-PUBLISHED IS CONCORD.
WE BO-XLh KINDS OF
CONTAINS MOKE READING
MATTER THAN ANY OTHER
TAPER IN THIS SECTION.
I'M CLE JAKE'S KEHJIOX.
Wherein certain orthodox principles
arc inculcated which may account for the
darkey's partiality for the hen -roost.
Text ; Exodus, 22d chapter, 1st and 3d
" My friends, I'se gwine ter preach terday
Out ob de Good Book.whar It say,
Kf enny nigger steals er sheep,
While dc ole Massa am ersleep,
Er steals a lamb out ob de flocks,
Er runs off wid de white man's ox.
Furebry sheep he steals he mus'
(Jib four sheep back, an' it am Jus
Pe same wid oxes, 'ceptin' four
Ain't quite ernuff, it takes one more
Ter wipe erway dat nigger's sin
An make things straight wid him agin.
" Hut ef dat nigger am not got
Pe shceps and oxes, an' kinnot
Pay back de intruss whar he owe
Vntoo de Lord fur doin' so ;
Pey do dat nigger like I saw
Pc white folks do befo' de war ;
Pey puts dat nigger on de Mock '"v.
An' bids erwhlle, an den dey knock
Put nigger down to hies' bid,
Jes like de ole slave-massa did. :
Yes, sah, dey sells you fur ter pay
Fur shceps an' oxes you took erway.
' So, niggers, you had better min'
How you go 'round at night, er tryin'
Like some ole sneaking, red-tailed fox
Tit "'teal de white man's sheep an' ox ;
Fur you is sartin ter be caught,
An' by some white mam ter be bought
An' t-cnt off ter de cotton patch,
Pc las' man ob you, In er batch.
' Hut I f o sarched all f roo de chapter whar
I read you, but dar am not dar,
"ur am dar in dis blessed book,
One word erbout er chickin coop ;
S ef you nigger's bound ter steal,
Pe same as pig3 is bound ter squeal,
You'd better try de white man's hen
An' let his sheep erlone, fur den
Six months is all you git an' save
Yocfs frum bcin' white men's slave."
Geo. IIinks Gorman.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 20, '9.
Jackson's Child Dead.
.If KS. (HRISTIAX DIES OF FEVER.
To lie Interred Benitle Her Father.
INTERESTING SKETCH OF HER LIFE.
Died, Friday morning, August 30th, at
6 o'clock, Jvua Thomas, wife of William
Edmund Christian, and only daughter of
(Jen. Thomas Jonathan and Mary Anna
Morrison Jackson, in the twenty-seventh
year of her age.
This simple announcement will
Bend a thrill of profound sorrow and
regret through every Southern heart
Not only in the immediate neighbor
hood of her life and death, among
those who have known and loved her,
but throughout the length and
breadth of the Southern States, will
the death of Stouewall Jackson's
only daughter bring a pang of heart
felt grief. Borne away in the flower
of her youth, from all the ties that
make life sweet and precious, loving
and beloved, her early death, with a
life full of promise before her, adds
bitterness to the cup of sorrow.
HER LAST ILLNESS.
About three weeks ago, Mrs.
Christian was taken sick with a
malignant type of typhoid fever, at
her home on West Trade street. The
buttle for life was bravely fought
with an inherited fortitude, and it
wa3 not until Tuesday evening that
her recovery was pronounced hope
less. The tidings that she was dyiug
6pread through the city like wildfire,
and on all sides were to be heard
solicitous inquiries concerning her
condition. Everything that skill
and patience and love could do to
preserve life was done in vain. She
expired at six o'clock Friday mor
ning without a struggle. Mrs. Chris
tian wa3 conscious to the last. The
day before she died was the first
birthday anniversary of her baby,
and even in her extreme illness she
remembered the event. The baby
was brought in at her request, and
she kissed it and blessed it, even as
her illustrious father, when on his
death bead, was cheered by her
smiling baby face, and called her
" Little Darling."
All day long, as she lay dead in a
grief-stricken house, throngs of
grieving friends and relatives came
to take a last view of the departed,
and to offer consolation and sympa
thy to the afflicted mother and hus
band. The house was filled with
flowers, tokens of affection from
sympathizing friends. Over the
mantel, Id the room in which 6he
lay enclosed in a beautiful casket,
was a painted portrait of the immor
tal Jackson, with his martial insigina
upon him. Directly underneath was
a picture of a fair bride, his daugh
ter, in bridal costume, wreathed in
lovely flowers. On the door was a
heavy mass of crape, which told of
the grief within.
THE FUNERAL SERVICES.
The funeral services were con
ducted at the First Presbyterian
church Friday afternoon with mili
tary honors. All the stores in the
YOL. II. NO. 34.
city were closed in her honor, and
thousauds came to pay a last tribute
to the memory ofw the dead. Both
sides of Trade street were lined with
people as the funeral procession filed
slowly by. At the head, with slow
and measured thread, marched the
Hornet's Neit Riflemen, with muffled
drum and reversed guns. The flag,
all tattered and torn in Confederate
service, was draped in crape. Fol
lowing the soldiers were the pall
bearers, the hearse, and then carri
ages containing the relatives of the
deceased. Around the church
marched the soldiers, entering at
the near gate. They halted and'
stacked arms in front of the church,
filing in one by one on both sides of
the pulpit. The floral decorations
in the church were magnificent, tn
the midst of vases of the most.beau
tif ul flowers, and covered "with floral
wreaths and crosses, was placed, the
coffin; directly in front of the pulpit.
Behind the pulpit, and stretched out
in all its maguificence, . was the
grand old flag of the Stars and Bars,
the flag in which Stonewall Jackson's
body was wrapped in the last funeral
rites. Shortly before the great sol
dier's death, the congress of the
Confederate States had adopted a
design for their flag, and a large and
elegant model had just been com
pleted, the first ever made, which
was intended to bo unfurled from
the roof of the Capital. This flag
the President of the Confederacy
sent, as the gift of the country, to
be the winding sheet of the corpse.
And thus, the same old flag, the
first of the Confederacy, which had
once enclosed the remaius of the
gallant father, was unfurled once
more to wave over the remains of
his only daughter. The General's
sword lay upon the coffin. Stacks
of arms draped with flowers, around
the coffin, lent impression to the
ceremonies. The church was filled
to overflowing at 6ix o'clock, when,
in a soft mournful strain, the choir
began the services by singing " De
Profundis," "Out of the depths have
I cried unto thee, 0 Lord."
Rev. Edward Mack then offered a
feeling prayer, invoking the benedic
tion of God on the grief stricken
mother and husband, and protection
for the motherless children. After
reading of the first of the nineteenth
Psalm, the choir sang, "Our God,
our help in ages past." Rev. Mr.
Mack chose as the text of his ser
mon Numbers 23:10, "Let me die
the death of the righteous, and let
my last end be like his."
After the final hymn, "How blest
the righteous when they die," Rev.
Mr. Reed pronounced the benediction,
and the long lino of mourners passed
slowly out of the church.
The coffin was carried back to the
home of Mrs. Christian, to await
removal this morning. The pall
bearers were D. II. Hill, Jr., Joseph
Hill, Frank Irwin, Will Graham,
James Osborne, F. B. McDowell,
Gilmer Brenizer and Baxter David
son, all cousins of Mrs. Christian.
The remains were taken to Lexing
ton, Va., Saturday morning, and were
interred there with military hon
ors by the side of Gen. Jackson.
Mrs. Jackson, Mr. Christian, Mrs.
Alfred Morrison,. Misses Sophie
Alexander, Auua Irwin, and Sallie
Davidson, . Col. F. E. : Brown, Dr.
Paul Barrier, J. B. McDowell and
Gilmer Brenizer accompanied the
remains to Lexington.
Mrs. Christian's two little children
will be left in the care of their aunt,
Mrs. J. F. Brown.
SKETCH OF THE DECEASED.
Julia Thomas Jackson was born
in Charlotte, at the home of James
Irwin, November 23rd, 18C2. The
war was then at its height, and her
renowned father was battling in
Virginia for the lost cause, and was
then at the zenith of his power.
"When she was six months old her
mother took her to see her father,
then commanding the Army of
Northern Virginia, and stationed at
Hamilton's Crossing, near Chancel-
lorsville. That was jnst a month
before a stray bullet shattered the
hopes of the Confederacy. During
that visit to the camp she was bap
tized on the tented field, that being
the first time her parents had met
since her birth. After the immortal
Stonewall was wounded on May 3rd,
Mrs. Jackson was summoned to hi3
bedside and carried the infant J ulia
with her. His arm had already been
amputated, and he was, dying, but
his last moments were cheered by
their presence, . On May -10i.h, Me
morial Day, the Sabbath he died,
the laughing babe ,wasr brought in at
his request, and he blessed her as
his " Little Darling:" .
After the soldier's death, Mrs.
Jackson returned to Charlotte to
live, and resided for fifteen years in
the house in which Julia Jackson
died. The early part of her educa
tion was received here under the
instruction of Mrs. Sallie Caldwell
White, and her former teacher and
cla3s-matcs testify in the most affect
ing terms to the loveliness of her
disposition and the saintliness of her
character. At the age of fifteen,
she went to Baltimore and remained
two years at a leading school for
Previous to her marriage, no young
lady of the South received so much
attention and adulation; idolized
wherever she went, she was abso
lutely unspoiled by the admiration,
and ever retained her modesty of
She joined the First Presbyterian
church in this city when fourteen
years old. A year before, in Rich
mond, she was. present at the un
veiling of the celebrated monument
to fcer:f&ther,1,a tribute f rout England
to tne great fcouthern leader. There,
before thousands of old Confederate
sojdiers, who had known and loved
her father, she was brought forward,
a timid, modest girl, and presented
as Stonewall Jackson's daughter.
Her presence called forth the wildest
cheers the old rebel yell in memory
of the brilliant leader.
She was married on the 2d of
Jane, 1885, to William Edmund
Christian at Rev. Moses D. Hoge's
church iu Richmond. They went to
St Paul, Minnesota, and then sought
the milder climate of San Diego,
California. There her two children,
Anna, aged three, and Thomas Jack
son, whose first birthday was Thurs
day, were born.
Just before Christmas of last year
Mr. and Mrs. Christian returned to
Charlotte, and have resided since
that time in their former residence
on West Trade street. Young, happy
and beloved, blessed with a devoted
husband, lovely children, and hosts
of friends, her life was full of a
promise of usefulness. Cut short
by the fatal typhoid in the outset of
her career, she will long be remem
bered as the Daughter of the South,
to whom the Christian hero's last
smile was given.
The Dread Vuknown.
Detroit Free Press.
A patrolman on Rivard street came
along to a grocery on his beat about
11 o'clock the other night aud found
a large watermelon on the platform,
while leaning against a post a short
distance away was an aged colored
man. The street was deserted, and
the officer could not understand
what kept the melon and the negro
"Isn't that a temptation to you ?"
he asked the man.
"I dun reckon it is, boss. I'ze bin
lookin' at dat mellyun fur de last
"And why didn't you take it ?"
. "Bekase, sah, I'ze had some 'spe
rience wid white folks in my time.
Might possibly be dat de grocer dun
forgot to take dat mellyon in when
he closed up, but it's a good deal mo'
possibler dat he poured in a dose of
jalap an' left it out yere to be walked
"But how are you going to know?"
"Dat's what makes my heart ache,
boss. If de mellyon ar' all right,
den I'ze lost a golden opportunity.
If it's bin dosed, den I hain't bin
played fur a sucker. ,. It's de onsar
tinty dat's kept me around yere till
my knees ache an' I feels like havin'
At midnight the other night a
patrolman, found a man lying on the
grass under a tree in the Randolph
street park, and he aroused him
"Come, mister, no one is allowed
to sleep here."
"But I have a good excuse," re
plied the man.
"What is it?"
"See that house over there ? Well,
please do me the favor to go and ring
the bell and ask if William Dockery
is at home."
The officer ascended the steps and
rang the bell. A head was thrust
out of an open chamber window and
a female voice demanded:
"Now who is there ?"
: "Madam," replied the officer, "is
William Dockery at home ?"
"No'sir, and I don't expect him
until daylight !" snapped the woman,
and, at the same moment a bowlful
of.i,water descended on the officer's
head and half, drowned him.
?Well," saidthe man on the grass,
as the dripping officer came up,
"you see how it is, don't yon ?" I'm
Dockery. That's Mrs. Dockery. "
"I think I see," replied the officer.
"You can remain right where you
Steamships six hundred feet long
will soon be common.
CONCORD, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6,
Robert Lowry, Governor of Mis
sissippi, was born in Chesterfield
District, South Carolina, March 9 th,
1831. When less than three years
of age his father, Col. Robt Lowry,
moved to Tishomingo county, Miss.,
and afterwards to Raleigh, Smith
county. While yet a lad his uncle,
Judge James Lowry, requested his
brother to let his son Robert live
with him. Robert entered the store
of his uncle as salesman and collec
tor. But at the age of seventeen he
commenced business on his own ac
count. While at this period of his
life he was considered a little wild,
though sober and generous to a fault,
characteristics that have ever since
distinguished him. At the age of
twenty he married Miss Maria Miller
Gammage, a beautiful girl, the
daughter of the late B. V. Gammage,
of Jasper county.
In politics he was a Whig, and
cast his first vote for that party. At
the outbreak of the war Robert
Lowry enlisted as a private, but on
the organization of the Sixth Mis
sissippi Regiment he was elected
major, with his life-long friend, Z.
Y. Thornton, as colonel. At the
battle of Shiloh Col. Thornton aud
Maj. Lowry were both wounded and
the regiment suffered a greater loss
than any other command on either
side. The Sixth Regiment was in
Gen. Pat Cleburne's brigade, and the
following is an extract from his re
port of the battle :
"The Sixth Mississippi and the
Twenty-third Tennessee charged
through the encampment of the
enemy. The line was necessarily
broken by the standing tents. Under
a terrible fire much confusion fol
lowed. The Twenty-third Tennessee
was rallied about one hundred yards
in the rear. Again and again the
Sixth Mississippi, unaided, charged
the enemy's line, and it was only
when the regiment had lost three
hundred in killed and wounded cut
of an aggregate of 425 that it yielded
and retreated in disorder over its own
dead and dying. It would be useless
to enlarge npon its courage and de
votion. The facts as recorded speak
louder than any words of mine."
After the re-election of Col. Thorn
ton, and before he had recovered
from his wounds, he retired from
the army and was succeeded by Col.
Lowry, who continued to command
the regiment until he was promoted
brigadier-general. His service was
in the Army of Tennessee, and con
stitutes a part of the history of the
Immediately after the war Gen.
Lowry resumed the practice of the
law, in which he was interrupted by
the outbreak of hostilities, aud con
tinued to do a large and lucrative
practice before and after his second
election as senator for Rankin and
Smith counties. After serving one
session in the Senate he resigned, and
again resumed the practice of his
profession. It was during this ses
sion of the Legislature that he was
appointed by Gov. Humphries, with
Col. Giles M. Hillyer as his colleague,
commissioners to visit President
Johnson in the interest of a pardon
for ex-President Davis. Gen. Lowry,
as is well known, would not accept
the reasons assigned for the further
detention of Mr. Davis, but insisted
with force and eloquence on his re
lease, which was subsequently ef
fected. In the meantime Gov. Lowry
had become identified with every
effort to redeem and disenthrall
Mississippi, and in every canvass his
voice was heard all over - the State
against the rule of the carpet
bagger. In 1877 he was prominently men
tioned for Governor, and led the
race, and was only defeated by a
combination of all the weakly can
didates. In 1881 he was not a can
didate, but was finally nominated as
a compromise between other aspi
rants. His administration was so
able, wise, conservative and satisfac
tory that he was unanimously re
nominated in 1885 for another term
of four years. He is emphatically
a man of the people, and when he
retires from the executive office it
will be with the popular plandit,
" Well done, good and faithful servant."
Attention, Farmers !
THE COTTON CROP AMD NITI'I.Y
An Addreiw to the Order nt I.nrco hy
C. A. Macuno,
PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL FAR
MERS' ALLIANCE AND CO OPE
i RATIVE UNION OF AMERICA.
"There is great necessity just at
this time for a thorough understand
ing on the part of every cotton
grower of the exact plans and meth
ods of the Alliance for wrapping,
handling, aud selling the crop now
about to be placed on the market.
Every member of the Alliance aud
Union in the cotton-growing States
is pledged by the action taken at the
last session of the National body to
co-operate in selling the crop, and
they are expected to carry out such
obligation by holding themselves in
readiness to obey the instructions of
the National cotton committee at a
moment's notice. This shows the
necessity of a perfect understanding
and the importance of complete har
mony of action.
It is no secret in commercial cir
cles that the markets of the world
have not for several years been so
poorly stocked with manufactured
cotton goods at this season of the
year, and it is also known that the
mills are in possession of very little
cotton from which to manufacture.
The stock of cotton on the markets
at the various ports is generally of
the less desirable grades and styles.
New York, for example, is said to
have ten or fifteen thousand bales of
cotton of such an inferior quality
that no person desires it, and it is
kept there as a menace to the future
dealer who would attempt to exact
delivery on a purchase of futures.
The visible supply of last year's crop
i3 reported about 300,000 bales short
of two years ago, but when the char
acter of the supply and the certainty
of a greater demand by the mills is
taken into consideration, the defi
ciency, it is fair to conclude, is at
least double that amount, or 000,
000 bales. The crop is not as lurge
as has been reported. Besides the
worms in some sections, they have
had too much rain in many places
east of the Mississippi. In Texas
the crop, reported at 2,000,000, will
scarcely reach 1,500,000 bales, on
account of excessive rains damaging
cotton in the bottoms in places, fol
lowed by drought in sections. Alto
gether the outlook for total crop is
no better than at this time in 1SS7.
The farmers of this country will
soon have in their possession about
six millions of bales of cotton, which,
if they received pay for the labor ex
pended in proportion to that received
by teachers, doctors, lawyers, mer
chants, insurance men, and bankers,
will have cost them about 50 cents
per pound ; but if they only receive
pay for their labor at the same rates
paid such skilled labor as carpenters
and other tradesmen their cotton
would probably cost them 20 cents
per pound or $100 per bale, making
the six million bales worth $600,000,
000. Of course no such price can
be realized. It is simply cited as no
more than just, if it could be ob
tained. But the world demands this
six million bales of cotton for imme
diate consumption, and must have
it That is to say, the mills must,
at the lowest estimate, have five hun
dred thousand bales of cotton per
month for the next twelve months.
There are two ways in which the cotton-growers
may turn it over to the
First, make all the haste possible
to dump the whole pile into the
hands of the speculators before it
goes up (as it always does later in
the season), and thereby enable such
speculators to dribble it out to the
mills at the rate of five hundred
thousand bales per month, at an ad
vance of from $7 to $15 per bale, or
say a probable average of $S per
bale, or $48,000,000 on the lot.
Second, having developed a short
interest, keep it short throughout
the year by only selling each month
what the mills will actually need,
and by that course secure to the far
mer that $48,000,000, even if no
higher prices ensued than the specu
lators would have made. Surely the
latter plan must commend itself to
It was estimated by a high au
thority several years ago (in 1882)
that the demand of the world actu
ally required 7,000,000 bales of cot
ton every year! Now, if the increased
demand be only 10 per cent, the de
mand would be 7,700,000 bales, while
this crop is only 6,800,000, leaving
a deficiency of 900,000 bales.
In view of all this it is evidently
greatly to the interest of the cotton-
grower to be in no hurry to sell his
cotton. This is a year in which all
can well afford to wait for and govern
themselves by the instructions from
the cotton committee, which has the
matter in charge. Why this undue
haste to get the first cotton wrapped
and sold as early as possible ? Such
a course i3 evidently to the interest
of some one, but not to that of the
planter. Some men seem to deem it
very important that they get bagging
at ouce and sell their cotton. There
are two classes of men who are de
lighted to see this sentiment, and
who are interested in encouraging
it, and these are, first, the jute men,
who desire auything to beat cotton
bagging, and use this as a prize to
induce some men to use burlap or
Dundee cloth ; and second, the cotton
men who have sold the cotton Bhort
and must' have cotton to fill their
contracts. These two classes are
deeply interested m anything that
will induce the planter to sell at
once. The cotton man who has sold
short wants to fill before the rise,
and the jute man wants to crowd
the farmer to sell before he can get
cotton bagging. There is another
class of men who are terribly fright
ened lest the farmer will not sell his
cotton in time to pay his merchant
early enough for the merchant to
meet his maturing obligations on
time, and as a consequence they
claim that any delay in selling on
the part of the farmers will bank
rupt all the merchants in the country.
They forget that the farmer has for
several years been accommodating
the merchant by turning his cotton
loose as soon as gathered, regardless
of price, until now the stomach
argument is compelling him to look
after his own financial interests, and
for once to be just before he is so
generous. Be just to himself, his
wife, and his children before being
generous to the poor merchant The
merchant who is a friend to him will
be glad to assist him to hold until
such time as he can get the best
price, aud will not join in with his
enemies and try to make him sur
reuder to the jute man and the
gambler in futures.
It would probably be best for the
cotton-grower if he were irrevocably
pledged to use cotton bagging and
the mills made it so slowly that it
would require till August, 1890, to
make enough to cover the crops,
But such is not the case. The mills
have the capacity to make enough
to cover the crop by February, and
it is not likely that members of the
order will market near all the crop
by that time.
The National Cotton Committee
will meet in Atlanta, Ga., on the 2Sth
of August, and immediately there
after the whole order will be apprised
as to the avenues and methods by
which the National committee will
transmit instructions as to selling
throughout the season to State agents,
who, iu turn, will communicate to
Brethren should get together in
the subordinate organizations and
compare notes, and such as have
obligations that must be met before
the cotton can be sold should be
assisted by those who are able, so
that each sub-Alliance or Wheel act
as a unit to hold every bale of its
cotton to the proper time. Mer
chants to whom indefinite obliga
tions and crop mortgages will fall
due should be notified early of the
purposes of the order in the premises,
so that they may prepare and assist
in the effort
The question of tare is beyond the
reach of Liverpool and American
cotton exchanges, and must be solved
finally by justice. The mills want
to buy cotton and not bagging and
ties, aud whenever they learn that
the white bales contain ten pounds
more cotton than the brown bales,
they will certainly pay about one
dollar per bale more for them, and
when a buyer can always sell a white
bale for about a dollar more than a
brown bale he will soon be compelled
to make that difference in his pur
chases. This is plain, because two
bales each, weighing 500 pounds, if
one be iu jute and the other in cot
ton, will not contain the same amount
of cotton. The cotton-wrapped bale
will contain about ten pounds the
In conclusion, it is suggested that
every member who has not placed
his order for cotton bagging do so as
soon as possible, and then make his
arrangements to meet his obligations
without selling his cotton, so that he
may have plenty of time to wait,
not only for the cotton bagging, but
after that comes, to wait for instruc
tions from the National Cotton
Committee. Demand on every sale
the eight pounds premium over the
actual weight of the bale, unless the
price is based on cotton as the stan
WHOLE NO. 86.
dard and jute is docked eight pounds 5
In that case the premium could not
be claimed, but when jute is the
standard and the gross weight of a
bale wrapped in cotton is 500 pounds,
it should be settled for as 508 pounds.
Stick to cotton bagging. There
is plenty of time for it before the
spinners come after your cotton.
C. W. Macune.
Farm, Field and Stockman
Keep away from that saloon, boys.
It is a bad place for you. Some
things you can see, others you can
not Beer, whiskey, cigars, candy
and sometimes fruits and nuts are
seen. These are seen where the win
dows are clear, and somebody cleans
the handle of that big front door.
There is another room where papers
are provided for reading, and games
played for checks, redeemable at the
counter in the outer room. This
may be all you will see if you go in
there a few time3 ; but by-and-by
you will see a grinning, dull-eyed
creature staring at you from the mir
ror on the wall. Perhaps he will
make his appearance while you are
waiting for more beer, and you will
never think it is a reflection of your
self. There is poverty, disgrace and
death Bold over that counter, paid
for often in money which should buy
bread for starving ones.
Yet this is an elegant saloon, fur
nished in palatial style, brilliantly
lighted and regaled with music. The
evil spirit seems to have spent his
greatest cunning in disguising the
horrors of intemperance. Boys will
go into such a saloon who would
not think of going into a common
drinking cellar. But thousands who
have taken their first glass in such
a saloon have ended in the lowest
groggeries. Boys, do not do as they
have done. Don t exchange your
good thoughts, your bright hopes
for intoxicating drink. Don't shor
ten half your life and make the
other half contemptible. Lave as
God intended you should live. If
you begin to drink, no matter how
small the quantity or how weak the
quality, you cannot tell where you
will stop. I read in the paper the
other day of a man serving a life'
sentence in prison for the murder of
a friend. He began to drink as
boy, so little at first he never thought
of danger. When a young man, on
one occasion he drank too much,
and his brain was on fire ; a word an
gered him, he struck a blow which
made him a murderer. In paying
for liquor he paid for his murderous
disposition. It was one of the
things not seen.
My dear boys, as you value your
life and happiness, keep out of that
In the First Place and the
Second Place. A man from Indi
ana called at police headquarters the
other day to make inquiries about
his wife, who had eloped and headed
thi3 way, and whom he believed to
be in the city.
"She ran off with another man,
did she?" queered one of the de
tectives. " Yes, she did."
"Well, don't you think it foolish
to run after her ?"
"Why, she can't love you."
"Well, perhaps not"
"And she'll probably try it again
at the first chance."
"Yes, she may."
"Then why do you follow her ?"
"Wall, in the first place," slowly
replied the man after due reflection,
"she either went off with Hezekiah
Smith, John Tobias, or Erwell Green,
and I kinder want to know which
one it was, and in the next place, I
thought if I found 'em and blustered
right up strong I might git damage
money enough to pay my taxes and
fix up for winter."
There is such a thing as too much
ingenuity in finding excuses. A
prisoner at the bar, who was charged
with stealing a dozen apples from a
poor woman's fruit stand, was cross
examined by the prose-cutting at
"You admit that ycu took this
fruit from the woman's, stock with
out paying her ?"
What did you do that for ?"
" I did't know how much the price
"Then why didn't you ask the
"Oh, ye see, sir, I wuz alluz terri
ble bashful with the ladies."
The court thought such excessive
bashfulness a criminal offense, and
sent the man to jail.
Women of letters are quite partial
to T gowns.
ME A TES T MA NNER
THE LOWEST RATES.
ODDS AND ENDS.
New York city has a debt of $98,-
A cat that will drink beer is one
of the curiosities of Calamet, O.
The only cross-eyed cow is owned
by George Williams, of Comley, O.
'Squire Yeager, of Snowshoe, Pa.,
is seventy-three, and all his hair is
There are thirty-fire thousand
more women than men in the city of
In Para, Brazil, a license to sell
liquor costs $5 ; a license to keep a
school costs $10.
An Ohio man the other day coun
ted up and found that he had been
concerned in 139 lawsuits.
A mule, forty-five years old, does
a little service for a Georgia physi
ciau, who has had him since 1849.
An egg, the shell of which shows
all .the colors of the rainbow, is the
product of an Ellsworth, Me., hen.
A church deacon at Galesburg,
Mich., claims to have a parrot which
will lead a hymn at prayer meeting.
A live turtle was found waddling
around among the mails iu the post
office at Pottsville, Penn., the other
A young man named Leatherers,
of Pittsford, Mich., died from the
effects of drinking maple sap to ex
cess. John Cole, of Lapeer township,
Mich., has a hen which makes a
regular thing of laying 6x81 inch
An Atchinson man, says the Globe,
recently married a widow because
she took such good care of her first
T. II. Davis, of Clarkville, Mo.,
was three times married to the same
woman, his own temper and two di
vorces making this possible.
During a recent storm a stone
weighing eleven pounds dropped
from the clouds into the yard of a
farmer living near Essex, la.
In Burlington, Vt, workmen,
while digging for a new sewer, found
nine skeletons, supposed to be those
of soldiers of the war of 1812.
A young woman at Rincol, Cal.,
has began a suit for $1,500 damages
against a rancher for kisses that she
says were forcibly inflicted upon her
by the defendant.
Mr. Pulve, of North Vineland,
N. J., has eaten an egg every day in
the year for the last half century.
The total consumption up to date
amounts to 1,521 dozen.
It has been computed that the av
erage growth of the finger nail is
one-thirty second of an inch per
week, or a little more than one and
one-half inches per year.
The Russian army will soon be
provided with breech-loading rifles
which will carry a distance of 9,000
feet. Noiseless powder will also be
used in future by the army.
The largest circulation on record
is that attained by the volume,
"Hymns, Ancient and Modern."
Twenty million copies have been sold
in the eighteen years of its existence.
A reporter for a Paris newspaper
entered a den of hyenas to prove
that it did not require any particular
pluck. He was so bitten and torn
that the surgeons doubt if he can
In one of the natural gas towns
the local paper tells of some stirring
experiences that followed its intro
duction. One cook gave her mistress
prompt notice to leave, as she would
never be willing to "cook God's meat
with hell fire."
Under the new constitution of
Japan a debtor is allowed three days'
grace in which to settle a bill. For
merly he could be lugged off to
prison one minute after the bill was
due, and the creditor made it his
business to be on hand.
An old church in Cahokia, 111.,
that was built in 1G84 of cedar logs,
was torn down a few days ago to
make way for a more modern build
ing. There were only two churches
in America at St. Augustine and
Santa Fe that were older.
England gets most of its ice now
from Norway, Scandinavian compe
tition having almost entirely de
stroyed the business of shipping ice
from Boston to England, which was
once very profitable. Ice is sold in
London from 58 to 81 cents per hun
One of the most valuable lots in
in the town ot Huntington, xreuu.,
will always remain unimproved. By
the will of the party who formerly
owned it the building which was
then standing upon it was to be let
rot away, and then a paling fence
was to be put around it and no other
building to be erected.