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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOR AND IMtorillETOR.
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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, JUNE 1, 1882.
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-I VOL. IV.
The Ebbing' Tide.
Flowing, flowing, evsr flowing,
Slowly outward ebbs tlio tul-.
Hero tlio shoal sre sniall an. I narrow,
There tho ma nius deep and wide.
Ebbing, ebbing, ever outward
To the rolling, boundless aca,
Wave on wave in auch snoce-";u
Scarcely ia a vacan-y.
Flowing, flowing, in -iu 'i numbers,
Can any diffnrenco be
In their form, or hue, or motion,
An they flow to the same sea
Ay, some waves rifle from their eomi ados,
Flowing enward to the strand ;
Others froth iu wrath and anguiHli,
Break in nmai.in to the rand.
On the oci an of ferr vr.
Some will sparkle in the light ;
Others dwell in depth el horror,
In the sea's daik, raj less night.
And so pass the generation.
Moving outward to the Hen,
Out on the ebbing t.de i. tunc,
Flowing to cteriiitv.
PROVING A FRAUD.
"Bemico Melrose yes, that's a very
pretty noino. Bu' w hat's iu a name?"
And Mr. Welton. senior, shook his
he ail reflectively. "Tlio idea of a een
fible young man, with plenty of money,
marrying a girl without a cent! II ever
I many again, it will bo a woman with
plenty of money, and one thing is cer
tainyou are not going to marry that
girl with my consent. Thut's all, sir."
"We shall get on without it. I tell
you that it is I who will have to live with
my wife, if I have one; so I intend to
have a voice in tho nutter of chous
ing." This w is Guy WeltoD who spoke, and
ho was just like his father in one
respect as to having his own way.
'You'll make a pretty tlgnro taking
care of a wife without tmv help from
"I think I can tale euro of the littlo
girl who loves mo."
"Of course you think so."
And thou Mr. Welton beguu to argue.
Then ho got angry, and words betweeu
father and ton weru hi t and lively, and
neither gav.i war.
"You are very iooli-h, Guy, and
you'll regret it somo day; see if yon
don't. But, si o here. Tukirg it for
grauto.l that she is lovely and all that.
I'll wager the deed to my new houso
that sho doem't earo for you in the
least. It is yonr money she is after.
If somo other ehup would come along
with more money than you have, your
chances would bo nowhere."
Gay smiled. This last argument of
his father's he thought too absurd to
givo a serious thought.
"Sho loves me not tho wealth I may
possess. I would trust her heart against
all the money that can bo amassed."
"And would you be willing to test
"I have not doubted her yet."
"Do be sensible, Guy. I've lived in
the wcrld a great deal longer than you
Lave, and I know a great deal more
about wemen. I never knew of many
true, loving women, and one of them
was your mother. But few women are
to be depended n. I have a min 1 to
try and see if I can't get ahead of you.
Come, now, what do you saj? It s all
for your good. I don't want ycur hap
piness ruined, my boy; and, if eho
proves as true as you think Lor, I will
withdraw my objection and give you a
deed to the new bouse."
"I shall huto to have my littlo girl
think I doubted her. And you will
give us your blessing, father, when you
are convinced that sic lovisnjo for
myself alont? '
"Yes; when I am convinced of that,
jou may marry her with my consent."
Mr. Welton was a fine-looking man of
polished manners and great wealth, and
altogether was regarded as a very desir
able admirer bv many of the fair sex.
He considered himself a very clever
diplomatist, and when he started to
prove Bernice Melrose a fortune hunter,
be had no doubt of his ultimate success.
Elm Grove was a cosy country town,
and it was hero that Mr. Welton came
to see and to conquer, believing that in
such a small place ho could easily, by
chance or design, make the young lady's
As Le was driving through the country
one day, he overtook a lady walking
leisurely along tho road, and asked her
to take a seat in Lis phaeton, and as fate
was propitious, she did.
"I wonder who she is; she is deuced
pretty, any way," thought Mr. Welton,
as they drove along,
He soon found out that she lived in
Elm Grove, and she being of a com
municative turn of mind, Le asked her if
she knew any one there by the name of
"Melrose? Why, that's my name,"
aid the fair stranger.
"Bernice Melrose," Le asked, inquisi
"Yea, sir, my name is Bernice Mel
rose. How came you to know my name?"
asked Bernice Melrose, as she coldly
regarded Mr. Welton.
"Why, yon see, my friend Guy Wei
rpn has spoken it so often that I fee) ac
quainted with the name, at least," ex
plained Mr. Welton.
"And so you are a friend of Guy's ?
lie is a friend of mine, also."
"Then we are both friends of Gnj's.
Well, there is my card;" and Le handed
her one on which was written tho name
of one of Guy's most intimate auquaint
ances. "I am pleased to know you, Mr. Estey ;
I have heard Guy mention you often.
The boy seemed to regard you very
"The boy I humph I The idea of call
ing Ler promised hnsband a boy I
Wonder what Guy would say if he heard
It was a pretty cottage at which the
lady alighted, but it was neither Insu
rious nor splendid.
"Do you live alone, Miss Melrose ? '
asked Mr. Welton, politely.
"Ob, no 1 I live with my mother."
Of conrso that settled all doubts of
Ler identity in Mr. Wtlton's rniud.
"And so that is Guy's girl I" muttered
Mr. Welton, as Lo drove along. "I
supposed sho was a chit of about seven
teen by the way he spoke of her ; but
she is twenty-five if sho is a day ; and
she called my dignified son a boy. Sho
doesn't care very deeply for him, that's
plain. I don't see Low it is that somo
men will lose all tho sense they ever
did have on account of some woman.
Now I flatter myself that I understand
the fair sex pretty well, and all this
Bernice Melrose's deceit is perfectly
plain to me ; but G ay is clean bewitched
about her. Sho must bo the same per
sonfor the description tallios exactly.
Lot's seo : graceful form, milk and roses
complexion, blue eyes and lovely golden
eurls only eho wears golden braids,
now that Guy isn't hero. I expect tho
curls made her look younger ; but in
spite of beauty I can always seo beuejh
the surface, and this very charming
Bernice hasn't lust her heart ; mid jet
my misguided son thinks rbe loves
Tho" next day Mr. Weltou renewed
this chaueo acquaintance by calling on
somo pretext ut the cottugo.
"Sho is kind to her invalid mother if
sin is an accomplished coquette," ho
mused, as ho wended hm way home
ward. "Sho is tho Bemico Melrose,
sure enough, for her mother called her
that ; and I wonder who Burnio is,
whom the old lady was wishing for?"
Now that Mr. Welton had begun tho
siego he kept it up in real earnest ; and
by-andby ho was uu almost daily visiter
at tho cottage.
"I'm half tempted lo fall in love with
her myself," ho thought ; "but it is too
bad for Gay, ho seemed so much in
earnest; yet it is butter for bim to have
his eyes opened before it is too late."
"What an agreeable person Mr. Estey
is I And he reminds me so much of
Guy," said Bernice, in contemplating
Nearly a month had elapsed before
Mr. Welton had matured the plans he
had laid to prove tho lmworthinesa of
"I'll write Ler a proposal of marriage,
and Ler answer shall be the convincing
proof I will take to Guy. Ah, women
are fickle creatures ! ' he sighed, uh ho
sealed a note to Bernice.
It was with somo impatience that he
awaited Ler answer ; but be bad not
very long to wait, for soon it came ia a
dainty pale-bluo envelope, which bo
hastily opened and read :
Dear Mr. Ehtev: The avowal con
tained in your note surprises while it
pleases me, and if you love the under
signed as truly as you profess, she will
be only too happy to accept the honor
you have oflered Ler. Yours wholly,
"P. S. I Lave an explanation to make
which 1 sincerely trust nil! not change
your regard for B. M."
"Well, well I WLat shall I do now ?
If Guy were not my only cLild I would
just drop tho matter where it is, for
knowing as I do the treachery of Ber
nice, I would give as much as Guy to
feel that she is honest. But I am cer
tain sho is older than Guy, and I should
make a more suitable husband for her.
But I won't marry any ono wbo would
deceive my boy ; so Bernice, you have
lost both of us."
Mr. Welton wroto to Guy, saying he
would leave for home next day, and
that he was sorry for him; he would ox
plain when be got home. He must call
and tell Bernice wLo ho was, and then
she would understand why Le went
Very beautiful was Bernice Melrose
wben she received Mr. Welton that
evening, and she didn't look like a de
ceitful perssn in her white dress 'and
violet ribbons. And wbo was the lovely
girl with her, who was tho exact coun
terpart of herself, only so much young
era child almost in years?
While Mr. Welton was conjecturing
as to the identity of the beautiful crea
ture with golden curls, Bernice said
"Mr. Estey, allow me to present to
ycu my daughter. Burnie, this is Mr.
Estey, about whom I have spoken to
"Your daughter? It -ally, I didn't
kuow you had a child; Imt allow mo to
congratulate yon." Aud M Welton
gazed in admiration at tho dainty girl
"I am Mrs. Bernice Melrose, and this
is Miss Bernice Melrose. When you
called me Miss Melrose, I thought it
would be amusing to have yon think I
was a young lady instead of n widow;
bnt had I dreamed of wbut I know now
I should have undeceived you before."
"Nothing you would do would dis
please me; and as I have deceived you,
we are quits. I am Guy Welton's father,
and when I gave you the wrong card
that day I thought I would enjoy a littlo
masquerado whilo getting acquainted
with Guy s friends."
"it mint have been a diamond cut
diamond affair, then," said Burnio, who
until now had boon a mute listener.
"And you are the very dear friend of
my sou? If you are willing to have me
for a father, Burnio, I am more than
pleased to have such a lovely girl for
"Aud now I must explain my letter
to Gay," soliloquizod Mr. Welton on
his way to his boarding bouse that even
ing. "What a simpleton I was to doubt
my Bernice; but love and snnpiciou gc
hand iu hand."
Tbero was a sort of woiried air about
Guy next day when his father greoted
"Well, I suppose it is settled to your
satisfaction. Is sho what you expect j id?"
asked Guy, impatiently.
"Ahom! No, not precisely. You
see, Guy, you seo or rather tho plain
faets of the case aro, she is a great deal
moie thau I expected, and I am engaged
to her mother, and it all came about in
this way. I strnck a chance acquaint
ance with Bsrniea Mebose-vour lier-'
nice, I thought her aud kept up a live
ly flirtation until wo got engaged; then
she presented to mo tho sweetest gill in
Christendom as her daughter, Bemico
Melrose. Aud now, Guy, the houio is
yours that is, if you will take mo for a
father in-law." .
"I'm astonished! But to fall in lovo
with persons named Bjruioo Melrose
seems to be a family failing, so wo had
betti r shake bauds on the sul j-et."
'Say family blessing, rather," inter
posed Mr. Welto i.
"Farther gone than I ami" comment
ed Guy, sagely, whilo a hearty haml
shuke ended the vexing subject name
ly, Bernice Melroso. Waverly Maga
Ii3t us now follow tho art of glass
staining through its chief stages. The
design of the window being determined
upon, and the cartoon or full-sized
drawing being prepared, a kind of
skeleton drawing his male, showing
only the lines which indicate the shape
of each separato piece of glass. It is
apparently not generally understood
that a window is not one piece of glass,
to wLich are applied the various colors
displayed, but a number of small pieces
which are united by grooved lead, which
incloses each individual fragment, and
that different color wo seo is tho color
of that particular piece cf glass, tho
only painting material used being the
daik brown pigment employed to detino
the mere delicate and minute details.
This skeleton, or working drawing, then
passes to the cutting-room, where sheets
of glass of every imaginable shapo aro
put in racks, each bearing a number by
which a particular tiut is known. Tho
draw ing being numbered on the separate
pieces of glass by means of a frame con
taining small pieces of every shade, and
t ii-.-h uuiubere.l accordingto the rack con
taining tho glass of that color, tho use
of this frame renders unnecessary the
tedious process of visiting each rack in
search of the particular shade required;
the glass is laid bit by bit on the draw
ing, and each piece is then cut to the
required shape by means of a diamond.
After the glass is cat it passes to the
painter, who, laying it over the drawing,
traces upon it with his brush all tho
dotails cf features, folds of drapery,
foliage, etc., as designed by the artist.
But as the action of the weather and the
continually varying oonaitions of the
atmosphere would speedily remove the
paint if left in this state, it is neeessay
to subject tho painted glass to the action
of heat by placing it for several hours in
a kiln, under the influence of which tho
paint is fused into absolute affinity with
the glass and then becomes actually in
corporated with its snbstance. After
this burning process, it only remains
for the different pieces to be united with
the grooved leaden frame-work which
binds the whole together. The places
where the leads join are then carefully
soldered together, and nothing remains
but to thorongly work over the whole
surface with a thirk cement, which fills
np any interstices between the glass and
lead, and renders the "rbolo panel per
fectly water-tight and weather-proof.
Since the report has gained currency
that Dr. Mary Walker has been tamper
ing with the males at Washington, there
has been a big stampede among the Con
TIIK AITOCIUT OF THE FAMILY.
The Hul en n HI. I.nnu .llnn Required III
Wire la Hnenr ia Obnervn Whllu
Vltililns New Yolk-
Tho St. Louis Globe Democrat prints
the long complaint in tho suit of Mrs.
Alice Davenport for a divorce from Ler
Lusband, Benjamin 11. Davenport, of
that city. Tho parties are natives of
Georgia, but were married in that city
September 2 1, 1878. The wife asserts
that t wo weeks after their marriage Ler
husband, without cause, began to treat
her with suspicion and mistrust, and to
assume toward her a cruel and tyrani
cal attitude, declaring that sho should
subject herself iu all things, even to the
most minute and trivial affairs, entirely
to his arbitrary dictation, direction and
command ; that he forbado her ever
speaking to any gentleman, and that,
sho being ill, he refused her permission
to go to her mother in Savannah,
Georgia, and finally only consented to
her meeting her mother in this city
after she had taken an oath faithfully
to observe certuin rules which, a gross
iudignity to hersolf, he had written out
as follows ;
Rales for tho government of my
wife's conduct while away from me,
June 1, 1879 :
1. Not to speak to any person or
allow any person to speak to her on the
car, except tho conductor and porter in
the discharge of their duties.
2. Go directly from depot in New
York to Mrs. Height's house and occupy
room with mother and sleep only in her
;i. Speak kiudly and politely to Mrs.
Haiglit but not iu a friendly or familiar
manner ; say to her that you do not
wish to meet any ono in the house ;
ask for a table to yi urself, with only
your family, or go somewheie eibO.
I. Never bing in tho parlor or sit in
the parlor, or sing in your room whin
any person except your immediate
family bo preseut.
"i. Never leave mother day or night
for fi.-e minutes ut a time for any reason
whatsoever. 1)3 not walk, ri le, or go
anywhere without her, even with your
Ci Do cot call ou any person whatso
ever, and allow no one who may call on
you to seo you, unless they bo your
brothers or their wives. Do not speak
tc any person you nny meet whom you
may have known in the pa"t.
7. Dj not permit yourself to bo in
troduced to any per.ion whatsoever,
and if you are, refuse to speak to
8. Wrilo evpry night to me a full,
truthful, and exact uojouut of every
thing yo.i have done, where you have
been, with whom you have been, t
whom you have spoken, and whom you
have seen. This must bo done every
Let nothing, sicknesH or death, pre
vent your keeping these rules, for I will
excuse no breach on any account. Do
not leave New York, even for an hour,
without my permission, except Brooklyn
If my wife cannot keep these rules,
in word and in spirit, I desire never to
see her again.
Benjamin It. Davenport.
The Globo-Demoerat says : "Mr.
Davenport came to this city in 1873,
and at onco gained onsiderablo promi
nence in the practice of his profession.
Ho has tho management of several
largo estates, and is iu receipt of qnite
a respectable income. Ho is a genial,
sociable gentleman, aud has always
been regarded as above reproach. Mr.
Davonport entered his appearance, thus
obviating the issuance of a process, and
instead of being returnable to tho June
term it is returnable to the present
(April) term. It is understood that Mr.
Davenport will not contest the case,
but will allow Mrs. Davenport to get a
decree by default.
A Hanging Experience,
"No," said oar host, "so far as the
punishment is concerned, hanging does
not amount to anything. I was bung
onco until I was insensible, and the
feeling could scarcely bo called pain. '
Tho bystanders thought that he was
joking. "1 am in earnest," he continned.
"In lSGr, just at the close of the war,
robbers came to my house in search of
money. As a precaution against such
visitors I bad given two watches and
six hundred dollars in gold to a trusty
colored woman to keep for me nntil
times improved. I was lying in bed
crippled. Several men entered tho
room, and, without saying anytLing,
put a rope around my neck and began
to pull. I told them if they were going
to lung me to wait until I could get
my crutch, so that 1 could walk to the
hanging place. They took me out on
the galb ry, and, throwing the rope over
a cross beam, asked me for my money.
I told them I bad none. They drew
me up. For a moment I experienced a
slight choking sensation and theu I be
canio iuseusible. When I became cou
scious, after being taken down, I was
sitting on the steps. The sensations
while regaining consciousness were very
much like, those experienced during a
An Offer of MiUTintfe.
This is an actual conversation fioru
real life, and ttrictly on the half shell,
between a f emi-swt 11 but altogether
spooney couple at the opera lust Mon
day. It was overheard by a yonng lady in
tho seat in front, who had sworn off
( for this occasion only) from her Gains
Moral Girls, go and do likewise.
At a perfectly obvious part of tho
uhow the young man consults the
libretto, as an excuse for bringing bis
head nearer to Ler's.
She "Ob, mj! whatnice finger nails
you havo "
He (tickled to deutb) ' IVhaw,
She r"My niter has nice nails. Sis
ter has the hand of the fumilv."
ne "Your hacd is jnst lovely."
She "I don't like (littery. So yon
can just hush."
Gerster has been singing, aud the
interested and interesting tulkers aro
interrupted by a burst of applunso.
A recitative follows, Tho young girl
don't cntch on any too kindly to recita
tive, and presently resumes:
"Oh 1 1 wrote such a long letter home
to day seven pages."
"Ho -"What I seven ? '
She ' Yes; and the postman didn't
come, and I opened it und wrote seven
He "I wish you'd write me u letter."
She (tenderly) "Why, what could I
He "You needn't write but three
She "Three words ? What can th:v
He "Three nice littlo words."
She "Oh, my I Ain't you st ranee '! '
This knocks the yoing man out of
t;me for a miuute, and during that
period the mir-ic bud a chance. J'.nt ho
comes up agaiu smiling, a little dis
figured, but still in the ling.
He "Oh 1 you know."
She "No; indeed I don't."
He "Well, IM tell you s.nue otinr
The chorus omo.s down toward the
foot-lights nith unmistakable intend to
howl, and during tho preliminary lid
dling tho not too-eurious-lmt ju-t-cnough
youug girl says, with a sweetly
shrinkish timidity :
"Can't yon tell mo while they're sing
Then a fiendish yell from the chorus
breaks off shorter than could possibly
be anticipated, and his voice is heard
with startling distkc'us :
"I love you. 0 mid n't yon write
"Oh ! my, yes, and ever so much
And then the tenor clutches theprium
donna by thebacklmir and yelln bloody
murder into Ler right eyebrow, und the
yonng man and the youug woman lean
so hard on tlo arm of too oiehestra chair
that Ler vaccination mark blushes like
an aurora borealis. Washington Chron
"What is ono man's moi't, is another's
poison" is a truth otten proved, and iu
nothing more than in the details and
condiments of cooking. Yon think the
French Canadian smells too strongly of
garlic aud eats too much pork ; but if
you were to dine with u Greenlunder be
would treat you to his favorite di h of
whale's tail, with a bumper of tiuiu oil.
In China you would have roasted dog ;
in Burma!) red ant stevs ; in Africa fat,
roasted spiders. Gj to Australia and
get kangaroos' tails ; to Btazil for par
rot pies, and in France the frogs aie fo
"highly-Siiieed" as to be said lo resem
ble veal. Is it then any wonder if the
inhabitants of a country that comprises
many nations should have varied ideas
regarding their food? Tho seasons,
too, have a great inlluenco on our needs,
for in the torrid days of July we do not
require the carbon necessary in January.
Cool salads, fresh eggs, fruit and well
boiled wheat grains, or corn, or oat
meal are more wholesome for the
summer weather, whilo the hot coffee,
the savory bacon and pancakes, are not
so hurtful when tho thermoniet r
reaches zero aud tho body is to bo
actively employed afterward. How many
men whose wives wish to introduce a
table according to the hygienic rules
find their attempts interfere with cus
tomary usige, and kiv, "I must have
stronger food, H is all very well for
women folks." Yet by analysis the fact
onld be easily ascertained that half the
usual articles of food are not really
nourishing. Having a few friends to
spend an evening lately, my attention
was arrested by the difference of taste
ia regard to tlio 'oysters we had for sup
per. One gentleman, altera eoiiousj
sprinklo ot lilack pepper anil a dash of
cayenne, remarked that be could hardly
get his food too "hifLly-seaoiif d."
Another could not eat nt, all after he
hud put in a slight sprinkling of ciy
enne, but had to exchange for a plate
of fresh stew and did not add any pep
per at all. This little ciicumstai i e
proved to me how difficult it is for any
cne to properly judge the quantity for
THE filt.NTS' HOME.
Wl i iv iiplnlii mill Mra. Hale. Find I'lentr
of It iin null Comfwrt.
Captain and Mrs. Bates,the giant cou
ple, are, iu a certain sense, the most
prominent people in Ohio. They are
pretty sure to be prominent wherever
they are. The captain onco went in
bathing on the Jersey coast, and he says
the fit Lei men put out in boats to har
poon him because they thought he was
a whale. But this may be a fish story.
They certainly form the highest geo
graphical points in the neighborhood of
thi ir homo itt Seville, Ohio. Mrs.
Bates is a trifle the higher, but, as
height is a touchy point with giants,
she, out of delicate feelings for the cap
tuiu, rarely refc rs to this fact, or else
attributes it to her coiffure. Their home
at Seville 's the place for which tLey
long when they are not on their travels.
It is not surprising that people nearly
eight feet tall and broad in proportion,
do not find u berth in a sleeping car
conv-.nicutly rcomy or feel quite fafe at
ttld' (i'liie cn cane-bottom chairs.
Therefore it is that their spirits rise
when Lomcwutd bound. As they pass
thiough the door of the railroad car at
their home station they stoop for the
last time be fore they again go traveling.
A coach drawn by eight stout Norman
horses is in waiting. It is about as
bread as the roadway, aud the wheels
are about us large as those cn the pon
derous wagons used to haul granite or
marble shafts. When they are comfort
ably seated the coachman cracks Lis
whip, and tho vehicle goos lumbering
along toward the giants' bouse, a little
way tut of the town. Olher drivers on
the load, seeing tho giants' equipage
coming, take elowu tho fence rails and
drive into tho adjoining fields until the
enormous vehicle has passed.
Au imireuse stone building looms up
and soju the carriugo is pulled up in
front of the entrance. If an ordinary
sizid por.-on is with the giants they
kindly give him a boost or two up the
steps. Theu they pass stately and erect
tlitoiigh a hail ten feet high. The head
of a per on of medium height would
about reach to tho door knob. They
enter a spacious hall, aud go from there
to a parlor with doors ulso ten feet high,
at.d windows iu proportion. The chairs
are so large that e.rdinary mortals have
to elin.b into them as babies have into
their hih chairs, in the sitting-room
tho piano is th'i only pie?o of fuin ture
of ordinary bize; but it is mouLt 'd en
blocks about three feet higb, so that the
k-y board is up iu the uir. Thus the
giunt couple manage to escape annoy
ance from visitois with musical procliv
ities. Iu this room aro two huge rock
ing chairs. In one of thorn tho captain
deposits his 478 pounds, and placidly
contemplates bis wife sewing the seams
of.umiiy yards of silk for a new dress
with regulation train. On the table is a
large album containing photographs cf
hundreds of fellow curiosities bearded
we m u, two-headed aud four-legged
womoi:, giants, tlwarfs, living skeletons,
and the like, all of whom the couple
know intimately, Next to this room, iu
which they take their meals, is their
bedroom. Tho beelroora which is the
smallest of tho rooms, contains abed
ten feet long, and broad in proportion.
There is also a bureau, with a glass as
la'ge as tho wall of an ordinary room.
A!! Hie furniture is of mahogany and
highly finished, the giants having
spared no expense. Visitors' quarters
are up stairs, where tho rooms and
furnitnre are of ordinary size, as is also
the diuner service', for the giants are not
The farm comprises 1(31 acres of cul
tivated laud, und the captain takes great
pleasure in busying himself around the
place'. Ho is respe'eted in tho neighbor
hood, and noted for his courtesy anil
"Have you u recommendation, my
liobert had lx en seeking a situation
for almost a week, and now that he bad
at last met with something that prom
ised success, bi was as nervous as a boy
can be. His hand went down into bis
jacket pocket a handkerchief, a pencil,
a strap, but no recommendation. He
emptied another pocket, but without
"Ah, there it is; yon have dropped it
on the floor," said the merchant, who
was stauding by waiting, as a bit of
paper fell to the floor.
"So, sir; that is only my pledge,"
Hubert said, as he picked it up.
"Your pledge ?"
"May I see it?-'
Robert hande l bim the temperance
pledge, and ci ntinued bis search for the
missing paper, growing more and more
nervonsas Lo turneel his other pockets
"I have it," said tho merchant.
"This is your recommendation. I am
willing to trust a boy who puts his name
to a promise like this. You are your
own reference, my dear boy," replied
The Ti res.
Oh the trees, the grand old trees.
Whose darkening shadows bring
Athwart the deep, cnneealiiif,' eavi a
Where swallows built and sunt-'.
How oft beneath their outstretched arms
In childhood I 1 ave nlayed,
And never sweeter rent was found
Thau in their peaeel'ul uhudo.
Oft, too, I've sat with book in hand,
The sweatest dreams to weave,
Till night had spread her shadowy wings
Aud then was loth to leave.
IJeneath their thirk lv clustering boughs
My marriage vows were made,
'Twas there I pledged my troth for life.
Within their solemn shad".
Alas, alas ! their grand old funn
Have long since, been laid low.
The woodman with hm powerlul
Has struck the cruel blow.
ITEMS OF I M E II EST.
Fourteen street-oar conductors are be
ing tried in Boston for beating their
bell-punches and pocketing the cash;
and yet they say this is a free country.
A thief who smashed a Baltimore
street jeweler's window to ste nl a watch
pleaded wben ho wan arrested that he
did it under an Inspiration from Heaven.
The will of an old lady recorded iu
New Yoik bequeathed her gld specta
cles to the highest bidder for them in
Ler family a singular instance of ma
teruul affection combined with an eye
A poor Bobton woman has paid
$4,G80 interest during the past twelve
years on a mortgago for f f'..V). The first
of this month she, fortunately, was able
to discharge the principal.
Ex-Governor Slamford, of California,
proposes to spend u million dollars em
his Vina vineyard iu that state. He
thinks that bettor grapes may be raised
and better wine made iu California than
anywhere el.-e in the world.
Iu a large Cincinnati billard ball two
men had a fight with pool bulls The
mis iiles were thrown with reckless force,
not only injuring the combatants, but
smashing about ull the gl.i-s iu the
place, denting the fine woodwork, and
bruising several spectators. Tho repairs
will cost $1,2D0.
The Women's Sill: Culture Associa
tion of the United States, the headquar
ters of which are located in l'iiilu lelphiu,
has given notice of its illiiigiiexs to buy
coeoous from all parts of the country.
Many persous in the South uud West
have raiseel cocoons, but havo been un
able hitherto to find a market for their
An Omaha man, iu danger of losing
Lis house bv the foreclosure of a mort
gage, sold 1 is wife to her admirer for
the $'200 needed to satisfy the claim.
That was two years ago, ut which time
the proceeding caused considerable
comment. The now couplo lived amica
bly together until lately, wheu the orig
inal husband, having prospered during
his period e f bachelorhood, bought the
woman at an advauee of S10.
Ill MOKOl S.
England will cut down her army.
Boston Post. The Indians save us the
trouble. - Sew Heaven H.'gister.
Toilet art criticism: First lad
"Djar me ; I never saw Mrs. Potts look
so pale." Second lady "Nor I ; she's
probably In en out in the rain without
Love's young dream bally frost
bitten: " I Ileum's my hand I " he i t
claimed in a moment f courage and
candor, "and my heart is iu it." She
glanced at the empty palm extended
toward her snd wickedly replied : "Just
as I supposed ; you have no heart."
Mr. Dobrn, in his scientific explora
tions of tho bed of the bay of Naples
makes U83 of tho telephone in commu
nicating with the divers when at the
bottom of the bay. It saves them from
fatiguing journeys to tho surface.
Mysterious disappearance : "Is tho
neighborhood much bothered with
cats?" asked a gentleman who was
negotiating for the loaso of a house.
"It used to be," frankly answered tho
landlord, "but since a French restau
rant was opened around the corner
there hasn't been one seen."
Spring madrigal :
Fresh flannels for ne'. neither.
New woolen stockings to buy ;
Let Ann rebuild the furnace lire
Aud pile the real on high.
There's ice by all the streamlets,
The budH shrink iu tlx- blast.
I'm nearly frozen, mother ih'.ir.
For Bprtng has eomo at last.
A frcBh country vegetable : There was
displayed near the soda water fountain,
in an up-town drug store, tbo sign,
"Bovine Vaccine." A young man ac companied
by a young woman, wbo
might have been his country cousin or
sweetheart, entered and, in response to
the enquiring look of the boy who
tended the fountain, said, "You may
give mo bovine." The young woman's
eyea Lad been resting on the unusual
sign near the fountain, aud when Ler
companion turned to her and asked her
bow she would bave hers, she 'aid,
timidly, I guess I'll try a little vac