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PITTSBOKO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, AUGUST 14, 1884.
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The busy i-iirccr;
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Of sell to MIL'S .-ilit'io
"lis ilio In. ink's mo. ion,
t 'ii-ur w itliout t-trile
IT';li( to ocean.
Alter this life.
' J in lov ing innl seivini:.
'I'Iid highest mill heM ,
"lis onward, unswerving,
Ami this is true rest.
'tne Captain's Umbrella.
Captain Fortescue danced for the
lest part of one happy evening with
the prettiest girl of tlio season. Ami
the gallant captain fell desperately in
love with her. lie went homo in tho
bright mibtinesH of an e.irly summer
morning in a high fever of excitement,
for he lielieved that Miss Uraeegirdle
viewed him with considerable favor.
The next afternoon ho went to call
on her. She seemed to him even more
lieaittiful in the daylight and a simple
dress; he became momentarily more
and more in love. And now he fancied
that not 'only Miss ISracegirdlo, but her
mother, regarded him with kindly eyes
In that cas" he had but to go in ami
win. lie resolved so to do, ami left the
house so full of his passion and his
thoughts that he forgot- his umbrella!
This was no unusual circumstance.
Captain I'ortesi'ii" was given t j forget
ting his umbrella, and leaving it in n
hpusoiii cab or any other convenient
place. Thus it happened thai this
which he ha I now left was the only
one he possessed. The net day h
knew Miss Uraeegirdle was going to an
afternoon fete at the Hotanieal Hardens),
lie intended to liiect her tlieie. lint it
was showery, thunderous weather, and
he felt that to visit the Botanical lar
dens without, an umbrella would be
dangerous and dillloiilt. Ilesiles, an
umbrella is i: i -i admirably useful dur.
ing the pin f a love alfair.
lie had lean i by accident that the
Itraeegirdli's were going out shopping
in the morning. Mo determined, there
fore, to call and ask the housemaid to
give Iii in his umbrella. This seemed
exceedingly simple, but luck was
against Captain Fortesuue. The maid
who admitted him on the day before
had this very morning departed in a
four-wheeled cab with two bor mi
the top of it, h'T 'month" being "up."
A new maid had taken her place - one
of a less smiling disposition than th"
"I called hero yesterday afternoon.' j
said thecaptaiu. "and left my umbrella, i
will you let me hae it V I
Sunn thing in the stirnnc-s of tho
(yes which 'cre upon him made liim
falter before he had said the last word j
of his request; it suddenly occurred to i
him that he might find it a little dilH- ;
cult to prove that the umbrella in ques
tion Wits indeed his own.
"Xo, thank you," said tho maiel.
Tve had enough o that at my lust
place. I'm not going to gel into
trouble here, lietter lake to an honest j
trade, young man." With w hich piece
of advice she shut the door in Captain
l'ortescii"'s face, leaving the ollieer as
tonished, quenched and crest-fallen,
lie went straightway and bought a new
umbrella. Armed with this, and ad
mirably at tin d in other respects, lie
went to the liotanical Hardens, w here
he met Miss Uraeegirdle, who seemed
more beautiful, more charming and
more graceful than ever.
As soon as seemed at all decent he
ailed again, ft cling very contented
w ith himself and his fate. Hut when
he asked whether Mrs. Rr.icegirdlo was
Ttlioine and the stern maid eyed him
for a silent awful instant, his spirits
".She is not," said the maid, and shut
:he door with an abruptness that gave
dm a singularly disconsolate feeling.
When, about an hour later, the ladies
amo in and the maid brought them
ioine tea, she said to Mrs. Uraeegirdle;
"If you please, ma'am, that young man
las ben lu re again who came one day
.vith (he u nibreila dodge. Ho asked if
,'oti were at home of course he knew
roil were not - and I suppose he had
lorn e plan for getting into the house,
'Hit I shut the door in bis face and
.vould not listen."
"That's right. Eliza, "said Mrs. Itrare
;irdle, "never give them a chance to go
nside the hall. There's been too much
if that stealing of coats and umbrella51
n this neighborhood; it never would
lappen with a sensible housemaid.
Master Harry leaves his things hang
ng in the hall, so that it would be quite
asy to carry off a coat or umbrella, if
roil left the man there alone only for
4 minute. If he is so impudent as to
:ome again, the moment you seo who
it is shut the door."
The next afternoon was Mrs. Rrace
jylrdle's "day at home." Capt. Fortescue
had not intended to go then; lie w ant
sd the lovely Mi9s Rraeepirdle to him
Milf. not tiiirroundetl by a crowd of ad.
mirf . hfi as he had not boen able to
see f.ei tne day before, he determined
to brave the crowd, and be content if
he got but one smile all his own. And
sj he presented himself once more at
Mrs. Jiraeegirdle's door, this time
knowing her to be within. Hut when
it was opened and he confidently framed
the phrase, not as a query, but an asser
tion, "Mrs. Uraeegirdle at homey" and
proposed immediately to enter, the
maid said shortly, "No, she is not," and
quickly shut the door upon him.
So words can describe his feelings.
He stared blankly at the liandsom0
door, well shut a. id liiln, that suddenly
had closed upon him and separated him
from his love. What could this awful
thing mean? Had Mrs. Uraeegirdle
heard .something false, of course, and
uttered by some other base admirer of
her daughter which bad leai'.i! her
take this cruel step? It was impossi
ble to guess. It was impossible to
knock again and ask; it was ridiculous
to stand staring at the door. He turn
ed to descend the steps and walked
down the street.
Hefore he had gone half way he met
a hated rival, a very line fellow, whom
he had only begun to hate in the last
three or four days, since he had noticed
that Miss Uraeegirdle sometimes gave
him very charming and encouraging
glances. Captain Fortescue walked on
slowly and listened fur the confident
rut-a-tat-tat of his rival. He heard it,
listened and looked back. The door
j opened anil the visitor instantly ad-
The unhappy man who had been
l turned away from that same en' ranee,
s'gbed heavily and went away down
! the sunny street, hanging his head,
j lie told himself that it would be only
j a fool or a madman who could pretend
i to misunderstand so plain a refusal us
! this. Perhaps it was meant kindly, he
I thought, and groaned at the thought.
! Miss Ilracegiiille was nocoqiutte, and
diil not care to have men oiler her their
j 'ove w hen she bad no intention of ac
cepting it. lie was so desperately
enamored of her thai he busied himself
in trying to see this cruel cut as a kind
dee I. His hope-, were gone; but he
fmild not bear so suddenly to lose his
idol. lie determined he would not
worry her by his tin welcome presence
w here she could not easily avoid him,
nor permit himself to be laughed at by
his suece-stni rival. .-o lie cxcn.s.r.1
himself from certain engagements at
holies where he knew he should meet
her. He gave up dancing and took to
"Mamma," said Miss liraeeginlle one
day, "doesn't it seem mid that forlhrcc
weeks Capt. ForU.seuo has not called?"
"It does,"sail Mrs. Uraeegirdle; "and
yet, when I come to think of it, we
have not met him out anywhere, either.
He mii.-l be ill, or more likely he has
gone out of tow n He will call when
he conies back."
This she said, noting that her daugh
ter looked a little pale and out of sorts.
Iiut, secretly, she was uneasy herself.
Capt. l'ortescuo lad shown signs of
being so hut
wooer that it seemed
very improbable he would leave town
w ithout a word to them. At the next
opportunity she quietly made some in
quiries about him, and learned that
Capt. Fortescue was neither ill nor out
of town. This was bad news, indeed;
for -Mrs. Uraeegirdle knew perfectly
well that her daughter's heart was
seriously tin 'bed; and, as Capt. For
tescue was perfectly "eligible," all had
promised fairly. Now thai fair prom
ise was destroyed. There was nothing
to be done, except try, by other dis
tractions, to erase th 'impression which
Captain Fortescue had made. Mrs.
Uraeegirdle devoted herself to her
daughter more tenderly than ever, and
the girl understood her.
Amid all the gayety and the many
engagement i w hich came with every
i'iiy. there was a melancholy about the
hou.-,e which had never been there
before. It was impossible for them to
banish it altogether. Even Master
Harry, a cheerful youth of II, became
aware of it at las', and declared liis
sister was not "half as jolly as she used
to be." ( ne day .when his mother and
sister were taking a quiet half hour
beforedressing for dinner, he came into
the room carrying an umbrella.
"I say, mother, this umbrella's been
in the stand for a month. The fellow
it belonged to has forgotten all about
it, I expect; don't you think I might
"Isn't it yours?" said Mrs. Hrace
g'rdle, "I gave you a silver-haUed
one last year."
"Oli, 1 lost that long ago," replied
the youth coolly, "and 1 may as well
have this instead. It's like mine, but
ever so much more a welter. There's a
n.tme engraved on it; but I could have
that scratched out."
"Let me see tho name," said Mrs.
Rracegirdle. She took it and read
An odd look came over her face.
She Raid nothing for a moment, but
seemed plunged in thought; then she
rose and went down stairs to the din-,
ing room. She rang the bell, and the
stem-eyed maid appeared. ...
"Elia."' she said, "can you remember
the appearance of that young man who
came one day and asked for an um
brella? He came twice, 1 think yoii
said, and asked for me the mm-oiiiI
time. Will you describe him if yor
"lie was quite a gentleman to look
at, ma'am," said Elia; "but this sort
mostly are. Tall and broad-shouldered,
and military looking, with b'uo eyes,
very short fair hair, and ajlong, heavy,
"That will do, Elia," said Mrs.
lira- egirdle, "you can go."
As soon as Elia ha 1 left the room,
Mrs. P.raecgirdle sat down a.id wrote
n note. Then she tore it up and wrote
another, which was meivly an informal
invitation to lunch the next day.
Then she called Harry down to her.
"Harry," she said, "I want you to go
to Captain rorteseue's rooms, and take
this note and the umbrella. See him
if you possibly can and try to explain
about this unhappy umbrella and that
wretched, stupid Elia."
Then she' told Master Harry the
story, at which he laughed immensely.
"Now, you must not laugh, but think
how you can do the tiling u cely
I Larry. You can manage it admirably
ifyoitrhooe. It is too absurd to pul
oilpaper. Ami make Captain Fortesciif
promise to como to lunch, just toslwu
he bears no malice."
Harry put on his best manners, ane
accomplished his task we 1, though Ik
felt much aggrieved at having to give
up the umbrella. Captain Furtcscin
came to lunch, and this time Elia ad
mitted him, and blushed as she did so
- l.Hiiilnn World.
The Soul Idle of Hie Alaska Waters,
Prof. Elliott tells us that the fur
seals which repair to tie- islands of St
Paul and St. tieorge, of the Pribylm
group, are in numbers almost fabu
lous. They go to land to shed fur am
hair and to breed. The-seal life o
that legion is classified under the lam'
of fur-seal, sea-lion, the hair-seal, am.
the walrus. if the true fur-seal, tin
professor goes solar as to say thai
there is iioother animal known lo man
superior to this from a purely physical
i.tint ,,!' viuif, mid few crcut llt'Oa ev.
Iiibit so high an order of instinct, ap
proaching even to intelligence. A
male is in his prime at six or seven
years, measures iil-Jio 7 I -J feet in
length, and weighs at least I'M pounds,
some reaching li Hi pounds. The com
paratively small head is almost all oc
cupied by the brain; the large blueish
hazel eyes alternately burn with a re
vengeful, passionate light, then sud
denly change to the tones of tenderness
and good nature. When it seeks the
land it is in its fattest condition. In
from six weeks to three months the
supcriluoiis fal is consumed
by self-absorption, and the bones
show under the shrunken skin. It does
not seek the place of its biith, but aims
for land w ithout regard for special lo
cation. The seal-weather is the "fog
gy, humid, oozy damp of summer, '
and about the lirst of June the males
seltct their positions, after the most
extraordinarily brutal contests which
man can witness. The females arrive
a few weeks later. The body is cover
ed with two coats, the short, crisp
overhair concealing the s.'.ft-, elastic
fur. In contrast w ith that of the males
the behavior of the females is describ.
ed as of "exceeding peace and dove
like amiability." The females are four
to four and a half feet long, and more
shapely than the males. They do not
have protracted fasts like the males,
and have no great masses of blubber to
sustain fasting. Soon after they give
birth they leave tin ir young on the
ground and go to sea for food, return
ing perhaps next, or not for several
days, in the meantime speeding to dis
tant fishing-hanks to satiate their hun- j
gcr. The hea 1 and eye are exeeedinir- j
ly beautiful; the expre-sion is leally
attractive, gentle, and intelligent. The
large, lustrous, blue-black eyes arc hu
mid and soft, with the tenderest ex
pression, while tho small, well-formed
head is poised as gracefully on her
neck as can well be imagined. She is
the very picture of benignity and sat
isfaction when she is perched upon
some convenient rock and has an op
portunity to quietly fan herself, the
eyes half-closed, and the head thrown
hack on her gently-swelling sh mlders.
Prof. Elliott declares that he never
saw any driving of the yotmtr pups
into the water by the old ones, in order
lo teach them to swim, as certain au
thors have positively ailirmed. The
pups blunder into the wafer awkward
ly, and become (he most experv swim
mers only .after many discomfitures.-.
San Frit in ixnt llnlitin.
The laws of lihotle Island require
that a naturalized citien, in ad bii u
to' the qualifications required of na
tives, shall oan r-al slate aboe in
cumbrances of the value of ifl'll,
LOOKS T FAMILY FACLS.
flow He rotuulercil after Wading through
Twenty-nine of its Fages.
Oh, yes. I said, I always enjoyed
looking at photograph-!. Photographs
and autographs 1 just dote I on. I had,
myself, a large collection of the auto
graphs of eminent tradesuiei, mostly
local, to which I was daily adding,
paydayly, that was, explains ibirdctte-
she was a serious sort of a woman'
Mrs. Scjuaretop, and never smiled at
my feeble joke as she handed me the
album to look over uii'i her husband
came in from the held. I had just en
gaged summer board.
I am a man accu domed to family
photographs. Vou can't fool me on
them. 1 have sat up with them from
Halifax to Denver and 1 know them
bv name and si-jht. Pa and ma, and
that's grandpa and that's grandma and I,, wl-n ,,x:ill!ill(.,, bt.f,,r(, t,
here's Unci.. Oeorgo and this , ni.l!fWr.tU. K:lvi. iW a r,.ilsM ,r hi,
is an aunt of pa's, she's vt-ry t.rllllt. lhat tu,. IMHr.l..r.l wouiaii lml
wealthy and has no children and pa is j ,,.,,.,, n),m )() nu).si, ,,is ,)rthor
her favorite, nephew; and this is awl ws ., , ,,v wor.in
young lady I went to school with and ; t.h:miS HJi(il ,)hjJi ,..,,,,,, ,lis ,,,,,,
this is brother Henry and this isc.usiu !.,.,.,. irl. , ll;mtlns , t.K,
Sue and this is Aunt Ilatlie's baby and
this is a young man Henry went to
school w ith, and do vou know
this is? Ah, you, now 1 won't listen
to another word, it ain't a bit like me
anyhow, it's horrid, and this is pa's
clei k and this is- -te, he, he -a young
man- no, I won't ted you his name. he
lives in Kickapoo, and this is - oh, my
son, you can't strand me on photo,
graph alliums. I know just where the
family ends aiw 'lie strangers li'e in
So I praised everybody's ugly, llat,
expressionless, staring, stupid mug in
Mrs. Squantop's album, and I hit
everything all right on the lirst and
second quarter, and w as coining along
splendidly, ami drew up on the stran
gers just about in sight of the distance
poi, ami i usually leel a utile tired
then, and rest myself on the strangers.
"And who," I said, airily, "is the
placid old female who had her lace
ironed out while it was soft?"
"That was Mr. rsquaivtop's mother,"
Mrs. Squaretop -aid, half smiling, and
1 felt elated, r.vidcitly tin- old lady
was not so placid as sh" looked.
"And old 'llefore tailing.'" 1 said,
"this lorlorn oi l ghost pis disappear
ing into Ids shady collar?"
That was Mr. Sqiia-etop's great un
cle, a grand old man, one of the signers
of the declaration of independence.
That is, he would hae signed it, she
explained, only the soliciting commi'-
tee got all the signatures they wanted
just before they got to him. 1 had
struck a snag, but not a bad one. The
uncle was out. of place, anyhow, lie
ought to be run dow n. I laughed and
"This old boy who has just been
blown up in a powder mill- .lid his
friend know that he contemplated
this photograph?" j
That was her father's cousin who j
was very dear to her. II has always j
been considi re I by g o I judges an ex-!
cellent picture. She said it again, and J
left out the good an I pi n ed the em-!
phasis on plain, iiiiadornel judges, j
So i.elmw I wished she wouldn't.
1 next found a "pirate stricken with
remorse," w hich proved to be her half-1
brother, whom she loved more dearly!
than any of her own brothers.and then !
I tried to even up by praising the!
angelic face on the opp isite page. Ah.
there was a lace for a man to love!
there was a countenance to shine in a
man's home and his heart like sun
light -ah h!
It was Mr. S piaretop's lirst wife.
Then I went al it again and tried to
check the falling thernu'iiieter ley say
ing lhat the imbecile with the curly
lia r would tool, less like an ass if he
had simply had his hat photographed,
as that was evidently what he had
borrowed thai silk tile lor, but as the
imbecile was Mrs. S.piarctop's dearest
cousin, it was a failure, and I set I led
down for a final elTort on "the squab
with the snub nose," and wondered
if he had as many luaius as he ha I
buttons and freckles, adding that it
was marvelous how aw fuliy black
red hair always look in a photograph
It was Mrs. Squaretop's eldest son,
now at West Point, and I was
greatly relieved by the opportune
"litrance of Mr. Sijuaretop, Sr., at
!h;U moment. He bowed and 1
waited for an introduction. I got
"This was Mr. ah - - -" she said.
"Fcatln rly," 1 said, bow ing.
"I.ea1 tier'iead," she accepted svveet
y; "he came to look at the two rooms
n tho south wing, but I think they
ft ill hardly suit him. They arc scarce
ly airy enough.
1 didn't want them to think I was
-tinning away or was frightened, and
mi I saiiutcn d down the road after 1
laid good bv, willi slow motions, but
taking awful stnd So I wasn't live
hundred yards down (he road before
Mr. Soiiareton emerged over the ni
chard fence, calling on me to stop a
minute. He might as well have asked
me to stop a whole week. A man clad 1
in the habiliments of the plowboy is
not ai rayed for a foot-race, and before
I was quite across the county line he
hail given up the chase.
I still retain unimpaired my exi el
lent voice for photograph albums, but
1 have no patience with peop'e who
seatttr their relatives all the way
through them. What shall it profit a
visitor if he wade safely and gracefully
through twenty-nine pages, and then
founder in a hundred and thirty
fathoms on a lirst cu-in or an only
son? Jin i (.'.v.
Some Mexican Siiperstilimis,
Not long ago, in one of the frontier
towns of Mexico, a man shot a defense.
les old woman down in the street in
brad daylight. He was captured
with his carbine in his ham)
j advantage of by evil disposed persons
i who. disguised as women, irlide about
; ,i... ' i. . 1 , i. ...
i in; niii'iii us n.-tiiicu jm.mii lliojrsiilliui
' by any passers-by. These phantom;
haunt graveyards, and grown met
Will gravely fell you of "ph ilitasiiiiis,'
as I hey call them, seen at or near tin
spot where men have been murdered
These generally beat the form of mer
lying dead, weltering in their blood
Those that recount you these tales af
feet not to believe in the existence o'
spirits, but one can see that although
like Mine, do stael, not believing ii
gh 'sts, they are alraid of them ail the
At Pueblo a man went before om
of the judges and asked pr itectior
1 from a disear led sweetheart who, hi
j declared, had made an image the ex
, act representation of him, and whicl
! was carefully dressed in clothe!
like those he wore, and thai
I she stuck pins in the iirins and lei's ol
this puppet, which act caused him flu I
most awful tori ores, fearful iaim
. sliuot iii.'r llipi.niili the liorlioiw of hi
j body corresponding to tho.-e in whicl I
: the pins were stuck on the puppet. lit '
j had dragged to court the woman, auc
actually bore the puppet in his ham::
as proof of what he said. Hepropoaet; '
I o iles! roy t his uncomfortable pirated!
I edition of himself, and only asked thai
j the judge would prevent the vvomai; i
j from making another one. j
The superstitions, of lourse. give I
I rise to a considerable I rathe in charms '
! in which may be found a curious in I
: tcrmixlurc in religious belief. A thief. ,
j for instance, will carry as a charm j
I against detection Home curious verses
addressed to the patron saint of his
i guild. Love powders and potions an j
often used, and sundry old men and !
j w omen ycleped "curandeios" make a I
! 'iving as doctors, practicing a rurioii-
medicine and necromancy, it is hot
j so long ago, in an interior city, that
one of the old women smothered her- ;
self and patient, a tax collector of!
some intelligence, to death in an im-'
j proviscd liu-sian bath, in which she .
raised a uuphitie vapor of certain ;
nerijs lor the purpose of driving out a
witch that inhabited the bodv ol her
j patient. The fact that she herself 1
perished shows that she believed in:
I ghosts and thought that she could con - :
j "(Hit them, liefore entering the bath 1
she told her attendant to pay no al !
tentmn to any cries from within, as !
the witch would probably make a
great disturbance before allowing her - :
self to be dislodged.
Tallt.eil by Muliliiiiur
Four children of Ceoige Aston of
I fells, Texif, says the Fort Worth U,i
or', while playing in front id their
father's house, were severely shocked
by n bolt of lightning that sun k the
earth near where lley were playing.
The youngest, a babe, was scorched
about the hail' and evebrows and ren
dered unconscious for half an hour or
more. ( In si ripping the child to use
Wilier for restoration they found its
breast and body beautifully tinteil,
with pink parks in the shape of Iimvcs
and vines thitl in their delicate tracer
ies far excelled the most dexlcrou
work of art. 'I he largest of the lour.1
a boy about nine years old, had his
legs paralyzed, so that it, was several
hours before he could walk, and not
then before strong stimulating appli
cations had been used to restore cir i .
lation. His ankles weie found to i,.
belled around with broad red marks, i
apparently like the skin had been, ,'
scalded. The other two children had
no visible marks, hut were badly
shocked and nearly scared to death. i
Vermont makes more cheese
any ether State in th I 'nion,
Pen 1 1 m i 1 1 ifs which
A Imost All Show.
Successful Sergeant Unwisely
lowed to J Service.
.v w riter for a n-h paper says:
I am personally acquainted with sev
eral of the leading Loudon ilete-tives;
I know many more of theiii by sight.
and as I r.imlilear id Loudon I I'n
qii'-uMy "spot" a detective tas I have
often proved i with unerring certainty.
No matter how these men arc dres-ed.
w het her they wear full iieanls or are
clean shaven. I only want to see them
walk a block to be satisfied of their
c.i'bug. Th'-io j-; a certain poi-e ol
the body, a certain iiumsiii I tread,
which, to the practiced eye, r-'Vi-alstlo'
English detective nnd-r any disgui.e
be may assume. Tins all c es about
t h rough the men having for years i.i-: --1
a- patrolmen, lor a polio, man bo has
b en ''ii duty for a lew vears acquires
a depori incut which h" unconsciously
let. tins to the last day of his hie. M
coiir e, there are a few notable excep
tion - t ' the rule
Inspector chamberlain, one of the
(lev , rest thief takers in London, I oks
ju.sl as a detective should, lie is a
quiet, unassuming mall, of medium
heiL'hl, with nothing i. articular about
I him to attrait attention, l.ut he has
b -foie now, unarmed, c.q.t ure 1 ib-spcr-;
ate men who have not. hesitated to
, empty a few barrels of a revolver in
bis direction. Ex-ergt. Hani, win
I was allowed to leave the police, very
unwisely, as I think. on his completion
' ,,l liftccii years' -i i ice, will not he of
i fended al nte when 1 say that he looks
i 'ike an overfed bucolic, all Ire h from
the plow's tail. This oilieer during
' his period of si rvii.e in the police was
a perfect Ii nor to the burglar fraterni-
I ty. Again and again he was compli-
! merited by tin inagist cites and ordered
: rewards by I he judges. lie knew
every notorious ciackstnati in London,
and I believe 1 am correct in stating
j that during the lil tei-li c.t s hi; served
j oil the polii e he brought more ollend
! ers to jus! ice I halt any ot In r ollice: was
' ev er known tido dm in'.; a like period of
j service. Not w itlistandi ig this, when
bis term of sen ice expired, no material
n tic force, consequently in the prime
of life be retired with his handsome
pei sioii of a week, lie has since
organize d it special stall of detectives
of his ow n. and is now responsible lor
i the maintenance of didcr and flic ex-
' elusion of thieves and otln r unwelcome
I uieiiilicH of the prcdatorv (lass a
i i .
! many f tin-race uiccMiigs throughout
' flic country.
i It will be remembered that a few
! years ago four of the leading deiec-
tiv a s attached to Scotland Yard were
tried for complicity in the great turf
(rands. ( tne of t hem, Cliief Inspector!
Clarke, a wily old gentleman ol bencv-
oleiit iiti ill. who was instrumental in
wnik.ng up the ease against the j
' claimants to the Tichhorti" estates..
: was acquitted, but the other three,
' wiili popular f i cling inti'iing high
j ag.i i.st them, were i on id ed "ii the'
; e ,'leiiee of cntiv ids, who u: h uslrng-
ly ca ne into court and denounced
their v liilom confederates, i;usni-.
1 vilch, ii f.aishcd linguist and an id le
! ollieer, who, previous to thi-one I. ip-ti,
bad been one of the most valued nth
cers of the force, lived to complete his
sentence of two year-' imprisonment,
but died soon after, as repoit has it. of
i a broken heart. Another, who, many
thought, was harshly dealt with by the
i court, is to-day the prosperous pmpri
! etor of a large suburban hotel. The
third, since his release from prison,
I base inducted a private inquiry agency,
i lleport has it. that he enjoys a fair,
: amount of patronage from the public.
With the except loll of the cases I have
qiiotid.no ollieer of any standing in
j the detective police force has, as far as
! I am aware, laid himself open to the
j accusation of proving unfaithful to
the confidence reposed in him by the
' executive of the detective department.
The Oningo Tree.
i The ora'ige tree is the longest lived
i fruit tree kn iwu. It i.s reputed to
i hav ' a' ' lined the age of three hundred
, years, and i is known to have Miiiri-.Ii
i ed and '. oru" fruit for more than a hnis
j dred years. No fruit freewill grov,
I at d produce fruit so well under roug!
treatment. It commences to bear lb
, third or fourth year alter bud ling, an
! by tin nil It ve ir il will produce a
h'iuu I in! crop, but its vicld will in
ciea--' gradually under favorable i n
,.u:t - lances, and its i he y cat s ass. on i
will become a vcr
I I e t ai iy grow th of
e man je is quit
rapid, and by the tenth year ilw-b
have increased more than in the next
fifty years, so far as its lir. adth a-i .
bight Hie concerned; but its age leifl -pliis
it. fruit .steins greatly, and an o!
Iree will sometimes bear scini
Ihous I'i'l oranges.
iiCe linnvii lliinds."
-, v. !:i.:ii Ii pii-tiue.
.!, - ,- I.... . I ., I I- i i'.
. -i ,,1 v.l.MIe- oll l in tie- !i'ot
i III i -1 'i - eli -lain.
i ill. 1 1.:. U i.n ne: :oi -i'S
. i-iii e.l:i.e. .si-nlieil J.T..WS,
Vl III II- III'
I'llO U ii io-l III. e.irlie I -llo ll-l11,
iel li,.- Im-i i i ill-en l-ii'l-. "I the iii-p.
I In i lie- h:i in If'- liieii.lnv.
I li. u ale i It.c i l l. i I leum, white.
Hi. I In:. I here III.- I'l-kl ;:ril.i-s .inp!
I I II, e -el. Illllcil I '. leli I I jjit
"I ln-i know win ii-the il..is h-llig llil--t,
Vn l mi H..-1-li r limn hub's nines,
'J la-i Know l;eie (lie Innl i- tile tlliikest
nnllie Ion;: lleini liln.kliei iv vines.
Jll.-l ciilhei ,e,el,.Mle -i-il Wl-eil,
Ali'l li-ili I I Mil e:ls I- el' sillid ;
'J'le-.l -.:i i li lie- -Illi I till I II -iM'lh-
l'.iii.v li nks lliiit h:ti' dulled to luiid.
'J ln-.i wave Ironi Hie lull, iim king lic-t'ips,
VV In n- the iniele's linn k nest swings,
And nt ni.-lil llnie an- lolded in dumber
Jo a -on.; thai a liunl molliei sinus.
Tlm-e ho loil hiavelv are -tiongesi ;
I he leant h- mid pour become (,'ieiitj
And li ijiii llio-e l.i uu ndatiiileil i-llildlLSJ
Shall glow nullity rulers ol state.
1 he ii ii ol the author mid si itesiinm
The tiel.li.' mill i-e of (ill! llllld ,
The sH ord mid the ( lr.-el mid piiiette,
thai) I"- held in llm little brown liund.
.Vir ure it .'.
A great wag ;t dog's tail.
Hang up A bomb exploding in
The agricultural fair -The farmer's
Hot rolls tossing around in a bed
of a sultry summer night.
Song of the I'liited stiites navy
"Oakum onkiiui with me!"
Love is blind. That is why so many
young people like best to court in tht
Although your doctor may say you
owe your life to him, he w ill not take
it in settlement of bis bill.
tieorge Washington could as readily
tell a lie as any oilier man when a
politician tried to pass one on him.
An anxious inquirer asks: "Where
is tl, In pla e lor salt water bath
irm?" In the salt water, dear friend.
Can vou speak of a young lady as
being bl oW-iieiltcIl W hell she hits her
ji.ni oaugcii . i oiminii ..... . nuu m
"I s yer kape notion' but dry
g Is here?" "No, in.t'.i in." "Thin
where will 1 be after going IVr a wat
ered silk ? "
W omen oi naiiieiit their dresses be
hind bicau-e I hey like to have nice
things s.iid about tliein when their
backs are I urncd.
"There is I his differeme between
ii:.," siiid the needy tramp, looking tho
litor lull in Hie eye, "you till a long
ti It warn, and I want a long fell fill."
While I'lc pliant's.
ll is three hundred years since the
Wc-.tirii world received the first ex
tended account of the wonderful
white elephant. This account came
from ;in Englishman, mimed Filch,
who must hav . encountered great diili
culi ies in t rav cling through iiunuah at
that tiiin .and may be found in Ilaklttyt's
ip aint and famous "Collection of Naui
gatious. Tralliqiics. and I liscoueries."
This tells us ill f hilt time the King of
I '. 1 1 1 -1 i . 1 1 1 had four white elephants,
who li were very strange and rare. It
also records that if any other king had
one. the Ihitniese King would sen 1 for
it, and would rather lose part of his
kingdom than not get il. The chroni.
co furl her tells us that when any white
elcphi nt was taken to I he king, all tin.
merchants of the city were coiiiui uiilcd
'o visit it, upon w h ich occasion each of
'hem presented it vv ith half a ducat.
As there were a grist1; many merchants,
this made a good round sum. Al that
time the white elephant stood in the
king's house, and received great honor
and service. Each of them had an
apartment of i's ow n decorated with
golden ornaments, and ate its food from
gold and silver vessels. Every day,
when they went to the river to bathe,
canopies of silk or cloth of gold were
held over them, and drums, clarionets,
or other instruments accompanied
them. As they came out of the river,
each had a gentleman in waiting to
wash it s feet in a silver basin, an officer
being appointed for that honor by the
king. The black elephants were not so
well treated. They were evidently re
garded as the canaille, though some of
theiii were very handsome and fully
nine cubits, nr thirteen ami a half feet
high. -Miiiiliuttaii Muitwini:
A (It cat Meilicitr.
"Doctor, 1 want to thank you for
your great medicine."
"It helped you, ttid it?" asked the
doctor, very much pleased.
"It helped me wonderfully."
"How uiitny bottles did you find it
necessary to take? '
"Oh, I didn't take any of it. My
uncle took one bottle and 1 am hi"
nolo heir. A'ew York Sun.