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13iPBBCARED TO UO AI;L KINDS Ql'
Meeting of the Agricultural Society.
The meeting was called to order
by Dr. W. P. Barton and minutes of
last meeting road and confirmed.
The committee of ten on Uie Factory,
appointed at the last session of the
Society was represented by its chair
man, Mr. Ilarpin Biggs, who reported
verbally that the project was dropped
and asked to be discharged.
Dr. Barton, President of the Socie
ty, stated that he had.been appointed
special correspondent to the State
Agricultural Commissioner and call
ed for answers to llie following ques
tions : Are there any diseases pre
vailing among the stock of the coun
Mr. Mc Salley stated that he lias
cholera among his hogs but thought
that the disease would be effectually
stopped by the use of carbolic acid.
Ho has separated the well from the
sick hogs and directs his attention lo
those that arc well in order to keep
them from becoming impregnated
with the disease. He docs not doctor
the sick hogs.
Mr. Iladley had a sow and pigs
which took the chorera and wer ? ef
fectually cured by giving charcoal,
ashes and turpentine.
Mr. Muller endorsed the cabolic
acid remedy and knew hogs which
had been cured.
Mi. Charlie Gehroldshad cured his
hogs with slop into which were put
charcoal and turpentine.
The second question, Are there any
obstructions to fish in the county
streams? None were reported.
Third question, Are farmers pro
grossing well with their crops?
Capt. J. L. Moorer said they were
working and trying to succeed but
success depended largely on the sea
Mr. Mike Riley reported better
crops in his neighborhood than he
had seen for for sometime.
Mr. Mc. Sal ley said he had travel
ed a little over the county and
thought that the amount of cotton
planted largely in excess of the corn.
He reported the cotton crop at this
stage in good condition ; the corn was
small and spindling ; but the oat crop
was very line.
Capt. J. L. Moorer objected to Mr.
Sallcv's report on the ground that
corn in his neighborhood was line and
promised well. Ma-. Salley said he
referred more pattieularly to the sec
tion of county above Mr. Mooier's
and about Lewisville.
Mr. W. $11. Dukes thought there
was more cotton than com planted
and reported both in good condition.
Fourth question, What is the com
parative acreage devoted .0 the differ
ent kinds of crops?
There was considerable difference
of opinion regarding the answer to
this question, but careful iuquirius
from each member it was finally
agreed to qjivo the following as ap
proximating nearer the truth than
any other: In every 10U acres of
cultivated land there ate ?? per cent,
in cotton, 25 per cent, in corn, l?
per cent, in oats, G per cent, in rice,
and -I per cent, in wheat. The con
dition of the growing crops at the
present stage was reported as follows :
Cotton, very good ; corn, good ; oa'.s,
very good ; and wheat, fair. In this
connection it was agreed that wheat
seed should be changed every year.
Sandy lauds should be planted in
seed raised on clay land, separated
by a distance of many oiiles.
Fifth question, What is the pros
pect of* fruit?
Various special auwswers were
elicited from parties all of which
might be expressed in the word
Sixth question, Are fanners using
more or less fertilisers this year com
pared with last?
In the large majority of cases, more
was reported as used.
Seventh question, Are our people
buying more or less supplies than
last year? Ans. More.
Eighth question, Do our people re
sort to Liens or Mortgages?
It was reported that both were ex
tensively used, and Liens particular
ly among the colored people.
Ninth question. What is lue com
parative condition and price of held
Same as last year.
Tenth question, Are our people less
inolined to leave the State than for
merly ? Yes.
Eleventh question, Is there im
provement in the herd of slock? Yes.
Dr. E. Cooke wished to know if
wheat, as a crop, is profitable in this
country. Mr. L. R. Beckwilh gave
a negative answer and said he had
made four good crops in twelve years,
four average crops and the rest were
Mr. H. Moorer thought it profita
ble because two crops could be raised
the same 3'oar on the land, one of
wheat and one of cotton or corn.
Mr. Riley favored wheat planted
without manuring but iu rotation with
Mr. J. J. Salley mado his own
wheat every year and did not plant
much either, also Mr. Mackay.
Mr. Muller believed that after the
toll of the thrasher and miller was'
taken out thero was but little left for
Mr. Mc. Salley expressed the opin
ion that .vheat would pay on certain
lands. When, however,'the question
was put to a votn, it wan pretty gen
erally decided in the negative.
Mr. Hadley offered the following
question for discussion at the next
meeting and expressed the hope that
there would bo a full attendance on
that occasion : How aro we to get
labor in the future? The subject was
brought up at this time because ol the
fact that laborers can give Liens and
and rent lands with no difficulty what
ever and thus the scarcity and clll
ciency of labor is likely to become a
serious question for the farmers to
consider. At this stage of the pro
ceedings dinner was reported ready
and the Society adjourned to the sec
ond Uoor where there was a feast of
good things to eat ami better to drink
awaiting the crowd. Work in earnest
began nor did it cease until the bones
were picked and the last drop had
been squeezed from two demijohns of
Dr. Barton's best.
''J am for Biaine," said Col. Inger
soll. "I want Biaine. to he nominat
ed because he is a man of genuis ; be
cause be will 1111 the country with en
thusiasm, and because men dead for
other candidates will h ve wings for
him. With him as President we
shall sec a new era in this country.
Government will be purer and poli
tics more patriotic."
"What about the third term?"
"I think there is widespread preju
dice against the third term as a prill"
pie, and there may bo some feeling
against Grant. For myself, though
Grant bus never been my friend,!
have always been bis, and I can
think ot no circumstances under
which 1 would do him an unkind act.
j But at the same time, above the
grandeur of his history, over all the
roar of bis guns, I hear the ntimc of
Biaine. Peisonally, I hear the name
ol Biaine, and I am lor him first and
?'?What about Sherman?"
uShould Sherman be the only can
didate before the convention, the con
vention would aujourn and advertise
This epigrammatic rejoinder caus
ed much merriment. Some one asked
a similar question in regard to Tilden.
"No Democrat admires Tilden,"
Mr. lugersoll instantly replied. "The
Doiuucrals admire cunning ; they ad
mire a gentleman shod with silence ;
they admire a gentleman with velvet
feel; hut"?rising in his seat?"they
admire courage, dash, defiance."
"And thai Tilden hasn't," observ
ed another of the partv.
'?The Democracy tried Tilden*
(?nee," the Colonel added. uThey
tried him once and he was not equal
to the occasion. They say he was
elected ; but he had not courage to
say that he was."
"Whai is my opinion of Tilden?
Tilden stands on the shore of bank
ruptcy, a wrecker. Everybody iinag
incs a line shore ; and when they think
of Tilden they think of one gathering
j boxes and bauds and trunks and
! personal baggage. The name of Til
den suggests a surf."
Never Saw a Wornan.
Meadow's history of the Chinese,
lately published in London, in a cbup
ter on love, has the following story:
A Cbiuese who had been disappoint
ed in ma* ringe, and bad grievously
suffered through women in man.)
other way a, retire.1 with bis infant
son to the peaks of a mountan
range in Kweichoo, to a spot quite in
accessible to the liule footed G- inp.se
women. He trained the boy to wor
ship the gods and stand in awe and
abhorrence of the devils, but he never
mentioned women to him, always de
scending the mountain alone to bin
food. A* length, however, the in
firmities of age compelled hi in to take
the young man with him to carry the
heavy hag of rice. As they were
leaving the market together, the son
stopped short anil pointing to three
approaching objects, cried, "Father,
what aro those things. Look ! look !
what are they?" The father instant
ly answered with the peremptory or
der, " Turn away your bead ; they aro
devils?" Tim son iu some alarm
turned away, noticing that evil things
were gazing at him with surprise from
behind their fans. He walked to the
mountain iu silcuce, eat no supper,
aud from that day lost his appetite
and was allhctcd with melancholy.
For some time his troubled and anxi
ous parent could get no satisfactory
answer to his enquiries, but at length
the young man burst but, crying with
inexplicable pain, "Oh, father, that
tallest devil! that tallest devil, fath
Tlcklos Him to Death.
"Am I tired of life ?" said a cheer
ful old man the ether day , in reply
to the question. "Not a bit of it. I
remember landing in this town with a
chip hat aud hickory shirt and a pair
[of breeches. I've been way up and
I've been flat on my buck, yet I'd
like to begin and go it all over again
?Chip hat, shirt, breeches, and all.
Why ? Well, you see, when y? u come
to the end you don't know what's be
yond. I'm dead sure of this other
thing ; and, ou the whole, this world
just tickle me to death."
I hav finally got so that I ain't at
all sertain ov wat 1 kno misclf, and
am gittiug less sertain ov wat others
say they kno.?.Josh Billings.
Change of Life.
Chango is the common feature of
eociety?of all life. The world is like
a magic lantern,or the shifting scenes
of a panorama.
Ten years convert the population
of schools into men nnd women, the
\oung into fathers and matrons, make
and mar fortunes, and bury the last
generation hut one.
Twenty years convert infants into
lovers, fathers and mothers, decide
men's fortunes and distinctions, con
vert active men and women into
crawling drivelers, and bury all pre
Thirty years raise an active gene
ration from noncnity, change fasci
nating beauties into bearable old wo
men, convert lovers iuto gtandfalhers,
and bury the active generation, or re
duce them to decrepitude and imbe
Forty years, aias 1 change the face
of all society. Infants are growing
old, the bloom of youth and beauty
has passed away, two active genera
tions have been swept from the stage
of life ; names once chetished are for
gotten, unsuspected candidates for
fame have started from the exhaust
less womb of nature.
And in fifty years?mature, ripe
fifty years?a half century?what tre
mendous changes occur. How Time
writes her sublime wrinkles every
where, in rock, river, forest, cities,
villages, hamlets, in the nature of
man and the destinies and aspects of
all civilized society.
Let us pass on to eighty years?
and what do we see and desire in the
world to comfort us? Our parents
are gone; our children have passed
from us into all parts of the world to
light the grim and desperate battle of
life. Our old fricudd?where are
they? We behold a world of which
we know nothing and to which we ire
uiikrown. We weep for the genera
tions long gone by-?for lovers, for
parents, for children, for friends in
the grave. We sec everything turn
ed upside. do?vn by the fickle band of
fortune and the absolute despotism of
Time. In a word, we behold the
vanity of life, and are quit?. ready to
lay down the poor burden and be
Speak a Cheerful Word.
Did you never go out in the morn
ins with a heart so depressed and
saddened that a pall seemed spread
over the world? lint on meeting
some friend who spoke cheerily for a
I minute or two, if -only upon indiffer
ent matters, you have felt your spirits
wonderfully lightened. Evjan a child
dropping into your house on an er
rand has often brought a ray of sun
shine which did not depart when he
went his way again. It is a blessed
I thing to speak a cheerful word when
you cnn. ''The heart k no weih its
'own bitterness" the world over, ami
jlhose who live in palaces are not ex
empt, and good words to such hearts
I "are like apples of gold in pictures of
j silver." Even strangers we casually
meet by the way, in the travelers'
waiting-room, are unconsciously in
lluenced hy the words and tone we
use. It is the one with pleasant
words on his lips to whom the strang
er in a strange land turns for advice
and direction in his porplexi ies.
Take it as a compliment if some way
Hirer comes to you to direct him
which street or which train to take;
your manner has struck him as tie
lousing to one he can trust. It is
hard sometimes to speak a pleasant
word when the shadows rest on our
own hearts; but nothing will tend
more to lighten our spirits than in do
ing good to another. When you have
no opportunity to speak :i cheering
word you can often send a full beam
of sunshine into the heart of some
sorrowing, absent friend by sitting
down and writing a good, warm
Ohio Not for Grant.
j The Cincinnati Commercial feels
! authorized to say to all concerned
! that if Grant is nominated at Chicago.
Ohio will not go for the third-term
! party, cither in October or November,
j We believe that Hamilton county
j would give a majority of five or six
(thousand votes against the third-term
ticket. Ohio is a Republican State,
but not a third-term Grant State.
Will the desperadoes who are deter
mined to drive the Rhpubliean
party into a candidacy utterly incon
sistent with Republicanism take no
tice before it is too late? We know
as much about Hamilton county poli
tics as anybody, and we are absolute
ly free to speak out the whole truth,
irrespective of nominations, for nomi
nations bind us only so far as we ap
prove thorn,-at.d we think it the prop
er thing to speak plainly before the
forks of the road are reached.
An Ecclesiastio Bon Mot.
The Cincinnati correspondent of the
Baltimore Star relates the following
incident of the Methodist General
Conference: "The following may be
recorded ns a bon mot of the session :
During the vote for Bishops a color
ed member said to General Fish, ''I
am voting for two colored Bishops,''
ami, showing his ticket, revealed to
the astonished General his own
name. 'Why,' said he, 'I am a lay
man, and, besides, I am not a colored
man.' 'Yes.' was the reply ; 'but you
are just as good as a colored man.' "
The World hus certainly earned the
right to speak frankly as a friend to
the Democrats of the South, and it is
time for every true friend of the
South to tell Southern men plainly
that they need not seek or hope to
evade or escape the responsibility of
their plain, demonstrable relation tu
tho Democratic party by professing
either that they have no opinion as to
what manner of man should be the
Democratic candidate at Cincinnati,
or that they think it discreet to with
hold any opinion they- may have form
ed. The pretext of this Southern in
difference, or Southern reticence in
tho notion that any Democratic can
didate will be prejudiced in the North
by Southern advocacy of" his claims.
It is time for nil grown men at the
South to understand that this notion
has been industriously put about by
Mr. Ti Id en's friends 'in order to bull
doze the Southern majority of the
party into shutting their eyes and
opening their mouths and taking what
Grumercy Park may send then). It
is time for grown ?u^n at the South
to understand that, no matter who
may be nominated at Cincinnati, he
will be denounced to.the Republican
voters us a Southern candidate. If
ue is a Nor'hern mau he will be re
viled as "u Northern man with South
crn principles." The stalwart con
tention am! outcry this summer must
be met, and boldly met,- by any Dem
ocratic candidate. The stalwart yell
j in 1880 against any Democrat ? ill
be like the stalwart yell 1872 against
Horace Grceley?that tho Democrat
ic party is a Southern parly. Why
[should it not be? In 187G Mr. Til
'den went out of the Northern States
in a minority of a quarter of a million,
but when the real ballots of the
Southern States wero added this was
[turned 'uto n majority of a quarter of
a million. The country has got on
now to a point where it longs for
nothing so much as a frank utterance
I of the true und best sontiuient of the
South. The business men of the
j North and West desire to see the
Union as it was in the hearts of the
whole people. New England, and
especially Massachusetts, tho brain
of the anti-slavery war, is looking
back to the better days of the repub
lic and proves Ibis demonstration by
[the feeling which it displays in favor
of such a national statesman ns
j Mr. Bayard. Tho 1 colleges, the
I churches, the be?t. elements of Puri
tanism and the best elemen's of Cath
olicism iu. MatHiuv'iuf^tto ay) manifest
this feelfng. The independent, right
minded, no-party men of the East
and North are intently expecting what
the South will do at Cincinnati. By
what the South docs at Cincinnati the
'South will, wc repeat, be judged, and
in the Northern judgment of the
South the Democracy will be judged.
No man iu New York or in New En
gland is uninformed as not to know
t'>ut the South can control ' he Cin
cinnati nomination. Is the South so
demoralized ns that it no longer has
any political convictions, or that it
dares not act upon these convictions ?
Let that once be really believed, and
there will bo an end of all hope for
the Democracy in 1880! Arc the
majority of a great national party re
duced to dumb acquiescence in the
control of a minority? That would
j be even worse for the Democracy.
If the South can no longer form polit
ical opinions, or no longer venture to
enfoice them when formed, it is lime
the country should know in bow great
a peril our institutions stand !?JS'ew
York Yorld. (Dem.)
Morir/onism in the South.
It is creditable to our American
civilization that, notwithstanding the
'oleration with which the Mormons
'have been treated, the followers of
Brighani Young has thus far been
eo*i pel led to seek converts to their
peculiar doctrines among the old na
tionalities of Europe. England has
been the great Mormon recruiting
ground and latterly Denmark and
Sweden. Dining the last few years,
however, the Saints, we regret to say,
have found a good deal of encourage
ment in some of the Southern Stales,
especially iu Georgia and Tennessee.
In Lawrence County iu the latter
State Mormon missionaries have been
at work for more than a twelve
month, and their efforts have been,
unfortunately, so successful that
twenty of its citizens recently joined
the Church of tho Latter Day Saints.
They have just left for Utah, where
they will no doubt be admitted to all
the rights and privileges of the elect.
One ol the converts in question is
described as a handsome young mar
ried woman, whose hiisbaud, however,
did not uccompany her. Lawrence
County it is to be hoped will not lind
many imitators iu the South. It is al
most incredible that at tho present
lime Mormonism should be able to
rcciuit its rank? in any portion of the
country, but it seems there are a few
places into which tho light ol civiliza
tion has not yet penetrated.
WllEN a fellow looks back into the
dim vista of by-gono /earn, about tho
only things he can remember, is his
mother's slipper, his first pair of
boots, and the old schoolmaster. Lifo
was worth living for in those days,
even though there wasn't much money
?Subscribe for tho Dfmociut.
Senator Hampton's Speeoh.
The announcement that Senator
Wade Hampton, of South Carolina,
would address the Senate to-day in op
position to the resolution unseating
Senator Kellogg, drew one of the lar-|
seat audiences of the session to the
Senate Chamber. Governor Hamp
ton's position on this important ques
tion has been known for several days,
but it seems that his determination to
be the first Democrat to speak against
the outrageous action recommended
by the Elections Committee was only
reached after he heard Ben Dill's in
sulting reference to the South Caroli
na Senators yesterday, of whom Hill
said there were "whispering* in the
air* as In their course on this meas
ure, inlimating that they would dis
honor themselves if they antagonized
the resolution to oust Kellogg. Gen
eral Hampton, at the outset, disclaim
ed that he proposed .to make a legal i
argument. He intended merely to
stale the facls and draw those logical
dedutions from his premises, such as
any man of ordinary common sense
was capable of. He slated the ease as
proved by the official record, and
j then briefly teviews its history down
to the admission of Kellogg. He de
clared that Kellogg's title had been
then projected ami adjudicated. The
j Senate was forever precluded from
disturbing it. He then read a half
dozen standard authorities sustaining
his position. Nest came his reply to
Hill's personal allusion of the day
before. On this point. Senator
j Hampton said: "The Senators from
South Carolina need not to be admon
ished by the distinguished Senator
from Georgia that, they must not low
er the standard of the Palmetto Slate
in dishonor. Sir, we have followed
that standard on stricken fields, shot
sown and bladed thick with steel,
without the example of the Senator
from Georgia to guide us in the path
of duty. I hiive seen that standard,
sir, in the fore front of the battle In
terlocked with the colors of Georgia,
while the Senator's 'knightly collea
gue' (Gordon) who sits before me
with the scars of battle prominent on
his fucc, moved forward beneath
both, and added new lustre to the
martial annals of his heroic State.
While these scenes were transpiring
on the field of conflict the Senator
from Georgia (Mr. Hill) sat comfor
tably in the forum, beyond the reach
of personal danger. As the Senators
from Soulh Carolina were true to the
Palmetto standard then, they will do
ih.ir duty now under the broader
ensign of the Union." With these
wortls Gov. Hampton resumed his
seat, amidst much applause. At least
twenty Senators publicly congratula
ted him, Edmunds and other Repub
licans being among the number. Gov
ernor Hampton was very much fiv
tigued by ihe effort, and was compel
led to leave the chamber shortly af
terwards.? Cor. Baltimore American.
May and Pecernber,
It seems to be pretty dillicult to
scare off a Connecticut girl when she
has once made arrangements to have
a wedding come off/. The local papers
in a rather uneventful portion of that
Stale tell ihe story of a 3'oung w oman
of twenty-one who had engaged to
marry an old man of siicty three.
After maki.-i" a memorandum of the
great difference in the ages, it is prob
ably unnecessary to say that the qld
fellow is rich ; that was a part of the
fascination with which he captured
the young woman. Matters went on
very smoothly for a time, until the
old man began Ip suspect that he had
rather not marry, or at least that he
might not want to many the particu
lar young woman who was so dearly
in love with him to all appearances.
This hideous man began in a most
cruel fashion to take the conceit out
of his young love. Calling as usual
upon her this malicious and patched
j up wretch made a comic show of
j himself by removing his wig. his teeth
I and some other things made to order.
This greatly to the disgraceful man's
delight, astounded the young woman,
and for a time it looked as if she
tright regard it as desirable to seek
a little further for a husband. It
was only for a brief time, however,
for her love soon rose supeiior to
wigs and false teeth : it was anchored
on solid rocks?such rocks as rich
old men sometimes employ in temp
ing love. She declined to break the
engagement off merely because he was
bald und toothless; his purse was
robust and all that a young woman
could desire. In vain he further
sought to frighted her by sitting his
age up some twenty years mere than
she had suspected it could be ; this
she rather liked, under the circum
stances. His patience finally wore
out, and he broke oil* the engagement
without permission from the other
party. A breach of promise easo is
now occupying the attention of a Con
necticut court which will be likely to
furnish the concluding chapter to this
"John Smith, teacher of cowtill
ions and other dances?grammar taut
in the neatest manner?fresh salt
lierrin on droll?likewise Good Trey's
cordjial?rute sassagc and other gar
den truck?N. B. bawl on friday
nite?prayer meeting cheusday?also
some singing by the quire."
RuusentHK for the DsssocRATi
Don't pity men and women?they
don't like it. Show pity to some
strong man in blue overalls, that you
used to know in the nobbiest of busi
ness suits, and seu how quickly he
will freeze over.; but show sympathy
and friendliness to tho man himself,
without one glance at his clothing, or
employment, and his great soul looks
on', of his eyes and returns your
greeting. He isn't without hope?
there are many bright things in life
for him. Don't pity a woman who
does her own work, and el'ten look
tired and discouraged. Don't pity
the farmer's wife, uor her equally
hard working sister in village or city.
They certainly have their dark hours
?everybody has?but there is always
something for which we work and
hope. Always something for which,
in our worst trials, we whisper "resur
gam." Don't pity tho woman who
enjoys lace-making and decks herself
and children with the labor of her
hands. Let her be comfortable in
her own way. We don't know what
happy fancies she Hitches into her
work. If her ruling pnssion is to
wear purple and line linen and home
made lace every day, don't feel sorry
that her mind has no greater compass.
These things are pretty,, and if she
repeats uresurganj"o.v.er her stitch
ing, that is the gospel and bow of
promise for her. Don't pity the wo
man who goes without collar ami
cufls; though she might look much
belter with them, she would be the
same person ; and then so many tre
mendously mean animals of the ape
kind, both male and fema'c, wear
such nice collars und culls.
No; never pity men and women.
Pity babies who are not loved and
well cured for. Pity dumb animals
whose right to existence is not recog
nized. But don't stand up in the
temple ami thank God you arc not
like other folks; go close to your
brother or sister who is so humble in
attitude, and you will Und they arc
waiting for an inheritance too, but
meaning to obtain it by a different
process. We stand together ou
Mount Pisgah and look for our prom
ised land, but. each oue sees his own
purple mountains and vine-covered
valleys. It is no more truo that
"every heart knoweth its own bitter
ness," than that
?"Fur us all, some sweet hope lies
Deeply bidden from human 03*03."
When we look at our neighbors and
see about them thistles and duck
ponds, wo-may ho sure, somewhere,
they have their clear, still waters, and
gardens of roses.
A Foolish Boast.
.That any Republican candidate can
be elected against any Democrat is a
boastful assumption not warranted by
the political situation. What reason
is there for believing that the Demo
cratic party is not as strong in 1H80
as it was in 187G, when the Republi
can party had but one majority iu the
electoral votes? The popular major
ity in 1870 was largely in favor of
the Democratic candidate.
TiIdea's majority. 200,070
Although Tilden Jost his election
by the narrowest of possible majori
ties?a majority of one?in Ibc dec
ral colleges, he run ahead of Hayes
by more than a quarter of a million
in the popular vole. The Democrats
have at present a majority both in
the .Scnale and the House, their ma
jority in the popular branch of Con
gress showing that the people of the
country at large continued to stand
by them for two years after the Pres
idential election. What has occurred
since to depress Democratic hopes?
To be sure there is the feud in Now
York ; but with any other candidate
than Mr. Tilden that feud will be in
stantly healed from tire moment that
ihe Chicago ticket is announced.
There has been a s'eady Democratic
majoiity in this State since Mr. Til
den's e'GCtion as Governor in 1874.
Even last year the aggregate Demo
cratic vote was a majority, and had it
been united on one candidate, Mr.
Cornell would have been defeated.
Whole Democratic vole.453,356
Wholo Republican vote.418,507
It is generally conceded that the
vote of New York will decido the
Presidential election. But in view of
steady Democratic majorities iu the
last six elections how can any sober
minded Republican cherish so auda
cious a fancy as that tho weakest Re
publican candidate can curry the
State againct the strongest candidate
the Democratic party can nominate?
A weak candidate has really no
chance at all in Ibis controlling the
State against the united Democracy
supporting a popular lickyt. Jt is
mere brag and moonshine to say that
a candidate who would repel a large
number of Republican votes is strong
er than the best man tho Democrats
can nominate. We commend to the
Republican party "a prudent husban
dry of its resources."?N. Y. Jleruhl.
We have tho statement of the
Northumberland Press that nn old
Shanghai hen iu that placo has been
sitting four weeks on a carponter's
hammer. She declares that bho will
hatchet if it takes all tho summer.
Why Aunt Sallio Never Married.
"Now, Aunt SalHe, do please tell
U3 w!>y you never got married. You
remember you said once that when
you were a girl you were engaged to
a minister, and promised us -you
would tell us about it some time.?
Now, aunt, please tell us."
"Well, you see, when I was about
seventeen years old, I was living in
Uliea, in the State of iMew York.?
Though j say it myself, I was quite
a good-looking girl then, and had
several beaus. The one that .took
my fancy was c, young minister, a
.very promising young mun, and re
markably pious and steady. lie
thought a good deal of me, and I
kinder took a fancy ?.o him, and
things went on until ve were onga
ged. One evening he came to seo
me, and put his anna around me and
.kind o' hugged mc, when I got ex
cited and some ? list rated. It was a
Jong time ago, and 1 don't know >but
what I might have hugged back a
little. I was like any other girl, and
pretty soon I pretended to be mad
about it and pushed him away,
though I wasn't mad a bit. You
must know that the house I lived in
was on one of the buck streets of the
towu. There was glass doors in tho
parlor, which opened over the ^stneeL
These doors were drawn to. I step
ped back a little Iroin him, and when .
lie came up close I pushed him back
again. I pushed him harder than I
intended to; and don't you think
girls, the poor fellow lost his bal
ance, and fell through one of the
doors into the street."
"Oh, aunty ! Was he killed ?"
"No, he fell head-first, and as Jie
was going I caught him by the legs of
his trousers. I held on for a min
ute, and tried to pull him back, but
his suspenders gave way, and the
poor young man fell clear out of hie
pantaloons into a parcel of young
ladies and gentlemen along1 the
"Oh, aunty ! aunty 1 Lordy 1"
"There, that'a tight.; squall and
giggle as much as you want to.??
Girl's that can't hear a little thing
like that without tearing around tho
room and he-he-ing in such a way
don't know enough to come in when
it rains. A nice lime the man that
marries one of you will have, won't
he? Catch me telling you any tiling i
"lint, Aunt Salic, what became of
him? Did you ever sec him again?"
"No; the moment ho' touched tho
ground hp got up and loft tfcat place
it) a terrible-hurry* I tell you it was
a sight to be remembered. How
that man did run! He wont out
West, and I believe ho is preaching
out in Illinois. But he never mar
ried, lie v/as very modest, and i
suppose he was so badly frightened
that he never dared trust himself
near a woman again. That, girls.,
is the reason why I never married.
I felt very bad about it for a long
time?for he was a real good man,
and I've often thought to myself that
we should be very happy if his sus
penders hadn't gave way."
A Fair Gffer.
The Editor of the Houston (Texas)
A(jk has been solicited to act as um
pire in the cate of two divines. Dr.
Jacoh Vors?nger, onitor of the Jewish
South, and Dr. 1'npe, editor of the
Terns Baptist Herald\ who are now
engaged in a dispute that has become
aciimonious and personal. 'Ihe Aye
man, with becoming modesty, de
clines, save with tho following sensi
Wo have to say that wo have got
about as much of other people's
troubles on hand now as we can very
well got along with.?But we will
net as umpire in the case proposed -by
Mr. .Makepeace, if tho parlies will
agree to this condition: If the umpire
decides against Dr. Vors?nger, ho
shall be baptized by Dr. Pope; if tho
decision is against Dr. Pope, he-shall
be circumcised by Dr. Vors?nger.
If the parties will signify their con
sent tu that condition, we will lake
the papers and render a decision.
Looking Under the Bod.
Just before a prominent ex-oflicc
boldcr of Hartford retired the olher
night, ho got clown on his hands and
knees and peered anxiously under the
bed. "What in the world are you
looking for, Edward!" enquired his
wife. "Looking for a woman," re
plied her husband, promptly. "You
have been looking for a man under
the bed for fifteen years, and J
thought I'd start a hunt for a woman,
and I'll bet I'll Und Use woman before
you do thefilan."
Daniel Conioy, the poor fello'v
who went mad over the liflecn puz
zle s'ome time ago at Erie, but who
recovered alter a brief period in the
insane asylum has gone wrong again.
His laut attack was on Sunday in the
Catholic Cathedral at Eric. In the
midst of the solemn High Masc, Con
ioy threw his hat high above tho
Bishop's throne a fed declared he was
Daniel in the lions' den. The poor
fellow was taken away and will be
locked up again in the mad house.
A young man over in Kcrshaw
County, aged 2?, eloped with a widow
aged (15, a few days ago, and married
her. He must have been an enterpris