H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
nmoit and i'iioi-kij-.toi:,
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l,ITTSBOKO CHATHAM CO.. X. ( DI-X'K.MHKK IH, IH7H.
To the Bereaved I
BEST OF WARBLE,
Oood Workmanship, and Cheapest and Largest
Variety in the Blato. lards corner Morgan and
Blount streets, below Wynn'a livery etablee.
Address all rommnnioationa to
Rileigh, N. C.
I': boat of the Expre a Steamboat Compa
ny will run aa follows from the nrst of October
ootil farther notice:
Steamer D. MCitCUISOX, Capt. AIonzaGar
neon, will leave Faetteville every Tuesday
and Friday at 8 o'clock A. M.. and Winning
ten every Wednesdav audSatni'av at ii o'clock
CDamer WAVE, Capt. W. A. Koboeon, will
tear-. Fyettivillo on Mondays aud Thursday?
a: So'ciof1' A. M., and Wilmington on Tuea
dava and Kr.daya at 1 o'clock P.M., connecting
willi the Vestern Itniroad at Fayetteville on
W. dnced&ys and Aatir:aya.
.7. Ii. H II lit VS. vo.
Agents at Fayetteville, N. V.
Rockaways and Spring Wagons
At l'rli-ra i. -nil l lie TIiiii -.
Made of the lioct materials, and warranted to
give eutrrc .ltfaction.
ro.XHI i.T VOI u oir.v istkhkht,
liy giving n a rail before buying.
Also a full lot of
Hand Made Harness,
A. A. MoKETIUN a- SONS,
p. J4no3:ii Faurtteillle; , f.
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
Vnriiiw ill,-, I'hHiltHtii 'o., N. (
M lis SI MERINO,
AM'IIKU A. HOH1NO,
Of Chatham. . Of Orange
MORINC & MORINC.
W ttor ii oyn . t Ijaw.
rURIIA'l, N. f.
All business intrusted to them will receive
THOMAS M. CROSS.
Attorney at Law,
Will praetico in Chatham and anrrouu
counties. Collection of claims a apecialty. ding
KEOQH .t BARKIXGF.lt,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
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ATTEND THE COCltTK IN CHATHAM.
Special attention givon to cas-;s in the Fed
oral Co. rt i at ireeualoro.
H. A. Lufctfuft, Jr."
Attorney at Law,
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RALEIGH, . CAR.
T. II. C AMERON, rrnulmt.
W. E. ANDKKSON, Pi, TV..
W. K. HKK8, Srr'y.
Tha only Homo Life Insurance Co. is
Ail lie fund loaned out AT IIOMK. si ,i
among our own people. V do i.ot send
North Carolina ruotiev abroad to build up other
Stales. It : one of the mot successful rom
ponies of in ae iu the I'uited Sialic. It as
sets are amply eulUclcnl. All losses paid
promptly. Eirlit thousand dollars paid In tha
laat two years to families in Chatham. It will
roat a man aired thirty years only live centa a
day to Insure for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further Information to
H.A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
PITT8BOKO', N. C.
J. J. JACKSON,
FITTSBOKO', X. C.
t-afAll bualneaa entrusted to hini will re.
eclvu prompt attention.
W. E. ANDEKSoX,
P. A. Wll.KT.
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
It 4 LEIGH, X. t .
J. D. WILLIAMS & CO.,
Qrsoara, CcmmissLn MarchanU and
FAYETTEVILLE. N. C.
Bweet waa the aong of the rolin,
Bli! -e waa the hum of the boo,
Iu the day when the drift of the blocsoni
Waa light aa the foam of the eea.
Then doeply was cloven the furrow,
And gaylr they scattered the seed,
Who trnated that rainfall and aunnhmo
Would anrely bo given at need.
The robin had down to the tropic,
The houey-beo il.tteth no moro,
The reaper bath garnered the harvest.
And the fruit and the nnta are in store.
The flame bad died cut on the maplxg,
YYe tread on the loose-lying leaves.
And the corn that wai! etnrdy aud stalwart
Is gathered and bound into Hheavcs.
Aud e.iot'ter than innate of apring-time
And fuller of jubilant lairth,
Are the strong-tided chorale o'ortlovvtug
From hearts win ro thanksgiving has biilh.
The aougs of the home and the altar,
The gladnexs of clnldieu at play,
Aud the dear lovo of Lonoholds ouitid
Are bleuriing in praise to-day.
For pasture-lands folded -filh beauty,
For pleuty that burden -d the vale,
For the woalth of the tn niing abuuJanee,
Aud tho premise too royal to fm1,
SVe lift to the Maker our anthomx,
Hut uoue the Uav ohi erily o.iiio
To thank Dim for bloea and fruitiuu,
And the happinctii erowuiug tho houie.
Oh, tho peaco on the brow of the father.
The light iu the mother's clear eyes.
The lilt in tho voices of maidens
Who walk under dream-curtained skies.
The dance in the foet of tho woe ones,
And the sparkle and shine in tho air '.
The year has no time like Thanksgiving
A truce to our fretting and ore.
Sweet s tho soi.-g of tho robin
lilitho was the hum of the bee.
In the day when tho drift of the Koseciu
Waa light as tho fiam of the sea ;
lint sweater tt e M'wiee of antnmn,
That maketh a xpaco for the straiu
Of the Joyance of home, when tho harveot
Is gathered from billrido and plain.
THE ARTIST S RUSE.
A rich merehnut led Mmillo, tho il
lnstrioas imiuter, one dny to the market-place
of Seville, ami, jioiotiug ont
to him a young girl of nixteeu, of the
gypt.y race, askeil hiru to do her por
trait. The gypsy girl was so heautiful,
and looked to pictnreequo iu the midst
of the bankets of frnit she was dffctiug
for sale, that the puinter did not hesi
tate to accept the coramisbiuu.
If yon can paint the picture in a
month's time,' Haid Ihe merchant, 'you
may name yonr own price for it.'
Mnritlo promifed the portrait for the
eud of the mont!', ami a hnndred golden
Thilips, which the merchant agreed to,
Mtirillo gluteal once more at the fea
tures aud form of his beautiful model,
and then went to see her relations to ask
their permieRion (or the young girl to sit
The gitata's relations consisted of a
very bad looking man, who was her un
cle, and of a very good looking man, iu
every sense of the word, who was her
cousin. Th art int talked with them for
some time, and ou taking leave of them
hook hands cordially with the cousin.
To the uncle he was somewhat colder,
for he had discovered that be was selfish
Mtirillo had a sitting the very next
day, and the first stroke of his btnsh
already announced a masterpiece, when
the merohant entered his studio,
'The head will be admirable,' said the
purchaser, in a half patronizing tone.
'I am glad it pleases yoa,' replied Mu
rilloj 'particularly as I have made up
my mind to ask yon rather more thau
the sum originally named.'
'But I toid you to mention your own
price,' expostulated the merchant. Tou
aid a hundred Thilips, and I agreed to
give them to yon. I do not think you
ought to demand more than that amount
'I am very sorry,' said Mnrillo; 'but I
find that it will be impossible to let von
have the picture fcr less than six hun
dred. If yon do not like to give so
ranch there has not been much time lost
yet, and yon will be able to get some
other artist to accept the commission;
but really I shall bo obliged to give it
up unless you can afford to mmuncrate
me for my trouble'
'As for affording it,' relumed the
merohant, 'you know that I am not poor;
but the sum is a large one. After all, I
will not dispute with jou about five
hundred Philips. It is a great deal of
money for you to receive, but ii is not
much for me to give.'
'View the matter as you please,' said
Murillo, philosophically; 'only let me
have the money.'
'Ton shall have the six hundred,' said
the merchant, with something like a
sigh. 'I will sign an agreement with
yoa for that amount this evening.'
'Why not at once?'puggested Mnrillo.
'vVho knows,' answered the merchant;
'perhaps this evening yon will be more
reasonable in your demands.'
'Oh, you are not decided, then,' said
Tea, I am decided,' replied Ihe pur
chaser; 'but I prefer not to sign any
agreement until this evening.'
In the evening Mnrillo informed the
merchant, gravely and coldly, that he
could not accept rix huudreJ Philips,
but that he must have a thousand.
Of courts the merchant reftuod, point
blank, in the flcat instance. Then he
hesitated, offered seven, eight, nine
hundred, aud at last agreed to give the
full thousand. This time e formal agree
ment was signed.
At the end of the month the portrait
was tinfshed. When the merchant came
to tnke it away, ho found the original
standing before it iu full dress, as if on
the paint of starting for some, te. toy
her side were her uncle and cousin, also
iu holiday costume and especially the
cousin, who had evidently got himself
up for some very important occasion.
The merchant paid the thousand Phil
ips. As soon as Mmillo had received the
money and put it away carefully in tho
portfolio, he opened a side door in his
nt(h r, and from the adjoining chamber
entered a priest and two witnesses.
'Sir,' said Murillo, at length, 'while
you were bargaining withi me about the
portrait of this young firl, you were
bargaining with her relations for the
young girl herec-lf, whom yon had al
ready sold to a pirate to bo carried into
slavery. You need not deny it; your
protestations would he in vain, for I
heard all that was going on from the
cousin. The nucle thought, at last, that
he had bitttr accept my offer than
yours, aud, as the young people were
already betrothed to one another, I
thought it would be a good idea to mar
ry them aud make you pay the dower.
You know what I am going Is do with
the thoimud l'ailips. The uucle would
not bear of the match being arranged
for a hundred, aud wanted six. If yon
had ti.nued the agreement for six hun
dred when I proposed it at first, you
might still have gniued tho day; but
Providence was on our side, and made
yon blind. You went to the uncle, aud
finding, us you thought, that he had re
ceived sumo higher bid for the poor
child, who was sacrificed through yon to
a pirate, and through this pirate to a
Turkish pasho, yon increased yonr offer
to the avaricious gnardinu, who is stand
ing there socjoliy at tho present mo
ment, but who has now given us his
word, beyond the possibility of recall.
As the uuelo had now a possibility of
getting a larger onm thau he hud orig
inally expected from you, he explained
to me that it would not answer his pur
pose to behave like an honest man un
less I, iu my turn, iuereased my offer.
This, through yonr liberality, I was en
abled to do; and at last, without telling
you of his intention, he resolved to re
ject your proposition and to accept mine.
Here i the pnest, here are the wit-uesFt'i-;
imagine, if yon can, that you
reprefeut the friend, and all will be com
plete. I have deprived you of the model,
bnt you will still have the portrait.
Send it to the pnshn if you think he
would liko it.'
Tho marriage was celebrated without
further delay, but not in the presence
of the men-bant, who, mystified aud
mortified as ho was, lost no time in ef
fecting his escape.
The day afterward the proprietor of
the picture sold it for half its original
price. If he had lived iu the present
century he cDiild have gained a hundred
per cent, by the speculation supposing
that be had paid for the i i jturc in pro
portion to the artistic talent it displayed
with reference to the greatness of sonl
evinced by the painter, which renders
Marillo's 'Yonug Fruit Girl' almost in
valuable. Lotteries mid Where they Orifrinutcd.
Lotteries are said to have been first
employed by the Genoese government as
a means of aiding its revenne. Tne per
nicious example was speedily followed
by other states, nearly all of which have
adopted lotteries, at some time or other,
to increase their iucome. While they
have achieved this end, they have not
only robbed tho working community of
their hard earnings, they have lessened
their habit of labor and thrift, by creat
ing false hopes of sudden i.nd handsome
gains. Between 1816 and 1828, France
derived from lotteries an annual income
of 14,000,000 francs; but forty-three
years ago they were suppressed, and the
year following a large increase of depos
its was found iu the savings banks of the
country. In 1841, Prnssia got from them
900,003 thalers, and Anetria 3,bCO,(H)0
Coriiis. The first lo'.tery in England was
in 15t9, and its profits went to the im
provement of pnblic works; bnt its con
sequences wore so obviously mischievous
that it was abolished by act of Parlia
ment in 182t. In Italy, lotteries are
still tolerated, and their effect is most
injurious, keeping the very poor popu
lation in still deeper poverty. In come
of our states they are also tolerated, and
wherever they are, they work incessant
Itluir "Old Hickory."
Of a iiuaiut aud brusque speech of
General Jackson, who hated aflectation,
the Lite Mrs. Eaton used to tell an amus
ing story. She was once visiting at the
Hermitage, where among the guests at
a dinner-party was a judge of ihe court
of Tennessee; with a wife whose head
had been quite turned by a season in
Washington. Preseut also was a brother
of the lady's who bad been a tailor,
which fuot was carefully ignored. The
lady's a rs and graevs grew insnfierable,
and finally General Jackson pricked the
bubble ot her pride by saying to the
brother, 'Yon know I rfaily never have
had a comfortable coat oo my back since
yon qnit tailoring.'
Of IutClTt tO lliMIICI S.
In connection with the various ques
tions raised concerning tho agency of
the broker and his responsibility, the
decision rendered recoutly b the United
States circuit court in New York, in the
case of Grace i . American C.-ntral in
tnrance company, will be read with in
terest by the fraternity. Tae issue was
a peculiar one. Tue insured had ap
plied to X., an iLsurat ce broker, who
in turn obtained the policy tLrongh A.,
cnt thcr broker. ImiiiHiiitely following
the usual cancellation chinso was the
provision making nuy otln r perron than
the insured, who mifrlit pr x'tiro the in
surance, the agent of the insured iu ary
transaction relating lo the iusnraace.
X itice of cancellation was given by the
company to A., and urtcp jd, Oa tic
night following, nud before the iuhnred
had learned of the cancellation, the
property burned. T.ie insured conten 1
ed that the broker wai not Lis ngent to
accept cauoc llntion; that he had vested
him with no authority i.ther than to
procure the polvy; that A. was tiot his
agent in any event, . being the rial
party authorized t j prrcuie the insur
ance. Ho also insisted that such a con
struction of the clause, as would allow
tho broker to accept cancellation wruld
be exceedingly unjti-t to the rights of
policy holders, and that ho was entitled
to the benefit of a reasonable time, suf
ficient to leuru tho fact aud cover the
Of conrFC the main qucstinu turned
on the construction which was to be
given to tho clnuie in question. Here
tofore the popular interpretation of the
provision, ranking the party procuring
the agent of the insnred, has been that
this agency had special reference to h-s
acts in obtaii ifg the policy, ( r if any
thing farther were included it wus f a
3euerl character relating to the whole
business. Hut the conit, in tiii ease,
accepted neither construction. Oil the
contrary, it defined tho scope of the
agency by the immediate c nte-xt. The
stipulation was with regard to cancella
tion, and it was with special reference
to this that the party procuring ths iu
turanco was made tho ngeutof the iu
sured. Ho was such agent for the pur
pose cf accepting notice, and being
made so by tho contract, notice to l.itu
waa l.otice to tho irtured, and operated
from the time it was given, iiverpcctive
of any hardship which might result to
the insured. It docs not appear that in
the opinion of the court this construc
tion militated or was intended to mili
tate against the agency of the- party
applying, in any mutter of procuring
the rifek, but simply to confine it to tueb
acts as would naturally belong to the
relations bctweeu a company and the
only party whom it knew iu the transac
tion. Tne deoisiou, however, show the im
portant character cf the 1 1 lift which is
reposed by tho insured in the broker
whom he employs, nis roepousibilitj
is lot ended, as is so commonly mppns
ed, when the contract has been obtained
and securely locked iu tho owner'srafe.
On the contrary, any nibseqnent matter
which ni-.iy ariso in the case of polv'es
framed like this one, which calls for a
communication from tho company, may
revive that agency and mukeits dealings
with the broker effectual. Should the
latter prove careless or recreant, his
employer must suffer, though doubtless
not one in ten snpposes he is vesting
such anthorlty in his go-between. Tut
moral of the whole case i that parties
employing brokers should see to it that
they aro placing their business iu the
hands of responsible men; not mciely
men who can drive the sharpest bar
gains and get their risks taken at the
lowest rates, but who will thereafter
continue to cire for their interests. In
thousands of contracts tie position of
tho broker is made as truly fi iuciarv as
that of tho gnardiuus of a savings or
life insurance fund. liuram-e Moni
tor. The Tragedy or the (Jate.
'Evelyn, darling,' he murmured; aud
the old gate scarcely creuked as it swung
to and fro beneath her light weight, and
the silent stars looked down with ten
derer glances, aud all South Hill seemed
to hold its breath to listen. 'Kvelyn,
sweet,' he said; and the radiant blushes
that kindled over tho pearly brow and
cheeks, eoftcued the silent lovelight iu
her lustrous eyes. 'Kvolyn, my own, if
every glittering star that beams above;
if every pass ng breeze that stops to
kiss thy glowing cheeks, if every rust
ling leaf that whispers to tho night were
living, burning, loving thoughts; if
every Oh-h-ho-hol Otf-wl Wow-owl
Aw-w, oh, oh, oh. Oh, jimmy pelt ! Oh,
glory! Oh, murder! murder mnr
derl OU, dad rang the swizzled old
gate to the bow-wows I' Aud she said,
stiffly, that no gentleman who could nso
such language in the presence of a lady
was an acquaintance of hers, and she
went into tho house. And he pushed the
gateopen and pulled his mangled thnmb
out of the crack of it, and went down
the street sucking the ii jured member,
aud declaring that, however lightly 105
pounds of girl might sit upon the heart
of a man, it was a little too much pres
snre when applied to an impromptn
thumbscrew. And the match is drawn,
and beta are declared off.
Cnrrj Incr i miU to Newcastle.
There seems to I e a strong tendency
in human nature to carry coals t New
castle in other words to add its mite
where it is least needed, to dety it where
i: is most required a sort of universal
tiadyitm, which w'she-s to have a finger
in the richest pie, subtle selfishness
wliich bestows its best where it believes
itself surest of return. Friends flock
aroutd him who is already provided
witli th'ni, while he to whom they
would bo a boon goes hnngeriog and
thirsting for them all bis days : the first
miy not be more worthy of friendship
that: the last ; but it is easier and pleas
aider to be tho friend of the wealthy and
fortunate than of the indigent aud nc
ind use ! easier to to.'low the crowd, to
worship at the popular shrine, to repeat
the creed of oar btf-ers. Tha woman
who absorbs the devotion of one lover
presently attrao's the attention of others;
the fascinations that one bin proved ,
others grow eager to test. Sue who
possesses an admirer is more likely to
increase the number than she who ban
none :s likely to Kiin one, partly be
cause humanity often lacks contl.lenee
iu its own jndgmen t iu matters of tusto
aud selection, and likes to have its goods
selected and warranted by competent
judKOS is a little afraid of adoring v hat
others may disdain, hates to stand alone
ou any uueuvied eminence The one
maiden may bo charming as tho other,
hut so long as she is not the fashion, her
charms fail to work. We are bad econo
mists, liking to carry our coals not so
much to the best markets as to tho mo.it
crowded, where the supply alreaJy ex
cce'tis the demand. Poor M:ss Wall
tlower must reflect with bitterness npon
this phase of life, when she sees the
reigning btlld iliriding her dances into
fruetiout) iu order to oblige her part
tiC S. It is the fulu 1 neui of the prophe
cy that to those who have shall be
given. It is Ihe wealthy as a rule, who
receive legacies, to whom costly Rifts
aro meted out; good dinutrs are planned
for tho.-io who fare snmptuously every
day, and neibody thinks of spreading an
tiubeirate table for biai whose staff of
life is rarely sweetbread, or of bringing
i'iit the choicest winea for folks who are
not uied to any. People who drive
their own hordes arc moro often invited
to take a sent iu a neighbor's coupe th;in
those who go afoot. Many who are
sated with socit ty have it thrust upon
them, while the nusatistied are over
looked; aud op'ru i!j'.i.''s ur.' rained up
on one who has no eutbiisi.i'm for art,
while another who pines for it aa the
h.irt panteth niter the water-brooks, can
only re-ad the a Iveitisetuent iiud the
libretto, I'Djii r'ri it: ir.
Considerable progress seems to have
been made of late in the manufacture of
hardened or tough glass, and most of the
d ttlcnlties eonuevtod will, the new in
dustry have been overcome. What is
more important, the processes of manu
facturing have been simplified and com
binenl with tho ordinary operations of
glass blowing, so aa to dimiuish the ex
peuse aud give more regular forms and
more perfect execution. Objects siade
with the liquid m.iter:Hl, when they are
still red, are thrown directly into the
tempering bath, and are not aaiu heat
ed to the melting point, as at first, which
often causes a change in their form.
li itles, drinking glasses, lamp glasses,
and other concave ot j 'ets containing air
are received ou a carved tube, a sort of
tdphon, which at tho motneut of immer
sion alio .vc the air to escape, while the
iquid enters the cavity without d'tfiaul
ty. All these improvements have bem
a iopted ut the glass works of CUoisy le
Iloi, under M. Bastie's direction, and it
is ejati lently espeeted that in a very
short time objects in hardened glass will
be quite as cheap aa thoae made iu the
A Itemarkalile (ae.
A case of very great interest is now on
trial in the circuit court of Milwaukee,
Wis. Mits Minnio Dane swore cut a
bastardy warrant against Joseph S.'hwin,
a deputy sheriff, charging him with be
ing tho father of her chiid. Tne women
on the witness stand, swore that Sjhwin
never ha 1 an intercourse with her, but
fiat they were sweethearts, aud that
through some mysterious interference
of nature the child was begotten. The
physicians who atteudc.l the womau iu
her illness also swore po-itive!y that from
a careful scientific examination the fact
was demonstrated that the compUiuiut
never bad iutercourso with anv oue, and
the instance was only the fourth or fifth
of its kiud that ever had been known.
A few cisea of tho kind are ou record.
The virtuous unman ied mother is a
pratty yonug womau about ninetetu
years oid, and the fatherless child, now
about two months old, ia a healthy,
good-sized, ordinary-looking baby. The
case has excited much interest among
physicians, a number from various parts
of the country attending the trial.
Chicago trots ont fieures to show that
her postottice die3 a yearly business
second only to that of Xow York, and
St. Louis acwtin.'s for this by saying
thnt the mojority of the letters are writ
ten by t'hiewgo women in reply to ad
vertisements for wives,
Siguuling by Illuminated Steam.
When a strong ray of light is thrown
npon a jet of steam issuing forth into
darkness, the steam becomes brilliantly
illuminate and the light thus trans
mitted is visible from long distances. A
familiar ex imple of this is ccessionally
to be seen in the steam issuing from a
locomotive engine at night, and on
which the rays of light from the furnace
are sometimes thrown vthen the driver
opens bis fire door. Taking advantage
of this principle, M. Oarl Otto Ram
ete 't, late of the Russian uay, has de
vised an ingenious system of night sig
naling on boar ! ship, with which some
experiments have recently b-jeu made by
the Trinity board of London. The ap
paratus consists of a dished chamber, in
which the invedtor bums strontium or
other 6ubdtances so as to produce a va
riety of colors if desired. At the back
of the chamber is a reflector, by means
of which the light is thrown on the
steam, either steadily or iu flashes, at
will. The steam thas becomes a lu
minous mass, varying iu color with the
subBtatrps used in combustion. Iu prac
tice the l'ght is thrown upon the steam
issuing from the funnel of a steamer,
and optical signals are made according
to any known code of signaling, such as
by combinations of flashes of longer or
shorter duration. This ia effected by
the light apparatus being closed in at
the frout with a bilged cover, which is
manipulated by the signaler according
to arrangemc 1 1. M. Rimstedt, iu the
first place, submitted his inveution to
Trot, Tjndall, who, being much struck
with it, introduced it to tho Trinity
bretlnen. Tnev immediately arranged
to have the iuventiou tested on board
their yacht, tho (iilutea. To this end
they appointed a committee of gentle
men to be preseut aud report to the cor
poration upon the merits of the iuven
tiou. Tne result of tha experiments
recently made showed it to be very ef
fective and applicable to its intended
purpose, and there appears to be little
doubt that it will prove of valtip as a
means of signaling at sea. The advan
tages of the iuveution are not limited to
steamers, as it is equally applicable to
sailing vessels, in which the light might
be thrown upon the sails. Its adoption
and careful working, therefore, would
doubtless tend to reduce the number of
accidents which are constantly occur
ring from collisions.
The H;i)lie:i' ilese,ipti..ui of pottery
are singularly applicative ti the preseut
procesf. of manufacture. N -w, in this
nineteenth century, Ihe potter sits at
his frame aud turns tho wheel with his
foot. Or, as we read iu the Apocrypha:
'So doth the potter, sitting at his work
and turning the wheel about with his
feet- ho fashioned) the clay with his
arm.' Tho potter Las a heap of pro
pared clay near nim, and a pot of water
by bis side. T.ikiug a lump in his
bund, ho placed it ou the top of the
wheel, whi'h revolves hor'z mtally, and
smoothed it int a l v oone, like the
upper end of a sugar-loaf : then (limit
ing his thnmb into tha top of it, he
opened a hole down thiough the ceuter,
aud this be eou-t.mt y widened by press
ing the edges of tho revolving cone be
tween his bands. As it enlarged and
became tbiuuer, he gave it whatever
shape be pleased, with the utmost rase
an 1 expeditirn.
It is evident, from numerous expres
sions in the Bi'ilc, thnt the potter's ves
sel was the syni-nym of ut ter fragility; aid
to say, aa Divid does, that Z ou 'fi kilg
wen d dash hii enemies in pieces like a
potter's vtsl. was to threaten with
ruinous au.i remediless destruction.
We who are accustomed to i-troug
stone-ware of c-usideiable value can
scarcely appreciate xome oi inese biiin-
ca! references, hut for Palestine they
are still as appropriate aud forcible as
ever. Arab jars are so thin an 1 frail thut
they are literally dashed to sLiv.rs by
the slightest stroke. Water iirs are of
ten broken by merely putting them down
upon tho ft )or; and the servant frequent
ly relii'iia from the fonutain empty
hauJed, having had all his jnrssniashevl
to atoms by some irregular behavior of
the donkey. Harper's Mayaziw.
t.ot Something frisky '.
'Got something frisky ?' he asked, as
he walked into a livery stable and called
for a saddle horse: 'something that will
prance about livelv and wake a fellow
out of bis lethargy ? 1 used to ride the
trick mule in circus, an' I reekou 1
cau back anything that wears hair.'
Tuey brought him out a ealioo-eolored
beast, with a vicious eye, and he mount
ed it aud dashed off. Before be had
gone two blocks the animal bucked,
crashed through a high board fence and
plan Rod into a cellar, tossing his rider
over the top of au adjacent woodshed
aud lauding hirj on the ragged edge of
a lawnmower. They bore him homo,
straightened him out, aud three sur
geons came in and reduced his disloca
tions and plastered him up with raw
beef. A few weeks later ho called at the
stable and said if they bad a gentle saw
horse with an affectionate disposition, a
bridle with a curb bit and waitiugales,
and a sa Idle with two boms and a crup
per to it, ho believed he would go no in
the haymow and gallop aronu l a little
where it was soft and it wonUn't hurt
hiui if he WiDt to Wp mid fell oft, aa
he did th other dav.
ITEMS OF (iENLRAL INTEREST.
Prof. Proctor.the F.oglish astronomer,
siys that the ugo of the earth is about
500,000,000 years, withabou'2 ,100.000,
000 years yet to live, after whiob she will
be ascjld and bleak au l devoid of life
as the moon
In view of the prevalence of diphtheria,
it may bo well to state that a prominent
fluglis'a physician testifies that he baa
always found that a tf sspe,enfnl of pow
dered snlphur mixed iu a tumbler of
water, tho mixture bring used as a gar -gle,
will invariably euro the most malig
nant form of the disease in question.
Dr. J. W. Nell, of Delaware, Ohio,
was captured while in the act of robbirjg
a grave in the cemetery. Au assistant
named Pat Honnan was also arrest
ed. They made a furious resistance and
fired on the ellic jra. Both were lodged
in prison to answer for the crime and
assaulting tho t Dicers with intent to
A dispatch from Caluouu, Ky., re
pot ts the fatal shooting of Lee Houston,
a youth of thirteen. He was leaning on
Hi? muzzle of a gau watching a base
ball match, when a ball from a foul tip
8ruck tho hammer, discharging the
load, which entered nnder his arm and
ptissed out through his forehead, killing
Dr. I. I. Hives, in a lecture at New
port, li. I., said. 'I belifve the Bennett
expedition will reau the pole through
a substantially open sea, and that it
will be a matter of choice or circum
stance whether they return by the way
they came or cross over the Arctic ocean
and emerge by the way of the Bpit.bur
gen sea or through Smith's sount'.'
Joseph I'Jell, owner of the celebrated
blind pacer Sleepy Tom (record '2:12 ' ),
has sent a challenge to the owner of Ht.
Julian, which recently obtained a record
in ( iliforuia of 2:V2,. to make a match
between the two gieat fibers, to take
place this fall or early ne xt season.
Tom's oww ; ,,ufidiiit that he can
beat any tne cr m the world.
K isbtith has j lost hia rij'hts as it
Hungarian cit:.o)u. Tne chamber of
deputies has adopted a bill dcclarmg
that auy native of tho country who vol
itctori'y resides abroad for an uninter
rupted peiio.l of 10 years shall lose bis
civil statu. The extreme loJt violently
oppressed this measure, accusing the
government of leveling it directly at
Kossuth, but it wns finally carried by
111 votes to T J.
Frank Leslie, toe well known New
Yrk publisher's eon Henry, having
changed his uauie to Frank Lesl'e, Jr.,
and engaged in the publication of a pe
riodical, his father has fonud il necessary
to bring suit to cause the yonDg man to
relinquish a name wbie'i is calculated to
mislead the public; claiming the son's
journal is of such a character as to in
jure his i the father's) business.
A party of 12) Litd r Day saints from
Southern states, in charge of Elder John
Morgan, passed through St. Liuis, tu
route to M iubsm, in the San Luis valley,
Colorado, where there is ulready a colo
ny of between o'oii hu I 4H. This is the
fifth party fiom the South that has gene
to this locality this season. They get
their lauds from the statu of Colorado at
a low price, and conform fc the laws of
the state, which prohibit polygamy.
Dr. ( 'ollver, the chemist of the agri
cultural department, prophesies a larte
American sugar crop, :f farmers in tie
central belt of f tates will raise sorghum
instead of cor, Di Collverhas the iep
ntation of beitig o mun i s ewlness nml
precisi 'U, au.i lie dec'.arest hat that can
be no doubt of the feasibility of th"
plan A lai'ger amount of suar to the
acre cull be obtained tiian iu the cane
raising regions', fiud it will he of equ iily
(i ueral Geo'gc II. Thomas, whose
statue was uuvailed in Wushiugtou a
short time since, wiih groat ceremony,
at the outbreak of tho war, had for six
years held tho high rank of major of the
Second cavalry, whose c donel was Al
bert Sidney Johnston, its lieutenant
colonel, Robert E Loe, aud its senior
major, W. J. H-trdee; while itscompany
oftioers were Hoo.l, Van Dorn, Kirby
Smith, and others who e ntered the Con
A Chicago paper figures up a hand
some profit to tho city ou flen. Grant's
receptiou. The number of outside vis
itors placed by reasonable estimate at
V5.0'i0, each ef whom is suppose! to
have spent S5 per d w for three elays,
making a total of if 1,12.1,000. Four
leading hotels alone estimate their in
creased receipts at .$.'10,000. Tue cost
to tho city, chietly expended iu decora
tions, is citimated at 8-10,000, which
generally went into the poesets of citi
zens. While a little child named Pierco was
being punished by her teacher in e no of
tie schools of Norwich, Conn , Novem
ber 2, she attempted to break away
and run home. Tue teacher caught her
at the door and iu shutting it caught the
girl's bead Letemi the door and the
jam, in 'iclicg several bruises. The
hurt waa not believed to ho seriems by
any one. List week she died, and a
post mortem examination is said to have
revealed clots of b'oo.l upou the brain,
believed to have resulted from the accident.