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^?LUME III. ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLlijlT THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1874. NUMBER 28.
D?nth gives ub moro than life.?Slruv J'ocm.
Aye, rndre: it given ropoBp, ?
Sweeter than any lifo can o'er impart;
Vast depth of peace, whero every burdened
I know my prison-barn; .
I build no toplluft towora on shifting kuuIh ;
I roach not upward with decaying band?
To grasp tbe lofty stars.
Tho lowly grave iB dear,
And ban no terrors ; it is free from pain;
ItH coA^b liy downy: and no Bocrot bauo
WringH tbo rcgrotful tear.
And lifo?its wild nproir.
Its frnitloBs hopes, ila wllbercd, bughtod dayn,
Its hours uf aiigulHh, turn tho fainting gazo
Toward tho '? voiceless Bhorc."
BY OIiABA O. DOHilVEB,
You would think from his nnmo that
he was bid and wrinkled, bent nnd
brown, wifcb a droadfully cunning,
wickod fnco; but ho isn't at all. His
oheoks aro round aud soft aud downy,
aud 'pink like peaohes; nnd he hns snob
a bright, mno^nt look that he walks
into1 your heart at once withottt knock
We call him Digglybonos because ho
is bo fond of the piay in which a dread
ful wicked old man steals all the lady's i
children and turns thorn into pies ; tho
poor lady, heartbroken for her loss, goes
to the baker's to oonsole herself with a
pie. She calls for gooseberry but no
sooner has she recoived it than sho ex
"Mercy me! This is my daughter
Amelia!" Then old Digglybonos cries
out 4>Pie, pie, pie," aud chases her
home. If he catches herbe gets Amelia
baok, and tbo poor mother has to go pio
Yon would never think that our littlo
round-cheeked boy would bo able to
run fast enough to make a successful
Digglybones, his logs aro so fat and so
short, but he oan catch the mother ' nnd
get Amelia back four times out of five.
Ho has.A b'g sister named Rose ; he
calls her Wosie with his littlo unman
ageable tonguo, and thinks sho is tho
most wonderfully wise, porfeotly beau
tiful, dearest aud best sister in tho wide
Wosio is eighteon and still goes to
school, where h:r anxious teachers
haveu't half such a high opinion of her
ns Digglybones Iiuh ; though they can't
help liking hor after knowing her a
Thore is a tall young follow with
blnok eyes nnd a groat mustaoho who
comes to see her sometimes, nnd I real
ly believe that he quite agrees with
Digglybonos in his high opinion of Wo
sie; at least the little boy put bis naugh
ty eye up to the keyhole of the parlor
door one day and saw the blaok mus
taoho as hear wosie's moutli as his o?
sweet lips ever got.
Ono line summer morning while Dig
glybones was building au Indian fort
with his blocks on tho diuniug-room.
table, there came a terrifio peal at tho
"Land!" cried grandmother, nearly
leaping out of her seat. " What do peo
ple want to ring that bell iu that style
for ? It's sot me all in a flutter. Ran
to the door, pet."'
Grandmother doesn't call him Diggly
bonos ; she thinks it is a dreadful name.
Whou, after no small amount of tug
ging, ho succeeded in opening the door,
bo found tho pustnmn there, not looking
so very pleasant as ho might, becauso ho
had been kept waiting so long. " Here,
bub," ho said, " here's a lottur for you ;
aud don't let thn grass grow under your
feet another time."
Digglybones was sd astonished about
tho grass that he let. tho letter fall out
of his hand, and did not shut his mouth
or pick tho letter up until the postnatal
had disappeared, and might- have Btood
there longer if his mother had not
called onb to him to shut the door
quick, before tho house was full of iltes.
When ho took tho letter into graud
mother the good old lady read tho di
rections out loud :
"Miss IloseStilliugfleet. City."
"Land!" sho said, "I guess that's
from Mr. Alford. I wouldn't wouder if
Rosie would give the best two bits sho
' ever saw to get this letter. Well, put it
on tho table iu her own room, dear."
Digglybones trudged ofl up stairs
with it, thinking all tho time, as hard
an ho could think with his busy lit
tlo brain; ho had never breathed a
word of his putting his eye up to tho
keyholo, for he hud a stroug suspicion
that -everybody, from graudniother
down, would strongly disapprove of
such a performance on his part; but, bo
hadn't forgotten it all, and ho "guessed"
that Mr. Alford, tho ownor of the black
mustache, was tho most daugorontf rival
he had; and ho thought to himsolf that
Wosio would givo two bits to get tho
After a while Digglybones knocked
down his Indian fort and wont out of
doors to play ; he knocked at Jimmy
Lee's back door and asked Mrs. Loo,, in
his sweet voico, "Could peaso Jimmy
como out doors aud play soldier?"
But Mrs. Leo said Jimmy had gone in
town with his auntie, and wouldn't bo
back until luuoh-tirue; so Digglybones
playod soldier by himsolf for a littlo
But ho found it exceedingly dull tobe
captain, lieutenant, company and every
thing, and began to wiith ho hud some
candy, or somebody to play with, he
didn t care which.
" Grandma," ho said, straying into
tho house, "1 wi?h you would dive mo
"What for, pet?" said grandmother,
who had been reduced to the verge of
bankruptcy by Digglybones already.
" I want some tandy."
"It isn'tgpod for you," replied grand
mother. "Somo of these days some
t'.j will say, 4Why hasn't that niee
littlo boy any teoth?* and eomobody
vill havo to answer, 'Because his naugh
ty grandma gave him so muoh candy;'"
" Then I can buy teeth like yours,'*
answered Digglybones ; "I want some
But grandmother shook her head, and
that day she was proof against teasing,
although Digglybones teased his best.
tp He found his xaothor equally untraot
able, and then his busy little brain be
gan to think; and he th ught, among
other things, that Wosie had some "five
I contses," and if lie gave her that lettor
sho 'would give him some of them.
Grandma had said that she would give
two bits to got that letter, and he was
sure there was a good many "five
oontses'" in two bite; and visions of an
unlimited amount of candy passed bo
Ho knew tho school whore Wosio went,
and was sure ho could find it; he had
watched her go down street so many
So, without saying a word to anybody,
ho put the letter in his little jaoket
pooket and started off. The letter stuck
up so high that it scraped his soft skin,
so he doubled it up and orowdod it
down. Ho walked along very compla
cently, with hia ragged straw hat on one
side, totally nnconsoions that his face
was dirty und his hair in his eyes; in
faot, he felt perfootly satisfied with him
By and by it occurred to him that ho
was pretty hungry, and it was queer
that he did not find the high school.
" My daoious 1" he thought to himself,
I wonder if Wosio doesn't get awful
tired going to school." He thought a
littlo rest would do him no harm, so he
found a nice, shady doorstep, and sat
When ho put Mr. Alford's letter into
his pocket ho had felt something hard in
it, and now, being reduced to great ne
cessity, he muoh wondered if that some
thing hard wasn't something to eat.
"Perhaps," thought Digglybones to
himself, " it is five.cents.. I doss it is ;
aud I dess Wosie would just as liove
dive it to me as not."
He could not imagine a tenderer mark
of affection on Mr. Alford's part than
his inclosing five cents to Wosie.
He oponed tho letter as carefully as
his clumsy little fingers could doit, and
out slipped?not something t? ent, and
not fivo cents, but a round, firm curl
dipped from Mr. Alford's blaok, curly
"O dear!" said Digglybonos, dis
He tried to slip it baok ngain, but his
small fingers wore "all thumbs," and it
slipped down to tho sidewalk beside him;
he thought, however, that he had got it
in again all safe, and ho stuffed the let
ter back into his pooket, feeling rather
dubious about what Wosie would say
when she found that ho had opened it.
Not being in the habit of borrowing
trouble, however, Digglybones dis
missed the subject from his mind and
started off ngain on his jonrney,
The f rther ho walked tho more forci
bly it oconrrod to him that it was queer
th t ho did not find the High School;
and tho more certain ho was that he felt
Those two oiroumstances together
caused Digglybones' spirits to descend
to zero, and putting his fiugeis in his
mouth and rubbing his eyes with his
dirty fist he began to cry.
For some time ho walked along, cry
ing harder and harder every minute,
aud nobody noticod him; but at last a
brown eyed gentleman, who, perhaps,
had a half-dozen little brown eyed chil
dren at home, stopped Digglybones and
"What's ?ho matter, littlo man?"
Digglybones took his fist away from
hi i eye to see who it was that had spok
en to him; nud being won at once by tho
kindly light of tho brown oyos ho took
his linger out of his mouth and "an
" Please, sir, I want to find tho high
school; and 1 hain't had no lunch, and
I'm huugry 1"
Tho last words came out with a bellow
that would havo made grandmother'?
heart aclio for her po^if sho could have
hoard it. .
" Hungry !" said the gentleman, who
could not suppress a griu at tho nature
of Digglybonos'complaint. "Well, well,
my boy, wo'll so n cure that. Now tell
mo whioh high school you wish to fiud,
tho boys' or the girls'?"
This Was a poser for Digglyb^ncs,
who instantly clapped his finger into
his mouth agnin to consider tho sub
ject ; and he came out bravely.
"I want to find Wosio," he said.
" Ah. ha 1" said tho gontlomau. " Is
Rosio your sister?"
"Take my baud," said his now friend,
"ai>d wo will find some.hing to eat first,
and Rosio af tor ward."
Thoy walked along together very con
fidentially indeed ; for tho iudiscroot
Digglybones told tho nentl^man all
about Wosie's letler, and what grand
mother had said, aud what his naughty
eye saw at tho parlor keyhole, and the
ourl of blaok hair that had dropped out
of the lottor ; all of whioh mado the
gontlemau laugh so uproariously that
Digglj'bunes was profoundly astonished.
Ho filled his little companion's pockets
wilh cakos, o.tndy and riuhfj howovor,
so that tho littlo boy oould not feel
hurt at his laughter, and took him to
the very steps of the high sohool.
"Where is your lettor, ray little
man ?" ho said. "Let mo ceo tho purl."
Digglybonos took out tho letter und
shook it, but no curl fell put; then tho
gentlemen took the lettor nud shook ;
and all in vain.
" Why, my boy," ho said, " what will
llosio say to'yon? You'vo lost tho curl
Digglybones looked a littlo puzzled
and worried for a moment, but his face
soon cleaved, and lie replied, very
"Oh ! Wosie oan det another; his
head is all covered with 'em."
Whereupon the gentleman took out
his handkerchief and wiped his eyes,
and shook very hard; Digglybones
looking on wondoringly.
Just then a young girl oame down the
steps, and the young geutlemon said :
. Can you toll mo if MisB Rose Still
inglleet attends sohool bore ? '
"Yes, sir, Bhe does," said the young
" Will you take this little boy so that
he can"find her?"
" Certainly," Bhe answered.
"Good-by, thon, my boy," said the
brown-eyed gentleman, patting Diggly
bones' head, and thon, walking away.
Perhaps ho told his brown-eyed chil
dren that night about tho funny, dirty
faced little boy whoni he met, out hunt
ing for " Wosio."
The young girl led the way up-stairs
and, opening the door, ushered poor,
shocking-looking littlo Digglybones into
a'room full of neat, pretty young ladies.
" This little boy wants to Beo Miss
Stillingfleet," said the young girl to the
Rose stood up, her face scarlet and
her eyes snapping, half in anger, half
in fun; Ehe did not know whether to
laugh or to cry.
Tho dirt on Digglybones' face was
now bo mixed with crumbs of cake and
bits of candy that it was hard to tell
what tho color of his round oheeks
might be; his tangled hair straggled
down from under his ragged straw hat,
and he held Mr. Alford'? poor ill-used
lotter extended in his dirty hand.
"Here, Wosio," he said, in his clear,
sweet voice, with a smile which would
have done honor to a seraph* "here's Mr.
Alford's letter. There was a curl of his
hair in it, but I lost that; but he's got
lots more on his head. Don't be mad,
He added the last entreaty in conse
quenoe of a look on Wosie's face which
he had never seen there before.
Tho young ladies giggled; how could
they holp it? Even the teacher smiled.
Tho tears roso np so thick in Wosie's
eyes that she could hardly speak to ask
the teacher if she might take the. inno
cent little offender home,
The letter she put in her pooket. She
did not scold, but she refused to take
hold of his hand nud made him walk
faster than his pooi littlo legs could con
When they reached home Digglybones
realized that the wuy of the transgressor
is hard, and from that day to this he
eyes Wosie's letters with fear and scorn,
and nothing will persuade him to touch
The Grasshopper Army.
To the thousands of our readers who
have for the past fow years, and especi
ally few months, heard and road of tho
grasshopper, tho mighty spoiler of the
husbandman's labors, but who have
never seen or heard described tho ap
pearance and nature of the pestiferous
insect, it may be that a picture of the
creature and its doings would not be
uninteresting. When tho grasshoppers
originally appeared in the northwestern
states to any damaging degree, a num
ber of years since, thoy first attracted
attention by their numbers, appearing
as thoy did bofore tho astonished far
mer in countless millions, not as the
innocent and harmless creatures whioh
had hopped before his sioklo in tho
grass ever since he was a boy, but as
a dangerous, ravenous nud devouring
army of innumerable pigmy enemies.
Thoy oame in swarms, darkening tho
heavens as far as tho eye could roach,
and alighting upon tho green Hold liko
a black shroud, and only leaving it
when nothing verdant remained put of
thoir myriad stomachs. They were not
near as largo as wero tho domestic grass
hoppers, neither green in color, but a
brownish-colored insect, of half tho size.
They hopped with all tho power of tho
old green specimens, but when it came
to using their wiugs the "old inhabit
ant" grasshoppors wero nowhere. The
invaders (oarly named the "raidors")
wore very eagles in miunture, nud would
on a still day soar from a ruined corn
Held directly toward tho suu nnd away
from human vision. People not experi
enced in tho devastating propensities of
these pests can scarcely believe that so
niiifdl uu insect, and ono hitherto looked
upon so lightly as a poworless inhabit
ant of the farm, can do the harm whieh
has been ascribed to them. Rut they
oan do mighty thii gs on nccpnnt of thoir
numbers. It can hnrdly bo oreditcd
that they como in sun-darkening clouds
and cover the meadows, fields aud roads
to tho depth of from ono to five inches
! of wriggling aud hungry life;, but thoy
do. It can hnrdly bo bolioved that they
light upon tho fences, nnd guaw away
at tho boards and posts with snob as
siduity that they leavo them looking
haggled and scarred, but thoy do. It
can hardly bo understood that thoy will
stop a team by driving liko a hail storm
in tho horses' faceR, that thoy cush by
hundreds undor tho foot whioh stop
among them, and yevon stop rnilroad
trains, with thoir greaso when run over
on up-graden, but it is tru ?. Any farm
er in the infestod region who is experi
enced in their ravages will oflirm thoso
apparently extreme statements to be on
ly tame facts in the presence of the ac
tual "raiders"?the Egyptian plague of
Minnesota and the terror of tho bus
bandmon of the wholo northwest.?
?A Mohmon at Silt Lake proposes
to mnlto a human body appear and then
disappear before tho audience. Ho ful
filled his programme by appearing,
getting tho money of his audience, and
ttjtato Purchasing Agont to the
S"We extract tho following from a com
munication published in tho Prairio
Farmer from tho Illinois state pur
SfNovor sinco tho granges havo been
organised did the members of tho ordor
o?mipy^flfioh a responsible position as
tij.oy do at present. Starting out with
tho theory that so far as the purchasing
o% farm supples was concerned, that
the long lines of middlemen, could bo
dispensed with, and that a moro direct
trade, and consequently a less expen
sive system could be adopted, wo formed
organizations all over tho stato with a
rabidity that BnrpasBcd our most san
guine anticipations. We promised man
ufacturers that thoso of them who
would dismiss their agents who were
overrunning the country in the fine car
riages .and with fast horses, forcing
sales in tho most expensive manner (all
of Iwhioh came out of tho farmer's
pocket ) that wo would supply the de
foal by contracting our trado and giving
it to them in preference to all the oth
ers,?- With a promptness that was flat
tering to' the feasibility of its proposi
tion, many of the manufacturers, from
all par ta of the country, offered to meet
us upon that platform, giving us the
usual discounts allowed to the trado,
thereby talking the busiuess out of tho
hands of middlemen and depending
upo$ the integrity of the order to fulfill
their promises. It needs no philoso
phical argument to convince any one
that the manufacturers aoting in this
way incurred the united displeasure of
thos? belonging to " rings," together
with that of tho whole army of agents
on both tides. . This inaugurated a
No sooner was this move discovered
than the "rings " and their agents low
ered the prices of their goods to tnose
offered by our manufacturers, at the
same ''time boasting that they wonld
break-down tho system by decoying tho
trado away from thoso who dealt with
us. To more effectually accomplish
thin, many of them sold goods during
the past season - at even lower prices
than had yet been offered to us. Some
of the^bbldest of them havo declared
that they will sell at oven less than
cost far, a time, depending upon making
up for it in future trade, when they
drive TW irom our position. There are
hundre la of thousands of dollars band
ed agaitBt us this year to accomplish
this end]. As a general thing they have
the heu>tiest capitalists on their side,
and, as it is a matter of life or death to
them, they will fight ns desperately.
They know full well that we do not
hold out a compromising hand to them,
and they feel, too, that they have gone
so far that they cannot give up while
there is a ray of hope, and consequent
ly it must be fought out on this line.
Some of them attempt to decoy us
away from our standard by assuring us
that they can manufacture goods cheap
er now thau formerly, and the price
noed not be as high. We know this is
not so to any great extent, as material
aud labor and interest on monoy are
about as high as ever. If, too, they
were in earnest why do the "rings" fight
us and our principles so bitterly?
Strange, indeed, that their conversa
tion did not take placo nntil they saw
us in a situation to throw off the gall
ing yoke and maintain our independ
ence. Strango, too, that in localities
where the pressure is not so great, that
their conversation is not as complete as
it is here.
So far then as the Patrons in Illinois
aro concerned, they havo accomplished
all they started out for, and now tho
ground they fought for is thoirs. The
question now comes to every one, will
you retain it, or will you forfeit it?
This is a question fuller of meaning
than mero commou interrogatories.
Hence the assertion made by mo in tho
first sontonco of this article. If you
say you mean to occupy tho position
you now do, it is done only upon tho
fuet that you fulfill to tho vory letter
your promiso to g vo your support to
those who oame out from tho old system
of agencies and declared themselves
with us. Boforo this change we had no
responsibility. Wo wcro mero tools in
the manufacturer's hands to gather in
the wealth of tho country to tho tills of
It is not sufficient to nay now that it
is no mattor whero you purchase, since
machinery, < to., is as low outside ai in
side the ordor. If in many instuuees
this is tho case, pi. s toll mo to whom
is tho reduction due? Thou lot every
true Patron stand by tho stars and
stripes of the grange, and see that tho
I banner that led us to victoiy is not for
Rushing Into Danger.
Tho insano haste with which peoplo
ofton rash to their deata ia utterly la
mentable. Persons, to save the delay
of u few minutes, heedlessly rush in
front of a swift-moving train, or worse
than foolishly jump upon a moving oar,
running tho risk of nn accident, sooner
than wait tho short timo necessary to
insure them perfoot ? safety. If only
themselves woro tho snfferors, tho fate
that oft'.n overtakes them would be well
merited ; but unfortunately thoy are tho
least hurt by tho catastrophe. Several
fatal accidents have recently occurred
at the eaet?all of them resulting from
criminal hoedlessnesp. A young lady,
wishing to show her friends how nimble
sho was, attempted to cross tho traok
ahead of n ooming lecomotive. She
did cross, but her dross was caught in
tho passing wheels, and sho wns drawn
back under tho crushing weight of the
train. Auoth. r instance was that of a
mau. His wife, looking from her cham
ber Jwindow, eaw him step from tho
train whioh dally brought him from the
oity. Sho ran down stairs' to moot' him;
at tho door, bat he was not there. She
thought he 'had hidden and called to
him, bat there was no -answer. She
saw a crowd of men . coming np the
street; they stopx>ed at her gate, ono.no 1
it, and oame up tho puth tjearing his
doaJ body^ He did alight, in Safety
from tho train. Thore was another
train coming from tho epposite direc
tion ; he would not wait .the minute it
would take to pass, but sprang in front
of it, the wheel of tho engine caught'
his boot he 1, wheeled him. around, and.
throw him upon the track. Hardly a
day passes but some accident occurs
from attempting to cross tho streets in
front of an approaching vehicle, and all
to save a minuto of time, certainly, not
so very valuable to ono who. holds his
lifo at so small a price.
About Salt Lake.
A correspondent of tho Baltimore
American, writing from Salt Lake Oity,
says: "The oity of Salt Lake is at the
foot ot the range of tlio Wahsatch Moun
tains, and extends somewhat on the up
land pain. A long valley lies beyond,'
affording fine cultivation for those. am
bitious to extend their farms and gar
dens beyond tho oity suburbs. The
mountains rise liko the sides of a basin,,
containing in many places deep rifts of
enow upon which the sun's rays have no
visible effect. The most attractive fea
ture about, tho eity is their method?of
irrigatiou. A mountain stream is turned
from its natural course, to form clear,
beautiful brooks, flowing over pebbly
bods, on either side of the i streets,
?which are themselves one hundred and
thirty-three feet wido. The old houses
are adobo, but many hue buildings
aro noticeable, and judging from the
freshness of their appearance, the eity
must have greatly changed in the post
few years. It is now laid out in wards,
twenty in number, of eight blocks each.
Every ward has a bishop presiding over
it, subject to tho chief of the council of
bishops. This arrangement, accounts
for the entire absence of beggars. The
Tabernacle stands on one of the' princi
pal streets; adjoining it tho foundation
of the now temple,-which, if. ever com
pleted, will be very elogant. On the
same street are the Lion House'aud Bee
Hive?homelike, comfortable buildings
?and the prominent houses of the pres
ident. Still further on is the family
school-house. A solid stone wall en
closes all these buildings, leaving the
stranger to wonder what such a life can'
be, for n ,t a .sign of animation reveals
its workings to tho outer world. On
the opposite side of tho street Brigham
Young is building a spacious residence
valued nt one hundred thousand dollars.
Houses of other wives are scattered
about in the neighborhood, and the neat
little cottoge of Ann Eliza stands va
cant. They tell UBthere are eighteen la
dies who answer to tho name of Mrs.
Young in Salt Lake, and others in the
towns throughout the Territory. Mrs.
Amelia Young is an adept in the very
important art of nursing nnd is also an
educated lady, and this is n key to all
that is mysterious about Mormou
women. As a class they are not educa
ted, and they certainly do not belong to
the ordor of lino ladies. They come
from a laboring class of people, where
labor means hard and continuous teil,
with no time or thought to devote to
tho "refinements of life. Somo were*
peasant girls from European countries
to whom higher wages out nt service
was the inducement offered. Thoy do
not look liko happy women, and the
natural inferonce is that they aro not;
but they zealoii?ly defend their mode of
lifo because they consider it a part of
thoir religion, nnd thoro is no bigotry
so difficult to overenmo as that founded
upon roligious couviotions."
Courage nnd Self-control.
Of students who begin a term with
high aims, how many year after year
fail to fulfill them, not from want of
opportunity, but from wont of resolu
tion ! The poet Cowper was onoe con
sulted by Iiis friend, Mr. Unwia, about
somo man's ehnraoter. "All I know,"
ho wrote, " about him is, that I buw
him once clap his two hands upon a
rail, meaning to leap over it; but he
did uot think tho nttompt a safo ono,
and so took them off again." This
story typifies tho careor of not a few
who proriised something bottor. Let
mo counsel you to keep your hand upon
tho rail, even if you fail to clear it at
tho first leap, or, at all events, only to
removo it in order to try a humbler
hoight. You aro often exhorted to
aim high that you may secure a lower
11 Who aimotli nt the aky,
Shoots higher much titan ho that moniia a
But I nm not suro that it is not wiser
to selcet for tho immediate mark, how
over ambitious your ultimate hopos may
be, something fairly within your powor,
and pertinaciously to strivo until you
hit it. '_
?Tho attempt to substitnto moral
suasion for corporeal punishment in the
government ot pupils in tho public
schools of Chicago hna been cutiroly
successful. Tbo report of tho sohool
board dwells upon this fnot with par
donable complacenoy. Last year there
wero fewer suspensions, in proportion
to the attendance than ever before.
Nino schools, having an average attend
ance of (5,500, report no suspensions and
no corporeal punishment. Six sohools,
i with an attendance of 4,500, report ono
?Mr. Spirgeon, in his Sword and
Trowel, acknowledges tho receipt of a
letter informing him that the gout was
sent ns a judgment from God upon him
for opposing tho Churoh ofjEuglnnd.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
?A doctor's motto is supposed to be:
Patients and long Buffering. 1'
?It is success tbat c?I?Jrl' ftUltfTUWf
snooess makes fools admired/ makes
?Tho sponge business in Syria yields
abont $125,000 a year, not an hundredth'
part as muoh as is yielded by the speng- >
wg business in America.
?At Decatur, HI., tho streets aro,
drained by sinking wells forty feet, at
which depth there are auieksands
whioh do the work very effectually. -tHn
?Miss Thackeray Bays, tho sura of^
tho evil done by a respeotable and easyW
going life may be greater in the end,
perhaps, than that of many a disastrous
' ?"When a Chicago woman feels par
ticularly spiteful toward mankind, she
sleepy with her feet out of. the. window, ;
so as to prevent people from seoing the.
?A Kansas school ma'am wouldn't'
dismiss eehool to let the scholars seo a
circus procession go by, and the board
of trostees have secured a teacher who
isn't so. stuck up. ?
?A Wisconsin man has just been pax- >
doned, after seven years' service in tho
penitentiary, it having been ascertained
that ho did not commit the murder ?l1
which ho was accused. \ bjj
?Flour will extinguish the* flames of
burning coal oil, according to some'
body in Wisconsin. As soon as it''be1*
comes generally understood that coal
oil is dangerous, this . discovery may
prove of great service.
?Detroit Free Press: ': A younglady r
in Milwaukee fainted away when <ber<
lover called and found her bare-footed,',
but a Chicago girl would havo kicked
his hat off" as she cried 'good- morn-'
?Tho daughter of Kicking Bird -iflj
described as a "lively, piquant littlo
thing, with arckV soulful eyes.". The
elk .teeth with which her cloak ;is or-,
namented aro valued at two hundred
and fifty mules ' **>ut
?Engaging candor : Papa ? " Aritil
pray, sir, what do you intend to settle
on my daughter? and how do you*
mean to live?" Intended?"I intend,
sir, to settle myself on your daughter,,
and live on you 1" ; u; ? 07?
?-'' I believe my fate will be that oj"^
Abel's,'' said" a'wife to her husbandl oho
day. " Why so ?" inquired her husband.
" Because ' Abel was killed by a club,
and your olnb will kill me if you con
tinue to go fee it every night."
?Some singers at a concert were
somewhat startled the other evening by
finding that the selection, "When
weaiied watchers sink to Bleep," had'
been printed on their programmes, -
" Whonmarried wretches,'., etc.
?Within the past five years 27,785
miles of railroad have been constructed
in this country at $40,000 per mile; the
cost of these works has been $1,111,
400,000. The population of ttio country
inoreases at the rate of 2.o0 per cent,
annually. The earnings of our rail
reads inoreases in about sixfold greater
?Cheerfulness is an excellent wear
ing quality. It- has been called tho
bright weather of the heart. It gives
harmony to the^soul, and is a perpetual
song without words. It is tantamount.
to repose. It enables nature to recruit
its strength; whereas worry and discon
tent debilitate it, involving constant
wear and tear.
?Danbnry Bailey writes from Eon-,
don: Thoy ask mo if thoro are such
drinks as brandy smashes, claret pun
ches, gin-slings, and the like, and when
I tell them I am not quite sure, bnt
think I havo heard those things men
tioned by worldly people in the states,
they say, "Ah, how wonderful 1" I
hope I havo not deceived theso people.
?Stanloy writes, " No drnukard can
live in Africa. Tho very fever discov
ers his weak point, id tacks him and
kills him. I knew nothing muoh of
this terrible recurring malady previous
to my African experiences, but I had
good cause before 1 ended my mission
to know that a drunkard is least able to
withstand a tropical and malarious cli
?Pestered with "contributions in
verse," from a persistont rhymster, till
his patience gavo out, an Amerioan ed
itor wrote to his correspondent thus :
"If yon don't stop sending mo your
sloppy poetry, I'll print a piece of it
some day, with your namo appended in
full, and send a oopy to your sweet
heart's father." The poetical fountain
was spontaneously dried xfrf.
?A cholera conference is to .meet in
Vienna in the course of the autumn to
discuss the best methods of preventing
tho propagation of the disease. Pro
fossor Pottenkofor, who has carefully
watched the progress of cholera in
Munich sinco its outbreak nearly a year
ago, will bo present, and will no doubt
have valuable information to contribute.
The number of deaths, whioh last win
ter amounted to 55 a day in Munich
(as a maximum), had sunk last month
to two per diem.
?A Montreal paper says : " The la
dies of this oity will be gratified to
learn that the woman's rights movement
7B advanoing with giant strides. A
Papineau road brickmaker employs
women in his manufactory. Several
women could bo seen yestorday in his
yard piling bricks. The happy, oon<
tented expression visible on the"ir ann
immt features showed plainly that thoy
enjoyed thoir work. Their hands
moved nimbly, and thoy can throw eight
bricks in the time a man takes to throw