H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
K.niToii and rnurniKToit.
oiip Mfiiaie, inn Insertion, "
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
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One "!', "! Ill"llh.
Ouecopr, three month., -
ijttskor ciiatiiam co., n. c, An.rsT its.
Kr laigxrailrt'riiM'iuciiO literal c.iitra.-t will be
To the Bereaved !
DEST OF IiIARBLE.
Good Workmanship, and Cheapest end Largest
Variety in the Bute, larda corner Morgan and
Blount streets, below Wynn's livery a table.
Address all oomtnnnioations to
OAYTON & WOLFE.
Rileigh, N. C.
W. L LONDON Will Keep Them.
Bit Boring end Summer Stock Is very largo
and extra Cheap, heme ruber,
BE KEEPS EVERYTHING
And always keep a Full Supply, lie koepe
the largest stock of PLOWS, PLOW CAST
INGS aud FAKJIINQ IMPLEMENTS iu the
Ooouty, which be sells at Factory Prices. Das
Ball-tonguea, BbOTel-plows, Sweeps, e'o., as
cheap as you can buy the Iron or Steel. Us
keeps tbe Quest and best stock of
Sugara, Coffcca, Teas, Cuba Molasses,
Fine Sirups and Fancy Oroceriea.
He buys goods at the Lowest Trioes, sod
takes advantage of all disoonnts, and will sell
goods as cheap for CASH as tbey o&n be
I ought iu the State. You can always find
DRY GOODS !
Fancy Goods, puoh as Ribbons, Flowers, Laces,
Vailpj Puffs, Collars, Cornets, Fsns, Paiasols,
Umbrellas, Notions, Clothing,
Thware, Trvy, Paints Mixrd and
Dry Oils, Vntokfry, ConfcriionrrUs,
Very Ihtro stock Boots. Bats for Men, Boys,
Ladies and Children. Carriage Materials.
Nails Iron Farnitiire; Ch owing and Pmoklnp
Tobacco, Cigars, Banff, Leather of all kiuJs,
aud a thousand other things at tb
W. L. LONDON.
PITTSBORO. N. 0.
" h7 A.LONborit Sr. , "
Attorney at Law,
riTTKBORO. X. '.
HsJSpecil Attention Pnid to
J. J. JACKSON,
riTTSitoiMt', y. c.
t-T"All business entrusted to him will re
ceive prompt attention.
W. E. ANDERSON,
f. A; WILET,
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
RALEICin, X. V.
J. D. WILLIAMS & CO.,
Grocers, Commission Merchants and
FAYETTEVILLE. N. C.
NO RT H CAROLINA
RALEIGH, . CAB.
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W. E. ANDKRSON. TV. Prn.
w. H. hicks, Avy
The only Home Life Insurance Co. in
ait It. f,inU lnanftd fmt AT HOME, and
among uur www pwpiw. ' " " - -
Vortn Carolina money abroad to build up other
States. It Is one of the most successful cora-
r.r it f in the United Slates. It aa-
Wa An tint ainii
uts are amply sufficient. All losses paid
promptly. Eight thousand dollars paid In the
lass two years to families in Chatham. It wiU
cost a man aged thirty years only Ave eeots a
flay to Insure lor one muuuu
Apply for further Information to
H A. LONDON, Jr., Ben. At.
PITT8BOKO', N. 0.
Attorney at Law,
nTTSB020 XT. C,
T-r.MIe. la th. Courts w "?2
Mosr aaa Orasgs, a la ths Hur..ao fU
Al thr Old Farm.
V"., 'tis true. The blinds are closed, and the
front door streams with orapo.
Surely through the houso last eve stole a vague
and awful shape.
Dimly seen by only one viewless, soundless
to the rest ;
Only one devctied the arrow ere its death pang
pieroed his breast.
Why, they say he kissed bis wifel Bhe was sit
ting by the door,
With her patient, work-worn handp folded, for
the day was o'er,
And the twilight wind stirred softly, tapped
the lilacs cn the psne,
Vi'hilo belated bees swung slowly homeward
through the lane.
'Hutu,' he said, and touched her brow, gently
as a lover might,
Stooped and kissed her, sitting there. She was
struck with sudden fright.
'Ah! what is It, John?' she cried. 'Do yon
tbiuk I'm going to die?'
'No!' he answered; 'no, dear wife. If 'tis any
one 'tis I.'
Full (en years or moro bad pasved since he'd
given her a word
Thoughtful, foeling-liko, caressing. Bhe could
scarce believe she hoard
Hightly now. Their talk, you sco, was, most
part, about the farm
Butter, eggs, the new Alderney, making hay
tbey uieant no barm
Kindly, honest, Christian folk, both t ho deacon
and bii wife ;
Only, somehow, they bad font all the romance
out of life,
And the lovo which they began witb, like a
flower o'ergrown with weeds,
Struggled on, half ohokod, half buried, iu the
strife for worldly needs.
Well, the night came on apace. All the usual
chores were done,
And tbey went te bed as usual; rising always
witb the tuu;
'Twas not worth while burning caiidtei; and at
midnight, lo! a call
Woke the sleepers. One was taken, ouo was
left -and that was all.
Lucy told me of the kiss. On her way to meet
She had stopped to see Auut R'Jtb, elio and
neighbor Brown's Desire.
They were no, surprised this morning when
they hoard that ho was dvnd ;
That he must bave had a warning wss what
our Lucy eaid.
But I think the real love, tho true love, that
Once two loyal hearts have known it , wakened
'ncath those evening t kios,
And 'twill be a comfort sweot, iu her lonely
tiino to be,
That before ho went he spoke to the 'dear
Our First and Last Quarrel.
Will yon tako cbargo of S100 till to
morrow morning, Marian?
'Take chargo of S100, Harold I' echoed
my wife in amazement. 'What do yon j
'You know, my dear Marian,' I began
with a business-like air, 'that the fnilnre
of Hardinge Brothers threw scores of
men, women and children in this neigh
borhood out of work, in the very hard
est part of a very bad year. This even
ing a mooting was held with a view to
enlisting the sympathy of the public
A subtcription-list was got op, and a
collection was made there and then to
the tnne of $100, As nothing else could
be done with the money to night, I was,
as treasurer, obliged to bring it Lome.'
We immediately went into a consulta
tion as to where tho money should be
put. Both of ua failing to hit upon any
thing better, the wine- bin was agreed
upon; and, as I looked over my evening
paper, I watohed her place the black
japanned box in tho drawer, lock it, lock
the sideboard, and place the key iu her
Therel'she exclaimed triumphantly;
I shouldn't think any one would get at
that before to-morrow morning, for this
purse goos into the well of my dressing
oaae to-night, and that will be locked
and the keys put away in my dressing-
table drawer, so we are doubly and
trebly secure. '
In spite of these precautions there was
a load on my mind, that I felt would
only bo removed when the money was
sate in the bank. I envied my wife her
happy insensibility, for iu less than half
an hour she was quietly sleeping, while
I tossed restlessly to and fro, thinking
about the money, and wondering wheth
er any one could possibly got at it. At
last a grand idea struok me, which was
to put it insido the piano. No doubt I
should have done so, bad not a cireum -stance
intervened I fell aeleep.
Breakfast was a hurried one, and when
it was over I bad my ooat and hat on.
ready to start off to an important case,
I reminded Marian of the money, and
begged her to get it out quickly.
I had quite forgotten it,' she exclaim
ed. 'Here, Martha, run np-staira and
fetoh my purse out of my dressing-case,
the keys are in my dressing-table draw
Martha flew up-stairs to do her mis
tress' bidding, while I stood and chafed
in the hall and submitted to having my
coat brushed. Ia a moment she return
ed, bringing the purse, and Marian ran
into tho dining-room. Two or three
minutes passed, and Marian was still
fumbling about at the sideboard. I en
tered the room impatiently. Marian
looked at me erossly.
'This is quite too bad, Harold. What
have you done with the box?'
Done with the boil' I exolaimod;
what do you mean, Marian?'
. 'I won't stand this trifling any longer,
replied my wife. 'It's a shame to give
me the responsibility of that money aud
then tense me like this.'
'What ou north is the woman talking
about?' 1 cried, bewildered. 'Buy wbtt
you meau iu plain words, I beg .'
7Vic 7nonry'a not hcrr. It's gone,
box and all,' Mtrian replied, with a white
'Gone!' I cried, 'gone! Where's it
gone, how's it gone, or who hns taken
it, I should lite to know? Yon must be
raviD. Let mc como and look.'
man pieced in such a position is
bound to hare au idea on the subjeot,
and to aKsert it, so I suggested that
Martha must bo the culprit.
'No, no, don't say that,' cried my wifo
excitedly. 'I'd as Boon believe that I
was tho thief as she. I've known her
all my life. No, no, it isn't Mtrtha.'
You admit that it oanrrot be nny
one outside the house, bo it must be
Martbaa: that is plain logio,' I said, with
as muoh evenness of temper an I could
command at the moment.
'It isn't Martha,' replied my wifo stub
bornly; 'I'll nevor believe it.'
For my part I felt sure that it was
Martha. And as it was quite impossible
that she could have got rid of it yet, I
hoped I should easily diFcovor it.
But she denied tho charge so em
phatically that it was with a very anx
ious heart I betook myself to the bed
side of my patient. Aftor paying one
or two minor visits I returned homo.
Martha opened the door, and immedi
ately rotired into the kitohen, without
a word. Marian was nowhere to be found.
I went up stairs in search of her. She
was not there, but a little table in the
corner oovercd with writing materials
betrayed her recent presence. An open
letter in a handwriting I knew and de
tested attracted my attention, and I
pioked it up and saw it was from her
brother Frank, begging for S50 to save
him from a grave difficulty.
rreseutly I heard Marian euter tho
house. With the letter in my hand I
onfrouted her. She turned first while
and then red, and asked me by what
right a gentleman entered a lady's pri
vuto room and read her oorrespondeuoo.
I paid no Attention to this high-flown
language, but replied by asking Iter
whether pIio had been out to post a let
ter. She admitted she had.
'To Frank?' I inquired.
'I decline to say,' she replied haugh
'Continuing mouej ?' I nske 1.
'Tht I rIs'i decline to ray,' she ro-
I think any one else in my plare
would have come to the fame conclu
sion as 1 did namely, that the letter
was to Frank, and that it contained
money, A few inquiries at the post-
office continued my supposition. From
the time of this discovery a cloud seem
ed to have settled over our usually
happy household. Marian was sullen
aud augry, and sat at ho head of the
table without spejkiug a word. Be
tween meal times I scarcely ever saw
her. Martha sided with her mistress,
aud always looked at me reproachfully.
In the meantime other cares were
pressing hard and fast upon me. In
spite of a rigid examination I could
discover no clue to the lost money.
Of course I had been obliged to make
it good; and, iu order to do this, had
droined myself of every available far
I went to my father and, plainly stat
ing the facts, asked him if he would
lend me the sum I had lost. This he
agreed to do; and the conversation
turned on family matters generally.
The unhappy coolness which had arisen
between myself and Marian was pres
ently discussed ; aud when my father
taxed me with unkindness toward her
I felt bound to explain to him Frank's
demand, and her resentment of my in
My mother started up suddenly from
a fit of thinking and plied me with
'Was Marian the only person who had
access to the sideboard?'
As far as I knew, the only porsou,' 1
And did you say Iter letter to uer
brother Frank contained money?
Yes-aP. O.O. for 50.'
Had she S50 of her own?'
Not that I knew of.'
'Was she likely to have saved it from
her allowance for housekeeping or pit
'Very unlikely indeed.
Thon,' my mother continued, 'it
seems to me that the nearer homo you
look for your money, the sooner you will
When I arrived home, my mind was
torn and distracted by conflicting opin
ions. I felt very anxious to discover
some sign of innt-cence, or may beguilt.
Marian,' I said, as gently as I could,
where did you get the money from that
you sent to Frank?'
Bhe started, aud turned quickly round
How did you know I sent money to
Never mind how I know it,' I replied.
Where did you obtain it? You must
answer me that question beforo you leave
this room,' I added, more sternly; for
her evasion of my question disquiotod
Bhe looked me steadily in tbe face for
a minute, then dropping her eyes, and
clasping her hands tightly together, she
J see now tho drift f yanr question.
The money was lBt at t to arao time
that I sent some I" Frank. UnrnM, yon
suspect your own w'c--uf boicg
'Marion,' I answered eictnlly, 'one
word from you will dippe' it; or, if it
should be otherwine (her 1 extended
my hand to hor, but sho flung it from
her), you have only to neknowlodge it,
to obtain my free forgiveness'
'Your forgiveness!' she added haugh
tily, 'I do not need it,' and without an
other word she loft me.
A day or two after this I found a note
awitiug me when I returned tome to
dinner. Tho hand-writing was Marian's,
and my delight at seeing it was bo great
that I kissed it again and again,
Eagerly I opened and r -1 it. It ran
'The society of a thief cauuot be con
genial. For that reason I huso kept out
of your way till I bad made lip my mind
what to do. I shall not trouble you
any more. Baby and I lnao gone to
my father. I know you cau claim baby
if you like to do so, but I tiiiik you will
see that it is better for him to bo with
me. Do not ask me to core linek.
never can. Tho miserable lifo I have
been leading lately would noon have
killed me, and my lifo is prKious to my
Your unhappy wifi,
That was all, exoept a tw words at
the end that had been hastiy scratched
out, of which 1 could distinguish only,
Btrange as it may seem, this note did
not 6hock me as the discovery of Ma
rian's guilt had dono. I lelt so angry
with her for her unroasonsble conduct
that my tenderer feelings rniaiued al
most untouched. My loveor tho Ma
rian of former days had not decreased
one whit, but my auger with tbe pre
sent Marian was for the mument para
mount. Tbe child was better with her,
and for the present sho diould keep
him, for I hml no idea of letehing her
back. Bho had lelt me thiough no un
kindness of my own, aud id wife could
be justified in leaving hct buband iu
the way Marian hml left mo,
I was beginning to get a little accus
tomed to my renewed bachelorhood,
when ono night, very late, n telegram
was brought me, worded thus:
'Cora9 at once to baby.'
The night train would learo in about
an hour's time. I packed a few thingp
and fetarted to catch it. In about three
hours moro I was conducted into the
room where Marion wos pitting with our
little one lying iu her hip, struggling
hard for life, Borne medical limn wns
already there, bending over tho child
aud anxiously gazing at its contorted
and livid features, but, as far os I could
see, doing but little to assist iu the bat
tle against death. Ho loft at once, F.nd
Marian looked up into my fnco and
'Thank God, you love come t He
was doing no goo I. Oh, Haroldl save
my baby; save my child.'
I will do what I citu to save our
child,' I answered.
1 called a servant and geve my in
structions. I stood at Miitiun s knee,
watching for the approach of some fa
vorable symptom. Only oueo Marian
spoke, anl then it was to ank me with
blanched face and faltering lips if there
was any hope.
To tho last moment, yes, I answer'
ed; and Bhe waa relieved at once, hardly
comprehending from my words how faint
that hope was.
Presently tbe struggles grew more
frequent, gradually the almost lifoless
limbs became imbued with fresh vigor,
the heavy lids relaxed, the gasps for
breath bocarao more effectual, and with
mighty effort natuie asserted her
sway. In a short timebaliy was nestling
peacefully in Marian's arms, wrapped in
a sweet life-giving slumber.
When he was laid in his cot, bin moth
er turned to me and sutd pnthetically,
Oh, Harold I when baby was so near
death, and you far away, I could not
help eeoing how wicked 1 had been to
leave you as I did. Will you forgive
me, dear, and take me IircI;, for baby's
I could only kiss her, and press her
to my heart. After awhile 1 said, 'It
was only those words, 'Will yon forgive
me?' that 1 wanted, If you would have
spoken them sooner, wo need never
'Ob, Harold! how con you? It was
not that I was asking you to forgive
me, but my folly in leaving you. I am
as innocent of taking that wretched
money as my own child. Won't you
I do, my darliug, I do,' I replied,
with genuiue deligkt. 'I would have
believed you then if you had said this
to me; but you know you never deigned
me a word, and what was I to think?'
I was so horrified at your even sun
pcctinfi me that I fancied it was be
neath me to deny it. I cannot now un
derstand what could have prompted
you to think such a dreadful thing of
me. It is very hard to bear.'
I was beginning to wonder, too, how
I could bave suspected my own Marian.
OircrmBtanoe s and my mother were
more to blame tbRn I, however.
In answer, I murmured something
Ah, that letter to Frank; I remem
ber it. You were always so hard upon
him that I didn't like to tell you about
it. He really had been tiyiug to keep
on steadily at the poet your kindness
Lad obl'iinrd him, but old debts were
eonstautly coming in, and l)U limited
salary would not meet them and keep
him as well. There was one man who
pressed him hard for S'iO. Ho had
spent his last quarter's salary within a
dollar or two, and more would not be
coming for some time. Ho wrote aud
toM me this, asking mo to help him,
but 1 could not. He wrote again, avd
said he mufd draw ou his salary, but
I begged him not to do so, so soon.
I was sure his employers would thiuk
it a bad sign. The man threatened to
expose his formor habits to the firm,
which you know might have ruined
him with them. I resolved to help him
this once, and in order to do so sold
my diamond brooch, which I scarcely
ever had occasion to wear. I got ?59
for it, and I sent, him notes to that
amount he littlo guessed at what cost.'
'My po r, persecuted, solf-sacrificing
littlo woman; why did you not tell mo
all tliis ? Why could yon not trust
'We were both to blame,' I replied.
I am not going to exonerate you quite,
ittlo wifo, but I am goiug to own to
my fnult, 1 was a brute to doubt you,
Marian, you runul forgive me, dear.'
'Oh, LInroiJ ! we shall bo so hnppy
again now, snau t we ! the littlo wo
man replied ; and then sho wound up
our reconciliation in a truly womanly
stylo, with tears and mniles and kisses.
But the mystery of the money was
still more dark after Marian's explana
tion, and it was months before wo pen
etrated it. Wo did so nt last, howover.
Our piano being sadly in waut of re
pair, 1 sent to a professional man to
come and 'do it up.' I was in the room
when he proceeded to take it to piooes.
As soon as the front was removed, I
peieeived a little black box snu.qly
lodged inside, which I immediately re
cognized. My grand idea now flashed
into my mind. Here, then, was tho
clue to tho myskry. (' (fin thitj.
In my anxiety 1 had place! the money
iu tho piano, while still uudnr tho influ
ence of sleep.
Mariau was delighted. Bhe actually
shetl tenrs o! joy when I told her of my
Oh, you abandoned man, she said,
Bhaking her head at me, 'to suspect me,
when all the time yi-u had stolon yur
A New t J it ii I tilill.
Trial wni lately made at Woolwich,
England, of the now M;) ton fciin. The
shot with whit'ii it. was leaded weighed
,01 J ll. The gun wits fitted with a gaB
check. Its diametor was very little less
than that of the bore, which has a cali
ber of seventeen snl three-quarter in
ches, increasing to nineteen and thrco-
quarter inches in the powder chamber.
Tho thickness of the metal at tbe muz.le
is about five inches only, but at the
bretch end the clwmber is titrrouudod
with a wall of iron two feet five inches
through, making tho maximum diame
ter six feet six inches. The gnn iB thirty-six
feet iu length, of which the bore
occupies thirty-three feet, and the total
length of gun and carriage when ruu
out for firiug is forty-four feet. The
cartridge, consisting of 440 lb. of cube
powder, fctrougly bound in canvas and
stiffened by wooden bunds, was rammed
home, occupying five feet of the bore,
and thou followed the projectile, the
length of which waa two feet eight
inches. Tho gun was fired by electricity
from the instrument room, and recoiled a
contiderable way up the platform, but
suffered no damage either to itself or
the carriage. Tho screen registered a
velocity of 1,590 feet per second, but
the projectile was found to have brokeu
np, which may bave affected the result
Siiliiiini ine Full liing.
About two years ago tbe water-pipe
crossing the river at Upper Central Way
bridge, Cltvolaud, Ohio, was fouud to
be leaking very ba lly at somo point near
the center of the river. Iu crossing the
stream it is about eighteen feet below
tho surfdce of the water, and is imbed'
ded iu tho sand about six feet. To Mop
tho waste of water the valves ou each
side of the liver were shut off. George
H. Breymann, the submarine diver, was
sent to make an examination of the pipe,
with a viow to having it repaired with
out moving it, if possible. To discover
the locatiou of the leak one of the valves
was opened for a few moments, when
tho clear lak water soon appeared
through tho river water. A large tng
was then fastened with its wheel di
rectly over the leak, snd the wheel
started at fuil epeed. Iu fifteen minutes
a hole was excavated down to the pipe,
aud before the sand bad filled in again
an impression of the holo and the sur
face of the laps and rivets near it was
taken in putty. From this putty im
pression a mold of plaster of Paris was
mauo, in whioh was cast a lead plate of
tho exact form of the original pntty im
pression. Tho hole in the pipe was
fcund to be about four by two and one
half inches, and irregnlar in its margin.
A strong bolt, with plates, washers aud
cross-bar, similar to tho hand-hole plate
for boilers, was then made and put iu
plnoo by Captain Breymann, tho lead
plato lieing between the pipe and the
iron pinto. After the wholo was pnt to
gether aud the lead thoroughly corked,
the water wsb tnrued on and the leak
found to be effectually stopped.
Freedom of Opinion iu It usln.
The censure ia exorcised in ltussia by
four large committees, 03tablishod iu St.
Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa and War
saw, and consisting of a president, three
superior and six inferior censors, and by
auumberof minor Lurnaiis, coiisibting
of one cenfior and several inspectors of
printing bouses. No book or engraving
or music-sheot con be issued without
having obtained the approbation of the
censure, and tho censors have power to
confiscate the whole e Jition of any ille
gal publication whether it contains any
thing censurable or not. The establish
ment of this institution dates from I3tjo,
and on account of the liberality of the
principles laid down for its guidance, it
denoted for that time a considerable pro
gress. Uuder Nicholas, a Lntin gram
mar which had gone through tho ordeal
of tho censure and obtained its appro
bation was nfterward confiscated because
it was found to contain a quotation from
Cicero, iu which that philosopher prais
es tho republ:c as the best form of gov
ernment; and a mazurka by Chopin was
oi'cs sent buck across tho frontier be
cause it contuiuod n passage which re
minded the censor of one of the nationul
hymns of tho Toles. Nothing of the
kind has t ikon place siuo ) 1803. The
same rescript regulated also the bffnirs
of the press. It allowed the Russian
nowspapers to appear without uuy pre
vious censure, but, 'on nccouut of the
deficient state of our court ,' it charged
the administration with the exercise of
a certain control, under the form of
warnings. In 1868, however, tho min
ister of the interior was empowered to
stop tho sulo of a fiDglo number of a
paper when it was fcund to contain any
thing agaiust 'the doctrines of the es
tablihhod chnrch, tho form of tbe pres
ent government, the person of the czar,
or the members-of the iruperiol bo tine, '
A.J. ; aud in 1870 he was further empow
ered to suspend ii paper altogether for a
period of time aud withent any previous
warnius. This situation i f course,
very unsatisfactory, but i : -cript of
1805 declared itself 'pir.v i .. ' .iud'not
in harmony with the princ.iiles of a ju.st
aud liberal legislation,' and a comp?ri
sou bttsreon the practical application of
the Russian press laws and the practical
application, f.T instance of, the Grrman
or French laws, docs not Fpeak unfavor
ably of the position of tho I! issmu
Au Kditor'- Expel ieiues.
Tho Han (.'': roan gives ua his ezpeii-
enec ol traveling in a sleeping car ia
warm weather, aud ail who have been
iu tho same prnlicament will appreciate
his remarks on tho subject : We Brine
from the Pullman conch after tho por
ter had help drag ell the blanket. It
has long been a question iu my mind
whether the Pullman blankets are stuff
ed or weather-boarded. I think now
they must be built on tho plan of the
Victoria bridge. Tho one I slept nnder
last night was au inch and a half thicker
tbun a Miller platform, and ju-it about
as elastic. When the porter folded it
up, be bad to go outside, lay it on the
rail, and let the train ruu over it to
make a crease in it. When you cover up
with one. you think you have drawn the
drapery of a plr.nk sidewalk about you,
or else covered yourself up with a wharf-
boat or tho side of a frame house. All
last night I dreamed I was a turtle, a
sea turtle, ono of the tortoiso e mb de
nomination, and that. I had caught cold
in my hell and couldn't bend it.
By the way, did you ever notice how
peculiarly bewildering to tho untrained
mind are mercantile forms ? The other
day, beiug in a commnnistic mood, 1 had
occasion to "divide with the oflue. I
had a vague kind of an idea how the thing
c ugbt to be done, iu a general way, sol
went into a bnt k and asked for a sight
draft. Should the obliging ecuhier fill it
out for nu! I tli"nkod him haughtily,
and filled it up myself. I bad my mis
givings, but I handed it over. The
obliging cashier smiled. "Do you wirh
to collect thin?" ho aike.l. I said "yes,"
in tho tonej whie'i 1 imagined Mr. Vau
derbilt employed on himilar ocra nous,
oud to my iiiiHpHukuble. srnnxi meut tl.c
obliging cashier eaid: ' Very, well,
sir, just leave tho money with us and
we will remit it to your homo at once."
Aud theu I saw that somehow or other,
I had made the thing out just that,
and bad drawn upon mjself in favor of
therflivfor three weeks' ralaiy, dining
which time the t fn t had U"t heard from
Due to lli Mother.
Mr, John C'rossley, a promiusnt En
glish carpet manufacturer, receutly en
tertained tho Prince of Wales and a
distinguished party. In recounting tho
experience of h'S early days, ho said;
'Oh, my mother was a remarkable wo
man; she wa onoe a farm-servaut; she
lived fourteen years in the Banie family;
she hod to milk the cows, and churn the
butter, and carry it to market; she had
for a long time only six pounds a ysar
wages, and yeS she managed to save a
nice sum; aud her leisure hours were
filled np with spinning wool, her mis
tress allowing her a fourth of tho profits
for herself.' 'Ah.' said a friend who
was present, 'perhaps you are indebted
to yonr good mother for some of your
snctesa in the spinning world?' 'Oh,
yes,' ho replied, 'under God's blessing
I owe everything to my mother.'
ITEMS OF UENtRAL INTEREST.
Tho proBpeot for a large corn orop ia
very promising in Louisiana.
New York oity's bonded debt, less the
sinking fund, is $r2J,N78,859.15.
Twelve lakes, and extending fifteen
miles, aro to bo dredged into one at
It is reported that the celebrated ra
cing mare Mollie McCarthy has become
lame, and will bo retired to a brood
Thirteen barns have been burned with
in a few months in tho western part of
Chicago, and it has transpired that
boys fired them for fun.
A new waterfall of one hundred and
fifty feet height has been discovered iu
the White Mountains, N. H. It is de
f eribed as being of great beauty.
Twelve millions of dollars are invest
ed iu Coney island improvements, while
it in estimated that 85,000 would hove
bought the whole island ten years ago.
A largo portion of tho wall of the im
port dock, East India Dooks, Blackwall,
England, fell, carrying with it all tho
hydraulic crones ond quay sheds. The
damage i.-' estimated at SoM.OOO.
KeportM are to the effect that Litut.
Carey, who left the prince to hifl fate,
was Eonte uced by eourtmartial to death,
but that the quoeu ordered the seutouco
Fifteen years before the Revolution
the wile of Washington kept sixteen
spinning wheels running, and saw tho
fubries maJo in her own house uuder
her own direction.
Too steamer Arizona on her last trip
from New York to Queenetown exoelled
her j revious speei across the Atlantic
making tho voyage in eight days, eight
houis aud eight minutes.
A cteamer hos arrived at Halifax, N.
fi., from Bordeaux, France, filled up
with refrigerators for freezing salmon,
codfidi and lobsters, which sho will col
lect along the Newfoundland coast Rnd
carry to France.
r v. W. n. 11. Murray, Boston's fa
mous minister, who wrote the well known
look on the A liroudaeks and also one
ou 'The Horse,' has boon bankrupted by
his stosk farm, tho Ooldcn title and
otln r business ventures.
Authouy Anderson, a New York trav
eling salesman, fill over the Palisades
on the bauk of tho Hudson, but was
o&u','bt in the limbs of a tree after a
descent of 2:ji feet, Rnd strange to say
escaped with only n broken arm.
Tho freshets raised tho Ohio river to
such au extent as to admit the pastago
of the coal laden cauolboftts which hod
been i-ciMimuhding ou eejounl of low
wah-r, and not less than 8,3'12,OO0 bush
els of coul were started dowu stream.
Official returns show that twenty offi
cers and four hundred men died of chol
era and other diseases on the return
march from the Afghan campaign, while
only about one hundred men were killed
in action on the British side during tho
The Silt Like City (Utah) A'cwa
(church organ) denounces United States
Jndge B iremau for 'judicial impulenco
and aHsumption' in tho Brighani Young
executors' cifc, ond charges him with
'abomiunblo falsehoods,' and with being
infamoue, bigoted and aristocratic.
Trolestant missionaries iu Turkey say
that young Turks who are sent to Amer
ica to be educated, in order that they
may return and labor for Christianity
among their conutrymeu, aim to obtain
a medical rather than a religious educa -tion,
so as to practice medicine profita
bly when they get home.
A Maryland farmer, beat on extermi
nating cabbage worms, offered a cent
each for the littlo yellow butterflies
which lay tho eggs. Ho spent over six
dollr.is thus, and estimates he prevented
the hutching of thousands of worms; at
any rate his cabbage plants tho next
season wore unmolested.
The threat array of embezzler has re
ceive I twou Id lions recently in the per
sons of Cii"valii:r Jnrnenville and F. 1
w&rd P. Page. Tho former was cashier
of tho New Orleans Canal bank for thirty
years, and stoic S'JO.OOO. The latter
win chief c'.cik of the Vermont Ceulial
railroad, and embezzled 817,000.
The gamins of New York are iu tho
habit of i tinning alongside the bob tail
cross town cars late at night when
crowded with passengers and reaching
in on both sides, snatch the hats from
tbe heads of the unwary, and escape iu
the darknes. There are no conductors
for these cars, snd the driver can do
nothing, as he is not permitted to leave
his scat or his cash box,
John E. Beely, three years ago a
horse ferrier in New York State, took
Dr. Greeley's advioo and went West. Ho
engaged in tho restaurant or hotel bust -ness
there and thou speculated in mining
stocks and in working mines. He came
back to Goshen ou a visit last week,
worth over 15,000,000, having made in
the three years of his absence an average
of nearly $4,o00 per day.
The grapes in the viueyardo on Lake
Erie are affected with a rot which attacks
tho borrios on the bunch individually,
striking them here and there at random.
so that while some bunches have only a
few decayed or decaying berries, others
hanging on tho same cane and almost
touching have rotted almost entirely,
while again on the same vine will be
found perfectly clean and souod clusters.