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A ihal ef Song.
'II i is u ttie songbf (ha Im p:
"f 'pen wide Ui,wi it (.'iic'luse
ofyonrtiuMmt wide to me:
I would enter in, Olttwe,
I would come totlwcll with time.
All till) sweets i if wild-tlowPiid field,
All the wealth tlic pr-iYnx yield,
All theso rt i : s 1 1 till' KUl'V'liHI ho
For tlij lin e," mim-; tin1 restless Ihp.
This ix the sony nf lln rose;
41 Vim are untiling tu nil', i he.
I'm lit nijilit there's u wind Hint Mow
In t lie dark III' kiw me,
A ml mi fl iwiT tlm scent Know.
0 wind, thin tviiywnril dans,
Take m hundred ;:ii in hearts!
Thinp iiri' they, in win or in-e
So thou love me," i-intf tin' nwp.
'this i- lliomny i if I ho w ind:
i'I love vim not. wriiIoii Itimfr;
If I ki-sl-il Vnll. count it -port ;
There's ii vimiii Iri-i' iii in- tour how nr.
And toll c I pay nit courr.
Fold me sweet, in your wuyiiij nrm;
1 will praise tour maiden charm.
EuM nnd wot, if von mi' kind
To your Im fl.'' ili tin- ind.
This- in tin- Sdii4 nf On' ir
"Nonglit rum 1 fir wind llnit woos
Tline's it lark tli.it flic uinl iiiKs
And him for my lovu 1 chose;
Ah, fiiin would 1 clip hi wings!
Draw near, liivo. mid build tlii'C 11 nest
Ttilit hire. In i', upon my In cast,
And Mili' shall ihy ihv. Jling ho."
J'his is tin1 sons ' if 'he trpp.
This is the song of tlic lark:
"O tree. I rei;ird thei not;
Higher, hi.lii r, I ic-piii
For I lono to ri'in h the -pot
Where I nee yon lull of lire,
(tluwitu;, II shin;;, fl lining, huriiinf;.
And my ln"iri is madly yciuniiy
Jn-t to he n liny spink
f)l the (jrvat Min." sin;- t lie link.
'J his is lie. sonrr nClio urn:
"I I I'liildifii, nilli hcavls to tircnk,
A ti- lie on the world's tumid hiPii-t,
I ran spp mi nutter mid nohc,
Willi lniiin l hat's never ut rent;
I'nly love that Iniiiis upwnrl is living.
Such lovp litp:li on with tlic git in.
Though lovp in rctmii h it ho won."
'1 Iii J b the boiiij (if the mm.
.limit' IV. Holl in thi Contintnt.
THE MISSING DEED.
"Any news from the case this morn
ing. Mi". Hutchinson?'
This question was asked by Mr.
.Tohn Ilolbmok. senior member of the
law firm of Hodnook Hutchinson,
nne ei'rtiiin mornng. in lhi latter part
nf Septonib-r, its In) entered the of
lioe. His partner, Turn Hutchinson, with,
out looking up f ro:n the papers he vt as
res ting, answerivl in thu negative.
"Well," continued tho senior niein
hor of the linn, ' we must exhaust
every cffnrt to find the missing ileeil.
There is a letter in the morning's mail
from Mr. Arnold, authorizing us to
Increase the reward to live thousand
"That ought to fetch it. if it id in ex
istence," said Tom Hutchinson.
And he threw down his papers, and
he wheeled his olliee chair to face Mr.
f'hnrles Wilson, aged twenty-two.
with !egal aspirations, vt ho was "rea 1"
ing" in the oluVo of this celebrated
"Wilson," he nalil, "write out anoth
er advertisement, in thn Arnold ease,
nnd take it around to the Ledger."
"Yes fir!" ans weird the young
And he took n sheet of paper and
began to write.
After awhile, he read the following,
and the firm agreed that it was the
"Infokmatiom W A Ti n. - Information winit
ed cf a ettrtniii parchiiifiii ilcpil. iveu hy Andrew
pliarp In A roll i ul.t Arnold iiveyiui; to the naiil
Arnold it certain fan-el of lainl, containing ah'iut
one hundred ami thirty tive (hou-and acres, more
or aitaatp I In the ttatc el Iowa, mud di-cil
having tiepii given at Jlurhttt;toii. Ixwu, in the vcur
I HIS. Thimleed was hwt or utolcn ome lificcii
fearNAKo. mid any into turninhitic; information
which will lead to it i ecotory, will receive a re
ward of Hve tlioti"itint dollars t.v applvilig to Hoi..
buook ti lit Tiitissox, At tor uf. vs at -Law, I'liil
"You'd better take it around at
once," said the head of the linn.
And the young nt;wi left the office
to perform the errand.
Messrs. Ilolhrook and Hutchinson's
st nlent was a jioor young man very
poor but h had a stout heart and
great ambition, and although he found
it a serious matter to make ends meet,
he was studying very hard to perfect
himself for the bar, after which auspi
cious event, he felt that ail would be
lie had rosy day-dreams, sometimes,
of a future, after .fame and wealth
should have fallen to his share, and
the central figure of these dreams wag
pretty Madge Bevan, who was nearly
as poor as himself, and whom he had
loved ever since he was a boy at
"If Itrould find the missing deed" he
thought, as he hurried to the newspa
per office, "all would be well. Five
thousand dollars would give rie a good
start in life, and I could make dear
Madge happy, and lift the burden of
the support ot her mother from her
frail shoulders. I shall be admitted to
the bar next term, and it will be pretty
up-hill work at first, unless I have a
reserve capital, lly-the-way," ha mut
tered, aloud, "I promised Madge to
take tea with them this evening."
Charlie Wilson had expended a great "I can't stop.'Vried Charlie, reaching
deal of thought on the most important for his hat.
factor in the great land case of Arnold He put the. precious jar covers into
i-h. Sharp, the missing deed to the im- I his pocket, ami proceeded, with all
uiense tract of Western land, and for ! possible speed, to the olliee of llol
the past month he had spent his idle ! brook & Hutchinson,
moments visiting junk-stores, in the The linn had not yet gone hoine.and
hope of somewhere running neros j Charlie laid tho disjointed document
the parchment. before them on tho big olliee table.
In the course of his search he had one glance convinced them that
overhauled tons of old ' paper, but so (heir student had secured tho long
far he could discover not the slightest 1 jost deed, and the good news was tel
trace of the missing document, and . egraphed to their client, who lived in
hundreds of others who had been New York. He caine on the next
tempted by the large reward offered day, and they told him the story,
for its discovery, were equally tinsuc- i(s c)lfu, n(J irew d,,,,,,,,. for live
cessl'ul. ! thousand dollars, payable to Charlie's
To-day ho thought more aKout the onpr, att.l tlut lt.llnvin week Charlie
deed than he did of Coke and Hlack- and Mad"o were inai ric I.
stone, and as so restless and pre-or
itipied that when the clock struck
three he laid aside hi books and left
Mrs. Jlevnn and her pretty daughter
lived in an old farm house in the
Madge was employed as a copyist in
a big Market Street publishing house,
and she usually finished her day's work
at 4 o'clock.
I'ntil that hour, Charlie paced slow
ly up and down tho sidewalk in front
of the tali building where she worked.
They walked homo together, and
Charlie, of course, spoke of the miss
They amused themselves with dis
cussing what they would do with the
reward, supposing they should find
the important document, nnd were
talking in this ridiculous strain when
they reached Madge's home.
"Tea is ready." said Mrs. Uevan.
greeting Charlie kindly, "and I've
opened a jar of my home-made strawberry-jelly
just for your benefit."
While Mrs. Bevan poured out the
tea, ho removed the cover of the jelly
jar. Suddenly ho turned pain, Jus low-
er jaw dropped, and he sat gaing lix- i
edly at the jelly-jar like one spell- j
"Are you ill. Charlie?" cried Madge
springing to her feet.
'You havm't come upon one nf
J hose nasty black beetles?" ejaculated
Mrs. Huvati. suspending the tea-pot in
"Xo, no!" gaspel Charlie, after n
time. "It's nothing. I shall bo a!'
right directly. It's - it's -the
lie seized the part ol parchment that ;
had covered the jelly-jar, and bending '
over it. began to decipher the written
characters upon it.
"'Witness thi'i, my band Andrew
sharp witness!'" he muttered: and
then rai.od his head and turned to
Madge, who was bending over his
chair, with a glad light in his blue
eyes. "I've found it. denr!" he cried.
"A part of tho missing deed; and
now if we can trace the rest," he cried,
excitedly, "our fortune's made."
"Mercy on us!" gasped Madge, be
ginning to cry, in her bewilderment.
"Did you ever!" ejaculated Mrs.
Uevan, and in her excitement she
dropped the teapot to the door, smash
ing it into bits. "Madge," she finally
managed to say, "lie rest of the jars
are in the cellar, on the swinging
shelf."' Charlie dashed down tho cellar stairs,
anil- there, on a shelf in the middle of
tht: cellar, were two-dozen jelly-jars,
lacking one, each with a piece of parch
ment tied oer it for a cover
"Jake them up stairs!" he ordered
to Mrs. Bevan and Madge, who had
And he gathered up as many of the
jars as he cauld carry.
When they were placed on the table
he removed the covers.
It was an anxious moment, and his
hand trembled us he fitted the bits to
gether. At hist thu thing took definite
shape. Xot a line was wanting. A
few of the "and whereases" anil "pro
vided alsos were a tritle sticky, and a
few of the words had lost a letter or
two; but the main points were all
there, and Charlie Wilson fairly danced
"Where did you get it?" he asked,
timing to Mrs. He van.
"I had no idea the paper was of any
value," answered that good lady, "and
I selected it from a number that I
found in tho attic, because it was
parchment. They were there when
we moved into the house, and 1 ex
pect they were left by Mr. Arnold, the
owner of the property, when he moved
"Arnold " began Charlie
"Yes Mr. Archibald Arnold. He
owns this house and land, but the
property is managed by an agent."
"That explains it." said the young
man. Mr. Archibald Arnold is the
plaintiff in the suit."
"Well, I'm glad it's found, although
they were excellent covers for jelly
jars. Sit down and eat your supper.
Mr. Arnold won his suit, and one
day paid a visit to the old homestead
when Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and Mrs.
Uevan still lived.
They received the rich man very
graciously, and he helped to eat sonic
of tho strawberry jelly.
"That paper," he said, at parting,
"was worth a hundred times live thou
sand dollars to me."
A lew days afterward a letter was
received, addressed to Mr. Charles
Wilson, inclosing a very kind note
and a deed to the old farm-house and
the plot of ground in the center of
which it stood, "given," as tho letter
read, "in token of my appreciation of
: the great service you have rendered
Charlie is quite a distinguished law
yer now, and every year his wife sends
a jar of strawberry to Mr. Archibald
Marllia Wnsltlnsrten's (.arret.
Writing about a visit to Mt. Vernon,
louquin Miller says: Let no one here
after complain of having to live in a
garret alone and without a fire. For
here, with all this spacious and noble
house to select from, the widow of
Washington chose a carret lookim? to
the south and out upon his tomb.
This is the old tomb where he was first
laid to rest, and w here tho fallen oak
leaves are crowding in heaps now and
almost tilling up the low, dark door
way. The garret has but one window, a
small and narrow dormer window, and
it is otherwise quite dark. A bottom
corner of the door is cut away so that
her cat might come and go at will. And
this is tite saddest, temlerest sight at
Mount Vtrnon. It seems to me that
, I could see this lady silting there, look
j ing out upon the tomb of her mighty
i dead, the great river sweeping fast be
j yond. her hear? full of memory of a
! mighty nation's birth waiting. wattingi
'waiting. Her work was done. She had
lived quite the allotted three score and
j ten. Her companions were in the tomb,
ane so she chose this garret, just above
I the bed in which her immortal husband
had died, as a sacred place in which to
sit down and cherish her memories and
wait with folded hands for the end.
And so here, after a year and a half of
waiting, the angel of death found her;
the hands were folded forever, and the
nation mourned for its mother.
KflVft of Sail on the lAootl.
lr. Stevens, a French physician saw
a butcher killing a pig. He obsened
that he stirred the blood of the animal,
and added a handful of common salt to
it while stirring, which made it crim
son,and,the stirring being discontinued
remaine, I rluid. The change of color
awakened his curiosity. The butcher
could give no explanation, except that
it kept it from jellying and spoiling.
Dr.Stevens seized a vessel, caught some
of the blood, and made several experi
ments by putting salt into it and found
that the blackest blood was instantly
changed into a bright vermilion by the
use of salt. "And," said he, "here is a
fact that may lead to a practical rule."
He had observed, that in cases of yellow
fever in the army, that the blood drawn
was very black and lluid, and on adding
salt it became vermilion, and it retained
its freshness; whereas, putridity of the
blood is one of the characteristics of
yellow fever. lie therefore abandoned
the usual way of treating it and gave
his patients a mixture of various salts,
and in a very short time reduced the
mortality from fever in the Wist Indies
from one in five to one in fifty.
Took the Ball.
"Well, dear," remarked Mrs. Smith
as her husband started out for a day's
fishing, "I hope you will bo successful
and bring home a nice basket of trout.
"Never fear," responded Smith, "if
there are any trout to bo caught I am
the boy to catch 'em. It's a cold day
in the spring Ume when a trout gets
away from me."
"It is, indeed," his wife said; "and
by the way, here is your pocket-book
lying on the table. You musn't forget
that. You can't catch trout without
bait, you know." Philadelphia fall.
CHATHAM CO., N. C
1 rithSlllESTS AT lUNSEK.
The Vt'liltP Home Mi tvnnl llrarrllilnat
the Tnhlr llntilla at ISii.te". loirllclil
I had an interesting chat, writes a
Washington correspondent, with Mr.
Crump, steward of the White House
under Hayes and tlartield. Said he : !
"The position of 'ward of the White .
House pns$l,r( a year, and it was( i
under Hayes, a very nice position.
The steward has the full charge of the
White House. He is responsible for ;
everything. Ho must see about the ;
table, nttclid to the catering and keep ;
the servants am! the house in order. '
When llaveiii d tiarlield were at its
head the position was easier than now.
on account of the good hours they
kept. Ka-h of them had his last meal j
over by i! o'clock, or a little later, and
we got through dish-washing by s, so
that the men could go away. f;
course, I refer to ordinary days when :
there were no .stale dinners. Mr. Ar-
thur has his dinner between S and '. :
o'clock, ami his friends often sit nt tho
table until 12 and l o'clock. The hours ,
are all changed now. !
"Pro.--ident (iarfield was very plain 1
in his diet. lie came into the White
House with dyspepsia, and he was
doctoring all the time up until he was
shot, lie ate no rich food and was
particular about his hours, lie had
breakfast at s; :0 in the morning, when
ho would eat a good beefsteak and j
some baked potatoes with cream poured j
over them. This was a favorite dish i
of (iarlic Id's, and it was one which he !
lite when he could eat nothing else. It j
is delicious, and far surpasses baked ,
potatoes and good butter. Then Car-:
field was also fond of a little nice :
bacon fried to a crisp, and this with a '
few side dishes made up his breakfast- ;
Dinner he ate at 3 p. in., and this meal ,
was much the same as his breakfast, j
He always had his beefsteak, and '
neither he nor Mrs. (iarfield were big '
eaters. About 7 o'clock he had tea ;
and this was a very light meal also, ;
There was generally some one present 1
to dine with the family, but there was 1
no wine in the White Hi-use during j
the d'arlield administration.'' ;
"Tell us something ab nit Hayes."
there was wine used at only one din- ;
ner, and that was at the one given to
theCrand liike Alexis During their
family meals there was never wine on
the table nor was there any at the ;
state dinners. The Hayes family were j
good livers, and they were also grca ;
entertainers. During the last three -months
of Hayes' term there was an j
average of thirty-seven at each dinner,
and he always had it house full of j
"It costs a good ileal to run the j
White House, I can tell you, and Ar-
thurwiil have to have a great many;
things sent in by the neighbors if he
carries much of his salary away. Hayi s j
had a number of friends, such as Major
McKinley of Ohio and others, who had
a standing invitation to be present at ,
his family dinner. He never set the 1
tables for less than fourteen, and they j
w ere generally full. So you want to' !
know what Hayes ate?" continued Mr. !
Crump. "Well, his hours were break- j
fast at s or half-past s. lunch at 1. and j
dinner at t. He was a great lover of j
oatmeal and grits, and we always had I
these on the table as a part of the j
breakfast. Then, we would have fruit I
j in the season, good steak or mutton
chops, buckwheat or corn cakes."
'Was Hayes much of a candy eater?"
"What?" replied the steward; "why.
sir, he had a ' weeter tooth than any
child in America. All of the family
are very fond of candy, and we always
had it on the dinner-table. It was of
the assorted kinds, and it w as eaten of
liberally. Mr. Hayes did not like pork.
He said he had had enough of it in the
aru.y to do him a life-time. Mr. Hayes
was a pleasant man to work for, and
Mis. Hayes was one of the kindest
ladies the White House ever had. 1
kept a list of all the callers upon Mrs.
tiarlield, and some of those who called
upon Mrs. Hayes. At one of Mrs.
(iartleld's receptions Guiteau was
"Js the position of steward a desira
"Not very at this time. The work
is very hard. In addition to the cater
ing and seeing that the house is kept
in order, the steward has to watch the
relic-hunters. It is outrageous how
btrangers will cut and destroy the fur
niture. We often found the carpets
cut after a big reception, and it was a
common thing to see a hole cut out of
a lace curtain. Sometimes the chairs
would be cut, and at one time a piece
large enough to make a cane wan
broken out of a sofa back. In the east
room, just under the mantle, there are
a number of little carved, gilt knobs
which screw into the wood-work, and
at one reception seventeen of them
JUNE 12, 1884.
Water Waves from Earthquakes.
In some South American earth
quakes the wall of watiy raised by the
first shock h is reached the almost in
credible height, nf ;Iilii feet, and suc
cessively smaller walls have rapidly
followed to the shore in a gradual
diminuendo, till at last thu undulations
died away to a mere ripple. Occasion
ally theso big waves have radiated out
ward right across the entire facts of the
Pacific, to be recorded in Japan (ac
cording to Professor Milne) twenty
live houry afterward, at a distance of
nearly '.i.ihM miles from the original
centre uf disturbance not bad time as
ocean travelling goes. The Java wave
not only iilVecled the entire coast of
India, but ran up to Ho .glily h; lf-way
to the ghats of Calcutta, and even
made itself fell in the port of Aden.
It was also noted in South Africa and
at Mauritius. Curiously enough, the
great earthquake of Lisbon produced
no visible eiteet on land in England,
but it jarnd and shook a'.l the rivers,
lakes and canals. s that the water in
thnm oscillated violently for some time
from no visible external reason. Loch
Loiiumd rose and fell two and a half
feet with every wave for Ihe minuies;
Coniston Water dashed itself wildly
about as if it expected it was going to
be mado into a n servoir for the supply
of still infantile Manchester : and the
bargees on the indalming Canal were
only prevented from supposing that a
steam launch bad just passed over the
course by coii4ider.it ions of historical
propriety (highly praiseworthy in men
of their profession!, owing to the fact
that steam launchis themselves had
not yet begun their much objurgated
existence. This curium effect is, i f
course, due to the greater mobility of
liquids, just as a very slight jar which
won Ul not visibly affect the substance
of the table will make the water in tho
finger-glasses rise and fall with a slight
rhythmical moth n. Indeed, it was
similarly notietd at the time of lb"
Lisbon catastrophe that in distant
places where no other effect was pro
duced, chandeliers, and even rows of
tallow candles huugi p in shops, began
to sway to and iro tdowiy, after the
fashion of a pendulum, about tlo time
when the earthquake might be ex
pected to have reached their neighbor
hood. The fact that they were hang
ing freely from above made them
easily susceptil Jo to the slightest
tremor which would not otherwise
have been perceptible. Ardent seis
mologists might improve this hint by
practicing as much as possible upon
the trapeze. ' A 7 Maju:hn.
A New Potato.
Our cultivated potatoes are derived
from Si,?tniii lulu nisnm, and wu havo
new varieties of these by the dozens
every year. The European journals
now announce an entirely new species
of Solanum with edible tubers. Sol
anuin Ohroudi, so named from the
person who di.scot ered it on an unin
habited island at the mouth of the
Kiver La Plata, in south America.
This new potato has been tried at
15 rest, in the north of France, and ap
pears to have qualities which may be
of value when it has been improved
by careful culture. Among others, it
promises to be hardy, and when once
established it remains in the soil from
year to year. It remains to be seen if
this is a desirable property. Think of
a potato becoming a weed, and forcing
its tubers upon us whether we wish
them or not! The dwarf habit of tho
vine, not exceeding a foot in height;
its freedom from disease.and its hardi
ness, all make it worthy of being
thoroughly tested. On the other hand,
the difficulty of rooting it out when
once planted will make our planters
cautious of it, should it be introduced
Keuilinp; An Hour a Day.
There was a lad who, at 14. was
an apprentice to a soap boiler. One of
his resolutions was to read an hour a
day. or at least at that rate, and he
timet I himself by an old silver watch.
fteft him by his uncle. He staved
seven years with his master, and when
he was '-1 he knew as much as the
young squire. Now let us see how
much time he had to read in set en
years, at the race of one hour each day.
It w otil I be 2,r.r5 hours, which at the
rate of eight reading hours per day,
would be equal to .'U0 days; equal to
forty-five weeks; equal to eleven
months nearly a year's reading.
That time spent in treasuring up use
ful knowledge would pile up a vert
large store. I am .sure it is worth try
ing dor. Ilegit now. Io what you
can. In alter years you will look
back upon the task as the most
pleasant and profitable you ever per
The Methodists have grown from
Ki.tNlit members in 17H1 to ''UW.820 at
tho present time. Their centennial
celebration will occur next fall.
UNCLE SAM'S MANY HOOKS. J
The I nliii roller! Ion of llok mill
!nvMali r III tVuHlliiiKloo.
The movement to have a separate:
building put up in Washington for tht
exclusive use uf the Congressional Li
brary w hich is then to he railed the
National Library is gaining strength
each year among the congressmen, and
the authorization nf tho construction
of the building is only a question of
time. A correspondent of the l.uitis
rili i 'mu ll v-hiiy i ii't gives some inter
esting facts about the condition of its
Tlit present library, including the
law library, ha-i shelf-room for only
;l iO,ihn) volumes. Hut it is not only
because it is insufficient to accommo
date the hooks, but because thespace
now given to them is imperatively
needed by both houses of congress for
eominittee-i'ooms, thntnany congress,
men formerly opposed to letting the
collection go outside the cupitiil, now
favor the plan for a separate struc
ture. Seventy thousand books could
be left in (lie center of the present li
brary where there is shelf-room for
that number, and the two wings, each
of which is four stories in height,
could be converted int between fif
teen and twenty coiiiinittee-rooins of
ample size for the purpose.
There were in 1S twelve libraries
in Europe out numbering the library of
congress in the b oks up m its shelves,
yet the growth of our national library
has been so rapid as to have twice
doubled the ntiluercial extent of the
collection in fifteen years. The Host on
public library alone among American
collections approximates it in size, and
even a little exceeds it, if we count the
books contained in its blanches in the
suburbsof Hn-ilon. which, however, are
duplicates of the parent collection. It
may bo said of tho library of congress
that in the main its stores havo been
selected with a view- to the highest
utility, and with some general unity
In addition to the books it is deem
ed necessary to purchase annually, and
those which come totliclibrary through
the i-i-!i,i!i' system of tin- Smithso
nian InsCtulion. the average number
of copyright is not far from i2.",. i-n per
annum, yielding a revenue in copy
right fees of 'inl't. As two copies
of each publication are required to be
deposited in tue library as a condition
of perfecting copyright, the annual re
ceipts under this le a 1 amount to 41,
i Mi' articles. Of this largo number, of
course one-hull' are duplicates, while a
very largo snare ar. not books, but
musical coi'ipo.-iiiniis, engravings,
ehrounx. photographs prints, maps,
dramatic compositions and periodicals,
I!y the const ant deposit of copyright
engravings, photographs, wood-cuts,
eliromos and other objects of art, the
library uiut in time accumulate a
large and attractive gallery of the line'
arts, richly wertny of attention as
represi ntiug the conditi n and prog
ress of the arts of design at different
periods in the I'nile.l States.
Leaders and publishers of newspa
pers will be interested to know that
the National Library possesses over
'.if hl volumes of h.iun. I newspapers,
among which are some of the rarest
ami most important tiles, both of tho
old and the new world. It has among
others a complete set of the Lom'on
(iiKitti tseini-wei l.lv i, from the lirst
issue of that oi'iieial journal in lnt'io to
the present year - the only set in the
I'nitetl states. The London ',;
Tiims is complete fiom 1 Ti I to date.
The )f'U)t'ir l'n''r i:, so long the of
ficial journal of France is without
break from its o:licial iiuuiber in 17'.':i
to the time of the French Kepublie,
IS"' 1-71. when it was succeeded by the
Juiinml iiOi. i'i.'. The .hmnnrl
-huts is also com lete from the first in
17S'.' to date, and still continued. In
Cierman is the set of the . I ni' iw
lliitmi:, published at Augsburg, from
17'.Stn 11, the best news journal, in
many respects, published tin the conti
nent Among important American papers
there are complete sets of the New
York '' niiij I'nst, from its founda
tion in 1'U to date; the Sutiuiiiil In
tilliji ni i -, from lS'itfto its discontinu
ance in lS('i'.; the Charleston f'mtii. r
(the olliee copy of the paper), from
1S0;J to ilate;lhe Savannah l! jiuhlhitn,
from 1S(7; tho New York Tinf.i,
World, Trihinif, etc., complete from
their origin, and a large share of tho
most important papers in ea-h state,
especially complete for the past ten
The files of certain rare newspapers
long kept in the I'nitetl States State
Department, were within two years
turned over to tho Congressional
Library, and because there was no
room elsewhere for them, they are now
stored in cellar-like vaults in the s-ili-terranean
parts of tho capitol building,
where thev are almost inaccessible.
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l ooks stibliv and Innocent.
lilii-hcs like a start led thing:
Who would think it knew the wliola
l 'I tho scen ts of Ihc spring'.1
Icc it- rosy car laid low,
Ihiikiiiii, harking, nt till Kionnd,
.Net or ini-scd a syllnhle
I if tlic .-liliu st stir or sound.
I llilcklcil often in il leaves,
Ihiiikiii' how the world would wait;
Scan hin t ainli for a flower.
Wi.m'ciiii- wlit the spring was late.
iiiiici -c. ii'U. too, it knows,
JSiciet. lii-pcrcd o'ci its head;
I'lclciiicatfi its snowy veil
nit llic-e sccrcl- turn it red.
hi-pcr on. jrhid tfhl nnd hots!
Scaled I lie l'lni;i'allt ro-V Wl'll-
Von and pl in:. no- .-ale alike.
oer iii, nil. i. tn- tells'
-llilni Html, in .Mimic Monlbhj.
finod advice for the better better
"I herd," is the way the cow-boy
begins his conversation.
Ileware of dried apples. They love
not wisely but to swell.
The early fisherman beats the early
bird in getting the w orm.
The piano is the most moral of in-titruinents-
being grand, upright and
"This is a suggestion of spring,'
said the rat u hen the trap closed upon
Who killed the greatest number of
chickens? Hamlet's uncle ditl. "Mur
der most, foul."
What is it that ymi like about that
girl?" aski d one young man of another.
"My arm." was the brief reply.
"W hat is laughter?" asks a scientist.
It is the sound you hear when your
hat blows oil.
A young lady called her beau 'Honey
suckle," because he is always hanging
over the front tailing.
A convent ion of barbers was broken
,ii because one man --aid he had a
"azorbition he desired to oiler.
It is a'.l f illy to say love is blind. A
felb-w in love is very quick to detect
if his girl snolfs at the other chap.
A correspondent of a fashion paper
asks. "Wh it shall 1 get for moths?"
We should im' gel anything, 'nut if the
correspondent i fond of the moths a
very acceptable present would be a
THE FAMILY IMIYslCIAX.
Never wash in warm water before
.mt in the cold air. Such a practice
will roughen the skin. Warm water
should be used only before retiring.
To keep in good, sound health, onn
must lake fi certain amount of exer
cise. Exercising one p:irt of the hoi'y
and not another in the same degree, is
Coarse brown paper soaked in vine
gar and pl-i 'ell on the forehead is good
for a sick headache. If the eyelids
are gently bathed in cool water the
pain iu the head is generally allevia
Never wash the feet in warm water,
except just before retiring. Cold wa
ter, with a lit tit! ammonia or salt
dropped iu. is much plcasanter anil
Making s ia is one of the best know n
remedies for burns and scalds. It
should be immediately applied, either
wet or dry. It almost instantly re
lieves the burning sensation and helps
P.athe weak eyes daily in salt water;
not sail enough to cause a smarting
sensation. Nothing is more strength
ening, says an exchange, ami we know
stteial pel's, ins w ho, after using this
simple tonic for a few weeks, had put
aside the spectacles they had used for
years, and did not n s line them, con
tinuing, of course, the often-repeated
daily use of salt water. Never force
your eyesight to read or w ork in insuf
ficient or too broad light. Heading
with the sun upon one's book is very
injurious to the eyes.
Brigandage is fast dying out in Mex
ico, thanks to the civilization which
always follows in tho wake of the loco
motive; but in the city of Mexico itself
a band of robbers, known as "The
Stranglers," are still in full security of
their powers. These midnight mur
derers envelop their victim in their
cloak, stifle his cries in its folds, and
murder and rob him. I'ntil recently
thy had a female decoy, who lived at
the best hotels, and who would, in sntnn
way, get the intended victim to follow
her until she reached the spot selected
for his tlestrut tioti, when alow whistle
would bring a doen brigands from
their hitling place. The womtn was
raptured a short time ago, and is now
i in jail, but all efforts to break up the
j murderous gang have so far proved un-availinK.