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VOL. IV.
PITTSBOllO', CHATHAM CO., N. C., JULY 27, 1882.
NO. 10.
Fir largiT R'UviIIk:iiii iU1IIk'I.iI emit rue's will
mailt).
Flowers.
The munificent giver of life and luvc,
Not satisfied yet, still strove to improve,
And lavishly decked the fair bpeoni of earth
With bright living gema ot woud'roua worth,
Varied and beauteous, wonderful flowora,
They bring ns to heaven, in thoughtful hour,
For as we inhale their fragrant breath,
YYe tliiuk not of life, wc look not on death,
lint stepping beyond to that world of delight,
A foretasto we gather -tho intuitive sight -O."
brightness and glory, while love divine
And heavenly ambition our eouls jut- rtwine.
How the weary, dull even of sieknPss expand
When sweet flowtis an- proffcre 1 by Irit ndl
baud !
How they cheer the eiclt room, and lighten tho
way,
And frighten alllietion mill heavenly ray !
Wali'liipg tweet childhood' iiiin.eout girce,
Joyously gatlitMiim floAers.wn l:aeu
O'er their brows the blent wont" so gra-'initidy
given,
' For i f mi.'Ii h ihe'i in the King'Um of
Heaven."
And oft have I known the pour daughter of
toil
Tin ongli her wearying routine. Home llowers
t i b guile,
IN'i'liiip. Bj. kiy. nut pining fi.r sun and ficsh
air.
A" in sympathy droo in;r, (tin two no ci
part'.
How ill light fill to watch the young iufaii
bile
The dawn of nam in beam forth inn smile,
At Bight of blight II mem before, it spread,
It mil i R'cli at the white, or grasp at the ro
Kml leiin of constancy, love and truth,
Flowers crown the bride in her glow.ug yoiitl
Stand'.l'g ill revi n m o, bowing Hie head.
With rosci and I lies p-.;the t!m di a '.
Tiny give only j y to pure thought: an
ilenlre",
It' lel'mig deligh'ful hwi I Iciviro bourn;
Hut rold, nor. lid M a t il n o I'.iimot revert;
Thu win loin of fio I in planting tl in era here
IT'S AN ILL WIND."
Ou a blowy, ra'lmr raw day early in
March, in the your 1S7 , ti young inuu
of a well bred bearing and t.lish
presence strides with quick steps along
tho narrow sea wall tltut jirotivtH the
inha'itanU of Ht. AtlfUstiuo from the
overflow of tho iK'ean through M to-tau-'ut
river. Tho breeze from I ho seu
in ho voiy stiff uud bri.b that it requires
souio deiiuutr, hulunci'ig and acrobatic
feuts and contortions fur him to ittuin
bis foothoM uimiii tho w.ill Sir. Medley
Dultun La hrop us bin visiting cuds
label him is piqued aud nnnojed, uud
he takes a malicious pleusuro iu butting
against tho wind, nud conquoring its
ugly gusts. After a valiant struggle,
ho reaches tho fort in ta'ety. Tho walk
Lull sent a rich tiuge of crimson to his
cheeks, and having changed tlio circula
tion, has scmowbat cooled his ire.
After rambling about the fort, and
listening, with au it.crtdnlous smile, to
this blood-curdling Sales of the cicerone,
iu regard to tho sktlt tone, instruments
of tortuic, iu,d ructy iron cnges found
iu a cm tain dungucn, Mr. Lathrop com
fuitably settles himself ou the rampart
inarotind nook, and sheltered from
the gale. Ho has a line view of thu
river, and tho distant white-crested
breakers. He is really une.tmmonly
comfoitable, and tho surroundings are
so blight and smiling and t ondtteivo to
pleasant thoughts, that after a slight
introspection he comes to tho conciu
t iou that ho is the one at fault, that ho
has been unreasonable and disagree
able, aud thinks that if thu men u'. bom.!
could know how ho has acted iu a cer
taiu affair, they would vote hituacad.
Tho fact is, Mr. Sedloy I) tit ton L ttbrop
is fomewbat in lovo, or rather, very
much iu love, and men when laboring
under such au induouce aro apt to be
ending and suspicious.
Mr. Lalhrop, about a fortnight ago,
travelled all the way from Philadelphia
to Bt. Angnstiuo for tho express pnrposo
of beinj near a very cLarmiug young
woman with whom hn is euamored ; b:t
lately tho powers that be havo been
. most provokingly against him. Miss
Kstey, upon his adfeut at St. Angns
t'no, was most gushingly delighted to
see him, and for five or six days he lived
in elysium ; but then a cbaugo came,
and it dawned upon Sedley Latnrop's
m'-'ntal vision that Ethel E4ey v. as a
sad coquetto. To be sure, there was
some excuse for it, as she was an un
commonly pretty and attractive young
woman, and wore her gowns and hats
with buch a bewitching grace that a
dozen or so men at tho hotel were as
enthralled as Sedley Lathrop. When
Mr. Lathrop arrived, and Miss E-tey
appeared so to approve his admiration
and devotion to the exclusion of all
otherr, there was gnashing of teeth, and
bitter anathemas pronounced upon his
devoted head by tho youug nien in
question.
But now (ho seems to tire of the
attention of only one man, so she throws
out her lines again, and the twelve
young men are soon wriggling on the
books ; then cornea Mr. Luthrop's turn
to gnash his teeth, but what is one
agaiust so many? He sulks and he
mopes, and complains, but all to no
purpose ; she still continues dancing
three times in succession every evening
with that miserable snob, Tom Wilton.
On all sailing and driving parties she
takes particular paius to snub him most
unmercifully, and his life, to Sedley
jjitnrop, grows to io a naraen ana a
misery ; he lores fa'tb in human nature
generally, and tho milk of human kind
ness within hitn is rapidly evaporating
On this particular windy Mar oh day
he has told Miss Estey, at the conclusion
of another gentle remonstrance, that he
sees now clearly that they are not suited
to each other, and be intends returning
to rhihtdelphia the following day. She
looks a little startled when she hears
his last words, and her under lip and
eyelids quiver, but sho replies that she
has long been of bis opinion, too, that
ho has done nothing but scold and an
noy her, that ho is bcrribly suspicions
and jonlons, aud it is probably just as
well that it should end now. So, as a
) relimiuury to the long journey homo,
ho takes the walk on the sea-wall.
As Hidley Lit hrop sits ru tho ram
part, iJly digging little, stones out of the
wiill, sn l tosBiL'g them into the yawning
mouth of a cannon m or him, he sudden
ly hca's alow laugh, and coming round
the projection behind which ho lounges
at full length is Lthel Es'ey with Mr.
WilUin. Mr. Lilbrop is on his feet in
au instant, and uncovering his heaj,
returns Miss Ettey's haughty recogni
tion with u low, grave l:v. They pass
without comment, and Sedley, picking
up his stick, starts toward his hotel
with, if possible, even more bitter feel
ings iu his heart than when ho left it,
all his good resolutions to apologize) for
bin quick temper, aud in the futuro to
overlook Ethel's eupritvs, being com
pletely knocked in the head by the late
encounter. As hi! again steps upon the
S 'a-wiill, ho fully realizes tho force of
the wind; it is now pounding i gainst his
back, und it rushes Lint along. He has
uot us much timo to bo angry as
ho wouli! like to have, for it
requires all his mental and physical
powers to wu'ch his steps and korp his
hat on his head, no is seriously think
ing of tukirg to tti i safer wid'h of the
i oul, aud leaving the narrow lede of
thft wall; tho thought causes hitn to look
at the former, and he falls ahrut ten
feet; fortuuatoly tho tido is rapidly fall
ing, and the muddy water is only about
two feet in depth. Sad ley Ltthropis on
his knees, with his hands buried to the
wrist iu the mud. There is a sharp
paiu a cross between a red-hot kuifo
slowly cutting aud an eloctrio shock
somewhero in his right sidn, but ho is too
dazed and bewildered to locate it.
Drawing his hands out of tho ooze, ho
attempts to stand; but his right foot will
not support him, and he sinks back with
a sharp exclamation and a vory white
face. His hat and stick are floating off
together jn pleasant companionship
What is he to do ? In front of him rises
ten foot of green, slimy, barnacle cover
ed wall; beliiud him lies the river, spark
ling in the sunlight; there is not a boat
in sight, and he is sitting in tho water,
chilled through aud through, and unable
to move.
"Will nobody come?" ho thinks with
despair. Ho knows the exact location
of the tremendous pain now; it is in bis
ankle, and is growing so intense that he
ftiols ill snd dizzy. "What if I should
faint ?" ho says, looking at tho water
about him, and measuring the depth
with his hand. "It is deep unough to
suffocate mo."
Just at this juncture there are stf p
on the wall, coming toward him, and
ho hears a sweet, musical voice, the
accents of which send a rush of crimson
to his face. He is mortified to think
that she will see hitnin this humiliating
predicament. He decides not to call;
he will wait for some ono elao to help
him; but it is growing toward dusk, and
he cannot endure the pain much longer.
Involuntarily be groaus. The footsteps
stop.
"I heard a groan, Mr. Wilton; what
can it mean? It seemed to be right
hero."
Then there is a horrified cry ni Miss
Estey discovers Mr. Lathrop sitting
close to the wall, submerged in the
water, all splashed with mud, looking
frightfully demoralized, and with an
agonized expression in bis eyes as he
meets hers.
"Why, Mr. Latheop Sodley what
has happened? Oh, are you hurt?" got
ting down upon her knees and leaning
over tho wall to look at bim.
lie smiles rather faintly at her, and
without a word falls over, and the water
quite oovers bis head.
Without an instant's hesitation Mr.
Wilton lowers himself over the wall and
then drops into the water. Resting nn
one knee, regardless of the wetting, be
holds Lathrop's head, and brushes the
water from bis face with his handker
chief. Foor Miss Estey is quite beside
herself with horror and terror, and
calls out,
"Oh, Mr. Wilton, what shall I do?
What shall I doi"
"Just stop the first person yon see,
please, and ask for a boat. I will stay
here."
In about half an hour a boat is rowed
as near to the wall as possible, and two
men wading to Sedley Lathrop carry
him to the boat. There is quite an ex-
cited crowd of spectators on the wall,
and a great many conjectures and opin
ions as to bow it happened aro volun
teered. n .
Toward the end of the month of April,
St Augustine begins to b ok deserted.
The great rush of the Northern travel
is over, and the few remaining tourists
are generally people who, for various
reasons, cannot get awnr. On tho road
that leads to tho fort, on a deliciously
perfect day of that month, stroll two of
the above mentioned tourists a young
woman and man; the latter leans rathor
heavily upon a stout walking-stick aud
has an almost decided limp. They
reach the fort; and seat themselves.
"Well, this is the tlrst timo I have
been horo since that day," from the
young mun, looking archly at his com
panion. "Oh, please do not spe.k of that,
Sedley; the memory of my horror when
I aw you in the water is too unutter
ably terrible;" and Ethel Etey shud
dered at the recollection.
"Well, I .do not kuow that it was
such a bad thing after all, E.hel," tak
ing her hand and looking deep into her
eyes. "I am tiuly grateful to that
wind; it blew me from tho wall, but it
also blew me back to yon! ' Waverly
Magaz'no.
f rogs ns a Luxury.
In all the city hotels frogs now arc
considered a staple urticlo of fojd.
Some servo them only during tho sum
mer season, but in th.' majority frogs
aro included in tLo bill of fate througu
every mouth in the year. Frogs, un
like oysters, are not only good iu the
months with an Ii, but in all the othcrt,
as well. In some seasons tho demand
for this dainty is so great that it even
excedds tho supply, and at times tho
hotels aro unable to obtain all their
trade demands. It may be a surprise
to many to know that ono hotel ulotio
requires noarly eighty dozen of frogs
daily to supply tho demand. It is
getting to Iu just tho thing to huvo a
few frogs for un after theatre lunch.
At the larger mat kcts iu tho city there
is also a glowing inquiry for them, aud
it is not aa uucomtnon thing for a
customer to include among his other
purchases for his homo supply a dozeu
or moro frogs. It is safe to say that if
people could bo induced to make a
single trial of a skilfully-preparoU diah
of well-fattened frogs' log-t, this de
mand, from simply not being uncom
mon, would soon become general. Tho
business of catching frogs begias in
May, and continues without interrup
tion throughout the summer. Tho
outfit of the professional frog-catcher is
a pair of long logged rubber boot j, a
scoop-net attached to a long pole, a
small gua acd a suitable bag for con
voying the booty home, frogs are
found in abundance, uud thu sportsman
iu this lino of business, if ho possess
even ordinary skill unlike those who
hunt for other game need never return
empty-handed. No frogs aro killed at
the time of capture if it can possibly be
avoided, as it is especially desired to
secure them alive, in order that they
may he properly fattened for the
markets. A first-class catcher, who
was fortunate in striking a good hunt
ing grout: d at a favorable season of the
year, has been known to bring back
over sixty dozen of frogs as the result
of bis day's labor ; but if au average ol
thirty doz.in is taken each day, it is
considered satisfactory. Iu preparing
them for the market tho heads aro cut
ofi, and the body is split down the
the under side and the skin carefdlly
removed. Then' they are carefully
washed several times to cleanse them
of all particles of spawn or other ex
traneous matter. The legs are gener
ally separated from the body, because
most places serve only the former to
their customers ; but others purchase
the frogs whole, and use the bodies and
forelegs in stews and fricassees. The
business Los already been injured by
inexperienced parties delivering frogs
which have been improperly dressed.
The living animals are placed in large
hojsheads filled with fresh water, iu
whioh they are allowod to stay for
several days, and during this time they
are regularly fed with cuoppad fresh
meat and fish, celery, cabbage and
other green vegetables. At intervals
of every two or three days all the
frogs .are taken from the water, and
allowed to exercise themselves within
prescribed limits, and to enjoy a
thorough sun bath. Aftor having lived
upon dry land for a while, they are
again placed in the tank. These opera
tions are continued for some time, or
until they are well fattened and in
condition to be killed and exposed for
sale. The handling of the frogs during
these operations reqnires moro than
ordinary care and experience. One
peculiarity about tho animals is the
fact that they do not breed when in the
water tanks in a sta'e of captivity.
Rhode Island's first case under the
Ffteenth Amendment is that of a negro
lawyer, who was refused admission to a
skating rink on account of his color,
and procured tho indictment of tho
man agent.
FASHION JiOrES.
Magnolia white is a charming tint for
the rich silks and satins of evening
dresses.
Luge foulard funs, used instead of
pain wis and matching tho costume, are
the latest Parisian novelty.
The prtecesse pelisse, a long over
garment of India pongee, is useful as a
traveling clouk. It is bordered with a
chicoreo ruche.
The sash paoier, terminating behind
with a long-looped bow, is more popular
than the festoonod drapery that curves
upward in front.
The striped cadet-blue ginghams,
with plaitings i bowing the darkest
stripe on top of each pleat, are pretty
for momia drosses in the country.
Ivory-whito surah dresses for summer
evening parties have t!io skirt covered
with flounces of Venetian embroidery,
imitating tho designs of old point
lllOJ.
Lace mitts reappear. Black mitts
for ladies aid ciirk red for children aro
most fashionable. The Marguerite
mitts of closely-woven silk uro most
serviceable.
A gray linen dros, with sweet reus
painted upon it, with tho same flowers
ou hut und parasol, was tho toilet
worn by u French marquiao at the
Giand Piix.
Tho Di-rby costumo is tho new
Euglish dress for Lid i us. It is made of
dark blue muslin, with a white pi pie
or linen vest, und u masculine blue
jacket ,'aitenod with a single button at
tho throat.
A new bow for tho garnituro of
drcpses has three colors of ribbon in it,
such as blue, red and bronze, wheu
dark shades uru used, while for lighter
bows pink tilleul green und sky-blu)
aro combined.
The new colored vniln of chonillo
dotted tulio add a gay touch to the
costume, but they reipiira tho llowers
or feather garni tur.i of tho small bonnet,
and are not Incoming to tho f ico iu
warm weather.
Liglit-coloro 1 gronntlino dresses aro
again in fashion for midsummer. Tur
quoise blue, Nilo green aud lavender
shades are chosen for young ladio?.
They ar.i trimtuod with silk laces and
worn with many natural llowers.
Au elegant dress for a brnnetto is
rondo of copper-rod tulle ovor faille of
tho samo shadu, with a border and
panels of darker rod roscj clustered
togother without foliage. Another,
also, for a brunette is of yellow satin,
with a lace overdress and cordons of
yellow roses; with foliage of dark brown
leaves.
Tho design for a pretty fan, for
which a prize was awarded to a young
JapanesD artist, shows four different
views, representing the 'foliage of the
different seasous. lie Id in ono way,
the fresh green loaves of spring are
seen ; another view of this side shows
tho rosy blush of summer blossoms.
On tho other side are drifting red
autumn leaves, while in another view
thore is seen alono bird on a bare bough
amid the falling snow.
Stiniiiiei' Ixeiirsions.
In getting up a picnio of your own,
young folks, you muBt havo a settled
pluu of actijn. You must know who
are to ooniposo tho party, whore yon
intend to go, aud what you can do to
amuse yourselves when you get thore.
Then, to3, you must havo what in
armies is called a commissary de
partment, which shall see about the
provisions. A picnio without a dinner
would he very dull. If tho spot you
choose is not within walking distance,
it ii well to know whether it can be
eaily reached by boat or cars, or by
stage or carriage. Yovl should tiud out
beforohand precisely how much it will
cost to convey tbo party to tho spot.
Then select u treasurer, who shall pay
all expenses, buy tickets, and tuke
charge of the funds. Tho treasurer
must keep an exact acconnt of every
thing he or sho may spend, putting it
down in wiitiug, that a report may bo
given at the proper timo. In providing
luncheon it is an excellout idea for each
one to bring some particular article,
so that there may bo enough of eveiy
thing. Hard-boiled eggs, pottod meats,
thin slices of ham or tongue, cold chicken
and plenty of good bread and sweet milk,
aro among the must haves. Ficnio appe
tites are famous, and you need plenty of
the"snbstantialfl." Jelly in little glasses,
fruit cako, and pie, generally please the
little poople. Do not forgot salt. Nor
the pepper. Bottles of milk wrapped
in cabbage leaves are not to be over
looked. The girls must remembor that
so far as possible all picnic preparations
should be made the day beforj. It is
not well to leave cooking for the morn
ing of the day you aro to go. Tho boys,
too, should havo their fishing tackle
in readiness over night. If swing
are to be put up, a man should be en
gaged to Fee about them, or at least the
oldest and most trustworthy boys of the
darty should sen that the ropes are
ffrm, and the treo branches stout
Nothing is more terrible in its conse
quences than a fall from a swing.
Muiihcrn Hospitality.
Turning iff Irom the coiduroy road,
I took u foot path, and was soon us near
the rbin us a high rail fence wonld al
low me to approach on hono'ack. Tho
most of my readers in the older sec
tions of the country will fupofo that I
had now c nly to dismount, hitch my
horse, climb the fence, rap at the door,
and so gain admittance to my resting
place for the night. Fur otherwise.
Only the most untravcled and inex
perienced Jn the Brush wonld under
take so rash an ixperiment. Sitting
upon my horse, I culled out in a lou I
voice, "Hello, there I" That call was
for tho same purpose that tho city
pastor mounts thu stone stops und rings
tho bell at tho door ot his purishoners.
It was rather moro effective. A large
pack of hounds and vuiious other kinds
of dogs responded with a barking
chorus ; a group of black pickaninnies
rushed from the kitchen, followed to
the door by their subio mothers, with
arms vkimbo und hands fresh from
mixing the potuo or corn dodger for tho
family supper; all with distended eyes
and mouth, staring at the stranger with
excited and pleuscd cuiiosity. At almost
thu same instant tho mistress of thu
incipient plantation reached tho door of
her cubin, stockingless aud (hot-less,
with a dress of woolsey woven in her
owu loom by her own hands, and cut
and uado by hor owu skill, with face
not loss pleased and excited thau tho
others, and her cordial grtetiiig of,
"How d'y, stranger how d'y, sir ?
'Light, sir I" (alight) " 'llht, sir !"
Remaining upou my horse, 1 replied,
"I am a stranger in llieso parts,
madam. I havo ridden about fifty
miles since morning, and am ex
ceedingly tired. Can I get to stay with
you to-night, madam ?"
4 Oh, yes," she replied, "if can
put up with oar rough fare. We never
turn anybody away."
I dismounted. The dogs, who would
otherwise havo resisted my approach to
the door by a combined attack, obeyed
their instruction not to harm me, and
granted mo a safo entrance as it recog nized
friend. Such was tho universal
training of the dogs, and 6uch the
uniform method of approaching and
gaining admittance to thu houses of tho
people iu tho Brush.
One-Legged.
Mr. A. F. Hill, who lost a leg at
Antietum, gives the following list of
qnestious which are asked him over aud
over again, until he says they ure stereo
typed on heart and braiu :
"Did you lose your limb in battle?"
"What battle?'
"Did a common ball take it off?"
"Did it knock it clear off?"
' Did you feel much pain ?"'
"Who amputated it?"
"Did it hurt?"
"Could you wear a wooden leg."
"How docs a person feel with his leg
off ?" etc.
All these questions nnd many others
ho fuels that, ho must, us a gentleman,
answer politely, even if they are asked
every day of his life. Aud yot this
soldier had some plea&ant experiences
which must have compensated him
somewhat for his aflliction.
"Iu New York, at tho door of my
hotel, I met," ho says, "a solitary
bootblack, who greeted rue with,
'Black 'em ?' "
" 'All right !' said I. as I placed my
foot on his box. He had soon polished
the boot sufficiently, but was still
brushing away, when I said,
" 'There, that will do. "What do
yon chorgo ?'
"The dirly, ragged little fellow
looked up earnestly in my face, aud
said,
" 'Oh, I won't chargo yon anything.
You've only got one I
"I compel. ed him to accept ten cents',
of course, assuring him that I hud
bushels of em.'
"But tho intention was no less kind,
and thu gentle sympathy, boyishly ex
pressed as it was, touched mo deeply."
A fashionable .tiiitiseiiieiit.
In Washington, soap bubble patties
are among the fancies of the day. Like
common parties and Germans they
afford an opportunity for tho distribu
tion of gifts, which, unless conducted
with great delicacy and good taste,
quickly degenerate into vulgar ostenta
tion of wealth. At a recent event of
this peculiar kind the climax of the
evening was reached before eleven
o'clock, when a large china punch bowl
filled with soap-cuds was placed npon
the centre-table of tho rear parlors, the
carpets having been pindtntly screened
with Knen, ostensibly for greater con
venience in dancing. "Long nine''
eighteen clay pipes were produced, and
all tried to see who could blow the
biggest bubble. Three trials were
granted each person, but all whoso
bubbles burst were compelled to desist.
There were five judges to estimate the
size of tho bubbles and to award the
prizes, which were old kuickerboeker
pipes, plaques, and other dainty souve
nirs, to the sttccossfnl blowers. The
fun was imraens", for many grown folk
are children at heart.
itkioi s toi insHir.
I. on- l ii kliiu unit llnrilnce Amona l lie .llln
lnll'll 'lloctllii.
The two thousand Cjoefows (-till liv
ing in their ancestral homes in Missis
sippi retain in their pristine vigor muay
of tho tangos of their ancestors.
Among theso are tho methods employod
in conducting a courtship and thu nior
riuge ceremony. W hen a young Choc
taw, t f Kemper or Neshoba Ciunty,
sei'S a mnidon who pit uses his fancy, he
watches his opportune' y until he finds
her alone. Ho then ; pprouches within
a few yards of her mid gently casts a
pelblo toward her, s;o that it may full at
tier feet, lie may havo to do this three
or four times btloio ho attracts the
n:aideh's attention. If this pebldc
throwing is ngruetd.-Ie, sin- soon miiks
it manifest; if not, a scornful look und a
decidtd "ekwali'' indicate that his suit
is iu vin.
When u marriage is ugreed upon the
lovers appoint a limu and place for the
ceremony. Ou thu nurviiigt; tluy the
friends und relatives of the prospective
couple nit et ut their repec;ivo houses
or villages and thence mutch toward
each other. When they arrive neur the
marriiigo ground generally intermedi
ate sjaco between the two vithiges
they hull withiti about u hundred u:ds
of each other, Tho brothers of the
woman then go acrtv-s to tha opposi'e
party hud bring forward the tuuu und
set him (town on a blanket spread upou
thu marriage fjn utid. The man's sistt r
then do likewise by going over und
bringing forward the woman, titid seat
ing her by tho side of tho wan. S 'ine
111116', to furnish a little merriment for
the oecjMon, tho womuu is expected to
break loose and run. Of course she is
ptir.Mitd, captured, nnd brtught back.
All patties assemble around tho ex
pectant cuple. A bag of bread is
brought forward by the woman's rela
ttves and deposited near her. Iu lite
manner the muit's iclutives bring for
ward a b:tg of meat and deposit it near
him. The mini's fiicnds and relatives
now begin to throw presents npon the
head and shoulders of tho woman.
These presents are of any kind that the
doners chocse to give, us articles of
clothing, money, triuket.s, ribbons, &;
As soou us thrown they uro quickly
snitched oil by the woman's relutivt s
and distributed among themselves.
During all ehis timo thu couple sit very
quietly and demurely, not a word
spoken ly either. When all the pres
ents havo been thrown and d stiibuled
the couple, now mun and wife, nrise,
tho provisions from tho bags aro spread,
and just us in civilized life, the cere
mony is rounded eiff with a festival.
Tho festival over tho company disp. rse,
sliI tho gallant gtoem conducts his
bride to his home, where they enter
upon tho toils and responsibilities of
the future.
National lYculiiiritirs.
An Englishman who recently visited
this country has considerable to say
concerning our customs and methods of
doing business. Ho says; Busine-s is
pursued differently than amongst ns,
though international commingIiij,;s aud
competitions are hourly bringing com
merce und triido to similar methods.
Yet our drapers' assistants, for example,
would find themselves out of their e le
iLont in the dry-goods stores of
America Here, our shopmen spend
much timo in piucgyries upon the
fabrics they rer.il; and he who is most
mellifluous in ptaise of his mastet's
geeds get promotion. In the United
States this snecious volubility would
cause, the shopman's speedy dismisssl.
Customers judge for themselves, nnd
any attempt to gild tho pill excitos con
temptuous suspicion of tho vendor. The
average American, however poor, is
compelled to be a gentleman. Work
men in England uro not always caieful
of personal appearance, though our
young men are becoming so. But in
America, uf or btninesi hours it is im
possible to distinguish a man by any
eit 'itml marks of his occupation. Ar
tisans are dressed iitutjy, sfylishlv.
sph-ndidly, according to individual
ideas olid income. I have lived in hotels
tiud boarding-houses with working tnen
whose clothes, deportment, and conver
sation, gave uot the least clow of their
employments. Good manners are not
only expected from all, but are insisted
upon. Except in mining regions, where
a conglomeration of international row
dies set up a local code of behavior, all
Americans are urbane. Even in these
lawless spots wt men are treated with
courtesy. Refinement of manners is
nowhere more conspicuous than in tho
treatment of children. Anglo-American
boys and girls havo indulgences,
pleasures, and intimacies with their
elders qnito unknown to their cousins
in tho East. I was struck with tho ex
traordinary good conduct of children in
s.'hool. There is a e-ode of high be
havior ruling teachers and scholars that
compares favorably with that of Eng
laud. It was curious to remark, as I
had occasion to do, how soon an immi
grant's turbulent, irascible, unruly,
opinionated boys were subdued to the
prevailing behavior.
A Bit or Scaiuliil.
Ah, yes, it sounded well.
Your just indignation to tell
They thought ho wns bo good, you sen,
AV hat seaudul could more pleasing bo ?
Anil so lliey passed the ti 1 about
With many a wire no t ami flout,
Told hat ho herd und what she saw,
And said 'twonld suioly go to law.
And now 'twas u nod, U"t the siuilo
Tlint onco In Iped to cheer and beguile
From the sorrows we all luiiHt bear,
While in this life we bold a sliuic.
Ami Hume st irei', passing coldly on
Whili.ui friends used to sniilo and fu'.'ii,
While beta few with trusting graeo
Hel l the usual friendly fac .
A very tr.illn;; tlniof, my friend :
Hut then these littl" thiegs olVi lid,
Crush the j v uf many a heart,
Komi'titou most bitter grief impart.
There's nut a soul however black
That d"f all truth nu I g-odioH lack -Then
thoNr lei brought this olio to woe,
Mi'ht yet servo joii the same, you know.
Ktipiioro uhi tried hi tiud Mine- g"o I,
A most sni-i !y 1 th;uk y ui could,
And
I I it tor oii.-e in a "ov,
I
.ninu- ' ill l! at v.ei"ii ' I'n v say",
it oii'y I. nth wealth the pi.w- r
c:.e i thee in griefs din i. hour,
r e'i ii a smile will b lp iiphu'd
e soul that il.i ih'.llg felll-i I'll'ol l.
YAKIKIIKS.
A Ht. Louis boy drank mil!; without
'liking tho chew t f tobacco out of his
mouth. The milk washed tho tobacco
down his throat, and ho died t.f uieoliuo
poison i n
Muuy years ago four doct tra of Erie,
Fennsylvaiii i, agreed that Captain John
H. Walsh could Lot hvo twenty-four
hours. Hince then ho has attended tho
f'.inetuls of throe of tho medicos.
Tho destruction of the Co'ifodoruto
statnu ut Columbia, Sou'h Carolina,
moves tho Augusta, Georgia, Chronicla
to urge, that a lighteuiug-rod be put on
tho Confederate monument in that
city.
An impetuous man at Winona, Mis.,
failing to coax a girl to elope with und
marry him, lassoed her m sho was
going to church, nud was dragging her
towards a justico's oflljti when succor
came.
It is said that Frince Charles of Ger
many, brother of tho Emperor, con
sumes daily from eighteen to twenty
fnur strong Havana cigars. Ho smokes
throo at a timo, in a tiitilc barreled
holder, made according tu his own
design.
It is proposod til revive tho pilloty iiu
England for the punishment of men
who unlawfully boat or wound women.
Above the head of tho occupant of tho
pillory is to be placed his name and tho
epithet woman boater or wife beater, as
the case may In.
Ono of the events f-f tho Evangelist
Barne s campaign in Kotnu-'ky was the
conversion cf thirtv-t hreu convicts in
tho penitentiary. On Sunday last those
men were placed iu wagons, und sur
rounded with guards armed with riflep,
taken to tho river nnd baptized.
Mus Frances Lyons, who won the
gold watch which was the first prizofor
proflcioucy in I-'ronch at the Normal
Hchool commencement in New York on
Thursday, reported its Joss to the polico
the samo night. Sho is unable to say
when or where it was stolen from her.
A factory for the manufacture of
curled hair for cushions out of Florida
moss has been built ut Pullman, Illinois.
Sixty bauds are employed ut tho faettvry,
and agouts are in the South collecting
tho moss, which is shipptel in bales.
Tho manufacturers claim that tho urticlo
prod need is as good for furniture as the
mot costly hair.
Louis Coon, conductor ou a Liuiaville
street railroad, wished to whip two
Gruidohs, fathe r and soil, 1i-j kept a
bakery em his route, but could not get
away from his work long enough to do
it. He accordingly armed himself with a
revolver, jumped t il' bis e r :is it was
russing tho store, ha-ttily shot each
Orunlub iu the leg, and then calmly re
sumed his duties. Thu police, however,
went for him.
On leaving hor honi' in Licking
county, Oliio, lust fall, Aura M. Stott
loft her skirts behind, and went to Cin
cinnati in male clothes. Although only
eighteen, and not course in form tir
features, she readily passed for a boy.
Perhaps the deception was made easy
by her cureless manner of smoking,
drinking, and swearing. Sho was suc
cessively a porter, clerk in a notion
store, and conductor of a horee car,
bofore being found out.
Peter Griffin, a colored man, living
rear Americus, Gtorgia, presents an
example of industry worthy the emula
tion of his race. He owns a farm of
over throe hundred acres, all of which
is under cultivation. He has ono hun
dred acres in corn this yeir, and will
make fifty bales of cotton this year. He
has twenty acres in oats, and raises on
his place everything that ho needs.
There are six plows run under bis
direction, and ho has a home that is
fitteel up with every convenience and
comfort. Ho has line credit, but does
not need it, ns he has more cash than he
needs. His extent of his participation
in politics is to vote for the best man
presented for office, without regard to
color.
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