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PITTSBORO CHATHAM CO., X. C, MAY 8, 1870.
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To the Bereaved I
BEST OF MARBLE.
(hood Workmanship, and Cheapest and Largest
Variety in tbs Btate. Yards oorner Morgan and
Jllonot streets, below Wynn's livery stables.
Address all eommnnicatious to
CATTOM & WOLFE,
Raleigh, N. O.
W. L. LONDON Will Keep Them.
His Spring and Rummer Stock is very large
and extra Cheap, llemember,
HE KEEPS EVERYTHING
And always keeps a Fnll Snpply. lie keeps
the largest stock of rLOWS. PLOW CAST
INGS aud FAHMINQ IMPLEMENTS in the
Connty, whiob be sells at Victory Prices. Baa
Ball-tongues, Shovel-plows, 8weeps, etc., as
cheap as yon can bny the Iron or BtotL He
keeps the finest and beat stock of
BCOAllS, COFFEES. TE4B, CUBA MO
LAbSES, FINE HIKUrS AND FANCY
Ho bnys goods at the Lowest Trices, and
takes advantage of all disoonnts, and will sell
goods as cheap for CASH as they can be
bought in the State. You can always And
DRY GOODS !
FancT Goodj, ouch as Ilibbons, Flowers, Lacei,
VailH,' Ruffs, Collars, Coraets, Fans, .Vaiaeola,
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Ladies and Children. Oarriago Matorialt.
Nails Iron Furnitnre: ChowlrjR and Smoking
Tobauco. Cigars, tiuun"; Leather of all kinds,
aJ a thousand other thiugs at the
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W. L. LONDON.
rittsboro, N. O.
H. A. LONDON. Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
MTTSBOItO', N. C.
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feoer. s.d Oraa,., aa la Ih. Sopnn. aaC Trim
Bat yesterday this brook was bright
And tranquil as the clear moonlight
That woo the palm on Orient shares ;
Hut now a hoarse, dark stream it pours
Impetuous o'er its dark bed of rock,
And, almost with a thnnder-sbook,
Bills into currents fierce and fleet,
That dash white foam round oar feet
A raging whirl of waters rent
As if with angry discontent
A tempest In the night swept by,
Born of a murk and fiery sky,
And while the solid woodlands ahook,
It wreaked its fury on the brook.
The evil genius of the blast
Within its quit) bosom passed,
And therefore is it that a quiet tide,
Which used aa lovingly to glide
As thoughts through spirits sanctified,
Shows now a whirl of waters rent
As if with angry discontent.
I knew of late a creature bright
And gentle as the olear moonlight.
The tendarest and the kindest heart
Ood ever sent a loving part
To act on earth across whose life
A sudden passion swept in strife,
With wild, unhallowed forces rife
It stirred her nature's inmost deep
That nevermore shall rest or sleep ;
Remorse its rugged bed of rook,
O'er which for aye with thunder-shock,
The tides of feeling, fierce and fleet,
Are dashed to foam or icy sleet,
A raging whirl of waters, rent
By something worse than discontent
Paul H. Hayne.
ROMANCE OF A DISH-TOWEL.
'How happens it, Tom, that yon never
married V asked Harry Stanhope of his
friend, Tom Meredith, as the two saun
tered slowly along Broadway one fine
'Because I could never find any wo
man who wonld have mo, I suppose,'
answered Tom laughingly.
No use to tell me that, old fellow,' re
joined Harry. 'Girls are not so foolish
as to decline taking a good-looking man
like yon, with plenty of money; yet here
yon are, nearly thirty years old, and no
more prospect of settling than you had
ten years ago. Now, if it were me, why
the case is very difforent. A doctor,
just straggling into practice, is scarcely
considered 'eligible' by the match-mak
ing mammas, to say nothing of their
worldly-wiso daughters; but they are
ready and eager to smile upon yon,
and yon might as well make yonr
'Thank yon,' answered Tom, still
laughing. 'When I find a yonng lady
who onu oome np to my grandmother's
standard of domestic virtues, I will
invite her to become Mrs. Thomas Mer
'And what was your grandmother's
peculiar doctrine on the subject?' in
'I presamo she had mora than one,'
said Tom, 'but thin she particularly im
pressed npon my mind. 'Always look at
a woman's dish-towels,' sho would re
mark with much solemnity. 'No matter
how well she plays tho piano, or sings,
or how many languages sho can speak,
never marry her, nnless you see that sho
nses soft dry towels, and plenty of them,
when she wipes dishes I Be snre that a
girl who uses soiled or wet dish-towuls
does not know enough to bo the wife of
any honest man.'
Harry laughed at this definition ot
housewifely knowledge, but presently
said in a serious tone,
'There is considerable truth in the old
lady's ideas after all, but I don't quite
understand how, in those days, you can
apply the test; most young ladies that
we know, have nover seen a dish-towel.
Now I think of it, I promised to intro
duce yon to my cousins. There are
three of them, all bright, pretty girls,
though I think it doubtful whether they
would fulfill your grandmother's re
quirements as a wifo. Btill you may
find them pleasant acquaintances, and
if yon like I will go there with yon now.'
'Agreed,' responded Tom, and the
two friends found themselves in the
parlor of Mrs. Itenshaw, Harry's aunt.
'Mr. Meredith, let me introduce you
to my cousin, Miss Violet Itenshaw.'
And turning quickly he was surprised
at the sight of the tiny creature, so un
like her elder sisters. There was noth
ing magnificent and little that could be
strictly termed beautiful in the almost
childish figure, but something indescrib
ably winning in the olear, gray eyes,
and in the rich chestnut onrls that clus
tered about the broad low brow.
Tom had little time for observation,
however, as Ida and Adele olaimed all
bis attention, while Harry monopolized
Violet in a frank, brotherly way, quite
unlike his more formal and ceremonious
manner with the elder sisters.
'Wi 11, what do you think of my three
cousins f ' was Harry's natural question,
when he and Tom were once more in the
'I can only express my admiration by
saying that I wish it were possible to
divide myself into three separate and
distinct individuals that I might offer
each of the fair enslavers a hand and
heart,' replied Tom with much solem
nity. 'What, without even waiting to dis
cover whether their dish-towels are in
proper order V retorted his friend.
'I have a presentiment that I shall
forgot my revered grandmother's advice
until it is too laU, when the import
ant event of meeting my fate shall ar
'And then remember it for the rest of
your life, I suppose,' observed Harry;
'on the principle of 'marrying in haste
and repenting at leisure.' Well, I hope
my fair cousins will not be the cause of
such a catastrophe; but I must leave
you here, as I have a patient in this
And he ran hastily np the steps.
Left to himself, Tom sauntered slow
ly along, thinking of the yonng laJieB
whom he had just seen. It must be
confessed that little Violet occupied
but a very small portion of his thoughts,
which were filled with Ida and Adele.
'But I donbt if either of them ever saw
a dish-towel,' was his concluding reflec
tion, as he reached his boarding-house.
Weeks passed on. Tom was devoted
in his attentions to the Misses Benshaw.
Bumor had assigned him first to Ida,
then to Adele, and waited with impa
tience for the time when the engagement
should be publicly announced.
Meanwhile, almost every day brought
some good and sufficient excuse for him
to call at Mrs. Benshaw's pleasant
house; a new poem, the latest song, an
invitation for a drive, or a plan for some
exoursion. Of Violet he saw less than
of the other sisters, though they were
very friendly, and he treated her with
somewhat of the same brotherly frank
ness as Harry.
One lovely June morning, he present
ed himself at Mrs. Bonshaw's at quite
an early hour, intending to invite the
three sisters to pass the beautiful sum
mor day in a long country drive.
He noticed that there was some delay
in answering his ring, which was not
usually the case with Mrs. Benshaw's
well-trained servants, but at length he
heard a light footstep in the hall, and in
another moment the door was opened by
Violet. She had a broom in her hr.nd,
and a dusting-cap covered her bright
carls, but she bade him good-morning
with as much cordiality as usual, and
invited him to enter, adding
'Please walk into the dining-room, for
I am just sweeping the parlors.'
Secretly wondering, Tom obeyed. As
he turned the handle of the dining-room
door, there was a sudden rush, a hasty
bang of a door, and a hurried exclama
tion of 'Oh, Violet! how could you ?' and
he found himself in the prosonce of the
fair Adolo, though for a moment he
scarcely rocognized her in tho slovenly
dressed girl, with disheveled hair, who
stood by tlia break fast-table dabbling
the cups and saucers in some greasy
water and wiping them on towel which,
to suy the least, was very far from being
spotlessly clean. She colored and with
some confusion of manner said
'Ah, good-morning, Mr. Meredith. So
you have come to find us all at work
this morning. It happens that we havo
for our throe servants a brother and two
sisters. They received this morning the
news of their mother's dangerous illness,
aud mamma at once gave them all per
mission to go home. We supposed we
could get a woman who sometimes does
extra work for us, but she was engaged
for tho day, so we are obliged to do the
bost we can, ourselves. I assure yon,'
sho continued, with a little laugh which
Tom before had often thought pretty
and engaging, but which now sounded
false and affected, 'that I am by no
means accustomed to suoh work, nor have
I any desire to be oome so.'
'Cannot you allow me to assist you ?'
asked Tom politely. 'I was brought up
on a farm, and have often washed dishes
and made myself generally usof ul about
'You I' exclaimed Adele iu suah an as
tonished tono, that Tom could not for
Yes, certainly; why not?' ho in
quired. 'Oh I don't know only I thought
you never did anything,' stammered
Adele; then endeavoring to seem at ease,
she said hurriedly, 'Yes, if yon will help,
please take this heavy tea-kettle into the
kitchen, and set it on the stove.
Tom seized the kettle, and, throwing
open the door leading to the kitchen,
was crossing the room toward the stove,
when his progress was arrested by tho
sudden appearanoo of Ida from a store
room beyond. If Adele looked slovenly
and disheveled, what shall be said of
Ida ? An old dress, dirty and torn, slip
pers run down at the heel and but out
at the sides, no collar or ruffle, very lit
tle hair instead of the magnifloent tress
es he had so often admired, and what
there was hanging uncombed about ber
face, no wonder Tom stared in blank
A heavy frown took the place of the
usual smile, as she curtly bade him
good morning. Tom muttered an apol
ogy for his intrusion as ha deposited his
burden on the stove, and turned to re
trace his steps, just as Violet entered
from the dining-room. She did not see
him, but, addressing Ida, said
'Ban away now, Ida, dear, and dross
before callers oome for you. I have al
ready sent Adele op stairs, and will fin
ish the dishes now I have done my
'You have been long enough about it,
I hope,' muttered Ida ungraciously,
but nevertheless availing herself of h
sister's offer with much alacrity. 'Here
are the dish-towels, Violet, 'she said, ex
tending several greasy, blackened arti
cles to the young girl.
Tom had been meditating an escape
not an easy affair, aa the sisters stood
directly in his path; but at the word
dish-towels ho involuntarily stopped and
glancoJ around. 'No wonder my grand
mother cautioned me,' was his first
thought as the soiled towels met his
sight, and he hastily approved tho look
of disgust which crossed Violet's face
as she quietly laid thoso af-ide, and,
opening a drawer, took from it a plenti
ful supply, soft, dry and clean.
Ida and Adele had both disappeared,
and Tom ventured to renew hit offer of
assistance to Violet, who started a little
as she for the first time noticod his pres
ence. But sho recovered her compo
sure at once, and quietly auswored, as
she deftly filled tho dish-run with clean
'No, thank you, Mr. Meredith. I
shall do very woll without assistance.
My sisters have not JbrC much for me to
do. Yon had better walk into the par
lor, and they will soon join you.'
'Xo, indeed,' replied Tom. 'I will
take myself out of the way, with apolo
gies for my untimely intrusion, unless
you will really let mo be of some ser
vice. And bolieve me," he added earn
estly, with an admiring glance at the
neat little figure tripping so lightly
about tho kitchen, and mentally con
trasting her with her two sistors, 'you
will make mo very happy by allowing
me to help you.'
'Oh, very well,' said Violet, smiling
and blushing a little as she met his gaze.
If you are really so much in need of
employment, I will try to provide some
for yon. Suppose you set those dishes
on the lower shelf of the closot, as I
wash thorn then I can arrange them
after they are all done.'
Torn obeyed, ami was rewarded by be
ing allowed to bring a hod of coal from
the cellar, and do various othor little
errands, all the while he was notioing
the neatness and disnatch with which
Violet worked, and was especially ob
servant of the clean, dry dish-towels,
and the skill with which, when done
using them, she washed and Ecaldcd and
hnng them to dry.
He declined the invitation to dinner,
given by Mrs. Benshaw, when she
came and found him assisting Violet,
and made his way directly to Harry's
'I have made my choice at last, Har
ry 1' he announced : 'it is ono that would
Buit even my grandmother I'
'Might I inquire who is tho fortunate
damsel?' asked Harry, laying down his
book; 'and how aro you snre of your re
vered relative's approvulf
Tom told his morning experience, con
cluding with 'if she will only accept mo.
shall be the happiest man alivo, and
all owing to my dear oU graudmothor's
Xevr Orleans Homilies
Mr. Edward King, an accomplished
journalist, who has viaitod all the chief
cities of Europe and the l'nt, thus
writes of the women of New Orleans :
One thing may bo said of this city
without danger of contradiction, and
that is, that tho prettiest wumeu in the
world my feraitrino readers naturally
excepted rcsido here. Nowhere else
does one see such delicato, ethereal
types of beauty, nor such robust, en
during charms as some of tho Creole
matrons possess. The American ladies
fade earlier than their French sisters ;
perhaps they lead more oarnost aud ex
cited lives : aud they nlt-o raise larger
families. It is not at all uuommon to
see a mother who may still be called
young, with six. or seven children around
her. The girls of New Orleans are like
the rosea of this straugo Southern city ;
thero is a peouliar fascination in their
bloom, and one oxpoets it to last always
when, suddenly, it is gone I At a
matinee, in a theater, or nt tho priuci
pal churches in the American quarter,
there are a great numbers of interest
ing and piquant faces usually to be soon.
Christ Church, or the First Presbyte
rian, where the famous Dr. Palmer
preaches, aro the houses of worship
where ladies of distinguished beanty
do most congregato. And in carnival
season they aro to bo soon at thp balls
and parties during thoxo mad days jnBt
before the capital pnts on tho ahes and
sackcloth of penitence and goes sadly
and quietly through Lent. At the grand
ball giveu by the "Mystio Krewe Oo
mus" in the Varieties Theater, several
years ago, I saw 2,500 ladies gathered
together. It would not have been an
exaggeration of the truth to say of any
one of them that sho was beautiful. The
girls of French parentage do not receive
so elaborate an education as is given to
the Amerioan young ladies, but they
are generally blest with one or two ao
complishmontn and understand the art
of conversation to perfection. If they
are a little narrow and prejudiced in
their views, it is because they have
not cn joyed great opportunities of travel
and bocatiso they havo been taught by
their parents to resent the loss of the
old system, with its grand and irrespon
sible ways of spending money and mak
ing merry in elegant fashion.
Systematic vaccination has rarely had
a more complete vindication than was
offered by tho health returns of New
York oity last year. Out of 27,000
deaths but two were due to smallpox.
A solitary case last week was the first,
or nearly the first, during the current
There are fi.wm.OOO Free Masons in
A SA1) STORY.
Tlit S'ilmt!oii til r Youiiji l.ndy l.t-niN to n
lllnuily Aflrny lll wri-n lli-r Jlroibi-r mid
llrlrnycr Itruili of ihr l.ndy The I atliir
In Kflltil while Atl.'iiiftllug lu Avriijit Iter.
West Baltimore, Md., has been the
scene of a tragedy whioh was the after
result, of another less fatal tragedy,
whioh ooourred on Baltimore street a
short time ago, in the basement of a
large wholesale cloth honse ; the pri
mary cause of tho whole being the se
duotion and death of a young and inter
esting girl. The first act of this trag
edy which has already caused two lives,
occurred on tbo2:M day of last Decem
ber, Denwood B. Hinds, a young man
in the employ of Robert Moore 4 Co.,
was visited upon that day by William M.
James, an intimate companion. Hinds
at the time was in the basement of the
building, and thither James repaired.
s soon as he saw Hiuds, he aooused
him of the seduction of his (James')
sister. Hots words followed, and James
drew a revolver and began to discharge
load after load in rapid succession.
Hinds who was also armed, drew his
revolver and returned the fire. Each
man emptied his pistol, and it was ascer
tained that Hinds was shot in the left
temple just above the eye, over the
ght eye and in the right hand ; and
James once each in the left breast and
left arm ; neither dangerously hurt,
and both wore soon going about their
Miss James' delicato situation first
became known to her family by or about
the .late above given, and her lover's
refusal to consummate matters and save
her famo by marriage, bronght about
premature illuess, and she breathed her
last on the 15 th of March. With her last
breath she called npon Hinds to come to
her, but he persisiontly refused to re
spond to the summons, and his heart
lessness, it is said, as much as anything
elso, sent her to an early grave.
The fearful sequel to this tragical
story, was enacted a few days since.
Mr. James, the father of the unfortu
nate girl, came face to face with Den
wood B. Hinds. Without any prelim
inaries James drew a revolver as soon
as he caught sight of Hinds, and opened
fire. Hinds immediately returned the
fire, and several shots were fired by
both parties in rapid succession. Hinds
received a wound in tho fleshy part of
the arm, and his brother Harry, his
companion at the time, was slightly in
jured by a shot, also iu the arm. Mr.
James f" lieaJi and was fonnrl
nave received a bullot in the head, one
in the throat, one through the lungs.
and a fourth iu tho right chest. Hinds
was put under arrest.
A Woman Lawyer.
Lavinin Goodsel, who has attracted a
good doal of attention in Wisconsin by
drawing up a bill to tho State legisla
ture, providing that no person should
bo refused admission to the bar on ac
count of sex, and securing its passage,
seems to be possessed of unusual ener
gy and ot decided talent for law. She
owes her success and reputation entire
ly to her own nuaiJod exertion. Homo
time ago she was employed on a fashion
journal, but conoeiving that she could
do somothiug better, she resigned her
position and wont to Jauosville, Wis.,
whore her aged parents resided and
needed her assistance. Arrived there
she determined that sho would not set
tle down to washing dishes and making
over gowns, as most women do. Sko
ad long had a fancy for law, and had
convinced herself that sho possessed a
business head. Thorofore she began to
study law; kept at it for throo years,
pplied for admission to the circuit
court; pused a brilliant examination,
and was admitted. Sho gained her first
cases, and one of them having beeu car
ried to the supreme court, her right to
plead there was denied on account of
her sex. Sho reviowod the supreme
udgo's opinion in a legal journal, and
got tho better of him in argument, and
then went to work upon the legislature,
with the result already known. S.iruo
of the ablest lawyers in the State admire
her acumen aud learning, and declare
her to bo a born barrister. She is rep
resented as entirely feminine, notwith
standing her profession, and ono of tho
best of women in all the duties of life.
A Horrible Death in a ltollhii? Mill.
A terrible aooident occurred at a roll
ing mill in Cleveland, O. William Ra
leiffh. a waiter boy. was standing in
front of one of the rolls through which
bar of red hot iron was being run.
When the iron is at the right tempera
tnre tho bar is very pliable, but by
becoming chilled it takes all sorts of
fantastio forms, and flies and twists
about in every direction. The bar
wrapped itself about the boy and encir
cled him in its folds, literally burning
is body in twain. It was several mm
ntes before be could be extricated.
Meanwhile, the iron was searing bis
flesh, causing the most horrible ories ot
agony from the helpless sufferer. In a
few moments after he had been released
he died in terrible agony. His clothing
was completely torn and burned from
The colored citizens of Baltimore ale
sire teachera of their own people for the
colored schools, and propose making
test case to compel the board of educa
tion to appoint a colored pedagogue.
Lands in tho South.
A Southern paper commenting on the
large migration of people from the North
to the West in order to bettor their con-
tion, wonders why they do not come
South, and declares that "in Maryland
and Virginia, abounding in all kinds of
land, both rioh and impoverished, we
claim we can hold our own on our poor
est soils, either against Europe or the
West; all that is required is sufficient
capital and intelligent application of
means to ends. Our lands are cheaper
than either in Europe or the West; our
grain is worth more hero than in the
West, and the difference is more than
sufficient to justify the expense of the
improvement of our impoverished soils.
Our most impoverished soils are defi
cient in only a few of the ingredients of
fertility, and oan be bought up aud kept
np very cheaply with judicious husband-
It is only by snch husbaudry, on
small farms, with mixed products and
the added thrift, with tho duo amount
capital, that the advantages which
the West has over the Atlantic States in
ability to produce and deliver grain
oheaply. We can bring our land np to
the full valne of the best Western lands,
and at the same time make the interest
all our applications. The thing has
been done and is being done daily. Tn
the agricultural sections of Maryland,
Virginia, East Tennessee, North and
South Carolina and Georgia, where
these cheap lands exist, the climate is
the best in the world ; cattle thrive with
out stabling, there is little waste land,
and labor is cheap. This count ry, more
over, presents advantages over tho far
West, as already long occupied, having
churches and schools and railroads,
canal and water communications sum
mers longer, winters shorter, tempera
ture moro moderate."
The Duty of a Newspaper.
An attorney.in a recent speech before
jury in a libel suit, made use of tho
following language as showing tho func
tions of a newspaper: "There has grown
up a sort of an obligation, recognized
mutually by the press and people, by
whioh the people expect that the press,
as distributors ot useful intelligence,
shall inform them as well what is to bo
avoided as what is to bo sought, as well
what is to be suspected as what is to be
confided in, A newspaper as a garner-
er and distributor of news is a public
monitor, and it is bis duty to admonish
the peoolo oi' '' ''"
auu impostures and dishonesties. It is
to be a beacon as well as a guide; and
whenever a publio newspaper, through
the di versified appliances for the collec
tion and distribution of information, dis
covers auywhere in publio life and in
public avocations whether it bo a law
yer, or a clergyman, or a physician a
man, who instead of securing tno pub
lic welfare by honorable mothods and
proctioes, simply prowls about in the
back yard of his profession, and uses the
means and instrumentalities which hon
orable title gives him to pander to his
own lust and avarioe, or any other vile
pnsBion; &ud that paper fails to send ont
some admonitory voice and some signal
warniug.it is recreant to everyprinciplo of
duty and responsibility, and should bo
stigmatized by the public it pretended
Ottysbunr and Shiloli.
The late Gen. Richard Taylor, for
merly of the Confederate army, iu his
forthcoming book of personal expe
rienoes in the late war, says : "I hap
nfin to know that one or two of our
ablest and most trusted generals con
enrred with me in opinion that the fail
ure at Gettysburg and the fall of Vicks
burg in July, 1803, should have taught
the Confederate government and peo
nle the necessitv of estimating the
chances of defeat. A recent article in
the pnblic press," General Taylor con-
tinues. "signed by General Longstroet,
ascribes the failure at Gettysburg to Lee's
mistakes, which he (Longstreet) in vaiu
pointed out and remonstrated against."
Upon which his comment is, "J. hat any
subject involving the possession and
exercise of intelleot should be clear to
Longstreet and conooaled from Lee, is
a startling proposition to those having
knowledge of the two men." Of Sbiloh
Qeneral Taylor says : "One short hour
mora of life to Johnston wonld have
completed his (Grant's) destruction
Had it been possible for ono
heart, one mind aud one arm to save
the cause of the South, she lost them
when Albert Sidney Johnston fell on the
field of Shiloh."
Rontorlntr a Memorial Shaft.
When the Federal troops entered
South Carolina at the close of the war
they took possession of a memorial shaft
which the State proposed to erect to the
memory of General Stonewall Jackson
and it is now in charge of the war de
partment. In response to a letter from
Representative Evins, of that state, tne
secretary ot war writes that he will
make no objection to its return to Gov
In Missouri the lands, buildings and
shops of railroad companies, under a re
oent law, are to be assessed by the coun
ties in whioh they are situated, while
State board of equalization is to assess
the road bed at so much a mile, the
county courts then to certify to its cor
rectness, and the county through whioh
it passes to collect the tax.
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST.
Rich gold veiuB have been foaLd in
Wilkes county, Ga.
The Morylaud agrionltural college is
now out of debt and has sixty-six stu
dents. The New York elevated railway meets
with such great success as to necessitate
a third track.
Baltimore's fire department has a
horso which has been in active service
for twenty years.
New taxes, to the amount of $150,
000,000 a year, have been imposed on
France since the war.
One-fifth of the population of Rich
mond, Va., are Baptists. There are in
the city nine churches ot white Baptists
and ton of colored ones.
Tho adoption of American goods has
caused England's export trade to depre
ciate alarmingly, and causes serious
fears among her financiers. '
Although thero were only twelve hun
dred Amerioan exhibitors at the Paris
exhibition, the United States carried off
750 prizes, a larger proportion than any
The attendance at South Carolina's
schools during the past year, was 110,-2-I9;
of whom f.2,121 were colored, and
5-1.118 were white, an increase of 13.81U
over tho returns of the previous year.
Thero is now a channel twenty-seven
feet deep through tho Mississippi jet
ties, from the lighthouse to the deep
water of the gulf, and a twenty-five foot
channel for the same distance, with a
width of two hundred and thirty feet.
The Maryland fish commissioner has
secured 50,000 eggs of landlocked salmon
a fine fish which grows to a weight of
half a dozen pounds and the young fish,
when old enough, will be distributed in
the various lakes and streams of the
Mr. John Bright, addressing his con
stituents at Birmingham, England, said :
The government are imbecile at home
and turbulent and wicked abroad. I
leave them to the judgment of their con
stituencies and the heavy condemnation
Texas journals are making earnest
ppeals for farm hands. The crops
promise abundantly, but in some sec
tions tho apprehension is that there will
not be hands enough to gather them.
Cass county alone promises work for
000 farm laborers, "with plenty of
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The dairymen of Maryland have form
ed an association for the purpose of pro
testing the milk producers of the coun
try from unscrupulous city dealors who
do not oouduct business In an honorable
manner, both as regards paying the farm
ers for their milk and adulterating tho
same after it reaches tho city.
Tho Massachusetts legislature has
passed an aot permitting women to vote
tor members oi scuooi commuiees iu
tho towns and citios of that State; but to
become a voter it will be necessary for
tho women to go through such regular
forms of registration as may be required
for men, aud to pay a poll-tax, which in
Massachusetts is 92 per annum.
On tho 15th of April a heavy snow
storm visited Northern New York. The
spring season is a month later this year.
Lako Georgo was covered with ice .mi
inches thick. People and teams crossed
over Lake Champlain ou tho ico, and in
some parts of Saratoga the country
roads were impassable from snow druts.
Liverpool has suffered, and still suf
fers, from a terribly high rate of infant
mortality. Daring 'the past nine years
22 of every 1 ,000 infants born within
tho borough have died under one year of
age. This proportion declined from
;10 per 1,000 in the five years, lb7U 4
to 200 in the more recent four years.
Mr. George H. Stockslager, a well-
known citizen of Funkstown district,
Virginia, died suddenly recently. He
bad been plowing in a rocky piece oi
land and the plow struck a rock, and,
rebounding, struck him in the abdomen
in the vioinity of the large blood vessels,
causing a paralysis of the heart and al
most instant death.
As an instance ot the benefits confer
red by fish hatching, Dr. Wm. R. Cape
hart, owner of extensive fisheries in Al
bemarle sound, N. 0., three years ago
batched in a bouse of his own between
lOO.OiiO and 500,000 shad, and plaoed
thorn in the water near his fisheries.
This year bis catch has been very large,
while that of others on the sound was
below the average.
An eooentrio German of Baltim re in
his will, just offered for probate, warns
his "ohildren not to dispute among
themselvos concerning any article of the
will or sue each other; as in doing so
they would be throwing away their
money foolishly, as happens so ofton in
this country." Nevertheless some ot
his heirs are dissatisfied, and propose a
TIMB NOT TO lie RECALLED.
Mi.rk that swift arrow how it cuts the air, -How
it outruns the following eye 1
Use all reranasions now, and try
If thou canst call it back, or stay it there.
That way it went, but thou sbalt find
No track is left behind.
Fool ! 'tis thy life, and the fond archer thou
Of all the time thou s shot away
I'll bid thee fetch but yesterday,
And it shall be too hard a task to do.
Besides repentance, what canst find
That it hath left behind V