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ITTSHOI.O CHATHAM CO., N. C, NOYLMIJLR 27, ISTH
To the Bereaved !
BEST OF MARBLE.
Good Workmanship, and Cheapest and Largest
Variety in the State. Yards corner Morgan and
Blount street, below Wynn'i livery stables.
Address all mmmnnioation to
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ny will rim aa follows from the first of October
UDtil further notice:
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rifon, will leave Favettevilln cverv Tneeday
and Friday at 8 o'clock A. M and Wilniing
tniievery Wetnedday and Saturday at il o'clock
Bteamer WAVE, Capt. V.'. A. IHWon, will
leae Fyntteville on M-mdava and Thnradays
at Ho'olock A. M., and Wilmington on Tuee
daTa and Friday at 1 o'clock P.M., connecting
with tbe Went em Itailroad at Fajottevilie on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
J. 1. II J..M IfU t o.
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Rockaways and Spring Wagons
At rrlcr le Hull l he Tlinra,
Made of the bc-st materials, and warranted to
give entire tsatisfaotiou.
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By giving us a call boforo buying.
AIo, a full lot of
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THOMAS M. CROSS.
Attorney at Law,
PITTsBOKir, N. t.
Will practice in Chatham aud eurionn
counties. Collrotiou or claims a specialty, dm?
KKOOII .V BARRINGER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
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ATTEND THE COlliTS IN CHATHAM.
Bpenial attention given to easos in the Fed
eral CjU't-j a'G.-oooHUorj.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
W."SpO':'inl AUphmoii Tuid t
5 f. H. CAMERON, rrnitlrnr.
W. E. ANDKR80N, IVn V.
W. H. niCKU, AVf V
Tha only Home Lifo Insurance Co. in
All It fund loaned out AT IIOSIK, nmt
i among our own people. We do not send
;? North Carolina money abroad to build up nthe
i States. It ia one of tha mwl suerensfiil com-
paniea Of It3 age In the United Stales, lis as-
acta are amply sufficient. All losses paid
promptly. Eight thousand dollara paid In tin
k Usl two years to families in Chatham. It will
B cost a man aged thirty years only rive cents a
I lay to Insure for one thousand dollars.
Apr 'J ,or further information to
H.A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
FITTSBOKO', N. C.
J. J. JACKSON,
PITTSBORO', X. C.
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eclve prompt attention.
W. I. ANDERSON,
P. A. WILET
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
RtLEKai, -V. C.
J.D. WILLIAMS & CO.,
Grocers, Commission Merchants and
FAYETTEVILLE. N. C.
I iliiik the leaf would sooner
lie i be first to brrak away
Thati to bang alone in tho orchard
in the bleak Novemlor day,
Aud I think the fats of the flower.
That falls in the midst of bloom,
Is swester than if it lingered
To dio in the autumu'e gloom.
Borne glowing golden morning,
In the h art of summer Uuie
As I atand in the perfect vigor
And strength of my youth's glad prime,
When my heart ia light and happy,
Aud the world seems bright to mo,
I would like to drop from this earth-life
As a green leaf drops from the tree.
Hume day, wbon tbe golden glory
Of June ia over the earth,
Aud the birds are singing together
In a wild, mad strain of mirtb,
When the akies are aa clear and cloudless
As the skies in Juue oau be,
I would like to have tbe sunimore
Bent down from God to me.
I would not wait for the furrows,
For the faded eyes and hair,
But pans out swift and sudden,
Ere I grew heat-sick with care,
I would broak, some morn, in my singing;
Or fall in my springing walk,
Asa full bloom fljwer will sometime!
Drop all abloom from tbe stalk.
So in my youth's glad morning,
While the summer walks a'-oad,
I would like to bear the summons
That must come some time from Qod.
I would pasa from the earth's perfection
To tbe endless June abov?,
From tbe fullness of living and loving
To tho noon of immortal love.
THEIR HEARTS OPENED.
South Djwu, though cbrmigly situ
ated in oue of the eastern counties of
England, is not a place of general re
sort. Here and there a cottage or two may
be fonnd, making a pleasing variety in
a landscape rich in nature's loveliness;
bnt as our narrative has only to do with
Hint part of South Down in tho imme
diate vicinity of tbe chalk pits, we will
briefly introduce the reader to Adam
Ilawley and his wife, an old couple oc
cupying one of the little dwellings near
to this locality.
Adam spent most of his days in cart
ing away mud and rubbiRh from the
roadside, and at other times he would
work in the pits, earning enough to keep
himself an;) his wife in conifortuble cir
cumstances. These old people lived on from day to
day, from s'-afou to season, without
change in their mode of lifo. They were
quiet and orderly, causiug neilher trou
ble nor annoyance to their neighbors;
but for all this they were no favorites.
The fact is, Doboruh It iwley and her
husband lived only to please themselves.
Possessed of every comfort for, bo:
sides the bread-winner's earnings, they
bad a little income of eight shillings a
week coming in regularly and, en
grossed iu their own concerns, they
never troubled themselves about being
neighboily; thus much of the sunshine
of life was unknown to them, through
tho nnappronchableness of their own
Thy were certainly a striking con
trast to the rest of the inhabitants of
Lime Cottage as the collection of little
dwellings was called among whom
there was a feeling of friendliness, and
many helpful deeds made life's day
brighter to maDy cf them.
Mrs. Figgins, their next door neigh
bor, whose husband was down with
brain fever, and required constant
watching day aud night, had three of
her children laid up at the same time
with inflammation of tho lungs; yet in
her domestio difficulties she never yen
tnredon asking aid from Mrs. Buwley;
but Mrs. Keeu, a bony matron, with
half a dozen little ones of her own, and
engaged nearly every hour of the day in
ministering to their wants, proffered the
necessary help even before it was so
licited. The whole community, with the ex
ception of old Deborah and her hus
band, vied with one another in helping
poor Mrs. Figgins through her tronble.
The faculty for performing kindnesses
certainly did not belong to these old
people. All their lives they bad closed
their hearts to works of benevolence,
and now, iu their declining years, no
gentle promptings from earth or from
heaven seemed to arouse them to deeds
'What is it to ns if they do want new
laid eggs ? Let them keep fowls of their
own and they'll get some.'
So the communication which he bad
overheard Mrs. Figgins make to a friend
concerning the requirements of her sick
family was blotted from his mind, as he
convinced himself that it was not need
ful to bother himself with other peo
Nevertheless, he repeated what he
had overheard to his wife, and as a wo
man's iuflueree, in whatever rank of
lifo, is powerful, Mrs. Itiwley 'a reply,
had it been in favor of a charitable
action, might have done much toward
its accomplishment, instead of which
her verdict, 'Let them get eggs for
tbemr-elves if they want them,' strength
ened her husband in his opinion that
the matter was no concern of theirs.
The Bawltvs were not in ignorance as
to tho feeling of disfavor with which
their fellow-cottagers regarded tbem
but what cared they ?
r.ifsesfied of u'l thy rt quired, able
to wait cm tlieini-elvoH, eudowel with
good health, they solicited favors of no
cue, and with bl nttd eyes, and well
nigh tintliHukfut hearts, they lived for
Oue afternoon A'tani Kiwley had just
pitrt liken of a very comfortable tea
which his wife h id prepared for Liiu.
Ijor Mrs. FiKius' ralo aud anxious
fare, wliioii ho euug'it tifilit of an nhe
rt turned from lor teiu'y rurirkt tiiifT,
had by no mean dktuiln'd his epjiy
niont of it, and with the same uumiud
fulness regarding the wants of others,
he prepared to set out for his work
'You'll about have time to shell the
peas and get the supper ou afore Fm
back,' were his parting words to his
helpmeet, and with no thought beyond
the present the speaker started.
The following quarter of an hour was
passed in fetching the horse and cart
from Farmer Kirby's. Then Adam filled
his cart with the collection of rubbish,
and leading old Derry by the bridle,
proceeded leisurely in the direction of
the chalk pits.
Steadily and quietly the willing ani
mal plodded on, past tho lime cottages,
down the cuive of the road, to within a
few feet of the deep hollow in which tho
load ho was carrying was to be depos
ited. Bat suddenly a loud 'Whoa 1' accom
panied by a tug at tho reins, anuouncod
that something was wrong; but this
failed to rectify matters, for the horso,
suddenly checked at the moment of
stepping, was unable to recover his
footing, and, after one or two ineffectual
attempts, his knees doubled under km
and down ho went.
Then began a struggling and FculHing
as Adam exerted all his strength to got
Derry to his feet; but the ground, which
was compose 1 of loose sand, was unfa
vorable for this purpose, aud tho horse's
struggles brought bim nearer to the
pit's edge. Iu bowildered dismay, the
old man gazed affrighted around, as he
endeavored to pull the animal back.
Iu vain he shouted and called for
help. No living creature was visible,
and no sound broke tho stillness as his
agonized tones died away without re
sponse. 'She'll be over as sure as fate, nud
drag me in,' he gasped, frantically, feel
iug his strength failing with each plunge
of tho horse. While largo beads of
perspiration stood on his intensely puck
ered fucc, hi thorghtd flow to old
Doboruh, who was sitting iu her kitch
en, oalmly shelling a fine gathering of
marrowfats, little guessing the peril
just then happening to her husband
within a short distance from her dwell
ing. Having finished, she roso from her
seat as some one hastily passed her open
door, and,-in another moment, she heard
Mrs. Figgins' eldest girl e.'phining
something to her mother.
Tho tones were hurried and tho pounds
confused; and she might have paid little
beed to them had not her own name
fallen, with familiar d stinctness, on her
'What have they got to talk about me
fori' she murmured somewhat gruffly
as, proceeding to the door, she was going
to close it; but her attention was arrest
ed by what appeared to be the outpour
ing of all her neighbors, as though,
moved by ono mind, they rushed in the
direction of the chalk pit.
Mrs. Figgins alone stood stationary,
and her conntcnance paled when she
sav the look of fenr that overnpread old
Deborah's face as sho inquired:
'What's the matter what's they all
gono down there for?'
'Oh, Mrs. Kawley, don't bo frighten
ed; the horse has fallen down, and your
husband can not get him up again and
Her listener stayed to hear no more.
With a wild scream she ran off, aud
reached the fcpuo of the accident just
as, with au awful crash, the horse van
ished over the pit's mouth, dragging
along with him old Adam.
The half howl, half shriek, which
broke from his wife's lips, long rang in
the ears of those who heard it.
'My Adam I my Adam 1 oh, lot me get
to hira I' and had it not been .for kind
but vigorous arms, the poor creature
would have thrown herself into the pit
in her agony.
Nay, stay ye here; he'll be all right.'
But as the soothing words were spoken
the speakers looked around with bewil
dered faces, as they saw no possible way
of making good their promiso, for, to
use their own expression, 'the men'
were all away.
Not a man was within call; the cot
tages were peopled by women and chil
dren at this hour of the evening, the
bread-winners being away in the fields.
'If he's alive now, he'll be kicked to
death before he can be got out,' wailed
Deborah, as the horso gave a restless
plnnge, and once more she made a des
perate effort to reach her husband.
All unkind behaviors aud past dis
agreeblenesn were forgotten by the poor
woman's neighbors as they wound their
arms strongly about her, striving by
word and deed to moderate her angnish.
'Oh, if tho men would only come 1'
and springing on a high railing, Mrs.
Keen who bad already sent her chil
dren screaming off in all directions in
pearch of tbem looked wildly toward
the fields, as she waved her handker
chief high above her head uud shouted
frantically for htlp.
'They're coming 1 hold up, Mrs. Raw
ley I We'll foon have him out now I'
she exclaimed, and Mill continued to
wave I.er handkerchief.
Kn ninny nvouds had pan ed l.uif a
doKPn swaithy men thiir fares illum
ined with tho lays of the i-et'in,'; mm
boutidod evi r llic Lo.Igu au ! mil t thy
scene of peril.
Their brawny 1 Hindu nud arras were
Boon earnestly eugg'd iu the work of
rescue; aud while the w iroeu comforted
old Deborah, her husband was got out
of his veiy datigorous position.
He made no movement as thty bore
him to the surfnco, and then to his cot
tage, where it was found that life was
not extinct. He was fearfully bruised
and shaken, however, acd wan some
wcekH iu recovering his usual health.
This incident wrought an entire
change in the old couple. Whether the
attention and sympathy of their neigh
bors had anylhiug to do with it can not
be said; but it is very certain (hat few
are proof against kind words t-ud loving
deeds; sneers aud reproaches may hard
en, but who can resist the sunshine of
Happily tho Itawleys' hearts were
touched by the friendly solicitude shown
them, and they evinced their gratitude
in many ways. Selfishness gave plaro
to generosity, aud perhaps tbe final re -covery
of Mrs. FigginB' invalids was, in
some measure, due to the frequent sup
ply of ncw-Iaid eggs which Mrs. Rsw
ley's hens seemed to take as much de
light in laying for other people as for
their own mistress.
Bo that as it may, hearts which bad
been long closed to the sufferings arouui
them were now awakened to the honest
realization cf life's duties, their earnest
atteution to which enriched them with
a higher appreciation of life's true sweot
ness and the sec ct of all happiness.
leo. Wahini;loii's Mirth pi nee.
Secretary Evarts, accompanied by a
party, went to Westmoreland county,
Virginia, the resideuce of tho blood
relatives of Oeu. Washington, to inspect
tho sito of the proposed monument to be
erected on tho spot where the Father of
his Conutry was born. The old chimney
which alone marks tho spot of the house iu
which Washington was born, is between
Mattox and Pope's creeks. The ground
on which it stands is a slight elevation,
commondiug a fine water view. Several
largo trees encircle the spot ou which the
house stood, and near oue of the m was
the wiudow of tho room in which Wash
ington was bom. A visit was paid to
Wakoficld, a mile distant, Mr. Nelson's
residence. There tbo party were receiv
ed by MrH. Sallie Washington, the
grand-laughter of Augustine Washing
ton, Qeu. Washington's half-brother.
She is the widow of her cousin, Law
rence Washington, and mother of Mrs.
Battie Wilson, tho mistress of Wake
field. Mrs. Washington was born in
1799, a few mouths before Oeu. Wash
ington's death. She is a matronly,
fine-looking lady. Her face strongly
resembles tho familiar face of Martha
Washington. After a short stay at
Wakefield the party visitej the old
family cemetery, on the grounds. It
has been neglected of Into years, and
is overrun with weeds. A depression
iu the grouud alone marks tho location
of the old vault, which fell iu years ago.
Near by nro two brown, timo-woru slabs,
on which with diffioulty can be do''i
phered the uamo of Mddred Washing
ton, who died iu 169(1, aud of Jane
Washington, the first wifo of Oeu,
Washington's father, who died iu 1729,
Not so Important as lie Thought.
Occasionally you will meet a young
man who gets on the train somewhere in
Ohio, and when some fellow passenger
asks him how far he is going, he will pay,
'Oniahat' in the tone of a brakeman call
ing a station, aud then look up and down
the ear to observo tbe amazement aud
awe of tbo other passengers, and you
will uotico that he looks a little bit dis
appointed because they do not tuke off
their hats anil ack to shake hands with
him and want to know where he comes
from and all about him. Jiut by-aud-by
when he learns from ehsual remarks
dropped carelesMy now aud thou, that
tho man behind him is goiug to San
Francisco, and tho oue in front of him is
going to Japan, aud the old fellow on
the other side of ihe aisle is just return
ing from St. Petersburg, the young man
drops his voice to a husky whisper,
shrinks down into his duster so that no
one can see him, and tells the next man
who asks him about it that he is only
going out here a little way.
Not long since a doctor (?) came to
San Antonio, Tex., from a frontier coun
ty, aud, during a conversation with oue
of tbe local medical gentlemen, askert
what was the first thing he did when
patietit had tho smallpox. 'The first
thing is to isolate the p.itient.' 'Isolate
him?' bawled the disciple of Dr. Sangra
do; 'merciful Moses I I tried that aud it
killed him deader than a door nail. Hot
applications is what the patieut needs
red pepper te and eich.' Qalcctfon
Wile of our Presidents.
James P.trton, in his book, tells the
story of tho hves of Presidents' wive?.
He says : Thomas Jefferson, hke Wash
ington, married a widow, Mrs. Maria
Skc)tcn,vbo had considerable property;
but that did not savo her great husband,
who died greatly iu debt, owing to his
slavish dovotion to his country. She
was a lady of extraordinary beauty of
fin'eatul form, aud singularly competent
to adorn and conduct a great household.
A lit t lo above the medium height, lair
complexiou, eyt-s huge, dark aud ex
pressive, auburn hair and a during
horsewoman, and full of taleut. Who
played, daucd aud sung well, and had
When Jefferson com ted her he was
twenty eight aud she niueteer. He
played the vi jlin and sung well, and, as
he had money thou and a high position,
he distanced all rivals. They had a
great wedding. She had a great respon
sibility managing her husband's im
mense estate, hud six children, of whom
two only survived, and died before be
roso to his great ronown, mourned by
him to the last. He remained a wid
ower forty-four years, down to his death.
()' course she never eaw him in the
White Hour ..
D dly Payne was a (Quaker and a wid
ow when she married James Madison,
and tho daughter of a Virginia planter,
born in North Carolina. Her father
aud mother set their slaves free aud
moved to Philadelphia, aud there Dolly
married a lawyer named Tod'1.. Sho
was twenty, and he died three years
after, leaving her with a sou and i o
weiilth. Her mother kept boarders while
Congress sat there, an! she helped her
mother to keep the establishment.
Among these boarders were Aaron Burr,
then a Ssnutor from New York, aud
James Madison, a member of CougresH
from Virginia. Djlly was very beauti
ful and accomplished, aud when she
married M-tdiaon he was forty-three aud
she twenty-live. They had no children.
When he became President, iu 1809, tho
White House received its lovely mis
tress, who cii joyed its attractions for
eight, years. Sho died in Washington
in 1819, aged eighty two years, surviv
ing her husband thirteen years.
Daniel Webster was twico married,
but his flrt.t wife was tho mother of all
Lis ehildreu. Sho was a clergyman's
daughter, ono year older than himself,
quite accomplished, not beautiful, but
much esteemed; aud when she came to
Washington, not more than fifty years
ago, rondo many friends. She died in
New York, aged forty-six, in 1827,
whither she had been taken from the
natioual capital by her husband. If she
never eaw him iu his splendid prime sho
did not witness his sad decline.
I have spokeu of Mri. Andrew Jack
son more than once. Sho was the wife
of another man, Lewis Robards, of
Kentucky, whenyouug Jackson saw and
loved her. Her mother, Mrs. Donelson,
was keeping a boarding house at the
time, having returned to Tennessee with
Mr. aud Mrs. Robards, aud Jackson
lived in her house. Remit, a jealous
husband and a separation. A rumor
came that a divorce had been granted,
and then Jachsou married the 'graes
widow;' but the rumor proving false,
they lived together two years before a
divorce could bo really granted, and
then they were married ngaiu. The
husband left early, and these peculiar
circumstances led to mauy quarrels
between Jackson, who grew into a great
reputation, and his many enemies. She
was short rnd stout, a great housekeeper
and manager, very religious, very illiter
ate, kind to her slaves and full of auoo
dote aud fun. She had no children, aud
died in December, 18C8.
A Monstrous Casting.
The proprietors of the llhek Diamond
steel works iu Pittsburg aro about to
construct a fifteeu-tou hammer. This
will require au anvil t f ono hundred
and fifty tons. This is to be cast in a
single piece, nud special cupolas will
have to bo constructed for m iking such
a casting, nsiug two furnaces. The
casting will be made close to tho foun
daticu where it is to bo placed, so that,
by tho use of two hydraulic screws, il
can be turned ovor upon its proper
place. Tho largest hammer now in use
in the United States is one of teu tons
at Nashua, N. U. The hammer will
have a fall of nine tons and a power of
thirty-fivetons, snlliiieut to work nil in
got of twenty tons. The I amraer is to
be steel, aud will cost between ?i!O,O0(l
and !?7UKH). A five-ton hammer is also
to be added to the works.
'W ,do jou know why you are like
'Like a daukey!' echoed W , open
ing his eyes wide. 'No, I don't!'
Do you give it up?'
'Because your better halt is stubborn
Thut's not bad. Hal ho! I'll givelhat
to my wife when I get home.'
Mrs. W ,' ho asked, as he sat
down to supper, 'do jou know why I am
like a donkey?'
He waited a moment, eipecting bis
wifo to give it up. Bnt she didn't.
She looked at him somewhnt commiser
atingly as she answered :
'I supposed because you were born so."
A New Way lo lolled Old IMts.
Dr. Preston, a dentist of Waylaud,
New Yoik, bus adopted a plan to collect
his bills for false teeth whou not prompt
ly met. Miss Rjea li Aierts, of Blood's
Depot, had been one of his negligent
customers, uud ou a receut visit the den
tist asked how her teeth wtre wearing.
She took them out to r.how him and he
put them in his pocket, saying she could
have them again when they were paid
for. Iu consequence of this calamity
Mus K s:i was uuable to see the gentle
man to whom she v:is engaged lo bo
married. (Iu his iusiuting upon the
reasons her friends told him, ami her
suitor dissolved tho engagement, ft'ie
is now undecided which to eomrwuce
first, v. suit for breach of promise or one
agmuot the dentist for the lots of a hus
band. Dr. Preston, it teems, adopted
this cotuse from its Euctss in another
case, iu which a reverend geutlemau
found himi If deprived of his fuise set
that had Lot been paid for.
An Act of VuiidaliMii.
Another pioce of vandalism cau be et-t
down to Iho credit of some unknown
hater of the fine arts. About the nn-st
valuable nit decorations of the Capitol,
Washington, are several paintings of
Western scenes.from ihe easel of Thomas
Morau. S uio few ytars ago Congress,
through the library committee, paid the
artist 10,000 each for them, aud they
hang in the easteru ante-room to tho
Senate gallery. It has just been noticed
that some wretch has punched quite a
lurge hole with his cane iu one of the
corners of the picture representing the
valley of tho Yellowstone. From the
marks utoug the margin it is evident
that before accomplishing this design
the desecra tor sci atched his shurp utick
along the entire length of tho painting
and theu wound up matters with a vig
orous punch into tho canvas. During
dull times, when it is impossible to
wntch all corners of the Capitol, such
nets of violence could easily be ilone.
This is the first recorded for some
All A II fill Death.
Mr. Richard King, while reluru ug
from Littleton, Va., to his farm in that
neighborhood, met with a most awful
death. He was driving ahmg the coun
try road running parallel with the rail
road, when his mule team took fright at
au appnviebiug handcar and dashed ofl
at a furious rate. Mr. King was sitting
on a box, which fell from uuder him,
and he fell between the arms just iu front
of tho oxU, catchiug his left leg in the
who-.'!. Jt was literally grouud into
fragments. He, thus entangled, was
dragged several hundred yards, whilo a
broken irou bar about eight inches long
was thrust into his body. The wagon
was hurled against a tree, which broke
three of his ribs aud bruited him nearly
all over his body. In this terrible con
ditiou he lay nearly four hours before
death relieved him of his agony. Medi
cal assistance was soon at Laud, but
nothing e'u'J be done. Ho was per
fectly conscious to the lust. He leaves
a wite aud several childrr-u, who were ut
hia side through the long agony.
Young Rattleton Biagge (affably to
middle-aged stranger whom he finds
alone in 15-owu'd studio i: Good picture,
ain't it? Old Stilton's bought it. The
duke, jou know. I'.rowu's going down
to Stilton to shoot. Wish 1 could go
with him, but I'm booked in L ui'lou till
Christmas. Just my luck! Cipitalold
boy, Stiltou! Iioks like an old clothes
man. Gets tight alter dinner; tells
rummy stones; makes you roar. Fine
old place, capital shoolingl Awl'ly jol
ly girls, the ladies Camouibort. Nearly
a d( z mi of them, all freckled. Duchess
trcmeudous matchmaker. B;'g jou be
fore you cau any Jack Robinson, il you
dou't look out! Av.ful fun. the old
duchess! D'you hnppsn to know her by
sight? Shiny red uom- nnd as under
liuu t as a Imlldrg. Ah! here's Brown
ut last. (Kuter Brown suddenly). Ah!
Brugge, how nre jou! Let me iutro
dueo you to tho duke of Stiltou!
Telegraphing W ithoiil Mires.
The Journal of I In: l:rri-ii says
that Professor I . 'omis continues his ex -
periiucuts iu tho mountains of West
Virginia to demonstrate the theory that
at certain elevations tbiro is a natural
electric current, by taking advantage of
which teh graphic signals may be sent
without tho use of wires. It is said ho
has telegraphed a distance of eleven
miles by means of kites flown with cop
per wires. When tho kites reached the
same altitude or got into tho same cur
rent, communication by means of an in
strument similar to that of Morse wa
easy, but ceased us soon as one of the
kites wo lowere l. Ho has built towers
on two bills about twenty miles apart,
aud from the tops of them has run up
steel rods into the region of the electric
France is an example of what school
penny banks can luv miplish. Lm.t year
the depositors l umbered 3,300,000, or
one iu eleven of the population, aud the
money deposited reached the enormous
total of .?2!)2,900,(K)0. In 1871 there were
2.170.C06 depositors and 4132,000,000 of
deposits, and the growth since then has
no parallel elsewhere.
1 1 KM 01 I.KM H Al, IM I IilM .
The native population of N- w York
exceed the foreign by about 1 J.'i.liUi).
Fifty-three cottou mills iu opeiatu.u
iu North Carolina consumed last year
38 481 bales of cotton.
Under the now lav of Texas all scrips
of vaannt luud in orguuiz-.id couulits cnu
be bought from the State at 50 cc-l-U an
Teamsters nlotig the O.la river, Ari
zona, complain of the largo herds of
wild camels that have of lalo takeu pos
session of the main roads, to tho ecu
siernation of horses aud mules.
The leu crops of cotton in the S uth
from 1852 to J8U aggregated :it,9'J5, l i'i
bales. Tho teu crops from 170 to IsVi
inclusive, comprised 11,151,71- bales.
Tho excess of the last decade ib (i,159,
Jefl'trson Davis is threatened wi'h
blindr.esp, nnd his health is broken.
Mr.. S.irah D.irsey, who left her prop
erty to bim, bequeathed au excellent
portrait of him to the BU-.to library of
The discovery has been niado iu a
I'.rooklyn, N. Y., court that nmnu drawn
as juror in a number of important carts
Lai another individual serve on liia
name -the change being effected through
In portions of South Carolina willow
trees grow iu great abundance, nnd a
company has been formed and haR com
menced the manufacture of all kinds of
willow work from the material furnished
by thobo trees.
Walter Eastings, of B islou, recently
deceased, left the bulk of hi3 fortune,
after the decease of his wife, to Harvard
college. It is estimated to amount to
SfO,0 0, which is the largest donation
ever madj to the college.
Peoria, 111., paid the United States
government. .l,l:J0,12'..78 us taxes ou
distilled spirits for tho mouth of OjIo
ber. This is tho largest sum ever re
ceived by the povernment from a single
district iu a Bingle mouth.
Countess Swaloff, who recovered a
verdict of $10,0(10 against tho New York
Central railway for the lo?s of valiublo
laces from ht r trunk while in custody
of the company, has had her decision
confirmed by the I'uited States supremo
Iuilia ranks fourth among the coun
tries of the world for tho extent of coal
deposits. Sho Liis :i(l (100 square miles
of coal fields; the Fuited States, SOO.OilO;
China, 100,000, nud Australia, 210,000;
but only oUU.'.Njo tuns are annua;!' nim-jJ
Tho cowl engineering fi at of build
ing a bridge on shore and then shoving
it ncoss the water has been accomplished
at lnuni-J, France. Tho stnictme is
311 feet lonrr, weighs over 200 tons, aud
was projected into its pluo with twelve
General Suerruuu in his aununl report
shows that of the army of 25,( 00 men,
nearly 1,000 are employed about store
houses, arsenals, in the tignal servic-s
end in experimenting, leaving an ef
fec'ive army for protecting the frontier
of less than 20,000,
Mis. John Boyer, of Wills Creek,
Ohio, loft her twin ehildreu iu n crib
near tho fire wiiilo she was washing iu
au outhouse. While alouo the clolhiug
of the crib c-iught fire uud they par
ished iu tiie llirnes. The grief of the
parents was indescribable.
Tbe Philadelphia 'Jinn iwerts thai
the creditors of J. Cooke S. C. , wiio
have not parttd with their claims uov
sold their stock, couutiug their receipts
from cash dividends, cau to-day realize
the full fac;( value of their claims with a
handsome surplus, by way of interest.
Three large wagons, nro being con
structed at Chicago to tie used among
the niiues in the ruonutains of C dorado.
Tho back wheels are six feet three inch
es iu diameter, and the tire is live
inches wide. Tho wagons, including
box, are nine feet high. They aro each
to he drawn by twenty yokes of oxeu,
and are capable of carrying t u tons
Tho Peruvinui fell so bud over tho
loss of their fleet gunboat Htiafcar, nud
were so elaU'd over the victories shehnd
achieved, I hat a popular collection was
: stnrled to purchase another fust steamer,
j nnd women freely contributed their
jewelry nud men their money, until iu
I short time sufficient was raiHcd for the
purpose, aud a co' mission sent to Kn-
r0j,e to purchase.
In 1,'ittich, G.-rniany, a new kind of
sport bus been invented. Thirty-seven
cats were takeu iu sacks n fortnight ngo
to a place twenty four miles distant from
the town and turned loose ut t wo o'clock
in the afternoon. Tho winuer of the
singular race that followed arrived home
at forty-eijht minutes after six, aud
within twenty-four hours every cat had
returned to its owu hearthstone.
tlorgo Hheppard, a member of tho
notorious James band of outlaws, qunr
reled with the notorious Jesse James iu
Missouri while ou tie way to rob a bauk,
and shot and killed his leader. Hhep
pard had a naming fipht with other
members of the band, Bud was wounded
severely. .Tes-ie James was the durini,
brigand who couimauikd the despera
does who robbed railway trains, pene
trated bsuk vaults aud committed tha
moat daring crimes ever recorded in thin