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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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PITTSliOiar, CHATHAM CO., N. C. SKIM KMHKU 0, im.
fi-i ut,.-) iiK.'rti-i'.'iiicat )l-r;i! roi triic'n will
Ah, litant whrol, the noiay brook il dry,
Ami quint hour glide by
In this deep valu, here once the irnirry aticam
Sung on through gloom and gleam;
Only ti u ilovo in goum leul-nlunlcd neat
Murmur of rest.
Ah, weary voyager, die closing tiny
Sl inoa uu Unit trumiiiil bey,
Where thy aoiiii-tcuten soul ha longed to lie;
WiM hluut iiml Hilary aea
Touch nut this Cuvou-il shore, by summer Mot,
A I omo of lent.
Ah, fevered hi'Hrt, the gins isgr.en nml drop
Where thou ait I nil asleep;
tvinMil by unit n iml.-, 1111.I wc-hi-.l liy gentli-hIi'ivvi-ui,
Tho.i hii.M thy cum n ol (1 mil-;
Pool heart, tiMi limy in (li- iiihI well 1 op in t
Juki- now thy n-st.
I, too, ii''!t-xfil ith suite ii eoi il mul ill,
Imi; to hi! wile an I -ti-l ;
Kvil is ie cut with mi- trhi!. I rav
Hint (JiiOll 111:1 v win the il IV.
tiirnt liivi-r, grunt !iie thy Uvt gilt nti'11'o-a,
'I hy giit c n m '
Sirah I'oii : i
A CHANGE IN FORTUNE,
Timothy Klooin. salesman in Mr.
'rabhe's big retail dry nl ; .-t ' !. was
stealthily eat ing his lunch in ;i dusty
corner amongst H'tnif ciiiity parking
boxes. Jt was nut a very good lunch,
and warm as the il.iy was. Iiu hail hut
one glais of ice-water with it.
A very iniM, pleasant-looking vming
fellow was Tiiiiulliy Klooin, with ryes
1 i Iv a pretty fill's and fair liair parted
down the middle; I n1 lie vva ra'her
doleful at. this moment, for Crabbe.
w ninr. bail just I ecu ahu.-ing him for
permitting a la ly who was nut t-i bo
suited by tinirtal salesman to fret nil
without Inlying anything;, ami hail like
wist informed him tli.il ho hail been
livo seconds late that meaning ami
would in ciin-.t'.iietirii "he deducted an
eighth" mi Saturday i-nitiir.
That ii:i nut pleasant, ami Mr.
rabhe's tiiatiner was tint pleasant, ami
the ili'.My i orner ami the stale sa.'iil
w ifh were not pleasant. Anil who ran
wonder that pmir Timothy lilnntn Inuk
ine; mi at a row 'if tloi'orate l cnisi t
I'fixis alin e his heiiil, ami taking his
iiha from thv ineil infant pirtnrnl
upon tliein, rcm.irkeil tmiler his hp ath:
"I wish I was a i licrnli."
At this nioMK'nt, eM'ii ;is the ' -)
fluttered up to tlieeoim t hoses, a liltle
I uy, ahoiit tliree feet hiirh. hcarinj; n
his l osoin a hade witli the i ihu inoiis
niiiiiher 11S'., eaine aroiind tlio rorm r,
ami lixnl his iathetie ees on Mr.
Illooin's glass of water.
"I say, Mr. lilooln," he w liisperi d.
athetically, 'won't yon gif iih- ;'n-t a
I'lontlifnl of th;it Witter? Mr. 'ral il
says its cashes ain't to have no drinks,
and I'm c hokin'."
Mr. Jiloont .lulled pitifully at the
ehild, a f rlorn w idow's hread winner,
and said li'ildly as hp held out the
' Mere, .lohitny. take hall. I"d let you
have it all if we were not limited to
one glass i tirsi h es."
"(iiiess w:iti r's got! in' dear," said
.lohnny, eagerly swallow in-j tlie share
itllowed of the nulling draoght, hut
fierupiiloiisly uu el id net t" eve I the
Thank'ee. You're a hriek. Mr.
Ihiiups hit nit; a lii k when I asked him.
MtTi', hac the ( veiling paper. A cus
tomer left it on the desk. Sae it for
ine to take to niiir when I go home to
night, she likes to read the murders,
them tilings "
"Cash JlsO!" sliriiked a fem;ile
voice. "I'a.-h! fa.-h!"
"It's Miss rriiigh'. I must go," w his
pt red Johnny. ind sped aw ay in terror.
There, were ten cash hoys in the
store, and they had hern nimiliereil
high to sound well.
Mr. lilooni peered at mind the corner
;il the clock, saw he had ten minutes
more to himself, aid opened the paper.
The first thing his eye lighted upon
was the advertisement of a line coun
try seat for sale, and ho read it
through the ijescript ion of tin; stithies,
hams, halli-tuhs, conservatory, veran
da, lawn and kitchen gardens; the
well, the tiled hall and frescoed ceil
ings, as though he intended to Imy it
for himself that afternoon.
Then he cast his tyes upon an ac
count of how Mr. Mullen'liail beaten
Mrs. Mullen, and had heen arrested
for so doing; and then he found him
self reading a paragraph to the effect
that the heirs of Timothy I 'doom, of
Lancaster, r'ngland. if living, might
hear something to their advantage hy
applying to Jones & Johnson,
"My name," thought Mr. Klnom at
first. Then, with a start, ho renietu
ht red that ho had heard that his
grandfather was named Timothy. Cer
tainly, he came from Lancaster, Kng
1,'ind. His father, lavid lllooiu, had
heen an only sen. lie was tin only son
himself. Well, thin, he was Timothy
I'doom's heir, if it should prove that
the Timothy Ithiom mentioned was
really his grandfather's name.
"Kut, oh pshaw!" s;iid Mr. Itloom,
"This sort of thing couldn't happen to J
me. It's Borne other Timothy, not
poor old grandfather." And he copied
tho address of Jones & Johnson into
his pocket hook and went hack to his
counter quite calmly, though he wrote
to Jones A Johnson that night.
However, wonders will never rcae.
When Tim Pdoom, the nieel.e t of all
young tiieti. went homo th.it .Nit unlay
evening with a "deducted" salary ami
a scolding, lie found Mr. Johnson hiin-
....if . i. i ,
sen mi i iu noaniing- House parlor, ami i
an examination ol Hie t.'i iii, :.l.,. in :
his possesion, ami ,, , , , rt.iiu luindl- '
of ellow letters that Mr. Mooin hud
iiioi o than i n e di eidi d to htirn, hut
had fortiiuateh p.in d. settled tliem:it
er Half a niillinn of inon-y had
come to him in the reauhir ei.iuse o j
tiiititi", and he w;n rn her, no; on! :
than Mr r e. hid ( m any of his !
most l,'hion:il.,. , us'nm-rs. '
It Wit, a Wotiderl d itiirprilse tol ittle j
Tim Ulooiii, ioid he x .i i lygr tsped the
id.'.l ill lir-t. Kvi II .I'll r he h i I (,,M
hi ; hiel i o!ilid,i!i1. his 1. iiidl.nl ': prel i
ty gr,uiilil:iiirhl -r. Mihit d el Whit.-, a 1
pivllv. pink i In ek-l, cap.i' le dioes- I. i
r:i!l'-. Hetty ,,- .! ,. ;.. ,.ny , i,
s i tar as think ol a p iir of patent ;
leal her lioots and a diamond tr.i:ii '
Hetty waked him to ;i full M idi a
Hon of hi changed condition by say
ing, rather serioit ly. and In.. I. ing aw ay
"(f course, grandma's won't suit
yon any longer, Mr. i, nid vou'll
have to gn ba-k to Ciiible .v, Co.';
I tuer thought of il;
Kv o urge!
so - ,an I. said Tim Klootn. -No
more counter lumping for me; and if
Mrs. White will h t hire Hie hack
parlor, I'll tiike that. Coaway. Not .
N"! yet; it's to,, ::.M.i."s;dd Hetty to
herself; "hut he'll go as Soon ;is In
"Lit me congratulate you, my dc;tr
Mr. Kl-Miio. "said Mr. I'rabbe, bowing,
it-; he parted from the departing clerk,
its he did to i arriago eu -turners at the
very slop- door. "I always felt a su
periority in youocr the other young
men. I;;i d to my daughter licliuda
the other day : -H it w ere n ( for giv
ing oi:cii c to oil . , : ..h..tji. ;i J, r.
i.io 'in t i our i i 1 i v- lire: s. Vome
thing of tin- pi tin e in ili.giii.c al'nul
him. hut iiu einploM-r has hi-: duties.
Thi-y sometimes make his heart in bo,
but he in 1 1 t perform them.' "
Mr. Klooin remembered the placard
oxer Hie water cooler; "l a-hcs not d
low cd drinks;" "a rash who drinks de
duet, d one half." and thought that il
Mr. Crahl-e really h id a heart thin
l'lllst I e true.
Ton Klooin was a rich iiciik but h"
had no rii It friends as xet. Th- tlei ks
ill Crahl e ,v Co.'s had been ahvay.,
ilUiil'liIillg il nong them, elves, and he
had not known one in priviil.-.
The hoarders were ie-t ".-o. i.il le."
I b- I I'tilteil them to ice i ream sevelid
tones, and took Heliy Idle to a con
c erl or I wo.
Me imj'fo-.el hi;i mind in lioi.uic. 1
and iiiuseuius, an I ct up a l-nokca e
of his own, into which he put a miser
l.iti' ous iinsoi tiiieid ol v opiums. When ;
one day he received a perl iiiiied eiivtl- '
ope, inviting him to a lawn t--tiiiis p.u--tluit
Mr. liibbe's cuiint ry si-iit, he ii It i
that the dissip;it ions ol the wealthy ;
had just begun for him. He accepted :
il, of course, and went attired in pi r- i
feet style, and looking very well in- j
deed. ' ' j
He returned bewildered. Miss i
l rahee was very handsome. Hie play
ed and (Ming and dam ed an I w as "styl
ish." Hie had set her cap lor him, aid
Mr. Crabhc yes. actually Mr. Ciabbe
had plainly allowed him to ;,ee that
he would give his cen.icnt to the
"Two months ago he i .died me a st li
pid idiot. Two months ago he siinhhe I
me w henever he sp ike to me," thought
Tim Kloom. "Yes, this is the old story;
evciyhody. everybody, even old
Mis. White llattei'iug a'tid cringing for
in v money. I wonder whether Hetty
is the same." And in the seclusion of
his own apartment poor Tim Kloom
actually cried; though Mr. Crabbe call
ed that evening and took him to a
charming stag party, where the guests
were principally in the dry goods line,
and in every direction one's ears
caught the remark, "sold a bill of
goods to :i man."
"You rascal." said the excellent
father, on the way home, "I see you
are afraid to speak, but I knew you
couldn't keep your eyes olT my Kelindit
Could I hope for your consent if
My dear boy - ha! ha! ha! Why ask j
her and see! cried Mr. Crabbe. "It
has alvva,i been the w ish of my heart,
even wl.i n you were a poor clerk, and
she (don't you say I told you) always
admired you - always!"
At nine o.cluk one night Mrs.
White's ilonr-hoU rang ami a messen
ger buy handed in a letter a big letter
with a big seal and "immediately" on
it What conld It he? Something
about the property, of course. Mrs.
White carried it herself to Mr. I'doom's
room, and as she handed it in, she saw
him seated beside a tahle on which
stood a tray of delicacies. Mr. Crubbo
was at supper with her hoarder.
"I'Acuse ine," said Ti thy.
' 'h! celt. duly," said Mr. I 'l.il.lie.
Timothy opened the letter, read il.
uttered ;i deep sigh and as ed it to Mr.
rabhe. Mr. r rabbi- r-;el il andtinii-
I'o I under .laud it '. " :.ai- I itm-thy.
hiding hi . lii- e.
"Voitr knvvir iiyt the property is
no oi.'cr M iir-. that oiir lo .itdi.it h-
or w;n not the rigid Tm,..tliy lihr-m.
itnd tll.it the pal b- ir wdl dc e.otd it j
proration o what von hive ..pint i
" )'e i. I w a ; right." .'.it'll
'Kut, Mr. 'rii'.lie, ,it -r ill
erv h i II. I i .in I
iiud Mis Kclmd.i h.i iii'i
t f her own. Wo i iiii
Mr. rrjibbf le.ipe.lt. i hi;
v-ir! sit !" he said. "I In ;
p;c- e of impel I iiienee. sir.
-poken to I'.olind.i."
"I'-iil you assured toe "
il gr. .Il
I'l g.oi Tim-
"I ilidu'C" . hriekeil Mr. t'l'.ibli.- "At
b'iisl. I was mistaken. ciime hire
with the intention of telling you upon
my word and honor th.it she ian'1 eu
dure you; and a. for t h-store, y.ui
il mis! ineiiinpeient : alc.maii. I ;: i .
j no situation open. Surrv for nut,
i ,, .r.,.,,1 night. l 1 nidit."
"I id night," ..aid Timothy.
Then, its the door closed, he look up
Hie letter and carried it to old Mr.
White, who with Hetty as a---i-a.uil
vva-i seeding raisins for next day's pud
ding, silling one on either side of the
drop-light in the dining room.
"I shall have tn give up tie- back
p:n lor." siiid poor Timothy. "And a
J for mv half-hal! bedronm, I don't know
; how to pay for that, for Crabbe won't
1 take me back."
"Time-serving old vvretih!' said
Mrs. White. "Nil tn.itler. Mr. I '-loom,
i I'll tr i-t you. Intentions being right.
I M' lirv.ill be hard on mv bc.ir.lcr-.
and yo.i ,,ui keep the parlor mi l it j;
hired. In . au ..- ifs mure cninfnrM'-!o,"
' " tid try to keep up your spirits,"
: ;i:d Hetty, "lor, itlti r all. mot,.-, i n't
every i lung."
"It si emed I'M sudden to last." said
Mrs. Wiide. "I never tril-te, these
I N the good souls conil'oilel him,
: itnd altera while, when he aA.,1 1 1 -t -tv
to tii k- a Idtle walk with him, -..he
; c aiset.t- ,,
There Wit i.-t htte piirk on the oppo
site side of the street, and thmiy.li the
; giltes Were locked, th y walked ai-ell ltd
its liiibngs. Their talk wa; long :ind
' earnest, aiul id last TinotJiy .-; I i . I :
1 "Well, Hetty, poor as I am. will yiai
: proiui-eto marry nu- some ihiy '-"
And she 1 1 . i . I iin-wi red. "Yes, Tim,"
; very si, utly and so it wa i clllcil.aiid
f"i ii young man, pveiiily ivduco.l
, if"iii ituiucu ii in poverty, .Mr. r.looiu
' fcrtiiinly h)"!.e I erv liitppy ;i-. the
: went home tngeihor. but it w .is only
iii'ti r Mr. White had given her loving
' i oiiM'iit to his marrying Hetty when
i they had enough for tiread and buller,
th;i' he made onl'i ssion:
1 "I can't keep it to myiiclf any longer,
j grandma. I wrote that- letter myself.
I I'm its rii h its ever 1 was and l'vctet.
j my friends. Old i'raNn has proven
! fabe and you have proven true. I li lt
) Sine about Hetty all the While; iiud
J when we are tnarri d. you nniM come
I and live vv ith us, and there will be no
more hard w ork and bciiiili-js lor y ou
I iu this world, von dear old snlll."
Xo Show I'm- Mini.
All hands hii. I been telling
stories of what they hid ilmii
would do iu the event of a sinush-up
on the road, with the except inn of one
little man, who hiid listened attentive
ly to the narratives, ami taken them
all in without a wonl.
"I'.vcr been in an accident?" asked
the patriarch ol the paity. noticing the
little loan's silence.
"No." replied the little In in. ipiiet-
"Then you have no idea what you
would do in the fracas?" rent iiiucd
"No. I don't," replied
man. sadlv. "With all
heroes blocking up the doi
windows in your hurry to get
don't exactly know what show a
man of my she would have!"
And then there was a dec!' si-
1(,I1(r w, .j.,,.,, ,,, mieh, hiive luatd
I cough drop, and the little man
was t roul'I'-d no more
.-ability of aci idents,
il'ollt tlie pi
A sheep pilsturc
Webb count ie. To
H'll iicre ami feeds
is bebcvid to be '..'i
cii'i-i-i i i-
THE FAMILY DOCTOR.
ffonihtne and Nlerp.
Sleepless people and they are many
In America should rourt the sun.
The very worst soporific is laudanum,
and the very best, sunshine. There
fore it is very plain that poor sleepers
-bould pn:;s as many l-.'trs as possible
in the sunshine, and as few its pos-ihle
in the shade. Many women are mar
tyrs, and yet they do not know it. They
doit the sunshine out of their houses
"id their hearts, they Wear veils, they
carry parasols, they do all pos;i.e (,,
keep oil the subtlest, yet III' . t potent
influence which is iifteuded to give
them strength and IhuU mid i heer-fuhi-'
.-. Is it in, I time to change this,
ami so get color and roses in their pale
eht cks, sin ngth in their weak backs,
and courage in t heir timid souls-' The
women of America are pale and ddi
i.lte; they may he b..oiii,ig and
-troiig; urn) tin- sunlight will b" a po
lent inibteiien in this transformation.
' 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 si he treated according tn
their po.jtion iiud severity. If a lin
ger rn- i.ic j.s cut. bathe or immerse it
in cold witter until the L I i . a.,es to
llnw, washing nut all dirt and foreign
siilistiiiices t hid hav e entered the cut.
If it is deep, notice how the blood
llow.t ; if il is dark iiud oozes from the
out slowly, niilx it vein is severed and
il is not set-mi . but will soon heal if
l.i pt from the air. Kut if it is of a
bright scarlet hue and spurts out in
jets, an artery is sevi red an I a doctor
tiiii .t be call.-d at mice. Meanwhile a
ligature must be lied above the cut.
and the thumb pressed down and held
upon the artery ,i prevenl bis; nf
blood. It' tin- d.in gaps from a cut.
draw the edges together, apply a piece
i-l sticking planter over the whole -ur-la
"c. iiu I put tie- iiu -j.-r or the thumb
of ;i kid glov e i v rr tin- ling. r il it is
i d part . I i' in it little w hi!e
the wound tlu-'bi iiinlully. cover il
thickly w it'l III'- V.l-clill" vv ith a few
drops of laudanum stirred into it. and.
if needful fi'inii seven- iii'liiiiimat ion.
( oil it poult ice of l!:t-i"-d boib'd ill
a l i'Ie w id r w ith a lev drops nf laud
.iil'iv. lint v ,i-i hue ;.! iu- pnse..M'
gnat hcahtig p.-vvers f.-r all kinds of
wounds, b. i! ., iuilionioiitioiis iiinl abra
sions of the skin. Ash'iig.ii the lird
dr. . ing oi' ;i i ut remains linn and it
does not throb or I urn, il should ii"l
be touched. An miter clean cloth can
be iiilib'd, bu! lot the inner one alone
until the wound i. healed, t uts on
tin-head iire apt to be dangerous and
reii;ne much ilue. I Ii- ha i- should
I it oi'1 ;i'l 'Uii'l, and aniii ii phi
ler put direi llv over the wound.
l'iuciill lboisrs mi Hie ile.
A correspondent vi.-itel some of the
inaiiy pigeon hoijsi s 1 1 ei led m ar (fit
river, which fp.tu their l"Wi i ing. en
ic:i I form, i iev i i' fit i I I -1 iit 1 nil t Hie at
tention ef travellers oil the Nile on
coming to I'.iiii.i by rail. The- breed
ing places i iin -i.'t of m thin v els than
an rimi mous number ol red cut!, cu
ware ves-'ds. (l-i.-ely resembling t -. i -urn
si ed il"Wer pots phi. nl in it in l. ,
with the mouth inward, and tier upon
tier is raised with the :i-:-i -t.ilice nf tin
letiiH inns Nili! niiiil, i ti i I the cone is
coinph led iiud the dome covered iu, a
lew light brain lies of trees being intro
dm e. on the Hillside ol the luhrif be
loi'O i onipletioii to enable the pigeons
to perch and re-t t heiiri-el v es at times.
Hawks iiud other bird-of pny. ii"t to
say cats a!-n, iinnoy iiud oltci: destroy
the pigeon - hi'i'e. iiud i oiiseiuently u
trap door is lilted to the place about
hall w ay up t he building, and W orked
by ;i couple of rope; whji Ii reach down
to the ground. These, on being pulled
by the natives ut dawn, allow the pig j
runs to sally forth and feed gratis dur
ing the day iu the adjoining lid, Is or a
little farther., II if food is scarce at
hand, and soon alter sunset, when the
pigeons are all back again, the trap
door is let down for the night to the
exclusion of all intruders. There is a
long upright pole in the center of the
building, with cross-pieces nf worn I nu
it to serve as a ladder, upon which the ;
owner mounts w hen he vv isln-s to catch !
the birds or clean out the place; and;
owing to the facility for keeping pig- j
eons in Lgypt. it is not to be wondered '
iit their being found always in the i
market, and at very moderate prices !
It is not altogether, however for the j
sake of the birds that the people breed j
them on a huge scale, hut it. is the ma- '
nure, which is prinl for agricultural
purposes, especially for raising melons
iu spring: and often a fellah who has
no pigeons to depend upon will send a I
donkey and boy w ith a couple of largo
baskets across the animal's back
through the country to buy up all the
in mure he requires by going from
house to house, even where only a few
pig-niis are kept, paying two shillings
for i' io.ititity that, would hardy (ill a
A.prrti of this Old !w .Hrxtian Town
-lt Adobe lloimrs.
Six in the evening is a goodhoiir at
which to reiieh Santa Le. The ,
pure air, descending straight fro,,, a
uuulu hK-v- lne Pfe 'ui str1 s,
running t.ff like alleys stretched apart
i.4i. i !... . i. ..it...: ..r
I is ph a-unter to lool; a' Hem from a
slight elev at i"ii. wii'reyo'i wonder if
their f.ee; might imt be ;.et m an a lobe
j Willi without, any one dcteiting the I
j counterfeit. A r vy Atm-i n an '
frame hotel is one of the w eh nine inno
! Vittimis in th" nld (own. Ju-t imw it
dnes a thriving business, as it need; to
I do (o o set two years of '.toady drain- I
i iige of the purse of its proprietor, who
put :i small furt une in it w ith tie- i'h' i
that people would dock tn enjoy .inl.i '
! I'e's unsurpassed climate if they could i
! be sure nf enjoying it comfortably.
! The scheme went agley, and the w hite-
! haired landlord waited Vicnlv for .
i iiiotiths for enough gucsis to keep up
I I-' ruin the spacious hahon'o. on
: may overlook the town and region a s
j far as the mountains. Long lines of
i mud Willis ib Ii in- the streets, and ill
I w iidow or dooi vv ay cut hi re and there J
; shows where the wall is partitioned,
i nil' inside into a dwelling. Year the i
hotel are isolated houses, usually of
one and lie-half .-'ories in height and
i 'jiiil" broad, occupied mainly by Ihe
white tradesmen whose shops sur
round Ihe pla.'ii, or public park, in the'
center of the town, 'The eiuumeti
le ight of houses is a ingle story . I
Nearly every structure iu l"vn is of j
adobe, although some of the shops and
some ol the residences of the Weil to- j
do are coated to resemble stone or
bi'i 'k. fin- prevailing tint, however, j
is brown, like cake 1 mud. l'udlii-!
i mold the ii ml. which is of clayey n.i- I
lure, i'lln biiek-like -.ha;-. -, which
harden under the sun. I ben I he !
t tidings are piled up nine or I'll
feet high, perhaps, and of a thickness
vary ing from three to lour fei t. 'The
cracks In tw ecu the layers are MulC'd
with it mixture of adobe and straw,
which ii' l .'is mortar aid cement.
, When the vviills are linished. young
tie-s, bke bciin poles, but thicki r, are
stripped iiud laid in loss as the basis for
r. ..it's. ourlyiirds :ire not ttmnmmon.
Wlior"Vrr they incur the street door
opens mi a hallway, w hi'h leads, after
a few feet, into the yard. Th" dwell
' ing in sin b ut es fin es the yard, and
there are apt to be no windows or
oil er openings from it on the street.
Adobe seems to be as impervious to
the weather as stone. Army oilicers
-ay it makes the warmest liou.-es in !
, w inter and the coolest in summer ol I
any material vv iihin their know ledge. I
A vvali through the to.vn at even- j
ing furnishes a commentary "'i t!eJ j
Iocs,-nioral condition of soriety. It i..
ccit.t'nly within bounds to say that in;
oii' -third of the homes siirrminiiing j
I he I'll ii, and on San l'liiu-i' i street
for a block from the lower t orner of i
the plifii, open gambling giic on
nightly. t oiieert-saloon attractions
arc iu snini' instances intiviliu ed b- j
bail visitors, who cuter to bud otif j
..id" ol the room a bar aid along '.he ,
opposite Willi gambling tables a f
loci apart. Wh-'iithe games are not
going on right under Hie nose, it print
ed card direits the way to the back I
room. 'This is Ihe i a.-r in tin- saloon '
through which until lately was 1 lit '
only entrance tothe hall in which the
alrical performances are given, when-'1
ever ;i company ventures so far.
'I here happens now to be ills . ;i si. b
door to reach the theater without
going through the saloon. At a tabh
in one of the resorts a gamldy -dre-se.l
young Mexican woman presides.
There are private gambling rooms in
the same neighborhood fre'piented by
tr.di'siueii and military people. Th i
oilicers formerly had a club, where sal- '
iiries were transferred oftcner than
pay-day warranted, but it was luckily .
broken up, and there is no likelihood of
its revival. On almost, any of t lu
st reets loading off from the plii'a an
dives ipiite as pernicious as the gam
bling houses. Many of them arc
dance houses, and there nightly an .
held what iire know n as i btsle i,
or balls. There is no admission charge,
and isitors have the privilege of se
looting their partners without formali- 1
ty. After each dance all hands mar. h
to the bitr. licer is the common drink1
on such occasions, and twenty iivi
cents a pony is the price of it.
The French have taken a railroad
idea from America. One company h;t-1
:t system of dinner cars on its line. :
- -oe. ,, ...-ue,,:,g ,!ce t-. keep hill. -If IU older. (..
tnountaiiis, whnse ,i,les th- sun is!,;1V( ;ftt,r his n, tImn Ilsli(,v
; vvi.rnung with purple and red. inspire ; , r, ,,, s ,,,. , Ml, ,.,irU,r r, ,
al-eh.ig.f r-lief and comfort. One ,,,,,.,. ,,,,. ,,,.,,. .lft(,.
"", ,,,,,T-V ' ' ;1 ''"ls ,,,!sel I to In- whipped. Uu-time had
im,", ,'"'t wi"' n.egronpsofbl.e k- ,, ,,. (ijsl ( , (. , , lM(;,.x.
;1 W..I....-H and low browed ,,.,,,, ,,,,. ,,,, ,,; ,.
men whuga-hcrat the imouiingtt iiiti. ' (;l,.)i,. x, , ,.,jM,r t , ,., , .
; for thev hudille like limid . hei p, but it ' , , ,. , ,, . .,
A Nil lllfctr.-Ml Of n IttotT
h'ev. Kd-r.ir Kink in:'!i:ilii plat".' in
(.,., j,ri,.ri',eld .,,.'" "'':
,,, ",,,., ,,,, j-,,,-;,,.,.-; duvs of
. Hrtlool-teaehi.u; "Jie had among W
je!ioljii's a i;ttluHeh.f abov. who,,, j
pn r , , , , . ;.,,, j
ii. in ,fi jo-.ii.inil oil I'lOllnioiii-io .
and a; he to. ), it. Mr. I 'arker Miid. he
louUe.l dnw n lido the little face, iltld
boy look-, d m il lik" his little sis
ter vv ho.-.i i oiidm l was all right, and
who hid won Mr. I'arkir's love h"
stayed the rod. and -to ipcd down and
kissed the innocent lip; that were
ready to break forth into irying. and
sent the pupil horn... ft i ; probable
Hiat he VV iis ;i wor e ...y after that?
.'-oini body Know . v ho thi- b-'V was;
man. if hv ing now. I w ish wen.nl'l
learn troin him theellects upon his life
of that ki ,. o Mr. I'.-irL-r
"ICoi l,t-,i-l,) Uu l.i n th Tri' Ti"
A Iter ,-t great wind-storm in Tex.i -,
a storm that at t ie I ..if the i t, ol
house,:, tore trees mil ,.' 1 1 ,e gn ill I I .
iiud 'I'd a groat d-.d i,l damage, s.-me
lllell .till'ted old ,i jl ii body Wil.-
lout. This i . vv hat m f them
It Wit; night, and 'pule dark in 'he
w i -nils, win n Ihiy luard a ry. They
oppe. to I...., about ,md 'i-leu. 'Tin y
heard the ciy again and II" u lle-y
.-aw s,uii" dark thing up iu a free.
"If., a panther," ..aid mi". r-t I
oil ' I vv ill hoot it ."
"No. stop." hiiid itmther; "H is imi
ii paiilher. w di i ! i ti 1 1 1 up and see
what it is."
I'p he vv cut ; ami vv liat do y en thiui.
he found lodged in the tree? A cradle
with a del" liltle baby in it.
I l:e w ied hid blo-v u down tin
baby's home. t had lairied ol! baby,
eta lie and all. flu i radio was i augh'
by tin br i'..-h ol a high tn c. I tt it
Ihe niu. I bh w au.ii'i t it : o hard
that the radio w a . wedged in a oroti h
of I he I fee. It VV.I-. so ia-t that th.
Iiicii had to saw away the boughs .,
get it down. Then- was the dear
b; i by all safe and sound in its cradle
Oil' I lull- rt
Many days have pa-.--d since this
huh- itu d' tit. but ii-, - . on is i-n.
wl i h I tin t I have iievi r l"i : (
I wa, crossing t h i" ..can aboard th
goo 1 old .- hip Anloii'i Me. Koy bk". I
lllilde ti i'lids with the : ev era! otlici t's
of I he V cssel. and W hell they were ol)
duty my pleasure vv.t to listen to
tin ir tah-s of the sea. What won
ileilul storiis they had to Ml' ,,j
j 11 IT cities iiud strange people. o
storms and calms, ol dangers through
which hey had passed, and then. ,
ol their happy homes tar away, and
their longing t" be once more siir
rounded by their families. h.it ;m
eager lidn. r I w.is' And many ami
many a time have I. vv iih one or tin
other of them, laid stlet'llcd oil' i ll
the deck, gii'ing upwards, shaping in
to familial' put tires the fantastic
i clouds thitt tlonteil overhead, while the
j splashing o the vv iit t s on i itlu r : ide
' souinhd soft and pl'itsing to mv
i dreaming brain.
I One day the tirst oili.-i r had pi t
! conic oil Willi h. iitul as he stepped inf-.
, his Cilbiii he found me ullcidy Here.
; I i hatted aw hdc , bu.'illy in nun i
, tiiiiging through his. he t. I led i.p.-u ,
solue old t tile il.lgueri cot vpes. his
was his son, thai his daughter, iiud:
here was :i picture of a woman of id j
iciidy iii.il iirer vi ars. Liigcr In dis
play. I presume, my lamiliaiitv '
with the world and how much our!
younger generation is addicted there
to! I at oiice exclaimed : "And thill's
the old woman I suppose."
I saw ;tt oiice tny mistake. A j
cloud spread over the sun-brow tied I
lace; but soon it passed away, and it '
rough, rugged hand was softly laid
upon my should) r. while a voice al
most distressing to nu' it was mi gen
tle siiid. "My little friend, that is my
wife, tin- mother nf my children; of
course you meant nothing, but let an
old sailor fell yon, never speak but in
the gentlest words of those whom
men should honor. A woman iu mv
eye is a holy thing; remember tnv ad
All the rest of that day I felt like
one w ho had dom- it wrong, hut after
wards the sky seemed brighter and
Ihe iiir fresher, than ever. Perhaps
Ihe little seed that rough, old "steiior
niiinn" had sown last llowered into
'There are in Ki.sfon (I'd women
.iixed over l,llt,llnO. live over $5011,.
XK, and two over $1,mhi,i.hhi.
The Music or the Haln.
I'u'inig, lulling, on tl.e li"ii-o.loni.
Willi n inii-ie .'t:iit I :in l Hire,
l.il.c ihe . nm l ol liiiii i'.n lu-iil-thioli
I n the -ih.-iil inrliii In nil',
I 'i tlie ti-:it-"I Hiig'-'s lallirg
Win- i tie v wcj' v. it, i!i.,m- win weep,
. Ihe bl'lsl'V .,1 in. I'd. CIS
When ih'-y r.ick ihi n lialxM to sleep.
I ib- Ihe it-ovv-y wile: of miifH
Willi its wi-irl, (.iielinutiii power,
t iitiiitig to tlie ui-iif.v li-))f!iir
l.il.i- the dew to iliiopiti tlovvor;
I il.e i ilni .-'i-i-p to lln-e whjflvlli'i,
' M III,)' t'.ns to thosi- who iiioiiini
l.iKe I ell. Ill, 1,1 I, .1 W.inls of loVI'l Oil) A
l'i"ii) )iii ii, liin; ln).4"ii)s toi n.
sii:in.;ely .-vvni't, hevvili-liin inioic,
All i-iiiliuill. l tny senses hi',
As I V.n'ill lllc liiv.-lic i- 111 lit f l
Well the slci l.m.v I'asl ;o by,
W lii!.- it . aim uihl Inly .(iiii-t
i- l :.!.- in'!l no I,, let uu 1 1 l.litl,
J'h-n I I. ill n-l" ., s'ill li-ti'iiing
J 'i I la- iiiiii'itin ol llie lien.
..'i. iiim.v hap, - etui- I ,tii" In t .-alt. 't
I II 'II 1 'V tlie 'l.'VVii to i-e.-l,
tivriv. i a,, in 'I -hull h-'i.n
I '"I 1 lie lllii- e I 1-iv e I hi - ;
Wil. ii in ;. i, lie ivi '.-.ici I dim;:
'I III "llll lite II. !lll;:1,l .- ilelll l- 'll'I'P,
.i-'f l SO, 111'-, IIIV tlOlllll' 'I M,ltlt,
A i'lh- il liill- ine into i-h-i-p.
'Vln-i, at 1 1 I. mv Mini ha.- fallen
Into -vve.....t, j;1;,'! ri-p'i.P,
'I n , I i ii 'al'li -ie-- liii,i' li"- shtiilinv
Xo avv.'l.. mil'; ever littow.-i
I 'I," 111" voice "I Waili'ig miyul-.,
I 'i the vi p r I ells in loll,
.Vb v ih Mitily lull. n ; lam li 'pi
C In li 1 a lc'id-iii loi my sunt.
I'l NtJLM' PAi:t;i;triis.
A man who iiiiirrie: ii frivolous flirt
"gives to airy nothing a local habRa
I ion iiud ;i name."
Nh the -p' iire vv on Id mv er have asked.
"What's in an aim?" if he had beep
hit mi the head with a brick.
. Talk about despair. Ymi ought tn
sec (h.- ,''" of the boy w lu'll till oil'oUS
lent blows down just ;n he has paid
for his ticket.
If ii great big man end i you a liar
' p ;i! htm vv il h sili ut contempt . I 'o
not , I to vv i - v i r, niiike y our cold einpl too
vcot. h I'liniaer: "John, John. I'm
ili.ml you arc on th" hi., ad roa I." In
'bfiatoil p.ui hiotier: " cel. minister,
i - Iiir a- li m i i I, the breadth is
Mi's. Milium rbri't' i 's new girl vv;is
"Id to w a' i h ill'' liiniiivi i' ;i few ti i i n
utcs; when th" hiily ret iiruod the 1 uru
iv er wa-biirnul fo ;i crisp, ami the
girl ri 'marked, "Sure. I've watched it,
iiiiini; but it hasn't t urni-'l over yet."
A lift!" boy iiud girl were discussing
'he stars. 'The little boy said they were
world - like ours and have people (n
them. 'The litHe girl, with aM thedis
l.i ) i she ninld muster, said: "They
me angel's eyes, ause 1 saw them
A French li"ii lamer ipiiirreled with
bis w ife. a pow erful virago, and was
chased by her all round his tent. On
bi ing sorely prc-sed he took n luge ill
tl ago among the lions. "Oh, you
contemptible coward!" .he shouted,
ci nu- out il you dare'"
A little girl stopped in (he midst of
hi i play, one day. i laspiug her bauds
to her nei k as she felt a sharp pain
th. re. cm homed, "t h! oh!" "What is
it. dear." ..aid grandma, "it stitch in
your nei k .-" "Why. gran'ma," she
asked, with a terruied look, "are our
heads, sewed on ?"
n York Fire F.ngitics.
The New York ...;, thu.s de
Silibes the movements of men and
In 'i -os .on nei t ei I with the lire engines
of .New York when itu alarm of fire
h.i. been struck: The engine stands in
the engine house ready for the road.
Si does 1 he tender. The horses tire iu
their stalls. 'The men i lire lounging
about ur sleeping. The alarm si t ikes.
In :i t vv inkling all are at their posts.
Kv ii curious eontriv iince the hammer
that strikes the warning gnng sets in
operation a system of cords and levers
that unfasten the horses. Tho men
coiiio down from their sleeping or sitting-rooms,
not by stairways, but by a
pole. In the lower flour. They tire all
ready in a twinkling. Ami what of
the horses? 'They generally outstrip
the bipeds in responding to the call.
'The hammer which releases them and
strikes the gong, sends them an alarm
they af once interpret. Standing or
ly ing, they are out at once and beside
the engine-pole. There is no harness
ing, no adjusting of holly-bunds and
siptee : ing o collars and fastening of
reins. 'The new 'svv ing' harness used
in the department js a complete
caparison, which is suspended by an
ingenious apiaratns above the spot
where tlie horses take their phi es.
Close Ihe open collar w ith a simp, pull
a rope which lifts the suspending
apparatus, and t hey are cpiijiped ami
roily for the road. 'The io,r swing)
ope i. ev cry in. m is in his j I ;e:- ,,n.l
avv.iy goes (he engine.