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PITTSBORO CHATHAM CO., N. C., MAY (J, 1880.
X f J I Fr lurg?r iidvritiwiueutj lllxral tontrarts wis
E. C. HACKNEY,
Attorney at Law,
ash mm o, x. c.
Practices in tho Supreme and Federal
dims of the State., nud the Superior
Courts of Cuuth.im, Ritidolph audOail
lord. Associate Counsel - Col. James A,
Col. Graham will regularly attend the
Superior C'jurU of Chatham Couuty.
f Attention glveu to Collectious in
all parts of the State. "
JOHN M. MORINC.
Attorney at Law,
.UiiilniinvUlft Chatham Co., N. C.
I II M M llI.Nrt,
AIJ'RED A. HOIUNO,
MORINC & MORINC,
A. ttornoy . t Zjaw.
All business intrusted to them will receive
H. A. LONDON. Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
l'lTTSBOUO', N. .
jySpecial Attention Pnid ta
W. E. aNPKP.SOIf.
P. A. WILK7,
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANE,
KAI.F.Is.H, . '.
J. D. WILLIAMS & CO.,
Orooere, Commission Merchants and
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C.
Certain and Reliable!
H0WA1MVH INFALLIBLE WORLD RE
NOWNED liEMF.PV FOR WOKMS
L now for sale by W. 1,. IOndnn, in l'itteboro'.
All til' s i whu are annoyed with those Pasts
arn sdviied In cull snd get a packago of this
vsluaul-i remedy. This compound is uo hnm
hng, but a Kratid siiccus. One agent wantod
in every town in the Htato. For particulars,
a lilinvs! enclosing 3 cent stamp, Ir. J. M
HtlWA Kt, Jit. Olive, Wayne comity, N. ('.
Spring Wagons, &c.
made of the l ist material and fully warrant
ed, to be hold regardless of cost. Parties in
want will e.m-ult ttae-r own interest by exam
n.iiiR onr stork and prices lxfnrobnyins.au
no sro determined to sell and have rnt down
onr price" "o they cannot be met by any other
bonne in the mate.
AIko a fnll stock of.
Ilmxl Inclo llnrnons
KF.I'AIKINO done at bottom prices, and in
Hcnd for pre and cuts.
A. A. McKETHAN" A SONS,
Fayottoville, N. C.
R VLFKill, . CAR.
F. 11. CAMERON. rrt,i lcnt.
W. E. ANDEK80N. Vict Vj.
W. II. 1IICK8, fre'y.
Ths only Home Life Xnnranco Co. in
All Its funds loaned out AT HOMF.. and
among our own people. Wo do not send
North Carolina nioueyabroad to build up oilier
Btates. It is one of the most successful com
panies of its ai;o in tho Uuitcd States. Its as.
set are amply sufficient. All losses paid
promptly. Eight thousand dollars paid m tin
last two years to families in C hatham. It will
cost a man aged thirty years only Arc cents a
day to Insure for one thousaud dollars.
Apply for further Information to
H. A. LONDON, Jr., Gen. Agt.
NOKTIl CAROLINIANS AND OTHERS!
Liquid Enamel Paint i
NEW JERSEY ENAMEL PAINT GOmTANT,
Has been sold in vonr State EIGHT YEIR3 Thousands of gallons having been disposed
of. iu uo case has it failed to give satisfaction.
Tbe tluest public buildings in Baltimore; are painted with this elegant Paict, among wbioh arc
The Carrollton Hotel,
The New American Office,
The Armstrong, Cator & Co's Building,
The Hurst, Furnell & Co's Building,
The Trinity M. E. ChurchSouth.
And oilier PRIVATE CTEHCES AH 0?er the Country.
Mixed Ready for Use. Any One Can Apply it
S.mpla card by mail on application.
C. P. KNIGHT, Sole General Agent,
AND MANUFACTURER OF
Roofing Paper, Building Paper & Roofing Cement,
No. 93 West Lombard Street. Baltimore, Md.
WILL YOU SELLTHE FARM ?
Chapin's Farm Agency,
it A LEIGH, N. C.
Dr. A. B. CHAPIN. Manager.
NORTH CAROLINA. BRANCH OF GEORGE
H. OHAriN'8 FARM AGKNCY,
Speoial attention given to the sale of Sorth
Carolina Ileal Estate. No charge made until
a eale is effected. All property plaoed in onr
hands for sale will be advertised in tbe popu
lar work, Tba Booth Illustrated, free of ex
pense. Tbe Charleston News and Conrier says:
'Everybody baa heard of fleo. H. Chapin's
farm agenoy, and few are unacquainted with
the success wbiob bag attouded its operation..'
The New England Farmer nay.: 'Geo. H.
Chapin has advertised his farms to the amount
of 950,009 during tbe past year. We commend
bim to our readers.'
The Aiken. 8. C, Review says: 'No one has
done more than Geo. U. Chapin In the canse
of Bouthern immigration. Onr villsge is
thronged with Northern people in search of
Bouthern homes, end good sales are being
made. The 'South Illustrated' is doing a great
work for us.'
The New York Tribune, the Boston Herald,
Jourual, Traveler, Globe, and Advertiser speak
iu the bignest terms of Chapin aJ'arm Agenov.
N. B. SMALL FARMS (particularly) are
wanted at onoe.
onioo Fisher Bntlding.
RALEIGH, N. O.
T. H. BBI86S & SONS,
Briggs Building, Raleigh, N. C.
WG0N& BUGGY MATERIAL,
JACOB S. ALLELE. FHED A WATSOK,
JACOB S. ALLEN & CO.,
RAI.EIC.H, N. C,
ana mannfaotnrors of
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mould
and all kinds of Ornamental, Hcroll and
Turned Work; Window and Djor Frames
made to Order.
W Oive us a call before ordoring.
Shops located on Harrington street,
where it crosses the Raleigh and Gaston
Steamboat Notice I
Tbe boats of the Express Steamboat Compa
ny will ma as follows from the first of October
nntil farther notice:
Steamer D. MVRCBISON, Capt. Alonza Gar
rison, will leave Fayettevilie every Tuesday
and Friday at 8 o'clock A . M., and Wilming
ton every Wednesday and Satnrlay at 8 o'clock
Btaamer WAVE, Oapt. W. A. Robeson, will
leave Fayettevilie on Mondays and Thursday,
at 8 o'eioek A. M. , and Wilmington on Tues
days and Fridays at 1 o'clock P.M., connecting
with the Western Railroad at Fayettevilie on
Wednesdays and Satnrfays.
J. D. nil.I.IAMHJL- to.
Agents at Fayettevilie, N. O.
(J row lug Old.
As we grow old our yesterdays
Seem very dim and distant ;
We gropo, as those in darken'd ways,
Through all that is existent;
Yet far-off days shine bright and clear
With suns that long have laded,
And faces dead seem strangely near
To those that lite has shaded.
As we grow old our tears ore lew
For Iricuds most lately taken,
But lulls sh fulls the summer dew
From roses lightly shaken
hen soino chance word or idle strain,
ho chords of memory sweeping,
Unlock tlie flood-gntcs ol our pain
For thoso who taught us weeping.
As wo grow old our smiles are rare
'To those who greet us daily,
Or, il some living laces wear
'i'lin looks that lienmcd so gail
From oyes long closed and we should
In answer to their wooing,
"l is but the past that nliines tho while
Our power to smilo renewing.
As wo grow old our dreams at night
Aro never ol tho morrow;
They come with vanished plcasuro bright,
Or dtu k with olden sorrow;
and wlie.i we wnkn tho mimes we say
Are not ol any mortals,
But ol those in some long dnad day
Parted through life's sunset portals.
If. t'. Cameron.
A PATIIF.TU' TAI.F. Ol MININO LIKE.
Away up on the main range the
Sierra Mail re of thellocky mountains,
twelve thousand feet above tho sea
rests a little mining camp of some
twenty or twenty-five roiifli log cabins.
Right on the edge of timber line ! Tall,
spruce pines below; bare, japged rocks
ubove. North, south, ctist and west
huge peaks tower in their massive
grandeur and rear their stony heads to
the rising and setting sun, and seem
like grim rid sentinels keeping watch
over the little basin in which are the
cabins, collectively known as Mineral
City. The mountain sides are seamed
and ribbed with the rich silver veins of
San Juan, and scores of cuts, shafts and
tunnels echo daily to the clang of drill
and sledge as the hardy miners delve
after the metallic treasures of these
Near the hhtcksiuith shop, where the
not unmelodious ringed drills and picks
being sharpened is heard all the day and
far into the night, a little cabin stands
unobtrusively upon its rocky founda
tion. There is an air of neatness about
its hipped roof of nicely split "shakes "
and its carefully hewn door that speaks
well for the patience, taste and skill of
its builder. In fact, the cabin is pointed
out as a tine specimen of frontier archi
tecture. The solitary owner and occupant of
this little building was known through
out the camp as " the Hermit." Not, bo
it understood, because of his imitating
those poor old beings of ancient story
who dwelt iu caves and lied at the ap
proach of any one, but simply because
lie was a taciturn, quiet old fellow.wrho
worked his mine alone, and, when join
ing the rest of the men about the tire in
the saloon, always sought a corner and
rarely, if ever, took part in the conver
sation. He was vastly different from the rest
of his fellow laborers. He never drank ;
he never swore; but in his quiet, unob
trusive way would sit and gaze intently
tit the lite, unmindful of the stories, the
hearty laughter, the social drinking and
the absorbing games of cards going on
around hhn. Tall he was, with a dc
cid 'd stoop in his shoulders ;v a long
beard, plentifully streaked with gray,
anil a pair of wearied, restless, nervous,
yearning eyes, that somehow appealed
to the rough but good-hearted miners.
Mail came twice a week in Mineral
City, and the saloon was the post
oftice. Regularly upon the carrier's
nriival the hermit would join the
crowd and listen with an eager, expect
ant air as the cuperscriptions of the
various letters were read out by the
saloon-keeper, and then, when the last
missive had been reached and either
claimed orset aside, he would lower his
head and slowly slip away to his seat at
the corner of the fireplace, with never
a word. Every mail that went out
carried a letter from tho hermit, al
ways directed to the same party, and
every month he registered one to the
same address, which the boys shrewdly
guessed contained such money at the
poor fellow was able to scrape together
from the scanty yield of his mine the
The boys had often debated upon
writing a ;lctter to the hermit, for his
continual expectation and his regularly
bitter disappointment touched them,
but they argued that it would not be
what he wanted and so the idea was
abandoned. Several of them asked the
postmaster to lay aside their letters
without reading aloud their addresses
'hat the contrast might not be so pain
ful to the hermit, and none of them
gave vent to any joyful exclamation
when the mail brought them favors, as
was their wont. The old whisky keg.
it the corner of the fireplace, was al
ways reserved for the hermit, and
'erne when he might he never found it
ivcupied, or when sitting there was he
'ver .'crowded. And so these rough
frontiersmen showed in various ways
their sympathy for their lonely and
ilent companion, of whom they knew
nothing save what his pinched, care
worn luce and yearning eyes told.
One ilny the tieiil eaiiie in and the
'ii'iuiit W:iS lint there. This -i.
i ii usual that it led to eoiiMderalie
emulation among the boys. Then
It .ney, whoso lead lay near the Alice,
remembered that the hermit had not
Ven to work that day or the day be
fore, and when night came on and the
keg In the corner remained unoccupied
i he boys concluded that investigation
"l'ards, I reckon the hermit may be
:i lectio off and might kinder need
help," said (leorgia, "an" it sorter
strikes me we might call in 'an see."
As this met the approval of all tin
men Georgia and Roney c n-ied up tu
the hermit's little cabin. A dim light
crept around the edges of the old flour
sack that acted as a curtain for the lit
tle square pane of glass constituting a
window, and. after consultation, the
two messengers concluded to tase n
peep before making thoir presence
Georgia put his face to the glass and
peered intently within. The hermit sat
m the earthen floor enveloped in a torn
and miserable blanket. His hat was off
and his long, gray hair was tangled find
unkempt. His eyed, which Georgia
ould plainly see, as he sat nearly fucing
the window, combined with their usual
pleading expression a sort of feverih
trlitter, and the whole attitude of the
man was one of despair. In his hand
lie hold what appeared to bp a photo
graph and an old letter, and he never
moved his eyes from them.
The rest of the room that came within
(Jeorgia's field of vision betokened
cleanliness, but at tho same time ex
treme poverty for even that rough coun
try. Georgia withdrew his head and
his companion took a look, after which
they both softly retreated some little dis
tance into the timber and paused.
" Well?" said Uoney.
" Blamed queer," said Georgia.
" Kinder sick looking, eh?"
Georgia nodded his head thought
fully. "Let's see the boys about it," said
Roney, and then they both retraced their
steps to the .saloon.
Tne boys listened with interest to the
report and pulled their beards and
scratched thi ir heads in attempts to ol
tain a solution as to what ailed the her
mit. Many and various were the ex
planations given, and then they decided
that Georgia and Roney had better go
back and knock at the door anil inquire,
at any rate, if anything was wrong; so
thereupon tho two once more started up
the trail. They knocked firstsoftly
and then louder but elicited no re
sponse or caused any show of life with
in, save the extinguishment immedi
ately of the light.
" No use," whispered Roney, and
without further word they left the little
cabin and its solitary and eccentric oc
cupant and joined their comrades.
The next day passed and the next and
the hermit gave no signs of existence.
That evening the mail came in and
among tho letters was one, in a woman's
hand, for John Harruer, Mineral City,
San Juan county, Colorado. There was
not such a pcisonage in the tounty, si
tar as the boys knew, hut Georgia sud
denly suggested that it uiU'ht he for the
hermit. This seemed most probable
and he was deputed to carry it up anc,
deliver it, if correct.
As before, all the knocking failed to
obtain nn answer, and Georgia, after a
moment's hesitation, put his shoulder to
the door and with as little noise as pos
sible burst the wooden button off thai
served as a lock. The next in.-tant and
Georgia was in the room. The hermit
lay extended upon the flour, his face
flushed and hot with fever and his long,
thin lingers nervously srasping and re
taxing again the torn blanket on which
" What's the matter, old pard?" s- id
Georgia, as hp raised the old man'
The fevered eyes slowly turned to
ivard his face, '.he emaciated fini: i
opened and the poor, lonely old folio"
paid huskily :
" Don't tell her!"
"Who tell who?"
"Alice poor little thing she don't
" Thinking of his folks in the States."
muttered Georgia, and then tenderli
and carefully he lifted the sick man it:
his arms and strode away to his own
The news of the hermit's sickws
spread through the camp and blank) t
tnd food camo from all quarters for hi
use. The store was ransacked lor tin
hist that it could afford. A terrihli
slaughtering of mountain grouse took
place that rich broths mizht le made
for the invalid. One man traveled six
teen mi.ee to Silverton to secure a can
of peaches, and the men almost fought
in their anxiety to act as nurses ami
watchers. Georgia thanked the boy.
but kept them away, admitting only oik
or two to aid him in tho care of the old
man. But despite all this attention the
old fellow sank and sank, and it soon
became evident that the mountain fever
had one more victim.
One night Georgia sat smoking his
pipe and musing. The owner of the
letter had been found, for in hi
ravings the old man had often men
tioned the name of Harmer, but the
boys feared lest he should die before
reading it, and this perplexed Georgia
suilly. What was he to ilo with it and
might it not contain matters of unpen
ancc? Had the old man any friends or
relatives livin r, btmI where were they to
lie fount!? AH these things and mativ
more came Hitting through his hraip.
:nd he did not hear his patient slowlv
raise himself in bed and stare nbont
him. The old man looked the rniun
over and then his eyes nted on the
bnriy form by the tin'.
"Georgia," he said.
In an initant Georgia sprang to hi;
b et am' has'i lied to the bedside.
"Why, pardncr. yer yr getting bet
ter, ain't jou?"
The old man smiled wearily.
"Tell me all about it." lie said.
Georgia briefly r counted the story of
his iilnei.s, touching but lightly on wh'it
he had done and laying great stress on
the interest of the men.
" But, now, old man, you'll soon be
up and among 'em." he concluded, with
a cheerful laugh.
"No," said the old fellow, with the
same weary smile, " but but I thank
" Oh, nonsense that's all right
you're only a leetle shook up, you know
it's nateral after being as fur down us
you've been. 'Xou'li soon be all right
cheer up. and don't let yer sand run out;
besides, I've got a letter for you."
" Letter lor me?" and the old man's
face lighted up w ith an eagerness that
sent a tremor through Georgia's' honest
neart, lest the missive, after all, should
not be for him. Ho got it, however,
and pave it into the treroblinir leinuV
" Yes, yes," said the old fellow, " it's
hpr writing, I know like her mother's
oh, how long it has been coming
but now" and his poor weak, shaking
hands vainly strove to open it.
n Let me,"said Georgia, kindly.
The old man let him take the letter,
and then said suddenly, but ina low.
even tone: "Hold on, Georgia."
"Georgia," said the old fellow, looking
him steadily in the eye, "you've been
kind to me very kind and I've got
nothing to show for it nothing but con
fidence. I'm going to tell you some
thing, Georgia, and then then you ean
read that letter and you'll understand
all the good news it contains."
He paused a moment and closed his
pyes. Then he continued ;
"Georgia, I was a likely sort of n
young chap years ago not such a good-for-nothing
galoot as I am now, and I
married, Georgia married the best girl
in old Pennsylvania. I was mighty
happy too happy, partner that's what
made it so hard when she died. W
had one child a girl and we called In i
Alice my wife's name. She was a wet
little thing when her mother died ami
so very, very pretty. It was hard line:
on '.i c, Georgia, and somehow I got to
drinking. I know it did mo no good
and I know it wasn't right, but a ni: n
don't reason much when he's dosperati
like, and so I drank and drank. I sold
out everything and put my little girl
my little Alice with my wife's brother
He had a family of his own and what
could a lonely broken-hearted man lil e
me do for a dear little girl? Georgia, i!
they'd come to me and talked gooil anc
gentle they could have made a man !
me, but they didn't. They wouldn't ! i
me come into their house, and they s i :
that I'd killed my wife by drinking
Georgia, it was a lie a lie. I never
drank a drop till she died, and I
wouldn't have done it then it I'd had
any one to sympathize with me. But I
hadn't; I was alone in the world alom
with my great grief, and " and the olil
man's voice broke, and his poor, thiti
hands went nervously over the blanket,
while two tears stoic from his hot eyis.
and trickling down the pale, pinchi
cheeks lost themselves in the gray hairs
of his brtird.
"Well Georgia," he said, presently
" they got an order from the court giv
ing the guardianship of my child m
Alice to her uncle, because they saiii
I was unlit to take care of her. Georgia,
if but one kind word had been said
only one I wouldn't have been tin
fool I was. Well, I left and came WiM.
I stopped drinking. Ihav. never toucher1
a drop since Alice was taken from nn
You believe me, Georgia?"
"Yes," said Georgia.
"After awhile I wrote to her unci)
and I told him of my new life and askei
him if I couldn't tit least write to
little girl. That was in 'K7, ar.d s!n
was ten years old. lie took no notice
of my letter "'
" lie's u "broke in Georgia, but
suddenly cheeked himself before con
"Then I thought perhaps he hadn't
got it, so I sot my money togethet and
went Kast. But he had, Georgia; In
had. It was no use, though. He
wouldn't believe in me and wouldn't
let me see my little girl. He said ie
should ucver know but what he was
her father, at least until she was of age.
I tried the courts, but I sp"tt all my
money without changing the decree.
Then I gave it up and oame back West
again. I gained one thing, though.
The judge said that when Alice was
twenty-one she should be offered the
choice of coming to me, her fat her, or
remaining with her guardian. I had to
rest satisfied, and I worked and worked
to get money for my little girl. I
scrimped some, Georgia, hut ther 's
nearly twelve thousand dollars in the
bank for her now," and the old man's
voic and manner were full of pride.
" She was twenty-one last June, and
I've been waiting for her letter. I
knew it would come. Oh. Georgia, if
she only knew how I worked for her;
how I have waited, all alone, but still
working ai,ii :u,iht, 1'iit she has writ
ten now, and to-morrow. Georgia to
morrow, or nxt day, I must start
K:ist. We shall b. verv, very happy
together, and but rend the letter you
know ail now," and the lids closed
again over the fevered eyes, and the
poor old mau softly murmured, " little
Alice, little Alice."
Georgia tore open t.ie envelops arid
unfolded the lr tier, and the old man
feebly drew nearer in joyful, happy
"My uncle," read ("rgia, unstead
ily, " has informed ms ol your rela
tionship to me. I have only to say that
I recret that the man whose habits
killed my niolle f should nisi) bear t he
title of my father. I sin viely hope
that the Almighty will pardon when
w cannot. A i icf II rmf.r,"
Georgia turned toward the old man
"My God," he said, "the hermit 1
dead." I'lal'idclfihia Times.
WHAT IT COSTS.
Krarly Two lliinilr.it J'oumla of Ilorse
flr.li C'onniiiiiril ICvery IVrek ly tli
J.lfiii.,Tlir-l-s niil I'siif liei-Hnl the I'hit
adrlphla no -1 lir lllrt of the Other
Visitors to the Z tologieal Garden
have noticed down in the lower end ol
the grounds, a little to the right of the
place where the polar hours are kept, a
line of low, rambling buildings built
against the fence which separates the
grounds from a long el rip of land lying
between th'! Ki'd ns and the New York
branch of the lYimsylvunia, railiotul.
Tho last of these buildings is a good
deal better than the rest, h.ing a tail,
close, frame shanty of nine boards and
having a door to it. The others, smaller,
more uneven and without any doors,
are nothing more than mere sheds or
s'alls. Always in front of them will b
seen n pile of clover hay, with a ha'!
a dozen, more or less, sorry-look in it
horses, the -nlc oect! :nits of tin sheds,
feeding thereon. An Inspection of these
animals will usually siiow a plethora of
defects in the way of damaged eyes or
spavined Joints or broken wind, all, h:
the majority of instances, being the reg
ular accompaniments of old age ami
being hut another way of describing a
horse broken down by W' ight of years
and past his stage of usefulness. Occa
sionally younger animals may he seen
in the stalls, hut these are also suffering
from some affliction ot body or limb an 1
stand on the same footing as the rest.
These horses, once they get under tin
above described sheds, have all om
common destiny-they are to be kill)')!
and dressed as food for the anim-iis of
the Zoological Garden. The amount o!
food consumed daily by the animals
large and small, is no little. The chid
meat-eating animals arc the lions, ti
gers, leopards, pumas and hyenas. Al
together they consume about 175 pounds
)if horse meat a day. Four horses ti
ww k is the usual average in keeping up
the supply of these animals alone. Next
in point of heavy feeding come the ele
phants. Their chief food is hay, o
which it takes about four timesas much
to keep mi elephant as it dues to keep a
horse, the elephant eating about 100
pounds of hay every twenty-four hours.
And in order to keep up hisnppetite the
hay must be the best going, being in var
iably timothy of he best grade. Oilier
animals that eat hay ari' the giraffes, thi
camels, the deer, .chrsi and different
animals of tin' eatlie species. Most ',.
thi se are fed on what is known as mixed
hay, timothy and clover.which is about
twenty per cent, cheaper than the tim
othy alone. Two wagon loads of each
per week is the smioutit used. Kaeh
wagon load is supposed to contain 30.
000 wiight.or a ton an-", a half. The
price for timothy is .about twinty dol
lars per ton. which makes the Ihne
tons per wei k equal to sixty dollars.
The mixed hay costs in the neighbor
hood of eighteen dollars a ton, thtv
makinc t.ic weekly cost of that necessary
supply fifty-four dollars. which, added lo
the sixty dollars, gives the wei kly cost o
hay alone in the sum of one hundred
and fourteen dollars.
The cost of feeding the lions, tigers,
leopards and pumas is about twenty dol
lars a week. Add to this the one hun
dred and fourteen dollars, cost of feed
ing the larger animals.) lephants. giraff. s
and others, and the cost is one hun
dred and thirty-four ilol.ars This does
not nearly represent all the animals fid
in the garden nor docs it come near be
ing the chief item of o:ist. There are
hundred and one other creatures requir
ing, in many cases, much more delicate
am! costly food. The sea-lions have to
be fed on fish. Usually fiish and salt
mackerel, each animal taking twelve or
fifteen to each tneai twi ! a day, and
consuming altogether luO pounds offish
daily. Next in point of d licate livers
conic the polar bears, whose regular diet
is brisad soaked in milk, with li-h now
and then for u change. The black bears
arealso given hp ad. ti0 pound being
used daily. Vegetables of almost every
sort are fed lib rally to the different
animals cabbage, potatoes, carrots,
onions and turnips. The elephants are
great cabbage raters, in addition to their
standard diet, hay. Tlie giraffes,
singularly enough, are great onion
eaters, while tliP deer and tho
goats and animals of the cow
species eat carrots and turnips and pota
toes. Bran and oats and corn ar aiso
liberallv distributed mostlv once or
twice a week among the hay-eating
animals. The most delicate and expen
sive feeder in the place perhaps is the
ourang-outang, which gets beef, pota
toes, bread and honey. As there isor.ly
one in the collection nt present, the cost
of keepine this grinning satire on the
human species i not multiplied. An
other delic.-u y which niu-t not be omit
ted in the diet ol the polar bears is fish
oil. of which they get sevir.a! supplies a
week. After the bay the oats is per
haps the next chief source of expense in
the way of animal food. As for the
fowls, the larger ones are fed o:i corn,
while the small biiils are fed on canary
seed, and all of them now and then get
a small chunk of meat. The cost of
feeding the animals alone foots up to
ahout $100 a day. All the horses that
go to supply the meat-eating aniim.ls
are killed on the ground, iu the small
slaughter house that stands at the lower
end of the row of sheds in the lower
part of the garden. I'Uilnil, Iphia Times.
It is a time-honored custom in Quincy,
Via., to salute a new married couple by
firing a cannen.
The Rochester Erpre complains that
(he mornings get up too early.
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST.
There are about d.OOO.OOO Hebrews in
The Sheriff is an individual of strong
The harsh toned frog is lifting bis
barcarole in the marshes.
Cider jelly from Vermont ia sold by
the backet in Boston.
A cat's mouth is like a free show;
open to waul.
The man who preserved eilence mnit
have had a candid tongue.
Brocatelle is a stylish and durable
new stuff for overdressec
The man that is always around the
Hub must be a spokesman.
Itaby and dark red fabrics havearioh
ness that delicate tints lack.
If ever a man needed to travel for bis
health it is the Czar of Russia.
It is not decided in what part of New
York Cleopatra's needle will be etnek.
Spring poetry is worth more this year
than last ; paper has gone up in prioe.
It is put up or shut up with the great
It makes Eli Perkins mid to hear an
English cockney call him Helie Per
kins. A dairyman could furnish clean milk
if he would only strain a pint to aooom
A fashion writer says "polka spots
may be fashionable, but they are hardly
It is rather odd that the 8mith family
have neglected to erect a monument to
The great Chinese motalist is said to
have been a great liar. Why Confucius
in that way.
In Leadville never say "Celonel," but
Senator, shove the baoon." Colonels
are too thick.
Wagner composes in a small, badly
ventilated apartment; he never did car"
mnch for "air."
A poet calls tho humming bird a
winged emerald "by swiftness turned to
Governor Tabor will put np buildings
in Denver, Colorado, requiring five
About as near an approach lo perpet
ual motion as can be found this time of
year is n baromoter.
A venerable Massachusetts matron
remembers Ben Butler when he wore
bibs and was "spoons" on his pap.
"Nasby" has sold his "Widow" for
.'50,000. This is the biggest sell on a
widow we bave ever heard of.
It is proposed to establish a hatchery
inS indusky. Ohio, capable of turning
out 3U,(i(H),oon fish annually.
The boy with his first watch mani
lestsan uncontrollable desireto note tlie
exact second at which he meets every
person upon the street.
Turing the period of nearly two cen
turies the first bom of the house of
Austria has been a girl a singular fact.
Lathe Gny of Syracuse whistles for
money, and it comes to her. She gives
whistling concerts, is young, and looks
pretty with her lips puckered. Her per
formance sounds like a pioeolo.
Judicious advertising has created
mauy a new business; has enlarged
mauy an old business; has revived many
a dull business; has resecned many a
lost business; has saved many a failing
business; has preserved many a large
business, and secures success in any
The Boston Transcript says that an
E ist Boston lady was recently requested
by the Board of Health to have traps
placed under the sinks and basins in her
house, and when an inspector, a few
days later, xmined the premises, it
was fonnd thas she had plaoed there
Let an honest man jump from an ex
press train going at full speed, and the
odds are a hnudrad to one that he
breaks his neck. Let a handcuffed
murderer or burglar or counterfeit
feake the same penlons leap, and in four
cases out of five he will got off with a
few trifling bruises, or, at worst, a
sprained ankle. What is the reason T
Teople who have a weakness for be
lieving that the number 13 is unlucky,
says the fndrphndenoc Beige, are
requested to meditate upon the following
fact, the authenticity of which is vonohed
for : A young soldier, Berigieres by
name, was born on the 13th of the month
of Jannary, 1855. He lived at Brussels
in a house numbered 13. On Friday,
Feb. 13, 1875, he was drafted into the
army by virtue of having drawn the
nnmber 13. A lottery ticket was inher
ited by him bearing the nnmber 13,
which hastely drawn a prize of 200,000
A new rule has gone into effect in the
I'nited States patent idl'rie, which is ol
much importance t inventors. Here
after, no models will bo required to ac
company applications for letters patent,
examiners depending solely on th
drawings in making up their decision.
When they are unable, owing to the in
tricacy of the invention, to decide
knotty point, they arc empowered to
call upon the inventor for a model, but,
it is estimated, this will not be necessary
oftener than once in a thousand oases.
This will be a great saving to the in
ventor, and is highly satisfactory to the
patent attorneys; but wo question
whether the model makers have re
ceived the news with any great demon
traiions of joy.