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BEST OF MARBLE.
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uu eai.ru iucrj. ill' tin III Uer,
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F1TTSB0K0. N. C.
H. A. LONDON, Jr..
Attorney at Law,
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riTTsiioiur, y. v.
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H.A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
FITT8B0KO', N. C.
Attorney at Law,
PITTSBOEO', . C,
drastic In th. Conrl. or Cbalham, Hara.U,
Moor aad Oia.i., aad in tb Buprem aaa rmiarai
rr lor lloyLaml.
Ilo! Allabrard! A traveler
Hi'lx f-Hil fiom Uaby-'and !
li. fore my even tuoro oomvb a blur.
Hut "till I kiat my hand,
And try to miilc ax oft ho got-s,
My boniiy, wlumimo bo 1
Vi', bun vobko! Oud only known
ll:nv imiii-u I wi:ii tl.fi Joy.
Oh, ttll nil-, Imvo yo heard of bim ?
lb) uulu it railor'a hal
All ilvtr-cinlvd roiiu I Uiu bum,
Au;i- ittrniiKfT o'en than thai
A wiimlrmirt flit of imvj-lilue,
With poeln.U d'cp Mid ide ,
Oil, toll nit', hailuri), tull meliuf,
How f.nuH ho on tho tide V
Wo've i:mv no baby iu tbolioiii O ;
Ta but thin very mom
Ii dolled bix ilnuity 'bioidiirud tlouno,
Whh tltirtx of Hiinny lawn ;
And Hhook a uiaas of ei'.ktu eurlt)
Fr-Jin off hi.; runny brow j
Tliny frut'.Kil him Vo hko a (jirlV !
M.iunii ". can bay;' thoui noiv.'
Ilo owuid abiai'd utw puukclbooli,
l'.tit llinl bo could not 11 i d ;
A Kuifu and ntiiuy nau all 1." toc-U ;
AVnat did ho loavu b. Inn l
A heap of liliiclia with lotivrri guv.
And hero and there a toy ;
I cauuot pick thorn up to day,
Jly lieai't in w;th my boy.
Ho ! Ship ahoy ! At lloj hood'ii town
Ctivl anchor etrony aud doip !
W hat ! tears upon thia little gowu
Lift for Dininuia to koop ?
Weep not, but nmiloj for throngb tho air
A uierry luessago rings :
'Jut atll it to .the rag-uiau there !
Fve done wita baby things !'
A WIFE'S SALVATION.
cony, prttilv furuwlieil nittiugr
r(Kra; Hingiuj; binU iu gil.loJ ougen, i
Ihimn Au;;oru cat cu the vi lvet rug bo
fore tbi- Hru.ii wine louk'tig imu Htrett'ltL-d
luzilvuu tliollowiug ckirtti of a jirotty
woman e pri-tty urt'KH. Truly :t Nuect
.louK'Ktio pictiiro. Jiiit Htoiil Htirolv
tbut in h fr.iwu bitwecu tlio.io tuvttilv
urchnl brows, and tbe full swell of tho
nuiltr lip it vt'tv ruiii'h liko n ti.mt
u ?, iih I livo, tbore uro two grput tears
ou Iht: long, Muok IiihLi-oI And uow dbo
breaks out iu & lorreut of itn1:il.
'The siiino tirofiome tliinns ilny nfter
!ny firnt breiikfiiht, then kisi Oburliu
giHul-l.yi", then directions to look for Ibe
six o'eloek diuuer, ninl ii'terlbut needle-work--lmw
1 bate ill or eiilln niivlo or
received, iu whii li imii it; (rented 1.) n full
urciiimt of Mm. Ulnnh's cxlnivutrmiui'.
of Mis lloiiiton'h flirtiitioiis, of tlmt
lun-ti-1 Col. fit. Cyre, 'so awfully fust,
my di nr, and HodintreiHing'v good-look-iug.
JIow tired I inn nf it nil I Aud
there in Churl:,., Who would bv be
b' ved be eould have eliungi'd ro in no
tliiut it linn ' Ilo no loug'. r ooreH for
bull, tl i nter iti'm in, liul dims dressiuK
goiiu, hiiin'tiiig -.p nti-T nIiiii rn directly
he bni kvmiIIi.wi'iI In dinner, lights Ibid
IHillell.llu, mid i!ll'H(H Ibu
i vrii'iii; I '.ii.ii.l it new "I'll it (uvelnjied
in niiolici e..u,i, dent! I ii8b I
I. ml iml bi i u .li iuit,i hin'li ii btiny to
re! ftiwi i n-.l. '(lb, Kntiwiiy, Uijon,' mid
with Ii.tnIii iciod foot xhe thriiNtH tho
li ill liij; mg frntii her.
A rn i t the door, nud to her nbnrp
'C.niie in' ii servant n'pems, beariug a
curd. M.uIiim IooIim, HuslicH, bays, 'I
will bo down iin etlv, nud flios to her
ilrcNhinirrooiii, biusheH her flushed
ebeel.s with tho eniling nowJor puff,
pntH tlui brown waves of her hnir with
two prillv diiupled huuiln, glances nt
hen elf iu I begins, unities, and descoudu
to lbe drawing room.
A bill, geiitlemituly-lookirjg man rises
and eomts forward us b!io outers.
That is nil ho enys, but the tono nud
tho manner are most iniprefjbivo, aud
thrills through tho heart of tho wifea.3
Cunrlio's words aud tones used to before
ho took to neglecting her for dressing
gowns.cleepy hollows and meerschaums.
Well, they talk of the weather.thelast
new opera, etc., etc. Common pi nee
subjects enough. But why should his
fyes cause her's to waver nud droop,
glud to hheUer themselves behind the
white lids? Why, at parting, is tho little
whito hand so hastily withdrawn from
the elotio, warm pressure of his? Why,
nfter he has goue, does sho gaze so ten
derly nt tho baud sho bad bo hastily
withdrawn, raise it nlmopt to her lips?
and then suddenly let it drop to her sidvf
vfhj? lean tell yo that. Hhe loves
her husband with her whole, warm,
passionate heart. Aud for a year and
more she lias been living ou husks, Ilo
considers bis whole duly done when tho
table is bountifully supplied, tbe wife
well dressed, and ho dot's not waver iu
Iiim nllcpiauoo to her. ronmmninii Iihm
dimmed the hritrht luster of bis love,
and this old admirer, wlm she gladly
threw over for Charlie, Is welcome to
day, for the sake of (lie ripple be uiuaes
ou tins dead sea monotony, down which
she in slowly di il'titig. Aud bis iyts
cms 'h her's to ilrp,Aiiil his baud pres
Hire cmiies Iter beurl to throb, lu'caimo
there is love in the eyes aud tenderness
in the hand pressure.
Hhe stands there, iu the center of that
pretty room, with a white, white face,
aud a wild, frightened look iu the sweet,
blue eyes, tbeu bursts into a passionate
flood of teat, throws herself ou the
Dearest chair, drop her face in her
hands, aud her bauds on tho table before
her. rive ten fifteen minutes pass.
The fobs grow fainter and faiu'er. At
h-ngtli silcnee T igtis, save for uu ojea
slounl cuirp from the caunrirs and tho
ticking of tho pretty Freucu cli ck ou
the muutel. A rap at the door arouses
her, aud James outers with n cluster of
violets. Thero is no card nothing to
tell frrnu whom they came; but f-ho
kuu'-vt; i,idy too we'd. Slio Lkena them to
t'.wful blue eyes, and kinscs Ihtm ten
derly, pityingly, mid thtu !'rutrt Ih.-m
huniodly inlo t!:o open drawer of thj
table, clot-eft it nud turns to greet her
husband, whoso tdep Lad num-uueed bis
A moniout later sho id excessively pro
voke 1 at herself for tliriu;ting Iho violets
out of aight. Why did she do it?
Better not say n'.n thing about tho'a.
Aud should sho speck of Kay's visit?
Yes, she would surely tell that but not
uow ufter dinner. Chnrlw was always
jmt a Iriflo impatient orocs wheu ho
was hungry. Bbo would wait till after
dinner. I!ut before the doserk n-. s
brought on, while she was ea!in? her
salad, her hmdmud asked to bo excused.
Thero was a most i; U'roptiiiK article
iu tho Fvi.ninn Spout tr ou the Chinoso
question, which ho hud commenced in
tho omnibu t ou his wny homo, and be
cume deeply interested in.
And off ho went, and when t ho d:in'y
cup enstai-'lfi, fragrant mocha nud Ins
cious fruit were brought in, thero was
a troublesome lump iu Iho white throat
aud a suspicious moibtnro iu the bine
eyes of the wife, nud the cunfnrd wis
trifled with for n moment, and a spoon
fill or two of the mocha swallowed, for
were not the watchful eyes of '.Teenies'
upon her? Aud then ehe hastened from
tho room, her mind fully made up. She
would go to Ciiarlio, toll him everything
--just now bue missed tno old can'tmes
and delicate little utteutiunu, how lomv
soko it was to bit there, uhrhfc after
night, ptiziug at tho In-ck of hi t iiwt
paper or nt the top of his bh'ek brown
head, as it peeped above the top of the
paper. Sho would fell him of ljiv'a
visit, and about the bidden flowers, and
with Ibis resolve in hot he.-yt sho opened
tho door of tho sitting-room.
'Charlie, dear,' she wouM not givo
hernulf n moment for fear her courage
might full 'CUailio, dear, will you put
your paper aside a moment? I wnut to
tell you somothiug.'
'Now, Lou, don't Lother mo. I never
was more interested iu xr.y life. liy jiu-
Ki this Ivlluir w-ritou wall. Wliorn'N 1,0-
hu, or Jlijott? What is tho uso of our
having pets if you never notice thorn.
Now, sit down, that'B a good girl, nud
dross L Aix np in pink ribbons or some
thing. You ought to be fond of that
confounded cat; it cost enough.'
Iow quickly the moisture leaves lbe
blue t.Vi'sI Whi't a Midden, firm tight
ening there is of tho pretty rod iipn,
aud what a hard, cold heart this other's
luiH suddenly become! Aud the tempter
whispers in her heart: 'Not no would
JViy H.-miugtou have looked or spoken.'
And Cnnrles Thorutou, Ei., returns
to bis paper with a most self-satisfied
Au hour later he throws dowu the
ftpou'ir, aud asks wbnt it is she baa to
say to him.
'I really have forgotten. It was of no
Take caro, Charles TuorutonI Your
wife's first falsehood. Whoisfo blamo
for it? Aud to phnt will it lend 1
Three months later. Kay H.'iiiiugtou
and Mr.. Thorutou have met many
times siuen that sad duv ou which be
sent her the violets. They have lunch
ed together, rode together and attended
tho matinees together, nud to-night it ie
all arranged that she will le ive her hus
band's protection fur that of Hy.
Is she happy at tho thought of leaving
her btmbnud's home? Happy? No!
wretchedly uuhnppT. But that which
seemed only n slight grievance nt flt.-t
has become urw an unhappiueHH loo
great to bo borne.
Of course she c nitbled her M-nrows to
Ray, nnd bin indignation was hiKnso.
Of course, nil this only made her lot
seem tho harder. Aud now she is going
to escape from it all. Rut the treacher
ous little heart iu her bosom, that she
had thought so oolil nnd dead toCharlie,
uow begins to plead for him.
How bo haunted the corridor outside
her bod-room door that time when she
was so ill, and he was forbidden to en
ter. And when nt last she wan well
enough to see him, bow shucked she was
at the alteration iu that dear face. Why,
it was woru as thiu and white ixn her
own, nud when she 'Irst saw her owu
fuoo iu the glusx, the great hollows iu
the pale cheeks ha iihii! to praise for
their plumpness ni.d bloom, nud saw iu
place of tho luxuriant brown trtsses he
was so fond of, tho boy's shock of curly
brown hnir, nnd threw horself, weepiug,
ou her pillow, sobbing; how con I I he
could bo love her now? How tenderly
ho took her iu bis arms, laid her head
ou his breast, nud kissed tlie shorn leeks
aud sunken cheeks. Aud though she
lived to be old and gray, could she ever
forgot his words?
'My dear one, my wife, 1 am ao thauk
ful that I hold you here on this heart,
where at one time I feared you never
wonld rest again. I love yon, my dar
ling, for youreelf, your warm heart.
your pure sou), not for the bloom that
can fade or the bonny brown tresses j
that are goue.' I
Ah! with a Midden hl.urp e telling of
the breath. CjuU nr.y other uiau ever
be the samo to her as Charlie ' Oh! she
must not thiuk of this.
What in this? A bracelet lognvo her
on tho fir ;t anuivcrsniy of thor marriage,
', r-hn cannot take tl'nt. Aid her wed
ding ring! Yen, that uoisl In li ft with
tli" vest. Oh! she hud not Jrenined it
would be R bar! to part wit'.i th( old
lovo (okenH. Even too ilesiii( d Lelia
caught up nud kissed nud cri I over.
And what was she ubont to do? Yes,
she was actually going to kiss the littlo
white lidy on tho back of tie shu py
hollow where Charlie's bead role I every
uiglit while be read Iho Sioner.
When Chirlio returns to hn dcerted
lioino (he left for Washiugtortlint morn
ing; wuui win ne RHy vui no care
vory much f
llarkl Cue twe three- she eouuls
the uiue. Tuen tho stnikes ce u;e.
I ho hour Iml como. Hhe starts for
tho door, stopi, with her baud pressed
to her heart, glials wildly mound, nud
dashes out bliudly into th uiglit. A
tall lorra is f,tandins nt tho .'oat of the
steps; it is I;iy. Ho drnwi tho little
euMhand through his nrra. I'luy turn
the corner, n carriage is waitiug, tho
fltepfl nre down, tbe wifo jas entered,
it'iy is about to follow, whet ahl great
beavonl what is this? JDr husband
stunds before biiu. There s the flash
aud report f a pistol, nnd Hay Kemiug
tou fal's, Hhe r.hrieks wildlr, sjiriugiug
from the carriage, nud awofces.
Yes, thank Clod! nivaLes tc And it all
Hhe w w iu her own dear littlo sitting
room. There is the dear old sleepy
hollow, aud there is Lelia, tho fluffy
Angora cat, ou tho rug by the Ure. Bi
pii there, too, with bis funcy little gog
gle yes, nnd funny little fink tongue
lolling tuit, and what is this? A card
Raymond Kjmiugtou's. dho remem
bers now ho did call, and ho had the
impertinence to show by his look aud
tone that he still enred for her.
She rings tho bell violently.
'James, iu future when Mr. Roming
tou culls I am not at home.'
She Thought So.
Wlieu Mrs, Cordelia Lintstone enter
ed the court-room from tho corridor,
leaning heavily on Bijah's left arm nnd
holding up her calico train, sho plightly
resembled tho picturo of Lndy Jane
Gray. She took her sitnatiou iu frout
of the desk, bowed vAry 0 v to his
honor and led off witn:
'I deny the charge aud appeal the
'Yes just so all right,' mumbled his
honor, ns he looked over tho papers.
'The charge is disturbing the peace. The
ollicer in tho case'
'I deny that there was nuy ofli.?er iu
tho case, aud 1 nppcal to ihe supremo
court,' she interrupted.
'You wero urrested by aa officer and
brought iu heie, aud he arrested you as
you stosd at the foot of n flight of stairs
ou C'jngreHS street, waving a hoe-handle
aud daring somo one to como dowu.
That's ns plaiu as pootry aud as evident
as the motion of a griudbtone.'
I deny thn griudstono and appeal the
case,' she calmly nuswered, ftcling iu
her pocket for gum.
Tour men, seven boys, a dog nnd n
Chinaman were crowded around you and
eucourngiug you to mash some one,'
continued tho court, 'and you were
very boisterous whon asked to step
lown hero and occupy a front bedroom
for the night. I shall flue von Ave
'I deny tho line and demand a jury.'
'Will you pay the cash or go to tho
house of correction ?'
'1 demand ft lawyer."
'I aik if you will pay ?'
'I demand two lawyers.'
Mrs. Liugstono, you will eat dinner
in tho house of correction, and if they
don't have watermelon for dessert you
can't blame me. Please retire.'
it has turned out just ns I thought
it would,' she remarked as she took the
pi id of gum from her mouth for a mo
ment, nud with a most respectful bow
she re-entered tho corridor and kicked
an empty caudle box sky high, Detroit
Are Our Tine Korel Doomed!
A correspondent who had beeu jour
neying along the Atlantic Coast States
writes : It is the immense waste of
timber, more than its legitimate use,
that is so rapidly destroying tho forests
of long-leaf pine from the Potomac to
the Mississippi ; for upon all the streams
that enter the sea between those poiuts,
and upon nil their tributaries where a
log cau float, the water is beariug away
logs or lumber, nnd tbe land, once de
nuded of its natural growth, will not
produce that growth again, for the
young piues, where they do start, are
soon destroyed by lire ; aud besides
that, thero appears to be a natural ton-
demy in nil piuo forests, whon cleared
of the first growth, to produco oaks in
stead of piues if left untouched, or else
to produce only grass or palmetto scrub
among the scattering trees which were
too small or defective wheu tho loggers
carried away the largest, handsomest and
most valuable tree".
There is more gambling this summer
at Ling Branch than nt any ofher entn
X I ml) Li clni ei 'si L'xperlenre.
Following is an extract from Anna
Dickiusen's new book, 'A II iggtd Rjgis
Tho noit cci'sm when f halted at -
I was 'in lime,' was settled, vus array
ed, was pc"i:!atiiig ou tho uudioiieo,
mid, lamenting the fougliH and colds
that would bo tukeu by it out of the
mud aud slusli of Iho stn etn and sleet
of tho i'.v, wondering why uoue of the
committee appeared. Two did appear.
Was I ready? Yes, I wis roa.ly. Had
I rubbers on? Yea, f had bandals; thoy
were hiiflioient to cross to the carriage,
Door opened. Blaik night. Aukle
ueep slop. Uriviug storm. No car
riage. Where was tho c.irriago? They
had no carriage1. Did I wantons? Yes,
I certainly did want one. I always
watded one, and tho comraittoo always
brought one. Couldn't I do without
it. I jiiTjrnt d it on any night, and I
nrnl'd it ou thin night. Private ooufer-
eneo in the corner. Etit. Delay.
Transit to hall. Speech made. Desire
to re urn to hotel and supper. Fresh
delay. 'Mr. T. aud his wife Mr. T. is
one of our members took the carriage
homo ; thought they'd got thero aud
have it sent back before you gut through
baud shaking and wero ready.
Carriage arrives. l'vo youug men
follow the uuhnppy speukor into its
depths: The president, tho vice-presi
dent, the secretary, tho treasurer, pri
The vice president is put down nt hi
door. Tho distinguished member is put
dowu nt hi door. The carriage veers
out of tho route to the hotel to put tho
secretary dowu at i door. Tho presi
dent aud treasurer came with the
speaker to h r destination, Laud her a
roll of bilN, rem ninl tho vehicle, nud
disappear through tho night, supposably
to th it doors.
She I, tho speaker counts Iut roll
of bills and Iluds her luo short twn
dollars, la the morning sees tho treus-
mrer; regrets, but prenumes a 'probable
oversight.' 'Not, nt all. No oversight
at nil. It's all right.' 'flow all
right?' 'Cf rtainly; we paid ton dollars
for the eirriago.' After which thero is
itianif-iBtly no further cill for words, nud
'I nm thankful I have got my hat back
from this congregation.'
A ('ent"iinrinti Who Never I'oeaeil One
Kinder I'erUHon, the oldest man iu
Indiana, died a few day biucn at the
groat ugo of uuo .'luudroil in,,1 eight.
no was boru iu Montgomery coituty,
Virginia, in 1771. lie camo from n
long-lived family. His mother died at
tbe age of ouo hundred and soveu. He
served through tho entire war of lsi'2,
and for over sixty years had drawn a
pension. Ho was eccentric in many
ways. Hn never brooded over trouble,
real or imaginary, but accepted what
ever fell to his lot with apparent satis.
faction. He never at any ouo time p s-
sessed mor'! than ouo hundred dollars'
worth of property, yet uever lacked for
the necessaries of life, lie never ebj iy
ed or endured an idlu moment. Pur
several mouths before uud up to the
time of his death hu slept under a
feather-bed wrapped up head and ears,
no matter how hot tho weather, and
seemed to suffer wheu a cold draught of
air p:vse,l over him. Ho elnved regu
larly, and was very particular aud clean
ly about his person. Ho was a mode
rate drinker all his life, aud never be
longed tu any church until he was
seventy years of ago, when he joined
the Methodist Episcopal Chinch.
A Veiiyeful Boj.
Thu Silver Ref (Oal. Min-r states
that John Pickering, Piute c unity, gave
a whipping to ouo of his sous, a boy,
aged nbout twelve yoirs. The boy
turned upon his father, nud told him
that that was the last time that he would
submit to a eliiistisemeiit, aud that bo
would leave heme never to return. Next
morning the boy got up and sent his
younger brother to ho pasture for tho
calves. His father was yet iu bed asleep.
The youth slipped on bis father's shoes,
walked out into tho road through tho
dust, so as to make a mail's track, then
went back to tho house, took his father's
pistol, uud, making a rest of the back of
a chair, shot him through Iho heart.
The parricide then went to Jim Mar
shall's ranch, about Ave miles distant,
aud told Marshall that John T. Mathias,
the stage driver, had shot aud killed
his father. Subsequently, the boy be
came frightened, aud coufessed his
An I'nilei'grounil Stream.
Last week a negro, while digging a
well ou Mr. John Walter's plaoe near
Albany, (la., began nuddenly yelling
cut at the top of his voioo for the buck
et to be let down, which was quickly
done, and the darkey was drawn up to
the top of the well, trembling and pant
ing, with eyes as whito as cotton, and
big as sauoera. Investigation revealed
a swift underground stream, rushing
aloug underneath the spot where the
negro had beeu digging. Thero was
only a thin crust of earth between the
negro aud the stream, and it suddenly
began to give way. The darkey oould
see aud hear tho water rushing below
him. Ho escaped without iujuiy, but
bis tools sank iu tho water and were
S ( is a nervo state, whether the
pari sli iiug bo the brain, or certain
parts of Ihut organ, the muscular sys.
lent, or the viscera. The mollifications
which take place in tho vessels supply
ing Ihe orgiu or system (hut sleep I ure
the effects or consequences, instead of
tho causcH of its condition. Habit
greatly helps tho performance of tho
initial act; nud the cultivation of a habit
of going to sleep in a particular way,
nt a particular time, will do more to
procure regular nud healthy sleep than
any other nrtilioe. Tho formatiou of
the habit, is, in fact, the creation or
development of a special center or
combination iu the nervous system,
which will houceforward produ se sleep
as a natural rhythmical process. If this
wero more generally recognized, persons
who suffer from sleeplessness of the sort
which consists in being simply 'unable
to go to bleep' would set themselves
resolutely to form tuch a habit. It is
necessary that tho training should be
specific, nud include attention to details.
It is not very important irhal a person
doe. with tho iutontioti of going to
sleep; but ho should do prftoisely the
same thing in the snmi war, at the same
time, aud under ai nearly as possible
the same conditions, night after night
for a oonsidorablo period lay, three or
four weeks at lenst. Tho result will
nniply reward the effort.
Position effects sleep. A constrained
or uncomfortable pontine will ofteu
prevent repose. Lying flat ou the back
with tho limbs relaxed would seem to
secure the greatect amount of rest for
the muscular system. This is tho po
sition aseumed in the most exhuustiug
diseases, nnd it is generally hailed as
a tolieu of revival wheu a patient vol
untarily trims on tho side; but there ure
several disadvantages iu tbe supine
po.ituro which impair or embarrass
sleep. Thus, in weakly stales of the
heart nud blooiuveseols, and iu certain
morbid conditions of the brain, tho
blood HoeruH to gravit-i to to tho buck of
the head, aud to produse troublesome
dreams. Iu persons who habitually, iu
their gait or work, stoop, there is prob
ably some distress consequent ou
straightening the spine. Those who have
coutmcted chests, especially persons
who have had pleurisy nud retain ndhe-
sious of tho lungs, do not sleep will ou
tho buck. Nearly nil who nre inclined
to suoro do so when in that position,
In c nine the soft palate nud inula huep
-ii the tongue, and that ergnu falls back
so as to partially close ihe top of the
windpipe. It is better, therefore, to
lie on the side; nud in tho absence of
special chest disease, rendering it desira
ble to lie ou the wenk side so as to leave
the healthy lung free to expand, it is
well to choose tho right side, because
when tho body is thus placed the food
gravitates more easily out of tho stom
ach into the intesiiues, and the weight
of the liver dees not compresH theupper
portion of the intestines. A glance nt
my plutn of the visceral anatomy will
show bow this must be. Many persons
are deaf in one cur, and prefer t.i lie on
a particular side; but, if possible, the
right side thould be chosen, and the
body rolled a littlo forward, so that any
saliva which may bo scented shall run
nsily nut of bin mouth, if not uncon
sciously swallowed. Ag.Jn, sleeping
with the arniK thrown over the head is
to bo deprecated; but this position is
oflen a- ru mi d during sleep, because the
circulation is then free in the extremities
and the head nud neck, and the muscles
of Iho chest are drawn up aud llxed by
the shoulders, mid thus tho expansion
of the t.hofsx is easy. The chief objec
tions to this position are tlmt it enatesa
tendency In cramp ni.d cold in the cms,
and Hiinietimes scens to ctuse iieadaoho
.luring sl-ep, a n 1 dreams. These small
niatti ra often make or Juav comfoit iu
sleeping. - Harper's 'i k '.
Tnliik' to Make Ihe ComlitloiK I'qiial.
A Kensatmiial journal, tired of tho
snaKo uud sea s-.-rpi lit stories going the
rounds of the press, w. oils its readers to
believe this iimtea.i: 'There is a curious
dn-d now pending in Bo-ton, which be
gan several ye irs ago. Mr. A , a bach
elor, ehallenecd Mr. I!., a married man,
with ouo child, who replied that, the
conditions wero not equal, that he must
necessarily put more at risk with his
life than the other i.nd ho declined. A
year afterward he received a challenge
from Mr. A., who stated thul, he too,
had a wife and child, and ho supposed,
therefore, tho objection of Mr. It., was
uo longer valid. Mr. R. replied that he
now bad two children, c inscqueutly the
inequality still existed. Tho next
year Mr. A. renewed his challenge, hav
iug uow two children also, but his ad
versary had three, Tho matter, when
last board from, was still going i n, the
number being six to seven, aud the
challenge yearly renewed.'
It in stated that Sir Moses Monteliora
is beginning his plans for the restora
tion of the Jews to Palestiue. Tho land
iu front of the ' Jndah Torah bouxeaj is
to be prepared for cultivation. Tho
rocks will bo removed, fen-aces built, as
iu Solomon's tinin, a large cistern eon
strutted for supplying water, and a
beautiful veranda placed iu frout of all
the houses. Various other arrange
ments will be made to promote the e ia
fort of inmates of the dwellings.
ITEMS OF GENKRAL INTEREST.
Au offer of 830,000 for the famous
trotter Rams was rejected.
Abraham Layman, a bachelor, aged
seventy-seven years, and MisnAnu Lay
man, nged thirteen yearn, both of R Mok
iugl'nm county, Va., were married on
the bridge nt Harper's Ferry recently.
The New Orleans city council has
parsed nn ordinance that the sale of
privileges shall be for cush; also uu or
dinance thut all funis accruing to the
city from suoh sale shall bo used for re
demption of the bonded and floating in
debtedness. A Baltimore lawyer calls the attention
of a journal to the fact that to advertise
that a reward will be paid for tho return
of stolen property nnd 'no questions
asked,' is nn infringement of the law of
the laud, which oxpressly prohibits such
compounding of felony.
The naphtha lamp used by a stove
polish peddler at Dauielsnnvillti, Conn.,
to light his staud exploded, setting tho
clothes of three children who stood be
low ou fire. One of them, Walter Bow
man, is dead, and auotber named Lu-
cieu is not expected to recover.
There is a largo importation of cattle
from the United States at Belfast, the
beasts selling from 8100 to 150 spiece
on tho quay. As soon as tho order in
council which compels these cattle to be
butchered on tho spot is rescinded it is
expectoJ that Belfast will become au
important depot for live stuck from this
Au iovproved attachment for clocks.
to be connected with a self lighting and
self -extiuauishiug attachment for gas
burners, which shall bo so constructed
that the gas will be lighted aud extin
guished automatically at Gxe-1 times, so
loug ns tho clock coutiuues to run, so
that tho only atteiitio-j required will bo
to wind up the clock nt tho proper time,
has been patented.
Accoiding to Mr. J. T. Bprngue nome
of tho improved gas eugiues uow iu use,
of small capacitv, realiao ouo horse
power ou tho gas derived from ouo aud
three-fifths pounds of coal; aud the best
steam engines, of large capeoify, realize
one-horse power on two nnd a half
pounds of coal. Cias engines are tliun
shown to be much more economical as
motors thnu steam eugiues.
The projected lino of fast steamers to
carry mails from St. Linin to New Or
leans has so far n lvanoed thut contracts
have been signed by John n. Baldwin
nud co-owners of the line with (idlings.
Powell - C'., of Now Albany, Ind., lor
all tho machitiory nud boilers for tho
vessels. Coutraets will alo be closed
this wi'ok for six hulls, c ibius aud out
fits. The steamer nro to be ready for
business liy the 1st of Dooember next.
Dr. Phillips, of London, has recover
ed one of tho largest verdicts tver won
by an individual agaiust a railway cor
poration for injuries received from nn
accident. Tho amount given him wan
833,(101); yet ho appeals from this largo
award, ebuuiititr that his expenses woro
more than $5,000, aud his professional
income more than $25,000. aud that ho
was for sixteou months disibled, Tlio
company opposed his application, but iu
The Southern Presbyteriau church re
ports 12 synods; ilij presbyteries;
minister an 1 licoutintos increase 5;
1,81)'.! churches increase 13; nnd 110,755
communicant" increase 12,177. The
contributions amounted to $1,015,851,
showing a small decrease. Of thin
amount .5 ''5,')57 wis pa'd to pastors,
S320.77S was used for c mgrcgationul
purposes, $.T,0(U was raised for foreign
missions, aud f,"Ji,H(!l was devoted to
Mr. Siiott, tho well kuowu KogliBh
agricultural authority, in his anuufl let
ter reviewing the crops, estimates the
outcome of the grain ctcob at n third
less than tho average, amounting to a
loks of 25,000,00!) to tha eultiva'ors.
Ho says lhat lti.ODO.OOO quarters of
wheat, or pcvisibly 17,000,000 quarters),
will bo required fivra abroad. Mr. Soott
also estimates that the deficiency
iu the potato crop will causo a loss to
tho cultivators of 1 15,000,001), nud the
tlelieieir-y iu beauB, peas aud rye a loss
Oeorge Thompso i was ou h;s death
bed in a hospital at Lixington, Ky. II -i
sent for u police doteclivo and confessed
that he was a fugitive murderer from
Teuimssoe, saying thnt he did not wUb.
to die with the crime ou his conscience.
But ho soon tallied, nud thero beiug
hope of his recovery, declared that tho
ooufesniou must have beeu a freak of de
lirium, ns he remembered nothiugabont
it, and certainly had never killod any
body. Howevir, bo had time before be
died to confess anew what was found to
bo the t tilth,
A Ciucinnnli paper claims that oily to
be Hie musical center of the country,
aud bonstiugly nsscHs: We bavo the
largest nnd mnt imposing building for
musical purposes in America; wo bavo
ns n located woiker Mr. Theodore
Thomas, who is, beyond any possibility
of question, a masterly orchest ra builder,
nud one of the world's six or sViMi great
porforramieo diiectors; wo have the
finest couo-!rt orgau on tho continent,
with n geutlenan in command of it wk i
is a technician of unlimited powers,
equal to any orgauist in America; wo
i have the only r"fi! complete musiw school
I in the country.