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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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PITTSIJOIUy, CHATHAM CO., N. C, FEURCAIiV 20, 1880.
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BEST OF MARBLE.
Good Workmanship, and Cheapest and Largeat
Variety in the State. Yards corner Morgan and
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Address all enmie'-nications to
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Tbe boats of the Eipreea Steamboat Compa
ny will ran as follows from tbe first of October
until further notice:
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and Friday at 8 o'clock A. M.. and Wilming
tonevery Wednesday and Saturday at !i o'clock
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leave F.yetteville on Monday aua Thursdays
at 8 o'c.cck A. M. , and Wilmington on Tues
daya and Fridays a 1 o'clock P.M., connecting
with tbe Western liiiirnad at Fayetteville on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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Agents at Fayetteville, N. 0.
Rockaways and Spring Wagons
At Price Mull the Times,
Made of the best materials, and warranted to
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Also a full lot of
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PITTSHOUO1, N. C.
Will practioe in Chatham and anno on
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FAYITTIVILLS, N. 0.
Hip Loom of Life.
All day, all night, I can hear tbe Jnr
Of the loom of life; and near and far
It thrills with deep and muffled sound,
As the tireless wheels go alwavs round.
R.ioily, oeaselesuly goes the loom,
In tbe light of day and midt.Ight gloom:
The wheels are turning early and late,
And the wool is wovo in warp of fate.
Click, Clack! there's a thread of love wove iix
Click, Clack! and another of love aud pin,
What a checkered thing will this life be,
When we tee it nnroll in eternity.
Time, with a face like a mystery,
And hands as bnisy as hands can be,
Hits at the loom, with its warp outspread,
To catch in ite rueshes each glancing thread.
When shall this wonderful lifo bo Join?
In a hundred years, perhaps, or rue;
Or to-morrow, who knowethV not yon or I;
Cut the wheels turn on and the shuttles fly.
Ah, sad-eyed weaver, the years aro slow,
But each one ia nearer the end I liuow;
Some day tho last thread eball bo wove in;
God grant it bo levo instead of sin.
We are sinners of warp for this lifo web; say,
Do wo furnish the weaver a thread each day;
It wero better thc-u, O my friends to spin
A beautiful thread, than a thread cf tin.
Rachel Moffatt's Shadow.
Reuben Moffiitt and Kczia, Lis wife,
received a triplet of white wedding cards
from tbo bauds of their daughter Rachel,
and fell into serious chat over the bits
of card board. George Reynolds, the
groom, was discussed with positive
knowledge, gained by acquaintance
with him from boyhood. KatoManrice,
the bride, was discussed with the spec
ulative knowledge that characterize
remarks concerning stranger brides.
Rachel Moffatt had left tho room
while Oeorgo Reynolds was under dis
cussion, and her mother's careful eye
had observed that there was mrprise,
finger, almost tears in the girl's face.
'I soy, Reubeu,' began the good man's
wife, after Rachel had gone.
'Yes,' assented Ren ben Moffiitt, signi
fy irjg his readiness to hear what his wife
had to say.
'I want to call your attention to onr
Yon needn't cull very loud, was
Reuben Moffatt's auswer. 'My atten
tion goes a good deal that way naturally.'
'To be sure,' answered Kezia Moffatt
'How could it bo otherwise, and you tho
father of such a girl as our Ricliel? I
am sure I wonder that a young mau
like Qeorge Reynolds should look farther
than snch a trim, handsome girl as
Rachel is, and he knows all about her
'Look farther and faro worse,' is an
old proverb, you know,' said Kesia
Moffatt, with anger in her eyes aud
tones. 'I am sure I hope Rachel will
got over it and go to tho party.'
Get over it?' repeated Reubeu
Moffutt. 'You don't menu that Rachel
?' Tho old man paused aud sur
veyed his wife critically.
Keziu Moffiitt nodded hor head affirm
atively. 'Ob, nonsense, Kezia I' exclaimed the
old man. 'Ton feci unpleasant like be
cause George Reynolds should prefer
any other woman to our Richel. It's
my opinion that Rachel haon't a thought
of George Reynolds, except .'
A shadow fell on tho porch and the old
man suddenly changed the subject of his
Tho shadow that bad fallen on tho
porch was Reeh?l MoflV.tt'e. It followed
the young girl across tbe green fields
where she walked, magnifying her suu
bonnct into an unshapely thing and
lengthening her slight figure into ex
ceedingly lank proportions.
Whicb way, Miss Rachel ? Are you
running away from your shadow ?' asked
a young man, stepping out from an oak
tree that stood midway in the field.
Rtchel Moffatt gave a sudden glance
at her shadow, and said with an effort,
'We can't escape them anymore than
we can our thoughts.'
'It's lucky for us they are harmless
things,' answered tbe young man with a
smile. 'I shouldn't think yon would
want to escape your thoughts Miss
Rachel. I'm sure I shouldn't And if
you have no objection I will walk in
ycur shadow, as you seem to be going;
Richel Moffatt bowod, but the young
man, glancing into ber face, saw that
the accepted his company with resigna
tion. 'I presume you have received George
Reynold's cards ?' said the young man,
after a pause.
'YesRachel answered gravely. 'They
are very stylish,' she added, with an
'Miss Maurice is said to be wealthy,'
the young man continued.
'Ah I' Rtchel exclaimed, with a curl of
the lips that was full of scorn.
With a delicate, intuitive souse that
would Lave done honor to men in finer
cloths and a loftier sphere, Walter
Gibbs changed the subject with the re
mark : 'I have the book of yours that I
borrowed in my pocket, Miss Rachel.
There were scraps of paper in it aud
some bits of faded flowers. I have saved
tbem all, and return them with tbe
Thank yon, it did not signify,' Rachel
She turned the levi of the blue and
(lit volume with the uneasy motion of
restless hands, and then dropped from
tho gilded leaves the faded flower.
They wero all alike, mere bits of pink
coloring on a wooden stem pink not so
deep as the color that glowed on R ichel
Moffatt's cheeks at sight of the flowers
'It is the Oeris Oanadenls Jndaitree,'
her companion remarked, picking up
one of the fallen bits and 1 tilling it to
.'The Judas treo I' echoed Rachel
Moffatt, 8.11 her tones full of rcornfnl
Yes,' the young man said, answering
tbo wonder in her tones. 'In the Spring
it is a tree of promise, with its rugged
branches crowded full of blossoms, but
the blossoms die, and thore is never
fruit or beauty in fulfillment of its
springtime promise. There is but one
in the villago that I know of, and that is
in Squire Reynold's garden.'
Looking up to see if Rachel Moffatt
remembered the tree, Walter Gibbs be
e into painfully conscious that his remark
l a I dyed her face with tell-tale blushes,
nud the tale they told was about George
It ynolds. Thin he remembered how
ho had forced his company upon her,
and his conscience smote him when he
thought how his careless words might
have added to the trouble of tbe girl he
loved. At least sho should be relieved
from the annoyance of his society, and
with a sigh he remarked :
'It was unoivil for me to join you,
Miss Rachel, when you came out to walk
alone. I beg your pardon. And as I
have an errand down to the Widow
Brown's and am going around that way,
I will leave you here.'
'I would be glad to have your com
pany,' Rachel Moffatt felt constrained
'lhanK you, Dut my errana is urgent,
Walter Gibbs answered. 'Glad to have
your company ;' he muttered as he
walked away 'a pretty story, that, and
alio wishing mo ten miles away, from the
moment I joinod hor I What a poor
blind I have been.'
Tbo woman whose hoppiness G:orge
Reynolds had trifled with so wantonly
walked slowly toward her home and sat
dowu on the little porch watching tho
moon come up. She overheard her
father's words as ho talked to her
'There's as good fish in the sea as was
ever caught. It's my opinion tbe man
who gets our Rachel will find there is
hotter than George Reynoldshas caught;
nud I am sure Richel will find better
Hrh than George Reynolds, if he does
think be is the biggest toad in the
Over Richel Moffatt's sad fuca flitted
a Miiilo tl:at wan almoot merry. To
think of eonipuring Med bury to n pud
dle, nud George R.-yuolds to tho biggest
toad ! When ber thoughts wandered to
herself. Did her father and mother
snspect ber liking for George Reynolds ?
And Walter Gibbs bad her faco tattled
to bim of secrets that she fain would
have kept ? Honcofortb she would wear
a mask, and hide her secret to her heart.
Sbe went into the house and sat down
by the lamp light. Iler mask was on,
aud the wondered if Mrs. Reynolds had
mado the fruit cake for tbe reception or
whether they bad bought itof the baker
Mrs. Moffatt thought that Mrs. Rey
nolds would make it. She was such a
hand to have everything dono up in her
kitchen. May-bo,' she added, 'Mrs.
Rjynoldo would like your help in
making lady-cake or something. You're
such a master-band at lady c ike. yon
kuow, R- chel. Supposing she should
express he isolf that way, what should I
say ti her?'
RiuhelV mask threatened to fall. To
go into George Reynold's home aud
holp to prejpuro for tho reception of his
brido wus a blow for which she was not
prepared. Only a moment aud the
tottering mask was np. 'C-'Haiuly, if
Mrs. Reynolds should ask my help, I
would go,' Richel answered- 'I would
be glad to go,' sho added a moment
after, as if she were giving the mask a
final securing touch.
Aud so Rachel Moffutt fcuud herself
beating egs and stirring butter and
sngar in Mrs. Reynold's kitchen, listen
ing to the woman's garrulous chat.
Lady-cake it will be, I expect,' she said,
pausing in the midst of her culinary
operations to watch tbe whites of eggs
rihiug in a foam under Rachel Moffatt's
dexterous manipulations. 'And I expect
she's a very fine lady we're a-making it
for; but it's a matter that I wouldn't
like to go no farther than betwc J us
two, that I'd 'a been satisfied if George
had picked out a wife nearer home; I'm
snre I shouldn't 'a said a word if she
who is making tbe cake and she who
would eat the cake bad been tbe same
Rachel's mask shook a little, but sbe
was a brave girl. 'Oh, I'm sure George's
wifo will be a nice lady, and I dare say
we will all like her very much,' sbe
Richel Moffatt's words were fully
voiiflod. George Reynold's wife proved
to be a very nice lady a little delicate
creature, all pink and white, whom it
was impossible not to like, because she
was thoroughly amiable and lovely.
'Who is that lady in white, with the
pink flowers in her hairf asked the
bride of the bridegroom the evening of
their rcoeptlon, as JUahel Moffatt en.
Uced the room eomewbek let. She
looks very lovely, but I shouldn't think
she would like to wear flowers of the
J udas-tree. Don't you know?' sbe asked,
nnsweriug tho inquiring look of ber
husband, Mnt is the name ef tbe tree
that bears those pick flowers. I am a
great botanist; don't yen know that my
The darling colored, seeing Uiohel
Moffatt and the pink flowerp, aud re
membering certain words uttered be
neath tho shadows of tbe pink branches.
Rachel Mcffat was a study to another
man at Georgo Reynolds' reception.
Walter Gibbs' eyes followed her
wherever sac moved, and ho went home
thinking of the mystery of womanhood
as it revealed itself in R ichel Moffutt
and pink flowers.
The Judas treo had never blossomed
once when George Reynolds and his
wife came to Medbury to live.
'George don't get on so well as I eonld
expect," Squire Reynolds said; and Mrs.
Reynolds hint. 1 to half a dozen neigh
bors, hoping it would go no' further than
between herself and the one with whom
she talked, that Gaorge's wife wa9 a
well meaniug, good hearted little crea
ture, but blees ber heart! the didn't
know the first thing about housekeep
ing, and she hadn't any knack at mak
ing tbe most of her me,ns.
Georgo Reynolds' wifo sent for Rachel
Moffatt one day. 'I would have come
down myself, she apologized, but really
I was not able;' and Rachel, looking
into her face, saw that the pink had all
faded out, leaving only the whiteness of
tbe previous year. 'You see, dear,' sbe
went ou with a winning frankness, 'I
wasn't brought up to anything useful,
and the housekeeping dou't go right,
and George and I l ave moved out,
think'jig we could manage better, and it
would be better for tbe baby. I remem
ber what beautiful lady-cake you made
for our reception and tbe praises that
were in every body's mouth about your
cooking. And now, my dour Miss Mof
fatt, would you mind showing me a lit -tie,
and see if I can't learu to manage
better aud make George's home more
comfortable? I thought I would rather
ask a young person like you than
George's mother even.'
And so Rachel Muff itt found herself
in George Reynolds' ki'chei', instructing
the child-wife in tho mystery of cooking
and trying to impart to her some of her
'rare knock,' a the people called it.
One dny, as sho came out of tho little
gate and took her way toward ber owu
home, a gentleman passed her on horse
back. Looking up, sbe saw a man with
a full beard and good figure; a stranger
sbe thought him, until he wheeled about
and exclaimed, 'You're uot runuing from
your shadow again, uro yon, Mins
R ichel? And the stranger was no other
tbau Walter Gibbs.
Rachel laughed this timo without
effort. 'They were harmless things, as
you said,' she replied; and then she in
quired kindly after his health aud Stay
'I presume strangers occupy tho cot
tage yonder?' Walter G bbs remarked,
pointing to the cottage Rachel bad just
'George Reynolds lives there, Rachel
answered. 'I have been up to assist
Kate Mrs. Reynolds in canning fruit.'
Rachel Moffatt's face did mil color or
a feature change. Either her musk was
perfectly worn, or that look bud ceased
to be a mask.
Walter (iibbs. during bis stay in Med
bury, fell into his old habit of walking
in Rachel Moffatt's shadow. Looking
into her face as on that evening a year
before, he missed the resignation it had
worn then, fur it was real pleasure.
Oue day be sought ber with a strange
nervousness and abstraction in his man ner.
Rachel was very grave, too, and
Walter Gibbs raw that sho bad been
weeping. lie looked into hor face with
the tender solicitude that only men who
love and women who have been loved
kuow, and Rachel explained hastily.
Did bo not knowf llad he not heariif
Georgo Reynolds' wife died suddenly
that morning with heart disease.
Wulter Gibbs went homo with the
I nervous abstraction all gone from his
manner, and a hard endurance in its
stead. George Reynolds was free now,
frte to win Rachel Moffatt if be could,
and she who loved him once wan free to
accept him. 'I couldn't be satisfied
with a ilonbtful love,' he said; I will
Ho waited until the Judas trees were
in blossom again, and thcu be went to
'It's waiting on Richel Moffatt,
George Reynolds is,' oue of the Med -bury
gossips told him. 'And his wifo
not under tbe sod a year yet I They were
old schoolmates, and knew each other
from childhood, aud we used to think it
would make a match before ho ever
raarritd that little helpless city girl, aud
1 haven't any doubt in my mind but it
will make a match now. George K?y -nolds
is going to have a tea party next
week, and that will show which way the
wind is blowing.'
Walter Gibbs went to George Rey
nolds' tea drinking. He said to bis
mother he would not miss it for a fur
tune. Richel Moffutt was there, walking
now and then with George Reynolds,
and talking with him ever and anon; but
then it was Rachel's habit to be kind to
every one who came in her way. Late
in tbe evening Walter Oibbe missed her
from the parlor. Be looked around for
George Reyuoldn, but he, to", was gone.
'Tbo Medbury gossip wai right,' be
thought. 'This tea parly is showing
whicb way the wind is blowing.' He
walked to the window and looked out,
deswryirg Rjehel Moffatt's fluttering
fiarrcetit? down a wiudiug path. George
Reynolds was by her side, and the way
they took was towards tho south. Awny
off the north the Judas tree stretched
out its pink brnuches in the moonlight.
Tbo wind sets unfavorably,' Walter
Gibbs said, with a sigh.
Hlf an hour later, George Reynolds
pssaed Walter in the hall. His brow
was clouded and his lips worked nerv
ously. 'H j looks liko one em whom the
north wind has blown,' Walter Gibbs
thought, and went iu pursuit of Riehel
H ) found her standing iu tbe moon
light, ber long shadow reflecting from
her figure the branch of a Judas tree
she held iu her band. He approac'aed
her and stood wbero ber shadow foil.
'Richel,' he said, with all hU heart in
bis voice, 'I would like to walk in your
shadow henceforth, if you are going
Richel Mofiatt looked up with startled
eyes into tbo face above her; the pink
flowers with their fatal significance fell
from her hau.l, and the irregular out
lines of two confused tbadows, never
henceforth to bo parted, lay upon tbe
greensward. Iu tbe frosts of tho fol
lowing winter the Julas tree died, and
the place thereof knew it no more.
The Feminine Mouth.
A person who has made tbe feminine
mouth tbe subject of much study volun
teers his conclusions to mules with sweet
hearts. Tuey are as follows: If her
mouth is very small there is not much
mind, but overmuch shallow sentiment.
If she has a very large mouth sho will
possess a good brain, but the trouble is
iu kissing it. Largo mouths put a man
to nn artistic test; bo w;ll bo driven to
bis wits' end whether to begin at oue
corner and conclude on tbo other, or to
make a heroio dash at the middle and en
deavor to reach both corners. Rut if
yon are a kissing urtist it can be covered
nicely enough. If your sweetheart has
a coarsely-formed month she will bo
tensiul and full of strong, coarse points
of character, and will raise a row in tbe
family. If sbe has a delicately-formed
mouth, with rounded lips and of a vel
vefy color, she will have much sensibil
ity and perfection of character, but not
astonish by her brilliancy of conception
or execution. It is a good mouth be
cause it is kissublo and submissive.
Shun bule-lipped er thin-lipped, women;
they will bore you to death with litera
ture or womau'a rights, theorize while
you want your dinner, or spoil your tem
per by their red-hot scolding tongues.
Curious Case of Petiillcatiou.
Tho most extraordinary case of
sclerema, or petrifying of tho skin,
known in medical bistery was made tho
subject of a medical clinic in Cleveland.
The case was that of a child brought
here from New Thiladelpbia, and it is
becoming literally a petrified child.
Tho flesh is as cold and hard almost as
marble; and whilo tbo child, whieb is
nearly three years edd, cont'nucs to live
it cm only freely move its lips and eyes.
It has not'o of tho warmth and pliability
of human flosh, aud sleeps with its eyes
open, presenting a most ghastly spec
tacle. Until 6ix months ago it was in
perfect health. The disease is ono of
the connective tissues between the skin
aud flesh, whose origiu is unkuown, but
is 6nppoted to bo caused by perverted
nutrition. Tuis is tho thirty-fifth caso
discovered aud is an important one, iu
as much as no instance has heretofore
been known where tbe entire body was
A Slight Mistake.
A supremely happy aud green young
countryman, with an equally ardent acd
happy brido, came to tho city to spend
Christmas, aud upon seeing their names,
Mr. uud Mrs. , for the first timo in
writing on tbo register of tho hotel, got
c msiJerably flurried, aud when pointed
to tiie elevator, wulko I iu at raico, Won
dering what a small parlor it was for
such a big house. Tho yonug mau sud
denly remembered that ho hail fovgotteu
his carpet-bag, and rau back t ) tue elll 'e
for it, while tho elevator conduct ir
whirkod off tbo surprised brulo up six
flights of steps, and brought down
another lady whom tho busb.iud em
braced, supposing it to bo his restored
nife. Iu the meantime, tbo abducted
lady found her wits and tbe way down
stairs, Rnd arrived iu timo to witness the
rapturous embrace. Tbe tableau was
highly effective, and it took four clerks
aud seven black waiters, assisted by the
steward, to explain tho situation.
An editor iu Iowa has bee-u fined $250
for hugging a girl in meeting. Cnesp
enough,' says another of tbe fraternity
'we onoe hugged a g:rl in meetiug,
and it has oost us a thousaud dollars a
year ever since.
Yellow fever has broken out in several
places in Brazil. Up to the present
time the epidemic has appeared in a
Kild forto, but fear are entertained that
it may spread to Rio Janeiro,
Around the Worlddu 110 Days.
On the 9th of October a Paterson, X.
J., schoolboy mailed the following pos
tal card, whicb is self-explanatory:
7 P. M. Pateuson, Oct. 9, 79.
Deah Sin. It is desired to find the
shortest possible time from this city
around tbo world. Will the postmaster
of each place designated bore please
forward this with tho utmost despatch,
together with a request to the postmas
ter of the next following place to remail
and continue until it reaches Ban
Fraueii-co, wh-n the postmaster is re
quested to mail it to
'L. 1. Gauside,
'Paterson, New Jersey, U. S. A.
'(London. Paris. Marseilles, Suez,
A Un, IJjmbay. Calcutta, Hong K'jug,
lokohatna, Sau Francisco.)
Tlae card returned to the sender e-n
the 27th in t. , covered ail over with post
maiks. Those show that tho time ec-
cupied iu goiug from place to pkc3 wus
New York to Liverpool 10 days Oct. lit
Liverpool to Loudon 3 days Oct. 'II
Londou tn I'dri 1 day Oct '2.i
fane to Marseilles 1 day Oct. vi
Marseilles to Suez 7 diys Oct. 31
Suez to Aden 5 days rov. 0
Aden to Bombay 7d 'jv. I'l
Bombay to C.ilcntta 8 days N iv. 15
Hon. aiued m Calcutta ottioe 8 days Nov. IS
Calcutta to Hong Kong H (lays Dec. U
FTeng Koug tn Yokohama 2 days Jiu 8
Yi kiilmmatoSa-i Fraiicivo lei .lays Ju. lit
Hku Fiauvirco to New 1 jrk oujh Jan. 27
Arriviug at l'mori-ou ou Jau. '11
Total time occupied 110 days
Three days were lost iu waiting in the
Calcutta office, an 1 about eighteen days
were wasted iu delay from Hong
K'jng to Yokohama. Without these de
lays the time would have been eighty
nine days, still nine days in excess of
JuleB Verne's imaginary trip of eighty
days, couutiug, as he did, the gain of a
day iu beating the sun.
Reaconsfleld aud His .
A Boston mau aud his duugbter were
sitting on the front piazza, when the
father requested his daughter to rea l
him tho evening paper.
'What shall I read about? queried
the llostou girl, ks she opened the
Read tbe Lr. rope an news, responded
Tho lljston gill began: 'It is rumored
that Ueacousfleld will not accept the
decoration of tho' and theu sbe blushed
a deep red, and stopped.
'Proceed,' said tho father, aftr a
'I cannot,' returned tho Boston girl,
blushing still deeper.
'Why nol'r'qneried tbo father, in some
'Uecause I do not like to,' replied the
Boston girl, painfully,
'Nonsense,' exclaimed the father,
sternly, 'read the item, I te-11 you.'
The Boston girl caught up the paper
in desperation, glared at it iu a stony
manner, attempted to speak, and fainted
When she had been restored and the
excitement had subsided, the father took
the paper out behind tho hoitKe, tun. oil
to tho dreadful item, and read:
'It is rumored that Beucousfield will
not accept the decjraliou of tbe garter.'
A Court-hip in I'ail.
During my Btay, a young doctor and
his bride uot a distaut neighbor, came
to rot urn a visit. He lelute-d his story.
Two mouths ago ho was called iu to visit
a lady, and perfoimo.l uu operation that
saved her life; oa tho occasion of ono of
his subsequent visits, a young lady ro -
quested him to wait u few miunteBiu the
drawing room till ber mamma was pro
pared to receive him. They looktd; no
sooner looked but they loved; no sooner
loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed
but they asked one another the reason
He asked ber would sho like to be inar-
rie l? 'Yes.' Would she object to a poor,
hard-working cemntry doctor? 'No.'
Would sho accept him? 'Yes.' After this
t ew, vidi, vici, he saw his patient; au
uouucod as his first business that be was
goioR to marry her daughter. The
mother, momentarily stunned, c iusent
ed, aud the shock nearly enabled her tj
take up her bed and walk. I may add
that a uioio accomplished Parisieuuo 1
have never encountered. She has all
tho gayety of tho French, without a
particle of frivolity, united to Anglo
SnXou common sense.
Oxygen ami llrdropohlria.
Oxygen as a diro for hydrophobia is
stated to have proved successful, by tho
Lyons Mctticjfa. Tho cn-.e is reported
by Drs. H'btuidt and Zcbodcn, from
Russia. The first, symptom i f rabies
appeared si veutei n dnjs alter the in
jury. The pa'ieut w.i- ma le to inhale
three cu io f-'tt of oxyp-n, and two
hours afterwards li" was in a perfevl
state of culiii. T.vo ihr.s a(:erards tbe
symptoms of r.i'i?H reappeared, aud
another inhalation 'f oxygen was ad
ministered with the slice. s This time
the iuhalatiou was continued for forty-
five minutes. A slight dyspuou, which
persisted after the disappearance of tbe
graver symptoms, was treated for three
weeks by tho mmobromi.le of camphor.
Gevenor Davis, of Maine, is still com
paratively young only thirty-seven.
Asa boy be work id ou a farm, and went
through the pnblio schools. As a
soldier in the nrmv he filled rip the
intervale of fighting with utn-Jylng Latin
tid reciting to an otBovr.
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST.
Tbe Cninese are going from San
Francisco faster than they are arriving
A Prussian grave-digger has been
arrested for roasting bodies and sellinp
You seldom find a very fat man con
victed of crime, aud never heard of a fat
mau being bung.
Four hundred bandits, having expelled
tho Brazilian authorities from Januaria,
in tho Province of Minas Geraes, sacked
the town and burned twenty-twc houses.
Several leading citizens of St. Louie
have taken steps to organize, a company
to develop silver mines in Montgomery
c juuty, Arkansas, which are pronounced
by m;uiug experts to bo valuable.
Tbo offer of tbe Morgau line or
steamers to carry the mail from New
Orlouns to Havana, via Cedar Keys and
Key West, has been accepted by the
Full many a rose is born to blusn un
seen, ana waste lis iragrance ou mo
desert air; full many a nip is taken be
hind the screen, and cloves and ooffee,
oo, are eaten there.
Isaac Sevan, a veteran soldier of 1812,
resident of Baltimore, was found dead
iu bis bed. Daring the war of 1812 he
was ia tho navy, and had a fall from
which ho never fully recovered.
A dibpatch from Silver Cliff, Colorado,
says the Silver Cliff Milling aud Mining
Cjmpnay shipped half a dozen silver
bricks, the result of the first clean up
since starting the stamp mill, which is
.leemed a great success.
Miss Harriet Hosmer is said to be still
resolved to discover perpetual motion,
und has taken workshops near Westmin
ster, Eagland, to pursue her efforts.
She expects to be successful by midsum
mer. Congressman Frank Hurd, of Ohio, is
about forty years old and is a very rich
man. He is the best constitutional
awyer of his age in the country. Be
sides, he is good looking and a devout
A singular case, in whioh a bank
bookkeeper stole in a little more than
six months upward of 834,000, which
was expended, with the aid of an out
sider, iu the business of playing policy
and buying lottery tickets.
It is announced from Louisville that
Dr. Staudeford is to resign the presi
dency of tbe Louisville nud Nashville
roilroad, and that Albert i ink is again
so assume that position. Mr, Fink is
tbo originator of the pooling system of
tbo trunk lines.
A youug mau in Hartford, who in
curred ihe displeasure of his kinspeoplo
und acquaintances by marrying a Ger
man servant girl, now holds bis head
very high when he meets any of these
critics. His wife has fallen heir to an
estate in the fatherland worth $600,000.
Now look out for a servent girl boom.
A padrone named Antonia Giovanna
Aueoro, on Ituliuu, has been convicted
uud sent to the Albany penitential, for
inveigling sevnn boys from ltuly and
using them for begging and music play
ing. Tuis is the first conviction under
tho padrone law recently enacted iu
The Little Miami and Louisville Short
Line rudroud companies will unite in
building a monster new passenger depot
ut the southeast corner of Pearl aud
Butler streets, Ciucinniti. The location
is several squares nearer the centre of
tbe city than tho present depot
The boy who was bolieveJ to have
been murdered by his father, Eldei
Buck, tbe New Hampshire, Iowa, Ad
ventist, is aiive in uu aujoiniug county,
whither he tied after the beating his
father gave bim, to avoid a repetition of
Speaker Randall is not wealthy, aa
some people suppose. He lives iu a
suiuller house than almost any man in
Wushlugtou who bus beeu there as long
as the speaker, a house about half the
size of Blaine's, for instance, who came
to Congress no richer than Randall, aa
lur as appearances went, and has been
iu Cougrtts about as long.
During the outward passage of the
steamship Saratoga from New York,
Cans. Byorly, oue of tbe cabin passen
gers, commuted suicide by jumping
overboard, it appears be fell into tbe
mouth of an enormous shark aud waa
devoured. No trace of tho body oonld
be found, exoept some blood in the
'Olivia' writes that Senator Booth ia
such a hardened bachelor that 'a sigh,
drawn fresh aud pure from the deepest
au i most capacious female bosom, and
applied to the right place will have no
more effect than a Holmau liver-pad
administered for lockjaw, while a glanoe
from the most brilliant eye falls like a
sunbeam on an alligator's back.'
A small pox patient had a narrow
escape from being buried alive Ontario,
Canada. Tbo grave diggers throw on
the lid of tbe coffin, three sbovelsful of
saud, which aroused the supposed dead
mau aud caused him to kick lustily.
Tue c.ifllu was hastily drawn out, the lid
was immediately unscrewed. Tbe sup
posed corpse sat up aud exclaimed, 'My
God I have I had such a narrow escape?'
Ho was at once lifted out of tbe coffin,
an overcoat was thrown over hie shoul
ders, and was then removed to the
hospital. Be It doing well,