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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, OCTOBER 7, 18S0.
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For larger advcrtlseiueuts liberal contracts will
"Ho Uretk long who llveth well."
Go rau the lrgi'Utl lento au J bold ;
To keop this truth In mind were well,
lor truth la better kept than cold.
The ono will porldh iu an h-ur ;
Ono never ilU's , but bright and puro
a Heaven Itself, when ranhly power
Hats pnesod, forever aball endure.
Not by llio years of life Is told
The length of life, but by the seal
And kiudly works, as growlus old,
Si oil (or each other do aud feel.
Bis ll-'o U long wh'we work Is well.
And, be IjIn u'.atlou low or high,
He who the most good works can toll
Lives louxo:, though he soonest die.
Thon, ius the swIft-wln;od moments spoel,
Friht thom wiih weuUU of trutli tui-1 lore,
With gjtrnurei sheaves of thought and dool
For Uio jrlad harvest home Rbovo.
Within the nm.l'.nir breast of Halo,
In desort ways where no flowers blown.
In ticcju' whre folly fits in :uu
lu wan-faced Sorrow 't. bouse of gloom.
Bow love, and taste Us fruitage sweet,
&w smtleB, and eoo the doeort spring.
Sow wisdom for Its harvest moot.
How suullglit lor the Joy 'twill 1 riag.
f'! I I' ?y"ki j :htt' v!'i.iv j
b 1 AOL i2I i.U a b i Oh i . ,
Foui tern yvars agt, I drove from ,
Danbury to LitiJciuxj. a distance of 1
forty two i!tii: s, aud us I had to uwait ;
the aiTii two or three coaches, :
and 1 Hid nut httttt 'until ufter dLiuer,
good di.-ennee to
drhv :t;ur dark, it Witci in tho
deud oi winter and th? season had
been a ery rough one. A great dt;;d
if snow had failen. and tx.e drifts !
were plenty aud deep. Tht mail that 1
1 earned was not lino at Littleton ! si
until 1 o'clock
morning, and :
the postmaster v. a:; obiLj- i
ed to be up a little Lder than that;
hour for me.
wne uav m jamjar
n jary when I drove j
aii ut Banbury, the ;
up with my mi
postmaster culled me iniu his oiheo. j
"Pete," said he with iui important, !
seriou.s look, -there's t-mic- irettv
money p:iekags in that bag," i
arad h poiured to it a-.i he spoke.
moA"y was from Boston to ;
some laud ageuts up near the Canada ;
line. Then he. asked me if I had any 1
passengers wno were going tnio::! iu
It was past one when v started, and
I had four passengers, two of whom
rode only to nir lu st sto-opmcr pbtoe. i
reached Gowan a Mills at dark, whr-u ;
rt.Vrlir cr ?"y
utop for the night. i
A1.., t Vl....i. : xi.
l"uul "unwk in uie evening a ;
lef t Gowau h Mills alone, having two
horses and a pug.
I had seventeen miles to go, and a
hard seventeen it was too. The night
was quite clear, but the wind was
sharp and cold, the loose snow flying j
in every dnection, while the drifts
were deep and closely packed. It
was slow, tedious work, aud my hors
es soon became leg weary and restive.
At the distance of six miles I came to
a little settlement called Bull's Corn
er, where I took fresh horses. I'd
been two hourt; going that distance. '
A. T jii
As I was going to start a man came
and asked me if I was going to Lit tle
ton. I told him I should go through
if the thing could possibly lie done.
He said he was very anxious to go,
and as he had no bajreraere I told
to jump in and make lximself as com
f ortable as possible, I was cratherimr !
up my lines when the hostler came up !
I tola him I did not it : but F n.tfor.mr.ui tn trilirlvo. i became almost .immediately . deramred . r -nA 'i-.i 'n. : , i v "i v .
l ,. t xt" r j. i -r .Tvv -.v n.vUvun i , , i Tj. laiiirv. o.ou men aru i)rovme(i wiui ; veieo, anu iu was not unm ne nn- tor rlaT1cock.
Lnm , LutlHupKC iiot! says I : my foot I discovered it had become ud hd herself from the eyes of aiir jlnulft.ul ho hfid ti b j $1 000 to 8500
w vv i lT'T Yw-'iiiiui.Tiui.usm u was; -vB vr r a w of The rest are armed with: over the edge of tbe button, and had : will so for Hancock
In ifiTfr0 m t0"dHy' hQ-h?Aoi shields. Half;sewnit on the wrong side of the ! $10 000 even that
,.i, vT . r 7i 7 H, ,uTvW, u .,u1CmuiiiuiL iieacn-j v..v.,. ..i.tv, . of tto l?aVtlw a00ut .000 men, are : shirt, tnat he utterly broke down. elected.
V T I" TV;? UP 1 "d dT tal aud Taftcr fc ?.ver' s.be TlG i"t;-aml whe"; m!uw; : aimed with Chasscpot lilies. The j Hero is an excellent
K:lm?Lt' Uil h? HUS::ts tb4 ihy ; a . I und that tieed by her relatives, one day last artillerv has timty-two bronze -ns. rrTTTZTf T7T. JYnL LZTi'
, M" i;ou wia: my footworn the xuail bag. I fdt , weeir, wandered ayvay from her homo lloudlti sia. and a few moritirs: .."V . V.. . . i f-it.h hr 1, iVnrirV T
J i " care- ; again, and ioun my mind m among j ana nas not oeen seen since excep ;xhe ure j 750 Vacated artillerv-L. Aijo mift is tne white b ood, say , k ' , h
lul tlut eveuiiJir. i tli iwiekiiw of ttmv ,,1 1. i I on the day of her dmvivtiirp sliftv.-ent ' the Cinnamon, and on tins on-omul . 1 c : r "
H HMlM th rrtTlf 11. 1 1J..;,t,.vl ' ,r. 41 .i'o.. Un tliolmiicn on TI 1to..1wi1v li- I 11 1C"' . . ! ttv f.Win nom, ...ilV oil ! ply &t tblS OlhC8. All
.. uvnaiu uu uuin uiei me euges ox me i , . " A um Tho armv of the Governor of ' x,4.,v u flv nr nonp
w. n a ;.,U1..;. owiin, una De-came awurea tiiat tue 111 Ult; .'-M"wi't"Hi !ui luqiniTii i Q.nj,. bont 70 000 strom is 'ilo uuutH 1,1 luo 'ry. xu some stores i " ? tern in ood order.
about 40 yt-ara of ago-, wiih long LairjRtoai leather had been cut with a if ho kno'v v.iiere she would tind a Th'i,n -'t'instrur' : of the largest Chiuess cities there is 777" j
and a thick, heavv clui..m of" 1.-h.I ui- : !rt.if ! ' hollow W whrrr, Kl, ,nn)A InM.-, ..ind iV :',l'"-CV. . : " ; m;'1,U l miik for sain, but it is not. ilm millr of laitll Ii01)C .Hid Charity. !
AitA ft rhmvi .w. a .-i i ii' .t j. .,.... : r . .w -. i . .. i: j.i v..i.i t ... t :.. i " "'-.i...!.. ,ni j t i or uouc.
der his chin, but nuo.c on th side of; Here was a discovery. I bean to'nobc'y would ever Hud her. She . TLni?'- 'iLU.. i! ilJniwyvirtru i beasts, and is ued for babes and old ; A few years ago there died in the! Don't
his face. I did not know i-ny thing ; wish I had taken a little more fore-1 wandered away, ar.d altliough st'arcdi ' Kr'jri 'stee1 c riuo-is Yccordim' ; Persons- Those of the European res-! lower portion of tbis county the lust It is arnusin" to
about the ot.'ier. I told hiui I guess -! thought before leaving Banbury ; but juas b(-cu diligently prosecuted, no itw q writcrs.' lip to 1879 Knipp : ideuts ?vho i!lsist "Pon ettinS niilk ione olrn'ee 1'ather remarkable sis-1 peoplo at tllG bTluk
eu uifcie asi: t mucxi ca.j--r. l ioiew making such wishes was oulv : cme nor yvnereaoouts nas as yet . i , t , . rhino 1 -JO l.p-i w mn, I Tfn 1 ueu vouw, commonly get tnat oi ; iw rs. xuere were on ly turee cnuoren cott0n checks 1
m.i, inji. u r.m jiiiTe gyt piVi-.il Wiixte ii liuio. 1 quieiixy g'lVO it lip, : uuuu s-e.ii;u;n:,i. i is i resuine(i : -i 7 - fVhl r.inees "ri,,, ..V!llv of' . xeueniuiixi, sys a je -lenca .; wi" iijo ahii-, aji -iias, aim tueir , et papei. moDey
nengers ad toe vp.y through, but I and began to consider what Ihidbct-'tuat s" lm loima fuch a log ns she ;41l r-.r-v A; kv v-, si , nnagazine, who lived m Cmna with mother named t.'iem respectively, tupv c,av aro Ton
turn tout yr.i tins so mat vou might , ter do under evistiji'r circumstances .dcsuea aau has jrnutcn horseu there v ,n ft(1(, .,f, : . t; i i, .., nw lamuy Kept xns own cow. His ! r ami, xaope, ana nanty, tue names Thfl RicrL of the
l-.U.,..f t .:i V i i i i t j , , . . J ! . . Ti : . i i i i i jt.e. -i.owo .lx.;U, si.xii to u. hup , n.. 1 a. iu..:t; mi.:. b u
i.iMnu! ,,,-n i;jau aiia a:i.;o xook : i yvasn t long m luatcmg up my mnui:1"- Xi ls reusoiiauio w presume. vv- j -j ii modern arnir-.. r.vA 1 . vui:j;iiu:iu, aiuiu iae mi,u ui mc mice vmisuau Kjaues ! has no charms, and
out suaip wncn you eh.a-ge J:o.ir,es. , upon a few essential points. First, i er, that it sue h is tho case sue lias j .H.lci.(1ill,r to ,n :iuripis of 1,1 orcler to selx u to opoans. At ; trio n veil together, never married and ; few short years aj?Q was umost a curi
I answered that I should do so, j the man behind mo was a villain ; se- j ero iiiis perislied to death. She is of . i'-c"-! Mant'nifel This armvl Iast hls tbeft8 wero ,Si,ved, anti , were much respected ana loved by osity is now become a nuisance in the
and then took tbe bag tind-r my arm cond, he had cut open the mail bag ! a highly respected family, and has a ! fnio-ii sncees'fu'ly -'-v'nst Yakoob I be waa forcetl to (Irink tu(iCOW'a milk- j their neighbors nnd friends for un- eyes uf manv. Silver these people
and left the office. I stowed the mail j and robbed it of some valuable matter ! lx:e circle of friends and relatives : iRj'(,..(V pioved itself tho! That waa ihe rno9t dre:ulfal pnnish- ; tiring kindness and ever readiness to j wiU take uut not in anv quantities,
away under my seat a little more cre-j he must have known thc money let- Cl-'na went to which ft Chinaman could be J do good, and all lived to a ripe old ymrl it is difficult to induce one of
fully than usual, placing it ro that I j ters by their size and phape ; third, '.. durance. The young lady is about i ' j. ' vi ' th?t"in China' s,ubhctcd' atid tb:lt crvant never j age. The strangest feature is that them to take more than a few dollars
couhl keep my feet Kgainst it, but be he meant to leave ihe stage on the; 25 years of age, and is of very finejtu a)Qt j 20 000 inen ! dared to steal the milk afterward. j Chanty was the greatest of all in of ifc The aversion to specie is sin
yond that I did not feel anv concern. : rirst omiortunitv : and fonril.l.- i, land handsome physique. i i . ' . ' i -n Ti 1 i ! pomt of energy, carrying on the busi- rti0T. Knt ia ommnv tkot tlA UanV
and asked me if I knew that one of 1 the Bleigh over about as quick as over the child, and had barked to at
my horses had cut himself badly. 1 1 though lightning1 had struck it. My j tract tho attention of the engineer,
jumped out and went with him, found passenger had not calculated on airy ' The faithful animal had sacrificed his
that one of the annuals had got a doep j nuch movement, and wasn't prepared j life rather than desert his charge.
iwk cut on the oif foot. I gave such?
(xiitciious asl considered necessary-, 1
uuoui to nun awav when the
hostler remarkf-d that he thought
came alone. I toM him I did.
'ihcn w here did you get that pas
sengeri paid ho.
'He j'ust got in." I answered.
'Oot in from where?"
I don't know.
'Well, noyy," said the hostler, "that's
i;.i.f mi ...x v i
..Jvx.x nuiuuH. xneie ami oeen no,
Mich man at the house, nnd T know!
I IXtlV ... XI J Pit
.... ' -
-V" ay w tne ;
liT,!' I 1 1 I 1 il
I jT'l U lllim O 1 . - I - nl 1.,. fnnr- ta..1
I, "we can get that much at any rate, j As I spoke I partially losencd my
Do you go back yvith ino, and when Iholdonthe villain's throat, and he
get into the pung just hold your lan
tern so the light will shine" into his
He did as I wished, and as I step
ped into the pung I got a fair view of
such portions of my passenger's face
as were not muffled up. I saw a short
thick, frame, full hard features,
and I could almost see that there was
a heavy beard under the chin. I
thought of the man whom the post
master had described to me ; but I did
not think seriously upon it until I had
started. Perhaps I had gone half a
mile when I noticed that the mail bag
wasn't in its place under my feet.
"Halloo !" says I, holding up my
horses a little, "where's my mail?"
My passenger sat on a seat behind
me, and I turned towards him.
''Here is a bag of some kind that
slipped back under my feet," he said
giving it a lack as though ho would
shove it forward.
J ust at this moment my horses lum
bered into a deep snow-drift, and I i
was forced to get out and tread down
the snow m front of them, and lead
them through it.
This took me all of fifteen minutes ;
and when I got iu again I pulled the
ikjuI bag torwtud and got my feet
! upon it. As I was dointr this I saw
tbe man taking something from his
la. l)riieritll te baffilU a-d pat it in
; to Ins breast pocket, lms I thought
was a pistol. I had caught a gleam of
a barrel in the starlight, and when I
hud time to rel't.ct I know I could
not be mistaken.
About this timo I
bcrau to think
lit 1 t -w-
From what ,1
soon made ivo !
naa neara ana seen, i soo
mv mind that the individual
me not only wanted to rob me of mv I
mail, but was prepared to rob me ofiI1Cdi Roslin, in Cumberland cou
my life. If I resisted Lim he would ias or a number cf years been
hoot me, and p
he meant to
perform that delectiibl
While I was rxudermr the horsrs
i planned into another deei snow drift.
and I was again forced to get out and
tread down the Know before them. I
risked my passenger if ho wouldn't
help me," but he didn't feel verv well.
luui wouldn't try: no I wn-.-WI nil
alone, and was all of a Quarter of an
hour fretting 1UV
team through the
iien T got into the sleigh again. I j
egau to feel for tho mail bag wiih :
ly feet. I found it where I had left :
vas prepared tos-ho(;t me if 1 attemxt j
ed to arrest or detain him.
I resolved these things m mv mind,
and pretty soon thought of a course :
f PfT, 1 tnew that to get lny
take him wholly unawares, and tliis I i
ii , t V .. ... - !
couxu not ao wnue he was behind me,
for his eyes were upon me all the time
so 1 must resort to stratagem. On
ly a little distance ahead yvas a house.
and an old farmer named Longee lived
there ; and directly before it a huge
euow bank stretched across the road.
through which a track had been clear
ed with shovels.
As wc approached the cot, I saw a
light in the front room, as I felt con
fident I should, for the old mn gen
erally sat up until the stage went by.
I drove on, and when nearly opposite j
the building, stood up, as 1 had fre-
jii 1 .
quently dono when approaching diffi
cult placers. I saw the snow banks
ahead and could distinguish the deep j
cut yvhich had been shoveled through
it. I urged my horses to a good speed, !
and when near the bank forced them
into it. Ono of the runners mounted
the edge of the bank, after which the
other ran into the cut, thus throwing
for it; but J had calculated and
prepared. He rolled out into the deep '
time xor tne xannernaa come to tne
t 11. . r i 11 i
1 """v" xuvrw, ,
. snow with a heavy ouiiaio roue about clog, and it is supposed that the child i ' t ... i...i "a nm tm.ti ; -iai oil i,
T 1 1 ! T 1' 1 X J 3' XI 11 1 . . 1 .1 COlUT'OfcOU. Ol K1.V l!UxMJUjitf Rliil cl lUrt ; JLU13 ti Citllliuilb x.a i.kiwix.tovi l-j ni
I : urn, while I was alighted directly on lay down and went to sleep 011 the h,J . these were matle J animals tllRy into thcir scrYir(3. s N
.top of him. I punched his head m track." iV,i, nf i nfo i.vt tho to.f nvhih. i n,
the snow and sung out for old Lon . .T, T? ' Thi. fl..ntiin evcellent : ifr.l in a lai-e drove of sheep a
(gee. 1 did not have to call a second A ISCIieu JSUZZard. r f. . , n - Ijij?,,,,, -,,1 .-Vw
?. 0 xi i? 11 x ji I . . . i order, and is iu charge 01 Chinamen, i through narrow, crowded i,iecis, ana
1 . V 1. i . i 11
xxllix xj''iLt;ix inn luutciii nxxu. xj.(.ixxili
"What's to nav ?" asked the old man '
1 . I
as ne came up, ;
"Lead the horses into the track, and .
J1 1 T ' t
1. .w s,m 1 . ..v " T r.n..l
i ;,. iV IV- , Kxu ";neiguooriooa oi iew uaraen. now
drew a pistol from his bosom ; but I
saw it in good season and jammed his
head into the snow again and got it
away from him.
By this time Longee had led the
horses out and came back, and I ex
plained the matter to him in as few
words as possible.
We hauled the rascal out into the
road, and, upon examination, we found
twenty packages of letters which he
had stolen from the mail bag and
stowed away in his pockets. He swore
threatened and prayed, but we paid
no attention to his blarney.
Longee got some cord, and then
when we had securely bound the vil
lain we tumbled him into the pung. I
then asked the old man to accompany
me to Littleton, and he said ''Of
course I will."
So he got his overcoat and ere long
wo started on.
I reached the end of my route with
my mail all safe, though cot as snug
as it might have been, and my mail
bags a little the worse for the trick
that had been played upon them.
However, the mail robber was secure.
auu witnui a wee ne was laeutinea : manding officer. The officers eveel
by some officers from Concord as an j their men ordy in gymnastics. Ac
old offender, and I am rather inclined j cording to the Chinese notions no
to the opinion that he is in State pri 'man is fit to be an officer unless he is
son at the present time. At any rate an athlete. This m nv immhera o -r o .
: woe r norn rna ir iimo i nnorxi rT
A Real Romance.
Laurlnburg (K. C.) Kiucrprlse.
We have received information
,w, ,1 1 1 0 , ,
derangement that h:
or our observation,
ever come un-
or that we nave
exeT uncovered in
lllSiOrV. A. JVilSS
Kate McArihur, whoso father li
gaged to a young Baptwt minister,
'lections were unaltobly
1 entwined about the obieet of
1 i .
cently expressed a disposition to go j
as a missionary to China. This move j
was opposed oy nis nancee witn tne
JJWKBV "u m
a one mat sue wouia not ticcomjwny
Heyyas tnereiore compelled to ,
make a choice of remaining at home
with ber or taking his
iier. Ihe latter he chose, and the i
sequel to his declaration that such ;
was m3 disposition is recorded in the
ft that the young lady in question i
learned that tho aftiicted I
young lady was found four oav after
adoration, mis vountr minister re-:r
leaving home.it the residence of ajthe Cbinameu apparently have an
neighbor, into whose house she had j ftbundant' lv lJ their own. There
eaten nothing during her seclusion i'llipfl h Fno-lichmen
i l if.,1 :t i iiuueilJ . XiigxismiJii.
it f t i e i i i -i
except a handful of dried apples, and
was consequently very weak and eina-
A Faithful Dog. encan. guns ox xweiimigtuu
. . . . - and Spencer are manufactured. At
A gentleman just returned from the .4. ftvsenal submarine
Canada tells the following story : ! mines are prepared. At the Lan
"A day or so ago the engineer of a tchue su arsenal cartridges and arms
train near Montreal sayv a large dog j manufactured.
on the track, barkincr furiously. The
engineer whistlod, but tho dog paid
no attention to the noise and refused
The dog was run over and
Tho engineer observed that
the animal crouched close to the
ground as he was struck by tho cow
catcher. A minute later the fireman
saw a bit of white muslin fluttering
on the locomotive, and he stopped the
engine. On going back to where the
dog was killed, it was discovered that
not only the dog but a little child had
been killed. It wa3 then seen that
the doer had been standbier sruard
Tii iii .,i.,i t-
.xx xxx iitt,4 noi. TViy aviix a
neighboring house, followed by the
A buzzard with a bell cu My be
occu umncurn, ....uv.ua.u, ixx
it aaiiy, in tne
i n m y- -m-w
ir. cni. i nn lieu iim in siiiki'ijt i.iir i iiMiirs
unaccounted ior. oome time ago
1-imli with a bell nn was killed hv
1 -W- IjlJ.t I
dog. it is supposed mat tne ouzzara ;
dined on the lamb and some way,
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X J X . i 1. i tl,.I, 41..
' bell was aud has continued tc carry
fit since. Greensboro' Patriot.
China's Military Forces.
From the St, Petersburg Golos.
Up to the time of the collision
with England the imperial army of
China retained the crude organization
of the seventeenth century. When
the English and French invaded
China (1859-GO) they found tho Chi
nese soldiers armed with bows, lances,
sabres and flint guns, and having no
idea of the European tactics. But
since then many changes have been
China has two separate armies.
The imperial army proper is known
under the name of the Army of Eight
Banners. It is divided into eight
corps, each being distinguished by a
peculiar banner. Tins nriny almost
forms a military caste, for it is com
posed almost exclusively of the de
scendants of the Mantchus, Mongoli
ans and Chinese rebels, who, in 18G1,
invaded China and dethroned the old
imperial family. During peace the
men of this caste are allewod to con
duct any common business, being
forbidden only to leave their city
without a permit from their com-
... at 11. t i
! stationed in Fekiu, and the rent in a
j few large provincial cities. This mil -
ltary casto can by no means be re -
rFl?r. s,iiiti(l it fv"kviM-i!i1 (ir:iT- in
l"v" " iiiij 1.3.
citiieo uie Aimv 01 ina urocn Jiamicr.
jEach of the eighteen provinces of
jtuo empire is obliged bv law to keep
.i imvf.iiii unnihoi. if o. ril.-! ti,... -.,.1
i certiun numoer
then- aggregate, at least according to
jthe official .statistics, is 050,000 men.
uuinvt VI JUIUJI,1SI, HUll
I hivn iivo r-Kllfv fWDniVi J .-lti.1 rtvoi"
j 7,000 officers, tho provincial army
; i composed ebieflv oi mercenaries,
! wiiile tiie majority of the ofiiccrs are
These two armies, amounting on
papei. to 760.000 men, are all the
forco tllc Celestial Empire has to rely
on mease of war, and undoubtedly
the fi-nires are too hiirh. It is well
falown that the ff0vornors usuallv
linyn rn?ic;(1prnl)1v fpww KnLliPro ihtw
:..i i ionnnun,, ,;n .-....u u:.-. j
thc flowpl. of tlic Army of Eight
- 4-v a.v h-m. i..'vyt.v v.',t.ow
3amiors, waa (i10 firs
nivv' vet'orn Of 1
it to undergo
tne uaru m-
'i ". t -..v' ..i i
rest of the poldiers can
i .a. ov,o
i are eisrht excellent arsenals, directed
chietly by lUiglishmen. -ine ars
if Jkn j. fm instance, turns
, q nnn ,.ia f tcA
i the arsenals of Nankin and Shanghai
i 4 t : x
The forts are found at the mouth
of the great livers, Si-kiang, Min and
Yang-tse-kiang, to protect the great
cities, Canton, Fu-tcheu and Shang
hai. In the interior of the country j
all tho large cities are also defended
by forts. The capital city of Pekin
is of course the most strongly pro
tected. It is defended by Fort Daku,
amply provided yvith Krupp cannons,
and is surrounded by stone walls
from forty to seventy feet thick, and
about forty feet high. Nine gates
lead to the .city, and these are de
fended by cannons mounted in the
Chiua has threo separate fleets.
The Canton fleet comprises twelve
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1 v. 1r4-r- r i-l-ih mnrt nrtivr limit.!
j v0.inT1,-i nilfi ; ftharrre of I'ln-
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Shanghai fleet is composed of
i x two frigates and sev-
:,,,, two frio-fitps nn f Rev-
; eraI rt vessels. All of these
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eralti :)0rt vesseis. All of these!
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knd iron.cladSi armed with
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I liUUS Ul LUC lUJi:uob lauuiv
I O O
i iLJ. IX1 V L LbV4. Cl XO-XW Am 4i"W 1 g . . - - ' j t 1 111 11 . O " '
1. ,.xtt rpl,- TT lrJ-if -Hrtif la1,....!, In-i r frnm li- mine
ere made bv the Chinamen them- i f ollowecL without the aid either from MJiubs oi lour win be sent ior nvew-.
a i selves, and are rather insignificant, j a yelping cur or a cruel goad. j for one dollar. Address h rank Les-! ciu.rc,i wj
T?oAiifl-ir r. hinn hn. crnt ti om P tlff- a. mm lie V limiUXUX tU A MS Oll'VVl. : : t
The nvtTTTniTln Vinrinia summer without flowers, and like a j ihfi rcrpage in wheat ior iwu iin otbe jb ics The matter should re
Ihe oystei business in Yiigmia the United States aErerecates 30.000.-' ii.-.. rni .4t-...
amounts to 2.001000.
Stitching on a Button.
He had never tried it before, but
was naturally a self-reliant man, and
ffclt confident of his ability to do it
Moreover, his wife had gone to the
country. Therefore, carefully select
ing from the lady's work-basket the
thickest needle and stoutest thread,
he resolutely set himself to the task.
He carefully rolled the end of the
thread into a point, and then, closiDg
one of his own optics, he attempted
to fill up the needle's solitary eye; but
the thread either passed by one side
or the other of the needle
le, or worked itself against the glit
tering steel and refnsed to be pur
suaded. However, tho thread sud
denly bolted through the eye to the
extent of an inch, and fyaring to
loose this advantage, he quickly drew
the ends togetLer and united them
with a kuot atn ut tb.3 size of a bnck
sbot. Tho buttou was a trouser one,
but he liked the dimensions of its
holes, and it was only going on the
back of his &birt anyhow. As be
pajsed the needle gently upward
through the iiuen, ho felt a mingled
pity and disdain for men bungliug
over such easy jobs; aud, as ho let
tbe button gracefully glide down the
thread to its appointed place, he said
to tumseif that if ever, he
second time it nhnrdd ha fur kouia im-
j bier reason than a dread of sevviDgon
! but tons. The first downward thrust
1 bad the same happy result, and hold-
. film..!. , , :X :k n
mumo, i.imc UU UllUlll MJIU mi
that onnii, 1 iv 1
m uniform sue-
j cess inspires. Perhaps the point of:
j the needle did not enrcr to the bone.
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! his comment upon the circumstances
was emphatic. But he was very in-
! tmr, wtiia , . ....... .1.1 J
tho button bv one edo anJ Com I
Uhrouirh the hole newest the other.!
Of course he would. But the needle
had an independent way of suiting
itself as to holes, and it chose tho one
where the thumb was. Theuthe need-
! le trot eulkv.
It didu't care
holes, anyhow, if it was going to be
1 abused for them, end tW bnt.ton
Imiirht have been an nnDerforated disk
for nil tli niwu tni-rs wliinh thtif. Yioorlla
i..,f.... i i i j-
v v - . j mi ,. j i u iJUU k-i J .t l.'WaiU fcLAA
prodding. It. alwavs came throngh
j when it was least expected, and never
l. "i . ;1
wnen ic yvas wanted, ocm ne per
Special dispatches from Southwest
Missouri say that the stage which
runs between Pierce City, Missouri,
and Eureka Springs, Ai kausas, yvas
stopped Wednesday last twenty-nine
miles from the place by a party of
six masked and well-armed men, and
the passengers, eleven men and one
woman, robbed of their money and
other valuables. About $900 were
taken. Two passengers threw away
their pocket-books containing $150
vfhen the stage yvas stopped, but re
covered them feftcr the robbers had
left. Mr. Cbamplin attempted to
draw a revolver, but r, bullet from
one of the robbers, which paei
through his coat-slaeve, admonished
bim to keep quiet.
Chinese 1 reatment of A nimals.
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xnyj uevei puiubu. aeuw h iuuiu
Stage IiOCiS. uess oi tue uouse-uoiu, etc., ana last
tnat, in tue nanus 01 a ioreiguer, j SMit 10 Kiel) mond iu 1 U, aud warm
yvould be not only useless but dan- j el tho house of Burgesses for sixty
gerous to every- one about it, becomes, j years before it yvss removed to ita
in the possession of a Chinaman, as present location, where it Las remain
quiet as a lamb and as tractable as a ifcj for thirty years. It has survived
dog. Wo never beheld a runaway, a
jibing or a vicious mule or pony in a
Chinaman's employment ; but found
. the same ratthnnr, cheerful pace mam-
! tained over heavy-or light roads byj
. . . - - -
lnonna nf n tnv r nr r n c !."lr tho lionet
tmninrc to the risrht or left, and stoi
o o - . . ' . . x
I alway by merely having a little
to en, on A of t.hn ouiete?
flock in front: thc others steadily
flock in front: thc others stcdily
Ayvorld yvithout a Sabbath would
be like a man without a smile, liko a
uoiuiwau lumuui iaiuw.
r o i ' w - ' - 4 i-.i i i:ixi u iji
j Keeping Cider Sweet.
i As appfes are likely to be plentiful
jthis fall, a considerable quantity will
be made into cider, and the inquiry
will frequently be made : "How can
I preserve my cider sweet?" If the
following directions given by the
Country Gentleman are foUowed,
cider may be preserved sweet for an
indefinite period :
First, take only well-ripened, sound
apples and crush and extract the
juice. Let the pomace lie a few
hours before pressing. Have every
thing with which the pomace or juico
comes in contact sweet and clean.
Strain the juice through a filter as
follows: On the top part a layer of j
ciean straw, below fine gravel, or
coarse sand washed clean of dirt, and
beneath flannel cloth. Such a filter
will take out particles of pomace
&c, which cause decay. Having the
apple juice pure put it iu a kettle and
bring it to a boil, skimming oif all
scum which rises during the process.
While the cider is still hot or waim,
can or bottle it as you would fruit to
preserve it. Bottles may be made
i iignt oy comng anct seanngmo same
! and dipping the corks in a composi
I tion of rosin and tailow melted. The
j main thing in the preservation is to
! keep it from the air perfectly.
The juice of grapes and other
fruits may be preserved in the same
way. It is essential in all these that
the product bo kept in a cool place of
near even temperature. Unfermented
wine, or juice oi
pe, is made
!an Preserved in tins way, and is
: lArttfev mi.-l nmvo 1mAH-lfn1 lioi- i-.riTi-v
i - Linii
! matl iu ftny other way
Betting on Hancock.
A New Yorker, a gentleman of
means, who was in this city a few
days since, has left full authority in
the hands of a citizen of tbis place to
make for him the following bet:
$500 eveu that New York will go
$500 even ihat Maine will go for
$500 even that Indiana will go for
$1,000 to $500 that Ohio will go
$1,000 to $500 that Pennsylvania
will go for Hancock.
$500 even that New Jersey will go
Hancock will be
ill n if M to l.i'e
cnlpt him rn.
must bo taken
ly survived ber sisters a number of
years. "Winston Srtitinel.
Giving: up Garfield.
A distinguished lawyer of this city
1 x ; 1 . i x. i
nas ust receivea a letter irom a lie-, t'hirt or fort thousand dollars have
publican friend in Pennsylvania, who , ,,eei lid ovr lhe connters since the
is at j the head of a large commercial first f September.-News and Ob
establishment, who admits that Gar- aorar
neiu win oe oeaten. jmy a iew weeits j
ago the same person expressed him
self in tbe most confident terms of
Garfield's election. The fact appears
to be that Hancock is gaining votes
oy the hundreds every hour. It need
not surprise the country if he gets
two hundred electoral votes. Wil- j iUg morphia through mistake for qai
mington Star. nme from the effects of which ha
An Old Stove.
The oldest stove probably in
. Vnited HtrAH i8 tho one wliicL warmB
the hl of Virginia's capit.,1, ia Rich -
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mouo. it was made in ixugiand and
three Britih mouai
arehs; has been con-
j tetuporaneous yviih three monarchs,
' three republics and two imperial srov-
j Grnments of France.
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l'H.t.l il XX UiJUXli II JJUUlil
., , 1 . th x x i
ue oniy jLemocratic liiusiraieu
ewsnaper published v;iti bo sent
! copy and Illustrated
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servira.:H r-.u. violently worse. The phvsic
.t extub- ; posrpaia, ior jraweew Kunui enaoi . sherrod aml Clark "Were
or sneep mpguiui i...u "LA i again xind did every thins
ccrs, ana . " ; i . x , . f
boy : cents ior nve wecss Buuscnpuoii. or WM ftnd ex,relse(1
t Oi the o cents ui postngo stamps i r uamuie : . Vo on orPf,i. ilf i1i ,..u
A Fierce Hog.
Mr. Wm. Nappier had his thumb
bit off by a hog one night lost week.
Ho was trying to put it out of hia
garden, when the hog got the best of
tho scuffle. Wadesboro' Herald.
Dragging him Home.
A party of colored people who
could do nothing with one of thir
number; intoxicated upon the . eve of
departure for their country home
yesterday evening, actually tied tbe
obstreperous character to the tail
board of the wagon and dragged
him out of the confines of tho city.
Dividing a House.
We recently heard of a novel man
ner of settling a difficulty adopted by
two men in Northampton. The twe
were owuers of a house, and the quar
rel arose out of the management of
tha same. After some squabbling
over the matter tbey decided to di-
vide it equally, whereupon one of
them had the house cut in two and
carried his half to his own home, thus
settling the matter forever. Jackson
Post G15iee Defaulter.
A correspondent of the News and
i Observer from Greenville says:
"Colonel Long, the agent in this
State, of the postefiice department,
has been here looking into the con
dition of the postoffice, and finds the
postmaster, H. E. Nelson, a defaulter
to the amount of near $2,000. A
pretty good steal for a small office.
! He has absquatulated, leaving his
bondsmen to pay.
A correspondent of the News and
Observer, yvriting from Mebaneville
'You will be sorry to learn that
diphtheria has been prevailing alarm
ingly a few miles south of this place.
One family buried three children in
less than one week. The physician
and other persons think there was a
local cause prolucing this sickness
at any rate aggravating it to a great
extent. All the children in the com
munity had been attending a free
school, and were drinking water from
a spring that was in a bad condition.
The water, it is said, really stunk. All
the children that have died, with one
; or wo exceP'ins or that have had
' mis malignant- tvpe oi tue disease,
i were of the families that had been
i sending to thi3 school. Let all schools
1UUi1U JX(JU1 tuis, m iuut un tjciuu, mi
t KeeP lueir wel18 ana springs ana cis-
see the country
They are all wild to
and tbe first words
t give me gold."
bright double eagles
that metal which a
people do not notice it. 1 he cause
of it is not knoyvn, as ery few of the
people who won't take it give the
weight as an objection. Neverthe
less the banks manage to pay out
quantities of cold, and no donbt
We regret to learn that Mr. W.
E. Best, a prominent citizen living
i De:ir Hamilliton iu Martin countv.
, no;ROliefi himself on SahmUv fa Uk.
j died on Sunday. Mr. Bebt had pur
I chased from a merchant in Hamilton,
i rs..ee. i v. .x 1 .
8U sed to be quinine aboth mor.
1 phia and quinine are put up in the
i;1 - - -X. -
j game sort of small phials. On Sat
nrday morning, without unwrapping
the blue paper, from the bottle, ho
made some rn'lls and swallowed them.
Tbis produced nausea and he vomi
ted. Dr. Sherrod bei jg called in at
tributed tho sickness to bile in his
system, and prescribed more quinine,
which hft took from his own medicine
chest. Tbe daughter of Mr. Best
mixing the later found it too soft, so
she got from the supposed quinine
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MU'i t'iuuu xxu-xutxi uxju iilixiuin,
' aooui ia xu. luese puts were aaaiin
puts were aaann-
istered, when the patient was taken
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mi xu ionil. fl,,, Una
tne tentu case tuat has oc
thin a short time in a small
counties. Poison should
not bo sold in ordinary stores and
should never be put up in bottles as
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