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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
I'Dllolt AM) 'I'Hl KT'.'IS.
Onfl .quale, one lnerlIoii,
One Bqusrn, two iiiwrtli.m,-
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tin, ivj jr, one yr..
oho fi.py ,f!x iiiui.Uk
One rep)', thru lutnii!
PITTSBORO CHATHAM CO., X. C, JULY 8, 1880.
JOiifl til. IY30HIKC.
Attorney at Law,
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at mm a. wmixii,
MORINC & MORINC.
Attomoyo tt Xs-cv-cv.
IHIUIOr, N. i .
All busiQOFS Intrusted, to tliem will reooive
1-2. A. LOX&CW, ,?r. ,
Attorney at Law,
Hc-Specinl Attention Pnid to
W. E. AXDKr.sON,
P. k. WJLET,
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
icm:i;ii, v. v.
J. D. WILLI AW! 3 & CO.,
Grocsrs, Commission Merchants ani"
FAYETTE VI LLE. N. C.
Certain and Reliable!
HOWAltDH ISPUXIBLE woiu.o r.E-
NOWNKD KLMEDlf" FOB WOKMfl
In now for rato l-y W. L. London, la rnt.bnro'.
All those, who o annoyed with thnre Fents
are advised to cill r nd jet a packago vt tui
alnl'li remedy. This compound is do hnni
bug, bntf grand sneca".. Ouo agent wanted
lu every town in tlie Btate. For partlcu'ari.
KldieKH. nclnelna; 8 rent stamp. IT. J. M
HOWARD. Mt. Oliv. WaTne comity, N. C.
JACOIl 8. A r.LFN .
rnr.n. a. watso.n,
o, e halli.ii!.
JACOB S. ALLEN & CO.,
TIAT.KKIII. -N. C,
ru:u mnuifaM-tnnTS ' f
Sash. Doors. Blinds. Mould
Mill all kinds o Ormimeutui, bo.roll u:i ';
Turned Work; Window audDoor Frames
rna b t Order.
WGiv us ft tall beforo ordering.
Shops (nested on Hirrirgtou street,
w'tove c -cs "o 11 deigh and Carton
T. H. BRI8GS & SONS,
RALEIGH, 3ST . C.
wauon am nvur. matf.ki.it.,
Stoves, Nails and Iron.
AND l'lSHINO TACULU.
Bend for a Sarnplo Card of
"ToM ii fc CJoiuitr.y''
r.KAnv jnxrit taints.
If is the Best.
We effer IIi 'l (I i.i !ii at Lowest I'riro.
Spring Wagons, &c.
made of tbe brut materiaJi and tally uarrar.t
ed. to be nold regardleae of eost 1'artiri lu
wast will commit tUeir own interest by nam
inlng onr Block and prices before bavin. i
we are determined to aell, and lure riit doan
onr pricea io they cannot be mrt by any oilier
bonne in the Htate.
Alio a fall .took or.
Hand 3Ifil I fume
ItEPAIRINfl done at bottom prion, tud In
feed for prieei and enti.
A. A. McKlU'H AN i fiONtl.
KayctliTille, N. a
RAlEIfilf. . CAR.
P. n. CAMERON. frtnHmt.
W. R. ANDEKSON. Vi.
W. IL 1J1CKH, Jfc-y
Thd only Home Life Isetir&ncd Co. In
All Iti fnnd loaned out AT IIO.MK, and
among our own people. We dr lint .mid
North Carolina innnt'V abroad to build up other
Haa. It l one of the nioet (tiei'eicful i-ojri-jwnlei
of its age In the Uullcd Blati. ll aa
uH are amply iiincicnl. All lowi pai.l
liroinptly. Eilit thousand dolUri paid In tb
Ian two ynara to families In Chatham. It will
cost a man aed thirty yenrs only five ceute a
day to Insure for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further Information to
H. A. LONDON, Jr., Sen. Agt.
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THE BOARD FENCE.
" Slioo. .1 1 .1, ci t I'limr. juu t'l.'i.iuv
I'litt. :?!"' tvivi Mr. liitlicoi-k, w.-ivinv
li's tiriijS. ns lip chii'i'd tin.- ilozpn shi fp
ir.i! ! im'is tlirou.h a ?:ip in tli!' iew--.
It v'- ; vrodii.'n fincc, mh! when hi
lir..', m. . . ih'.l mi ih ivin.it tin' aniiu:i!s to
'. ' i.-i-'f -i it, he lirlcd it from i!
i.i'ii l'.r' j.O'iii'.ii nr.il prnppcil il up
vi:; . (.,:. was :m niv i'ution l:c
li:i;' .'..ii'.ij I'i.i'.-r'if o!..:ii:t'.; tu r ?:
u.:..y !h. In the ..urs-. !' the s.a.-o:i.
:inl not :' for that t-fast'ti, but of v v
em! pi'. viuu" t''.-.:;i.n.i.
Yrt Mr. 15.il cork wns r.ritii; r t'. ir'n
nnr i liii n in fart, lie v:itl;7f y i ;..'
him .f If i n t!.-'" oniinary f;pp'ar:'i; f.l
iiis I:ii in. an. I i:nt witlioul rcucii. llo.v
tlu'ii sh.'iil w iirt'ount for liis n.Ii -Scni.'.J
in this p:irticu!:ir ic-tsici'?
Tlictiutii w.-w tlint tliis f -me fi.niiril
tin' boutuinry iino between liis cstrtto
:uiil tint ol Mr. Suiail; anit tlnve i'en
ei:iti(i!i of men who owneil tlie-n .-.
iMa hiul been unable to rtoeiilc to whom
i: bclonircd to rcliuild nnd keep it in re
pair. Il 'the owner hiul fhiit'.eiil to br
mi'n of jieiu-t ail fii-pxsitions tl.i v
would llnvi! riili) lon.i.si il the milt: i'
nnd avoided a iiunrri'l; but if, on t! i
contrary, they belonged to Unit mi: -l.
liirti're..tis who would sooner .swriii.-i
their own comfort nnd Aonvruirm'c th-.ti
their so-called rinlits. this fL-iiee wonli!
have been a sotuee of uiuiulin bicker
ings ami strife.
And of this chss were the presml
owners. Ag:iin nnd again had they
consulted their respective lawyers on
thcyubject, and draved from their hid-infr-jiliu'cs
tuusty old deeds and lei orilsi,
but always itli the same r-sult.
" I say it belongs to you to keep it in
repair; that's as plain as a pike-ttall','
Mr. Ilubcock would say.
"And I say it belongs to yott-imv
fool niisht fci lliat," Mr. Small woitl-i
reply; and then hiU words would fol
low, ami they would part in anj;ir, more
determined and obstinate than ever, and
lawyer's f es and loss by dania?e from
ia-h other's cattle hnd nlnady imioucte 1
to a sum sufficient to have built a fence
orouml their entire estates, but what
wast!i!il compared to the sutisf ictirn ot
having their own way.
At last, one day Miss Lctitia (lill, a
wom:m much respected in the ?illa;,
and of some weight as a landowner and
tit.T payer, ftni for Mr. Uabcoek to come
and sec li r on business; a summons
which he iniidi haste to obey, how
could it be otherwise where n lady was
Miss Leliti.t sat at her window sewii:g
ssenm, but she dropped her v.v.ik ar d
took oil her spectnfles when Mr. 15.1b
cock made liis cppen'nncc
".s.) yen pot my iue?sai.; thank you
for consii", I'm suit. Sit down, do.
I .U'p.'.-f my ir. ni Iiaae told you I
ivuiited to con-nil you on business a
;. ter of e.tiily, 1 may say. Il can't
'i.' t-xpi eii (ha1 we women folk' should
e the be.-1 jiiil;r'. s about siK'h Ihitis,
ojtt know ; there's I sane, to be sure, bu
hen lie lives on the place; maybe he
iv t til 'n't h? fxielly iuiartial in his
iin'.iiiirit about ournll'airH.''
'Mi s' so," bfiid Mr. 15 iboock.
" Wei!, the state of the case is this:
When Isaac enmc up from the lone
meadow to dii tier- they're mowing the
meadow to day, and nn uncommonly
coorl ield there is when he came up
to riiiiiii r lie found that stray cows had
Inoki n iut" t!:' ve.-l'ible garden."
" Vnu can fancy tbe riot made. I de
clare Isaac was almost ready to use pro
liii.e lanjMiaiic. 1 am not Hire that lie
didn't; and. afurall, I couldn't feel to
I'-.nmch him viry sevirely, for the
irI.ehas taken with that garden is
ini'.liiiig n.iii'.iiiK ; workitiK in it.
Mr. Ii.thcivk, enrly and late, weeding
and i'in:iiii and watering, and row to
si oil ali toin and tn.mpltd rothat you
notilill.'t, know wbieh was beets and
w 1, ii ) was cuctiii.bi rs. It's enough to
iaie uny budy's temper."
" 1 is m," fa'nl Mr. R.ibeock.
"And that in'tnll, for by the looks of
U.liifrs they iiv.r;t have, been raipalnr
in the orchard and clover field before
they got into the sarden. Just you
'in' rind s-.c," and puttinj? on her sun
"i liiii t, Miss betitia showed Mr. ll.ib-
. !!; over the damaged precincts.
"You don't happen to know whose
.nlhitifl ('id the uiis'.hicf?" said Mr.
" Well, I didn't obstrve them in par
ticular myself, but Isaac said there was
on-i wi'h a peculiar white mark, gome
thibp ! ke a cross, on its haunch."
"Why. that's Siniili's old brindle,'
-lied Mr. liabcoek. "I know the
ii: ;k :i well as I know the noso on my
r.u-e. Si.e lrid balls on l.er horns, didn't
' Yts, eo Isano said."
"And a kind of hump on her biu k "
'A p if ft dromedary," said Mis
l.eiitir.; "I noticed that myself."
"They were Small's cows, no doubt
of it at ali," said Mr. U.ibcock, rub
i-ii g his hands. "No sheep with thcui.
' V !1, new I think of it, there were
di". p ll.ey ran oway as soon us they
-aw Isaac Yis, certainly there wi re
-liicp,"' taiJ Miss Lctitia.
" I knew it they always go wit!: lie
o'.vs: nnd wiiat ol nte?"
li's to fix dauiaces," said Misa I,"
iitia. "As I .-aid before, women folk.
,,ir no itid.-rer. alxjut such matter."
Mr. Uabcoek meditated a nionien. mil
then s:u 1 :
"Vi'i-'l, I wouldn't take ft cent less
than ; fveniy-live dollars, it I were you
-lie'. :i ci lit."
' S. vi at f five dollars! Isn't that a
l'ooi! deal, Mr. Hibcock? You know I
d.m'i wis!: to be hard on the poor man :
ali I want is a lair compensation lor the
i-iisrl. icf done."
"Si venty-livo dollars is fair, uia'nm
in fu.-t, I might say it's low. I
wouldn't have had a herd of cattle and
i-lc. ! trampling throuph my premises
in that way fur a hundred."
"There's one thin;,' I forgot to state;
the orchard gate was open or they
couldn't have cot in; that may make a
" Xot n bit not a bit. You'd t. right
to l.avo your gate open, but Small's
cows had no ri;;ht to run loose. I
hope Isaac drove t!inni to the pouud,
"I heard him say he'd shut Yru
up somewhere, and didn't mean to let
'em out till the owner calls for 'em.
Hut, Mr. liabcoek, what if he should
.iluse to pay for the damages! I
li(.uld have to go to la w about it."
" Ufi won't refuse; if he does, keep
the critters till he will pay. As tc
law, I guess he'.s had about enough ol
"I'm sure I thank you for your ad
vice," said Miss Lctitia, ' and I mean
to act upon it to the very letter."
Scarcely was he out of htr sight
when Miss Letilia, sent a summons for
Mr. Simill, which he obeyed as
promptly as his neighbor had done.
She made to him precisely the samt
statement she hud made to Mr. Bab
cock, showed hint the injured property,
nnd asked him to iix the damages. It
was remarkable before he did this that
he should ask the same question Mr.
Uabooek had asked, namely, whcthei
she had any suspicion to whom the ani
"Well, one of them I observed had a
terribly crooked horn."
" rreeiscly it's lhibeock's heifer; I
should know her nmong a thousand.
She was black and white, wasn't shep"
"Well, now I think of it, she was
one seldom sees so clear a black ami
white on a cow."
"To be sure, they're liabcock's ani
mals fast enough. Well, let me sec;
what yoit want is just a fair estininte, I
' Wi 11, 1 should say ninety dol!ar':
was :ts low as he ought to be allowed I i
get off with."
" Oh, but 1 I'ear that will seem as if I
mr.nt to take advantage. Su;iOr.c we
call it say sevci.ty-.ive,"
"Justus you please, of course; but
l.angcd if I'd let him off for a cent less
than a hundred, il it were my case."
" And if he refuses to pay ?"
"Why, kii'p the animals until he
com' sariiiind, that's all."
" Hut there's ore thing I negleoted to
nn ir ion our :a'. was standing open ;
that may alter the case."
' N' datall; there's no law against
keeping your gate open ; there is against
"Very will; thank you for your ad
vice," said Miss Lctitia; and Mr. Small
departed witli as sinilling a counten
ance us Mr. Il.ibcoek had worn.
liut at milking time that night in
niudc a strange discovery old brindle
was missing! At about the same liout
Mr. Habcock made a similar discovery ;
iliu black Mid white heifer was no
where to be found. A horrible bus
piciou sclzid ihim both a suspicion
they would not have mad known tc
each other for tin. world.
Tin y waited till it was dark, and then
Mr. iiabeink stole round to Mis
l t ilia's, and meekly asked leave to
1 uk rt the animals which hnd com
mitted the trespass. He would havi
ihim it without asking leave, only that
iliirtty Miss I.ilitia. a'ways shuts hit
b.u n doors tit night.
While he stood looking over Into the
I ens win re thecows wereconlined, nnd
trying to negotiate with Miss Ltlilia
lor the reiinse of his brindle along
anie Mr. Small in quest of liis bl ind U
1'in' two nrn star.-d at each other in
I link dismay, then Lung their he.ids in
It n.is i:flraa to asseit that the dam
!!! were t..o blub, for had thevnot
li Sf 1 t 111 m tin i:.- Ivsl'' It Was U-e'is
to pie.:.! th -.t M:-s L'-tit'a was in a n.an
iv f re-1 iti-;l 1 lor what had happened,
on account nl the i"ii t'a'.e. f.,r had
they not a.i-ui'ed h r th:u that circum
stance did not alter tkr e:,s ? It was
us 'li -s io say she had no right :o keep
the cow- in cti-t'.-ly, for had they not
our' 1 d her to do sol' A- to going to
law about it, would they not become
the sp:rt of 'he whoV? town?
"He that M:'get.h a pit. he hinisci
sVali fa'! into it,'1 said Mi-s L"litia. who
r I 1 what w::s passing in tl.eir mind- as
Wi !l as if they had spoken, for the light
of Isaac'-. lantern fill full on their faces.
"However, on one condiiioii I wid frio
the ows. and forgive the debt."
"Win is thst?" lioth tuou?ht the
question, but did not ask it.
" lb.! condition is timt-yuu promico tn
put a good new fi nee in place of the oh'
one i hat separat es your estates, dh iding
the cost bet'.' it y.ju, nnd that heme
lortli you wih he t'ethir p a -ifu lv.
so far r.s in you li Do you pn.ruiM ?"
' Ye-." mutterul bot'i in a voin
si i.r.a ly au'lib e.
'Slake hauls lipri it. theai-" s ii-.!
They did -.o.
"Now let the rows out, Isaae; its
time they were niiikei','' said she. And
the two men went away, ihiving lli'ti
cows before lhnii, and with a shame
faia .1 air. ureal !v in contrast to the look
of triumph wish wh!cl; they h id befon
quiltid her prc-ence.
The fence was bui.t and the s'vif.
eased when the rausc was removed,
but it was long hofor" Miss L"t:thi
part in th fll'iir came to the public eai ;
for she hers'll maintain! d a stric
silence concerning it, and she enjoinei1
the same upon her man-servant Isaac,
Health In Summer.
The danger from sunstroke or exhaus
tion is not very great for people in ordin
ary lira ir Ii, but any physician will in
dorse the statement that too great can
cannot be exerci.-ed to ward oil' tho-e
diseases which inevitably follow im
prudence during the heated term. Too
many people observe the same rules ol
living in the dog days that they do in
the bracing atmi'suhere of fall or win
ter, and, as a rule, they pay dearly
for their imprudence. Even in the mat.
or of clothing but little care is taken
to provide against sudden changes I
temperature, or during periods of in
tense heat to reduce the temperature ol
the body. Many persons also expose
themselves to the sun in the most reck
less manner, while others nrc equally
imprudent as to the kind .ind quality o'
their food. The kilter is a iicst ini
porlant consideration. The siir.pici
and more nourishing the food the better;
yet how few restrict themselves or show
the least discrimination in selecting tic
supplies for their tables during the sum
mer months. Frequent bat king, moder
ate cxcrcise.abstentionasfar as po-.iihle
from all excitement, rigid supervision
of drainage, cleanliness not only in tin
living room of the house but in the
obscure places about the premisis
these are safeguards which no person,
however robust his hea th, can ailon'
to disregard. The list of ills thut fol
low the neglect of these ordinary pre
cautions is very long, and ail are seri
ous in their ctl'e;t upon t ho huaian
Lobsters and Milk,
There is popular theoty that lobsters
and milk combined a'o a death-dealing
potion. This is partly wrong nnd
p .rtly right. The fact is ti.o hard
meat of the lobster is the most indiges
tible article of food that cm he taken
into the human stomachs, and only the
strongest stomachs in the most health
ful state can convenientl , get away with
it. Where vinegar is eaN l; with lob
ter it helps the digestion. A second
fact is undeniable, that mi;!; wi.) sour
m the stomach of two per-' r.s out of
three. It follows thru t'.ia' h::ving
eaten a hfarty meal ol" tin lit:- stible lo'i
s er, if you drink ii larr; quantity of
milk, nnd it s urs on you, llic action of
the gtuslri"- juice is su-p-'ln'e 1, the lob
stcr n mains aa so much lead in the
stomach, nnd hence tho sickness will
frequently result i'lta'.iy. Hut neither
the milk nor the 1 dvler in itself is poi
sonous, nor does th-; combination ofthe
two, work a poison. Tho ricknesa
arises from a sotuv 1 stomach and a eon
sequint suspension of the organs of di
gestion. Some persons with a stomach
like a horse, us the saying is, ean cat
lobster anil drink milk with impu
nity, but " that's neithiryou nor I." A
third fact lobsters cooked ai'ter death
are permeated with poison, the virus
trom poisonous glands permeating1 all
the meal in the shell. All these aie
A-eil-established seicntifie medical lacls,
mi l no mere theorizing. You will do
el to consider and be governed by
them. If you've a strong healthy
stomach, perlei t digestive organs, and
an drink heavy cream milk without
trouble, then you can cat healthy lob
stir seasoned with vinegar, and pour
down your throat as much milk as you
choose, but not otherwise. Next to
lobsters pehrnps cherries are as indiges
tible as anything you can take into your
stomach, and a drinking of milk aftii
atitiit cherries will cause sickness the
same way as fitter eating ed lobsters,
under the conditions describe.! and for
tho same reason. We don't charge
any thing for the facts and hints In rein
contained, but you micht py the doc
tors a great many dollars, and nine
chances emt ot ten they wouldn't give
ou as valuable facts, nor as clearly and
concisely stated. A word to the wise is
sulllei. nt. iltri hn liv mkr.
Koiiio r the Ho.nitles or i'oljgnniy.
A letter to tbe Salt Lake AntuIWyg
amy fVnwJUtrii say?: In Sugarhousu
Ward, two miles north of Salt Lake
City, lives a good Danish saint who, of
rertir.se, lives his religion, and has sev
eral wives. It was the duty i f one of
the plural women to work tin the farm
and take care of the cattle and the
n.ules. When not engaged in other
-aii.tly avocations, it was the husband's
i ustor.i to sit on the lence, holding a
horsewhip in his hand, and ovi rsee the
woman v. hen she was at labor in the
lii '.J. If she failed to perform the woik
according to his ideas or instruction.-',
!,e usul to lash her like a rclr.-e'tory
horse or mule; in fact hcriften whipped
ir more severely than he would his
'.lininls. for he held a mule in lar high, r
-tiuiation than be ili.l a woman. " II -ould
get another wife any day, but it
co t money to get. a mule." Occasion
illy, when there was not enourli to
teep her busy on the farm, he hired in r
tit a house servant, and always rol-
i tid her wasres himself, asking quite a
t;h price f.,r her sen ices. SI e hti
i m d to he hired to a neighbor of mine,
ir.d one day when h" etune for hT
vsn he ei' ni ti'di'd a:i c-xtr.-i dollar a
wick because he h-d to hire a r.ian to
do her chores in the ti"lii. This s::st
i-elieved in polygamy. b' i uu-e wh'-n em
woman wore out or outlived hri ui fu -mss
ps a laborer, be could ea-ily re
place her with a fresh one.
A Jew mili'S fur'h. r from the hou-.e,
!! what is e-aiicd Mill creek, lives an
ther polyuamisl, whose three wivrr
re held to the strictest account for
very pound of muter, every chicken or
gg on the place, r.nd woe to the advio
iurous one who dans to dispose o:
-ither without the consent of her lord
and master. The first wife, who is old
and crippled with rheumatism, once
loi.L-ed for a cup of tea, a luxury for
bidden the woiiu li. v. iio :ov required to
keep the weird of wNdom, r.lthough th'
husband frequently indulged in that and
material comtoi 1-. She watched an op
portunity wh'-n he was ahs'nl ahd
trailed a few eggs for the wherewithal
to make the coveted beverage, which
sle enjoyed, as -he thought, in secret.
The husband, however, found it out
man in polygamy h:-? no litck ol tale
bearers and he (li'.:ggi't the poor olil
woman to the creek, piungeil her under
the water and li.'id ini there u::tii he
thought her suiVn iently u.-.islu d forlier
sin in breaking the wont i,f wisdom, :u
wi'il as for liiedii'ic..' with his cj'gs, rmd
until she p'eoiui i; d n-'ver to repeat the
oll'ene. I have suppressed tho names
in both of the above cases, n'thouh 1
could have given them, because I under
stand that it is ti," policy of the Mint!
an not to sh"v up individuals, but to
expose the workings and the debasing
clh-ets of the systi m. The first incident
shows in what estimation the majority
of nn n hold the women, and to what
depths of degradation the system can
reduce a woman vy -- lseli to
be placed in sue li a position.
Premeditated Murder hy ItiiSs.
Mr. George Clayton, residing in tin
vihage of Latisingburg, was the pos
sessor of a white rat, of which he made
a great pet, and keut him hou-e-d in a
snug cage. Last night the pet rodent
was foully murdered, and the evidence
gleaned from a view of the surroundings
this morning tends to show that the
homicide was cotninit'ed by otlies
rodents of a darker hue that had no!
I.'eeii petted. Tho box or cage of the
pet rat had been literally gnawed to
pieces, and th pel torn to pieces as the
marks plainly show. There must have
been quite a number of rats concerned
in the tuvrder, as the incisors of one or
twei could not have done the work in a
week that was done last night. The
destruction of the animal will furnish
food for speculation as lo the motive for
the massacre, and add-: c. chap'er to the
statistics on rats. Troy (.V. Y.) iVr
High Heeled Roots Deleterious to tbe
" A Huston phy-ician," writes Pre
fi s or K. A. l'ro -'or, " from the result
of hi.-; exr.erier.ee staled that the use ol
high heeled boots csu-ts injury to the
eyes not only weakening tho sight,
but producing a sensation of constant
pain. It is not altogether so surprising
as might bo supposed that tlie eyes
should thus sympathize, as it were, with
the feet; for it is well-known to phy
sicians that the eyes sulb r in a s critic
manner when other i nits of the body
tire affected, and thero are some ail
ments, whose presenec the physician
has even been able to detect in this way
when the ratirr.t himself would have
concealed the real nature ol his illness."
Il s' i ins to lie decided that the use ol
tlie ilium is to be abolished in the
French army. The reasons assigned for
this step are that the drum cannot In
heard amid the din of hrut.o or mi t'n
n, arch by the ranks in the rear. Tin t
the drum is useless in rain, as well as
an incumbrance in the field. There i
alo talk of suppri .-sing the i-.iurnta!
bi nds, and of only havi::; ; cue b: nd in
i very g '.u'ison town. Tl'C qu s'n.n is
oh of e 'oriomy both in men and money.
l'fo.'i ss"r M'i?or sat in an easy chair
on '.he deck looking very pale. The
conr,'. -ss-ionate c.iotain asked how he
lilt. "Miserable, miserable; I'm sick.
c:-.p:a!n, I'm sick. 1 have paid tribute
io N.-ptuiie tiii I have lost everything.'
' Hut,'' said the captain, " I see you still
have your lioots left." " Yes, ' said th
oroiessor, fnintlv. "but they were on
TUe Jnstlce of I'rcsquc Isle.
In Presque Isl" county, toward Mack
ir.aw, is a beautiful lake Hight Grand
lake on whose shore stands a club
house owned by sundry fish-loving citi
zens of Adrian. Mich. The country
around is pretty much as nature made
it rough and the few backwoodsmen
living there are n.uch like tho country.
One of them, named Crawford, wt'..
httelv dieted 'Ustiec of the peace. A
woodchoper made complaint that a
eeitain raftsman had heaf-n I im, nv..i
asked for a warrant for the oft'etel' i'
arrest. The justice's entire sloi 1: i f
legal blanks eonsisied of a summo;.
and a subpena. After spending sr.:;..
time ;.in;y in trying to nvike- tie
papi r.s fit the ei.c.he go', lnad, lU.r
down his papers, and ai'tln s-.-ei tie
complainant thus :
" See here, mister, this court is be.und
to see justice ('one In this township.
You pay nn1 two and a half dollars,
costs of ceiurt.show me the nan and
the court wi,i lick him in two minim
Complainant .iid the io.-'.s ;u.'l
pointid rut ti e n an. 1 he " court'
with mai-sty on his brow am! his
sleeves ro.icd up, wins for the off. n e r,
and in sixty secii''.:. ihr:;-!.i-d hi.:; ti
the full content otl'tli parties. The
i our; thin put on his coat and ii tnar'te-l
that " he was a peace f.llh rraud v. i i: .1
it understood that this court would
preserve the peace, and any m.i!i who
thought hi-could raise thunder in lb'.,
neck of the- woods wo:; Id Lav to U;.
the case with the court personally."
No other case has since been tried by
A Costly Hansom.
Coleinel Synge. the British su'.eect
who was captured at his farm on tho
.ligean sea in Greece, by brigands and
ransotued t ). the snug-sum of 7;,,nrii),
will perhaps try to malic himself gen.d
upon the lecture st' lid. lie certainly
has had an ( icri' ncf rov-'l and we,
north the Selling. The i-i i'U'.'is ::t
t.ul.e.l him in his housr.aud in tarry
ing him otf three ferrymen were killed.
Tlie captain of the btuid was a yolirig
tellow of twenty-live, who wouul -eeni
to be every inch a elinie novel hero
Synge begged for the ;:Vcs ol the ferry
men, but Nico inrist'd upon blowing
their brains out. While n '.,.: iate.iis
looking to Syngi's l.Mi-om were et
pt-mling word rciehcd ttie br' jam's th it
a (.reject "eas on foot to capture Nico.
Whereupon Syngr; was inform:-.! that
i: !h-ir young i apttiin i atue to ;-.ny htirm
ll," brigani'i", by way eil' i:iid i. t'.'i i
tion, would skin him, basic him in pe
troleum and put him over a lire Tin
pro-rc.'t was not pa a-::r.t to Syt:.-:0 :i.n'
Nico went unharmc ', Mid i;i i'1!'- '.ii-!-recu
vi d I lie s?r, run
How (ieda Nuggets are Formed.
In a paper read by Professor Thomas
Egleston before the New York academy
of science, lie related how gold nuggets
arc formed. lie' said that all placer de
io3k i were in sands, which were allu
vial, and of two kinds, sha'.ljw and
deep. The deep placer deposits of Ca.i
fornia averaged thirty to forty cents per
square yard. The time would come
when the "tailings," which now are
wasted, would be worked to greater ad
vantage than much of tlie lighter de
posits. In discussion with .1. S. New
berry, president of the academy. Profes
sor Egleston nfiirniod tic solubility oi
gold, and stated that the large Miggcts
weie formed by a process e.f chemical
tcpi'sit. Tlie speaker exhibited n large
umber of vials containing gold e'oni
iiined with its amalgamates, the r suit
if many months' rxpcviiv.cn'., which
illustrates the theory of chemical de
posit. The Old Way and the New.
The Alps have their tunnel and Ml.
Vesuvius has its railway. Th" tourls
may now be carried comfortably lo tin
top of thai uni. r'.ai:i protuberance in
stead of scrambling, rpiawiing and
shambling up after the "! fish ion. T!n
new railway was e.per,e.l ue'.iii'.y, mi.I
the traveler will now Ls tr.:;:sporte.l
from the foot of the motintair, to tin
top in eight minutes. A 11 this may taki
a little of tho roiuar.i:C out of th" ascent,
nut it will be a great saving f i.-gi and
perspiration. It is nt. stat-d whether
the trains can run regularly while th.
mountain is in an ciuptive mood; m r
exactly how near t.) the crater is the
terminus of the railway.
The Philosophical society, of Glasgow,
is to hold an exhibition of gasnpparalu
on a large scale next autumn, and it it
intended also to nial: e a display at t he
same time of the apparatus w hich will
illustrate the pr.igr. ss made in eieitrie
lighting, in (lephonie communication,
in the manufa 'Sure of mineral oils, in
water mmsuriment end regulilion, in
hydraulic engines, in heating and vi nti
lation, etc. There i-en be no doubt that
this exhibition, taking up, as it niecn
I) do some of the most important prob
iemsto which mail's attention is j-iven
at present, wih prjve e.f great -.n-vico to
those who have lo dul pmo.i -aliy with
Americans who oaiwht a glimpse oi
the Princess lejise :.l Nia.taiv. v.'crt
grcnily pi. a ed with her twe-1 face and
gracioin intiiini r. ".lust the sort one
would like to invite; to tea.'' exclaimed
a spectator after a moment's eager scru
tiny. The pvIuef.N, was divseed in
blin k, with a white rm hing about the
in ck. Her dres:s wes rather short, and
so far as a casual observer ctu'.d deter
mine, her j 'welry was cur.sfb ivhis
solely by its alienee. Slie wore a dark
hat with a red faemir in front, find on
her hands were vl a woman charac
terized as, "Nothing but col ton . sq;re
s you-e born."
J J E31S OF lSl t'ItESr.
A low story. The basement.
There arc 15.000 washwomen ia
Naturally enough, tho spit most dear
to cattle is their fouderlr.nd.
Water, when it becomes steam, is ex
panded 1,700 times its original bulk.
There are C.OOO miles of telephone and
el. graphic wires in New York city.
The ordinary strength of an elephant
is cai' ui.iti d a.-, c juul to that of 117
Til'? area of arable lands in the Unite.!
States is itstimatcd ::t l,fitliUKMi,0il0
There was a law enacted in Massachu
setts In K iti lining any one who made a
long s; c.".h.
M ti are more inclined to ask curiou
iiMc-iions than to obtain necessary in
struction. The acknowledged veiion of th"?
Chris' i-en bib.e has been translated into
i-'ii illti reiit ianguagts and dialects.
Ti.c jkiston public library now e-o:.
t:.':!.s in its several department! 3slll
1. U;i, increasing at th" rule ot 1. "
I: is.iust now the :.tudy of the ace to
. h i-.v many words can be rvowete'!
: to a square inch of postal card.
il'ii' r'ou A',vTtr.
W.' arc told "tho cvehing wore or.,'
but we a-.e never told what the e vening
wore on that occasion. V.'.is it the
li.-e of a summer's day?
" Il requli-s a man of good sense to
fall in love with a plain woman." Hut
in y fool can fail in iove with a pretty
woman. J't U uiapoiis IL rah.!.
How ile.th ihebay little fly
p. prove ench I'hin'.ee, to !i ;'it
I'p'in ti:o lipeiiilol yoc.r nose,
Ai: ! "ti'iice wp.li nil his miglir.
- L i'tid.j'n-iUe Sci.lh.u.
Three a: ysuliera baby is born every
hoe.y says, " Kctchctiy, kctchetty," an ",
dies its ribs with a loreiing'.r. Iler.cu
the preva.enee of ill-temper in adults.
Philai'e;.,.hia contains lex: distinct iv.-.ii
fn lories, giving cmpioyiiient to.tc.diy
p.;,i'n hands, without iuciuiiiu? Ihrs.-ejupl-'-yed
ai the H-ild win locou.olie
Chiekwi liI is an exi ell-iit, bar.mi'--'.' r.
Wii.-'i the llokver expands ful y. w.
ire : '. ' c xne.-t rtiin for sevi ral hour? ;
!i etl ! '' continue in that stale, no r.-cn
A number of prornivent citizens of Kt.
L'ltiie, v.-ho are roeml-ers of various re-Jigi-'-ns
eo'ucuir.itiocs, have orgiinizcd
an association for the purpose of pro-
ni.itiug the practice of erematiem in Leu
of the prct-eut fdmost universal custom
ofbnrjiugthe remaius of the dead in
Jane Grov, ef Palmo, Miss., had two
aulent lovers, and made her choice be
tween them. The rejected suitor was
cutlv east down bv his failure. Jane
told Lira that he Lad no real reason for
regret, as she had a twin sister who was
so ranch liko her tint straugers could
not distinguish any difference.
A She flield manufacturer is reported
to hare told bis worn men to vote just
as tin y pleased "in fast, I shan't toll
yon how I'm going to vote." ha paid.
"After it is over I shall hare a bttrrol of
beer brought i'do tho yard." "Iloar,
hear," shouted tho men. "Bnt I
sha'n't tap it unless Mr. Wortiey, tho
Tory candi'lato, gets iu." .
The M-idisnn Squaro property, form
erly celled (lihuoic's Garden, New
York, Lob been eiispesed cf for $80O,0C0
to Rarunm's Museum Company Corpo
r.dion, ju: t orgiir.iaod, with a capital of
J;i,00i POO, for the purpose of erecting
t' o hirest exhibit:")! bnilding in tho
woid, iL-elidiuj; nucler cue rcof nmu
reum, opera honse, coliBeum, theatre,
hlppoJrom", tropical p..rdcn, .Vt., to bo
finished anJ or er.ed enrly next yce.!-.
C U for elervme-n iir-! frreisjeutly
heard from the frontier, bit ntd often
for th kind describe.! iu tho followm,';
passnge from the Aurora (Nov, ) Hern Id:
"We are sorely in need of a preacher,
but we deti't want any cheap trubh. Wa
want a good, muticular CiirintiaD, who
ean snatch Biuncrs Ly tho seiufl ef tho
Leek and drni; tbcm, Lonlicg, up tho
plane of rip l'tecnsncrs, ami who will not
drink more than he can hold. Huch a
man will get aright smart Icyonthera."
A writer in the &'rotiiian avers that
ont of 33,000 hums import-'d itto nam
bnrg Intt year, 207 were found to con
tain trichh :n, while of II GOO sides of
bacon 65 were funnel to be more serious
ly infected. Ho adds that a recent
eommiflMon in this couutry reported
that of the pigs slaughtered at Cliiago
to ftT than eight per cent, we-ro thus
infected. At Liverpool and Glasgow
there is no examination made as t
Two snakes ene a black rnnner, tho
other a viper, each about three feet
lopg were found ia tho swamp back of
the Western Maryland depot, at Me
eheuicstown, Sid., in tho following pre
dicament: Tho bkek snako bad caught
and began swallowing, tail find; tho
viper, retaliating, curved arouud and
began to swallow tbe rnnuer, tail first;
and when found each had swallowed the
other rep to the head, there being noth
ing hilt tho two heads projecting fremi
tbe mouth of the other.