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l,ITTSB()KO CHATHAM CO., N. C, AUGUST 7, 1884.
The Ashes Upon the Hearth.
went to III old time cut Intro
Wlicrti I dwelt iiii'hildhond iliry;
I looked lliinnuli llirili'ur ul.l window
Thut M't'ineil to retiun my guPf
I sought I' r urine Kwvvt reminder
To hem Imni my I:u e ol birth,
lint nil! there ii'inuineil no token
liut the in-he n nn the houilli.
The ehiiinbfiK were buro und empty,
And the eehiK-s eeemed to )':
"Oh! wheru is t hu bu.-y boaselii'l'l,
Ob! why do the ebil'lren irtay?''
A hr.tii.-h el the veteran oak tree,
'J'liut now wns u eentiiry eld,
Still eurliiiiied ny little window
Ti nt miiTorud the eunset's gold.
I wandered to "niothei's ehiiinber,"
To the room w here father v rate.
No sound briike the inoiiriiliil Miliums
lint the chimney niv;illiw'i note.
Then nniii t .oillit I ho kin ll.'li,
tifiee n I'luee ul'.joy und niirlli,
And ninilit hroiight the p:i.st ht-l.i-i m:
Like the iiMies iion the hearth.
II. av often we meriv Miiiiiv;.ilem.
l-ircur ebe,tiuitHweet und hruivii
Made a lied in the hot "wiHid iislics,"
Willi the liri-iiiil-lri'ilif'ihin.
While the gills pulled nn-hisM' etmd
And tn-si d it with nice on hih,
Ami the X"lden ;pint ninsled
In mi earthen pan near by !
Sim e Iho-e hnv din si. I ehillli 3
It i- tilly veins, ol- inure,
And Ihe ' In iy mid nirls" h.iiesiiilti'ird
To nimiy u distant shoie.
While Mine hir linnd-. civ folded
And shiltci. d In M.lhn l-.nilh,
As I 1m y drojtii away fivm the spirit
Like the ll-lirs lipim the health.
fall anil slender, with a fair, flowcr.
like fare, Monde hair, and eyes as
deeply, darkly bint1, as wild forget-me-not
a, Phyllis Trcseote was a very pn tly
girl, indeed. So. at least, thonglit
Vane Farrar, as he gazed admiringly
down at her, seated mi a inoss
cushioucd hank, over which a giant
monarch of the forest waved its lea'y
brandies in the bright summer suu
'ight. A parly of the young people, who
we re spending the season at Furcka
springs, had taken a fancy to go
lilackberrying.and as usually happened,
Vane Farrar and Phyllis Treseotu
found that their paths lay in the same
I'hyllis had come to laireka Springs
with her aunt,' lor the benefit of the
hitter's rheumatism, and hither Vane
Farrar had followed her, determined,
ere the summer waned, "to put his for
tune to the test anil win or lose it all."
"Fair, fair, with golden hair!" mur
mured the young man, as he watched
I'hyllis ilitting hither and thither
through the gloom-shaded Woodpaths;
ami long before they had reached the
blackberry patch, in what, was known
in the "old Hart mea low," he had per
sua ted her to rest awhile under the
shadowy branches of a magnificent oak
Phyllis looked very fair, with the
sunlight sifting through the leafy foli
age, touching her blonde hair, till it
looked like a skein of gold; and with
his heart in his mouth, Vane Farrar
opened his lips to speak.
"Mis-s Trcseote," ho began, "o1
l'uyllis, if I may dare to call you so, I
must speak now and place my fate in
your hands. I--"
" h, here you are!" cried a gay voice,
and a thicket of leaves, with tangled
grapevines and thorn bushes, was thrust
aside, and (Hive Derringer appeared in
view, "tih, I'hyllis! your aunt has
sent for you to entertain a visitor a
very important personage, 1 should
say. She wants you to c ome immedi
ately. Oh, dear, I'm so tired! I've
hurried over the hills so, to try and
And she threw herself half-breathless
on the mossy cushion, from which
Phyllis had hastily arisen.
"I will go back!" she exclaimed;
"but you and Mr. Farrar stay for the
And she flitted away, before Vane,
too gallant to leave Miss Derringer
alone, could find words to protest.
We had caught a glance from her
eyes, however, and a glimpse of her
rili.mt, blushing face that Idled his
heart with sudden hope - a hope, alas,
which was doomed to wither in the
"I knew she would rather go alone,"
it.ughcd (Hive, fanning her -elf with
her broad straw hat. "Her visitor is
Kiuier Savage; and of course though
two is company, three is none."
'And who may this Mr. Elmer Sav
age be?" asked Vane, in as cool a voice
is he could assume, while his heart
was beating a furious tattoi in his
'Why, don't you know?' asked
Ulive, raising a pair of coquettish,
iusky eyes to her companion's hand
i'jnm face. "Don't you know he's her
ntended? I didn't suppose sho had
ept her engagement a secret from you
ihuugh bh does love to tlirt, poor
"Young ladies do not usually make
Q.e tho conlidtut of their engage
uients," responded Vane, coolly. "But
why do you say 'poor child?' Surely
an engaged young lady is not a subject
"(Ih, but you don t know! Miner
Savage is just as homely; and he's old
too, and as cross as two sticks! Phyllis
kept him on the hooks a good while;
but he's rich as cream, you know, and
so she accepted him. Hut what about
the berries, Air. Farrar? Shall we go
And again the coquettish eyes wero
leveled full at his face; and though
Vane felt as if he had just received a
cold iIdwi'', he rallied his politeness
and made a show of being very atten
tive to Miss Derringer.
"Certainly, if you have rested stifli
eiently," he responded. "Allow me to
carry your basket."
And on through tho dim, gloom,
shadowed path they went; ((live chat
ting gaily and easily, as if quite un
sus icious of her escort's heavy heart.
"So much gained!" she thought, tri
umphantly; "and many a I ca t is
caught in the rebound, they say. I
must make hasle slowly, though, and
give him a chance to get ov:-r the old
love before he is on with the new. If
everything gnei rigl t, I may be 'wooed
an' married, an' it' ' before this season
is over, in spite of Phyllis Trescote's
airs and graces."
Phyllis was sitting at the iloor of
the tent which she and her aunt occu
pied, in preference to taking rooms at
one of the crowded hotels.
"It was so much in ire romantic, to
say nothing of comfort," said Aunt
Kuniee. "At a hotel you nui.-t do as
the rest do, while in a tent you are
free as a lark. You dine when you
please, and not when other folks please;
and when you liav; company, if the
space is rather limited, it's till the
more rosy. Don't you think so, Mr.
"Certainly I do," responds Mr. Sav
age, glancing around the ciiuiiuoiliou
interior of tho tent, which was as pret
tily furnished as any city boudoir
"and, moreover, yuit have the benelit
of fresh air. Witness Miss Phyllis'
cheeks, as Mourning as a uiounlain
Phyllis' cheeks were Hushed, but it
was nut the woodland breezes which
had brought, the scarlet into llieni."
She caught sight of Vane Farrar.
scarcely a do.en yards distant, with
( Hive Derringer clinging to his arm.
her bright face upturned to his, while
he bent his head to hers in a very
They were loitering slowly home
from tho berrying, the half-empty bas
ket on Vane's arm bet raying that some
thing besides picking blackberries had
occupied his day.
Not one glance did he vouchsafe
toward the tent where Phyllis sat,
with burning cheeks and wistful, dis
Three days passed -heart-aching
days for two at least of the parties con
cerned and then Vane Farrar sudden
ly disappeared from the scene, and
Olive Derringer's hopes were in their
turn doomed to be nipped in the bud,
or the time being at least.
liut she was not one to give up the
slego without a struggle, and when,
two years later, she met Vane in St.
Louis, her coquetries were once more
called into play to aid her in becoming
iniBtrcss of his heart and fortune.
"Blackberries! blackberries!" came
in stentorian tones from a fruit-peddler's
Ami Vane Farrar, who was saunter
ing down tho street, felt his nerves
tingle, and his heart beat like a sledge,
hammer For tho moment he was
transported to tho moss-cushioned
bank, with Phyllis Trescote's fair face
half-drooping beneath his gaze.
A few hurried steps, and Vane was
beside the wagon, bargaining for a
l, jx of the purple-ripe fruit.
The old farmer was good-natured
"Mighty line berries, them is," he
asserted. "None o' yer Lawtons,
growed in a garding. Wild black
berries is better-flavored than all yet-
tame ones. Fifty cents a gallon,
square. Hev a gallon boxy"
"Do you gather them yourself ?"
asked Vane, his thoughts still wander
ing to that brief episode, when he had
Het out to gather wild blackberries
with a lighter heart than he had known
in the two years between now and
"(.ether 'em myself? You're right,
squire; me an' tue old woman an' the
youngsters gethered these, 'reptin' a
few gallons Miss Treskit's gal picked "
"Miss Trcseote ?"
Vane was staring eagerly into ;he
sun-browned face now.
"Vus!" returned Farmer Hergatnot.
.'Phyllis Treskit she gethered some of
em, an' begged me to sell 'em fur her.
They air mighty pore, her ati' her aunt,
an' 1 alius accommodate 'em when 1
kin (lit up, ltally!"
"Stop stop!" cried Vane. "Where
how far is it? 1 have a notion to g.
blackbcrrying myself. I would pay
you well, if"
"Oh, you could go along with me if
you're a inind to. Never mind the
pay. I'm a'most sold out now, an'
will be a-starting home in a hour or
two. Jump in, squire, if yer a mind
And Vane jumped in w ithout w ait
ing for a second invitation.
"Two gallons I've picked today,
Aunt Kuniee that'll be a dollar. A
pretty good day's work, isn't it?"
I'hyllis Trcseote flung her calico
sun-lumnet on a chair, and turned,
with the last crimson rays of the set
ting sun lighting up her blonde hair, to
meet not her aunt's faded eyes, but
Vane Farrar's admiring gaze and out
sti etched hand.
It was a poor little room, w ith bare
floor and unpainted walls, but the
clusters of scarlet bean flowers shad
ing the low windows were not bright er
than Phyllis Trescote's checks as she
turned to meet the admiring smile in
Vane Farrar's handsome eyes.
Kxphinutions and apologies were
soon made, and Phvllis learned for the
lirst time of her friend's treachery.
"I was never engaged to Mr. Sav
age," she assured her lover. "And
w hen our fortune took w ings he was
the lirt to desert us."
Miss Olive Derringer was astounded
when she received an invitation to
the wedding reception of Vane and
lint though it was one of the most
brilliant affairs of the season, she was
not one of the guests. Stitiintai,
Itouihay Street Scenes.
liombay, sf.ys a correspondent, hex--
ceedingly interesting to me. I love to
soak my handkerchief in camphor, and
then start oil in the edge of the eve
ning for a long ramble on foot, obliv-
his of the danger from cholera ami
other prevalent pestilences.
Here is a single, lone Chinaman-
he only one I have seen in all hoiubay
who is stopping along to his shot
hop. Here is a group of my estcemec
countrymen, as I immediately gathej
from the gilt inscription, "I'. S. s
Trenton," around their hat bands, am:
also irom their sailor suits. They an
slightly moistened with benzine, I car
see, and I have grave doubts as to tin
nature of their mission ashore; but
they compare so favorably with Hit
men from the llritish ships in conduct
that I do not rebuke Lhem as I tiassbv
Here are some boo' blacks, the lirst. I
have seen since leav'ng San Francisco
Your shoes are always blacked by tin
hotel porter, or the boaiding hoiisi
porter, or the steamer porter in then
Paris, so that the business of the street
urchin is sadly in jured. I do not heai
the familiar American cy, "Shine yci
boots?" These Hindoo bootblack;
should visit New York and see how it
Here a great crowd of natives an
looking off at the sky over the bay. j
look also, but see induing. 1 move or
further until I come in sight of the sea
shore, when I discover thousands anr
thousands of people sitting down anr
gazing at the blank cloudless sky.
lerret out a Parsee (the Parsees alums'
always speak Fnglish) and he explain:
it all to me. This is the lirst day o
the Hindoo Js'ew Year, and it is a great
national custom to look for the new
moon. Alter much looking I diseove,
the queen of night the smallest cres
cent I have ever seen.
The streets are thronged with men
women and children, all attired in cos
tunics that are more showy than any I ,
have ever seen elsewhere in the world
A series of terrific shrieks now risi j
atiovo the babel ot street cries,
elbow my way along to the scene ot
operations and find that a Hindoo is
piercing the nose of one of his daugh
'ers, aged perhaps ten yiars. This ia
of course, a part of every Hindoo girl's
education, but it is a medicine that- i;
not appreciated in the taking. Th
means adopted for performing the
operation are rather primitive. The
child's head is held by ono person,
while another jams the wire of the
jewel through the shrinking cartilage
of the nostril.
Melon ltranrfy. j
The newnst addition to our already
lomr list of intoxicating drinks is
melon bran.lv. M. Levat. a ,,ri,nL.h
chemist, is said to have succeeded in
causing that watery fruit to yield a
potent spirit. He took the juice of
six pounds of watermelon pulp, and,
having added a certain quantity of
free sulphuric arid, he warmed the
mixture, upon which the sugar became 1
tra.isformod into a mixture of glucose, 1'
an. i tui.st-. tins i. iiiuu. i, which
i 1......I . ti.:., !.... ...i.:.. u
ferments directly, yielded ten quarts
of perfectly normal alcohol.
Keccnt statistics give tho number of j
flouring mills in the I'nited States and ;
anada as 25,050.
TKYIXU TO ItKAT NAT I' lit".
ArtlAclal Flower. lmle Hi Ilia Tnii.klr
of nil ;.-II ov Hit i.i,)H Arr li HI.
..v.. .i.... :. .... ..."
said a New York Mnil ami -.'.ryi'ia re
porter who hail raised a .lacqiiemiuot
rose to his nose. "Several persons
have thought it was real," he contin
ued; "well, it is one of the best speci
mens I have seen."
"It must be a delicate business man
ufacturing these flowers?"
"Very, and a business that has im
proved considerably during the last
few years. Nearly all the flowers iim.hI
here are manufact ured in t his country."
"Can you explain how you trans
form ordinary muslin into such delicate
" eriaii.li, .-H into the factory. 1
will show you ev ery part of the per
formance. Step this way;" and the
reporter was shown into a long room
which presented a buy appearance.
Seated at a Ion table that'-extended
down the ceutr-' of the room, were lif
teeti or twenty girls all tm y dipping
and cutting muslin, and iadening it
with u-iri.a in rnri.nia -u iip.aott in.r
., . ' ; '.' .'
!IS it Wert, lit limrlif ill loi.lil u.ill(
lovely rose or delicate lily.
It used to he tie custom to manu
facture tha floral designs from a mate
rial called rhill'iui.liut tha'jis too expen
sive an article to compete in the pres
ent market, .soordiuary Victoria lawn
is substituted. liiii is lirst of all
soaked in water to shrink it and then
stretched on a frame to dry. When
dry it is folded so as to make about
sixteen thicknesses and it is ready to
cut for any flower we waul.
"Now suppose we make the most
popular decoration of the present day,
the snowball," said the manufacturer,
und he took a scollop, circle-shaped
steel die and cut out of the muslin
sixteen pieces iit each bpiw of the
mallet. Tho pieces were placed in
alcohol and tinge I in the centre to give
them the natural tint of the flower.
Alter drying them, each of the scallops
i is twisted and about twelve pieces
I strung together by passing a wire
through the centre. A little paste is
added and in less time than it takes to
relate, the snowball is ready to adorn
some lady's Unmet.
"Wl.itt are the mint ditlieult flowers
i to manufacture':
"Well, the rose, I suj.j. ise, or the
mignonette. Allthosotli.it have line
petals cause more or less trouble. The
manufacture of leaw s is a little differ
ent. They are cut in a similar way
out of green muslin and then put in
a press to stamp on the veins. '1 be
! color is put on with a stencil and dyes.
and ea. h leal is dipped into wax and
I dried. F cry loaf and petal is handled
i separately, so that will give you an
! idea of tho work accomplished. Fash-
! ions are constantly changing and
prices vary from twentv cents to 'J.M)
j a flower."
"Are not the dyes used very injuri-
Not at all. Taris green was used
in the old times, but now it is dispensed
with and ordinary aniline dyes substi
tuted. Wages? Some people have an
idea that girls barely earn a living.
Wo pay three cents a gross for stamp
ing leaves. That appears very little
when you know every leaf is stamped
separately, bnl an accomplished hand
will stamp fifteen or twenty gross in
an hour, and working nine hours a
day will give about 1, Not bad pay,
Hismarek's Supers) it inns.
After the battle of (iravelotte,
writes Moritz Hindi in Jlnrp-r's Mnin-
ini; there was some speculation one
day at dinner as to what would bo the
result of a complete conouest of
i France, and the chancellor concluded
: an exposition of his views on the sub
; jeet with the words: "But we should
not speak of the bearskin before we
have shot our bear. I admit that 1
am superstitious in these matters."
Perhaps something crossed his mind
aiiou' tho grudge of the old flreck
gods. "There are not thirteen of us
for dinner?" inquired his cousin.
Count liisniarck-Iiohlen, counting
th.i I'tiinrs mi, ilav tit Itliuii.w 'Y.t
objection to that." Another time.
w hen there were really thirteen of us
at table. 1 drew the attention of Huelier,
who sat beside me, tn tho fact. Hut
h H' "lot to say anything about
it, us it would put the chief into low
spirits. On the Uth of October, s7h
lieneral Hover met the chancellor at
Versailles to negotiate on behalf of
Haaine. Hut Hisniarck does not seem
to have arranged anything definitely
ivith him on that da v. He asked in
he bureau what day of the month i;
I'hrt 11th, vour excellency."
The llth! That was Hochkirch and
lena. No business should beconclud -
! Hi i n that ilav!" Perhaps it occurred
o him, too. that this llth of October
a " Friday. In lHoJ he writes from
tflankenburg to his wife: "Iliad not
I as good spurt at l.rt.liugeii this time'
as I had three vears ago. It was
i ,. . ' n !
rulav! And ill the Mill.c vear 111).
I ... , . . .. ,, ,, , , '
' w rt('s t'J her Iroiii llalle: "I kept cog-
i itating all during the journey yester-
i day whether, after all, it were not Fri
day. It was a dies nel'astiis at any
rale." In proof ol which he goes on
to mention a series of small discom
forts experienced en route, such as an
inn infested with bug, "infamous
coll'ee," Jew p ddl rs, "some 'princess
es' from the Ifce.icnjasse," and an ob
trusive privy councillor ( grheiiiirai h )
who traveled in tho same coupe.
When the title of "count" was about to
be offered to him, he hesitated for a
longtime whether or not he should
accept it; for he knew that a number
of Pomeranian families which had ac
quired the title ha-l heroine evtinci in
a coui aratively short space of time.
"Tin! country can not afford it," he re
marked, when mentioning the matter.
( in the evening of the 2 id of Novem
ber, ls7n, as we were sitting at tea in
Versailles, he began to speak about his
death, and state I definitely the age to
which it as appointed that he should
attain, and the year in which it. was
appointed that he should die. "I
know it." he insisted, when I rennm
st rated with him on the subject; "it i
a mystic number." Seven years later,
at Yarin, he repeated t!.e same assur
ance, to the narrator of this remarkable
circumstance, but added, "Hod, how
ever, only knows."
I'liltinir Cameo Portraits.
"Yes, sir, I am tho artist who cut
it," said the tali, shaggy-bearded, el
derly man with weary eves. II usi-i
cameo a trifle larger t han a silver dol
lar. The likeness - that of a well,
known man was very good, and tin
detail and finish of the work seeinei
lo the unskilled and uncritical report
ori.il mind very clever.
"I am one of the few cameo cutter.
in America," said the old man, "and
except a bare few.they all do as I do
travel from city to city and solicit or
tiers. 1 have cut about 'Jon cameos it
Chicago. I cut over oull in M. I.ouis
an I did the best of all in New York
and Philadelphia. Though I did mil
while there cut very many cameos, I
made the most money in Cuba. Th
Cubans were willing to pay lii erally
much more o than the people of this
"Jlowdol work? I have a few
more tools than the lirst cutters am
gravers did -those who lived in an
cient liome but not many. My tools
are simple, hardly worth description.
A few sharp-edged tools, a little em
cry, oil. and polishing instruments--that's
all. Where do 1 get the stone
I use? It is more properly a slull
since only a few people will pay
enough to warrant the imi of onyx. I
get it from a certain pari of (iermauy.
The outer layer is white, and out oi
this lent the profile, cutting away tin
white part until I reach the black
lower layer. It takes me about a week
to finish such a head as this, and for I
I get about It is not what you
may call an easy trade. It is bard or
Ihe eyes, hard on the patience, ban
on your chances of becoming indepen
dent. "Are American profiles good suit
jeets? The best in the world as a rule.
Their features - especially young worn
en's ai d girls' features art! distinct
clear, you might say sharp. hih
there is hardly one type of beauty tha1
is widespread, there are thousands o
beautiful women and men, too, in this
land, whose features it is a pleasim
lor an artist to transfer to thiseve;.
lasting stone, even if his reward i.
only slight." I
i'lie Dimensions of Heaven.
The followiug paragraph cut it In'
"The dimensions of heaven." is fron
Lewis's Penny Headings"; "And hi
measured the city with a reed, 1'.ihi
furlongs. The length and breadtl
and height ot it are equal." - Kev. xxi
li. Twelve thousand furlongs eqiia.
7,t2O,0tH feet, which, being cubed
Reserving half of this space for tin
throne and court of Heaven, and hall
the balance for streets, we have the tc.
inainder of l'Jl.HiS.J'.i.'.iiiKi.iiiMi.iiiHi.
iHH cubic feet. Divide this by PMi.
the cubical teet in a room sixteen leet
square, and there will be .'lti.:12l,!5l:i,
7'iO,Oi)i l,i Mill rooms. We will now sup
pose the world always did and always
will contain . .im ,ot i ) inhabitants,
and that a generation lasts .'!! l-:
years, making in all 2,o70,Oiii,hiii,ihm
every century, and that the world will
stand l()i ,i in (.in ll vears, or IrtiHt centu
ries, making in all 2.07(I,(nki,(hiii,ikiii
Inhabitants. Then suppose them
were 1 1 m i worlds equal to this in the
number of inhabitants and duration
of years, making a total of 2,,.'7'.i,MH,
Oiil,lNi),Oil. persons; and there would
be more than a hundred rooms sixteen
feet square for each person.
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(iiteuiber. 1 notice I two little bovson
.,;,. Wily t Hl.,.
The small one
'Ulnbled and I'rll; ami though he was
lot much hurt, he began to w hine in a
'jabyi.sh way not a regular roaring boy
ry, as though he were half killed, but
a little cross bine.
The older boy to .1; his hand in a
in.l and fatherly way. and said:
"Oh, never iii 1 1 1 . 1 . .limiiiv, don't
1 whine; jt js
gn-at deal better to
And he beg.in in Ih
rirst wav a i
Jimmy tried to join tho whistt
" 1 can't whist lo us nice as
Charlie," said he, " my
pin ker lip good."
"( h, that is because ymi
got all the whine out yet," :
lie; but ymi try a nuiiuti
whistle will drive t lie whim
So he did; and the Ja-t
heard of the .little fellow,
whistling away as earnestly
I s.nv i
ns t Ioiiil
that was the
lit Cli'l ol llll
The l.t'vi'ti'l .. il l Hi.- It ile.
A l.cw rct, ..lie day, bounding acn
a pasture, suddenly came upon
strange and hideous .ibje. t such as
had never heloiv beheld. While
stood riveted to the so it. Willi I
two bovs cam
One of tin-in ll. 1 1 1 " the 1il
object, and the Leveret, as In
awav, heard him exclaim.
Charley, here's the Kite."
! When til ' Leveret rca. h 'd bis nest
he cried out l i lie- old hare, his
tlli.tlier, ' ( Hi, in dlii'l. mother, I have
seen a Kit" '."
"Then let us all be truly grateiu'
that you are alive and sale." repbe.
the mother; "toi tbos. Kites arc blood
thirsty and w irked things, who think
no more of killing and devouring ;
young Leveret than ymi or I would o'
eating a brad of . h. or."
"Oh-h h ugh h'" cried
Hare, trembling. "I am
awav. 1 thought it nni-t
tlic lit 1 1 1
glad I rai
be a w ickec
', with it!
. luv heal
thing, it looked so ugly
great big eyes as larg.- a
"My child' my child'
dulge in su- li i v.iggor.ition." ;-ai
"Hill thev Here, ma. and il
great big sharp teeth, and a tail a
1-iug as long oh. a. twenty row":
"1.1'Hy!" continue 1 the parent,
".I list as I am rebuking y. hi for exag
gerating, you add b your ill behavioi
thr sin of untruthfulness. I h.iu
seen Kites, and kn iw perl. '.-tly well
What they are like. Their eyes art
not so large as mir own. and their
tails trnt much lotig.-r: und as to tci ih
they have none at all. but only a shai'i
hook at the end of their nose, w it I,
which they tear honest folks to pieces
I am grieved to see this spirit of exag
geration, and in order to .heck it
shall punish you severely." saving
this, she began to calf the poor litth
Leveret soundly about the ears.
She was. however, soon stopped by a
hoarse voice, and looking up. beheld
an old liav ell, w ho thus addressed
"Mop beating that little thing. I
have beard all your conversation, and
know very well that the Kite your soli
speaks ol is a very .lill'eiciit thing tn
t!:i one ymi are thinking of
II is male out of paper
and sticks and string by human
children, and they tly it in the air by
means of a long piece nf twine."
"Hut I never saw or heard of such r
Kite in all my iifr."
Wry likely not," retorted the
Haven, "liut that only shows yoiif
The old Hare's ears dropped, and she
slunk away to h.-r nest, luartily
ashamed of her conduct.
Moi;.t.. We should be very sure
of the meaning which others attach to
their words belore we. sit in judgment
upon them, lest we
o them grievous ;
wrong, or perhaps expose our own
ignorance. Ilnrni's Ymi;i '.''..
The Oeties id Mellimlist bishop..
In the Methodist Fpiscopal church
the bishops preside in the annual con
ferences, divide the conferences into
districts am! appoint a presiding eld
over each, as well as itx the appoint
incut of the preachers, allowing none
except in certain cases made and pro.
vided, to remain more than three years
out of six in the same appointment.
They decide all law questions in the
it 1 1 1 n ill conference, and travel at large
.through the connection, overseeing its
temper il and spiritual busine
a year the bishops meet and make a
plan for a time of meeting for the an
nual conferences and designate with h
al their number shall preside over tin.
general coiilereiires. and under no eir-
iiiiiHtani-es can they vote either in ;h
u'eneral or inniial conferences. ,,;.
An I .iv lll-h Itoy.
Our I my u.i- ill an I lli- iloeior .-.ill- d in;
II.- h ll lii- pnl-e. I. mi lii- ew- o..k. - I l.rifiht
U .11 III tool -1 ,j 1 1 ll,
All. I he uli! U-lill
a do-.- ol oil.
We prepared tin m Imih and to illn- went,
'( ouio. dilllilli.'. lake it like II lllllll "
I 1 1, -look, d up -mil in;; an I said Ma ilium,
! I'll he i,oo, as I Cilll."
I Then he iliii-tv hi- hand- iir.intel hei neek
! And ulii-percd a. he ki-ed her .
j " 'm ,.,, so I'll ke the I'itll
I And ,'ie the oil lo -i-lel.
Ait Villi. Jviii llll'.
The dentist deserves well of his par
ty. lie is always ready to take the
Familiarly do. s imt always breed
contempt. For instance, there is the
girl and ice cream.
"This is a warm wave," said tho
liiiin vv hose irale wife flaunted a ho'
lire shovel in his face.
" 1 am a man of enter-pries," re
marked tho burglar as ho inserted his
jimmy into the sale lock.
The young man who went to tha
picnic with the deliberate intention of
making a mash, in ado one. Ile mash
ed a pie.
In the bright lexicon of our girls,
during the icecream season, there isn't
any such ev pressiiin as "No, I thank
fill. i Wheeler asks in a frenzy: " Is
there anything higher than a boy's am
bition, that w inge'h away to the sun
riven skies-" Did Klla ever timidly
inquire the price of the liiht strawber
ries ol g tith' spring?
"If I were in California,' said a
y oung fop in company the other even
ing, "1 would waylay some miner with
a bag of gold, knock out his brains,
gather up his gold and run." "I think
you would do better to gather up the
brains," quietly responded a young
The.vg.it mad at each other on the
way home from school, and as one of
them turned in at her stiert she called
nut: "Humph' Who cares for you?
We arc going to hav e t he elect l ie light
in our housf. You d. isn't!" "Why?"
"'Cause it would show the pimples on
your fa e!"
( rime livpiiseil.
Vy a few mouths ago the papers
gaie an instance of the act it cues of a
l-'rem h detective. A loan bad ni'irder-
ed his I al inpauioii and buried
her body in a cellar. The corpse was
discovered, and the in in said that the
woman had killed herself by falling
down stairs, and that he had burie I
her secretly, f aring to be accused ot
her death, lb' asserted that this "acci
dent" took place in the autumn, in
October. 'I he detective observed the
traces of smoke on the ceiling. " Ynu
hill a candle when you buried tin
body," he remarked, and was answer
ed in the atlirniative. "And you say
you only enttred this cellar on that
I'M' day in October?" 'I he suspected
in in again averrelit. "You a re speak
ing falsely," retorted the detective, and
showed the murderer, between the
crevices of the ceiling, the half con
sun ed larva-of certain insects which
only lay in the spring, and which bad
been burnt l y his candle at the timt
when he had actually buried bis vie
tun. How often has a clever forgery
been defeated by solil.' krell observer
who noticed some very trilling over,
vjgi.i tit Uie. sliilful fraud. Forged
v-ii'.'.i v-.ava been found mil from the
water-mark of the paper not tallying
with their dale. TIhto is a story of a
forged will being propounded in a
French court, und the forgery was so
skilful that il appeared impossible tn
deny the document's aul hen1 icity,
though certain circunist.ii cos caused
its genuineness to be sieq . ct I. It
Wiis drawn, not on ordinal y paper, but
on the back of a map of France pro
fessedly over a century old. The name
of the publisher of tho map w;n in thu
corner, together with the date, and the
; words, "Oengr.ipher to thu king.'
1 Though Ih.' relatives who were injured
by the will fell convinced that a fraud
j was being practiced upon them, re lies'
j seemed hopeless. Hut a clever lawyer
j discovered that, at the time of the sup
I posed publication of the map, tho
dignity of "lieograpler to the king's
i had not 1 u conferred upon the inap-
j maker. The name was correct, thai of
i a well-known publisher of charts in bis
day, and he had 1 ecu permitted to
assume the title the forger had added,
but not till some years after the date
of the forged map. Investigations
clearly proved that the geographer
never assumed the title till it was
legally conferred upon bun, and never
afterward published a map without
I Iding il; the ma
is well as the will
j written upon its back, was a forgery,
detected by an observer of cuumal
acuteness. l.tmitoit sluitil'inl.