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OLD SERIES, VOL. 50. )
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TARBOR.() N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1874.
. XAUBOKO'. j
Mayor John Nurrl-et. I
. ..vws-.oNF.a-i-lionj.Norfleet, Joseph Cobb, U. i
t'herrv mid tieorge Mathewson.
Sr-i-EETiRT asdTue RolHirt Whttehurnt. t
i'oxstahu: .'. B. Hyatt.
I jivs Watou Harry Redmond,
Bi'l Battle ud
i Clerk and Probatt .Utdgr
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r-fuxitrrr - R.l. U Austiu.
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). K.'ii.!r. H. H. Strew.
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i;u "'in and R Wil'-ams.
Hcrper Poor Ihumm. A. Dnir-jan.
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ilev Weil. J. B. W. Noi vil!.-.
M F.xcm. A. VcCahe, Clerk.
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rrive at Tarlop' taiiily." at - - ""'J- I
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i P. M.
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Coiei.rd R. A Chapter M". 5, N. V. Uw-
a- ii'e'U Priest, Ma-onie Hall, moiiUily
invocation. firi Thursday in ev .-y mouth at
in o'elueU A M.
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lav of eaeh month.
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every Tuesday night.
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iVmjTeraiu-e, meet wry Friday uiktht at the
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every Wednesday nij;lU at Odd Fellows Hall
Foiscovtt C'nirch Services every
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Dr. J. B.
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Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Dodson
Preshiterian Church Services every Sun
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'Missionary Baptist Church Service the
2nd Sunday in every moi.th, at 11 o'clock.
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Adams' Hotel, corner Main and Pitt Sts.
O. F. Adams, Proprietor.
Mrs. Pender's, (formerly Gregory Hotel,)
Iain Street, opposite "Enquirer" 03e,
Mrs. M. Pender, Proprietress.
Bank of New Hanover, on Main Street,
cext door to Mr. M. Weddell. Capt. J. D
CmnmiD", Cashier. Office hours from 'J A.
y. to 3 P. M.
Southern Expreps Office, on Main Street,
i iose every oiorning attK o'clock.
N. M. Lawrence, Agent.
Tarboro', N. C.
0. F. ADAMsTProprietor.
ri-IIIS HOTEL IS NOW OPEN FOR THE
L accomodation of the traveling public,
and no pains will be spared to make ail who
stop at this Hotel comfortable and pleasant.
The tahle will be supplied with the best the
market affords, and served up by experienced
hands . The proprietor only ask a trial, for
the public to be convinced.
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.Ian. 1ST4. tf.
rpms OLD ESTABLISHED BAKERY IS
Iv the ueople of Tar-
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Candies, nuts, trmts,
A-c., j-c, fc,
embracing every thing usually kept in a First
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past the undersigned asks a continuation,
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Jan. 5, 1S72.
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lis- ori-iii'.atc from Indiges
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-im:ih si ren'.'-dics.
;j all T)HV(;iisis.
Piedmont Air-Line Railway.
ru'hmo.vd &. danville. richmond
& danville it. w., n. c. divis
ion, and noutii v,test
i:rn n. c. k. w.
CONDENSED TIME TABLE-
e'.Fect on and after Monday, Aug. 10, 1S74.
stations. Mail. Express.
Leave Charlotte 7.4') p. m. 8.35 a.m.
; Air-Line Jcfn, 8.15 " S 56 "
" Salisbury, 10.41 " 10.54 "
Greensboro' 2.15 a. m. 1.15 p.m.
" Danville.. 5.13 " 3 8C "
Dundee, 5.25 " 0.38 ,;
Arrive at Richmond, 2.22 P.M. 11.04 "
stations. Mail. Express.
Leave Richmond, 1.8S p. m. 11.04 p. m.
!uikvii!e, 4.41 2 07 a. m.
" Dundee, '.1.25 " 7.40
Danvi'.le, t'.2'.t " 7.41 "
Greensboro'. 12 20 a.m. 11.00 "
Salisbary, 3.15 1 21 p. m.
Air-Line Jnct'n,0.15 :' 3.25 "
Arrive at Charlotte, 6 22 " 3.30 "
L've Greensboro', "y 2.15 a.m. dArr.ll.15A m
Co. Shops, 4.00 " 10 00 "
Raleigh, - 8.10a. m.5 5.41 ;I
Arr. atC! Isboro, 3 10.50 " & L've 2.30p.m
"llORTH WESTERN N. C. E-
Leave Greensboro 2.00 a M
Arrive at Salem 3.30 "
Leave Salem 9.20 p m
A'rive at Greensboro 11.15 "
Passenger train leaving Raleigh at 5.41
i . M., connects at Greensboro' with the
Northern bound train ; making the quickest
time to all Northern cities. Price of Tick
ets f ame as via other routes.
Trains to and from points East of Greens
boro' connect at Greensboro' with Mail
Trains to or from points North or South.
Trains daily, both ways.
On Sundays Lynchburg Accommodation
leave Richmond at !).00 A. M., arrive at
Burkeviiie 12.43 P. M., leave Rurkeville 4.35
A. M., arrive at Richmond 7.58 A. M.
Pullman Palace Cars on all night trains
between Charlotte and Richmond, (without
ch in if. )
t'er further information address
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Greensboro, N. C.
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Engineer & Gen'l Superintendent.
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Next door to Mrs, Pendens Hotel,
TAKBORO, N C.
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jXllJlXirrr"pj UUliJiiUr. ,
: ; : OCT. 23, 5374
A MtiD OF S31WAY.
of 'i rth
bill- 3 O :!
ii E ii '-po was sunk in b.ir i
. Mi ; k i !.)':.. tv. n v..iug
i: i tniid -n w is f .tiu.J t
i "1 and
looked wi-ttuilv over ih retiring
wavfs which had left tht-ir t'rinoes
of Mi'verv surf at h -r sai t'l nakt-d
The ni-jhi li-id beeri storinv.
a vessel lay wrecked ninong
rock-. Ail the crew h id peri
iienne iti-iv. toe s 1 viiffe
thoioil a!.. .nr hf.iv w.i-i.Ii-p-
ing tnuch at
flow in u
menus and at her fresh and delicate
beftury, but mcsL of all at the sweet
ness and dignity of her demeanor.
It was the maiden who bi'cam.
the wife of Regnar, the young
Prince of Norway ; sht; us ui' ttl
birth with him. he'ifr a kind's
dausl.ter, but oblig- 'l io fl- e fi-oin
the usurper of her tailor's throne.
The Trincess Gurith. f i s sh. was
called, was not an idolater. ye( ir
a year alter her marriage
s ins liut her husband knew
fjw pe. so
;t her I'otiLjion. 1 hev
Sjoti l'i:ii'.'d, however, tint in ior
it was pure and peaceable,
and. easy to be entreated, tail ot
mercy and good fruits, without par- ;
tiali'y and without hypocrisy: and'
so she was loved by all and might
have been happy, hud not Queen
Temora, the widow of the king's
eldest son, visited the court of Nor
way. Now this Temora was very
beautiful, proud and revengeful,
and so skilled in magic that by
many she was named the " Sorcer
ess." Temora was queen in her
own right, cf the far Orkney isle -;
and notwithstanding her husband's
suiden death she had cherished the
hope to reign in Norway also ; for
Regnar, then the younger brother,
though noT the heir, had wooed her
when, frcm ambition, she preferred
the elder prince.
When Temora came to court,
hiding her fiery passions with a
smiling face, and saw the beauty of
the innocent Gurith, and the influ
ence she had won in the hearts of
those around her, she devoted her
to ruin. It is said that she went
at midnight, far up among the hills,
into the depths of a black pine for
est, where stood a rude but famous
temple of the idol Woden (the ruins
are now scattered about the place,)
and there sprinkling her own blood
upon the altar, vowed to accomplish
a deep and horrible revenge. From
that hour she left no way untried to
reach the ends. At first she sought,
under the mask of friendship, to
introduce into the heart of Gurith
some dark suspicion of her hus
band's faith and so at length to
break that gentle heart ; but the
young princess was above suspicion,
love and her perfect confidence in
him she loved were as a"breast plate
of adamant to her, from which
every weapon that was aimed against
it fell oft", not only blunted, but
leaving no trace to show where it
had struck. Thus, Temora was
confounded and perplexed, for she
had judged the princess by her own
principles and teeungs.
bull notwithstanding all these
deep devices, the guiltless Lady
Gurith grew in favor and tender
love with all who knew her, and
the sorceress inwardly cursed her-.
self when she beheld the efFect of
Gurith's presence upon the barbae
rous Norwegians ; an effect far
more grateful to a woman's heart
than the most awful influence of her
own magic spells. When Gurith
came forth into the bahquet hall
they met her with a reverence only
next to adoration. Their brutal
manner caught for the time some
what of her gentleness ; their fierce
disputing stopped; their coarse
jests and roars of laughter sounded
more taintly ; the very minstrels
touched their harps more lightly
and turned their war songs to a
more plaintive lay, such as a gentle
woman loves to hear. Rut the se-
cret cf the influence was a mystery
to the consummate artfulness of
Queen Temora ; she could not com
prehend that simple humility and
unaffected kindness that can win
their way to the most savage bosom.
For instance, after a battle, when
the wounded were brought home, a
band of warriors came forward to
the terrace on which Gurith and
Queen Temora sat surrounded by
their ladies. They had brought
the richest spoil and laid it at the
feet of the two princesses. Temora
snatched at once a coronet of gems,
and with a haughty smile placed it
upon her head. Tfiey who stood bj
shuddered as they , saw. ucr bright
eyes flashing and the rich blush of
pleasure on her cheek ; for a few
dark drops clung to the threads of
yellow hair upon her brow, and
trickled down her face. There was
human blood upon that coronet.
Gurith had scarcely looked upon
the glittering baubles set before
her ; she had seen a wounded sol
dier fail exhausted at the gate, and
sQeTlewt nils iu,u- l hey who
stood bjmifed with !endr and ad
ovf, as thev bcneld lier
i t i t i
hands an.l ganneatsi stained with
blood, for she had torn her long
white veil to staunch the' blood,
(dressing the wounds of the dying
man with her own soft hands, arid
then as other wounded soldiers w?r
'brought from. the field, :
i wn her rank ni-l.tin
ie had for
feblfciKV) of her
sex, t" alinn!.-t
It was ia such instito
that the character of
discovered ; was it
i strange thut she seemed almost
nenig oi a inguer oraer to tue tin- ;
tauircl s v iges ? But soon Temora ;
began ti f.- ir tint, Gurith Wa9 her- j
! S'df mi 'jl.jinti---s. for'everv with 1
'1- " !- 1 ..1
i c icr i
had been j
i tne.l in vdui iii.ift lier
She had j
Let :it midnight with t!ie weird wo-
tn-.ri in ili-ir murky caverns; there
they sn:i;r their charuied rhymes
the- ii'ni hei 1 hurried incanta
ftioris. Gurith w.isstiil
! stid lovely, -till h ipov
; of her hnshtnd and -f rh
f By a riii!
at length di'
ch i nee
eo i r- i
wh.it sho f.-ic
. convinced to !. it
j ith's hi-! leo c-Lr.-ii; !i
seiVi-r ' i U."
There was n
in.'iv t.-.vi that
aujner m i smtii !
ie p.?!.ee to which the
ii cess retired, not only a
stated pemds --very d:iy, hut often,
a other titli'S. There, she would
sometimes remain shut up fir hour.-,
aud no one dared to break upon h. r
privacy, even her 'husband humored
her wishes, and Lai never since his
marriage, visited that chamber. If
sometimes she visited it mournful,
dispirited and with downcast looks,
she never failed to come forth from j
her retirement with a
calm and smiling;, and all the fair
beauty of her face restored. This,
then, was the chamber where those
spells were woven which had baffled
the skill of the sorceress.
Not long after the queen had
made the discovery of the chamber,
the aged king, her father-in-law,
while visiting the Princess Gurith,
was struck with blindness. Temora
began to rejoice, fcr an opporcunity
well suited to her own dark purpos
es had it last occurred.
There was a solemn festival held
in honor of the goddess Freya. In
the midst of the rejoicing, the sorc
eress (her hair streaming upon her
shoulders, and rich robes all rent)
rushed into the hall. With frantic
cries she bade the feasting cease, i
and, siezing from an aged scald the j
harp that he was sriking, she tore j
away the strings, and then, in sul-
len silence, she sat down before the J
idol's image. Again she rose, and j
with a dagger's point, scratched a j
few rough characters upon the altar, j
Thefcpriests had gathered around
her, and when they saw those let- .
ters they also shrieked aloud with
horror ; they fell before the idol
and bowed their faces to the ground,
howling and heaping dust upon
their heads. Upon this, with a fix
ed and dreamy stare, Temora arose
and beating upon a sort of shapeless
drum, commenced a low and mel
She told them that the
had cause to mourn, that
calamities had fallen upon them,
that the gods had sent a curse
among them. A monster had been
cast up by the treacherous waves,
and none had known their danger.
Their king, their prince, nay, she
hereself, had been deceived; for
that fearful monster had come
among them in a human form, even
as a beautiful maiden. They had
cherished ner, and now tne juuge-
ment had fallen upon them; it had
begun with the king-he was struck:
with blindness where woulu it tail
next? with prophetic glance she
could forsee. Rut here the drum
dropped from her hands-; at once
her frantic violence was stiUed; she
sank upon the ground and her long
hair fell like a veil over her stern
features she had said enough. As
she began, a smothered sound ot
cursim: rose on all sides; now the
whirlwind of furious passion burst
forth and knew no bounds. The
i tumult spread far and wide among
the people. Led by the w.-ird
priests, they rushed to the palace,
and demanded that their king
fhould come forth to them. Now,
the poor old king, being in his do
tage and almost governed by the
priests, had been persuaded
to answer just as they suggested.
Led by the sorceress he came forth
sightless and trembling, and his
few faltering words confirmed all
that the artful Temora had declared.
, All this time Prince Reguar had
been absent. He came in from
hunting just when Temora had
brought his father forth. Horrors-
truck, he soon perceived the pur
pose of the fiendlike woman; but in
vain he sought to quell the furious
tumult, his father was totally under
the priests, and when a cry was
raised, demanding as their victim,
the young and innocent Gurith, the
kings assent was given. As lor
the princess, she was not to be
found. Two persons, however, w..o
at once had guessed the place of
her retreat, met at the door of her
mysterious chamber. For once
that doer waa scarcely closed. It
. opened at the gentle touch of Reg.
nar, but thero was something ar
rested hi:u. " btop, stop, he
whispered, holding the door firmly
with one hand while he thruat forth
t'ne other to prevent Temora from
advancing., ' Stop but a little
time. Let us not disturb her yet."
Temorii obeyed. Curiosity for
awhile mastered her vengeance.
She wished to har distinctly the
w-Milrt which were pronounced in
that c'lmuhei; but what were tbe
words that fell upon her ear ? The
low, sweet voice of Gurith breath
ing tortu prayers to t'ie God she
l'l . -
worsnipea ; pleidmg tor her worst
enemy; praying that He whose
favor is life, would give a new spirit
and swee t peace of mind, and everv
Die isin-r to her sister Temora ! Th
voku of Gurith ceased, and Recuar
j entered softly Temora had sunk
upon the step where she had stood;
she did not enter, though at last
that chamber stood open before her;
but with still greater astonishment
than that with which she had lis-
teued, she gazed upon its inmate,
She was kneeling with both I ids to
her face. The tars that trickled
tii t ough her fingers too well betray
ed the anguish that had stopped
her voice in prayer. And this,
then, wa the secret of the myster
ious ch imber. Gurith has trusted
to no spe'i! but that of innocence;
her streugth had been in the con
fession uf utter weakness to Him
with whom she held her high and
spiritual communion to him whose
strength is made perfect in the
weakness of his children. To Him
who hath borne our griefs and
carried our sorrows, whose gracious
invitation is to the weary and the
heavy laden, (die had gone in every
time of trial, and from the foot of
his cross, where, she ever laid the
burdens of her griefs, she had
brought forth into the world that
sweet and holy cheerfulness which
; passed the understanding of the
wretched Temora. Struck to the
heart, tho soceress slunk silently
away. Some feelings of remorse
had seized upon her, and now she
would have gladly stopped the
tumult. Alas ! she had no power
to calm the storm which she had
raised. The frantic multitude had
burst the palace gates. Regnar
was overnoword. and fb.v
I dragging their mek and innocent
victim to the altar of the horrid
idol, when sudden!', and it seemed
miraculously, a higher power inter
posed and stopped their blind furry,
The aged monarch fell dead in the
arms of his attendants the excite
ment of the la3t few hours had
proved too much for hia feeble
frame. Instantly, and almost at
a venture, a single voice cried out,
"Long live King Regnar j" There
was a breathless pause and then
the cry was echoed by the shouts
of all the people. Gurith,
christian Gurith, was saved.
Discovery at Herculaneum.
i An interesting discovery of a life
I sized famale bust in pore silver has
j lately been made at Herculaneum.
! The work, according to an account
given in the Patrie, is in a state of
excellent preservation, and is the
ony specimen of its kind which has
I been found daring the C0Qrse of the
j excavationg. At first the material
i was thought to be only bronze, the
action of the sulphur having some
what altered the appearance of the
surface, and the sulphate of silver
which has formed upon the metal
vieldinrr a black color like that
found in the commonest sort of ma
t The bust was removed to
j the museum wnen one of the keep
. c 8trucij wjth the unusual tone of
i f. urnn,p. onranprl nwv a nart of
the surface, and at once came upon
the silver beneath. A discussion
" w r j i
has arisen whether the worfe was
originally cast or chiseled, but there
seems now little doubt that the
ffirmur TivnotrtAsis ia onrrect. The
j hea(l j3 that of a oung and beauti-
; fll1 woman. but a9 vet the features
' have not been identified with that
- - t -
of any other extant head.
There can be no greater blessing
than to be born in the light and
air of a cheerful, loving home. It
! not only insures a happv childhood
if there be health and a good con
stitution but it almost makes sure
a virtuous and happy manhood, and
a fresh heart in old age. We think
it every parent's duty to try to
make their childhood full of love
and of childhood's proper joyous
ness, and we never see children
destitute of them through poverty,
faulty tempers, or wrong notions of
their parents without a heartache.
Not that the appliances which
wealth can buy are necessary to
the free and happy unfolding of
childhood in body, mind or heart
quite otherwise, wod be thanked :
but children must least have love
inside the house, and fresh air and
j good play, and some companionship
outside otherwise young life runs
the greatest danger in the world of
withering or growing stunted or
sour or wrong, or least prematurely
old and turned inward on itself.
Mr Spurgeon on Smoking.
" Last Sunday evening, at the
Metropolitan Tabernacle," Bays the
London Telegraph of September
24th. " the deservedly popular, un
questionably benevolent, and emi
nently shrewd Mr. Spurgeon was
preaching a sermon i the sinful
ness of little sins a somwhat fa
vorite topic among non-conformist
clergymen, and on which, under
the title of The Little Foxes, some
curious lay senn-iis have been
written by Mrs. Harriet Beecher
Stowe. The gist of Mr. Spurgeon's
discourse was that habitual indul
gence in little sins leads to the com
mission of great ones a position
enforced by one of the most famous
English divines in the illustration
of the 'boy who plays with the
devil's rattles.' At the close of his
useful sermon the minister intro
duced an American clergyman who,
he eaid, was anxious to address a
few words to the congregation.
This reverend gentlemen improved
the opportunity by inveighing
fiercely against the sin of. smoking
tobacco, especially in the form of cig
ars and told his hearers how he had
straggled and fought this pernicious
habit, and how at las', by the bless
ing and with the assistance of Prov
idence, he had conquered his ad
dictedness to the weed. Then up
rose Mr. Spurgeon, and with quiet
numor, remarked that he would not
allow the congregation to separate
without tellino- them that he did
not consider smoking to be a sin,
and that, by the grace of God, he
hoped to enjoy a good cigar before
going to bed that night. Hyper
crism should discern no irreverence
in the conclusion of these remarks.
We should be thankful for all things;
and in observing that he hoped to
enjoy a cigar through the divine
grace he was but echoing the nat
ural piety of Charles Lamb who
asked why we should not say grace
before going out for a walk in the
fields as before and after meat."
A Touching Story.
A drunkard who had run through
his property returned one night to
his unfurnished home. He entered
his empty hall. Anguish was
knawing at his heart Btrings, and
language was inadequate to express
his anguish as he entered his wife's
apartment, and there beheld the
victims of his appetite, his loving
wife and darling child. Morose
and sullen, he seated himself with
out a word ; he could not look up
then. The mother said to her little
one at her side :
" Come, my dear, it is time to go
And that little baby, as she was
wont, knelt by her mother's lap and
gazing wistfully into the face of her
suffering parent, like a piece of
chisled statuary, slowly repeating
her nightly oristn.
When she had finished, the child
but four years of age, said to her
" Dear mother, may I not offer
np one more prayer :
" Yes, yes, my sweet pet pray.
And she lifted up her tiny hands
and prayed :
" Oh God, spare, oh, spare my
That prayer was lifted with elec
tric rapidity to the throne of God.
It was heard on high ; it was heard
on earth. The responsive "Amen"
busst from the fathers lips, and his
heart of stone became a heart of
flesh. Wife and child were clasped
to his bosom, and in penitence he
" My child you have saved your
father from a drunkard s grave
Engaged Young Ladies.
So nice is it not, to be engaged ?
Every morning her young man calls
upon her on his way to his ofiice,
kisses her, and presents her with a
fresh rose, so emblematic of herself ;
and every evening he calls again,
kisses her, and bestows upon a new
novel and a dainty boquet. He
takes tea with her folks, and ad
mires the way in which she presides
over the table and whispers to her
softly how delightful it will be when
she pours out the tea and butters
the toast for him alone ! Then
those heavenly evenings in the par-
lcr, with the gas dimly burning,
the old folks asleep, that horrid
brother in the theatre or the club,
the teasing sister studying her les
sons in her bedroom they two
alone in their happiness ; was ever
such bliss expected when she used
to talk to her schoolmates about her
A Curious Custom.
In Rrittany there is said to pre
vail a curious matrimonial custom.
On certain fete days the young la
dies appear in red petticoats, with
white or yellow borders around
tbem. The number denotes the
portion the father is willing to give
his daughter. Each white band,
representing silver, betokens one
hundred francs of rent ; and each
yellow band denotes cold, and
stands for a thousand francs a year,
Thus, a young farmer who sees a
face that pleases him, has only to
glance at the trimmings of the pet
ticoats to learn in, an ingtant what
amount accompanies the wearer,
Give Yvr Chili a F:i-jr
A" child ' .mm1 iii'j- . i i i
COnirS tb-u -r it w.'iti n it. v-p;pfr.
because h !, , ,,t ,,.., ;,,,
things wioeii ;-r.- ftioiii,.!. -md he
will progn-n . v-u'ding-v. A news
paper in one year U worth a quar-.
tcr's schooling to a child. Everv
father must oonsid v that informa
tion is coiinee; ! virh ttlvaneeinent.
The mother o :i i m.iiy. hein one
of its head,-, ait 1 n iv-.- - mure
mediate c I ng- eii i.ln if, sliould
l ir i. .... i
ucrscu jie msu ncie-;. i ininu oe
upicd becomes fortifu-.i against the
ills of life, and braced for emergen
cy. Children aniused by reading
or suiuy, are, oi euurse, more con
siderate and easily governed. How
many thought'es oung men have
spent their earnings in a tavern or
grog-shop who ought to have been
reading f Llow many parents who
have no; spent twenty dollars for
books for their families, would have
given thousands to reclaim a son or
daughter who had ignorantly,
thoughtlessly, fallen into tempta
Don t Tell all You Know.
It is a bad plan to place unreserv
ed confidence iu man or woman.
Never tell anyone all about your
self let there be a little mystery
and reserve: your friends will like
you all the better for it. A book
that you "know by heart" must
inevitably be cast aside for a fresh
volume; so will you he served if you
allow yourself to be thoroughly read.
Rut be prepared, in any emergency,
to look your own life and acts
squarely in the face without even
flinching, or mark yourself a coward,
it is not necessary to publish to
the world all that is strictly per
sonal, unless ridicule and frittering
of power are desired; but if gossip
makes itself busy with your name,
do not be aggrieved if a grain of
truth is spread over a dozen lies.
Pass them by in silence, and do not
even then torget your habitual
reverence. Justice will be done you
in time, never fear, and the less
you clamor for it the better. Don't
talk too much.
An Inquisitor Punished. It is
of the elder Dumas that the follow
ing story is told : A stranger hav
ing hpnrd with surprise $ Dumaa
was a quadroon, called upon him to
verify the fact.
'I am told, began the visitor.
' that you are a quadroon, Monsieur
Yes,' answered Dumas.
' And your father.'
Was a mulatto, the distinguish-
ed Gen. Dumas of the army of Italy
-and a mulatto, roared the author
in tones that left no doubt of the
quality of his lungs.
4 And his mother, continued the
Was a negro,' shouted Dumas,
rising to his feet.
4 And who, may I ask, was her
mother?' continued the enterpris
ing indefatigable bore.
An ape, sir, an ape !' thundered
the indignant author. ' My family
began exactly where your's ends.
Waiter, show that monkey the
How to Talk. If you have the
ability to amuse, talk often in corns
pany, and in a way which shows
that you understand what is said
around you. T3ut do not talk long.
In that case you are apt to tire
your hearers. There are many
persons, who though they have
nothing to taldof, never know when
to leave off talking. There are
some who labor under so great and
insatiable a desire for talking, that
they will even interrupt others when
about to speak. We should in
society never tald of our own or
other's domestic affairs. Yours are
of no interest to them, and theirs
should not be to you. Besides, the
subject is of so delicate a nature,
that with the best intentions it is a
chanee if we do not make some
mortifying mistake, or wound the
feelings of some of the company.
Sunshini: and Sleep. Sleep
ess persons should court the sun.
The very worst soporific is lauda
num, and the very best sunshine.
Therefore, it is very plain that poor
sleepers should pass as many hours
as possible in the sunshine and as
few as possible in the shade. Many
women are martyrs, and yet they do
not know it. They shut the sun
shine out of their houses and hearts,
they wear veil3, they carry parasols,
they do all possible to keep off the
most potent influence which is in
tended to give them strength and
beauty and cheerfulness. Is it not
time to change all this, and so get
color and roses in our pale cheeks.
strength in our weak backs, and
courage in our timid souls ? The
women of America are pale and
delicate, but with the aid of sun
light they may be blooming and
Dr. Darley. ' liut, my dear
sir, 1 don't understand why you
wish to employ another physician.
Your mother-in-law is really im
proving under my treatment.'
Mr. Dobbs ' Ah, I know it, sir,,
and that' the trouble.