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-i VOL. VI.
PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, FEBRUARY 11, 1884.
Tn tuger dTertUeawnt. liberal oootrwt. will
Tho Economical Dinner Part;.
A witv Crocodile,
Who dwelt upon tlio Nile,
IlcilKiulit hiuiull nn iliiy to fpv a dinner.
1 Kconomy," aniI lio,
"la chief of nil wi;h mn,
4nd plinll considered be us I'm a sinner."
With pnper, p: n, mid ink,
Ho out hill ilowii In think,
Anil Hi oL of nil, Sir I. ion lio invited;
Tliu null hern Woll, lio dwells
In rocky Aid in dells;
The Lenpiml mid tho Li ux, by blood united:
Then Mr. Fox, tlio Bhiowd
No 1 ivi r ho of R ud
And Minium Duck, wi h sober step nn l.intctyj
And Mr. Fn2, m'leno
In (jail) ol I) ittle Ri'twn,
Who wuililid bass, mid hare liimo!f fcd.itely.
Sir Crocodilo, content
1 lie iiiviliitiii si'ii' :
1 ho dior mn coiiin bis jii?sts wcro nil r.1
'l iny funded tli it niio gnilo
Linked In his nuiplo smile;
Knell mi ihn ol lur l'H'l.ol, and roinnwhui
A lonelily li ne they w tit ;
T-.eii hunger wii.v-.4 (jivui,
And .-till tlio hunt in eonvcr-iilinii ddiics;
At l.l-l, the tnhle'H I ii I
With covered dishes spro-id,
And out, in hnsto, tliu l,.in;iy pmty mlllo..
if nt when ihecovcin r.iised
On imply plntcs tboy gu.o',
Mil li on tlio other o ik I Willi diio intent on:
M 'mil I ick a it lan ol nil,
And Mi. Fiop; was small,
Shi" solt'y mvad iive I linn, mi I undo no men
tion, TliM Mr. Fox receive..
And iuinj: "lly join leave
F 'ine piii.i.huiem is due f.ir this tri'l'sres.
Ho s M'lol her in h .ste:
I ecu much to h:i dis m'o
lly Mr. Lynx wn-tiikcn in pneinn.
Tim Wolf, within: ii pure
In epitn f to'di .rid e'a'is
I.' It ni'thiM of I'm to t 1 the "ory;
The I, opinl, n'l rue
At liia ro'n'inn's lulu,
Mudp inti.i'tiineat ol t'.nt wn'l'n'i monster
The I.inn mNed la-iieiid
Sum) I mn K'"u." h") sml.
' It id lli:s ih Km; to l.ik his dlnn"-!"
'J'lienoll the I,! :i(t.i- 1 riMlll
W'th ini'it i-fi-lnw nnd Inn ,
And iiiikIu ii me il tip u ill it : p Hie I liiinov.
Then mw in sudden fiiir
Pir 1'iivol In iIiiiw ne ir,
A ii"l he ud hi u spo ik w.l'i fo dinj ct di.'me.
"Sini e nil of yon h.ive dine I,
Well suited to oiu mind,
You Mire' r.innot ytiel ;e ine 9nti"f teti m."
And oth, A tieal ol cnilo
I.uikeil in hh iniiplo tnnilu.
And down his thrtint tlio vn.uin; I.i in linsUnl.
"Ke noiny, i:h ine,
Is chief ol nil. ' Nil I he,
"And I mn n'lid to see t iii ii""? no: lii iR wn-tihl."
A HAPPY FAMILY.
IIV tlf. M. I.. HAY N H.
It wits Sunday. Mr. Skinnor win
tired, and thought he would lin down
in the sofa in tho back parlor and rest.
lYojile never learn by exjierieiiee, and
I ' was no exception to the eoniinon
lie lay down and ero.'sel his feet
with ii parade hardly jnsliliable tinder
the eiretiinstanee-i. His wife rame in
mid tiixw him.
"Why, Lot Skinner;" she exclaimed.
"If 1 ever heard of tho like! Lying
down on that new sofa with your boots
'in, nnd oh, nty fioodne.ss ! your head on
that be e tidy 1 had done up only last
week. You are tho most ineonsidorato
man I ever saw in my life ! "
.Mr. Skinner got up and his wife
smoothe I out the tidy and rearranged
"The idea of anybody putting a head
on that tidy," said Mm. Skinner, who
had no intention of using slang. "I
did suppose you had tnoro sense."
"I used to have," said Mr. Skinner
good-naturedly. "Yu-a-li. I could take
a nap if 1 could find a place to drop
"You ha 1 better read your Hiblo,"
said Mrs. Skinner. She wiw a good,
uncomfortable woman, so clean and
neat and orderly that she made, her
family wretched with her domestic
Something called Mrs. Skinner off
then, and when she cuno back Mr.
Skinner was gone. She sat down and
took a book, when a thought struck
her, and she bounded from her chair as
if it had been a cannon ball.
Yes, it was just us she feared ; her
husband had gone up stairs, and she
found him stretched out on the bed, on
top of a white counterpane, his grizzly,
gray head sunk deep into a white,
starched pillow-sham, with these words
embroidered in the center
Sleep sweet, beloved!"
lie was not only asleep, but snoting,
with a look of sweet content onhis wide
L-o-t Sk-i-n-n-e-r: "
lie got up in a manner that would
have done credit to a gymnast, and
.tooil staring at tho fearful hollow in
the bed and tho wrinkle I dent in the
"I declare I forgot," he said, looking
very foolish. "Alice, haven't I got a
place whero I can lay my head ? "
"Don't talk nonscDse," said his wife
sharply. Tho idea of a sober nun go
ing to bed with his boots on."
"Vould you rather I'd get "
"I'd rather you'd get some common
sense," she said. "If you must sleep
in the tlay-timo, why there's an old
lounge down in the kitchen; no one
will disturb you there. Or, I sup
pose" ungraciously "I can tako off
the ijiiilt, and tho shams, and let you
have your nap here, though its wicked,
that's what it is, to sleep Sunday. It's
a bad example to set to tlio children
and you know it."
"l!ut I urn so sleepy," answered her
husband, "my head is as heavy as lead
and I cannot keep my eyes open."
"Laziness! sheer laziness!" said his
Mr. Skinner went down stairs nnd
disappeared. The last words his wife
heard him say were that then was re-t
for the weary, but she was picking up
the embroidery on tho luis-ttscd sham
with a pin, and did not heed him.
When sho went down stairs ho was not
in sight and slio busieu herself in get
ting dinner, which on Sunday took the
place of supper, and thought no more
Sim was a distinguished woman; dis
tinguished in tho town whero she lived,
as being the cleanest housekeeper in it.
No girl could bo found neat enough to
live with her; nil tlio mioUoim in her
house were to the eifect that cleanli
ness is akiu to gndlines.v She dusted
every article of furniture in tho house
several times every day; she scrubbed
so often that tho children had chronic
diphtheria; sho scrubbed so clean tlia
at last sho scrubbed thro lgh her kitch
en Moor into the cellar, nnd was nearly
lost to the community. It va- n per
petual warfare between her and din.
Tliu front parlor was never opened to
the family, and although Mr. Skinner
had furnished it he bad never cat down
in il a liniment since. Its air was that
of a tomb. After il had been opened
to company for an afternoon, the chil
dren went round with llaimels about
their throats and drank ginger tea. U
was the handsomest parlor in the com
munity, too, and had the family pic.
lures and their marriage certificate
I rained and hung up th"n.
When dinner was ready- and it was
a good dinner, ton, for Mrs. Skinner
was a notable cook -she asked the chil
dren whero their father was.
They did not know.
This seamed strange; she questioned
them ciiiscly but they had not seen
which way he went w hen he pit'sed
through the room.
"Iidn't be say where he was going '(''
sheaskel. wondcringly, for Mr, Skin
ncr never went out on Sundays with,
out his family.
"il" sa.l he was going where he'd
have more peace,'' said little Harry
"Well, wo won't wait dinner for
him." ."-aid his wite, and they sat down
Hut a spell seemed to have fallen up.
on them, and when the dinner waj
over and cleared away, and they were In
the sitting-room with their books, there
was a sense of dreary loss, and Mrs.
Skinner sat with tho 1'ible open on her
lap, and wondered why he bad gone
out and remembered that he had looked
It was in consonance with her hab.
its of living that she got up in the mid
dle of these spocula'.iou.- to catch n
wandering and belated My and Induce
him to be annihilated.
"Strange!" she sai:l, as it grew dark.
"I'll take the children and go down to
his mother's and see if ho is there, and
f he is, I'll just give him a piece of
Hut ho was not there, and his moth
er said Lot bad looked badly the last
time she saw him, nnd she th. tight ho
scented worried; hoped it wasn't bnsi
No, it wasn't business troubles; Mrs.
Skinner knew that, and she began to
wonder if sho had cleaned her husband
out of his mind. It came over her with
sudden force that sho had been in the
habit of driving him front pillow to
post at railroad speed and at the end of
a broom or dust brush. He actually
found no rest for the sole of his foot in
his own bouse. It might have worked
upon his nervous system un'il ho had
become suddenly insane. Horrible
thought! He might have committed
She hurried home with the cnlldren
All w as gloom, she went to his bu
reau to look for bis ra 'or. It was tho
only lire arms ho pnssussed it was
Then Mrs. Manner broke down and
cried, aud the children cried, and it was
indeed a si'ene of desolation, when sud"
denly the door of that horrible parlor
opened, and an apparition---no it was
Mr. skinner himself - stood bi-fore them
looking very sheepish.
"I overslept myself." he said in a
meek, apologetic ton1 looking at the
"I should say you did," answered his j
wife, "and tho dinner is all eaten up,
but I'll fix you up something iii' e," ,
and sho went out taking th" children i
How much of it Mr. skinner ever
know it is impossible to say, but thero 1
was an immediate and satisfactory
change that at first amazed and then
delighted him. He could lay down any
where when he was tired and his wife
would throw a shawl over him, and
leave him in peace, Ilo has even been
seen to lie down on the sofa in the par
lor where ho took his l!ip Van Winkle
sleep, and nobody disturbed hint. Mr .
Skinner was at heart a woman ofsensi',
and when she realized that olio hair of
that grizzly-gray head was worth inoro
than all the pillow shams in the world
to hor, sho put the last one away in tho
company of a demented assortment of
superfluous tidies. And they are re.
ally and truly, and not in any zoologi.
cal sioise, a "happy family" now.
A Tyiiieil Mexican fily.
A correspondent writ 's thai Chihua
hua is a fine and typical Mexican city
of 20,t.H)0 inhabitants, of which number
perhaps 2)0 are of foreign birth
Germans, Americans an I some t 'hinese.
I was told that there was probably not
half a dozen stoves in use by the entire
Mexican population, nearly all of tlieit
cooking being done over an earthen
vessel in which a few sticks or bits of
charcoal ar" placed, or mere rarely in
an open lireplaeo. Cual has not been
found in Northern Mexico, and all of
the wood Is in the form of faggots of
pinon or livooa brought from the
mounta:ns on the backs of burros,
each loail of which (about thro" or
four anufnls) costs V cents, and must,
pay a municipal duty on entering the
city. F.ven lit the leading hotel, only
the kitchen and on'.' other room occti
pied by the family of the proprietor
has a stove or any provision for lire.
In the olllco tho only heat, was derived
from a small earthen vessel set in the
corner, in which some charcoal was
burning. Glass win lows are also a
luxury in the city, and in all Mexico.
A few nf the stores and better dwell
ings have recently placed glass win
dows in th st reel-fronts. I tit by far
the greater portion are closed with
heavy wooden shutters behind grated
Iron bars, and when light is required
either the entire shutter is opened or a
smaller one set into the larger. As in
the city all houses are built on tho
street line, and are rarely over one
story in bight, a person walking along
the narrow sidewalks can ca.sily look
in through these openings and observe
the domestic economy of the occupants.
The houses all have one main entrance,
with largo double doors leading
through a passage to the plu'.itn. or
inner court, and through this access is
had to all the apartments. These
pla'.itas are universally open to the
sky, and nearly all of them are tilled
with (lowers and trees, sti'-h as the (ig,
pomegranate, orange, etc., which, be.
ing sheltered from the windows, grow
luxuriantly. Few of the rooms, ex
cept those fronting the street, have
any windows, all light coining in
through the open door, which fact I
mournfully comprehend, as I am now
occupying such a room, and am com
pelled, for light, to sit with my doors
wide open, a:ul ruy '.billed lingers can
with difficulty guide iny pen.
Fortuuately these spasm-! of cold
are rare anil of brief duration. L.x
Gov. George T. Anthony, of Kansas,
tells me that two weeks ago ho could
have given me luscious strawberries
and cream, the fruit picked from bis
own vines in tho open air, and even
now his garden is bright with roses
and fragrant llowcrs. He says that
many of tho small fruits bear two
crops a year, tho first blossoming in the
early spring nnd again in the late fall.
Hoses are almost pcrcnuial, and we
picked tloweis to-day by the roadside
even wdiile the snowllakes were falling
The Oldest Hank Notes.
The oldest bank notes are the "(lying
money," or "convenient money," tlrst
issued in China, 2ti'.'7 H. C. Originally
these notes were issued by the treasury,
but experience .iktuted a change to the
banks under government inspection
ami control. A writer in a iirovinci.il
paper says that, the early Chinese
"greenbacks" were in all essentials sim
ilar to the modern bank mtes, bearin;,'
the name of the bank, date of issue
the number of tho note, tho signature
of the ollicial issuing it, indications ol
its value in figures, in words, and in
tho pictorial representations In coins
or heaps of coins equal in am unit t
its face value.and a notice of th" pain
and penalties of counterfeiting. Over
and above all v. a a laconic exhortation
to industry and thrift. "I'roduce all
you can; spend with economy." The
notes were printed in blue ink on
paper male from the libers of the
mulberry tree. One i.-sued in 1 :'.'.
H. C., is preserved In the Asi.iti.
.MuTum at St, Petersburg.
THE COW HOY.
Not Mnrli a Terror nn Ilo Serin., any
the Vrraclou. till I .ye.
So much amusing talk is being
made recently anent tho blood-bedraggled
cowboy of tho wild We-t, that I
arise as one man to say a few tilings,
nut in a dictatorial style.bnt regarding
this so-called or Su-cstccmcd dry land
pirate, who, mounted on a little cow
pony and under the black Hag sails out
across the green surge of the plains to
scatter the rocky shores it! .me with
the bones of his fellow m in.
A great many people wonder where
tho cowboy, with his bn.irmal thirst
for blood, originated. Where did this
young Jesso James, wilh his gory rec
ord and dauntless eye, cmno from'
Was he born in a bullalo wallow at the
foot of some roc!-r;bIied mountain, or
(lid he first breathe tliiu air along the
brink of an alkali pond, where the
horned toad and the centipede sang
lit in to sleep and the tarantula tickled
him under the chin with its hairy legs.
Careful research and the cold, bard
statistics show that the cowboy, as
a general thing, was born in an unos
teutious manner on tho farm. I hate
to sit down on a beautiful romance and
squash the breath out of a romantic
dream; but tho cowboy who gels too
much moist damnation into his system
and rides on a gallop up and down
Main street shooting out the lights of
the beautiful billiard palaces, would be
just as unhappy if a mouse ran up his
pantaloon leg as you would, gentle
reader. Ilo is generally a youth, woo
thinks be will not earn his s-Jj per
month if he does not yell and who"p
and scare little girls into st. Vitus'
dance, I've known more cowboys to
injure theiiiseh es with th 'ir nvn re
volvers than to injure any one else.
This is evidently because they are more
familiar wilh tiie hoe than th-y are
with the smith Wesson.
One night while 1 had rooms in the
business part of a territorial city in the
Hocky Mountain cattle country, 1 was
awakened at about one o'clock, a in. by
the inost blood curdling cry of 'mur
der!' I ever heard. It was murder
with a big M. Across the street, in
the bright light of a restaurant, a do,
en cowboys, with bron l sombreros ami
'lashing silver braid, Inure lentlcr chap
erjas, Mexican spurs and orange sdk
neckties, and with Ikisliiiig revolvers,
were standing. It seemed that a big,
red faced Captain Ixidd of the band,
with his skin full of valley tan, ha 1
inarched into an ice cream resort with
a sell-cocker in his baud, and ordered
the vanilla coolness for tl'.eganir. There
being a dozen young folks at the lace,
mostly male and female, from a neigh
boring Imp, indulging in cream, the
proprietor- a meek Norwegian, xvit.h
thin white hair - deemed it rude and
outre to do so. lie said something to
that effect, whereat the other eleven
men of alcoholic courag", let off a yell
that froze the cream into a solid gla
cier and shook two kerosene lamps
out of their sockets in the chandeliers.
Thereupon the little Norwegian
"Gcnllemans, I hain't neffcr like dol
squealinks and dot kaind of it tings,
and you fellers mil dot ledder panties
en and dot funny glo:- and such a
tings liko dot better keep kaind of
quiet, or I shall call up the policemen
mit my clelephone."
Then they laughed at him and cried
yet again with a buid '.oi.e.
This annoyed the ice cream agri
culturist, and he took the oid a han
dle that he used toja.it the ice down
around the f reiver with, and peeled a
large area of scalp off the lead -r's
dome of thought, audit hung down
over his eyes so that lie could not see
to shoot with any degree ol a-curacy.
After he ha 1 yelled 'murder'" three
or four times he fell limit r an icecream
table, and the mil l eyed Scandinavian
broke a caster over the organ of self
esteem, and poured red pepper and
salt and vinegar and Haltord sauce
and other relish .'.I on the place where
the scalp was loose.
This revived the brave but mur
derous cow gentleman and he begged
that he might be allowed to go away.
The gentle superintendent of the ten
damp icecream freezer then took the
ri'V elvers aw ay from the bol l buccan
eer and Kicked him out through a show
case, and saluted him with a bouquet
of July 1 oy-t" is that siil'lcrcd severely
All cowboys are not sanguinary; but
out of iwen'y you will generally lind
tme who is bias e when he h.i-lus re
volveis with him; but when he forgot
and lclt his shooters at home on the
piano, the most tropical violet-eyed
dude can climb him with the butt end
of a Minitower and beat his brains out.
and spatter them all ove- that school
In the wild, unlettered west beware
of the man w ho never carries armi,
never gets drunk, and always minds
his owu business. He doesn't j.o
around shooting out the gas or intim
idating a kindergarten school; but
when the brave frontiersman, with a,
revolver in each boot, and a bowie j
knife down the back of his neck, in-I
suits a modest young lady and needs t
to be thrown through a plato glass ,
window and then walked over by the:
popala-e, call on th" silent man wito
! (lares to wear a clean shirt and hu
! man clothes.
I'oisdiiniis Wall I'aper. !
I Th" following emulating from a
linn of practical manufacturer.-, of 1-d- ;
j ingburg, may be a useful contribution
i to the discussion on the suojei t of poi-
soiious colors in wall papers: "In a
long and practical e:;p.erieuce as color
maniilacti rers. we have never known
arsenic ustd in the luanulactureof any
I color suitable lor wall paper except
j emerald givrn. This bright and bea.i-
t i f ill color has never been equaled by
any no-arsenical green; but it is ex
I pensive, and of very poor covering
j properties. For grei ns. blacks, blues,
I browns, reds, yellow s, etc, either dry
! or in oil. the color maker has no need
j to use arsenic, and W" cannot conceive
j what object would be sere l by his
j doing so, a'l I certainly he would not
I do so in reducing a color to a tint w ith
I white. Years ago, a yellow was used
I called 'king's,' or 'canary' yellow, mn
j tabling arsenic; but it is long out i f
i date, and was only u-ed by roach
! painters. The whole maM-T rests
j upon the medium by which the t.ni
! or color is lixedti.tho paper or wall.
I and the volatility of any c ;. n n'
' part. Kv n emerald green Is perfectly
, harmless if properlv s cure I lc oil or
; varnish; but when uscliu r'ic;i and
showy papers where there lit' I" or ;
j no fixed material, we cm understand
! there is danger if '-.pose I to indue
' heat. In better class papers il is sel- ;
' dotii Used. In regard t" absta'ning :
i from the use of poisonous metallic.
! substances in the niaiiui'.ici ore of wall
' paper-, we ran only say, thai, unless
! scraped o'i and tateii. they at1 perleci
! ly harmless."
The Mysiory of lire.nn I
j A man fell a deep a the clock ! i
: the first stroke id twelve. He awak
I ened ere the twelfth stioke had died
: away, having in the icterval ibcaiifd
j that h" had comurtted a crime, was ,, .
locted after live years, tri' l a "I o:i-
detuned; the shock of limbng the ha! -j
ter around his neck aroused him to
consciousness, when he discover' d that
all these events had happened in an in
finitesimal fragment of t:ni". M
hammed, wishing t illustrate the won
ders of sleep, told low a rerl;f !i li:t:i
being a sbick, found bimstli. tor I. i
pride, made . I poor lislu i iirni: th.! !i
lived as one for sixty years, bringing '
up a lainily and wori-ing liar.1, an I'
how, upon waking up f.'om bis long
dream. S" short a time he. I be been '
asleep that the narrow necked gourd
bottle, filled with water. Vihi'tl be
knew he overturned as lc fell ;! . !e. p, .
had not time to empty it-elf. I low fist
the soul travels when the body is;, ;
Olteu when we awake we shrink from'
going in the dull routine of a sordid ;
existent".', regretting the pb a ante;- life '
of dreamland. How i ii t hat some' imes
when we go to a s' range place, we f;m. '
cy that we have seen i' l e!. ie'. 1 it
possible that whin one has K en asleep,
the soul has ik'a'.i d aw ay, seen the
place, and has that memory ol it which j
so surprises u.,? In a word. b"W tai I
dual is the life of man, how tat re t .'
Salaries of riiel-l.anreates.
When James I apptviitcd ',i n Jon
son poet laureate be gave him an an
n.ial salary of l1.1,1 marks, e-itial to
id'.M. i bi Jon -oifs rhymed petition to
"The best of monarch-', masters, nu n."
Charles I increased the pint's pon-i":
to $-"ii'i', giving him "e:ie tie'ee "I
Canary Spanish vv in -out ot our store
of wines yearly." The salary vva- a 1".
qnate for the conven e:e , s ol life .it
the time, being the s.iui." as was pai l
to the king's physician; but b.'tli pen
sion and puncheon were often in ar
rears, lavcuaut was nemiiiaiU laure
ate for thirty years, but owing to po
litical coiniiiotion and the Puritan
ascendancy was far from obtaining
regular payment of les salary. i'ry
dril was ni.tb1 laureai" a. id historio
grapher royal in !'".', the t wn a.pp 'iut
incuts joined in "lie patent g.iing h.m
siivtt a year e.ii.il to at leas! jo"tM
nowadays- and the 'ieree of Canary,
his salary being subsequently iurrciscj
to "fl,"'''", with an :.l l.li ;:al p'-.is:"'ii of
$.Vi dependent on the k'ng's plcaso
Tclcirr.inliiiig Witlioti' trim.
At the school for teiegraphy in An.
Arbor, Mich., o:,e of the students has
not the use ut his arms, yet be send.'
and receives messages alliijbl. tip
the table in front of him is a pen-ii
and slick. Taking the pencil bet w ren
his teeth he can write a good hand
if that is what one would call it an !
with the slick in bis mouth ami resting
on the key he can scud messages at the
rat" of about seventeen weds p .;
minute, lbs name is Manly shut well,
(if Cuncoid, Jackson loiinty.
scir.NTinr st it vrs.
The mounting of tho shell of the
horseshoe crab is described in the
Amerimn Xniuralist for October. In
thisaniinal the shell splits op"n around
tho front edge; and when the animal
draws itself through the rent it appears
as if it were spewing itself out of its
shell. On the otner haul, the lobster,
jll casting its shell, draws itself
through a rent along the' aek of the
A writer of mathematical bent, says
the Av' k'.;K- Awii'-'iii, finds from the
census returns that there arc about
17,0oi) dell! i-.ts in the I'lliled States,
wh",he estimates, pad; into the teeth of
the American people a ton of pure gold
annually. Continuing his speculations,
he predicts that in the twenty-lirst
century all the gold in the rountry will
be buried in the graveyards.
From a large number of exp"rini'nts
with the ante inae of insects, Mr. C. J
A. l'orter is led t" rom-bnl" ( 1 I that
the antennae are imt the organ of any
one nr of any combination ol What we
call the live Senses bearing. ; Seeing,
smelling, touching, an I tasting; (2)
that the power of direction docs not
lie in the antenna ". and that the
antenna arc the oiga i d' so...e s- nse
Dot possessed bv ns.
'I'ornadoe-t occur iii the aft"''n"i 'n.
generally betucm two o"'l " k and
evening, four ln-ieo' calbd tie- tornado
hour. Tornadoes move from si
wis' t" mo-Mica t. g-'.u rally ra-i ab-al
C.'.cn'y ib gives math, and their bnear ,
movement is ordinarily n- 'in lliti'v to
forty tin!."-, an hoi.r. fo: n.i'l ics i cor j
on sunny d '.'' . ' r .'.hen tin- inpera
tup." !s verv hl"'i .:: I the air is t!.'"--
nughly .-ilni'.i'.i I with l;c"!- lure.
inches r'Oiv vvien the rl'li'lca1
cuiinh ions are high, r w h n lie a.r
is highly cl'.ar.'. d wi'h t ! '','..
Finland. "th la-t-b an .bmg'di r of
the sea," l;r. .1. C. I,r y;i s-,y s : . the
only couii". y In 1 ! i : -j-- iii vvl.;.-!i :ar
tag - that is. the j.i.e lice of sett;:!g
tile to the trees in older to ( h ar the
ground - is still carried mi est. n.-iv ely.
The d. arit.g away of Ih" v.'i'U i to
pieparo t! trth f-i agt i' nl'.urc. but
as much, oi more, by the prvpnr-iti. 'i
of the soil or tuo rulliva'ioii fit t'.c
Seed eont'IH la'eil, and t'lis is the
peculiarity of tho iis;i;c. The t:c-.;
growing on the spo' seli.-cted are buri
ed, and tic si,.,l .j then sown . , th"
soil tin- maii'ir ! with the a dies rf
the t Pes. Should the ground thus
ilearci! n d he p riuae.r-.l ly nt.il.ie'
lllid'-r etit!V.I:i""U. i' is likely be.
r-'Mc cov a r. i! ag.cn wi:!' :; ': of
wn trvts of I :!..'! o .'.tn;:"
tiniiig to 'H.i'i'' lie.kota.
" Yes, we'r ' g" io 1 i.i'io'.a." sa;d
one "f the party :-l light ir, !;. oi':i;
men on board a I shore train, tn .:i'
Toledo. "We're going "i:, lo !'.:k. a
to run it."
" fo run it V" I qti rled.
"Yes, vv: itvan to run th" Mt'to,
when it b(C'io" a state. Jlicovrr
tin re" .' to be govrt nor, Ib nry'll be
state treasurer. Joltn will be congress
man, aud I guess a I'liHcd states
senatorship vvdl be good enoii:.d: lor
me." Then the whole party la. i. hoi,
and another sp ik- up:
"It isn't as l ad a- that, stranger.
Hut we have a sdn inc. We're going
out to s( nil. in t w o or three ad'a'-enl
counties. After we get Martc! we're
going t" bring a ! more of our friends
out. :."ii I us are lawyer-, some
doctors, one a nevv-pa rr man. two
merchants, and you can bet we are all
politicians. We'll go into sm" of
those new c.'iii'.i ies, iii-iii t .ii 'i oilier
into the o;)ii es, an I w hen the state is
organized, perhaps we'll be strong
eil'.'lgh t i capture .s'.m -:!i.ng i d'y
good. Yo'i know it il i -it'i lake a
very large orowd of fell"", i thai I u!l
well together t" make 'juii ' a d-r la a
I tt'.C . taic 1 ke thai. And .',. all
from 'I"". t" i. But keep il oUie',
straiigrr, because the blamed news
pa its ni ght ge! hoi I of it."
'! iid you over accomplish anything
i:t y, ur life that might be called grand
or noble - some in t imi that v mild dis
linguishyon Worn your fellow men ami
to vvi.ieh you can novv lock back with
pice.siu'.'O'ie eniotians'.-" vvuj I In- ralhcv
cbmi'-y cue t ion put by a visitor to a
state-pr; on convii !.
flic pooi'c 'iiv itt iiuiss.l for moment
and thrii replied:
-N'rs, I have. 1 on -e did a grand
die I that gave me ilistiiic'uon of a cer
tain sort, but," lie a I'le I. bitterly. ' I
cannot say that I look ha--!; upon it
with any pleasurable emotions."
"I am very sorry," returned the visit
or, who was a good man, "that you
cannot find pleasure in its coni i u.pla-
,i,:n. It might a.fonl y o b!c ;.e, con-
soi .tion in .his your hour of trial ,Vi
.!arkn, ss.May I a-k what this grand
b ed was.'
tier, w hile his voii e b(came eho'.rd
, itli eon ti"ii. "It was grand larceny.''
Tile t'lu t !ltirilaid.
Rrentiie S' f; niul lour, oh whispering wind,
Al nr the tiiii(;h"1 i;ei sm ib '.
Where thesi who loved meloni n'no
Fui'K'it tin' wo'ld and lell (i-.li; -p.
No lowi t i nt "hull or enlptiiied urn
Or mtm-iolcuui's emp;y pride,
Tell- to the cnrieiis p.is' T Vv
Tlioir virtues or the time they (Vol.
I toiint tli? old fmnili ir niimes,
O'ergrown will! lie s- nnd lichen Rrer.
Where United hi iff (in I i n -oping vino
A-Jiess the criiinhlin 'iil'l"ts btniy.
Tiie Rummer sky n -"I ly hluej
'J In- hiidti sti.l sin- th ; tweet, old strains
lin! something I'mni the sieninei-teua
Is yone ih it wi 1 not come, nenin.
So iiiiinv voices liuTe hern hushed
Si i iimuy soiii; luivo i e:i?e-l lot njo
So iieiey l iii'd- 1 'red to loueh
A'C lei lc 1 over hevils ot cl 7.
Hie ni"-sv m oi 1 nvrile. fii.ni ine
I era-i. I i lieur its pruin: ot I) umej
'J le- messy iniul'V" ei ho hack
No hollow sound or empty l.nno.
I en-.- know tlmt, calm nnd still,
lie.v "I'cpl.iy ml Lie's woes nnd wnil,
II jurat the lleei ol a ilii K cl. i !.
Heyond the flin low of '.II'1 .':ii'.;
I only li el tlmt. Med nnd w an,
I linh upon the hUliwn; line,
An I shi" "iili jeionieu, e' e- 1'i vent
jo (i !il. Ih.ll J-lillle ...Iprelll'dv "l"'.
A counter lit - A ready-made flit,
A knotty qnr-lion What kind of a
tie do ymi wear?
Jn leap year the girls are liablo t
jump a! any ( bailee.
uiiipiu" at coriclusion-i" Tb-ading
,e t eliapler ol a serial br".
I'r.is, band music h..i"s by .be penurl.
btil idtur- h ii:- ie ! y the choir.
'iv'ny is Irh'-iig ind-bte -l:ie--s b!:-' a
s-i'ig'r Ja c-uis " ii is a hvUc oi "
(Irlcf i.- a ';i'e- v p.i--i"n. H in- r?s.
.- .:,.. -:glis. .. .u siill cau.s ..fie t:
The chaps who g the Jront.
among the wild steds are Co n-''-
hoys of the W est.
NoWi'day i, when little diil bcn
sneak into the pastry fhwl-., they bu
eolne mile i" spies.
A dr.-'iki-n man is s(..,,t!n injur: by
a I ill ar,-l he proba'.ilv i-tft by a
spring it tbu v a is goo.j.
li. is sai ; an Arizona judO rc;; jncl
f-oiu the bench t" Income a hotel
'.i aiter. The jiidici:.l rrniiiU' may r-"' -fy
:'. man's van:'y. but :'. d'.rs not
ahveys till liie void i.r'at'd by the
wa it "( three squar- i :( als a day.
W'hrn sliakt'-.ipca'e wrot" "All tbrj
world's a st;-'e. :iid ine,i : 1 women
merely p'ay ;.' the great. i!''i,m:i'-t
c.ii'.d not have I. .d .l.e ,ai -test idea of
I, '.,' man;.' :hi re won'. 1 b in th- uitie
leeiMi nnt'irv . tivlou- to play as
bomc or as J uliet.
A gcu'enein ''is giving a littlo
Keokuk br.by b.y soioe peanuts the
nt in. r day. "l he good luother said
"Now. v hat nr" ynn r-'lng to say to
the g( nth rean ''" With childish sim
plicity the little fellow looked up
in the gctiMemau's lace and replied:
lie -Heforr you give my old over
cat to that bregar. my dear, bad you
not bitter ..,,k through (he pockets?
she When did juii wear it last?
He -The latter pari , f hist Man h, I
hen I know there's
nothing in the pod-ets? He How
S ' V she Pei :inse thai w as before ym.
An exchange contains an editorial
entitled "Modiiy tie- age." but it
would eiitad too much labor. Ninety,
nine out of every bn;i'lrcd women whn
have passed their 'J-'th biitliday would
want their :ig modified so they might
lell tin ir friends tlcy were only l
year'- old w ithout ly ing about it, Tim
scheme is not practicable.
Speed ami I'iiiti.
Il appears fr-an sonic l,g ires given
m a recent s di by M. liaU'b.'i'lii.tr'o
chief engineer t" t he North of Fran.-c
railway comp.ir.y, that, in point of
speed at any rate, I'.nghsh railways
st di stand first. The actual speed at
tibiue ! thi re s..,urtiiiie.s n iches
miles an hour, while in Fra.. o, Gu
in i ty and Aicerica it, nr. or ra .d
b'J'. J'iie . tv era'." "mean speed" (i.e.
the speed mea-urei by the tiuie t:t".erv
between tcruiitial -t ilio'is i i.; iniief,
'.n hour v. ith l i.glish 'pres-5 tra'Ti
and lo w.lh t'reuch. M. i'aiidcrtii
p-iints out that 'tie l'..g!ish railways
ho.. oil" idv.-iu1 :tvc to start vv.lIi, lor
it is not obpg-itory, a- it ' " i"rst
fori ign cauntries, to sla-kcn ; i rn',.
ings. In the ma! ter of fares, lgiand
an I Franer enjoy th" distinction of
charging third cbiss pasiigers more
' than any other country except iarkey.
'1 ho average fare in Turkey 8.7'i
eiiliniAs lur l.ilometn I" luilel in
,,.:i,u ,M rntu ;,
v,.rwav , . ,,v tl, ,.,.,.... ,.,untrv
f. ra,,Vi,v irilvt.,ing, the third class
1!u.r; a,,nt.ing 1.1 c-Pt imes. and
nf ro11(,s ijM,s;.t (in,i Hpi",iuin, where
. lS( f,.c is 1,75 wntim ,4.r
! (, jl()nji (r(?