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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, JUNE 19, 1884.
Baking, stewing mkI hrctviiig.
Rousting, frying 1111 1 hailing.
Sweeping, dusiing un 1 cleaning,
Washing, smirching ami ir'ning,
Hipping, tinning and mending,
Culling, basting anil stili-hing,
Muking tlio olil like nenv;
Shoe-strings to lne.
I "lICCS t'l llllsll.
Jlnltons to sew,
Anil tli" liko ef such;
Stm-kings to Jam
Wliili' tiie rhil hen pl
Sli.i to tell,
Tc-uk viio away,
Makiir.; I licm liappy
'lite livelong il 1 ;
Ct is ever thin from morn till night!
Abu favs tli.it a in ihei'H work is lyht ?
At ev-mng. lour
l.itllc lornn in white;
l'r.iyrrsiill r f 1,
All I III" last good-nig .
Tilckin tln-in sift
In i- I' ll i wi,y b J,
Silfiil If asking.
O'er f . !i head.
Thai I'll' 'lr if Klllier
In heaven h ill k"t-p
Salt- all in v it 1 1 !iu,;i,
Aii iKi' or n-li'c,!.
'llii'ii I llmik 1 1 in . Ma.l ige true ever nil prove-.
It is ea to I i!i ir lor tin e t!i u u Imo."
All me' dear me' I ofti-n say,
A- I hang l iv I'l'ii' ! I imi'Iich away,
An I till' tear .hup. Mali,
Vi lli c my Imr l' iii' I h, an
A li - fir tiiv -iiidi--r ac.os tiio way,
Where, oh whc.e are
Hit nestlings flown.'
Ail. ail an' g-ne,
Save one ah-tlc!
I 'ol lc I i lt.-it- g iinici.ts
Witn I. -I'd li-' i- ip',
I ' li: -II I til:' pil'o.y
All 1 at'iiiit the chaii ;
N.i ribbon-, lo lii',
No la - to iia-h,
No hair ii I ai 1 1 j
Nti iu-r:i oj
To li.i-h .n o i-i--l ;
liu-l g ivt- l!;--m,
III- took tiirlll.
All I lie kniwclli be-t ;
Bal ah, Ihi" In-art ling iMi! t lie tears the fall!
This mother's work is the hardest i f all!
I'm! uttlpUct Sun I J 'j (public.
"Oh, this dull round of small 1 tit it's
bow tired I am of them all. How I wislt
Nome grand mi-siou in life would emtio
Jennie Or.son, thejiretty little school
mistress, leaned her chin up n her
hand as she mined in the above man
ner, and gaz-.l out over lite gray spring
lields, whose dr. ary ploughed furrows
were thrusting their rargel faces up
through the rani 11 v disappearing snow
drifts. "Why, hnw the snow has gone w
lay," she a hied meiitally.as the chunked
nppearanee of thu lields struck her eye.
It was tho lust day of March, and all
winter 1 mg tho snow had be.-n heaped
in miniature niounlain ranges by the.
roadsides, and on the lields and
meadows. During the hut week, warm
weather had set in, makintr rapid in
roads upon snow an I iee.
The children came running under tho
window where Jennie stood, playing at
"Round tho House:" Then they
(locked oil together toward the brook
that rippled by the school-house, a few
rods distant. Jennie watched thoni
absently. Her mind was not upon her
d ttio.s that day. Her plodding round
in a country school-room seemed very
lull and mean to her. She sighed for
suite great and lofty mission.
If 1 could do s uite one great act,
heroic and noble," she said to herself,
"I would be willing to die then. What
is life worth if we must plod on forever
like this? 1 am no more than an tint,
or a spider, or a squirrel, with the life 1
live! How gladly would I give up tho
monotony of years of this routine for
one hour of sacrifice, heroism, and then
How she hate 1 her homely life as she
looked back over its nineteen unevent
ful years. She had always lived in this
dull country place, ever since she was a
wee child and her parents had emigrated
to the West. She had received her ed
ucation in this same little school-house,
attended divine service there also as
the place boaste I no church edifice
and her only knowledge of the world
beyond was obtained by a yearly visit
to the city, fifty miles distant, where
t he family supplies were purchased, and
from a few books and newspapers
Now she was very tired of it all
tired of her dull past, her duller pres.
ent, her doubtlessly dull future. Even
the thought of her fond, true lover,
Jack Kellog, who was building the
house where she win to reign mistress,
annoyed her to-day. How poor and
monotonous life stretched before her.
How much better to perform some one
grand act and die, than to live on to
old age in this dreary fashion. It was
a very romantic girl who stoo I there
in the little school-room dreaming her
discontented dreams, you sec.
Suddenly she saw by the noon mark
that it wa time to rail in her scholars.
She had no bell for this was ia the
early days of Wisconsin h story, before
the railroads had spread their great
iron spider webs all over the state, and
Jennie's seh h1 was conducted on a
very primitive plan. She took the
great ruler, with which sh indicted
punishment on tho palm of unruly
boys, and rapped loudly on the window.
Then she sat down and waited for the
pupils to come trooping in; not with
the regulation and order which governs
school-rooms in these days, but belter,
skelter, hurry, skurry, laughing, push
ing each other and playing "tag" to
their very benches.
"(, teacher, tho creek is getting
awful high," said Tommy Smith, ai he
plunged into his seat. And Jennie did
not correct him for the improper use
of "awful," which proved to be moro
appropriate in this .case than teacher
or pupil supposed.
"1 suppose the snows are all melting
and running into it," she answered, ab-
sently, as she took her place at her
desk, and by another lap of tho ruler
indicated that the afternoon session of t now shone upon her like tho depart
school was now in i-rder. ! ing shores of some lost paradise. Oh.
Then she ran her eve over the" room . to w his dear eyes smiling fondly
to see tint no pupils wete missing.
"Where is Tod llrown," she asked,
"1 do not see him h. reV1"
Tod was the smallest child in the
school; a little boy s -ar ely ."i years ol 1,
who win plac 'd in !rr charge not so
much to le.trn his primer, :u t keep
him out of his mother's way. She was
burdi'itel with two smaller than he be-
sides a babe in the era He,
"I left Tod down by the creek," an
swered Tommy smitli, "play-in' throw
pebbles into the Witter. I told him
school was i al!e I."
"You should have brought him along,
Tod is only a chil l," ,le nnie said re-
provingly. "I'ut go and bring him
now; sind hurry, for ynir leson in
arithmetic comes on directly."
Tommy came ba le in a brief space
of time, whit - and frightened.
"Tod is stunnin' on a stone and
ervin', and the water's all 'round him,"
he said, "I c uildn't get m-arhim at all."
The whole school ros ea tn.isse, and ',
Jennie at the head of th small army
led on to the riseue of To I. '
Yes, there he stood on a stone whi -li
a little time In-fore had been mi the
shore, but now, a'as! was in the midst
of the rapidly swelling stream, beyond i
the reach of anyone in that little group. ;
"Mamma! mamma!"' he called in
piteous tones, iinne aid take To 1. ;
To I is 'i'raid. Come, mamma, come!"
Jennie looked os er her little lloek of
pupils who crow led about her. Not
one of thein was l.rg" enough to wade
out and rescue Tii I. Thei iih-boy in
her school who might safely have at
tempted this, had remained at home
that dav to assist his father.
The water was lising higher every j "f jackets or no jackets, should potatoes
moment. What was to be done, must ho peeled before rooking, or should
bo done ipiickiy. or the angry waves i ""'J' hoWvd in their jackets? 1 say
would seize poor little Tod, and sweep j "nst decidedly in jackets, and will
him awity down the swelling stream, j state my reasons. From 5J to 5'" per
"John," cried Jennie, speaking to '' of the above-stated saline cotisti
the largest boy in th- lloek, "you stand i tuents of the potato is potash, and
hero o.i the bank, while i wado out to . potash is an important constituent of
Tod. 1 shall want you to t.-.ke him 1 Wood- so important that in Norway,
from my arms as soon us I have him j where scurvy once prevailed very seri
safe. Some of the larger irls must j ously. it has been banished since the
h ild fast to your coat, so that you do
not fall into tho .stream."
Then Jennie drew her skirts close
about her slight figure and plunged
biavcly intj tho cold waters, sinking
almost to her waist, at the first step.
Slowly, slowly, she made her way
toward the crying child, the waves
rushing up higher over his feet every
The little f.uck on the shore huddled
together like frightened lambs, watch,
ing their teacher with wide, distended
eyes, and sobbing out their fear and ter
ror, as bho slowly forced her way
against the waves.
Another effort, another plunge, anil
she had him in her arms. Then she j
tried to make her way back to shore,
but tho waters were growing more
furious every moment, as if angered at
tho loss of their lirev. Thev almost
swept her from lier feet-they liashcd j
above her shoulder, ami her little bur- i
den screamed and struggled with ter-
ror, making her task tenfold nior-ditli-
"Just another step, teacher, and I'll I
catch hold of him," cried John from the
shore, reaching out almost his whole
length over the waters, while two sob
bing girls held fast to the skirts of his
It was an exciting scene, a wild mo.
ment of suspense. Jennie's face was
white as chit,eled marble; herlong.black
hair had fallen from its fastenings and
floated back over the billows like a dark
mantle; her eyes were large with fear,
her mouth drawn with pain, and her
slender form swayed as if her strength
were will nigh exhausted.
With one last mighty effort she laid
her burden in Johns outstretched arms.
Tod was saved!
A wild shout of joy and triumph rose
rom the excited band on shcre, aad i
they Hocked about the prostrate foru
of the almost inanimate child.
Just then a great wave sw'ept dowi
upon Jennie, lifted her fioni her feet
just as she was about to grasp the shore
and bore her rapidly down the strean
like a light piece of drift-wood.
As she was whirled away the wholi
events of her past life rose before her
that life which only an hour before h:u
seemed so poor, and mean, and dull ti
her. Ah, now how precious and bright
--and beautiful it became! she re
membered her rash wish, that she might
bo given some one heroic art to per
form and then die. That act had been
granted her, almost instantly, a-td sin
had performed it heroically. Hut now
must she carry out tint remainder ol
her thought, and die! h, death was s:
dark so cold: the unknown seemed so
terrible; she was so young, and life wa-
She thou ht of Jack, her lover, and
! the half-completed house. Life with
, him there, that an hour before bal
. seemed a dreary, monotonous waste,
upon lu r. once more to hear his voice:
i life, youth, love, how precious they
; all were.
: Then all grew blank. "Jack, Jack,
I am so col I. O, (io I! save me pity
' forgive," she cried, and then sank
t away into unconsciousness,
t Two tulles below the school-house
they found her tossed on shore with a
mass of drift-wood. (Juite dead they
pronounced her it! first, and the old vil
pige doctor eoniirined the assertion.
Mut Jack Kellog would not listen to
any of them. "She is nut dead," he
cried. "How dare you tell me such a
cruel thing. She is alive, and will look
; up and smile in my face before the
j day passes."
They shook their heads and thought
1 the poor boy had gone mad, as he set
I t Wlrk over her. Jiul they all lent a
helping hand, and every restorative
'known to them was applied to the
pallid figure of the young girl.
It was hours before they saw any
signs of returning life. Tin n she drew
a deep, ipiivering sigh, opened her eyes,
and smiled, even as Jack had said sho
would, into his loving face bent anx
iously above lu r.
"Is this heaven y sho asked in a
whisper. "1 thought I died:"
"Von went out clear, to the very
threshold of death," Jack answered as
he. clasped her in Ins arms, "but love
; was strong enough to bring you back
dear."--.7o7 H'i-ih r.
rotables in their Jackets.
W. Mattieu Williams, in J'npn!ir
Sii'i.nce 3lmt lit ;i, says; I must hero
I throw myself into the great controversy
introduction of the potato, and, ac
cording to Lang and other good au
thorities, it is owing to tho use of this
vegetable by a people who formerly
were insufficiently supplied with saline
Potash s;dts are freely soluble in
wider, and I find that the -water in
which potatoes have been boiled con
tains potash, as may be proved by boil
ing it down to concentrate, then filter,
ing and adding the usual potato test,
It is evident that the skin of the
potato must resist this passage of the
potash into the water, though it may ;
not fully prevent it. The bursting of
the skin only occurs at piite the latter j
siage or me couKery. ine greatest ;
practical authorities tin the potato, :
Irishmen, appearjto be unanimous. I :
do not remember to have seen a pre, '
peeled potato in Ireland. I find that ,
I can at once detect by the difference
of flavor whether a potato has been !
boiled with or without its jacket, itnd
this difference is evidently saline.
Levity willi Letter.
Out of print the letter II.
Greatly in demand the letter D.
Always in debt ami disgrace the
Never out of oflieo the letter I.
Always first ami last in the river
the letter It.
Frequently late l", for it frequent
ly comes after T.
Good for naught the letter O.
Always in use the letter t".
The most welcome letter of all th
one with an N in it.
Always away from home V and 1.
Forever in bed E.
Always cross X.
Alwavs in drink, but never intoxi
cated K. Chivyt Sun
m ilium: vs toi.uux.
A l'ot)llh llllle 1.
Thero is u i'lh- man
Who mig'.l l.e i i i ivise.
If li-ill' the Urn the M ipiil tear
Were not in !io!h h -ye-.
There is n I i t r i - - man
Who lllijll lie liM-i Mltillg,
Ifh tlf the time lie -i I not f i t
Lest thing- Here Mitin wrung.
Therein nli:Ufii i n
Who mig'it In- . Iri:'i .
If half ;ht' (iiiK- In- it: I i i t gh i
'lilt- sllll.-ll.n-- .Mil lit ill .
-'. .Si .in Vo-inj P.u'te.
A lurrr Ileal Itiitr.
It had rained many days and nights.
The little brooks had become broad
creeks. The i-reeks ha l turned into
rivers. And the river! nobody could
tell what that wi-.o I be. Hut every,
body wits very mi. ii afraid it ,;; 1
overtlow its banks.
Every day Martha looked fr-m
the window in (he wood-house i li.tiub; t
and saw the river rising rising.
"It is coming the w ater i surely
coining some uav," she said.
"It wili be hereto-night." said Fnl. rather than stand the exp "iisei.f a law
one day: and he sent his cattle at. I , s11'1- Some time afterward he fell mi
sheep to the high lands, an 1 got a boa', a l,a'l -sl"'t '" ' Indianapolis 1 1ml. i
and fastened it to a tree in the yard. pavement, again bn aking his le:-, and
"Now," said he to Martini and little ,!u' ' ''J' compromised for a r- sj-eeta'de
Maggie, "you ran go to bed and I will consideration rather than stand a suit
watch. If the water comes, we WiU ! which seemed certain to go against
take to the boat." them. In 1 -1 he came to l.i a !v;ll".
Frilz was tired and fell asleep t o. Ml down, broke the mil-li smIT.t-
ward morning. lie wa awalvnel by : 1 '.-an'' ""'
a thump -thump against tho hou,e. 'wafting of his crook- dries bail reach
He opene 1 the diior: tie- v;tti-r li:t 1 wl ti,,f '"'iiiir'tt' it r.iniii, atj.l itnnploy
como. It was washing over the porch, j 1,1 detectives to look up the man's
The boat was initial mid beat intr .no-Mint record. Their investigations show-d
the house, lie woke Martha and Mag
gie, and they got into the boat as
quickly a they conl I, with a basket of
food an 1 some clothes. Then Fritz
took the oars and rowe 1 oil' over the
tops of the li ies and hollvhocks.
When tlie sun came up they were
floating over a wheat lit Id. Thev
opened their basket am! ate breakfast.
A big hays-;tek tloatel by. and a little
brown bird perched i.ihui it. He liew
to Magirie's shoulder and she fed him
withcruinbs. Many boats full of peo
ple were ill sight. Hut here comes
something that i-n't a boat.
It was a raft, of eirtii, with three
strange fellow travelers a wolf, a fox
ami a rabbit.
"I should think the rabbit would bo
afraid the wolf would cat him,'' aid
"The wolf won't hurt him,"
replied Fritz. "He i.s too much afraid
himself. Fear makes wild beasts
They rowed tD the high lands, and
thc-o tie y staid until the waters went
down, and they e. mid go back to their
hollies. l.ltlli .'I'll i n ! 'm:in.
A I'l l Mt'lll.
Tame seals are frcpiently met with
In Shetland. On one occasion, my
terrier, (! rip, was the cause of a sud
den commotion in a drawing-room by
nibbling iit tin- flippers of a tame seal
which he discovered ah; -p in a dark
corner. Finding her paddles iiiterfcr
with, Phoea rusiie 1 upon the offender,
who first took r-fuge under my chair,
and then lied from tho apartment.
when Ph n-a scuttled at once back to
her corner. The lair 1 took me to the
beach where I saw the seal take her
bath. She is a '. l"rt!', or great
-cal. and was capunvd by it cotter far
mer, a tenant of I lie laird's, who found
her on the beach of a retired creek-
The young of the great seal do not i.g i'r tlie city to cmne Miuite. in
take to the water until several weeks 'dislocations of the hip he is said to be
liter their birth, and are therefore ' pr'-at. and his evident agony is guaran
casily captured if discovered. Their teed to move the bar Ies; heartel of
hiding-places arc always well chosen.
The specimen just mentioned is found
on the rockv beach of a little er. ck
walled in bv cliffs and otherwise se
cured from observation by mass,
rock. The vigilant female was
n shore, an I after a long, astonished
, tare iit the two men who were en-
gaged in tying the flippers of the baby
she plunged into the water t fetch
her mat--. Ho'.h were s ,m on the
spot, wailing and howling while the
flippers of the voting one were being
tied. They swam after the boat in
which it was placed an I might bave
easilv been shot. The vming seal bc-
came a great pet. After refusing
food for several days, he ma le a meal
of milk, ami then another of lish. lie wau
leddaiiv t.ithe sea with arot.e attached
to a fliimer. One dav the mm- .slipped
oIT and he found himself free, with
the trackless ocean all brfAre him ami
the companionship of bis kind no
doubt within a mile. He immediately
began to dive anil tumble, and cent in
( tied doing so until the coaxing voice of
Ins keeper brought him rushing up to
the beach, when he llrst lav down at
his friend's feet, and then followed
him home like a dog. He was a most
affectionate creature, ami when tfiis
same friend left him fo" a few days,
he refused bis food and pined until
his return, giving him a most demon
strative welcome on his airival. His
end w us an untimely one. At eleven
months old, suffering from imped'd
digestion, he refused food for twenty
eight !ays, w hen he died of xh;ri- 1
' A VIA I LI.VU Sll AHI'KK.
I A man Who Miikt a l.lvfiiic Out nl
llri-nkiuit Ills l.eic.
Of all the means of gaining a liveli
nood in the world, says the Kan as
City Ht'ir, tliat ot an individual who
was in the city a day or two ago i
probably entitled to the champion
ship. The name be was lust known
' t-j fame as traveling under was John
I.. Wells, and he attracted the atten-
i tion of a siiir reporter, who knew his
peculiar history. Wells is a profession
al cripple, not of tin; variety who wear
a placard and hold a hat in their laps
at corners, but a more enterprising
' per-on altogether, who makes a good
living 1-1 1-siti'king corporation!! and
1 eities. lie fir-t attracted attention in
i'l'troit, Muh., where a number ef
years ago he brought suit against a lo
cal railroad for damages sustained in
being ejected from the t rain, resulting,
he claimed, in the breaking of his leg.
The ease seemed to be all straight, and
the company compromised for 2u 'i'
that he hud, in
ift'ercnt parts of the
country, broken bis leg about twelve
.lili't-reiit times, tlislo'-ute.l his hip
?igfit times, and hurt bis spine twice,
for all of hieii be ruelved valuable
.oti.siiIer.it ions, llowevi r, there was
! :i,thing In
ies this to invalidate bis
tlt'-y gave him to
Leaving L' a Iville h- , ent t Colo
rado springs, Coi.. v here he promptly
Hinted tip it defective spot mi one of
:he p ivcinents, a:,il sustained a com
.ituiiid fracture of the right I'-g below
'he knee. Ills fame, however, had
iieceded him, and a vigilance commit
:ee called to interview him upon tin
natter an 1 anoint him with tar and
'ealhers. whereupon he leaped out a 1
window and took to the tail timber on !
lis maimed member. lie was no!
leant fr.-in again until tlie papers of
m inn iti, !iio, a little less than two
.ears ago. contained an account of one
I. 11. Welis falling in an open scuttle-
mle on Vine .-tr
an I sustaining a
ruel fracture of his leg. Shortly al
ert!. e court pro ee lings published in
luded refei-.-ue- to a suit entitled
tVest vs. the eitv of Cincinnati, and
laiming $ 10,1'ihi damages.
Again his !
icculiur history was ventilated
igain he made so good a slmwin
spite the obvious fact that he wa?
windier, that the eitv w.n "hid
'oiuproniise upon the basis of -imi. if
h- has practiced his p.-culiar prol'cs
tion since, he h;ts not been beard from
n this s'-ction of the country, b it his
'oo.l clothes and well-fed look con-
I'ryed the impre
t h it there was
nore or less . suffering am
' Wells i ii perfect martyr in his
' :-ause, and will lay patiently on a swel
tering suuiii!""" day with his leg envel
' ipctl in planter of parte bandage., walt-
I'oiniiiittivu'cii. Wells lias it rattier
attractive little wife, who bib s him
',ut materially in his business, and
en the rageed
of st irv at i n on account of the acci
dent. Taking a I in all, it is doubt fill
if th" t'te.intiy contain another pair of
such unique and clever sharpers.
Coffee drinking i; a grave matter
with a Mohammedan, and he takes his
pleasure sadly, writes a correspondent
of the sa;i I'ra-.ni -co i lu-,uhJ.- from
Constantinople II will sit for hoars
without speaking a word, an I, in gen
eral, it is easier to get a Missourian
down off of a fence than to wake a
Turk on such occasions into animation-
A (,".s-r n-h. perhaps, will fetch him
M"'' ,;er iban anything elsi
Hut he is
subject to such sud It-ii and immediate
relapses that the do ;s are losing inter
est, and will not light without personal
provocation. They are a blessing to
the Turks, these dogs. They are not
only useful to them as scavengers for
their cities, but atTord ihein their
gn iitest amusement, and supply by
their pnseucc. a constant object for
religious vetiiT.it ion, for thev do vent-rate
them. If ii Mohammedan gets
very drunk ami wants to run anim k,
and is itfraid t go out and kill a man
for fear of the iil ter c 'iise.pi.'tice, when
be gets t-i feeling real nice and inur.
dermis he take his knife and stick it
recklessly into the first dog he meets;
if he is real murderous lie kills two,
and so great is tho respect for the
canines that he gets more reputation
as a "ba l man" out of this pro -ceding
than if he had killed four or live lucre
Mohammedans. A pasha ranks near
ly up to a dog in piint of secular re
spect, but the dig bolls over him in
religious sanctity. "I'll" dog has the
right of way in the public streets, and
I have se.-u a heavy pa- k train turn
iiside for i 'lie lying asleep mi the
cobbles. Sotully assure 1 are they of
their social jiosili in that they have lo:
the sensitiveness one expects from the
race in civilization, ('in- day in the
lish market a greasy, yellow follow
walked into a stall and select. d a good
size I lish whin- the ven It-r's back was
tinned, hauled it down and began lick
ing it preparatory to inaing amc.il.
A Turk never allow.! his religion to
drop into matters of loss and gain, and
the owner of the lish :-ueriligious!y
interfered with a club. A civilize!
dog would have taken the hint and
departed, but this canine saint had too
much respect for his rich. le lying
on his sanctity, at the lirs- blow be
s;tt down mi ilie pavement by the lish
and lift-d tip his voice to beiVetl in a
howl. He shivered and s-piirtui-d and
wrinkle I his skin as the blows grew
ni"re persuasive, but it was some niin
utes before he was coiivim i d that the
atlair was not a i"kc:a;id that he really
i was li- t wanted. It is the foreigners
j wlr abuse tii mi most. It is hard for
a ( hristian not to kick it doir when it
i takes up th-' r :i l an I ma'ies no effort
, to ejve room. H it tiiev return trood
for eil. and, at th..' m -si, do little
mure t'i, in le-wl. Tiny never move
certainly. I kicked one t'i it was sit
ting on th'1 p.tve'.il -lit vi hard behind
that he ti'.b I ch-nr ov-r an I struck mi
his nose. II did not , ay a y attention
i r make a sound. II '; !-! lilted back
into his ol I po-ition an 1 went mi sun
ning himself without even looking
around. They are ev -n l-n-re impiisshe
than tlie uleiiias. or K 'ran readers.
The I'eiver's Iloiise.
One is usual! ilis.-tppo'nti-d
the first view of ii beaver's house
stead of tin' synuiii-tri -al. r mn I,
trred ilmn we are led to ev; ect from
in st popular a -counts, t'.. ore isse.'i! in-
stead an ir.e'ular pile
with ru-hes. g;:-s. an
-ncs, broad iit
the base as compared with the height,
and of the tine general order of ar
chitecture as the dam. Apparently de
void of system, it resembles nothing no
much as a gigantic crow's n st turne 1
iip-ide down by the b -rd-T of a pond or
stream. And yet, th cigh they niv imt
plastered smoothly, and the interior cs
hibits bat roiiirh walls merely evened
by cutting close the twi-r that project
through the building i th- whole affair
apparently conceived and put together
in a belter--kelter fashion i, they are
very compact, exhibiting both solidity
and firmness, an I are wen adapted to
warmth and protection. Ilach dwel
ling consists of but one apartment, and
this opens by a short incline beneath
the surface of the wat -r into a channel
tire Ige 1 to suHicien! depth to avoid
being blocked by ice in winter. It is
easy to determine whether a dwelling
is in present occupation by the appear
ance of the trails over which the braver
drags his supplies from the wool: by
the freshly-peeled sticks, the bark i f
which has served for food, itnd
which ar-invariably heaped up upon
the boas,- itself: and in winter by the
melting snow mi then .. 1 caused by the
exhalations from the occupants. -I'rjuilur
Nil Need to II-unit.
"I always dread the ri turn of the
season when sea bathing is in iiiUcd
in," said a gentleman. "My family
have had several narrow escapes, and
si 11 they have a pcrfict mania u r the
"Why, there is no need to be afraid."
answered his friend, "if you but retain
your presence of mind. When you
liiid yourself in deep waler you will
sink at first, but if you do not strug
gle, you will cm tiiekly to the sur
fa e again. ' 'n reaching it immediate
ly draw a full breath and throw your
head back. This will have tlie effect
of placing you in a recumbent position
on the surface of the water. Now,
this is the most critical moment lor
those iv ho do not kn-'W what to th
next. Extend your arms at once on a
level with Vi lli-shoulders, with the
palms of your hands downward, and
begin gently pa Idling in the water
with the movement of the wrist only
Extend your legs quietly and slowly in
aline vvithyour b tly. If you raise
oiir arms, yur h- iid or your legs
above the surface of the water Vt-u
will rink, bit: if you have the presence
of mind not to do so and not to strug
gle about, you w ill nev er sink, so long
as you keen paddling gently without
exertion, so voti may float on unti'
you are pi-ked up, or until you a''e
numbed by the cold." -A' f ' York
The S.ime Old Story.
Some ftim-ieM web that fiction weaves
she n ail; lie i.lh tnruel the leaves.
Ami so it happeiieil that, their hands
'Join-In-1 now an 1 then upon the ..amis.
Her shniil was fluttered by the breeze,
An! both e-:ned the folds to sei.e.
And so it l;a,pi-neil that Iheir hands
?o-t onrt! ng i i n upon the sands.
Sh" did not mean ii slmnM bo so,
lint he form it to N't Id's go;
And she forgot to claim bur band,
And linis die sat upon the sand.
The book a- elo-ed the -haul blew wide
An 1 a- lin y sat lliere side by side
J'bci both amoved to fast lock hands;
And ivali, to,-i th'-r o'ta- life's sands.
Seine wivk- p-i ed by. and both acain
Were seated by the sighing inainj
Ai i-' be lal I until Iter's hands,
Alio! her l.i-i- upon the sands.
Croquet is a for lawn game.
The Indian does not wear a feather
head-dress to keep his wigwam.
-Hi iiuty is kin tb ei." remarked the
old beau as be kissed his pretty cousin.
Although Home had right circuses,
neither of them had a calciniiried si
rred eh philili.
What sort of :i little girl will she be
after ymi are married awhile? A little
conjugal, id' course.
One mm i I" g- li .unit her." sings an
Ohio inn t. Yes. that is the great rurso
of this ridi'-id-'its Ainei lean habit of
A patent has eon granted in Wash
ington for a "Inn's best." The only
wonder is that somebody has not got a
parent mi the Icn.
Wii-hiugtoti has .vj.'0n trees along
its st.-ei :s. I'or a i i y named in honor
of a man celebrated for cutting tree
down, this is a go '1 showing.
A baud Kalian brigands rap
tured ;l duke reei ntly and held him for
thirty days. Any American heiress
can do thai, ami hold bun longer.
It takes l.iHHi.iiHi) tons of potatoes to
last C real Hrit.iMi a year. It is time
for some rue rpri-ing II ostmiian to in-li-.-'dU'-e
the I i oi in the ''.rilish Isles-
I.itli.-.l.ie --Lei "s play wv is mar
ried." Littl N :'- -"'- I vvm.'t. It
ain't right." i. ttle .lack "Why ain't
il." Little Nell "Taii-se mamma said
w e musii't quarrel.
A li: He girl, trying to tell her mother
how beautifully :i certain lady could
rill in singing, sai l: "Oh. mamma,
run pnght to hear her gargle she
Iocs .1 so sweetly."
A ready-made rejoinder: He
Veil made a fool of me when 1 mar
ried you, ma'am." she -"Lor! you al
ii ays told me y.ui were a self-made
Housewifery Hiitchrr: -For dul
ler? Yes, ma'am. Nice quarter l
an:b. ma'am." Mrs. Turtledove (a
.ride of tw. i weeks; "Oh, but there
ire only two of us. Hon't you think
ri eighth would doits well?"
-aid the roi.Vi . "N" family jem-li nolle?"
Ni in-." -ai ! I in- leariess l.i-.'i . -'but one
V .-ai :-uii.-!e lie- se-i ing a fortune co-t :
Put 'I,- llcll se.-un-l and e.lllllol be to-t.
I'.ii.-k' hand nil- liie icucl. or el-e ion "b:
-vti.i ll't- !"! l"-r. well flep-i-lv tlaslen eit.
I i-an'l." said I in- l-idy. with -iniling ivpo-c.
tin- i-aibiiiie'.i-'s f ,-t on in v husband's nns
Till: 1 AMM.Y riiv.Mt IA.
spirits of hartshorn will cure ben
stings. If yon have none, try baking
i ivvdcr. Camphor is good.
Carbolic toih-t soap kills the odors of
perspiration. It is also a cure for cuts
ami era' ke.l hands.
Some of th English medical jour
nals have already begun to point out
the great importance of not over-feeding
infants with starchy fools, such
as- bread, farina, gruel, etc.. as the
warm ason approaches. Acionling
to authorities like sir James Paget,
such over-fee ling is a fruitful cause of
tlie largo iulant mortality in warm
weather. The one article nurd neee
sary tolhe life of a child is water.
On rising in the morning til ways
put mi tin- shoes .and stockings j,the
lir t thing. Never walk about in the
bare feet, or taml on oil cloth, Even
in Hie summer time this is dangerous
and unhealthy practice.
I I hie of the best cures for croup, and
; one which i til ways iit hand, is to dip
strips of flannel in very hot water and
th-n bind tightly about the throat.
Ketnove as soon as cold and apply oth
ers. A did in the chest can also bo
cure 1 by laying several thicknesses of
flannel in hot water anil laying it
upon the chest.
t ine of the best and most strength,
riling drinks, as well as a pleasant one
to give to a i :ic; te child, is made by
beating up a t egg in a tumbler with a
liltlestlgar un il it friths, then fill it
with i ich milk and di ink it at once
Th-- iioimdmieiit in the egg and milk
combined sustain the system all day
if i-othirig dse is taken.