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MTTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, NOVEMBER 20, 1884.
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On.- K u ly Fi icntN.
How neut to have nr-reniiv friend
Keepgriulp, I'iiiiiI ninl irne;
llctlur lo fillip fii mm i)l,l friend
Tlinu I'm t a iln.i'ii new;
Mir cmly friend- ii' li-w uli'l fur,
I 'nn liless uur lie .its niiieli hum
"riiiiii newel I'lieu-!-, il' ,rno thev mo
Till lirb's luiel' liimr it o'ei.
I 'ur eaii.v I'licniM In n cxprvs)
The. li-I Ihcy feel,
Ainl only liile the liilleniess
Til Ircuihlo In reveal;
The linly sympathy they leave
Mir iiiixiii'im thought eniplov;
I'll r.itliiT weep uitli iIhmu I Imo
Than sh ue ii ! ranger's jny.
Ill the grand ni;es cl t
Where la III Iiml sweet lepn-e,
I 'cm. I liii iul.il i in lull i onstniu-y
Sli ill hlo4iitn n tlu- riiot'
Oh. ullo uuiil t live for self iilono,
I M I'm line's (in II sweet wil ?
A heart t onj-t'iiuil In our own,
All neiiiu' voids imiti Ii '
Our caily fiioiulu are plwiiy best,
They shared our luiu-ning ilays
Their welcome ever sweet ly fall
Viv lovn thtii- mints of pinise!
For fame is hut n sccm'loss (lower
lliuih il he erou ik-.I wiih god;
Mill friend-tup, like I lie sweetest lose,
Jli lei Irirnilship in eaeh fold.
I.ulhrr (i. Wi;.7.
A M AN'S MISTAKE,
There were n'l'.y a few people at the
Dolphin Hon- it was late in the sea
son. Tlic in.tj le woods iiiadt! a low
lint-of lii-p ivil against the autumn
sky; the lailics. too, iiiiilllc.l scarlc'
shawls over their white ilre.ssr.s as
they sat 0,1 the piazza of the hotel
overlooking the surf, listening to the
liainl wliieh slid phiynl juliilantly in
the sunny afternoons.
'I he heiress, Mis Vale, who hail
come late, rein line 1 later. She liked
the cold liea!h wliieh erispeil the surf,
turned the maples reil an I made her
horn's ilatn e over tin-smooth Moor of
yellow sand whirh stretched for miles
along the bay.
Her faultlessly beautiful faee, ainl
tin' more world-loving cue of her aunt,
ilaily nu t the view of the loungers as
her sleek hays rhaiupeil their silver
hits down I he shore mail.
She was 111 ire often seen abroad in
hi r carriage, hut, being an old travel
er, she was a good walke:, and often
eatiie in to tea with a dash of red in
her smooth cheek, her orown hair
damp with spray, curling closely
aliout her temples, she had heen on
foot to Crape Point or tin- Shoals--favorite
retreats accompanied only by
h. r great whito hound, I'eri. Miss
Vale was a little peculiar, people said. !
Certainly, she did as sh- pleased. '
with an unobtrusive independence j
which hatdly need to have troubled '
slit! had ootie out th.it day after the
s'orm to see the sea da-h and roll in
1 s!r-ug:h. The sun shone brilliant
ly 0:1 its dancing white caps as they
.eti'ed gradually into calm.
Mi" ha I sat a long while on the
rocks, her great dog at h-r feet. Sic
was a long wav from the hotel, but
.'una waited down the beach with her
carriage, and h r aunt sat ani uig the
cushions and read.
There was no one but I'eri to see how
beautiful Laurel Vale was as she sat
against the ragged bhick rocks, her
dre.ss of steel-gray kirtled from her
slight feet, her grai-.-ful shoulders and
arms huddled in a soft crimson shaw l.
The sunshine struck her perfect
profile under a black soft-plumed hat,
warming her cheek, and bringing into
relief the firm dimpled chin, and those
who had called her cold would not
ba-'e accused her thus then, so happy
the smile of her re I lips, so warm the
light of her brown eyes.
She loved the sea -thrived upon its
breath delighted to be quite alone
with it. So she did not mind how the
hours went, though Aunt 1 'anion
turned her hundrcth page, and yawned
among the purple cushions.
"Come here, Sinbad!"
A mellow masculine voice eame
from among the rocks too pleasant
ami manly a voice to whiten Mi is
Vale's cheek with fear, certainly; but
with one swift silent motion she rose
to her feet, pa'e as if she had seen a
a ghost. .
She glanced around. A little be
hind and just below her stood a gen
tleman a blue-eyed man with a fair
heard and a pi eat tawny dog fawning
at his feet.
He met her startle ! g.ie with one
equally startled - then instinctively
lilted his hat. After au instant he
r line slowly up the rocks, almost re
luctantly it seemed. He, too, was
pale now. j
"Lain id," he said gently.
Von might have understood then
why people called Miss Vale cold.
Her fair mobile countenance seemed
t 1 hard"ti over her spirit like a mask,
She had but one thought that after
live year-' suffering she had come to !
happy, when here, before her again,
: to ! 'he destroyer of her peace.
Sho made a swift involuntary gest.
tire, as If to keep hin off. A quick
pathetic sadness swept across his faee
as ho saw it.
'And si you hate me?" ho said,
.She caught her breath.
"I do not know," she gasped.
The great tawny dog snilTetl at t?ie
hetn of her steel-gray dress, and then
looked up in her faee, wagging his tail.
His master mothmed him away.
"No!" she eried, bending over the
handsome ereat Mre. "He use. to love
Huron Alverton linked at her with
his blue eyes and groaned.
"Laurel," ho said, with a fine appeal
ing gesture. "1 used to love, you.
Yet to- lay you would not toueh me
with your beautiful hand as you toueh
that brute! And 1 deserve it!"
Mie seemed to look at him then for
the first time, th iugh only for an in
stant. Ifshosaw h iw his f.ie.) had
(hinged in live years, and was stirre I
to pity, fdie gave no sign. She turned
her he ld aside and seemed to wateh
the to dogs frolicking down the
"No exeti e i' nil I hn inventpil for
me," lie went on. "Vo ' were one of
the sweetest, truest wiiinc.i that ever
breathed, ami my promised wile. Not
a shadow stood between us when I
leet Nellie Hiiuple'.on. lint 1 knew
less of w.i lieu th in I il 1 now. I could
not tiie isi. re you, appr.'. iato you as I
have done since. 1 was l fool to be
won from ymi by a pretty faro, though
that faee had set. the artists crazy.
Ah. well, you do n it even care to lis
ten t o me! "
She had gathered up her gloves and
parasol to deseeiel, but paused.
"Laurel." he continue I, -in the oi l
days you were never revengeful or
iieliitle If ymi were both now,
you might gloat over the misery of my
married life. I am utterly wre'ehed.
Let this jut d erei -repay you for my
ba e dcsi'iti'iii.
'li.ir.iii! where are you?" railed a
A d' mpy figure in blue had iausei
at the foot of t he rin ks, ami n pair of
la- klustre li ne eyes now looUnlupat
Iheui, tlp owipt apparently no! caring
to avi-n-l, It was a blonde, faded,
sieky f , fretful and careworn,
though Mrs. Alvertoa had evidently
once been very pretty.
Lif.ing his hat to Laurel, liaron
Ahertoii turned, went down 1 In; rocks
and joined her A few sharp words
folln.M'd, which Lann-1 overheard.
' '"' following winter develops a
strange surprise at Nutwood, Miss
Vale's h e. Her aunt. Mrs. I'ar-
don An! Icy, the most well-meaning iT
disagreeable persons, chose to engage
herself in marriage to Mr. Abvl Al
verton, thi! sourest of 1 aehelois and
Haroti Alverton's uii ;le. Laurel was
spee -lde-s Willi tlirprise.
"Why do ymi marry him. Aunt I'ar-don?".-he
a-ked at last. "Are you
not happy le re?"
"liee.nise h is rich," answered Mrs.
Pardon, "and I want a home of uy
own. I've no dotibl you mean well,
Laurel, but I don't alwavs approve of
Her niece was .silent, and the prepa
rations for t he weddiugcouimcnceil. II
Aunt Pardon did not approve of Lau
rel, she had no hesitation in demand
ing her attention, her carriage, her
servants for this tnomento.is occasion.
With great patience Miss Vale al
lowed herself to be set on one side in
her own house while the arrangements
for her auut's marriage went mi.
"So vexatious!" cried Aunt Pardon.
"That disobliging Miss Trimmings ab
solutely refuse.s to come out here and
make my dresses, but says she w ill un
dertake them if 1 will come to town
for a few days. I suppose 1 must do
it; and Mr. Crabtree proposed last
night that we come to his place, a
vt ry nice private boarding-house,
quite exclusive, in fact."
She stopped, beaming; but Laurel,
who felt really too tired for any new
exertion, hesitated to respond.
"Wouldn't some one else do?" she
asked at last. "Some less important
person than Miss Tiimmings might
be found to come here."
"Xo, indeed! There's nob.nly so
stylish and high-priced. Wv must go
certainly we must. Laurel! Hut, by
the way, Mr. Crabtree says Ids nephew
your old beau, liaron Alverton -and
bis wife are staying there now."
"Where?" asked Laurel, bewildered.
"At his boarding-house. 1'eoplo
say that his marriage didn't turn out
well," Mrs. Pardon rattled on. unheed
ing her niece's silence, "for his wife
acted like a crazy woman when he lost
some of his money last ytar rated
him so, it was really quite scandalous!
Hid you see her on the beach last fall?
Such a white-faced thing! They say
she takes arsenic for her complexion.
I don't call her pretty, though she was
nil the rajre live or six years ago. I
I believe she hut her health-too inueh
lissipation. I've heard that she's aw
fully jealous of her husband, though
ho don't give her the least cause, and
bears it like a Iamb."
Laurel and her aunt were at Mr.
t'rahtree's boarding- house -certainly a j
ipiiet and luxurious retreat enough.
Laurel had been loch enough to j
come; but here she was, and Mrs. j
Pardon, at least, was satisfied, for the
mornings were endless rounds of shop-1
ping and the afternoons momentous
periods of trying on new; dresses.
As for her niece, her greatest appre
hension was that she should encounter
Huron Alverton; but a little dissimi
larity in meal hours warded off this
event until the veryjast night of her
stay in town.
She had been restless and could not
sleep. At about 1 1 o'clock she thought
she would go to her aunt's room, as
that lady did not retire early, and get
a certain book, which might divert
her mind and . 1 1 1 i -1 her nerves. As she
passed along the rich halls in her vel-
vet -sin id feet, a do or was Hung open
and a will-eyed maid rushed out.
"( Hi," she cried, at sight of Laurel,
"won't you coine in a minute? I'm
afraid she is dyinn!"
Amazed, Laurel stepped within the
door. A little figure in blufl writhed
upon the Moor, yet evidently Mrs. Al
verton was partially unconscious.
"Call her husband aduet.or- quick!"
eck' iiucd Laurel.
Wit Ii incredible strength, she lifted
the helpless woman in her arms and
laid her upon the bed.
In t'o'iiovt moment of horror she
aw tlia Mrs. Alverton had ceased to
bre, it b.
A- she turned to escape coming feet
which she heard, she encountered
White and shocked, he gazed at the
pallid face upon the pillows.
"It has come as I feared," he eried,
clinching his hand up m his harassed
brow. "She is dead from an overdose
And in a few moments all the house
was startled by the sad truth.
The 1st of March Mrs. Pardon Ard
ley became Mrs. Abel Crabtree.
It was a strange mockery of llowery
symbols and lovers' vows to Laurel
Vale. Indeed, so strange a shadow
secincil upon all the world that she
would clasp her bands over her eyes,
sometimes, and ponder as if in a night
mare that must break soon, or she
would lose consciousness forever.
F.vcr since that nut uuiii day by the
rocking sea peace seemed to have de
serted her. Outwardly she had long
been cnim, but inwardly unrest now
seared her brain and burned away her
All Summer she drooped alone at
Nutwood, lu the Autumn her physi
cian declared that she must go down
by the sea.
"(in down to the Dolphin House for
1 lew weeks with my family," Jr.
Stone said. "Victor will bo there and
w ill ta care of yon," referring sig
nificantly to his sou, who had long
openly adiuited Miss Vale.
Hut she went only with her maid
and diiba, though she found the doc
tor's family congenial company.
The sea received her kindly. It
Mew its salt breath in her face, bright
ened her beautiful eyes, quickened her
strength. The hurried pulsations be
gan lolieat more slowly and evenly.
Hut there was a secret want.
"Oh, for some one to love me!
some one whom I could love!" she
cried one day. dropping her face in her
anus upon the ragged rocks.
"I love you, Laurel, but it is too late
fiir you to love me," syllabled a voice j
at her side.
She lifted her head. She and Karon
Alverton looked into each other's
eves. His sad gaze read all her strug
gle. "Oh. tell me the truth!" he prayed.
Perhaps the sea, sounding its grand
thunder in her ears, helped her to rise
above all pettiness.
"I love you, Haroii," she said, sim
ply; and both were happy.
To (biiver Like an Aspen.
The legend of the asj en is very old.
It attributes the quivering of the
aspen leai to its refusal to bow with
all the other trees before the Lord as
ho walked to Kedron in his grief. The
story has been prettily told in verse:
The trees fell hii niching; their lieinl- nil Imwutl
Towiint Him in Hiiletnn devotion,
Save (he ii-pi-n. Ihat stood up mi rIhIi-I and
It limit' neither murmur nor inelion.
'I lien the Holy One lilleil liis face nfii.;
"Tho hsh'U shuli -hake Hud ipiiver
From Iln limn Inrlli till I come Hgain,
Whether cniwirj bv I rook or river."
The live peers w ho are membeis of j
the T.nghsh royalty Uiiuly never vote
on political questions. Tuis must
save t hem an immense amount of
lliljtit I n
lie Ii nest ninl 1 1 11-.
I eves of eaeh I ue'
llrnwii. Iilnek. sro . a. 1 ' Mm
III nil thai yen - '. .
All thai yuu iln
t eyes in whirli in- ilicr
I k 'liovu w ill) l - iii' ;
Thai sparkle i h jm
At things oi)il iite I hii.Ji'.
I In never h thin;:
You W1111I1I hiile I11 11 liir
This strange and iiiteiestintr inci
dent that follows is related by Hi.-hop
Stanley, who says 1 ln-r.. no doubt of
the truth in every p i t .ihr. Hishop
Stanley says that a I'rctnh sursreou at
Mtiyrna, iieing unat'l" to procure a ,nn s dose of poverty. I believe, and
stork, on account of th - great venera- ' never squeal; but I will never .sl-epin
tion entertained for their, by the a dugout until this mortal has put mi
Turks, took some eggs secretly from a I immortality. I've slept in a log cabin
stork's nest, and replaced them with ', with 110 roof over it whatever, in log
hen's eg,'s. Alter awhil ' chickens .ring camps, where I could count the
were hatched, greatly to the surprise principal stars in the linn; -nt, while
of the storks. The main sb.rk dis.ip-; the theriiioim ter was below lortv de-
peared suddenly, and was not si! -n for
, two or three days, when he n turned
with it large number of other storks, j zodiac at a height of feci above' r,i'is iie.-cribei as "habited like a
These birds assemble I in a circle 1 high water mark, w it h the t 'nah llcep 'grave citizen - gold u'i rile, an I uloves
around the nest, ami carefully exam j cayote slinking in the di-lauce, and hung thereon, rings on his lin
ined the little chicks. The female . -inking atmn t iie weird style ol solo j j,,.rs. ;m, ;l -i-al ring on his thunib."
stork was then brough: into the mid! ' that makes vmir heart sink: but I nev- !
of the circle, and nfler s ene discussion
was attacked l.v the whole llock and
I lorn to pieces.
Little I'aul went nut i ito Hi woods
one day bird-u.-st ing. Ilediln't mean
to rob the nest he only Wanted to
know Where t hey were. ', liked t'
find a prettily woven one with litth
blue cgu's in it, and watch till the tiny
birds burst the shell. Thev were such
odd lookingl things, with their big
mouths always open for worms. It
was pleasant to see them from day to
day, till their pin-feat her grew, and
theybeia stout and strong and be -
ga:i to sing a few note.
liul be did not find
He began to feel li!l
hi.- dinner, lie could ;,o
and visit the w Is some
i -r mom-
ing. Then he looke I about him could coin" h m:e at any hour of the
Which path led 10 the Jarm ? lie sat j night and fall into his house, lint here
down and thought about d. Theinori ' the wav was opened for a serious draw-
he thought, the more he w is pnzlcd. back. The architeel arc of the hmi-'e
How should he ever gel hmie again": allowed tbevagra t mule and thehigh
Slioiild he have lo stay all night in the I spirited Texas steer to fall into the
woods, w iihoiit any lainlle but tin house also, and no one knew, when he
stars? without any bed but the mossy J sal down to dine, whether it would be
cushions? without any muring but j a stray pack jack r au ab-ent-minded
the green branches? 1 grizzly that would fall through the roof
Ho called aloud. h"pi-;g somebody j ' ' "'rk gravy or fill the slum
might be felling trees there. Only j tiuli'oti with hair and gravel, o hers
the echoes answered h.lu. a id t!'e lit
tle brook seemed to l.lllgil out ilt
lie r inhered that mre old llrindl'
had strayed away into th wood-lot.
His lather was gone in s -arch of her
for hours. He wished he might hear
the tinkle of her bell now, a el see le 1
white bonis pushing the bushes
A I ttle bird Mew down and took 11
drink from the brook. Mie knew hei
way through the thi k wo ids; but
what was a little boy to do?
lie fell as if he should st li ve if he
didn't Iiml his way soon. He wished
he bad brought one ot Ins 1110! her'?
d mghnuts along with hiiu. Woile he
was wondering what to do. he hear..
a familiar sound close by. II was :,
little low song he had often heard .it
hoiue. It seeniel to come from 1
bunch ol Mowers grow ing a.nong the
lnoss -s. Were Mow ers ever known t
Paul remembered that nobody in
that region kept bees but his father.
The bee knew the wav home. When
he had filled hi-
le ney-bags am! Mew i
up out of the Mowers, almost brushing ' luction ol pepp rnnnt oil in that r.--Paul's
cheek, it seemed as if he said. gion. There are about : n acres of
"It's time to be going to the hive; fol. -l annually devoted to the pro luc- j
low me. child." And he watehe I the (ion of this useful and essential oil in
bee mount up into the air a little way- Wayne and adjoining counties, which
He then made a bee-line for home, and s ,-nnsidero.l the liue-t quality grow 11
Paul followed. in the United Stat-s. The a-inn il 1
The loe was just Hying intothe hive. : production is i'iii.om pounds of oil.
all yellow with pollen, when PauT-, It is planted very early in the spring, '
mother cried out. "Where have you 1 and the harvest begins in August.
been, dear ? I was afraid you had run ; Alter cutting the mint it is allowed j
liway to the village to see the rircus : to wither for eight or ten hours, and!
oiue in." it is then raked and placed in cocks,
"I was lost in the wood-lot." sa;u 'where it em b. left but a short time
Paul: "I met one of our bcesd.wn before bcin,' taken to the still. The:
there making honey. When he .mt still consists of wooden tubs, and j
ready to mine home, he showe 1 me the Ihe w ilted mint is paekc I in the tubs J
wav." " . 1 iiits.
Although the making of puns j by
no means :;s popular as it wa ten
years ago, the following lines ar
worthy of notice:
Oh, tiofee! I tun n priiuil of thrf
A. n mountain ot its fctnow.
I nn. nn thee an. I I'eri that pride
A Kiimnii knows;
For no nosp know.
Tho littil ilinp joy
Wliieh mv nose known.
There are over !HHtO pawn shop, in
' A 1 1 )(;( T ( )l: Tl 1 1' V 1ST
Hill Nve Diei on -sos Upon 1. jo
in M Dllfrnil. I
Pceuli;irilies ami DiMilvailtitge of ! Hiiu- !
oili, ar, n Place of Eesiileneo. .
There's no use talking, roughing it i
in pleasant weather with good eoiupa- ;
ny and as little civdizatioii as possible 1
is pleasant and healthful. Minuting j
or fishing all day lu the mountains, j
with plenty of blankets, a bonfire and 1
a briar pipe at night, after a .ige 1
chicken or trout, or elk supper, is not ;
n ally roughing it after all, but a dug '
out is certainlv the abomination of i
desolation. I can stand a gmwu pci-
j gives, and have rolled mvself 111
pair of governintiit blankets and th
' in- .1.. 1,1 ii, i." . I,, 1 TI...I !,.
is h iV
(hat I never have evi.e.ien I Tl
, adobe is not a verv bad house, whether
adobe is not a verv bad house, whether i
1 il be tin' original Mexican adobeofsun-
! dried brick, or the con upt ion thereof,
' which is found further north. and which
j is sod. These houses are built of the
tough, s.itar.' block cut from a "iii-sy
I Mat. and some of Hi em are goo I-looking
nud comfortable, but the dugout is a
hole in the ground with a dirt roof
! over it in which vmi liv.
dog and e;et fresh air on ground lmg
day, if the Indians will 1-t you. The
rustic dugout, I am glad to see, is not
holding Its place in our modern ar. hi-
. tect tire, and looks now as though it
j might some day disappear entirely. It j
1 had its good points and had its dsad- I
vantages. In thoilnys w hen valley tan '
mared i. ami down the hmd seeking
whom it might devour, the dugout w as j
a boon to inanv. for the householder !
may like excitement at meals, but I do
not. It certainly does not aid diges
tion, and a 111 in w ho h is once picked
a grizzly out of Ins cotiee does not
wish to do so again.
I'.ot the descried dugout is the most
cheerless place I know. The drainage
of a dugout is never good, and alter
the inhabitants have g me and there is
Ho one to get the Water out on bail, the
home-like and cheerful air that should
dwell there is gone. Heir readi"'. if
you are disposed t ; drag on your steady
nerve and regular pulse let measUyo.i .
to spend the night in a deserted dugout
in the bosom of the earth a hundrud
inih s I rom feed or water. If von do
N"1 ""I"' ,"'I'"IV r'"' ,n "'" ,l,ilt s"1""
1 1""',, r ruilian will cine ;,lug and kill
, V'"i. you must be, indeed, hard I. 1
j would rather craw l into the .sarcipha-
f a total st .-anger than to sp,., j
the night ill the deserted dugout of
most intimate friend. ; A'v.
M iiiiif.icltiro of I'ep ierni.'itt Oil,
A eorresp hi I -nt w riting from
Wayne C ui'i'y. New York, to the
I lep:iiiiii"!i! 01' Agriculture at Wash I
ingtmi gives a i a nut of the pro.
by treading with the feet; when full
' -over Is fitted tightly over the top ., ,
me tun. aniline mini is tn,-n sie;,,e, ,
j by means of a pipe which connects I
; the lower part of the tub with a steam ,
boiler. Peppermint is sometimes
i...i.uiar ..nii;. ,ii...i .....i .
weeds allowed to grow among
which N Mine,. 1, nm give 1.11- j
i-""" ..ic-unoy p.i.u 00 pr.
luceil in Wayne and adjoining in.iiii-(
lies is r. line 1 at i.vons. . 1., ami
sent out in butties made lor tin
! iiose. ilulv branded and I ib -licit
actual cost of producing and refining !
It is tropi 2 to$-t a pound.
' CMITIMiS F(l TIIK t llili L's.
II. IN. Heller. .
sh k'ht-of h md per.
.lews, llah yer,
cobs. I'hillippc. Iler-
Adrian and lilitz.
is ht.ile l that a field ten miles
will hold the population of 1 lie
1 anli, ;.ud that mie twenty miles
MU.ile Would seat them all. j
A French s ientist, having placd a
number of hyacinths in glas- in a j
circle around the pipe of a stone, lound :
; that the runts took an abno-t hoiion-,
' lal direction tow are the pipe as a cotu
: in hi cent re of attraction.
I The Indians ol ( bnaha have always
: been aecii-loiued to work on land in
j severalty; they do not posses (In
itio! io:i of ownership in land. I'nder
. the law of I-'.', however, every head '
I of a family was allotte I 1 acres,!
! and '.fit allotments have been ma le.
'I liumli rites were generally broad
gold ring- worn mi the thumb by im
ported personages. A character in
the Lord Mavor's show in Loudon in
I TheepoNc. drow ning
if 7' '.' " " 1
"'""s " n" ' ' ""
i ,-i,"s ""' ""
1 calls the Mood caused bv the
w Inch i
t uie (likes m 11 111, itni in 1
swept away loiniml persons, or the,
one b 'fore that in tin- sain- country !
from the same cause, in IIJI. when!
oicr pi'i.it in people peri-lied.
He Paris tells us that the idiv -i- i;iu '
of the present day continue- to;
pre'iv to his prescriptions the letter j
l. which i-i generally supposed to'
j mean recipe, but which is
relic of the astrological symbol
-lupiler, formerly used a- a species
China is about one-thud l.irg 1 th in
the I'nitcl Mat' and its teintories.
and has eight time the iiopul.it ion of 1
this country say, in round numbers,
i.xcr Ji H i.i 11 m 1,1 ii 11 1. Hecords there date
back from beyond the time of the N i
achian Mood, and piiti'ing was known,
of a Chinese sort, J""'1 years ago. The
Chinese wall Which encircles the 1 'I-
pire mi the Tartar side is l.Vi't miles
long, thirty leet high, and twen'y feet
across the top.
The life of a child wa- save I in a
curious inanip r a' Louisville. Ii got
a thimble lodge I in its thro. 1'. com.
p!ete!y losing its windpipe. A doc
tor had been sent for, but as it was
evident the child would .-trang'e be.
Ion Ins arrival, the toother thru 1 her
linger into its throat, hoping to f.-rce
the obst rii'-t ion into the stomach, w hen
by great good luck, her linger became
firmly incased in the thimble, aid it
was thus di awn out.
Il wa- not till this century 1 p.i
that strangers in Franc" were placed
by other than treaty law on an equali
ty with native I '11 iiclimi n. and allow
ed to receive be.piests and own real
estate, lu s:!2 a -till further iui-pr-ivcnriit
was made in their eondii ion
by their being delivered from inq.i ; - .n
incut for small debts.
ChiliiUi Ind mis.
The fa. -s of the Indian- by
w e were surrounded impressed me fa
orablv. some lew were fair am
'"st '" had Furopean Id i , the:.
veins. I In-v were l-road-chesl lim -
jy-built itieii, intelligent looking, wi'h
well-forme 1 heads, and I could o .t but
be st ruck by one feature t he ex 1 1 .(ordi
nary brilliancy of their eyes, which
gleamed like tire. They were all well
mounted, the horse f..i the m.. si p;ut
being adorned with silver bits a id or
naments, the stirrups also in many
cases being of silver. A piece of tim
ber about J'1 feet liig i. with a man's
face carved on it. was imbedded in the
ground in the center of the circle of
Indians, and 1 understood that it was
their custom to sw ear by this. 'Thev
believe in a god, creator of the imb
verse; in inferior gods of go id and
evil, war, etc.; in t he immortalii v of
he soul; in polygamy, and in the pur
chase system as applied to matrimony.
They possess many good qualities; ,ire
faithful, cotirageotis.and haveext raord
inary memories. One of their charac
teristics is inordinate laziness. I never
saw them out of their huts until II
o'clock in the morning, and then thev
,,, s.nmt,.r ,,.,,, aml ntrot(.i, t1(,m.
s(,lv,,s ,,, gTitnml with the chin
Sliplir,, . ,Mn.s. i this psi-
till, thv tillu., u,hr for ,lllir.s.
, , , . ,....,,,
j place tin- big toe in the stirrup. Thev
j eat horsellesh, mid prefer the Mesh of
,.,,.,. f(, )1:lt ,- N,.n-
...,.., ... n..,t .,i- ... 1, : , . .
in ,i ill
t,lilk thp ,1MPrn civilization
,.,,. 1(.ll0tU ,,ipir rhijjr,,n is
now by i's accompaniments, fast des
troying the parents, who aro fearfullv
ad 'icteii to strong drink. Fortnight hi
SniiietMil 's n i.iny into the worht,
j .miii-ImhIx - li-avili It. wiiiiH-timly weeps;
1 s iini-li.,ity V Ii.ioiii- nn tale's ti-i-iiiit in wliiilel,
I Sollielinilv plit t'liill " o .1- llll! lleei.
Sntin-!iily, sMinewltelll. is lalllllll. In-llilll.
I SmiieliMily sinili while snlie limly sih-.
j Sunn timly. miiui'W here. N ll:tlVoi I III liliytll
I I rnit el the Kl'iipu w h;le iilnelin ly ilies.
s cIlhIv's heart i-. Iitir-itii willi joy,
-iiilii ti ily'- slaivill. somewhere, ulono,
iiiieliii.iy'- j.iaviuu for soiiielniily'i, liny
nt I "1 miIVci t ali'l mal.elll lei liioail.
Snii,e!i.,il ' Il ml i. lifle l on lil;;ll
Soiui-t.ii.ly'.. heart i riven in twain;
SiuieliM.I . soiiii-w here, hear- Mimetiotly er
And I lie ihei llnw- -iiionllily aain.
SotneliiKil ' itile i- -.llliu the wav es.
SotiieMo ! ni- 11 more sorrow - will Know;
Sonieliii i ll.iiue fortune'- I'n-kleiie lifaves
Son. i-!i. 1. 1 '- Mini'- a- pun- a- tie -now ,
s 1I10 '- Iii-miI as lilaek a- the ni'ht.
Sunn lio.l '- i-yc- are eloscil -'heath Itie .-oil;
s el- i.I .- -out was too weak lo: the tiahl,
A1.1I s.i il -.1111 .1 upwai'.l -tn I....T
-Am- Yl. Sun.
The iiuestiou of
t'ie hour- W'l.at
ti is it ?
Water is musical, we presume, when
the fountains play,
After all. tiie beau pole is more use
ful to this country than the North
The fond fat her of a pretty daughter
ha found that it is easier to miss ii
train than to train a miss.
j A wall in the southern part of China
j is s.lid to be made cntiivlvof lish. P
I ought to be easv one lo scale.
A title u-ve ir-o'.d girl, attending
school at Huhltli. is .1 feet. 11 inches
in height, she is a high school girl.
"I'll!, out the gas!" yelled a bold,
bad man. after the political orator ha I
sj. iken lor three hours.
An Knglish scientist says tha' hr
ha-' lo ud a 1 animal with 11."""' eyes.
An animal with 1 1. mm eyes ought not
to get lo-l.
; It is not safe for a young lady 1 1
1111 l -rtakc silk culture. Think of pen-
' pie saving t h. 1' Miss 1 1 in kensinith ha
J 1 worms.
A crusty old bachelor says that
Adam's wife was called Lve bi cause
i when she appeared, man's day of hap-
j pincss wasdraw ing to a close.
There are aid to be It m brigands tp
the I 'mted Mates to every otn1 in Italy
j The l"n includes the summer hole
, waiters and sleeping car porters.
Aiiliqiiitv of Agriculture.
Notwithstanding t he obscurity that
surrounds the beginnings of ngricu'.
lure in dilferent region-, it is s -tiled
- n s a w riter in J'nniurs.-i, w M"iith
i;,. that the dates vary exi ec lingly.
'ue ol tin' earliest examples of culti
vated plants is drawn fnmi Fgypt, in
t'n- shap" of a design representing lig
111 otic of the pyramids of Oi'ih. The
date of tie- const r. let ion of the uionii-
nt is uncerlain: ;utlnrs vary in
a-signiug it to In mi fifteen bundled b
lour thousand two hundred years be
lore tie- Chr.sti.iu era. If we assign
j: t" t wo t lioiisauu ye irs before Christ,
we would have all antiquity of font
thousand ye. rs for the fig. Now, tin
p.N rami. I- 1 a i have been constructed
only by a n . oeroiis people, organized
and civilize I to a certain degree, win
mils! 1 eiise.iient ly have had an estab
lished agriculture, going bacV. several
cent m ie-, at least, for its origin. In
hiiia. twenty-seven hundred year-b.-loie
Christ, the Fmperor Chenngun
introduced a ceremony in w hich, every
year, live species of useful plants were
sown u rice, soja, wheat, and twi.
I,in Is of millet. 'These plants mn-t
have been cultivated for some length
ot tune in so places to have att i;u"
i d the attention of the emperor at thi 1
Agriculture seems, then, to have
I na - ancient in China as T'gyp .
The constant intercourse of tho lattet
country witn Mesopotamia justices 1;;
in presuming that cultivation was a'
most contemporaneous in the region:
of the Fuplir.it-s and the Nile. Why
may it 11 it have been quite as aneieir
in India and the Indian Archipelago '
'The history of the Hravidian and Ma
laysi.lli people does not go back Vci
far, and is very obscure; but there 1
no reason lor presuming that cnltiv
ti particularly on the banks nf tl.
lid not begin among them
ig time ago.
Alleged C ,re Tor llmiilieiiness.
A ,,istil ,,, lish w,a ,.
u r .,. . . .
.......... ....... .......
drunkenness by the following prcscri;
tion given him by an eminent physic i.-:
U is also said to have been the 1
of saving hundreds of others from
drunkard's grave: Sulphate of ii .
twenty grains; magnesia, forty gr.r
'peppermint, forty-four drams; spir.
of nut meg, four drams. 1ohc, u-,
lea-spoon twice a day.