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21 dhatlam Juro.;!
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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FAYETTE VI LLE, N. O.
" The child if mine," said the daylight,
"For she is most like me;
So get thee hence, thou gray night,
We've naught to do with thee'
Her eyes are blue as my skies ;
Her looks are like tbe sun ;
She shall but sleep 'neath thy skies,
When my glad hour are done."
" Not so," then spake the night-time.
" She's lair as is my moon ;
And her voice is like the love-rbym
My own bird sings in Juno;
Her eyes are like the star-gems
Set iar above the sun;
And her breath is sweet as the blossoms
That open when thou art gone."
"Choose thou me," said tho daylight,
" For all the world is mine;
The birds sing in my gny light,
Like gold tho waters shino;
And mine are all the best flowers
That over the wholo earth grow.
And mine are all the blytbo hours
Wherein men conic and go,"
"Nay, be thou mine," snid the night-time,
"For I, too, can give thee gold;
Palor indeed is my bright timo,
Fainter, and somewhat cold;
But the lover lovo's my fay-light;
With me the poet's sine best:
While the toiling children of daylight
Can use me but lor rest."
Then ahe answered, " Whilo flowers sunlit
While the birds and the humming bee,
And the eyes ol my playmates fun-lit,
Are joys enough lor mo
While burdens are light lor bcuring,
While sorrow is loth to stuy
So long, beyond all comparing,
I will love thee best, oh, day!
" But when I shall find a gladnoss
To all but mysoll unknown;
And when there shall cornea sadness
I needs must endure alone;
When griel is too great lor weeping
When bliss cannot bear tho light
"Tis then, while the rest are sleeping,
That I'll watch with thee, oh, night."
A PLESANT LOVE.
'I have got Borne news for you, Mag
gie,' he 6aid, one day. about eighteen
months after ho hud gained his cotntuiti
Hion. 'Guess what it is?"
They were walking along the grteu
lanes of Perlock, listening to the cease
less mnrmnr of tho si a, as nt intervals
l hey had walked and listened ever since
they conld remember; nt any rnte, she
was six years younger than her former
'Ton are going to be promoted,' she
Promoted, you littlo goosel No one
ever gets promoted iu tho British army.
'Yon are going to marry sn heiress.'
There was a lump in her throat as she
'Wrong again. No estimable young
person with grocn eyes, a turn-up nose,
susceptible licr.rt und fifty thousand a
year has turned up yet. But its some
thing nearly as good. I'm ordered to
'Oh, Alicl' she gasped, and burst into
tears. It was very foolish of her, but
then she was only sixteou, and had not
yet acquired tho praiseworthy art of
concealing her feelings.
'Why, whatever are you crying for?'
he asked, and kissed asvay her tears.
Ile'd kissed her ever since she was live,
and thought no more of it than if she
had been his sister, or th cat, excepting
perhaps that it was nicer which it was
no doubt. 'I shall only be away five
years at most, and when I come back
I'll bring you a pigtail, and an ivory
toothpick, and a whole lot of things,
'Yen,' she snid, listening attentively.
'But then you'll be a young woman
I forgot and 'out,' and all that sort of
thing, and won't condescend to speak to
a 'poor lieutenant;' yon will have all (he
squires and fox-hunters abont the placo
at your feet.'
'Oh no, indeed, I shall not Alic, she
'But I tell yon yon will. I believe
yon are a born little flirt, and I shall
come back and find'
But she burst into tears again, and
put up her pretty littlo hand as if to
stop his teaiing, which sho conld not
bear just then. It seemed so cruel of
him to laugh and joko when he was
going away for five years, lie did not
seem to cars a bit, and sho could have
broken her heart on the spot, and would
have gladly done so, and thrown the
pieces away so as never to be bothered
with it again. Then, seeing her mourn
ful blue eyes, he was merciful.
'I believe I shall como back and find
yon just as groat a little darling as yon
are now, and if we've got any money
we'll get married and live happy ever
after, and if we haven't we'll get married
and starve ever after -unless, of course,
the heiress turns up.'
'Oh, I hope she won't!' said Maggie,
I ko a truthful little idiot. 'Khali you
ever write to me, Alio, dear?'
'Yes, of course I shall, and I shall
expect yon to write back six pages
crossed, and all that sort of thing, yon
Maggie was twenty years old when
her father died, and the creditors did
pounce down, and she and her mother
soM cut. Mrs. Dtinlop wos offerod a
home in London by a sister who was
well off and bad-tempered, and it was
JIaggio went as governess into the
family of a Mrs. Marshall, of Woolwich
Mrs. Marshall's daughter by her first
husband was really mistress of the estab
lishmcnt, for Maria Patterson had n
strong will, and she was an heiress. 'A
very nasty heiress, too,' poor Maggie
thought, and sho was right, for Maria
was skinny, and thought herself sarcas
tic, and always said nasty things to pco
plo who did not dure to say them back
One evening when Maggio had been
about a year at Woolwich, and sho v.-at,
silting alone in her school-room as usual,
for her pupils had jti9t said good-night,
and been delivered to the tender mercies
of their nurse, Miss Patterson wulked in
very much dressed, and rather flushed
'Miss Duulop,' she said, 're shall
have a few friends this evening, and I
know ouo or two of them like on im
promptu dance; will yon be ready to
como into tho drawing-room nnd play if
wo should want you?'
In tho evening sho put on her shabby
black gown and stuok a spray of white
tlowerH in her golden hair, and waited
patiently for tho summons. When it
came, with a roll of music under her
arm. a flush ou her innocent, frightened
face, and a sacred, almost hunted ex
pressiou in her eyes, sho descended and
timidly openod tho drawing-room door,
nud there stood still for a moment,
staring in astoniKhuiPut. There sat the
heiross, with an eager, pleased expres
sion on her fa ie, and leaning over her,
talking and laughing, and more hand
Homo than ever, and, sunburnt and
soldierly-looking, was Alio Granger.
The color rushed to Maggie's face, as if
to say a hurried good-hye, and then left
it altogether. Sho recovered self pos
session, however, and walked with what
sho flattered herself was great dignity
towards the piano. Sho felt rather than
saw him rnise his head and look at her,
and tho next moment she saw him by
Maggie my dear Mnggiul Why,
fauey you beiug here; whero did you
come from? I have beon trying to find
you out for months.'
I thought you' aud then she did not
know how to go on, so added, almost
pitionsly, 'I am the governess here."
Are you? Oh, I see, then, that is the
reason 1 have not seen you before, I
Do yon really know Miss Duulop?'
the heiress asked, coming up and speak
ing in her coolest manner.
Maggie wished sincerely f-ho conld
sink into her sh-os and burv herself.
'Why of course I do; we have been
plaj fellows tver sinco we weto born
haven't we, Muggit?'
ud Maggie, feeling she was backed
up, nuswered bravely :
'Oh, indeed, how interesting!' then
turning to Maggie: 'Will you be so good
as to begin a wal'z, Miss Dunlop? This
was to be our dance, I think,' to Alio,
and sho sailed off with him triumphantly.
He came to her directly after the
dance was over.
I went down to Perlock to try and
tiud out where you had gone to,' he said,
'but nobody know.'
'It didn't matter,' she said, huskily,
letting her fingers wander vaguely over
tho keys to make believe she wasn't very
much interested in what ho said.
'Yes it did it mattered a groat deal.
Why, I've got a box full of curiosities
for yon -clubs to fight with, and a little
heathen god or two, and a statnte of
Buddha nud all sorts of things, I told
yon I should bring you thtin home. Do
yon live hero I mean iu this house?'
lie said those last worJs under his
breath, for the heiress oamo up, nnd the
noxt miunto ho was carried eff to dance
wilh Mrs. Somebody at the other cud of
the room, but not before Maggie had
nodded a reply to him. Soon after this
Miss Patterson c.tmo up to tho piano,
and sayinir she wished to play herself,
and that Maggie looked tired, dismissed
her without being able to get even
auother look at Alic.
Tho next morning, to Maggie's very
great surprint), Miss Patterson came into
the school-room boforo the children had
Miss Duuiop,' sho said stiffly, 'I
should like to know where you suy you
met Mr. Granger.'
At Perlock. His undo lived next
door to my mother. lie is a very old
'Thank you. I merely wished to in
quire, because, of course, you must be
aware that it is not usual for any one iu
yonr position to tnako herself remark
able by haviug long confidence talks
with any gentleman who may visit the
'I don't know what yon mean, Miss
riitterson!' M iggio said indignantly.
But Miss Patterson had swept out of
tho room without deigning to reply.
Then Maggie went into her own little
room, the one place she had in the world
entirely to herself, and cried till her eyes
were re.l and her head ached.
Tho lessons did not progress that
morriug. Maggie was thinking of Alic,
who was no doubt strolling about the
common listening tc the band and
making love to tho heiress. The chil
dren were more than usually stupid,
too, and all the world seemed upside
dowi, and all its waya turned crooked.
Suddenly, at about 12 o'clock, just when
Maggio was in the middle of expound
ing as lieht she could tho eccentricities
of tho French grammar, there was a
knock at tho school room door.
'Come in,' she said.
Tho door opened, and there stood be
fore her nstonished eyes tho form of
Alio Granger, and behind him was a
man evidently his servant with a
box ou his shoulders.
'All right Tom, put it down; that's
right; now bo oft. There I'vo brought
the curiosities round, Maggie; I thought
you'd like to see them.
Ohl What will Mrs. Marshall nnd
Miss Patterson say?' said Magge, in
'Nothing to you for tho next half
hour or so, for I have just seen thorn
safely on their way to Woolwich, and
thought I should just get a quiet chat
with you. My dears,' ho said, turning
to Maggie's wido-eyed, open-mouthed,
pupils, 'I'm quito sure yon'd like to be
let off your lessons, so I'll let you off
for an hour; run along, my littlo do:irs;'
and ho opened tho door for them, and
shut it after them.
'Oh, Alio!' she said, infear and tremb
Oh, Maggie!' ho answered, mimick
'What do yon mean by going away
from Terlock, and not leaviug any ad
'I couldn't help it, and you never
wrote,' she ausweaud helplessly.
Nj, I never write letters: don't know
how to ppell well enough. But I have
been hunting for you all over the place,
and never dreamed of finding joi here.
Now we'll unpack tho box.
'But Alio, they'll nover forgive me.'
'Never mind, it doesn't matter, be-
eanse if yon aro good I'll take yon nway
next week. Besides, they'll forgive me
nnythiug. I saved the Colonel's life
when he was in Hong Kong at least so
he says. Thero now what do you think
of theso for fighting with? Got em at
Java on purpose for you,' aud ho held
ap a pair of heathenish-looking club
and branished theni over her head, and
then proceoJod to pull out the rest of
tho contents of the box and to decorate
the school room with them.
Tliere's Mr. Buddha, and there's
why, what's the matter, Maggie?'
Nothing, only you will got mo into
dreadful trouble you will indeed: Miss
Patterson came iu this morning and
soolded me for talking to you lastnight.'
Never mind, she's only jealous,' he
Now toll mo how soon you can leave
'What for?' she asked iuuoceutly.
'Why you haven't forgotten that we
agreed to get married when 1 carno baok,
hnvoyou littlo coquette?' and he puts
his arm around her waist just as of old,
aud was not reproved. It was so very
comfortable, she thought.
No but you are engaged, are you not?'
'Yes, of course I am to you.'
Oh! but Alio
Oh, but Maggie' and then he
stooped and kissed her, nnd nothing
more could be said, for the door opened,
aud there stood tho Colonel, and there
stood Maria Patterson.
Of course there was no rejoicing on
tbopartof Maria, but notwithstanding
Alio and Maggie were married within a
Colorado Mining Interests,
la and about Lsadville, Colorado,
mining is the only thing that is thought
or talked nbout. Even tho children re
sort to miuiatnre mining operations in
their play. Tho latest rich strike on tbe
Lead Chief track was made by two little
boys, who pnt np a small windlass, hung
a bucket on it, and with their small
picks and Bhovels began operations iu
earnest upon the stubborn soil. They
worked faithfully and progressed well,
and soon were rewarded. At the depth
of iour feet they struck a large, blind
lead, the ore from which is richer than
anything yet fonnd on tho claim, al
though the voiu upon which the ownors
are working is a splendid one. Tho new
strike is a well-defined fissure, running
larallel with the first and about fifty
feet distant from it. Tho now mine hns
been called the Little Chief, and the
owners of the Lend Chief having loused
it, they are taking ore from it yielding
800 ounces of silver to the ton.
A Mirage Phenomenon.
Tho Morris, Minn., Tribuna says: 'A
mirage, a phenomenon o immon iu this
locility during certain seasons of the
year, was unusually distinct lastSunday
morning, especially to the east. The
timber aud olearings in tho Holmes City
nnd Alexandria woods, distant somo forty
miles, was very plainly seen from this
point, and the smoke from the houses iu
Alexandria could also be seen for a short
time. The condition of tho atmosphere
was snch that there was a double reflec
tion, the first inverted aud the second
erect. This, we believe, is caused by
the reflection and refraction on the den
ser medium of air. To the west the
coteaus or bluffs aloog the Dakota liu
were quite distinct, and looked to be
only ton instead of fifty miles distant.'
L;fe is but an empty dream to the
young man who makes himself aick at
the stomach with loo much enjoyment.
Accusing His Motliei Keninrkable
In a New York court recently Mrs,
Sophia Lyons, a sUlihhly-attircd wo
man, asked to have her son, a ragged
boy, sent to tho House of Ilfifutjo.
Whilo tho worn u was speaking the
boy changed co'or, and toirs ran down
hiB cheeks. Whon tlio Justica asked
him what he had to say, the boy inquir
ed, 'May I Nil you the wholo truth?' and,
on being told that he would be heard,
said: 'That woman is tho wife of Edward
Lyons, the burglar. Ask tho detectives
who ht is ami who sho is.' Tlio boy
spoko iutell'goutly and iu a cloir voice.
'She horsalf,' ho e'jntinno.l, 'ia a thief
who has doue time '
Tho woman, pulo with a'lgor, spraug
toward him nnd strnok him a hard blow
inthofaco. Twj policsmm interfered,
and the Justice ordered the woman re
move.!. When tho boy had boeu told to goon,
he said that ten years n;jo his father aud
mother lived iu a line house at Madison
avenue an.l 110th sroe:, Now Y'trkj ono
night tliaro w,n grout confusion in the
house, an 1 polieanv.ui cam s iu nu l ar
rested his father aud mother nud some
men. Tuoy ware taken to court and the
boy was sout to R tu toll's Island. 'One
day, the bjy coutiuuud, 'I was saut for
aud was take-u to Detroit, where I met
this woman, who said that my name
thero was Ribiuson. In tuo house
wero lots of jewelry aud silks and luces
uud clocks. My father, I learned, wuh
then in prison. Mtuy men cume to see
my mother, and I often heard them talk
He went on to tell of his b id treat
ment aud how lie llually wont to New
York und sold flowers aud sang iu
saloons for a livelihood.
'I met my mother iu Ninth avenue
yesterday,' ho continued, 'for tho fk.-it
time in mauy mouths. She tol.l me to
cume homo with her, and she would buy
me a uuw suit of clothes. I weut with
her to i; li'mso whero there was a strange
man. I told last night all I hud done.
To-day sho toll mo that she was going
Justice Murray, having patiently lis
tened to the boy, recalled tho mother.
Tho woman's manner was changed. Iu
whispered wjrds she acknowledged to
Justice Murray that she was known as a
thief, the wif) of a burglar. Ne.l Lyouf,
sho admitted, once under a twenty
years' sontenco, mantgod to escape from
the State prisou. She was at that time
a prisoner, and hor huslmul, a few
months after his oxa escape, returned
and assisted her iu escaping. Then they
went to C.tnadn, and ho opono.l a bro
ker's ofliijc?. When re-arrestod ho had
$23,000 in bonds upon him.
Tho woman completely broko down
when she confessed that her owu mother
was a thief, and that sho hersoif, twenty
four years ago, whon a child of six years,
was arraigned iu E-nexMirket Police
Court, ao3tised of picking pockets. Sho
told how Justice Oiborao tojk her on
hisknoo aul quostioaed her. Justice
Murray told her to go home and ho
would see what ho ojuld do for the boy.
After court tho justice sent for the
boy aud again questioned him. The
justice then a-ikeJ tho boy to sing for
him, aud ho s:tug iu Luiu tho 'Ave
Marie.' Alderman Shells offorod tofiud
himagjj l homo. Juuicj Marruy, hiw-
ever, will o. infer with Father MeCllynu,
of St. Stophen's Catholic Cuurch, and
endeavor to get tho boy a homo where
he will be under Father MjGIynu's
A Learned Cat and a Wise lien,
Mrs. Augustus W. Brooks, of Eist
Eliot, Me., has (or did have about a
year ago) a cat thirteen years old, which
he brought from Bjitou, ami for which
she has been vainly offered $.10. This
loarued pussy will st.md up at tho word
of oommand, bow slowly or quickly as
directed, walk arouu.l tho room on her
hind legs only, dauco, turn somersaults,
go throngh the motions of holding a
jewsharp to hor mouth with ouo paw
and playiug ou it with tho other, mew
whou ordered to spe:ik, kiss her paw to
visitors, hold a s.mcer of mtlk ou her
fore legs and lap tha mili, aud st uul ou
her hind feet aud with her fore paws
csteh bits of bread or meat thrown to
her, like a base-ball player, ner kitten,
a year old, will turn somersaults. The
samo lady has a hen which always wipes
her feet ou the mat on entering the
house, and if aske 1, 'How do you get
your living, biddy ?' will scratch on the
A tor, look to tee if ahe bus scratched
outauything.snd then look at the ques
tioner to see if tho answer U correct;
this hen despises the wooden, chalk and
porcelain cheats, which some people
palm ofT ou hens for nest eggs, tumb
ling them out of her nest as often as
they are put iu. A roster will also
scratch tho floor when usked how ho
gets his living, but ran ut bo niado to
wipe his feet,
A life insuranoe policy is of no nse to
a man who does not intend to die before
the company fails. It is som thing like
a glory wlrch comes to a mitiUry
corpse ou tho field of battle.
Tho life of a washerwoman is not one
of unbroken happiness because her
lines do not always fall in unpleasant
Ladies as Mock Speculators.
A privato stock exchange exclusively
for tho use of ladies has been opened in
New York. Circulars were sent out ad
dressed to prominent ladies, many of
them tho wives of gentlemen wLofc
names are familiar iu finance and in the
professions, ajd sot forth that the ex
change was 'under the immediato man
agement of a lady of standing, who hut;
had a lor g nud successful experience i
stock speculations,' and did business in
Wall street 'through a widely-known
house of bankers and brokers of large
capital aud unquestionable solidity.'
'Many a woman,' said a gentleman,
speaking of the document, 'may bo led
to pledge her diamonds or to coni
pn.niiflo her settlerjcnts or her biu
bund 's financial standing, wilh tho vague
promise of u fortune thus held out b
her.' Mrs. Favor ntatf:s that she merely
issued a business circular, not differing
matorially from those usually issued by
snch establishments to parties likely tn
become their patrons. Tho Exchange,
she said, was opened a few weeks tigoat
the urgent solicitation of ladies of large
and independent menus, who Lad spec
ulated iu Wall street for years, and ha
f ten met with losses because their
facilities for information were not equal
to those of men. She, Mrs, Favor, whi-
siiiply the salaried manager of the con.
eern, aud had no share in its profits or
responsibility for its expenditures.
Lubos of the highest standing married
and uumarried some with fortunes iu
their owu right, and otLcrs tho wives of
prominent lawyers, doctors nnd even
bankers dropped iu during busiuess
hours, and gave orders to buy or sel!
according to the st tto of the market.
Andrew Jackson's Affection.
Tiie deep affection felt by President
Andrew Jackson for his wife iH illustra
ted by nn iue'uleiit related by tho late
Nicholas P. Trist, who was for some
time his private secretary. 'One even
ing.' writes Mr. Trist, 'after I had p.ut
ed w'th him for tho uight, levolviut!
over tho directions he had given about
some h tters I was to prepare, one point
occurred o:i which I was not perfectly
sitisfii.d us to what those directions had
been. As the letters were to be sent (ft
ourly next morning, I returned to his
chamber dour, niui lapping gently, in
order not to awake him if he had got to
sleep, my tap was nuswered by 'Gjme
He was nn Iressed, but nut yet in
bed, ns I had supposed ho must be In
that time. Ho was fitting at the littli
table, with his wife's miniature a ver
largo one, then for the first timo seei:
by me before him, propped up against
some books, aud between him and the
picture lay an open bonk, which bore
the marks of long use. This book, as 1
afterwards loarLod, was her prayer-book.
The miniature Le nlwnvs wore next his
heart, suspended round his neck by a
strong black cord, lho last thing he
did every night before lyiug down to
rest was to read iu that book with that
picture under his eyes.'
Dr. Holmes on the Tress.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes reads th?
newspapers religiously. He said yonr
ag) : 'We must have something to eat
and papers to read. Everything else
we can give up. If we are rich, wo can
lay down in our carriages, stay away
from Newp rt or S.irat jg i, aul adjourn
the trip to Europe niui: die. If wo live
iu a small way, there aro at least new
dres'es and bonnets nnd everyday luxu
ries that wo cau dispense with. Only
bread and tho newspaper we miu-t have,
whatever else we do without. The time
may come wheu even the cheap public
print shall be a burden our means can
not support, aul wo eiu only listen iu
the square, tuitwm onco tho market
place, to tho voices of those who pro
claim defeat or victory ( this was written
during the war ) Tuou there will be
only our daily food left. When we have
nothing to road aud nothing to eat, it
will be a favorable moment to offer a
compromise. At the present wo have
all that uatnio absolutely demands we
can live on bread and the newspaper.'
Outdone Hy a Boy.
A lud iu Boston, rather small for his
yeurH, works as an errand boy fr four
gentlemen who i?o business there. One
day the gentlemen wtre ehiiffiug him a
little nbout being so small, aud said to
'Y u never will amount to much; you
never can do much busiuess, jou are
The little follow looked at them.
'Well,' said he, "as s mall in I nm, I
can do something which none of you
four men ciu do.'
'All, what is Unit?' Biid they.
'I don't kuow as I ought to toll you,'
But U.ey were m xions lo know, and
urged him to tell what he could do
thnt none of them were able to do.
'I can keep from swearing!' snid the
There was some blualios on four manly
faces, and there seemed to bo very little
auxiety for further information on the
Chicaijo has a harrowing divorca case
'Plows vs. Plows.' Opinions are
divided, share and share, alike.
1TK.WS OF GENERAL IMERES
A royal order has been issued fixing
the legal rate of interest in Cuba at
eight per cent.
The commissioners to ereot a court
house for Grant oonnty, Ind., report
thnt seven out of fifteen bidders for the
contract offered bribes.
Tho Arkansas Manufacturing Com
pany will erect immediately a cotton
seed oil, cotton compress and cotton fac
tory and a railroad car factory, at Little
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and
Ireland, and Empress of India, gives
500 to tho relief of her starving sub
jects, and ono American citizen gives
Judge Key soys the pontofflce depart
ment tins not adopted tho double postal
card because tho devfee is patented,
which can not be used except by pur
chase, which the law prohibits.
Of the 5,000 flour mills In this
country, 10,400 nre located in the states
of Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minne
sota, which nre capable of turning out
i'2,000,000 barrels of flour per year.
A bar of gold weighing 2'!5 ounoes,
valued at nbout Si,600, was brought to
Halifax, N. S., recently from Monta
gue, it is tbe result ol three weeKa
work of fenrteeu men.
The mo.-tt exteusivo bee farm in the
world is probably near Boston, Canada.
It covers four acres, aud last year the
owner secured 7o,000 pounds of honey
from his l!) 000.000 little workers,
Brit sh steel manufacturers aro wait
ing anxiously for tho passage of the
Cove:t bill, reducing the taaiff on steel
rails from 828 to 810 per ton, so as to
ruise their prioe lists proportionally.
They will do that every time our tariffs
Au Act to prevent and punish the in
termarrying of rucjs, passed the South
Carolina Lfginluture, provides that any
person so offending shall be subject to
a fine of not loss than 500, or imprison
ment for not less thau one year, or both,
at the discretion of the court.
A bill was introduced in Kentucky
legislature, exempting from taxation for
the term of ten years so much of the
capital of every manufactory, either in
dividual, firm or corporation within the
State, as was on the 10th day of Janua
ry, 18S1, invested in material, tools nd
Tho New York Legislature is asked
for the establishment of a Bnreau of
Ltbor Statistics by the State, the aboli
tion of the convict contract labor system,
the enforcement of the eiyht-hour law,
tho suppression of tho tenement-house
cigar making, aud tho passage of an im -
proved mechanics' lien law.
Tue lines of the new French Cable
Company, connecting the United States
with France, extend from Brest, France,
to St. Pierre, Cape Brenton, Newfound
laud, and thence to Nunsett Light, Cape
Cjd. From St. Pierre there is a con
nection to Louibburg, Canada, and from
Cape Cod to New York city.
The Supremo Court of Tennessee has
decided that all judgments or deorees
not satisfied or new suits brought on tbe
same within ten years from the rendi
tion, are fully uud effectually barred from
nforcemeut at tho option of the defend-
ent. The decision wipes out judgments
aud ileciets, involving millions of dol
lars. Tho new factory which the Sibley
Manufacturing Company propose to
erect at Augusta, Ga., will contain 24,
(.00 spindles, consume 12,000 bales of
cotton annually, pny out $175,000 year
ly to its operatives and odd at least 85,-
000 people to tho present population of
that city. $500,000 will be raise
within ninety days.
When President Torter recently sat
dowu to dinner with the other members
of the Yalo faculty and their guests, he
was astonished to learn thnt the dinner
wss attached by the Sheriff. A shrewed
Bjstou merchant had taken the oppor
tunity to force a New Haven hotel
keeper to pay a debt of $500, and the
money was paid before the dinner was
The new constitution of Californa
to.ik effect last New Year's day, one
defect was disaovered before it was half
a day old. The colo of civil procedure
provides for the issiu of marriage licen
ses by tho clerk of the county court.
The new o institution abolishes the
county court. If there is no court
there can bo no oonnty clerk no mar
riages withont punishment nnder the
penal coile of the state.
The population of Memphis is now
JO 927 against 43 497 last year. But
while Memphis has lost iu population
she has hud quite u gain in trade, her
receipts in cotton aggregating 50,000
bales more than last your. Tho very evi
dent determination of the authorities to
push tho sewers to completion at an early
day, has iuspired a great deul of confi
dence among all classes of citizens in re
gard to the present business prosperity.
Daring tho year 1879, forty-nine
ocean steamships all but four of which
were constructed of iron, with water
tight compartments; thirty-seven of
which had been bnilt since 1870, and
four of which were less thau a year old
were lost at sea. In addition, 45 ships,
146 barks, 48 brigs and 277 sohooners
were lost iu one way or another, and the
sum of these disasters in money value is
given by underwriters at $15,000,000,
and in human lives at 511 souls.