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IMTTSBOK( CHATHAM CO., N. ('., NOVEMBER 1., 187(J
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FAYETTEVILLE. N. C.
Within a oantlo haunted,
As castles wore of old,
There bang a harp enchanted,
And on its rim of gold
This logend was enecrolled:
"Whatever bard would win me,
Must strike and wake within mo,
By one supreme endoavor,
A chord that fonndH forever."
Tbroo bards of lyro au l viol,
By mandate o? tho king.
Wire bidden to a trnl
To tlud the magi J thing
(If thero wore suou a thing).
Then, after mncb (stmyiug
Of tuning, oame tho playing ;
Aud loids and ladies sploudid
Watched as thoeo bards coutonded.
The find a minstrel hoary
Who mauy a rhyroo had spun
Sang loud of war and glory
Of battles fought and won ,
But when hi song was douo,
Although tho Lard was lauded,
Aud olapj'.ing bands tpp!aud ;l,
Vet. spite of thii ImdMion,
The harp ceased its Mutation.
Tho o?ond changed the moaeurc,
And tnrncd from lira and sword
To sing a song of pleasure -Tho
wino-cup and the board
Till, at tho wit, all roared,
And tho high hall resounded
With merriment unbounded !
The barp loud a the latightt r
Grew hushtd as that, coon after,
The third, in lovor'e fashion,
And with his coul on flro,
Then sang of love's puro paHfion
The heart aud its desire !
And as he smoto tho wire.
The listeners, gathering round him,
C.iiight up a wreath and ciowusd him.
Tho crowu - hith faded novor !
Tho harp retouuds forever !
A lovely afttruoou iu October. A
pnrly of jeuug pcoplo, carrjiug jiupor
lags, tiicliols ami bnaketn, Rtrolling up
n pleasant country ro.iJ. Leauiug over
tho garJen gato of the pictnresqno ami
Diany-gablo botno thoy havo just left,
looking after thorn, tho gcnt'omnu whail
ing his eyes ironi tho miu with his
right haul Mra. Jlolicoitt O'Trn, wul
nw, anil Mr. SeJucy JIattrici, c.hl
Mr. Slaurica (Inniiug to his cotnpan
Ious,till Hhadicg his eyes). ( )i;o wonlil im
agine, jiiilgiug from tliysc happy yontha
and mauiPtis, thit tlio violet.'' wore here
iusttad of tho r.ol.len-roil, ami that the
roses wero comin;:, au.l uot tho snow
flafces. Tl iy p" rnrrrily to ga'hei
autumn leaves ?.s thry went to eetk for
May's pwect I.Oorsumn. L'fe'fl spring
makes all bi a?ons ita own.
MrM. Ojiilen (laughingly). True.
Hut that is no rcithou jou ehoulil pro
tect your wght any longer. Von have
iui-ueil your buvk iip-.m the puu.
Mr. Manrioo (Iroppiug his haml, nud
wishing bc8iilo her, as Bho saunters to
ward the grnpo arbor). When wo two
were young, I thought your beauty much
more dazzling than the nun.
Mis, Oi.len (Rlorrly). ThRt was a
great mauy years ago,
Mr. Maurice. We'll cay fifteen.
Mrs. Ogile n (knowiog it bo nineteen).
At least aixU'on.
Mr. Maurice, Is it pop&iblo ? look
ing at you, I can scarcely believe it to
bo half that number.
Mrs. Ogden, You have not lost your
talent for flattering.
Mr. Mumice. I c ( uld r.ot lore what
I never posseted. I ablior fliftory.
Time munt havo fallen iu le ve with yon
when you t utored upon tho Bummer of
yortr life I don't wonder at it and tho
old grajbeard ever alter, as ho made his
yearly ronn In, only gazed upon yon
smilingly, and pawed on. No hand of
his has been laid upon your dark tress.
ch. lie has aevor touched your broad
smooth brow, Your wine-brown eyep
havo tho same sp.irklo aud your pretty
month the pamc atuile M of old. Only
your form io ruoro matronly, aud your
ohm not quito aa round, and I shonld
tuspeet glaueing at hor plump hand
that yon now wear eix aud a half in
stead of nix. The first philopena I ever
gave you I lot yon catch me, by-the-
bja was a pair of glovoa. Aa for mo,
tho foot prints of tho crow are plainly
visible aronml my eyoH, my hair aud
my moustache aio furring gray, and tho
buttons and button-holes of the brown
coat in which you first beheld me it
was at the elder Mica Sargent's sixteenth
birthday party, isad you throw 15 jb
Tuylor ovtir immediately I was intro
duced, aud allowed mo to feed you with
strawberries nnd cream the rent of tho
evening wouldn't meet at the present
moment by a foot or so. Timo has
smitten me with both hands.
Mrs. O'deu. 'Tin false I IIo has only
touched you with oao finger. You look
your ago, I will confess nine-aad-thirty
sho knows ho is forty-one but not a
day tnoro. And yon aro entirely mis
taken about tho crow's feet, aud I see no
silver threads among tho gold.' Bo,
Mr. Manrieo, you get notympathy from
me on that score.
They reach tho aibor, and eoat them
selves upon a rnstk beuch shaded by
Mr. Maurice, suddenly, after a few
moments' thought. All ! Melieont,
what bappy, happy days those were
when, yon eoventcen aud I two acd
twenty, were so wildly in lovo with each
other. That ix, when 1 was wildly in
lovd with you, anil yon thought yon
wero very much iu lovo with mo.
Mrs. Ogde u. I renumber the day we
weut for water-lilies, and came near
Mr. Maurice. And I said : In what
more beantiful shape could death c nne
to us? Tho srailiug sty above, tho
smiling waters beneath, and tbo fragn-nt
flowers are, nnd tis.
Mrs, Oden. Yon wero always awful
ly pcetical. lint iu spite of the poetry,
I caught a sevcro cold, and looked like
a fright for a week. And can yon roc dl
tbcterriblo thnuilerttorm that overtook
un as wo were launtering through tho
woods ono Angutit day, and the fear
ful clap that shattered tho maple-tree
beneath which we sought sholtcr ?
Mr. Maurice. Can I recall it ? Can I
ever forget it, you mean. For the same
clap which you cnll fosrfnl, but which I
thought Heaven sent, tbrew you into
my arms, and I kissed yon.
Mrs. Ogden, blushing rosy red.
And tho day wo wont for wild flowers,
and gathered such a quantity, aud,
stopping to rest on tho porch of tho
Widow Marshall's cottago when half
way homo, forgot them, anil left them
all there, nud mamma, who wan waiting
with pitchers and vasc3 aud things to
fill, scoldod us for nearly an hour?
Dear mamma I sho always liked you, and
never forgot you.
Mr. Maurice, with etnplmms. In
which respeot her daughter etid not re
Mrs. Ogden, ignoring tho iuterrup
tiou. And the day I htole tho j ir of
peiches from the storeroom, when wo
contemplated a luueh among tho hens
and chickcus iu tho bam.
Mr. Maurice. And tho day I Et.irted
for Japan, and yon promiscil to remain
truo to me for cvei? I)j you ro rember
Mrs. Ogden, leaning forward to look
t?own tho garden path. Indistinctly.
Mr. MaurioJ, impulsively. Meliceut,
why weren't you true to mo ?
Mrs. Ogdou. I was ; though appear
ances, I confess, were against mo.
Mr. M turice. You wero truo to me I
Why, I hadn't been gone throe mouths
when I hoard of your tlirtir' desperr.tely
with Jack Hall I
Mrs. Odou. r.iorJaekl Ho was bo
entertaining, and lined to say bo many
funny thiug. I nearly iiied a-Iaughiug
at. them mauy a time. But as to flirting
with him yon aocused mo of it in your
i econd letter, aud I was bo iudignunt
that I did uot auswer it
Mr. Miuriee, sarcastically. Ah! it
was indignation, theu that fc?pt yon
from replying ?
Mrs. O'den. I uoVir flirted with
him. Ho got hit'j the habit of strolling
over to our bonne from tho hotol, and
spending au hour or two every day or
evening, aud wo playo.l cards, and
jflstod, aud laughed together and that's
Mr. Miurico. Aud Will lirown?
Mrs. OdcD. Poor ilear Will! His
brains wero all in his feet. What a cap
ital dancar ho was I No ono could keep
step with mi as ho did. And it's 8 ) re
freshing to find a partner who don't tread
ou your train, or jerk yon ankwanlly
about, 01 filop before tho danca is half
through. I did danco with him a great-
deal ouo winter, bnt that's nil.
Mr. Maurice Aud Percy Gormaiu?
Mrs. Ogden. Poor do.tr Percy I I nev
er hoard anybody, not even you, repent
poetry especially love poetry as well
as he did.
Mr. Maurice. And Potor Atkins, Ej-
Mrs. Ogden. Oh, bless his doar old
heart I Ho took me ont yachting three
or four timoB with a party, of course
aod sent mo a lovo of a bracelet on Val
entine's Day. lint tho idea of flirting
with him ! Liughing merrily. J Fancy
one llirticg with ouo's grandfather I
Mr. Maurico. And noue of these men
made lovo to you ?
Mrs. Ogdon. Oh dear I yea, all of
Mr. Mnrieo. And yon?
Mrs. Ogden. I? I regarded thorn as
brothers, with tho exception of Mr. At
kins. I the light of him as I said before,
as of a graudfather.
Mr. M tnrice. lint Mr, Ogden, whoso
wifo you becatuo yon must have re
garded him as sometuing moro than a
bro!her, or a graudfather?
Mrs. Ogden. Well, yes, Sydney I
should say Mr. Miturict
Mr. M turico. I am quito satisfied
Mrn. O.dcn. I did. Fro I was a fine
looking, dark-eyed, SpauiBh-complexiou-cd
fillow, with au Italian voice. IIo
saug diviuoly, aud you know I always
alore.1 ransic; what a pity you don't
sing ! uu I y iii look po barytouey ; and ho
was hero, r.nd you wero iu Japan; and
oro lovely moon-lit summer cvo Fred
sang thaf. loveliest of lovo soegs, Ah, to
o cira, from Puritani, you know, in a
heavenly manner. I was completely
carriod away by it, and when I cime
back to earth again I found myself en
gaged. I had promised myself for a
Mr. Maurice, meaningly, no was vi i y
wealthy, was he uot ?
Mrs. Ogden, demurely. Yes; but ho
lost a great deal of money.
Mr. Muirico. Afteryon married him.
Mrs. Odou. After I married him.
Y u seem to bo well informed on the
subject. With a littlo pigh. no was
a very good huabau J, aud never scolded
mc during all the ten years of our mar
Mi'. Manric Aud yon loved him ?
Mrs. Ogdcu. O.-rtaiuly. As soon as
wo wero engaged I considered it my
eluty to begin to love him.
M", Maurico. Having totally forgot
ten me, to wlrim yon ha I promised to
Mf. K'den. Y 'a ha 1 not written for
threo months. You wero nnrry about
i-omo ore of I'm 'brotheri' or the 'r.u.d
fathf r' I forget which; aud papa, who
didn't like yju as woll as mamma d'd,
Haid yon weren't coming back for five
years. Five year3 1 why, that length e f
time scorns nn eternity to a youug girl.
And you know wo wero not positively
engaged to each other. You had never
asked papa, and he was ou Fro.l's side
anyhow. And yet, now that wo ara old
people, I will confess that I ten very
fond of you. I never went to gather
spring flowers with any ono elso.
Mr. Mmrioe. Nor water-lilies?
Mrs. Oden. Nor water-lilies.
Mr. Maurico. Novor wa oanght in
thunderatorm with a 'brother' or 'grand
Mrs. Ogdon. Never.
Mr. Manrice. Iu bhort, you only wierr
rid another ?
Mrs. Ogden, not noticing tho laut
remark. And you can it be possible
that yon aro still a bachelor? Aio you
quite sure yon havo left no almond-eyed
wife iu Japan ?
Mr. Manrico. Quite snro. I don't
like almond cyos. 1 like well-opened,
largo, wiue-brown cyos that glow iu tho
light like rnro old sherry. Meliceut,
for yonr sako I havo romaiuo l n b ic'a
elor. Your imago cloue baa rtv'cue.l in
my heart. You seo how mue.h mure
constant a man can be than a v tu wo
man. Mrs. Ogden, with much animal iw.
Sydney, Miss U illston's a nico fcirl a
few years past her teens, but vf.nj girl
ishand buo's awfully fond of you. She
knowd all your favorite dishes. I can
only romemhor yon havo a fancy for
poached e'ggs and peaches. Bho ordered
your breakfast before yon came down
this morning, to save yon tho troablo,
she said, aud you fairly beamed when
tho waiter brought it to you. Sho roads
Macaulay mornings to talk him with you
ovoning.i. Sho praotieos oh, hcaveiin,
luiW tho practices! when you'ro away,
tho two songs you liko so well Miriuk
to mo only with thiue eyes,' and 'P.clievo
mo, if all those endearing young charms. '
Sho is pretty. You neodu't s-hrurr your
shoulders: alio is. Tun, tho blue of
her eyes is uoraswhat faded, and the gold
of hor hair in not as goldy aa it miglit he,
and hor upper lip is a littlo too long
Mr. Maurico. I never admirod fair
hair and blue eyes.
Mr. Ogden. m Sho wonll bo constant.
I know sho would. I never saw any
malo body paying her tho slightest at
tention. I mean I never saw her coquet
ting with any oao, Mr. novor could bo
snug away from yon. Nf.verl I'd st:ik3
my life ou that.
Mr. Maurice, absently. What fools
wo men are I
Mrs. Ojjdeu. Havo yon j:V)t discov
Mr. Maurice. We forgive everything
to the women wo lovo, nnd wo lovo be
witching, cureless, faithless flirts, when
tlioro aro many truo hearts
Mrs. Ogden. And lou upper lips to
bo haJ for the asking. Why do you do
Mr. Maurice. Booau'o we are. fools, I
snpposo. Meliceut, havo yon any char
ily for a fool ?
Mrs. Ogden. It depends upon wh.it.
'fool,' and tho manner of his foolishness
Mr. Maurice, rising. Ho stands be
fore you, and his foolishnass consists iu
Iho fact that in spito of your faithless
ness ho Iove3 yon still. Will you mavry
Mrs. Oden, also rising, and lookiug
anxiously to war J tho west, where tho
olondd aro darkening. If it wero not
too late iu tho season, I should fear we
wero threatouo.l with a thunder storm.
Mr. Manrice, extending his arms. If
you aro at all frightonod, Meliceut, oirac
to your old refuge. I am as ready to
rccjivo and kiss yon as ou ihat summer
day, sixteen years ago.
Sho bends toward him. He folds her
in his arms and kisses bor.
She, looking smilingly np in his face.
Sydney, to bee imo your wifo will be a
fearful punishment. Pause before you
inflict it upon mo, for, remember, inno
cent as you aro, you will havo to share
it with me. And remember, also, thero
will be no more spring flowers, no moro
summer bloisoms for us, nothing but
He. My elarliug, I thank ( ' jd for
them, For iu tho sunshiuo of yonr lovo
tho antumu leaves will keep thoir gold
and crimson beauty wlulo life itself shall
'Very oppressive hero, Mr. irtykTr,'
said a frioud at one of the first concerts
of tho Bcasou. 'Vos, said the other,
with a woarw look at a gentleman who
na i piping feebly oa tho platform, 'the
male aria is dreadful.'
Teoolier 'Feminine of friar?' First
bright boy 'Hadn't any.' Teaelier
'Next.' Second bright boy 'un.'
Teacher 'That's right.' First bright
boy indignantly ejaonlatos 'Thai's just
what I said.'
Mark 'Iivalu's Speech,
Samuel L Clements, bettor known as
Mark Twain, the author of 'Houghing
It,' presided over a political meeting in
Elmira, N. Y., and introduced the ora
tor of the evening, Qen. Hawley, who is
his neighbor in Hartford, Conn. The
speech, which was eminently character
istic, was as follows :
I see I ara advertised to in'.rodncothe
speaker of tho evening, Gen. Hawley,
of Cinueticut, and I boo it is tho report
that I am to mako a political speech.
Now, I must say this is aa error. I
wasn't constructed to mako stump
spocches. (jn. Hawley was president
of tho Centennial commission. Ho was
a gallant soldier in the war. Ho has
been governor of ('junocticut, member
of C .ingress, onl was president of the
convention that nominated Abraham
Oiu. II iwley That nociiuated Grant.
Twain He Bays it wag Grant, bnt I
kuon bitter. He is a member of my
church at Hartford nnd tho author of
'Beautiful Snow.' May bo ho will deny
that. But I am only here to give him a
character from his last place. As a puro
eiti.eu, I respect him; as a personal
friend of year.', I have tho warmest re
gard for liira; as a noighbor whoso veg
etable garden adjoins niino, why why
I watch him. That's nothing; we all do
that with any neighbor,
(ien. nawley kee;s his promises not
only in privato bnt in public. Ho is an
editor who believes what ho writes ic
his owu paper. As tho author of 'Beau
tiful Snow' he has added a now pang to
winter. Ho vi broad soulod, generous,
noble, liberal, alive to his moral aud re
ligions responsibilities. Whenever the
tho c ontribution bo was passed I never
know hiiu t'i t iko out a cout. Ho is a
square, tr.io, honest raan in politics, and
1 mint say ho occupies a mighty lone
some position. IIo has never shirked a
duty or backed down from any position
taken iu public lifo. He has been right
every time, and stood there.
As govornor, as Congressman, as a
soldior, as the hoa.1 ef tho Centennial
commission, which increased our trade
in ovory port aud pushed Americau pro
duction into all tho known world, ho has
conform! honor r.nd credit upon the
United SLatoH. Ho is un American of
Amoricaits. Would wo had moro such
men! S3 broad, so bountiful is his char
acter that he never turned a tramp emp-ty-haudtd
from his door, but alwnys
gave him a letter of introduction to me.
His pubiio trusta havo boon many, and
never in tho slightoat did ho prove un
faithful. Pure, houost, incorruptible, that is
Joo nawloy. Snob a man in politics is
liko a bottle of perfumery in a gluo fac
tory it may modify tho st. uch if it
doesn't destroy it. Aud now, in speak
ing thus highly f the speakor of tho
cveuing, 1 haven't said any more of him
than I would nay of mynelf. Ladies and
gentlemen, this is Uu. Hawley.
I.i'e Ina .Mining Community.
A writer for Lippineott'a Maaatinr,
who lias Ven wandering among tho
mines of Colorado, gives glances at life
in tho vicinity. Strange to say, in such
places as this nothing bnt good liquor
is drnuk. Bad whisky 'one-stamp
goods' won't sell iu Leadville. Minora
aro ready to pay twenty-five ceuts a
glass, but they must havo a good arti
cle. Farther East the same class of men
would growl at pavius; more than ton
cents for a drink, but then they would
be satisfied with 'forty-rod. Hero yon
may see men in clothes all iu tatters
and covered with mud coolly emptying o
pint of dry Vi-rzonay at a draught.
Of course, in nnch a commuuity, vio
lence is common. Every man is armed
or is supposed to bo so. The example!
is set in high quarters. Rightly or
wrongly, tho miuo-owners have been ad
vised by thoir counsel that in tho cJsea
of mines possession is roally niuo points
of tho law. Now, th'?re is hardly a vidua
bio mine here to which thero are not
two or threo claimants. Hence, the
moment rich ore is struck tho first thini?
to bo done is to protect tho mine from
seizuro by eomo adverse claimant. This
is done by encamping a forco of armed
men around tho shaft with ordors to
shoot intruders. Tho Iron mine, which
is valued at ever so mauy millions, has
hael a forco of thirty-odd men for months
doing nothing bnt guard-duty. They
aro commanded by eld soldiers and
mount guard with Winchester rifles ;
ond, if common rumor bo believed,
nothing but such precautions us these
w-iuld havo kept this valuable property
in its preseut owcers hands. Tho Car
banute mine has iti guard, whioh is
armel with donble-barr.-led shotgnns
and revolvers nud patrols tho dumps
day and night. Another fruitful sourco
of dispntos i the title to lots, aud hero
ar.ain appeals to force arc constant. Four
logs laid crorswise on au unoccupied
lot confer a title to tho property. But
if, in the night, or when you are away,
some stranger throws your four logs off
and puts fonr logs of his own on, whoso
is the land ? The lawyers say it belongs
to the man who keeps it. So the two
disputants whip ont their revolvers and
indulge iu a little target practico, and t ho
bent shot goes on buildiug this house,
while the undertaker pays his attentions
to the other.
Farmers and the Census.
Superintendent Walltur, who is mak
iug excellent arrangements for a perfect
and valuable census iu 1HS1, has ad
dressed a circular to the farmers of the
country in reference to their erop ro
tnrns, iu whioh ho sny : To romove any
donbts which may arise concerning tho
crops to bo returned in the census, t e
following statement will show those spe
cifically mentioned in the agricultural
schedule, arranged accordingly as tluy
fall into the calou-lur year 1S"'J, or that
of 1880, or are to bo returue.l for the
twolve months beginning June 1, 1870,
and closing May :jl, 1889:
Of the crop of tho calendar year tl
1870: Wheat, coru, ryo, oats, barley,
buckwheat, ric, tobacao, cotton, pota
toes, peas nnl beans, orchards, vine
yards, small i mi hi, hiy, clover seed,
grass seed, hops, hemp, ilax, 11 ixsocd,
sugar cono and sorghum acres and
quantity; bcr.K number of hives, pounds
of honey and wax.
Of the crop of tho calendar year IMO:
Wool number of fleeces and pounds;
maple sugar pounds; maplo molasses
Of the yield of twelve months, ending
May 31 : Butter, cheese and milk sold
quantity; animals slaughtered value;
market gardens- acres and value; forest
products aud homo manufactures -value.
It is believed that by calling the at
tention of thono intere?tid to the sub
ject tho efforts of the bureau will be
How Florida (Jains Voter.
Tho Tallahassee correspondent of the
Indianapolis J' f -i says that the consti
tution of Florida lias a provision like
that of Im'ir.ua, giving to foreigners,
after n six months' re.-i leuco, the right
to vote on declaring their intention tf
becoming citizens. Advantage is taken
of this by negroes from tho Bahamas,
who flock into Key West and on to the
aeljaccnt islauda ond become Americans
Tho population of the Bahamas is
threo-fourths or seven-eighths colored.
The garrisou at Nassau is composed of
blaok troops. Tho Bahama negroes
speak English, aud havo no dilllaulty in
making their way into Florida. They
take au netivo interest in polities as soon
as they touch our shoves, thinking it a
pre-eminent duty to assist in governing
tho country as poon ai they effect a land
ing. Tho influx of thi i population h looked
upon with S'lin apprehension by whito
resideutH, bul I ib not think it a cause
of alarm, fcr the reason that there is but
littlo employment for l.iboreifi, and the
Bahama negroes all belong to that ehisw.
Natives of Cuba also fake r.dv.mlage of
the liberal provision of the eoustiUit.iou
of Florida, and Spanish-speaking peoplo
are found iu large lumbers at Key West
aud in smaller numbers r.t Jacks mvillo
and Pensacola. Thol'iib.ius, ereu -rally,
havo some c.ipitrd or trade, their princi
pal busiiu'si bein,; the m iipu'actviro of
"Take a front Seat."
A religions journal pertinently says:
One peculiarity wo have often noticed
among Christian people. If a concert
or lecture is to be given, frout seatd are
at a premium. Nobody, e u sneh an c-c-casion,
wants to bo poked oft into a cor
ner by the door. But let it bo a social
meeting, instead of a concert, and it is
astonishing how modest everybody be
comes ull at ouco. Tho further bank a
seat tho moro desirable it is, and if there
is a bench within two feet of the door,
it is always tha fksi tilled. Why this
should be so is ouo of tho1 a profe uud
probh ms of human nature that wo have
not succeeded iu Bolvin;'. A Pennsylva
nia pastor ho iu a rrcebytorian has
bit upon a elevice for overcoming this
teudeney, that may be worth imitation.
A neat pocket list of prayer meeting top
ics for the year Las bie'n printed, and
placed in tho hands of every member of
the church, anil at frequent intervals in
iho list, in conspicuous typo, are the
words 'T-.Uo n Front Heat.' This,
though possibly quito as oftVetml, h a
milder nieiiio i than one that, was tried a
few ycur-i a,'-o, in a certain B.tptist
church. Tho pn.tor had ropc:i tied
aeio ii the cntraueo to the pews, e-xevpt
those iu front, uud j erplo had to take
front seats or climb over. A temporary
reformation was effected, but wh;'n the
ropes fw removed tin-re was a great
backsliding in that congregation.
Pine Cones for Fire kiiiillin::.
Almost tho universal article used on
tho continout for kindling tires mo dry
pine ones. A couple of these is usually
enough to start a tiro of dry wood, and
several of thorn contain e-nough resinous
maforial to start aeoal firo without o!her
kindling. They are readily ignited with
a match, and aro ftvo from ebi,t i,':d in sects.
Iu Paris, o:.d other lai';?! cities
on tho continent, scarcely any other
than pino cones are used for kir.dliug
purposes in tho hotels, and it is u won -dor
to us that they have not boeu mtro
eiiieod for the same purpose here. We
believe a larj;i and profitable business
might be made from gathering the cones
in pine growing regions and selling them
in our cities.
'Ah,' said a deaf man, who had a
scolding wife, 'man wants but lit t lo I vn
ITEMS OF bl'NF.RAL INTEREST.
Tho boy who hod eoten too many dried
npplpB had loved not wisely, but to swell.
A gontlemau at Bridgeport, Conn.,
was indiscreet enough to talk with a
juror in tho Bucholtz murder ease and
has been fined 87o and tho costs of tho
The large cotton giu of Col. W. H.
Hpratlcy, iu Greensville county, Va.,
was recently ilostroyeid by fire, caused
by a match igoiting while passing
through the gin.
Every hotel in Brattleboro, Vr., is
closed, aud travelers aro compelled to
find accommodations at private houses.
This is in pursuance of tho plan to make
tho prohibitory law unpopular.
A pos'al car service from Toledo over
tho Wabash line to Omaha will be insti
tuted, in addition to tho present servico.
It will save eight hours between Eastern
cities and places west of the Mississippi.
Six mih.a from States.ville, N. O., is a
poisonous spring, whhili has boeu fonced
in and locked up. Tho water, on analy
sis, was fouud to oontaiu a traco of phos
phoric acid, and sulphate and carbonate
of barium in much strength.
It is estimatod that the produotion of
silk manufactures in Pateraon, N. J.,
this year will reach fully 8 10,000,000.
Tho weekly onsuraptiem of raw silk is
estimated in 10,000 to 15,000 pounds,
and botween 9.0.T0 and 10,000 persons
are engaged iu the industry.
It is tho c minion belief that Sitting
Ball is tho chief of tho Northern Sioux.
Tho Sioux City (Iowa) Journal says that
he is not the chief, but tht.t Black Moon
is head chief or 'president,' Sitting Bull
'secretary of war.' Iron Crow 'geuoral'
aud Big Iliad 'brigadier general.'
Somo vrerks ago a little girl in Des
Moines swallowed a small piece of tin.
Since then the tin has worked np under
her car, doiOJudc.1 to hor j w, and the
other day wa3 taken out from under her
tongue. The littlo ouo has suffered in
tensely, but is now all right.
A West Phila lelphiau, who designed
and erected a novel and haudsomo porch
to his house, was so incensed at anothor
person's copying it, that ho Bitod for
damages. Tho judge eioclttrod that as
tho design had no', been copyrighted,
au 1 had been made public, it had bo
come common property.
Mi?s Miller, of Forri., Toxas, chloro
formed her father's dogs aud elopod with
the young man whom her father had
forbidden the premises. The probabil
ities are that about a year henca sho will
C ji:cludo that her lite would have been
lesa raiserablo if sho had chloroformed
tho young m.tu and eloped with her
Sit Garnet Wolseley in a little more
thau forty years old, aud after the Ash
anti;i campaign ho might hava had a
baronetcy that ho refused. He did not,
however, docliuo tho $100,000 which
were offcro.l to him. Ho was badly
wounded in the fl. imeau war. He hates
newspaper men, whom he calls 'drones.'
Ho trie's to bo very just, and ho bolicvc3
Mr. Kmauuol (Jeoting, living near
Keodysville, Md., fearing a visit from
thieves, removed his meat from his moat
hi use a fev? days since and left the door
unlocked. Tho tiiicves did make a raid
on his place, aud, without trying the
door of the meat house, dug a tunnel
into it. Their feelings on finding it
empty and tbo door uulooked may be
Upward of two millions of acres of
laud have been taken by settlors in Man
itoba during tho past two years, and a
million and a half moro have been sur
veyed. It is evident that this is the most
promising portion of tho Dominion, and
as it contains t!75,000,000 acres of arable
laud, it offers abundant room for all the
emigrants (' mada can attract for some
centuries to come.
A gi'ntlcmin who has boeu living in
the Peruvian towu of Iquiqne, during
the war between tho different powers,
writes : 'To give you an idea of the ex
penses of living iu Iquiquo during the
blockade, I will quoto tho prices, by
wholesale, of a few articles of the great
est uecoi sit v. Tho prices aro quoted
in silver cjiu, which exists hero only in
uamc, but I roduco the prices to silver,
to givo yon a better idea of them.
Flour, Jbi ahuudredeight;rico, (Iudia)
SI I n hundredweight; lard (American),
Sir. a hundredweight; boaus, $10 a hun
dredweight; sugar, .U a hundredweight;
beef, 10 cents a pouud; distilled water
20 cents a pailfid.
A Missouri Marriage Fee.
We extract this from thecolumus of a
St, Louis journal. As a justice of the
peaco was sitting iu his e fl'ne and biting
off the cud of the second cigar, a raan
covered with charcoal grime tumbled
over the chair uearost tho door and asked
how much it would cost to be married.
Tho prico was too high. Tiio poor bat
liouest bridegroom said that ho lived in
Jefferson couuty, that he and his in
tended had come to tho city peddling
charcoal aud wanted to go baok ns man
and wifo, A barrel of eharooal was still
on baud, aud this whs offered as the mar-
;nge fee. Tho kind-hearted justice con
cluded that it would be n good thing to
mako them man and wifo, aud the bar
rel of charcoal was dumped into tho cel
lar according to Rgroemeut,