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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, FEBRUARY 21, 1884.
nr kwger dvrrUswucaU liberal ouo tract ic'fl
Oror ami Uvrr Again.
Over mill over nft tin
No mutter which way I turn,
I slwny, line in the Imok ol li!o
S.imo lesion I tinvc to h m n.
I mtst tnkti my turn nt tin' mi'.l;
I mint giiml out llio nol li n 14'iiin;
I moit woik nt my lie-k wiih re-olutp will
OitT nnl over :i-iiiti.
Over ni il over nnin
The brook iu tlm nirmluw 11 m.
Ami ovit mill over n;iiiii
Tho p inilcroiia mi I wheel nm-i.
Oneii doing w:ll nut -nfli ,
Though iluiii b not in vuin ;
And a lilcsj ng luilin- us mice or t'ti 0
Mny e line it wo try nf;iiii.
Mm. Orcna Falet lia-1 lost her house,
kevper -by death. It w;n a great ca
1 lity to Aunt He. For twenty
years old Nabby had taken charge tf
her house, having full control of every
thing lint tho garden. The garden
was Aunt lie's realm; here only she
careil toholil sway, she hail a passion
for (lowers, sheh.il neither hnslianil
nor child, ami the ros -s an I lilies, the
pinks and pansies, wi ro her delight,
lic-r darlings, her hastes. She tended
them, caressed thein, held her breath
over them lest they lie disturbed.
And richly they repaid Iter care.
From May to November thciinwer
parden at The Chestnuts was a hlae of
beauty. Hather close otherwise, Atmt
lie never spared expense to gratify her
passion. A root or bulb, if rare and
beautiful, was n-vcr too expensive for
herpur.se. It was said that she had
once given ten dollars for a tulip bulb
which could not be obtained for less.
For keeping her house sic had not
the least taste. Old Nabby ha I kept
the house -swept, garnished, bought
the provisions, and cooked them.
Hut ol 1 Nabby w;u dead.
Itnmeilia'clv upon this event Aunt
lie shut up the house and went to
Florida for tho winter. Jtut in April
the neighbors looked for her return,
and wi.udered where she would look
for a housekeeper.
Mebbe she will bring homo a cullttd
woman," said Melissa Kugghs.
"A colored woman, who couldn't
keep the accounts straight -she'll
never do that:" said Mrs. Hrown.
"But it's a nice cliancn for some one.
Pleasant place up there at The Chest
nut good beds, good food; though
Aunt lie's a little m ar. An' it's worth
our dollar a week to have her posies to
look at all summer."
"Posies I - th' last thing I'd set by,"
"It's money you're after -eh ? Well,
Aunt lie gives live dollars to tlietit
that'll taue all the care an' work to suit
her. There's not much to do for thein
that has faculty, tin' it's a life-berth, to
say nothing of what might come in the
will. I say, Melissa, you're, second
cousin or something to Aunt lie why
don't you try for it?"
"Mebbe 1 shall," said Melissa, mod
estly. Melissa Haggles was an "old girl" of
forty, who had a habit of bridling her
head, and believing that "she knew a
thing or t wo."
She had gone out nursing, and had
the reputation of being a goud cook.
She was alone in the world, but was
known to bo "beforehanded," having
quite an account at the bank.
Still, there were those who did not
like Melissa's cold gray eyes, eminently
respectable though she was. Mrs.
Hrown had heard Aunt lie remark
something of this kind.
I shouldn't wonder, after all, if she
Sylvia Fairs was Aunt lie's niece
Ler deceased brother's only child. She
was poor, worked at sewing and sup
ported her mother, and was just seven
teen. Sho was pretty and good, and when
Aunt lie returned she came to the cot
tage to see them. She had not been
there before for two years.
"You're quite a young woman now,
ain't you, Sylvia? And you look like
your father. Daniel had the same dark
blue eyes, with black lashes; only
you're a little too pale. Are you well
"It's the confinement and the sewing
makes Sylvia pale. Aunt lie," said Mrs.
Daniel Fales, an invalid.
Aunt He looked thoughtfully at
Sylvia; still, she did not ask her to come
to The Chestnuts.
Melissa had already offered her ser
vices. "1 am thinking of asking my niece
and her mother to come and live with
me," Aunt Re said to her. "Sylvia's
young, but with her mother's help"
"Law! Sylvia don't know a thing
about cooking, and her mother can't
make anything but grueL"
"That settles it Will you come,
'I try to." said Miss Haggles.
Yet. 4unt He gave up the thought of
Sylvia yith secret sigh. She was
young tosh, pretty as one of her
lav rite white rosea, and she knew she
might have been kinder ti hejr poor
relations than she ha I been.
Hut Aunt lie, who had good health,
itnd spent nearly all her time in the
fresh ait among her Mowers, haS a good
appetite, and must haveati cxpevieneed
cook. So she took Melissa.
"Here are the keys," she said
"Now, don't bother me about anything.
My garden is dreadfully behindhand
She bustled away to her fioweP-bods.
In twenty-four hours Melissa learned
that nothing annoyed Aunt He likti re
ferring any household matter to her.
She made Melissa understand that sho
paid lur to take earn nf the house.
Larder and cellar weie fairly stock
ed. The kitchen was large and pleas
ant, the adjoining sitting-room over
looked tile beautiful garden, and a nitre
bedroom for the "help" at The Chest
nuts opened from the kitchen hall.
Melissa found her domain pleasant,
itnd res lived to mak" her situation a
"Do y iit like sweet potatoe?" slio
asked, rather timidly.
"Yes." responded Aunt lie, brielly.
she did not like to be consulted re
garding the dishes cooked.
Now. Melissa had discovered among
the apple barrels and potato bins of tho
dry. Airy cellar a few gray-eolnrcd
t tibeis. it was not thotiiiie of year for
sweet potatoes, and these in'ght con
sequently be considered choice.
She thought she would not cook any
for herself.but she boile I four for Aunt
He the tubers being rat'ier small- and
thought they would go nicely with tho
chicken she stuffed and roasted.
Hut in her anxiety to boil the sweet
potatoes to a turn she forgot to baste
the chicken, and il win dry and un
savory. As for the sweet potatoes.
Aunt lie cut open -mo alter the other,
and lelt thein uneaten upon her plat-.
"I'll bako some for breakfast'
thought Melissa. "Haked sweet,
potatoes are always good."
So, the next morning, sho baked four
more. Hut Aunt He seemed to relish
theso still less, and they did look very
pale and watery, Melissa thought, as
she survey td the broken fragments
which Aunt lin lul l fail-.'d to partake
of. Hut if the latter likul a good din
ner, she had the idiosyncrasy of never
remarking upon what she ate; aud
Melissa, secretly tro'iMcd by these U'u
failures, yet valiantly resolving never
to give up s i, decided to make a pie. of
the remaining four sweet potatoes. So
she consulted her cook book, and care
fully read the receipt:
"Hoil four medium-sized sweet
potatoes and sift. Heat the yelks of
three eggs light. Stir, with a pint of
sweet milk, into the potato. Add a small
teacup of sugar and a pinch of salt.
Flavor with lemon and bake as you do
Melissa got the directions well into
her head, and proceeded to make the
It was baked in a large, deep, tin
plate, and looked very nice when
baked a delicate brown.
"There, she'll like that - -can't help
it," said Melissa, when the pie had
cooled, and she placed it upon the dinner-table.
The lamb stew was very nice, and
Aunt lie, who had been sorting out
pansy-roots and tying up tulips all the
morning, ate with an appetite. Then
Melissa helped her to a generous slice
of pie. Aunt Ho tasted, and a shudder
stole over her countenance. She tasted
again, and pushed aside her plate.
"The pie " stammered Melissa.
"Is execrable!" pronounced Aunt He,
w ith emphasis. "Such a very peculiar
flavor! Hut I am through with dinner.
IYrhaps I shall want your help a little
while this afternoon, Melissa; I have
so much to do! I am going now to
plant my dahlia bulbs. Will you go
dow n the cellar and get them ? They
are on the swing shelf twelve of thein
in a wooden bowl. I hope they have
kept well, for they are very rare and
expensive. 1 only got them as a favor
No one in town has any like them. He
as quick as you can, Melissa; 1 am in
Melissa stumbled down the cellar
stairs and stood looking at the empty
wooden bowl upon the swing shelf like
one in a dream. Then she went
slowly up-stairs again.
"Aunt He, I may as well tell you first
as last, I I boiled them things. I
thought they was sweet potatoes."
"Hoiled my bull my magnificent
Queen Anne dahlia bulbs, that I paid
twelve dollars a dozen for?"
Melissa bowed dismally.
"What a fool!" ejaculated Aunt He,
and then was speechless lor ten
"1 don't think your stylo of cooking
suits me, Melissa," she mid. at last
"Sylvia Fales would never have done
such a thing as that. If you will let
me know what you think 1 owe you
for your services, we will part at once,
and I will send for Sylvia this eve
ning." "Oh, you don't owe me nothin'.
Only don't let folks hear 'twould
make make me such a laughiu' stock."
"Teach you to have more sense," re
sponded Aunt He, as she left the
In the shades of evening, a wiser
and, let us hope, a better woman,
Melissa crept down the avenue of 'I ho
Chestnuts, followed by a man bearing
her goods and t ha'tols upon u wheel
"burrow, and, positively, fniii that date,
forbore to bridle her head.
Meanwhile Sylvia-pretty Syhia -had
been bitterly disappointed that
her aunt had not asked her to live at
"I don't care for myself, mother,
tht.tigh thoscwinggivrs mn a stitch in
the side; but it would be such a good
home for you- so many comforts that I
can't ge! for yo.i! Oh, I am so sorry!
And.iuother.l heard to-day that Melissa
liuggles told Aunt lie tiiat 1 couldn't
cook. It's a right-down falsehood
"Yes. You have prepared the dain
tiest dishes to tempt my capricious ap
petite for years, itnd arc naturally the
neatest of housekeepers."
So Aunt lie, to her delight nn l sur
prise, discovered, and in her satisfac
tion took pains to make Sylvia and her
mother feel entirely at home at The
Housekeeping agreed with the
former. Her cheeks grew rosy ami her
spirits merry; while her mother, re
lieved from care and surrounded by
comfort, became much improved in
health. And by-and-hy, Sylvia, having
added the good fortune of marrying to
.suit Aunt He, became her heiress.
The wedding took place at The
Oestnuls, aud it became her permanent
How the Ainciiciii Minister to England
An unpretending house in a quiet
London spiare, painted that dull led
color iin American importation, by
the way, with which we lire now so
familiar in the western distric's of the
metropolis. It is the residence of it
minister who represents the vast re
public of the west, over which the sun
takes four hours to rise, and which
stretches from the Atlantic to the Pa
cific, There is nothing ambassadorial
in his surroundings. Tho arms of the
1'nited States are nowhere conspicu
ously emblazoned, mi would be those of
some petty German .state. Mr. Lowell
is not approached through an ante
chamber lillel with secretaries and
gilded attaches. You are introduced
by a man-servant out of livery into a
little room on the ground floor at the
b.ti'k of th" house, which contains a
few well-lilled bookshelves, a writing
table strewed with papers an I letters,
while a few simple engravings Icre
and there cover the walls. Seated in an
easy chair reading is a slight, spare
man with a profusion of curling hair
and a luxuriant beard which is al
most white. His manner as he rises
to greet you is singuhirly quiet and un
affected, and, though he has made the
Yankee dialect of New England im
mortal, you cannot detect in tiie tones
of liis voice the slightest trace of
Americanism. He has Kmg passed his
sixtieth birthday, having; been born in
the same year as Queen Victoria, yet it
is impossible to regard hjim its old. lie
reminds you of nothingso much as the
beautiful Indian summer of his native
land, differing only f isnu midsummer
in the circumstance that the subdued
tints of the foliage, and the still dreamy
air tell you instinctively that they are
heralds of coming winter. Taking a
well-colored little mctsrschaiim from a
rack, he proceeds to snioke, nnd hands
his visitor a box of eigstrettos. Lean
ing back then in his chair, he turns
toward you his full, deep, gray eyes, at
once thoughtful aud penetrating, and
seems more inclined to listen than to
talk. The conversation drifts from one
subject to another, and it is only when
some chord which interests him is
struck that you can catch a momenta
ry giimpse of tho varied knowledge
the rich cultivation, tho genius, and
power, which have made for him so
great a name on both sides of the At
lantic. Lunil'M Wuiiif.
Since the organization of tho repub
lican party it has had seven national
nominating conventions, located and
resulting as follows:
18.16 -Philadelphia Tremont and
18'iO Chicago -Lincoln and Ham
lin. 1S04-Haltiniore -Lincoln and John
son. IStX Chicago (irant and Col
fax. 172 Philadelphia -Grant and Wil
son. ls7t) Cincinnati Hayes and
18H0- Chicago -Garfield and Ar
TIIE INDIAN CAI'TIVES.
Meilcttn Method. A,Mllril to the Apiehrs
A IU It 1'rlris lor KcnUi.
A Chihuahua letter to the San Fran
cisco ctronHij thus describes an in
cident in a Mexican town.
"There they come." said a little fel-
! low, as he raised a yell that fairly
j made my throat ache to hear.
"And what are 'they' I asked, still
i ignorant of the cau-e of iill the np
j "Why, the rancherm a id the In
j tli.iiis," he said. "Co ne t(J the tower,
I senor, and see the grand sight," he
continued, darting it way toward the
I cathedral. Hut, hci ille.s of the iuvi-
tation, though still excited, I pushed
! my way along to tho wall in front of
i the church, and, crawling to a place
j niadt for me, looked 'it dirvtel, and
caught sight of a slow-moving body of
I men, horses, llags, and women ci.ming
1 down the street. A band leading the
procession was performing some sort
j of wild, soul-stirring inarch, but the
music was hardly audible above inces
1 sant cheering by th'? people lining the
' streets. Marchingstea lily toward me,
I soon S tW the colllp idtion of the
j strange army. Directly behind the
band came some thirty horsemen, each
, man carrying the gun he had used,
' while his pistols hung from his well
i worn saddle. Of all the swarthy, lira
vy-bearded, an I tan-brownel faces
1 which looked upon the cheering mass
! es, not one wore an exprcsion other
j than stolid indiilereiice. The furious
j welcome, manifcst-vi in a hundred dif
ferent ways, never drew even a smile
j from the set lips of the brave-hearted
j fellows who had risked their lives for
' the people's safety. Calmly looking
! upon the upturn d faces, they role
slowly along, as immo-aole and ttndis
; turbed as the white walls of the h-uis-;
es they passed. Hehiud the ranchmen,
j who rode two abreast, came eight men
j on foot, who held long poles, and fas
: tenet! to them were eight long-haired
! dark, blood-stained scalps, the proofs
j among tho people of the death of so
J many haled Apaches. When these
; hideous trophies were seen, the people
I grew fiaatie with joy. Hravos re
sounded on ail sides; men shouted un
! til hoarse; women waved their shawls,
j and the excited gazers applauded.
I Hut the scalp bearers had hardly
passed before there came the squaws
who had been ta'ieu. The moment
these dirty, bare hea led, homely, hard
faced women were seen, the cheering
and excitement increased, while the
boys in the streets pressed hard
against the guards and tried to strike
at tho wives of those who had killed
and tortured their parents, brothers
and sisters. Some of the prisoners
held their nursing babies in their
arms, and heeded oii'y them. The
big-eyed nurslings, held its lovingly by
their wild mothers as e er the women
of civilization hold their young in
time of danger, cried with f- ar, and
even the food their mot hers gave them
so piteoiisly did not sere to comfort
them. It was enough to make the
heart ache to see these ignorant moth
ers, hated and struck at because born
in a wilderness and the wives of sava
ges, caress their children to their
breasts and hold them away from the
cruel hands outstret' h" I to strike.
And yet so hated is an A pa -he tt hat
every wail was hailed with joy by the
friends of the victors. I saw not one
face among ail the mothers there that
had pity written upon it. Women
held their children up to see th? ragged
squaws, and laughed at the unhappy
wives and cursed thein. Chihuahua
i iorgot us sunnily anu tins peopie lor
! irot their rclitrion. The cathedral
stood near by, the air was soft and
beautiful, and still not one mother's
heart apparently pitied or prayed for
the unfortunates who marched to a
living death with the scalp t of their
husbands swinging before them.
"An hour later, when the city was
enjoying its Sunday evening quiet, I
met the Consul of tho United States
and asked him what became of the
"They aro to be con lined ' .he fort
at A'era Cruz for life."
'And tho children?"
"They are given to wl.ru.. ei wants
them, and are brought up its servants."
Slaves, then, you mean?"
"Hardly that. They w ill bo paid
wages when they earn them, and such
lives will be better for them than If
they had been rapture.!."
"What is done with the scalps?" 1
"The scalps? Why, the govern
ment buys them. Kvery one brings
-00. The Apaches have long been
the scourge of northern Mexico.
An octopus, on exhibition recently
in a San Francisco market had a radial
spread of 21 1-2 feet. Such an animal
is reported to have killed an Indian
wuman at Sitka several years ago
They form part of the lull of fare of
the Italian and French population of
California, and are said to be quite up
THE DEADLIEST DKUU.
Nome Krw Point on I'rtisttc Arlil nnd
I In Pow.ri
"I will wager f l.nO'.t that it was not
prussic acid," said a medical man who
had read an article about the death of
a cat from prussic add mentioned in
the Cleveland : hio, Yw,
"What is prussic acid worth?" was
asked of the chemist at a wholesale
"We never sell it," was the response.
'It is not an article of commerce.
Scheiir, the Swedish chemist who dis
covered chlorine. Sclu-uer's green, ;e.,
was found dead in his laboratory,
about which there lingered a peculiar,
pungent smell. When one has eaten it
fresh peach and cracked tho jut he
will get a faint odor that resembles
prussic acid, although the smell of this
acid is slightly sweeter. It can also
be found in bitter almonds.
"Some housewives, in preserving
peaches, add il few pits to the confec
tion by way of improving the llavor
It may sound extravagant, but it is
nevertheless a fact tiiat the improve
ment of the condiment is due partly to
prussic acid. It is in .-inch minute quan
tities, however, that it is not injurious
to hea th. Indeed, w h it is nimuo:. ly
called prussic add i-i given as a med
icine. It is really hydrocyanic acid,
two parts of the ;cid to ninety-eight
parts of water."
Prussic acid is the most deadly of all
poisons, and the fume:; would instantly
kill the person who inhaled it. It is
not known just what the symptoms at"
tending the death are, for the victim
dies too suddenly to manifest any
There appears to be a sort of suffoca
tion and ii general paralsis. Hydro
cyanic acid is sometimes taken internal
ly with suicidal intent and death is ill.
most instantaneous, the blood taking up
the acid wonderfully yf.iek. It is as
colorless as w;iter. A tragic story of a
strange duel between a medical man
and his rival in a beautiful New Or
leans woman's affections, many years
ago, is told. Tho medical man, who
had tho right to choose the weapons,
selected the deadly poison bef-'ie men
tioned. Two pills were male, one
hiiiinless, the other containing enough
poison to kill a lo:'e; men. Tie; den
tists threw dice for the lirst choice of
the pills. The medical man, pale but
linn, swa'lowel o:m and his rival the
other. Then the incdii ;il man sa w bis
rival make a move, as if to place bis
hand tni his heart, while a look of hor
ror came over his face. The dm tor
turned away, unable to witness the
terrible sight. Almost before he could
turn on his heel his rival dropped dead.
Inventors of Keapprs ami Mowers.
Pliny the Hlder, the great ll miivi
naturalist and historian, born A. 1). J I,
describes a reaping ma'-hine Usui by
Lowland Gauls; consisting of a wagon
with a row of sharp, comb-like teeth
projecting out ward from the rear of the
wagon-box. This was pu-lied against
the grain by an ox hitched in the shafts
with its head towards the wheels. A
somewhat similar rude contrivance
Wiis used with little success in Fugluud
ibotit 1 id years ago. Doth these
machines are clumsy headers. '1 he
iirst Lnglish patent for a reaping ma
chine was issued to a Mr. Hoyce in
17'.'0, and between that time and lJ-!
at least seven individuals or firms ex.
periineiited in this direction, one of the
inventors being the present Prune
Minister of Grout Hritain. Mr. Glad
stone, who took out a patent in lsiifi.
In America, French A Hawkins took
out a patent in lst:l, Mr. Comfort in
1811, Mr. Ten llyck in 12 ami Cope
Hooper the same year. A Hcv.
Patrick Hell, of Scotland, invented a
rude harvester in "J'J so imperfect
that it faile.l to command public atten
tion, or gain the continence of farmers
even of the immediate neighborhood.
Heyond any reasonable question the
lirst successful mowing machines were
those of the Manning patent, ldl,
and the Ketchuin patent of a little
later date, and the first successful har
vesters were those patented by Obed
Hussey, of Cincinnati, and C. H. Mc
Connick, of Chicago. Of these, the
Hussey machine was made in In'J.'I.
and the McCormick in lUM.Vhirtiyu
Made III from Sight of Stripes.
Dr. Firgtison. in tho )felinf Mnrs
writes of a remarkable case of astig
matism. A lady was seized with
retching and vomiting whenever she
looked iit stripes. She became ill al ter
ironing a striped shirt, and always
left this shirt until tho last, so that sho
might lie down when she had finished
her work. One day, when slie called for
medical treatment, the doctor had on
striped pantaloons and a striped cravat,
and she became so sick that he had to
cover over these articles of clotliing
before ho cotill examine her eyes.
Suitable glasses so relieved her that
she afterward looked upon the stripes
with perfect composure.
A shark recently fow.irdol to the.
Smithsonian had two small i-wordlish
swords penetrating its heal. They
were broken short off.
Three large ston-s having deeply
indented fo itprin's of bir-U have been 1
taken from the quarries in Portland,
Ct feet below the surface.
Uoth F. Mcissl and F. I'.ockcr as
sert that the soj-i bean, w hich has been
but recently imported int Kurope
from .Japan, is it very valuable loider,
being excee linuly rich in laity constit
Tho revolution of eclipses was cal :
culated by Catippus. :t H. C. Hie
Kgyptians a-iserled that they had o'
Bcrvetl -7;J eclipses of the sun and i-M
of the moon before the timeof Ahx-j
iindcr, w ho ilied -IJ ', Ii. C
Anew mineral, nu'iiol "llichellttc" j
by (1. Cis'-ro an 1 (i. Despivt, has been
obtained from lin hi lie. near Vise,
liclgiutn. 1! occurs in large masses, ,
cream yellow in color at lirst, but af
terward changes to an ochre yellow.
In t'-:e ni'ivii n of the Academy of
Natural Science.:, Philadelphia, is a
liest built ofs,..Vl. - i by a lish called !
the Antcnuiirius. The nest is about
the size of a has- ball, and is bound
together v.itli glutinous l ands iroin ,
the lish. Th
, , i
ill also be seen and
look like w hite oval seeds.
If in t!io window shutter of a dark
room you oj)- :: a sin ill aperture, and
look in tho ji t of light as it streams
through the room, voti will discover
that the a r is full i f floating motes
Ti.e nir nf .vi r li.ms s .vs 1 1:.. Lewis.-
is always cr iw-.I d with these. In
their ordinary condition they are not
harmful, but atier they have been ex
posed to contact with a heated furnace
they do poison us. Millions of these
carbonize I part do - c-jiii"
stove or furnace U poison
from the ;
A Tuiiqaiii I.egc.id.
There was once a king of that
country so well skilled in magic as to
inako a bow- of j-uro gold, whose
arrows never failed of it- a'.ng death.
j and x.'hieh, therefore, was a sure guar-
; iintee of perpe! uai victory. This king
icing attacked by nn-dlier easily do-
feat od the a rrc-vir. I h. -daughter of
the con-j.ii-ror married the son of the
conquered king: and the husband pre
vailed on his wife to obtain possession
of the bow and substitute another just
like it in its ulace. This she did in ig
in ranee of it i virtues, but the result
was that ler father was conquered in
his turn and compelled to lly. A de
mon informing him of the source of
his misfortune, he seized his daughter
and, drawinu his scimitar, prepared t"
kill her. but before he did so she had
time to predict thai in order to afford
to future ages an enduring proof ot
her innocence, the blood that he shed
should be turned into pearls. And so
it was, for the spot where she was
slain is still the pl,i e where men dis
cover the loveliest and fairest pearls.--
Senator l rj 's Title'.
Senator Fry tells the lolliwing
story at thi ex; t'us" n! biuis -If: "While
attorney general, I lelt the capital to
take an early departure on an out
going train. Hardly b id I left the
steps of the Male-house before 1 was
accosted w ith 'Goo I ni'Tni'.ig. General."
'Good iiioriiiui;, sir,' t-'aiui the reply.
Again, fut titer on, 'Good morning,
Major." 'Good mornin sir,' came the
answer ns before. On, and I was ad
dressed by another: -Good morning.
Colonel.' 'tin-ill morning, sir.' Again
the lotirth p.u'iy greeted nu : 'Good
Morning, Mr. 1-yve." "Go hI morning,
sir,' replied I; and I was puzzled. The
declaration of so many titles mad'.'
ine wish the matter might be righted.
Soon it was in t' e form ol a blushing
youth from the .voods, unknown, U'.t
wiio approached me with the appella
tion of school days fti 1 college life, as
he shouted, 'HoW no ei Hill?"
'Good morning, sir."
The Kouil to Wealth.
At a recent meeting of clergymen in
Chicago, Hcv. W. A. Crow made some
remarks upon the prospects of the ris
ing pmeration's future as wealthy in
dividuals: He said that ho thought the
reason more young men did not study
theology lay in the ambition of the par
ents. Fortunes were so readily made
in business that the ministerial held was
a sort of poor-house. It was a great
mistake to suppose the present genera
tion of boys are going to get rich as
easily as their fathers did. What are
called chances, the opportunities, are
mostly tiiken. The present generation
of rich men had a deal of good fortune,
or good luck, to help them along. They
came west or they sent money west at
a venture. The railroads and the tele
graph cama Nobody knew what the
west would be. It turned nut to be an
I watched the circle of llio cloonil yonr,
Aud read Inmvor in tlm Btoi-io.l pko
One tangtucnvil ioll ol blood, mid wrong, nnl
Ouo onwuiil step of truth from K! a'A-
Tho poor Hie cni-rlii-d; tlm tyriitiU link their
Tho poets ti!i t!ivou-li narrow dimon
Mini's hepi- lii o ( ii.-ie:lii-il but, lo! wiih bteuil-
Fii-cdnm doth Im-jjo ln-i tiinil ol mtvei'so
M- ii -lay tho prophet-j f.i,,'ot, rack mil enva
.M.iko up tho p'ouuiiii; rci-iiol of the put ;
Hut i-vil's liiuuipln inu lu r uir.lU'SH loss,
And Euvctvi-ii l u.iuly wins the sou! ill lat.
J.irrt liiis'll Lwell.
All miners are not successful, but
many dig in vein.
If sewn days make one week, how
many we ls does it take to make ono
"Wha ymi nee-!, ma bin," wisely re
marked the il n t r as Ir; gland;! at
In r tongue, "is exercise."
A patent iioa-cillhi dealer a Ivertise.i
that any one who ihcs his invention
once will never use any other.
Three degrees of mining specula
tion Positive mine ; comparative
mile . , pi ii t.ii: ilium---.
. ' '
, "' know it, do-l-.r, but my husband
' is away so much that I don't get a
I chance to talk to him half its much as
j "Love," .says a writer, "is an inter-
I nal transport.'
i rinarks : "The
A contemporary re
ime might be said of
it canal boat."
"I say No," is the title of Wilkin
Collins's new story. It sounds like a
husband answering;! w ife's request for
il SCul-khl ' '.oak -llnt-hl'tll'l 'i,lirh)
A new- style of stockings is called
Voltaire. Sock rates would have been
a better nam e. and we never did ad
mire it slocking with a tairc at tho end
sic,- I am fond of poetry. He,
Are you, ilid- e-l? So am 1. Do you
like llurns? Sh -No, indeed; they
are so extressing. Hut, then, I am not
; tivuble.l much with them, as ma does
all the cooking.
, -j, ,VP is l.lin.l." Maybe that's why
the gas is so often turned down in
the parlor when love takes possession,
liecause whv, love being blind, there
is no sense in wic-timr tras to make
,. , f u h ,,,.,, .,-.
It is said that at a recent wedding
the six ushers were chosen from re
jected suitors of the bride. It was a
i grateful ad to giv the unsuccessful
suitors an opportunity to witness the
j lifi! punishment indicted upon their
j successful rival.
; Hccentlv, when a handsome voting
j woiiwn went to a shop to get one nf
those wooden contrivances that aro
used for mashing p it.itoes, and said:
"I want it masher," every man in tho
shop, from the cashier to the manager,
started to wiiit on her.
Vontrilo (iiism is declared by an ex
pert to be very hugely a humbug.
: There is no such possibility as throw
: iug the voice to a d. stance. The old
! .-t-u ie.s of Wyman th" Wizard, in which
: he figured its exploiting .such ability in
! the midst of atrow.l, were necessarily
j fiction. What passes for veiilrilo piism
consists simply of mimicry and facial
I immobility. Tho performer must be
j some distance away from his audience,
i or he is powerless. Whenever he
wishes to make them believe that his
! voice sounds iit a distance, he merely
j lowers it and indicates the direction
j for their imagination to take, lie can
! deceive them sideways, upward, down
ward, or backward, but he never under
takes to produce the effect of a speaker
iit their rear. To a listener i car by no
i ventriloquist can be in the lea-t decep
, tive. Nor is there any truth in the
i theory thai he talks with the lop of his
1 gullet, or with aught else than tho
I organs intended by nature to bo voi al.
Hy holding his lips as fixed as possible,
! and avoiiiing such words as cannot hit
! pronounced without palpably moving
J them, he assists the delusion. Hut no
j man is so skillful that he can get on
without a screening moustache.
' m -
j The Host Life.
! The best life has both length and
1 breadth intense personal devotion to
j our own line of thought and duty, and
I a glad recognition of the relations we
' bear to others. So far from these being
j incomjiatible.they form the symmetry of
life. He who is energetic aud earnjst
in the one direction best suited to him,
Vid also alive to the jojs, sorrows, ex
periences of his fellow men, is a living
exemplification of the truth that tho
good of the community and the good
of the individual are identical, and
that loyalty to both is the surest
j pth to perfection in cither.