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SALISBURY, Vk. G. SEPTEMBER 19, 1878.
YOL IX. THIRD SERIES
jg a cliill Weak morning in Xovem
that Charles Aubrey emerged from au
jrtof the nignt b""" i'"
, 1.,. .mwI there now. his Hp
?kT Arched,- and his limbs shook as
h with palsy. iiH-vuiiuic.nij
i hii hand iu his pocket and took
inborn sixpence. lHe searched for-
liifr-felt in very pocKei uuv i iuum
uo more, mai. single B...v
4e last of hi fortune.
. .ib. Charley, cnaney, no muuuuicu
tflbiujsclf. "jrou've ran your race. nere
aow we the friends who have so long hung
Iboatyoul One ioor siipence ! It will
baVnieone glass of grog to allay my
ning thit Ohuld to God Jt
..mil hny me one true menu :
He raised his eye and betieia an om
woman with bended back, who came tot
(1.rinL'ii slowly and treuiblingly. Her
r.rmcuts were torn and tattered, and the
Khin gray hair hung matted and uncomb
ed She stopped when lie came to wnere
1tjeyonth 8tool and leaned heavily upon
H .. i,.,iitr. p(hh sir. ' Rlie uttereu, in
Mim, uvumUrtM tones. "Give me where
a-ith to purchase a siugle meal, anil I'll
Uk 6od to bless thee."
I "By my life, good woman, you are the
e'rv out I have been-wishmg for. Here
tit all I have; it is ury last sixpence ! Take
it. I have only wished it could bring me
iue true friend."
j "But what good would come of that
VbikTyou Btill continue to curse your-
j The "youth started, but he spoke not.
j "If vou would have me for a friend, will
voa listen to ine as a friend !"
"Listen T Yes.1'
"Tlieu let this be your lowest vale of
fc," said the wtmian with startling sol-
. ... " - 'ii f
liunity. 4vi urn now auti go up niu. o
i, Uj.till you have reached the sunshine
Lee more. I knew your mother, Charles
Aubrey, and I remember well .how kind
ie was. un, uui sue idiuk iiiai uer weu-
Lfloveil sou would sink so low ?"
"Stop, stop," groaned the unhappy
outh. "Oh, who shaj.1 give me the first
itt,to regain all 1 have lost !"
'Vou T' "Who arc. you f You say you
now my mother. Who are 'you?''
'Never mind. Suffice it lor you to
know that I suffered as deeply asyoiiever
id. I know what it is to suffer. I say
can give you the first lift.. I mean by
hat I can show you the way. Follow my
ouusel, and 3 011 may yet recover all that
ou have lost.
"Xo, no, ut all. Oh, there is one loss
can never make up!" And as he spoke
ie bowed his head and covered his face
. itli his iiauds.
"Le.t not such feelings be with j onnow
'inst resolve that you will turn from the
vil which has brought you down.
now' what it is as well as I do. Can you
'i!o this ?"
! "Aye, 1 had already done it ere you
1 "Then the next step. Go and make a
iriend who cau help you further. Go to
fAmos Williams, and"
I "Xa, no, not there. Oh, not there !"
1 "Go to his store and freely confess to
Wiu all your faults," resunMd the woman,
I without seemiug notice the iuterrup
i tiun. ' Tell him all, and then ask him to
'nist you ouco more."
II "ao, uo, 1 uare not go to linn."
j "lJuthsteu. I heard Mr. -Williams say !
witli his own lips that ho would help you
j" ne couiu; that lie would give you his
;liaud if you would only help yourself."
"Did he say so?" uttered Charles, ea-
m?.. ... - - .'
! "He did. And now, Charles Aubrey,
;be assured that you have not hist every -.thing.
Let people know that 3-ou mean
jto arise and bo a man, and all whose,
j friendship is worth having will give
jjou their hands. G"o to Amos Willi ams
-"I w ill go." , ;
Ainos Williams stood at the great desk
m his counting room, and he was alone.
While he thus stood, casting up a column
"fnguresnpou the page of one of the
lfgw, the door was oieued, and Charles
Abrey entered. He was yi t pale and
"Sg-ard, and looked as he dfl when we
mm two hours ago. The merchanH
waited hack with an utterance of pain
and surprise as he recognized in the mis-ei-able
form before him, the once harpv
oeioyed yttth-whom he delighted to
Ul. 1 ... .
'-uaries : ' lie uttered, as soon as he
tould command hU speech, "why have
.u come here ?"
.-"Mr. WilHaias. Rnoke the voutli in n
poking jroice, "1 have come to totell
I VfH tit.. . .
f . - a iiij course 01 wickedness is run.
I na from this moment I am"
-v.v euippcd. Ue Hesitated a iuo-
mert,.and then his feelings overcomeliini
Stul tv,..:. 1 . ...
ww ms ms neaa lie burst int imm.
1 .-j , . .
u sods loud and deep: broke from hi
ps. The merchant was deeply affected,
rt with the warm tears gathering quick-
v iu nis own eyes he started forward and
P'aced hia hand upon the youth's head.
vanned," ne uttered, in a Ueiuulous,
ir voice, "have you rosojved t be
i ""ith Gody Tip. I .will. be a' n,an
again," was-the youth's reply.
'Iyour money all gone?"
. 'Yes, sir. Thismorning I had one sol
itary sixpeuce left, and that I gave to
a poor old - woman who bade me come
"Aye, I know her. She is an unfortu
nate creature who has suffered much. I
bade her if she saw you, and you were
cast down and repentant, to send yon
here, for I heard yesterday that you were
at the foot of the precipice. Now, if you
are determined, you shall not want for
In eager, brokeu, sobbing sentences,
Charles toured out his thanks and stated
the resolution he had taken.
And now," said Mr. Williams, after
the matter had been talked over some,
we must find placeTv hero you., can . re
cruit your, strength a little before you ry
to work. There is my brother who owns
a farm at M . He would be glad to
have you come and stop awhile; and
when you have wholly recovered your
wasted strength you shall have a place
At first the youth refused to accept so
much, for he knew his uuworthiness; but
the merchant simply answered him
"You can pay me for all this if you
choose, so you need not be delicate about
it; and as for jour uuworthiness wheu
the lost ones of earth are not worth re
deem inn. then some other standard of
worth must be regarded than that simple
one which Jesus of Nazareth gave to his
So it was settled that Charles should go
into the country ami remain a while. He
ound Mr. Williams, the brother, ready
md happy to receive him, and there he
soon began to regain his health and spir
its. In two weeks he was as strong as
ever, and at the end of a month the marks
'of dissipation had all left his f.tee. Then
he returned to town and entered the store.
Amos Williams gave him a lucrative sta
tion, liud bade hi in remember nothing of
the past save the one great lessou he had
"Charles," he said, "you remember the
Widow Swan ?"
"Well, I have engaged board for you
there. 1 hmie the arrangement .will suit
"Yes. sir." returned the vouthwith
From that time Charles Aubrey went
on nobly and truly in the path lie had
Little did Charles Aubrey know how
closely he had been watched. Mr. Wil
liams knew his every movement, even to
his prayers, which he poured forth in the
Drivaev of his own apartment. Thus
passed away three months, and at the
end of that time Mr. Williams called the
young mau into the counting-room one
evening after the rest of the people had
"''Well, Charles," " the merchant com
menced, "how would you like to change
your boarding place ?"
1 TlifM-n wns SMliif tliiinr in tli lmtV niwl
tone of the mau as he spoke these words
that made the youth ttart. The blood
rushed to his face and anon he turned
"If you would like," the merchant re
sumed, in the same low, strange tone,
"you may come and board with me. I will
not deceive you, Charles. Until I could
know that you would entirely reform, 1
dared yot carry you to my house; but I
am satisfied now. I have not doubted
you, but I would prove you. And now,
if you pleaser you can inform Mrs. Swan
mat you snail board wiiu uer no more.
She will not be disappointed, for I have
spoken with her on the subject."
With these words Mr. Williams left the
store, and as soon as Charles could recov
er from the strange emotion that had al
most overpowered him, he called t lie por
ter to come and lock up, and then having
locked up the great saf, he took his de
On the next morning he came to the
storeand when his eniploj'er came, he
informed him that he had given his notice
to Mrs. Swan.
"Very well," returned the merchant.
'This evening, then, you will go home
Evening came, and Charles Aubrey ac
companied his friend home. Tea was
ready, the rest of the family having eaten
an hour before. After tea Charles was
conducted to the sitting-room, where
lamps were burning, and where Mr. Wil
liams informed him he could amuse him
self by reading. "Charley sat down there,
and his employer went out, but ho could
not read. Thus he sat, when the door
slowly opened, and a female appeared
within the apartment. With a quick step
1 . . .r.- ...1 .1 r.i . -k-.-i
he sprang forward, and without a word
he caught a fair girl to his bosom.
"Mary," he uttered, as he gazed into
the sparkling eyes of the fair beiug who
still clung fondly to him, "you still love
ine yon forgive me all and trust me
once more ?
Y'es," she murmured; and ere she
could speak further her father entered the
"Aha! So you've found him, have
you, Mary ?" he cried, in happy, joyous
or. Williams," uttered Charles, still
holding Mary by the 'band- and speaking
with difficulty, "I hope I'm not deceived.
Oh, you have not brought me here to kill
me! You can not have passed this enp
to my lips only to dash it away again I"
"Of course not," said the merchant.
4But you must know the whole truth,
and for fear my child may not tell you,
I'll tell you myself. This noble girl has
never ceased to love you, and when yon
were the lowest down she loved you the
most. She came to me and asked iue if
she might save you if she could. -I could
ujot tell her nay, and she went to work;
She has suffered much, and, Charles, it
remains with you to decide whether her
future shall be one of happiness or not.
She knew that yon were down, and that
your money was all gone, and that your
false friends bad forsaken you. Then her
love for you grew bold and strong. She
wojidered if you would repulse her. She
knew not what iriigbt be your feeliugp,
and to save herself from the pain of a di
rect repulse from you, she assumed a dis
guise, so that she might approach you
without being known, and yet gain some
idea: of your feelings, and save you if she
could. 1 think she has done well. At
any rate she has regained you to herself,
and it must now be j our fault if the silk
en tie is loosed again."
And with these words the father , left
"You, Mary? You in disguise?" ho
queried, Jis soon as he could speak.
"Ay, my dear Charles; aud you know
why I did it. Here do you not remem
ber it ?" And as she spoke she drew from
her bosom a small silken purse and took
therefrom a sixpeuce.
The youth recoguized it in an iustaut.
"Oh !" he cried, as he strained the noble
girl to his bosom, "what can I say ? Mary,
Mary, my own heart's truest love, let my
life iu the years to Come tell my grati
tude. Oh, my all of life is yours, and my
last breath shall bear your name in grati
tude to God !"
THE USE OF AN ENEMY,
Always keep an enemy in hand a brisk.
hearty, active enemy.
Remark the uses of an enemy :
1. The having one is proof that you are
somebody. Wishy-washy, empty, worth
less people never have enemies. Men
who never move nor run against anything;
and wheu a man is thoroughly dead aud
utterly buried, nothing ever runs against
him. To be run against is proof of exis
tence and position ; to run against some
thing is proof of motion.
2. Au enemy is to say the least, not
partial to you. He will not flatter. He
will not exaggerate your virtues. It is
very probable that ho will slightly mag
nify your faults. The benefit of that is
twofold it permits you to know that you
have faults, aud are, therefore, not a mon
ster, .and it makes them of such size as to
be visible and manageable. Of course, if
you have a fault you desire to know it ;
when you become aware that you have a
fault you desire to correct it. Your ene
my does for 3 0U this valuable work which
your friend cannot perform.
3. Iu addition, your enemy keeps you
wide awake. He does not let you sleep at
your post. There are two that always
keeps watch, , namely, the lover and the
hater. Your lover watches that you may
sleep. He keeps off noise, excludes light,
adjusts surroundings, that nothing may
disturb you. Your hater watches that
you may not sleep. He stirs you up when
vou arc uanuiuir. lie keeps your iacul-
ties ou the alert. Even when Jie does uo.
tLillg ie wiU bave pnt von iu 8Uch u state
of luiud that vmi ca't teu wliat iie will
do uext and this meutA qui Yive must be
,vni.th hi no-
4. He is a detective among your friends.
You need to know who your friends are,
and who are not, and who are your ene
mies. The last of these three will dis
criminate the other two. Wheu your eu-
emy goes to one who is neither frieud nor
enemy, and assails- you, the indifferent
one will have nothing to say or chime in,
not because he is your enemy, but because
it is to much easier to assert than to op
pose, aud .especially than to refute. But
your friends will take up cudgels for you
on the instant. He will deny everything
aud insist on proof, and proviug is very
hard work There i8 scarcely a truthful
man in the world that could afford td un
dertake to prove one tenth of all his truth
ful assertions. Your friend will call your
enemy to the proof, and if the indifferent
person, through carelessness, repeats the
assertions of your enemy, he is soon made
to feel the inconvenience thereof by the
zeal your frieud manifests. Follow your
enemy around anu you will hnu your
friends, for he will have developed thein
so that they eannot be mistaken.
The next best thing to having a hun
dnjd real frfe u h one
ujy. Uut let us pray to be delivered trom
secret foes. Aer. Dr. Deans.
The Metric System.
Paris, Sept. 5. The International Con
gross on weights, measures aud coius, to
I dav. unanimous! v mlontfd a rfutlntinn
deploriug the fact that England, Russia
and the United States had not yet adopt
I ed the metric svKteni. The. American ml
I English delegates afterwards met and
I passed a resolution resjiectfully petition
I mg the English and American govern
I ments to appoint a mixed Commission to
j consider the adoption of the metric system
1 by both countries,
Happiness is in taste and not in things;
and it is by having what we loye,that we
are happy, not by having wbatothers find
agreeable. ; -rfv t ,
The most common error of men aud
women is that of looking for happiness
some where outside of useful work. It has
never yet been found when thus sought,
and never will be while the world stands;
and the sooner the truth is learned the
better for every one. If you doubt the
proposition, go around among your friends
and acquaintances aud select those who
have the most enjoyment through life.
Are they the idlers and pleasure-seeker",
or the earnest workers? We know what
your answer will be. Of the miserable
human beings it has been oj fortune or
misfortune to know, those were the most
wretched who had retired from useful em
plo3ment iu order to enjoy themselves.
Carry the radiance of your soul in your
face. Let the world have the benefit of it.
Let your cheerfulness be felt for good
wherever you are, and let your smiles be
created like sunbeams "on the just as
well as 011 the unjust." Such a disposi
tion yields a rich reward, for its happy
effects come home to you and brighten
your thoughtful moments. Cheerfulness
makes the mind clear, gives tone to jour
thought, adds grace to the countenance.
Jubcrt says: -"When you give, give with
joy, smiling." Smiles are little things and
cheap articles to be fraught with so many
blessings lHth to tlie giver and receiver,
pleasant little ripples to watch as we stand
011 the shore of life. They are the higher
and better responses of nature to the emo- ;
tion of the soul. Let the children have
the benefit of them those little ones who
need the sunshine of the heart to educate
th pin, and would find sympathy for their
buoyant nature in the cheerful loving
faces of those who need them. Let them
not le kept from the middle-aged, who
need the encouragement they bring. Give
your smiles also to the aged. They come
to them like the quiet rain of summer,
making fresh and verdant the long, weary
path of life. They look for them from
you, who are rejoicing in the fullness of
Every one desires to be happy. The
condition of Heaven m the ambitiou of
earth. What the angels have men long
to acquire. "Religion as a source of happi
ness conies to men, therefore, with a great
natural advantage in its favor, for men
crave from instinct the very experience it
is calculated to bestow. But how is it in
point of fact? Why, the fact is, it is not
made to seem in the popular mind as the
source of happiness. Men naturally look
to its examples to apprehend it in that
way. On the other hand, the impression
made upon them is often precisely the re
verse. They are thus repelled from, in
stead ofiK'iug attracted toit'and religion
must approach them ever after at a great
disadvantage. Now, it cannot be too of
ten repeated, and emphasized by the tes
timony and life of Christians, that reli
giou does make a person happy. The
moods and tempers it fosters are those of
happiness. It lightens one's burdens.
consoles him iu sorrow, blesses him with
a great hope, and fills him with peace.
The practice of religion never fails one
You may learn a trade, hoping thereby to
get wealth, and you may fail ; you may
study, hoping thereby to become famous,
and you may never see the fame you de
sire ; you may aspire to the honors of the
forum, and the applause of the populace
may be withheld, but no one ever studied
the principles of holiness and acted up to
his knowledge, and failed of his reward.
He who does business for God can never
be bankrupt. All else may fail us, but
the pleasures of Christian hope and the
consolation of Christian faith can never
be taken from us. The virtuous man can
lose nothing, for his virtues are his re
ward. A REMARKABLE MAN.
He Becomes the Father of Five Children at
One Bi ith.
Mr. Cassidy, an employee of the Balti
more and Ohio railroad, living between the
highlands and the ancient city of Bladens
burg, has just attained his immortality,
aud the newspapers throughout the coun
try will speak of his virtues. All the
people living in his vicinity, especially
the women, are greatly excited over au
event which seldom happens iu this world,
not even in the houses of kings, and many
a man, married for years, but still heir
less, will wouder what sort of a man Cas-
Ridv is. and "unon what meat doth this
our Caisar feed." Mrs. Cassidy has just
giveu birth to five children, three girls
and two boys, aud all of them remarka
bly well. They are very small, but -still
perfect iu their organism, and may live.
The mother is, happily, out of all danger
and able to receive the congratulations of
the neighboring friends. This is one of
the most remarkable cases iu modern
times. Washington Post.
"Child of the Skies" to the Front. The
"Child of the Skies," better known as ex
Govcruor C. Hooks Brogdcn, will be an
independent candidate for Congress in the
Goldsboro district. Hooks didn't like it
because the radicals set up the "nigger,"
OTlara in his stead, and he don't care if
a Peujocrat does sit down on 'em both.
TKeHty-Fw Thousand Poumdt of Dinting
A pecial dispatch to the Philadelpw.
Ledger, dated August 18th, coutains the
"Of the many incident connected with
thunder storm tin ftntunjer all over the
con u try, none wmot'T)ore exciting and
alarming character than the oxphifcioatof
a powder magazine, containing 1200 ktgf
of blasting powder, near this place,' Vr
lightning, on Saturday afternoon about
four o'clock. The magazine belonged to
H. A..Weldy & Co., aud stinxl near the
summit of the hill known as Mount Hope,
about oue mile from Pottsville. The
building was large and built of heavy
atone, aud the forco of the explosion was
so great, that not a single stone, iucluding
the foundation, was left unturned, and a
mound of debris is all that now marks
the spot where the magazine stood. All
around is seen the mighty force of the
powder. Large trees are cut down, houses
unroofed, aud numb is damaged in other
ways, almost beyond repair. A smaller
powder house near by, aud west of it, had
its roof aud cast end crushed iu, and the
coal breaker of the Gate Vein Coal Conx
pauy badly damaged. The noise of the'
explosion was hnard for at least ten miles
aud withiu quite au extensive area, includ
ing Pottsville, glass was broken, ceiliugs
cracked, aud a large number of buildings
damaged, causiug au iuteuse excitement
here and for miles around. Massive
stones of which the magazine was built
were thrown to a great distance, some of
theiu at least weighing over 100 pounds
were thrown a half a mile, aud iu some
instances persous made narrow escapes
with their lives from the falliu stones.
At the time of the explosion there was a
light raiu, the clouds passing from the
south, and from oue of these clouds a
vivid Hash of lightning came and, struck
In a grove at the foot of the hill on
which the magazine stood, a private pic
nic was in progress, and ou the other side
of the hill were a railroad aud two wag
on'roads, leading to Minersville, and on
these roads some narrow escapes were
made. The scenes on the pic-nic grounds
were dreadful ; the screams of the people
and the cries of the wounded were heart
rendering. There weirs no means of escape;
an instantafter the flash of lightning came
the explosion, and while all were stun
ned by the loud and deafening report,
the stones began to fall lik a heavy
shower among them killing and injuring
many who but a moment before were
enjoying themselves iu innocent and mer
A CALIFORNIA MINING STORY.
The Sau Francisco Bulletin Rays : "Not
many miles from Shasta City is the gulch
of which the following mining story is
"It is a pretty deep raviue, with rocks
showing all the way up the sides. Gold
in paying quantities had leen found
along the stream, but it seemed to dis-
apiear a few feet from the channel. One
day, while a gang of busy men were toil
ling iu the stream, a stranger, evidently
green at mining, came along and leaned
on lagged elbows to watch, with protru
ding eyes, the results of their tail. The
miner nearest him took out a $5 nugg,
. . ii... '..1 ;
aul auxierv ov.'iramo uiu gieeuuum.
'S a-a-y,' he asked, 'where cau I go to
diggin' to find it like that? The hardy
miner stopped bis work, and giving the
wink to all the boys, so thattue joke
should not be lost, pointed up on the
barren rocks where no gold had ever been
found : 4Ye see that rough look in' place ?'
Yes, yes, said the new hand. 'Well,
thar it is rich. Jes yes take out a claim
and go to work, and when we liuish here
we'll come up, too.' Then the new hand
thanked the honest miner and the boys
all grinued appreciation of the joke. That
afternoon there was a solitary figure pick
ing away on the slope, and every time
the miners looked up they roared with
laughter. But About the next day the
greenhorn struck- a pocket, and took
out something like $:J0,000 in a few min
utes. Then, innocent to the last, he
treated all around, and thanked the miu-
er who sent him up there anil tooK nis
money and went down into the valley
and bought a farm. The unhappy min
ers arose, leaving their old claim, and
dotted that hill-side for days. But there
wer no more pockets anywhere, 'the
whole, thing reads like the tradi:ional
fairy'story. But then I have seen the
gulch. Much more unbelievable tilings
h ive happened in the mines."
Curiously Caused Conflagration.
One of the family ot Mr. a. s. .uoseiy
entered a room in his house, at the cor
ner of Salisbury and Cabarrus streets,
yesterday, aud was surprised to see smoke
on the floor, and a vividly bright ray of
sunlight shining thereon. The cause of
the phenomenon was soon ascertained. A
goblet had been inverted, and placed on
a wiudow ledge. The sun shone full on it
and the ra.VR were brought to a focus by the
bottom of the glass. The rays, so con
centrated, fell on the spot on tho floor,
and the heat was so inteuse as to char
the boards. A few min utes later and the
room would have been all on fire. Ral
HOW THE TIDES ARE PRODUCED.
There has always been a difficulty in
the minds of teachers, as well as in the
mind of learners, tocoaiprehid. the
theory of tho tides as presented jn our
text-books. This theory Paris' to "give a
satisfactory account of the tides on the
side of the ear th most remote from the
sun and moon. According to this theory,
at that part of the earth's surface which
is turned away from theonoou or from the
buii. a less amount of attraction is felt by
her waters than anywhere else on her
surface ; and the whole earth is, there
fore, in effect drawn away from the waters
ou the far side of her, and tints tbejyater
being left behind, a tide is produced 011
this side as well as on the side at which
the force of gravity acts directly. That
so great an absurdity should have been
accepted so long by our writers of text
books is truly marvelous. It is indeed so
contrary to all known facts and laws ot
physics, that if 110 other influences are
felt by the waters at the far side of the
eartli thau attraction, there would be
just the opposite effect produced to that
alleged by this absurb hypothesis. This
can be demonstrated by actual experi
ment, and so conclusively as any other
fact coming withiu the reach of experi
mental philosophy. It has been proved
experimentally that all bodies on thesur
face of the earth at midnight , are heavier
thau at any other hour of the twenty
lour; and when the new moon occurs at
midnight, this increase of weight or grav
ity felt by matter 011 this part of the sut
face of the earth is still greater. Now,
this theory were correct, attraction would
produce, just the opposite effect; that is,
matter would weigh less at midnight than
at any other hour of the twenty-four. On
the side of the earth facing the sun and
moon the weight of bodies is dimin
ished, as it should be, according to the
theory which it is proposed to establish
iu this article.
fFrom the Carthage (111.) Gazette.
WHAT A FLY 1)11).
Mr. James Howard, of Walker, married
an interesting young lady named Sy
monds about a year ago, and they have
lived cosily and happily together ever
sinr e. But the other morning at break
fast, an inquisitive and hungry fly drop
ped down from his perch on the ceiling,
and stretching his legs, began skirmish
ing arouud for his breakfast. He crawled
slowly around Mr. Howard's coffee cup
once or twice, sniffing the delicious aro
ma, and wondering how he could manage
to get a drink, when his foot slipped,. he
lost his grip, and in a niomeut more was
floundering around in the liquid. His
struggles attacted the attention of James,
and he pulled him out and playfully toss
ed him acioss the table. The unfortunate
fly alighted iu a wet and bedraggled con
dition on Mrs. Howard's plate. She in
dignantly grabbed him up and flung him
back iuto her husband's plate. James
gazed steadily at her a moment, and see
ing blood in her eye, deliberately picked
up the fly, and with a hand trembling
with suppressed rage, threw it back on
her plate. Then began a regular game of
shuttlecock between the two, and that fly
flew back and forth until he was com
pletely worn out. Then the young wife,
bursting into tears, seized her bonnet
and rushed from the house to the residence
of her parents, vowing she would never
come back, and James went out to the
barn, swearing to himself. In an hour or
so the father of the much-abused wife
came over with a team and removed all
liev hairfaire. and now thev "meet as
friends no more." They have separated
for good, and two lives are reudered mis
erable by the single niis&tep of a fly. On
such small things do our destinies depend.
A COLD-BLOODED MURDER.
Man Shot and Killed "Without Provo
vation. On Sunday afternoon last a shocking
murder was committed on the plantation
of Mr. James Hodges, Sr., in Caswell cohii
tv. N. C, about live or six miles from Uiis
city. A gentleman, the physician Woo
was called to the scene of tho affair soon
after the shooting, gives us the following
particulars: Sunday afternoon two gen
tlemen of color, and as many dusky mai
dens, engaged 111 a usual Sunday flirtatiou,
when a third gentleman of color joined
the party. This intrusion was objected
to, and one of the party took a n and,
iu a playful scuffle, presented it at the in
truder. The gun was soon laid aside,
when it was taken from the rack by gen
tleman number three, who cocked it, pre
sented it at the darkey who had jut ln-eu
playing with it, took deliberate aim, aud
tired. The w hole load entered the lower
part of the breast bone, tearing away a
portion of the luug and liver, and perfo
rating the transverse colon aud stomach.
The result was death withiu six hours al
ter the wound was inflicted. Our inform
ant did not remember the names of the
parties. Dan i dle Xeics.
The unparalleled feat of thirty-nine con
secutive bull's-eye shots, at eight hun
dred yards, has been made on the Wheel
ing (Western Va.) range by Professor
Dwight, in the competition for a position
in the rifle team of this year,
The political outlook just arthe me.
sent moment w not very pleasant for the
uauicaic tht ion have been held so.
far this year iu a number of -.State:' ami
ermont, Rhode IsUnd and NW ITiriiMv-
shire arc the only cues which they lave
uree,i m carrying, and in thee evea
they have only succeeded by reduced ma
jorities. Ou the other hand the Demo-
craw redeemed Oregon and carried North
Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and AiL. ;
ausas,andin every instance bv largely
..cu iiuyorines. In New IIauinkLtr
Vermont and Miode Uland th
ha,l expectation of winning, and. have
made no particular exertion, vet iu ewrv'
instance was the Radical vote and major
ity reduced, aud in Vermont the Republi
cans were compelled to submiTTo the loss
of a Congressman. The only j eally dose
contest of the year was fought inOrecon.
u mere iue democrats won easily,
electing their men to every office worfL
uaving. ju the other .Democratic States
the Radicals, as they had picvionsirau-
nouueed, made no organized apposition,
and the Democrats-carried the day by
majorities increased by fifty t,ricTehty
tive per ceut., while in Republican States,
under conditions practically similar, but
in favor of the Radicals, the majorities
were everywhere 11 d iced. lial Xetcs.
The exercise of the pardoning privi
lege by governors of Illinoishas gonejo
such lengths, that the atteutiou of not
only the press but the more merciful put- '
pit has been aroused and loud protests
from all citizens who love peace and or
der are heard 011 all sides. By careful
investigation, the Inter Ocean discover.-
that iu-the last twenty years, out of 314
murderers sent to state prison- for life,
KM) have leen pardoned out by teudcr
hearted Governors, whose mellow feelings
were iu many cases made mellower by
"influence'' of a questionable natnre.
About GO more were discharged through
other means after brief terms of impris
onment. Many of the moRt
v w vs m -
sius are now at large, and rtrjs notorious
ly true that this reckless clenicncv fur
crime leuds an encouragement to a repe
tition of their dark deeds whenever occa
The practice is also demoralizing to flie
Courts since their sentences so often re
sult in a mere show of justice, by the in
terference of Governors. There is need
of reform in Illinois.
Beware of Old Sinollog-Pipes.
Nicotin is not the only poisonous sub
stances in tobacco. It has been found
that iu old smoking pipes two other poi
sonous compounds are connected, namely,
pyridin and picoliu. The cause of the
investigation was the death of a child
who had been blowing oap-bubbles from
an old, dirty pipe. It was first put down
as a case of nicotin poisoning, but further
investigation showed the correctness of
the researches of Void and Euleuburg in
regard to the poisoning effects of what
they call the pyridin series, a product ijI
the dty distillation of tobacco, which act
by paralyzing the respiratory nerves,
causes death by exhaustive respiratory
convulsions, terminatingin total asphyxia;
so it was concluded that the child did not
die from nicotin, but from pyridin. This
view may be all the same to the public,
but it is not the same to the physician and
chemist, whose duty it is to ascertain the
correct causes of disease anddeath, in or
der to profit by this know lelgo for the
benefit of mankind. National Monthly.
A little fop, conceiving himself insulted
by a gentleman, who ventured to give
him some wholesome advice, strutted up
to him with an air of importance and said,
"Sir, you are a geiitlemaiil Here is my
card consider yourself challenged.
Should I be from home when you lumor
me w ith a call, l snail leave worn witli a
friend to set lie all the preliminaries to
yout-satisfact ion." To which he repli
ed, "Sir,-you are a fool ! Here is my card
consider your nose purred. Should I
be from home when you call on me, you
will find I have left orders with my ser
vant to show or kick you iuto the street
for your impudence."
A good mother was trying to explain to .
a young hopeful the other day about
fighting again.t the devil. After telling
the little fellow who the devil was and
how hard he was to resist successfully, ho
turned around and said: "Mamma, I'd be
seared of the old devil, but if I was to
come acioss one of his little dvviU I'd
knock the tuflin out of him."
Dr. Joh?rou was once asked, "Doctor,
don't you thiuk a man involved in trou
ble from which he cannot cehow he cau
extricate himself would 1ejuslifid ih
making way with himself by taking his
o'.ui life " "No." said the doctor, "let
him go to some country where he is not
known; not to the devil, where lie is
An old darkey has given us his remedy
for getting rid if cabbage worms, which
is as follows: He gathers a lot of dog fen
nel, puts it into a barrel and pours water
over it, lets it stand about twenty-four
hours, and then pour the water ou the
cabbage, which Will kill or drive tho
worms away. Cleveland Banner,
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