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PITTSB()HO CHATHAM CO., X. C DECEMBER II, 1884.
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Vi'i l Weather Talk.
Il iiin't no ii-c b ;.iu nMo nn 1 i-niiiplirri,
II 's Ju t us i I i'!iy to rejoice;
W hull God eoiti tint iliu weather innl seiuU
V"y, in n 's my etnricc.
Men gonpi'lv to nil intciiM
Allloui'li tln-y 'ic :i' tn iiniit.t sihiip
Puts must tin ir Inw in l'ii iiloine,
Ami tnUo ill ns in th y riiine--'I'll
ll is Hit" P.iai an n:ll IV
Of men tli il' lived s lni.s 11 mo
Has wati'lnil t lie w m ill niiuugh to l'TH
IIm-i'i,' n ii tli h.i-s nl' this concern.
Well snmi. i l i' nisi', it' il fli'ivnt
I've wv inline hkii lliat knowed , all,
W rlirfh't ijk'i tin- way tli, 114 wii,:
I'll tliH li l ies li ! I : 1 i ;
Hut, nil llu: " nil!, I It ruin so u. .v.j
liniut'd just ii Imnl nil pi-'iiU- tl,i ;
t'i'wti'ii iln-j iriilly wnnli'il i
It maybe Mi'iil n't rain n b.l'
li tliis oit-in-M, In nn I wot
Will ni'i-riiikf tin ln!-t of iiiP-i
iitic! tiltl.- r-liill 11' clini N '11 flirt
I'lio miii oil' n nv 11ml tlu'ii.
Il.it inaFii' us yoni-'r u-owlo'iH who
You've . 1 liltp 1 i-i 1 1 your iimlirvlln to.
Ami ivntil il nut 'II uii tin Min,
And ) 1 II In Had ynn iiin't pit none.
I ni'i .'ill -j- tlir fai:n;---i, tun -Tliiiv
'stuo 1. in !i !!, or to i miuli sun,
'i woili, en iv.ii in' round o iln
llPl'mc the i'1'ivvin I'.tini.
An i in 1 . like 111 not, tlio wheat,
.ll'Sl II- i "'kill lllll'i) to In-. it.
Will ki t. Ii ! ! Murui nii'l jest nliout
Tliei-.n - a jintiu' ii-il '.
'I!i'".c lien- rxi'loni1 a-f 1'ilin' i'nn!i'l
Vi.'l u.it' "ii t 1 1'ii'i's in I wind ami rain
tad , it lliiitiiin ill il - 1 il i.ui
May elbow up a" tin 1
Tlioy iiin't m sen-p, n-i I t'liu spp.
Fur inorinl.- s-i'.-li ns .mi mi l hip
A-fnultiu' Nature's wisp intciii.-t
Ami liN-kin' hums with l'i". i lpnco '
It nin't no 11-p 1" p'utnlilti nn'l ('oiiii.iiti;
Il ' ii -t u i-liiiuji mi I Pa-y in ii joiid;
Wlii'ii lio.l si'i is t"H t'ip ttfiitlii'i nn l tnii
W"y, r.iin 's mv flioii-f
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A LUCKY LEGACY.
Vniiiia; Tom Collins, ;i law stiidfnt,
ha-t j'Wt Dims into it str;injrfl inhori
tancp. do sat snlittt y in hi? littlo
lm;trtl!nQ;-liiiiisc rnotn tryititr (n roiilizt.
'If the poor child hain't me,'' he
sai'l to himself, "it could go und applv
for iidmission to .sontu institutinn. If
I hiidii't it, I c mid pshaw! that is not
the idea. I must decide wh.ii I am to
Tutu had solemnly premised to care
fur the new-horn Indie of Ins only ais
ter, who ha I just died.
Tom was interrupted by a knock on
the door. 1 was followed ly a cry of
mingled entrca'y and command, suc'.i
;h only hungry hahes know how to
'I've fetched the poor little dear
around, sir," said the nurse, brandish
in:r her chiirge. "There! there! there!
it's ;ot the wind this iiumili, lnixin'
milk. Have you found i nurse, sir?
And baby wants clothes."
she dropped her shrieking charge
iipi ii Tom's bed and started . toward
"Oh! oh!" gasped Tom. "Do not
f,n'. In the name of mercy, do nut!
Why do you say 1 want a nurse? Arc
vat not one V"
"lam, sir," she said turning confi
dentially to Tom, " 'a monthly.' I am
willing to stay with you while I can.
lint, sir, my summons may come any
day or hour. It is impossible to calcu
late. I'll work fur you whili I can,
sir, but when my call comes no earth
ly thing can keep me."
"Can you," siid Tom, looking gloom
ily at his now silent prize on the bed.
an you give me any advice V"
Mis. Primtnins placed her arm'
Tom fervently prayed for light on
"I have it," cried Mrs. i'rimmins
"Malviny's got to take it!"
"Bless your dear soul!" responded
Tom. "Malviny's the very one! What
a talent you have for managing, auntie
There was Tom, his very self! He
Ka 1 hit on exactly the right compli
ment to pay the old nurse. He was
actually float ng through life on this
instinct he had for saying the most
pleasaut thing to everybody. Mrs.
I'rimmins of all thingi desired the
reputation of a mann-uverer, ai it was,
cf course, the one of all others ahe did
not desen e.
"Yes," she cried, chuckling, "I can
manage. Let me alone! And the first
thing in the morning I'll go there with
you. Now," said she, seizing her
charge, who wa beginning to squirm,
"now I'll see what's to be got out of
Winking violently with first one
eye and then the other, she started to
go; then, with a suddeu solemnity,
she re-inserted her head in the door
nay. "If I'm summoned," she said, "it's
nliove all else. If I'm called, I must
go, day or night."
"Certainly," said Tom, much puz
zled, "hut you won't be, auntie!" As
the young man walked abroad to get
his dinner ho felt impr s ed with an
almost mysterious awe of the old
"To think of living always with
death grinning one in the face like
that!" he muttered.
In tho night Tom's dream of peace
was a;;nin dispelled.
Another knock at the door.
"Am 1 under a ban?" growled Tom;
"what's tho matter now?"
"I'm called," said the voice of Mrs.
Frimir.ins. "My summons has come!"
"Oh, the deue !" oil Tom, lost to
all sense of the im -u'tance of concilia
ting the nurse, "(io to bed! Hold on
In the morning Tom, who, happy
fellow, always slept soundest under a
sense of depr ssion, did not make his
appearance until 0 o'clock. He found
that M.s. Primmins had actually dis
appeared for parts unknown. In the
arms of his hitherto stern landlady he
found his charge nestling. A new
light that of love was beaming in
the solemn woman's eye that woman,
thought Tom, who could see any of
her boarders starve and rot for ten
"I have underta'ioii," said the land
lady, giving Tom a snii'n such as ho
had' never dreeinc I could rest in her
features "I have 'undertaken to go
with you in search ot Mrs. I'rimmins'
Several hours later Torn Collins
sprang from a light wagon in which
he ha 1 driven to the door of a pretty
"We w ill make one last effort by in
quiring here," he said to his landlady,
who held the baby.
With his usual impetuosity ho push
e l directly through into the rear kitch
en. There he torgot his errand forgot
everything except what he saw. A
young girl, plump, neat, and rosy,
si 1 mil with round arms bared before a
table. She was assiduously occupied
in caressing with white hands little
lumps of dough into shape.
Suddenly she turned. Sueh a dim"
pling smile! Such rosy embarrass
ment! Tom, great black-haired, jetty
eyed giant that he was. thought this
little plump blonde an angel. Thought!
why. he was sure of it!
Afti r a while he came to his senses
and sai l:
"I'm looking for one Malvina Bar
ker." "And that is me," said tho rosy lips.
" Then I've brought you a baby," he
A good deal of astonishment can hi
put into a pair of bright blue eyes
without spoiling them - and so there
was. Fortunately, at that point tho
Ianlla'ly appeared and so, a moment
later, did Malvina's mother, called up
from the cellar by the voices.
Negotiations were soon completed.
Tom, again in his I. tile room, found
it the loneliest, dreariest place he had
ever in his life looked upon.
A couple of days later he concluded
that it would be inhuman not to go
and enquire after his little charge. In
an incredibly short time he was seized
with the same impression again. Then
he went to take to baby, who had nut
yet learned that the moon is more dis
tant than the doorknob, a box of geo
graphical blocks. Then he went to en
quire if it needed pocket money; and
he told Malvina that he knew she was
not kept awake nignts with it, because
her eyes were sn bright.
Alter tea the moon came out. Oh,
that wicked, shameless moon! Tom by
its light, told Malvina right out that
her eyes were bluer than heaven her
lips sweeter than roses and all that.
When they parted Malvina went to
her room and cried.
What could a perfect king of a man
mean by talking like that to her't Of
course he could not mean to marry a
little school mistress only homo on a
Tom acted queerly, too, when alone
in his room. He took a paper and
pencil, iind figured and calculated. He
made a list of all the little properties
he possessed. He added them up and
he added them down. Then he sot
down a list of all the things he was
accustomed to spend money upon that
could be dispensed with. Then he
brought out a book oa economy, where
it tells how a man can live chea er
with a frugal wife than he can alona
He was astonished to lir.d that book so
The next day Tom went again to
sje the baby. In fait, it had seemed
to him as though the afternoon would
never come. lie had more waiting to
do at the cottage, for Malvina's mother
received him, and she did not appear.
t last his impatience spurred him to
"I don't want you to see her again,
young man. I will be frank with you
and tell the truth."
Oh, Mrs. 1 larker." cried Tom.
'Sim's asimplo child, sir, and is in
danger not to understand that atten
tions from cine like you can mean
"Dear Mrs. Rarker, you mlsumler-
stand me ent rely. I must see her
this once. 1 must, indeed. If shf
sends me away I will never conn;
Tom conquered. When hecxphiinei! j
to Malvina about bis small income am;
consulted with her aiiout its KUilicien
cy, she told him that ho ought to be
ashamed to waste such heaps of nuuej
on one. lie should have sent half tt
Tom's income has thus far held out.
better than when ho was singla.
Young man, try it!
Rcgghis: as u Regular Riisiness.
In China begging is a regular busi
ness, beggars being born into the pro
fession and bringing up their children
to it. In every large city where then
is a vast association of mendicants, tc
1 which everyone who bgs for a living ' year?"
'must belong. At the heal is one "I'oi.r."
: styld the Ueggar King. His authority ''Four what'.' Thousand V"
j is absolute, and to him the others afe I "No, sir; plain four. In other
amenable. The society has a code ol j words, there wasn't any catch this
rules, and by this every beggar has a I year, and our firm corralled six out of
right, according to custom, to stand at J 'he ton thousand ( the catch of l.s-:l."
the door or a dwelling 1 nd howl, sing. ; "Do you iie-an to tell me that the
knock, or make any other noise he ' bull'alo have disappeared from the be-e
pleases, until the occupant gives hiin j of Dakota and Mon'.ntia earth?"
one cash. Then he is olliged to desist ! '1'ractically, yes; and from all other
.and can apply at the same place no , earth ii the Xorthwi-st as well. The
j more that day. No two are allowed tt j remnants of the big baud, numbering
: beg together tit the saiim place, yet ' probably a few thousand, are sun. e
they are so numerous that few doors j where north of the international line;
are free from their elam-irings long at j n 1 one seems to know dearly where,
a time. The proprietor of large es- , hut probably in the remote vicinity of
tablishments, who desire to save them- j Woouy Mountain. There are a few on
selves from the annoyance of the con
tinual visitations, do so by paying a
certain sum at once to the King, who
causes a written statement to that
clii-cl to be pasted by the side of the
dour, and this procures for that house
certain exemption. No beggar dare ap
proach it, for th.-ugh few of them can
read, all recognize the seal of their
chief, and if one transgresses he may
j be beaten by tho occupants of the yearly catch" ,
j house, or, being reported to the King, "Well, in the year alter the North
j be more severely punished. K very j prn Pacific was opened through to the
; beggar has his beat, beyond which he Little Missouri, I-v-d I think it was.
dare nut go and has also his superior,
to whom every night he hands over a
certain part of the day's proceeds. The
overseers in turn pay to tho King a
fixed sum monthly, which must be
largo, as he lives like a nabob. If a
beggar breaks the laws he is soat to
the King, who is held responsible by
the city magistrates for the good con
duct of all his people. The punish
ment he administers is gonerally !oc
slow for the people who suffer from
the depredations of the beggars, and
when a beggar is detected in an offense
his punishment generally consists in
having his hands tied behind him, be
ing drawn up over a limb of the near
est tree and beaten half to death with
sticks, ebihs, fists or anything that
comes to 'i.ind
Chinese Child Verniers.
In Nankin and Kai-fuu children
from ! to 12 years of ago are sold by
tens id' thousands. Not hired out or
transferred but sold for a small sum
in cash, in consideration of which the I
progenitor, by a tacit understanding,
renounces all parental rights, even tin
right of inquiring into the fate of his
offspring. The purchasing trader may
be the middle man of a well tu-di
childless couple, or the agent of a
wholesale tea-planter, or a coolie
breeder, raising and training slaves for
a foreign market. For the equivalent
of !C'- any commission pedler will tin
dertake to "adopt" the same number ol
young Mongols In tha name of any
employer, and at very short notice.
Tho authorities might object to a for
mal and public purchase, but the mean
ing of tho a lopting transaction Is well
understood and connived at. It is a
lesser evil, and few parents ask any
questions. Rather than see theii
children starve they will resign them
to any fate with one exception: Th
orthodox liuddhists seemed to have
evinced occasional scruples in deliver- illin . i-o 1 1 i t ' ..
1 ?b"l to $1.V) a "good deal, I agree with
ing up their youngsters to the prosdy- volli serioiislv. t here must boasubsti
tizing missionaries, whom they suspect tute found for them, since I am notex
of all sorts nf damnable practices, nggerating an iota as to scarcity." -.sv.
Hut even such scruples can be readily ; iioiin r-I'riss.
outweighed by a few extra dollars. j .
1 An Kcoimmii al Princess.
How China Oof. its Name. Our American wives and mothers
Upwards of 1 10.) years before Christ might with a Ivantage take a lesson in
the Chinese were a people ruled by a economy from one who may almost
dynasty of kings, of whom, like the be called tho first, or at any latetho
Pharaohs of old, there is no clear his- ! loveliest lady in Furupe. of the Prin
tory, and not until the "Chow" dyna.-r- , "ess of Wales we hear that she makes
ty, H. C. 1125, is there any clear his- . her young daughters' dresses in such
tory of the main Chinese states. The a manner lhat one dress is enabled to
Chinese take their history back to the j do triple duty by having movable
time of Xoiih. This very ancient em- I waistcoats and culls, thus giving the
pire has borne in its time many names, effect of a different gown w henever
for it was a custom when a new dyn- j the waistcoat is changed. For in
asty ascended the throne to give a new j stance, their navy bine yachting cos
name to the empire, as Hai-que, , tumes have one set of facings of criiu-Cham-que,
Han-que, etc., according to ' son. another of w hite and another of
the name of the ruling monarch. The ! I'l'". Ms,' w11 mil'le s fault.
true name is said to beChum-que, "the ;
center kingdom of the world." This '.
term was bv usiiiro corrupted to Chin-
que, and from this word tie Portu i "'en distinguished, and in whit h thei.
guese gave it the name of China young cousins, the dangters of the
ftvna proper consists of eighteen Crown Princ ss of (iermany, are said
provinces, containing 2.Vi,0U0,MJ0 ot to be laiuentably delicient. A'tw Yo A
people. s'"- 1
l..ST OF T1IF. M'FFALO.
lUtilrnrirls nnd Hirln Himtrrs
Kim slilnri the Animal,
Tim Remnant! r fa Big Herd nil Tint tire
Left nf Hirl in the NortliWiist
During a recent day a reporter
strolled into a wholesale fur tV-aler's to
solace himself with a iew it'the hairy
integuments which suggested winter's
cooling blasts A large yile of bison
robes iittraeed bis g.i.e. and to him
tin proprietor said:
"Heller buy rmn anl frame it, my
"Yes. In about fie years from now
they'll be ,.s -war. c 11 . silver fox skins,
and live times as useful."
"Whv, what was the ca'cli 1 his
the I'pper Moreau. and still fewer on
the plains between tho .lames River
and the Missouri and about the fortv
sixth parallel. An old bull was re-
j ceutly driven into Fort Meade, along
with a lot of dom .stic catile. bv th
cowboys. Ho looked like the last of
his race, and if he has any fellows they
can't be found."
"What, did you use to call a big
Northwestern traders g;t in about
liiitHM.i robes. "V on see the railroad
let in the hide-hunters, and as the buf
falo happened to be smith of the line,
and within reaching distance of the
'Missouri and transport at ion, the out
put was very large. Thousands upon
thousands were killed whose hides
were never removed, ,ind of the thous
ands ,-i large majority furnished only a
few pounds of tenderloin to the rapa
cious rilleinen. We've been talking fur
years about the time when the buiTalo
would be practically extinct. Now
that time has come, and it's too late for
protective laws. Such laws eould not
have b en enforced agunist the Indians,
but they mioht have been against the
while hidi -hunters an I the rich sports
men, who were the must wanton
death-dealers of the Int."
'('an they be bre.i to domestic cat
tle?" "(ii, yes, readily enough. Hut the
hybrid, while good enough for meat, is
1 not of much uso for robes. It's a pity
mere wasn a taw cuaeteil a decade or
two ngii making it a penal offense for
a white man even to shout at a biillah.
The Indians are not so ruthless in their
destruction as have been claimed, and,
besides, when they get a rube and (an
it it is worth something. 'I he robes
i tanned in tin Fast, or bv whiles an-
Lv,)mi an, ill(.timpai,t!,. ilfl
those known to the trade as Indian
tanned. The reds take a let of pains,
and seem to have a method which,
while it leaves the hide pliable, leaves
it of sufficient thickness and strength
to hold the hair and withstand tin
rough usage all robes must expect tt
"1 should be inclined to believe, from
your remarks, that buffalo overcoats
will be worth a good deal a few years
"A trood denl? Well, if von -n 1 1
less in cut and lit as to givo the young
princesses the same style and eh gance
for which their mother has always
CllPPIXiS FOR THE ClltlOIS.
.lay (lould's income is four dollars
Tho water in Flint River, Oa., is sc
clear that lish lying on the bottom can
be seen in ten feet of wiiter.
At Charlotte. North Carolina, is n
fountain which sends a stream two
hundred and sixty-eighl feet high,
icy cold and clear as crystal. It has
its source in the adjacent, mountains,
and it is said to be the highest, in the
A good oyster, if well-fed, will lay
12S'i(tii,(i 10 eggs in a year. They
batch in from four to tenhours. Prof
Rice, who has charge of the oyster
hatchery at Cold spring, N. Y., say?
their heads resemble a high-crowned
Derby hat, while t lo ir tails can scarce
ly be distinguished from a bat of soft
felt with the brim turned down all
The black rat, so common in England
oOO years ago, has been, it is believe ! by
naturalists, completely exterminated
by the gray and dun species nf Liter
Figures are wonderful things. Here
is a sample of what can be done with
them: Hy placing one grain of corn
011 th first square of a chess board,
luubling tie number of grains for
each succeeding square, the quantity
of com required for th-' whole boaril,
of sixty-four squares would fill i,8H.
barns, each holding 1 .000.000
bushels of iMno grains each, bushels
round numbers. If the United Statid
grow s l.R'i i,0 ".' bushels each year,
it would require a little over .rV years
to make enough.
The Japan WnUhj Miil says the
favorite puss eif a rich noblewoman
was lately borne to its last home in a
anow'-whito coffin, covered with a gor.
geous white silk pall, while its incon
snlable mistress and a large contingent
of female mourners followed the re."
mains. Prie ts, chanting a solemn
litany, met the bier and eseortel it to
its grave. Another defunct feline is
commemorated by a handsome monu
ment at the gate of the cemetery just
Secret of the .lumping Reati.
The mystery nf the jumping beans
of Mexico was solved some several
years ago on the Coinstock. The ex
planation is simple enough; there is
11 each bean a worm whose instinct it
!s 1 1 so skip as to keep the bean in
motion. The insect gives motion to
the bean by drawing itself into a close
coil and then suddenly uncoiling in
such :i w.iy as to strike against the
upper piir! of the cavity it occupies, in
Mexico these beans in great numbers
ire to be- seen skipping over the
-.'round under the trees upon which
hey are proliifi-.il. They thus skip
.nut roll iilong the ground until they
lodge in some hole ur cavity where
hey are likely to be covered with
earth by the first rains. The worm is
1 provision of nature by means nf
which the beans are distributed ami
planted. When the beans w ere brought
here our Comstockers did not let the
'vonecalmcnt" of the "worm i' the
bud" worry their "damask" cheeks,
but "busted" the bean and went sifter
the inner consciousness of the thing.
Vhen dug out of its nest the insect
which resembles those found in peas
continues to ski), and is able to hop to
ii foot or more.-- Viiyhii'r (.Vcr.)
' IHseiise in Closed Houses.
Some of tin most eminent physi
cians of Montreal say that a great
many ladies and children have been at
tacked after their return from their
summer refts, whether at the seaside
ir inland, w ith typhoid and malarial
fevers and diptheria. There are mnny
such cases in which the patients are
'11 imminent peril at present. The ori
gin of these tliseases is a mystery to
even medical experts, as those who
are suffering resid in well-sewered and
properly ventilated houses. A promi
nent surgeon, when asked his opinion
of the cause, could attribute it to noth
ing but shutting up the houses while
the residents were absent, thereby
making their interiors damp and un
wholesome. Many parents have had
the allliction of losing children, and
.some two and three, by the fatal epe-
ileivjie, diptheria, w hich has never brcn
so prevalent as this year. Typhoid
fever has been also greatly on the in
crease. Carving a Chicken.
Dumpley has been asked to carvo
the chicken, and he was .struggling
"What seems to lc the matter, Mr.
Diiiohy?" asked the lady, "hasn't the
carving knife a good edge?"
"Yes, madam," he replied, "but It
won't have verv Ions."
(Jeorgia promises to be one of the
richest marblo-protlii'jiug sections in
(TKIOSmLS OF A TURK.
DT-fitful Plants that Entrap
Fliers and Insocta.
Some Oases of Mipplnceil Onnfldence that
are Extremely Curious.
The majority of legitimate flowers
(if 1 may be allowed the expression)
get themselves decently fertilized by
bees and butterflies, who may be con
sidered ns representing the regular
trade, and who carry the fecundating
pollen nn their heads and proboscides
from one blossom to another, while en
gaged in their nsiiii1 business of gather
ing honey nil the day from every open
ing flower. Hut Iiafilesia, on the con
trary, has positively acquired a falla
cious external re-emblance to warm
tea, and a decidedly high flavor on
purpose to take in the too trustful Su
matran fl es. When a lly sights and
scents one, he (or rather she) proceeds
at once to settle in the cup, and there
lay & number of eggs in what il natu
rally regards as a very fine decaying
carcass. Then, having dusted itself
over in tho pro -ess with plenty of pol
len from this first flower, it flies away
confidingly to the next promising bud.
n search both nf food fur itself and of
a titling nursery for its future little
ones. In doing so, it of course fertili
zes all the blossoms that lr visits one
after another by dusting them siu'
cessitdy with each other's pollen.
When the young grubs are hatched
out, however, they discover th" base
deception all to 1 late, and perish miser
ably in their falla'ii Ks bid, the help
less victims of misj heel parental con
fidence. Even as Zcuxis deceived the
very birds with his painted grapes, s
Riilllesia deceives the flies themselves
by its ingenious mimicry of a putrid
beefsteak. In thefierco competition of
tropical life, it has found out by sim
ple experience that dishonesty is thp
On most mountain bugs in Rrituin
one can Mill tiud a few pretty white
flowers 'f the rare and curious gras
of Parnassus They have each five
sno.vy petals, .did at the base of every
petal stands ii little forked organ, with
eight or nine thread-like points, term -nated.
apparently, by a small round
drop of pellucid honey. Touch one of
the drops with yoi. r linger, and lo' yon
will find it is a so id ball or gland.
The flower, in fact, is only playing al
pro Incing hum y. Yet so easily are
the flies for whom it caters taken 111 by
a showy adverli-emcnt, that ret only
will they light on l no blossoms ami try
must industriously for a long time to.
gfther to extract a little honey from
the i:ry bulbs, but e en afirr thev ha e
been compelled to give up the attempt
as vain they will liht aain upon a
second flower,, uul go through t he w hole
performance, "". The grass ot
Parnassus thus generally manages ti
get its flowers fi rtilied with 110 ex
penditure of honey at nil on its own
part, still, it is riot a wholly und hope
b s-ly abandoned flowt r. like some
others, fur it does really secrete a lit 1 1
genuine honey quite away from the
sham drops, though to an extent en
tirely incommensurate with the pre.
Most of the flowers specially a fleet e I
by carrion flies have a lurid red col n
and a distinct smell of bad meat. Few
of them, however, are quite so cruel in
their habits as Raillesia. For tie
most part, they attract the insets h
their appearance and 0 lor. but reward
their services wi'h a little hoiioy .eel
other allurements. This is the ca-e
w ith the curious English lly- Mclml.
whose dill' purple lip is t nvernl w ith
tiny drops nf nectar, licked olT by tin
fertilizing tli s. The very inalodoruu-carriun-ilovvers
(or stapolias ) are visit
ed by bluebottles mid tlcsl.llies, whib
an allied for 11 actually sots a trap lot
the fly's proboscis, which cab in-, the
insect by its hairs, and compels hnu to
give a sharp pull in order to free lnm
self; this pull dislodges the pollen, and
so secures the desired cross fertiliza
tion. The Alpine butterwort sets a
somewhat similar traps- vigorously
that when n weak fly is caught in it he
cannot disengage himself, and there
perishes wretchedly, like a hawk in a
keeper's trap. LWnUill Mmjir.iin.
Al a meeting in Rerlin of the
Medicil Pedagogic Soviet v, it was
I stated that the percentage of shoit
1 sighted children in the country and
in towns was three to thirty. 'Ihe
excess in towns was attributed in
part to the wearing of spectacles from
vanity. Th.;., unnecessary use of
glasses has been found to produce
short-sighte Iness. Tno opinion pre
vailed that met'ieui advice should be
taken before giving spectacles to a
child. An instance showing the iiecd
of it was given of a school in Ih-iliu.
whero-forty-seven pupi's outot Ion
wire using glasses of too high a
j AH lip :onl -l.itMi (In- weary lit U.
I Aloim liie -iliip- i -rU Mo pas-;
! N ifeollieal llnoiiyll llio sill-ii.-o lioiil-
Ml 01 Hues not to tin tn-C' r; plcer
The sllllsiiiiic on llle itli le I i;l.i?
Millie- l,ke 11 jliille 011 I'n it '!ea'l lai'M,
All MP ' How (Ileal- Ihe worl 1 call llP,
X" lo-M Mill- tvll'illl love 'lo'll tilllell Iliir.'IS-
, thill uaii, rite I win . Ml tail lo -co
A last resort The cobbler's shop.
A slow match -A long engagement.
An upon question who will shut
the dour 'f
The Vassal' girls do not swear. Th'
only say "buy gum.''
Circuit court Sneaking around the
house to avoid the dogs.
Alaet for fanners: Do not let you'
wh-at acquire weevil habits.
Time passes lightly in a crowd, when
ther- .ire watch thieves around.
The Prince of Wales is said to have
put iis'de about jiil.ii 1. Mi.io worth of
debts fur a reigny day.
Prof. Voiing has discovered some
new wrinkles 011 tin; lace of the plane'
Venus o doubt she is crowing old.
'What did you kill?" inquired a
pedestrian of a sportsman on horse
back, "Time," was the sententious
' Has the baby got the jaundice ?"
asked a cranky old bachelor of a young
mother. (). course it hasn't. Why
do you think so?" 'Hecause it's such
an ugly yeller."
At a cheap restaurant- "Will yon
have a 2.i- ent dinner, sir, or a :! Veeni
one?" "What is th- ilifl'oioneo be
tween tin? two-" "Ten cents, sir "
And now it is the j lit- of year that
the bu-'lieliir makes a note of Cm va
rious full boiiic'ls, an I theii goes home
and 1 oiigi at ulates himself on his good
i The Arl of slecpin..
j s . Muiiig of beh.i ior, .,ays a New
; 1 orlv biter, to.idieis ni deportment
! ; ie common enough in the persons of
j I nicing ma .its, but their inst ru-tions
I rl.ite entire y, .-o far us 1 hav" Known.
1 to the wakni-j 1110110 li;so their pupils
H:it I have com across a trai icr oi
j sle-p-r.-i. !ic is tin principal of one
, ,d' New York'.-, many linishiuy"
I schools, whi-ein girls ;ir- prop.ued to
I u"t the final touches of polish to lit
, them exquisitely for so icty. Having
I been informed that she included in her
! -oiirse ul lectures on, on tin art of
j slumber. ng picsontably, I begged her
io tc.l ni' iti t it.
"M, tl- iir ni", sir." she eola:iiio I, "I
really cmcl'i'i allow a ma-i to bo pies
lit at it b ri ire to my girls."
1 "lhat was I icy on I my wildest
; tin ughts," I hastened t say. "The
! extent of my hope was that you would
bivdy iiitoi ui 100, in ,1 general wav, as
j to this pe'iilinr portion of your curri
"1 si i' Co object ion to that," she re
' spoiiilcd, "an 1 it is simple enough. We
try hen to so t rain our pupils that they
' w dl I Hue thoroughly agreeable la
dies. Del .voi ever consider that a
third ot y.iio nine is. or oiighi to bo.
spent in sleep? And if you did, it is
highly improbable that you have had a
thought as to how you looked when
sleep, iiir. Well, il doesn't make so
much ilitt'ei'cnco in a man. perhaps,
but a ijirl owes it .i herself to be at
nil times as handsome as she can, irre
spective'!' her natural expectation or
becoming a wife. Therefore. 1 have
intro'i"eil the study of slumbrous
eotnelitiovV The main fault to be cor
rected is that of sleeping with the
mouth open. Very many girls do i'.
It is a habit carelessly acquired, but
often har I to eradicate. Dreadfully
unfeininiiie snoring is a consequence.
I teach my girls to dose their lips
' snugly before dropping asleep, and to
avoid throwing their heads too far
back on the pillow.so that their moot1 s
won't fall "pen us soon as the muscles
are relaxed. 1 conjure them, too, to
prepare a toiiet for the bed as carefti',
though less elaborate, than that fur
! the day. Their night clothes should
bo neat, well-litting and a lapted to
; tlieir individuality. They should re-
i gard a night cap with horror. Their
: ha'r should not be unbecomingly done
; up in a tight knot, but adjusted with a
view to both comfort and ) rcsentabili
ty. Their puses nn the couch should
no more be awkward than those of their
waking hours.aud 1 instruct them to so
habit uiitetl c nselven to gracefulness in
b dtiiat it will bocomo instin'tive.
That's about all there is of the system. ''
A church bell at Saratoga recently
rang Ml times one stroke for each
year uf its existence. We imagmo
liiis 1 1 be the only :iistanc! on record
where tl-e age "f Saratoga- belle hss