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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
FIMTOi: AMI l'l!irniKTOK.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
' One aqiiam, two linurrlons,. a
! Dneninnm, mic monlh,
" VOL. VI.
One copy, tliin-emoDtli-s
PITTSBOIM)', CHATHAM CO., N. (., SKl'TKMHKIt 20, 1883.
Mow mnn.y le.ij;iir. of weary land unit ee
Can '!iiro thy spinl li-r apart Irom mini'?
dm Iiiii' Iniin di-liincn dim some Bilent sign
To -l in funl i-iilriiwliiwil lar Imm thco
Aim tin, ii eves llmi tun-i h-nva me Iree,
From loin r ilmibtir inv heart like nmuntlnK
From i i"i'in Ihi.illini; ni dome dionm tli
Alls' hy ni;,ht mill .hiv nil i-luy with inc.
Thorn is mi ilistiuirp not fur those who know
Tho silent ooiinti'tsiKii llmt in ike-, thrill one,
Whose thoughts- me inc-Ri-ni'is tint! 1 -111-11 ami
Willi love's fl-rt inrssngra tho wind., cuinn.
Ho, ail Ihe m-ms! (, seek tho ri-hig mm'
rteyonil iny imi,titnt tiriiit tlinu e iii-l not .
On Account of a Card.
'I shall iiover forget my vpfrn'sno
In a niountiiin district of A i'l:m(i v,"
said t'npt. Mi llvini'. when tin- conver
sation had turned upon adventure.
" There fin- many pleasant occurrences
that we forget, but an iUT.tir nf h rrm
remains with us. The iiioniory of a
pleasant dream soon passes away, but
the recollection of a nigh'uiaro he
roines a mental landmark. Some time
ago I was instructed by my employers
to repair at once to the White ( iak j saw around im- ten or twelve rough.
mountains and buy all the caUle that a ' lot-king men, heavily an I. They
reasonable sum of money would induce were licn o in action and determined
to leave the rugged trails. I boanhd in expression. I had pleaded with
a railway train, and w as so. n rushing j them, ere they put the gag in un
toward my destination. Sociability is ' mouth, but now they had restored to
a prominent feature of my nature, line (house of articulation, I sat mute
which I suppose is an heirloom h it by
long experience as newspaper p-portcr;
and I had not been foug on the train
until I hid formed the ae.ju lin'ance
of several gentlemen, among them a
1'nited States deputy niar.-bal. who
gave me his card with an evident air
of pride in being connected w ith so
prominent an institution as our gov
ernment. At a small station, a long
haired man, a genuine native of Ar
Kiinsavv, I .surmised, boarded the train
and took a seat opposite me. I was
desirous of hearing him talk in his
quaint dialect, and in-ivel over, a I
dressed him and handed him my card.
He looked a1, the card signil'n anily and
carefully placed it in an old black
pocket-book, lie cved me mrvouslv
for a moment and then asked.
"Whar inotit yer be goin'y'
'"White Oak mountains," I replug
'I get off at I'atsey station.'
"Me looked at me wilh an earnest
ness, an uneasiness of gaze that I
could not understand, and :aid:
"'I reckin you'll find it rite ph-as-iut
up thar. ltcst M ' fellers yer ever
s-eed. an' they ain't afeepl, leinnie (ell
"I could not divine why their physi
cal courage should in t'ie lea-t add to
the pleasure of my visit, hut suppos
ing the remark grew out of his admir
ation for men who are not 'afeerd,' and
that such information would lighten,
in charming anticipation, the fatigues
of the journey, I did not ask him to
explain, lie did not seem to 'cotton'
to me. a the planters si mi-times say in
expressing prcdih-ctii 11. and In- left
his scat and stood near the door.
approached him again, feeling more
than ever an interest in him, and ask
ed him if he had ever been among tin
White ak mountains.
"'Have I got lingers and toes':' In
replied. "'I can answer assuredly concerning
your lingers, and can speculate with
chances in my favor in regard to your
toes.' I said in facetious attempt.
" 'Wall, then, I've been thar.'
"'Many eatthvin that count ryV
" 'Yes, an' yer'Jl find some of ihem
putty hard to han'le, lemme tell yer.' ,
'".My friend, I must confess that '.
you piL'le mo. I have asked you sev
eral very civil questions, expecting civ
il answers, but yon are so evasive that
I can get no tatisfactii 11. '
" 'Yer'regone to school, hain't yer?'
" 'Xalk Latin, I reckin'.'
" 'My knowledge of Latin is limited.-
"It's what they call a dead talk '
"Yes, it is a dead language.
" 'Then yer inotit need it after a
" 'I don't understand you. Your
meaning is as dead to me as the lair
guage in question is to the unlettered
"So much the worse for yer. I
reckin' yer air sorter proud o'yer learn-
in' an' it niny be all right to Ming out
yer book busimss at every man yer
pee, but it don t speak o very soun.
sense, lemme tell yer. In my country
when a man gets to spoutin' like yer've
been doiti", we put l iui 'own its a grin
nel an' don't have not h in' more to do
"Hy this time the train was slacking
up at a station. The biakemau shout
ed Tat soy,' ami in a moment more I
was standing on the platform. The
next business to be transacted was to
hire a horse, which I did after consid
erable trouble. Just as I mounted
and started across the tugged country,
I saw my long-haired acquaintance on
a mule, riding rapidly in the direction
I was to take. I called to him, but hp
made no reply.
"My instructions were to call on a
gentleman named Harvey. I learned
that he lived about fifteen miles from
the i-tation, and when night came on I
had considerable trouble in pursuing
the right course. ITurrying.cloiiils ob
scured the moon, and I could only get
an oci asi-nal glimpse of the narrow
and ileilei iiiig road. Suddenly my
le-rse stepped and snorted. I urged
him, but he would not proceed. I dis
mounted to asrertain the cauKr- f ,js
fright, when 1 was si icd. and, despite
resistance, bound and gagged. There
seemed to be quite a number in the
party of captors, lor w hile bound to a
horse and hurried along, 1 heard nu
merous suppressed oji-es, We must
haw- travelled several miles over a
country rough with ravines and al.
most precipitin-, with hillside.-. When
we stopped I was rudely lifted from
the horse and taken inside a log lioue
built so clo.-e to the mountain side 'hat
an immense p-ck lorined a side wall f
the structure. I was place I upon a
j bench and my ham
Weie untied. I
and almost stupelied . At every
turn I s:iw great copper vo-n ls. and
oil to the right, where my eye- inadvci
t titly wand'-ivd. I saw a rude ..in
noil and a pile of corn.
"So you've come out hereto take
us to the penitentiary, eh'r' said a
large, gri.-'lv beardo-l man, topping in
1 rout oi me.
'o.' I replied. I nev ( r heard of von
hi lore. I cam - to this count ry to buy
mountain . aMIe."
'An' I re. kin you've foim' more of
'em than you 1 an buv."
'I don't understand you I don't
km-w why I was brought here. I
never h. Mined any of you, and why
von duoiM ini!ic pun i .'intent en me is
si-tin t leng I d.iii i iiinh 1 stand.'
'Oh, he's powerful iiilioi cut,' ex
claimed a fellow, who looked at me
wiih an expression of hi 10. thirsty re
venge. 'Me don't know what we mean
now because he a-u't got his crowd
"'That's the way he's 1 ry in to work
it.' exclaimed a man who leaned
a .-ailisl one of the copper vessels, 'hut
turn him a lo.se im' show us.'
ib nth-nien.' repeated .1 (.. ore f :
voice ;. - lid you hear that V
tin' powerful nicck.'
'"Yollllg I'ller.' -aid the gii.y
bearded patriarch, 'we're goin to put
a mighty t-llin" b-.soii afore your eves
We're t il i.-cn of this here A inerikiti
gov cr'iuciit. and don'l want to be pes
tered in the exercise of mir nalr'l
rights. Our forefathers lit an' bl-d
furthe '.stablishment of this New iiil-d '
states, an' we think we've got a rig
to make w Id -kev when an' whin- v
u're tall-in', put it to him."
( limn d the clertis.
"You may be a brave man." contin
ued tin- patriarchan' may be discharg'
in' your duty, but it's our duty to see
thai you don't. We could have killed
you easy enough without pu'tin' our
selves to the trouble of let chin' you
here, but wo wanted to furnish an ex
ample to a young feller that turned
traitor. We want to hang you rite
afore his eves an' then hang him.'
"A groan arrested my attention, and
looking around, I saw a voting man
hound hand and foot, stretched upon j
"That young 1 hap,' continued the I
gri. ly leader, 'went down to Little
Km k some time ago, an' as we found
out by your raid, turned traitor on us.
Ul it hadn't been for him you wouldn't
now he so close t whar the revela
tions of the gospel ends an' whar the
real work of eternal punishment be
gins. Hold the young feller up an' let
the sinners look at each other.'
-(iciitlemeii, I never saw the young
fellow before, 1 declare. There must
be some mistake here. W hat do von
i think my business is, anyhow ? For
Cud's sake do not a t until you know
what you are doing! Heaven knows
; did not come here to harm anyone."
'"That talk inout amount to a good j
deal afore a judge an' jury, but afore us j
it only amounts to what it's worti..
"'What am 1 charged with. Hive
me a chance to defend myself.'
"It wan't expected that you'd want
a chance. A man that is so bold as to
come rite out as you have done
oughtcr know that if he's tucJi thar
ain't no ilmnce fur him. Fetch the
Tho young man addressed immedi
ately appeared with the rope. 1 begged
and prayed, but they slipped a noose
over my neck, and, throwing the rope
over something above, tightened it.
" 'Before you murder me,' I gasped, !
tell me what I've done.'
" 'You are a deputy United states,
marshal on the hunt of distillers,' re
plied grizzly beard.
"'I am not. I am a cattle lily.'.
No one can prove that I am a deputy
"'I reek in" 1 kin,' p' be. a vein
and before me stood the long-haired
man I had met on the train.
" 'I did net t''ll you that wa.- depu
"No, but yer give lue ei- ticket.'
and be produced a card bearing tin"
name and address of '.I. M. IVHo-.
1'nited States deputy Mar-dial."
"Then I realized how the mistakf ,
had occurred. The deputy marshal .
had given rue his card, and when I in
troduced myself to the long haire.;
man. 1 had. without noticing it, gi ve
il to him. I made an elaborate cxpla
nation, and in proof, told them
search my pockets, where they won!-.
Iind several 1 arils bearing diliep-til
names, but would tind at least lift;
bearing one name, which was my own j
They did so, and to -k the rope Iron:
my neck, and also liberated the youn;i
man who they thought had turned
"I was soon liberated and allowed K
mount my horse. The gri:-. ly mm :
gave me instructions in regard to thr t
rend to I larvev's, and bade me good- I
night iii a spiul of friendship. When
I had gone about lilty yards snmi' on(
calhd to me to stop. I did not kimw
whether to My or obey, but knowing
that thedistillers could, by their know I
, edge of the countrv. soon head me nit
i I stopped. Pretty s ion old gri.vly up
'Here,' he said, handing me a bot
tle, -take the moonshine along with
you. It's the best, an' along toward-,
the turn of the night you'll Iind it
inightv strengthenin'. Iion't sav anv-
I thing about our pleasant meetin' fur
you inout be sorrv fur it. (Jood bve.'
An Incident of (he Crimea.
A formidable mine had been dug and
loaded under the Malakoll tower. If
o ticral MacMahon had not chanced to
discover in the harra k one wire lead
ing from a well-coll -ealed Voltaic pile
t" a large quantity of powder under it.
and another connecting it with the
powder magazine, the w hole v ictoi ioits
force might have been blown into the
air after having gained possession ol
the fort. The wires were cut. but the
pow der maga-'ine could not be found.
Some of the l-'rench soldiers were set-
ting lire to the empty gabions w
had been thrust into the small win
ilows of the bomb-proof cellar under
the tower, in older to barricad" it
One of the gabions appeared to be
moving. l-'reiich ollicer called out
that if any one was there who nnild
speak Trench he might come out with
out fear. The gabion was pushed
through the window, and a very
.v,,,l"J-r l;" i''i;,n "l,'"","r ' ''T1
was assured that he and any others
:.urrcii"lering in prisoners ol war would
be well treated. After saving .1 few
word 4 in h'ussian at. the window be
was joined by four oiln ers and Jm
common soldiers. Tln-y begged,
through him, to be taken away at
nee. This request suggested some
knowledge of an iimending explosion.
The youngoiliierwas therefore ordered I
lo point out Hie position of the powder 1
inagaine. The lad made 110 answer, j
A l-'rench subaltern sai l in a h-ud
voice to the commanding ollicer that !
the b'ussian ought to be shot if he re- ,
fused to obey the order given to save
so many lives. The youth kept si-
lence, with a haughty glam e of indig. j
nation at the subaltern, apparently for i
supposing that, he would bitray a 1
set-ret under a threat. The I'lemh
chief formed a platoon to shoot him
and he turned to face his executioners.
An old I'ussian major, who .seemed to
understand Frendi. ran forward, took
the commandant, by the hand, drew
him to a heap of earth, and pointed
downward. The earth was quickly
shoveled away, and barrels containing '
SS.OiNl tons of gunpowder were dis-
covered. A strong French guard vv as
placed over them. The young Ktissian
ollicer was told to go with the ether
prisoners, lie gave a military salute
ami kissed the old Kussian major's ;
hand. "Do not blame him lor show - I
ing you the powder." he said in French J
to the commandant, w ith a tn ml-liiig
voice and tears
in his eves
Would .lust About Suit.
A preUntioiis person said to the I
leading man of a village, "How would
a lecture by mo on Mount Vesuvius
suit the inhabitants of your village?"
"Very well, sir; wry well indeed." he
answered; a lei t ure by you on Mount
Vesuvius would suit them a great
deal better than a lecture by you in
TRII MIMIS OK OI.lt AUK.
Mini (lie o.m-imi iniia, le l.rnrp mill
l.lli-iiHt ltnr i-nuillliiil.
Two not, il l.' examples are n ov be
fore the public, of men whose sinews
have waxed lea ..., wlee eves are
not dimmed .-rid whov natural force
is not, abated by the eight;, ears
which th y have be. in the w.nld.
line is pel. 1 Sep., the famous
iniilder, w hose
ntal force, phv sii a'
stieuu'lh atel 11 i d aud.e itv, loiglit
well lie I lie en v oi lin n halt his years.
.In t rmeretic. irom hi- cotiila 1 with
the I'ngli-;!i 1 miuander and the I-he
dive during 'he l-'.gvpti.ui war, wlun
alone he de'e; de 1 t tic neutrality i f tin
Sue canal, lie has entered into a con
trart wiiii the l!ii;.di.di gov t ru'iient to
build atiothcl without y n-bltliLf a sin
gle claim or demand vvhc hhe made
when the Khedive threatened him with
1'nglMi veiigea:i e. imr. regardless o
international ioiise.in 11.es, taking a
backward step. In the meanwhile he
ispu-liing forvtard tin- I'anama umal
project, w hich is to the ue.- 1 anal
what.au Alpine tunnel is to a country
diteh, '.-btainitu' nionev , ignoring pro
tests and objections, and bringing to
its support an indomitable will and a
sell- assertion, po-sessed only by the
master -minds ol war and statesman
ship. Although eighty-one yeais of
age he is the husband of a compara
tively young wife and th" f itner of
j drv, , .hi,ri , Vtmnge-t
is only a few week-old. Hi- pllbll'
pn-jei is are as far re iching as it he
were bid titty; his physical vigor
equal to his mental force. I h- com
bination at su h an ag- i . very rare.
n--ther instam e i ; the invenloi
bricssoit. of the same age as I'e l.es
scps. ami 111 ill but Ivs years a young
man yet. It, is more than tvveiity
ycars sim e his jnvculh-11, the Moni
tor, arrived n Hampton Howls just in
time t- pp void the I'nited States
f,,p,.s from aeing driveii from the ir-
ginia peninsula, since that time, na
val Wiirfaro h is been revoliitioiiii d
again. The 1-w. reeping ipn-i lad is
a thing of the past, unh ?s agaimt an
immense armament and the .-.teel-eov
en d Meets oi the modem uavv. To
llicct this lo'loidilhlo enemy l''rics..o
has dived beneath the wab r. and his
toi . do boat, the Ivstroyer, is expect
to be -the c!u-ap defense of nations"
against the monsters which till lust
lass governments tow own tokiep
one another in order. His solar en
gine, destined to store up and use Mu
slin's rays in ti'opi-' latitudes for the
purposes of irrigation. 1. still 011 his
hands; but of its -an ces-. little doubt
is expressed. At anv rate, his fore
score year ; '-ecni 'o 1, ml him as hope
fill, active, vigorous, and "idii -ti ioii ,
as at any period -i his liie.
Such lives ate 1 -epi i-mal. but not
solitary instance,. liand"o, Ooge.-I
Venice, won some of 1 1 ir great i.t na
val victories at eighty, and sti riiied
and captured t'oii.-tantinople at the
age of niiietv. I '1ei1ja111i.il I'riiiklin
was as bright, invent iv c and active
in his seveiity-lilih year .is in los lilti
cth; (ioethewas nearly eighty whin
lie w rote the fii ml pai t of "I'aiist ."
both liacon ami Newton wen- far ad
vaiKcd in year- when they mad' .oine
nf their most notable discoveries. I'.nt
these are marvels in human bi-tory,
and well entithd to provoke attention
and curiositv. If a man surv ives his
sixtieth year, he generally well con
tent, even if active and tr-uig. to live
upon his past fame and achievements
rather than to undertake new enter
prises or plan new projects,
The Value of Manner.
We have heard it said that you can
do everything, however unpleasant it
may be to those around you, if you
only do it in the right way; and the
instance given to prove the tiuth of
this assertion is taken from humble
life. A cat walks daintily into a room
on a old winter's day. ami w ith a be
nign glance at the company and a mo-
lodious purring .sound she w alks leis.
urely round, selects tor herself the
warmest pine in the room perhaps
the only w arm place, right in front ol ;
the fire curls herself up and goes se- .
rencly I" sleep, secure that 110 one will .
be Ho UUI easoiiablt- as la question her !
right lo sleep wherever inclination !
prompts her to sleep. No one calls it
selfish, no one is annoyed, because she
has done it so prettily and gracefully. 1
Indeed, every one experiem s an ae- j
cess of warmth anil loiufort in them- :
selves, from beholding pussy's blissful '
repose. .ow, imagine ine same tiling .
I done in a dillerent wav, and bv a h-
self-possessed individual. If it wore
done hurriedly, or noisily, or clumsily,
or dillidentlv even, or in anv wav ob-
trusively, what a storm of indignation
it would excite in the bosoms ( all be
holders? H"W thought Ics, le-vv incon
siderate, how selfish! No, it must be
done as the eat does it. without a
sound or a gesture to provoke criti
cism, or it must not be done at all.
EYES TIIAT SEK NOT.
Rrlnii oflh Kind That arc reported
lo t III VarniH'Ira -Artlflclnl Opllr.
"Wc sell from 100 to 150 artificial
eyes a year." says a Philadelphia oji
tician, "and the demand seems to crow
greater ev ery year. There is a very
large nominal profit on these goods,
for they sell at $o tol.'. each, accord
ing to grade; but when you consider
the trouble and annovam
the tunc l consume:,
.ce that they are will
ill. iru'id. w never
1 udoincr 1i1.1t j-. si'i-le-d wilh
I his in vv eve at the first -trying on'.
I'hi'i a 1 lav or I wo he coiues back
and 1 h s t hat II lor is a shade
li ddei or a '-hade darker than the
good i-ye, or that they don't mat-h i
some other way. There is only oiu
I'lilCX for it We mil-.! go over our
w hole stoi k 1. ni ilthe eye is matched,
and our t nne and trouble must count
I or -iiinei binvr. Wf have a number of
i iMoiucr-. who alvvavs buy
I their evi
I us. and bring them b
j lo 1"
caned ao 11 paired."
-Where do oii get art ilicial e es "
j "They a''" o-a le at stutbaeh, in the
! Thuri!igi..ii lore-i.m ' icrmany. and tin-
! W o 1 S I liiplov ,1 large ..ie ol -killed
vv.-i'l. in. 11. t won, h rlul how close
ly thev imitate the hum, in organ of
sigld. I don't believe there is an eye
that 1 a to 1 ot I iltnost perio tiy ma'eh
I 'o art ilii-iul eyes wear on'
-oh. vis. an eye wears out iu about
two vi at's I be salt and other alka
line : ul dances in the tear dm c ent
u.illv eat oil the polish and Hi-' inner
! surface becomes rough, ami
"We have some customers nervous
and excitable people wle-are "in
stantly changing tlu-ir eyes, and let al
all to the betterment of their appear
ance. ( ithers provide theiti u h is vv ith
scvei il 1 yes, ami n.-e them alt t tta'e
ly. Their wearers must take them
out at night and keep them 111 'lean
water, for tin- secretions ( tin'- eve
would otherwise gather upon 'hem.
Moreover Ihe musi 1,., that keep them
in pbce, 1'. .'i .' t ! 11 i-. t rests."
What, at.- tin
iin v i nn tit . "
"I le ol the gl- ,t
I he 11 1 1 11 - v al oi an 1 ye,
m et ssary. is o . av e
liiiiscles intact. This
pl a I'c.pii t
W hell It bi come,
is gelierallv done
by is pet ie need oculist,, but -oliietlllies
ca-es mine toll': in vv hi'h the lullsi lis
have lei n remorselessly desl n-v id. and
th-n we Iind it almost impossible to
i make the art iii-ial . ul-st it ute look nat
i ural I knew i pretty young lady
i wh.-s, uh,ss cm will st i- stolidly and
' oleinuly at von. as 11 the owner were
iii w ardly-aci u dug yon i f -onic grave
at. n vv hi!- her 11 at ural ey i t vv ink
bng merrily at the i--ke that slo- i, lis
tening to nr at something tunny that
she ces. onto, wlnn she was looking
' into her pockct-l k b r some 1 hang-
w ith her good eye. that terrible artili-
' cial i y c t vv istetl itself .iroiiiid in my
ilirntioii and glared at me with a m, tl
i-voleiice that fright' in d inc. l vva,
I only then t hat 1 dis- ovcrcd that it
w a 1 glas, eve, for 11 w as vei y well
ma'ihed. W hen I suh sequent ly exnm
1 lied the young lady 's ease 1 foun.l th.it
nothing e..ii, 1 he ih-n-'- f r h-r she
mu-tgo ihrough lile siibjei t to all
kind - ol mi-miider -tan-lings, just 1-.
1 am-e a surgeon who didn't understand
his business, had bungled over the (.p
ration on lui eye. I know, al.-o. an
old gentleman, whose right eye beams
I with intelligent e and amiability, w hile
his left glares gloomily forth with an
; air of utter disgust and dissatisfaction
w ith the w --1 1.1
The First I'l-incr in Colorado.
'' l ather Pyei, a Methodist minister,
vv as the pioii' i r 1 readier iii I olorado.
lb-brought prayer oi m a wheel
barrow before any ol the Pullman
sleeper preachers arrrived. It is re-
lated of Father I 'yer thai vv hen he fu st
landed in what is n-ov Denver he saw
licfore him a large tent, and (-that,
supposing .1 camp meeting was in
progress, he wended his way lo his
astonishment lie found m-t a 1 amp
meet ing, but a v cry cxtcnsiv e sei ics of
games, such as faro, poker, keno and
the like, going forw aid. He remained
al-uiit the tent tor foity eight hours.
I. -oking cry mtc tit ly upon the progress
ol the gaims. At the end of that
period he stopped upon a table and
said, in a voice loml t mui-li t-ol.- heard
all about him: "Ih-y,. I have looked at
your game now br the pad ci:-ht and
let'v noiirs ovv. 1 ask vt-atogive
soi lie at I cut ion t - in me. ) ,( us pray .'
They had not known betore that the
soleinii looking 111:111 was a minister,
bid at the invitation hats were taken
oil. 1 hips were dropped, and all bowed
their heads in prayer, with Father
Dy . r leading. Andtliat vv as the lirst
public prayer uttend in the Pike's
Peak country. After the prayer had
been concluded the games were resumed
Do the best you can at all timer-, and
that is saying a good deal. Do your
work, a.s a general thing, before you
play. Horest when you are, tired, if
you possibly can. Iio sleep at, night
rather than in the daytime. Do keep
jour feet dry and warm, and your head
cool. Do live cheerful and happy as
possible, and make all those about you
is miii Ii ,i, in you heth. and in older
to do this keep healthy, bu-y and ac
tive fou I and body .
Til Mmiliry noil I to iiu.
A recent laiglish writer givs Uo
following illustration ot the saga-Hy
of animals, vvhi.h will iiitete.-t our
joung r' a-h rs, if not ihur el.b 1 ; a,
I remember om -, in India, giving i
tame iii'-nkn a lump . sugar inside a
corked bollh. I he nii.iiKcy was ol an
inquiring mind, ami n m arly kilh d it.
Sometime, in an impulse ! d .,ge. I, 11
wool. l'tluow the bottle ,-VV,n. out ol
lis nit ! leach. ,i!ld t h'-ll be i t ,. led
until i vva, gr. n I a. I. to 11. Al
otlu r-:. it would -it w iii a ' oindi-naui c
of the loost ititen e de jei 1 1. -u, ci-nt tu
plating the hotlled ,iigar. and tin n as
if pulling 1' -If ..'rcthor l..r an. t ! (. r
( elb-rt -I oiii..n. vvoiild - i.-t-n!v take
, Up th.- pel . 1. 1 ..ft.- h, ,,nd ga ' mi,,
It Would til! It up
. to drink tie- ugar
'Iii-l I h 'i. iid.'el-ly 1
1 at- h :t .1 . 11 , . u-
on- w a, . an. 1 t rv
ut . I the He, I .
' 11 i-ig ii. t;y lo
it I lie hot t, 1,1.
i--ii th.!' it ..iiM i
I li-l- r th- uepie -1
apt ure .1 by ,1 e.i p-it-
If- lb iin t llo
bit--.-. .01 I w. 11-. i-iig '
Ih- n v I , ,,- 1,1! p. II-
. it I 1 J t I , -.lie.
-le. iii laid
the ,: s 1 1 1 1 o
I t.. He jt-i-ll
. ilit- -i g-d 11 k;e-t - I-- inn! tie I 1 tl h-.
I Nothing avad'-l. hovvevi 1. unid . .
' iay a light was de I upon the pr--b-!
D-iii by a jar of "bvi . i,,:,;r: tVoiji 1!,,
t (able w jti a 1 ia: b. and the 11 ml i. ll.ii
aboitt in all dip - ti n - II in.-u:.. y-
sllip COIltelliplaleil 111--, atadl'eplie. in. I
. p-a;-oli".l up -ii ii Willi th- in-.-ll.g. ic
"i a Hunih hit.
!.ilt.!lg the I . Mi- b
-e 'loio.l I 11 n t-i
I t I ' I' ! lelt'lls p- -i- ,
glas, mio liagii" nl.-.
.'h pi it pan -.
n II,.. !... - .. - I.
111 1- ! mg t lie
alter vv In. h hi
1 almlv t ra-i.-'i 1 1 -I t he -ugar t
mouth, and mumled it with gicc
,al i.-luo! ion.
Itrm n. Si ii I 1
One day in autumn a line tiowei
bulb was planted some live or six
inches deep in the rich brown ground,
and a slek that the gard-ncr had
: found lying in the field just offside
of the gard'-n g.tie w Min k mar it.
' "Well." said i he .sti k. 111 a dry lil'l"
oil c.as soon as the -ardoner had gone.
nev r thought to I- brought mt -this
beautiful garden, at which I have
been j"'ping through th- l-m foi a
month i t m re. I w . nder if I am to
live lu re always;- 1 hope so."
j "It you do live hire always," cried
i the 1I1. vv 11 bulb front her ,nug n st iug
pl.'f .-. "I don't sc.- vv hat good it will
idoynii. You're only a --tick, and a
stick you'll remain N"w- I and, by
the-by e. if it hadn't b ell b" 11. e you'd
have staid m the field. fi you wen
wanted only t" mark th- place wln-p
: I am planted I .-hall gu el the spring
j with handsome preen leave- and tin
summer with b-vely bloss-ii,,.''
' N.-vv it happened, bct'or- tin- winter
w as over, a hungry mole bun ow ed it -vv
ay int" tin- ganleu, and ,nilling about
in .search of something to eat. I'-und
all the roots and bulb., too b tier for
its taste wilh the excipti-n ol oil"
1 the very one that bad spoken so boast
lligly f the stick ttnd that it I ly
devoured. Ami -- whin pring at-
'rived nothing 'aim- from the spot
where that bulb bad be-11 plae.d t,
P.ut. lo and behold, the -tn k had
1 taken root, and was covered with l..
prctti-st tmv on en leave. Tim em .
I 1 . .
li ner, eelullig that w ay . looked ,(i i
with wond. r "Why, that's th-st:. k
1 piiked up outside la,! fall." said In.
I ll let it slay there, and see what H
comes to." And it came to a sturdy
treelet. covered before the summer
passed away with fragrant pale pink
Mow ers. Some 1 brysanthcitiums, who
had heard the coiivcr-ation between
i the bulb and the stick whi n thev paid
their autumn m.-..! i ltd, "I'ravo, stick'
i you have done well, 1-nt how did you
1 do it V"
I "Oh, I tried so hard'" siid the tree.
I let. in a mellow little voice; "and I
' never lost heart, no matter how cold
the winter wind and mow, But I'm
.,orry the mole ate the poor Mower
d-ulb." Ilmj't '.- V'.i'i, '.f.'i.
Iu the Fnglish nary only lime juice
! is used, and s. urvy is practically up- (
known. In the merchant marine see-
1 vice lemon juice is hiefly used, be- '
cause it is cheaper, and cases of scurv y
I ure frequent. The trouble i-. that!
lemon juice soon becomes inert and
unless bv fermentation.
Tlie Woods in Autumn.
Fl i-liro nf "..Id tlinl ll.-k t!ii- soher Rray,
li.iik ni'lilv lints llml ciinison ill the li;ht ;
.-oil slicaks el Hilvii- fcliintiu-tii'H pearly
Aud i tl.ii in fl liiowiH hull' hid nwiiy;
Pun- gicen ot sprin- thni linuers wliiltiil niny ;
l'.ik-lHS ol ivy-hliu;e iliuk 11s ninlit ;
Kii li piii lc hliiiiles thai icn out from th"
Such clou 11 with glory Ihe Seplenihei day,
I'll. 111 1 1 1 : 1 mi r-' I lie l-i-iih- tin- si 11 inn
'J iml vviiiiIh you 1111111.I iihont so l-'viiiul.v.
And r.i.l 111 n-ii-e el wen lions liciiiiu, sea
It-vv 1 1 11 1 -I he niiihil iiiii'm loll v ih e.uii
'1 1 ii vol nuts hke v 1 1 1 1 - , 01 1 In re In loicn
Vein t cir-i-l liiiriiioliv. Vein l-rllei'l frilee
I I MdINT I'AKU'K.U'IIS.
An "Id land rk "T'or Sale."
Tin- heated ii mi "You're a liar!"
I lo-III -f lilleleaiii the pickpockets.
man who breaks ln0 word -the
Iiecfcaiu may tasli good but. it's
i-.-hl comiort aiicr all.
liulei., -way the people, out the
s. hool ma. -i- r -way's the rulers.
The iiu aiicl man out is one who
l.ll-'Ws who will be next presidclll but
Will Hot tell..
Ibni'v Ihrgh opposes angling because
't let only lacerates the fish, but en-
om in llhnoi. il a man washes his
fa- t vv a e a ila v and vv 1 ai a collar, I hey
1 alt lulu a dude.
I he man who ilnnk nothing but
in water i. the
w ell ( 1 gh al
j Adam wa; not a poly gatuist. al
tl gh in his day he married all the
VV 1 .1111-11 ill til'' Will Id.
If you hear a man sav that there is
! very little gambling going on at prcs-
"ni yen can safely inter that ho knows
110 bi th r.
N ouiig Muggins recently became a
; parly ) a very interesting slcight-of-,
hand pel 1 on nance. 1 1 .s girl ga e him
; the mitten.
not her nihilist i,- 1, lot has been Utl
' earthed in Kit, ia. v In 11 t he zar en-
teicilihe bi'eakiast loom the other day
I In- found ivvo American cucumbers
ami a melon right on his plate.
"Were you in the late war?" asked
asitcran of a badly demoralized citi
zen who came hobbling down the street
on a i riilch. "I don't Know bow late
V'-u 1111 an," was the s.td reply; "she
gave me this en-' last night befor-t-
I iinil of Unman Sw i 111 mi 111; Speed.
I he ni ni, --! limit of human switn
1 1 1 1 ' 1 speed is two milt - ill one hour,
and 11:110 mdes has in v . r been done in
live hours Yet in the face of these
la-I,, we an- told that a young woman
sw am, .lutic ilo. eighteen biiles in 1 ss
than live hour,, the truth being that
sin- swam six or seven miles and drift
ed Ihe remainder of the distance. We
also learn thai a man swam in the
Hudson twenty miles in six hour ; ,-iml
also read of two gentlemen, win., only
a lew day s .Ig", swam Ii v e miles in one
hour and len minute.. A simple illus
trate 11 will 1 1 1 1 1 ice I he.-e erroneous re
ports I" their 1 1 1 1 ii I ;i 1 1 1 t it al absurdity.
Sipp-set'al tin. iilinary swimmers
be I hrovv n into t he l!as river, loot of
F.iL'hly -third street. New York, at the
middle ,,f ebb tide. Let the first swim
down lowui'dthc I lattery, and ill about
fifteen iiiiiiules lu-will pass the I'.lack
vvell id. ind hospital, having, according
lo the n. vv style of report, swum a
mile and a half in liltecn minutes. Let
Ihe second man lie on his back and
Moat, without moving hand or foot. In
about tvviuly liv e minutes he will also
pa -s I he hospd al. without swimming a
stroke. 1.1 the Ihiid man swim up
.I leant 1 1 .vv aid llailim, ami in about
foity live minutes he w ill find himself
diilling, bit litsl.dovvn by the hospi
tal. Ilcioiihlnot haw swum tin-re,
for he swain all the time in the other
direction. A lit th-st inly of these ex
amples would tend to increase the ac
curacy and intelligibility of swimming
Taming a Wolf.
Al a recent meeting of the anthrop
ological society of France, at which
the uipposcd descent of the dog from
the wolf was discussed, M. H.'irb nir
din said that he had brought up a wolf
that was as gentle as a lamb. It was
also remarkably intelligent, and could
open the doors by turning the handles.
When it heard a clock strike it would
stand on its hind legs ind move the
hands round with its paws. It wa:
fond of perfumes, and livJ on the
best of terms w ith poultry aud other
animals, but had a great aversion to
cats. M. de Mortillut, on the. nt hoi
hand, said that he had been cudoavor-
ing in vain to tame wolves. Ite found
them gentle enough so long as they
w.?re young, but they becaaie Myage
at the adult age.