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PITTSBOUO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, OCTOBER 5, 1882.
NO. 4.
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Paradox Ual.
What iva p w'tin a lmln 1 '
"'aii(lit nu" to hip "no I'll miner .1. y.
An I Blnj 'Kl walk.il with itu ;' ?
Tlio measles.
Aii'l when 1 frrow to ipiitK a 11 1,
Ami down tin' pi liar door I ali i,
What made me sorry fur wli.it I l.il ?
A slivi r.
And n In ii I i i in. 'h i s,i.w.
Ami thought I iii' i-1 ihan m i -1 1 1 1" r knew.
What luado mi' tlnnk I'd " lin.!i- in two ' '
Orccii appKv.
When my pants "hud grimii" .niic l"iin,
Ami 1 mvHi II hail (;'""" quit" i ntr.
What on" day undo me lii 1 " j 1 1 u- "rung V
A i-i(,'ai'.
Ami wlirn I sought "my litile I dt,"
And lhou;;ht to n t my dizzy head,
Wh'i ' iliuini e V me till my lace was led
Jly iimtl.er.
And nlini I aB a dan !y ch rli,
And " iij'md " a nirl a " lwiii;; in rk,"
Who " fixed " iiir mi 1 1 ') ildu't hi rk !
Hit I ri.th. r.
Ami when I Irmn niy hod an ,
And inn'" ni'iio turd In w o n' my rhill.t s.
Wild I'll to all my w. :;,'.- ' Iroz '! '
The i!u. !,r.
And when I swore it wax a sham"
That hi; mIhiuM all my "gnld dust " rl n il,
Who "hiiz. i" me till my "i ars wcii' lame:'
A lawyer.
A SKETCH.
Even f Tom Hirnn dd only get a
salury of cue bundled dol'ars a mnntli,
that fact ulono did not hinder t.im from
mingling in the bett n eiety of tlio
town; for bo wan not a buno mechanic,
or a le'uiler's clerk, nor yet n street car
drivor. N il bo was not by ii'iv means
engrossed in any of the callings 1 havo
recited; on thecontrary he stood proudly
at his desk in tlio lMnk likr olli.ie of one
of tlio bn;e distilleries (vliioh omit tiro
anil smoko heavonward ull il ty and
n'ght, and heartburning 1 ivn aud adies
to thousands of willing and lielples
victims) which linod tbo murky river's
hanks realizing fully Hint he, Tom
Bayue, did indeed rank high in the first
row of tlio rtTu'e hand.
"Position is everything!" crirs iiwell
established ad.ie, i;ouNrtiinlly T. I',
tjck his jiIhcj in society ami kept it
beani-o lie bad a '0fition-a posili n
in the fulfilling of nhoHe duties ho did
n it soil bis bands, though the money bo
handled might, bo bloi d ninncr. He
was comely comely iiiiplied to a uan
sounds (iiierr sleek f:ieid, a well de-
volopod li re (i ho orders to bis tailor
regarding tho quantity of pulling for
his coats were very liberal), walk was
pnmpons, and wtruck envy to tho hoarto
of tidrairing tnpp mensnrers; and his
conversation -yc naintnl how it terror
iz'd tho beirts of helless girls who
folt thcmtelres yielding to its crsna
Bivenesbl ()i cctirso ho belonged to the "flen
tlemen's Club," and bjre np his en 1 in
the manifold expenses of that very
expensive concern; he attended the
same church as his employers, and con
tributed frenly and ostentatiously, fifty
cents each Sunday. An J in spite of all
this, long tongued people would insin
uate that perhaps the balance of his
bank account at the end of the year was
like tbo number of days remaining in
tho year infinitesimal surely.
But when wi'h Don Alonzi, John
Ilightone aud Joe Abrum the liming
bowl was quafftd, or the "cLampagne,
you know," his tongue dealt in tlowory
eloquence, and he was unanimously
crowned laureate, because of hitf Attrac
tive, polished manners and the abund
ance of piey stories always at com
mand. Often have his corn pun :ons cat
open mouthed at theso tales, to which
the Arabian Nights sank promptly into
utter insignificance, and Baron Mnn
chanson (shadowed away into nothing
ness. But this (Tivergotco has been rxindo as
a text to be, aud as a baeo for the story
of Tom's trouble and what came about
tbrongh an evening paity. And if the
personal savors too strongly of a photo
graph which is to be dreaded, because
who evir knew a photograph album
filled with "no name" strangers' faoes
and figures to be interesting? the in
dulgence of au indulgent public is
asked.
On this particular morning, at about
nine o'clock, the sun broke through the
veiling clouds, and a ray of his welcome
light catting its way down through the
smoky atmosphere disclosed to Tom's
rajer eyes an envelope bearing the
familiar monogram of a society belle
lying Ijefore him on tbe dusty desk. It
requested his company, etc , but why
enlarge?
"Were you invited ?" "Get a bid ?"
These were the only remarks or
replies of Mr. Tom for the customary
salutations of his fellows. Then on a
Thursday evening he made his glad
way alone and in a high priced car
riage, to the scene of action to the
evening party. lie was attired
in fall dress, regard ieej rf cost
(although his tailor threatened
to seize on collateral), and in the dress
ing room took every poesible occasion,
and there were many, for sneering at
those who had not come similarly at
tired. And as carriage followed car-
: ri:io to the hospitable door and the
" xpeofed ' did not come, Tom, whose
bosom had long bet n agitated with a
Imrro'ving doubt, which this very night
lie bud reaclvod to fathom, grew more
mid it ore dispirited. And the cool,
sarcastic Fred Grayner, sitting easily in
a tilted-back chair, and himself clad in
a plain tweed suit, byseveral opportuno
remarks a.lded to his discomposure
"Tho demned follow!' quoth our
hero. "Thinks himself my equal, I do
believe, aud in that miserable suit I"
AU of which reflections wero lost on
Fred, and by T. B.'s particular intention,
for he assuredly respected the robust
physique of this hated critic.
The utterances of a fallow who is in
love may be overlooked, especially
when that love is at the fever heat, and
wo overlook and are charitable with
T. li for thee inflamed sayings con
cerning Mr. Orayner who, all tho town
know was a rival for Mi'bs Bartholomew's
band.
The reflections of the rivals glaring
a', each other under the bright gas,
light :
Fred "Won't Agnes pive him blazes
this evening if he comes near her again
with his sickening pleading for mar
riage and blatant tiles of bis own ac
quirements? If sho doesn't, I'll lake
the j ib out of her bands and rid her
pre.-euco of the shallow-brained club.
What a miserable air of ntterly-ntterl"
"If that young jackanapes in the
tweed suit dtres to approach MisB
Agnes," thought T. B., "won't she start
b in, though? The idea of him daring
tij dancA with her sho clad in white
Httin, ho iu that old business suit!"
A rustle of rich, heavy oalin on the
staircase, and though the half open door
our gentlemen witness the entrance of
"tho expected;" and with a little further
description of Mr. Grayner wo leave the
amiubloand well-winning piir, and make
the urqnaintaace of a few of the as
si tabled just to fill in tho corners of
our drawing.
He wasn't notoriously well -to-do, but
hi came from a respectable f tmily, and
being a hard and willing worker, had
rapidly risen in the estimation of bis
employers and acquaintances. He was
only a warehouse band in a wholesale
crockery bouse, but was studious, a
regninr church-goer, and unostentatious
in ail things. Being such, ho had gained
Mis Bartholomew's esteem, and tho re
ciprocated feeling had become so intense
that this evening was to bo a red-letter
evening of his young life, an assault on
Cupid's battery (a forlorn and hopeless
combat sometimes,) having been re
solvod. Now Agnes, if he only knew it, really
loved him and despised tbo blatant
Tom; not knowing this he felt the usual
anxiety, and, poor fellow! was trem
bling in hie boots.
Tho corners and background of tbe
sketch. Here are a couple trying to
talk 'blno stocking," literary, and they
are where do you think? In Maucan
lay's Essays, and the topio Machiaville.
How they murder the famous author's
meaniug, and how well they are 8a t is lied
with the high-sounding talkl We move
on. It is too much. Next, the Misses
Dostey whose father is a wealthy miller
ignorant and fond of display, and
flirting desperately with two of the
Gentlemen's dull poople. Then a
liberal-minded young clergyman; a bevy
of bank clerks enveloped, surrounded
with t'ilks and over-powering frangi
pani perfume, and we come back to fill
iu the "black-and-white," and put on
the finishing touches to the main figures.
I said that Tom made his "glad way''
to tho party, which was perfectly true.
Now if I ha 1 added that at the door of
tho entertainer's house a shabbily dress
ed girl had handed him a note, and
earlier a gentlemanly dressed person
ha.1 handed him another, both concern
ing him deeply, I might have been
thought to be again diverging. These
notes disturbed but did not trouble the
almost imperturbable Tom. What does
it matter to him if he owes his wask
wotnan for three months' work, and his
tailor for a year's olothes? Why, noth
ing at all!
There is a sense of such delightful
freedom in the sooitty of these Western
towns I Iu the East, as a rule, there is
as near one grade as possible present,
and no people who are particularly
better or particularly worse are invited,
judicious consideration and tact govern
ing the whole matter. In the West,
every one is iuvitei'; the grading being
dono not by those who give the party,
but by the instinctive feelings of the
invited. Consequently that delightful
sense of freedom. Said a Western lady
of high etinding :
"We are hospitable and very free with
strangers, but we can tell qu;ckly and
easily whec we are being imposed
upon." And the answer made to her
assertion was that they were toojiptto
misoonstrne the approaches of strangers
afterwards, to repudiate their familiar
ity, and thus do occasionally irretrieva
ble harm.
Oving to this freedom and to tho
division of the guests in their respective
cliques, Fred Grayner was able to isolate
Miss Agnes quite soon after her coming;
only to get tbe poor fcatit-faclion that he
must escort her home, tbe cnriiair,e to
be sent on ubead. But Fred had
noticed, and so had T. B., with failing
heart, that she detached the rose Bayne
gave, and wore his humble spray of
mignonette.
On finishing n walzand promenading
gaily over to an alcove, T. B 's spirits
roue, cheered with tbe exciting dunce,
and then he begun. Why at this junc
ture f-hould those notes that bad been
given him drop from bin peel ot, un
folded and open to tho keen glance of
Mis? Agnes? This we cannot divine,
and ascribe it like all mysterious v.ill
iugs of tho Unknown, to fate cruel
fate. Ouo ginned sufficed her. '-W.
W. Fashion A- Co , clothes; one hundred
find twenty-five dollars." "Mrs. Mur
phy, three mouths' waKhing eighteen
dollars."
Mr. Buyne's protestations as to his
entire independence of the meicenaiy
world amply atoned for her breach i f
etiquette, and fIio determined, to Rive
hint a lasting lesson then and there.
A wonmu quickly decides with an im
postor. "What are those, Mr. Bayne l"
''Ah! letters from friends -invitations,
1 Hipposp."
"Invitations, yes! To what?''
The dire truth was revealed to T. B.;
his game was over; ho saw ruin in her
stern yet am used face; ho was buaten;
tho floodgates of shame opened, and
hastily ti dining himself he gained the
open air, on' vented his excited feelings
under the cold and unr.jinptithctio light
of the stars.
Father Time has been busy for nearly
two decades now siuee Fred Itiyner and
his inamorata took their gay homeward
walk under tho sympathetic starlight,
and his razor edged scythe has during
these cycles reaped more than one of
the sheaves which formed part of the
background of the "hketeh" of the
paity. It is ab least ten years mi ce an
entry opposite Tom Bayne's name in the
club book read: "Unable to puy dues."
And nt least five since he was summa
rily discharged fr.mi tho office of the
great distillery. Then, after thai
"Black Friday" of hie, be mbhisted
through the medium of odd and mifcel
laueous jobs; forming all tbe while,
however, the main figure of the group
that every evening occupied the spa
cious arm chairs under tbe oak trees of
a well known sample room. Finally
his familiar face, with its scarlot nose,
and tho rag clad form, were missod
altogether. On our voyage of inquiry
we ended in an obscure coruor of tbe
city cemetery, end by looking at "No.
Forty-three" on the headboard of a
grassy mound, and comparing with the
guide book, we found that the lii mo
was that of Thomas Bayues.
Fred Grayner did not marry Miss
Burtholumew after all, and is comfort
ably settled with a cheerful, warm
I carted littlo wife. He possesses large
business interests, interlinked with the
duties of a prominent pnblio cilice.
His well-stocked and well-used library,
aud the handsome etchings, paintings
and articles of vertu which bis bouse
contains, betoken tbo full enjoyment of
the higher pleasures of this transitory
human life of ours. He has attained
the respect of all, and retained what is
still gi eater his self-respect. When
he folds his loving wife iu his arms he
realiz s that n giving up the match
with Agues Bartholomew marrying a
woman, not money-bi7S uniting with
one who loved him and would continue
to do so whether he reached a pinnacle
of fame or no, he did the wisest of ull
possible things. He has reached that
pinnacle, and thinks that bad he married
Miss Agues and not acquired fame,
there would have been an everlasting
picnio in their household.
My sketch is now done, but the colors
not having all dried in, a few touches
here and there seem to be iu order. In
writing it I did not propose the rendi
tion of a homily on temperance though
I incline that way but rather have
shown a strain to show the effect of
early companionship in the formation
of character. Many others have done
so before me, and maybe will again, but
the fact remains and always shall, that
the greater care a young man exeicises
in choosing his oonit anions and occupa
tion, the surer he is of ultimately get
ting a high place on a stout rung of the
celebrated ladder which wo all climb
more or less.
A Long Kririge. :
The bridge of the Northeastern Rail
road over Lake rontcbartraio, Louis-
iania, now being constructed, will be
six miles and a half long and will be
the longest trestlework known. Tbe
spiles are being driven iu clusters of
four, and when the water is deep or the
bottom somewhat soft, five are driven.
All are oreosoted, and the engine. 's and
others contend that the bridge will be
far safer than if constructed of iron, as
wood, when subjected to the creosote
treatment, is impervious to rot and
worms, and is not so liable to break as
iron, the bridge will cost 83,000,000.
rote THE FAlK ex.
Miss Didii Fletcher, tbe gifted au
thoress of "Kismet," is one of the
characters in the American quarter at
Borne, and enjoys au unenviable posi
tion, bein? liked and pitied at the sanio
time. Since her unfortunute affair with
Lord Wentworth, wuo acted ho sbumo
fully, hho ! at thrown n.u h rider, and
the loss of her luxuriant Imir changes
her uppeuruuee greatly.
Mrs. Browne, mother of the Ja'e
'Ait'inus Ward," is a line-looking old
liuly of some seventy years, and posses
ses charming conversational powers.
She resides in a pritty cottage, in
Waterford, Me., where she enjoys the
calls of her numerous friends, to whom
sho rxhibits a collection of autographs
of hundreds of persons from all the
Stales, aud also many foreign binds,
who have at some time been her guests.
Clara S. Foltz, "the learned lady
attorney" of San Francisco, was recently
at (ho Unite ! States Circuit Court in
Oregon. According to a Western con
teuiporay, when Judge Deady "espied
tho distinguished lady sonted iu the
room, ho immediately rose, and taking
bei by the hand, escorted her to a seat
herudi him on the hcuoh, aud after the
adjournment of court he introduced her
to every lawyer present."
Lulu Veling, tlio youthful pianist, is
one of the musical prodigies of the uge.
She was born iu Pottuville, September
1!), ISfifc, and from her earliest youth
evinced great love for music, and took
her first lesson on the piano at the age
of live. In 1878 she made her first
appearance ns a public performer, and
was overwhelmed with praises. Her
repertoire includes the mnsie of Bach,
Mozart, Mendelssohn, Thalberg, Tau
bert, Scarlotti, and other well-known
composers, all of which she plays with
out notes.
Mrs. Par in Stevens one of tho best
known of American women, occupies a
spacious brown Btone front on Fifth
avenue, between Twenty-seventh and
Twenty-eighth streets, New York- a
house so crowded with rare paintings
and still uar v, and objects of or', of all
kinds, as to denote not only vast w. alth
but a highly cultured taste. Mrs.
Stevens converses, indeed, very fluently
about art, us she dies about most sub.
jects, whether they concern politics,
religion or science. She is not only a
well-bred, but she is u very brilliant
woman.
Mrs. Sarah Itiy, a washerwoman of
L'adville, who has made a fortune of
51,000,000, has had an eventful life.
She was tho first white womau whoever
dared to set h,ot in Leadville, and as
such helped fouud the city. She dug iu
the mines, scoured tho plains as a scout,
and, hist, but not least, took in washing
from the Leadville miners, aud to-day
has a sung littlo fortune that pavs her
an income of 830,0110 a year. She is
now a woman of about fifty, weighing
some 141 pounds, and is rugged and
spry. She bus a daughter that she is
educating in the East, who is a hand
some and lady-like girl of 18,
Mr. Ashmna 1 Bartlott was not tbe first
love of Lady Burdett-Oontts. When
abont thirty-four years of age, she was
deeply in love with the tenor Mario,
whom she followed to this country, aud
she always attended every performance
at which ho sang, occupying a stage -box
entirely alone, mid causing much
surmising ns to who and what this
plainly -attired woman was who sat
throughout tho opera with a rapt
expression on her faoe as if she wore
fairly enchanted by the tones of the
heavenly tenor. When tho performance
was over and Mario neired tho fitage
box in response to the recall, she
would bend on him a look full of admi
ration and then glide away to her car
riage. Alexandra's dangh'crs, the three
young princesses Louise, Victoria and
Maud differ us greatly in character r.s
in physiognomy. The eldest, Louise,
has tho line features and the grace ofj
her mother; she is gentle, gay and
affable, iu short, tho Parisienne of the
three. Victoria, tho second daughter,
is the imuge of her father; she is proud,
rather reserved, a id attaches herself
little to people; she unites to a thorough
consciousness of her own dignity a gen
erous heart, easily moved; her intellect,
which is greatly developed, only renders
her the more engaging. Tho youngest
sister, Princess Maud, can still be
called a baby; she is about ten years of
age, and in appearance bears a great
likeness to her grandmother, the Queen;
she is good-he irted, anJ, at times, even
a littlo serious.
A htrnuge Story.
Nineteen years ago a Louisville belle
was led astray by a man whose wife for
sook hiai when sho learned her hus
band's victim bad borne a daughter.
The runaway wife took with her her
little son. Smitten by remorse, the
Lothario wandered over the countiy for
years, and returned recently to Louis
villo in time to see the child of his ton
and his illegitimate daughter, who, not
knowing each the parontage of the
other, bad been married for a year.
furfd Easily.
" What's on your mind ?" asked the
little doctor, cheerfully, as a distressed
looking woman climbed the stairs at
tbe sign of the big foot, on Woodwaid
avenuo.
" Warts n my nose, doctor," re
joined the woman, laying aside her veil
and revealing a protuberance of uncom
mon dimensions on the ve.y tip of a
It )mati nose,
" That'll come off us easy as an
official head," said the doctor, " ami
leavo not a truce behind. How long,
madam, may 1 inquire, havo you been
afllicted with this miserable wart?"
"Ten years," said tbe wonvin, de
jectedly. "J've always been afraid to
have it taken off; besides, my friends
said it was a sign of good luck "
" It's big enough to bo a sign for a
cheese factory. Now, if yju will walk
into my parlor I will soon show you
what a mistake you havo inuilj in not
coming to me nine years and eleven
months sooner. Sit down, please,"
continued the doctor, who is a chiropo
dist, as well as a wurt desti oyer. Then
bo produced a cavo of instruments,
from among which he rejected a fiuo
probe. A search umong the bottles
discovered a tiny vial rilled with a
Btraw-colored liquid that emitted a
pungent odor. The woman looked on
suspiciously.
" I've left word at homo where I am,"
she baid, sternly. " 1 don't want uny
experiments tried on me."
"Perhaps you'd better keep the
wart," said tho doctor, coolly. " It's
fifty centa in my pocket, anyway, and
I've taken 2S,000 wartB off of different
women's faoes, and never killed any
body jet."
That settled the matter. Tho woma
resigned herself to fate, and the doctor
made a pass over the wart and it rolled
off like a Turcoman's head; then ho
wound the probe with some toft wool(
dipped it in the viul, and jabbed at the
spot where tho wart had been, talking,
meanwhile to keep up his patient's
courago
"Took forty seven warts off one man's
bauds jab, jibj. Something curious
about wurtt; you never sio 'em come
and you never pre 'em go, unless they
come to stay, as this one did, and have
to be urged to leave jib, jab, rVP
taken warts off babies three months old
and boys' hands. I've token thousands
off of boys' bands. Warts are pb natural
to boys us tbe measles jtb, jab. The
little fellows havo lots of fun with them,
selling thein aud giving them away.
They steal mother's dish cloth and bnty
it, uud when the dish cloth is consumed
in the earth the wart goes away -at
least thut is what is ex in tcted. Ever
try to Bell this wart?"
"Yes," said the woman, I've tried to
sell it and tried to give it away, but
nobody ever Bfcmed to want it, uud
when I read pieces in the paper about
die woman with the wart on her nose it
made me awful ma 1, fo I knew it was
mo they meant all the time. I stole a
piece of pork once and bnrricd it near a
running stream, but it didn't go away.
It 10k it off once with a silk thread, but
before I could turn round twice it was
back again."
"That's 'cause you didn't kill the
root," said the doctor ; "if you kill the
root there's no more trouble. That's
what I'm doing now. This liquid is an
invention of my own, and it eats out all
the foreign substance, the fungus
growth and the diseased fb'sh that
causes it. I cure moles and birth marks
the same way. Now, if you have any
moles, my eradicator will remove them
without leaving a single scar."
"I've only one mole, and that is on
the back of my neck, and I wouldn't
have it taken off for a hundred thousand
dollan. It signifies long life and
riches."
"I took a strawberry mark off a lady's
arm the other day," said the doctor. "It
was tbe prettiest birthmark I ever saw.
It never showed much the folks said,
till tbe season camo round for straw
beriies. Then it was just the oolor,
with little dots of white. I didn't want
to take it off, for if that baby was over
lost the mother could identify it eauly
with that rusrk on it ; but tho folks
thonght it would disfigure it, so I took
it out, roots and all." By this lime tho
woman with a wart had lost her iden
tity. The wart and all traces of it were
gone, and the doctor, selectfug a tiny
heart-shaped bit of court-plaster from a
box of beauty spots, applied it to the
place. Iler gratitude wis boundless.
"Your husband won't know you," said
tho doctor, as he regarded his work
proudly.
4 Husband I" ejaculated the woman,
bridling. "Why, I supposed yon knew
I was a single lady."
"Well, you won't be one very long,"
apologized the doctor, "There is
nothing now to detract from your
beauty."
She simpered, paid the dues, and,
with a lingering gaz in the glass, went
away rejoicing.- Detroit Free Tress.
Instead of complaining of the thorns
among the roses, we should be thankful
there are roses among the thorns.
A SWIM FOK I.U'F.
I'rnl lut Ailvciiuiri' n1 n I' ronl Ii'I kiiiii a In Ih
h H i.i.i- ..I nil' r.iiiMini'i in i i.
A correspondent, writing from El
Dorado Canyon, N.-v., un-ler dat i of
Jouo IS, nsy.-i : Another of our old
timers Las been swallowed up by the
treacherous C)Ior.do. Barney Coh niuu
aud Benjamin (i orh, uccompiii.ic-l by
two Indi'ilH, started up the river last
Friday morning iu a skirl' fr the pur
poso of eitchiug drift wot-d. After
reuehiiiK a point between twelve and
fifteen miles up the riwr the boat, bo
coming uiiiU'iuageublu, Mas drawn into
an eddy and disappeared in an instant.
T!ie ikiff a'- the time was near a steep
cli.'T of rocks, whose walls wero two
huudredfeet in height, aud the Indians,
observing that tho eddy was about swal
lowing tho ben1: and crew, jumped out
and cltiug to the rocks and G oeh en
deavored to do tho same thing after
them, He secured a slight hold to tho
perpendicular side of tho cliff, clung to
it only fer a moment, then foil into the
water and was seen no more. Coleman
sprung f i'l im th-i ;;!opi o' the skiff out
into the river ai.d gut beyond tlio eddy,
where bo wu'ehed for tho iippeurane-i of
the boat. Ho hal not lon to wait, but
it seemed to him ages, when he caught
sight of it, bottom upward, a few yards
down the river, when lie swam after it,
overtaking and clinging to it.
In this conditio!), for three mile;, he
went shooting past rocks, plowing
through breakers and whirling about in
eddies, when ho camo face to fuco with
one of those roaring rapids aud treach
erous eddies so numerous uud so dread
ful iu the Colorad.i. There was no time
fo lose. Ano'.lur chance between life
and death, and that chance perhaps was
the only one in a thnti'und. Tbe resol
ution was formed one moment and
executed the next. The skiff was in
the midst of the rapids, standing on end,
another breaker and over it went. This
was an indescribable moment 1 1 Cole
man, whose solo reliauce had deserted
him, as he felt a prisoner ia tho hands
of death, and though ho had scarcely
known his strength before, hero was a
desperate opportunity for it) t.st, and
he says that bn felt that he wis a mere
stiuw at the m -rev of a wave one second
and au eddy the n xt.
Hero was waged a fierce ai d pro
tracted struggle for life between a pow
erful man aud skilful swimmer, weigh
ing !i"J5 pounds, and first a whirlpool
and Ihea a rapid, w hose force and size
and danger can never be realized ex
cept by the man wh ibh life was trem
bling in tho balance ; but courage and
human strength prev tiled, and the
bravo man fwam on over rapids and
through whirlpools: lor the distance of
three of us perilous miles us was proba
bly ever won by man. Who can imagine
his feelings as ho reached in safety and
crawled uina the rier bank, where he
lay for some time completely exhausted ?
As soon as he hud regained sufficient
strength Coleman set out for tho can
you, snd, shoeles and naked, after a
tramp of six miles over the barren,
rocky nioiiutiiiun mid through deep can
yons of burning sands in the heat of a
broiling sun, ho arrived, bis feef bleed
ing aud fearfully laeeri'tcd by the sharp
rocks.
Western llrcsscil Heel.
A lurpo refrigeiat( r building is in
course of erection at West Washington
market, New York. It is reported that
it is being built by Chicago men for the
reception and keeping of the dressed
meats shipped from Chicago to New
York in refrigerator cars. The business
of shipping beef in this manner to II il
timoro and (he Eastern cities is said to
be confined at this time to three firms,
who are shipping f irty carloads a day,
containing fifteen hundred dressed cat
tle. It is claimed that the meat when
it reaches its destination is iih fresh and
sweet as when it left the slaughter
house, and that at no distant day the
West "will supply the Eastern cities
with meats at from eight to twelv.-cents
a pound less than they now pay," ItiH
natural that a difference of opinion
should exist on this subject, both in
respect to the quality of the beef aud
the prioe it can be sold for in the East
ern markets. At present those conver
sant with the cuttle trad"? exprcs the
opinion that the Western fresh beef
movement is purely experimental, but
they are no less disposed to believe that
in the hands of skilful patties the
scheme may be made a sncci ss. Other
persous equally experienced in such
matters declare that the effect of it will
be to do away with private slaughtering.
A cynical old bachelor of Portland,
Oregon, accounts for the fact that Port
land is the wealthiest city of its size in
the Union, by stating that it rains there
fortix consecutive months of the year,
and as tbe women cannot get out to go
shopping tho wealth naturally accumu
lates.
A man in Twiggs county, (la., has
married four women during tho past
fourteen months. Tlio first threo are
dead. It will happen so sometimes.
This mau is avenging the wrongs of his
sex.
MaM id .iliiiliTU Athi'ii-.
MhI'I f M idi'iii Alhi'iiM, f-M
1 n I'irii to P'ioii" whor
li.niiH hi'.' nul tl uiilap'e dish,
fiiiint, oh, K'T t fie tiling I wish.
II. it r the words f h i a' to yon:
' r...Mt iii nii'U m" 'tui! I'm to i"
liy tin- KiKl'"iM h hi ju'ir li'isr,
I'.y y.mr Iiuiii.-iii;..i' I'ultnli le ae,
l)v that lii;l,lv-,-iilliii. d mind,
( If tin- true l'lat..nii' kind,
II. ar, 1 pray, my words to you -"liosloii
Kil'la an- il i lo too l'i'!'
!'r.. m your di.UiHitiuiiH on
Mrtaphy.ii'a mid St. John,
I'l oni an airinn of your vion s,
I ' rum your No. 7 shoes,
I roin your seareliiiigH fur thi'Tiue
'Boston girls an- .ilite toot'io!";
F r..in yi hi r niaMius and your sawn.
From your ln'tnr. s on Fii't Came,
From all tlii-M', if you'd hi) blest,
Oivr, nh, givu to me a rmt,
For I've i. mil,! it nil too trne
''Uoslon (,'ii is are i.iite too too:"
v v it 1 1: i ies.
A woman's bonnet is usually an affair
of onher. But much as she loves her
bonnet, lovely woman rather prefers an
ix'Suir of offer.
What is the difference between freight
and cargo? A horse car conductor says
tbo passengers make the freight and
tho horses make tho cur go.
Hiiltowa, Bncka county, Pa., is wild
with excitement over a reported dis
covery of silver ore, worth 820 a ton, in
a pasture field in that township.
Hero is another grain of comfort for
Invent of the weed: A Virginia physician
suys ho has never known an habitual
common r of tobaco to have tho typhoid
fevi r.
The report of the chemical experts,
who have had (Jniteau's brain under
investigation, sustit'ii tbe fact that bo
received a j ist reward for his assassina
tion of Garlldd.
Morse, who inverted (lie telegraph,
and Bell, the inventor of the telephone,
both had deaf mute wives, which leads
a wax; to observe: ".lust see what a man
can do when everything is quiet."
The Ib'V. Andrew J. Rope, of Tuylor-
villi', 111 , is under arrest on a charge of
forging a nolo for SUIM), with which
money bo paid tbo expeus.es of his wed-
dincr tour.
Bevivalist Barnes says that he is now
divinely commissioned, not only to save
souls ai.d cure the sick, but to cast out
Il vils. He has returned to Kentucky
to try his new power.
Mr. Justus H. lU'hbonn, the founder
of the order of Knights of Pythias, is an
active citizen of Detroit. He was a
school teacher iu Michigan when tbe
idea of the older, which now has a mem
bership of about 100,000, occurred to
him.
The salmon fishing season opened in
C alifornia ou the 1st instant, and so
lurue was the catch that at least twenty
thousand were dumped on the wharf at
Han Francisco, the dealers being unable
to dispose of them. They spoiled in
tho hot weather and had to bo thrown
overboard.
Mr. Sdas Davenport, now living in
Hluirmi, Mass , claims to have been the
first newsboy who sold copies of tho
NiwYork Hun in tho streets of New
York. On ho l.lth of September, fifty
years ago, he took some of the first
issue of the paper and disposed of them
iu the streets, Mr. Clark, a batter, being
the first purchaser.
Emory Thomas sent to Miry Brown,
at Jackson, M'ch , silk for a dress as a
present. He wished to marry her, and
she was inclined to consent; but when
she learned that the silk was part of tho
booty of a burglary, she became the
principal witness against tho wooer, and
he was sent to prison for seven years
But they have become reconciled, and
a few days ngo the prison chaplain
joined them in wedlock.
A Iteiuarkahle Career.
Was that of tho llou. John Tod, who
died recently at Victoria, B. O., age
uinety-oue years. In 1807 ho entered
the service of tbe Hudson's Bay Com
panv, and within a few years had visited
almost every portion of tho vast terri
tory from Hudson's bay to tbe Columbia
river. He visited Montreal iu 1812, and
Astoriu, Oregon, in 114. Afterward,
in tho Peace river couutry, he spent
nine years Without hearing bis mother
tongue or seeing iho face of a wnito
person. Forty years ago he was in
churgo of old Fort Kamloops, and one
day, when almost alouo, was surprised
by a large party of Itdians, who invaded
tho fort for the purpose of plunder, and,
poihaps, murder. Quickly knocking out
tho head of one of several barrels of
powder, he deliberately lighted a match
and thre-ttened to blow up the fort and
everyone in it if the Indians did not
instantly leave tho neighborhood, which
it is needless to say they did. ne was
a member of tho first Executive Coun
cil of Vancouver's Island, and held that
position several years, but retired to
private life about fifteen years ago. He
retained full possession of all his facul
ties to the day of his death,
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