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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOR AMI 1'BOl'BIETUK.
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ITiTSli()K) CHATHAM CO., N. ('., NOVKMHKIi 20, 1S7S.
To the Bereaved !
BEST OF MARBLE.
Oood Workmanship, and Cheapest and Largest
Variety in the State. Yards corner Morgan and
Blount street, below Wynn'a livery stable.
Address all communications to
Raleigh, N. C.
The boati of the Eipress Steamboat Compa
ny will rnn as follows from the first of October
until farther notice:
Steamer D. MUItCHIBON, Capt. Alonza Oar
rison, will leave Fayetteville every Tncuday
and Friday at 8 o'clock A. M., anil Wilming
ton every Wednesday and Saturday at J o'clock
Steamer WAVE, Capt. W. A. Itobesou, will
leave Fayettevillo on Mondays and Thursday
at 8 o'clock A. M. , and Wilmington on Tues
days and Fridays at 1 o'olnck T.M., connecting
with the Western ltailroad at Fayetteville on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
J. WILLIAM & to.
Agents at Ftyotteville, N. C.
Rockaways and Spring Wagons
.tl frier la Null ihr Tlmrx,
Made of the best materials, and warranted to
give entire satisfaction.
COXSILT VOI R Oir.V IXTKREST,
By giving us a call boforo buying.
Also, a fall lot of
Hand Made Harness,
A. A. MrKETIIAN A SONS,
ec34no3ui Kavetteriltes X. f.
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
lnrlntMVilr, IihiIiriii To., N. .
job.v m. Moms., ALmr.n a. moiiinc,,
Of Chatham. Of Orange
MORINC & MORINC,
Attorney At Zjaw.
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All business iutrUHtcd to them will receive
THOMAS M. CROSS.
Attorney at Law,
riTTwnnitir, n. .
Will practice in Chatham and surrounding
eonnties. Collection of claims a specialty.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
REENMOltO N. I'.
ATTEND THE COI HTS IN LflATHiM.
Special attention given to cases in the Fed
eral t'omtj at Grceuebcro.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
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RALEIGH, X. CAR.
t. H. CAMERON. rrnUlenl.
W. E. ANDERSON. Vice Prt:
W. II. HICKS, Ac'ir.
Th9 only Home Life Insurance Co. in
All 1U fund loaned out AT HOTlK, and
among our own people. We do not send
North Carolina money abroad to build up othsr
Btates. It ts one of the most successful com
panies Of Its age in the United States. Ita as
set are amply sufficient. All losses paid
promptly. Eight thousand dollars paid In th
last two years to families in Chatham. It will
cost a man aged thirty years only five cents a
day to insure for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further information to
H. A. LONDON, Ir., Gen. Agt.
PITTSBORO', N. C.
J. J. JACKSON.
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E9"AU business entrusted to him will re.
eeive prompt atteatlon.
W. B. ANOKKION,
P. A. WILIT,
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
KALEIUII, X. '.
J. D. WILLIAMS & CO.,
Grooers, Commission Merohainta and
PA YETTKVILLK, N. C.
Weary the king took off his crown.
In either baud be poise! its weight.
'Tis strange how weary it ban grown.'
He said, and with an impatient frown
He eyed it in a kind of bate;
Then on bis bed he Ibid him down,
And slept, and in a twinkling dreamed.
Oh ! dream of cc tp.cy and bliss 1
Delight tbro'.ifli all his xeuscx streamed,
A ragged vagabord lie accrued:
Free winds of Leaven bis hair did kins:
On bis bare skin ten free tun beamed.
At morn he naked, bewildered flret.
Or who he was or whore ho might be:
Then saw the crown, and with a burt
Of sudden rage be swore and curted:
No boggu would change lives with me!
Of all hard fates, the king's the worst !'
Outeido of the palace on the ground,
Starved half to doath and f roe zing cold.
Less aboltered than tbn meanest bonnd,
A beggar slumbered Ftfe and sound,
And dreams to him came swift and bold,
As if a palace walled him round.
He dreamed ho wis a king indeed:
Oh ! dream of ocptacy and b'.ixs!
Of food, he had his utmost greed:
Of gold beyoud his ntniost neod :
All men knelt low his hand to kixs
And gave bid word obedient heed.
At mom ho waked, bowildered first,
Or who be wss cr where might be:
Then qnick, by hunger and by thirst,
He knew himself aud groaned and cursed.
'No creature pity takes on me!
A beggar's fate of all is worst!'
Dora will never forgot that Jay of tho
procession; sho remembers tho very airs
the bands played, the glitter of epaulets,
the splendidly capaiisonod horses, tho
waving flags. Sho was very happy on
that tlay fur happier than she wiis for a
long, long season afterward. Clement
had invited her to go into the city to
witness the pageant; he had permission
from Mr. Oliver, u elirector of the Hunk
of Shekels, to take a window in that
building, by which the procession passed.
Aunt Hitty had frowned upon the r.ffair,
and had told her she was a fool to en
oonrage that young jackanapes, aud so
keep better matches at a distance. If
bo weren't going off directly, I should
forbid it,' she said. 'How you can care
for him, when sneh a rain ss Simon
Cleverly is at your feet, passes me!
They're not to bo narue.l iu tho same
breath. Cleverly is tall, Clonieut Smith
em is short; Cleverly's iyo km dazzling,
Clement's are near-sightoi'; tho one has
a fortune of hi own, tho other hasn't a
son, so to Fpeak.' As for the question
of money, Dora felt that eh a would rather
sbaro poveity with Clement than dwell
in marble hulls and faro sumptuously
every day with Mr. Cleverly.
It so happened that sho and Clement
were the earliest arrivals at tho bank,
with tho exception of a clerk, and as that
person knew Clement, aud had a sweet
heart to escort from the suburbs, ho soon
left them in possession. Dora had never
been inside the bank before, m.l while
thoy waited and said their tender noth
ings, sho looked about her, asking innu
merable questions, in order, perhaps, to
postpone the inevitable question.
'There's the eafe,' said Clement, as
they paused befere a door. 'It's bnilt
into tho wall. If you open this door, it
rings a bell somewhere iu an office in
Exchange street, and they ara warned
that somebody is tampering with the
safe, and up comes a brace of policemen.'
Oh, Clement, what a romancer you
are!' laughed Djra. 'Won't they hear
it at Thule? Let's see' and sho turned
the handle of the door. 'Therel Why
doesn't the bell ring?'
The burglar doesn't hear it, I sup
pose, or he'd make off. Maybe it's the
inner door, the door of the si.fe itself.
They don't lock this one, you see, and
anybody might open it by mistake.
When the bank offioers want to open the
safe, they know how to prevent tho bell
from ringing, they tell mo, bnt maybe
it's all humbug. Cleverly told mo about
it he teller here.' And presently oth
er spectators arrived, and Clement and
Dora took their places at the window,
and caught far off the muffled tread of
feet, the beating of drums, and the hint
of a martial tune. Jnsu then the door
opened hurriedly, aud en irritated -looking
man popped in, like a jack-out of-a-box.
Who has been meddling with the
bank's safe?' he cried.
'I don't think it has been disturbed,'
replied a gentleman present. Clement
and Dora had forgotten that a safe ex
isted, and had just stepped out upon the
Don't tell mel" pursued the irate of
ficial. 'Was nobody here when you
Only those two young people on the
'Confound 'em I' and he stepped up to
Clement and pulled his sleeve, 'Some
body's been tampering with the safe
ean you tell mo anything about it?'
There was no harm done, I assure
you,' he answered. 'The door was op
ened by mistake'
The procession moved into sight, tho
muuio soared above them, the crowd
surged beneath ; there was ry thm in the
tread of the marching feet, and the sun
struck sparks from the housings of tho
horses and the points of bayonets.
Cleverly, on a capering steed, looked up
nd smiled on Dora, while daggers shot
from beneath his brows as be recognizee!
her companion. Hat everything has an
end. The last bit of glitter and color
finally vanished down the long vista of
the street, and the band music became
like the unreal melody of a dream. Tbey
went and dined together aCterwar .1, aud
stepped into a picture-gallery, and said
gouil-bye at Aunt Ditty's eate, sicco he
expected to sail next morning V y sunrise,
as firBt ruato in the Vule-tte, for Japan.
I5ut ni xt day ha appeared ngaiu. 'The
wind didn't nrve,' lie explained; 'to
shan't get off till uf ternoon. Iit on your
bat, Dora, and I'll row you cut to the
Vidette, and yon sha'l soo how we poor
Bailors fare. The day was like crystal
the river coruscated withthiftingligh:s
whilo the ship loomed np before them
liko some fabled sea-bird, gigantic and
mysterious. Every moment wai full of
elixir to Dora.
'I wish I were captain, Dora,' he
whispered, as thoy leaned over the side
of the Vidette, and looked into the depths
below, and at their own shadows upon
the surface, which threatened to become
one, as the ship swayed anel tho tide
rocked, 'and wo wore bonnd for Japan
It is a long way: yon might grow
tired of my companionship. Who are
thoEO men coming np the side of the
ship, Ckment? Do they belong to the
'They look like policemen. I suppose
that onoof the sailors has made eff with
ont settling his bill?.'
So, Clement, thoy ore asking for yon.'
'Mr. Clcmeut Kmithers?' paid one of
the cflioers, approaching. 'Yon aresuS'
pected of having tampered with the fiafe
of the lUnk of Shekles on the 17th of
June. It becomes my duty toduluin you
'Hat I am to sail in aconpleof honrs,'
'Aye, the ship's to sail, bnt we'll give
you auothcr sort of berth.'
'Tell them,' gasped Dora 'make them
unelcrstand that I p tilled tho bell, opened
the door by mistake, for fun'
'Yes, wo'vo heard that pretty story
before, bnt it won't bear washing. Per
haps you tojk the bonds that are micsing,
Clomput's heart stood still. 'Aro there
any bonds miseing?' ho asked.
'Just as if inu didn't know better'n
us! If t!io wind hadn't hauled round,
yem'tl got oil ppelndid with 'em.'
It was nil abroad aud in tho daily pa-pi-rs
by tho following dny; everybody
wi talking about if. Mr. Cleverly step
ped into A ant IJitfy's to give tho Jatoit
particulars, end a;aare D.ir-i that hc
shnuM not be annoyed,
'But Clement is'as innocent as you arc :
it was who opened the door,' the ex
plained, 'Nobody hut-pects ,yoi of taking the
bonds, child. You weren't about tosail
for foreign shores thero's tho rub. I'm
afraid you'll have to goto court and give
' Von don't believe that Clement is
'It looks black for him. I suspend my
Mr. ("evcrl",' sho rkl one day,
later, 'what wiii they elo if Clement is
Several yoar3 in the .State prison at
hard labor, I believe.'
And nobody to keep up his heart, to
encourage him. He will get hardened
by sneh injustice,' she sighed.
An tho time of his trial drew near,
everybody spoke of Clement as ono al
ready condemned. 'Poor minguided f el
lowl' they said; and evon Aunt Hitty
hoped ho was supplied with tracts. In
the mean timo it almost seemed an if
Cleverly had stepped into Clement's
niche. Ho was nlways at Aunt Hitty 's,
and goicg away late; aud Aunt Hitty
was usually ill with neuralgia, which
prevented conversation on her eid(,
whilo Dora had nothing to do but keep
the ball rolling, and was never weary of
talking of Clement's ease.
'You are profoundly interested in this
a flair,' Cleverly said to her one night
when she had stepped out upon the pi
azza to wish by the new moon, nud he
Nothing interests me so much.' Mr.
What would you do to prove his in
nocence?' 'Anything that was right.'
'Would you marry some ono else, if
that wonld save him?'
'Some one I do not love? Would that
'Where would be tho harm, if fir pre
ferred to many without love, rather
than not at all?'
'These aro mero idle words, Mr, Clev
erly.' No; they are not mero idle words.
Listen: you will do anything to save
Clement Smithers. Is it wrong to make
another happy, and save a friend from
ruin! Then marry me, Dora, and I will
save him: I g;ve you my word.'
Why will yon make so oh a condition
if it is possible for you to clear him?
Why will you not accomplish it gratui
tously.' Because I love you, and I am not
Quixotic At present your story is not
credited; you are suspected of a weak
ness for the prisoner. Were you my
wife, that prejudice wonld be cancelled.
Marry me, dear Dora, and I swear to
save hia name and credit, or forfeit my
'How could I do such a thing, even
to 8!tvo Clement?'
'It is iu your power to decide whether
ho iilrdl ppeud his best years in prison,
in the pursuit of menial taf-ks, in a con
vict's garb, in the society of abandoned
men, ioibitterod by injustice. It seems
to mo tli.tt you caa not hesitate.'
Wai it true, then, sho askeJ herself,
thnt i! wa in her p-jsvr t ) siv Clement
from i,;noniiuy. mi l i-!:e he"itat ?
Did sho not lovo him well enough to
sacrifice everything for hiui? I i.iily she
reached the heights of reuunc nti. n, daily
sho slipped back into tho v.dley of hu
miliation aud self-love, livery duy Mr.
Cloverly pressed bis suit, waxed elo
quent, convinced her ignorance by plau
sible proofs and promises, aud one flny
ho carried his point.
'Yes,' she assented, feebly; 'I will
marry yon to save Clement.'
'I acieept the terms," he said. 'You
will mnrry me for Cloment's sako; by
and-by you shall love mo for my own.'
She could make no objections to an
early wedding, since it was only as Mr.
Cleverly's wife that she could influence
Clement's fate, whilo Aunt Hitty, un
aware of tho conditions of the contract,
at that timo, pressed the matter forward
with feminine alacrity. 'I'm sorry for
Clement Smithers,' she confeicoJ; 'bnt
you conldn't marry a felon if you loved
hiua to distraction. Mr. Cleverly says
he prefers a wedding iu church. Shall
it be satin aud tulle?' But it seemed as
if Dora had but a shadowy interest iu
tho preparations, such as a ghost might
It was toward dunk of a dark after -noon,
always darker in the placo where
Clement awaited his trial than else
where, that Mr. Oliver, ono of tho bank
directors, was admitted to an interview
with the prisonor.
'Yon have como to beg me to confess
whut I have done with tho bonds?"
laughed C lenient, bitterly.
Noreplied Mr. Oliver; 'I have como
to toll you that tho bonds have been
'Exactly. Wo had a wiud-storm on
Mr. Cleverly's wedding duy. Yon have
the newspapers here; you must lno
rend of it?'
'I read nothing here; I have been
composing a satire on justie-o instei'd. I
did not know Cloverly was married.'
No? It w.n n furious galo, and the
old elm that stood near tho Church of
tho nniveuly Manna broke b"iioath it,
A splinter Mruek Mr. Cleverly a ho
passed from tho carriage t ) the church
door. Jt proved his death-blow.'
'Poor fellow! On bin wedding-day,
too! Hut what hns that to d i with mo
or tho bonds?'
'Mr. Cloverly was our teller, you re
meinbor. Yesterday tho bonds were
found among his personal offtcts. That
'That in a good deal,' said Clement, a
new color flashing his face. 'I would
not hivi thought it of Cloverly. How
ever, lot us speak uu ill of thndeid. Ou
his wedding day, too! Who wns he going
'Miss Theodora Gray.'
'Miss Thoodera Gray! My Horn I' ho
cried. Tho cloud that had lifted for a
r.pacedroppcd ngaiu over Cieiuent.and he
walked out of pribon more hopeless aud
heartlees than he had entered, ne asked
no questions; he did not seek Dom.
Tho captain of the Swan, about to sail
for the Indies, ha 1 fallen ill, aud he ac
cepted the situation without a moment's
On tho homeward voyage he put about
to relieve a shipwrecked crew. 'You'll
never catch me at sea again,' one of tho
roseuol con 'dod to Captain Smither's
mate, when sho had gotten to rights on
board tho Swan. 'Botween seasickness
and shipwreck, it's uo joke. You see,
the doctor prescribed a voy,tg for my
niece: a love aff iir, yoa kuow lowcieil
her system. I won .lor if shipwreck is a
tonic? Save us! who is that? Too cap
tain? Why, man alive! it's Clement
Smithers! Dora! Dora! there wai n
rrovidonco in our being wrecked, after
all. (ijodnosst what's the matter with
the girl? Captain Smithers, don't you
know old friends? Won't you go to Dora?
She looks as if she were going to faint.'
And Captain Smithers went.
A Happy Mail.
A stranger outered the Merchants' and
Mechanics' bauk, Troy, and, throwing
npon the paying teller's di'sk two certiti-
catcs of deposit of 5,000 each, exclaim
ed: 'The ro, you can give mo my little
ten per cent, on them. I've held 'em
some time, and have kept it all to my
self; but I guess thy are goo 1 for 81,000
to day. 'I guess not,' replied tie clerk;
'thiy are not good horo. You have made
a mistake.' 'No mistake at all,' said the
stranger. 'I paid 810,000 for 'em when
I thought this 'ere bank was solid ; but I
never expected to get a cent. I'll take
my Jl.000 now, however.' The clerk
reiterated his former statement that they
wore not good there, and to tho surprise
of tlio m.foriii ,ata Htrangor informed
him that his 81(1,000 were safu aud sound
in the Manufacturers' bank, upon which
the eertitlcatos were drawn. 'Well,' the
happy holder was heard to mutter as he
left the bank, 'I am 3,000 better oft
than 1 thought I was,'
Russia is getting herself a flotilla of
six new gunboats,
Theory in Kefcrenee to the Earth.
In a recent lectnre in New York, on
the earth's interior, by I'rof. John S.
Newberry, of the School cf Mines in
Columbia college, the lecturer squarely
opposed the modern doctrine, put forth
Ly Sir William Thompson and Prof.
Evans Hopkins, that tho solid crust of
our g'obe is at least ,,000 miles in tlr'ek
necp, with a presumption in favor of cn
tiie ulitiity. Laplace's amplification
uuu py sterilization of ii- lschei's so-called
nelulnr Lypothcsis, an explanation of
the origin f the solar system, gave rise
to tho now generally accepted idea in
regard to the condition of the earth's
interior, r.aindy, that ourglobo is btill a
maBRcf molten ictitter, and covered with
a r c!.y cruet of pcrhnr. s some fifty miles
iu thickness. It was (and is) sustained
by the phe nometa of volcanic ernptiors,
aud e:-1 iiiej italics, of which it fiirusfaes
a bimp!e expl u.nticr; ; ;.ud it is ako upheld
by too kuo-jn ft.ct. ihnt in mines, and
other c".eep exeavutieits, the temperature
rises about one elegree with every fifty
feet cf itOM'ent and doubtless the in
crease wonld be mere rapid, if mines
could be carried a mile or two into the
crust .but men can not endure it to work
at deeper dep'hs than they huve now
reached, nud no company is likely at
prceci't to bs foimtd to dig deeper just
fcr tho sako of iisce-itaiuiug a scientific
fact. Sir Win. Thompson's idea, of the
actual Folidity of the globe, claims to bo
based upon purely mathematical calcula
tions ou unla derived from tho phc
nomeiia of tho tides, and tho preeessiou
if the equin-jjcs; but Protestor nenne
pny, 'f (he Dublin r.'jiversify, has
si;o7,!i ll't.t S'r William's foLclitMon is
br.?, d neon an a-uiiiption of ftctd that
do not jt'.'aaily exist in natures This
poirt iraie by the Dul!iu professor
wts vi. run-! v iii favor of I ho earlier
tUf iy, 1 :;:;t wo are living on a compara
tively 'iiiu eruft of tho giobc.jso thin, in
piopo; lion to tho molten fiery mass of
the interior, that it is not relatively
roue!! thicker than the shell which holds
'J'iii i view might, we think, bo further
s'uoL'g'.heuod by eitiug the fact that the
firm rocky outside ceveriug of thin globe
of rod-hot lava holds the molten mass
so closely, so air-tight we might bay,
ti nt the process of coolii g aud solidifi
cation, which appears t ) Lsto been go
itig en for years, is still retarded, aud
made to slow and gradual that it will yet
lute a v.vit cycle of time to eveu double
the esiiitiiig thickness of the Fliell.
When that tide shall have been accom
plished, this globe will in all probability
be uo longer a lit pla-cy fr hnniau bo
ings, and tho cold do id world will whirl
its r.npuiutcd round without beariug
with it the green and populate! conti
nent wo now behold, or responding, as
now, to the return of tho pprsrg timo.
I'.ni tho ages that niittt intervene will
bo long enough for tho rise aud fall of
moro, eud longer-lived nations, than any
or all that have existed in recorded time.
One Place Where Cut" are Not.
L 'advill'.!, Colorado, may present the
outward find visible s'gns of being a
prosperous mining town; but it in a
counterfeit presentment of prof-pchty.--Lutdvillo
isu-itt tthite.l sepulchor, fair
without, but within being filled with
fio bones of tho eleaJ tho bone of
dead cats! In this galenic city in em
bryo a cat is as tho beautiful, evace-ceut
phantom of a dream; an exquisite renli
ty that lingers only for it moment and
then gently, almost imperceptibly, but
with the iucxnrnblo certainty of tiio in
evitable, fades iuto the unreal. It ianot
bjot-j ;eks, nor care, nor double-barreled
shotguns that lies nt the toot of tho
cat eiilti.Mi'ty iu Ladville; nor is it any
of tho othe'r things commonly associated
with the willful extinction of the feliue
vital spark. No, it is none of these.
Leulville's strength is at the sumo timo
its weakness. Tho source of its wealth
is also the source of Ub citlessnef-s. The
lead dust, floating in the air in nn im
palpable powder, pe netrates into every
thing nnd especially does it penetrate
iuto tho fur of cats. The cat being,
above all e'lao, a cleanly animil, reients
this intrusion of the lead dust nud be
stirs herself to lick her e iat clean. H is
iu her effort to aitain to tho condition
fiat is uext to godliness that tho eat
dies, for lead dmt is a deadly poison.
And so it has como to pass that l.ead
ville, happy in all else, nourishes a con
stant and direful grief in that it is and
ever must remain depopulate ef cuts!
A Singular Performance.
Quito a largo company of tho frieudi
and relatives of Mr. Walter H. Krautz
and Miss M. I Mil gathered iu Forest
(i rove church, iu B ickeyntjwu elistriet,
Md., to witness the marriage of tie
yonug lady and gentleman named, Kev.
KeubenKolb having been engaged to
perform the oerotnouy. At tho appoint
eel hour tho conplo entered the chnrch,
and just as the minister was about to
begin the service the groom handed him
a slip of paper, which set forth the fact
that Mr. Kranlz aud Miss Doll had been
married on tho Mth of October, 1H7H,
iu H ickville, Montgomery couuty, Md.,
by liev. Mr. Dice, of that plnoe, wheiso
certificate the paper was. This of course
put an end to tho anticipated ceremony.
No reason is assigueel for the strange
course of the young conple.
Maty Etta is tho most popular girl in
Adt lee to a Voting Man.
Acd then, leroember, my sou, yon
have to work. Whether you handle a
pick or a pen, a wheelbarrow or a set of
books, digging ditches or editing a pa
per, ringing an auction bell or writing
fnnny things, yon must work. If you
will look around yon, son, yon will see
tha' the men who ate most ub!e to live
the rest of the;ir days without work aro
the men who work tire hardest. Dju't bo
afraid of killiug yourseif with overwork,
Hov. It is beyoud your power to elo
that. Mvn can not work so hard as that
on the sunny side of thirty. They die
sometimes, but it's because they quit
work at six p. m. aud don't get home
uutil two a. m. It's the interval that
kills, my sou. Tho work gives you an
appetite for your meals, it lends solid
ity to yenr slumber, it gives you o per
fect and grateful appreciation of a holi
day. There are young men who do not
work, toy eon; yonug men who make a
living by sucking the end of a cane;
whose eutire mental development is in
stiflicicnt to tell them which side of a
postage stamp to lick; young men who
can tie a necktie iu eleven different
knots and never lay a wrinkle in it, and
then would get into a West H:!l street
cur to go to Chicago; who can spend
more money in a day than you can earn
in a month, sou, aud who will go to tie
sheriff's to buy u pcBtal card, and apply
at the ofBcts of tho sircit commissioner
for a marriage license. But the world
is not proud of them, sou. It does not
know their names, even; it uiniply speaks
of them as old so-and-so's boys. No
body likes them, nobody hates them;
the great busy world doesn't eveu kuow
they aro there, and at the gre::t day of
tho resit rrectiou, if they do not appear
at the sound of tho truiiipci aud they
certainly will n-;t unless Beimeb ly tells
thera whit it is for and what to do I
don't think Gabriel will miss thera or
notice their abseuce, and they will not
be sent for, or waited f ir, or disturbed.
Things will go ou jtt"t au well without
therj. H flu.l ou! what you want to bo
and to elo, eedi, un l t-iiui off your coat
aud ruuke a dust iu tho world. The bu
sier you are the h-Ki deviltry you will be
apt lo get into, the sweeter will bo your
sleep, the brighter and happier ycur
holidays, and the l etter satisfied will
the world be with vo:i. Jfinknr.
W here a Tramp as of l'e.
Tho following iiu'heuticated story,
which ce mes from Orleans county, N. Y.,
i.s to j good to be lo. t. A tramp enrac to
u faiTih';iie, just a? liightful!, nud as'tcd
if ho might r tay all ii-at. T!;o f.-.nner
decline ! !o a"c-.ni2w.l:t:e hitt, but he
begged fo h:.rd, th:,l ce irsetit was t.nally
grant 'd, nnd bis tra'.npship w.u taken
into tho barn, where tl.cro wai uu haj,
and a bed arranged of H-ime robes,
blankelR, etc. Some timo during the
night a two horse wagon backed up to
tho ham, and begun loading up a loud
of v.-heat which Hie farmer had prepared
for market tho day previous. Tho
thieves transferred the wheat from the
farmer's wagon to their own, excrpt e no
sack, which was so heavy tiny eoul 1 not
haudle it, and which was a sack of phos
phate, but in their hurry they did not
notice this and t-uppostni it to be wheat.
Oue remarked to the other that it whsho
heavy thy would bo obliged to leave it,
when tho tramp, who overheard, ex
claimed, 'Hold on a minute, boys, rlJ
I will come und help you.' Thi.i unex
pected nud uncalled for aFsistauce
frightened the thieves, and they 'ske
daddled,' leaving tenia, wagon, wheat,
and tho whole rig, which tho farmer
still holds in his possession, and fer
which no clannaut haa yet put in an ap
pearance. I.osl in the Crowd of a ity.
The Atlantic. Monthht nays: In every
large city there are thousands of men,
women and childreu whose past history
aud whose present m-.-ans of living ate
unknown to thosa with whom they come
most clesely in contact. It is only when
some crit-:e, at once frightful and mye
torions, has been committed nuel the
newspapei re prule is tell us of tho ina
bility of the police to identify the victim
or to find an alequate motive for the
crime, that we fully appreciate the con
ditions of our modern city life. In
American cities especially, where police
surveillance is slight nnd where an nsy
lu.n is nff'.rdcl to emigrants of all na
tions nnd all elates Mid uo questions
aro askevl, tho possibilities of passing
unrecognized aro much hotter than iu
any Enriip;iti oily, except, perhaps,
London. Tuet city, si.y.i Mr. John
Timbs (who has a pietty intimate knowl
edge of it), ii tho only place iu all En
rope where n niun chu Hud a secure re
treat or roniaiu, if he pleases, many
years unknown. If he pojs regularly
for his lodgings and for what ho has to
eat and drink, nobody will in paire I
whence ho comes or whither he goas.
Tho othor day, at a Cincinnati wed
ding, the organist occupied the time
beforo thocomingof the biidcand groom
by playing various voluntaries, audjust
bofeire they arrivtnl at the church deior
he thoughtle8(dy struck up 'Trust her
not, she's fooling IIkm'.'
Whenever you hear that the young
ladies of a ceri .in town have organized
a cooking club, mako snre that the
dyspepsia has got a mortgage on that
neighborhood drawing twelve per cent.
ITEMS UP UENKRAL INTEREST.
There huvr been 1,003 cafes of yellow
fover in Memphis this reason, aud 4!rt
An English clergyman reccutly com
mitted suicide ou the Isle of Witht by
slitVng down a cliff 003 feet high.
Last week tho tobacco manufacturers
of Durham, N. C, bongbt internal reve
nue F.'r.inps to the amount of 817,119. CO.
Two hundred and fifty persons left
Vermont in one day for settlement in
the Werteru Slates, aud the next day
a party of three hundred left Maine and
Canada for the same purpose.
The vein of lignite recently discovered
near tho fifteen-mile post from Augusta,
o:i tho lino of tho Georgia railroad, is
said 1 1 bo ten feet thick. It burns free
ly, nc l resembles cauuel coal.
It is proposed to propagate sponges
on the Florida coast by cutting tho live
sponges into Email pieces, attaching
them to pieces of rock and sinking them
to proper depths in snitable places.
The entrails of sheep are now used in
California for machine belting, in place
of hemp, which is said to be much less
durable. A three-fourth inch rope made
from it will bear a strain of seven tons.
There are in Brenham, Texas, two or
three tamed coyotes, a species of wolf,
that are doiug duty as dogs. They play
with tho dogs and 6eem to havo the
same nature and instincts as the dogs.
Of tho six hundred or more d.ffereut
railroads in the country, only about
thirty make regular reports of their
monthly earnings, and less than twenty
report their iterating expenses and net
Oen. Macro, the leader of the now
Cuban revolt, is a colored man whose
life, if he is caught again, is forfeit to
the State, ho having been paroled by
the Spanish authorities n year or two
ago. His present force is estimated at
Cole Shelton, a colored boy, only
eight years old, has been tried in Bath
county, Kentucky, for striking Harriet
Miller, also colored, on the head with a
rock. The child was found guilty. This
is the first iustanoe known where a child
so young has been held to be criminally
responsible for his acts.
A new and singular means of incendi
arism is reported by the London Globe,
In tho village of rolaud a cat was satu
rated with kerosene by an unknown par
ty, and set ou fire; tho unhappy animal
rusl e 1 furiously to and fro, spreading
tiro all around, till it perished in flames,
together with a number of buildings.
Another largo ni'li, to manufacture
several varieties of cotton cloth, is pro
jcoteel nt Augusta, Oa., and large pub
icriptieiis to the stock of tho company
havt already bceu made. A ugusta proin
iKen to beeoruo the Lowell of tho Sontb,
and its newspapers are enthusiastic over
ita rapid development as a manufactur
A man was found in one eif the streets
of New Yerk 'Amusing himself by watch
ing the scrambling of a lai re crowd o
gaiu twuu'.y-dolbir g ild pieces which ho
s'rewe il about. Tho police arr'eted and
searched him, finding on his person
mining stock certiflc.ites, bonds, checks
and currency amounting to more than a
quarter of a million of dollars.
The cotton receipts of Atlanta, Geor
gia, fell oil in 178 about 12.003 bales
from thoio of 1877, and this year there
will be a further decline of some 2,000
bales. Bnt what Geirgia is losing in
cotton wonld poem to bo made npto her
in rich minerals, A pingle blast recent
ly iu the old Strickland mine in Forsyth
couuty exposed a ve-iu throe fnct in
width with the gold so thick that it
c'ltild be seen at a distance of ten pacer.
A mieoatcr occurred ou the 20th iust.,
at Browuington, Mo., between Lou Co
hort and John Boles, growing out of
Galictt having gono security for Boles,
who refuse'd to pay the note when de
manded. Gahnrt bought a pistol nud
fired at Boles in the dining-roeim of the
hotel. Boles responded with his pistol.
Tho affair resulted in Boles being killoel,
and (iahart po seriously wounded that
his life is in danger. Jeihu Hhobo, who
attempted to interfere, was shot iu the
arm, shattering tho bone.
Experiments have been ciedeat Gren
oble and elsewhere in France with the
Limnrre fire-balls, au invention where
by a besieged garrison can eliecover in
tre nchmeiits and batteries being raised
at night by tho enemy. The ball in
(iicstiou takes tiro soon after issuiug
from tho cnuueiu nud burns for a certain
time with great intensity, so that cau
U''ti can be directed at a spot where tho
e nemy is revealed. A shell is attached,
which, e xploding nl uncertain intervale,
w:ll dete'r soldiers from attempting to
extinguish tho flames.
Pigrt run at large in Kern county, Cal.,
and becoming wild, know no owner
Thin dry year has made forage scarce.
Unusual collections have been noticed,
seemingly iu council, and pigs in pairs
havo bee-n seen to leave by different
routes, uow supposed to be prospecting
pui ties, because lately there is a general
stampede inthodireotiou of Buena Vista
lake. Into this lake all plunge daily,
and fish for clums that strew the bottom,
under cover of nearly two feet of water.
Their multitudinous snorting are heard
afar as they emerge from clamming to
got air. This bivalvnlar diet is relish
ed, aud a fat slaughter is in preparation,