2 Chatlam tcoi
II. A. LONDON, Jr.,
RDTTtlR AMI rnolRIKVR.
TERMS Or SUBSCRIPTION:
One eery, "it rr.r, ...... 3 w
OltOOPT,U (nOcUn ...... ,i(B
One squara, ana iiM-rii-n, - .
Oue .quire, two lu-frlionn,- .
Oneaquari-, one luonUi, ...
PITTS BOKO', CHATHAM CO., X. C.MAKCII II, 1880.
For largar alT.rUieaietita Utmral coatra.La will
T. A. WTIIT.
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANE,
R A LEI GIT, BT. C.
J. D.WILLIAMS & CO.,
Brooera, Commission Marchanta and
FAYETTEVILLE. H. O.
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
.tlorlngnvlllr, that iam C o., . C.
JOBS If. M'iRlSO,
ALFBID A UOBIHd,
MORINC & MORINC.
Attorneys a t Xiatt-.
mnuAM, N. r.
Ail btrfnou Intrusted to them will reoeive
THOMAS M. CROSS,
Attorney at Law,
PITTSBOKO', N. C.
Will practioe In Chatham and arreaa
ewantlei. Collection of oleimt a apeolalty. tlmg
J. J. JACKSON,
riTTSBono', x. c.
E"A11 hasinaes NinMif te ata wViIm,
elve prompt aUeasloo.
Spring Wagons, &c.
made of the miUj-i,!, aun fully warrant
ed, to be regHvdief of cohI. Parties iu
want will oonnnlt their own intnrest by exam
ining o-jfaiocfc 1U. pneeH before buying, an
we ar'j determined to kolt, and have ont down
Jnr prices to they cannot be mot by any other
'iWh in the Stat.
Also a full stock ot.
Hand In.cle Ilnrnosm
r.EPAIHIN'O done at bottom prices, and in
beat mnn r.
tend for pr,eea and cits.
A. A. MlKETHAN PONS.
Kvnii'ille. N. C.
H. A. LONDON, Jr..
Attorney at Law,
PITT0BOBO', N. C.
aWSpecial Attention Paid t
Certain and Reliable!
HOWARD'S INFALLIBLE WORLD RE
NOWNED KIMEDT FOR VrOnMS
Ii now far i!o by W. L. London. In Pittiboro'.
All thnee who are annoyed with thoee Peats
are ad.iset to eall ind get a package af thia
valnabla remedy. Thia eompouad ia no hum
bug, bat a grand tncoeae. On. agent wanted
In .Terr town in the State. For particular..
addia. ennloaing I oent stamp. Pr. J. H
HOWARD. Mt. Olire, Wayne countT, N. C.
T. H. CAMERON.ril,fcnf.
W. E. ANDKKSON, rtei I'm.
W. II. niCKU, Sei'y
The only Home Life Inroranca Co. in
All iu fnnda loaned out AT HOME, and
among our own people. We do not .end
North Carolina money abroad to build up other
Bis tea. It ia one of the moat successful com
panlea of Its are la the United State. Iu as
sets are amply aufflclent. All loaaee paid
promptly. Eight thouaand dollars raid In the
leal two yeeri to familial in Chatham. It will
coat a man aged thirty year, only Are Mill a
day to lnaara for one thousand dollars.
Apply for further Information to
H. A. LONDON, Jr., fiei. A(t.
PITT8BORO', W. C.
W. I. AHDIRlOir,
SMorth Carolinians and Others !
LIQUID ENAMEL PAINT I
NEW JERSEY ENAMEL PAINT COMPANY
Hae been fold in yonr State EIOHT TE lR1-Thonand or gallon, having been diepoced
of. In ne caae ban it failed to kiva aatiafantion.
The fineat public building in Diltimcre arc paiutod with th'n elegant Pairt.
THE CBROLLTON HOTEL.
THE NE AMERICAN OFFICE,
THE ARMSTRONG, CATOR CO.'a RtJILDINO.
THE BURST. PIMlMiiM. A CO H BUILDINO,
THE TIIFNITY M E. OR IT BO II, (SOUTH),
And elegant TRITA1E RESIDENCES all over the oonntiv.
Mixed Ready for Use.
8 triple card a by mail on ap;l cttion.
C. P. KNIGHT, Sole Ceneral Agent,
AND MANUFACTURERS OF
R0OFINO PAPER, BDILD1NO PArSR, AND ROOFING CEMENT.
93 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md,
WILL YOU SELLTHE FARM?
Chapln's Farm Agency,
KAL.EIGII. N. C.
Dr. A. B. CHAPIN. Manager
NORTH CAROLINA MUNCH OF OF-OIIO!
H. CHAPIS'8 FARM AGENCY,
Kpeot&l attention given to tbo sale of Sortb
Carolina Real Eitate. No ohf.rRO trade until
a ale ie effected . All property placrsl in onr
ii&iidB for eale will be aOTertiewi m me nopu
lar work, Thj Bon:li Illuattated, frco of
The Charleeton News and C nrier fave
Evervbodv Lu hard of Geo. H. (.kapiu
farm afrency, and fow are unacqn&intrd with
tueenooeita which baa attended itnoperauone,
The New England Frraer paT: 'Qeo. H
CbaniB baa advei tited his farms to the amount
of 50, 000 during the past year. Wo commtnd
him to our readrra.'
The Aiken. H. C, Review tays: 'Ko or.e ban
done more than 0 o. U. Cbapin in the caune
of Southern immigration. Our villnge ia
thronged with Northern people in fraroh of
Southern homes, end rcoJ aro nemg
n;ade. The 'douth Illustrated' ie doiug a great
work for uh.'
The New York Tribune, tie Hon! cm Hcra'd
Jonrnal. Traveler, Olobe. and Advertiser penk
in the higneet terms nf (manin'aFarm Aceucy,
N. B.-SMALL FARM (J (particularly) are
wanton at once.
OfH;e Fiehor Duilding,
RULEIOII, N. O,
T. H. BBIGGS & SONS,
Brlgg Building, Raleigh, N. C.
WAGON & BUGGY MATERIAL,
Steam Engines, IJelting,
JCOBA 8. ALLEN. VRID A Vt ATSOB,
JACOB S. ALLEN & CO"
I1AI.E1C.H, N. C,
and manufacturers of
Sash, Doors. Blinds, Mould
sod fill kindM of Oruameutal. Hcroll an,I
Tnrrifd Work'iudowaudDjor Framea
made to Order.
C Give us a call before ordering.
Shops located ou HirriDcton ntroft.
where it crosses the Ka'-cigh aud (UnIou
Steamboat Notice I
Tbe boat! of tue Expreaa Steamboat Compa
ny will ran ai followa from the flrat of Ootobef
nntil farther notice:
Steamer D. MCRCHISON, Capt. Alonza Gar
rison, will leave Fayetteville every Tneaday
and Friday at 8 o'olook A . M., and Wilming
ton every Wedneiday and Saturday at ii o'oloci
Bloamer WAVE, Capt. W. A. Roboaon, will
leav Fayetteville on Mundaya and Thnradaya
at 8 o'oioefe A. M. , and Wilmington on Tnea
dava and Fndaya at 1 o'clock P.M., oonneofing
with the Weatern Railroad at Fayetteville on
Wednesday! and datnrdaya.
J. n. mrLiAxsjb to.
Ageota at Fayetteville, N. O.
Any One Can Apply It.
Under the Snow.
The vulley lnyeth all pure and white
Its quiet meads in the pule moonlilit ;
The earth is pmyinK boncuth the nicht.
for winter lmth hidden hor flowers Irom sight
Under tho anow.
Ovortho hills the far stms Kleain,
Shivering down in tho air between,
looking in vain lor the river's sheen.
For the drifted icefield intervene,
Under the snow.
Only the spangled pino-trec crest,
Or the heinlix'k holding u lust year's nest,
Only bare inuplo bouyhs ca.-.t and west
C'ttHt their shadows; lost is tho net
I'ntler the si.ow.
Hie wimls whirl down from the cold east hill
And blow through the vulley sharp and chill
Not a giasa-hludn lilteth its head at will,
And even the busy leaves are atill,
Under the mow,
And tae violet a lint, and the daisies wait
Till time fl'ne open the summer gute;
Till cowslips come anil the wild binls mute,
Ami win intl) brings lilutothe small and gieit
Under tlio snow,
Oh, sad, sad henrt, with your weight ol woe
Some winter lias rohlied your Held, aud li!
Where trail arbutus would lilt and show,
Nothing awakes to uloom and grow
Under the snow.
Hut wait! when the letters ol daubt shall shu t
Then lilo will come with its loving art;
For, In its cbiimlwrs, every henrt
tliilduth the germs ol bloom apart,
Under the snow.
Lilibic Jiitamt. in Elmirn Ji hrritut
One wintry afternoon in Janunrj
nway up in the bleak attic of a wrrtclici
tcnenifnt-liousp, a pa'.t', sad-eyed woiimi.
nut sewing. The guruu'nt upon wliicli
sin; was engaged was a very rich dress
The twilight closed in rapidly, with ii
blinding fall of snow, a hitter, wailiii"
blast that made tho windows r:itlli'in
the casements. Still the palo-fuced
woman stile hod on.
"Mother," piped a sweet voice from
the cot beneath the window, " will yon
get tho tine dres done? Oh, mother,
I'm so hungry! If I only had seme tea
and a bit of sausage-"
She worked on steadily for a time,
pausing only to brush a tear from lier
white cheek, then arose and shook out
the glimmering robe.
" Tis done at last," she said. " Now
mother's little girl can have her supper;
only be patient a little longer, r lora,
Ross, come, my boy."
A manly little fellow came out from
the bedroom beyond.
"The line dress is done, Ross, and you
must run home with it as fast as you
can. Miss Oracle will be outof palicm1
I know. Tell her I couldn't finish it
one moment sooner, and ask her to give
you the money. e must have it to
night. And you can slop at Mr. Ray's,
as you come back, and buy some eoal;
and we must have some bread and tea,
and a mite of butter, and you must get
a sausage. Ross, for poor little Flora."
"I'll get them all, mother," he said
" and lie back in time. You shall have
a-big sausage, littie sis," he added, turn
ing toward the cot.
The girl nodded her curly head and
her great wistful eyes sparkled with de
light. " And you shall have half ol it, Ros,"
she piped, in her splendid bird voice.
" II idn't you better put on your thick
jacket, my boy?" continued his mother.
The wind cuts like a knife."
" J'sliaw, little mother, I don't mind
the wind," aud away he went down the
creaking stairs mid out into the storm.
Miss (tracie Fontcnay was in a perfect
furore of impatience and anger. Her
dear live hundred friends: were assem
bled in Ihc halls below. Mid I'cr handsome
Ik s h i;! not come I ie. What did
tint! li"v: ir wiiman tin mi bv disappoint-
At thiil iiioiii 'n! there was a ring nt
tho door utid a voice in the linli.
" l'ka.e tell Mi (ir.-u-ic my iinthcr
lt d not iitii.-h i. .unnvr, she wants the
money to-r.igl.t "
The TV.:it took the handsome dress
I'll never give her another stitch ol
work," cried the angry beauty ; "I ought
to have had it three hours ago. Here.
Function, dress me at once there's not
a minute to loose. No, I can't pay to
night ; I haven't time. He mast call to
morrow." Rut we've no lire and nothing to eat,
and my little sister is sick." called the
boy, pushing up the grand stairway.
"Shut the door. Function!" com
manded Miss (Irueie. And the door was
closed in his lace
From the porch nt the parlor window
Pansie watched the whole scene, tier
violet eyes distended with childish
" I'oor lillle boy," she said, Ross
iisappeared down the stairway; "si.-tcr
Oracie ought to pay hitu. It must lie
dreadful to have no Hie and nothing to
She stood lor a moment, balancing
herself on the tip of one. dainty foot; tier
rosebud face grave and reflective ; then a
sudden thought Hooded her blue eyes
with sunshine, and snatching siunething
from the table she darted down stairs.
The servant had just closed the street
loor, hut she fluttered past bim like a
humming bird and opened it.
On the steps sat Ross, brave little fel
low that lie wim, his face in his hands.
nibbing as if his heart would break.
What's the matter, little boy ?" ques
Ross looked up half believing that il
was the face of an angel looking down
upon him through the whirling snow.
"Oh, I cannot go home without tin
money," he fobbed ; "poor mother
worked hard, and Flora is sick and so
" Here," she said, " do take this, little
boy, and buy tier lots of nice things.
Tis worth a grcatdeal; papa bought it
for my birthday present, but do you
take it and welcome."
She extended her dimpled hands, and
something like a shower of stars fell at
the boy's feet. He caught it up in amaze
a necklace of emeralds, lustrous,
gleaming things, set in tawny, Indian
"No, no," lie cried, running up to
where she stood. " I cannot take this
necklace take it hack."
"You shall take it," she continued,
imperiously. "I have lots of jewelry
and line things ran home now and buy
your sister something to eat."
She closed the door with a bang, and
Ross stood irresolute in the stormy
gloom. Should lie ring the bell and re
turn the jewels to Pansie's father, or
should lie do as sh bade him ? He
thought of Ids mother and poor little
Flora watching wistfully for his return,
tie could not go back and see them
starve. With a sudden feeling of des
peration he thrust the glittering neck
lace in hia pocket and dashed down the
Ttie gaslight blazed brilliantly in a
fashionable jewelry establishment, and
its bland proprietor looked down in
luii ingly on littie Ross as he approached
the glittering counter.
" Would you like to buy this, sir?"
There was a tremor in the boy's voice
as heasked the question, mid the hand
that held the emerald necklace shook
visibly. The lapu'.ary took the gems,
examinins them closely for a moment,
and then shot a sharp glance at the
"See here," lie said, presently, his
voice stern and commanding, " I want
to know how you came by this?"
The boy's clear eye fell; lie blushed
and stammered, evidently embarrassed.
The jeweler put aside the emeralds, and
taking the lad's arm lod him into a
" You area thief, sir," lie said " That
necklace belongs to Mr. Fontcnay he
bought ii of me not n moiit.li ago. You
stole it; you are a thief."
The little fellow straightened himself,
unit his brown eyes blazed. "I am no
thief," he retorted. "A little girl gave
it, to me, and I know it was wrong to
take it, but hut my mother and sister
The jeweler hesitated.
" You don't look like a thief," he said :
"but I will send for Mr. Fontcnay;
that will settle the niat.er at once."
He dispatched a messenger nvord
ingly and Ross sat down in a corner and
sobbed bitterly as lie heard the driving
winds and thought of his mother and
poor little Flora. In half an hour Mr.
Fiuiteiiay came, bringing bis little
daughter l'ansie with him. The little
creature darted toward Ross like a humming-bird,
her cheeks ablaze, her eyes
flashing like lightning.
"Hedidnt steal my emeralds!" she
cried, " I gave 'cm to him to sell 'em,
and buy bread for his little sister."
Ross sprang to his feet, struggling
hard to keep back his tears- He put out
tiis little brown hand, which l'ansie in
stantly clasped in her chubby p., 1ms.
" 1 nm not a thief, sir," lie said at
last, addressing Mr. Fontcnay; "Inever
stole anything in my life. I know it
was wrong to take the necklace but
but. sir, my little sister is starving."
The merchant drew his hands across
"You're a manly little fellow," he
said, patting t lie lad's head, "and 1 do not
m the least blame you, but 1 will take
Pansie's emeralds, and she shall give
you something more available. Here,
l'ansie, give this to your little friend."
lie put a gold piece into Pansie's hands,
which she tendered to Ross, with the in
junction that he fliouiil run straight
home and buy lots of goodies for his sis
ter a command he was not slow to
" I think we shall not lose sight oflhe
ittle fellow," continued Mr. Fontcnay.
us Ross disappeared in the stormy dark
ness. ": Shall we, petr Let s sec what
we can do to help iiim. He's a promis
ing young lad and an honest one, I'm
-lire. Mr. Lenox, you're in need of an
rrandboy; why not try him? I wish
The jeweler consented, to Pansie's
great delight, and on the following day
lints was duly installed as an errand boy
in the fashionable establishment.
. Fifteen years after, one blustering
March morning, a voting man sat behind
the counter of a thriving jewelry estab
uient in one of the Northern cities. He
whs a handsome man, a traveler, a man
if taste, intellect and money, for lie was
i junior partner in the linn, which was
a prosperous one. Itut despite all his
good fortune, Ross Dunbar was not
happy. His mother and tits little Flora
Imd gone to their long home, and tie was
utterly alone, without kith or kin in the
Sitting alone one morning witli the
roar of the March winds in "tiis cars
his thoughts were running back to the
days of his boyhood, to his mot tier's
humble home. How vivid the past
seemed, and how dear and sacred, de
spite its privations and sorrows. His
eyes grew dim and bis heart swelled.
All were gone over the wide waters ol
time and change.
A tender smile softened his sad face
as tie recalled the stormy night when he
sat sobbing on the steps of Mr. Fon
tcnay 's mansion. And little Pansie; the
romcmhrance of her sweet face, as he
saw it through the snow wreaths,
haunted him constantly. In all the fif
teen years never for one hour had ti
forgotten tier. Hut she was gone lost
to him forever.
III? reverie was broken by the entrance
of a customer, a lady closely clothed
and veiled. She approached the coun
ter with a jewel case in tier hand.
"Would you buy these?" she asked,
simply, in aciear sweet voice that stirred
the young man's heart as no other
woman's voice hail power to do.
He took the casket, opened it, and
spread out its contents. A watch, an ele
gant and costly dia uond ring, two ru
bies and an ( mcr.i'd necklace. Uoss
I )unbar barely suppressed aery of stir
piseas his eyes fell upon it. He turned
it over with eager, trembling fingers
and tln-re on the clasp w;is the name
that had lived iu tiis heart for so many
jears. "Little l'ansie."
"You wish to sell them all?" be
a-keil, striving to steady ids voice and
the wild throbbing of his heart.
The lady hesitated an instant and then
she put out lu r slender hand and drew
the emeralds toward her.
" I dislike to part with this," she said ;
"it was my father's trill and and
but no matter, take them all; I must
have the money."
In tier eagerness she had thrown aside
her veil, revea'ing a lilly face, lit by lua
tious, sapphire eyes. Ross Dunbar
stood silent a moment, every nerve in
his manly form thrilling willt supreme
delight. He had found her at last, the
idol of his life.
" They are very fine gems," lie said,
after a moment, "ar.d I am willing to
give you a fair price -uppose we say
one thousand dollars will that do?"
The girl flashed a dazzling ; mice
.surprise from beneath her heavy veil.
"So much as that?"s'ie said, truiiu
lously. " You are very kind, sir. Oh,
you cannot know how much this money
will help me."
The young man made a polite reply
and proceeded to put aside the Jewels
and draw a check for the money. The
March winds were still blustering with
out, and the girl shivered and drew tier
wrapper closer as she slatted out.
"Won't you let me run down to the
bank for you ?" said the jeweler, catch
ing up his hat. "You can play shop
lady the while; it won't be hut a minute
" Hut I nm troubling you so."
"Not a bit; just take this warm seat,
please; you'll not he iikcly to have any
customers. And seating her beside tin
desk, he took the check and hurried out.
Pansie Fontcnay threw hack tier veil
and leaned her head upon her hands, a
puzzled, reflective look upon her sweet,
"When have I seen this face ?" she
asked herseif over and over again. " It
is so familiar ; who in the work' can i
be ?" His return bioke in upon her
meditation, and after receiving tier
money she hurried away to her humble
The fol'owing afternoon was even
mere blustering and stormy; the wind
roared nnd the sleet tinkled against the
windows of the little room in whiei
Pansie and her father sat. Severe mis
fortunes and reverse had redu-'cd tin m
to poverty, and the old man being an in
valid, all the care fell upon Pansie's
shoulders. She sat down with Iter
father reading aloud from anew book
which she had iHiltght for him with
some of the money received for her
jewels. Her sweet face was wan and
sad, and her luture stretched before her
sad, hope'ess and gloomy.
There is a ring at the door, and a ser
vant brought up a package for Miss
Fontenay. An exquisite bunch ol
punsies, fragrant and golden hearted,
done up in tissue paper, and attached to
them a card, hearing the simple words:
"Ross Dunbar lias not forgotten little
Patisie sat amazed for a moment, and
h'ti a rich bloom darted into tier white
"Oh, father," she said. " I knew iiim
I knew him! Oh, we have found ltots
An instant later Ross was in the room,
clasping her fluttering hands in his, and
into her blue eyes looked witli a glance
that brought the rosy bloom to her face.
And a few weeks lat.r, wln n the blus
tering winds were over, and the golden
hearted pansies bloomed on the garden
borders, htt:r Pansie became Ross Dun
bar's bride, and for her bridal gift he
gave her back In r siring ot emeralds.
Largest Organ lu tlie World.
The great organ now building in Ion
doii for the Stewart Memorial cathe
dral at (larden City, Long Island, is de
scribed in a letter to the Vienna AVe
' ir Ycvic. It is said that this organ
will be the largest and most, wonderful
in the world. It will cost about $40.
0(10, am', will be completed some time in
the spring. The exact number of stops
lias not hern determined, but there will
be about I -JO. The Albi it H:-ll organ,
now tho largest in existence, lias 111.
the organ in Music Hail, Huston, eighty
four, and the Cincinnati organ ninety
.ix At one end of the cut hcdral there
is a room in a tower behiud a large
painted window, where a part of the
organ will be placed, which will be con
nected with the keyboard in the choir
by electricity. The window will be
opened and closed by an electric appar
atus, which will produce the effect of an
ordinary swell organ. Above the ceil
ing, in the center of the building, will
be t lie echo organ, and beneath the rboir,
in a chapel, is still another part, each of
which will be played from the choir.
And finally the great chime of bells in
the tower will be connected with the
i hair, so that the organist can use it in
connection with the organ. The bel
lows will be worked by live hydraulio
To clean a teakettle of lime, scrap
all the lime off ttiat you can, and scour
the kettle thoroughly with soft soap;
then put an oyster shell in the bottom,
and keep it there, and it will keep the
kettle free from lime.
How to Keep Teeth Clean.
There is, of course, quite a general
use of tootti brushes by the people, but
not uncommonly an abuse of them for
wantof proper instruction. It is getting
U tie better understood by both dentists
and patients now than formerly that a
crosswise brushing is not wise, but that
theupperteeth should lie brushed down
ward and the lower teeth upward. It
is a common mistake not to brush thor
oughly the buccal and posterior surfaces
of the third molars, and the lingual sur
faces of the lower front teeth. I am
sure that nothing like an adequate
amount, of care is given to this preven
tive service. It cannot be too strongly
impressed on tho guardians of children
that they should see that the practice of
brushing the teeth thoroughly is begun
as early as possible, so that it shall be
come a habit to be continued through
Concerning the forms of brushes, I
will say that straight brushes are utterly
impracticable on the surfaces to which
I have referred as the ones most neg
lected. Curved brushes with a tuft end,
bud-stuped or convex, are the best.
There are several favored forms that art
quite ellicient in the line I have spoken
of. The faithful use of floss silk be
tween the teetli ought to be earnestly
recommended; also the quill toothpick
The wood toothpicks so generally fur
nished at public eating places are a
source of much evil to the soft tissues
between the teeth. All kinds of metallic
toothpicks are objectionable, thou.'h I
am aware that it is the practice of some
dentists to commend them to their
The value ot a decided polished sur
face of the tooth becomes very apparent
to those who have had the operation
performed; the facility with whichsuch
teeth can he kept clean is evident; and
although this condition may have been
secuied at considerable expense, yet it
is an investment that will pay a good
rate of interest. I do not think many
dentists have much idea of the beautiful
polish that a human tooth will take.
Many teetli are capable of a great im
provement in this direction which are
now a decided detriment to what might
otherwise be a pit asing face. We know
that the general idea among the people
is, that interfering witli tlie sui faces of
the teeth destroys the enamel, hut we
also know that this Is a popular error.
A Veur's Work In the Tntrut Ofltce.
The stutistics of the United States
patent ofli.-e for the year ending June
30. IsiTO, are its follows: The number of
applications for patents was I!(,3no, be
ing 367 less than the previous year. The
number for design patents wa6!(7; for
reissue, 6.T.I; for registration ot trade
marks, 1.403; for registration of labels,
(iill ; caveats tiled, 2.074.
The number of patents granted, in
cluding reissues nnd designs, was
471, being 1. 009 less than the previous
year. The nunibi r of trade marks was
1.141; labels registered. 403; patents
withheld for non-payment of final fee,
The total receipts of the oflice worp
703,14fi.7, being 9.11,74 1.1U less than
hose of the previous year.
The expenditures for tlie year were
fj If ,f51 47. Thin includes 95 000 ap
propriated for the repair of models
damaged by the lire, and is not properly
chargeable to the current expenses of
The expenditures for the previous
jvar were JliOS.'JOO 02; f '.0 Ot'O of this
being for tlie repair of modi Is. Exclud
ing the amount appropriated for the re
pair of damaged models in both years,
the current expenditures of the cilice
were $7J.2.'1-I.65 less than those of the
previous year The excess of receipts
over expenditures was $1 3t.4D3.3S.
Here is a true elephant story for you
from an American missionary, who once
lived among the DuUh Boers of Natal
for seven years. He saw the ivory, and
believes tlie story :
One afternoon, about four o'clock,
three Dutchmen were out hunting. r.nd
came upon a large herd of elephants.
They lired at tlie leader, and instantly
tlie entire herd fled. Tlie leader rushed
on and on, thinking lie was on therikht
track to escape; but the elephants were
in a valley and only ran round and
round it, in a circle perhaps three hun
dred yards in diameter, and were Miot
down from four o'clock in tlie al'tcanoon
until eight in the evening, when dark
ness prevented the Dutchmen from tak
ing aim any longer. Hut the three men
rose at break of day. and found the poor
elephants still going round and round.
It was several hours before a new
leader. breaking out of the beaten track,
led off tlie remainder of the herd in
salety. The Dutchmen, whose names
were RotUa and Potgeiter, two being
brother, counted tlie slain. Ninety
elephants lay dead in the valley, and as
their valuable tusks of ivory were
divided equally among tlie three Dutch
men, you can believe that each man's
share was considerable. St. AV Aoiw,
Tin Troy, Ga. Rnquirrr remarks
that peean Irees grow wild in this la'
tnde and produce a rejrn'ltieira'ive crop.
A yield of thra or four bnshels from a
tree tin yenrs old i': qnito eunmon. If
every farmer would plnnt four or Ave
peeatis nnd enlti v.ite them ns shade or
or arurntal trees, it would not be very
loi fr before they wonld look ns well ai
the oak or elm au 1 iu a few yara would
vield a snm Pt'tf f nm for hia trouble.
Pecans n.mM be r-a lily sold at three
dollars a bushel, ar.d raeh trro would
yield (rem nine to fifteen dollars,
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST.
Nearly 311,000 persaus are employed
ou Bri'isa au.l Irish railroads.
Covington, Gn., has a negro boy only,
sixtet n years old that can read German,
French, Litiu and Grtok as well as he
con the Kagl sh language.
In Hav.iuunb were a ild one first roort
gfiga load of tho Kouth Georgia and
Florida railroad corapiny, endorsed by
the state of Georgia for 31,000, for
Gjorgei Augusta Sula charao
terisoa Nrtw Orhano as the most inter
esl i-ipf city on th:B continent. The New
Yi.rk World thiuks this will be warmly
resentej iu Boston.
General li ibevt Toombs has been
selected to dul.v ir the anDUdl oration
before the literary socioties of the Uni
versity of Mississippi in Jane next, by
the uuauimous vote of tho s'.ttdentp.
Arr ugemetiti have beeu consum
mated by wlikdi the trustees of the Cin
cinnati Southera wdl allow the O.ncin
uoti ra.lrual c mpivy to take poss3ssion
of the entiro lino wi-,ti!n a dy or two.
Large quantities of United States
.ewelry are continually being smuggled
into Montreal, a recent large consign
or nt crossing the line in a coflin, which
R as supposed to contain a corpse.
G:;vcruor R ibeita, of Tsxni, is more
than pcvo'.ify years c.ld, yet at a recent
leap year ball hu duucxl, drossoJ in
hotuo spun, with sevoa young ladies.
The uoxt d.iy ho ornmuted two death
Montana is five hundred miles long
and three hundred miles wide, and is
higg. r than New Kngland and New
York Slate put togi ther, and England,
Wales, Ireland and Scotland combined
do not equal it in size.
Reading, Pa., employs over 1,500 per
sons in hat making, who turn out 1,700
dozen hats daily. To produce thesO
hats over S.ooo.OOO pounds of scoured
wool are ri quired most of which is
grown in Texas and California.
A great deal of trouble and patience
has been expended to measure the speed
of a rifle bullet, and it lias been accom
plished ; but we can't see how it is going
to ben' til a man to know just how swift
h bullet is going through him. Syracuse
Mr. EJwiuG. Booth, of Philadelphia,
the Virginian who erected a mat little
rustic cubin nt thu centennial that his
native S'ate might not be unrepresented,
bus started a movemcut to endow a now
institution, called tho VirgiLian Home
for tho aged au l destitute.
Young men are inclined to look upon
tlie sunny side of journalism. It seems
so easy and pleasant, to a youth with
literary ability, to write for a news
paper. Hut there is a shady side ol
journalism, and often it is a dark and
chilly side. A young man witli a good
trade, or with good business prospects,
had better follow them. He will live
longer and happier than if he chose
journalism. Youth 's Cotupanion.
It will bo remembered that about
year ago John E Poindcxter, of R ch
mond, Vu., killed a young man named
Curtis, who was clerk iu a Indie's shoe
utore, for saying to Miis C ittrell, while
Sttiug a pa r of shoes for her, that slia
had a pretty foot. Mr. Poindcxter was
married to Miss Cottrcll He Lrb
been seL'tencoJ to serve out a two years
term iu the pi niteutiary.
Tiie Albany .e rs hears much com-j-biut
from planters on ncouct of the
rust iu wheat nn 1 oats, and says that it
seems that rust-proofs Lavo failed under
the pressure of tbo warm fall weather
and ti e protr i '!rd dronlh. Those who
phuted iu O.-tober Feera to be the
greatest uiffercrs, nud it lias been prrc
t. cully de-aou-d rated that a mild vt inter
in sontliwei-i G wrgia is cot very health
ful to early howh r;raiD.
The greatest elevations in the Black
Hills are said to be: In tlie northwest.
Devil's Tower, 5.100 feet ; Crow's Peak,
H.750 feet; Klk Mountain, 6,750;
Warren's Peak. 6.000. In the
northeast. Hear Hifle. 6.000 feet. In the
west, tnyan Kara Mountains, 6,750 feet,
and Crook's Mot unient, 7.600 feet. In
the south. Harney's Peak, 7,740 feet.
F.ginont Key is a picturesque little
isle on the Florida coast. Lightlicuse
keeper Moore, its occupant, has a heron
rookery that is a novel tiling in its way
Last year lie hud live hundred neBU,
from which were produivd 2,500 birds.
Moore looks upon them as his pets, and
will allow no sportsmen to go near the
rookery. Mullet Key. t wo miles distant,
is the home of a huge tierd of deer.
A little girl shut up as a punishment
for some fai.lt in her father's barn at
Baud (Moi bihan), in France, was killed
by a woif, which by climbing a rubbish
heap was nlile to enter by the roof.
The family had been at work in tlie
fields nt some distance, and on the
father opening the door to release tlie
chiid. ttie wolf spiling out nnd made off,
leaving on the floor tlie half devoured
remains of its victim.
KKiiir ima a rs nv a single hair.
l'as the bolter gently, Mattel;
Shove it lightly through the air;
In the corner ol tliedudi, love,
You will find a nut-brown hair.
What lond niptn'rira it awBfcens
Of the days ere we were wed,
When upon my good coat -collar
OU wu laid your little head!
Lovingly I stroked those treeea,
In the happy days gone by;
Now I strike them every meal time
In the butter or the pie.