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95 iUtsccllaurcuo. Death in a Palaoc. LoN DON", ,h:iK' "JI. il.ui tin QiU'Mi of Siain liul this The afternoon Standard MaJ roiTi'ftiontlent, telegraphing be fore the death of Que-n .Mercedes, savs: The King and members of the royal family are asem!U'd around" the Queen's !ed. The .Ministers were aiiininoned to the jahice early this morning and in the Foreign Olliee all the ehiefs of the diplomatic corps are asseinhled. The palace gates are closed. There is an immense crowd outside the LMtes. held hack hv the guards. The scene is most impressive. A later dispatch from Madrid to the Standard says: The Queen passed the later hours of her illness in a state of unconsciousne s. King Alfonso remained at her bedside until the end. Deep commisera tion is expressed by all classes. The Ministers will Communicate the intelligence of the death of the (Jc.eeii to the Cortes this evening. Spanish marriages proverbially :ire unlucky, and the sad ending to the latest Spanish marriage is not calculated in anywise to change the superstitious feeling tiiat has iriown up relative to the matrimo nial projects of the reigning house uf Spain. Almost before her bri dal roses have faded, the young lateen Marie de las Mercedes, wife of Alfonso XII., has passed away. There is not much to be told of this por little woman who has left this world for a better, while still in all the freshness and bloom of her earlv womanhood. She was the third ami youngest daughter of the Dae de Montpensier by the Infanta L misa, of Spain, and was born at Madrid June 24, Isr.U. She was a charming little body, pure Spanish, with u-ry black hair and eyes, line features, and with a ligure round and full: and she was endowed wiii; :t character as lovable as her person wa low lv. Frank, ingenious true-Im-ui ted, she was an ideal woman, thelikof whom rarely has worn km.i ruber-. The delightful de scription given ol her in the re cently published ' School Days of a Queen ' (in S-rilmvr) show how entirely she won the hearts of all who came within the circle of which she was the centre. Her mirriage it is pleasant to know, was a srenuine love match. Such an alliance was a trille irregular, hut the Cortes smiled upon it even if some of the royal relatives did not, and on the '.'-'id of January last the wedding was right royally celebrated, and it is pleasant to know that her honeymoon, though now ended so sadlv, has been a happy one. The first announce ment of her illness was made on Wednesday, the l'Jth, although foi several days previous she had suf fered from fever and appetite. On Friday she manifested symptoms of gastric fever and from that time onward steadily grew worse, her death being hastened by a violent hemorrhage. She died very quiet ly at last; by her side her royal husband, who was to her only a lover, not a king. A Nurse and two Children Swallowed by a Quick sand. Much has been said in our daily I'les against the habit on the part of drivers dumping on the levee the rice chaff from the mills in the hatmru. We have been called upon several times to chronicle the nar iuv escape from death of children 'ii these treacherous places, and et no notice has been taken to wurn people of their dangers. On I'riiluv evening two children of a w'lI-known and prominent citizen were told to go out and take a walk the levee to enjoy the river freeze. The muse holding the inldreii by the hand, started, and reaching the levee saw across the !,:ttture what appeared to be a soft :Ul,l yielding straw. This rice !mtT iloats and is in thiVn :i,Mut four feet. To the eye it '"J'ks like solid ground, covered Wlth the hulls, but beneath this de (vltive covering there isaconsider u,Jlf depth of water, and one step M,i this piicksaud and the venture-j-'jme party is immediately up to 113 neck in the chalT, and neither -wiiii ming nor the most violent L'xmhm can he extricate himself. nurse started to cross this de rive Hut, when she, with the two two children, immediately sal k. Fortunately she touched bo! to. ii just as the chaff came up to her nec!v, and, b a dc.-perate e.- enion, sue KCpi t ie i tos oi ni ; little on-s above ut til aid came, i Her cries lor help were heard after i awhile and ail were rescued. Had j tin- water been a trifle deeper nurse i I - and children would never have be.-n heard of, and all the detective skill would not ferret out what had become of them. .tir Orhans Ih tilll' l'ilt. A Few Hints. Water can be kept cool fur drink ing in warm weather by the follow ing method : ot fresh water, let it 1 e kept in an unglazed earthenware pitcher wrapt around with two or three folds of coarse cotton cloth kept constantly wet. The theory of cooling water in this manner is the absorption of heat from it. by the evaporation of the moisture in the cotton cloth. Kxpansion pro duces cold, compression heat. A French chemist asserts that if tea be ground like coll' ( before hot water i poured upon it, it will v;.-ld iicany double the amount of it- exhilarating qualities. Ano ther writer says, if you put a piece oi lump sunar, t he size of a walnut, into a teapot, you will make the tea infuse in half the time. Wire clothes-lines are getting to be used by all persons who have found out how much superior they are to the common rope. We have had one in use more than a year. It is r.ever lemoved, and if the sup porting posts r re lirm there is no sajririnir. Of course it must be iral vanied wire about the thickness of tint used for telegraphs. Hoiax is said to be superior to every thing else for exterminating the cockroach. The smell or touch of borax, it is said, is certain death to them. To color a lloor, to a strong lye of wood ashes add enough copperas for the required oak shade. Put this on with a mop, and varnish afterwards. The French have discovered that the white of an erg given in sweet cued water is a sure cure for croup. The remedy is to be repeated till a cure is effected. Urease can be removed as fol lows : Put on powder of French chalk, and place a piece of blotting paper over it; then pass a hot iron over the blotting-paper. The heat lhpiclics the grease, the chalk ab sorbs it, and the excess of grease is absorbed by the blotting-paper. CATCHING LIONS FOR A THEATRE. How Macomo Bagged Five Fine Fellows for D'Ennery, the Dramatist. .Macomo, a large, powerful negro of Central Africa, had been in formed of the nightly presence of a lion in his neighborhood. He lost no time in arming himself with a long cutlass, and, dragging a young ox after him, arrived at the ap pointed place. At the usual hour his majesty appeared. The moon was at its full and the strange trio saw one another as in broad day. The lion gave utterance to a deep, signilieant growl, looked from the man to the ox and nourished his great tail. Macomo remained per fectly quiet for an instant, then suddenly plunging his cutlass into the ox, lie raised him in his vigor ous arms and threw him at the lion's feet. The wild beast made a bound, sprang upon the bleeding bodv, caressing it for a moment as a cat does a mouse, and then, giving expression to stilled growls of joy, he drank the blood and crushed the bones. And Macomo what was he doing all this time ? Seated quietly a few steps from his guest, he opened a little sack from which he took a bit of corn-bread and dry th's, and began his own frugal re past. When his hanger began to be satisfied the lion raised his head and looked at the man. Their eyes met. Those of the lion were filled with surprise. Those of the man were calm and smiling. The lion returned to his supper. When he was completely satisticd he rose. Macomo did likewise. The lion made three or four steps toward Macomo. who remained motionless, and looking once more at his ox, which was but partially devoured, his eyes seemed to say; "This be longs to me." Macomo bowed. A last glance, friendly this time, and the lion quietly went his way, leav ing Macomo to return to his home. On the following evening, at the same hour, the African returned to the place of meeting, where the half-devoured carcass still lay, and shortly afterward the lion made his appearance, hut not alone this time. As the hunter had foreseen, he came accompanied by family and friends. They were" four in number two lions, a lioness and lion's whelps. The repast was served, but not as on the previous evening, in the open air. Macurno ha 1 built .an arbor, cove red with iin banana and palm leae;, and in:. this nrettv dining-room liU L'ii;-t entered fearlessly. Then crawling noiselessly within reach of a hidden spring, Macomo touched it, and hi four lions uiden!v found themselves imprisoned in a strong iron cage, who-e bar' had been hidden beneath green leaves. Friends wen- near at hand to aid in removing the four lions upon a cart, and they were about to com mence their work when they per ceived a new lioness, crouched down upon the -ami and licking her whelps between the iron l.ars. When the men rai-ed theeage upon the cart she looked at them beseech ingly, and when they all marched on she followed at a short distance with drooping head and tearful eye-. And thus it is that we have live lion- instead of four at the Theatre Porte Saint Martin, live terrible, ferocious beasts, ready to revolt at any moment, and. alt hough Macomo enters their cage an I dominates them to a certain extent, thev haw not forghen him for taking at 1 vantage of i hei r eonlh.enee in him, and would ask nothing bet ter than to treat him a- Lucas wa treated by his seven lions in the la t days of the old Hippodrome sim ply tear him to pieces. M. D'Kn nery, not I, is responsible for the details of this interesting history, lie seems to believe them and many others have followed suit. Iinston Ad r erf isvr. Prof. Kerr. Kev. Dr. I'ritchard, who is cor responding editor of the Hihlirul Unorder, has this kind mention of the State (icologist : "He is a decided Christian, and a gentleman of varied, accurate and extensive knowledge, and few men have served their State and generation to better purpose. Of course, many complaints are pre ferred against him as the State Ceologist ; this is inevitable, first from the fact that the State if large, and it would require the age of a Methusaleh for one man to visit and inspect every part of it ; second, he has had but very limi ted resources at his command the exchequer of the State since the war has allowed but small appro priations ; and third, his health, never robust, has seriously declined for the last four years. He is entitled to this statement. We have known him long and es teem him highly. He has done a comparatively quiet but real and important work for North Caro lina. His labors are precisely of a kind that cannot be seen at a glance, but must be followed up and in quired into to be appreciated. We know the fact that his work which was published concerning the mine ral and other resources of Xorth Carolina is not only very valuable, but it has been warmly received in other States, both Xorth and South. We h ive seen excellent notices of it m leading publications of Vir ginia and Missouri, in which it was urged upon those States to follow the example of our own State, and have just such a survey and such a publication made for their respec tive States as Prof. Kerr has made for Xorth Carolina. We think it is to be regretted that a much lar ger edition of his very valuable work was not published. We be lieve the Legislature would act wisely if it were to have an edition of at least 5,000 copies printed for free distribution. Inquiry from abroad is of .en made as to where it can be purchased. There is too much disposition on the part of our people to complain of Prof. Kerr's want of energy, &c. This is a mistake. He is an excel lent worker, and he does a good deal of labor. The real trouble is, he has a vast territory in which to work. It stretches for live hundred miles in one direction. There are ninety-four counties. He can only do so much, but what he under takes is well done, we have reason to believe. Xorth Carolina leads in but few things. She is ahead of most States in the very department over which Prof. Kerr presides so ably and efficiently. The abolishing of his olliee or the loss of his services would in the end prove an alllic tion. 117 til on Star. Our tra le with Kngland in beef and mutton this year, i; is said, will amount to over S,ooii.oio. The fossil remains of a reptile 120 feet long, have lately been found in Southern Colorado. Mr. Sullivan, a Burr Oakes (Illinois) fanner, is tending six teen thousand acres of corn this year. In twelve months railroad cars have been exported to Chili from this country to the value of 1T4,-0T5. Gossip by Roberts. Among the manv thing- on this green e.irtli to -tir the lie of por unman nature, wash , washerwomen ar the wo;--t. An average ti-ew' .n- lelleciu.;!. ersevering washwoman will ia -Lruv more faith in human nature in ma' month than years of :i;lai)thro;,Y " ill Uktii'i ()'. 1LM e on iy an in mot sc they Know is sub traction and tiie way ones hand k e rc 1 1 i e f s and c n 1 a rs d i sa p a r cau-es the sad-eyed observer of mankind to wail in agony, and ask himself pen-: ly if m.-re i- anoth and 1kUt world. Th-v will keep your clothes until the ht moment, and then smile blandly while you give a piee-- of vour mind. If you grasp a collar and a-k her if she calls that "done no," the smile be-C'-mes hastened to a-sur? you that she tloes. I am naturally meek ami mild, and I only weep gently when a villainous washwoman, taking advantage of Kob Ingrsoirs theo ry, bnngs me live collars instead of six, and stems to think she is de serving of grt-at prai-e f r bringing any back. I moan quietly to my self when I tind a hole in my be-t handkeivhicf, and am told, " I jerked it otT the line kinder quick like." I deal gently with the er ring when I find the'culTs are not mates. I make no remark when 1 find the cull's are not mine at all. All these things I bear with achris tian resignation, born only through an excess uf earlv oietv: but when she brings me a collar with a button-hole in the back my gentle na ture rebels, and 1 go out in the backyard and commune with na ture a spell. A reckless and infat uated old washwoman dumped for there is no other word to de scribe the manner in which they get one's clothes out of the basket my things last week on a sofa, and then disappear before I discov ered that wicked collar with : button-hole in the back, and again 1 wept because 1 was not a man and had a boot-jack handy. A boot jack is one of the nicest things in the world to ease one's temper. It is easy to pick up and handy to throw, and it makes a noise that is relieving to one's feelings. Taking them all together, they are soothing little things to have around. Another set of beings that pre vent this world from being an earth ly paradise are the chambermaids. i i - i - 1 . They are a secret, sly enemy to their race; a well-regulated one, who understands her business, will, in a short time, pull down a struc ture of christian fortitmleand equa nimity that it has taken years of pi ous trailing to rear. She will make vour bed in such a such a way that Vour night is spent in climbing out of a valley in the center to a moun tain each side, only to roll back again. Xo human ersuasion can make her tuck the clothes in firm ly at the foot, and she makes a point of putting the very thing you want where no one could find it. She will chuck your slipper clear under the bed, and thereby cause you to amuse yourself by getting down on your hands and knees and raking them out. Anyone who can go through this operation, with the thermometer looting among the nineties, and still be a good l.'niversalist, has strong religious faith. She will t:ike the very news paper you wanted, and which you had folded and placed under a book, tear it in two, put one half on your washstand, and make the other and when gently remonstrated with, lllll L MU U OV. I ill f 71 l0 A CV HI y will sav, "There was nothing in it anyway. If she can spill your ink she feels that life is not all a blank. She will comb her hair with your comb and brush it with your brush. She will try the perfumery in every room, until by the time she gets through she is a perambulating city ot Cologne, that has lortv diilerent smells Among the aggravating things of life are matches, lor small and apparently harmless looking things thev have been the cause of more pecqde falling from grace than any thin I can think of. They were never known to be just where you left them, and if vou have only one it will Hash up as if laughing at you and then go straight out. It is a pleasant experience to go home late at night, grope your way through dark halls into vour room. and put your hand on the stand where the matches ought to be, but are not, the chambermaid fiend having put them somewhe-re else Vou go rooting around the room, bv.mp your heart against the ward robe door, which is open wardrobe doors always are open fall over a table that has been put there while you were out, knock your shins against the rocking chair, finally ending up festivities by knocking over the wash-pitcher, the crash of which awakes a "well-spring of pleasure '" in the next room, which howls as only "well-springs' can : y -u hear Miss Simmons across the hall getting up to look at the clock to see what time it is, and vou know she will tell at the breakfast table. That boast of a U')!t.oii wa drunk Lis: night, and pitched things around awful," and you deep into bed Wondering what von were born for. anvwav. The Court of Ai-s in Yahdi. Ilu--ia, had the cao presented of a bov of nine who Lad murdered his mother. Tiie latter, since the re cent death of her husband, had permitted herself an intimacy with a iovernment functionary, h:ch her son U-eame aware of. and by whieh he was deeplv mortified. He brooded oer hi mother's conduct. and begged her to course. Tie- mother laughed, and without further listening told him to meddle with matters that con cerned his age. The boy resohed un her death, and dug a grae i r her. One mght he entered tier room with a hatchet, and. after con t .-in plating the sleeping woman. and pravingfor her, fell asleep him self. His mother found him m the morning with the hatchet bv his side. She questioned him with alarm regarding the hatchet. He gave a satisfac orv excuse, and re newed his supplications for a cessa tion of her bad conduct. She told him to hold his tongue. On the night following he killed her as she slept, with a single blow of the hatchet, and dragged her to the grave he had prepared. A search was made bv the police, and the freshly stirred earth with which the boy had filled the cavity excited suspicion. The bodv was found, and the bov was arrested. Arizona's Mineral Wealth. Arizona people tell marvelous stories about the gold and silver mines of that territory. A corres pondent says that not less than twenty thousand mines have been located, hardly one of whieh will yield less than one hundred dollars a ton, which is twice the yield of the famous Comstock lode of .Ne vada. If this be true, it is by all odds the richest mining district in the world, and when reached by railroads, as it will be a few years hence, the products will be enorm ous. It is also reported that great beds of antharcite coal have been found at dilterent points. The territory is larger than the States of Xew York and Pennsylvania. ShijipiiK List. General Fremont's salary as Gov ernor of Arizona will be twent v-li e hundred dollars a year. The Government is making its preparations to take the next cen sus. It will be in 18SO. The entire amount of gold in the world at the present is estimated at nearly 7,000,000,000 of value in United States coinage. There has been 30,72 7 business failures in the United States during the past live years. The liabilities amounted to nearly 1,U(J,00,)00. It is said that there are over 000,000,000 private in the banks of hngland, drawing not more than 1 per cent interest deposited simply for safety. The President of tke French Geographical Society will present the Cross of the Legion of Honor to Henry M. Stanley, the African explorer, at the Sorbonne to-day. Prince GortschakoiT is being seriously urged by his physicians and members of his family to pro ceed to Widbad, the waters of which place have frequently done him good. A dispatch to the London Tina s from Amsterdam says an American has been arrested there for oiiering to sell Itussian bonds of 1802 to the amount at $10,000, which were stolen last year at Calais, France. The estimated value of the late William Cullen Hryant's estate is y'JoO.OOO, and, with the exception of a legacy of 8,000 and four acres of land to the overseer of his farm, and $200 to the latter's son, the property i? bequeathed to his two daughters. Miss Eliza C. Ball, daughter of Thomas Ball, the eminent Ameri can sculptor, has just been married at Florence, Italy, to William Cow per of Xorfolk, Va., wdio is himself a promising young statuary. He has been studying for nearly four years at Munich, Bavaria and later with a son of Hiram Powers, and with Mr. Ball himself. Headers of the Cultivator engag ed in poultry raising, should heed this useful suggestion: Put a ta blespoonful of sulphur in the nest as soon as the hens or turkeys are set. The heat of the fowls causes the fumes of the sulphur to pene trate ever' part of their bodies, and every louse is killed, and as all nits are hatched within ten davs, when the mother leaves the nest with her brood, she is perfectly free from nits or lice. iXKi'ii.txct:. TIIE READERS OF THIS PAPER nin want thn- I.IVI'.S INSURKI. ? or ny . I r, . 1 of Inmirnblp rjr- tj ir-.S r.r !. Uj lr. r f-r-:u:!v Jr. i t .-r 1 r ; " x:-- lin n; ha I 1J rKiv. ! II nr ;"., : . ri r, iir; 1 .' Cv:!t j ,.,: . 4 : . v-; Onr llnnd r-rl Million ft !fc.'rv rn at. ! -1 otT-T Tt'fjr T t l?;4u-,r.iii; to .r 1" T r.v. - w.ir.i Von a I 1:U! Agrr.X P." F. PESCUD t SON, ir.M!:vi. Af!.Ni. Ku.r.;oH. nc T-i ijr. Six Substantial Reasons Why ytu Mu-uM Irur in I he I ti Blub lit! IMIMWIM ltM44? rim. ni'i.riu . v,. ' l .r.t" in t!;' i. u.:.l ry, a:. 1 ; il J) ,jf e t '..1. l--. ; i; a pu:' MutuU tiija . 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Ainl it- r.it- ir a U juy f.rt-cl.t-s Cou:pAiiy in tt.o o i . . I'KlV. irA!. 'l-t ATI l.C - ' i A'.i l'pMl t, At'xoiu'e so-uiit. 1 u i,'" ri'iuni ii'isihiiin, prompt p-ij no nt f lo".t". .Hi 1 ;.Li.il to the In -u it-ii. .!. 1. IUi( K.s. C'ti'l ViTftit hoi Wi'-lcm North ' ir.-llni, t t t n Ui-, N. I". r. m NKii.n. ;.! i fu l-"-r lAU r;i N ith CaioUha, AJ i tt. o'.t', N . ( Aireiitn Wa:i! 1 i tin' .iloo (toio-rAi A; outs, to work in ilo ir rrjn'tivf teril- tOi it-N. I.lt'fl Al Oolitl ACl lUAvlf. mar 7-t2m iis 1:11. vm.oi s. 7. i CO s- i w CD S CD Q :'KMm O 2 Ji3X-H. ! mmm H 1 ANSI i l it A I51t liVi:i.I. ! IjVneral iV.ra.iiiviuD Merchiat-s For tin s;ilo of "urn. Cotton, Oats IVanutfl. LuiiiIkt, ttc , hAVinn loi'ati ut No s 'u ami 2J C'oininoic' strott, would r's poet fully solicit ccuslirniiMMits t Crodiico k1'"'' ally. Will ond'Mvor to mako sals at ti U1ho?t in irkot prioos ami rondor prompt n-turiiH. Liberal advances made on cuiisiuiiii-utN of produce in hand. Kefer by permission to Hon. Jno, H White head, President Kxchatiire National Hank, of Norfolk, Va. ;C'ol. Walter 11. Taylor, Preii. Ae:ii Marir.e Hank; Col. J. K. Harry. Presl ib ut People's National Hank ; W. F Allen & Co., wholesale mocers; Hamburg iirorj., wl.ob sale tobacconists, Norfolk, Va. nov- lyr 7 O It Four Th'To itrh bred (from imported stock ) Southdown liin k Lambs. Address: l. Will I K, Model Farm, HUu Point. N. '. WHITELAW & CAMPBELL, ii:ali:i:s in ITALIAN ad AMERICAN MARBLES, Opposite th" Yarborouyi; House, liALKKill, N. (. Monuments, H-;i'J-Stone. etc., -u-st:mtly n han-1 or lo.sinol ami exe cuted to order. Orders solicited and promptly at tended to. feb7-ly BOILERS and MACHINERY, NEW ANI SLeONL) HAND Lanes' Patent Saw-Mills and Set Works, PoilTAHLE ;iilsT -MILLS. I'UMNd MAC'HINLS, .STE.V3! PL MI'S, HO I L E It F I : K I ) E ll A c Mill Ciearlns; ami funiUliiriK a sp-ctnpy. Mm' end tor circulars and !ecrintive prl- li't of rcoud hand niacbiiiery ami names of our patrons. KAH.M V HUNTER. Jan 17 ly li:ch:non 1. 'a. xkw si' aim: it. rri i i : 'Ralciffh News. 5? Oldest Daily Newspaper in Raleigh. mST-tLASS DEMSCaATIC ?a?es, Gives the Late3t News by Tele graph and Mail from all Parts of the World; and Contains Full and Reliable Market Reports. Dailv 1 year - - - - f i 00 " " G months - - 3 00 " 1 - 0 GO Weekly 1 year - 1 00 Address, "THE NEWS," oct'25-tf. liolcitfh, N. C.