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PITTSBORO CUATIIAM CO., N. C MAY 8, 18&4.
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Come, Teach Me.
Come, teach mo the worth of nflfcetion,
The love that will never grow cold,
A bliss which will brighten life's pathway
More precio'u Ihnn silver or g ji
Then whisper of joy in a cottage
A charm that no lover would miss
And with yonr sweet fnre flushed iu beauty,
Just meet me hulf-wny with a kins.
Come, tell mo how long I must linger,
A-sighing for joy yon e:in give,
These yenra yuu have kept 1110 n-waiting
It's hard out of simr-liinc to live.
Then teach me the worlh of affection,
Whilo I am so eager for bliss,
And with yonr fair faro bright with blushes.
Just meet me half-way with a kiwi.
Come, teach ine the rrt of trued iving,
And smile wh. n 1 cull yon my dear;
My henrt is now thii hSing witli plentsuro.
And tenderly drawing you near.
White youth's bright, nn summer u pnjwing.
Oh! give me one token of bli.s;
Just fly to my arms with an nnswer,
I'll meet you half-way with a ki.-n.
While hnl.iw of twilight iiro dci-p'ning,
And nightingales' mhi;k wv run hear.
Come, tear i in- the woith ol nlb-clkm,
The hue that i eii i-lnn', my dear.
I wnit ia the Mve:. Ii'on-nii: el-tver.
And Inn f'i y.'in-1 k n nl blis;
C'ome, Inve. wit!) ytir I'uti l en s a-hing,
.And n-.eei ine 1 --II -a with a ki-s.
HunJilf'i Hi rrr II.
Two weeks --t wo whole weeks;
'aid Silhiua Gray. How shall I ever
pass them nway 'i
bubina Gray was emphatically a
working-woman. Tor three years .she.
hail sat behind the cashier's desk at a
great lace and ribbi n store on Chestnut
street, making change, adding up long
rows of figure, deciding whether this
coin were spurious ur that banknoto
counterfeit, balancing her books every
night as precisely as if it were to be
her last, and commencing 'inew every
morning as regularly as the clock struck
eight until, one sultry afternoon, the
battalions of figures seemed to reel and
prow dim before hor eyes, and they
carried her home in a dead faint, to
the breathless horror of her mother.her
consumptive brother, and the two
Bisters who taught sdiool and spent all
their wages in gay clothes.
She must have change of air, said
the doctor, and rest entire restfrom
BJess me! said poor Mrs. Cray.
And we with only two dollars left.aftcr
the rent is puid and the grocers bill is
And it will never do for Sabina to
give up her situation, when we need
her salary so much, said Elinor, the
eldest of the school teaching pair, who
had just bought an imitation gold
Of course, it is out of the question,
said Belinda, the second girl, who was
saving up for a silk gow n.
Very well, paid the doctor,
brusquely. In that case, you may as
well order her colli n at once.
And he wtnt out, with small cere
mony. Horrid, heartless bear! said Elinor.
I oetors never do have any nerves,
But the little, consumptive lad tied
his faded handkerchief around his
neck, pulled his cap over his ears, and
went down to Mechlin & Marabout's
to tell his simple story.
If you would please let her off for a
few days, sir, said he, to the head man.
Because the doctor said she must have
rest, and I don't think she will have
the courage to ask you herself.
The head jnan, although he looked
so bearded and majestic that Bobby's
heart sank within him, had yet a kind
You are a good boy, said he. Yes.
Tell Miss Gray that she can have two
w eeks her salary to go on just the
same from Monday next.
And Bobby sped home, like an arrow
out of a bow, to tell the good news.
The next question was where was
Sabina to go? Hotels, fashionable re"
forts, crowded boardiiig-hcuses, were
out of the question for an individual
of her slender means.
There's Cousin Alyssa streeter has
nn elegant cottage at Long Branch,
said Mrs. Gray. She used often to
spend six weeks at a time with mo
w hen we wero girls together, and my
father was a well-to-do farmer. I will
write to her. She will be glad to re
But, mother, said Sabina, her pale
cheek flushing up, I havo never seen
What difference does that make?
said kind Mrs. Gray, who believed all
the world was ns kind and loyal as her
self. She married a rich Xew York
broker, said Miss Elinor, I often
wondered that she did not invite us
And she has got a rich son, added
Belinda. Maria Middleton saw him
once. A perfect Adonis! I say, Inaf
how I wish I could go with you!
Mrs. Gray wrote; and after some de.
Jay, in which two of the precious
vacation days were lost, a brief and
rather frigid note came back. Mrs.
Streeter regretted to hear of the ill
health of her cousin's daughter re
gretted still more that her house was
full of guests at present, but would
endeavor to find a room somewhere for
Miss Gray, if it was absolutely itece.
sary (these last words were underlined)
that she must come at this particular
Sabina made a little grimace, as she
read the letter which her mother hand
Must I go, mother? said she.
I don't see that there is any choico
left for you, said Mrs. G ray, sadly.
It will bo the worst doso of inedicino
1 huvo ever taken yet, said Sabina.
So she started with her little travol-ing-bag
and the blue-lined bonnet that
made her face look like n newly
blossomed violet, so sweet, and fresh,
and innocent. But instead of taking
her ticket for Long Branch, she bought
one to Maueh Chunk instead.
For there in the leal'y wilderness
that skirts the beautiful Lehigh river,
lived old Aunt Mehitable Cooper, who
wove rag carpets for a living.
In the family discussions, no one had
mentioned Auul Mehitable. She was
olil and she was poor; but in her secret
heart, Sabina felt that she bad rather
go to Aunt. Mehitable, in her one
storied farinhous" than to share the
elegances of Mrs. Mreeler's ijuecn
Anne cottage at Long Branch.
I will writo to mamma when 1 get
there, she thought. 1 know Aunt
Hetty lost a daughter once, and
perhaps that will make her none the
less glad to see me; and perhaps 1 can
help her about her carpets; and I know
there used to b" such lovely wild Mow
ers in the woods around tho Lehigh
Well, I am beat! was Aunt Iletty'g
characteristic ejaculation, as her grand
niece came up tho path through the
woods, her belt stuck full of ferns and
wild-llowers. Why, it's Mary Gray's
darter, Sabiny, ain't it? 1 knew you
by your blue eyes and the way you
smiled at me.
I've come to visit vou, Aunt Hettv
Then she told her simple tale.
You're as welcome as dowers in
May. raid Aunt Hetty tint is, if you
can slo p on the raliky lounge in my
bedroom, because I've got a boarder
a city young man. Come out here for
three weeks to lish.
Oh! said Sabina.
But he's real pleasant, added. Aunt
Hetty. JS'o moro trouble than a
chicken. His namo is Bless me;
here he conies now. Adam, this is
Sabiny Gray. Sabiny, this is my
Sabina had be n half-inclined to bo
vexed at the i lea of this delicious soli
tude being invaded by any one save
herself, but one glance at the hand
some, frank face of Mr. Adam disarm
ed Iter; and they were presently the
best of friends, chatting away on the
doorstep, while Aunt Hetty baked
biscuit, set forth a comb of new honey
and produced a dish of wild straw
berries whose fragrance perfumed the
whole room, and broiled some delicious
spring t hickens of her own raising.
And after tea, Aunt Hetty took
Sabina out to the shed to see the carpet
loom, where the bright colored rags
glowed like sections of a kaleidoscope.
Why don't you lock the door, Aunt
Hetty? said Sabina.
La, child! said the old woman.
What should 1 lock it for? Xobody
comes here but artists to sketch the old
house they won't wait tintil I get the
north chimney fixed up again and tho
neighbors to see about jobs of carpet
weavin"! I've a deal of time to work
sinco Adam came. He milks for mo
every night, and brings homo the
cattle, besides keeping me in fresh iislt
all the time. He lights the lire for me
too, of a morning, and ills the kettle,
and brings in wood for all day!
Oh! thought Sabina. Mr. Adam is
a poor young man, is he, working for
his board? Well, I'm a poor young
woman, and 1 must do the same
Well, Aunt Hetty, she said, cheerily'
I'll cook the dinner for yon to-morrow,
and sweep the houso and you must
teach me to weave rag carpet ?
Lit, me, Sabiny! that arn't no way
to treat company! said Aunt Hetty.
You're here to go walkin', and gather
posies, and freshen up those white
checks of yours a bit!
Yes, Aunt Hetty, I know, said
Sabina, coaxingly, but I would rather
help you a little, too just a little.
So the next day she tied one of Aunt
Hetty's gigantic checked aprons around
her, and cooked the glistening spotted
trout which Mr. Adam brought home;
and afterward sl.o washed the dishes
and wove half a yard in a red and blue
rag carpet which chanced to be on the
loom, before she went walking.
It is such a wild, lonely lifo! she
said to herself. I should like to weave
raff carpets always!
She lost her way in tho woods, of
course; but what cared she for that?
It was only to follow the blue windings
of the river Lehigh till she reached
home and, before she was half-way
there, Mr. Adam overtook her, and
they had a pleasant walk back to tho
There is no place like a summer
glen for becoming well ac.quaintcd.iind
presently he had told her that he had
come to Maueh Chunk to get out of
the way of a housefull of gay company
My mother wants to marry me to an
heiress! said he, as they sat resting on
a mossy log by the riverside. A j oung
woman with green eyes, a muddy com
plexion, and a temper as crooked as her
Oli, you could never do that, said
Not at all! said Le, with emphasis.
My ideal is a blonde, with light-brown
hair, blue eyes, rather a low brow,
lie stopped suddenly.
Sabina' s face Mushed. Was not this
the exact description of the fair coun
tenance at that moment mirrored in
And now tell me why you came here?
said he, as if to change the conversation.
I am a shop-girl, said Sabina a
cashier, rather- in a Philadelphia store.
I have ten days' vacation to spend
here. I was to have been sent to a
fashionable cousin in Long Branch,
but but I preferred to come here.
Xow, Mr. Adam, wo must hurry back.
1 am to get tea for Aunt Hetty.
We will hurry back, by all means
said be. But you mustn't call tnu Mr
Adam. Say Adam.
That would be very familiar, said
My name is Adam Streeter, said he.
And I certainly shall not permit you co
say Mr. Streeter.
Streeter? she said. Are you Alyssa
It is Kismet! cried Sabina. laughing.
I came here expressly to get away from
He bit bis lip.
I comprehend, said he. You are
the pretty working-girl whom my
mother was so afraid of. I'erhapsthat
was or.e reason why she was so anxious
that 1 should come out hero trout fish
ing. And both tho young people burst
out laughing, until the gray old rocus
Was it at all strange that, under the
circumstances, Adam Streeter and
Sabina Gray fell in love with each
At tho end of tho two weeks, Mrs.
Gray came to Maueh Chunk, to bring
her daughter back to the city.
Sabina was at tho train to meet her,
and drive her home in Neighbor Haw
kin's wagon, through the Lehigh woods.
Bless me, darling how plump and
rosy you have become! said the widow,
heartily kissing her daughter.
Oh, yes, mother! said the girl; I have
grown quite, quite well again! And I
have learned to make tho loveliest rag
carpets you ever saw, all out of odds
ami ends. And and I am engaged to
be married to Cousin Alyssa Streeter's
Dear me! ejaculated the bewildered
Isn't it strange that all these things
should happen in so short a time? said
As if love the rogue did hot al
ways come upon us swiftly and silently,
like the Might of a golden winged bird.
The tinio had como for tho out
blossoming of Sabina Gray's heart
that was all!- llth n Fomst Gram.
ralmlstr) in Fashion.
Tho bust craze, which will reach its
r.enith this summer, says a Xew York
letter, is tho passion for palmistry and
fortune-telling. It is one which requires
a little reading and a trille of thought.
In auld lang syno the fortune-telling
witch was wrinkled, and barefoot. She
had bleary eyes and skinny hands, and
sent unpleasant shivers up and down
your body. We are improving on these
things. The fortune-telling witch of
to-day lias red Jips and bright eyes, a
soft, little, wliito hand, with rosy
polished nails, and an electric battery
in every finger-tip. She wears dainty
French slippers and a coquettish smile,
and carries a lace umbrella with a rose,
pink lining big enough to tint a whole
afternoon for two. Besides all this, 1
have heard it said that the modern
witch is twice as likely to r -veal to
you the true image of your temporarily
loved one as was ever the ancient arti
cle. And then, too, w ith this change,
men have grow n moro self-sacrificing
and humane. Instead of burning
witches at tho stake, as they used to do
in olden time, men now lead them to
the altar, and mayhap, most likely(
Oance a sort of witches' dance for them
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Two young girls Mirg-ir't and
Catherine, the dang!i!-rs of a market
gardener, were walking together in a
neighboring town, a-id each was carry
i.tg a heavy basket, well tilled with
fruits and M overs for sale. Margaret
grumble I all the way, and complained
incessantly of the weight of her basket ;
but Catherine walked light iy and cheer
fully on, singing as she went.
"How can yon sing and look so
pleased?" said Margaret to her sister.
"Your basket N quite as heavy as mine.
and you are not stronger than I am.-'
Catherine replied, "It is I aue 1
have put in my basket, a little plant, j
which keeps ine from feeling tho
weight of it. I advise yon to do tho
"It must be a valuable plant." ex- j
claimed Margaret. "I would gladly get i
one to niak" my burden lighter. Po j
tell me its name."
Catherine replied, with a smile, ;
e'l'lie little plant which mak"s the j
heaviest burden seem light is called i
Patience. " j
llnilvn' Jack. j
A dog at l,e ess near Brighton has j
gained the name i f l!;rlvay .lack, ow
ing to his having traveled ovi r nio.-t nf
the railways in England.
Jack jumps on a train that is just
about to start, and while the train is
in motion he looks about the country
as if he enjoyed the ride. No doubt
When the train stops, .lack jumps
down and makes friends at once with
the station-master. He is well known
to many stat ioninaslers in England.
Jack seldom visits any station more
than once. He is fond of change.
Some time ago Jack was away from
his home at Lewes longer than usual.
His friends gave him up for lost, think
ing he had been killed mi nme railway.
But one day Jack ta:oe home, to the
joy of all who knew him. His leg had
been hurt by some train, which had no
doubt kept him so long from home
The wife of the manager of the Lon
don and Brighton line gave Jack a
collar. Some one w as mean enough to
steal it. Judge Hawkins, hearing of
the loss when at Lewes, gave Jack
another collar, which he seems proud
to wear. He has won prizes at several
exhibitions, many of which ho wears
at dog shows. Our l.Ule One".
A Mi'nntte Knee.
A little time ago a young man died
in Philadelphia who was popularly
known, from his swiftness in running,
as "Deer." His story w as a singular
A few years since he was a ragged,
shrewd lad peddling newspapers about
the railroad depot. One day he hap
pened to be on the Jine of the Pennsyl
vania Bailroad when he saw nn engino
rushing down tho track with uit any
driver or tender. By some chance it
had been separated from the cars, and
was driving on alone.
The boy knew that it would meet an
express train this side of the next sta
tion. He had about four minutes'
start, and darted down the track after
it. The engine was, of course, not at
full speed, yet nobody but Deer could i
have won in such a race. j
He did win; was cool enough to re- i
member the signal to the station-keeper
necessary to have the switch placed
so that the engine would be turned on
to another track. It. w as done just tiro
go onli before tho express train went
Deer, for this service, was granted
by the Pennsylvania Bailroad coipora
tion monopoly of the newspaper and
book trade on its trunk route, and from
this ho derived a handsome income. It
was to the boy's coolness, as well as to
his tleetness, that hundreds of human
beings owed their lives, Young Folks-
The Trials of an Author.
"Yes," said a young author, "1 should
like to publish my new story, but I
can't afford it."
"Cannot you find some publisher who
will publish it and pay you a royalty
on each copy sold?"
"Oh, yes. Xo trouble to find a pul
lisher willing to do that, but, neverthe
less, I can't atTord it. I have too many
"So much tho better if you hav a
good many friends. They will all
want a copy."
"That's just the trouble. They will
all want a copy a complimentary
copy." J'h ilmlfljttia Call,
THE CZAR'S LIFE.
mt4l AlmOAt by IMIrncle-A M'erl.
,)ii Visitor at the Winter JPnlnce.
Among tho "forbidden literature"
now circulating in Bussla is the story
of one of the most daring and dramat
ic plots ever recorded in the history of
political assassination. Tho narrative
is founded cn events which are said to
have taken place in St. Petersburg
shortly after General Goiirko hud been
called from Odessa to net as quasi
military governor of tho Bussian Capi
tol. One bright May morning, when
the excitement was at its height, the
watchful eye of a policeman posted at
the top of Xcvsky prospect caught
sight of an equipage coming up the
thoroughfare at a trot. It boro armo
rial devices well known in the liussian
capital; tho coachman was there, who
persisted in being wigged in deli.inco
of his master's orders, to the great
merriment of St. Petersburg Jehus;
on each side rode the regular escort of
six mounted Cossacks, each holding
his lance in rest and wearing his ball
of forage slung over his shoulder more
m if he was campaigning on the Don
than upon civil service in the streets
of the capital. General Gourkn and
his escort the guardian of the peace
had easily recognized and hastily salut
ed his chief, the new prefect of police
- turned into the cavalry parade, at
the top of Nevskv prospect, and at
once made their way into the Alexan
der square, on the Neva side of which
rose the massive and somewhat fantas
tic outlino of the winter palace. The
equipage having drawn up at the side
entrance of the building the general
alighted and rang. On the donr-kep-er
presenting himself an ollicer of
the emperor's private guard - the pre
fect briel'y stated the object of his
visit, lie desired an immediate con
ference with the c ar. '1 he hour was
early, true, day having but just dawn
ed. At the same time his business
brooked no delay it concerned the
safety of the emperor himself. Tho
janitor was at first inexorable, expos
tulating that his imperial master had
already been in bed an hour. Yet at
last ho yielded. l"p the 1 road stair
case they went together. They trod
on gorgeous carpets, brushed past
tho wealth of the winter palace in
malachite and lapis lazuli, only paus
ing in their ascent when they had
reached a landing giving access to one
of tho capacious saloons. At this
point General Gourko was instructed
to wait. At this point, too, the czar's
ollicer seems to have repented of his
decision. The narrative represents
him as closely scrutinizing the prefect
of police in the growing light, and
of subsequently proceeding in the di
rection t'f the emperor's sleeping
npartiuents.in no great haste, to arouse
royalty from its , rst slumber. The
man did not arouse tho czar at all.
What he did was to descend to tho
guard-room and despatch a messenger.
The man left tho palace on the Xeva
side. He then: took a droshky and
drovo past the side entrance into the,
Xevsky. During his absence the czar
calmly slept on. Gen Gourko impa
tiently paced the saloon, and the mili
tary guardian r tho imperial bed
chamber went ai'oul giving some or
ders to the palace guards.
In a quarter of a.i hour the messen
ger returned. He had been sent, to
General Gonrko's residence, in the
Xevsky prospect, and he brought back
the inforina'ion tha' the prefect of
police wits at that, moment in bed.
The early visitor was thus an impostcr.
He was something more; for from bis
pockets, after le' ha I been seized and
pinioned, they drew forth a six-barrelled
revolver and a two-edged hunt
ing knife. The car's life had been
saved, yet it bung for a few moments
in the balance. The made-up Gourko
the prefect of police, imitated down
to the minutest details of hair, com
plexion and wig might have deceived
even tho emperor himself. Not a
whit less perfect was the art which
had reproduced the Gourko roach and
escort. Only the sham prefect was
secured and not bis confederates.
Simultaneously with the arrest guards
had left the palace to seize the latter.
But the equipage had gone, tho Cos
sacks were gone, the coachman was
gone. A policeman afterward told
how he had seen the cavalcade pass
over one of the Xeva bridges and dis
appear in a thoroughfare of Basil is
lands. The carriage was never found,
and, for all that could be ascertained
concerning them or their steeds, the
six Cossacks may be mounted and rid
ing, lance in rest, to this day. As for
tho chief actor in the plot, the conspi
rator that only failed in his imperson
ation of General Gourko because of
his inability to bo in two places at one
and the same time, his personality has
never been disclosed. He is the only
mystery which the nihilists themselves
have never been able to penetrate.
His secret remains with him, and he
keens it to the present moment, for be
is still a prisoner in the island fortress
pf Poter and Paul
SOMETHING ABOUT DIAMONDS.
Where the Urmi Come from anil How
Ihcy are Cut.
It has been estimated that fully five
sixths of the total supply of diamonds
imported in this country come from
tho South African diamond fields
which began to bo systematically
w orked about the year ISO'A In com
menting upon tho supply of diamonds
the Boston Commncinl IluH't'ii says
that no doubt a considerable q janlity
of precious stones aro smuggled, but
estimating tho diamonds at nine-tenths
of tho actu;d importations the total
trade for the fiscal year lbS2, would be
Tho Indian mines were for many
years the source of supply, but they
have been for a long time practically
exhausted and, In fort the discovery ol
the South African mines, Brazil was
the great producing country and fur
nishes at present a large amount.
The large amount of diamond5
thrown on the market by the opening
of the Smith African mines rau-ed v
decline of fully fifty per cent from the
prices which ruled preuoiis to their
In thi tir.-t diamonds wero cut
in America by H -nry D. Morse whr
brought over a number of Dutch work
men, and who afterwards trained
Americans todothe work and it is a dis
tinctively American industry. Previ
ous to that time the Dutch had a mo
nopoly of the business, and have yet
so far as Europe is concerned.
The next diamond rutting establish
ment was started in 1s7l Thero are
now six in New York and three in
Boston. An -erica;! workmen seek tc
develop the greatest iosibie brilliancy
ami frequently nt away sixty percent
of the weight, while the Dutch work
men seek to retain as much weight as
possible, and rarely cut off more than
forty percent of the weight.
Brilliancy depends entirely on the
correctness of the angles and the Amer
ican cut stones are admirably accurate
in this respeit while the Dutch are
often clumsy and i!l-shapcn: imported
cut stones are frequently re-cut in this
country. The value of diamond de.
I ends upon its weight, color, perfection
and brilliancy and tho most important
quality varies according to the kind of
diumondi a dealer has to sell.
Some of the rare shades such as pink,
Hup, or some shades of green command
higher prices than a colorless stone
which is generally the most valuable
as regards color. Weight is ny no
means so important in a cut stone as
most people think. Perfection means
the lack of specks, cracks, or ilaws.
Brilliancy, which to many people is
the most important quality in a cut
store, is determined by the correctness
of the angles and is thus entirely de
pendent upon tho cutting.
Singeing Sparse Hair.
".Step right in here and I'll tell you
nil about the new process for tho pre
vention of baldness," said a well
known Griswold avenue barb: r, as he
led the way to a room ad joining his
"This process," he proceeded to say,
"is entirely new in Detroit. 1 lonnd it
out in this way: A friend of mine went
to Paris a short time ng, and at the
time of his departure his hair w as very
thin and continual!) falling o it. On
his return the appearance of his lend
was entirely changed, being covered
with a growth of hair ever so much
more luxurious and. thick than on his
departure. On inquiring the reason
for this change I was informed that he
had had his hair singed. Here w as a
practical illustration of the good effects
following thi new method, Mi I made
up my mind to adopt it. and haeiloiie
so very successfully.
How is it done? Well. 1 just take
a lighted taper and pass the ilame over
the tips of a man's hair which is at all
thin or has a tendency to fall out; that
is all. You si e, every hair is hollow,
and more or less of the tluid necessary
for its grow th escapes. When the top
of the hair is singed th-i aperture is
closed and the strengthening tluid re
tained." Will not the same means be employ
ed to encourage the grow th of hair on
the bald upper lips of tome of our
youth ?" was asked.
"Exactly. Vou see my mustache?
It is thicker on one side than on the
other. That is caused by my smoking
my cigars just a little short, and they
singe my mustache on one side and
make it thick there. This goes to
prove that singeing is beneficial. I
have no doubt that before long you
will see in front of all the harbor shops
of this city signs marked 'Singeing
done here.' " - Pit roil Tinu.
The bang has fallen into disfavor
among the fashionable ladies. They
never knew the real hideousness of the
thing until it w as adopted by the giddy
young men who sharpen their teeth on
cane heads and umbrella handles.
As birds soar high
Iu tho charmed 6ky,
And fu from earth exulting fly,
5Iy lovo to you, . ,
Which is old mid uew.
Wings a way thruivh lliu gmy ouil Wue
Of nintry tdcie hut ween us two.
both now unit old
Is ilii. lovo I fold
Deep nnd ntfu iiwny from tho e Id.
Not old you sny 1 ,
l)eur ln-iu1, eiK-h day,
Tln'1'jrh fki-- hu blue, th inyh skin be gray,
Older ityi-im-, yet n w iilwsiy.
.Hi ii M. M,tri'i'ti'l, in Hurptr'i.
' ,v."ew spring goods frogs.
I if gooil report Krtipp's guns.
! Firm friend The dog and his tail.
Seven letters i:i the alphabet have
always been in tr-uibl '. while four ol
hem hove always been iu luck.
There is a unman in Dctr-it whr
ha-not allowed herself to be i-'cn by
men fur twnity year-. We guess it
will he perfect ly -afr for her to comr
The l,'ev..lo-eph Cook say- there i;
nothing new in the announcement ot
Mrs. Cook's intention to lecture, sine
she has nianite: led intentions of that
sort tor several yi ars.
"Xothing will wreck a woman'n
happiness quicker tha'i opium eating,"
says an unmarried paragraplier. It i;
not the woman's happiu'-.-s which
union eating wrecks.
The largest bell in the world is at
Kioto. Japan. It i- twenty-four feet
high and sixUm Inches thick at thr
rim. But it can't lua'.i' one tenth thf
da tor "f a h-dil g--ng at half-past six
in the morning.
I Yo verbs are all vciy nice, 1 t the
dec laration that 'Torsi w.-i anre win?
siicce-s," mi often quoted, will never
convince ti- thai a cow can climb a tree
if sh perseveres in the attempt for.
What part of this society are you.
anyhow V demanded the boss woman
of the Ladies' Mite Society of a meek
little prea-her who was venturing
some advice. "Well, I don't know;
the mite, I reckon," responded the
little man, in a subdued voice.
Ice Made in the Tropics.
In the tropical climates far distant
from high mountains, as neither nat
ural snow nor ice can b obtained, re
course is had to the cold generated by
evaporation and the comparative cool
ness of the air a little before daybreak
to manufacture ice in large quantities,
and thus to supply it most grateful
luxury at a moderate price. Ice is thus
simply manufactured in the largo way
at Benares, Allahabad and Calcutta, in
the" Kast Indies, w hero natural ice has
never been seen.
Cm a large open plain an excavation
is made about thirty feet square and
two deep, on the bottom of which sugar
cane or maize stems are evenly strewed
to the height of about eight inches.
On this bed are set rows 0f small, shal
low, iinglae l earthem pans, so porous
that when tilled with water tho out
sides are immediately covered with a
thick dew oozing through them.
Toward the dusk of the evening, the
pans previously smeared with butter,
are tilled with soli watir. generally
boiled, and let remain during the
In the morning before sunrise tha
ice makers attend and collect from ennh
pan a crest ot ice more or less thick
that, adheres to its inner side, and it is
p'lt info baskets and carried without
loss of time to the common receptacle,
w hich is a deep pit in a high, dry sit
uation, lined irt with straw and then
with old blanketing, where it isbeaton
dow n and congeals into a solid nnss.
The crop of ice varies extremely,
sometimes amounting to more than
half the contents of the pan, at other
times scarcely a pellicle. Clear and
serene weather is the most favorable
for its production, whatever maybe
the sensible heat of the at Unisphere.
The cold generated by the rapid evap
oration round every part of the pan is
the cause of this congelation. When
used for the table the ice is either add
ed to the liquor to be cooled, or is put
into a large vessel mixed with salt or
nitre, and the sherbet, creams and tho
like, intended to be frozen, are inclosed
in thin silver vessels and immersed in
the mixture. In this way ices are se
cured for the table, w hen the heat in
the shade is very commonly above one
At tho ice manufactory at Benare.
tliont one hundred thousand pans aro
reckoned to be exposed at a time, and
tho business of filling them at night
ind gathering the ico in the morning1
employs about three hundred men,'
women and children. It is necessary
that the cane stalks be kept perfectly
Iry; if by accident any part becomes1
wetted, no ice will tonn in the pans