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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, FEBRUARY 26, 1885.
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A Duram dl Homo.
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Ami llirim;'li Ilk' ky lln-ni-w, i;riij union
Movrw calmly mi, iiiilriiiiiiiii'li"t, lice,
but Minii'lliiii wlii-.('i'. iiiiio mo
'J'lir I l -iny a- it kmu! ll ov.s,
The lit i i'1'Oiil.s l v llir iialei'.-, rim;
There in cuiiii'tit tin lily row.
An I iIiiti' tin' li-hr-. l:i.tin', swim:
t lie ir niiil "v lit' it it brown mill.
It'll, nil' tli".i' snl iioi.l- I' unit nn? still
In clover iii":'il'iv4 liini'l an. I I'.iir,
In ihoivsj un i i llii' runs nil
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Wlnli . n.ili lii-mil, In-si.ln lliu ;;'ito
N il ell nil'llt illUVII till glUs.J- illll',
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Tim sli i'i'li 'l-rliiiii'li, llir yliiiollnmsi. ni'.ir,
i l l. H'l.il where I li n e I'liiini-il at wi I,
The liii", nl'l fir i Iiiiii-.i', t'i mi' dear,
My vniit' l'il hi'iic my iintnli an I s -til'.
t -i i' llii.:i in il n- noli" liy,
lillt S'Uir.'lllill llhi-pcts (n .-i-li)
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r.i ilr .M"l with Invr, II llralN' to von,
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I'niiiiialit ul' ni tin- .lay nl jure
"N"l in'" '
. .. .n l.oi: in; ill tlf Cm re it.
" BALL UP, THERE."
an m ri:.i.i n- rni;v - tiii: r.r-n.
"It) 1 was lii'imly iu t'tnnr nl'
Mi'll'Oiiini' ( iaul, atiil, ti'i'it oni) oix-a-s
i . i : i , lia ini; iniiii'tait liiisiin'.ss wliii h
i',il!r I nit! in ( i'-i'liiii. 1 mUi'tl my 'lai:i'
o.i tin! mail i ar, whii'li was (ho mily
I nli!i' ri.iivryaiiro availalih'. aivl timk
my scat mi ilio li on nnouf thu.so ilc.
lici'iii 'V I'alnily innrnitis so I'liiiiuiim
in that loiiniry, l.ut liitlo lAjiuricnceil
1 licio wi'ti'lnit lliri't passt'njji v, th c
rar lri a r aii'l itanl. ami wn r.itilcil
itliij at al risk pan-, i,viivi'i'' in frei ly
iirin ari nt i topics. Ainuiio; others,
llic M'Xcil 'iiitioit nl' Free Ti'iuli.'
versus l'totc -I ion," Mtppiioil its with
ample materials 'tor aiiiinati'il ili-i'ii-;-si
iti. Ut-iii i a .s t i ! i n i -1 1 lU-lical in put i-ti'-S
1 wai i l'Hii 'iit in favor of tin;
lornier, ami dil.t'cl freely upon the
iiiinicroiis a Ivanta'M en'; iyed 1 y Hie
'olil ciitiiilry" in coii-c I'teiicn thereof,
wimlin tip my peoraii in liy st;iii'lin
up, wavitiff my pocket handkerchief
itiul shotttiii'; at the top of my voice,
free I r;iik' forever," when bung ping
- ping . What could be the matter'
We were no', long kept in suspense,
for two men suddenly emerged from
111,.' luiah with the cry which has sen' a
thrill of horror to tint heart of many a
traveler in these ngious, "Mali up,
there," which i.i equivalent to the old
higliwayman 'scha lenge, "Your money
or your life." The ear driver inecuui
ciUy pulled up his lior.-e'i, evidently
fearing a repetition of tho revoher
practic, which might not prove so
harmlcu.s as the lirl, 1ml I, perhaps
in ro from long a"iptaiutanco with the
class of men by whom we were asaii
ed than from indifference to danger,
seized the reins and whip from the
paralyze I driver ami lashed the horses
into a furiotn gallop! "1 'ing ! ping!"
went tho bullets most nnpleasanly
close to our ears ; however, we were
getting well beyond their reach, and
every bound of tho infuriated animals
carried us farther from danger, when
to our dismay, one of the wheelers
stumbled badly ntul was by reason of
the great speed at which we were go
ing, unable to regain his footing, and
after a short but desperate struggle,
fell heavily. We hastened to dismount
in hopes of getting the poor animal
upon his legs and starting again before
the robbers could come up with us, but
we were disappointed for we were
soon overtaken by them. Tho first, a
powerful m m, seized me roughly bv
the throat and presenting his revolver
ta my head, coolly informed me that
li port my making tho slightest resist
ance, he would blow out my brains,
ami suddenly releasing mu from his
iron grasp, he, still keeping the revol
ver to my heal, tlrew another with his
disengaged hand and "covered" my
companions generally -with it, with th
eiuark that his friend would now pro
ceed to "business," at the ijaine lime
jocosely intimating that probably my
political opinions ha I undergone a
sudden change, and thai I might want
a little "protection," Which pleasantry,
being so much to the point, notwith
standing the serious aspect of nll'aiis,
caused a general laugh at. my expense,
"liusincss" was cpiiekly proceeded with
by bushranger No, 2, binding tin; car
driver and guard, whom he. then as
.vsted to in oi i ii I tin- car, alter wlii li he
performed similar Mud olliees for the
(other two passengers, my turn coming
'last, for the r.ason 1 thiuk. that, the
robbers detected my Intention to avail
my-elf of the slightest relaxation of
watchfulness on th 'ir part to make a
sudden and il'termined reliance, an
intention I certainly had, but which
was effectually frustrated by the do-ie
a'tention paid me by him of tho two
Heing all aboard, tho first bush
ranger took the reins, the other keep
ing guard over us wilh the dreaded
weapons, and we found out-iclves
being liurtie 1 away in tne direction of
the (ieelong sands. Arrived llicre the
ipiondam car driver idighted, deliber
ately unharnessed the horses, and we
were utte by o.ie assisted from the car
and hound, some to the wheels, others
to the pole of the car. "spread-eagle
fa-hion." The robbers now proceed
ed to tide our pockets of everything
I valuable, and next to open tho mail
bags, confiscating nuiiiernus letters
containing notes, and wantonly des
troying valui-b ss ones (from their
point of view, ) Having taken every
thing which they could, without l'iU
of discovery, tutu into money, they
prepared to depart, each onn taking a
horse, and were speedily out of sight
Our delight at being thus left without,
receiving bodily harm was -su m chang
ed to alarm far more set ions than any
we ha I yet exp .'rieni'i'.l, for we be
came awafi! of a fearful peril hitherto,
in tin exeiteiiient of the O'.'casion, over
looked by us all. The tide was rising
rapidly, and would shortly, without
doubt, engulf us. So tightly were we
bound that struggling was unavailable,
and only rendered us more miserable.
On and on came the waters, until now
and again a large wave would actually
loiicn our fe"t. ( Mi, horror ! who but
ourselves can imagine the torture of
watching those relentless waves which
were to drown us, surely, surely?
Miles away from any "track," we were
not liki.lv to be heard by man. The
birds seemed to mock our misery. as they
gaily ll'-w over our heads, chattering
to each other and enjoying the liberty
for which we would have given all we
possessed. Shouting was eviile.it ly
useless. Yet we shouted, 'screamed,
yelled frantically. 1 think 1 was some
what the calmest, and tried to console
and soothe tin.' others with the thought
ilia, tho water mijhl not rise stilli
ciently high to overwhelm us entirely
but, 1 being considerably taller than
my companions in distress, they re
ceived this suggestion as a sort of
ghastly joke, and laughed a bitter
laugh. Wtitir all around us rising,
still rising ! It was but too evident
that our worst fears wcro soon to be
realized. With one thought of the
dear old home in Knglaud, with all
my beloved relatives wondering .some
day why 1 did not return or at least
write; one prayer to my iod and I
gave up all hope - but hush! what
do we hear! human voices, singing?
Is it delirium ? Xo, it comes nearer
and nearer, oh, joy! a boat is round
ing the small promontory to our right,
and we distinctly hear the voices of
several young men singing. We shout
once more. They evidently see us,
but do not appear to undcrMatiil our
position, ilelpf we try again, and
are answered. They quickly arrive
and help to free us from our bonds.
Instinctively wo throw ourselves
down on our knees and thank Al
mighty (iod for so remarkable a de
liverance. Then we consult upon the
best course to take, with tho result
that 1 take one of the remaining
horses and tho car driver the other, ho
going towards Melbourne and 1 to
It was an uncomfortable ride
enough, I assure you. AVet through,
excited, mounted on a raw-boned,
bare-backed coach horse, which stum
bled about, threatening to fall with
mo at every few yards. Vet the feel
ing of relief from my recent perilous
position was so great that I forgot my
discomfort and urged on my blunder
ing steed until I arrived at Ocelong.
I had not been idle during my ride.
Tho fresh air had braced up my
nerve3, and I had begun to think what
clue I had to tho robber. They were
evidently "made up," and wore blouses,
so that I could not tell whether they
wire stout or spare. Moreover, they
had on crape masks. Suddt nly I re
membered that while one of them was
investigating the mail bags on his
knees, with his back towards ine, I
had seen that hi boots were "sprigged"
with copper "spriggs" or nails in u
peculiar manner. "Here, thought I,
"is a clue," and I determined to follow
it iiji. I accordingly sought the 'hii:f j
Im-peclnr of Police and explained the'
circumstances to him. lie, knowing
me in my ollicia! capacity, placed one
of his men at my service, with whom
I proceeded to several boot makers ai'd
iii'i'iiicd whether they had any know
ledga of sti'-h boots. None of them
had. "lint," remarked one, "I hey are
a capital clue: for, from your descrip
tion 1 should think they are the only
piiir in the colony."
Leaving the police oll'ie,- to follow
out certain instructions, I went to a
hotel, obtained a change of clothing,
dined, and settled myself down for the
evening to rumiiiale over the events
of the day and form plans for future
action, when a tap tit the dor an
nounced the arrival of a messenger
from one of the bootmakers, who de-
sired to see me. Hastening to th'J
shop, I confronted the tradesman wlm
iipologi."d for troubling me. "I!t;t,"
said he, "I think 1 have seen your
niati'--look at 1he.ii! boots" and he
handed me the identical pair which had
so attracted ni'. lie explained that a
man of gentlemanly appearance had
called on him and bought a pair of
boots, leaving his old ones to be repair
ed, itnd kept until he should call lor
them. Said he, "1 got into conversa
tion with the man and found that he
Wits going to the theater to-night. I
feared to send you a message whilst he on the forward mast kept a sharp look
was here in case he should l.e suspi out for tho I'nion vessels. Tin; pilots
cioiis. So, having obtained this in for- knew every channel and sand bar.
niatien I wailed until be had left, when The vessels were all light dralt. The
I immediately M-nt lor you." . hltvadc runner was only a runner, not
This was indeed good news. I hasten ' a lighter. If he came too close to a
off to the police stat ion, and, ai m-, warship ho took to his heels. The
panicd by t wo nilicers in plain clothes,
proceeded to the theater. We had
not been there long before my at ten-
lion was attracted to a figure in tin.
iit which seemed familiar to me, for
although dressed differently from what
be had been on tho previous occasion
ot our meeting, I felt sure from c. r -
tain peculiarities in his movements,
which would, perhaps lu very difficult
to describe, that this man was noiu
other than Mr. ISushranger No. 1, with
whose revolver 1 had thai ruing
been so intimate. Presently I obscrv -
ed that be was making signs to sonic
one in another part of the bouse
Scarcely had I made up my mind d
secure the lirst named man than he
made tracks to leave the theater. Thi;-
circumstance confirmed me, and with
the aid of the oilieers I secured inj
man and convey el him to the polici
Next morning tho police were ac
tively engaged in searching for num
ber two, and one of the body very
cleverly detected him riding at (lit;
bead of a "mob" of cattle, notwith
standing that In; had shaved his chin
ami completely altered his dress.
It were a long story, to tell of tin
hearing before the magistrate, tin
committal and the t rial; suffice it tc
say that both men were found gu'lty.
The man I had arrotcd was sentenced
to ten years in irons en the roads, tht lioth vessels are fast, going fourteen
other had to undergo a further trial ! knots an hour. The captain of the
for murder, for which ho had long In en ( Venus stcs that he cannot make Un
wanted, a price having been set upon . harbor and rons fur the shore. She
his head. lie was executed. Thi- strikes hard and faM; the crew leap
man was none other than the notor-j into the water and reach the sandy
ious ISushranger Morgan. Ihtruil j beach. The Xansemond low ers her
Fin- Puss. j boats and takes possession of the
' vessel. The Venus cannot bo moved ;
IHst rihiil inn ofllie Sense ofTasfe. sho is set on lire and tho Xansemond.
Taste, however, is not tonally dis- at daylight, steams away,
tribuled over the whole surface of the ' "There she is !" The lookout of the
tongue alike. There are three distinct : Xiplmn shouted it ai daybreak a few
regions or tracts, each of which has t) ' mornings later. Captain lireck, coin
perform its own special oilico and niaiiding tho Xiphon, saw a side
function. Tho tin of the tongue is wheel steamer close in shore making
concerned mainly with pungent and f'T Wilmington Harbor. Another
acrid tastes; the middle portion is sen- blockadcr was in pursuit. The Xiphon
sitive chieily to sweets and bitters; Was in position to intercept the runner
while the bae'i or lower portion con- j the Klla and Anna. The captain of
fines itself almost entirely to the llavora tho runner sees that he is cut off ami
of roast meats, bulter, nils, and other he determines to run tho Xiphon
rich or fatty substances. There are down.
very good reasons for this subdivision ' Captain ISreck sees the situation,
of faculties in the tongue, the object "Heady, boarders !" he shouts, itnd the
being, as it were, to make each piece ;
of food undergo three separate exanii- '
nations (like "smalls," "mods." and
groats" at Oxford), which must be shower of canister. The next moment
successsully passed before it is admit- there is a crash, and tho bowsprit of
ted into full participation in the human the Xiphon breaks like a pipestem.
economy. Tho lirst examination, as ' Over the rail swarm the boarders, and
wo shall shortly see, gets rid at once j the next moment the Klla and Anna
of substances which would be actively ' is theirs, with .'SOU cases of rifles and
ami -immediately destructive to tho i a cargo worth $ll!s,(HX). The vessel
very tissues of the mouth and body; ! is renamed the Malvern and becomes
the second discriminates between ' one of the blocka ling Meet,
poisonous and chemically harmless A great many blockade runners were
food-stuffs; and the third merely decide" captured and destroyed, but the profits
'he minor quest ions whether the par- j were so enormous that others wr re
ticular food is likely t. prove then and j built. The officer? and crews were
there wholesome or indigestible to. the ! willing to run the risk of being cap -particular
person. The senso of taste tured for thehigh wagesthey received,
proceeds, in fact, upon the principle of : A captain received $.i,Oim for each
gradual selection and elimination; it ! successful trip, each one of tho crew
refuses first whatis positively destruct- -"' the chief engineer f2,5ili) and
ive, next what Is more remotely the pilot $tf,7it Snthntnl Trihint:
deleterious, and lina'.lv what is onlv un- . ,, , . ..
It is the season tor kin. il.ng the lire
desirable, or over-luscious. Vii"''"' hospitality in the hall the general
&4eto ilo'itlili. (lame of charity in the heart.
KlNMNCi Till'! I'.U M.KAI H' .
Vi-srsHs Built Sor-mll y to Defy
5omo Exciting and Valuable Capture? hy
tho Union B!o. k'idiii ' fleets-
The vessels built for blockade run
ning were built for the purpose. They
were long, narrow, low side-wheel
sii aiiiers, w ith sharp bows that cut
the water like a knift. powerful en
gines, raking funnels, and two inaM-'
rigged as schooners. The hull rose
only a few feet above the water. Thev
were painted a dull gray, so that even
in the daytime it would be dillp'iilt to
see them far aw ay. The forward part
of the deck was covered over, i,o that
lli'y could run through hiavyseas.
Kcforethe war there was little com
merce between Knglaud and the l!er
muda Islands, but now the harbors
werealio with ships -great sea-.;oing
steamers from Knglaud loaded with
arms cannon, powder, goods of all
kinds returning to Knglaud freighted
. with cotton. The blocado runner.',
brought the cotton from Wilmington
and Charleston, delivered it to the large
steamers, took on board the goods,
arms and ammunition, and steamed
back to those ports, id ways planning
to run past tin; blot kade vessels in the
night. When coming in all liuhts were
put out, the steam was blown off under
water. A man up in the "crow's nest"
i runners were so swift, the tvar ships so
1 slow, that they were rarely captured
j when the chase was a stern one.
j It was a hard, exciting sei vice which
. the blockad'nglled-i endured. During
1 the day the vessels cruised along the
- shores, looking into all the inlets, orsail.
. ed eastward to discoVer any approach-
ing Motkade runner, but al sunset thev
came close in-shore: almost under the
j guns of Fort Sumner ill Charleston, or
; Fort Fisher at Wilmington. All
lights were put out. except the one
1 lantern at the masthead of the Coin
niodcre's vessel. Mm were up in the
rigging straining their eyes through
the night to catch the sight of the
(n an October night, Hii:.l, the
Venus from Nassau approached Wil
mington. Too lookout up tit the
masthead of tho steamer Xansemond
discovered her. Lieut. I.ainson, com
manding tho Xansemend, when he
had ii duty to perform was always
ready. The fires were blazing under
his boilers - the steam was up. In an
instant the Xansemond was away.
"(Jive her a shot i" he shouted. The
long rilled guns flashed. The shot
shatters the foremast of the Venus;
another shot goes through her cabin:
the third crashes through the fore-
killing a sailor ; the Inurth
j strikes tho hull below the water line.
sailors, who have been thoroughly
drilled, seize their pistols and swords,
The cannon of tho Xiphon send a
A I'nrinsily of Child-Niunimr in .liipiui.
Old-fashioned people in many dis
tricts of Japan, to whose families
death has made frequent visits, still
resort, in their anxiety to prolong the
'ives of their children, to tho custom
of bestowing upon their offspring
names ordinarily given to infants of
the opposite sex. Probably the super
stition is more widely prevalent than
foreigners would suppose, but it is
only when s.uiie incident or story in
conneetirtti wilh Us obs'-rvitiice is re
ported in the vcrnariikir papers that
the majority become awaro of tin- exis
tence of tho old custom. A Tokio
paper tells a story in point. Some
lime ago, ii man named Katio, living
a K'ameieho, Xihonbashi, Tokio. re
ceived an intimation from the author
ities that his eldest son, ISunnosiiku
a name always applied o males
having attained military ag--, steps
should al once be taken with a view to
the young man undergoing medical
examination prior to a'lu.il enlistment.
Kano lo.d no time in going to tin-ward
otlice and explaining to the oilicials
that liuiuioMikc was his daughter,
though regis'.erid its a in ilesince lv7J,
in which year I he census system was
altered. The authorities, however, in
whose mind (repent and more or hvvs
ingenious schemes t evade conscrip
tion had given rise to a eou.lifiojj of
pure scepticism on this point, did n l
scruple to order an examination to be
conducted iit Kami's house. The re
sult, of course, proved the statement
made by the father, who, on being
picstioned, said that, hiving Inst two
daughters both alv-a! one year old, he
had been driven to this expedient to
keep the third alive. It may be pre
sumed that its success, as evidenced in
his daughter's attainment of "military
age," will tend, at any rate among his
neighbors, to the revival of a custom
which, whatever its ineonvenien 'es, is
not without suggestive interest.
(Jreater men than Kano have laid
schemes, far deeper than his s' tuple
artifice, to circumvent the grim visr
: or, and for the most part they bavi
failed. .In im a Jl'iil.
The Almriirines of China.
The southern portion of the present
domain of China, comprising nearly
one-third of the whole, is a compara
tively recent addition to the empire,
ha, lug conic under the jurisdiction o
the "Sou of Heaven" only in years
ago. Thi? original inhabitants of this
broad territory were easily siibjiieated.
Portions of them were attached ti
their conitiercrs as vassals or slaves,
and gradually, by intermarriage and
the adoption of tlt customs of the
Chinese-, lost their identity, and were
absorbed by tho more powerful race.
Traces of this original element an
slill to be found in many localities, es
pecially among the mountains, an i
may be seen in peculiarities of speech,
customs and physiogomy. The boa'
people, everywhere regarded as an in
ferior race, and numbering in the cit
of Canton alone 2hi),iiim souls, are sup
posed to be the descendctits of this in
digenous race. In the mountain
range which forms the northern bor
der of tho three southern provinces,
and is a continuation of one section
of the great Himalayan range, are
over 100 tribes of these aboriginal peo
ple, who have constantly maintained
their independence against Chinese
aggressions. Comparatively little is
known of them, but from the infor
mation derived from travelers, they
seem, with but few exceptions, to be
all of one race, and to be nearly allied
to the Shiins and Careens of iiiirmah,
the Laos tribes, and those of the inte
rior regions of Cambodia and Cochin
China. The sublime self-conceit of
the Chinese, and their indifference lo
everything outside of themselves, is
strikingly seen in the fact, that in all
the centuries during which they have
lived in constant contact with these
various tribes they have learned but
little that is reliable concerning their
customs, habits of life, traditions, lan
guage or government. A few individ
uals have become interested, and have
left brief accounts and some rude
sketches, which are all the sources of
information from the Chinese side that
are available. HVs-A .' Hipnbli
run. Fast Kailniiiiiing.
"Have you ever seen that train of
white cars that makes the fast mail
train from Chicago?" said the en
gineer, as he munched a sandwich at a
resting place. "X'o? Well, it's slicker
than a square yard of lightning, and it
goes full pitch out ot Chicago every
morning at three o'clock. In my
opinion it's about tho fastest thing in
this country. Well, one of the mail
clerks invited his wife down to see the
train start; tho conductor shouted 'all
aboard,' and the clerk leaned over to
kiss his wife, who was standing on tin
plat form, and bless me if he didn't kis? j
a cow out at Iiiverside. Xow, that's I
what I call fust railroadinir.
ivaui.s : nionaiT.
; A bal way to read other people s
, be.trt.s is to try to conceal your own.
j Honesty s.ciu'tinn's keep a man
j from becoming rich, civility from
I Nothing can m-riir bevond the
, strength of faith to sii-iain or tran
ilescending the resource of religion to
' As the sword of th" he.s -tempered
, metal is most fiexible, so the truly
generous are most pliant and eoiirte his
in their behavior.
If you have built castles in the air,
your work need n it lie lost. That U
j where they should be; but put founda
( lions under them.
j There are a good in any real miseries
; in life that we cannot, help smiling at.
, but they are the smiles that mak-'
wrinkles but not dimples,
j It is the way with half the truth
, amid-d which we live, that jt only
haunts us and makes dull pnlsat i'His
that iire never bora into sound,
i Persons ex) it-mely reserve I are like
: old enani llel wa!e!i"s, which h i I
: painted c iver.i thai bin b-f. I your see
' ing what o'clock it, was.
Happiness is not outside, but iu-ide.
; A good he.irl an I a clear c msci-nci-j
bring happiness, which no riches and
I no circiinistauc' s alone ever do.
j "Th'! greatest folly," slid saielio.
j ''that a in an ca-i cnnm't in this world,
is to give himself up to d"at:i without.
! any good ca is'! for n, bill only from
ISetli-r th" chance of a shipwreck on
a voyage of high purpose than expend
j life in pa Idling hither and thither on
; n shallow stream to no purpose at all.
j Have your courage to show your
: respect for honesty, in wlia'-'V-r guise
It appears: and your contempt for
; dishonest duplicity, by whomsoever
j We all find tin- hardest itnd tnos
hopeless work of our lives the effort
, to keep our highest idea and our eom
j lnoties! oci'iip ilio'is in const aut and
i healthv contact with each oilier.
The leai-l.elfer Museum.
A Washington correspondent of the
Pnil tdelphiii i'""i writes: "The
museum of the Head-letter oifce is a
small room, of which three walls un
covered with cases containing odd
things sent to the oiliee as improperly
mailed or entirely iinuiailahlc. Almost
anything you cm imagine of a queer
sort is here, from tluiteau's autograph
to a patent hiti-hintr-post. The oddest
thing about tlm Deal-letter Oiliee is
the carelessness of letter-writers as
there exhibited. It seems improbable
tha' last year !,-!" letters, conl lining
articles of ii'ue, were received at the
Dead letter Oiliee containing nowhere'
within or w il lion! either the name uf
the sender or the person to whom sent.
It is a tact, though, and only one of a
doen other sttiitig - facts. Nor doe.-th-
carelessness he-re brought to light
appear to be nt all on th" decrease.
The gloss receipts of undelivered mail
matter hist year we-e I.TM.TJ. i.
more than eiirht percent, increase over
tin previous year. Of course, the
oiliee manages, by its improved ni 'th
mls, to get much of the matter either
to the people wh i mailed 'l "T ll)
people for whom il was intended. l!ut
there is a large amount that nevei
gets any furl her than the City of Wash
ington. Some of the things are si ld
at auction every Winter. The sale nl
1 tst year realized nearly f-J,'""1. Over
tjiT.il'Ni in money was deposit 'd in the
I'nited States Treasury as undelivered
last veil r. I'nder an order first made
by Postmaster-general llorae.i May
nard such useful printed matter as had
formerly been sold for wiisfe paper is
now annually distributed among the
charitable and reformatory institu
tions of tin- District of Columbia.
Last year 'J-l.l.'iJ magazines, pamphlets,
illu-.tra!o.l papers, Christmas cards,
valentines, etc., were disposed of in
this way, so that even this ill wind
blows somebody good. For many
years letters found in tho mail ad
dressed to Santa Clans or Kriss Krin
glo were sent to the Dead letterOflice.
ISut seven years agon big-hearted gentle
man on Capitol Hill, in that city,
arranged that instead they should all
bo sent to him. Ho h:is ever sinco
answered each lo' tor whoso writer he
could trace, and has done what ho
could to supply the place of the dear
old Christinas saint. Often he has
found that the parents of the children
were perfectly able and willing to
meet nil their requests; and then again
ho has f Hind cases such as that of two
old people in comforta'do circumstan
ces, but who, in their sorrow over
the dath of their ido'izel son
titid his wife, had for years neglected
to make Christmas bright for the two
little orphans left to their care. It
was simply a ease of unconscious ncg
eet. and it did not take the s.tnta
T'lamof Capitol Hill long to bring joy
Jito that household umn."
"Xo imp. to rii!" And wlirirfmi- not?
i , i?. thy -.arrow m-h '.'
Vll'l lies l'i In al l no ti ll il l' Mll
'lllil .sytn'ntli iiinv tuiH'h.'
I an no i. net Moi'ls nnl"i'k the -'rihs.
Vii'l ivc tlij t' lirs ihrir ll"W-'
Ale lllltllall voir- xirrli M-lli-ll tilings
Ti.nl ii"iie their aej 1 1 inav know '
"N . ir n l i iv re!" Xnj , .r;ik nut ilea"
I "I I'-al - can I'l in; irl rt'.
Ah ' I ' I has -i'lii thrill unto IIS
To wa-ii a foil i i i r iii-'.
in li i ill ' 1,1 y - i i' i v . I' lill mill rail'.
'HI I Ill- ill s i. 1'.., -.I' ')'.
'A I'l i I" him im h.-niHh .i.oit
I " -en I U- I.- ir- lo iv. i i
"'i- Irri ll.r vv.-l il is I0.-1 : lll.'st 'In !s
M eh no i.i- Ih a i-i-e.
l. I I - a-t!-t liii ll-l'i', U'lil Ma;. Ill- -'llk.
I 'll li - I .inlii oat an I .lie-'
litl i.el, -.rue lie ll i til , I l-l"ll I I:!
s-; al- " it ii- iii er s.,f .,
U e iiake H ill j.'V lo feel h It tlli'l '
J in I" 1.1. II" le Is lo e".
- I V, I .III Hill.
Ill VtOliiil .
A bad jury in a law-suit Perjury..
Th" beau in iiido l'hii archery
Th" latest thing in .-locking! is the'
hired girl mi Son lay nights.
A bono of contention The jaw
Kxpen-ive swcctim-ats - Honeyed
The owner of an oil well may bo
said to live on tin- la . f the land.
A-cording to the doctriii" of the
survival "f the liticsi. the hist, man
w ill undoubtedly be a tail if.
In Iceland poet-are iaii"d -'.-raids,"
undoii'ilelly because thev presrii
the appearance of having been in hot
What's til" difference between tho
lower pail of the leg and List year's
comet ? one'.-shin and bone and tho
other's been and shone.
"!s th" howling of ;i dog always
followed by deall:?" aske I a little- girl
oi lier f;i! her. "Not always, my iiear.
Sometimes th" man that shoots til the
i log missea him," was the prompt reply-
When a young couple west eif the
Kockv Mountains run away and get
married the .-.port ing journalist alludes
to it in big head-line lei tors as "the
"I f you Would he truly happy, my
dear," said "tie lady lo an it her, "you
w ill hae neither eyes nor ears when
yo ir husband comes home Lite from
tin- il nl i." "Y'S, I know," answered
the other, wearily, "but what am I to
do wit h my t-o-e."
A fou l fiit le-r pii'seiitcil bis four-year-old
boy with a trumpet, with
which be was greatly inl.i1 ualol. All
i! iv tin- boy tooted aw.ij delightedly,
Hilda! bedtime when his granduiothei
told him to put tin- trumpet o n ami
s iy his prayers, I In- little fellow said.
"Oil, n : I'll tell you wh if let's do,
grandma; y -u pray and I'll keep on
Vttcataii Indian Huts.
The hu's are oblong, and rounded at
the comers, some are di ided in live
by a partition. More gem-rally the
whole family croud together in the
single apartment. The a'l is formed
by putting sticks upright in I he ground
and lllliug the iutci.-l ices with mud, or
else w.th a mixture that is aft -t ward
sin lothcd and white .Viishe I. The
roofs are slanting and thatched, the
t hatch le ing allow el to fall within t w,,
or throe feet of the ground, to keep oil
wind and rain. The sul fa e uf Ihe
earth serves as floor ng, since the in
mates cm seldom iilford to have it
cement d. Tin' furniture consists of
ii few hammocks hung across the room
-they serve as scats by day ami beds
by lit -lit - some low i hairs, called
nhini ( similar in shape to some uf (he
seats used y the Assyrians and
Kg.vp1 ians "f old i, a wooden bench on
which are the gmidiug-slones, and an
imago of a saint in some corner of Hii
ro an. The fireplace three stones
place I in triangle on the iloor is there
too. Chickens, dogs, pigs, and babies
all frolic together in these poor homes
and appear to be tolerably happy, If not
very w ell fed.
While every corner of tho hut is
crammed with rubbish, its mistress
some-times sits in the hammock swing
ing, as untidy as her house, making
artificial flowers to adorn some wooden
image of tho Virgin. --"' Maya-
The Hani ami Hip lliisy yny.
In work there is a way of doing
which saves strength. We call it
"knack." One does a piece of work
by si r force, and another by skill of
manipulation docs the Siinie with half
tho physical e-ITort. To teach tho
other the sleight-of-hand by which
strength is spared is wise. So in
study, play and till else. There is an
easy and a hard way. There is no
wrong in doing it the easy way, if wo