HE STAH D&RD.
,rl p.MSHKD IN CONCORD -
((.I'AINS MORE READING
M AT rKK THAN ANY OTHER
"j-Ai'KK IN THIS SECTION.
r a.m M iur.(Ts, as sr.r.x
ot A1.KKI AltOVT IX OCR
1 t 13 KT AlllH riOX AI.
ivrlii'- Himseir (hit of Dnnerr, fhf
I tiiior Slnkn Koine C"'"ni"
r!:itmit: The winter set in last
Ku niliT the orphans on Thanks
ig da v.
:v are 28l
patients in the
riy thousand dollars
to pay for a iilly !
The State Chronicle's last issue is
: unusually good one it is history.
Civss and White's doom is sealed.
,i'.,.-;ioe a long time coming.
i hundred and lifty negroes left
Mate for Mississippi la-st Tues-
r.( not pay for the Federal
; : :.nicnt to interfere in Southern
i " i-;'us.
:::i.;;iy was a gloomy day; b:sids
! :' rain no Charlotte Chronicle
Wilmington papers put in their
tramps are tramping aronnd
:te. Since the arrest of sev
tramps are boycotting the
i receipts in Charlotte to
;ii, were 13,578 bales;
. 1.1th 1S80, ,082 bales
s c.OOO yards of carpet to
!lnr of the national house
s --utatives. It takes
there is natch foot among
wi of Rutherfordton has
i ;t :
lie step. A colored "fesii
a row constitute the latest
o was shot and will prcba
; ..-miliar! You very
name of Hayes in
About the onlv
: him. is when "some rooster or
f , !:-; breed is spoken of.
brilliant ana sensible are
M istks of the Charlotte
.Its growing better everv
o. Christian and the old
tmng are a team.
manufacture of salt is a big-
:.l:;;try than many suppose
factory at Syracuse in New
produces annuallv over 12,-
1 (' bushels.
A C'tliiion of two freight trains
..'.it nvd on the Virginia Midland
;iirad last Friday. Both engin
r- and one fireman were killed and
' " nil men seriously ininred. The
ains were running at full speed. I
t"k 1:! hours to clear away the
Tli General Svnod of the Luther
ari Church South, in session at Wil
i a'; irti.'ii this week, elected the fol
1' in c officers: President, Rev. E.
T. Horn, P. I)., of Charleston; Vice
i': Milent, Rev. Frof. W. B. Yonce,
D., of Roanoke College, Va.
tary, Rev. A. L. Crouse, editor
' f i;:e German department of Onr
' :;(h Paper, Va.; and Cap t W. A.
I 1 1 :-r, of Charlotte Male High
'.:i"l, was re-elected treasurer.
r sems that Webster's "Blu
U" is bound to go from the State,
when it is buried, every man
woman in the State over twenty
old should drop a flower upon
.'rave it is a friend. It was
1 enough for our fathers, bu
y think it not good enough for
ir children. If it was bound a
more handsomely and had a
more pictures in it, the modern
methods would still hold on
'"iv. Fowle has made some ap-
ii.tiiicnts recently. Hon. A. S.
M. : ri 111011 is promoted to the high
cf Chief Justice of the Su
j i' me Court; Judge Walter Clarke
! ' ids Judge Merritnon; and Spier
'hihiker is appointed to Clarke's
'':u on the Superior Court bench.
!' ! is subject mitter enough for
""dilation, if not comment. Judge
( I n k's promotion will be a loss to
'I-1' Mate lnufh preattT than the
! he can possibly do where he is
'v. He ought to have been left
wln-re he was, for the impression he
" a- making upon evil doers was hav-
good results. The appointments
Will he a surprise to not a few.
VOL. II. NO. 44.
OOX-T STOP JIT PAPER.
Don't stop my paiier, printer.
Don't strike off my name yet;
You know how times are stringent,
And dollars hard to get;
But Til tug a little harder
In what I mean to do,
And scrape the dimes together,
Enough for me and you.
can't afford to drop it,
I find it doesn't pay
To do without your paper,
However others may;
hate to ask my neighbors
To give me theirs ou loan;
Iheydontiust say but mean it
Why don't vou have your own?
Yon can't, tell how we miss it;
If it, by any fate,
Should happen not to reach us,
Or come a little late;
Then all is a bubbub,
All thikgs go all awry,
And printer, if you're married,
You know the reason why.
The children want their stories.
And wife is anxious, too,
At first to glance it over,
And then read it through;
nd I to read the leaders,
And con the book review,
And scan the correspondence,
And every scrap of news-
canuot do without it,
It is no use to try,
My neighbors all take it.
And printer, bo must I;
I, too, must keep myself posted
And know what's going on,
Or feel and be accounted
A fogy simpleton.
Then take it kindly, printer,
If payment be somewhat slow.
For cash with me is not no plenty,
And wants not few, you know;
But I must have your paper,
Cost what it may to me.
I'd lather dock my sweet sugar,
A.nd do without coffee aud tea.
So, printer, don't stop it,
"Unless you want my frown,
For here's a year's subscription.
nd credit it right down;
And send the paper promptly
And regularly on,
And let it bring to us weekly
Its welcome benison,
For which we'll "tender thanks.''
Fncln of C'urion Interest.
The report tkat the Washington
monument is a little out of plumb is
contradic ted bv the officers in charge.
Thev have been unable to discover at
my point any indication that would
ead to the belief that the shaft had
;uik the smallest fraction since the
work doneaboat the foundation.
Mummies guaranteed to be 5,000
years old may now be purchased in
Egypt for $85 a piece.
It is estimated that American
tourists have spent S70,0U0,000 in
Europe this year.
With new smokeless powder, the
fire of a whole battery of artillery
does not make half so much smoke
as that made by a company of in
fantry using the old black powder.
Some one estimates that cettin
born costs the people of the United
States $22:3,000,000 annually; get
ting married, $300,000; getting bu
A large pearl was found in a clam
at Belfast, Me., the other day.
Emile de Laveleye, the distin
guished publicist, says that a linn-
dred years hence, leaving China out
of the question, there will be two
colossal powers in the world beside
which Germany, France, -fcngianu
and Italy will be as pigmies the
L nited States and Kussia.
xne lonuwiut; uiu hie "tr"--
.nn for tbe selection of various
i-lnrs for mourning in different
Black, expresses privation of light,
V Jlll III I Ull ij IJUll K 1.UIVJ.I.
r f, v,,,. na
Se.-irlet. mourning color, occasion-
ally worn by French kings.
Yellow, the sere and yellow leaf,
lVvnt and Burmah. In Brittany,
widow's caps among the peasants are
Purple and violet, to express roy-
:ihr. Mourning for cardinals and
j - o
Limrs nf France. Violet, color for
mourning in Turkey.
White, embem of "white handed
Deep blue, Bokhara mourning.
PmIp brown, the withered leaves.
Greyish brown, earth. Ethiopia
The Eiffel Tower, in Paris, is 994
feet high; the next tallest building
is the Washington Monument, 555
feet high; after that comes the tow-
er of the City Hall in Philadelphia,
0.) net nign. luceimcuivu
Cathedral is 511 feet high, that of
St. Stephen's Church, 111 V lenna, is
470 feet high. The St. Rollox chim -
ney, at Glasgow, is 4bU teet nign,
and Cleopatra s JNeedle, 111 Iew lorR
Citv, is G8 feet high.
One of the growing industries of
Sua Dieero countv. Cal., is the man-
C3 W '
ufacture of asbestos goods.
A k'lnrky Tnrhrl.
Ankapolis, Oct. 10. One rainy
day in September last there arrived in
Annapolis a young man whose ap
pearance indicated that he had come
from a poverty-stricken region. He
wore a large felt hat, an old pair of
snoes ana a suit that, would have
suggested, even to the least critical
observer, that there was a time when
it could have made sunnier and more
pleasant impressions. The lad was
veritably a stranger in a strange
land, and one whose experience in
the world's rough ways had been
confined to his own little locality and
anions: his own hard-working and
honest fellows. WTithal he had a
bright eye, ; a good, honest, candid
face and a pleasing address. There
was something in his looks that rec
ommended him to those whom he
came into contact. Having landed
at the depot he sat down to deliber
ate as to what he should do, and sit
ting there by his old carpet-bag.
with a rope for a handle, he decided
that it is no disgrace to be poor, and
cheerily picking up his bag, he start
ed on a tramp through the town.
After wandering around for several
hours in the rain he reached the foot
of Prince George street. About this
time he met .two citizens, whose no
ble impulses went out to him and
who recognized that a boy who had
gone through what he had was
bound to succeed. The one whose
heart and whose good nature are as
arge as the rotundity of his body,
with his face beaming with compas
sion, said that the uov should have a
home with him; the other took him
under his instruction. He related
the following story:
"I am a candidate for the .Naval
Academy. My father is a poor far
mer, in the poorest farming district
of North Carolina, lie has been
working all his life and ha3 manag.
ed to save enough money to purchase
a farm for $300. I have gone to
school but little during my life, but
I have always studied what books
could get. Some time ago there was
a competitive examination in my dis-
trict for a candidate to lill a vacancy
at tbe Naval Academv. It was to be
held tvventv-seven miles from where
I lived. I had saved $2 from my
own labor and with this I walked to
the place of the examination.
By sleeping in a lott and by buy
ing only enough to live upon 1 made
my $2 last me through. I was suc
cessful in passing a.ul borrowed
money enough to come to Annapolis.
When I arrived here I had a few-
dollars left, upon which I expected
to live until my examinations were
over. I made up my mind to do my
best and to stay wherever I could
find shelter. A kind Providence led
me to these two gentlemen on Prince
George street, who have done more
than my greatest wish could con tern
plate, for one has taken me into his
home to live and the other has given
me his be3t and most excellent in
struction to enable me to enter the
Naval Academv. I wanted to work
for them as much as I could, but
they would not permit me to do so,
their only wish beeug that I should
succeed in my examinations. If I
fajiej I had made up my mind to go
out ; ie country to work in order
Up procure enough money to return
home I have since found that my
companions in school had determined
to contribute enough to send me
home. Thanks to the great efforts
put tortn in my oena.i, j. puSSeu m
. -l' 1 l.,lmUfn,l
examinations mm u.-aU1mu
to the Naval Academy, the pieas
ure of my success can be imagined,
nn it had tmtonecirawuucK. 1 iiau
no deposit money, juy fund in
strnctor again came to my reiier,
and adviseu me now 10 pioeeeu iui
my case betore the superiuieuueni
I , , 11 :i i
Ion may Know now wen u bucet su
ed and what
kind treatment 1 re
ceived. for now I am a cadet.
It was subsequently ascertained
that the cadets in the Naval Acade
my soou learned of this young man's
trials. The name of cadet seems to
be full of terror to a new-comer, but
this case proves the fallacy of this
idea. No sooner did they learn of
his efforts than they came to his re
lief. They contributed coat?, caps
shops, underclothing, and in fact
everything that he could possibly
nfWI. Tt was not long before his
wardrobe wa8 bulging out with
what hg h;iJ rcceivej. jn aaditiou
. . , collected among them-
I lveg . with which to pay off his
, deposit. The manliness ot
tmltment of him commends
, . . . of CU(ets to an ad
l nrnf community, and furnishes
another evidence of the chivalry that
. an uariw.fpristic of naval people,
1 10 aj - a jl
the very foundation of which is laid
in the Naval Academy.
Number of Indian church mem
bers in the United States is 28,603.
CONCORD, N. C, FRIDAY, NOYEMBER 22,
How to Convert Nlnnera.
WENTWOItTH, N. C, Oct. 14.
In the northern part of this, Rock
ingham county, there is a community
where they still adhere to that del
monstrative, almost violent sort of
religious belief which, many years
ago, was warmly fostered and hotly
fought for by old Peter Cartwright.
In this community, known as Nufc
bin Ridge, the inhabitants are so far
removed from the world's throbs
and thrills that they do not believe
that telegraphic communication
is a possibility, and in fact, a young
fellow who. after a short absence
from the neighborhood, stated thatjth rib8 Tbe effect of the bite was
eredwagenspulledbya big chunk
of irou that smoked like a tar kiln,
"M ' ""fi"" c " ""c
leace, tried, convicted by twelve
solemn jurymen and sentenced to
pay a fine of six bushels of corn
During a recent a recent revival at
Nubbin Ridge meeting house, the
chief exhorter, old Dave Henly, wa8
so sucessful in his mourners' bench
persuasiveness that but one sin
ner remained. This obdurate sinner
was a brawny young fellow named
Calvin Hicks. One afternoon, while
the meeting house was crowded, a
number of brethren held a consul
tation with old Dare Henly, and
shortly afterward old Dave arose and
"Everybody. that wants to go to
heaven stand up."
Everybody, except Calvin, who
was sitting over in a corner, arose,
"Calvin." said old Dave," don't
you want to go to heaven ?"
"Ain't hurtin' to go," Calvin an
"Is it possiible that you want us
to leave you behind ?"
" ell. 1 don't reckon 1 11 be so
mighty fur behind when you fellers
"Now look here, Calvin, these
folks have put me up as an exhorter ;
they have confidence in me, and I
want to tell vou right here that
you've got to stand up. If you
don't shame Satan you shan't shame
us. uo vou near r
"Wall, then, harken to my voice.
"Ain't out a harkenin' to-day."
"That's what they call n.e."
"Air you goin' to stand up ?"
"When I git tired of settin'."
"Young man, you air a cuss to this
'Wall, the community is a cuss to
Calvin, you have been know'd to
So did old Noah, git drunk, and
I reckon he's all right now."
"Calvin, vou go to shindigs and
"So did old David dance, but
ain't heard no complaint about
"Brethren," said the exhorter.
"we II sing a stirrin hime and see
what effect that will have on this
here black sheep."
They sang with swelling tumult-
Calvin sat chewing his tobacco
and squirting through his front
teeth. A young woman, greatly ex
cited, made her way to the stubborn
sinner, and seizing him by the arm
implored him to get up.
"Ef you love me Calvin, you
"Oh I love you well enough."
"Ef you'll do as they want jou to
ef vou'll only go to heaven, I'll
marry you to-day."
"Kaiu't marry me if I go to
heaven. Thev ain't give in mar
"Oh, you know what 1 mean
Just see how thev air lookin at
"Yes. see how I'm lookin' at
"You'll break my heart."
"If I do I'll keep the pieces."
"Air you goin' to git up ?"
"Yes, whin I get tired a settin',
"Calvin." said the exhorter, "I am
tired fooliu' with you."
"All right then, stop."
"I'll not stop yet, want you to un
derstand that. Answer me yes or
no. Do you want to go to heaven ?"
"Why don't you go then ?"
"I am waiting to be called there."
"Mout have to wait a long time.:
"That's all right, but I want you
understand one thing. The
brethren have put your case in my
hand?, They want yon to repen
and vou've got to do it. You stan
up now, or I'll whip you, sah "
"You ain't chawed enough hog
"We'll see befo' we git through
who has chawed the most hog meat.
"Air you going to stand up?"
"When I git ready."
'But will you be ready putty
"When I git tired of settin'."
Old Dave brushed aside the people
as he advanced, approached Calvin,
and taking him by the ear, said :
. ''Calvin get up" he got up with a
bound, catching Dave on his hip
with a quickness that surprised the
old man. The congregation made
room, and in a series of irregular
bounces, the combatants reached the
door aud bounded out under the
trees. The congregation poured out;
the two men capered picturesquely.
Calvin got old Dave's head under
Ma arm. Dsivp hir. him nn.infiill v in
i so nofirnftlVlA that an finripnf. thmifrh
much interested brother remarked :
..m , , . . -i- ,
The combatants danced a schot-
tishe, then softened into a waltz
with chances about equal, but when
the performance was suddenly
thrown into that species of dance
known as "doing the bunch," old
Dave, aided bj his great experience,
sprawled him upon the ground.
"Calvin," said old Dave, as he sat
on the sinner.
"That's what they call me."
"Do yon want to go to heaven ?"
"B'l'eve I do."
"Will you profess ?"
"B'l'eve I will."
"Wall, then, come on in here and
get down at the bench. Brethren,
let us have a stirrin' time."
Calvin "professed" and instead of
regretting it he is now the chief
exhorter of the Nubbin Ridge
Opib P. Reed.
Bulinc Xo. 1. Elicibillty.
The following persons are not eli
gible to membership under th Con
stitution of the Farmers' and Labor
ers' Union of America, and if any
such are now members of the Farm
ers Alliance of Agricultural Wheel,
they are not entitled to, and must
not be given, the new secret, to wit:
Merchants, merchants' clerks, or
any one who owns interest in a dry
goods, hardware, furniture, drug
sti.-e or an" other mercantile busi
ness, unless said member is selected
to take charge of a co-operative
Farmers' and Laborers' Union store;
no lawyers who have a license to
practice in a county, district, or Su
preme Court; no one who owns stock
n anv National, State, or other
Given under mv hand and seal
this ISth day of October, 18S9.
Seal. Evan Joxes,
Pres. F. and L. U. of A.
of Chief Justice Smith.
A special telegram from Ralei;
to the Star Thursday announced the
death at his residence in that city at
12 m. of Hon. W. N. II. Smith, Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of this
State, an announcement which, al
though not a surprise, will be receiv
ed with sorrow throughout the State
where he was universally respected
He had been in failing health for
several years, but was able to per
form the duties of his office until
within the past few weeks, since
when disease took such a strong
hold that it was evident that the
end was near.
He was a native of Hertford couu
ty, where he was born September 24,
1812. His father was a physician,
a native of Connecticut, his mother
a native of Hertford county.
He was educated -at Yale College
where he graduated in 1834, where
he also read law, entering the prac
tice of the profession in Hertford
In 1870 he moved to Norfolk, where
he resided for three years, when he
took up his residence in Raleigh. Iu
1840-49 he was elected by the Legis
islature, Solicitor for the First Judi
cial District, which office he held
for eight years. He served several
terms in the Legislature between
1840, when he entered political life.
and 18G5. In 1857 he was the W big
candidate for Congress, in his dis
trict, aud was beaten by a snill ma
jority, but was elected in 1850, and
was in Congress when Mr. Lincoln
was inaugurated. During the war
he was a member of the Confederate
Congress, and 111 1805 was elected to
the House of Commons. In 1878
Gov. Vance appointed him Chief
Justice, to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Chief Justice Pearson
he was elected the same year and re
elected in 1886.
The largeit buck shot in the Adi
rondacks this season was brough
down by Edward Lansing of Troy,
It weighed 330 pounds.
Henry Wiles, of Charleston, W
Va., turned over his pillow the other
morning on arising and found a rat
tlesnake coiled up under it and qui
TweltO Hundred JHUHoaa.
There arc statistics in several
countries, the best known of whom
is the learned German, Herr ScheinJ
Avho endeavers to present from time
to time statistics of the population
of the entire world. Inasmuch as
many populous countries have no
cencus and often nothing like a cen
sus these world statisticians can only
put together, as to these countries,
the best attainable guesses.
Nevertheless, they probably make
a tolerably near estimate of the pop
illation of the entire world, which
they put at twelve hundred million.
The number of men is supposed to
be somewhat smaller than the num
ber, of women.
The number of deaths in the en
tire world, each year, is placed at
about 25,250,000, which would make
nearly 100,000 a day, 4,000 an hour
and sixty-seven a minute.
On the other hand, there are, it
is estimated, 30,750,000 persons born
every year, which would make more
than 100,000 per day and seventy
The average duration of life, in
the world as a whole, is thirty-eight
years. Une-quarter ot the people
pon the earth die before reaching
the seventeenth year. About six of
each 1,000 persons born reaches the
age of seventy-five years.
Married people live to a greater
age than the unmarried; temperate
people and workingmen live longer
than excessive eaters and the indo-
ent; and the people cf civilized na
tions outlive the savage races.
Judffe l.os;nu And ov. Vmiee.
The recent death of Judge Logau
ecalls thi fact that this noted man
was the first person in the State to
nominate Col. Zeb. B. Vance for
Governor. The facts are these:
There was a general big muster at
Hamilton's Old Field in Rutherford
ton county, as was the custom in
those days; and after the military ex
ercises were concluded, a meeting
was organized, and General Logan,
as he was then, made a speech and
nominated Col. Zeb B. Vance for
Governor. The motion was carried
unanimously, and the files of the
Raleigh Standard of 18G2 will show
that this was the first public expres
sion in favor ot uoi. ance lor
Governor. The mention proved con
tagious, and meeting after meeting
was held in quick succession all over
the State, until Col. Zeb. B. Vance
was made the candidate of the
"Peace Men" for Governor without
more formality than the several
countv meetings. He was elected
on the first Thursday of August,
18G2, by 32,000 over Col. Wm. John
ston, of Charlotte. From that day
until parted by death George W. Lo
gan and Zebulon B. Vance were firm
friends. Their political differences
never disturbed their personal at
tachment for each other, and no man
troughout the State regretted Judge
Logan's death more than Senator
Vance. One more tie has been sev
ered that biuds Senator vance to
the days of yore.
Koody to BckIii.
Jones went to housekeeping on
Saturday. Early in the morning,
when he started for the office, his
wife gave him a list of things which
she needed very badly. As he en
tered the house in the evening she
met him with a kiss and then asked:
"Did you bring the roast for din
Jones' face fell. "No, Millie;
replied. "Fact is, I forgot it."
"Got the coffee and sugar all right
"N-n-no," he stammered, "forgot
"And the loaf of bread and the
vinegar and the oil, surely, Henry,
vou didn't forget themr
"Y-y-yes, Millie, I'll be hanked
if I didn t. But, and here a smile
that would have illuminated heaven
swept over hi3 face. "I did bring
the quart of whiskey and the oox or
The Difference ik.The Two
Countries. "Where are your sol
diers?" asked a South American
delegate of Mr. Curtis at Holyoke
yesterday, while the party was wait
ing for the procession to start. "On
all our New Englaud tour, I have
not seen a soldier in one of the city
street3." Mr. Curtis assured him
that we did not need many soldiers
in time of peace, and our small army
was on the frontier watching the
Indians. "But who preserves order?"
the delegates persisted. "Well there
is a policeman keeping back the
crowd," said Mr. Curtis, pointing to
a blue coat who was motioning with
his club. "But he isn't armed,
continued the inquirer. "In our
country about one-tenth of the able
bodied men are soldiers, and in a
large place like this a man stands
with a gun on every street corner.
Ahl this government by the people
is wonderful 1"
WHOLE NO. 96.
n Pole A moii k
Col. Julian Allen arrived home
last Friday, bringing with him a
Pole, Stanislaw Karpacki, by name,
who reached Baltimore on an emi
grant ship the first of last week.
Stanislaw is of the servile class,
whose forefathers for generations
were serfs, 'and is the embodiment
of hu mility and obsequiousness. He
is a young man of 22, but has a wife
and children whom he left behind
when lie came to this country. He
is a handy man a farmer, carpenter,
hostler, barbler, and a man of all
work. ;; He had not been at Col.
Allen's half an hour before he said i
he wanted to go to work, and was
put to straightening up the tool
room, harness room, gear house, &c,
and in a hour's time had them all in
perfect order, with everything in its
The new arrival cannot speak a
word of English and brought his
polish manners with him. At Ral
eigh, where Col. Allen stopped with
him on his trip from Baltimore, he
kissed the hands of gentlemen who
spoke to him. On the train Senator
Vance, engaged in conversation
with Col. Allen, learned who his
companion was and spoke to him.
Col. Allen told him the gentleman
was a distinguished man, a Senator
of the United States, upon which
the poor fellow Eeized the Senatoi's
hand and kissed it servilly. Col.
Allen, however, has given him to
understand that in this country one
man is just as good a3 another if
not a little better, and is gradually
breaking him of his osculatory habit.
Stauislaw's first sight of the black
man was in lialtimore. He was
walking the street when he saw two
negroes, whereupon he crossed him
self and took to his heels. His im
pressions of this country are delight
ful and he wrote back from Raleigh
to the Polish Priest at Baltimore that
this must be the next thing to
heaven. This priest will soon make
a tour of the State, in company with
Col, Allen, with a view to locating a
Polish colony in North Carolina.
Five hundred families of them
reached Baltimore on the ship which
brought Stanislaw Karpacki.
SIm;lc Yet Fatal.
Harold P. Brown in North American Re
The preparations necessary for
electrical execution are very simple.
Tne condemned criminal's cell is
visited by the prison authorities and
his hands and feet are saturated
with the weak potash solution which
so rapidly overcomes the skin's re
sisteuce ; during this space of thirty
seconds or less, his electrical resis
tance may be measured, though Mr.
Edison's researches iu this line have
rendered even this unnecessary.
Shod in wet felt slippers, the con
vict walks to the chair and is in
stantly strapped into position, his
feet and hands are again immersed
in the potash solution contained in
a foot tub connected to one pole and
in hand basins connected to the other.
With this perfect contact there is no
possibility of burning the flesh and
thus reducing the effect of the cur
rent upon the body. Dials of elec
trical instuments indicate that all
the apparatus is in perfect order
and record the pressure at every
moment. The deputy sheriff closes
the switch. Respiration and heart
action instantly cease, and electricity
with a velocity equaling that of
light, destroys life before nerve-sensation,
at a speed of only 180 feet
per second, can reach the brain.
There is a stiffening of the muscles,
which gradually relax after five
seconds have passed; but there is no
struggle and no sound. The
majesty of the law has been vindi
cated, but no physical pain has been
He Has Explained. "My wife,
Mr. Perkins," said the husband
across the aisle of the street car.
"Ah! Glad to see you Mr3. Win
ters. Why, how you have changed
in two weeks,
"Changed I No one has spoken of
it," she blankly replied
"Why, when I saw you with your
husband at the theater two weeks
ago to-night, you seemed to be a girl
Df about 18."
"At the theater! You you
Her husband had been winking
and winking, but near-sighted Mr.
Perkins had seen nothing. She
settled back, figured it out that
she was home alone with the tooth
ache that night, and the frozen stare
she turned on her husband as they
got off, covered the platform w ith a
glare of ice. bhe has asked for ex-
planations ere this.
AVE DO ALL KINDS OF
jYEA tes t manner
THE LOWEST BATES
nil the White
J. L. Ford in Tuck.
A pleasant odor of fried bacon
pervaded the great Blue Room, in
which sat the President of the
United States, brooding sadly over
the future. Outside the wind moaned
sadly through the trees, and the
dry leaves fell to the ground and
were tossed hither and thither by
each fitful gust.
"De missus wauts you," said a
colored servitor, bursting in upon
the presidential musings; "dey's
gwineterput up dem stove pipes,
and dey wants you to help 'em."
- The president found the members
of his immediate family rapidly as
sembling on the scene of operations,
for it was after four, aud the . de
partments were closed for the day.
Father-in-law Scott, who had left
his accustomed seat by the kitchen
range to superintend that important
household event, wa3 favoring the
company with reminiscences of
stove-pipe raising in the early his
tory of Indiana. "Iu them days
we never put up no pipes till it
gotter be putty nigh onto hog-kil-lin'
time. Now, Benjamin, when do
you kalkerlate to begin killin' this
"I didn't know I was expected to
do any work when I came to Wash
ington," muttered the Brother's
daughter's Husband, who had just
lounged in from his day's rest at the
"Why don't you hire somebody to
do the work ?" asked the Son-in-law's
Cousin sulkily. "That's the
way we do in the Manger Depart
ment when there's anything to be
"How long do you think were go
ing to stay here ?" exclaimed the
President. "You seem to farget
that this isn't a life office, and we
must make hay while the sun shines.
Now ju'st take hold of that stove
pipe, or somebody will get a letter
assuring him of my firm belief in
his personal honesty, and then
where will that somebody be?"
This threat had an instant effect,
and the Presidential Relations
sprang forward with an alacrity such
as they had not displayed since the
"Suppose," said Son-in-law Mc-
Kee, "that we work in blocks of five
that is I mean we'd better all
take hold at once ;" and in order to
cover up his unfortunate slip of the
tongue, he seized the stove and
dragged it by main force across the
floor. Each one of the twelve Re
lations took a joint of pipe and
mounted a chair, while the Presi
dent, with the angle in his arms,
mounted the centre table, and pre
pared to adjust it.
"Now, then, look alive, and re
member you're not in the Manger
office !" he shouted to the perspiring
Son-in-law's Cousin, who was vainly
trying to fit a section of pipe into the
angle in the President's hands.
"I be a-lookin' alive," he retorted,
"but the pesky thing won't go in.
You there, Obadiah ! Why in tarna
tion don't ye hold that j'int stiildy,
so folks kin work ?"
"Ye don't none on ye know how
to put up a stove-pipe," began the
Father-in-law; but the President
poured some soot down his back
and told him to hold hi3 tongue.
"Now, then, all together !" shouted
the Brother's Daughter's husband,
and the twelve Relations stood on
tip-toe, and fitted one joint into
another till the structure was almost
as complete as an Indiana Coloniza
tion Bureau at election time; but at
this critical moment the Sister-in-law
entered the room, raised two
dough-encrusted hands in horor,
and exclaimed :
"Benjamin Harrison, be you
a-standing on the settin' room table
without taking your shoes off? Get
right down this minute!"
Down went the angle on the Son-
a 1 T L i 1
in-law a head, uown went me rest
of the pipe and the twelve Relations,
in a long, sooty line on the floor.
Away scuttled the Father-in-law to
his warm kitchen nook, and in came
Postmaster Wanamaker and survey
ed the sorrowful group.
"Why in the world," lie remarked,
didn't vou buy that patent stove
pipe persuader I tried to sell you ?
It's selling like hot cakes, and it'll
last a dozen years.",
"Yes," retorted the President, as
he shook the soot out of his ears
with a vehemence that burst his
piper collar like a campaign prom
ise, "and who'll get the benefit of it
for two-thirds of the time ? I'm not
fixing this place for a siege, John, I
can tell you that."
Necdinc a toaic, or children that want buIMlnff
up, should take
BROWN S 1KOW BITTERS.
It is pleasant to take, cures Malaria, lnaige
Hon, and BUloiuueu. All dalr keep it.