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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, APRIL 10, 1884.
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A Birthday Greeting.
What tliall I 'ih thf! fir the cumin;; year !
Twclvo month, of dreamlike i .'.-o ! No cure ''
No :i i 1 1 .'
llright valui -imiliior uiituimi without
Of bil tor loans? WinilJ'M Imvo il llin. m;
IVInt U'un, then, whip Ifin nl ii' tho jcm'i
What jb1h.1I I wi-h tli'.'p, then ? (iod kiKuveih
If I coild have my aiiv. no -)i.. !e of woo
f-lemld I'voi dim Iliy Miii-liini) but 1 know
Sliong cOMingA it not lcunit in happy sleep,
Nor pntiincu ktvuel by eye thai never vvoip.
Ah, would my wi-lip wcto of more avail
To keep from thci' tho many jus of lib-!
Still let m. lh thee ootirngi- for tlm si rife.
The happiness that comes of w. rk well ilono
An oftornunU the peca cf victory on!
UNDER THE WEATHER.
".Six of us!" said Fenella Greyton,
'aa I nothing to live upon!"
JSlio looked around upon tho rest
oi the Grey ton family with the tragic
air of a modern Melon.
Tho Grey tons live I in prc-tty, U1
manor house, on tho Uloomingdale
road, just a pleasant drive out of town.
They liked rptty draperies, and cul
tivated rare ruse', anil painted lovely
little n.uatcur pictures, and basked, in
a sort of unthinking way, in life's sun
fchinc. They didn't know quite how much
in onio they had, nor exactly where it
came from. They only Know that
everything wa in the hands of "pour
papa's" lawyer a darling. whit"-haii-ed
old philanthropist, who wan dev ot
eJ tu the licatheil. an i who oTiciated
as secretary to half a docn foreign
mission a sociations. And whenever
they wanted iimn'v they went to him
And one day. when Mm. (ireyton
nn-1 her daughter Lilla went to the
city olliee, With a bundle: of unpaid
hills, to get Mr. Framingham to write
a chceque for them, the door was pad-loek-d,
and n liitio notice "To I. el!"
was tacked up on it.
Where had Mr. Fr iiiiinghani gone?
Whrn would ha return? T!ic public
was dens, ly ignorant on that subject.
Why had h" gone? And in answer
to this question there was a very uni
versal shrugging of shoulders, and a
whisper ahoiit a general "smash-up!"
Poor Mrs. (ireyton! Sho and Lilla
Were both as ignorant and inexperi
enced of the world as a pair of white
kittens, and it was some time lieforo
she could comprehend that Mr. Fra
rningham was it tie. rough-faced vidian-
and that sho ami her little, flock were
"What shall we cloV" murmured
Mr, (irevton, after sho hail wept
through her whole supply of pockot
handkerehiefs. "Couldn't wo sell our hand-painted
china 'r" said Clarice, a swarthy-browed
girl of eighteen. "I designed every
piece myself. And Mr. Favalli said"
"Pshaw!" curtly interrupted Fenella,
"Just look at the china-store, crowded
full of far liner work. Poor Clariei
they wouldn't pay you tho price of the
mineral paint it took to do them, for
your plaetjues and vases."
"1 can do art-embroidery very nice
ly." suggested Mono, a tall, shy girl,
with liquid black eyes, and jetty hair,
growing low on her forehead.
"Tho embroidery market is overfull,''
said Fenella, who was the incarnation
of common sense for tho family. "If
you could do housework now, Mon.'v "
Mona looked down at her slim, white
hands, all sparkling with rings, and
Hut Bess, the youngest, came brave
ly to the rescue.
"The first thing," said she, "is to
send all the servants ol except Ann.
We cau't afford t j pay four girls and a
man any longer."
"But who is to keep the garden in
order," cried Clarice, "if we discharge
"It must go without being kept in
order," said Hess, "or else we must do it
"My poor roses !"sighed Mrs. (Ireyton.
"Mamma's roses shall not. sutler,"
said I. ilia. "I will look after them
"And old Mrs. Playford, who spends
a mouth with us every summer?" said
Mona. "And the Hi tl good girls, who
always invite their friends here to the
midsummer picnics and all the people
who drive out from the city to lunches
and teas "
"We must make a clearance of the
whole of 'em!' said Fenella, crisply
"unless, indeed.they would like to make
a business matter of it and pay their
"Oh, Fenella!" cried Mrs. Greyton.
"Well, why not, mamma? So far as
1 can see, wo haven't got money
enough to buy our own bread and but
terso how can we afford to order ices,
and frozen puddings, and palm tie foie
grits for other people? But if we had
a regular income, I am almost sure,
with Ann's help, that we could set a
very nice table for boarders."
Lilla looked terrified.
"Mamma," said she, "has it come to
Hess frowned savagely.
"Lilla," said she, "don't be a fool!
unless you think you would like to
And whilo tho family were still in
committee-of the-whole, old Mrs. Play,
ford's huge, old-fashioned barouche
rumbled up to the door, with a Leaning
Tower of Pisa strapped on behind in
the fchape of trunks!
"I'm a little earlier than usual, my
sweet girls," said she, with a smile
that revealed tho golden hinges of her
false teeth after a most ghastly fashion.
"But the season Is intolerably hot, and
my doctor decl.iros it would be suicide
for me to remain longer in town. And
I know, darlings, I'm always suro of a
Mrs. (ireyton was about to reply,
when Fenella stepped forward.
"'1 hen you haven't heard of it?'said
sho. "We art) ruined, Mrs. Playford.
ld Mr. Framingham has spent all our
money and gone to Australia. We
can't entcrt tin company any longc.
Hut if you would like to board hen-, at
a reasonable compensation, we shall la
glad to receive you, and give you ali
tho comforts of a home."
Mr?. Playford" jaw dronpel; idi
tint ed a sickly, putty color.
"..i tin, John!" she died, to the man:
"you needn't uicilrap those trunks. I
have so many friend i who aie anxious
for my society, that really I am not at
liberty to accept your very singular
proposition" l to Feueli.i . "I if course,
I !o Mrs. (ireyton I "I sympathize
deeply with you, but we ail Know that
riches have wings, and 1 never did pit
any coniidt nco in Mr. Framingham as
a business man. So sorry that tilings
should have come to such an awkward
"There sho goes the old harridan!"'
said Mona, as the withered hand waved
itself froiii the carriage-window, half
way down the drive. "She lias lived
upon us for six summers, and now Mic
Wouldn't lling olio of u; a penny it We
were stai ving!"
Old Mrs. Playford was better than an
advertisement in the newspaper. The
liidgood girls came no more; the city
people kept sublimely away. Tho old
adage concerning the llight of rats
from a falling h'Uihe, came .strictly true-
"llosa liidgood hasn't even come
after that conserve of rose-leaves I
promised Iter," said Mena, sadly.
"And I gavo live dollars for tho spi.es
and essential-oils, and I dried tho
jacqueminot and niel-leaves so careful
ly and Clarie painted such a beautiful
butter-lly jar for it!"
"Can I have tho pot-pourri, Mona?'
asked He s. suddenly.
"Yc-s.if yon want it,"ansvered Mona,
with a shrug of her shoulders. "WTe
can't eat nor drink dried rose-leaves."
"Perhaps we can," said Hess to her
self. And sho remagel out divers and
sundry rare cl.l porcelain jars and vases
from the family store, filled them with
the sweet, strangely-scented mass that
Mona had concocted, and carried them
quietly to town.
"It smells exactly like Mrs. Greyton's
drawing-room at the manor house
here!" exclaimed Ferdinand Houghton,
as he entered the studio of Miss Mai
vina Morris, a fair feminine sculptor
who had somo very original ideas of
her own, and was on "hail-follow-well-
met terms with all tho other artists of
She was neither young nor pretty,
yet every one liked Miss Morris.
"Well, I should think it might," said
she. "Do you see those wine-jars on
"Of course I do. What are thev ?"
"They are filled with conserved rose
leaves. Mona (ireyton made them.
Hess, the second sister, wants me to
sell them for her. Heal old porcelain;
leaves full of tho subtlest scents of
Bendeineer. Will you take one at ten
"Then it's true V" said Houghton.
"About their financial troubles?
rnfortunately.yes," said Miss Malvina.
"I only wish 1 could help them. Come,
buy the pot-pourri there's a good fel
low!" "It's my last ten-dollar bill," said
Ferdinand, "but here goes! Mona
(ireyton is an angel. Do you suppose,
Miss Mally, she w ould accept a poor
artist like me, w ith no particular in
come and nothing to live on?"
"Try it and see," said Miss Morris.
"Hut I'm not half good enough for
"Possibly," acceded Miss Malvina.
"Hut there are five girls, you know, and
nothing to live on."
So Ferdinand bought the pot-pourri,
and rode out at once to the manor
"Your uncle, sir, wants to see you up
at the house," said the groom who led
out his little gray nag.
Houghton. "I am in a hurry."
"Hut it is some r-y particular busi
ness," saitl the man, running down the
pavement after him.
"Oh, hang business!" said Houghton;
and off he rode.
Mona win in the garden, with a b.is
ket, gathering more ros-'-b aves. She
thought the pot pourri question prom
Clarice was painting deqier.itely
away at old India ginger-jars, up stairs.
Fenella was writing an advertise
ment, "Hoarders Wanted," for tho
"I can't stav this inorniii'j-,'
. . .. . , , .,! the pan that had lit Id I'rin, the ter
"flie house is as big as a hotel,' said .
she. "Why shouldn't we make somo . m'r 8 tl"m' r- .
use of it'-" i " 1 W('"'1 ll.v nt B;l"' a
Mona (ireyton listened with smilc3
and tears to Ferdinand Houghton's
"Uat wh it could we live upon?"said
"Why, I could paint pictures!" said
this sanguine young wooer. "I'm sure
to sell them at. a tearing big price, as
soon as my name becomes a lit tie better
known; and I'll have your mother and
a'l the girl i to live with us."
"h, Ferdinand!" said Mona, half
laiiihitu', half crviiiL'.
.An I Can the young arti.d knew that
h" had not plea-led in va:n.
"And it's all invin,' to tho pot
pourri," said she. "the sweet, ti"al
'Kvery bit of it," said Ferdinand.
Hut In. unci" listem d grawly to t!m
lab', when ih)-young ina'i came home
la'e ia tic mo. nli.'ht, wiih his heart
full of his love affairs.
"Humph!" sail Fn'-b1 Harlow.
"Mow many pictures did you sell dur
ing the past year ?"
"At how lunch?"
"Seventy-live dollars each! "reluctant
ly admitted Ferdinand.
"Humph!" again grunted this ro"
lcutle.ssi.il lihadaiiian'Jiin.' 'And you
expect to miinlam a wife and her
mother and four sisters, on a hiindi i d
and lift;- dollars a year!"
"1 :hall manage to maintain t hem in
s :i'o way, !;r." ai l tho unal.a In I
nephew. "There's always tie: I-ar
West, you know!"
I'ncle Hallow laughed.
"I think I can inanag.) to do better
than that for you, you young .scamp,'
said he. "If you had turned back this
morning when 1 sent for you, instead
of pelting o(f to the manor house, as if eminence in his philosophical studies
it was a question of life or death, you more to perseverance iind application
would have learned that old' Framing- than to any marvelous natural endow
ham hail been overhauled in London, i incuts.
en route for Van Dieman's Land, j Oliver Goldsmith, than whom no
gorged vit!i plunder, like an old leech!" hoy could appear more stupid, was the
"What, sir," shouted Ferdinand' j butt of ridicule. A school ilanie, after
"The (ireytou's defaulting lawyer?' wonderful patience and perseverance,
"Himself, and none other," said ; taught him the alphabet, a thing which
Uncle Harlow. "We had a cable tele- 1 shy deemed croiitable to her school.
graph at eleven o'clock. Mrs. Grey
ton'a m nicy is all safe in the hands of.
our London agent!"
"Hut, sir," gasped Ferdinand, "how
do you come to know this?'
"Old Dorranco Greyton did me a
favor once, when I was a struggling
man," said Mr. Harlow. "It was not
my intention to stand by and see his
widow defrauded without some slight
effort in her behalf. It seems that I
was just in time."
So there was an end to Greyton
troublei. They kept the old manor !
house. Ferdinand Houghton set up
his studio thero in one of the irreat
north-lighted rooms.and Mrs. Houghton
makes pot-pourris every year, of rose-
And as fast as the other girls marry
off which is by no means a slow busi
ness, for they are every one of them
handsome she gives them each a
wedding present of a sweet conserve of
scented leaves, in an old Orit ntal jar.
"For pot-pourris aro lucky!" she
says, with the wisest of nods.
thokiiiff a Wildcat.
We have laughed over tho fablo of
the man who had the tiger by the tail,
and dared not let go. That the man
himself in such a position does not
feel much like laughing, a resolute
farmer from Indiana can testify very
positively and he only caught a very
small kind of a tiger, either.
While visiting in Vinton County,
Ohio, Iately.lhe suddenly encountered a
wildcat in tho woods. Having no
weapon to defend himself with, he
threw his whole weight on the cat and
crushed it to the ground, at the same
instant, by strange good luck, grasping
tho animal's neck with both hands.
His weight held the wicked little
fighter close to the ground, with his
feet, its only weapons, under it, while
by main strength he slowly choked the
life out of tho animal, liven after life
was seemingly extinct, tho farmer says
he was afraid to loosen h a ho!d, and
only did s i when the cramp in his flu
gera compelled him. He exhibits the
skin of the animal as a trophy, but
says he is not looking for other world., j
"I u ouM not Ihiii fid." fwiit .Tnrk,
" llreaiiM' tlipy Imvp no fun;
'J'licy 0:111 not fin a li-liiei;. nor
A'sboo inn iMlh n K'lU' '
" (would not be a li..v." K.hl May,
" l-'oi boyr. ni'e lionM Ihin..
Wi ll p. i keH lilb-.l wall bonk nnd
Ami iii.il- mill lo . ni.. -! iioji-."
I Sin h a long lime the fru.-t had last
ed ; berries were scarei, and the birds
hi re almost starvtd. Made bold by
hunger, the sparrows ontliered round
, young lard, p n rg Itiiriuiiy iti me
I kennel where Piins rough In ad rested
I on his paws.
j Don't be afraid," said her brother
j "he's ii. ui h l 'i la vy to -tie; and if he
.should c .mo will soon make him go
' lwk again;" and th- little sparrow
raisid l.i ire t ami looked very ar-
i "Ye.i. indeed," said another. "Who's
Priii raised his head. "I') rth little
' wretches!" bo muttered. "Shall I go
t out and i-iii-h tie in with my paw?
j Hut no, they are hungry, and 1 am too
strong t ii lake olten.se at the tlm at
of the oak."
So I'rin laid his head down again,
and the sparrows finished their meal
and then lew away, chattering about
tin ir own bravery, and mconsciona
that they owe! 'heir lives as well as
their dinner , to his forbearance.
It is soiiicwh.it discouraging for a
boy wiih moderate abilities, who aims
to do his last, to bo told that others
aci oinpli.shcd in childhood what he
can only tin by hard study the best
years os his youth. Hut such a buy
should not rrlav his oflorK lie will
succeed if he gives his heart and mind
to the work, sir Isaac Newton was
pronounce l!a dunce in his early selim j
davs. lie stood low in bis cl.issts. and !
had no relish for study, (im; day the
bright boy" of the school g?ve him a
Uo !. in the sl..n ii h. which caused him
The i 1 1 : 1 1 1 1 stung young Newton to
the quick, and he resolved to make
himself fell and respected by improved
scholarship. Xcwton owe! his prc-
, and which she lived to mention with
pride, when her pupil became fa-
I Sir Walter Scott was a 'lull boy
a-.d when attendihg the I'uiversity of
Kdiiihurgh. he went bv the name of
"the great blockhead." Hut ho wast
ed no timo on trifles, and in pursuing
a study that ho loved, he was perse
vering and methodical.
Sheridan found it hard to acquire
the elements of learning. His mother
deemed it her duty to inform his tench-
rr that ho was not briuht to learn
like other boys. Adam Clark was
pronounced "a grievous dunce," and
Dr. Chalmers w as pronounced by his
teacher an "incorrigible" one. Chat
terton was dismissal from school by
his master, who, finding hims elf una
ble to teach him anything in a satis
factory manner, settled it that the boy
was a fool.
Asa woman, accompanied by a boy
about ten years of age, w as passing a
store on Michigan avenue the other
day, a cur dog belonging to the mer
chant gave the lad a snap on the leg.
A great commotion was at once raised
over the cin u instance, and the mer
chant finally inquired:
"How much do you want to settle
this case ?"
'Ten yards of calico," promptly re
plied the woman.
"Very well; come in and get it."
The cloth was torn off and handed
to her, and mother and son took their '
departure. They returned, however, j
in a few ininii'"':, r.d when the mer
chant asked w hat was wanted she re
plied: "It's the boy who is raising a fuss,
sir. He says he got the bite and I got
the dress, and he isn't satisfied."
"Well, what does he want ?"
"Three sticks of cantlv will console
j him, sir, or if they don't he'll have to
take it out in complaining."
The sticks were handed out, and as
the boy broke ono in two and stuffed ;
Ids mouth full he muttered: .
"You let the next dog bite you and 1
nl take a suit of clothes and you may I
have the candy." Ih fruit Free i'm.
LIFE IX TANUIEKS.
An American l.nity'. VNlf to T.vo Mnnr
ImIi lliirciii. -Xhrli- litmalcv.
j High above mo 1 behold the huild
, ings and walls rf Taujiers. says an
' American lady in a letter to the New
i York Sun. The blue Mediterranean
dashes its waves against a ruined ino!e
and a temporary pier fertile ie'coiniiio
. dation of travelers. Kverything is
! tliflorent from F.uroponn scenes. Wild
; liowers grow in profusion on the roofs
and old walls. The bright blossoms ol
the cactus glow in the sunlight. The
; prickly pear uttains the size and height
of trees, and in many places forms
! arches beneath which ride Moors and
: others mounted on mules and donkeys.
Tho natives eat tho fruit, cutting each
pear from its stem with twine. Tho
j leaves are food for camels.
Just below the hotel and outside the
gate of the city is the '' or market
1 place. On Sundays and Thursdays it
is filled with a motley crowd, who
bring game, meat, eggs, fowls, and
other provisions from the surrounding
'country. It is here that Gibraltar ob
tains its supplies.
Here you see the genuine Bedouin
Arab. Wild and dirty as fTo is, he is
clean when compared with the horrid
looking men from the Bill .oast, de-
: scendents ol the old pirates. They are j
; wild and uutam d, and fiercer than I
wild animals. They do not cover their j
heads. Their hen I s are closely shaved
1 after leaving a lock by which they for.
venlly brieve Mohammed will pull
I them up to heaven,
j Tho noiso and din in the marl-et
i place is infernal. At least 0'' tongues
are at work. You can hardly force
your way through the crowd. Once
on the outskirts von are lo.-t in irreat
herds of cattln and strings of loaded .
'donkey.-: from Buihary. These little
creatures carry wonderful loads. They ;
look small by the side of camels. These j
animals, relieved of their loads, are ly- :
jingdown in a circle with their fore '
'legs tied together. Near them are I
j numbers of oats'im tents, filthy in the ,
extreme, and only high enough to sit
I UlUler. Jiie colli IIMOM is terrible.
I Some of the men nrchaiigingoii drums i
land others are idavinj; tin- lilfih'it'
I 1 . rs , ,
w hich is infinitely worse than the .Moor- :
( n passing through two gates w '
came to a fountain. It was surround
nl by a mob of water carriers. Tat"
tercd rags fluttered ovi r their naked
legs. They fought fiercely f..r prece- 1
denee in filling their water skins.
Women whose faces were covered with
the exception of an eye, crouched on
the ground near by, selling bread. The
magnificent Moor, in flowing white
robe and spotless turban, strutted ma- i
jestically by, not deigning to cast his :
haughty glance at us. Tho streets
6warmed with children in various co '
tunics. The small shops were packed ;
with men sitting cross-legged. Above.
below, around, and beneath there was
dirt of every description. Fortunately
for us, the viler smells had been tem
pered by recent rains. In summer the
stench is said to be almost iiubearal.b'.
This morning we were awakened
early by a great noise. We heard cries,
shouts, tho beating of drums, the firing
of guns, and the steady tramp of ani
mals, biped and quadruped. These
were the thousands who had lil'.ed tho
s.A-o returning to their homes in Fez,
Morocco, and the great desert of Sahara' ;
There is, how es t r, a dense resident J
Yesterday we wa re guests in two
Moorish harems. The inmates gave
us a very kind reception. The gloomy ;
appearance of the outer walls contrast- j
ed bu'ongly with tho inside of the
house. The halls were tiled. Marble
pillars, bright colors, and rugs gave
tho rooms a bright appearance. Mat.
tresses wi re laid on the carp', ts in
apartments facing the court yard.
They were the bedrooms of the wives.
There were no windows. Faeh wife
leaves her slippers at the entrance of
her bedroom. We saw no chairs, and
only an occasional cushion. The wives
prefer to recline or to sit on the floor.
One or two sat on sheep skins.
The second harem belonged to a rich '
Moor. We saw there several clocks ;
and mirrors, evidently a recent impor-
tat ion from Paris, but they looked out ;
Tho Moor had only one w ife
and she was just thirteen years
she had been married two years.
sat on the floor barefooted with three value, in that it purified the air, rid- thoroughly
other women, who were cither rela-j ding it of disease-breeding germs and ' ready for t
tives or visitors, she was very pretty, t of vapors of decomposition. For con- 1 sown the
With an engaging smile she motioned
us to sit near her. she looked animat
ed, gay, and happv. Several servants
in Oriental attire were in attendance.
(The life of Moorish wives must, how
I ver, be very wearisome. They are
j shut up in apart ur.'tits w ith grated
windows, high above mankind, with
inly occasional glimpses of the great
wot Id without.
In the first harem 1 saw a widow
with seven children, all girls. Two
vere playing cards and two were sew- j
ing. Xoue of the girls had ever seen
a man. On Fridays only the widow
is allowed to go to the Mosl mi ceme
tery to weep and to pray over her dead
husband. We were offered coffee and
cakes. lit iqiiette required that wo
should drink four euj s of coffee and
cat as inanv cakes. Our visit, was
made very early in the morning.
The poor wives were glad to see ns.
They adiuiiel inr di't sses and called
each other's attention to what took
their fancy in the way of jewelry,
'lhey were dressed gayly, but they had
a slovenly look and an ungraceful walk.
Slioubl the Hair He Cut.
It may be that cutting and shaving
may lor the time increase the action
of the growth, but it has no perma
nent effect either upon the hair bulb
or the hair sac, ar;d will not in any
way add to the life of tho hair. On
the contrary, cutting and shaving will j
cans the hair to grow longer for the
time being, but in the end will inevi- j
tably shorten its term of life by ex-!
hun-ting the nutritive action of the'
hair-forming apparatus. When the
hairs are frequently cut they will usu- j
ally become coarser, often losing the
beautiful gloss of the fine and delicate
hairs. Tho pigment will likewise
change, brow n, for instance, becoming
chestnut, and black changing to a
dark brown. In addition, tho ends of
very many are split and ragged, pre
senting a brush-like appearance. If
the hairs appear stuii'.eil in their
growth upon portions of the scalp or j
beard, or gray hairs crop up here and
there, the method of flipping off tho ;
ends ol the short hairs, or plucking,
l off the ragged, withered and gray i
! hairs, will allow them to grow strong- 1
iv and thicker. Mothers in rearing
their children should not cut their '
hair at ceitain periods of the year j
I (I'll ill' i in- mi pernio ions pci ions: 01 .
full moon i, in order to increase its i
length and luxuriance as they bloom :
into woiuanhool and manhood. This .
habit of c utting the hair of children,
brings evil instead of good, and is also '
coiidcinni 'd by the distinguished work- (
er in iiiis 1 "j art ni 'iit. P'of. Kaposi, of
Vienna, who states t'.at it is well j
know i, II, a' the hair of women who
posse;, luxuriant In ks from the time , bee's sting is so line as to be nearly
i f girl hood, never again attains its ' undistinguishable under tho miero
ori inaliength alter having once been , scop.'. Under some circumstances the
cut. I'iueus has made Pi" sam ob- j stinger stems as big as a red-hot crow
serva'.ion by frequent experiments, : bar.
and he adds that there is a general inr
pr ssio'i that frequent cutting of the
hair increases its length; but tho cf
fei t is different from that generally
supposed. Thus, upon one occasion
he states that he cut of circles off hair
an inch in diameter on the heads of
healthy men, and from week to week
compared the intensity of growth of
the shorn place with the rest of the
hair. Tue result was surprising to
this close an 1 careful observer, as ho
louu l in some eases t!i growth be
came slower after cutting, and he has
nc er observed .in increas in rapidity.
I might also a Id that I believe many
beardless faces and bald hea Is in middle
audalvaneel aga are often due to
con-taut cntUngaivl shaving in carlv i
life. The young boys aid girls seen;
elailv ui on our streets with their dose- ;
lv-clopped heads, and the voung men
with their clean-shaven fiu'es. are year ,
by year by this fashion having their
hair-forming apparatus overstrained. !
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Mowers in the Nick Boom. '
Tlie ".superstition." as he called it, !
tha' plants are not healthful in slei ping j
or sick rooms, was vigorously attacked j
by Dr. .?. M. Andrews, in a l cture
before the social meeting of the alumni '
of the Philadelphia College of Phar-
lency. The deleterious matter that j
they gave out, the doctor declared, is j
too small to have any appreciable ef-1
fe. t, while their positive value in a
sick room is great. They fulfil two
functions - that of the generation of
ozone and exhalation of npor, by
w bieh tho atmosphere of the room is
kept in a healthful condition of humid
ity. Test made by the doctor at
Chiist Hospital sh.vved that in two
rooms, alike in all respects except that
one contained soiiik flowers and the
other none, that containing the (lowers
w as cooler by !J degrees than
The ozone, w hich is generated bv i
budding and flowering plants, the doc-
tor had found to have great saniti.ry
sumption ozone is of great benefit, ar
resting the course of the malady, and
by living among flowers constantly
consumptives have been known to
reach an advanced age. of thirty ;
florists whom the doctor visited, he
found none who had the consumption,
though among the families of several
it was hereditary, foliage plants, tho
doctor found, produced no ozone, and,
so far as he had experimented, he bad
found noditterence between odoriferous
and non-odoriferous plaats,
1 Strniplit on to Port.
?liiiibl lliionnh the ."a foiini mii the uwful
And ind- that batik' rnnml m day anil
Till the pub' moon bi'l". ber while face In
Th" -hip licit bears my b niiiR boini anil mo
1'iiie.. touanl lb.it p'H wlieni wailing lovet
An. I on ih.' bi'iiili ol bom tin- lii'p i-bright :
lin o' wi aliil ijis -h..ll I ml" (;l id with
All. I l'lllpi-l l -I'nolli'll joyfully.
K, iliniiij.'li ..n iiie.li''. i 'iid lii iel. sad winter
t ir Miiiiiiii'iV short -lived iiiuniplis or yn"?
Or unlinmi's vind b!on. iiie'iini'le lv wnys,
My wml Ihmi-x iiiiuanl to In r haven lui.
Ki'vond lb" oiili'i iiio-t fi'ii'rt ii harbor-bur,
Hu l l to l ui i wbii si. .im. Ii ivc hiui-i"t her
1, unite Chnnilrr .Moulloi.
Do dwarfs ever live long? i
Two for a scent - The nostrils.
"You make me tired," said the
wheel to the wagon-maker.
What goes most against a farmer's
grain? Hi . mowing-machine.
Is a dog valued for what it will
bring i r !.r what it w ill fetch ?
Patti is greatest bai gain-maker
in the wor' : sh" can get anything
she likes t . a mere song.
An Indian voinan lost her speech
for a mouth, and the rest of theL.mily
gained lifteei. pounds each.
An amateur pollster informs us that
some bouses have w ings, and he has
often e. ii a hou - e fly. We thought
no part of a house save the chimney
To snv tie
' a man with a bad cold
; like a musician, because
' iia.-al organ and sounds
ir.h, may be a bass joke,
. certainly i tinny.
i Detail.- -Mother: "I am
ttie bul l
'ml its te
Cr'-s ro -s is not strums in
his atteuii :. " Daughter: "Ho is
awful bashtu'. you know; but he's
ottering l.iiiisi il pi corneal. Last night
lie wanted in." to lake his arm."
Si it-Mists vvli i have made minute
examination as-crt that the point ol a
she went into a store to buy some
toilet soap, and when the clerk was
expatiating on its merits, about made
' up her mind to purchase; but when he
' said "it would keep off chaps," she re
I marked that she didn't want that kind.
i - I'isiiit l.
A bookbinder said to his wife at
; their wedding: "It seems that now we
are bound together, two volumes in
lone, with i lasps." "Yes," observed
one of the guests, "one hide highly
ornamental Turkey morocco, and the
other plain calf."
In Iceland the nights are six months
long, and when a young man sits in
the parlor for six or seven weeks with
S1'1 w"ut WK ,ho 'l1'00".
and then gets up with the remark that
i.. .- : I... 1 t, ...111 ott
11 " ' '' '
aroun(1 ",htr pv,'ninS' t,ie yun
'oalir.e that matrimony is still
lo,,8 "a-vs 0T-
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Milking a Home in the West.
With only a team and a few dollars
the emigrant determines to make him-
self a home in the wilds of Nebraska.
His first care is to build a sod house,
as he must have shelter. This done,
about the middle of May he conimen-
ccs breaking prairie, and if he has a
good horse team, suci eeds in getting
from forty to sixty acres broken by
the middle of dune. A few acres of
first breaking are usually planted with
corn, drop; e l into a cut made through
the sod with an ax, which incision is
closed iigaii the foot of the planter.
ly at the mere
the time it is :
able seas in, V
bushels to tie
. ulti vated, and is w hol
if the season. Half
i .ilure, but if a favor
his twenty or thirty
i re. Melons and puni!
10 well on sod, and
i mid-summer seldom
i all be "back-sets" his
.is breaking plow, tak
r so of ground from he
g breaking. Tho ground
plowed deeper than it is
'te l. The ground is now
r qi, and his wheat is
of February, or In
deiity of work to do,
.t that. No chance to
. turnips sown
fail. In the
ins an inch
low the spr:
should not '
March. He .
and hard wo.
make money e
year or two is
pes him. The first
uo.-t invariably one
privations for the
I. The weak or
ally cive way in de
shiftless on"s n
spair and turn eastward. The reso
lute ones stay, and soon have com
fortable home. But no young man
Arnold go West unless he is prepared
,o work hard in the face of many dilfl-tulties.