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One f"v one year
no copy, six mouths .
One copy, t In months
$ 2. on
jer! did yon cull me?
My wants nre but few,
And (jencrous Kuliiro
Gives 1110 mine tlimi niv due.
Tho air mid the suindiine,
Fresh wilier hiiiI health,
And licart to enjoy tlivm
All these mo tnv ucilii.
My wraith is substantial
Although in the mint
I ennnoteonvey it,
In whole or in put t ;
Vet if I enjoy it ,
Wlml signifies more?
I'm lord of the ocean;
I'm King of the idioie!
Weullh eonld procure mo
lint plensuro nn. I cmo:
I've boili in my puilcti
F.ciic ith tin1 green trees;
I've liolli ill my culture,
My lain ics to feed:
I've both in my conscienre,
What more do I need?
Yes, I am sure that would bo tho
lipst plan," in Used Jean Scott aloiul,
clasping her hands around her knees,
uiitl looking up through thu trees at a
little patch of clear sky shining clown be
tween the leaves. '-.Mr. Stuart is rich
and handsome," here she sighed with
out any known reason. "Phndie ought
to marry him--slio must do it and
h t that stupid John liarnard go. I am
sure positively sure. Victor Stuart
would suit her best, and 1 will make
It was Sunday afternoon, and Jean
sat out under a big oak tree in the
front yard. A book lay on the grass
beside her, and a little crippled chicken,
rescued from the horso lot, nestled in a
fold' her huff linen gown.
Shi' t'as a supple, slender girl, olive
skinif , prey-eyed and Hack-haired,
and jit. In Icring on eighteen.
Wilb the culu confidence of inex
'jerience and positive ignorance, she
..ad made up her mi ml to meddle in a
very ib'lieatn matter namely, a lovo
The Scotts wore country people,
owned a good farm and lived comfort
ably, and John Hariiard, a neighboring
fanner, had long loved Phobe, the
eldest daughter uf the house and a very
pretty girl of twenty.
The matter had not disturbed Jean
until two things occurred. Tier-father
suffered some reverses of fortune, and
A'ictor came up from Xew Orleans.
She felt peculiarly grateful to him,
for he was not only young, handsouio
and rich, but he had also saved her life
on a certain occasion, when she had
be n more reckless than wise, in run
ning a horse-race with her brother.
Her pony took it infolds head to run
away, and Mis- Jean's white neck
might have been broken had it not
been for the timely appearance of Mr.
Stuart, who threw himself in front of
the unruly horse and cheeked him.
That encounter led to a closer ac
quaintance with the 'aniily, and the
oung man h.itl called several times.
He rode up to.' the gate, and .dis
mounted, while j.tn sat -m the grass
and meditated on her plan.
The color leaped to her cheeks at
sight of him, :.nd a thrill shot through
her heart. How happy any woman
might bo to win his love- -he looked so
bravo and handsome.
Now she had always been a little shy
before him: but to-day she rose to meet
him with a smile, and a slim hand ex
tended. The gentleman replied warmly to her
'You take compassion on all afflicted
creatures?" he remarked, glancing
down at the little downy chick which
rested on the grass, with its broken
"eg bound up with a lit of linou.
Jem lifted it tenderly.
"Ah yes. Poor little weakling! its
life is but a frail thing, but precious
to it no doubt. I love not pain or suf
fering, liu'. pardon me. I will not
keep you standing out here."
"it is very pleasant, 1 "
"l!ut much pleasanter in tho house,"
she said hastily, confused by the way
his eyes dwelt upon her. "Coin, Mr.
"Till yon come also?"
When I have cared for this wound
ed chick yes, sir, perhaps. Pho-be is
in the parlor."
And when he had reluctantly de
parted, she sac down again and hid her
face in tier hands, her heart beating
quick and loud.
"'Tis only his way only his way,
nd I am a foolish, weak-minded
creature to allow his pleasant words
and kindly glance to affect me."
She had not long to sigh over her
folly or scold herself for it.
Another young man had Arrived on
the scene, and she ran.'t prepar- o
He was an honest, good-look i eg
faMier, and from her childhood Jean
had known and liked him; but to-day
ehe must crush any presumptuous
hopes he-might possibly entertain re
"flood evening, Jean."
She had picked up In bonk again,
and wis apparently much interested in
it, for all it was wrong end up.
'Good evening, John," in a calmly
"Is Pho-be a', home?"
"Yes; she is in the parlor, entertain
His face fell.
"Yes Mr. Stuart."
'He here again?" said poor John
Hainanl, a faint spark of jealousy in
his heart gathering heat and strength.
"Yes, certainly; but go in. I'a and
ma are in the sitting-room. The boys
are not at home, I am sorry to say."
"f)h, no; I'll just go rn hack home.
I suppose that fellow will stay all the
"Mr. Stuart? Very probably ho
Rut hardly had Mr. Harnanl ridden
dejectedly away when Victor Stuart
came out again.
tilling so early?" said Jean, arching
her pretty dark brows in surprise.
"Yes; I have an engagement to dine
in town. Hut lirst give me a rose
'At, one noc
One rose - but out', by thou- f.cr tlngi-is mild,
Weir worth n hundred kie ni''J on hn
!i rYipitaite Ibiiti thine!' "
he quoted, too low for her to catch the
full meaning of the words.
She hurriedly picked a handful of
half-blown creamy roses, and gave
th--m to him.
Hut not another glance could he win
from her, though a tell-tale ob'r stole
up htr soft throat into her cheeks, be
traying confusion ami tumult of heart,
and he rodo gaily away, half crushing
the sweet rose against his lips.
The sun ha 1 dropped much lower in
the we.-t, and the yard was all in deep
purplish shade, when l'lnrle came out
where her younger .si-t-r reposed on
tho grass, her hands cktsped over her
knees, her eyes like the eyes of a dream
er. "What are you thinking about?" in
quired Miss Scott.
"Nothing," starting up.
"Interesting subject. Yon have
been completely absorbed. What a dull
day this has been! I thought perhaps
John liarnard would come," looking
carefully at her plump white bauds.
"He did, but I sent him away," said
"Sent him away?"
"liewuse Mr. Stuart was here, and 1
did not suppose you would care to be
"You take a good deal for granted.
What do I c:re for Mr. Stuart? If
you have offended Mr. John liarnard,
1 will never forgive you- -never!"
And placid Plucbe's eyes dashed, and
she turned away in anger.
"(iood gracious! docs she really love
him. and am I sacrificing lev sister to
a .heartless match-making machine?
Hut how can she love him after seeing
Mr. Stuart ? Oirls are queer creatures!"
mused Jem. somewhat troubled at the
mischief she had made.
she felt positively guilty when, wak
ing one night, she heard her sister
A week had passed, but the jealous
young fanner kept to his own grounds
at least the Scotts did not see any
thing of him.
"What is the matter, I'luche?" Jean
inqi ired tenderly.
"Nothing at all."
"Are you troubled about about
John?" dragging the words out hesi
tatingly. "Well, 1 am sorry you wounded the
feelings of ono who has always been
".So am 1, but I did it for your good.
I promise you I will never meddle
"Why did you do it?" curiously.
And then Jean made a clean con
fession of her matchmaking.
"Hut, of course, if you intend to
grieve your eyes out about John liar
nard, I give lip the whole affair."
1'hcebe listened, first rather shocked,
then greatly amused.
"Oh, you blind, silly child. What a
mad scheme. Mr. Stuart cares no
more for me than any other indifferent
acquaintance. Do you think he loves
"I think he would if you encouraged
him. Why shouldn't he? You are
sweet and lovely."
l'hipbe leaned over and kissed her,
touched by her honest love and admi
ration. "There, child, go to sleep; for yon
seem to be eight instead of eighteen."
Now Jean longed to undo her work
to bring back her sister's love but
not a word of this did she breathe. It
were best left untalked of until ac
complished, she wisely thought.
And fate thrpw the chance in her
way the very next afternoon.
Returning from the village she met
John Barnard face to face in throid.
"Why, how doyou do, John' Where j
PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, SEPTEMBER II, 1881.
have you been for this week past?"
she said w ith a friendly smile.
"At home," he rather grnllly replied.
"Why have you not been rniiurl
ludn't know that I would bn wel
come." "Why, John!" in shocked tones.
"Well, to tell you the truth. Jean. I
did not believe I'luche would cflre to
se me." '
"Indeed, she does care; bub 1 shall
not tell you anything about it," iiiaking
a move as though to pass Utu
"Oh, yes, Jean, please '' ..' nero is
that fellow Stuart?"
"I really cannot tell you whme Mr
Stuart is. It is not piea-am to hear i
him culled 'that fellow.' " I
"AVhat for? Xow you are very un-
reasonable, and if you want to know.
anything more, you mci st. Pluebe.
"One question! Are they -are (hey
'Kngaged? flood heavens, no! Who
ever dreamed of such a thing?" sh ex
claimed with as much astuuishment as
though she had not bee i planning to
that very end.
"Poor fellow, he does lovo her. It
was a shame to make him suffer so," sho
thought, watching him as he walked
on blithely whistling. "I will never
try matchmaking again never!" sho
continued aloud. "Hut what doe-i tho
old song say?"
"If you do not succeed, try, try
again," said a laughing voice close be
side her, and blushing, she turned to
face Victor Stuart. "Care marks your
brow. Miss Jean; tell me your trouble
"ot for the world," she cried
quickly and with energy.
'Why not ? 1 do assure you I will
keep the secret, if secret it bo, and give
all tne cnmfoi t I can."
"Thank you; but, 1 am not in need
of sympathy." she said, walking on.
He kept at her side, carrying his gun
on one arm.
"Well. I am, for 1 love a girl- a
sweet, beautiful, lovable girl; but lam
afraid she does not love me."
lie stole a glance at the sober young
face shaded by tho broad-brimmed hat.
It turned white, rather than red. an I a
faint quiver passed over tho sweet s ift
"Have you asked her?" she managed
to say very t'leadily
It was dreadful to hear him talk oj
"N'o; she is young, and I do not
want, to bo too ha-ty. Hut I hn bet
with all my heart, all my soul, and il
she wculd but marry itie -" Hi
drew a long breath, his eyes alight ilb
love's lire, "Tell me, Jean, shall I wait
a while longer, or can I ask her now ?'
"po as you think best."
They wero walking along a shady
path, almost in sight of a h.uise
Stuart (lung down his gun, and stretch
ed out his hands to Jean.
"Then say that you will be my wife
Jean, for you are my lovo!"
So ended Jean's first and la.-t attempt
l'lio'lio lives contentedly with hei
farmer, while Jean is in the city and is
Mrs. Victor Stuart.
Uiinn on Must,
Dust destroys as much property ev
ery year as any other natural agency
except lire. In Penver this is espec
ially true, as there dust is of a pecu
liarly penetrating quality. It can get
into houses through crevices that
would bar out even those angels, (
hundred thousand of whom can stan'1
on a point of a pin. Post is an ex
pensive luxury, which in these harO
times we cannot afford to indulge in.
It soils the windows.
It injures the furniture.
It ruins the books and pictures.
It doubles the cost of keeping th
It wears out clothing.
It doubles the wash bill.
It destroys shoe leather.
lt increases the expense and troublt
of keeping the person tidy.
It damages all kinds of goods.
It spoils the groceries.
It is deleterious to dry goods.
Is is hurtful to cigars and tobacco.
It plays the mischio; with drugs.
It devastates jewelry and watches.
It is hard on hardware.
It is the bane of the furnituri
It spoils the temper of the bank
It takes away the . appetite, and sc
fleeces the restaurant.
It represents all the aesthetic aspira
Hons, and so blights the life of the art
It drives all music from the soul ;
and thus fosters treason's strategic! j
It confuses the doctor, mixes up tl.t j
lawyer, and lays a terrible burden oi
the piety of the minister. !
It corrodes the temper of all.
It is bad, baleful, malign, dire, do j
structive, detestible, deadly. H it
azotic IteMWr Trt
IVIiii I'ulltd the HUM ' roll!
I'i ullor day, I'm sid to siv,
i lur Hale torment.- lie- Kitty,
V try in vain to undo- Ins reign,
More kind and full of it v.
"Hi- can be made,'' bitid alitor P-.cle,
' To treat tho poor thin:; heller.
There, nnuvhty M il"' - llnn'l p-il In i t ul'
Now lei her po' now lei her'"
"1 don't," (and higher mounts his iie,
Till sister's phimliiiir cools it.)
"1 just eateh hold" (nn l truth he told.)
" And the Kitty pulls, ii' '
Snmrthlnu About t IhIim.
Let's take this Saturday to g i ft di
ng. If we fish from a wharf or lo,'
! or boat we may sing and talk as loud
j ;l3 w wiUi m, we must ,.w.p , ,et al
' lalul, HS j(,t ((s mwsib,U- whv?
liecaiise the lislt will feel us. Fish do
not hear, but they feel in place of it.
At a great fih exhibition in New
York State a few years ago Seth (ii n
proved this fact to the people in a
very plain manner. He place I a brass
baud among the aquaria, and at a
given signal every horn blew its
loudest bias. Not a fish in any of the
tanks moved. Mr. (ireen then took
out his knife ami struck a blow on a
iron rod running along in front uf iho
tanks, and lo! every fish made a siid
len jump as the jar reached him. If
you are on a wharf keep the feet si ill.
If your are jn M i,a';, i, . twice ,.
aulioiM, livery i rid u -II lie i
op by the wator an I can o- i along for
Let's post ourselves a bit as we fish.
Now, then, if you fish for rock-bass
drop your hook near an old wreck
close to the pile of a wharf down be
side a rock. Tluse bass are what
might be called domestic fish. They
make their homes in one spot instead
of travelling about. They will bite
either minnow or worm. Hlack bass
feed in weedy spots and along tho
channel banks. Mullet and suckers
will take the bait only when the hook
rests upon the bottom. A pickerel will
bite at your hook much quicker if it is
Kvery species of . Ims its regdar
hours for feeding, the saineasyoii have
for taking your men!-, but bass and
pickerel digest ther o it tli so. west,
anil are therefore most a' ways hungry.
A pike or pickerel weighing ten
pounds will pull a tie id weight of
twenty pounds oil a level ba;ik when
hooked. These same lish have been
known to jump al least four feet clear
of the -ui face, and to throw themselves
from one pond into a iolher.
"Can a (ish see at night ?"
"Just as well a - a cat,"
"Poes be evi r sleep?"
"lie doos. If you v;t' h a goldllsh
for a day or two you wdl find him
taking occasional napfi."
"How last can a lish swim?"
"If man could invent s.-nm way to
get up a race between fishes the result
would astonish you. A pickerel is
probably one of the swiftest of our
fresh water lish. He moves for a
short distance so fi-t that you can
simply see a lla-t'o. Almost every
species of lish can see .n a 1 sides and
behind him a-i well as in front. Their
gills are the most delicate filter in the
world. Kvery tooth in the mouth of a
lish which preys upu other
lish is set in such a way that
every attempt to escape fastens the
victim more firmly. A red-horse or
mullet weighing live pounds could not
take a small apple into its mouth. A
Iike weighing three pounds could al
most swallow a m ni's list. When a
' bass is tirst hooked he will run toward
j you. A pike or pickerel will run from
A shcepshead and doglish will
jump for the surla'-e. A mullet will
I dive for the bottom.
"Indeed, my boy, if I wero your
j teacher I'd sooner post you on cur do
tuestie fish, their anatomy, habits, eti
than to have von sit for two hours and
rattle off to me in a sing-song way:
"fioose creek rises in the northeast
ern part of Japan and the Virgin
I i. mils nre in the Caribbean sea- and
the soil of the Cannibal Islands uill
grow cross-eyed men and hump-backed
women without fcitil;cis, etc. 31.
A Thief Instead of a Corpse.
In the city uf Mexico, where it is
nothing strange for funerals to take
place at -l a. in., permission was asked
to idace a coffined corpse in the church
tne niglt i,efore. The eofliti was taken
jn an, placed before the altar, and the
chur,.h iocked up. I Miring the night
the dogs of tho 8acristan made a great
noisei an(j on the jir jest Rin!T into the
(hvm.h he S(lw a Innn jumping off the
altHr on whi(.n stood one of the images,
He called assistance, but no trace
could be found of the Intruder. At
,ength they ,0()ke(, ,n t)e rn)n
..lln(i livirir ,hlpf in ,..,. nf
corpse, and in his possession all thr
I most valuable jewels of the church.
( II TI l-.K IN MCK.N Mi".
Tnr Piysicl'Mit'f. Son O-illrrl
" rjrr-ious Tliinr."
A Humorist Who Struggle! Wih the
Appellation of " Bird in "
It is wonderful how college boys
grasp at the least Ciing to make it un
comfortable for one of their milliner.
A son of President Arthur, who is at
Princeton college, has his life made a
burden to him by being called by the
nickname of "Precious Thing." He is
never called by any name except Pre
cious Thing, and it galls hi in. The way
he got the name was peculiar. The
President took the young man to Prince
ton, when he entered that college, and
the boys gave the great, man and his
son a Hi-renade. The President ac
knowledged the compliment, anl made
a little speech, in which he said: "You
can see how much I think of Princeton,
!y my leaving my son, I he most precious
thing I have in life, here with you."
I'he youog galoots and educational
Imodiums gave Ihreu cheers for the
President, and then some one proposed
'hiee cheers more for "his piecious
'.hing," and that settled it. Young
Arthur, alluded to by his father as the
iiiost precious thing in life, becomes a
precious thing in ridicule. If a bey
.oiild bo called a "precious thing" by
,;irls, wi b all the name implies, it
would not be bad, but to have six
hundred boys constantly calling him a
"Precious Thing" is too much, and the
young man is broke up. It is "Here,
you Precious Thing, lend me your jack
knife," or "Precious Thing, pull down
your vest," until he wishes he were
dead. His father meant the expression
as one of endearment, showing the love
he bore his son, and "he supposed he
was addressing a lot of human beings
with hearts concealed about their per
sons, but they were only college hams,
with no respect for tho decencies of
life, and they would make fun of any
thing. The president can't take his
son away from there and send him to
another college, as tho name would
follow him, so he has to bear it as best
he can. Hut he would give a goo I
deal to hae his name chang d.
It beats all bow a nickname once
given to a boy will follow him through
life. We once knew a freckled, red
luaded boy who was homely enough to
stop a clock. His mother did not be
lieve that be was homely, because he
win her pet. and it was her habit to
call him I Sir lie." At hoinp he did
not mind it so much, but as he grew
older he was afraid the good mother
would some day call him "Hirdie" in
the presence of the other bovs, : n I he
knew what ellect i would have, tine
day a dozen boys were playing in the
mud, and the mother of the freckled
boy needed him in her business, so she
went out with her apron over her head,
in yelling distance of the boys, and
sang out, "Hirdie. coine lure right
away." As "Hirdie" dropped the mud
pie he was building and staited home
across lots he heard the boys snicker
and one of them said, "O. come Hirdie
come, ml live with in?." I'he freckled
boy knew that from that moment he
would never hear the last of "lludie,"
and he was right. The next time he
showed up among the boys one of them
said, "O. here comes Hirdie! Look at
him. He must be a red headed wood
p cker." That settled it. lie was
called nothing but "Hirdie" from that
out. He tried whipping the boys for
calling him the pet name. Imt got
whipped oftener (ban he whipped his
antagonist, and for lilt. 'en years, or
until he had arrived al man's estate, he
was familiarly called "Hirdie." He got
accustomed to it after a few years, so
that be could live through it, but it
was a long struggle, and a hard one.
Finally he went away from the plate,
out into the world, and for thirty years
struggled along, until tinal.y he had
accumulated some money and bad
built up a good business. Last year he
went back to the old home for a few
days. Ho was gray, and corpulent, an I
fat, and jolly. He wanted to find
siime of the old boys, and inquired for
them. All were gone, scattered to the
four winds, by death, going west, etc.,
all except one, who was on a farm.
A gray haired man was out In a field,
on top of a wagon load of fertilizer,
pitching it off with a pitch-fork. Tho
visitor went up to the wagon, spoke to
the farmer, wno stopped pitching the
unsavory mas, long enough to spit on
his hands and look at the visitor. He
looked a moment at the man on the
ground, a smile broke over his face,
and he shouted: "I s wow to gosh if it
ain't Hirdie,"' and he got down off the
load and hugged us until we couldn't
hardly breathe, and male us go in the
house and stay to dinner. Though
thirty years had passed, and each had
almost forgotten the other, in a mo
ment the old school flays came up, and
it was "Hirdie" a'jain. Hut, it was not
bad to take. T ' Precious Thing" at
Princeton may be annoyed, but some
day, thirty years from n- w, V- .-. i I be
glad to have one of the hoys call him
by the nickname. I'f k's Sun.
A Weed Hint Catches Fish.
An enemy to carp and other lish cul
tivated in aquariums and ponds, has
appeared in an unsuspected quarter, a
water-weed, hitherto regarded as
harmless, or even beneficial, having
turned out to be insidiously destruc
tive. This is tho bladderwort whose
feathery leaves, set about its sub
merged stems in pretty whorls, make
it one of the most attractive aquari
um plants. It derives it name from
the fact that in the axils of every leaf
are one or more bladder-like appen
dages each as large as medium-sied
shot, which, during the llowering time
of the plant, buoy il at the soif.e e.
These minute bladders open at the top
by a small aperture, surrounded with
cilia- and guaidod behind by an elastic
ati'l sensitive membrane; and it ha-
long 1 n known that they forme. 1 a
trap in u lii--h m cat numbers of infu
soria were captured and dissolved,
their bodies goin-r to nourish the plant.
The sudden mortality of young
roach and pen h in an aquarium, led
to the discovery that infant fishes,
; w hi n only a quarter or a third of an
; inch in length, may be caught a well
las the animalcules. Nosing about
' among the leaves in search of a shcUer
; ing nook, they become entangled in
the cilia- of the bladders, get within
, reach of th- mouth of the trap, which
i closes, when touched, by a spasmodic
contractu n of the sensit ive membrane,
j and are held prisoners until they starve
j to deal Ii. t hie small sprig of the plant,
shown in a phial at I he rooms nf the
, I ' nit ril .Mates 1'ish Commission, had
thus caponed a doen inexperienced
perch. What thousands of promising
i lish may be thus cut off in a pond in
j tested with this weed may be imagined,
j There are fifteen species of bladder-
wort in the United Mates. AVw York
The Seven Hltiles or Hie World.
The seven Hibles of the world nre
the Koran of the Mohainme Ians, the
Tri Pit ikes of the Huddhists, the Five
Kings ol the Chinese, the three Yedas
of the Hindoos.! he endavesta. and the
Script uresof the Christians. The Koran
is the most recent of these, dating
about the seventh century after Christ,
It is a compound of quotations from
the Old and New Testament, the Tal
mud and the tiospel of St. Harnabas
The Fddas of the Scandinavians were
lirst publishel in the fourteenth cen tury.
The Pitikes of the Huddhist
contain sublime morals, and pure as
pirations, and their author lived and
died in the sixth century before Christ.
There is nothing of excellence in these
sacred books not found in the Hible.
The sacred writings of the Chinese are
called the Five Kings, the word
"Kings" meaning web of cloth. They
contain the best sayings of the best
sages on the duties of life. These say
ings can not be traced farther back
than eleven hundred years before
Christ. The three Veda are the most
ancient books of the Hindoos; and
they are believed to date not clewn
hundred years before Christ. The
Zendavcsta of the Persians is the
greatest of the sacred books next to
our Hible. Zoroaster, whose savings
it contains, was born in the twelfth
century before Christ. Moses lived
fifteen hundred vears before Christ.
Tho Imperial Canal of China is ovef
MOO miles long In the year Msl was
completed the greatest undertaking ol
the kind in Kuropc, the canal or
l.anguedoc, or the Canal du Midi, to
connect the Atlantic with the Mediter
ranean; its length is 1 is miles, it has
more than l(Hi locks, and about T0
aqueducts; and in its highest part it is
no less than f'OO feet above the sea; it
is navigable for vessels of upward of
lOu tons. The largest ship canal in
Europe is the great North Holland
canal, completed in 12. It is l.M
teet wide at the w ater surface, :tl feet
wide at the bottom, and has a depth nf
20 feet; it extends from Amsterdam to
the Holder. M miles. The Caledonian
canal, in Scotland, has a total length of
fin miles, including II lakes. The Sue
Canal is Ml miles long, of which tit!
miles are actual canal. The Erie canal
is -Vo mile long; the Ohio canal,
, Cleveland to Portsmouth, 'M2; the
j Miami and Erie, Evansville to the
I Ohio line. :17I The Sue. Canal is 20
i feet 4 inches ueep, "2 feet ." inches
! wide at bottom. ;i20 feet wide at water
' surface. Length a little short of 100
miles. Thp Panama Caual is to be 45 J
miles in length.
j While the population of this country
! doubled in the last thirty years, the
i number of insane, imbecile, blind and
deaf has increased five fold. In the
year 1S:(0 theie were eight insane asy
! uius in the Unites States; there are
j now over ninety
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Sometimes you will look hueli to thManrigh
With tearful eyes.
And think of nil our quiet. Imppy ways
With soils nud si;;hs.
You will remember how we read, or tn'kei"
In this denr room ;
Or, summer evenings how wo rode or wttlked
Thro' frugriitit frlooni.
Snmeliine-i alone, 01 ill a busy throng
Aiin will ring
Soli, i leu- mill bweel. nn echo of coino onj
We med to film ;
Mel nit, niruke or sb-ejiin. you'll lei-nll
Tin- eoy room
Hook-, iim-ie, e cu llie pictures on the wall
And dowers in bloom.
You wili ri'tiieiiiliiT evi i teudei word
N eu've ni I lo me.
'I he knowledge that o-.i'e spoken no IviiM
ill eoliili.H lliee
Sum Inn,. oi'! weep and pin. hut fill il
A- I'm ou ioa.il.
I'.M on- -boil leiui in ies iio-n k'iiei mi l eiir
le- m l i v e i!i n I iim-i le i .-e thn
Spoil on the sun - A boy's Irerkles
yrissors grinders irenorally drive p
The tallow-dip swallowers of Itussi;
arc what iniglit b-- called li:;!i' eaters.
Dai u in says tlicie is a living prin
ciple in Iruit. We suppose ho refers
to t iie worms.
Win n a ir.a-i is abom to snee.o h
had r.iilier do that than anything elsi
in the world
"I'm at your scrvkv, ina.lain," sair
the polite burglar, wher caught with
his arms full ol silve ware.
Little .lack: "My mamma's ne
fan is hand-painted." Little Hick
"Pooh! Who cares? Our wholf
Father "I never imagined that
your studies would cost me so much
money." Student -"Yes, and I don't
study nun h, either."
A Frenchman is trying to teach t
donkey to talk. Whot we want ir
this cou.itry is a man who will teach
donkeys not to talk.
"Dear me!" said a lady the othet
evening, " bow the china era?e it
growing! Here's a .'ev York elnl
that is paying i?.'!(KM for a pitcher."
Xot as broad as it is long: Sleeping
cur conductor - "You can roll in when
ever you want to." Fat man "Yes,
and roll out when I don't want to."
si iPMiuc suurs.
A ilash of lightning has been photo
graphed' by W. ('. Hurley of the
Telegraphic signals have now been
sen', through T.ooo miles of wire and
at a speed of twelve words a minute
Hired messnei-s were sent from Loir
don to Calcutta.
The city of Canteens was destroyed,
with In.uiNi lives, in about half a
minute. Lisbon was overthrown in
live or six minutes. There is thus a
on a i variation in the number nf
shocks of carlhqua'.es and in the
intervals bet ecu them.
Prol. Miall saystli.it there are to be
found associated with seams of coal,
ad especially with the uinlei lying
shale, the flattened impression ; of
creatines which once had life, though
at first strenuously doubted.
Expel iiiu-iiis I iy Prol, Mairgioramof
Iciiiie to is - i tain I he inlluence ol the
magnet upon the animal orgauiat ion
gave result:, which an- lively to modify
the uses of magnet i-eleet ricit v. Kirgs
placed in tin-current were delayed in
development, were smaller than the
average sie, and some ol 1 hem appear
ed without the yolk. The chickens,
were piecm ions (a sign of organic
interim ity i, w ere horn lame or rickety,
mil sh'Wed remarkable distutliances
at the nervous centres.
A committee appointed to investi
gate the discharge of sewage into the
Thames Hiver has reported that liquid
-ntering at Harking is transported
many miles up river in the face of
the powerful descending stream of
land water. Xu one bad supposed
before that sewage could pollu e the
water far above the point of its dis
charge into a rapid river.
A singular case of displacement of
the heart by accident the second re
corded in medical annals was reer-nt-Iv
described by Ir. W. II T. Winter,
of Dublin. A young man of nineteen
fell from a high wall, dislocating hi3
shoulder and displacing three ribs.
The heart was displaced downward
and to the left about half its own
Jlameter, and did not recover its posi
tion. The patient still suffers after
were exertion, hut perfect reeovery,
with permanent displacement, is an-icipated.
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