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TJejonil tlie Stars.
Ilcjiinil 1 1n- .Sims lln li' tin-ilk mom
Tlml never n i'im In I'vu tin lorn,
'Hint never kim-8 it lmp- lira
In il:iikni'V i lulling uluoui o.iii',
Nor hears lln' night Kind mucking siimi,
Ne'er ihn"' tin- lil.v tlimo, unci linen,
Nnr rnsi'i iiur geldi'ii l:is.scletl rum,
Not istliiic iiii.v luiii'i.il cvii1,
lii-Miml tliu Mari.
Wlnil tluin;;li nnr li t I he I.niisiil unit tmii
1 ly jiii;.-!! Mimic mid tripling thorn.
Vi slmll nut ll.i, we -luill nut tire,
Hut i-ti.'is,h Minn, tin' IoihI les.ij
li lii Ik lit lnsl In li liiint mi'l mmi
lii yi'inl la - sMc
,V. (hi-ifis Timrt.
THE STOLEN NOTE.
Except that lin indulge-d too freely
in the use uf tin intoxieat ing cup,
.loliii Wallace was an honest, high
minded and extraordinary man. His
olio groat fault hung 1 i lii it Hliitilow
over his many virtues. lie meant
well, anil when Ins was sober lio did
IId win a hatter hy trade, and ly in
dustry and thrift In) had secured
money enough to buy tho house in
which lie lived. lie had purchased it
before, fur $:!.'". paying $I,Mt,lown,
and senired tho balance; hy mortgage
to tho seller.
The mortgage- was almost dun at
the timo circumstances made mo ac
quainted with the a Hairs of thu fami
ly. P.ut Wallace was ready for the
day; ho had saved up the money; there
seemed to he no possibility of an aeei -dent.
1 was well aeiiiainted with
Wallaee, having done some little col
lecting and drawn up legal doc.iuients
for him. One day his daughter Annie
came to my oHiee in great distress, de
claring that her father was ruined,
and thai they should he turned out ol
he house in which they lived.
"Perhaps not, Miss Wallaee," said I,
tryingto eonsolo her and give- the af
fair, whatever it was, a bright aspeet.
"What has happened ?"
"My father," she replied, "had the
l.'.uliey to pay the mortgage on the
house: in which wo live, but it is nil
Has he lost it ?"
I ilon'l know. I suppose so. . a t
week he drew two thousand dollars
from the bank, and lent it to Mr. Ifryro
for ten days."
"Who is Mr. liryce?"
"lie is a broker. My father got uc
ipiainted with him through ticorge
(.'handler, who boards With us, and
who is Mr. liryee's clerk."
"lines Mr. llryec refuse to pay it ?"
"lie says he has paid it."
"Well, what is the trouble then?"
rather says he has not paid it."
"Indeed! Hut the note will prove
thai he bus not pa d it. Of c ourse,
you have the note?"
"No, Mr. li.yce has it."
"Then, of course, he has paid it?"
"1 suppose he has, or he c ould not
have the note."
"What does ymir father say?"
"I lo is p"sil i ve I hat he never reeei vi d
I he money. The mortgage, he says, (
must be paid tu morrow."
"Very singular. Was your fat her "
I hesita'el to u-e the unpleasant
word which mut haw grated hardily
mi the ear of the devoted gul. ;
"Mr. Ibyee says lather was not
iiite right when h" paid him. but nut ,
"1 w ill see your father."
"lie. is coining up here in a lew mo-
lients; I thought I would see you
liist, and you the facts before he
"I do not see how ISryee could have '
obtained the note in, less he paid the '
nioiiev. Where did your fa' her keep
"lie gave it to ine, and I put. it in I
the tii'cietary." !
"Who was in the room when you
put it iu the secretary ?"
"Mr. Hryce, (leorge Chandler, my
father and myself."
Tho conversation was hero inter
rupted by the entrance of Wallaee. lie
looked pale and haggard, as much from
the effects of anxiety as from tho de
bauch from which ho was recovering.
"She has told you about it, 1 suit-
pose?" said he in a very low tone.
I pitied him, poor fellow, for two I
thousand dollars was a large sum for i
him to accumulate in his little luisi-
iiess. The loss of it would make tho
future look like a desert to him. It !
would be a misfortune which one must i
undergo to appreciate it.
"What passed between you on that
"Well, I merely stepped into his of
fice It was only the day before yes-
terday to tell him not to forget to,
have the money for me by to-morrow. .
He took me into his back ollice, and
as I sat there he said he would get tho ;
money ready the next day. He then
left ine and went into the front ollice,
where 1 heard him send George out to :
the bank to draw a chec k for two thou- ;
sand dollars; so I supposed he wasgo- J
ing to pay me then,"
"What dues the cleik say about tit ?'
"He says Mr. Ihyco remarked w.iien
he sent him, that he was going. to rpay
me the nmney."
"Had you tho note with you'?"
"No, now I remember; ho sahl be
supposed I had not. the note with inn,
or he would pay it. 1 told him to
come in the next day and I would bavo
it ready that was yesterday. When
I came to look for the note it could
not be found. Annie and I have
hunted the heuse all over."
"Von told llryco so?"
"I did. lie laughed, and showed me
his note, with his .signature crossed
over with ink, and a hole punched
"It is plain, Mr. Wallaee, that, be
paid you the money, as alleged, or ba
obtained fraudulent possession of tho
note, and he intends In cheat, you out
of the amount."
"He never paid me," Im replied,
"Then he has fraudulently obtained
possi ssion of the note. What sort of
a person is that Chandler, who boards
with you ?"
"A line young man. Pdess you. bo
would imt do anything of that kind."
"I am sure he would not," repeated
"I low c Id liryce obtain thn note j
but through him? Whattiinn does he i
come homo a' night?"
"Always at tea time. Ho never!
goes out in the evening."
' lint, father, he did nut
till ten o'clock the night bclore you
went to F.rycc's. lie ha, to stay in
thc..lH-..t.,,HWt 1 s. or something
ii. .w .ii.i I ir.a in '"
lie has a night key."
I must sec Chandler," said I.
o harm in seeitor bin, " aihied .Mr.
Wallace; "1 will go for him."
In a few moments he ret timed su ith
the young man Chandler, who, in the.
con versa! ion 1 had with him, r.iani
fesicd a very lively interest in the so
lution of the mystery, and prolcssecl
hiinscK ready to do anUhiug to tor
ward my views.
"W hen did you return to tin: house
on Tuesday night ?"
"Twelve!" said Annie; it was not
more than ten when I heard you."
" The clock struck t welve as I turned
the corner of the st rcct," replied t 'hand
"1 certainly heard some one in the
front room at ten," said Annie, looking
w ith astoiiishinc lit at those around her.
"We're gel I ing at something," said I.
"How did you get in ?"
The young man smiled as he looked
at Annie, and said:
"On arriving at the door, I found 1
had lost in v night kev. At that mo- ;
m.'in a waiciiman iiappeneii along. inn .,!, t!,,, Samo way that, the negro
I told him my situation. Ileknew me, j silV(.s , u. southern Slates were for
and taking a ladder from an imliuish- J m,.rly. 1,,K,,ll M1, -p,,,.,.,, W.,(S ,,.
ed house opposite, placed it against one ; S.ns(', .,mMt jti au, ,,,,.. t,Vrry tttsln
ol the si n.l-story windows, and I en- . ,!,,,. k,.Ilt SU1., ,i;iy " of Span-
tered in that way." j.j, M,,j,.rs who dis. ipliimd the In-
'(ii.o l. N'.w. wh.. wa. it lb it was ,1;,,,, u M.,.ver they nee... it, which
beard in lh- paih.r. unless it was was Mj(), ,,,, ' viM.,.Ver anv oi
liryce or one ol his n
mint haw-taken the ,-y liom your
pocket. Chandler, ami stolen the note
from the .secretary. At any rate I will
charge him w ith the cri , let what
may happen. Perhaps he will confess
when hard pushed."
Act ing upon this thought, I wrote a
lawye r's Idler 'demanded against
jou." etc--which was immediately
sent to Mr. liryce. Cautioning the
parlies not to speak of the atf.iir, I dis-
"Well, sir, what have y.m to say i-
gainst me.' he asked, sillily.
"A c lai n th part of John Wal-
lace for fjiimt," I replied, puking over
my papers, and appearing perfectly in-
"Paid it," he said, short as pie crust.
"Have you?" said J, looking him
sharply in tho eye.
Tho rascal ipiailed. I saw that he
was a villain.
"Nevertheless, if within an hour you
do not, pay me $Jimiii and fl'M) for the
trouble and anxiety you have caused
my client, at the end of the next hour
you will be lodged in jail to answer a
"What do you mean, sir?"
"I mean what I say. Pay. or take Hilv,,r Wedding will como on Saturday
the conse.pienccs." j ,.vwlill,( ,,,, ,hilt W(MlKl Ilt.v,r ,, a.
It was a bold charge, and if he had tlllt iH tliu ,.miil,B i haVe to go to the
looked like an honest man, I should : i0,ige."--Siftitfs.
not have dared to make it. j --
"I have paid the money, I tell you," j Medicinal Intelligence,
said he; "1 have tho note' in my posses-; "wh:,t is tho "".liter?" asked an
son " Austin eliK-tor of a thin young man
"I got it when I paid the --" ! ni""'', Anderson I've.
"When you feloniously entered the ' "I think the climate of Austin does
house of John Wallace', on Tuesday not agree w Hh me have great trouble
night, at ten o'clock, ami took the said breathing with my lungs."
note from Ihe ncrctary." "You would have a great ileal mor.
'Von have no proof," said he grasp- trouble breathin ( without your lungs,'
ing a c hair for support. responded tho doctor, whereupon An-
That is my lookout. I have no time elersem Pye got up and evl joiirned, and
to waste. Will yu pay, or go to jail?" now he tells 'very one that t lie
He saw the evidence I had was too doctor does not understand his bind
trong for his denial, and he drew bis t ness. HiJ'tinju.
cheek on tho spot for $JHH), and after
begging me not to mention tho alfair,
he sneaked olT. !
I cashed the check nnd hastened to.
Wallace's house. The reader may judge
with what, satisfaction ho received it,
and how rejoiced was Annie and her
lover. Wallace insisted that I should
take $Ihi for my trouble, but I mag
nanimously kept only ifju. Wallace
signo I the pledge, and was ever after
a teliipei ale e man. lb1 died a few
years ago, leaving a handsome proper
ty to Chandler and his wife, the mar
riage bet ween him aud Annie basing
laiieii place siioruy alter the ahovo
narrated circumstance occured.
Christening laigenlc's llahy.
The secret papers of tho second ,
empire give an account of the expend -It
me on the urea, ion of the birth and
baptism of the prince imperial. Medals
iu cliam Is head the list, at a costof !
-V inu francs. Doctors and midwives
received iW.i Mm francs. Tho wardrobes
cost Iini.immi francs. Tho several i
.societic-s of dramatic authors and.
...nposers, painters and .sculptors.
industrial inventors, and medical men !
of the clenai'l lit of I he Seine received !
lo.ocO fran.M each. Ninetv three
thousand francs were given to tho
benevolent "bureaus'' of tho depart
ment of the Seine ami of thecDinuiunt)
in which lay the estates of the crown,
.I . , . i , i , H.
I ho "agents of the interior serv c
j of the empress receive gratifications to
1 1,M francs. Forty four thousand
J ,r:""'s w'erc'allowi'! logiviiigpcTforin-
'" theaters ,,,, March Is.
I-';- I ... .parents of ch, l ren born
" "!' m. mill siiare'i
(among them .V'...ni. fra.ics. For
!l !a,s ' iv"11 to nutli.iM and
, l'l"posers of verses and c-ailtate
addressed to their majesties, and to
the pupilesattho l.ycees, s.'i.iini) francs
were allowed. Tho relatives of the
godchildren of their majesties received
2 i.i ii mi francs. The scrvieo of the
: stables of the baptismal cmt -go is set
clown at l"J.'cM francs, and lt'.ii,niHi
i francs were c list ributed in gral ilicat ions
to the hired servaiitsof their majesties
'household: The Mil come to the
' sum of n'.kiii o I,-;,,,, s
linliaii M.n.'i-) in lairlv Mcvlc.i.
The old Spaniardi were not at all
afraid of the savages, aud enslaved as
many- as they w ished and made them
woik well in the mines. History tells
lis this, and tells in besides that they
treated the Indians wilh great cruelly.
I!veu the pioiM fathers made the In
dians cultivate the soil and lead clean
lives, and, above all, caused th.'iu to
, (ll,.jr W,1VS j,eness. f.very
1 evening the Indians came in from la-
, i,, a, aftc-r singing soine religious
songs, were locked up for the night in
them made their escape to tin moun
tains I he soldiers u iit alter them and
brought t (in ho , or rather back to
tho missions, and again s't ih-ui to
work Some of these Indians eventu
ally become respectable members of
society iiul goo I men, though others
'eliirned to their vagabond life after
tll(. Iiri(.s(s ,, i,wt ,.ir K,i, ,.,
ihvM im, ,,,. (.iun., prup-rty had
,een secularie.l. which occured as far
. ,)ack ;H y,,,,,, ,,, l hnri.u vro
j erly was abandoned, as was virtually
done in consc.pienei) of a decree of the
' supreme- govcriiiiieut in tho City of
I Mexico, dated August 17, is: id, the
1 seiui-civilied Indians found them-
selves free, as thev considered it. aud
returned to their wild ways. f 7n'. ..
i A Caul ions .Man.
Ho was a mathematical chap, and
always engaged i.i making intricate
cal. illations on paper. The marriage
was to take place' on Friday, but he
suggested to his prospective mother-in-law
that it had better take place on
"Why do you wish it changed?" sho
"Well," said he, "1 have been inak-
! ing a calculation, ami I find that mv
DIVISION 0 L.l'0R.
Oitd Wnyn of MnKimi a
mrj in New YorK
Poeiilwr Mom uf Livelihood
I'liero are many o Id ways of cani
ng a livelihood in a great city like
New York, and it is surprising to see
low many persons there are who read
ly adapt themselves to new iiccupa
iuiis. Type writing, for instance,
was unknown a lew years ago, an I
, there are thoiisan Is w;io support
:j selves by it. It has supplied a
'lew and wide held for tho employ
ment of women, and has come into
ilniost universal use for legal docu-
aients. The iineution of the tele -
I1'1""" K'en employment to tho.i-
"",s tIio.-..i.strn.-li..ii of theappara-
m al"' ! "'lendance at telephone
,li, ,s- im'' 1"' ""'''' I 1. v ' I
,,r":"'' rlv'.,u ""inber engaged
'"minim. I i.m of elect rie light ing
,li,s iv'''1 ''"l'"y"""d. to many per-
i,s l,as ,iU" "", '"'""-atively re-
c,,,t "s" feline I oil all over the
' ""rl" '"" " n. u..g.
It is only a lew years .since the inven
tion of district messenger service and
.1 1 ,.r i I l .1 ... .!
j "": 1,11,1 ' ""
i uioit r ill in i' i ii tin iiiii o i uu
The successful iiianutact ure of play
ing cariN, whieh were largely made
ibroad until w ithin a f .'w years, has
recently given employment to many
ill,(,rjl'..u'1 w ,rklll,1,i; Tl, ,,.,,
olV.'rs an , ntlrelv new o,,-
Photo-lithography and many other
!iiick processes of picture printing
have furnished employment to many
within a few years. There is an im
mense business in ready-made cluih
ing for women and children that is of
oinparatively recent growth.
There are at a rough calculation,
about fifty men in the 1'nited Ma es
who make their living by hardening
steel for various mechanical purposes.
There are three or four who earn a liv
ing by ileuiagiictmng watches, and
perhaps about as many who adjust
.oinpasses on iron ships. There is an
eld ami somewhat intricate occupa-
lion in the insurance business know n
I as the adjustment of averages, and the
number of men engaged in it in a great
;'ity may almost be counted on one's
There are many men who earn a liv
ing by tasting various articles of food,
r judging oflheinby their appear
tnce. There are ex pi its in hand writ-
ing, in chemistry, in mechanics, and
ill sorts of things, who turn up in the
ourts and make litigation costly.
Civilization tends to a division of la
bor, so that in every profession ther;
in men wha get. a rcpuiutiini for some
particular branch. Thus there are ac
knowledged specialists in law, who
have almost a monopoly of a certain
lass of cases. S-un lawyers know all
about patents, and others all about ad
mirably; others all about criminal law,
md so mi. In lliesaui'' way the doe
lrs take each some portion of the hu
man body as a special study, so that
Ihe old family doctor, who undertook
to doctor all sorts of disease is com
paratively obsolete iu crowded couiinu
cjities. This ilivi-ion of labor leads to the
I'siablishnii nt iu great cities of many
(iieer stores, or depots of supply for
all sorts of odd things of which the
general public knows little or nothing.
There are for instance, depots for the
supply of pcciilar food for tho various
j nationalities that centre in the great
fily. The Chinaman, the Italians, the
Hermans, and the Scotchman all know
w h"re they can go an I buy things that
are specially suited only to their own
A craze like roller skating gives em
ployment to many persons. American
rolb'r skates are now known all over
tho world. There is an American
roller skating rink even in India.
The progress of mechanical inven
tions, while it throws many persons
out of employment, also furnishes new
occupations to many, and does away
with the apprehension that tho ma
chine may supplant the man. .Yni
The strangely wonli'd advertisements
which appear from day to day in differ
ent papers throughout tho country,
are, in many instances, very laughablo
and ridiculous. A western paper
gravely announces in its advertising
"To Kent An elegantly furnished
room to a gentleman already heated."
Among the artiMic advertising no
tices are the follow ing:
"Two young women want washing."
Wood and coal split."
"Teeth extra. ted with grea' pains."
A cheerful adxcriisc.-iicnt is this:
"Try our colli ns. You will never
unit any o' her."
The Weird Itli .l of the Atlantic.
As the craft bowls along in the
South Atlantic a new world .seems to
open on the voyager. The const i lla
tion of the Southern Cross has scarce
ly become familiar to him before ho
begins to sen animal, or rather bird,
life altogether new to him. one of
tie- greatest novelties of this kind
that can ever impress itself on the
mind of man is the alliatross. Some
morning the lounger will reach 'lit)
deck and, casting his eye in tic
wake of the ship to judge h r speed
will see a speck pist above) the h il ioli
lar astern, (irowing larger and lar
ger as it approaches, it filially devel
ojics into a gigantic bird, and the old
sailor, conning the helm, will grutliy
suggest thn fact that it is proper or
the tyro to wet bis first int rmbie'tion
to an albat rem. There is something
inexpressibly weird about Ho' bird it
self as well as in Us in inner of tlight
and it is matter of little wonder to
those who have seen it, that a brain
sili'h as Coleridge's should have hit up
on it forth" text of his Lay of the An
cictit Mariner. Without a bea of
wing, without motion of the body, thn
bird will, by lon, easy-goin; lacks,
swoop up from astern until il gets
within easy watching distance frmn
the ship it chooses to follow. It will
then "Jay to" at that resp-c!ful dis
tani'o and after taking thorough .stock
of I ho stranger that has invaded its
domain will, wil h no apparent effort
swoop past the ship to oort or star
board, as the case may be, pass it by
several cabbf b-igMis a id then, laying
to on the opposite hau l to its advance
allow I he ship ti pvss it, and w ill then
once more take, up its post as rear
guard of the procession. Nothing can
be more ghost -like tluri the action of
the albatross in thus passing or being
passed. No stroke of the wing occurs
and all the motion apparent, except
that of the almost unintelligible cleav
ing of the air, is the half turn of the
bird's head towards the ship, made as
if to see what manner of beast this
was that hid come to bother it.
Though sailors are over prone to su
perstiti. in. they seoni not to be very
particular as to thn sacre lness of the;
albatross and will always a.sist in the
capture in spite of the curso Coleridge
associates with its killing.
A king's Workshop,
In a letter leeenl ly received from
liiirinah a characteristic sketch is giv
en in iilustn.t ion of the slate of the
country under its present, ruler, in
which it is stated that at Mgine there
Is what is called the king's workshop,
which was erected at the instance of
the last ruler at, an enormous evpcice,
his idea being to build steam ts for Ins
own and the country's use. The ship
building yard is at Mandabiy, and the
place at Sagine was designed as a
foundry, in which cast and w rought
iron was to bet re it eel. Two largo
furnaces, fifteen boilers, three furna
ces for cast iroo, seven large engines,
live rolling mills lor bar iron, and
a quantity of other machinery I includ
ing a large steam hammer, lathes,
punching and shearing machines, an I
ore crushers ) have; been put down.
All that is required is to .start the fires
and raise steam: yet this valuable prop
erty is ine.iuti.in' overgrown with the
products of the soil. The large steam
hammer is twined round with beauti
ful crimson creepers; from out of one
of the furnaces grows a large prickly
cactus; the rolling mills are shaded
with large tree ferns. The machinery,
however, is not rusted, though nearly
ten years have clasped since the king
died. The works were suspended at
his death, and the! present king will
neither spend more in.. ney on the un
dertaking nor sell it to others.- limi.
Ton Much Strain cm Puppy.
'And so your man has quit clerking
in the grocery, has bo?"
"Yes. he had to give; it up and go
back to his trade of making shoes."
"Ihdn't he like it ?"
"Well, you see, tho way of it was
that there was too much brain work
about clerking for poppy, for his brain
never has seemed to bo real stout since
he hal tho fever aud his hair couie
out, and figuring this and ciphering
that all the time was too hard on him,
to say nothing of having to remembei
the people who would stand light
weight and them that wouldn't; and
them that wouldn't growl no matter
what kind of truck you shoved off on
to 'cm, and them that- woald fairly
take the roof off and go to the other
corner if they didn't get everything
sweet and fresh. No, it was too much
of a strain on poppy's head works, and
he had to give il up." r '(..,
.4 Tragedy in Three Acts.
Act 1. Scene, a front door-step.
Young man, girl.
Act '2. Scene, same front door step.
Young man. girl, etg.
Act :l. Scene, sp;ne fr..nt door step.
Girl. San Frnm-isi o luxlsi It
n:iti.s oi Tiion.ii r.
A good beginning i half Ihe work.
Little thing-; cos'il. us because little
ihings alltiet us.
The sound of sweet bells is the
laughter of music.
An ounce.' of good cheer is worth a
ton of melancholy
A mill I once cultured will not lie1
fallow for an hour.
Work w ith all tin s I and ca-f
you can, without breaking your head.
The thing I desired is in it how
to to avoid the existence of parties,
but bow to keep them within propci
Money is ii .t Mammon. Oive it
plenty ol air and it is sweet as th
hawthorn: shut it up and it canker?
and bl eeds w onus.
Happiness i- not out -id, but in -ide.
A good heart all I a cb ir i !is.'ii ii.
bring hapi'ine.s, which no redes am'
no circumstance's aloii- e er do.
The common man is tie victim ol
events. Wha'ev. i' iia;p ic is too much
for him: he is drawn this way an I
that way, and hi.s whole life is a
The water that has no taste is the
purest: the air that has n i odor Is
freshest; and of all the in-nli .i'-at i.inw
of manner, the most generally pleas
ing is simplicity.
As we are bound nt to indict un
necessary sufferi ng of animals, so we
are obliged to avert all tha tends b '
i add to the sorrow and trials of our
' common humanity.
The Politest of Milililiy Clerks.
I "WliC i cirant was in Chicago, three
or four years ago," said an army oilici
: al. "he lounged about Sheridan's bead
ipiartiTs a good deal. His son Fred
I was at that time on sheriduii's staff,
i but was absent, one day, and (irant
took bis place at Fred's desk aiel look
led after the bu iuess. , nervous,
' li'lgi'ty. irritable old fellow came in b
j inquire for some paper that lie had
; left with Fred. When he stated his
e'.'ise (irant look up the matter in a
, sy i ii pat liet ic way, and proceeded alter
j the manner i,f an over anxious clerk
to look the paper up. The document
could not be found, and Crant, apolo
gising, walked with the old gentleman
to the! door. As 1 walked down the
stairs with tho mollified visitor he
turned and asked: 'Who is that old
codger? lie is the politest clerk 1 ever
I saw at military headquarlers. I hope
shcridau will keep hiiii." I answered
quietly. 'That is lien, (irant. ' The lidi
ety old gentleman, after staring at ine
, for a full minute, said, with consider.-!
ble fervor. 'I will give you .".i cents il
I you vv ill kick me dow n stairs." ( 7i-
!'-i;'i ''l if ii nr.
A Pi, inn made nf Pin.,
i Mr. I-!. M. T.ibcr, the librctti.sl
, ' I esiiie," was a clerk iu the IVii-.i..!
t Ollice, and his desk was iniineili.ttch
I next to th' wainscot ting of the hall.
: Alter he left his siiece'ssur made a die
cove ry. Panged along the wooden
i wainscot! ing was a row of pins, the
. lowest deeply nnhedd'vl in 'he wo-i.l,
j the' highest simply far enough iiide!:'
ed to keep il from falling out. Th M''
was such evident purpose in this row
of pins that the attention of the chiei
, ol t he div ision was called to it. IJiiii
ning his finger nail along the row, h
found that each pin repri'sented a nat
. nral Unto or a semi tone. It took but
a minute innre to piny a tune upon
this pill piano, and. until the novelty
, n.iii' off, Mr. Taiier's ingenious ar
rangement of pins was a source -:
aiiiuseiuciit to his f irmer fellow clerks.
Watch Towers in s jjorlainI.
I On the principal si reel of lierneare
three watch towvrs. Theclock tower
originally built iu I P.M. stands nearly
. in the center of Hie town. Its droll
; dock-work puppets always attract an
.admiring crowd of idlers, months
agape. A minute before the hour
; st rikes, first, a woo leu cock appear--,
crows twice, and flaps his win .'a; and
; then, while the puppet strikes the
hour on a bell, a procession of bears
appears and passes inlr.mtofa figun
on a throri", w hich marks the hour In
yawning and lowering his sceptre.
Farther down the street is the Cage
Tower, now used as a prison; and be
yoi'd it. (Jollath's Tower, tihviag upo:'
n, a figure of a giant.
! Ouc Alien. I.
i Alma Tadeinit said a goo.! thing the
'othcrdiy. It was at. a dinn.-r party,
when tho guests were talki.ig of the
exchange of genius 'oeiween Fnglan i
and America. F-r every :i-tor, si'Jg
er, lecturer or person m note sent hers
by F.ngland the r,.in'. Slates made a
return. There; i',is Ho ith for Irving.
.Mary Andersoa for I'.llen T-rry, Patti
for Ndsson, as really i'adi belonged to
us first ; Joe .Jefferson far S'.thern. and
so on. A"ui I'a derma said "F.nglai 1
is on- ahead of the i'nited S'.-u.!. V.'c
sent Oscar Wild" over there but she
"ad no fool to scud bac."
; line liar.
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I li m.'II I l.in.n
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I ,v .-, '
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' el let us iim i I Ii il .1 iv I -hull not le u-
.l lieu tllV lone-
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o ,..il,1 mv loci.
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11- III". I I- meet. W-l nil. lint 1i1
I.. I ... not l,i-s
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- V.iii llnnl.r Mi' flu,.
Ill MOIMM S.
lie content withyoitr lot, especial !y
if it's a lot of money.
"We meet to part no more," said
tic ha!! lici.d"il man to his bail brush.
Wuiiii'ti are n.t inveiilive as a rule
They liave no eagerness for new
Mrs. Pari ington said tliat a gentle
man laughed so heartily that sho
feared he woiil I ha " burst his jocular
I J In- lose li dl icii,iiii' now 1'li'i' iH's
I Inn-' If ;i iilisl '!i- isli" ,
' And f iv s in )i ol - ul iO-hiivi
All'l 1 :(!!- uf -Ii. Kill,' l'1'l-tcl-.
; All Au-t rian naturalist has discov
' ered the iim vo is system of sponges.
It lies in the! vicinity of iha pocket-
Tiny say that canvas back ducks fly
at the rate of two miles a min..:e, bu'
this proiiably means after they get into
I "Why c ures n t my lover to ine?''
wads a poetess in a Chicago piper.
j Ten to one he's at Hie skating rink
' with another girl.
There won't be any white elephant
in the circuses this year. Tho price
uf whitcw ash has advanced until tho
( business i uii't pay.
' A book agent went into a barber
shop and asked th" proprietor if h"
i oiild sell him an encyclopedia. "What
is it like?" asked thai barber. " It is
a book that contains exhaustive in
formation upon every siibjee't in the
world." No." said the barber with
an injured air. "1 dn't n I it."
A Humiliating Punishment.
At the collillieiieeiiilnt uf till' c.llll
piigu uf lMil Hen. Meade hesitated at
one t lino silioiit a Iv atieiug, but Hen.
(Irant positively ordered him to move
forward. This was alluded to in a
. letter sent to a Philadelphia newspa
per by Mr. Id ward Ciopsey, a native
of Ciiii mnati, who had I n reputably
I'otiiici ted w ii h sev eral lea ling new s
paper., lb' aid in bis article: "His
lory will record, but new papers can
not that on one event fill night during
the present campaign ! rant's presence
stvcilthe army and the nation too.
IM that lien. Meade was on the point
of committing a gieat blunder unwit
tingly, but his dev it ion to bis country
made him loath to risk In r last army
em what he deenicd a chain'.'. (irant
assumed the responsibility, and wo are
still on to lliclim. ml."
When the newspaper containing
this paragraph reached the Army of
the Potomac, tieii. Me uie issiieil an
order that Mr. Cr.'psey be arrested,
paraded through the lines of the army
wilh a pi. card marked ' l.ibeler of the
i Press," and then !,e put without, the
lines and not permitted to return.
Thi humiliating punishment was car
ried out in the most offensive manner
possible, and Mr. ( 'rupsey, after hav
ing been escorted through the camp
iiii horseback, bearing the offensive la
bel, was sent, ba k to Washington.-
1 II. I'll I'll J'miri.
i A beautiful fact on this subject is
; related of a distinguished clergyman.
( )n one occasion a humble, worthy man
I who had befriended the clergyman in
early life cidled to se:o him, and was
, inv ited to the family table, lie began
to cat with his knife, as ho had been
I a"custoiiied, and tho younger people)
I smiled. The clergyman looked round
upon them, as if to say: "Stop that!"
and at once himself began to eat with
j his knife, and did so to the end of tho
meal. After dinncroneof the children
asked him why he did so. The clergy
man replied: "It is well enough for us
to observe the etiquette) of the day; but
it is far more important to avoid in
sulting people. 1 wanted my eM
friend to enjoy his dinner, which he
could not have dono if ho had seen you
laughing at hiin. He is accustomed to
use his knife, and It would be quite
difficult lor 1 1 i tii to use the fork in
stead." That was genuine politeness.
The world would be happier nnd bf
ter if there were more of it