H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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I,ITTSIK)R() CHATHAM CO.. N. C., DI'CKMUKIJ I. Is7.
To the Bereaved I
BEST OF MARBLE.
Good Workmanship, and Cheapest and Liu-gent
Variety in the State. Yards cornor Morgan and
Blount streets, bolow Wynu's livory triable.
Address all pommanioationa to
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ny will rnn as follow from the first of October
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and Friday at 8 o'clnek A. M.. anil Wilming
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at H o'clock A. M. , and Wilmington on Tues
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with the Western Kailroad at Fsyettovillo on
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JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
.lnrlnnllle, ( hiilhnm t o., N. 4 .
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FAYETTEVILLC. N. O.
Tht' Iron Pen.
M;nle from a Fnlterof Hoimiv.ini, the 1'riseiipr ol
Ihil on; the Handle ol Weoil lr,nn tlie I- rlnte
' roiiBllliiM. n," ami boimil Willi a Circlet
ol'liolil. Inset willl 1 1i neloiis
stones from Siberia, C'ejloit,
1 thought this pen wonld arife
From the cachet where it lies
Of itsolf would arise, aud urito
My thauks aud my surprise.
When yon gave it mo under the pices,
I dreamod tbeso gems from the tniucs
Of Siberia, Ceylon, and Msino
Would glimmer as thoughts iu the lines,
That this iron link from the chain
Of Bounirard might retain
Some verso of the poet who sang
Of the prisoner and bis pain;
That this wood from the frigato'e majt
Might write mo a rhyme at last.
As it used to write ou tlio sky
The songs of the tea and the blest.
lint motionless as I wait,
Like a I it hop lyiug in stato
I.iis the pen, with its uiitcr of pol.l,
And its jewels inviolate.
Then mnut I speak, aud say
That the light of that summor day
In tho garden uuder the pines
Shall not fado and pass away.
I shall bco yon standing there,
Careesod by tho fragrant air,
With the shadow on yonr face,
And tho snnshino on your hair.
I ehall hoar the sweet low tone
Of a voice before nuknown,
Wayiog, "This is from me to you
From mo, and to you alone."
And iu words not idle and vain
I shall answer, and thank you again
For the gift, and the grace of tho gift,
Oh beautiful Helen of Maine!
And forever this gift will bo
As a blessing from you to me,
As a drop of tho dew of your youth
On the leaves of an aged tree.
IIu.miv W. LoMifKi.Low, in narper'e.
WITH A LUNATIC.
A If Pixon, Tom (iiffnrJ, ntnl !I bad
gouo np tho river onmping oat ; wo had
done oir Hocond day's work. It was
early morning on tbe th rd day, glorious
weather. I was in the boat, getting tho
Bteoring : lines in order; Qiffard and Dixon
were on the bank, talking to Dr. Eiwle.
As I understood it, the doctor was at
tho head of a private asylum for lunatics.
Ho was Qiff .trd's friend, not mine. He
had been taking a constitutional when
ho happened to fall in with us ju&t as we
were sitting down to open-air breakfast;
tho chance-meeting led to Qiffard invit
ing Lira to share our gypsy meal. Ho
Ho was a pleasant fellow; not too old,
and not too young. I liked him ex
ceedingly. Wo talked of things in gen
eral, and of lunatics in particular.
Something led to his mentioning I
think it was speaking of the cunning of
a certain class of lunatics, and the difti
cnlty of keeping them within four walls
tVo fact that one of his inmates had
escaped a day or two previously, aud
had not yet been retaken. This was
tho more singular as it was tolerably
certain ho had not gone far, and search
had been nitulo for him in '.every direc
As (iitl'ard and Dixon wero saying
good-by, preparatory to getting into the
boat, the doctor laughing said: '.Should
you happen to como ncross him, I shall
consider you bound to bring him back
safe and sonud.'
We laughed. Alf aud Tom shook
hands with him, and got into the boat.
We promised, if we should Lnppen to
meet him, we would certainly see him
returned to eafe custody. Alf stood up
and shoved ns from the shore; we sang
out our last good-by, and left the doctor
standing on the bank.
Presumably we had come for river
beauties and the camping-out presum
ably ; but ob a matter of fact there. was a
young lady lived not so far ahead, a mu
tual friend, Lilian Trovers. Separately
and jointly we had a high opinion of
Miss Travers, not only of her beauty,
but of other things as well; and having
come so far, we hoped we ehonld not
have to return until at leat wo had hod
a peep at her. t'ufortunatelv, though
we knew Miss Travers, we had no ac
quaintance with Mr. there was no Mrs.
We had met the young lady at several
dances and such like; but on each occa
sion she was under tho chnperouagc i f
old Mrs, Mackenzie. Appnrently Mr,
Travers was not a party man. l.ut
Lilian had promised to introduce us to
him whenever she got a chanae, and we
were not unhopeful she would get that
chance now. So yon see that little ex
cursion river ward had more in it than
mat the eye.
We went lazily on, just dipping the
oara in and out; smoking, watching the
smoke circling through the clear air.
We were dreaming and lazing, when
suddealy some one steppod out from
among the trees. He was close to us
not a dozen feet away.
He was a tall man, rather over than
under six feet. He was dressed in a
dark brown suit of Oxford mixture; he
had a stick in his hand, wore a billy-
cook hat, and his coat was buttoned
right up to his throat. He had light
whiskors, a heavy drooping moustache,
hair unusually long, iron-gray in color.
He might be a soldier retired from his
profession, or an artist out painting; he
certainly looked a gentleman.
We wore passing on, when he raised
his stiok, and shonted ont, 'Ktop!'
It was a regular shout, as though we
! .. Lnll.n,;U.AIl,im Wo filli
ped, although it was au unusual method
of cnllinp; attention.
'Gentlemen,' he said, t-till nt tho top
of his voioo, 'I should bo obliged if you
could give me a scat. I hnvo a long
way to go, and 1 am tired.'
We looked at him and ut er.cli oilier.
It was a frce nnd eaty style of nuking a
favor ; but ho permed a gentleman, cud
an cldorly one too. Common politeness
I am afraid,' said Alf, 'we have hard
ly room; she's only built for three.'
I was on tho point of advising a point
blank refusal, not appreciating his off
hand manner; but A'f thought differ
ently. All right,' said he; 'we don't mind if
yon don't. Steer her in, Jack.'
I steorod her in. No sooner were wo
near tho shorothan, quite unexpectedly,
ho stepped almost on my toes, rocking
tho boat from side to side.
'Hang it I' I said; 'take care, or you'll
have us over.'
What if I do?' he returned. 'It'll
only bo a swim; and who minds a swim
in weather like this?'
Ho seated himself by me, setting tho
boat seesawing again, crushing mo into
a corner ; aud without asking with your
leave or by your leave, took tho steering
lines from my hands, and slipped them
over his shoulders.
Excuse me,' I said, making a snatch
at them; 'but if you'll allow me.'
'Not at all,' ho said; 'I always like
something to do, and I expect you'vo
had enough of it.'
His coolness was amusing; he was im
penotrablo. We waited in sileueo a
second or t wo.
'Como;' ho said, 'when are you going
'Perhaps,' said Alf, a bit nettled, 'as
you're in our boat a self-invited guest,
you'll let us choose our own time. '
The stranger said noth ing : he sat stolid
aud silent. Tom and Alf set eft' rowing;
the stranger steered right across the
Where aro you going?' said Alf.
Keep us in.'
'I'm going into tho shade; the sun's
He had tho lines; wo oonld hardly in
sist on his keeping one sido if ho pre
ferred the other. He took us right to
the opposite bank, under the shadow of
the willow trees. For some minutes
neither of ns spoke. With him cram
ming me on my sent, and ramming his
elbows into my side, my position was
not pleasant. At last I lot him know it.
1 don't know if you aro aware you
are occupying all my seat.'
Ho tnrned on ma short aud sharp.
All at onco I noticed his left eye going
up and down like a blinking owl : his
mouth was wide open, disclosing as ngly
a set of teeth as I should care to see.
Like a flash Dr. H iwle's words crossed
my mind: tall, strong, about forty-five,
iron-gray hair; a habit of Bhowing his
teeth, and winking his loft eye. Ora-
oions powers! was it possible we had a
luuatic with us unawares ?
Or. Rawle's warning, 'Dou't let him
lose his temper, or murder will enRue,'
made mo bound from my seat like Juck-in-tho
box. The boat tipped right out
of the water, but I didn't care. The
man was glaring at me with cruel eyes;
my muscles were strung, my lists cliuoh
ed; every moment I expected him at my
What tho dickens are you up to?'
said Alf. 'Whot's the matter with you?'
'Eicitablo temperament, hot-bloodod
youth,' said the stranger.
I could have said something had I
chosen, but I preferrod discretion ; I
didn't like his (vcs.
'Xo o notliiuf,' I said. 'I thiuk I'll
sit in the bow.' I didn't wait to learn
if any one had an objection, but swing
ing round, I scrambled past Alf, and
tripped full length on Tom's knees.
The boat went up and down like a swing;
it was a miraclo he wasa't over.
'Is the fellow mad?' roared Alf.
At the word 'mad' tho stranger roso
up straight as a post. 'Mad I' he said ;
'do you kuow, fir' Ho checked him
self and snt down. 'I'oohfho's only a
In passing Tom I whispered in his
ear. The. lunatic, I said.
'Whatl' soid Tom, right out loud.
Either Alf overheard me, or else the
Bame idea occurred to him at tho same
moment, for ho stopped dead in tho
middle of a stroke, and inspected the
man ou the steering seat. Tom and Alf
went on staring at him for a minute or
more. I kept my head turned the other
way to avoid his eyes. All at once I
felt the boat give a great throb. I turn
ed : there was the stranger leaning out
of his seat, looking at Alf in a way I
shouldn't have cared to have him look
Alf said nothing. Tom and he set off
rowing as coolly as though nothing had
happened. I extemporized a seat in the
bow, and tried to make things as com
fortable as possible.
I noticed, although Alf and Tom were
bo oool, they hardly took their eyea off
him for more than a second at a time.
His behavior before their furtive glanoes
was peculiar; he saw he was being
watched; he couldn't sit still ; he looked
first at one, then at the other; his eyes
traveled everywhere, resting nowhere;
his hands fidgeted n:: 1 truuble.l; lie
6eornpd all of a quiver. I txowted Lira
to brtak iuto a paroxysm evoiy w.oni.
No i no ppoke. Wo v.vnt slowly nlon;:,
wiifcliiu. each other. At hist he Kiiid
I I will fret out,' he i aid, in an n!d,
'With pleasure,' K i I Alf ; 'ia a Min
Why !i" t now? Why not now, sir?'
he said, wining to shukc from head to
'Where aro yon going to gc!? into
tho river?' I admired Alf's coolness; 1
envied him. I only hoped ho vronldn't
lot it carry him too far.
Tho man glowered at him; for a mo
ment he looked him full in the fno;-. I
never saw a look iu a mini's eyes like
that in his. Alf returned him look for
look. Slightly, iilmort imperceptibly,
he quickened his stroke. A little lower
down was a little hamlet with a well
known inn and a capital landing-stage.
When wo cauio alongside, the stranger
said, 'This will do, I'll got out here.'
Ho turned tho boat inshore. No
sooner were wo near enough than ho
roso iu his seat aud pprang ou to the
beach. There wero several people
about, watermen oud others. Alf wua
after him in au iustaut; ho rooo almost
simultaneously and leaped on shore; ho
touched him on tho shoulder.
'Now come,' ho said, 'don't be foolish ,
wo know all about it.'
Tho other turned on him like a flash
of lightning, 'What do you moau?'
But Tom was too quick for him; he
was on the other sido end took his arm.
'Come,' ho said, 'don't let's have a row.'
Tho stranger raised himself to his full
height and shook off Tom with cv.jv.
He then hit out right and left iu splen
did stylo. Tom and Alf went down
like ninepins. P.ut my blood was ui).
I scrambled on shore and ran on to him,
dodged his blown, and closed. I am
pretty strong, ne was old euough to
bo my fathei: but I found I hud met my
match and more. I was liko a baby iu
his arras; he lifted me clean oil' my feet
and threw mo straight into the river.
It was a splendid exhibition of tdrength.
Tom and Alf, finding their feet, made
for him together, and scrambling out as
best I could, I followed suit. Yon
never saw such a Bet out. Wo clung to
him like leeche?. The language he used
was awful, his strength magniilcent;
though wo were three t one, he was a
match for all of us. Of course tho by
standers, seeing a row, cumo up; they
interfered and pulled us c.T.
'Here it a pretty gn!' slid one.
'What's all this?
'Stop himl lay hold of him!' sM Alf;
'ho's a lunatic'
'A what?' paid the man.
'He's a lunatic, escaped from Dr.
lustead of lending a hand, the man
went off into a roar of laughter, and
th? others joined. Tho stranger looked
literally frantio with rago. A gentle
man stepped out from tho crowd. There's
some miatake,' ho said, 'thin giiitloman
is Mr. Travers, of Tollhurst Hall.'
You could have knocked in all three
down with a feather, I do believe.
Could it be possible? Could v.o bvo
been such idiots as to have nvatafcun a
Bane man for a lunatic ? and that man
Lilian Travers' father? I could have
sunk into my boots; I ould hivfl run
away and hid myself in bed. T) think
that wo should have dogged, and walehod ,
and insulted, aud assaulted the mau of
all others in whoso good books wo wishod
to staud L:' in Travers' father! Never
did three men look suoh foo!s as we did.
We tenderej our apologies it ' best wo
could to tho man wo had so iusnlted;
but ho treated us and them with loftiest
scorn; and we got one after another into
tho boat amidiit the gibes and jeers of
an nusympathetio crowl. Aud as we
rowed from the wretohod place as fast
as our oars would take us, wo each of us
in our Recrot heart declared we should
never forget our adventure up the river
with a lunatio. And wo havou't. Prom
that day to this I hnvo never seeu Lilian
Travern, nor do I wish UJ(arir,r's
IMsiiuirck's Little Dodges,
Au amnsiug an cdote, of which Prince
Hismarck and Lir.l Odo Russell tiro tho
heroes is pnblisbed. Oue day when tho
English ambassador was calling on the
chaucollor, the conversation lmppeued
to turn on the numerous and annoying
visits the latter had to undergo owing to
his high positiou, 'How do you manage
to got out of tbcm?' asked Ljrd Odo.
'Oh! I have several little dodges,' replied
the chancellor with a smile. 'For in
stance, I havo arranged with my wife to
enter the room and request my presence
elsewhere on some pretext or another,
whereupon, of courso, my visitor has to
leave.' Hardly wero the words out of
his mouth, when Prinoesa Uiumarck
opeuod the door aud told her husband
not to forget that the hour for taking
his medicine had arrived. The effoct of
this announcement on tho prince and
his visitor may bo imagined, but Lord
O lo Kussell took the incideut in good
part and after exchanging a laugh and
and a cordial phako hands with the
chancellor, took the hint aud his depar
ture. The schoolboy who was asked what he
was good for, replied that it was because
ho had to be or get lammed.
Kecplnu' the Itnj on the Farm.
In tin extended argument 08 to the
desirability of fiirm;;)-' sous sticking to
the fi'.rm, the Cincinnati ('oiiitrr'ial
oh-er.vi that there is a feature in this
matter of Fona following the calling of
their fathcrts that is not evlli?iently re
garded. The call in 3 nf the father mny rise to
u higher ilifjir'ty when the sons adopt
the b'UiiiCss, thoroughly learn it, and
zealously and proudly pursue it. Then
the accumulated reputation, capital and
lmsine.-is of the parent cau be inherited
rtud preset ved by the sous. Again, it is
a law of uaturo that holds good iu all
tho finiiual kingdom, that aptness for
any business may be inherited, or may
bo bred, as wo siiy of stock. The great
desideratum iu developing a race of
trottom is to insuro an aptness to trot.
Aud this comes not from stock that has
habitually been nsod for tho draught or
ch.nno or race course. If the dam trots
and tho sire trots wo do not expect the
offspring to bo a running horeo. The
old Spartans understood this low of de
veloping an nptness for a given calling
iu the children. The Germans of olden
times developed a race of warriors on
the same principle. Tho law of hcrodi
ty is so broad aud so powerful ia its in
fluence that it extends not only to color
and form of our rnce, but it extends to
the temperament aud evn to the tastes,
Tho taste, though liko tho muscle and
reasoning faculties, may bo improved by
education. Still tho tasto for and apt
loss fr.r auy calling may bo increased
from generation to goueratiou.
Theii, if we nra t reacli tho highest
devel'ipm.'ut ns a race of farmers, wo
muiit expect it through the line of do
swui, T'O sou ni'.nt inherit the tUuesa
of tin: father, r.'il takeup tho calling and
b.i.'i is i whore ho left off, and his son
aft 'i- him, :i 1 ho on. When this shall
become t!uj castom in our farmiug fami
lies, then shall wo see greater stability
iu society aud a higher type of civiliza
tion. Every parent has tho chief power
lo bring this work about. Tho very in
dependence of the farmer's lifo is to bo
tho germ which di volops a raoo that
can not bo other thin an independent
people. Our nation is to achieve its
greatness iu tho development of agricul
ture. Its power at home and abroad is
to bo established and hold through tho
arts of husbandry, practiced by a skill
ful and virtuuus race of farmers. All
then that caa bo douo by the stale or
fumily to enuoblo aud to dignify the
calling, and to cniail its blessings and
iuliuenco from father to sou, will add to
the stability and Kr iu.lenr of thouation.
A Fresh Anecdote of Coleridge,
C ittle, in his 'Life of Coleridge,' the
eminent author, relates the following
amusing incident : I led tho horse to the
stable, when a fresh perplexity arose
I removed tho harness without diftiaulty ;
but after many tremendous efforts I
could not remove the collar. Iu despair
I crdled for assistance, when, aid soon
drew near. M'. Wordsworth brought
his iugeunify iuto exercise, but after
sex. ral unsuccessful attempts he relin
quished the achit emeut ns a thing
altogether impractical. Mr. Coleridge
now tried his hand, but showed no more
groomiui! skill than his predecessors;
for, after twisting the poor horse's neck
to strangulation and the great danger of
his eyes, he gave up tho task, pronounc
ing that tho hnrdo's head must have
grown (font or dropsy?) siuee the collar
was put ou ; for, ho said, it was 'a down
right impossibility for Rucb a hugh head
to pass through so narrow a collar.'
Just at this inBtaut a sorvont girl came
near, and, understanding tho cause of
our consternation, !., master,' said she,
'yo don't go about the work in the right
way; yo should go liko this,' when tnrn
ing thocollav completely upside down,
she slipped it off in a moment, to our
great humiliation and wonderment, euch
satisfied afresh that there were heights
of knowledge iu tho world to which we
hud not vet attained.
A Creditor of the I'nioii.
1 My before yesterday, Bays the Rich
mond, Va , Staff, Mr. Francis A. Dick
ins died vt'iy suddenly in (iooohlaud
county, in tiio seventy fifth year of his
age. Mr. Dickins was a sou of Mr.
Aflilmry l).ckins, who for ft number of
years was secretary of the United States
Senate. Mr. Ashlmry Diohius, when
he held the position of secretary of tho
Semite, was iu e imfortable circum
stances, and during his eutire term of
office never drew a ceut of his salary.
His idea was that tho money should be
iu tho hands of tho Failed States gov
ernment for the benefit of his children.
Ho thought iu such custody it would be
safer than in a bank, nud that his
children could draw tho money when
they needed it. And so he died trust
ing tho government. His sou Mr. Fran
cis Dickins, was, up to the breaking out
of tho war, clerk of tho United States
Senate, but ho, liko his father, did not
deem it necessary to tlraw the twenty
thousand dollars from the United States
treasury. When thj war broko out he
gave up his place as clerk of the Seuate
aud cume to Virginia. After the war he
attempted to get the government to pay
him tho twenty thonsand ilollars which
bis father deposited with it, but pay
ment was refused on the ground that he
was a rebel, and had taken sides s gainst
Fresh flutter Coming into Favor.
The liking for bnttcr that contains a
very Email percentage of Bait is a taste
that is rapidly growing in this country,
and one which daiiymtn would do well
to cater to. Of course, as butter of this
description will not bear long keeping,
it must of necessity command a higher
prioo than that which can be held to
meet the demands of tho marl et. On
this account its manufacture will ordi
uarily be restricted to dairies that are
situated within a relative short distance
of certain great cuier3 of coummp'
tiou. Tho demand for this species of
butter, due, doubtless, to our large Gor
man and I'rench population, is very
great, but as mentioned above, the lik
ing for this article is rapidly growing
among those with whom tho taito is not
an inherited one. Indeed, it only needs
a short s j onrn in an inland town or on
a farm in this country to become aware
of the strong liking that exists for but
ter of au exceedingly salt variety.
There may be not the least difliculiy in
obtaining butter that is freeh as regards
time, but the landlady of a village
boarding-house, or the wife of a farmer,
can not understand the liking that her
guests have for what to her is an insipid
article of food. Another circumstance
that must always add to the cost of but
ter with which little or no salt has been
worked, is tho fact that a much greater
degree of care is required in its making.
Salt, when plentifully used, is a notori
ous disguiser of imperfections, while,
on the other hnnd, impurities can bo
detected iu strictly unsalted butter that
are not npparent in the milk. For this
reason the utmost cleanliness iu the
manufasturo is necessary, and though
what is known as a naturally cold hand
for touching butter is often spoken of
as highly desirable, it is much better to
have it made in such a manner that di
rect contact with tho hand is unneces
sary. A de vice, which seems to have
originated iu Holstein, has recently
been intro inced into one or two of tho
fancy dairies in the State of Massachu
retts. Th'fl is a rapidly-rotating sepa
rator, built upon tlui principle of a cen
trifugal machine in a sugar refinery.
The fresh milk is poured into this, and
by its rapid revolutions tho cream is in
a minuto or two separated from the thin
milk ; presses aro then used which
squeeze out all tho lactio acid that is to
be found in the buttermiik. By this
process unsalted butter can bo made
which will, by careful keeping, retain
its good qualities for some little time,
New .Mail Facilities.
A postal regulation which has been
in force for several months appears to
bo very little known among business
men, to whom it is of some peonuiary
interest. Under its operation an unre
ceipted bill or statement of accounts
can now be mailed iuan unsealed envel
ope at a postage of one cent. To receipt
a bill, to write upon it such words as
please remit' will, however, subject it
to letter rates of postage; but a request
for remittance may be printed as part
of the head. Newspaper publishers
hovo the right to inclose with their
papers either receipted or unreceipted
bills, bnt tho addition of any written
request will bo treated as an infringe
ment of tho law.
V I Iiurcli-Golns Horse.
The (' )lumbn', G.t., '' 'i r says:
We havo been told of many intelligent
mules and hordes. Ono case we remem
ber of a mule goiug into a blacksmith's
shop to have a nail pulled from his foot
is only equaled by a Btory of a religious
horse that we were told of yesterday.
He is owned by Mr. Alexander, of
Oswichee, Alabama, who rides him to
chnrch on preachiug days, which is
twico a month. On other Sundays he
is turned out to grass, and it is o.i these
days ho is so religions. He goes down
to church, stops nt tho tree where he is
generally tied when there is preach -
ing, and, with his head toward the
church, remains Rbout au hour and a
half. He then walks leisurely home.
This is a fact, and will be vouched for by
any of tho people of Oswichee.
His Calculation I'pset.
Last week a tenant entered the i dice
of a Tipperary land agent, and throwing
a roll of notes ou tho table, exclaimed:
'Tiler's iv'ry penny I have in the world!
It's a hnlf year's rint, and you may take
it or lave it iv ye take it I'll go to the
workhouse; av ye lave it I'll go to
America on it.' Tho agent opened the
roll of notes and counted the money.
Why, my good man, there is moro than
a half year's rent hero. There's over
four years' rent iu the bundle.' 'The
divil thera is!' criod the tenant, putting
his hand iu his pocket; begor, I gave
you the wrong bundle of notes after all!'
G"n. Butler, being asked if he intend
el to make another effort for tho gover
norship of Massachusetts, said: As I
was returning to Lowell from Boston the
next doy after tho election, two individ
uals, Bomowhat the worse for liquor,
who occupied a seat behind mo, were
discussing the result of the election,
evidently unaware of my proximity to
them. Finally, one of thorn Bays; 'Jerry,
do you think Old Ben'll run again?'
'Rnn?.Of course ho'll run ; ho's only been
coring bo far.'
ITEMS OF ;EER.IL INTEREST.
Another way to settle tho Indian
problem is to have all tho whites killed
Ia Macou.rGa., no child will be allow
ed at the public school unless its father
has paid poll tux.
The largest train ever known was re
cently reported on the I'.rie road, and
consisted of two engines and loaded
An Iowa woman gave her husband
morphine to cure him of cl.ewing to
bacco. It cured him, but sho is doing
her own plowing.
Tho quickest way to expel (ul air
from a well is to heat a i ar f iron red
hot, and lower i' down into tho wafer,
the sudden formi-tioH of Menm in tier,
The greyliour.il is short livid. At the
age of two years l.o in full erowu, and
at his fifth or sixth jtnr ho is worth lit
tlo for the sport of coursing. Ho may
be said to rnn himself out in three yearF.
Tho board of managers of the New
York produce exchange havo refused to
grant the request of the grain dealers
to drop the cental system, and will put
the system in operation on and after
January M, 18Si.
A curious cave is discovered at MiDerol
King, Nevada. The door is covered
with Btalacmites of iron, formed by
droppings of ferruginous water. They
bear resemblanco to branching plants.
When touched they crumble.
A house to house inspection at Mem
phis, Tenn., begun tinder the auspices
of the national board of health, with a
view to ascertain what improvements
are nccessarv for each dwelling within
the corporate limits of tho city.
Father Dufresne, of llnlyoko, Miss.,
having commanded his coLgregation no!
to putronize a certain livery-stableman
in tho town, succeeded in injuring the
man's business ecricusly, whereupon
tho stableman brought suit and recov
ered iii3,4u."i from the priesd.
Tho Iturliu correspondent of tho Puns
'.7o'C says that Prince Bismarck, now
intent ou getting all railroads into the
hands of the stute, contemplates that as
soon as possible the stale shall become
grand insurer life, fire and marine.
He has directed micutc inquiries into
Scissors, which are still made iu Shef
field, F.ag., by a to; ioub hand process,
are made at oue stroke of a die in Con
nccticut. Hence Shtlheld i't sen-dug
largo quantities of liteel I lwnks to this
country to be ttruck off, repacked and
ret u rued to Eug'aud, where they are fin
ished and como l. us again f"r sale as
The Canadian authorities have notiti
ed Postmaster-General Key that the
laws of the domiuiou do not. permit of
the circulation of such papers as tho
Police Oa;t"e Mid others of that ilk,
which aro printed iu this country and
circulated in Cnua.io. The postal au
thorities will accordingly condemn a1!
such publications fourd in the mails for
tho British provircs.
Some of tho experienc.sot young wo
men who havo been brought to Moutara
in the capacity of pervaus have been
very amnsiug. A lady who brought a
maid from Chicago two or three years
ago told me that the young woman had
five offers of marriago while traveling a
week on the stage conch between Corinne
and Helena, ymt of them from passen
gers and part from stagc-drivirs.
Two weeks ago, Mr. Levy, a store
keeper in the city of Jackson, iu tha
State of Michigan, felt very much iiko
shouting 'stop thief I' He bought forty
pounds of houey aud put it in a box in
his store. Whcu ho went to look et tho
honey two days afterward he saw that
bees had stolen i very ounce of it. Moro
than ono huudred of the thitves wero
biting tho sides ef tho box whcu ho
Tho blind member of parliament, Mr,
Fawcett, has been salmon fishing in
Wale's; one fish he drew out v "ighing
twenty-two ponndp. Mr. Fawcett ridoR
on horseback nt a gallop, skates aud
climbs mouutaius iu spile of his bliud
uivs. His memory is remarkable, and
bo makes Bpeechcs involving intricate
figures withouf a trip. lie recognizes
people by their voices, seldom mistak
ing a voice he has imce heard.
The cigar-shaped llh torpedo gets its
motiou from compressed air stored iu
side, uud this, issuing at the tail, seis in
motion a screw which revolves with con
siderable velocity. A well constructed
fish torpedo will run many hundred
yards at a velocity of twenty miles an
hour, and on striking its head, which
contains tho charge, ( xplode.s with con
siderable violence. Tho firh torpedo is,
therefore, a weapon of terrible effect.
A short time ago Gen. John Gibbon,
of St. Paul, made the assertion that 100
uunhcis of wheat bad been raised ou an
acre of ground in tho Territory of Tiion-
tana. Tho statement having been ro
ceived with incredulity, ho wioto to
the president of the First National bank
in Heleua for proof. Iu reply he re
ceived tho certificate of the president
and secretary of the Territorial fair as
sociation that one James L, P.iy, of
Liwis and Clark county, was awarded
first premium for the best acre of wheat,
being 102 bushels to tho acre. This is
believed to bo tho largest yield cf "vbent