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VOL. J I.
ITlTSlSOK CHATHAM CO., N. ( .. MAl.( II is, isso.
Kt Ut-rm 'ivii!inrnit lHii(l - nri i 's ill
T. A. WILET,
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
J. D.WILLIAMS & CO.,
Grocers, Commission Merchants and
FAYET f EVILLE. N. C.
JOHM Kt. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
M'nrtnvilli-, hitilinni ., N. 4 .
Al.rRR A M-HINd,
MORINC & MORINC.
A- ttornoy n. t Zja -x-.
Il KIH II. . I .
All business intrusted to them will receive
THOMAS M. CROSS.
Attorney at Law,
riTTHoit(r, . -.
Will wraotioe la Chatham aud anrresai
oimtlns. Collection uf clain r a specialty, ding
J. J. JACKSON,
AT TOR N E Y -AT-L AW,
J'TTISIIOJIO', x. v.
MfAU Imaiuw, entrusted to him wills
Spring Wagons, &c.
made of the best rnati rials ai:d fully warrant
ed, to lie .old regi-rd'era iff coat. Iart.ua iu
want will consult thtir own interest by xaai
imug our stock nul prices bi fore Imyinit. -we
aro iloterumied to mil, and linvt cut ilowu
onr prii-n to they riniint Lome! lv anv other
house iu the Hut.-.
Alio a full etock of.
Ilnnl 3IiicI HnrnesK
KRPAIIUNO done at bottom prices, and iu
8cd fur preen and ruts.
. A. Mi KKI HlN . S(iN.
H. A. LONDOri, Jr
Attorney at Law,
I'lTTIUOKU', X. '.
JXf" Sfiwi'ifil Attention Pjiiil t
Col It' I HQ.
Certain and Rliabl!
HOWARDS ISFaLIdnLE WOULD RE
nowsr.n liFiip.nr for worms
If now for tal by W. 1,. Loidin. in Pi'Mwrn
All linutiio ar annoyed wi'h those Ph-Ih
ara artiel to .all and gt a package of thin
valuable remeily. This eon'i.nuad i. no huui
buf, but a frrand snrciss. Oae ssut wanted
in Try town iu t!. Btate. For partieo'ar-i
addiens. en"'nsiif I r.nt 'atp. Dr. ,1 M
UOWilD. 31'. One. Wayne conutT, SC.
RALEIGH, . CAR.
t. It. CAMERON, 'Vrttvlmt.
V. K. ANI)KIif(N, I if Vrtt.
W. II. NICKS .V.'v
Tha only Homo Life Insurance Co. in
All IU fundi loaned out AT IIOtIK, and
among our own people. We do not Fend
North Caiolina money abroad to build upotlirr
Bute. It S one of the most !i'-oe?ful coin
panlca of it at;o iu the United ft.it.. It
ncta are amply aullieieiit. All loe9 paid
iromptly. EiKht tlioiiMiud dollars paid In tlx
liut two years to families in Chatliaui. It will
cost a man aired thirty years only live ccum a
day to Insure for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further information to
H A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
PITT6BOUO', N. C.
W. E. AN OK U son,
North Carolinians and Others!
LIQUID ENAMEL PAINT !
NEW JERSEY ENAMEL PAINT COMPANY
Has beau sold in your Stat F.1G1T TF. KR Thoiaandi of gallons hayinft been dispiaed
of. Iu o case ha. it fi 1 M ;;iv nati'factinn.
The finest p:iblio bull Jin; in iultimcre are painted with this elegant I'airt.
the cnrt'u.ToN irm.t..
THE NFW AMF.KICAN OFKICR.
TiJE AR.MsriiONO, CATdR A CO. a KUII.DINCr.
THE HCK9T. PI'RNEi L A CO S Ill'l I.DING,
THF. TIIIMTr U E. CMI'IUIH, (HOCTII).
And elegant I'lUVATE RESIDENCES all oyer the eonntry.
Mixed Ready for Use.
Hample car by mail on sppl ealion.
C. P. KNIGHT, Sole Ceneral Agent,
AND MANITACU'RERS OF
luxirix'i I'M pit, ncii.ntsa rAi rn, and roufino cemeni".
93 W. Lombard St.. Baltimore, Md.
WILL YOU SELLTHE FARM?
j Chapin's Farm Agency.
I.AI.KIGI I. N. (
Dr. A. B. CHAPIN. Manager.
Noftni CAKOMNA JIRNCH OF .i;
H. CHAI'IN'rt FA JIM AGKXCY,
Special attent;on eiren to tbe iale of Sorth
! Carolina Rial K'late. No chargo n.a,le until
i a rale la effi-otnJ All proniriy placrd in onr
hand' for ! will be ndverlinod in tho popu
j lar work, Tlij 8,.u:h ll.ui-tratid, firo of i
Tho Ciiarlenton Niwa and (' .urior h:
F,verbii(lv lia bBHrd of ieo. H. C'hapin'a
farm agency, aud f-w are unacu,m.inttd with
the uoo'hk w'lioh ban aitouded iteopi'iatioi:..'
The Naw Ku(ilauit Farmer iayB: "Geo. H.
('!: ia btHad'citi.crl Iiih farina to the amouut
of i5(),0(i3 during the pat year. We conimeud
him to our read.
The Aiken. H. C Iteriew nyu: 'Ho one haa
done mr ra than Oio. It. Chapm iu the can e
of Southern in ni'pratiou. Oar ti1Uk
II. routed wi ll Northern people iu iiaroh of
Southern In nun, nil pood Klt' are beiiiR
mnde. 1 he 'puulu Inuitrated' n doiag a great
work for on.'
Tl e New lork Trilmno. tke lioaton Hvra'd,
Journal.Trav.hr, ti ol. aud Adrartieer Hpo:.W
iu the hi); licit trrniH of Chapm" Fatiu Ai;hicv.
N. H.-SMAM. FARMS (paiticularh ) are
wanti' l at once.
tifll 'e Fisher Building.
RAI.F.IfiH, X. c.
T.H. BRIGGS 1 SONS,
liriggi Ruildiiig, Raleigh, X. C.
WAGON & BUGGY MATERIAL
1 I T1Y,
.Stnni Knrinc!" I telling.
Correppondonce rol cited.
JCOHA S. , PKFD A WATHOW
JACOB 8. ALLEN I CO
and manufacturcis of
Sash. Doors. Blinds. Mould
utlil nil Lili.U ,.f 1 lrnumanl.il Si-rnll nn.1
Turijf j Work; Window auJ Door Frames
ma i to urder.
W Oive in a call before ordering.
Shops located ou Itirriuztou atrecf,
where it crosses tho Raleigh and Gaston
Tie boat! of the Expreia Hteamboat Oomoa
ny will ran at follows from the first of Octobof
untu rarth.r notice:
Steamer D. SU'RCHISON, Capt. Alonza Gar
rison , will leare Fajetteville eyery I'nenday
and Friday at 8 o'clock A. M., and Wilming
ton eyery Wednesday andtfatuKay at 3 o'clock
Bleamer WAVE, Capt. W. A. Roboson, will
lea. Fayatteyillu on Mondaa and Thuradayi
at So'aieek A. M., and Wilmington on Tues
days and Pndayeat 1 o'clock I' M., conneotiDg
with the Western Ituiromd at Fayetterille on
Wrdneadays and 3atnr iays.
J. V. WILLIAM S- CO.
AnU at Fayetteyills, N. 0.
Any One Can Apply It.
In the VYIutor.
In the winter, clearest jasper
O'er the loucly valley smiles;
In the winter, hi i Id with nmie
Never flood tho woodland Hisles.
In the winter, down the hillside
(iaily eoasla theReuiler sex,
In tho whiter, o'er the sidewalk
J I tint the ulster ior an X.
Ia the winter soltost sky-dowa
All the cedar pennons tips;
In the winter, the pe Inxtriuu
On the coal-hole cover slips.
In tho winter, on the window
Keenly shines eneh lro9'y gem;
In the winter, ton I l.eander
lavee his gill at 'i r. M.
In the winter, to the opera
C. AukubIus Minnie takes;
In the winter, Georgians
Slushes o'er tho buckwheat rakes.
In the winter, silver ileijrli-bells
Jingle sweetly, mile on mile;
In the winter, d.iih the snow Ui'.l
Elevate tho silken tile.
In the winter, beggar-sparrows
Round the githles chirp aud prank;
In the winter, doth the pliiuiher
I'ut some shekels iu the bank.
Iu the winter, shrill winds whittle
Through tho lover's summer nook ;
Id the winter, there aie other
Things enough to nil a b.iuk.
H . .1. Crttfut.
THAT BROWN DEESS.
" I tliink it's uhout time I had a now
tin s..'' said Mr. Torrey to her husband
one day, when he- was counting over
the money he had just brought from
town, whov ho had sold a load of
wheat. " Suppose you Kive me one of.
those new bills, John, next time you go
to town, and let meijo witli you." The
I'uaxins miie she gave him failed to have
its desired i fleet, however.
"Anew dress!" exclaimed Mr. Tor
rey, evidently as much surprised as he
had ever been in his iife. " Why,
Sarah, I thought you had plenty of
good clothe. I don't see what you can
be thinking of when you plan to spend
money these hard times, on new dresses,
when you have more now than you
know what to do with."
" I don't know what you're thinking
of when you say that," answered Mrs.
Torrey. I have had just two calico
dresses in a year. I have the enormous
number of six dresses, at present, in dif
ferent stages of wear. One calico is
quite good. Two calicoes are half worn
out. That old brown dres has done
duly for two years as my good dress,
and this one" holding up a frayed
sleeve fur his inspection "shows for
i'.self. Fro meiiil"d it until there's
nothing lift to mend it with, and it
won't Imld togethi r much longer."
" Weil, that's only five," said Mr.
"The sixtli happens to be a lawn,
which would scarcely be appropriate
for winter wear." enswered his
wife. "I've worn that brown dress so
long that i hate the sight of it. Xo
matter where I go, that hits to go, too.
I don't believe the neighbors would
know me if they saw me away from
home witli anything else on."
"I'm sure I shouldn't care tor the
opinion of the neighbors," answered her
husband, loftily. "I always thought
you looked extremely well with that
dress on. It's warm and comfortable,
" Yes, and so is a blanket."answered
" I don't approve, of the practice so
prevalent among some of the farmers'
wives, nowadays, of buying a new
dress every tinu' they take a notion into
their head that they'd like one," said
Mr. Torrey, very impressively, "We've
got to economize if we ever expect to get
out of the present financial difficulties.
If we all bought needi 'ss tilings, the
country'd soon be bankrupt I don't
suppose ymi understand it Sarah; but
it' clr.iva'aiiee that lias made the
hard '.mil's." And Mr. Torrey tried to
look as wise as a professor of political
" Not extruv.Mt.Mnee on my part," re
sponded his wife, who was not much
impressed with li is arguments. "1
want a new dress because I need one,
and there is no extravagance about it.
I have earned one, I think; but if you
don't think so, you had better keep the
Mrs. Torrey 's tern per was tip. When
ver her husband was in one of his extra-
tcouomical moods, be never failed to
rouse tier spirit. She knew that she
was a careful, prudent woman, nnd tue
felt that a new dress and half a dozen
new dresses, for that matter had been
ully paid for by her economy in little
things during the year.
Rut if he berrrudged her the money.
why, she'd go without, if she had to slay
at home all winter. She wouldn't coax
him for what rightfully belonged to
her. If his sense of justice wasn't strong
enough to prompt him to do the fair
thing, she'd fall back on the old brown
dress, and make that do for another
" I don't see much force in your argu
ment, "said Mr. Torrey. "If I had six
Miits of clothes, or even three, I'd be
more than satisled."
He folded up the money as if that
decided the matter, nnd put it back in
" You poor old blown thing!" Mrs.
Toi rey said, next day when she was
airing the closet where she kept her
clothes, "you've got to lie 'Sunday
best' for another winter, anil she held
up the dress to the light and inspected
Tl,. f .l.lj r...i.i . .. I .1...
trimming was out of date, and it had n '
1 kind of genteel-poverty look about it
" I know what I'll do," she said, witli
a twinkle in her eyes. "I'll wear it
everywhere, and I'll !" out every time I
can, and I'll make him a sick of it as I
am. Last winter I wore tli.it old gray
delaine part of the time, but siti' e that
departed this life I'll have to make tliii
do double duty."
Next Sunday she came down arrayed
for church in the brown dress.
" I'm sure that looks well enough for
anybody," her husband said. "If you
always have as good clothes you won't
have tiny cause for complaint."
Mrs. Torrey frowned, and then s!:r
Half the farmers' wives at church had
on neat new dresses, and her brown one
looked more dingy than ever beside
them. Somehow, the contrast between
herappcaranee and that of her neigh
bors stru k Mr. Torrey quite forcibly,
hut he was sure it wasn't on account oi
herrirrss. That was " good enough fm
Mrs. l'eikins had a quilting Wednes
day afternoon, and the men were in
vited to tea. Clad in her brown dns.
Mrs. Torrey made herself very con
spicuous auiona the other ladies during
the evening. The contrast between
their pretty garments nnd her own wa
corsiderably to her disadvantage, and
her husband did not fail to notice ii ;
" I'll warrant their dresses cost live
or ten dollars apiece, and I can't afford
that," he thought, and tried to forget
that there weie such things as divsjis
in the world.
The next Sunday the brown dress
went to church again, and twice during
the week it was on duty.
Mr. Torrey bejjan to get tind of
brown, but he wouldn't say so.
He stood it for a month. During that
time the inevitable garment was worn
no less tlmn ten times. It was a! Mrs.
Baxter's soclabi" that Mr. Torrey capit
u'aled, and that was the last time the
brown dress made its appearance in
pubi c. He was sitting iu a corner, be
hind two ladies, win n one of them made
this remark to the other:
" Mrs. Torrey is a nice-looking
woman, I think."
"Yes," was the reply: "and she'd
look ever so much better if she could
dress as other folks do. To my certain
knowledge, this is the third m :. m she's
worn that brown dress."
Mr. Torrey felt very uncomfortable.
" What makes her stiek to it as she
does?" asked the other lady. " You
know I've only been in the ncighW
hood six weeks, but I've never seen her
in any other dress, and I've met her a
good many times, too."
Mr. Torrey began to perspire fnelv.
" It's the only dress she lias that's lit
to wear away from home in tin- winter,"
"Is her husband poor?'' linked the
"On.no; only economical,'' was the
answer, with a little laugh that made
Mr. Torrey tingle to the lip of his toes.
' I suppose be 8 worlh as natch as most
of the fanners in Uio n'-igliborlmod."
"And she hasn't nnylhing better to
wear than that?" exclaimed the other
lady, indignantly. " If Mr. Torrey were
my husband, and obliged me to wear
one dress three years, I'd"
Mr. Torrey didn't stop to hear tho sen
tence finished. He never knew whether
the ladles knew who the man was that
made such an undignified dash for the
side-door or not, but he has never met
them sin?e without getting uncomfort
"See here, Sarah, I want to make a
bargain with you," he said, next morn
ing, looking very foolish and red in the
face. " I'll itive you fifteen dollars if
you'll promise never to wear that brown
dress away from home again."
"Why!" exclaimed Mrs. Torrey,
with a twinkle of triumph in her eye.
"I hope your haven't got tired of it?
Fm sure it's good enousrh for anybody."
' Is it a bargain?" askc.l her hus
band, holding up the money.
" Yes," answered she; and then her
lord and master beat a hasty retreat to
the barn, where he happened to remem
ber some work needed doimt very much.
The next Sunday when Mi s. Torrey
walked up the Isle at church, her hus
band was really proud of her. lb r new
blink dress lilted beautifully, and the
sacque she wore was as neat as any in
the house. And the pretty bonnet, with
scarlet roses, that she had fashioned at
home to wear with her new garments,
made her look live years younger than
she had done in the o,d hat she had
worn with the brown dress.
"You don't say you got that dress
and this sacque arrangement, and this
bonnet, lor that money?" he asked,
when they were going home.
" Yes, I did," slie answered. " I saved
considerable by making thetn myself
and part of the ribbons and fringe I hue
before. I do believe I like this sir,
better than the brown diess."
" Hang the brown dress!" exclaimed
Mr. Torrey ; " I hope you'll never men
tion it again."
The mysteries of a baby's toilet were
altogether new to a little four-year-old,
and he carefully watched the bathine
and dressing ol his little cousin. When
the little powder Ihx was open nnd the
fluffy brush was about to be used under
neath the baby's chin, he exclaimed:
"Oh. aunty. Id mc see you salt her."
A'l.e tlaixn IlcyisU r.
Somebody is always making trouble
for mankind. Now an epicure saystlmt
oysters are not lit to be cairn until they
are at least three years old, and we sup
pose we'll have to look into every
oyster's mouth before we swallow him
to see if he has nrrived nt the proper
eatable age. Mi'l l'i n Transcript.
A Curious Ili-totieal Error.
I'li.babiy iiiin ty-nine person ; in a
hundred beie c that Sir Walter J tali i-
visited America, for it is o recorded in
uiatiy books; but a New York p!p r
denies that the ill-. slurred favorite of
Queen llliabeth ever came to llnse
fhores, and makes the followiinr state
ment in support of its 11.--1 rlioii - a Mate
mint which will be " iicwk " to many
Every few we. ks we -ee in pi hit -"ine.
thine about Sir Wain r Ran ii'h's vi-its
to this country, and his m juitrns in Vir
ginia, where, indeed, some pcr.-ou have
a-.-iuiieil to have his blood tlir.iti. h con
nections fortned by him when in tliat
colony. Hardly any historic error is
commoner than this. It occurs con
tinually, not onlv in newspapers hi y
and abroad, but in books claiiuini; to
have been prepared with care. The
cause of this wide-spread mistake !.".
doubtless, that Sir Walter did set -ail
hither, in l.YT'.i. with his half-brut her.
Sir Humphrey (Filbert, who had ob
tained a libera! pa'.i tit for eauiilishing a
plantation in Ameli a. One of their
vessels was iost.ai.d the oiler was so
crippled, it is said, in an engagement
with a. Spanish licet that tin y put ba- lc
without making land. Four years la'.i r.
Raleigh, weary of inactivity as a cour
tier, used his inllueiiee with Q ii en
Elizabeth to promote a second expedi
tion to thee shores, l'ri'venti d at the
l ist moment by accident from comiiii:
in person, he left the command to ir
Humphrey, who sailed from ! mouth
with five si;iid (June. I",-::), and
reached Newfoundland, of which :,
took pi 'essioli ill the nail)" o t !,. .j 1- c
The voyage was very vi,fi.rMie:i',e i,i
many ways; mil (.illicit him-i .f. in re
turning home, went down with on' of
tho only two vessels he had h-ft.
ltaieiuli fitted out olln-r epe ! ,;l..;is t.
America, and is reputed. hut if.corre dly.
to have named Virginia afti r F. izali' lli.
in honor of her supposed i.iai lenliood.
Stic herself so doignatnl the colony,
and coiifeifed upon her favorite tin
order of kl.uhthoo.l for the (llmts .
had made to further its pn-gress.
ltaicijih, howi ver. never si t foot on or
even saw this iand. Still, .n work with
so mii'-h reputation and of stn h pretense
as Chambers' Encyclopedia" says, in
its article on Kalc'udi (we quote from
the London edition of l"): "The
spirit of enterprise was. h.iwi u r. rest
less in the man. and. in II-1, a pa'-'nt
having been urai;!' d him to tal.e pos
session of land io be discovered by hint
on the continent of ...ith Amiri.a. In
lilted out two ships at bis own cxpeio."
and shortly ache-ved the dis overv and
occupation of the teiii.oiy known as
Virgi. ia." What docs this mean if it
docs not mean that Ita.'i i.'h c.inc over
in his ships? The " Cve-opedia " cum.
mils tiie same blunder in divi s pla -is,
of which this is one: Speai.in.' of tie
potato, it savs i! was twice carrli.! to
England wiihotit attracting much no.
lice, tiii it was a third time imp irt.'d
from Annricaby Sir Walt, i 1! i. LI,.
If a standard work, raui.ei! as an authori
tative work ol rcf.T' nee, nial.i s tiie glar
ing mistake, is it s:;-.,;ur.. i;,;ll i.w.
papers and hastily-written books
should trip on tin- same points.
A Most Sitiiriihir Suicide.
A most distressitiL' suicide occurred at
Stcphcnspiiit, Ky., a small town on the
Ohio rivt r, recently. The victim was
a very beriutiliil and attractive girl of
sixtien years nai.. 'd Mary Kelly, nnd of
excellent fami'y and irreproachable
character. She lived very happily with
her mother and s-t.'p-f at her, and was at
all times appan nt ly in buoyant s;i! iN
and lull of girlish vrlee. She had inher
itcd $2.(100 from I. er father, which her
step-fatLcr had lost by a bail invest
ment, leaving her penniless, except as
the step-father supplied her wants,
which he always did uiadiy to the lull
extent ol his ability. She apparently
cared nothing for the loss she bad nnd.
One Sunday Mary went to one of tin
drug stores of t he town and purchased
a dime's worth of morphine. The drug
gist asked her in a jocular nianmr il
she intended to kill In rs. lf. She re
plied with a laugh, " Yes. that is what
I want with the morphine." She '.hen
went home, and, reiirini: to her room,
took the poisonous drug. Fortunately
her mother soon discovered what the
cirl had done, and inom iliately called
a physician, who applied the proper
rem' dies and her life was saved. Dur
ing the week, still appan m ly in !roin
spirits, she attended a revival r.i ctitig
ia progress in the town, ioing two oi
t hree evenings.
On the following Thursd.iv night she
remained at home, and whi e al. ne in
her room cut her throat with let
father's raz n", ii, Hiding a terrible trash
but not severing the windpipe. M di
cal aid was summoned, the wound
dressed and the physician staled that
with propi r care sic would recover
The next night, how-vi r. dining:!,!
brief absence of Ic r ni ;hcr from her
In dside, the girl deli rmiln d oil death,
tore open the wound ki her throat and
even wn in lied op'-n the windpipe,
dying before morning. 'I be suicide isa
most remarkable one The girl was
pirfeclly sain , a! no time manifesting
tin-slightest symptoms of insanity. Shi
was of unusually happy dispo-iii.m.
She had no lovealViir. she bad in v. i
had the attentions of any man. Tin
loss of ln.r money never seemed k dis
turb her and was never referred to by
In r. Ijovahii' iii Icr disposition, sweet
in temper, and beloved and n spected
by all, what could be the impel ing
cause to her suicide is most rc.il ivl.ab'e
Tin-case is one of tic inn-i .-intrniar
that ever occurred ill that part of tie
It's an ol 1 saying that you an't fool
time, yet the jeweler sells hi-ii. - If '.;', r
The Veiiciable Doorkeeper of t lit Nmy
At the ih.or lea dug into the room of
the - i-rtarv of lhc navy, tin re stands
an on! colored man. tail, straight nnd
di g ii ilii d. 'i he capiliiary covering of
his venerable In ad is geiting. gray with
age His name is Lindsay Muse. For
liftv two years, without int'TmisHon.
h" has swung to and frn the doer of the
secretary'" ot'.i. e, and every one of the
3ii.' days of the year, rain or shine, finds
him a! hi-1 post. Lin !- ' Muse has
known almost every officer ol the army
and navy, from g'tntai and admiral,
down to lieutenant and en-ign, who
have had liiisini s- with the navy depart
ment for half a century. He was born
In Northumberland county, Virginia, in
the year I-'Ti. Iteim; miT" fi rtunate
than some of his colored brethren he
made his way to Wa-hington wh' tl
iiil'e a youii lean, and, having worked
about the ri'tcy ''I'partmi lit at different
'.inns, bis fi.i.-lity and i'n'ti-try made
him many friends, who had hirn ;ip
soiiit d assistant nu s-. ngcr under s. c-r-tary
SalnM-i L. Southard in l-.'-.
Since that time l.e has heen on continual
duty, and has m rvi d umh r the fo. low
ing secretaries; John Brunch. Lvi
Wooiibti'-y Dickcr-on. Janu s K. I'aiild
ing. ( leorge E. B uig. r. Abel F. I'nsheer.
David Hctishaw, Thomas MV. Comer.
John Y. Mason, (icorge II nn roft. Wil
.i.uii Bii'ard Fiesion, William A.
(liahain. John J. Kennedy. James C.
Doidiin. Isaac Toil.ey, (iid. on Wells.
Ado 'ph E. Ii .lie, (ieiirge M It . bison,
tin pn , j,t secretary. It'n hard W.
! letups-in. .f Indiana. The color, d
ican has oiitiiv d:.l. of tin - ii nt 'cnidi.
except two, vi.: (icorge Jianeroft. the
eml:n nt historian, and (ieorgc M . 1! -de -i
n n. iul er i f Congress from New
At the time this o"d -ervant first ap
peared on duty. .1 din Quincy Adams was
IV. -id. t t.hii; Lin Nay stickswhetherthe
administration is J), tnoerat. Republic-it',
or atr, ilctig el-c. lie le ver voted in hi-
life, and is a tinu advocate of the civil
! service rule-i. A'mo-t evry secretary
j when leaving the olVaa- has thanked
thi-.'.ooi k , per tor his failiilul and in
! tc'.!'g.-:.! p r.'o: iiiMicc of duty, and have
j given him an .autograph n it' r te-tih ing
I to his high regard for him. These 1. 1
i t r Mr. Mu-e ki ps lock-'d up from
human yes. but brought forth one for
I the T;,,u - re; oi-o r to look al. H" savs
! i' i--i fair s-.!;,..l,. ,,f thi m ail, T!c (..-
lowing i- a . . v of : he letter :
' l.ll'-vi Ml : I cannot leave ',!.
i p irt n i t without cxpri siiig to yi.u
j in;.- liitrli s, I,.,-ot otir I'nli .i;y :.ml gm d
! loncuct a- nn s., i r of tl,c tiavv de-
j pirtmeM. Yotn manner in pel forming
I y ur d :tv In- a. ways met Willi my )er-
. ct approbation.
. Ill In. I II i l.nl-T.
j W s;t!,. (ON. ! miM l- I. I-f,.
When Mr. Tho'iipsi.n was made sir.
j l-'tary of tin- ii. ivy. Mr. It -he-on, his
pi ! i-s,,r. brought him out in intro-
I da-' him to Lindciy Mus,.. Shaking
i io-biinl warmly. Mr. Thompson sai.l :
j "(li' Lindsay . -md I don't net d an in
troduction, we haveli,..-!. H i, mis for tin-
j ia-! itventy y. nrs. " List yar. when
; tl, ..tli . i s of the navy d pai t un-nt were
ia niovcit into the new luiinling. Ad
miral S. ol t and several olio r gen: leiin n
aboii' the i, pirtiiiciit took up a sub
scription and pur.'l.asi i! Lindsay a hand
some black suit of clothes, so that the
departnn nt and its oldest si rvant eouid
appear together in a in vv dress.
Lindsay is now over s vci ni y-fmi;-years
ot age, but he is siil, strong and
active, lie says that he ex pects to Ic
on guard for many years yd. and that
when h" is at last compelled to retire
In- vvi.l do so with great regret H,i.o.
imj'on ('rr :iidi w'r Cliwityn Times
.Mr. Itanisi dim bier's Hat.
Mr. It imschncider and Lis lriend
August Kileii. ac'.ii j- were out walking,
and Mr. It itnschneider was boasting of
the iniei.ige;,.,. ol his dog. "See here."
he said, 1 place my hat In re. in this
f. iiccenrner ; I conceal it under the
brush and dried leaves. We will no
g- walk on. We p iss dovvi, the lane,
we geturnen this corner, we stroll by
the woods. I send Bismarck for my
hat. See. my friend, he comprehends
me; he flics through the woods, he
speeds down the lane, lie disappears
around the corner, presently he will
back gekoinmen before I have time to
catch cold in my head." But he did not
get it all the same. For just as be flew
around the torner a wary though not
all'ii' iit tramp, w ho had wall lied the
circus from alar, was in the ad ol ap
I ropriating Mr. Itanisi hnci.li r's new
I. at unto himself, nnd when the dog got
up in short range he tired a clay-con!
clod, as hard as a door knob, at that
laitli'ul animal, with a force that
knocked a how! out of him as long as
a clothes line, and sent him waiiint' and
i i ping back to his astonished master.
And when Mr. It imsi hm idcr and his
l'i''iid b isti m d to investigate they
loiim! under the brush an old hat, that
had iiv d in more ash heaps than you
con d count in a week, and so greasy and
forbidding in its genera! appearance
thai Mr. It imschiii idi r wouldn't touch
it witli his cane. Far away, beyond
the distant li' l'l.-. they saw t lc sunlight
hilling on Mr. B itiisclineiib r's live dol
lar hat. and the tramp, of the dusty
highway was jogging aionz under it.
But Mr. ltamschr.cidi r walked home
bare as to bis head, which i of the bald,
ba'dy, and he hasn't got out of bed yet
wilh the cold In' caught. Ihirliwjton
. Ca it.. i nia bov stood an uinbre'la in
a , 'li lt, doorway during a meeting. To
i his umbrella was attached a strong
cold, an end of which the boy held in
his h ind. Eleven dill'' rent people are
s.ii I i.i have car: i--d lie iimlifella to tpe
I. s. "lh of the string.
Oh! ihero Hre ).il li-n moments in men's li
Sudden, uiilnol."1! Im , us the little clouds
All Koid, w -Inch suddenly illume the gates
i( the loft urn.
I Jh, pray tor them' They bring
No iucrciue like the guii! ,, sun and showers
Silly a luoiiienl's brightness to the earth,
Imly a moment's f.'Ieii'u in common lile,
let wh i wi.uiil change them for wealth
ITEMS UP INTEREST.
The lay of the iand- Eggs.
An unpalatable dish- Cold shoulder.
The State debt of Iowa is ouly
There are S-JI dbtinct railroad com
panies in (ircut Britain.
Virginia has now si,4!''l schools, in
structing Iu;,(Cl pupils.
Jug Corners is the name of a hamlet
in Allegan county, Mich.
Cuilford county. N. C. kills and sells
jno.ooo rabbits annually.
Leap-year is always popular with the
ladies. yjkt rs (J r.i IU'
A mnidi n effort- Attempt to catch a
beau. MnriHfin '! ; titknt.
Railroad projects are now heard ot
everywhere fron- Maine to California.
It has linen estimated that it cost
3ii.iiihi.00d a day to carry on the world.
The di Ids of Eng ish towns and cities
for sanitary improvements amount to
Five years have increased the acreaee
of cereals in the United States from 71,
000 (lot) to yj.WMi.lHiO.
During the past year there were built
in the shops of Aitoona, l'a., fifty con
The work of building steel bridges in
Pittsburg for the West is rapidly br
coming a great feature.
You can't make a horse drink; but il
he will not eat you can put a bit in his
mouth. iUm Trmw riyt.
Statistics show that eTcry thirty
eighth person in the United Mates has a
carriage in which to ride.
The men who adv -rtie al". tlm year
around walk off with the Lon's slmri
of trade. SiUu oU r Lutii'icrnian.
The president of the French republic
receives $1-.'i.nni a year, with a lite sum
lor household and other expenses.
What's the use of a sea captain telling
the truth on shore, when his vessel is
lying in the s!r, :.: ? .Vi J'orfc AVk-s.
China is an empire containing 4imi.hhi,-
000 food consumers. Nothing that it is
possible to eat is permitted to be wasted.
The total number of deaths by acci
dents on th-' gn at American lakes dur
ing the year was PIT, against li t in IK.
Ex flow Bagley, of Michigan, gave
?100 in silver coin to each of five chari
ties, in honor of his recent silver wed
ding. The fifteen car manufacturing estab
lishments of the I'nitcd States turned
out last year 3T,:i.'i0 pieces of roiling
It cost nearly .".imi.0iki to light tin
city of New York last year. There are
23, 130 public lamps and sl miles of gas
mains in the city.
It is estimat'd tii.it nearly ?:!!). OoO.
(H 0000 vvi re paid during tin- year 1-79
through the twenty-two clearing houses
af the I'nitcd Statis.
The average lite of paper wheel un-dee-tru'
ks of locomotive engines ranges
from .aoo.iM'ii miles to i. nil. o miles, and
Under dining and palace cars from T'.M,-
01 hi to Mis :;,;(, mi li s.
Blue eyes arc said to be true. We
don't know bow this is. but certainly
there are many lies told about black
eyes. Xtw York AY'v.
The difference between a man who
digs in the ground nnd one who digs in
books is that the former digs for hire
and the latter for lore.
It is very much tin-same with popping
corn :ts with popping the q.n-stion. It
is usually accompanied by some agita
tion and a good deal of warmth.
Mr. William Morris, of Creenock,
Seotlind, has made a discovery by
which he can photograph underneath
the water al a depth often fathoms.
The United States annually pays to
foreign countries no less than $.':!. (hn
ikki for si. k, ail ol which, it is claimed,
may in due time be savul to our people
by proper encouragement of silk-culture.
The .'ce.is' says that as 40,(100 ot
our -JtiJ. nun Indians can write, and
:)o,O0Oare members of churches, the fact
is proved beyond a doubt that the Indian
is capable of being civ iiized.
Sandalwood is found i din fly in the
Pa --i lit- islands. The Chinese burn it as
nn incense in the teuipli s of their gods.
Tin y use i norm mis q until it ns of it, and
it isa va.Uid arti. lei.f trade.
A wi iow, wlio lives in a secluded
part ol Mi. higan. talks v ci y impi rfect ly
by reason of having lost hi r palate, and
Inr two daujhtus, aged eight and
I wi Ive years, ,-an only speak the strange
.amniage t hi y have lorried of her,
! hough their voc.i, oi g.aiis ai a p.i i fn (.
A Frenchman named Pi. rie Valcour,
.vho lives on an amp," income in
niodest country dwelling in ar b kport,
N. Y . has unbosoiin .1 himself to t ,r
editor of the Loekport t'niuii. regarding
an iu a iilioii which he is pelle ting.
Tills, the uithu-iast'io Cm! claims,
vv ill I'cvolutii.ni the vvor, d. Accord
ii in bis account, it is a pot table cable
w l.ich r:i. h vessel will lei 1 oul as she
di p its, and take up as she returns, linn
I.', ping lip .-Olis-allt (el, eraphi- Colll-
ti'iini. if .m with port dm ing i ach day