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PITTSBOUO CHATHAM CO., N. C, JUNK 21, 1880.
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The HIU of Lire.
We only ak, my heart aud I,
A little peace, a little reet.
We've traveled far my heart aud I,
And no ri'aponda to our requeot.
The hill of life ia eteep and high,
And tborna the graces underlie,
We know it well my heart aud I.
We've hid our foes, my heart and I;
We've bad our friend.,
We've had our lovea, oar heart aud I,
Where friendship eud.
We've bid a hundred lov, go-.d-by
We've aoeu a huudrod friendship die,
Aye, tbkt we have my heart and I.
We've met with noom my heart and I;
We vu met with praiao;
When envy lit hi. arrow, fly
To mar our dayi
We'd laugh to nee them paaa u by;
If cunning forget! f'Mbtle lie,
We would hi. fiundirb arta defy,
And foil our foes my heart and I.
When beauty, bluxbicg sw.-et and ehy,
I'iurce my vomitf heart ith glausea tly,
We'd ubun the mare.
Old trout avoid the angler's fly.
Aud faitblena heart would vainly try
To aeparate my heart and I.
Now here we are. my hi art aud I,
While far below
We hear the murmuring nation's cry,
And reap and now;
We've sown and reaped, my heart aud I,
And only aak iu peace to die,
God grant ua reat, my heart aud I!
TOO CUNNING BY HALF.
Tlicie was a profound impression
rented in the minds of t lip irnud people
of vilie when tin? tidings got out
tiiut.Toe Hai'lierry, the most dunirerourt
i nil the iuot cunning of nil the ru Hit
men up tit the lun:itie asylum, hud
manured to evade hia keepers and was
tit l;ir;e. Joe, in hU mad way, liad al
ways been an olji'et of terror to the
visitors. Like the majority of insane
people, he had his lurid intervals, ami
in these moments ho was sensible
enough. Hut whin tin' evil mood wa
onhitu ho was one uf the mo.-t tei rib e
fellows to deal with that emild lie im
agined. He had a peeuliar fa'.laey
which took the slmne ot iiu iiniiiL' liim
self a modern Hlue Hianl. Inotl.ir
words, Joe believed that he was invested
with the soul of Hlue Heard, and thai, in
order to keep up witli that historic.-!,
personage's supposed eharae'.i r, it was
his duty to eut oll'as lntiny female lieads
us the real Hlue It-:tt-d li:id done.
weakness in this respect was first dis
covered at a time when lie was eourtini;
one of three sisters. lie was an ae
cepted suitor of the younj? woman, .ind
imparted to her, in a moment of con
fidence, the information that when she
man ied him she would be Hie wife of
Hlue Heard, and that, in case-iie'ioiiM
disobey him and exhibit any i-ii 1 ii l y
in household matters, he wou il decapi
tate her and marry her sisters in the
order of their aires. This 'irt of thinir.
persisted in finally aroused suspicion,
and Joe was forbidden the house. Then
his fierce lunacy asserted its-lf. lie de
clared that, married or not, lie was
hound to have his sweetheart's liei.d ;
and, indeed, went so far as to burnish
Jp and sharpen an old cavalry abre,
witli which, one line day, he made an
attack on the young woman, and really
attempted to carry out his purpose.
Joe was arresti d, an investigation was
had, and, as lie solemnly pet sisti d in his
intention to sever the youtnr woman's
head from her body at the first favor
able opportunity, it was decided that
the man was insane, and that the public
safety (and especially the young
woman's safety) ruiuircd that lie should
he kept confined. These were the cir
cumstances under which Joe Barberry
has been shut up; mid as Ids rnal&dj
bad iniTcased to that point, during his
three years of conntinement, that the
whole female sex became finally in
cluded in the scope oi his Blue Beard
attributes all women, Joe holdinir.
having a proneness to disobey and to lie
curious and inquisitive it became a
more serious iiiestion tlmn ever before
that he should not be aflordcd an op
portunity to carry out a desiirn which
evidently only needed a suitable chance
to ensure an execution.
Joe's views being extensively known
unions those who visited the asylum,
the female portion of the visitors were
Kinerally very anxious to sco him and
converse with 'jim on his peculiar
tenets in reirard to their sex. This was
a matter of some ditliculty, as Joe was
equally anxious to as lie expressed it-
get at 'em and fix 'em." A strict dis
cipline, tiowever, prevailed at the
asylum where Jo?; was confined, and
visitors were only permitted to gratify
their curiosity in the matter by inspect
ing him at a short distance (through
iron bars), where he might be seen, with
an air of profound interest and atten
tion, walking up and down the corri
dor of his department and immersed in
the perusal of a volume containing tlip
"Story of lilue Hoard" of which work
he had half a dozen editions of different
kinds, bound in every material from
Russian and Morocco leather to paper
Krom the foregoinir (and to revert to
the beginning ol this story of Joe H ir-
lcrrs escape from the toils),n fair ides
of the sensation produced by the knowl
edge that this lunatic was free to carry
out his unnatural tiieory in regard to
the sex may be trained. As sheriff of
the county in which the town of ville
was situated, it was a part of my
province to see that, by fair means or
loul, he should be cutlL'ht before he
could do any damage. In pursuance of
this duty, I placed men on the watch
a various iti irl,-rj, and " tM--i d pluciril-
O III' pOslrit ltl III V'I'i. IIS MI ' i,.n - I I
the town, and at theci.uinry cioss-rom!.' .
giving a full description of the fugitiv.
In order to stimulate exertions, I also
olTered a reward of $ jo for his capture.
In tho course of the morning, a day or
two after this action, wiii 1st sitting in
my ofllce, awaiting developments and
exchanging suggestions with divers
gentlemen who had dropped in to speak
over the matter, and who all united in
declaring that Joe's escape had so
worked on the fears of the f'tnale popu
lation of ville that they had rcso-
uteiy kept within doors for fear of
meeting with him, the day's mail for
the office was brought in. Among the
letters were three addressed to myself,
and which purported to give some
facts in relation to the fugitive.
Two ot these letters were writt'n
in the town, and the third came
from a village on the road about fifteen
miles distant. All three of the letters
were written on the day before, and all
contained the announcement that Joe
had been seen, but in each case in a
quarter different from that announced
in the others. The letters that had
been written in ville came, one from
a resident of the town, and the other
from a farmer who had just arrived with
produce from the country. The first
ran in this way:
"Sur.itiFK I seen Joe Barberry, or a
man answering to a description of the
siiine, in this town, yesterday. What
made me think it was him was because
he answered the description you gave,
and because he said it was all a mistake
about his being crazy. he being all right,
he said. Thai's why I think it was Joe,
and I inform you of it so you may know
where to look for him."
This whs signed by a citizen ot
ville, whose name was well known
The other was to this effect :
" Mk, Suekikk I vo just arrived it
vi.le, in a wagon from the country.
with a load of vegetables for sale. 1
would like to let you know that Joe
Barberry, which escaped from the asy
lum the other day, is flying around the
country about twelve iui)s from here,
on the Snake reek turnpike, and would
like, he pays, to see you catch him. 1
understand that he say9 he's no more
crazy than you are, and that all the
lolksupnt the asylum are as crazy at
March hares. Send a man down thai
way and I'll point him out. He ain'l
in ville, wherever he is."
The third letter bore an odd sort of
family reacmb'unee to the above twe
(although the handwriting of all tlirct
was diUercnt one from the other), and
was as follows :
"To TIIK SlIKItlFF OF Cnl NTV 1
iton't think it's any use trying to catch
Joe Barb- rry. He's sharper than all ol
y-ui put together he is. You may
tiiitik he's insane about his being Blur
H 'ard, but you wouldn t think so to
hear him talk. He says he's bound to
have Miss ' head, and if he can't
L'et Iter's he'll get somebody else's, lie's
determined on this. I heard a man talk
that way to-day up at Todd's tavern
bere. I met him on the road and he
looked like Joe Barberry so, that I trot
frightened and ran away. Send two or
l . ...... I . l l .1.I-.I. 1
iiiiru iiicu iii'ic nun a iuiiik wu lutein
catch him. I'm pretty certain that he
ain't in ville."
This episode wns signed (like that ol
I he former) with a name of which I had
never heard. Singular to say, my im
pression on reading them was precisely
the opposite to the belief which Ihey
seenu d desirious to inculcating. In a
round about sort of away I jumped to
i he conclusion that Joe Barberry, how
ever much ho may have been wandering
for the last three days, was in ville.
On reading the letters, I quietly placed
i hem in my pocket and went on convers
ing with those present in the oflice.
Whilst I did not place much reliance in
the opinions of my correspondents and
did not attach any importance to their
information, one way or another, I felt
it the part of discretion to remain silent
as to the receipt of their communica
hater in the day, and just nfter I had
received a report from one of the m-n in
s"!irch of Barberry, which gave me the
information that Joe had really been in
'he neighborhood of ville on the day
b-fore, I was cirnparing the letters
which had come in the mail and was
wondering at the similarity of tone
which pervaded all three, when I was
interrupted by the entrance into the ol
lice of a stranger who inquired for
Sheriff . I declared myself to be the
person asked for and requested the gen
tleman to he seated. Tho letters were
lying on the table b 'fore me, where I had
placed them, and the visitor seated him
aelf opposite me.
The stranger was a man of quiet de
meanor and address, and I judged from
his appearance that he was a profes
sional man a lawyer, I should say.
He was somewhat advanced in years,
and his hair and whiskers were gray.
"Sheriff," he commenced, looking
around the room and speaking in a low
tone, "have you found any traces of
Barberry yet you know whom I
"Well, no, sir nothing certain as
yet. But I think I nli.il 1, shortly."
" You have people on the watch foi
him. I h'dieve, sheriff'"
"fjuile number, sir enough, I
should say, o discover him event
ually." " I dare Say," replied the stranger,
rubbing his hands" I dare say, sheriff.
But I am told that Joe Barlierry, I
mean 'Crazy Joe,' as they call him, is
"That may be, sir; but for all that, I
am bound to have Joe Barberry some
time or other."
Some time or ether, sheriff," re
sponded my visitor gravely, " is a very
indefinite way of expressing it. I
shouldn't wonder, now. if Barberry had
quit the county."
" As you say, sir, perhaps he may
have done so. But I'll catch him, de
pend upon It."
!"I hope you may, sir." returned the
stranger as gravely as before. He
seemed to dwell with a friendly feeling
upon the chance of my catch in a Joe, for
he nodded Lis head slow.y, worked his
hnnds, the one within the other, softly,
and repeated : " I hope you may, sir.
If Joe Barberry is to be cauirht, I hope
you may have the catching of him,
In all this time I had been wondering
at the stranger's interest in Joe Bar
berry's case. But that was natural, too,
I thought, ns thero was so much pubiic
interest shown in the matter.
The stranger's next rtmark was, to
say the least, peculiar.
"I heard on the street to-day, sheriff."
hesaid, "that you had received some
stating the facts of Joe's escape, and
letters in regard to Joe's whereabouts.
Is there any truth in that report?"
I kept my countenanse and preserved
my composure. I was not sure but that
he was the writer of one of those letter.-.
But the reference to the report o i the
street aroused my suspicion.
"I did receive a communication or.
that subject, sir," I replied. He hail
his eye fixed on the letters on the table
as I spoke.
" How many did you say?" he askeo
turning his cur the better to catch my
"I said a communication."
' Oh ! I heard there were three came
"Kumor often magnifies tho truth," I
replied, nit knowing exactly what to
say, and taking a sudden interest In my
visitor. " Indeed, I've heard it said, on
the subject of Barberry himself, that tie
is an ignorant fellow, who can neither
read nor write. But I den't belli vp
" Absurd '."exclaimed ray visitor, witli
a touch of displeasure. "Joe Barlwrry
is quite a scholar, sir quite a scholar.
And what is more, I believe he's half
right In regard to ids ideas about chop
ping women's heads off. It can't lie de
nied that women are inquisitive and that
they will disobey." My visitor could
not have shown more fueling on this
subject in his manner than Joe himself,
when he uttered this; and, as he went
on speaking, I rapidly reached a conclu
sion which was as gratifying as it was
"You have offered a reward of fifty
dol ars for information ns to Barberry's
whereabouts hav you not, sheriff?"
" Fifty dollars is what I will give."
"Then," he said, mysteriously, "I'll
claim half to inform you of where he
may be found half to inform, and you
will give the other ha'f when you catch
him . Is that p greed u pon ?"
"Let me know where he is, sir. I
will decide after you have told me."
"He's lurking round Todd's tavein.
The stranger had got that far, when I
rose from my seat and said to him.
sharply : "You mistake, my friend. Joe
Barberry's here in ville. More than
that, he's in my oflice at this moment"
here my visitor gave a bound from
his chair "and I think," I continued,
collaring him as I spoke and relieving
him of his false hair and whiskers, " I
think I will claim all tin reward niy
snlf!" There was a brief struggle, during
which assistance came in the shape of
two or three passers-by. Joe (for it
was he) finally buhmitted; and two
hours after he was walking his old beat
inthe asylum, as profoundly absorbed in
the history of Blue Beard as ever.
Sermon on the Smith.
At the Washington Square Methodist
Episcopal Church, New York, Rev W.
F. Hatfield, the pastor, discoursed of
his recent visit to the South. He was
impressed, he paid, with the boanty of
its natural scenery, tho Christian hospi
tality of its people, and the wonderful
prosperity since the close of tho war.
He advised young men and thoco having
large families aud who find it difficult
to earn a comfortable livelihood here,
to go South and bny a furra, assuring
them that they will be weloomed by tho
Southern people. There is little con
cern felt, he said, among the Southern
people about the approaching presiden
tial election, or who the candidates may
be, as the better class of people have
suffered so severely in the loss of their
property and their relatives by tho late
war which they believe to have been
brought abent largely through the
machinations of politicians North and
South that the very name of politician
is offensive to them. He found the col
ored people industrious and happy.
They have ail the work they want and
are paid liberally, ne had not met one
among them who complained of the con
dition, or who talked of going to Ransus
or elsewhere. It has been said that there
is as muoh bitterness toward the North
as at the elose of the war, and that the
people of the Honth do not oare to min
gle with Northern mu and women.
This charge ho contradicted, and said
that although he went there a stranger,
he never was more kindly received. In
conclusion, he paid a glowing tribn'e to
the Christian eonrtesy, publio morality
and patriotism of the people ot the
At the Dark Hollow stone quarry,
near Bedford, ()., one of the largest
stones ever blasted in America was
"lifted" a abort time agn. The stone
is forty or fifty feet square and about
thirty feet thick, and it required l".r
slip wedges to make a successful blast.
When cut up into pieces it will maki
nearly 3lM cur loads of building stone.
Immense blocks of stone are fn quciiti)
taken out of the quarries here which
would make the stones in Solomon's
temple mere pebbles in comparison.
Its weight was estimated to be (i.ot'O.CHHi
Wade Hampton mid Ills Leg.
It is rather mouri.ful to lo' k at Wat'e
Hampton in the Senate, nnreing his
i tump of a leg and subjecting his splen
did physique to the disgrace of crutches.
He is the only cripple iu tlje body. I
mean visibly so. To be sure his col
leagne, the dashing Unthr, has but one
leg, but you might watch him move
about for ten years and nut kuow it, fo
perfectly does lie manage his cork. To
be snre, too, thpri- ar" ciei -ho suffer
sometimes intensely for trying to stp
bullets ia tho lae unplea?autucfcB, like
Gordon uud K insom aud Maxey; but
their infirmities are net visible. Not so
with Hampton. n is in the very prime
of life, scaroely over fifty, and a hope
less cripple. Nobody feels pain on
looking at Alecli .Stephens, for his ca-e
is j'lst the result of a slow aud natural
process of deny, which ho rather seems
to relish. But you insensibly feel a
deep sympathy with IL.iuntou's loss as
with tho late Senator M rton's iufirmi
ties, because both cacie along prerua
tnrely, like the liurric.iuo ou the oak,
and marred powerful frames. And tho
General eroous; over tho abbreviated
limb all tho tim" not in any prowling
ortei-ty spirit, for he is the soul of pa
tience, but it must remembered that his
whole life bus been one of nerve, vim,
dash, and his present forced inactivity
must oaly intensify the memory of his
daring exploits nu l "moving accidents
by flood and field." Can it be supposed
that when Morton sat inthe Senate, a
big, chainf 1 do;;, the il. feusekks pn y
of the smallest cur that had lefrs and
could use them, he never fritted at the
picture of hia pi.st ccthity, wLeu be
used to bonnd into the saddle at Lis
governor's i like iu war times, and dash
to camp or arstnul, the very embodi
ment (f physical vigor, as he lashed his
horse to a white- f)am through the ex
cited H'recK N wonder, then, tint
while thy t-teut-rul unrsr-s his leg, he
also nurf-es manly regrets. Several in
teresting incidents happened lately in a
single day, ps told by one of Hampton's
intimate frieuds. The (lotierul, iu the
hope of picking up doruo views about
out legs, has a way of stopping people-
uimilarly i tB ctod. As he was Kbiuiling
on hi crutches iu tho ru'iio, hall, Leiw
tho Senate entrance, a large, ni;in came
along, his right leg Inst above th kuee,
and helial some patent arrangement
that seemed l:ke a frumework, liijht and
portablo, t j help him out of his scrape.
Aocosting him, II impton spohe of their
mutual infirmities, aud ankfl I how that
arrangement winked. "Very well " re
plied tho stranger. "It is an invention
of my r:wn,"ond he went on to explain.
"May I ask where you lost your leg ?"
inquired tho General. "Yes, eertir'nly;
it, went off when II impton charged our
battery at Gettysbuig.'' "Indeed; I'm
grieved to hear," said the General, very
sincerely. "My unme is Hmipfon."
They shook hands very warmly over
tho bloody chasm, aud tho stranger
turned, out to bo Representative Caulk,
Later iu the dav the General was on
his way home in the street car, when a
man entered with only one arm, tho
other gone at tho socket. The General
invited him to a seat, and managed tho
payment of his fare.
'Where did yon loso yonr arm ?"
'Well, sir, it was at Gettysburg,"
answered the man, "when Hampton
made that terriflo chargo with his cav
Whereupon those two shook hands
and made up, and tho niau now says if
nuutou is put on the Demoeratin
ticket he will swallow it I o )k aud line1
It was on the same bloody field that
rieasouton and H impton mot a? rival
cavrdry leader!', aud they met only ou
Wednesday last over the pipe of peace.
Pleasotiton was enchatitpd with his old
enemy, aud said that ho was tbo ouly
soldier he ever henr i of who told the
whole truth in caso of defeat. Let me
tell auother iiiHt iueo of U imtitou's kind-
heartedness, and then the reader chu
possibly judge why it is that ho is the
idol of the colored race in the South.
Recently, it will bo remembered, he
went to Mississippi, on the death of his
sou. While there he met three old
slaves of his. They called to pay their
respects, and in an apologetic way told
"Mar.sa Wade" that they bad to fight
for their freedom, and hoped he did not
feel bad about it. Guiuquiryhelearuel
of them that all three ha-l been wound
ed ou board tho M march during the
war. They knew nothing of how their
account stood, or might stand under the
law, with tbo I'uited Stati s Treasury,
and tho General's flint act when became
back was to obtain them pensions.
That's the way tho "rebel briga.liers"
are d priving thu Southern negroes of
The traiu had just emerged from a
tnunel, aud a vinoftiir-faced maiden of
thirty summer leinarkel to her gentle
man companion, "Tunuils ur such
bores !" which n ibivl.v cau deny. Hu
a young lady of about swi et eight-en,
who sat in a seat immediately in front
if the ancient party, adjusted her hat,
brushed her frizzes back, ami said to
tho purfuiard youag man beside her,
"1 think tnniiela are awfully nice."
general John It. (iordoii.
Who was interviewed by a UeriOl re
poitsr at New York gives the reason
for resigning his position as United
Htate senator. He says:
"Seven or eight years ago I Lad an
income that enabled me to live com
foitably, in my modest way, and to uc
eurnnlite something for my children;
but after I entered the Senate my plan
tation and mining property became un
productive, maiuly through my inability
to give that property tho attention I
could have given it but for my public
duties as a Senator, bat only a man with
a heart of stone could resist the uppeals
of the maimel mon wiiu wore ones my
sohiii-rs and of the orphans of men who
once fought by my side. I soon f mud
myself unable to live iu Washington
city. Tho truth is I was driven from
public life by a conscionsuess of grow
iug older year by year, and yet becom
ing poorer after the meridiun of life and
when euteriug upon ycura in which I
uhall be loa ablu to earn something to
leave for my children. Yet, even at the
sacrifice of what I might accumulate
fur my family, I would have remained
iu the Senate had the interests of the
South or of tbo country required it;
Imt I cau d i as much in private life as I
could in the Senate toward uuitiug tho
South and the North and making a per
fectly cjmeuted Uhion, and for that end
1 shall work iu the future."
G ;ner.il Gordon went on to say that
after he had made up his mind that his
duty to his family required him to re
sign a seat that threatened to impoverish
them he had tempting oilers from two
concerns one iu B iston and one in Ore
gonboth demanding an answer, either
yes or no, without delay, and that the
oilers were so liberal that he felt on-
straiued to accept. Thereupon ho sent
his resignation to G.ivereor C ilquitt aud
waited for the appearance of his bdc-o-sRorin
theSeaa'e C lumber. Mean
time other flattering ofL;ra were made
him among them the position of
counsel for a railroad, and already he
sees the way open for improving his
fortunes consid erably and rapidly. Ho
will hereafter spend a part of Lis time
in Oregon and a part in Georgia, and
Lin plantitiou and niiuidg properly
will again have that attention which it
uecessary to make any venture profita
ble. Of his sheep raising ho spoke as
an experiment. His partner a Now
Yorker is testing it, how successful! 7
the G'-'ueral doesn't know.
English Sympathy for the South.
For EiglibUmen especially the story
of the American civil we.r must always
possess the reft powerful attractions.
On both sides the principles involved
were those which most deeply affect our
own national feeling; the language, the
race, the ideas of the combatants were
our own. The army of Northern Virginia
in particular, from the nainre o: the de
fense it had to maintain, and the char
acter it earned and sustained, enlisted,
and will for generations continue to en
list, the strongest English sympathies.
It fought with English tenacity, Euglish
recklessness of consequences, Eu-'lish
indifference to odds, what was from the
first a very donbtful and soon became
an tvideutly losil g battle. Once ouiy
was it fairly beaten iu op.111 field; over
and over ogaiu, bo'h on the offensive
uud ou tho defensive, it prov.id itself
more than a match for apparently over
whelming odds. Its composition re
sembled ver closely that of our own
volunteer regiments. Its chiefs were
men whose personal character and
public conduct displayed all the virtues
ou which Euglishracu most pride them
solves, as the people of Virginia are
perhaps tho most thoroughly EuglHi
of the many offsets which the mother
race has planted iu every part of tho
world. Gen Lee was as perfect a type
of the ideal V. lglish noldier and g n'le
man as history can show. ".Stonewall"
Jackson reproduced, with many of its
eccentricititM, but scarcely one of its
worse and meaner features, the historic
character of tho rnrifan leaders. Stuart,
I' tzhnph Lee and Wade Hampt u re
minded those who closely followed their
career of the finest dimples of Euglish,
cavalier loyalty and simpli jity. Lon-
(Inn Siilurdny lvitu:
The Rev. Aleck CsrrHwny is ono of
the most eloquent of North Carolina's
colored preachers. His exhortations at
camp meeting are wonderfully effective,
and he is able to move his audiences at
will. But when, being convicted of
stealing a pair of trows, rs, at C iarlotte,
be made the greatest oratorical effort of
his lifetocoui'icethe mr.gistrato that
the devil alone was respoiisible for tbo
crime, he fourd that he Lad a hard
hearer to move. "Yon say that yon
were possessed by the devi! when yon
took he pants?" thu j'tsH ie said. "Ys
sir," was the reply ; "it wa'n't me, bat
de debbledat was in mo." "Well, then,
in order to pnnish that devil, I will send
yon to prison for three months."
A doctor ia Scotland made a bervo
and bone all healing salve, and thought
ho would experiment a little with it.
He at first cut off his dog's tail, and
applied some of the salve to thejstmnp.
A new tail grew ont imme1;ately. He
then npplied some to the tail which he
cut off sud a uew dog grew out. He did
not know which dog was which.
ITEMS OF (iEXUKAL INTEREST.
A young man Loasted that he hid a
w U-Btored mind, wherenpon a yonng
lady murmured: "What a pity we can't
find out where he stored it !"
The L adville Chronir'e tells of a man
who escaped with his life from the In
dians. The man who escaped without
his life hasn't yet te?n reported.
"You look goid engongh to eat,"
paid Le, looking over her shoulder into
the mirror. "Food for reflection she
replied, wdhent a smile.
A good lady who, on the death of her
husband, married Lis biother, has a
portrait of the former hanging in her
dining room. One day a visitor, re
marking the painting, asked: "Is that a
member of your family?" "Oh, that's
rry poor brother-in-law," was the inge
A poor fellow fairly danced with joy
when the doctor told him he had
Right's diseases. "What will the Smith
girl f a; now?" he exclaimed, triumph
antly. "She always said thc-rd was
nothing bright about me. Oh, I guess
not; bnt the doctor's oertificate will
show whut kind of a hair pin I am."
At an Indiana breakfast table a few
days ago, a traveler from the Eist
handed to one of his fellow travelers a
a plate of sauRages, wherenpon tho
question was asked, "Is it fiafe ?" To
which was replied, "This is a prolitlo
hog conntry, and it is safe to oat sausages
wherever hog is cheaper thanlo."
It was not an Irishman, as might nat
urally be supposed, but n respectable
Connecticut clergyman, who was re
sponsible for tho following genuine
bull: "WLen I was a X oy, said lie, "1
thirsted eo for knowledge that I worked
all night to earn money to buy books,
and then got up before daylight to read
He stwl with his back against the
front dtor of the street car. Every one
else had seats, and he anxiously watched
each face for symptoms of getting out
for ever three mile-. It grew weari
some, aud he finally shifted his weight
from one foot to the other and exclaimed:
"Eor the love of the Lord, have none o'
yes any homes to go to?" Then they all
smiled, and tho eouduator tendered him
the ridgepole of the rear platform.
Riode Island has the following
statute: "All marriages between a
white person and a negro shall be abso
lutely null and void; and the person
joining them in marriage shall be sub
jecttoa penalty of S''O." Samuel D.
Dorrell, a full-blooded negro, was lately
married at Providence to E len Carring
ton, a white girl. Tho R v. Georgo
II. Smith, who performed tho ceremony
is to be prosecuted, in order to tost th
The English like fun. In a stormy
political meeting; Herbert Gladstone
secured an attentive heamg by telling
thut good old Yankee story of n kitten
offered for sale by a boy, who tried the
temper of the mnriset first by the label
ling it a Troy kitten, but found no pur
chaser, and who, when he sold it next
day, under Liberal colors, as a Liberal
kitten, defended himself, when taxed
with his opeureemtatiou of tho kitten's
politics, by declaring, in Lord BeaoonB
fielil's phraso, that a good deal had
happened since then, for siuie then "the
kitten had opened its eyes."
An Artesian well is being bored in
Boston iu order to determine whether or
not there is under ihe city an available
supply of pure water. At the depth of
about one hundred and fifty feet the ,
borers fouu 1 a small stream of excellent
water in a stratum of gravel beneath stiff
blue clay, aud ugain at the depth of
threti huudrod feet they struck a ceoond
small stream o' good water in slate rork.
The tnbing used measures eight and a
half inches outside diameter, aud ia one-
fourth of an iuch thick. Tho weight
now operating outhe rock is about three
thousand pounds, the drill itself weigh
ing about sixteen LuuiJrcd pounds.
Londoners dct ire to obtain Amerioan
apples in their perfejticn. Bat ut pres
ent they often reach there in a bruised
condition. The Luidon Afigatine of
Thariimcy says there is no reason why
thm fruit Bhonld not be imported in a
fresh and perfect condition. It reeoom
monds the use of a soft kind of tissue
paper to envelop each apple, this papor
ltaviug been previously soaked iu a sol
ution of salicylic acid, and dried before
it is used. The aleholio Bolution, dilu
ted with as much water as it will bear
without precipitating the soid, is the
best preparation. E?cry precaution
should bo taken to prcveut bruising the
fruit when racking it, and it should be
snugly packed that it will not move
during the voyage.
1 She walks in beauty like the night,
Of oloudlcni climes aud Harry akies,"
And lovely though she is to aigbt,
HUe m not lovelier than tier piea.
The rosea of liamaaoua blow
Their auenta to far Arabiau aanda;
But sweeter is the kneadbd dough
Thut Htna'a the olor of her bauda.
Nor anted Turk, nor gouty lord,
Nor pampered priuoe did e er partake
Uf dainty dtb that oould afford,
Such rapture a her simple cake.
I erave uot 'una. nor wealth , uor pewer,
I only wiatitbat I ajuld he
A pound or two of aume prima flour,
Aud ibe waa geully knaadlug