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II. A. LONDON,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION,
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Onr square, oin in. .nth
One ropy, one ywr
One ropy, six months .
One ropy, three months
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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C JANUARY 22, 1885.
True lo Self.
H,V thine own soul'- law li'iiin to livt.
Ami if men tlnvail thru, tuku no bed,
And il'u en hale, luce no cuio;
$iii thou lliy song 11111I ilo tliy ilccd.
Ilupi- tlion tliy liopo iiml 1'iiiy tli v prayer.
Ami claim no crown they will not give.
Nor liny thev Kludge tlieo for tliy Imir.
Kerp tin) 1 thy soul-sum ti stcnilla-tnalht
And to tliy heiit he line thy lieail j
Wlmt th soullealics leiiin to know,
Anl I'l.iv mil thine iippoiiili il pull ,
Anil thou -liall reap ns 1 1 1 1 1 -halt sow,
Nor lielpcl nor h n li'ii il m tliy growth,
To thy Inllsialtiic tin 111 shall nra'.
An Unwilling Accomplice.
"Now, you are not a bit af mid,
"Afraid of what? I'm not a
"No, Indeed; you're a hundred,"
"And if I've traveled all (he way
from Cincinnati to New York by my
self, I don't know why 1 can't go from
Leamington to London."
"Yes, hut this isn't America, you
know. And girl are so silly. I don't
nee what ran happen to you, unless yon
put your lie. ul out of the window too
far. and pet it knocked ff. Now, don't
hp dignified, I'm telling you this to
keep my spirits tip. I'm afraid maybe
the mater might rut up about my leav
ing you, but I ran't let this chance for
shooting slip, and the fellows won't
wait. Hello: here's the train! First
class to London, guard. Nobody in the
compartment? All right, Molly, jump
in. Make my peace with the malir if
(he is vexed. 'I ra, la, la, la." cried my
brother, giving me a hug and a kiss.
The door slammed. I was going to
London all alone, when it ojieno 1 again.
A man rushed in, pell-mell gun, bag
and fishing tackle.
"Just in time, guard?"
'Ay, ay, sir."
"Here's a shilling for your trouble.
All alone, eh?"
"No. sir; a young lady, sir."
This time the door slammed secure
ly, the key was turn's I, and the guard
It was half-past four o'clock. A
damp, dull afternoon. I looked at my
self in the little mirror opposite. It
reflected a tall, brown-eyed, brown
haired girl, with a pretty complexion
and neat traveling dress. A very young
person, eighteen at best, and a very
strong and healthy one. We, my
brother and I, had been to Warwick,
.Stratford, etc., and at the last moment
ho received a telegra'ti from some col
lege mates bidding him meet (Item in
the North; they had formed a shooting
party, which was to atari the next day.
My mother was in London; s we de-t-riiiined,
rai her than disturb his pleas
ant trip, that I return to her alone.
The train was going at full speed
litly-hve miles an hour. I could
fcaively, in the dim twilight of the
Dicnibfr day, distinguish the rapidly
moving trees and the houses as we
Murted along. After a little I turned
my eyes on my companion. He was a
tall, rawboned man, with gray eyes
iind long red hair; heavy red whiskers
covered his face. He wore si shooting
jacket and a loose flannel blouse, lie
fixed his eyes on me for live minute.)
without speaking. At a certain sta
tion the guard, our guard that was, got
out and passed tho window. I saw
another official get on. Our guard
touched his cap, and boarded an out
going train. We started off with re
newed rapidity. I was feeling almost
lonely, and the slightest degree em
barassed by my close proximity to my
unsociable companion, w hen ho got up
from his seat, opened his traveling bag,
took out a pair of shears, and. putting
bis hand on my shoulder, said:
"I want you to cut my hair."
"Cut your hair?" I cried, too amaed
to he alarmed. "Are you crazy ? Cut
Yes, cut my hair immediately."
"I will not!" 1 exclaimed, "(iuard,
guard, come to me; this man is crazy!"
I rushed to tho door, it was locked, of
course; and the guard 1 knew, and
who knew us, was miles away, having
changed at the last station.
"It is useless to make a disturbance,"
said the fellow. "I intend that you
8'iall cut my hair! If you do not, I
will kiss you - take your choice."
Tremblingly, I took the shears.
"Wait. Put a towel around my
neck, there. Thanks, very much.
Koran hour I cutaway; it had grown
quite dark, only tho dim light of the
railroad lamp illuminated the compart
ment. "Is it all off?" he asked, producing
his glass, and peering at his cropped
"Not bad for a beginner. Now for
my whisktrs. 1 can't shave, you see
my arm is broken."
For the first time I saw that this
member hung helplessly at his side.
"Hut I will not!" I screamed; "I
Yes, you will," said my persecutor.
"You will do just its I tell you. Kneel
down here, in front of me, and cut my
"I will not, I will not!"
"Wry well." And ho advanced
Instantly 1 was on my knees cut
ting away at the forest of under
growth. "As '.dose as you can, my dear,
you will find the shears sharp. I
don't'believe you've left a hair on nty
This took mo longor to do than my
previous job. The beard was stubborn
1 and monsieur was particular.
"All must go," he said pensively
"All my love-locks ami my lady
killers! Hut necessity" drawing a
sigh "cruel necessity, knows no
' He threw me a kiss with the tips of
' his bony lingers.
1 "I shall always dub you cruel neces
sity in my own mind."
His face bring as clean shaven as
my implements allowed, he bid me
turn my bark.
I will not! Oh, I will not!" I
wept. "You will kill me. Oh, have
"You will turn your back immedi
ately," said my tormentor. "Hut
llrst help me adjust my arm in this
j Like a whipped slave I meekly tore
j the linen handkerchief he produced
from the valise into two parts, and
bound it about his arm. At. least he
; was brave, lor the drops stood on his
: brow, but he did not quiver.
"Now, take this lead and pencil
j under my eyes, and shadow my eyc
( brows. Not too deeply, but as you
j would vour own, my dear, were you
dr-s r i .r a ball."
I in ml kI. "Tho madman!" I
whispered below my breath. "Oh,
i the mailman!" Hut I did as I was bdi.
one faltering look and I felt his arm
would be around me.
"Now look out of the window.
Mind, if you so much as move that
pretty little head, on mr honor as u
I gentleman I must take my revenge."
j For twenty minutes, or was it a
j hundred years? I sat gazing into the
I darkness without. The lightning ra-
pidity of the train as we rushsd along
j made a leap through tho window
I I thought, of my mother and my
! home, and, poor chiild, of my girlish
I sins and negligences. I was too fright-
ened then to cry, too stunned to make
j "Look, my pretty dear," said a gay
I I heard the window open, and a
black bundle fell. Was I dreaming or
There, under the light of the little
! oil lamp, a breviary in his left hand.
with downcast eyes and reverential
air. was a young priest, in the full
tlown V(kstnient of a fellow of a Jesuit
The lishing tackle, the guns, the
valise, the shears, the towel, with tho
bundle of hair, were all gone. And
with them the thief, murderer, assassin
I knew not what he might havo
"Where is he?" I said presently,
hoarsely --was it my own voice issuing
from my own bloodless lips. "What
has become of the man - the murder
er?" "You have been sleeping, dear
child," said the father, gently. "No
one is here but myself. You are under
the spiritual and temporal care of the
lie smiled and moved a little. I
recognized the late denude crown and
the rudely shaven beard. The ban
daged arm was hidden under his flow
"London, sir! Ay, ay! all right, sir;
lirst-elass? Yes, sir; one gentleman
and a lady. This way, sir!" cried the
1 heard the door unlock, and two
policemen rushed in.
They gazed at us in blank astonish
ment. "Certainly, your reverence,
pass by. There's a mistake some
where. Where's the warrant. Hilly
Tall fellow in fisherman's get-up;
long red beard, red hair, guns, valise,
fishing tackle; got on at Leaming
"Hy (ieorge! he threw himself out
of the window."
And they rushed to the other side of
the compartment "But this young
lady was here all the time. Say,
young lady, did you happen to see a
tall fellow answering this description
get on at Leamington? The guard
changed at A ; he is Marshall, the
defaulting bank clerk; he scooped
last week with clo.tMQ, Ho was
traced to Leamington today; they
wired us from there. Say, your rev
erence, did you happen Hello! where'
When I came to myself I was lying
on my own little bed in the Louden
lodging house, and my mother told
me slowly and by degrees that w hen
she entered the carriage, a moment
afterwards, I was in a dead faint, ly
ing on the floor, and tha'i 1 was ill a
long time afterwards.
They found the gray valise, the
shooting clothes, my bundle of hair,
on tho railroad track where they had
been thrown; but his unwilling ac
complice had rendered such good ser
vice to their quondam owner that wo
nor his pursuers ever heard of, or in
any way traced, him again. Lnti'lmi
A lightning conductor consists
essentially of a long piece of metal,
pointed at the end, whose business is,
not so much (as most people imagine)
to carry off the Hash of lightning
harmlessly, .should it happen to strike
the house to which the conductor is at
tached, but rather to prevent the oc
currence of a Hash at all, by gradually
and gently drawing olf the electricity
as fast as it gathers, before it has had
time to collect in sutlicient force fur a
destructive discharge. It resembles
in effect an overflow pipe which drains
off tho surplus water of the pond as
soon as it runs in, in such a manner
as to prevent the possibility of an in
undation, which might occur if the
water were allowed to collect in force
behind a dam or embankment. It is a
flood-gate, not a moat; it carries away
the electricity of the, air quietly to the
ground, without allowing it to gather
in suilieient amount to produce a flash
of lightning. It might thus be better
called a lightning-prevenl.or than a
lightning conductor; it conducts elec
tricity, but prevents lightning. At
first, all lightning-rods used to be
made with knobs on the top. and then
the eleeltioity used to roller', at tho
surface until the electric force was
suilieient to cause a .spark. In those
happy days, you had the pleasure of
seeing that the lightning was actually
being drawn off fioin your neighbor
hood piecemeal. Knobs, it was held,
must be the best things, because you
could incontest.tbly see tho sparks
striking them with vour eves. Hut. "
time went on, electricians discovered
that if you lixed on a line metal point,
to the conductor of an electric machine
it was impossible to get up any appre
ciable charge, because the electricity
kept always leaking out by means (if
tho point. Then it was seen that if
you made your lightning-rods pointed
at tho end, you would be able in tho
same way to dissipate your electricity
before it ever had time to come to a
head in the shape of lightning. From
that in uient the thunderbolt was
safely de til and buried. It w as urged,
indeed, that the attempt thus to rob
heaven of its thunders was wicked and
impious; but the common sense of
mankind refused to believe that abso
lute omnipotence could be sensibly de
fied by twenty yards of cylindrical iron
t u bi n g. for n h ill Maunzin.
The Guileless Rustic Heat Tfim.
The Enuli.sh lUiycUnq AY' tells
this tale: (live ear, please, while I tell
a pleasant, instructive, and perfectly
true story. A gentleman who is a
demon at winning prizes, and whose
private sitting room is decorated with
pots and plates,. and resembles nothing
so much as a pawnbroker's strong rooin
recently went down to a country meet
ing where thero wore one or two ap
parently good things to be pick
ed up by the industrious visitor.
He won his heal in easy fashion
and in such good time that the
final seemed absolutely at his
mercy. He wont away and drank his
own health in honor of tho good time
coining. Alas! there is many a slip
'twixt cup and lip. Tho guileless
rustics smelt a rat, and with a cunning
worthy of the "Heathen Chinee," took
measures accordingly. The final heat
duly commenced and all went swim
mingly. The visitor, secure in his
pov.'er, was taking things easily, when
ho suddonly saw two or three compel,
iters shoot past him and begin to pedal
away as though tho arch liend was be
hind them. He could not understand
this until some one in the crowd
shouted out, "(jo on, goon, it is the
last lap!" Then he, too, put in a vigor
ous spurt, and mad') his wheel travel
like an express train, but it was no
good. He was beaten. The explana
tion is sweet and simple. In all the
previous heats the final heat had been
announced by the ringing of a great
bell it was the town-crier's instru
ment in fact and the sound could be
heard a mile away. In the final, how
ever, a local "Ah Sin" had quietly
changed the implement of the
c impanologist for a tiny tinkling bell
slightly smaller than that carried by
the muffin man. Who shall say that
Innocence is confined to the city after
When several elephants are driven
to a bridge which they are expected to
cross, they always send forward the
smallest of the company fust to try its
strength. A writer in Vi.m'ty I'nir
gives another surprising example of
the sagacity of these animals:
I once asked an Indian road officer
what was the cleverest act he ever
knew an elephant to perform; and he (Cheyenne Agency), is a gentleman
lol l me how once, when unloading who is well known to the old. r
some steel tubing from on board a ship, Dakotans of Yankton and vicinity and
it was th elephant's task t-i carry the among his present, circle of aeqttaiu
pipes by means of his trunk from one , tanet. as one of the best and most en-
part of th- wharf to another.
The pipes had been oiled to prevent
them from rusting; and when the 1
elephant took one up, it slipped from ,
bis grasp. He tried it again with the'
same result, and at last seemed to com-j
prebend what the reason of all this
was; for he siiou afterward pushed tie! .
pipe with his foot to where there was j
a heap of sand, ami rolled the pipe
backward and forward. j
The sand, owin: to the oil, adhered 1
to the tuli... an I the elephant then put . TM,, for a number of years,
his trunk around it and carried it j So asked him the other day. meet
with ease. He did the same to tho re- j ing hjlI1 ,,. train: .-where did ymi
ma nder, without, aid or suggestion j g,.t y,Mir t it 1.. Judge?"
from his mahout. j -Well." he said, with a smile and a
I twinkle of the eye, "I'll tell you. I
Little I lurry was looking out of the
window, watching the rain as U pal-
tered down on the green grass an I
b 'ntthe flower h''adi, dancing awav
over the gravel and making pools
wherever there was the least pretense
of a basin. H is a pleaanl thing to
sit snug in your com fort able r i and
watch the rain; but Harry's brain was
busy with another speculation.
"O, Aunt sus.in," he said, his
bright eyes sparkling, "how I wish it
would rain gold co ns, instead of rain
drops! Wouldn't we be rich?"
"What if it sh'iiiH rain gold instead
of water-drops all summer?''
"Why, w e coul I h ive everything in
the world e wished for then. I
would buy a littl carriage and har
ness lor Carlo, an I Annie should havo
the paintbox she wants -,o much, and
mother would not m-ed to work a bit,
and I w ould iret l- -"" ":'. inaeliinii.
O, how nice it would be, aunlii!"
"Hut what would you get to eat?
Nothing can grow without water."
"O, we would buy our food; wa
should have money enough."
"Yes, but if it rained g l-l all over tho
world no one would have any to sell.
All tho fields would be parched and
baked. The grass would shrink and
crumble to dust. The grain could not
grow under golden rain. These beauti
ful shady trees would parch and wither
up and die. . There would be no fruit
nor vegetables in anyone's garden.
The little streams, an I many of the
wells that afford refreshment to thou
sands would be all dried up. and men
and animals would perish with thirst
as well as hunger, llobinson Crusoe
thought little of tho gold he found in
the sea-chest washed ashore on his
island, for he could buy nothing with
it. Hesides, if gold were as plentiful
as pebbles, wo should value ii no
higher. Money is of no us-except for
what it will bring us or the comforts at and from that hour,
of life. Some ne has estimated that " itnesses w ere called on both sides,
every good summer shower is really and the taking of testimony began for
worth in money many hunlr-ds and ' the contestant.
sometimes thousands of puiuds. It "A great, strapping 'six-footer and
produces what willbringlhat amount, 'six-shooter' swore that in 'l!ii.kl,in
Wo shall always fnd, dear Harry, tie: -hie" precinct, where over 2Nt votes
more we reflect on it, thai our Creater were polled, there were not that many
has ordered everything a great denl souls living, men, women and i hildren.
more wisely and benevolently than we
The Drain a Scrap Honk.
What is the brain but a scrap-book?
If, when we are asleep someone could
peep in there, what would he find?
Lines from favorite poets, stray bits of !
tunes and snatches from songs, mulo-
dies from operas, sentences from books,
trange meaningless dates,recolh-ctions
uf childhood vagn and gradually
growing faint, moments of perfect
happiness, hours of deqiair an I misery,
ThellistkiSsofchiIdii.ini lovers, the
first parting of buma frieu Is, Hie
word of praise or the wor I of bbiiue of j
a fond mother, picture, f men and
women, hopes and dreams that rame
ltu.de tor favors, ouirrels an I re o i i
filiations, old jokes, and through them
all the thread of one deep and endur
Ing passion for so n one m m or
woman that may have be-n a misery
Or adeligrit, ' I'rnui isr,, Chmnli h ,
"(letting unlets now ?" as',ed o'l"
travelling man f an ''.her, in a dad
"Got one to-day," was the rep'y.
"Don't b -lieve il."
"1 did. all the s un -."
"What was it ?"
"Order fro n lie h ms? to nni"
home." -.'' '',' 'e '.-
HOW A TITI.K WAS I, AIM7..)
An tpisoiir of LiFr in Hip Fur
Noi l h wrv-t.
Tim "Tenderfoot" Who Rename a Success.
fill Judge Ht Sliori Noticf.
A Pierre f Dakota i letter to the
Chicago full r-diniH says: W. I).
Caton Indian trader at Fort HenneM
. tertaining authorities on the affairs,
character, history, and traditions of
the Sioux Indians to be met with in
There is no better company lr the
leisure hour than Judge Caton, as I
came to call him from hearing others
do so. Hut where and how Caton
came to get that title has been a m.-
tery to me, knowing, as I did, tint he
have hardly obtained it Ir Hie
savage Daeotans." among whom In has
! have been a
ludge' for some eltrli'i en
years, and although the period of my
; holding ofliro was of .short duration, I
j expect to hold my title for life.
"It was that lime when I was a voul h
; of twenty that my fat her sent me tut
West in company with an old friend
' ef the family, a gentleman nearer my
; father's ai;e than mine. We were both
j in search of a more robust health, and
; visited Colorado, where things were
' then in a pretty wild state.
i "The day we arrived at Fairpl.iy an
election was held for the oilic of regis
ter of deeds. Captain Coates ami
! Colonel Jenney were the oppo-ing
j candidates, and the election bad been
; carried on with a good deal of feeling
! on both sides.
"The returns gave Coates a majority
of 2"il otes out of a total poll of over
2011(1, in a county whose entire p .pula-
tion fell far Ow.rt ,.f in n cry
"Colonel Jen nev contested thee'ec-
tion. The olliee was worth 1 o,( u tt i a
year and worth fighting for. Kach
I candidate had his attorneys, w ho-e fees
on either side exceeded $imio.
"F.very preparation had been made
for hearing the contest except the . se
lect ion of a referee.
"A barrel of whisky and a barrel of
water were placed at the principal
street corner, with a tin cup for every
body's free use. All carried lire-arms,
save my friend and niyell, and to me
the Mi-ne was, to say the least, a novel
"The choice of a referee was the
point liver which a dispute seemed
imminent, when Captain Coates. espy
ing ine in the crowd, exclaimed.
"'Ycndcr's a tenderfoot with an
honest face. What do you .say to hav
ing him for the judge ol this Inm
"He'll do for ine,' responded Colonel
Jenney, and 'Judge Caton' I became s
"Testimony of this sort soon showed
me that the election had been notorious-
Iv unfair on both sides, and that there
was no way to ascertain who had been
"It had been agreed that my decision
should be final, with the s ile right
reserved to the defeated party of
forcible resistance when the other
should take the olliee.
--My position was a ticklish one.
Fort unately, however, I was perfectly
free to act as I liked. My court had
no precedents to follow. Deciding,
after a day of wrangling by coiiumcI .
nnd clients overtheev idencepresentcd,
t,;,t i would try a bold stroke for !
justice. I cailed the court to silence i
an, ann mneed: '(ientleuien, it appears
to this court that no fair and legal 1
election has been held in this ivmntv :
and 1 shall rule a: follows that there
be a new election, the ballots to be
deposited in my keeping, in the
presence of both candidates and their
This decision took them all by sur
prise, but proved to be acceptable at
once. It was arranged to have the
votingdone at each precinct separately,
and on a separate day in a few in
stances when it was necessary, so as to
comply with the conditions prescribed.
"A large crowd went with judge,
; candidates, and counsel, fcom pod t,
foil, and the result finally reached was !
1 majority of twelve votes for Caplaiu
Coates out of a total of '.' votes,
instead of the former p"H ol -" '.
"The title of 'Judge' was immediate.
Iy conveyed to me by mi n it-"uf
and it has followed me. .is y .u -re,
from the mountains to Dakota."
trahs lighting with R.ishb Hamiks.
A letter horn I he si in? of warlaie
vv i!h the I'aKe Prophet's rebels to the
j London A'"', -ays: I limit lid I am
( tin liist correspondent w ho ha- n-.H Ih 'I
J a; fat asDebbah, and this I have dopo
in a voyage I ri mi Iiopgola, in a lule
latei'ii-rigged open boa!. The viJ.ige
was destroyed long ago by the Mmlir
and there is now nothing but the fori
built, as all these forts are on the wry
worst plan a fort cm be, t h.it ol a
square. For the little garri-n of
I liashi-Hazoiiks I have great re-pu t.
j Time after tims it h; ben atta-'ked,
and has successfully defeated the af
j taeker. Tin-last lime the Arabs lul l
i re- ourse o -t rategy. They beat tiieir
j torn tuns wry vigorously h ill a fi le
j off; meantime they crept sil. tith islo
! the ditch und- rri- .it I, tli low l-usto.ri
' where was the one gi t tie- i mi.
One of them. Icwcwr let oil a i.i'.i
by Mcidcnt, and the g.irri n p at
nee alarmed. I'hough it ( !. 1 1
they Idpirceive tliniiml III the
ditch, and 'hey opened a w die ring
lire upon them. The cu"iuv, however,
i siiecee.led in .c ln.iilv M-i.-in-r the
u lie(!rt uf the gull and also tin- b gs( of
tin- Turkish comniau laid, who was
-t Hiding by, and a puil devil, pull
biker took place. t l-ii-th the oili
cer was dragged w ithiu He- ramp, ri s.
, Hundreds of Arabs were mouel .1 own
: in their desperate a'teiii I lo ,-i t -r
! In Rome places they threw skin- "ver
; the zariba, and thus wal'.cd over tin
! prickly aba'tis. At others, where
1 there was no ditch, but im rely nuiii 'sa
against the wall, I hey mounted on
inch other's shoulders. At one lnm
Ihcv actually suei 1-d in bnr-tinu
i open a wicket ne;ir the gate, but all
who entered were caiiolit in a rat trap
tli--y found themselves in an open
court from which there was no exit
ami they were m iwcl down ne rcil"--
ly. For two hours did I lie. assault
continue. At length the Arabs
hat lug loitt the greater pail of !!;'ii
nmnbci. rctital. In t it.--..- . t
assaults by these Arabs one is rem nd
,-d of the heroism .
the ."saracens. The
f tln-ii ale esl.irs
difl n-n! points
where the besiegers mil le their .(Mark- '
were shown me. The ground wa
.still .strewn with belts, torn gaime d-j
and sandals. The bodies weic ilung ,
into the Nile.
Talkim; to Millions.
Au improved telet'hoiie ha
placed in in. T.ilmaire's i-lmi
Ihooklyn. to enable admirer oi
cler.rvman who cannot attend hi
courses to hear hi word-, in I Ic o o.v n
di-tant homes. This is a new inwii
lion, not yet patented, and it may not
In entirely Micces-iiil at lir.-ti but all
w ho are t ami liar w illi all the p i ib
ties of the telephone unite ill ih i ! i. oi:!
that ,-peal.i:ig. siiiL'inir, itnl in-l i men
tai music w ill in time be beard in -co-'s
own home with aim i-t as mu
leahcr-. sineers, or pcriormei i ii
cisc their several gills. Tine was
w hen the orator w is cwrvthiiio and
the writer of little account, but I he
invention of printiii!.' made it possible
to multiply books wilhoiit number,
while the speaker wa- necessar.lv cop.
lined to the lew thousands Ir . v.., c
could reach. Hut in the whirlui oi
time the orator and preaehci threaten
to w b id a greater influence than the
writer noes now. the Hec. hei of the
tutu re. by means of the telephone, wid
speak to millions, while the I'atli- and
Maternas will thrill their melodies,
not almie in vast halls, but in hun
dreds of thousands of hoiues through
out the country. What an education
it will be to the masses when the gift
ed lecturer and preacher in the di-tant
city can be heard in every hamlet in
the country The great cities will no
longer have a monopoly of the noblest
strains of music, for the tdcpl can
emmunien!e them to the poorest as
well as to the richest lovers ..f music,
As yet the telephone transmits . nlv a
muffled sound: but experts sav thero
is no reason why Ihe distant echo may
not be m ule as resonant as the voico
from the speaker s lips. . nwmt
X Hoi lor Thing.
"What's that ? ' he asked, as Ik- halt
ed a boy about his own ago on Wood
"I'm eatin' white sugar."
-Where'd you git it ?"
Steal it ?"
"Naw: ma gave it to me.
"What fur -'
"'Cause I threatened to run away."
"Humph! You ain't smart. My
holt is to threaten to commit s.,irHe,
and I git currant jell and raisins till I
can't eat no more." - ').,..
SlreimMi For To-Day.
'ii i,.:ili I. ii l.i rial i-till thai m- iii'i-l,
.- ih.- will n.M i Ik- a tii-iiioirow.
,., I 'i l. u : I .o.w- hut liliotlli-1 to-'d.iy,
"A il l C l.ll I- o Jo i.ll'l -..HOW,
I ... II ;,i ..o . ,1-1 lie to:,l- ot life
H r i, ..i h i -,. : II-1 Ul Hi' l-l-l-leni R,
i.il i., i . Ii .in I wul (or a itou.I of ilU
I i: il I 1.1 I,. l .in I--.!-!. -II. e'
Ml--!..'-. m to.-l i i 1 1 le i . an I foliK",
.. j.i -i. , I. .1 !.. :il .1 in sweetly
1 ,:i. i . ,n,i K..IO- aii'l Im in:' -li-cl,
-toi l u lu Hi iio. cmiii h !!.
' i - I lo. lay will', a .:o ion- honn
I ,., . ; i ....(I - who I .I..-.
I'-.i- I!'. v ii in.; Ii.,i,., II, il iim y
Jo P.- Ii In. mi I in ii.-.j,I.,-
Ill 'JIOHOI S.
t ! farmer's inoMo. "Mind your
Motto lor cray quill manufacturer-:
" lile.ed arc tie- peace-makers.'
" This is enough to tale away my
breath." murmured tic youth as he
.-ci,"d . I handful ofib ves liefore te
r ntering the llu atre.
A heilih journal says you ought to
tal c three-quarters i f an hour for din
ner. t is well. also, to add il few
vegetables and il piece of meal.
,ioe,,iu!.. the Mulligan wrestling
giant, will vvc-llc ni'V man in the
woill .,f mi.'" . .its of men these
lull times will do a pile ol wrestling
"How doe-the new girl strike you?"
ii.kel a rit i 'on ul Detroit at dinner
lately, "she ha-n'l .-truck me yel,"
answered his wife meekly, "but she
hiis-d.,iic almost everything else."
A bltle boy's grieT upon being re
lused permission to attend a circus,
wa.-in part assuaged by the a-surance
from ins mother that il he would until-tears
,e might go and his lath
er h ive :t tooth t-Mrai ted.
A W idow, tlilelidtng to succeed her
hu-biml in lie management of a ho
tel, advertised that - The hotel will
be kept by the widow of the former
laud!. 'I'd, Mr. Ilrmvn, who died last
sumiii. r "ii ii new and improve-i
"Why is this butter like scuiii'i,''
asked i be spruce y. mug man ,vlio
t. :!,. (!; i'ilile-:. , ,,:., but the
r ..I ., " ! sli iii.., a! 1 ii-
m.irkliig. ' Voii'il better settle last
week's hill." and tin cream ul the joke
-I've said olt.vi ihilt I would take
means to prevent young men Inm
eoiiii ig around my hou.-e," said a lath
er the other day, "ami I'm- done ii.
My daiighl-i is to., v.niiig to think ol
inairiage." W li.it haw yoiidoiie''"
a-ked a neighbor: "bought a dog'.'"
"No. I've bought my daughter a pi
Did yrtr w rite up this local bu
Miooks. Ihe gfocef" asked the city
editor of a oii'cinp H.v of his assis
t .tli t. "Yes. sir." "W ell, d" von c hi
sidei it i t tic thing to announce
that his "iresh eggs can't l-e beat, his
chee-o gin s oft id it- own accord, and
his l-utter occupies a strong place in
the regard of ill.- public:"
Nou would be .istum-lied at Ihe sit
of some ol the I'- 'llipeaall Ionises, ami
the o 'in- .ml spuce they inclose. They
look sui.i 1 i. , tu.se they are so empty ,
but wli'-n ymi measure them you Iind
them v iy spacious. Iloiisisot thirty
and forty rooms in Ihe lir.sl story are
not uncommon. I he great space wa
the at rutin, about lliirty live to lorty
feet long, having an opening for light
in the i enter id the root, and just
under tbi- a marble basin raised iihov e
the floor, into which the rain fell, and
on the margin of which were placed
brones and vase. Out ol this opened
bed-rooiiis.and at the end a I ecept ion
room and dining-room. Beyond these
was a peristyle, nr court, surrounded
by Iron- eight to twenty column-, thus
making a broad ".irridor limning all
around. Some of Ihe peristyles were
eighty or a hundred feet square. With
a great variety of looms opening inlo
them. 1'cyond the peristyle was the
garden, some! imi's I 'iiMeet square, or
more, with all sorts of arrangements
for plants and fountains. A good many
of the elaborate, niche-shaped fount
ains arc still perfect. The sin-el en
trances to some of the houses are ten
to lift ecu feet in width, utld had quad
ruple, or four-leaved doors In fact
so spacious are ibese dwellings on the
ground floor that it is generally be lieved
that the upper story rooms were
rented out. Tho floors of the lirst and
second stories were of cement, in which
patterns ol mosaic or tussellated work
were laid. Many of these floors were
uninjured. 'I he bouses were admirably
planned to save space; and the decora
tions, mural ami otherwise, were tar
beyond our concept ions of the art ol
ornamentation. The workinanship.es
pecially the plaster and stucco, was
much better than can be produced by
our modern cralts.nen.