .Brussels, M. Gwaerf, dissuaded
her,' saying that she ought to make
her debut as a prima donna and no
thing -else. -She was then engagec
at one hundred dollars a month at
the Opera Comique in Paris, where
she waited month after month,
learning now this opera and now
that one, working all the time but
tin flifinm nf cincrinrr w.ia orivnn )irr
I -'a'"e e,v"
At last her contract was cancelled,
, , . , ,
and she signed an agreement with
ithc' (,r:llul Opera, where she made
i ner nrsc appearance as ".J uneiie in
,, ' , T ir
uounou s nomeo ami .juueiie. ner
debut was triumphant. The fresh-
J noss of her voire was only equalled
I by the excellence of her method and
and her splendid actintr. As for her
j beauty there was but one opinion th
next morning. All the papers spoke
of her with enthusiasm, and Miss
Eames was immediately adopted as
the charming idol of the Parisian
musical public. She is tall, slender
well-proportioned, very supple and
lithe in her movements, and carries
herself with a queenly elegance. She
has a beautiful American head, fine,
pure ami clear-cut UKe a cameo,
crowned with a mass of brown, crisp
hair ; her eves are blm-grav and her
complexion i simply admirabl
America may well be proud of the
new debutante, who is destined to
become a splendid star in the operatic
How a Italeitfh Grutlcumii Lost Ills
. Corn Crop.
Somt things may Ik bad, yet fun
ny. This is a very funny thing.
Some' days ago Mr. W. C. Stronach
found in his .immense grocery store
a lot of Bologna sausage which was
not like it was when it first arrived
in fact Mr. Stronach's conscience
would not 'permit him to put it out
to his customers, but there was so
mu$h of HVhe sighed to think of it,
he sighed to think of throwing it all
away. Finally the happy thought
struck hini that ho might make fer
tilizer of it. He had it hauled home,
and put some around every stalk in
his favorite and most luxuriant corn
patch. Having done this he doubt
less congratulated himself on the
scheme of making useful what seem
ed to be worthless. But the eud was
not yet.' Six colored families live in
the vicinity of the corn patch.
Every family owns from four to
six dogs of all varieties and sizes.
Every, morning those dogs get to
gether, by- common consent, and
either catch a rabbit or scare one
nearly to death. They got after one
yesterday morning and the poor, terror-stricken
"molly" ran through the
corn patch in desperation. The dogs
came in after her in high, uproarious,
eager glee. But there was a sudden
hush. The hare stopped in aston
ishment and wondered if it was pos
sible the dogs didn't want her. They
had smelled that Bologna sausage
around the roots of the corn stalks
and began to scratch for it; and they
got it, but they tore the corn all
down just ruined the patch. And
how those dogs think that there is
Bologna sausage under every corn
stalk that grows, and they make
nightly raids into surrounding fields
aud tear down several acres of corn.
There. arc some direiul. rumors
;afl.oat to the effect that dog hide will
be cheap in this section pretty soon.
Curiosities of tit Pntcnt Oftlce.
There have been. 300 patents
granted for the . slot-machines anid
200 are pending. . , , , , i
The canuou plough is a presuma
bly convenient . implement, for .enb-
soiling and warfare on the front let,
for as the. plough-beam is hollow and
joaued, it cau easily b wheeled and
fired, killing .the, Indians. or( the
horses whichever . happens, to be in
pie way ; but the, ( sam inspired
genius has patenteel the pistol pocket
book; when the innocent and-uu-suspecting
burglar, asks yon for
your pocketbook, you carelessly take
It out and empty its contents into
his abdomen. .
There is a claim in the Patent
Office for a patent on, the Lord's
Prayer the specification bing that
the repetition of the same, "rapidly
and in a loud tone of voice," .will
Among odd inventions are " chick
en hopples," which walk the chicken
right out of the gardeu when she
tries to scratch the " bee moth ex
cluder," which automatically shuts
up all the beehives when the hens
go to roost; the "tapeworm fish
hook." which speaks for itself : ihe
"educational balloon," a. toy ballbon.!
wuu a map oi uie worm ouiiineu on
its surface; "siife-hill annihila'o"j"
stilts to fit on the down-hill legs
of a horse when he is plowing along
a side hill ; and the " hen surpriser,"
a device that drops the new-laid egg
through the bottom of the nest, with
tne intent to beguile and wheedle
the hen into at once laying another.
One of the latest patents is an
automatic bathtub, which starts the
hot and cold water at a given mo
ment in the morning to which it
has been set, maintains exactly the
right temperature of it by gradual
ing the How of the water, rings a
bell when all is ready, and two
minutes later suddenly drops the
sleeper's pillow about a foot and
turns him out.
The " illuminated cat " was devised
by a genius. She is built of paste
board and made luminous with
phosphorus, and she sits in the cor
ner the live-long night, and fills the
souls of rats and mice with terror.
There is a tremendous activity in
the toy division of the Patent Office,
especially in automatic toys that
can walk and talk. There are
whistling tops, dogs that jump and
bark, cackling hens, kicking mules,
fighting roosters, "very exciting,"
the patentee casually remarks; fun
ning cars and locomotives, a scissors-
grinder, a horse that walks naturally
along the ground, aud a baby that
creeps on all fours with wonderful
vraisemblance. Washington Corres
pondence Cleveland Plain Dealer.
ThoroDgblj Recognised. ,
San Francisco Argonaut.
A Virginian was showir-g a com
pany of Northern meii over a battle
field, when one of them' said1: "I
am reminded of an incident' which
occurred here I had charge of a
gun over there near Fort Morton.
One Sunday, while there was no
firing going on and we were all
loafing about, I saw a man come
over the hill by the cemetery and
down across this slope toward the
rear of the Confederate lines. 1 His
comfortable and serene manner-ir
ritated me. I determined to sod how:
close I could come to ' hitnj and we
all chuckled at the idea of scaring
the life out of him. I took good
aim and landed a shot about six feet
from him. You ought to have seen
him jump. He was the most de
moralized Jonuy Keb you ever saw.
How he did run, and how we laughed
to see him." ,
". So 'you are the man that fired
that shot, are you ?" said the Vir
ginian. "Yes; do you know. -any
thing about it ? Well, yes, I think"
I do," was the reply. " I was the
fellow you shot at. I was a lad
coming with something for my
father, who was in the works. I
didn't suppose there was a Yankee
fool enough or mean enough to shoot
a cannon at one little fellow carry
ing grub to his -father. But you
don't exaggerate the 6car& I didn't
grow another .inch in a year.
m ; .
Making Up fok It. " Please,
sir, give me a stamp," she said at
the post-office window the other day.
"Here it is, little girl," said the
clerk as he raked in the two pennies
and passed it out.
She took it and walked directly to
the mailing boxes and dropped it
into one of the slits.
"Here what did you do that
for ?" called the clerk.' ' !
" Please, sir, but I dropped a letter
in yesterday without auy stamp on
it, and that'-e to make up for it."
Detroit Free Press. (
The post of honor ia the posf of
The t'ulteU Mate Finer.
, At the beginning all was chaos in
the, flag business of the Involution.
Each, colony used its own flag till
the regular armies were formed ;
then' special army flags were used,
and by and by a sort of uniform
became " apparent. " Finally, after
much discussion, the Continental
Congress on the 14th of June, 1777,
passed this resolution.
Pesolved, That the flag of the
United States be thirteen stripes al
ternate , red and white; that the
union be thirteen stars, white, in a
blue field, representing a new con
stellation. This was' confirmed by the first
congress, under the constitution, but
the( admission iuto the Union, after
the establishment of the present
government,, of Vermont and-'Ken-tncky
as new states caused the num
ber of stars and stripes to be increased
to fifteen eacli, and the subsequent
addition of five other States led to
the following enactment, which is
yet in force, approved on the 4th of
' An act to establish the flag of the
United States.- '
Be it enacted by the senate and
house oi representatives of the-United
"States of America in congress
assembl6d,:jThat' f rom and after " the
Uthay;ff Jaly-flext the flag of the
United States be thirteen horizontal
stripes, alternate red and white ; that
the union be twenty stars, white in a
bin field: ' ' ;
:Sec.'-2. Arul. be it future enacted,
That on the admission of every new
state into the Union one star be
added to the nniou of the 'flag ; and
that such addition shall take effect
on the 4th .day of July then next
succeeding such admission.
So their really isn't much law on
.the subject, aud if you want to use
a flag with only, the original thir
teen stars on it, no one's patriotic
feelings will br hurt. And where
ever an American sees this gloricus
ensign of his country, the stripes
recall to 1m mind the birth of the
republic, with the events that sur
rounded it; the star suggests its
wonderful development in size, iu
resources and in power; and, in
homage to the national grandeur
and protective authority which it
represents, wherever he beholds it
whether in mid-ocean at the head of
a passing ship, or waved aloft in the
streets of foreign lands he lifts
his hat to it with a patriotic feeling
of filial love and pride.
A liEMAKKABLE Dream. Belief
in dreams has received new adherents
in Lincoln county, Me., owing to
some strange circumstances attend-
the finding of the body of El-
Thc account is given
by the Bath Times as fellows : For
three or four days three or four
hundred people had been diligently
scouring the woods and examining
the. ponds', in the vicinity, when a
brother-in-law of the missing man
in whose care Call's motherless child
had been left, dreamed that he had
found the body of Call drowned
under a bridge. After telling his
wife' and others" of his dream he
started to follow lown;a creek not
far from his farm, oyer which his
dream had located a bridge. Upon
arriving1 in Dresdeti1 he sought his
intimate friend and'ftrother-in-law,
Mr. 'Bowman Myers, -and' they both
made their 'way to' the little stream
from a directly1 contrary direction
from Call's home, and under the old
country road stone. bridge,, so old
that old people say that it was built
before their; time,1 they found the
Babies in California." At
one time a woman could hardly wglk
through the streets of San Fraucisco
without hating: every O6 pause to
gaze on her, and a child was so rare
that once in a theatre in the same
city where a woman had ! taken her
infant, when it began to cry . just as
the Orchestra began to play, a man
in the pit cried out, Stop thoae fid
dles and let the baby cry. I haven't
heard such a noise for ten years.'
The audience applauded this Benti
meut, the orchestra 6topped and the
baby continued its performance amid
, u Can't," is a humbug and a ntrs
Be loyal to death to thos J who have
Wishes at least are the easy pleas
ures of the poor.
You believe that easily which you
hope, for earnestly.
The only disadvantage of an hon
est heart is credulity.
; ,When there is room in the heart
there ia room in the house.
' Charity and personal force are the
only investments worth anything.
Gov. Beaver, of Pennsylvania, has
received 180, sent by the Sultan of
Turkey for the benefit of the Johns
r v r
WHOLE NO. 8 1.
A Funny Incident.
A funny incident happened re
cently on the Providence division of
the Old Colony railway, says a Bos
ton letter to the New York Tribune.
A large, raw-boned, good-natured
man entered the car as the train held
up at the lioxbury station. The car
was crowded and people were stand
ing. The new-comer stopped sud
denly beside a seat which was occu
pied by a young lady, who was buried
in a novel, and beside her reposed a
pet pug dog. The other passengers
had stood from Boston to this point
without protesting, but the latest
arrival took in the situation at a
glance and said mildly:
" Miss, I would like to sit down, if
. '1 The seat is engaged." -"By
"Has the dog a ticket?"
No answer. . . . . .
" Oh, I'm sorry he hasn't a ticket,
because I'll have to bounce him off
And without a moment's hesitation
the dog was lifted fcy the nape of
the neck to the window and dropped
to the ground and the vacant seat
was taken by the stranger.. The
young woman was paralyzed for a
moment. The train was only mov
ing slowlyas it left Roxbury and
the pug was not harmed, scampering
on for dear life. His mistress, as
soon as she grasped the situation,1
screamed to the approaching con-
ductor to stop the engine so that she
might recover her pet. The con
ductor was soon informed as to the
cause of the sensation and quietly
told the young woman that ahe
might get off at the next station if
she wished to and hunt for the dog.
She did so, to the delight of the
The Boston Boy; at Prayer.
There is a smart little boy of the
Listener's acquaintance whose memo
ry ia a good deal like his trourers'
pocket a receptacle for all sorts of
odds and ends which are retained
with no little pertinacity but in more
or less picturesque disorder. Things
pop up now and then in an odd way.
The other night tbis little boy un
dertook to say his prayers before
going to bed. He began all right
" Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep ;
If I should "
Here he " got stuck " for a mo
ment, and seemed to be groping
around for the remainder of the
lines. And then, all at once, he
" If I should chance to fall below
Demosthenes or Cicero,
I pray the Lord my soul to take ! "
Concerning Garters. It is con
sidered bad luck to lose a garter, it
being the foreboding of a greater
loss that of a sweetheart or friend.
No part of a woman's dress is said
to have such power iu changing luck
as her garters. They should never
be left knotted together or thrown
carelessly about, either representing
enemies who will annoy her.
If a young lady sleeps in a strange
bed she should tie her garters about
the headboard somewhere, at the
same time reciting these lines:
This knot I knit, this knot I tie,
To see my love as lie goes by.
Then she will dream of her sweet
heart : To make it sure she must tie
her garter around the bed poet nine
times. Leisure Hours.
The stepping-stones to success are
The Distriok of Columbia has a
debt of $20,142,050.
The Lutheran Church has been
totally (suppressed in Russia.
A man mad with whiskey natu
rally uses intemperate language.
Charleston had a slight shock of
earthquake on the night of the 11th'
People who are disposed to com
plain never find a lack of subjects.
If you should escape the censure
of others, hope not to escape your
The man who makes the fewest
words go furthest is the telegraph
A man in Harney Valley, Ne
braska, has been arrested for stealing
a frame house. .
The Federal Court in New York
has appointed Mr. Cleveland referee
in an action involving $30,000.
Electricity is visible only when
it comes in the form of lightning,
and then ia zig-zags, in place of go
The Monte Carlo gambling hell
is a great success. The profits for
three months are estimated at four
millions. A new aud elegant trap
is to be erected at a cost of two
hundred thousand dollars. And yet
the earth under Monte Carlo is
THE STA11 DARD.
WE DO ALL KINDS OF
jYEA tes t ma jyjyek
THE LOWEST RATES.
ODDS AND ENDS.
A lie is black even if it is a white
The " watermelon center " of the
world is Quitman, Ga.
l The American silver dollar first
made its appearance in 1794.
A three-legged alligator was shot
the other day near Albany, Ga.
The first shoe was patented in
1811, by two Massachusetts men.
Conemaugh is pronounced Kou-e-maw
with accent on the first sylla
ble. An earthly treasure A rich hus
band, whom his widow has just bu
ried. Kind words never die ; but they
frequently stay a long time from
The flood damaged the property of
Pennsylvania to the extent of $44,
220,000. Man, with all his wisdom, never
knows who is his best friend as well
as a baby.
The rattles off rattlesnakes fetch $1
a string in the Bnake centers of
Those who lived on vanity must,
not unreasonably, expect to die of
That action is best which procures
the greatest happiness for thi great
In the North buds have a covering
of air-tight scales, but do not have
them in the South.
Of all the evil spirits abroad at
this hour in the world insincerity is
the most dangerous.
There is a man in Hart County
Ga., who spells his entire name with
two letters, Bob Bobo. .
Four new comets have been dis
covered by the . astronomers. This
means a good crop jear.
John Lawes, the heaviest man in
America, died in Elmird, N.Y., last
week. He weighed G10.
It takes three hundred men to
harvest the wheat crop of one ranch
in Colusa county, Cal.
A hairless calf ia owned by Mr.
Frceland, of Howe Township,
Dauphin County, Penn.
The dragon fly can devour a
dozen flies or spiders, and then its
own body, and the head still alive.
The cattle industry of the United
States represents the immense capi
tal of one billion two hundred mil
It ia industry more than birth that
lifts a boy up in the world. A boot
black may shine in society if he will
stoop to conquer.
Ouly the refined and delicate
pleasures that spring from research
and education can build up barriers
between different ranks.
I think it must somewhere be writ
ten, that the virtues of mothers shall,
occasionally, be visited on their chil
dren, as well as the sins of fathers.
Some horses are full of life and
mettle, and want to prance and
neigh and snuff the battle afar off;
Others seem satisfied to drag carts
all their lives.
The law of Wisconsin requires
that all logs put into water shall be
marked. Just as cattle are marked
on the plains, s that every one will
know his own.. ....
Incivility is not a vice of the soul,
but the effect of several vices of
vanity, ignorance of duty, laziness,
stupidity, distraction, contempt of
others and jealousy.
. : Among the Chinese, should the
lily blossom on New Year's Day, it
is regarded as a most happy omen,
presaging the best of luck to the
fortunate owner of the plant.
Warden Toner, of the New Castle
(Del.) jail, has received a bushel of
plug tobacco for distribution among
the'prisoners. The donor signs him
self : " One who has been there."
Up to 1884 the English Fostoffice
had issued 31,302,000,000 postage
stamps. That would cover 37C2
square miles, and would reach to the
moon and back if placed end to end.
One Dr. Thenious, of Vienna, has
invented a process by which he de
clares that good heavy sole leather
can be made from the wood of old
red beech trees. He has applied for
A chick or partridge runs around
looking for its meat as soon as it has
shaken itself loose from its liviDg
prison, but an owlet does not for a
month or more know which foot to
put out first.
The Duke of Portland has decided
to devote all his past and future
iunings on the turf to the erection
and endowment of almshouses for
the poor of Welbeck. The scheme
originated with the duchesg.