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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, MAY 4, 1882.
For lr(fr icUvi tivmentu IiIm-iiU unliar-, w'll
The Young Widow.
tslie in modest, n t not l-aolitu I ,
Freo and easy, lint nut bold ;
Like an apple, ripe ami mollow.
Not too young and nut too nld ;
Half inviting, half repulsing.
Now advancing, and now shy
There in mischief in hrr dimple.
There is danger in In r i ye.
Kite has Htinlii'd human nature .
She in Bi-1 led in nil her ni tn ;
Rhe liaM taken In r tli pl ma
Ah the mistrcFH of ull In hi-'.
She can ti ll the very moment ,
Wh,en tn sigh and when ti smile .
Oh, a maid is sometimes chartnin;,
But a widow all the while.
Are yon end Ilnw veiy hhnou
Will her tmidm'iuu face become '.
Are you angry She is wretched,
Lonely, friendlcxa, tearful, dumb.
Are you tnirlhfiil ' Ibr.v her laughter.
Silver annulling, will ring nut.!
She can lure ninl tali h and play ,
As the uugh r dots the trout.
Yiui old bacln bun of forty
Who have grown bold and win,
Young American of twenty,
With the lovi bud, in tin if eye -,
You may practice nil the 1oi-ou.h
TaU;;ht by Cupid Mine t!n' fail.
Hut I knon- a li:tlc widow
Who eoi.l 1 win and fool you all.
HOW IT WAS CLEARED UP.
It was nearly three o'clock when Mr.
Gwinnet, who was hardly ever known
to bo in a hurry, bustled into the front
clfico with a chock in his hand.
"Here, Kendal," calling uio from my
desk, "I must have tho money on thin
before the bank closes, and thero isn't
a moment to loc."
I clapped on niy hut, toon the cheek
and was off. The paying teller, as I
entered the bank, already had his thumb
on tho spring which held up the (.mull
mish with its patio of (round glas which
was accustomed Li drop every day so
exactly at the instant the hand of the
bank clock pointed to throe, that one
might have suppnsed tho same lunehin
ery governed both.
"You're just in tiui" said Ihe pune
"And that enly after a sharp run on
yon," I answered.
The bad joko wad cither unnuticed or
treated with contempt. The money
was counted out in silence, the spring
tonched and the sash fell.
Within half a block I encountered
Klnathan flanche, a fellow clerk, has
tening to meet me.
"Mr. Gwinnet was obliged to take
Ihe first train to B ," said Eluathau,
"andcouldu't wait your return. Auother
train leaves half an hour later, and he
wishes you to follow on that with the
"Where will he stop in B ?"
"Oh, I had nearly forgotten to tell
you that. At. the House."
A glanco at my watch showed that I
had no time to spare. A smart walk
brought ue to tho dej ot, whence the
train stalled socu after 1 had taken my
It was night when J stepped from
tho train at . A touch on the
shoulder made mo turn quickly.
"Your name is Kendal?" said a sharp
visaged, keen-eyed man, in a mixed
tone of question and assertivu.
"It is," I answert d.
I bowed stiffh. Linking the ttr.irger
a little inquisiti e.
fie held up Liu ti tiger and a couple
of policemen approached.
"You must accompany these gentle
men and myself," mid the sbatp-vii-aged
"May I ask why?" I returned.
"You shall learn in good time," re
plied the other. ' You might find it
embarrassing to receive the explanation
A hack was called, which all four of
usentered without further parley, which
I saw watt useless. After a rapid drive
of several minutes we alighted before a
building with r bright light over tho
door. The starp-featured man imme
diately entered, followed by the two
policemen and myself.
A man in uniform took down my name,
age and such other particulars as I sup
pose it is usual to note on such occa
sions. Next I was put through a rigid
search. Among other effects found
upon me was, of course, tho roll of
bills I had drawn from tho bank.
"Perhaps you can explain how you
came by these," remarked tlie sharp
featured mau dryly.
"Certaiuly," I answered; "I drew
them at tho bank to-day on my em
ployer's, Mr. Gwinnet's check, with
which he sent me to the bank for that
"Isn't it a little singular," continued
my questioner, "tha', after getting the
money, instead f f carrying it bick to
Mr. Gwiunet yon took the next train
for u ?"
"Not at all," I replied quickly. "I
came with the money hero at Mr. Gwin
"How do you aoeouut, then, for his
telsgraphing a description of you far
and wide and offering a reward for your
I was thunderstruck at this ar,concce-
ment, and ray manifest confusion was
interpreted as an additional evidence of
guilt. I was locked up over night at
tho station house and next day was
taken back as a prisoner to confront my
employer, and answer to a charge of
I had as yet entertained no suspicion
of EInalhun Gauche. I felt euro he had
fallen into some miftake, not yet cleared
up, in cnmmiinicating Mr. Gwinnot's
message,and was confident that Ganche's
testimony would put everything to
Judge my surprise and indignation
when on tho witness stand the villian
denied having given mean; instructions
from Mr. Gwinnet or even having seen
mo after I left th9 counting-house with
I told ray story, but it was heard with
incredulity. The evideneo of tho pay
teller, Mr. Gwinnet and Eluathan
Ganeho every word of it true except
the infamous suppression of a single
fact by the latter left the examining
magistrate no room for doubt, and I was
fnlly committed for tr'al."
I was not long in divining Klnathan
Ganchs's motive. We had been rival
suitors of Martha Hale and my love hail
been preferred to his. Elnathan yielded
with good grace, seemingly, and even
professed to be a friend a profession
accepted the more rea.lily beeiuse I feit
a secret pity for his disappointment.
FI's perfidy was now apparent. Bis
purpose was to fix upon mo the brand
of a lelon, thus rendoriug my union
with Martha impossible, and oponing a
way to the renewal of his own hopes.
The nefariou plot wa contrived with
such infernal skill that its success
seemed well nigh certain.
One evening, not long before the day
fixed for the trial, when the garrulous
old jailer brought in my supper, he
seemed more talkative than usual. In
stead of thrusting the dishes through
the cell door, as formerly, he enterel
and sat down for a chat.
"I wonder at your 6taying hero so
patiently," said the jailer.
"It's hardly a matter of choice," I
"Well, a strong, active young fellow
like you might find his way out, one
There was a curious twinkle in tho
cunning old eves which attraoted my
"I'm but old and feeble," ho con
tinued; "what's to hinder you, now, for
iuntance, changing clothes with me,
taking these keys and departing at
"I'll do it!" I cried, springing to my
feet; "an innocent man owes no sub
mission to the law's injustice!"
"Oome, don't get excited," whined
the jailer, in a tone of mock alarm. "I'll
not drive you to the use of force, which"
it would be useless to resi-t."
And to see the cheerfulness with
which he submitted to tho substitution
of his ivinneiit.il for mine, ono would
have supposed it but a friendly ex
change. With strips torn from my
sheet I bound the docile keeper hand
and fv ot, placed him in an easy posture
on the bed, gagged his mouth comfort
ably took his bunch of keys, looked him
in, pulled his hat over my eyes, and
soon was a free man.
Before morning I was miles, away,
and at the next seaport town shipped as
a common sailor. In a foreign land I
began life anow, aud in a few years
gained a competency. But of what
vaitie was it, or even life itself, when
not shared by her whose absence made
all else worthless? At times I was
tempted to write to Martha.
"But no,' I said, "doubtless she, too,
believes me guilty. How caa she do
otherwise in the face of the evidence
and my own flight?"
One day I was met and recognized
by an old friend traveling abroad. !n
stead of shunning, he met me cordially.
"Why havo yon never returned to
visit your old home?" he asked; "or at
least communicated with your friends?"
"A strange question," I replied. "You
have not forgotten tho cruel suspi
cion" "Surely you havo heard how all that
wbb cleared up "
"Cleared up!" I exclaimed, with the
tremor of the heart one experiences at
a sadden gleam of hope which he dreads
to see extingnished the next moment.
"Quite cleared up," replied my friend.
"Eluathan Ganche fell a victim to the
epidemic last summer, and on his deatb
bed he acknowledged all."
"And Martha Hale?"
"Is still sioglo and as beautiful as
ever, though a triflo melancholy at times.
Iler friends say there is a certain person
whoso presence, they think, would cheer
her up mightily."
The next steamer carried me home,
where everybody bode me welcome, and
Martha not tho least warmly. fche has
explained the mystery of the jailer's
conduct. Ho had lived as a domostio
in tho family of Martha's father when
she was was a child, and was devotedly
attached to her. now they plotted
together aueut my escape it would be a
breach of confidence to tell.
Mim hinei .
Not ki very long since ever. rl elt
tind watch that clicked in the world was
made by hand, aud no wonder that they
were xpeusivo luxuries. Each of the
tiny screws had to be turned, and every
cog in every little wheel measured oil'
and cut by itself, aud every part care
fully adjusted to fit every other part,
whilu the slightest defect in the com
plicated workmanship might utterly de
stroy the valuo of the article. Clocks
and watches havo now ceased to be tho
luxuries of the rich.
It used to Lo tiaid that it took seven
teen men to mako a piu and the head
which was made by twisting a fino
wire round the head of the pin this al
ways liable to drop ell'. Sine then a
much belt, r article has been produced
without the touch of a human baud the
cutting, headmaking, pointing, polish
ing, even sticking of the pins into paper,
and folding up into packages, being
done by machinery.
Once every stitch in every garment,
aud in everything else made of cloth or
leather, was taken by human fingers,
and "Tho song of tho shirt" was a
weary one to sing. To-day the sewing
machine, which is found in every civil
ized land on tho globe, has revolution
ized the whole business of the tailoc
and drospmaker and saddler, while its
rattle is hetu'd in many a private dwell
Formerly al. the departments of farm
ing work required the most assiduous
toil ef hand, aud arm, aud foot, the
husbandman reaped his field as they
did In the days of Kutli aud Boaz; aud
threshed the sheaf and winnowed the
grain as they did when John the Baptist
preached. Now tho lawn mower aud
the patent reaper, aud the steam-thrush
er aud winnower, have wonderfully
lightened the labor of man. Aud all
the paper we had was made by hand,
and now it flows out of the mill like a
These are a few very familiar examples
of a change that is going on in almost
every department of life. There are,
indeed, i few things which continue to
be doi e mujh after tho fashion of our
fathers. Thus far thero bus been no in
vention which, to any great extent, lias
superseded tho time honored way of
setting and distributing type; because,
no matter Low iugenious tho machinery
for doing this may be, thero must be in
tho nature and necessity of things a
special action of the mind in haudliug
every individual type --which so fur as
wo know, cannot bo said of many other
sorts of manual labor. Tho samo priu
ciplo, to bo Bure, applies to writing,
and it requires a great deal of ractice
to handlo tho keys of a writing machine
with tho same facility that wo guide the
pen. After all the machine ically
prints and docs not write; and we hard
ly ever saw a page that issued from it
which did not contain oueornioieenors.
The cutting and hammering of stone
is generally done by hand, a great part
of tho work demanding au exercise of
ju lgmcnt which cannot bo iid ised into
a piece of machinery. What is known
as "housework" sweeping, ducting,
fireraaking, bedmakiug, scrubbing,
cleaning, cooking, aid so oa, is still
done with littlo aid from mechanical
appliances; the "carpet sweeper" having
been found to bo a poor substitute for
the broom, and many of the contrivances
for lightening the labor of the kitchen
failing to do what was promised. Tho
barber continues to discharge the deli
cate duties of his profession in tho old
fashioned way, and the steam-engine
has not yet seriously interfered wit.i
tho ornamental vocation of the boot
black. The highest order of work cannot Jje
done by machinery. The photograph
and thechromo merely reproduce some
thing that already exists, but they can
produce notlr'ng new. The statuo aud
the picture that win tho admiration of
the ages must first be conce'ved by the
brain of the artist, and theu brought
into being by tho careful touch of his
chisel or his brush it is a creation, and
machines create nothing. Even the
photograph, which is tho work of the
sun, who is a great artist in his way
lighting up the sunset clouds with gold
and vermilion, und giving its color to
the rose even his work needs to bo
touched by the hand of mau.
In almest every department there is
a certain amount of machine work that
is indispensable. Tho world could
never go on without routine, and a
horse iu a mill is as true to his destiny
as tiny neighing steed that tosses his
head so high, and outruns the strongest
Ready wit: The Earl of Bradford
was once brought before Lord Lough
borough; a conversation followed iu
which the chancellor was completely
puzzled. At last he asked, "How many
legs has a sheep ?" "Does your Lord
ship mean,'' asked Lord Bradford, "a
live or a dead sheep?" "Is it not the
samo thing?' said tho chancellor. "No,
my lord," said Lord Bradford, "there is
much difference. A live sheep may
have four legs ; a dead sheep has only
two. Tho two foro legs are shoulders,
but there are only two legs of mutton."
I A c Fra In lltiiltliiig.
Ii is now generally believed that tho
cuiLiiii'ii grades of glass have a cuishing
j strength nearly four times as great as
I the strongest quality of granite, and it
! is surprising that the subject has not re
ceived more attention, and blocks of
glass used greatly in place of stone in
sections. A prominent glass manufac
turer was recently interrogated on tho
subject, and said:
The question has been considered by
myself a number of times, and, although
I do not want to advooate the absolute
abolition of brick and stone, yet in tho
erection of art galleries, memorial build
ings, etc , a structure composed of
blocks of glass in prismatic colors would
I c a unique, beautiful and lasting
structure. With the numerous inven
tions wiiich have come into use of late
years in connection with the production
of glass, the cost has been gradually
going elown, while tho quality of the
fabric is steadily becoming better.
One objection which would be raised
I j the durability of a glass house, in
the literal sense of the words, might be
that the blocks would not lake a bind,
or adhere together with common mor
tar. This objec' ion can readily be sot
aside by the use of a good cement, and
when completed the structure will stand
for ages, barring extraordinary acci
dents. As to tho cost of a glass house,
it can be kept down to but a small
percentage above the price of cut gran
it e. In building with stone you have
to pay the stone masons, and when it
comes to elaborate examples of carving
in Corinthian pillars, collars, and capi
tals, etc., why, the work is rather costly
us compared with glass, when tho latter
cu'j be molded into shape or form, and
tho work accomplished in much less
time. 1 am convinced that the time
will come when wo shall see such a
building erected. Scarcely a day passes
but what the sphere of glass as an arti
cle of U"e becomes widened. In parts
of Germany, and on one line in England,
glass ties are being used on railroads,
und thus far have given satisfaction,
combining all tho requisites of wooden
ties with tho virtue of being susceptible
to usage at least seventy-five per cent
longer than wood; then by the Bastia
process glass articles are now being
made for common use which can be
thrown ou tho floor and will rebound
Lko a rubber ball. Progress is also be
ing made toward rendering glass, which
has ever been characterized as tho brit
l!o fabric, ductile, and to-day threads of
glues can be made that can be tied iu
knots aud woven into cloth. Were one
disposed to givo play to fancy and fuse
it iuto fact, a house composed entirely
of glass could be built, with walls and
roofs and floors fashioned from melted
sand. arpets of glass could cover the
tloois. The most ultra ic-thete, sitting
on glass chairs or recliuing on glass
couches, arrayed in glass garments,
eating and drinking from glass dishes,
could realize that the ago of glass had
I.'arly Day in Calilernin.
Iu '4'i I went to California, a woman
with two children, determined to earn
my bread, I was received with enthu
siasm, und might have bought tho whole
town out with no othei security than
my work. I resolvt d to take boarders,
and sot about provisioning my larder.
Half the inhabitants kept stores; a few
barrels of flour, a sack or two of hams,
a keg of molasses, a barrel of salt pork,
another of corned beef, (like redwood
in texture,) some gulls' eggs from the
Farrallones, a sack of onions, a few
picks and shovels, and a barrel of whisky,
served for a Btock in trude, while a
board laid across the head of a barrel
answered for a counter. On many
counters were scales, for coin was rare,
and all debts wero paid in gold dust at
sixteen dollars per ounce. Ia the ab
sence ' f scales a pinch of dust was ac
cepted as a dollar, aud you may well
imagine the size of the pinch very often
varied from the real standard. NothinSJ
sold for les than a dollar; it was tho
smallest fractional cumncy. A dollar
each for onions, a dollar each for eggs,
beef a dollar a pound, whisky one dol
lar a drink, flour sixty dollars a barrel.
Ono morning an official of the town
stopped at my kitchen; he wanted a
good substantial breakfast cooked by a
woman. I gave him two onions, two
eggs, a beefsteak and a cup of coffee.
He ate it, thanked me, and gave me
five dollars. The sum seems large now
for such a meal, but then it was not
much above coat, and if I had asked
ten dollard ho would have paid it. My
"hotel" consisted of two rooms a
kitchen and a living room. Imagine a
long, low apartment, dimly lighted by
drippiug tallow candles stuck into
whisky-bottles, with bunks built from
floor to ceiling on either side. A bar
with rows of bottles and giasses was in
one corner, where two or three miners
were generally drinking; tho barkeeper
dressed in half-sailor, vaqnero tashion
wi'h a blue shirt roiled far back at the
collar to display the snowy linen be
neath, and his waist encircled by a flam
ing scarlet sash, was, next to tho stage
driver, the niot important man in
An American lleaiil).
One of tho most striking members of
Ihe American colony iu Faris is the
Countess Le Trobriand, the wife of
General Do Trobriand, who won a dis
tinguished reputation in the Union
army during the civil war. The Count
ess Do Trobriand was a Miss Mary
.Tees, of New .York, the daughter of
the founder and presideut of the
Chemical ank. Her salon in Paris
has been for many years the resort of
distinguished Americans, French, Rus
sians, Germans and Italians. Repre
sentatives of the literary, artistic and
diplomatic world are to bo found
always at her Monday receptions. With
the exceptiou, perhaps, of M'ruo Ed-1
mona Adam, the countess gamers
around her more people of distinction
than any other lady who receives iu
Taris. Probably there is not another
apartment in Taris so filled with cari
osities from all parts of tho world. The
salon is like fairy land. Filled with ex
quisite Chinese cabinets, mirrors, clock,
chandelier aud candlesticks of Dresden
china, etc.; its walls inlaid with pannels
of mother-of-pearl ; sofas and chairs,
representing all periods, and covered
with the larest embroideries and tapes
tries, it presents a liut misfwh'f at once
dazzling by its beauty aud surprising
from its harmony. The other rooms
are equally beautiful the dining-room
with chairs and table of niarqueteric
and sideboards of samo, gleamiug with
silver, lighted.by a superb carved brass
chandalier j tho countess's own room
hung with Indian shawls aud furnished
with elaborately carved oak, and Japan
ese toilette articles ; tho room of a
favorito daughter furnished with rose
wood and gold satin, with amber glass
toilette articles ; tho boudoir hung
with tapestry framed iu pink aud gold,
with Louis tjuinze chairs and consoles ;
every corner of tho apartment display
ing artistic treasure all these are more
beautiful than words can tell. We must
not forget the antechamber, with its
fireplace and grand old andirons, the
early kings of France ; the superb-mirrors
in carved frames; tho Louis ,ina
torze chairs but words fail to give a
description of all the beauties of this
The Penally of Flirting.
The professed flirt, heartless though
she may seem, does not escape wholly
unscathed, even iu the midst of her
greatest triumphs. Those, of course,
are tho most dange'rous flirts, who are
pointed out as social offendeis, because
they do not spare their powers of draw
ing men from allegiance to old, aud
perhaps regretted, ties, and of discon
certing premeditated family orrange
ments; and no doubt they must leave
behind them some broken hopes and
wounded hearts along their paths of
pleasure and ways of happiness. But,
after all, such as those are tho perpetual
penalties of tho love chase; and the meu
who may have been even heartlessly
jilted by a flirt do not usually undergo
any long protracted sufferinp. but are
easily consoled, like wounded ln-roo.",
by the condolencj aud synipatine affec
tion of some ruoro tender hearted rival.
On the other hand, if the issue of her
frame of courtship in which l.er h flec
tions happen to be chit fly engaged,
should go agaiust the flirt, she bears all
the blame and meets with little sym
pathy. The tongue of scandal is un
sparing in its moral strictures, ami if
she sinks beneath the social storm; her
rivals perhaps rejoice over her discom
fiture; while even her admirers, who
used to flatter her, will miss her bright
presence for a day or two, and then for
get her in the ceaseless whirl of society.
Under the most favorable circum
stances, her career is like that of any
other popular actress, soon ended en
tirely or eclipsed by a rising favorite.
I ifarette Smokiuif.
A story has been going tho rounds of
the papers coneerniug a youth who
smoked forty cigarettes without cessa
tion, and nearly lost his life in conse
quence. Whether tho life so recklessly
misused was worth preserving, is an
open question. It is a sad fact that the
cigarette consuming youth is ou the in
crease. It is considered smart to be a
cigarette-consumed youth. It is deemed
the beiirht of manliness to waste ambi
t;on and destroy vigor with smoke
and such smoke. Tho cigarette con
eumed youth thinks he is atttractive
and supposes that the small parcel of
brains which has escaped the influences
of nicotine furnishes the world's thought
at least tho superficial, unreal world iu
which he moves. He thinks mother
will pet him all the more, sister will
humor him, and all tho girls adore him
because he is cigarette-consumed. The
rising geneneration promises to be
largely composed of eigarette-conenmed
young men unless stringent measures
are taken to counteract existing tenden
cies. It were better that Mother Ship
ton had been right or that the snu hurry
np and reach the earth than such a re
sult transpire. It would be vastly bet
ter for the young man to be consumed
than cigarette consumed. The cigarette-consumed
young man is a born
and the world is tired ff seeing "him
An Astonishing Fact.
We do not realize that we aro grow
ing old until it Iibs become an accom
plished fai t. Children grow up around
us, but we get tfC'l to that, and seldom
stop to compute their afles and realize
the swift flight of years, Jn fact, our
children never get old to us. The wife
who Las stood so lovingly and faithfully
at our side so long, Lever changes, and
is always the fair young bride of the old
and happy days. And so with the hus
band to the wife. Though his hair
might have grown gray in some way
which we do not understand, ami his
firm step may seem a little less elastic
or firm than it was, the husband does
not Heem to havo hanged much after
all. The friends of our youth become
gruy-headed;yot they are not old. Home
one he may have been a philosopher
has said that if we doubt whether we
aro really growing old, we should look
in the face of a friend whom we havo
not seen for twi-uty year.;. The writer
tried that a few days ngo, He did more;
he looked in the face of a friend whom
he had not seen for nearly forty years.
What lib; thoughts ef him were he docs
not know. They weio both too polite
to express their though'. He knows
tha' he kept wondering, aud wonders
yet, what had happened to his friend
that he should hok so very old. It was
a shock to him, aud brought him face to
face with an unwelcome fact.
A Well Uevelopi d F.ai.
Kosciusko Murphy, who is remark
able for his large, geuerous ears, hts
had a falling-out with Miss Esmerelda
Longccdlln, an Anstin belle, towards
whom he had been sespected of enter
taining matrimonial intention. Some
body asked him tho other day why he
aud MissLougeufliu were not out bu joy
riding as much as usual, to wliieh Kos
ciusko replied that he did not propose
to pay buggy hire for any woman who
called him a donkey.
"I can't believe that Miss Long"ortin
would call any gentleman a donkey?"
wa the reply.
"Well, she didn't come right out and
say I was a donkey, but she might just
us well have said so. .She hinted that
"What did she su ?"
"We were er.t riding, and it looked
very much like rain, and I said it was
coing to rain on us, as I felt a rain drop
on my ear, and w hat do you supposo she
"1 have no idea,"
"Well," she said, "that rain you felt
on your ear may be two or three miles
off." - Siftiugs.
High -Heeled Hoots.
High-heeled boots undoubtedly in
jure not ouly the foot but the shape of
the leg. Pel feet freedom of these use
ful members prencrves their symmetri
cal shape, while exercise unfolds the
muscular system, producing a full, bold
outline of the limbs, at tho mine time
that the joint are knit small and clean.
Look at the lop.s of a poor Irishman
traveling to the harvest with bare feet,
the thickue-s and roundness of the calf
show that the foot aud toes are free to
exercise the muscles of the legs. Look,
now, at the leg of an English peasant
whoso foot and ankle are tightly laced
in a boo! with an inflexible sole; and
perceive, from the manner in which he
lifts his legs that the play ef the ankle,
foot, and leg, is lost as much as if he
went on stilts ; and therefore are his
legs small and shapeless. In short, lio
natural exercise of the patts, whether
active or passive, is the stimulus to the
circulation through them ; exercise
being as necessary to the perfect con
stitution of a bone as it is to the per
fection of the muscular powers.
A Humorous Incident of the I loud.
A certain boat coming up the Missis
sippi the other day lost her wny and
bumped up against a frame house. Mho
hadn't more than touched it before an
e)ld datkey rammeil his head up tliiougli
a hole in the roof where the chimney
once came out and yelled at the captain
ou the roof: "W'hur do hell i-tycr gwiue
wid dat boa V Can't you seeuufliu?
Fust thiug yer knows yer gwino to turn
dis house ober. spill do ol I womau aud
de chil'cn out in do flood bu' drown 'em.
Wat yer doiu' out here in do country
wid yer damn boat, anyhow ! Go em
back vander fun. de co'n fields an' gi(.
back into tie ribbcr whar yer b'longs.
Ain't got no business sev'n miles ont in
de country fexdin' roun' people's house's,
nohow!" and she backed out.- Mem
In splitting tho butt of a tree into
fence-rails, Ephraim Aliston, of New
liu's toauship, N.C., discovered twenty
six largo gold coins. They wero con
cealed in an inch and a quarter auger
hole, over which wood had formed six
inches thick. The coins are supposed
to have been put there in the war of
A Georgia man traded an old buggy
for OOtl acres of land some thirty years
ago, and the other day he took a trip
down to that locality and found a vil
lage of 400 inhabitants on his purchase,
I hnvr no limit which thine should'! be,
Though I Ihuio own would win,
l i'i that hii'b may be etTentl the"
Mum kicw no taint ol sin.
And though love tiin the muiilen'o breaM
k perfume does the flower,
'1 'hiue nun would only know unrest
If bimighl m paHKi'iuV power.
j;vt u as the little plant whose glace
lSii'ls in the tmidi'l gloom,
If brought to hi ar the sun's hot face,
lis home becomes its tomb.
ITLMS OF INTEREST.
Two pleasure boats were capsized by
a suddeu squall on Lake Geneva, and
five students wero drowned.
A boy of five mouths i astonishing
the people of Madison, Ohio, by walk
ing and talking as well as most children
of as many years.
The Iowa man who got a divorce to
marry a handsomer woman, had ouly
been "out" a week when his ex-wife
fell heir to 87,500.
The prodnction of gold in Colorado
for theconsus year ending May 31, 1880,
amounts to SCHf.Sfi. Of silvr,
"Ticket of leave" is a license or per
mit given in Euglaud and its colonies
to a convict or prisoner of the crown
to be at large and labor for Limself.
Mrs. William Davenport, aged 25
years, of Montague, N. J., was roasted
alive. While sitting in front of a fire
place asleep her clothes caught fire.
Tho total population of Paris is now
2,'JI'J',!I00, against 1,988,800 in 1876 and
1,851,702 in ls,72. The increase is
greatc t in outlying industrial quarters.
Kate Field has come to the conclusion
th it American women do not dress well,
as a rule. Such thiugs console a man
who has just paid H lor the buikling
of a silk dress.
A great steam plow, costing 819,000,
of English manufacture, with the neces
sary machinery, is to be put to work
near Minneapolis, as soon as the frost
is out of tho ground.
The exclamation "Hurrah" is derived
from the Slavonic word Hurray, mean
ing "to Paradise." The word was used
aa a war cry under the belief that every
one who died in battle would go to
Returns from India state that the
number of persons killed thero by wild
beasts aud snake's has increased from
111,2:;; iu 170 to 21, Mo iu 1880. In
Bciigtil a'oue, during the latter year,
;i,j'J persons were killed by tigers.
Pools were sold at Frankfort, Ky , on
the failure or success of John Rock
etty in resistiug the efforts of Barnes,
tho evangelist, to convert him. Tho
limit of time was ten days, and before
its expiration Rocketty was among the
Write plainly on all postal cards
The time of a postmistress is valuable-
"Do you play poker, Mrs. Sehenk
wales?' "I do ; I play it on Mr.
Schonkwales' head sometimes."
Two drinks a day, remarks an ex
change, will supply a family with flour
This, of course, refers to the saloon
keeper'. 1 family.
"Is the general on the retired list?"
they asked ol his wife the other oven
ing. 'Retired? No, indeed!" she
replied, "heV down to the club play
He kuow it was Afril 1, and didn't
propose to be fooled, and when they
told Liai his chimney was afire aud
likely to burn the house, he said : "Lot
her burn." And they did. No insu
rance. Sixty cents' wort 11 of whisky cost
Fannin county, Texas, the loss of two
men killed aud over 810,000 in moue
spent in prosecuting the murderers.
A man in Pioclns, Nevada, gave u
poor family an order on a grocery for
goods to the amount of 825, to be
charged to him. The bill rendered 810
iu cash und ?1S for wine" and choc
olate. Four years ano a Tex ' farmer de
clared his intention of making one
opossum hunt not hira 810,000 in less
than ten years. The moat and pelts of
that hunt sold for $'.K. This was in
vested in twelve calves, which at the
cud of two years were sold. The pro
ceeds were reinvested in one hundred
calves, which now, at the end of four
years from tho first investment, are
valued at 840 each.
No, we can't mention any one that
migbt be said to make a specialty of
reisiug chickeus. Most of them raise
whatever kiud of poultry they find
They will take a goose as fast as a
spring rooster. Tho only one in that
line that has done any bnsinsss with us
Taiscd a turkey and two pairs of draw
ers, aud an undershirt, on our premises
one night last week. He could hardly
be said to make aspecialty of chickens
The lirat American inscription upon the
olioh-k, now standing in Central Park, New
York, will be : "I'w Ir. HiiU'b Cough flyrup
Tiice 'ib cent."