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SI dbafham Record.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOR AND ntOriUETOB.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
One tquare. one Insertion.
Una tquare, twotuscrtious,
Jne square, rnc!imiith,
Or rnr y, otip yrrxr, fCOO
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One cop)-, three looiittt..', . . jjq VOL IV
PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C JUNE 29, 1882.
Then aud Now.
"I with I were a boy again!"
Thus wrote a ponsivo barJ,
Bat ' twai a foolish iab to pen,
Though trouble prosed him hard.
Oh, who to childhood would roturn,
Repeat his chequered yeara j
Once more their rigid 1c aeons learn,
Of turmoil, toil aud tears ?
What brighter rages would be traced
Within the book of tituo ;
What record of wrong words erasod- -
What deeds show ruoro sublime ?
Alas, the human will is weak
To curb the passions wild ;
Man may not thiak or act or speak
With naturo uudeOlod.
And should be tread life's path again,
Not all the garnered loro,
Reaped from the harvests that hare been.
Would make biiu err no more.
The same temptations still would tin"
To tempt his flcklo clay;
The eamo dark clouds obscure the tkios,
The eamo snares fill his way.
And then, as now, would bo repeat
The follies of tho pant ;
Hurl pradtneo from its regal seat,
And troth bchim him cut.
No ardent longings can repair
The moments fled away;
But those may bo improved with care
That come to us to-day.
They bear adon n time's nulling tide.
Like ships, a precious freight,
That must, for weal or woe decide
Men's everlasting fate.
DISPOSSESSING A WIDOW.
"I have a mind to put up a ji b on
your client, Trueidell," said Charlie
Monier to his law partner, Sam Norton
"I have observed that you were be
coming demoralized lately, but did not
suppose you would be ready to soil out
a client," replied Norton. "Let us
know, however, what the job is, and ii
it has an innocent lojk perhap I will
go in for chances and shares."
Alien Trucadell, against wham thi'i
plot was forming, hud been in tbe hand
of these lawyers only a fow weeks. He
had lately como frrru another part ot
the State, and had b Jen buying, through
them, a valuable paper-mill property,
located on tho river a few miles below
the olty. Mouier & Xortou had been
his attorneys in the transaction, and had
realized a handsome professional fee. In
connection with that business there had
also been some collateral transactions
through which an overdue mortgage
for eleven thousand dollars had come
into the hands of their client. The
property held by the mortgage was a
handsome homestead, belonging to a
widow lady, Mrs. Trowbridge, young
or at least not very old not more than
thirty-two and a beautiful woman.
Mr. Truesdell had not yet seen the
property or its owner. The mortgage
bad been taken ou the assnranoo of his
attorneys that the security was ample
The lady's deceased husbind, Charles
Trowbridge, had died suddenly three
years before, and left considerable real
estate in a badly entangled condition.
Ha had baen a bold, ambitious operator,
and not very prudent ; made new pur
chases continually with money raised by
mortgaging anything on which a mort
gage could be placed, until oven his
family residence, the property of his
wife, had, by her consent, reluctantly
given, bscome involved to the extent of
more than halt its real value.
Mrs. Trowbridge had one child liv
ing, her little boy, Baby, now six yeats
old, and for his sake she had been doing
her utmost to save what she could of the
property her husband left, aud she had
managed so successfully thus far that
when a sale was inevitable she had been
able to effeot it herself, and not leave
that ceremony to be performed by the
The reader I. as probably suspected by
this time that the job those lawyers were
preparing to put up on their client was
not likely to ba very serious or damag
ing. They had learned from incidental
remarks of his that he had been a
widower for several years and had a
family consisting of two little daughters
and his youngest sinter, also a maiden
aunt of his deoeased wife, who was
managing his family affairs, but not in
very satisfactory way.
The Trowbridge property," said Mr.
Monier to his partner, "will just suit
our client for a residence, and the
right and easy way f.r him to get it will
be to bid it in undor a foreclosure sale,
and then dispossess the widow."
" A charming idea," said Norton, "but
of course he must see the property in
the first place, and determine how much
he will bs willing to give for it."
" Mr. Trowbridge, I believe ? "
A graoeful bow waa the lady's answer,
and the visitor added,
" I am pleased to see you, Mr. Trues
dell," said the widow, as with a motion
ot the hand, she invited him to resume
the seat from which he had risen on her
" I have called, madam, to look at
this property, which as I understand is
for tale," laid the gentleman.
" Yes, sir ; I will show you the prop
erty with much pleasure. Hut 1 must
first ask yon to cxeuso mo for a few
moments. My little boy will cntortain
you until I return," and lluby came
forward w.th ready confidence, and sig
nified tiH willingness to make himself
" I hope you will buy our place, sir,"
he said, when they were alone. " If my
dmr papa had lived we would have
kept it, hut now mamma says we can
" Haw long has your papa been
dtui ?" asked Mr. Truesdell.
" Three years, sir. Did yon ever see
my pupa ? "
"No. 1 have been living more than
a hnudro.l milos from hero, and have
made no acquaintances iu this vicinity
until lately," the visitor answered,
' Mamma has told me of some cousins
cf papa's that I havo never seen, and
Then I first looked at you I thought
you might bo ouo of them, because it
secnis to me you look like my papa, Ho
had side whiskers, just like you have,
and his hair wui the same color, and he
wjs i.biut as !.i ge as you. Here is his
picture," and he pointed to a very f no
oil painting oa tho opposite wall.
Mr. Trueidell was standing before the
picture, studying it with much interest,
when Mis. Trowbridgo roturned and
announced that ho might now see the
bouse (i u i.l grounds. An hour or more
was spent in this way, affording an
opportunity fcr such casual and inci
dental remarks as tho occasion called
for. Rihy was one of tho party, of
"Is I his little bvy your only child,
niudani ? " asked Mr. Truesdell.
" Tho only one living. I have lost
two dour lit'le girls, one younger than
Ilujiy and the other two years older."
" I havo twi little girls," said Mr.
Truesdell, "and had ono boy, who, if
living, would bo about the age of yours.
He died three years ago, soon after the
death of his mother.''
" Don't you think, mamma, this gen
man looks like papa ? " interposed Raby.
" Well, yes, a littio.perhaps," said his
" I a ai much pleased with the general
appearance of tho property, madam,''
M-. Truesdell remarked, "and may see
you again iu regard to it.''
Yon prcbaMy know, sir," said Mrs.
Trowbridge, "thai my interest is loss than
half the real value. A mortgage, now
overdue, holds the larger share."
Mr. Truesdell did not intimate that
he bad lately become the owner of tbe
mortgage, b it simply remarked that if
he concluded to bay the property the
mortgage would of course give her no
" I wish you would buy the house,
and come here to live, and let mamma
and me live here, too," exolaimed Ruby,
looking up wistfully into the face of Mr.
Truesdell and ai the same time firmly
grasping his hand.
It tho mother could have got hold of
the boy at that moment she would havo
given him an impressive shake, but he
was on tho other side ot Mr. Truesdell,
and any attempt to stop him with words
might lead to something worse, so she
" I have several other pieces of prop
erty, some ot which I have hosn trying
to dispose of, with the hope ot saving
this, but the best bids, thus far, have
been very low."
"Are those pieces of property also
encuculi. red? "
"Yes, sir; every ono, more or less.
The property that my husband held was
rising iu nominal value when those
mortgages wera put on, and he thought
he could carry them safely, but a reac
tion came, and now my interest in prop
erty on which he placed a high value
amounts to but little."
Your experience, madam, has been
like that of many others," said Mr.
Truesdell. "But you are fortunate in
having even a little left. I will have
some conversation with my attorneys,
Monier & Norton, ia regard to this prop
erty, aud will probably call again
within a day or two. Good-day, madam ;
' Good by ! ' responded theiittle fel
low. " Do come and see mamma and
me again. I want to see you, you look
ao much like my para. Don't you want
to see Mr. Truesdell again, mamma ?"
Certainly, my dear," said his mother.
" I shall be much pleased to have tbe
The lady and gentleman thus casually
meeting had incidentally and almost
unavoidably learned certain leading
facts in regard to each other. Of ooune
no remark designed to be in the least
degree suggestive of any special or per
sonal interest 1 al been made by either,
and yet the ciroumstanoes themselves
4 Well, how did you like the Trow-
b-idgw property, Mr. Truesdell?" asked
Mr. M-tnier as his client returned.
"A very handsome place," was the
gntlen a i's reply.
" And shall we commence foreclosure
proceedings immed a'ely ?'' asked Mr.
Monier, with a sly wink at his partner,
which was noticed by Mr. Tmcsdell.
"The dispossession of the present oc
cupant will be simple and my, aud that
part of tho business we will turn over to
" It is not worth while to make any
cost in that direction Just now," was tho
quiet, but significant answer.
" I am Rlad you havo como again ! "
exclaimed Ruby, bounding into the
parlor. "I told mamma I knew you
"Yes, my bay, I Lave como to look
at your mamma's nonse once more," but
he did not tell Master Ruby that this
was not his second, nor even his third
call, and that his mother had probably
not thought it necessary to invito him
to be prceent on every occasion.
"Don't you want to see mamma, too ?
She will be here in a minute. She is
fixing herself up a little more before
she comes in."
Unfortunately for Ruby tho last re
mark was beard by his mother, who was
entering the parlor at that moment.
That boy was soon on his way out led
by a servant, but the outrage was duly
"My mamma sha'n't treat me this
way after yoa come here to live, shall
she, Mr. Truesdell?" was his daring
" I would just like to know, mamma,"
said Rnby ono day, about six weeks
after this incident, "why I can't stay
in the parlor when Mr. Truesdell comes
to talk to yoa about buying our house ? "
"Never mind, my desr," said hit
mother; "perhaps Mr. Truesdell will
not buv the house after all."
" Will he come to live, hero, mamma,
and let us live here too?" and be my
papa, and and you bo his wife? "
"Yes, my darling boy," exclaimed
the fond mother, clasping her littlo child
to her heart.
Two hours only had passed then since
the engagement had b en sealed with a
ring in which a glowing rub had been
set. In a lapture of joy Mrs. Trowbridge
explained to her child, as well as she
oould, tho meaning of the ring aud ot
the precious stone he saw there.
"Mr. Monier would like to speak
with Mrs. Trowbridge a moment," waj
pencilled ou a card that was handed to
"Nothing wrong, I hope," wad the
thought that startled tho lady for au
Tae marriage ceremony was to take
place the next morning, antl it was now
bait past eight in tho eveuing. Her
prospective husb tnd had left her half
an hour bjfore, and sho wui puzzled to
oonjecture what reason his lawyer could
possibly have for calling just thou.
"I have called, madam," said Mr.
Monier, " to hand you this document,
which is, ai you see, a ndeaso of tho
mortgage, ou jour property."
"Why, how is this?" said tho Udy
insirprixo. "UaiMr, Trunsdell paid
oil this mortgage 'I "
"Mr. Truesdell has been thy owuur
of the mortgage, madam, for several
months, having purchased it through
me, before he became acquainted with
yon. In order to restore to joti the full
aud absolute ownership of tho property
in the easiest and most direct way, ho
has, by our advice, executed this release
while your name was still Mrs. Trow
bridge." "A name sir, that I have always
thought it an honor to bjar, but now
other emotions fill my heart. If you
report to Mr. Truesdell that you have
left me iu tears, please tell him they
were tears not of sorrow, bit of the
deepost gratitude. Good-night."
Mrs. Trowbridge became Mrs. Trues
dell at ten the next morning.
"And so this is the way you dispos
sess the widow," said Monier, as soon as
he oould get noar enough to his client,
after the ceremony, to whisper a word
in his ear.
"I thought I would rather possess
her," was the reply.
Mrs. Garfield Is Very Well Off.
She has 8300.000 in Government
bonds, the result of the subscription.
Then her husband's life was insured for
(50,000, which she promptly received.
She also was paid the salary of tbe
President for the unoccupied first year,
amounting to about 820 000 Then a id
to it about 830,000, tae total value of
Garfield's estate. That was tho total
amount, after all the abuse that wai re
ceived, that he was ablo to accumulate
io a life cf fifty years. That muses
(100,000, does it not ? I suppose that
the income from this to'alof more than
8400,000 will be, perhaps, 810,000 a
year. 8ba is also put on tbepunon
list at 85,000 a year. S she is comfor
table and can raise her children well.
A certain preacher once took for his
text, "Husbmds, love your wives.'
Pausing for a moment, he glanced to
ward Emily, (his wife) and began as fol
lows : " Now, brethering, wo sartiol.v
den't love our wives as we'd orter. I
don't lova Etuii as I orter. but if I was
to have another wife.I'd love her better'n
I Lev Emily I"
Tho Measure ol Her I.ovp.
"Yes, Goorge.what is it?" replied the
girl, glancing shyly upward.
Tho radiant glory of a summer moon,
shone down upon the arth this June
night, bathing in all its mellow splen
dor tho leafy brunches of the sturdy old
oaks that had for centuries shaded the
entrance to Castle McMurtry and
laughed defiance to tho fierce gales
that every winter came howling down
in all thoir cruel forco and fury from
the moorlands lying to the westward of
the castle. On the edge of the broad
demesne that stretched away to the
south etocd a largo brinule cow, and as
the moonlight flecked with silvery lustre
her starboard ribs she seemed to Myrtle
n perfect picture of sweet content and
almost holy cslm.
"Is it not a beautiful night, dearest?"
murmured the gitl. "See how the
ruoonbeans Batter down through the
treos, making strange lights and shad
owy that flit among the shrubs and
flowers in snch a wierd, ghost-like
fashion. The deli is indeed clothed
with loveliness to night, sweetheart."
"Ye," said George W. Simpson,
"this is tho boss dell ;" and then, look
ing down into tho pure, innocent face
that was lifted to his, ho took iu his
own broid, thud-base palm, tho
liitlo hand that erstwhile held up Myr
tle's polonaise. As they s'ood there
bilently iu tho bosky glade George
passed his arm silently but firmly around
Tho noble ?irl did not shy.
"Do you love me, tweetheart?" he
asked in accents that were tremulous
Myr'lo'a head was drooping now, and
the rosy blushes of Calumet avenuo in
nocence were ceasing each other across
her peachy cheeks.
George drew her mrr . Vsely to him.
If a mosquito had triivi . j -s between
thorn then it would havo ' en bad for
"Can you doubt me, darling?" he
whispered. "You surely must know
that 1 lovo you wiMi a wild, passionate,
whoa Emma lovo that, can nevortlie. Do
you not love ma a littlo in return ? '
For an instant the girl did not speak.
Gw'crge heard tho whisking of the bnn
dlo cow's tail break in rudely upon the
solemn stillness of the night, and ever
and auon ciue the dull thud of the
bulKrog as ho juuptd into a neighbor
ing pond. Presently Myrtle placed her
arms about, his neck, and with a wistful,
baby'tt-gnt-tho-cramp look in her fuce,
alio suid to him : "I lovo you, George,
ui h a deutbloss devotion that will
eventually keep you broke." And with
theso fatal words the adjusted her rum
pled bang and fearlessly lei the way to
uu ice-cream lair. Ciiicago Tribune.
Ol Swedish railways I was told that
Homo nro managed by the state, whio
others, like our own, nro private under
takings for tho benefit of the share
holders. In either case the motto "slow
and sure" seems that adopted by the
manugement. Tuo trains are always
slow, and generally sure to be behind
tiino at the terminus. In either case,
moreover, the arrangement of the trains
seems specially adapted to the public
inconvenience. Tho time-tables appear
to bo constructed on the plan of dis
comforting tho traveller as much as it
is possible, and giving him tho fullest
chance to exercise his patience. As a
rule he has the option of a couple of
trains a day, and must bo thankful for tho
privilege. He may take, say an express,
which starts at five A. M., to carry him
half way, with tho chanco of his just
missing a train that niiy convoy him the
remainder of his journey ; or he may
elect to wait till somewhat later in tho
day, when-a through train is provided,
which will go at a snail's paeo, and land
him at his destination about midnight.
If he wants to catch a steamboat, which
nominally plies in conjunction with the
railroad, his fate may bo far worne, and
a day cr two muy past ere tho transit be
completed. Seen simply on tho ui'p
and studied in the time-tallies, the jour
ney may seem faoilo and feasible
enough, but wheu put in execution the
plans which huvo beeu formed with an
intlnituJo of trouble may prove of little
protlt. Obstacles start up at every
Btagit along the route. Trains are so
delayed that they f nil to fit iu as they
are aniiouiicod, a rattle-trap vehicle
breaks down between tho railway and
the bout ; or some ingenious misprint is
diHCovxred, when too lute, which is fatal
to tint hope of sroinpli diing tho journey
ui'hin tl.o limn nj pointed. Grumblers
who growl over tbe bewilderments of
Uradshaw, should set themselves the
task of working out the prib'.em of a
short cross country trip by the figures
which are furnished in a Swedish time
table ; the travellt rs who cnmpluia wheu
the I Mai train from Paris is some fire
minutes lato should Wrn to exercise
their patience hi a little tourin Sweden.
Suicides in London averaged last year
one per diem. The bodies rec aimed
from tho Thames were two per week.
Clack dresses arecjmbiiia'-ioijs of two
or three fabrios. Ono special novelty is
a black grenadine made over wlito wa
tered silk and trimmed with Spnuish
lace and watered tibbon.
Colored stones for jewelry are onco
more coming into vogue. The mobt
popular are the amethyst, sapphire,
emerald and ruby. These are sot in
dead gold, principally n.j lace pins, with
enr-rings to match.
One of the new ru prices among im
ported dresses is the use of velvet ou
cotton drosses. For instance, tho turned
over collar, cuffs, bait and bows on a
dark blue percalo dress are of velvet of
the same color.
"Corisande" basque is a stylish coat
shaped model, very suitable for the
lighter qualities of woolen goods, the
shirred ru files on tho lower part of tho
front, and the shirred collar removing
the severity of the costume.
Handsome Biarritz gloves of very fiuo
undressed kid, to bo worn with full
dress, have wide satin bands at the tops
delicately embroidered in tiny clusters
of rosebuds, or painted with a mono
gram or crest in gold or silver.
Anew cloak meant for summer use is
composed of row up an row of laoj cov
ering cashmere cut iu a dolman shape.
Tho only trimming is a graduated scries
of rows of Magi sot in the centre of
the b tck and down in front.
Large handkerchiefs for the should
ers are of soft twilled silk, birdc-red
with lace, and have the points embroid
erod in some bimple ilower j a'tem.
They are to b3 worn over muslins and
and satins male with pointed waists an 1
full panier overdresses.
A new caprice in millinery shows
narrow turned-over collars of laeo or
embroidery that are open on tho side cf
the neck instead of in front. A neck
ribbon of pale tinted gros grain passes
around the nock, and there is a small
bow at the side.
The polonaise, formed by paniers
sewed on the edgo of a Jersey btsq'ia, is
found on many of the cewott white
lawn suits, with flounces of embroidery
on the skirt ; two colors of satin ribbon
form the bows on theso dresses, such as
porcelain bine laid over lemon yellow,
or dark cardinal laid over pale pink.
A quaint and pretty out-door costumo
for a young lady is made of willow green
checked cheviot, with threads of gld
running through it. The underskirt is
of dark green satin, wi'.h a rnch around
the bottom lined with dark green surah
shot with gold. Over this skirt falls a
tnnio of tho checked cheviot, with loose
Louis XIV. pnffi over tho hips, held
together midway of the skirt in front
with a bow of cVk green satin ribbon.
The pointed bodico, also the cheviot,
has a vest of dark green satin, buttoned
on cash tide in front with gold buttons
connected together by a gold cord. At
each r-ide of this vest are revers of the,
sa'in faced with tho gold-shot fsbrio.
The sleeves are slashed at tho eiluw,
with insertions of green fa'in in the
open spaces. The wide turn down col
lars of gteen satin, lined underneath
with the gold-shot surah.
A Tramp's Philosophy,
In tho hip pocket of an old vagrant
was a memorandum book fall of his
own writing with a pencil, and some of
his philosophy is good enough to be
preserved. His first paragraph reads :
" Drinking bad whiskey because it is
offered free is like getting in the way of
bullets purchased by an enemy."
A second reads :
" Honesty is the best policy, but some
folks are satisfied with tho second best.
It is hard to ha honest on an empty
"A dry plank under a rain-roof shod
is better than a feather-bed iu jail, and
one isn't annoyed by the jailer bringing
in a squaro breakfast."
A fourth says :
" Pay as you go. If you haven't any
thing to pay with, don't go. If yon are
foiced to go, rteDrd every indebtedness?
and let your heirs scttlo the bills."
Tim fifth explains :
" We shunld havo charily for all.
Whon winter winds blow cold nul
drear ws vaga should pity tho. poor
fellowu. in India who are having n d-hot
A sixth recorded :
" Politeness costs nothing, but it is
not expected that you will wake a man
up at midnight to ask permission to go
through his hen-bouse. It is more
court-eons to let him enjoy his needed
The seventh and lost we noted down
as follows :
" When yon pick up an apple core do
not find fault because it is not the apple
i'self, but be satisfied with tho grade of
descent. Do not be ashamed of your
occupatiot1. Wo canmt all be lonls,
nor can we all be vagrants As I cannot
be a lord, I should not lament at being
a vagrant. Bo truthful and onf-ipoken
that is, tell them you are a Chicigo
fire sufferer. Keep seasonable h nr,
or some other vag will get your )nk
first. Be hopeful, cheerful, and good
natured. Growling won't cure a sore
I Mnviiisr off a Run.
Iu times of suv to panic pnople have
been known to refV-.! L'ink of England
notes and prefer Wu', notes. In country
districts of Scotland the old one-pound
notes were fjreatly ircf,rred to sover
eigns. It is said thai when there was a
run upon the Bank of England in 1703
the dcvii'o was resorted to cf paying
tho country pioplo in shillings und six
pences. O.io ueuto Miuchcslcr firm
painted all their premises profusely,
and many dapper gentlemen were de
tcred from appro filing tho counter. A
story is told of Cunlill'e Brook's bsnk.
When there was an impetuous and un
reasoning rush for (.old, Mr. Brook
obtained a mimbi r of tacks of niuul,
opened them at tho top, put a pood
thiok layer of toin upon the contents,
then placed them untied whero tho
glittering coins would bo manifest to all
observer One bunk procured a number
of people as coi:f.-dirnto. to whom they
paid gold, thi'ii slipped round again to
a back door and refunded it, uud thus
the effect of a stat;o army was produced.
At another bunk the chief cn-hicr him
self examined every note with tho most
Sfnveliiug scrutiny, hoMing it up to the
light, testing tho Mgnature, and making
believe that, on account of alarm as to
forgrry, ther.j was need of the uiot
scrupulous c.uo. Whe'i ho had com
pleted x'k pretc-ndel examination ho
handed tho noto to one of his subordi
nates very deliberately, with, in slow
ml J m osured terms, 1 you may pay it.'
Other plans wore to pay tlio money
very languidly, counting it twieo over,
so as to bo su ro the sum was tight,
and to giva a sivereigi short, so that
the customer should compluin, and t'ue
counting havo to be done over aaiii.
At ono of tho b.inks peek measures
inverted were placed iu tho wiudows
facing the street, a pilo of gcll upon
the top. after the manner of tho fruit
exposed to sale at street corners iu the
summer. At a-iother tho coin was
heated in shoveN over the firo in the
parlor behind and handed out ik "new"
at a tempnr-ituro of three hundred do
grees Fahrenheit. The elerk ia charge,
accommodating hi phras-ul isy to the
Decision, cried out Iri.U-: cv.'ry Inlf
hour, "Now, Jiru. d bo g -t'-iu' on with
them 6overi!iau ; fults is w ii'm' f.jr
their money " "doming, sir, co-niug,"
was tho ready reply, und the ' folki'
thought the power of prod ic'ion bound
less. It is always the simple minted
aud the nuiuforoicd who constitute ou
such occasions the chief portion of the
throng, just as the people who go to ex
tremes are tho half educated ouci. The
crowd were easily persuaded -the proo
that all was right was burning thei
A Liltlc French Story.
Insomo parts of France m irri.igeubb
girls aro ac;ntomel to pluck, us they
return from midnight nia-s on C'lirist
mai E"C, a sprij? of apple tree, wh'eh
the v put in a vial full of w iter ; th
vial is hnng iu their bedchamber iu
front of the window ; if ono bud blooms
before Easter the mi.s're.ss is sure to) be
married before the year on.ls. Among
the ei rvmts of a chateau near Alonenn
was a chambermaid from Briitii'iy. She
was gentle, good-naf tired, quiet, pious
au excellent girl every way but she
was hunchbacked. Iler name was Ur
sula. Taking adviuitige of the dark
night she, too, plucked a spri.-r, of opplo
tree, sure that nobody saw her. She
was mistaken. A fellow-servant saw
her and male the servant's lull ring
withpeils of laughter at poor 1'rsulc's
expense. Still thoy kept the secret
among themselves. They all agreed to
play a trick on poor Ursula. Oa E ister
Eve cno of the journey ur n gardeners
removed the old sprig ofapplo tree from
tho vial in Ursnlo's chamber and put in
its place a sprig covered with blossoms.
When Ursula went into her room she
could not believe her eyes. She ro
turned to tho servant's hall ; her face
was raliant with delight as she showed
her trophy ; the laughter, jeers, and
boatings cf her companions revealed
tho trick put on her. Sho stood dumb,
confounded, trembling, scarcely able to
r strain hor tears. Just at this moment
the mistress entered the room and
. "Ursule, tho app'e-tree sprig may be
trusted ; believe it ; you will be married
befcre Chn'stmss next. Yon are a vir
tuous girl ; I am sure yon will make a
virtuous wife. All that yon want to
get a husband is money ; the money
wanted I will give yon "
As she spoke, the mistrc si twined a
thousand franc bank note abound the
sprig and returned it to Ursula. A
fortnight afterward the journeyman
gardener who had put the trick on her
asked her in marriage, but she refused
h'm, at which ho was greatly jeered,
and married another.
John Qniney Adams
Iu bis long service in Congress, was
never known to be la'e. ' It, is time to
i all tho nonae to order." No," replied
the Speaker, "Mr. A lams is not in his
seat yet." At thi m -ment Mr. Adams
appeared. Hi was punctual, bat the
clock wa-j three minutes fast.
Listen of my lady fair,
Mild Iduo eyes ami bright brown bair,
Trutty lipn of rosy bun,
Iu licr cluik j are dimples two.
S'ich a pretty, dimpled chin
Sure most any In-art to winl
SkipH sho round nuhl mei-iily,
With a euul brim full uf glee.
As the stars shine from tho skies,
Geiitiy b'-am bor loving tvrs ;
Khe's endowed Willi qnot-iily grac,
1'ittod sho for any lac.
Can you wonder ibut I lovo
Such a charming lit'b.' dove,
Aud that uhu is truu to nin
As a darling wife cau be ?
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A Paris manufacturer claims to have
found an excellent cigar wrapper in
Mr. 'Wiirum II. Vanderbilt recently
Rave his check for SI, 000 to pay off the
debt of Grace Church, Lexington, Va.,
which was erected in memory of General
II' bort E. Leo.
Vermont can stiil show snow-banks a
niilo long aud sixteen feet deep, and
New Hampshire men have no thoughts
of leaving off their overshoes for a
Five men, who mado an attempt to
destroy a bridge on the Mexican Na
tiona' Bu'lw.iy a short time aso, were
arrested, and by order of the Governor
of Mexico, were imino ;iately shot.
Mr. H. M Stanley, tho discoverer of
Livingstone, is cow iu command of the
Belgian West African expedition. He
has again surmounted the Congo Falls
and readied Stanley Pool, wh?ro ho is
building a Belti'au H'a'ion.
Mi's Llllie Daist, editor of a news
paper iu Circle ille, Ohio, has been
chosen uu alternate delegate to the Ohio
P 'publican Convention. Miss Darst
visited Baltimore last year with the
Ohio Editoiiul Association,
Mr Thomas Hughes, nc?ording to the
Liverpool Courier, is financially ruined
by 'h failure or tho Hugby colony in
Tennessee. It is a'.legnd that Mr.
Hughes was duped and flattered into
the enterprise by harpers iu the United
Mrs. J isephine R'eve, of Bridgeton,
N. J., dreiiuied that a mau wa3 trying to
steal her In1 y, :m infant only six weeks
old. She awoke screaming for her
mother und clapiu. bor buby to her
breast. Her mother flew to her, but
tLo child bad been smo'hered by the des
perate grasp of the frightened woman.
A novel appiritus entitled a " chemi
cal lung," has been invented for the
veutilaMou id tunnel, and has been
tested by scientists in Loudon. A room
heated up to eighty two degrees and the
air loaded with impurities, was reduced
to sixty-llvo degrees snd the air purified
in a very sbort time by the action of the
A raHo of suspended animation mis
taken loi d' h'Ii is reported in Boston.
A Rirl was pronounced dead by her phy
sician. A few b. ur.s after, when her
lather turned to leave her ulone, sho
cried, "Pica'" doii't go, Jiajn " She
Ihen told her friends, as they gathered
ub ml her, that sho had b en in heaven,
a glorious place, ii'id w ished to return.
Mie soon utter died.
III MOIKH S.
" V old maids," remarked MissStib
bins, " low eats because we have no
husbands, and cat 1 re ulmod us trt a on
erous an men."
A country paper i-penks of a mau who
"died without the aid of a physician,"
and adds that "such instance of death
are very rare."
Rul Ku'e to lur husband, ",tohn,
what rock iloi s trim lovo split upon?"
( j loth .Tohti, and gunned from ear to
car, "The rock of jouder era lie,
We saw a young man going z g zig up
tho street the other da.v, singing,
" Money is a hard thing to borrow." A
wag exclaimed, " Yes, und a tight thing
to pay back."
Said Tom : 1 Siuen I huvo been
abroad I'm taken so much veal that I'm
ashamed to look a calf in tho fueo." I
s'pose, lir, thiti," sai 1 a wag, "yon con
trive to shave without a glass."
The father of tho family eimiinos bis
watch wi h perplexity. " I can't under
stand, my lovo," ho says to his wife,
"what's wrong with this watch. I sup
pose it wants to be eb an d " " Oh, no,
ps," replies otm of his olive-branches,
" it can't b dit ty, for baby and I were
scrubbing it all morning in tho bath
tub with the huir brush, and wo usod
plenty of soap."
A man of good aldrens presents him
self at a house, dcsiiing employment.
The gentleman fo whom he applies
after asking a few questions, says :
" Well, my good fellow, I like your
looks, and I'm willing to engage you,"
" 1 have also a favorable impression cf
monsieur, and I will give him an answer
after making inquiries in respect to the
house, which will result, I have no
daub:, most favorably."