H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EOiioK am rnorRirron.
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PITTSIU)R() CHATHAM CO., N. C, SEPTEMBER 1, 1870.
For largpr advert IseuieuU HI1 r.il eoiilmrt j III be
To the Bereaved I
BEST OF MARBLE.
Good Workmanship, and Gheapeat and Largest
Variety in the Statu. ards eoroer Morgan and
Blonot streets, below Wynn'a livery stable..
Address all commnnioations to
CAYTON & WOLFE.
Rileigh, N. 0.
W. L LONDON Will Keep Them.
Hi Spring and Bnmmcr Block ii very largo
and extra Cheap. Ilomcmber,
HE KEEPS EVERYTHING
And alwaya keeps a Full Rnpplv. He koqpi
the largest etooit of PLOVYH, PLOW CAST
INGS and FAHM1NO IMPLEMENT!) in the
County, which ho sella at Factory l'rioea.
Bnll-tongnee, Shovel-plnws, Sweep' oio., an
Cheap as yon can bny the Iron or Btoel. He
keep the finest and beat itook of
Sugar t. Coffee , Tea, Cuba Molaet
Fine Sirup and Fancy ffroceriet.
Be boys goods at the Loweut rrioss, and
takes advantage of all uiwjonnts, and will lull
goods a. cheap for CASH aa they can bo
bought in the State. You oan alwaya find
DRY GOODS I
Fancy Good, snob, as Ribbons, Flowers, Laces,
Viuiaj Buds, Collars, Corsets, Fana, Paiasola,
Umbrellas, Notious, Clothing,
Tinware, Drug, Paint Mixed and
Jlry Oil, CrfK-kery, Conict''omrif:,
Very Urge stock Boot a. Hata for Men, Boys,
L&diw and Childrm. Curr:ago Materials!
Naila Iron Furniture; Chowlng and flmokinp
Tobacco, Cigar. Rutin"; Leather of all kirnla,
and a tfconeaad other things at the
W. L. LONDON.
PIITBBOBO. 1J. 0.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
FITTKBOKO', X. C.
MT'Special Attention Paid to
J. J. JACKSON,
AT TOR NE Y-AT-L AW,
WAU business entrusted to him will re
ceive prompt attention.
W. E. ANDERS05, P. A: WltXT,
CITIZENS : NATIONAL BANK,
RALEIGH, '. C.
J.D.WILLIAMS & CO.,
Grocers, Commission Merchant and
FAYETTE VI LLE, N. C.
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W. E. ANDKR80N, IV JVm.
W. II. 1IICR8, Ste'y.
The only Home Life Insurance Co. In
All tu fund loaned out AT IIOJI E, and
among onr own people. We do not send
Horth Carolina moneyabroad to build np other
a. It ia nn. Af th mmt .nCCMSful BOCA
panlee of Iti site in the United States. Its aa-
eta are ampiy uiui-icui. mi iu..-.
DrotnptlT. EUrht thousand dollara paid In
l... .1 ' .tn r.mlll.a In Chatham. It will
coat a man ac'd thirty years only five eeuu
day to Inaure for one tnoupana uuii.m.
Apply for further Information to
H. A. LONDON, Jr., Ben. At.
PITT8BORO', K. 0.
Attorney at Law,
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(Jather Ripe Fruits, Oh Death.
Take thy shadow from my threshold,
Oh Hunt dweller in the uight ;
Htaudiug right ocross my doorway,
Nbulting out the niorul"g light.
'Jhou hast been hero in the autumn,
And hast taken all thy shoaves,
It is nut time to gather
The blossoms and the leaves.
Oh, pre not in so olouely
To the baby at my breast,
Wonldst thou take the tender nursling
From the sboltor of its ucst V
Oh, child, be is no playmate
Kjr anoh a one as thee;
lie (miles, and sir etches toward blm -
What can tho baby see ?
Ah ! close behlud the shadow
Ho sees the angel wait,
Aud wide the leaves uofoldiug
Of that broad hoaveuly gate,
Aud bo seeth one who btokoiu'th,
Poor heart, oouldst thon but aeo
ThoBo golden gates nn folding
And thy lost ones waiting tuoe.
Yet colder falls the twilight,
And the children crouc'.i behind,
As tho garments past them mctllng
Hwoep liko the winter wiud.
Hut the baby rmiles and watohelh,
And wbuu tho night grows dim
Thoro will be an empty eradlo
Auil a broakiug heart for him.
MY AUNT'S WILL.
We hail nindo np our minds -my sis
ter Nell and I that wo would accept
the invitation of onr frionds and join
their picnic; nnd Noll had run rtp-elairs
to put tho fiuiebiiig touches to her Uiilot,
vliilo I impatiently awaited her.
Ten minms afterward thoro is a crash
and a shriek overhead. I fly np, four
pteps at a time, to find Xell lying on the
floor beneath the luins of a waidrobe,
which, cho bnsfcomchow managed to pull
c.vi-r upon herself. The wardrobe is in
puoh a f'tato of nniveranl smash that it is
very easy to clear away I ho wreck and
raise Xell in my arms. Sho opens her
eyes ru I lay her tipou her bed, and
asks, fniutly: 'What is it? Has tho world
pome toau end?'
'Not just yet," I reply; 'but what havo
you been d"iufi?'
Then her senses conio back to her,
nnd she raises herself npon her right el
bow. 'I remember now. The door stuck,
and I wits in a hurry, and tried to jerk
t open. Then the whole thing seemed
to jump at me, and I was so frightened
that I screamed, and, I suppose, fainted.
I'm all right now, though, and there's
nothing to hinder our starting.'
'Look at your dress, ' is my only reply.
Nell locks, and nearly faints again;
ft r the lovely drees is soiled and torn
beyond all hope of restoration.
'It is better for your dress to be torn
nan for your bones to bo broken,' I say,
consolingly; but Nell shakes her head in
Bones will grow togethor again, but
clnlhes won't,' the says, ruefully. 'If
you oLly knew the time and thought I
havo Fpent on that dress, Cyril. It was
ma 'e out of three old ones, aud cost ab
Folu'ely nothing, except time nnd pains;
yet it was fresh, and pretty, and beconi-
ng. And my hat matohed it precisely
straw-color and blue, you see; and
Oh!' erica Nell, as she catches sight of
herself in the glass.
'It is hopeless,' sighs Nell; and just
then the whistle sounds, and wo realize
that the last chance t f the pionio ia over.
'The end of an unlucky day,' says Xell,
as tbo sun touches tho horizon.
It ia not quite the end, though, for the
eveuing mail is still to come in. It
brings a paper for me and a letter for
Xell, both of which bear tho same post
mark. I open the paper, while Nell is
still stndying the direction of her letter,
after the manner of all of us. Tho first
thing upon which my eye falle 's a para
graph around which some careful hand
has drawn broad black lines.
'Aunt Jane is dead I' I exolaim; and
then, uu I look at the date of the paper,
I add, 'Buried too, by this time.'
Xell looks up with a start.
'Aunt June!' sho crieB. 'And my let
ter ia from Fanny Blatchford, who lives
noxtdoor to her.'
Sho studies the direction no longer,
but tears tho letter hastily open.
'J tint what we might expect, coming
on this day, she sajs at latit. 'Bay what
yon will, Cyril, it it on unlucky day.'
More than unlncky if your let tor con
tains the news that I supposo it does,' I
How the dim years stretch away be
fore mo as I speak tho years that it will
take Dr. Gaston to build up his prae
tice and the years that it will take
mo to build up mine ; and all the
time the dear little girl, of whom Nell
knows nothing, waiting patiently in the
shadows of the old New England hills I
I wrench mysolf away from such thought
with an effort, and listen to what Xell
has to say.
'Isn't it a shame?' sho is saying, when
I came to myswlf. 'If we never loved
Annt Jane, it was because she never
gave us a chance; and if she never cared
anything for ns, at least we were her
only living relations. We oonld hardly
havo expected hor to romember us in
her will, I suppose; but the least she
oonld have done, for the credit of the
familv, was to die without one. Then
we should have had it in the course of
nature and law. Bat to go and leave it
all to this man'
What man?' I ask, for, aa I have said,
my thoughts have been waud ring while
'I don't know,' Noll Fftyn, ronmlling
her letter again. 'Fuuny tinea not mi u
tion his name; perhaps she did not know
it. 'They any that your aunt, Miax
Bumsey, has left all her money to the
son of a man whom sho jilted when she
was young. No donbt she flittterod her
self that it was a touch of 'poetic jiihtico,'
but I must say I think tho plain prosaic
justice of leaving it to her relations
would have been nearer the right thing.'
Of conwo it is all left to somo Crcuius,
to whom it will bo but a drop in the
bucket,' says Nell, bitterly. 'That's the
way things always go in this world,
while we Oh, Cyril, why don't you
say something? Isn't it too bad, ami
inn'i this an unlucky day)'
I suppose it is,' I say, moodily. 'I
confess I eannot see how we are .to Dud
any good in this.'
We spend our eveuing gloomily
enough, in spite of our efforts to cheer
up and forget. I read a littlo to Nell
from dear old J-Jlia, and wo try a gamo
of cribbago, of which Xell soon tires.
At nine o'clock we bid each other good
night in sheer despair.
We are a littlo more cheerful over the
breakfast table. Things c;innot look
quite so bad by the morning's light as
they did in tho evening's shadows.
Bridget is bringing iu the hot cakes
in installments, and as sho si-ta the plate
containing the third batch upon the ta
ble, we notice that sho is looking nt us
curiously. Evidently sho woiilJ fain
speak, but respect restrains her tongue.
'What is it, Bridget?' Xell auks,
Then the Irich tongue breaks bounds.
'Sure, mish,' she cries, 'an' haven't yi z
heard ? An' warn't it a blissid thing in
tircly that yo tore yer dress an' oudu't
go to this picnic bad cjss to it and it's
like! The milkman was just after toll in'
mo all about it, Ivery wan o' thim!
niver a wan saved the puvty doarbl
Ooh, wirra, wirral
Biidgot is on tho point of breakiug
into a genuiuo Irish howl, but Nell's
words, quick and eager, nip it in the
bud: 'What do you mean, BriJgel"
what have yon heard?'
Bridget's tftlo is not euy to under
stand, riivermSed as it is by comment,
and embellished with interjictions.
By dint of painful and skillful question
ings, however, we elicit the truth ut
luitt. That troth concerns the picnic to
which but for Xell's a-jeulent we should
have gone. This picnio was gotttm up
by a small party of friends from onr own
town. We wero to have gone by rail to
a npot five niilp-i (lisUiit, there pick up
Dr. Gaston, aud trausfer ourselves to a
huge wagon which was to meet us. Thin
part of tho ptogramme seems to have
been carried out, iu spito of Xell's and
my defeotiou. Tho excursion tnme to
an abrupt cjmcluaion, however; for,
barely half a mile from the station, the
hoists took fright, ran violently down a
steep hill, and upset the wngou at the
bottom. Two of tho occupants were
killed outright, so Bridgot roports, but
who they were she cannot say. Of the
rest not ono escaped without injuries
more or less severe.
I looked at Nell. She was white to the
lips, and her cyrs looked big and wild.
'Another incident of your 'unliuky
day' which turns cut tho best of good
luck, I say, not having as yet taken in
tho full seupeof the catastrophe. 'Areu't
you rather glad than otherwiso now that
you pulled down tho wardrobe?'
'Cyril P cries Xell, in a shrill voice,
which I hardly recognize as hers. 'How
can 1 be giau 7 x wo were Eiuea out
right, and Miles Gaston was there.'
Xell eeems frozen to a statue. Hhe
ecarcoly moves, scarcely speaks. Only
her dry b'ps whisper: 'You will go nnd
find out, will you not, Cyril dear?'
Of course I will go; but just as I reach
the door I meet Dr. Gaston himself
rushing down the street from the station.
Ton here? Thank God!" he cries.
'Bat Nell ia she hurt?' Is sho' He
pauses, unable to articulate tho lust
word, but I hasten to put him out of
Nell it? here, all right, we uuu t go
to the pionio. Aa accident prevented.
I did not go either, says J)t. iiastnn.
'I was called out unexpectedly for a pro
fessional visit. It was a critical case,
and I could not leave until too late for
the train. I only heard of the accident
thi? morning, and came down ut once.'
It is good to see the rosy glow which
chases away Noll's pallor as I usher Dr.
Gaston into the dining-room. It is good
to see the light of love and gratitude
which shines from his o cs as he pees
her. I leave them alone as I catch up
my bat and make my usual frantic rush
for the train, which again as usual I
barely succeed in catching.
Somehow I cannot work to-day. My
nerves are unstrung, my brain hangs
fire. Thoughts of the accident, wonder
aa to the real state of tho coso, fear an to
which of our friends may have suffered,
orowd my mind. A remembrance of
Annt Jane's cruel will intrudes now nnd
then, but I put it away. 'No uso crying
over spilled milk,' no use in brooding
over what cannot bo helped. Let the
man, whoever he may be, et j y Annt
Jane's fortune. For us, for all four of
us, it is only a few years more of work
ing and waiting, and then Well, what
then? Success ami happiness? Failure
and separation? Or quiet grave iu
some lonly churchyard before tho race
is run nn I the goal reached? Bh! no
u"0 iu sitting in my eMire thinking such
drivi ling thoughts an tlune. Botter to
go home, s. t my mind at eupe, and take
tho ret which my uerveo dt numl. To
morrow I t-bullconio buck nil the fre. hor
to m.v daily tusk.
Nell meets me aUhedotir of our house.
Ou her fuce is a glow, in her eyes a ten
der light such as I have never teen there
before. Blie kisses me softly, thon fol
lows uio iuto tho boii'o, aud hovers
about me daintily with wistful hxks
aud broken, half-whispered words.
'Cyril,' sho pays at List, and then
'What is it, little sister?' I ask, for the
thy rndinuee of htrfaco moves me some
how to fresh tenderness.
Cyril,' she begins again, Mo you want
to get rid of me?'
I stop short, and look nt hor iu amaze
ment, feeling half guilty iu my own
miud. 'Get rid of you?' I say. 'Who
has been putting notious into your
head, child? What should I do with
out my little housekeeper?'
'That is jast what I have been think
ing,' says Nell, shyly. 'Jupt what I told
Miles when ho wanted
'Well, what did Mil want?' I ask,
as Nell ctops.
'Ho wants,' said Xell, hanging her
bead low and speaking in a voice which
seems half stifled by her blushee 'he
wnntB me to marry him in the fall.'
'Marry him!' I shont, in my first
amazement. 'Mtrry him on his present
income? Do yon meditate a diot of lo
custs nud wild honey? You will find
oven those beyond your rench in win
'No, but, Cyril,' eays Xell, softly.
'Don't be augry, but it was to Mdes
thut Auut Jane loft her money. It was
his father that she jilted when they were
both young. And so you don't mind,
Miud? Why should mind? It was
not tho money that I cared abont. My
iuccme will still be enough for two,
aud Xell will be happy, and
'Aud, do you know, Cyril,' Nell goes
ou, 'Miles eays that ho never would
have married me to live on my money.
Only for Aunt Jaue'H will wo should
havo had to wait still ; aud weren't you
right? and wabu't yesterday the dearest,
bleescdcst ;ay of the wholo year, in
stead of the unlucky one that I, liko n
littlo goose, called it? And ho, if you
cau find a nice motherly old houtiokeep
ur to tnke euro of you until yen can
put some rrett girl, such us you de
serve, iu my place
I laugh out. 1 oar.not help it..
Never you miud, Miss Nell,' I say.
'I will make bhlft to take care of myself.
Go your way, aud never worry your lit
tle hea.l ubutit your stupid old brother.'
A Foreigner's Opinion of
Count Tureuue, who spent two years
iu this country, has recently published
in Paris u doublo-voliime book giving
his impietsiouH, in which ho is appre
ciative of our women, whoso personal
cliui ms he considers superior to those of
nny European nation, while their mau
iiers aie so elegant and refined that thvy
alone prevent our harsh and angular
men from relapsing into bnrbr.ribni. The
comtc thinks that a great niauy other
wise ecnsible and rofined people display
a rather ludicrous anxiety to traco their
origin back to ancient aud illustrious
houses; but, indeed, he conceives that
the mania for titles is common to all
classes of American society. The num
ber of judges, generals, governors and
colonels to whom he was ii Diluced was
srruply amazing. Society, however, in
the sense of those rapport, those sym
pathetic communications that one has
with others, does not, in tho comto's
view of the case, exist iu this country,
except in very limited proportions.
There is a small and secluded circle of
eminent minds, enlightened and culti
vated in art and letters, but these only
associate with themselves nnd admit
none from the outside. Besides these,
so far as ho saw, Ro-callcd society is
confined to the nouvcauz rich'', whom
the comto characterizes ocutely, saying
that 'America is full of men who have
succeeded marvolously and who nre
themselves a failure; whoso residences
are splendid, but whoee souls are vul
gar, who have piolures and cannot ap
preciate them, books aud do not road
them, clothes and bad fashions, clients
(vlU.nU iu the Komau sense) but no
society; flatterers, but no friends. They
have acquired fortune by great cftort,
but they do not know how to enjoy it.'
Professor Laugley, of the Allegheny
observatory, to illustrate the almost in -crediblo
amount of energy involved in a
gentle summer shower, cites the follow
ing ease: Manhattan island contains
twenty square miles, on which the an
nual rninfall is thirty inches. One inch
of rain on one square mile weighs f4,
63( tons, and the total rainfall on this
little island is 1,393.920.000 cnbic feet,
or .18,781 ,00 tons. This amount of
water in tho forra of ioe would form
thirteen jytaniidn a largo as the great
pyramid of Egypt, nud put in freight
carrt would form a train reaching more
than around tho world. This illustrates
the almost incredible power of tho sun
aad the immeuse value it would bo to
mankind if it could be harnessed pnd
controlled as a motive force as steam ha3
Tin re's a new purple p!um color in
Stuffed liinin will ornnmeut fall and
Lyons silk will figure largely iu tho
Pendent tulips are among the pretty
flower fringes for ball dresses.
The fall bonnet will be lost sight of
in tho profusion of its ornaments,
Somo of tho now French ribbons are
Btriped with satin on a shot silk ground.
A great many black silk suits are be
ing made, ns these nre staple suits, and
remain in favor no matter what novel
ties are introduced later.
Tho simplest gingham dress has its
Japanese fun of the gay hues of the
plaid, and the Lisle-thread Btcckings are
flecked or striped in similar tint'1.
The prettiest dresses in tho world at
the seaside nro neat, simple walking
dresses, of white opera Annuel, or twill
ed cnHhmcro. The first nro tho most
suitable, becaupe they are less expen
sive and clean with more ease. They
nre really lovely for young girls with
soft shade hats, turned up nud orna
mented with a bunch of crenm and red
roses, and a scarf of silk muslin, with
The new silks to be woru during the
early autumn and wiuter, says Harper's
Bazar, aro brocaded stripes of t vo or
throe contrasting colors, and also small
arniuro figures sot in precise rows.
Many of the armnre silks are partly vel
vet, while others nre plush, the figures
being a long raised pile on a silk or net
in grennd of the samo color. This is
especially hnudsomo in bluek, pruuo,
gray and quaint blue shnden.
Fortifying the Treasury.
The work of fortifying tho Sub treas
ury buildings, on Wall, Nassau nnd Pine
streets, New York city, against possible
attacks in cuso of riot, goes ou rapidly.
The wiudows of the basement aud first
floor nre being protected by steel bar
gratings one and u half inches in diame
ter, nino feet long at tho lower aud
eleven feet long ut tho first floor win
dows, completely covering tho same
froni casing to casing. Each upright bar
i pointed at tho top; seventeen up
liglttsare fastened to each of the base
ment windows and held iu place by four
crops bars Five cross bars hold in po
sition twenty-ono upright.! on each first
floor window. Tho cross burs measure
three iuchrs, nnd nre ono irch thick.
Fifty-two windows in Mm building are
thus prott cted. E-ich c f t'".e erosis ban
weighs 1C0 pounds, f gregnting 25,000
ponuds, nud the uprights avcrnge tif
teou pounds to tho foot, making a total
weight of over 100,0,09 ponnds of highly
tempered steel, strong euotigVi to resist
any attempt at removal. This grating,
when complete, will not ouly give pro
tection from without, but allow the wiu
dows to remain open for ventilation. An
additional quarter inch steel plato is to
be i ffixe.l to tho prcai nt iron thutters,
which are to be pierced for rifles. Tho
loopholes aro to bo protected by cover
ings of steol. The riflemen, thus pro
tected by tho shutters, ran sweep the
streets from the north, west nnd south
sides of tho edifice, they being coucealod
iu a bullet proof fortification. Besides
tho loopholes for rifles, arrangements
have beeu perfected for throwing hand
grenades ot a mob from the windows
under tho eaves of the roof, without ex
posing the throwers to any danger from
tho house tops opposite.
The architect of tho treabury depart
ment has added another novel feature
of defense. To repel an attack which
might be made ou tho treasury building
from the roof a of the assay office or the
adjoining buildings owned by the gov
ernment on Tino street, there will be
three steel turrets built on tho roof of
the treasury, in whicn will be mounted
Gatling guns, which will have a clear
sweep of every house-top within range.
It mist bo remembered that from 8150,
C00.000 to 8200,000,000 are constantly in
tho vaults of the (ub-trcasnry; hence
the precautions taken by the authorities
for tho nttnoat safety of this vaft treas
ure. llawkeje's Replies.
'Grrad'Ycm grieve thnt your pas
sions are so strong do yon? All right,
mix in a little of your morals, which ore
weak enough to thin thera down.
'Little Buttercup' wrtet: now can
I mend a crystal goblet that has got a
hole punched through its side? ion
can't repair it permanently, but if yon
stick your thumb iu the holo when yon
are using tho goblet, it will answer for
all practical purposes.
'Mary Ann' says she is 'a weary,' and
oomulains that 'womau's work goes on
forever.' So it does, and we aro glad
of it. Bat that doesn't affect yon. Bless
your soul, you don't go on forever: you
don't have all the work to do, not even
while you live, Man s work goes on
forever, too, wo hope, but that doesn't
fret ns a particle. Wo aren't going to
stay here and do it all. Wees you, no,
wo aren t goiug to do onr own any
longer than wo havo to. Brace up,
Maty Ann, and don't you fret, about the
work thnt 'goes on forever.' Yon re not
goiog on with your work more than
forty or fifty years longer, M try Ann,
and don't yon forget it.
Care not so much what vonr father
was, but what your son will be.
A Burlng Horsewoman.
A correspondi'iit on the frontier gives
us a bketch of a .taring equestrian feat
of an Iowa girl. Ho writes: On Tues
day last a scout from Fort Steele came
up with dispatches for a surveying
party aay abwvo us in the Medicine
Bow Mountains. Being nu old friend
and chum of Jim Adams, tho guide, the
latter saddled a broncho to accompany
him a few miles junt for a chat. Jim's
favorite horso was picketed in the grass
near camp, and Miss Maggie Foreman
remarked to her sister who is the wife
of Mr. Adams' brother that the horso
was euoli a handsome one sho bad a
great desire to take a ride ou him, Her
sister ropliod that she had often taken a
gallop on tho animsl, nud that he was
perfectly rafo. Tho horse was brought
iu, and tho writer saddled hi in and as
sisted Mivn Foreman to mount. She
galloped around the camp for awhile
ou.l was about to dismount, when a shot
was heard about 50 ) yards up the river,
and a moment later nn enormous black
elk came dashing out cf n ravine, with
Jim a short distance behind in full
chase. Tho elk was wounded, bul; yet
able to ru?) at great speed. Tho writer,
in sport ouly, never dreaming sho would
undertake it, handed Mit;n Foreman a
largo army Colt's revolver, and told her
to go and help catch tho enormous ani
mal. Miss Foreman took the weapon
and started toward the elk, which was
but a short distauco away at that mo
ment. And now began au exciting
chaso. The horso was thoroughly
trained for such work by Mr. Adams,
aud as soon as started upon the trail,
dashed forward with frightful speed.
Adams urged his horso forward in a
vain endeavor to overtake her, but tho
little broncho which ho bt t-trodo was no
match for his own favorito steed. Tho
elk started for the month of a canon,
about a mile diatnut, throngh which it
could reach the higher mountains. We
felt greatly alarmed for Miss Foreman's
safety, believing that iu the exeituneut
of the chase her horso had becorao un
manageable, until she was seen to fire
tho revol rr nt the elk, nnd then we
knew that she wus after meat. Two,
three, four shots were tired, and yet the
speed of the elk was not lossenod; but
at the fifth shot it was observed to wa
ver, ptaggr, auit in a moment lau
heavily to the ground. Then Miss Fore-
mnu was secu to halt nud nre another
shot into tlv animal us it lay struggling
near the horse t ii o.
We hitched up a wngou aiul drove to
the hccuo, whero w.; f intnl Adams set
ting upon tho body of too fallen mou-
nrch of the mountains, whilo Miss Fore
man, flushed nnd trutuphaut, Ftood
near. When we praifed her dnriug,
Adams said: 'These Iowa girls are bus
iness every time. I'm from Iowa my
self, and I know a few of em; lint she
can't pack off :;1! praise, for there nin't
mother horso in tho monutaius could
have hugged up to that elk like Billy
d;o; eh, old boy?' And ho caressed tho
ucblo auimul in a very affectionate man
ner. Wo had no facilities for weighing
tho auinu.l, but Jim say.s it will crowd
900 or 1,000 pounds very closely. A
number of Yuma Jack's band of Yute
Indians, who were camped near, nud
who witnessed the chase, crowded
around and gazed upou tho heroite
wilh stares of amazement, one of tiiem
remarking: 'White squaw heap brave-
ride all sumo like wiud in storm.'
Read This, (ilrK
Learn to dura stockings neatly, and
see that your own are iu order. Dou't let
a button be off your shoe a miuute longer
than ueoessary. It. takes just about a min
ute to sew on on, aud oh, how much neat
er a foot looks iu a trimly buttoned boot
thnn it does in a lop sided affair, with
half tho buttons off. Every girl should
learn to mako the simple articles of
clothing; aud wo know a little girl of
seven who conl 1 do all of this nud also
make tho whole of n blue calico dress
for herself, sud piece a largo5 bi d quilt,
She was not nn overtaxed child either,
but a merry, romping, indulged, only
daughter. But the w.vi 'smtirt,' uud she
lid not die young either. Indeed we
have seldom known children 'too smart
to live. Very few ever die of that com
plaint, whatever their grandmothers
may think. So never bo afraid a bit
of overdoing tho business. Help all
you can, and Mndy over the business
daily. Oaco get in the habit of looking
over your things, uud jotl will liko it
wonderfully. You will have the indor-en.
dent feeling that you need not wuit for
any cue's eon vett'onee in repniring and
making, but that, you can bo before
hand with all snch matters. Tlio reli.f
to your weary mother will be more than
you can estimate.
The sad result of acting under tho in
fluence of a quick tmper is ree nded in
Chicago, where Solomon Semi, partner
of tho largo iron founders Sehillo, Koss
man A Senn, quarreled with his fore
man, Conrad Eugloman, alwut a easting,
and being given the lie drew a revolver
and shot the man dead, and then at
tempted to blow his own brains nnt, be
iug frustrated in whie'i, be retired to his
private c fll e and cut his 11: rent with a
knife. Both men were sober, aud fath
ers of families.
Wm. B. Michael, of Perry mnnsville,
M I., died from the effects of onk poison
comuiuuicatod six weeks previously.
ITEMS OF (iF.XKKAL INTEREST.
S:iu Antonio, Texan, keeps up flrst
clnss publio schools.
Tho dentist makes almost as much
money per noher as the- farmer.
During a remarkably heavy rain iu
Cincinnati 1.10 inohes of water fell in
Six'y five persons were poisoned ul
Scarle, Ala., a few days since, by eating
ice cream that had beeu prepared iu a
By a railway accident at Frederick
ton, Ohio, over twelve hundred bushels
of grain were scattered in a swamp be
side the tru:k.
A Western paper Buys of the loss of a
vessel: 'The captain swam abhore, so
did the chuuibermuid ; sho was insured
for ?15,000, and loaded with iron.'
It may bo that tho simple-minded
farmer has no selfish design in telling
tho tourist thnt fish will bito ouly at
potato-bugs, and iu kindly offering to
let tho disciple of Walton go into the
potato patch r.ud get nil the bait be
Tho bonanzas which have been devel
oped in the Black Hills up to the pres
ent time lie iu a belt extending through
hills and gulches for a distance of about
two miles. The belt is a vein whioli is
about 100 feet in width but varies very
The house of Jines Buckingham, in
Milford, Conu., was struck by lightning
and was somewhat damaged. Tho most
remarkable circunistaneo iu connectiou
with it is that Mrs. Buckingham, who
has been deranged for several yenrs.had
her reason completely restored by the
A report from Deal's island says that
a child died there one day last week
from the effects of mosquito bites. The
mother left it asle.ep nud on returning
found it literally covered with the iu-
socts. Its death followed immediately.
Smoke has to bo kept about stables
there to prevent horses nnd cattle being
A novelty at the Berlin exhibition is
nn electrical railway with three carriages
and capable of carrying twenty passen
gers. Tho road is 1120 yards long, and
trains rnu foven miles nu htur. Do
prez will have nt tho coming seieutifln
exhibition at Pans a t m.'ll tram worked
by twelve Btmspu cells, and hopes to be
able to work au aerial propeller by his
Mr. Gladatoue, rpenkuig at the open
ing of tho art exh.bi'i'iii at Clieiter,
said that when America learned to trust
entirely to ht r otiu splenjlid natural
resources, the great geuius other people
aud their marvelous proficiency iu tho
adaptation of labor-saving appliances,
in which she was at the head of the
world, she would be a formidable com
petitor with tho English manufacturer-).
Edwin Forrest, driven by John Mur
phy, made tho fastest time that wss
ever made in the world by a trotter on
the three-quarters t raokou Mr. Bonner's
fatui, near Tarrytown. The first quar
ter w;'H madt! in o2, the hulf iu 1:( 5J,
the tbree riiitirlets in 1:!?8, and the full
mile iu 2:11 J. Three watches wereheld
ou him; the fastest made the mile in
2:111, and tho plowest in 2:12, conse
quently the timo according to rule is
Some Utihermon caught a horse-mackerel
at Mimingnsh, Prince E'.lwnrd
isluud, with n cod-book. They then
paid out lino until they were able to
weigh nuchor, when the horse-mackerel
started for the south nt the rate of sev
enteen miles nu hour, with the boat iu
tow. At the end of three milen ho bo
came exhausted, and tho bout's erew
succeeded iu towing h'ni ashore. This
fish measured nine feet nine inches in
length, and his girth was six feet flvo
Mr. F. B. Carpenter has just finished
a nearly full-length porra;t of Dr.
Crawford W. Long, lateof Athens, (la.,
who used ether to destroy pain in surgi
cal operations March 1)0, 1S12, nearly
threo years boforo nn:ce Wells, of
Hartford, Coun., discovered that nitrous
oxide gas was also nn tVectivo agent to
produce a similar result, and more than
six years before Sir James Y. Simpson,
of E liuburgh, demonstrated thnt chlo
roform was as effective. The p;clnre is
to be placed in the enpitol nt Atlanta.
The vital statistics of tho couutry
phow the following number of bales of
cotton raised iu tho Southern States
during the yearn from lb0 to IhTH, re
spectively: t :i.-i2,'U7, 2,97l,:ill, a.aio,
508, UTiytSH. :i,N:J2.!W, 1,009,288,
1.-IS5. 12.1, 4,811,423, 5,200,000; hogs
heads of sugar: 111. NSI, 128. -Ml, 108,
C20, 89. 198, llt;,sr.7, 111,110, 109,3:11,
127,753, 212,000; pounds of tohaooo:
3S5,OO0,000, 42l'.,OCO,0OO, 480,000,000,
500,000,000, 315,000,000, 522. 000,000,
535,000,010, 500,000,000, 572,0U0,UU0.
Mitcholl Jefferson, a young farmer
who had been separated from his wife,
visited her reoently nt Sjottsville, Va.
His mother-in-law, in her enmity against
him, perpuaded her daughter to get biiu
ont of the way, and gave her poison to
put in his coITec. She gave him tho
drugged enp uud lift the room, lie
took a spoonful, but not lilting the taste,
poured it back into tho coffee pot. After
ho li td left tho niotber-iu-lnw drank tho
coffee, was tukeu sick and died. J IVr
son was exonerated from blame by tho
coroM r's jury.