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JD. A. WEBSTER. Editor and Proprietor.
A Weekly Paper Devoted to Temperance, Literature and Politic.
ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1875.
Ti IK freedman's Hank ?il Washington I
lins commenced pay ?nj: to depositors the j
twenty per cont, dividend decided on
some weeks ?go. 1
Ci KN. C?ARFIKI.b says that ho intends
to move a repeal of thc law incrcai*ing tho
postage upon newspapers as soon as con
gress as.-e.nd dos.
RUSSIA'S part in our exhibition next
year may he eainparativoly small, hut it
will he interesting all t?ic same. IL will
consist ut' products which cannot he du
plicated hy any other country, Cor they
ure to he conti nod to those which aro pe
culiar to her soil ami climate.
Til KY have recently had thc seventh
annual cat show in tho Crystal Kalace,
London. Thc highest priced cat was val
ued hy its owner at $50,000. hilt itdidn't
got thc first prize. "Tommy Dodd," aged
nine years, valued at $?l)t> was thc win
ner. There were over live hundred cats
TjlKcily of Merlin has but one steam
fire engine, thc rest liebig old-fashioned
hand machines, and tho water supply is
inadequate. Recently an immense new
hotel was humed, ami water wits brought
in barrels and pumped feebly to thc sec
ond story whore there was no lire. At
length a heavy rain extinguished thc
WASHINGTON dispatches assert that
thc' Commissioner ol' Internal Kovcnue
wi!! not recommend any increase ol' tax
ation this winter. Tho receipts on wins
ky, etc., during the last year haye licen
larger than in any year, except 1870,
since thc laxes were first imposed, and at
thc increased rate they will he still
further augmented during the current
C'OKKKK drinkers will plea.se remember
that tlic crop reports do not holdout any
comforting assurances. A falling oil' lias
been reported all around. Ol' ?dil Java
there is a considerable falling oil". Kio
shows a still moro marked diminution,
though lhere is some coll?e of thc pre
vious crop loft over. Tho islands near
Java show a decrease ol' abolit fifty per
cont, in production.
lr is a significant fact that tho grain
trade ol' New York has fallen off this year
18,772,510 bushels as compared with last
year, while the delivery at Baltiinorc is
greater than las! ?asl. Philadelphia also
shows a gain. When our southern rail
way system is made what it ought to he,
Charleston, Kort Royal and Savannah will
export moro grain, Hour and meat than
any other Atlantic cities.
PKOIM.K who write letters will find in
struction in the facts shown in thc report
of the dead letter office last year. Some
:*?,<; H?,7H7 letters went astray, mainly
through carelessness in directing. There
was taken out of these letters thc aston
ishingly largo sum of $8,500,000. All of '
this was returned to its owners with the .
exception of $400,000, which remains as 1
a profit to thc l'ost-oifiec Department. 1
FITZROY, believed to have been (thiel
in thc organization ol' thc whiskey ring 1
at St. Louis, went into court Tuesday, I
and, to the dismay (d' his counsel, pleaded 1
guilty to all the counts in the indictment 1
against himself. Thorpe, a late store- j
keeper, also threw himself bil the mercy
of thc court. This action in considered
at St. Louis as the most significant epi
sode in thc downfall of the once formid
able underground organization.
A COMPARATIVE analysis of the public
debt statement published shows a d?
rense in legal tenders during thc last
month of $705,000, and in fractional cur
rency of SI02,000. Tho Treasury h?l
ame increased nearly ?11,000,00(1. Thc
live-twenties of 1S(>2 have disappeared
from fho interest bearing debt, having
boen absorneij by the new fives. The
$10,000,000 of 186-1 bonds called in, leave
but about $12,000,000'of tlie new lives
not taken. There Aro about $9,000,000
of thc now 'ills still outstanding, and
they will IK; called in before thc. loth
SAY- an Hug]?sh paper: A sample of
condensed milk, weighing about ono liun
hundred pounds, was exhibited at thc
rooins.pl' the Society of Arts, and an in
teresting experiment made I hereon. This
mammpivtk piece of "ko! ?lied fluid was
prepared by*Hnokc r's ?process. lt had
been cxposcirto the action of tho :.i< lor
four years and three inrnltlis, ye I ils
n u ali ty. was so excellent that in a few
minuter il was resolved, by churning,
into good fresh butter. This.trial was
only one of a series made at thc iiiterna
ional Exhibit ion, South Kensin-ton. and
elsewhere/ in each case the same satis
factory result was obtained.
Kl'ILlMXU ??" T?IK HAND
UV KI.I/.A COOK.
'Tis \v<-ll l<i woo, 'tis well tn weil,
Fur sn tl?' vrorlil lint li Jone
SiiiCe i ii y il li- Brew, ?uni roses blew,
Anil nun ililli drought I lu* sun.
Hu' hilveii.i-.ire, ye vinnie niel f: ir,
li ' sure vim phstgc willi truth ;
Ile certain licit ymir love will wear
H.'v.iucl UiiMliiymif v.,nih:
For il vc ;:ivr not henri for heart,
As well ns limul for hniul,
You'll liii'l vim'vi! phiyetl I he unwise part.
Anil "intfll uiHiii the Mimi. "
'Tis well hi sive, 'tis well lo have
A cornily ??tore -I ?nhl,
Ami 1i"l<l cttuiigli ul shining stufl",
I 'm- chnrilv is rnhl.
lt il plai e nut all ymir hope anil trust
In what Hu? ilccji mine hrinc,s;
We call Iii ll live on yellow ililst
Fut.ii vi -.villi |i?irer tilings.
Arni he ?rimniles up wealth alone
Will ..fli n h ive to stain!
ile-iile his inlier chest, ami own
'Tis " bulli ii]">n Hie sam!. "
'Tis ginni tnspeak in Irleniily guise
Ami southe, wiicre'er we ititi ;
Fair s|Hrctisboulil bimi lite hiiiiuui ininti,
Ami 1.ive lin); man to mau.
but slop uni at ide gentle wonls;
I .el <l.h wit ll laminate ilwell ;
'I'lie oin' wini pith s starving hinls,
Shuni.1 Melter crumbs us well.
Thc mcrcv thal ls warm timi true
Mus) IC?KI a helping lintiil,
For those thal talk, yet fail lo ile,
Hut I.ililli ii|mii Ihesaml."
THE TWO NF.KiHBOItS.
One evening as the twilight was dusk
ing into deeper shudi s, Fariner Welton
stond in his ilitoryard, with a gun in his
hands, ami saw a iinji eoiuing out from
his shed, lt was not his dog, lor his was
ol* ti light color, while this was surely
Tho shed alluded to was open in front.
with double iluors for the passage ni
carts, and a wicket for pedestrians at the
back; and this shed was part ol a con
tinuous struct ure connecting the barn
with the house. Around back of this
house was the sheep-fold.
There hail been trouble upon farmer
Wei ton's place. I bigs had been killing
bi> sheep-and sonic of the very best at
thal. He lind declared, in his wrath,
that he would shout the first stray dog
he found prowling around his premises.
Un this evening, hy chance, he had been
carrying his gun (rom the house to the
barn, when the canine intruder appeared,
Aye, and in tho bani he had been taking
the skin from a valuable sheep which had
been killed anti mangled with tigerish
Sn, when he saw ' he strange dog eoiu
ing through his shod, he brought the gun
to his shoulder, and, willi quick sure
aim, (ired. The deg gave si leap and a
howl, and having whittkcd around in ii
circle, two or three times, he bounded oil
in a tangent, yelping painfully, and was
soou lost to sight.
"Hallo! what's to pay now, Welton?"
"Ah-is that you, Front?"
" Yes. been shoolill' soiiiethin,' ai nt
" I've- shot a dug. I i bink.''
" Ve e s. I seed him scoot i ll oil' It
was Bracken's, 1 reckon."
liefere thc fanner could make any fur
ther remark, bis wife called to him from
the pnrch, and he went in.
Very shortly afterward a hoy and a girl
callie out through the shed, as the dog
had came. Down hack ol' Wei ton's farm,
distant hall a mile, or sn, was a saw and
grist mill, with quite a little settlement
around it ; and people having occasion
to go on font from that sect inn to tho
farms on thc hill could cut oft* a lung dis
tance hy missing Welton's lot. The
lxiy and girl were children nf Mr.
Blackett. When they reached linnie
they were met by a scene nf dire confu
sion. Old Carin, thc grand old New
foundland (lng thc loving anti thc loved
-the true ?ind the faithful-had come
home shut through I bc head, and was
lying, The children threw themselves,
upon their shaggy mate, and wept and
moaned in agony.
.Mr. Blackett arrived justas the dog
breathed his last. One of thc older boys
stood by with a lighted lantern-for it
:iad grown tillite dark now-and the
larmer saw what bad happened.
"Who did this.''' he asked, groan
"John Welton did it," said Tom
Frost, coming upai that moment. " He's
been losin hiiet:j?, ah' a gUCSS he's gut
kind o' wrathv."
"But my dog never killed a sheep
never! He's been retired to care, for
sheen, flow carno he down there?"
" Ile went over to the mill with Sis
and nie." said thc younger boy, sobbing
as he spoke; "and he was running on
ahead of us toward home. I heard a gun
just before ive pot to Mr. Welton's, but
oh! I didn't think he could have shot
Mr. Blackett was fairly beside him
self. Tn say lie was angry would not
express it. Ile loved that doc-il had
been thc chief pei ol' his household fur
yeats. was not a man in tin* habit
of using profane language, but on thc
present occasion a fierce oath escaped
liim; and in that frame of mind-liter
ally boding with lint wrath and indigna
tion-he ssliir ted for Wclton'ft.
John,Welton and Pete;' Bracket! had
been neighbors, from their earliest days,
and they had be n friends, tun. Between
tthc two families there had been a bond
of love and good will, and a spirit of
fraternal kindness and regard- had
marked their intercourse. Both the
farmers were hard-working men, witli
strong feelings and positive characterist
ics. They belonged to thc same religious
society, and sympathised in politics.
They hail bad warm discussions; but
never yet a direct falling out. Of the
two, Welton was the more intellectual,
and, perhaps, a little more tinged with
pride 1 hiiii was Iiis neighbor. But the;
were both hearty men, enjoying life for
the gund it gave I hem.
Mr. Welton entered his kitchen, and
stood the empty gun up behind Ihr door,
"What's thc mat ter, John ;" his wife
asked. ay she wiw his troubled face.
"Fm afraid I've clone a liad Hiing?"
lie replied regretfully. " 1 fear I have
?hot Bracken's dog."
" But I didn't know whose dog it was.
I saw lum coining out from thc shed-it
was too dark to see more than that it was
a dog. I only thought of the sheep I had
lost, and I fired."
" I am sorry, John. O, how Mrs.
Brackctl and thc children will feel. They
set everything hy old Carlo. But you
?.an ex putin it."
Yes-I can explain it."
Half an hour later Mr. Welton was
going to his barn with a lighted lantern
in his hand. Ile was thinking of the re
cent unfortunate occurrence, and was
sorely worried and perplexed. What
would his neighbor say? He hoped
there might bc no trouble. He was
reflecting thus when Mr. Brackett ap
peared before him, coining up quickly j
and stopping with an augrv stump of thc
Now there may be a volume of electric
influence even in the stamp of a foot, and
there was such an influence in the stamp
which Blackett gave; and Welton felt
it, and braced himself against it. There
was, moreover, ntl atmosuherc exhaling
from the presence of thc irate man at
once repcllant i.nd aggravating.
"John Welton! you have shot my
dog !" The words were hissed forth
V Ves," sahl Welton, icily.
" How dared you do it'?"
" I dare shoot any dog that conies
prowling around my buildings,especially
when I have had my sheep killed by
" But my ?log never troubled your
sheep, and you know it."
'. I low should 1 know it?"
" You know that he never did hann tc
a sheep. It wasn't in his nature. It wa.'
a mean, cowardly act, and (an oath) you
shall suffer for it*!"
" Brackett, you don't know to-whom
you arc talking."
"Oho!" (another oath) "We'll lim
out! We'll see! Don't put on airs
John Welton. Von ain't a saint. I'l
have satisfaction, if I have to take it oui
of your hide !"
'. Peter, you'd better go home and coo
off. Von arc making yourself ridicu
Now, really, this was the u uk indes
cul ol' all. Not all the mad wor.ls o
Blackett put together were so hard a
this single sentence: ami John Weltoi
put all the bitter sarcasm of the com
maud into it.
Braekctt burst forth into a torrent o
invectives, ami then turned away.
Half an hour later John Welton ac
knowlcdged to himself that be had no
done exactly right. Had he, in the out
set-in answer to Bracket t's first out
hurst-told the simple truth-that lu
had shot the dog by mistake; that lu
was sorry ; and that he was willing to di
anything in his |>owcr to make amend
-had he done this, his neighbor wouh
probably have softened at once. Bul i
was too late now. The blow had heel
struck ; lu- had been grossly insulted
and he would not hack down.
Mr. Blackett was not so much reflet
live. Ile only felt his wrath, which li
nursed to keep it wann. That cvenin
he hitched his horse to a joli-wagon an
went down to thc village after a ham
ol' flour. Having transacted'bis stor
business, he called ti poi) Laban L'cppci
a lawyer, to whom he narrated the fact
of the shooting of his dog.
Pepper was a man anxious for fee;
He hail no sympathy or soul above tba
" Von say your dog was in compan
with two of your children ?"
"And this passage over Mr. Welton
laud, and through his shed, has bee
freely yielded by him as a right of wa
to his neighbors ?"
" Yes sir, ever since I can remember.
" Then, my dear sir, Welton is clear!
liable, if you will come wi h me, v
will step into Mr. Garfield's and have
suit commenced at once."
Mr. Garfield was thc trial justice.
All this happened on Friday cvenin
On Saturday it had become noise
abroad in .thc fanning district that the
was not 'only serious trouble bet wei
neighbors Welton anil Brackett but th;
they were going IjD law about it.
On Sunday morning John Welt?
tobi his wife ho would not attend chute
She could go if she liked. She had i
need to ask her husband why he won
not go out. She knew he was unliapri
and thal he could not bear to meet 1
obi neighbor ju the' house of (?od wh
the dark cloud was upon him. Nor il
she wish to meet either Mr.or Mrs. Bra<
ett. So they both stayed at home.
Peter Bracket! was even more misc
able than John Welton, though perha
he dill not know it. He held in ch
companionship thc very worst demon
mancan embrace-the demon ofwral
ful vengeance; and in order to maint;
himself at thc strain to which he bad :
his feelings, he was obliged to nurse t
monster. Ile did col attend church
that ilay, nor did bis wife. Two or tin
times during the calm, beautiful S;
bath, as he glanced over toward
neighbor's dwelling, he found Ililli*
beginn ing to wish that lie had not gone
see John Welton in such a heal of aug
but he put thc wish- away, and nun
back his wrath.
On .Monday, toward noon, tho eon*
hie caine np from thc village, and read
John Welton an imposinglegaldoeuinc
li was a summons issued by Wm. <?
field, Rsq., a justice of thc peace ?
quorum, ordering the said John Wei
to appear before him, at two o'clock,
Wednesday, at. his office, then and th
to answer to the complaint of 1\
Bracked, etc. Thc olliccr ?ead the si
mons, and left with the d?fendant
1 li was thc first time John Welton I
ever been called upon to fat? the law. At
firs! he was awe-stricken, and then he was
wroth. II?- told himself that he would
light il lo the hitter em!. Ami now he
tried tn nurse his wrath, and became more
unhappy than before.
On Tuesday evening, Parson Surely
called upon Mr. Welton. Thc good man
Had heard of the trouble,and was exceed
ingly exercised in spirit. Moth the men
vere of his Hock, and he loved and re
spected them both.. He sat bown alone
with Welton, ami asked him what it
"Tell nie cal ml vand caudidlv all about
ii," he said.
! After a little reflection. .Mr. Welton
toid the story. 1 Ie knew the old clergy
man for a true man and wholehearted
friend, and be told everything just as he
"And neighbor IJrackett thinks even
now, that you ?hot the dog knowing it
"I suppose so,"
"Jf you hail tohl him the exact fat Ir
in the beginning, do you thing he would
have held his anger?
- This was a hard question for.lohn Wel
ton, hut he answered it manfully.
"Truly, parson, I do not think he
"Were you ever more unhappy in
your life than you have been since this
"I think not."
"And, if pos-ihle, neighbor Bracket is
more unhappy than you."
"Do yon think so'.'"'
"Yes. He is '.he most angry and
A brief pause and then the parson re
" Brother Welton, with you are
needed but few words. Voil arc a stronger
niau than brother Blackett. Do you
not believe he has a giiod heart ? "
" I wish you could show him how true
ami good your heart is."
" Parson ! "
" I wish you could show him thal you
possess true Christian courage."
M raison, what do you mean'.''' ?*
'U wish you had the courage to meet
bini and conquer him."
''How would you have me do it '.'"
"iKirst, conquer yourself. You are not
"No., Goon." ' --
And thereupon the good old clergy
man (trew up his arm chair and laid his
har..'? ti (Kill his friend's arm, and told him
just what he would have him do. Ile
sp," .^. r-uestly, ?pul with lear? Uj his
'. Brother Welton, have you the heart
ami courage to do this'.'"
The farmer arose and took two
lince turns across the floor; and filially
he said :
" I will do it ! "
On thc following day. towards thc
middle of the forenoon. Peter Bracken
stood in his door-yard with his head
hen.. Ile was thinking whether he
should harness Iiis horse and be oil' be
fore dinner, or whether he would wait
until afternoon. He could not work : he
cou?d 'nt even put his mind lo ordinary
' I wonder," he said to himself. " how
the trial will come out! I s'posc Welton
'Il l ire old Whitman to- take his case.
Of Mill rsc tho office ll he crowded. 'I mn
Frost .-ays it's noised everywhere, ami
that evervbody'll he there. Plague take
it! I wish--"
His meditations were interrupted h^
approaching steps, and on looking up bc
beheld neighbor Welton.
''Good morning, Peter."
IJrackett gasped, and finally answered:
"Good morning," though rather crust ily.
Welton went on, frankly and pleas
" You will go to the village to-day? '
" I s'posc so."
" I have been summoned by .lustici
Garfield to he there, also; hut really
Peter, I don't want to go. One of u;
will be enough. (iarlield is a fair man
anil when he knows the fads he will <h
what is right. Now, you can state then
as well as I can, and whatever his decis
ion is, I will abide by it. You can tel
bin that I shot your dog, and that you
deg had done mc no harm."
,: Do you acknowledge that old Carl?
never harmed you-that he never trouh
lid your sheep?" inquired Braekctt
witli siartled surprise.
" lt was not his nature to do harm t
anything. I am Mire he would hav
stumer saved one of niv sheep than hav
"Then what did you shoot him for?'
"'1 nat is what I was fust coming at
" Peter. You will tedi thc Justice tba
I lind lost several of my best sheep-killel
hy dogs-thal I had just beert taking th
s?cin from a fat, valuable wether that h.n
been so killed and mangled-that 1 wa
on my way from my barn to illy hons*
with my gun in my hand, when I saw
dog i onic out from my shed. My fir*
thought was that he had come from ni
I sheep-fold. It was almos! ?lark and
could not see plainly. Tell the .instit
1 had no idea it was ymir dog. I nevi
dreamed that I leal li re? I that cruel slit
al old ( 'ario until Tom I'r ist (nid ?ne."
"Hov.? You didn't know it was m
" Peter, have you ,though! :ofchard <
me as to Ihiiil; that I could gnowing]
?nd willingly have harmed thatgntnd ol
.log.' I would sooner have shot one ?
my own oxen."
"But, you didn't tell me sb at firs
Why didn't you?"
" Because yo?t conic u j ton meso- .-<>
"(), p.-haw !" cried Bracken. with
stamp of his foot. " Why dont you sp
j it oin as it was ? Say 1 minn down o
i you so like a hornet thal you hadn't
chance to think. I was a blamed lind !
1 that's what I was."
"Ahil I was another, Poler; ii' I
hadn't been I should have (old you thc
truth ?it once, instead ol' Haring up. Hut
wi- will understand it now. loueiuisec
the .1 ustiee-"
"Justice he hanged!- .lohn- Dang
it all! what's the use: There i-Let's
cn 1 it so !"
From lier window Mrs. Blackett hail
seen the two men come together, and sin
trembled for tho result, liv and by she
saw her husband, as though Hushed and
excited, putout los hand. Mercy! wa:
he going to strike his neighborV She
was ready to cry out-with affright-thc
erv was almost upon her lips-when she
beheld a scene that called forth rejoicing
instead. Ac ! this was what she saw:
She saw those two strong men grasp
one another by thc hand, and she saw
big, bright liars rolling down their
checks: and sin1 knew thai the fearful
storm was passed, and that the warm
sunshine of luve and tranquility would
Al a meeting of thc (?crinan natural
philosophers in Vienna. Dr. Knap)) in
troduced two arsenic caters from Styria:
the one ate .30 grammes of yellow sul
phuret ol'arsenic, thc other .10 grammes
ol' arsenic acid in sight of the assembly.
In his lecture on th?' arsenic eaters Dr.
Knapp said, among other things: ''It is
difficult tn give any certain particulars
as to thc increase in number of arsenic
caters. 1 have convinced myself that
theil' exist many of them in Upper
Styria, and also in Middle Sly ria . very
many stable hoys, hostlers, wood cutters,
and forest?is, arc known to inc as arsenic
eaters ; even Hie female sex is addicted
to thc practice. Many began already at
seventeen or eighteen years of age lo
lake arsenic, and continued il to a great
agc. Most arsenic caters keep the mat
ter secret, so that it is impossible to give
accurate statistics. They all assign as
their motive for indulging in the habit
that it prevents illness: furthers their
wisli to look rosy and healthy ; that it is
a remedy against difficulty of breathing;
and assists the digestion of indigestible
food. A poacher in Upper Styria, who
made experiments in my presence of eat
ing arsenic,. tobi mc lie bail acquired
courage by the habit, 'flic appear;.ncc
of thc arsenic eaters in all cases knorrit
to mc is healthy and robust. I think
only robust persons can become accus
tomed to the practice. Some of them
al'..lin a great agc. Thus ?ii /.ching I
saw a charcoal burner, upward of 7(1,
still strong mid hearty, who, I was told,
had taken arsenic for more than forty
years. I heard, too, of a chamois hunter
et!..81, who had long been us"cd to cat
arsenic. I never observed an arsenic
cachexy in those addicted to thc habit.
It certainly happened once that such an
arsenic eater (a leather dresser's appren
tice in Bigist, l.Xt??), while intoxicated
took too much, thereby poisoning him
self severely. According to his own ac
count he had taken a piece a- large as a
hean. 1 lc entirely recovered, however,
and ate arsenic af terward, hut more care
fully. As far as my observations extend,
white arsenic, namely arsenic ac'nl. As.
1)3 (also called flowers of arsenic), and
1 he yellow arsenic, As. S3, (orpiment),
arc taken, and that taken ina dry stale,
alone; or on bread. The (lose is of trott rsc
very small al first, and is gradually in
creased, thc largest quantity eaten in my
presence by thc poacher in Zeiring being
fourteen grammes. A certain Matthew
Schober, in I.?gist, atc seven and one-half
grammes before me on the 17th of April,
ISC;"). The intervals, too, at which ar
senic is taken vary-every fortnight,
every week, twice or three times a week.
But all doubt as to thc existence ol ar
senic caters is now removed hy the pres
-There is an old lady living in thc
town of Zebulon, (?a., who is famous foi
an implicit belief in thc truth of every
story she tells, without reference to thc
impressions she created upon the minds
of healers. Shelia! lately lost a cow,
and in tel I'm g her neighbor where it was
found, said : "You know them pu ll ki ns
o'ours.' Well, the vines of theni punk
ins they glowed, right itcroat our creek,
and they growed so thick and so heavy
you could cross on 'cir. just like on a lot.
My husband he walked acrost them
punkin vines, thiiikin' lo hunt our cow,
when he hecred siinthin a ehawinpin an'
a chawmpin around him, and he listened
to heer what it was, when what do you
think? lb' spied one cf them thar
piinkins what growed on them vines. :and
thar he foui d that our cow had bit inter
it on one side, and had gone so fur into
it lie ce.,ld:;'l see her tail, but lound ber
eulin' her way thro' the other side.-'
RUSSIAN IxiUTKritny?.-In I8fiu lins
si.i had. one hundred foundries and ma
chine shops, and only fifty-two of which
were provided with steam. Al tlx.'
present time there arc three hundred and
sixty-two of these establishments, seven
ty-nine ol' which are exclusively occu
pied wiih the manufacture of agricultu
ral implements. Statistics aie to ham!
concerning one hundred and seventy
nine .-hops only; t!< 'KC employ 'l(i,f>28
workmen. Ju ISit8 there were two hun
dred and twenty-two locomotives made
in Ihissia; last year tuc number was
i seyen hundred and ninety-eight. A
large number of English workmen are
employed in Russian engineering shops,
but titcy complain of heine: treated us
naturalized Russian*subjects; that is to
say, their personal rights and liberties
are bul little respected.
- During a clerical conference the fol
owing conversation was heard between
Iwo news boys: " I say, .lim, what',
thc meaning of so many ministers bein?
here altogether?" " Why, answoroi
.lim, scornfully, "they ni ways meei omi
a j ear to swap sermons "
FACTS AX? FAXCIES.
-Tho Punch man notice? thal the
bald-headed meir comb their head- with
- Help somebody woree ort" than your
self, ?ind you will feel better ort' than
-Children should be taught th,x fre
quent use of good, strong, expressive
words-words that mean exactly what
they should express in their proper
-" My faith," says Dc Quiney, " is that
a great niau may he an infidel, by a rare
possibility, hut au intellect ol the highest
order must build upon Christianity."
I know nut wliv my path should he at time.
So straightly hedged, so strangely harrell
I only kunu find could keep wide tlc' dour,
Ibu I can trust.
-Young wollum ure advised to .-< t
good examples, because young men are
always following them.
-That writer does the most that gives
thc reader the most knowledge and takes
from him the least time.
-ThelMilwaukee Sentinel remarks that
'limes will continue bani as lone: as the
?'J.iino a year inan strives to appear as a
- Now put padlocks on your coal-bin
doors and graft small powder inagazints
into your woodpiles-St' /.unix Globe
- lt was observed of a decease.lilaw vcr
that he had left hut few elicits; to which
a lady remarked that "he had but few
-" Jimmy, give us the con- ol' vcr ap
ple, will ye?" (Johnny, still eating),
" You don't want this, it's a cooking ap
ple. I never give a feller a cooking ap
- 1 wo hundred and sixty-three years
ago Sir Henry Walton said in a letter to
a friend: " An ambassador is au honest
man sent to lie abroad (or thc good of
-" Bless you." said doini Henry, with
tears in his eves, "she takes ber own
hair off so easy that perhaps she doesn't
know how it hurts to have minc pulled
- bondon Fun-Old party (who st:1 tu
iliers, conies in for some ipceacuanidi)
"Oh. if you p-plensc, young in-v in,l
W-WUlit some ip-ip-ip-ip-" Festive
assistant (ired bv recent reminiscence)- -
-When ti man has been ' ird at work
in an obscure way for yea- 1 at length
achieves soeces*, ?i?t'-tei!... . . -
qHailitancos insult him by offering con
gratulations on his "luck." - Hinton
- Loan your motley, deposit your
earnings, intrust your wraith as you may
hut he sure it i-i not loaned to a "last"
borrower, deposited with a "spl rgy"
banker or intrusted to a "magnificent
and princely" acquaintance.
- At an elegant wenn nc: ol recent
dale at Lock po rf a very decided position
was taken hy the parents Of thc bride in
relation to lue custom of wedding gift-*.
On one corner of the note of invitation
was significantly engraven, "no pres
-The reason why a woman requires a
large wallet for lite transportation of a
twenty-five cent sh i ti plaster i.? as deeply
wrapped in mystery as the reason why a
dog always turns around three times
when he gets up after a nap.
- It is the curious logic of sin that its
fruit should be no greater than its seed;
hut acorns swell lo oaks, and grains to
granaries full; ?ml grains of sin grow
harvests of the death that deathless spirits
-They do things rather " fast" down
in Boston, sometimes. A certificate of
marriage was issued in that city a few
days ago, to a woman only eighteen
years old, who had been married twice
-An exchange a rt?) rd s thc etymolo
gical information that the aboriginal
lille of Niagara was " .Awn inga rah ;"
which closely accords with the pronunci
ation of the world hy the modern Klig
lis.li tourist.-Avrit) )ork World.
-" Pa, I guess our man Ralph is a good
Christ ni n." "How so, my boy?" "Why',
pa, I read in thc bible thal the wicked
-hall not live out half his days, and
Ibilph says he bas lived out ever since
he was a little hov."
- Moimi Holyoke seminary has sup
plied one hundred and fifteen wives for
loreign missionaries, the last two grad
uating elasses furnishing eighteen ; hut
it is impossible to say whether or not
.Mount Holyoke bas done well until the
missionaries express themselves.
-"Tin- first step toward wealth."
-ays an exchange, " is thc choice ol' a
good wife." " And the first step toward
securing a good wife is the possession of
good wealth'" .-.ays another. Ihre ive
have one of those good rub s .vi.ich works
prettily both ways.
- ff all thc gold in tile worM were
welded into one solid cubic block, one
side of thc cubic would measure only
twenty-three feet, lt ins': much ?.?' a
lump, to be sure, hut we should like to
play with it a ?lay or two.- ?Ui? do /.'.
-Dr.. A. W: Saxe recently described
before thc California academy of sciences
a colossal tree, oin- of a grove discovered
in Santa < 'lara county. Its circumference,
as actually measured six fee? from Ibo
ground, was bul a few inch. - less ?han
one hu min d ami fill y feel ; as ov er one
hundred feel of the' hq? l ad fallen, it
was impossible lo determine thc exact
height, though this was probably a'>ou.t
three hundred feet! This tree, even in
that, laud of vegetable wonders, stands,
chief over all, although thc oi lier l ives
ill the grove are said to be of immense