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PHTSIK)UO CHATHAM CO., N. C, JANUARY 8, 1880.
Chatham ji ccorrj.
To the Bereaved I
Headstones, Monument a
BEST OF MARBLE.
Good Workmanship, and Cheapest and Largest
Variety in the Btate. Sards corner Morgan and
Blount streets, below Wynn'a livery stablea.
address all communications to
AYTON & WOLFE,
Rileigh, N. O.
Tte boat, of the ExpreFs Steamboat Compa
ny will run aa follows from tho first of October
niit'J farther notice:
Steamer 1). MUlCHIdON, O.ipt. Alonjia Gar.
riaon, will leave Fettevil:o every Tussday
and Friday at 8 o'c!jck A. M.. and Wilming
ton evory Wednesday and Stn.?av at 'i o'clock
bt,:amer WAVE, Cap!. V. A. T! obrson, will
fiv Pavotttvillo on M judaja and ThurHdayi
a: 8 o'virp1: A. M., and Wilmington ou Tues
days and Ki .days n 1 o'clock T.M., connecting
with tho Western il iirnad at Ftyettovllle on
W r dnotiiays and S.ttm- 'a; a.
.7. D. mi. 1. 1 AJIHA- (O,
Agents at Fayetteville, N. 0.
Rockaways and Spring Wagons
At Prices to Suit (ho Times,
Made of tho beet material, and warranted to
give entire (attraction.
cossri.r on: oir.v ixterert,
Jty giving ua a call before buying,
Also, a full lot of
Hand Made Harness,
A. A. M.iKETIIAN .SONS,
ertlnoftsm t'nvelterillei .V. C.
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
.OliirliigaWltc, liiaihnm o., N. ('.
ti ns m M-niMi. AimKn a M-nmn,
Of Chatham. Of Orange
MORINC & MORINC,
A. ttor noys n t Zj n, w
IM 1(11 AH, N. .
All business intrusted to them will receive
THOMAS M. CROSS,
Attorney at Law,
PITT!1100, N. c.
Will praotico in Chatham and aorronn
counties. Collection of claims a specialty, ding
Certain and Reliable!
HOWARDS ISFAI.I.IISLi: WOULD HE
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" FLA LO W6 oW, Sr "
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All Its fund loaned out AT IIO.MK, and
among our owu people. We do not send
Morth Carolina nionev abroad to build u ; ot h.v
States. It one. of tho most sueces'-lul coin
panies of it ao in the United States, Its a?
arts are amply sullleient. .Ml losses nld
proaiptly. Eiirht thousand dollars paid in Itu
I il two years to families in Chatham. It will
cost a man ai:cd thirty years o My live cents a
day to Insure for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further information to
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riTTSBOKO', n. c.
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CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
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Qrooers, Commission Merchants and
FAYITTEVILLE, N. O.
The Lored nud Lost.
The loved and lost !' why do wo call them lost?
Becsuso we miss them fioni our onward road?
tlwd's unsccu argcl o'er our pathway crott,
Lot Ued on ua nil, aLd lovit g tl.cni the most,
Strnightway ic'iovtd them from life's ntary
Tlicy atavtiot lost, they sre within the doer
That sbnluont loss and every hurtful thing
With augela hi igl.t, and loved ones gene before,
tu their Redeemer's prestneo evcimore,
And God himself, their I.'itd, nud Judgo and
And tli i h we call a 'loss,' Oh, mlfleli sorrow
Or fit I firth hearts! Oh, we of little faith!
Let us look round, an argnmcnt to boirow
Why we in patiouoe shou'd await the morrow
That turcly oui4 succeed thin night of death.
Aye, look upon this dronry deetrt pulh,
Tho thorns and thistle, whereeo'er wo turn:
What trials and nhat tears, hat wrongs and
What tlrngglcs and what strife the journey
They have escaped frem Iheso, at d lo! wo
Ark tho poor sailor, wheutho wreck is done,
Who with his troaMirea strove the shore to
While with the raging w ivo he battled on,
Was it not joy, where overy sorry seemed gone
To see hia loved ono landed on the beach?
A poor tiayfsrer, loading by the hand
A little child, bad halted by the well
To wash from off her foot the clinging sand,
And tell the tired boy of that bright land
Where, thU long J)tune pwt.ttioy longed
t ) dwell;
When lo! tho Lcrd, who many mansions had,
Drew nesr and looked upon t ie suffering
Then pitying spake, 'Oivc Mo the little lad.
In strength renewed, and glnrionsbtaoty olad;
I'.l bring him with Mo when I como again.'
Did she make answer FelfiKbly and wrong
'Nay, b it tho woes I feel hotoomnst share!'
Or rather, bursting into grateful long,
She wont Iter way rejoicing and made strong
lo strugglo on since he was froed from care.
We will do likowito; death has made no breach
In love and sjmpatby, in hopo and tinst.
No outnard sigu or sound our oars can reach,
But there's an inward, spiritual speech
That greota ns still, though mortal tougnes
It bids us do the woik (hat they laid down-
Take up tho song whero they broke off the
Ho journeying till wo reach the heavenly town,
Where aro laid tip onr treasures and onr crown,
And our lost loved ones will bo fotiud again.
A HnliilnT kleh.
Well, g'r'fl tbefo is one way we con
help both father nuil curcelveH them1
hnrvl times,' said Lohrio Fuotp, while
her cliler mters looked nj from their
crcnpBticDR with hind, interei-ted faceR.
'We can give, up our birthdays or
Chriitmtis,' began liestiio, tlowly.
'That is n good iilen,' broke in
Emily, the older sister. 'These liu-
mcrons gift-days and pleaeure-mnkinga
draw too heavily npou our packets. '
'But what will Joe ny?' This time
they nearly nllspoko in concert.
After a little pause, Bessie said, with
hopeful decision: 'Oh, perhaps lie won't
Now Joo was the last, bnt by no
means the leant member in Mr. Foote'u
family. He bad arrived late, aftc)
this goodly row of girls, and after his
parents had given np an earlier and
often-expressed desire that a boy might
bo among the nnmber. And if helpful
hands and warm hearts make the recep
tion, Joo came
To tho world as a gentleman cornea
To lodging ready fttrnirhed.'
Ho was now twelve years old, but
had not 'worn out his welcome.' Of a
pliant, pleasiuit nature, he fully answer
ed, so fur, all tho demands made npou
him. No ono had ever heard him speak
a rough or unkind word, and in all the
little affairs of every day, he was easily
helpful enough to satisfy his loving
family. It is true Mr, Foote, who had
struggled through a hard and self-de
nying youth to an honorable position
in the world, begau to have some nn
efieiness about bis son's character, and
to suffer the first disturbing, perplexing
doubt as to the future of a boy to whom
life wat such a holiday affair, and who
would never be ablo, he feared, to take
any other view of it.
But these fntberly doubts and fears
Mr. Footo carefully kept to himself.
His family was very loving and coutld
ing, and Mr. Foote was not without
courage; but I doubt if he would have
been willing to contemplate, even in the
retirement of his owu thoughts, the
shock that would have cime to all if
this beloved son had been closely crit icised.
So Joe spent his thoughtless
pleasant days undisturbed by criticism,
and when Rjssie broached the question
of the morning for her brother's deci
sion Christmas being nearly a year
away and birthdays close at hand he
chose in his easy way to keep tho near
pleasure, and so it came about that there
was to be no Christmas celebration that
year in Mr. Foote's house.
Bessie's plan wotked admirably. The
birthdays, scattered through the year,
had been made much of, and Joe's,
coming lrte in September, had really
been a great sffnir. Joe himself bad
enjoyed it wonderfully even beyond
his usual happy woy. It was very
gratifying to have to many new things
in advance of all his playmates; even
the latest fashioned sled had been pro
cured by extra trouble and expense, and
tho balls, and the books, and the knives,
and the marbles, were of tho best, for
Joe is to have no presents at Christmas,'
was tho otlen-i xpressed reason for extra
indulgence on this particular birthday.
It was all veiy delightful, and it made
Joe quite tho hero of the autumn,
creating any amount of envy in the
minds of other boys who must wait till
But Christmas was diawirg on find
Joe soon found himself face to face with
tin ant:cipation which was not pleasnr
uble; an entirely new position in his
experieneo. Iu fact, t-e uumerous
preps rations iu tho world outsido began
to produco a slightly depressing sensa
tion in tho members of Mr. Foote's
family; even Bessie, usuully firm in her
do-isions, could not help wishing they
had chosen Christmas and given up
the birthdays. But it was too lute
now, so they all carefully avoided any
allusion to tho coming festival, each
hoping by silence to create the impres
sion in the others thut tho whole plan
was eminently satisfactory.
Mr. Foote, quietly reading in his easy
chair, was really the only ono quite at
ease; all the minds of the fumily being
more or less milled, on Christmas eve,
by some thoughts as to whut might bo
going ou iu Joe's miud; for contrary to
his custom, he had betaken himself to
bed at an unusually early hour. Mrs.
Foote and her olderdaughters were busy
with their sewing near the table where
Mr. Foote was enjoying the cheerful
fire and his evening paper, when Bessie
suddenly broke into the room with the
exclamr.tiou: 'Joa has hung up his
stocking!' Mr. Footo laid the paper on
his kuecs and the busy needles made
slight pauses, but no ouo spoke.
'lie has hung up both! IIo never
hung up but one before!' added Bossio,
dropping hclpkasly into iue nearest
'IL-at was naughty in Joe,' said Mis.
Footo in a tono in which despair and
apology oddly mingled.
Home time elapsed, during which no
one ventured to romark, and Mr. Foote
still looked into tho firo. Strangely-
vivid remombnincos came to him of a
conutry boy.long forgotteu OhriBtmases,
an empty stocking and a disappointed
heart. He slowly took down his ejo
glassea trom their percli and put them
in his pocket, ho folded up hii paper
softly, and carefully laid it on tho table,
and with tho air of a mau who would
rather tho fact should not lie observed,
rose quietly from his chair and in a very
indifferent voice, saiJ: 'Bessie will ycu
hand me my coat?'
Why, you are not going out?' ex
claimed Mrs. Foote, excitedly.
'Yes; I think I will take a short walk,'
replied Mr. Foote, still indifferently,
though knowing perfectly well that a
walk was a most unusual performance
for him in tho evening after a busy day.
I believe I will go with yon,' r.aid
his wife, cheerily, and going at once for
her hat and shawl,
'Let ns go too,' said all tho girls,
and with that liveliness which indicates
relief from a dilemma.
All were soon ready, and, Mr. and
Mrs. Foote leading the way, they were
soon on the pavement of a well-lighted
street, and moving with the crowd or
pausing at the shop-windows to see tho
unusual and fiual attractions of tho
If people would dream facts instead
of dreaming dreams, Joo Foote might
have smiled to himself as he lay asleep
in his little bedroom in solo possession
of the house, while tho whole family
had gone off, moved by on impulse, on
an errand which not one of them could
have told to another. Joo awake and
on his feet might have been resisted,
but Joe asleep, with those two expect
ant stockings yawuing iu the basement,
was an impersonation of that faith which
moves mountains. It all came about
very naturally and easily; Mr. Foote
first expressed some regret that the
knife ho had given Joo on his birthday
had not been of a better quality and,
now that tho boy had lost it, it seemed
only fair to get him another. This ac
complished at tho first cutlery store,
his mother followed in tho purchase of
a new boy's book, which she very much
regretted she had not heard of iu time
to got for his birthday, His sisters,
too, remembered various little things
that Joe liked or had their memories
quickened by tho sight of new devices
for good boys, as they walked along, and
so they were each well laden with
Christmas things when they finally
reached their own door.
I can not doubt that Joe rmiled there
in his sleep; and if the fruitful stockings
ran over with their numerous gifts, the
family wisely concluded not to make
any remarks that might bring into light
the inconsistency of the givers' pur
poses and actions.
The next morning all but Joe anoke
with a slight feeling of uncertainty
whether it was Sunday or some other
day. Joe knew before he was awsko
that it wasn't Sunday, still he did feel
a little doubtful if it was Christmas.
But stowed away in a Beldom-nsed
nook of his closet were soma very good
reminders of Christmas), until he should
descend to ths basement. Joe's father
would have been pleased enough if he
could have looked into his boy's closet
just then aa Joe was taking oat of their
hidiug-plsce six small pick'igcs, all
neatly wrapped and tied with long loops,
so thut they could be hung on door
knobs. These presents ho had pur
chased with some money given him
to spend for himself.
With the littlo bundles arrnuged on
his arm for distribution, ho stole scfily
in his blocking, feet through the, hull,
hangiug each article on its rtspectiv
knob, without disturbing the i eciipni,tn
of the rooms, who wtro still rozily abed.
This done he went down to tho base
ment in easy hopofutnss. And he was
not doomed to disappointment, the con
touts of tho crowded stockings yielding
more than a ususl amounts of joy and
Aud when tho fsmily came down to
breakfast, how delightful it nil was.
Every ono was so pleased with the pretty
present Joe had purchased for them,
that it was a long timo before the happy
family could subside to the formally of
the morning meal. Joe himself became
conscious of a higher pleasure than
Christmas had heretofore brought, when
his fat he: expressed his hearty satisfac
tion in the gift his son had unassisted
given him; and, turning to his youngest
daughter, ho said : '11 't sie, let us have
Christmas next year,' which caused a
general smile all around,
, &'. Sicholas.
Wrongly Named Substances.
Black lead does not contain a single
particle of black lead, being composed
of carbon of iron,
Brazilian grass does not come from
Brazil, or even grow there; nor is it
grass at all. It consists of strips of
palnleaf (chammrop arycutra) and is
imported chiefly from Cuba.
Burgundy pitch is not pitch, nor is
it manufactured or importod from Bur
gundy, The best is a resinous sub.
stance prepared from commou frankin
cense aud brought from Hamburg; but
by far the greater quantity is a mixture
of resin and palm oil.
China, ns a name for porcelain, gives
rise to the contradictory expressions,
British china, Dutch china, Chelsea
china, etc., liko wooden millstones,
iron millstones, brass shoe-horns, iron
penf, steel pens.
Cuttle bone is not bono at all, but a
structure of pure chalk, once embodied
loosely in all the substance of certain
extinct species of cuttlefish. It is in
closed iu a membraneous sac, within
the body of the fish, and drops out
wheu the sac is opened, but it hus no
connection whatever with tho sac of the
O.ilvauized iron is not galvanized. It
is simply iron coated with zinc; and
this is done by dipping it iu a zino bath
containing a muriatic acid.
(iermau silver is not silver at all, nor
was tho metallic alloy called by that
name invented by a German, but bus
been in use in China time out of mind.
Honey soap contains no honey, nor
is honey any way employed in its man
ufacture. It is a mature of palm-oil
soap, each one part, with three parts of
crude soap or yellow soap, counted.
Japan lacquer contains no lac at all,
but it is made from a kind of nut tree
called cardiac 3.
Kid gloves are not made from kidtkin,
but of lamb or sheepskins. At present
many of them are made of ratskins.
Meerschaum is not petrified'sea foam,'
as its name implies, but is a composi
tion of silica, magnesia and water.
Mosaic gold has no connection with
Moses or the metallic gold. It is en
alloy of copper and ziDC, used in the
ancient mnsivum or tesselated work.
Mother of pearl is the inner layer of
several sorts of shells. It is not the
mother of pearl, as its name indicates,
but in some cases the matrix c f pearl.
Pea means a feather (Latin penna a
wing). A steel pen is not a very choice
Salad oil is not oil for calad, but oil
for cleaning sallades, t. r , helmets.
Whalebone is not bono at all, nor
does it possess any of the properties of
bone. It is a sub.dauco attached to the
upper jaw of tho whale aud serves to
strain the water which tho creature
takes up in large mouthfuls.
Singular f renk of an Engine.
An accident occurred ou a local rail
road in Illinois, that in probably without
a parallel iu the history of railroading.
As a train on the evening of that day
was near (Hansford, going at tho speed
of nearly forty miles an hour, a cow
suddenly bounded iu front of the en
gine. There was no warning whatever,
the front of the engine passed over the
animal, aud in doing so was lifted clear
cf the rails and uncoupled from the
tender, Ooing at such a high rate of
speed, it continued some twenty yards
on the ground, tearing it up and even
uprooting a stump in its mad career,
and, what is very atrange, kept ou its
wheels until it came to a stand still,
whero it stood clear of tho main track,
The remainder of the engine and train
kept on the track, 'aud passed tbeeugin
about a quartor of a mile, when it was
brought to a . top with brakes. The jar
ot the cugine was so light that but few
passengers were made aware of the
accident until told, Tho engineer pat
on his seat throughout the affair, a mere
spectator of the queer freak of hia en
tine, aad no one was hurt or even soared.
The Man ii fact ii re of Slate lYncils.
Tho process of making Flato pencils
is thus described by tho Stationrr:
Broken slate from the slate quarries is
put in a moitar run by steam, and
pounded into small particles. Thence
it goes into the hopper of a mill, which
runs into a 'bolting machine,' where it
is bolted,' the fine, almost impalpable,
flour that results bring taken to a mixing
tub, where a small quantity of fcU'atite
flour, similarly manufactured, is added,
together with other materials, tho whole
being made into a st ff donph. This
dough is kneaded thoroughly by passing
it several times between hou rollerp.
Thence it is conveyed to a table, where
it is mado into 'charges' that i, short
cylinders, four or five iuches thick, nud
containing some eight or twelve pounds
each. Four of these aro placed iu a
t-trong ir n chamber or 'retort,' with a
changeable nozzlo fo as to regulate the
size of the pencil, and subjected to
tremendous hydraulic pressure, under
which the composition is pushed through
tho nozzlo iu a long cord, like a slender
snake sliding out of a hole, aud passes
over a slopiug table, Flit at right angles
with the cords to give passage to a kuife
which cuts them into lengths. They aro
then laid ou boards to dry, and after a
few hours are removed to f hiets f cor
rugated zinc, tho corrugatioLS serving
to prevent the pencils from warping
during the process of baking, to which
they are next subjected in a kiln, into
which superheated steam is introduced
in pipes, the temperature being regulat
ed according to the requirements of the
artic'o exposed to its influence. From
a kiln tho articles go to the finishing and
packing room, where tho ends are thrust
for a second under rapidly-revolving
emery wheels, and withdrawn neatly
and smoothly pointed ready for use.
Animals. on Hie Stage.
James ('joke, the celebrated cijiicr-
trinn, stands a fmr chance of having his
neck broken n Niblo's Garden, New
York, is billed us J!cd Ihmohuc, iu
the now Irish Drama of 'Hearts of Steel,'
and in the i ct which illustrates the
Irish defense of the bridge of.Aihlone,
is required to eli ar a chasm eight feet
iu width ou tho bark of his trusty steed
Crispiu, The horse don't Fecni to tulte
kindly to the task, refusing ou several
occasions at the lehcarsals to mako the
leap, aud when the lights are up and the
music and musketry begin, he may possi
bly, like Frank Frayue's dog Jack, treat
tho aud'eucc to a scene not announced
in the programme. Jack was billed to
make his 'first appearance on any stage'
some years ago in Buffalo. He was
trainod to cme ou iu a cort iiu net, and
fiustrate a crime by dragging amounted
villain by the throat from his middle. At
rehearsul Jack acted like a star, never
missing to floor his man, whose neck
was, (f course, securely padded to pro-
vent injury from the brute's teeth; but
when the night of tho performance came,
the music and audience frightened the
dog actor, and coming to tho front, be
simply looked at his victim and ran off
wagging his tail. Jack was afterward
kept chained iu the wings, in order to
make him accustomed to the noise oud
crowd. As tho nights progressed the
dog appeared to have lost nil memory
of his cue, the villain appeared without
paddiug on his neck, and the last nights
of tho drama were annouueed. Jack
changed the whole order of things,
however. Tho evening before tho
farewell performance, tho villain
emerged as usual on horseback from the
wings, when suddenly Jack broke his
chain and dashing for his man horrified
the audience by fastening his fangs in
the poor fellow's neck and dragging him
energetically to tho stage. The cur
tain was rung down, reveral actors ran
to the rescue, and the villain was only
rescued after a severe struggle. The
incident, though, uncomfortable as it
was to the act ;r, proved vastly profitable
to tho inannger; Jack never again forgot
his part, and the drama was played to
crowded houses for several consecutive
The World's Commercial Marine.
Aecordiug to the AVyifroi'r Ormral,
Bureau Veritas, for 187'.) '80, the sail
ing tounage of tho eivibzi'd world has
decreased from 1 l;il.S,072 to 1 1,1 OH, tit '6
a falling nwny which shows the decid
ed tendency which now prevails to give
steamerH the preference over sailing
vessels. Tno total sailing tonuago of
Great Britain, which inclii led colonial
tonnage, is J5,f:Hl,l'W, HO thut consider-
ablo more tliau ouo third of tho tonuago
which sails the sea is under thu I'ritisli
flag. When we cora to st'-amships,
Great Britain takes a still prouder po
sition. The tot d number of stoiimcra
which cau bo classed as sea going in
5,987, of which Great Britain has 3,512 ;
and tho total net tounage of steamships
is 4,021,809, of which Great Britaiu has
2.555.575 tous, or about thtee-fl'ths of
the whole. Counting sailing vessels and
steamers together, the civilized workl
has 18,125,471 tons afloat, of which
8,1.19,708, or not much less than half,
are under tho British flag. Canada ine
enpics tho fourth position among the
nations. The leading cations are (treat
Britain, United States, Norway, Canada,
Germany, Italy and France.
Surety in Railway Traveling.
In his receutly-published 'Notes on
B iilroad Accidents,' Mr. Charles Fraucis
Adams, Jr., shows that the percentage
of loss of life nud of personal injuries
on railroads is cxeatdingly small, when
compared with the amount of travel, and
that the risks ot railroad travel are much
Icfb than they are popularly supposed
to be. Ho cites statistics to prove that
it is actually safer for a man or his
family to travel by rail than to stay at
home, thus corroborating the saying at
tributed to John Bright, that the saf st
place in which a man or his wife could
put himself was iuudea first-class rail
road carriage of a train iu full motion.
During tLo light years from 1H70 to
1878 tho whole number of lives lost in
operating the entire railroad pystem of
Massachusetts was 1,165, or an average
of 110 a year, while in Boston the re
corded deaths from accidental causes dur
ing the ten years from 18C8 to 1878 was
2,587, or an annual average of 259.
These results show that in the city of
Boston nloue the yearly number of
deaths caused by accidents was 80 per
cent, greater tliau the number reported
on all railroads of the state. This com
parison is not peculiur to Massachusetts,
but may be taken ns approximately iiu
cui ate for other places. Indeed, statis
tics wi re published years ago in France
showing that people were less safe at
home than while traveling on the rail
roads. Another fact which will serve
to reassure tho timid is, that of the
whole number of persons accidentally
killed or injured ou railroads, but a
small proportion are passengers. Mouy
of those who lose their lives or are per
sonally inj ir d, am employees who are
constantly ixooso l to risk by virtue of
thi ir employment, find whose familiarity
with danger leads tlieui to bo careless,
and even foolhardy oftentimes. But, as
Mr. Adams shows, the greatest aud
most regular cano of death ami irjuiy
iu the operation of ruilroudri is the
reckless hubit of walking on tin. track,
wh'ch is c Jiumon with too many peo
ple, aud especially with theso more or
less diunk. More than one-third of all
the railroad casualties reported iu Massa
chusetts ure elussilU d under tho general
head of accidents to tiespasstrs, that is,
accidents to men, women aud children,
eapecially the latter, illegally lying
walking, or playing ou the truck, or
riding oa tho c us.
Vic hMlmlco el life in l.endvllle.
There is one happy mini iu licadville
to day, say.s a letter writer. The first
of tho week he came into town, ragged,
dirty and penniless, after a stiuim'jr's
prospecting. Ho managed wine way to
get liquor, however, aud, not fic'iug iu
tho best of humor, in a tit of despera
tion he wout on a big drunk. He con
sequently got arretted and was fined, as
drunk and disorderly, 15 and costs.
Having no money to pay the fine, he
was sent to tho city jail, aud thence to
the chaiu-gaug, to work it out on the
streets of Ltadvillo. Ho had Berved part
of his time, when he received a call from
a party of capitalists from tho Claren
don hotel. A cluira iu which he owned
an interest had struck it rich, and these
gentlemen had called to oiler him the
sum of S.'t'J.OOO for hi i share. It is need
less to say that the oiler was accepted.
Ho signed the papers, alrea ly prepared,
then and thoro, aud received the money,
paid his Hue, viaiteJ a bathhouse aud
clothing store, and slept that night at
the Clarendon. The next moruiug,
clothed and in his right mind, he or
dered a cariiage, visited the scene of his
late humiliation, aud paid the lines of
his former companions in misery aud
sent them on their way rejoicing. He is
happy, aud fo are tho capitalists, as
they think they struck a splendid bar
gain; but this fact does not yet disturb
the serenity of the mau who has come
up out of the depths, and leaped, as it
were, in tho twiukling of an eye, from
the chaiu-gaug nud penury to a compe
tency for all timo to come.
Silk Manufacture in this Country.
Mr. William C. Wyncoop has publish
ed a brief acoouut of the advances and
improvements receutly mdo iu silk
manufacture in tho I'uited States.
From this sourco we gather tL,at wo im
ported, principally from Asia, lat year
ud less tliau l,.V.I0,l'aa'. pounds, of raw
sills; that there ia no douiaiid in this
country for cocoons bicitise there are
no pdittures for reeling silk established
am nig us, a'ld eoiiM.pit'iitly all the raw
silk imported tias to tie silk that is al
ready reeled, and this for the purposes
j for which it i used must be of the finest
quality. Many of i.ur readers will be
surprised to lonru that the manufacture
of silk thread and twist lias rescued a
point with us that defies competition;
thut onr plaiu black uud dressed silk
goods are superior in texture and in
wearing qualities to those ol the same
grade imported from Europe, because
none but tho best silk thread is usisl,
and tho weaving is done iu power looms
instead of by baud, which admits of
using lumpy aud imperfect silk thread.
In American made handkerchiefs, scar is,
ueckties and millinery goods wo com
pute successfully with tho foreign sup
J rly, and iu rihbous our snccers has
beeu so great that they are exported,
while onr original designs are much
ITEMS OF (JEM'KAL INTEREST.
The farrier may be slow, but he is
The druggist's song 'A light in the
window for thee.'
A dollar is always in good quarters,
summer or winter.
Chinese literature is so old that the
Chinaman learns to read backward.
There are wide margins between
stock speculations and stocks pecula
tion. Shopkeepers' accounts sent in during
a honeymoon show that billing comes
An importing druggist makes the
startling statement that this country eats
ouo-third of the Turkish opium crop.
Tenuesseo lias twenty-five tobacco
manufactories, oue snuff factory, twenty
eight cigar factories, and 150 leaf tobacco
Be?r enongh to make 700,000 drinks
was received in Galveston during Octo
ber; the bell punches registered only
There are rumors that Keeley, the mo
tor man, has turned Lis attention to a
machine for sticking pins through a
All doctors recommend people to go
to sleep lying on the right side. This
is all the better if you are a little deaf
iu the If it ear aud don't get home till
A man may be brave enough to walk
right up to the cannon's mcutb, and yet
not have the courage to hand his wife a
letter he has carried iu Lis jacket for a
l'latiua works are about being erected
at Oreville, above Marysville, California,
by an agent of Prof. EJison, to extraot
that metal from tho auriferous black
Ltttdville, Co!., ie but two years old,
and yet hasga-i works, water -works, the
finest opera house :n the stute, and next
year will have a complete system of
A substantial farmer of Shelby county,
Mo,, cut his fall wheat iu the early part
of the season, realizing sixteen bushels
per acre. He then put in a crop of
tol acco, and raised on tho came ground
one thousand six hundred pounds,
F.ven though au old lady is well
awro that her daughter's name is So -phia,
yet when a neighbor passinglooks
in at the window and says, 'How's So
phia?' the chances are ten to one she'll
scream aud faint.
'Why did General Washington cross
tho Delaware ou tho ice during the
sto'tu of an awful night ?' asked a teacher
of hi .-ryonug class in hiHtcry. 'I reckon,'
piped a small voice iu answer, 'it was
because ho wanted to get on the other
'Maria,' observed Mr. Holoomb, as
ho was putting ou his clothes, 'ihere
ain't no patch ou them breeches yet.'
'1 cau't fix it now, no way, I'm too
busy.' 'Well, give me the patch then,
an' I'll carry it around with me. I don't
waut people to tliiuk I can't afford the
The sponge divers along the Florida
coast buve begun to adopt an innovation
that may work great change in their
business. It is found that this cau be
done by cutting the live spcrges into
small pieces, attaching them to pieces
of rock aud sinking them to proper
depths iu suitable licttions. In three
years each picco will attain a marketable
Two ladies belonging to different cir -cles
of American society in Paris met
lately at a recaption 'Have you been
long iu Paris?' asked the first, who con
sidered she bolonged to 'the set. 'Sev
eral years,' responded tho second, who
is sure her sit is tho first. 'Strange,'
says the first, 'that 1 have never met
you iu society.' 'You flatter mo,' says
Jutnes L. Moody, once an eminent
lawyer of St. Lojis and then circuit
ju Igc, was taken to the hospital in that
city recently as a charity patient. After
the war, when General Orant visited St.
Louis, Moody was his host, and 't was
intimated that when Grant becamo
President Moody would be c me an asso
ciate justice of tho supreme c mrt. But
ho took to drink aud lost everything,
being diiven from the bench by impeach
ment. IKail-l.etler ((Mice CmiosMieK.
The posb'iuVo iiei artmeut has issued
a catalogue of nearly 12,000 i-eparale
'lots' accumulated iu tho dead-letter of
fice, which ire to be sold at auction.
Tho various schedules advertise abemt
as heterogeneous a collection as it is
possible to imagine. Among the arti
cles so carelessly mailed that no eluc cau
be discovered to their ownership are
gold watches, chaius aud rings and jew
elry of almost all kinds, t)very descrip
tion of weariug apparel, from men's
overalls to babies' socks; books and pic
tures by the thousands, musical instru
ments, clocks, bedqnilts, buffalo robes,
pistols, knives, tiu dishes, nails and
hardware of almost all descriptions, in
cluding irou castings for maohinery;
perfumery, tobacco and cigars; cheese,
not excepting the Limbnrger variety,
and almost all other sorts of ordinary
hop merchandise; bosidos 'miscella
neous articles' less susceptible of o'assi
fication, which range from artificial teeth
and false hair to stuffed birds and geo