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7 T" " "'T"TTAlffi5RO FRirAY7TANUARY 9, 1874. NaT
1 WOT,
-Ak-xanJer MoCabe.
(.'.immissmners J oli 11 Nortloet, Joseph Cobb and
liLiny C. Cherry.
S--CR-T.VRT AND TllEVSLRER Unbelt Wlliti'llllrat.
t'o-sTABLE J. B. Hyatt.
Tows Watch ll.irry ReJmoud, liill liuttle uud
Jamos K. SiiUtiisoUv
Superior Court Chrk and Prolate Judge
Joliu Nortlcet.
Ilegisler of Deeds -B. J. Keech.
sierijf Battle Bryan.
i'-vrmier-Win. T. Godwin.
' "'ftzstifyr ltob't. II. Austin.
Siirc'of Jerse II arri:l.
School Examiners. E. It. Stamps, Win. H.
Knight and II. II. Shaw.
Keeper Poor House Win. A. Du;rran.
Commissioners M. 1'. Edwards, Chairmau,
Wiu. A..Dugan, N. B. Bellamy, John Dancy
and Muqjilaiowstm , B. J. Keech, lerk.
::"TUAir.S. '"
Uavo Tarboro' (dailv) at 9 A. M.
Arrive fit Tarboro' (daily) at - - 31 M.
Leave T.irlioro' (daily) at - - C A. M.
Arrive i ,'i'arboro' daily) at - - e K M.
TUp slits and tlie 1 luces of Meeting.
Concord li. A. Chapter No. 5, N. M. Law-reu-e,
High Priest, Masonic Hall, monthly
vo;i vocations first Thursday in evury mouth nt
10 o'clock A. M.
Coucord Lodie No. 5S, Thomas Gatlin,
Master, Masouie Hall, meets tirst Friday night
it 7 o'clock P. M. and third Saturday at 10
o'clock A. M. in every month.
Kepiton Encampment No. 13, I. O. C). F.,
Dr. Jos. II. Baker, Chief Patriarch, Odd Fel
lows Hall, meets every flfst and third Thurs
day of each month. .
Fd"ecombe Lodcre No. R0, I. . O. F.,
M.L."Uussey, N. (L,Odd Fellows' Hall, meets
every Tuesday night.
Edgecombe Council No. 122, Friends of
Temperance, meet every Friday night at the
Odd Fellows' Hall.
Advance Lodge No. !23, I. O. G. T., meets
every Wednesday night at Odd Fellows' Hall
at b o'clock P. M.
Episcopal Church Services every Sunday
at 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. and 5 P. M. Dr. J. B.
.Cheshire, Hector.
Methodist CJturch Services very second
Sunday at It i'tfock Kev C- C. Dodson,
'atrtor. " ...jo'
Peibyteriun Church Services third Sun
day of each month at 11 o'clock A. M. and
8 o'clock P. M. Rev. J. W. Primrose, Evan
Missionary Baptist Church Service? every
2nd Sunday in every moi-th, ot 11 o'clock.
Rev. T. Ii. Owen, Pastor.
Primi'he Baptist Church Serviees hrst
.Saturday and Sunday of each month at 11
Stonewall House, corner Main and Pitt StE.
W. B. Harper, Proprietor.
Mrs. Pender's, (formerly Gregory Hotel,)
Main Street, opposite "Enquirer" Oltiee,
.Mra. M. Pender, Proprietress.
Sotuhern Express OfSce, on Main Street,
closed every iiioruing atbi o'clock.
N. M. Lawrence, Agent.
Professional Services
to the public. Office iu rear of Whitlock's
Store, Tarboro', N. C. oct.-tl
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'Xj'n. XJ Gr Gr X js r
&C, Sr,C, ScC.
Opposite tUa " Enquirer " Oflice,
The Best and the Cheapest
for Matthew Gault & Son, of Baltimore,
1 will contract lor jobs of SLATING in any
portion of the Statei " The work will be prop
erly done and upon the lowest terms. I am
also agent for the North River Blue Stone
j -anite and Rosin-Sized Felt.
further information, address
A. B. NOBLES, Agent,
Feb. 22.-.f- Tarboro'. N. C.
Manhood u How- Lost, IIow
Restored !
t.. n.,..i;1o'i. a new edition o
F.SSAY on the radic."1 cure (with-
onr medicine) of Spermatorrha-a o. Seminal
Weakness, Involuntary Seminal Losses ; in
potency, Mental and Physical Incapacity, -impediments
to Marriage, etc.; also, Consump
tion, Epilepsey and Fits, induced by seif-in-dnlorence
or sexual extravagance.
rnce in a seaieu envelope uluj
The celebrated author, in this adi.iirable
essay, clearly demonstrates from a thirty
years' successful practice, that the alarming
consequences of self-abuse may be radically
cured without the dangerous use of internal
medicine or the application of the knife;
pointing out a mode of cure at once simple;
certain, and effectual, by means of which eve
ry sufferer, no matter what his condition rj-J
be, may cura himself cheaply, privately and
.aJicaiiM ii4"-" - tX '' '
iT This lecture should be in the bauds ot
every youth and every man in the laud.
Sent under peal, in a plain envelope, to any
address, post-paid, on receipt of six cents, or
two post stamps.
Addres the Publishers,
127 Bowery, New York, P. O. Box, 4580.
. Oct is, lsr.i. r iy. ;
Celebrated . Vlieeler & Wilson
Which SURPASSES all other Machines.
Home Shuttle Machine,
which is THE BEST cheap Machine in Use.
Price from $25 to $.75.
B2?"The public is invited to call and ex--
amine my Machines before rurchasig.
Office on Pitt Street, a few doors from Main,
Dec. 7, 1S72. ly
This unrivalled Southern Remedy Is war
lanted not to contaiu a single particle of
MEiiCt'uv.or any injurious mineral substance,
but is . t .- '
containing those Southern Roots and Herbs,
which an all-wise Providence has placed in
countries where Liver Diseases most prevail.
It will Cure all Diseases caused by derange
ment of the Liver. ,
fan SYMPTOMS of Liver Complaint' are
a bitter or had take in the mouth ; Pain iu
the Back, Sides or Joints, often mistaken tor
Rheumatism; Sour Stomach; :LoaS of appe
tite ; Bowels alternately eoxtive and lax;
Headache; Loss ot memory, with a painful
sensation of having tailed to do something
which ought to have been done; Debility,
Low Spirit, a thick yellow appearance of the
Skin and Eyes, a dry Cough oi'teu mistaken
for Consumption. Sometime many of these
symptom aiieud the disease, at Olhers very,,
few ; but the Liver, the largest organ lu the
body, is generally the seat ot the disease, and
if uot Regulated in time, great snilering,
wretchedness and DEATH will ensue.
This Orent Unfailing SPECIFIC trill rwt be
found the Least Unpleasant.
dict, Bilious attacks, SICK HEADACHE,
Colic, Depression of Spirits, SOUR STOM
ACH, Heart Burn, &c, Ac.
Simmons' Liver Hegulator, or Medicine,,
Is the Cheapest, Purest and Bpft Family
Medicine in the World !
Manufactured only by
Price 1.00. Sold by all Druggists.
Steam Engines,
Saw Mills,
rFIIE undersi'rnr'd has taken the Acency
I for this section, for WM. E. T ANN EH
& CO., of the
IVEetvopolittm Works
Me .;:! K.rnish any machinery of their make
at factory prices and give estimates for pro
posed new machinery, thereby saving much
delay in correspondence and the expense of
a trip to their shops, The Engines and
Saw Mills built at these shops are gaining ni
favor with our people every day.
Pleasure will be taken in pointing out the
pecnliar features and advantages of these
machines. II. A. WALKER,
Sup't. Edgecombe Ag'l Works,
Sept. lS.-tf. " Tarboro', N. C.
y i
now ready to supply the people of Tar
boro and vicinity with all kinds of
Bread, Cakes, French and Plain
Candies, Nuts, Fruits,
cfc, Src, c::
embracing every thing usually kept in a First
Class Establishment of the kind.
Thankful for the liberal patronage of the
past, the undersigned asks a continuation,
with the promise of satisfaction.
Private Families can always have
tlieir Cakes Baked lie re at short
est notice.
Orders for Parties & Balls
promptly filled. Call and examine onr stock,
next door to Fbmeu and Enqueeu Office.
Nov.4.-0m JACOB WEBKR.
Santa Glaus !
Santa Olaus I
Santa Olaus !
informs both young and old, that the
has once more visited Tarboro' with a large
and varied assortment of -
Toys and Fancy Goods,
Confeetionaries, &c.
which will be sold at as reasonable a price as
they possibly can be. , Having taken great
care in selecting TOYS, CONFECTIONA
I solicit a continuance of your patronage.
With many thanks for pjst favors, I remain
Respectfully yours,
Dec. 0,-lm. M, 3PRAGINS.
JANUARY 9, 1874
: : ' Jim you may teke her into the
house to-night."
The ' her", referred to was Ariel,
one of the staunchest and fastest
passenger engines that ever jerked
a train, and Jim was my stoker.
" All right, Jack," he answered,
as I : steppedj down ; j UQmji th? cab
and started toward the town.
, It was just dark of a cold, stormy
November day, and if ever there
was a happy man, it was myself,
Jack Everett, seated ten minutes
later in the warm dining room,'
with plenty of ;tiaac, and a, 8 teaming,
supper at my command ' " I "
But this happiness was two great
to be lasting. I was but half
through my onslaught on mine
host's cuisine, when my stoker, the
best fellow in the world, only a
little .wild at titaes, ;, earner-fashing
into the room. " t' f ' . 'T-t
" I'll be Mowed if I ain't half a
mind to let you finish the job,"
said he. "I'd give a half?dollar if
I could eat like that." i . j "
And he stood back and gazed
with admiratiQn at tny difplay of
talent for eatii g when hungry.
: 't Come . come, what's up 1" I
asked, holding up the half of a
biscuit, and preparing to follow up
the success with the otter Half.. : -
" Good heaveus, Jack ! how of
ten do you eat ?" he asked, but
without giving.me time,to reply, he
added : BtttlrJgoyoVsiqpoa
now, for old Maylord is down to the
station swearing like a marine, be
cause you got the start of him, and
got away before he saw you."
Maylord was the Superintendent,
and as I knew something was wrong
somewhere, I Replied: "Tell him I
will be dowri after supper, 1
"That won't do Jack. You're
gat to cntch the exprens, and she
has been gone twenty minutes now"
We've got the
engine out of the
house, and all j fired up.
She'll be
blowing up by
thft time we get
I will notlsav that I uttered verv
angry words, but something stuck
very hard in my throat, a
half a biscuit I suppose. I seized
an apple from the table and tossed
it to Jim, who I knew had not been
to sapper and then I went for my
hat and started.
1 found Maylord pacing to and fro
in the storm of snow and sleet, and
growling b'ke a hungry dog; .
"Can you catch the express before
she reaches town?" he asked hurri
edly. "I can try, but why not telegraph?"
I asked.
"That's the mischief of it," he
snarled "'fhe wires are down."
"Well, speak lively,, for there's no
time to foolaway," said I, not re
markable good humored at the pros
pect. Moreover, I had no very
particular liking for John Maylord,
He took a lettet from his pocket
and gave it to me.
" Catch the train, Jack, and give
the letter to conducter Adams.
Whatever he gives jou, bring bring
back to me without delay." Now
there Was something quite myste
rious about this, but, so far, I
turned 'tJ Jim and; asked if he had
taken any water.
: "Nhrjf a drop Jack." , i
" Nev'r mind the water," cried
Maylord' "you have enough, to run
down." !
" Mr. Maylord, I am running
this engine, and can't do it without
water. If you can, just take my
place." ; f f tin I i
lie turned away with something
like an oath, and I backed up , to
the tank house.
Just a. I stopped, a veiled lady
sprang up lightly into the cab.
" You must let me go with you,"
she whispered, at the . 'same time
stepping furthar back into the
bhadnw, so that my fireman might
not o her. & I '
' I frds 'amazed at her sudden
appearance and strange request;
but before I could reply, she drew
aside her veil, revealing the beautU
ful face of Nellie Maylord.
" Why, Miss Maylord, you can
not mean it !" I exclaimed ; yet
at the same time I really hoped that
she did: for, to tell the truth, Jack
Everett was ia love with her. Of
course-no one knew it but myself,
-and I had' hitherto " been' content
with a smile or a word, which' she
often gave me, notwithstanding her
father's frowns. To have ' her so
near to me, and talking with me,
rushed me ud to the top shelf of
hopeless bliss. '
;. ," I must go, Mr. Everett, said
she, "I know it may seem strange
to you, but when one is in danger
one must do strange things to
" In danger ?"
" Yes, and I want you to save
As she said this, she lifted her
lustrous eyes to me and gave me a
look that suprised me out of my
usual prudence. I replied; " I
will protect you 'With my life, if need
be, for I love you better than my
I could not see her face then, for
she turned it away, and frightened
at what I had done, I hastened to
ask her forgiveness.
"Tut! tut!" she said, placing
her hand over my mouth. If that
is true, you surely will let me go
with you, for a fate worse than
death awaits me here. Say yes."
And what could I say ?
AH this took ' place while Jim
was at the back end of the tender
taking in water, and when he oame
back to the cab Nellie was demurely
seated upon my seat. . I gave him
the hint to keep mum, and pulling
open the throttle, away we started
on our wild night ride.
How the old Ariel flew over the
iron parallels! Accustomed as I
was to the noble engir.e yet I some
times quaked with sudden terror,
and shut off the steam. I was
thinking of Nellie then, and life
never seemed so sweet before. Then
aa7the speed slackened, I would
give my noble stead the rein again,
and true to the touch, she would
leap ahead like a thing of life past
houses, villages and towns, seen
ahead for a second, and then . far
behind us. All the while I stood
by Nellie one hand on the throttle
and other on the reversing lever,
peering ahead on the track illu
minated by the Ariel s head light.
1 dared not look at Nellie, for
our lives depended on my vigilance.
IJknew not when I might overtake
the train; so I stood with her so near
me, yet too far from me. Some
times I spoke to her, and she would
put up her lips to my ear to reply.
Again the little hand would clasp
my arm as I sped over some rough
pieces of the road that threatened
to shake the iron mcster to piece?,
but a word would reassure her.
At length, in turning a curv, I
saw the red light on the rear of the
express, and so suddenly, that had
I not been on guard, there wonld
have been one less passenger coach
on the road ; who can tell where
Jack Everett would have been?
But I was prepared, and there was
no danger.
My whistle was recognized, for
there was not another like it on the
road, and no doubt, wondering what
sent the Ariel after them they stop
ped for me.
"Well, I'm beat," exclaimed
Charlie Adams, the conductor.
" What is in the wind now, Jack ?"
For reply 1 gave him the letter.
"W-h e-w! Here Jack, see
what you make of it."
" Conductor Adams : My
daughter, Nellie Maylord, is run
ning away from her home. I have
every reason to believe that she is
on your train. Send her back to
me on the Ariel, in charge of Ever
ett. Use force if necessary.
John Maylord."
I think I gave a longer and more
emphatic whistle than Charlie.
" There is something at the bot
tom of this," said I.
"Exactly; Jack, and if she were
on my train I would not use force
to take her back to the old hunk
nary a bit. I would rather take
her the other way and then keep
her away."
" Then, Charlie, I'll put her
aboard your train and send her
along.. She is in my cab now."
Charlie gave vent to expression
more forcible than elegant, and
after I told him how I came to
have Nellie there, he wrote on the
back of John Maylord' s letter :
" Midway Between C. & A 1
Nov. 12, 12:30 a. m.
John Maylord, Esq. : The
Ariel has overtaken me, and I have
your communication. Miss Nellie
Maylord is not on my train, nor
has she been this trip.
Charles Adams."
" There, Jack, that does not tell
him that she will not be on. Now
let us hustle or I shall not make
The transfer was quickly made,
but not without some regret on my
part,' and I started back.
On my return, John Maylord was
waiting for me.
"Where is she ?" he askedjump
ing into the cab.
I feigned ignorance and handed
him the letter.
Some prodigious oaths escaped
from his lips, but as they were not
directed to me I had nothing to
say. Then he hurriedly left me.
This was not the last of it, how
ever. I was put through a course
of questioning the next day that
would have done credit lo a criminal
lawyer, and if I do not mistake,
John Maylord went home none the
I met Charlie Adams, too.
" Jack," said he, " you have won
her everlasting gratitude, not to
use a stronger term. It was a close
rub though. Old Maylord he's
only her uncle after ail was de
termined to marrv her to old Silver,
and as she had not lived quite long
enough to be her own mistress
she was only one day short she
could not do better than to run
away. The danger is over, and
she has chosen for herself. Better
go up as soon as you can. Here is
her address. And Jack, my boy,
there are two things you must not
forget that she has got a cool
hundred thousand, and your hum
ble servant when the wedding comes
It is necdiess to say that I went
up, even at the risk of losing the
Ariel, and that I had success there.
While John Maylord was turning
the adjacent country upside down
in search of Nellie. I quietly mar
ried her.
Perhaps John Maylord was mad
when he heard of it, but he passed
over Nellie's property without a mur
mur. But a did not run the Ariel any
more, and Nellie now has the love J
once had for my noble engine, and
that other love besides. It is not
more than she deserves.
" Dedlkashun" of Bill Arp.
" To the unarmed, unlo'd, unev'd,
unpenshun'd, unwept, unhonored;
and unsung soljers of the Con
federit States, so called, I dedicate
this book. Their unaffekted, un
complainin patence in peace, so
called, is equaled only by their
untarnished and unteryfide valor in
" When the patriotism and
honor of our brave boys isrekogniz
edby our Northern brethren, called;
when they draw the same penshuns,
and rcseeve the same bounty land;
when evry dollar of back pay is
voted in the bill, when the widders
and orfins of our Confederit dead
are lifted up on the same platform
of a Nashua's jestice, and when the
peepul of these United States, so
called, shake hands, and make
frends over the green graves of
their heroes, then, and not tell then,
will there be shore enuf lasting and
unpretended peace.
" That blessed time is cuming,
take courage and wait for it. ye
maimed, neglected and pennyless
boys; cheer up, and hope for it, ye
widders and orfins of a noble band.
May you all live till it happens, if
it takes a thousan years.
Bill Arp.
"P. S. If it don't cum soon,
the compound interest on the back
pay will brake the Guverment, and
they know it. It's bound to cum.
B. A.
" Gentle Reador : One day, as
7 was goen along, I heard a man
gritin his teeth, and I saw his eyes
flash fire, and he slap'd his fist in
his hand like poppin wagon whips,
and he was a tellin another man
about a fite he had. His upper lip
was all in a tremble, and the big
vanes in his forred was swelled up
like mackarony. He was powerful
mad. Feelin' an intrust in the like
of that, I stop'd and listened, and I
looked all over him to see if there
wasn't blood or dirt or hair on his
cloathes. Well, as I dident
eny, sez I : "Mister, when did
all that happen?" He paused
and shuttin' one eye like he was a
thinkin', sez he ; "Well; its
now been night on to 27
years ago."
" We aint that man. We hope
nobody will presoora to think we
carry our war heat that long. The
fakt is, it aint the war our peepul
is mad about nohow. It's this
confounded, everalastin', abomina
bal peace this tail to the comet
this rubbin' the skaf off before the
sore gets well.
They've sorter let us slip back
into the Union, but they've put
task -masters over us, and sent carpet-baggers
down to plunder us.
They won't let us'throw flowers on
the graves of our poor boys who
fell on their side of the fence. Thpy
won't give our invalid soljers, or our
widders and orfins eny penshuns.
They taxed our cotton fifty millions
of dollars, and their courts sed it
was illegal ; but they won't pay it
back. 7f they haint got laws
strong enuf to keep what they stole,
they'll go to Washingtun and set
till they hatch 'em.
" Now, if our soljers honor is as
takred as theirs, why don't they
then honer our dead ? Why don't
they penshun our cripples ?
Why don't they wipe the stain of
tresson from off our orfins. There's
Jim Wilkins, who stood up like a
man in 1861, with a heart in him
as big as a meeting-house, and
when in his new soljier cloasc he
cum to "suppore arms,'? I thought
he was fine apikter of an Amerikan
potriot as I ever seed. But he lost
an eye and a leg at Fredericksburg,
and now here he is a goin about
hacked, poor and ragged, and the
great Amerikan Guverment sees
him and skorns him, and sez 'sup
port yerself, 'you dirty pooker.
General Grant is disposed of as
follows :
" Never mind. These chickens
will cum home to roost sum of
these day, I'll bet Grant a thous
an dollars agin the best bun ter
rycr dog he's got, that if ho lives
25 years he'll be set down in his
tory as a reglar aksidental bust.
I'll bet there was ten thousan
soljers in the Yankee army who
would have made a better fite, and
a hundred thousan who would have
made a better President. Darn a
generul who, in time of war, trades
off three men for one. Hang a
President who gives his Guver
ment no carakter, who won't run
the masheen, who smoaks around
a frolikin with hosses and dog3,
and ratailin old army jorks in
exchange for sickofantic smiles.
(c jjc fc jfc
" But I don't think it is any
of our business who is President.
I suppose its none of our funeral,
only we do sorter feel, sumtimes
a larger pride in the respectabili
ty of the Amerikan Guverment.
When furriners cums over her
and is a lookin around for our
King we would like to show 'em
sumthing better than a bigger-head.
How to Buy a Horse.
From the advance sheets of Bev.
W. U. Murray's new book on "The
Horse," we extract the following :
"Be sure that the horse you
purchase has symmetry, viz: is well
proportioned throughout. Never
purchase a horse because he has a
splendid development of one part of
his organization, if he be lacking in
any other. Above all, keep well in
mind what you are buying for, and
buy the horse best adapted to the
work you will require of him, and
when such an animal is yours be
content. Never jockey. An oc
casional exchange may be allowable:
but this daily 'swappins' of horses
advertises a.man's incompetency for
anything higher. Another caution
is this : Never purchase a horse till
you have seen him move, and under
the same conditions to which he
exposed in the service you may ex
pect of him. If for a draft, see him
draw, back, and turn round in both
directions; if for the road, see how
he handles himself, not merely on
level ground, but going up sharp
declivities, and, above all, in des
cending them. In this way you
ascertain the faults or excellencies
of both his temper and structure.
In these exercises drive him
yourself. The reins in a skillful
hand, aided by the whip or mouth
can be made to conceal grave de
fects. Let him move with a loose
rein, so that he make his natural
gait, and not his artificial; for,
by so doing, you will detect
any mistakes of judgment you
may have made when looking
him over in a state of inactivity.
Many a time unsoundness will ap
pear in motion, which no inspection
of the eye and finger however close,
can ascertain. When you have
walked him and jogged him, if he
is to serve any other than mere
draft purposes, put him to his spaed,
and keep him at it for a sufficient
distance to test his breathing cap
acity; then pull him up; jump from
the wagon, and look at his flanks;
inspect his nostrils, and put your
ear close to the side of his chest, in
order to ascertain if the action of
the heart is normal. If this exer
cise has caused him to perspire
freely, all the better; for you can
then see, when you take him back
to the stable, whether he 'dries off"
quickly, as all horses do in perfect
An exchange says : " Does he
want to marry ? is the query among
Massachusetts women tne moment
a stranger enters a town." And it
may be added that the answer al
ways is : " No ; not till he gets out
of the State." .
A Boy's Composition on Trees.
Most trees was once twigs, but
some once was acorns, which are
not good to eat. but some boys eat
them, though, and I think they are
bad off. A kind of a tree which
was once a chestnut is j;ood enough,
but it is awful tall and mighty
scarce, because chestnuts is six dol
lars a bushel, and they don't "ive
hardly any for five cents, and so I'd
rather buy a plug top.
But there is a kind of a tree what
they make into home made sugar
with, and I believe I like them kind
the best, for, if you can borrow a
auger, you can spit on your hands
and bore a hole in them, and then
drive in a big elder, and you can
suck 'til you get sick, if you suck
too much. Then you can leave the
elder in the hole, so that other boys
will get sick, just for spite.
There is a tree of Heaven, which
I never could understand why they
call it so, and if they would talk
me blind, I wouldn't be'ieve it ever
came from there, for it don't smell
like it did. They are the hatelul
est tree which grows.
I don't think the honey-locust
tree is much liked, only by birds,
for they know that boys can't climb
and get their nests. The thorns
are as sharp as tacks, and for my
part it is the only thing what I will
take a dare on. I won't climb a
honey-locust tree for anybody.
Honey-locusts are tolerable good to
eat but they won't fall till frost,
and boys havn't got no time to wait
for frost, and so they throw clubs
at them.
I despise a sycamore, for they
nearly always grow by the creek,
just where the good holes is, and
they root out in the water, so, when
you go a fishing and get a bite and
think you have got a chub, why,
you havn't got no such thing, but
you get a line broke, and get mad.
Then there is the persimmon tree,
which, if you eat them before they
get ripe, you can whistle Shoofly,
and Hail Columbia both at once.
A tree grows in our back yard, I
don't know its name, but a good
many of the small limbs is trimmed
off of it. My step-father cut them
off one at a time, as they was need
ed' If the wind would blow that
tree down altogether, or it would
get blighted, I would be glad.
A tree is the most naturalest
thing, and they aro like a school
master, because- no two of them is
alike. These trees which I spake
about are found in the woods, and
lightning strikes them, and any boy
can find them what ain't too lazy,
but no boy can find the lightning.
Some of the Great Eascern was once
a tree, and a telegraph pole also
once was, and so was a stump fence,
and some of the Erie railroad, and
then you will know that a tree is
one of the usefulest things which
is. There is some men which they
call wooden men, but I don't know
for certain if ever they was trees.
But my finger is sore, and my
pen it must get mended ; and so,
Making Coffee.
TheTurks understand the science
of making coffee better : even than
the French. They do not grind the
berry in a mill, but pound it in
mortars, and in course of time these
mortars, which are used for no other
purpose, become highly impregna
ted with oil from the bean, and are
held in great value, descending as
heir-looms from one generation to
another. Brillat-Savarin thus re
cords the result of an experiment
as to the comparative merits of the
liquid made from the pounded and
ground berry :
" I roasted with care," he says,
"a pound of god Mocha coffee, and
separated it into equal portions, one
of which was ground, and the other
pounded.in the manner of the Turks.
I made coffee with both one and
other of these powders, taking an
equal weight of each, pouring on
each an equal boiling water, and in
all respects dealing equally with
them. I tasted these coffees, and
caused them to be tasted by the
best judges, and the unanimous
opinion was that the liquid produced
from the powdered was evidently
superior to the produce of the
ground coffee."
Soyer's mode of makingjeoffee is
worthy of note. lie puts the dry
coffee into the pot, places it over
the fire, stirs it while heating, then
pours the boiling water over it,
which is a quart to one ounce of
coffee, and sets the pot where it
will be kept hot, but will not boil.
7n ten minutes it is suitable to drink.
A new machine in Massachusetts
makes 3,000 match boxes an hour.

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