North Carolina Newspapers

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CIJ- s- BAKER, Editor and proprietor.
TERMS: SQ.OO por Anmim.
,: N. CvFjLi
,;' r SEPTEMBER 24, 1875.
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3Ty keep time to half a rhyme,
That clips and lide away from me ;
Acropn my mind, like idle wind,
A loHt thought beateth lazily.
Adream, afloat, my httle hoat
And I alone steal out to sea ;
Ohh vanished year, O lost and dear !
You rowed the little boat for me.
Ab ! wlio can King of anything
With none to listen lovingly?
Or who cau time the oars to rhyme
When left to row alorio to sea ?
Elizabeth Stuart Phelp.
and a slice of buttered toast; and be
sides this, a delicate capful of fragrant
tea. :
" You must not scold if J have any
thing wrong," said a clear, sweet voice,
" because Aunt Jane is too busy to look
after me. I cleaned the fork and spoon.
for silver gets dreadfully black " then
more tenderly as she marked the painful
effort to move the tortured fingers
" Let me cut the chicken, sir."
Grimly wondering, the old man suf
fered himself to be fed, finding appe
tite as the well-prepared food was eaten,
and listening well pleased to the cherry daughter to you.
I wanted to make you love me," she
said, in a lowi tender voice, " for Rob
ert's sake.". I
"And for your own," he answered :
" but I am bewildered, my dear. Where
did those things come from ?"
'From my Sold home. They are all
mine, and you will let them stay here,
will you not, for our new home t", she
added, shyly slipping her 'hand Into I
Robert's. " I don't want to take Robert
from you, Uncle James, when he is all
Building a Bridge.
The bridge over the East river con
necting New York and Brooklyn will be
a stupelous affair. The anchorage on
the New York side now being built ' will
take up nearly one-half of the large
block bounded by Cherry street on the
north. Water street on the south, Rooser
velt street on the east, and Dover street
on the west. The base of the anchorage
is 141 feet long by 120 feet wide, and the
structure will rise eighty feet above the
you have to love, but if you will give me J sidewalk on Water street and sixty-five
a place nere, too, l will try to be a good 1 leet above the tJherry street " sidewalk.
izonr.nTs wife.
"I am real sorry about Uncle James!"
There was real sorrow in Robert
Franklin's voice and eyes as he spoke,
and the lady who listened drew her mer
ry, saucy face into dolorous puckers to
fcuit the occasion. -
" Because, you see," contined Rob
ert, " he fancies because you have twen
ty thousand dollars that you are a fine
lady, affected and useless, not the wife
for a poor farmer."
"We must show him his mistake,"
was the reply.
" But he will not see you. ; He posi
tively forbids your coming over to the
farm." , ..
"Does does he know we are mar
ried?" " I have not dared to. tell him. Cow
ardly, is it not ? But he is my only rela
tive, and I love him dearly. It is not
bocauso he owns the farm and can leave
a little money, Daisy."
"Hush, love, I know," Daisy an
swered, putting a soft, white hand over
her husband's lips.
" I have had no other father or moth-
r, dther, for that matter, in all my
life," "continued Robert, "and if the
faim is dreary, it is home."
" And Jike to be banished !
Well, if you will keep your promise and
send Jane over to see me, you shall not
- be. Now, talk of something else, : Oh,
how can I let you go for two long
months 1"
For Robert Franklin had undertaken
to go in person to see about some West
ern lands in which his uncle had invest
ed, and w hich threatened to involve him
in loss. Daisy could not well take the
long journey, and besides, Daisy had
other .schemes in her wise little head.
Loving Robert well, she resolved to re
move tho only shadow from his life the
resolute opposition of his uncle to a fine
lady wife. .
Robert rranklin had been gone, from
the farm three days when his uncle
James yielded most reluctantly to the
pangs of his old enemy, chronic rheu
matism, and told Jane, his-old servant,
that ho must remain in his room. The
old woman answered promptly :
"If you are going to be laid up," Mr.
Franklin,-1 must have some help. I'm
getting old, too, sir, and trotting up and
down staiVB jsn t so easy as it was twenty J
years ncro !
"But who will come, Jane ? Girls are
not plenty hereas you know."
." l'vo a hieee, sir, would come to me,
though she's never lived out."
" Send for her, then, and oh rub
my leg, will you?" , t
Lato iii the afternoon, a little bustle
below stairs told the invalid of the arri
val of the niece.
She came with one trunk, in a wagon,
from the railway station, and standing
in the wide, dreary-looking kitchen,
looked a picture of healthful beauty.
Soft brown curls gathered in a rich knot
left their , crinkey ringlets on her f ore
head and caressing the round white
throat; largo brown eyes lighted a
sweet fair face, and the neat dress of
M tie vo len covered . a , dainty form. .
"Will you go upstairs Miss f "
Jane hesitated." ' ' 1 . 1
" Margaret !" said the newcomer;
don't cull mo your niece, Miss, what
ever you do. My name is Margaret. Has
I" "
Mr. Fraukl in had his., supper "
" Not yet; Therms ;dranerf:
scarcely tasted." i ', ,
Margaret looked at her big trav, the
blue plate with food heaped upon it, the
two-pronged fork and half -soiled napkin
and did not wonder at the neglected
food. f '
"Show mo where things are and, I
will get the supper," she said.
Jano led her ' from closet to closet.
,In one was a set of gilt-edged china,
some fine table linen, table silver and
glass. . .. : " ' i
"Those were bought thirty years
ago," wliispered ... Jane, ". when Mr;
Franklin expected to be married. She
died and they have never been used."
With her pretty face saddened by the
hidden tragedy of those few words,
Margaret took a small tray from the
shelf, and covering it with, a snowy
napkin, selected what she wanted from
the closet, and went again to the kitchen
James Franklin, weary with the effort
to hold a , book in his aching hands,
was now sitting in a deep arm chair
musiDg, when Margaret tapped at the
door. L '
"Come in I"
But ho started as she obeyed. Such a
sweet, bright face was new in the dismal
voice so unfamiliar to his lonely life.
" Jane," Margaret said, sitting down
the tray in the kitchen' again, "I
don't wonder he is sick. No carpet, no
curtains, that great hearse of a bed, and
nothing pretty near him,"
"It's all clean," said Jane.
" Clean as wax, but oh ! so doleful.
Can't we fix up a cozy room ?"
' 1 There's rooms enough. Six on that
floor," said Jane, " and none used but
the one Mrr Franklin's in, and Mr.
Robert's the little one next to it."
" Well, we'll see to-morrow. Can I
have a . man to send to town if I want
anything?" . 1 S '' J
" mere s men" enongn. win you
sleep down here to-night, or in one of
the rooms up stairs?" ir ,
Down here,? in the room .next to
! It's all ready. I'll go up now and
make Mr. Franklin comfortable for the
night." ' ;
.'"Comfortable 1" Margaret . said,
shivering. ,
.But the next morning, after putting a
tempting breakfast .before the invalid,
Margaret selected the "vacant bedroom
she meant to beautify for his use. It
was large, with four windows, light and
cheerful, and well suited to her purpose,!
In the intervals of direction, Jane send
ing the man to town with her orders,
and giving .her own dainty touch to
everything. Margaret visited the in
valid, reading to him, chatting with him,
and making the long hours fly by. It
was late in the afternoon when she came
in to say
Mr. Franklin, the room across the
hall has a southern - exposure, and I
think you will find it more comfortable
than this one. Will -you try and get
there if Aunt Jane and I help you?"
" I'm very well here." h
"But you will be better there. Please
So he yielded, but once .fairly, in the I
room, could not repress a cry of amaze
ment. Softly carpeted, white curtained,
a bright fire crackling in the stove, a
dainty supper spread upon the table,
the room was cozy and cheery enougb to
coax a smile from the grimmest lips.
Yet when James Franklin sank into the
bright chintz -covered easy-chair and
looked around him, everything seemed
strangely familiar. That was the parlor
carpet, taken from the never opened
room below ; those were the parlor cur
tains freshly ironed and starched, and
held back with knots of broad pink rib
bon. The bed "bureau; wardrobe,
chairs, all were his own, polished till
they shown again. ...The snowy -bed
linen, the white counterpane, the bureau
covers with their knotted fringes were
all his sisters worKj storea away in
chests since she died, long, long years
ago. Even the chintz on the chair was
part of some old curtains she had stuffed
away in a long-forgotten corner or a
closet. : ' . . ... : . ,
" It is very comfortable, and you are
a good thoughtful girl," he said, look
ing around with a keen appreciation of
the added comfort. "I wonder we
never thought of using these things."
" Now let me read the rest of our book
to you. . I have some new periodicals in
my trunk if you will look at them.".
The days flew by, cold weather strength
ening, tdl Robert wrote he was coming
home one chill January day. Margaret
Of materials. It will consume 600,000
feet of timber and 80,000 cubic yards of
stone. The weight of this immense
Solid mass will be 60,000 tons. Four large
wareHouses, 5 three Stores and several
tenement houses had to be removed to
make room for the anchorage. The
structure is raised by courses, the bot
tom course being of timber and concrete.
ingher lips to his for the firsftimo; ThaUniber is Georgia "or Florida pine7
' you4iave- made- me very nappy. - - 12x12 inches.-'. These- timbers1 are- put
5 Give you a place here !tt the old man
cried ; "I think no greater grief could
come to me now, Margaret, than, the
thought of losing you. God ever bless
you, child, for I few at your age would
have cared to so kindly overcome o ob
stinate an old man's stupid prejudices."
" Thank you." she whispered, touch-
And as she presided over the carefully I
appointed .table in : a cozily furnished
dining-room Uncle James had used for
spare harness and bags of grain, but
which was transformed beyond, recogni
tion, there was j no cloud on the bright
ness of the face of " Robert's wife."
Alaa ! Toor Iceland.
The New York Herald publishes a
letter from DrJ Hayes, who is well ac
quainted with Iceland, 'about , that coun
try. There has hardly been on the face
of the whole earth a more singular ex
hibition ' "of the conflicting.', forms of
nature than that which has been seen in
Iceland during the past few months.
How frail seems the crust on which we
live, when, almost without notice, the
whole rocky I foundation is broken
asunder, as it has' recently been in leer
land, through thousands of square miles,
and into the midst of 'enormous reser
voirs of ice and snow are injected liquid
fires, w hich first flood the valleys below
with water and then Overwhelm them
with riyers of redhot lava, and at length
bury the whole with hot ashes, which,
mounting into the air from countless
crevices in the rocks, fall, as a shower of
snow may f all-over farms and tillages;
spreading "everywhef e anv asphyxiating
covering, until men, women, and chil
dren, .hitherto., happy in their primitive
little homesteads, fall down and die of
suffocation, and. cattle, sheep and all
living things are overwhelmed by the
great destroyer 1 The picture is the sad-
down in layers, alternately lengthwise
and crosswise, and are firmly bolted to
gether, the timbers in each layer being
from two to six inches apart, and the in
terspace filled "u with concrete. This
wood will not decay, being kept contin
ually moist and out of the air. . Pieces
of old wqpden flocks built a hundrec
years ago have been taken out in a per
fectly. sound condition. It is expected
that' the Structure will be completed in
about a year.
The distance from the southern face
of the anchorage to the, -center of the
great pier 930 feet, and it is l,3i
It it tm a Jlinm that Sink Untf
JIUllon. Dollar m Yemr.
Item mf Interest.
. Josh Billings y he lecture for fun,
with one hundred dollar thrown in.
When a man roe to a quilting party
A correspondent writing from Nevada hotL He was an intelligent Moham-1 about tea time, and aits down on a ball
says: l experienced a desire to go into meaan, speaxmg rrencn quite wen, ana i cj tinir with a lonjr darning needle in
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me once iamous oavago mine, xay ae-i" wimuww t cu&rmcver wre UJlfc I it. he will think of more tninirs connectea
sire was to go as xar down as u was pos- I naiienng. nue A was questioning mm
sible to go, and the depth to which the about marriage customs, be declared.
Jfmhammea'Mt Dieree.
During the first few days of my stay"
in Cairo, says Thos. Knox, our party
employed a guide whom we found at the
hotel. He was an intelligent Moham-
Savage is down is about 2,300 feet per
pendicular, pr, counting the number of
feet, in the incline, over 3,000 feet,, or
nearly three-quarters of a mile from the
surface of the eartiu ' One of the first
party volunteered to go with me, and
dressed in the garb of miners we were
dropped into 'the Savage. The first
landing or station we reached was J, 500
feet. Here we left the cage and entered
what Mr. Andrews, the foreman, called
his "palace car." .This car, .made
wholly of iron, was about eight feet
long, two feet deep, and about three or
four feet" wide," with" 'flanging sides. Two
very large' wheels supported the f ron t
with no appearance of regret in any
form : " I have had nine wives, and am
now living with my tenth. When I
don't like a wife, I divorce her."
The whole story is told in the last sen
tence of his remark "When I don't
like a wife, I divorce her ;" and the only
form of divorce necessary is for the hus
band to say to the wife, in the presence
of a single witness : "I divorce yon.
No residence in Chicago or Indianapolis
is necessary ; there are no lawyers to be
engaged and fees to be paid ; no trouble
some affidavits about incompatibility of
temper and the like are to be signed ;
nor must one stretch his conscience in
making oath to 'any document. Say
and the work is
and two small ones the rear end of I tho
car the object being,' as may readily be I only : I divorce you,
seen, to lessen the angle of the box in accomplished.
order that it might hold more ore. ! In As a consequence of these facilities,
this car, which .was .evidently used for the people of Egypt are very much mar
no purpose but for transporting passen- tied. . Men can be found in Cairo by the
gers, were half a dozen seats. A very hundred who have had as many as twen-
with darning in a minute than he can
mention in two hours. , .,
Several of the students of Brown Uni
versity have been turning their summer
vacation to profitable account by serving
as waiters and gardeners at the seaside
resorts of Rhode Island. Their services
are said to bring high wages.
Dumas has written an American novel,
in which a coon chases a couple of young
United States lovers up a tree, and then
tries to get them by gnawing through
the txnnk. Dumas says the Virginia
coon is as large as a yearling calf.
The funeral cortege moved slowly
down the street, and, as she left the
house of mourning she observed to br
companion: "' lizzie, if any of our
folks should die, I don't think I'd wear
crape rosettes on xdJ bonnet, would
A drunken man drove a horse nd
wagon on the Boston and. Albany i ail-
road three miles the other night, passing
powerful engine at the surface pulled ty or thirty wives in half that number of I over several cattle guards and coming
the car, which ran on. rails, . presenting years,' and women who have' had the I out uninjured. ' He kept out of the way
fil 0 i " t a 1 1 ! . t 1-. i ! I . . . a . a 1
liuie incuon, anu, me car was urawn Dy i saxnei piurauiy o nusoaoas in a similar I ox several trains ins lo met oj vue way,
feet from the , northern
chorage to the end of
faod of the an
time. , But divorced women are. not con
in diameter.., Andrews 4 said that if, the sidered as desirable as thosewho have
rope should break the car would atop, never been married, and consequently
I looked in earnest for the philosophy these frequent divorces fall more heavily
to support his-assertion, but -I did not upon them than upon men. The present
fidd'it The angle1 of the' nclhie 'was intelligent ruler of Egypt, is well aware
the approach! on I forty-five degrees, which, as railroad I of the debasing effect of the marriage
Printing-House square. The anchorage men isay, was y a . pretty stifl; grade." laws, and has improved them in several
will receive four cables, descending from The incline is over 1500 leet long, and ways.
the top of the -tower and entering the the car sped down it; at a frightful pace,
anchorage about seventy feet above 'the Going down Jn, or j rather on a page
ground, so that they clear Ithe roofB of and going up again had begun to be a
the tallest buildings that stand in their fascination.4 k;It VaS l&eHclJng in ojbal
line. Tnese cables will besixteen inches loon, but here was a car without breaks,
in diameter;, . and. made jof. steel wires driven down a'sorFob ttmnel so low that
woven first into strands and then into it was necessary b incline the head, at
the cables by strands. They enter the a breakneck speed, at an angle of forty
anchorage horizontally, arid run along five degrees, nercTohly by a aingTe iron
through tunnels a distance of twenty- "cord. .Each . passenger carried a lamp,
five feet, when the strands, of which and lights were placed at Intervals along
Polygamy is becoming less popular
every year, and would probably die out
altogether in course of time if it were
not expressly sanctioned by the Koran.
I was told that among the middle and
upper classes there was not one husband
in fifty who had more than one wife.
Polygamy is 'more prevalent among the
lower classes, but even there it is not
common. The legal number of wives is
four, but not one man in five hundred in
and says thai one 'of the trains turned
out for him.," ?ri .
The Hornellsrille Tims . is authority
for this : Twenty-five years . ago (in
August) it rained eighteen diys in suc
cession without a skip. Hay blackened
anil molded in the swath, wheat grew in
the shock, and even in the uncut wheat
the kernels sprouted in the heads. It
was a wet harvest.
The New England peach train is ex
tensively utilized by the tramp fraternity,
to which it offers opportunity both for
free rides and free lunches. One day
there were discovered upon it, at Meri Jen,
Cotm., five tramps who had ridden from
New Haven, and on their way had eaten
their fill of the fruit.
And now they have found out that
there are nineteen in each cable, sepu- thq incline. . By. these we were enabled Cairo or Constantinojjje avails himself of Gutenburg, the inventor of printing,
rate, 'and each strand takes hold of two to peer into the' frightful prospect ahead the privilege. A Mohammedan whom I was tried at. "Mayenoe, in 1422, for th
links of "a loop dfcf lain, which makes and it was by no means assuring. There questioned on day on the subisct of assassination of bis uncle, and only
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tnirty ignt iinKs to receive one came, was, nowever, a saie ena to inis supier-1 polygamy, mue ne louowmg repiy :
The - two cables-thus, merge into four
great chains which pass on through the
anchorage -in a curved line until they
reach the bottom and are made fast to
the plates' ' put there to receive them.
der that we had such, pleasing accounts These ' four plates are of past iron and
are seventeen and one-nail ieet.iong by
from Iceland last year." How proud
were the Icelanders then over their cele
bration, the parallel of which was never
known before ! What a Bcene of misery
and desolation now succeeds to previous
prosperity and contentment the island
rent and tortured through a third of its
entire area, and at least a third of its
population either destroyed outright or
rendered destitute I When we reflect
that the Iceland winter is a period of
darkness; that the ground is then
covered with snoj? to the depth of many
feet ; that communication with the outer
world wiy be cut off for several months,
and even intercourse between the farms
and villages will be at best difficult, and
that the population, never more than
eking out a bare subsistence at the best
i of times, now become, burdened, with
those whose homes have been' laid
waste, ; and whose farms have been
buried in lava and ashes, it is difficult to
imagine anything more distressing than
their prospects for the next half year.
sixteen feet wide, each of them weighing
twenty-three tons. The top surface is
flat and the bottom convex.' The great
stones above ' the plates overlap each
other 'in such a way that the anchor
plates .cannot rise without carrying up
the whole mass.
' Eating Fruit. :
The American Agriculturist says :
Wehardly know how to account : for
the-'popular irnpresaibn that still pre
vails in many rural districts, that the
free use of fruit is unfriendly to health.
" I have one time two wife. Now I have
one wife. One wife make house enough
warm. Two wife make house so hot you
bake bread in all times and no firei Yon
have three wife-chouse hot so ho man
live there." ' ' ' ;
The mother-in-law has the same popu
larity among husbands in Moslem coun
tries that sho enjoys in more Western
lands. Most men there prefer to marry
women whose mothers are dead, and who
rtavn v-"v n aa s ia1at IvA f VtAi rsmyy isv
iui v u uvr sa a vw v w biavs w n a bva
and some husbands forbid their wives to
Noticing my surprise, I see any women except those who are re
lated to the lord and master of the
house. But .this latter rule is very sel
dom enforoetL -.1 " s . i
rancan journey. , Wp came, after a quick
trip, which seemeci long enough to us,
to the. lowest statipuT There were drifts
on the way in' every direction, 'and we
saw where millions of dollars had been
taken out. ., Reaching the bottom there
was very little to see. . There were men
enough at work on all sides there, are
235 miners : employed in thid mine but
they .were not taking- out "pay1 dirt,"
We climbed out of the palace car! and
i stood on a rickety platform of boards.
The sound of. picks came up Irom a re
gion still below.
Mr. Andrews said: There is a winze
running down a hundred feet or more.
Workmen are down there blasting and
extending it." At that moment an ore
tub came tumbling up filled with rock.
It was dumped and down it went again.
I asked Mr. Andrews if I could go down
acquitted after a long imprisonment.
Thus the art preservative is made to
perpetuate a knowledge of hisbadnewt
as well as his genius. ,
: A ragged little urchin came to a lady's
door asking for old clothes. Sho
brought him a vest and a pair of bow
sers,' which she thought would be a
comfortable fit. The young scapegrace
took, the garments and examined each,
then, with a disconsolate look, said :
" There ain't no watch pocket.
Tt W mnch to dr with th scareitv of L fa the boUpm of the.winze. You had
fruit c-ardens and orchards in the .coun-1 better ndt,M he said,1 there fs nothing
Vanderbitt'm Bvhl.
The old, commodore, .was born , on
Staten Island. " His family were Mora-
vians. lne old cirurcn is suu preserved.
A California Bank President.
William O. Ralston, the president of
the Calif ornia bank of San Francisco,
who committed suicide after the; suspen
sion of the bank, was born in Pennsyl
vania, and at the time of his death was
forty-five years of age. lie was a shoe
maker in early life, but soon went to
California, where he became interested in
" A High Seume'of Honor.
The Duke of Wellington had a high
sense of honor in all money dealings.
and would -suffer none of his s agents - to
do a mean thing " in his -name. iHis
steward once bought some land .adjoin
ing his country estate, and was boasting
of having made a fine -bargain, from the
straitened circumstances of the seller.
fruit gardens and orchards in the.coun
try. As a matter of fact, cities and vil
lages are much better supplied with fruit
the year round than the surrounding
country. J There are hundreds of farms,
even in the oldest, parts of the land,
where there is no orchard and the only
fruit is gathered from a few seedling ap
ple trees grown in the fence corners.
The wants of citieis are pupplied not so
much from the proper farming districts
as from a few men in their suburbs, who
make a business .of growing fruit for
market,. Tle farmers wjio raise a good
variety of email fruit far the supply of
their own families, are still the excep
tion. The villager, with his quarter or
half acre lot, will have his patch of straw
but the homestead is going to decay, L speculations, and also held a clerkship
to see, and the only way to get there is I The owner will not lay ont any money
to ride the tab;'?
I wanted to see all that was to be seen
and he offered to go, with me. The tub
was smaller than a flour barrel but very
heavily made and bound and strengthen
ed with. iron. It, hung by a bail, to
which was tied a common hemp rope.
Andrews stepped on que side of the top
of the tub and I on the other both were
heavy weights and pretty evenly bal
anced. We clung te the rope for sup
port, ho guiding; the barrel with one
hand to prevent its striking the sides of
the winze and bruising us. The bell
was rung, .the iengme started, and the
barrel slipped easily down the polished
to put things to rights. The barn is an
old tumble down thing, and stands a
a nuisance amid tine improvements.
Yanderbilt when a boy was as far above
bis associates as he is now above the
business men ' of this' age. He was
known as " Corneale." He was a slim,
tall, daring, - athletic hid, doing what
no one else dare do. For a considera
tion he would row to New York on a
dark, tempestuous night, when, all but
the daring boatman expected to see him
go to the bottom. When a mere lad he
earned $000 by putting a crew on board
in a banlr. subsequently lie, went to
Panama as the agent of Garrison's steam
ship line. About 1852 he returned to
San Francisco and established a banking
house with others, under "the came of
Garrison, Fritz k Ralston. This firm
was afterward dissolved, and he became
a partner in the firm of Donahue, Kellry
& Co.
About 1861 he organized the Bank of
California, with O. Mills as president
and himself as cashier. Mr. Mills was
already connected with a bank in Sacra
mento, and his time was largely taken
np there. Mr. Ralston became the head
of the Bank of California, though com!-
berries, his row of currants and raspber- stringers at ah angle of" about eighty
had been busy for a fortnight before in h " What did you pay for iti'Vaskedthe mes, his grape vines-and pear trees, and
the lower part of the house; but Mr.
Franklin asked no questions. .He had
been very ill, but was recovering so that
he hoped to welcorae. Robert' in.tjie sit
ting-room. How he shrank from retnrn
ing to its dreariness and sending Mar
Lgaret away, he told no one till he x held
his nephew's hand fast clasped in his
can never tell you, Robert," he
said, then, what Margaret has been to
me. No daughter could have tended
me more patiently and faithfully, and
when I could listen, she read to me and
talked as pleasantly as if I were a com-
lit hundred pbunds;"!! jwas the
answer.. . . ,,-
"And how much was it worth V , r
"Eleven hundred pounds," 'said' the
steward, rubbing his hands in glee at
thought of the good bargain. 55
" Then take three hundred pounds,
and carry them to the seller, with my
compliments, and don't ever venture to
talk to me of cheap land again."
The steward was confounded, and
could scarcely credit his own ears. The
idea that any one could refuse to profit
m m
by a snarp bargain, and tnrow money
panion to her, instead of a grumpy old away in paying more than was agreed
bachelor past sixty.
'"'. I nm! glad you have been well cared
for," Robert said, turning his head to
hide a merry twinkle in his eyes ; " you
look Very fine here." 1 2 j"l
But when he carefully led the old man
to the sitting-room, both stood amazed.
Was the handsomely carpeted, cheerful
ly furnished room the dreary old place
in which they had been so well content
ed ? While they wondered, a new sound
greeted tnem the tones 01 a piano
touched by skillful fingers, and a. voice
sweei ana ciear singing a Song 01 praise.
Tnrowing open" a door, to disclose a
on, was hard for him to comprehend.
(leaning Steam Boiterm.
Exierinients were made some time
ago in England relative to the preserva
tion of i boilers by placing unslacked
lime in those boilers which could be
kept empty, and in case they were liable is fust one of the matters in which farm
talk intelligently of the varieties of these
fruity, pis table is well supplied with
these luxuries for at least half the year,
but there is a lamentable' dearth of good
fruit upon' Che farm from the want 01
conviction that it pays. It does pay in
personal comfort and health, if in noth
ing else. The medical faculty will bear
testimony to the good influence of ripe
fruit upon the animal economy. They
regulate the system better than anything
else, and forestall many of the diseases
to which we are liable in tne summer
and fall. A quaint old gentleman of our
acquaintance often remarks that apples
are the only pills khe takes. He takes
these every day in the year when they
can be found in the market, and fills up
the interval between the old , and new
crop with other fruits. He has hardly
seen a sick day in forty years, and pays
no doctor VbilL ..We. want more good
fruit, especially upon our farms, and the
habit of eating fruit at our meals. This
a vessel in the harbor in a storm.- He
owed his start in life to a darin fear, nally its cashier. All its great enter
At the risk of his life he rowed a man to I prises were conducted through him, and
degrees. Andrews was right .in saying the Battery, the man -' lying fiat on the wnen Air. Alius was present, trasj-
there was nothing to see. at the bottom, bottom of .the skiff and not speaking on ness .men always went to Mr. Ralston
Two or three men were at work, cm the the trip. That .man's fathcx wasted, a for consultation. About two years ago,
rock, but the lime in it made it decidedly fearless man to run an opposition steam- Mr.' Mills resigned the presidency,- and
.arm. rK jninsieV was -aoeugh, boat, and tLough years had passed away Air. isaiston became tue real as wen as
anu up wo vent aram. ;c uurits were 1 vluj , w . new avi wu majou iw 1
going off in every direction, and the, j Corneale, the daring boatman. , VarKler- j incougn ins . Duaineas arjiuues, aimow
etploiionii werja ppt sgreeaple to one s
cars. We again took seats in oar car
and were ;qsioky roxxnp to the landing
sI m . a .
01 tne perpendicular snail, x wo minutes
afterward we were on the surface. .We
- at ..a mt
Lilt Has no real estate in his own name
except the house he lives in. It was all
conveyed to William- for the oonsidera-
uoa 01 i on lue eve 01 tne out man
marriage. . ." . - - .-. ;1 '.
to leakage from the sea, by tilling them
with a solution of lime in sea water. - The
result of this experimental application
of the solution of lime proved so satis
factory that by direction of the govern
ment its use is to be extended .to iron
old farmhouse, strongly in contrast with beautifully furnished parlor, Robert saw and composite ships. The regulation
the bare, meao-er room and desolate air also a little rhrure on the piano stool, prescribes ma m aii,, cases wnere w
surroundintr, her. ; ' ' ' ' I clad in a snining biacK silk, with lace
' I have, brought your supper," - she and pretty jewelry to adorn it.
jviargaret, uncle James cried.
-But Robert said softly : ;
"Margaret Franklin, Uncle .James,
Daby, my wife ?"
Then she came forward with shining
said, drawing a little table near the arm
cliair, and covering it with-a white cloth.
Then, going to the door, she entered
again with a tray. Upon a white cliina
dish was half a chicken, delicately
browned, a potato roasted in the ashes,
era wives can exert an mnuence. .Many
a good, man would set out fruit trees
and bushes if he were only reminded of
it at the right time. One right time will
be this autumn at least in all but the'
very coldest parts of the country. A few
dollars invested then will brim? abund
ant returns in from ,one to five years.
impossible lo drr out completely any of I iTt is more? intimately connected with
the compartments, bilges, or wings in j good morals than oni philosophers think.
order to coat them with composition, With good digestion it is quite easy to
were down something more than au
hour, and take it all in all, notwithstand
ing the little nervousness and uncertain
ty. it was the mo!t fayinaljng experience
ofmylife?Jk J n i I . J
The Savage mine has been one of the
most profitable on the Comstock lode,'
but at the present time it, is not paying
a dollar. Air. Andrews Informed me that
no pay ore had been taken out for a long
time. 1 learned subsequently; from
trustworthy sources, that it costs th&
stockholders half a million dollars a
ye ar and that the other side of the ledger
is a blank.
paint, or cennt,, Ume.,wel slaked, is to
be dejojii0iT'inf the Stereorrtairied in
sut h places, care being taken, in order to
lret?nt injury, that the lime used be
first thoroughly slaked.
fulfill the law of love.
A codfish was recently caught at the
Isles of Shoals that weighed sixty pounds
and measured five feet in length.
Bote tm Treat Then.
' The Boston Globe, solves the difficult
problem of how to treat " watering place
acquaintances when met in society after
wards,-by telling this old story:
The story told of George Selwyn, the
famous London man, of the world of the
last century, illustrates the combination
of brilliancy and discourtesy, which are
so cnaracterutic of a .certain kind of
swell." Being at Bath during a sea
son of unusual dullness for that fashion-
entirely, that the bank attained its great
influence and became so potent in all
commercial, financial, and even political
affairs. : In 1867 the bank reached the
zenith of its influence, and was then the
most powerful corporation west of the
Rocky mountains.
, Mr. Ralston .was . the most popular
rnn in California. His munificence had
won hi friends everywhere. " His career
is full of instances where he has kept
fromTailure men who were on the verge
of financial ruin. His mode of life was
on a plan commensurate with the extent
of wealth at his command. At Belmont
Yaneyhbu2tfarhimseUabooae costing,
it U estimated, $1,000,000, and supported
it with an annual outlay of $350,000.
His house would accommodate one bun-
able watering ; place, Selwyn became
nuite intimate with an old ircntlman I dred and fifty cucst. and occasions were
who was rather outside tho pale of that frequent whi that number accepVd his
select socifty to which the wit belonged, horpltality. His stables are built on a
Meeting. Selwyn in, London, in the raagniflcenf and extensive plan. Some
height of the season, the old gentleman years ago he had some dificmlty with
was disposed to reew the acquaintance with the railroad vhich leads to Belmont
formed at Bath, but the man oX. the Valley- distance of thirty xnUcsand
world rerristently ignored him. ! At last then pKrrided himself with a light buggy
up to the jury: Gentlemen, it is ray the old f eaow came up to his 'quondam and having relays 01 'Mr
business to lay down the Jaw to you, and intimate, and said : " Why, Mi. Selwyn, along the road, drove every day to and
I wilL The law says the killing of a man don't you remember me; I was with you from San Francisco in less time than the
In a duel: is murder; therefore in the at Bath, lasti year I" . M Oh, J",, said train could make. He was the last man
discharge of my duty I tell you so; but Selwyn; fl. rprcember you; perfectly, at his office at night and ths first one n
I tell you at the same time a fairer duel and when I go to Bath again at a dull the morning. He was known as a good
a n - t 1 1 ti.. 1. i -.. t .1 .11 1.. 1 1 - t:mr m.nA wan manv friends by bis
1 mil l 1 1 im 1 nnrpr iirani 1 11 iu luc viium i mauu. K aiiaii i- ii-tiitit ui umjiua mwr i ua..
r Htm Change.
In the case of King vs. Fen ton, where
the prisoner wasv tried in 1842 for the
murder of Major Hillas in a duel, old
Judge Keller thus capped his summing
course of my life.
season, I shall be happy to
j quit,ted with you again
generosity and hospitality.

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