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FAYETTEVILLE, N. C.
Unlit' IopoldV Stone,
ll'cr. nna once a uriiat Dnko Leopold,
V hi) had nit a lid wtaUitu, a woll a unld,
And used nil tliroo in a libtral way
For tin1 ro I of bis ptople, tbo nlorim ps.v.
To oo pririmdy what llioy would !,
And ho nearly a notion of his esmo tine,
Ho went from Ina palace one night alone -When
a brooding storm a:.d atarloaa rkioa
Hid tin ojret from prjlng eyed -And
fot midway in tbo road a atono.
It waii nut too big for a man to morn
The diil-o wan couliJvnt ou that aooro,
Vi'tthc wciphtof the thing aHcnouih to prove
The (.trniRthof one'e miiBi-lc- and fometliitig
'Sonietbing mi re,' laughed tho dnke aa ho
Tluough wind and rainou his homnward road.
'Thia lime to-morrow I reokou will show
I f a notion of mine i correct or no.'
I'n iu a miu?ow liib In the palace wall,
Hi. wnti'lud in xt day for tho pnora-by,
And puinly smiled an they one and all,
WlKiethoyfHmdthOHtoiiti, left the ton to lie.
A lumbering ox-cart camo along,
And ll.iiip, tho driver, waa alnut and strong.
One i-'urdy oho.'e with tbo right intent
Would havo cleared tho track of impediment,
ltul whntovcr appeared to be neodlcHS work,
Or work that another nif&ut poRHibly do,
IUiik made it a point of duly to shirk.
Ilu stopped hia team for a minute or two.
And scratched bia head as he looked about
For the eaeieel way of getting out:
Theu 'I.ncky for mo that the roid in wide,'
II j laily mm mured, and drove anido.
The next that camo wan a grenadier
lliiftli:ig in pcarlot and gold array;
And be nlilftled a tune both loud and cloar,
Hut bo took uo note of tho rook in his way.
When it ragged edges scraped bin knee
'Thunder aud lightning! wfcat's that' saya be.
'Haven't theblookheadii souso eunuch
To clear tho road of this port of stuff
A pretty thing for a grenadior
To Htunibloagamet, aud bark hia phins!
If I knew tho raiical that planted it hero
Ci, surely' I'd make him aee his sins."
Ho clanked hid sword aud be touted hia plume,
And be atrutted away in a ttrriblo f 111110,
lint as for moving the stone not bo!--It
is jin-t.' said the duke, 'aa I thnught it
A lit'lo later, still watching there,
Ho fpied on their way to tho villsuo fair,
A troop of merchauts, each with bin pack
Sirappcd ou a well-fed animal's back.
N iw lot us see,' with a nod of bis head
Ai:d a merry t Ainklo, bia bighnets paid:
'rorbapn this womhipfnl mnltittldo
Will loud a baud for tho public good.'
Bui alack! tho company, man and borm,
Hardly pained in their onw.ird course.
Iimtead of cantering fonr abreast,
Two by two they went eaet aud wept;
And when tboy had left tho Htono behind -'To
think of a thing like, that,' said tlioy ,
'iilocking tho high-road for half a di"
It never reached tliecolleetivo mind
In tbo ligh' of a mat tor that implied
Home pi'ttfiblo claim on tho other side.
So a wed:, two, aud three slippod pant.
The rock in the road lay bedded fnxt,
Aud the peoplo grumbling went and came,
F.itch with a tongno that was glib to blame,
lint none with a baud to help. At last
bnko l. sopold, being quite content
Willi tho Ikmio of his experiment,
Ordered his herald to hdiiuiI a bUl,
And summon his xubjocts far and near
A word from hi high-born lips to hear.
From far and uear at tho trumpet oall,
They gatbtred about tho palace wall.
And tho duke, at the head of a glittering train,
II ide through tho ranks of wondering eyes
To the spot whnro the atono so loug had Iain.
I will leavo you to pioturo their blank surprise,
When bo leaped from hiB borne with a (muling
Aud royal bands punbed the stone from Its
But the stare of aruaoment became despair
When tbo duko stooped down with his gracious
Aud took from a hollow tho rock had hid
catket slim with a graven lid.
Tiio legend upon it ho read aloud
To a silent, and very orel-fallon orowd:
'This box is for him, and for blm alouo
Who takes the trouhlo to movo this stouo.'
Theu to rained tho lid, and tboy saw the shine
Of a goldon ring, and a purse of gold;
'Wlii.'h might have been yours,' said I'uko
'Hut now I regret to say is mine.
It was I who for reasons of my own
Hindi red your highway with the stono.
What tbo reasons woro you have doubtless
lleforo this tinio. And as for the rest,
I think tbero is nothing more to say.
My doar good friends, I uii-h yon good-day!'
Uo mounted Lis horno. and the glittoriug train
After their loader galloped again,
With sound of trumpet and gloam of gold
Thcyllished through the ranks of downcast
1 yes ,
And the crowd went homo fooling rather 'sold'
I'erh,.ps, bowovcr, a lesson lies
In tho story, that nono of us need denpise.
St. Nicholas for October.
MULROONEY IN COURT.
Tutor Jlulrooney,' twij tbo dork.
'Peter Mulrooney I' czoiaimed the
Tliflre wnH an answer beyouil, a quick
hhi. Dlitig of foot, and an eager whisper
iug, in which a touoh of the brogne pre
dominated. 'ijileneel' nhontcd tho crier, and then
ho again called at the top of hia voice:
'Wliint, y nadhnrnt' said Peter.who
had heeti all this time standing quietly
beside tho other. 'Hure, as I'm not a
gossoon lout in a crowd, thero's no nade
to bollow after me like a great bnll calf.'
Why didn't yon answer, then?' cried
the crior, surlily.
Arrah, better manners to ycl' retorted
Peter. 'Would I be after distnrbin'
their honors iu that way; an' I'm a gin
tleman of standin' and a teacher of the
You awear, Mr. Mulrooney?" said the
crier, oflering tho book.
'Do joti take me for a hajthen?' said
Prti r, ituligiiiiLll.T. 'Suro, it's not le-itp-etful
to swear in ft court of jus.tice.'
Hut jmi mnfit Hwoar," nul the ch'ih,
'Did yer honors iver l'"iir the likeH '
that?' a . id Pter,npproi'liiiiar I In- bctieh
'A i'urisliau 111:10, and 11 d.nvint lo.'i!;;ii
tuin , too, bitrriu' ho l..is lot a ornj of
his hair entirely and put on a H!rani;e
1 xikiug thatch (the tlork woro ft vig)
to rilie me Imriliiriotii-ly nud felonii'UR
1;. sworn- bifon' t!:o Tiu" i.f your Uouors
acd tho gititlcioeu of tho jnry and the
giutlonu'U of tho bnr. .il bnt the vir
tue in mo woii'l li t mo do tho same.'
'Mulrooney,' said 0110 of the judges,
striving to suppress tho jniveiiug about
the mt scles of his lips his aspooiuto
was ettitTlog a whito handkerchief into
his mouth 'Mulrooney, yon mut bo
nwaro that it is always urcusrary for a
witness to tuko an oath boforo ho can be
permitted to give r vidciioo at tho bar.'
'Sure, air,' auid I'oter, iunocoutly.
That is what tho clork required ol
yon,' continued the judge, who added,
with a faint attempt ut gravity, 'yon will
also rcoolleet that it is our duty to com
mit auy ouo to prison for contemptuous
behavior at court.'
'Long life to your honor,' said Peter ;
'sorru bit I'll dingrneo myself by hurtin'
tho fcelin's of auy respectable gray-hair-cd
giutlemeu liko yourself, or your bon
er's brother yonder, who is atiu' his
white hnndkercher to stop tho hunger
pain. Deed, sir, I'd bo tnkin' great
nhanie to meeolf if I did.'
Swear him,' said the judge, nodding
hastily to tho clerk, and sinking back in
his wcll-cufhioned chair.
'Now, Mr. Mulrooney,' said the coun
sel for his friends,' tell us what you
kuow about thiR nIT.iir.
Peter's stony was a perfect rigmarole.
He had been at his friend MoHhauo's
bo had returned from it his frieuds had
got into trouble with the Germans, bnt
us to how tho afTray commenced, his
memory, clow r uough before, became
suddenly vei.v hazy. All ho couldrecol
lect waa that sundry of tho Irish, being
eonudly pummeled I y the (Icrmans,
pnmmeled their antagonists quite as
roundly in return.
Tho eross-eiaminatiou now corn
rueuecd, nud as IVtor caught np and re
pelled every movo of the keen- wittod
attorney, tho oontei-t bnt ween eultivated
sharpness and native shrewdness became
gradually very exciting.
'Well, Mr. Mulrooney,' said the attor
ney, 'yon say yon left homo in tho even
ing to assist iu oborviug this national
cnntom of vou'a. A'loitt what time in
'Deed, sir,' replied Peter, with tho
utmost simplicity, 'but that bates me to
fray. 'Twas bet wight and between sun
down and nioourise.'
'You are at loust sure of that?' said
tho attorney, quickly.
'Oeh, by the powers! that I am,' snid
l'cter, with a ken twinkle of the eye.
'Have you au almanac, Mr. Clerk ?
Pray see what time tho snu set and the
moon rose on the 6th of April last.'
'iSuu set ou tho 8th of April,' drawled
the clerk, iu his usual nasal tone, 'at
twenty -four minutes past six; and tho
moon rose at thirty-stvou minntoa past
There was a sudden roar throughout
the court, like a surge of waves npon the
sea beach ; the face of the prosecuting
attorney flushed crimson, when Peter
Mulrooney looked the very picture of
'You must speak to the point, witness,'
said the judge, with all the sharpness
he could command; 'your answer is im
pertinont.' 'Troth, yer honor,' said Peter, respect
fully, 'it's sorry I am for that. Buro,
it's tho truth I'm telliu' by the virtuo of
What o'clock in tho evening was it,
sir?' said the prosecuting attorney.whose
red noso was now getting fiery.
'S jrra a bit 1 know,' soid Peter.
Tiiink; fix npon some daily occurrence
for your guide, and thon tell tho juty if
it was before or after.'
'('ill' taid Peter, after apparently re
flecting a little, 'it wiw alter tay.'
'Oh! now wo shall get at it,' said
Mr. Ilibulous, triumphantly. 'It was
afU'r tea, you say. Well, sir, at what
hour do you usually tako ten?'
That depends upon eouvanicuce,' said
Peter, with an air of most profound
thought. 'Sometimes we have tay for
dinner, and sometimes we've dinner for
The attorney looked vexed. 'I want
to know your usual hour for taking the
evening meal we call tea. Is it four,
five, six, soven or eight o'clock?'
'Yes, sir, that's the truth,' said Peter,
nodding his head.
'Which of those hours?' said the at
If it "ud be pleasing ye not to bo af
ther hotherin'a poor boy, I'd be thank
ful,' said Peter. 'It's little I know about
one hour or tho other; we dhrivotho
taytime up and down tho night so.'
The attorney bit his lips.
'Are yon married, sir?' asked the at
torney. Ob, but it doos bo botherin' me en
tirely; suro I think so.'
What!' don't yon know whether yon
are married or not?'
Aisy aisy, if yon please sure its n
troublesome question to answer, any
w.iy, ir. i tln's 1.0 lie. Miitn-)-;; Hid- 1
dy (' 11.. My omh'1 Mid 1 uiin l v. r j
waui-t; '!'it snr." it Mri1'.' ne tloi' I imii.t j
he a widoy nor.' I
'A w dower, you r.irat!, I nippre -
Your wife i t d ad, then?'
'Who? Uiddy V iiiuollj? Troth, mi-,
it's 11 y virions opiuiou tho fa o;il 1 wo
man in presirviu' herself for another
hu-ibiind twenty years ft-rueiit u.'
'You aro divorced, are ym?" mid th- j
att'ii'tiey, l.ioltmg siguincanuy m i.ie
jury, as much as to say, 'Ilu! ha! here's
a pretty witness for you.'
Divorced I not a bit f it,' sai l rotor,
That's itl' said Peter, and then burst
ing out into a low, rich laugh, ho added,
'Ou, by the mortal, but it, was glad I
was when Michael 0 utiolly enmo brick
from liisf-hipwroek, and aised my shoul
der of my matrimonial dcojivcr.'
When, you reached the house of the
lato MeShatie, whnt did you and your
'Wiut iu, sir,' said I'etor, with the ut
'Gave Dinnn Mi-Shano as daceut a
wake as iver was secu out of onld Ire
land.' 'Now, Mr. Mulrooney, you have told
us yon were prosent when tho riot took
place. I wish you to state distinctly
who commenced it.'
I'd like to kuow, av it please ye,' said
Peter, humbly, as he smoothed tho
crown of his hat, 'I'd like to kuow av a
wire and nuderstaudin' gintlemr.u like
yourself can tell me, when two dark
clouds come together and strike light
niu', which of tho two struck first?'
'This is no answer. Clouds cannot be
comparod witli two parties of druukeu
'I think the answer quite portineut,
Biiid the attorney for the defense, with a
smile, 'for both men and clouds appear
to bo charged with fluid.'
Ah, alii' said Mr. 5ibu!ons, undoing
significantly at rotor; 'ah, ah! tho man
is no fool, I see.'
'I'd bo very sorry to contradict yer
experience, said Peter, smoothly; 'au
sure I'd liko to return tho compliment,
but for the virtuo of me oath."
'What kind of a piooo of road was it
whero this affair took place?' said the
attorney, angrily; 'was it straight or
Nath'rally it waR as straight and purly
a piece a road as voa would like to look
at ; but circ'umsti.utially it was an crooked
as a gentloraau that had lost his temper,'
'How do you make that out?'
Sure, 'twas tho liquor made the dif
'Oh, then, you confess to your party
haviug been drunk ?'
'It's my Barious opinion that it was
thom (iarmins that w.-s bating about
like a wreck at say, an' that my frieuds
behaved th.mielves like dicint paple;
but it is not aisy to say.'
When yon were at MoSuane's, did
you eat and drink?'
'Sure, sir, what did we go there for ?
Would you have us starviu' wid tho hun
ger on au occasion the likes of that?'
'Certainly not of course certainly
not. Now, please tell the jury what the
refreshments consisted of.'
'LiHhins of atiu and dhrinking,' said
Never mind tho eating; what kind of
drinking had you ?'
'Poteen,' said Peter, 'wid the true
flavor of tho pate about it.'
Poteen! poteen!' said the lawyer, as
if affecting ignorance of the liquor.
Pray, Mr. Mulrooney, will you oblige
me by stating what poteen is?'
Arrnh!' said Peter, slyly casting his
eyes at tho rubicund nose of his ques
tioner, 'as if he didn't know.'
The prosecuting attorney, with his
obnoxious nasal organ growiug redder
and redder, turned to tho bench and ges
ticulated vehemently. What ho said
could not bo hoard amid tho storm of
'Silence!' shouted the crier.
'Witness,' said the judge, absolutely
suortiug iu the effort to maintain a be
coming gravity, 'this cannot ho allowed
any louger. What is the reasou you
evade a direct reply to tho question ?
Answer him; he must bo answered. '
'Troth, sir, I'll do that thiug. Tho
r.iyson, sure, I supposed it was making
fun of me he was,'
'Why should you suppose that ?' said
tho attorney, fiercely.
'Uekase, as I looked at yer Veshuvius
of a nose, I thought yon innst have been
well acquainted with the crster.'
The jndges fell back und exploded;
the prosecuting attorney sank into a
chair as if a ten-pound shot had fallen
suddenly upon his head; the anditor
were almost purple in tho face, aud there
stood Peter, looking all about him with
a sort of inquiring wonder upon his face,
as if utterly unconscious of any cause
for such a noisy outbreak.
'Have yon done with tho witness?'
'Let him go,' said the attorney, sharp
ly; 'I can do nothing with him.'
Peter's eye now fairly twinkled. As
he left tho box ho drew down the cor
ners of his mouth with the utmost sov
'Anghl' he muttered; it 'ud take a doz
en littlo red nosed men to bate Peter
Mulrooney ayther with tongue or the
shillelah, 1 does be thinking.'
I he Oldest it) in A iiierlr.i.
Tli sin-it if .St.. A iifMist !!.", I'm.,
are nil v. ry ti;irr'..w, uiot-t of tii.-ni In inf.'
but tw. Ive feet iu wi.Ub, the oviihuug
ins? I..tle..i,i: s n urly mei-tii ej iu jil;nvi,
which wa'-Vii'itlc1, a great convenience
to the 1 1 1 ;J..'i'.rsh resident", who could
chut anil tdiunfl Imtiiln with their neigh
bors .vro's iho w.iy, or stab them with
ctpi.tl facility should circumstances jus
tify mHi a prow-ding. A hundred years
or so ago hornes or vehicles were not
nllowed infi lo thn ciy gnt.'p. Tho gar
dens ore well st:ic!!e l with a great va
riotyof hopionl fruit, ine'u bug lemons,
limes, orAngtvi, guavas, figs, bananas,
oliris, citrons nud pomegranates. The
dnte palm prows thriftily, but produces
1.0 fruit. Most, of the public edifices and
many of iho private dwell in en are bdiH
of coijniun, a ituiqno conglomerate of
fiuo shclli and Hand, found iu largo
iitiintitios 011 Annstasia island, at the
entrance of tho hirbrtr.
Tho ancient fortress of Sin Marco
(known since the change of fl'tgs as Fort
Marion) deserves more than a passing
notice. It wis constructed by t.l.iveand
convict, labor, nud was a hundred years
iu building. It was completed in lT5f!.
Its ca"telb'tod battlements, its formid
able bastioiid, wilii their frowning guns;
its lofty and imposing Bully-port, sur
rounded I y tlit royal Spauieh arms; its
moat, its drawbridge, its commanding
lookont, tower, and its massive moss
grown walls, all portray its antiqnity.
Within its walls are gloomy vaults and
dungeons. A subterrnueau pnnsago is
said to conuoot thy fort with a neigh
boring convent. Aueieut, partially dis
mantled, and for all purposes of defense
abaudoned forever, it still furnishes
food for fancy and reflection.
A hundred years in bnildiug ! How
many hopeless captives from rcrossthe
oa grow griit in its construction, and
with dying eyes gazed upward at the
massive, unfinished walls on which i-ue-eeeding
generations should toil and
sicken and din ns they bad done? A
hundred hopeless jearR dragged their
clow length over the wintorless earth
before the great work wan Quiche. I, The
architects who had devised its construc
tion were dend; those who had laid its
foundations were forgotten, aul even
the necessity for such an undertaking
had well uighp'F.se.l away ere tho last
s'.ono was h:id and the labor of n century
Although nt present but a show town
and city of bon'ding-houHCH, St. Angus
fine has bem tho theater of runuy
historical events, r.r.d the scene of nu
merous w.'is, sieges' nn 1 maHsaeros.
l'.mndcd by the Spaniards in 1505, it
was a place of note and importance
when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth,
more than half a century afterward. Its
narrow streets wire filled with life aud
activity, aud the population within the
confines of its walls lived aud died, and
bought and sold, for two hundred years
beforo the Declaration of Independence.
The old cathedral, with its chime of
rusty bells, aud the pls.u iu which the
remaius of the Spanish market house arc
still to bo seon, form interesting fea
tures of tho qnii'jt littlo city; aud,
taken as a whole, there is nothing to
conippro with it in tho United Statrs.
A jeweler of high standing stated that
some young ladies, whose parents keep
accounts with him, frequently want
somo ornaments for au eveuiug, and iu
stead of renting them from a louder they
got him to soud home for their mothei's
inspection some set that suits their fancy.
It is worn that veuipp, aud returned
tho uext day as unsuitable. This, and
other devices of a similar nature, are re
sorted to by Fcheruing females to deck
their person with valuable ornaments',
without incurring any expense other
than thotclliug of a few falsehoods.
Tho jewel-lender, however, has come
to the repcno of the jeweler, and by
renting his wares society can cover itself
with hired glory, sail under false pre
tenses, and create tho impression it de
sires so long as it is willing to pay tho
vulgar usurer for the borrowed plumage.
This business is increasing from year to
year, a -1 jewels aro loaned not ot.ly for
festal show, but are furnished for funeral-attending,
call.-:, and even shopping
A Texas newspaper gives t!io follow
ing news paragragh from Johnson coun
ty, in that State; 'A lndy was visited by
two of her lady frieds, who spent the
day with h'r. She told them of lately
having ooruo in possession of a large
sum of money, and that, the absence of
her husbind annoyed her breanse she
was afraid ot beiug robbed. That night
a ftannger stopped at her house, and
dnriug the night, beiug awakeue l by a
noise in the lady's room, ho looked
through the wiudow and saw two negroes
choking her in hor bed. He fired on
them nod killed both, and just then two
persons ft 'd from tho house. On inves
tigation it wris found that tho negroes
were the lady's guests disguised, and
it is supposed that tho two who fled
were their husband".
The diffoienoo between a woman and
an nmbrelht is that the latter can be
A Virgiuia paper hns been calling the
watermelon a green-bide monster.
Hints Tor Wash a.
Whether to huuk tha clothes over
night or not is a much disputed quos
lioti with housewives. Where puro cis
te rn water e .n be had it is doubtless an
aiivautsge; but to soak clothes in Lar-1
wt or sols the nta:ns rather than re
moves them, an I river water, ny.less fil
tered when drawn i ff in qu tutities. cs a
mlo o m'aiiis so nnnh mi:d that it is
apt to streak the clothes soaked in it for
fit,y eor.sidi rable time. Wringers are a
blessed inveutiou on the whole, al
though hard n buttons. Hut flannels
should not be pasel through them, as
they rub tho wool up into little hard
unps. Clothe should, if possible, bo
dried in the snu and iu tho open air,
sud 'never yet. did housewife notably
greet with a smilo a rainy washing day.'
Hut when M' ndny is rair.y it is not
always convenient to postpone the
weekly wash. Iu Hint case shoots aud
any other large while pieces which arc
uot to bo starched may ho hung out in
tho rain, which will bleach rather than
injure them. If possible, haug tho
smaller piescs in au unused room up
stairs, when tho rent may usually be dis
posed of by banging at night on lines
stretched across tho kitchen, whero the
heat of the firo will di v them before
morning. I'.IaukotH night never to bo
washed iu rainy weather. Select a
bright summer day for the work, and
let it bo done and through with. Have
two people to wring tl.oui. Mid ttrttch
nud pull them carefully when putting
on the lines. Theu pull and fold them
dry, aud put under profs instead of
A Sharp-Willed Judu'e.
A toiilp'.or bad sent a Marble Venus
to some international exposition or other,
and wheu it nv.o'ued its destination, lu!
one of the hands had hern huooke.1 off.
The furious artist brought suit ugaiust
tlie railryit.l company for dnuuigc-H, ami
ho j'nlge (who was the brother of the
railroad cotopui y's. president) deeMed a;j
If a work of art i one of f ransceudcut-
al merit Its value is not impaired by
mutilation. Thus, the Venus of Mdo,
though both arms Live been broken off,
is nevertheless of priceless worth. Ou
the other hand, a stutuo f a common-
placo aud inferior character is robbed of
most of its v.tluo by such an accident.
It reru.iius f r tho arist, therefore, to
aid tho court iu appraising the value or
Ob, the statue!' sni 1 the artit, hun
grier for ga;r than for glory; 'the tutu
didn't amount to much it was what you
have called a commonplace an ! inferior
piece of work in fact, I may ray it was
'Mr. Clerk,' said the judge, the plaiu-
tiff swears that bis statno was almost
worthless, consequently I will allow him
live frau's dainige, which, on his own
showing, is very liberal, the judgment
not to carry costs. I thought I had him
either way. Oil the ui xl oso.
Anecdote of n Celebrated Doctor.
The renowned Df. Ahernethy was a
mau of sharp wit au l biting tongue, but
was sometimes brought up with a sharp
turn. Ou ono occasion the doctor was
forced to own that ho had tho worst of
it. The etory uius thus: He was sent
for ono day in great haste by an inn
keeper, whope wife had in a quarrel
scratched his face with hor nails to suMi
an extent thot tho poor man was bleed
in? aud ranch disfigured. Ahernethy
thought this an opportunity not to be
lost for admonishing the offender, aud
said, 'Madam, are jon uot ashamed of
yourself to treat your husband thus the
husband who is tho head of nil your
head, in frc?'
'Well, doctor,' fiercely rctnrncd the
virago, 'and may 1 not scratch my own
A gentleman once asked Abornethy
if ho thought the moderate uso of suuft
would 'injure the brain.'
'No, Mr,' v.hs the doctor's prompt re
ply; 'for t.o man with a single ounce of
brains would ever think of taking snntT.'
Iniiipai'atito Mroiurth or FvplosMCs.
The report of tho l'nito.1 States board
of army engineers, just published, pre
sents the following iLtoi-os'jiig tii.'le us
the result of two vi-nrs' thorough trial
of the relative uVieroy of the various
modem explosives, taking ordinary dy
nariito as the standard: Dynamite, No.
1, 100; gun cotton. 87; dualin, 111; rond
rcek, !'t: dynamite, No. 1!, si; Vulcan
powder. s-J; mica powder. 811; nitro fcly
eorino, SI ; Hercules powder, No. 1, IOC;
Hercules powder, No. 2, H.'t.
Lyons hhot Van Doren in se'f defense
at Vevpy, lnd., last yeir.but did not kill
him. They lived on aljoiuiug farms,
and so had the convenience for keeping
the quarrel going. A few days ago Ly
ons' sou said that his father had need
lessly bungled the job of shootiug Van
Doren. and proposed to undertake it
himself. Ho lay in wait by the roadside
for Von Djren, who was coming from
the village on hor. eback, and, when his
victim got opposite, coolly rested a gun
across the feuce, tok a;in very deliber
ately, and shot him through the '-rain.
'I guess that was a success,' tho mur
derer remarked as he and a neighbor ex
amined the detnl man.
ITEMS OF (iKM'HAL IMEKKST.
A boy of six years was Pinftherod pt.
Wake, N. C, while playfully hiding in
The Ooorgia State tax this year in
only thirty-five cents on tho ono huu
Thirteen hundred pieces of property
were fo'd 011 sale day in Charleston, S.
C., for Htite tax.
A Sau I Vaucisco man was caught alter
ing the figure:; on his mother'., tomb
stone, his o! ject being to make th date
suit his purpose in a lawsuit.
Two alligator eggs hovo been pn
Rented to the editor of tho Sanford,
Fin., Journal, ea h measuring sotoii
and a quarter inches in length by five
aud a qnaifrin diameter.
M. Augusle Heunessy, who died re.
crutly at C ignac, l'rat:ciit the age of
sevcnty-c'gl t, was a member of th"
French senate, but was much latter
known ns a producer of brandy.
Americans are making lioavy purcunm s
of hoop ii'ou in I'.vglani'. One firm
in South Staffordshire is winking at mi
order comprising l.O'io tons, and it is
looking for furlher business of tho ramo
Several of the bed known of Mr.
Saukoy's and Mr. I'.iiss' hymns are being
translated at Luckuow, India, into tho
vernacular of the.t country, for uso iu a
Christian church of which nuativt is the
Georgia j npi rf eo;;iid am of unscrup
ulous pei'Pi :ih killing of)' the trout in
the taonu'.iii'j s' reums by i t,.!(cin:g tor
pedoes iu t .:o 1 i'cji poo is wht. re I ho flsli
eougregiite, u:- ! a; pen: to iV !eghl 1
tute to stop it.
Toe CaicnKo, IS t:k Jshu-.u aud I'ncilio
railroad hns j ist paid off a moi tir ie of
i:j,"u0,0'0 which wua held ou all of its
property. 'J'no i.e:' rumen! boiv ;'4',,oil(i
worth of revenue stttii'-i i.n 1 !i;l 1m on
stai'ding th': 01; yeui: .
Within tiio p:.sl twelvemonth -10,-000.000
ha-, lvr,: xr:icted from the
reiue:, ut l.:a lv;llo. nud tho tiold to-day
ifi ct;nif-d -t i;!.r-t5t sl,.ooO,('in j-fi-mouth.
The pi pui'it- ai is steadily 'in
creasing, and tho town ilsolf i-. a pin
feet hive of industry.
Daring the month o! duly, there
worn exported from HoMou, New York,
Philadelphia, Haltimori , Sau riai eiRcti
and other I'uiteJ Sta'os port-, fitMCiJ 2so
('Hons oi potrolt 11111 and pc'roleim:
products, tl:o aggregate vii:io of wiiieh
araoui.tod to Sl.'Jvli'l.
dipt. Limbert K.'aus, wli'loon b-.r.rt
his schooner, in Cucsapoafcc bsy,
dreamed twice the same iiUiht that his
vessel was run down by 11 "'earner a.l
that he w.is dror-ned. :i In nr or so
sifter tho M'hooiur was r-trock by n
steamer, and the captain knocked over
board and seen no more.
It is stated fs tho result of experience,
by old railroad engineers, that in all
cases of apprehonde l collision, if (he
speed of the triin cannot be t fl'-cMi'illy
cheeked, and a collision b.- itns.voMnhto,
the safest course is to got all the speed
possible, as the rl we:t train invariably
receives tho most damage.
A Philadelphia In lr h the owner of
a vahible relic iu the shipe of n niiiiiu
seript c py of Wesley's nymns in the
handwriting of their author. Thebo'.k
desccuded to this Inly from her grand
father, to whom it was giveu iu partial
payment of a d. bt by the sou of tho man
who printed the (irs! edition of thehymio'.
A Jacksonville, I"io. , druggist, has a
ppleuuid young mocking bird that will
go and come as onion d, turn somer
saults, run around in a circle, march,
fetch aud carry, hoj on one foot, pick up
coin, and do many other pffty tricl's.
He leaves his c:igo at will, goes um
comes as he liko.s, an I seems to idolize
Dandelions are not only cultivated
largely iu France, when- they are highly
esteemed for preens, but are also frown
quite plentifully nronud Hoston for tins
purpose, l.irge qunntitns are forced
for early sale under glass. Tho roots
arc transplanted from the Molds ill S;p
teruhor and net 111 a bed prepared for
luring H recent aMrotic cutest m
New York, nearly all the records wore
beaten. Amot.g the fiv.l'i performed
were: A S'vc'i-i;hIo walk in l)fly-lU.
minutes and tliiity-ai and n-half see
onds; t one hundred-yard run in forty
nice ami onc-ti'ghth seconds; 11 mi!.' inn
iu four minutes nud thirty-seven '-'-id
Major Pierre Civagni'i, the P.ritish
resiiten. who died iu the r.treit 1 of C'
bul, wan ! l'onnp.irte through his de
scent on the nistr-i uid side, from Luoien,
prince of C-mii.o. The first of the Ho
napartos to full in tltjht hnvo both met
death in the current year, iu English
uuiforms, against savage enemies, and
iu contests which had not. even tho dig
nity of battl es.
Tho true n;v. x of this (viptiueiit is a
grand plateau, OODI) feet above t!io h vol
of the sea, in tie 11 )cky rumulain 10
giou botwern t'.ic Yollowst-ouo livi 1 aud
Orreu Kivcr City. There are Iho waters
of the 'Two O.'ohus,' a npiiug whoso
wub'rs aro divided in a pars of Ihnt
name, audwloch flow fin the one pi lo to
the Ct ilfof Mexico via the Yo!h -ws t' lio
atul the M s-onri, r.n 1 ou the other to
Iho Pacific ocean through toe Columbia