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PITTSBORO CHATHAM CO., X. C, JULY 2-1, 187'.).
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Hih largest stock of rLOWH. PLOW CA8T
1NQS aud FARMING IMPLEMENTS in the
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linll-tonguae, Shovel-plows, Sweeps, etc., as
chetp an Ton can bny the Iron or Htool. Ho
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Stigirt, Coffees, Tea, Cuba Molasses,
Fine Sirups and Fancy Groceries.
no l'tiya good at Iho 1Owost Prises, and
taken advantage of all disoonnts, and will sell
goods aa cheap for CASH as they ou he
bought in the State. You can always find
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Vails) IiutTs, Collar.!, Cornets, Fans, PatauoU,
Umbrellas, Notions, Clothibg,
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I.idkni and Children. (Jarr.ajo Materials.
N ills Iron Furniture; Chewing and StnoLing
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Fr.rtlwt to th Court, et Chatham, HsrasM
l,Mr. and Oras(, aud la Mis uiui. and ttifi
Halbert and Hob.
Here ia thing that happened. Like wild
' beaata whelpsd, for don,
foawi'd part of North England, there lived
. once tiro wild men,
Inhabiting 0110 homoaUad, neither a hovel nor
Time out of mind, their birthright: father and
son, theer bnt
Bach a aon, anoh a father ! Host wlldneBS by
Softaua away: yet, hut of their line.the wildest
and wo'it wore thono.
Criminals, tbemr Why, no: Ihoy ill not mur-
der and rpb;
Cot give them a word, tbey retnrncd a blow
old Halbert and young Hob:
Harsh and florco of word, rongh and garage of
Hated or fearoJ the more who knows? the
genuine wild-beast breed.
Thus were they fonud by the few sparse folk
of the oonuty-side;
Vat how fared each with other ? E'en beasts
conch, hido by hide.
In a growling, grudged agreement: ao, father
and aon lay onrlod
The oloselier np in their den bectute the laat of
their kind in the world.
Still, heart irks beast on occasion. One Chritt-
mas-nlgbt of snow,
Came father and aon to wordi inch words !
more oruel bcoanse the blow
To crown eioh word waa wanting, while taunt
matched gibe, and curse
Compatod with oath in wager, like pastime In
hell nay, worso:
For pastime turnod to earnest, as up there
sprang at last
The son at the throat of the father, seired him
end held him fast
'Oat of this hones yon go 1' (there followed a
'This oven where now we Lake, too hot to hold
as both 1
If tbere'a snow ontsijo, there's ooolucss: ont
with you, bide a spell
In the drift, and aave tbe sexton the oharge of
a pariah shell !'
Now, the old trunk waa tough, waa solid as
stump of oak
Untouched at the core by a thousand years:
much lesa had its seventy broke
One whip-cord nerve in the muscly mass from
neck to tbonldcr-hlada
Of tho monntainous man, whereou his child's
rash hand like a feather weighed.
Nevertheless did the mammoth that his oyoa,
Drop chin to breast, drop hands to side, staud
stiffened arms and thighs
All of a piece struck mute, muoh aa a sentry
Patient to take the enemy's fire- bis captain so
Whereat the son's wrath fliw to fury at such
Of his puny strength by tho giaut old thus act
ing tbe babo new born.
Acd 'Neither will this turn servo I' yolled he.
'Out with yon ! Trundle, log I
If yon cannot tramp and trudge like a man, try
all fours like a dog !'
Still the old man stood muto. Bo.logwiae
down to the floor
Palled from his flresido place, dragged on from
hearth to door
Was be pushed, a very log, a staircase along,
A certain tarn in the s.epi was reached, a yard
from the house door-sill.
Then the father opened bis eyes each rp.uk
of their rage extinct
Temples, late block, doad-bUnchcd -right band
with left hand linked
He faced his son submissive; when slow the ac
Tbey were strangely mild, though bis son's rash
hand on his ueok lay all the same.
'Ilalbcrt, on such a bight of a Christmas long
For auoh a canse, with such a gesture, did I
My father down thus far; but, softening here,
A voice tn my bca i, and stopped: you wait for
an outer word.
'for your own cake, not mine, soften you too
Leave this last step we reach, not brave the
finger of God I
I dared not pass its lifting: I did Well. I nor
Nor praise you. I Hopped bore: Halbert, do
you tho same !'
Btraiehtway the son relaxed his bold of the
They mounted, tide by side, to the room again:
Took either of eaob, no lign made each to
A first, lu absolute silence, their Christmas
night tbey passed.
At dawn, tbe father sat on, dead, in tbe self
With an outburst blackeniug still tbe old bad
But the son crouched all a-tremble like any
When be went to tbe burial, some one's staff
he borrowed tottered and leaned.
Bat his lips were loose, not locked kopt mut
tering, mumbling. 'There!
At bis cursing and swearing !' the youngsters
cried; but the elders thought, 'In prayer.'
A boy threw stones: he picked them np and
stored them in his vent.
Bo tottered, muttered, mumbled be, till be
died, perhaps from rest.
'I there a reason la nature for those bard
hearts ?' Oh I.ear,
That a reason out of nature must turn them
oft, seems clear !
Five outlaws were hanged by a mob in
Heniy county, Ky., several year ago,
anr1 until lately that section was free of
robbers. A new gang, however, has
proved its existence by a particularly
fiendish crime. RiiJing on a farmer's
premises at night, they murdered three
persons and burnt the.buildings for the
sake of ftealing things worth lens than
$300. Governor MoOreeiy says, in a
proclamation offering a rewarJ, that
Kentucky cannot afford to let the crim
A LEAF FROM A DIARY.
I am happy; so happy that there in tin
intensity like prtin iu the feeling, an if a
touch, a brent h might send me from
such au extreme down to misery. How
nncousoionsly I came to thii lonesome
p!ace, never guessing that here I was to
find everything my own life and nature
longed for in PritcLlla Burns! I caunot
tell when I first realized that she formed
a imrt of my drtily thought and living,
bnt from my first glanco at her she ne
ver seemed like any one else. I can call
np distinct pictures of her which have
photographed themselves forever on my
memory; once silting by tho lire em
broidering purple and gold pansiefon
some dark, somber woolen stuff, a soft
flush on her cheek, the soft whita 1-.1
flitting back and forth with the needle
a picture for a man to frame on his own
hearthstone; Penelope tit her loom
could no more clearly have typified the
perfect union of lowly domestio cares
aud graces; then again, as she comes in
from school white and tirod, every spark
of animation gone from her face.
Willi a seemingly haughty indiffer
ence which really covers shyness, when
approached on ordinary topics, she glows
aud forgets herself in speaking of higher
things. I have at last persuaded her to
read German before mo, aud though her
slyness would hardly allow her to do It,
she was only impelled, I am sure, by a
stoical anxiety to be criticised for her
own good. Her ncseut is poor, as it may
well be, sho having been for tho most
part her own teachor, but her enthnoi
aam aud true appreciation of eveiy
beauty are enough to inspire any one.
I have given up the solitary evenings
in my own room that wera at first so de
lightful. Frisoilla, who does not have
tho luxury of a firo np stairs, takes her
plcca every night in tho sitting-room,
and with only good Mrs. Fickcring for
an andieuco, who is half the time asleep,
we talk till the bntcher, the baker, the
cendle-stiek maker comes in from their
respective haunts at nine o'clock.
' Sho is kind and friendly to mo simply
be c.iuHO she is so unconscious. With no
society hero, no friends who earo for the
things sho is tittcxl to appreciate, I bo
lie va sho is somewhat grateful for tho
pliasant Jionrs we havj spent together;
they have made a variety in her monot
onous life. Is that all? It must not,
shall not be all. Every grain of will,
tvory impulse within me are bent on this
one point, to make her lovo me. When
with her I am c.ilm and ooroposod as the
hersvlf. I dare not lose one degree of
control for four of frightening by th in
tensity of my passion. Enough of rhap
sody ! I must do as I have begun to do
toward Tom.nvoid mentioning her name,
for it leads me further thu I care to go.
Poor Tom ! he writes ta aan why my let
ters are so short and business-like and
why 1 never speak of the school teacher
who occupied four pages a while ago.
I cliu.ll not tell him now. If I am to be
hapf'y he will kuow it thou, if I am not
but I cannot provide for that alterna
tive. For the first timo in my life I am
living altogether iu the present, with no
thought of the past that was like a dream
compared with this substance of reality.
One week t which had been long
enough to carry me through anffloient
gradations aud revulsions of feeling to
furnish a metaphysic'an with material
for years of speculation. Bnt the meta
physical aspect is of no importance to
me; I can only thiuk of my real, human
hnppiueRS. There has been a change to
my watchful eyes in Priscilla, a shyness
in her manner toward me, au avoidance
of my society. It out me to the heart,
for I was too stupid to dream it might
be anything but dislike. One night I
met her on tho shore when she was re
turning from a call on somo sick scholar
or indignant parent, aud stung to the
quick by her cool 'good evening' and
evident desire to leave me, I broke
bhiutly.even rudely into tho truth. She
was startled, almost frightened I believe.
To my aocusation that she had wholly
ignored me she had not a word to say,
and then bnt even if I ooulJ recall
what I said next I would not write it.
I only caro to remember that she yield
ed to my impetuosity and owned that she
loved me. After that no demur nor ob
jection to our love could or can evor
move ma. For she has objections, seri
ous ones, she says, which she names with
a gravity only equaled by the ease and
gaycty with which I overthrow them
all. 'Iu the first place,' said Priscilla,
'I am not your equal in some points.
Perhaps I personally insy be, bnt our
positions in society are so different. Ton
are rich I know, aud though you are free
from any assumption of superiority one
oculd tell from your manner that you
are accustomed to what ia more refined
aud luxurious in life; used to eating with
a silver spoon, iu fact. Tour wife must
be a woman fitted to shine in society,
and I could never, never fill the place
you offer me.' At the grave dropping of
her tone here I am so jubilant, so ar
rogant in my new happiness that I
laugh scornfully at her weak little argu
ments, aud sweep them down with one
assertion: 'I love yon.' It includes
c voi y thing else I might say. It tells her
what she is to me in comparison with all
the rest of the world. That was but
three days ago, and I have made so
many opportunities for seeing her, have
so used my right of possession in de
manding from her every spar minute
she bo., that it teems os if we had bo
longed to one another for ages, or rather
as if the years when we did not know
one Fnothi r had sunk bpo: boro they
deaervo ta bo, in the pa-t. If Imp
piners wakes time fly it certainly also
makes some uviments seem infinite. She
has told me the story of her life; a life
so hard, bo full of pror.aio work for daily
bread and devoid of pleasures, that I al
most feel condemned for having lived at
it:y eaio while bhohr.s been walking such
thorr y pnthr. Iler father and mother
died when she was a child; then she was
taken by nn aunt who was kind as far as
she knew how to be, but nnoon; olonMy
ornol to the sensitive child. Cruel be
cause sho starved her of wbnt bor am
bition and talents demnuJed, books,
leinure for study and a lit'io aid in tho
path she knew herstdf fltttfl by np.tnro to
treid. 'She real'y liked mo, I think,
said rrinoilla, 'but on a farm yon know
thcro is not muoh ready money, even for
those who are entitled to it. It wss nat
ural they should feel I was in the wny,
and that they should fully appreciate
their own charity in doing so much for
me. So partly from a desire for inde
pendence, and partly because I wanted a
new life, I sncoeedod in teaching a terra
or two of a district sahoal, thou went to
a privute echool where I took a fow
classes iu return for tuition iu several
branches, thou more district school, and
here I am, as you see.' Aud here I am
determined she shall not be long. She
has no other claims to consider, no
friends who hava a right to dictate or
even advise her.and why should we wait
before beginning our new life together ?
Tho mere fact of tho lifo and personality
of this woman coming in contact with
mine has changed tho current of my
thought completely, and I hope forever.
There is no more doubt left me of the
solemnity, tho supremo importance of
every-day life, because I have fonud an
interest iu the hnraau I never had before.
The divine and ideal are not lesiened iu
importance to me, but I cannot believe
it is right for a man to look altogether
away from tho poor little planet where
he is born. It is not ouly his privilege
to attempt daring flights into the un
known, but to make harm onions the
workings of common existence. When
I say this revolution has been wrought
iu me by her, I mean rather that it has
taken place from tho mere fact of my
loving her. L ve has created me a
home, has given me my own little foot
hold on the earth which makes mo think
more kindly of the whole globe. As to
whether these new ideas will chnngo my
external life I cannot say; my past fail
ures, at least, can be more easily borne
since the relutiv.) importance of all work
is becoming more clear to mo. So that
now, if I must submit to living a quiet
lifo which shall rffer no grand resnlt to
tho world, I can acoept it without tho
foeling that because I hf.va failed in
what I havo aspired to everything else
must necessarily be of no value. Who
cau draw the lino between singing the
mighty song of tven a greater than Ho
mer, and guidicg the tiuicst wheels of
tbe nnivjrso tvju though they run
noUolecsly aud out of sight? I am not
learning to underrate great deeds, but
only beginning to realize that the earth
belongs to me as much as to the most
richly endowed among men. I claim my
birthright of lovo and beauty and tveu
6orrow, roy privilege of forming a part
Senator Thurman recently told iu
Congress how appropriation bills are
passed by the people's representative.
Ilesnid: 'Until the last session I do
not recollect, although it may be a de
fect of memory at present, a case of the
yeas and nays being called on an appro
priation bill. There may have been
such an instance, but I cannot recall it,
it made to little impression on me.
These bills usually pass as a matter of
course. I shall never forget the snr
prise with which I saw an appropriation
bill, making appropriations, according
to my reoollcctiou, of about $2,030,000,
pass this body at tho first session that I
had a scat here. There were in this
Senate at the time that bill passed just
'There whs tho Senator from Msine
(Mr. Fcseenden), the chairman of the
committee on appropriations, who sat,
if I recollect aright, where the Senator
from New Tork now sits. There was the
Senium from Iowa (Mr. Harlan), chair -roan
of the committee ou Indian affairs.
It was the Indian appropriation bill. I
went over and sat by the side of Mr.
Fespenden while the bill was under con
sideration, and my friend from Minne
sota (Mr. Rimsey), snt iu his seat over
yonder audjwrote letters. There were
four of us, nnd we voted away $'2,0J0,
Oro of the people's money at that sitting.
Five hundred thousand dollars apiece.
Wo did not vote that exactly, for there
sat Mr, Fessenden with the bill before
him, and there sat the Senator from
Iowa, the chairman of the committee on
Indian affairs, with a long list of amend
ments to offer; and wheu he offered an
amendment, Mr. Fessenden, if be ap
proved it, would nod, and then it went
in ; if be shook bis head it did not go in,
for there could not be a vote; there was
no quorum. And so they two, with
their nods and their shakes, shook ont of
the treafury $2,000,000. That in the
way appropriation bills too often pass,
and generally do pass,'
A (Jpoi'gia Horror.
A dispatch from Aluua nunouncs
that the home of Mr. J. T. R ynold s
near Joaesboro, bus been burned, and
with it several members of his family.
A oorreflpondont vent to the 6eeno of
the fire, and rep rt3 that a trcincudona
crowd had gathered, aud the excitomcnt
was iiitouHO. Tne Iioufo, a large two
story woolon one, was iu rains, nnd
nothing had been stvdd from tho wreck.
Mr. Reynolds, who wft3 hira.self badly
burned, had been taken to a neighbor
ing hcu -e, aud tho corpses of tho two
gills, or what remained of them, bad
been taken out, making a horrible sight.
Mr. Reynolds was in the most intenso
pain, and was almont crazed with ex
citement. His narrative wus frequently
interrupted by bin ee.reams and Khrieks.
Ho says that the tin t tiling ho heard
was a eort of a dn'ppliug, rattling sound
like the falling of a s unaoior shower,
Hj thought it was rain, and so told his
wife, being'not wido awake enough to
kuow whether she heard his remark or
not. After dropping asleep again be
beard a dull, heavy, roaring sound, and
thonght he heard cries for help. Ho
jumpod np and ran nputairfl, finding
that the noise camo from that direction.
He fonud himself iu a fearful gin re,
aud saw that the whole upper part of
the house was in flames. He rushed to
tho door of the room iu wlvo'i his
daughter, aged thirteen, aud his sister,
aged sixteen, wore sleeping. They bad
locked thoir door on retiring, and were
now crying aloud, bnt could not unlock
tho door. After trying in vain ho hur
ried down btairs, and was j'ist iu time to
get his wife to a place of safety before
tho roof fell in. The most pathetic part
of the story wits that tho poor father,
after ho had rescued his wife, staggered
aronnd to the side of the house, and
saw, as he ha 1 suspected, his daughter
and her aunt in tha window, scream: ng
for help. Tho s'airwny ha 1 burned in,
aud he could not reach them. He called
to them to leap iron th window, but
tbey would not doit. Ha continued to
call to them to jimp until tl.i y perished
at the window in his vciy sight.
Tliero is a mania to which careful
American housewives are pecu'iarly
prone. We call it the'rag carpet niatiic..'
When you you sou a woman begin to
oast a longing eye npon your garmeuts
yon may bo assured she is about to be
attacked with tho disease. It is a cer
tain sjmplom. V.'o noticed it in our
wife for week; before it BSfumetl violent
form. Tho first signs wore a careful
aocnmnlation of all small bit a of rags,
and iu a week or so wo would occasion
ally surprise her at the childish occu
pation of sewing their ends together.
Then followed a period of rest, suc
ceeded by the rolling of the eyes toward
say piece of apparel that was iu the
least diaflgurod. Finally it became so
violent that in a spasm she seized and
rent into strips a coat wo Lad inadvert
ently left exposed to her gazo.
From that momeut r.Le mado no at
tempt to conceal tho disearo, or restraiu
her frenzies. So infuriated was she that
sho really gloried in lit r madness. She
became so reckless that almost every
garment wo possessed was torn into
strips to fuoh an extent did she carry
this destruction of npparcl that a com
plete restoration of both her wardrobe
and our own became neevsnry.
That fifty yards of this so-considcred
economical carpet costs $10.70 per yard
may be seen by tho followiug result as
ascertained by ft careful analysis :
7 coats at 10 averago valne each ...... $ 70 00
10 pairs of pantaloons U 7 70 00
H vest " S5 40 00
23 dresses " 1'' 230 (Hi
Chain 20 Oil
Weaving 15 00
Labor 60 oil
Sundries 50 00
Total 515 00
Aotusl value of carpet per yurd, 603... 30 00
Total lort 4303 00
A Strancre Fanaticism.
The authorities of Southern California
having had their attention called to the
starving of a child by its parents, dis
patched an c fliitr to investigate and
arrest the culprits. Ho fonud a Clermau
doctor bad instituted a sreiety und pro
cured as members a man and his wife
with their four children; and the doc
trines they upheld prohibited the eating
ot any meat, and ouly allowed subsist
ence ou naci-oked vegetables, without
any condiment whatever. The child
complained about was fed on scraped
apple and dried fruit only, p: d was
meroskiuand bones, its poor, little,
bloodless boi'y being bleached white as
snow, and scarcely a spark of vitality
remaining. The mother, on being re
monstrated with for hir inhuman treat
ment, said she was willing to sacrifice
her babe to the spirits, ns if it passed
away it would not be lost to her. The
society own a fine farm on which nothing
is raised save the vegotables for the
maintenance of the members, which they
eat in their natural state. They have
builtabcuse at a cost of SS.000, every
room of which is circular, nnder the be
lief that that form gives more thorrugh
ventilation, claiming that in rooms
where there are corners the air stagnates
and becomes unwholesome. The entire
party presented a wan, emaciated ap
pearance; but declared their belief that
it was the only method of living accord
ing to the teachings of the Almighty.
I'upxpceted Fortune of ft Harried
'JVni'io Juno' vritufi to o Baltimore
paper th'H feeling incident of married
life whieh eime nnder h r obsprvatioD :
Aaioiig the departures on ono of the Eu
ropo bound steamers that sailed last
week wus a couple who had jnit Cgurod
in a pomewhat romantic cpm-j:lo. When
they married, ten years ago, the gentle
man occupied tho position of cashier in
a busieess bouse, nnd tho lady was a
school teacher. Fur some timo they
continued to pursue their respective
callings, and were thus one.blod to live
in n modest but highly respectable man
ner, the lady's mother and her hnshund's
young sister forming part of the furaily.
After awhile tho hnsbaui's salary was
rained, so that ho considered it no longer
necafsary for his wife to follow her vo
cation, and she gave tip hor position and
remniued r.t home tending to household
concerns, as a good and cirod for wife
should. But unexpected Imuincss e m
plicatiocs impaired the fortunes of tho
honfio with which this gentleman was
connected, and flua'ly reju'.tod in its
disat-trona failure n-J tried long and
patiently, bnt did not sueci ed in getting
another situation, and times began to
darken for tho young people, who hnd
commeueod lifo so hopefully. Iu this
emergency tho wifo tried to regiiin her
old positiou in ono of the public schools,
but found herself cut off as n married
woman living with her husband. Re
duced finally to desperation, they egreed
to separate. The mutlier was committed
to tho Care of other relatives; with the
proceeds of their furniture the sister
was sent to a ciun'ry boar ling school.
The husband determined to (,ro West,
and directed his steps to a torn iu which
ninny year ago his father had urehased
laud, which had alwais been a dead
weight upon the little family, bnt which
he now thought might bo util z-d as the
f u Dilation for a new h inw. The wife,
in I ho meantime, sought aud obtained a
position us an unmarried womau, nnd
arranged to share lsereRrriirigs with her
hut.baud uut'l he sin uUl have obtsiiued
afitfithold iu anew place and among a
different people. For three yee.rs their
lives were darkened by separation and
utter failure to realize their Lopes. Hard
times hud produced stagnation, the land
wns found to be sttrild nu 1 hopeless for
farming purpecs, and while the niau
worked nt any odd j jbs which would as
sist him iu procuring a livelihood, the
woman dragged out l.er we-iry life,
s'rivinn t increase the pittance obtained
by touching by contributing short stories
to tho weekly papers.
S:x weeks ago she rc-ccived il'.e nri
noufCL'meut that a sudden decision with
regard to a railroa 1 had placed the hind
ovned by her husband ia tho market
and multiplied its value mauy times, nnd
that Eho was to leave school cud get
ready for a trip to E trope. Of course
she would not leave until she could do
so with honor, but snch a transform
ation was ( ffected ia hor appearance by
the sudden lifting of herbnrden that i-he
seemed to have grown leu years jounrer.
For three nights she cru'd not sleep for
j v, and constantly rose to frd' npou hir
knees nnd thank Heaven for thi3 unex
pected good fortnno.
A Triumph of Mechanical (renin.
The English correspondent of a Xow
York journal describes a wonderful ma
chine which be saw at work in Lra.'
f.'rd, Yorkshire. It was tho iLveution
of a Mr. Binn, a practical silk wei.vor;
nnd if the aeoouut is true, as there
seemo to ho no reason to doubt, is des
tined to work a revolution in the weav
ing of the world's fabrics. A3 yet the
machine has been put to work ouly npon
silken cords and braids for trimmings
and the like, b;it the inventor claims it
cau bo used for multifarious designs in
weaving. All it requires is to bo kept
clean, to be supplied with motive power,
aud have abundance of material t i 'feed'
from, and it cau bo ruu from Mjuday
moruiug till Saturday night, without
atteudauco. Whereas Mr. Binns use,!
to employ r.nmerons hands to wnteh
and wait on the old machines, fdl he
now requires is an enfiueer, ft book
keeper nud one man to keep the ma
chines cleau and lubricated nud to see
thy do not run ont of material. Tuns
tho mill can lua night and Jar without
cassation. Tue machine is so complete
that if a thread breaks it instantly stops,
picks np tho thread by means of wire
hooks, j ins them na.l oace moro re
sumes its spinning as methodically as a
human being. The correspondent saw
fifteen machines working thus iiii'omat
ically, aud their pro iuet was a marvel vt
Profits of our l oreisru Trade. !
The United SUtos, of all tho uutions,
is the only one, with a few trifling ex
ceptions, which does a profit ible foreign
business ;thit is, which sells more goods
than she I uys, and if she docs not grow
richer therefor 'the blood is flowing ml
in somo other quarters munmercially
she is growing rc'.ier. O ir d-mestic
expor's for the fiscal year 1878 amounted
to S'274, 000,000 more than our imports
(re txports deducted) for the same year.
All the other cen itries of the world
oombinod cannot show a balance of trade
in thoir favor to equ d half this sum.
While the births in London last year
were 120,184, there were bnt 2.r5 women
who died in childbed, while 78 persons
were murdered and 315 put an end to
their own lives.
ITEMS OF CENEKAL IXTEKEST.
During one Sunday 3J0 men channel
tho gauge of the St. Lo'riJ, Iron Mvta
tain end Southern railway for distance
of 700 miles.
San Francisco is largely snppliod wilii
water from artoaiau w.:lls, of which
it is stii 1 there are not losi than '20.1 in
The mulattoes of Florida form them
selves into societies to whioh bhwk men
ure debarred, and much foi ling has been
r.'-ofessor Paige has discovered in
Wyoming Territory the antediluvian ro
mains of o monster which was nt least
eighty foctlong and eighteen hiph.
At a trial of carrier-pigeon flying tho
prize bird made tho distance of miles
from Stf ubenville, Ohio, to IT 'bo!:en,
K. J., in tight hours aud eighteen min
utes. Etrip.ration statistics at Cistlo C tr
den Now Tork, thow that 55,291 omi
grauts landed during tho pabt sis
months of 1870; nn incr"npe of 17,350
ov or tho same period of 1 878 .
C.ipt. J. S. Barton, who won tho
champion badge for military marksman
ship at Creedmoor, recenlly lost his
ripjit eye by being struck by ft piece of
bli.ek thrown off by a cross cut caw r.t
0.we,o, N. Y.
Tho failures in New York during tho
first six months of 1870 worn 118 less in
number and 328,000,000 iu humilities
than tbow which occurred in the mno
period last year.
The French government is developing
the carrier pigeon service iu earneht, fer
10 r.ivis and twelve other foi litiod towns
no fewir than 0,0" 0 birds are now f.l at
the public expense.
According to Sr.VHuv fl 'r.Tor., of
the Fiji Islands li2C0') out of a tot d
population of 12.1,0.10 of the island u'tt ii 1
Wesh yan chapels, and the jn-ist of tho
ret attend some ot'ier p'aee of w .ivl.;i,
AIr. S'mwof Ct!:firri.i C'ltli not
leave !i: bn-iiie'-s to come to Ai'm'iy,
N. Y., for his promised bride, a ?tii
Wright, tbey wetv married by trloritpu
and the la.lv started across the eoi tiucut
1 1 j iu her liti-ban 1.
A fertile valhy iu Xer.tTibei::srtIi-ot-eued
by millions of e.-i -kets, nil the Imsts
available were collected :ml driven
against Ihn destrnctivo insects, e.tul de
stroyed vast quantities of them, grorvirg
fat rapidly ou their singular food.
Tiio nitvie.i! festivil ass.ic'ition of
Oia'siunttt has offered ft pr" of t?1000
for tho bo: t tdTsii?a! composition by au
American, to be Hi'is nt tho mnsicul
l s'ii.d in 18S0. Theodore Thomas i:i
tho president of the examining bcviiJ.
Farmers at Wichita, Kan., nre hanlii g
buffalo bones into town every iw.
There has j :isl opened in Wichita a goeid
market. T!ie bones are fathered in
Harper and B.irbtnr counties, wheio
tiicy lie in countless numbers, nnd are
hanlod from fifty to ono hundred milts.
At n meeticp; of Massachusetts women
'to consider their dukes ns voters for
suhocl commissioners, under tho rot?
amendment allowing them to v tfl for
f u?b officers, it was declared that it was
'not only a matter of principle bnt m
net of duty to endeavor t o forward tho
A plag.ie of locusts fell upon i'jo
province of Cancans, Rissir, dif'inj
Aoril. Vineyards nnd ft n't gardens
were ntterly destroyed. The water
courses were choked by tho swarmirg
pests, and the village streets were so
blocked by them that tiio shops were
shnt aud all trt fil ? snspendod.
There are two ire dealers ia Wilming
ton, Lel., nnd the people nre c::j lying
unusual favors in their competition for
b-.irtines?. At tho i flio of oi:0 there io a
bountiful supply of ice water for ad jm-s-crs
by. Tho other has gone a f-tep
further and has a barrel of iced lemons. Io
on tap for all who choose to take a drink.
Lu'.ii R Fiun, n Charlestown, Miss.,
girl of eight was appointed a monitor iu
one of the schools recently, and having
complained of George Hillo.i, ten yeans
old, for some offoune, she received
a severe pnueh in fie aVowm
from the boy's umbrella while coming
out of Fchool, f.oin which sho reny die.
The B sterner process, by cononvz
iror tho munufaotiiro of steel, which is
now made direct from the ore, bns( (Tool
ed a savins; in expenditure in n'l the ex
isting railways in (!' at Rrt:i"i ilnrin:
t e life of oae et of rails of ?.io,00,
0;'0 by sulMit.i'rg ste 1 for irv,n. Tiio
royalty paid Kir ll-'iiry Bessemer for bis
process alieady amounts toove: ",0 10,
000. The OiiiU'lnn irovernment his em
ploye! thirteen practical tanners nt a
s ilary of S7.10 inrm illy to initrnnr tho
finti-iim if that c"un!r iu a 'rieu'hire.
The government, fur.iishes bin 1, imple
ments snd provisions for ore year.
After that time it is tx pecked the farms
will be self-supporting, tho farmer to
have any surplus be may be able to
Col. R'ehsrdson, the largest cotton
planter iu Mississippi, has made a mar
ket for bis product by building a cotton
mill at Wesson, Miss., which lias 15,000
spindles, and now oonsnm.es annually
5,000 bales of cotton. The market price
for cotton at the mill is two cents a
pound less than it can be bought for in
Massachusetts. Col. Richardson em
ploys COO operatives, and his preflts
tho past year were 12 per cent.