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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, AUGUST 9, 188;?.
Sffy fljhatham Record, j
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
miTOR and rnornirroR.
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Beyond the Mountain.
Bnjond the mountain ah! beyond
How fair in fancy gli-mma
Th valley wilh its aprc ailing field,
The glint of wincing t-lr-vonii!
Bp-rond the put pie mountain' night
Hi my nil nr hnppy ilrram.
Wi ml tump-illi the tnniuiiiig piup,
by witvi x ilmt pn?s our dimr;
Wn my, thi-i wi-tin it liir, anil jet
H g'i for Hoim-thinx mow;
Anil lung lo pints with tinker foot
The liu -nlT mountains o'it.
Al eve the night binl fnitttly ig',
In inunmim nwt-ot nn l low;
'flic iiiiw inuon'a sU-ntler cie-cent givna
The cky n tender glow.
Ilnw fuir tho i-lnr-i- how warm tho wind,
Ilnw Mill Iho rivor'H flow!
Hut lln-ip, hn--ii li.tigiiii' tnncy fti".',
Ami wii.vniiul hi-ml-i mill turn,
A ill" pnr innse eh-iiuis thi Mini,
Tim ml mni'it lui-jlitcr Imin-
And fineiing -MiTtim go loiipin;-, flown
I'rniii mvik-i n'iihuiig wilh fi-in.
WIpii hi nn i lui..s nluive m roll,
Wile kIii s icmivci tln-rp;
Win ii aim in.w iml hot rr mml our omr,
Tlit-ie .'pill r-t whisper fuir.
IVyiini the iii.iiuitnin lit hi-rond
Love lillx thn tiiinnv nir.
A COMEDY OF ERRORS.
Niniic l':t lit nhaiii was vcrv angrv
Bring a member nf thechurch hf didn't I
swear, lint ho slaintiifd tli kitchen
floor mi violently when he eanif in that
1st tin ih, his wife. t oi u proheni led a
n-nce- thn' something win wrung.
"Pear me, A brum," said she, inililly.
looking 1 1 1 I'ruin the apples she was
dicing fur pan-dowdy, "there ain't no
in t ii.sii tii t.i take the door "IT its hinges
What's the trouble now?"
-It's lietsey Hriggs," answered the
quire, seating himself, with some
ehetnenee, on a cushioned chair.
"The airs that crcctur gives herself ex- j
reed everything." I
"Air-.?" sanf Mrs. I'.e kenhnni. "I
'lidn'i know as Hum wilt Betsey j
Hriggs' weaknesses." ;
I tlunr.o w;hal voti'll tall i," said)
Hie siptire. "She wa s nut ill the gar-'
:len pickin' peas, an' 1 jest hollered to j
her. as I entile by, to sec if she'd b: I
williu' to entertain the sewin' society,
ill her liotisi' net Thurs lay. And, i1 J
joti'll lielieve tin?, she didn't say a j
word. Neither yes nor no!" j
"Well, I never!" said Mrs. l'ackcn- j
num. "Hut," with a gentle desire for j
rxtenttation. "you mustn't forget-
Al rain, that Metsey J5riggs is near" ;
"That don't prevent her hearin," (
rloes it V sharply denial. ded the siplire. '
"I didn't think ' that." .-aid meek ';
Mrs. l'aekcid'.an:. rejecting a golden, :
iinnmer 'tpp'e, whic'thada bfiiiso on ,
its mellowest side. "Hut I'm quite
iitre ISeiscy didn't mean no hanii. ;
Hetsty never dot s!" j
"I (lunno lio-.v that may he." said i
tin squire, morosely, lint 1 tlo know ;
I shan't put myself out to speak to her j
iig'in. unless she sees lit to apologie.
"I can't make it out at all, "said Mrs.
i ackenham, slowly shaking her head, j
Miss farter was the nest person j
who stopped at the I'ackeiih.im house.
She Wits a spare leiu.di', whose exact
nge, like that of the olielisk, was
wrapped in iny.sti-ry, and she was a
hook-agent i f the loost rahid type, and
"P'raps you'd likt! to suliserilie to the
Housekeeper's Weekly Visitor, Mis'
Packenhani," said she, rounding off her
sentences with a prodigious snilT.
"W al. no!" said Mrs. Packenhani.
"We aren't much o' readers here."
"Or inaylie your hushand would like
to take a copy f the 'Ten landing
American Pal riots''" suggested Miss
Patter, still struggling with her
tatarihal dilliiidty. .
"Aluam don't read nothin' hut the
newspapers." said Mrs. Packenhani.
His eyesight ain't what it was ami -"
"Who's your neighbor down under
the hill?" sharply interrupted Miss
Carter. ".Inst beyond thelirook, where
the bridge is so out of repair?"
"Her name is Hriggs," said Mrs.
J'arkenhatn "Pa tsey Hriggs!"
"Well, whoever she is." snorted Miss
farter, "she hasn't no ntoro manners
than a mooly eow. Not t notice tne,
even, and tnestandin' there talkin' my
self hoarse to her. Not even to turn
her head to look at me!"
"Dear, dear!" said Mrs. Packenhani,
"that's very .-ti.inge! Hetsey's a dread
tul sociable cteetur. That don't seem
like her a bit."
"Well, that don't signify," said Miss
Carter, seating herself, and opening
her leather packet. "Hut I'tl just like
yon to look at a few recent publications
I've got here."
"Oh, don't trouble to show 'eni to
me!" said Mrs. Packenham. apprehen
sivelv. ! ha n't no money to buy nor
time to read; and the chnrnin's behind
hand, this mi-ruin', and I've got soft
soap to make."
"It, won't take a minute," persua
aivelv argued Miss Carter.
And she sat two mortal hours in the
iwuire'B kitchen, and made Mrs. Pack"
enham nuburribeto the 'HousekeperH
Weekly Visitor, for a term of three
years, before she departed.
"Betsey Hriggs managed her the
best way," groaned Mrs. rackenhain,
a she looked into the recesses of her
empty p i.-!;et-book. "What will A bruin
The clergyman, a slender, dyspeptic
man of six-and-twenty, stopped at the
garden-gate to give Sister Hriggs a
friendly good-afternoon, that day, but
she did not return his polite greeting.
lb1 repeated it a little louder, and still
she look no note of his spectaclcd-gao
and new silk hat.
"I hope I haven't oflVndeil her in
any way," said Mr. Swcetlanils to him
self; and he tried totliink back to the
sentences of his last seriiinl) about gos.
sips and meddlers. "I dmi'l think I
said inylhing which she could by any
possibility apply lo herself. Miss
Hriggs -Miss Hriggs. I say!"
Ho wailed a minute or s i lor a icplv
which did not come; thru he sighed
mildly, and walked on.
"These .-.ingle sister: are perhaps a
triilo diMiciilt to manage," said he
"Hut doubtless experience will smooth
my pathway in time."
And, naturally enough, the l!ev. Mr
Swe 'tlands stepped in at Sister I'm k
enham's to ak her how she thought
he could possibly have offended Mi.-s
And just a; he wa'. del ailing in Mrs.
Paekcnliain's puzzled ears the tale of
his perplexity, a .tout, elderly man.
with a sea taring aspt" t, rapped at the
door wilh flie knobbv handle of his
"Ahoy, thete!" s.iid Captain (Jiles
ttillilo. "I hope I ain't ititrtulin'. but
these is all strange waters to me.
I've just hailed a neighbor n' t rail,
Betsey Hriggs by name, and she don'l
lower no signals. P'raps I've sighted
the wrong coast."
"Miss Hriggs lives at the next house!"
Mr.-.. Pa kenham said. 'That's true
"Pin her i-in-in," srd Captain tides
tiilldoe. -She has invited nm to moor
my craft in these parts for a while,
bat I ain't u .ed to heave anchor along
sideo them a; don't sp.'ak to me civil.
And I hope I've mad" my log book
"I really i an't a'rount for it." said
Mrs Pat kt iiham. w itb a troubled ex
pression of countenance. "Set down,
Cap'en (iilliloe. I've often beard her
speak of you. and I'm sure she wouldn't
intend any inHvility. set down and
have a chat with Mr. Sweeilands, our
minister, and I'll step over to Hetsey's
al one and see what all this means."
The sun ha 1 gone down in the criui
son blae which belongs only to .Inly
skies - a soft purpling twilight, was
brooding over the swa'np meadow, and
the orange lilies glowed mystically in
the apple orchard, as Mrs. PaciTham
hurried toward the old ISriggN home
stead, whose chintuev stack rose out of
a wilderness of tall lilac bnshe.-. There
sure enough, was Miss Het-cy in the
vegelable ga.den, her siinbonitcl flap
ping in the evening breee, but just as
Mrs. Pa' kenham laid her hand on the
hitch of (he picket gate, liowse. Par
uier Pond's big red bull, knocked his
horns against a weak .spot in tlie adja
cent pasture fence, and came thunder
ing into the inclosure with bis tail in
the air, his huge head lowered almost
to the ground and a low-muttered note
of detinu e breathed through his threat
"La. me!" tried Mrs. Packenhani,
"there's tha! brute loose again! And
not a man in sight. And Betsey
Hriggs with her red cabker gown on.
she'll be killed as sure as the world.
Oh. dear, oh, dear!"
As the reflection eddied through her
mind, the animal made an infuriated
charge toward the figure darkly out
lined against the hedge of silver-green
pea-vines, tittering a savage, bellow as
be rushed past, and Mrs. Packenhani
hurried, screaming, down the hill.
"Abram! Mr. Sweetlands! Cap'en
(iilliloe!" she shouted. Help! help!
Oh, why don't Homebody come? Par
mer Pond's Bowse lias knocked poor
Betsey Hriggs down inliithe pea-vines,
and is a-gorin' lit r aw ful! Help! help!
help! She'll be killed, as true as the
world! Help! help!"
Just as she burst into the door at the
end of tho kitchen, the opposite one
opened, and in walked Betsey Hriggs
herself, cool, calm at 1 composed, with
a veil folded neatly over her dove color
ed silk hat. and a traveling-bag in her
Mrs. Packenhani sat down, and
began to laugh and cry hysterically;
Mr. Sweetlands opened his pale-blue
eves like watery moons: the squire
staretl; Caplain (iilliloe held out his
two brown hands and waved a fore
Miss Betsey looked around in gentle
"Dear me!" said she. "What is the
matter? What is everybody looking at
me so for? How d'ye tlo, Cousin
Giles? Why don't you go on to the
house? I thought you wm comin' to
make me a visit!"
"I I don't make out this here
reekonin' at all," said Captain fiilliloe,
scratching his puzzled head. Some
how the wrong signals have been
swung out. But it's all right now
aye. aye, it's all right now! The
figure-head of the Betsey Hriggs can't
"I've just been up to Albany," ex
plained Miss Betsey, "to order a new
parlor carpet. I went, up yeslerdayi
and came down on the evening (rain;
"Hut. Betsey." cried Mrs. Packi-n-ham.
clutching spasmodically at her
friend's arm, "who is thai in your back
garden -gathering peas, you know?
For, as true as you live and breathe.
Farmer Pond's Bowse has trampled
her to death by this time."
"That! Oh. that's my wire dummy,
as I had when I worked at the dres
mat in' Ira le. I just dressed il up in
some of my old clothe;, as a kind of a
scarecrow -like, to keep the pigeon.l
from stealing the green peas right out ;
of my pods. They're the sain io-t
creatures in all the Mori I. Why, ymi
didn't never take it for a live person,
did you ':"
And everybody laughed in i horns,
tho more heartily as their lolly lecam"
apparent to Ihcui.
"J dei hire lo go-nine Si. I wa . ' It! Ml
out of my latitude and longitude,"
said the sea-captain, w ith a i buckle.
" A pp'-ai ant t's are deceit fid," said
mild Mr. Sweetlands. rubbing his
I wmi'l never believe my own eyes
ag'in!" shouted the s-piii".
And then they all three ucnl t i
drive Iho belligerent liowseout of Miss
Hriggs' vegetable gar.h n. and to patch
Up the defective p i kcls ill the fence,
and Mi -s I'el s y hcis'lfsat down lo
drink a comfortable t up of tea w ith
'For I'm sure I nee I one. after all
I've been thiol. gh." said the squire's
"Well. I declare," said sympathetic
Miss Betsey, "it must ha' been a trial.
1 won't never put that dummy out.
ag'in." Suliiiilini Xi;it.
An (M rich's Nest.
After nailing, the ostrich begins to
make hU not. It is Ihe male alone j
that porfei ins this duly. To do (his it
squills upon the ground, and balancing
itself upon ils breast bone, it. scrub lies
up the earth w ith its legs and throws
the sand behind it. W hen it has dug
out enough on tun- side to suit it, il
turns iii-i)iiiin and begins to dig on
another side, and continues this opera
tion until it has made a hole largo
enough for it to si! in t oniforlably.
A few days after the nest is linished
the female begins to lay one egg on
every alternate day for eighteen or
twenty days. She Chen rests for a
while, w hich time varies from lour to
ten days, and then begins to lay more.
A pair of o.triihcs yield forty eggs
This is only the minimum number,
which is alwavs rcaehc l. II is not un
usual for a well fed. well kept pair to
..:..i.i e.i. i .i.i u Tl,.,
ll'li l lot' iiiet --i-u sim. is--.
eggs are placed so into leave no space
bcMVeet. them. Thev are sat upon at
lirst for several hours each .lay, and
Unallv altogether. The male and the
female' l.ro d'ternatt Iv. Al night
the iiiale is always on the nest, as it
possesses greater warmth than the
female. When the birds relit v e each
other on the nest the in w coiner turns
over each egg. in order that the portion
which has lain against the nest shall
the warmth of the brooder
These birds perform their duties w ith
the greatest skill, without anv noise or
breakage of tin eggs. They squat
down, and with their head and neck
rake up and overturn eveiy one of the
eggs, one after the ether, without neg
lecting il single one.
The incubation lasts forty live days
on an avtrage. ; oinetimes lifly days
but never continues beyond that.
When the ihicklings hatch out. they
can be heard trying Inbreak the shell
of the egg. Sometimes thev succeed in
.Inin.r so I, ill iiMiallv the father break-
the egg under his breast bone, anil
seizing with his bill Mie inside skin,
tears it. and fr. es the t hickling. I'pon
lir.-t reaching the air the i hickling re-
mains liuipiind vvt-iiK. But the warmth
of the parents soon revives it, and a
few hours afterward it begins to run
about the nest, exercising its long legs,
tottling over at ea h step, recoiiiincnc
ing again its stumbling journey. Four
days after they are hatched the chick
litiL's begin to cat. Thev run after
inset ts and swallow small pebbles.
The father and mother do not help their
little ones Iiml food.
There are six equestrian statues iu
Washington more than in any other
city in the world. They are of
Washington Jackson, (irecne. Scott,
McPhcrson and Thomas.
'EARLS OF TIKH (HIT.
We never deceive for a good purpose.
Knavery adds malice to falsehood.
However things may seem, no evil
thing is success, and no good thing is
(ienius is essentially creative, it
bears the character of the individual
who possesses it.
The light of friendship is the light
of pin i.-ple nous seen plainest when
all around is dark.
He is truly great tin t it little in
himself, and that ninkcth no account ol
. any height of honors.
I I'nvy is a passion so full of coward
ice and shame Hut nobody ever had
i the confidence to ow II it.
I Ho thai wrestles wilh us strength
j ens our nerves and sharpens our skill,
i Our antagonist is our helper.
! Choose itlways the way that secies
j the hc-tl, however rough it may be.
I Custom will render il easy and agre'M
! False friends are like our shadows.
to il, while we walk in
the sunshine, but leaving us th" in- 1
sl.uit vve walk in the shade. ;
Humor and pathos Twin lakes
which lie side by side in the heart, the !
one gleamed of the .sunlight, the other !
gleamed of Ihe same sunlight's shade.
When you an- linking at a picture :
von give il the advantage of a goo-1
light. Be .it l.-ast as courteous to your
fellow cre.it arcs as ymi are ton piel inc. j
Keep your promise to the lelter.be
prompt and exact, and it will save you :
much trouble and care through life,
and win you the respect and trit.t of
vou i- friends.
Tlif I in rr for I .a ml S:- i iititlnu In Mir
Aiiilliumt t.uilillS iill! Ill IMnnlrtl.
The gnat northwest is entered
through the gateway ol si. Paul. There
Hit! traveler lir.-l hears of Bunmtown,
the "Portals of Ihe sunset," the "Fa
vorite ol Fortune," the tiem of the
Croat lioldeli Noilhvve.-I," Hi" "Love,
lint spot in the Land of Light." the
"Plucky Pioiiier.i' Paradise upon Un
productive Prairie-." Not only are the
allurements and adv anlagi f. of I'.i
tow n adv crliscd in alliterative prose.but
the real-estate man also drops into
poetry, and relate how the place has
In prospectus Ihis i ity is the focus of
all railroads that aie ever to be built.
Ihe future capital of the future state,
the garden spot of the farmer, the sani
tarium of the invalid, the pe. ulator's
paradise, the land of golden grain,
where the wheat grow., in fort sis and
theoats iu impeni trahb-jungles. Should
our arrival in St. Paul be opportune
we learn that an auction side of Bo-nu
town lot s is one ol the entertainments
of the evening, and we an- sadly lack
ing in Ibclonrisl'sprovcrbial enterprise
if we do not attend. Bands of music
inviting us to'the scene, play lively
tunes. cab iiliittdtointoxii iitcllic buyi r
and loosen the strings of his purse.
Like spies sent out by Moses to report
j upon the laid ol anann. ami vv t
turned bearing between them that la-
I "'oils bunch of grape, from the brook
ll' Boomlow.i syndicate have
also bmughl with then the products ol
' their land, and challenge Canaan itself
j to show an equal display of No. I hard
wheat, tastclulh arranged iiisheal and
jar: enormous polaf oc.v each one a iliir
tier in itself. ; and lii.-cions fi nil, w hich,
however, owing to the under t loped
state of the country, is yet in a state ol
I papier inache.
Che sales arc made by I hat mod o.
qnacioitsof auctioneers, the Marquis
of Mud." vv ho hits lairlr earned his hon
orable title. lie exbotts the people t i
catch on to t In- Hooiiitow n boom, whii h
hits surily set in to stay. Then, w ith
the sensitiveness ot the true boomer,
he corrects himself, and says thai this
is not ii boom at all, but a healthy and
regular growth. The people cab h on.
In the fever of the moment, (hose buy
lots who never bought In fore. Some
buy iu . nnliilonee, and some in fun
Some think that kind of a lottery a:
food as anv other, and some invest for
the privilege which it give theai of oc-
oasio.i.tlly pulling on t he a r of a . ap-
it.dist. iind referring, in careless tones,
to their real estate in Bomutown
Thev bur- for that satisfiu linn which
the lucre pi
session of property gives,
the man vv lo i has not
bought a dog or ;t dressing gorr n, an
opera-house or a newspaper, for similar
Having pun based his lot the travel
er feels a natural desire to look at it.
, nml proudly stand upon Ihe base of his
pyramid of dirt, whose apex is at tie
centre of the earth, threeor four thous
and miles away. Since Boointow n is
an inland city, and the climate, he has
been led to believe. Is just wet en nigh
for the farmer and just dry enough for
the consumptive, he is greatly shocked
to Iiml that his destination is surround-
nd by a waste of waters. Only the n
peated a-ssurance that this is an excep
tionally moist spring restores corilidcnen
tohissoul. Thesteamboat. upon which
he has crossed the prairie unloads its
passengers al the v eranda of I he second
story of the hotel; and when, on lb"
following day, lb" invt slm start s out iu
. a row-lioal to until up ins n-ai cm.o--.
j he Tunis that lie has unwittingly sailed
I across it as In- came into (own. The
I exact local ion of his lot. however, can-
mil hcib lerioilieil w it limit a div ing liell. I
I The cornel-st.ikc s. winch were only
I waist-high, are under water, and bo
hears the surveyor, who is hu pilot on
this occasion, multir to his assistant
that il will be necessary t tike his
pegs as high as lamp pn t s her. alter.
Hon the I'looklvn lli iilire Cahles Were
After Ihe lower . ha I been built and j
the anchorages made ready, llu n came .
the si ranges! work ol all. I " m.iM'
the lahbs ami put fhem over the tow
ers would be a ililliciil! mailer. Wry
likely it could not be done at all. so
the cables wet e made jti. l where they
hang, one small wire -it a tnii". I he
cables an- not chains with links, nor
arc tin y Iv.i.tnl like ropes. Tiny an
btiiidl -s ol slii igiil wires laid side by
.id" and I id t"g liter by wires
wound lightly around Ihe "ill .sle.
They i ailed the work "weaving tit"
Al the Brooklyn am borage was
placed a poweifnl Miam i -tigiiie, and
on Ihe lop of the anchorage were plac
ed 1 wo large w heels, and w ith the aid
of proper 1 1 i.i- hiiierv the i ugine caused
these wh'-i 1.-. to turn forward or bin k
W iinl. Fr-nii e.ii h w heel was stretch
ed a steel rope I-1 Ihe top of lie- Brook"
Ivn tower, over Ihe river, ovci II til
er lower and d-.'.vii to the New York
anchorage. Here il pa-sed ever aiioih
cr wlii-l and I'u ll sin Idied all the
way ba-'k aga n. The ends v. en- la -toned
logei hi r, making an dull.- . . ro e,
and when the i n j ne inured, the ropes
travelled I" and I'm over the i i er.
For this n a mi ih.-y were called tin-
IlilVI Mi l- .."
There were. I.e. iocs Ihe-- t v.w oiler ..
(wo l c r.'j'i s pi. ii d side by side,
111 these weie i.iid short pie. i of oak.
thus making a lo l bridge on whsh
,(. workmen could or
the rivi r.
Then- were also other ropi s fur sup
porting platforms, on which the work
men stood us the weaving went on
Out aeh traveller wa.. hung an inn
wliei I. and as the traveller moved, the
wheel went with it.
II look only tell loilOlles. to ..end t Wo
wire-, over the river in this w ay. Tin
nun en the f-M.t !,rid"i- and on t'n
platforms suspended I mm the of lot
ropes guided the t w . wire, into pll. i-
mid thu- tl ''le - wi re vvom n, little
by little, t wo s'i iidi r steel wires , .eh
Inn... and aiefullv laid in place, till
Mot wires were bound together in a
huge cable, Mtren and three quarter
inches in iliamiier. The vvoik was
lailly slaili d bv the I Hh ol .lime. I 77.
and tin- .i-.t w ire was laid I let obi r
s7s. There are lour cables, cm h
.ioTsJ led long, and if all tin- wires iu
; the four tables were pi. tee
! ,,,.y w,,, icadi over loiirl.en Ihous
i :m, 1M,l,.s.
, 1 1-wm k wa-l-mg ami dang. rou-.
Nniict inns t he wire would break and
''nil into the water, and an hour oi
mine would be spent in hauling H up
j jmd start ing mn e in. -re. I he iiu n on
; H. fnnt-bridg on the i radii-, high
, IM tl,,. - t iti Ind ev cry w ire a - it vv as
jut,, pla- e. To sl.ul and stop tin
men stood mi the top of 1 lie
, t,,w ers and w av d signal Ha.'- to Hu
onirim 'T. Such a mas., ol vv ire:
not n ryt a-ilr kc p in place, and li
the work went on. a number of wires
were bound together into little I. me Ho
of lopes, and al the cud all rvcu- hound
toget In r iul o one sinoot !i, round bun
die or (able. n. A '. "' :s.
A c. itipiiny h is be n funned iu I'M
i oa for making common or hand-sow in;:
; medics by machinery. The necdli
I milking liia' hine proposed to be ue I
I was invented by F.tigelie I'ontaiiu
inventor ot the u hi rated l.-cnu o' iv e
j beat ing his iiaiiie, iin l w hich has
j nude Hie tastes! tune ever yet mad'-
( by a locomotive. Mr. Fontaine is also
Hie inventor and inak. r ol the most
rap.d and bi st pin le.i'.mg and pin
sticking m. ! ninety er cr male. The
needles lo s i -ply the world am mad"
at bid 1:1' Ii. Ihrotingha u. and at Hath
ersage. Derbysliiie. in Fngland, and
Aix la Chanell. and ds suburb. 1'.. r
cctte. iu Ccrinany. IJid.l tc!i ami Bor
cclte arc the pnii'ial sources of sup
ply. At B.'I.I.tth about loiiit.in
thousand persons are i n gaged in mak
ing needles and the product is cslim ,1
etl to be ab . ut two hun lr-d million,
per week, or ten thoii,a id in.llions p.v
year. Of thee it is estimated that t'i"
I'nitfd States take a bttlf more than
on ' tenth.
ITALIAN IM AM S.
The -llHiiiK-r In Willi
Si iiliMoi "
Ilif Uni fc-J f
"Buy my imag s?' The speaker, a
filender, k ri-ib linked, dark-eyed youth,
stood on t lie eo. in r ol Seventh and
Che-liiul .'i t .' and pi -d his plain
live mi lo Iv in si l; -f.nir ipffercnt
keys, lb- wa-a l.c-g.- l Italian, redo,
lent of giirbc aid iiiiicciironi. He
wore a tlu.-t v -Ion h hat. and his toes
peeped out into t he soil sunlight in a
sugge..the sort ol a way. There was
about hi 1-n.L of i hn-nie hunger.
His voice r. p the gamut and down
the gamut, lirst hush and decisive,,
anon ..i. it .uni :ai pin aling. like that "f
a Woman, and alternately loud, low '
cracked .iiel muml-loncd. 1,'ieh pen j
pie and poor people, policemen, boot-;
blacks, and d-.g- ol all degrees, with ,
mil 'h-; .iii-l vv il limit iiiuslcs, passed i
him v. Ill-nit I ui iiiii-g tie ir head.-,
t '1 He- p- did" Kepi rying bis di --
jo ii'e i im.igi , until ;it last a pres., re- I
poller, vvi'li his In-art lull of ciiiiiiis
seraiimi an I hi pocket l ull o li e cent
pici e ., t ippe I loin on the .hmil-lor !
"I low nun h ?"
' dollar and a quaitei." replied the
'Too mi . h; 1 give w enl v Ii v e
..HI." " !
"Ba.la ' mie doll-.r." ;
"Tw lit live i i lit . ."
"I take MM v." !
"Tvvi 1 1 1 - ii j
"Taki- him almi:-." j
li-l III- repoiler bite I thn pla ter of
P.llis i, II. Ige of il felll.lle dle-. from:
the nomad's w illow ha ,!el an I laid il j
tenderly ;u m,. his are- a., it it were a j
biby. Tin-image ,V;is tolerably will I
moulded, is ii ado of .jeiiiiine (ikisterol j
Paris, and is a counli-rpart ol those!
s-.l I iu the 1. 1 ill .Ion s for mi.- dollar j
The marvel i . how (lie beggars can J
si ll tlielll soi Iieaply. ati-l yet k.-. p from !
i-tarr ing. I '.v cry t r t h-h;i s it s secret ., I
and 1 ii.it ol image making is no coop- j
t ion to t In-nil". To begin with Ihe:
Italian phi tors' i.lptois li-.e upon al- !
niosl no1 bin '. i io.on will u.eupy ,
I wo -mall r is. I n t he ol lo r mum :
i . their w or!. --hop. I'm- dinner thev
have ii b-.w I ol soup, the priu- iple in
gredion! ol which are bones. raps ol j
meal, il lew shndei wisps of imp ca- !
roio. and pepper an I --all in pi illusion, i
Tw o huge slices of bread and a hutch
cr k idle conij Icle I he meal. The men
eat and work, and work and smoke.
'h"V buy tin cheapest sort of plaster
ot Paris for one dollar a hai rc. A
barrel of plaster will n ake oil' images.
The moid Is ate made of gelatine,
vv I'ii Ii ci sis M per pound. Ano'dina
rv mmiM eo-!.s -v.'. I.ai h Pioiild i.
ina.h t- produce not l--.--s Ihan litiy iin-ii'.-e:-.
An indii a fions mal.ei laiiturii
mil. even i I.i . Inn images I'.v calcu
lation upon this basis, it appeals that
Ihe images i i.st al t ten ii nt- each,
i not in- lii'I'ii'; I i;'-o. ol vv Inch, how i v or,
the vv ily Italian loaki . no i ekoniii':.
This i . the vv hole -.e, n t.
The retail ihsib r say.
i iiniiot I i nle I- -r le s s
i eiils. So I In v i aiinol
class matt rials are cni
A im i ican mam: I .el tin i
employ a skilled laborer b
w In n lirst.
or e l. Thi
the mould mark- and tote up the anal
mny. All lh i units. so does th'
I iine emiMimod in t'.ie tin ml. ling. Fbt
g. Tat in.' cost , t vr n e a nun b as thai
used bv Ihe Kali. III-. T he I lids ills
not made to prod.n over a do en inia
ges. lb re is iiiu'llier big saving fm
t In- ui.iccai on; eat or. The l.itt.'r sel
1 1 . . 1 1 1 live, long III olle place. I e and
Ills i oun' i v inen t l av T in dr. -v i - of six
and i d i n. T'bey move I mtu idy!
i it v . inal- 'tig t In ir ima.'os. Th y -el
one s.ibjei t into the ground" as the
ri tailors say. and then ma'-o i r;is
qiniutit.v ol another. Tu t lio-.v i vcrv
Italian ii.i i .'e mak. r.in I Tula liTphin
are maki.e.r male div or-. In a few
weeks they will be making soiiuthiiig
else Thev are ke- ii ami have t sharp
eve ti. business. T hey I, ml that a cer
tain image i ati hi s t In popular whim.
Forthwith I hey make nothing else.
Thousands of Ihe favorite images go
bobbing up and d-.vv u Chc- nut street.
T he houses are full of them. And so
it goes. The hiisim ss i f imagc-mak.
ing is declining. In former rears the
pellets over-ran the country. Now
t.y s,.., g,, into the rural districts,
i -n w-jni,.r t ln-y make images. In
the spring they divide their time be
tween selling their wares and collect
ing cigar st mil is. Iu the summer I hey
ileal in i. c-i i eaui and tigs and cheap
fruit. When they die they are buried
in the Potter s I'nTd. and that is the
last of them. Their image
in the ash barrel and that i
of them. ''", lilu'ii I'n
The work of bleaching ivory for pi
ano tor s is so slow that at ( 'cut re brook,
Ct., itt which place they are made in
large quantities, pl.tinii sets are some
times on hand in the different stages
of the operation.
A lapenil of Ihe Hews.
l-.iiitli hml no ileus until 'i Iml'v 'In" I -
A tii - -I, litirl.-'-l Ii
I't-rpt it I lit
w iiK'- g"te "I P.ira
iin tinistupa H-itti-teit
.Sniiclit ihi-in wiih Iniitlefs gtie-p iiml home
Ami whim tlie igoi, tii-inl'ling little Imn I
Wiiiiii d in ri-iiehiiig Im th" lining thing',
ITiilteic-l iiml li.,e.l-likn thn ihooping
(it Nmih'-t .Imp, bpiiI mil lo nml tlm himl.
WT tne mi liin-l n-.-llii n inigi-N wept limn
For I h" sweet, fPiili'l h'l". ami -hPik ol
Ami nil their iiipoiI li-nis tin' pliri'. W'Ui'l
liiithi-ieil iu ilninty nip of iiinmihghl Iiiip,
'ioliinik on lull, in,' giHve-. in bIiowpih ol
--. V Mini, hi Iht fnnlmtnl.
PI NM.NT I'AKAIiKAPIIS.
(ilten on a strike A ball plarer.
A question of vmaeily. How much
can you eat ?
T in-linn h u who toinu-ilv 'Iii:oik-T "I ft iwpi
And III-!-' in I tie I tit it ail i-prin,
I him ekeiping nrnv, Hint ItiriH lift ih'inghta
To Im- ". if "i im. I di 'I Mill "I thing.
F.uqiliier Wind is the chief obje.--lion
to traveling in the si reel cars?
II i nsts iimncy.
An editor, in a knovvh-lging the
gilt of a peck of onions I mm a sub
s' riher, says: "It is such kindnesses as
the. e that bring tear, to our eyes."
W In'e ininv i.ii-ti hip unit I .-i ing,
Tin- Inn-, nil- lieleeh llilttel nig,
l ie II siidn Wlll.'l 'l xpllllll-li'lg.
Ami Htiipi l l imp mi- -.iiitti-inig,
"Is it hut l-ll-ill Jl I'll Villi?"
A well-known florist sarslha! llor
. Is wiH keep better vr nipped III il wet
new s a per than in any oilier wa.v.
This i , .mot In r arguuicu'. in tavm of
Man should alwn.rs be gracel ul,"
ars Dr. Armitage; and the ilnclor
vv ill please ri -e and i x plain Imw ii man
can be graceful when he stepson an
orange peel while carrying a bask't "f
The new rvc tern weather pr-'phr
is proud of his name straw, and thn
el for nf the Bo. loll W, who cvi
i. -ui l.v 1 1 ;i some faith in went her pro
phets, thinks he can tell which way
the wind will blow.
A harbor shop hit : -Is that about
the rigid length, sir?" asked the skill
ful barber as he finished cutting bis
customer's hair. "I like the sides and
back." was the response; 'Lu I wish
: rou would niiike it a little l inger on
! The windows of houses in the Phil
', ippilie isle -He made of pellucid or
i t. r shells, whii h admit light, but can
i n-! be seen through. II is not ex
! plained how the woman, who sit up
i till alter midnight to ascertain what
hour the b-iiu ol the vming lady oppi -i
site leaves, overcome- this diltieiilty.
! The Bitlin.s 1 1 1 1 1 I it tl. having over
I heard ...Hue one remark ill connect i(.n
I with Ihe I'.i Hi ii s evening party thill
I "Mr. spi iggius will hare his eve out.
for the nrsters," had ii cmi -dilution
whii h resulted in their stationing
, themselves, while I if If sh tnciils were
I I eiiig served, in good jmsit ions to sen
Mr. spriggius take out that important
Keligiims dialer of Itcgciirs.
There are tube met now iiml (hen in
Japan members of a religious order of
beggar-, know n as O P. iku San. They
aie dre-sed in ii fashion peculiar tu
their lialei nitv, wearing conical banc
biM. .-fa cnrci-ings for the head, of a
di, imiTi i siulit ieiit to allord a shadn
lor the shoulders. They lire in what
in.iv le termed nunneries. Whin
abroad t heir v ocat ion is soliciting alms
tol lhouse,,! limit- coiiiinuiiity. fen
i tallv thev are orphans or the children
of very poor parents, who are w illing
to be hTIcv cd of their care and main,
teiianec. One of the duties exacted by
their order is that they offer reveren
tial worship before every lelnplc or
shrine they may pass on their begging
expeditions. II is seldom that thev go
alone, there generally being two or
three together. These women have,
their heads shaved, as tlo the priests of
the Buddhist sects. There is another
fraternity of beggars known as Bikuni.
Widows ntily are eligible to enter this
body of mendicants. They have their
'leads shaved ami take a religious vow
never to marry again. The proceeds
of the appeals for alms made by both
of these boilics of mendicants iire de
posited w ith the heads of their respect
ive csiahli-hmi nt. Formerly it was
the custom of these beggars to havi;
1 r,'J-'"':"' routes which they individually
worked, and it was the habit nf the
generous, to ar old the bother of being
import lined, to place their gitls in a
baket. which was hung outside Ihe
house on regular slated fines, ami il it;
.aid the sum so placed wa considered
-ia- rcd from the touch of any other
than the particular mendicant for
whom it was intended.- -"'(( I'm win.