Skip to Content
North Carolina Newspapers

The Chatham record. (Pittsboro, N.C.) 1878-current, May 04, 1882, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

BATHB or AD VERT IS I NO. One failure, me : . - rt. 11. . fl nt) OnoFqiiaro.lw" In .tM.,i,.,. . n H. A. LONDON, Jr , F.niTOR AM rnnruiKToit. TERM3 OF SUBSCRIPTION: Ofmcir r, mi v r. - Onprcipj-,lt iii"M'ii ..... Ow copy, tltlvc tii'tntl. , - ' l.-.nn . VOL. IV. PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, MAY 4, 1882. NO. 34. For lr(fr icUvi tivmentu IiIm-iiU unliar-, w'll IWtBi 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 tnal ofliciaL "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 money." "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 scat. 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. "George Kendal?" 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 roan. "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 here." 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 purpose." "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 net's request." "How do you aoeouut, then, for his telsgraphing a description of you far and wide and offering a reward for your arrest?" 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 embe?:;'.eni4 K- 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 rights. 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 the check. 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 answered. "Well, a strong, active young fellow like you might find his way out, one would think." There was a curious twinkle in tho cunning old eves which attraoted my attention. "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 leisure?" "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 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 iug. 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 river 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 breeze. 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 come. 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 camp. 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, 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 marvelous house. 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 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 around. 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 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 much." "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 said ?" "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 phis Appeal. 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 112. 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, A WhiM'tT. 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, jflfi,5VJ,271. "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 Paradise. 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 penitents. HIMUKOIS. 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 ing poker.'' 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." p

North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.

Digital North Carolina