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aud Friday at H o'clock A. M., and Wilming
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leave Fayottovillo on Mondays and Thursdays
at H o'oluok A. M., ai'd Wilmington on Tue
davs and Friday at I o'clock l'.M., connecting
with the Western lttilroad at Kajottevillo on
Wednesdays aud Baturdajs.
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Attorney at Law,
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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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FAYETTEVILLE. N. C.
Tlii' Vclliiw rVvcr FeHivnlcseont.
A nnn redeemed from di l.tlis of th-rni anil Urn
Might piBH, still 'iKVirin, into Aretio air,
ho I, bereft of all my honrt'n dimre,
I'atK from hot auguiih to a cold despair.
Tho flaming cloudn tbat bound a frenziod brain,
H Whut nero tbo pangK their vaorons tortnrn
To this keen Rword tbriiiil, sharp with stooly
ty uiinhiallied lkaxou given to wakening
I ga.i) i.o moro ou feveroua phaiilorua wilJ;
1 1 nl , in their atead, darkened by strange
Ktiil fcrms, that oaco (oh God') were nifo and
Ah! flunlom oyes. Ab! blanched, unuiur
Death ! Death ' remorsclei-s Death ! why
ahouhM tbon spare
Tljtdu IijcUh, half gray, o'crsuoweil by white
To tnlue thy fiugt rs wau iu goldt n hair ?
Why pass tho o'er-riptned weed to Mast tho
llowt rs ?
Twin flowers were they ! A matron roro tbat
Her ropebud daughter's virgin brow and oje,
S'etptd in mild love, like that ethi roal Clint
Which lirtt beduwed tho vales of l'sradii-o!
And now liko sonio'poor withered prop I stand
Midmoht an autnmn garden, lopnod and low;
Stripped through tbo uniting of Doatb's treach
For every bound-like, wind to bay my woe!
And now I glance, bowlliTered, weary, loci,
Vainly from Earth to Heaven. A number pall.
Touched by a mocking radiancn, chill hh froid,
O'ertwccpa tho light, and dttiktuB swallows
Vet through the darktioes, down tho clouded
(Ilow softly sweot, bow puro, though faint
I hear, at length, the whinpored voice of Hope,
i c.i(cu tuo gleam or ouo nayntorioiis Star.
Forlu! thotimo draws neir, that nacred mom
Whtso balmy power hath all I'.uth's griefs
The light I ceo is llethlchcm'H Htar, reborn;
Tho voice I he.u, tho forecast vnicoof Chiist!
I'm i. n. Havm:.
Thnt's uiy unruo, for father Rai.1 tliern
wiisn't u better burRO on tho river thnu
tho rnnlenec, iiuil if I wns cnllod tho
sumo ho wns Hiiro there wouM uyvor lio
a belter girl,
l'oor fatlmr! Ho wan always very fmiil
of mo, ami my onrlieBt rcmemhrQUco.sare
of Kittitip on tho tillor and having a rid,
when Lo Btocxl there of nu evening steer
ing tho bnrgo, wit'i tbo grrnt einunmon-
red tail CUeil out by tbo wind, mi .1 the
water funming nuil bubbliuR by in an we
run up tho river towonl tho bitf city,
whero Ibo ahipa lay eloso together iu
lock ami against the wharven, emptying
their lomls or waiting for others before
goiug nwny across tho suaH.
I lined to think our barge, whioh was
a very munll billy-boy, if you know
what that is if you dou't 1 must tell
yon that it's a bargo built with roumloJ
emit) nud low bulwarks, meant for car
rying loads np rivers, bnt built also to
bo ablo to go out t j nea a littlo while,
running along tho coatit 1 uncd to thiuk
our bargo, I say, n very, very largo ship,
till I grew old enough to compuro it with
thoho that pawod us going up or down
tho river, and then it used to seem to mo
that it would bo wouderftilly fluo to go
on board ouo of those great ships and
go sniliug away far away across tho
ocean, instead of just coasting along to
Sheeruess and up tho Medway, as wo
used t j go yonr after year, loaded derp
dowu in the water with pottery or hops,
or even bricks.
I can't tell you how my child-life slip
ped away, living with mother and father
on board that bargo, in n little bit of a
cabin with a tiny stove; all I know is that
I was very hnppy, and tbat I never hard
ly went ashore, and wlu-n I did I was
frightened and wantod to get buok, nud
at lrent I seomod to Luvo grown all at
ouco into a grout girl, and father nud I
Yes, quite alone, for mother had left
us vory mldouly, aud wo had been
ashore at Sheeruess, father nud I, aud
oauio ba-.-k from tho funeral nod were
sitting oj tbocahiu hatch, before I could
boliovo it was anything but a terrible
dream, and that 1 should not wnko and
fliul that she was nlivo ouco more, as
blithe and ohoeiy as ever, ready to tako
the tillor or pull at a rope, tho sumo as
I did when father wantod uuy heli.
Father was a changed man after that,
and as a couple of years slipped by tho
work ou tho barge fell moro aud mo-o
into my bauds, and I used to smilo to
myself as I saw how big and rod and
Btroug they had growu. For father grew
qaiet aud dull day by dny, and used to
have a Btone bottlo tlllo.l wheuever ho
weut ashore, aud then Hit with it iu the
cabiu all alone till I called him to como
uud help with tho sail.
Our barge was well known all alxmt
tho mouth cf tho river and far up beyond
tho bridge; aud somehow, I dou't kuow
bow it was, tho men on tho different
boats wo passed had always a kind h ail
or a wavo of tho hand for tin, as we
glided by, if wo wore too far oft for the
friendly shout to reaoh us.
Hometimes I'd run tbo barge pretty
clone to tho great ships and steamers.,
inward or outward bound, so as to look
at the ladies I saw ou board; not that I
oared to do go very often, because it seem
ed to make me sad; for the faces I looked
on seemed t j bo so different to mine that
I felt as if I was another kind of being,
aud it uod t nit me wundoriu; nud
miiko mo thin':; and a, r.m-'i times
leaned against the til'er and dre.imod nud
drearued in s w;ikii)i.' 'a'.liion of how I
would like to rni I m I wiite nud work,
us I had seen la lies sitting nud reuding
Rud working.outhudecksof thebitr ship?,
under tho uwuiug; nud then I hnd to pet
my (Iron ma aside and bare a pull at the
iiheet or fako a re; f in tho sail because
tho wind frohhenol, an I all my dreams
I dou't thiuk poor fnthor meant it uu-
kiudly.but ho seemed to grow moro aud
more broken and helpless every dny; and
this frightened mo, and mado mo
work to kcop t'10 bargo clean uud chip
shape, lest the owners should come on
board and see things slovenly, and find
fault with father aud dismis him, nud
that I knew would break his heart, ft j
I worked ou, nud iu a dull heavy way
father used to thank me; aud the time
glided on, till ouo any, as we wore lying
off Suitthcnd, with sen glassy nnd not
wind enough to fill tho Bails, I felt nv
cheeks begin to burn as I leaued baek
against tho tillor, aud woiil.l not turu
my head, because I could hear n bout
being sculled nloug toward us, and I
kuow it wes coming from tho great lco
board bargo lying nsteru.
'He's coming to seo father,' I raid to
myRelf at last iu a choking voice; aud ai
a buil camo f wan obliged to turu, and
there stood up in the littlo boat bo wan
sculling with nu o ir over tho stem Jnhu
Drove, in his dark trousers, blue jersey
and s?nrlet cap; aud m I saw his mil
burnt face and brown arms aud bauds I
felt my heart beating fast; nnd knew ho
was not coming to see father, but to seo
Wo had hardly ever spoken, but I had
known John (irovo for years now, and
we had nodded and waved bauds to one
another often nud often nu wo hnd pass
ed np nnd dowu tho river.
Heave m a rope, my la-s,' ho said as
ho tamo clo:o in; and I did it dreamily,
aud as soon as I had duuo so 1 begau to
1 nil it back, but it was too lute; be hnd
hitched it nrmiud tho thwart of bis boat
uud wns up and over tho side before (
coul l etir; aud then ho stood looking
doau upon me, while 1 felt sometimes
Lot nud sometimes coi l, nud as ii I
could not speak.
Do you want to seo father? 1 said nt
No my Iiihs,' he said, ipiietly I want
to Bee you.'
'Moi' I faltered, with my fuee burn
ing, 'les, you, my lass, h said; an l
his haudsomo brown face lit up, nud ho
looked so manly as he laid his hand on
'Prudence, my gal;' bo said, 'we're
both youug yet, for I'm not nix aud
tweuty.but 1 thought it was timo I spoke
'Spoko to nic?' I Baid, with my face
'Yes my lass, Bpoko to you, for wo've
been courtiug now a matter of four
'Oh, John' I oriexl, buruliug out
laughing and feeling more at my case,'
why, we've hurdly spoken to ouo auoth-
'That's nice,' ho said, drawing a long
'Over again? What?' I snid.
'Call mo John,' ho replied.
'Well then, John,' I criod hastily
'That's right, Prudence; but as I was
going to say, not spoken to one another!
Well, how could, wo nlwnje tnking our
turns nt tho tiller as wo were? Hut all
the same, my lass, I've been always
conrtiug of you, night nud tiny, these
four years, aud looking out aud longing
for tho timo when the rrudeuco wjuld
come in sight and I could give you a
lnil and get n wavo of tho baud back.'
I oould feel tho color comiug into my
cheeks again ns I heard him spent,
aud kuow how anxiously I had looked
ont for his bargo coming up or down
tho river; nnd thou I began wondering
wbnt it all meant, nud soou knew.
'Prudence, my lass,' ho said, 'I 'vo sav
ed ttu dollars, all my own, aud our
owurr has just giveu mo tho commaud
of a new bargo, with as pretty a cabiu
iu as you'd wish to see; aud ho, my hiss,
I thought I'd ask you if bo na now we've
beeu courting four years you wouldn't
como to mo and be my wife?'
'No!' I said, 'no,' and shook my brad,
'i belong to my father, aud 1 could
never leave him never.'
Mint you'll bnvo to some day, Pru
dence,' ho Baid, lo-.'king dreadfully down
hearted and miserable.
Xo,' I snid, 'I shall nevt.r leave him;
ho wants mo moro and more every day,
and I must stay.'
'Prudence,' ho snid sharply, 'you
aiu't playing with me, are you?'
'Playiug with you?'
'Yos; I meau you aiu't goiug tr tako
up with miy ono else, aud go aboard any
other barge uo, no,' he cried, 'I won't
be so mean as to aik you that. But, Pru
dence, dear, some day you may have to
leave bim, aud when you do, will you
please recollect ns John Grove loves you
better than aught else iu tho wide world,
and is waiting for yon to come?'
'Yes, John,' I said simply.
'You meau it, Prudence?' he cried iu
delight, as he caught my band.
'Yes, John; I don't kuow auybody
else, aud there's no one as cares for me.'
'Huudreds on the river,' he said sharp
ly. Then I dou't care for them, John,' I
said Bimply; a -id if yon like me, and I
ever dc - leave oh, dear! wlia! am I say.
I sat down ou a f. i..!'T mi l covered
my face Willi n y coarsi red bauds, uud
begau lo cuy; but be took my bunds
down, and looked Ion;; nud lovingly in
my face, with hia great, boii'-st brown
eyes; ni'.l tlieu he couldn't speak, but
seemed to choke. A', last he gasped out:
'Thanky, rrudenee, tluuiky. I'm o
iiig away now to wait, for you'll e un to
mo some day, I know,'
I tlidu't answer him.
For the time may come, mylars when
you'll beall ulouein tho world; and when
it dors come, there's the cabiu of tha
Botsy Ann, clean nnd painted up, and
waiting for you just as her maater's wait
He weut quietly over the side and cast
off tho rope, nnd wns gone boforo i knew
it; aud I sat- there iu tho clra nfti -noou
nud evening, bometimes crying, some
limes feeling hopeful, nnd with n sonso
of joy nt my heart mieh m I Dbvcr hnd
And so that cvoninf; deepened into
night, with the barge a quarter of a mile
nstorn of us, nud no wind coming; only
the title to btilp us on our way.
It must have b?ou about teu o'clock at
night, wheu I was forward aeeing to the
light hoisted mi to keep nuythbg from
running into uh, when I henr.l father
come stumbling up from the cabin, and
make as if to come forward to me.
'Pruo,' he criod, True!'
'Yes, father; eomiurr,' I said ; nnd thou
I uttered a wild shriek, nnd rubbed to
ward whero tho boat hung astoru by a
painter, hauled her up and climbed in;
for uo sooner had I miswerod than I
heard n ory and a htuvy splash, nud I
kuew father had gone overboard.
I was iu the boat in a moment, nud
had tho scull over the stern, paddling
nwny iu tho direction thnt tho cry hud
come from; but, though I fancied iu
those horrible minutes that I saw n
hand stretched out of the water, nskiug
na it were for he!p,I paddled and sculU i
about till I was fur from our barge, and
then Bank dowu woru-ont to utter a
uvmn of horror, and sob,' 'Oh, father!
what shall I do?'
'Is that yon, Prudence.?' said n voice.
'Yes, John, yes,' I cried, looking out
through the darkuoss, out of whicl a
boat seemed los:nl till it was alongside,
when John stretched out bis hand and
'Q lick!' I gasped, 'saw him, John fa
ther gone overboard!'
'Wheu jou shrieked ont, Pnu?'
'Yes, yes,' I wailed; 'oh, save him!
'My poor lass,' he said, 'that's a good
quarter of an hour ago, nnd the tide's
running strong. boon paddling
about ever siuee, trying to find you, for 1
wect un to the bargo aud you were gone.
'But father,' I wailed; 'father save
'My poor littlo lass,' ho snid tenderly,
'I'd jump into tho water now if you
bid mo, but what cnu I uo,you kuow,
lYndeui'e; what can I do?'
I did uot answer, for I did kuow that
ho nius. have boon swept far away be
fore then; nud I was begiuumg to feel
that I was along quite alone iu the
It wai quite six months after thnt John
erae auhore from his bargo to tho cot
tage, woro I wa staying with his moth
er and had beou ever sines ho bad
brought me there, without seeing him to
Break to, only to wave my hand to him
as bo sailed by. That evening he came
nud looked wistfully at mo aud Baid but
little, au.l nt last his time was up aud he
proposed to Bail.
Iwalkeldown to tbo boat with him,
and on the way ho told nio that ho bad
got leave to alter the name of hisb nrge,
nnd it was f illed the Prudence, too ;
nud then without a word about the past,
ho was snyiug good bye, when 1 put m
huuds in bin uud said quietly :
Johu, dear, J bnveu't forgot my
'Aud you nro alone now, Prii'!cui,
my livii,' be cried, eagerly.
'Xo, Johu, no,' I said softly, ai the
tears ran dowu my cheeks ; 'I never
shall be while you livo.'
Never, my lass, never,' ho cried.
'And you'll be my little wife?'
'Yes, John, yes ; I promised yon.'
'Wheu I c mie baek from this voyage?'
'Yes, John, wheu yfni will,' I said,
nnd with ouo lo.ig Irunl pressure we
parted, and I weut back to wait uuother
month, and thou I wns hia happy little
And thcro seemed no change, for I
was ouco more ou the river or out at
sea, leuuing upon tho tiler aud gazing
straight before me, with the gulls wail
ing as they wheeled nud dipped Hud
skimmed or settled upon the water ;
while the soft wind gently stirred the
priut hoo l that was lightly tied over my
wicd-m til d hair. Oaly ft bargeman's
young wife living ou the tide, but very
happy ; for John often points to the
great ships that pass us, with their cap
tains in gold laeed caps, aud ns he docs
so bo whispers
'Xotwith the best among them, Prno;
not with tho best ; I wonldu't even
change places with a king.'
And if ho is as happy sii I, d-ar John
Writs of attachment love letters.
Xou'l I'M' of .Medicine.
A physician who had charg" of a free
nispr usury in I'-elund relates this comi
cl nroudotc: fine morning I remarked
llr.l there was an unu-u dly large num -ber
of persona in the waiting-room of
the dispensary, many of them flne,bloom
ing girls, who looked ns uuliko persons
requiring the physician us possible.
'What, do you wnut, M igfjie?' I asked
of the li rut of theso who presented her
self. 'Mother sent me,' she Faid, dropping
a courtesy, 'for a couple of doses of oil,'
nud sho handed me a small bottle, which
To my surprise, they all wanted tho
name. 'A little oil, doctor, if youplaise.'
Well, castor-oil is au innocent medicine,
nud uot likely, I thought, to bo used as
au article of diet. Hil filled each of tho
bottles with the oil, wondering much
wbnt sort of epidemic this was thnt seem
ed to have attacked eo many familieB.
Nut Sunday, on coming into the villago
church, tho mystery was solved. There
was nu unmistakable odor iu tho air,
and tho unusually f leck hair of mauy of
tho boys nnd girls bore witness to tho
use tho oil had been put to. The next
dispensary day there wns quite a crowd
iu tho waiting-room, evidently wanting
oil. I wns prepared for this, aud nu-uo-.iiiced
that uo persons should receive
castor-oil who did not require it for their
own use, and that ns this wns a medicine
for internal nnd not external use, the
applicant must swallow it in my presence.
O;io -half of my visitors left the waiting
room that day without coming iuto tho
diupensary to see me; aud as they pass
ed the window, I oonld peioeive that in
spite of their disappointment they en
joyed the joke.
ft ( Hied Her.
A youug lady, well kuowu iu fashiou
nolo circles of Edinburgh, was necus
Joined to uso hor eyeglass iu tho Htreet
iu a way that often bordered on imperti
nence. Ouo day sho received a stinging
rebnko, which made her drop tho impu
dent habit. While waking iu the street
with several other fashionable ladies bIio
met a country clergyman, a uinu of emi
nence and keen wit, but ungainly iu np
penriwco and rough in itttire. Putting
hor glass to tho eye, sho watched him
Tiio clergyman was quito equal to tho
emergency , Wulkiug directly to ber,
'My dear Marie, bow do you do? How
are your worthy father aud venerable
mother? nud when did you como to
Overwhelmed with surprise, Bho snid,
with Bomc alarm:
You aro mistaken, sirP
What! is it possible,' he replied, 'that
you do not know nio?'
'Indeed, I do uot, sir!'
'Neither do I you,' said tho minister.
Ciood morning, madam.'
Making a ceremouioiiH bow, he walk
ed away, while hor compauions laughed
at tho bold (. irl for tho rebuff sho had
received. Her eyeglass wna never used
ngain to quiz stiiiugers.
The apparatus for taking dowu, re
moving and placing in perpendicular
position iuOoutral park, New York, tho
obelisk, tho mate to tho one whioh was
transported to London at great expense
aud erected on ihe Thames embankment
last yeor which has been presented by
Egypt to that city, has just beeu com
pleted and was shipped for its destina
tion. It consists of two frames, com
posed of roll iron beams, plates, chan
nels, etc., to Mipport two bearings,
upon which aro a pair of iniuuious,
which will bo fastened to the obelisk at
tho centre of gravity. Wheu placed iu
position the foundation will bo removed
from under the obelisk, and the im
mense monolith, weighing 'J0.i tous, will
then be swung iu n horizontal position,
the same as n caution, lowered to tho
ground by jaskscrews nnd placed iu a
cradle prepared for that purpose. It
will then be transported to tho seaboard
and shipped to Now York. There the
same apparatus will bo used to erect
the obelisk in n permanent position.
Eie'i of the trunnions weighs seven tous,
nud workmen have been engaged ou them
night nnd tiny for the last twelve
K it'll Men Cheating the (ioei nniei;t.
The receipts from the tax on the capi
tal of banks nud bankers, other thau
natinual and savings batiks, has dceliued
heavily for some timo past. Treasury
t'lli-'ials attribute this unexpected loss to
tho revenue to tho deliberate evasion of
the law by wealthy banking firms, prin
cipally of New York, who, having branch
honsos iu Europe, so ninnnge their af
fairs as to charge nil their capital to the
foreign branche.. They nro thus enabled
iu their returns to the internal rt venne
collector to state that they have no cap
ital, aud thus escapo pnymeut of tho tax.
The nttcntiou of C'ougress will, doubt
less, be called to this trick by the com
missioner in order thnt tho necessary
remedial legislation may be enacted.
The gold minea in Fauquier couuty,
Vn. . aro said to he vety rich, if they
could be developed. Some of tho ore is
worth $2" a ton, nnd the gold extracted
is worth 321 an ounce.
Hie SiiL'nr lleef linNiiti.v.
An expert Hunt by the department of
agriculture to examine the culture of
the beef root uud its m oiufnctiire into
suiji-r as practiced iu hcvoiuI places iu
this eouutry, has returned to Washing
ton and reports tho ( Sperim- uts to bo of
a piomisiug character. M iii.0 seems
best adapted for this wark, nnd iu tint
State admirable- progress bus been made.
About 1,2-jO acres of the root have been
grown tUis year, aud it is expected that
tho refined sugar enno can be manufac
tured at a cost of between six aud seven
cents a pound, nud perhaps cheaper.
A safe outside estimate, it is said, gives
the cost of production and manufacture
at ?10 a ton of tho roots, from which
160 pounds nf sugar cau be made.. J'.e
siJcs tho crop in Maine, M cwnehu'ietts
has raised this year about :i00 acres ol
sugar beet, oud there ore besides iso
lated patches in M irvlund, 1 lehawnre,
Pennsylvania, N" York and other
States, The working of il e principal
mgar beet-root mannroctcry, at. Port
land, Maiue, is watched with interest,
as the profitable production of tho root
depends largely on the successful and
cheap reduction of the mgar from the
beet. The experimoutti made last year
in drying tho beet au 1 nubsequeutly
extracting tho sugar were not sno.i'cssful,
iu a pecuniary point of view, u:n! mm
uot likely t ) bo repeated. IVr.-Mers in
the sugar beet -roo: belt uro fivi;i'
snbect moro und more attention,
one thousand acres will probably be
planted in sugar beets iu M -raaehusi tin
next year if (Lo work at tho Portland
mauufiietoi v is considered satisfactory.
Premonitions of lluniesit kliess.
B b Burdotte, who lias boon milking
au extended tour through the Inti-h
provinces, evidently understands the
symptoms of homesickness, ns tho fol
lowing from bis pen indicate:
Wheu a inim (and Mrs. Man) bnve
l oi n roa'uing about tho country until
To wonder if the baby will know them,
If their sister has gone iuto a convert;
If tho folks will bo g'.n-t to seo them
If the house, will look homo-like nud
If the rent has gone en all tho i atnc
while they have beeu gone;
If tho burglars have got iuto it and
cleaned it out (the hoiue, not the reuti;
If Jcuuie is lea.iv to c 'ine back, alul
where she is;
If nil tho things will;; i info Ihr-trunk :
To see piaets that remind them oi
To complain that they aro neglected
if tho home-folk don't write live limes n
To hope thnt Morawou't have ll'dloV.
hair cut before they get home;
If Annie John w home, and why
doesn't i-ho write;
To wonder whether Mrs. Millet or
Mrs. McArtbur or Mrs. Moicuuihu will
be over to the house first;
What Mrs. Pilliug will say ?
If the wall paper has inol lo 1 ';
If moths have got into tho earpots ?
If there isn't moro expense than sal
ary iu this sort of thing ?
It is a sigu that they nro liable to be
homesick at a nioiutnt's notice.
Singular Trait in yoiiiiuc bird-..
A gentleman iu the Jliieky mouut.iius
has ma le a discovery iu regard to the
habits of swallows which is very inter
esting, to say tho least of it. The male
uud female make a nest in some shelttr
ed place, where they raise a l'.tlle In nod,
taking all the care of them imaginable.
After they are growu np nud aro able to
take care of flu msch e, the mother lays
some more cpr;a, and when they me
hatched out. both father, mother and the
older brothers nud sisb is it!l eupace in
supplying the little mien with food.
Thin is n most singular f.u t, and lias
ut ver boforo been uotic: l, so far a:
known. The jouug birds that are able
to lly about cneao in the hin t for
grasshoppers, moths, etc., which tiny
carry to their little bioih 'is and sister
in the nests, fee, ling them with a much
care ns if (hey were, in fact, then' pa
rents. In the hot r ml ber the liny
swallows are almost sweltered w ith lit at,
and lio in tluvr hot nests, pimlinp and
unhappy, until they get large ci. u ;h to
go out in tho world and do i-om.-tiiii?,:
for themst Ives. Tiiey must be su( plie.l
with water in some way by the ol 1 birds,
who probably bring il to I hem in their
A I.omiii ill Natural (listen.
The chirping and smgiug of the
cricket and grasshopper are frequently
apokeu of ; but they do i;ot sing tin y
tiditle. By rubbing wings nud le's to
gether in such a manner peculiar to
the species these insects product' the
sound which cbaraeteri-o them. Per
haps our best insect instrumental per
former is the 'katydid.' Each wing
contains a little taraboriue, aud by the
opening and shutting of the wings theso
are rubbed against each other nud pro
duce the sound of "kuty-did she-did,'
which cau bo heard at a Ion? distance
and gives the insect its rmojo. These
sounds are supposed to bo usi fill iu
eunbliug inseits to fiud t'ueir mates, or
they may iudulge in them for their ow n
gratification, aud to add to the general
harmony of nature.
liK.tis or ;i:.m:i!.vi, imfhf.m.
A pennyroyal factory at Wnlnut Hill,
III., has utilized K7 tons of tho herb
No matter how much u candidate
itches for lliee, he never likes to be
Acorn plnut csu produce four then
snud fold; but fifty-fold is not iar from
The New Orleans C'ltiEeiis' saving
bank went into voluntary liquidation,
there being no loss ti depositor i.
Iu the Bo.stou Mipreme court, tbo
jury awardod j?-l.r,fj:j:J to John E. Green,
who los! a leg at the Wollastou disaster
ou the Old C jlouy railroad ou O.i ober
H, IbTS. Oreeu sued for !?'),0UO.
A Jersey cnnalicr stifforiug from a
tooth bun a dentist to pull it, when upou
blood bet;au flowing from tho wound,
and in spito of the efforts of the physi
cians could not bo stopped, mid tho mau
died of exI'Midion.
Auy obfoi'vtr will notice: that the bor.'-es
and mules employed for heavy team
ing are f niiicli largi-r size thuu thoso
lived a few years ni'o. Farmers who uro
breeding hor.-.es for side will do well to
;udkc u un!? 1 1 :his.
Oa four contiguous e-.Ute-s in York-
rliire, E'lgland, a hundred nnd ( igUty
f.u-ms KrodtfserVd; over twenty est ;tos
:i mother shire nro being or will b'J
fiii-taed by landlords for want of .he ten
ants who uro c;o'i!gt'i A-uetici.
1 )r. A'c 4 .-ays that n man who uses
l.'ii cuts off Oiie-thirdof his life. 11:0
ioetor may bo right, but yoie can't cou-
v.nce lue uyiug mau oi e'gmy yearn,
who has u;ed tea uli his life, that if be
had l.f-ver t isted the btveiago ho would
now be over ono hundred.
A train loaded with coal and marble
was thrown from, the track near Poult
ncy, Voruioti', by ft misplaced (.wild;.
Ihe truck wu-. so blockaded that n track
had t-j be ccui-ti noted around the wreck.
Some of the marble blocks weihed fitly
tons,nud will biivetobo blasted to be r'i
tuoved. A memorial shaft of granite appropri
ately inscribed, lias been rai-od t i tho
memory ol Major Andre, who was the
medium through which Benedict Arnold
proposed to surrender West Point- to the
British. Tl:" shaft wns e rected on the
pot w he-re And re was buried in New
A New .leifey man who bad been
luuie for many years iu consequence
of the i hoitt ring oi tho smews of
uioof Ih'h lcgM, recently fell iu nieh a
pus, In. n n.i t i etraigUb u the limb, and
although the pain was excrueiutii g, the
inews were M retched to their former
b uj'th, and ho can now walk without
The euoiiiidUH work already per
formed by the national board o? health
in disinfecting Memphis is not gener
ally kuowu, and cau scarcely be realized
by any citizen. There buve been used
iu this ilisinfecti"g biuiness ITD.Klo
;oiiudiie)f copperas, 0,01)0 barrels of lime,
t'J barrels snlihtir. 1,215 pemndsoulphiibs:
if 7.iuc, Vi barrels carbolic ncid, and
1 ,2ihi pulloua of zinc iron.
It will scarcely seem credible that mi
instrument so fragile in appearance as
the violin should bo able to resist tho
tension to which it is subjected. At
the pres.-nt concert the eoustant pres
sure ou the bridge eif n violin is no less
than from seven1 y five to eighty pounds.
The skillful trenigthcniu5 of every part
by various internal appliances, mainly
invisible io the t-ye, effects this.
It l as been d cidt d at the po-totlice de
partment that the stamps ou mis directed
otters stopped iu tho elli v of deposit and
returned to the Bender for b"tter di
rectiens, shall, provided the letter baa
not been transin.tted thr-mb the mails,
though e-iuu-i-'ed, b-.' in--eptel ns good
for forw.ir.il".:. A'so, that slumps on
Micro for foreign countries requiring
prepay m id, tied ur stopped on account
ofditi 'ieot postage, shall ho re -iinlo I
as au iiihtaUi.iei.t of the prnper pre pay
It w:iift pretty ircitb'nt fled oT'itrod
the i it he.- Sii'.i ty in a chinch in . union,
iViliojo. , mi ni (lew in the cbueh,
took up us position on the ruiht'g 'ppo
site tho ministi r, mug loudly a:.d well
when the people sun?, ii rei'fu't'y pi
leid during r;uv r, chirped v-ben tho
minister xii I ;irythi:ig good during the
scrm "ii, seemed to re-echo tV doxo'ogy,
and oi l bet :er than many church-poors
by renuiiunii; until clutch wi's formally
An Intelligent Mule.
Georgians have discovered that mules
are ntit delit'it nt in intelligent!-. A few
days ii go a mule nt Columbus trotted up
in a hmpin;: way to a blacksmith shop
aud deliberabdy walked iuto the shop.
He seemed to be very uneasy ami rest
less, exhibiting unmhitukablo si,;mi of
pain. Tne mi n in the shop were rather
takeu back by the mule who tbiiH eumo
to the shop unbridled aud le'tise. At
last the mule lifted up one f his b ps,
nud with a gesture tf his h"iid diree-tto
the attention of one of the men to Ins
toot. It w is tlit u tliscovered thnt a nail
had unil-ed its v-ny iuto the flesh, evi
dent!;, cn-.u oig the apparent pain. Tho
mil was then drawn out, and his mule-
j ship, rnii'-h n lieved, gave a Buort of
, Umtss. A iew moments after hetrotted
j oi much pleased, nud has not be?en
' seen .since.