(OM (hatham Record.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOR AN!" I IMI-KIKT .!!.
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RII s Hprinir till Hammer Htoch U very large
a:d utra Chi-ap. l;in.cmbcr,
HE KEEPS EVERYTHING
And always keeps a Full Rnpplv. He keeps
tho larost stock of l'l.OW.-'. PLOW CAST
INGS and FAKMiNO IMrLF.Ml.ST3 in the
CV-nty, winch he sells at Factory I'rioe. lias
Iinll-toiiRiic-it, Snovel-plows, Sweeps, e'e, an
cbcp a you can bny tba Iron or Steel. Ho
keep tbe finef t and beiit atock of
Su.ir, CijY.ftt, T'fii, Cuha MiJai.ie.,
1'inr. Sirup and Fancy Oro tries.
Ho buys poods at the Lowest Priocs, anil
takf s advantage of all diteounts, and will nil
rocds ei cheap for CASH as they can be
ought in tbe Stato. You can always find
DRY GOODS !
Fancy flood, mcli as ltibbons, Flowers, Laces,
WiU', I : a rft ('nllar, Ct.rst-ta, Fans, Parasolo,
Vnibrubaif. NoUons, Clothing,
Tintrirr, I'rwji, l'a'nt MixJ and
'y Oil, Crijct.t ry, Con- vlioncritu,
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Lidu-s a 'j J t nildreu. Crr.agu Materials!
NtiU Irou Furniture: Chewintc and HuiuklDfj
Tobacco, I'ijfam, bnnft; Leather of uli Liud,
and a tbuauiud otter things at tbe
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Attorney at Law,
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PITTSDOKO', N. C.
Attorney at Law,
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Mr auil Oru,', uJ la ! bayttiattui lf4Mi
C ur n.
A Woiid.-rrui Ral.y.
1 a uiidirful baby, I cannot denj it,
The hm':c-t, Kwcttitt that T.r was citdi ;
Ai d i. j nlvtr tr ,;oM in the catutrr conM b'iv
Nor j-Wilti-thcBgU ten a qnu-ua Ca Let
We humor and focdle, wo L-r-i and wrh it,
; Are aoiioui wbeccTir it' cut of cur i-'iyM;
And c call it pet nimei meU au'ijnetu,' -laraV
'Ucar, old precium itai lin.' frji i U' i:.tt:;;
If wo bavo any joyi, if wo have any trouble,
If ovir onr pathway - dark fihadow lower.';
Ont grief we divide and onr pUaev.ro we
U.enruo of thin woudtrful baby of or.r.".
It never U eros, or imj atient, or fretful,
Lik6 meet other babied that yen and I know
And we wonld be never unkind or forgetful
Of all that to this t rcciotu darling no oni.
Pa facoid all wrinkle J- now i-in't thtt fniiiij?
Its steps have boon feeble f r ma:iy a day,
And over the brow where were tirgk-U oaco
There now ato soft tree s t f tilvtry gr.y.
Vou'll think I am f jolitb and frivolous, miy
DoclariDg the trnth 1 have surely not told;
liat this precious old dar'.iDj;, this wonderful
So dear to onr heartH.ie near eighty ycard old.
Iy care end carensts we give to no other
Her care and her kindnesi we .-trivo to rc-p.y:
And we thank the dear Father in Heaven that
With heart yonng as ever is with te to-dr.y.
UNITED AT LAST.
'Ten, I nppoce it's all rorv flue anJ
grand.bnt I b'lievo I'd rather E Uie bml
taken a fancy to some one who wou'.ik't
havo felt himself too fine ami gnnJ for
her pa an J ma.
'I can't Fee hut the yonug man is per
fectly civil ami reppectfal. And certainly
his mother has acted the laJy by you.
Calh d on you first, and nked LJdia
thereto tea right off. We fhotild bc.'r
in mind that she never eipocied to make
the acqnaintanco of plain folks like ni.'
'Tuero was nothing elee to do, unless
fihe quarreled with her eon, and that she
would never do, and he tlio applo of Iirr
eye. So (he male thebertrf it. Eat
I'll tell yon what, pa I mean t j Lave
my own way about the wedding;, for all
M.-s. Le P.oy's wheedling eoft f pooches.'
Some mothers would have bec-u elated
et the propped of a daughter' mnrryinpr
above her, n9 the pl;ra.-e pe, but of
these was not Mrs. Clark. She was pat
isfled with ber own (station in life. She
preferred to keep to her own warn, nnd
that other people should keep to their?.
Sho felt that she was as good r.s auy body
else, and phodid notdes;re to be thrown
with people vd'ol.cld a contrary opinion.
-lrp. Le Koy carried the day. The
wedding took plaoo in Ht. M iry's, r.ud
Mr. and Mm. Clark were ushered to
their seats like all the rcst cf tho con-
prepalioii, to pco their darlinp m inied.
Jrs. Lo It iy Rwept in ou hf-r sdu'h arm,
calm, cold, collected; the bride followed,
Fnpported by tho wlii!e-be:.dil governor
i'f the State. Iu bitti-reess of heart ber
mother hranl hr-r tnke tho vows which
toado her F. lua IjO It y. It was a largo,
dipuifled ft'Remblago, in which goil Mr,
and Mrs. Olaik felt lost. Ihey felt
rquidly lost afterward at tho wedding re
ception at Mrs, I.j It ly'n. It was a vory
melancholy satisfaction to them to bear
rn all sides praiteB of tho brido'o ei-
quinite loveliness. They seemed no long
er to have part or parcel in tho matter.
If !'. Inn d:d not realize the pain of nil
this to her parents, it surely was nut be
cause she did not luvo them. Slio loved
them dearly, with a tenderness all ber
own; but at that tinio she was too utterly
absorbed in her own tumultuous hap
piness to bo able to conceive of there be
ing ft scrpeut trail in her paadine. She
clung to them with passionate kisses bo-
foro she started on ber wedding journey,
and had almost to bo torn from their em
braces; but this without probing tho na
ture of their regret and wretchedness.
Sho and Ooorgo bailed for I'ltropo al
most immediately. II o was n rich man,
but he had a profession, to which he pro
posed to devote himself. For the nest
two yeara he attended ruodieal lectnres
in Paris as assiduously as though bo bad
beeu a needy itudent anxious to go to
work to cam a living. Ho and IMna
were very happy durirg those two years;
it was thelifo that suited E.lna art and
music and congenial society. The world
was even gayer and brighter than ber
day-dreamshad pietnred it. Then a year
of travel. Then home.
E Idie bad never kuown bow sho bad
missed ber dear father and mother until
she fonnd herself onco more clasped in
their loviug arms. II w had she done
without, all this while, their extraordi
nary devotion, their blind infatuation?
She bad never half enjoyed ber own two
babies until she had shown them to ber
father and mother. Tears of j y and
pride rained down Mrs. Clark's cheeks.
K Idio'a little girls I There never were
such beauties, such darlings. Edna
grew gradually harassed and unhappy.
It became patent to ber that Mrs.
Koy looked down upon ber antecedents,
and that it was perpetually upon ber
mind to instruct ber in the different
articles of ber own social creed, E Idio's
gentlosoul rebelled. She bad her own
pride of birth. She hated Mrs. Le It "'
arrogauc and assumption. Sho almost
hated Mrs. 1.3 Boy. Uij after day sho
was made to appear to disadvantage be
fore ;eorge. l)v aftc diy she ft It
that s!ie was etifiVning and hnidccing
before the icy breath of her mother-inlaw's
cobstaLt f.trveillatee. A wurd
hero im.l n word thero will prejudice
almost unuwures. George, for the tir.it
time, noticed that his wife had defects:
she lacked self-control, sel'-poKstsion.
Tbofo things would came ia time, but
they wore aa iudisprusablo part of the
elwipuieLt of a fitiisb'.-d W imra u" the
Gradually Georgo began to ohjf et to
her frequent visits to her parents, al
though never iu so many words. The
argument be need was that she was so
much away from home; bo saw 6o little
iof Ler. Gradually lMdie abandoned
this point; but iu return r-he resolved
that she would bo equally chary of ber
visiU to other plne:s. She established a
character for unsociability and indifier
encs aniotg all the Ls Itoys' friends iu
l'ort Itjyal, people whom Mrs. La R)y
had urged ber to cultivate 'for your
husband's sake, my dear: a physician's
wife cannot exercise too much discre
tion in the choice of acquaintances.'
Gradnally she did not seem to herself
fo be tho saruo girl. Oh, if only she and
George conld live in ft little house of
their own! This g:eat, grand house was
a prison. But it had always beeu on the
cards that George should live with bij
mother. Au unusual devotion existed
between the mother and son.
George and she drifted farther and far
ther apart. He was of an impressionable
nature, which speedily fell away from
tho mr.gnctism of any iuflneneo which
was not vigorously exerted. And ho
likel Iifo and gayety: EJdie's mood
chilled and repressed him. Ha had no
symp.tthy for people with tho blues. So
ho eonght amusement elsewhere If
I'. ldie refused to return visits, tho more
reason that hi should visit vigorously.
Ho was always wirmly welcomed at
the houses of bi3 old intimates.
Port llyal at least its exclusive cir
cle always left homo ia August and
September. The Le It jys from time iu-
meuioriul had gone to tho Sweethrier
Springs during those months. It was
decided to carry out the usual pro
gramme, almost without coosul'ing Mrs.
George Lo Roy. She, for her part,
Ictestcd the idea of going, as indeed she
hud ended by detecting all the Le liiya'
Nevertheless SweetUrier Springs was
a ploa-!.ut place enough, in the heart cf
the peaceful, serene mountains. It was
not fur from Port ltoyal but that
t ieoro could join hi family onco a
wctk, for which fact E Idie would havo
been more than thankful bad she had tho
full beiu'fit of bis eociety wheu he did
come. Bi'.t there were not many men at
the Springs, and I)r. Le li-yy was haiid
socio and popular. His weekly arrival
was tho eigual among tho idle girls at
Swectbrier for a struggle to mouopolize
bis attentions. Aud George was uothiug
loth. Ho eanie up here to recuperate
aud to have a good time, aud wheu he
applied himself to having a good time, it
was with tho sinio z -al which ho had
brought to bear upon tho study of his
The Storey girli were hi. warmest ad
mirers. Minna btorey was as bewitch
ingly beantiful as the typical Etstern
bouri all rounded curves and dimples,
soft, teudrilly browu hair, aud Innghiug,
mischievous hazel eyes. Sho was a girl
who never hesitated to follow the bout
of her pleasurcs.althongh these at times
led her into somewhat devious ways.
E Idio was wretched. Those women
are perhips to bo envied who, iu similar
situations, cultivato a gnyety which, if
feigned. atleast set ws as an escape -valve.
1'. Idie not only was wretched, but look
ed so. Aud Georgo became irritated.
Ho actually was at last iu tho condition
of believing himself to be tho aggrieved
Ouo evening, when E Idie had huug
over tho children until they were asleep,
crooning soft airs to them which always
lulled them to reat soonest, sho wauder
ed down stairs with tho vague intention
of finding George, and trying to dispel
tho miserable e'.oud which had hung be
tween them now for bo long. A wish to
do so bad come iuto hor heart as sho
kissed her babies good night. She diift
ed down tho great sounding stairway,
looking like a pale ghost, with her sad
eyes and her flowing white dress. She
glanced out ou tho different piazzas on
her way : the boarders were apt to walk
and sit about on theso during the long
evenings. But she did Dot see her hus
band. She drifted through the parlors,
whero there were carj playing, dancing,
"L )ok at Mrs. Le F. y. How beauti
ful sho is 1' one person remarked.
'And how intensely unhappy I Poor
thing'I What a pity that any one with a
heart should bavo married G,3orge Le
Sho fctood iu au open doorway, and
looked up aud down tho piazza on which
opened the parlors. Ah, at last 1 George
was seated with bis back to her, in a
lounging, negligent attitude. Facing
him iu an attitude equally negligent.was
Minna Storey, ber dimpled Pacchante
face upturned to bis; ber white arms
gleaming out of the falling rose-colored
sleeves of her dress, and wreathed with
Itoman pearls. Perhaps she was posing
for Lalla Iiookh or some other Oriental
character, to whom strands of pearls are
appropriated in tableaux vivunt; at all
even's, Ler graeifu'. heal wis hdoited
to e irreJjvjtjd with th2 r.r.i . hlio c s.do
asli-ht :ui-veubTil at t'o- i.:iuu:t that
E Mie n; ; c:ii-! iu the .(. rw.i v, v it h
wi.i,h luv Pi:',., wlte La 1 'oil l,f .ii-jst
Dr. L? It iv'a !.i:,c, ati t lav tin-re circ
lessly. Kill's fi,-e c.-titrt.c'.v.d as in
pain. H!:o c ir.se forward. Mh;ua slight
ly chanrod li .T at'itnde, I u' with no
visible show of embarrassment George
"larce-l up. 'Will yuu io:i r-,V' In ash
ed. in f;U nu-j u:p;ithi t:e, r rleial tone.
li i.liu paused a njonent,;.Hir-g dov:u
npoa Minna. Then sho s i I, i'i!y, 'o,
thav.k you,' and movwl aw - v.
She wa? combing at ber loLg bro'r pro
sent ly, wl.r-u Georgo kLu'.kf-d at her
door. Still that rigid loci, on her face,
that hurt look in hor eyes. Ho closed
the dcor,and st an 1 leaning w th his back
against it. 'I wish, l'.lua, ho began
directly, that you would bo alittlo moro
like other per.ple. It ii cotfouudedly
unpleasant to Lave yen gc'ng about
looking like a mntent a fimer.l.'
'I eaunot look moro r.uharpy than I
feel,' ehc burst eu', with gatlf ring sobs.
'Why did I ever many you ? I wish I
had died instead. Why did you not
marry this Storey girl, whom you make
Jovo to now before my face1 If you
bavo no ft cllug for mo as a svoman, I
should think yon might slu.v at least
common respect for mo as yctr wife,'
Her tone, her words, stung t .orge L?
T.iy to the point of fury. 'Iy wife I'
Le said. 'Heavens 1 I wish yot had not
that claim npou my tolerancs. A man
reaps a fearful harvest froma yonthf ul
mistake. Then he turned m his heel,
and closed tho door sharply tehind him.
EJdio was only a trifle mon miserable
thau she had been before.
The rest day was Sutidiy. Parties
for church were made up. 3". .Idio found
lurscif listlessly included :'u one. It
might at least bo wore titrable than
wandering aimle-'-ly about tho hotel.
As she was lwud-d into tho stage she
noticed her husband gather::g in Min
na's Storey's draperies wit.'iiL tho com
pass of a light wr.gon, in wheh he was
going to drive ber. She was :alking and
laughing as usual. There was not a
ciou 1 on George's face. Tnc sight cut
IMdic? to tho Leart. She averted her
face hr.stijy. Hsr fellow-passengers saw
what she saw; they pitied ber. It is hard
to a young, proud nature to bo pitied.
Tao stuje cluttered "!T amid a gny
I.d el of vo'ees. A inilo down the read
there wrs a hill. At the t of this bill
tho horses took fright, ouo iH-comiug per
fietly uncontrollable. Pir.ugiug and
re;-.nup, they dragged tho stage to the
edge cf tho ms uutsin. Ti'o next mo
ment the great lumbering vehicle was
oetturned and pitched dovn tLe menu
tain-side. Then tho horses having done
their worst, stood still. The driver
picked himself up, and surveyed the
scene of tho disaster. The first ol jjet
that met his eyes vtas Mrs. hi It y, who
bnd beeu thrown against a leap of stones. .
A messenger was dispatched to the hotel,
who tact Ur. Li It y tlr.tof nil iu Lis
Mfitny ! hurry !' bo ori-:'. 'Tho stage
has gone os r the side of tit.1 wtuttain.
Mrs. Lo Roy ia dead.'
George was off like the ?.iad, but not
before Mi;sSiorey had entreat d, with
white lips, to be let out. Ho was alone
wheu he was confronted by E.ldio's pale
They gathered hor no, aud carried Ler
to tho hotel for dead. Tl o rest of tho
party escaped unhurt, esc.pt for trifling
cuts aud bruises; but when they laid he r
on her bed they thought tlr.t life was
I might quote pages hi ,-npporl of tho
assertion that tho worth of a treasure is
emphasized by the dread (f losing it.
II irshuef3, indilTfrrr.ee, neglect, dogged
Georgo Lo Iviy's steps liko stern ac
cusers, now that Eddie lay speechless,
unconscious, for hopeless hours. It
peemed to him that ho had killed ber.
If ho bad been with her, this might not
have happened. Surely le might have
shielded her. Shielded her? Ah I Lad
bo shielded Ler from other dangers,
other ills ? The bitter reproach hanuted
him that he ha 1 betrayed his trust.
How utterly littie nu.l contemptible
their dissensions now seemed ! Oaly
tbo one truth ioraninvd, that sho was
his, the woman bo loved, tho only wo
man who could fill his hart.
Ho Font for bpr f.-.th"r and mother.
They came, wrung by tho cruelist an
guish; but they came just as sho began
to revive. Youth is stubborn; life is ob
stinate, and lovo wrestled with prayer.
Georgo La It y La I never known before
what it was to face a mysterious Provi
dence, omnipotent, aud yet hearkening
E Idio was given bu-k to him ugaiu
given back to him, si it seemed, from
death. It was a see ind marriage.
We often wonder if we would live cur
lives better if wo could liva them over
again. Certainly F. Idie ond her hus
band profited by their former mistakes.
For one thing, they ppeut their second
honeymoon in a home of their own.
Wheu E Idie went down from Sweetbrier
Springs, in the fall, to Port Royal, she
found a lovely he ue made ready for
her, of which she was the unconditional
mistress, George explained, to all
whom it might concern, tln.t the situ
ation of this bouse t uited tho require
ments of his practice better than that of
the Lc It y homestead.
was a-t;.ti::--:t-:;' I r. v c.i.' it was
j get ru v-. i 1 1 : M- j. L It jy -c after
tl'n. a..!r...t:wt.-., 'ad. R t.Pe w..n
dert. I whither Ler f ri'.i v tri s Ij.id
I not been chiuiiri-; uf hrr l i.iiu.
As for Mr. and Mr s. t'i.uk, t'.i, y weie
at li t entirely lev;..-:;, i te their
daughter's w .e, Taey spout the
jrc-i'er part of t' r subs-'-juent lives in
spoiling tiioir little gr .r'L'iiiidren to
their hearts' content.
Tlu Product ion of Oiu'iini.
The us" nf r pium r.r. n sfimubtrt st'eins
to bo steadily growing througm nt civil
izatiuii, having greatly increased within
a few joirs, evc-i in this vorjntiy, where
it was a!m-t is-, vcr t riployed a pen ra
tion arro, except a- p. medifino. Ti,e
geto ral uemnnd is r,pirt 1 to bo sotac
what in aiiv nice of ti;- supply, so that
prices may be paid to havo au upwera
tendency. The pf-i:ic:.iu': dtii, t::ougli
tho beit comes from Turkey, is manu
factured to a larrjer extent than r.ry -.vherc
elso iu India, and t!e pop y, from wh'eh
it is made, is regarded ns one nf the
most valuable plants, c miaierciary, in
the wholo vegetable kingdom. The
chief opium district is a 1 irf;i tr.ct on
the Ganges, i',00 mihs lonrr and 2'M)
bread, divide-.! by the Ew-t Iudia compa
ny ir.to twongc-nciis.Pehar aud Itci.ntes,
the central factory of the former bciL'g
at ratun.nnd of the latter at ( ;ha2:i-pure.
Thero are three varieties cf the poppy,
white, red an 1 purple, tho white beiu;;
choicest, and the purple yielding mct.
The plant requires for proli'ublo cn'.ti
vatiou a rich soil, which slum' 1 bo fine
and loose when tho seed is sown, with
later liberal thinning r.ul weeding. l!
is put in in November, and in December
is three or four feet L;gh aud ia full
flower, with capsules as big as a beii's
egg. These pierced with a tlurp instru
ment, the milky jaice exudes fivcly.
This is done early iu the morning, be
fore the heat is felt, aud the uex'. morn
ing tho juice is scrap.l off aud put into
an earthen vessel haugiLg at tho side of
the collector. It is then transferred to a
shallow brass dish, aud undergoes treat
ment until it arrives at a certain consis
tency, wheu it is packed into small j rn
and tiikeu to tha fae'orie". Tao opi'iiu
is grown upon the lands of the Indian
ieasanti v. who cro o'diire l to delivor it I
all to tho government factory of their
district, wheteo it is forwarded t f the
two great factories alrea.iy named.
Everybody knows h'w profitable deal
ing iu opium has boon to i.'eat Pritaiu,
and bow cruelly sho has forced iU mar
ket upou tho people of tho l'ar.f. The
net reveuuH iu India in 1-71-72 was
about S;H OOd.OOO; tho una ber ed chests
being -Ht.OiKi, at nearly j?Ti'i a chert, or
.?lil'3 higher than tlio jircvicns year's
average. XI. o net profit was sfloj a
chest. Iu 1S73-4, 7 1, 7 1 chests were
exported, valued at some $'000,000.
Tl.e P'-ppy is ex'eu' iveiy cultivated iu
tho Asiatic. Pr. vii'ces, iu F.rypt, nud
Persia, aud in raoderv.to quantities in
other parts of Europe". v.-.i iu Britain.
Thoprincipul fa.i'.tof tiiy Ib itish climate
is not no much abscnej f f warmth us r-s-cess
of motet uro. Veiy lino specimens
have beeu produced there, and its pro
du.'t has been remunerative. Iu list;),
a surgeon planted a number of poppies
iu E liubnrh, nud obtained fifty six
pouuds of opium from on? acre of plants,
selliug it at about nine dollars a pound,
which wuj a suiprisirly rue ;osful es
perioiout. A Natural Soap .Mine.
Oa Smith's Creek, in I'.iko couu'y,
Nov., there is a ror.st rcmaLrdila stra
tum of steatite resting horizontally in a
steep bluff of vo'eaiiie iiuitter which
tlauks the eabteru side of S'.ii'h's Cretk
valley. The stratum of steatite is from
three to ten feet iu diameb r. It is raci
ly worked and is a veritable soap ::iiue.
In feet farmers, cattle men and sheep
herders in that region all use tho natural
article for washing purposes. Chemi
cally eonsi lered this peculiar clay is a
hjdrated silicate of alumina, magnesia,
potash and lime. When the steatite is
lirst dug from tho stratum it looks pro-
ciselv like imuieuso mosses of mottled
a small percentage of iron osMe. l'roi.
Stewart received a sample of this netur-
si soap, prepared by a firm iu Elko who
have undertaken to introduce it into tbe
market. It is similar iu nppearenco to
tho castile soap sold iu largo bais.
Xothiug is added to the mineral but a
trifle alkali and some scenting extracts.
Its detersive qualities are as powerful as
these of any manufactured soap.
The Food Juet ion in biu.-l.iiid.
In a letter from L mdou, Mr. Louis
J. Jenuiugs, discussing the food ques
tion in England, says : 'A large place
iu Oxford street has been takeu for the
sale of American beef, although it is
my belief that every butcher pells it,
charging for it tho price of F.uglish
beef. Ask auy salesman in Covent
( 1 trden market how the supply t f apples
is likely to be this year, nud he will an
Bwer, 'It all di"peuds ou America.' Fret
ty nearly two-thirds of the grain we eat
comes from your shores. Cut na off
from the rest of the world for a month
or twe, or even less, and half the popu
lation would bave to starve. Oar sup
plies of the mveesaries of life have to
oomo from foreign countries. There ih
uo nation in the world and there never
Ihas beem ono which bad to depend so
largely for its feted npou other nations,'
i i a1 t i (i-.N-r. veil i mi. ii en.
N -bcidy can ttll vrho Las aoi wahhod
it wiiaf so i-fui'' a physicul dt f. rraity
! ;'.-: u;ou the miu.i ati.l cli -,r. c er of a
flowing el.il i, epcei:u!y cue wi-ii-h de-
it; so marked a m:!t;cr from its
j tr-onal r.ppe;u.'.i:ee. P.
child to the taunts r.:..t
tiousof il3 omra-le-), w Li.
live children often dii.o ti.e:u iuto
tude, and make them shy ai.d stispie
.f .-tre.ugers, in whom, oa th-: otm r
hnn.l, they t-xeite buspieion. Tue luru
i:i ti e ey gives eitter n wandering,
doubting air to tho face, or if the gas"
:s tlxed, a too intense expression, which
is disturbing and perph xir: if u-t
dowt,r!gbt pniuful, to the beholder.
I have tnowu boys of c'ght r.ed ten
years i-f cge beg tb-ir parents to let
them nndeigo the pain of oper.itiou to
rid themselves of a deformity which
subjects ihem so oftou to the unfeeling
remarks of their ciders, usually fiiends
of tlio family, as well us tho lineup). o
nious but fxpresnive titles be.-towc-il
upon them by their own cout-'mpora-rius,
of google-eye and Cock-eye. X -r
does this end with chil liiood. The do
fortuity is a disadvantage t.hm throngb
life. It pursnes liim in his busbies;"
and in his profession, (.'iieatenl of fea
ture by dissembling nr.ture, be is often
thought to be dissembling hinif-c'.i when
nothing is further from his then ;hts.
How often do we bear pecple say of
another, whom we know to he perfectly
upright aud trustworthy, they do not
like him because ho never k ks them
squarely in tho fr.ee. Aud itisahttle
curious that precisely here it is that the
lesser degrees of ti o trouble produce
the most effect. That peculiar expres
sion which people complain fo much cf
is generally due to a deviation in the
axes of tho eyes a slight convergence
whie'j is never very conspicuous, and at
times ot.ly to bo detected by a traiued
eye, but which, nevertheless, produces
ia ail a very disagreeable impression,
although not marked en uiih to betray
its cause. lr. Vdii'trd a, Lofir.g !
At n recent dinner of tho Massachu
setts medical society, in IV.iston, Presi
dent Eliot, of Uarvard Colli go, iu an
amusing speet h, c , lie 1 th" attention of
the doctors to a peculiar d;scae existing
among the students of Harvard. Twenty-one
per cent, of tLo senior class were
so affected with diseases iu the throat
und lungs that it was impossible) for them
to go to prayers so tho doctors of tho
Massachusetts medical society bad certi
fied. Among the curious facta iu con
iiet tion with this disease was that it had
increased from ten per cent, iu the
freshman class to tweuty-ouo per cent,
iu the Feuior class, which showed how
unhealthy the college course must be iu
this respect. It was a disease wide): ex
isted only a few moments in ench day.
It did not prevent the stu lent'? from f,--icg
to bioukfait uvea when the prayer -be'.l
w.tii r'ugirg, nor frot-i going to the
theater every night in the weei:. S .roe
of them wcrj tho m -st a'LMio men in
college, aud sang iu the glee club while
thus affect fd. Tuese disease t were ail
ee-rtifie I to by members of tbo Massa
chusetts medical society; the College
took uoothercertiCc tes. 'i dou't know,'
said the president, seriously, 'any great
er harm a physu iau can do a young man
between eighteen and tweiity-or.e iiian
to gie him a false extii;e for avoiding a
I'isli ltaUiinr liu- .Market.
At Half-Way, a statiou between Au
burn and Syracuse, N. Y., are the Perry
tWh ponds, where brook trout, salmon
trout and California trout are raised for
market. Tho water iu tho ponds is
j umped from clear mcuniaiu stre.v.s.
All the rgs aro packed in moss. Ti.e
fish aro fed upon the lights or lungs o!
animals, as this kind of meat does not
sink to tho bottom, and these trout feed
from the surface. Wheu food is thrown
to them they show as much eagerness a
a flock of chickens, rushing pell-iueil
over each other, throwiu-t the wabr np
in little spravs nud ll'.u n'ng it about un
tll on0 w)u) (.), ,.' to being showered
sto,,R imck- Minuows and small brook
j tr,mi ftrf. ah0 thrown to them, which are
j taken down, Jonah-like, at ouo swallow,
'Pke jar(,e flsi, ftro koj.t apart from the
mm ol,pS ovcl, 0f the same kind, else
tht"V will continuallv illustrate tbe i-ld
adage, 'The big fish feed upou the little
liiirnie Crop Projects.
The calamities ot Central and 1'. istcrn
Europe seem likely to be supplemented
by a season of dearth, consequent upon
the unfavorable state of the crops. The
Spanish harvest, though it is not ex
pected to equal tho average, is looking
better than waa at first auticipiitc.1, aud
Sicily, despite the recent devastating
eruption, also makes a tolerable show.
Ou the other band, Northern Italy is iu
a very nupi omising condition from tho
recent floods, and the same cause has
done much mischief iu Hnrgnry like
wise. Russia, however, seems to be the
most unfortunate. Along tbe whole
northern coast of the Illack sea, from
tho Truth to tbe Caucasus, corn-beetles
and grasshoppers have mado terrible
havoc, their ravages being supplement
ed by several of those terrific hailstorms,
which are tbe curse of the Russian corn
lands in summer.
ITEMS OF (iENFIUL IMF It I' ST.
Nickel las beta discovered in Ranks
county, ( ia.
Th: re are :W Oiid colored members in
tl.e M.tho.list churches ef Haltinjoro.
KnowiHe, by a handsome majority,
Las deoi-'od to built itself water worke.
V.'all erei uuty, Go , bos Imt one dram
shop aij l n t a single sale of property
for b N-S,
i. moral Sheridan aa 1 two i x Confed
erate geueirh; were judges at a Chicago
The total ixpoits from Wilmington,
X. C , for the year ending Juno :!.), were
Mi s.o L icy Horton has entered suit for
rf'i.Ciiit against John II. Morgan, sou of
Seuator Morgan of Alabama, for breach
Statistics prove tho mortality of in
fants in Now York to be terrible not
ouo quarter of those born there reach
ing the age of cue year.
A pat's f seventy-live tramps en
camped in a country town of New York
haa been preying on the surrounding
farmers, and defyiur the few local cou-sU-.l'h
A M.sonri bon-o took fire at nigLt,
and th first a'arm camo from nn old
sh"t gnu hanging on tho wall. It got
red-hot aud boomed awav , and the fam
ily hud time to save themselves.
Much religious excitement has been
aroused iu tbe rural portions of New
York over the alleged cure ot a bed-ridden
pn!ytie by me-ius of prayer, after
physicians hiul declared her esse hope-
The cost of the late lMrhsra strike in
F.agbmd is climated r.t s 1.000;
nearly half is borne by the men. Wi.b
out reckoning interest, it is computed
thut it will take nine and n qu irte r years
in make up tho sum lost.
!:irii:g the transit of a sea lint-ess
from San Francisco to the Ceutral Park
meuaL-erie, New York, she gave birth to
u cub iu the car, pud the mother and off.
spring were received with k-asurabie
urpri'-e by the New Yorker".
Tl:e city council cf Fueblo, Col., pass.
ed an ordinance against ti e curving of
ceaied weapons, ond on the following
day most of tho nnle residents appeared
on t'ue streets with revolvers and dag
gers stuck iu belts outside of their
It is remarkable so few cisterns aro
fourd iu Texas. . G od water is a scarce
aitielc almost all over the State, espe
cially ia tho northern and western divi
sion" of it. Wells, when they can lo
found nt nil, are from twenty live to
liity feet deep, and thcu tho water is
uot first- e'e.ss.
Teiiur.ssce will produce but three,
fourths of the average yield of wheat
this year. Tho corn crop will rxe-'ed
the iiverage and is reported tr.io in all
sections cf the State. Tobacco is pro-
misiiiu, but the crop will uot be so la-go
aa lart yesr by probably a third. Cotton
is very promising.
Five years a-;o Mr. Faust was lyi.ched
iu Texas for tho supposed murder of Lis
.vife and . young iody, who were f. nud
dead iu tl.eir beds. Recently a Mr. Del
overs, ouhis deathbed confessed having
committed the murders for plunder, nud
-stated that the unfortunate husband was
itnocebt of participation.
Some Amherst students tb nLt it
a pood joke to steal a cannon nud aniran
ritiou from tho college grounds; but
wheu it wati discovered tho itolen prop
erty belonged to the uatior.al govern
ment, and five of the offenders were rr
rested and held in sd.'O bail each fer
trial, tho funny part of the escapade took
tu a serious vie w.
C.iptain A. O iksruitii emhaiked from
port Mace.n for I'eanfort, N. C, iu u
small boat, accompanied by his tvu n;:d
four daughters. Wheu part way ou their
j mrney their boat filled and sunk. One
of the daughters was wa' hod away and
drowned, and the balance of the party
were rose u .l in a perishing condition,
but the three girls soon expired.
A nine-year old boy fell f ro.m th" ro if
of a six-story building in X w York, a
distance of seventy eight feet, and did
not break a bone nor was be seriously
injured, no fell foity-tive feet and
struck a ro f hard enough to break sev
eral slates, and thou fell thirty-five feet
more, passing between two horses,
tumble I on a wagon-pole and then
strnek the pavement.
A correspondent describing a recent
wedding in Puiladclphia, ppeaking of
tho bride's troimew, say: Icaunot give
a complete bst, but iu tho bill so groaned
over by papa there were twenty dres-es,
four hats au.l bonnets, eighteeu com
plete suits of tinder aud uight garments,
two dozen pairs Lisle thread and silk
stockiugs, two dozen pairs mits and
gloves, two dozen pairs kid gloves,
handkerchiefs, ties, ribbons, besides
huudreds of minor accessories which
make up tho sum total of a fashionable
Sumeliody iu London has begun to
establish a 'seashell mission' whose work
is akin to that of tho 'flower missions'
which btve proved so popular iu various
cities. Children who live by the seaside
are to gather shells, which are to be sent
in boxes of 2 10 each to be distributed
among poor children in homes und bus
pitals. Mauy children are fond of shells
for toys, aud to weary little fellows who
have to parts tedious days on hospital
cots a few seashells to play with will bo
a welcomo boon.