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PITTSBOKO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, MAY 1, 1884.
(That bam ttatss.
How to fJrow Olit.
Far from tbo storms that lire l.-ishii tin- nrrnn,
Nearer eich il iv to tliu ili-ii.-Mt it llmni li;:lil -,
Fur from tliu waves th t niu big with column
lion, Under full fail nml the li.nbor in Mlif
(jioin ohl t'lirfrliilly,
CIicitI'iiI mill lnigli'.
Fust nil tlm winds tint nr adverse mid cliillitu;.
I "ast nil tliti i-hunls that lured tlu u to rest,
1'iihI nil the cm i ciil h tlmi lured thee, unwilliiif!,
Knifroni thy coiiimc to !lm Lund til" tliu Illest .
(rowing old peacefully,
I'eaoefiil mid ule-t.
Never n feeling of eiivy nor sorrow
When the bright liiees of chilihcii urn nt'ir.
Never 11 year from tU(i jvinij woul'it I lion
TI1011 (lost remember what belli between:
(Growing- old willingly,
Hearts at the pound i. thy routing nrr liht
rued, Uondy itnd nilliiif ihv hand to lelievo;
Many 11 face nt tli.v kind word liu.-Iirilitcnol
''It ia more Me ed to civil tli ili receive:"
(howing old happily,
(eiisiiiK to giicve.
J-.yes that ki'ow dim to tin- earth 11 ml its
llnvo 11 ptviet id 'iiiipen.-c youth e timet
1'iirn tluit prow dull to the until mid it 4 M"V,v
Itiink in the muis that lVnui I'liiuili-i flow:
(iiowin;; old nciciiIy.
(. Ini.-li lll-lll.C .'low.
'Tlnkton's boy, again ?" said Hannah
1'igby. "Now what du:'9 I'inkton's
hoy want this time? Pidn't I give
him half it mince- iiu and all the rest
of that ( I'M boiled ham n( two hours
ago? Thump. ng away at tho dour
loml enough lo wake tlm seven sleep
ors. when uncle lias just lad down for
his ti;;p! I declare, I've 110 patience
with that child:"
"It's on an errand he's come this
time, Miss llaunah," sai I Thyrza, the
help. "At least tha's what he says.
There ain't no hclicviu' 1'itiKt ins hoy,
Outside, ill Hie atijrry re.l twilight.
Iho March wind w.iihovvling like some
infuriate ileni' n. Melting the hare tree
tups lo anl iro, tin I ratling the loose
window shutters against the
side of the house, while under the hill
the breakers of Lone I'.ay dung them
selves like tiiinia'. e.re packs of artillery
along the to.'k -bound shore.
Hannah shudili r.-il when she stepped
out on to the pordi, and confronted it
dirty, red-haired little varlet.
'What is il, Ileehiah?" said she,
sharply. "Now you can't lie hungry!
mid 1 know you are not vll, for you
lire weiring uncle's eld overcoat! 1
should like to know what sends you
here now ?"
'IMca.se, miss." tad Ilezekiah, "it
taint J; it bees ohl Mrs. Kesley!"
''Mrs. Kislcy, aLrain ?" said Hannah,
w ith a gesture of tl -spair. "Why, it
was only yesterday that uncle was
"It l ees ohl Mrs. Kesley," stolidly
repeated Ilezekiah. "Hie be in a mar
tial hurry. Her have got mortinl bad
pain in her bones!"
"Pshaw!" siid Hannah, more to her
self than to Ilezekiah, who added:
"Her told 1 to run! Then I runneth
I did an the wind 'most blow'd I off
"Poor child!" i said Hannah. "Thyrza,
give him a bowl of tea and a slice of
gingerbread. Hut, till the same, I nin
not going to dist urb uncle! He was out
all night, and this morning he had to
drive over to Castlo Peak, and he has
only jnst laid himself down for a nap.
I'll take a lag of hops and a little
quinine and some aconite, and drive
over myself, with old P.lacklo in the
"l?ut how will Mrs. Kesley like it?'
said Thyrza, with a broad smile.
"Oh, she won't care," said Hannah;
"and besides, she can't help herself.
I shall tell her that i nolo sent me."
And with haste and speed, the doc
tor's niece, bundled herself into a black,
and-groen shepherd's .plaid shawl, and
a hood from which her plump, dimpled
face loake I out like a pink-trailing ar
butus from a snow-drift.
"Come, Thyrza come, Ilezekiah!"
she said. "Light the lantern and come
along. We'll harness up ourselves.
Uncle must not be disturbed."
Hannah rlgby was one of those
bright, spirited girls who understand
a little of everything. She led out old
Jtlaokie and skilfully harnessed him
while Thyrza held the lantern, and the
half-witted boy lent ready assistance
with girths and buckles, and was soon
on her way to Mrs. Kesloy's house, in
the face of the howling March wind.
"I suppose nil doctors have such pa.
tients," she said to herself. "Jlut what
a Messing it would be if Mrs. Kislcy
would cither die or get well."
It was a long and dreary drive
Hannah was thoroughly out of pa.
tlcnca, brides being chilled through,
belore she sprang out on the door-stone
of Mrs. Kesloy's old brick house-
"I'll give her a piece of my mind,"
I'resh us a rose she came into the
room--nobody bolted their doors or
turned an inhospitable luck on Ureen
.Mountain bringing with her a fra
grant accompaniment of pino wo d
breath, and sweet hillside breezes.
"Well, Mrs. Kesley, what is it now V"
she said, tartly, as sho saw a figure
huddled upon the broad chintz, sofa,
just outside tho coral-shine of the fire.
"I do think it is too ridiculous of you
to be sending for poor l'iv V Zahn.m
every ache and pain that you have;
and so hard as he has to work, too!"
A groan was the only reply.
"Now, don't lie there, and gm:m in
that senseless sort of way," said Han
nah, undoing 'ho layer of the, black,
and-green fdiepherd-plaid .shawl, "lle
eati'e yon know it won't do a bit of
good. I don't want to be cross with
"li'ess me, I Ian iter Pigby, is that
you V" said a voice behind her; and
there entered on tho scene a stout,
short old lady, with a double chin over
lapping her brown cap-ribbons, and a
caudle in her hand none other than
Mrs. Kesley herself. "Why, Where's
the doctor Y'
"He couldn't come," said Hannah,
crisply. "He sent me."
"Well I never!" said Mrs. Kesley.
"Who is -that ?" sai l Hannah, with
"piii k inclination of her held toward
the prone figure to.iuy to ami fro on
"It's my husband's nephew from
York state," said Mrs. Kesley "Law
rence Neville. Larry, we've always
called him, for short. Stopped here on
his way to (.'oncord.and w as taken sick.'
"Oh, what shall I do?" involuntarily
exclaimed poor JIanti.ih, clasping In r
hands. "And I have been scolding
him like all Hillingsate!"
"Mh V" said Mrs. Kesley, upon whom
the (-lassie allusion was Iot. "It's
fever. I cah.-nlate. Or p'raps measles
I d'Jii't re.nciiilier that Larry ever had
the measles as a child."
"What will he think?" said Hannah,
"La! he don't sense a word yi say,''
said the el l lad1:. ' He's as era. v as a
Hannah wer.t up to tie; sMf of the
"Hold tin- c iii'lle, Mrs. Kesley," said
she, as she laid her light, cod hand on j
the fevered brow, and felt the hound
ing pulse. ;
"Why, you don't know nothin' of :
doetorin', do you : aid Mrs. Kesley, i
in ania.viiit'ut. j
"Oon't I. though?" said Hamuli, j
who h id, in very truth, gleaue I many i
a pathological csperieuc among her;
uncle's poor patients. "This is nothing '
more than a (wavy (oi l, Mrs. Kesley, i
accompanied with a .slight sympathetic !
fever." ' j
"La!" said tho oi l lady, again. 1
"Let his feet In soaked in hot tuns- I
tard-wat r. and kept warm by water, j
jugs" said Hannah, authoritatively. ,
"(iive him nine drops of tho contents '
of this ial, oiu'e in two hours. I'se
every cl'toi t to throw hini into a pro. i
fuse perspiration." j
"Polks used to steain themselves !
over a teakettle when 1 was a gal,'''
said Mrs. Kesley. !
"Ah," said Hannah, "that was the
"La!" again repeated Mrs. Kedey.
"Hut," calmly added Hannah, "we
have improved upon all that now.
You'll be sure and not forget the mint- !
drops, Mrs. Kesley? The pulse is fre- j
ijueut, but not alarmingly so. 1 think !
1 should recoiumeii I cold-water i
bandages around tho throat and on the
forehead. And be sure he is kept very I
How strangely he looks at me!
You are quite sure, Mrs. Kesley, that
he is delirious?"
"As crazy as n croton-bug!" repeat-1
ed Mrs. Kesley, rather at a loss fori
a comparison, and remembering a pc
culiar v ariety of an insect which sho
had known as a New York housekeep
er thirty years ago.
"Now ho is shutting his eyes ag:iin,"
said Hannah, passing her hand with
light, magnetic'touches over his brow.
"P'raps," suggested Mrs. Kesley,
"I'd better get tho big sheers and cut
olT his hair? It's plaguey thick! And
if his head has got to be kept cold"
"Oh, no, 1 wouldn't do that!" said
Hannah. "It's such soft, curly hair
Let it remain."
And she applied herself to measur.
ing out sundry camphor-smelling pow
ders from a pocket-case.
"I will call early in tho morning,"
said she, when the powders were all
"La!" said Mrs. Kesley.
Hannah Digby drove home, silently
and meditatively, old Ulackio picking
his slow way along tho dreary road,
while the wind shrieked and the pines
rustled mysteriously on either side of
Now I have got myself int.. a pretty ;
said she. addressing old
she, addressing old
"Sbull I teU I'ncL
Xalnian, or shan't I? Will ho sodd,
14- won't he? After all, the man has
. . . , ,. . ,, ii' ....
only got a touch ol inllueuz.a. If con -
irestion sets in Oh, pshaw, it won't.
11 mere is any danger 01 pneumonia
lint the man bi-fathcs as regularly its a
pair of bellows. No I'll risk it!
I've begun the case, and I'll carry
While Larry Neville, smiling to him
seir in the firelight, thought:
"How pretty she was! ami how
velvelv and cool her hand felt on my
th, yes, I'll Hll the
powders between Here and tm: .Mamo ( . s,a, , wrU(, ;l ,,,,,,, with a gilt
line if she says so!" 1 nr ,slulll UUo no,,. j.per?" she
The next morning, the patient was ' j,,,,,
decidedly improved. lie waa sitting j ' ..yo!,'j letter tii!;e .,.e paper," re
up in tho big rocking-chair, in front of j j, nJvkPi st,V(1((1;,.
tl.e hre, while Pinkton s boy 1 lied on
more logs, ami shuillcd back and forth
on errands for Mrs. Kesley.
"Hero sin) comes!" said Pinkton's
boy, staring out of the window.
"Who comes V" said Larry, uncon
sciously parodying Oeneral Wolfe, on
the Heights of Abraham.
"The doctor-yottng-'oiuan," said
I'inkton's bov. "Will 1 tell her vou'vo
got well and don't want she no more?"
Hut Larry only frowned at hitn.
"Open the door for her, you young
scamp!" said he.
Miss Higby was as good as her word.
She conducted tho case triumphantly
through to its end.
II is just possiblo that Mr. Neville
protracted his convalescence unnec
essarily, i.ut that is neitlior nero nor
"So Larry is going home to morrow,"
said Mrs. Kesley. "Well, I declare 1
shall miss the bov.
"Yes," said Hannah, demurely.
' Jlut he is coining back again in May,
"What for?" said Mrs. Kcsloy.
"To marry mel" said Hannah.
"La!" said the old lady.
"We had 11 little explanation, you
see," siiid Hannah. "Ho confessed to
me that he was not tit all delirious that
llrsl night, you know, while 1 felt his
pulse a:"l smoothed his hair. Wasn't
I "Hear, dear!" said Mrs. Kesley.
"And then." said Hannah. "1 told
! him I wasn't a doctor at all only a
: wretched imposter."
I "And what did he :-ay?":;;ul Mr..
j "He didn't seem to mind it in tho
' le.t' t," Hannah said; "an I we are en
1 gaged. lie says he fell in love with
I me that very first evening."
I "La!" said Mrs. Ke-ley.
I "And, after all," went on Hannah,
' "the whole thing can he traced biicii to
, that ridiculous blunder of I'inkton's
boy. To think that 1 should owe my
life's happiness to Pinktou's boy."
Pinkton's boy himself was not at all
surprised when he heard that Mr.
Neville was engaged to Hannah Oigby.
"Yes," said he, rellectively, "if I was
ii growed-up man, with a real goold
wall h chain, I'd marry she. llci's the
kind of gal to suit 1 '." Jh.'in 'o,y.
The London J.ttifct discu se the
subject of rising at the end of. sleep.
Dozing, it declares, is not admissablo
from any health point of view. The
brain is the first to fall asleep, and is
followed by the active organs, and it
is only perfect and natural when .ha red
by a'l the several parts of the organ
ism. All the parts of the system are
not cjually exhausted, and those least
fatigued sootiest wak", while those
most exhausted, are aroused with the
greatest diiliculty. The several part
of the organism should need rest at Iho ;
sa.no time. To bring this about a per-1
son should wake early and feci ready i
to rise; this fair and equal start of the
sleepers should be secured, and a wise .
self-manatrer should not allow a drowsv 1
feeling of the consciousness, or weary
senses, or an exhausted system to
beguile him into the folly of going to
sleep again when onco his conscious
ness has been arouse I. The writer
declares that a man who will not allow
himself to doze, will, in a few days,
liud himself almost unconsciously an
Advice to Young Men.
President Porter, of Yale, recently
gave this sound and wholesome advice
j U the students: Young men, you are
the architects of your own fortunes;
rely on your own strength of body and
mind, lauo for your star sell-reliance. ;
lnscribo on your banner. Luck is a I
fool, Pluck is a hero. Do not take too !
much advice, keep at tho helm and !
steer your own ship, and remember
I that the art of commanding is to take -yiVt" giggled Mrs Spoopendvke.
! a fair share of tho work. Think well ' Anvthiug else?"
: of yourself. Strikeout. Assume your j -'what are yon laughing at V" hovvl-
own position. Kise above tho envious (,( Mr spoopeiidyke. on whom the in
j and the jealous. 1'ire above the mark (.ongrnities of his letter had begun lo
you Intend to hit. Don't swear, I ,., . what have you got that
I Don't deceive. Don't marry until you J ,m.s,.y mouth of yours Vtretche I out
,,.. I.,,,. truth n,l virtu... I. . ;
men. Love truth and virtue. Love
your country, and obey its laws.
He Dictate n I.illrr lo III. friend
,.NhWi my lU..ir :Ir lm,mm .
lvl;(i .,m hh wlfo hw j,,.,,,,,. him
up in lied, and stuffed some extra pil-
h.ws under his shoulders; "now, my
dear, take your pen and ink and 1 will
dictate a letter to Spccklt wottle. If
you will play amanuensis I don't see
why I can't be sick just as well as
Mrs. Snooi.endvke puttered around
! , y wrltjn., materials.
W,1W , Wallt , wnw
nvey my ideas on
; a shingle I'd carve Yin in with a knife.
1 Now, gel ready, lor Pin going to
start, tm 1 don't you interrupt me, or
j you will put me out."
1 "A 11 ready, dear," murmured Mrs.
: Spoopi iti'yke, dipping her pen into
! the ink, and contemplating her hus
I baud, iin.xiou-ly.
'Mr. Peter 1J. Sl'Cckl"voot!e." coin-
llllini.,l(1 jir. spoopendvke.
j . IllVl.h- nam'e '11?'" asked
Mr.-. SpoojK ndyke, resting her album
on the table, her heal on her hand,
and teeing her pen with the blotter.
"1 don't think I like his name, any.
w.iy. Peter isn't nic ,"
"If any other nttiiie oe.-urs to yoiif
pnf it. in," observed Mr. Spoopendvke.
1 ,vit, . .,r.nvi You don't medio have
I a man's right name in a letter. Put
j j,, ilIlvthing, and hurry up, will you?
I , i',,, ,.. in Kiisnense nil dav
about who this letter is going to?'
Mr :. Spoopeiidyke plunged into her
weik and w rote hurriedly for a few
moments. "Now, I've got him in.
"Out who in? Am body I know?
Am I dictating , 1 piiate letter ton
stranger? (jot some particular friend
you want this letter to go to unbe
known lo lue? Who's in there? I'm
going to know who's at the top, be
''ore I put my name at the bottom."
"Why. Mr qiccklcwootle, of course,"
said she, looking at him with wide
open eyes. "Thai's what you said.
Now go oa with the rest."
"Have you got thedate and 'dear
sir' in too?" asked Mr. SponpendyKe
peevishly, for he was trying t ) think
how to start his letter.
"No. dear, you didn't say anything
about those," replied his wife. "You
only siid the name; but I'll put tho
Will, will ye?" croaktd Mr. Spoo
peiidyke. ".-ticking on a great deal of
credit to yourself for your kindness to
the sick, ain't ye? Willing to yield
your own preferences in favor of your
suh'cring husband! Well, you can't
fool me that much. Oon't put 'em in,
"Hut I've got 'cm in," pleaded Mrs.
"Then strike "em out," roared her
husband. "S'poso I'm going to let
you put those things in and throw Vm
up in my face from the moment I get
well till the day 1 die? Scratch 'cm
out, I tell ye. I don't propose to have
my life made miserable by reminders
of your kindness when I was fishing
around in the grave with one leg.
Now, what have yju got ?'"
"Peter J!. Specklewut'le," said Mrs.
Spoopeiidyke, mentally satisfied there
could be no mistake iu tii.d.
"Anything to show whether he's a
man or a woman?" demanded Mr
Spoopeiidyke. "Any 'u is.' or 'esq.'
haugiug to it anywhere."
"t'ertainly," replied Mrs. Speopen
dyke. It says "Mr. Peter 1$. Speckle,
wot tie.' That's tlu' way you tdd me
to w rite it, didn't you? Now go on
with the lettir.'
"Then put : 'I am dying, and 1 wish
"(ireat gracious !" ejaculated Mrs.
Spoopeiidyke, dropping her pen. "You
are not dying, dear; you don't want
the man to think that?"
"Why not," squealed Mr. Spoopen
dvke. "S'pose a man is going four
teen blocks out of his way to get tho
mail for a man who only litis a told in
his head? Yon put (hat I'm dying,
or I'll drop over into that corner and
write the whole business with one ap
plication of the inkstand!"
(lo 011 dear, cooed Mrs. Spoopen-
1 have got it so; only he may
(ii,;,,); it strange that a dying
tiitouM write to him"
..pi,,.,, -1 want you to get my
wM frolll ,'llt. ,!,.,., ;irl( t(u tieill 1
will ll0 ov,.r jn ;1 tiiv or two. Hot
.U- r, gaste,, graveyard or. ...nK
1 ,',I,U " """""" ' ""
i. notion that this letter is some sort of
a rebus? Well, it ain't, and it ain't a
minstrel entertainment with a funny
man at each end! What are you
laughing at? Anybody in thi'i coun
"I wasn't laughing, dear," muttered
Mrs. Spoopeiidyke, with a .-narvelously
straight face. "I was only sympathiz
ing with you."
"Was, eh?" grunted Mr. Spooj en
dyke. Well, w hen it takes tho form
of ii visage like you screwed up a
minute ago, I want lo bo hung, in
stead of being sympathized. Another
lime you open your mouth like that
1 am going to put seats in and start a
And cogitating on this vat improve
ment in his wife's anatomy, Mr. Spoo.
pendyke, forgetting till about his let
ter, rolled over and went to sleep.
Mohammed. iii'mii of To -day.
Kvidences of self-denial for the sake
of what i.s believed to be div ine truth
are scarcely to be looked for in the arid
pages of tliecivil-aceotint code. Hut at
page ll'i of that dreary volume occurs
the following clause in the rules relat
ing to the management of district sav
in s banks: If a Mohammedan de
positor inak"S the express request that
interest be not added to his deposit, a
note to this effect should be made oil
the index card, and the words No In
terest written at I he top of his no nt
in the ledger. Nothing could be uior
unequivocal than the prophet's pr
hibition against th- taking ol
interest and usury; b it the Moham
medan has invented s many forms ol
compromise and ev;!si"U. w here I he
precepts of the Koran run counter U.
his wishes, that it may surprise smut
people to leant that, in its care f. r tin
thrifty folk of this land, government
has to consider the scruple of tin
pious. When the Mohammedan len Is,
he is accustomed to speak' of an im
aginary iiimiin- a sort of Hind"):
partner in the city upon w ho e head
the sin of lending al usury wiil .fall,
while he himself reaps the proiif, as a
true iielicvcr should. Instances of llit
many shifts whereby the strict lettei
of ti e law is tva led might ho multi
plied to an almost indefinite extent
but it Is satisfactory to gather, Ir.c
the accountant general's proviso beforr
quoted, that the Mohammedanism ol
to-day is something more than a inert:
observance of form, and that theri;
must lie many who, for their creed'."
sake, deliberately forego the possession
of what, to others, would seem no nmrt
than legitimate gain. ..'(, Imlin,)
A long list might be made of mer.
who have owed their advancement in j
life to asmarl answer given at the rigid
moment. One of Napoleon's veterans,
who survived bis master many years,
was wont to recount with great glei
how he had once picked up the emper
or's cocked hat at a review, when the
latter not noticing that he was a pri
vate, said carelessly, "Thank you.
captain." "In what regiment, sire?"
instantly asked the ready-witted soldier
Napoleon, perceiving his mistake an
swered, with a smile, "in my guard
for I see you know bow to be prompt.''
The newly-made otlicer received hit
commission next morning. A some
what similar anecdote is related of Mar
shal Smi vol olf, who, when receiving a
dispatch from the hands of a Kussiat:
sergeant who had greatly distinguishec
himself on the Danube, attempted t(
confuse the messenger by a series ol
whimsical questions, but found bin;
fully equal to the occasion. "How
many fish are there in the sea?" askec
Sotivoroff. "All that are not caught
yet," was the answer. "How far is il
to the moon?" "Two of your excel,
lency's forced marches." "What woiih
you do if you saw your men giving
way in battle?" "I'd tell them that
there was a wagon-load of whisky just
behind the enemy's line." ISatlled at al
points the marshal ended with: "What
is the di (Terence bet ween your colotic
and myself?" "My colonel cannot
make me a lieutenant, but your excel
lency has only to say the word." "I
say it now then," answered Sotivoroff.
"and a right good ollieer you'll be."
The Longed Tunnels.
The Hoosac tunnel, the longest rail
road tunnel in the Tinted states, has a
total length of lour and three fourths
miles. It was commenced in 1.M, cut
through November 27, lsTd. and first
train of cars through l-'ebruary '., ISTo,
but regular trains did not onunencf
running till the autumn of lsTtl. The
original estimate of cost wns$l,.i s,...)7,
and actual cost up to .January 1, issl,
was if2'211,S I2.:fl. The Hoosac is the
third largest tunnel in the world, the
St. Oothard tunnel, connecting Italy
and Switzerland, the longest, having a
length of nine and one-half miles, while
the Mont Penis tunnel. Connecting
Franco and Italy, is nearly eight miles
The keeper of tho chimpanzees at
the Zoological (ianb-n placed a doll
baby in their cage the other day. It
was clothed in a red dress that attract
ed the attention of the animals in a
moment. At first they stood at a re
spectful distance and hoo-hooed at it
to show that they had not fallen in
love with il at first sight. Then they
began to stamp on the floor to scare it
away. Finding this unavailing, the
big one danhed up to w ithin a foot of
the passive baby, stamping and chat
tering; but finding that the strange
thing did not budge, she turned tail
and fled. The little one was not to be
otitdonr, although she was evidently
greatly in fear of it, so she held her
blanket up in front of her while she
approached, but she did not go far.
After a while the big one was brave
enough to go quite near, s 1 that with
a straw she could tickle the new-comer
under the chin. Tl:e doll never stirred.
The end of the straw was examined
and smelt of by the two animals, and
nothing harmful being found, they
ventured to touch it. They then scam
pered to the toji i f the cage. After a
while curioMty got the bi tter of fear,
and they tn-iu I to the inspection'
which was mostly ooiiiitied to sitting
in front of it ami making faces at it.
The keeper tied the ligure to a swinging-rope.
The big one dragged it by
the hem of its garment to the box in
which they sleep. They placed it in
side and at once executed a war-ilunee
i n the top. The little one stopped her
nd.-y sister with a vicious cuff and
drew out the unfortunate. Then, sit
ting on the lloor, she held it in her
arms as if it had beta a real baby id'
her own. After making evident fun
of this soft - hearteilness, the other
pulled the doll away and delibera'ely
sat on iti hea l, striking the body with
the palm of her hands. While she was
endeavoring to regain the plaything
the dress did not long remain intact.
After this they hauled the body about
the cage, up the tree, and on to the
cro-s-hi-am, and then throw it t the
ground. Due piece of the dress they
used for a necktie, and another was
turned into a head-dress, with which
one of them adorm d herself before the
mirror iu the rornrr. j'hil-'rf'lj'hhi
Harry never tired of looking at his
new penknife. He thought his big
cousin Jack a very nice young man
because he chose him so line il birth
day present. And then till at once he
No wonder Harry blushed. Here it
was :) o'clock, iind cousin Jack's rab
bits had not been shut up and fed yet!
And such mischief as the little brown
hungry rogues had made in the garden!
And cousin .lack had asked him to
feed them, give them a run on the
law n, and then shut thcni in their pen-
And there was cousin -lack just
driving up from town, where he had
been all day. He looked surprised, for
ho aw lh rabbits leaping up th'- ter
race and down again. Without a word
he helped Harry catch the rogues and
shut them up. "Now, jump in the
carriage," said he. "and I'll take you
where your knife was made." Harry
was surprised when they stopped at
the grim old iron foundry. Cousin
Jack picked up a piece of iron mixed
with clay. "Here's stuff for a dozen
bright knife-blades." said he.
Then Harry saw the men put the
rough iron into a stove with limestone
and charcoal and burn it. Then he saw
the melted iron pour like a stream of
lire from a hole in the bottom of the
stove into beds of sand.
"When this iron is cold." said cousin
Jack, ' they call it pig iron. It is not
nice enough yet for birthday knife
blades. He-ides, it would break and
crumble if they tried to shape it now."
They put the pig iron into the lire
again and heated it gently, so that it
was softer. "Now," continued cousin
Jack, smiling, "it is malleable iron. It
can be pounded flat and shaped with
1 Next it was pounded flat, then heat
ed hot and cut into knife-blades, then
plunged into cold water several times,
then polished, then sharpened, and al
last it was ready to be set into the
"Knife-handles," said cousin Jack.
I "are made from elephant tusks, ox and
buffalo horns, cocoa wood, and shells
of pearl oysters."
"Mine is a pearl one," said Harry,
, "and I wish I had fed your rabbits
and shut them up." l.ittli' M n :nl
It is not generally known, but it
appears to be true, that the sweet
( spirits of nitre when kept for a long
j while is converted from a harmless
' remedy into a deadly poison. Drug
I gists should print on their labels, "I'so
only when newly made."
Why Is It So!
Pome find work w here gome find re t
And mi the weary world fined on;
I Miiuct hues wonder which is twst;
The inikwcr eoiiK") win n life i g".
Some eves sleep when sonic eyes vvuko,
And mi the ilrciu v iiinlit-lninrH K"
Some lienvts heit where sonic lieiutt- hrcak,
I iil'li n wonder why 'ti-cn.
Some Ii mil- I'nM, where other hilluU
Are lille.) luiively in the trife
And so lino' iies mid thro' lunrls
Movu on 1 lie two cxi renins of lil'o.
Some leet hult while some feet tread.
In 1 ire-less inarch, n th"iny way;
Sotni. strnjj'c on w here some have (led ;
Si mm seek, when others !mii tho fray.
Some sleep on wlii e oihei Veep
The vinil- ol the tine and hravp;
They will not iei nil in.- ei-cp
Around their name nhnve a (jriieP.
Pitr excellence A good father.
Loiiicniher the poor. It costs noth
ing. A shoemaker says his first work was
A hair restorer- ne who returns'
The hair of a lnr,e is sometimes his
People of I'oti h origin should he
The young fellow w ho proposed to a
girl and was refused, afterwards allud
ed to it as a matchless affair.
"Why was Nah tlo best broker of
ancient times?" "lie could float more
st' i k than anv other man"
What will tl." coming g il wear?"
is it query in a I'.ishioinblc magazine.
Theqiie tioii really is what won't she
A bird rais r : ays that canaries ran
be trained to sing airs a- well as a hu
man being. If tin y can't be trained to
sing airs belter than some human
beings 'twere better to allow Iheiu to
"Johnnie," asked a Marathon lady of
an urchin, "why don't your mother sew
up that h"lo iu your c. at ? It has been
there two vv 1 ek--. now." )h, she can't.
She's busy sewing on a era-y quilt to
beat Mrs. Joneses."
A man who claims to have investi
gated Hi- matter closely says that more
than half of the ladies of the country
believe that the protective tariff is
something to prevent a mouse from
running under a woman's skirts.
" This art craze is going too far." said
Hroughue. when a pot of paint fell
from a second-story window and struck
him on the head. "No more decorated
tiles for me," he mournfully added, as
he began to scrape the yellow paint off
bis silk hat with a jack-knife.
When a death occurs in a Hutch
family, the announcement of it is made
to relatives and friends in the neighbor
hood by men called tniifjinkfrs, who
are especially employed by the under,
takers, and go from door to door
bearing the melancholy tidings. The
costumes of these functionaries is very
peculiar. It consists of a black tail
coat. black knee-breeches, silk Uockings
and shoes with silv er buckles. A white
.tie is worn round the throat, and upon
the head tin enormous corked hat, with
a huge rosette at the side, while two
pieces of ribl on, each about a yard and
a half in length, hang down the back.
If the death is that of a child, the
rosett" js of white satin.
strangers no doubt often mistake
these individuals for high ( ignitaries
of the Hutch Church. They pur.Mie
1 their calling either singly, or two, three
1 and even four together, the number
i employed being according to the posi
! tion formerly held by the deceased; but
1 it looks very much like ostentation for
I a number of men to perform a duty
j that might easily be done by one per
) In the province of Hrenthe. on the
j occasion of funerals, great feasts were
I formerly given, and strong beer was
I specially brewed for the use of the
! mourners and others. lleggars and
' vagabonds collected from all parts of
; the country, and were allowed to regale
I themselves freely with the good cheer
j provided for the occasion. Thus there
were often scenes of drunkenness and
disorder among the outsiders, which
the police were called in to suppress.
He Was There.
"Were you at the police ball."
said one citizen to another, as two met
in I'nion Square, the other day.
"You were not mentioned among
"Yes. I was."
"1 didn't see your name."
"That doesn't matter: I was men
tioned. The report, after giving th"
names a number of gentlemen who
were present, added 'and others,' I
was among the others."
"Oh, 1 sec."