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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
AD V KHTIHINO.
EDITOR AM TKOIMUKTlMt.
On square, tw iitteiilun,.
Our Muart', !; ni'.iitli,
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
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PITTSBOKQ', CHATHAM CO., N. C, APIUL 1, 1880.
P. A. WILKT
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
IllI.EK.II, X. .'.
J.D.WILLIAMS & CO.,
Grocers, Commission Merchants and
FAYETTEVILLE. N. C.
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
.llorlngiivlllr, Chut bum Co., N. C.
' S M-HINIl,
A1.FHKI) A. MOBINO,
MORINC & MORINC,
Attor uoya At Iiawi
Dill HAM, N. C.
All business iutrueted to tbem will reoelve
THOMAS M. CROSS,
Attorney at Law,
riTTNBOUO', .. f.
Will praotico in Chatham and enrroun
counties. Collection of claims a specialty, ding
J. J. JACKSON,
AT TOR NE Y-AT-L AW,
PITTS no no', x. c.
t-AU business entrusted to liiiu will ro.
civ.' i'-oinpt a'tentlou.
Spring Wagons, &c.
made of the beat materia1! and fully warrant
ed, to ho told legar llei4 of cost. 'Parties in
want wiil consult thiir own hiterent by cxam
iuuiK our stock and prices biforebnyinK.au
wo are determined to noil, and have eat down
our prices so tin y cannot be mut by any other
iiouHe in the Htate.
AIo a full stock of,
llnnd 3Inlo IlnrncKN
REPAIRING done at bottom pri.es, and iu
bent rumii r,
Ht-Lil for pr.rea am' rnt-i.
a. A. McKEiIHN HONS.
Kv..r,.ville. N. C.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
PITTSKOKO', x 4
sWSpaeinl Attention Paid M
Certain and Reliable!
HOWARDS INFALLIBLE WORLD RE
NOWNED REMEDY FOR WORMS
I. now fur silo by W. L. London, in rittoboro'.
All thmn wlin are annoyed Willi (hone rents
rn adviscl to call and get a package of this
valuat li remedy. Thia onmpouud ie no hnni
bng. but a grand siirei.H. One agent wanted
In every town in the Htate. For particular..
11 b". enl(iinir 3 omit stamp. Dr. J. JI
HOWARD. Mt. Oiive, Wayne couutv, N.C.
RALEIGH, X. CAB.
P, n. CAMEROV. rrni-lmt.
W. E. ANDERSON, Vict Vrtt.
W. II. HICKS, S,(-y.
The only Home Life Insurance Co. in
All IU fund loaned out AT IIOtIK, and
among our own people. Wc do not rend
Nor lb Carolina money abroad to build up other
Btnle. It is one of the most successful i om
paniea of its age in the United Blnlcs. lu as.
sets are amply auluciunt. All losses paid
promptly. Eight thousand dollara paid !u th
last two years to families in Chatham. It will
cost a man aged thirty yean only five cents a
day to Insure for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further Information to
H.A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
PITT8BOKO', N. C.
W. K. ANDERSON.
North Carolinians and Others!
LIQUID ENAMEL PAINT!
NEW JERSEY ENAMEL PAINT COMPANY
Has been said in yonr Scats EtGIT YE VR1 Thousands of gallons having been disposed
of. In ) ease ba. it failod to give .ttiifaotiou.
The finest publ.o buildings in Baltimore are painted alth tkia elegant Taint.
THE CARrtOI.LTON HrntL.
1HE NEW AMERICAN OFKIOE.
THE ARMSTRONG. CATOR CO.'s BUILDING,
THE HURST. Pl'llNF.LL A CO.'S BUCf.DINfJ,
THE TKIN1TY H . E. CHl'KOQ, (SOUTH),
And elegant PRIYATE RESIDENCES sU over the country.
Mixed Ready for Use.
Bsupls car 5 by snail on application.
O. P. KNIGHT, Sole Ceneral Agent,
AND MANUFACTURERS OF
R00F1KG PtrEIl, BUILD1SG PAIBIt, AND ROOFING CEMENT.
09 W. Lombard St., Baltimore. Md.
WILL lOUSELLTHE FARM?
Chapin's - Farm Agency,
liALElGIl, N. C.
Dr. A. B. CHAPIN, Manager
NORTH CAROLINA MUNCH OF GEORGE
H. CHAPIN'S FARM AGENCY,
Special attention given to the sale of Sorth
Carolina Rial Kitattt. No charge a ado until
a sale ts effected All proptrly placrd in our
u.umb inr bkiu win uo savoriiHea in mo popu
lar work, Tuj Booth Illustrated, freo of ex
l llA f'li.r Aulnn K..wtm - .1 ' . . . ...
'Everjbody tiaa heard of Oeo. H. Chapin's
uo .uuwm wii-uu uii aivenuua us operations.
Cbanin hasadveitised his farms to the amount
ji tou.i'ou aunug me pane year, wo commend
him to our leadeie.'
Th liLnn U n II . . 1 VT V
done mcio than Geo. H. Cbapm iu tbo caufe
ui uuviunu iiiiui kiauuu, uur VIUBKO m
.Miuiigvii wi-.u nuriuera people in searcn or
Sonthern homes, and good sales are being
made. The 'douth Illustrated' is doing a great
Rum lur up.
Th. Vw Vftrb IV.. TJ .1 tr 1.1
JonrnalTTravsiur, Globe, sud Advertiser Fpeak
in the lunest terms of ( :bapin's Farm Ageucv.
N. D.-HMALL FARM 3 (pauicularly) are
w .11 wi ai uuoh.
Olllce Fisher Building,
RALF.IC.n. N. 0.
T.H. BRIGGS& SONS,
Driggs Building, Raleigh, N. C.
WAGON & BUGGY MATERIAL,
Steam Kngines, JJelting,
JCOBA B. ATjLEN. FRED A WATSON,
JACOB S. ALLEN I CO.,
llALKlC.H. N. C,
and manufaotarers of
Sash, Doors. Blinds, Mould
BDd all kiniis of Ornameut.il, Scroll and
Turned Work; Window auditor Frames
made to Order.
W Give us a call before ordering.
Shops located ou Ilirrington Rtrcet,
where it crosses the ltaleigh and Oaston
The boats of the Express Steamboat Compa
ny will run as follows from th first of Ootolet
until farther notice:
Steamer D. MUHCHISON, Capt. Alonsa Gar
rison, will leave Faetteville every Tuesday
and rrirl.v ! ft n'nlivk 1 M n,l Wiln,inn.
I ton every Wednesday and Saturday at 3 o'clock
Steamer WAVE, Capt. W. A. Roboson, will
leave s'aystUviUa on Mundaya and Thursdays
at 80'slosk A. M. , and Wilmington on Tues
days aad Fndaya at I o'clock P.M., connecting
with the Western iUiiroad at FayettevUle on
Wednesdays and 3tm'ajs.
J. D. WILLI A MH Jk CO,
Agents at FayettevUle, N. 0.
Any One Can Apply It.
Hie world thou seek'st to kaow
la elten dark and drear;
Shadows around may tall.
Tke hill thou ellmb'st is high,
The price is great and near;
Write ' duty " on thy heart,
The road is smooth to all
Who have a conscience clear;
Walk wisoly en thy path
Anil persevere I
Be Ann! Ii fortune (ails,
Lite's burdens do not lear;
Go forth with manly pride,
Few fail who seek to w in,
Voue stray who rightly steer.
Tains is the prue it thou
Around the darkest storm
The sun's bright beams appear,
With light aad hope lor all
Tke world's tempi iitions score;
Let ntlnra wealth revere;
atu strong in riht, detest the wrong,
Then, when lile's twilight fades,
The thought will give thee cheer
lidtl thou in trials passed
Jic I'oi k Evtninj Pott.
" It w;is a scandal," the neighbors
snid, " that Miss Delia should be obliged
to take boarders, lifter all she'd been
through; and heaven knows boarders
didn't help a body to work out her
salvation. And so much money in the
family, too, taking it by and large.
Wasn't her Unele Kben, over at Dover,
well to do, and not n rlih-k of his own
to care for, except the boy he had
dopted, who was no credit to him? It
was odd, now, that a man with poor re
lations should take to a stranger, when
his own flesh and blood was needy; but
sometimes it did seem as if folks had
more feeling for others than for their
own kith and kin. Then there were
cousins in the city, forehanded and
fasi.ionahlc, who never were worth a
row of pins to Delia; and there was her
dreat-unelc John's widow a-larkingon
ihe Continent, a gambling at Uaden
iiaden and trying the waters of every
liineia' spring in the three kingdoms,
for no disease under the sun but old age.
She'd been known to say that her own
folks were too rich already, and prob
ably she would endow some hospital
with her property." l'lainly, wealthy
relatives were of no value to Miss Delia.
To be sure, she had never seen her great
aunt since she was a child, when her
Uncle John had brought her into their
simple life for a month's visit, witli her
French maid and druses, her jewels and
fallals, which won the heart of her little
namesake. Since then Unele John's
widow had become a sort of gilded
creation, always young and always
beautiful; for, though Delia had re
ceived little gifts from time to time
across the seas for the last fifteen years,
she had neither heard nor seen any
thing of the being who had inspired her
youthful imagination, and was quite
uncertain if such a person as Mrs.
John Rogerson was in the land of the
living. Dead or alive, she seemed to
have made no material difference in
Delia's humdrum life. After having
Eursed her father through a long ill
ness. Delia found that he had left a
heavy mortgage on the homestead, and
her mother and herself on the high road
to the poorhouse, unless they should
bestir themselves. As her mother was
already bedridden, the stirring naturally
tell upon Delia, and she advertised for
(JOOI) BOARD IN THE COUNTRY, BY
' the riversi Ie, at noven dollars a week.
I .ir go chambers, bmad pmezaji, fine views,
hemes and new milk. One mile from the
"Cheap enough!" commented an
elderly lady who happened upon it.
"Delia Rogerson. An old maid I sup
pose, obliged to look out for herself.
I've a good mind to try her broad
piazzas and new milk. If I don't like
there'll be no harm done."
And so Delia's first boarder arrived
an old lady, with a false front of hair,
brown, wrinkled skin, faded eyes, a
black alpaca gown and a hair trunk -Delia
made hi r as welcome as if she had
been a duchess; lighted a wood fire in
Mrs. Clement's room, as the night was
damp, and brought out her daintiest cup
and saucer, with the fadeless old roses
wreathing tin m. " Wonderfu'ly kind,"
ie fleeted Mrs. Clement, as sho combed
out her wisp of gray hair and conlided
the false front to a box. "Wonderful
kindness for seven dollars a week! She's
new to the trade. She'll learn better.
Human nature doesn't change with lati
tudes. She'll find it doesn't pay to con
sider the comfort of a poverty-stricken
old creature." But. in pite of her
worldly wisdom, Mrs. Clement was
forced to confers that Delia had begun
as she meant to hoid out, though other
boarders came to demand her attention,
to multiply her car's. The fret and jnr
of conflicting temperaments under her
roof wna a new experience to Delia.
When Miss Grcsome complained of the
mosquitoes, with an air as if Miss Roger
son were responsible for their creation;
of the flies, as if they were new acquain
tances; of want of appetite, as though
Delia had agreed to supply it, along with
benies and new milk; of the weather,
aa f the had pledged herself there
should be no sudden chnngeg to annoy
her boarders; of the shabby house it nil
its nntiiiuated furniture, "too old for
comfort and not old enough fur fash
ion" then Delia doubted if taking
bonrdfrs was her mission. "What
makes you keep us, my dear?" asked
Mrs. Clement, after a day when every
thing and everjbody had seemed to go
wrong. " Why didn't you ever marry?
You had a lover, I daresay ?"
" Yes; a long time ago."
"Tell me about him-it?"
"There isn't much to tell. He asked
me to marry him. He was going to
Australia. I couldn't leave mother and
father, you know (they were both fee
ble), and he couldn't Btay here. That
"And you you "
'"Now nil men besides are to mo like
"And vou have never heard of him
" Yes. He wrote ; but where was the
use? Iteouid never come to anything.
It was better for hi 111 to forget me and
marry. I was a mil stone about his
neck. I didn't answer his last letter.'1
"And, supposing he should return
some day, would you marry him?-'
" I dare say," laughed Delia, gently,
as if the idea were familiar, " let the
neighbors laugh ever so wisely. I've
thought ol it, sometimes, sitting alone,
when the world was barren and com
monplace. One must have recreation
of some kind, you know. Everybody
requires a little romance, a little
poetry, to flavor everyday thinking and
doing. I'm afraid you'll think me a
silly old maid, Mrs. Clement."
"No. The heart never grows old.
The bkin shrivels, the color departs, the
eyes fade, the features grow pinched;
but the soul is heir of eternal youth is
as beautiful at four-score asat'wcct
and twenty.' Time makes amends for
the ravages of the body by developing
the spirit. You didn't tell nie your
lover's name. Perhaps you'd rattier
" I Its name was Stephen Langdun.
Sometimes Captain Seymour runs
against him in Melbourne, and brings
me word how lie looks and what he is
doing; though I never, never ftsk. and
Stephen never auks for me, that I can
Delia's summer boarders were not a
success, to be sure. If they took 110
money out of her pocket, they put none
in . Sho was obliged to eke out Iter sup
port with copying for Lawyer Dunmorc
and embroidering for Mrs. Judge Dorr.
One by one her hoarders dropped aw.iv,
like the autumn leaves; all but old Mrs.
" I believe I'll stay on,"shesaid. " I'm
getting too old to move often. Perhaps
you take winter boarders at reduced
" Do you think my terms high?"
"Hy no means. Rut when one's
purse is low "
"Yes; I know. Dostay at ynur own
price. I can't spare you." She had
grown such a fondness for the old lady
that to refuse her at her own terms
would hav" seemed like turning Iter own
mothirotitof doors; besid- s, one inoulh
the more would not signily. l!ut tw
found it hard to make both ends meet,
and often went hungry to bed that her
mother and Mrs. Clement might enjoy
enough, without there appearing to be
"just a pattern." At Christinas, how
ever, came a ray of sunshine for Delia,
in the shape of a hundred-dollar bill
from an unknown friend. "It can't be
meant for me," she cried.
"It's directed to Delia Rogerson,"
said her mother; "and there's nobody
else of that name, now your Aunt Delia's
" We're not sure site's dead," objected
"Horrors! Don't you know whether
your own aunt's dead or alive?" asked
Mrs. Clement, in a shocked tone.
" It isn't our fault. She is rich and
lives abroad. I waa named for her. I
used to look in the glass and try to be
lieve I'd inherited her b2auty with the
name, though she was only our great
She ought to be doing something for
" How can she, if she's dead? I don't
blame her, anyway. Her money ii her
own, to use according to her pleasure.
Uncle John made it himself and gave it
" Hut if she should come baeK te you,
having run through with it, you'd divide
your last crust with her, I'll bo bound."
" I suppose I should," said Delia.
The winter wore away, as winters will,
and the miracles of spring began in fields
and wayside; and Delia's boarders re
turned with the June roses, and dropped
again away with the falling leaves, and
still Mrs. Clement staid on and on. Just
now she had been for some weeks in ar
rears with her reduced board. No
money had been forthcoming for some
time, and she was growing more feeble
daily, needed the luxuries of an invalid
and the attentions of a nurse, both of
which Delia bestowed upon her, without
taking thought tor the morrow.
" I must hear from my man-of busi
ness to-morrow, Delia. I'm knee-deep
in debt to you," t lie began, one night.
" Don't mention it!" cried Delia. "I'd
rather never see a cent of it than have
you take it to heart. You're welcome
to stay and share pot-iuck with us;
you're such company for mother and
"Thank you, my dear. I've grown
aa fond of you as if you were my own
flesh and blood. There, turn down tl.
light, please. Draw the curtain, dear,
and put another slick on the fire, pleas?.
It grows chilly, doesn't it? You might
kiss me, just once, if you wouldn't
mind. It's 100 years or so since any on !
And the next morning when Delia
nnied up Mrs. Clement's breakfast,
her boarder lay 1 old and still upon the
The first shock over, Delia wrote di
rectly to the lawyer of whom she bnd
heard Mrs. Clement speak as having
charge of her nll'.iirs, begging him to
notify that lady's relatives, if she had
uny. In reply, Mr. Wilis wrote: "The
lute Mrs. Clement appears to have 110
near relatives. Some distant cousins,
who, having abundance of this world's
goods, yet served her shabbily when
she tested their generosity, as she has
tried yours, are all that remain of her
family. In the meantime, I enclose iou
a copy of her last will and testament,
t peruse at your leisure."
"What interest does he think I take
in Mrs. Clement's will," thought Delia;
but read, nevertheless:
"Being of sound mind, this sixteenth
day of June, 18 , I, Delia Rogers' .-n
Clement, do hereby leave one hundred
dollars to each of uiy cousins; and I be
queath the residucof my property, viz.,
thirty thousand dol'ars invested in the
Ingot mining company, lifly thousand
in United Slates bonds. twenty thousand
in Fortune llantr 1 mills, and my jewels,
to the beloved niece of my lirit husband,
" Dfi.ia i;;n:-"iN
"vf Cri'Jthuniiijh, Mtinc "
"'For I was a stranger, ami ye took
ie in ; hungry, and ye fed me ; sick, and
ye ministered unto me.'
"(iuodness alive!" cried the neigh
bors, when the facts reached their ears.
" What a profitable thing it is to take
boarders! Ever) body in town wid be
trying it. Of --"rse Steve Langdoti will
come home ami marry her, if she were
forty old maids. You may stick a pin in
Deliadid not open hrr house to board
ers the next season. She found enough
to do in looking after her money and
spending it; in replying to letters from
indigent people, w ho seemed to increase
alarmingly; in rcei iving old fiends,
who suddenly found time to remember
her existence. And, sure enough,
among the rest appeared Steve Lang
don, and all the village said : "I told
"It's not my fault that you and I arc
single yet, Delia," he said.
" And we are too old to think of s
change now, Steve.''
"Nonsense! It's never too late to
mend. I'm not rich, Delia; but I've
enough for two and to spare."
,-I wouldn't he contented not to drive
iti my carriage and have servants under
me now," laughed Delia.
"Indeed? Then perhaps you have a
better match in view. Captain Sey
mour asked me, by the way, if I had
come to interfere with Sijuire Jones'
"Yes? Squire Jones proposed to me
" Now, see here, Delia. Have I come
all the way from Melbourne on a fool's
errand? There I was, growing used to
my misery and loneliness, when the
mail brings me in n letter in a strange
band, which tells me that mydiarlove,
Delia Rogerson, loves and dreams of me
still, is poor and alone, and needs me
me! And the letter is signed by her
aunt, Mrs. Clement, who ought to
know. I packed my household goode
ann came "
" I'm glad you did."
"In order that I may congratulate
S iuire Jones."
"But I haven't accepted him. In
fact I've refused him because "
"Because you will marry your old
love, like the lass in the song, Delia!"
InCroltsborotlgh p ople are not yet
tired of telling flow a woman mails'
money by taking hoarders. Miry N.
VtscoW, in Indi jH UtlaU.
Famous for His Apples.
Robert 1.. Peil of apple h.i'.ie is among
the recent deaths, writes a New York
correspondent, lie was the most suc
cetsful 111:111 in this spci ia'ily in the
world, and his fruit was not only known
in the British iinnkit, but also iu the
Orient. As a gentleman farmer he had
few equals in Ann tica, since he made
liiselegant rural life highly profitable.
He had an immense orchard on the
banks of the Hudson, whose product
was entirely liuiitid to pippins. The
fruit was carefully pu ked, the inferior
quality being l ulled out for cider. The
remainder was then pinci d iu a sweating
house, where the moisture was evapo
rated, after which it was packed in
boxes of an exact size nnd sent to a
foreign murVet. Pell found the fruit
business the best kind of agriculture,
and it made him immensely rich. He
owned a fine house in Fifth avenue,
which he made his winter home, and it
was at this place that he died.
In early lite Pell traveled exti nsively,
and not only niaiW the tour of Europe
but reached the Orient, including a visit
to the Troad. This in those days was a
remarkable distance and he carefully
improved the opportunity. He was a
very agreeable man in conversation,
nnd as a combination of elegant man
ners and agricultural success he had
few equals The famous pippins have
carried his name to a wide ranuc of
foreign parts, and if their culture he
propirly maintained it will he a fortune
to his heirs. Pell informed the writer
that this immense orchard, numbering
20,000 trees, was all derived from a
couple of trees which his grandfather
brought from tbo town of Newtown.
h. I., whence we now have the term
" Newtown pippins." The family had
devoted itself to this specialty, which
made them rich. No wonder, indeed.
when Pell's pippins retailed at uineivnu j
apiece in foreign market.
A Lady's View of Washington.
A lady writes from Washington to tin
Springfield ItcjnMimn as follows 1 I'
seems to me that no one, certainly ne
one new to Washington, can come here
and seethe eapilol Jbuilding without a
thrill of national pride. It is so gtaii'',
so imposing, the situation so superb and
the grounds about no lovely even now
on such days as yesterday and to day,
with a real fresh tinge of green in the
grass on Capitol hill. InBide, the mar
ble staircase?, the bronze doors. the
frescoed ceilings anil the tiled floors
seem to increase rather than to di
minish this feeling, and it lasts unti
the eye fulls upon the gigantic spittoon:'
that stand in every angle, and seem t
the imaginative mind like the corrupt
and fiieguous growth which clings dis
gustingly in l lie fairest and most unex
pected places. I never see them .villi
nut a fort of despairing feeling, for they
arc such a dreadful blot, and will make
one think of everything that is vile in
stead of everything I hut is lovely.
Togo into the House of Representa
tives is to the uninitiated very much
like b'-ing let into a ni lingerie, lor the
atmosphere is very warm and close, the
ventilation is very defective an odor
of cigar-smoke adds its I urth 11 to n
sensitive organization, and there is an
immense am unt of howling on the
floor. This is my impression of it all.
although I've listened very intently
and tried to become informid in the
ways of the government of my eounirv.
The speaker spi mis most of his time in
pounding violently with his gavel, and
nobody seems to care whether he poim.ltj
or not he apparently do's it for lis
own amusement. Thm with a very
few exceptions everybody t 1.1I steaks
acts exact ly as if lie intended to anni
hilate every holy else. I n v-r tan
understand what they say, except by
snatches, and what I do hear seems to
be of very little importance. ; does
fecm so ridiculous for a ninn to get up
and work himself into a tremendous
passiwn swing his arms, poun I on his
desk, walk up and down the aisle, grow
red in the face and s we. 1 up the veins
on his forehead, and end with a grand
peroration about "blowing the htiie
till it resounds again" all of which I
heard and saw theother day while all
the other members are reading news
papers, smoking outside the rail, writ
ing at their desks, chatting with each
other and continually passing in and
out, while nobody seems to pay any at
tention to this exhibition of feeling.
They seem .0 take special delight in
contradicting each other flatly, insist
ing that somebody is out of time or
order, and on the whole I've come to
the conclusion that things couldn't he
much worse nnyway and who knows"
if they mightn't be hi tier even if
wi nnnl.ail a seat in this august (?)
The Senate is better that is, they
don't rant so violently but seems slow
aud stupid, and I'vu found myself won
dering several times what it all
amounts to, after all. I have bei n
able, after giving Hie clorcst possible
a'tention for softie ime, to make out
that they've been agitating the ques
tion of a mud road somewhere in In
diana, and I have heard something
about Indians, and that's all.
lialllotlued at lofd Haivu.
It is just ten years ago, day for day,
says a Paris correspondent in a recent
letter, that the notorious Troppman, the
murderer of the Kink family, was exe
cuted on the Piuee de la Ruquettc. This
morning another convict of the same
stamp underwent the penalty of death
on the same spot. Prevost, the police
man who m nr:1 1 led the woman Biondin
and the jewelry dealer L -noble, and
afterward cut their bodies upand thiew
the pieces into the sewers, was guillotined
there at daybreak, ii hav.ng become
known last night that his appeal for
mercy had been rcj- ei d b the president
of the republic, a large crowd began to
assemble as tar y as nine o'clock. The
executioner arrived at four o'clock and,
aided by his assistants, recti d Ihe guil
lotine about twenty p ices from the cen
tral door of the prison. The guillotine
once in order the headsman and his as
sistants entered the prison to arrange
what is called the toilet of the culprit
previous to his death. The Abbe Cro
zes, tbu chaplain of the jail was the first
to enter the prUoncr's cell. Prcvost
started up, gazed wiidiy at the lcverend
gentleman, and then buried his head in
bis hands, trembling and groaning.
" Alas!" said the chaplain, " the e is n.i
hope now hut in the mercy of flod."
The condemned man then left his bed,
but he was too much overcome to dress
himself. The task was done by the exe
cutioner and his assistants. He was
then left alone with the Abbe Crozes to
prepare his soul, lie embraced the
chaplain several times and wept bitterly.
"Tak courage, lake courage," said the
reverend gentleman. "Yes, yes," re
plied Prcvost, " I will take courage and
try to meet my fate. I a-k pardon of the
police administration, to which I lie
longed seven years " The condemned
map, after kissing the eiueilix three or
four times, marched ou'. to the gui i lot ine
with a firm step and in an instant he
was on the fatal lisrule. The spring
wa touched and a dull thud was heard,
and the next second his head fell into
the basket. Alter the execution the body
and head of the murderer were taken
to the school of medicine, and having
been sown together electrical experi
ment were made on them, nnd in t!'e
opinion of all the doctors present death
must have been instantaneous.
The Connecticut house of represen
tatives contains ninety-four farniT8 and
ITEMS OF (JENERAL INTEREST.
A negro in Newton county, Ga ,
Jaims to be 1-Jfl years old.
The calculation is made at San Fran
cisco, that there are over . 100,000. 000 of
hanking capital and deposits in Cali
The life of tlm late Marquis 01
Anglesey was insured in various com
panies for an .vgivg ite amount of not
less than :i,7.ii,(oii.
Creat Britain is a growing country.
The excess of births over deaths in the
whole United Kingdom for the last three
mouths of Jh:u was 'JlHr'J.
An English journa ist observes that
"every traveler in the United States
has h id aba'i l. 111. experience that the
American syste'u of checking luggage,
supplement! d by tin extire3 agent, is
such an improvement upon our system
that it is imp i.s .ihie to understand why
we did not long a.,'o adopt it."
From P-fi9 to 177, inclusive, 194
deaths I.V.I of men and thirty-live of
women from lightning are returned
by the registrar general as having oc
curred in England. But these returns
are admittedly incomplete. In Prussia
during the same period of lime, witli a
population exceeding that of England
nnd Wales by only some five per cent.,
According to a report from the statisti
cal bureau of Benin, 1,001 deaths were
caused by lightning, ill the forty-nine
irovcrnuiert.s of European Russia 4.510
Jeathi are recorded from this cause
within live years, and 4,1'U tires are at
ribtitcd to the same meteoric energy.
An extensive Nevnda lake has nays
crioiisly disappeared. Where at one
time, says the Eureka Leader, was Ruby
lake there is at present not a drop of
water. This sheet of water seven or
eight years ago was from eighteen to
twenty miles in length, and varied in
breadth from half a mile totwoor three
miles, and was in a number of places
very deep. It was fed by springs along
the base of Kuby mountain, and was the
I n gest body of water in Eastern Nevada.
For a number of years it has been grad
ually drying up, until at last .t has en
tirely disappeared. What has been the
cause of this is a mystery. The Ruby"
range, besides being well wooded, has
been the best watered chain of moun
tains in Nevada.
A Canadian defaulter played a cute
irick. Having stolen and skipped with
$6,(100 which was intrusted to him in the
double capacity of postmaster and tele
graph operator, he stoppid in the even
ing at a country village and stepped
into the telegraph oilier. There he
heard the nica? ige come over, "robber
escaped." The operator was a girl, and
he told her he was a repairer sent by
the telegraph company. She asked him
for hel i, as the wires were out of re
pair. So lie took the message in full;
but. instead of copying out. invented
and substituted one saying that the thiol
was coming that way, and would try to
passhimselfoll'foradcteetive in pursuit
of the thief. 'Fin n he " lit out " again
and crossed the line, settling in the
United States- Meanwhile the pursu
ing detective, who never caught him,
was arrested and trotted around the
village for people to look at as the big
thief, till the robbed man came up and
At Wilmington, Del., a first trial has
been made of the Fish hawk, a steamer
built for the use of the United States fish
commission. The Fishhawk is an iron
steamer of some 5u0 ons, 150 feet long,
twenty-seven feet beam, with twin
screws, and the hull is encased with
wood. The vessel is specially adapted
to hatching fish and transporting young
lish and spawn. She will be roomy
enough to carry some twenty officers
and hands, with additional space for
such complement of men as may be
requisite for securing spawning fish.
Tnis vessel wxs contracted for in June
last for if fi.Oiio. Willi the present aug
mi ntation in tin price of material, she
would certainly cost to day some fifty
per cent. more. The Fishhawk,
equipped as she is for this special work,
marks the most notable advance that
has yet been made in fish culture, and,
no doubt, her plan of construction and
methods employed in hutching fish,
looking towurd ihe production of fish
food in the future, will be copied by
other countries. Tlu vessel is amply
provideu witli lifting engines, a no
small part of her duty will be to work
dredging appal at us.
The Berlin MVitar-Zetiung prln an
interesting paper on the watering of
horses, a subject, the writer remarks,
to which too little attention is given by
olliecrs in command of mounted troop.
The practice of allowing horse to
drink on iy once a day, and then in the
evening, which is advocated by many
because it is in vogue among the Arab,
is strongly reprehended by the German
writer, who points out that while in
Europe the horse's ration consist al
ums' exclusively of corn and hay, the
Arab gives his horse date, a variety of
plants, and even milk. Fed aa they are
in Europe. ui armies, horses should, the
writer maintains, be given water three
times a day, and they should be allowed
each time to drink as much a they
like. On the march also horse should
be allowed to drink whenever circum
stances permit. Formerly men on the
march were strictly forbidden to drink ;
but now, on the contrary, especially
when forced marches have to be made
in hot weather, care is taken that they
shall be able to obtain water, aa it it
now recognized that the body must be
compensated for the moisture it lose in
profuse perspiration. A with th man,
o with th hone.