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PITTSHOIUy, CHATHAM CO., X. C.,MA11C1I 25, 1880.
F"f lrtnr4.rnwirriUl!lr'ii,,rciitrnil!, wlU
P. A. WILRY,
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
RALEIGH, X. V.
J. D. WILLIAMS & CO.,
Grocers, Commission Merchants and
FAYETTE VI LIE. N. C.
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
MnringiTlllr, C'hmliron ( ., '. f.
3- ns M M MISft,
M.FRIB A MOBINO,
MORINC & MORINC.
Attovnoya -t Ijaw.
l! it II a h, . r.
All bualnoas iutrnstod to them will reoeiva
THOMAS M. CROSS,
Attorney at Law,
I'lTTMlOliO', N. I'.
Will praotico ia Chatham aud sarroun
oonnties. Collection of claiuia & specialty, ding
J. J. JACKSON, "
ATTOR NE Y-AT-L AW,
riTi'suouo', x. c.
All liMlintvta rntroolcd to him will r
Je prompt aiteatlon.
Spring Wagons, &c.
mad i f tliti last mate rials and fully warrant
ed, to bo void regardless of cost. Parties io
want will cn'irnit their own interest by exam
ining our f1m k and prices he-fore buying, aa
ara determined to sell, and have ciit down
onr prices o they cannot be met by any othor
ton o in the Mlate.
Mao a full stock of.
JInnl I;il I Ini'iiemH
r.r.PAIIilN'.i lioi.a at bottom preen, and in
btsi nimiii r.
IVnd for pr,?e-n and cnta.
4. A. Mi K1-: THAN A SDNS.
Kavetn-ville, N. C.
h. a. LoriabN, J r7, "
Attorney at Law,
1' TTMHOUG', .'.
ffs...-'""-li;v,iiil At'oti'ion Paid to
Col lm i tiq.
Certain and Reliable!
HOWAHDR ISFAT.I.1IILK WORLD RE
NOWN F.I) HEM I'. I T FOR WORMS
It now fur sale by W. I,, f.nni'on. in Pitt.boro'.
All tanas who are annoyed with those Penta
are adviiia.l to aall and grt a package of this
valual Is remedy. Thia eompnuad ia no bnra
bnr. but a grand succaas. On agent wanted
in every town iu the State. For particnlara.
ail.e-a enr-loalng t cant stamp. Dr. J It
HOWAII). Mt. O'ive. Wayne comity, N.C.
UUEIf.il, . CAR.
F. II. CAMERON. PrriMrnt.
V. E. ANDEKBON, Vi.-t I'm.
W. II. II1CK8, AVV
The only Home Life Insurance Co. in
All ita fund loaned out AT HOME, and
anious our own people. We do not aend
North Carolina money afiroad to build upoihrr
Bute. It i one of the most eucceaaful com
paniea of Hi ai;u in the L'uiled Btntea. Ita as
eela are amply audk-ient. All I user a paid
pro:nptly. Ki'ht thousand dollara paid !n tin
liat twoyeara to familieH in Chatham. It will
eoat a man aged thirty years only five centa a
day to luaure for one thousand dollara.
Apply for further information to
H.A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
PITTSBOKO', N. C.
W. E A.NPKIKO.V,
North Carolinians and Others!
LIQUID ENAMEL PAINT!
NEW JERSEY ENAMEL PAINT COMPANY
Hit been sold in y nr R-.at. EIOIT TEVR Thoaaiudi of gallons having been diepoaed
of. In '! cat l.a it failad to give Mtifoti ia
The dneat pulil o bn.ldiug. in Baltimore are painted with thia elegant Faict.
TEE CARROLLTON H )IKL.
HIE NEW AMEItlCAN OFFICE.
THE A H.MS PRONO. tlAl'oR CO.'a BUILDINO,
THE HCltSr. ri'RNEuL CO H Itl'll.DINfl,
THE THIailTV 11. E. CHl IWlll, (HOCTII).
And tlegant l'lilVAfE ItESIDENCEri all over theoonntrv.
Mixed Ready for Use.
Haruple car by mail on application.
O. P. KNIGHT, Sole Ceneral Agent,
AND MANUFACTURERS OF
liO.il'INll rtrF.lt, BUII.DINQ FAI'Elt, AND ROOFINO CEMENT.
93 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md.
WILLYOU SELL THE FARM?
Chapln'a Farm Agency,
Dr. A. B. CHAPIN. Manager.
NORTH CAROLINA BRANCH OF OKOltOF.
H. CHAPIN'S FARM AGF.SCY,
Special attention given to tLe eale of Horth
Carolina Krai Eitate. No charge made until
a eale ia effected. All ptnpi rty p'actd in onr
hand for aa!e wili 1 e advertised in the popu
lar work, Tlij eSoatu ll!u-tmUd, free ot sx
pense. The Charleston News and 'mirier aa;e:
'Ererjbody baa heard of lito. II. Crispin's
farm agenry. and few aro unacquainted with
the eucceas which haa attended its 0 i-ratior..'
The New Kugland Farmer n.ya: 'Goo. H.
Chania bap a'lvoi t.id hia fur rut to theamoum
of 50,(.uS doring the pact year. Wo commend
Lim to our readi i.'
The Aiken. B. C. IleTiew aay: 'f o one fcwt
done mere than CHo. U. Chapin iu the cauae
of Hunt hern imm grKtion. Onr Tillrpe ia
thronged with Northern people iu a arch of
Southern liomra, and good inlo aro heme
made. The 'doutb Illiutriited' ia doiug a reat
work for u.'
The New York Trinnne, the I5olo:i Hcra'd.
Journal. Trav.h.r, Oiobe. and Adveriircr t-peak
ill the liignext ti rma of 'hRjn'K Farm Aki nov.
N. B.-SMAI.L I'AllMe (i -aitionlarlj) are
wante 1 at once,
OfHjc Fuller Uuiidiiig.
ItAI.F.IOH, N. C.
T. H. BRIGGS & SONS.
Brigga Building, Raleigh, N. (.'.
WAGON & BUGGY MATERIAL,
JCOB A 0. ilXCK, FIIFD A WATSOH.
JACOB S. ALLEN & CO.,
ItAI.KICSH, 1ST. C
and manufacturers of
Sash, Doors. Blinds, Mould
tod all kiuiln of Ormimoutnl, .Scroll nul
Turned Work; Window and Djor Frames
mitdo- to Order.
WUive m n call bofore orderiug.
Shops looato.l on 11 trringtou nt rct?t,
where it orosaos tiio lUlcigh and (inston
The boat! of the Expreia Bteamboat Compa
ny will ran as follows from the first of October
until farther notice:
Steamer D. MUflOHISON, Capt. AlonraOar
riaon. will leave Fayotteville every Tuead&y
and Friday at 8 o'clock A . M.. and Wilming
toa every Wednesday andHatutv.'ay at il o'clock
Bteamer WAVE, Capt. W. A. Riboaon, nil!
lea.e Fyetteville on Mondaya aud Thuredaya
al 8 o'eieek A. H. , and Wilmington on Tues
days and Fudaya at 1 o'clock P.M., connecting
with the Weatern Riiiroad at Fayettevilie on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
J. v. Trii.i.fAnsA- to.
Agent! at Fayettevilie, N. C.
Any One Can Apply It.
Over My Window.
Over my window the ivy climl a,
Ita rootH are iu hnmolv j irs
But all the day it lo iks oat at the inu,
Aud at night looks out at the ti,rd.
The duet of the room may dim its gr eu,
But I call the breeKy air;
Come In, come in, good friend of mine,
And make my window fair.
Hj tho ivy thrives from moru to morn,
I e leaves all turned to the light;
At.d it plaldi n my soul nith iU tenth r grcou
Aud te:ichc.i me day and night.
What though my lot is in lowly place,
Aud my spirit behind tho lai?
All the day long I may look at the nm
Aud at night lo..k cut at the stern.
What though Iho dnat of earth would dim,
There's a gloriom otiler nir
fibat will awecp through my onl if I let it in,
And make it frei-h and fair.
Doar Ood ! let mo grow f oui day to day;
C!iu;:ing. ami minny and bright,
Tlioueh plaiitt d iu i-ha ; TLy window is uear,
And my leaves may turn lo ILo light.
JOHN, CARTER'S SIN;
ok, now m: v. nr utiri.
Jol.u C.ir'or was a CbriHtiau miiu by
profesKion, nud iu lu-nrt to:, but he had
beou Horely tompteJ to a grent 8iu; it
iti. os tot mutter to r.a what it wa. In
a (date of sueli denpoudoupe, bukL de
spair of life aud hiijipineBH, such diep
ulToctiou fur others who Rufleri'd with
Lim that he fc.urely cared what ho did,
and forgot all things t xoopt the presold
dihtrosH aud the offered eseapo, ho did a
thing that ho kucw was wrong uud wick-
d; a thing that would have blasted Lis
rt putation aud wrecked hia diameter iu
all iren'g eyes if it were found out. IJ.it
it was not found out; it hung about his
neck like) a secret millstone after the
da-tress that tempted him was gone and
the biu done with. There were years
when he could not pray or read hiu Ili
''le; wbeu memory broucht mi to him
ull tho texts of condemnation and none
of the merc.ful wordtt of Heripture. Re
Hftid to liiuipe.f that ho w-ia nuotber
F.-wi, and could find uo plnco of ri-peut-nnce.
Ilis voieo wim never heard iu
prayer meeting; ho avm.Ied the com
munion table f rami eg somo cxeuso of
illness or making absetiej from town
uecewnry nt thoso sUted timeR; he
conild not pray to his dying father,
though the pale lips whinpered areqiirnt
that he should do ho. Tho bitterness of
death con; passed him about, un l though
ho loved his father deeply he was glad
the good old man died before he knew
his S'-u's iniquity.
Time after timo the wish rose iu his
htart that he could confess to man his
transgressions aud be freed from the
intolerable bnrden of thia secret, but
this could not be dou'o without bringiug
to bis family a disgrace and grief he had
no right to involve them in. He had,
iu the world phrase, harmed nobody but
himself by this transaction, since ho bad
some omt of it without exposure; had
been successful in covering tip an action
in itself criminal, but harmful most to
The position was peculiar, and ex
quisitely painful to a man with a tender
conscience, for to Bneh sin is misery;
and yat they fall into it as easily as
worse men, as ull history assures na.
Mut aftar a time of heart broken agony
and hopeless penitence John C itler be
gat; to find out oiico iigiin that Ood is
merciful; ho eeaprd to look into hiu own
heart, and Ux bin eye npon thai S it i ur
who c;-.me to fave from sin as well irn
from sin's penally, numbly and slow
ly, like a punished child, he crept back
into a new and r ligious life; wounded,
it is true, crippled to a certain extent,
but submissive, repenteut, and filled
with charity for his fellows. He knew
that he could never recover his self
respec. never forget his fall, but he nc
cepted that as tho result of triusgrei
6ion, aud said like Jeremiah:
Wherefore doth a living man com
plain, a man for the punishment of his
All this was within himself; to bis
family and his friends ho was only a lit
tle graver than nsnal, as many men be.
come gravo with increasing years; he
was now a constant attendant at churi h,
gave freely to pood objects, and seemed
to other mm a quiet, earnest, kind
hearted man, implicitly to be trusted,
leaning rather to generosity than to jus
What endnred in all thia time was
known only to himself aud to Ood; his
conscience tormented him continually;
it was by a constant recnlling of thu
promises to repentant sinners that he
endured life. No doubt he knew a
huudred who bad sinned as deeply as he
had aud as successfully concealed their
their sin, but he did not know that
probably in all the hundred not one suff
ered such agonies of regret and repent
ance as he did. To them the thing was
over, done with; their bnsinoss was to
fi e. to this day's work or duty; they put
the past decisively behind them not bo
canse they ought to but because they
wanted to. Rut to a sensitive moral
nature like his this course wos impossi -
b'e; even though he felt asm red tbut for
C.iri-t's snko his grievous tin was for
given above, he ould not forget its
ciiinaiissiou. Day afier day he retraced
evtry ttep of his temptation; recalled
the half crimed state of mind in which
he whs for weeks; the sin itself; the con
cealnunts ho had resorted to, in them
selves degrading; the terrors of discov
ery; the agonies of remorse.
lie grew morbid with this introspec
tion; perpetually thinking of himself,
life bi c '.me bitter iu all its uses. He
ntv.rweut into socii-ty without think
ing, 'If these people krrw about md'
Ho received a cold 1" but ho felt that
possibly the u.au who ave it Lai fath
omed hiit secret ai d i!ojpise.l him Ovi r
uud over he fa d to himself, 'What if
Sara knew il?' and his whole heart sliiv-
ered within him. He did S ira u In
wus his wife tho greateat ii-j is'ice iu
tins tuoiipiiv. hiu-wai a wmun ruor.il
than usually loTibg, nnselll.sli au 1 f -rgiv- I
iug. if John eoitl. I have told hor which I
wiiso itof the question oui of h.'r sni et j
c mpiiss:cn j.nl te-udt rucm ho would i
b'ive felt Lis way hue!; to heal. by tpir
iit:al life, 1 ut without the ton. li of Lu-
mat. sy- puthy he fouial ii h;.r l to lay !
hold on tlio divine, uud ruw en-n iLm
l .iuei who loves LtH erring el. 1 ri'ii,
and welcomes them back from their
iv-iii-lering and starvation, with eyes
lilinded by h:.s own unshed tears. It was 1 though I va ver pic b nd d to bo a Chris
in t'ii: sort of m-iod lhat he- fi 11 in, one tian, you have pri-iii-hid rue tho let
year, jiiat befoic Thauksg'vir.g day, with
atl old college friend, a hard-working
luimiit:-r iu r. city p-iri.sh,tt man that had
seen more i in than John Carter ha.l ever
ireanii.-d of, aud combated it in all its
protean shapes of poverty, ignorance
an I degru(i- n.
Where are you bound for Joe?' John
sui'l, as tin y met at a railway statiou .
'11 mud f ir b 'nil', man!' miswcred fhe
R v. Johi ph D.ier. 'Win re e-l-.e shou'i I
a man be going, this time of year, but
lorao to the old folks and Thauksiv
'Do yo:i always f. el in tho mood to be
t lit-li kf n 1 , then, on (ho Bet day?'
To bo stiro I do, Jack; why not?
There's always enough t b grate-ftil
for; the IJiblo wou'du't say, 'Iu every
thing give thanlis,' if there was not
something in all things to bo thankful
I dou't know about that; there are
things iu every man's life for which he
can't bo thankful. Y -u cannot exur-ct
any man, for in-tauee, to bo grateful
that Le bus sinned?'
A certaiu thrill iu the tone aud a little
quiver of Iho eyelid told Mr. Dyer's
keen eMr and eye more than John Carter
meant to tel'.
I thick a man sorrcl'm s ought to be
more thankful for his than for his
g' o luces, Jack. I don't mean for the
sin as a siu, but for its use to his motal
life, if be receives tho lessen rightly.
How on earth ore you going to feel any
sympathy with sinuers if you have neve r
fallen? Only Qod iuciruato could do
Hut think of the sufftring Bin entails
on the siuner himself; could jou be
thankful to have a dreadful wound in-
flie'ed on you?'
Joseph Dyer looked a his fr'eal
again w ith eyes pitiful at:d penetrating
'My dear fellow, I've so- n a man
heartily glad of a wottLil that male him
helpless simply because it kept him out
of temptation; r.n 1 a sir n r whose con
science torments him because of one
great sin will never commit such an
other.' Hete was Mr. Carter's idalion, aud as
he left tho cir ho wrung h's friend's
h: n 1 with mjueeess.iry fcivor.
'Po r Jaekl' said Mr. Dyer to himself,
little knowing how nt-.ieli he had eloue
to help the weary burden-bean r.
It e-hauce'd, as wo fo Is say, that the
icxt weo't au aequnint.it ee came into
John Carter's tfli;e; a man about bis
age; not a friend, but a person whom be
constantly met as business men do meet
e'seh either. Mr. Pierce was ordinarily
a Hi rid, prosperous man; to-day Le was
ghastly pale and looked twenty years
older than nsual.
Carter!' said lie, hoarsely; "can I
speak to jou ft moment iu private?'
John C.irtcr turned the key iu his
office door; his dork hail gone home to
'Nobody will disturb us, Tierce; what
Mr. Pierce groaned and turued his
head away, then ho resolutely faoed Mr.
'it's uo use! I nnibt tell. Carter, I
want ten thousand dol'o.rs. I have been
a luscul; 1 have speculated with tnom-y
tbat didn't beh ng to me and 1-jst it; 'o
morrow the giri's guurdian will send for
it. Hlio is to be married. I don't know
why I came to you; but I did! I want
to borrow this money and save my wife
audeluldie i from disgrace, and uiyn-lf
'Tou shall have it,' sai l John Carter.
It almost seemed to him a ray of heav
enly light, this chance to help another
man, another sinuerl
'I don't ask without security: I have
made out a mortgage on my house in
th street. If I borrowed anywhere
but at onr bank it would be told against
ran; borrowing thert would be worse.'
'You shall have it in an hour,' was
I Mr. Curler's answer. Pieroo sat down
in a chair and looked at him with his
heart iu his eyes, but he eioulj not
1 speak; tie sudden relief overpowered
'.Stay here (ill I draw it,' Mr. CirUr
raid, aud before the Lour hud paused
the money wis iu Jacob Pierce's ptiektt.
'I can't thank yonl' he said.
'Don't tryl' sniwered Mr. C.irtt-r,
Tho year passed slowly away, aud with
it went much ef John Carter's misery.
He felt like a mai on a desert island
who has slid lenly fo nd c mpan:o:uhip
in the surviv-ir of au'itlin- w.eeh. He
mot Mr. Pii rce coiit.'nuully, und a hewty
hauilshuke or a c irdial word ulwujs
passed between them; the borrower,
ttrii.i ia to spv, felt no servitude to the
lender, uo dreadful weight of debt, there
, , .
aud mauiier t ii at set Pierce at h's ease
he fr't es sure tha! liis secret wr.s safi
j as if in 1 is owu bosom. Tie unconscious',
j ntmo. pbere of charjicter is one of the in -
(l.ietiei's w mule little account of, j-t
it is weif hty us graMttdiou, nud inevita
ble as iife.
It was the day before Thanksgiving
i'(.u'n, aud theie came to John C'.irtor in
his c flit e a nu'e and iuelost.re to tl-is j
t ffect : I
'Dea Cakh-r: I have been luclsv in I
ii... r. ... ,,t ; ,Li, i.. .....i ......
will tin t herein a eeitiileali- t!i -posit
iu i nr buuk to tho niao'in! e-f v.ur hi;.n
and interest. 1 want vim to knu-v th-it
sermon I e ver he-.r-', uud pretty m;ir
! cobv-rted me. O ld Llcss yon!
'J. PiKucn '
John laid his be ad on bis desk in i
itn iige, sweet, yet bitter arur.zoni' nt
ejouicl it oer ji", uie siunrr, au exsmpi
tor ami oi u;msir rjti.jiieniy ine-re swi -pi
a.-ross bis mind as with a breath of
divine power the ek-votio'i and nspiin'ioti
of David ufte r his ft II, the. work of Peter,
who before deuiid his Lord; the tender
forgiveness held out with sue1' pat ent
love t j Thomas. II seeded to l e ir the
sutii'! i?ear prticious vo'Vo sayit.g to him:
'Reach hither thy t'ni.t.er and behold ny
baud, reach hither thy bund nnd tl:ru.-t
it itdo my side, aud be not faithless but
'Tho blond of Chris, eleanscth from
Aud like Thomas, bi.s whole bear
')tirt;ed wi'biu him, find bis white lij s
whispered, 'Mi L nil and my Ood.'
The next day as his children were
cluttering ulx.ut him in the sunny par
lor, aud his wife, with the baby in her
arms crowing and trying to rea"h the
roses iu her hair, stood looking e n, fsr
lovelier and fairer than in her beautiful
girlhoeid. there was a ring at t'.iti door
aud the servant brought iu a basket if
exquisite fl iwcrs directed to M s. Car
ter, aud on the card wms wr.tlei. : 'A
thousand thiiuks lo hel;) join Thanks
giving!' It wai n phasant mysb ry onlv to
Sara. John Carter knew the hnudwrit
itg well, aud the wtrJs Mr. Dyer had
sail t) him a year ago 11 its Led into his
Yes; to-day he could be tkai.kful even
for his sin; it wis forgiven of Ood, his
grateful heart well knew, and but b r
that experience would he tvir hove res
cued Jacob Pierce so willingly, so joj
f ally, from tho depths where he had
fallen? Could a man who never had
stayed have Lai such intelligent pity
for another wauderer? or would be him
self Lave known throi'ith any either
tetehing tho exceeding bitterness and
siuiuluess of siu; have appreciated! its
wiiroj; or vol 'led its weight e.f degiada
It is true h:s soil was seirivd, I u'
scars nieau warning as well us (-bain-.
Ho felt sure toy that l.o earthly te-uip-tathm
would e i tim him cgm1; that f- r
all his life the tste of Mar.ib void l
warn him from strange fotiLtiiins; and
iu the iuinost recessi s. of his heart re-coi-'iii.itJg
the g-o-1 that Dtvlu," power
cau bring out of evil, he thuuked (lo.l
and took eouraire, iu spite of his great
The Sensitive Telephone.
The marvels of the telephone arc in
numerable. At an experiment made
the other day beiwei-n this city and
llarrisvilic, IP ar Fho nix, a distance ol
sixte 11 iniies, the ticking of a Watch
could In- heard distinctly. A sentence
uttered ill a whisper three feet from a
Wake transmitter was hoard at iheothei
end of the line. Mu.-ic played upon a
piano standing forty feet from the tele
phone was beard distinctly. It is not
uncommon for a man to a.-k a question
of a trie.id several mi its away and bear,
in the li-ieuil's house or office, Iho con
versation which precedes the answering
of the question.
A very striking instance of this sort
occurrt d in Hartford ihctlnnhiy. Mr
J (i. Ratterson called one of the hotels
and asked the clerk if an acqiiaintaiici
was in bis room and e on id be seen in
half an hour. Keeping t he telephone at
bis ear Mr. Hatte rson heard I he hotel
clerk cull on a waiter and give the mes
sage, lie heard the steps of the waiter
as be went up-stairs; heard him knock
at the genllctuan's itoor; heard the door
open; the message delivered; the gen
tleman's reply; the returning steps ol
the waiter; his conversation with the
clerk, and was in possession of all thi
facts before the clerk reached the tele
phone to reply to the question asbvel.
The Paterson silk mills employ 10,
How One Can be Mistaken.
J i iililMit see the s; i iilcci . how with ynu"
" Not si e I hi- spn.kci ? Why, sir, 1 weo two.
j Thus, ui-t-ortlit!; to an i piirruniniiitist,
I spake Pitt ami Dumlas us tin y wi re en-jti-iing
the house of roniiiiuns altera
j dinner where old port h.-ul Unwed freely
i for both. Ni less mistaken or less
honest, says Dr. Wharton in the new
I CrinUii'it Law Mny iziu': are sometimes
the le.-uliiig witnesses in iinportaiiti riin
j inal trial.-.. I,:uly Tii-liburne recognized
j the elainmnt :i ln-r lust sun, and other
! wilnessi s swore po.-itivi'ly to the s-nne
j effect, while tln-re was a mass of t"sti-
' showing, on the one hand, that
I 1m' W!,s !ln Australian busbinnn by the
i n:lIU'' "Castro, and. on the other, that
1 ''' W:IS Arll,,ur 1' ,,m' ,()" tri:,1'f
.' t rhster, the Jlarvard jilofrssor, for
nmi iler, several will: si s testilieil etu-
ph.-ilicaily that tln-y h.-'.d so ii Itr. I'.-ti k-liian.-iiive.il
Mlitne when he was un
iloiibti illy dead. Winn an ingenious
attempt was made to perpi Irate an in
surance fraud by fal.-i-ly n pn -i n! in l'
I'mli-rz-jok to be dead, a cnrpe, fraud
ulently pl'cpai'i il for the pUfiose, Wa"
iilentilied as his by a number ot wit-
nesses. Altii waid, w hi n in reality
L nib look had lain killed, si-viral
persons who saw iiis dead b-ly testi-
tinl that it wasnot his. Two men wen-
eecei.llv ll-l, ,1 in I'll,' oul f. .,- l,M,-'.,i-e
. ' ' - . '
i o I io io i oo ill l til' infill Ol mi 11 'I. I , -
toher ill, l-7:(. Four wiine
to havini' seen lie in at tl i
place of the butvlai'y. The
an alibi. Two,ve witm s.-c-ti
vi !y that on the evi ttitiir
the aci-u-' d were at home,
skillful eross-exa tiination
i s ti-.-tilii il
I illie at 1 lie
shake ibis evidelice
were aeiiuitti-d. Il
mill the pri-oiM is
that each of these I weivo w iiuces was
wioiiL'. They all agreed that the nijbl
lion was roiiifji, stormy ami dark.
Jit ol' Sunday, October II. was
ol Ibis il-script ion, but t In- nL'ht ol Sun
day, October '.'I, when lite burglary was
coinniilteil, was cli ar ami mooiifli. The
twe.ve wilnessi s had confouiiil' il tin
I ivo lOL-hls. In the Howlaml wi.l ease.
I'riif. Fierce gave the expert tcslinmns
that the improbability of two irinuini
signaturi s In iriLT ixacliy adke was. on
the doctrine of chance, so anal a.- to
amount to a practical impossibility.
Against this eviih nee were produced a
iiuinbi r of genuine siL'ti.-itut'es, w hosi
likcuos amounted to exact coiucidi u -i..
is atij.aivn! ',y no limit to the
There is a;i
f electricity lo tbi
i very day ule. 1 !c e.ectric
Ikdit has i-iiisc y followed the telephone,
and the latter La become an (rilinary
commonplace affair. Since then, uo-coiilin-i
to tie- S i ntfi Anii fii-iin, :i
novel and important improvi iner.t in a
special field of teli phonic um- has been
i-eporiid from l.o::, 'on. Our readers
an- familial- uilb tic- piitt 'inle oi Mr.
F.ilisoti's elcclroupilorapli or lollil
spi akinL"- tec -pli'iii". Iiy cmplovinu' bis
small e.i ctric motor io turn the chalk
cjlindirlhe telephone is made auto
matic. Instruments of this sort have
been placi d in, and a large number more
are in preparation, lor the London 'Itm
newspaper oll'oe; anil the reporters ol
the paper, say in p iriiam- nt, instead ol
reading tlu ir shorthand notes to copy
ists, and transmitting the longhand
opy to the prinoT, as li-a-i'lufor", now
read litem directly to the telephone, thus
saving the tim" of copying and carrying
the report. In the pi in! ing nlli.-c the
compositor sits at a tj p --si iting ma
chine and, as the ivpott is dc ivetcil to
him by the automatic telephone, he sets
the type as one would piay a time upon
a piano. II iving no copy to ileeiplu-r.
bis whole attention is given to the set
ting of the type ami iMioihor great sav
ing of time is i IV -cti d. The indications
are that by tho use of autographic and
automatic telegraphy (in conjunction,
pi rhups.with sten-1- :; phi ti ', -i vi iters)
reports ol public up -i lings will soon be
almost instant :v transmitted through
long ili-'anei s and at a Iruetion ol ex
pense which such work now involves.
By the same process, e!r:i in.'s as w ell
as writings, will be transmissible
quickly and economically. Such invi n
tions open up lines ot progress too far
reaching for tin- boldest imagination to
lining to Siberia.
Tl,e i . ir of all the Ittts-ias basan im
uii t,-e. cold country where he sends his
. limina's, and he punislcs lor vi ry
- il.l i lb nsi s, so he has many people
lo send. These convicts leave S: I'. lus
burg at nibt, the men baitig th- ir
Lands chained behind them, and w- liv
ing I. i ohainsof four pounds weid.l all
the way. The women go in gangs by
tl i msi Ives, wearing black cloaks with
hoods. The men who conduct l In in to
ibis desi dale land are mounted on horses,
oi I have long whips w hich t'n y Use lor
t'o-liasl ptovocatioll. Once tin re, they
work iar afii-r year in I be miii.-s novel
sc iegtbo liiiht of day. Tb'-y sleep in
reci -.-is hewn out ot the rooks, into
which they i-i-iep oil their h:.n.ls and
suns. They work Sunday the s-itn-
. iuv otbirihiy. No man who has
,ioi.i ! in I he mines is ever allowed to
i o-, in u hone . When he lias lost tin- ue
oi l is limbs, which happens iu a few
i at -. he is hauled up to die iu the poor
house. N dicing the many idle rucuin Augus
ts, tbi., who complain that they caunot
get work, the Von-Htufiojitiiitl advises
them to g iutu the country, faying:
'There is u demand for labor. N man
need staive iu this section of emr conn
try, nnloss hia pride pre vents him from
wo-king iu tb field. Pride and laziness
keep hnm reils of able bodied menontof
the fields in O -oria and other Htates.'
ITEMS OF (.'EMr! UAL I WE It EST.
There arc s.yono Knglish women in
Thene.xt Fo -miry with live Sundays
in it wiil be in I!U0.
One IJ stou firm has chared ? 100, 000
in leather since Set t. mber.
A Baltimore couple have bad nineteen
ehildieii in eighto-ii years.
The game of cricket h-is been a diver
tion for more lli-in -Vhi years.
In the north of I'lck-md a habit of
ether imbibing i: sii 1 to ptcvai'.
Of Kmrlish farni'-v, 1"7 were bank
rupt in Is". M'i iu "7s and I -1".l in ?.).
'J'i.c-are, in room! i:imo-oi s, VJ0,.
oi. oidii on il'-posit in the Mew York
State savie '.s banks.
France is s'.reng'. icning her army.
Five ii"V g.-'iefals o! 'division have been
-ippoitili d and eleven generals of brig-i-le.
A telegraph operator, named .T.-tekson,
of Ottumwa, fowa, has put forty-one
bundl ed words on one side of a postal
Chicago has .3.000 liquor saloons, at
wbi h ' 11 (liiti (i hi is spent, uud Illinois
the annuai expenditure at which
is $.v.'.eiH 'I'"
Cboc-ra swept away over ioa.onn
J. i nan' l-i -t yen-, y t ia l"" the
I'ni'e.! St -it - wore hori-ilii-d at a yellow
V-. or morta.lt of only 11 onti.
Ti", ing to get a b-isbrul young lady at
- n i" v lo g: v- vou a song. is. in one r-
ct. a plca-c-sing lii.it lu'.-OLUurn IU--u
Tlie pen with v.-ldcli Hovernor Cor
nell, of New York, signed bis first mes
sage was made from K gyplian coins 4.0oO
Ohiouns achieve mucin vai'To'.ls ways.
It is the proud iio.isl of one family ot
seven that tin y ate l,l j pies in 1HT9
Chieago has the largest grain eleva
tors in Iho world, and twenty-one of
thoin. Th" total capacity of those ele
vators is 17.00O. out) bushels.
Not iess than ' I J.liooddOis spent
very year to maintain the lninis'ors.
The sadons and tln-ir a-'-essories l'C
juiro ')(Hi.(iiiii,(iU(i lor thei.' supjiort.
Alex. II. Stephens' latest notion is a
gold four-dollar piece, to bee:d!ed 'stub
la.' Imagine a tac.n r-ayiLg 'I'll but you
a stilhi. '
Dr. Curtwrifht, in his report npcu
yellow f. ver ii- N -w Orleat s, fays: 'Five
thotniiud iutetaperate persons died be
fore the epidemic touched a single sober
mau, so fan as I can get ot tho facts."
A man po! angry in a di cus-sion at
C xiperstown, I!'. and shot ut his oppo
nent, but missed him and hilled a by
stander. Taking more deliberate aim,
ho tirel a second time, and another
spectator feli dea
Terrible distress and mortality pre
vail at Adriaiiople, especially among
the refugees. KifL'-e n of these were
found dead of hunger in one day. In
the mouths of the corpses were pieces
of wood, with which the unfortunate
persons had endeavored to satisfy their
Andaman island widows wear !'.e
skulls of their d.-'ci as. d husbands on
their shoulders. At a reeci.t lu tureon
ethnology at the royal college of sur
geons in l.i l.di n. l'i'of. F own- showed
the skull of an A.id.-imani.so, lo which
was Hitachi d an elegant webbed sling
by which it had. been suspended to the
widow 's neck.
The H sh its of fie M"t!io.list Eoisco
PU C iiir.-li t.rc all up re than fifty years
old. B s!io; 8 tt is seventy-eight,
tishop P vU siitv nine, li.sbop S mp-
so;i six'y uiue. M.sbop H mvuhu sixty
thne. It. simp Harris sixty -three, P.i-hop
p.is'ir s x'y, au I Il s!.op Wiley, liishop
M- rrtll nnd Bishop A-.i hreAH eich futy-
live years of II. e.
Siudeiits of national history will be
interested in the information given a re
porter the other night by a man named
Wo f, keipci- ol the Absccum (N. J.)
light. Tin-keiper said: " 1 have act
ually caught lloo birds bet ween the Hit
ting and windows ol the light. Ducks,
brant, geese and other smaller birds are
ollei. a;tiaetcd by the light into P,y
wife's kitchen. The pair ol geese which
you saw in my a iary 1 caught by the
bind legs as they lb w about t he light
one stormy night "
('. K. Blydciiburgh, the phenomenal
young marksman ol the American ri He
loam that eat l ied oll'the pt izi-at Creed
moor, in the centennial match, met
with an unpleasant adventure in Wyo
ming Territory one day r ntly. lie
stalled to ride from K iwlins mines to
Cheyenne, when a simw storm swept
(ver the plain and I he thermometer fell
to thirtY-livc degrees below zero. lie
was badly frost-billon, but, after in
tense stiff, ring, was torlunatc enough
to roach l.araiuie.
It was oflio ally announced iu Louis
ville, Ivv., that a combination had been
formed between the Liiiisvilleand N ish
villo and Ocorg a Cnitral railroads, to
lust for live years, which gives theLmis
villeand N isb ville Coaipauy the control
of every port oil the Mouth A'hiutio
coast, except Brunswick, Oa. At Hivac-
tab the nulrotd will eonnect with large
lines of steamers to N-w York aud Liver
pool, el it is their calculation to carry
freighi irom S . Louis and the other
Western cities to Vw York cheaper aud
as qnicklv as over the Virthom trunk
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