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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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PITTSIJORO CHATHAM CO., X. CAPIilL isso.
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ItutinrMH tin 'I i'rormnioiinl It tritm.
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
.lerlB.Tlllc, Chatham o., N. C.
UniO A. MOEIFd,
MORINC & MORINC.
Attoruoya a t Ija w.
irnnA.i, . c.
All business intrusted to them will reeeiva
prompt at lent ion.
THOMAS M. CROSS,
Attorney at Law,
PlTTDOHO', N. C.
Will practice in Chatham and snrroaa
eouuties. Oollectton of claim a specialty, ding
J. J. JACKSON,
AT TOR NE Y-AT-L AW,
pyAll business entrusted to lilm will r
civ.; jirompt a'tentlon.
Si. A. LOi: JCtJ, jr T
Attorney at Law,
PITTSBOUO', .. C.
Ha?-Special Attention Pnid t-i
W. S. ASHEHtOir, P. A. W1LET,
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
J. D. WILLIAMS & CO.,
Qrocsrs, ConuaisrLcn Merchants and
FAYETTEVILLE. N. C.
Certain and Reliable!
HmVAKDK INKAI.I.MlLK WORLO VS.-
NOWNED liEMl'.DV FOR WORMS
In nw for f!o by W. 1.. IiOilcn. in rittstnro'.
AU those who are ant,oyed wrh thane I'l-nts
are ailvmel to call m l yi t a packtKe of tbir
Talual le remedy. XtiiK coTip.jUiid in no bum
bug, but a granl ,urc "x. One xeiit uan'ed
in every town in the Htat. For paricn'arii
aldincii. iin-'.hiu,' a oMit i-lanp. It. .1 M
IIOWAIII). Mt. Oiiv. WvtiicriniitT. S.r.
Spring Wagons, cStc
made of tbe tet ma!i and fullv warrant
ed, to be eold rriffHrdlera rf cont. rartioo iu
want will cnicn't tbt-T own ititernt by exam
ining onr .tuck an 1 pneei before bnyina. a
we are rtPtirmnel ti eil, and bave cnt down
onr prici no tb T cnrmt be met by any otber
bouMi iu tbe state.
AlfO a full to -1; ,t.
I Imiil ZM:il I I:iiiiim
lilM' MlilNO douo at bottom prictx, and in
Kind for pr reo and enta
A. A. 1UUETII N .1 KOXS.
I'ayitt. ' ille, N. ('.
t. H. CAMERON, rrmHnt.
W. E. ANUEKKON. Vict J'rti.
W. II. UK KS, Stc'y
1h only Eons Life Icraanco Co. in
All Its fund loaned ont AT IIOTI :, ami
among our own people. We do Lot aeml
North Carolina money eoroi.l to build upotbir
Biatea. It i one of the tnt fucre-ful i'oni
paiitce of lie airo la the United Sutn.. t a.
a.Ha are amply uillcient. All lo-'.a palil
promptly. Eiht tbouMtud dollar! aid !u tli
laat two ynara to families in t'hntliam. It will
coat a man aged thirty years only five cent
day to insure fur one tbouraud dollars.
Apply for further information to
HJA. LONDON, Jr., Geri. Agt.
HTTSBOKO, N. C.
XOIiTII CAROLINIANS AND OTHERS!
Liquid Enamel Paint i
HEW JERSEY ENAMEL PAINT COMPANY,
II an been sold in yonr State Kir, FIT YEIR3 Thousands of gallons having been disposed
of. In no caee baa it failed to give satisfaction.
Tbe tnest public buildings iu Baltimore are painted with this elegant Taint, among which re
The Carrollton Hotel,
The New American Office,
The Armstrong, Cator & Co b Building.
The Hurst, Fnrnell & Co's Building,
The Trinity M.'E. Church South,
And otber PRIVATE RESIDENCES All Over tbe Country.
Mixed Ready for Use. Any One Can Apply it.
Sample card by mail on application.
G. P. KNIGHT. Sole General Agent.
AND MANUFACTURER OF
Roofing Paper, Building Paper A Roofing Cement,
No. 93 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, Md.
WILL YOU SELLTHE FARM?
Chapin's Farm Agency,
it A LEIGH, 1ST. O.
Dr. A. B. CHAPIN. Manager.
NOKTH CAROLINA BRANCH OF (iKOIlCIl
H. CHAPIN 8 FAIiM AGLNCY,
Special attention given to tte rale cf Soi-th
Carolu-a Rial H-tate. Ko charge n.ade until
a tale effected All property placed iu our
hands for aaie will be advertised in the popu
lar work, The Booth Illustrated, free of ex
pente. I The Charleston News and Courier sa.s:
tveryi-ijcy tu near a or ueo. ji. e.Lapius
farm sency. aud few are uuacquainted will
the success whiob baa attended Us operation..'
Tbe New Lagland Farmer myi: 'Geo. H.
t"! apin La adtertited bia ftrnis to tbe amount
of t 50.000 during tbe pat year. We caniui-Ld
h:m to our readers.'
The Aiken. H. C . Review sayn -!o one taa
done more tbin Geo. H. Cbspiu in ibe cause
of Southern in-m'trratiou. Oar village is
thronged with Nirt'jern people in Marcb of
Sorthem heme, ind Rood sale, aru being
made. Tbe '--loath Illustrated' is doing a grt at
ork for ns.' -
Tte New York TriLnne, the Boston Herald.
Jonrna), Ti aveler, Globe, and Advertiser speak
in tbe bight xt term of Cbapin's Farm Ageucr.
N. B.-6MALL FARM 3 (f,aitieularly) are
wanted at once.
Oftlae Fisher Building,
RALEIGH, N. C.
Briggs Building, Raleigh, N. C.
WAGON & BUGGY MATERIAL,
Steam Knines,! Jelting,
JACOB B. ALLF.N.
FKF.D A. M'ATSOK
JACOB S. ALLEN & CO.,
11ALK1GH, N. C,
ana innnufacturerH of
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mould
and all kinils (if Oroumcutiil, Scroll nu.l
TurneJ Work;Window an 1 Djar Frames
made to Order.
W Oive us a coll b. fore ordering.
tihops locatel on IIrrington atrppt,
where it crosses the Kulc-igh and Oantun
Tie boat of the Kxprees Steamboat Compa
ny will run aa follows from tbe first of October
until farther notice:
Steamer D. MCBCHLSON, Capt Alonza Gar
rison, will leave Fayetteville every Tueiday
and Friday at 8 o'clock A . H., and Wilming
ton every Wednesday and Saturday at 2 o'clock
Steamer WAVE, Capt. W. A. Roboson. will
leav FayetUrille on Mondays and Thursday,
at (J o'eioek A. M. , and Wiltulngtcn oa Tues
days and Fndsys at 1 o'clock P.M., connecting
with the Western Railroad at Fayetteville on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
J. . WILLI AITS 4, CO.
AgsnU at Fayetteville, N. 0.
C aprice at Home.
No. I will not say good-ty
Not good-by, nor acytbii g.
lie is gone I wonder why
Lilace are nit sweet this spring.
How that tiresome bird will sing!
I might follow him and ray
J act that he forgot to kiss
Biby, wben be went away,
Kverytbing I want I miss.
Oh, a preeieui world is tbife!
.... Wbat if night came and not be?
Something might mislead bis feet.
Does the mooa riee late? Abm:!
There are tilings that be migbt meet
Now tbe rain begins to beat:
Bo it will be dirk. Tbe bell?
Some one seme one loves is dead.
Were it he! I cannot tell
Half tbe fretful words I said.
Half tbe fretful tears I shed.
lea.'? And but to think of death!
Men migbt bring him though tbe gate:
Lips tbat bave not any breath,
Eyes that sUre And I munt wait!
Is it t ine, or in it laU?
1 was wrong, and arong, and wrong;
I ill tell him, oh, be cure!
IT tbe heavens are bailded ttrong,
Love i-ball therein be eeenre;
Love Ike mine shall there endure.
.... Listen, listen tbat is be!
1 11 not speak to bim, I ml v.
If he choose to say to me,
I was all to blame to-day;
Sweet, forgive me," by I may!
AUNT RUTH'S VALENTINE.
"Dinah," fail Aunt Bath, "thee may
light the gas in the hall and see who is
at the door; I hear the bell again."
' 'Deed, Missus, it's only another of
them mizzable boys with their valen
tiuos, I 'spect. My legs is abont broke
now, and I'se got a dreadfal misery in
my back a runain' to the door with
nothin' there but them no 'connt picters
and chalk marks on the Btepsl"
Mattering thns she Bailed from the
room with the air of an offended prin
cess; opened the door cautiously a few
i lichee and peered ont into tbe snow
storm that was raging; bnt seeing no
one, proceeded to slmt it with muttered
iLvectives against all "mizzable white
trash," when a small b iy, ten or twelve
years of ago, black as t bony, scantily
clothed in a cotton shirt and ragged
punts a world too largo for him, which
were drawn nearly to his t boulders end
held in place by smpeuders of twine,
mi J tnrned up at the ankle?, showing a
pair of bare feet, rose from a corner bt-
side the door. Kurvejii g her for a mo
ment quite as coolly as she surveyed
him, ho r.t last deliberately stepped
into the lighted hull, dragging by the
hand a sbiveriDg little girl almost hid
den in the folds of a ragged coat which
he dexterously jerked from her shoul
'Here's a wallcntine for the lady wot
"Then turning, he ran rapidly down
the steps and disappeared around the
lirst corner iu the snowy darkue?s,
while the bewildered Dinah stood star
ing Btupidly after him.
The little smutty-faced, blue-eyed
"valentine," so unceremoniously deliv
ered, stoo 1 motionless under tho gas
light, awaiting further developments.
Ditah speedily recovered speech and
tetion, and closed the door with a
"Missus, Missnal for the Lord's sake
lock -a here!"
Ai the laly obeyed the imperative
summons and etepped into the hull tho
little bundle of Utt.-ra and rags moved
to htr side and peered up into the placid
faca surrouudel by tuo prim folJ of a
(juaktr cap. SjBTntug to reognizea
friendly hiart shiuiu? in the scions
eyes, she thrust into her hand a scrap
of crumpled piper, saying :
"Dick writ it!"
Aunt Rath took the dooumnut, and,
with a pnzzled lo k at the bearer, pro
ceeded to decipher the queer hieroglyph
ics. It had evidently been a laborions task
for the grimy Augers that ha 1 traced
them; but she at lit piokl ont the
messuge embodied in letters of all sizes
and chapes. The writ.r had evidently
made it his sole aim to give the facts in
the case, proudly regardless of tho
minor csmiderations of orthography
"This littul gurl Hain't gt no folks
nor no wares to sta only a womman tl at
betes her orful aud me aud a 1? n with
straw into it to sleep in nights. I've
brung bur to bee yuro walliuline.
Shee's hungree. Dick."
While the lady was laboring over the
odd missive tbe little waif stood looking
sotier'.y np into her face, and wben she
raised her eyes, fall of pity and oom
passion, the child said:
"H told me he writ into it that I
wasn't nobody' girl only his'n, and
that I'd bo your wallentine! I don't lok
like 'em, bat I'll be it. I'd like to. It's
jolly warm here, only my feet's cold,"
and she looked down at the heavy boots
she had on, ragged and run over at tbe
heul. "Tbey's Dick's. He made me
wear 'em when I cried."
"Thee may taktj tho child to the
kitchen, Dinah, aud give her something
to eat. I will come jrreeiitly, and per
haps I can On I ont where she belongs.'
Dinah led her down the hall, the wet
boots ehnflling heavily over tne carpet,
an 1 the bright bine eyes, shining oat
of the t-nintty face like ttais from a mud
hole, lifted apprehensively to the dark
"I do declar fer it," nm'.teu-d the old
woman, "white trash and black trash is
mostly alike in their no 'ccntit prackf,
that's a fact! Bleat if this ain't the
queerest piece of business I'se ever seen
at this house yit? A wallentine! MisRus
Rith'B way ie so unexpected! Here, ron
poor little white beggar!"
Diuah's crnsty manner Boftesed a lit
tle as the watched tbe greediness with
which the chil 1 devoured the big slice
of bread and butter; bnt fht tacit -o out
right when, as she finished her feast,
the "little white beggar" slid from her
chair and caught aud ki-ed the big
black bacd, saying:
"1 Lkes you, 'cause you look like Dick.
I likes good black folks."
When Aunt K ith came down she
found her "wallentine" seatexl in Dicah's
own rocking chair btforc the fire, hi!e
Dinah herreif, down on the floor, bad
the almcet froztn feet in her lap, warm
ing them, and giv.tig veut to some vt-ry
nnorthodt x exprei-sions of opinion as to
the ordering of Providence.
"Bakes alive! don't know's it's so, but
the Lu'd seems to pay a mighty sight of
'teiition to some fohs and fergit all
about the rest. 'Pears like chi lun ought
to be looked after anyhow. Xuey ain't
though, hulf on 'em! Tilings is queer iu
this world if 'tis the LAl's world!"
"Well, child," said Aunt Ruth, "now
that thee is warmed and fed, will thee
t-ll thy name and where thee bc-louge?"
She shook Ler head.
"Djn't belong nowheres. Father al
ways calle 1 me 'Drat yog-Bab!' "
Aunt Rath sighed over this d jlorons
"Has thee no mother?''
"Once. She called me 'Here-jon-Biib!'
Father struck her on?e with a
bottle, and in the morning Fhe went
dead. Aud one day the perliee took
father away, an 1 old I! -t told me to go
'long too, and I went 'long fer as I conld.
I hadn't n'lwhercs to stop to, and I
crawled into Dick's box and he put things
over me aud tlxtd me a jo'.lj nice place,
and ev'ry dny h" t"o!-t care of me. lie
made this" and here the child litoeped
and drew from ouo of the capricious
boots, which she put on agan, upon
getting down from the rocking chair, n
doll, whittled from a stick and urtistical
ly fiuishe 1 w;th oil, as to hair, eyes
and mouth. She looked a', it admiring
ly for a moment, rearranged its drapery
of old print, which was somewhat dis
tnrbed by its journey iu the boot, and
restored it to its resting place.
Annt Ruth sighed again.
"Give her a warm bath, Dinah, and
then thee may make her a bi-d on the
lounge in my room. I will give bee
something that will eerve her as a night
dress." The poor little wanderiug child was
soon wrapped in a warm shasl and
curled down on tho lounge iu Aunt
Ruth's ple.isant room, too much excited
by the novelty of her position to sleep
too comfortable to do anything but Lug
her wooden treasure aud stare, first at
the pretty surroundings, tben at the
kind face at the fireside. Suddenly the
raised herself on her elbow.
"Dick said he heard there wamangels
that lived aomew'erea an' took care of
folks. B jon one?"
"No, no, child," said Aunt Rath,
gently; "I am only Aunt Ruth. (Id to
"Yes, 'm. But I do wish Dick was a
walh-ntiuo. "Jt's wery old into LU
Annt Ruth find Dinah sat h.te into the
night hastily f.tshiouiLig warm garments
for the little otio, aud cousi iered them
selves well repaid by tho .'cliglit with
which they were d jnued iu the morn
ing. While happy little "Drat -you Bib"
was taking her breakfast by tbe side of
the kitchen stove a shadow darkened the
window, aud the little girl, looking np,
"O, there's my Dick!"
Dinah opened the door and bale bim
"come "long in," giving him a jerk to
fiicili'ato bin movomeuts. He shamHexl
bashfully in, an I in a moment the
child's armi were around his nock, and
her fa"e, pretty in its unwonted cleanli
ness, nestled against his block cheek,
whila she poured out a torrent of eager
exclamations of satisfaction at being a
Wheu she at last released bim Diuah
took him by bin shoulders aud sou ted
him firmly in a chair.
"Now," said she, "you's just a goin'
to ret there till you splaiu this whole
'rangement to me and Mipsns. An' you
jext lay ont to tell the truie, the whole
trufe, au' nrifliu but the trnfe all the
way through that is, if ye kin. Niggas
is mostly mighty tinirtin!"
When Aunt R-iMi came down Bhe
found her "wallentine" bringer Bitting
by the fire with little Bab at his Bide,
her two little bauds tightly held in one
of his own, and supreme satisfaction at
the suoocfb of his odd scheme shining in
every feature of his honest face, ner
eyes filled aa sho sto id in tho door a
moment unnoticed by tho children, bat
she was not given to demonstrations and
made no comment.
And then Dick rose in bis place still
holding both the little hands.
"I hain't got much to tell, roa'ma. I'm
only Dick tho loo!blaek, an' this yer
, l.tMe girl I foutd clo night last week.
Mv- aLd Joe Jliffeity Lai I een to a place
i where they had Pome p'ctets an' thingB
the man ed!td a paLdorjmmf r, aa'
when we came cut 'twas late and we was
c Id an' we ran all the way to the box.
Tue bcx is a big box down by Uigby's
warehouse, an' we sleep into it. An'
I c iuulu iu: lime iu cuneu up miu
j it aslct p. Joe Le was aoin' to booLce
I Ler, bnt when Le seen how little the was
j he didn't. He jest yanked his coat '.iff
an' pnt it over her an' Bome old carpet,
toi, an' we did cover h r tip elegant,
an' she si. p' till mornin'. In tLe morn
in' she tuld us she ha lu't no place to
stay, an' we reckoned to take care of Ler
our own selves after t'jat. Joe an' me
got her crackers and milk an' tbii.g
wben we could, an' we made believe she
was oar housekeeper. Joe swep' the
crossin's, an' one day a team knoc&e-d
him down nu' killed him all of a sudden.
Tuis here Bab she cried bo, an' was so
Ion -some after .loe that I allowed it was
better to try an' find Ler a bome if I
could. I sien folks a seudiu' wallen
tines for presents, an' I thought some
one orter like a little girl better than a
picter. I seen you on the street, mama,
tho day yon gave the lame, man some
money, an' I fallowed along to eee
where yon li.'d, an' when you went np
the steps you seen me, an' you smiled
ont of yonr eyes so good thtt I 'most
knowed you'd be kinl to a little girl
what hadn't cjbody but me. Sh-j's real
cute, mi'mt. I s?eu you one-;, too,"
add d he to Dinah, wl.oFtood with dish
towel in hand, gravely weighing 1 is
words. "I was a blaekin' a feliers's
boots on the marke-t the day yon boxed
that chap'd ears for dragging the dog
over the stones in the gutter. DiJn't
he rnn, though, when you let him go?"
"I 'ch.r for't," said D nah; "he's
tellin' tho trufe! 'Peard like I felt he
mipht be 'liable the niicmet I sot eyes
Dick male r.o commtn'. ou Dinah's
change of ba-e, but looked earnestly
into Aunt Ruth's face. As the sniil
nothing ho rcpeited timidly, with u
little quaver in bis voic :
"She hain't trot ro mother nor no
body in the world, only me, ma'tni; an'
she's real cutel"'
"Dick," said AuLt Rutli, quietly, "I
should think theo would rather find a
home for thyself tliau to take so mui'h
troutde for a s:trauge little girl."
"Ma'ma," faid Dick, gravely, "I
heard a preacher man ou the str.et oue
day tellin' about a good feller that want
ed tho little chil lren to ik care ef, an'
that he said into some book cr otber
(he had it, an' rea l out of it. I 'Wueii
yon do it to them yoa do it to me, an'
I'll remember an 1 be goo 1 1 you some
time fer it!' When we fonnl B ib a
cnrled np in the box lo iking so little an'
so hclplets, I th mght it meant for us
to take care of l.rr, tin' poor Joe, Le
reckoned so, too,"
"I think Til keep my valentine, Dick,"
Aunt Ruh said, with a smile. "I
never Leurd of sending back a valentine,
I believe. And I think 1 wiil send olc
myself, too. Thee may carry it for me
to Friend Bradley's olli -e, on Harlem
The note was written in a fair, npright
hand, in a few concise words:
"Fhibsd Biiadlf-y: I fead thee a
valentine. Thee will find tne lines be
longing to the picture in the twenty
fifth chapter of M itthew, fortieth ver.-e.
It is a year since Auut R it Li reci ived
and sent a v dentine, and the Uuof
February, lS'Sd, when it comes, will
find no happi-T c'jild than l.ltle ' D.a'
jou B ib;" no prouder boy than ' V,il. n
tine Dick," who o.vuoie the itt of
errand boy iu Frieu I Bra 1 ley's ofiice;
no more peaceful heart than Aunt
Rjtli's; and c rtaiuly be woul 1 fad to
spy out, wdh his stronge-t beams, a
moro diguified, undismayed, constitu
tional grumbler than poor old D uah,
who pots or foils tht U) children as
inclination aud opportunity dictut-., and
who Rums up the whole nnlter in these
"H .nn'times children ia comfort, bnt
mostly tliey is au aggravation. Them
two them two WHlletitim s is a weariu'
tholiieont of my bones, the po t or
phanless things! But Missus Ruth is
ho t,ot Mi heir ways that I'vo got to have
'em underfoot to the end ef time, if the
Lord spares u-!''
A Wooden Match.
A North Carolina paper, the Abiuplou
Staitd iiii has the following : Some
tune ah-o Mr. F.. A. Johnson, uf Johnson
Brothers, jfweh r, of this place, made
a plain, open-face wooden wotch that
attrae'ed a great deal of attention, but
wa- subsequently txtlipsed by Mr. Dor
iot, of Bristol, iu a watch s-'tuewhat
luoie elaboruto iu design. Not to be
outdone, Mr. Johnson put to work on
another watch, and has turned out a
handsome double case stem-winder and
stem setter, every piece of which, save
the main and hair springs :nd crystal,
are of wood aud made entirely by his
own bunds, Kveu the spring t the
cases are made of wood. It keeps
splendid time, and is sufficiently strong
to be nsed aa a time keeper. It is of
ordinary size, and when ornamented, as
he exp. ..i to do, will be n hand -wo e
tribate tohis skill and ingenuity.
10K THE FAIR SF.X.
White pansh a tire used for bridu
Buttons will be as fanciful as evu
Th'-re are twenty-two new shades in
open-work si.k stoe-kins.
Lutes ring ribbons with f a'.her edter
are eorniii iu fashion aiiain.
Bi iiee.eis should be worn on the wrist
wlii n piuced outside ion gloves.
Imitation Aieneon point is much
ued to trim kf-rehi. f and nr-ekth-s.
Isabeile yellow is the proper name for
the c offee color so prominent in iace and
Bolts and rivets in metal are to fast' n
on the triuimiui-'s of bome of the sum
Outside j;M-kel are made with very
large iiearl buttons, but are otherwiM
Plain grenadine and brocade grena
dine wiil be combined in summer
gowns this year as they were iast sum
mer. Fiain iinens and cottons, and very
simple stripes, are to be the favorite
wear .f our F.nglish sister? this sum
mer. 1ouisine siiks are rf pl.v cd this sum
mer by what an caiied canvas si.ks.
Tliey have alternately stripes of plain
color and of brocade on white ground.
Ixosely woven Cheviots in pinhead
el, eeks of two colors or of two shades
of one color, wiii be wor n lor traveling
suits this summer. Tin y are wide and
not vi ry expensive.
Si a-r'i ' n. which is to be fashionable
Lis summer in thin simhN. r.'.'Msto be
lighted u; with pink ribbons or pipings
to become hlondi s, and In uneites cannot
wear it at all.
I.oli-' j i' kets, made ti.'ht at the wai-t
and I' :e liin li arly to tl.e hem of the
skirt, have lu eri introduced in KnL'iari'l.
They are almost exact. y like the oid
lasbiolii d l.asijuine.
Camel's hair goods appears stio an
o' d.er -t ie this jear. It is made with
thi'-k round thr ads, ;,,oely woven, and
i- t rtli'f striped, clouded or strewn with
tiny il i-hes.
One ( f the new ways of dressing the
hair is to part il in front, criaiping il
sightly, and to fast' n it into on. ;:n-j,-lir
ai 1 at the 1,. pi:i ing a !, in tl.e
e.nter of th Knot and n rose iow on the
The KlfTcrem e.
It is frequently p-inarked, says Jn
nie June in tl.e AVashington ft ir, that
one of the great ad vatitag.'S which the
dress of gentlemen pos.-csses ove r that
of ladies is the peruiam tit cut and style
ol tli. ir lull, or wi.it is known as
' i veiling dress." With a clean shirt,
a dress i oat and white tie ail men look
line gentlemen, and what is more, lee,
like, me. This is riot always the east
with the evening dress of woiin n, not
withstanding the va-t amount ef
trouble ami anxhty it costs tin in. be
cause it issoo.'i. ii d.il'eiMit front any
thing else they ever wore b.loic in tlnir
lives, and liny are not .-up of it or them
selves. Fu.i dies i ujht to Lave some
thing distiin live about it, and il should
not chang very oft' n, or in essential
ideas. The skirt should always be ruore
or less ttai' i d, the boi'lce cut square or
open, and the sleeves lo or below the
elbow sons to allow of the delicate tin-i-hing
of lace, the dipiay of jewels il
need be, arid ti e wearing of long, glovis.
A darkshoit -tie. t -uil is as much out
of place iii a drawing-room on a " drr-ss ''
occasion as the business suit of a man,
and for a gentleman to make his appear
ance in sui li a costume at a formal
gathering, would be to exclude liinr from
the li-IS of iMP'sts in the future, unless
li is poverty or his ji nius formed a suf
ficient excuse. The s'iort ilr sscs worn
at dancing paitics by young girls are ol
course ii. o-t lining ami pivptr. Tlcy
are tisti a ly nf light delicate materials,
and as charming as the wearers. Thej
have a reason i 1 ing which the
walking suit has iiot-in such com
pany. A riiysicbuiN Mistake.
Dr. ClemeiKcau. the eminent Parisian
physician, is also a member of the
French legislature. II" is a bri-k and
busy man, kcviily cog'ii.anl of lie hu t
that " time is money," and, the idler
ray, while he was in attendance at bis
Montinartc eonsultinc room, two men
si liuilaiieousiy solicterl an interview
'A ith him for the purpose of taking his
advice. O.ie of them, admitted to his
presence, and asked, " What was tie1
matter with bim." complainee of a pain
in hisi he-t; whereupon be was ordered
to lake off his shirt, and 1 r. Ciemcnceau
-ubjeclci- liini to a careful examination.
II. fine the doctor, however, sat down
to write bis prescription, he rang tin
bed and ordered his servant to show
the other patent into the copsuitinu
room. As the latter inten d the door
way Dr. Ciiiin iiceau, without looking. '
up front tl- desk at which he was I
wriling. said to bim: ".lust undnssl
yourst-ii, loo. it you will be so good.
We shall suve time by your doing so." j
Without a moment's hesitation tie-j
second visitor proceeded to take off his
clothes, and by t he time the doctor had
finished wriling his recipe, taken his
fee, and dismissed the preceding patient,
was stripped to tbe waist ready for in
spection. Turning toward him, the doc
tor observed : " You are also sutlcring
from pain in the chut, are you not?'
" Well, no, doctor," the man replied ;
' I have cilled upon you to beg that
you wiil recommend me to the govern
in "t lor a pi.-i'-c in the postoflicc."
ITEMS OF (JEXERAL INTEREST.
Trying to a n.istiful young lady at
a p irty to give you a song, is. in one re-v'-ft,
a picasc-sing, mailer. OlUiwi lie
piiWiOHrj. A divorce was le-ci ntly granted hyonc
of the eoui Is of Indiana, win re the only
all -gallon against the 'defendant waj
that he hail Cold feet!
An exchange asks: "What is nearest
to the heart of tl." American citizen?"
We should say !.s undershirt, or bis
h' st-protector, if he wears one. Site
A city ordinance in Terr? Haute com.
p. ls ev ry n. an ket ping a canine to put
up m ar his ga'.e a ,-i. n, " 15. w are of the
rii g." and it is a iovijy sight to see n
two pound b.ack-arni-tan loafing around
nr.e ol these lolici a.
The Dennis family at Beaueoup, 111.,
found bits of glass in the sausage nt
breakfa-t. and that day the chiiilren's
li i th i rum-he. ! powder, d glass in tl.i ir
lum heoii at school The mother eon
lessed that wi-Ling her relatives to die
in tin- most horrible ma:, ner possible,
si.e h;.d plar.lnd to hi. . lin m with the
The u'll'itlitouo gva-shi.!.,ier has ap
I '.'ii'o! in lliis-la and has aiarmed the
g'.verriai' nt, wlii h has a.n ady teiit a
ci. ntili" comii.i--ion to investigate ll.c
habits and pn-si'ile depredations of the
im welcome visitor, at.d with most un
w. .come r--.-u.ts. But it is iii..i:g,i that
e-ltaill l.i.ds il:h- l-itiig the Caucasus
ir:'nra y prey upon tin- imu-ts and
.vi'U.ii In-only too happy Pi make their
a quain'ar.ei . .ii. ! an ll.-rt will hemade
il.tl oliuce l),i j to i a. h olh' r.
It is estimated that the total cost of
the bridge connecting ltnoklyn wilh
N"W York will excel -1 iTJ.o-HitsMi. This
will make the Bionklvn bridge by far
' In- most expensive bridge in the world.
But it is un ;U -lionabiy the boldest un
i! riaking in the way of bridge -structure
. vi r aii'-mpti-d. Its ci r.tr u span across
t'v-F. i-t river, front tower to tower, is
I Vii teet long It is lieariy boo feet
vifi-rihan tin-now wi-h-st span that
o! the bridge at Ciminnati across the
The most recently published figures
-bow that suicide i.- on the increase in
srancc. Iii f.ue the Franco-! icrman
war tin- avi rage rium'-i r of suicide, only
- igl.t y ex--enl, (! 5.1 mi a year, and now
they i xeec d 'i hmi. In Paris there arc
:!in e linn s as many suicides committed
a- iii the country. Mo-t of the mi n who
destroy ih"in-e vi s are b:ichelors. The
-pring is the linn- of the year when sui
cide is the most fn ju- nt. and death by
hanging is more Usua.iy resorted tothan
any other mod.- I s- It'-d'-lr.ietion. be
ing consid-Ti -I more expeditious.
Silver, next to iron and gold. is the
most extensively diffused niet il uj-on
the globe. It is fit i uentiy found in a
natural state, though n- ver chemically
pure. In ing invariably mixed with gold,
coppi r. antimony and other nntals.
1 lie ri In st siiv- r mine in the world is
1' -tosi. It i-situat-d on an elevation
p. con feet above sea level, in arcg'ori of
perpetual -now. It has always been
worked in a very rude manner, yet it
has a, f.-ady produced .J".ll,(KHI,0lHI, and
shows s-n of. ,aU-tion.
An instrument called the staihmo
L'raph, lor recording the spud of rail
w ay trains. Las bet n in vi nti d by a (ier
man mechanician at Casscl, and works
-o well that the 1 'l u.-sian government is
about to ti st it on some of the State
ini'S. A dia. in view of the engineer
i. abies him to ase. riain tli" velocity of
.is iocouii'ti . c at any lnoiii-nl, and the
l aiiges of spi d an graphically repre-
nted upon a r- 11 of t aper, which can
'c studied at the end of the journey.
A curiously pathetic little story
eoin-s from liio. Dr. Frank Bledson
and wift ,ol lli'iiiviist iw n.scp irated four
teen years ago, an 1 tic wile proru led a
divorce, retaining t'n ir two little girls.
The doctor soon in irried again, and his
second wile, afier hearing hiiu live sons,
died. Then a correspondence sprang
Up be! ween the do. -tor and his former
.vile, whit h resulted iii a n newal of the
old love, an.l a promise of remarriage.
They met and the p.ighte-1 lailh was re
newed, the doctor promising lobe kind
and loving to Mrs. B.edsori antl her
childieii, but tc.ld her that she must
likewise be a liv-thcr to his five boys.
She indignantly said, "Never!" The
doctor took the train to join his live,
boys, while Mrs. B.edsoii took her two
girls an-! h turned to In r home in
'Cast thy bread upon the waters;
rthoti shalt find it alter many days."
The historic ii editor of ihe i'liiladel-
!,ia l.nl.xr has umarthi-il a striking
i u-tratioi of tin- old text. In the
yi ar IOi the eoiidition of New Eng
ianel was one ol fearful desolation. One
in eleven of tin- New Fiigland towns had
been destroyed by the Indians, and the
same proportion of nu n cnpahleof hear
ing arms had fallen by massacre, or in
open encounter wilh the Indians. The
tic Us had lo be abandoned i.nd bread
was at famine siaircity. During n
period of the most acute distress in 11176
tin-Rev. Nathaniel Mather, resident in
1 ubiin. probably upon ad vie e-s ree-eiwd
bom the Bey. Increase Maihcr, resid
ing in Boston, suggested the relief of
the I'olonists. Citi.-ns of Dublin
freighted the "good shin Catherine "
with provisions, which we-ru duly re
ceived, thankfully acknowledged and
equitably distributed. The governor
and the local magistrates superintended
the- distribution. In Boston 402 persona
were reiievctl, and in other towns tlm
re- ipie-iits ruade up the total to 2,361.
I ll it liubiin food cast upon the waters
in b'Tti is on-'i- more returning nftcr
many yeai -. One vast drill ol it w nt
li.e-k in 1-10 7 and another goes now in