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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
One fit) r, nne yi-nr, - !!,00
Oi.e ,M nuiiitl LOO tt 17
One cow, throe inoatUi, .... Jtd , VOL V.
pittsboko Chatham co., n. c, apiul 12, isss.
SFh (tthalham Record.
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tug pipm miotic
T e lit li ti n: il' iii'H h i tin k' l on r Ins limits,
All lni4lii in .1 1 1 ili ir li:irvct irMi-:
lie loiinttii' il jili- li ih 1 t-imifl t.i liia Iimi'h,
lint liomw 11 1 :i icl nlio blood at hi
F01 iUmi 11 Ik 111', tin "J4.I1 riclics ineiia-c:
And 1I10 r lid in: j iiim in tnn-uim Unit
But tlif ir lio8t im:r-i 1 ii'l 111 inoiiiiiinp!.
Juolh "llio we i!:li ' my fair li.-hU tocm-
I mill IioiimI, ami rut n hilu ilio yi-nrg roll on:
And I'll ItniM Imwli r I ur n'' Imt a vnico
ljr ke din iln mi i-i-.
Ami lii-i fliHli'.l i-lift-k wi ll tciror liiineil
li i:nr I mi l w.iu.
Ford 111I1 units nut, tlio i-li r.clici iucrni-e,
Anil tin- lioj t h it (I .ttuiw 11 niin-r'ii piuco
Ih the lnpi t!i.i. e 1 1, 1 1 in i irnc-.
Mint iii-ht. Hill mill 1 ol I. in tlio sili ni-e il in
O. his st.it 1 ly c'Iiiimi iff 1I10 r eh tini-i In y j
Ami Iih linn, mid Ins lmrve-i!, wlutuio tlu-v
to l iin?
Ami wIiiiku was his ncnltli when hi foul
111' I nuMj?
For ih-ii h unit not, tlion-h nVhrs i .on n-n,
Nor tin- -id ot lln ini-ei cm I n v him iilu;-.r,
Win n llifiiliy of lii .1. oal c'limrs in in. mi niii.;
The Belle of the Bakery.
It was not one of your common 1 'akcr
ies. It was a very genteel bakery, iu
doid, with a solid plate-glass window,
Mini "Parties and Weddings Supplied"
gilded in sprawling letters across tlio
front. Tlio floor was f chequered
marble, and the walls were frescoed
with peacock feathers and half-open
fans. And Mrs. Biggs knew nothing
at all about "the business," but came
in and out of a private dour, and Miss
Kdelgitha, lnr ilaughtt r, was taking
lessons on the i piano, and in arrasene
work, and read I "Jsrai-H'.-j novels.
As for Mr. Biggs himself, he was in
visible half tin; clay in the bubterrauean
region, whence he would occasionally
emerge, with a very red face, ami hair
and whiskers powdered with Hour.
' They ain't notion like the master's
eye," Mr. Biggs would observe, with a
noblo disregard of grammar, which
was peculiarly aggravating to Kdel
fitha, his daughter.
Then there was Mary ' roily," as
Mr. Biggs called her. .Mary Biggs had
come to visit 1-Mclgitha, and bo eduea
l.'d with her, when the sudden death
of her father hit her unprovided for,
and till but l'ricn'K s.s.
"She's lito;;t educated, ain't slieV
said Mr. ligg. "l'el '11 jml her
through and make a teacher ol her, eh,
Tray, Jlr. Uiggs, don't go to putting
such nonsense into the child's head!"
laid Mrs. Biggs. "It's a deal too ex
pensive, and il will bo three, years al
Ic.iHt before sho will be tpialilied to
leach. And we lan't board and eh. the
, hei all that time. 1a t her go ilow n
Into the bakery and help you. You
vere complaining only yesterday of
being short of haails."
"Jiut it's most a pity, ain'L it j''' naid
Mr. Big0'S, who wa-i a kin.l-heain d
soul, 'uch a brigut, smart little tivc
tiir 03 Tolly is."
"l'bhaw!" t.iid Mrs. Biggs. "You
u-ant bright, sm iri ereaiures, tlon't
"But I fomeliinv e.di ulated to give
I 'oily the Siiitu i.dviintages as Ldel
tiiha," uracil the baker, wrigyl.ngliiie
an uneasy eel
"Then you calculated entirely with
out vur host," observed Mr.N Biggs,
tartly. "We are not Uotltschilils, atid
S'ignor C'antvoh charges eighty dollars
.' quarter; and I've pokon to a l-'reiieh
maiu'sellealioutdaily lessons in conver
fu'.iod at a dollar a-piece. Bcsidts"
with a sudden change of base "Mary
w as telling me, only yesterday, that she
pined for soim-thiug to do. She has
ulways been tued to such an active
So Mary, in her black calico dress,
vith the mist of tears still heavy on
her eyelids, went down into the work
i joins, to help her uncle.
She was a brink, eilieient girl, who
hml what Uncle Biggs called "a level
bur.iness load." Shu was a good ac
countant, and kept the books below
btairs; and once in awhile bhu amused
herself with making up a pih of dain
ty, Gnow-white meringues, i r a batch
of old-fashioned doughnuts, fur the
fnoro It was lonely dowu there, to be
sure, among the busy workmen, and
iilio sighed at times when the heard
her Cousin Kdelgitha practicing the
"It is rery ungratttful of me," 6hc
fit-jri to herself. "I ought to he glad
w.v thankful to help good Uncle
And it never occurred either to Mary
or her uncle that if she hadn't been so
very much prettier than Kdelgitha she
never would have been banished to the
basement of the bakery.
'VEdelgitha must marry rich," said
Mrs. Biggs. "We have prepared her
to adorn any station; and Mr. Lilburne,
certainly was very attentive when he
met her nt the private view of the pic
ture gallery. I really think he likes
He's a queer old fish !" said the ba
'But he's rich," .nid Mrs. Biggs.
"Well, then, h t's ask him to supper,
and leave him and Kib lgitha alone to
gether afterward?" suggested Mr.
Biggs. "That is, if she likes him."
"Biggs, don't be a goose!" said the
lady, irritably. "You haven't a soul
above one of your own flour-barrels
no, nor you won't never have."
So Mr. Biggs retired, and gave his
whole attention to the checking off of
a load of St. Louis Hour, which was
being delivered at the alley-door.
Mary Biggs had come up into tlio
storo to whisper one of her uncle's
iii''ss:igea tj the stylish young woman
behind tho counter, when a servant
girl hurried in and emptied about n
peek of little, Ha', brown cakes on the
ghi: s t ) of the show-case.
"Mr. I.ilhurno's compliments, mis.--,"
said she; "and they're trash!''
"What!" said the shopwtmian.
"Mr. Lilburne's coin; diluents; and
they're tradt!" repeated the maid. "He
said they wasn't ginger-snaps at nil;
they was only lard an, i molasses. He
wanted the kind his mother used to
bake, of Saturday mornings. The very
first one ho tasted hn threw on the
"Well," remarked tho shopwoinnn,
loosing her head, "if our ginger-snaps
don't suit the gentleman, then it's im
possible io suit him. That's all!"
"He's been sick, you know," said the
maid-servant, ajndi g tieally. "And
he's just pitting better, and his appe
tite's dreadful uncertain, and Mrs.
I'tigsley my missus she thought she
was sure to tempt him with these 'ere.
'(iinger-snaps!' said he. 'Just what I've
been a-longin' for. My mother used
to bake 'em for me, w hen 1 was a child.
Yes, Mrs. I'ugdey,' said he, 'you may
order 'ein for mo.' But," with a mild
sigh, "missus might ha' known they
wouldn't suit. Xothin' suits when a
gen'leman's just off a sick bed."
"Is it Mr. Lilburne?" said Mary.
"Oh, I remember him. He came here
once, and went to sleep while Kdelgitha
was singing, 'Oh, Summer Night!' I
liked him. lie talked to me about
the country. He knew all about
calves and chickens, and cranberry
swamps and robin s '-nests, lines he
like ginger-snaps? I'll make .'.oine for
him. 1 know an old-l'a-ihioned receipt
that, is always good, t'otno here to
morrow; my good girl," to the maid,
"and I'll have some ready for you.
l'oor Mr. Lilburne ! I'm sorry he's
Tho smart shopwoinan stared as
superciliously as List or O.opin might
have done if a vii.agis bugler had vol
unteered to th;iu the ti r.-t principles of
A country-girl, like that, opect to
compete with "Biggs's Celebrated Bak
ery!" Well, really, the shopwomaa
did't Know what the world was com
But little l'olly hurried down flairs
again to where Mr. Higsis, till powd red
with flour, was laving down the law
to some of his suteililes.
(linger, my dear?" said he. "And
flour? What you l.ke- what t,u like!
As I was tell.iig viiii,,lii!iu:on, a barrel
of prime llottr b.ii to be humored.
You can't drive it. Flour is flour,
and must be handled accordingly."
Mr. Leouidas Lilburne, stalking un
easily about his sick-room, and anathe
matizing the sluggish current of the
hours, wai seeiilly making up his
mind to get married.
"After a man has once been sick in
a hoarding-house," he :a'd to himself,
"he's a fool if he don't look around for
a homo of his own. 1 am forty next
month. It's high time 1 was thinking
of -settling in life Kh, who's there?"
"It's me, fir, please!" said Mrs.
I'ugsley "with s me ginger-snaps."
. i'shaw!" Miid Mr. Lilburne. "l'ling
'em out of the wii.dow! (live 'em to
tho dogs! I don't want any more of
your city humbugs!"
"But please, sir, these are unite dif
ferent!" Mrs. I'ugsley coaxed "made
by a young woman from the country,
as works in Mr. Biggs' 1 akery. And
I was to ask, would you be so very
good as only to taste 'em?"
"Oh, yes, I'll taste them!" said Mr.
Lilburne, sarcastically. "It's no trou
ble to poison myself, just to oblige
And Mrs. I'ugsley, entering with an
apprehensive air, put the plate of
round, golden cakelcts on the table.
"I really think, sir," said she, "if you
would only taste them "
"Hum 1 ha!" said Mr. Lilburne.
"These are quite a different article!
These are the kind my old mother used
to turn out! They're ambrosia
they're food for the gods! Who made
them, I say?"
"I I don't know, sir, I'm sure," said
Mrs. I'ugsley, rather discoinlitcd ley
this direct address. "Some young per
son in Mr. Biggs' bakery."
"Orders carriage!" saidMr. Lilburne
"and bring mo my sable-trimmed
overcoat at encc! I'll go and see that
young woman. I don't believe .there
is another persi :i on tho American
continent that inn make ginger-snap?
like these, now that my poor old moth
er is buried!"
Mary Biggs came, laughing, up from
the btibterranian deeps of Biggs' bak
ery. "Oh, yes, Mr. Lilburne," raid she, "I
inralo the snaps! Hon't you remember
mo Kdelgitha's cousin ?"
"But what are you doing down
hi re?"ilciuanded Mr. Lilburne, in some
"Karning my own living," Polly
promptly answered. "And they to! I
me you didn't l.ko tho store snaps, so
I baked soino alter my grandmother'
Mr. Lilburne looked at l'olly w ith
the respect due to a maker of incoin
para'!') ginger-snaps, mingl-d with
chivalrous pity for a desolate m.'vdeu.
"Miss roily,'' said he "that was
what they called you, wasn't it?"
"Yis," said Belly, "I hat's my name."
"Perhaps I ought to warn you that
I'm going to be a little abrupt," said
he; "lmti should likoto many you."
"Oh, d.-ar!" !a!d Polly, .-tailing back
in amazement ; "I couldn't think of.
such :i thing!" '
"Yes, you can," said Mr. Lilburne. '.
"Thir.k of it, that's all. Think of it
for a week, and then let me know your ;
final decision. I'm not ea-tly what,
the world calls a gay young lover, but
I can give you a g 1 homo and an
honest, loving heart. Your uncle can
tell you all about Leouidas Lilburne. :
There. I won't tease you any longer. .
Just take my proposal into consideru- ,
tinn, that's all."
So ho went away, and Mary, in her
perplexity, went in among the flour-
barrels, and took counsel with Uncle.
Uncle," said she, "what am I tj
"My dear," ;ii'l the good man. strok
ing her lu ad with floury, yet not un
kindiy, hands, "what do you think?
Could you learn to like him r"
"I think so," confessed M iry. with
dow ncast eyes. "He spoke -o ph asant
ly to me, and he has holiest brown
"Then I re 'opiiiien 1 you to say yes,''
said Uncle Biggs. Lilburne i a good,
warm-heartid fellow, if a little eccen
tric, and his wife w.ll bo a lucky
And he thought of Kdelgitha nnd
A week subse uenlly. Mr. Lilburne
gave his landla ly warning.
"I hope I haven't failed to suit you,
sir," said she, plaintively.
"It isn't thai, Mr... I'ugsley," said
he. "But I'm going to be married.''
"I'm sure, sir, 1 congratulate you," ; territory peopled by hostile tribes
Siiid Mrs. I'ugsley. I'ai.ith. , r,adv to shed blood f r its possession.
"You may well do so, ma'am," said ' r,j(. f.uno. ivory is frequently very
Mr. Lilburne. '-oln 's as lovely as j diihYtil! to gel, ar.d w hen. by the oxer
Venus, as dime stic a; Dorcas, and Hso of strength. einhi:aiieo, watchful
she nuke- g'ng-.--snaps such a. my j nossaml cunning, the duky natives
poor mother once d-.d! Yes, Mrs. Pugs- j,,lvo Proitght it ti the shore, they
ley, I feel that 1 have gaitu d a prize." j deserve a substantial prieo for tho
So lM!y Big
ging. r-stiiips won j
the tr-iiotre which M.ss Kdi 1
rrills a:id l-'rciic'i cotiM-rsa.ion had, tusk s ill one we-k itt Liverpool
b-nn powerless to rce-h. j weighed not less than 1 10 pounds, and
"1 really can't sc.- what Mr. Lilburne , it can scareely bo sai l that the Afri
saw to fancy in my Cousin IVl.y!" said I r;,.,s yoke is easv and his burden
she, with spiteful tears.
And Mrs. Biggs could not enlighten
her daughtcr. -7i Un l'orrn-t Wi-unt.
Bnxter was oio' of the most volumi
nous writets in the Knglish language.
Ho wrote no fewer thiiu ICS sejiiiratti
Dr. Owen published seven volumes
in folio, t went v in -puirto, and about
thiity in octavo. He wrote so care-i
lesslv that Hubert Ball said of him;'
-He is a Dutchman lloundcrin;
continent of mud."
Samuel Clarke was an indefatigable
worker. His edition of "Ciesiir's Com
mentarics," his sewnteen sermons, hit
twelve books of tho Iliad, etc., provt
Otway performed an immense
amount of literary labor before ho had
attained his thirtv-fourtli y ;ar.
Doctor Lar.lner was a voluminous
writer. His"Cridibilitvof thefiospol
Histo.y" alone comprised fifteen vol-
William Cobiiett wrote more thaD
ono hundred volumes.
Thomas Miller author of "Fair Hosa
mond," "Laily June (Irey." etc., wroU
ono hundred volumes in twenty years
Theodore Hook produced thirty,
eight books in sixteen years, ami its h
was during that time editor of a paper
nnd contributor to the magazines, hi
may well have been considered a grcal
Jacob Abbott, author of the "Holh
Books" wrote more than one hundret
volumes for his juvenile series.
rr t ih : i :( ; :i.
iVhcn a t iii.i is :. 1 '
aim: si I. a!! Ini.-hcd.
P.- ipl.-'.s i:i!e.ii - l i i
( i.b'd bv t heir ci'lid n
Happiness is lil.ean
to your ( ail, but doe. r. ,t cent
Cilic., f cce ;.t-'W . ;n ! i::
talka'.ive aad t li!".' L r : : i
also make tli-'tn arti'.ei.il.
lViend.-.iiip is t!i" .'.i
misfortune-, 1 u', in :i i!:t i
the fount tin of all g ."hi-
M;ike no . ne vie. : . j
or that ; it. s!i evs
and m ike; t'i ri ! .i V
We j ! I.fc o n .-h. , !..
capable of i!'.i:ig. win! 1
us by what we have alri
A rrreat seen t i f e !i!ea
:i I d;v-li.
w ' V. w e fi el
o'h. rs judg'
tiie cxereis".s of (he b .ily ;ui l th
the mind servo nlwits as a re. r
to c e h other.
(li s T itiii.n a;id e.pi riele e '"
to t'-a-'h ti how s,.i:i!l it iii'l - f i
ciiients w hicii e!e 'pi T life eiin I:
told. There' i'e it b"C .ni-s l'i '
to enjoy witii o-purihuiiy or l
' I', rc-
wilh foftiiude whatever ha'fpeas.
It is an argit r,i:it of it caadid, iu
penin.s mind to delight in the good
name and e .liin::; iiuittiour, of ollii-rs; to
I'as.s by their defe.t s and take initio
of tiieir virtu -. ami t spr a!; or hear
willingly of t!i" latter, for in this
indeed you may bo little less guilty
than tho evil rp-'aker, in taking
pleasure in e il. though you speak it
Think not you are tho only one who
has to endure, and who dreads tho
hardships of life. Kase and comfort
are t!ie l.atur.il de-irn of the human
heart, and there are thorns, real or im
aginary, in ev ry oae's pathway. But
sitting down ii'id brooding w iil never
bring power to nvi ronie them rather
be up and doing, thankful for the
blessings m t remaining.
Knife Han lies.
An lvory-hafted knife to the ordina
i ry diner-out, says a London paper, is
; simply a piece of ta'ilo cutlery, useful
id lie :i!s, bill (l ' .-oi, of romance.
He wonders not at tic ingenuity that
i liiiido the ste :1 and fashioned the blade
ith its kcnly-euttiiig elge. In his
eyes it is only a kiiife-handic and ho
! docs not allow its antecedents j0 jn(.r.
I fere with his appetite. But through
I what an experience this bit of ivory,
so smooth iind shining, has passed! It
! once fornc'd part of an elephant's tusk
nnd was probably dug out of the
desert or found in soine dense African
forest, while the jackals or the vultures
j were feeling on tho animal's carcass.
. It was most likely carried hundreds of
miles over ii trackless coiinlry and
precious loa I that has fatigued their
limbs an 1 made th"ir shoulders nehe.
light when ho has to toil along, in
tropical heat, with an elephant's tooth
in his grasp.
But the obstacles to be overcome in
getting the ivory to ii civilized region
are not entirely responsible for tho
present high prices in the Knglish
market. The elephant is defunct in
Kgypt, nnd tusks are only obtainable
there by dredging in the sand; but tho
leviathan of the woods is by no means
extinct in Africa and India, and would
possibly yield an abundance of ivory if
the demand only grew as slowly as his
Tlio Sniall-SIzeil Jiijh.
Doubtless ha I not the long centuries
of seclusion from tho outside world
c-Hnpcllcd the Japanese to marry and
intermarry among themselves as they
have, they would show a
much taller r;nc than they now do.
Kvery species of animal life is dwarfed
from the same cause of interbreeding.
The cattle are small, and tho horses
nrp much smaller than the California
mustang; in fact they can only be
.'' I hero may, perhaps, be
vet another ase for the short stature
of the race. Their internecine wars
have destroyed the lives of myriads of
the fighting population. It is known
that the Wilis of Napoleon served to
shorten the stature of the French peo
ple very materially, and doubtless tho
destruction of lire caused by war has
effected tho saint! result here. 1 he
Japanese are a warlike race, and w hen
they fight they light to kill, using the
moiit effective edged tools ever mado
for tho trado of war.
Photographic, plates have proved
that light pene' rates clear water to the
depth of :i u f.. t. and it is thought
that rays powerful enough to exert a -a
influence on tho lower forms of life
may reach to greater depths.
Diamonds, A. Ji. Crillith consid
ers, hill been forme I by the action if
h ghly-heatcil water or wator-ga.
aide I by great pres-tiro on the carbon
aceous nia't r of fi sils i:i the s'-d;.
iii'iitary r-!', r il wed by coiling
and consequent d-p.i -ion of ea.'o u
i'l the ciy.,t'illill" e.ilidi'i !!.
'I'he (b rm ili t iir-ii.-y eagi.i'-i r I..1M
nice e led in adapting and p--rlecin 4
thi-ele t ri i' phi t. graph appnr.i' us to ! e
pla -I'd in a ball mi fir o1.,o,ymi th
( lieiny", cainp. el -. )l v, ill lake , a per
fect photogr.r.h of th- n.nutry b-1 iw
in the fiiii-; i.ni of a s-ionl when th
balloon is at a-i el--.a'io". r.f -In. m f.,t.
Oae of th- largest brains o:i r- 1
is that of an iilit-r.ite. not very intel
bgent miiliit .0 of Cobimbus, (.)., wh
reniilly died a1, tie1 ag- of i"i ycar.
iiiid whose citse is report d by Dr. li d
tleniiia in the 'in -innat i t.'tif.t. His
bi ;i:n w 1 iglcd sixty-eight and thre.--ipi
irleis oirices, or nearly live i.e.:!-!--,
luori' than th" fane 'is b-.iin of Cuvier.
The case wiis iii.-ntioa, d a few iimnUis
ago of a bii Mayer who m-iid neither
reader write, whose brain weighed
s Aty-sevi-n ounces.
An Knglish inventor has devised a
huge listening trumpet, by which 11
sound at sea is caught up and n ti
llered audible to aa olli-cr on ship
board. Such iin apparatus has been
put up on tho Ninth suiileihuil pier,
and it has been found that if n ship is
hailed from this pier, the person hail
ing can hoar quite distim tly, through
the opening in the vibrating funnel,
the reply .-.en. Ii crimen-, are yi t
wauling to l-.-t tic cl!'c a-y of this
simple apparatus in fogs at s a.
Mexicj is m.iLiuj a si inly of the
culture of th- ri.bber-pheit. The
hardiness of lie plant is said lobe
SU -ll that its on! lire is 1 ce. du.jjh
simple and inexpensive where the
climate and soil aiv Mol.il.le. In much
of the Mexican ca .1 n -ion o'most
the only expense ii ilc wc -ditg r--quired
w hen tin- j I i t ' : t i iir young, to
give theia a 1 hiia to grow an 1
strengthen. Inf.i t.it iseirt.iiutl.it!
properly set out, iho phmt will grow
and iiiiitur- in s)iitc of fie wee-Is, but
are so retarded that it p.ty.s well to
give thelll ciliellll iltlolilion. Col toil
ciin ha culliviiti'd siin iliiiiieotisly
between the rows, and the cup.iire of
the cotton is siiilii ient to car- lor the
Haitils of Seals
The inhabitants -d bibe-l relate
many aiev lo'.e.s of tin- se;d-. i-r st.;t
dogs, puriicuhu'K tin'. s ;vie: called
the laud-st'iiii'. Tiny -:.y ilia! tluse
aninuils are er ob-enaiit; when they
perceive any new object upon the
shore .n y approach toward it which
has suggested to the inhabitants (lie
id a of ea'chiug th.:n i'l two ways.
'They spread nets in Hie straits and
bins through which the seals pns.
and tlcn on a dark evening i!n- uiak--a
lire on the coast w ith sha in..- -. horn,
an I olh- r comba-aiMo su'o-':iri.-: s, that
exh.ilo ii strong sine;-, t!,,. M.d, ;it-tra-ted
by the sc. n.. s ioi toward
the lire, ii i I is l.iken i:t t !i - i--t s. J hey
lire easily l.i ned, iiu l t'i,- nolo put
them, wie n young, into p ei .'s, and
feed th 'in daily, by wh eii they become
as tr.ti'tabl" as a com 11.1:1 dug; run
about the y.ir I. and I.H e.v t!i master
of tin- house, or anvh I v 1 1 .e w'uii may
call them by 11a lie. In seine vears the
seal is iil.n is! stiirve I. When for iu
staiico, the wiul -r is severe, li-lt an 1
insects ii;e scire an I t'i.' mm weed by
which (hey are tiouiisliet is carried off
by the ic il l I br ii'o 1-; tin 11 they are
no lean :in 1 weak tii.it il is iiupossi i!e
for thelii t 1 esc.ip , il l 1 1 hey i,:v easily
tiiken; their bit is coiiseqiie ul. wa-t-d,
and nothing is foii i 1 in t 1 ir stoma In
but Uliliilli' plains and stoa s.
The Atlanta correspondent of the
Augusta 'Ca.i (himiii l write-: The
style of ardiiic dure ha changed ma
terially in tho la-t live or ten years
Bight alter tho war we had an inunda
tion of North era architects, who
planned luuisrs suited to cold -Northern
climates and wholly untitled for our
warm atmosphere. They made close
houses, with small rooms, narrow
stairways, without halls, and w .th only
scraps of veranda ami porch. The
little cuddles ol rooms and labyrinthine
arrangement of interior were the very
culmination of disci mfoit lnr our hot
climate. The philosophy of a true
Southern dwelling is roominess and a
chance for a lie ze. We need wide
lulls, some porches, and hu ge rooms
The new atil improved sy-tein of
Atlanta architecture recognizes these
The Kniflnecr nt a Concert.
"I was loafing around the streets
l.'ist night," said .Ti'a Nelson, one of
the oldest locomotive engineers run
ning into New Orleans, "and as 1 La i
nothing to do I dropped into a conceit
and heard a slick-looking Frenchitian
play a piano in a way thai made mo
feel iill over in spots. As soon as be
s;it down on the stool I Ln-w by the
way he handled hiinsi If that he uiidor
: t 1 the machine he v. ;is riuneiiL,'.
I Hi tapped the l.evs a way up 1 lie end
1 just as if (hey v. i-i-c i-a ii- s, arc! v,,'.:t
j cd to see if h- ha I wa'cf etio'i-ii.
j Then he looked 1 p as i! po v inti d to
: know l.-w in e h siea'ii he v.. is mrry.
j ing. ill'd the 111 At llioiui i:t he polled
j open the throttle and sailed out on tho
I main line, jus! as if h w.r. half an
j hour la'e. You could Liar her llm::
j dor over culverts ,-in l briil-os. atid gtt
j ing faster and faster until the b 1
! i-ivv rocie l about in his scat l.ke a eni
; !' -. Soil. eh. .w I thought it was old
j 'o-'i' pulling piis.ii-iigi r tiiiin am! .cel
ling out of the way oC a "special." Tho
' fellow worked the keys on the middle
j '!.v-.--o!i l.ke light iii-i". 1 then be
1 Mew along the iim-h end of the lino
j until tin; drivers wen! around like a
buzz-saw. and I got iNeit-l. About
the time 1 was, lixing l-i tell him ! i-ut
her oil il little, he kicked the ilahi e.s
under the machine w ide op -n. -i!l - l
the tliroi-1- away back in tie- tender,
:i!i I, Jerusalem, jumpers! how he did
run. I couldn't stand il any longer,
and ydlcd to him tii.it she was 'pound
ing' on the L it si Ic, and il he wasn't
careful lu-'d drop his ash-pan. But he
didn't hear. No one heard me. K very
thing was llv ing l id vvhiving. Tele
graph poles 011 the side of the truck
looked like ii row of coi n stalks, tho
trees appeared V be a mud ban!-:, and
all the time th" e!cin t of th- ! ! ma
chine sound" 1 Iih-t im bum of it bum
bl -be-. I ti i- ! to yd! .ail, bet ley
tongue wouldn't in ive. He went
aroutul ctii v 1 : l:h- a bn'ict, slip;-., d :i.i
eccentric, blew out hi. s ill plug, '.vent
down gra 1- s pt'iy f.-i I to (lie mile, and
lO't il 1 l iiki s- '.. i- lie well? bv the
meet ing-po'ii! at ii mil- and a half a
miniit", and eiihiu ; f. r inore steam.
My hair '! I up li it ciii's tad. be
cause I knew the a:ue v,.ij iii-. Sure
clioim-h, del. I a!:e;i I ot 11 : v, ,1 1 (ho
heil.ili-.i'ii'. of I In- .special.' Ill a daze I
heard the cra'i as t'e-y stniik, and
saw tho cars shivcre I i:i'o i.l-ons, pi u-ph-liia-hed
;ind nia-i-l I ii'i l ideeding
iind g.ispin,' for w.i'i r. I heiird
another cra-h a the I ren h professor
struck lie- d- p key. a.vay down oil
the Lover cad . ! th souihi-ru division,
and then I i',n:i. t 1 si n es. J'.'iero
ho was ii! a dead .-'an. '. -'.iii, with the
door of the iii el -V if the lull liino
open, wiping tuo p. ! -piiiitioii oil his
face and bowing at the pc-j le bi b re
1 1 i m. If I Iim- l I'e a l.'n iis;ind yi ::rs
old I'll never the ii,e that
i'rclichiuan ;'ilV e ol il pi.ll-,.'."
Tln-re is a uc' r. mai 1 a'd-1 fir tree
in the fetct of Aili . . a'd niof Yaml.
It is 11 iir tin- 1 nth of A Ilia, at a hight
of ilbl lit L.o 1 le t a' iVl- the hotel I
."i0 fret a'n.v . the ii. surro.iude.1 by
a finest 1 1 .11 -. v !:'. ,. ,t ov orlops by
liioic that; tl.ii I Ic (. l b il Milk is .1
little M". - !':: '1 tli-i. I- ! in 1 ireum
!eii !l ' !! 'V- 1 1- -. At ,ib..i; a x : i ' 1
Ir I 1 ti: ,.. c!,'el i . j lit s rill, oil tin!
M'llth .id-, sc. li oh -lo ' i ., n hich have
p'liun in' o 1 riinhs :i . ' -. ij,g ;u id i gi ir
ons its thoe of too ; 1 1 r ir. is in the
Ion st. I'm lit and glial led nt the 1 lot
to ti. t hi so side trunks . o i;i -t i .lighten
iiul rise pi rpei; In iil-irl;- an I parallel
to the inair. sti m. I los . ;.i mv i not,
perh iis, win illy iinp.i'.' oh led, but :in
oiiur curious I :u-t i- the.t the two
largest o the side t ru.ii at- clilns ted
VV ith the pi lliei ill : t' III bv : -lii.qll.l ilMll-
guliir bra-' s i r-ciiil'l n j g rili r-, I ho
Space I !..- ' I the I1-:; I lloollllg
fori nod by lie- - ...v. m- lo.-th'-r of the
oll'shoots, ill then' pent ol ih pit I nr.'.
and the ..u'd r bmlis, i ; lar-e t uoie,'h
to admit i f i -1 1 1 1 I i 1 1 .r a comfortable
hcriiiil's hut itluil it.
An Audi nt N.itiim.
At Hie departure of (he children of
!sr;nl from Kgypt, China was so-.
huiiilrcd years old; and when Is;.;
prophesied of ln r she ha I exiii-i-lift
ecu centuries. Mil- hilS sun ii,,.
rise and decline el a!i tiie-riiit nations
uf ,-iit iqiiit y. Assr;a, IiaLyloii,
Pei'siii, tireeec an I l.'oino have long
since followed i nch nt her t o the dust ;
but China sldl remains a solitary ami
wonderful lie num. nt of pa'rinrchn'
times. Then look at the population of
the country, roughly estimated al four
hundred millions, ten times t he popula
tion of the Undid Mates, more than
ten times the population of (ire.it
llritain and Ireland. Kvery third per
son that lives and breathes upon this
earth is a Chinaman; and every third
grave that is dug is for a Chinese.
I Kelm Simg.
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A bill that v. il . Ai.; .- .-I ba-ik
A try iie; qui ti- i ' iiL'v'. "i" C"t
No ban', :!,-.! b: v ii'.-i' ':'.. t
V.'ben il lliiiil 1 !ii I ih-e -, e.hci':-!
(": es it ;. ..
In tic-...- ih:y-. Ii -1, ul 1 be cLang'Vl
ar.ie.inl :.. a t-i i-i I. "Vi le e th- i'e's
viii t!c-;e' :i v a ' : . Ic. ah ii."
' vv i; in. a c :i! an i'-pe
We.-l v. v. h".,(.-d.- I' !.., 1 (J-n
M-icnt :;i ,--!ly ! ;, i i :.i tin r-! i.
1 1 i! i i i r m -ic ..' . o.e ' ihiii.,cr v.
then ,i in .; ..p. i, v, i.. .: --.v.
11. li. vrr- in iii- VJiii,n;-T.-i!-shi ot..
i:ig-tle -.it ;!.'' .; - hi - hi.1 lc-b y'.s-hi ad
st-'iy w .11 b... !. ;., i t , i,...,,- thi.t. thero
iicin.ilb a a ti I. r.ivt w ii ii.-tanding
th- ic ii ... la lie i f, in p..:l the littlo'
1.. .....; ,r.-v!.-ig :liV. there wa i not.
And cv. t; i -.iiy i n-ws tle-re was an
It i said I hat bti-i'i' n is so rare in
Seany miiii'v, Ail.., that -i lawyer
call. I n- t make :i :i ing id his j.riielico
if In- w.-re t. receiv i- ihl the fees on
both si hs of ( v.ry .-.iv. When a man
has any t ro-.il lc . .th ;i u -i-hhor in that
' Colin! -. ! ..ev 'go ..!- iili'l - Hie it Willi
Tlu-r- is a voting i..dy in s-u Friin
r isco v ;.. i- - x t t four inches tall,
ond is in: a ... I I.- sua rried. The
,nau whe ".v. n h r di I il in these
v.-. rds: I 'i'i'y b a..ty ..t ; my soul
aglow- I'd 'Aid thee, i. .le or wrong; a
li.ii'.l wants but little lnrc KloW, btl'.
w,ui'..s that J.i.;.- ;: '."
(titccr Cile'i-Pc iiuies.
Many I the "...hi- ;,:;.'; ii'lists," liko
thi nil! i '.'lit.l - '-. :;l liha.-l rs of some
si !.! an.u -i ol- i.l I . the ubiie. One
of l hi c w and- i ' l-i .-liilid iii
ly-st i-. '. '. and h ,,'.v - , 1 1 no -ie f.om
il tin i-.,ic 'I his ipl.iiii' instru
ment w ,e. J i- I ed vv ;! .1 es, the luil
sician i ! n iuio fie -; . i , i . iind skilful
ly gov i ! in d the ". . . i :e rs' w ith his
liie.'i r. Aunt!. i r. 1 f wild aspect and
alibiing speech, n ia I iioti ii mill h
Simpler lnlsC, lie i,o lied II Cl'iivy
(icl'liian olieeriiii.i. vvliuli he del le it
play, and probably co d I not. What
he did do vva. to pull il se:i lily ill iind
out, an 1 pi '' In e a leu rid lice-haw,
nut il be w as past t" e.o ii -,v ay. Thl.i
bhie .mini, lor it w a In i h- i l-.o, ho re
i" i v ed wilh I 'o- : o! i I coin, l.u.eiiey of
il descrv uer In i.l. No b.i .','ipi s ever
hai i .isscd a 1 1 ci I ii e.lec! a. illy.
A n i ;;' h i ly doli-nut i n -i tumim-nt
w ;is ii-id p .--Il.ly i - . -i ii! iipplcd by a
Stout in. hi ol d -'iiiii" I !'.. nee. Hi
Would walk solemnly into a r-.-taiirant
or b:ir. and would stop si'ddenly
before any knot i I thiee r four peo
ple be might ha;- eu I i see. A'bell
they turned their eyes no m him, as
they il il'iliilly Would d , Ic proeei.-ded,
with great gravity, to unliiiltoii bis
waistcoat. I'lie result I t . . i - was tho
liselosui .-o an i to i no 1 1 Loan! some
two feel i.l !en-tli. tic ,.vver part (if
Which WilS kept IUs e the Waistcoat
Whe-l Imt l eplil e l o' pi . d essioliill
uirpose. lb- would I lien, alter re
ceiving any eoiunn ills with perfect
silence, button up his waistcoat, and
hold out his Imt. lbs w hole deiiii-anor
seemed to say, "Tlii truly inajiiilieent,
heard speaks for itsell; no words of
mine run add lo its I o.i til y. and if you
haven't sense enough to appreciate it,
and to drop a copper in tic ow ner's
hat Words would hw wa-ted on you"
i London Cube.