H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOIt AND Pl!iritIETK.
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copy, three uiuutlis,
PITTSBORO CHATHAM CO., X. C, JULY 3, 187D.
To the Bereaved I
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Vanotv m the State, lar la coruor Morgan una
B'ouct streets, below Wyun's livory stables.
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Riloigb, N. C.
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W. L LONDON Will Keep Them.
His Spring and Hummer Slock ii very large
ana extra uncap, liomonioer,
HE KEEPS EVERYTHING
And 'alwavs keeps a Full Snpnly. TTo keeps
the largest stock of FLOWS. PLOW CAST
INGS and FARMING IMrLF.MI-.NTS in the
Ooi-nty, which bo Bella at Factory Prices. Han
llnll-tonguss, Shovel-plows. Swoops, e'e, an
cheap an you can buy tbo Iron or Steel. He
koepa tbe finest and bout stock of
BCQAr.3, COFFF.LS, TEiS, CVBi. MO
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He briys good at the Lowest Prices, and
takes advantage of all discounts, and will sell
goods as cheap for CASH as they ean be
bought in the State. You can always Cud
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Fancy Goods, such as Hibbons, Flowers. Laces,
Vailn," Hun's, Collars, Corsets, Fans, 1'uiasols,
Umbrellas, Notions, Clothing,
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Ladies and Cuildron. CJarr.ago Materials.
Nails Iron Furniture: Chowin? and Smoking
Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff; Leutbrr of all kinds,
and a thousand other things at tho
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W. L. LONDON.
Fittsboro, N. C.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
riTTSBOKO', X. V.
Jw?"Speclnl Attention Pnid to
J. J. JACKSON,
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AH business entrusted to hi in will rs.
eclvo prompt attention.
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The only Home Life Insurance Co. in
Ail lta fund loaned out AT IIOTIE, and
among our own people. We do not send
North Carolina money abroad to build up other
Btatea. It I one of the moat successful com
panies of Its age In the United States. Its as
eta are amply sufficient. All losses paid
promptly. Eight thousand dollars paid In tbs
hut two yean to families in Chatham. It will
eostst 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.
riTTSBORO', N. C.
Attorney at Law,
HTTSBOEO', TSt. 0.,
frarticM In tfas C'oarli si Chatham, Bara.lt
Kottt and Uranus, au4 la Iks Supr.m. aod Fwl.ra,
EfllOOS Of HlP lVsf.
(e. a. toe, TjogriTEK.)
Many a midnight dark and dreary
Have I wandered, weak and wiary,
Tocsed tumnltuous'y in spirit,
Wbich temptation's billows bore;
All my brain within me burning
Nameless fiomb'iih forms diFc?rnin
While with horror from them turning,
Help from Heaven to implort!
BtiU, tbese sightless monsters meeting,
Holpiu vain I did implore
In the streets of IJiltimore! ,
O'er the past I mourned in mecknes-';
God was gracious to my weakness:
rinoking out the tempter's arrows,
IUnkling in my spirit's con.!
Youthful love awoke from dreaming
Hope again was brightly beaming
Life was lit with golden gleaming:
She wonld shnn mo nevermore!
Ebe, tbe shining star, would guide me,
Loveless, lonely novormore;
Dlost and happy evermoro!
Era m sweets I swallowed sours; .
AU my hopes wore fading fl iwcrs
Crushed by tome destructive demon
That tho guise of friendship wore!
In the bitter bowl o'ertlosing
In tbo goblet golden glowing
Happinef s he pledged me, knowing
Life was blighted thus before!
Crnel custom, cursed while tempting,
As it did in days before,
Pledging friuudship nothing more !
An inhuman, hellish craving,
(Past the power of reason's saving,)
Sprang from sleep within my being,
Like a tiger tasting goro!
Then it was some human devil,
Midst of some exciting revel,
Shrinking not from deadly evil,
Dragged me dastirdly and sore!
Heavon saw and stooped in kindness
O'er my spirit sad and sore:
Earth had vanished evermoro!
Deep despair that Iliven's shadow
Faded fa?t: an Eldorado
Borst npon my startled vision,
With a flashing star-lit Dior!
Then, the death-bell's doleful ringing
Seemed a seraph sweetly singing "
To my spirit, npward winging:
'Earthly struggles now are o'er:
Wandering tbrongh tbe realms of beauty,
With thy sainted love Lo:.ore:
Love shall languish nevermore:'
DO AS YOU'RE BID.
'Mind a man I'
The words were uttered iu a tone of
splendid Bcorn; but nn unseen auditor
round the corner cf tho piazza only
smiled: nn.l yet he was a man.
Bnt, Doll, you will hnvo to miud your
hn ;biintl,' responded a gentlf, drawling,
'Shall I ?' returned tho clear and f pirit
ed note of the first speaker. 'II-3 litis
not appeared on tho fatnyo yet, Grace.
When ho dors, it seems to me, will be
time enough to contemplate submission.'
Tho gentleman on the piazzi emiled
again, but ho rose quickly, and walked
away; he elid not like to boa listener,
however involuntarily, for ho was a
gentleman. Ho did not altngetber es
cape that presence, however, by his own
absence. Ho enrripd with him a vivid
picture of the tall, slight figure, praoe
ful ns a deer; the dark, lender eyes, that
could bo full of lightuiug; tho proud,
delicate, penaitive face; tho abundant
brown hair, shot with red raya, like a
ripe chestnut skin, lis had studied this
pottrait many days, for he had known
Dorothea Schcuck as a child; and though
for years they had not mot, this eum
mor they wore together at a quiot little
tavern ia the bills of Vermont, Mr.
Ilorton for rest after a year of hard woik
in a city parish, Dora to bo with her in
vaiid mother, who could not bear her
usual ronud of Newport and Saratoga.
Dorothea Sehtnck was a spoiled child.
The idea of obodience was as iii- tasteful
to her as bit and bridle to a wild horse.
Her outbreak this morning wa3 excited
by some careless gossip of Graea Hum
ilton's a girl of her own ago who had
come with them to Addis, partly bocuuse
Dora had coaxed her, partly because it
was cheap; and Grno was not too rich.
The subject of their discourse had
been tho suffering, pnblicly paraded, of
a certain little lady known to this pnrty,
who had been very and, indeed, ab
surdly extravagant, and brought her
husband to the brink of failure: so near
that she had been compelled to accept a
sudden and severe retrenchment. Greco's
a tint, who was also staying at the Sultash
home, Lad blamdel Mrs. Llnko severely,
and Djra had not objected till Grace
affirmed that she did not at all sympa thize
with Aire. Blake, as Lor husband
had been very open with her in regard
to his business affairs, and had long
since told her she must give up cortain
habits of lavish expense, or expect him
to fail a fact which the natural levity
and folly of the woman's nature led her
to treat as a threat; ami so tho end came.
'And I'm not snrry fcr her: che onglit
to have miude l him I' Grace said. 'A
woman's nature is obedience; she ought
to have known that it is onr destiny to
yield to our superiors,' whined Miss
Hamilton; and thia, which seemed to
I)jra superlative cant, Led brought ont
her sharp exclamation. She herself
was utterly undisciplined: a blind indul
gence had set her adrift in life withont
an idea of duty, and she had yet to learn
any law but her own will, or any re
straint but her own carries?. Mr. Ilorton
was bewitched with Dora againt Lis
judgment; her freab, piquant grace, her
beaaty.her very insurgent 'ay of action
and speech, captivated him; ho knew
with painful clearness that she was as
ULflt for a minister's wifo as a woman
could be, but he knew also that without
her his life would lose its savor, and
become routine of tho dullest order,
perhaps misery, though conscience
warned him cot to be so weak as this,
while his work remained yet to bo done.
Tho next day there was to bo that re
sort of country boarders in lack of all
other amusemeut.a picnic to Glen Falls,
a wild ravino in tho heart of the hills
through which a rapid brook toro its
way, pluuging from one precipico to
another, at no one spot to bo seen in full
bennty, but reserving its coy surprises
for those who had skill aud strength to
climb npward to its source a clear
mountain pond that slept amid dark
woods, fed by hiddea springs. Tho day
was warm, yet fresh with the wonderful
freshness of mountain air; aud when
tho long wagon of Sjltaah houre arrived
at the foot of tho ravino, all the younger
members of tho party were unanimous
in their resolve to climb to clear pond,
while the older ladies, and one white
haired bachelor who cared little for
scenery and much for his cape, remained
quietly on a broad rock by the lower
pool, where thick pine bonghs sheltered
them from the sun, and the cool odor of
dripping water seemed to di'pperso
whatever heat the July weather threat
ened. Two couples had already gone
upward, when Dora aud Graco, attendod
by Mr. Ilorton aud Ned Sjhenck, a
conBin of Dora's, began the climb. Both
gentlemen had been sufficiently accus
tomed to forest paths to make the mat
ter eapy as far as they were concerned,
but to feet used only to tho pavement
of the city or the smooth tntf of the cro
quet ground, this rough yet slippery
ascent looked fearful enough; nor were
delicate kid boots the best preparation
for sharp rocks aud moss strewed with
pine needle. It seemed all but impos
siblo for Dora to attempt such a ta-k,
bit her prido forbado retreat, while
Grace in despair suffered herself to bo
half carried up tho steepest pitches by
Ned Sjbouek, and lifted bodily over
stones and logs that she declared herself
altogether unable to fur mount. Fortu
nately for her protector, sho was slight,
and not t.dJ; he could easily spare all the
strength necessary. But Dora would
not allow hersolf to be more than guided,
though the gui,lanc3 was peremptory.
'Pat your foot here, Miss Schenck;
and t!';e other on that stono. Give mo
your left hand, and tako firm hold of
that botiRh to tho right.'
Dora obeyed with the most child-like
confidence, for tho abyss below her end
the height above wero alike terrible; but
sh" had that best of courage which will
not turn back, though trembling with
Urnc?, from below, a helpless burden,
caw with a tort of pique how well Dora
endund the marcb, and caught Mr.
Hortrm'a admiring glances at tho little
figure that was at once so brave and so
docile. To tell tho truth, Grace had in
tended tho Laudsomo young clergyman
should 1o her own escort, and was not
nt all Fatislied at being relegated to Nod
Sjhenck's care, who was stroug and
good-tempered, no doubt, but neither
good-looking or rich. It was not from
pure desire to tcaso that Grace called
cut, in her soft, drawling tonei: 'Doll,
you aro really a miracle. I never ex
pected to see you 'mmd a man' so im
plicitly.' Dora was indignant. Sbe knew very
well that Grace could bo spiteful; but
tho f pito did not hnrt her as much as the
answering consciousness that, iu spite
of her fine theories, sho had been most
implicitly submisKivo to Mr. Horton's
escort. Tho girlish silly pride that was
her great fault rose in arms; sho did not
answer Grace, but, with a resolute look
on her flushed face, pprang onward after
her own fashion, fctumbling and clinging
as well r.s sLo could, every moment ex
pecting Mr. Horton to adviso or remon
strate, but bent on heeding his voico no
She expected in vain . IIo said noth
ing, and tho smile on his faeo would not
have pleased her; he only followed fast
behind her till they cvme to a little
grassy platform at the bond of tho stream,
where the rooks retreated and tho trees
had been swept away directly in front of
the last and highest fall, which descended
here at right angles with the rest cf the
stream, behind a cliff that hid it entirely
from tho lower nool.
Grace had stopped far below; sho was
heated and tired, and angry too. Ned
Schenck did not mind her petulance, for
he did not care for her; so ho sat down
on tho other end of the log whero she
had seated herself, and profuued the
delicate forest odors with a cigar. Dora
stopped a moment to take treath and
admiro the beautiful fall before them,
which dashed its white water down tho
sheer black rock, and sprinkled with
bright ue the luxuriant ferns and vines
that fringed tho bank on either side.
Then she tnrnod to follow the very
slight indication of a path upward. Mr.
Ilorton was ready to follow; but the
moment she net her foot on the rock
which was her first step, and extended
her hand to grasp a ledge above, which
Billet be climbed, bo cried ont, in a loud,
imperative voice, 'Dora, stop 1'
Tho voice was so deoisive.so powerful,
so full of that command which is the
counterpart of obedience, that without
a thought of rebellion Dora stood like a
statue. In an instant Mr. Ilorton put
his arm about her, swung her back, and
began to strike rapidly aud llcicely at
something on the cicst of the ledge; and
in another minute ho lifted a dead rat
tlesnuko on Lis canoand flung it far into
tho stream. Dora turned sick, and sat
down on fi stone, ehuddering and pale.
Mr. Ilorton only said, 'Ezcnso me, Miss
S;!:erjck; tho danger wn too near for
mo to be leS3 imperative. '
D r.i fchivere.l. 'If yoa Lad not, I
sLonld be dead now.'
'Not at all," liinghed Mr. Hjrton, 'I
know these woods loo well to be ever
without tho proper alleviations for a
make-bite, but I never yet used them,
though I have met nn.l killed a good
many. R.ittlesmikr s ,n-e elull creatures
unices they coil to spring, and one blow
with a heavy stick will kill tl;em. Very
few people dio of their bites. I have
only henrd f o.'.ocibo in these regions,
and that was a child who had strayed
alone into the wools.'
Ha purposely ltug'hened his explana
tion, that Dora might calm horself; ho
elid not know how it was still throbbing
through her heart that he had called her
'Dora.' ncr nuiivo, gtnerona instinct
demandtel sortie thinks at least to be
paid, but ihe could not speak yet; she
was filiyly glad, yet angry with herself
for being glad; and trembling so wilh
tho sudden nervous shock, she could
not for some miuut.s ppeak again.
Mr. Ilorton stepped down' to the
water's odpe, and seemed absorbed iu
looking at the fulls, bub his heart beat
as wildly as Lore: iu that moment of
elanger he had discovered what deep
hold D ra had taken of his life; ho did
not think of her unfitness to be Lis wife,
of hor scorn, her wild impulses, her
quick temper. Like m-.uy aue!her man
in his ciso, ho thought only of her
beau'y aud sweetness, and felt that sho
rout lovo him, or ho would bo misi-rable.
Blessed otd;n itiou of thiugs I If men or
women c'lo-je their mater, as they ilo their
shoes or their books, with deliberation
and cool j i Igment, this dear, delightful,
naughty old world would come to a sud
den end; it is the wisdom of rrcvidouce
thnt they never do.
It seemed au hour to both of these
astnnished people, yet it was barely fivo
nrnutes, bo'oro D wi looked up at Mr.
Ilorton and said, '1 don't know how to
thank you. I cau acknowledge now it
is good to mind a man sometimes.'
There w.is a soft arch lok iu tho beau
tiful dark cye3 that contradicted the
quivering lips; but Ihn lovely blushing
fnf fni 1 w)j:it Mora never meant to toll.
Mr. Horton knelt down or. ilic grass bo
'Oh Dora, I would not bo a tyrant,'
ho said; nud Dora dropped her htal so
low it rested on his shoul der.
Mr?. Hjrtoa always declared hrr hus
band never asked her to maiy him,
which he indignantly detiiel as often
as cho assertel it; but however tho uuion
came about, it was true for every body
said so that no gentler, Fleeter,
happ-rr minfcter'fl wife ever filled that
d ffuult position in tho city of Ludlow,
where Mr. Ilorton was peith'd; even
Grace Hamilton could not find fault
with this match, though sho Lad pre
dicted nil sorts ef sorrows from its 'rad
ical unfitness.' But time Lad not soft
ened Grace's nativo spite, though sho
controlled it during her brief visit at
the parsonage. Ou the next Christmas
morniug a pr-.ek.ago came by express,
directed to Mrs-. Horton; cn tho inner
cover of the thin box was wrilten, 'For
Doll's room;' rnd as the i.r. t fold of tis-sno-paper
was lifted, a:i clu'iorately
illuminated motlo appeared :
'Corao when you're called,
Do as you're M l,
Shut the doer after yen,
And you'll never bo chi.l.'
Her hub:.mi whs looking over Dora's
fihon:der,aud thy both lamjhod. Greek's
arrow was pointless for hitch trust and
'I'vo only (hanged n.y mind,' said
Dora, 'and that is every woman's priv
'Aud I have only nbdieated, and that
any king may do, reported lur husband.
'Have you?' said Lis wife, incredu
lously. Tae truth was that neither knew Low
to differ from tho othf r with comfort.
yew Orleans' Complaint.
The L trsiuna S'.ato auditor's report
for last year shows that t'.ie total ante nut
of taxos paid iu that S; iti w,is 915, 4S5
by Now Oelenns and $G8.:58t5 by the
parishes. Tho portiou puid by the
parishes protiiuvng crops of 400,000
bles of cotton aud Id, HOJ hogsheads of
molasses did not contribute taxes suffi
cient to pay tho salaries of their julges
and district attorneys. The city of New
Orleans, in fact, has to provide fer ah
tho expenses of the S: .ito overnment.tbe
pnblie fchools, the charitable institu tions
and tho levees throughcut the
State. Iu tho matter of licenses the
c;ty paid 155, lit and tho parishes
$107,319. Tho wholo amount paid by
the parishes for taxes aud licenses was
?233,'2G1, whii"h is not one-half of ono
per c'.ut. on their mceipts for tho otton
and sugar crops. The parishes complain
of high taxes, though paying so little,
aud by their delegates iu tho constitu
tional convention overrulo the voico of
the city membois representing the soo
tion of the State that pays seven times
tbe amcuut of t.nes paid by the parishes.
A WOMAN'S TKIiRIItl.i: FATE.
Confined In n Ititrnhm Wnuon liy n Ittimi
wny HurM, Stir i Slowly Ituufttcd In
A Wilmington (Del.,) paper says:
Abcu', the mi Idle of the afternoon, per
sons living near Cathedral cemetery
were btarticd by F-ereurus coming from
a market wagon that w.'.s rolling on at a
brisk pace toward tho IVncsylvanialine.
It was seen thid tha wnge;a was on fire
within, nul when tho person driving
finally succeeded in bringing the borne
ton stand, a negro jufhcl oat to find
tho wagon a mas of fire, and its sole
occupant, a woman beyond the middle
age, completely enveloped in flames.
She was helped out, her clothing now
being nearly burnt off, and Ihe man who
camo to hcrassist.ac i lore off tho binn
ing ehroda that fdill chu'g to Ler, leav
ing Lor entirely nude upon the read- idc.
She was ablo to pive her name ns Men.
JoLu Lr.ey, or New Guidon, Chester
Fiii'ther he'p eimiug, ttie unfortunate
woman was c;.nYCed a fow hundred
yards kick to a saloon atd D. Dunning
was immediately sent for. 'I ho doctor
found h; r terribly burned from the chin
to tho eolcs of her feet. The iul'.i of
h"r fingers wero burnt off and even
tho b.nies charred. Sho was i;t euee
wrapped in cotton and a linimeuc of lin
Eeod oil and limo water wu3 applied. As
soon as this was neeompii.-,Ltd, she was
at her own request hud on a feather
bed and driven to the; hou -a of her sister,
thcro she lingered until n few mii u'es
bfcforo ono o'clock the; n;-st m..rniug,
when she breathed hor List. Strange ui
it niuy seem to persons unacquainted
wiih tho science of latulietue, Mrs. Licy
suffered to pain cLr t .e 11am. s were
extinguished, a fact accounted for en the
grounel of the surface nerves being par
alyzed by the communication vita the
nerve-centers thus cut e If. Siio was able
to give an iuteliigei t acc nut e.f the r.c
cideut aud it.- rk;i!!. So wus ilriviuj;
home from market v. iili a qr.'.ut.ty of
cotton batlii'g in Le-r wagon, wbieh she
expected to uso iu quitting. When a
littlo beyond the cemetery she eliscover
ed that a quantify of in itches in tho
wagon had by homo mean's lKrorue ignit
ed, firing tho cotton and her 'loth in g.
The full horror of the situation tit once
burnt upon her, pud to mal.o matterj
worse she found it impossible to step
her horse, as the r.nimal, anxious to get
hocii!, w lirrrj iig otitiu".- fortvnril
at a preo that overy ruoir.ont fanned the
flames to fiercer Le tit. Tl n she r.ode
along for a full quarter of a nvde, liternl
ly roaetirg alive. She finely mweedod
in stopping the liorso, when tho negro
came to her n si.tance, aud fe.nud her iu
tho horrible condition alre.idy described.
Dr. Djnuing says that tho rod was
strews with ashes and debris from the
wagon, showing how tl n flitacs must
have raged ronud the poor woman as
sho sat powerless while tbo Self-willed
horso hurried her onward through the
bitterest stages of a horrible death.
A Sketch from Lifts
A p'u ubiug establishment a few diys
ago took on n new hand j ist armed
from Wnlt. Oji tho ilay niter his arri
val a water pipe in a denu-towu estab
lishment burst. Ho was told to go and
attend to it. See!i.g tho ov.rer of the
house in the shop, htj went in to him
and got the parile ihuj of the t ee.dent,
and then ho made rt..dy his tools and
started. Just at be w:;a f-oing eut cf
tho door tho i ropiiotor snw hun.
'Where aro you proinj.;?' ho tere'.nnd,
Tiio new mnn told him.
'D ) ye u menn to tell nio that yen arc
going eloiu there to tlx th:,t pipe with
out examining it? ho gi'ped.
'Why, I am going to lock at it when I
fret thtro," rjixid tho man.
'M'':ciful Unveil !' c j icnlaicd List ra
plojer, ca'e'jitg hold of tho desk to
support himself, 'cau it be posaihlo that
yon would do a j b nt eo.0 visit ? 1) n't
you 1 now yc ur trade bct'.e.r th:m tl.nU
navo you no prido ia your business V
Why, jeu'd in.n the entire commnnitj
in less than a year I'
And tho speaker 1 uret into tinrs. As
soon as he grow eiduier he explained to
tho new muu that bo th, u'a first visit
tho house and make a thari u;;h (-rumination
of the I uddiug, get the lay of
ihe streets, find the location of tho near
est LydriMit, go upon the ro'f of the
house, and then retnru thoughtfully to
the shop for his toolp, kce piug im nceu
rate record of the time.
Character in the Olden Time.
Ia a rec?ut letter referring to the early
history of some towns iu New Y ex
(ioverner S.ymour says: 'All thiugs
were rno and new sixty years ago; bnt
men were men in those days. The
stern, rouh ihU'C3 of life developed
character. Common interests, fieo r.s
sre'istiem and the duties of organizing
seeiely made nun wise, and flllcil the
minds of those who lived in log cabins
with a tense of self-respect and manhood
wlrVh wo do not always tea now in
great e'ties, in gram! homes and amid
the elispluys of wealth and Iuukv. I
have seen much of men, of social lift', of
dignity in these days of onr ev uolry's
greatness; 1 ut my mind tnrns back with
rcvroaco end respect fcr the strong,
wise men who laid the fe n idation of our
A Wutt-rloei, Iud., man ships a carload
of butter every week to Germany.
White dotted Swiss makes a pretty
Almost any kind of large bib or col
lar is fashionable now.
Small caps are more becoming to
most equestriennes than stiff silk Lats.
Combine sntin with a black silk dress
that is to bo worn nil tha year round.
Violet tulle is great favor in Lorulon,
and it ia thought to bring out tho vraini
tints in brown La;r belter than anything
A pretty cottage bonnet cf whito chip
has a very large cluster tf lilies of tLc
valley placed jist in front of the crown
and covering all the upper part of the
border, and bows and strings of pale
Little children fetill wear Ihe pnnecsnc
elrcss; it hn tilted phtitinga e.t tho bot
tom, forming a sort of fl :lU!:c'.,, o'ju ju-t
above this the scarf sah is pet, Fore
times held in plrc3 by beiig pssud
through straps made cf the triinming
used on the dress.
There is no need of plaiting at the
font of a widow's ciape dress. It sho'ili
be merely turned up underneath p'.otit
two itches, and sewed to toe facing. The
plainer such a dress is, tho more ele
gant. Tho wi low's vail may bethront:
over the Lut ahao't as deep ia front a
behind, or it may be fastened em the'
crown and bang very lone; iu front.
A short suit of twilled tan or pray do
beg will be nsofnl fr a tr.ivel.ng dres:.
Mako it with a basque aud simply dt aped
ovcr-ikiit, merely (-titoLed on the edges
for trimming. If you put fs.n' ifnl silk
biud'tig-i on it, rud a vest, the sill: w;ll
be deface ! before your i u.um' r of travel
is over. Have sorao white waists to take
the plr.ee of your b.isquo at, time', un
then havo a slender long Ui .ter of Eug
lish homespun c'olh in small U.t'-k rat
ttrr. Instead of straight ceai'sof bhek lnce
to wear nronud the n e': in the street,
thcro are small C eLus of Mac': net edged
with hies and arranged like a jabot in
front. These are also worn in toe house,
at l ladies who find it becoming add a
stmding frill of black lace for tha c c',
ttnd do not uso white a all. The farcy
seems confined to bia-'k or white for
trimming tho neck; almost the only col
ored neckties sold aro t'i so of polka
doited satin, to weur with very plain
CJoltoulftC.cn in olvr.j rAe.lIC J ..1-
terus are much used for trimming niti:;
liu and cambric dresses. Wh;.t is called
Byznntino point is iil-ed for such pur
poses, ns it washes well, nu 1 imil.it os Sb
rich designs of nntiquo laces, The Rus
sian lacea in braid like patterns nro still
popular, and cost from twenty cents to
sixty conts a yard. C'uny hco is again
mni-li med for children's piquo and
bunting dresses, and thero is a good
deal of fine Irish tatting for trimming.
Point Iiignso h'ce is used on bonnets as
well as dresses; this Las the lino regu
lar meshes of thrcid lac-1, with the pat
tern :ir plied and held by button-hole
stitehiug; tho designs nro like those of
point app'iqno l.toe. This laco nnd IVo
tou are preferred for trimming very nice
dresses of whito muslin o of tho white
gauao bunting. Tho black French l.iccs
known ns imitations of thread Lues r.re
now given what dealers c.ill tbo tLrea 1
Duish, by wcaviiig them in irreg-.ih.r
meshes that can scarcely bo oistivgu'slied
from those of hand-made l::e. Thfs
are to bo lavl in kr.ifo phii'V-frs, and
tho designs aro mos.My with nfrr
eccc to this, having n spa,?3 brtween t ie
wrought firtires, which nro narrow iiu 1
lengthwise. The trimming wid'hs varv
from one aud a haif to Cvi; ine':e'!, nn.l
cost from thirty to sixty-rivo cents a
yard. Black Breton lace is shown :'n
simil.ir patterns, an I is very :.f lull f r
edging vails Rud neckties, and f r trim
ming bonnets. It is, however, vviy
frail, and the menhes arc ns sVght as
plight r."3 those- of tulle, so th .t It his
not proved vry u-eful er fTc;ve fo
rtress trimmings. B 'cde-.l U-v.-, to
brighten up plain black chips ; tulle
bonnet", c ,st fron 81.50 upward. Both
jot aud gold beads nio t P"d. As tho
bends simply outliue tho eicupn, larti.s
can easily modernize l.iccs, fiey h. vo en
hand by sowing ou flue eut j !t b a K
The Sun Never Sets on 1lie Vnite'l
Few people aro aware thr.t the pre u 1
bonst ef Ivielishmeu that the sun vvr
sets on the British einpiro is cqir.i!:y np
plieaMo to the United States. Instead
of being tho western limit oi the Union,
San Frauciseo is only alu.uf midway be
tween the farthest Aleutian Isle, ac
quired by e ur 1 ureLr.so of Ahi: kH, and
I'.utport, Me. O.ir territory oxtea-la
through 107 do-gre-.-s f L ng?tnde, or
17 de'grees moro than half way round the
globe. Tho y?c-,' M'untihi J W ?.'
fi Wen, iu commenting on this foe t, sras:
'When thfl suu is giving its good-right
klHs to our westernmost isle, ou the c m
fiues of Behring's :ea, it is already floe.d
ing the fields aud forests of Maine witli
its morning light, and iu the eastern
part of that Stato is more than an hour
high. At the very moment when tho
All utiau fisherman, warned by tho ap
proaching shades of night, is pulling Lis
canoe toward the shore, tho wond-ehop-perof
Miiuo is beginning to make the
forest echo with tho stirring musio of
A farmer's toes potatoes.
ITEMS 01' (ENT.RAL INTEREST.
Mobile Lap had many Incendiary fires
within three uiod'.Lp.
Brooklyn (N. Y.) C.dholies are to
finish their cathedral, commenced some
years ago, on which work was stepped
owing to the hard timo3. It is to cost
Tlie ezar Lns approved tho echemo of
reducing military fervices in Russia
from six years to three, and, if the mili
tt'ry authorities approve it, it will shortly
loo carried out.
During a terrific thunder storm at
C ouueii B.uffs, at Iowa, lightning enter
ed n freight warehouse, set tho Lu'ildo g
ou Cre, and destroyed it with an immense
amount of rueiehandise.
L'iliugwcli, tho comedian, who 1ms
be'cu traveling about the country ex
tensively during tho post fe.v years nuit
perf. rmiug to largo audiences, has re
cently died, ogfid 52 years.
The price of bread is lower iu London
than it Las been fer foity yc.us. Tho
best of broad is sold for throes crite, a
pound, ihe average for forly y ?av:i pa t
Laving been about for.r cents.
S'nkes are seldom mi.'tr.wat.'ro :a
tin t results. Th-1 stri'-.if-j'Jouj-'Lo'riv
men iu New York havo all r, turned to
v.'ori., l.iiviiig c-i i.u'Teird e. oi at
V;t sixty dollar-, rith s-o e::n-?'p - l
L:itI;rop G. Watford, a liotd clerk of
New Y'Tk, has li-.td b's henri t: er.sferro.1
:rvm the left to tho right side. ..Tropri
cal disease. Ii is sf.itod to be an ex
tremely rare cas, nud is of srea'c iuk-r-est
A meeting of prop 'rty-h jM ..rs cf St-.
Mary's parish, Lv, ad-ptn! a rcso'ution
opposing rrpndin? ion of the S:.,to debt
nnd favoring nn arrangement wi'.li bond
holders on a biisis of buudii Lcriug fcr.ir
per o.nt. Interest.
The jury iu the cone of JTr3. Vred:-n-bmg
ng:iiii-t tho numbers of tho New
0. L'.i'iK C s.'cr.t c ty ritle clcb- gave a
verdict of j?15.f 0) for the plaintiff, wL..so
1. usb.-.nd v..." k'nied 1 y a pet bear kept
on t'.:o clu'o grourd
T;:o bill recently parsed by Congress,
providing for tbo 'erc'i.oiojo of Mibsi
dir.y coins fr lowfiil money and to
mako such coiur a h-grd tender ia all
sums not exceeding ton dollars,' Lr.s
tjein signed by the President.
The orga:i of the Brooklyn taberuaclo
ha1? been mortgaged a3 a security fortiio
I o ui.;.,l t'f 1J ll.ojUoixy MOICM Ot
s.1,5'1 raid to have becu give'n to meet
the arrears of Dr. Tuiniago's salary eo
os toriv.hlo him to go a'.road.
().!0 cf Tennessee's legistors bitter
ly expose;1 a clause of a bill giving erc'i
reprice. 'ilidivo f'S dollars' worth of pos
tage soiinp. at the expense of tho Si jte,
end when the law pissed turned h:H pos
tngo over lo tho threo churches of his
The legislature of Texas has passed a
Meffct liquor law similar to that of Vir
piuin. A Cu'peper, Vn., man ban cou
1 1 acted wi'.h t!u Texas i tithoritios to
m.d.e' and d.-liver S.C00 M-A'et ro .-'sters
by 1st of S.'pteiuber next, a1: BIO for
e: oh tegi-tor.
Tae steamship Arizona, tl o largest
vo; sol ailoat exe; pt the Grtat T'forn,
has arrived in New York from Q tcens
towu in seven drrys and pane b.oms.
til e- 4i'5 feet in Icngili, fl.Ot'K) tons
burden, u: d carries cngives of 7,000
Lc-r.-o ie. --or.
It a-evM tirit thi r-'.iven ic-.ool r'i'l-d:-.
n viio died so Eu.idculy nl- J.i?f,b's
M:!!, . li'tio vi'.htgy in N tilirrii Ver
ino'.i, v.cro not pt.isouo-.l at too bro !;,
a: .l ist sr.pp.esed, lut v.cro tho vic-tiiii-i
of .iiplith- iia, induced by foul poola
and ciii!.t; un l.r : ul :ircnud the tehoal
h' r.'-o. The warning is sci'sonab'e.
The 1'aII R-ver (M :.-.) Ltannfactur
ers havo decide! vo lioe'ieo the reque-.t
of llio spiuin ri for au n iv-n v ot" wi.gcs
or for n boar.! of nvbitiation th a'
ter rei the gr, i-.d oi iS benig e-.iilr.o-y
to tho meliio i of i eul:;clLg busiiic-8 in
!h::i cj:;-.r-, ai d t.':-: former bcw.'o
t ie c.:ir'.if.u!'.nrerri aro now pay ing us
much a., business w ar.mts, r id :v;cre in
I'reileiick CrIIl, r.n es'remel faro-er
rcsidi-g near Hiniturv,', N.J., a rcau
of cx client Lalvis, 1 u has u'l nu-ov
eri'?' lo temper. R i"'u:v, ia a (it of
avi;or, L ) shot an i kil'.e I a morrin.l
ibuigl.ter. He gave hiiuM If up lo tt.o
attMiori'iiw, p iv r.g Le was so ei'..z v. i'h
a'if.e't' tht ho did not rol'e " h'd, Lo
wis doing, nis lO'jew" over the terri
ble result of Lis spleen id ov.-i whelming.
Tho govvrnor of M;iv;ig'"i has vetoed
a law pascd by the lust 1- giida'iiro of
thut S ate whteh pr.iposcd to vacate of
ticis the- iicunilii nl of whi-h nro found
geitlng drunk, ou tho ground that sr.c'i
! a 'aw might provo etohTrsssiug ia its
execution, and is, furthermore, in cou
tiiivei'tiou of the Stato consliluHon,
wLVi ordains that coHain otlioers who
would be pubjeet to this bill shall only
bo removed by impeachment.
Tho Pccreta-y of the treasury gives
notice that ho lias adopted for all obli
gations and other securities of the Uni
ted StateH atlistinctivo paper, one of tbo
feutures of which is the introduction of
colored silk threads into tho body of tho
paper while in process of munu'nettiro,
in c inddnntion with a distributed silk
fiber tf iliffen nt colors. Every person
who may be hereafter found Laving such
paper may be fined not more thau 15,000
or imprisoned not moro than liftoeu
years, or both.