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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., i. C Al-IJIJST r., 1883.
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Trip l.i liMy.
Trp lijililh ove, IiciiI'Ih
Trip li,lHly iM i' ui'nit;;
V only make a grief double
By dwelling ii it lon.
Whr clasp woo 'a hand eo tightly f
Why sing o'er hlosaotui ileaii T
Why ilin informs unsightly T
Why not 8t-t It j y itmioad 7
Tup lightly ovt r mii iow,
Though ull I l:o way ho dark,
The fiiu tuny shine to inoi itiw
Ami Kiiily ii' iho I'll I.
nil hopes hnvu mil "lipailcd,
Though rosea limy have fl d,
Tten never lie ilown-licnili.l,
lim look t ar joy instead.
Dip liliily over kiiIiii 'm,
Slop not lo mil nl aoom.
Wp'vb pen i In toi-tiinj; of nlmhicp
till this tiilu ol till' tillllh;
WlnUt Mum inn nightly liininK,
Ami I lie hi'iivcii Ik ovim Ik iiiI,
Knoouniu not rf -f lining;
lint look for j'iy instead.
Sir Thomas Winston was ;i widower,
iiiul his present family consisted of two
1 1 ;i ii liters si ii i to win 'ic I m t ween eighteen
iinil thirty mid a sun. Thorn witc
several guests hi sides 111 VSI'lf at Win
tiin hull Capt. Seymour, ;t brother of
liicriif young Wiiitmi's, with a sus
pei ted desire of forming another fra
trrnal connection with him: "Paddy"
O'Brian, a sort of social Crichtnii, ami
others. (f tin- laiivr h dims, I n I
only mi nt i hi oiio, Aila Mart, for what
man of sound mind could notice any
oiher girl when she wa; in the roomy
Well, ('apt. Seymour, could do so, hut
then he vv;n infatuated and not of
sound mind suffering from younger
Mis.s Wiiiton on theliraiu.in fact. It
surprised me very niucli to see the
l':nTTif ul Alia sail into the drawing
loom before dinner on the evening of
my arrival. I had met her at a din
ner pari van I three halls; 1 had attend
ed her wit 'i grateful humility through
nut the whole 1. 1' a picnic, and her
image ruse before mer.itlicr more tlian
I could not remain long ly her side;
the room wa full of strangers, with
many of w Imm I had now to form ac
quaintance for the lirst time, even the
I, lilies ol the house being unknown to
me. I was eventually paired off with
a companion, and dinner was spoiled
by a perpetual dread of speaking with
levity ol things she reverenced.
The place I coveted at the side of
Ada I (art was Idled hy Paddy O'Brian.
who hitd a woi'derful and enviable
power id' showing politeness and ap
parent attention to the general com
pany while really attaching himself to
one selected individual.
Before the evening win over I felt
cei tain that I had hnehaneeuf "walk
ing over" for the prize, and also, that
.she wan worth winning; for Paddy
vv as not the man to court undowered
l enity. Indeed, ho could not altord
s.i romantic a proceeding.
When the ladies retired, most of the
nun repaired to the billiard room,
where cigars were provided, hut the
majority were tired and went tolled,
i ally, leaving O'Brian and myself to
niiihli a game.
"Well," said he, as soon as we were
alone, "I .suppose that you and I have
been asked down hero for the same
"Oh yes; the shooting, you mean," I
'Shooting! That's the polite way of
paying ns. Tliey want us to help them
with tin i r private theatricals."
(ill, they're going to get up private
theatricals, are they?"
"To he sure, or you would never
hae been asked to Winton hall, nor I
cither, faith! I got it out of Miss
"Who ill tell us what to do at inn t.
si cnery, dresses, and all tin) little de
tails?" said Miss Winton, when the
family took the stage fever badly last
summer. lont you know some one,
"I have it," cried Sir Thomas. "On
of my aciiiaintanees jj great on the
drama; at least lie talks of nothing
(Ise, and though not a Solomon, that
seems to tie his specialty."
"Hut is lie presentable ?" asked Julia
Winton "Seymour's girl, you know."
"Oh, yes," replied Sir Thomas; "lie
has paid up on his shares, ami lie as
pirates tits wi, and liu hits really very
line w hiskers!"
"Shut up, O'Brian!" said I. "Do not
foist off your owninipertenencies upon
the innocent. Ami what were yon
asked here for?"
"To act, of course. If it had not
boon for my success in Sir Lucius
OTrigger at Lady Sock's I might have
gone hang before ever I'd have been a
guest in this elegant establishment
Oh, there is no shirking the truth with
me, my boy; nolmdy (toes anything for
nothing in this world."
There was undoubtedly a sentiment
of truth i the bottom of this frothy
cynicism of O'Hrian's; for on the fol
lowing day the subject of private theat
licals was quietly broached in my pres
pm o by the Misses Winton.
My theatrical a tea had never as yet
led me to take a part In any perform
ance, and, indeed, of the ladies and
men forming the present company,
Ada Dart and O'Brian were the only
two who were not about to make their
lirst appearance upon any stage. Of
course, these experienced members
took a prominent h ad, besides til ing
necessarily drawn together in a con
tidential way which it was very un
pleasant for me to witness. Jealousy
and envy so stirred my bile that I w a.;
inclined to regret the good old days
duelling, when 1 might have pit k'd a
quarrel with my rival, and s-o bad a
chain oof removing him from my path.
But the way in which the odious
Irishman knoikcd over pheasants and
rabbits, and a particular snapshot,
liied from the hip, which was fatal to
a woodcock, forced me to own that
there was a deep trutfi in the ingen
ious assertion so constantly repciled
in newspaper-articles, that private
combat is a "cowardly practice."
The lit Id hall of Winton park
was to be our theater, and it wain;.
particular province to lake the best
advantage of the many natural facili
ties of the place; to arrange about the
.scenery; to tind out what wire the
proper dresses for the plays we were
to perform, i tc., and Ada hart, being
the only person wluw nisei wasol
real service in case of a iliiliculty, I
was perpetually obliged to appeal to
her. Dangerously intoxicating were
those conferences, which, I confess, I
prolonged needlessly; indeed, I Used
sometimes tu gel up a vexatious oppo
sition to her wishei in order to give
our discussion a iiialriimml.il llavor.
The plays selected were "The liclle
of Penance," followe I by the farce
of "lives and Nose," and the distribu
tion of parts was a work for .lob ami
Solomon, most of the company at first
declaring their u'.ter inability to take
i the simplest characters, ami coming
round gradually to demanding the
principal roles. At our first general
meeting it really seemed doubtful
whether it would be poible to cat
the mildest and lightest of piece:,
tint at the end of a fortnight if
"Othello" could have 1 II revviilt' ti
with three Moors, four liesdeiiioiias
i and two bigos. our lilt lc company "had
stomach for them all."
I was cast for Fortosoue, which w as
too prominent a part for my t.iste; for
beside that, on principle, I very much
prefer that other people should amiis"
me to reversing that proceeding: I
billed having so much to learn by
In a little time m;.(ter.s began to
run smoothlv and we had our lirst re-
I hearsal. By recalling to mind the dif-
i ferent, actors I had seen in my part,
j and endeavoring to imitate them, I
! succeeded bctWr tli;ai I ha! aiitn-pa-j
: ted, and gained considerable applause.
; "But," said n' Brian, "you mii -t shave,
' you know. The idea of I'ortescue
"with those whiskers is too absurd."
i Now. my w hiskers were black, pen-
datit, silky, and ha I cost mean inlinity
i of trouble. It had taken live years of
! constant care and scientific (raiuingto
i bring them to their present state of
perfection. Any one w ithout experi
ence in the matter would scarcely
credit the amount of time ami labor,
not to mention the mere money, that
I had expended upon them. I.ittlesoft
brushes, delicate combs, bottles of a
peculiar oil, more delicate than is ever
used for the head, were appropriated
to their service. W hen I visited my
hair-eutter that artist would deliber
ate for at least live minutes before he
could come to a definite conclusion
upon the important point whether he
should take the "bends" off. When I
took my walks abroad and the. breeze
fluttered them over my shoulders,
scornful indeed Was the beauty whose
eyes did not light up with admiration
as she passed. Kven envious men were
unable to withhold their tribute of
"Ohecvers, my boy,'' observed Biv
crs, who has spent his own fortune
and is looking out for a w ife, "my
figure is twenty thousand, but, by gad,
if I had your face hair, I'd make it
You may judge my feelings, then,
when it was seriously proposed that I
should shave. 1 repudiated the notion
with a shuddering earnestness which
seemed to amuse some of the company,
and they al! set to work to argue me
out of my objection to the sacrilice.
"They will grow again," said one
"I am sure Mr. Cheevor'sface would
look better without them," added the
"Yes; there is a particularly fine
contour, which is completely hidden
at present," said O'Brian.
How do you know that, Paddy?"
"Contour or not," said I, lirnily. "if
you cannot put up with a w hiskered
I'ortescue, some one else must take
the part." Aral to that resolution I
stuck in spite ot flattery, persuasion
and satire for three days. And I got
it hot, too, at times.
First one and then another male
visitor was tried in my part, and found
On the fourth morning after break
fast, Ada Mart expressed a wish to
learn how to play at billiards. O'Brien
was not, in the room, and I seized the
opportunity of oll'ering my services,
which were accepted.
"I am so sorry, Mr. Chcevers," -iid
she, "that you cannot take the i: t of
I'oi'icsi'iie. You must lining' with
Mr. o" Brian: that is the only way in
whii h we a 1 1 manage it. and even
that will spoil the play."
"Is it iiiite nece-sary that Foiteseue
hoiild be whiskcrliss?" I asked
"Why, judge for joiii'sHf: how
would a powdered wig look with
them? 'flic worst of it is," . In' added,
'that when I uii'lcr'o.ik the the part
of M. in, i it vvaivvith the .-aippn -it ion
thai ymi would be I in e:;i lie," and ..he
Tlio .0 who are una' pi ii t it i v. ith
'I'll" Belle of Pcliiltlce" must be told
that Furies i; the lover of Maria.
j and several hall romping, h.ill'-lov ing
.scene; are enacted between them.
"IMyniir nw-own b h-b-ball in the
j cxa t center, and rather high," I siatn-
nici'ed, "and you you would not like
i ( I'l'.ri that is, any other fellow to
to to tal.e that part, in fact."
"I declare I won't answer you!" she
(cried, "i if colli'..1, I know yon. and
I never ..aw nest of the others before,
j and sin h ihing ; makeall the difference,
Voll klloW. To be ki.-seil, CVCI1 ill
I iMilke-beheV e, by a man one has seen
I for the Ml ;! lime a Week before, makes
one feel nervous. But there!" ( At
this point I went down mi one knee, i
I "liet up; there's some one coining !"
I It wa. Miss Wiiil"!i and Captain
I Seymour, who came just in time to
jpievciit a formal offer. I went off to
j my beilroiini. locked the door, opened
my dri ssuig-ca.-c. took out scissors and
i raor, aid linished the dreadful task.
! On my way downstairs, 1 met sir
j Thomas, vv ho Mopped, stared, and asked
f my name. lie did not recognize me.
, Young Winton. who wasalwavs late.
' wa. breakfast ing when I entered the
iiioriiing-rooiii. lie dropped a cup of
hot colt vcr his knees, and nearly
choked. Leaving biin in his misery, I
encountered a vuiing lady visitor, who
; crammed her pocket-handkerchief in
her month and lied. But it Would be
! tedious to recount the e fleet I pro
' ilin ed upon fitch individual member
of the household. All, even the faith
J less Ada, laughed at my appearance,
I except O'Biian. who looked upon my
j tranfnriiiat ion from a purely dra
I mat it- point of view. Others were di
; ided as to whether I most resembled
a pirn kcl fowl or a r -ntly shorn
sheep, but the writable amateur said:
j Mire, he will make an elegant For
! test-lie,'" and stuck to that view of
the iiiestion. The company soon got
1 used to the alteration, and the dra
matic business now went as smoothly
as it hand passed over my cheeks. I
had tin- intoxicating privilege, the tan
talizing element in which was tem
pered by hope, of making second -hand
love to A'la in daily rehearsals, till at
hist the day of positive performance
' We all knew our parts, but whether
We acted theln well or Hot it is difficult
, to judge; our audience was bound in
common politeness to be pleased, and
the Mattering upplause and profuse
congratulations we received cannot be
, counted for much. At any rate, every
' body seemed delighted, and the whole
' affair was voted it success.
I On the morning following the per
' formance, I awoke early with a firm
; determination to turn mimic court
j ship into earnest, and force a plain
I yes or no from her that very day. To
' lie in bed w ith such a prickle in the
i pillow was iiiite impossible, so I got
np, dressed and went for a walk. On
: passing through the garden on my
way back to break last, I became aware
j that some one else was also in high
i spirits, for a well-known voice behind
i tin- shruhberry was singing ' The Pigs
' in the Morning," and on turning the
corner of a path which brought me
into :i little open dell, I came upon
O'Brian, with his hat stuck on the
back of his head, executing a ins mill
to ;i vocal accompaniment.
Ah !"he cried, on seeing me, "sure
you have caught me making a fool of
myself. But it is a good thing my
mother's only son has done for me this
morning. Congratulate me, my boy!"
"Certainly," said I. feeling a little
sickly. " What on ?"
1 am going to be married to the
prettiest little angel that ever wore
j boots, and has a nice little sum all at
her own disposition into the bargain.
It was too true; he had stolen a
march upon me. 1 left Winton two
j hours afterward.
At present my whiskers are in the
I bla- king-brush stage.
M, Schlumberger recommends that a
bottle of ammonia should be placed in
each barrel of petroleum. On ignition,
by accident or otherwise, the bottle
would break anil the ainmoniacal vapors
would at once extinguish the fire.
Mr. Pietra Santa proposes to apply this
method to collieries liable to lire-damp.
Tanks filled with ammonia, would, it
is said, stop the combust ion, as it could
not continue in an ainmoniacal alnec
phere. How do earth-win ms increase (In
fertility of the soil? is a 'pic-timi
which may well be asked, since it is
plain that these creatures can add no
new material to the soil. Ilci r lien -en
has answed by provingthat the worms
greatly ind plant-growth by makii.g
burrows through whit It the delicate
roots reach the inoj .t subsoil. They
also draw into their burrow .i vegeta
ble matter from the surface i where its
b itilizing ingredients would be wasted i
hasten its decomposition anddisthhutc
it through the various layers of the
Beddes the con piciious displays of
aurora borealis so freipicnt in An tic
regions, several observers have reported
the presenceat times of a peculiar dif
fused light after the t ital disappear
ance of daylight. The phenomenon
was witnessed last winter by Prof.
I.enistroiii from his observatory in
Lapland. He describes it as a ph".;
phorcsccnt shine or diffused luininosit v ,
of ii yellowish white colijr.rciidi ring the
night as light as win n the moon hiii"s
through a thick hazy air. He is dis
posed to believe thai the appearance
has an auroral nature, ami that il is
present in Northern Lapland during
iiio.il w inter nights.
Mr. (ioeian Melaunay ha. just coin
muiiicatcil an interesting paper to the
French Anthropological society, in
which he seeks to establish that right
handedness is not an iicipiired habit,
but. is :i natural attribute, characteris
tic of the superior races. Savage
tribes, he states, and communities in
an inferior slate of civilization, show
a much larger proportion of left
liaiidednes.s than highly-t iv ilized peo
ple do. Idiots and epileptics offer il
very large percentage of left-handed
individuals, and there are more left
hauded women than men. His gener
al conclusion is Ihiit in the evolution
of the species there has been a steady
tendency to the development, of the
right side of the body at the expense
of the other, iind that the examples
of left -handedness still to be met with
in the superior race arc mere -survivals."
Prince anil Princess of Wales.
The Loudon correspondent of the
New York fmiiiiH having seen
the Prince and Prim c.ss of Wales at
the opera, draws this picture of the
royal pair: The Prince of Wales,
who was looking uncommonly well,
studied his libretto with his usual dili
gence. 1 have remarked this fact,
that 'the royalty scarcely take their
eyes Irom their books. The prince has
probably seen 'Lohengrin' lifly times.
I will venture to say that, during its
many evenings bo has held a libretto
in his hiuols from tue commencement
almost to the close of the perform
ance. The Princess of Wales, by the
way, usually -in fad. always does
the same. How nun h she is loved by
everybody. Her eldest son sat beside
tier, and she looked voiing enough to
be his sister. She was dressed in a
dinner gown of pale blue silk, high in
the back, and trimmed with magnifi
cent Yalencionnes he e. Her hair was
dressed high, and sev er al diamond or
naments glittered among her tresses.
She is to my mind the most distin
guished and lovely woman in Knglaml.
Her lace is sweet beyond words, but
very sad. I have never seen her smile
more than good breeding would sug
gest. Is it etiquette or melancholy
which imposes such quietness upon
the features of so charming a woman?
I have often wondered."
Catching a Prairie Beg.
1 was assured thai 1 might as well
try to dip the creek dry, as each dog
hail a passage from his residence to the
level of the creek, that all the water
' that could be emptied m would not
, raise an inch above the river bed. I
didn't take much stock in this water
' passage idea, however, so, after secur
ing ii box for the game and half a
doen water buckets, I took three or
four men and ran the engine up to the
water tank, 11 lied up the engine lank.
. and then ran down to call on the deni
zens of prairie dog park. The old
pioneer was at his post as usual, but
' disappeared like a Mash when the en
gine stopped opposite his door. I dis
; connect oil the hose on the engine tank,
: and the bucket brigade went at it live
I ly. Dozens of buckets of water were
'used, iind the tank was getting low,
' "vhen at last the hole was tilled to the
mouth, and khortly the old fellow put
his noso out for a little fresh air. He
was put in the box, ami in less than
an hour he had a dozen more to keep
him company. American i'vl'l.
Why Cochineal ami ( Hrinino are so
The Irouinon:' r, of London, explains
why the beautiful cochineal and car
mine colors iire so expensive. It says :
One of the best, iind most powerful
animal tlyes u-i-il in the arts and man
ufactures is the body of the female,
cochineal insect, dried. This iu.-od
exists oil il species of cad us, and w hen
alive is al I the size of a liidv bird, or
perhaps ;i trille smaller. B is wimr
les.i. rather loug. e jiially bl ad all over,
and i.. marked behind with tleep iuci
.h'lu and wrinkle.. It has : ix bet,
which, curiously enough, are only of
use directly after birth, and secures
itsejf to the plant by lin aniol a trunk
whii h is found between the fore In t.
and derive its nouri diincnt from the
sap. The male cochineal i.. like the
female only during the larva period.
H i hiiiigcs into ihiy.salis. and even
tually appears a ; I' d Mies. The fem.ilo
deposits some thousands of eggs,
which ..he protect ; under her body un
til they are hatched, and mi the ap
pi iii iince of the young mies th" parent
dies. While the young are in Heir
larva state tin ir sex i aunot be deter
mined. They lose their skins several
times, and while the lilu ile tics her
self on the pi mt. the ma!", alter gt t
ting over the pupa tale, i. winynl.
Two or three mouths is the extent of
the life of thc.e hlth- insects. They
are gathered before they lay t ggs, ami
are then rich in coloring matter.
Carmine is prepared from the cochi
neal inse t, the Kv ;,, whii h is
collected by brushing the branches of
the cadus vv ith the tail ol a .sipuricl or
other animal; I his is cry tedious work.
They are killed by immersing them in
boiling wilier, and this has to be done
al once or they would lav their eggs,
ami thereby lose much of their value.
There are many pro ivis fir prepar
ing t he i armitie. The French process
may be tid.eu a' an ixample: one
pound of Ihe povviliicd cochineal in
sects is boiled for lit t i-fti minutes in
three gallons uf water: one ounce of
cream of tartar is then added, and the
boiling i oiitiiiucd ten minutes longer ;
then one ounce and a half of powdered
. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 is throw n in. iind the boiling con
tinued for two minutes longer. The
liipii.1. is then pound off. and set aside
'or the carmine to settle down. In
other processes, carbonate of soda or
potash is used.
Popular expressions are ottcn very
significant. ' I saw three doon lights
of nil colors," or seine similar expres
sion, may freipiciitly be heard I nun
persons wlni have received violent
blow s on the head or face, rii.h r the
iliMiteuee of shocks of this kind, the eye
really seems to see inlinil.' numbers of
sparks. Shocks of a certain class iiti
pressed upon the nervous sVslcm seem
to have the faculty of producing phe
nomena of light. This remark has
been suggested by the fads whit h we
are about to relate, which had us to
suppose that sonorous vibrations arc
susceptible in certain casi s "I provok
ing luminous sensations. There are,
in fad, persons who in ndowed with
such sensibility that th"v cannot hear
l sound without at the same tune per
ceiving colors. Fat h sound to them
has its peculiar color; this word eorics
pnnds with rid. iind that one with
green, one note is blue, and another is
yellow. This phenomenon, "Color
hcaring," its the Fnglish i all it. has
becll hitherto little observed.
Dr. NussbautiuT, of Yienna, appears
to have been the first person who took
si riousiiotice of il. W lul" still a hit. I.
w hen playing one day with his brot her.
striking a lork against a glass to hear
the ringing, ho discovered that he saw
colors at the same time that he per
ceived the sound; and so well did he
discern the color that, w hen he stopped
his cars, he could div ine by it how loud
a sound the fork had produced. His
brother also bail similar experiences.
Dr. Nussbaiiincr was afterward able to
ildd to his own observations nearly
iiletitic.il ones made by a medical st u
dent in Zurich. To this young man.
musical notes were translated by cer
tain lixeil colors. The high Holes in
duced clear colors, and the low notes
dull ones. More recently. M. Petlioiio.
an ophthalmologist of Nantes, has ob
served the same peculiarities in one of
his friends. - I'nmtir K' h ii-i Miithhi
A man asked lor admission to a
show for half-price, as he had but one
eye. But the manager told him il
woulil take him tw;ce as l"iig to see
the show as it, would anybody else,
ami charged him double.
There are only live stales in which no
beer is brow'cd Arkansas, Florida.
Maine, Mississippi and Vermont. Last
year Alabama produced only eight
barrels anil NoTth Carolina thirty-one.
Curiosities or Statistic.
Let us ob-erve what our farms iind
f'ili,,,.r -ir,. n,.,,e.H- . ,r, .. 1 1 1, i I. ,r I . ,r
' ,, " , . 'Jlie si., wits .fill I :ill I lie ilni'l vois Urns
every man, woman and child ol the j,,. ,.,.,,,,. ,,,,.,, (, , ..,., a. c l
country's populat ion. The year 1 s" ni-h s.('iii;
produced for each person thirty bushels Hi inicM,n,i ,,i i t l the ii n ti n'si -nn
of corn, nine bllshels of wheat, eight 'the fond win luoii-lit. lie nil Willi Ihanklul
bushels of oats, one bushel of I illiev, , , ,
, p , ii,' . . Jlut cinki! no unite, nor l.ownt ho townnl the
Iwii-hlths of :i bushel ol rvc, one tenth , 1
iifa bide of cot ton, three poiintls of wool. gi(U,.(jh).,,r(,, ,1(.ro flolll (Imk , niu,r,
two-thirds of a ton of hay, half a pound
of ho is, two pounds of rice, ten pounds
of lob in n. three and a half bushels of
Irish potatoes, and hall a bushel ol
Of animals there was one hog for
every pel son, one horse for every liv e
persons, one mule f,,r everv twenty-i
eight per,,... mild, cow lor even- .
foiu persons, and t wo she, , for every
Ih roe person... There were lilteeii ami
" hi,lr 1 ",; "f '",,"r il,,i,,f
pound ..I cheese made ,.r i ;r h person.
and the cows averaged sixty two and a
hiill pounds of luitter each lor the year.
Although our farm product . seem im
men .0 in amount it is an a t"iiishing
fact that if every a' roof Illinois was
devoted to wheal for mie year, and the
average iel'l should be the moderate
amount ol lilteeii bilsln I s to t he a re.
Hie flop Would exceed ill illliolllll til"
entire win . it crop ..f t he i on ut ry for
the la .1 y. ir 1 1 th" tat" ol M' .."iiri
wa; vvhollv planted with torn, ami
should give a ni"'ci,ile yield of 1 r 1
I'll .he) i to the at re. th" aggieeate
Would e'pial the ' -lit ii t "i u ' rop of
l lit i v I' i- Hi" wai I . . The
' date of Kan-a; al"iie tan laisebeel
j enough to fi i d tin pre . i nl population
I the country. When we have ten
'limes the prc.ent p.'pul.ii imi, and
j when all our lands arc a v, i II cult iv at
ed a; the valley of the ih , I In aggro
gates of the farm il"du. Is will I"' ex
' pressed III liglire . dilthult t tlpl "-
! heiiil. Agriculture is I ming lieiu-
i'lry, and husbandry is becoming
, mechanics, '"that on" g I man to
lay can do a - much work upon a farm
i a lour im n did titty wars ago.
Facial liaiacterist jo.
In the practice of the ail l palm
isi! sonic I, now Ic.lg. . 'l phvsiogiiouiy
i""l .oc.il advanlage; indeed, Ihe two
si icticcs go hand in hand, one supple
ment ing the other. Thi. is why the
hrewd gv p-y lor! ii't" teller scans the
lace atmo-t more i lo.eU l ii.in the hand
of her pat r- hi.
And lirst of all. the soul dwells in
II vi';. and the ability to umlcrsl ami
its language is inborn with most
people w ii hunt having to si inly it ; but
a few vv ords in regard to it may not !
b.' ami . Yen ipiid eyes that impress
and i uibai r iss mi" with their great j
repose xiguily sell command, bill also I
gnat i omnia' t in v and tone, -it. lives I
I that rove tilt Ii. r and thither while
i then-imsscs .or sneak denote :i tlei eit :
i Ink designing mm. I. live, in which ! malignant expression of jealous v igi
; the while has a wl!..wish tinge, and is : Ian. e vvhi.h is woin by an oh I lien
: streak, il with reddish veins th -nolo : si u lioicly -alt mg on a bioken t utuhler
i strong passions. Very blue eves be I il : id t wo door-knobs,
(spi.ik :i mind indued to co.pietrv. t.,.,isier in u hotel was tolling oi
gray eyes signify intelligent e; green i -h. n,,. mauv sc. timis of the country that
falsehood .ill I a liking for scaild.il; : . h id visited. A fellow ill his el
, hhn k eyes, a p.is-iou.ite, lively temper- ; hoy. asked. " Have you ever I u in
'anient; and brown, a kind, happy tlis- j Algebra?" -oh. yes," said the boaster.
Of the nose A Woman nose denotes ,
an enterprising, hit -incss-like char
acter; a long nose i. a sign of g ;
soiisc; a perfectly straight nose imli
I ilies il noble soul, unless the t yes t on
tlildid it; ;i lie.' ret relisse signilies a
spirit of mist hit f, wit iind dash; a
large li"se generally indicatis good
mind and heart; a very small hose,
good nature bill l,n k of t in rgy.
Thick lips indicate either great
genius or great stupidity, very thin 1
lips i ruclty and lalseh I, particularly
II tiny ale habitually compressed.
Dimples in the heck signify roguery. '
ill tho chin, love iind co.iictry. A lean
face is a indication ol intelligence; a (
fat face shows a person inclined In j
Irascibility is accompanied by an
erect j instil re open nostrils, moist
temples, displaying superficial veins,
which stand out and throb under the
least cxciii incut, large uueipi.il, ill
ranged eyes, and oipui! use of both
A gootl genius may be expected from
i n i 1 1 I If slat lie. blue or gray eyes, large
prominent forehead, with temples a
little hollow, ii fixed, attractive look
I iind habitual in. lm.it imi of t he head.
I - !!! r. tin. ,,.
! The Young Man Was Cold.
liood morning, .lohn," said one of
Ihe leading pastors in Scranton. Penn.,
ut ii young friend whom he met oa the
street the first warm day ol ll.e season,
I low tines vniir father stand the
! heat?". The vonng man made no re- I
! plv. but went his wav with a clouded ''' I stabliHli.il in the province of
Ibrow. And when the gotal pastor i 0nlario- """ "'
learned that the voung man's father : Kingston, ami the Toronto ;l,U, say
j had died milv a wec. before he under- th:lt lhis l,'slHTl w"""" " ''. ""'
j stood why 'his cordial greeting was : Cr,,vin' " wi ' ,,r,,, r "" " '
met vi coltllv.
AN I V s I I ; S II. I.
An ii'l mail catni' life t" -V'i. 'linn's '' -
Tim bounteous tiihlo si'imihmI a niyid fv-l.
lint ere his hiui'l had touchod Uia tempting
Tho riitriiuch rose, nud leaning on hin rod,
"Stranger," he enid, "dost thou not bow in
Mont thou not I'eni, dont thou not worship,
Ood ? '
,Ie "J'1 Jho mr"n "
Tllo" lm(t ,I1V litv. Go! Mt DOt ny
Another ciuo thm wild and tearful nlcht.
fim.0 KlniU In(,,. ,, ,lttlker Krcw lha
Rut all tho tenl was filled wilh wondronl
And Abraham knew tho Ind hi Cod wat
ow hem is lliu! ned man?'' the Proaenca
"'Jlinl linked Im (.heller horn the driving blast?
Who nudn thee liia.stei ol thy Master's bread?
What right lmd-,1 thou lh wanderer forth to
t axl ?"
'''orpTo mo. l.'ii'l," tli Patriarch answei
With downtiu-t look, Willi li.vul and Irom
"Ah, me! the stntiiei milil wilb tue have
ISut, nil my tfj'l, he would not wor.-liipThee."
" I'm liKi ne him Ions,' (io'l aid, "and
I w ail ;
foul 's' I hou not Indue him one nihl in thy
fl W,;rt' b in ., llmiin'i Mn.jaztnf.
Ih .its all the t lamp.
A tailor's goose -the dude.
The gunner's style of hair -Bangs.
( The lawyer's u -ual garment Long
When a man loses his temper he iil
j wa.vs gels another that is much worse.
Teacher: Can oii tell ni" whit h is
the oi::i'iorv organ?'" Pupil frankly
iti-'.wi's, V", sir." Teacher: " Cor
I i ci t. ' Pupil goes off in ;i brown study.
Mis, rM it Ii Thomas in piires at the
lop .if a poo.n. " Where Are tin-Springs
I of Long Ag"?" No one can be ipiite
: certain, but it is possible that thev
were put ;u the garret with the hcad-
board and mat I l ess.
( An ob-crv ing pcile-trian has made
'the startling disc'vcrv that the 1'cil
( sun why women cannot succeed as well
I as man in walks of life, is because
when she is on the walks one hand is
j usually t iiipl"vcl in holding up her
I v on the "old watch-dog of the
j treasury." with the nation's millions
behind him. could let assume
I passed through thereon the top ot
a stagecoach about a year ag"."
A pi-mid liithor has been ipiestioii
mg his -mi, whii hits just returned
lioni nn expensive si hool. and says
th" boy answers lour .picstioiis out of
live eotre.ily in oviry branch of his
studies. To four ipiestions out ot th"
live the boy says, I don't know,"
ami i hi answer is al w ays the true one.
In n he hazards any other it is apt
to be w long
Piiwi'i' of llahit.
I he power of habit, so-called second
-lav' - ,
is vv ell din .! rated in our every
oings. It grows so strong and
i l.ngs to ii . so hke the ivy ill its tenac
ity that it "It 1 1 coincs ;i ruling passion
sti'-ng in death. It is well illustrated
by a little incident that occurred last
Sundav in one of our lcailingchiirches.
Our telephone exchange is very elli
i it nt ly presided over by young ladies,
one of vv horn w as the innocent cause
of the mirth al thechiirch referred to
in our remarks above. In her daily
toil she shouts "Hello'." "Hello!" from
the moment her duties begin until the
close. On last Sabbath she nodded a;
et u Homer ditl when the preaching
wiis long. She was suddenly awaken
ed by the silvery tinkling of bells, and
raising up in her seat, and placing her
prayer book to her ear as she would
an ar-i'holie, she si ted "Hello'
hello! Cent ral ollice." The scene can
better be imagined than described,
; l!niiiiiit:t"ii .';.
Two medical seh nds for women iir-1
' are in trie maucr oi uigner oilm an w
'. try i
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tSl.iminl .Will 1 1