North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
l)c l)atl)am Kecorb.
II. V. LONDON,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION,
One copy, one year
Ono copy, ix months .
One copy, three montbi
'.o id Night.
Eight tiroes the cluck Inn- struck ;
'J.'h stars peep out o'erhen I ,
Aeros the n r there oomos
A sonnd of marching trend
n city and rlUttgeand town
he children are pan;; lo bod.
With fool teptswtfl or slow,
W ith in, i B graroor bright,
IJv twee an I three Ihey go,
All robed in gowm ol xv Into ;
And each with a backward id moo
Cull-cheerily nut: "UOod-Uig.lt,
Niv da kor ginMs the sky,
'Hie stars their watches keep;
When uexl the clock -hall -inke
With hollow voice and 'eep,
In city ii n I ilblge anil f.w II
'ihc children will baaalecp.
. Vmrgurti A-:. Joaetsa In Widm Jlwrnk.
A HOT CHASE.
BY AN lOX-KNOINKEK,
A loco notive enginoer ;iiiJ a civil
engineer a :e two very different persons,
fur one has charge of a locomotive
engine, nnil the other has cliurge of,
and controlr, a variety of instruments.
First is ths transit, then the level, the
levelling-ro:l, the Mag, chains axes and
stakes, all in charge of competent men.
An engineering party, to do good work
quickly, shoul 1 consist of at least ten
The chief of the party usually goes
Ahead nnd picks out the route the
i thcrs arc to follow, and often takes a
(lag-pole along with him. Si icking this
'nto the ground, he waves his hand for
the others to "come ahead," and 'he
transit man sets his instrument in that
direction, nud c uhvs the vertical cross
nair in the telescope to cut the pole,
optically, in two,
But l am afraid some readers may
nut know what cross-hairs arc Most
jf you know the principle of a tele,
scope; an object-glass collects a large
number of rays of light and conceit.
lratcslhc.il, and a lens, or a series of
lenses, magnifies them. Thai is the
simple principle, and in a transit, or
level, just where the object-glass forms
the image and the eye-piece magnifies
I, there are two cobwebs so line
hat the unaided eye can hardly see
'hem, stretched across a round brass
ring, at right angles with each other,
me perfectly vertical and ono horizon
tal. The point where I hey cross each
jther is the exact center of the lens.
These are the cross-hairs, and they
'ire on the optical axis of the instrn
incut. With their aid a straight line
can be proloii.el any distance, or in a
level, the difference, in tie vat ion, be
tween two points can be determined to
the thousandth part of a foot, provided
ihe operator and instrument be in goo I
trder, and if the rodman, who holds a
jointed pole graduated to ono one
thousandth of a foot, understands his
To explain the working of an engin
eering "arty would be tedious and un
nteiesting to many, ail as that has
nothing Ji do with m.v story, i will nt
Instead of that, imagine me and my
rodman running a line of levels from a
stream of water to a new railroad, to
see whether there was elevation enough
to force it into the tank, and t lie rest
of the "party" mile3 away, busy at
jomething. That was the very thing
I was doing on" day on the Northern
Pacific Railroad lit was not that rail
road, but it la a handy one to use on
this occasion ).
The stream of water was two miles
away from the new track, and that
morning we had ridden from our board
place, ten miles east, on a little hand
car. The grade there was a descending
one, westward, for a long distance, and
all we had to do, when going in that
direction, was to sit stdl and fly along
over the new rails.
About fife miles further west a large
gang of men were working, laying
track; and the smoke of the engine on
tho "construction train" was plainly
visible across the undulating prairie-.
George and I, then tore, did not feel
lost 01 alone, and we worked hard all
the morning and ate our lunch in the
cool shade of the tank house, just
finished. As we had nothing more to
do that day, 1 determined to put the
truck on the track, after we were done
eating, ride down to the track-layers,
and return with them on the flat car
Hut 1 was hungry and ate a great
deal, and then began to feel strangely
drowsy; the last thing I remember
before 1 fell asleep, was George stand
ing by the level in the hot sun, and
looking through it at the hills east ot
1 cannot say how long I doted, for 1
was startled so suddenly as to "jog"
my memory to an alarming extent
"Indians!' I heard soiuo one cry;
and 1 began to rub my eyes sleepily.
Hut I ditl not rub them long, for I
raw (ieorge throwing the truck on the
track, in a state of great excitement.
1 WW at bis side in an instant, and a
.quick glance around showed me the
true state ot things. Eastward, about
a mile distant, were five mounted
Indians, riding toward as at full speed
As the camp had several times been
'aided during the men's absence, 1 had
no doubt that they were hostile. 1 Was
not excited as fleorge was, however, lor
I put my level and levelling-rod and
two spruce tics on the car before 1
The rails were new and rough, and
the hand-car was not worn much yet,
but as 1 jumped on, 1 fell it gaining
speed dow n the straight track, and 1
arranged the two ties in the form of a
barricade. Then I looked back.
The live Indians evidently meant
ImmImm, tui iiiev were vowing nefnot
us they could toward US, and were
gaining upon us; and when I heard
George moaning as he crouched behind
the ties, I did not feel very cheerful or
hopeful. I reached for my revolver in
my hip-pocket, and examined its
charges as coolly as I could. There
were seven large-sized cartridges In it,
and the zip of a bullet by my ears at
that moment showed me that 1 might
have to use them. I also erouche I be
hind the ties after this warning, and
looked cautiously ov er tho top at our
They gained nearly half the distance
during the llrsl live minutes, but the
increasing quickness ol theelick oi the
wheels at the joints of the rails gave
me a little hope as I watched them.
As to George, he was so terrilied :is to
be unconscious; hut a long life of en
gini ering upon the plains had hard,
ened me a little; neither was this m.v
The sun poured down on us, and but
for our motion, it would have pros
trated us; the wind was blowing the
same way that we were going, but we
were moving faster than it, and this
gave u a faint breath of air, I took
off my light coat and formed a shade
over (ieorge, who was helpless, unit
lo ked ahead.
far away, through the moving wave
of heat, I could Bee the smoke rising
laxily from the engine, and ihe two
ails stretching in a long perspective,
until they were lost where the grass
seemed dyed brown; lint the steady
ciick-u-elick-click of the wheels re
minded me that ii w as n long way off,
and I fastened my eyes on th Indians-
They were spreading out. One of
them, on my right, ha I left the main
body In hind, and was circling around
to get ahead ol us. Then I thought
how lucky it as there were no curves
to give them an a Ivantage.
When I' had lirst sighted them they
were making a great many extrav agant
motions; but now they were ready for
action, and 1 could seethe foam on the
dark breasts of their ponies as they
leaned well forward. But in propor
tion as their, steeds tired, our steed
gathered new energies, and the two
thousand feel that separated us did not
appear to lessen very rapidly. Whether
they wanted to adorn their belts with
our scalps, or wanted to hold us for a
ransom, was another question. for they
had tired but one.', and doubtless, that
us a "long torn," llred on a ship, re
tards, in a slight degree, its motion?
so their rllles, llred ;.t us, would check
them. They did not lire, anyway, but
their reasons for not doing so can only
be guessed at.
So far as I could judge, only one of
them w as gaining on us, and 1 grasped
the handle of my revolver as I saw
that he ten lessening the distance be
tween us. lie was covered behind his
horse, excepting Ids right leg and toot,
b it 1 did not see lit to waste a shot
yet; there was no knowing what might
happen, I thought. Besides, my re
volver would not carry accurately that
distance, and every ball might be re
quired. I ventured to look ahead a moment,
and saw that the smoke was nearer,
and that the outlines of the engine and
a few cars were distinct against tho
blue sky beyond; and then another
thought flashed across my mind. We
were going down a grade of thirty-live
feet to the mile, hardly fall enough. 1
reasoned, to move the still truck along
over the scaly surface of the rails.
1 could even see the change of grade,
neatly a mile ahead, and I hoped (and
only a mind in danger knows hum to
hope) tl at the SUI would beat down
more unmercifully and overc ime those
I was helpless; the truck was run
ning as fast as the laws of gravitation
and friction would let it. and 1 did not
doubt but that tho Indians were urg
ing their ponies to the utmost. Any
word or action, of mine, how, ver,
would not increase our speed, and as
near a I could judge, we Wl re going
at the rate ot lift -.-on miles an hour.
This may stem extravagant, but 1
think it is not so. 1 am sure the truck
did its best. 1 crh tps the Indians saw
that they were not gaining much, for
1 heard another bullet whil over our
barricade, and cautiously lowered my
(Prat j) inn $Ucort
head. The report was lost to my ear-,
full of the ellck-a-cllck-cllck.
Then I determined to shoot. The
nearest pony was but little over a
thousand feet away, an l the chunge of
grade was not much more than that
ahead, 1 look a careful aim, holding
the sights so tiny centred two feet
above the pony's head, and llred.
1 heard them yell at this aggression,
but tin- bullet, insteiul of hitting the
forward pony, carried strong, 1 think,
over ils head, and struck one of the
rear riders. Mi" of them fell back
anyway, and I deliberately cocked the
This lime I did not aim so high. I
could feel my heart beating rapidly
when 1 thought how much might de
pend on my accuracy. The ten-fool
grade was not far away, I knew, and
I tired. I heard a savage yell, but my
shot did not take effect except as it
roused theil anger, and I heard several
bullets ':. , into the spruce ties.
'I he truck still kept upitsspeed, and
a hasty look over my sltuulder- -I was
lying flat, behind tin- tics -enabled me
to judge how far away from safety we
were. We bad covered about half the
distance, ami I distinctly saw the cud
of the thirty-foot grade.
The Indians evidently saw that we
were Hearing th- construction train,
too, for they lashed their jinnies furi
ously. I determined upon another shot
The nearest Indian had gained a little
i:i tin- last few minutes. I aimed at
the pony's foretop and lired. That shot
determine I the day. I saw the pony
stumble a few steps and fall, throwing
his rider over his head. I he remain
ing till e. v itli a savage yell. I'm (1 a
art dig volley, and di sW rein. And
1 1 1 -it al that moment the truck struck
the ten-foot grade.
I fell its pace slacken instantly, but,
luckily, tin- In Hans did not know
one grade from another, and in a few
minutes more they were a mile awa;;,
consoling th ir brother wiio would
have to walk to their camp.
Seeing that I was -ale. 1 took a look
at George, lie was not to'ally uneon"
i-cious, but looked at me with an ex
pression of terror. It took me some
time to assure him ol bis safety, but 1
Anally 'lid, and we joined the track
layers with thankful hearts. The en
gineer, when he heard my story, un-
pled the engine from the train ami
gave chase; the Indians were too wise,
however, to follow the track, and we
-aw them disappearing far to tho
south.- - I 'mill's L'nmiitnthll,
Paper in Japan,
Taper is an article of great utility to
our -isters in Japan. Not only do they
use p iper fan-, pom lies and lanterns,
but also paper pocket handkerchiefs,
umbrellas, waterproof coats walls,
windows nnd strings. The Japanese
obtain it from a different source from
our own. Instead of old rags being
converted into clean paper, they make
use of the bark of tin- bioussonetia
papyfera, stripped, dried, and then
steeped in water till the outer green
layer com soil. Hi- cheap; four
sheets of the ordinary quality being
worth about one farthing. it is a pa
per that doe - not tear evenly; some
kinds are tough -more like cloth.
When required for a string itis deftly
twisted into a strong twine, which in
Buine cases is made of part of the pa
per forming the wrapiier. When oiled,
it is made into waterproof clothing, or
stretched on a neatly constructed bam
boo frame and used as an umbrella.
(ne kind ir manufactured to assume
the appearam f leather, and is male
into tobacc.i pouches, pip: ami fan
cases. The conjurors use a kind of
white tissue paper in the famous but -terlly
trick, when a scrap, artistically
twisted, hovers over a paper fan with
all the Muttering movements of the
A Precocious Musi al Prodigy.
About a hundred artists and friends
had a-acmbled in Vienna to bid Hub-
instein farewell, when the pianist dis
covered among those present tin-young
pianist prodigy, Julius Pruwer, nine
years of aire, lie at once introduced
the boy as his "latest friend," placed
him before the piano, and listened for
half an hour to his performance, from
memory, of pieces by Bach, Chopin,
and others, trausjwising several of
the ii into different keys at Itubinstein's
request. After one of his best pas
sages. Rubinstein exclaimed: "This is,
genuine talent which hits a future "
Liszt has also taken an interest in
Pruwer and presented him with his
photograph with the inscription: "To
the little pianist prodigy, Julius Pru
wer, Who in his ninth year plays
Bacb'l fugues from memory, en ill skil
fully transposes them." This is pre
cisely what Liszt did at the same age.
During the pant nine years nearly
90 churches have been burned in
CHATHAM CO., N. C
( IIIMHtFVS COLUMN.
lie tVmiKlltl liny.
Von needn't look at me, I'd- ',
Ami rumple up your amy hir!
For y hi were naughty loo, t ,-d.iy, -
Von Hole soma cream from Uridget, sir:
What am I Staying here I'M ' Why,
Because I lutte to wear il.i- uress.
I didn't do a thing but crj
I stamped my loot last m I guess!
It'ti been h very dismal du
They thiuk I'inorua, pn i little me!
lint it they'd let me have my nay,
How good and pleasant I could be!
l int. h n my ten was -III cried
(Ol course) an ! wh i I eonl In'l iv
Out Mith th her (ji I- o ride,
It'.- boo i the livelong .I.e. , you know,
"Here tit led stays, until -he trie,
ller naughty temper lo linnet,"
Mamma said softlj and liereyol
I wonder il I'm sorry yet!
1 altnosi think What .Id iv.
Dear fussy? Lot toinorKiw lie
Better nud buppierthau lo-diy!
That's just whit 1 .- Well, we'll seal
Maf ret Johnton, in fhr .Yurtery.
A Bird's Aew io. .
The appetite of the bird is wonder
ful, If a man could cat as much in
proportion he would consume a wholi
round of lieef for lis dinner. Tin
redbreast is a most voracious bird. It
lias been calculated that to keep a red
breast 1 1 1 to his n iriual weight an
amount of animal food is required
daily equal to an earthworm fourteen
feet in length. Taking a man of aver
age weight, and measuring bulk foi
bulk with the redbreast, I tried to eal.
eulate how much food he would con.
Btime In twenty-four hours if he ate as
much in proportion as the bird. As
suming a sausage uino inches in cir
cumference to be a fair equivalent oj
tin-earthworm. I find that the man
would have to eat sixty--even feet ol
such sausage in every twenty-four
hours. I mention ltd-in order to Il
lustrate the anount of work which is
done by insect-eating birds.
How Jo-ij Wmi I until.
Josey like I to keep office for hi-
(Tne U , ; as h . died him But
th doctor did nit always liketo trust
him there when In w.n calle I away,
for Josey had a habit of looking into
things that ma le the doctor fear he
might get int i mischief, for Josey w.m
a meddlesome boy. One day, however
Josey found himsLilf alone, and began
t look at everything on the table
-i-i i....,.:.. l...tt...... hIah .... I l.i... ... ...
l lie l-l'-i u i iMiini IH'.-''' nun hi. -.-I.
"JIo! I un v how t tix this," he
I said. "If any m m cane- in that want.
ed 'leetrie treatment I ("ill do it a
well as Uncle I) i. tor. There! Sow
it's all right! Mow yott ta'o hold ol
The taking hold was easy enough,
but letting o was quite another mat
ter. Any little boy or nirl who has
ever tried it will know how Josey'a
arms jingled and ached, but he had to
hold on he could not let go; and there
he was, tears running down his face,
when his uncle heard his screams .-md
"You were caught that time Josey,"
said his uncle, when he had set him
free. "Now, remember that bad habits
hold fast to a boy worse than an dec.
trie battery does, and are harder to get
rid of, anil meddling is a very bad
"I won't have anv more to do with
either of them," said Josey.. sunt, am.
1 have tried a large steel trap with
good effect. I have mie made with a
strong spring at each end of the jaw of
the trap; of course, not strong enough j
to break a man's leg or having teeth
on the jaws. I secrete it in tho patch
where the depredator will be most like
ly to tread upon it. If caught by the j
leg he cannot release himself, as I here
are two springs, Let it lie around
loo-e in sight id' everybody, and talk
largely of what yon can do with it, and
let it be known generally thai you -cj
man traps in your melon patch, orchard,
Ac. I have caught one depredator,
and do not know that I was evcr
troubled afterward. Any good black
smith can make one for f: to $."
Whore bears and Wolves are trapped
one can probably la-bought readj made
It must be chained fast to the ground
oi the thief might .'arry it away at.
t ached to his leg. If tie owner will
talk a great deal about it the appre
hension of being caught will probably
be sufficient, if the rogues are very
bad have more than one trap. Hoys
will not like the idea of being caught
like a bear or a wolf. The nights hat
you set it put up your pet dogs, and i
in the orchard, take up any Stock tha,
may be there. It is great fun to go to
your melon patch early in the morning
to lad your favorite melon pulled and
a man or boy sitting by, keeping, as il
were, watch over it, (tountry OtuUt '
JUNK 26, 1884.
TUB UKKtT BKSKKT.
, urapltlc I'll imc of r.nr.iii Mrmes m
- it lim .
A traveller w ho has journeyed across
the or at Sahara desert in Africa, thus
describes in the New Orleans Thm the
terrible scents thai he witnessed: Hid
ing Ihc hundre I un-tres in advance of
our little troop, the horseman who acts
as guide dire ts our way over the dead
level of the dismal Bolitude. For the
lust ten minutes he kept his horse at a
w alk, sitting motionless in Ins saddle,
and singing in his own tongue a melan
choly, long-drawn chant, with singular
ities of Oriental rhyme. We imitate
bis pace. Then all of a sudden he start s
olf at a trot, standing in his stirrups
cruet, with his great burnous Hunting
behind hill). Anil we all trot after
bin,, until he draws rein again to re.
commence a gentler pace.
1 ask my unradc
"How can he guide us through these
naked wastes without a -ingle mark to
show the w ay ?"
I lut he unsw erctl:
"There are only t he bones of camels."
And in fad, every quarter of an
hour, wi' came across some enormous
bono gnawed by beasts, cooked by the
sun - all white, in strong relief against
the sand. Sometimes it w as part of a
leg, sometimes part of a jaw, some,
limes a portion of the vertebral column.
The caravans leave behind them every
animal that cannot keep up: and the
jackals tlo md earn all the remain"
And for several days we continued
this monotonous voyage, always in the
saddle, always behind the same Arab,
almost without speaking.
Xow, one afternoon, as we w ere ap
proaching Bou Saada, I saw, afar offi
before us, a great dark mass, made
Iarg'-r by the mirage, the form of
which astonished me. At our approach
tw o vulture- Hew away. II was a car
cass, still slimy in spue of the heat,
glossv 111 though vanished, with
putrid blood. The chest alone remain
ed; the limbs had doubtless been torn
off an 1 carried away by the voracious
devourers of the dead.
All! There are travelers ahead of
usl" said the lieutenant.
Some hours later we entered a ravine,
a sort of defile, a frightful furnace, hor
dered by huge rocks toothed like a saw
di irp. pointed, ragged, rabid, in re
volt, as it were against the implacably
ferocious sky. Another corpse was
lying there. And a jackal that hid
been devouring il lied away.
Then, as we passed out of the ravine,
a gray heap of something before us
moved: and -lowly, at ihe end of a dis
proportionately long neck. I saw the
liea l of an agonizing camel rise up.
He was lying there had been lying for
three or four days, perhaps on his
side, dying of fatigue and thir-t. His
loiur mem'wrs, thai seemed inert,
broken, all mixed up together, were
stretched upon the fiery soil. And,
hearing us coming, he ha I lifte I up hi'
head, like a light-hotis . Hi- forehead,
already gnawed by the sun, was but
one wound a great running sore; and
his resigned gaze followed us. lie did
not utter a moan did not make the
least effort to rise. ne would have
thought, that as he had -ecu SO many
of his brothers die in their long voyages
through desolation, he knew too wel
the mcreilessnesB of man. Now it wa
ins turn -that was all! Ami nepas
e I on.
lint when I looked back a long, long
time afterward, I saw still rising Up
from the sand the lofty neck !' the
abandoned beast, watching to the end
the last living creatures he could ever
behold, passing beyond the horizon.
An hour later it wasa dog, crouching
close to a rin k, with jaws wide open
and fanes glittering -incapable of
moving a paw -with eyes fixed upon
two v ult u r s who sat not far off.
pluming themselves while waiting for
his death, lie was so iossessed with
terror of those terribly patient birds,
waiting for hi- flesh, that he nevi r
turned his heal, and did not even feel
the stones that a saphi (lung at him.
And, suddenly, at the outlet of
another defile, I saw the oasis before
It was an apparition never to bp for
gotten. One has traverse endless
plain-, i limb -d mountains all craggy,
bald, calcined, without ever seeing a
tree, a plant, a single green leal , and
lo! right before you. at your very feet,
is an op i iite mitSH of sombre verdure
as it were, a lake of foliage extending
upon the sand. Then, further on. the
desert recommences, lengthening In
finitely tot he indefinable horizon where
it mixes with the skv.
Kairwan the Holy, tin African
Mecca, guarded by popular fanaticism,
carefully maintained by its imans, has
...itil recently remained Impenetrable.
No inlidcl sullied it by making his
dwelling there; a few only passed
I through it, and these not without peril.)
Vet how rich a mine it offers to the j
observer: it is to-day, with the exeep-
tion of M"c, a. the only city where one
hinds the characteristic type of the
Arab, tie traditionary lore of the racei
and epics of its origin, intact as in the
primitive day- of Islamism. These
Arabs who, at the height of Hk ir
power, were the progressists ol Kurope, .
and had. if not advanced, at least saved j
I scienco from the dark tie and tie bar. .
j barism of the Middle Ages, huveto-day
no .sciences i xcept that which th y call
their science of God, no physicians, no .
j lawyers, no bankers; but priests ev ery
where, undei the varied forms of
i imans, mufti-, koodjas and mnralwuts,
whose liv es are passed in writing dull
commentaries on the Koran, and in
ueekinsr newinternretntioiiH of obscure
texts. The city lies in an immense
I plain, partly of marshy, partly of sandy
soil, slightly undulating toward the
; sea; it is bordered "ii tho north by the
ridge of Zaghouan (44:12 feet i, and on
the w est by the chain of the Sefaya. j
In spring-time the approach to it Is
charming. Th ground is co ere 1 w itli
barley, wheal, and tiny tufts of alia i
of a beautiful dull green, already
yellowed and scorched by the sun,
j almost disappearing amidst a dazzling
multitude of flowers with tleir flaunt.
iiil' color-. Heie and there the
lower lands, covered with water, glisten
in the sunlight. The plain spreads oil j
in monotonous uniformity, and the eye
seeks in vain a tree, a rock, on which;
t re-t. Hark specks, sometimes light
columns of smoke, indicate the dollars 1
-the Arab villages. I'nravans pass
: slowly in the distance. The silence
is broken only I v the plaintive and I
curiously modulated Arab songs taken
up. orn- ly one, b tho i-amel driver,
j The simple calm of the landscape, the
primitive costumes of the nomads,
bring to iiiind familiar Bible scene-.
From the top of a knoll a faint white
line appear-in the distance: it U the
Holy City. Following the accidents of i
, the ground, one lose- sight of it for I
j some moments t find it presently the
; more visible. In the rystalline air the
embattled walls are clearly defined
against the mountains. Toward the
northern end the lofty minaret of the
(irand M - ti stands out clear-cut and
isolate I: presently, little by little, as I
mie appro " lies, the wall seems to be I
! crowned with kobbas, green or white
and with minaret-. Scarcely express
' ible. but "iv in;; to the picture a halo of i
enchantment, are the transparency of
the at mosphere.the clear-cut silhom ttes
the fineness ol color of the mountains
in the back '.'round, their silver gray!
'pearled with all lovely shad. - of rose j
'ami blue of an infinite sweetness and I
Arriving al -unset, the hour of
; praver, a -al and contemplative mood
steals over one; the harsh voice of the
muezzins from lofty minarets, calling
the faithful ones to prayer, alone breaks I
the stillness of the plain, aglow- In tho
setth..' sun: one half fancies these may
be other Jeremiahs lamenting over the I
ruins of their country. A mill indeed, ;
and a desolate ruin, is this Kairwan,
which has ii-t presented herself to ui
from afar in all the subtle charm ofhei
; Eastern adornments, HnrjKr's Mmju
Hon Swi-- Babies Live.
I fancy that an English baby, if he
could express his thoughts, would de.
elded ly object to be pla d in the -mall,
narrow box in which babies are carried
in Switzerland, and would rebel
against the bands of ribbons which
are tightly wound around it and him.
The '-wis- baby has, of course, no such
refractory feelings. Probably he
knows thai there is a go nl reason for
beiiiu' wedged in so cluseb . and bound
so firmly, and submits without a mur
mur. The origin ol the custom is
this: In the spring of the year the
inhabitants of the villages and ham
lets shut up their cottages, and driv
ing their cattle before them, ascend
the mountains and live in their chalets
during the summer months. They do
not stay in one chalet all the ti but
when the pasturage becomes poor, as
cend to anol her. and slill another,
changing their abode perhaps eight or
nine time- in tho course of the season.
The scanty furniture of the different
chalets remains in them from year to
year, as they have but to bring I he im
plements they require for the making
of their butter and cheese. These the
lather carries, the elder children help
ing him; the little children run by his
side, and the mother lifts the cradle
with the baby in it, on her head, fas
tens the milk pail and the family um
brella on her shoulders, and taking
her knitting in her hand, works awav
' industriously at a pair of coarse worst -;
ed gaiters for Seppi, or a neckerchief
! for Kathi. as die ascends tho moun
tain. What Would the poor mother
i do If she bad to hoist an Knglish cra
j die on her head, and ascend the steep
j mountain with it?
OIlic Cljatljam ftcrorD.
i One square, one insertion
One square, two insertions
', One square, one month
for larger advertisements
tracts will I if made.
In the Bridle-Pnlh.
Thei ride, thej ide with slackened rain,
facing the sinking sun,
And lie i- ti l inu her over ac (in
,r- old a- tie- bending 1-1
And it never luwliapiieiied dial of two
Marvelled what ii eouM I"
II never ban hnppe I that one of two, ,
I... have lelt thai to love was enough
In Ibe sweet and the sunuj weuthel
But hnvo found right winds t"i tha song ot
Fur to I mild the m-i in tin upring is bust,
llh. he ride- St her III id c-leill,
And he bend- llilll U her eur,
,, thai pnt-
I ire ii -nit thai flat'
in, her bridle-rein,
A cereal story- The grain report.
A Hash of lightning has some strik
To prevent honey bees from sting
ing pull out their tail feather-.
The girl whose I ace invariably wears
a-w.et smile must be constantly eat
ing t ally.
If you would be wealthy, get upon
a mule; you will - i tind that you ar
betti r off.
Kentucky girls wear red roses for
ornaments to harmonize with the
noses of their escorts.
There is mie tiling about a house
which seldom fall-, but never hurls
1 1 ii pant when i! d ics. That is
"I dreamed list night that I was
married. I- thai a bad dream?"
Cross father: "The "lily thing bad
about it i- that it i- not true."
, correspondent want- to know
why some women are called Amazons.
Perhaps it is because they are uncom
monly W ide at the mouth.
Can you give me ten cents for a
drink'.-" asked a seedy-looking chap
of a reporter. Certainly," replied
the reporter, "bring on your drink."
"Why don't von get up as early as
vou used to a f i mouths ago ' -' an
,,'rilv asked a wife of ln r lazy hus
band. "Because, my dear, it's deep
year:" he grinned ;is he turned over
for another snooze.
Astronomers tell us in their own
simple, intelligible way that the
gradual lengthening "I the days is
due to the "obliquity of the i cliptic of
the terrestrial horizon. This ought to
Bet at rest the foolish idea that tho
days are longer because the sun rises
earlier and sets Inter. Vittshurg Tele-
A w liter says: "The camel is tho
most perfect machine on lour legs
that we have any knowledge of." A
sacred treasure, ind-rd, to Ihe Arab is
this "pudding-footed pride of the des -erl."
The expression on th faeo of a cam
el Is rather pathetic. His eyes uro
large and liquid, and above them are
deep cavities large enough to hold a
hen's egg. The aquiline t, with
long, slantim: iio-lrils that he can
close tightly against the sand storms
and hot burning winds of tho desert,
giv e a very sorrow fill i xpression to tho
face. The under-lip is pouting and
puckering, and you are nol at all sur
prised when the poor l east bursts into
tears and cries long and loud like a
'I hc feet of the cane 1 are of very
singular construct ion. with a tough,
elastic sole, soft and spongy as they
fall noiselessly mi tho earth and spread
out under his tottering weight. This
form of a foot prevents the nniraa'
from sinking in the sand, and he is
very sure-footed on all sorts of ground.
The average rate of travel for a
caravan is between two and three
miles an hour: and the camel ,oj-rs on,
hour after hour, at the same pace, and
seems to be almost as fresh at night as
in the morning when he started on
his travels. The Arabians say of the
camel, ".lob's beast la a monument of
The camel sheds his hair regularly
once a year, and carpets and tent
cloths are made from it; it is also wov
en into cloth. Some of t is exceed
ingly line and soft, though itis usu
ally coarse and rough, and is used for
making coats for the camel-drivers;
and huge water bottles, leather sacks,
also sandids. ropes and thongs, art
made of its skin.