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PITTSB0R0', CHATHAM CO'., N. C5 SEPTEMBER 23, 1880.
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TWO LITTLE POEMS.
The lines watch follow will be appreciated tor
tbelr tenderness if for nothing more.
NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP.
Ooldea head, slowly bending,
Little feet bo wlilto and bare,
Dewy eyes, halt shut, half opened.
Lisping out her evening prayer.
Well she knows when she is saying,
"Now I lay me down to sleep,"
'Tls to God that she Is praying,
Praying him her soul to keep
Half asleep, and murmuring faintly,
"If I should die before I wake"
Tiuy fingers clasped as saintly
"1 pray the Lord my soul to take."
Oh, the rapture, sweet, unbroken.
Of the soul who wrote that prayer!
Children's myriad voices floating
Up to heaveu, record It there.
It, of all that has been written,
I could choose what might be mine,
It H:uM be tli.it child's petition
Kieiug t.i the tbroue divine.
THE UNFINISHED PKAYER.
'Now I lay" say It darling
"Lay me," lisped the tiny lips
Of my daughter, kueellug, bending
O'er her folded finger tips.
'Down to sleep" "to slop," she murmured,
And the curly head bent low;
"1 pray tho Lord," I gently added,
"You can say It all, 1 know."
"Pray the Lord" the sound came faintly,
laiiuer sttU "my soul to keep,"
Tlu-n tho tired head fairly nodded.
And the child was fust asleep.
But the dewy eyes half opened,
When I clashed her to my breast,
And the dear voice softly whimpered,
"Mamma, God knows all tho rest."
The Beach-Patrolman's Story.
The thuuderim? surf at Atlantic t
Citv was swarming with bathers old !
and young, grave and gav, men andimuuiS ppnng m, ourrymg
women and little children romping j tnem ou sight just as they man
in among the joyous headers, for the aSed to se3z,e the roPe' u.d when the7
sunlight was reflected from the sands j "appeared he was laughing bolster
in a steady blaze, and the dav would I ously, wMe she resignedly kept her
have been blistering hot but for the
rushing of the glad sea wind.
I had mv bath, and was strollin
idly along the beach, enjoying the
pleasant scene when I suddenly espied
an old acquaintance.
It was Jasper, chief of the beach
terestiug story of his life-saving ad J
ventures in the preceding summer. ' eueui-
He was now standing at the edge ' ed fr0 s,ome creaimng ripples, wliicli,
of the waves, half-naked, broad hatted ,! nevertheless, overtopped her Unh
and with his immense CAnvass-cover-j19016 8116 0011111 Set beyond
ed life preserver hanging over his 1 ,J,f e,' . , .....
shoulder readv at an instant's warn-! "The lady waved her hand, a little
ing to answer the first cry for help;8? thought,- toward the child,
b r dashing to the rescue. " He greet- i a!d then dragged out consider
ed 1119 plea ;.t:iilv- at niv approach. aV fur.thsr alcmg the rope by her
"AriawreroraatiticHtoiiesof res- companion. The latter being a capi
cuo from drowning, Jaspei T I in- tal swimmer, then left her m peace,
quired and began to swim pretty far out. In-
"Its more than a vear since I saw deed, he was making such bold wide
vou." he replied, "and of course I've I cn"cluts bend the outermost cork
plucked many a hatf-drowned bather j achment to the rope, that I, laying
from the waves durinjr that time. ' m band on, ZlP s c?Uar' about
Here, Zip! No more of that! you'll
be good for nothing in case of busi
The lat remark was addressed to
tho chief and most trusted partner of
his perilous pursuit, a great New
f ouudlaud doi which at that moment.
111 answer to his call came bounding '
out of the sea, whither some urchins !
had dispatched him in pursuit of a I
chin, and after shaldua- the drons !
from his glossy black coat, crouched j
submissively at his master's feet.
"Jiut haven't you had any particu
lar adventure that I could make a
Btory of ?" I continued. ''Something
embodying excitement and romance,
you know ?"
"Yes ; and it happened only a fort
night ago, right out there on that
very rope neai which we are standing,
and which you now see so thronged
with shouting men laughing women,"
he replied, after a little reflection. 'The
incident itself was a terrible one
the most exciting in all my experience
and it had an interesting sequel,
which only came to my knowledge a
day or two ago."
I at once presed him for the story.
Inasmuch as the crowd of bathers he
was watching did not seem to be com
posed of any over-adventurous indi
viduals, he seated himself on a frag
ment of shipwreck near at hand, mo
tioned me to a seat at his side, and
took up his narrative very much as
"It was just after I had taken up
my station on the beach here, about
a fortnight ago, that I noticed a lady
and gentleman, accompanied by a
pretty little girl of four or five, pro
ceeding from yonder pavilion to that
long line of fashionable bathing houses
to the left.
"They passed quite near to me.
and I noticed them more particularly
than I would otherwise have done,
for the day was cloudy, though warm,
and there were comparatively few
persons to be seen.
"The extreme beauty of the lady,
however, coupled with the scowling,
sinister face of the man escorting her,
would have more or less engaged my
attention and curiosity under any cir
cumstances. She was, moreover, anx
ious and careworn, as though in fear
of him, while he seemed to be half
bullying, half entreating her to go
into the water in his company. This
she by no means seemed inclined to
do, drawing back every moment or so,
with the little gill's hand in hers, and
then proceeding reluctantly forward
"I could distinguish the Bound, but
not the purport, of their words, the
wind being a little off shore. But
they were richly dressed, and this fact,
combined with the strangeness of their
manners, set me to puzzling over what
might be the relations existing be
"However, as the lady seemed to
give over her hesitation upon reach
ing the ticket office, and a moment
later disappeared with her companion
in among the sheds, leaving the little
girl out on the sands, with a toy buck
et and spade for her amusement, I
only laughed, saying to myself:
'Pshaw ! it's only a case of a timid,
pretty woman being tied for life to a
tyrannical brute of a husband, who
has insisted upon her taking a duck
ing against her will. And then I
thought little more about them.
"Visitors began to throng along the
beach a little more lively just about
that time. I did not again see the
couple referred to till they were about
to enter the water, at this very rope
here, which was then occupied by no
"The man was in one of the hisrh-
j priced, striped suits, made out of one
piece, which set off his burly, muscu
j lar i'gore well, but did not improve
! the expression of his frowning, black
inusiacnea iace. ne iaay was mod
estly attired in a uiark blue, trimmed
with red, with one of the great bonnet-like
hats tied over her ears, so as
to almost conceal her handsome face,
and her pretty little white feet fairlv
: glistened against the dark-brown of
the drenched sands.
"Even then she drew back from his
touch, and seemed inclined to run
away. But he suddenly seized her in
his arms, ran in waste-deep with her
behind a retreating wave, in spite of
ueruip screaming protests, uid the
nex .mstan a 8 Racier came
!f , ' rtiu Btm &mmu "um con
tact with him
'So,' says I to myself,
the water she was afraid of
as of the man.'
"Just then the little girl came skip
ping down to the water's edge, crying
i. 1 ' l
out in high glee at reco;
f10 in the surf and tossing lier
10 B?oni ??z a naming him con
when I saw him
bejrinninir to swini
swiftly in shore again, as though he
had j'ust recognized some one on the
"Just at thia moment a gentleman
passed, me on Ins way into the water,
I felt instinctively that it was he,
the recognition or appearance of whom
had caused the bold swimmer to so
suddenly change his mind and take
the back track for the shore.
'He was a tall, handsome, abstracted-looking
man of middle age, and a
gentleman every inch of him, by his
walk and bearing, in spite of the mis
erable, ill-fitting old bathing costume
they had palmed off on him.
"He seemed to be unaware of the
presence of any other bather on this
particular rope, for the lady was pretty
far out, with her back turned toward
him, and it was a question whether
he could have made out her features
in any event, just thsn, they were so
overshadowed by the overhanging
coalscuttle hat, which every now and
then the white-caps toppled oyer,
making her look like a mermaid in
'The little girl, though, who was
still playing near at hand, attracted
his momentary attention as he was
about entering the water, and I
thought I saw him give a painful start
and mutter something to himself upon
observing her, as though she might
have suggested some troubled recol
lection or resemblance of the past.
"That was all, though. Then he
went into the sea, making his way
steadily out along the rope toward
the lady, with that firm footed ease of
an experieneed bather.
"A vague anticipation something
I cannot exactly define caused me
to keep my eyes riveted upon the
group composed of the two on the
rope and the swimmer beyond, who
was slowly but surely making his way
to within wading distance of the beach.
"I hardly think that the last comer
the absent minded gentleman was
well aware of the lady's proximity un
til he was within a few feet of her.
Suddenly, however, he made the dis
covery, and I saw him start back, as
though to place a greater distance be
tween them, perhaps out of a gentle
manly regard for her sense of modes
He must have uttered an exclama
tion as he did so, for simultaneously
the lady turned toward him, her head
and bosom rising gracefully over a
smooth incoming swell, while just
then her hat blew oft, leaving her
handsome face and pretty blonde head
exposed to view.
"A wild cry of recognition burst
from the hps of both at one breath.
" 'Henry!' she screamed.
" 'Louisa!' he cried.
"And then the rolling water bore
them together, and they were locked
in each other's arms.
"At this instant another cry, hoarse
and terrible that of the swimmer,
who had regained the rope, and was
struggling toward the pair, with fury
and hatred in his dark face rang out
above the tumult of the waters. Oaths
and curses were mingled with his
shouts. He came swimming along on a
tall wave's crest, and as tli9 three
came together with a sort of shock, I
saw him grasp the woman's shoulder
with one hand, and with the other
strike her new companion a blow
that sent him staggering back, though
he managed to recover the rope in
time to keep his feet.
" 'Oh, let me go. He is my hus
band my dear husband !' screamed
tho woman, struggling vainly with
the swimmer, who was dragging her
furiously out into the deep water,
while the man who had been struck
was courageously endeavoring to
reach her again.
"'Never! curse you!' roared out
j ner capior. 1 ou snail oe mme or
I death's ! I'll drown you before his
! eyes, sooner than let you return to
" 'Help ! help !' screamed tho wo-
j man; 'he will drown me !'
''And then they all came together
; again by the action of the waters, the
j woman shrieking, the men striking
j desperately at each other over her j
V . . J .1 11 . 1. jl. .
i ueaa ana rnrougn tue spray, ana, as
j they had all lost hold of the rope, I
i knew that it was but a question of
time for them to be caught in the in
fluence of the fatal undertow.
" 'Follow me with the catamaran, j
Enoch!' I shouted to my assistant,!
who chanced, most fortunately, to be ;
near at hand. j
"And then, with my big life-pre-:
server over my shoulder, and old Zip j
hfirfi at mr hels. T dashed ntn t.hn '
j sea. j
'In spite of my experience in run-;
uing out, watdbing tor chances with j
the back-tow, aud the like, the three
strugglers were considerably beyond !
! their dttpth, aiid the woman almost J
! gone, by the time I reached them.
i ." 'Let go of the woman !' I shout- j
jed, with an oath, to the swiinnjer, i
i who was still endeavoring desperate- j
j ly to drag her from the other's grasp !
and out to sea.
"His only replj being a torrent of !
curses, I struck him with all my force
oeiween xue eyes, wnicu causeu mm
to lose his grasp and drift a little to
"Then, seeing the other man was
unable to swim, I tossed him the life-
i preserver, with a few words as to the
j best method of using it, and then
j took hold of the lady, whom, with
j Zip's assistance, I easily managed to
1 l-aon oflnot. flia lnfolltironf "ln:r cuii7tnn
her short bathmg-skirt upon one side,
while I supported hGr elbow on the
"The skeleton life-raft, or catamar
an, as we sometimes call it, came up
soon afterward, and I presently had
them both on board, with Enoch at
the oars and headed in shore.
"I have never known whether the
other man drowned himself intention
ally, or exhausted by the previous
efforts, he found himself unable to
cope with the undertow that must
have caught him in its embrace soon
after I compelled him to loosen his
hold upon the lady's arm. At any
rate, he was certainly drowned, and
his body was never recovered.
"The last I saw of his ugly head
was far to windward, when his dark
face was turned glaringly toward us
for a single instant, only to sink into
a deep water trough, and to be seen
no more. Well, that is pretty much
the end of my adventure, sir. The
lady and gentleman reached the shore,
but little the worse for their ducking,
and shortly afterward left the hotel
together, accompanied by the little
girl. Hello 1 wasn't that some one
crying out V
"But stop ! What about the tequel
the explanation ?" I crie J, as he
was moving away.
Just then, however, an unmistaka
ble cry of fright came from some
where among the bathers in the surf,
and my narrator, the beach patrol
man, with his faithful dog at his
heels, sprang away to the rescue.
It proved to be a false alarm, how
ever, for some over-timorous lady,
and he was presently once more at
my side, dripping and smiling.
"Oh, I forgot about the sequel,"
said he, shaking himself in imitation
of Zip, who was, moreover, enjoying
a roll upon the dry sand. "And that,
as it has since become known to cer
tain inquiring folks about the hotel
here, though not to you newspaper
people, constituted about all the ro
mance there was in the adventure,
"The reunited couple were from
some Connecticut city, where, after a
married life of three jears, they had
been divorced two summers before,
by reason of incompatability of tem
per, which constitutes sufficient
grounds for severance of the marriage
tie in that State, I understand. It
J seems, however, that they had all
along truly loved each other, and
might have lived happily together,
but for their temperamental differ
ences having been secretly and con
stantly fanned into flames of bitter
ness by a false friend of the husband.
This man the same as was drowned,
as you will readily conceive was also
enamored of the wife, whom he hoped
to marry after the divorce, which was
ultimately secured through his vil
"In this, though, he was destined
to deserved disappointment. She
went with her little girl to a wealthy
relative's house in Philadelphia,
where she steadfastly refused to lis
ten to his suit. But, not possessing
a great deal of force of character, she
feared him quite as much as she
loathed him ; and, unfortunately, the
fellow received the countenance and
urgent support of the relatives with
whom her necessities compelled her
to make a home.
"She was goaded and almost forced
to accompany him everywhere, and,
though openly expressing her dislike,
to listen to his persistent advances,
and his alternate threats and appeals.
Such was the state of affairs upon the
day that witnessed the episode of the
surf I have narrated.
"Her encounter with her divorced
husband in the breakers was purely
accidental, on both sides a happy
chance. Their long hidden but un
smothe red love burst out afresh at
the first sight of each other, and, na
turally enough, they rushed into each
"No sympathy has been expressed
for the drowned villahi, and it is said
that the divorced couple, so romanti
cally thrown together by fate, have
lost no time in marrying over again,
in another State."
Some Interesting Facts About
Presidents and the Presidency.
Forty millions of people, more or
less, are now talking about Presi
dents and the Presidency ; and it is
not ont of place to give some inter
esting facts, historical and constitu
tional, in connection therewith.
To begin, then, the word president,
derived from the Latin, means to "sit
before" i e., an audience. The free
translation of the term would be
"chairman." And the office of a
chairman is to act as presiding officer
or moderator of an assemblage.
The President of the United States
holds his office for four years. He
must be a native of the United States
and at least thirty-five years of age.
He is not elected by the popular
vote, but by a College of Electors
chosen by the people. Buchanan's
popular vote was about 200,000 less
than half the total cast: Lincoln's
about 800,000 less than half; and
Hayes' was 156,000 votes behind the
number cast for Tilden.
From 1789 to 1824 the President
was, in most cases, chosen by the
legislatures of the States.
The title at fiist conferred upon
the President was "His Highness, the
President of the United States and
Protector of our Liberties." After
awliile it was discontinued. ;
The President receives a salary of
$50,000 a j'ear, with the White House
as a residence free of charge, andi
light, fuel and attendants thrown in. I
Under the original provisions of
the Constitution the person having
the second highest number of votes
for President became Vice-President.
By arrangement two men of di
rectly opposite political views might,
and, in fact, did, become elected to
the offices of President and Vice
President in the same administration.
The Presidents of the United
States, from the adoption of the Con
stitution to the present time, have
been as follows :
George Washington, 1789 to 1797.
John Adams, 1797 to 1801.
Thomas Jefferson, 1801 to 1809.
James Madison, 1809 to 1817.
James Monroe, 1817 to 1825.
John Quincy Adams, 1825 to 1829.
Andrew Jackson, 1829 to 1837.
Martin VanBuren, 1837 to 1841.
William Henry Harrison, 1841,
when he died, and was succeeded by
John Tyler, the Vice-President, who
held office till 1845.
James Knox Polk, 1845 to 1849.
Zachary Taylor, 1849 to July 5,
1850, when he died, and was succeed
ed by Millard Fillmore, the Vice
President, who held office till 1853.
Franklin Pierce, 1853 to 1857.
James Buchanan, 1857 to 1861.
Abraham Lincoln 1861 to April 15,
1865, when he died, and was suc
ceeded by Andrew Johnson, the Vice
President, who held office till 1869.
Ulysses S. Grant, 1869 to 1877.
Rutherford B. Hayes from 1877 to
Nineteen Presidents in all, from
the close of the provisional govern
ment to the present.
According to the Constitution, the
President and Vice-President cannot
be chosen from the same State.
Of the nineteen Presidents seven
came from Virginia Washington,
Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Harri
son, Tyler and Taylor; two from
Massachusetts John Adams and his
son, John Quincy Adams ; one from
New York VanBuren ; one from New
Hampshire Pierce ; one from Mary
land Fillmore ; three from Tennes
see Jackson, Polk and Johnson;
two from Illinois Lincoln and Grant ;
one from Pennsylvania Buchanan;
and one from Ohio Hayes,
On his renomination for a second
term the total electoral yote. was in
creased by the accession of new
States to 135, of which number
Washington received 132.
John Adams, who was the next
President in succession to Washing
ton, received seventy-one votes out of
a lotai 01 130.
In the fourth Presidential contest
Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr re-!
ceived seventy-three votes each. The j
result oeing a tie, there was 01 course
no election, and the choice of Presi
dent devolved upon the House of
Representatives, which elected Jeffer
son by a vote of ten to four Dela
ware and North Carolina not voting.
The electoral college also failed to
elect in the tenth Presidential con
test. The total number of votes was
261. Of these Andrew Jackson re
ceived ninety-nine, John Q. Adams
eighty four, William H. Crawford
forty one, and Henry Clay tlu'rby
seven. The House elected Jackson.
In 1856 the Democrats elected
their last President, James Buchanan,
and the republicans put in the field
their first candidate, John C. Fre
mont. That same year (1856) what was
known as the Kno Nothing move
ment had acquired considerable
strength, and the American party
put in the field Millard Fillmore. He
received only the eight electoral votes
of his own State Maryland.
During the Presidential election of
1864, eleven States all Southern
did not vote.
Of the nineteen Presidents ten
have been soldiers and nine lawyers.
Of the six candidates now running
for the office of President and Vice
President five are generals and one
is a banker.
Important to Orphans.
Mr. J. H. Mills, the Superintendent
of the Oxford Orphan Asylum, has
written the following letter in regard
to the admission of orphans into that
"Several persons have lately in
quired how orphans may obtain ad
mission to the Orphan House at Ox
ford. Some have written to promi
nent persons asking that their influ
ence be used in favor of certain or
phans. I wish to give public notiee
that we have room for about thirty
more orphans than we now have, and
that there is no circumlocution about
their admission. If they are between
the ages of 8 and 12, sound in body
and mind, without estate, and have
no rich uncles, the door stands wide
open, and transportation will be pro
vided. All good people are request
ed to send us the names of poor and
promising orphans, and we will do
our best to help them. But we do
not take deserted children; this
would encourage bad men to leave
their children. Neither do we re
ceive any children able to pay, nor
any who have friends willing to pay
for them. Such children can attend
other schools. We help those only
who have no other reliance.
I will thank the papers of the State
to circulate the foregoing notice.
J. H. Mills, Sup't.
A Shrewd Bet.
The cutest thing that we have
heard of during the campaign was in
a bet made here yesterday between
two prominent lawyers in this city.
One of these, a gentleman whose wit
has often provoked more than a smile,
even witlmi the sacred precincts of a
court of justice, bet the other $10
that he could name fifteen States that
would go for Garfield, and $50 that
one-half of the other twenty-three
States would go for him also. The
agreement was duly recorded in wri
ting, signed and attested, and the
money was put up. Thereupon the
first gentleman mentioned as the fif
teen States, Maryland, Virginia,
West Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama,
Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkan
sas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Miss
ouri. This left twenty three States,
including Delaware, on which to de
cide the second bet. Of course the
first bet is lost already, but taking
these States. out of the way the
chances are very good for winning
tha second, as Garfield is pretty sure
to carry twelve States. Therefore,
Mr. Blank is sure of losing $10, and
just about as sure of winning $50,
which will net him $40 on the trans
action. Wilmington Review.
The Raleigh Christian Advocate, in
a recent article on the salaries
paid to preachers of the Methodist
church in the North Carolina Confer
"According to the reports made
last year, out of 146 preachers in
charge of work, in 1879, one hundred
and twenty-two of them received less
than $810, seventy received less than
$510, and twenty-eight received less
than $310, and eight received less
than $100. Only nine received as
much as $1,000. Two Presiding El
ders received less than $1,000, and
no P. E. received as much as $1,400.
One preacher received only $60 for
his year's work, another received
$69.45, another $105, another $140,
another $155.81, another $165,and so
on upward. The average salary of
the 146 preachers in charge as re
ported was $524.99 each."
Burying a Chinaman.
Lee Wan, grocer, living in the Chi
nese colony on Mott street, New
York, died last week and was buried
last Sunday by about fifty of his
countrymen with singular ceremonies.
The procession drove rapidly to the
cemetery of evergreens, where the
interment took place. On the way a
pallid, sad-faced Chinaman, seated
beside the driver of the hearse, and
threw slips of rice paper into the
street. This was said by a China
man to afford the dead man a clue to
retrace his w.iy should he desire to
return home ; but another said that
the papers were thrown out to catch
the attention of the devil, who al
ways pursues the dead, and thus to
detain him until the body is safe un
derground. At the grave LeWan's
clothing was burned, and rows of
candles and bunches of slow matches
were inserted in the earth at the foot
of the mound and lighted. Rice,
chickens, mutton and tea were then
placed beside the grave, that the soul
might eat and drink on its journey
heavenward, but these things were
carefully eaten before the party left
the grave. After the Chinamen had
bowed and saluted the dead man and
poured tea upon the earth above
him, they drove off, smoking and
chatting with the Irish wife of one of
the number. The body of Lee Wan,
together with the remains of the other
Chinamen lying in this cemetery, it is
said, will eventually be returned to
The Bearded Woman Dead.
New York Herald, 14th,
A. celebrated woman was buried at
Liverpool, a little village on the
shores of Onondaga Lake, yesterday.
This was none other than the famous
bearded woman Barnum years ago
advertised as his greatest curiosity.
The great showman placed her on
exhibition at his museum in New
York. Like all curiosities, the time
came when she was no longer at
tractive, and she retired from public
gaze, and not long afterward became
a resident of LiverpooL She lived
in that village up to the time of her
death, which occurred Friday. The
maiden name of this woman was Re
becca Westgate. She was born at
Pembrook, Genesee county, N. Y.,
in 1824. When she was quite young
her parents removed to Ogdensburg,
where she remained till 1841. In the
meantime she had married a man
named J. A. Lyon, and in this year
she removed with him to New York,
where she remained till 1868. Noth
ing unusual in the life or person of
Mrs. Lyon had been observed till
she reached her forty-fourth year,
and then a very heavy dark beard
suddenly began to appear upon her
face. Her features had nothing mas
culine in their appearance, and she
was greatly embarrassed by the
growth upon her face. She employed
various means of removing the fast
growing beard, but without avail, and
it was not long before it reached her
waist. It was soft and silken, like
the hair of a child. Barnum learned
of her and sought to induce her to
enter his museum and become its
greatest attraction. She was reluc
tant to make an engagement, but the
showman was persistent, and her
friends favored the proposition so
strongly that she at last concluded to
do so, and for several months at
tracted crowds of people. A suit
was instituted against Barnum for an
alleged imposition upon the public,
it being stated in the complaint that
the woman was an impostor. It was
currently believed at the time that
the suit was brought at Barnum's in
stigation for advertising purposes.
After Barnum's Museum was con
sumed by fire Mrs. Lyon became one
of the attractions of Colonel Ward's
Museum in Chicago, and was the
wonder of that city for some time.
She went from Chicago to a museum
in Boston, and a little later became
engaged with ForeVmugh's circus,
with which she travelled over ika
United States and Canada. While in
Canada an order for her arrest was
issued by a civil officer who declared
she was imposing upon the credulity
of the people of that country, and
not until a resident of the place
stepped forward and declared that
she was just what she appeared to be
was the order rescinded. Mrs. Lyon
was of modest and retiring nature.
Her age was fifty six.
Intelligenca was received here yes
terday to the effect that a big row oc
cured at Florence, S. G, on Friday
night, between some of the attaches
of Coup's circus and a number of col
ored men, during which one of the
colored men was killed and several
others badly beaten. We have not
heard how the difficulty originated,
but whiskey was probably at the bot
tom of it Wilmington Star.
The children were discussing what
they would like to be and do, and
most of them wished for a position
with little work and big pay. One
of them said, "Well, I should like to
sit on the roof all my days, and have
nothing to do, just like Joseph in
Egypt" Very naturally the attention
of the family was excited by the re
mark, and the boy was asked to ex
plain himself. He at once quoted
the passage, "And Pharaoh put Joseph
over his house.r "There," he said,
"that's what I should like, to sit on
the roof, and have a large salary."
Stephen McDaniel col., of Jones
lost three children on last Saturday
night in one hour and half s time.
Maj. J. M. D. Ray was found dead
nearKeyseron the 14th insL No
inquest has yet been held and the
cause is unknown. Moore Index.
The barn of Alfred Brewer, a citi
zen of Randolph, living on the Moore
and Randolph line, was burned ' last
week, supposed to be the work of an
incendiary, a boy whom he had hired
and had dismissed. Moore Index.
A certainty beyond the shadow of
a doubt is the fact that the railroad
will be finished to Oxford before the
end of the year. Prospects are daily
growing brighter and hopes are being
realized. Come to Oxford. Oxford
Declines to Run.
Owing to feeble health, J. J. Wick
er has been advised by his physicians
to retire from active life for the pres
ent; he, therefore, declines to run on
the ticket for Sheriff as nominated.
Mail Robber Arrested.
The News and Observer learns, that
Col. Thomas B. Long, of the Post
Office Department, arrested Wm.
McGarland, at Morganton, N. C, on
the 13th inst., for robbing the Post
office of that town, on the 26th of
Five families of colored people re
turned to La Grange last week from
Indiana. They say there is no work
to be had there and that the whole
body would return if they could get
the funds. Kinston Journal
We learn that Mr. Charles M.
White, of Robeson county, died very
suddenly on the 10th inst. He was
apparently in good health a short
time before his death, and had assist
ed his son in butchering a beet He
was on the point of leaving for home,
being engaged in fixing his harness,
when he dropped on the ground and
immediately expired. Fayetteville
Mr. Wm. G. Hollowell a few days
ago was run over by a steer and pain
fully hurt, breaking one or more ribs.
But a few weeks ago he lost a prom
ising boy by a kick from a mule, and
on Tuesday he lost another of his
children from Diphtheria and we learn
that two moire of his family are down
with the same disease. Truly the old
adage "afflictions never come single,"
applies to Mr. Hollowell's case.
Elect Good Constables.
On the 2d of November the differ
ent townships in each county elect
Constables. No one but the very
best men should be voted for men
who will discharge their duties prompt
ly and faithfully. The business men
of the State and of each county need
a prompt, intelligent and faithful
officer. Do not elect numb Bkulls
and dead-heads to the place, but put
in live men who will do their duty
according to law. Charlotte Demo
crat. Swallowing a Yellow Jacket.
Joe Brake, Esq., while drinking ci
der through a straw had the misfor
tune to swallow a yellow jacket The
troublesome stinger stopped in his
throat and began to make it rather
unpleasant for Joseph, so he immed
iately sought to dislodge his unwel
come tickler by drowning him with
cider, &c. He finally succeeded in
gulping him down. What became of
him Joe says he can't telL He is very
particular now how he imbibes cider
through a straw. Rocky Mount
A Poisoning Case.
We learn that a colored man named
Ben. Grier, who professes to be a
preacher, was committed to the jail
of Gaston county recently, charged
with poisoning a family of negroes
who go by the name of Fronebarger.
It is said that two or three have died,
and that the stomach of one has been
sent to a Chemist for analysis. It is
thought that the negro preacher did
the poisoning at a preaching carousal
of some sort near Brevard's Station.
Novelty in Ginning.
J. M. Mewborn has a novel plan of
moving his lint cotton from near his
gin. He has the gin, a 50 saw Brown
self Feeder, on the ground floor and
has a plank flue just the size of the
opening from which the cotton falls
from the gin. This flue runs about
eight feet from the mouth of the sin,
luclined upwards and with a crook
near the opening. The draught from
the gin drives the lint easily through
the flue and on leaving it drifts in
eddies. The novelty is in fording the
lint upwards and in having it distrib
uted in layers all over the lint room
instead of choking up near the mouth
of the opening. Kinston Journal