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Ball-tongues, Bhovel-plnws. Sweeps. e' as
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PIITSBOBQ. N. O;
H. A'. LONDON, Jr.,
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AT TOR NE Y-AT-L AW,
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PITTSBOEO', N. C,
PruliM. In th. Cuarls "I Chatham, n.ra.tl
Mo.it sad 0r0(, aud la th. Buprenioad l'lrsi
Safe from the Storm.
The wind blt-w npna'd from the lea
Tho mist, around fie headland lay,
Aud hero and there the anohorod ahips
Rooked in the shelter of the bay.
The waves roiled in npon the sands,
Tho nhito spray dashed across tbe bar,
Tho clouds hung low and through them shone
No ray of moon or gleam of star.
The tempest roui.h raged sore aud long
Around my eaUu by the shore ;
It whistled by tho chimney tops
And through the orannios of the door ;
I' shot k the window panes and shrieked
Like some lot spirit iu despair j
Yt in my little room was light,
Aud rLei ry comfort settled there.
The logs njMjn tuo hearthstone craeked,
My chair was nioved before tho binge ;
And wi:h half-closed eyes I drew
A picture of tho by-gone days.
With tender thoughts ani mind serene
(1 love sncH ptorruy nights as tht se),
I cr.lli.-d up from tt,s drifted past
A thonsuml pleuaut memories.
No foiling raro i:.y flnres had,
No heavy frame emboBiitd with cold,
Hut still the csnvaas gn;w most fair
With rndinut faces manifold.
Tho loved ones all were gathered there,
Blue oieri and brnwu aud dainty forms,
Till gazing at thrm I forgot
The outside war of winds and storms.
And thus I thought, whon I am dead,
The blinding n.l.t, the biting wind,
Tbe tossing waes, the reefs, the aho&ls
Of lower life all left behind,
1 fhill behold my friends again i
Shall pros their bauds aud touch their lips
In snuio fail harbor safely moored,
As are those distant, land-looked ships.
AN ARTISTS REWARD.
The family at Diersfielil was rather
(iugnlftrly grouped. The children of the
h uo wore of divided parentage. IJelle
was the danghtcrof Deorsfleld'sprceent
hwner. Jane was his orphan niece.
Caroline, the only child of a widowed
mother, wan destined to be heiress of
DeeieSeld nftor tho lifetime of hercous-
iu Belle's father. Joo wns tho half
brother of Uelle by her mother's former
maninRe. IIu was An orphan, possessed
of a substantial patrimony. The guar
diiitis of the four children were tho mas
ter of DaersuVld a:nl the mother of Car-
oliue.who very haimonionsly ruled theRe
incongruous elements giyen into their
eare by a ptrango fare. Hello and Jane
were not diflli?nlt to manage. Joe,
fitntle lad, gifted with a wonderful talent
for coloring to the life, and afflicted
with a sUtnmeriDg opeech that made
him reticent of talk and shy of eompan
ionhip, was devoted almost to the de
gree of solitude in his ceaseless applica
tion to his art. Caroline was a tease
atid a romp, forever in disgrace.
It was no matter of surprise to Joe
that on the morning after Oharlie Evans'
fancy ball tho Danghter of the Regiment
was in eolitnry confinement as punish
ment of some unpardonable act. She
hailed Joe from her window as ho crocs
the lawn, motioning to him thut she
wanted to let down a basket for provi
sions, as she would not end could not
eat 'dry bread.'
Joe had botn her forager before; her
slave he always vras. To say truth, he
loved this wild, naughty, solf assertiTO
playmate of his with all the secret fer
vor of a boy's heart. Caroline was
aware of tbe hidden sentiment, and im
posed npon tho homage egregicusly.
Joe having BatibUed himself that the
coast was clear, received tho basset
which Caroline dropped from her win
dow with a cord. The basket contained
a thrce-eoruered note.
'Drar Joe: It's perfectly shameful
i hat I m locked up. I should Btarve if
it were not for you. All I did was to go
up in the cupola last night with Charlie
Evu'js to see his caged eagle. Poor
tinng, it jjinei. And it was so nice up
tin re, Mastoid an hour. Mamma was
awfully angry. So was Ben, fur I was
t.ngaged two dances with him, and mise
eel both. Oh, Joe, yon ought to have
btmn there! it was ry poky in you not
to come late, as you promised.
A quick, sharpflush crossed Joe's faee
ax he read tliis note, not in disgust, as
one might imagine, at the mundane ap
petite of his fair goddess, but at tho one
sentence of tho note not market! em
phatically with underline: 'Up in the
cupola last night with Charlie Evans.'
Joe smothered his jealous pang, brib
ed Nun, tho oook, liberally, and sent
the basket rip to Caroline so heavily
lotided that one ounce more would have
broken the cord.
Mamma from a tc sess of the library
window caught a glimpse of this trans
action, but by the time she reached the
third story, unlocked tbe door, and oon
irouted her prisoner, banket and contents
had alike vanillic-.' . Caroline's lips were
extremely red, but otherwise there was
no sigu that anything had been devour
ed. Mho sat iu the window-space break
ing bread ino crumb '; a flook of wood
birds hovered around her.
I cannot eat dry bread, mamma,' fhe
Baid; 'but my birds do, they seem to love
'Carrie, Carrie, what a girl you are!'
said mamma. She meant to be reproach
ful, but her voice was not stern; she was
viewing her daughter in one of those
winning traits that offset her hoiden
The rosy-cheeked, bright-eyed Carrie
was an attractive creature as she sat in
the snnlight feeding the birds, which,
answering her call, pped from the grove,
and alighted fearlessly on her head, her
hands and her shoulder?. Mamma's
forgiveness was won by the pic'.uro.
To Joe, looking from below, the vision
wsh even more picturesque: the dormer-
window in the gray roof oveihuug with
vines of woodbine ar.d wistaria, the dark
reoess relieving the tun-lit figure, the
smiling faee welcoming the birds.
As years passed on, the three pretty
schoolgirls became winning and won
young ladies. Hi-llo ninrnod first, then
Jane, and now Caroline was engaged to
bo married to Charlie Evans, in f-pite of
the remonstrance of many of her friends,
who knew the young mau to be as no
principled in morals as he wan baudsome
Willful Caroline auswered to nil ro
monstrmne: 'I hovo loved him all my
life; I like him; aud I have promlHod to
be his wife.'
On the day that this engngement was
announced, Joo nailed from America to
study in Italy hia art.
There had been n stormy srene the
night before. When Caroline deliber
ately told Joe that her hand was irrevo
cably promised to his long-dreaded rivnl,
Joe's anguish wsb HorLothintt too com
plcte to ha hidden; its intensity and force
shocked Caroline. Khe knew not what
to say to this faithful lovor of years t
alleviate his pain. She boldly spraug
to the defensive, and then to an aggres
sive course. She sharply, almost coarse
ly, reproved him for having lavished his
heart npon one who could not by ary
possibility return his affection.
They parted more in anger thin iu
sorrow. Suoh was Caroline's eaprics;
and Joe, renouncing all hopo of happi
nees, tried to draw consolation from tho
sol' reflection : 'I have my art.'
One August night, a month before the
time fixed for Caroline's marriage, a
menage was brought to her from the
village that lay in the beautiful valley
at tho foot of the rolling .uplands of
Deersfleld. Close uuder tho gateways
there lived a ymnr woman who had
been for severul yetrs seamstress at 'the
mansion,' and who, gathering together
all her earnings, established herself,
with her aged mother, in the modest
cottage which sho hopod to call home
for a happy lifetime. Brit ceaseless toil
with tho needle told upon her strength
aud she had fallen a victim to consump
tion. Her days were nearly numbered,
and she had st nt the message to her
'dear Miss Caroline, who had always
been so indulgent,' to please to c.ime
soon as possible to rt eeivo a dying wo
Carolino, although the hour was lute,
said 'I will go at once.' As was her in
dependent way, she started forth on her
errand unattended, and bidding her
mother 'good night,' addod, 'Do not bo
alarmed if I remain until daybreak.'
Tho house she entered was a cottage
bo built that its porch had double en
trances. One of theso opened into the
dwelling of the poor seamstress; the
other had been cecupied Biuoe May by
a master-workman in a factory beyond
the village, himself a stranger to the
region, who brought with him as house
keeper his daughter, a cirl of uuuBual
beauty, a rustic queen, a blonde of thut
vital temperament which gives to youth
ful health its most expressive form.
This daughter, Mag Merritt, became the
As Curoliua entered the porch the
Merritt's portion of the cottage wa quite
still and dark. On the other side the
lattice was thrown open upon a garden
crowded with fragrant plants, and a
faint light gleamed out. The light was
burning in the chamber, where, after a
word with tho siuking sufferer and the
mother enfeebled by grief, Ciroliue de
cided to remain all night.
Before midnight the purposo for
which the mistress of Deersfleld had
been summoned was duly oon tided to her
ear; and then sleep fell on tho sufferer,
and Caroline, having dismissed the aged
watcher, was alone. She turned the
lamp low and drew her chair by the
window, where tho perfume of the gar
den floated iu tho mingled breath of
carnation aad rose. For years after that,
night the soeut of those precious flowers
sent a faintness to Carrio's heart and a
pallor to her lips like tho poinon of
Near midnight, when all was Btill save
tho midsummer insects humming iu the
trees, and tho distant rippling of the
brook, approaching voices were heard.
Two people were eoming along the
lane. Words indistinot at first, grew
clear as they came near. They were
lovers' voices and lovers' words.
Mag, my darling.
'Oh, Charlie, if it were not for that,'
'If it were not for that you would go
with me; we would fly to the far West,
to California, You would be a queen,
Mag, in the unoonventional new world.
We woald go together to morrow yes,
to-morrow, my love, my only love.'
To-morrow, dear boy, if it were not
And when yon know so well that I do
not love her; that I never have loved
her; that it is a made match; a marriage
for money I Oh, Mag, how can yon be
so unreasonable V
'But the lovtt you,' said the woman's
voice, now close at Caroline's ear, un
der the roof of the porch.
Yes, she loves me; (bf.re's the rub,
That rat!n;r hurtj aieiion; he doesn't
want to be hard on e;irl who lovunhiin,
and l-.ts loved him all h'u life. Bat then,
yon see, I cannot return h r t.flf-!etiou
the kind of affection tbe wuuts. Aud
she's a spirited creature, Mag; onght I
to marry her as I feel now f If it hadn't
been for yon, yon witch, I might have
oomo to owe for her in time. Bit'., Mjg,
I'm a changed man hot; I know what
love is; I dread my marriage-d'iy like a
A panss a little ruBtLug pause.
Then n whisper unheard; a lotidi'r whis
per distiunt: 'Oh, Msg, my darling, my
darling, say yes.'
'I cannot, Charlie, with that T7pJan'
image before me. it would hstiut tis
till our dying'
Caroline heard no more. When next
a Bound reached her it was the sonnd of
the work a-day world. A market wagon
had broken near the lane, aud the harsh
voice of tho driver was wreaking upon
his hones tho ftnger rotisdl by the dis
aster. Tae moou ht I 'set ; i vr.t nearly
Caroline befora noon rent a letter to
Charlie Evan that made him a free
Something tells me that I cannot pes
Bibly be yonr wife. I am aoi ry thut cir
cumstances have so shaped themselves;
but I am compelled to withdraw my
promise D i not see me. I shall re
fuse an intciview. When a year ha1
passed, and we meet again if we tnct!
ugaiu let us meet us frieuds.
Cuurlie Evans used his freedom. He
obtained, by not striotly honorable
means, a Buffliieut bum of money to ven
ture fortune-seeking ai California. Et
was married to Mag Merritt on his way
to the West; and his friends, indignant
ft the runaway match, bitterly blamed
Caroline bitterly blamed herself, but
never for any act toward Charlie Evans.
Her thoughts flew to her faithful lover,
whom she had mercilessly tiiiledwith,
and dismissed at last crnelly. She felt
now vhat pangs she La J inflicted upon
the earnest-hearted Joe, Now she would
give years of her life to call back the
past, and be u kinder girl to her faith
ful friend. Since their parting she hsd j
heard but seldom from Joe, and after
her uncle's death the un'requtnt tidiugs
altogether ceased. Now she wrote to
Belle, who lived abroaJ, to sen. I her
some word of 'her old friend.'
Belle wrote, saying sbo wnH asbsraf d
to conftbB how ignorant sLo wns; but the
last bhe heard, Juo was making a furor
with his wonderful paintings; he had
settled himself in It jme, and the be
lieved bad married the daughter of an
Amerieau consul to one of the Mediter
Misfortune followed Caroline. By n
series of culpable mismanagements by
people in tru6t, Caroline's inheritance
was lost. Before she had tij.ijed for
three years the posse6biou of her be
loved Deersfleld that noble place whs.
offered at publ ic salo. Since the day of
her great sorrow Caroline had mot no
trial like this. Indeed, her heart had
flowu to all that was dear in h-:r ci uu
try home as refuge from its bitter lone
liness. Now this refuge was gone.
Tuesday of tho sale, after having or
dered the preparation of the honse and
grounds with care of evt-ry detail, Caro
lino mounted her favorite riding-horse,
and rode far off into the wood paths.
She returned after sunset, iu the twilight
Sho knew as she entered the honse
that all was over; she felt that tho homo
was no longer hers. She felt, bravo and
spirited as she was, that the world to
her, save that it held her mother, wus a
plaeo only of dreariest exile.
She was met in the hull by one of her
faithful FervanlB, who seemed to have
beu weping. 'Mibb Caroline,' L fal
tered, 'tho gentleman who has bought
the Loubo is iu the parlor, and wibe to
Caroline had been marblo-pale when
this message reached ber, but now the
l ot blood flashed ta her cheeks. Hae
checked a violent exclamation. Her
heart arose indignant against this last
lemund upon her enduranee. bhe con
quered hcrBelf, and Haid, 'I will see him.'
But tbe geutlcrnnn whom she found
iu the parlor was not the dreaded stran
ger who held her treasure, not the new
master of the bonee whose luitnical form
her fancy had already conjured. No; it
was an old friend, an artist returned
from abtoad, bringing bis laurels with
him an artist who had come to tell
Carolino that all his fame had been won
by his devotion to her image a friend
como to tell Caioliue that time had not
changed and never would change the
constancy of bis heart.
It was Joe.
On the very next day to tho day of
her deepair, hope dawned upon Caro
line. Tbe world became soniethirg
more than a plf.o of dreary exile.
And you really bonght Deersfleld?'
Yes; but on only with yonr yonr
money the payment for your imago.
Caroline with tho birds; Caroline with
the blood-hound; Caroline standing in
the field, with the wild colts careering
toward her, only, as one iu the picture
shows, to lay the trustful head against
her shoulder. These pictures brought
great prices. Caron Carrie, Dts
fl 'Id is yours.'
' 'And jou yun dear, d.-r Joe?' It
wiib Carrie who stammered now.
'I m yoniB too. My love, myqnteu,
my darbus;!' Harper's Weekly,
Sketch for Pilferer.
Ter-terJiiy a finit-deuk-r on Market
street, sajs the Louisville Courier
Journal, incensed by the liberties taken
by tho lonti is villi his wares displayed
at the door, placul a half pr.tlun of cay
enne i-ej'i er in a IjusU't, labeled it
'New Zealand Cherries,' and hung it in
a conspicuous place iu front of kis stand.
In a few minutes thetiext door merchant
sauntered np, iuquirrd how trade wan,
picked up a New Z'.-alaudoherry, placed
it in his m mtit, aud suddenly left to
attend to n customer. The Rev. Dr.
B iwly joutnled t;, observed that the
yellow fever tews from Memphis was
n-t verv ereiiir.ging this morning, and
ulil it had been years sinee hti had
a New Eeulund cherry; whereupon ha
ate one, remarked thftt it was superb,
wiped his weeping ey.'sot! hs ooatsleeve,
snppoRid that New Zi-aland was gettiug
warmer every year, wished tbe dealer
good mt nil),'; and deported, lamenting
the growing weakness of his eyes in the
A chronic e'eadbent then enmo up,
took a mr-uthful of cherries, r.plutterod
them out, with aa imprecation, all over
tho frnil, stufted a pear, a banana aud
a bnrjch of grapes into his month to take
out tho tni.te, informed tho dealer thaf
ho would have him prosecuted for keep
ing green frnit, and we'Jt down the
Rtrcet to tho pump, A lndy with two
children next appoired, stopped to ad
mire the cherries, asked if the mightn't
just taste eif them shf never had been
any before supj lied tho children and
walked sway walked away with a face
fiery with scorn and unp.c-, while the
children set np a howl that bronght all
tho people to tbe doors and windows
and drove nil the policemen off the
Thus the fun went on all the saom
ing. Tho frnit elcaler never laughed so
iiiiicl; in all his lifo. Tho ocenpavts of
the adjaernt and opposite stores and
a shoal of sn-all b'lys bihiu learned what
was up, and watched and joined in a
ringing roar an each new victim tried
the ehf rries, F'nally, a solemn-lookinp
count rymun lounged up, inquired the
price of them 'ere Now Z 'aland cher
ries, invented iu a pint, put one in his
inut!i, took it out again, gave the fruit
dealei a lingering l"h of mil.l reproach,
pnlle.t off his coat and 'wa led into' him.
When he left, tho fruit.ian with tenden
cies to practical j'-kt-s had a blue e;e, a
red nose, a purple fuee, a sprained
wnst and several bushels of frnit scat
tered, aronnd among the small beys,
while the ssnie rirging roar of laughter
was going up from the loclier.i-on.
Wo have heard a great deal from
Eastern travelers of the wonderful at
tachment which exists between the
horse and his master in Oriental lauds,
but we doubt if anything more interest
ing hss ever been told thau the follow
ing story of Goldsmith Maid : Eccently,
Charley Cjohrne, ivho was for many
years her faithful groom, arrived from
California, aud wishing to see the grand
old trotting mare mu-1 her colt, called on
Mr, Smith, her ownur, to obtain his per
mission to visit Fashion Stud farm in
New Jrsoy. Mr. Smith accompanied
Cochrane to the farm, and on arriving
there remarked : 'Charley, the Maid is
very jealous ef her colt, is very cross,
and will permit no one to approach it.'
CiK'hraue arrauged that Goldsmith Maid
ehonld hear hit vt-ico before she saw
hiro, and, although they had not seen
each other for two yeans, a loud whinny
presently absured the visitors that the
inara had recognized the man's voice.
Cochrane i;ist showed hinifelf, when n
a touching scene occurred. The old
queen of the turf, who for mouths
weald not pil-w auy one to approach
ber, making use of both hels and teeth
if it w:is uttempteJ, rushed with a bound
to her obi friend, forgetting even her
colt, aud rubbed her head upon hia
shoulder, her nope in his face, played
with his whihkciit, and showed by her
every action that her heart was full of ,
joy to see him. Directly the oolt
came up to thena, and the old mare was
delighted when Cliadoy placed his hand
on the bttle fellow. When Cochrane
left the place the mare followod him to
tho gate, whinnying f ir him even after
he had parked out of her 6ight.
The orristown Man's Story,
Au exchange tells of a man who
turned gray in au hour. He slipped
from the side of a canyon, and catching
a protruding roek, his body was sus
pended in the air a thousaud feet above
the roaring waters of tho Arkansas. We
ones heard of a young woman who ex
perienced a similar me tariorphosis. She
had jet black hair, all of her own rais
ing, reaching to her waist. Sho fell in
love. The wedding d&y was named, and
that young lat!y, who manifested con
siderable nervousness during the mar
riage ceremony, trtrued Gray as soon as
the clergjman prouounced the couple
man and wife. Tho fact that her hus
band's nnrue was Gray is f npposed to
have hpd something to do with the
Constant f-nvping tho shoulders stints
the growth and disfigures tha person.
Texas of To-Day.
A writer in Harper's Magazine, lor
October gives this interesting sketch of
the great Sooth western State: Texas may
be, for convenience' sake, divided into
eastern, central, and western tedious.
The fltst, or timbered portion, hns the
Trinily river as a western boundary.
This region exceeds tho area of the
State of New York. Central Texas may
be defined as including ail of the vast
prairie lands from the Trinity to the
Colorado, leaving beyond a territory
larger than both of the former, and ex
ceeding the size of any four of our or
dinary Ktatep, us the western portion.
Tbe flrst-naued is the oldest in point of
Anglo-Saxon civilization. Tho prairie
loam lauds are in a condititn ef evolu
tion of pt ogrossiou, and being the ruci t
fecund, tho great or-ntcrs of population
which multiplied generations will pro
duce will be located within the bonuda-
. .. .
rics given. JUucu of the far western
lands ia arid and nnculilvable. Tho
Hlakrtd Plains r tlm most notable or-
ample. Western Texss will lie invaded
in time by the miner; for its minero!
wealth, as tdready revealed, is consider
able. Tho tide of emigration to tiro
section will doubtless reverse the gen
eral order of things, and nove eastward
through Arizona. Ka'lway eouji-innicu-tiou,
hereafter- spoken eif, fro'n the
Tacitly, will materially uontribino ti
this rtsult. At present the extreme
poinf of eastern encroachment ifi the e:fy
of San Autouio, whieh is only a city of
the Auglo-Saxon by virtue of conquest,
and mnrks the limit of a daring, bril
liant and intellectna! civilization, Vthope
impulse was eastward, aud which built
a garden iu the plain abem the tin;e
that the French took root in Indiana,
and the good people of New I-Aghand
were exercising themselves about the
Salem witchcraft delusion. It i? reason
able to assume that history may repeat
itself ia this instance.
The wooded country of Eastern Texas
yields a rich variety of useful woods
yellow pine, cypress, rd and while oak,
hickory, pecan, aud cedar predominat
ing. The Trinity, Sabine, Ncchop, Au -gelina,
San Jacinto, aud other rivers
afford taping facilities and wat-cr-prwe r
at times, although water i.s an uiicertuin
commodity in the State, and nearly all
mills Lava ste-am-eugines. A new road
will soon bisect, the lumber districts,
springing from Djnisou, rear the R-'d
river, ind traversing tho S ate to Sabine
Pass, tvhich is sixty miles east of tiil
vestot:, and already an important lum
The trauscontiui ntal o.uisiou of the
Texas and Pacific, as well na its main
line from Marshall westward, affords uu
outlet for tho northern section, while
the International aud Great Northern
road passes throiigh it western tier cf
counties, and a road toward New Or
leans connects O.-ucge, on the Sabine,
with Houston. Before the cout-trnction
of (ho railroad, one of the greatest tif
tiiuitioH which the prnilie hettler h.;d to
encounter was the scarcity of imd ex
treme cost of Inmber. It sold ai bifch
as sixty and seventy dollars per thou
sand feet, and was often hauled hnudreds
of mileB by ox-teams. The Texan lum
berman finds his market ti -war ! each of
tho cardinal poiut& of the eomp s.
Tho cleared landa in the valleys yield
a good tpiality of cotton, to tho extent
of a bale of live hundred pounds to the
acre. Some rice is grown iip -n the low
lands bordering the Gulf, as well as tie
stable Luowu ps Sea Iiland catton.
Au Eagle Killed by a Woman.
A farmer named Utt, who lives near
one of the lukes iu j'testn towuship,
I'd., Las a two-yHi-old gamecock that
was presoittei to his wife, and the has
taken a liaiup; to the fowl. Tuesday
last, while h.r husband was absent, Mrs.
lt heard n commotion asui.g the
euiakens in the buruynrJ, and, on tuu
ning out, found her gamo rooster g'd
lantly lighting with what she Fupt'orod
was a very hugo La'.ifc, which rc-is try
ing to fasten its ' .lions iu ico chicken.
The birds wtre so deeply engaged in
the eorubat that Mr.-.. I'tt'n shouts did
not drive the enaniy away. She piclovl
up a stick aud raj into the bmvnrird,
nnd struck tho intrmter. This did not
apparently alarm it. Then :.he nizeu
it l y tho neck wiili both handi, aud, for
tho first time, saw that it wai; un e.ie.
The powerful bird buried its claws deep
in Mrs. Utt'shrm. She did not linre let
go her hold, although the eagle was
tearing ber flesh dr.:--.l;iii;y. She tight
ened her giasp on its t-Lroat aud then
threw herself heavily to the ground
upon it. Iu this way she kept it down
and choked it to death. The flesh on
Mrs. Utt's arm was torn to the bono in
piaoes. Tho eagle measured nearly
five feet from tip to tip.
Pignor Marcucci, of Spolete, Italy, a
man of property and position, cu'lect in
Dr. Domenicls to attend his only son,
who was eeriously ill. If, said Marcucei,
the young man recovered, Dr. Docicn
cls should receive 2,000 franc; if, on
the other hand, the patient died, Dr.
Domenicls should be killed. Marcntvi
proved to be a man of hia word, for the
lad died, aud the father thereupon killed
Domeniols. He was condemned to five
years' imprisonment and the payment of
a ne cf 85,000, to be given as damages
to tho doctor's widow.
JTF.MS OF G EX Fit A L IMF It EST.
Trumps mend umbrellas or sell soap
and pins to evade the new law.
A good steer will grow from 200 to
250 pounds of meat each year nntil four
The Bait npray thrown up by the late
rtorm at Beaufort, N. C, has killed
nt.-ly all the trees there.
(lauton, Miss., has one of the finest
cotton factories aud oil mills in the whole
South, now lying idle. It is complete
in all its departments, aud the machinery
is of tho very finest.
Mr. Spurgeon's church, in London,
employs eighty colporteurs, who, within
one yoar, have visited 927,000 families
and given away 102,0K) iraats and sold
511,000 worth of good books.
Mr. Alexander H. Stephens is said to
li'ivn received from the sales of his book
on the Civil War the snm of ( 35,000.
I l. I.- t f 1- l.,,!,). fta
i " 1,v t'clp " l-'J
! "i"a " eftcu volume, this means a large
A New York woman whoBe husbnnd
died of the rffcto, and whose health was
mined by triehinckis caused by diseased
n.-.rli lias ii-.stirr.ted suit for S10.000
J agauist tho packer who put tip and sold
Siirr.u.-l Nussbaur: mnrdered his wife
i-t Girardtnu, Mo., and was stopped iu
nu tttoDipt to kill himself on tho spot ;
lut he wis determined to die, and has
finally acoumi.-iuLed his jurprse by
The t.v?e'ics of a funeral of an Eng
lish pi IJ'er iu Znlnlncd ate dedncted
frtiiU urro:rs i: tho man's ppy. Natal is
till ev-eupive pk'e 'or private to die
in, for by the time tho carpenter and
sexton have completed their labors bnt
little remains of a 5 note.
All tbe principal mar'tin-.e rations of
of the world have agreed to a new lxidy
of rules intended to facilitate navigation
on the ctcan iiuJ prevent, collisions.
They will not be enforoad until Septem
ber, 1SS0, in order to allow rfficers and
pilots to beoarae familiar with them.
The . ffl-'ial orgm of thi' Chinese gov
ernment, kuowu r.s the Tekin Oanttr,
is cc rtiiiuly a roof.t remaikubhs journal.
Not only ib it. the ohieist newspaper in
existeLce, but it is highly probable that
it was tho first journal ever publisher1,
and what is more, the first that was ever
As M;s. Blar.chard, c' MouticeUo,
lovra, was parking along tLe street tbe
otbi r day, ti part of a sv.nrm of bees,
just robbed of their honey, flew at. her
head aud face iu a ch u.l mid stung her
unmercifully. Over fifty bee stingers
were taken from her head, and she has
a Lard struggle to live.
TLe inai'vit-ability of e'uily moriiageH
has neve r been more fctrikiugly illustrat
ed thau iu the ease of a married wtmnn
of Concord, N. H., at the tender nge of
fourteen years eloping with a seventeen
year old gentlemau, leaving he r child to
be cared for by the liu -baud of equal
ycu'h?Mlu.';ss. Prec:city scli r.stlns, is
In eraseriuenco of au alleged esse of
poisonieg from the use of American
canned e-orned beef, an aualysis of Amer
ican canned beef and ham has been
made iu Berlin. Particles of lead, the
reutlt of crelecs eoliU'nng, were found
iu some cans, and tho authorities Lavo
warned the public Against the use eif
American canned goods.
A silver mine has been opened at
Cotiuna, Msiue. The (1st ustay of mr
fnce ore showed i:ins dollars of gold,
tliirty-tevot? ounces cf silver, lead and
copper per too. Tho last a.tMey, made
bii.ee pin! it g the shafts to the depth of
eleven feet, skews ten doliurs of geld
f.r.d ti.ty -e;fhreiuiues :f silver, besides
lead pl J e'j per. I'arlits are- prospee'
iug in CoruiLa and St. Alh-itn.witb good
On 'account of the irder issued some
time ago by Secretary Slurruun, requir
ing that all perrouh sending national
batik 'I'.te.' to the treasury for redemp
tion shall pay f ie express charges there-
I on, there hr.s been such a great fulling
oil hi the revert t of these notes that a
reduction in iiio force of the national
bank reileniptio'i division has become
neevs-ary, and twenty-five employees
hav' bt.!! discharged, including one tel
ler nr..! one assistant teller.
When the F-tparapbip Castlewood, from
England, was being unloaded in New
York, a bale of rags was discovered ewn
tai!iiu en infernal contrivance for do
stroymp; the p.hip by lire, to be ignited
by the tossing of the ship in tho heavy
seas it wa rxpertel eho would encoun
ter. Fortiitutte'ly tbepas'age was smooth.
It is pnppoped to have been tho plot of
fiends who bad shipped worthies:! ma
terial and e-ffieted largo insurance npon
it. Sfreuuons efforts are to be made to
unearth the villain.).
The income tax of Great Britain, no
cording to a parliamentary return just
issupd, was charged lat year em a total
of ?fi00,00O.(J0O. This shows on in
crease of S 5, 770,000 ovt tho previous
year. Tiio number of persons paying
the tax was 397,750, being an increase
of 15 778 over the number in 1S77. It
would seem thut there are 1,487 persons
whose incomes pre assessed between
$4 500 and $5,000, while bctweeu 15, Oof)
aud 10,000 there are 12,4n3 ; under
015.(X'O, 3,w;o; uDder 52,(i0O, 1.KJ4 ;
under 525, (fit), 9K I ; under 5jf',000,
1,869 ; under .250,0i)'l, fji4 ; over 250,.