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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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riTTSBOKO, CHATHAM CO., X. C, AVML 22, 1880.
BuHhtHH anil VrofeHKtonnl nrtla.
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
Morlnatavlllc, C'IhiiIiiiiii Co., N. f.
JOB M. VlRIMfl,
ALFRED A. MOniNn,
MORINC & MORINC,
Attomoya At Law.
Il Itll.VM, N. V.
All business Intrusted to thorn will reoeiv
THOMAS M. CROSS,
Attorney at Law,
riTTNlMIKO', N. V.
Will praotioe In Chatham and anrronn
ooontiei. Collection or claim a speoialty. ding
J. J. JACKS ON;
AT TOR N E Y - AT-L AW,
WAU business entrusted to liimwlllre.
eyu prompt attention.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
PITTMBOKO. X. .
f9-Special Attention Pnid M
W. S. ANDER805, T. A. WIIBT,
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
K.VI.KIGllI, X. '.
J.D.WILLIAMS & CO.,
Grocers, Commission Merchants and
FAYETTEVILLE. N. C.
Certain and Reliable!
HOWARD'S ISFAf.I.IHLE WOKLO RE
NOWNED REMEDY FOR WORMS
la now ror aale by W. L. London, in Tit If Wo'.
All thnae who ate annoyed wi'h Uicho Peats
are adviaod to call and ge t a package or thin
valnable remedy. This compound in no hum
bng, but a grand sncc-". One agent wanted
in every town in the State. For pBrliiin'arn.
addie.H. ftx'loMn:; 3 cent stamp. Dr. J, M
HOWARD. Mt. Orivo, Wavnocnm tv. N. !.
Spring Wagons, &c.
made of the beet mati rials and fully warrant
ed, to be cold regardless of coat. 1'artie in
want wiil commit their own intcrcat by exam
ining onr atork an-1 prirea before bnying. aa
we are determined to i-ell, and have cut dowu
onr pricon fo thev cannot to met by any other
honns in the HI at".
Alao a full eto"k of.
IIixikI AIal I lni'Ilfait
REPAIRING douo at bottom prises, and in
Send for pr cea and rwu
A. A. McKETFIAN X SON j.
Fay, ttovillw, N. ('.
RALEIGH, . CAR.
7H. CAMERON, rrtrttmt.
W. 1C. ANDKRSON. Viet Prti.
W. II. HICKS, Sn'y.
Tht 00I7 Home Life Iniuranoe Co. is
All 1U fund loaned out AT HO TIE, and
among our own people. We do not send
North Carolina money abroad to build up other
Butoa. It is ono of the mont Biiceeiaful com
panies of Us age in tho United Stated. Its aa.
set are amply sufflcleiit. All lowa paid
promptly. Eight thoutaud doll.irs paid in the
last two years 10 familiss in Chatham. It will
eoata man aged thirty years only Uve cents a
slay to insure for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further information to
H. A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
FITT8BOKO', N1. C.
XOliTIL OAKOLTNIANS ANP OTHERS!
iquid Enamel Paint:
SEW JERSEY ENAMEL PAINT COMPANY,
Has been sold in yonr Sate F.KIT T YEAR! -Tho oaands of gallons having been disposed
or. In uo ca-p baa'it failed to give aati.ifaclion.
The finest puhlio buildings in Biltimore are painted with this elegant Faint, among which a.e
The Carrollton Hotel,
The New American OfScc,
The Armstrong, Cator & Co s Building,
The Hurst, Purnell & Co's Building,
The Trinity M. E. Church South
Ann oilier PRIVATE RESIDENCES All Over tbe Country.
Mixed Ready for Use. Any One Can Apply It.
Simile cards by mail on applisation.
G. P. KNIGHT, Sole General Agent,
AND MANUFACTURER OF
Roofing Paper. Building Paper & Roofing Cement,
N5. 93 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, Md.
WILL YOU SELLTHE FARM?
Chapln's Farm Agency,
liALKIGII, N. C.
Dr. A. B. CHAPIN, Manager.
NORTH CAROLINA BRANCH OF GEORGE
H. CHAI'IN'H FARM AGENCY,
Special attention given to the sale or North
Carulina Rfal F.atate. No oharge made until
a .ale effected. All property placed in oar
hands for Hale wili he advertised in the popu
lar work, ThJ South Illustrated, free or ex
The Charleston Nowa and Courier aays:
'Evervbodv baa heard or Goo. H. L'hauiu'a
farm agency, and few are unacquainted with
the sncocaa wliiob has atteuded its operation..'
The New England FHrmer aaya: 'Geo, II.
Chai.in haa advertised his famn to the amonai
ot 150,000 during the past year. We oonimcnd
him to onr readers.'
The Aiken. 8. 0., Review sava: 'No one baa
done more than Geo. II. Cbapin in the carina
or Southern io.migratiou. Oar villa fie i.
thronged with Nortborn people in aearch ot
Hontliurn homes, nud good .ale. are being
made. The 'South Illustrated' ia doing a great
work ror u..'
The New York Tribune, the Beaton Herald,
Journal. Traveler, Globe and Advertia.r apeak
in the biglient terms of Chapin'e Farm Agcutv.
N. B.-SMALL FARMS (earticularlj) are
wanted at once.
Offloe Fiaher Ballding,
RALEIGH, N. 0.
T. H. BBIGGS & SONS,
KrlgH Building, IUleigb,N. C.
WAGON & BUGGY MATERIAL,
JACOB ft. AI.LRN.
FltFD. A. WATSON
JACOB S. ALLEN & CO.,
:uai.i:kih, n. c,
m il manufacturers of
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mould
ntiil all kinds of OnuimentHl, Horoll an.1
Ttirnfil Work; Wiuilow ami Door Frames
run !e to Order.
" Oivo w a cull before oriliring.
HLops locatoel on Harrington atrert,
where it croaees the ltiltigh and Gaston
Tbe boats of the Express Steamboat Compa
ny will rnn as follows from the first or October
j until further notice:
Steamer D. ML HCUISON", Capt. AlonzaOar
rison. will leave Fayetteville every Tuesday
aud Friday at 8 o'clock A. M., and Wilming-
' ton every Wednesday and Saturday at 2 o'clock
Steamer WAVE, Capt. W. A. Roboaon, will
leavM Fayetteville. on Mondaya and Thursdays
at 8 o'eioek A. M. , and Wilmington on Tuea
davs and Fridays at 1 o'clock P.M., connecting
I with the Western Rulroad at Fayetteville on
I Wednesdays and 3ntur. aya.
J. D. IT ILLIAJiS A, CO.
Agents at Fayetteville, N. 0.
The lmi'0 hie.
Mini ennnot draw water Irc.m mi empty well;
Or trneo the alorii a tluit gi)si'9 tell,
Orgutlier tho somi.laol 11 peuliug hell,
Miiu never cun atop the liillcws' ronr,
Nor chain tho winds till thoy blow no more,
Nor drive true love. Ik. in a maiden's door.
Mnn cnuiiot o'orliikn h Heeling lie,
LI nnge his wheal to a tlelil id rye;
Or call hack years that have lonj; (;ono by.
Man never can lnihecl'l luther time,
Uuin the height ol a poak that ho cannot
Or tru.it the hand that hath done a 01 inio,
Mnn cannot aei nel word recall,
Fetter a thought, bo it jjrciit or small,
Or lioney extract liom a ilrop ol null.
Man never can lncknid tin n tho tide,
Or cimnl the Ntars t lint lire aeatteiod wide,
Or find in a loo! a timty gniilo.
Mhii ciinnot rinplruil irom worthies.- seed,
Rely tor uti'enth on 11 broken reed,
Hi gain a heart he Imtli eaux il to blued.
Man never can hope true pencil to win,
I'lensuro without 1111 1 joy within,
Living a tliounhtleHM life ol nin.
Kose Forres'er's Fscape.
" Kveryliody envies Roe Porrester."
Tn' pule jtirl, in pilil euliuvd tiilk,
lifieil tin' brodtl lids frm her flear eyes
for a moment, as the speaker's word
reached her ear; then she hint over I hi
photographs upon her lap again.
She handled the pii tures with an en
tliusiaslie apprn iatiim of their worth.
fo alisorheil in their examination !u to
he totally uneoneinus of the tall, fair
nmn who stood quite lvar, looking
down at her with .111 apparent stuhleuly
a wakened interest.
" Relnncinj; to such a nieo family, an
heiress, and so beautiful !''
The eontinuiil words of the speaker
reaehed How.ii'il Mauley's ear, hut evi
dently Uiwe Fnrnvler did not hear
them. Slie turned with a sparkling
smile to lier hostess, and wan still talk
ini? w itli In r of the photographs when
Mr. Clinton hrouuht Howard Man ley
up for an introduction.
As she rose in the full litiht it revealed
that she was very young, seareely
twenty, yot tall ol btature, ami with a
certain marked repose of manner.
Her beauty was not conspicuous she
was too pali ; yet Manley saw how per
fectly cut was every feature, how clear
the dark-era eyes, how dark the curl
in. it la-hes. The ripe lip-i shut over lit
tle teelh as white as milk, and the eon
tour of the faro was a perfect oval.
Tho piri's natural and spontaneous
manner told that she aave the young
man, at first, no unusti'il attention. Lit
tle by little she olisi r Veil him-the lair
hair shadowing the white forehead, thr
dark blue, pi uctraling ryi s, theuitusiial
jrraee of figure, the faultless dress.
Her inanner win so cordial hud
stiendly, and unmistakably rl.arni'm.'
that Manley racked his brains lor the
chance of a next nu etini?, but was
obliged to abandon it when Miss For
rester was joined by her brother.
She left the room, but instantly he
thanked his pood fortune at the litiilinu
of a ruby scurf pin which he recognized
naliers. It was easy to deride the r
nan'ent too vaijabie to be entrusted to
n messenger. It was a presumption
which he would uiairiuu with ease to
call upon and restore it.
Rose was not a belle. She had too
much depth and passion of nature to
ever be a society woman ; but she had
her admirers, and out of them she soon
She could not tell why, but his looks,
words, every act, had a charm for her,
anil the eloquent blood tinning her
cool cheek at his nppi'oach told him the
story of his power.
He was a proud man he might well
have been a happy one b it he often
bore an air ol noticeable weariness and
depn ssion. This, in nnwef to Ui.sc'.
geiit'.e iinjilii ics, ho attributed to ill
iicalth. Spring was opening, with its vivid
suiisliine, its lu'iiiiy air, and Rose was
very happy. It seemed to her that it
was the pleasant influences of the sea
son which made her daily ways so
light; the tender colors, sights and
sounds surrounding her daily walk with
Manley in the park, which made them
Perhaps they helped to make bet
spirit Btronstso that she dared say to
h-r.i'lf, "I love him!" and say it with
out reservation or fear; for she knew
that it was but a little while since she
had first met him, and of his past his
tory and much of his present she knew
No; she feared nothing for hirself.
To lore and be. surrounib d with tender
ness was happiness enough tor her; she
asked for no more. Yet some instinct
or trace of worldly wisdom made her
withhold her confidence from In r
brother, who was In r guardian; hek.iew
nothing of the intimacy.
From the night she hid first met
Manley at Mrs. Clinton's party, she
never knew any one who knew him in
timately. Ho told her that he had no
living female rel lives 110 home.
He evidently had means at command,
and procured for her, with an ingenuitx
which was a most e t.uis. the rarest and
most bcautifu' gifts- Her delighted re
ception of them seemed a mutual joy
which prevented tiny possible fctliniroi
obligation on her side. In truth, full o!
the passionate impulses of youth, she
was deaf, dumb and blind for any thine
but the fullness of tbe present.
Hcrbrottn reame ii:tothc music-room,
where she sat at the piuno. dreamily
playing, one day.
"Rose, will you give me your atten
tion for a few minutes?"
He held an open letter in his Land.
He was twenty years older than herself,
a world-wise, prudent man.
" Poclor Wingrove proposes for your
hand. You are aware that it will be
11 very admirable match, are you not?''
Rose had a strange, stunned feeling,
yet she bowed faintly. From childhood
she had been greatly under Iht brother's
"I should like to write I, im favorably.
Rose. Have you any obj-etimi?"
She found herself upon her feet, shiv
ering in the May sunshine.
" I would have a little time, Edwin."
"Certainly, if you wish," though hi,
brow slinhHy clouded. "The doctor
will not probably look for an immediate
The next moment Rose had escaped
from the room, and was locked in her
During the next two hours she hardly
knew what she was d in'. She found
herself walking the iloor, and wringing
her hands. At last she slopped short,
with a sense of pridr.
"Tle re is no reason no reason in tin
world I dare tell my brother why 1 will
not marry Doctor Wingrove."
Doctor Winifrove was the noblest and
3entet of men, singularly handsonn .
wealthy, ami hiirhly connected, and
barely thirty years of me. lie had
known her since childhood, never made
love to her, but now that the offer rd
marriage had come to hi r, she realized,
somehow, that ho had always loved
Kose was conscious of a racking pain
in her temples, at last. The chamber
Catching up her cloak and hat. and
tying a veil of heavy black lace across
her face she went out into the street.
She soon walked herself weary, with
out abating her painful sensation, ami,
returning to the street in which her res
ilience was situated, uttered the publi.
enclo-ure of trees and shrubbery which
ornamented the square. A fountain
bubbled in the center; the stone vases ol
fiowers sent a sweet perfume upon tin
So close to her home, she had no tim
idity, and, sinking upon a circular scat
surrounding a large tree, she gave her
self up to her absorbing thoughts.
It was soon dark, yet bin! had not
stirred. In her black dress, in shadow,
she was unite unnoticed hy two men
who crossed the street from theopposite
side and satdown behind her.
She would then have risen and glidid
away itiet!v. but that the movement
was arrested by Howard Mauley's voice.
" How soon ?" he asked.
" Now, my dear brother. I'll stand
the risk no longer. I've passed false
money enough for you to shut nieup
for the rest of my life, and I value my
liberty, singularly enough."' sip ci i"gly.
" Well, we 1, I am iiiing 1 notig'i to
go, Fred. Ileavin knows that I a n as
sick of the busiress as you can be. Coin
ing Isn't all prosperity. In a new coun
try I should feel like ntiother man.
" I am sure of her. I'm Idm'tliketo
urge a hasty marriage. Slie has an old
fox of a brother, who i;viy be inconve
niently curious regarding my affairs. If
we could wait till the autumn, now, !
might enter some respeciali.c business.''
" I tell you it won't do!"
Both rose in their cxcitciui nt, and in
voluntarily walked away.
Plainly, under the gas';ii'!;t. Rose saw
Howard Manley and h s hr.'ilier p iss
uinier the street. Ticv ue coin- rs.
More dead than alive, s'.ie crept into
the house. But Rose was ru a .veil.
g;rl. Before midnight she hail plae 1'
Howard's gifl.s in a clo-e l aekigenm!
sealed with them a note, hrietU .-taiin.
that she had heard the convi r,'diot: ii.
tin park. Thenex' nior.iiii.: i' was ilis
As soon as her brother broached the
subje-t of Dr. Wingroc's proposal, s.'o
asked to have the latli r call upon her.
He came, with countenance so high ol
purpose, with eves .,0 luil of truth, th-i.
slie involuntarily contra led Howard's
ied. reticent face wi h it; but she told
Dr. Wingrove. all the truth.
" Perhaps it was wrong but I loved
him loved him purely and my heart
is torn and bleeding. I am wild wilh a
secret pain which I must hide from
vervcne. Ii I had never known him!
But I cannot imagine that. Tnis terri-
hie experience has changed me; I am
not the can -free, h.-'ppy, trusting gin
you knew. I cannot love you: but pity
me be my fri ml! I must ta'k to some
one, and, oh, tin re is no one in the
world so kind as you!"
Was Dr. Wingrove piqued hy this re
ception of his proposal? No, he was
too ircncrous atit tenib r for that.
"Poor child!'' he said, in a tone so
soothing that, for the first time, Kose
tf-tve way to a relieving burst of passion
"What shall I do? What do you
think of me?" slie asked at l.-c-t.
"We will wait, and I think that I
love you," he answered, quietly.
So two kept the secret of Rose's sor
row more easily than one, nud though
her heart sti.i knew its pangs of irrict
for a time, the summer brought change
of scene which was helpful toaspilit
n ally brave and innocent.
Dr. Wingrove joined Rose and her
brother at the seashore, to lind bright
ness in the young girl's ryes again, and
to the laler it was sweet to call so kind
ami nob'c a man friend.
Togethei they climbed the rocks
or ink in the live air. watched the sun
- I sand the sea. Of old they had been
ongenial, and now they seemed iimf
Tin re is usually a s.ieredness about
lif,l love, and perhaps it is expected ol
me to record the death of ruy heroine of
a broken heart, but I must tell tin
In the nuttimn, Rose married Dr
Wingrove. She is one of the happiest
wives in the world. The first love fell
from ln-r like a false blossom, while the
second ripened richest Iruit.
About Blood Stains.
In the Hayden and other trials, ex
perts have testiiied on both sides of t .t
I'll stion whether human blood can hi
distinguished li'oin the blood of tin
lower aiiima's by a microscopic exam
inalion of dried stains. The question
was lately raised in Mi-souri. Wil iam
Young wis indicted in Chirk county
for the murder of a family of live per
sons named Spencer. A vital question
was whether his clothe were staitnd
with the blood of the Spencers, as t In
state claimed, or with animal blood, m
the accused said. (Jovcriior Phelps
asked Dr. Laws, president of the Stall
university, whether any prof" snir ol
that institution would be willing to taki
the stand and give an expert opinion
under oath, on tliis point. Prcsidi-nt
Laws, Dr. Duncan, jrfes,or of phyi
oiogy. and Dr. Swih.er, profc-sor o'
ehrniitry, Lave answered in letters
which are now publifhol. Sub-tan
' hilly the same eon. dusion is p a lo d by
each, and each ex; r sscs inability t
solve the problem propoiimh d by tin
governor. Tiny admit that bloor
tains are different IVoin oiher Mains,
and that the bl- .od of mammals can In
dislinguishe.l.by a microscopi .cx"mina
lion of stains, from that of ol her aui
mats. But it is claimed to ic impossi
ble to decide with any iL give of n rliiM
ty, from dried stains, between the ivr
blood, ccrpu.s.'les of 11 an and those o
many other mammals. Dr. Laws i x
plains that in all ma u'iiais, execptim.
some ruminants, the il.itn-t. a'pacn am'
'amcl. for instance, the blood corpus
oies arc the same in foim an I differ onh
in size. The dia'.iie'.i r ofiher -d cor
pu-clcs of human blood, he says, varies
from above I Itnoo to below 1 lii of ar
inch. But within this range fall tin
measurements of I In- red blood cor
pusvlcsof a multitude of mammals, in
cluding among others the dog, monkey
whale, seal, ass, hear, wolf, raccoon,
rabbit, beaver, badger, otter, npo,sum.
porcupine, mouse, rat and squirrel. Ii
has been maintained, however, that tin
question can be answered when it is si
narrowed that it lies In l ween the Hoot!
ot a man and that of certain speeili d
anima:s. Thus, it has hivn shown that
the difference in size between the cor
puscles of human blood and those ol
the blood of an ox, horse sheep, goat 01
cat is such that the former may be dis
tinguished from the latter under :l p(w
erlnl microscope. Dr. L:oin lS. Bca.e, in
the fourth edition oi his "Micro -cope on
Medicine," published in IT.-s. lays down
this rule : " I can hardly think that in
any given case tic' scii ntilie 1 viih nee in
favor of a particular bloo l siain being
caused by human blood will be of a kind
that ought to be considered sullici'-nt'iy
conclusive to b' adduced. nr ix.imple,
against a prisoner on trial."
Paris Cats nud their Friend.
Lucy Hooper, in a rc-nit Mur Irom
Paris, says: Talking of the commune, a
r. lie of its furiis still remains in the
shape of tin- ruins ol tic am id. I pr. f. c-
I tin-of police on the tJil-M les uncv
lieries. Tin--e 1, m '.V pre 'incls have
bee. .me l',e haunt and abode of innum
erable stray cvts, a I lino army onlv
ui pasfid in i.u.nh, rs by lb"' cohorts
that piowi alolliel il. oi.vbvii- of tbe
..r.iiti market. Bit that lain r point
I u-.-y h-isii misMon. ai "I the era in sloie-t.ousi-s
sw.irm with rats, and if MiMri s
Puss is obliged 1.. bunt lor a living, at
ia-tshc tii ds p'm.'.n f mime. Nor is
-he molested or i .-'.n a!i .1. The dogs
.f the in iglil'..i in-o'l ar.- forbidden to
I :i,e h'T. M"! lia.-gl 'y bo'-S who al-
ciupt to hurt it v. ny In r ere instantly
i.llliished. Puss! a- . -eog-.i .c home.
00, ill the ilil'M i-' -!. or r. row d- !
postolliee (now soi 11 t-i be l'i e"i,sUuct-
.'), where, b'.o for h'T procure, the
ra'snnd n ice would ho d high eainivi.
liver the m .i' bag- and the dead ii Iters
But the liickle s m u-aiol. r id the Qu i
d- s Orfi vi. eta s iias 101 social slalulim:
and no 1 -tTicial supplies of name. Tin
sparrows an i.y and vary hard to
ealrh. The dogs of the 11. igl.boihood
ire decidedly I'n ice and undisciplined.
Hnl these fool- cat - have .'omul a friend.
Once a day there . o.ncs to the tuins an
aired woman, iln-scl all in black, and
bear-in? a Inure basket on her arm. At
her cry. " Puss! pus,! puss!" from every
nook and oc. nor hasteiisdc.il. I in V
pop out of holes, they swarm over the
walls, 1 hey ere. p rem umb r pi esoi
rubbish -ra white, black, tabliv.
tawny, t. rloisc-shcll all the ariities
ot the f.-'i, dome-:!. -a are revealed in a
moment i'h .1 I nly sits down and
opens her li:i-M l. Il i full ol scraps of
raw n eat and liver. I'.va ty cat receives
his portion in due turn till all are e,'
and the supply is exhausted. When
first this bcnevoinit creature began to
Iced these poor animals sin- had a b ud
time ol it. The starving eats wouie
leap into her ha-kct. snatch the picas
IVoin her hands, and scratch her severel y
il she attempted to l- sis! their depieda
ti ms. lint now tie y are pea . a'ole ml
wi ll trained a? S' mauv ca'ci-y birds.
They rub against her skirts, c.iinb into
her hip, and rub th. ir fe es a.-aii'st hrr
cheeks, purring loudly the while. F.veiy
cat waits his or her turn wilh patience,
and eats hisor her oinner with a strit t
attention to s-md manners. There are
about fnfty pmsionirs which tt'tis sub
sist da ly oil the old 1 i-lv's bounty
A French veterinary surgeon bus dis
covered that vaccination may be use
fully applied to dogs. U apparently pre
vents the development of those uisiases
that in many casts prove fatal to pups.
A NEW YORK DEPOT.
How 170 Trains aail to,ooo Paaamgrra
Are 4.nvrrurl by llic Alan with the
At the (Jrand Central depot the Hud
son River and Harlem roads load and
unload their human freights 170 train
loads a day of thim. Think of that a
minute; think of the immense influx
and outgo of humanity. No other than
human freight, except baggage and ex
press matter, is received or deposited
here. Under the immense roof of phuts
and iron is a vast wilderness of tracks,
on which trains come and go as if con
trolled by magic. I had the pleasure ol
an introduction to the presiding genius
of the place, and interviewed him in his
eyrie-like abode, and this presiding
genius is not Mr. V.itiderbilt either. It
is a long climb up many stairs, through
dark hallways, up to near .the great
glass roof. Then out through a door
way in a window along a long and nar
row pathway of two p'ank.M, protected
by an iron rail, and into a iiltle glass
box, hung over the middle of the great
depot, at the end through which ail trains
arrive and depart. Here we tiud a p.eas-ant-faced,
affable young gentleman.
Van Horn by name. He ii the presid
ing genius of the place, and he is sur
rounded by implements of magic. But
it is the magic of the eighteenth cen
tury, the magic of the telegraph, the
swiliness and mystery of the lightning
broken to harness, and made the intelli
gent and serviceable shwc of man. In
the center of one wall ticks a regulator
clock, beside it a time card, on the left
of the table a mysterious ling, r-boan!
with twenty-one keys-, on the right ol
the table a tel.graph instrument, tin
the wall be-idc the clock are sundry lit
tle bells, greatly given to activity. Van
Dorn, the magician, touches a knob on
ihe key board, and cotirt'-ou-ly ex
plains: " I have signaled the baggage
man to Rtop checking baggage for out
going Harlem train." Another knob
louched: ' That rings a hell in the
depot ordering the closing of the doors
against more passengers " Another
knob touched: "That orders the
opening of tl.e door in the waiting
room." Another dive at the key board :
" I have ordered the engineer to back
up his engine." Another touch : "This
orders the fireman to get ready to couple
on the train." "Time is up. and tliis
Tilers the train to move." And obe
dient to this mysterious young man way
up here in this glass box, the whole
manifold machinery of the great depot
moves on smoothly and rapidly. But
here, the telegraph instrument breaks
out. " A train coming in has passa tl
Mott Haven." A slg is touched. Ii
turns a disk a mile and a half distant,
not orders it turned, but turns it. It
,hows whether the track is clear or not.
For about a mi.e and a half from the
lep t the tracks of the Iltidsi n Liver
and Harlem roads cross 1 aeh otlnr.
forming a sort of giguiiie ligi.ro eight
without the curves at the end. Hero
ilmost any hour of the twenty four a
hrrihle collision could be arranged by
magician Van Dot n with very lilt ir trou
ble. But he is alert and wideawake.
A signal bell rings, showing that the
signal is set at the crossing. Another
bell rings. " Ah, the outgoing train has
gone on the side track, and the main
track is clear." A touch of the key
board : " The incoming train is situalnl
that the track is clear." Anotln-r bell
rings: She has passed the crossing.''
"Tho outgoing train is on the main
Hack again." "She has passed the
crossing." Another hell rings, and an
other signal shows the train is passing
another ajgral station nearer the depot,
a few minutes more and she derives in
sight. And all the time we have bc-n
writing Mr. Van Dorn has hern signal
ing ciiuiiiccrs, firemen, bag'-igemei:,
conductors, doormen, sett in-, danger
kignais at one point and remov
ing them at aiiollnr. making min
utes ol time on a blank report, and
manipulating his telegraph insti unn ir.
with a wonderful rapidity, and at the
same time finding time to chat p.eas
antlywith his visitors. Of the daily
average of 50,000 people who pu-s in
and out ol this great ib pot every wo. king
day of the year, on the 170 daily trains,
how many of them think that their lirts
have been in the hands ol Mr. Van
Dorn or his "partner" up in the roof
there? Suppose he suce.imbs to the
heat or the cold, or falls asleep for a few
seconds? But then he doesn't look like
that kind of a man, and we dismiss the
ugly thought and fill to admiring the
ingenuity of arrangement an.l perfection
of detail that makes such perfect and
intelligent management possible. Kcw
Probably in no city on the globe are
there furnished such opportunities for
Christian worship as in the great me
tropolis of the world. London. Many
of the continental cities have but few
churches, and it is said that in IsOl Ihat
of v':!,4iH funerals in the city of Berlin,
20.000 of them had no religious services
whatever, either at homes, churches or
at the grave. From " Mackson's Cuidc
to the Churches of Iiondon mid its
Sunurbs" for ISO, we 1 wn that thnie
are siT2 churches of the "Establishment"
in the city of I. .ndon within a radius of
twelve miles. Of these i'l., were open
for daily service; 270 were entirely free
churches; at 40! there was a week'y
celebration ol the holy communion,
daily celebration in forty-thivechurches;
surplic.'d choir in 375 churches; a paid
choir in less than one-fourth; voluntary
choir in :ts.-l, mid 12U churches were al
ways open for private prayer. It will
be noted that this guide only alludes to
church of England parish churches.
Tbe aggregate of ot her houses of w or
liip must be very large.
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST.
The total numbi r of fin s in Paris las'
year (chimneys excepted) was l.OIlt
Vhe loss was a little over l.tUIO.OUO.
The young lady who can reel a po
tato in live seconds is ns useful as the
young woman who speaks live languag. s
The international conference on Arc
tie exploration, i:; session at II iinburg.
advocated the gradual lft:i'i i-bmont of
a chain ol stations toward the polar
jiithcr th" boys h ive got to quit fly
ing lantern kit -m at night or he gov
ernment mu-l provide asylum accom
modations lor di.-tracted aaUoiiouiers.
-W . '...!.
A spider's net su-pendod across the
path of Sir Samuel Brown, lis he walked
one dewy morning in his garden, was
the prompt" r that gave to Mm th- idea
of his SU-p' ll-iull b.id,;.' ;u-r. ss tile
There are fio.oin lor .iii..,.iv -s in i!.
I'liited States, ami i i' li eoaia'as :.('.!
liffrrellt pieces, l lquil'lig II I.' i
every ten or twelve years. 'I bis ( f 'il v ys
a notion of the indiistries which rai,-'
roads fost r.
A Missouri newspaper having nomi
nated " the Honorable Adolph l'antz"
for the Pnsid -ncy. ihe Washington
C.i,t7a' sut'gests SclitliV. for Vice-President.
" Puntz ami Schurz would work
well together," says the Cii) Hal.
The digi st of oa-es of the Calilornia
reports has one head that reads:
"People vs. Ah Chung, People vs. Ah
Cow. People vf. Ah Feng, lVople vs.
All Fllilg. Peop'e VS. All How, People
vs. Ah Ling. People VS. All Woo, Pro.
pie vs. Ah Yck."
The Indianapolis & n'in-.l r t ints some
liguns. purporting to conic from a well
informed source, whi-h show that the
first cost ol nine c llius. ol various
kinds, from plain to imitation msewooil
ami extra line cloth cn.-ki is. was i?l'iO,
ami the n tail price was TIT "0.
An inscription in an old cemetery nt
Upper Samlii.-ky, Ohio, is neatly and
plainly cut ia the marble slab, as fol
lows: " Christiana, wife of John Hang.
Died, February 31, Will." How such a
blunder c er got into the copy, or how
even the stone-cutter could id it go on
is a mystery.
Wasps' nets are Irequ-nfy ignit' d by
some chemical action, supposed to be
that of the wax upon the paper-like sub
stances of wlil-h the li"sts are formed.
Spontaneous coiiibii.-'ioii of this nature
is believed to have been the cause of
many mystei ious fiivs in !;al irks and
'aiv.ici s' htiililing.
The latest Parisian coiffure for young
girls under fifteen is to crimp th-- whole
of the hair, brush it out smoothly
and then braid it in on" long plait or
braid faslenid at the nape of the neck
with a soft ribbon bow. Another bow
is placi d sonic distai.ee below , around
the braid, ami the hair b -low the final
bow is arranged in light curls.
The newspaper advertisement, an ox
chnnse truthfully says, is a nevi r-tifing
worker in the interests of its cmployi r.
When tin' hill ili tributor has disap
peared from the streets and h's hi, is
trampled into pulp, the advertisement
is performing its silent mission in the
family circle. It appeals to :i constit
uency three or fou: times larger than
the actual sale of the psiprr. for I here are
few newspapers which do not pass Irom
hand to hand thvotuli lor. . vr K-ur pi r
sons with every issii".
The Gate City guard, n military eom
any ol Atlanta, (la., has decidul to
erect a memorial armory, which sha.l
commemorate I he reunion ot ihe S.alcs
ami the return of peace. The di . 'si, ,n
gtew out of thi" warmth ami cordiality
oi the reception given the rrganizalii.n
on it, lnii' tour through tin Nor.u. The
star.- a"il stripes will llo.it Irom '.he tur
rits. Many subscriptions hare 01 1 11
made, and it is proposed to ( pen stlb
s ii,:i..ii lists in every pri, lipal city,
.l.-.t a.i ! lie Slates may be r- pr.-seli! d
Boslon and Port iaml merchai ts ship
large quantities of lumber to Brazil, be
cause she has vol few ni ls. The
streams wash away many trees, which
mill owners at their mouths would
simply have lo capture and land. A
Portuguese who buiit a mill a few years
ago at the mouth of the Madeira river,
has ree. ntly retired with a large for
tune, although he had employed only
the rudest machinery and unskilled
workmen. The cedar logs limiting down
supplied him in live months in every
year with sulli. ient timber for the ei.
tire year's work.
The New York Juiirnal of CVmitatrci
prints an intercs'ing tubular review o
last year's export movement. It np
pears from the figures that in 1hu tin
people of the I'nitid Slates shipper
through New York to foreign con
sinners 172,27 1. 170 worth of wheat
!?IH,2tl,fi:i!i worth if coin, .2, 572.37:
worth of rye, $ 102 '-". worth if outs
i5.ll70 wor.h of barley. 2I,0I,72
worth f wheat Hour, i127.r.l2 worth o
corn meal, )?I7,(15 worth of rye Hour
S3.'i,,'!ll73 worth of bacon and hums
T2 !. 171 worth ol sail pork, ?l.t2.!l(
worth of salt beef. .i.!iOsi,s',,l Worth o
f esh beef. J 103 ( 85 wort.i 1 f fresh mut
ton, $5 102,3.'j! woith i f biitb r. 10.5.17,
538 w orth of cheese, s67.72u,v)3n won I
of lard, and $1.711,1.71 worth of tallow
The exportation if cotton from Ne
York during the year footed up i?23,.
5!l'.i,7o3; thai of petroleum and its r.s
du.-ts, !2ti,5ii7 lo. Germany took tin
lion's share of the r" lined petroleum,
but England i Mill Aniirieu's best
tiaiisaliatili. cus'otin r. On this side 1. 1
ihe ocean Bu..ii naturally enjoys thai
l ist nelioii, inthougti Vi n zuda has a
varmer appreciation of American Lacor