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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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PITTSBORO CHATHAM CO., N. C, MAY 11, 1882.
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A Coquettes' Moa.
Would you ask mo why I flirt:
I'll tell vim tin! rcmo'li why :
Wure it not fur m ihrliiig
I would slowly droop anil die.
Some may h. " it is uot right
To break a ) nr Im iV I. ..-.it ;'
lint w lint it) all that I i mi'
II I only i lay my ait 1
1 am mire I'm :u.t alone.
In my into nee mm! mil th.
For all nature t, jiu
The gay lirt lv ii' h i.l i arth.
The mild 8iinliiii:i.i ,1 . 1 1 1 allmo
The flower, j., ,.,,,,r. rl ;
Their bloom in lovely summer
Soon all by frost to lo h il.
Anil they, then otni themsolv, ,.,
To nod id coipiettii-hgho
To every gentle zephyr
That i wafted uVr the e.i.
Then you need nut censure in
For I know that I mil right ;
I'd flirt with dear old grandpa.
When no other vm to plight.
I wouldn't ghv -ip mv flirting
For all the w boy I know ;
Nor would I e'er pledge my hand
To any chivalrous beau.
I'll not forsake tliin pleaaure
No difference who ha bp,
I'll no'er bow to any man
And lire a meek Niubo.
They say I will soon grow old
And ,'ld maiden's course pursue,
Hut paints, and cur In, and gumming
Will then come to my rescue.
Well, what if I do grow old ?
For it I cars not a pin,
I'll play off a "sweet sUteeu "
And take some old bach'lor in.
Yet, if in all this I fail
A great consolation dear,
I'll have, to know In old age
Of bliM, I have had my shire.
I v. ill then livo at my tae,
Itcmenibi'iing jilted beam ;
I'll have no rough cur toplea
Unt spend my tune knitting hose.
Oh bowl then ye gallant beaux.
If my beauty's made you mad !
I care not for Joy or woes
But for pleasure I have had.
"I declare to roc do ran, Robert,"
MiM Dorothy said, rubbing her uoso iu
a wy peculiar to Iht. "I dutt know
what you will do, unless yon get mar
Robert Ackerninn looked ut bin i ister
in mild remonstrance us he said gently:
"Marry! II You forget, Dur (thy !"
Dorothy's face softened. Under the
daises, iu the village cemetery, slept a
u little blue eyed girl, ho had been be
trothed to her brother eighteen long
years before, and died cno week before
the wedding day.
'-It IS 60 kl.g OfcO," the Fuid.
"Yes," her brother Raid, sighing;
"and I am too old to begin a new life
now. Fcrtv-turee in December, Dor
othy." "Well," said Mies Dorothy, tartly,
"I am fivt) yeurs older, and I intend to
marry John Sanderson in three months.
Now, Robert," this very eoaxingly,
"there is Murtlm Guinea."
He left the bteakfust tublo abruptly
as he spoke, and went to his btudy. Miss
Dorothy mbbed her nose vigorously.
"Men are so unreasonable," she
thought. "Robert must have some one
to keep house for l.iui when I go. Aud
Martha Gaines is the best housekeeper
The idea of Martha Gaines presiding
over the china cloeet und linen chests
that had been her life's delight, until
Cupid came to win away the old maid's
attention and affection, became more
and more agreeable to Miss Dorothy as
the morning hours wore away.
"I'll just give Martha a kint,"he
finally conoluded: "Anybody ean twist
Robert round a -finger ii they only hull
It was a speech founded upon long
experience, for Mies Dorothy bad mled
with undisputed sway over her brother
and his belongings for many long years.
They were people'of position in Mead
owville. Their bouse was largo and
well furnished in old-faehioned style.
'With good servants, well trained under
hit own severe discipline, ample means,
and a brother who never found fault,
Miss Dorothy's housekeeping had cer
tainly few thorns.
But when she consented to become
the wife of the curate of Meadowville,
the transfer of the power and privileges
became a weighty burden. But one so
lution seemed possible. Ilor brother
must marry some steady, middle-aged
spinster, who would keep tip the prim
neatness and the hundred) fussy detail
of Miss Dorothy's domain.
Miss Martha Gaines, a vinegar-faced,
sharp-voiced woman, of limited means,
and unlimited euergy and temper,
proved to be smilingly willing to tak
Miss Dorothy's hints in good part. In
deed, one word leading to another, tbey
arrange.! trousseau, wodding and bridal
tour before they separated.
It bad been a very satisfactory after
noon to Mips Dorothy, and she came
home to tea in a placid frame of mind.
Her brother, after lunch, had found
himself unequal to his usual afternoon's
reading, and strolled down a shady lane
in the direction of the church. Was it
bin tuhr's suggestion that so brought
back to his memory the sweet baby face
of the young betrothed that ho sought
her grave ? for of late years bo bad
not been very often to tho seel ruled cor
ner where Hunan Desmond slept, in the
shade of a groat oak tree.
Ilo walked slowly, musingly, his eyes
fixed on the ground, till he was close to
tho grave. Then he looked up, and
reeled back as if ho would full. Close
to the grave, ono little hand rosting on
tho marble headstone, was a girl of sev
enteen or eighteen, dressed iu white,
with a wido straw hat that i shaded
Susie's great blue ryes and Susie's long,
Robert Aokerman felt as if he had
lost his reason. His voice sounded
hoarne and strained as he asked tremb
"Who sre you, ohild ?"
'I ami Susan Desmond," said a low,
sweet voice. "It in tho name on the
stone hero. That Busau Desmond was
my aunt, who died when I was a baby,
Papa thinks I look like her."
The explanation was given with child
like frankness and simplicity, and grad
ually the suffocating throbs of Robert's
heart beoamo quiet, aud bis voice was
natural and had its usual geutlenssa as
he said to her,
"I knew your father well before he
loft MeaJowville, and I knew your aunt
You may have heard of Robert Acker
"Who was to have married Aunt
"Yes, dear child. You are like her
very much like her. Are you staying
Yes. I have been ill. Not very,
very ill; but " nnd she gave a little
gloofnl laugh " the dootor says I must
go to the country for a while, and not
study sa hard. So I am living with
papa's cousin, Mini M irtha Gaines.''
"Ah, yes. Well, you must let me
eouioto see you sometimes."
"I shall be very glad o see you," re
plied Susan, fraukly, thinking this was
the dearest old gentleman ever seen.
Ilo chatted with her a littlo longer,
and then walked with her to the gate of
cousin's cottage, but would not go in.
"I willeome to see you," he promised
as be loft her.
But he said nothing to Dorothy of
tl'M encounter, feeling that n sacred
chord of memory had bcou touched, and
shrinking from commonplace remark s
upon it. The next day Miss Dorothy
went up to the city to make her wedding
purchases, and to visit a relative. She
left most minuto directions with her ser
vants of Robert's comfort, and his heart
was moved with a guilty disloyalty.
He wa a man of sensitive refinement,
a gentleman in tho truest sense of tho
word; while his sister, although not vul
gar, was what the Meadowvilliana called
"stirring woman," full of life and
bustle, of overflowing energy, and
withul a most incessant tulker.
Miss Dorothy had been iu the city
but a few days, when a letter f-om
Merdowville filled her heart with ela
tion. It was signed "Martha Gaines,"
and that maiden wrote,
Your brother comes over marly
every day. I suppose he's a little lone
some while you are away, and he usually
stays to tea. I've got a boarder this
summer, a daughter of a cousin of mine
in the city. She's only a little girl, but
she plays and siugx, und your brother
likes to bear her. He's very attentive,
sends flowers aud fruit, aud brings books
although, between you und me, Dor
othy, I am no hand for books, nor never
was. Still, Philip's liltlo gill seems to
like to read, nn 1 it keeps bi t out of
mischief; and girls uro always iu mis
chief." Every week there cumo u Ifor, exult
ing lottor from Miss ('mines to her dear
friend, Dorothy, until tho timo was
drawing near for th i tlde-ly KpirjHter's
wedding. All her wedding garments
were made, marked and neatly packed,
when she received a letter from her
"Wait until Wednesday, and I will be
your escort to Meadowville."
The curt epistle had been written
after a day of great moment to Robert
Aokerman. He had gone quite early in
the inorning to the poetofflce, and re
turning, passed tho cottage of Miss
Gaines. He bad sometimes loitered a
little with the ladies, as they trimmed
the garden Aowtra, but on that day he
paused and caught his breath, as an ex
cited voice rang out apon tho air the
voice of Martha Gaines saying,
"Yon are an impudent little brht, and
I'll send you home. How dare yon set
up to teaoh me how to treat my hus
A low, sweet voice answered,
"You need not be so angry. Cousin
Martha. I only said I thought Robert
Aokerman deserved a wife who loved
"Fiddle-faddle love I You senti
mental school-girls do talk such arrant
nonsense. Robert Ackermar is a noon
ing old bachelor who wints a wife to
manage him and keep his home."
The sweet voice rasg out nioro clearly
"Robert Ackerman is a coble, true
gentleman, a roau to honor a man to
level And if ho marries he want a
wifo who will love him, and ruttko his
life glad and bright."
"My good gracious I" gasped the as
touished old maid.
"Yott think more this minute," con
tinued Susan, "of his bouse, his money,
his carriage, nnd his table-linea than
you do cf him."
"Well, suppose I iK. Terhaps you
would marry him for love."
Hero the sweet voice broke in a sob,
and Susan fled from the battle field.
Robert Ackerman walked home very
siowiy. tor many weess, ever since
that meetiug in tho cemetery, he Lad
felt as If his lost love, tho hopo of his
young manhood, had boen restored
to him. livery hour's intercourse with
Hunan brought back the long-bnriod
dream of happiness more vividly. But
be had crushed down all hope. Never
could he liuk that bright, diiwning life
with his tad, memoty freighted one.
But this morning's experience gavo him
a now hopo a hopo tbat nmdo his
breath come qnielly, his heart throb
suffocatingly. He could not bear such
suspense long, aud iu the aiteruoon he
had wandered to a tpot iu the woods
where Susnn had brought her ceedlo
woik often, und where Mi-s Martha's
keeu eyes had never fallen upon tho two
as they chatted by the hour of books-:,
tiavel and eo forth. Ah ho expeet-.-d, ho
found SuHan there, but bhe was pale und
shy, had evidently beou weeping, aud
shrank from him us she bad never done
Very gently, very tenderly, he wooed
the sweet, blue-eyed child, till her
golden head rested on his breast, and
"I caunot imagine greater happiuoi-H
than to bo your wife."
Miss Dorothy Ackerman wasall ready
to return to Meadowville when her
brother presented himself in the draw
ing-room of the house where sho was
visiting. He surveyed tho ancient gar
ments in which sho had arrayed herself
for travel with such manifest disgtiht
that it awakened in her miud indignant
"What are you loosing ut mo iu timt
way for?" she asked sharply. "This
dress is good enough to spoil with dust.
Come to look, you aro wouderfnlly
spruced up yourself. Why, your suit
is new new gloves, too !"
"I wish you to dress yourself hand
somely, Dorothy, to attend my wed
ding." 'Yon can t bo married till we got to
Meadowville," said Miss Dorothy.
Martha surely never came here with
"I tola you some time ago mat i nan
no intentiou of marryiDg Miss Gaines."
' Then who are you going to marry ?
"Miss Dorothy simply stared, with a
creeping horror that her brother was
"She is Philip Desmond' daughter,
my Susie's nieci)."
What are you talking about? Fhilip
Desmond hasn't been married but"
"Twenty years. Susan is eighteen,
just the age of my dear, dead darling ?"
Miss Dorothy had a soft place in her
heart, hard as she seemed, and sho had
loved her brother's betrothed in that
long ago when they wero all 7onug.
Her voice was very gentle as she auked:
Are you sure she loves yon, Robert?
She is very young !"
"But she lovea me, Dorothy ! Do
not fear for my happiness, sister."
And Miss Dorothy meekly selected
the richest costume from her trous
seau to attend thoweddiug, stopping on
her way to the church to buy a gift for
her little sister-in-law, that proved both
her good will and her generosity.
It was not until the party returned to
Meadowville that Mi Martha Gaines
realized how vain a castle in the air sho
had built upon Miss Dorothy's match
Real L'state Improvenisutn.
Not far from Chicago are two couitnu
nities separated by a river, one settled
with intelligent Christian people, and
the other with those that aro quite
the opposite. A farmer of the latter
place said to Deacon Good:
Why is it that you always get better
prices a-d readier sales for your lands
than we can, when om farms are just as
The iloaoon explained as boat be conlil
how that good Bohools, churches, etc.,
increased the prico of land wherever
they are established.
A few days after the same man called
again on the deaoon, and, placing a roll
of bill Is in his baud, said:
"I have been talking up this subject
of churches, and we have conoluded to
have preaohing in our district. We
want you to take this money and get us
a f Teacher."
"I will do my best," replied the dea
con, well pleased that be was about to
be the instrument of so much good.
"What kind do yon want? We have
Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians and
"Oh, any that comes handy. We
don't care a d n what kind it is so it
raises the price of land.'
A Word of Caution.
"By George ! there's the girl I to'd
yon about, who flirted witb mo tho
other day the one with the sky blue
neckerchief and swell hat, with white
feather nodding over her forehead.
Snnnner, ain't she ?"
Then followed potae woi Js in an un-
derleno, ending wi'h a light laugh.
"Good nfternoou, Jack, I'm after
"No, you're not I" and the other seized
him roughly by tho shoulder. "By
Jove I what do yon mean? That girl is
my sister. Just you dare to speak light
"W-bc-wI" interrupted tho first
speaker. "Beg pardon, Jack, but you
must teach yeur bister not to flirt with
strangers if you want her spoken cf
with respect," aud he vaeated the spot
which had become rather warm for him
on tho instaut.
Frnui our standing-pluce in a door
way on Washington street, wa scarohed
among the crowd for the girl with the
"sky blue neckerchief and swell hat.'
Wo caught a glimpso of a lovely, viva
cious face, with blight, sparkling eyes,
the white plume drooping over the
rings of duik hair on her forehead, and
saw her brother, his faea contracted
with a frown, join her huktily. Evi
dently bhe would uot be allowed to wait
until she uriived home fur the lecture
Tho practice of flirting with strangers
ou the street, on tho horso-cars, iu tho
restaurants, etc., "just for fun," without
tho shadow of au introduction, at bo't
undt'r cover of some fliaisy pretext,
which is at once nudor?too.l by the op
posito I arty, has grown very prevalent.
' Don't do it, girls I Yon may have
as much pride of character and self
respect us the most punctilious, well
bred lady who stands upon strict iti-
iinette," but you won't got credit for it !
"But it's such fun to lead them on a
while, and then make fools of them."
Don't delude yourselves. They don't
see the mutter from your standpoint.
In nine ctees out of ten you make your
selves ridiculous in their eyes, and
pamper their self-conceit, which was
too wel 1 fed before.
Wo know iunocont, pure minded
girls do kucIi things thoughtlessly
from love of mischief one leading on
another. But if they could hear tho
sly inueudoes und covert insinuations
with which their acts are coupled after
ward, their slumbering, womanly in
stinct would be aroused, and they would
blush with mortified shame at tlib mo
tives imrntod to them,
"Prudery !'' some girl exclaims. Very
well, if a woman's opinion is worth
nothing, ask that of some of your gen
tlemen acquaintances. We mean ncitb
er"old fogies,'' as you would call them,
nor those feented, moustached exquis
ites, with three ounces and a quarter of
bruins, or thereabouts, and narrow souls,
inflated with self-esteem, nutil each
considers himself the peer of tho noblest.
Ask aself-respncting, high-minded man,
and listen to his opinions
This is the age of agitation of "Wo
man's Rights." Wo don't know much
about the subject except this, that wo
man has a sacred right to tho respect
of man. We think the majority of men
have a natural instioct in that direction.
Let woman see that the charm bo not
dissolved by an act of her's. Let her
scorn to descend a step beneath her
level. Lot her carry hers elf loftily.
Wealth in the Senate.
Tho present Sennto contains at least
a score of senators not one of whom is
worth ltss than 8200,0(10. The richest
man in the Senate is, of course, Fair of
Nevada, who probably possesses as
much us all the other senators together.
Next to him in lucre is David Divis
of Illinois, a widower, who is reported
to bo the possessor of millions.
It is soinowbat difficult to name the
senators whose fortune ranks third iu
size, but, if Eugene Halo of Maino has
received the mantle of his father in-law,
Zach Chandler, with his well-lined
pockets, his fcrlune is nearly as large
as that of David Davis. Tho wifo of
Senator Hale is tho only daughter of
the late Senator Zaeh Chaudlcr.
Other very wealthv senators are Mil
ler of California, Mahoue of Virginia,
and Sawyer of Wisconsin, known to be
worth more than a million each. Sewell
of New Jersey is a railroad man and is
Senator John Sherman of Ohio, it is
fcoid, is worth more than 32,000,000, his
property consisting largely of real es
tate in Washington.
Among other senators who write their
fortunes with seven figures are Cameron
of Pennsylvania, Davis of West Virginia,
and Pium of Kansas, Senator Hill of
Colorado, Brown of Georgia, Groome of
Maryland, McFherson of New Jersey,
and Pendleton of Ohio are all worth
more than 8500,000.
Among those who have but little com
paratively bore below, thoro is, not
more than 100,000 apiece, are Morrill
of Vermont, Anthony of Rhode Island,
Rollins of Now Hampshire, Jones cf
Nevada and Jones of Florida, Johnson
of Virginia, Beck of Kentucky, Saun
ders of Nebraska Allison of Iowa, and
Harrison of Indian. Portland Argus.
HjiiiiI I'sThnt Wimli-Itaslii.
Thero is a proneness in man to admire
great thieves. Whti, however, a thief
has obtained a national reputation for
robbing stages, and murdering conduc
tor and detectives, thoro. is no limit to
the slobber and gush when the scoundrel
is finally brought to grief. It is really
unt t;afo for a sensible person to read
some Western papers since tho death of
Jesso James, unless tho reader has a
wat-h bat ia within reach.
Not long since, Jes ;e James and his
gang murdered, treaeherouhly, shooting
him from behind, Conductor Westfal),
because he was trying, us an honest,
brave man, to protect the passeugers
aud property entrusted to him. Ho was
quite as brave a man as Jesso James,
but as he was not a thief and an outlaw,
there was no gush iu the papers ubout
his deuth. Nobody seemed to euro how
his widow and children cumo on, but
wheu a thug, who has been murdering
ond robbing all his life, is finally cjme
up Rith, half the Missouri editors waul
to reverse their column rules and put
crapo ou their hats. For Heaven's sake,
hand us that wash basin, quick !
There I we feel butter, now. But to
resume. Governor GVi'tetnleu, tlnJiug
that whole ueijhborhi ods were i-croen-ig
the highwaymen, and furnishing
them information uu l aid, ami us tho
('Ulcers of the Ir-v were continually being
betrayed and murdered by these cut
throats, declared Jesse James uu out
law, and offered a rewurd for him dead
orulive. This is precisely what f's done
the world over, when such n vitiuted
and depraved condition of society exists
that it is impossible lr, arrenl a profts
ional murderer. One of tho gaug,
having imbibed Jewo James' notion th'it
murder was tho only approved method
of procuring wealth, gives him a dose
of his own medicine. What is there in
this to make Jesse James a saint, aud
Ford the reverse ? Tho late Mr. Jamea
was not iu tho habit of allowing detec
tives to get the drop on him, und bo
aud his pals wero not particular where
they shot those they robbed, if the l itter
were at all slow in handing over their
property. A world of sympathy is ix-
tended to tho outlaw's wifo and nioMier,
but people seem to forget that these
women have aided and abotted tho out
laws in their crimes for the last ton or
fifteen years. And is it not possible
that tho victims cf tho bandits had
mothers, wives, and children?
B .h I Hand us that wash-basin ag..iii,
quick 1 Texas Siftings.
For ccntutiea past the artists of
Japan have earned for themselves a
reputation for their skill in the working
of metals, and at tho prosent day their
productions in brou.j, iron, und steel
excite admiration aud astonishment.
This art industry in of extremo ontiii
uitv. Mr. Satow, in his recent hand
book of Coutral aud Northern Japau,
describes tho coloss i! imao of Buddha
at Num. It was first cast iu 7-40 - m ,
and was set up in its present position.
It suffered from various accidents, and
iu 15(17 the temple wai burned to the
ground, the head cf tho iuiae falliuu;
off. It was replaced not long afterward,
and we may therefore ussi;,u to the
body an age of 1110 years, and to the
head about 300 years.
Buddha is represented seated o rots-
legged on a dais, which is of bronzo,
and represents the calyx of a lotus.
The figure is fifty-threo aud a half feet
high, the face is sixteen feet long and
nine and a half wide, while !Gti curls
adorn the hoad, around which is a halo
seventy-eight feet in diameter, on which
are images eight feet in length. A roof
protects tho image, aud a staging iu
ereeted to assist visitors in examining
it. The casting is said to have b.en
attempted seven times beforo it was ac
complished, und 0,000 tons of chnreoal
wero used in the operation. The whole
is said to weigh 450 tons, and the alloy
is composed of 500 pounds of gold,
1,951 pounds of mercury, 10,827 pounds
of tin, and 9titi,080 pounds of copper.
Tho body of tho image, aud ull tho
most ancient part of the lotus flowers
on which it is seated, aro apparently
formed of plates of bronze tin inches
by twelve, soldered together, except
the modern parts, which are much
larger castings. A peculiar method of
construction is said to have beeu adopted
namely, of gradually building up the
walls of the mold as the lower part o
the casting cooled, instead of construct
ing the whole mold first, and then
making the casting iu a single piece.
The various temple bells, some ol which
are of great size, are remarkable for tho
sweetness and mellowness of their tonos,
which contrast greatly with the harsh,
clanging sounds of European bells.
They are struck on the outside by huge
pine beams which aro suspended by
"The Lord sends meat and the devil
sends cooks;" but when a woman's
"help" lights out in the middle of tho
season she wishes the old gentleman in
black would send Vm along a little
THE NEW SOUTH.
A gentleman who has just returned
from an extended tour in the Sontk re
ports that hojf c'.nU-K so largely horo
toforo given up to the raising of cotton
have at hint entered on n course of
mixed firming, which will enable them
to supply thuusolves with the bread
stuff and provisions they have been ac
customed to draw so largely from the
West. This statement finds confirma
tion iu the April report cf the Depart
ment of Agriculture, which covers the
whole of the Southern states, and shows
that thf increase cf cereal crops is com
mon through all the cotton belt, includ
ing Louisiana Of wheat alone,according
to the report, the increased acreage in
the cottou states amounts to 800,000
acres, tho average increase over previous
years being tweuty-six per cent. a per
centage of iuerntse relatively very much
larger thau that of auy other state of
tho Union. From all we can learn the
iucreuie in ti.e acreage of corn iu the
Southern states will also bo large. In
sirno of thoo s'ates more attention is
ub-o given to sheep raising, the flocks
iu that mild climate l.eint? louud to do
ve.ur.l'kablv well. With larger .supplies
ot corn the quantity of hog meat will
bo increased, now that the colored peo
ple have settb d down ti work and have
b C'.miti less predatory. A general adop
tion of this system of mixed farmiug,
instead of placing tho uolo dependence
upon cotton, will make the South in the
course of a few years self-supporting,
and enable her planters to get them
selves out of tho clutches of the mid
dlemen, to whom tho cottou crop was
only too often mortgaged before it was
raised. The reason for this change to
a diversified agricultural industry is nol
far to seek. For the past t;o years
cotton at least to tho plauter was not
a paying crop. Tho largo crop of six
million six hundred thousand bales in
1880, a part of which, owing to tho fre
quent raius, keeps down tho prico to a
low und nnremuuerativo figure, while
the falling off of the crop of 1881.
owiug to the protracted drought, du-sp-
pointed thousands of all cottou planters,
ulreudy heavily encumbered with debt
aud forced llioui to take tho advije
they had so loug left unheeded, and by
a system of mixed farming, to raise
their osva breadstuff and provisions,
iu- toad of following the old, unwise
course cf buying these necessaries of
life. It is not to be expected that
all tho plauters of the cotton belt will
ut cnc9 udopt tho prudent course that
quite a number ol them have entered
uro'j. muerneu routine, tbe custom of
many years, is hard to break. But the
example thus set will undoubtedly tiud
mauy imitators when tho benefits t a
varied husbandry aro visible in tho im
proved condition of their neighbors.
Tho increase in ono year of eight
hundred thoasaud acres seeded down to
wheat is a remarkable ciicnmstanee,
aud is ono of the be.-t evidences of that
spirit of change which has awakened
the enterprise and in various ways Li
enlarging tho iudustriul scope of the
Two egroes Lynched.
On Match :tlst, Bill Ludlow nnd Al
Weisinger were hanged hero for the
murder of Mr. Weisinger, a planter. Al
though tho coudemned rucu protested
their innocence up to the last moment,
their guilt was uot questioned by any
one, so conclusive was tbe evidonce
against them. Since the hanging, mat
ters ou tho Weisinger plantation have
uot run very smoothly, and thi impres
sion at leugth got abroad that others
besides tho two who had beeu hanged
were concerned in the murder. Heury
Ivy, who has been haunted by thoughts
of tho banging, and suffering from pangs
of conscience, has made a eoufe'sion ac
knowledging that he committed the
murder, and iniplieiting his brother,
Tc rter Ivy, who received a life sentence
for his share in tho crime, uud Bim
Acoff, who was then at large ou tho
plantation. The coufessiou was made
without compulsion to seven intelligent
white men. Ivy and AeolT were imme
diatelv arrested and held to await the
action of the Grand .Tarv. When it be
came known on the neighboring planta
tions that Ivy had made a confession tho
negroes became furiously excited, aud
it was only witb great exertion on tho
part of the white peoplo that they were
kept from stringing the culprits then
and there. Ivy was very unpopular
with his own peoplo, many of whom de
clared that he and his brother swore
away tbe lives of Ludlow and Weisin
ger. After some trouble the prisoners
wero given in charge of three white
guards, and wero by them taken to a
school house for safe keeping through
the night. At two o clock in the morn
ing forty masked men, thought to be all
whites, rode up to tho building, quickly
bound and gagged the guards, and rode
off with the negroes, who in vain plead
ed for mercy and just one more day of
life. Tho dead body of Ivy was found
that evening hanging from tho limb of
a tree. The body of Acoff has not been
fonnd, but there is no doubt that he has
An April mil.
The Kill that is born on an April day
Has a right to be merry, lightsome, gay ;
Ai.d that in the reason I dance, and play
And frisk like a mote in a sunny ray
Do it, too,
If you had teen born on au April day ?
The girl that is born on au April day
lias nlao a right to cry, they aay ;
Aud so I sometimes do give way
When thiufii! get crooked or all astray
Do it, too,
If you had been born on au April day ?
The girls of March love noise, and fray ;
Ami street as blossoms are girls of May ;
lint I belong to tbe time mid-way- .
And ao I reoiee in a snuny spray
Of bmllea and tears and hap-a-day
Do it, too,
If you had boeu born on an April day ?
Ileigho ! and hurrah 1 for an April day,
IU cloud, Its sparkle, Its skip and stay t
I mean to bo happy whenever I may,
And cry when I must ; for that's my way.
Do it, too,
If you had besu born on au April day?
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Captain J. A. Sylvester, who when a
private in the United States army cap
tured General Santa Anna, died recent
ly in New Orleans.
A parrot believed to be seventy-two
years of age reoently died at Napier
ville, Illinois, reducing the percentage
of first-class profanity iu that town
ubout fifty per cent.
The President of the Pennsylvania
Pharmaceutical Society is stated by the
Lancet to have said that "two thirds of
all the medicine sold in the United
States was iu the form of patent medi
cines Hortense Kittrell was appointed a
clerk in the Nevada legislature. Henry
H. Welch, the chiof clerk, at first ob
jected to the presence cf a woman in
the office. Bnt his prejudice has been
overcome during the present session.
Miss Kittrell is now Mrs. Welch.
A young man asked a Louisville
policeman to kill him. The officer de
clined, though the man pleaded hard
that he wished to die. Ilo was taken
to tbe station, whero he soon fell into a
otnpor. no had swallowed laudanum,
aud the slow action of the drug disap
pointed him, but it killed at last.
V curious fact connected with the
killing of Jesse James is, that ex-Governor
Burbank, of Dakota, now post
oflico inspector at Chicago, reoeived
notice Saturday that there were found
among James's effects a 900 diamond
piu and watch and chain, taken from
him in a stage robbery near Hot Springs,
Arkansas, eight years ago.
Two young girli had a fight in a
street of Reading, and one of them was
so badly injured that it is doubtful if
she ever fully recovers. A disgraceful
part of tho affair was that two fellows,
escorts of the combatants, let them
struggle with each other till the weaker
was all but killed. She was kioked
about, jumped upon, and finally left
unconscious ou a porch.
A soldier's life resembles a cigar. He
passes through the fire and smoke to
find his hopes in abbes, aud what is left
of him is a mere stump.
'Where are you going my pretty maid ?"
"To ning iu the opera, sir," nbe said.
"What ia your talent, my prelty maid?"
"A divorce aud two runaways, air," she said.
P. S She was a success the first
At St. Cloud a traveler asked at what
times the little steamers left. "Every
ten minutes," was the answer ; "mon
sieur will not huve to wait more than a
quarter of an hour."
An Iowa judge rays of the prolixity
of the lawyers : "This state pays a quar
ter of a million dollars annually for un
necessary gab." That's getting off
pretty cheap, j idge.
A chap who sent ns a poem beginning
"When twilight dews are falling fast
upon tho rosy lea" has sinoe married
Rosa Le, and now the weekly dues are
falling faster upon him.
Her veto : They were seaUd on the
sofa where they had been for four long
hours. "Augustus, do you know why
you remind me of the Chinese ?" "No,
dearest; why?" "Because you won't
go." The meeting then adjourned sine
If one can't be wholly good he ought
to be as good as be can be without too
great inconvenienoe. "I stoled your
money," wrote a thief to his employer.
"Remorse naws my oonshenoe and I
sent some of it back. When remorse
naws agin I will send some more."
"What are your amusements this
spring ?" asked a country oousin of her
city cousin whom she had come up to
visit for a few days. "Showing my
house to idle people who pretend they
want to buy it," replied the city cousin T
A Western paper aaya : Nothing will cure
tome sick men mora quickly, than an offioe,
properly applied. This 'euro' may b vary
ucceaaful in many caaee, but we would say :
If a man suffers from a cough or cold, giv
him Dr. Bull's Cough ayrap.