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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, MAY 29, 1884.
In miinnior, w1hmi the il.it h xvrii lung,
Wo wnlkrij loi tlu-i' in lliu woinl;
)ur Iif.n1 wim lig'it, uni slip it .is nil on;;.
Swivt flsiltt I ilia's writ' in mir blned.
Ill miiihiht. wIh ii the tliy. wcie lung.
Wi sti'mnt li-nni morn till etoning cmni';
V I' gMflll'l'lll ll.lllolst Illlil it OX e lis ITi it ;
Vt tvnlknl 'mill 'i'l' ' "' I "'in.!
(,- siit upon i!u wllint l, iv ii ;
Ami iilwuvH w t-li'il ..iir life the sunn'.
Ill summer Xllli'll ill' .litis tine loll;:.
Wr 1 IM l I 111- ln.ll-ll.M . ITII-M.I ll I'llK'K
Ami -till Iht voice iV'wi'J forth in sonj:,
I i I'Ni tin reiul -nine tfrnoel'nl lunik.
In miiiiiim i . when tlir .kit, wire Inn;;.
Ami then s:it hi'iii :iili (In- lice.'.,
Willi sln-knis los i-iiiii in tin' iiiniiii;
Ami in tlm t-i.nli.Jit nnil tlir hri'ivn
i' Irn-li-ii, nr.iny n I'l.rp'iins .luni',
While links wi'if i-i 1 1 i 1 1 4 ni-l till; e;is.
Wi 1'ivnl, mutter tto loietv it ll'it,
I'm-luvin;; -i imiii'.I li',,. I ii..iiinr' lin n,
Wu Imin l ii Ii"mm ii in i-teiy -pot;
fvitv iiii.tI', tun. in nil ; I inrn.
Ami ili'ciiini il 1 1 ii'xl in -i.im mnl i;r.it.
In siiiiinii'i-. t In n ll-o il its tui' long.
Aliitii' I tt:inl. i, i.oi-e nlniii'.
I si r In i nut : li n III it "M -on.;
I'ikN-i- i!- li. ;jnit v. in. I i-I.Iiihii,
III summer, win n ihr ,. I'M- loll ;.
Alone, I wu mil i in tin- .,. .1,
It'll uiu' I'n'r -pi-ii !i".r- niv - :;li-:
Ami In ( I -i i' v.l:"l mi.t p.iii.1.
Tui' lii.m-t iliili:'lit i i lii'i i-M'-.
'licit i li.irini i mi' under culler
'n Miniini'f, li"ii tin
I Imp her in tte Inn-I
My linn I i lili-, my
Tor lo i tiring- li " k til
In stiininiT. when 1 n-
i. . i--.'
TRE TRINCESS DROGUCA.
"No, Hi l l rrt, I -;m't tlo it. Yon
will h.ii' to i;t't out nl' tlit- ililli' iill y liy
youittcir, It in (H'-li'S-t my fining to
your latlitT imy innri'; lie Haiti tin- hist
tlini" lie woulil iimrr njr;itn rrtjiilo
himself by I'.iyin.u; your ilfhts. His
. .. 1 1 1 I .'. ..n 1 a i a n II'
Ilium la iiiiiui: uj' in'ttui. it, .inn t u n n
H WilHU I 1 Know no iiiii tun K"i mo
i ii i m pi'. Am for inc. you know I liavo
"ThiMi w li:it mi earth am I to do?"
initi!reJ Iho Hun. llorln'rt l'uniliiiin.
"Tltf .N'ws will ili no mom for inr.
I'm 'IumKi',' an 1 that's thi truth. Tln-y
siiv thiTc's ii hatoni't worUinji d'wn ;it
th" iloi'ks, icliil of thrro shilling n day
when Iw ran R.'t it. I suppose 1 shall
roine to that !"
Lady fhotwynd looked at hor favor
jto son and smiled a little.' H win u
funny pieiuro that of this .'rami
rreature, resplendi lit willi the heiintits
of nature appropi iato to a "masher,''
and adorned by clothes perfectly btiili.
working at any -thins but the obtaining
as lunch aniuseini'iit as p sible imt of
life. 'I'll Mitile was but (ran-dent on
I.ndy I'hetw Mid's hamls-mie fare; it
died away soon, and she fell into pro
found Ihnujjht. Presently she said
very f?r;iv,''.v' "'bere is yoitr Aunt
"What of In rV" impured the Hon-
..... ..i , ... ...... .. .......
mi; l.oots, ii mi ii in- ti.ti, . .. ii. is
attcntivcly.possibly wondering whether
the hundred well-out pairs that stood
in his dressing room would be of nny
use to wear out when he was a dock
laborer, or whether it might become
necessary to have a sale of his personal
"Well- know she is in Knglaiid.
She wrote and told mo so, in fad.
And it has occurred to me, once or
twice, to wonder whom she will leave i
all her money to."
"Has she no one y" impure I the Hon.
"No one at a'l, I believe; absolutely
no one. She was an only child, and
with no near relatives, when she mar
ried vuur uncle Oeorgo. That is how
she cuu.o to lie sole heiress to such nn j , r;lil ut te eJi;H f t,e wa walk.
enormous fortune." , 1(,kili, at tlie passers-bv. She soon
"Made nut of sausages, wasn't it y" j ,.,..,, aH .,, interested in Herbert
"Oh, no; nothing worse than pickles Us he was in her. She slowly walked
and jam. I'd havo forgiven her the towards the pier and went on to it.
source of her money, for. her father : The, Hon. Horhcri follow e l her, passed
lieing dead when she married, it might . and repassed her.
all have been forgotten, but I found it i At the end of the pier there wore
diUlcult to forgive her for being her-1 9,e sheltered, secluded seats. The
self." ) hidy walked on to these slowly- -for no
"What's the matter with lierV" om. culd walk fait in siirh boots as
asked the lion. Herbert. ! hers -chose one with much dcliber;i-
'Well" said Lady Chetwynd, hesi- ti,mi Slt down and straightway
tatinga little, "she's -vulgar and - ; dropped her parasol. Of course Her
rather flighty. She never seemed to i.rt w.w at hand to pick it up. Then
nie good enough fort ieorge." he sat down by her and for half an
'Why did he marry her, then'?" h nir they looked at the Hue sou and
"Oh, lis for that," answered Lady i, 0ked. she amused him verv much.
fhetwynd, her color rising slightly, -1
believe he married her for her money
I can imagine no other reason."
"Ahl" said her son; "then she's beeu '
married twice for the same- reason, 1
"Yes," observed Lady fhetwynd,
"that second marriage inude me niort!
angry with her than ever. Xow, her j
second husband is dead, I really wish
she would call herself Mrs. Kolleston
again, instead of going about as the
"Xever mind," said the Hon. Her
bert; "as the prince cleared out w ith
out squandering her money at cards
I'll forgive him his sins and even speak
respectfully of his memory. Now tell
me where to find my Aunt Margaret,
the Princess Droguca, Purely I must
have inherited some of those fascina
ting powers you and I'nclo (ieorge
seemed to havo possessed in conininn;
I will try them on her. 1 will be
h'ltnble, dutiful, the most exemplary
of nephews, 1 will carry her prayer
book to church and nuisu Iht poodle.
Most elderly ladies have imam mono
mania or other. I will ili .niver hers
and Iced it. You will hardly know
me if you should see meat her side, so
full of humanity and decorum shall I
I,;idy Chctwynd smile I and sighed at
once. "I have no i lea what she is like
now," she said, "it is a long tunii since
1 liuve an it hi'r many a long year--never
since (icorgc died, in fact. Mo
was not pious then; perhaps she is
now. You will find her at the flair
villc. at Seagate."
"I've heard of that establishment,"
said tlm Hon. Herbert thoughtfully;
"a ijiiecr place for an elderly lady.
However, I dare say she knows im
better, liive hid a liiv of introduc
limi to Iht. and I'll run down at unci
I shan't mind going to S 'agate just
now; it's superb weather, and lot' of
I.'t ly fhetwynd, looking thoughtful
;is she did so, wrote a very brief note
and handed it to her son, who started
oil' immediately, lie was in such an
cM-ce iiligly ' tight place" ju-t now
llial he would have gone a much longer
journey, at equally short notice, if
thereby he might discover an elderly
aunt itli inoncv.
Seagate was looking glorious; and
j thegayi ty of the place and people, the
1 freshness of the air, and the brilliant
; coloring of the sea and sky, made the
lion. Herbert feel crv "voung and
,,. j.rlj) 'n '
He res lived to lunch at
a restaurant, take a turn on the prom
enade and smoke a cigar on the pier
before going to the Clairvillc. Ho
fancied that he would then be refreshed,
and so better able to enli r thoroughly
into tin-role of diii itul nephew which
he pro.o-eil to play.
lie luni hoi well, lit his cigar, and
stalled in search uf hall' an hour's rec
reation. II" did not go far before he
found what lie was in search of; he
met w.th a la ly so surprising to In k
ill that the mere sight of l.er recreated
him. lie proceeded to stare steadily
at her and liitakeimteof all lu r"puinls"
carefully. She was a little cre.it lire,
well formed, with pretty fret and hands:
the feel chid in woiidr .n-: high heeled
(bunts that were very high, but did not
meet at all in fij'iil; the laci ig dis.
played crimson openworked stockings.
The. little figure, w ap w aisted, was
dressed ill th" mo-,1 et ra a ,':int of
Trench cle rks - the sort of costume
devised bv the Parisian intellect for
I'.lli'lisll Women vvlio nr.. "fn'iil i.l'i
,1,.,.'. A 1);S -mi li-tl and fri.'cd
I...;,. ,,. i i . ... i. .- , . ....
mill tilt lit i.ii ,1 siii iii i, ire uii-n 11 .l.-s
adiniliil.ly well painted; only the usual
; mistake was in;; le the thing w as
overdone, and thus the possibility of
deception destroyed. The lady's hat
and parasol each deserve a page of de
s. r.pt'on, they were so surprising. The
w hoi" thing astonished and delighted
the Hon. Herbert. This young gentle
man hud :i good deal of the "knight of
the pavement" in him; if a pretty gir'
gave him a glance of encouragement
he was eapublo of walking after her
quite a mile i . the hope of adventure.
The lady he now saw before him had
"encouragement" writ in largo charac
ters all over her.thiiiiks to her costume,
and her plaintive blue eyes repeated
the word. She stood, unite alone, bv
she never smiled, hut said the most
spicy and piquant tliine.s in a small,
high-pitched voice, looking straight at
him the while. Herbert know very
well how to look admiration, and he
found that she understood the look
perfectly, but also that she appreciated
a little more open llattory. This made
it very plain sailing and Herbert found
himself much less bored than usual
during a flirtation. The little lady
being so excessively pronounced it was
iiiilieult to feel bored until one had
seen all her extravagances.
At lust he rose. "1 must go," lie
suid; "it is hunt, but I must. Do you
couie on the pier in 'he evening?"
"Yes," she answered immediately .
"about 10 o'clock. '
"Then I shall stay in Seagate till to. Trrriiiie .tioiiniitv iiuuim ihr u miniirn
morrow," said Herbert gallantly, and ..I'loitrni or the mii,
left her. I "I lur $2it,tMli),0il0 has I n spent in
Then, assuming a business-like man- stablishing homes fur the engineer,,
tier, he walked oil' to the f lairville, and workiiigiucn along the route of the
meditating nil the way on the mode in Panama Ship (.'una!," said Captain
which lie should address his aunt , .lames Whitbank. who has been for
Alter I liming t!ie matter oxer and nvei more than a year cngijed in dredging
in his mind he resolve I to trust to the operations on the canal, an I who has
inspiration of the moment, and to fo!. relumed home after a lough tussle
low her lead very carefully till hi i wit h the dreaded swamp l'ecr.
knew liow to liiiinur her. j "pi,.,y of money there, then, Cap
On his way a hired carriage passei, tain?"
him; in it sat t!n-little lady wlr.m hi-1 "Oh, plenty. There is only one
fully intended to meet, upon tint piei ; tiling inoro common than rash, and
to-night. Sim gave him a glance from j that is death. M"n die. Ipse the leaves
under her wonderful parasol; Mich t , in autumn. Only the Italians appear
look -seductive, full of invitation. j to live. The ilea 1 arc dispoed of wilh-
"I believe she is as old as the hilh," ' "'it ceremony. A shallow grave, no
relied ed Herbert; but she is uiiirvell- l'r.iyers, and all is in a moment, forgot -"iisly
made up, and very funny. Whal t"'. There are now i : men at
a citasirophe if he should live at tlif j work on the canal, mostly negroes
flairvillo!'' from Jamaica and the Preach West
lie arrived at tlm hotel a lino i indies. These negroes are brought
limn ', slanding in pretty grounds, and vcr in droves as fast a-, t lime at work
tctiii'ilcd principiilly by people wlif i ''i1, and 1 vent lire to s iv lliilt not t wo
lived on pension; people who sci inei!
to have no homes of I heir own am-
where; wh i were eei edingly sociable
ami very merry. On the broad terrain
:i ii ii in lxr of people were talking ain1
laughing; ilm hour of afternoon tci
hiid brought them to the house. r
the midst of a .small crowd of gentle
men stood the lit I le la ly; ev id. lit ly slu
was a favorite. Herbert ipiickly
passed the group, 1. inking the olliei
way the while, lie entered the hall
and, finding a waiter, asked for tin
Prinetss liroguc.i. He was shown in
to a small drawing room.
Two minutes luler the little ladv
came in and looked at him w ith hoiih
suipris'. "You have asked for im;?''
she sitid; "you know my name!"
The awful truth Mashed upon him.
Pur one vv ild moment he thought ol
sinking his identity of escaping with
out telling her who he was. l!ut lit
had not time to think it out - he wa
coniiM'il, slammered something and
then, in despair, handed her lib
mother's note, she opened il deliber
ately, r. a I it at a glance, and threw il
carelessly on a table. He lam ied hi
doom was sealed; took up his hal ain:
prepared to go. P.ut he felt he owei!
it t i himself to apiil.igie; he did so,
Slic iut iTriijitfil him with her slight
siirill voice, looking straight at bin
with those plaintive blue eyes, wliic!
were so full ol candid tiling, r for a I
"What are ynil apologizing so mud
fury" she said. "It is the first i-mn
plimciit your family has ever paid me'
Come into the other room; 1 musl
have some tea."
she put her hand on his arm and le I
him avviiv. Fur the first time in hi
lil'., II. .1 1 ..I .. 1... .. !..! i.
or what to do.
Hut at last he sue
I in taking h r cue; it seemed f mm v i
to llirt wilh one'siiiinl, bid he did it.
And she paid his debts. Probably
she will leave him her money.- I.ku "it
An llislm iciil Clicss Table.
Ooorge Yuink rhill. the litevury inciii
her of the family, is the owner of the
choss-tulip! and chiss-iueii that former
ly belonged to Napoleon I., and which
lie used during his exile at St. Helena.
.Not only this, but (here is even moreol
a ghastly interest attached to this sou- j
venir. It was standing by the tubh
when the phvsiciuus wore muking tln ii
post-iiior!cm examination of the dead '
emperor, and when tln-v took out the
heart thev nulled mien one of thp
drawtrs of this little table and laid tin j If s"l-h 11 le:iudion as that wore ac
heart upon it, and to-day one may set . cepted most of us could easily bo con
the deep stains of the hi 1 .m the in- I victed of needless oxl ravuganoe. A
side of the drawer. This relic be . ! glunoe at t ho oare rs of a few of the
longed to Mr. Molluiry. of railmae ' tuonuuieiital prodigals of the world
celebrity, before it i ame into (ieorgt : be found to be of interest.
Yainh r'bilt's possession, and the New A history of the spendthrifts of
York correspondent of the 1'iiilVaIi; 1 ;m i'nt i;m.' ul.l fill a volume of
( ommt .( tells how the latter .Sl gootl sio an 1 unique chiirni. Apicius,
cured it: i f russus, Probus, Claudius, Nero, Vitcl-
Young Vandeibilt. who was a fre-1 lias nnd Culiguhi all squandered vast
qiieiit visitor ;it Mr. Mi'Hctiry's hoiisf : sums on the most trilling object
in London, used to look at this tablt -. Apicius spent -1 . " on his palate,
vv ith longing eyes and often expressed cast up his accounts, and, discovering
his envy of its possession. So Mr. Mo- that ho had only liU.HtM left, iinine
Iletiry, who was fond of the young diatcly hanged himself to avoid the
man, determined one day to send it ' privations of threatening poverty,
over here to him as ;i surprise. In the Flagabalus regaled the attendants of
meantime ho tnei a frirnd of the Van- his palace on the bruins of pheasants,
derbilt tumily, who to'd him that In; the tongues of thrushes, and tho eggs
hiid been aiithorietl by W illiam H. tu of partridges. At his own meals the
offer him $ll,0i.H) for that choss-tuMi: ; peas were sprinkled with grains of gold, j
to present to (icorgeon his twenty lirst pearls were scattered in dishes of rice.
birthday. "Keep your sfl'i.tMiti," suid and the costliest ain.icr was used to
Mr. Mclli nry, "1 have no use for it. ; render palatable a dish of brans, j
The tall' is already on its way to f russus made u grt a! banquet for the!
( icorgc, and w ill re.u h him on his birth- populace during his candidacy for the I
day," which it did, to his great delight. ' mlico of Consul, at which ten thousand !
On the same day. by the way, Willium tuhles were heaped with luxuries.!
H. said to Mr. Mellctiry: 'T have just Kven this wis surpassed by Casir, who, ;
paid over to (leorge two millions and a ut the funeral lea -I on the occasion of ;
half dollars as his port ion of his grand- his daughter's death, spreal twenty -father's
will. 'I he boy must take cure i t wo thousand tabh-s, accommodating
of himself now." Which I think he ran ' three guests a! each. Tiberius, bit1'
do very readily on his income. I Cleopatra, gulped down precious stones j
THE IMS AM A CANAL.
of tin; 1 ."i.iit mi liborcis now at
i w ork vv ill be alive
war from now.
n's dreadful. Five thousand died
during the past three months; but the
large pay tempts men t brav o all the
danger. The company appears to have
an unlimited supply of noiiey, and pays
off every two weeks."
"What progress has been made in
the four years y"
"Well, two miles anu a half of the
canal proper has been lug out. Origi
nally this section wu- dredged to a
depth of foiiitecu feet, but is now only
six feet deep, the soft swamp lands
pressed down by the w.-ighl d' thediit
thrown out on either side tilling in the
canal from iinderneat It. Aureal deal
uf work has. however, been done with
the great steam shovels in levelling the
high lands through which tin1 i anal is
to pass, and dredging will soon be
started in those set (ions. Work is
now progressing upon the only large
mountain which bars the way of the
ana! from ocean to ocean. This
mountain is mi f.-et high and tune
miles in circumference, and is to be cut
down willi steam ploughs and carted
away. The company has 1 n com
polled to spen I i.ii ii i.i i' 1 1, as I said
to locate limucs through the swamps
from which as a basis the work of dig
ging nut (he canal can be carried on.
This work necessi:aied the building of
rai'.ina I branches into the swamps and
Hie making of solid f.'iin la' ion i with
.stone an I gravi 1, lion Ire Is of feet
wide an 1 miles in e(ent. Laborers
gel s i a d.iy.and skilled me. huaics an. I
bosses from ol' to ;Ti" :i month."
"Will the canal ever !.' finish. -dy"
"Not, I think, unless the swamp
sections are c msl ructe-l with idling,
and that would cost so large an amount
of money that tic sclci mild not
possibly pay, P.ut the c nunan;.' ap"
pears t-i have all the cadi neee.,.sary to
Famous Spiulflirifls of tiii'lent Tiint'i
Pasha Loringsu s in t he it'inhu'lur
Mitjitim: Prodigals have been con
lined to no hind or age. As long us
the wealth of the world continues to be
unequally distributed, so Imur, pml a
My. shall we have spend thrifts. old
Adam Smith tolls (hat the 'iion ssai los
of life" include only (lin e coiiimi'dit ies
that arc indispeu .able t i our healthful
supp irt, ami tlune things the lack of
which, mining creditable pp.ipl- of even
the lower class, is rendcre 1 hid
by the custom of th
other things h
declares to be luxuries
mixed (after being crushed) in w inw
and liu heaped the plates of favorite
guests willi gold and jewels, which
they carried away. It was Tiberius
Wlio cuu-o.l to be built boats of cedar,
covered Willi gold and precious .stoii'-s,
and large enough to admit of their
being turned into flouting gardens, in
which were planted Mowers, vines and
Hut it is to N'ero, of whom it lias
been -aid that "there was not ii vice to
which he was not given, nor a crime
w hich he did n 't commit," that tlm
prize of senseless prodigality must bu
awarded. In the simple recreation of
fishing he used lines of purple silk and
hooks of gold. Ilis liara was estimat
ed to be worth two and a half millions
of dollars, and he never wore the same
cost nine t w iee. When on a progress
through his dominions, li.c hundred
asses follow i'd in his trail to supply
milk for the daily bill h of himself and
his wife, Popp.i-a.
Christ iiinily gradually displaced (lie
fashions of heathenism, and a dehiLie of
bai bari-m ov erllow cd Italian civiliza
tion. Theneef.irwiir I, for a longtime,
th" etrav.ig.in e pcndil are of great
forluties Wiis cotuine I to the Fa-leni
empire, wh ise capit il was the city of
Const itnl inc.
Imitation-; of Cnslly Leather.
The custom of currying lunch reti
cules, money purses, and traveling bags
of leather has made an increased de
mand for the le.lt her fl'olil l il 10 illlilllills,
or lor leather of attractive appearance.
As the ii il ural supply of alligator and
t tie grout python or boa skins is not
sullicicnt to keep up with the demand,
these skins or the leathers from them
are imitated very largely by u-ing flu
leal her of commoner and cheaper skins.
Kven seal leather, goal leather, and kid
leal her, or luoi oeco, are imitated. The
siiif.n e nf alligator lout her consists ol
almost exact reel angles or squares,
separated by d -op furrows, thesqiinre
grudually diminishing in size as fhey
recede from the center ol'theskin. 'flu
boa leather is in diniuntt.l shaped patches
es, forming a line network, and is very
ologii'.if, the division lines being very
line. Seaiskiu leather is a diapered oi
itrabosouo pat'ern of irregular di v is
ions raised and depressed. Coat
leather is crossed in regular lines at
acute angles, forming minute i ungated
As some of those leathers are tor
costly to be furnished at low pricest'nt
million who desire the best, but cannot
always afford the cost, are supplied bv
fair iuiitiit ions.w hieh are not usdurabU
us t'.ie genuine, serving in purl, the pur
poses of the costly leathers. Thcsi
imitations are made by the aid of phi'
tography. A gi iiuine.seahalligator.boa
or other costly skin is phot igruphod
then printed on sensitive gelatine tin
parts not acted upon by light diss -lvcc
out in water, and a cast or an eitetri
type plate then made in copper or type
metal, as pra liced in the i'i prod not im
of ctigruv ings, and then the inelal pluti
and the smooth lea' her of sumo ilmucs
tic animal are passed between roller
under pressure, and the ligure on tlir
plate is pcrjuaneiitly fixed on tin
leather by great pressure. At.y ol
those leathers may be stuined, colored
or dyed to any tint desired; but plan
black or the color left by tiio tanning i
The (Jiiine of Muildes.
I have often w oiideieil Imw that l:i
vnrite g.uiio of the small hoy, marble-,
came into Vogue, bill never found mis
until it reeeiil Visit to liiruiinghaiu,
where I cuiue a toss an old antiquary
I w ho enlighten I in II - sai l that a
! century ago it was a popular amuse
ineiit with staid and professional ui.-n,
who used to assemble ill the niarbh
"alleys" or alcoves connected with tin
inns of the town, to pass an hour of
t wo in this amusement. Think of it,
boys! (iruy old men, genuine grand
lathers, would hung their corked huts
on oaken pegs, and taking from pri
vate hooks (heir own particular knee
caps of stoutly-lined leather go plump
upon their knees itud deep in the de
lights of "alley toss" and "01111111011
eys" and familiar cry of "kniiekol
down." A few of these alcoves are
still in existence in connection with
ancient iiostelries. l imiiiunti I'n
7 ui in:
lUsinuriVs itesl Meilul.
Prince llismnrck is represented us
often saying, of all his deconit ions
that upon vvhiih he sets most value is
II mi ilul he received from a Immune
society for rescuing u drowning sol
dier. Ilis method of rescue, as we see
it rclutcd, vv us cni'iiently characteris
tic of the man. The soldier clung to
him in such a litanner as in endanger
both their lives. I'.istnaivk. being the
stronger of the two. In Id the terrified
man's head under viator mil 1 1 ho ceased
t" st niggle, and t lieu sw am w ith him
; shallow wider, from which ho con
vex ed hiin to the shore.
: auo.m; tiii: Mexicans.
A ii A im l It hit 'h ; in i i'-t,i -in t mil TVf iuMl"
Itill's iic.'.i-N I v. Klti 4. . 'itlltlr.
! In a loll a- from the i ily M,-x im
to (;-.' Detroit '-.-.' a id Till Uf, W.
A. Cioiiut .ays: 'At I'rog'esi we
lil'st tn icile l M.-siein mi 1 ,'Mld lirs! .-ilVV
the strange v eg.-t at ion. customs and
costumes of the coni in. -it id tropics.
The palm, the mango, and the cactus
grow herein grout !uurianee,.re:iking
the force of the hot sun that heats up
the almost iinproteeied town. The
houses, like t ho e of Meridu, IM miles
inland, are of pebble-stones or shell
covered wiih mortar and heavily
thatched with palm leaves, and the
; hut s or cabins, which are ;i grout ma
jority of th" re-idi tics of both place;,
are built of ree ls or cane, Very light
and airy, ind I.
1 There is not a chimney in Yucatan,
or any v hern in Mexico, as far as I
have seen, and their absence gives an
odd aspect to the architect lire, like
that of Arabian towns. No house has
a fireplace or a stove, for it is never
cold, but the kitchen is equipped w ith
a sort nf ungionly brick or stone range
l'l or l-'i feet long, having holes for
pots and kettles, m which charcoal is
burned. The flames escape by the
open doors and windows. Charcoal is
the fuel of Mexico--almost the only
fuel except in the northern states. It
is packed to the cities, some! imes hun
dreds of mill", by grotesque little doti
keys ( burros'), w ho carry loads b ur
limes their size, or by the porters of
tlie country, who will tote on mi uvei -age
I.VI pounds apiece miles il day.
The p 'ones i proteinic'!' I like our
. w ell known gn-.l n Mower i dress in
I V ii-'.il .in as ( hey il . in this city and all
surr-'un I. tig Mexico in t vv i c.ti.'ii
1 carmen's tint huv" once been w hite,
'the upp'-r garni "it - for b"th sexes
being ii shirt and the ii"iher garment
i being dra i i-r for i 1 an I n-kirl ''or
ivvom.'U. fh "o deg"U"ia'" thro'ivdi
'cv. ry ,1 gi-. f color u.i I t--xt-:'e l .
'the I'oV; Ul'o'i ; r.'l ! of tin' t -l I "Tb'.
! icii'i-"! ; that in'ia'' I
y I m l. IV-
Ipp.l!'"!. I. lore
n.e' ,.,!y else
V ill le b'. Hil
s t !
w oi :t
r -1 .
I ween l he I.. -1, and
a Id iiii'ueii -e st raw
large 1 riniined and
, fo;- when v.m In ik itt
ler.illv rein 'V i s his hat
niiiiblv irritut-s his s. alp
I (hev a's 1 iii.'i'l'i.'ni t'os nr. st 1 rit
I xxh.-ii tliey are u-'t obs.-rx ol. bu! no
body has been ,ib!" to I'm I nut..
j All cl,ls-es w 'el .ire exp -so I to the
I chill of night or :h mid lay sun have
' mo protective wrap, known gen rally
is the .'Tape for men and th" rehosa
for vvo!n.-:i. The former is a large
w -ilcu I I in' 1 1. the la'ier a t.:i
' shawl. Th- rob s 1 is drown oxer
the head and wound ar nr. I the neck;
the .' Tap i-i worn like theoape of
' Castile, an I nearly like th- Ihunun
toga; it is drawn uh cat th" body once
I ar twice, an 1 tin c.c.'P.er is fung with
: light dexterity over the left shoulder.
1 where it sticks through ex cry jar and
jostle as if it wore fastened by a phan-
, torn buit.-n.
These xx '1 a pi rise through
nil grades of e o cllonoo, and arc often
; ma le of silk or the finest wool. All
tropical birds delight in high color-: so
In those Indians. M .liattoes. Meliocs
; ind exotie paniards. and their attire,
' is of all cmib n. i'i ms of rod u rl gro-n
mid blue and veilow. 1 saw this
i morning a ihilti ring gang of convicts
uo 1111 the street to work, led by a
j soldier with ii revolver in his hand
nnd follow. si closely by two more.
Their clot lies were of all degrees of
picturesque piitchxvoik.but one rugged
pair nf yellowish t musei s sente 1 with
hlue in the form of a heart, and worn
xvith jiiunlv grace, giixo an air of
, ' , , .1 ... 1
nonsive bouiitv to the entire out lit.
Some Lost Poems of Whittier.
Many poems throw n off at odd mo j ,'ablo's fondness for children is pro
uients, nnd of which the author v irl)jat , and In' a ooepted .In (he course
ihoiight s.i slightlv that he inrluded
Ihem in no collection, are now lost.
Among I hose are "Isabella of Austria,"
written when he was but I wenly, ami
suid to have hud ii grand nug to it;
"Palo Alto." which, assuming to be
the translation of a Mexican lament
beginning wilh the words. "Kin P.ravo'
Pin Hravn!" never did appear under
his name; "Fmliiar," a ropy nf whi. h
1 revolutionary goner il cntiiniuuding
in YrlH'Ziiela has lately requestod id
die author; and a poem oil lletiix
May which has had some singiihn
fortunes, having been metumerphos
In a AYesteru paper in an address to
Mr. Kenton, and again read, on the
xrasion of n publir welcome in Yiek-(
Purg given Sergpunt Prentiss, as tin
effort of an admiring Southern poet,
ind still later appearing in the shape
( an apostUrope to Smith the Mormon.
JJuipi '. yfrignzhw.
HiihIi tin- liiibv stnnils nliilio
II..:. I your In I :i 1 1 1 liml tvnlell lli'l ;
.Nntt olio Inkos n Mi' - jii-1 one
W iners. sl-.. iuii k, i-'ili-li lier'
(iiilllle' I. ill 's lilsl rli i III I'llht ;
Now n.'iin she's Iryin'
I Inc. Itt.i lill.-e! rile nik, llllimst,
'I'n nib iinx- eluiiililiii'. !'. 'lift-
( inc. to, I In-.-. I ih! slii! il' .ilk
X in-. In l'..:e v l-ln.it it :
lli-iir In-l- stv.'i-l viii.'i'.l I'mIh -tnlk,
l.illle bird, or p. 1 1 '
J'l-.llllillg. Ii. hllill.4. llli'iv -In-
M--ppinc oil .-" pi-..-i'!iy -Turning
in Iht unliiu ;lil (no-,
rlensc.l llien l:inj;liing lnll.lly.
'Jll.-rr. lies l,;,l,y on llie ll.if. '.
Splint linj, rnlbn', s,.reMiiiini;,
Are lile's Jir.-il lillellipls -.. pool .'
Ili.l.y w.-is lnil lr i.init.;;
VV li.-n -In- le!i s,, l,.,l l . -irony:
I . I.i. I It .on- -h.-'s rbteriii.
).. Ill Miles, ll.inu si.n
II .. k I.i r -mil.- i - I.i ii.i'i.
Ili-nlls n.i t-'l I t innllllnll's 1. 1 -A
It.iive ng.l.'ll .'I- t el .
Sre. t!.e lu.-!,t Iff 1 1 - - tlli-s
Makes her I t .ll.lltlV.ir:
V:.!,s ii.-l:i ..il '-il,.. .lailini! pot
1,'ii-b ni-it I in---- In-l !
t t'.h .1 will ol le -I sti-ps tel.
aii g.. i.i mi-. ' -1 io-s i,.-r
lUiZitl-rlh (' h'li.mi. in SI. rViihnhi
III MUK0I S.
tioiiig to seed - The funnor.
liteinul hiinging is the iii ize of vigi-
A sleepy head is niton possessed of
II Hod i'b a.
A man with a head the shape and
color of a calf's is now on exhibition
in Paris. I . is doubtless 1 he original
Why is it that wlu n a man sits on
paint the paint and his f ion sers are
nev it the same color y
Hens may be a little' backward on
eggs, but thev in v or fail to come to tho
.scratch whore ilowcr-beds are concern-
j A man in Texas raises goats for
! their Ih'sh. le t when tho festive rrout
j iiros grow up they raise him just for
I the inn of the thing.
j A milkman who imagined that ho
1 was unobserved was seen recently
i patting a pump on the bads in a most,
j affectionate manner.
J A piece of hope has been found in a
,'',, ' . . .pound of Philadelphia butter. The
.am4 ol tlie men ; 1 1
. . , , ,..i.,.: m in who can sell bone at the price of
t hiiiibl"'. tor hat s. i 1
.... .. ! butler has a bonanza.
i'uiv. 1 nev are
I Young wife :"l. iir, why are you
eating so iniieh more of my cuke than
j -ial to-night y Is it nicer than it
i xv.is last nighty" Young husband:
'1 my darling 1 well, to ti ll you
thelruth. I bet 'foozle '."i thill I weighed
more than he did, and We wore going
1I.1W II to the s'. Me to settle it to-night.
"Where are you going. Finest V" she
asked him us ho rose bet xv eon the nefs
at the theater, one evening last week,
lie: "I promised t,, nc'et Simpson
when the cm tain fell." she : "Can't
you bring me a glass of Simpson, too,
darling '.-" Kriiest coughs and tries to
siuile : the'i sits down again, and looks
liiscontctitod for t ho rest of the even
ing. ( ince upon ii time a traveller arrived
at a hotel and foil,,-! the rooms en
gaged. Here was a sad case. P.ut his
ready wit did not desert him. He
w a Iked into the gent lemon's room, and
I standing in the middle of the iloor,
I said : lent lemon, I am happy to .see
so many of you here to night. I am a
book agent, ami I want toshow you - '
Picforo he could utter another word'
(he whole company had taken to Iho
w oods, ai.d he had his choice of apart-
iHoainl a Half Were (Jills.
lieorgo V. Cable, the Ne.v Orleans
novelist, ,-aii make a good Suuihiy
si hool adilre- aS V. as w rite clever
stories and erai k April fool jokes, say.si
the 7'" 'ev. Accompanied by llns-
- 11 .11 Si.oili ..r 1 1,.. 1 :,.i,,, ,, r ,.,.,.. ,1,,.,
' "h""" t
he spent u Siindiix xx ith friends in Mon-
son. attended the Congregational
j church and was invited to falk to the
j Sundiiv school in the afternoon. Mr.
if his remarks he raised his hand, ex
panded the digits and said; "I have s
many children at home. How many
is that y" "Five," piped up a young
ster promptly. "Ami half of them are
girls." continued the speaker, staggcr
ng his audience vv ith his apparently
cckliss disregard of truth. "How
.inch ishalf of live?" asked Mr. fa.
le "Two and a half," reproachfully
oplied a little miss in the front pew.
i i s." siiid the novelist with a benig-
ant smile as he saw that his repnta
ii ni for veracity was fnst slipping
way, "two and a half of them are
jirls and the other two and a half, too
livooirls" -oh." gasped the little
ms wih a i)ik , ,.,,,;,,, (, then
ipple of laughter bubbled up from th
.01 nor here tl birds-nest" class sat'
In ifed over the backs of tho pews,
limbed into the gallery and died away
n the orgun loft.