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PITTSBORO CHATHAM CO., N. C, NOVEMBER U, 1882.
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Constancy.
To cotndaiicy a thoumin 1 fnti n are roared,
To constancy a tlioiiH.iml songs itro aung;
Tlit virtue liomin il, ckciiahod mid revered,
Theme of tlio el I, and goal to tempt tho
young,
Still arc we laugh), like fiiiit'it-n livo anil die;
Ftilb, hope anil love abido in constancy.
Vet who that prizes u tumor' golden union,
Dill longH (or autumn's soft pathetic, grace?
Wlio revels in III" lavish wealth of Juno,
Nor sinus to Ihink of April's varying fa-o ?
Who tired of glare, liut turns to tint warm
gloom,
Where the great Villa-logs gliiunu r '" the
room ?
Why, without change, a rift would tloepon
down;
A passing wrotiK would redden to a liato;
A love would wither 'iicalli an Hilary frown,
Ami a ra-li voW lake all the strength of fate;
Wlioro constancy might darken, curse,
estrange,
Fair fall tbo bunny poaor of hnppy olinngo !
Let Time's soft mngio wear away the wrath
And patience tic. her peiTort work at last,
And hope aow laughing blossoms on the path
That will out-bloom the. night-shade of the
pant
Till all that livon and moves in life's wide
range
May bbss the sweet viciasiludna of change.
AN UGLY BIRD.
Up in the mountains stood a wooden
hot, and tbore Jacques livid with Lin
father and mother.
A prettier spot you never spied.
Never was grass so green as hereabouts,
and, al though the nionntains showed
their snow-dad Lends above it, thoy
teemed like great, good nut art d piuntn
whose task and care it .was to keep the
tiny cot safe from harm.
Even when winter came, and tlio great
winds went roaring down tho valley,
those mountains looked much as nNiial,
nor changed when all else had altered
for the worse when the enow lay thick
on the doorstep and on the little pad
dock where Ba-ba was wont to skip and
play in tho sunshine.
The sunshine wa?- gone now, but
Ba-ba scaroe niissod it; for ho was tuken
indoors while the cold lutted, and had
a corner of his own by tho kitchen lire;
aud there tho ungrateful brute would
actually butt at his own shadow as a
dangerous enemy, whereat Jacques
wonld Ju'ih and clip his bauds.
Jacques's father made toys ilnring
tbef-o witter months, aud with the com
ing of r-pring wonld travel with them
to different fair?, being often a long
time from homo on inch occasions.
Then Jacques and Lis mother used to
keep each othtr company, aud nioiry
was tho welcome that awaitud the wan
derer on iiia return.
"Do you know, wife," said tho toy
maker, ono evening, "I thiuk we Bhall
have an early spring this year. The
winter is nearly over already."
"I am glad to hear it," said Jacques's
mother, giving her spinning wheel a
tarn as she spoke. "I don't liko tho
cold."
"Nor I."
"We burn a deal of wood, aud Ba-ba
rata much more when he is Lere with
us. Indeed, I mversawau animal with
such an appetite."
"Ha. ha, tin !'' laughed hor husband;
that is well. But wo nmttu't bu grum
blers, though tho goat should eat a
little) extra. Ba-ba's a friend."
"That he is, lather," said Jacques
with animation. "We should find it
very dull sometimes, were it tot for
him."
''Friends are not to be ligLtly parted
with, either," continued the toy maker.
"Remember that, my boy."
In the end the father's prophecy
proved true. Only a. week later the
snow began to melt away. All day and
all night was heard the rush of the
water flowing down into the valley, and
by and by the tun seemed to burst out
overhead with a mighty stride, and tho
winter was gone.
Now, the toyniaker had a larger stock
of toys than utnal this season, and pro
posed to travel further front Lome on
that account. A grand fair was about
to be beld in a village some miles off,
and there he Loped to dispose of the
greater part of his goods.
"For my dolls are much liked by the
country folk," ho remarked, with one of
bis bluff laughs. "No mother for half
a league round will buy of any other
dealer when I am by. Ha, ha I"
He trimmed with his pocket ax at the
doll he was making, laughing merrily
the while.
Jacques was up early next morning,
and started for a ramblo. As he passed
through the kitchen from the room ad
joining, Ba ba roused himself and trot
Ud to the door.
"No," said the boy, and shut him in.
At this the goat bellowed plaintively,
but Jacques was soon out of hearing,
and walked briskly on in the puro air.
The sun was rising when he reached
the wooden cross by tho notary's
garden.
Erly as it was, Mr. Vedal was
ttandiog at his gate, smoking his
meerschaum. He had a book in one
hand and his tobitcoo pouch in the
other.
"AhaP he cried, briskly, "it's my
little friend. How is J icqueg ?"
Jacques bowed and blushed, and
blushed and bowed Spain, as he an
swered that he was quite well, and
hoped bis honor was the som
'Tut on your cap, child," said Mr.
Vedal, kindly. "So father has plenty
of toys ready for our villagers yonder,
has he?"
The notary's manner was one of the
cheeriest ever known. Jacques had a
great respect for him.
In a neighboily, unpretending way
Mr. Vedal bad been very kind to the
toymaker and his family, and tbey had
no firmer friend in tho world.
"Father expects to be busy this
year, sir," the boy explained. "We
are aftaid he will be away for some
weeks."
"Ah I" said Mr. Vedal, all tho merri
ment dying out of his aco. "When
will he start ?"'
"I cau't tell, sir. Is there uny mes
sage from your houor that I can give
him ?"
"Ihank jou, Jaoquos-Jio. 1 shall
see hiui boforo that. Good morning."
As Jacques doffed his cap and went
away, it ttruck him that his patron was
not iu his usual good spirits. But he
quickly reflected that it was no busi
ness of biH. No doubt, such n gentle
man us Mr. Vedal ha.l a greut deal to
occupy his thoughts Hnd make him
grave ut. timet).
The boy had o ily gono a few steps
further, when ho suddenly stopped.
"Hero's a bird I ' ho exclaimed.
Aud such a bird, too I Au uglier
specimuu of its kind it would bavo been
hard to discover. Ho had a huge head,
tet on a gaunt, nugaiuly body, short
wings, aud euormoas feet and claws.
His eyes were brixht aud piercing,
with a curiou, far away gaze iu thum,
his voice a hoir.se, defying' scioam.
The boy stood still in surprise un
able to stir. The bird made an ffort
and wriggled on a little way, Happing
his dwarfed wings and clutching
viciously with his formidable claws
at auy olirtaulo in the puh. He was
evidently young aud unused to act for
himself.
Without nioro ado Jacques Secided
to take tho stranger home. Wrapping
bis haudkerchief round his hand, be
managed, at the cost of somo severe
scratches, to capture him. Bat even
then-the getting him into the hut was
no easy tank. He plunged and screamed
and tore.
At last, broiitbloss and heated, the
boy Btumbled into the kitchen with Lis
prize.
"Lock what I've found, fatherl" ho
gasped, and dropped, panting, into a
chair.
Father and mother wore at breakfast.
The toymaker paused in the act of con
veying a slice of black bread to his
mouth, and laid down his knife.
"Oh, what a frightful monstorl" criod
the toymaker's wife, retreating.
Jacques's proud look fell.
"Mother! But he is only a crow,'' lie
pleaded.
"Crow, Jacques! With those eyes!
Well, 1 neverl What do you thiuk,
fatherV"
The toymaker rubbol his chiu in
thoughtful silence; then, rising, pro
ceeded to examiue the bird with a
searching rcrutiny.
"He's young," ho remarked, "Do
you know what he is, wife?"
"No."
"Can't you guess or yon, Jacques?"
Thus appealed to, they both shook
their heads.
The other smiled superior.
"I'll leave you to penetrate the mys
tery yourselves, then," he said, and
continued his breakfast.
Tho stranger could certainly ei.t as
well as Bu ba did; nevertheless, his
taste in tho matter of diet was remarka
ble. For tho Feeds and grain whioh
they brought him be showed a thorough
oontempt, but he literally devoured
meat of every kind. Then he moved
aoross the floor and perched himself on
the edge of a brokon stool, whence he
continued to oast sidelong glances at
them nntil overcome by sleep.
When the family retired for the night
he was wide awake, and they left him
brooding there like au ugly hobgoblin.
They Lad not rotired long, and the
hat was sunk in darkness, when a hide
ous nproar arose in the kitchen.
The toymaker was quickly on the
spot with a liaht, and lot there, was
Ba ba butting furiously at random,
while the bird fluttered round him with
feathers ruffled, eyes aglow, and claws
working like the sails of a windmill.
Yet, marvelous to say, bird and beast
agreed amazingly after that encounter,
and never fought moro. Tbey would
lie together in the paddock till the
former grew restless, and then whirl
whirl my lord was off, darting through
the air as a fish darts through the water;
for hethad soon grown into a splendid
bird, and when he rose from the ground
the sound of his wings conld be heard
all over the place. Still neither Jacques
nor his mother knew exactly what to
make of him, and still tho father kept
his secret.
The day of the grand fair drew nigh.
The toymaker began to prepare for his
departure, and the packing i.' his goods
was the work of some time.
Ono evening, in the middle of all, a
visitor appeared Mr. Vedal.
The goat was in bis customary corner;
Jacques on his knees belpiag his father
to sort the dolls in their proper sizes;
while his mother sat knitting. As for
the bird, he had been abroad from an
early hour, but was sure to come back-
The toymaker greeted the notary
heartily, and offered him a chair.
Mr. Vedal shut tho door as Locarno iu.
"You are a bold and brave man," be
said, speaking quickly. "Can I trust
you to go to tho Anbergo for the guard?''
Tho toymaker drew nearer to him,
"What do yon mean, sir?" ho asked.
"Three men are on my track to rob,
perhaps murder mo, and I am defense
less. Listen, my friend. When first
your son told me that yon intended
going to tho fair, I thought I would see
yon and put you on your guard, but I
was busy then, and am old, and have
doluyod till it may bo too lato. Tho
men I speak of have been lurking in tho
neighborhood for months pnst. Ho
turning but now from visiting a client,
who bus entrusted mo with u largo sum
of money, I found they wero in pursuit.
I was mounted, aud distanced them ut
first, but my horno fell under me.
Hurry, now, and bring tho guard, wbilo
1 do my best to hold tho placothey
will soon bo hero."
The listenerundtrstood tho situa'ion.
"You have been kind to rue, sir," he
said, in. his frank way. "I go."
About half an hour afterward thero
came a thnmp, at the door, and another
thump, thump till tho door swung
loose on its binges.
Iu that awful moment one lost chance
was left to rusji out uu tho door full in,
and trust to tho darkness for escape,
As tho notary prepared to put out the
light, a dark object brushing by his
side caused hiui to start violently.
"An eagle I How "
Ho was unable to say more. By de
grees the door cpoued wider, till thore
was spaco for a man to pass through,
and over the threshold passed tho first
ruffian. Before ho could defend him
self before he could even tull the
nntnre of tho danger that threatened
him whiz I clap! a stroke like a flail
caught him iu the face, and he pitched
head forcmobt on to tho floor. Staggered
at first by tho fate of their leader, tho
others rallied and came obstinately on.
One drew a pistol and prepared to fire.
But just then the tramp of armed
men was audible, advancing at the
double. The ruffian flung his wenpon
down, muttering: "The bird's done for
us I" With that he was preparing to
make a run for it, when he saw
it was too late. The soldiers baa ar
rived. "All that glitters is not gold," says
the proverb. Bo kind to all dumb
creatures if yon would meet with kind
ness yourself. This is tho moral of
"An Ugly Bird."
A Widow with a Strange HUiory.
Mrs. Sarah C. W.Tilby, who was held
to bail in Brooklyn, on Wednesday,
charged with obtaining a gold watch
under fake pretences, has had un event
ful life, though only 31) years of ngo.
At 13 she was married to William C.
Denning, a Virginia surveyor, but bo
came a widow beforo she was out of
her teens. Her next hnsband, H. C.
Morse, a New York merchant, lived a
few years enly. Sbo next became the
wife of Jesse O Hie, but got a divorce
from him in Illinois. Her next matri
monial venture was with Eugeno E
Abbey, a paymaster in the United
States Army. From Lim also sho ob
tained a divorce. A man named A. J.
Hayes claimed that ho married her in
1875, and that after living with him for
some time she left him to marry Joseph
Tilby. She deuids having married
Hayes, buc claims to bo the widow of
Tilby, who left her his entire fortune,
amounting to (300,000. Three chil
dren of Tilby by his first wifo are now
ccn testing the will. Mr. Tilby died
rather suddenly, aud Lis ouihlron
accused Mrs. Tilby of poisoning Lim.
She asserts that a post-mortem exami
nation made by Dr. Parker Brown
effectually disposed of the allegation
of poisoning. Mrs. Tilby.is tho woman
who alleged that she had been chloro
formed and robbed of a large quantity
of diamonds in the Metropolitan Hotel
two years ago .
He l'atd.
A Harrisbnrg dressmaker, haviug con
siderable difficulty in eolleoting a bill
from a gentleman whose wife had em
ployed her, interviewed the lady herself
and in apparently the nioBt innocent
fashion remarked that she "could not
see why the gentleman paid Miss B 's
(a young school teacher) bill so much
more promptly than the other one.''
The next day, with a subdued look
upon his face, he called around and
paid that bill. The schoolmistress took
a vacation, and his friends amuse them
selves now and then by asking if he
still supported the noble cause of edu
1IIK rAMIIO.NS.
Small bonnets and large round bats
are announced.
The latest and most attractive novelty
in children's dress is the Pole cap.
Rose colored tulle is woru across the
shoulders with black ball costume.
Shoulder capes of Guipure lace are
the most stylish black f'.chas now worn.
Gold straw, gold beadH, braid aud
cording trim many of the new impoited
bonnets.
A silver horseshoe, is fastened on tho
urm at the meeting of a long lau glove
with a short sleeve.
Tho newest ribbous for t iimming aro
velvet on ono t-ulo aud sud curded like
Sioilienne on the other.
Breukfait cups of fanchon shape aro
made of the new mulls with colored
grounds ou which gay roses are printed. 1
Copper shades with electric blue,
Btrawborry red with riflo green, aud
brown with green, are tho Vontrat-ts of
colors favored for autumn toilets.
Very long stemmed roses are the arti
ficial flowers most desirable for corsage
bouquets. A miirIo r-isu cost $1, uiul
from five to ten aro mounted in a group.
Combinations of black and white are
as popular as over. Petticoats are unulo
of it, while the upper portion of tbo
costume may bo black silk, cashmere or
nuu's veiling.
At the ni'llinory openings last week,
mull's wero shown to mutch bonnets.
The soft run IT of velvetor plush trimmed
with chenillo fringe is prettiest with
dark bonnets.
Cloth costumes are increasing in
favor. Tiny checks, such as are seen
in gentlemen's business suits, are liked
for those- toilets, and are shown in dark
shades.
Castellated edgos make a tasteful
finish for basques and skirt-front
breadths Of clot h aud cashmere dresses.
They ure made more effective ,by being
welted with a cord or fold of bias silk.
Red woolen goods are luvishly used
for little people. Scarlet kilts, with
dark bluo blouses, ccarlet grounds with
blue guirups, or with scarlet, aro fre
quently seen aud aro usually becoming.
New basques are single-breasted.
When ornamental bust drapery is added
it takes tho form, of a loriggnioipe, or
a short plastron,' either square or oval,
and made very full by gathers and
folds.
Corded silks outnumber satins in im
ported drosses. These aro to mako a
long, slonder overdress, with skirts of
rich brocaded silks that have tho figures
of plash or velvet thrown up on a
corded silk surface.
Students' wps of velvet with a soft
crown, a shirred band, a large bow in
front, and a bird's wing on the left side,
are worn by yonng ladies, and are
chosen to match the color of the cos
tume with which they are worn.
Bilk squares for the neck aro doubled
and pointed low in front, and the open
space filled in with two frills of lace.
Sky blue, crushed strawberry, and ore
vette squares are used, with the Jedges
scalloped or trimmed with luce or hem
stitched. Velvet round hats with high, square
crowns and straight brims in sailor
shape ure becoming to youthful faces.
Tbey have two wido bands of velvet
folded around tho crown, and a dagger
or arrow of gilt, bronzo or silver is
thrust iuto tho bund.
Carrick capes take away tho stiff,
plain look of cloth rediugotes. They
are made of plush with a turned-down
collar fastened by a silver brooch; or
tbey muy be of tho cloth of the gar
ment with the collar oovered with
braiding, aud a border of braiding on
the edge.
Arrow-points, arabesques.lotus leaves,
obelisks, columns with various Egyptian
aud Turkish designs aro woven iu the
new tapestry wojlens that are fashiona
ble) oerdresses. Japanese storks and
fan patterns ure also imported, but have
lost favor as thoy have been so long
used.
A skirt of velvet embossed with
bronzo kid, and a paletot of cloth
with a border of fur or leathers is au
elegant model for winter suits. Dark
green and seal brown aro the most de
sirable colors for bueh a dress. The
bounet is a poke of felt with a'vel
vet baud and a largo bird for trim
ming. Black lace flounces that have been
out of use almost for a generation are
being draped ou petticoats and trains of
the stately dresses worn at dinner par
ties. Chantilly, Spanish aud Guipure
are the favorite black laces for flounces.
Bonnets covered with a scarf of the
lac i to match are worn with these
dresses at receptions.
The Italian army and navy now cost
the State $01,000,000 per annum, or
fifty per cent of the whole amount of
the general expenses of the State, in
cluding the cost of public works, and
exclusive only of pnblio debt interest,
railway subventions, and the like.
A woman is under sentence of thirty
five years' imprisonment for selling
liquor at Rutland, Vt., that period
being composed of 200 different terms
for a like number of offences.
Advice to a Mint Young JWiiii.
"I want to see an editor," saida slim
yonng man who wore very light pants,
a hat a'ooat tbo sir.-) and shape of a peanut-shell,
and a collar tbat seemed to
bo always reaching for his chin without
quite getting there, as he opened the
door yesterday afternoon.
"If it's anything about a delightful
reneptit n was held last Thursday even
ing at the residence of our woll-known
fellow-citizon, John Smith, or Miss
Beatrice Perkins will spend the autumn
ut Mukwunugo, you'll have to take it
into tho other room;" said tho horse
reporter, ' because the sciely editor is
out editing a chicken fight this after
noon, and the orders are to ton all the
social gruel over to tbo janitor. To
morrow is window-cloauing day."
"I came up to see," f-aid the yonng
man, "whether one of the editors would
have any objection to giving mo some
advice on a matter in which I am deeply
interested. I may say that"
"You're in lovo, aren't you?'' asked
the horso reporter. "I know you arc,
anyhow," ho continued, without giving
the visitor u chance to answer. "There
is a sort of nervous, Lesita ing, cat
lound in tlio-wiong baek yard air nbont
your actions that gives yon away at
once. What's tho troublo ? Girl gone
back on yoa ?''
"I think not," replied the young man.
,-I cannot believe that uny ono Las
usurped my place iu her uflVctious."
"D.mo what?"
"I say I do not believe her love Las
faltered?"
"You musn't Lave such a Boston way
of talking," said tho horso reporter, "or
wo shan't be able to got along well.
Tho girl hasn't weakenod, you say? '
"No."
"How's tho old man ? Have you cor
rulled Lim ?"
"Do you mean tho young lady's
father?" asked the visitor, a look of
mild astonishment passing over his
countenance.
"Certainly I do," responded the re
porter. "How do yon loom np in tho
parental horizon ?"
"The father of the young lady does
not object to mo," was the reply.
"Well, then, what's Wrong? You
havejhe girl on your side, and her
father is agreeable. It looks to me like
a walk-over for the monoy."
"I hardly think yon understand the
matter," said the young man. "My
trouble is thut tho young lady does not
seem fitted to become tho wife of a
man who wants a helpmeot. She doesn't
seem to have any practical ideas re
garding life."
"Sort of a girly-girl, isn't she?" said
the horse reporter; "always talking
about the identity of the ideal, aud all
su3h mush as that, and wants to know
if the silvered penoilings of moonlight
among the verdure-clad trees are not
weirdly beautiful. I've seen that kind.
They're dasics to keep away from."
"I think you have the right idea,'
replied the visitor, "although your style
of expressing it is somewhat crude."
"It's a pretty tough case," said the
admirer of Maud S. "These girls that
are so eternally wsthetical are generally
first-class feeders though Pve noticed
that. Tho silvery moonbeams never
seem to take away their appetite. I guess
you'd better try the reckless-dissipation
racket that ought to fetch her."
"Try tho whatV"
"The reckless-dissipation racket. The
next time you call on Myrtle, or what
ever her name is, you want to plant
yonrsclf on tho sofa with a eoit of
weary, man-been reading-a-Milwankee
paper look, and put your hand up to
your forehead. Thn when she asks
what's the matter, yon say that her
manner of late has been so cold that it
must be that she does not lovo you, and
that tho thought of losing her was so
maddening that yon have been indulg
ing iu reckless dissipation. If she
doesn't sling herself around some then,
and say that she will ncer, never leave
yon, and how conld yon ever doubt her
love, und all that, I'm no judge
Aud tho horse reporter assumed
Benjamin Franklin look.
"I will act on your suggestion, said
the visitor, taking up his kiss-mo quick
before-I-go hat, and looking out iu a
friendly way over the high-water collar.
"How much dissipation do you think 1
ought to indulge in to produce the
proper effect ?"
"Well," replied tho horse reporter,
"I should imagiue that if you were to
play about two games cf billiards and
drink a strong lemonade, it would
constitute for you the wildest kiud of a
debauch."
A Cincinnati l.'ho,t Story.
The Cincinnati Enqnirer relates the
ghostly experience of a citizen of that
place, who has recently been frightened
almost out of his senses by mysterious
noises in his house. The strictest in
vestigation has failed to explain the
mystery, and the gentleman, although
hitherto not a spiritualist, has been
converted to that faith against his will,
and is preparing to leave a house sub
ject to such unpleasant visitations.
A Woman's Xerve.
Early on Tuesday morning, Mrs.
David Conhaim was aroused from
sleep by a burglar's sttaUby sfep.
She could bear the burglar moving
along on his hands aid knees from the
dining room to the bed room, and at
each stop something struck the floor
which she believed to be either a billy
or revolver. But in the meantime the
burglar Lai takon all her husband's
clothing, which had beoa loft ou a
chair, including a gold watch and
chain and SCO iu cash, and was stealthily
making his way back toward the dining
room door, which opens into a yard
fronting Eleventh street. Mrs. Con
haim concluded that the timo for action
had arrived. Sho left her bed, walked
to a bureau in one corner of the room
wlrereiu a loaded revolver was kept,
and iu doing so must have passed
within a few feet of tho crouching
burglar. After gaining po-session of
the revolver, sho entered the dining
room just as tho bnrglur had passed
ont to the porch, whore ho was found
standing on the step witU most of the
stolen clothing under one iirm, aud the
vest held in tit t right, hand. This
brought them within nbont three feet
of, each other. The bravo lady covered
the thief with tho weipon and ex
claimed :
"Drop the clothes or I will fire I"
Tho response oamn in the sluipo of a
blow over the head and face with the
vest held in the burglar's bund, he
evidently intending to rither blind her
or knock her down with thn weight of
tho heavy gold wotch in tlio pocket.
Luckily, however, the watch (Ipw out
of the pocket, and as Mrs. Conhaim
threw her hand np to ward off the
blow, the chain itrnck between her
finger, close to the watch. Instantlv
she closed her hand over the time-
pi pop, gavo a jerk backward, which
broko the chain, whereupon the burg
lar, with a fierce ost'j, throw the vest
at hor face, unconscious of tho fact
that tho sum of ?f!0 in currency had
been left tmdistnrbed in one of the
pockets.
Th. burglar then started toward
Eleventh street, Mrs. Conhnim tiring
two shots at him, without effect proba
bly, and following him as closely a
passible. When ho reached tho 'side
walk on the latter street ho stopped an
instant, threw up both hands and
dropped all tho clothing on tho side
walk, Mrs. Conhuim picking thm np
and carrying every carmen t lack to the
house St. Paul I'nss.
Curious if True.
Tho St. Louis Republican fays:
"Speaking of mind reading and magne
tism, a few days ago a gentleman, re
cently returned from a European trip,
related an occurrence wherein there
surely seems to be something more than
mere whimsicality or caprice. A lady
well known iu Boston is given as
authority for the story, tho incident
having happened to herself. H!i ', some
time after the murder of Jennie Cramer,
in New Haven, was stopping at a Boston
hotel, and being among the recent arri
vals, was placed at a table devoted to
thoso gnosts of the hostelry, She was
seated at a table directly opposito quitt
a fine-looking man, who seemed per
fectly gentlemanly and polite. Upon
sitting down to tho table the first day
she found she could not eat anything,
and her appetite always faibd hor when
ever she sat down to table with this man
opposite her. For several days in sue
cession when si'tiug at the table hhcfelt
sick, weak aud oppressed with fear, and
was at a loss to explain the singular
coincidence. After thinking the matter
over for somo time she found that slit
always ate heartily on tho few oeessioui"
that the polito gentlemam did not tit
at the tablo with her. She spoke to the
waiter, dosiring another tablo, and
explaining confident! illy the reasons
for which she asked the change. In
accordance with her request she was
placed at another table, and ever after
wards ato very heartily und with nou
of tho sense of oppressiveness whioh
formerly came over her ut tho other
table. She went awav for some t'mo and
came buck to tho same hotel. The
waiter recognized her aud mentioned
tho facts connected with the change of
eating places. Sho had almost forgot
teu tho affair and wondered why tho
waiter called the matter up again. He
asked her if she knew the gentleman
who hnd exercised over her such a pe
culiar, influence. She stated that she
had not the faintest idet of tue man's
character, knowing only that she in
stinctively shrank from him. The
waiter then informed her that her com
panion at tbo table was none other that
the celebrated Walter Malley, who, with
his brother, was accused of the murder
of Jennie Cramer."
The taxable property of Texas has
increased iu amount from 8222 504,073
in 1871 to $357,000,000, its estimated
value in 1881. Galveston county con
taius the largest amount possessed by
any single count; , its tax list aggre
gating $17,741,550.
1 ho trying Evil.
Our beer In full of awful things,
There's to its alla m our caudy;
False notes, too oft, the tenor sinirs,
Our brandy's anything but brandy;
Our tea would make Culustials weep,
Our woolens bubble o'er with cotton;
flood fruit is always on tlio top,
While underneath is placed thn rottoli.
The oyster laughs their skill to scorn,
They can't adulterate potatoes;
liut, though wo know that "ckrsso egi?,"
They often soeui half salaraliiH.
Thn r.njrlinli ale is far behind
The brew that pleased tbo elnoi y Dickons,
Ami I'm convinced wu buy a kind
Of patent liKiium-vitie cliiekens !
Ou with the dance ! We must not daro
To spend a moment iu relb-etiiir',
Sineo what we -at and drink Kiel wear
Is filled wild what we're ii"t expieting.
My farewell words, though few aud sad,
I'ercUaie'o in iv bo Hliti'-ipatld -
Our politicians are so but
'"' cannot be adulterated !
VAHIKITKS.
A wire li 1)01) feet, long over tho river
Kistnah in India is tlm longest in tho
world. It is stretched botweon two
hills l,t!l0 feet hifh.
A New York letter carrier was ar
reted for stealing money letters, when
it was discovered that ho had four wives.
No wonder ho had to steal.
'The proper stndy of mankind is
man." Pope know better than to say
' woman." Woman is too deep a study
for anvbodv to undertake.
Judge Allen, of Boston, called up a
lawyer in open court nnd compelled
b'rn to refund a foo of 8'25 from a poor
woman whoso c ise ho hud utterly neg
lected. Brown "Did you say, sir, that I
could lie as fast a a horse conld trot?"
Frog "No. sir, I simply suid that few
horses could trot as fast as you oonld
lie." Brown "Oh I"
An old bachelor recently gave the
following toast: Women-the morn
ing star of infuuoy, tho day star of min
hood, tho evening star of age. Bless
our stars, and mav they always bo kept
at a telescopic distance.
A French cheuii-t bus di' covered that
the flavor of checio is determined by
tho germs in the atmosphere. The
germs must be in a stato cf rapid
decomposition where Limburger is
manufactured.
"How fur is it to Manaynnk? ' asked
a weary man, who was going there
afoot. "Seven miles," was the reply.
"Whom do you wish to soe there?"
Faith, it's meself I'd like to woo there,"
was tho retort.
There is a man ont iu Sonora who
rejoices in feet that are seventeen inohes
in length, and fiuds further pride in tho
possession of u sweetheart who cannot
get h. r feet in Lis bcots. Emigrants ,
from St. Louis ?
Rome is asserted, to be unprecedent
edly healthy. Last winter only sixteen
English Protestants died there, of
whom all were over OS and ouo 97.
The municipality contemplates, further
improvements ou a groat scale.
Tho Rev. Sunrise Dana, an Oneida
Indian, is traveliug as a revivalist. Ho
tells his congregation that his pious
mother called him to her deathbed and
asked him to go to a secluded place)
and pray. He did so, aud hoard a loud
voice from heaven commanding him to
throw away his tomahawk and scalping
knifo. A great bull of iho burst over
his Load, and other phenomena marked
his conversion. n adds that his triho
refnsed to beiiove his story, and re
mained scoffers.
Terrible Scene in a Church.
While tho n-mal Wednesday night
services wero going on in tho Roxboro,
N. C, Baptist Clinrch, which was
crowded, the immense chandelier, hold
ing twelve largo kerosene lamps, and
suspended from the oeiling, broke and
fell in tho midst of tho congregation.
As tho chandelier fell, tho lamps wero
overturned and spread hissing sheets of
tiro in every direction, and in an in
stant tho church and many of tho con
crega'ion wero in flames and others
wero stilbd by tho black oil smoko,
which quickly filled tho building. Men,
women and children were soon crowded
together in ono linddlinT mos, all
panic stricken. Tho minister was
among the first to recover his presence
of mind, and he at once called to the
deacons to preserve order, and persuade
tho congregation to be calm. This had
tho desired effect, and as soon an tbo
minister, who fortunately had a stento
rian voice, shouted the names of tho
different church officers present they
began at onco to break ppen the doors
and windows, aud organized to remove
the women and children. The church,
which is a largo frame building, with
out galleries, bad four doors and la'go
windows on each side, and fortunately
was not raised high above the ground,
The congregation, thorefero, were ena
bled to get out without delay. Several
ladies and an old gentleman were badly
inpnred bv the falling chandelier. Num
bers of others were burned by the oil,
but up to this hour no deaths are re
ported, but it is feared that four of
those present, all young ladies, will die
from the effect of the flames.
    

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