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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, JUNE 22, 1882.
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Tbey buried my love down by the eea ;
In Mo'ber Earth'd cold bosom laid liim ;
Oave one dumb look, inclined the knee,
And tbe last rite of diatli bad paid liim.
Tbe wind shrieks wildly round tbe place,
Tbe owl boots blgb in harmony;
Bwift.winged bawka their cirolca trace,
Tbey cannot wake my love for me.
This epring-tide eve I watch and wait ;
I look far out npon the main ;
Tbe tun is abutting bia golden pate,
Tbe soft dews kiaa the sleeping plain.
Bui bark! There floatelh the wa'era o'er
A ewtai, ead vuico I know f , 1 1 1 well ;
'Tia waited eott from tbe denolato shore
Where my life and heart in sorrow dwell :
' 1 1 loved tbeo much in life, dear Kate, .
And now in death I love thee more ;
And while, forlorn, you wu'.eh aud wall,
I emd these words from a distant ehore."
I wake! Dehold, 'lis hut a dream :
There comes no vice from the distant shore;
But, I would ever sleep, an 1 seem
To hear thofe whisperings o'er and o'er.
TO THE END.
They bid not met (or twenty years.
Twenty years in a man's life, especially
in a jouDg man's life, is long enough
for many things to happen j long enough
for desires to have baen satisfied, and
for hopes to have become certainties, so
long ago that desires ami hopes are
hardly remembered as such or long
enongh to have made life an entire fail
ure. Twenty years is long enough for
friendbhips to have faded out, turned to
bitter hatred, b:cn f .gotten, ev. n j or
long enongh f r thetu to have grown
(fed by memory and imagination) until
yon will look with greater love ou tbe
stranger who, stranger he be, wears the
smile of an old-time friend cn a ftico
Whioh is half remembered, than upon
the friend you have known for half a
Boys together, and friends; hard
workers at Harvard together,and warmer
friends still ; men. with lives apart.
They had net met for twenty years.
Bat on that clear, cold, gusty morning
in March, eighteen hundred aud eighty,
one, they were to meet. Is there such
a thing as Fate?
One was tall, slender, nervous ; full
of life and activity j with shrewd gray
eyes, aud with d ;ep lines worn by worry
and cut by care in his thin, pelo face ;
man always in a hurry, yet always bo
hind go )d fortune, always a lit'. lo too
late for the chances that other men took,
and by which they gained wealth j forty ;
a good mac of business who could not
have been replaco.1 by his employer.
but working on a salary still, (and a
small one,) and likely to do so to the
end of his life. Tbe other, for'y also ;
short, stont, slow ; with fortune written
all over him, from his easy, good
natnred faoe down to his largo, loud
Both had travelled widely the one as
the rhrewd, paid business agent of a
wealthy firm who had had hii services
for years the other as a business ad
venturer for himself for one decade, and
as a gentleman of leisure and fortune
Both had arrived in the city that
morning, one from t'to North and tho
other from the South. Both intended
to leave tho next morning, the one going
East and the other West One had in
quired in the early dawn for the cheap
est hotel in the place, and be had wn'ked
to it ; the other had gone in a huo't to
the best one. One was walking, this
morning with long and hasty strides,
toward the west to visit a factory in the
suburb j on business; the other wa
sauntering south along tbe most fash
ionable avenue iu the city, intent on
nothing more important than smoking
his morning cigar.
Each was, strangely enongh, thinking
of the other. Ac'ive Charley Bladeley
had ft letter, written more than eighteen
years ago, closely bittonedin his breast
pocket, and stout Andrew Stone's name
was at the bottom of it. Bladeley had
no time for idleness, romance or revery ;
but be had read that letter that morning
for all that and for the first time in ten
years. And he was thinking of "dear
old Andrew" that morning all across
town. Stone was thinking of Bladeley.
Little seeds stir with life when eprinj
smiles across the snow fields which cover
them ; molecular life mysteriously move
in the soft iron when the near magnet
whispers its nearness. Why should the
human heart be less natural than the
seed Why less responsive than the
A blook too soon for the swift a
block too late for tbe slow and this
history had never b.'en written. But
their lives crossed wheie their paths
did. Too swift or too slow seemed prob
able enongh for the lives of any two
paths crossed in that oity that morning
was probtble enough in any other
cases but was impossible for these two
men. There is such a thing as Fate.
Bladeley in his headlong rush nearly
overturned a stout gentleman j tst at a
street oorner, made apology without
fairly halting, paused and an instant
later two hands were clasped with a
warmth that melted the ioe of twenty
ytft' silpjw in moment.
"Cbarley! Charley! Where on earth
did you rush from ?"
" Dear old Andrew I Who would ever
have dreamed of knocking you over in
my walk this mornirg ? "
Bladeley had to attend to l ts-iness ;
Stone Lad no business to attend to. So
Stone went with Bladeley, raakieg the
latter gentleman later with several bus
iness engagements than he had tnen
beforofor yesrs. Thoy talked over be
gone times with all the z.st and eotbu
siasm of bygone youth and Bladeley
smoked more cigais than his economical
habits had ever allowed him before in
anyone day, and bitter ones than be
had ever used.
Stone said he could give his friend a
week's time anywhere aud in any way as
well as not, while Blaloloy couldn't af
ford to lose u train. So it wa-i arranged
that they should go East together in tho
morning, instead of Stone going West.
They dined together -Bladely always
in a hurry, Stono ativays slow. Stono
tiubmitted, with a protest, to b iog hur
ried during tho alternoon when assured
that they could havo the entire evening
together only ou the condition that
Bladeley was allowed to rash his basi
" I rushed enough when I was
younger," complaiuel Stoue. "I've
been gettiug slower uud slower for ten
years past. What a breezy fellow you
are, Bladeley I "
It was a most uneventful evening
whioh they spent together. Stone told tho
story of his life, or thought he did, and
doubtless told it as c mp!otely as any
oue could liavo done under the circum
stances. B.'adeley was to tell his tbe
next evening iu another city a couple of
hundred of miles east, where business
called the business mtu of the two.
They commence! whero the old-tim.
aciiun'nta'jce left off, with Stone's lust
letter which Biadeloy had b ltt jned up
iu his breast pocket.
"Where was I when I wrote last? In
Ca'ifornia pronpe.etiug for gold? Or had
I gouo to Mexico on that railroad
scheme ? Or hadn't I got ba ;k from my
trip after furs up near tbe Arc'.ij Oocaa
in British Aincien ? '
Bladeley took the letter, a thick ono,
froi hispoekot, and opened it. Tweuty
four hours before, ho couldn't havo said
positively just wlm' vouture his friend
was engaged iu when tho letter wns
written ; ho 1 nl made money in hulf n
dozen carious enterprise bjfore that
time. Tii-ni tht, with the memory of it
fresh iu his mind from tho morning
reading of it, Bladeley started Stone off
at the right point at once, and the letter
wa3 not re a 1 that evening.
A 1 alf hour after he had taken it from
his pocket, Bin lo ley put it back, bat
the last pagt) (written ou a a odd half
stoat) div.erol to tho floor nm
ticed by either.
Ston j's life had b'en an eventful ono.
Cauadn and California au 1 Mexico had
not been his onlv lb-Ids of fortune. He
had tiaTcllol and trvlel in South
America, iu Russia, in India, in China.
" I n over put my bauds to anything
that wasn't u success," ho said. " I
never planned a scheme that didn't go
through in tho lust possible manner,
better vlw.iys than I expected. I never
put my narao to a noto which I couldn't
pay when due, to a check that wasn't
promptly honored, or to anything
whatever important or unimportant
that didn't prove trno. When I've ex
pressed opinions, facts have borne them
out ; when I've impose! conditions,
circumstances have shown them true
and correct ; when I lmvo made predic
tions tho future has nude them true.
Bladeley, I am worth more than a mil
Did the reader ever meet an old friend
and talk for hours, to part later and find
how much had b.-en said, and yet how
little? In his cbarubir that evening
Bladeley thought of a thousand ques
tions he should aik his friend ou the
morrow. He had met a man who, slow
though he wa, bad been almost every
where, and who would think no more of
a journey from London to China than
rc any a man would of a ride of a oonple
of hundred miles by ail. Where was
his home ? What was he doing hern ?
Where bad he intended to go next? And
while Bladeley's last drowsy thought was
as to what he would ask, Stone was
drifting into dreamland with his mind
full of what he would tell next day.
" The story was only a poor frame
work a'ter nil. I'll fill it in to-morrow."
And sleep came.
The train went early. Stone was in
the habit of rising late. Bladeley had
baen walking norvously up and down
the sidewalk in front of the hotel for a
half hour 1) tforo his friend appeared.
They were too lata for breakfast; they
were too lu'e to walk to the train ; they
might fail to roach it even by haek, tor
it was nta'ly two miles from tho hotel
to tho station. Stone talked almost in
cessantly all the vny. Tbe train was in
sight when they arrived, and Stone was
" 1 have as Urge a fortune as I wish ;
more isn't worth trying for. I neglected
to tell you 'a,t night that I have the
loveliest of women for a wife,. I've an
elegant home, congenial neigllors,
perfect servants. I wouldn't say bo to
anyone bit yon ; for in.ni with no bus
iness and no an.li.tion would ba looked
down on in this rushing age of which you
are a type; bit I have nothing left to
work for nothing to look forwa-d to
no desire angratified."
The hack stopped. No ono bad
ever called Charley Bladeley super
stitious, but he glanced at his friend
with much the look ho might have
given had a ghost leered at him over his
friend's shoulder. Stone never noticed
it ; he wni slowly and ponderously get
tiug out of the carriage. Bladeley,
always in a hurry aud always nervoiis(
rushed away to attend to his baggno.
The nervous lines in his face Lai deep
ened iu the last few minutes. Stone,
who was never iu a hurry, and one of
thote foitunate individuals who can
travel a iy whero without lugnje, set
tled with the haekman, and sauntered
slowly across the p'n'form. Bludeh-y
looked up from his talk with the b.ig
gsge master to follow with a look ol
anxious admiration his friefid, who was
i-o entirely bis opposite in every respect.
Ho turned hick again, and finished his
business with the agent.
There is always b'lstle and confusion
at a station at train time, b it Bludeley
turned toward tho train with his checks
in his lmud with tbe impression strug
gliog into prominence in his mind thut
tbe confueicn was greater this time tLao
usual. There were horso cries aud
commands ; a rush forward a shi iukinp
liatk, A fainting worm a was helped
toward the waiting-room ; a pule man
reeled against th wall of tho biilding.
Bladeley moved forward. Lome out
laid, "Theycime togetlitr," aud th
crowd silently opened aud let him pusr
dazed as jet to the reaoa why be
should hs given privileges in a eitj
where be was a stranger. Ye.steie'ny hi
had gone unwittingly to meet his frieml
for tue tirbt time in twenty years ; no
be went to meet him for the labt time it
this world. No one know how it hap
pened, and no one ever found out ; but
four men were bringing Andrew Stunt
up the track, up from under tbe 1 1 n it
wbero he had met his death. lie sailed
at Bladeley, muttered fclowly, "net
friendless here I am lucky ono frieno
Bladeley tell my wife that " nnd it
was all over. And BJndeley, on bii
knees bsc-ido his dead friend, gruanod,
" My God ! I felt it coming."
No clew to Stone's home or family oi
friends was found on his person.
Bladeley could give no very definite
description of the friend he bad known
for only one day in the last score ol
years ; and no ono could attempt tt
dibcriba what the cruel wheels had left
So Bladeley was the only mourner wh(
followed Andrew Stone to his grave twi
days later. Afterward, advertisementt
wero of no avail. Tho description wa
fnulty ; perhaps the name was not ai
uncommon one ; possibly Lis home was
in some dietnnt laud. At uny rate, the
man who had always conquered fate led
no potency to his friend after Lim. No
woiel was ever beard from the friends oi
family of Andrew Stono.
If the chambermaid who swept the
rocm in which Andrew Stono told bit
all too fragmentary story of bis life I mi
saved the scrap of paper she put in the
ash-birrel, Bladeley would lave given
her more money than eho had ever bad
at any time in her life before. If the old
woman who took it from the at-h-lurre;
and kindled her fire with it had Mivtr
it, she might have 1 n l better food thut
she bad ever known. As she watched ii
fdowly kindle into flame the rpelled out
the following worde wiilten on it :
' So you see, eh ar Bladeley, I have
made a success in this venture, and au
now ready to give my undivided atten
tion nnd my whole strength to U e next
one, I am always looking forward
Anticipation is sometimes more tint
realization. A man who has nothiD
left to work for nothing to look for
ward to no desires nngistifled hae
better die than live. lie has no placi
in this world of work. A quick death
and bis place empty forever thi'
should bo his fate. Such a ttaa should
count himself lucky to have one friend
to mourn his death. Neither you nor I
deserve anything better than this end i
we ever allow ourselves to fatisfy thesi
conditions. Ever your friend,
" Andrew Stonb."
A Lueky Father.
An Austin father complained bitterly
of the way his children destroyed their
clothing. He said :
' When I was boy I only had on
suit of clothes, and I had to take can
of it. I vai only allowed one pair c
shoes ft year in those days."
There was a pause, aud then the
oldest boy rpoke up and said :
' I fay. dad, you have a much easiei
time of it now you are living witl
Mary Cletumer sayB thut only mo girl
in five hundred ran be loppy as a eler
gyman'a wife. She tried it and she
didn't see a circus lor eleven years.
A Japanese Dinner.
In Japanese houses there is in the
bstt room a small alcove, in which nre
placed a roll picture and a vase of
flowers. The same picture does not
hang there tbe year through, but like
the flowers, is changed often. In the
spring one ttyle of picture or Aatoi
motm decorates the alcove, in summer
another kind, while in winter a still
different design suits tbe fancy, and tho
other pictures not in U6e are carefully
rolled away. This alcove is considered
the pluco of honor, and next to it tbe
guests aro seated , and thus it was my
place, us tho only lady ef the party
being ebti rtaiued by the Secretary of
the Homo Deportment, while the host
himself, according to Japaneso rules of
etiquette, took a scat as far away from
the alcove as possible. We hal been
kindly urged to choose in which stylo
wo would be eLtertained, and most em
phatically preferred to dine as the
family wero ia the hubit of doing rather
than have an American dinner gotten
up in this Japanese home. A dinner-
table bad been improvised for the
occasion, and on it was a large pile of
bread, with a plate of butter, as some
thing for uh to fall back upon if
Japanese food should prove utterly dis
tasteful. In other respects, the meal
was in real Japanese style.
A lobster mado to represent a ship
with square sail of green plantain leaf,
and elecoiated with tbe emblem of
Japan the rising sun cut out of
orange peel, was placed in the center of
ho tuble, to serve as an ornament until
t should be eaten. At each place were
chopsticks tii el up in rice paper, with
red and white strings of tbe same mate
rial. The servant bowed low as Le put
iic fori, our host a small bronze tea-kettle
filled with hot suki and ornamented with
blossoms fastened to the handle by pink
and white strings. The hotsaki having
oeen placed before each guest in tiny
red lacquer bswls, soup was served; not
ach ioup as we have iu our homos, but
i thick mixture of baans and fish. Next
little plate, on which were dainty
slices of a sort of omelet, fish cake,
nuKbroom, and beans overod with pink
itigar, was passed to each guest by the
u-rvant, who bowed low as ho banded
it, and again as it was received. It was
lolls' play nil the way through, the
dishes wero jo tiny and the tdices so
-mall. Third course : Boiled fish,
served with slices of Ictus root. Fourth
course : ltice, in lacquered bowls; then
i thin soup again, composed of eggs,
d.sh and vegetables, each dish being or
namented with a chrysanthemum made
of a 'carrot ingeniously cut, and soft
sea-weeds. The next course consisted
of tho water-plant, boiled and made into
balls, with slices of raw fish and bits of
boiled bird with ban-boo sprouts.
On n eaucer of delicate china wewere
now hclpeel from tho plalter containing
the lobster ship, aud to it was added
diced orange. Over the meat of tbe
lobster we wero expected to turn a
iovi supply of shoyn, a dark, rich
sauce, of which the Japanese are very
t'ond. Lastly, hot tia was brought in,
and tho proper thing now was to pour
it upou the rice, we had left in our
bowl, and which had not been taken
t'rom tbe table, and then with tho chop
iticks push into the mouth this mixture
of rice and tea, and cat and drink,
-topping now and then to add slices'of
preserved melon nnd bits of sweet
pickled cucumbers. Tbe final part of
this very simplo dinner, as our host
called it, was to be taken in the parlor,
where be made the tea, and the servant
pissed crispy cakes, red and white
candies, nnd dried persimmons.
Tho servant was dressed in soft J.tpa
ooso silk, with white mittens on his
feet, and stepped softly into the room
y way of the veranda between us and
the garden ; the paper wall having been
sli J buck, that Hide of the room was
open. After each service was performed,
the servant quickly disappeared until
he master would strike his palms
iharply together and au immediate
response "Hui 1" would come from
mother room, and tho waiter was bow
ing at the door.
Our friend's garden, which wo enjoyed
after dinner, was laid out in the pecu
liar taste of the Japanese, which has
been well said to bn tho combination of
beauty with ugliness. Here were old
'wisted, guarled trunks of trees, out of
which wero growing the most lovely
pink and white blossoms in perfect
luxuriance. R oks bare and grim, with
jrevices here and there filled with earth,
rom which dwaifed pines and graceful
erns and running vines were growing.
Patches of moss, beds of wild flowers
end clumps of trees were scattered
dimit as 1 1 tt lo like art and as much like
attire as possible. At cne side was a
uiniutnre Fuji Yama, several feet high
covered with tuft to the top, where were
hite pebbles to resemblo the everlast
ng snows of a peerless mountain him
elf. Tots of dwarfed plants, arbors of
;rapes and wisteria vines, and a minia
ure lake filled with gold iish and or
lamented with a rustic stone bridge,
made up the usual variety in a fine
Worth uses jet profu'o'y.
Rampant ruches aro stv lisli.
Garden flowers are fashionable.
Tonnures are very large.
Cloth jackets are severely plain.
Roses border evening dress tkirts.
Colored grenadines will be worn
Little girls wear wide white neckties.
Tamer draperies modernize lost year's
Derby felt hats are worn by eques
triennes. Funs have kitten's heads painted on
Cordod silk riva's satin for brides'
Dresden china brooches are used on
Black btochiegs are now more fash-1
ionable than colored ones.
Gentlemen's folded scarfs are worn
Flowers are superseding feathers on
White wool dresses are mado in
Kate Greenway dresses for girls are
Brocaded crepe do chioo is new aud
Suede gloves are worn ia terra cotta
Japane.ee crinkle! crapes are imported
in all colora.
Ostrich feather pompons are worn in
Lace opeu work is newer than clocks
This is the reason for displaying
New muntles hold the arms closely to
Cadet blue cloth jackets are worn
with black dresses.
Two pairs of iuch wide strings up
pear on new bonnets.
Flower crowns with velvet Alsatiuu
fronts are new for ca;ote.
Ariow-heads are btitcbed at pocket
openings of cloth jackets.
Velvet strings are tied iu a bow ou
the loft side.
The Noifolk jacket remains in fuvoi
for flannel aud cheviot dresses.
Tiuiliug arbutus is the favorite flower
at present for corsage bouquets.
Lawn tenuis stripes come in red, olive
and Japanese blue shades.
Jet collars and cnfi's aro wired for
New veils are seal bronn or wine col
ored tulle dotted with chenille.
Patent leather low shoes will be worn
in the summer by ladies.
White flannel dresses will be poj ular
in the country with young ladies.
Young ladies wear eglantine flowers
arranged in an Altutiuu bow ou straw
The Boulevard parasol is flat in
Japanese fashion, aud bus many uarrow
Pink is a favorite color for young
ladiei,' dresses, both for morning and
Bridesmaids wear whito straw l'em-
brandt hats, with white plumes falling
over the front of tbe brim.
Eight bridesmaids at a fashionable
wedding of the past week carried bas
kets of rosebuds, each having a differ
ent nriety of roses.
.Tuthetio coachmen and footmen wear
button-hole bouquets of pale yellow
joiqnils and scarlet tulip blossoms.
Some of tbe new spring walking coats
of black veltot or tutin havo high
flaring collars, closely covered with
large jet beads.
Recuperative Power ot lliel'j nress Iroe,
In tho soui hern swampB the do
cidions cvpress sends up knobs
from its roots, like straw beehives,
apparently to air them by keeping
part above wa(er. o have a tree
of that variety oo our lawn a sandy
loam, where water never comes except
when it rains that continues to push
up its round knobs as if it was growing
iu the Dismal Swamp in Virginia. Per
haps another peculiarity of the cypress
may be new to some of onr readers.
After transplanting, it grew up a beau
tiful cone, until it reached about forty
feet in height, when a storm of sleet
and wind broke off about one-third its
length, leaving five of the remaiuing
limbs of exquul length six to nine
feet standing round at an angle ot
forty-flvo degrees. Its beauty being
destroyed, I only waited for a conveni
ent opportunity to remove it ; hut 1
soon observed that one ot the fivo long
limbs was turning up and taking the
place of the missing top. After its erect
position was assumed it grew three feet
to its fellows' one, and the tree is now
as straight and symmetrical a cone as be
fore its accident, without creok, bend
or enlargement at the place of fracture
I have noticed two sprigs of one
yeat's growth on evergreens turn up in
this way, but did not supposo a limb
seven or eight feet long, with many t-ido
limbs, and five or six years eld, wuuld
act in tbe same way. Whon the leaves
are down yon can see where the break
was made, by tbe upper limbs being
more slender and the bark smooth.
Smoke I)isierliir Frost.
Among the dispatches which have
recently come from tbe interior of Cali
fornia i,p ct'ng the condition of fruits
aud vines are several stating that Jack
Frost swept over the bay counties one
night las', week, and brought the usual
devaluation tn fiuit and vine plantations.
n Santa Cruz, noted for its line, though
not early, frui's and grapes, and in
Napa and Sonoma, wh ro tho vino
flourishes principally, tie damage seems
to have been very ex'ensive. California
is ! stincd to be the greatest fruit and
grape region iu the world, and is rapid
ly acquiring an enviable reputation for
lute, early and erratic frosts, which
worry the farmer and make his life
miserable. As nearly everything iu this
State is peculiar, it is prLaps meet
that the frosts should bn governed by
no law; but it is somewhat difficult fora
person engaged in fruit or vine growing
to havo his crop destroyed in this way
and keep his temper. It is estimated
that many thousand dollars' woith of
gia os have been withered by tho frost
in Napa and Sonoma during tho past
week, which is a most extraordinary
thiug ut tiiis season of the yer.
Scienco bus done something; already
to obviato tbm trouble, and it may
be that time will perfect a system
f thwarting tho ravages of Jark
Frost. It in not well-known to the
general public that a layer of frost upon
i tender plant does not muteriuily in
jure it thut is, tbe baroot, produced
by dew being frozen by low temperature.
(t is the rays of the sun iu tbe early
morning thawing out the plant which
withers and deitroy.s it. This fact was
tirst noticed when a heavy fog kept the
morning sun off a Napa vino.' ard, and
(jreventtd th destruction of a crop of
grapes. It was then suggested that
smoke would answer the same purpose,
tul it was tried with considerable sue-
ess. During the last fdW yeais the
vineyards of Napa and Souoma have
oeen experimenting, until at prespnt
tbey have a regular system of "nmoking
vineyards." K-ng, Grot'nger and a
few others, who have extensive vine-
vards iu Nu n Valley, two years ago
Wulded off tho frost Mitveshfully. Be-
tenn the. lit and l!Hh of April, if the
season is not unusually uupropitious,
ho blossoms uppear upon the grape
vines. JfairoKt occurs n -t ween tuose
dates, followed by a warm sun, tho first,
md sometimes the second crop of Zin-
fandel is killed, while oil the other
varieties, Malvoise, R ise of Peru, Em
peror, Ueisling, etc, suffer almost tota
lestructiou. To smoko tho vineyard nt
the proper tirue, a wMehman, a howit
zer and a thermometer are put on guard.
From the 1st to the l."th of April the
eutiuel keeps his eye on tho thermome
ter, from 3 o'clock iu tho morning until
daylight, ond if it goes elown to the
freezing point lm discharge) bis howit
zer. At once a small army of viue
vardists waiting for tbe sound turn out
of warm beds nnd lepair to their fields,
around and through which have pre
viounly bien placed small iron vessels
lillc l with tar, or piles of dry wood. A
flambeau very quickly dot s the work,
nnd old Sol rises over tho hill to see
the valley covered with an impenetrable
cloud of smoke', and revelling in a smell
that wonld i.ffend his olfactories, if he
were lens limn !)5,(KiO,(!0() miles away.
The tit tuos; here is gradually warmod,
tho fiost melts slowly off the fruit e:ys
tain, and tho grapes are saved. San
liat it Hollar Mill 1).
O-e dollar will bay a prime steak. A
family of four persons will get away
with the best of this steak at a single
in c ul, aud with all of it in some form or
other in two men's. That'ss tho Into of
dollar numbe r one. Another dollar will
buy as follows: A shoulder of pood
mullon at six cents perpouud, weighing
between font and five pounds, twenty
eight e-onts; a small measure of pota
toes, thirteen cents; six carrots, six
cents; a quart of onious, ten cents; one
cabbage, fifteen cents; two loaves of
breal, twenty cents; uud tho six re
maiuing cents mav be spout for vermi
celli. The shoulde'r, wed I cut up and
allowed to simmer for three hours, is
quito as goeul ea'ing us the leg off the
bind qiiartcr, fcr tbe neorer tho bone
the swee'ter the imat, bi;ido n.nkiug
one or two gallons of mutton broth. It
will furnish sntlicieut meat for two din
ners, either a boileid dish with the vege
table's, or in the guise of stews. Tbe
broth, properly se'asoued with vegeln
bles is uu excellent sbendtiy, mid will
a -t two days at least. O.Ue.f this dol
lar's worth eif provisions a scientific
cook can get the niuiiista's of life for
one family of four for three days. And
the dishes compounded of it may be
just as good as n grent eleal one gets at
the high -priced resia imn'.s if there be
in tho family a culinary brain equal to
the occasion anil tho foro shoulder. Cut
this out, paste it inside your hat, pon
der over it ut odd intervals, and then
decide that it's worth a elozen ordinary
receipts for fancy dishes, whioh will
cost three times the money, six times
the trouble, and not give one-twentieth
part the nourishment.
Learning to Decorate.
Year fullown year with silent trtal.
Ami lays the tnlmto on the dead ;
The chil lren of the men who fought
Now iron t" man's entate,
Have rearod their children, who in turu
Tbe past commemorate ;
Aud tiny fingers learn to weave
A wreath for those whoso Iosb wc Brieve.
Three generations now combine
The grave to deck, the flowers to twine.
A few abort years and graudmama,
Who saw her boy march to the war,
Khali clawp him iu her arms once iuor .
Tho widow has not long to wait
In lonely grie f elisconolatc j
And when the lovina; ones are rod
Shall nobody he left to mourn?
Shall springing weeds and cold neglect
(Surround the graves that oneo were decked
No! hands unborn the taak await,
With loving care to decorate
Our soldiers' graves, and thus to prove
How changeless iu a nation's love.
HEMS OF INTEREST.
Dr. Forshee, of Madison, Indiana, was
a radical inlidel, but ho has been con
verted, and has prrfesed Christianity iu
Trinity Methodist Church, of that city.
Tbe people of Gdaeva, Switzerland,
spend more money for wiuo than for
bread. The expenditure is three hun
dred francs p3r heud of the whole pop
ulation. Young English ladies have adopted
the American custom, and no longer
fear to walk about London. The fash
ion was unknown twenty years ago.
Dr. Glenn, the great California wheat
grower, is making preparations to har
vest 1 000 000 bushels of wheat this
year. Dr. Glenn is a native of Augusta
Among tbe curious thi'gs in tha
London International Eihibition of
Ship Models is a model of a yacht made
of hammered silver by a workman, who
lias giveu his leisure time for seven
years to its construction. It consists of
eight hundred and seventy five pieces of
Richard K ug, known all over Texas
and tbe West as "The Cattle King." it
a small, swarthy Irishman, with a limp
ing gait. His lameness is due to the
careless way ia which a broken leg was
set. His flocks of sho?i aud goats, bis
herds of cattlo nnd his troopi of horses
and mules are estimated at five hundred
Missouri has n new law forbidding
tho manufacture or the sale in that
S'ato of any imitation of butter, no
matter whether represented to be gen
nine or not. Tho oleomargarine interest
made a desperate fight in a test cnie,
cairying it to the Court of Appeals, on
the question of tbe law's validity. The
decision is that tho prohibitory act is
Messrs. Sawyer, Wallace A Co., of
New York, havo sold 12,2 It hogsheads
of leaf tobacco to uu agent of the Italian
government repr.tsenting the tobacco
monopoly iu that country. The price
paid is at the rate of $150 a hogshead, so
that the b.ll amounts to 1,838,600.
This is the largest sale that has ever
been made iu this country, or perhaps
in tho world.
"Vaiiety is tho spice of life," but
there's such a thing as a variety show
baing too spicy.
If your husband smokes, gentle lady,
treat him as you would a smoking lamp.
Don't put him out, but let him down
" Why is it," asks the Philadelphia
Chronicle, " we hear so much about tho
Cochin China, but nothing about the
horse ?" Ah, is it a beas,t o'bhirden ?
The jewelry befonging to the Empress
of Brazil has been Btolen, which .leads
to the suspicion that her highness may
comtemplate going ou the stage.
" What is the national fishery ques
tion ? " pompously exclaimed an orator ;
and a squeaking voice in tho audience
responded. " It is have you cot a
A friend of the author who had come
in jnsl ut the end of the lat tor's new
play " Oh, my dear fellow ! your play
was charming, delicioiiE-and so short I'
" I want a little change'," said Mrs. B.
to her bnsbaud jesterday. "Well,"
was the heartless responso, "just wait
for it. Time briogu change to every
body." Polydipsia is the Boston name for
thirst. When suffe ring from polydipsia
the Boston man calls for spiritus frn
uienti and then was.hes it down with
protoxide ef hydrogen.
A Western young man ageel eighteen
has eloped with a woman of three score
years. This reithetio crazn for antiqui
ties is becoming altogether too general,
and threatens to cause trouble.
It is understood that Eli Perkins rode
Apollo, the horse that won the Derby
a' LDUisville, Tuusday. In the pictures
aud statues Apollo is always represented
as carrying a lyre.
"Violet, dearest, do you play that
tnue often ?" asked Hugh Montressor
of his affianced. " Yes, pet, and when
we are matried I'll play it all the time."
Then Hugh went oat and shuddered
himself to death.