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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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ITI.TSIM)li( CHATHAM CO., N. C, ATKIL 17, 1884.
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With hk'll mi'ut'v at I for.mil;
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Wis lru.it n merely ti'i.-m.d.
Oiir list of ill, Inov full, lew .Treat !
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Our lr'';ni"ii iJ i?
Were it not lit lo krej)
Of all (I iv.i, irfliny.'
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A" Mil, or oven snli-mii ;
Beheld, my entry fir tiidijr
Is in Uiu "liupiy" milium.
THE ONLY PUPIL.
Miss Elizabeth Hill was still a pret
ty little woman, with nice hair and a
tidy lit t lo figure, when her father died.
One after the other her elder sisters
had married ami li ft home; and Lizzie
kept hoiue for her widowed father anil
forgot the. lapse of time.
The two old servants considered her
a mere child, and she w;n always the
youngest at the rare family reunions
Her father had advised, praise 1 and
scolded her in though she ha I been in
her teens to the la.it.
He wo.? 8' told when hit went quietly
to Bleep for th" l.t-t time, that people
had thought Elizabeth would ho "pre
pared for her loss;'' but she wan nut,
nnd after the lirst great eiiff and the
shock of leaving the i Id hunt"', when
the property was divided and the linns0
sold, she found that another change
had befallen her.
Hie was no longer Miss Lizzie, the
youngest daughter Mill at himn but a
middle-aged spinster living in a board
Often when she had hurried up
stairs and shut the door of her room
she had thought to herself that .-die
could not endure this condition of
things much longer, but. after all, she
dreaded to make a change.
She was exactly in the condition to
jump at anything w hi. h olTcre I occu
pation and interest, when the postman
mio day brought her a circular, gilt
edged and rose-tinted, bearing tin sit
".Mr. Buckle respectfully desires to
make known to the public the fact that
he is about to reopen his classes in
water-color painting, Knglish school,
next Monday. Terms most reasona
ble. Early application ilcarable, a
the number of pupils will be limited.
Studio. Xo. si reel.
It was an attractive looking card,
nnd as Miss Elizabeth real it an idea
came into In r mind. Why should she
not take lessons in water-color paint -igV
She would enjoy the work. She
could afford it. It would pass the time.
Sho could perhaps sketch from nature
A little thrill ran through her at
this thought. She got her bonnet and
mantilla, her parasol and her gloves,
nnd taking the card with her, hurried
to make application for a place in the
class before it was too late, for it was
now Saturday afternoon.
She found the number easily. A
large building with many rooms, and
at the very top of the house four en
gravers, a lady "designer on wood."
and Mr. Buckle's name on a neat door
plate. Miss Elizabeth, quite breathlest by
this time, applied her knuckles to the
panels, and after a little delay and some
creaking of boots on a bare floor, the
door opened, and a middle-aged gentle
man, with a few gray hairs in his
whiskers and a bald spot on his hea l,
appeared, with a palette on his thumb
and a brush in his hand, nnd bowing
politely, requested the lady to enter.
"Mr. lluekle ?" Elizabeth asked with
an interrogative inllection.
The gentleman bowed again.
"I receive! your card," said Mis'j
Elizabeth. "1 should like to join your
class, if it is not full."
"It is not full as yet, inadam" re
plied Mr. liuekle," and I should be de
lighted to receive you as a pupil."
fie opened a portfolio as he spoke.
"My work," ho said; perhaps you'd
like to look at"
The portfolio was full of sketches
in water color of English scenes, cot
tages, lanes, old women gathering fag
gots, ladies walking in old parks.
They were not great, but they were
very good. Miss Elizabeth was de
lighted. "How kind of you to tako a class,'
she said, beaming. "Such un artist as
Mr. liuekle bowed again. He evi
dently preferred bowing to speaking.
"I'm sure I've seen your pictures in
the Academy," she said, "uud admired
Mr Buckle blushed violently and
"How modest P trough Mi Eliza
beth. She inquired his terms. They were
very reasonable. She paid it ou the
spot, received a little list of necessary
paper, colors, &e., and went away.
Sunday passed slowly, despite its three
episodes of church-going. She awaited
her lirst lesson with much impatience
At last the hoiireame, she climbed
the stairs again, and entered the door
of the room on which the name of
Buckle appeared. A long pine table
and six tune bottom chairs, an easel,
and some canvases and portfolios, fur
nished the room. A South American
hammock w as twisted into a coil and
hung over some pegs. A blanket pur
iuv hung on a rod within the door.
But there was no one there but Mr.
"Ant I too early?" Elizabeth asked,
glancing at her watch. 1 see I am the
"Oh no, indeed," replied Mr. liuekle.
It is the tithe pupils who are too late.
We won't wait for them."
I't bewan his lesson at once, and
Miss Elizabeth was absorbed in her
work. An hour passed two.
The lesson was over. Xo pupils hail
"I. a lies are seldom as prompt a you
are." said Mr. Buekl'. "Any time
will do to begin; any lime. They de lay.
" Th y procrastinate. It's a pity."
"It Is surprising to nc that they are
not more anxious to avail themselves
of such advantages," said Miss Eliza
beth, hardly ahl" to tear h-rself away
from the contemplation of the blue
sky. with white clouds, that had grown
under her brush. I have had a delight
Again she waited with impatience.
Again sho climbed up the long stairs.
Again thcro were no other pupils pres
ent. Again none nnived.
Hut this time a brown roof grew
under her brush and gray brunette-slay
against the sky.
The trunk of a tree was indicated,
and tin) figure of a child was carefully
sketched amongst the blossoms, as yet
only outlined in the foreground.
Miss Elizabeth trembled with pride
"Vou niii-t Ii ii 1 me very stupid," she
said. "Hut don't you think I can
learn if I apply my ell V"
"1 am sure you will do well." s it 1
Mr. liuekle; "more than well. Vmi
have talent, madamdecided talent
tin her way home, Miss Elizabeth
thought, with rapture that perhaps a
day might cmno when she should open
a catalogue and see ".-uns-i," or "i; -v.
eric," or "Moonlight Hours." or some
such romantic title, among the list of
pictures, followed by the delightful ;
words, "by Miss Elizabeth Hill."
ue thought c!iaed away the sent- j
pie; that troubled lu r as to the propri-
ety of being the only scholar of a sin- j
g!e gentleman; and, then, h was so I
gentlemanly, lie never quite closed '
the door, lie sat at the opposite side !
of tl-e tn'd". He was decorum itself, j
And such a genius! How foolish of f
the other members of that limited I
d iss not to aa 1 themselves f such
opportunities' The quarter was over
end she was beginning to wonder j
whether Mr. liuekle would trouble j
himself to teach a class of one for so !
small a sum. When hurrying upstairs
to her less in she heard oices within
the door, and paused. Two men were
talking. One was Mr. I'.ui kle.
"If you can but wait a little," she !
heard him say.
"Well, 1 have waited, haven't I?"
replied the other voice. "1 know you
mean well; but studios are in request.
I can't let mine for nothing. Vou
haven't given me one cent fer two
months, Mr. liuekle."
"Vou see I'm just establishing my
self," said Mr. liuekle; pupils come
slowly. I spent all 1 had in advertis
ing and paying the lirst month's rent
and buying such furniture as I've got.
1 sleep in that hammock, and take down
the tiiri for a blanket; and so far
I'v got only one pupil. It won't do
to starve. 1 live on a dollar a week.
Now w here is the money for rent?"
"Oon't seem to be any," replied the
landlord; that s why 1 think maybe
you'd better move."
"Ah well, I suppose I nrist," said
"I'll just give this lesson and hang
inyself.or something -not here, it would
give the place a bad name, you know,
and you've been most kind, flood
morning. Ah, no, don't apologize; its
all in the way of business; and then a
large man in a light overcoat bounced
out and nearly ov rset Miss Elizabeth
as he ran down stairs.
She, for her part, went into the
room nil tremulous with surprise and
grief, i nd could hardly utter her usual
She looked at Mr liuekle as he laid
out the pattern, and tested the shade
of the color in her pa'ettecups, think
ing what a tine, kind, pleasant face his
She noticed, too, that the braid that
bound his coat was worn out, and that
his knees were shiny.
Then he came around the table and
for the first time sat down beside her. !
"I'm going t.t give up this studio,
Miss Hill," he said. "This will be our
last les-ion. I'll give you the addles
of an exci llent teacher who has vaean
cies. lie's a little dearer than 1mm,'
but ever so much better"
"Oh. that can't, b -!" Miss Elizabeth. '
"Oh. yes, indeed," said Mr. Buckl.
I'm after all, only an amateur- a soil
of iinpo.tor. I'm ra'h rgoo l at. water
colors, 1 know, but I'm ii"t profession
al, uiib ss leaching you makes mo so
1 feel like telling vou the truth."
"1 had a little fortune when 1 camo
here and they told mo 1 could treble it.
I'm sure 1 eouldn't say w hat T did.with
that object, but was told one day that I
had lo-t it all.
"I'm not a I n: im si man, you know:
and t hen I thought I'd teach water
colors; nnd well, you'vo been my
only pupil, you know, so I've got to
say good-by; and there's something
else I'd like to tell you but you might
"Oh, no." said Miss Elizabeth. j
"You'll forgive me. Thanks," said
Mr. liuekle. "Wed, it is this-ifl'
hadn't been such a poor beggar I'd
have a Red you if you could like mo
enough to marry me. 1 never met any
one so nice indeed, I never did; and
our lastes are alike, and ad that. I'll
try not to think of it more than I can
help, but I felt that I must tell you
before wo parte 1 for ever."
Miss Elizabeth bad put her handker-
chief to her eyes, and now was heard
to whisper smut thing.
"lieg pardon," said Mr. Buckle.
"I - I've got plentv," said Miss
"Plenty?" repeated Mr. Buckle.
"Money!" gasped Miss
"Plenty for both."
"Vou kind little woman.
Buckle, and took her hand.
The brushes lay neglected, the color
dried oh the palette.
They sat thus for a long while, then
"If you really love me." said M ss
Elizabeth, "it doesn't matter which
has the money."
"It's aw fully sweet of vou to feel that
wav," said Mr. Buckle. "I Milv, would
it be right of nie, you know ;" What
wvuld your family say?"
Ia the mellow twilight that had be
gun to steal over the empty Hi lie room,
Miss I'lizabi tli's face looked wonder
fully soft and young a i she looked up
at him; but I think she scarcely could
h.iM'do'ii' wha she did but I 'rlhil
fancy picture of himself wbiili he had ; t'"' tiniest teaspoon, must be mnnu
iiiade for hi- landlord. If she were not : facturcd from it, or its alloy or bronze
brave now she felt be might indeed The chief value of aluminum, at
be found pendant from a branch some-J present, is in tempering or giving
where. strength and a surface or body to
"Heaven knows! I'm of age," she alloys, broil '.es or inetaK so that they
with a little laugh; "and a family
that has left me alone at ;t boarding
house may say what it please-; I don't
"It is the right, spirit," said Mr.
Buckle. "I think it veiy line, and I
shall be made so unutterably happy by
it, my dear."
They kissed crh other in the twi-
light, and left the room together aim
"It was very sly of Elizabeth. Wo
expected more confidence," said tho
oldest sister to her friends .shortly after
'But she has married well a celebra-
ted artist, exceedingly rich. I pre -tune
they all are. His name i-Buckle."
An Operatic lloiiniiza.
A Paris letter says that about thirty
years ago a poor little musical com
poser, very modest and almost un
known, tried to sell the partition of an
opera which had just lately been pro
duced here in Paris to some publish
er, but nobody wanted it. Perhaps
one of the music houses would have
accepted the partition had it not been
for the illustrious Berlioz, who advis
ed him not to touch it at the n ice de
manded that is to say, a sum equal to
$J"0. When the publisher had de lin
ed the music, the young composer car
ried his manuscript to another house,
but it was refused simply because the
lirst had done so. The poor man ho
is illustrious and rich now wjis
strolling along the boulevard, feeling
quite down in tho mouth, when he met The First Million (.reeiiltarkt.
a young gentleman named Choiidens, Mr. Sturtevant, of the stationery di
a clerk in the department of stata To vision of the treasury, carried the lirst
him the composer of tho new opera 2.WVHK) of greenbacks from Washing -related
his troubles, whereupon Chou - ton over the mountains to the West,
dens said: "The greenbacks," says he, "were in
"Ma foi, but it is lucky we met, I common mail bags and I ha I to sit
am going to marry in a few days the with a loaded revolver to watch them,
daughter of a man who engraves nut- I remember it was in October, and
sic scries, and when w e are married though warm in Washington, it grew
we shall start a music house for our- bitter cold when we got on the moun
selves. 1 cannot afford to pay you tains. 1 had neglected to bring my
aOOOfraues for your opera, but 1 will , Jvcreoat and 1 almo.it froze. I carried
give you 1500 for it if you will trust the money via Pittsburgh to Cincinnati,
me for the year." The coinpo-er ae- and a few months later I took another
cepted these terms, and the opera was l.'MHi.oiX) in the same way. After this
printed. it was noi-ed abroad that the groen-
Thc name of the opera is "Faust, " back were being distributed in this
that of the composer Charb s tiounod j unsafe way, and the government made
and Choudens has gained more thun a contra t w ith the express companies
$200,000 ou this great work alone
Till: COM l Ml METAL.
rhrnt. I'inpr. for MiikliiK Aluminum
'Hi. Itrvi.liillou II I l.lkrly tl
tVoik tu Many iMnin.liM-in.-r..
Aluminum, with one exception, is
the most abundant metal known. The
material, alumina or clay, from which
it is produced, is not confined to any
locality or coantry. It is found every
where. It is more ni half a century
since the eminent Gci man chemist,, the
late l-'riederich Wo'd-r. who for fifty
years wat Professor of Medicine and
Director of tho Chemical In-dilute at
(!o:tingen, discovered aluminum and
. that it could be pn In e.l from common
clay ami frj:n alum, and still it is
among the leatt familiar of metals,
Us usual price is $' per pound, and
j until the pint year it has only been
known as "aluminum gold." After
' many experiments, extending over a
series of years', its manufacture was
abandoned except in one instance, to
' the French, w ho only produced it in
! inconsiderable quantities. After more
than thirty years' labor, and at a cost
of more than , 'H. the eminent
English chemist and metallurgi-d,
.lames 'eb,ti'r, has di -covered a
method of making aluminum by burn
ing or roasting alum, in dead of mak
ing it in the old and tedium way by
precipitation. !y the nw process it
takes o dy one l.weu'y-fouitli of the
time required by the old lnetho I. and
costs less th in one-tenth as much,
j The discoverer ha-i li-en producing 20
. pounds of alumina per week for more
than a year, tho valun of which is
I i'l1)"') or '.'Jtts.ti'iil per annum, the re-
s'dt of which has been that at the
' present timu a manufa-toiy, which
covers more than one-half an acre, is
kept busy night and day, with orders
ready for more than fifteen months'
work. The present output is 20 tons of
aluminum metal per wek. Eroin the
! results alrealv obtained bv the aluini-
nuin bretie fact ry near Birmingham,
j England,) it is plainly evident that in
, very short time this almost new and
, peculiar metal, which never oxidizes or
, corrodes, and which never tarnishes
! under any circumstances, to which can
given the color of gold, silver,
, bro-ize or purple, and w hich differs
"from all other metals in thai it i-i never
1 produced d'reel from ore, but only By
a long and elaborate process, mu-.t be
come an important la l"r in the man
ii lac; ure of jewelry; and not only so
but t tilt almost every article made
I rum metal, from a screw propeller or
anchor of the largest steamship down
, will not corrode. To copper, tin or
zinc it. gives such properties as can be
j obtained by no oilier means, softening
their nature while increa-ing their real
hardness arid strength, enabling them
to resist all the tests applied to gold or
silver, preserving them from corrosion
and rendering them more ductile and
rcliued, and giving them a surface and
, kody th.it withstands the el deal ae-
! lion of the elements. As a result of
this new process of making aluminum.
all plated goods, nici el or silver, watch
'cases, cups, saucers, spoons, knives,
forks, gun anil pistol barrels, pistol
( handles, gun, harness, carriage and
' saddle ornaments male of brass.niekel,
German silver, bronze or silver, must
i give way to tlutse made of aluminum
I or bismuth bronze. Piano-forte wires
made from it will vibrato ten seconds
i longer than the hest now in use.
AVhenever and wherever there is a
need of a mcial. and one is demanded
j that cannot crystallize or corrode under
any ctrcumdano s, a metal that com -I
bines great strength and flexibility, it
is plain that aluminum must be used-
i In the teats already made with propel
! ler screws, blades, journal b. ringsi
! and heavy artillery niiulo from nlitini-
it tun or bismuth bronze, as against
those made from tho best gun metal,
i the ship builders decided in favor o
j the former as the strength was so much
! greater and the weight so much less,
t iei ngi at ly one- f oi i rt h ns great. - -Sj rimj-
fhld Hi llllhlii llll.
to carry them."
Worship of the Sun.
Biehard Procter, the celebrated Eng
lish astronomer, says: In old times men
wordiipp' d the sun as it god. They
knelt in adoration before his glorious
orb an I raised their voices in supplica
tion to him, as to a being who could
bear Heir prayers and grant them
w hat they wishel. How w idely prev
alent that religion of sun-vor..!iip was,
we cinuot now I.-I1-, but I le iv are t revs
in Hie purer religious of later times of
thai old .system. Even in our own
t inie, quite a it ii i nber of ceremonial li--ervanees
can be refeired hack to tho
lime when the rising and setting sou
was regarded as a god, wlcrj tie- an.
nual movement of th" sun, carrying
him now below, now above the equator,
wjis followed as the motion of a deity;
now withdrawing, amm renewing his
favoring glances, while th-' critical
epochs when the sun-go I w as passing
the equator, aseendiugly or ilescein I i ug
ly, were celebrated as religious festi
vals, of which tht' Feast of the Pass
over (and oiirown Easier in its season
al or astronomical aspect) and the
Feast of the Tabernacles are ai'ilin
bralions, (hoip..i associate I imw with
pnriiied religious idea-". We are apt lo
smile at these,, Id faith, if we do not
utterly contemn them; 1ml in a sense
they were n-.i- maMe e nough at Hi-'
I ime vv'nen they prevailed. If under
any circimstan"es men might forget
the Creator and vvonhip the creature,
it was in t lit cas of sun-worship. To
say truth, there is no aptcr emblem of
the Th'ity than the sun. Too glorious
lo be regarded save its through it veil,
tho sun is the source of every form of
force ex is: ing on this earth. His might
is exerted for our benefit even when
we see him not. In the night hoiirs.as
well as throughout tho day, the sun is
at work holding not only the earth, but
his whole family of planets, at theirdue
distance to receive his rays. When he
is hidden behind dense clouds, when
darkness encoinpav.es the earth, he is
still at work for us. Nay, the very
clouds which hide his rays aru due to
his labor on our behalf; even when
their gloom seems greatest, they are
preparing nnd r bis bene'.'u ent beams
to drop fatness on the earth. Science,
however, which has shown the sun as
the true soiiri f clouds and rain, had
and snow, wind and storm, of all the
material forces at work in the air, on
the sea, and on land, the iiourisher of
vegetation and of every form of life,
shows that be works according tojinl
ura! laws. Sun-worship is shown by
science to be a gros materialistic rdr
gion. It hill been rejected as unworthy
of reasoning men. uinlcr.-t.riding what
the sun really is. In (his science ha
done what over and over again science
has had to do, and hits b en reproached
fordoing until, wilh (lie advance of
knowledge it has b-en seen that in
pointing out what is material and un
worthy in the cruder forms of worship,
science has not been materialistic, but
tho reverse. f
The .Most Notable AiTliiteetur.il Fill
lice in America.
A Chihuahua (Mexico) correspon
dent, of the Kansas City Tunis says:
The Cathedral City, as this state capi
tal is named, has very little conspicu -oils
interest unassociatcd with yonder
great piece of architecture, which, so
thickly shrouded in snow to day. has
no equal in architectural view on the
Western hemisphere. It has its his
tory. That history is associated with
the Santit Eulall t mine, which, up to
12'J, or the date of the expulsion of
the Spaniards from Mexico, hasyielded
$27o,OiH,Hild. The grand cathedral
was constructed by a tax lorccd on the
mine of one real, or twelve and one
half cents, out of each mare, or every
ifS, by order of the Boyal Government
of Spain. Tho edifice cost fl.ouo.oiii).
Hoiibtless another sfJoO.ooiJ was con
tributed by the people in labor and
material. It would require $:,.iOii,ihio
to erect it in our time. Tho corner
stone was laid in 172"i.
Architecturally, the grand cathe
dral stands peerless, as far as magnifi
cently symmetrical proportions are to
be regarded in America. The great
cathedral of the City of Mexico covers
more ground. Still, in design, attrac
tions of harmonious blending of three
schools of architecture, it is a blunt
and bungling and unsightly piece of
work compared with this masterpiece
of Cristoval de Vilht. He passed more
than half of his lmsim ss life construct
ing this great church. The design is
the tripartite schools of Corinthian,
Doric and Ionic. The rear or great
dome end, which faces the west, has a
width of Md' feet. The front on the
grand plaza, crowned by the twin
towers, has it width of eighty livo
feet. Tho audieneo capacity of the
largo auditorium is tiooo people Tim
principal or front facade is elaborate
in the Doric school f architecture. Jt
is faced with elabon.tclv carved col
timns, inter-'persed among which tiro
the statues of the twelve apostles and
San Francisco do Azis, patron of tho
PD A It I S OF TilorUMT. j
Censure is the lax a man pays to !
; the public for being eminent.
j The readiest ami surest way to get j
rid of censure is lo correct oin-elves. .
Volatility of words is earelcssne..y
! ,n action. Words arc the wings of j
' All the w bell ing in the world can
never si I ii razor's 1-ilg.M.ui that which .
j lias no steel in it. - Fuller.
! Try to frequent the company of ,
rour betters in books and life. That
Is tho most wholesome society. j
i Js'o man ever regretted t hat he was 1
virtuous and lione t in his youth, and
j kept it way from idle companions. j
Women go farther in love than ,
most men, but men go (art her in !
friendship than women. La lirugere. j
Greater mischiefs happen often from I
I meanness, fully and vanity, than from
the greater sins of avarice and ambi- !
He must expect to be wretched who :
i pays to beauty, richness or politeness
I that regard which only virtue ar.d
piety can claim. :
A hypocrite may spin so fair a I
thread as to deceive hi.s own eyes, lie i
' may admire tie- coiivvcii, and not
know himself to be the spider.
It is not required, it may be w rong,
j to show all we feel or think; what is
i required of us is not to show what we
i do not feel ur think, for that ij to be
Genius is a great thing without
doubt ; but if you have a capacity for
hard work you have so good a substi
tute for genius that you can't tell the
difference between the two.
Spectacle ' fearers Notions.
"I have one customer who habitually
wiars six pair of spectacle-," said
Optician Arthur Pratt. "lie reads
with one pair, write vv ith nnothcr.nnd
uses a third for street wear, Then all
these varieties are repeated in holiday
styles. People have lo!s of queer no.
lions lib nit spir'a-les. due man bad
a notion that his eyesight was rapidly
changing. lie kept running to an
oeuli.d and bad a new pair of glasses
made every w eek for a long t ime. The
variations in the glass were very
trifling, but, he thought they did him
g"od. There are plenty who wear
glasses for style, and have plain glas
instead of lenses, spectacles worn for
disguise are always arranged in this
way. Then there are many who do
themselves harui by postponing the
weiring of glasses until their eyes are
injured, because they fear to be made
to look old. Pride thus puts spectacles
on some folks and takes them off of
"Tl ii best goods in spectacles and
oyc-gla-ses are imported, although there
Hre some large factories in this country,
and much is done here by machinery.
The line-t woikinanship is by the
"I have seen one pair of spectacles
sold for :?ol. The iimst difficult job for
the optician is to lit glasses to one af
flicted with Migmatisni, it disease of
the eye which causes objects to be dis
torted. Lenses lor such eyes are quite
irregular, and must be ground to it dif
ferent surface in aluiod. every part, so
as Incurred the vision. , person with
ordinary vision looking through such
a pair of glasses would see .straight
lines curved and regular lornis distort
ed. The grinding of the glasses is a
very ilillieiilt and delicate operation."
Stw V"ik Suit.
J'ho Intelligence of birds.
Dr. Chailes C. Abbott describe in 1 ;,msi , -mi rely to the region of brovvn-S,-i,,t,i
some interesting experiments st)II1(. frimtSi AI1 the dusters 1 know
on the intelligence of birds. When ho ,lf ar Who have seen better
girdle I branches on which birds had ( (.,VSi i,llt r ( llrse, it isn't every edu
built their nests and thereby caused
the foliage to shrivel up so thill tho
nests were exposed, the birds aban
doned the nests, alt hough they had al
ready laid their eggs. But in a case in
which the nest already contained young
binls. the old birds remained, notwith- ! fore cMm arriv(l aml ,mst an(1 arr.,n?0
standing the exposure of the nest, until (things it no child's play. A woman
the young ones were able to fly. He n,.,st lHirlv ;,,, at tl0r work. The re
placed a number of pieces of woolen IlllinPrati,;ny Well, a dollar or cents
yarn -red. yellow, purple, green and a visit 8,MPtimt.s more. At miino
gray in color near a tree in which a houses where tho hostess entertains a
pair of Baltimore orioles were building
a nest. 1 he pieces of varn were all
exactly alike except in color. There
was an equal number of each color.and
the red and yellow pieces were pur
posely placed on top. The birds chose
only the gray pieces, putting in a few
purple and blue ones when the nest
was nearly finished. Not a red, yel
low or greiii strand was used. Dr.
Abbott concludes from his observations
of the building of birds' nests that the
female bird is exacting, obstinate and
...................... ..,., .usposeu o
lM" ner torn nna
master, l no. site or tlve nest Is select
ed aftcr,careful examination of suitable
locutions by both birds.
This Mfe is What we Make It.
J.i t" i.tii-iii-r tlU ol nolle d-i-ils,
And nni-i ol lint Inel cim-j,
.Vmi -iny .'. .ni our ln''. d iv,
Alld llelif ;,lie,l 1,. -i. mil".
W e Men- ini iiinde to I " I mid -i-lt.
And uIh n "Tie! lo yynki- Hi
Jillill Ii ipl'mcs is -l:illlill", I'V
Jlii hie i- nli-,1 we niiik'- it.
J.el '. I'm I I In- -nine side of 11,
I ii I , I ;,i,.r. in il ;
A iyn lien- i- in cwrv .i-il
Hi il 1 . , I, . - Hi.. ,riin- to in It.
till' lli l-,.i -IiiiiiI,. iiii r..l ill nil.
And Ii.-ii e m il unk- d;
Chi I ! lain lli- in ';:" rtnlid
I III- III- l- v led - ln:ik- il .
'J Inn Ii-ii-'- lo 1 1 who i- lot in-: lie.irt.
She I li-lit nnd j'v iilmii llii'lil!
Jli.oil.s I i- In Ill-Ill lor i-oiiiiIIi-wkpiim
nuVr li.id knimii without tliciil.
(ill liii- -lionfl he ii Ii i' wol'.il
l'o nil win in. iv ..ill ll.e it :
'Jli- limit's out- own if it i- not
J In. lite is w li.it n- innl.e il.
I I'm right in with you," an one cog
i wheel said to the other.
! The author of the saying that "you
, must always lake a man a.s you lind
j him" wit a constable,
".Never mind, soTiny. the rain makes
I tiovs grow," remarked a tramp the
other day, when heto.-k a silk umbrella
j away from a lad in the midst of a lain
"But are you sure she'll accept
you?" asked Duiiix of Fiiuk. who was
about, to "pop." "Accept me? Vou
bet she will! She's like iny clothes
A burglar vv bo has climbed up to a
garret window una bidder is arrested
by ;i voice shouting. 1 1 c 1 1 . there,
what do you want?" "May I n-U you
for ii glass of fresh water?"'
"Do vmi buy your music by the
s'l-et ?" inquired a young lady of the
ih :i on's diiiighti r. Oh, no," idm re
plied: "I always wait until Sunday,
and then get it by the choir."
When a young woman is in love she
turns to the poet's corner lirst on pick
ing up the lo-al paper. After she is
1'iaii ii-d she turn lirst to the advertise
in 'ids of the dry goods stores.
"Miss Brown, I have been lo learn
bow to tell fort i ." siial a fellow to
it brisk brunette; -give me your band,
if joti please" "l.a! Mr. White, how
sudden you are! ell, go ask pa."
"1- it true that when it wild goose's
mate dies it never takes another?"
asked it young widow. "Vis, but.
don't worry about thai. 'Ih' reason
it ads that way is because it is a
nee. in 1 1 ' i v .
I don't tlii.it-. .Mm." die oun;; wi'e Mid'
"'ll'e ;ol liltlell in lour 1 1. -:(. t .
l-'ol el llil -i.lil-l lirilllients voil lli-vi'l' f-lte'l
the line i.l "
I oll-n Mink ol ton," snid lelin, -'nil I, llicie-
loi-. il i, , Ii ii
Tim in no In-id fir -oini 'iine. -ot 11 i-iy
hi i-hl-ei- I li-io ."
Pusiinir for a Li vim:.
"I'm a duster," said a young woman
whom ;i New York nim reporter met,
in a private house up town "a pro-
fcssioiial duster. Fin not the only one.
I It's a regular profession, dusting isf
I nowadays. To du-t and arrange these
collections every day would toosevere-
ly tax the stntigth of the wealthy la
' dies. To set the servant at the w ork
I was found to be bad management, not
i because they were bungling and liable
' to smash the delicate fabrics, bul he.
cause the serv ants have no time to spare
j f rom their oilier duties. Therefore the
j mistresses employ competent women tn
I keep their parlors in order. Tho dust"
1 ing business is an established industry,
but it is con lined to the metropolis, and
cated and refined w oiuun who can make
a good duster."
-W bat are the requirements?''
She must be light-footed, quick and
strong in her wrists and arms. To
I visit a (loen 1(,s.,s in a forenoon bc-
KO(, miyiy Rllcst!, the rooms are ar
ranged every day. Orders are given to
the dusters to change the arrangement
of the appointments every lime they
come. Then, again, a duster must
know how to tako hold of every sort of
knick-knack and how to mov e it safely.
She must know just what sort of brush
to use for every sort of dusting. Tho
brush that will not break a tdmy tissue
rf glass is useless on a pieeo of furni
ture, and would not reach the ceiling
corners. She must have several brushes.
' ,nd she must not be careless or slap-
for an insUnt There are few
aits of bric-a-brac in these parlors that
I could rcplnen with Bix months' eai n-iss."