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PITTSBOltO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, DECEMBER 1, 1881.
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'tracts will be mode.
Pi-i-Ims to liifjli .m l ".unions llo ivun
.Wend ihronhiiut I In- land;
I'r.-ii-t-s tn-il.i for what U given
l!y lind's all-li"iiiite.ui- liaml.
Ami every hi-.nt I'm knnuetli good
Ili-lore his throne i- hont.
Yicldiii-, In lliiti its cnitiliulo
I'm- counties- ''i!wiiiK sent.
Ami l: tin- swiMy-pissing yenr
lliiti, n I iis eh.i.ij:es, too
Its ini-ni-ii anil it? Iinrniii;; tear,
Ami iliMiiiiiiiliii iils ncwi
Anil li in (jiii ho-. -tii 1 : 1 1 1 1 hcen torn
Tin-dement nlijirt known,
Ami we me leli, bcicll imkI nnin,
Willi i h ri h-.-s eyicf nluiir
Vet this Wits lint tin- c' iisti-nin roil
Tn miiile to lii-llf-r way;
I" lilt our lnnr slroin earth ti (iuil,
III love anil IhanMul i.i-e,
I'm- iho-e great lili.-ain, p ilolli givo
In li sn liiiilil'ully,
bo imvf I . m li hour nml day we live,
Almiidaiil, rndi and free!
'in' Nation's crowned to-day with Pi-iiccj
No strile in Bwiiy assail-;
( Ollil-.ll. ,111-1 tlilll't, III I 1 1- illi'll'lise,
And hi-.i'iiii in iii-viiil;
Whili- l ii-i di-iii. linl'.s rninili'iiiK hoon.
Hods unit i i . i i,
And i in id . ill i in hwm-l commune
Tiir nit- IViiiii iiiaiiii! to limine.
J lie l i iilv . i Or va-t liaiw-t-lirld,
lly l.il"! 'iilin-4 li in. I.
II i- 1 1 1 1 1 1 nrii a- iiiiiiiiiiU'd yield
I In- c;:o m i nl tin- t : t i 1 ;
while lull. .in. I -i..e. mi. I valley K-.'iu
i h on-haid- h. nding low,
ll.-- llli;."V lllliti I III- liill- Ml'lll
'I A t it 1 1 1 1 1 ii golden "jew.
And tn then- hoimtics ol'kiml Heaven,
Tht-Si: In nc til-an. I wcnlih.
Tlilinihoiit the favored Innd was giveu
ilii' iimteld. s lilt-.-: ug Health;
N"i linlli I'liutncioii smitten town
nd city with its lireath,
And n-l tlm striken thousands down
In iinn i-li unil in dt-aih.
So, fur these lilcs-ings of (lie- vein,
An I licm-aictiniis pt'i nt,
l.tt i s give thank with song an I elicer.
And voiee and heart elate'
And while tube our hciut.- in praise,
l)nr nun shah he alwny
To iniikii each day of lime for us
A(,'lnil, TiMM.M.iviMi Day!
I). Rraineri VllUmtm.
Such a cold Thiuik.siving day as if
was! with the thermoiiii'ter hiding shiv-c-ringly
at the very liottom of its glass
prison, and with the wind r.inii and
shrieking wildly aloiiff the telt-gr.iph
wiies. 'J'ht-ri- was snow, too tiny, whirl
ing flakes, that felt like needles when
they touched your face or hands. Even
the great, gloomy, diri-degriined ware
houses seemed toshiverand crouch be
neath the fury of the cruel north wind.
"Shine! shine! shine 'em up fur a
nirkel!" Tip's shrill, boyish voice rose
idiove the shrieking of tin- wind, and his
r-'.Hid face, made rosy and glowing by
I lie nipping of tin- wind and snow
M iki.'i, shunt! from behind the folds of
bis ragged re I "o un forter.'
Whew!" gasp -d Tip, as a sudden
g'i-,1 of wind almost forced him to
in ilie at iuii'oiiiplii snt of the hard
p iveini-nt, "what a day! Wish't I was
to home. Kvi-ji (ir.inny Macarthy's
old r.liinty is h.-ttcr'n noUiink. 1
iKiu'l see why they call this Thanks
f;ivingday. I hain't got riothink to
l.- thankful to anybody fer, as I knows
oi, 'les'tis this jolly warm comforter
lournl my nook."
Tii didn't stop to think, I an sure;
if he ha I msidered a moment he
would have found many other things
to be thankful for.
"Uraiiny must 'a had a stre.ik o'
luck when she gi.' me this comforter.
.Test a-i good as new.only a little holey.
l'Vaps Jod made a big haul yesterday.
I'l'li! I wouldn't go ;.- loeket-pickiii'
for a forchin. Sh'd think Jed O'.ea!o
'd lay awake all night ;:-!hinkin' 'bout
what he's bee:i a-doin'. Stealin' silk
w ipes may pay bettor'n blackin" boots,
but 1 wouldn't do it tor (Jranny Ma-ci.-thy
er anybody else!
".Shine, sir ': Only a nickel!" as a
fat ligare, all inuilled up In a shaggy
irster and a seal .skin cap.camu pulling
and blowing around the corner.
"Oh, go 'long boy!" said the fat fig
ure, irately. "Do you think I'm going
to staud here and freeze to death in
order to get my b;jots polished?"
"Thought you might want a rest
r'ght here," said Tip, very meekly,
though his bright blue eyes were
With an unintelligible snort, the fat
figure puffed on again.
"Only two shines to-day," thought
Tip disconsolately, "an' it's past noon.
I thought I'd have a dinner In style,
to- lay, with turkey an' choe'late an'
pu Idin' an' so forth, but icn cents
v on't buy it. Ton cents extry, now,
woul 1 jest do it. Heigh-ho! why
wasn't I born a swell banker, or else a
l.c-yiitiful banker's daughter, with
; ildiu' hair an' lauhin' eyes?"
Then another liure in an ulster and
i seal-skin cap ni ne by. This gentle
uan wasn't short and fat, but tall and
,r.icefuL Ilewatjmt opposite Tip,
when his foot slipped on the treacher-
tu pavement and down he went with
h dull thump.
I'm ever so glad to ! uv that Tip
didn't laugh. If he had laughed, I'm
afraid I'd have been so ashamed of my
her ) that I would have left this little
story all untold. Most boys would
have laugl'eJ, but Tip's face was as
grave a a judge's, as he limped over
Tip was lame you must know and
proceeded to help the gentleitan to
"A worry bad fall that," said Tip.
with solicitude. "'lopo you didn't
break no bones, '
"Oh, I guess not. i.iank you," said
Mr. .lohn l!ran'h, rubbing bis bruises
tenderly. "Don't you want to blacken
my boots, buy';"
"Course, sir," began Tip, brightly;
"hut," dubiously, "your boots don't
seem to need much shinin'."
"1 think they do need shining," said
Mr. Uranch, with quiet decision, a
funny laugh in t ,c jolly brown eyes.
So Tip sit to work with a wi I. and
in less than a minute Mr. liranch's
boots were like twinkling mirrors.
"Whew! I bet that fellow's rich."
thought delighted Tip, as be poi-keted
the quarler of a dollar Mr. liranch iu
sis!ed on his taking. "P'raps he's too
proud to curry small . ngn in his
pockets. Voii don't ca'i-h m; hi'in's
proud as all that! Pennies air's good's
dollars, if you've got plenty of e" in.
An" now fer the swt-lle-t r --Manning in
town! Oh, i-ricky. that fellow s Id -t his
pocket-book, sure's guns!'' making a
dive for the pavement.
"Hi, hi, there!" shrii-ked Tip, shrilly,
"coin ' ba'-k an' get your property!
Say-y, mister!" and Tip hastened after
Mr. Miamli as fast as hi- lame leg
"Wish he'd take his rip olTi-n bis
ears a minute," punted Tip to himself,
as Mr, liraiii-h never turned bis bead.
"So'.i ho coul I Ilea", t'ricky! what
steps he takes! There he's stopped
at list, an' at the -.wiliest, hou-e in the
' street, I do believe."
As Tip paused to take breath, Mr.
I Drani'h tripped nimbly up the marble
I sti-l-s. nod iiiii-ni-il tin io:i--:i vi ilimr.
"Why t oiildn't hea'waited?" grum
bled Tip; but Tip's grumbling, like
everything el-e about him, was cheery
and good-nut iirci'. "Vow, I'll have to
ring and present my card, and be
oosherel into th" elegant boodorc."
And Tip laughed -it the very thought,
"lint deal mi !"' v. ith a comical twinkle
in the merry blue ryes, "I've gone an'
don,- it! I left my carl-ease an' r loves
boiiii- on the piannt r! lint, it can't be
helped now, as I didn't expect to go r
calliu' to-day. I wonder what that
feller'U do when In- gets the pocket
bonk" gravely. "P'r'aps he'll clasp
my haul with teears in his eyes, an
say. 'Hi-re is a hui'dred thousan' dol
lars, tin?, -it, me dear, deear benny
factor, as a small tokint o' me regards!
If you ever need a friend, why call on
me. Oh, cricky!' and Tip laughed till
he had to hold tight to the fence, and
till the tears came. "An' then I'll
say: 'You insa-a-lt mu honor, sir; 1
only did me july!"
Willi fear and trembling. Tip rang
thn bell. It was opened immediately
by a tall, solemn person in black and
imuiaejlate white linen, wh se sandy
hair was parted and plastered down
with great precision, and who carried
bis bead very high ind--ed. You should
have seen the look of outraged sur-pris.-
on his smooth, solemn face, when
be beheld the ragged little liguro in
Tip returned the stare with ono of
easy nonchalance. lie had no' lived in
the slum of a great city for the short
twelve wars of his life for nothinir.
He was quite aware that "appearances
are sometimes deceitful." Though the
person before him had the look and
bearing a prim e might wish for in
vain, Tip well knew he was only a
servant, after all.
"I wants to see the feller who jest
went in," said Tip, with quiet dignity.
"I hain't got no card along, but you
jest tell him a gentleman wants to see
him on business. That'll fetch him, 1
gaess. He quick, please, 'cause my
time is valu'ble." Then to himself,
with a chuckle, "I'm hungry, that's
"Did I ever hear such impudence in
all my born days!" gasped James, roll
ing his eyes in solemn horror. "A
beggar ringing at the front door, and
calling on business'."
"I hain't no beggar!" said Tip, stout
ly, his eyes flashing.
"What is it, James?" said a pleasant
voice, which Tip recognized as belong
ing to the gentleman whose wallet he
had in his pocket. Then Mr. liranch
himself appeared on the scene.
"A ytntlem'in to see you on liiisiifs,
Mr. Branch," murmured James, wild
asnilT. He looked so scandalized that
Mr. Rranch had to smile in spite of
"Oh, it's you. is it?" said Mr. Uranch
to Tip. "Well -what can I do foi
"Xothink as I knows tin," said Tij ,
casting an indignant as well as tri
umphant glance at James. "I found
this 'ere where you tumbled down. So
I comos after you's fast's I could. You
didn't hear me a-hollerin' after you."
Mr. John liram-h opened wide his
eyes, and clutched the wallet eagerly.
Then he looked curiously at Tip.
"Have you any idea how valuable
this book is to me?" he asked, after a
"So, sir," said Tip, wondering why
he asked that question.
"It is worth thousands upon thou
sands of dollars to me, and you have
done me an inestimable service in
bringing it to me." Then he asked
abruptly so abruptly as to almost
make Tip jump out of his broken, rus
ty shoes: "Have you had your dinner
"Vo, sir," stammered Tip. "Didn't
have 'noiigh money to get any til'
after I'd blacked your boots. Oess I'll
go to a restaurang now," making a
live for the great door.
"Don't go," said Mr. Branch, quick
ly. "By the way, what is your name?"
"Dunno. tines- I hain't got no oth
er name. Only swell lolks has more'n
"Well, Tip let's call you Tip liram-h,
ju-t for fun --I should like to have you
stay and dine with us to-day. In an
hour or so dinner will be ready.
And Tip stave 1 for dinner - not only
on that Thanksgiving day. but the
nex'. day, and the next, and numerous
If you should ever go into the Na
tional Bank oa trert, you may
see there a handsome, manly lad, who
limps slightly. Tlu-y cad him Tip
Branch. Mr. John Branch, who is
piesidcnt ol tha bank, loves Tip al
most n well as if he were his own son.
Tip may s mi-- day be a banker, after
all. Whok'iiws? Atone time this
seemed the wihb'd improbability to
Tip. Bui things happen very strange
ly in this world.
Tip i- n jw of the opinion that Cran
ny M.u-arthy s old rod "comforter" is
not the only thing ho has to be thank
Advertising Koilires in New York.
It seems absolutely impossible for
the men who advert;se on Broadway
to attract the attenti in of the public,
says a New York letter to the Chicago
Trii'iiiir. They have tried so many i
schemes and experimented so exhaust
ively that people now have a sublime
indifference to the uncouth or ulanii;; I
figures on the highway and walk i,v
without paying the slighest attention
to them. l-lven Dr. Mary Walker
strods down Broadway without being
unduly M ired at, because every one
thinks :-. is an advertising d.idge.
Huge Indians and negroes, dressed in
the wildeM sol-', of toggery, gaudily,
dres-ed d wai ls and men who walk in
side of cliaiiipagne-bottles, big tin
Miirts, ami iiiaiiiinoth cakes of soap
wander along Broadway unnoticed.
They hold handbills passively out to
the crowd, hut the crowd rushes by
ihuin without a glance, a horse and
rider comparisoned in steel moves up
and down Broadway unnoticed, and
two giants, dressed as grenadiers, with
bearskin caps, stalk along arm-in-arm
yelling the name of the article they
a lveitiseon heedless ears. A squat
and happy negro dres.-od in harlequin,
with a sign painted across his shoulder
blades, dances before the l-'iflh Ave
nue Hotel warbling iis Frit. Kiiiim-t
never did in his palmiest days, and be j
has only an occasional loitering telegraph-boy
and ono or two men who
carry sign;i on their backs for au audi
ence, (iangs of rough-looking men
wearing prison garb mid chained to
gether tramp along one of the fashion
able thoroughfares to advertise a play
and occasion no remark, and huge ad
vertising wagons an; dragged drearily
about without noticeable effect. Tho
sidewalks are often littered with bills,
and when a horn blows and Sitting
Bull and his tribe of painted warriors
roll by on a g uidy hotel-coach scarcely
it head is turned to look at them.
And yet if a man should walk down
Broadway with onesideof bis mustache
shaved off or a woman should stroll
along with a lighted igarette in hei
hand a mob would spring up from the
earth, and 50,tK0 people would be talk
ing about it all within twenty-four
America's Richest Woman.
The richest unmarried lady in Amer
ica now is said to be Miss Mary (Jai.
rett, daughter of John W. Garrett, bite , u thilt wmll(1 huve ,,one crClIll t a
president of the Baltimore and Ohio j drunkcn shmx. Then lie put on his
railroad, who left her at least f 10,000,. j hat wlli(.n ,,,., ,u v(v w,. in ,...
inm Miss WollT. of New York, ha- seqlIori!.e 0f fl,r pais of butter which
until now been considered the wealth- i thp ,., ,,., , un,K.r thl. ,,.
iest unmarried lady in America, but ingf Bily "(init lenien, I have ha I i
Miss Carrett's fortu le w 11 be even vcry large tivn- d .she I through t!u
greater than hers. Miss Wolff is a ,,oor ail(l r;m Broad wav with a
maiden lady over fifty years of age, gppei, w,)i(.h ous,.( t. j.-llow cab
who has devoted her years to deds of (lrivers totura arcund in their seats and
charity. Miss Oarreti is only twnty-1 ,ok afu.r bin, with solemn ulm.ru
eight years of age, tion.-iVw York Sun.
SQUELCHING A lilf", liOKI-:
How a New York B- ire wns
Inflicting Himself Upon a Party with Mot
A few nights ago a party of six men
sat at a comer table in an up-town
restaurant taking supper with a
seventh man, who had been rendered
somewhat conspicu ms among mm
about town by his sudden resolve to
renounce his former easy-going and
luxurious stylo of life for the purpose
of marrying a young woman who lived
in Biorklyn. The dinner was about
halt over when a man drifted in
through the lower door of the cafe and
made his way with a llaiuboyant smile
toward the supper party. He waiked
daintily, carried his cane under his aim
and a cigarette in his left hand. lie
was dressed in a light business suit,
and might be anywhere from ;ii) to 7"
years of age. lie had a gray inou--tiiche,
patchy whiskis, and wore his
hair full over the ears and bald at the
"This gentleman," said the host,
waving his hand toward the new
'omer, "is the uio.M stupendous bore in
New York. In the course of lit teen
years 1 have found it impossible to sit
down to a meal in a cafe or go to a de
cent ui-towu bar without being bored
by thi) cheerful hub vile. Of course
you all know him. He will ring in on
The stranger bowed with great affa
bility to everybody, .luluding the wai
ter, continued to smile effusively,
dragged up a chair without further in
vitation and wedged himself in betw een
the host Hud a tall young man with a
gigantic moiistaeho who bad just como
from Keokuk and had never before
met the "Commodore," as the bore was
called. The stranger immediately pre
tended to be deal', and smiled vacantly
but pleasantly upon the Commodore.
That worthy toyed with his gray inoiis
tiche for a moment and then began to
talk to him. The Keokukian insisted
upon a repetition of every word until
he had the Commodore upon his feet
bawling into his ear. still the west
ern man smiled vacantly, and, sudden
ly conceiving that he had been insulted,
gravely filled a champagne glass full of
vinegar and insisted upon the Commo
dore's drinking it. There was a great
of simulated excitement, but in
the end, in order, as he said, to avoid a
row in the restaurant, t lie Commodore
succumbed, and drank Hie glass to the
bitter dregs. Then h" put his band
into his vest pocket to get a match and
brought out a pat of butter which one
of the party had placed there during
the excitement. Another member of
the group had poured half the contents
of the cruet of cayenne pepper into
the pocket of the unfortunate Commo
dore during the struggle, am! when be
pulled out his handkerchief he sneezed
several times. He lighted his cigar
ette, however, said boys would be boys,
and then laid his cigarette on the edge
of the table while ho re-cued his hat
from the hands of a small man who
had been regarding it curiously. The
host carefully ami thoughtfully turned
the cigarette around, so that when b -(licked
it up again he naturally put the
lighted end in his mouth.
By this time he had urown a bit
flustered, but he still .smiled and said
that he enjoyed good company as well
as anybody if ho cuiild only have an
occasional drink. A glass of cham
pagne was hau led to him anil be
raised it to his bps. Before he could
drink, however, one of tlm mm clutch
ed his arm and begged him to wait un
til he had told a story. Six times the
Commodore raised the glass to his lips
and six times he was obliged to put it
down, until finally another glass was
substituted without his knowledge
which contained some tobacco and
castor oil, with a dash of sweet oil on
top to give it llavor. Here an eloquent
member of the party rose to his feet
and commanded everybody to rise and
drink the health of the host in a bum
per. This was the first chance ti.e Com
modore had had, and I:o jumped up
and tossed off the contents of his glass
at a gulp. Tho effect was extraordi
nary. His eyes closed and opened
with the rapidity and precision of a
trip hammer running at extraordinary
speed, his jaw dropped and he gave a
r;iiii.s ;r iiit.n.iu.
Pen aal ink are the best it lie
Little boats mii-l keep near shore.
Life is riot so exclusively charged
with sweetness that one needs to be
'oiitinually throwing in aci Is or bit
If we could only make the world
think as much of us as we think of
mrselves we should then be properly
A more glorious victory cannot be
gained over another man than this,
that when the injury began on bis
iart, the kindness should begin on
Insult not misery, neither deride in
firmity nor ridicule deformity: the
iirst shows inhumanity, the second fol
ly, and the third pride.
We ought to regard books as we do
sweetmeats, not only to aim at the
pleasantest, but chiefly to respect the
wholesotnest ; not forbidding either
uut approving the kilter most.
Infinite toil would not enable you to
sweep away a mist : but by ascending a
little, you may often look over it alto
ijether. So it is with our moral im
provement; we wrestle fiercely with a
vicious habit, which wnidd have no
mid upon us if we ii-ci n led into a
ligher mural atmosphere.
A feeble and delicate exterior is not
iinfieqiiently united with great force
Df intellect; and it would appear as if.
jcciisioiially, the energies of the oiv-
increase in strength as the powers of
he other decline. Would Moscow
nave illumined the -.ky with her thoiis
md lires had she; been built of more
I'lnhi-elbis To Let.
It suddenly began to rain, and a
I'oung man in a new suit and we iring
1 hat evidently bought that day darted
into the coiridor of an up-town hotel
He waited live minutes.and then look
ed out on the sloppy Hide walk.
"I suppose I'll have .o tak-.' a duck
ing," he remarked, ruefully, to a gen
tleman by his side. "This cane of
mine isn't of m-c b service in a rain
"Why don't you hire an umbrella V"
'.he other inquired.
"Where can I hire one?"
"In the corridor near tho Broadway
The young man lost no time in find
ing tho man who rented the umbnp
las. ch died his cane, and went out
into the street beneath a very respect
able looking gingham.
"They keep umbrellas for rental in
most hotels now," said the man in
:harge of the umbrella stand, "and
lots of them are rented on rainy-days.
Tho general price is twenty-live cent
adav for the use of the umbrella-
When wo let them go out, we require a
leposit of $1.50, which is what the
umbrellas sell for. They are of ging
ham, which will not run when wet'
Our customers are mostly out-of-town
folks, wh come away from home
without an umbrella, or pers ins who
ire caught in a rain storm that comes
"Il ov long will one of these ij-l.'ei
gingham umbrellas last?"
"Abr.it twenty renting. After lha
they begin to wear a very iina'tr ic
tive asp ct in fact, most persi.-ns
don't care much to carry them then."
"D.i you ever rent silk umbrellas?"
"Yes; but they do-i't pay. You see,
t-.iost persons don't care to make so
large a deposit as is required on a silk
umbrella. We ch irge forty cents a
day for silk umbrellas."
"Dithe persons who hire the urn"
brellas ever keep them?"
"Often. But, then we like that, for
they have alrea ly made a deposit, and
in most instances the usefulness i.f
tho umbrella is drawing near its end."
y, n Ynrli sun.
Oriirln of the While Man.
There may be remains of Stone Age
whites, but there aro no certain re
mains of white savages of a low order.
We may well doubt if there ever were
any white savages; it is more likely
that the white m-n were developed
late in the history of the world fnun
ancestors already far on in civilization;
in fact, that this civilization, with its
improved supply of food, its better
housing and clothing, its higher intel
lectuality, was on:- mam factor in the
development of the white type. Here
however, it must be remembered that
there is not a white race in the sense
in which there is a Carrib race or an
Andaman ra'e. It includes several
race types, and even the same lan
guages, such as Knglish or Oerman.
may be spoken by men as blonde as
Dimes or as d irk as Sicilians. The
fair-haired Scandinavian typo has
something of thedeliniteness of a true
race; but as one travels south there
appear, not well-defined sub-races, but
darkening gradations of bewildering
The in is! rea-o.iaV.e attempt to
solve thh intricate pi' ibl -in is Prof.
Huxley's view thilt the white wc is
made up of fair whites of the u-rthern
or Svandiiiavian typo, and dark whites
who are the results ofag-'s of mixture
bet ween the fair whites an I the dark
er nations, though it is perhaps hard
ly prudent to limit these dark ances
tors to one variety as h" Iocs. If now
we cannot tra-e the while man down
to the low level of primitive savagery,
neither can we a-sign to him the great
upward movement by which th-- bar
barian piissed into civilization. It is
imt to the Aryan of Persia nor to the
Semite of Syria that the art of writing
belongs which brought mi the new era
of culture. Xtilnr .
A Plucky Yotinc .Man.
Here is a true story of successful
energy. A young drug clerk wrote
from t!ie Far West to a prominent
pharmacist in Vow York, saying be
would like!o(Miii"to the city and cuter
a store. lie came, but when the
pharmacist questioned him pers .nally
he found t h:it his visitor ha 1 ne cr put
up prescriptions w ritten in Latin; con
sequently be could not get a situation
He did not kimw a soul in the great
ciiy, not even the iretitlemau to whom
ho had written ( until he met him at
his More i. lb- sought ill vain for :i
place, ami finally found a subordinate
position, where he was given live dol
lars a week and had to board biiiisilf.
He was a studious, pushing, active
young fellow, and soon managed to at
tend the lectures nt the College of
Pharmacy. Th" gentleman with whom
he had currespou b' I took an interest
in him. ami invited him to come to bis
store and assist in the manufacturing
of fluid extracts. nce he showed his
l'uiployer what b u!d do in that.
line. The man was surprised. "Why
can't you do s iii. -thing of tint kind
for me'" he askel. The clerk said he
could, and his salary ( which in the
meanwhile had been slightly increased)
was raised to very respectable propor
tions, lie worke I for a time in this
way, eventually receiving a salary of
$"i0 a week; finally he opened a labora
tory of his own. and t o-day he employs
forty or fifty "hand-." And yet. when
he arrive I in New York he did not
have a dollar, and was without in
fluence and without friends.- .SC.
The Ilsquinuiu with n Wooden l.eir.
All Smith Sound explorers hae
something tosay of the Esquimau with
the wooden leg. Everyb idy knows, of
course, that timber does not grow in
t'it part of i he world, and the man
with the wooden leg must bo quito a
curiosity to the EUm -re Land Esquimaux-,
who o c isi inally vi-it their
friends on the (Irccnland coa '. Ili.s
name is Air iwtab. One day. when he
was quite a boy, he was out on a hill
hunting birds, when a great stone
rolled on his foot and crushed it. His
mother, to save his life, cut off his leg
about six inches below the knee with
a knife made of hone. Arrowtali sur
vived the rude surgery, and grew up a
s'oiit young man, b it he was almost
entirely belple-i t l his tribe, be.-iius
he could only hop around mi on" leg.
In 1 P.' the surgeon of the Vorth Mar.
one of th" Franklin search ve-els
made him a wooden leg which was re
paired and renewed by Dr. Hayes
eleven years later. Twt-nty-lourycars
iifier he first put it on the Polari; par
ty found bin: still stumping around on
bis good, stout o:ikt n leg. and hei nuld
hunt auks with the b -st of his iribe.
though the diiliciilty of traveling over
the rough ice made him useless as a
walrus hunter. Arrowtab at lasl ac
counts was very anxious t cros- over
to Eik'suiere Land in search of a wife.
He said none of the ladies in h:s own
tribe suited him.
John (biiney tilain- ami His Mllicr.
The mother of John ijuiney Adams
said in a letter to him, w ritt-n when
he Wiis only ten years old:
"I would rather see you laid in your
grave than grow up a profane and
Vot long I" fore the death of Mr.
Adams a gentleman said to hiia. "I
have found out who made you."
"What do you nu an?" asked Mr.
The gentleman replied, "I have been
reading t lie published letters of your
"If," this gentleman remarks, "I
hail spoken that th-ar name to some
little boy who had been for weeks
away from his mother, his eyes could
not have flashed more brightly, nor
his face glowed more quickly, than
did the eyes of that venerable old man
when I pronounced the name of his
mother, lie stood up in his peculiar
manner, and said:
' "Yes, sir; all that is good in nn I
owe to my mother.' "
It is suggested thst netrolenni rnfum
could be used advantageously for fuel
Hells of the igllt.
The pa-- i- wet uidl dew,
nd the siiir- .ire hint and lc-v
In lie- -k.i i
the lirelli. -"ar si ! .1 .
And the eiieketsi -hum a o"t
I .nil ,l.y.
Then Ik lalitii; o:i Ihe niht,
I .line.- a nieh "ly .-o slight
li Weill I -ee:n
I. i a U1I114 I.- name or own
'I nan an eeim n erl.lnu n
l'riiln a die nil.
'file ln:i y mli it- - eei
I l-.lll lie- : I ij-n iiu-t I'. sleep
Far aw ay ;
And lie- ,1111-11-. v:il;iic and 1-ev,
Sem-(n l.iniii-h, -e- in- In I'l.iwr
I. 'en a- thi'. .
II. iw il -eldeii-' II -w il elm I-!
JI..W il lulls the .Iu..v.-y ems
Willi il- -I'.'!!-'
I'll. I hi- llli'llii Ji! I'll!-:.' -wri't
J li.u thy a n lower- H'l-eat ,
),-!:, Ill he I-'
. .7. I.mdtnj
III Moiini s.
styliMi -A bog pen.
Sneaker of th- ll.-ns" The wife
generally. Diogenes lived in :i tub. lie proba
bly did not advertise.
Paul did not l.ve in clover, but he
cultivated Timo'by with goo I siu-et s-.
The :.u -ci--l'ul burglar looks upon
the broken bank sale a - a matter of
When :i man Marls ,,u to pnint a
town red. he doe. not do it in watet
li.yswho c iiiiniem ed life working
as li 10I Ida.-ks have been known to shine
in s e i ty, later on.
"Thl - is what 1 call a told snap,
said the burglar a- tie- handcuffs were
clasped on his wrist...
If theiv is any on-- thing in which a
woman ex ds more than talking po'i
tics il is throw ing a -tone.
A c.lony in t!ie far We.-t is com
posed entirely th male s-x. D
may be lonely, but it Y quiet.
A magazine poet dc hires that he
never road- on- nf his p-n-ms in print,
lb- is in. -re fortmiiiie than some
"Do you us.- glasses " "Yes." "I
have neir seen them over your
nose." "Of murse not. I use them
i.iuler my nose."
"Would that I might end this exis
tence," sighs a poet. This is not the
li t -st time ;i poet h,c been in cut ire. ;u -'.-old
with his hearers.
Slat s icsnfthc Deaf 11 id IM1111I1.
The numbers of deaf-mutes in the
w .rid aro r.. -uglily c aiculatel to be
Iron) "0 t 1 1 i..h i, and of these
li 1 per ee:il. are said I ) be bol'll deaf,
the others losing their hearing by dif
feren! accidents. The number of
ue:il'-miites in tirea' Britain amount
probably to about !'.! "I. To meet,
the educational wants of these there
are on tie-ft -. -of the glob:- :',"T insti
tutions, containing 1 ', 17 i inmates of
both sexc an 1 employing over J.niin
tce-hers. Australia hasJ institutions,
Austria-II un tary 17. Belgium P.
Brazil 1. '.Hindi 7, Denmark I, France
1 17. ierni m 1 ' ire it Brit a in and 1 1 -bind
P'i, P.:!..' d'i, Japan 2, Luxeni
burg 1, M -xico J, Netherlands :!, N'ew
Zealand I. Vor way 7. Portugal 1
Bussia n, Spain 7, Sweden 17, Swit
zerland 11. I'nitedsta'is 55, Bombay
1. The causes of di-at-mutism arc,
according to the Abbe Lambert, and
other authorities, damp atmosphere,
iineloanlincss, had air in dwellings,
certain occupations bi lowed by the
parents, ,-uch a- laumli esses, excava
tors, miners, weavers, ami all who
have to work in da up and badly ven
t kited pi ii !.; t In-ag" of Hie pan nts,
either when one or h it'i are too young,
or in i ii-es when tin? mother is much
older than th" fat'i-r, (the opposite
does not m i t -r. 1 d -veloping in, rare
ly the first, 1 u nlt'-n the seeiilid and
third ge ieraiion of d -.if-mute progeni
tors, s'-rol uloiis and nervous tempera
ments, marriages of consanguinity, a
fault in the construction of the eart
fright, grief or ill-tre ilment of the
mother before the bil l li of her Infant
awkwardness o!' mi Iwives at the
birth, exposure to e old directly af er
birth, and tin- innumerable maladies to
which children are subject during
teething, convulsions, fevers, and
many other caus-s, s urni of which
have not yet been fathomed. Drunk
enness in one or other of the parents is
also a predispos'iig cause, and o 1 this
point a Swiss collector of statistics, M.
Merkle, says that be found the fewes
deaf-mutes or ha f deaf in the wine
districts and the most in the districts
where spirit (fti ilr () was the fa
vorite drink of the inhabitants
Canon idoufang, of Mayence, says that
more than one-fourth of the deaf -mute
cl il b en admitted to the instl1 1
tions are the issue of 11 arnages be