H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
KUlTOIt AM) ri.'OI'TlIETOU.
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PITTSIJOKO', CHATHAM CO., X. C MAHCJI 27, 1870.
Cheapest Goods & Best Variel
( AN UK F'lt'SiO AT
Hew Goods Received every Week.
You ran always find what you wUh at Lon
don'. IT keep tvcrytulng.
Dry Goods, C'loChlti, Carpeting, Hardware,
Ha Ware, Drags, ('rockory.Co.ifectioacry
Shoes, Boots, C.p, Hats, Camas
Materials. Sewing Machines 111,
Putty, Glass, Paints, Nails,
Iron, l'lows and I'low
Sola, Upptr and Harness Leathers,
Bhawls, Blanket, Um
brella", Corsets, Bi-lts, La
dles' Neck-Tits and Ruffs, Ham
burg Edgings, Laces, Furniture, ice.
Best Shirts In the Countrj Tor $1.
But 5-ccnt Cigar, Chewing and
Hmoking Tobacco, Bntiff,
Salt and MoIusbbs.
My stock Is a'ways complete In tvey line,
and gonda a'ways sold at tlie lowPNt prices.
Vpccial ludiicviU'-nls to I'tanh Buyers.
My motto, "A nliulile 8lxK.'iice is betid
ban a slow Shilling."
lAll kinds of produce taken.
W. L. LONDON,
Pittsboro. N. Carolina.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
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jtcjrSpecial At'prvion Paid to
J. J. JACKSON.
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t-T"All business entrusted to him wlllre.
cWrt prooipt a teutlou.
R. H. COWAN,
Staple & Fancr Or) Goods ( loth
log, Uats lloots. Shoes, No
ORIICKER V ana HOCUH I I3W.
PITTSBORO', W. C.
RALEIGH, . CAR.
t. H. CAMIROS. rrttilmt.
W. E. ANuKKSON. T Vs.
W. li. HICKrf, !c'y.
Tha only Homo Life Insurance Co. in
All tU fund loaned out AT IIO.IIK, and
mO"t; our own people. We do i 01 send
North Carol o t money nbrotd to build ui other
fkato. It ' one of the most succeslul cum
pantos of lis age In the Toiled Stales. Its as
set are amply sufficient. All lews paid
Jio nptly. Eight thousand dnll.in paid In tlx
it two years to families tn Chatham. It wl,
eost man aged thirty years o Iv tive cents a
day to Insu-a for o-i thousand do.lms.
Apply for further Information to
H.A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
PITTSBOhO', N. C.
Dr. A. D. MOORE,
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OaVr kls r-flaiil trtrim tn t. dl'i.ss of
Chalk, m. wlih aa npn o.f tairty yr. fc,
kua lu .mlr. sa.i.U.iloa.
Attorney at Law,
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Prastlm la Ik I'oarU ot CHalhaoi, n.ro.ll,
wn udOtuft, aait la Ik spram.aad FxUrm.
O. 6. POE,
9rf Stodi, OnearifJ k Qtneral Kerchtndlit,
All kinds of Flows and Castings, Boggy
KaUrlala, Tarsi ra, aU.
riTTKBORO', K. CAR.
Tli (it 'Men jiroroiitnnf our timl.
The thnriiy 1'itlli cur li'Ul has tnul,
Met i n iiifitiit fur other nitMi.
Thi imlptt. lit ltKclitut'iicff,
KtM'tt ivt'ry wnnl tliat ilmw from tltonri'
In in e;t nt lor other num.
Tin' Hint It thfrrhiicnunofii,
Theoti c.vt onl, thti wrt'lcheU. uu-an.
Art- ull or other utt ii.
Ami so front liuljilt down It ro
Tin ItM of sin our piijH'r ahowi
Are itutMlK itf ullier men.
Ami all ion-it Mil Mian, an they rrari,
ItVht ;iMy In their t Iiomou t ri t .l.
Ami High for other im.1
"IomI -Hve tliew Htm In ; lint 1 to oum,
W e iln not fe;ir the throiit'itli'K piiworrt
hlt-h eoiitiur wilier it-.i'ii.
Ami yet, oh, roailer, ioaieb your Uuitrt,
Ami see lnw little iIh up;irt,
Kroin tliuMjof othur men ;
ll"W niiK'hof .tr . DUth Utlue to t'liiiiic
The liitittulriK of u rlri'uiimtanotf
To yon ami other men.
In pKisp'roii'' tiny you fear no full.
Hut tl' kV fui tutiM t'liaiiKx ull
K'r you mid other liteu.
Oh. turn ii'Ui h he tT iuhl It he.
II you i-ouhl only oiiiy mhj
uurwlf oilier nteii
Ht'i all yi.iir tncaiineKW. ami how autall
At Ik-hI you aie. ami. alt r all.
Ituw like lltfntt oilier men.
All WAk Hhatl fall awuj,
KalM-uaK' K inert fi-nnn, an. I phiUHn-s M-reeiil
Our ottit-r ami our InmoHt tmlf from night.
All HtM'tal KlikHaurl hroail loth hit rvciilng
hull imu ih r with our Imm1Iih in uv ila :
Aiol. t-lotheit In tinmen i f tiauttlueoi.t I ght,
W e nh.ill lo'k hui k on them with pltlug Biiille,
LOVE IN A BALLOON.
Scmif time agi I whs KUijiuj; with Sir
lieorjie l l.ilio, witli u gnat oiiinuvr ol
H'iitiu then .ll kimla of umuBeiiieutb
giiug on. Drniug. riding, I'ltdiing, bIhriI
nig, ftt-rytliing, in I'uci. hir George k
tl.iiiliur, Kunny, wasolun my coiniiiniou
in Ihcito C'i('ilaiiias, hikI I was iimsider
ulily mrutk w lib her, fur lK us a girl to
wiioiii the fpitlH't "atuuiiiiig" applie
in lli i than umv uiIilt Hull l ma ariiiaiiiU(l
with. Miu .ouhl ride like Niimoil, aiu
tlouhl iliivc like .lehll, hIic c.iulii row like
i Imfon, ht coind dunce like IYi'ichore,
!! cnulil run like Uiana, itiie walk.o
l.ke Juno, and (M.e looked liKc Venus,
evin Hifii her miioke.
Oil, Hiiu wasiiHtiiniKT ! yon tdioutd have
heard that girl whi.-tle, and laugh vou
,-li.jnld have heard her l.iuli. S.ie waa a
Oehghilid eoiiipaiiioii. We TikIu together,
oroe lojellnr, li.shed together, walked
together, danced together, snug together;
I called her Funny, und kIic cullud me"
Tom. All i his could have hut one termi
uution, you know. 1 lell in love with
tier and Ueici mined to take the first op
portunity ol iiiiHiMiig. Ni one day when
e were out together, tUbing on the lake.
I went duw u on my knees among! the
gudgeoux, seized her huud, pressed it to
uy Huitcoiit, anil iu Imrniin; accents eu
l rented her to Income my wife.
'D.'U'l lie a tool," hbe said. "Now
drop it, do, and put me a fresh worm on "
On, l-'aniiy 1" I exclaimed; "don'i
alk about worms wheu marriage is iu
lllestioii. Only sa "
'I lell you what it is, now," ghe re
pliid, angrily, "if you dou'l drop it 1 1,
pitch j on out of the boat."
Gentlemen. 1 did not drop it, and I give
you my wi rd ol honor, with a Btnlden
Miove h he M iit me (lying into the water ;
i hen truing the scuIIk, whh a stroke or
twoshe pui several yaids lietween us, and
bumt in, on lilol laujihier that lortuuaielv
revetited her Ironi going any further, "l
I.WBHI up and climbed into the boat.
' Jenkins," said I lo myself, "revenge!
revenge t ' I disguised my feelings. I
laughed hidenuj. mockery of mirth I
laughed, pulled lo the bank, went to the
house und changed my cl.Hhes. When I
appeared ut the dinner-table, I perceived
i hat every one had lieen tntormed of my
ducking. Universal laiigliier greeted me.
Ouiiug dinner Kanny repeatedly wbis
( red to her neighbor and glanced at me.
Smothered laughter invariably followed.
"Jenkius!" aid I, "revenge!" The op
portunity soon olleied. There was to be
a balloon um'ciiI from the lawn, and Fan
ny hail tormented her f titer into lelling
Utr ascend with the aeronaut. I ius'auth
look my plaits ; bribed the aeronaut tii
pleud illness at the monieiit when the
machine should have risen ; learned from
him Iheinaiiagemeutofthe balloon, thnu::h
1 niiderbiiMHi that pretty well b. fore, and
calmly awaiied the result. The d ay came,
t he weather was fine. The balloon was
iiillaltd. F.mny was in the car. Every
thing waa ready, w hen the aeronaut suil
deuly fainted. He was carried into the
i he house, and Sir George accompanied
iiim. Funny was in despair.
"Am I lo lose my air exjied tinn?" she
exclaimed, looking over the side of lin
ear ; "some one understands the manage
ment of this, thing, surely T" Nobody I
1'om !" she called out to me, "you under
stand i. don't 'J-out"
l'erleetly, I answered.
"Come along, then," she cried; "be
quiik, before papa oomes back."
The company in general endeavored to
dissuade hei from her project, but of
course in vain. After a decent show of hes
itation, I climbed into the car. The bal
loon waa cast off. ami rapidly sailed heav
enward. There was scarcely a breath of
wind, and we rose almost straight up.
We rose ubovc the house, and she laughed
and said, "How jolly !''
We were higher than the highest trees,
und she smiled, and said it w s very kind
of me to come wiih her. We were so
high that the people below lin ked mere
slacks, and she hoied that I thoroughly
understood the management of the bal
loon. Now was my time.
"I understand The going up part," I
nnsw red ; "to come down is not so easy,"
and 1 whistled.
" What do you mean ?" she cried.
Why, when you wunt to go up faster,
you throw some mmd overboard." I re
plied, sui.iug the action to the word.
"Don't I foolish, Tom," she s iid, Irv
ing to appear quite calm and indifferent,
but trembling uncommonly.
" Foolish!' I said; " oh der. no, but
whether I go along the ground or up in
the air I like lo go I he pace, and an do you
Fanny, I know. Go it, you cripples I"
and over went another sand bag.
V liy, you're mad, surely." she whis
pered, iu uiler terror, and trivd to reach
the Iisk". lut 1 kept her hack
"Only w ilh love, my dear, " I answered.
smiling p'cnwintly ; "only with love for
you. Oh, Fanny, I adore you ! Say you
will be my wile."
' I gave you an answer llie other day,"
she replied; "one which I should think
vnu would have remembered, " she added,
laughing a little, notw itlisMinding berter
"I remember it perf clly." I answered,
hut 1 intend to have a different reply b
that. You we those live Mind bags? I
sh'll ask you tive times to become tin
wile. Every time you refuse I shall lino
over a sand bag so, lady fair, as the cab
man would say, n consider your decision
und consent to become Mis JenUins."
"I won't," she said; "I never will;
and let me tell you that yu are acting in
a very ungenliemanlv way to press ill"
" You ncied in a very ladylike way tin
other day, did you not,' I rejoined, "when
Voll knoekeil me out of the boat'" Shi
httiL'hed again, for she was a plucky girl,
and no mistake-a very plucky girl
"However," I went on, "it's no good ar
giiing about i' will you promise to givi
me your hand l!"
"Never!' she answered; "111 goto
Ursa M ijor tirst, thong i I ve got a his
enough bear ben, in all conscience. Stay!
you'd prefer Aquarius, wouldn't you? '
She looked so pi city that I was almosl
inclined to let her oil' 1 1 was only Irvine
to frighten her, of course I knew how
high we could go safely, well enough, and
how valuable the lile' o( Jenkins Wis to
bis country i, but resolution is one of tin
strong points of my chaiaeter, und when
I've begun a thing 1 like lo c rry i
through ; so I threw over another sunl
bag, and w histled the Dead M in h in Saul.
"Come, Mr. Jenkins." she said sudden
ly, "come, Tom, let us descend now, and
1 II promise losay nothing w hatever uboui
I continued the execution of the Dead
"Hut if you do not begin the descent in
once I'll tell papa the moment 1 get lout
on the ground."
I laughed, seized another hair, and look
ing steadily at her, said : "wilt you prom
ise lo give me your hand?"
' I've answered you already,' was the
Over went the sand, and the solemn
notes of the Dead March resouiideil
through the car.
"1 thought you were a gentleman,"
said Fanny, rising up in a tenil.le rage
from the bottom of the car, where she bad
ticen silling, and looking peifec'ly beau
liful in her wr.it h. " I, thought yon wen
a gentleman, but I find I was mistaken.
Why, a chimney -sweeper would not tiea
i lady in such a way. Do ymt know that
yon are risking your own life as well as
mine by your madness ?"
I explained that 1 adored her so much
thai to die in her company would be per
fect b'iss, so that I beggi d she would not
consider my feelings at ull. She dabbed
her beautiful hair from her face, and
standing perfectly erect, looking like the
Goddess of auger or lioadieea if you can
imagine that personage in a ImiIIih.ii she
said, '' I command yuu to begin the des
cent this instant !"
The Dead March, whistled in a manner
essentially gay ami lively, wax the onlv
res onse. Alter a few minutes' silence I
took up another bag, and said :
'We are gelling rather high ; if you d."
not decide soon we shall have Mercury
timing to tell us that we lire trespassing
will you promise me your hand?"
She sat iu sit ky silence in tin- bottom
ofthecT. 1 threw over the sand. Then
she tried another plan. Throwing herself
upon her knees, and bursting into tears,
she said :
Oh, forgive me for what I did the other
dav. It was very wrong, and I am very
sorry. Take me home, and I will be a
sister to you."
"Not a w ife?" said I.
"I can't ! 1 can't ! ' she answered.
Over went the fourth bag, and I bciran
to think she would bent me alter all. for I
did no! likcthe idea of going much higher.
I would not give in just yet, however. 1
whistled torn few moments, to give her
time lor reflection, and then said : ' Fan
ny, they say that marriages re made in
heaven if you do not take care, ours will
be sol 'inniz. d ihere."
I took up the fifth bag. ''Come," I
said, "my wife in life, or my companion
in death. Which is it to be?" and I pat
ted the sand bag in a cheerful manner.
She held her face in her bauds, but did
not answer. I nursed the bag in my arms,
as if it had been a baby.
"Coiue, Fanny, give me your promise."
I could hear her sobs. I'm the softest
heaitid crea'urc breathing, and would not
pain uny living Hi inn, and I con less she
had heat en me. I forgave her the duck
ing ; 1 forga-ve her for rejecting me. I
was on the point of lliugii g llie bag back
inlo tliecar, and saying, "Dearest Funny,
liirgive me for frightening you. Many
w homsocver you w ish. (live your lovely
baud to the lowest groom in your stables
L-ndow w i h your priceless beau y the
cnief of the Funki-wmiki Indians. What
ever happens, Jenkins is yourslavt your
dog your footstool. Ilia duty, hence
forth, is to go whithersoever you shall
older, to do whatever you shall com
maiid." I was just on the point of saving
litis, I repeat, when Fanny suddenly
locked up and s, id, with aqueeiish ex
pression upon her face :
You need not throw that last hag over.
I promise to give you my hand."
"With a 1 your heart?'' I iek'-d, quickly.
"With ull my heart," said she, with the
same strange look.
1 tossed the bag into the bo'tum of the
car, and opened the valve The balloon
descended. Genth men, will you believe
il? when we hail reached the ground
ami the balloon had been given over to its
recovered master, w hen I had helptd Fan
ny tenderly to the earth, and turned to
wards lo receive anew the promise of her
alf etion and her hand will vou Itelieve
it? .he gave me a box on tlie ear that
upset me against the car. and running to
her father, who at that moment rame tip,
she related to Iiim and the assembled com
pany what she called mv disgraceful ton
duct in the balloon, and cniieil by inform
ing me that till of her band that I was
likely to get had been alrendy Itcstowt d
upon my car. whii h she assured me had
been g'ven w ith all her heart.
Yon villain 1" said Sir George, advan
cing toward me with a horse-whip in his
hand. "You villain! I've a good mind
to break this over your back."
"Sir George, 'said I, "villain and Jen
kins must never be coupled in the same
sentence ; and as for ihe breskinc of this
whip, I'll relieve you of the trouble,' and
snatching it from his hand, I broke it in
two. and threw the pieces on the ground.
"And now I shall h ive the I nnorof w ish
ing you a good uioruing. Miss Flasher,
I forgive you ;" and I retired. Now I
ask you whether any speeimeu of female
rescbery equal to that has ever come
within your experience, and who her any
excuse can be made for such conduct ?
Now tliat resunipUoii is tin cstab
ished f:ict, it will not be iitniss to unc
iir leaders an insig t into (he mauni r
li which told and sil er coins mv
mule, or 'niiiito I.'' Willi Mrs end iu
.jew. h reporter ca'lcd on Sa urdny t.t
lie ollice t f . he I'll.ted State! as-nycr,
where every thma was bust ling wiih
business nnd exciciiieiit,
"The W txcHA wou'd like to present
its readers at tl tunc with a clear
idea of the woik'!, of your ollice, an l
.he pioccsv'of nn n l iii- coins, if you
will lie so good as to luiliisli it,' said
the reporter to one of llie su; oiintc.,
"With pleasure,'' lie r pliid. "iim! I
''el safe in saying that lite mint in
'.lilml It'lii.i is". second to none jutlic
world in the s-rl'eetioii of its luachitien ;
itnl only very recently lutve new niu
biucH In hi t ddi d to the large iiunilcr
already on liuud."
I n mi ing ihe re, ortcr into ltis privnte
ollice. lie continued: "In c neitin
the various metals used !y our cottutrv
i tit o coins, the I roces.-ca tire so similar
hut po-sibly a description ol miming
ifold tuny be tiiitlicieiit.
"Have you been unusually lntsy iu
your departiu. nt lately':"'
"We have been more tluiu lusy for
four mom lis past, it being expected
Ll tut it grand lusli would be made lor
i .hi coins on the first of the year; hut
t si ems that the t la borate preparations
.iave been iiiiiii ci ssary."
"Will they cout ii ue mititini; coins nt
lite same tales us in the pastr"'
"Yes, for Holm lime to cutui1. There
ire large, quantities ot ii.gots at till l he
"Will you explain the forinin of in
gots?" "The gold after being mim d is nt
o the assay ollices, the greater pint ol
it to this ollice, mid is alloual to the
proper utuudiird for coin. Kadi mint
lias its own u-sayiug depart tneiit. both
or llie reduction of such gold as il n
ecivts to nliUldal'd go d" its well as for
ts:iu' the stund.ird ol the ht.mii cd in
got from this and other oll'.c s. Tnc
tandard in this vouutry is nitie-tei.tlis
ihe pure gold and oiie-tcnlli all y aud
whenever tue assay of ing.. is or oilier
.'old is tilisiilisfacloiy it is adjusted to
the standard and reinultcd. lugolt arc
east of diU'ercnt thickness and weights,
iccoiding to the coin lo he cu: from
ihcni. I'poti reaching the mint, tliey
.ire lirst taken to the n 1 ing room
where tin y are subjected lo a n d hi at.
nnd then 'broken down1 b. tweeti lare
rollers of chilled cast iron diivcti by
steam. This operai ion is icpeati-d
several limes, till, by an w'j iklmeiit of
the rollers, they are reduci u to it thick
ticss of two-tenths i f an inch and live
iiicln s in width. The plates are then
annealed at red heat for half an lnur.
all. r which they are lilu' ged into ci 1 1
wti'er, rendeiiiig tbcin soft and pliable.
After additional annealing ihey are
gt'in ro. led, tins time, however, in
ilill'ert lit bets, till the pi.iti s are of t he
nquisitj thickmss, af cr which they
are cut into strips, which lo next to
the diaw iiig-iiiitchini s, making tin iu
n 1 of a requisite thiik.,cs from cud to
"Are all the nieta's treated alike in
the annealing process? '
"Yes; bill in drawing the gold
through these macliim s it must be
lubricated with wax, while silver is
passed through with the aid of common
grease. After tin Mrips have been
drawn out they are thoi oiudily cleaned
with hot water. Tlie strip-are then
Ut into lour pieces, and in the event
ot their beii.g short u! cr a nuiniie test
in it very delicate scale they are re
tutn. d to" the ineltilif pot. Tlie perfect
piece are then removed lo the cull ing
oiil room, where, y i heule ma
chinery, they are cut iu:o rou al b anks,
ju ta tii tit; larger than the inleiihil
coin. Tins machine is a marvel of ex
lieiliency, cutting blai.ks for two hun
dred and twenty d ub.e etudes, or two
bundled and lilt y similar blai.ks cicit
miuu'e. The blanks are then sent to
the adjusting room, win re every blank
is pctfictly examined to insure its pcr
I fulness; if too thin they ate re-melted,
and if loo thick are tiud dwu lo tlie
pro er standard.
"Is this Cit re exercised with all the
Oh, no; oi.Iy with gold, when? a
deviation of not more than three pei.ny
weiuhts is permissible in a thousand
dottble-eagli a. They ate then put into
a mi. ling madiiiic, whii h forms the
sliuht riiu on the edge or I he coin pur
posely made, protect the dewee uud let
ters 1 ruin wear. This rim is raised one
thirl -second part of an inch, and one
hundred ami titty double ciighs are
thus rimmed in a minute. They are
then subjected to a thoiough cleaning,
and poured into a vat contaiuii'g sul
huric acid d 1 it e.ljwith nine parts of
w. ter; they tire then taken out an l
driid in a revolving drum coutuui'tig
hot hi xwood sawdust, from which they
drop into a sieve which litis them of
the sawdust; they are again revolved
in another drum for an hour lo polish
eech other by attrition; they then be
come ready lor aiainping.''
"Can you explaiB the manner iu
which the dies are nudi V''
"lirielly. they aro-uiadc something
arter this fashion: The head or device
is first made ou a lame sc . le, live or
s x times the size of the coin, in wax,
from w hich a brass cast is taken; this
ciisl is the guide from which a reduced
copy it cut into steel by an in rcn ions
iransfeMng lathe, which reduces the
figure to its proper sixe. The machines
used for stamping are of very ingenious
construction, and may be said to lie al
most ;i u-rlect automaton, which, w in n
the blauks are fed to it thiouirh a tube,
takes each blank in succession with it
hand and lnxs it on tie face of the
lower die, Uolh faces of the coin are
struck with oli blow, whereupon the
ant' maton baud displaces il and puts
aiiotherbl.uk in its place. The pres
sure for a doublc-cajle is i qiial to "3
tons, and bU cau be coined in a minute.
Eiyht of ih se pr sses. dr'vcn by steam,
nrc.si: tiatcd in one room in the l'nila
dclphiu miit, mid work genen.l y
simiiliatii ouslv, t hereby minting Jo.iiiin
co ns an hour, w ith only a boy or girl
to attend cm'Ii machine; mid thai is
about all there is in coining inotie.''
"What lire the Weights of different
" The double eii'-de wc'uhs .Vil ef.iins
iind 1 s-er i old coins iu pn puli It.
I he capacity i f the lit tils is si own in
the fact ih I during I e uioiilli o I -i
1 1 1 1 H r Ihe co'tiaue whh us follow-:
Double ens;) s. l.V!,n.'t2 ji'mcs; eimlcs,
I l.'.i'.if; hall'-i aglcs. 70,-70; quarter
eiigles, 4 J (!IMI; ilo lafs, ;;,lin i pitccs a
trr til total ol JSrl.S. 0 picci s, vuliud at
if.'i it,' i. The total coina..e ..I s Iv. r
diirng th ni"titii wSi.275 J lit pieces.
iiinouiitiiiL' to 5f."( 74.:!iK).."tl or il grand
coinage of o.Ti.i.l ii pieces, amount inj
to j'.l, .'!(l.2.iu.."iii. Yts, sir. I assure ou
we have been very busy- and the re
porter h it him its In- disappear) d
through ,'i back il air in great haste.
A(ie 1 u k II (7 a kx.
WrUT ONE MAY L8.XRN IN AMERICA.
Young linn living in the I'ui'ed
States iind brought up in what we may
call the American school, h at n luoi.
all I lister of things it is useful lllnl
uecissirv to know than t he youtiu'ol
any nth' r cotin'ry in tin- woi id. '1 his
inf iini iliou liny gain, Ho! in schools
i.ud from books onlv, but oulsidc. ol
U ic strong pei'iil'ai ity i-erliiinly pre
tl intimites iu us tis a p o-lc It is pi o
" is i-eni'ss. We d not stand still.
Not motion only, bin a.lv iiu-etueiii .
it Ward aetini, is th 'law of our lile.
II Was surely not all Ainel ic in w ho
gave us an excuse lor nol ! reli hitc:
mil his hand tosavea in an from ilrowit
itigthal hit "hail not bi en introduced
I'ndoiihti d'v the newspaper, aril,
quite as cllicietiily, the peril d.cal
magazine, tin- popular lectures in
literary or seictit ilic topics ami politi
cal, polemical, hlstoi ieal. lesllatic.
social anil ecti llicoluuiciil discussions,
inert asc cur knowledge and store the
memory without ill'.uiwiih valuabli
in loini.it i'ti, which books yield onlv
slowly at il liiboi ious'y.
Wiihoui these ailvantages, wi' liout
thenl'iiiis inn! I'csoiirci-s of iiciiiir,tm.
it taming ami Using know edge ihu
I opiiliirly I'ouimiiiiicaicil. every inaa's
ei. Ileal loll, however Wi ll he NUIV lit
vcised in the leiirned lore of books,
though like Dr. 1' iisou, he may h ive
ilevoured the whole I'.odli ian lil ral v.
w ill si ill In- far bel nv the phine of real
lif. and solid us fulness.
In 1S.1-two Anc rican young nn n
li titl'l theiuseivcs in Talis, (im- wasa
c 1 itit I iu thi' Cu. tul Stalts nnnv,
spending a lur!o uh in the French
capital: his triuid. iu i-ivil life, an m-li-.iiijiiit
den z. ti o! the same ga tn. -tr
polis. Tiny had taki n tlv ir ( jeumr
in li e cafe iiml Were trat.q'i ll i njoy
mg tlieir ciitr. lies. Then; sat not lar
from thi'iu, il o.ie til his table, a oiiuu
.in leu. an of very p easing cxtci i.-r.
who, hav ng liiilshed bis nn-al. seetin il
lliti'lcsUtl in the sotiiew h ii free cuivci
siition of his Aiiieric.ui neighbors.
They spoke iiiii uiidlv in Knlisii. Ai
leiigih. r sing from his chair and atl
vaui'ing wall a p. litesilutation, he in
quired if he hail not llie I on r of ad
ilriSsing two Atni'i iciiii geiitlcmin.
Uep ying iu I'nglish atlii uiaiivelv, tin V
i vi ed lii in t.i a si at w i;h them, lie
Bind: 'T pireiivid. gentlemen, from
oiir convelsiitioii that you weic
Ann riciius, ami as I Invc Hot si cnanv
of your tia i m bcfino, I confess t i a
strong ile-ire to h am soun'i hing ol
your woittleilul country. Tucre sirs
two things iibout vou already Hut!
s rike me w i th sin pi ise, " he c ut iiim d.
ami tln n paiiscd, as itnl'iiiid to pro
ceed. Ktieourageil by their p-.li e and
allab'e inaiiiiets and being ties rul to
nr. tin I will his reinaik-. be said:
"One thing that strpiies me is your
fnlo:-. iii d aiitith. r is Unit you speak
English so well."
"Itidetd,'' Wits the it ply; "perhaps
yoll will be so goal us lo tell Us whit
c .h r ou slippostd us to hu.e as Auie.l
"liliick. of course!" wits the reply.
"I did nut know thai Americans weic
w li t-. Hal your speaking Eng. ish so
w el sir. pr. scd me quite as much or
What liiiigu.iu'e did you suppose
we e;j k ?" poli;cly dcuiandul the
"Whv .Inn -e.cii. of cours". Is not
that y uir native tongu. ?' was lus re
'Il is now our turn to express sur
prise," said the olli -cr. "You seem to
speak E.-glish Viiy well. How long
s. nee you h it England?"'
He leplied, with ii smile. "Me? 1
have never bci-u iu England in my
'liuleetl." they evclitimed ill once;
"where, f'en, have you learned t
sp'-.-ik the Kmtlish lauuiiagi' so well"
'In my native land,' he said, wita
an iulelitu'ctit twinkle ill bi eve, u;nl
then ad letl. alter a pause: "I am a na
livc of the Kiulisli Island of Mauritius,
ill whose schools ant colleges I hive
acquired what knowledge I have of the
English tongiii.'. "'
Al'ti-rmuliialexphinatioi'slhe Ai.n ri
cai.s I' ai mil tint the you ig Knlish
islainli r from the eastern coast of
Africa had but recently arrived in
France by the voyage direct to Mar
ceilles, and wa then on bis tour on the
continent, iiileiulnigto takethe llrlti h
Ish s ' a miiti hoinewiird. II s furl her
conversation w ill tin m showed him to
be a young uen1 h-iiniN of intelligence,
cultivation and such clu -ution asm' re
book in true ion t'oii!d ini a-t; but as
no bo- k look the tn ns 'otof u iii him
that the people of' thu U.iit d S at.-s
were wl i;.es or that they acl il illy spok
the E tgli.-h lan.Mi ige, of cour-Mi'lie was
not ml' rilled mi tin se obvious p nuts of
familiar know led e.
Ill view of theevitlrnt intelligence of
tin ir iuteiloeutiir and of his commend
able h aire for know ledge, our Ameri
r.ins dv:sed him. with chaiac'c ristio
candor, to change his iiogramme of
travel, and taking a a' earner from
lltvreto moeieilui once to the United
States and commence there his survey
of the great w-irld he was about to ex
plore, a.-siii ing l.im t hat he wou d glean
more knowledge of uu-u nnd tilings iu
six months' travel aud observation in
America tnauin as many years' cxp ri
mer ot any other country under the
The incident above reat d wou'd
probablv havfpasst d frotn th'-ineiiion
ol our com try men. but it happened
iiml a tew days alter our iiilny ollicet
I'otiiiil lil inso if in Eoi dou. a l u .1 ill II
ai niial duller of the "Aiithos' and
Aili-ts' I tin li " Iu theb il nip I coil -piiiy
weie many d stinguis ad per-ou-agi
s. Among them Wiis Lord E lea-mi-le,
then the rect utly-teliiriiftil i v-t-ruor-Geiit
ral of ( 'aiinda. win had
iraveltd exlitisively in this country.
He was toasttd uud made a spceih, in
the ci urse of which our American
ollicer was a little bin prised and nr.it i
lieil to In ar In in avow tie cunvictinii
ami give llie advice he had himself oi
ler d to his improvised frit mi ami fel
low travi Icr. iln- voting ISritish coioni-l
at I'.u is. II is, Eordsnip said, in view
ol liisn ci nt ohserva ion ami ex p. ri uec
as it traveler, "J.et niu advise our
fount i vim n mi), our country women,
too ;,b ui lotiavel for iinprovt nifiit
iild iu oi illation, to go to America,
liny ill llu-lc. Iu the L'uited States oli
ai l leal II faster and i.iiill in ire ill the
a quisilioti of usi-'ul know), die and in
he real uses ai d objects of foieign
navel in six months than in years o
roil in sig it-si-euig mid guiile-boi k
.-dic.iiiou iu Europe." L.t:r.,it ctt
A SUPEKB WOrtK OF ART.
T ie IV.uock II ill ol Delhi, p- cu
liarly set apart l u' tin: reception ol
in 1 ii ny, is a q lailranglf of luodirale
limetis.oiis. llie buihliug is a very
iicaiilifiil pitvi.ioii of while tinn l ie
iipp irlcl on massive pillars i f the
saint! niiiterial--the whole ol which,
with llie connecting ardn s, is liclny
oi n. mien ti d with tlowcrs of inlaiu
iiiosnie-work of dill'ercnl colored sttu.es
ai d gil ling, ll is rais- d on ti terruci
our feet high, tin- door of which i
coiuposeil of (lags of white luaibie.
11 tweeii cat h ol the fiont rows of pil
lars is a balu.ir.ulc. of marble, chastely
carved iu seveial designs ol p.-i f iratnl
work. The top o! t e iiiiihliug is ofi.a
iiieiueil Willi four marble pavilions
with gilt cup 1 .s Tue ceiling of the
pivilioii was origiuaily eoinpleli l
ovi-red with lilagree wink, but in IT'.i
the M ihia t.ts, a lt r a capture of tin
city, look the silver down ami inel.eu
.1 the value of ti.e same being est i
in.it. il al nearly Jfl ot i,iuo. In lb.
cornice at each einl o: i lie interior hall
sscu'p un il in lellcrs of g l l. m I . e
IVr.sian liin.it gt : "If tl ere is a piira-di-e
on ca 1 1 Ii, it is 1 his. " In Ibis hail
was the ta.uuiis peacock ihniue m
cal'etl ir.'in its huviug the ligtiii a ol tw.i
peacocks standing bt hind it. tin tr tail-hi-iug
expanded, uud lire whole si iu
aiitl wiln sapp aires, rubies, clue raids,
pcails. au I t tlicr precious stones oi
ippiojui.ite colors, as to represent lib-.
I he throne i s if was SIX leet long by
our let t bronl. It s ootl on six ma. -ive
feet, which, with the botlv,wer
-.olid gold, itiiatd with t unics, cm laid ,
mil iliam litis, ll ws sin inoiiiilei.
in a can py oi goltl .supported by twe.v.
pill rs, a.i rid ly eirlnuzui tl will,
.n.vlv- gems; aiiil a tringe of pearls
ornamented th -bordeis ol the canopy.
Iietweell the two peilcoi ks sto. d the
iigine of u parrot of the o.d nary si. ,
said to have been carved out ot u singli
eiiii r.ihl. Ou ei, her side of the throne
s:ood a clia la, or umbrella one ol
the Oriental rmidemsof ro.ury. Th y
Were luu Ic ol crimson Velvet, ricllii
embroiileieil ami fr.iue.l with pearls.
The liuii'.les were eight feet long, ol
solid g hl, ami stu id d w ilh diamonds.
Tnc cos, oi this sup rti work ol' art has
i .ci-ii varioiisU sta.etl at sums varying
roin .LT.ntlil IHX to .L'.'.,00 A'W. 1 1 was
planned anil i Xi cute I under the supcl
vidotiol Aiislitiile 15 ifde.itix.
, MOOKISri JUSTICE.
A certain Mmr of Tunis lost hi
puisu one ilay, containing sundry gold
p eces, or sequins. Desirous ol re
covering il, he proclaimed his mishap
ny means of the good otli -es of tin
town crier. Toe person who had
lound il was a man co spieiious or bis
prolii y, and the in ilneiil he di C ivereil
lowhoai il liclougeil, he hastened to
nlu:-u it to llr- owner. Tin latter,
i i i i.i ii i u In; hit I lodo with a rich mm.
thought ii a good opportunity for a
little illicit gain at lb . cxp.'iisi' of Iiim
who had sn conscientiously restoreii
it. II.' Ihieloie maintained tliat
there were eighty si q tins mis-ing out
of the pui'se, ami vi ih-uiiy iusis cd on
tlieir restitution. The quarrel became
uproarious, and w as of course relet red
to the decision of the 11 y. O .e man
dedit'ed tu.it the purse originally cou
ta m done hiiiiilretl si quins; wuile bis
adversary nilirmed. with in my oaths,
that heh.nl civ en it h.n k j 1st as he
found it. As both asseriious bore; the
same a peel of proiiabilil v, the Hey
was for a moment cmbarrasst d as to
his division, lie ask d, howev. r, to
see the purse, ami. having examine ! it
attentively, withdrew from il the
iii'incy it contained, ordering at the
same liui!' one hundred seiU.n8 to be
brought to him. Tlrise be tried to
put into 'he purse, which. how vcr,
would only contain about li ly. Then,
eni.tying it, he desired the prosecutoi
to try Ins hand at it, iind to fill it with
the bundled sequins which be bad
svvoru it i-r.g'uiiilly itr-losed. Of course
h was unable to do so; and the 1! y.
handing the purse and the sequ ns to
I he deli ml nit, said: "You had b'ltet
take pos-tobsioii of it, as it do -s not
an-wer the description f the one
lost," ut the same lime direc: ing t he
accuser to receive two hundred bl.iws
from the bastinado.
Colonel William It iss, lorniprly a
f I1UOU8 s'iige driver and xprcssmau of
Providence. It. I., who bail tin' lirst
express route on the Host on and Provi
dence Hail road, and al-o the first on
the Providence and Worcester H.iil
r 'ad, died recently. Wh n .lennv l.iud
visited Pi-ovitlence in 1H3I, Cuonel
lioss purchased the choice of seats al
English steel pens are almost ex
clusively made by women.
Tlie electric light, it is iinnoiiriced.
has prov d a failure in the great Lon
don tish m rk t tit li l ingsgate.
Mr. J hn H O "eh was recently
prevented from fu ti l;ng a h ctrr cn
ageint nt in Liverpool by au attack of
Mrs. CI urles ltrm k. who died re
cently ir L -ie-HtiTshirc, gave to tbf
Cburcli of Ivicland during her life nut
less than .f7ii(l,(HiO.
Tin re is a rumor that S'-rtetary
Scbtnz is engaged to marry on of the
daughters of a bighly-plHeed illuel' of
It is expected that there w'll be
tin re (uecusware shipped from Tren
ton. N..J , this year than ever before
in a t we've-mnolli.
The new- census of Augusta. Ga.,
just tiil-en. "laces t he population of the
city a' -J.'..s7l. This is an increase of
over 1.70' in the la-t two years.
Th Natio' al Ounrd of New Jer
ev iiumbi is S'A coitiniissioiii d nllici rs,
and J.'.Mii noii-couini ssi lied otlici-rs
and privatis. making a total ol !t,lSd.
Don M i rco A. S'to, President of
tlie Honduras licpublic. is very pa
triotic I'pon his election he found
the countty bin krupl, und used a
great deal of his own large I'm tune in
improving its condition. He moreover
n fust s to receive any salary for his ser
vices. Tim Viceroy of Inlia advises tin
iiniicxat ion of the whole of A'ghanis
ii ii . anil the advice cuiscsinuch indig
nation among tin- Liberals ut home,
who stigimitiK" such a measure as a
violation of tho professions of that
wily, everlastingly smart, utipriucipled
mountebank, trickster Jew, Hcacons
lieltl. On und a tier Mav 1st. ti-lcgnitits
within the hnii's of the octnl of Paris
wil! lie charged independently of the
number of words contain' d iu them,
and will be conveyed by pneumatic
lulus. Special forms will be provided,
tin) open despatches wiil be sent al a
itii'orm charge of oil ci litiines. and
his. d despatches at a charge ol 7.1 cen-
Three fi urths of al, the tobacco
onsuiiietl in Great 15 iiain is purchased
by poor people in ha f oiinc s. ami :s
sir StalTonl N rlheote's tax falls
heavily, especially on tic jv or, Ihe
'ailing fl iu consumption in nine
months w is about a million and a half
f pounds, while the income is only
?-(I.i,ihm more than if, to the poor who
i.uy in hull' ounces, the tax hail nut
--A tramp called at the house of a
Salem I Mass. i c'crgyn.an some days
igK, and iisked for money, at the same
nil" presenting it p ip-r represent ing
i lial the bearer was ",l pour widow
.votiian with lour sin ill children, and
i i oih-r n sou ce but ch irity," e c.
riie past r inquired of the fellow if h
i a widow. Tlie reply was: "Is it
vhat itstys? He writ il wrong again!"
ind Wiilkt il oil'.
The Austrian Parliament House
is to be provided w ith a new mi hine
or voting. inv -ntP'l byiho well-knowu
uginei r, M ivrhafer. A member, by
urcssing a handle, "yes" or "no,'' ou
his desk, liber tie a bill which falls
nlo au urn behind tin; President., uud
il t lie s line lim reveals the number
d the voter on a board on thii wall.
Fraud iu voting is impossible, uud the
linn; occupied is two miuulea.
Si. nna. Italy, where an earthquake
has overthrown two cliuichi s, is the
town tint eives its name to one of the
most useful of the mineral pigments
raw sienna, a brownish yellow clay,
which is the bust' of a rei dish color,
known as luii ut sienna. The province
of S enna also contains quarries of the
yellow, variegated marble known by
The Duke of Cumherland settled
i-n the Princess T.iyr i nt their mar
riage a stun of about '?j 10 oil.) a year, so
I n i iis the man iage lasts; if she sur
vives lii ill she will have iibout $;IG,OOJ
.1 year, with an estahli liinent, a silver
service for li ly person, an I carriages,
six horses, iVc. S.ie keeps her own
pro; rty and jewi Is. and is to have all
be uny at q nre, but the ltoyal Hano
verian jeweis return to the house of
llauover at In r death.
It uniania has seized upon Arah
Talaa as a part of her tr- sh iicquisiti. n,
the 1 ilinid clia, despite the protest of
Itussia; Todicbcti has ordered four
leuimiiits to seize the place, iind unless
Kiir.'pe interposes, there issoiueii.sk
of co.lisiou bel ween the forces of the
Czar and those of Prince Ki-'g
Ni.-holas. Already th"ra has been a
k inn ish h-twccu the M uscoviie troops
aud l In; It uinutiiuii police.
It isrep'rte l th it S iore Ali his
never quilted A'g'iiinistiin, that lie is
daily in reeeip: oi' ull important news
from Y.iko'iti Kli.ui. and ih it he is
massing f trees near Herat. The Eng
lish are said to be apprehensive of ad
vancing hislily, as ihe surrounding
semt-savage ti ilies, tliough (uite ready
lo Ut k ' in ir lilierally-dislribuleil
money in the friendliest way, are
nevertheless always ready to pilfer, cut
otf stragglers, pounce upon convoys,
and act ai guerdlas ou every opportu
nity. All Europe is still in terror of the
Russian pliigiie, and adopting mea
sures for preventing its extension,
while Russia is busy ti ling to suppress
it within her borders. It is said to have
disappear' d from the p iivinci' of As
tr clian .vhere Hie first outbreak oc
curred, bui it has broken out else
where in the more westeily arU f
that country, aud i said lo I ave made
its appearance in Turkey, but this is
denied. Russia coin, d.iiiiB of Itoumatiia
fir bavin quarantined her without
Living notice f her intendel measun,
and tl e feeling lietween the two
countries it far more hostile than should
exist between people lately so closely