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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOR AND irtOrtUETOR.
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Onoory, nnoj-nrir, -..
Wiirmi.y.FUiituiitlia . .
lie enpy, tine mouths, . .
iITTSH!. CHATHAM (JO., X. C, I !:' KM MCR 15, lhH.i.
K'-r largur ad rrtlMiuems liberal rontr.ii.-ts wlO
By bitter pllgrimnsa he sought to win
Those fur dim towes that bo would roam
Thragb paths of peril, lonil with itjin
Down cltusmt of lailure, white with human
Put-l kriiket of trencher-, whence tlio tij;er
O'er Mvatiip-1 of envy, where the scorpion
Htscnept feet i t--- t on H tml toiittnin
The limit", b'tiiiK of II. ul l'"iil iluimiin.
Ami them ul Inil, woin fusil vi- of fit",
lf clutcllH Highly t liiri iu Hi Hit.' 4 He.
A moment more, hiiiI tshilii its pruti'l eii
The tnvri would rock, tin- uiii!a io.ilil un"
Hut then, evo-t then l.y sumo foif.lnoni pio
He 'In '"ililn. cm hit. lips h ul vnkp. one
.'.yn. Fitiirilt, in llirti't .Uayiztne.
GIRL OVERBOARD ! "
A Malloi 's Vm ii of II mv lie Allnirtril to
1 had just returned from one of the
periodical wild goose chase alter
wealtti that on ui red hern so often in
the early times. It is needless to say
that I ha I not made my fortune. Like
most of the millers, 1 had coinebatk
"liroke." J was looking around for
something to do, wlien 1 found an
opportunity to go as sieoiid mate of
the hark Wlm. 'hi't, hound for
Honolulu. I n-eeptcd the ehau
gladly; I was 1 iii.tfinu; for a voyage in
Mue water, and. bidding tnrcvvell to
Sal! I'l'.lllti.seo. we wen- mihII howling
along upon our voyage. We had a few
passengers, in mt of them traveling to
lie- islands in :' ar.di of health; olio of
tlieiu, a aptain Hudson, of Marys-
ville. was going after his wile and
daughter, Alio had made I he trip six
or eight months before lor the l enelit
of Mrs. Hudson's l.eaMli. The voyage
and change liiid so improved bertha'
(die now b il well, but so homesick that
she was ansimis lo get la k to Marys
i!le. Captain Hud o i was an old !all.
w ho had beep a long tinn a..!iore, so he
was glad of this oppo; t unity to make a
trip with his old liieiid, the captain !
the bark, and intended to return with
ns. I le was a jov ial o'd fellow, and
the best "yarn-spinner" I ever heard.
Tlv voyage was a pleasant one, and il
did not seem long belore we sighted
the island of CMihu, and entered the '
harbor of Honolulu.
The Hawaiian capital was then a
very lively port; whaleships were re
pairing and lifting for the Arctic fish
ing ground.; other were loading with
oil for the long voyage " 'round the j jjn bets were pointing toward tlio
Horn." home, and t wo men-o'-war - - 'zenith. A somewhat disheveled feini
i:ngli:,h and American-were lying in pine head was pointing toward nadir,
the outer harbor. While we were in ! jSs Hudson had executed a neat
port the American officers gave a ball somersault backwards over the chain,
on board ship, to which I received an , Cunning past the skylight. I shouted
invitation. The main or spar-deck was : to our captain: "Miss Hudson lias
cleared, the guns run out, and an awn- fallen overboard:" then, throwing off
ing housed the entire dei:k, which w;u j lny mat, hat and slippers, I cut the
handsomely trimmed with Hags of all : life-preserver loose abaft the rudder
nations, and lighted by battle-lights ' j.ud. 1 told the man at the wheel to
and Chinese lanterns; the deck was I ,mt tho helm hard down and let the
scrubbed as white ius wood can be made, ; bai-u come up to the wind so tiny
and waxed to perfection: the band I could throw her aba 1; and stopper
played on the forecastle, and altogether j steerage way. In much less time then
it was its complete and handsome a it takes to write all tlcse particulars, I
ball-room as one would wish to see. j ,.,, jupihed overboard, and wa svviin
Thcre were a few American and , pdng toward the struggling girl. In
English ladies present, but most ol the i h, r fall she had turned a complete
fair ones were native girls, who would j somersault, .striking the water with her
rather dance than eat at any time. feet; her skirts and dress bad formed
The dusky king, with his aids and J a bag such as little girls make when
members of the cabinet, all in uniforio,
the American and Fnglish ollicers in
gold lace- and brass buttons, made a
most brilliant picture. Captain Hud
son was one of the guests, and intro
duced me to his daughter. I asked her
to dance, but she declined. Evidently
. the mate of a merchantman stood no
t how among so many brass buttons.
1 contented myself with the native
belles. Wedid not leave the ship until
daylight, and to this day 1 have pica.
ant memories of that most delightful j
Our stay in port w as very brief, and
the Hag was soon hoisted announcing to
till wanting passage that the lime had
arrived to come on board. Before long
we parted with our pilot, and as we
left the violet island slowly sinking in
the west, I said to myself that when 1
had made my fortune that land should
be my home. Youthful visions!
They are gone. I have grow n older
1 hope wiser and the island is not my
t n the hoiuew ard trip we had twelve
passengers--Captain Hudson, wife and
(laughter, and the wives of two
missionaries going home to the Eastern
BtateB on a visit and to regain color.
I found that all foreigners hleai bed out
to a dead w hite, and had no color at all
after living a few years at the islands.
Miss Hudson was the only young
woman on board, and I naturally
thought she would affect my company,
as 1 have been told many times 1 was
good looking, and always thought
those who told mo so extremely sensi
ble people. 1 was rather a dandy of!i
cer then, anil iiite as conceited an
J young men generally aro. Conse'Htent-
j j ly ' expected to make all impression on
j Mi-.H Hudson's heart, ami looked I'or-
l to ,avjng ner charming company
in my watches on deck. Alas! I was
Badly disappointed; she hardly deigned
to treat me civilly.
'J'lie cabin nf our hark was llu.-h with
Hie main deck, running t w iihin a l'-w
feet of the main-ma d. ha. big state
room ion eat h side, the centre being
the s.ilooii or dining room, with a i'Mir
skylight for light and air. The top of
the rahin was the ipiartcr or poop-dee.!,
and around this house n det K w- had
no bulwarks nrr.iil. instead, tlmi" were
some iron stanchions a lew leet apart.
I witli a chain running around two
sides and acrost the al ter part, as a
i lif...n ,i-1 -n.u ...i.,,. i. ,.i i l.wilt
alter tie1 li.it k eani" to tliis i .1, in
order to give nn-rc cargo Minn and
better pa soller IO'i omuii'dat i"iis.
Several limes when Mi.-s Hudson was
oil ih" k sl.e ha I sal dow ii mi tlie i haill
and swung herself t i and fro, led. liter
on by her hands. I thought ii .so dan
gerous that one day I spoke to her
'rardoii hie, M iss Hudson," said I,
"hut if ymi are not i , ireful you will fall
nei hoard so'oe day. Thai i . too risky
an itinu-.iiiiciit, for tic ve .el may give
a lurch at any time and throw ymi oil
All the thanks I pit lor my warnin;;
was this cutting speech:
" Von will nliliije un'.
attend to your hnsines .,
tend to mine."
'I"he voiini' woman
r, if von w ill
and I will at-
sw in'in an I 1 resumed my pacing on
deck. As I turned away, I vowed in
wardly never to trout. lo her any nmre
with my join! advice, hut to put a
stopper on my jaw tackle.
A few days alter this, I ha I taken
my waich at twelve o'i lo. k. when all
were taking dinner ec( pt the watch
mi deck. We were sailing along on a
free wind with all t!u- w ather slud
s.iils set, making si: 1. u .Is. I was
pas dug fore an I aft. the ib c!:. h--teuiug
to the varus being slum a' lie- dinner-
table: th" syiig!if ha I b- u ...f ..r
.lay.', and I could hear ev en i aiiig sai I
al the table. Miss llud...i:i, hav ing lin
islii d her dinner, came tit. oa deck and
went alt. taking her ihii.iI place mi the
chain near the man at. Mie wheel.
Fvery time I went all I looked into
the binnacle to see if the wheelsman
kept the ship up on her emirse. ( inee,
as 1 turned at the break of the deck to
go alt, 1 looked toward where Miss
Hudson was sitting. Thero had been
ii change. A li.iirof svminetrieal fein-
they whirl themselves round and
round and then suddenly crouch down
iu tho infantile amusement called
"making cheeses." in' the same way
the air under the girl's skirls had so
buoyed her up and proteited her that
her head and shoulders were not at. all
wet. As I swain up close to her. sdio
tried to throw her arms around my
peck, but baeke I o'f and told her I
was Pol used to being so familiar with
ladies 1 was iml acquainted with.
she tried it again, and then 1 could not
resist the temptation to retort for the
speech of a few days before.
"Listen to me." said I. "The air is
escaping from under your skirts, and
you aro gradually going down. If ymi
continue to struggle and attempt to
grasp me, I will leave you and let you
sink. All you have to do is to keep
still. All I have to do iu to swim up
behind you, and put this life-preserver
under your arms. Attend to your
business, and 1 will attend to mine."
Whether it was that alio really re
gained her presence of mind, or that
her self-possession came from anger al
my unfair retort, I never knew.
had said it for that reason, however.
She ceased struggling, and 1 soon h id
the lift -preserver over her head. 1
kept one hand on it, and swam with
the other arm, thus keeping us both
up. As we rose to the crest of the
waves we could see the boa! lowered
and started toward us, and in a few
moments wo were lifted into it, and,
returning to the bark, rau in under
the falls, and were hoisted safely on
hoard, only a little wet.
Well, hy the hearty hug Mis. Hud
son gave ine, 1 didn't consider her j
lunch of an invalid. We all became '
very good friends before the end of the ,
voyage, which wa a remarkably
pleasant one, as fro.n the time we
sheeted home, inr topsail and tm'.of
le aded them at I loiioliil.i, we never
disturbed lie, n untd we lulled them
in the harbor at s:m I'raticiseo.
.Mi-s lluf.oii and my-elf did )'
inairy each other -this story doesn't ,
end in that way. When we arrived in
San Francisco, the lirst. person who
came on hoard from the Merchants'
Ku iian.cd news boat, oil' Meigs'
wh.ii'f, was Miss Undent's intended,'
a young merchant at Marsille. and
a lew days alter 1 ;i ti-1 as best man at
a wedding that tool; place in the old
licfhel hip church on I .'avis street, be
tween flay and Washington. Then-.
Fat le r Taylor spliced William Harding
and Mary Unison. I was presented
with a handsome specimen, a :.hicld of
virgin : il I, given me l y M--. Harding
as a luciii ato. which 1 lost when ship
wrecked mi the brig North licinl a few
ye ars al ter. There is an old story of a
young man who, when he was lir-t '
married, thought his wife so sweet lie !
could have eaten le i, and si s ; months j
afterward Wished Ic had. l.'eineiiiber- :
in 'tliis, I haw- sometimes wondered
whether Harding would iiae given
un a laiger specimen had I riot desert
ed mv p o.,t to carry a life pres' rver ti
his sweet heart, and in lieu thereof aU '
tended to mv business.
llow "Fiu le Tom's Cabin" Came (o he
.foiin .1. .lewett. the original publish
er of I'ikIc Tom's f.il. in," said:
' 'Froli .Mir stowo was in favor of
selling I he manuscript for a sum. I'll
tell my wife," said he to me, 'that it
she can get a good black silk di' si nr
lilly dollar iu money for the story she
had In Iter take it.' "
"Iio von believe Ilia1 you could have
bougM. tin- story for .'. y "
"I believe that I could have bought
it f'..r Jj:..
"o I trge were t,. order; for tho
book (ha! fi'i'iu the day I litsl began to
print it the eight presses never stopped
for si months, d.tv or night, an I even
then there were complaints that, the
volume did not appear fast enough. In
a little while I was able t ) inform the
Professor and Mrs. stowe their per
centage already amounted to $l,tw,
and although my contract with tin-in
required ine to give a note only, I
would pay them that sum iu cash."
"How did they receive the informa
tion?" "They seemed a little dazed by the
news. The sum was so vastly beyond
anything they expected or had hither
to possessed, that it appeared to them
like a great fortune. When they called
at my oilicu I handed Trofessor Stowe
my check for $(),i)(.ii, payable to his
order. Neither the Trofessor nor Mrs.
Stowe had ever before received a check
they told me, and they did not know
w hat to do with it or how to get the
money represented. I explained to the
j ifessor that he must indorse the i
check and present it for payment. I
advised him to deposit the money in
the same bank. We went, thither to
gether. I introduced him to the pres
ident and the professor opened an ac
count. After instructing him how tu
keep his check book, and so on, and
cautioning him and his wife never to
go about, with more than live dollars
in their pockets, I ba le them good day,
and they wept on their way rejoicing.
When 1 gave them a second check I'm
flo.iiini. I loiind they needed no fur
"How many copies of 'I'ucle Tom'
did ymi publish? "
"More than iklii.iinii sets of two vol
umes each were publisliul the lirst
year. After thai the demand fell off." ;
lay (build's Library.
.lay (build's library is one of tht
most remarkable things about that re
markable man. Not only docs it con
tain all the standard classical works ol
history, .science, liuauee, fiction and po
etry, says the writer, but iu certain
glass cases, well guarded with stroii"
wire net work outside, tomes of ini- '
mouse value and great age. and many;
an inditio prineeps which would delight !
the heart of a bibliophile. This room ,
is the one holy of holies of the mil- I
lionaire, the mysterious chamber which I
ltliiebeard forbade even the wife ol
his bosom to enter. No person except
Mr. Could is allowed to touch his pre- :
cious books, even his factotum, Mores I
iui, avoiding that dangerous ground 1
With all his business cares, Mr. Conic
is a close student, and singularly wel
versed in g( r.eral literature. A well
known-New York lawyer once said ol
him that he was the best authority or
the law of corporations II the United
A FISH WITH A WE (TOM.
I'oirrr nf Hi. NitokI I i.Ii In lis Attacks
on Vrs.rls llltislrulril In Some Kr
In 1871 the little yacht lj, d Hot. of
New Bedford, Mass., engaged insvvrd
fJshing, was struck by one of these
fishes so effectually a.' tu sink her.
She was ultimately I -i i " I up and af
terward it -ed by Tr.
v ice of the Fish ( 'o,
cester schooner, the
way to (ieorge's T
struck at night b.
:a.nl in the .-er-
;, i.iiiii':. on her
. in i -i". w.i
hull to a dis-
tam e Of two feet. I lie shm k was dis
tinctly fell by the i aptain. The listi
finally broke awn, . lets ing its weapon,
that if il bad pubul nit would have
undoubtedly sunk til" vessel. As It
was. she leaked badly.
.1.1'. Ilaiwood, ma ler of the Brit
ish hrigaut me I'oituiiaie, reported an
instance similar to this. While on hi;
pa-sage from the b'io (ir.mde. tins ; h p
was struck by a large li h, w bo h made
the vessel shake very much. Ti .ul
illg lhesliii had been lin i-clv 'rin k by
the tail ol some si -a inoi . .! !', he t -ml
no I nil her iiote-e of the ie 'liter ; I- il,
lifter disi bar ;iug the r.irgo al liilil
corn and coming into the ( ana l ; b.iH'-
tille-llock, he o-ii one o l'oc.hl,k-
ends iii the ; li-rn .-plil. and. i-u l-...cr
examination, be tii.-i " i ' d that a
swonl-iidi had ili'ivcn hi: sword com
pll tely (hi, Hl;.l the plallk, f'-'o- inches
in th.icklie-s. c,is nig I'e- p i iilol the
swt-rd ncaijy i ight iin hi . lor -a -.'h i In
plank. 'I In n-li in its .-.'n; hi'"!:"
the sword oil led w it'i th- out -id- "f
the vessel, and by d, ail.,..'-. m Un
ship 1-i-t nearly a io- t h ngt 'i d He
very dangerous weapon vvi'h which it
is armed. 'I iieie is no il.-u':. i thai this
solncwhai silir-il'ai' oec i;iti took
pkec v, h- ii the vi s -I w,,, s'pie!. a..
ap'aiu I larvvi'od .e ; rii-e I.
A sw or-l-Psh w.'"biii!, o ! l - ! r h ti ti -(In
d p ailnl . ! i il- k I he .hiav ''--al of
Captain I . T. I'hui'h.'.v. v. :.:! I,- was
hauling a inacki re! sei.e-, o:;' Tin Is
land, and came :n.o' sinking her. The
captain made se viral hali'-lntches
around the v..-a;o:i an! '.in1 I. h was
secured, and sent to I nil -.u Market.
The sWerd Was neatly i'MI leet i - -.
A few yean ;i"-i II: brig T. M. I inker
was hauled up al lie- Norfolk .-iiii-ard
for repairs, and upon examina
tion il was found that the leak was
caused by a sword-li h, tin- sword being
foiinii broken oil', forward the bands,
about sixteen leet aKi!i the fore-foot.
The iish, in .striking !!n ve.-scl, must
have come vith gi'-a' force, as the
sword pom trate I the copper sheathing,
a four inch birch plan' , and through
tin- timbers about .i inches - in all
about ten inches. It occurred in the
morning when tho ship wa. eighteen
days out from liio, ami in the neigh
borhood of Cape St. l;o.iio. she was
pump'-d about four o'clock in the
morning, and found In f water. At
six o'clock the same morning she was
again pumped, when water was ob
tained, and, on examination, it was
found that she had made ten im lies of
water. Tho men wen- kept steady at
the pumps until her arrival at liich
liioiid, and while there and on her trip
Captain Dyer, of New Bedford, had
a curious experience some years ago.
lb' struck a sword-iisli from a thirty
foot boat, forty miles south-west of N'o
man'! Land, threw overboard the keg,
tacked and stood by to the windward
of it. When nearly abreast of it Hie
man at the masthead tailed out:
"Why; here he is, right alongside."
The Iish was then about ten feet from
the boat, and swimming in the same
direction, Iml when begot where ho
could see the splash of water around
the bow he turned and struck the boat
about two feel from the stern and just
below the water-line. Theswor l went
through the planking, which was of
cedar an inch ami Ihree-ipiarters thick,
into a lot of loose iron ballast, break
ing (.IT short al the fish's head. A
number of boats, largo ami small, have
been "stove" by sword-lish on our
coast, but always alter the Iish had
The power of these fishes is incon
ceivable. In the planking of the ship
Leopard a sword was found that, had
pierced tin- sheathing one inch, then
through a three-. nch plank, and be
yond that three ami a half inches into
the hard oak timber. The men at work
estimated that it would take to drive an
iron spike a similar distance nine heavy
blows Irom a twenty-live pound ham
mer. In an examination of the ship For
tune, a sword was found that had been
driven through tho copper sheath
ing, a board under-sheathing, a three
iui h plank of hard wood, then through
a solid white-oak timber twelve indies
thick, then through another two and a
half-inch hard oak ceiling, and finally
through the head of an oil barrel,
where it stopped, not allowing a drop
of oil to escape. A solid shot could
hardly have done much greater dam
age, A good example of timber dam
aged in tliis way can be seen in the
museum of the Chiladelphki Academy
THE SfJl'ATTEK'S UliE.
lie a Krltind II III VrrV llvn.lre
Sevrral weeksfgoa parly of revenue
men stopp-d at t!i" rude house i f an
Arkansas " ..ipi.it ler." ih saw ,! a
glance who th, - w re, and when tbi y
; I -1 to li.m, b- li:np. d out to the
ifow do ymi do, .ir ." sa:d t'.i" com
mander of the s pin I.
Cutty weli, tiiauk yer. Won't yer
light an' hitch -"
",o, w e a-ein .in, ti-' hin.: ! a hurry.
What n g I l and vvoiih y"
" I hat' .- singular."
"It i I Ii ler some folks, but it
a n't t'-r me. ;-it v thar, .Inn" turning
I to his s ill, "drive tin- ovv outeii Hie
house. Col she nioiii t un over the
sugar li' iii an' Midi the young 'un."
j "1 1 1 von i,ii,,w a iu in in t !os peigh
! hoi hood nam I'ob lil.ik- niore'r"
j "!. !i" got a sort o' m ,o i . v.- ,ci on-
side an' a sori o' la ny day eye mi
j tulhel '-"
j " I 'l ll'.s His lii.iu, I holie .-c."
j -.-. rier wa'ks like he didn't, ken-
I v b.-n- le v, as - .v. inc. do be"
j ""ics, ll'otu what I kn..vv id him he
i ler wlcne -, w hen be talks, like lie
I wa-a loiigui' lur . in inn' h" ant got r"
! "lie", tie. man. I have p.. d ubi."
i ' War. i par .,' ...bo.- wh.t' w as mad-i
by ,'osll ?-i illllll Ills. Ul il Olie he I t'li-'l'
way an' lu'la-i- tba'cr way," making
signs vv itli his hand .
; "III. it's tin- individual. When-can
! 1 liud Ii: m r"
! "Well, el' yer I u ev biui a; well ;n I
do ye.- ou.ea. r l.ii.nv '.Vbai' o liud him."
w. II as I
Wile Sh" '
i I ymi s--e him la .t . "
'il "oil- , I 111" ;i., fine
i Ih" III I. 'I he fast lies' 1
lint lit. We lit till his
iii" an' then t.H my wife
i sin oliie,
; aw bile we
i slu i,i me
I up, an' my w ib
W ile .-he III bile,
i 1,n "
"Well, wed-ai't mi... anything about
' that. I'd Idee to kll-.W V. in I'e W .III
j liud him, a i we i ,in doiinl e,s st i ike a
1 It'.! le."
"Ya, I nl It-iii mi- tell yer. say, Jim,
! did yer drive out tin- mov r"
"Ya . pap."
"I id In- spill the young "un."
"Look here, my friend."
"I'on't know as I'm yer friend, but
I'm er lookip' thar."
"We want to liud !!! Chikcmure."
1! tell ton how ter I iid him t f
! that's vvhiit yer want, see that hog
'Wall, take that patli till yer come
ter the deer-lick. Bob's a mighty
hunter an' yer air mighty likely ter
find him thar."
"Siippos b" isn't there?"
"Then I ken tell yer 'acily where he
"uminers else. Say, Jim, is the sow
all right .-"
"LoolJn' thar agin."
"We want to go into the house."
"Sart inly, coino in," and the party
dismounted and entered. After look
ing around, and seeing nothing hut a
bed, a kettl", a sugar t rough cradle and
a baby, they went away. After tiny
had been gone awhile, a bl inket in one
comer of the room moved and Bob
Blakemnre's head appeared. All the
time the old "sipiattcr" had been en
gaging the revenue men in conver
sation. Blakeinore, who knew that
lliglit would be useless, was digging a
hole in the dirt tloor, and when he
had crouched down and ovi'icl him
self with the blanket, the boy , .lim, dis
covered that the sow was "all right."
. I rim limn I nn n . -.
A Trial of Horses al Heavy Tiilliipr,
In trials made pot long ago at tin
Illinois industrial univcrsitv it a-
! proven that a pair of mmc than or
dinarily powerful farm horses, one
weighing about l.Jl.'iO pounds and the
other over 1,-loit pounds, at a "dea l
pull" drew 1,'HXl and l.ni'i each. Tub
was done when the band was tight
ened so that the straightening of Hit
traces gave the horses tlio benefit ol
their own weight. With loose band,
allow ing the traces to rise naturally,
each horse drew olio pounds less.
These horses were both well shod
Anotlu r horse of about the same ap
parent strength as these, but unshod,
couid only draw ('7.r pounds with tight
haul. In each case the horse wa
hiti lied to the end of a rope about 1 -
feet long, having the bent lit of tin
retching of the rope as a n lief from
a "dead pull." The maximum strength
seemed t be exerted at eaidi trial. Ml
the horses being accustomed to heavy
The Kevciileen-ycar Locusts Due In
The seventeen-year locust Is not, as
many suppose, seveial years late. He
is due in K very I tody knows th"
insect winch buzzes and hums from
the limbs of our trees. The veins in
its wings maik a Won its bat k, ami
its note is heard at intervals of about
three minutes. This is the couimon
rfr-nln nntiiiiiii'ih. It is with us ev
ery year. Its brother, til" seventeen- '
y al '. ' -ti i'. b.i - tiie W -ii n i V'tiM mi
it , b.e I. .md is a l,!t:e smaller. It.
coiiitsiugie.it sv. anil.., but doe. no j
eiea! aiiaenit of damage. I'op'ilar i
i prejudice is ag.l-li-t the .evci,ti t n-year j
year locu t. It is I'.nuly b.-iie .. cd by j
1 sum-- that gn at in-a'tabiy prevails d-ir-
1 ing it . .-lay. a .d Hull it.' hit.- i . fat d. j
These ide.i , are eri'orieoiis a- :ii- -t pop- '
; uhir en'ouiolog:. al Hn-oi ii J. Tne i u- j
,. . j; ,i .iei i -insect. The j
se'.t-s only ' b". long eieii.-h t-i Plate.;
, The male de - iu .i day two, and!
thefepiih, w ith a .pur, vviiie'i is ear !
rit-'l In ue.it ii I in- all ! i'ii'-ii, punctures a .
small brant b of a tn e v ilh bill" bole -, j
I -U' ' g.-'i- 'hen depo-ili.l ill -a h liole- '
! 'n.e lii"l bet' die ill ' igli' or lea day.-,
j ami He- eg.-- hatch by themselves. The j
, larva lap to tin- group I .old c nil - ;
: lut-nee to dig. Iv-eii'mdly t In ( m - j
bryo in 1 1 imd l!ie;r a.i t" the ut - j
j termost root , .,: tin- t Tin re t hey j
exist f. I' s: vl.-eii y. ai.- an I a few :
months, undergoing 'I'-vcl-i, n.epi in'
: II. o jierfe, l I,.. ii,l. 'I in n- -I i . tl.e
sap ol tin- lre. In ! " . iii-i-n years,
I ie.,e re! II. II t i the earl il it I pl'eil.n e :
Ibc young, which go through th- -.i;- ',
priii -ess. Tin- locu .1 ( a' . u. iii.'ig j
Wlien above gt-oip.d. b- :U" pi-1'. ,! I
with no no i it ii. A .-p.-ce-. of Liant
wasp, v.lin h ca; i i'-s a poi lei,. sting, ;
!; its i p. my , anion : ol ia-r - i r. I - .mi,
be.i.ts. It sfngs t:,. ! i'-l ami ar
lie:, it 1 1 ! I I . I l . ) : i lo its lies!. 'I he ,
belie1' that the , u-.i's st dig ii la'.li.
arises I rom t le-f,i I ' h. i1 pel -. ;. , . un ,
' titint! bnis!i away a lo u t 1 Ii.it has ,
fallen fi'oiu a In .ni. 'a ahe.c, and are j
s! iing by Ho vv.; p -a hi- !i is t liuging !
to its victim ii-i.,',-. rve.l. 'I'i.e :.; ing of
Ibis vv.l.-p is ..,.:,i, tones f ;;;l. 'I lie
fit if,'. i li.il i.i, tiv I id! 1. 1 ii ;.' ar lo
I us! ., art . m. lib r .p '. ine !: - .1 lie red
Veil. cd ci si., v !, !: . . lie ', be i ' I'-- I il"
main a:niy; so. l ib- iii ar-- with n
now. The farmer might well l -joi.e
-eciu'eiy in iii- grow ing crops if every
in. le. t were as harmless as the so t .illetl
lot list, W ho ii- II !li' pie Voice t Ii rough I lie
siilumcr Woods is only a part in the
fo-i r'oin- i a' i-.n of la y sumncr sou, ids.
- e I'l, I'll- suit.
A llainitil Tlii'iei'vli the Ilea. I.
A rallu r rduai l.abl - proplieey was
brotiglii prominently to light by tins
I,,!. '! i. h !.oi in- t la i maul, l.arly 'n t In
ii vt-li!.'. nl h century Lady Tichboiiie
beg-o il ol her Im lie ii' I to create a dole
lor tb- peer; that In should -t t asnb a
pmt am ol laml. tin- proilucl of which
should ! given Ihem. Tin lady at
the time was sh 1 ill bid, and in t ex
jtctctl to live long, lb r hnsband. ta
IIV. id the gilt if e-sli !'-. told her he
Would give all thegr -und she would
walkover. In spit" o! her enfeebled
lopditii.p and the in mediate danger of
death, she left her bed and actual,';,
crawled over sou-nil acn-s (.f e.,,,.,1
ground, and was carticd I .n 1. In Im
bed I" die. Thai portion of land I
called Crawl: to the prcsep I day.
Before lur t'ealh -he cade this
prophecy that ifthcdolc were neglect
ed tin- house would lail. Ibat Hie
family would Lcc.uiic extinct liomhick
of ma'e In ir,; that a gem rat ion would .
nppear having seven sons and no:
ilaughl'Ts.ail 1 1 In- cneiafion fol'-.w ing '
wimld have :-i u p li nigliti-is and no
tons, and iu this way the) would;
lifetime ext im t.
'I he dole was continued until IT'.1'.'. -In
I-" ! p.nt of the hoi se b H. Mr
Henry Tu libol lie, seventh of the panic,
Hull of Ibc one who stopped tin-dole,
had seven sons am! in- ilanghtci s.
Sir lb my Ti. bboii.c. i i-l.th ! the i
liaiue ami chlest sen ol the above, bad
seven daughters and no sons. j
The prophecy and its I uliilluicpl are j
too lengthy to loilow out; but a b-w I
years ago the fortunes of the house i
depended on a single male heir, and
then the dole was re-established, anil I
aftcrthis that punv little lellow seemed :
to thrive. Of course it remains to be i
seen whether or no the rc-cstablisliing
of the dole has broken 'he spell. I
Wailing for Hie Cow.
A bov was sent Hi milk the cow, and
after be had been gone over two hours j
his lather si arte, tout toluol him up. He
loiiinl bim sitting patiently ona three
legged stool in the conic- of a ten-acre
What the mischief are you silling
there for?" demanded theirale father.
"Why don't you do your work ami
get back to the house ?"
"liecause," answered the boy, "tlie
teacher said to-day that nil things come
to him who waits, and I am waiting
for the cow," Vhiludtlphia Cull,
A feoe mil v b- . f il white
loe-.M-rii lit-iiil thut'it uf hing;
A il :t l.ii ft ii. i, y lit lull of I P'lt
t n .- ti be t 1 1 I linl'a lumikitig.
'Jls not ll:t i ;l jest piilf
l"-.i v. Ii i li M.iir ilm wiilows
'Jl-e le , I.:;,m. -1.IW Ifllt-C
Wa.- Ii on' t.i tl.e pillow.
II Ho I,.' V Le II lieiS II .111-
'Jin.' loif !- nni;;. nin unlml them;
Hat. I. t :iie i ie.-K.-s w.iin
i in i.t, mvt. (,
i.l cm: find them.
I-'"i tin- lovt-l who leivi-tiiii nitlo
0 il .-..ill-no in I,. I i ogli 1 1 veil;
Hut nil ' I'el I'.c ; I ,ves we liuil,
Ibtve it v, ti ii-ler hi'iiveii!
Sett b II i. not .1.4 tin t MK-ct
'J'l ul - .inlie tlie .pi,l, i-u i-oriowj
Ainu' I " tin eiiv In I
Xii.il niiiv not iti-l In nun row.
Advice toan egoiis1ie.il blower: Shut
down your w iml. oh'
Many a woman who does not know
even the multiplication table can
"figure" in s-ieiety.
Many a young m.-iu who works hard
during tin- day allows hi hands to go
to wai -1 dm ing tin- evening.
"I (ill the Bill." .-aid Willie, when he
goi iuo his mother's pre-., rve clos,,t
Ami I foot the Bill," remarked papi.
ov i ! le-ni ing t he solilo.piy.
1 in- !. e . v ii i -i. on: . ilje cnimtiy
III -ee, - ,.; -, t- I el' !f.
V. - I:! ' !.:,.-'!) e'l ry 1iii: j.'iv,
il le -1 " I.i- seiiur l.ltnsi ,f.
"I w oiihlu't i.i nd il s i mm li," said
Hie '.-1 y.mtb. -if he'tl bring a ilif-f-
rep' bi!l oi i a .iop illy. But I'm
boit 1 1 t i i. ,i ii it Ii si eing the same old
1. 11' '
AiiH-.-ny '! r. lb said that an i'.1-
!::l:' g -b;i!-i ' !.( ;- vv 1 1 1 t keep billl
lr- in iiiit.t .i,g. T!,i, -ho-vs Mr. Troi
l. pc s t -. us i n il v. Aii ill liding
iiitt- ii ir ',- id p al : the av.-i'.ige man
i!,.n'. ' .le at i.,.;.:ty.
.o!!.i-ig disgti -1 a young lover in
lav. ml. r pani " much as lo lind that
t .e p ;r:o i.'.o.ii in-has bet ii occupying
b r 1' l.isl hour has been list (1 as a
"twisii,'' ip the thildren's candy
pub ,. ). oo.bt belore.
i.ir-l. t i 1 1 I-. .- ' asks a writer. iu
--, i : n a .niri u1 ailn le, Ii' Hiey do,
-, vi.aii-1 111.' to know vvb;;t a canary
b id Unui, ol the fat woman who
-lands up in a i hair ami "lalks baby"
II r.mgii the I ra s wires of its
While i he ,'in aiigeiiieiits were being
mad. i',,r a i nrly a few evenings agot
t y..uii-r lady pret'.cut innocently in'
! n i i i d : "Is the invitation to embrace
tin-young hidie-" "Oh, no!" replietl
a iinii.ii man, "the gentlemen will
attend to that." Ami now the young
la ly wonders what the young man
Hie was in the dimly-lighted recep.
lion room of a city dry goods store;
ami. wnll. ing up to a tall luirn r placed
again -1 the wall, remarked: "Why,
bow caineyou heieV" Then, observing
some surpi'i-e, not to say amusement,
it) the l.n es of the other occupants of
the roopi, she saw her mistake and
excl.iii 1 ip great t onfusion; "I
Ibou-hi it was my sister; we're
Origin of Tapn anil Mninina.
Aneaily instance which occurs to
ine is in the "Beggar's Opera," (1727.)
where Tolly Teacbum, I think It is,
speaks of -papa." The modern change
from "papa" and "mamma" to "father"
ami "inoi ber" among the upper classes,
which began about thirty years ago,
set ins to have been a reaction against
a custom which had gradually crept
in among persons of a l.iwer grade.
As soup as common people's children
began to say "papa" and "mamma,"
those of higher gra le were taught to
saviailit i"and"inolher." It was among
mv High church friends that first
p. liccl this adoption "of "father" and
"mother." Ope tlocs not see the con
nc. t nn, but truly such is the fact.
W hen I was young, "papa" and "mam
ma" was universal among what may
be called the middle and upper classes
(if society, and to this day, "ladies of
a certain age" still use these words.
King Ceerge III, about, the year lC2,
addressed his mother as "mamma;"
so I " lind it stated in "Creville Me
moirs." Bui I do not think that
Charles II, unless he was speaking in
French, ever addressed Henrietta Ma
ria by that endearing term, and 1 felt
tolerably sure that Lady Elizabeth
never called Henry VIII "papa." On
the other baud. 1 would observe that
"papa" and "mamma" arc fast being
supplanted by the old original "father"
ami 'mother." For ten or perhaps
twenty years past children in tho up
per and middle classes have, so far as
my i-bserv iition goes, been taught to
say "father" and "mother";" ami
"papa" iind "mamma," which are
words of extreme tenderness to those
of my generation, seem now to have
sunk into contempt as a "note" of fe