Jfy Chatham Record.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOR AND VT.til'ltlETOII.
1 III!' Stpiaro, llho lllSlTtlcUl,
Onowinare, lwi lupt-rtlmis,
OitowjH.'irt, fin hiuiitli,
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PITTSBOR) CHATHAM CO., X. C, JCXE li, IN?.).
III Fnr liir.-i'i' uilvurtlsuniciiU llboral cuntra.'ts will I
I W. I miiiie.
To the Bereaved!
BEST OF WARBLE.
ft cod Workmanship, and Cheapost and Largest
Varioty in the Stato. Vards ooruor Morgau aud
Blunut i.troela, below Wynn'a livery stables.
Address all communications to
CAYTON tfc WOLFE,
Kaleigh, N. C
People Will Haye New Goofls,
W. L. LONDON Will Keep Them.
Ilia Spring and Rnmmer Ptock la very largo
ana nlti Choap. lismemuor,
HE KEEPS EVERYTHING
Aud "alwavg keeps a Full Supply. Tie keeps
the largest stock of FLOWS. ri.OW CAST
INGS aud FARMING IMPLEMENTS in the
County, which be Bella at Factory Priced. Han
Hall-tongues, 8hovel-plows, Sweeps. ot, an
cheap an you can boy the Irou or Htcel. Ho
Keeps uie unost ana oojt stocK or
Hl'OAI'.S, COFFEES. TIHS, CIBA MO
LAsSl'S, FINF. KIltUPH AND FANCY
Uo buys goods at tho Lowest Prices, and
taken advantage of all discounts, and will sell
poods an cheap for CASH as they can bo
uougui in mo mate, iou can always una
DRY GOODS !
Fancy floods. Mich as Ribbons, Flowers, Laces,
Vails," JIuffB, Collars, t'orn'ts, Fsus, ratasols,
1'nibrcUaa, Nouous, Clothing,
TINWARE, InUOS, TAINTS MIXED AND
DIIY OILS, CROCKERY. CON-
Very largo stock l!.:ots. Hats for Men, Boys,
Ladies aud Children. G'arnago Materials.
Niils Iron Fnrnilurr: Chawing aud Smoking
Tuliaccn, Cigars, Snnff; Leather of all kinJs,
and a thousand other thing:) at the
W. L. LONDON.
I'ittsboro, N. C.
HhTaT low" 55 n, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
JHiff-Special Attention Puicl to
J. J. JACKSON,
AT TOR NE Y-AT-L AW,
riTTsnomr, x. c.
IflPAll busiuoss entrusted to hhii will r.
reivo prompt attention.
W. E. AHDHRSOH, P. 4. WILKT,
CITIZENS . NATIONAL BANK,
K lI EUai, X. c.
J. D.WILLIAMS & CO.,
Grocers, Commission Merchants and
FA YETTEVILLE, N. C.
RALEIGH, X. CAR.
T. n. CAMERON. 7Yu -jVf.
W. E. ANDERSON, I'.V rr.
W. II. IIICK8, Siv'y.
Tho only Horns Life Insurance Co. in
All Ita fund loanod ont AT 1IOM K, and
ruonz our own people. We do not send
Nona Carolina money abroad to build up other
Blatea. It Is one or tho moat successful com
panies of Us ai;e In tho Uuttcd 8tntes. Its as
eta are amply sufficient. All losses paid
promptly. Eight thousand dollars paid In tin
fast two year to families in Chatham. It will
oat man aged thirty years only live ceuts
day to Insure for ono thousand dollars.
Apply for further information to
H A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
FITTSBORO', N. C.
Attorney at Law,
PITTSBOBO', N. C,
Wsl la th Carta M Chatham, H.ra.tt
Mur aad Uraas, auil lu tli tluinm od Vwtwai
When tho long bright hours aro nnmbercd,
And the da; light beauty dies:
Wbon the stars their nightly watch-fires
Kiudlo m tho nightly skiei:
What is it goutly stealing,
Dreani-liko o'er the musing mind,
Calms each wayward thought and fooling,
With a magic undefined ?
II ark ! tho dash of distant waters,
Murm'ring in their ceaseless play,
Comes npon tho breath of evening,
Blending with the night-bird's lay.
Whouco the power that strangely sways us,
As wo list that mystio tr.no,
Bringing lack eweot, faded mem'rioa
With tho glances of tho nioou !
Now tho evening star arises,
Brightly o'er tho wooded bill.
Gilding with bur mellow radiance
Field and forest, fonut and rill.
Kuow'st thou whouoothis strong emotion,
Stirring e'eu the fount of toars '
Why the glance, so quick and searching,
Backward flies to childhood's years '
Is it memories of tho wild-wood,
Whero in early lifo we strayed V
Or the moonlit l.aiinls of childhood,
Whore we innocently played?
Is it namo of friend or brother,
Hoarded long in memory's ocll,
Or the mild glaucu of our mother,
That awakes the mystic spell ?
Deep within that spell is ccntorod
Yot what toiigno cau speak tho whole ?
Who reveal thchiddcu power
Of the strange, mysterious soul ?
Ever unexplained, yot present
With tho spirit, dwells tho power,
l'otent thus (o move or sway us,
In the peusiro ereuiug hour.
SAVED BY A CHILD.
It was ! Miirueuectuent nt O
College Tho people wero pouriug into
church ns I cuterod it, rather tnrily.
Finding tbechoico scnts iu tho ceiitor of
the nndicuoe-room nlrca.ly tuhen, I
pressed forward, lookiug to tho right
and to tho left for a vftonucy. Oa tho
very front row of seats I found oho.
Hero a little girl moved along to mnko
room for me, looking into ray fuce with
large gray eyes, whoso brifjhtnefca was
aoftcued by very long IukIips. Ilcr face
was open and fresh ai a newly-blown
rose beforo Bnurino, Again and ngniu I
fonnd my eyes turned to tho rose-like
(aeo.and each time the gray eyes moved,
half Broiling to moot niino. Evidoully
tho child waa ready to 'make tip' with
rue. Aud when, with a bright smile,
she returned my dropped handkerchief,
and I said Tiinn!: you P wo seemed fair
ly introduced. Oilier perwms.now com
iug iuto l.io MHit, crowded rao ijuite
closo up ngaitmt tho littlo girl, so lint
we noon felt very well acpiaiutsd.
'There's going to bo a great crowd,'
eho said to me.
'Tea,' I replied ; 'peop'c alwaya like
to seo how Pchoolboya are ma'.Jo into
Her face beamed with pleasure and
pride ns sho taid :
'My brother's going to graduate ; ho's
going to speak ; I've draught tues9 flow
ers to throw to him.'
They wero not grccnlicne favorites ;
just old-funhioued domestic flowctB, such
as we associate with the dear grand
mothers ; 'but' I thought, they will
seem sweet and bouu'iful to him for
littlo sihtcr's sako.'
'That is my brother,' eho went on,
pointing with her nosegay.
'Tho one with tho light hair?' I aked.
'Oh nocha said, smiling and shaking
her head ia innocent reproof ; 'not that
jomely one, with red hair ; that hand
some one with brown wavy hair. His
eyes look brown, too ; but thoy are
not they aro dark-blue, Thero I ho's
got his hand up to his head uow. You
see him, don't yen ?'
In an eager way feho looked from me
to him, and from him to me, as if eoiue
important fato depended upon my iden
tifying her brother.
'I see him,' I said. 'He's a very good-
'Yes, he is beautiful,' the taid, with
artless delight ; 'and he's bo good, and
he studies so hard. Ho has taken euro
of me ever since mamma died. Here is
his name on the programme. Ho is not
the valedictorian, but ho has au honor,
for all that.'
I saw in tho little creature's familiarity
with these technical collego terms that
she had closely identified herself with
her brother's studies, hopes and tiu--
'Ho thought, at first,' sho emtiLuod,
'that ho wculd write on the Tvimarca
of Monastic Life.'
What a straugo sound theso long
words had, whimpered from her childish
lips 1 Her interest in her brother's
work had stamped them on tho child's
memory, and to her they wero ordinary
'Bat thou,' sho went on, he decided
that he would rather write on 'Historical
Parallels,' aud ho's got a real good ora
tion, and he says it beautifully. He
has said it to mo a great many times.
I 'most know it by heart Oil ! it begins
so pretty and so grand. This is the
way it begins,' sho added, enc3uraged by
the intorcst she mint have seen in my
face : 'Amid the permutations and com
binatioua of the actors and the forces
which make np the great kaleidoscope
of history, we often find that a turn of
Why, bless the baby I' I thought,
looking down into her bright, prcu I
fRce. I can't describe how very odd and
selfish it did seem to have those sonur-.
ous words rolling out of tho smiling in
Tho band, striking up, on end to
the quotation aud to tho confidences.
As tho exere'.sca progressed, and ap
proached nearer the effort on which
nil her interest was onownlratod, my
little friend became excitod uud restless.
Her eyes grew larger and brighter, two
deep-red spots glowed on her cheeks.
Sho tonc'ied up the flowers, manifestly
making tho offering ready for the rtirice.
'Now, it's his turn,' sho said, turning
to mo a face in which pride aud delight
and anxiety seemed about equally min
gled. Hut when tho overture was play
ed through, and his namo was called,
tho child seemed, iu her eageruoss, to
forget me and fall tho earth beside him
Sho rose to her feet and leaned forward
for a bettor view of her beloved, r.s ho
mounted the speaker's stand. I knew
by her deep breathing that her heart
was throbbing in her throitt. I kuow,
too, by the way her brother came up tho
steps and to the front, that he was
trembling. Tho hands hnug limp ; his
face was pallid, and tho lips blue an
with old. I folt anxious. Tho child,
too, seemed to discern that things wero
not well with him. Something like fear
showed in her fuel.
Ho mado an automatic bow. Then a
bewildered, Btiuqgliag look cimo into
his face, then a helpless look, and thou
ho stood staring vacantly, liko a som
nambulist, at tho waiting sulicuco,
Tho moment of painful euspento went
by, and still ho stood as if struck dumb.
I saw how it was ; ho had boon seized
with a stage-fright.
Alas I littlo sister 1 Sho turned her
large, dismayed eyes upon mo. 'He's
forgotten it,' sho said. Tluu a swift
change came into her faca ; a stroug
determined look ; aud on tho funeral
liko aileno cf tho room broko the sweet,
brave, child-voice :
'Amid tho permutations and eimbina
tious of tho actors and tho fine ;s which
make up tho grert kaleidoscope of hi.H
tory, we often And that a turn of Des
Every body about us turned aud look
ed. Tho breathless silouca ; tho sweet,
childish voice; the childish face ; tho
lotig, uue'iildlihe words, produced a
Hub tho help bad como too late ; tho
uuhappy brother was already .staggering
iu humiliation from tho stage. The
baud quickly st i tick up, and waves of
lively iiitirtio wero relied cut (o civtr
1 gave tho littlo bister a glnncs iu
wl.ioL i ueitut to suow tno intense sym
pathy I felt ; but she did not see me.
Her eye, swimming with tears, were on
her brother's face. I put my arms
around hor. Sho was too absorbed to
heed tho caress, aud beforo I could ap
preciate her purpose, sho was on her
way to the Bhama-strickcn young mau
sitting with a face liko a statuo's.
When ho saw her by hia side, the set
faeo relaxed, aud a quick mist enmo iuto
his ryes. The youug men got closer to
gether, to mako room for her. Sho sat
down bdsido him, laid her flowers ou his
kuco, and slipped her hand iu his.
I could not keep my eyes from her
sweet, pitying faoa. I saw her whisper
to him, ho bending a littlo to catch he r
words. Later, I found tut that she
was asking him if ho new his 'piccV
now, and that ho answered yes.
Vhen tho young man next ou tho 1 1:-t
had spoken, and while the band wan
playing, tho child, to the brother's great
surprise, n.ade her way up tho stage
steps, mid pressed through tho throng
of professors aud tut -tecs and distin
guished visitors, up to the college presi
dent. 'If you pleaso, sir,' sho said with a
little courtney, 'will you and tho tiiftees
let my brother try agaiu? ne knows
his piece now.'
For a moment, tho president stared
at hrr through his gold-bowed specta
cles, and then, appreciating tho child's
petition, he smiled oa her, and went
down aud spoke to tho young man who
K ) it happened that when tho band
had agaiu ceased playiug, it was briefly
auuouuced thut Mr. would
uow deliver his oration 'Historic tl
'Amid the permutations and combina
tions of tho nciors and tho forces which
make up the great kaleidoscope of
history' ThU the littlo sister whis
pered to him as be rose to answer tho
A ripple of heightened and expectaut
interest passed over the audienoo, and
then all sat stone-still, as though fearing
to breathe lest the speaker might again
take flight. No danger I The horo in
the youth was aroused. He wont at his
'pieeo' with a set f urpose to conquer, to
redeem himself, and to bring the smile
back into tho child's tear-stained face.
I watched tho face daring the speaking.
The wide eyes, the ported lips, the
wholo rapt being said that tho breathless
ou lienoo was forgotten, that hor spirit
was moving with his.
And when the address was ended with
the ardent abandon of one who catches
enthusiasm in the realization that he is
fighting down a wrong judgment and
oinqnering a sympathy, tho effect was
really thrilling. That dignified audience
broke into rapturous applause; bouquets
intended for the valedictorian rained
like a tempest. And the child who had
helped to save the day that one beau-
iug littlo face, iu its prido and gladness,
is something to bo forever remembered.
At. Ki lt')la for June.
Tea Culture in the South.
General Lo Duo, commiMsioucr of ag
riculture, lately visited Baltimore from
Washington for tho purpoto of witness
ing tho curing of America;! teas grown
iu the South, in which ho is greatly in
terested. Iu 1S00 tho bureau of agri
culture scut to North and South Caroli
na and Georgia a largo nuai'.ior of young
tea plants, which were distributed
throughout these States with a view to
culture. The war coming on boou after
the plants were lost sight of, but having
been planted grew wild. Inst fall, at
the instance of the commisdoner of ag
ritullu'e, a geutleman made a trip
through tho South in erdcrto boo if tho
reo could ho cnltnvod in sufi den quan
tities for experimental purposes. As
au outgrowth of this visit a barrel of toa
leaves were forwarded to Baltimore from
Georgia, but having been plucked out of
season and kept too long, fermonttd and
were mioIcsp. Auother barrel wao re
ceived from South Carolina and offered
a better opportunity for tho proposed
experiment, one-third being lit fo? use
aud in fair condition. It was with those
that tho experiment was made in Gen.
Lo Due's preEeueo. It commuted fin of
placing the leaves iu nn ordinary wire
sievo and steaming thera with boiling
water until they wero wilted. They
were then nqut-rzod through a clothes
wringer to extract the tannic acid, and
by this means tho Btructuro of tho leal
w-s also destroyed, leaving it limp and
capable of Leiug formed into any shape.
11 ?gurdloss of the appgaranco of tho 'tea,'
however, no care was taken to secure
shape, but tho product was put into a
pan aud dried, cai o being taken to pre
vent burning. This process nlao devel
opr.l a delightful aroma, which tho lov
er tf teas ro much des-ircs, and left a
le f closely resembling tho imported
teas of India. The exi .Tiraont consum
ed less thau two hours, and the result
exceeded tho utmost expectations of oil
those who wore interested. Browed, the
ten, tho firt prot!u?od in this eonutry,
wa3 partaken by tho ropresautaiivo of
tho government, who wai enthusiastic
at the result and sanguine that America
would yet produce teas equal to the im
ported artielo. Tho experiment hardly
demonstrated tliat teas conld be grown
hero at a profit, but it is thought with
carefnl culturo O'.d proper machinery for
curing tho desired results can bo ob
tained. Tho era of Amrietn teas, how
ever, iuiki litcwiHUiy no muuc aoni.i
diisiaut. New plants will have to bo
grown, count uing n period of abeitt four
years, nud watched carefully, wheu tho
prcspects.it is maintained, will be prom
ising. Gjneral Lo Duo will cito tho re
sults so far accomplished before Con
gress, and will endeavor to Recti ro on
appropriation necessary to purehaso a
hundred-aero farm iu th South, with
lha intent to grow tho plant under his
peiaonal stipervitiou. With this se
cured, he is satisfied of gival nud lasting
l'lorhla's Singular liiver.
Ono featuro of tho St. John's river,
Florida, is something remarkably strange
if not au actual pnzz'.o to hydrogrophcrs.
It has been ascertained by actual scien
tific survey, that the surface of tho wuter
at its mouth is only three font six iuches
lower thau what it is two hundred aud
fifty niles above. Iu other words, that
(he river has but au average fall of ltras
than the siith of ou inch to the mile.
Another singular fact worthy of con
sideration: it has a com.'o taking its
many meaudi-riugn into account of be
tweeu thrco aud four hundred miles.
Yet its source is not ruoro thau twelve
miles from the Miorrs of tho same ocean
iuto which it empties itself. Some of
ita tributaries, yet unexplored, nay bo
form 1 to have their heads still nearer to
The enrreut of this strtam is of the
most alnggii-U kind, scarcely ever ex
ceeding a milo to the hour, aud often so
stagnant that the traveler may think
hiinst If sailing upon on island lake. Its
gieat breadth, in many places quito a
league, leads to thin ilcluuiou; whifli,
indeed, is nut altogether a delusion,
siuco instead of a river, it might be just
ly regarded as a serit s of hikes, with a
slight difference of elevatiou, flowing
into ono auother, Sonio of its tuoro
open expanses arc so characterized, hav
ing tho names of lakes givou them.
The principal,- as ols. the most cele
brated, is tho St. (L-orge, nearly ono
hundred and fifty miles from its month.
Farther up are Likes IViterprise, Mon
roe and Harney, with many others that
havo lately been placed upon mops.
A t li lid's Itcply.
A littlo boy, ten years old, was being
taught by his mother tljFtBttsonB for his
Sunday-school. The subject was 'Mo
ses and tho burning bush." He waa
asked, after the pnssogo ia the Bible re
lating thereto had bee a read to him,
'What did Moses say wheu a flame of
fire came out of tho midst of the burn
ing bush?' Tom answered 'I don't
know. 'Why, it is very simple,' said
tho mether; 'what would you havo said?'
Mel exclaimed the boy, his blue eyes
wide with wonder. 'Mel why I'd have
said, Jimmiuy cricket-! What's thatl
The various towns in West Tennessee
are organizing boards of health.
B'ack velvet bracelets and neckties
1'olka-dotlnd patin of a contristing
c lor is uied to ti im bunting suits.
Pauiers havo bccime so popular that
clinging dresses begin to look old-fash-ioued.
Short walking skirts of black satin,
without a siuglo i utile of fh.naces, orciu
Tho new round hats have Qat, squ vro
orowns monuted by an Alsaciaa bjw of
Crepe lisse lingerio is more worn this
snmmer than ever. Aud nothing is
more becoming than thin soft material
at throat and wrist.
Queen Anne fans cro made of chintz
to match dresses, oud tho chatelaine by
which they haug is of the samo libbou
as the bows woru elsewhere ou tho
What aro called cheese-cloth suits are
dresses mado of unbleached muslin, and
trimmed with rows of woolen skirt braid,
or else bias rod and yellow phtida in tho
The sashes that, havo been laid asido
for many years aro fcen rgain, nnd the
overdresses of last season are all being
rcmodolod by merely making tho long
low draperies shorter oud higher.
A new and pretty idea for spring cos
tumes of wash goods is to make a neck
tie of tho dress material; stamp taoends
iu an elaborate pattorn and embroider
in difforc.it color embroidery cotton.
Breakfast c.ips made ef largo silk
handkerchiefs are worn by tho yt u'hful
matron and the middle aged lady. They
havo a foundation of stiff crown lining,
over which tho handkerchief iri arrang
ed. Flouucoi on bhort dresses are merely
border Ik liters, not vciy deep, and
oliko all around the skirt. A stylish fun
flounce, cosily made, is of ftraight siik
teu to twelve it dies wide, Tho plaits
cither three or fivcin n o'.nsler are fold
ed or lapped upon each other, and ore
stitched across near the top, ond agaiu
at half their dopth.
Simple bonnets of black chip ore
edged with beaded la.v, er else they are
daintily trimmed with a jabot of India
min-liu aud hie? ou tho right side, some
sr.uey pcrked-np loops of black satin
ribbon ou tho left, a bunch of white
lilacs or of chrysouthcrouaisou top, oud
four narrow strings, two which aro white
satin ribbon and two bhwk. fusido the
brim is shirred Mr.clc satin, ou which
rests a row of white Breton lace.
"IVTS AB'IIT lUUMSKS.
Tho standing collar around tho neek
of a dress is now covered with shirring
to match the other triuiiu-ngs. Tho
drawing-strings pass around tho collar,
not up and down upon it.
Surplici efftc'.B given by shirred
pieces down tho front ore greatly in fa
vtir for dr-'fs waists. Striped, plaid, or
polka-dotted silk or f:U:u is u ted for this
purpose; thuH an almond-eoloro.l bas
que aud tiver.skirt U woru with a f iill
shirred frout of Scotch phuti silk, and
tho kilt skirt is also of tho gay plaid.
To trim waists iu thin way take tno
pieces lengthwise of the goods, each a
fourth of a yard wide, and long enough
to reach from the shoulder-sonm to tho
end of tho basquo front. Double tho
upper end to mako a mill j an inch wide,
and shirr it across in a bunch of five or
six rows, drawing it into half ita width;
then make two similar clusters of shirr
ing at the waist liuo, drawing them
much narrower at tho top, to give a
tapering effect. This is prettiest ia a
soft trimming fabric, au.l d ies not need
to bo lined with foundation lawn. Homo
times a broad bolt passes over it at tho
waist, and tho port below the belt hangs
iu two loops liko a great Alsoeiau bow,
or else forms a sash. S imo dresses
havo a more full blouse effect given them
by covering tho wholo Rpoeo from the
front of the neck down with a siuglo
breadth of the striped or plaid silk.
Tho cheeked Panama cloths so n:u -h
used by young ladies for spiing suits
are so thin and pliable that the surplice
drapery is made if tho cloth, merely
piped on tho edgert with olive, maroon,
or seal brown silk. irtin:r'it lhr.ar.
A California Heroine.
Sau Diego possesses a genuine heroine
iu a youug lady named Miss Mary Ltw
ereuce. A band of wild cattle wero be
ing driven through tho stree ts when ouo
of them singled ont a child at play and
started for it. Tho vaqiwro, who was
drunk, tumbled from his horse, as ho
atte-mpted to turn the furious animal.
At this moment Miss Liwcrence cime
along, and taking in the situation nt a
glnuej, sprang iuto the vacont saddle,
ran down the wild steer, thraw her shawl
over its head jnst as it was about to
gore the child, and taking a J vantage of
the confusion of tho beast, rode up to
the child aud without leaving her sad
dle reached to it and lilted it iuto her
lop and then carried it off iu safety.
This was not ou ly a genuine act of hero
ism tut au exhibition of horsemanship
such oa few, if any, in this section conld
eqnl. That young lady deserves a
medal, both as the most expert eques
trienne iu those parts and as a lady
whoso courage and prosence of mind
aro equ tied only by her skill as a rider.
President Qrevy has signed a decree
pardoning another batch of i'Jii French
The ( reps.
Statistics gathered from authentic
sources state thut the agricultural pros
pects of tho country generally wero nev
er better. The spring was lato aud cold
iu Georgia as well as iu Mitino aud Min
nesota. A eeivcrc eli ought followed,
which threatened sorious damage to ull
growing products, but copious rains
completely chauged the face of nature
oud has earned all kinds of vegetation
to pnsh forward rapidly, until now they
are now iu a stato of advancement equal
to that of an ordinary year, although
considerably behind hirt year,
Tho chief foatnro of the reports from
the Now England Stutea ia tho obvious
revival of ogricultnro, Tho number of
small farms, especially tear cities, is
greatly increased. The lnig 'st increase
in crops is iu gross, upon which dairy
interests depend. Iu the Middle States,
from New Euglaud to Virginia, tho crops
ore of tho most varied nature, aud aro
especially important as the foe Jem of
the three largest cities on tho Atlantic
coast New York, Philadelphia and Bal
timore. In these States wheat ond c ru
are more largely raised thnu lust year.
Tho fruit prospects ore excellent; ber
ries premise to be abundant, ond market
gardtins ore prosperous, notwithstanding
the roducod prices for their truck. Iu
the great Northwest, whence are drawn
our enormous supplies of cereols and
corn, the reports aro flattering. Kansas
alono will produce less wheat than last
year, and Indiana alone less coru. Iu
the other Slates the overage is material
ly increased, nnd tho prospects are ex
cellent for an abundant crop. Reports
from the South are encouraging. In
Mississippi alono is a r.ericiu falling oil
anticipated. Tho recent rise iu the
price of cotton ha", stimulated that in
dustry, and tho acreage of corn, wheat,
potatoes and tobaco is irereascd, ex
cept in a few States. The increase of
tobacco iu tho North is especially uotoil.
In Texas everything iz booming, oud
wool and stock, her staple pro:lr.c's, are,
of conrsf, largely iii advuncn rf auy pro
vions year. Ilico premises poorly in
Louisiana, Georgia and South Carolina.
How He (Jot a Situation.
A journalist of distinction, now hold
ing a very prominent and responsible
position ou one of the best kuown pa
pers iu tho ceuutry, once had a peculiar
experience in getting a po&itiou ou the
staff of a New York daily. II j applied
to tho e.litor iu-chief, who know him
wed, and was aaro of his ability and
experience. 'I've nothing to e-rtVr yon,'
un.'.l, i.t I'-.-.-r-- -iiiM lu'ff.T n,.
the managing cdittir.' To the managing
editor, who also knew him well, the ap
plicant went. 'Tnero's nothing I can
give you,' ho said pleasantly ; 'why dou't
you !ii:o the editor-in-chief ?' The next
day ho applied to both again, aud the
next, each time receiving tho sumo nn
s'.ver. Dropping in ou the fourth day
he noticed a vacaut desk iu tho report
err.' room, kept for any ouo who might
want to r.so it. II j called thee llioe boy,
told him to e'ie.m up tho desk, and
bi iug writing materials. Having 'ni'ived
in,' he sought tho city editor's assign
ment look, picked out a jib that he
thought he ould do, did it, laid tho re
sult ou tho city editor's elevk, and went
home. The next day ho elid tho same
thing, aud the next, and t'je next. On
tho fillh day the editor-in-chief passed
through tho room while ho was nt his
desk. 'So you've got to work?' he f,aid
pleasantly, 'Yes pir,' Ba;d tho self-appointed
reporter. A dry or two later
the managing editor c ime in. 'Gt ot
it at last, ch? ho inquired. 'Yes, sir,'
answered this latest aduiti iu to the stall',
going ou with his work. Thii.gs weut
ou this way for two weeks, when one
morning the chief came in. 'How do
you liko your position?' ho asked.
'First rate,' he auswered. There's only
ouo trouble. .1 haven't hod any money
yet. 'No money? now's that? Per
haps tho managing editor forgot to put
your name on the roll. Never mind, 1
will. How much did bo P:.y yen were
to have?' 'Ho didn't say, sir,' raid the
reporter, telliug tho truth very literally.
Tho chief fixed tho pay the-u aud there,
dated it back two weeks, and the 'hong
er on' breanio a full-tlJf;o.l membor of
the staff on the spot. And the best ol
the joko was that it w;n not until Iwo
years afterward that cither tho o litor-iu-chief
or tho managing editor knew
how it camo about, each supposing the
other had done it. Two heads were
certaijly better than one that time
for tho opplicont.
A band of outlaws weoriug masks
broke into tho courthouse at O.-'ccola,
Missouri, aud carried ell" all the tux
books. This is tiie second time this
eiffenso has been committed withiu n
yoir. It is supposed it is the work of
persons who aro opposed to being taxed
to pay tho interest on railroad bonds
indorsed by the county.
The result of the great Derby race in
England was transmitted across tho
oscan in forty socoads, an I two minutes
after tho dispatch was received iu Lon
don its contents were known by the
New York pepers.
Once, when Beethoven, the eminent
composer, was hard up, be wrote a letter
to a friend asking a loan of .". Tie
didn't get the money, but perhaps it
would cheer him up to know that that
letter sold for $22.50 last week.
ITEMS OF (iEXEKAL INTEREST.
Atlanta is getting up a big Fourth of
Evangelical work is forbidden in the
Akron, Oliio, has had nineteen elope
ments within fifteen months.
Senator Morgau, of Alabama, was a
private iu tho Confederate army.
Scarlet fever aud diphtheria have clos
ed the schools at L'.idingtou, Mich.
Tho acreage of the cotton crop iu
Western Texas is fifty per cent, greater
this year thou last.
Takoob Kuan of Afghanistan is guar
o.'i'ecd a subsidy of $'.(M,0u0 a year by
tho English govornmout.
Tho Gannon empire has twenty-one
universities with 1,250 professors, aud
moro than 17,000 Btndonts.
The Dutch jjovcrnment gives the
population of tho Netherlands as
3,!7S,001 souls, of whom 2,007,.'59i are
Twelve thonsaud prisoners, with their
families probably about thirty thou
sand persons are waiting at Nijuii Nov
gorod to be sent off to Siberia as soon ob
the Volga is navigable.
The New York trans-Atlantio Hues
having hael so iuiic!i trouble on account
of tho striking longRhorcme-n, thoAuohor
line recently brought over fifty expe
rienced Saotchmen to do their labor.
A party of citizens raided some low
dens at Furmington, West Virginia,
threw their stock of liquor in the street,
gave c-iio man twenty blows on tho back
with a hickory rod, and then tarred and
feathered two men and threo women.
Five men traveling iu Montana
Territory, were attacked by fifty Yank
tounais Indians. Tho men intrenched
themselves bohind their wagons, and af
ter fighting twenty hours and killing
eleven of their opponent!, succeeded iu
The insurance companies hoviug been
boateu iu the attempt to pr im Colonel
D (right ( who held an immense sum ou
his life) died by his own hand, have now
started the theory that a body wai sub
stituted for him at the funeral and that
ho is alive and hiding.
Owing to the strict quarantine regu
lations the steamer which has hereto
fore run between New Orleans and Vera
Cruz has been laid off. As she formerly
connected with tho main line from New
York, ther will bo ouo less steamer run
ning between those ports.
Tho Wettern Union telegraph com
pany will scon begin work taking down
all their poles in Now York, as it is
their intention hereafter to lay all their
Wires 1U p!Ul'UL UHia.UiJ Cub..., nn.l
gn .nnd. It is probable that tho work
will bo fully completed in tho city beforo
A dii'pute about a ditch botween John
H. La wis and sou aud John Lumpkius
and two sons, near Wiuchostor, lud., re-
snlte.l in Lvimpk.u's eldest sou being
shot and killed and tho yo ingest son
aud the father severely injured, whilo
youug Lowis was fatally injured, by a
blow with a pick.
A committee of Chicago's city coun
cil appointed to examino tho condition
of tho new city building iu process of
erection, reports that thero aro so many
rrravo defects iu tho material anil work
Joue, that it. would bo advisable that tho
whole structure be torn down and ro
built. The expenso would bo about
A report from Cincinnati says a vigil
ance committee iu tho mctintaius of
West Virginia rode up to a man's house
for the purpose of chastising him, but
met with snch a reception of buckshot
from the man nud his wife that they
were glad to give up tho undertaking,
with the loss of one of their number aud
the wounding of others.
John H. Brown, liviug mar Centre
vii;e,Md.,lost ayoke of young oxen iu tho
following singular manner last week:
They were drawing a loaded cart toward
a field, ond wheu near a deep ditch they
became stubborn, and rofused to go.
Tho driver applied the whip, and the
oxen msho J into the ditch, driving their
heads iuto the earth, aud died beforo
they could bo extricated.
A mob of seventy-five men captured
the jail at Hikerst'ield, Cd., oud hanged
Thomas oud Willie. m Yoakum iu their
cclN. The latter, being chained to the
door, was hanged with the chaiu on his
feet. Tho Yoakums wero imprisoneel for
the murder, oyer a year ago, of Johnson
and Tucker. William hod been tried
and convicted, but the superior ceusrt
granted him a chouge of venue.
Smuggling has bocomo so prevalent
among the fashiouablos of New York
that the authorities have determined to
put a stop to it, and consequently after
a promiuont resident of Fifth avenue
declared that he hal no dutiable goods
ou his arrival from Europo, tho officers
searched his trunks and found 115 pairs
of fine kid gloves, each dozen having
tho name of some fair friend marked
Milchoir J, Miller, of Accident, in
Garrett county, Md., bos had a prolific
run of luck recently. DuriDg the lats
term of the circuit court he gained an
important law suit, and when he went
home be found the following additions
to his family and stock in trade, viz :
His wife bad twius, both girls ; the old
sow had pigs, the mare had a oolt, the
old goose had hatched out a nest full of
goslings, and tho old hen had a brood of
young chickens under her wingd.