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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
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H. A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agl.
PITTSBORU', N. C.
Attorney at Law,
PITTSBOEO', N. a, .
frsctlM. la th. Uo.rta tit Chatham, Hara.tt.
llo.r. aad OraBs;., sua la tb. 6Qpr.ffi.aa4 ftduij
My Babes In the Wood.
Onoe, walking In tbe forest wide,
Two little darlings I ospied.
The leaves had not yet begen to grow,
And ohill winds wandered to and fro ;
Yfct strange! beside a giaut tree
No sweeter faces eonld there le
Than-fhoso that looked up timidly.
With teardrops to their dop bine eyes,
While I looked down with glad surprise
I tbottght of thore two children swoct
Whose story UtUo folks repeat
Tbe poor, forlorn babes iu the wood
And then I spoke in kindly mood:
'Dear littlo darlings! ob, how fair,
All, all a'one in this coll air!
The night may bring us suow ami frost ;
Tell me, niy pretties, are yon lott?
They accrued to nesllo oloser then,
And, though I gontly spoke again,
They gave uo answer to my words,
Tiat were as mnto as sangloe birds.
I boro them homeward tenderly.
And called my little onos to eta
The pretty darlings I had found,
Oh! how tho merry shouts rang ronudl
Perhaps you may haveguossed my pttf?
Tht y wire the flril spring violets.
'Yes, actnally. I bcarJ bho mysolf
I'M you ever."
WisB Rjio GrcoD. for an unnver.
looked unutternblo tbincs. Miss
Oreon took off lierBUDdown snd fnnned
boreolf vigorously with it. fjbe looked
warm; bor faeo was flushed with feeling
no less than tuo weather. S!io and hpr
ater were no longer as Tonthfnl cs t hoir
names euggesteil. Moreover, irritation
onngs out tho lines and wrinkk-s of a
ice?, ami it is unnncstionnljlv irritating
to be passed over for a slip of a thing
witn a Joii-baby race, not one sown flish
and blood at that.
'There tbey go nowl' cried Miss Kjnie
in an oxoited whisper, flvinrr to tho win.
dow, and peeping through a crack in the
'For goodness' sake.don't give her tho
satiBfaelion of seeing von look at Lit.'
I uon t care whether sho sees wo or
not not a mail. That old pink cnlico
oni 1 iio think she might bavo hud the
decency to make herself look re;ipccta-
oie, riding out with pa's ronm man."
'V&'b young man! Wbut a way to put
Well, isn't ho. for tlio present? IIu'fl
reading mouicme in ph s c lli.-o. I'm mire.
and be takes tlio laessngoti that aro loft,
ana tells pa ailorward. For my part,
I think he is bound to be civil to na's
'Well, ho is bring civil to one of tin m.'
Yes. Thnt's tlio worst of the wiv tin
trcnts Tilly. It's real unjust to" in.
IlaU'ful littlo piece I'
A ease of cruel bton-sistorn. vf n nrn
Winking. However, Ihcro w.is no tie
either of blood or of marringo in tLiH iu
staneo. Dr. Green Lad adopted Tilly,
brought hor with him when ho moved
to Woodbridge fifteen years ago. She
was a mere bnby then, and his wife was
Btill living, anil ened for tho child liko
ber own. She man a motheiJy b ul, and
loved babies. H. r own nirU bad h ft
infancy half a scora rears Loliind them.
bince her death life had not been eo
Bmooth for Tilly. Perhaps tbe Green
girls wt.iild have been kind to another
pereon in tho same situation, but they
certainly made life a bnrden to their lit.
tie adopted sister.
Mr. Leonard ho boned tr lm TV
Leonard this time next yoar drove a
fapt hoitio before a shining now buggy.
It was a bright day. and ho bad a pretty
girl beside him. BU spirits rose to
the level of tho or eujion. Tilly and he
laughed and talked in a war that wonU
have driven Mies Tosio frantic. I speci
fy Jliss I'osie, beeauso her sitter hud
acquired two or three years' additiounl
resignation in which to bear tho ills of
ppinsterhood : wall-flowerincr had bocnmA
almoBt a second nature. But Tilly
laughed on regardless. She was baenv.
John Leonard waa the handsomest, the
beat -mannered, the best-dressed young
man she had ever known, and bo hud
singled her ont for his especial favor.
Sho was willing to believe anything of
an auspicious late.
Nor was that the last drive thov took
together. He rsked her all the of tenor
when be saw it mado tbe 'wicked sisters.'
aa h dubbed them, angry. As it prov
ed, lie asked Tilly far oftoncr than was
good for her. This was only an episode
with him; with Tilly it was tho most
real cxperieree of her life. John Leon.
ard seldom talked of his plans, but the
had mapped ont bis career for him.
When he graduated in medicine lie
should become her father's partner, and
finally relieve bar father of the burden
of bis pruotioo, and then and then
Tilly always herself shared the air cattle
This was a long, lonar while ao be
fore the war, almost; Eccarately, at tho
very breaking ont of the war. At first
John Leonard, who was an Euglithman,
ceoapod the war fever, I ut gradually the
soul of tho war clarions 'passed into bis
blood.' IIj must have a hand in this
himself. A man must bulonc toms.
where. Bo Le ciolly informod Dr.
itreen one day that he had enlisted; he
was going to fight for Lis shoulder-straps.
As lor my diploma, 1 11 wait awhile
When ho came to bid Till irood bre.
she burst out crying. That settled the
quertion as to their manner of farewell.
Hi took her in his arms and kissed her
repeatedly. This waa decidedly wrong,
At oidedly iropmdent,altbongh they were
only affectionate, brotherly kisses. Miss
It sie oame in as he released her- 'Well
Mitilda Greenl' she cried, with an in
tonation that meant anything but well
But Tilly was too hcart-brokeu to ex
tenuate her conduct. She loft that to
John, who paid, good-naturodly. 'You'll
give mo a kiss too, won't you Miss Kosie?
Komcmbcr.you may never see me again.'
And ho actually kissed her too. He
wanted to put it out of her power to tenso
poor Tilly, She bad been guilty of the
samo impropriety herself.
Poor Tilly was wretched, wretched,
after he was gono. Rut she was bnoyod
up by hopes and visions. She bad a
bravo pictnro, too, of John, which be
sent her when he was made a lieutenant,
Oli, how proud she was when thul ctme!
Sho felt that the was fighting the bat
tles of her conntry.
Sho never forgot a speech of Johu's
abont improving her mind. She tried
bard to find timo to do so. Ilor favorite
method was the composition of letters
to John, which wero never sent, in the
course of whioh she would laboriously
hunt out iu tho dictionary nearly all tbe
words she wanted to vie, to insure their
csrrect spelling. She alao endoavorod
to find time to rend such light literature
aa was contained in the weekly paper of
tho honsehold. Sbe read tbe love sto
ries, to be sure, with an especial zost
apait from their purpose as educators.
They struck a kindred chord.
One day John Leonard received iu
cimp a copy of the same paper the
Woodbridgo Ketcs. It contained a
marked paragraph. 'Good grncioinl'
ho said, reading it, 'old Green's dead.
How fearful suddenl
Ilis particular chum, lieutenant Phil
Robs, was standing by. This gentleniau
was a cormoruut of facts a trait which
tho thoughtless aro apt to confound with
curiosity; bnt I contented that there is
a difference between inquisitiveneas and
acquisitiveness. Mr. Rjbs stretched
out his baud for the paper.
Old Green? Hum 1 ah, yes Dr.
Grecnl By Jove! 'Philbrick Green, for
merly of Greenbrier, New York.' I
knew tho man. I hail from Greenbrier
mysolf. So ho has turned np again, has
he? 'Woodbridge, Rockland County,
Pennsylvania.' An excellent place to be
luriedalivo in. Been in Woodbridge,
eh? Whatever took you there?
I stndiod medicine in Dr. Green's
cfli it-. Thero was an excellent openiug
for a cauutry practice.'
Let mo see: he had two daughters
R:sio and Posie.'
'The third was only an adopted daugh
ter. She Kceounts for my interest in
him. Her mother was a distant couiin
of mine. Left a widow with three ohil-
lien utterly destitute. Sawed for her
living. The Greens took a fancy to her
littlo Tilly, and offered to take her off
her hands. She agreed, rather than let
tho child starve. Tho Greons moved
away shortly afterward. Tho hist time
was iu Greenbrier (I run up thero
very summer to see my mother) I found
that my cousin had marrieda very
well-to do man too. Her other chil-
dreu had died meanwhilo.and she had set
her heart on reclaiming Tilly, nor
usbaud had made inquiries for Dr.
trceu, but to no purpose, lie had
mado two or three moves since leaving
ireenbrier, and no oue knew whoro he
had moved to last. My cousin was fret
ting herself sics. I cin't say that I
pitied Ler as much as though she had
not given up her child of her own-free
will, to begin with. It always seemed
an nnmotherly thing to me. And here
liavo suddenly unoarthed tho girl!
tl writo to her mother this very day .'
'And I'll writo to Tilly,' John added.
Ho wrote to the mother too; he scorn
ed so anxious, as Phil said, to have bis
ngor in every corner of the pie, that
Phil waved his rights of previous ao-
qnaintanceship, and pormitted his friend
to niako tho discloHiros to Mrs. Eaton,
Phil contenting himself with inclosing a
few lines to his cousin indorsing John's
moral character in that yonng man's
Speedily eime the answer. A very in
coherent, agitated, short little note from
Tilly, so badly penned and expressed aa
to be almost illegible and nuintelligible.
But John mado out from it that she was
very unhappy, and would hail any
change with joy. Mrs. Eaton's missive
was blotted with tears.
Net long afterward arrived tho news
that Tilly had gone to her mother in
Greonbrier. John breathed a sigh of
relief. Ho had learned that Dr. Green
bad died intestate. His property Lad
gone to Lis legal heirs. It would have
been hard lines for Tilly, slaving all the
lest of Ler days for those hard task
miutresses, the 'wicked sisters.' The
life-long bondage seemed inevitable to
John's excited imagination.
S j severrJ months passed. Then John
applied for leave, on his doctor's advico,
who said he needed rest. It was a prob
lem where to spend it. Ho would have
gone to Woodbridge as being the nearest
approach to home, had Dr. Green and
Tilly still been there. She bad cried
when he bad bidden ber good-bye. He
did not think that any one else had
shod tears for his sake since. Poor little
Tilly I Pretty little Tilly! He had a
great notion to go to Greenbrier and
look ber np. He wanted to find ont
whether she would be pfa l to see Lim.
He went to Greenbrir. II j found
the decent, tidy little brit-k house where
the Eatoua lived. IIj was bhown into a
dark little parlor.
It was impossible not tj see that Tilly
was extremely agitated when she camo
down to him. The band die gave to
Juhn wa;i like ice, and trouiblcdat his
tonoh. ne almost seated her, still hold'
iug her hand, and she looking up at him
with the old wistful look in her eyes.
John was touched. He always had liked
Tilly. And, poor little soul, how thin
Bho was! Was it possible that she had
only exchanged one kind of bondage for
She went out to the front door with
him when ho left, and ho saw then in the
daylight how palo sho had grown. Tho
littlo wild roeliad lost s bloom. He
auked her to take a drivo with him for
tho sake of old times, 'You look as
though yi u needed the fresh air.'
'Yes, I do not got out often; mother is
On tho evening of hii last day in
Greenbtier ho mude ip his mind that he
wtuld ask her to marry him. He had
very littl doubt of her answer, poor
foolish cLild; for his ownpnrt he facc;ed
ho was in lovo with her. At all events,
bo ought to be iu love with some one by
this time. Tilly was almost the only
girl he had ever known well.
But fato interfered with his intention.
Mrs. Eiton was so ill that Tilly could
not be spared from her side for more
than five minutes. She ran dowu just
to say good-byo, John resolved that ho
would wrilo instead, ne told Tilly he
would write. 'And take enre of your
self,' bo added. She did not cry this
time. Persona who take an extremo
view of human maladies worth! perhaps
bavo Enid that &ho looked simply broken-
When John did writo it was a different
sort of letter from t'ue one bo had plan
ned. Ou his return to camp he was
confronted by a crisis iu hia lifo. A gay
party from WushiDgton camo down to
dance and flirt iu tho tontod field in lieu
of tho conventional ball-room. Of its
number was Maud Galo, who, if exper
ience goes for anything, should have
been an adept in both dancing and flirt
ing. A society girl par excellence, but
tho first of the type who had crossed
Johu Leonard's path. She had cultivat
ed fascination to the full extent of her
powors, and John fell au easy victim to
her practiced wiles. II 3 waa bowitched.
What if her hair were blondined, and
her skin wero whitened aud reddened,
aud ber eyebrows darkened? John was
as innocent as n babe about theso mat
ters. To him Maud was radinnt in all
the fresh beacty of yonng womanhood.
Tilly? Sho faded in his thought by con
trast into snch a mere dull little girl.
Still bewitched, he becamo engaged to
Ho was stiU madly infatnatod, how
ever, when his regiment was ordered in
to battle a battle which euded iu victory
for bis side, but whioh left him iu a
condition however between lifo and
douth. He was desperately wounded;
and poor fellow! aud when they first
told him that the amputation of his right
arm was unavoidable, it seemed to him
that he would rather die outright. A
cripple! maimed! He thought of Maud
and her strong, bright beauty with a
sickening sensation of unfitness.
He lay nt death's door for weeks. Tart
of tho time he was too ill to recognizo
any ono. Only tho teudercst nursing,
the most nssidnoiu euro, saved him.
And when he finally opened his eyes to
cont-ciousness, npon whut assiduous and
tender nnrpedo you suppose they rested?
It was icrrcdiblo, lna whom but
gentle, euro-worn, gazelle-eyed little
Tilly! 'll'jw ou earth ' begau Jolin,
then dropped off to sleep again.
It had been almoht a year now since
ho had seen this dewy woodland rose,
lie hud only written her one letter mean
while, but that letter had been her
heart's sustenai ca ever siuco. Sho had
laid it away among certain other mem
ories of hers memories which retained
their sweetness liLo withered sprigs of
luvendor. As tho months sped by she
made np her niiud that she would never
see Johu again that bo had forgotten
her. This was her presentiment. But
she did not blame Johu because he bad
not proved all that she had once hoped
hewonld; that had been her mistake,
but a mistake which had been also her
ono joy and romance. She called him
her good angel. Iu the dear Hebrew
phrase, ho bod corae to her as in truth
every good friend comes to nr. as an
angl of God.
During thw weary while her mother
lied. Tiny found herself without a tio
in life. S'io might come and go as she
pleased. Thero was a distinct de-sire in
hor loving heart to do the one work for
an unemployed woman just then. But
it was some little timo before she gath
ered oouruge to carry out ber wish to
become a hospital nurse. The alarming
first step once taken, she went on easily
enough. And she found an immense
pleasure in thus being of nse as i-ho
proved and of comfort to many suffer
The providence which tliroets small
matters aa well as great, appointed ber
dutios in a certain ward in a certain
hospital, where ahe came npon John
Leonard's white face one day, as he lay
strotchod on his cot of paiu, and she re
alized, with a sudden tumultuous rush
of feeling, that it was for her, humanly
speaking, to te-ud him back to life. She
felt as though thin satisfaction more
than compeusated for all that she had
suffered loueloss, neglect, disappoint
ment- in the past.
There was littlo romance about Maud
Gale. She made some excuse for break
ing her engagement as noon as ahe
learned of John's niisfoi tnue. She had
littlo faith in a ono-arniod man's being
able to fight tho battle i.f lifo success
fully. Aud m?ceF8 meant to her more
than affection: one mieht full iu love
many times over.
John fortunately fonud tin'' tho cure
for bis disappointment lay in tho nature
of tho disappointment itself, '3o weak
a thing! so weak a thiugl'
Hi we cnue to tho cud. Tilly, eon
tinning her ronnd of blcssnd duties, was
greatly surprised when John told her,
not many mouths after that, that she
was the ono noed of his life. Sho hud
buckled down to work. When lovo
camo to her suddenly, its voice was as a
vo'ce iu a dicaia. But sho believed it
oh, bow gladly I It is so easy for
youth to be happy, to forget!
Miss Glo might have married a dirtin
gni!i!ied man, aft r all. Dr. Leonard
graduated iu his profession immediately
before his marriage to Tilly, and his
name by this timo in one that is well
known among physicians.
My impression is that ro notification
of tho wedding was sent to Miss llrjpie
and Miss I'osie. Mr. Philip Ryss was
notified, however. Ho signified his
cordial interest and approval, no felt,
moreover, as though he had had ashoro
himrelf in making tho match. But then
I have noticed that that is aUvnys the
way tho unimportant important char
ac'er feels in all the novels and plnys.
Abettors of Suicide.
If the authorities t-l'OnM be nhlo to
collect clear evidence identifying the in
dividual who furnished to Tarr the
strychnino with which ho brought hia
lifo to an end almost iu tho presence of
the judgo who was rcutemcing Lim to bo
banged, at Philadelphia, they will have
acase for tho application of a doctrine of
law, aucient ami important, thougli very
seldom invoked. It is the same offense
to aid a person to kill himself that it is
to enable him to kill a third person.
The antiquated methods by which it
was once sought to punish snieido have
fallen into disuse, not nt all because sni-
ci lo has eonio to bo deemed innocent or
even venial, but altogothi-r because they
offend modern ideas of humanity in pun
ishments. Tho law formerly denounced
a heavy forfeiture of property ogniu?t a
suicide; this is no longer enforced, bo
cftDBC it is seen to punish innocent heirs
rather thau tho real offender. Tho law
formerly prescribed ignominious burial,
this is relaxed becusj it is seen to in
volve a batbarous venceance, rather
than a tiue punishmc-nt. Bnt suicide is
just as truly tho murder of one's self
now as in ths days when tho perpetrator
was liable to forfeit lands aud goods,
and to be buried, with a ctako tbrouph
the benrt, at a plnc3 whoro four roads
met. The cnurta now realize that the
principal offender cannot bo renehed by
human penalties, and they forbear tho
attempt. But for tho purposes of any
collateral inquiry, au iuteutioual sulfide
by a Fane person is fully and entirely
murder. Whoever aids a rnieiJe in
guilty of complicity in a murder.
A Painful Scene. t
Yesterday morning whilo seven or
eight old and rcliablo citizens were
holding down chairs an! boxes in a
Michigan avcuno grocery, and nnr.ni
niously agreeing that this was the great
est country on e'arth, a strr.nger entered
and said: 'Gentlemen, I suppose yon
aro all familiar with politic.-'.' 'V7o are,'
they replied iu chorus. 'Au 1 you kunw
all about tho fundamental principles of
liberty?' 'We do.' 'Well, I'm glad ou
it, for I've made a bet with a feller back
hero as to how tho reading of tho con
stitution begins. One of you jmt write
mo down the first teu wordii.'
Whilo be felt for a stub of a pencil
every man begun serr'emug his head
and cautiously eyeing b;s neighbor.
Ono began muttering: 'Now I lay me
,' and a second Fai.i somo'.hiug abont
'Resolved,' aud a third wrote on tho top
of a cracker-box: 'Ou motion, it was
voted that that .' There was a "rent
deal of onghing aud sneeziiirt: and nose
blowinj, when a boy c imo in and Raid
the stranger's horso buj run away, no
rushod out, aud seven faces brightened
up and srailod, and seven mistook fresh
chews of tobacco anl tried not to look
too important when tho grocer Slid:
'The constitution? Why, every oao of
you can repeat it by heart with your
eyes Bhut of eiuno you e in.
According to rfc.'utoomutat'ous, it is
shown that iu these dujs of death-deal-iug
war iniplotuenU, tli." percentage
killed of those wud go into battles
amounts to eight to eleven per cent. ;
during the days of smooth-bore guns
tbe percentage was twenty-five, and iu
the times of sword, bow and spear it
amounted to thirty-three, "fha smaller
ratio iu these days over tho old bntid-to-hand
conflicts, is accinnhvl for on the
ground that battles are fonght at com
paratively long range, no general during
to rush his men to tho certain death of
Bright brocades and wild flowers mix
prettily in seaside Lutn.
Kilt fronts are seen on nearly all tho
promenade dresses in New Y.irk.
Black lace bunting di esses arc likely
to snpersode woolen grenadines.
A profusion of lace cud TI inibui g era
broidery de-cks snmv.er ettuu:ea.
Lulies' nkters of f:.;.ey cl. evict nrc to
take tho place of linen traveling wraps
Old coi crnls aro worn iu tcarf-pius
and bouquet holders; the newest and
oddest is an owl with ruby eyes.
India muslin j whets, trimmed with
Breton lace, wiil bo worn bath with
black and colored costumes this sum
W Lite inufum neiiitios aio worn
around tho throat inside tho liucn col
lar. It is not considered stylish t ) wear
Tho Leon;e sleeve is a new cvuifp.
It is only fastened to the waist under
the arm, and tho wearer looks as if Ler
dressmaker's work had beeu bn.,Iy done,
and as if her poirn vvio cco-ing to
New breakfast caps have ! !.. laco or
muslin end:! that cro.'.s iu tlic back, liuJ
are brought togi tlu-r again in front low
on tho bust. Tiio chowy Biabaut Lice
is used for tho crown an 1 falls cif other
cdpa. lYacock biu.i satin ribbon, in
looped clutters, or in ono largo Ah a
cian bow on top, is very effec'.ivo triri
ruing for muslin caps.
For a stout girl of fouitccu r.ia'uo per
c.;lo and lawn dresses with bolted
basques aud very simply droped over
skirts that have quite shoi't aprr-ns, and
perhnps a kilt plaitod skirl. Make her
while dresses wilii u boufl'mt polonaise.
Tho Tinafore polonaiao pr.ttern will be
good for a stout lady's dres -os; either
grenadine or wash dresses mnr bo uade
by this design.
mxTs Aiiorr oucsses.
Corfanes are most vari-.d in uelail,
scarcely any two bcinij ma le alike. The
inly settled fact is that all basques are
shorter, except those tha1- are cut in
English coat shnpn, to s vw .is a street
garment without nn cxtn wr.-ppinj.
Tho front has t.ro darts, but uo oro
basqu seam, an 1 thii FOiue'iues com
pels the "iso of an nndera'ni d.itt, which
gives the effect of two side forms in the
back. The first oid j b j ly begins i:i the
nrmhole, and iu many c ies the cccond
also; but tho long side form i, bejiuuing
in tho shoulder bo;v.us, have proved bo
becoming to mist figures that the at
tempt to give ihera up h.n beeu a fail
ure, as lunny ludici io.M.it upon lii.vjiif
them. Tiicio are, however, fewer pcuhh
in tho back than wh"u tho Ions; cor- ei
liko cuirass was so punuiar. Tao middle
seam is usually retained, though iot al
ways. Sjuio of Wortu's handsomest-
fitting waists nro mado with merely the
two short sile-fona semis in tho back.
Tnere is loss effort to make tho figure
taprr toward the waist line; hence all
the forms of tho back pro cqu.-lly broad
nt (he narrowest part. Tho greatest
changes arc made below tho wnUt in the
back by the introduction of the pan ler
fullness, which is net confined to the
skirts of the dress1, but is seen on fir
basque us well. Sinu times tho side
forms aro cut qnito lo-i.fr and broad, are
piped on the front ed'O and nt tho bi.t
tom, whilo tho back edgas arc laid in
three or fonr plaits, find are brought lo
fotlier qr.ito high np, nearly t th"
waist liue, ou t'io middlo forms, where
Ihev are further onla; -. d bv having a
ehe'll bow of satin placed upu them;
this bow conceals tlio j ;inir.? of tin
plaits. Tuo cuds of th i mi.ldlo forms
ure in this cmo laid quite flat, aud ni3
shaped to form two wiJo ln.-ips. Such a
basque as this is quite bou;T.i:it of itself,
and adds to the general punier eff -ct.
This design is exoelle'it for black frreua
diues, with satiu luws f ir triiu r.iuf;.
J lit r per lia'.a,;
Slcht Sceiiiir In America.
Niagara Falls i- the pr.iu lest cataract
in tho world. II i!f of it bel.'irjs to tin)
United Sintes, yet it in not p.siblo for
nn American citizen even to look ht the
falls nnle'rs he pin s at least twenty-Eve
cent!,! Wafkins Glen, New York, in a
wonderful cha-tir, wil l and p e'.iiresqne,
but tho free Air.er'cin citi.eii umi-t pav
fifty cents to enter it. It is Lard to
fence in Mt uat Wa:;liing!..vi, an 1 it has
not yet beeu uoivmpiirhed, but as tlio
fares are uiui'li higher tie.n ti.o moun
tain tho free American citizen vi-.y tliiuk
he can save meuey by walking to the
top. He is i:"iituke'i. He will have to
pay eighty centa toll to vtaik up. Tht'
An Saublo chasm is gloomy and grand,
but it coRts tho free American citizen
fifty cents to see it. The Fl inie nt the
Frarc mia Notch is wort!i seeine; r-euty-tlvo
cents worth. Tl:e Whirlpool
at Niagara is sad aud i' rnber, at let U
makes the fre'o American citizen feel so
when bo goes there with n party of la
dies fifty cents rr.c'i. Tiio Falls of
Montmorency are romantic, historical
and be-antifn! twenty-five e ntr admis
sion and fifty cents toll. And tLus it
goes. If Ann rican speculators c-.ild
only eieet a wall aloug the sea omist so
that no one eonld stu tho eoiaii without
payiug a dollar, it is qiiitd likciy tho
free American citizen would go tj 6ee it
without a murmur, nud lake hi- children
if they wero allowed t' go for half price,
Tiie Charleston, S. O., oitoiu-hou?e
cost tho government Sl OOd.OOO, nud was
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST.
Factories in Mucin, Gi., aro taming
cut au unusually large number of cotton
Tho first ordination of a Chinaman to
tho Protestant Episcopal ministry in
the United States took place in San
IVecci'-.eo, May 10.
A cypress saw-log recently parsed
down the Sabine, in Texas, sixty feet long
and seven feet in diameter, capable of
making 00,000 shingles.
The production of butter and cheese
iu thin ceuutry is said to be four tinios
greater in value than the total yield of
e;nr gold and silver minep.
Tho Law and Order L?agin of Brook
lyn, X. Y., have resolved to vigorously
enforce the law forbidding tiio sale of
litjuorH to persons under 18 years of age.
Of 1,W emigrants landed nt New
York in one day, 12rt of them were Mor
mon converts on their way to Utah.
Tlicy comprised English, Irish, Scotch,
Y el.sh and Swiss.
A vigorous effort is racking for tho
introduction of a divorce law in France,
or rathor for tho restoration of an old
article in the ende, which wus iu force
from 1702 to lslG.
Tho new Inlet near tho month of
Cine Fear rivor, N. C, has been closed.
It id generally thought that tiie Buccer.s
f this work will add greatly to tho
prosperity of Wilmington.
The women employed in tho English
government departments complain to
parliament that while their pay has been
cut dowu one-fonrth, that of the nun
Las not been reduced at all.
The English parliamentary coramiitco
bus reported that tho electric lighting
system is snflbieutly developod to nliow
of its being economically used for public
1 ut net for domestic f u '-poses.
During r:uo of tho last uuys of lha
session, when the chaplain of the Senate
offered prayer and invoked 'divine bletr-
!!' upon the deliberations of this b dy,'
tiievo was not a single Senator pre-ent.
Charles K. L indif, who killed Elilor
Cnrrntli at Vinelaiul, N. J., for defaming
Mrs. Liudis, has now got n oivorco on
iccDiiutof ber desertion. It would ap
pear that Mrs. Lindis did not consider
her vindication worth the sacrifice.
During a railroad war in Ivinsai C:ty,
one lino euv. tho fare to Chicago to fifty
ceiits, whereupon a rival offered a ticket
aul cl.r.imo for the samo am'. u'it. then
,lussos of beer were thrown in, aud
liiiilly a truiuhnd of passengers wero
tal; u free.
New York city ha? a by-law pr Libit
iug itineraut u.micians from playing
wiliiiu o'l) feet ef churcbt- or school-
bou -ics whilo in setsiun, aud making it
conipulsoiy on musiciaus to movo along
when ordered to do so by be.mehohlers
in front of whoso promises they may be
Tae Boston Traveller fnys : 'The de-
uoud for labor at the West has niatoriallv
reJit'od the volume of unemployed
labor hero, while tho demand for our
products to meet the wants of tho W'cbt
s causing most of tho New Eolaiul
mamiractnring corporations to work on
Sixteen littlo girls in Minneapolis wero
recently rendered deadly sick by eating
-oiao castor oil beans which the-y hud
boiu encage! in stringing. Twelve of
the children, by timely antidotes, aro
out of danger, bnt the others aro bo
badly poisoned that their lives nro de
According to tho returns given by tho
M )il'ct bell-pnnches iu Richmond, tho
sross receipts of tho saloons of that
city average only $2 per day, or not
ciii ugh to pay the rent, fr.nn which the
authorities couelude there is a discrep
ancy somewhere, as all tho Euioons are
The. Nihilists ef ll issia bavo iu prepa
ration a book which is said to give n full
acciuutof thoezar'ui. 11-ncri.inintrieu -s,
w itii portraits of tho court boantios who
have from timo to timo held away over
the imperii.l affections. Great ex ito
ment prevails in high circles in conse
quence of tho report.
TLo emigration of Swedes from the
old etiuttry to New Saredeu, M, is
constantly on tho increase, nud bus as
sumed ui t'.i proportions that (be luiuau
steamship company Las established an
ngi-tey at New Sweden, and now sells
tickets from any part eif Old Swedeu
through to New Sweden, Me.
A cow on the New Jersey Central rail
road caused an oil car to jump tho track
and explode. The oil at once took fire
aud spread itself for sniw dittitneo
art uud, destroying nineteen loadod cars.
Persons living near th disa .ter bad to
eiig treno'ies to prevent tho flaming sub
station from coming in cmtaet with their
Whilo a detachment of North Ciro
liin's convicts, who had been at work ou
the Caps Fear and Yadkin Valley rail
roed, wi re returning to oiinip nuder
guard, ten of tho prisoners mado a rush
for lilx-rty, when rhe keepers fired npon
Micro, instantly killing four, and seri
ously wounding four ti tbe others.
At tho session of the grand lodgn of
Masons of the Stato of New York tho
re port of a special committee wua read,
showing that the total cost of the Mason
ic Tomplo in New York city for grouud
and bnildiug on M ay 1,178, wns 31,-21-'
953.78, theoostof furniture $iil,i:8.
M; tundry other expenses amounted to
$2.11,850.00. Total $l,590,2;2.9rt.