The Siamese Twins.
--We had not heard from the Siamese Twins
for a long time, until we met with the following in an exchange.
A correspondent of the Macon Telegraph
, who recently visited Mount Alry, N. C., thus describes them:
Your readers have no doubt seen those remarkable individuals, Siamese Twins.
But few of them, perhaps, have been to their house and seen them in their domestic relations.
Though united by a ligament as strong as life itself, they live a mile apart spending alternate three days at one and the other's house, and allowing no circumstance to defer their departure from the one of the other when the regular time arrives.
The one at whose house you visit them leads the conversation and acts master of ceremonies while the other speaks only as occasion or politeness may require.
One has eight and the other nine children, but one of whom is in the war, the rest being girls and little boys.
The twins are good neighbors, intelligent and thoroughly patriotic.
They are, to all appearances, two separate and different men with very little social resemblance, and a marked contrast of character.
Eng is much the most positive, self-willed and uncompromising.
They are seldom both sick at the same time.
Why should death result from re-separation of persons so unlike, and so little subject to be afflicted by each other's infirmities?