page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
Click "Submit" to request a review of this page.
0 / 75
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOR AMI l'liorniETUlt.
Olio Wliuiru, Olio llistnlnn, - II. 0
One square, two Insertions,- l..V
Dne square, one month,
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
Olio r y, ono j p.Tr, -Oiift
copy ,sl Mi' h A
One copy, thiuu muuil....
-i VOL. IV.
PITTSBORO CHATHAM CO., N. C., SEPTEMBICU 7, 1882.
Fur lartfcr ailvisrllsomeriu lllwral contract will
llie Spider aud the Fly.
Bo rotuuil and beam in k, apparently kind.
Typo of generous living aud Binallucm) of
In each corner and crevieo uf alloy or street,
Thin floui itliing spider we everywhere meet
Entrenched aud alluring, 'lore glilteiinjj
Of clivora iudiiccnirnia in lavish displays,
Brilliant by day and gorgeous liy night,
Eiisuaiiiig each trustful aud unlucky wiglt
Sporting unfairly with cobwebltd brain,
Degradation and ruin add to ! Kain ;
And helpless liin victim Hipiirnia in the toils,
VVliilo llio hugo spider his lift -blood despoils,
Tho iiicartioua fly, oueo scorched mid be
smirched, In tlio torchlight -on ruin's ronli piuuach
Blips down in a rapid and fearful descent.
No help to the n-neue no use "good intent."
To a brightuesa of eyo and fuultU'HS Attin
Soon succeeds a mad third, an eager desire
That glares through the night in demoniac
And the once pioiid mien now in a shani'ding
By vapid discourse and fl ittering thank;-,
The spider hourly uddH to tlio rank
(if 1 1 io lout and forsaken, the iihcIchh and vile,
Lomng bin aunt to Ids greed aud his "pih'."
For money hia couscirnco in silenced, liin fame
No account - for cau ho uot purchase a uaiiii ?
But woo to liin Into re, to that man of greed
When hia victims bear witness to each evil
UNCLE DAN'S ADVICE.
Edward Stono stood iuiat ion tl v upon
Via top step of Undo Dau's stalely res
id. nee. There was not tLo faiutcst sign
of life anywhere aronud tho whole,
front of tho house was closed aud dark
ened; and having rung fovei.il times
without eliciting any response, ho wan
about to conclude that there was no one
withiu hearing, when a head wan thrust
cut of one of tho upper window.
"Young man, go round to tho tide
C'oiiBidornbly startled ly this unex
pected address, tho young man oboyid.
Upon the porch, brushiLg away the
leaves that covered it, was a youug girl
of fifteen. She looked very pretty as
she stood there, tho bright ittituuinid
snushino falling on tlio round white
arms and uncovered head. Setting
down her broom, bhe Ubhered him into
medium-sized, plainly-inrnished room,
which gave no indication of tho reputed
wealth of its owner.
The young man took a seat, brushed
few flecks of dust from tho lappel of
his coat, lan his fingers through hia
carefully arranged Iockn, and said
"Tell yonr master that bin nephew,
Edward Stone, is here.''
A faint smile touched the rosy lips,
and with a demure "yes, sir," the girl
A few minulos later, an elderly gen
tleman entered, with intelligent, strong-
ly-marked features, and a shrewd look
in the eyes, which seemed to take the
mental measure of his visitor at a
"Well, nir, aud what is your business
"I am your nephew, Edward .Stone,''
"So my daughter told me. What do
"I want yonr assistance."
"Yes, but what do you want me to do
"I was thinking of going iuto busi
ness, and thought I would come and
talk it over with you, and ask you to
give me a lift."
"What better capital do you want
than you already have? A strong, able
bodied young man wanting a lift) You
ought to be ashamed of yourself! What
have you been doing?"
Edward's face flushed with anger at
this unceremonious language; but foul
ing that he could not afford to quarrel
with his wealthy relative, he gave no
other indication of it.
"I've been in a store sinco I left
school, two years ago."
"Saved nothing from your salary, 1
"No, it's only five hundred not more
than enough for my expenses."
"Humph! You are ablo to dress
yourself out of it, I perceive. I Lave
known men to rear and educate a large
family on five hundred dollars a year;
and if you have been unable to save
anything, you certainly are not fit to go
into business on your own account.
When I was of your age. my income was
loss than three hundred dollars, and I
aaved half of it. What is the busino s
you wish engage in?"
"Stationery and books. Six hundred
dollars will buy it, as the owner is
obliged to sell; a rare chance. I don't
ask you to give me the amount, only to
lend it; I will give you my note with
"Young man, I have several such pa
pers already. You can have all of them
for flvo dollars; and I warn you that it
will prove a poor investment at that.
I can give you come advice, though,
whioh if you'd follow, will be worth to
you a good many times over the amount
yon ask. But you won't do it"
"How do yon knew that?" said Edward
with a smile, who began to feel more at
home with hia eccentric relative. "I'd
like to hear it, anyway."
Well, here it is. Go back to your
placo in the store, and save throo dollars
a week from your salary, which you can
easily do; learning, in tho meantime, all
you possibly can in regard to tho busi
ness yon intend to pursue. At the end
of fonr years yon will have the capitul
you 6eek, together with sufficient ex
perience and judgment to know how to
use it. And, better still, it will be yours,
earned by your own industry and self
denial, and worth more to you than ten
times that amouut got in any other way.
Then come, and seo mo again. You'd
rather have my money than my odvico,
1 dare ray," added Mr. Stone, as Edward
rose to go; "but we'll bo bettor friends
four years lienco than if I let you have
it. Sit down, nephew; the train yon
will hnvo to tuko won't leave until six
in the evening. Yon must itay to ton;
I want you to seo what a complete little
housekeeper I have, and mako you ac
quainted with her. Polly 1'' he called
out, opening the door iuto the hall.
In prompt obedience to this summons
a rosy-cheeked, bright eyed girl tripped
in. Tito neat pink dress had been ex
changed for u pretty merino, but our
hero did not fail to recognizo her, and
bis fuco flushed painfully as he did so.
Tolly," continued her father, "thin
is your Cousin Edwatd. Ho loaves on
the six o'clock train; and I want you to
mako his short stay with in as ploasant
as possible. Tolly is my littlo house
keeper," ho added, turning to his
uepliow; "I hire a woman for tho rough
win k, and she does ull the rest. When
Mho's eighteen she shall have all the
servants she wants, but sho must serve
her apprenticeship first. It may stand
her in good stead; (the may take it into
her head to niirry n poor man, as her
mother did before ber. Eli I my girl?"
Maiy's only reply to thin was a smile
and blush. Our hero was considerably
embarrassed by tho recollection of tho
mistake) ho hud made; but the quietly
cordial greeting of his youug hostess
ho on put him compaiativcly at his case.
At her father's request who was very
proud of his daughter's varied accom
plishments -Mary sung and played for
her cousin; and his visit ended iu singu
lar contrast to the way it commenced.
Edward refused tho live-dollar note
tendered to bim by his uncle at parting
for his travelling expenses. Tho old
man smiled us he returned the note to
"lie's a sensible young chap, after ull,"
ho remarked to his daughter, as the
door closed after bis guest. "It's in
him if it only can be brought out. We
shall see, we shall see."
"A good deal for father to say," was
Mary's inward comment, who thought
her cousin the most agreeable young
man she had ever met.
Threo yearn late", Mr. Stone and his
daughter passed in front of a small, but
ueut and pleasant looking shop, on the
plato-glass door of which were inscribed
the words, "Edward Stone, Stationer
It being too early iu tho day for
customers, they foaud tho proprietor
quite alone ; his face flushed with pride
and pleasure as he rose aud greated
' I got your card, nephew," 6aid the
old man, with a henrty grasp of the
hand, "and called around to see how
you were getting on. I thought it was
ubout time I gave you the little lift you
asked of me three years ago. You don't
look much as if yon needed it, though.'
"Not at present, thank yon, uncle,"
was the cheerful response. "Curiously
enough, it is tho same business that I
wanted to buy then. The man who took
it had to borrow the money wherewith
to purchase it, getting so much involved
that he had to sell at a sacrifice."
"Just what you wanted to do."
Edward smiled good-naturodly at the
point made by his uncle.
"It isn't what I have done, though,
I have saved four dollars a week from
my salary for threo years, and so was
not only able to pay tho money down,
but had fifty dollars beside."
"Bravo, my boy I" cried the delighted
old nan, with another grasp of the hand
that made our hero wince. "I'm proud
of you I You're bonnd to succeed, I
see, and without anybody's help. I told
your cousin Folly that when she was
eighteen I'd buy her a houso in the
city ; that she should furnish it to suit
herself and have all the servants she
wanted, and I've kept my word. Come
round and see us whenever you can.
You will always find the latch-string
Edward did not fail to accept the
invitation thus frankly extended a
very pleasant intimacy growing up be
tween the three during the twelve
months that followed. Our hero's busi
ness grew and prospered until he began
to think of removing to a larger placo.
His uncle had given him several liberal
orders as well as sent him a number of
customers, but said notning more about
assisting him in any other way until
Christmas Eve. Entering the cozy room
where Edward and his daughter were
sitting, he said,
"I mustn't delay any longer the lift I
promised you, nephew."
Edward glanced from the five thous
and dollar check to the lovely fuco at
bin side, and then to tLat of tho
"You are very kind, uncle far kiudar
than I deserve, but -"
' Speak out, lad I Would you prefer
it in some othor form?'
Edward's lingers closed over the baud
he had taken in his.
"Yes, uncle in this."
The old gentleman looked keenly
from ouo to tho other.
"You are asking a good deal of me,
nephew. Tolly, have you beeu en"
couraging this young man in his pre
"I'm afraid I have, father," was
Tolly's smiling response.
"Then go, my daughter ; I give you
into worthy keeping ; and if you make
your husband's heart as happy as your
mothor made mine during the few short
voirs that she tarried by my side, ho
will bo blest indeed."
Nunc Odd Scraps.
Cnstor oil will soften leather. To rid
closets of nuts uso groon peppenucnt
Any treo or plant whipped by green
older branches will not bo attacked by
Thoroughly wetting tho hair once or
twice a week with a weak solution of
salt water will prevent it fulling out.
A pint of mustard seed put iu a barrel
of cider will preserve it sweet for several
To whiten ivory boil in lime water.
Tepid water is produced by combin
ing two-thirds cold aud one third boil
ing. A mixturo of oil and ink is gnol to
clean kid boots with; tho firot softens
aud the later blackens them.
Carelessness in changing tiio under
clothing at night accounts for the coarse
complexion of many girls.
No person in health should drink
nioro than from two or three pints of
any liquid daily.
A solution of cyanido of potassium is
the best poison to kill insects of uuy
Taint should bo varnished, because it
is then more easily cleaned.
Sprigs of wiutergrcen or ground ivj
will drive away red auts; brunches of
wormwood will servo the same purpose
for black ants.
'Io make macaroni tender, put it iu
cold water and bring it to a boil. It will
then be much more tender than if put
into hot water or stewed iu milk.
A bit of gluo dissolved in skim milk
and water will restore old crtpe.
To cleau zinc rub ou fresh laid with
a cloth and wipe dry.
Fresh fish should bo fried in tho
grcaso obtained by frying sweet salt
Dry friction daily with a towel stimu
lates the skin and circulation.
The powder of a ripo puff bull will
stop the bleeding of an amputated
Cutlets and steaks should bo fried as
well as boiled, but they must be put in
hot butter or lard. The grease is hot
enough when it throws off a bluish
After a stove has onco been thorough
ly blackened, it can be kept lookiug
well for a long time by rubbing it with
a newspaper every morning.
A fresh tomato leaf is a sovereign euro
for a bee sting.
nay water is good for washing mater
ials of ecru tint.
Alkali washes are a valuable remedy
for ivy poisoning.
ltats,-mioe and insects will avoid a
a place that has been sprinkled with
chloride of lime.
Take mild aperients for any descrip
tion of pimply irritations.
To remove grease from wall paper,
lay several folds of blotting paper on the
spot aud hold a hot iron near it until
the grease is absorbed.
Equal parts of very clean, sharp sand,
plaster of paris and litherage make a
good aquarian cement. Mix well and
make into a stiff putty with boiled lin
Old boot tops, cut into pieces the
right size and lined, make good iron
holders. The leather keeps all heat
away from the hand,
Corsets with the whalebones removed
make good cleaning cloths.
Onions and potatoes should be put
into warm water an hour before cook
ing. Rat holes may be stopped effectually
by filling with broken glass and plaster
l.ovc a Disease.
When young Mr. Dusenbnry Jones
call at the residence of Miss Constance
Courlland Van Rensselaer he was in
formed by the Irish domestic, who
responded to the ring of tba door-liell,
that her young mistress was sick. Mr.
Jones' face grew visibly paler and his
voioe betrayed some agitation as he
asked: "Mar I inquire the nature of
her illness?" Bridget answered, with a
perfectly straight countenance : "They
call it love, sur. I believe it's some sort
of shkin disease."
Hill THE FA I K SEX.
bivoet peas are lavonil summer
Quantities of ribbons tire ued in
Terra cotta in all its shades is the
Tretty capotes are made of natural
mo:-s and roses.
Black lace aud colored silk ruches are
worn in the necks of dresses.
The curate collar of while linen is
secured with a yellow gold stud.
A bodice and Bourf t f silver-gray silk
is painted with Touipadour flowers.
Talo nun's gray is iu vogue, but is
becoming to but few unless combined
with a brighter lino.
Fruit-basket hats are garnished with
apple?, cherries, grapes, pears, currants
and clusters of berries.
Heavy silk embroidery done ou the
dress material is to bo tho height of
fashion in the coming season.
Saxon embroideries and Spanish laces
uro much used to decorate dresses of
Tho Alsacinn bow is ngniu used iu
silk, satin, velvet and luce for decora
tive features eu hats aud bonnets.
With skirts of Touipadour sateen and
painted linen tho bodices worn are of
moire, Bath1, broeado and velvet.
The flounces on bluo linen dresi-cs ure
worked iu red, and the fan, parasol and
hat are embroidered to match.
Fashionable kid gloves are heavy in
quality, long and with mosquetaire
wrists, with course stitching ou tho
The latest notion is to weur a small
fancy bordered h uidkerchief pooping
out of u small pocket ou tho rigiit or
Ornaments iu rut steel, such
buckles, large buttons and fancy
brooches will bo used ou fall suits of
light tinted ladies' cloth.
Hniidlierchief.s with very minuto col
ored borders, and the name embroidered
in a color to match thut of the border,
are veiy popular.
Lirgo kerchiefs of sheer white mull
plainly hemmed, 6titched or embroid
cred, are very fashionable at all times
and with all costumes.
The newest yachting dresses have
cashmere for tho bapquo and drapery,
with Turkey red calico or dark blue
perculo for the plaited lower skirt.
New woolens for fall wetr have raised
polka dots of silk brocaded all over
their surface, either in the same shade
or iu a contrasting color.
ncuvy corded silk materials aud stuffs
iu silks and in worsted, figured with
velvet, are among the coming novelties
in tho woy of dress goods.
Jaunty short jackets of light cloth
nre simply trimmed with machine
stitching, and lare buttons, mottled in
hue uud round and flat in shape.
It is proposed that ladies shall adopt
tho Turkish style of wearing their veils
next winter that is, over tho mouth,
chin und nose, inbtead of the eyes.
Hats and parasols en unite era made
of gathered while muslin aud lined
with blue, pink, lilac or red silk, and
garnished with wreaths or clusters of
White dresses hare occasionally the
entire skirt covered with narrow flounces
of Oriental lace. Tho basque is then
trimmed with laco ru files and cascades.
The "Heine des I'ris" is of whitish
gray linen, ornamented with wild flow
ers, a mixturo of light grapes, oats,
marguerites, cornflowers, poppies aud
Ilowio Keep t'ul Howrrx Frri-h.
Almost tho first thought that follows
admiration for a freshly picked boqnet
is how it can be preserved the greatest
length of time. Many experiments have
been undertaken to prevent flowers
from fading such as placing salt iu the
water, or nipping thorn off and apply
ing sealing wax. We have tried all
methods, and havo come to the con
clusion that changing the water in
whioh the stems are plunged, frequently,
and sprinkling the flowers hourly will
keep them fresh and fair longer .than
will other treatment. The water used
should bo tepid. The cooler the tem
perature of the apartment tho better.
Never leavo dowers under a gas-jet or
they will immediate blight. The last
thing at night change the water on the
stems and spi inkle the flowers
thoroughly. Tie over the vases or
basket tissue-paper which has been
soaked in water. Over this tuck news
paer. In the morning the flowers will
be found as fair as the night previous.
Roses fade quicker than most any
flowers. Heliotrope will wilt and
blacken with tho tonderest care. It
should be nipped from a boqnet as soon
as it loses freshness. Lilies, tulips,
Narcissus, Euphorbias, hyacinths, and
all flowers with succulent stems can be
preserved several days.
Vicissitudes in Hulncss.
The cases of descent in life can gen
orally be ,' traced to Home obvious
cause. Young Harry Jones goes into
bubiutbs under the most flattering au
spices. For a year or two h3 flourishes
gayly; then he disappears from his ac
customed desk or counter, und his busi
ness lans into otner nuuils. J lie wi-e
old fogies, who hive a reason for every
thing, whisper "fast horses neglect of
business." And in all probability they
are right; on this rock poor Harry has
fonudered hopelessly, aud must begin
at tho foot of the ladder again. Then
is a thriviug-looking little shop, usir.llv
filled with customer1, und doiuj? u brisk
business. To tho ordiuury eye, the
owner u vigorous mau iu middle life-
is growing rich. Suddenly !. o collapses,
aud is sold up. "What is tho matter?
What has ho done with the money? H
is now as poor no doubt of it as
church mouso." Such is tl.e talk, und
no one can i-xpluiu it, no one except,
perhaps, a clergvma:), uml he holds bis
tongue. It has come tuhi.s knowledge
in the straugest way thai there was a
leak in tho vessel, in the sli.ijm of a
crufty, unprincipled, greedy woman
loungmeuiu business; bear in mind
that w'jen you enlauglo yourselves
"undor the rose" with the unprincipled
male or female you tisk everything,
and yon may feel the thoiu sooner ti an
you expect. Vice pays a heavier tux
than virtue, even here, lint it is uot
tho stronger sex alone that is eutaugled
and dragged down. . surprisingly
largo number of hard-working women,
iu middle lifo and uuniuiried, who by
toil or inheritance nm in posossiou of
small fortnncs, become the victims ot
crafty uud greedy leeches, und have
their bio d drained out. A little flat
tery to u woman, never very beautiful,
but a woman for all thut tho subtle
sense given her of having gained power
over tho uffectious tlio gladness, per
hap, of u heart thut h is been longing
to tiud some ouo to love, and by whom
to be loved rngiio promises of mar
riagegeneral talk about oneness of in
terest conlider.ee completely won
then an unexpected opening only need
ing read money or an unk..ked for
Call that can only bo met by postponing
tho happy union and the request for
the suvings in the bauk. The poor dupe
hesitates, is afraid, wishes she had ud
vico, but is ashamed to own to a love
affair has misgivings which a littlo
more soft persuasion ovtreorues uud
sho gives hvr haul-earned money to u
scoundrel perhaps with wife and chil
dren and who could not redeem his
promises ev'eu if ho would.
Woman unii Woman.
Mormon women exercise great power
on each other, if thoy chance to be
relatives or friends. Somo singular
stories uro told in illustration of this.
A man having married a second wife to
please himself, married a third to pie ise
his first. A couple ubout to be man led
made an agreement between themselves
that tho husband's second wife should
be one of tho relatives of the iiikt wife.
The lady who was selected refused, and
the husband remained true to his
promise for ten ytars. At tho end of
this time his first wife voluntarily chose
another mate for him. The belle of the
settlement, a gentile, refused moiiaga
mist offers of marriage, and marriid a
Mormon who had two wives already.
A girl, distracted between her lovo for
her suitor and her lovo for her mother,
compromised in her affections by stipu
lating that ho should marry both her
mother and herself, which ho did. A
girl, a gentile, bittprly opposed at first
to polygamy, married a polygamic at
the solicitation of his first wife, her
great friend. Two girls were good
friends, and ono of them, getting en
gaged to a man by no meaus of pre
possessing appearance, persuaded her
friend to get engaged to him, too, aud
he married them both ou the same di'.y.
Judging by theso incidents, jealousy
doos not thrive in Mormon laud.
An Alarming Revival.
The terrible intelligence reaches us
that the enormous hoop-skirt has re
appeared in London and Paris. As it
has appeared there, it must of course
soon appear hero. There is no calamity
so great, however, that it has not some
compensation. It will be the first
severe t low at modern cstheticisni as
applied to house furnishing. The
modern houso is at present a museum
of blue china plates, tea-pots, jus,
vases, placqnes aud crockery iu ull
states of age and dilapidation, beside
numerous other flimsy and brittle ol jeets
of bric-a-brac, ormolu, buhl, bijouterie
and vert i, which are not nrraug.'il in
any ordor or system, but are pile 1 tip
and thrown round helter-skelter, aud in
all sorts of confusion. To navigate
safely among them, even with the
present limp avd clinging styles of
Irapery, requi1 v, great skill and cir
cumspection; but when women envelop
themselves in criuolino, and go sailing
about like balloons, the esthetic stuff
must be removed or broken. Which will
conquer hoops or blue china ?
Tin; Liin.i; immax.
reiiiiuil mrrt itiitti.iv f'lii.riH'if.i-lMtlcN ol
f.l'lll-l-lll 4. K. Wh I'l-eii.
Of General Warren's conduct as a
corps leader, of his consummate ability,
of his unwavering pluck, of his high
military geuius, too praiseworthy words
cannot be written. There was scarcely
a buttle that he did not have a horse
shot under him. There was not a duy
or a night that he did not put his lire in
jeopardy very frequently and needless
ly, as many considered, lmt, according
to his own view, doing only whut he
considered his duty, lie know the force
oftx itnplo und uiade it patent on all
occasions. No desire of glory induced
this conduct on his part, no striving
alter bubble reputation, but a thorough
ly conseiencions conviction of duty. A
burn soldier, he could not act otherwise.
IIo knows no p rsouul fear, und, while
Lever shrinking through thonght of
danger, was a constuu', hard worker.
Before the column moved ho was on the
move, and ho was the l ist to go to rest.
His keen, high sense of the obligations
and responsibilities devolving upon him
incited this hard-woiking spirit in him.
No skirmish l;ne could be formed but
he must superviso its formation ; he lo
cated the batteries in position, ho
arranged the lino of battle He looked
to the const ruction of budges and fro
queiitly sighted the cuiiuon, Iu time of
a; lion he redo continuously up aud
down the lines. He was ulways to be
seen where tho danger was most immi
nent, where the lighting was the h-irdcst,
win re bullets uud shells were the
He soon was familiarly known by the
soubriquet of tho L;t,l,lo Corpor.il.
Writing thus lunch of (central Warren's
lighting qualities indicates tho true
genuine soldier ho was All loved him
for these stirrinjr, hlierly traits ; all
felt assurance of victory with him as
trieir leader. He was known by anothi r
title the Little iuiliun. No s ddier in
fie corps w-U ever forget that l;the
figure hia height was tivo feet six
inches aud weight about one hundred
and tbirty pounds that tawny com
plexion suggestive of ub'irigi..al descent,
tho'-e dark eves, sparkling w ith such
glowing fierceness in timo of excite
ment, and that curved nose, giving
imprest of liercj, iu do mi table will.
He was the sume resolute, fearless man
und the same bold, ablo leader through
all the subsequent marches and battles
in which the corps participated until he
was relieved from com maud of the
corps This takes tho army through
the Weldon Road light und the first
"Hatche's Ruu," through the long
winter siege in front of Teterr-linrp,
through tho second "Hatche's Run"
battle, tho fight at Gravelly Run, the
White Oak struggle und that brilliant
closing contest of tho war, tho battle of
Five Forks, This last battle had been
bra.ely fcught aud splendidly won
The enemy had been beaten at every
point. We hud thousands of prisoners
and iiiany cannon, and the di-comlited
uud demoralized enemy, such us ha 1
not, fallen hots du combat iu the strife
or becu taken prisoners, was in full
retreat. One question should be settled
forever. General Warren was not re
lieved until the day's struggle was over.
Victory was ours. His being relieved
camo sudden and unexpected. No one
knew tho leason then, and no one
seems to have since accurately learned
the cause. It is said that he du obeyed
order . It is certain that ho achieved a
great victory the crowuiug victory of
the war a victory compelling tlio
evacuation of Tetersbnrg and Uichmoiid
and the subsequent surrender of Le's
army. IN. Y. Herald.
A Business Spell.
Two or three years ago there lived in
the lower oil country a prominent oil
prodncer who was a notoriously bad
speller. In a letter, among other errors,
he spelled water with two t's. A party
of gentlemen wero discussing this pecu
liarity in the bar ro 'iu of tiie Collins
Houf e, Oil City, one evening, when the
poor spell 'r himself chanced to come in.
"Hello!" siid one of the party, a cor
pulent gentleman, now remotely con
nected with the New York Tetroleum
Exchange, "we wero just talking ubout
"Is that, so?" was tho reply. "And
what wero yon snyiug?"
"Why, some of the boys claim that
you are tho worst speller in seventeen
'They do. I think I can spell about
as well as tho average producer."
"I'll tell you whut I'll do with you,'
said the lirst speaker; "I'll bet the'
champagne for the parry that you can't
All right," replied tho producer,
and ho proceeded tu spell tho word,
"That's tho way I spell water for
money," he quietly remarked, "but
when I spell it for fun I some'.imes use
The corpulent gentleman paid for the
wiue, and tho silence became so great
that you could her a house fall down,
A silver-plated iron dollar is deceiving
What Is Love t
Wh it is true love I I pray t'irc,
O h"itrt of mil o, iiiul.e known :
" Two Hoiiln w ith ono i nioliou,
Two hearts that heat as one."
And tell rue how lovo coineih i
It comes aud atill extendi'."
And tell nut how lore endi'th :
" That ih not lov "nhieh cnda ! "
And say, what love is ptircxt ?
" Tleil which no m ll-lovo knows."
And when does love How dc pest '!
" Win n it tho stilli st flows."
And w in II is love tin- I'ieheetV
" When iiiont to givo it inoveM."
And ti II me how lovo speaketh 1
" It due not speak il loves."
Three newspapers in Btraekville,
Miss,, employ women compositors
A Tittsburg linn is turning out glass
slabs for use on furnituro in lieu of
Threo thousaud acres of land in
Hillsborough county, Flu., have recently
been sold by tho Disston agents to a
Suventy-live thousand emigrants set
tled iu Arkansas lust year, aud it is
thought tho number of settlers this
yuir will be even greuter.
A stone weighing eighty five pounds
recently fell at Saliua, Kansas, aud
another, cigur-sliapod, four inches in
diuaieteruud over twelve inches long.
Six hundred Iowa druggists havo
ugrtcd, in view of the danger of selling
alcoholic drinks, not to till physicians'
prescriptions for wine, whisky and the
The town of Parson, I" . a TC'te,
put the mat er of licensing rum-sellers
into tlio bauds of a Women's Temper
ance Union. Of course, no licenses uro
Mr. W. S. Burnett, of Asheville, N. C,
is well under way in tho construe! ion of
two tobacco factories, both of brick,
three stones high, and seventy by forty
teet. They uro to bo used for plug to
bacco. General Ialney II. Maury, of .Rich
mond, has been mukiug a tour through
the cottou States, aud writes to the In
dustrial South that new factories are
uumorou.'i, and thut the people are get
ting along nicely,
Novor will our generation see such
another crop year, especially in South
Curolina. Small grains, fruits, vege
tables, corn and hay rill exceed all
former yields, uud cottou promises to
be equally good.
Hamilton Disston wauted to return
his land that he bought from the Slate
of Florida for taxation at 25 cents per
acre, but tho county commissioners of
Hillsborough havo assessed all iu tint
county at 81.25 per acre.
Philadelphia is mmiing water pipes
for drinking and culinary purposes
through commoa sewers, and thus sub-js-cting
the household supply to the
risk of poisouing. Tho health board
protests, but cannot stop it.
At the camp meeting at Lancaster,
Ohio, there was preaching at eight
different points, and the conversiouH
were numerous ; but it seems that all
the sinners withiu heuriug were not
affected, as, during the services, a min
ister lost $.Vt5 at the hands of pick
pockets, uud there was a guuerul raid
on robes and harness.
The genial Burdotto advises man
kind to milk a cow always on the udder
side. Mr. Burdett.i has probably trieu
it himself. These wiio are inclined to
do likewise will find it an improvement
on the city idea of hanging tho bucket
on the cow's horns uud working her tail
like a pump-handle.
A special term of tho Superior Oonr
of Dodge county, (ii., bus been called
to try the Sunday excursionists who
committed a murder while on their trip.
There are twenty-live prisoners. A
heavy volunteer guard lias beeu kept
mound the jail day and night, both for
the safe-keeping of the prisoners aud to
prevent utiythiug like mob violouo.
Why iheTown Couldn't Keeover.
No, this towu has never recovered
from the war, said the Virginian, as
ho crossed his legs and looked up and
down the deserted street.
Was it burned?
Any ot its people killed off
Havo any great manufacturing estab
lishruents been removed?
We never had any to remove.
Any epidemic frightened the people
.Not as I know of.
Then why is it that the town baa
never recovered from the war?
Well, some lay it to this and Home to
that, but it's my opinion that what ails
this towu is the fact that a man will
come here from New York and flop
around and ask questions and want to
know all about everything and every
body, and never ask a leading citizen if
he is dry. I tell you such a line of pol
icy, if pursued for ten or fifteen years,
takes the ambition right out of mon.