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PITTSB01lO CHATHAM CO., N. C, JULY, 3 1884.
Jlonitlfisl f.ires nre th 'fe llial wpur
It matters liiili; if dnik or f iir
Whole jonlc'l lioiicxiv prititeil there.
lliaiulil'nl eje-t nrn (lew that show,
1-iko ciyittul pane, where hoi! I -tires plow,
liuuiltiliil thoughts tleil Imtn below.
llrniitiliil lips arc I hose whose wouIr
I.eii; Irom the heart like k iij". of liin1
Vi'l whose iillerai uiilenee girils.
Honm r..I h ill ' lire those th it ilo
Work tli.it i eiuniRt, hnive mill true.
Moment lv inoiiieiit, the long day tlnouh.
liiniitil'iil feet nre those tlmt (jo
On kimlly itiioint 1 ion touinl run
Down lowliest ways, if liixl ill it no.
lteuiitilul slionlilers nre llio-c that tie.it
CeiiM'ie. s litir lens 1 f hoii.elv e :re.
With nilii-iit jjiueii mill iluily p.nyer.
Heuiitiliil eyes nri; these, tlmt hie
talent river.i of happ ness.
Whose l.jiliU ii fiaiiilain- lew nun jiie3.
M an. I Mrs. Onirics Kbrough had
mar 'ed on love, which was llu-ir joint
jioss:viiw.i, and on a s dary of 1000 per
year. The love answered many of
their demand 4 t i the fullest extent, hut
manifestly there was no way in which
it could lie applied to the se'tlcmont of
the family lull. As for the f i the
young h 11 si tan 1 wa so ili'terminod that
his wife should have whatever she
wanted if money emit I liny it, an I Mrs
Kbrough was m anxious that Iter dear
Charley should enjoy every comfort
prized hy man, tha'. the 0. tuple discov
ered an amazing deficit the lirst year,
and then an equally annoying ono every
month ab tit rent flay. Tor .1 little
w hile they found sympathizing paren's
to help them out; then the head of the
family discovered the ful.il art of draw
ing his salary in advance; later came
an accumulation of tradesmen's bills,
Hnd, consequently, an accumulation of
duns. There al -to resulted some sleep
less nights, and hen laches, ami domes
tie explosions, the effect of which were
only partly removed by tears. Finally
of eottr.se everything ebo was trie I
lirst the couple determined on heroic
measures of economy. They would
give up the house they ha I furnished
ho prettily, and go into a Hat. They
knew other young couples who lived in
Hats real nice people, too, so why
should not they' It might seem some- j
w '.nit of a "come-down." and they could 1
not have as much company in they h i I
before; but, after all, what company
did they really care for, except each
other and their few must intimate
friends? Resides, were tht re not suin"
quite rich families who lived in Mats?
Flats were not city houses -each one
exactly like every other one; there
were largo Hats and small ones, Hats
with elevators, Hats in which the top
story was mora desira'tle tha 1 the lirst
Hour better still, thvr.) were Hats on
the best avenues, whereas the Ebrough's
present home was on a cross street a id
starting!)' near the plebeian part of the
So they went flat-hunting, and tha
very lirst suite of apartments they saw
was on Madison Avenue, and had every
convenience a id elegance that heart
could wish. Tiiey would have taken it
at once had not the rent In-en live thou
sand dollars per year. Sou-' sin iller
apartments on Fifth Avenue were los
costly, but at the end of their first day
of search Mr. and Mrs. F.brough were
painfully silent an 1 deje 'ted, for they
had seen nothing desirable except what
cost more thar fie house they were in.
The next day's experience depressed
their spirits still more; they were now
quite willing to take any sort of flat, in
almost any sort of stre.-t, if only it were
At last they found one. It was only
one flight up, it was in a corner house
with light all around it, the rent was
only one-half as much as they were now
paying, the house was too new to have
shown signs of wear, and th j landlord
insisted that, as there were no children,
the hotisa must be quiet. Reside, this
particular flat was empty, and could bo
taken at once, at a pro rata price, for the
unexpired purti n of the month, so the
moving could be done before the dread
ful May-day. on which no earpet-layer9
could be found and cartmcn were ex
tortioners. And what a cosy home the Kbroughs
made in a single day! It is true that
they were compelled to devote one room
entirely to storago purposes, for they
had altogether too mucli furniture for
the collective floor space. They hi 3
also to put the pia 10, for the lirst night,
across theline that divided the parlors
an arrangement wluc'.i.as Mrs. Ebrough
very truly observed, spoiled the effect of
depth. But they hung all their pic
tures, their bric-a-brac furnished the
rooms more fdly than it had done their
old parlors, ond there was no running
up and down stairs to do. In fact,
they were so delighted that Mr.
Ebrovgh hnd to run out and bring up
an old friend or two to see how nicely
tbey were getting on.
Thej retired late, but no sooner bad I
Mrs. Kbrough fallen asleep than she
dreamed that some ono was occasionally
striking her a sharp blow on the top of
her head with a hammer. .She finally
escaped the blows by waking, but al
though she felt thein no longer she heard
them distinctly; and they came with
such monotonous regularity, about one
in five seconds, that Mrs. Kbrough was
sure she would jump out of her skin if
they did not stop. At last she perform
ed this impossible operation as nearly
os she could, upon which her husband
"Oh, Kale, are you awake? What
do J"ou suppose that noise is?"
"(loudness knows," whispered Mrs.
Kbrough, "but its dreadful. Where do
you suppose It Is?"
There was some disagreement 0:1 this
subject, so husband and wife sat up in
bed and discovered P was directly over
"Perhaps they're putting down car
pets," suggested Mrs. Kbrough.
"Let's hope they haven't many,
then," said her husband.
It seemed they had not, for after the
noise had lasted about an hour, and
Mr. Kbrough had begun to dress him
self so as to go tip stairs and remon
strate, the torment ended, and the
weaty couple dropped asleep.
Uut the next night the same myste
rious noise began just after midnight.
Mr. Kbrough ejaculated "(ihosts!" in a
sepulchral tone, upon which his wife
buried her head in the be 1-elothes.
Suddenly Mr. Kbrough sprang into tht;
middle of the floor, dressed himself,
took a revolver from a bureau drawer,
and. in spite of a hoarse whisp-r of
'Don't' from his wife, went upstairs
and rang the bell of the flat overhead.
The door was opened almost instant
ly, and Kbrniijli felt rather ashamed of
himself, for in frontof him stood a little
woman who seemed entirely composed
and was neatly dressed, while he felt
that his face was wrinkled, his hair in
disorder, aud his clothes awry. .Never
theless he proceeded to business by say
ing: "I'm very sorry to disturb you, mad
am, at .such an hour, but there is a
most peculiar noise seems to come from
your apartments I am the tenant of
the floor below 1 fearod peihaps a
burglar was at work here."
".Noise ?"said the woman. "Rurglar?"
"There it is now!" exclaimed Kb
rough, as the dreadful Mow not loud,
yet quick and hard fell upon his ear.
"That!" said the woman. " h, that's
only the drum."
"Drum?" echoed Kbrougl
"Please come in a moment, sir, and
I'll show you," was the reply. Kbrouuh
entered and was shown into the front
parlor, where he was simply paralyzed
by the spectacle that met his gaze. ( n
a large rug, spread cn the floor, were
arranged ini lined planes, ludders.hoops,
balls, barrels and trapezes, all in minia
ture, and over and through these four
'ittlo dogs weredoing tricks, some quite
difli.'iilt, their changes being regulated
by taps upon a drum, which was beaten
by an inoffensive looking man. whom
the woman add.esseJ as "Professor."
"I suppose you've seen them before,
sir; though, of course, you wouldn't
iceognize the two smaller ones, they
being only learners at present,"
"I can't say that 1 have," replied
Kbrough, when he recovered his tongue.
"Why, how strange!" said the
woman. "We've had them at every
variety show in the city, Give me one
of our cards, dear."
The card was produced, and Kbrough
read "Proffessor Rallino and M'lle
Rafliuo, sole owners and managers of
the marvlous performing dogs, Lulu
and Sprite. Twenty minute specialties.
N. 1$. Managers are warned to beware
of persons who imitate our name as
nearly as th? law allows."
"This is the first year that my name
has been on the bills," exclaimed the
little woman; "but there's in wo busi
ness to be had than the Profess ar can
do, so, as you see, we're training a new
couple of dogs for me to show. Of
course. Pin Mrs. Mr. Railin the 'o' is
only put on, you know Mr. Railin and
I were married ton years ago, but M'lle
U better for business."
"I sea," said Ebrough, meditatively ;
'out wouldn't it be better to train
hem by daylight?"
"Oh, dear, no," said t ho little woman,
with a half pitying smile. "They have
to act by gaslight, don't you see, so they
must be trained by gaslight, and the
best time to do it is after the older dogs
have been playing at the theatres
they're thoroughly woko up then."
"Just like us," murmured Kbrough
to himself. Then he meekly asked:
"How long will it take to train the
"Well," saul the woman, meditative
ly, "it's now almost May; I'm trying to
bring myself to believe that I can risk
tak.ng engagements for September."
"Go3d evening pleas excuse my in
truslon I assure you it was well
meant," said Ebrough, rising abruptly.
The woman saw him to the door, ami l
"Re thankful you're on tho second
flat, instead of this. h, the noise, tho
noise! Alameda, tho three-lingered
(.ornet-plnyc r, is over us. He's a peace
able, sober gentleman, but it takes him
so long to learn a new tune that he
makes us almost crazy with his prac
tising, and it disturbs tho dogs dread
fully. I beg your pardon, sir, but may
I ask you one question have you any
"I'm glad of that; I told tho landlord
that if ho let in a family with children
wo certainly should move. Tim dogs
are very sensitive, and as they have to
"leepby daylight.children's noises annoy
thein terribly, (iood evening, sir, per
haps your wife would like to come up
and see the dogs perform."
"Thanks, you're very kind, but Mrs.
Kbrough is not feeling very well this
How Mrs. Kbrough felt when she
heard who her neighbors overhead were
is more than type and words can ex
plain. She declared she would waylay
those dreadful people, seize their dogs,
and kill them throw them out the win
dowdrown them anything, rather
than have such vulgar, disgusting
wretches in the house.
Fortunately, however, for the Kb.
rough peace of mind, the R illiuo.s went
''on the road within a day or two, aud
there were undisturbed slumbers on
the second floor. The new tenants
were nevertheless determined to move
as soon as they could, but they arranged
to have a little "houscwariiiing" first.
They were quite delighted, when their
friends arrived, to learn how many peo
ple could be packed in tho two parlors
of a Hat, and that there actually was
room fortwosetsin n quadrille. Every
body had chatted and danced, cake,
ice.i, coffee and wine had been served,
and another dunce had just begun
when the bell of Ebrough's own door
rang. The servant opened it, and Kb
rough, hurrying out to greet the late
arrival, whoever it might be, found in
his hall Professor and M'lle Rallino,
with dogs, drum, rug and all. Worse
yet, fully ha'f of his guests saw them.
"We've just got home from a '.stop
gap," explained the woman, "and wo
heard the music and dancing down
here, and saw two or three carriages at
thedoor.and 1 just said to tho Professor,
says I, 'Let's go down and give a freo
show to their friends.' The Professon
he was rat her offish about it, not that ha
minds obliging a neighbor, but in our
business it's awful difficult to deadhead
your best friends without somebody
finding it out and wanting to be dead
headed too. Rut when 1 reminded him
that you once got out of your comforta
ble bed at the dead of night and came
up to seo if burglars weren't going
through our Hat, he just said That's so(
Jane Maria, we'll do it, and they can
encore every blessed thing on the pro
gramme, if they want to.' So here wB
are; which room shall we lay the rug
"You're too kind for anything,'
gasped Kbrough; "but our friends are
just about going home some of them
have already made their adieus I can't
thank you enough, but"
"Xonsense, Kbrough," said Tom
Moxon, bosom friend of Ehmugh's and
a good fellow, although not of the most
refined tastes; "you shan't do us out of
any unexpected fun in that way. C'ome
right in. Madame, you, too, sir come
into the front parlor more people can
sec there." And right in his own house
and before, not only his dearest friends
but some people whom Ebrough knew
were very fastidious, "The Marvelous
Pei forming Dogs Lulu and Sprite,''
went through all their tricks, and some
of the lady guests pronounced them just
too cunning for anything. Then, whiio
her husband was packing the ladders,
trapezes, etc., in the rug, "M'lle'.
Rallino went among the guests and dis.
tributed her husband's business cards
informing each person in strict conl
fidence, that during the summer months
the show might be engaged, for private
entertainments, at twenty-live dollars
per night, traveling expenses paid
The Kbroughs never heard the end
of it. Tom Moxon's sweetheart dis.
carded him for his share in the affair,
and as Tom could not avenge himself
on her, ho "cut" his old friend. Some
of the guests.to whom Mrs. Kbrough
had been most attentive never made
their "party call," and were chillingly
polite whenever she met them after
ward. The Kbroughs moved, trying
to redeem their lost standing by tak
ing extensive apartments at a first -class
family hotel, but all to no avail, and.
they finally changed their base so radi
cally that they now occupy a cottage
on the outskirts of Philadelphia. AVjt
About 125,000 elephants are annual
ly slain In Africa to supply the iv-jry
The ruiloun (story tlmt rnmii from
I.UII. Ilanili t In ieorln.
The Atlanta Constitution publishes
a story told by Alonzo Lyon and
vouched for bv hundreds of tho best
fiitlvitna ftf I n It'illli ....iit.tir nnnniirninn I
what .''s called "dude's light." Mr.
Lyon was raised in De Kalb county,
Georgia, four miles from Lithonia and
about thirteen miles from Atlan
ta, one-half mile from Macedonia Rap
tist church, on the Stone Mountain
and Flat Shoals road. It is in the
quiet, rural hamlet on the farm for
merly owned by his grandfather, Ed
mund Runt, deceased, then after his
death bought by Mr. Lyon's brother,
in-law, Mr. ilartinan, and now owned
by Mr. David Uc Williams, that "Jude'
light" makes its regular appearance.
About forty years ago a man named
Reid owned the farm, and he nlsc
owned a negro woman by the name ol
Jude. Reid had Jude punished for
some offense by placing her in close
confinement, and on very short ra -
tions. Mr. Lyon's mother, who now
resides with Mini, was a young girl,
and says she remembers slipping some
food to poor .hide, and will never for
get tho eagerness with which the
famished woman dcvoiire I it. Jude
finally died, it was believed, from tho
effects of cruel trealunmt and depriva
tion of food. She was buried in the
woods on a hillside across a brunch
about :j(Mi yards from the house occu
pied by Reid's family. No one else
was buried there, and the grave is to
this day a solitary one. Soon after
tho burial "Jude's light" appeared,
emanating from the grave, and wan
dered about tho house and premises at
all hours of the night. This "light"
manifested so much intelligence and
struck such terror into the hearts of
the l!"i'l family that they sold all their
possessions, and hastily left the state
of (ieorgia. The "light" has continued
to appear frequently from that time to
this, but never seemed to inspire terror
and uneasiness in the breast of others,
nor visit Hie dwelling often.
After Kliiiund Runt, grandfather of
Mr. Lyon, purelias 'il the Reid farm,
Mr. Lyon lived several years with him.
lie saw the ''light" probably a thou
sand times, at all .seasons tf the yonj
and in all kinds of weather. So, also,
did his mother, brothers and sisters.
Many of the neighbors have been pres
ent occasionally and wat'-hed it. The
Reid dwelling is situated in the fork ol
two small r.treams, which flow togeth.
er and form Poll Rridge creek a short
distance below the house. The bottom
land al mg the creek is here very broad
and extensive and covered with a
denso growth of cane and bashes. A
field had been cleared between .hide's
grave and the dwelling, so that the
grave could be seen from the house.
"Judo's light" always seemed to conic
straight up at the grave, about eight
or ten feet high, and keeping about
the same distance f rom the ground it
would float slowly off up or down the
swamp, or toward the house, or up the
hill through the woods. It would
often glide about for an hour or so it
sight, then suddenly go straight down
out of view. At such times, said Mr.
Lyon, ho and others had sometimes
start id for the grave with the intention
of beating this "light" there, in ordei
to see what it was if possible, but nont
had ever succeeded in doing so. lly
the time they had taken ten steps it
the direction of the grave they would
seo tho "light" returning toward that
point with railway speed, reaching it
before the would-be investigators were
fairly started. It invariably paused
an instant just over the grave, then
dropped straight down and disappeared.
A visit there immediately afterwar"'
revealed no phosphorescent or other
Mr. Lyon described tho "light" as
about the size of a man's doubled fists
of a somewhat reddish tinge, sparkling
somewhat, but not very brilliant, aud
only slightly illuminating the bushes
and trees in passing among them. The
nearest Mr, Lyon was ever to ".hide's
light" was about tho distance from the
dwelling to the small stream in the di. j our language. Most of these were re
rection of the grave say one hundred ceived in lieu or tribute from differ nl
yards. His brother-in-law, Mr. Hart
man, who owned the place after Ed'
mund Runt's death, and lived on it
until 1870, was once within six or
eight paces of it. On that night his
wife and her sister, Mrs. Thomas Mize,
and himself were awakened from
sound sleep just after midnight, by
gome mysterious sensation, and on
looking out into the yard they saw a
very unusual illumination. Mr. Hart
man opened the door, and there in the
yard was the familiar ball of reddish
sparkling light. It remained stationa
ry a few seconds, then slowly glided
off in the direction of the grave. Mr.
Hartman said he was not particularly
scared, nor were the ladies, but each
felt that they had been awakened by
this unusual approach of the "light
THE TAJ .MAHAL.
The .Voiidrnua Tom') Hull! bv Minli
Ichnii for III. Favorite Beauty.
A letter from Agra, India, to the
Minneapolis Pinni-rr J'n-ss says: India
bonds of the tallest mountain in the
world, the most beautiful building,
and the finest echo in the world, the
tallest column in the world, and the
largest church in the world, which are
id Delhi. Of course, the all-absorbing
object of interest to tourists is tie Taj
Mahal. Tho Taj is undeniably the
greatest architectural wonder in the
world to-day. Tho main quadrangle,
1,000 by 1,800 feet, is red sandstone,
finely carved and trimmed with marble.
1'pon entering the quadrangle by the
main entrance from tho preliminary
court without, tho visitor finds him
self in a charming garden laid out with
trees, shrubs, flowers, fountains, etc..
all in keeping with tho memorial na
ture of the place. Looking down on
avenues of dark, beautiful cypresses,
he sees that miracle of beauty, the Taj,
1 with its pure white walls, inlaid with
every kind of Oriental gems, and its
great marble dome towering to super
nal heights. It rests upon a marble
platform :tl-'l feet square and about
twenty feet high, which in turn rests
upon a red sandstone platform '.'Ol feet
by 320 in dimensions. At each end of
the sandstone platform are mosques,
themselves rare works of art.
The Taj was built by Shah Jehan as
a tomb for bis favorite begum, M11111
taz Mahal. This woman was evident
ly a great Indian beauty, if ono may
judge from her photograph. Her
name, Muintaz, was abbreviated into
Taz, and this has been corrupted into
the present form, Taj. The work of
construction was begun in 10:10, anil
continued for twenty-two years, during
which time "0,000 laborers were con
stantly employed. Its cost in Ameri
an money would be over if lo.OiiO.OOO.
The following inscription, translated
from the sarcophagus in which the re-
uiainsof Shah Jehan now repose beside j liais ) i,iU0 ivm fimn,i circulating in
those of his beloved queen, contains a ! ti,e i,)Hi t,f frogs and lishes. and even
good deal of information, so that it is : jn th heart of the former. lr. Man
worth quoting entire: ! sou dissected some thirty to forty mag
The magnificent tomb of the King : pies, and in every instance found
inhabitant of the two paradises, fvit- j quantit ies of tliein.
wran and Khuld, the most sublime site, j Tiie hearts of cetaecu 1 of the whale
on the throne in Iliezayn (the starry j species ), seals and dons art- sometimes
heaven), dweller in Ferdos (paradise 1, 1 f,,MU,i smfiVd with worms. ( ne-thiru
Shah Jehan Padishah-i-Oazi; peace to j o lUe liarluh Uogsof ln .ia are believed
his remains heaven is for him. ! to contain ha inatozoa; and so, accord
From this transitory world eternity ! ;nR to (A.i.bold, do ninety per cent, of
has marched him off to tho next. .M ti, mlit h-rses of Europe, and
Among the workmen who came from ; ,,,-obably every full-grown ass in Croat
divers countries to assist in tho l.uil.l- j itritaiti. t ine tl.ird of the natives of
ing of the Taj were the head master, I Kjjvpt are similarly nffectnl. Whether
Isa. Muhammad, whose salary was l.t'tOn tne helinh shall be injured bv them de-
j rupees a month; the illuminator Amar-;
11. on. iimn, .111 1u11.1011.1111 01 .1 mi a;, general condition of the health other
also l.i 100 rupees a month; another ! u iS(,
Master Mason, Muhammad llanif. tsn singular fact that some of
from Ragdad, also l.Ooo a month. A ; these hiematozoa live in thecirciilating
great many workmen were employed j i,i() during the waking hours, and re
from Turkey, Persia. Iclhi, Cuttaek. ' tire to the tissu.s during sleep.
and the Punjab, who received salaries
ranging from 10t to 50i rupees a '.
month. (It must be remembered that :
this was in a country where wages
vary from three to six rupees a month. 1 '
The white marble came from .ley-;
pore, in i.ajpooiana; me yenow trom ;
the banks of the Xerhudda. A siimre
vara ot tne latter cost teitv runees.
The black marble came from a place
called Charkoh, and cost ninety rupees
per square yard. The crystal came
from China rupees 570 per square
yard. The jasper from the Punjab.
The caruelian from Ragdad. The tur
quoise from Thibet. The agate from
Yemen. The lapis-lazuli from Ceylon
1,150 rupees per square yard. The
coral from Arabia aud the lied Sea.
The garnets from liiindeleund. The
diamonds from Pannali in Rundelcund. ; t);tl nt Kn ,w wtm( ,,, (l. and so walk
The plum-pudding stone from Paisil- j ,,,, inl th(, eomniodoies oilice and
mere. The rock spar from the Ner-: stated the case lo the old gentleman.
budda. 1 lie loadstone from (Iwalior.
The onyx from Persia. The chalcedo
ny from Yillait. The amethyst from
Persia. The sapphires from Luiiha
I (Ceylon). And the red sandstone, ol j
which 114,000 cartloads were used,
from Fettehpore Sikin. Many other !
stones were also used in the inlaying j
of the flowers, which have no name in i
nations under the Kmpero-'s rule, or
were made presents by the different
rajahs and nawabs, voluntarily cr
This illustration serves also to give
some idea of the florid and extravagant
pterary style so common among East
ern nations. It might seem that sin h
an inscription is out of place on such a
tomb, but as it is in the native charac
ters, it never bothers tourists much.
The immense amount of work involved
in bringing these materials together
caa scarcely be imagined, especially in
bringing the marble from Jeypore, ldti
miles distant, and the sandstone from
Fettehpore. It must be remembered
that that was in pre-railroad days.
There f;as been some debate as to
where the diamonds were. At pres-
ent none are to he discovered. They
may have been inlaid in some of the
owers, and have bepn picked out by
Asiatic and European vandals at tho
different times when Agra has been
Inliahitiints of the Blood.
One of the great fads of the outer
world is tho perpetual circulation of
water, and the absolute dependence "n
it of every living thing. This water
passes up from the vast invisible
ocean below to the vaster invisible
ocean above, thence down in showers
and back in rivers, brooks and riils. to
whence it came. So the whole ani
mate world is equally dependent on un
analogous circulation of blood from
the heart, through large, streams end
microscopic rills, (o every part and
point of the body, ami ba-k again to
the ever-heaving heart through similar
streams and rills.
This bl rod is the water of life to the
body, containing within itself, in due
proportion, all the elements of the lat
ter for its upbuilding, vvilh power to
rid itself of all waste niadcr and to re
new itself perpetually.
Yet, as the ocean and riv ers support
a life of their own in the fishes that
swarm them, and in the plants that
grow on their beds, so, in some sort, it
is with the circulating vital fluid.
Countless microscopic plants live, mul
tiply and die within it in endless suc
cession, without disturbing the health
of the body; while others may from
time to time gain admittance, bring
ing disease w ith them.
Kven the farmer, it is now believed,
may lose their harmless character in
certain morbid changes in the blood.
The great life-currents may also be
come "stocked" as we say of rivers
and lakes with microscopic animals.
Says Dr. Cobbold, F. I!. S.: "There
is no class of eri atures, from the mol
lusc upwards, in w hieh parasites may
not be found in the organs ef circula
tion." True haieatooa (blood ani-
,.n, Is mainly on their number and tho
What Re Was Paid l or.
I heard a very good anecdote from
ni.,uril.,.v .,; about l.'utter. now
.,tmMn vt the New York Central
ritilni;(1i. Commodore Vamiorbilt
,,!,.i,.i i.,. .,.r ,n 1... w is -i : r
freight agent on the Erie railroad.
lie was paid sjd'i.iMil to go over to
the Central and take charge of their
transportation budness. Rutier was
a slim young fellow, with a ruddy
lace anil a prematurely gray mous
tache, and he never got over being
surprised with himself at his remarka
ble growth in the railroad business.
There came up a decidedly knotty
problem one day.not long alter he took
hold id' the Central business. Ratter
Said the coininodort
Inn, vv bat doos
the railroad pay vol?"
"Fifteen thousand a year, sir."
"For taking charge of the trans
portation business "
Well, then, if we pay you for that
why do you come to me? Ho you
want me to earn your salary for you ?"
Rutttr took the hint. He went
right 01. t, made a division in the knot
ty problem, realizing that if he wasn't
competent for tho duties the company
would make short woik with him. and
if he was competent it required dilli
cult problems like that in question to
show his competency. From that
time until he became president of the
great corporation he never asked any
body's advice about his action, lie did
what he did shouldering the responsi
bility and expected to s'and or fall by
it. Soil happens that this man is
now president of ono of the greatest
corporations in the world. Wnnhin;
"Saved by a Fried Cake" is the title
of an article going the rounds of the
press. It is supposed ho was saved by
not eating it,
A ( outran.
1 Inve ei-eii t .vo nut .ires grow
fi'i'iim li h'lei iiMi'ln i-love;
I miteheil tin-in in il.rir virgin youth,
simple 1 hiiilo 11. I - nil to tnilli.
Ami .lii'.oiieil 1 knew ti.om n- I knew
I. iutli nil. I l!e-!ililit hope thereof.
Al'ii'i' rur. In ! pine. 1 mw
I I, ,'.,, two tinil one was liketlie Spring
V Ii h kie 1110 ili-eply suit 1111 i Hue
siti- va- tirailtilnl iilal ll'ile;
' h o'..ei upon hiT willi an awe
J hut ma ie her scan 1 holy lh'n.
Ami -- wit- hart! and coK aiiri laif
CI nk 11- the winter when 1 nr lumN
Sii-i-p tiinli'l- hariTil lielil- of ie
J hit - ei n-ln-il her sluhliui n heio t. Mt
I .fiii! her liirti'i' passion haiv:
M' si 011I1I kill with her while haitlo.
'Jla-e, I have thiamin were hle two flowets
I I' it if av 1 In- i-eiih 11- from the miii.
1 1 at I loom ti.;ether, wil.l anil sweet J
el 1 ne ha- tint lh-ollie-'s heil,
Alaltheie an- -ilhlle. utl-i--n powi t'S
'1 hat lili I ia-'-ii to oiil one. .
A man of patience the p'lysieian.
A regular poser -The photographer.
The coral insect is a great reef
former. Faith without words is good for
nettling when it comes to a clock.
In Mexico they pick strawberries
and people's pockets every mouth in
A bachelor friend compares a shirt
button to life because it so often hang?
by a thread.
The new (!ieen of Madagascar's
name, being interpreted, means Cloud-fnil-of-waier.
Long may she rain.
Chinese doctors make a reduction
in their charges when the patient is
old. It doe-u't take so much medicin
A fellow screws his courage to the
sticking place when he puts a postage
stamp on the written proposal of mar
riage. "Pa, what are 'puts' and 'calls' on
State st reel ?'" "Well, a man puts his
money in a broker's hands and wher
he calls for it it is all gone."
It is a foolish girl who will ask hei
ioyr which he likis best, beanty 01
brains. No matter which way be
answers she is sure to get mad.
A romantic New Yorker and hi
I bride will make their bridal trip thi?
MiiM'ner in a cuioo. Ibis is a bat
heginniin; for tin; groom. Whenevei
they encamp be will not only have tc
gather tic wool, but build tho fires.
The habit one.' begun can never bf
A gentleman a! dinner was askec
lo carve a tur'ey. but in doing so th
bird w.i- pivlp;ta,e.l into the lap ol
a young lady silting at the gentio
man's elbow, completely ruining he-ilre-s.
Instead, however, of creat'-Of?
a Ciiiiiiiiotion. the carver merely iv
ii.arkeil: Miss , may I t rouble
von for that titrkevy"'
A Siratttrely Assorted Pair.
When John o'llrien, t he well-knowr
circus man. was in the high tide ot
prosperity, among the attractions it
the retinue of side-shows follow, ig his
tent there was a freak known us
Walter st"Vart. This human mon
strosity was without legs or hands, lait
he had short stubby arms, and it wa
considered an interesting sight to set
lii 111 shave himself by the useofthesi
half-formed Mmbs. Although repul
sive in other nspecls, it was said th;".
Stewart possi sed average intelligence
One season O'llrien a acnmpatiie!
on his tour by a charming and beauti
ful young daughter. Kitty was lie
name, and she was the idol of hei
amusement lov ing parent. He w .ii
worth at least JJVi.n Ml at that tiimi
and he lav ished every a' tention upor
his belove 1 child. Kitty had her ow
will in almost everything. She go
acquainted with the siecshow 111011
st rosily, Walter Stewart, and day aftei
day went surreptitiously to eonverst
with him. At length. bel 'ore the fathei
had the slightst inkling of the coursi
affairs had taken, his daughter ha
become strangely infatuated with am
secretly married the deformed creature
O'llrien, in his anger, cast her com
pletely off. mid never spoke to citho
of the two afterward. Rut Kitt;
clung stoutly to her choice, itiinistei in;
to his wants, accompanying hi:' ii
shows and museums, and to nil appear
ances loving him. They finally ac
quired a competence, settled down, tint
raised an interesting family of well
formed boys and girls.
She Knew Him Too Well.
"Yes," said old Mr. Sqiiaggs, "tin
doctors are getting mighty smart now
a-days. Whythcv've got instrument:
and things made so's they can SC'
clean through you."
"Humph," replied old Mrs. Squag1S
"1 don't see nothing very smart In that
I've seen through you this many
year, and I ain't no doctor neither."
Mr. Sqiiaggs rubbed his bald heat
thoughtfully, and, after a pause, dis
erectly resumed bis reading. .S'odie'.