North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
One square, one insertion, i . fLM
One square, two Imertlons,. -i . L4i
Doe Bqaare, fm month, . . I4a
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
ebltoh and ritorUBTDB.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
One eory, on fmr,
Oiieooiy ,sli inuii Hit
One ecpjr, throe mootlis,
PITTSB01lO CHATHAM CO., N. C, MAY 21, 188:?.
nr larger adrertisemeoti U benl contracts will
Tbe Wind Blows.
Ilia wii il blows, and Meet end hall
Fill lollow on Dm ed lyintf gale
The winter pccihing in the snows;
Ti e nwc-i pini; sturm, from bight to night
Beats buck tho lingo, dovouring night)
The watchdogs bark
Aud tlie wind blow.
Tho wind blows, the hills grow brown,
Tho snow mlti mid the rain comes down,
'1 he swollen current dips and flows;
Hio water loams, the bridge gires waft
Hy night the horseman drinks tbe spray;
Tlie watch logs bark
Aud tho wind blows.
The wind blow., the nights grow brief,
The savage lorcala timet m loaf,
Tbe limo ol planting comes and goes;
Tho watcu lull, the ennd drills dnwn;
Suns pas and no man thinks thereon;
Tbe watchdogs birk
Aud the wind blows.
Dora Head Voodat.
A Chapter of Accidents.
little things on little wings
tieur link' souls to heaven."
lie wrote, and wrote, and wrote.
Not exactly from "early mora 'till
dewy eve," but from the cricket's first
ehrick to the rattle of the milkman's
equipage, lie told first how he loved
her, and, being a slightly sensible man
and thoroughly in earnest, that did not
retjuirc much space; but then he had
the story of an old love to explain
how he had been bewitched by other
smiles, ami only escaped their thrall
dom when the fair enchantress had
proved herself unworthy by marrying
some one else. Moreover and this
was a difficult point thoso chains hud
been rivi ted not before he met tho ob
ject of his present devotion, but tinder
Iter eye and with her encouragement
He felt Keenly the delicacy of this
position, and it is not unlikely that his
brain and pen did also. Then there
was another troublesome poiut. The
"mighty dollar" had most pertinacious
ly evaded his grasp, and while tha
fact alone offered brilliant suggestions
for elojucnt pictures, viz., "love in a
rottiige" and strong, devoted arms, it
shrunk disagreeably when coupled with
the knowledge that Miss Trento was
He spent a large portion of the
night dreaming on this situation re
versed. How glorious to possess every
thing, and say, "All yours, my queen."
But while there was a latent relief
that she never know privation for him.
tlie waking was bitter, and had his
affection been ono iota less, he had
flung his letter into the fire, and his
love as far as possible into Lethe. As
it was, he wrote on, ending in an im
petuous, Inartful fashion, thus:
"If you send me nwaj , let it be by eilen-c;
I cannot bear -No' from jour lips."
Then lie hastened to sign, seal and
deliver to the corner post.
It was on a deserted corner, and a
gray morning; so perhaps no ono saw
that he touched the letter to his lips
certainly no one knew that he
breathed a prayer toward the tiny
streak of silver that Aurora was push
ing over the eastern chimneys.
JJeing a sensitive, re.-crved young
man, he considered this ignorance on
the part of humanity laudable; but if
pome kind busybody could have hint
ed another glance at the direction on
that envelope, how doubly grateful he
would have been!
"Stand from under!" She was pass
ing under the scaffold of an unfinished
bvilding three days after the posting
of Mr. Carlton's epistle, when this cry
and an ominous crashing overhead
brought her to a standstill of terror.
She was still undecided which way
to fly, w hen a figure stepped quickly
from the door-way near and lifted her
When the crash was over ami the
dust clearing, she found her senses suf
ficiently to recognize Jack Carlton.
"This way, Miss Trente. 1 can in
sure you a safer return," said he, qui
etly, leading the way to the rear en
trance of the house.
Miss Trente gave a shuddering
glance at the still vibrating timbers.
"They would have crushed me to
atoms," she murmured, fearfully.
"I was very fortunate to be in time,"
Carlton said, after a brief pause. "The
house is one of my uncle's, and I haj
pened by with directions from him."
There was a kind of ttern repression
about him that Miss Trente noticed
"I hope my silence has not led you
to believe me unappreciative," she
said, hesitatingly, as they reached the
sidewalk. "I am very grateful, Mr.
Carlton, and- "
"And sorry, no doubt." Mr. Carlton
Interrupted, bitterly. "Hut compassion
and gratltudo are what I never desire
from any woman least of all from
you, Miss Trente."
The little hand that had stai ted to
ward him returned hastily to its fellow
in the shelter of a dainty muff, and
Miss Trante's pretty brows raised a
trillo with dismay.
"Oh!" she gasped. Then, with gen
tle dignity: "I will not offend so far
again" and passed on with a slight
But Jack cried, "Forgive uel" In a
tone of trouble and contrition, that
stopped her as effectually as an iron
grasp could have done.
"I did not mean that. Forget it,
and say good-by!"
His hand was extended entreatiog
ly, and hers met it without hesitation.
"Are you going away ?" she asked,
gently, wondering at th white shadow
on his face.
"What else?" he said.
Her eyes fell, and her color changed
slightly as she murmured:
"1 hoped you would learn to forget."
"In death, perhaps."
She looked up then with quivering
lips and a world of compassion in her
"Good-by. You know what that
"(iod bo with you."
Ami she passed on, an expression
mingling with the pity In her face that
puzzled him; for had she not sent him
It puzzled him so much that he
would have followed her but for the
Hash of her diamond ear-rings.
It was a "nipping and an eager air,"
that almost froze the breath upon one's
lips - n bitter, snowy day in January.
Carlton had taken a horse-car, dinner-ward
bound, and. finding it full,
took his stantl beside the driver.
That farewell blessing of Miss Tren
te's had proved a very potent one. In
the year since, "Carlton's luck" had
become a trite phrase among his
frit-mis. His face was a fortune in it
self, they said. Not that ho w as pe
culiarly handsome, but there was a
light of steadfastness in his eyes, aud
firmness of purpose in the curve of his
mouth, that must win, soon or late.
.Some saitl lit; had changed with his
changing fortune. There was a cer
tain brightness wanting in his glance,
and somehow his read was less cheery,
but ho was no less generous or brave,
and only a fractious critic could have
found fault in mm as ho stootl there,
facing the show er of snowflukes w ith
strength anil good-nature written un
mistakably in face and figure, and a
gleam of compassion in his t-yes when
they rested on the tired horses or a
"How are all, Mike?'' he began, be
stowing a genial smile upon the driver,
whose family history had become fa
miliar to him in his rides to and from
"Sure, the wife's worse, and two of
the chillier have the masles, and there
was only one little creature, a wee
mile, sine, scarcely able to climb into
a chair herself left to nurse them, and
provisions were scarce, the doctor's
charges terrible," etc., etc. The ad
denda were unusually serious nnd pa
thetic to-day. Kvidently Mike was
"not aisy in his mind."
"Why, you ought to be with them,'
"Och, how could 1 be? I'd lose inc
place entirely, sir," said Mike, ruefully.
But Carlton's sympathy aroused; he
never failed in possible service.
"You know me as a friend of your
employers. I will make it all right
with them. Just step off here and go
home," he commanded, peremptorily.
"An' what'll become of tho horses?"
"I'll drive on to the depot and ex.
"Sure," cried Mike, enthusiastically,
"you're tho foincst gentleman 1 iver
see, and if you're not a gineral, ye
"AH right," Carlton laughed, slip
ping some coin into his admirer's hand,
"(live it to the little ones, with my
That was how it happened that Miss
Trente, taking a car in front of Urownn
& Co.'s, found herself face to face with
She stared incredulously as he
flushed, lifted his hat, and then quietly
turned the brake ami started his
"Mr. Carlton, is it possible?" 1
He gave a silent glance toward the
crowd looking on. The old look of
wondering compassion, mingled with
something else, gleamed on him for a
moment, then she silently passed in
side. "A delightful position," thought
Jack, rather regretting his quixotism.
Then came tho reflection. What did
it matter? What was he to Hecuba,
or Hecuba to him? And he ground
his teeth together savagely, and forgot
to take up any more passengers.
A gentle touch upon bis sleeve re
called him suddenly, and he stopped
the car without meeting her eyes.
"J am visiting a fri'-nd here. Will
you come this evening?" hnlf--o:n-r.iund,
half-entreaty; ant), before Jack
recovered from his astonishment, slit
had placed a card in his hand ami was
lie never remembered how that
drive was finished.
Some recollection came of a narrow
escape from arrest at the depot, ami
he had a vague impression of being
abused by some passengers who seemed
to have passed their destination, aud
threatened by" others who resorted to
jumping off while his horses were be
ing urged to their utmost speed.
But he did not uotice anything par
ticularly until darkness found him in
Miss Trente's presence. There was a
certain constraint in her greeting that
After a while she showed him a fa
miliar envelope, saying:
"See, the uuinber is wrong - two in
stead of three; and it did not reach me
until you were gone, and you left no
His face grew bright as a new brass
"Then you did not send mo nwy,
and you will not now?"
"If you still mean all this" with a
shy glance at the It tier whose eloquence
had been so nearly wasted "I would
not send yon away for the world."
Kvidently Jack was sure of his
"Kven knowing my position?" ho
saitl, presently, with a queer smile in
"I cannot bear to think of thai," she
cried, eagerly. "Don't go back to
those horrid cars ever again. Indeed,
I cannot bear it, while I have so much,
"My dear," cried Jack, with a light
hearted, ringing laugh, "I have been
growing rich, not poor, and now I ant
the richest man in the world!"
A (irrat American.
Henry Cabot Lodge says in the Atlan
tic Monthly: The universal preva
lence of too colonial spirit is
shown most strongly by one
great exception, just as the Mash
of lightning makes us realize the in
tense darkness of a thunder storm at
night. In the midst of the provincial
and barren waste of our intellectual
existence in the eighteenth century
there stands out in sharp relief the
luminous genius of Franklin. It is
true that Franklin was cosmopolitan
in thought, that his name and fame
and achievements in science and litera
ture belonged to mankind; but he was
all this because he was genuinely and
intensely American. II is audacity,
his fertility, his adaptability, are all
characteristic of America, and not of
an F.ngiish colony, lie moved with
an easy aud a-suretl step, with a poise
and balance which nothing could
shake, among the great men of the
world; he stood before kings and
princes and courtiers, unmoved and
unawed. He was strongly averse to
breaking with Kngland; but when tho
war came be was the ono man who
could go forth and represent to Kuropo
the new nationality without a touch of
the colonist about him. He met them
all. great ministers and great sovereigns,
on a common ground, as if the colonies
of yesterday had been an independent
nation for generations. His autobiog
raphy is tin- corner-stone, the first
great work of American literature
The plain, direct style, almost worthy
of Swift, the homely, forcible language,
the humor, the observation, the know
ledge of men, the worltlly philosophy
of that remarkable book, arc familiar
to all; but its best and, considering its
date, its most extraordinary quality is
its perfect originality. It is Ameri
can in feeling, without any taint of
F.ngiish colonialism. Look at Frank
lin in the midst of that excellent l'cnn
sylvauian community; compare him
and his genius with his surrounding,
and you get a better idea of what the
colonial spirit was in America in thoso
days, anil how thoroughly men were
saturated with it, than in any other
Influence of Iron.
Hoes the increasing transfer of iron
from the interior to the surface uf the
earth, asks Kwnrllji. exercise any
meteorological influence? Is it in any
marked way inlluential on electric cur
rents, and thence does it affect magnet
ic storms? This is a question which
neetls a little thought to answer safely.
The development of railways, anil the
almost universal substitution of iron
for wood wherever it is practicable to
U3e that metal, must surely exercise a
decided influence ol its own. Kvery
year more ami more of the iron former
ly buried in the earth is spread upon
its surface, and it is surely reasonable
to assume that, electrically at least,
some effect is produced ; how far we
may venture, as some scent now dis
posed to do, to translate this into a me
teor or icitl agency is a problem fur sci
ence to determine.
PEARLS OF TIIOl'UHT.
A good character shines by its own
They that govern most make lens!
Life is but short, therefore crosses
cannot be long.
In jealousy there is more love of
self than of any one else.
People do not need to know more
about virtue, but rather practice what
they already know.
If there is any person to w hom you
feel a dislike, that is the person of
w hom you ought never to speak.
lie who can irritate you when he
likes is your master, ou had better
turn rebel by learning the virtue of
Poetry is the blossom and fragrance
of all human knowledge, human
thoughts, human passions, emotions,
Whosoever lends a greedy ear to a
slanderous report is either himself of a
radically bad disposition or a mere
child in sense.
Speak the truth; yield not to anger;
give, when asked, of the littlo thou
has!; by these three steps thou shalt
go near the gods.
It is little troubles that wear the
heart out. It is easier to throw a
bombshell a mile, than a feather
even with artillery.
He willing to do good in jour own
way. We need noneof us bctlisturbed
If we cannot wield another's weapons;
but our own must not rust.
In misfortune one may know a
friend, in battle a hero, in debt an
hones! person, in decaying fortunes a
w ife, and kinsmen in afllieti in.
Let us be careful only of tho quality
of our work that it be thorough,
genuine, simple-hearted, the best that
is In us, the best that can come out of
It is neither sale, respectable, nor
wise to bring any youth to manhood
without a regular calling. Industiy.
like idleness, is a matter of habit.
No idle boy will make an active, in
dustrious ami useful man.
buying a Horse.
The Turf, Fit hi mul Farm says
that in buying a horse first look at his
head antl eyes for signs of intelligence,
temper, courage ami honesty. Unless
a horse has brains yo-i cannot teach
him to do anything well. If bad qual
ities predominate in a horse, education
only serves to enlarge and intensify
them. The head is the indicator of
disposition. A square muzzle, with
large nostrils, evidences an ample
breathing apparatus am1 lung power.
Next, see that he is wi ll and clean cut
nnib r the jowl, with jawbones broad
and wide apart under the throttle.
Breadth and fullness between the ears
and eyes are always desirable. Tin
eyes should he full and hael in color,
cars small and thin ami thrown well
forward. The horse that turns his
cars back every now and then is not to
be trusted. He is cither a biter or a
kicktr. ami is sure to be vicious in
other respects, anil, being naturally
vicious, can never be trained to any- j
thing well, and so a horse with a j
rounding nose, tapering forehead and j
a broad, full face below the eyes is al- j
ways treacherous and not to be de- j
pended on. Avoid the long legged,
stilled animal - always choosing one;
w ith a short, straight back and rump. !
withers high and shoulders sloping,
well set back and with good depth of
chest, fire legs short, hind legs'
straight, with low down hock, short
pastern joints, and a round, mulish j
shaped foot, lty observing the above
directions a horse may be selected that
is graceful in bis movements, good
naturctl and serviceable one that will :
be a prize to the owner.
The Clerk Wilted.
A few days before Congress ad- 1
joiirmtl Senator Harris, of Tennessee,
a rather plain -looking old gentleman, ,
went into the room of the Senate com- :
mittee on claims to look up the ease of ,
a Tennessee friend. The clerk of a
Senate committee is always a bigger '
man than tlie chairman, or the presi-
dent of the Senate for that matter.
The clerk of this particular committee j
had never seen Harris before, aud he j
did not like the somewhat imperative '
way in which Harris asked for inform- j
at ion about bis friend's claim. "Are J
yon the claimant?" he finally asked,
sharply. "No." said Harris,."! am !
not." "Are you his attorney?" still j
more sharply. "No," said Harris as I
quietly as before, "I am not." "Well,
then, what interest have you in the
case?" asked tho clerk in the high-keyed-tJeorge-Bliss
tone. "Oh," not
much," said the senator blandly; "but
the people dow n there sent me to the
Senate, and as the claimant in this case
is my constituent I thought the best I
could do was to ask about it." For
oni-e the clerk w ilted. Troy Times.
HE Al l ti l I. CORALS.
U'hnt They .rr nml How J hi y Are
'oral, its an ornamental stone, was
appreciated centuries before its real
nature was known, .At first it was
thought to belong to the mineral king
doiii, and then it was recognized as a
marine plant, the coral beads which'
were first brought into (irei-co being
thought to be berries, which had red"
deiied ami hardened by exposure to
the air. It was centuries after its first
discovery that an Italian naturalist
called these supposed flowers or berries
"Corallium rubrum,"and scientific men
accept this definition as conclusive.
Hut it was a French doctor at Mar
seilles who found out, not much more
than a hundred years ago, that these
supposed flowers were in reality ani
mals, endowed with the power of vol
untary motion. When, however. In
communicated his discovery to the
French academy of sciences, his name
w as concealed, in order to protect him
from the derision that was expected to
follow his declaration so persuaded
were even the men of science tlmt
corals were merely petrified flowers.
Tho French doctor, howe.er. was
right. Corals are sea anemones, that
have secreted a calcareous skeleton ami
have become compound by budding.
Ill a living state, the emal branch we
see in commerce is covered with a
leathery coating of a bright red color,
studded with small holes, out of which
protrude white polyps, with eight ten
tacles, looking exactly like flowers,
which deceived the Italian naturalist.
Well, it is these colonies of soft-bodied
yoopliylcs which secrete the lime of
which the valuable stone is composed.
Now, although coral is one id' ti'.e i -I
abundant substances in nature - entire
islands and reels being formed of it in
tropical seas the particular variety of
red coral is comparatively -rare, and is
almost entirely confined to the Mtdi
tcrrauean si a. II is there found in
reefs, a few miles from the shore, and
at. depths varying from one to a hun
dred fathoms. Tho gr.-nte.st coral fish
cries are those off Naples. Sicily. Sar
dinia and Mgiers.
Almost every year a new bed is
found soniew l.i re i-'ong the Italian
coast. A rush is then made to tin
spot and the ln-d is soon exhausted.
The ru-di used to be so great. indc.-d(
that it frequently took a man-of-war to
keep the fishing fleet in order. Now.
however all this i.--. changed: for, by the
new fisheries act, the discoM-rer "f a
new coral bank has the exclusive right,
to fish on it for two years. The value
of these banks may bo estimated at an
average yearly rate of eight thi-u-and
tons of coral, rendering se oral millions
of pounds sterling! Tho coral fisheries
off Algiers are under the emit rol of the
Frtnch government, which exacts
heavy duties for the right of fishing;
and in order to preciil the exhaustion
of this fishery the reefs are i!i hied
into ton portions, ten years being the
time which the coral is supposed to
take in order to reach its full growth:
thus, by fishing only one of these
diisions at a time. pro ision is 1e
for an uninterrupted fishery.
Dr. F C. Valentine, who for several
years practiced n.ed'cine in Central
America, has w ritten of the ' mcdii al
curiosities" of the home practice in
that country. Many of their resorts
are curious and amc.sing, such as the
administration of frog soup for all
skin iliscasts. but sc. era! are worth
worth quoting because they are proba
bly useful si iggt st ions for anyone, as
follow s :
Marshmallow leaves arc largely used
in poult in s and for painful hemor
rhoids. A tea of chamomile flowers is con
; ill red Ionic and useful in indigestion,
and when hot in colic, w bother stout
aohie or uterine.
Three ounces of flaxseed in two
quarts of water, reduced by boiling to
one quart, w ith an ounce of manna
and the juice of a sweet orange, pro
vides a drink in cases of d sent cry,
which Dr. V. holds fast to, haing
proved it to be good--'-. Ftftt's
King Alcohol's Way.
A young man by the name of Mur
phy, living in London, went home the
other night, and instead of finding a
w at in welcome and hot t opper, he
found his mother stone dead on the
floor, with her head firmly w edged in a
tin saucepan. She was in liquor when
her son left her, and the medical ex i
tlcnee went to show that she had
pitched forward upon the floor and
driven her head into the saucepan so
securely that she could not extricate ii,
and had consequently died of suffoca
tion. Since the dawn of creation the
king of terrors has w ielded an infinite
variety of weapons, but probably
never before confronted his victim
with a saucepan,
KEEFINU A STEER.
The Story of tlie Old Stiller From Avrir
Jtuck In I'ike I'outtlv, I'm
"We heerd that Phil Hover, win.
lived six mile back on the ridge, wen
goin' to beef a steer o' his'n, which
inn- it little too obstreperous t bi
handled for work. F.z none of us had
evt.'V heerd of a becliu' bee, we rather .
cale'latetl ez 'twere 'bout time to get
one ii). an' so we jest throw'd together
a high ole party, an' started to give
Phil a s'prise.
"For a mile or so 'fore we got tc
Phil's we heerd a fearful yellin' and
howlin', but we thort 'twere only u
eatlyniount singin' over in the swamp,
an' we hedn't time to think about a
little thing like that. The moon were
bigger'n a wasbtub, an' we could Bee
jest tbout ez well ez if the sun were
shiuiii'. It were colder than lircenlan'.
The how lin' an' ln llerin' got louder v
we got Higher to Phil's, an' w hen wi
st ruck his clearin' a 'a' conn:
up to the house, we see sight that
jest, nigh on to killed us a laughin'.
Thar were. Phil on tho roof o' the
cabin, straddle o' the ridge pole, a yell
in', 'Help! help!' ez. if some one were
butcheriu' on him. A prancin' an'
bcllerin' round the cabin, fust on ono
side an' then on t'other, were the1
steer, a pawin' the snow w us nor if a
iior'caster were get tin' in its work on
adrift, an' act in' ez if 'twere bavin'
more'n a barrel o' fun, an' 'twant cost
in' of him a cent. It were a funny
sight, an we jest howled.'
"'Whata'yo iloin' up thai-. Phil V
we hollered. 'An' how'd no git up
-Lord, but want he bilin' mad?
" 'I dumb up the chimbly. o' course,
ye dodblasled galoots.' said he. "It
was so blamed hot in the cabin that I
dumb up ycr to pit coo!.'
" 'Come down. Phil. We've coine to
give ye a s'prise. We thort ye was
goin' (er beef ycr steer to-day. Ain't
ye goin' tor beef it '?
" 'Do ye see or hear anything o" that
steer, consaru ye!" saitl he. 'An' can't
ye sec it's only a question whether I'm
agoin' to beef that steer or wh-thcr
it'll beef me? and the odds Lez al
been in favor u' tie- steer all day. The
infernal critter gen'ly boosted uie
outer this ridge pole .it 10 o'clock this
mornin', an' I've boon ycr ireez.in' an"
yellin' fur help ever sense. My ole
woman an' the youn-r tins is locked in
the cabin, an' I've seen em try twice to
git. out to the wood pile, but that steer
has took good keer that they didn't, an'
ez I haint heerd nothin' on em sciu-o I,
reckon tiiey'm cither froze to death or
gone to bed to keen warm. That steer
htz been ha in' the properost kind of
a Fourth o' duly celebration all day,
an' if some o" you fellers can git away
with him ye kin send for the cor'ner,
ur I'll bo froze stiffcr'n a Chris'inati
goo.-e 'fore nioniin.' "
"So we bed to tackle the steer. By
pluggin' it full o' pistol balls, an,
poundiu' it on the head with an ax
tor half an hour or so, we sp'ilt bis
little fun. Then we goi Phil down1
an' thawed him out.
"Well, wc had a high ole time at
Phil's that night,' continued the
ranger. "The ob 'ooman an' the
young tins; had gone to bed to keep
warm, sure enough, birt wo soon hod
'cm in good shape. An' that beetiu'
hoe dosed the se:iM:i."
The Hun. an Skin.
If you could see a piece of your skin
through a 'uicroseope you would see
long Inns of ridgis and hollows that
look more like pl.v.cd ground than
anything that I ivn think of. The
, ridges are dividcii into little coni'-al
elevations in which a nerve terminates
or else passes around it; and here lies
the sense of touch. In the hollows arc
the pores that are the open
ings of the sweiU ducts. What are
these, tlo you ask? Well, they are
minute tubes which, straightened out,
w ould be about a quarter of an inch
long, that start in the tissue beneath
the derma and w intl spirally up through
tho skin until the upper sur
face is reached where its open end ter-
initiates. The other end is twisted in-
' to a sort of knot which is contained in
a little sac, and this is surrounded by
i blood vessels.
The number of these little sweat
ducts or glands is astonishing. It is
estimated that in every square inch of
skin there are at least 'Jsoo, and, as in
a person of ordinary size there are
2oiH) square inches of surface, these
glands count up T,iMM,ikk Only
think of it -7.lHHt.iNHI pores to keep
open through a whole lifetime! If
these tubes were put together end to
end there would bo one long canal of
alKiut twenty-eight miles. How la
; that for a system of sewage? Toledo
The Edinburgh Medical Journal en
Icavors to show that baldness Is prob
Sowing and Kcnplnf.
Sow with b (jeiicToua hiind,
I'.iiHii not for toil or pain;
Wenry not tluimjjh the heat ol summer,
Wciny nut thiouxh the cold epriug rain;
Hut witil till the iiiilumn comes
I'm llic ehouvi-i! of gulden gruin.
fv utter the seed and letir not,
A tiilili? will bespread;
Winn mutter if vou aie too wenry
'In cut your hiud-cnmcd bread;
Sow while tho mirth i-i broken,
For Ihu blindly must bo foil.
Sow wbilo the seeds are lying
In tliu warm curlli's Ixiaoin deep,
And your warm tears lull uikiu it
They will Htir in ipiiet sleep;
And the green bludcs rise the quicker,
lYrcliiinco for tbo tears you weep.
Then row lor tho hours urc fleeting,
Ami tint need inu.il lull to-day;
And cure not what hands sliull renp It,
Or if you shall luivc pimi'd awsy
Ileloro tliu waving curn-lieliU
Miiiil gladden the sunny d iy.
Sow, mid look nnwiir upward,
Writ- the Hluiry lihl appears
i'l'ii1, in I'pin- ol t'je coward's donbtin.7,
t. yoiruivii heart's treiublKig lenra.
Vou fhall reap in joy the barviHt
Vim have sown to-d.iy in teal..
.'I hlttiilc A. rrorlor.
A line fellow The judge.
Agricultural item Never cultivate
an acquaintance w ith a "rake."
A man in the hands of a drunken
barber should be glad when he g.-ts
out of the tight scrape.
A new song is entitled. "We Never
speak As We Pass By." Probably
they are both courting the same girl.
"Let every man add a good nninu to
his other tapital." quoted the forger
when he fixed up a ti'ii-thousantl-dollar
It is said that inhaling tlie fumes of
sulphur cures catarrh. The course
that many people pursue in this life
gies promise that they won't be
.r'.'.ictotl with catarrh in the next.
; A gt nt Ionian had his boots blacked
by one of two boys and gave the
siiim r a two-dollar bill to get changed.
After waiting some time he said to
; tin- other boy. -Where's your partner?'
"(Hi," sai l the youth with a grin,
-he's bust up. and I'm his assignee."
Travelers in Canada have not failed
of noticing the number of shop-kiep'-rs,
from chow-chow builders to
undertakers, that are purveyors to the
royal family: but it remained for a
lunulas barber to lling to the breeze a
i gayly-bcdiz.eiicd banner with the awful
ilevice: " The (Jut-en's Barber Shop."
There are sixty-six thousand loeomo
ties in the world. And yet. when
yon have waited for a train at some
desolate way station for five hours you
wouldn't believe t'li-r" were half so
many, sixty-six thousand! And still
a man can miss a train as easily as
, though On re w as only one engine on
the w hob- continent.
"Which is the deepest, the longest,
the broadest and the smallest grave in
this church-yard?" said a pedestrian
to his companions, while meditating
among the tombs in a cemetery.
Why," was the answer, "it is that in
which Miles Hutton is buried, for it is
Miles below the soil. Miles in length.
Miles in breadth, and "yet after all it is
but a Hut ton-hole."
" Dearest, sweetest, what is it? Are
y-ui sick? What ails my precious
pet?" and the joung husband bent
tenderly over the graceful form
of his Hushing bride.
'Oh, Adolpbus F.tlward, its too
dreadlal f.-r anything."
Had news from home?"
"Worse, worse! Oh, what shall I
Tell your ow n darling hubby."
"It's that awful Selina Tarbox,
"She's what, my precious?"
"She's got a bonnet trimmed exact
ly like mine, and to-morrow's Sun
Then the afflicted beauty buried her
face in her husband's breast and trick
led her pearly tears all over his three
dollar shirt, -rhitnitt Fie.
' In a communication to the Philadel
' phia MkI itt ii ml Siirytail Juunial,Vr.
Charles L. Dana, of New York, points
out some prevalent errors concerning
oysters. It has been saitl that the oys
ter, on account of its hepatic diastase,
has the power of digesting Itself. In
a series of experiments. Dr. Dana has
gi von t he molltisk some excdlent oppor
tune ies of doing so, but it declines to
digest even its own liver. AS to the
superior digestibility of raw oysters
over cooked, it was found that when
boiled for a short time, or roasted in
the shell, they were nearly If not quite
as rapidly dissolved as the raw.'
Cooking, in fact, loosened the muscu
lar fibrils, thus allowing the peptic
J juices to penetrate.