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t 1 i 1 IV. J. YATES, EDITOE AND PeOPBIETOR. Terms f Sutmcription $2. 00, 1 advance. ft CHARLOTTE, N. C, SEPTEMBER 4, 1876. TWENTY-FIFTH VOLUME NUMBER 1243. : , . . . .. - f ft - - , f-TTf ft - : ' THE Charlotte Democrat, PUBLISHED BT WILLIAM J. YATES, Editor and Proprietor o Tekms- TWO DOLLARS for one year, or One Dollar and Twenty-five Cents for six months. Subscriptions must be paid in advance. Advertisements will be inserted at reasonable rates, or in accordance with contract. Obituary notices of over five lines in length will sp. charged for at advertising rates. Dr7 JOHN H. McADEN, Wholesale and Retail Druggist, CHARLOTTE, N. C, tlas on hand a large and well selected stock of PURE PKUGS, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Family Medicines, Paints. Oils, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs, h'ancy and Toilet Articles, which he is determined sell at the very lowest prices. Jan 1, 1875. W. M WILSON. W. J. BLACK. WILSON & BLACK, Wholesale Druggists, AND DEALERS IN I'aints, Oils, Chemicals, Glass, Jbc, &c.t CHARLOTTE, N. C. Feb. 22, 1875. ROBERT GIBBON, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, ( flice corner of 5th and Tryon Streets. Residence on College Street. July 3. 1870. J. P. McCombs, M. D., Ik-ts his professional services to the-citizens of ', harlotte and surrounding country. All calls, both ight and day, promptly attended to. Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite the i harlotte Hotel. Jan. 1, 1873. DR. W. H. HOFFMAN, Dentist, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Office over A. R. Nisbet & Bro's Store, Trade Street. Feb. 8, 1875. M. A. BLAND. ISAIAH SIMPSON. BLAND & SIMPSON, Surgeon Dentists, CHARLOTTE, N. C, llespectf ully inform the citizens of Charlotte and the public that they have associated themselves together in the practice of Dentistry. All operations pertaining to the profession com mitted to their care will be performed in the most skillful manner. Teeth extracted without pain. Satisfaction guaranteed. At the old office of Alexander & Bland, opposite ttie Charlotte Ilotel. Feb. 15, 1875. v. I. OSBOKNE. W C. MAXWELL. OSBORNE & MAXWELL, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Office in the Court House. Particular attention siven to Collections, Settlement of Estates and Par tition of Land and Conveyancing. May 1, 187U 6m G. F. BASON, Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Office opposite Court House, in the Dowd Building. March 20, 1876 6m W. F. COOK, Trade Street, on North Carolina Railroad, Charlotte, N. C, V anufacturer of CIDER MILLS and all kinds of FARMING IMPLEMENTS. IW All orders promptly attended to. Jan. 22, 1872. R. M. MILLER & SONS, Commission Merchants, and WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Provisions and Groceries, College Street, Charlotte, N.C. Flour, Bacon, Sugar, Coffee, Salt, Molasses, and in fact, all kind of Groceries in large quantities always on hand for the Wholesale trade. Jan. 1 1875. STENHOTJSE, MACAULAY & CO, Charlotte, N. C. Consignments of Cotton solicited, on which we will make liberal advances to be sold here, or if shippers desire will ship to our friends at New York or Liverpool direct. Commissions and storage on moderate terms. Jan. 1, 1870. CENTRAL HOTEL, CHARLOTTE, N. C. This well-known House having been newly fur ti ished and refitted in every department, is now open for the accommodation of the Traveling public. IW" Oranibusses at the Depot on arrival of Trains. Jan. 1. 1873. II. C: ECCLES. j. Mclaughlin, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Groceries, Provisions, &c, College Street, Charlotte, N. C, Sells Groceries at lowest rates for Cash, and buys Country Produce at highest market price. 1ST Cotton and other country Produce sold on commission and prompt returns made. NEW Auction, and Commission House. The undersigned have associated themselves in the Auction and Commission business, and solicit consignments of Merchandise of all kinds. Special attention given to the sale of all kinds of Country Produce. B. N. SMITH, J. A. McLURE. J. A. McLURE, Auctioneer. May 22. C . BURWELL. E. B. SPRINGS BURWELL & SPRINGS, Grocers and Commission Merchants, Charlotte, N. C. Jan. 10, 1870. EST An Alabama nreaeher hxa Hiannv ered that Daniel, who was cast into the nun s aen, was a colored man ; and that his name was Smith. We have some doubts about his being a colored man, but the probabilities are that his name was Smitn. Smith is forever getting into t ronble of some K1IIU. R. M. MILLER & SONS. JOHN M. LEAK. MILLER & LEAK, TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS, Charlotte, N. C. BRANDS: Gold Basis, None Such, Hornet's Nest. July 31, 1870. JACOB M. MENDEL. A. BOT7MGABTEN JACOB M. MENDEL & CO., M ANTTF A CTTTOTCIISI OB- CIGARS, SMOKING TOBACCO, AND Wholesale Dealers in TOBACCO, SNUFF, PIPES, &c, &c, Trade Street, (Next door to the Dry Goods Establishment of vv ittKowsky Jc Kintels,) Charlotte, N. C. May 1, 1876 6m GROCERIES. A. R. NISBET & BRO., Are receiving for the Spring and Summer trade a large stock or Fresh Groceries, Which they offer at as reasonable rates as any House in Charlotte. 1 hey request a call from buyers. A. R. NISBET & BRO. March 13, 1876. Spices. Genuine English Spices, finest ever offered in this market. Also, Nelson s bparklmg Gelatine, at SCARR & CO'S July 10, 1876. Drug Store. J. A. YOUNG & SON Are ready to furnish the public with their HOME MADE SHIRTS. Call and procure some of them, vi many are sold. Full stock of other kind of Goods in our line. May 1, 1876. JNO. A. YOUNG & SON. Lime, Plaster and Cement, AT REDUCED PRICES. Rock Lime per barrel, .... $1.50 Land Plaster, 2.75 Calcined Plaster, 3 50 Rosendale Cement, - - . - - 3.00 BURROUGHS & SPRINGS, July 17, 1876. College Street. CnAS. ELIAS. D. L. GABEL. B. KOOPMANN, MANSION HOUSE, 021 and 023 Arch St., PHILADELPHIA, Second door from Arch Street Theatre.) This House has been remodeled, newly papered and painted, and refurnished. It is centrally loca ted and is convenient to all places of business and amusements. The Street Cars from all the Rail roads and to and from the Park and, Centennial Grounds, pass the door. The Table is supplied with the best the market affords. Terms, moderate. ELIAS, GABEL & KOOPMANN, May 1, 1876 6m Proprietors The NEW HARDWARE STORE. KYLE & HAMMOND would respectfully call the attention of "Wholesale and Retail buyers to their large and well assorted stock of Hardware. WHOLESALE and RETAIL buyers will find it to their interest to examine this stock and ascertain prices before purchasing elsewhere. THE FARMERS can now purchase what Hard ware they need at living prices. CONTRACTORS can afford to use first-class Builder's Hardware. BLACKSMITHS will hereafter buy Horse Shoes, Nails, &c, cheaper than they can make them. COACIIMAKERS can procure Carriage, Buggy and Wagon Material at prices that will enable them to compete with Northern manufacturers and live. If you wish to be convinced that the above state ments are correct, call on KYLE & HAMMOND. KYLE & HAMMOND Are Agents for the Hall's Safe and Lock Company the best and cheapest Fire and Burglar Proof Safe made. KYLE & HAMMOND are Agents for the Howe Scale, guaranteed to be equal to any Scale manu factured in accuracy, finish and durability. July 17, 1876. Country Bacon. - A lot of nice Country Bacon just received by STITT, WALSH & CO. July 17, 1876. BACON. KCid POUNDS COUNTRY SIDES, just re- ceived by July 31, 1876. STITT, WALSH & CO. Flour ! Flour ! ! KClf BARRELS NEW FLOUR put up in vvy Barrels and Assorted Sacks, for sale low by R. M. MILLER & SONS. July 31, 1876. New Mackerel. New Mackerel in Kits. Also a nice lot of Coun try Bacon, just received by July 24, 1876. STITT, "WALSH & CO. Something New. Housekeepers call and see it. The patent Wire Window Screens, to keep flies and mosquitoes out of the house. WALTER BREM & MARTIN. May 15, 1876. Hams and Flour. Sugar Cured. Hams, by the Tierce. Cleopatra Flour, for city trade, the finest on the market, at April 17, 1876. R. M. MILLER & SONS'. Corn! Corn!! Just received one car load of Corn, for sale by May 15, 1870. W. M. CROWELL. First Gold. BY PROF. V. A O EN TIT OF PHILADELPHIA. . (1 According to the earliest records the first piece of gold found in North Carolina was picked up in 1799 in a little branch on the lleid plantation, Cabarrus county. It weighed between three and four pounds, and was kept several years without its real character being suspected; subsequently t was sold to a jeweler in Fayetteville for $3.50. When its true character became known, search was made for more, and fourteen lumps, weighing in the aggregate 153 lbs. troy, were obtained at the same locality. The gold veins and gravel de posits were afterwards discovered ; and for a considerable time gold operations were conducted in many localities on a compara tively large scale. f The discovery of gold in California, whste far richer harvest was promised, led to the abandonment of many of those enterprises; other causes have also influenced in the same direction, as, for example, the difficul ties connected with deep vein mining, and the impossibility of extracting the gold by the imperfect and slow machinery then piincipally in use, the Chilean Mill and Arastra, etc., from heavy ores like pyrite, &c, which nature has not already decom posed. With the exception of minute quantities of telluride, in the very rare mineral naya gite, the King's Mountain mine, gold in North Carolina is always found in the me tallic state. It is rarely quite pure, but generally alloyed with more or less silver. It occurs in crystals or crystalline masses, in thin plates or lamina?, between the folia tions ot the slates or through associated minerals, sucli as quartz, pyrite, galenite, zinc-blende, etc., in such a tine state of division that it is generally invisible to the ey?. ZdST The Southern Planter and Farmer wants to know if anybody has ever seen rust on a crop wheie wood ashes had been liberally applied to the land ? The theory now is, that rust is caused by a lack of potash and other valuable elements afforded by ashes. FOR SALE By Private Contract, Steam Engine and Fixtures, Saw Mill, Two Cotton Gins (Hall's self-feeder and Needle), Two Cotton Presses ( Alford's and Utley's), Belting, Shafting, Pullies, &c. Twelve or eighteen months given if desired. Also, a FARM of sixty or seventy acres, adjoin ing M. Icehour, R. Davis and others. Terms One, two and three years. S. B. ALEXANDER. July 24, 1876. tf GROCERIES, &c, Bagging and Ties and Clover. We would call the attention of the public to the fact that we are now receiving a large stock of Bagging, Ties, Sugar, Coffee, Molasses, Bacon, Lard, Flour, Rice, Hominy, Hams, Clover and Grass Seeds ; in fact every thing kept in the Gro cery line, all of which we offer to the Fall trade at the lowest market prices. BURWELL & SPRINGS. August 21, 1876. First Bale of Cotton Of the season can be nicely ginned and packed on delivery. In the meantime exchange your GRAIN for our favorite brands of FLOUR, or Meal, or Money. CHARLOTTE CITY MILLS. Aug. 14, 1876. ' ATLANTA MEDICAL COLLEGE. The Nineteenth Annual Course of Lectures in this Institution will commence October 16th, 1876, and close March 1st, 1877. Send for Announcement, giving full information. JNO. THAD. JOHNSON, M. D., Dean of Faculty. Aug 28, 1876. lm AT W. R. BURWELL & CO'S. Linseed OH, Train Oil, Tanners Oil, Machine Oil, Sperm Oil. Mason's Improved Fruit Jars. Paint, Varnish and White Wash Brushes. Hair, Nail and Tooth Brushes of best quality. Aladdin Security Oil, best in use. Pure White Lead and Linseed Oil. Pure Salad Oil. Fine Cigars and Chewing Tobacco. A few dozen Quart Fruit Jars. W. R. BURWELL & CO. August 14, 1876. Mackerel. A large lot of New Crop MACKEREL, just re ceived at A. R. NISBET & BRO'S. July 24, 1876. Fresh Arrivals. Bailey's N. C. Rye Whiskey, old Salem N. C. Corn Whiskey, by the gallon, quart, pint or drink at B. N. SMITH'S. Also, 3 New FIRE SAFES at reduced prices. July 31, 1876. Swiss Condensed Milk, Imported. A choice and pure article, prepared for the express use of invalids and families, just re ceived at SCARR & CO'S July 10, 1876. Drug Store. Buffalo Lithia Water, At July 10, 1876. SCARR & CO'S Drug Store. Hats! Hats!! A lot of fine Hats, just in, at April 10, 1876. J. Mc.-ALEXANDER'S. PEACE INSTITUTE. Raleigh, N. C. The next (fifth) scholastic vear becins on THURS DAY, the 14th of September, 1876, and ends June 14tb, 1877. It is divided into two terms of four and a half months each, commencing the 14th of September and 1st of February. Board and Tuition per term, $ luo. For Catalogue and other information address Rev. R. BURWELL & SON, July 24, 1876 2m Raleigh, N. C. Law Suit about a Kiss. In Cracker vs. North westerm. Railroad Company, in 3G Wisconsin, ftot, it is held that it is unlawful for a railroad corporation to kiss a female passenger against her will. The plaintiff was a school teacher about twenty years of age. Being the only pas senger in the car, the conductor naturally supposing that she would be lonely, sat down by ber and engaged her in conversa tion. The rest of the affair she thus nar rates: He said, "I suppose you are mar ried, like all the rest of the school marms?" I said, "No I am not." Then he sat up nearer to me, and put his hands in my muff.; "There's plenty .of room for two hands in -this muff, ain't there ?7 I said, "Noj sir j there is not euough for yours," and jerked my , muff away. He then said, 'JUTy liand is pretty, dirty, ain't it 2, It looks as though it needed washtag." I told him to wash them, as water was plenty. He then said, "It's thawing considerable, that's so." I had the tassel of my muff in my hand, tossing it, and he said, "If you don't stop twisting that you will wear it out." I said, ."I don't care if I do." He then said, "What makes you look.so cross?" I didn't answer him, but turned away from him. Pretty soon he got up, and 1 supposed he was going away. lie stepped to the side of my chair, threw his arms around me and held me down. I said. "Oh, let me go; you will kill me." He said, "I ajn not go ing to hurt you." Then I said, "What have I ever done to you that you should treat me in this way ?" After he had kissed me five or six times, he said, "Look me in the eye and tell me if you are mad." I said, "Yes, I am mad." And she was, be cause she sued his employers and got $1,000 damages. An Old Relic. Abraham Lincoln's parents were married on September 23d, 1806, in Washington county, Ivy. The marriage certificate has recently been discovered among the records of the county clerk's office. .It is signed by Thomas Lincoln and Richard Berry, and is accompanied by the certificate of the Rev. Jesse Head that the ceremony was performed. The bond runs thus: "Know all men by these presents that we, Thomas Lincoln and Richard Berry, are held and firmly bound unto His Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the just and full 6um of 50 current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, etc., jointly and sever ally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 10th day of June, 1806. The condition of the above obliga tion is such that whereas" there is a mar riage shortly intended between the above bound Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, for which a license has issued, now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue in law." A similar marriage bond was required in North Carolina previous to the year 1865 or 1868. It was considered an unnecessary form and abolished by the Yankee carpet baggers who controlled the State after the close of the war. B-Sir The Texas Legislature recently pass ed a bill empowering Sheriffs to shoot any person against whom an offence is alleged if he should fail to halt or surrender when called upon in an audible voice. Gov. Coke vetoed the bill. The Good Templars have 230 work ing Lodges in North Carolina with about 10,000 members. The order is stronger in North Carolina than in any other State ex cept Kentucky. EXECUTORS' NOTICE. The undersigned having qualified, on the 7th inst., as Executors of the last Will and Testament of THOMAS H. BREM, dee'd, and, as such, having obtained Letters Testamentary on his Estate, all persons indebted to the Estate are required to make payment, and all those having claims against the same are hereby required to exhibit them to the undersigned, as Executors, on or before tbeJ4th day of August, 1877, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. WALTER BREM, T. LaF. ALEXANDER, Aug. 14, 1876. 6w Executors. John F. Gallant. We take pleasure in announcing to the friends of the above named gentleman that he has accepted a situation in our house, and will be glad to have them call and see him. ALEXANDER, SEIGLE & CO. We still continue to sell our entire Stock of Dry Goods very cheap. ALEXANDER, SEIGLE & CO. Aug. 21, 1876. MOLASSES. A large lot just received and for sale to the trade at fair figures. Give us a call for staple goods ot all sorts. A. R. NISBET & BRO. Aug. 14, 1876. Hair Brushes. Elegant English, French and American Hair Brushes, Combs, Tooth Brushes, Fancy Soaps, &c, for sale at SCARR & CO'S July 10, 1876. Drug Store. VALAUBLE ROCK QUARRY. The above valuable property is situated on the land of Berry Medlin of Union county, two miles from Monroe, and has been leased by A. R. Bradeen, who can furnish any quantity of fine Slate Rock of any size and dimensions, and of any length from 8 to 14 feet. This Rock is suitable for Fence Posts, Flagging, and various other purposes. Specimens of the Rock can be seen at the culvert work being done in Charlotte by the Carolina Central Railway Company, with whom Mr Bradeen has a large contract. Any letters addressed to him at Monroe for in formation will be carefully answered, guaranteeing to furnish this Rock cheaper than anyone else, owing to the many advantages he has of the Quarry. A. XL BRADEEN, Aug. 21, 1876 2m .Monroe, N. C. RhabdomaTicy. . Rhabdomancy is the power aid to exist in some indivldmls f " difOvtriiig things hid in the bowels of the earth, especially metals, ores -and bodies of water, by a change in their perceptions or the use of such instruments as the "sidereal pen d a lum," the "bi-pcUar-cylinder,'? and the "divining rod.'' Rhabdomancy was kuown to the ancients. "From the : most remote periods," says Kieser, in hu.ry&tem of Tellurism, "indications are .found of an art of discovering veins in the earth by direct perception." Cam petti, an Italian, at tracted much attention some 70 years ago by pretending to be capable of ascertaining .by his feelings the places where metals and water existed nder the ground, aad-many ,eiperimenls seemed Ad conrniJus state ments.1 The King of Bavaria sent "for him and he went to Munich, where the experi ments wt-re renewed ami proved satisfac tory. Michael Moyer, a resident of Read ing, Pa., is said to possess the powers of Rhabdomancy, and, recently a reporter in terviewed him and obtained the following statement respecting his experience. He said : "Some seven years ago I dug for water, on my farm in Cumru Township and went down 70 feet without obtaining any. I was advised to send for a water seeker ;' and more from curiosity than from a belief in his ability to locate an underground stream, I got a Lancaster county man with a divin ing rod. After using his rod, he said, You did'nt dig at the right place; you are five feet to one side of the stream.' He bad used a small branch. I told him that I did not believe the piece of wood he held in his hand knew where there was water and .where there was none. He then went to an apple "tree and cut off a limb having branches in the shape of a V and thicker than my little finger, and remarked, Til convince you that this wand knows where there is water. You take hold of one branch, while I keep hold of the other, and see if you can hold the limb up and prevent it from bending downward when we come to the place where I said there is water.' I am a strong man, and I tried all my might to keep the rod up, but I could not. It bent down short at ray hand. By dig ging the spot subsequently I found water, and by. other experiments I became thor oughly convinced that there is virtue in the divining rod. But it requires a person peculiarly constituted and charged with an extra'aniount of electricity to handle it. "In the course of my experiments I buried four silver half dollars in the garden, and some time thereafter I tested the powers of a diviner. I remarked that I had dreamed there was mom v buried somewhere in the garden and ldtsiivd him to find it if there was any there. lie passed over portions of the ground with his divining rod in his hand, and then said, 'there is something un usual here !' . Finally he stopped and said : 'Here is the spot.' He had found the exact place where I buried the money." The reporter inquired, "How large is the wand you generally use ?". "I usually use a twig having to prongs about two feet long. It must be of only one year's growth. A hazel twig is about as good as apple wood for finding water, and better for searching for iron, copper or silver ores. In seeking water, the divining rod bends in the direc tion in which the water runs. Sometimes the attraction has been so strong as to twist and crack the twig close to the hand. By making calculation from the manner and direction in which the twig was drawn, I have not only ascertained the exact location of the water, but also the exact depth of the stream under the ground. I have also traced the veins of ore for miles. There are more materials in the vicinity of Reading than most- people imagine. Seeking for water and ores is, however, not my oc cupation." The Lazy Man. A lazy man is always good natured. He never flies into a passion. He might crawl into one, if that were possible, but the idea of flying into one is preposterous. Who ever heard of a lazy man breaking into a bank where a crowbar bad to be used, or drilling into a safe? Not but that he might covet his neighbor's goods con tained therein, but the horror of handling a crowbar and drills would always deter him from actually committing burglary. He never runs away with his neighbor's wife, simply on account of the horror he has of running. If he is ever known to run, it is to run to seed. He rarely lies about hU neighbors, for it would be too much exertion ; bat he lies about a bar-room all day. He is of inestimable service to a billiard saloon, keeping the chair warm and watch ing the game, for few would care to play when there are no spectators. The fact that he does this withoirt pay, day in and day out, shows the unselfishness of his nature. .The lazy man never gets up revolution?, insurrections or other popular excitement, and don't make a nuisance of himself by tramping around the country making incen diary speeches to promote public discontent. In his own neighborhood he is never a busybody in other people's affairs, for the very idea of being busybody at anything would drive him oat of his head. , No lazy man ever ran mad. If he went crazy, it was because he couldn't go any where else without walking. Lazy men don't disturb the quiet of peace ful neighbors by building factories, furnaces and other abominations. STT A cotton spool seems a slight thing, but so many of them are needed that thou sands of cords of timber are annually used for the trade. Some of the best timber for the purpose is found in Maine, where the mill at Sebee Lake has just turned out 500 cords. Curious facts " about Words. Marsh tells us that the number of Eng lish words not yet obsolete, but found in good authors, or in approved usage by cor rect speakers, including the nomenclature of science and the arts, does, not probably fall ' short of one hundred thousand. A large portion of these words, however, do not enter into the living speech, .the eora mon language bf daily and hourly thought Some celebrated English American orators have been able, upon occasions, to summon at their command one-half of this vast array of words, although they habitually content themselves with a' much less ; imposing dis play of verbal force. Few', writers or speakers use " as many as ten 'thousand words; ordinary persons of fair intelligence not above three or four thousand. If a scholar were to be required to name with- n'f. ftTaminaflnrt' :tln fcnlhfirs fhfJ' KnfN,. lish' vocabulary was the largest, he would probably specify the all-embracing Shake-, speare and the all-knowing Milton; and yet, in all the works of the great dramatist there occur not more than fifteen thousand words, in the poems of Milton . not above eight thousand. The Old Testament uses but 5,642 words. The whole" number of Egyptian hieroglyphic symbols does not exceed eight hundred, ana the entire Italian operatic vocabulary is said to be scarcely more extensive. Jul. Reporter . , w- - A Touring Pilgrim. One of our Mississippi exchanges tells the following, and being assured that the story as related is true, with hundreds of other curious people we would like to know the name of the "touring pilgrim." ; It was a clear bright day, when the young drummer who was making his first tour through the South was seen smiling com placently on a fair damsel sitting at his left and diagonally opposite him, oh the 3:30 South bound train from Memphis, on the M. &T. Railroad. She was fair and beautiful to behold, as he thought, when he approached her thus : "My good lady, it seems as if you are traveling alone." "I am," was the reply. "Well," said the drummer, "nothing gives me more true pleasure than to play the gal lant to the fair sex who, like yourself, are companionless; and, if I do not presume too much, I will be happy to be your escort as far as we travel together." "How far are you going ?" she asked. "To Grenada," was the reply. "I shall go that far myself." "Well then, surely, we will have quite a nice ride together." "But pray, sir, if I am not too impertin ent, may I ask what sort of business you are in ?" "Oh, not at all, my fair lady ; with plea sure I can say that I am a touring pilgrim for a commercial house in Louisville, Ken tucky." . They sped on at the rate of twenty miles an hour, busily engaged in conversation, until they had arrived at station 15. By this time he had changed his 6eat to one directly behind hers. When the train stop ped their eyes fell upon a poor-looking donkey, when he, thinking to make the young lady blush, was heard to say: "Fair lady ! I having been raised - in a city, aud totally unacquainted with the dif ferent animals that inhabit the country, will you please tell me what sort of animal that is over the way there ?". at the same time pointing his finger at the donkey. She replied by making a mischievous wink at her father, who had not long since taken a seat near enough to hear the conversation. "I, too, have been raised in the city, and am, like you, unacquainted with the animals that inhabit the country ; but if I would be left to judge, I would emphatically say, from his silly look and long ears, that he must be 'a touring pilgrim for a commercial house in Louisville, Kentucky.' Don't you think so, papa ?" "I do, I do, my daughter." The drummer wilted, and has not been heard from since. Ben Butler has an Unexpected Rival. Col. Charles S. Spencer, counsellor-at-law, some years ago had to defend one Marshall , charged with larceny, and against whom there was very strong evidence. Before the trial Spencer went to his client and told him that his only chance of escape was in a plea of insanity, and he advised him to play the lunatic, and to answer all questions put to him with the word "spoons." The day of the trial came on, and Marshall took his fIqnp in the dock, pale, - haggard and wild ooking. s ' - "Guilty or not guilty ?" asked the clerk. "Spoons !" drawled the prisoner, with a blank stare. "Come, plead guilty or not guilty," re peated the clerk. "Spoons," was the only reply. "Prisoner, will you answer the questions put to you, or do you want to be punished for contempt?" asked the Judge. "Spoons," bawled the prisoner, still un moved. At this point the counsel for the prisoner interferred and told the Court that his client was not in a condition to be put on trial, as he was evidently not responsible for his ac tions, and it was an outrage on free citi zens, etc. - "Do you understand what is said ?" asked the Judge, addressing the prisoner. "Spoons !" replied the prisoner in accents wild. It was evident the man was crazy, and the J ndge ordered him discharged. He was taken charge of by his friends, who were present, and left the Court with him. Counsellor Spencer followed them and con gratulating him on his escape, suggested that it might be a good idea to pay him his fee. His client stared at him in blank amazement, and moved away with the sim ple remark, "Spoons."