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PITTSBORO CHATHAM CA, N. C, MAY 1, 1870.
To the Percaved !
BEST OF LIARBLE.
Oood Workmanship, and Cheapest end Largest
Variety in the State. : far, torn Morgan and
Blonnt etreets, below Wyon'e livery stables.
Aidress all eommnalaoUoDS to
Raleigh. K. O.
W. L LONDON Will Keep Them.
Hli Spring anil Pummer Block la very Urge
and extra Cheap. Ilemember,
HE KEEPS EVERTTHmG
And always keep, a Fall Supply. He keeps
the largest (took of PLOWS. PLOW CAST
INGS and FARMING IMPLEMENTS fat the
Ooonty, whioh be aelli at Faotory Prioe. Baa
Boll-tongues, BhOTel-plow., Sweeps.- eh?., m
cheap aa yon oaa boy tbe Iron or Bteel. He
keep tbe inert and beat itoek of
SUGARS, COFFEES, TEaS. CUBA MO
LAbSES, FINE HIRCPS AND FANCY
Ha buys goods at the Lowest Prioea, and
take, adrantage of all dlaeonnta, and will .ell
Kods aa eheap for CABH aa Uiey oan be
nght in the State. Yon oaa always find
Fancy Good., mob aa Ribbon., Fiowtre, Lacee,
Tail., Raff., Collars, Cornell, Fan., Patasols,
Umbrella., Notiona, Clothing,
TINWARE, DRUGS, FAIXTS MIXED AND
DRY OILS, CROCKERY. CON
FECTIONERIES. Very large a !oek Boot. Hata for Men, Bot.,
Ladies and Children. Carriage Material;
Naila. Iron Farnitnre: Cbewiug and Rnioking
Tobaoeo, Cigar., Huuff; Leather of all kinde,
and a thoaaand other thing, at the
CHEAP, STORE I
W. L. LONDON.
Fitiaboro, N. 0.
H. A. LONDON. Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
PITTSBORO', Ji. V.
9-Special Attention Paid to
J. J. JACKSON,
AT TOR NE Y-AT-L AW,
EaVAU buslnoea entrusted to him will re.
ealTe prompt attention.
W. B. AHDER80W,
P. A; WILIT,
CITIZENS .NATIONAL BANK,
RALEIGH, X. C.
Grocers, Commission Merchants and
FAYETTEVILLE. N. C.
RALEIGH, X. CAR.
F. H. CAMKRON. TYMftimt
W. K. AMDKKSON, Tit TVm.
W. H. HICKS,
The cnlj Home Life Insurance Co. in
All lta fund loaned out AT HOME, and
among: oar own people. We do not send
ltortnT Caroline money abroad to build up other
Butee. It la one of the moat encceasful com
pools, of Its aire In the United States. Its aa.
eele are amply suflklout. All losaea paid
promptly. light thousand dollara paid In th.
las Iwo year to families In Chatham. It will
oat a man aged thirty years only Are cenU a
day to Inaure for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further Information to
H.A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
PITTbBORO', n. C.
Attorney at Law,
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Iim Ml Oraage, la tte Sayremeaad federal
The Feel's Prayer.
The royal feast waa done; tbe knag
eougnt some new sport tebaalsh cere.
Aid to his jMtar ortad. "Sir toot,
Kneai aow, and auks for aa a prayer!"
The jester doffed his eap and bsU,
And stood the mocking ooart before;
ftieycowd not see tbe Utter aaute .
Behind the painted grin he won.
He bowed hi. bead aad bsot his kaaa
CpWa the monarch's ellkea stool;
Bit plina roioe .rose, "Ok Lord,
Be merciful to me, a looi!
"Ho pity, lord, eonld change the heart '
From red with ndi to whtss aa wool;
The rod most hssl the sin; bat Lord,
Be merciful to aa. a fooll
" Tla not by guilt the onward sweep
Of troth and right, eh Lord, ws stsy;
Tla by oar foUlee that so long
We bold the earth from hearen away.
"Tbw sltunsy feet, stlU In the mire,
Ou crnsaiaal elesaseas wsMwt mt
These hard, well-meaning hsnds we thrnst
Among tbe heart-strlags of a friend.
"The Ill-timed truth we might have kept
Who koowa bow sharp It pleroed and stungr
Tbe word we hare not sense to say
Who knows bow granJly It had rang?
"Onr faults no tenderness should sat,
The chastening stripe mnst olesnss them all;
Bnl for our blunders ob, in shame
Before the eyes of heevsa wa fall.
"Earth bears no balsam for mistakes;
Men orown the knave snd scourge the tool
Tbat did his will; bat Thou, oh Lord,
Be merciful to me, s lool!"
The room was hashed; In silenoe rose
The king, and sought his gardena cool,
And walked apart and murmured low,
"Be merciful to m, a fooll"
A Slight Misunderstanding,
'It is my opinion that it is nothing
under the sun, but little misunder
standing that will be all righted in the
coarse of a few weeks ; we had beat not
interfere yet awhile at least,' says Miss
Merideth, as she plied her needle in and
ont of the table cover she was embroid
ering in crewels.
'Bat he looks so woefully depressed
my heart aches for him, and as for Lil
ian, she mopes when he isn't by, and
when he is, aLe is entirely too gay and
high spirited to bo natural, by far. I
dou't see how the matter is to be 1 right
ed ' if one or the other of them don't
apologize t explain,' and Miss Moao
by's voice, as well as hands, tremble, as
she ' slipped one and took op two ' of the
stitches on the bead parse she was cro
oheting. The conversation was held in a cozy
little sitting-room off a largo parlor in a
fashionable boarding-honso, and the
speakers, Miss Merideth and Miss Mose
by, were maiden annts of the two nn
fortunatcs mentioned as being victims of
a 'uianuderstanding.' The affair in
question, waa ono of those erratic
oonrses into which the stream of true
love so often rnns.
Ralph Merideth had met and fallen
desperately in love with Lilian Moseby
that winter, while dwelling under the
same roof. He was a student attending
lectures at one of the colleges in the
city, preparatory to taking his degree,
and notwithstanding he had oonjngated
the verb in more than one language,
many times before, be now for the first
time understood what it meant when he
said : Te amo.'
He was a reserved, diffident, gentlo
sort of a fellow, unused to girls and their
ooquetries, and Lilian Moseby, who was
born a dirt, although a really true heart
ed girl, not only charged, but puzzled
him as well, with the ever varying
shades of character she assumed at
times. Lil had had scores of admirers be
fore, and her twenty years counted
twice his twenty-four, in point of ex
perienoe with the opposite sex. She
had never had just each a lover before,
however, and aa a 'rara avis' oonnts
doable in a girl's estimation of the
' game she baga ' or the scalps she adds
as trophies to her belt of fascinations
Lil felt not a little exaltation in know
ing that she was theonly girl to whom
Mr. Merideth had ever been known to
to pay his diffident, yet devoted atten
tions. The affair had progrossod favorably
for several weeks ; the two annts nod
ding their heads and smiling at the
young people's evident attraction for
one another, and oongratnlating them
selves that a match after their maiden
hearts were being made, without any
strong efforts on their parts. AH went
smoothly enough until tbe evening of
the 'Lady Washington Reception, a
little sociable gotten np by the boarders
in tbe house, to oelebrate Washington's
birthday. To this party esoh member
of the sociable was privileged to invite
a few friends. Among the strangers
present, a certain Lieutenant Rich,
gorgeous in his fall dress naval uniform,
the guest of Miss Moseby, was the ob
served of all observers. lie had jnst
returned from a three years' cruise, and
waa as pleased and glad to see his old
friends, Mias Moseby and Miaa Lilian,
again, aa were they delighted and proud
to weloome and introduce them to their
friends as tfuir invited gneat
Miss Lilian, the lieutenant quickly
discovered, had, in these years, some
what changed ; instead of the tall, half
awkward school girl he remembered, he
found a graceful, beautif al and seli-poev
sessed belle. It is not strange, there
fore, that he should, after the manner
of men, take particular pains to outdo
all the ether admirers at the shrine of
her loveliness, and manage to complete
ly monopolise her the greater part of
the evening himself. His name was
toon down upon her oard for all the
wallies, and whan not danoing, he waa
promenading with Iter, saying those
hundred little nothings which are so
eompanied ofttimee by anch glances as
mean everything I
Ralph Merideth's dark eyes saw it all;
from every quarter of the room he
watched the tableau vivmtit, gnawing at
the ends ot his mustache the while un
til it threatened to be a thing of rags and
tatters. He would not ask her to dance,
be waa not eoaregeous enough to brave
a refusal, and he did not dare hope ahe
bad saved corner for him on her card.
Some one standing behind him was
speaking of the oonple as they passed,
Lilian radiantly lovely in her pink bro
cade, the lieutenant dazzling in his
brass buttons. They made a handsome
pair. Over the top of her feather fan,
Lil caught a glimpse of the sullen, dark,
Othello-looking lover, and, it was in the
nature of the woman, she smiled all the
sweeter np in her partner's face.
' Didn't yon know it f ' said the voioe
behind Ralph, 'be and Miss Moseby
were engaged when children.'
A keen sharp pain, like a knife
through his heart, made him grow pale,
and he staggered ont into the ball. Ho
had believed so truly in her, and she
was a heartless coquette I Engaged to
this man from a ohild, and giving him
no intimation of it, nay, luring him on
to love her only in order to wound him
to the quick at last ! He harried oat of
the house and paced the wide streets un
til dawn, and from that time, as Miss
Moseby had noticed, he had not been
the same. Lilian had seen him but onoe
since. He kept out of her way. He
was 'very mnoh engaged in his studies,'
he said to ber ooldly, when she met him
on the stairs one evening, ana asked him
when he was coming in to hear her sing
It shall be 'Waiting,' she said, with
a tender smile and reproachful look.
' I would prefer to hear 'Beware,' he
answered, going steadily np the steps.
Theoonrsewos running very rough
and violent. The two aunts began to
feel that unless tbey took part at last,
the match would indeed never bo made.
' What would you have Ralph do ?'
asked Mias Morideth, after her friend
had pioked np the dropped stitches on
hor purse and was crocheting vigorously
again. ' He has not done anything to
apologize for, of that I am quite sore I'
' But ho might gpeak to Lilian I He
avoids her studiously ; they have not
met since the evening of the sociable to
talk and langh aud be friendly togethor.
What can she do ? not beg of him to
oome back! No, indeed, a woman a
pride will cause her to suffer a great
deal before she will humbly ask the
qnestion ' why f ' in the matter of a ' lit
tie misunderstanding' like this ; I know
all about it,' and Mias Moseby shook her
'You, my dear I' said Miss Merideth
looking np from her wools curiously into
her friend's face.
4 Yes, I were it not for my pride I,
to-day, might be a happy wife, aye, more,
mother too ; for then Harry Rich, that
handsome offloer, who was our guest the
night of the party, wonld have been my
son I ' aud Miss Moseby's eyes filled.
' Tour son I what do you mean f and
Miss Merideth drops her crewels in her
motion of surprise.
Why, I was engaged to be married
to Lieutenant Rich's father when I was
a very young girl ; we too, bad a little
misunderstanding, which a word might
have righted ; we too were both too
proud to speak it and he went West
and married and I am still Miss
There was a rustling of newspaper in
the adjoining room, and as Miss Moseby
ended her recital, Ralph Merideth walk
ed into the little sitting-room ; he was
pale to the lips.
'I beg your pardon, said he, in a low
tremulous voioe, ' but Mias Moseby, I
ooald not help overhearing your words
just now, trere yon engaged to Lieuten
ant Rich's father I"
' Yes, why do yon ask t ' replied Miss
Moseby, looking surprised enongh at
'And yonr niece, Lilian, is she engag
ed to the lieutenant?' said an eager
' No, certainly not ; Lilian is engaged
to nobody ; are yon crazy I '
'No, but I have been almost crazy
and quite a fool, Miss Moseby. Anntle
tell me, yon are a woman, and I am a
foolish boy ; does a woman knoto when a
man is in love with ber, without his
The two women looked at one anoth
er ; should they reveal to this man the
seorots of their sex t
Miss Moseby broke the silenoe. 'If
she is not in love with the man she does,
bnt there is that tender humility about
a woman's affection, bnt when her own
heart be tonohed, ahe wonders that the
man the loves, can think of snob as
Thank' yon,' he said, and in an in
stant left the room.
The two women looked at one another
again, nodded their head a, took np their
work and went np to their rooms to
gether. That same evening, after the two
maiden ladiea had gone to church, Lil
ian Moseby waa not a little startled and
surprised to see Ralph Merideth walk
into their private parlor, aa of ol L She
was sitting under the gaslight making
paper flowers, lilies for the Easter deco
rations. She rose qniokly as he came to
ward her, and in a timid toap, said :
'I am glad to see you-again Mr,
Merideth ; auntie has gone to church,
bnt I will entertain you as well as I oan
without her ; will yon be stated ? '
He still stood, looking down into her
now pale face.
1 1 wanted to see you alone, he be
gan, hesitatingly. I am going away
I came to say good-bye I want Lilian,
I want to tell yon that I love yon ; I
have wronged you in my thoughts, I
have been madly jealous and doubted
yonr truth and goodaeas, bnt I love
you,' He cams a step nearer. She did
not speak, bnt the oolot oarne and went
in her cheeks.
' Will yon not say one word ; that yon
forgive me Y I am waiting, Lilian ? '
She lifted her eyes, and they were lu
minous with a light he had never seen
before, but she smiled archly aa she
' Hod yon not best beivare,' Ralph f '
He opened his arms as he replied, in
a bolder tone :
' I cannot say more than that I love
yon. Will yon permit me T ' coming still
She pat out her hand for an answer,
and he folded hor to his heart.
The Cure For (Jossip.
Everybody mnst talk about some
thing. The poor fellow who was told
not to talk for fear that the people
wonld find ont that he was a fool, made
nothing by the experiment. He was
considered a fool because he did not
talk on some snbjeot or other. Every
body must have something to say, or
give np society. Of course, the topics
of conversation will relate to ahe sub
jects of knowledge. If a man is inter
ested in science he will talk about
science. If ho is an enthusiast in art
he will talk about art. If be is familiar
with literature, and is an intelligent and
persistent roader, he will naturally
bring forward literary topics in his con
versation. So with sooial and religions
questions. "Ont of the abundance
of tho heart tho month speaketh."
That of whioh the miud is full, that of
which it is furnished, will oome out in
The very simple reason why the world
is fall of gossip is that those who in
dulge in it have nothing else in them.
They must interest themselves in some
thing. They know nothing but what
they learn from day to day, in inter
course with, OLd observations of, their
neighbors. What those neighbors do,
what they say, what happens to them in
their social and business affairs, what
they wear, these become tho questions
of supreme interest. The personal and
social life around them this is the
book nnder ooustant perusal, and out of
this comes that pestiferous conversation
which we coll gossip. The world is full
of it; and in a million houses, all over
the country, nothing is talked of but
the personal affairs of neighbors.
What is the euro for gossip? Simply
cultnre. There is a great deal of gossip
that has no malignity in it Good
natured people talk about their neigh
bors because, and only because, they
have nothing else to talk about.
Qosf lp is always a personal confession
either of malice or imbecility, and the
young should not only shun it, bnt by
the most thorough culture relieve them
selves from all temptation to indulge in
it. It is low, frivolous, and too often a
dirty business. There are neighbor
hoods in whioh it rages like a pest.
Churches are split in pieces by it.
Neighbors make enemies by it for life.
In many persoM it degenerates into a
chronic diseafj which is practically
incurable. Let the young cure it while
A doctor was made to blush for his
ignorance, and the value of a woman's
wit demonstrated a few days ago in In
diana. A child at Fort Wayne had the
misfortune to suck a kernel of corn into
its windpipe. The doctor was sent for
in baste, and announced that it would
be necessary to perform the operation
of traohetomy to save the child's life.
The Hoosier mother, familiar with do
mestic surgery of a different sort, and
not pleased with the idea ot having the
e iild's windpipe cut open, seised the,
sufferer by one leg, and holding him
np, head downward, administered sun
dry resounding spanks. There waa a
sonnd not nnlike the report of a pop-gun
and the kernel of corn was ejected with
groat force. The child was at onoe re
lieved, and recovered, ot course.
The iron trade shows marked signs of
improvement in Ohio and neighboring
States. Furnaoe companies are said to
be putting their idle furnaces into blast,
rolling-mills and forges that have been
shut are starting np, and others are be
ginning to be run on double time.
There is an increased demand for pig
iron, and iron generally ia selling on
shorter time and nearer oash than for
merly. Altogether, the outlook ia rep
resented to be decidedly encouraging.
We suppose, when a woman has all
the nin raonv aha wants, aha has at
tained the pin nickel of her happineas.
We are asbamed of tnia, now we have
said it ; bnt never mind ; it will help to
fill rip. Ilawkrye.
Organdies have wide and beautiful
border for self -trimming.
Grenadines are seen in Btripes, as well
The fancy buntings are beautiful, and
Moss, wood brown, gray and black
are the colors of the new spring goods.
The hair must never be arranged
down on the head for full dress occa
sions. India muslin dresses are finished by
maasea of little soft raffles hemmed
with white or oolored floss.
Scarlet poppies and oream-hned
mignonettes mingle in millinery flow
ers. The walking hats nearly all droop in
front and rise high in the back, where
tho greater part of the trimming is mass
ed. The front has often no adornment
except two rows of rich ribbon placed
one above the other so as to show nil
their beauty, but at the back flowers
and knots of silk or satin are arranged
and feathers curve npward nntil their
tips rest upon the crown.
Perfectly plain nndros sed kid is sup
erseding embroidered gloves, both in
Paris and ia Lin don. Mittsstill re
main in favor for dinner wear.
Garnet is apparently to continue in
favor, if one may jadge from tho num
ber of garnet bonnots and from the fre
quency with which garnet ribbon is em
ployed as a trimming. In somo places
itia hold in place by garnet chips,
whioh fasten the strings at tho back,
and glow among the folds of velvet in
the face trimming in others; it ia com
bined with roses.
Necklaces, pendants, bracelets and
earrings of painted silk buttons,
sewed on to narrow ribbon of the same
shade, are pretty ornaments. On caoh
button is paiutod a beautiful siray of
A fashion journal in recounting the
magnificent costumes at a recent gather
ing in Washington thus desoribos one of
the dresses: It wits all white; tho satin
tcblier was covered with a network of
white oheuillo, and tho brocaded train
wa fastenod down at intervals with
large white chenille bows, and eveu the
long pointed bodioo was covered with
ohinelle network. This dress was mado
expressly to wear with a Bet of roaguitl
cent sapphires and diamonds. Auother
very beautiful dress had a skirt ot wlnto
watered Pukin, ninde in the now shapo
called "Serpent;" tho train trimmed
with fonr rows of white satin and uroton
laoe. It was drapod with silvery gauze,
brocaded with pink flowers. The paniers
were surrounded with garlands of silver
thistles, and two silvery-gauze scarfs
were fastened at the kneo with similar
thistles. The low-pointed bodice had n
garland of flowers crossing it; and the
headdress wan a chaplet of thistles
powdered with diamond".
The Largest Infant on Record.
The largest infant at a birth of which
there is anv authenticated record was
born in Ohio. The new-born boy was
twenty-three and three-quarter pounds
in weicht ftho ordinary weight being
about six pounds), and thirty inches in
height (the ordinary height being about
twenty inches). The ciroumference of
the head was nineteen inches, and the
foot was five and a half inches in length.
Six years ago the same woman became
the mother of a child eighteen pounds
in weight and twenty-four inches in
heittht. Tho size and weight of the
babe, though extraordinary, nre propor
tionate to the size of tho parents. The
mother. Mrs. M. V. Bates, of Nova Sco
tia, is seven feet and nine inches high ,
and the father, a Kentuckian, is seven
feet seven inches high.
Not long ago a man was run over and
killed by the cars at Evanstown, in the
neighborhood of Chicago. The body
was identified as that of Josiah Hill, a
resident ot South Bend, Ind., who hod
been at work on a farm at Winnetka,
five miles from Middletown. The wid
ow and daughter were inconsolable and
qnite broken down after the coroner's
inquest (whioh found that "Josiah Hill
came accidentally to his death,") and
the burial in the graveyard at South
Bend. Several daya later Mrs. Hill
mustered np energy enongh to go for
ber late husband's effects. Lo and be
hold I when she approached the farm
house there waa her husband quietly at
work in the barnyard. She fainted sev
era! times and could with difficulty be
induced to believe that it was only a
very strange case of mistaken identity.
As for Hill himself, it was the first he
had heard of his t wn death.
The foolishness of adopting any reme
dy proposed by other persons than phy
sicians is illustrated in the case of Simon
Linton, of Rntledge, Ala., who attempt
ed to cure earache, at the advice of a
friend, by dropping kerosene oil in the
afflioted member. In two daya time be
was a raving maniac.
Mr. Smith, the owner of the famons
trotting mare Goldsmith Maid, has been
offered $20,000 for the colt recently
born to the qneen of the turf. Its aire
is the fast stallion George Washington
SETTLERS VP IX A It MS.
(rnnlluR nn Military ('ompnnlr lo Pro
I ret Their I'roufrty Amiiiixt ICniroiiili
uietil by a ItHtlroml Corporation.
The San FranoLsco ChronMc gives
the particulars of the trouble between
the settlers and Southern Pacific, which
is virtually the Central Pacific railroad,
The account says:
A branch of what is termed the
Southern PaoiQo railroad extends from
Goshen, in Tulare oonnty, to tho foot
of the mountains, forty miles westward
in the great valley of the San Joaquin,
This branch is built at an angle extend
ingover a hundred miles distant from
the authorized line, as desoribod by the
map filed by the railroad oompony to
designate the route of their road
hence the grant of land made to the
railroad by Congress did not includo tho
land along the road as built.
The entire distance noross which tho
road was built was a sand and sago
brush waste. For about thirty miles
along tho eastern portion of the rood,
the land, barren and dosolate as it was,
was settled npon by a large number of
poor bnt resolute pioneers, who by toil
and endurance constructed about 400
miles of irrigating ditches, which
brought water npon this broad Sahara
and mode it one of tho richest garden
spots of the world. Land that was not
considered worth 81.25 per acre at once
became worth from $50 toglOOpcracre,
and all through tho patient labor of
these resoluto farmers.
The railroad owners claim that this
wonderful appreciation in value is due
to tho construction of the railroad. This
is shown to be untrue by the fact that
the land they claim along the westerly
ten miles of their road, and which is not
irrigated, cannot be sold for $2.50 per
ocro, although the quality is tho same
as the other. Tho men who Bottled
upon these lands woro nion without
means. They bad to construct the
ditches with their own hands. They
constructed hnts npon the moist lands
snrronnding Tulare lake, and raised the
food they lived upon while building tho
Many of tlicso men rocently informed
a roporter that they sometimes lived on
beans alono for wocks nt a time while
doing that work, and frequently they
did not know, when eating ono meal,
wbero tho next ono was to oome from.
And now the railroad company has com
menced hundreds of actions in ejectment
to evict these settlers from the homes
they have mado valuable. As might be
expected, they hava ritton np as one
man to defend and protect their firesides.
Six companies of cavalry were formed al
Hanford, on tho lino of V.o railroad, and
they express a determination to use such
foroo as may bo necessary to drive the
invader from their doors.
Tho settlors aro determined to carry
the contest to tho Supreme Court of the
United States, and insist that one case,
which shall be a test ono for all, is suf
ficient; but tho railroad company sees
fit to commence separato suits against
each one, evidontly with the intention
of freezing out most of them at law, and
thns forcing them to purchase theirown
homos at extortionate prioes from the
company. In the meantime every indi
vidual caso is to be prosecuted. Nover
wore a thousand men more determined.
The railroad company cannot afford to
invite the consequences of such a strug
gle, Tho settlers express a purpose to
die by their hearthstones rather than
submit to tho contemplated outrages,
and call npon tho oflioers of the law to
resign rather than execute the processes
nvoked to drive their friends and neigh
bors from the homes which they have
bnilt np, Unless prndenoo npon the
part of the railroad shall prevail, it is
more than probable that tho first great
blow against land m9nopoly and cor
poration greed will be struck in the San
Tho revenue offloers have caught two
adroit smugglers in New York harbor.
It was known that largo quantities of
tine Cuban cigars were put npon the
market without having paid duty, and
officers wore dispatched in a small tug
boat to wateh all incoming Havana
steamers. They wore Anally rewarded
by observing two men in a rowboat,
picking np packages from the surface
ot the water, whereupon the detectives
gave chase to the boat and captured the
men ami thoir booty, which proved to
be choice Havana oigars, wrapped care.
fully in India rubber bags, which had
been thrown overboard from an incom
A singular accident occurred to a
young lady in Illinois, who cleaned a
twelve bntton pair of kid gloves with
gasoline, put them on her hands to dry
in shape, and to facilitate matters thrust
her hands over a gas-jet, when the in
flammable material caught from the
flame, and before aid oonld bo rendered
the flesh was burned from her hands
An exohange says : " You can't ad
vertise enough in a week to last a whole
year, any more than yon can eat enough
in seven days to last 3C5, and yet some
so-called business men and boarding'
housekeepers seem to think bo."
One Kentucky family reports cine
oases of measels in active operation si
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST.
Paganini inspired Liszt.
Joe Jefferson is fifty years old.
A Gorman physician orders fresh
fruit and oysters for gout and indiges
tion. The famons trotting stallion Woodford
Mambrino, died in St. Louis a short
The Iowa Supreme Ooart says rail
roads are not responsible for locomotive
The first of April fonnd strawberries
were Belling in Philadelphia for $1.60
The Boston Globe thinks a felon oa
the hand ia wntae than two ia th peavi
It isn't the oaring of patients that
tronblos a yoang doctor as much as the
A newspaper man in Texas has mar
rio.i $2,000,000, and a sorrowing brother
adds "please exohange."
An Albany florist is endeavoring to
arrango a maton Dotween a Virginia
creeper and a scarlet runner.
An iron firm at Phconixville, Pa., has
taken a contract for building three
miles of bridges in tho repnblio of
Rev. Dr. Ingraham.who died recently
in Sootlandat the age of 103, is said
to have been the oldest minister in the
Mrs. John Horine, of Anderson oonn
ty, Kentucky, a few days ago gave birth
to five children at one time. Tbey are
all living and doing well.
The inmates of tbe Auburn (N. Y.)
State prison earned $11,230 during one
month ; the expenses footing np $9,934;
a profit of nearly $2,000.
Texas cattlo are on the move north
ward. The yield of the south western
part of the State this year will, it is es
timated, bo npward of 100,000.
Two hundred and eighty yonng men
have been fined $300 eaoh at Mnlhonse,
Alsace-Lorraine, for not presenting
themselves for the conscription.
In tho olden time a lady's hair rarely
c'tangod nntil she was over fifty; in
these days a lady's hair will often show
several shades of eolor before she is
Whilo the Connecticut Valley farmers
ore reducing the aoreage of the tobaoeo
crop, the York county (Pa.) agricultur
ists are putting more land to its culti
vation. If thoro are any more royal wedding,
loathe , receptions and departures, Mr.
Tennyson says ho shall strike for higher
wages. Tho laureate business is becom
Let a man pull a ntraw ont of a hay
mow at Leadville, Col., to pick his teeth
and the first thing he hears is: "Say,
yon thief, did yon know hay was worth
$200 a ton around here?"
Vast beds of superior magnetic iron
oro have boon discovered near Shimers
villo, Lehigh county, Pa., and extend
over an area of country twenty miles in
length and five in breadth.
At the funeral of ex-Sheriff Wm. S.
Hoginoump, of Paterson,N. J., 100 chil
dren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
were present. He had 18 chil
dren and all of them married.
There was a slim-built young damsel
in Taunton, ana nesn sne most
sadly was wantin' ; she had plenty of
chin, but hor form, ah, so thin, e'en a
skeleton skirt it looked gaunt in.
Tho ex Empross Cwlotta, the unfor
tunate widow of Maximilian, ia hereaf
ter to livo at the chateau of Bnnohout,
which dates from the twelfth century.
It was onoe ocoupiod by Everard de la
Mark, brother of the Wild Boar of Ar-
I wish yon wonld give me that gold
ring on your finger," Bail a village
dandy to a conntry girl, "lor it resem
bles the duration of my love for yoa ;
it has no end." "Excuse me, sir," she
said, "I choose to keep it, for it is like
my love for you ; it has no beginning."
The special train which brought Con
gressman Whiteaker from Ban Franois -co
to Washington to participate in the
organization of tho Honse, made the
quickest trip from ooean to ocean yet
recorded, occupying fonr days, fourteen
hours and thirty minutes actual run
Daring tho tea years ended Decem
ber 31st, 1878, no fewer than 1,159 per
sons were killed in London and 23,379
maimed or injured by vchioles of various
descriptions, the largest proportion of
acoidents being caused by light oarts,
by whioh 215 persons lost their lives
and 7,131 were injured.
Mrs. Willis, an aged lady ot Camber-
land oonnty, Ky., died recently, and
left Sl.COO to the editor ot the Glasgow
(Ky.) Times, in token of the comfort
she had found in reading his paper in
her a rrow. Every Western editor will
now begin to print columns of comfort
for aged and rich women.
Wash a baby np clean and drert him
np real pretty, and he will resist all ad
vances with a mst superlative cross
ness; but let him eat molasses ginger
bread aud fool around the coal hod for
a half-hour, and he will nestle his dear
little dirty face close np to yonr clean
shirt bosom, and be jnst the lovingest,
cunningest little rascal in all the world.