tdjjluilham Record. H. A. LONDON, Jr., IDITOIt AND l'llorillCTOR. ADVERTISING. OiiCKjti:iri',ii!io Inwiliiiii, Olio sfjunro, l lnr. rt t us. Ones'jtiara, one uiKiilli. l.ot I. SO TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: OMeorjr.onijv.ir, ------ fj.oo Ons copy ,lx iiioiilha .no OMoopy, three month?, . . .jo VOL. IV. PITTSBOKO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, MARCH 1, 1882. NO. 20. Ft larger .iJvi'rUi.rini'utilili i. il -iitm't.i rill mailt). Iii Town. I have friend across tie. street, We never yet exchanged u wonl, Yet dear to me hid accents sweet - I am a woman, ho a bird. Ami here wo twain in exile dwell, Far from our niilivo woods and skies, And dewy lawns with healthful smell, Wlitro (1 Ulrica lift their laughing eyes. Nevrapain from moss-built ne8t (Shall the raged woodlark blithely soar; Never again the heath be viewed By foot of mine forever more I Yet from that featbered,iiMivering throat, A blessing wns across to me ; No thrall can hold that mellow note, Or iii'iirh its flume in sl.irery. My chains fall n(T, the prison Rates Fly open, us with niaio key ; And far from life's perplexing straits, My spirit wander; swift ami free. 'hc1 to the heather breathing deei, The fragrance of the mountain breeze, 1 hear the wind's melodious swoop Through toeing Imughsof aueicn trees. Jliiie ith a pinch where rocs climb 1 stand as I was used stand, W In re cattle-be. la with drowsy chiino M uke mimic in the ipiict laud. When morning dawns in Lely culm, And each true heart to worship ealK Aliuo is the prayer, but bis the psalm, That Hu:iU) about our prison walls. And as behind the thwart ng wires TIib rapt.vc creature throb and sings, With him my luniiii'iug muiI aspires On music's strong and cleaving wings. Fast fades the driain in distance dim, Tears rouse me w ith a sndden shock ; jo ! at my door, erect and trim. The postman gives his (limbic Knock. And a great city's lumbering noisu Arises with confusing hum, And whistling shrill of butchers' Liiys ; Wy day logins, my bird is dumb. THE FARMER LOVER. What did she Fay?" Mr. Jonathan Iiruoe stood leaning over the kit.sb.en window aill like an exaggerated copy of one of Raphael's famous choral)-, his head and bhouldeis just visable above tho hop vines that garlanded the case merit with pale green loaves and end ing tcndriln. lie was. stoat and by no means an Adonis to look upon ; but there was genuine 6ttpenRe in his raanner as ho breathlessly awaited his middle aged sinter's fit)3werto the question he had jast ".sked. Mies Belinda Brace, who stood be foro tho kitchen table making apple pies, paused to ran the jiggering-iron deftly round the outer edge of tho crust before sho answerod, "She said 'no V" Mr. Jonathan's countenance fell. "Linda," gasped he, "did she mean it V Ofcjnrso she did," said Miss Be liudj; "and I told you ns much before, didn't I?" "But I never heard of such a thing before!' cried Jonathan, excitedly. 'I'm n well-to do-farmer, and she's only a Bcrvant." "Bat she's proud as Licifer for all that," assented his Bister. "Where is sho?" asked Jonathan, with a vague idea of seeking out the obdurato fair one and pleading his own cause, for an offer of marriage chanced to bo tho question under dobato. "Gone!" said Miss Belinda, crisply. "Gone?'' echoed her brother. "Yes, gone." Miss Belinda set the two pies in tho oven with an emphasis that spoke vol umes for tho strength of the baking platters. "Packed up and gone, and I don't know where and I don't care, so you needn't take the trouble to ask, for I'll keep no girl in my house that feels her self too good to bo my brother's wifo. A haughty thing as I have no patience witn." Jonathan Bruss said nothing, but he took his elbows down off tho kitchen window-sill and walked away, feeling as if all the brightness had gone out of the rammer sky, all the sweetness from tho balmy July air. I've mado a mistake," thought he. "It seoras to me my life is all a mis take. I out to have spoken out myself, instead ot trnsting that matter to sinter. I thought women conld manage such matters better than a man. But I for got thero were different kinds of women. Linda is excellent in driving bargains about butter and eggs and chickens, but I donbt if she'd be gentle and aqft-cpoken enough to deal with a question like this. Toor littlo Dorothy 1 I wish I'd asked her myself, though perhaps after all it wouldn't have made any difference. ' Jonathan Bruoe had lived to the age of forty-five without feeling the darts of Cupid, and when he did fall in love, it was a serious business. Dorothy Dale had come to the old farm-house to earn her living. She was a deltoate lovely girl of nineteen, with dark gray eyes, black hair, growing low npen her forehead, and a fresh bloom like that of a peach. She bad first coma to Lowmror to try and get the place of teacher in the district srhool. But the trustees had their particular favorite, and when the spectacled Miss Kcene wae appointed, poor little Dor- o'byjfound herself penn less in a strange place. 'What can I do?" she said, piteously. "Miss Brnco wants a servant," t.ug gested the landlord's wife. "Ten dol lars a month a nd a good home. House work ain't so genteel as school teaching, bat in my mind it's more healthy." And Dorothy caught at the straw which a kind of Providence seamed to extend to her, and took the position of scrvaut in the Bruce family, which sho filled satis netortly until Mr. Jonathan's unexpected oiler of marriage. "Marry him, become ''is wifo!" thought Dorothy, with flushed checks and wildly-beating heart. Oh, never, never I" And yot, si ran go to cay, sho did not actually disliko honest Jonathan Bruce. It wad Ouly the natural recoil of the wild bird from the fowler's snare, the untamed deer from the banter's touch. It was scarelya month from the day no which the middle-aged farmer heard his doom; that he chanoeJ to be cross ing the bridgo whioh spanned thoiivcr, when, all of a sudden, he canto upon n Vgbt flgare crouching in ono of its embrasures Dorothy Dalo's figure. "Why, Dorothy, child!" ho ejicuh ted, starting back. Sho pushed tho dark hair out of her eyes and looked defiantly at him. "Yes, it is I." "Yon are palo," he muttered slowly, "and very, very thin." "Yes," she said, "I I have had hard work to live. Very hard work in deed. In truth and in fact, I am almost starved." "You wouldn't marry me ?" "No," she flashed out, "I would not !" "Will you marry me now ?"' "No. ' He looked hard at her. "I think you're making a mistake," he said. She was silent, still looking at him in tho samo scared, uncertain sort of way. "However," he added, "that's neither here nor there. But Belinda misses you. Sho will be glad to have you back again." "After" I Dorothy checked herself instinct ively- "Yes, after everything. Lot by-gones be by-gones. Iteruembcr that Belinda wants you and that there's always a home for you there. And as for me, you needn't trouble. I shall not be in anybody's way," a littlo bitterly. "1 am goirg np to some slate quarries that I own, and Belinda will bo all alone." "Yes," she said. "I will go. After all I shall be putting myself nnder ob ligations to nobody. I shall be earning my own living." So she went back ogain, and Miss Belinda received her brusquely, bat still with a degree of kindness that went to tho poor girl's heart. "Are the quarries very large ?" sho asked, wistfully, one day, when sho had been about a month at tho old iarm-house. "Never heard." "Whoro yon never there V "Bless your heart, child, no." "Does Mr. Bruce often oomo home ?" "He's at home now," said the spin ster." "At home ?" "Why, yes ; only he's staying down at tho tavern. He's a sort of notion that yon don't want to see him here." "He is very much mistaken," ex claimed Dorothy. "I I it is horrible to think of turning him out of his own house." There he in down in the elovcr meadow now, with the men," said Bel inda. '-He'll be np this way directly, I dare say ; shall I call him V "I I think I ought to speak to him,' said Dorothy, with her eyes fixed on her work. "Wants to speak to me, eh?" said Mr. Bruce. "Yes, I'll be there in minute." Dorothy looked up a minute later to find him regarding her gravely. "Well, Dorothy, what is it V "Mr. Bruoe, I am banishing yon from your own home. "Well, no, you are not," he answered, slowly. "I can be happy anywhore, little Dorothy, so that I know that yon are content." "Mr. Bruoe." "Well?" "There is no occasion for your ab senting yourself from yonr home on ruy acoonnt." "May I come back, Dorothy ?" ho asked suddenly. "Yon know that you can," she cried. "And you will alay here ?" "Why should I not r "Dorothy." Yes." "Couldn't we stay here together?" She looked up coloring, yet with a bright smile. "I have said no ono," she said, "if you were to ask me again" "Well?" "I shonld say yea." j "Then it's a bargain," taid he, quietly j "if yon think you can put up with an unfashionable old chap like wo such a sweet little roccbud as you, Dorothy.' Sho raised her innocent young lips for the betrothal kiss. "I have learned to love "you sinoo I came back here," sho whispered. "I have learned to know you as you really arc tho noblest and best of men." And Mr. Rruoo uc ver went buck to tho quarries after that. Color Heat iutr. This expression hus been applitd to a phenomenon of which some few peo ple are conscience, viz: .in appearance of certain colors uccompar.yiiig tho per ception of notes or noises. In le"3 Nussbaiimer described (in a Vienna medical paper) this double perception as he and his brothers had it, and Ilor ren Blcnler and EIiuiiuid, in Zurich, have recently made h more seystcniatic study of the subject. Tho colors asso ciated with particular notes diff r in different individuals. As a rule tho higher notes arc accompanied by lighter colors, tho lower by daiker. Chords dthtr eauso tho colors which rorresgoad to their note to appear side l7 side or give mixture ot those colors. A thorough musician who was c x tmined perceived a distinct color with each key e. A rofrjer, bins I A minor, lead color j F. Sharp Major, y How ; and so on. The mine nolo in different keys changes in color according to tho color of tho key in which it is found. To many peasnus, too, tho same piece llayed by different instruments appears in different colors, theso being gen erally of a gray or brown hue. Increased intensity of sound effects tho color per ceived and rnorcso in the caso of ntise than in that of musical notes ; in the bitter the intensity of color is increased ; in the fi rmer a transparent effect ob Bervcd gives way in sonio mcsuro to opacity. Tho authors pursno their etudies into the colors some minds per ceive on hearing consonants, vowels, dipthongs, word, etc., some of which cases seemed to be explicable by direct association." By four persons sound was perceived as a result of Eenations of light and color e. g., a bread qniet buiniDg gas ll.inio led to perception of a sound constructed of IT. and a light voTel like I'. When tho llume-fliekored the sound grew similar to L. In color hearing no essential difference between the two sexes has been demonstrated. Of seventy-six "color-hearer'," t'fty nine per cent wore males and forty-one per cent, females. Tho percentage o-"Oalor-hcarers" in 5!)ti individuals ex afmined was only 12.5. Tho phenome non is to a great degreo hereditary. London Times. Farmer's Alliance of Scotland. Tho objects of alliauca are declared to bo to gain tho bnpport of and enroll members from t very county in Scotland ; to carefully consider aid, if it bo a suit able one, promoto tho passing of any bill granting tenants a legal right to compensation for improvements, fair se curity of tenure, ard greater freedom in the cultivation of the soil and dis posal of its produco ; to obtain for the tenant s.nch security for tho investment of his capital in the coil as will stimu late and indttco him to improve his cul tivation; to obtain the abolition of the laws to entail, hypothec, primogeniture, and all presumptions of the law in favor of tho landlord and against the tenant'; to promote a law simplifying and cheap ening the transfer of land ; to secure to ratepayers their legitimato share in county government ; to secure tho bet tor representation of tenant farmers in Scotland ; to promoto the further reform of tho game laws, and generally to watch over tho iuteresta of farmers., London Times. A Pretty Home. Now that so many pretty things may bo bought at moderato cost, the poorest woman can save a room from being megro in its appointments. Sho can avoid horse-hair sofas and violent car pets, and vulgar prints on tho walls. Good engraving!), a littla cretonne, some knicknaeks made by herself, a few grasses, a growing plant, and an open fire, aro all that are needed to make a room pleosent and refined. What a pity it is that in a country covored with wood a wood-firo should bo an expen sive luxury, for there is nothing like it to make home attractive I It burns np many a quarrel and morbid specula tion, rights many a wrong, and pro motes peace. No picture is so utterly chceful as that of tho family gathering round it as evenings fulls. No con versations are so fresh ahd witty as those which go up wit h the sparks. No companion is so lively and invigorating to tho invalid, the recluse, tho mourner, or tho aged, as a wood-firo. It is tho most healtfal of all vontilators, the most picturesque picture, tho most enlivening suggestion of energy and thrift. And yet comp'aratively few homes possess this rare attraction. In tbecitits, however, we cm makecannel coal take the place of wood In a meas ure, and still rejoice in our open fire. White Deer. It has always been a superstition among tho huntersof l ike County, Teim, that to kill a white deer would take away all good luck from any one so thoughtless as to fire the fatal shot. White deer are among tho rare animals that roam tho woods. They .aro so rare, in fart, that many people believe them to be myths. Old hunters declare that they have seen deers as white as snow bounding over the Tike County ridges in years gone by, and relato instances of the futo which overtook men who were so rash as to kill them. A well known resident of tho county exprefses his sacred belief in the superstition, and relates a singular incident to show how well founded it is. White deer, ho stys, are all gone from our woods now, tho last one having been killed in 1872 by Hornbeck Shinier and two others. That deer was well known to all tho old hunters, but of coutssnonoof them ever raised a gun against it. Hornbeck Shimer moved away from this county about tho time tho war broke out, made some money in tho army, and bought the Kxchauge hotel property iu Wilkesbarre. In 1872 ho was worth $80,000. Ho was a good hunter, having learned how while ho lived along the Lackawaxen. While camping up on tho Shoholu in the full of '72 with L. E. Bevans, of Port Jervis, and Henry Frank, I think his name was, of Luzerne County, they heard that the white deei had Joeen seen over near Greening's. In spite of the protests of tho local hunters with them, they de termined to drive the ridge for tho doer and kill it. They succeeded in starting the deer, and all got a shot at it, killing it and bringing it into camp. Not long afterward Shimer's health be gan to fail, although he tras ns rugged and strong as an ox before, and still a young man. no died a lingering death two or three years afterward. Ycu all know that ho was brought to the old homestead up the river and buried. It was found that within a year or so ho had become involved financially. lie died in the midst of domestio trouble, and out of the fortuno he had in 1872 there was hardly anything left. property in Wilkesbarre was oil tun down, and was scattered at public sale. In 1871 Henry Frank failed in businesi and diod with a malignant disease, with scarcely enough money to bury him de- eantly. L. E. Bevans, ono of tho lead ing merchants in Port Jervis in 1S72, soon afterward became a bankrupt. Ho wns never the samo man that he was before, and the otlierday ho blew out his brains in Port Jervis. Hired tails. If country girls who meditaio a carcor iu the city would turn their attention to domestic service, instead of throng ing tho stores and workshop.-, mistress and maid would te mutually benefitted. It is an employment that is healthier, more respectable and bettor p kid than that of factory or shop girls, and I bo liove I may truly add, more profitable j thai) dress or bonnet making or any sort of sowing, and to my mind, quite as ro speetablo. I honor all workers who do their work well, no matter what it may be, save that it is honest, useful work. And so does everybody whose respect and esteem are worth having. If thore is any reason why "hired girls" are im bued with the idea that their occupation is regarded as very inferior, it is solely because they have been so outragoonsly ignorant, unskilled, and unfit for the petition, Having occasion to employ a maid to do very light work, I advertised for one, promising but two dollars a week, but "a good homo and kind treat ment." Thero came upward of forty applicants for the situation, and among the number were several shop girls. I remember one in particular; she was a very nice-looking young woman who had been a clerk for several years in a dry goods house at a salary of six dol lars a week. She found that her ex penses consumed all her earnings, that she lived shabbily in a boarding-house, that she had not really good society, and that being so much on her feet and oftentimes in an impure atmosphere, was killing her. Sho was heartily tired of it, and looked forward to a quiet homo, in a quiet family, with a great sense of relief. Then, too, iu such a position she would have no expenses but for her dress, and at tho most sho could put half her earning every year in the bank. Employers know, if employees do not, that domestic service is the best paid, comparatively, of any sort of work, and it is a matter of wonder, as well as of surprise, that so few American girls fit themselves for suoh work. All occupa tions have thoir unplcarant features, and those in household servioe are often overmatched by the disagreeables incident to any kind of ' untried busi ness. The German proverb, "If I rest, rust," applies to many things, besides the keys. If water rests it stagnates. If the longs rest, we cease to breathe. It the heart rest--, we die, and if the editor rests, evtn for an hour, the com positors raise the "devil" for copy. li is difficult to extinguish tho fire IW fnllv kindles. Elect rh'ily. Though no great f.-ut of haul in p, or heaving or pushing, has yet been per formed by electricity, wo know tho foroo can be made to push and haul and heave. A man has driven about Paris in an electric tricycle; a girl has sowed a shirt with a sewing-machine moved by the same power; a bit of rock has been attacked by an electric borer; a toy -boat runs about in a lake, driven by elec tricity; and, befctof all, Messrs. Siemens are now carrying passengers in a''tram," which has no other motor than the elec tric "fluid," or modification of motion, or whatever it ought to bo called. It is not only probable, but certain, that many of the difficulties now impeding tho application of tho force to heavy work will be dissolved, under tho pres sure of tho brain-power now oppliod to them from every corner of the civiliz -d world; and quito possiblo thut in a year or two a cheap method of generating electricity will be applied not discov ered, for we know already that falling water, in governablo nvisses, is what is wanted and that the itorage of tho force will not only be a credible1, but an easily accomplished process. That is not supposing more than hm occurred in the application of eliotricity to mes-suge-Heuding, and thut accomplished, and cost reduced,, as tcience always ro duces it, we should have from tho new agent at least two things a light, full, permanent ami cbe.ip, to be used w hero ever wanted, in tho street, workshop, and house, as in tho mine; aud n motor, manageable, tireless, light, and as effec tive for small work in the hands of the individual as for great work in tho hands of a mighty company. That which will drive a railway train will drive girl's sowing-muehino or a boy's mechanical horse ; that which will urgo a rock- borer will help to ciuvo a sixpenny blondstoue seal. Electricity can be made to perform all tasks that can bo performed bv unintelligent foice. .Mexican Justice. A Cerrillos dispatch to the Santa l'e AW Mfxiam gives a striking instance of tho rough and ready justice among the railroad employees of that town. Ono of these became angry with a com panion and determined to get even in some way for tho fancied affront, no was not equal to tho task of whipping him, and knowing thq other's weakness for whiskey, proceeded deliberately to get him drunk, at the samo time keep ing perfectly sober himself. When the victim of the scheme became perfectly stupefied by liquor, the schemer knock ed him down aud beat and kicked him in tho most brutal way, inflicting wounds whie'i nearly resulted fatally. The offender was immediately arrested, aud threats were niado which indicated that he would bo lynched. Tho doctor, however, said that tho man would pos sibly recover, which delayed the violent action contemplated. Tho wouuded man did grow better, and promised to "lick" his enemy as soon as ho got well, but the Cerrillos bovs did not wait for him. The day after the arrest was made they rushed in upon tho guards, and forcibly took charge of the prisoner. They stripped him of his clothes, swung him up to a slaughter frame by tho waist, and then the strongest man in tho party took a "black stale" whip and striped the gentleman's buck. Every blow bronchi blood until a good round number had been dealt, when tho sufferer was let down, given a blanket to cDver his and back, told to leave. A Mountain .Melting Anay, Information from Bald Mountain, N. C, states that a sudden and fearful crash wac heard in the neighborhood of Bakersvillo. The rumbling noise pre ceding the crash was heard for miles, and caused the frightened inhabitants of these mountains to recall the scenes of four or live years ago, when Bald Mountain was seriously threatened with volcanic eruptions. An investigation of tho disturbance developed the fue that a large portion of this peak had suddenly disappeared in the fertile and beautiful valley below. A slice of a half a mile square melted away, Tho uuscofthis remarkable tumble is nnknown wheth er it is to bo attributed to the heavy snow and rain storms wh:ch have pre vailed in this region for tho past few weeks, or whether it is tho result of the Eftu je ir. :1 e usod by the volcanic outbursts a few years ago. The local scientists aro nnablo to decide the question. The people in tho neighbor hood aro very much disturbed about the mysterious1 collapse of old Baldy. Fonr years ago tho indications of volcanic eruptions and tho quiverings of the mountain-fiidos created intense excito ment, and many of tho moro simple minded were so frightened that they would peareely leave thoir homes for days. This new disturbance, while it has not caused so much terror, has made the inhabitants of that remoto re gion feel uncomfortable. About 80,000 acres of land between a fla and Jerusalem have b?en secured on which to form a colony for the per secuted Jews of the continent of Europe. FA KM, (i.VlillEX AM) HOUSEHOLD. Experiments In Ffrdlna lints. An Iowa farmer put up thirty one year old hegs for fattening, and for the first twenty days fed them on shelled corn, of which they ate eighty-three bushels. Dnring this period they gained 827 pounds, or upwards of ten pounds to tho bushel of corn. Ho thcu fed the same hogs for fourteen days on dry corn meal, during which timothry consumed fcrty-seven bushels and gained '!5 pounds, or 111 pounds to the bushel The same hogs next fed fourteen diys on corn meal and water mixed, con sumed 5.1 bushels of corn, and gained 731 pounds, or 13J pounds of pork to the bushel. He then fed them f jurteen days on corn meal cooked, find after CLUsnming forty-five bushels of the cooked meal the hogs gained 7911 pounds, or very nearly fifteen pounds ol pork to the bushel of meal. Keel pes. I.kmos Fcmiino. One lemon grated, rind and pulp, ono cap of sugar, one cup of water or sweet milk, four eggs, three tablctpooiifals of flour. Line a deep divh with pastry crusts, pour the custarl in, bake thirty minutes. Beat tho whites of three or four eggs to a stiff froth, sweeten, spread over the top of the pudding and letit brown slightly. Potato Si'ki'Iiikr. Scoop cut the in side of a sound, good potato, leaving the skiu attached on ono m lo of the hole as a liJ. Minco up finely the lean of a juicy mutton chop with a IKtlo salt and pepper, put it in the potato, pin down the lid and bake. Before serving (iu the skit.) add a little hot gravy if tho mince seems too dry. Feeding Cora Mnllts. A farmer, writing to tho Avvrn-an A'rirulturM, says: I have never until .ow been able to acconnt for tho dif erent values various people put upon ornstalks. True, thera is a great dif ference in difforent kinds of corn, in the way it is fed, Ac, but after all the great variation in value is canned by the drynesf. Thut which is cured somewhat moist, even if moro or less moldy, is greatly preferred by tho cat tle to hard, dty, buttle stuff, which has lost almost all its flavor and doubtless a good deal of its nutritive qualities. Simply sprinkling tho portions of stulk to be fed next, so that they will have a few honrs to absorb tho watr, helps a great deal, but still it is not at all like having naturally moist fodder. If the water used to soften the stalks is salted and flavored with a few handfuls of bran (his would make a great difference. No doubt tho best plan to feed torn fodder is to cut and steam it, with such additions of roots, bran, A., us are de sirable. Few can do this; many, how ever, follow what is the next best plan to cut the corn fodder and mix it with bran; then to pour scalding water in abundanco over the mass and cover it up with rubber sheets, rubber army blank eta, or place it in a box with a close ltd, so that it will have a good soaking and "sweating." In whatever way it is fed it should bo cut the liner the better; but even if it be cut iu foot lengths, every farmer will find his account for i A largo part of dry-fed stalks is re jected and gets into the manure, where it is a great nuisance, firtt in getting it out and then iu clean culture. Those of ns who Cbnnot afford to cut our corn fodder fine -to have it "chuffed," as the English say can at least bo tidyenongh to have it cnt in six inch lengths with a broad axo or a hatchet. A Fault of Character. Iusufferablo though tho giggling, gushing girl may bo, bheis angelic when compared with her sarcastic sister. The sarcastis girl is, in some instances, the product of a hasty or ill-advised cc mpli meni paid her by some thoughtless ad mirer on her making some spiteful crit- eism or some rude remark concerning an acquaintance or companion. She has not the ability to distinguish between impudence and satire, and it is an caRy task to convince her that ill-brod rude ness of speech is the perfection of irony and that to say spiteful and unpleasant things to everybody she meets is sure to win her the reputation of being sarcas tic. She eagerly cultivates her fancird talent, never allowing an opportunity to exercise it pass by unimproved, and she generally succeeds in making herself heartily disliked by those who aro un fortunate enough to be numbered among her acquaintances. Young men, who are generally sensitive to ridicule, avoid her systematically. She attributes this to tho wholesome fear in which sho is held. The family think her brilliant when every ene else prononnces her in sulting. Her sarcasm generally degen crates into insolence, and sho is re garded as a pest. Without friends, she becomes lonely and dissatisfied, but is still far from guessing the true reason of her forlorn state, for her petty vice has becumo second natnre, and she cannot estimate its disagreeable effect npon others. The form of the umbrella now in use is precisely similar to those seen in the sculptures of ancient Egypt and Assyria. ITEMS OK INTEIIEST. The weight of tho Egyptian obelisk in Central Park, Now York City, is 2191 tOUR. White men slnuld exhibit tho same insensibility to moral tortures that red men do to physical torments. Iu this conimoDplties world, every one is said to bo romantic who either admires a fine thing or iloes one. A couplet of verse, a pi riol of prose, may clinft to tho rock of ages as a shell that survives a deluge. In general there is no one with whom life drags so disagreeably as with him who tries to mako it shorter. Postal cui.ls that hiivo been spoiled while in the bauds of private parties cannot bo redrcssc-i ut the postoflices in tho United Stale-'. The b'U-li ',-f a mai l. :i is causod by nature sending out a signal of warning. The blush f an editor is caused by fi'Lding out a pitcher for beer. The salary of Hi ? President of the Republic of" Fia-ie - i-i fixed at COO.000 franco with an additional alliwanoe of 300.0H0 friinoe for household expenses. It is said that in Calcutta a young lady will rise at an afternoon visit and say, "Excuso me, but I must go home for my 5 o'cli fever." Tho (le-man government can now call 1,000,000 soldiers into tho field at a day's notice, while) over litre it takes the best part .f three d ivh to hunt up tho mau who borrowed vour half dol lar. To clean silver coins for numismatic collections steep them for ten minutes in a solution of ummouia, then immcrso in water and wipe w;th a dry towel. Copper coins may bo cleaned by im mersiig in pure sweet til and wiping dry with a sofr. rag. Three youua; fellows took it into their heads to danca at the grave of a friond, at Lawreuceville, 111., aud ono of them fell into it. Their conduct shocked the mourners, who drovo them away and subsequently prepared to lynch them. They fled hastily, making their way down the river fourteen milesina leaky boat, which finally sauk under them. They swam to the hhoie.V.ul it was a oold night. They were too exhausted to go any further, and i:i tho morning their dead bodies were found. Politeness Pnj'. A gentleman at Bridgeport was an ntcrcstcd and amused party in an epi sode which occurred recently at tho Norfolk depot. While btroliing along tho platform waiting for a train, he saw a wouiau slip en something and nearly fall. Full of sympathy nnd politeness, he hurried to the re'cuo and assisted her to rise. As she resumed au upright attitude, however, something escaped from her posse sion ihat at once ciught her benefactor's eye. It was nothing less ihan his valine, which ho hal left in the depot a minute b forei, and whioh it appears tho distretsel lVmalo was trying to g; t away wi":h. The gentle man is moro than ever convinced that politeness does pay. Ail InnoMtion in Dentistry. One Dr. Clark of New York has in troduced nu interesting innovation into dentistry. 11 does Lot remove the curious dentine at all ; ho merely disin fects it and then proceeds to fill the tooth. Ho claims that all decay of teeth, and everything else, is caused by tho presence of bacteria, tho smallest living thing that permeates all human organs and tissues. This theory ho substantiates by tho microscope, show ing in all curious dent mo millions of these minute beings, so sin ill that they are quite invisible to tho unaided eye, and 10,000 would not reach across an inch, but very lively nnd rapacious when brought wi!hiu tho field of the glass. Disinfection with carbolio acid and ether poisons arrests decay by de stroying these infinitesimal devourers, aud Dr. Clark thinks that by timely and constant disinfection all decay of teeth can be prevented. (iac Her a f.'ooi A ppt'l i lo. The San Fraucisej "Chronicle" gives an instance) of the way cautious apothe caries deal out prison to strangers. Mr. Jay, a djuggit of that city, says: "A woman eanio iu here, one day, and asked or morphine, nnd I r avo her syme sul phate cinchonia, which resembles it in appearance, but it is a harmless stimu lant. An hour afterward tho woman"s sister rushed in here, otnl accused me of Biding a suicide. 'My sirderhas gono awoy in a rac;e to take the p ii you gave her.' It afterward uppoa' jd that the would-be sniei le went out on the bills, took tho dose, and lay down to die. After waiting for siime time, and recovering from the teriilic etciteraent the act caused, she felt an unconquerable desire to return home and got a sqnaro meal, for the stuff I gave her was a fa mous appetizer." Having used Dr. Hull's Ciiiii;h Syrup in my family fr the lin-t tlin e years, I find it tho beat preparation I liavo ever nsid fur Concha and. Colds, giving almost iinmcdiat relief, fi. Walker, Oeu'l Com. Merchant, US Light Bt., Balto. , JId.