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PITTSIiOIK) CHATHAM CO., X. C, JANTAIiV 2i, 1880.
to the Bereaved I
DEST OF MARBLE.
Good Workmanship, and Cheapest and LargMt
Variety in the Stats. Yards oornsr Morgan and
Blount streets, below Wynn's livery stables.
Address all communications to
CAYTOM As WOLFE,
Raleigh, N. 0.
Tte boats of the Exprers Steamboat Compa
ny will ran an follows from the first of October
until farther notice:
Steamer D. MUItCBIdON, dpt. AlomaOar
rison, will leave Favettsville every Tueiday
and Friday at 8 o'clock A . M., and Wllmlng
toa every Wednesday and Saturday at a o'olock
Steamer WAVE, Caiit. W. A. Ilobeson, will
leave Payettevilie on Mjudays aud Thursdays
at Do'eioo A. U. , and Wilmington on Tues
days and Fridays at 1 o'clock P.M., connecting
with tho Western Riilroad at Fayetteville on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
J. D. TV I I.I.I. t Ml & CO.
Agents at Fayattoville, N. 0.
Rockaways and Spring Wagons
At Prlres Hull the Time,
Hade of the beet materials, and warranted to
give entire ratisfaotion,
CONSULT XOIH OH'.V MX TUB EST,
By giving ns a call before buying.
Also, a fuU lot of
Hand Made Harness,
A. A. MoKETHAN t 80X3,
eoMnoelm JFayelterillei if. C.
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
Marlagsvllle, Chatham Co., N. C.
CBK U. Mr.amo,
ALrAED A. MOBJKQ,
MORINC & MORINC,
Attornoya At Xiaw-
DI RBAn, N. V.
AU business intrusted to them will receive
THOMAS M. CROSS,
Attorney at Law,
FITTSBORO, N. C.
Will praotioe in Chatham and snrronn
eoontiea. Oolleotion of claims a specialty, ding
Certain and Reliable!
HOWARD'S INFALLIBLE WORLD RE
NOWNED REMEDY FOR WORMS
Is now for sale by W. L. London, in VilUlnro'.
All thoie who are annoyed with thoBe Posts
are adviaed to rail and get a package of this
valuable remedy. This compound is no hum
bug, bat a grand success. One agent wantod
In every town in the Htate. For particular,
address, enclosing S cent stamp. Dr. J. M.
HOWARD, Mt. Olive, Wayneconnty, S.O.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
IMTT.SHOHO', X. i
jv-Special Attention PaiJ to
Co! lcc iiia.
RALEIGH, !8. CAR.
P. H. CAMERON. PrttUltnt.
W. E. ANDERSON, IV Prt.
W. li. HI1.K8, Ste'y.
The only Home Life Insurance Co. in
AH its fund loaned ont AT 1IOMK, and
among our own people. We do not send
North Carolina money abroail to build up other
Blates. It Is one of the tuoat siiecearful com
panies of its age in tha United State, lis a
scls are amply sufficient. All Iowa paid
promptly. Eight Ihouaand dollars paid In ths
lost two years to families in Chatham. It will
coat man aged thirty years ouly live cents a
day to Insure for one Ihouaand dollars.
Apply for further Information to
H.A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
PITTSBOKO', N. C.
J. J. JACKSON,
AT TOR NE Y -AT-L AW,
JPITTSBORO', JV. C.
UTAH business entrusted to him will rt
salve prompt attention.
W. I. AHDSRVW,
t. A. WILIT
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
BALEiGn, nr. c.
J. D. WILLIAMS CO.,
Qrooars, Commission KarchanU and
PAYITTIVILLI, N. 0.
Growler Urdu's Dream.
'Why should I bo so thankful, pra; ?'
Orim Growler, reading, roughly spake.
Ivo had my 011 bard row to hoc
My nay all through tho world to mako;
I've earned the comforts thai I own,
I've rubbed my lot to make it bright;
I've toiled, as asy rtan may do,
And hold my p!a?e to-day of right '
Tbankigiving eve! yet Ihaiiklcea thoughts
Canio trooping through old Oionlut's t rain
As he sat sipping crusty port
And oonnting np his worldly gain.
Cponthe printed page, laid down,
Some words, it seemed, had caught his eye
Of thanks that were the morrow's due
For b'.ea?ingi sent us from on high.
But when the twilight dusky grew,
And leaping firelight flickered faint,
Beside bis hearthstone something stood
A Presence, white robed like a mint;
Which, pointing to tho ruddy gray
Of failing Are, by onrrei.t stirred,
Spake low and soft, and stranguly sweet:
'Ob mortal, thou bast greatly erred.
'Who keeps tbat woudror.a metronome
Of bea'.irg heart without thy care?
Who keeps the body sfo in bleep
And wakes it to the morning fail?
Yon carved your lot? you aaked for work?
For capital your hands were all?
Who kept that right arm strong and Bound?
Who bade the rich man hoed your call?
'Ueboldl' The rosy ashes stirred
A country boy stood sad aud shy
Before the mighty merchant prii.ee,
With restless hands aud dioopiug eye,
The while, until he turned, a proved,
A while-winged angel waitid there,
Though neither boy nor master knew
The fair shape of a mother's prayer.
Again the drifting ashes shone:
'There go your ships safe to tho laud;
See you, above the tallest ma-1,
The guidance of a shining hand?
Yon make your boast no miaeiug ship
Was ever marked from off your list:
Who gave the wild wind to your hand
From out that mighty hollow net?
'Look thou! Upon a oouch of pain
A baby weak aud helpless lies;
Can you give back the roi-y life
Tbat stems ju.t neaiing paradise?
lit hold! Two angles boar the clnlj
Just near enough for Cod to kiss,
Then give it back to mother-arms
To keep a while. Could you do Ihit?
'When sore temptation trod the vcrbe,
Aud you came very near to fill,
Yet bounded back, you thought, Ob man.
Your staunch roeolve baddouo it all.
Ses! Yonder iu the farmhoune small,
From wb oh goes up a quivering cry,
A gray-haired mail lifts up his haude:
'Thou. Lord, Oiimt keep tho bjy not I.
Oh, Orowler Orim, walk softly now,
Draw nearer Kith uushoddeu feet,
Lost step of thine may never fall
Along tbat golden Upper Street!
Oive back to Him 11 is gifts to thee
Through these, His poor, lent baply He,
In that bright barvertmg to ooaio,
Alaal may not remomLer thee!'
Wheu Orowler Orim out iu the uight,
Sought humble homes of want and oare,
With softened speech aud opeu pane.
How all ths working-folks did stare!
For clone beaide his failing feet
A shining footstep followed too,
Aud some saw gleaming wings anoar,
They softly said, l'erhaps 'twas true.
Etlu-t I.) un Urrra.
Obed and I havo boon married leu
years, yon know. Ho, at the time of
onr marriage, bad beeu at the bar bat a
year, and in a great oity like U it in
no easy matter fur ft young man to mako
his way among the best lawyers in tho
country. It Las been ouly within the
last year or two tbat tho receipts of hit
praotice have allowed a deposit in tha
bank over and above our living ex
penses. But I had a little income, witk
whioh and my Yankea 'capacity' I man
aged to make both ends of tha year
meet, Obed had plenty of money in
prospect, but nono in his pooket; so
upon the whole, wa were extremely
poor, pinohed for money at every turn,
bnt nobody inspected it, I had a hand
some outfit when I was married, and it
lasted me for five years without tho ac
tual pnrohase of a new artiole. I wus
my own obild's nurse, seamstress, cham
bermaid and housemaid, as we could
only afford one domestic It tires me
now when I look back and live over the
years of self-sacrifice, of a most tiresome
economy, in order that we might keep
ont of debt . But we were young and
hopefnl, and we often had a little langh
at onr own expenao, as when dressed for
chnroh or a visit, Obed would say,
'Nell, you're drexsed like a prinoesa,
and I haven't a dollar in the world; one
would think to see you that we rolled in
wealth,' while I would gayly remind
him that 'All that glitters is not gold.'
I remember I had one oobtume of nu
snal beauty and ricbuess which he never
liked me to wear, because it seemed to
him like making a false impression, and
so it lay folded in my tr.ink until half
mined, iu order, as Obed said, to avoid
even the appearance of 'evil.' He ia
always quota g Ht. Paul, yon tnow.
One socrct i f my cbeeituluoHB during
those trying jta:, was tbat nij faith in
Obed was dctp as the sea aud firm as
the everlasting Li lis. I no more believ
ed it possible for him to do what he
thought to bo wrong than it was for
him to fly. He id nut a brilliant follow,
yon know, but for s lnl qualities, aa
honesty, integrity, pureneas of heart,
earnestness, oharitiildeuess of judgment,
accuracy of knowledge and a high and
keen shipo of jtwtiov, 1 have never
known his equal. I never thought of
hie yielding to temptation, or abandon,
U ay good Oiuit bMO It we weak.
In my estimntiou he wo a as a bulwark of
strength. I mippcso Hint I tudowed
him, in a way, with my own decision
and firmueHB, which have nlwnys roado
it as eafty for mo to say no nB yes in re
gard to nujthiug about y hicli ny con
victions wero clear.
Tho gientcfct trial wo had to contend
with wns our inability to be liberal and
thoroughly hcppitiitle. This bubnrban
(own wbcra we now live is uracil weal
thier now than Ihm, but even then it
was aristocratic enough to tell what its
future would be, Eveiy denomination
lutifit have its own church, and there
wero always fairs and festivals aud sub
scriptions for this and tLat ; and Obed
was a church member, and very muoli
looked np to because of his abilities
flue social position aud high character,
and you can imagine how, with our mis
erable income, it was utterly impossible
for ns to buy tickets for f vorjthirg, sub
scribe toward the preacher's salary, rr
contribute generously toward the church
expenses iu any way. The very butt
that wo could do was to cast in our
'widow's mite,' and whenever help woa
needed that entailed u expense, to rou
d r that, Hut wheu it enino to money,
mind you, wj could go no further. We
held it to bo 11 ciimu to lot our honent
dibts go unpaid for tho mI.o of feeding
the contribution I ox. Wo ki.o v men
wlio did that way, but they were always
iu financial trouble, i:nd I don't think
they enjoyed their religion much, es
pecially wheu they were sold ont by the
shcr ff, their fa vilies rednoed to penury,
and various other families Buffering los
because, of their liberality in varioun
Weil, in the second or third year of
onr marriage the church-building mania
seized upon the ambitions part of tho
congregation of the church of which
Obed is a member. The old church wuh
old-fashioned, it is true, ivy-grown, hut
in most ways very comfortable, and bo
capacious as to hold a congregation three
or f' ur times as largo as that which
worshiped in it. But the towu, it wax
argued, was growing rapidly iu another
direction, and in order for 'our church'
to hold its own uml to gather within its
preninots the saints in ci stly array,
there mmt be a new fold with all moil
em improvements for the accommoda
tion of there fine-wooled si eep to poa
ture in; so subscriptions fur the new
church began. Obed was eke'ed one
of the trustees, for the eclat of his name,
I suppose, He attended one or two of
the business meetings, when he lifted
up his voioo in opposition to the scheme,
and that was all of his participation in
Finally, dedication day came. It was
appointed for a Sunday in September,
aud everybody, far aud near, who was
at all likely to donate anythiug toward
the lifting of the debt on the enterprise,
which amounted to six thousand dollars,
whs especially invited to attend the ded
icatory services. Tho bitdiop was to
(ifllciato, and other noted men in the
church wero to bj present. Tho (Sun
day morning came, aud I awoke with n
headache which qu te unfitted mo for
sorvico. Obed anuounccd his intention
of going to hear the bitdiop, aud added,
laughingly, 'to see the fun.'
'What fun?' I asked iu surprise.
'The fun of seeing six thousand squeez
ed out of the people. If they are all es
dry an orange as I am they'll raise about
ten cents, and he thrust his hands into
his trousers' empty pockets. Then,
kissing me, he walked away. I watched
him aa far as the gate, taking pride iu
his tall, manly figure and distinguished
air, that asserted itself in spite of his
somewhat seedy church suit.
Dinner hour came, but Obed had not
yet returned. I remember I was sitting
on the baek porch of our cottage wait
ing for him, when, like a fl ub, came the
thought iu my mind 'what if Obed
should be iuducod to subscribe!' The
tnought actually made me faint for a
moment, bnt I quickly dismissed it as
being unworthy of him. He knew our
straggle with poverty, and especially
appreciated the saoiifloes that I was
constantly called upon to mike, aud, as
you kuow, I had been reared in affluence.
No, Obed was not of that class of a en
who send money to tho heathen while
wife aud children actually Buffer for the
necessaries of existence.
That iguoble thought quito panned
away, aud half an hour later I board
Obed's step on tho walk, a little less
eager than usual, it seemed to me, aud
the moment he reached the porch I
knew something was wrong, for I oau
always tell from Obed's faoe the state of
'Well, back agair, are yon, Obed?' I
said by way of greeting, as he threw his
hat down with a boyish fling.
TeFjaud what do you thiuk I've dono,
Noll?' ho atiked vehemently.
'I couldn't say, Obed,' I replied qui
etly. 'Subscribed a hundred dollars to that
peaky church' I'm ashamed of myself 1
I despise myself I I never felt so mean
in all my life! a hundred dollars! and
you here slaving yonr Angers' c jJs off I
I deserve to be shot for my iguomioyl'
'A hundred dollars!' I eehoed faint
ly, feeling the blood rushing to my
heart. It may seem siily to you that
for that paltry sura of money we should
have bea nad to miattable; but to i,
I that ttaae, it wm Uki BilUe.
Obed!' I cried, 'after roruo moments
of silence, 'uot for ten thousand 0110
hundred dollars would I havo lost my
fuith in ynnr strength to do right.'
'Oh, Nell, 'tis just thut which cuts
mo to tho quick,' ho quickly retorted.
'Nobody could have mode me believe
that I would do each a thief. I am as
surprised and pained n you enn pom
bly be, for I had no idea that I ha I such
a streak of weakner.s within wo! Kt.
Paul must, have foreseou mo, for snre,
when ho warned nun to take heed lest
they fall, while thinking that they
Poor Obed! I had never seen him so
mortified and humiliated, and all on ac
count of that 'peBky church.'
Then I asked him to tell mo how it.
happened, and he described the method
employed by the bishop end his officials
to raise tho six thousand dollars. The.
officials each went among the congrega
tion, soliciting subscriptions from occu
pants of each pew; then, as tha amount
subscribed failed to reach the dc.-dred
sum, a new appeal was made, and per
sons who bad refused to fubscribe at
the first round were Again besieged.
There was much joking by tho varioun
persons brought thero to 'talk' money
ont of the people, and one of them, iu
i-peaking of certain pews, said the
'swaths had not hern mowed clean.' So
tho 'mowing' was done over aud over,
and it wob in the last 'mowing,' when
the last thousand dollars was being
raised, that Obed, after repeatedly sny
iuy he could not subi-oribe, was over
come by the combined persuasions of
two pardons to allow his nume to be put
down for a hundred dollars surprised,
the moment he yielded, and regretting
it as you havo heard.
'But we can't pay it, so what wai tl.n
use?' I argued iu woman fashion.
'Oh, 1 shall pay it, Nell,' he cried des
perately, 'if for no better reason than ns
a punishment for my weakness. But
you shan't buffi r from it,' ho added
'Dou't be too Biire,' I said quietly.
lie winced and replied:
'True, Nell, I oau never again feel
sure of anything.'
We concluded the tulk by Obod'11 ask
ing me to promise nover to allu lo to the
matter again uutil the subscription waei
paid, which I did, and then freeing
himnelf of a final anathema against his
own weakness aud that 'pesky church.'
So we dropped the subjeot, and went to
the dinner table, which we had for the
time being forgotteu.
Well, within the following two years
Obed paid that dreadful fu' scriptiou.
I remember well the night wheu ho
came home aud catching me np iu hi.,
arms, as if he had goue daft, 11 plained
his behavior by sayijg that tho 'unmen
tionable horror' was at last rauceled,
the hundred dollar subscription was
paid, and that if we only bad a 'fatted
calf we wonld kill il in honor of the oc
casion. Although neither Obed nor 1 during
these two years bad mentioned the mat
ter, it was like a skeleton behind the
door. My keen eyes detested his new
economies; the retrenching screw hud
received another turn, aud it made my
heart ache. Unknown to him I, too,
made my new economics, iu behalf of
the same cause, uutil I felt mean and
skimped to the furthest degree. I can't
toll you how much we endured because
of that hundred dollars, which went to
ward paying for carpets nud cushions
and other luxuries that the worshipers
in tho old church had always done
Of courso that 'nosky church' still
stands, but from that day to this we
have never entered it. The effort to
makd it aristooralio failrd, aud its eutire
history has been a eerics of struggles
to pay the preacher aud 'keep np style.'
Two years ago Obed, almost entirely
at his own expense, for lie ha l come in
to possession of his patrimony then, re
fitted the old church, which, after all,
has come to be fashionable a well as
usefnl. When the suggestion was made
to have the old church repaired Obed
made a little speech, in which he said
that rather than have a single man or
woman subscribe a farthing beyond wbat
be or she was abundantly able to give,
be much preferred to bear the entire
expense himself; and that all subscrip
tions to tho fund tnunt b voluntary.
17 0 afterward said to mo that rather
thau have any person subjected to the
paiu aud humiliation that we had under
gone because of that 'dreadful subscrip
tion,' he would worship in a barn to the
end of his days. I often think if people
who solicit subscriptions with a persut
rnce that amounts to insolence, would
but oousider the possible harm they
commit, that they would ply their busi
ness with more consideration, remem
bering that ovi rooming a good man's
sense of right and duty, is leadiug him
into the temptation from whioh he daily
prays to be delivered.
Mart Waoer Fishkb.
A wife is a man's better half. Aud
wheu a mau runs away with his neigh
bor's wife it is to get the better of him,
isu't it? Cin. Saturday Xiyht. Yon
can bet a half that a man's better half,
who has no better cenU thnn to leave
her husband's quarters iu this murmur,
isn't worth a dims asyway, and OU
Xtaisl b !Ua kr, wasr t later.
In the l.ni I v California Days,
Tho Virginia City, Nev., ChronirJn
telli this story: 'Why didn't I rmvo my
gold dual when I ha l it, young feller ?'
sneerf d an old pioueir lust night, who
hud been bragging to the loungers iu
KnoxV c rir'room of the piles of gold he
bud fit lit of in rtirly days. 'Well,
p'raps i's nnt'ial to ask thut, seeiu'you
d .u't rveii knew what dust looks like.
In them d.us a man :n 1 to be his own
b inl.er, an' tho only f i'n bank was a
f tiler's pocket. It wouldn't do to leave
your dust nowhere, if yon di In't want it
to turn np miK.-in' when yon went after
it. A thousand dollars iu dust weighs
just about five ponn.lx, and when you
get four or live thousand iu yjurbelt
it ain't no easy load to pack around. I'm
blowed if the dead weight of many a
man's belt hasn't driven him from tho
diggin's down to Frisco and Sacramento
jist to havo a whoop to get rid of it.
S'poso ynn try packin' ten or fifteen
pounds o' lead around yonr waist fur a
mouth or two, young feller, and then
you'll savvy why I wasn't so dreadful
anxious to hold on to the dust when I
Hiving thiiH rat down on the pre
sumptuous Joliiiny-Conie-Lately, tho
relic of the days when gold amid bo had
for the digging grew garrulous.
'Jedgo, d'ye remember the time when
you was keepin' bar in the R mud Tent
in Sacramento ? What trioks you fel
lows was np to in them days. Boys,
I've scon the jodge here take his knife
of an eveniu' an' pick ub much as 85 or
$6 outen the cracks in the red-wood
counter. When one of ui called up the
crowd we just yanked out onr buckskin
sack and told the barkenperto take ont
$1 worth. They all hud scales aud a
Lorn spoon, an' tiioy'd shovel it out an'
weigh it. Sonio 'lid drop, au' that's
hop the jedge bora gouged high wages
out 'o the cracks of the counter. The
jodgo didn't tukc no chauces tbeiu times
neither. Ha bad the bur t-udt np with
rock inside, an' when the gnus be
gin to go off he was behind that thur
atuii. na, ha I I've seeu that thur old
Round Tout of a morniu' lookiu' like a
washin' hnnj out to dry. Nobody didn't
wait to go out o' tho dour when shootin'
was beiu' done. Every feller jest out
with his knife aa' ripped a door lur him
self. 'D'ye see that bare spot on top o' my
cocoanut ?' inquired tho venerable argo
naut, removing his hat uud holding
down his gray poll for inspection.
The boys got np and made for the
door. Thoy know what was ooming,
That was only the Urdt of eighteen bnl
IttB aud kuifo wounds that every man in
town han-soeu aul heard the minuto
history of. The judge came to the
rescue of tho deserted aud iudignaut
'Will you come aud havo a driuk,
Will a teranteler Bting ?' responded
tho old chap, with recovered cheerfnl
A llarbaniiis Woiiiun.
A female demon of Rockland county,
N. Y., and her ingenious modes of child
torture are described iu the Nyack
Journal. Three years ago a csiisump
tive mother gave her six-year old daugh
ter, named Josephino Uyliuder, who is
described as a girl of unusual intelli
gence, iuto tho hands of this woman.
The father of tho child went to Califor
nia aud tho mother died withiu a year.
The gnardiau begau her cruelties im
mediately thereafter. When it ceaseu
to bo au amusement to blacken the fate
of au ignorant servuut aud send her iuto
tho room of the little girl, iu the mid
dle of the uight, to inspire terror, Bhe
wonld tie the child to the bedpost, whip
her with thorns, aud then bathe her
bleeding back with salt and viuegar.
Occasionally nbo would make the child
pats the night on her feet, with her
arms tied to the back of a chair, but
more frequently her bauds would be
tird behind her, aud she would be given
a bed of a 00 ipie of pillows aud a single
blanket on the Moor. On one occasion
red pepper was rubbed into her mouth
as a punishment for talking. She cur
ried a soar on the right cheek as a
reoordof tho first whipping she received
after her mother's death. The 1 1st was
to havo beeu inflicted on December 10,
when she was stmt upstairs to undress
herself, the. woman promising to hi
her till the blood r ui down her legs.'
Heforo her tormentor went upstairs the
child jumped out of a second story win
dow, thi-t beiug the only means of escape-,
and after lying for a time uncoil
scions on the ground fled into tho wood.
She was almost without clothing an
covered herself with leaves, but iu the
evening was driveu by the oold to seik
shelter iu a neighbor's burn, tlsie she
was discovered and has siucj been kind
ly cared for, while her guardiuti, who
narrowly escaped a coat of tar and
feathers, is now awaiting trial.
A lady's ribs were broken by her
dressmaker iu Lyons, N. Y., a few dnys
ago. That frieud of the household bad
attempted to fit a dress to her, aud had
caused so much pain in htr light side
that the work had to be abandoned. The
lady wm in a state bordnring on hyster
ics wheu niedicul aid was anrnmoond,
anil stamiuatUta ttvealed tha fact
that pa of Lr rib was tlkB.
The Curse of Indorsing.
The lato failure of Oeorgu II. Stuart,
the well-known plii'aufhropibt, of Phila
delphia, ia useribed to his indorsemeu
of a fri"nd's paper. A great many per
sons, not only in that city, but all over
the ecuntry, will learn of Stuart's mis
fort ui;e with deep regret, though they
can not bo surprised thut it baa romo
upon him through his benevolence. All
his acquaintances, uud many who had
not seen him, were familiar with his
uniform goodness of heart. lie was al
ways ready to do a kind act for anybody
and everybody, even at personal incon
venience and no little cost to himself,
The loss of his fortune will be, in so mo
sense, a public culamity, for it will do
privo him o' tho means of contributing,
as he has dono for years, to every worthy
canse of charity he could help. Him
failure is another of the continually etc-
curring (X'-mpliflrsiitioiiH of the danger
of indorsing. Morn men, probably, have
been ruined by indorsing than in any
other one way. When they indorse for
men who huva in turn indorsed for
them, it is a commercial covenant, and
any disaster resulting from it mnst be
regarded as ono result of bnsiuess con
tingencies. But when they indorse fur
friends, as S'uart appears to havo in
dorsed, simply out of kiuduos.t, with 011
any need or thought of reciprocity, and
they are wrecked for their kindLess, it
is deplorable indeed. Only very good-
hearted people suffer in this manner,
and whon it is known that they are
good-hearted euough to indorse, they
are, of course, continually asked to.
The ourrent phraio is, 'It is merely for
aooommoilatiou,' aud so it is, the accom
modation being entirely on one side, and
the responsibility on the othur. Men of
family really have no riht to indorse
for aoo.miuio.latiou, because they owe
aioro to their family thau to persous
asking tho favor. A number of men re
solve, ou entering into business, that
they never will indorse for anybody un-
ler any cirenmsl ances, nud wheu they
keep their word they protect themselves
from a fertile smiriio of failure. Gjorgo
H. Stuart bears his advm-niiv, it is said,
most uhcerf ally, ait nuht be supposed
ho would. Helms tho sympathy of all
his uciii iiutuue.es in his misfortune, as
he had their esieein aud admiration dur
ing his prosperity ; and will have it, in-
lependeut of shifting circumstances, to
the very end.
A Hearties Scoundrel.
The Baltimore American relates this
sad story of a young lady's blighted uf-
fe.'lions, as occurring in that citv : N it
many wiekn before Christmas a young
hiiiy respectably eouni e'ed fell iu l-.v'
with an Eogiishmuu, who-c liamo was
George R jo. The young lady, besides
havii g youib, was possessed of no littV
beauty, and had many suitors, 'lhe
Englishman ha I something in his man
uer and face that attracted this young
lady, aud she openly showed her prefer
ence for h 111. Her parents, s, e ntj this,
tried to peihiiido her to banish hi r
fondness for him, but sho would not.
Tho Englishman was a mechanic, aud
that was all that they knew of biiu. She
loved him the morn In cmso ho promised
to work for her and support her. Thus
the course of her love run u, dituibed
only by the disapprob ition of her pa
rents. Tbo two were married before the
holidays camo ou, aud Roo obtained
work ou tho new building of Hamilton
Ester A Co. The couple lived happily
together, and tho old folks began to
think that their fears had beeu ground
less. It wu au evil hour, not many
days beforo the joyful Christmas tide,
that young R e was passim; down the
stairway in the rear of lUstor's storo,
wheu he saw u sealskin sac que hanging
on tho baluster rail. No ono was around,
aud he took it uud, hiding it under his
coat, walked away. Christmas day he
presented it to his wife as u Christmas
gift, Sho was somewhat surprised ut
this expeusive gift, but thought nothing
more of it. The New Year oame, aud
the husband, feeling a want of mouey,
advised his wife to pawn the sacque,
telling her he wonld redeem it w hen she
wanted it. The obedient wife did assbe
wus bid, and yesterday visited a pawn
shop and offered the siteqno. The pawn
broker was surprised and notified a
private dottetivo firm. They shadowed
tho young wife uud found she met a man,
uud, haviug be; n untitled of the robin ry,
they ai rested tho parties. They were
takeu to the Middle station, where- the
above st iry came out at a hearing be
f i re J ust i.'o Johns, aud yiumg R was
oomiU'tted for the aoliou of tbo priud
jurv. Tne : c -lie at tho stiiMou houao
was a m-.mt am. cling oue. The wifo was
true to the lasi t ) her bu baud, and at.
first refu-td to believe huu guilty; but
he proof was so couviucitig that her
faith was somewhat. Hlnik-.n, She fell
upon his neck uud wept bitterly, and
wheu ho was taken to his cell she was
Luther's weddiug nu' is 011 exhibi
tion at the jeweler's, nerr Rothe, at
Dnsseldorf. Tho ring, which bears the
inscription, 'lr. M irMno LutheroCath
eiiii'i von It in, 13 Jn-io, 1525,' is a
work i f eoiisi. enddrt art. Oa it is re-p-reseuted
th pas.-don of our Lird, tho
cri ss and tbebdy of .'esua forming the
middle, Mirroundtd by sH the chief
ti.KiU t.J the carpenter's onft, a small
tab? spaikliBg isoallmg tk atjly blyod.
ITEMS OF UKNFICAL INTEKEST.
Events ore uot in our power; bnt it
always is to make a god use of even
Variety is tha spico of life, but bar
koepeis report that tho majority of men
Secretary Ramsey is the firBt piece
of cabinet furniture Minnesota ever
Piirii.-g tho past year,' nays the
Minrr't Journal, 'Americiu mines have
produced ? SO, 000,000.'
Tho man who ntver swelled powdor
is the follow who never held his nose
close to a woman's chec k.
A while deer with white horns and
hoofs and pink eyes was killed by
Aaron Liseker, on Little river, Wis.
Japan bus iron coins worth about oue
huudredlh of one cent. They are alleged
to be chiefly used for alms uud oh offer
ings to gods.
There wero but 400 failures in New
York last year, at against 917 in 1878,
aud the liabilities of 187!) foot up but
816,388,632, agaiust 801,100,000.
Qeesc raising is carried on to a large
extent in Texas. One goose will yield
about a ponnd nnd a half of feathers.
One ranch already has 3,000 geese,
din. Grant has ordered his Ethan
Allen colt, now 011 the farm of Ueneral
B 'iilo, near Washington, to bo sent by
the ut xt steamer es a preseut to the
mikado of Japan.
A cirrespnudent describes Hot Springs,
Aik., as a city of doctors' shops, drug
stores, bntb-honses snd boardinghouses,
with a few stores aud churches thrown
in to fill up the chinks.
It is said for the first time in the
history of the Protestant Episcopal
church, women took part in voting for
a rector for the Church of lhe Holy
Communion, New York city.
Oneilsy last week a cow belonging to
Mr. John Sbnff, living about one mile
from Oosheu, Angnsta county, Va.,
pave birth to three calves two bulls
and one heifer all alivj and healthy.
Tho G-rmau emperor has ordered
that the fnnd of moro than $00,000,
collected on the oooa-siou of bis golden
wedding, be exclusively devoted to the
relief of the famine-stricken Silesinns.
In consequence of the revolutionary
agitatiun having extended to tho troops,
theRiHMiiu military authorities have
ordered thut henceforth no regiment
shall be stationed in tho distriot where
it is recruited.
Bishop Chatard, of Indiana, deposed
Father FitzpRtiick of Evousville in con
wqneno of a quarrel between tho
priest and congregation. Father Fitz
Patrick hasi now sued tho bishop for
Des M lines had a unique fire the
other morning, tho flames nttuokiug
the Des Moint s packing company's
ice house and soon leaving 2,000 tons of
ice standing up in tho opeu air like a
huge iceberg. L'ws, 5,000.
Mrs, EIl i Duprez roivutly appeared
iu Kans.au City in tho disguise of a male
detectivo. W hen her sex had been re
vealed by some ncoiileut. sho confessed
that for several years she l as been
trackiug a man who killed her brother,
J. W. Liforce, near Houston, Texas, iu
The king aud queen of Spain showod
pnblie'y tho .'titer day, while driving in
Madrid, their devotion to their chnroh.
They met a priest who was taking the
lust sacraments to a dying man, and
alighting from their carriago the young
pair lent it to the priest, following on
foot amid tho acclamations of the
Two colored brothers named Rjbert
and Dennis Patrick, living eight miles
from Hnutsville, Ala., got into a:i alter
cntiou last Saturday whilst waiting for
a largo kettle of water to cool down to
tho right temperature to scald hogs,
aud were literolly 1m iied alive. They
livi d ouly n few hours. Their beards
aud hair pud flakes of fledi foil 1 ft', ex
posing the bones.
The Ouiongo Tribune describes a
brief interview between a Boston mil
lionaire aud a clerk iu a leading Chicago
hotel. The geutlemau from Boston is
approaching seveuty years of as;o, and
was en route to Sau Francisco. Million
aire 'How is tho best way to buy my
ticket?' Clerk 'Why, buy a through
ticket, of course.' Old Gent. 'But I
may die ou the way, aud if I buy the
ticket through I will be so much out of
The thitty-uino Havings institutions
of Rliodo Inland have a total 1 f deposits
amounting to 843,1115,533. Thero are
9S.11I3 doposiiom, and tho average
amount duo to each is 810J.13. Those
having le.ss than $500 hu increased
l,I8i, while those having $1,000 and
over havo decreased 791, showing that
t':o institutions are gradually returning
to their origiual and pro) er position as
the depositories of savings of people of
Among the bequests of the late Judge
Packer, the railroad capitalist, which,
it is said, bus just been anuonuood for
the first time, is the s nil or JSOO.000,
the ioteuv-t of which is to bo used for
the enpport in St. L 'ko's hospital, at
Be'hlftieru, Ph., of w irkraeu of the Lb
litf.li Valley railroad conipaoy, who bs-
pome crippled, iok or too old to work
while ia the Cvmpeuj'i employment,