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I,ITTSB()H() CHATHAM CO., X. C., OCTOBER Hi, 1881.
For linger idvcriiseineiits liberal con
tracts w ill li' minle.
"I Woke iiie Hay.
1 ilo inn1 lu lin I ili it Youth mii &i'h.
Vitli liiiii-. wli.it:il,.s cool l,ii,-sMlnl ill,
To join u vueaie ii ij'i'ii, tver j;roviii.
HI ".liu-tn wliii r,i' i" .heiitiiluii't -till,
TlltlsU V.'IUIII 111"? tHr ll:lVe I . Ill lUlM-Vlll(l
ilil I'tit'tels unee .fii'i lo ilie-l tiion;
Hutretiil 1 1 1 r i tlii-Ciiith, mi. I .nni 11-t under,
No iltnilt; iiii'l do onin si, II n--.tut, I won Vr,
'I 'll- id id ol.l iIio I lie ju.ld thill' ".ollc?
TlllM liikl .CVill lli-.lill-li!.l. ol'ili'ill ti-l-1,
Ol l-llli! cils. nl lunk.'ll Vow-.
l'i nt low. iim! nil 1 1 ii t iiii nion ili-i lo-cs
lllc Illolllit ; :i ti l I ii!illi' enron-ei
ilc fllow.. IK l Iclolijoltoll I'll 'I'l,
We In -: tin- voice- i'ii ii '.my,
I l levo lei-, c.li.i I. mr n- -I. II -..ill I r;i- -.
"I (iii uli iiImm Iiiiiui oil lulling-
Win- i ii'lil v;i- ut-ii tut nc-l itl:i,
iimitv ri-t ji -!fip It -ttt; i:ii!;uAi!i,
My v ii U iifiMwpi. Iiy -t.ii- ni -r .
Ni i'l In ;. i. ii ii- i:iv --iuKc-ii.
"r Kii'iw i-t-t i'-w Ih l mijjlii Ii t ' ' ti.
W lift) -low - Hlill "it'tilii.!' y Un;'"V,
ItfMWI'i'M llli W-li'" II ( i ,
When Wiii l .niti l.iitil, it il' u'lin till -otV
W't . ni li'tu 1' " V ill ti"tnl !;ii
V " ll-l i -III Ii' II 1 i - "I II
JACK'S EXPEDI NT.
"fiay, Ch.iilie, V' n'vc il'itii' foryotii
Fi'lf liii.i time' said pic'.ly Doris
Tlmniton In hiT adorer, c .mii" King
wool nl' tin- Chalk-hire I ! giuieiit. a
they vii' sitting together .ilii r tlliitii'i
in tin' rniisi-r ;itoiy iittiii-hi'il in tin1
lp;mnl riMT-iil" i 1 1 : i ln-loii';i!i;; t.i
lii-rLV father. Mr. Thmii.is Tlmi'iiton "I
the StiirU lixrliaii.'!'.
"Why hiivv, Puiisy" iis;('il tho
"IU spiMkin as y ti I I .1' iliniH'i
ilgililist sli'iiln laiimlii'-.. ;ui l s:iviio
that tho 1 1 1 -1 1 wlin nwinvl 1 1 1 - 1 1 an!
HHfil thciii wen' ials," tvj'lii'.l h.ii'i-.
"I'aia's jis( 1 uli 1 mil', an I, nr' t"
lishiti;r. has iiia h' i! hi- ur-al 1 1 rl . . "
'Iiy .l.nf! that's iin!n,!y." si.il
'i.rlii'. "Niiw, what's tn lm ilmio
It's ni iim' my nin atnl ti-llin hiiii
that I ;ij mily rhailinr. 'craii-.i' I
sinkt' so M raiuhl."
"I ilmi'i know, I'm mii'i', ' s iiil hull-..
seriously. "Vmi 11111I1I hai'lly Ii.im
mail' a moii 1111 "iiuiiatc mia ili'. f f
Jiajia rnn-iih'i's I In1 ival i-ai's to he tho i
ullogrnWl lii'C.lllsf otlli'ls lik ' to hum
fa-t without any trmihli1 ( iIumii
"tu a croitili'il rmr, v.nliiii' av .iy
I anK.i ami kii'Mnt; up ii" 1 1 1 nl' iKr
ii 111 1 noisi'." rout inui' 1 tin- vomit; nillrci
"Wi'll, I'm awfully sorry. Dm is, for
thi ol'l hoy's r.itluT ti'iii'liy, aihl it
iiii''ht itiiliii'iici' his hli-a-i with i'i'if.ir.1
t 1 yon ami mi, v Y'
hi'ii tin' y.iiiii!; 1 iMph' ha l ri iiirni .1
to tin' iliau iii''-ri mil i! was vi rv cvi-
ih'iit th.it the "olil hoy" va- ili-.tni Im-iI
In vain t'harlio s, his ln'st smijs: ii
v.iin hi) tricil to i ti v t-i v?' tl"' aii;;ry oi l
t'tit Icmaa hit plra-aut ronvi rsalion;
in ain In- 'crtc.l I'Vrry i llort. to -.how
hiiiisi-lf oil' toth-lii'st possihh' aih an-
taop. I'hi' Mow li.i'l lii-cn ileal!, .fill it
raakh.'il hniealh t ie oapaeioiis waisi
i- iat of tin- Wealthy ohl stm-ii lirokei
lin answi re.l lu.s o-iiesl in enrt mmio-
r.yilalli-s; he m. iile iiiueli I'ii-IIiiil! wil 1
the newspaper, ami i oiil'Ih iI i 11 i 1 1 ii . t
ly iluritiir the perlormaini' of Ch.ulie's
unit's, ami lin. illy, when it was linn
fm the yoimir man to r I u 1 1 . town-
w anls, insteail ol oll.-rnur him one ol
his famous Autoiiino Caiuiiehiw, shal
ill"; his haiiil heartily, uiul enresini; a
hupp to see hini a;aili soon, tlio ohl
Ktiitlcniiin a.ssinniil a severe air 11ml
Al e 11- yi: lilnijwiio.l. tf i-oiirai)
aln'in a L'eiitl"ina!i of vour relincil
tastn coulil never- - iheui- think 1 I
iiiai iyino the ilaiio;hter of a eai tvle
keeps 11 hti'iiiii-laiiurli! Aliein ooi
Charlie was stiiirjjerinl, anil loukeil
ph'ailiiif,'ly at I nri who, however.
mily hhuok her Ii a I slowly ami alj;iiill
Theru wiiro prol nhly lew niuru un
happy ynuiiji nun that nlht within
the inetropolitaii radius than Clurlio
liiiiowi;oil its ho turned slowly home
want ami pmuh.-rt-il that, lu the terse
language nl' limis, he hail dono fur
The next morning brought him, lu
stead of hope, a letter from his cut
In art, whiih imiiie him alisulutely
miserable. It was as lollows:
"Mv Ii:akii Citvmir 1 have
vnau'heil a moment to write these few
hues. I'apa was in an awful ra;e ta-t
iiik'ht after you hail one; ealleil ymi
1111 insolent puppy uiul all sorts' ol
things, whieh I .shoiilil not have iniml
e.l had ho uot wuund ii by forbitldino;
me to hiihl any further eoiiiiiiiiiiuiitieii
with ymi. ami saying that a man who
would he ashauii-il of his father-in-law
h -a use he kept a steam-launch was
n it a lit hii-luuul fur his Uaughtt-r.
What are we to do?
Ever your affectionate.
Do it is Tho kn ton.
"Aye!" muttered Charlie, when h
h 1 1 leal the let tr over for the twin
t ei!i tune. "What are we to do? It'
. 1 no use arguing with this sort of old
! 1 low; once he gets a notion into his
head, no power 011 eurth can drive it
out. I wish to goodnesf. IM 10 ver said
u wo'd al'oiit Hteain launches."
In the evening he wuil to his eluU
where he met. with atl old school-f"llow,
.lack Haggles. Now, Jack Haggles
although continually in ditlieiilty him
self, was famous for his ingenuity in
getting other men out of their troubles
More than oneu Charlie had been
obliged to have r nirsc. to him for ad
vice, iind ho had never regretted it.
This was a far more serious ease than
any preceding one, but Charlie was
simply d, speratc, ami would l.aveelung
to tho maddest device suggested, tn a
drowning man clutche to a s! raw
So lit! got .lack Haggles into a 'pact
corner, and there he laid tho facts of
the ease before him.
"Well," said .lack, when Charlie had
concluded, "it certainly is an awkward
case, and it would bo deuced hard lines
lor you to have to chuck up all
thoughts of marrying a ni e and pretty
girl like Miss Thornton f;r such a
trifle. Hut I've got fellows out of far
worse holes before now, and 1 dare-ay
I sh.in't fail this time."
"Yoaaroa good fellow, la-k, upon
my word you are." said t hai lie, ciith'i-.-i.
1 tically: "bit1, by .1 . if yoii get
me out of thi-i you'll ' a genius."
la k was -ib nt for a lew lot meiits
and p.ille I :- n'oiid a' his cigar. At
ii n-tli he said:
"I f-av. Cluii'iie, 1-111 the "III m 111 a
regular maniac lor li-IiingV"
l.'atlier!" replied Charlie. "II"
lakes a holiday about three times ,1
wee:; mi purpose t ' li-.li. Ib'starls oil
alt . r breakfast w ith a big hamper an I
sits in :, punt until evening. vill.
now he's nut (his uietrhcd steam
launch, I cvpe. l he'll oil with the old
!o e .nil mi with the new. IS'it what
h.t fishing In do with Ih" sublet ill
"- or ymi iiiin I j.i-t Mow ' a'l-'.vor
i-I hi- Ineii l. "lull you Iind .ait Irmu
Vi-s I iini iil.iii wlii ii her father nc'
.1:111. 1 to 00 mi' lu Ii s punt. a::. I
.. in I . ', like!;. I 1 be. and 'I:- 1 .end
100 a telegram to Clavcs street, ami
I'll tell yon what to ,o."
iiaihe had -in Ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 i it faith in
.In!. Higgles' I II ..'II 1 1 v !:id he went
Ion 1 le 1 hat e 1 : i i 1 1 -r in a ion; a rat i 1 !i
ha;-py Irani'' "I 1 1 1 1 1 1 -1 .
lie wrote 1.. It .ii. the first thing the
ilet oioi ning, ami in t lie evening got
a rci l to the eil'cct that Mr. Thornton
was already making prep sration 1 I'm' a
long day's li-hing noon ih" .Vcdm's.lav
folloA ing. lie telcMi aplied i mined lab
ly to .lack Haggles, and rec-ived the
i'iiIIow ing r :
"Iv'ep close to him, but o-'.t ol' sight,
al about ! o'clock in th 'eviiung."
Charlie w oii'lered wl.a! mi iaitli his
I'lielui's scliomo could be. bill resolved
lo obey instructions. He knew very
well that Mr. Thornton's happy hunt
ing ground . as a secluded backwater,
famous for teiu-'i ami perch, a couple
of hundred yar.ls above t he law n of his
In. use. Thither he repaired, Moathily,
like a man b.-nt upi 11 an evil errand, at
about .'1 o'clo k, and t ink up a po-iiimi
upon a rough river-side path, hi li-nigh
hidd -n frmn sight by bushes and foliage,
whence he could observe the elithil-
sia-ti'- old tliiicrinan without being
cell him-eli'. The old gpnl lemail was
sitting like a wax liguie in his punt,
with a large cigar in his mouth and
rod in hand, when Charlie arrive I.
So completely absorbed was Mr. Thorn
tun in his sport that a regiment might,
have tiled behind him without attract
ing his notice. Charlie watched hi:n
until a distant church clock chimed
the quarter to six.
lie then saw the old gentleman take
out his wat. h, look at it attentively,
and after a few moments' hesitation,
slowly and reluctantly begin 1 1 pack
up bis rod and lino and put his
Charlie began to get anxious. What
ever plan Jack Haggles concocted
would have to he parried into execution
quickly, or it would bu too late.
At last Mr. Thornton had arranged
his tackle and untied the punt poles,
and was pushing otV into mid s:cam.
Charlie's heart sank, but he crept,
swiftly torward to a little promontory
to watch the old gentleman faithfully.
according to instructions, until six
Mr. Thornton, being old and obese.
punted slowly and w ith diili. ulty, and
as the clock struck nix he had not vet.
got out of shallow w ater. So intent
was Charlie, however, in looking at
him, that he did not perceive the dark
nt li 110 of a steam launch coming di
rectly dow n upon the punt, and he was
nly made aware of the fact by seeing
the old gentleman wave one arm igm--
ously and by hearing him shout lustily
at the same time that he cn lcavon d
to get his unwieldly punt back out of
the way. Hut it was to late, the bow
of the launch went gently against the
punt, though with autlicient force lo
tilt it up, w ith which movement the
poor old stockbroker was sent Hound 1-
lng Into the water, yelling nihdly as h
tjuick as thought Charlie dashed in.
Tho w ate r was ('ultimately barely up
to liia waist, so he seized Mr. Thornt mi
under the arms and after much sphuh
ing and shouting and diss, got him
first into the punt and then onto thn
Directly Mr. Thornton felt, him-elf
mi his feet he burst into a violent
passion, which was in no way appeased
by the approach of .lack Hagghs
whom In) did not know, with the most
admirable epr-sioti of contrition in
his la- e, and the words, I'm sure I'm
aw I till v sorry, sir," on his lip-.
sorry, sir!" roared the old gentle
man, ".-in ymi might to be, sir! 1 coll-
sider it positively ini'piit.'iK and a'loiu-
tnable that a man can't go out for a
day's fishing without being run into by
a lot of cockneys who have no more
idea nt' handling a steam launch than
they have of handling a balloon! And
1 shall take the very earliest npportti-
nity, sir, of laying the matter before
! the authorities, in ord -r that such nn
I warrantaliltj interference with the
j liberty of the subject may be imnie
; diately put a stop to. It is abominable.
1 sir, abominable!"
j "Can I put ymi ashore any where y'
j asked Jack, deferentially. ' general at Tehera?i. the capital of Per
"Ves, hir, you can, as soon as possi- ' -ia. that ancient kinguom is putting i's
, hi", and before I catch my death of wt stern neighbors to shame in the
i cold," replit.'d tin- old gdit lemaii. : vv av ol relic making. It behoov es the
! "You sue those steps ahead, sir'.-'' . wealthv Ani'-rieaii who wishes to dee-
"I do," replied Jack. oral.-his mo lei 11 hou with a bit of
j "Well, then, if vou can see thosii choice am icnt armor to be careful l--t
I steps, how the deuce was it that you he be baud ;'.v into buying s uue-
couldn't see nicy'' said Mr. Thornton, j thing tli.it has be, n turned out by an
"Itut as you can --ee them, steer In! Ispahan metal worker withi'i theyeir.
them-that is, il ymi know lew t". hi the days w-'i-u -hah Abba- led do
They belong to me. -ir, to Thoma- ; Persian hods, the soldier' arm .r oft u
; Thoriitoti, lisq." ' .lis; laved wakofextraorl'iiaiy beaut .
As vet. the irritated stockbroker had cost liuess and skill. This armm' has
giviii 110 thought to his re t-iier. but in , been bought 11;. almost ciitir.lv 1 n-liie
' they were lloating gently tl ivvn tho' great Ktiropca 1 museums, .onl only a
' s rcaiu toward the steps, he turned and littl- remains m tho parlors .il II I I
said: : noble familic. 'Ihe imitations 1.1
' "And to whom am I ilid. bted for my ' 1 h-m workmen arc no in -au ones.
rescue from a watery grave?" Tio-y arc ini lid -oni. times with g -ld,
' Charbe slepi e l quietly forw ard and j silver, an I -oiii. t imes vv il Ii g ins, ami
bowed. The old gellt leluall started; are sujerb si.e.'in.-ns of nie'al work
j ha. k, ami cxclaiuit d : j but they are not vvmtii the fa'ail-uis
tiood gracious! Mr. Hingwood!' .r ces asked I'm- theai. They are o
, Nr. allow me to shake your hand most ! prejiared that they lo k almost cxa. ilv
I heartily. You have performed an , like the getruue armor four or 1 1 -
a tiou to-night vv hich shall not past hundred wars old, an 1 milv an cxi. ri
1 without recognition. You are a noble
fellow, sir- a noble fellow.
"I did nothing, Mr. Thornton, but
I what, any other man would have d no
i under similar circumstaii' r.-," sa:l
Charlie, tci'ling himsfli to be a dread-1
nil hypocrite in assuming the deprcea.
tory ii'r of a hero: "but now that we
are heri! together I .should like ! ex-1
l j ies- mv e.Miciiic rt-eict uiai i .siiouni
lave given you ollelice the other I. ig d
iy expressing my opinion ah nit t
launches a little more candidly than
perhaps I should have done, but, be
lieve me "
Mr. Thornton interrupted him -"Hclieve
me, sir, yml did not say
enough. 1 am a ciiuplete convert t.
the opinions you hold, steam laoiii-'n s
are an abomination, sir. and mine is
for sale from this very moment."
The Solace of Sitting in Hie "'irclighf,
I think the time is coining," s ,id a
builder, "when houses will be far
nished with more grates mid op n lire
places than tl.ey are to-day. Of Lite
v cars everything has bten running C
hot-air furnaces and steam-lie.it ing ap.
paratiis, and the system of wai iniiif.
Mats has been reduced to a science,
lint only thoso who have I ecu brought
up in the country can realize the charm
of the big, wide fireplace with is
crack'ing back logs it ml its bed of red
hof embers that form theniselve into
so many fanta-tic shape to fa-ciniitu
the family gat hered around. Did ym
ever notice how earned ly people gic.n
into a good the? What do they
see there, what thoughts tlofn
the lire suggest, that all who
gather around it sooner or later
liml themselves staring vacantly nt it,
oblivious to all surroundings? 'Whnt
good cheer does it cast over tho house
hold to see the unsteady dicker of tho
llaiih'Uiid watch he dancing shadows
on the floor! What is more consoling
than to blow out the lamp, or to turn
out the gas, and sit by the firelight
. , . " 1
alone with ones heel perched upon
, , , ., ,u i-.-. - .
the fender? There s little of that In
...... . '
the cltv, but I believe there s going to I
, .. . - v . :
be more of itnot open flre-plaops.but i
' 1 I
Brnl"'- ..... '
"Do vou kuow how we l uil 1 tires m
., , ... . 1
Vermont? No! Well, our hro-plaors
1 . 1
in the country smnrt lines take up tho
whole side ot the house a cabin, I 1
liu'an. On each side is a door big
di.'iigh to drive a wagon through, nn l
when we want a lire we just open one
door, drive in, unload the w agon In
the flre-plae,' and drive out the other
door. One load will last about a lny.
That's what I call living."
It is stated that noii-'eshl-nt' rj
I't xt- own l.GW.fiOO head of cattle .
1l1.it snte from which tl-.pv derive aa
anu.il revenue of $10.0'.1OP.
1 t Wnrlis lin
II. I'll IS
Ti 1 in
A .. Rli-. Hi:ii -Mi'le ami
I liii ta.
Artistic S i.uns fniiii Persia.
Th" American era lor bric-a-brac
and curios had been a god-eml to the
craftsmen all over the world. They
make pretty good Japanese articles in
New York, and ijiiecn Anne furniture,
and decorative brasses, ".hieh former
ly I el-uigo I to a n ible Kuglish family,"
an-tiiriicl out in greit quantities by
the dealers of the me rooolis. IJogus
artwork is cheap ia Paris. Home-
ma le mummies to suit any taste or
style are ainongthe industrial products
of modern Kgypt. aad i..n the p-mr
misguided India is of Central and
South AiniTii a are making lir-t -class
Atec and lnci reli. s. A ii -ston linn
has a specially line line of old arm
chairs which cam- over in the May
flower, and am t!i r New Kiigland con
cern has t urne l out enough of Miles
Mandish's musk"ts tot-ipiipan I'.nglish
expedition to 1 e-' ue limdon. A
to the report ..f the Knghsh . 0 v.,,1
can delect the fraud. The faui us
Kh'irossau swords, wh 'se wavy steel
c.iualled in temiier th" sv.ieds of Da-1
..... ..... 1 1. . .,. ,,w
chemical-. They I
'k jil t as thev did
nt thev are not a-
nt ur;es ago, i nt thev art1
in quality. In Ham adaii
t itorinous uiinihcr of "ancient" Persian
coin are mad" ami sold to American
an i i.cgusn ueaiers. nama iail is in'
aiici' iit H balana and is richer in i-cin-s
of in. lal than any city in the east, an I
of late years it ha. In en well dug over
in search ot ornaments and etiuis. i
Coins of Alexander the Creat and!
Missoni.i.e are m common currency
there. (Ila.-.e.l eera'ui - ware i m i'lp
at Ispahan, but it is me of go nl quali -
ty. some tile recently found there
are l. years uld. I lie way to test
the ware is to cut it w ith a knife point.
If it is hard it is old and genuine; if
soft it is a sham. -I'iitsi.ur;! Ih'sjuit-!i.
The Seasons in .Mexico.
A correspondent of the St. Louis
lo,',.-' 'irtrint thus discourses about
the weather in Mexico: Mav
June ate the hottest months in the
city of Mexico. If one is too thickly
clad at midday it is usually possible to
take tin- sha ly side of the street, .-im-
j nobody is ever in a hurry, il is, of
conr-e.qilite unnecessary to walk in the
j sun. And vv hen the m w Coiiu-r gct-
i thoroughly Mexicani
I In w ill stav
i 3n dm is at urd lay. I'nihrcllas are
Mine, times useful as walking sticks or
j Iparasols; save in summer thev are
I never wanted to shed rain. Just now
the rainy season is on and we have
j had some tremendous showers. o
has the country down below. The
rainy season, in fact, ought tohecallel
the showery season instead. It i.ever
i rains drizzle, drizzle, after the Kastern
! Btyle, but it pours, and yet there is no
: continuous downfall. In June, July
! and August in Mexico, rain descends
almost, every tlay in copious showers.
l,..l Hi,. 110.00. .r soil sl.inej 11 ill, ,, .
, ' , .. , .
less regularity between times, and
, . ' , .
evcrv dav has a clearing oil. During
.,' ' , , fll . , .
eiuhi months out of the twelve it is as
. . , , .. .
ctrtam. day by day. that the morrow
, , , .....
will be pleasant as that the low
will come. Its m to be the A in.i-i-
can omnion that Mexico will make a
, , , , , . .
good Whiter resort, but it is a count rv
fi . . . 1 . . '
that it must lie vv ise to k.iep out el 1:1
. . ...
Denver and Santa IV are summer ic-.ort-;
the towns of the Mexican pla
teau are no less lit to be. They ate
southern, but they are elevated, and
high clcva'ion c euiierv.ids law ,iti
tude. In the summer, agiin. the lace
1 fn dure is beaut Ini. while 111 the dry
-ei-on it becomes wi hered and iinin.
Vi'.iug. Hut. of course, the 1 onir asi be
! 11 Norther'i American aad Mexi-
all winters i greater than between
A.NTinl 11 u:
"u s iiinners of the t wo regions, ami"
mi 1 lie whole .Moio i is a neue
intry to tlee to to escape cold than,
h.at. Traveling -mi's for men ot'
women, ought to lt- dust proof. In
th- cities the upper classes displ iy
L'uropi-an labricsan I s 1
Women of leiineiu- nt
universally without heal
This is the only notieeabb)
' -part tiro
Iran the habits ot their American
cousins The feet s i . I be well sho I.
S iai will n -ver be foimd a the hotels,
and the better kiu-ls an expensive in!
Mexico. As for th-cust uns olli -ials,
cMirteous and jii-l treatment is the
rule. A v isitor prop'-i:ig to make a
stay of iim -li leiig'h lievoiil the l!io
lirande. I should say. would do well to
take from home vv'iatever clothing or
other paraphernalia seems I. Kcly to In
needed. 1'or a hri-f lour, light man h ;
ing mder is. i f 1 111 . sensible.
An Iiiipusiiig I'lijvvor.
A correspondent says in a lcttm
from I'alilornia: The Yiieea. or "-pati
i-h liayoiiet, irmu which we named
our camp, is one ..1 th most imposing
1! -w. rs in the world. Th" pla it itself
' lionet like leaves, still
a:i'i snarp eiiotiga 11 innn ia ji.iiniu:
w-'imd, ami twelve inches or eighteen
inch-s in leug! h. grow ing clo-e to 1 In
ground. 1 in 0! thi-cluster the sin
gle ilower-st tik rises to a h-dght
about lil'icen le t. The tlovv. is art
cr-ain-w hite, abo it two and a hall
laches in diamel'-r. pell I'll ms on d 1-i-at"
steins in horioutal ra -. -; 1 1 ;.
which spring froui th st.i'k in leig'hs
s i r.-g'ilarly gra luated that Ihe ma
if hi "ssonis pr.-.,- ,l tii appearance ol
agigintic vvlii al, a.boui si fc.-l
I 'iig ami t wo feet w i :e in th" middle,
tapering gra -I'ul v .ili.ive aa I below.
The s!,"ei,,,.;i erect e I in o-ir I 'la :
wlu n we nam "I thee imp h.ilseventv
ra -em 's, e.c h niai:.i:ig frmn ten t.
thirty i! iw.t-. This ives a'.oiit lb"
or l.Vi-i iies.o'n- f .i- e a h s! .ilk, an'
they shed a heavy lily ii .e p.-rlu
vv ho-- -I re.igi Ii i loiii'i, -iir.it . Willi
their grand prop 'i'l ions. These state
iv plait --ei in to b. , .miiiiig precipi
tous in "!':!. ms. and -lau hug li'.e s.-n-
tries on III" ere.t o! t 'le I I Ig". I alii j
afr.rd it will h pro-in- ii 1 add
that the Y.ne.i is go, 1 1 to ea'. Mr
Albert I u.ei' brought in the top of a '
voiill.' "lie vv Ii
ii had not, yet burst
lo iked like a st ilk of
into Mower. D
' asparagus, lour icei mug aim as iiuci.
' i,s a s "'l' ' '"' nder top cut
l in pieces and slewed vv itii
i ii saili-e
! made a pi. asant addition I ; .linm r
It tasted something like sal-ily am
sniielhing like articli-ike. and a gone
; wa- ' neiicvein
I :l f'Voriie dish Willi Spanish (
An lii'ci nli ie C .plain,
"i 'ur captain w -is a straight up
,(o,en disciplinarian, and
! n,shiiig us into a light."
j ., t j,i, ;lgo lu'.r-n,
( ..,. wau,. in ,.alll,
I ginia. he ordered tin- couipanv I .rut-.
i in light lighting order, and r-iiiiiig out
i of bis lent, placed himself at the head
j and without explanation, we mai.hu
I away at a siv ingiug quickstep. eai e
iiy a word was spoken during tint
j march of three or four luii. s up ;.
i mountain road, but as the raptait: Ii-
; rected the march along th" bridle pa'h,
I the boys nodded at e.l'll other as lu a Ii
; as to sav, 'This means trouble loi
i -oui'-bodv.' We moved along this pa! V I
I until we came to a ridge. We shiit.iij
j along the lower edge of this nntiij
I came the order to fr.-tit fa -e and .'e-
i ploy. We wen! lip tilt' hill t nmbl-.tic j
j over stones and briars, th captain ex -;
i.i ir,.. 1 .1... i- i.i. ....
ci ' III'' iiiinncii 10 no- 1 1, 11- into . luiiiui
a kink or a curve. Suddenly he gave
the order to halt and to M bavotu'ts. ;
The I oy-i Itegati to think the old coded
had lost his senses vv bea he thund.-r"
out in measured tones; ! cail the .,!
teiition of the men who have i.beycc
my orders so iiuqiiestiotiingly that
t here lies not moro than the j'aees 111
front of them the tluest patch m
luscious blackberries I ever saw in mv
life. I discovered them yesterday, and
after tasting them I reso'.v 1 d to mak a
secret raid. And here we are. tin
men will stick their riiles, bavon.-t
down in the ground, and proceed t.
p . k and cat Ida kberric"
st anley. t he A 1 1 icau ex
c.-ibe-a st roiig man who was ti
"1 im In s hign and rather dispr
tionately sleicler. lie ouil. I l..s
ordinary man ten feet in the air
ted per 1
catch bun in his descent, lie w.'iii l
lake one of the large vv lute Muscat
donkeys by the cars, and with a sud
den movement of his right foot lav the
surprised ass on its back. He could
carry a '1-year- dd builock half way
round lu's master's plantation. Onec
he actually bore twelve men on his
1 a- k, shoulders and chest
of diNl feet.
i distance j
New l'ngland ha more seaside re--oris
than any equ d extent of coast in
the vi ol id.
,,M . . , v ,
: m, ...ls r p; ,, ;,, ..,
piri'ig Tlicai fo; M.iisct.
.A wri'er, ii---i-; 1 i ii g th"
lisle ri I ,l--.lll. the ci; '! 'I ol Nev.
Piov id. ii 'c. one of the i'.a'ia'ii.i grai)
of the West liidi.s says: There is m
single indiis t v of so much tiuaneia'
iuipoilaiice to Na an. 1 think, a- 'In
sponge t'shcri'-s. "-ponging" i- a r g
ular business in Nus-an, of 'ir ii iarg
proportions that a -jioiige l.x'ii.ing'
has been e-1ab!i-hed. govcrn-d bj
rulesmi the )'l. in of tin M ock I'.xehange
an I to do a spong" bu-iness -H i ess
tully in Nas.-.iu a .inn lua-t be i"p:e
seired in the lAchange. .-J.otlgei- al
important thing in Na- au. It i
plentv, i f course, and theap. Yoii s. i
sponges lymg in the street-and kick
ing about the wharv-s that in New
Yml; we W' iild have to pay M edit ?
oril for. Wherever sponge can bf
used in p!.i. e ..f eottoii ..r woolen
cloths it is u-ed. Kitchen maids u-r
sponges for "di-hcloths." and Jr. jti- n -Iv
the s, .i in a boat is nothing but an
immense -iM.ige as big a- ha'f a barrel.
Windows are invariably washed with
thelll. glasses p .lis'u l with Midii. an 1
they are Uscl lor almost every conceiv
abb' piup..s... Around the h"'. I in
vv inter are al w a; - two or three "boys'
with long strings of Hu-m. trying t
sell them lo the Ann ri-Mus. Hardly
any visit. -r leaves Nas-a i without lik
ing a b a of I Ih-io along. I bought a
str ngof aioiil lilte ti sp.cig"-. tl;a'
stretched ..ut tar lugher than my head
I'. r "one ahd-s: x," oi ihiity even and
a half cents. They make v cry line
presents to give to yoiir I'r.etld-. wlidi
y. m get h"iiie. th. v are -o ehoao. an I a
sponge is in. ire valuable VV hen v-.'l
has jii-l been brought by
vou know from ! In spong'
oine of I he -erv aa! - :i ' --nt
iitidei'-ta-id t lie kna'-k !
prcsing sponges, and for a triMiug con
sideration will take a bushel of -ii.'g.'
ami pack it in a cigar b"x.
The sponge ih-et s , "in;., s-d "f small
s, hootiei's i.i-,giug ft'otii ten t" forty
tens. I'.aeh se!,. inner . an . s Ir in
four to six men, an I m ihcs p ri li.-.ii
(rips out to the sponge beds mound
Abaco, Andres Island and l."ina
'I'll.' men do ii. .1 dive fm' them, as
sponge fishers in the Medilei raiienu do.
but use loiig-haiida'd things likcoyster
tongs to lish them mil "1 the water,
lu this clear water they can -ee every
inch of the bottom, make up their
minds what sponges to take, and seize
hold of mie carefully, detach it from
the rock to which it clings, and lift it
into the boat. They are not the nice,
delicate, light-colored things vn see in
shop wiii-io.v When taken ii r-t
Iroui the water tln-y look and feel more
like a pi of raw liver than anything
il-e I can compare them with. I'liev
are slippery, slimy, ugly am! smell bad.
Their i olor is gen Tally a sort of brow:i
very mu"h like the color of gulf wee I.
only a little darker. Most people are
taught, in their days of fn-sh ms, and
iniioceiice.tha the sponge is an animal,
and when they visit Nassau they ex
pect perhaps t see sponges swimming
about the liarli ir. if itid I they do not
surprise some of the more athletic
ones climbing trees or making htt.e
'xci.rsions ever the hdls. I Jul they
are disappointed when they le.ini that
the animal part d: ippears entirely
long before the sponge r a -hes a mar
ket: an l that the part we use for iu..p-
. i. . 1... 1 :. 1.. i,, 1 1
1 " 1 ' '
nianv-rooi 1 n-.n.. n 01 " o.
sheltered hlltisell While ;
the sponges reach the de
id thev are cleaned and
Iried and go
I'hi'V I lu ll
through a curing proce
I'ecoiue the spoi.g s of coniiin re-', and
Hie divided into eight arid 'e- m t he
I'.ahanias. -oine. called ' lambswool"
or "sheepsw ... 1." are a- ineand its
silk and v.-rv strong. 1 ulier-, although
large and perhaps tough, arec.-ar--and
ciimp. rativeiy vv oi l hies. I liei e
are. too. bouquet sponges, silk s.,.n.:, s.
wire sponge-, and linger and gl. v
sponges. The process for curing them
I believe, is keep them .m de I. l-t
two or three days, which "kills"!!
I'hch Ihev ate put 111 a . rawl and ai.
kept tm re Imui eight to ten ilavs. an I
arc att.-rw aid cIcimcI and blcaeh.-d in
the sun on the beach. W in 11 tin v
reach Nassau the roots are cut .ci. and
the sponge are trim. n il ana dn ssed
for ex porta' ion.
1 The t meric an Mnli.bir
Poor Jones, h iiv I p.ty him' lie
, nlvvays has a haggird look on his face.
, '.t he works at least twenty hoi,rs
1 a day.
I And then this morning 1 saw him
j "tigging six large baskets. He looked
" if hardly could move along.
Oh. that's all right.
All right! I don't understand y.ui.
Why. he's olT for a holiday. -'
Alter a l ittle While
I line I- I -II. .lie.". -I' eel ...!:.. ,11 till' lllllHll
! !.;, III.' .- .- -' : . bel e below
VI . , n- .1 .!.,.: in:! l.i-l. ' - ..inneiii "loiirtlK
I ..- ii. ii. Bf.ii ln in. i . ,11 or no,
lie, i-t . i;lli ii n-lo vie; -mile.
Vllel' il hit Ii- iliie.
N . ii...: i ; i.. ini 'i.;. i.ia li.iili eeiiiiin eit'l;
I .!, I .1 I, li e t,,e ... e;.n -..,"l - jil.H
VV . - ' i ! - , , ! w l!...-:! :i i Ii ol l"l loell'l
V i.,, tit . ii ! I. it tiw.e. .
'I ' .. , , , .,, ; il ; I ..,e nelliillli'.l sle.
V'-.-: .i 1 Mi.il. .
; . , i deck I'"''
,o. .. v., tli in Hi' fi'Ui i'ii'i
'J i a I
, I :, . til.' I Ill-
,wi,... j,,-- i.. ii- with ii Kloiiv -litre,
I .,.' , . a ,', :,l me i icii.' l 'il''.
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Vli ! !,' le
w '' " c -
it - ll- .'lllllige.
,.' 1 1 . i I :ile wtollgll'.
. .. , o. ' i ll -.'III e-tl.lllU''.
i '. ... I , el ex ,, I lllOilglll.
We I ' ' " I-- "" ' lie. I'.-aile.
. o-f I- e... I : I II'
an. i .'in
can h I'laio- a1 vva v - is.
1 1 il milt.- , .1 . rse by sign- be
. an .- .I' l.o is ; i'. loud, r than vv.-r I -.
J.iv live -ee ati l Man I -. are vet.,
la-' but Dr. Tamo -r vva- a taster.
I I. . st v erdant v 1'iiiig man of the
P"l'; d was the ell" vv ho attempted to
ut grass , ;t h a 1-1 cycle.
" N.i'niog is ncre tender. Ilo'.hing
more i : ii 'ban love." --ays the man
vv h - lev er had a s,,-t , ,.rn.
A 1 hieag i law ver has written a
poem cut;-;- 1 " Mv ' i is. ietice." lie
ma ! h.'.v a powerful imagination.
i y.ci have got ' . , . i- to pin t
t!:e .-.ib iagc ii'i'! 1 a'.ur will ci
ab'tig alter a little while and put a
h.-a I o
-aid t'-a' a g d book is the
hipau: '!! l.'.a-i -.ih have. 'I'hi-.
ig.ne, i- e-pe.-ia Iv -". if it ha;
i c a bank b. 'k.
in ha- been a; T. st , d in l.i.lldi'11
,'y laying 111 so.i,eih 11 g tor 1
I iy. In los r 'i "Ver inn"
,i 'lob'Teihl-'. Were d.sc i crcib
, "An-'thcr c ..'I vv ave." as 1 he young
; man said when his two -isters and
three cousins stan iing in front of an
ice cream saloon beck lied him to come
; rdward . apjears to have been
' tlic first lingli-hmar'. to wear a watch.
an I t his cousis'.e i of "nunc l.iruiu gilt.
, wi'h two I'lumme: of leal:" that is
I to say, it was driven by weights. This
, i supposed to hav e been rei eived by
! the king as a present from Xureiu
b rg. and was p'ayfully called a Nu
remberg an mated egg. The word
j "watch" is derived fiom an Anglo
! .'-.ix.oi word meaning to wake. Tin
lir-t poriaiii" time-piece of which we
have any re.-m I was that of the
1 I'lniiese n ."ki t dial mounted upon tho
liead ol a a:;e or carried by a chain
, round h tie iv. (iiicen l-'JIalnth had
,1 w .11 !. s tape 1 like a duck, wit I
jihascd le it hers, the lower part of
wjiie'a . po:i"d. and th" face or dial of
' sheer, o: naaip itc 1 with a gill design
Tac outer it-" vv a . of brass, and that
in turn wa-cove;',' I .villi bla :. leather
(urHiiie .t '! w t'i .-ilv-er studs. Mary
(Ju 'eti cf -e -ts gave a carious token
.of atfccivn t her faithful maid (if
h-uior. Ma.-y -ea'on. in ihe shap of a
vr.iteli in tin- form of a skull, th" dial
peeu;iy'.n-j th" p! a ' ' of t'c palate and
th" vv Tivs lha of th" biauis. The
hours vv, re ma: ,vPd in Ibuiian letters
A I ell in 'h" hollow- of the fkoll te
eeived t!iP'vork-. nn I a hammer st ruck
bdi Hie rtn-t oa.
Dr. J. M. Ibid. Secretary of (lie
Mi--h care society, tells a stmy rela
tive t" him 'If. 1 'HP", vv Ic 11 ed tor. h"
wns inv tpil to 1 rci'-ii in Chicago. Hp
WHS taken to thp church by a good
bi'otl.p-, who Ian Ip'I him there eallv,
and, n oup being present but him-cll.
he t-ioiv a s- at in the cliii'-ch alone to
nn lita'o it'id i"-t fm the ( vrning ser
mon. P w is j:si at ibi k, and ho
heard p -"is engaged in a prayer ner-vi'-e
ii. an aijoiii'ng r-mm. He lis
tened. Presently n loud, yealons brut Ti
er engage! ia prayer. l!"toil'-hp up
on various matters, litvl invoked the
Divine blessing upon them, including
"the 'p-aki-r ol tho evening," Dr.
Keid. Per him he prayed very much
a follov?: "O, l-v.il. Me 1 him who
is to ppeak to vn this evening; lie Is a
poor, w- ak man, but make him a ptuv.
rr. We know that lie is only nn edi
tor, ond. Hid! he U rusty; but, 0, Lord,
rub the niet oil'." Di. lb-id .mltl tlm'
the man pr.iyed rnrn"stly. oblivious to
the fact that "the editor" was listen
ing: and. r.a an emphasis 1 1 his prayer,
he (the Dwtor) Uttered u hearty
iiris atintinliy ti noes nliout o'i.
(MUHKMl polllfis of buitnr.