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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, MAY 13, 1880.
.! mnit rrmrftnl rile.
E. C. HACKNEY.
Attorney t Lnw,
Amu no no. m. .
riitioM in the Hupremo u I Federal
C -niU o( the- Htate. ami the Superior
Court of OliHthitm, ltutulli aud Ouit
ford. . .
Associate- Counsel -Col. James A.
Ool. Graham will regularly attend the
(Superior Ojurts of Cuthra Gonuty.
. T Attention given to Collirotioun in
all parts of the State.
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at La w,
Mrln(STllle, Chatham Co., N. C.
johs u. anajNo,
ttniD a. morius,
Attor ueya At 1jw
dubba.m, ti. c.
AU btuinMi intrusted to than will receive
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
j-Special Attention Paid tn
ColleoHn a .
W. I, AHDBRSON, P. A. WlJ-JJT,
CITIZENS NATIONAL BAK.K,
RALF.IGn, N. C.
J.D.WILLIAMS & CO.,
Grows, Commission Merchants and
PAYETTEVILLE. N. O.
Certain and Reliable!
HOWARD'S ISFATitiTBLE WORLD RE
NOWNED REM ED I FOR WORM8
Is now for tale by W. L. London, in IMtUboro'.
AU tboae who are annoyed with those Peats
arc advised to call and get a paokage of thin
valuable remedy. Thin compound In no hum
bng, bat a grand success. One agent wanted
to every town in the Btate. For particular,
eddies, enclosing 8 cent stamp, Dr. i. M
HOWARD. Mt. Olive. Wavneeonntv, N. C.
Spring Wagons, &c.
made of the brat material and fully warrant
ed, to be raid regardless of cost. Parties in
want wlil commit their own internet by exam
ining onr stock and prices before bnying, as
we are determined to aell, and bare cat down
oar prices eo they caunot be met by any other
bonne in the Htate.
Also a fall stock of.
Hand 3Iai lInrnoH
REPAIRINQ done at bottom prices, and in
Bend for pree and nnt.
A. A. McKETHW A HONS.
Fayettevillo, N ('.
RALEIGH. V CAE.
t. R. CAMERON. rntUlmt.
W. E. ANDRKHON, IV. '.
W. H. HICKS, ,Wy
Thi only Homo Life Incuranc. Co. in
AU It fund loaned out AT HOW K, and
among our own people. Wc do not Knt
North Carolina money abroad to build upollirr
States. It Is one of the most successful com
panies of Its age In the United States. If en
acts are amply sufficient. All losses paid
promptly. Eight tboutard dollars paid In Hit
fast two yean to families tn Chatham. It will
cost a man aged thirty years only five cents a
day to Insure for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further information to
H.A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
PITT8BORO', N. C.
NORTH OAKOLHSTIAISrS AND OTHERS!
Liquid Eiiauel Paint i
HEW JEESET EHASEL PAINT COM? ANT,
Has been sold in yonr Stata EIGHT TE AR? Thousands of gallons having been disposed
f. In ue eaae has it failed to give satisfaotiou.
Tbe finest publio buildings in Baltimore are painted with this elegant Taint, among which are
The Carrollton Hotel,
The New American Office-,
The Armstrong, Gator & Go's Building,
The Hurst, Pnrnell & Co's Building,
The Trinity M. B. Church South.
And otnsr PRIYATE lESlBEMCES 111 Orer lie Country.
Mixed Ready for Use. Any One Can Apply It
Sample eards by mall on application.
C. Fa KLIIGHT, Solo General Agent.
AND MANUFACTURER OF
Roofing Paper. Building Paper A Roofing Cement,
No. 93 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, Md.
WILL YOU SELLTHE FARM7
Ohapin'a Farm Agency,
J A I,KK 1 1 1. N. C
Dr. A. D. CHAPIN. Manager.
NOltril CAROLINA MUNCH OK OEOUOH
n. CIIAI'IN H FAIIM AOKNCY,
Special attention given to the sale of Sorth
Carolina Real Eatatu. No charo made uutil
a sale ta effected All properly placed in onr
bauds for sale will be advertised in the popu
lar work, Tii j Boutu Illustrated, free of ex
pense. The Charleston News and Courier aaya:
Everybody baa board of Geo. II. Chapins
........... -... f..m . iiimrniisinted with
the euooesa which has atteuded its operations.'
lilB rBW CUKI&UU t"" rmjm. .
fv.-. ... .,iAP,,Harf hi. firm, to Lhaamonnt
of 1 50.000 daring tbe past year. We oommend
mm lo our reauerB.
mu- u rt n.iAa But,- 'Vo mie haa
done mere than Oeo. H. Chapin in the cause
of Southern in migration. Our villge is
thronged with Northern people in search of
a a 1.1 mnA nr.t-.ll iil.l SMI bfilUff
made. The Mouth Illustrated' is doing a grsat
work for us.'
tu- Vnrb TViknnA. th Ttnaton Herald
Journal, Traveler, Globe and Advertiser speak
1 Ik. kinKAat tarmm nt rihunlfl S Frm AffbUOV.
N. B.-BMALL FARM8 (particularly) are
wantnd at onou.
Office Fisher Building,
RAI.EIO H, N.O
T. H.BRIGGS & SONS,
Briggs Building, Raleigh, N. C.
WGON & BUGGY MATERIAL,
Steam Engines, Belting,
JACOB B. At.I.EX. ritKD 'a. wataon.
JACOB S. ALLEN & CO.,
ItALI'.Kill. N. C,
aim umnnfMi'tiircrH of
Sash, Doors, Blinds. Mould
anil all kimla l Uruuiuoutnl, Her oil and
TurntHl Work; Window and Door Framt a
madA to Orlr.
eT Oive u a call before ordoring.
Hlinpa located on II irrington "tract,
where it orosaoa the IUleigh and Oaatoa
Tbe boats of the Express Steamboat Compa
ny will run aa follows from tbe first of October
until farther notice:
Steamer D. MURCIII30N, Capt. Alonza Gar
rison, will leave Fajetteville every Tuesday
and FTidav at 8 o'clock A. M., and Wilming
ton every Wednesday and Saturday at 3 o'clock
rJioaroer WAVE, Capt. W. A. Robeson, will
le FnyettevUie on Mondays ai.U Tbursdayi
at 8 o'eioed A. M. , and Wilmington on Tues
days and Pr.daya at 1 o'clock P.M., eonneeMng
with the Western R.ilroad at Fayetteville oa
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
J.D. niLLIAMSS) CO.
AgsnU at Fayetteville, N. C.
Tbe hours of rest are orer,
The hours ot toQ begin;
The stars nbovo lvo I'adcd,
Thenoon has ceased tosbine;
The eat th uls on her beauty
Uenenih the snn's red ray;
And t must riso to labor,
What is the work to-day T
To search lor truth and wisdom.
To live lot' good alone.
To run my tare unburdened,
The gral my Futlier's throne;
To view by taith the promise,
Whiks earthly Indies decay,
fo serve tho I.orr with glmlnoss-.
lliis is my work to-day,
To keep mr truth Van.il.aken,
llioath oAheis may deceive,
To givo with willing pleasure,
Or still with oy receive;
To bring tuo mourner corulort,
To wipe sad li are away ;
To holp the timid iloublor
TVis is my work to-day.
To bear another's weakness,
To Htiolhe anothevp pain,
Tochoor tho lieni t repentant.
And to forgive Bfjain ;
To commiiue ith t he thouthlhil,
To guide, the young and gay;
To prolitiill in seaHon
This ii my work to-day.
I thip'not 0 to-morrow,
jXh ti:uU or its task;
But still, with childlike spirit,
For present niccies ask.
With each returning morning
I cutt old things away;
Die's joiumy lies before me
My prayer is lot to-day.
" It was talked ahout wnen you wen
in your cradles, dear, and even then
there was a jesting argument that whei.
you two ?rew up you should I married
And surely you might do worse than
iu:irry Mr. Allen Trevor."
Nurse Glenson, who was just like
mother to motherless Nellie Huntley
finished pouring the jelly she was ruak
ing into a gorgeous mold, untied her
while cup-strings and taking off her
spectacles ruMierl thrm energetically.
"And now, Miss Nellie, do get down
from that ts.bie there's a dear child
;ind go dtTss for the company. Youi
fit her will he wuitinjr, and right angrj
he'll be. too. Come, dearie."
"No. I won't!"
Tbe diminutive figure, perched uprr
lh(! kitchen table, swung its little slip
p ucd feet buck and forth, and pustiint
ii oud of yellow hair from a rosy face,
looked up in'.o the honest countcnanci
id ihotold woman with a pair of mis-
"No, nurM' that's a darling don't
aki; mo go. I've been shut up in that
horrid boarding-school for two yiirs
iaw that I'm huiuefor gtod, don't nuiki
a ni'ii t vr of me, I can't bear it imleci
I r.'tn't. A ml I won't!'' she added, sott
"lkut, Miss Nellie." continued tin
nond woman, a smile beginning to cm'
:irounul the-corners t.f hir mouth ii
spike of l'r til or Is to look grave, "yon
forget that jou'ie a yourg lady now
sfrvenleen, remember and since yon
imordi-ar mother died, you, nsthconlj
child, are expected to till lier place, ant!
.ii"ist your papa in his hospitality. S
truttvy nico g ntlniH n, too, dear, anil
Mi. Allen Trevor among the rest."
"I liate him. Bnh! Lot old Miss
Kenshawe take my place. She's my
chaperonc, and it's her duty. Besides,
I'm sick, and don't ie 1 like going near
the drawing room to-r.y. It's a l:e;i
niiier down here with jou, nursic, than
in he iii'ting prim nnd s ill" upstairs:
not allowed fi r a moment to forfic,
lo-ilion, f.iiui'v, nld all llint stufl.
She spran.' iivhtly irurn lu r liigh ami
unrit'tiilif.l scat, and l ri.1111 iieing up
and down tin' w ide old kill In n-.(,
cool nnd licHUtifully -Icnn her iociy
In ad held iiiolt with mork dignity, a
sinipciing fiiiili' on her face, and a
ininiii king gait tluit was very ridicu
lous. Shu paused in Ironlol a mold of jelly
clear and tianspannt and, arming
herself with a spoon, confiscated a
"(Jueen in the kitchen, eating bread
and lioney !" she sung, gajly.
She turned suddeily as she spoke,
nnd with a dexterous movement flirted
the white cap from the decorous old
woman a head, and pi relied it lightly
upon her own. Then s izing the spec
tac'cs, she placed thi iu upon her own
straight and ralherdiminutivenose, and
then, deaf to Nurse Clcnson's remon
strances, ahe folded her arms sedately
tipin her hosom and walked toward
the door, just rs it opi ned from with
o'tl and a tall fe rn stood upon the
threshold -Mr. Allen Trevor!
"I lg "ur pnn'nn," he began,
h'lslily. " f.ike l'nul Try, 'I hope I
" No," n aponded Nellie, saucily, and
a trifle coolly, "not anymore than lie
A flush shot anoss the clear, dark
Miei ks oi ti e inli ihIi -.
lie replaced the hat which he had
dnflcd, and, with a low bow, disiip
" Miss Nellie Huntley, I've a mind to
be. downright ancry with you!" ex
claimed Nurse (iie.ison, as the dooi
closed. "The vi ry nicest young man
in the country, and the oni your pap:
wishes you to be (spe-. luii' gra.'ioti
"Tln'"s in-! i: iniisli-: I don't iik
nice young men. Tin y nre so prim anil
stiff, and goody. A man must be gu
and dashing, brave and chivalrous to
wint my esteem. I'm in c.mc?t, I as
suro you, and I shall never marry i.
man who has not provi d his woithines.
by some deed of daring something t,
establish his cKim to thu title ol man
hood. In short, lr. must be a hero, anil
accomplish something iiob ijcfore 1
could care a, pic.ij'ii: i'ur hi in. Dh'
Allen Trevor ever io a brave deed'
Uso, the world has kept vtry silent ror
ccrning it, or his nohie actions nui.-i
havq been performed in darkness, am
have never yet been illuminated, m
She paused to draw a long breath, am
restore the old woman 'scan to its liyiii
mate resting-place. Had she not hei i
thus preoccupied, her quick eyes might
have caught a eiinijne through th
wide-open window of a tall form and .
dark, handsome face, whose owner hai
paused to light a cigar, and had ovci
heard every word the liltl witeh hai
Allen Trevor smiled to himi If
queer little smile it was, too, and mean-
vtdumes and, pulling i isun-ly at In
cigar, strolled away.
A few days afterward a party set oiil
from Huntley l'lacc for the purpose o:
passing the day among some old ruins,
which were considered picturesque, aim
quite the thing for excursionists " li
do." They were going on horsehtek.
and a merry tiu e was anticipated.
They reached the ancient ruins, found
thou "all that fancy painted tli'in,'
strolled around thu garden eonm cte.'
with the old buildings, played croqiii i
and flirted, and finally s it down to dii.
ner, ahout as contented a patty as on-
would wish to see.
During the whole day Nellie's fat lur
had endeavored to bring tho youni;
couple together, an intention which tip
young lady immediately divined and un
derstood, and straightway Mr. 1 1 tint icy
had his hands full.
'When a woman will, she will, you
may depend on it." And every unap
preciated and apparently innocent efl'ort
on the part of Mr. Huntley only madi
the demure maiden shun Mr. Trevor the
As I was saying, the party were sit
ting at dinner, an improvised tabic
laden with good things. In the midst
of merry laughter and gay badinage, a
low rumbling noise fell upon their ears,
followed by a loud crash.
All sprang to their feet in an instant,
tho ladies pale and trembling the men
"What is it?"
Nellie's face was pallid as she asked
the question. Without a word Allen
Trevor sprang upon his horse and rode
away in the direction of the sound, fol
lowed by a number of the gentlemen.
In a short time a horseman: was seen
returning, galloping like mad toward
them. It was Mr. Huntley. lie threw
himsell from his paiiiini: horse, and hur
ried forward, pale ami agitated.
'It is in the coal mine over there!" he
cried, hurriedly. "There has heen an
explosion; a portion of the shaft has
fallen in, and nobody knows how many
are buried alive there."
A scene of excitement followed the
dreadful announcement. Some ot the
ladies fainted all were terrified. but Nel
lie Huntley stood quiet and outwardly
calm. When her father had finished,
she laid one small hand on his arm.
" Get my horse, please, papa.shesnid.
" I want to go there. 1 may be of some
"Are you crazy, child? You must
n't think of such a thing."
" Yes, I know all that, pnpa, I'm not
going to think ahout it I'm going right
at once. Miss liensliawe and some ot
the ladies will accompany me, I am
Who would havo believed it of those
gay ladies of fasl.ioti and frivolity?
Not one forsook our littl" maiden in hei
humane err nd. Tin- orc- were has
tily saddled and they set "ll at oiee.
Arriving at the scot they found a ter
liine scene of exeifnu lit. A crowd
had collected around the shait. There
wire women crjingand wringing then
hands; women on tlieir knees beseech
in ir Heaven for mercy on '.he denr ones
shut out from their eyes by that awful
hank of earth. There were men stand
ing sullen and gloomy, with arms folded
on their breasts, an d in their faces fiim
lespair, while the very air seemed
henvy with groans, and sobs, and
As our party approached, a lull fell on
the tempest of grief -something goinj
on a group had gathered around a tall
form, and were begging and expostulat
ing. It was Allen Trevc.r. Nellie's
heart B'ood still as she heard his words,
in a firm, clear tone :
"Do not try to dissuade me. I am
convinced that there ii hope, and if you
assist me I may save some life. There
is an opening sufficiently large for one
man to descend with a rope."
Before Nellie could approach him, he
had hastened to the pit, the necessary
preparation was made, and he had dis
appeared from sk'ht in the bowels of
i he earth. With a horrible ft cling at
her heart, Ncliie sank upon her knees.
She dared not pray. She knew that nt
any moment the hank of earth, stayed
in its progress, might easily become de
tached (the slightest jar would do
it), and would bury tin; mouth of
the shaft from view. Tins was the
awful fear that filled the hearts of all
It seemed hours ages that she knelt
there mutely imploring he-ven's mercy.
At last a wild shout pealed upon the
air, the rope was pulled from below, as
though a weight was attached to it,
Sbwly they dri w it up. and so one man
was a vel In a lew w r.U he explained
t lie case. The luiiu rJ WiT" all disabled,
and must certainly havn perished but
for the superhuman efforts of Allen
Trevor, who. hmrinfr euch man In his
strt 'ic MM!-; to win re the pq was
wailing, proposed to last-n it to their
bodies, and so they wou.d be rescued.
I (al;l!il teil jou in detail ol" that
her.iic ili i d. One after another of the
miners was brought to the surface,
some bruised nnd bleeding, and some
dying. A U wi re received by our party,
and kindly and tenderly ministered to.
At last there came a moment if
N'eiiie should live to sen the r.txt cen
tennial .-lie will mvtr forget that mo
ni' iit when the las: man was snfe'y
landed, and the rope ciiuetip al.me. At
that iiiHlant a low, x umbiing sound was
plainly uuilible; Nel.ii bo-.vi.l her heal
"Oh. my (iod. what shall I do?" she
wailed, then, with sudden desperation,
she sprang forward. " Lower the rope
once more!" she cried. In her heart
she had determined "if he does not
conm up this tiiii", I shall go down
there myself. At least we can di to
ri tin r."
With deferential gianees at the vnunu
liiri, tin' men. oli. jed I er mandate,
while the othcH s(,,il near, awid and
Sin in:: upon her knre, Nellie waited
in awfui yuspem lor that which was
to come. The nvc dcsccndid: i'
dangled loosely for : time, theti there
came a feeble puli. With loud cheir
of encouragement, the men above drew
it slowly upward. Oh. the agony b
the waiting heart, which now for the
lirst time was unvaih d, for Nellie knew,
beyond doubting, that she loved Allm
At last nt last lb" end of the rope,
and lastemd to it, p-il'id and nearly life
iess, t'ie form of the brave man who
had so nobly ri.-kid his life. Risked i:
in behalf of the rough and uncouth
men, who, as the death-while face ol
their preset vi r appeared above theawlul
chasm, rushed forward, and wounded
and bleeding its they were, lifted him ii
their arnri, and hnre him away triumph
ant. They would not lose sight of him.
They horered around and waited fm
his eyes to open, that they might grasp
his hands, and pour forth their wild ryu!
Last of all came a white-faced gin.
agitated and worn with suffering. Slu
knelt by the side of the brave man, ami
laid both her hands in his. And so
Nellie found her hero after all.
Committing- Arson for Love.
A curious ease recently came before
,hc court at Versailles, in Fiance. Pur
ng many weeks the newspapers t
I'aris gave information of repented
ires in the rour.nunc of Auvers. They
ere evidently the work of incendiaries,
ind the toiicc wire set diligently to
A-ork to find the crimina s. Their
search resulted finally in the arrest, ot a
young girl of sixteen, I'lenience Bios
der, a sewing girl ol Auvers.
The motive which led herto this wan
on destruction of pronerty Is one thai
very one will n ei uni.eas a particular I,,
infl.uiimable otv Inve. Il seems thai
.his girl of sixteen was madly in lovi
with a youth ot In row n ase named A -n-
i t 11 !iiar:i, a 1 ib.ii i r in a neigbboi 'ii.
village. The ,'in's parents dud lurbid
lell her to si c hi r lover, nil. I the t We
i id great illlli uity ev n in managing n
i illile.stineeoiiesi.iPl.il' nee. It wa-lhi-
hsl ruction to the ceurse of love tha
:ive Ju: ,'iri the extraordinary idea o
tting lire to. a i in hnlist sand haystack
riie alarm waagivi n, bells ram:, in iuh
liors ran to tlo1 seen1. A Ihcrt Unman
ran loo, mi t the yotin' ii 1 in t be ihn i.
and fled away wit'.i lo r to a neiahborin
forest, where they paved hour- tin the
whiie lire woik.d ils ravage... Si
times in six wei ks : he lovers tied to tl
little wool's, and the farmers of M.'
C'liumunc paid h r lighting their low
making a sti.u ot HimiOO ban s. Hu
final. y, one line ni. I.l. jn.-t as Olemenc
was tl:iu.-;ini: iil.t. d matelo s int tii
liy-ta- k i f on.- of liie neigld. !, :
st.or'i hand was hid n; on her .-In uidcr
and she was led aviy a irisoner. -!,.
confessed all imini d:a!' ,y. and hab.ei
condemned to ti n si uv haul labor.
Th Se Scaienger.
Thisti-h is a sp'iies of imiwl, tin
Myti'n !Uh'iy'i.t:;i;i. It works mud
mischief on the I, nils of ships, and oi
this account, it is reg ii ded by ship ow n
er as an enemy, yet a Westminster iv
viewer, quoted by Professor Simmon
point out another action of this li-1
more than equivalent on the side of a l
vantage. "Were the framin nts c
wrecks and masses of stray limber, thai
would choke harbors and clog tie
waves, permittedto remain undestroyid
the loss of life and injury to propeiiy
that would result woitid soon far ex
ceed all the damage done and dangers
caused by the tdvdo. Thi active slu 11
fish is one of the poii. u ofNcptum a
scavenger and cleanser of tho sea. I:
attacks every sliay mass of I oat i nr. am
sunkt u liinbi r wit h w hich it amies in
oolitraet, and soon reduces it to hai m
Ictsnessand dust. For one ship sunk
bv it. a hundred are. really saved; and
while we deprecate the mischief and ili.
tress of which it !i;us hi en t he un or
scions i ait-c. wc at'i; bound to acknowl
edge that, without i: operation, I hen
would b" bilinilclv morr trcasuie burn d
in I he 'ibw!--i s oi" iln: iha p. and mote
Vint urous mariners doomi d to wateiy
One of the English election phrases for
which there is no equivalent in the
United State is "piumping." White
ever a constituency relmns two meni
bi is, each voter can give one vote each
in any two candiilati s, but he cannot
jiive ois two vnie-to any one candidate,
i i be chosi iii en si "core vote n only
'ie i ai-'tl.lal", .-'I'd tlii is le i.ieit
A Successful Female Detectiye.
for the past three months Nellie Mc
Phearson, who has for some time been
in the employ of the St. Joseph detcc
live agency, has trnveled through the
West and Northwest on business con
nected with the agency here, nnd her
success as a " spotter " shows her to be
a remarkably shrewd woman. She is
about thirty-two years old, tall and
slender, with i.ark hair, piercing black
e: i and altogether very stylish ami
attractive Her latest exploit termin
ated in Chicago, a day or two ago, when
sho succeeded in getting the clinchers
on one of the deepest-dyed villains in
tho West, and the leader and accomplice
of a gang of counterfeiters which havi
infested this section for the past two
Some months since the managers o'
the Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe. the
Chicago, U' ck Island and I'.n ific, t'e
Chicago nnd Northern railroads becnim
cognizant of the fact that a .;nal man
bogus local tickets had bu nutation
along their lims, and on apj.li cation
Detective Murray, of Chicago was au
thorized to work up t he job. and. it pos
sible, bring the guilty partis to justice.
Hit reported from time to time that no
falisfactoiy trail of the counterfcitei
could be struck, and finally Nellie Me
1'hearson was delegated to assist him ii
the work. From lie outset she wa
suspicious of the deiective himself, am.
for three months she watched him lil,
a hawk, though pretending to fall de
pcratcly in love wiih him, and nion
than Mixious that they should succeed
in their undertaking, in order that they
miu'lil raise a " stake," act married an!
settle down. Sharp as he was the wo
man fooled him. Last week the two
spent several days in St. Joseph, aw.
while Murray was " working " certait
parts of the city, or pretending to hi
lather, Nellie was closeted in theotlid
of her employers reporting progress,
which to sav the least was anything
but favorable to the " detective "hei
pretended lover, Mr. Murray. From
St Joseph they went to Chicago, whei'.
a few days' secret investigation place!
her in possession of a perfect whirlwind
of evidence, and convinced her that
"Detective" Murray wa the very man
who had set afloat the bogus railroad
tickets. Then she set the trap, gave
the detective an official surprise in b!
room at the hotel, and as a result b
now plays checkers with his nose in a
Chicago jail. S. Josfyh (Mo.) A'ckv-
Electricity in Flour Making.
In olden times it was " nothing like
leather.'' Now it seem to be nothing
like electricity. Electricity is rapidly
it does everything rapidly becoming
a most useful servant. The latest thing
it has been asked to do is to prepare our
bread for us. In most colleges there is
an experiment done before the stu
dents to show one of the manifesta
tions of electricity. A couple of
hook nre laid on the table a foot oi
so apart. They are to support a pane ol
glass twj or three inches from the table
On the table, under the glass, is
sprinkled some, bran. The glass i
heated, and on being rubbd vigor
ously on the uppi side with a piece oi
flannel the bran nances un and down on
the table, the linhter particles adhering
to the elect i it'n d glass. Perhaps it was
this cxpciimi'lit that induced a 1 a.r
junior U think of making cWiricity or
the work of middling puiiiler hi a flour
mill. Instead of the bran lielm: sep
arated from the middling- and tim flotti
by an air blast, elceli icily is employed.
The bolting cloth is of wire, i.nd over it
are several hard rubber cylinders which
revolve slow iy. A they revolve they
rut) ag tiwM pieces of sheepskin and gen
irate electricity. The bolting cloth
has a vibratory motion which causes the
bran to xvor' to the top of the mass ol
ground wheat a il llo .vsovcr the c.oth.
The rubber roVers at'M't the bran.
When a sufficient qua,.ti'y of the bran
has been alt.aeteil it fails off tbe rollrrs
into receiving tronghs. and is carrici'
away. The bolted flours pours out
from another part of the machine, and
'Jie "tailings" oppo-ite. I'nder the
icw proee there is no dust raised, and
when the terrific explosion of milling
dust at the Washburn mills, in Minne
apolis, a few months ago, is remem
bered, this will be seen to be no small
Hilvan'age. The invention is now being
npplied to a Minnesota mill. Detroit
Tho SI. Cot hard Tunnel.
A Vienna eorrenpondent writing
ahout the St. Got hard tunnel says:
Those who went into the tunnel before
it w as entirely pii rci d nil tell of tlieir
delight, in having got out of it again
unscathed. It snms t1 nt ihe heat, the
bad smell, Ihe mud and the noise of the
machines were simply unbearable. Of
the work-people one-third were nlways
on the sickbed, and great numbers of
the horses fell a fai a ifn e to the difficul
ties that bad to be contended with. A
great deal, it is true, still remains to be
done, but from the moment the open
ing was made by dynamite air be
gan to pas through the tunnel.
and although it may not yet be the
most healthy place, still it will be sup-
rcrtahle. The calculations of the
engineers were right to two meters, the
length of the ttumi l being 14,018 meters
i.istead of 11 20 as they had calculated.
When the opening was made every one
stood awe-struck, and an Italian, Angelo
Chiesa, was the first who passed to the
other side. The trains will take a little
more than hn;f an hour to jiass through
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST.
There is more fashion in the city, bul
lore stiles in the country.
In the Turkish language there is said
to be no word signifying gratitude.
"These are my palmy days," as the
,i- bin remarked when his mother
' ixed his ears II i,4on Cjuricr.
There are at present in Europe 711)
erinces and princesses, each having a
laim inoro or less remote too crown.
A rich manufacturer atGlams.Switz
rland, solemnizes the anniversary ot
his wife's death by distributing 9 3,000
smong his workmen.
An animated controversy has of ia!-'
"(n carried on in the French militar.;-apt-r3
respecting tho relative value o;
he drum and bugle, son. e writcrsmain
.lining that the former, others that thr
itvr. instrument should be abolished.
How noble to the innocent young girl
seems the smart oung man who has
won her heart, bow good, how kind,
how gentle, how ever so much nicer
than mother. It is differrne, however,
when she gets him ; she does so ever
lastingly awfully want mother then.
Kew York CoiMiurcia!.
A correspondent shows that the Mor
mons in Ut h. !v an ingenious and de
ceptive system ol township entries,
have managed logr.b every acre of
arable land. Thus, one township is in
eori orated with municipal control of
over forty square miles of la id. The
population holding this large tract is
less than 1,000 in mini her. Other town
ships, wirh a smaller population, hold
thirty-six. thirty-eight and even forty
square miles. Tha policy of the Mor
mons is to keep control of this vast ter
ritory, to the exclusion of Gentile em
igrants. Pr.lcf.s-ir Xordenskjoid. the success
ful An tic explorer, has profited by his
tourney to.I.apan to buy a collection of
valuable Japanesifliooks. These works
number 1.03(1, but as every volume docs
not contain more than 100 paees, ac
cording f the Japanese style, each
work comprises many volumes, and the
whole collection embraces over lOO.POn
separate volumes. Of these works 116
areola hisorical character: 1PI relate
to Buddhism and education ; one.printed
in 1715, to the Chriitian religion ; thirty
.hree are devoted to manners and cub
t i:ns, nnd so on
it sei in-a k:)r1 ol satire to give tho
name of Green an 1 to a country coveicd
with snow and i e; wh'ch is indeed one
huge a aide". But geological iii.est'ga
1 1 ii.- prove ih. i the clan ,te i f Green and
was one. in i ler I ban '.hat of New Eng
land at Ihe piesi nt time, liema ns were
found in abundance of p lies. oaks. grape
vines, i:ivn... p pa - i,nd even the
I can. ''til lua-.n i.ia, now nat ve oii'y in
the Si ti h. Trace were een a so cf
foiincr lake- and riuT-. !'. hly nl
.sum fu'uieday a m w ihange may take
plan-. I. nd Gte n . n.l 1 1 ' Olili' ihe home
ot a great an I p. qui ar nation.
The director-of the l'r'g'iton (Eng
and) aqi ariuni l ave received advice
It. a' a i; r f young si a-clephants are
on their wa: from Port Cl almi rs totlie
a iinriuni. This p'ii a'kablc member of
Hie pbocyi a? l a m vi r yet been set n in
Europe, nor are there any skeletons or
stuffed camples of it in Erg and. It
grows to in cnorm ms size in three
years, attaining a length i f from eighteen
or twetitvr.vc led, and ils bulk ami fatties-
a'-e prodigious. The males I avt an
cine! gated probisi us which extends to
a fool in lcnuth. and i flexible. Suitable
qi a-tersfortlie reception of thestrangeis
i e being piej ar-d.
A very worthy enterprise is ;he
Kit 'hen Garhn association, of New
York, which aims to solve the twodifli
cul' 1 robltms of teaching housework to
young girls and providing trained si r
Vdit. The association, which under
another name has been pursuing this
work since l"i. has now six hundred
gb studying I o'.tsewoik under seventy
teachers. Those who have been under ils
care nice ig rly sought by holisckcepi vs.
ind applieatii us for admission from pool
families arc numerous. 1 lie same won
is in progress in Boston nnd Philadel
phia, and, with a praiseworthy desire
to tit the raw material for emigration.
at Belfast, Ireland.
The growth of the nails is more rapid
in chililna than in adults, and slowes
in the aged; gen s on faster in summer
than in winter, so that the sarre nail
which is renewed in 132 days in winter
requires only 116 in summer. The in
crease of the nails ot the ngnt nana is
more rapid than those of the left; more
over, it differs for the different fingers,
and in order corresponds with the length
ol the finger, ceyisequently it is the fast
est in the middle finger, nearly equal in
the two on either side of this, slower In
the little linger, and slowest in the
thumb. The giowth of all the nnils on
the left hand requires cighty-tw days
more than those of the right.
The death is announced at Gijon, in
Northern Spain-, of a very old genile-
an indeed, who had completed his
ll'.' h year only a few days before he
mile unexpectedly paid the debt of na
re. I'lilike Mr. Willi r, senior, thi
i-iverend Iherian was no menus the
with tood the wear and tear of
live successive marriages during his
ong life. His last wedding day was
.l-o the eighty-ninth anniversary of his
lirtti. upon which occasion he espoused
comely niaidm of "sweet seventeen,"
vhosc union with him resulted in the
ddition of two sturdy boys to his
J ready numcrems family of six-and-wenty
son, the finit of his previous