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i t, fi T * -r VOITXLS ~ W1NNSBORO, sTa. WEDNESDAY^AUGUST 26, 1885. _ , NO. 4. | Metrctfi ...e Meter. I Jiiscrutib>, consolidated !i;ir. And cri.-i r.v <?f wheels :uid things. Tli:it j-s our m " .'.hiy bilLs for gas mount hisrhcr. And inlo every i-'^eoftold trouble brings! . Here won.'d you n* >. iv* loaded with the curs* es ^ Of ati< ry men w jv lu tcvilemcnt vie, Ci.uM tin se poor, iacman, weak, and baiting: verses ffif* Get over words "S fast you can lie. IIow meek and co..n-f?ced your dire delusion ! How secret and in^.'iable your sin! How quiet!v you work in-safe seclusion. I>ajiy and nigh tly drawing dollars in 1 Explain your vwjt wondrous powers of * suct?'6n: The si crets of >ov.t prison-house declarc! j /1sw,4? it IIli.lt ?!i<> Kite's redUO tion Becomes a: ?. iktry, a fraud, a snare? What is ther?>4 y??ir cormorantist nature. Your mechanism wierd and intricate, __ That make* you swallow up a Legislature ^ ~ -i uij h-%1-3 and bind the people ol a state? ^ --V1.TT- ^ttw one rule of law will be completer, i And by an honest Legislature then Strict justice will be meted to the meter. And peace at last possess the souls of men. ** ?New York World, j KL' A MORTAL "TACWIX." How :i Newspaper Reporter Became Ac. qa?iut?I With Ilis Future Wife. If 1 may trust the flatter:n;r truth of sleep, "VT,- iWomc m:tm? iovfu! news at hand: My bosom's lord sits lijrhtly on his throne, Aii<!. ail this day. an unaccustomed spirit ^ Lilts me above the world with cheerful :hou^hts. . ?Shakspeare. ' Kdward Manchester and I were boys together. We fished in the same brooks, occupied the same desks at school, and climbed the old Kew Ea<rl;-r'' hills in company. The current fof e-- youthful lives ran in the same channel, until, wheu standing at the I portals of early manhood, our paths j wiOaiy diverged. v I Following the guidance of his arnt bition he became a printer's appren- J tiee. drifted into editorial work, and 1 ililUitV UIV J.U HUO then that I lost ail trace of Inni. I cntered college, in due time completed * the prescribed course of study, and after graduation became attached to the United States coast survey. So it ' * happened that after fifteen years' separation \vc met again at Los Angeles, k (Jal., whither I had been ordered on duty. Of course our boyhood's friendship was renewed. He was now the editor and publisher of a prosperous journal and the same hale and hearty good fellow of my early association. To his hospitable home I was invited and it was the happiest, cheeriest fireside at ^ which I was ever privileged to sit. sbtgk, His wife, who was at least ten years M* inninr. was a woman of rare men 9 tal qualifications, ary.1 her assistance to r - him in his profession, and likeness of spirit, had brought the yair into perfect harmony which it was most pleasing to observe. Sitting in his library o:ie evening, just at the beginuing of the rainy sea% sou. when the cheerful wood-tire in the open grate :s an actual necessity, our conversation turned upon the subject of dreams. I doubted whether they were in any decree prophetic, and * maintained with ardor the opinion that jP* dreams were simply due to a disordered nervous system, citing many learn^ psychologists in support of my the"Yon lwxy not believe me," said my Bp friend, "but, nevertheless, I know that dreams are sometimes forecasts of things to occur. 1 say I know this to be true because the most important event of my life was brought to pass l! !. Tt LI1U lilUUUUW Ui tl J.W is perhaps true that coarse natures do x not 'entertain angels unawares' when ^ sleep hovers over them and enchains W their senses but there are line or- 1 ganizatious possessed of a sixth sense j and that extraordinary attribute is only awakened when all the others are ^ iu repose." ! niat is a novel i iea," I replied, j I do not care to accept it as true ;tt definite and convincing proof, j ver, what was your dream? After i j heard it related and am inform- j iat came of it i>erhaps I may be- j a convcrt to yonr new philos- j nocking the ashes from his cigar uuu settling himself comfortably in iiis ^ easy chair, ray friend prrveeded to re^ late the following cxiraordinarv inciJ * dent: "Some years ago I was employed on the reoortorial staff of a Chicago news- j paper. It was up-hill work, and my ^ saiary was not munificent In fact, flpft, there were frequently times when the I fete v' ends utterly and positively refused to meet. One night I repaired to my ?L *5 sixth-storv room a good deal out of humor with myself and the world. Pf Like most other newspaper men I had grown cynical, so plainly were the shams and deceits of humanity held up 1 to my view in the course of my daily Bmu. tasks. It was in November, and a chill * wind blew in from the lake, toward which my room faced. I stirred the W -fire and sat down to commune with myself. The blaze dispersed a radiant . heat: a sense of warmth and comfort E stole over my heart and brain; and after a little I fell fast asleep. I say ? fast asleep, and yet I hardly believe that was my actual condition, for in all my slumber it seemed to me that I ( was possessed of every faculty. "I was transported to Arabia. The x sun was sinking behind a typical East, ern city, and its fading glories lighted tip the domes and minaruts of many an imposing mosque. I was in trouble as to the course I should pursue. The people were ail strange and forbidding in appearance, and uttered not a word as they strode on, with staffs in their hands, toward the city, while in the f- opposite direction to that in which my course seemed to lie reposea me ap- i V- parent unending, drifted sands of the lip*' desert From the cjjy a perfume as of sweec spices was vaif ted, while from the desert a hotflnd withering blast assailed me with its scorching breath. | raL ^ "Sudden^ - woman stood beside Iptefr " me. I 001?" not tell from what quargpr ter she hpc/approaehed. She was clad in the gnlfb of an Arabian maiden, her face artfully concealed beneath a turj||feian, Jffom which depended a heavy / She spoke to me?I have never 0Qe ot^er v?ice so sweet and |h ?5?^r**"Usical? and addressed me in my na- | tive ton ?rue. f" 'Whither dost thou go, mortal?' she inquired. " 'In truth I do not know,' was my response. 'Duty seems to demand that I should cross the desert waste before me, but my way is not plain, neither do I believe I shall survive the trials and fatigue of the journey. Inclination impels me toward the city, where all is repose, and where the fmost luscious fruits tempt my eyes and the perfume of rare exotics is grateful to my senses.' " 'Touch them not. The fruit is the apple of Sodom, and is as ashes upon the tongue. The odors which seem so delicious and entrancing are deadly f poisons; whoever breathes them is condemned to forever wear a heart of stone. Follow me; and I will lead yon to a havcu of safety, for has not Allah intrusted you to my care? Doubt not ! my sincerity, for if you do so you will i fall and faint by the way.' 44 'And who arc you. good lady? ! Knw n:m von resist the deadly perils of the trackless desert? If I trust you, I what assurance have I that you will i not lead me forth to die anil be forever lost in the ever-shifting sands?' " 'Ask your own heart, ana be mindful of its dictates. 1 cannot deceive you if I would, for Allah has created me to keep watch and guard over you.' ! "I was convinced that the maiden ; spoke truly. Turning to my veiled j companion, after one last glance to; ward the city, i said: " "Lead on. I will follow you without reserve. I put my trust in you, although the way appears difficult and the end is as closely veiled in obscurity and doubt as are your features hidden from my sight.1 "She turned and walked fleetly across the desert, and s^on the blissful city was lost from view below the horizon, and all around us lay the silent, merciless sands. "Day after day and night after night we plodded ou. Sometimes an awful sense of weariness oppressed me; my feet sunk to the ankles in the remorseless, yielding sands; the intense heat shriveled my skin and parched my lips. But my companion, was never j weary and paused not. If I turned laggard she prompted me to greater exertion with the words: 'Even the desert has an end. Yonder lies your way. The troubles you now endure are but blessings in disguise. At the end there is eternal pcacc and a laurel wreath for your brow. Would you fall now, after you have suffered so much?" "At each sound of her voice my faith was renewed as if by magic and my j strength came back to me. "It'seemed to me that months had | I been consumed iu our journey, when at | last we attained the banks of a limpid stream. Beyond it was a stretch of palms and cedars, intermingled with luxurious plants and the most exquisite of flowers. " 'You have attained the reward .of your sufferings,1 said my guide. 'Here at last is rest and peace. All tyour journeyings arc at an end and now comes your reward. Henceforth you will never know a want, but pass your remaining days on earth in doing good to your fellows. Our paths lie a little I __ ? u.,4. f .?:n I | apart irurn ims iimu, urn x ?>m ??vvt^u over you. A sense of ray presence will always be vouchsafed to you, and in Paradise we shall be reunited.' "'But,' I implored, 'why must you leave me? You have been my good angel, my guide, my savior in all the trials which have beset my path. Remain ever at my side, for L may yet fail without your aid.' 4 'I would that it might be so; but I fear it cannot. Be patient. In another state of existence we cannot be part ecL' 'Then let me see your face once before we part Your voice has sustained me?to look, upon your features would be far greater bliss.' " 'Know you not that the face of an Arab maiden is ever veiled? Even so it is with the angels when in human company. If you should but look into my eyes I should become human like yourself; though our companionship nrmld never end.' "'And that is my chief desire,' was my response; and seizing her veil I tore it from her face. It was not a countenance of rare beauty, as the world ordinarily judges the blandishments of women; but it was pure and sweet and true. It touched my heart as never had woman's face appealed to it before. "The great soulful eyes looked steadfastly into my own. 'You have found me, after years of vain searching, and released me from my bondage. Henceforth am I with you to the end of life. For you I was created, and faithful will I remain unto you ;until death; and even the grave will not hide us from ! each other.' "I awoke, The lire had died away IU CLUUViSf iXllU Liiv^ lUUiii ?> uo cold. Long I marveled what such a dream could portend. Weeks rolled by, and the face of the Arabian maiden' was ever before me. The months passed into years?and still every lineament of those angelic features and the expression of the deep, soulful eyes remained implanted in my memory. Half unconsciously I scanned the faces of thousands in the busy streets, but , among an me slurrying mroii"; ucut, face was never encountered. Still, I was impressed that one day I should find it. 1 persevered in my profession, and, when downcast by adverse fortunes, that silent 'face strengthened me, as it had in my dream of the journey across the desert." "I had become intensely interested, for my friend was an excellent storyteller. At this poiut he paused. "\Vell,v said I, inquiringly, "what came of it?" "Two years ago," he continued, "I came to San Francisco. One da}', shortly after my arrival, I was standing on a street-corner waiting for a car. and in the meantime turned and. carelessly glanced at a case of photographs displayed at the foot of a flight of stairs leading to an artist's studio. I gave a start as my face rested upon one face. The deep, dark eyes looked into mine, the regular features, the very folds of the hair, caught up gracefully over the high, intellectual forehead, were those of the maiden of my dream! "I lost all interest in the car and hastened up the stairway to the studio. The photographer evidently considered me an escaped lunatic. "You have a picture in your case beI Um _ nrti/M-n T inmiirrif? nprVODS | iy"'A picture! Why, there are two I hundred! How should I know wb'ch one you mean?' I 44 'Very true; I did not think of that, i But, pardon me, sir, one of those pho| tographs reminds mc most forcibly of I an absent friend whom I greatly desire I to iipd. Will you be kind enough to lend me your aid in the matter?' 44 'Certainly, sir. Your manner when you first came in led mc to doubt your sanity. However, I am now reassured, and shall be most happy to serve you.' His kindness availed little. Tue photographer could not ten to wnom. the picture belonged. He concluded that it must be the order of a transient visitor to the city; the negative had been destroyed?and so I departed in a ruore disturbed condition of mind than before. "I had intended to pursue my profession in Southern California, as close attention to work had induced a pulmonary complaint from which in this mild climate I hoped to obtain relief, but all my energies were directed to wards finding the original of the haunting evasive photograph. "I secured an engagement upon the staff of an evening newspaper. Wherever I went?in church, theater, or upon the streets?ray whole soul was absorbed in searching fvr what a major- I ity of persons would call an illusion. | In the fulfillment of my duties I was sent to furnish a report of the commencement exercises of a woman's college at Oakland, just across the bay. Some strange impulse moved me to send down my report and to accept an invitation from the president of the faculty to attend an evening reception ! 'at the college hall. This was not in | consonance with my ordinary habits. ; for a peculiar and sometimes most un- j pleasant dillldcncc led mo to avoid : rather than seek public assemblages of the kind. The night was warm, and the ladies sought the pleasant balconies overlooking the bay to enjoy the refreshing breeze from the Pacific." As I sauntered up to one of the windows I observed a young woman, who in some j mysterious way did not impress mo as ! a stranger, gazing abstractedly into ! the starry depths overhead. Thinking | that it was some one to whom I had ; been introduced during the evening, I j aroused her from her reverie by a com- : monplace remark. As she turned her face towards mine our eyes met I started back in astonishment. I had met the lady of my dream! 14 'Pardon me, biH we have met before I believe,' I said half-apologeticallv, as soon as I could collect my scattered senses. . 44 4I do not know.sir; there is certain ly a familiar tone in your voice.' She spoke in. the same sweet and bewitching tones so deeply lixed in my memory. In my confusion, I quickly added: " 'It must have been in Arabia.' "The eyebrows were arched in surprise. " *1 think not, sir,?I have never traveled in the East.' ' Well, to cut my story short, a lasting friendship was formed then and there. You have met Mrs. Manchester. She has proved all that my dream foretold. It is true that she has no recollections of having been iuy companion in the desert sands of Africa, but I am none the less convinced that she is the 'tacwin' from whose lovely face I snatched the veil."?Edxin IIusieli Morse, in Chicago Tribune. a ? ? A. Boss' Mistake: There is a saloon out on Grand River avenue which has long been the headquarters of the i'oss from Bossville. Whatever he asserted in politics, religion, social science, or finance had to ? - . i. ,1,1 DC HCC6pi6U US ui 111^ mvuii* mash the dissenter. He w:\s a lighter and a hard hitter, :md most of his victims came to their senses to softly inquire if the cyclone had left anybody else alive. A pair of events happened the other day to astonish the Boss, and flis cohorts. He was laying down the law on evolution, and just aching for somebody to dispute lnrn, wiien a stranger with venerable gray locks and venerable white whiskers came in for a glass of beer. He listened to the Boas for a moment, and then, to the horror of the select circle present, lie boldly challenged the corrcctncs-j of each aud till the assertions. "Stranger!" said the Boss, as lie rose up with an electric light of 400candle" power in each eye, "d'ye mean to dispute me?" "Sartin I dol" "Actually dispute?" "Yes." "I won't jam you through the floor, I won't!" said the Boss in a voice which wobbled with emotion, "nor I won't send you home in the ambulance, but " wThank you!" interrupted the old man. "But I'll head you for outdoors and give you a short ride on the toe of my boot "to teach you manners." With that he grabbed the venerable whiskers with his right hand, and clutched the venerable gray locks with ihe other. Both pulled away, and as he stood holding them in his hands a thunderbolt dodged in on his n<jse. As he went down he had a dim consciousness that the house was falling in, and that the Town of Bossville had been 1 A. .1,1 rri^ ^ swept away oy a uuai waye. jlub stranger worked awav at him until tired oat, and then drank his lager, picked up his disguise, and left the place with the remark: "Some of you had better tell him that he took a dose of laughing-gas. It will sort o' let him down easy.'1 When the Boss finally opened his eyes to ask what had happened they tried the laughing-gas dodge on him, but it was no go. He gathered his punched head and bruised body into a bundle and went out and sat down on the commons and slowly figured it all out by himself. The Boss had been downed. Bossism wqs played out? Uelroil Free F/ess. Sharp California Cobblers. A short time since some half dozen ladies were discussing foot wear, and it transpired that they all had the same ' - ?? - ? ! ? ? J 4 J? f \\ rrro SilOCIULiKUr, UllU tlJ.lt uc u>iu - lavluauj raised them from $12 to $16 a pair lor their best shoes. if you notice the well-dressed ladies doing their late morning or early afternoon shopping you will find the greater number of them shod with disreputable, rundown-at-thc-heel specimens, but don't imagine that poverty or want of better is tile cause. The new shoes are being stretched on a large-sized last at the maker's, or on the feet of some smaller friend or sister. Ladies try all manner of read}*-made articles?always too tight?until they are finally obliged to resort to shoes made to order. The maker, to secure a customer, is tit first moderate in his charges; but, as soon as he finds himself to a certain extent indispensable, he increases his price just so much as he thinks they will stand. I have known as high as $20 to be paid for a pair of shoes that gave no outward sign of their value, but their wearer felt it impossible to. walk in any other kind. Imagine having to shoe a family of girls alflicfed with a like expensive notion.?San Francisco Alia. The chisel was employed for Inscribing on stone, wood and metal. It was so~ sharpened as to suit the material operated on, and was dextrously handled by ail early artists. The style, a sharp-pointed instrument of metal, ivory or bone, was used for writing on wax tablets. The style was unsuitable I Or XIOIUIU^ H uuiu, iituv;g \s*. reed was. cmplo\-ed for writing on parchment. Reeds continued to be used till the eighth centurj, though quills were known ia the middle of the seventh. The earliest author who uses the word penna for a writing pen is Isadorus. who lived in that "tcntury. TIIE LOCUST. *? A Il.imblin but Truthful Coiunoont on the Most Wonderful of all Insects. The thirteen-year locust has mad<? his appearauce in Arkansaw. The locust always wears hi? shirt open in thev back, and" a recent articic in the Scientific Iusectcferist. declares that the 1qeust led to the discovery that shirts iK which opc:i in the back are the most convenient. There are two species of locusts: One class is seventeen years . old at the time of birth, the other class only shows a registration of thirteen years. There is very little di Here nee between the two classes, that is, human investigation devclopes but little dill'er- " ence, but the ioctists themselves main- > tain a social breach which years have failed to bridge over. A 17 locust and a 13 locust, although their clothes are cut in very much the same fashion, do not linger in each other's society. The locust does not. eat corn, cabbages or cucumbers. b:it goes into the woods and splits rail timber. How he can split a piece of wood that would l iuut the couragc of the professional mil-maker has not been explained. He; = may have an improved maul and wedge which he keeps carefully concealed from the meddlesome eye of the curious. While at work he sings a lo'y, droning song, never attempting to change his time, but with his un winking eye on the business in hand, ho docs his best to prevent his neighbor from singing moro discordantly than he liimscif-is doing. One time, i:i Tennessee, locusts were so numerous that the farmers turned them under with a plow to fertilize the ground with them. The farmers congratulated themselves on the richness ol Liioir coming crops, urn, wuuu m the spring, they plowed the fertilized laud, they were astonished to find, not a sign of increased richness, but sixteen" round holes to the square inch. Since that time the land has produced nothing but holes. This has rendered ihe land practically worthless as no market for the product can be found. The greatest damage done by the locust results from the attention which no pays to young apple trees. He would rather split a young apple tree than to lead the festivities at a german, and although this illustrates a pernicious nature, yet sensible people do not Ijiame him. As ati article of diet, the locust has found but little favor in America, but in central Australia, the Bushmen eat them with <jreut reiisli. it locusts must ue oaten, it is said that they do best -in boarding-house soup, for then you get so few of tilCIU. There is no affinity between the grasshopper and the locust. The grasshopper is, in the broadest sense, a vegetarian. He illustrates the fallacy o; the vegetarian principle for every one who ? has studied entomology knows licit the grasshopper is not so vigorous :ta the mosquito or the wodd-tick. The digestion of the locust is wonderful. A.though having filled himself with hard wuK timber, lie is not siii^rs as merriiv as Uiougii^ifQH T? W O mm> 1.1 I were as empty as the stomach of a mar who has partaken of refreshments at the lunch counter of a church f;iir. The locust can be traced b;.ck lo the days of John the Baptist. John, it is said, ate locusts and wild honey. At one time it was thought that if you planted a locust, a locust tree would spring up, but a recent paper, published in the Aorlk An.cricitn ltc C,ti;u/V kuio iuv?u Wliat the future of the locust wil. be, no man Can tul!. Prof. Donuelly, who conlirms tlie rumor that Bacon wrote the plays attributed to Suakspeare, says that ih?t locust, with his great idea 01 mathematics. wul, during years to come, continue to multiply under the face of the earth, ilo e.ainis to have uiseovered :i cypnor uy which he cau plainly demonstrate t.iis theory. lie is at preseut eugu^eii i a book devoted to this s'.ii'ji-ci. 1 ne .-ales ol the work will no ilouui ue wry 'arge, but the assertions JiikI uiifgcii proof of the shrewd investigator saoiud bo received with marked cauiim:. Matthew Arnold holds a somewhat different opinion. He says that the locust, like the mastodon, sljp.ll pass awjy, and that skeletons of this powerful insect will furnish to future ages the only proof that it onco existed. This is sad. It shows that the world is not really progressive. Noah, it has been satisfactorily proved, did not take locusts witn mm into the ark. As it was not a campaign year, the great navigator could not find a locust. After the flood had subsided, Noah remarked to Ham: "Put on your canvass, Ham, and come along wich me." "Whither?" Ham asked. "Out in the field. I want to dig down deep and sec if I can find any locusts." They went out and dug, but found none. Then Noah said that the locust was extinct, but several years afterward, when he had planted an apple orchard, the locust came, chewed up his trees and spat them over the fence. Matthew Arnold should think of this in ciaent, ior it snows tuat me iouusl is immortal. King Pharaoh, Prince Keno and Count Roulette, in their day, recognized the power of the locustLet not thoughtless man, in hurried essay, be too free with his opinion.? Arkansaw Traveler. Too Much Collar. What a nuisance a collar is, to be sure! If the button on your neck-band does not come off in the process of adjustment?and sometimes it docs not? even then the trouble is not over. On the contrary, it is ouly just begun. If you do not pin down the sides, ten to one your collar will be climbing atop of the neck-band and keeping you in a continual fret all day lon^; and if you undertake to pin the stiff linen in place vou have <rot a sirusnrlc before you. You push and push, and the mors you push the more persistently does "the pin refuse to penetrate. You throw pin No. 1 down with a casual remark, and take up pin No. 2. No. 2 deceives you into believing that it is an honest pin. The point enters the linen with a charming docility, but when you would drive it home, it doubles up into a fishhook, and, with more casual remarks, you lling it after No 1. You catch with desperation a third pin, and giving il a savage push, drive it half-way up to the head into yonr thumb or finger. Not' to mention the pain that thiobs through your lacerated digit, the fact that your collar is besmeared with blood, and that it must come off and you must begin operations de novo, is enough to complete your transition from a mikl and gentle good citizen into a heartless villain. Yes, the collar is a nuisance, with everything appertaining to it.?Boston Transcript. The country's supply of plate glass ic nnw 1 000ODD hreves. The stock at I this season is usually from 300,000 to 350,0.0 boxes. 3 Tiie Bartholdi Statue. When Patrick Henry put his old castiron spectacles back on top of his head and whooped for liberty he did not know that some day we would have more of it than we knew what to do with. He little dreamed that the time would come when we would have more liberty than we could pay for. When Mr. Henry sawed the air and shouted for liberty or death I do not believe that he knew that the time would come when Liberty would stand knee-deep in the mud of Bedloe's Island and yearn for a solid place to stand upon. It seems to me that we have too much liberty in this country in some ways. We have more liberty than we have money. Wc guarantee that every main in America shall iiil himself up fulL-of liberty at our expense, and the of an American he is the more liberty he can have._ H he.desires, to enjoy himself all he needs is a slight foreign. accent and a" willingness to mix up jvifu politics as soon as he can get his 4irtiv/ynA'A a#' Mia cfoomnr Tho mrvr/a T study American institutions the more I regret that I was not born a foreigner, so that I coui . have something to say about the management of our great land. If I could not be, a foreigner, I believe I would prefer to be a Mormon or an Indian, not taxed. I am often led to ask, in the language of the poet, "Is the Caucasian played out?" Most everybody can .have a good deal of fun in this country except the American. He seems to be so busy paying his taxes all the time that he has very little time to mingle in the giddy whirl of the alien. That is the reason that the alien who rides jeflpss the United Scates on the "limited mail" and writes a book about us before breakfast wonders why we are .1 - i rpi 4. always 111 a nurrv. j.u;il 15 11115 icaauu wc have to throw our meals into ourselves with a dull thud aad have no time lo maintain a warm personal friendship with our families. We do not care much for wealth, but we must have freedom, and freedom costs money. We have advertised to furnish a bunch of freedom to every man, woman, or child who comes to our shores, and we r.re going to deliver the goods whether we have any left for ourselves or not What would the great world beyond the seas say to us if some day the blue-eyed Mormon, w^th his heart full of love for our female seminaries and our old women's homes, should land upon our shores and liud that we were using all the liberty ourselves:' What do we want of liberty, anyhow? What could we do with it if wo had it? It takes a man of leisure to enjoy liberty, and we have no leisure Whatever. It "is a good thing to keep in the house "for the use of guests only," but we don't need it ourselves. Therefore I am in favor of a statue of ^Liberty Enlightening the World, beeasisc it will show that we keep it on taftwinter and summer. We want the whole broad world to remember that wjjfen"& gets tired of oppression it can ^ ftg^feojj^^AmericajancL oppress us. i^^F^W^Tlike it we can get on the Steamer and go abroad, where we may visit the effete monarchies and have ajiigh old time. The sigut of the Goddess of Liberty standing there in New York Harbor night and day, bathing her feet in the rippling sen, will be a good thing. It will be tirst-rato. It may - also be pro duetive of good in a direction that many have not thought of. As she stands there day after day bathing her feet in the broad Atlantic, perhaps some moss-grown Mormon moving toward the far West, a confirmed victim of the matrimonial habit, may iix the bright p.cture in his so-called miud, and remembering how, on bis arrival in New y?,rk, he saw Liberty bathing her feet witli impunity, he may be led in after years to try it tfti himself.? JSilL .Y/,c, in Liusiwi Globe. Yotiujr George Gould. Speaking of George Gould, it was he who first introduced Freddy Gebhard to Airs. Langtry. Apropos of the introduction, George tells me the following story: "Not long after the introduction there was a coolness between Gebhard and myself, the reason of which it is not necessary to explain now. One evening I was at the Brunswick, when Freddy accosted me. I saw there was something strange in his manners, but I took no notice of it. " 'I hear,' said Freddy, 'you told a reporter that you considered me a fool. Is that true?1 " 'Everybody has a right to his own opinion, Mr. Gebhard,' I replied. 'Possibly I may have said so.' " 'Then, sir, I shall take satisfaction.' " 'Go siiead Mr. Gebhard, and we'll have Billy Edwards as referee. When shall it be?' I asked smilingly. "Freddy noticed my amused manner, and there was a general laugh. 'Oh, if you only said it in fun I'll say no more about it, you know, only I thought these .;o>vspapcr fellows were lying.' "That's the last I heard of Freddy's intentions, and as we usually salute each other when we meet, nothing came of it. Still, one must be responsible for his opinion, mustn't he?"? Scu) York Correspondence. How General Brewster Met His Wife. A gentleman from Pennsylvania and t.lio renorter were talking last nie'ht about ex-Attorney General Brewster. Reference was made to the fact that Mrs. Brewster was a granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin, and that 3fter her husband died she was a clerk in tho Treasury Department. "I will tell you," said the gentleman from Pennsylvania, "about the first meeting between the ex-Attorney-General and his wife. Brewster, as a lawyer, had some business before tho bureau of the Treasury in which his wife was employed. He went into the room in which she was at work. Looking up and catching a sight of her future husband, she involuntarily exclaimed to the lady seated next to her: 'Well, that is the ugliest man I ever saw in my life.' Brewster took off his hat, and bowing very politely to the surprised lady, said: 'Thank you madame; I always like to hear a lady speak frankly what she thinks.1 An acquaintance followed, and a marriage came after. .Brewster lias irequenuy twitted liis wife about the first words she ever spoke to him."?Washington Letter. Oatmeal, long considered a good article of diet in dyspepsia, is Delieved by many physicians to be a prolific cause of that affection. Mr. Bartholomew says that Carlyle suffered greatly f*om dyspeptic symptoms, which were invariably aggravated after eating oatmeal. Searching for Treasure. Capt. Thomas E. French, of Atlantic City, a candidate for the superintendence' of the life-saving stations on the Jersey coast, has recently succeeded in a long-cherished design?the purchase of a tract of fast land known as Chestnut neck, on the Little Egg Harbor river, where it is supposed British gold is buried. The property contains 125 aft-es, and is situated in Galloway ' township, Atlantic county, about twelve miles from the ocean, and is noted for its game and fish. Capt French is a famous repository of local lore and droll sea yarns, one of the latter of which he spun to Vice President Hendricks the other day at Atlantic City, which threatened to asphyxiate that statesman with laughter. When a boy he was told by an "old inhabitant" the story of a historic skir mish that took place on. the river at I Chestnut neek between a party of colonists and a detachment of Britishers for the possession of a valuable English transport ship. This vessel had' Deen captured off the coast of Atlantic county by an American privateer, and afterward run up the Little Egg Harbor river to the fast land at Chestnut neck. Here she was run aground and was supposed to be safe from the cohorts of George IV. It is said she contained vast quantities of stores for the British forces then operating for the subjugation of the colonies, and it is vaguely hinted that she had on board several chests of gold for the paymasters of the English armies. There was a vendue of her effects, which lasted for several days and was attended by the Jersey men from miles and miles around. One dark night, before the auction eer's hammer had knocked down the whole of her cargo, the British organized an expedition to recapture her. Their barges stole noiselessly up the little river, but before they reached the spot where the transport lay high and dry the watchful patriots discovered them-and opened tire upon them from the banks. One of the heroes of the midnight battle was William Gaskill, who was blessed with cat-like eyes, to,see in the dark, and which peculiarity is inherited by his descendants. Tradition says that every time he blazed away at the barges with his old flint lock an oar dropped into the river. He killed eleven men. It is not known which party was vie lonous, DUl U1C Liuubpui~i> was ecu uu fire and burned. At a very low tide her gaunt and charred timbers can yet be seen sticking out from the sand. The recollection of this episode of the revolution had been forgotten by every one except Capt Tom French and a few old residents. The captain had for years entertained the idea of purchasing the wreck and adjacent property. Learning that it was for sale he quietly bought it He is confident that an exploration of the wreck will reward the searcher for his pains. There have been valuable pieces of gold-mounted cutlery picked up in the vicinity of the old hulk. The Townsend-Wrecking -company,?oi Soroers Foint, has made a proposition to Capt. French to blow up and explore his marine corpse for 50 per cent of whatever of value is found. It is believed that enough copper can be obtained from her to more than pay for the trouble /if rrnrtirirr it Tn n of YVfiebs v* ~ X Capt. Frcnch will organize a private expedition and begin active operations in search of the supposed treasure.? 1'hiladelfhia Record. What a Writer Thinks of Society. "Society regulates collectively the morals of its members." "In society there is no friendship. These people are an aid to you so long as they face you; let them turn their backs and you are in the dark." "Society never forgives you if you disappoint it in its estimate of you." "There is nothing society is more willing to do than condone, particularly where the sinner has no need of active partisanship." "He could say 'thank you1 with the inflection that made the commonplace like the condensation of a sonnet." "He could put on a glove with such a grace that the woman who saw him wnnM hfivp. kissfid his ham!." "There won't be a smile given you to-night that the person giving it does not count on gaining a percentage for the amiability shown." "He's like a sentiment of Byron, embodied in the most perfect shape a man can take." "The court paid him was merely a form of supercilious condescension which wealth and 'birth' sometimes amuse themselves by lavishing on wit and parts." "Self-interest lie had found to be the key of human action." "The world doesn't give its whole heart to the ravisher of its favors." "He was sensitive to the proprieties as only those are who take on refinement through extraneous teachings." "A self-made man. he secret.lv adored the conditions and herediia ments that no genius, no efforts can attain." "He worshiped money, and panted for the precedence it gives in a new society, where character is slow in producing its due influence.1' The spear of truth is singularly blunt before the armor of egotism and habit engendered by social rivalries and human frailty." In a large city a man is sometimes well thought of even if he cannot pro duce a tree exnioiting revolutionary or Mayflower ancestry; in the Valedos? never!"?Maxims from "The MoneyMakers.'1 The New Senator from Ohio Mr. Payne is a pious-looking old gentleman, but he has already won tho reputation here of beins; "one of the boys." He usually listens to every word that is uttered on the floor of the Senate. Sitting in his seat he leans forward against his desks and props his jaws upon his hands, his elbows resting upon the furniture in front of him. He always appears in a meditative mood, and. glancing at him, one would at any time think that he was about to rise to speak. He is as spry as a boy, and is frequently* rushing around from senator to senator in' great activity. He is medium in height and weight, smoothfaced, wears gold-framed spectacles, and has a remarkably full forehead.? Cor. Indianapolis Journal. ? c? m Misses Ellen and Lizzie, the daughters of the Hon. A. A. Sargent, exMinister to Germany, have been studying in Vienna, but will return to this country in August Mr. Sargent has Purchased a beautiful home in San rancisco, much to the delight of his family, which is a singularly united and happy one. Bartlctt's. Do you know Bartlett's? It is the J homeliest, quaintest, coziest place in the Adirondack^. A score of years or more ago Virgil Bartlett came into c the woods, and built his house on the bank of Saranac river, between the ] Upper Saranuc and Round Lake. It ^ was then the only dwelling within a circle of many miles. The deer and bear were in the majority. At night J; one could sometimes hear the scream * of the panther or the howling of wolves. But now the wilderness has c begun to wear the traces of a conven- v tional smile. The desert is blossoming a little?if not as the rose, at least as f the gilly-flower. Fields have been o cleared, gardens planted; half a dozen log cabins have been scattered along j. the river; and the old house, having * grown slowly and somewhat irregular- ^ \j for twenty years, has lately come out in a modest coat of paint and a broad-brimmed piazzx But the Vir- 1 gil himself, the creature of the oasis? I well-known of hunters and fishermen. I dreaded of lazy guides and teamsters? "Virge," the irascible, kind-hearted, I indefatigable, is here no longer. He r will do his friends no more favors, and o put his foes to confusion no more. His short, imperious figure will uot meet j us again at the landing. For ho has E "gone out of the wilderness." and no r man can fill his place. Peace be to if thy memory, old friend! There are some who will not forget thy kindnesses in the good days that are past. 7 The charm of Bartlctt's for the an- i gler lies in the stretch of rapid water ? which flows just in front of the house. The Saranac river, breaking from its first resting-place in the Upper Lake, I pi tinges down through a great bed of 0 rocks, making a succession of short 0 falls and poois and rapids, about a e quarter of a mile in length. "Here, in # the spring and early summer, the d speckled trout?brightest and gamiest o of all fisli that swim?are found in o great numbers. As tiie season ad- t! vanccs they move away into the deep water of the lakes. But there are al- ^ ways a few stragglers left, and I have e taken them in the rauids at the verv a end of August. \^hat could bo more " delightful than to spend >n hour or two in the early morning, or about sundown, of each day, in wading this u rushing stream, and casting the Hy on n its clear waters??Henry jT Van Dyke. 0 Jr., in Harper's Magazine for July. * Presence of Mind. v D If boys require to be taught self-con- ij trol, doubly so do girls. Having by w nature weaker nerves and a more vivid imagination, -they shrink from pain, 0 suffering, and danger in a fashion ut- S] terly unintelligible to fheir brothers. p But the more natural this shrinking is, y the more carefully should they bo Cl taught to govern itl Girls should acquire at least the rudiments of nursing, and learn the best and easiest at- si tainable remedies for the ordinary ac- S cidents of daily life, just as certainly ^ and as a matter of course as they are P "taught to sow and to read. Especially o should quiet and coolness be impressed upon them. Calmness is not insensi- h bility, though many people confound u them. A girl is not hard-hearted and n unfeeling because she Can witness pain- si ful sights and if need be lend a steady, a firm hand to the doctor or nurse. On tl the contrary, she has usually twenty p times the sympathy and unselfish kindness of that delicate little damsel who ^ has no command whatever over ner- j self, and. fills the room with shrieks, cj winding up by running away the very ^ moment an extra hand might be usefcl. It may seem harsh to say so, but a, those dainty bodies, who arc so utterly useless at any emergency, or, as their friends plead, "so highly endowed with sensibility" (those who are not ? their friends make unpleasant refer- 11 ence to "folly" and "hysterics"), are ^ generally selfish and self-absorbed to a ai degree utterly unintelligible to their ** more sober sisters, who are taught to J forget self and control both mind and J1 body by their large-hearted sympathy 0: with and comprehension of suffering. But the sick-room is not the only place where presence of mind is required. E Scarcely a day passes when we do not more or less require it. Thank goodness, the notion that woman should faint or go into hysterics for the small- c< est thing is pretty well exploded; still, P even yet the opposite lesson might be " more strongly inculcated. " tl How Boys Should be Taught. ^ Long before scientific subjects and C( foreign tongues arc begun boys P should be taught their own language. 11 Let them become acquainted with the C1 ordinary branches, reading, writing e: and arithmetic, and in the earliest |11 stages with nothing more, unless in ^ cases of decided taste. At the age b of 9 or 10 comes the true time for learning languages. Then the child ^ cau acquire more in this department t< than a man of 25. At this date I first t< began my own Latin, and I think that Greek may well be begun a year or so o later. This language period continues P until about 12, and up till this time I P don't approve abstract scientific teach- h ing. Let children become acquainted }* with the objects with which science ti deals. But at this age abstruse scien- u tilic reasoning often injures the brain. After 12 or 13, however, these subjects ft may be introduced. In my opinion a a boy should be prepared for college at 16. I know that in the German gym- n nasia the higher teaching begins at 10 u' and lasts until 18, when the young men b enter the universities. But these in- e stitutions are far more elaborate and better equipped than our primary fi schools, and the young men who are 11 sent from them to the universities are tl as highly educated as those in the so- o phomore class of an American college. 11 President McCoshof Princeton. c< ii Happy-G--Lucky. y The earliest use of this expression is 11 found in a "True ami Just Relation of 11 Maj. Gen. Sir Thomas Morgan's Pro- c< gress in France and Flanders" (Arber's "English Garner." volume IV., pa^es 640-41, published i:i 1659), as ll/liu VV3. "Then the French fell upon the other half-moon, but were beaten off. The ^ major general considered that that ^ half-moon would gull him in the day- ? time, and therefore did speak to ^ the officers and soldiers that 'it were best to give them a little help.' The red-coats cried: 'Shall we fall on in 9 order or happy-go-lucky?' The major general said: 'In the name of God, at P1 it, happy-go-lucky!" And immediate- ai ly the red-coats fell on, and were on " the top of it, knocking the enemy n down and casting them into the moat." P Wycherly also uses the expression in ?' his "Love in a Wood," 1C72: 4,If I get iJt into Mrs. Martha's quarters you have a hundred more; if into the widow's fifty ?happy-go-lnckv." -t>L Louis Globe- I1 Democrat. 11 01 TOR NEWS OF THE STATE. Some of the Latest Sayings and Doings in Sonth Carolina. ?John Wadsworth, of Chesterfield ?< :onnty, aged 94, died on the 4th inst. ?The Anderson County Normal institute has been unusually snccesshi. ?The Charleston custom house is to >e turned over to Mr. Jervey Scptem>er 1. ?Lexington expects the best crops if corn, peas, potatoes, etc., this year, vhich she has ever grown. ?It. P. Davis, of Lancaster, had a ine cow choked to death last week by getting an apple in her throat. ?The preparations for the annual >all of the Sonth Carolina Club, to be leld in Columbia (Hiring Fair week, lave already begun. -*. '^5 ?An honest colored woman picked ip a sum of money in Greenville and uompiiy inrnea it over 10 ner em)Ioyer to be advertised. ?The Rev. Gilbert A. Ottman, of Jtica, N. Y., has accepted a call to the ectorship of the Episcopal churches if Yorkville and Lancaster. - A white oak tree recently cat on 'acolet River in the Piedmont section neasnred G? feet through. It is estinated that it will make upwards of 0,000 shingles. ?Dr. W. E. Wright, of Greenville, pas severely stung on the hand by a irge black" spider, but was relieved iv the application of ammonia and ther remedies. ?At a reunion of Company K, Git's Jifle Regiment, held in Honea Path n the 13th, it was found that there are nlv forty out of one hundred and ighty members left. ; ?William Robbs was crashed to eath in Spartanburg by a log rolling: n him. He was endeavoring to get it n a wagon by the aid of a mule when be animal backed. ?The jail in Sumter was fired last reek by prisoners who expected to scape during the confusion, but the ames were extinguished before any erious damage was done. r ?James Anderson, an old colored lan, was poisoned by eating waterlelon impregnated with strychnine, btained from a neighbor's patch in Liken. He will recover. ?The annual reunion of the surviors of the Twelfth Eegimenthas been ostponed from Thursday the 20th .laU, IU JL U 111 cCiil V ^ OCpiCUIUCi ^**111. J.L rill be held at Yorkville. ?Thomas A. Wallace, the six-yearId, son of James A. Wallace, a blacfcmith, feil into a cistern in the rear art of Kose:s stable in Greenville, on Vednesdav afternoon, and was drownil. ?A fugitive from justice in Texas sttled among his relatives in Chestereld about a year ago. A large regard having been offered for him, arties attempted his capture, but he M utgeneraled 4Jaem and escaped. ?Mr. E. M. Keaton, of Abbeville, as invented an attachment for sewing _ lachines which will prove of imlcnse advantage. By winding up a :eel spring ana affixing a band, tfie lachine can be run all day without ie slightest exertion on the Dart of the erson using it. ?The United States grand jury at rreenville returned true bills against . J. Cooley and A. J. Surratt, the itizens of Williamston accused of laking and uttering counterfeit coins, 'heir case will be for trial this week, ud will be the most important and iteresting one of the term. ?The statemeut that Daly, charged dth the killing of Matilda McKuight, 1 Charleston, was remanded for trial, ras erroneous. Both Daly and his [leged accomplice, Divine, "a colored ian, were discharged by the Trial ustice, on the groumi that no primaicie case was made out against either f them. CROP PROSPECTS TN THE SOFTH. ncouraspn? j?.stimaces 01 a xrusrwortny Newspapor?A Fine Outlook. The Baltimore Manvfacturerf Reord published last week nearly nve ages of special reports covering the rhole South from Virginiau to Texas iiowing that the prospects for the rops and the outlook for business in lis section are remarkably good, iot only is the acreage of the cotton, 31*11 and tobacco crops the largest on ;cord but the reports are almost unannous in stating that the yield of these rops as well as of the smaller crops, xceptir.g wheat, will greatly exceed ic best crops ever before produced, t is also shown that the crops have een made at a much lower cost than i any preceding year and that the ens on the crops for money advanced ) the farmers in much less than hereDlore. The official reports from South Carlina show that while this State will roduce about four million bushels lore of corn and nrobably over three undrcd thousand bales more than last ear, the aggregate afoount of agriculiral liens given to obtain advances pon the growing crops is $3,000,000 ;ss than in 1882, notwithstanding the ict that the intervening years 1883 nd 188-i were unfavorable crop years. In Georgia the agricultural departlent estimates the corn crop at 40,00,000 bushels against 31,000,000 ushcls last year, and 24,000,000 bashIs in 1883. m.. ...ia t-u*. J.MC 1 epulis iU^UlUiU^ LUC W1U wup om the whole South are of the most attering character, some stating that ic yield will be the best for years, thers the best for twenty years, and lany the best ever known. It "is thought by the United States Dmmissioner of "agriculture that the icreased acreage in corn over last ear, and the splendid yield which is ow assured, will give the South not tuchless than 50,000,000 bushels of )rn more than last year. The cotton crop, It is believed, is ife lor much the largest ever made, nd for at least from 1,000,000 to 1,)0,000 bales more than last year. Of tobacco, fruits and vegetables the ops arc the largest ever made in the outh, while lice promises a splendid inlrl nnd cnorar ic fur rnnrp sflfis ictorv and profitable a crop than in >84. ' Stimulated by the unprecedented :ops, business is already showing a ecided improvement, and the prosects throughout the South for the fall nd winter trade are reported as unsually good. In the organization of lilroad" and manufacturing enterrises there is great activity, and the ntlook for the industrial interests is articularly promising. -Postmaster-General Vilas is quite ntrnll nf- Mftdisnp Wis. Hp is snflfer ig with a lie.to us affection, brought ti by overwork.