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PITTSBOKO', CHATHAM CO., N. C NOVEMBER A, 1881.
Patient With (ho living.
Sweet friend, when tlinii unit I lire Ron
llcy.iiul enith's venvy l ibnr,
When siiuill shall lie our need elinco
Frnir. cnmi'mle or Irom neighbor,
1'iikm'iI nil llie sliil'e, llm lull, llie chip,
Ami ilniut with nil tlm Mulling,
Whnl tender I ml It li:dl we hnve gurnet
AIh-, Iiy "imply ilyiiiK.
Then lip- too i lmiy nl' Hear i nisn
Will tell "in merits over,
Anil eyes Inn Mvil't nur limit." to ceo
Shiill no ilelWt iliseiiver.
Then hnmls 1 1 jut would not I ill it stone
Where Moiie were thick to cumber
Our steep hill-puth, will scnttei t1.iiver
A Wive, mil' pillnwe I slumber.
Mi-eel friend, pcivlmncc liolli llion nml I,
lire luve b past er.;i in",
SIhmiI'I Ink- llie earnest Icsmiii home
lie : iciit nil Hie living.
Tuiliy ' repressed loliuko limy Mivo
Hut- hliuiliii". leni lo-iuiirrou' ;
Tlicn piiticnee e'en when keenest e.lg
M y whet it inniiclcss sm iim .
"I'ieny to lio dentin when
I lentil's silence shiime our rlninnr.
Anil ens"; to .lis. t i n the hem
Tliroiili iiifiiinrv'tt niystie lnomnr
lint wisn il were tor thee nml me,
lire luve is past forgiving,
Tn tnku the tender Usmiii honiii
He piilieiil with I'm living.
.Mimjinnt K. Sunyslc
"There, I think, thut will do. lie
.v ill ne'er he able to recognize the
tiamlw i-tl itij;," iiiul Nannie L'ayiiioml
del. I at iirui's length for inspei tion the
letter tiho hail heeti writing. After
-lowly waving it to ami fro she put it
into the envelope ami, with a laugh,
Mr. Siil hi I Munn,
"Surely my pathetic appeal woiihl
touch it heart of stone, ami I have very
little reason to think Mr. Moore hard
tiearteil," thought Nannie, while a
fainl blush crept into her fare.
Nannie li'ayuionil was visiting her
school friend, Kate Moore, The for
tner hal been making a prolonged trip
through Furope, ami, on her return,
whs spending a little time, in New
York before going to her southern
home. While at school Nannie had
formeil a strong friendship for Kate,
Imt had not met the rest of the. family.
I tn the steamer she had often speeiihited
ns to what Kate's home would he like.
She knew that Mis. Moore had died
when Kate was hut it child; that Mr.
Moore had been very sueeesslul in
business; and that hisson, Sidney, was
mi editor on tint stall of a prominent
magazine. Conscqucr.tly, ho must be
very li'iirucil, very near-sighted, and
quite old. So often had she pictured
him to herself that, he became a
At dinner, on the clay of her arrival.
Late said: "Nannie, I want to intro
i mi e you to my brother."
Nannie looked up at the handsome
m ill who was entering the room, and.
ii'ter greeting hiiu. turned ipiiekly to
her friend i;nd said, with comic dis
may; "Why. Kate, you told ine he was
Mr. Moore was very much amused
at Nannie's evident surprise and em
I arassiucnt, and bantered her about it
Several days later Mi. Mo.' re was
telling Nannie some of his experiences
lis an editor; anion;.' which he men
tioned the numerous letters that he re
ceived frmn people who offered to give
him their history, provided he should
write it up for the magaine, they hav
i .iff the pecuniary help and he the
el 'ry. lie then added: "If these peo
ple would only become stenographers
or type writers they might be of some
use to a magaine. Why, only to-day
1 advertised for a stenographer."
Nannie immediately conceive.! a
Hi lieine by which she would punish
him for the discomfiture he had caused
her on her arrival. She would answer
tin advertisement. He had told her
what kiudof letters were most effective,
a ,d slie could not doubt but that he
would give her appeal some attention.
Mr. Moore began receiving inuuiiier
n bl-.i answers to his advertisement.
One aspiring stenographer assured him
that she was very pretty, and could
play on the piano. . Another said that
she could not write very well, but
would soon learn. I 'no uiuruintf Mr.
Moore came up to the desk of another
editor, and exclaimed, triumphantly:
"I have it, Frank! Just the kind of
girl one likes to help, too."
"Nonsense, Mm re. You're entirely
t o sympathetic, You have been kept
in a state of chronic disgust all the
week by the epistles you have received
".lust read this letter yourself," and
he handed it to his friend:
r tiik F.mtoh ok Mauazinf:
hear !Sir 1 saw your advertisement
in a New York paper ami hasten to
answer it, hoping that 1 may obtain a
hearing. 1 fear that I am but one
among many applicants, but it ia so
important that 1 should have work
tint I must not lose the slightest
ihance of obtaining it. I have met
with severe losses in friends and means,
hut I will not inlliet upon you my sad
pc.soual history. It is sulli.'ient to say
that cirnumst inees make it necessary
for me to support myself or become de
pendent on charity. This fact gives
ine no claim upon your tin)", but, in
view of what might happen, I have
perfected myself in stenography, and
think 1 can hcnestly say that i could
do the work you rnpiire. 1 am, very
Mviiv lit v Kits.
"Hy .love! Moore, you have iiub e I
been successful. 1 envy you the
opportunity to -r such a girl a
"She's a trump! '., v letter interest! I
me immensely. Then." he added, see
ing his friend's look of amusement'
"you cannot doubt her ability. ( Mi, by
the way Kate wished me to ask you to
dine with us on Sunday. Miss Kay
inond is visiting her, you know."
"Thanks. Tell Miss Moore that it
will give me great pleasure to accept,
her invitation," and Frank Hunt pass
ed oil' in search of some dilatory artist,
leaving his friend to congratulate him
self on tin success of his advertisement.
That evening he told Miss Itayiuoiid
intent ion of giving the place to the
girl who had so strongly enlisted bis
"You had better ausw r immediate
ly, as, no doubt, the poor girl is
anxious to hear from you." said Kate.
"I intend to write some letters and
yours can be posted with mine, this
Nannie and Ka'e exchanged signifi
Later in the evening the l wo girls
held a council of war, and Kale tri
umphantly prodiKcd her brother's let
ter. Nanuie sei".l it and hastily tear
iiiv it i. poi read:
Ih.m; Mi- I! i i l.: I received
vniir letter in answer to my advertise
ment, and would le pleased lo have
you rail on inr."Miiinl.iy morning.
Yours truly, smn Mni;r.
"i;" cried Nannie, dam ing around
the room with the letler in her hand,
"to think that an editor could be so
awfully fooled! What do you think
of iiiv answer. Kale?" The girl had
sea'ed herself at a t ible and was care
fully writing in her assumed hand:
To Mi:. smi v Mum;!-, Maga
"lie will get that on Saturday, April
Fools' hay, you kn -w. Ilrigli oho,
Mr. Sidney Moore! Now we are
Saturday evening came, and with it
Mr. Hunt, Alter a little pause he ex
claimed: "Have you heard about
"(h. she was to call to-day. Tell us
about her!" cried the two girls.
"Instead of the visit Moore was so
ardently expecting a message boy came,
bringing a most touching l-ilhl imir,
in the fairstenographer's handwriting,
reminding him that it, was All Fools'
lay, and tin he was one of the fools.
You can imagine his disappointun nt."
I had every reason to be disappoint
ed." said Sidney, "due does not often
find such a girl as this promised to be.
I'.y joe! I'll lind nut who she was.
"Why. Sidney.". said his sister, "what
difference can it. make? To be sure it
is rather annoying, but then you can
easily lind some one for the place.
Nannie, won't you play that nocturne
I heard you practicing b -.lay?"
Sidney immediately forgot every
thing and hastened to the piano, so
slight a thing could not worry him,
and he thought again and again how
sympathetic and lull of pathos washer
rendering of the muic.
Alter she had finished, Mr. Hunt
asked Kate if she would look at the
proofs of some picluies tiiat he had
just received, and they went into
"Mr. Moore." said Nannie, "1 have
learned the aecuiiipaniiueut to the
si ng you asked for last evening.
Would you like to sing it now?" and
she played the opening chords of "My
There was that in his voice and
glance, as he sang tin- words, that
deepened the color in her cheeks and
rendered uncertain the touch that was
usually so true.
Then, as if yielding to an impulse
that could not be longer restrained, he
"(, Nannie. 1 can not wait in sus
pense. The words will tome. In you
I have found my ijueen."
The music grew contused and Kate
whs heard saying rather loudly: "These
are wry interesting, Mr. Hunt. I
wish that you would tell me the story
"Mr. Moure," said Nannie, hanging
her heail rather guiltily, "I have a
confession to make. Will you promise
to forgive nie?"
"I will promise anything if you will
but give me a chance!" ho answered
"I am the stenographer!" Then she
added quickly, seeing his incredulous
"I did it to punish you for laughing
at me, and at my unsophisticated ide
"Indeed! Well it may all turn out
far better than 1 hoped. You know
my heart was set on getting that very
girl ami a hundred fold more so now.
I wish to offer her ;t different po- itior
- that of private set ret.iry and gen-r.il
manager! Will you be I he power, not
behind the throne but upon it, my
"If I should ever try to exert any ol
the sovereign powers that you suggest
you might remind me thai you made
your royal offers on April first"'
"Well, then, in plainest I'.nglish, wiM
you h; managing editor as far a I am
"No, but I may try to he assistant
editor a little. Indeed, I think I will
be the girl you had set. your hear: i:
getting. I told ymi the truth when 1
said I had perfected myself in
stenography, thanks to papa. 11- said
that we girls must be able to take care
of ourselves if he couldn't take care of
us. Ymi may talk as fast as you
please nml I will give you back every
word just as ymi : aid it, with the t's
crossed and i's dotted. Try me!"
"I'll take your word for it. I'll take
your wnid lor everything, even on
April first I say. Hunt! "Hunt!" he
called, and his friend and Kate entered
the tonm. "I have the best of the
)'..(' after all. I have si cured that
si i no-i aphcr!''
Mr. Moore and Nannie exchanged
glances of intelligence and the former
said: "You have the pr.i.if of a short
poem in your pocket, sit down with
your back to the audience, and don't
!o.i around, mi your honor."
Nannie produced from her pocket a
sm i'I nnie honk an I pencil. "Now
read." he concluded, and Mr. Hunt
tea I i he brief in rapidly.
"Now, Miss Mary l.'ivcrs, it's your
turn," and Nannie laughingly read thu
poem aloud from her notes.
Hunt looked at the blushing girl and
his friend's excited and happy face and
said, "I congratulate you! No one
ever turned his First of April experi
ence to better account. I'miliiK s.
It would add many years to the av
erage longevity of our species if w
could free the next generation from
the curse ol the following fallacies,
which are fit her direct sources of dis
ease or add an iiiiih ssary burden to
the cares and Iroii'les of domestic life:
The idea that cold baths are healthy
in winter and dangerous in midsum
mer; that rain-water is more wholi.
some th. in "hard" water; that bed
rooms must be heated in cold weather;
that the misery of everlasting scrub
bing am! soap-sud vapors is coinpen
s.ited by i he comfort of the lucid in
tervals; that a sick-room must be kept
hermetically closed; that it pay.'! to
save foul air for the sake of its warmth;
that draughts are morbific agencies;
that catarrhs are due to a low tem
perature; that even in midsummer
children must be sent to be lat sun
set, when the air just begins to be
pleasant; that an after-dinner nap can
do any harm; that the solitary condi
tion of the air can be improv ed by the
fetor of carbolic a-id; thai there !s any
benefit in swallowing jugfuls of nau
seous sulplier water; thai rest, after
dinner can be shortened w ith impuni
ty; that out-door recreation is a wastr
of time; that athletic sports brutalie
the character; that a normal human
being requires any other stimulant
than exercise and fresh air: thai me
chanical contrivances can compensate
for the lack of manly strength; that
any plan of study ran justify the cus-!
torn of stinting chililrca in sleep: that
the lorp-r of narcotism is preferable!
In insomnia; that the suppression of,
harmless recreations will fail to beget I
vice and hviiocrisv; that stimulation is '
identical with mv igoratiou: that fash- j
ion has a right to enforce the wearing '
of woolen clothes in t he dog davs. i
The way some people talk about
"salt air" might lead others to believe
that there might be a process invented
of extracting salt from the at inosphcre.
1'iiitthis is an abuse and not the proper
use ol language, hid sail aeiiialiy
exist in the atmosphere mir lungs
would be in a pretty pickle. Salt is a
mineral substance and exists in air
about as much as iron or gold or brick
bats do. The "salt air" so much talked
about is remarkable chieily as coming
from the ocean, where by contact with
wave and spray it has been robbed of
all its impurities and is simply ocean
air. It is contaminated by mine of the
impure gases or exhalations from earlh.
Iteing at the level of the ocean it is
much denser than on mountain tops
and coming many miles across tho ex
panse of o in it is perceptibly differ
ent from the breezes that sweep prairie,
forest and ii.ountain. "Suit air" is an
absurdity. It is s.mply ocean air.
Atlantic city Tim
HIS I'KKSKNCK ()F MINI).
TIt Curat. Pluol nnrl Cool nr. -.s
i n Nevvshi y.
He, Sfive-1 Many People's Lives in a Moment,
of Great r.-ril.
In conversation with a prominent
physician the other day the subject of
railroad accidents and escapes came
up. "I ine of the most remarkable in
stances of presence of mind of which 1
have ever heard," said he, "was relal
ed to me by Colonel .bdm I). Wick
lifTe not long ago. it was on the
Louisville ,V Nashville laUroad, near
the Miildraugh's Hill tunnel. At that
time the science of running trains was
h) a "cry elementary state. The prac
tice was to run them all one way at a
tini". In the morning the trains
would be started from Nashville tn
Loiii.;v ille, and in the evening they
Would be run ba 'k. I'hey Weill in
Sections. Colonel Wi-klilfe our even
ing was one of a parly of oili
cer.san l others who made up a train
to Nashville. They were preceded by
another train and at, a di-tame of
aboiil a mile a tli nl one followed.
They pulled mil liinii the depot at a
late hour mid made as good tii is
possible when fairly on the road.
Fvcrylhiiig went smoothly enough till
the tunnel was reached, when the lirst
train was halted by a signal just before
entering. I'pon investigation it was
found tha a freight train had broken
dow u in the passage.
"livery one who has been over the
mad knows how steep is the grade of
Miildraugh's hill. To climb it the en
gineers put on every mince of steam
and take off the brakes till the friction
js reduced to a minimum. Th- sum
mit is bill a short distance from the
tunnel and a d 'cp curve m the track
hides an approaching train till within
a few hundred ynnK l'p this incline,
but hidden by the curve, was hoard t he
pulling of the third train. The pon
ilei'oiH engine was laboring gallantly
ami drawing thu long string of ears
behind her as easily as a trotter the
light sulky uf hisdriver. Tin-summit
was reacle d and, w ith a wild shriek
of d. light, th- train sprang around the
lirsl curve ami darted upon the trestle
work. The n omentum gained in tho
upward struggle carried it across with
race-lmrsi! speed and the track quivered
and strctehcl beneath its eager tread,
'the cob! night, air vibrated with the
pulling of the engine and the hills
echoed and re-echoed the shrieks of
llm whistle. The tiaiu was imt two
minutes' distance from the second
section when first heard. Tho horror
stricken passengers in front were
i:. night in a trap. The rear train had
been totally forgotten and if was now
bearing down upon them, bringing
deatii and torture nearer and nearer.
"At that awful moment a newsboy,
with a great bundle of papers, dashed
like mad through the car to the rear.
The men yielded an inst int passage
ami he was but a iiioiuetil in reaching
the rear platform. I low he managed
it no one knew, but In had whipped
mil a match and ha ! a bundle of
papers in ll. lines jusl a- the headlight
of th- advancing en-iue appeared
around the curve. His entire stock
ll. lined up, and he wav ed and shouted,
his face mi l form lit upaspei ha;i.s was
Casablanca's on tha' fat il day at Tra
falgar. The engineer sin him just in
time, lie reversed his i ngitn- and put
on the breaks so rapidly Mial bis train
simply humps! agaiid the one in
front. The pluck and presence of
mind of the hoy ha I saved ..cores of
"About live minutes alter the pas
sengers realize I that they w-re saved,
a collection was taken up among the
ollicers and the newsboy was made
richer by $..ii. I wish that I could
recall his name, bu' it is doubt fill if il
will ever be know n." - .miirii i unt
il r-J 'mi nml.
How ('lay Took llefeal.
The following interesting incident
was related many years ago by Mrs.
Robert Todd, of Kentucky, the step
mother of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, ami
has never before been printed, accord
ing to the st. Louis illolit'lii mm rut;
The Todds ami Clays were always
on intimate terms, and in is wei
iviug near each other in Lexington,
Ky. Henry Clay and .lames K. Folk
were then rival candidate, for the
Presidency, the chances, as was gene
rally supposed, being strongly in favor
of the great Whig leadei. As it
turned rut. however, the contest was
much closer Mun had been anticipated,
and finally advices from other states
showed that tint result hinged upon
the vote of New York. There was no
tcl-graph in those days, and news had
to come ny the slow course of mails.
The New York mail was due in Lex
ington about in o'clock in the evening
of a certain day, and it was known
would tell the story of a victory or de
feat. As it happened, a young lady
relative of Mr. Clay was to be married
on the same evening, and insisted up
on his presence, though under the cir
cumstances he would much rat bet
have remained at home. Mr. and Mrs.
TocM attended this memorable wed
ding party, which was not lar.re, and
composed ul most exclusively of the
family connections ami intimate
friends- all ardent Whigs, and of
course deeply interested in the pending
As the hour for the arrival of the
mail approached, Mrs. Todd saw two
or three gentlemen quietly leave the
room, and knowing their errand
watched eagerly for their return.
When they came in she knew by the
expression of each rolliilcnaiieo that
New York had gone heinocratic. The
bearers of the bad tiding consulted to
gether a in-incut in a conn r, and then
oneoi ihem advanced to Mr. Clay, who
v. as standing in the center of a group,
and handed him a paper. Mrs. Todd,
a wai e of what it contained, fastened
her eyes upon him. lie opened the
paper, ami as he read the paragraph
which sounded the death knell of his
p'lliliral hopes and lifelong ambition,
she saw a distinct, blue shade begin at
the roots of bis hair, pass slowly over
his face like a cloud, and tl.cn disap-p-a
. Without saving a word upon
the . subject whi-h must hilvo mollop i
li.'c l ill! his thoughts, he laid down the
paper, and. turning to a table. Idled
a glass wiih win-, and, raising it to
his lips Willi ;i p'cnsant smile, said: "I
drink to the health and happiness of
all assembled here." setting down
the glass, he resiiin-il th- conversation
as if nothing ha I occurred, and was, as
usual, the life and light of t he compa
ny, lint Mrs. Todd said that as soon
;is the contents of the paper were
known "a wet blanket fell upon every
body," ami in half an hour all the
guests had departed with heavy hearls
feeling that gallant "Harry of thr
West" hud fought his last Presidential
battle and lost the pit.' forever.
A ( iciir D'alene Town.
We quote from an article by Fugeiif
V. smalley, in the ' ii'ur;, on the rise
and di'cliiie of the recent Idaho mining
1 craze. A umre unattraetiv e place titan
: Murray I have seldom seen. The tree
have been cleared away, leaving a bare
, gulch into which the sun pours for six.
' teen hours ;i ilav with a fervor which
seems to be designed by nature te'
make up for the coolness of the short j
'.I uly nights, when li res are needed.;
stumps and half-charred lugs eiieiuu- j
her the st reels, and serve as seats for i
; the iiiltubilanls. Chairs can only bf
found in Lie principal gambling cstab j
lishtnents. F.vory s ml building is ji
ilrinking-siloou. Newspapers sell lot j
: "Iwo-bils" I t Went V-live cents apiece.
Hesc -nding the hii; into the town, we j
' encountered a procession of perhaps j
; three hundred men, marching after 1
' long hoard box. It was the funeral ol
j a printer who had been shot by hisem
I plover, theleditor of a local journal, lot
I demanding bis pay. The propriety ol
lynching the editor was discussed
j alter the funeral, but as -the judge of
the district was expected next day te
j hold court, it was decided to let thr
law take its course. The town was
full nl men out of employment and out
of money, who hung about the saloon.
and cursed t he camp in ail sty les of
profanity known to miners' vocabulary
Nevertheless, gold was being shipped
out every day by Wells. Fargo Co.'?
express, and new discoveries were con
stantly reported. All the facts point
fdtoa tich auriferous region. Tin
linn who were making money kept
quiet, worked early and late on theii
claims, and let the talking of the town
be done by t hose w ho hiid licit Imt tin:
means to open claims, nor to live on
while holding them.
Female spies on erring humanity
iire its ubiquitous as llies here now,
says a New York letter. Somehow, it
seems rather a strange and unfenii
nine occupation for a woman to serve
in the role of a spy , yet there is scarce
ly a store in the city where dry goods
iire sold but employs a corps of female
detectives. As a rule, women scent a
clew more readily than a man they
are sort of intuitive spies not it very
flattering characteristic, but neverthe
less true. And when a woman detect
ive catches her victim she is ii, variably
more pitiless than a male ollicer would
be. A woman who becomes a detec
tivenuist necessarily relinquish all fem
inine individuality, as the experience
she must unavoid ibly undergo in
such capacities gives her a coarseness
of manner not calculated to inspire re
spect, such as a modest, lady is wont
to receive. The sharpest female detec
tives are employed in the custom
house; they are expert physiognomists
that is, they can invariably read the
smuggler's guilt on his or her face.
A Vex an. who raises gnats for their
flesh, says that kid steaks are more
delicate than vension.
YANK 1. 1 ! Mllniil.MAXM
ii i m ol- nt i-1 f
St(ii .-' I "l 'I 'i ii-.
One Pawenger Who Suoce'-iliy ft '''el
Her IY'ip i'ty.
A California stage robber t -"; ! - 'hi
Iiilinoroii. incident: "I had a cousin'
operating on the Yos"iini" rut I o.er
near where I was rounded up, who
took inor" pleasure in th- bn-iness
Ihiin any man I ever heard of. II en
joyed th" Inn of the tiling, ami he
nft en used to say to met hat, as bet vvi en
robbing a stage and going to a min trel
show he would take the former every
time. Now, that, you see, w as beei.i.so
absolutely there was no danger in it.
He was mi experienced man and knew
that the thing was safe. 1 beiiev-that
if, wkeii he was going through a st.igi
load, somebody had lired oil ii gun hf
would have fainted away, nut so much
from fright as from .u'-prisc.
"My cousin was consideie I a very
good man in his day. lie bad an an
of authority about him, and a voice
Mint ciniid be h-anl a mile in the
mountain air. When he said Hands
lip!' hands went up, ami nodriver ever
hired move a peg when he heard him
remonstrating. Yet he was down-d
once, ami by a woiua;1. ton. lie slop
pel ii stage load of people from New
Fllirland and there Whs a si houhna'aiii
in the crowd who wore speeia-l'-s a:id
whowa-i a good deal more angular,
than any of the women I hey raise out
here When h deml 'hands up' he
didn't notice that sh- rclus-d to ob-y,
because she w.is down at the foot of
the hue, and he iiidu'l pay much atten
tion to her anyway. As h" proceeded
along the line, working the diflcrent
victims as he w-lit al-u:', he noticed
that her arms were I ehind her and
t i;it she win a slender old girl. .
"So be said nothing until he came u
her. Then throwing all Ills povv, r ink
his lungs he yelled, 'hands up!' Weil,
she put hi r bands up. she had one ol
those Cape Cod umbrellas, .vi.h whale
bone ribs as big as your linger, am!
w hen she raised her hand she ciut' he i
that umbrella with the grip of ibath
and down it en n my i ousin's lu ad
lie hid me he saw double f r a week
after that, and that for the time beinj,
he was nearly knocked out.
"It vv as ;i mighty ticklish moment.
Now, here was a woman who had imt
lost her self-possession at all, and if tht
men at the other end of th- line had
had an opportunity to think tor a mo
ment they would have been on top ol
ine- 1 should say on top of my sin
- before he could get out of the way.
"Hut he was a clever chap. He ii-t
drew a big gun and sailed up to the
other end of the line, looking very fero
cious, and muttered something to the
men about never robbing a woman.
They took a tresh fright ami did not
iimh r.stiind lully what had happened.
He then gave the order to mount ami
covered the crowd as they got into the
coach. The schooliua'ain was the la-t
one in and she was llie only one w ho
was not robbed. Now, I'll bet those
fellows felt cheap when they heard bet
story, and found that she had not l".-i
The New liival to t lie Din mind.
The new precious gem discovero I ii
couple ol years ago in a mine about
fifty miles distant I nun Hriik'ew iter.
N. C. iind known as the lliihh niic. is
said t be almost equal to the dia ml
It is placed next to it. ami. at pro-cut,
superior to it on account of its :.. irci
ty. This gem is of a clear, beautiful
grass-green tint, sparkle- like a dia
mond, and is very hard. liny vaiy,
wli-n cut. from a I raci ion ol a .arat
to about six or seven carats, an I the
demand f-r them a sjl.!"' to.! for
a ca1 at stone is tar greiter than tie
Supply, and it conies chietlv tiom
Furope, though many .vcalthv prisons
m New York i;ml New .leisey have
bought them. W. F. Hidden, a ymiuu.
enthusiastic student of geology and
luincrology. of New Jersey, vent
dow n to Westt rn North Ca- dina
Home years ago. am! in prop- ting
tours over the mountains in. in, I the
now celebrated gelll. which, by a
friend, was named "lliddeinte'' tin
stone seems to have made moi , mi.
prcssion in Furope than in this coun
try, judging by the demand the niiere-t
manifested. They are found encysted
in hard rocks that run in Il.it veins
Mius evincing the stability of the
formation and its permanency. The
gems are concealed in poek-: , ; , ;,, .
of stones, lining the sides, :v ; have
lobe crushed out. Hundreds ol stones
may lie crushed before a p, ck.-t n
Vound, and the number of , ; , in
nich pocket varies, sometime, as
tiany as eight gems, varying in
ire found in a pocket that i . t m o.
Aiaybe$50 woith of gems or t
irorth, in one pocket. .nr ti . .. ,
There are lH.CMMi more women t h..
vnn in lioston.
The Henri or llie City.
fun you not fuel llie pnUe "I trullie bent.
Here where shrewd ( ii'inii'-n'e rent's the pl't
of her vw-t temple, mul ini'ii s lontster roiim
Amid III- liu-lliiie I, nl iii.'tiii.-liinl M rent?
Here lniiie.-t IihiIit met keen iivmief meet
Ami -periilalivc p i inn tiii.ls n home,
f 'mil m the eliii. i iii nii'l mi-table l.iain,
It, .rn,. IV.iai will! W'M" when the wili'ls nr
lii s. like ihe-e men liti'l no -weel repose,
llllouell .-nl'li.l lii-llls illl'l Imi, tlllllllltllf.il
With -Itaiin.l Helves l.iillliiie lor the lov of
l-i.i tin in mi eon-inns iI.imci of hmilier crows'
Mil le-ll-.il inpliire piiM llie Ineeil of praise,
III lh. mylil's nr iliel.-l-u biinleneil hl'iliu.
II iIIiiiiii II ll.ni it in tl.e t'liitmil
j cereal story - A crop report.
In business on hsown hook The
Posing for effect A goat ready to
Latin is;i "dead language" -when
nn inexperienced drug clerk fools
w itli it.
In the mid-t of all the excitement
concerning it th-muth pole remains
perfect ly cool.
Talk ahnii a man turning a woman's
head. It is passing anothe- women
with ii new bonnet that does.
stooping over to pick up a fair
lady's handkerchief locs its joy when
it sacrifices a suspender button.
Men and horses differ. The latter
is wort bless unless he is broke, and
the former is worthless if he is ditto.
Sometimes vv hen a man falls down
h is said to have slipped up. Such,
are the inconsistencies of our lan
guage. J'h-tin- la ly i-. the one who pre.
tends tn iulmir:' her neighbor's bonnet
when in reality she r. insiders it a
Were you ever i aught up in a sud
den squab" ?" a-ked an old yacht-smut'
of a worthy citien. "Wi ll. I guess
so," responded Ihe'g'io l man. "I have
helped fn bring up eight babies."
Life j, PI..- ;i harness. There aro
traces of ran . lines ..' trouble, bits of
go nl fortune, breaches of good man
ners, bridled tongue-, and everybody
has ;i t ug to pull through.
Chapter on Corns.
Nearly ever, body in this country has
( nis, young, old, high, low, rich, poor;
and there appears to he a special crop
of them iit this season of the year.
'I iiis corn ailment is assuming a serious
ii peel as the population iscoming to lie
full of crippl-s. llovv many men could
do ;i day's march, say of twenty-live
miles, in th- shoes they wear and imt
be roinpli-tely nsi d up at the end of
the journey? II ivy is it thai men and
w omen may i Advise good judgment in
every thing else. ind be a It ogel her list ray
in buying, pair of shoes? What is to
I lame for all I hose corns and the human
misery they email? The responsibility
is opially divided between the shoe
ii.iik-r and th- wearer. Corns are
caused by I i id mn not direct and im
mediate, but gradual; and here it is
that leather ,: a light texture causes
corns. When a man buys a pair of
boots or s,..es of light material, no
matter how .' ' -propert innate they are.
how tighi. t - pressure nt the time is
not suilieient to cause jiny direct un
easiness, owing to the pliability of the
leather. The In it tits the shoe, and not
the shoe the foot. Alter ii week or two
of wearing tho foot has come in urn
tact withth.' .eveial sinuosities of the.
shoes Mi- eini il.l. been growing
gradually and the cuticle becomes
thickened. :ind circulation is impeded
and hence the pa u. titling the hard
ami thicken. I cuticle restores the cir
culation, and gives relief lor llie time
only to be aggravated again by friction
with some '.in lace. Heavy leather is
the best remedy for corns ami for this
reason, hav mg a greater power of re
sistance th- wearer is at once inado
aware of thepressiu, ,.uany particular
part of th- foot, and be instinctively
throws them oil. when a liner texture
would delude him into wearing them,
until the gentle, pressi.ro produces a
corn. Finn, pliable leather, with
suilieient toe room, and to know "where,
the slin" pinches," is the panacea for
corns, .nnl'iii rrn I'rtxs.
A Pithy Flection Speech.
"Was ever a terser election speech
made than the following?" asks a Lon
don paper. The speaker vv ns the lata
! Mr. John Perl, and the occasion aineet
' ing iit Accrington, when Mr. Peel,
who wiis always very loath to speak,
was iit last prevailed upon to say a few
words. "Men of Accrington," he
said, "if you are so backward in coming
forward, we shall be all behind, as we
were before." lie said no more.
A clergyman who recently held ser
vice in Auburn prison preached from
the text, 'tio homo to thy friends."
His hearers we 11 willing, but
' couldn't seem to arrange it.