H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EUITOIC and rnoruiCTOK.
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PITTSBOHCV, CHATHAM CO., X. C, MAY 22, 1870.
F"r larger atlvertlmnieutB lllicriil contracts will be
To the Bereaved I
BEST OF MARBLE.
(3od Workmanship, and Cheapest and Largest
Variety in the Bute. Yards oornor Morgan and
Blount streets, below Wynn's livery stables.
Address all communications to
CAYTON & WOLTEi
Baleigh, N. O,
People Will Have New Goods,
W. L. LONDON Will Keep Them.
ITis Spring and Rummer Stock is very large
and extra Cheap. Remember,
BE KEEPS EVERYTHING
And always keeps a Full Bnpplv. lie keeps
the largest stock of FLOWS. PLOW CAST
INGS and FAHMING IMPLEMENTS in tho
County, which he sells at Factory Prices. Has
Bull-tongues, Shovel-plows, Sweeps, etc., as
oheap as yon can bay the Iron or Steel. lie
keeps the finest and best stock of
SUGAllS, COFFEES. TEA9, CUBA MO
LitsSES, fine hiruph and fancy
lie buys goods at the Lowest Frioes, and
takes advantage of all discounts, and will Bell
goods as cheap for CASH as they oan be
bought in the State. Yon can always find
DRY GOODS !
Fancy Goods, fuoh as Itibbons, Flowers, Laces,
VailH," liuUs, Collars, Corsets, Fans, I'aiaeols,
Umbrellas, Notions, Clothing,
TINWARE. DRUGS, FAINTS MIXED AND
DRY OILS, CROCKERY, CON
FECTIONERIES. Very large stock Boots. Hats for Men, Boys,
Ladies and Children. Oarriago Materials.
Nails Iron Furniture-. Chewing and Smokiag
Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff; Leather of all kinds,
and a thousand other things at the
W. L. LONDON.
rittoboro, N. 0.
H. A. LONDON, Jr..
Attorney at Law,
riTTNBOUO', X. V.
jfiySpecial Attention Paid to
J. J. JACKSON,
AT TOR NE Y-AT-L AW,
riTTSBORO', JV. C.
r?"AlI business entrusted to him will re
ceive prompt attention.
W. S. ANDERSOX.
P. A; WILXT
CITIZENS. NATIONAL BANK,
RALEIG1T, X. C.
J. D. WILLIAMS &CO.,
Qrooers, Commission Merchants and
PAYETTEYILLE. N. C.
RALEIGH, N. CAB.
F. H. CAMERON. Frtrtlrnt.
W. E. ANDERSON, Tift JYs.
W. II. BICKS, Stt'y.
Tho only Homo Life Insurance Co. in
All Ite fund loaned ont AT HOME, and
among our own people. We do not send
Vortn Carolina money abroad to build up other
Butea. It It one of the most successful com
panies of It age In the United States. Its as
set are amply sntQclent. All losers paid
promptly. Eight thousand dollars paid In tbt
fast two year to families In Chatham. It will
cost a man aged thirty years only live cents a
day to Insure for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further Information to
H.A.LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
PITT8BORO N. C.
Attorney at Law,
HTTSBOSO', IT. C,
ratfcM la th. Ooarts of Chatham, H.rm.M,
oraaauraBf., aa a la. DBjrmu.- -
Josephine to Napoleon.
Farewell, farewell, yes, forever;
Conld my sonl its fetters break,
I wouM now eaoh life-tie sever,
And no thrill of pain awako,
But f r those whom Heaven gave me
To illume my coming day,
When thro' years of lonely misery,
I sUall speed my wesry way.
I would still the anxions yearniogs,
I would say snbmlt my soul
To the deep and sore heart-burnings,
Thou would'st in thy pride control.
All my cradle life was sorrow,
Childhood, too, was most unlloetl
And to-day and each to-morrow
Will my baffled hopoa attest.
For the watch-fires dimmer, dimmer,
On love's altar sem to born,
And, alas! that f oeble glimmer '
Must to bate tny bosom torn.
Toeta sing i-j mournful numbers
AU the wrong of woman' heart,
Ail tb'j agony that slumbers,
Ere her pride would say depart!
And they tell us love is worthies
When its warmth and truth rjre dead;
It must be undying, changeless,
E'en when earthy shrines 'tre flod,
8tir not up the sleeping fountain
Whonce tho bitter waters flow,
Shake no more the hewing mountain,
With its pent-np fjes of woe!
I had strangely thought that never
More on earth I'd be deceived;
Trusted long, s ad hoped on over;
Every pledge of love believod.
AU the hop'js in life I cherished,
All the pride my nature know,
At thy feet have long since perished,
Hit '.o find thee, too, untrue!
Thor.gh no heir to fame and splendor
I have brought your kingly lino,
Ye t what wealth of love I rendor
Hortenae and Eugene are thine! '
Spurn not now my poor oblation ;
France may think it no mean thing,
When my blood shall give tho nation
Monarchs proud to rule as king!
Now, with pnrposo 2rm and steady,
I renounce my aitu in thee,
For full long Vie known thee ready
To recant toy vows to me.
Farewell! 'fit thy country's glory
Fill'st tiy mighty, kingly soul;
May thy future brilliant story
Bo jer richest, proudest goal!
Unearthed by a China Hunter.
"There, didn't I toll yon so. Mr. Freke?
Here is a find ! !)j yon eco that large
plate on tho upper shelf ? Old bnrut
china, as I am alive, of tho finest kind,
and a real beaotyl Who would ever
have expected finch a thing in a house
like thif;? All dusty too ; I don't snp-
pose tboy use it, or carefor it ia tho
least. People of tnis sort never do.
Well, I call this luck."
She had tho plate in her hands by this
timo, aaid was tnrning it over to examine
tho marks on the bottom, regardless of
dust or gloved fingers, when a clear
young voice from a doorway nttercd
tho words : "I beg yonr pardon, but did
you want any thing ?"
Mrs. Hunter jumped. Mr. Freke,
her young esoort, jumped also. His
"feeling ' for china was feeble; certainly
it would never havo led him to enter a
stranger's honse unbidden and rifle its
onpboards, and a sudden sense of guilt
sent the blood f urionsly into his face.
In the doorway behind them stood a girl
in a gingham dress, with a whito apron
tied about her slender waist, and thick
rolls of bright hazel hair twisted ronr.d
a pretty be td, ont of which lookeJ a
pair of grave and astonished brown eyor.
A remarkably pretty girl, and a lady
too ; voioe and aocent testified that, as
well aa the gentle telf-posse'sion with
which she now confronted theso unin
Mrs, Hunter recoveiel first. Women
generally do on such occasions. ' 'I bpg
yonr pardon," she said, with her pleat
antest manner. "We knocked several
times without being able to make any
one hear, and at last we veutnred to
walk in. Then I saw this curious old
pla'e on the shelf, and I couldn't re i it-
Do von uso it, may I ask, or is it of any
particular value to yon ? If not, I might
be glad to buy it, if your mother were
inolined to sell. It's a queer old thing,
bnt I have some which almost match it,
and I should like this."
"It belongs to my aunt Mrs. M trsh,"
replied the young lady, briefly. "I don't
think she would wish to part with it."
There was no invitation to linger in voioe
or manner, evidently she expected
them to go at once.
"Is your aunt at home ?" asked the un
daunted Mm. Hunter. "I should so
like to see her if she is."
"No, she is not at home." The tone
was perfectly gontle and polite, but still
with the underlying reserve and sur
prise which made Mr. Freke feel so un
comfortable. Mrs. Hunter apparently
did not share his sensations.
"I must come again some day when
she is at home," she went on. "It is.
really a delightful old plate. What are
these letters on it ; do you know ? I
can't make them out."
"The letters are 11. H. H. They stand
for Barbara Holdswortby Hagen," said
the girl, coming a step nearer.
"Was she a relation of 3 our aunt's?"
"Her great-grandmother. Allow me;
it seems to be dusty" taking the plate
from Mrs. Hunter's unwilling fingers.
'You mnst think us very impertinent
to meddle with yonr plate without per
mission. And indeed we were ; but
please forgive me. It was all my fault ;
my friend Mr. Freke here had nothing
to do with it, and the truth is, that I am
so foolishly fond of old china that I oan
not keep my hands off it wherever it is,
The tone was very winning, and Rp-'b
face relaxed in spite of itself. ir j,ara
Hagen Glenn was my giriv name bnt
no one ever called her ,4rhar. nr,t n
Aunt Marsh, who littlo for
pet names r , BOMBn.a ot arjT kinii
?.!f7.0flV Baid "Ry," and the crisp
iniie 11 M Boemea to Buit her better than
a lprger and a finer one oould.
"Do you think yonr aunt wonld likely
to be in to-morrow ?" continued Mrs.
Hunter. "I must come over and talk
with her about it ; or perhaps, Mr,
Freke, you will come for me if the Hoi
mans arrive and I am detained f "
Baby's face clouded a little.
"I do not think my aunt will sell the
piato, she said, in rather a constrained
voic j ; "but she will probably be at
"We can but try," laughed Mrs. Hun
ter. "Good-afternoon Miss Miss Marsh,
and thank you ever so muoh." She
swept down the walk. Mr. Freke
"It is very good of you to take so
muoh trouble for us," he said, in a tone
whose sinoenty Baby recognized. "Very
probably your aunt may not 'care to sell
the plate I should not myself if I
owned snoh a one bnt if Mrs. nunter
gives me the commission, I ehall cer
tainly come, for the pleasure of making
another call upon you." He lifted his
bat as he spoke, and with a courteous
bow followed Mrs. nunter down the
"That's a real gentleman," solilo
quized Baby, as they drove off. "And
she I don't know. She's pretty, and
her voice is pleasant, but somehow
there's a difference. I don't think I
like her quite."
Mr. Freke did drive over next day.
He was received very grimly by Annt
Sabina Marsh, whom he fonnd in
trenched, as it were, in front of her cor
ner enpboard, and resolved not to cede
her plato or listen to any arguments
whatever on the subject. This refusal,
sooth to say, caused no particular grief
to the disloyal messenger. Ho cared
little for tho plate, but a good deal for
the chance of another chat with Baby,
who was more piquantly pretty than
ever, in the effort to hide her amuse
ment at her annt's grim and defiant man
ners. Ernest Freke made one more call at
tho old honse before he went back to
town, but only one. "I conld fall in
lovo with that girl," he said to himself
as ho drove homeward ; and he made a
little picture in his mind of Riby in a
fresh morning dress, pouring coffee at
the opposite end of a dainty breakfast
table for two, with ennshino streaming
through an open window behind, and
touching with glints of gold all that
beautiful hazel hair of herr i pretty
picture. Ernest Freke was half artist,
and his imagination naturally conjured
suoh scenes ; but he shook his head. He
could not afford to marry (that point
was settled long ago), unless, indeed
l!ut here he shook his head again. The
chances were against his falling in love
with a girl who had money, lie could
not do without the money, and he would
not do without the love, so ho dismissed
the idea of marriage. He was an hon
orable young fellow at heart, however,
and he wonld not go again to see Baby.
"What's the use?" he told himself.
"Better not." But Mrs. Hanter and
her guests became wearisome to him
after that, and presently ho went bock
to town and to his business, in which be
immersed himself. For a while Baby's
face floated before bis eyes ; but tho
image dimmed as months went by, and
in timo would probably have faded ont
altogether, had it not been recalled odd
ly and unexpectedly by the following
He was passing one day the shop of a
taxidermiot, an elderly man, with whom
he had some blight acquaintance, when
ho beard his namo called.
"Did you waHt me, Mr. Balch J" put
ting hia head in at the door. "I thought
I heard your voice,"
"Oh yes, Mr. Freke, I did want yon
very mnoh, and I ventured to call and
stop you," replied Mr. Bilcb, Lurrying
ont from an inner room, "Excuse me ;
I just waited to put on my coat It's
about Mrs. Morpeth's will, Mr. Freke."
"And who was Mrs. Morpeth?" asked
Ernest, seating himself on a wooden
"Mrs. Morpeth, sir 1 Why, you must
know, I think, or at least you will know
her bouse, the one with the qneer steps,
in Dunn street the E tiled Home, aa
the neighbors call it."
"Oh, that queer, handsome oi l house
next to tho junk-shop ? I do remember.
I have often wondered who lived there.
And what did Mrs. Morpeth do about a
"Well, that's just it, sir. I'm ia a
great difficulty. Mrs. Morpeth left me
her executor, sir, and I don't know
what to do abnnt it. Yun two, sir,
there's a good bit of property a very
good bit. She was clever, for a woman,
very clever. And she bought up real
estate here and there all over the city.
And there's the Bailed Honse and what
it hoi Jg ; fifty thousand dollars, I should
say it was worth, at the leant ; some
folks think it will foot up sixty."
"That's a nice sum indeed. Hat what
is your d fllonlty f Who are the heirs?"
"That's just it, Mr. Freke nobody
era tell, sir. It is left to But I have
a copy of the will here ; 1 11 show you."
The document, briefly drawn, bnt in
strict legal form, devised all property
of every description of whioh the tes
tator might die possessed "to the child
or children of my niece Eihor La Baron,
eldest daughter of fly aiuter Either
Flatt. I do not kflbw their present
name or residence." That was all.
Nothing could be more indefinite.
"Are there no IctteH oi papers in the
honso to give a clew k
' I haven't lit on any, nr. Bat then
I haven't searched reaplai. Cjuld you
spare time to step ronnd .here with me,
Jlr. I reke7 I should bo very grate
"I couldn't tc-day, bnt I might to mor
row." So the appointment was mado.
The Bailed Honse hiul been a atatcly
mansion in its day, with other stately
mansions about it, Nov, with a junk
shop on either side, and a row of sailora'
boarding-houses oppociio, it looked liko
the wreck of a fine old frigato aground
in the mud of somo ignalilo harbor. In
side, it held a mino of riches for the curiosity-lover.
Xothing had boeu added
and nothing taken awty for a century
past. No papers were to bo fonnd, how
ever, and as one receptacle after another
was vainly searched, tie littlo taxider
mist grew disconsolate.
Why, Mr. Freke, what is it ? what
have you found, sir?" for his compon
had uttered a sudden exclamation.
There, on tho shelves of a buffet
which he had just opeued, were rarjgnd
in splendid row platteri and dishes and
cups of magnificent India china, blue,
crimson, and gold, wi'.h on eaoh tho
same little shield and monogram, in
sharp, gleaming lines of color, whioh he
had last seen in fadod tints on the old
plate in Mrs. Sabina Marsh's cupboard
months before. It Tas oertainly the
same ; he recognized ;t instantly. Bnt
how came it hore ? And what was the
link between this rich and lonely dead
woman and Mra. Mireh and pretty Bby
in their quaint solitndo and baro pov
He made no distinct explanation to
the puzzled executor, but advised him
to defer advertising for a little ; and the
next day but one found him at the gate
of the old honse again. No bright girl
faco smiled a welcome this timo ; Biby
had gone back to her school-teaching,
and Annt Sabina, grim as ever, received
Her distant and suspicious manner
gradually thawed as she discerned tho
meaning of his questions. Mrs. Mor
peth was her aunt, her mother's sister.
Her grandmother's name was Piatt, and
her mother was the Barbara Holdswortby
Hagen of the china monogram. Yes,
her mother did marry a Le Baron. He
was a Frenchman. Ho did not live very
long after tho marriage. Did he turn
out badly? She could not say it
wasn't for her to speak ill of her own
father, bnt tho family took offiiuse, and
never wonld have anything to do with
her mother afterward. No, she never
saw her annt, and she never wanted to.
In her opinion, they treated her mother
shamefully. Eiby's mother was older
than she, two years older. She was
dead now, and so was Mr. (r'.enn. Ilaby
was the only child. Prove it f Why, of
course she oould ; but why should she ?
Everybody knew about the Marshes
and the Olenns every body that had
any business to, that was. And pray
why did the gentleman ask all these
questions ? what concern was it of his,
So Baby was the heirose.
There was a great deal of confusion
in Ernest Freko's mind after this. He
gavo his best services to proving Baby's
title and putting her in posgossion'of her
grent-aunt's bequest, and for this end
it was needful that they should meet ;
but these interviews were of a strictly
business character. Ernest kept them
so. "I won't make up to a girl, now
she is rich, whom I deliberately turned
away from when she was poor," he said
to himself. Biby was not a littlo nr-
grievod by this turn of affairs. "He
won't even let me thank him comforta
bly," she told her aunt. "He just bows
and goes away,"
After awhile she and Mrs. Marsh came
to the city, and then they met oftener.
There were plenty of people to show
attention to a young and beantif nl heir
ess. Mr. Freke was always encounter
ing Miss Glean at dinners or at parties.
After awhile he ceased to fight against
the new and sweet influence which had
oome into his life. He asked Baby to
marry him, telling ber the manful truth
about himsolf, and leaving her to judge
' I don't think yon weie to blame
muoh I" pronounced Biby, lifting her
soft eyea with a look whioh sent a thrill
to all his nerves. "A man can't always
marry a girl, even be likes her. And you
hadn't seen me but three times, yea
know. It was much more honorable in
you to stop than to go on a little longer
and make me like you more."
This "more" was irresistible. It
caused an interruption.
There's one thing I would like so
much to do," resumed Baby a little
later. "You'll help me manage it,
won't yon, Ernest f I want to send Mrs.
Hunter ono of thoi big plate, like that
old cracked one which she wanted to
bny. Do you think I might, and will
you take it to her ? It is a sort of debt,
for if she hadn't come cariosity-hunting
that duy, I might never have seen you,
or heard of Aunt Morpeth or her will,
"Bless the old plate, then I" inter
rupted Ernest Freke. "Send Mrs. Han
ter a new one, by all moans ; but that
old one we will have framed, and hang
np on our walls, and koep always, won't
And they did. Ilarper'a Bazar,
Jerusalem of To-day.
A traveler to tho Holy Land writing
of Jerusalem, says: The only public
buildings in the city worth speaking of
at all are the churches, of one kind and an-
other.and as a rule these are quite no uu
i reposing relatively as the private bouses.
The chnrch of tho H'jly Sepulohre, the
great central point of interest in the
city, is neither impressive in size nor
fino in style. Its exterior is almost en
tirely hidden from view by the misera
ble structures surrounding it on every
side, while its interior is so dialed in
its elovations, so cut np into chnpels and
sub-sections, and so cluttered np with
tawdry fittings of ono kind and another
as to entirely destroy whatever of grace
of stylo and harmony of proportions it
once may havo possessed. The much
bilked of Mosque of Omar, which occu
pies tho sito of Solomon's Temple, and
claims to havo Jacob's sacrificial stone
within its walls, has a magnificent dome,
some really beantif til windows, and somo
flue ornamentation, both inside and out;
bnt tho building as a whole is not ex
tensive in scale nor grand or pleasing
in design. Besides, there is considera
ble oheap imitation decoration observa
ble in many parts, which detracts great
ly from its dignity and effect when ex
amined closely. The other notable
mosqne, ttmt of Aksar, standing also on
tho old Temple plateau, covers a goo.l
deal of ground, but that is about the
most that can be said of it. It is neither
lofty, massive nor graceful, nor in any
way particularly attractive to my way of
thinking, at least. Tho Armenian
Church of St. Jauies comes next in size
and importance, but in any other city
than Jerusalem it would not bo likely to
attract attention; much less bo regarded
as an architectural lion. It has, howev
er some furnishings that are uniqno to a
western eye. There are two Jewish syn
agogues, also, whose conspicuous domes
one green tho other white lead the
visitor to expect something worth see
ing when they are reached. Snoh au
expectation will not bo realized, howev
er. One is quite old, tho other compar
atively now, but both aro burr.), dreary
places, poorly furnished, decorated in
wretched taste, and exceedingly dirty in
The EiurlMi ( liampioii.
Of Brown, who hns just won the grand
six-days walking contest in L uidoii,
beating Corh.y, tho ex rliampiim, the
only thing that can bo said is that lie in
a marvel. He beat all previous rceordB
at tho end of every hundred tuilrH, ac
complishing, for the first timo in the
history of pedcstriauiHtn, 30!) miles in
three days, besides having nix and n half
miles to spare. Throughout the race he
was remarkably fresh, full of fire ntul
never showing the effect of the terrible
trial. He had an attack of giddiness,
but this did not at all result from weak
ness or from overexertion, as was roved
by his reappearance on tho track.
During the last hour and a half Brown
and Weston were the only men on tho
track. Brown walked with an easy,
swinging gait, showing nil the least sign
of stiffuesp. Every few minutes he
would break into a brisk run, occasion
ally challenging Weston, and always easi
ly passing him. As he went round the
track ho was greeted with hearty cheer
ing by the immense multitude around.
He would respond to the enthusiasm by
increasing his speed, continuing this for
a long time.
Brown is undoubtedly the most mar
velous pedestrian who has yet appeared.
His physical condition is absolutely per
fect. He has a round, pleasant face,
full of rich blood, which contrasted in a
marked manner with the thin, jaded
look of the others. So little did he Hhow
any signs of fatigue that it was 1m-lieved
ho might have continued easily several
days longer. When the band began
playing for the last time the immense
crowd pressed cloee to tho rails, and,
cheennir, r .ed 'Go on!' The pedestri
an then sprang into a swift run, with a
faultless action that will long be the
wonder of pedeetrianism.
Brown covered 5-12 miles and some
laps, being twenty-two miles greater
distance than has ever been walked in
the same space of time by any man.
Hazael walked 401 miles, Corkey 47:1,
and Weston, the American, only 4 1.1.
A correspondent writing from Mispab
Mocador, Morocco, Africa, states that
13,0tMJ persons have perished in that
town from hunger. There were dead or
dying lying in every street in and ont of
the town. The dead were boriod not
more than one span deep and the dogs
soon uncovored the earth and fed on the
bodies. The small-pox, cholera and ty
phoid f e i t succeeded each otLer.
Oer. Loring, of Florida, formerly of
the Confederate aervice, has left the
Egyptian army, and ia on his way to
In Rome of tho journals of tho day
which do not havo tho fear of tho noliti
ciau continually before them, a lively and
nsoful discussion is now coinnr on in ro-
gard to the grnvo defects of common
school education in not adapting itself
pliantly enongh to the real needs of the
educated. The 'lower education,' it is
contended, is as important in some very
essential respects as the hicher. and. as
a rnlo, it is wcefully neglected. A lady
has recently written to a London news
paper to say that in the village near
where sho lives no woman among the
farm laborers' wives knows how to take
care of her home, how to cook or to look
after her children; and she mentioned
children had died from this inexperience
and ignorance. It is to be feared that
an inquisition into the knowledge of the
details of housekeeping, sewing and
nursery manngement possessed by tho
fair girl graduates of our femalo high
schools, with all their mastery of ologies
and isms, would reveal a state of desti
tution and poverty much more shocking
than that disclosed in the chroniclo of
Miss Flora McFiimsey. The general
education of the day certainly cannot bo
said to be perfect in its methods or tho
best possible means to the end sought.
We teach boys book-keeping when wo
expect them to become clerks; Latin and
Oroek when we intend them to enter the
learned professions; but what do we
teach girls who are to become mothers
and housowives, or, it may bo, who will
need to become domestic servants? A
London comio paper recently published
a clever print showing a maid-servant
applying for a place, and with the fol
lowing conversation for its legend : 'La
dy You havo not been out to servico
yet, therefore, you have no character?
Applicant No, mnm ; but I've got three
school-board certificates. Lady Ah,
well, that's something. Aro they for
honesty, cleanliness, or ? Applicant
No, please mnm, for literatoor, jog-
raffy and freo-hand drawin'. The satiro
is true enough to bite.
Meet Life Kravelj.
In almost every phase of life, may we
observe that manly stability follows
manly energy. To trials aud misfortunes,
thoso will bear them most bravely and
mbniit to them niobt cheerfully who
havo atrnggled tho hardest to avoid
them. The calamity tbat comes through
neglect is the hardest to benr. Tho frot
ful, repining, discontented murmurcr
is almost invariably tho one who has
put forth tho iL-iutt etfortto help himRclf.
Ho tho promises that aro most cautiously
made are the most firmly hept. The
generosity that is guided by wisdom is
the most thoroughly dependable. The
love tlint is founded on respect is the
leepest uud most permanent. True
iniiiilinesH mid womuuliiiesH must corn
line the elements of activity and repose,
of vitfor and caliuueKH, of firm will and
gentlo pliancy ; and thoso who most
faithfully and energetically nso all their
powers hh duty culls them forth will be
able to Htaud the most firmly and easily,
and to real tho most ealnilyand content
edly, when the hour of labor ceases.
A New Ver-ion.
When Damon, who was a rod-ribbon
mini, ha 1 tho ague, Pythias nsed to sit
up with him all uight, and take his bit
ters for him. Aud Damon used to lend
Pythias bis razor to cut his corns with.
They borrowed money of each other and
never quarreled about it. They would
play through a long game of croquet
and never fight or call each other
"mensnreles9 liars." For nearly two
yeors they belonged to tho ?amo choir
and never had a row. They used to
meet at Darling's grocery and tell each
other funny stories about tho neighbors
while they browsed out of tho cracker
barrel. They were always careful of
each other's feelings. Pythias had a foot
liko a snow-plow, and his boots used to
frighten tho cattle, but Damon always
professed to admire it, aud used to sigh
and soy, "Oh, Pythias, if I only had
such a foot as that I'd marry somo" girl
that could support me out of her owu
income." Bnt Pythias would smile and
Ray he was not prmiu if nature had built
so much of him on tho ground that he
always felt liko a Und-grubber every
timo ho stepped.
A woman will go on u i-hopping tour
in quest of a score of dissimilar articles.
The ribbon must bo ten ilngrra and a
half long and half a finger wide; the
carpet mnst be liko Mrs. Hpriggiua',
only that she wants lior's brown where
Mrs. S.'s is green; the first knot in the
string she carries in her poi'ket is tho
width of the wiudow curtain; the second
knot, the length of Susie's nkirt; the
third knot, of the picture cord, and the
whole string the dmtuuco aronnd tho
center tablo. Besides these she has
buttons to buy, cotton to select, silk to
match, and heaven knows what not; fho
will come home at night without having
mado a single blunder, with a full such
el and an empty pocket-book, and ex
press packages will be arriving for a
week to come. But the strangest part
of this strange, eventful story is, that
she can also tell you off hand the cos
tume of every lady she saw during her
tour, either on the street or in any of
the nnmerous shops visited. Oan a man
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST.
Berlin's population numbers J,052,
900. Newspaper advertising pays better
than circulating handbills.
There aro six Virginians and five Keu
tuckians in the United States Senate,
Experiments with the electric light in
the New York postc fllce proved highly
A fire in Wadley, on the Georgia con.
tral railroad, destroyed five stores, two
residences and a hotel.
A bill before the Missouri legislature
requires every person carrying a pistol
to pay a license tax of one dollar annu
ally. T ;li.: rc . . .1-- - .mvo
on a farm near Dallas, Tex., ran a milo
and fatally injured a young man named
The President has issued a proclama
tion warning all persons against invad
ing Indian Territory, and threatening
ppeedy punishment for such an offense.
The daily consumption of milk in
New York city and its suburbs ap
proaches 400,000 quarts, and at least
825,000,000 are invested by farmers in
Courtney, the famous single sculler,
is growing fat, he weighs 20(5 pounds,
and says he has bad enough of rowing
and meaus to stick to his trade of car
A colored family named Bryant, of
Long Creek, N. C, recently discovered
n bee tree, nnd partaking of the wild
honey were poisoned. Several members
of the family died.
Tho Confederate monument at Colum-
bus, Ga., was unvailed in the presence
of 10,000 people from different eeotiona
of (icorgia and Alabama. Gavernor
C'jlquitt delivered the address.
Texas has been deluged with flood?,
and tho railways in many sections have
been seriously damaged. At Houston
the water roso eighteen feet in throe
bonrs and carrio.1 eft' all the bridges.
A New Yorker makes a business of
ridding hotels of rats which infest them,
and claims to have taken 15,000 in one
year. He captures them alive and sells
them to the rat pits for $10 per hun
Tho governmental report states that
during the year ending march 31st, the
exports exeeeJed tho imports of tho
country by the enormous sum of ?283,-
8:11,122 an excess of nearly 83-.0O0.000
over tho same period for 1878.
Attorney General Field, of Virginia,
decides that a voter in Virginia has tho
right at any timo before the day of elec
tion, and before' tho delinquent list is
made ont by the treasurer, to pay to tho
treasurer tho capitation tax.
Shad have this year been canght in
great numbers in the Washita river,
Arkansas. It is the only river emptying
into tho Gulf of Moxico in which this
fish is found, and they mado their ap
pearance there but two years ago.
Iieports from all parts of tho country
are to the effect that business confidence
has fully returned. Spindles, loomp,
workshops of all kinds are at work in
the spring of 187!) as they havo not been
for five consecutive years before. Capi
tal is mere than abundant. Of lnbor
there neither is, nor is likely to be any
A Georgia Senator, having booorao
disgusted with the low price of timber,
hss engaged in tho 'possum traflic. Ho
reports that ho caught in one night
thirty-two, and carrying them to l'. ir-
tow, found a ready purchaser, and that
they netted him a gniu of i-ixtcen dol
lars. He then calculated tho sale of a
rift ef timber of sixty stieUn, averaging
iuuo hundred and aiity feet, and finds
that it nottoJ but thirteen dollars.
Tho internal revenue cc niruissioncr
has deo ided that diuppii-ts aro net Hub
ject to special tax ou account of wines
or spirituous liquors which they nso ex
clusively in tho prfpatatii.il or making
up of medicine, nor mo they liablo to
special tux ns rtelitlirs on account of
keeping a still or distilling appsratns
for uso exclusively in treating liquors,
etc., employed iu making up of medi
cines. A firm in Htatesville, N. O. , sold last
yar nearly half a million dollars' worth
of medicinal plants, roots and herbs, of
Western North Carolina production, and
a firm in Bakersville sold SW C0 worth
last year, and have received ono order
for 85,000 worth, to be filled the coming
season. Homo of the rarest and nu:t
iiHoful medicinal plants uro found in tho
The Methodists will hold six national
eann meetiugs this year. Tho thirty
eighth will be held at North Lawrence,
Kansas, beginning June 24; the thirty
ninth at Bennct, Nob., July 8; tho for
tieth at Sewickly, Pa., July 23; tho forty-second
at Summit Gtovc, Pa., tho
forty-third at Urbana, Ohm, August l:t;
the forty-fourth at NewosPtle, Fa., Au
In an English church the plan has
been adopted of throwing verse after
verso oi a hymn that is to bo sung by
tbe congregation iu largo type upon a
wall by means of a magic lantern. This
baa already been found to pleane the old
as well as the young, and by its means
tbe objections to singing of having no
book, or of having left the bock nt home,
or of oyo-injuring fino type, are annihilated.