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PITTSB01U) CHATHAM CO., N. C, OCTOBER 2W, 1885.
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A Hirer Drcnm.
llie Mil., blue iky shorn,
Th. hlun, hliw wnlor under,
l'wo eves more blue, and n lionrt ihnt't true,
ftml A bout to hoir run with my luvu
1 o lnnds of light nn l wonder.
Thnnnnnj fields around,
lho river rippling by us,
A ainilo more bright Ihun ivionday Until,
Unr blows wild meadow guilamU crow ncd,
Ami never a euro to try in.
A drifting with the tide,
A wind that whispers greeting,
An lulu of icl in the faded west,
Willi only the waves on I he shore besi lo
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. K. Houlloi, in t'ltsselt't Mmjniint.
The Princess Philippine.
nv II1S. ANNIK A. I'KKvroN.
The Princess Philippine dwelt in an
'indent, (.'ray, stone rustle standing on
f he banks of a small river that divided
n leautifiil green valley in northern
ficrmany. Ilmad, fertile fields and
creon pastures, dotted by herds of the
famous blaek cattle and by flocks of
nowy sheep, with hern and there a
feasant's or a herdsman's cot, lay each
ide the s'roiin. On either hand d'iop
f rests st ret' lied up the sides of the
dgli mountains that sheltered this line
stat", of which the Princess Philip
pine was sole heir, from the rough
1 lasts of winter. The Princess- Phil
ippine had neither father, mother,
erother nor sister, but she had an in
'ulgont guardian anil when a more
:hild had been lutrolhed by her pa
i cuts to his son, the brave, young
Piince Itasil who lived just on the
.'dher side the high sheltering moun
tains. With .-uch charming surrounding
it would seem as if the young princess
ught to have been a very happy little
maiden, but I am very sorry to relate
that, she allowed her life to be ma le
miserable by her nncontrollab'e and
unreasonable fear of spiders. Spiders
love the dust tilled crannies of a vast
ildrastlelilvcth.it ofi'istle Philippi,
ind why should the spiders that had
held possession for more than "'")
years bo put to rout on account of the
w him of a chit of a girl?
The Princo Itasil asked the princess
omething of the kind on the occasion
ot one of the frequent calls ho made at
the rustle, accompanied by his lady
mother. The Princess Philippine was
exceedingly angry at this question,
1 aying that he had no regard whatever
for her fine sensibilities, and she was
surprised to see that his mother sat by
and smiled at him instead of chiding
him for his rudeness. So, sad to say,
the young couple had their first quar
rel, and the young prince rode home in
I i;h dudgeon, declaring there was no
re ison in a spirited young fellow being
Led to a girl who would not walk in
Ihe park, sail on the river or ride in the
forest on account of her silly dread of
-pidTs, who even would not walk
about the saloons and galleries of her
own fine castle unless she was envel
i ped Inm head to foot in a sheet like
wrap of glazed white linen.
l have danced attendance upon a
ghost as long as I can endure it," he
slid, "and now I am going away to
pee the world." And so he went.
The parents of the young Prince Ha
s 1 were greatly chagrined at this es
trangement, for in Germany betrothal
has always been held almost as sacred
as s marriage, and they said: "We
will leae her entirely to herself for a
reason and see. Perhaps she will
come to her senses enough to realize
how foolish it is for her to set herself
up as being different from all the rest
of the world." So with one accord all
her nelgnbors and friends declared,
' We will leave her alone with her
Philippine now shut herself up with
her attendants In her own apart
ments, that were all hung with pale
blue satin, and passed her tiuiein mak
ing sure no spider of any kind inva
ded her premises. Naturally enough,
now that there was no supervision by
her friends and guardians, everything
went at loose ends about the cast lo
and tlio estate, and the news therof
went abroad, no one can tell how, into
One morning there came riding up
to the castle drawbridge a knight in
armor mounted upon a milk-white
charger and followed by an attendant
whose stew! was as black as coal. The
knight demanded to see the Princess
Philippine, and when after much de
lay he was shown to her presence he
informed her he was her cousin, six
times removed, and proposed paying
ber a long visit.
"Very well," she said, "I never have
heard of you, but that miy not be
Btrange. Pray nuke yourself comfoit
able and give orders that the rooms
you may choose for your own may be
thoroughly swept and dusted and
made free from spiders, for I suppose
there Is not in the world such another
spider-invaded place as this same old
Pay by day the knight made him
self at home about the premises, giv
ing orders to the servants and mana
ging as if the estate was his own, but
when ho began to make free with all
the secret drawers and papers in the
great library, sitting over them until
far into the night, tho old servants
shook their heads and staid, one to an
other, "Ah, his presence hire bodes
After some weeks he demanded an
other audience with tho princess, who
by this timo had almost forgotten his
existence, so taken up wai she in
watching to ascertain if indeed a spi
der bad takon a tenement under tho
embrasure outside her bedroom win
dow. When shown into her presence
the knight informed tier in a state
ly way that ho had found papers that
established bis claim as rightful heir
to the estate, that he had already tak
en possession and would like her to
deliver the keys immediately.
The princess's manner was as formal
as his own, and her tone as haughty,
when, after a little pause, she replied:
"Sir Knight, doubtless thou art not
aware that in the possession of the
crown prince are papers showing that
with this estate goes a signet ring.
Tho ring bi always in possession of
the rigid fill heir and that ring 1
Tho knight, was exceedingly angry,
but he brought all his arts of fascina
tion to bear upon the princess, think
ing to induce her to show him the
ring, but all in vain. (uite out of pa
tienrcat length he told her if she did
not give up the ring immediately Im
would set every person on the estate
! to git'ierini soi Its from field, forest.
I river, and castle and would fill her
i apartments, her clothing, nay even
her couch with them. Tho princess
quaked with (ear at even the thought
I of this, and enveloping herself in her
I linen wrap preceded tho knight to tho
arsenal that was high up in ono of the
; western towers. Here behind a coat
! of mail that was hanging upon the
j wall she touched a spring that opened
a secret drawer within which was a
' small golden key. With this key
I closely clenched in her hand, and the
; wily knight close at lier side, sho pro
ceeded to the great picture gallery.
There behind the life size portrait of
her own beautiful mother she found
another secret drawer, and taking
therefrom an Ivory casket she unlock
ed it with the golden key , disclosing
the coveted prize.
"Let me examine it, please," entreat
ed the knight.
"Never," cried the princess, now
I that the ring was in her hand, impress
ed by the instructions regarding it she
hal received from her parents, and
; dismayed at her own weakness in be
ing frightened in her own castle, amid
! her own people by a stranger.
I The knight, quite forgetting all his
I assumed courtly ways, sprang to tak:
it from her, when, quick as thought,
j she threw it out of one of tho deep
narrow windows that tho knight had
opened on account of tho closeness
of the air. in the long disused gallery.
It dashed like a coal of lire in the sun
light anil was gone.
"Mad girl!" shouted the knight, an
grily. "It has fallen into the moat !"
and leaving tho princess he rushed
down the staris.
With her heart beating wildly, and
her eyes sparkling with excitement,
the young girl leaned out tho uarrow
window and looked" far below to where
the gray walls of the strong squaro
tower were reilected in the still black
waters of the moat.
"Ah! what is that?" sho cried, for
just below her, even within reach of
her hand the signet ring hung secure
ly caught in tho meshes of an ancient,
closely woven spider's web. Although
the spider was close by, curiously re
garding this singular prey, the prin
cess did not mind, but reached down
and secured the ring without fear.
As she. did so, standing thero in front of
the portraits of her parents, sho seemed
to hear their voices, explaniug once
more the significance of the ring, and
setting forth her duty to all the de
pendent people living on her estate.
"To whom much Is given much
shad be required," she said half aloud.
"Dear me ! how selfish I have been,"
and securing the ring to a chain
fastened about her neck, sho, too, ran
down the winding stairs, quite regard
less of her linen wrap that lay forgot
ten on the dusty oaken lloor of the
gallery, and astonished her servants
by dispatching a courier with a letter
to the crown prince.
The knight meanwhile had set all
the laborers about the estate to draw
the water off from the moat and search
the muddy bottom for the ring. While
they were thus engaged, with the
knight in the greatest excitement and
followed by his servant, pacing back
and forth across the drawbridge, a
company of horsemen arrived win
had been sent from court. The Prin-
.-ess Philippine met them in the gar
ments. laces and Jewels of her beauti -
fui mother and on one dimpled flnget
spatkled tho signet ring.
The grand old courtier who bowed
over her proffered hand, said: "Your
face and your bearing establish your
identity for I knew your parents and
grandpnrents, but this siguet ring suit
stantiates your rightful ownership to
the estates beyond a doubt."
The designing knight and his ser
vant were banished from the country.
Young Prince Itasil was sent for and
most gladly returned homo. Tho
crown prince and princess and a great
retinue from court camo to tho wed
ding and the feast surpassed anything
that had been in the castle for hun
dreds of years.
At the wedding dinner the Princess
Philippine found an almond with two
"These stands for you and me," she
said to her husband; "you shall havo
one kernel and I will have the other." in tho matter of determining counter
"Thanks, my love,"said the prince. I feits. They can tell a spurious bill as
"Let me have the kernel that repre
sents yourself and I will wear it, that
you may nfver again be lost away
"Here is your Philippine," said the
princess, "anil with it I give my sig
net ring, that stands for all my posses
sions, for since 1 threw it away and it
was saved for mo by a spider, against
all whose kind I have all my life
waged war, it humiliates me every
time my eyes fa'ls upon it, and I
think I ought to pay some penalty for
my foolishness and for my ill-treatment
"Put did I not cry 'Philippine,' my
dearest one! tho moment my eye fell
upon you on my return," said the
prince, "to show you that I nevei
held anger against you in my heart."
At '.hi all tho young people who
found double almonds began to eat
them with rome rhosen friend, and
since they all had not signet rings to
bestow, it came to be a custom that
the one who should first cry "Philip
pine" after an absence should receive
a gift, and the custom continues
among young people in all countries
lo this day. .S''Wm;. ''' Hi-jmhlirtin.
South Carolina's Phosphate Deposits.
A member of a New York firm who
has rccoived an order for dredges for
use in excavating phosphate in South
Carolina reports that industry as es
pecially prosperous, and that rt n . m h 1
tons of this material is now being dug
up as against :."ii,'i0i tons in lis;.
The phosphate rock bed of South Car
olina now supplies the world with tho
chief part of all the phosphate of lime
used in the manufacture of commer
cial fertilizers, and this industry was
unknown there until lstiS. The great
est length of this phosphate bed is
about seventy miles, tho city of
Charleston being about the center of
tho most accessible deposits. It crops
out at the surface in many places and
is found distributed over largo areas
at the bottom of many of the rivers.
It is mined in three ways by open
quarrying and digging in the land; by
dredging and grappling with powerful
steam machines in deep water; by
hand picking and w ith tongs in shal
low streams. Its average price is
about $ a ton. and the State levies a
tax of one dollar a ton on all that is
shipped, making it an important item
of revenue. These phosphates are the
remains of ancient animal life, and
fragments are brought up not only
representing the tapir, horse, elephant,
and mastodon, but amphibious ones,
such as the seal, dugong, walrus, etc
''Chimilng'' for Clams.
Two-thirds of the clams aro got by
"churning." The clam gang wades
out over tho bed and shovels up mud
and clams and everything that comes
along into big wire baskets, which,
when about full, are lifteil out of the
water, and a rinsing and shaking
washes out the mud and leaves the
clams. Two men and a boy attend til
each basket, one man shoveling in the
mud, the second getting out the clams,
and the boy "culling" them. Churn
ing can only be done at about half
tide, when the water is two or three
feet deep, as, by the time the workman
has to put his head under water, when
he bends over at shoveling, he soon
has to give up the job. The suction j
on the shovels is tremendous, and j
they are made exceptionally strong j
When there are good tides, on the full
and change of the moon, the clams
may be raked out after the manner of
the non-professional digger; a shovel
ful of mud is turned up at a time, and
the clams it contains are raked out
with a clam hoa Consideration of
either of the above methods is suflici-
ent for a true understanding " tho
happiness of the Ham at high water,
The clam ordinarily lies in the mud
from two to eighteen inches; a clam
that would bury itself much deeper
than eighteen Inches is not to be look (
el upon with favor. J'rnrhlew.l
1 COUNTERFEIT EXPERTS.
Women Whose Sense of Feel
ing is Marvellous.
Ablo to Pick Out Spurious Money as
Though by Instinct.
Thero is a very largo amount of
counterfeit, paper afloat, and some of
it finds its way to the Treasury, when
it is discovered in tho redemption
division, says a Washington letter to
the Pittsburg Post. It is here that all
the money sent in from outside sources
is counted and examined. The
counting andsort'og is done by ladies,
and they aro tho most, expert in the
country. They can tell a counterfeit
instinctively, with eyes open or shut,
and there is not a bank cashier in the
I'nited States, or even among the
large contingent now sojourning in
Canada, who could compete with them
far as they can seo it, ami the more
handling of the paper is enough for
'.houi to decide upon its genuineness.
The silk paper upon which Treasury
:iotes are printed can only be made by
xpensive machinery, and it is a felony
:o even manufacture tho blank paper
without due authority. I'nder the
lircumstanees all counterfeits are print
;d upon Inferior paper, which lends
;hisgreat faeilty in the matter of detec
a'on. A guide was onre taking a patty
)f visitors through the redemption di
vision, and was expatiating upon tho
ixpertness of the fair luoi.ey handlers
in this respect, lie soleinnlyassured the
party that ono of the girls had detect
d a counterfeit in the middle of a pile
)f money six inches thick by merely
leeing the thin edge of it. To a stran
ger it seems more like diablerie than
the possession of trained vision and a
lehoate sense of touch in the detection
These females experts receive $7o a
rnonth for their services. They do
unfiling but count from ! in the inorn
ng until 4 in the afternoon, an 1 their
hands move with a rapidity seldom ac
quired by the most expert bank -dorks,
I Hut they make no mistakis. A mis-
:ount or a counterfeit overlooked
:omes out of tho waus of the one
nuking the error, and two or three
nistakes a month would wipe out a
girl's salary, as somo of the bills hand
ed are very large. The great draw -jack
of the position is the poison ab
sorbed by the continuous handling of
noney. The backs of all Treasury
notes are printed with a pigment
which consists chiefly of Paris green.
Small particles of this substance are
ibsorbed, and in a year or two the girl
ivho may have entered the Treasury
imootli skinned and healthy finds her
lolf a victim of lassitude, and with ber
iands and faro broken out in malig-
1 oant sores. Kach employee is fur-
nished with a sponge to moisten the
I ngers while counting. A new one is
supplied every morning, and by even
ing its color will have changed to a
lull blae' by the action of tho poison.
Notwithstanding this drawback there
Is never any ditliculty in tilling vacan
rios. The Thistle and the Cornstalk.
A Canada Thistle which had taken
toot in a farmer's garden one day saw a
Made of Corn peeping out of the
(round, and in a Umo of liidicule
called out: i
"What a Little one for a Cent ! It's
a Wonder yon have tho Cheelt to force j
Yourself into my Company."
Tho Ulado con i. u ued to grow day by !
day, and it was of such bright color '
and looked so Thrifty that the Thistle
finally called to the Parmer and said: !
"Iteally, but I ran'l put up with j
Pilch impudence, and I hope yon will '.
Itemove that corn-stalk at once." !
"And who are you?" queried the (
Farmer, having for the first time no- ;
ticed the Thist 'e.
"Me? Why. I'm the Higget ;wd ,
Handsomest Canada Thistle in the ;
Pusiness. My (ienealogy carries me
back to King - - " ;
i'uiph!" interrupted the Parmer.
"One grain of Corn is of more value .
than a Hundred Thistles. Conn: out
of that by the Hoots !"
Mmui.:-The Thief who abuses the
Law always gives Himself Away 1
Detroit Fit I' res.
A Mighty Sentence.
The opening sentence of the Iliblo,
"In the beginning (Jod created the
Heaven and the earth," contains five
great universal terms, and speaks of
! as many boundless totalities Cod,
j Heaven, earth, creation and the begin
ning. It Is, perhaps, the most weigh
, ty sentence ever uttered, having the
! most giuantic members. In its eonmre-
. n,.nsive Sweop it takes in nil past (nne.
L - j conceivable space, all known
thing,, an roer and it.telligonre, and
nloat r0m;rehens ve act of th t
iri,elligence and power. Tais sentence
declaration on nearly all the great
problems now exercising rien'sts and
, hilosoj hers. 77i hvirt nueii'.
The Food of the Persian Masses.
The food of the Persians is very
varied. As a rule, the very poor do
not get meat more than once a week;
while villagers and the numerous
nomadic tribes see it very rarely, and
only on great occasions, as at marriage
feasts. The ordinary diet of a labor
ing man is bread and cheese in winter,
bread and fruit in summer. Hut even
the laborers manage to obtain an oc
casional bowl of trong soup; and they
vary their diet with conserves, dried
fruits, basins of curds, and hard-boiled
eggs, Tho actual weight of bread that
a muleteer or laborer can consume, and
docs consume, daily, is very great, sev
en pounds not being an extraordinary
allowance ! In the South of Persia
dates are tho staple food; they are
very cheap and satisfying. During
the summer, lettuces, grapes, apricots,
onions, and cucumbers form the dain
ties of tho villager, and these, with
bread, cheese, and curds are their only
food. Jn every large town cook shops
abound. Hut in Persia, as in the rest
of the Last, bread, rice, or dates aro
tho real food -tho meat merely the
sauce or bounr liuintn'. Persians of
all ages are very fond of eotifectionery,
and are constantly devouring sweets.
These ate generally pure and good, but
there is little variety in color, most of
them being white, and nearly all are
flavored with lemon-juice. Tho lower-class
Persian will eat several
pounds of grapes, cucumbers, or apri
cots for a meal. They cut onions as
we eat appdes. Pomegranates and
melons are in a great demand as food;
and t he melons, which run to lllh. in
weight, are very nutritious. Cucum
bers are looked on as fruit, and are
eaten in largo quantities by rich and
poor. They are not indigestible. Sev
en pounds' weight may be often had
for a halfpenny, 'irapes iu infinite
variety and of the most delicous kinds,
from the huge long grape, which meas
ures 'Jin., to the tiny sultana, sweet as
honey to the taste. The curds, or
mast, is simply made by adding a
a small portion of rennet or else old
curds to warmed milk; in a few ho irs
it sets into a mass, the cream on top.
If eaten the first nay, it is like a junk
et; if allowed to remain it becomes
sour, and will keep good any time.
In this sour state it is preferred, and is
either eaten with honey, sugar, or
grapo sugar. I!ggs boiled hard and
dyed a gay color are much eaten; from
forty to fifty can bo had for'Jd. These
things, then, form the cheap and va
ried diet of the working classes, lieef,
too, is eaten by tho lower classes; nev
er by 1 1 io well-to-do. st, ,fiin' tin
ztt. A tJond Place for Dentists and I'uo
tngrapliers. Throughout South America all tho
dentists and nearly all the photogra
phers aro immigrants from the l uiied
States, and if there is any ono among
them who isn't getting rich he has
nobody but himself to find fault with,
because the natives give both profc
sions plenty to do.
Nowhere in (he world is so large an
amount of confectionery consumed in
proportion to the population as in
South America, and, as a natural con
sequence, the teeth of the people re
quire a great deal of attention. As a
usual thing Spaniards ha w good teeth,
as they always have beautiful eyes,
and are very particular in keeping
them in condition, llenve the den
tists aro kept busy, and as they charge
twice as much as they do inthe Tinted
States, the profits are very large. In
these countries it is the custom to
servo sweetmeats at every meal
dulces, us they are called preserve I
(nuts of the richest sort, jellies, and
confections of every variety and de
scription. Many of these aro made by
the nuns in the convents, and are sold
to the public either through the con
fectionery stores or by private appli
cation, A South American housewife,
instead of ordering jams and preserv
es and jellies from her grocer, or put
ting up a supply in her own kitchen
during the fruit season, patronizes the
nuns, and gets abetter article at a
lower price. The nuns are very in
genious in this work, and prepare
forms of delicacies which are unknown
to our table.
The photographers as well as tlio
dentists are Americans, and have all
they can do. The Spanish-American
belle has her photograph taken every
time she gets a new dress, and that is
very often. The Paris styles reach
here as soon as they do tho North
American cities, and where the na
tional costumes are not still worn,
there is a great deal of elaborate
dressing. The Argentine Kepublic is
the only country in which photograpl s
of the ladies are not. sold iu the shops.
Plsewhero there is a craze for por
traits of reigning beauties, and He
young men hnve their rooms filled
with photographs of the girls they ad
mire, taken in all sorts of costume
and attitudes.--A' York Jiti.
the talk: of a dentist.
How All Work on the Teeth
Has Been Perfected.
Nearly a Ton of Gold Annually Buriol
with Dead People.
"A ton of gold goes under the
ground nearly every year," said a
prominent Philadelphia dentist, "bur
led In the teeth an. I plates of people
wdio have at one time or another been
in the dental chair. Tho repair and
refurnishment of the teeth has got to
be a profession of the highest skill and
proficiency. High standing in the
profession is repaid with richest re
ward). The establishment of the uni
versity department of dentistry has
given a great impetus to the study.
Scores of able and expert young men
matriculate annually. They come
from all parts of the world -South
America, Cuba. Mexico, the continent,
and Japan. This city is foremost in
dental operations and dental surgery.
Somo of the work turned out here is
wonderfully perfect. Many men and
women prefer false teeth to the natu
ral ones, if the latter are the least bit
defective, and few people have a per
fect set of teeth.
"Instruments?" Why, yes, tho in
strumentation of a first class dentist is
comprised in several largo cases, like
that," pointing to a series of handsome
rosewood cases, and pulling out draw
er after drawer, tilled with delicate
steel probes, chisels, borers, and for
ceps. The manufacture of these is a
great trade in itself. There is the den
tal engine, one of tho greatest Inven
tions in the profession, indispensable
now, with its flexible screw. The elec
tric mallet, another modern invention
unknown to the old-fashioned tooth
carpenters, is used by nearly all den
tists and requiring a battery to run it.
The rubber dam or appliance placed
over the tooth nnd mouth of a patient
to prevent moisture and saliva reach
ing the part operated on is the great
est of the modern discoveries. Any
one who has been in thedentist's chair
under the old plan, which necessilat
ted packing the mouth of the patient
with napkins, and since under the rub
ber dam, can seo what infinite torture
this scientific adaptation has relieved
"Twenty thousand dollars a year.
Yes, there are dental surgeons in this
city who make that much by their pro
fession. A clientage very often in
cludes a whole family and tho care of
the teeth of each from infancy until
adolescence arid beyond. American
dentists have the highest repute
abroad -Dr Kvans, for instance,
whose patients in Paris and elsewhere
were empresses, kings, queens, and
princes of the Mood.
'(iold is the best material yet found
for filling teeth. Silver and composi
tion of various kinds, being cheaper,
are used, hut the royal metal is the
only one which ought to be used. The
manufacture of gold foil or leaf for
our business is immense and hundred
id thousands of dollars worth are con
sumed every year.
"The teeth should be looked to often
by a good dentist. Individual rare
early in life saves much dental work
and expense. It used to bo the idea
that the deciduous teeth, as they were
temporary affairs, needed no attention.
Thev should be treated with greater
attention than the second set. They
art not tilled now as much as formerly,
but extracted when caries attacks
them. The hibical expression, 's in
of the teeth,' is triie. There is a deli
cate enamel, resembling epidermis in
its microscopic delicacy, and covers the
teeth with a beautiful mosaic, which
is susceptible of a perfect polish, which
you may see glistening on the teeth of
some young people and Africans. Ac
ids go for this and once broken in up
on caries ensues, (iood and bad teeth
are hereditary, but early care and pro
fessional skill will do much with even
a bad natural set of teeth. A Phila
delphia father I know client of mine
--has in each of his children's rooms
over the lavatory the following motto;
Say your prayers; wash your f ice;
comb your hair; brush your teeth ' It
is a good one." - Philmlfl'hia Tuti's.
A roctir Tail.
A thoughtless boy with a shining
pail went singing gaily down the dale,
to where a pad-eyed cow with a brin
dle tad on clover sweet did herself
regale. A bumble bee did gaily sail
over the soft and shadowed vale, to
where the hoy with the shining pail
was milking the cow with the brindle
tall. The bee lit down on the cow's
right ear, her heels fbw up through
the atmosphere and through the
leaves of a big oak tiee the boy sailed
into eternity. Oreion lirporter.
Tho Japanese rake is formed of
wood or bamboo, the teeth being made
by splitting the end into the requisite
lumber of piongs and bending them
In an axe.
When Day tfects Mght.
Out lo the west the ppeut itny k!.es nfjjht,
And W illi one parting glow of pnwion i!ic
In (old and rd ; n woiiihii'h wist! ' eyes
Look out in-loss the hills, n hold of light
I'liiya on her parted huir, softly dwells,
And throws il glory o'er l,ti jiilifli ilioiini;
Jlie sheep Mow ncstlo down beside thu
And enttlo wander ivilh their tinkling bell.
'1'he t-Jonds, sun-Unshed, cling "round tlio day's
The woman's eyes grow lender: M'ndotir
Hold luriiD to gray; hiup dividing; linn
Parts earth and lioavuii. Adovui thu western
I'lii! calm eol I dark has kissel Ihe day 10
Ihe wisll'iitevc limit out across t lit; night.
Chillies If. Ccchihu, I'l Harpn's.
Troud flesh The haughty aristo
crat. The bird for literary men The reed
Tlio woman question: "Xow isn't
this a pretty time of night for you to
"flood gracious !" said the hen. when
she discovered porcelain eggs in her
nest, "I shall be a bricklayer next."
"Tho battle is not, always to tho
Btrong," said tho judge as he awarded
the butter premium at a county fair.
An organist who advertised for vo
calists for a church choir, healed bis
idveitiseincnt : "Hood chants for the
Mrs. Montague: "Do you sing, Mr.
Do Lyle?'' Mr. Ie Lyle (with a supe
rior smile): "I belong to the college
glee club." Mrs. Montague (disap
pointed): "( h. Pin so sorry. I hoped
that you sang."
They have discovered footprint
three feet long in the sands of Oregon,
supposed to belong to a lost race." It
is impossible to conceive how a race
that made footprints three feet long
:ould get lost.
I Hide "You love me, then, Miss
LydiaV" Lydia "Love is perhaps
somewhat too much to say. At leust
I have .sympathy for you, because your
face resembles so much that of my
poor dead l'ido."
"He's not what you call strictly
handsome," said the major, beaming
:hrohgh his glasses on a homely baby
.hat lay howling in his mother's arms,
"but it's the kind of face that grows
n you." "It's not the kind of face
;hat ever grew on you," was tho in
lignnnt and unexpected reply of the
naternal being ; "you'd be better look
ing if it had !"
The Hoy that Was Buried.
A Madrid (.Spain) letter tells this
Uory of the cholera epidemic; In llea,
Mureia. thero was attacked a man of
)ver middle age. the father of a fami
ly, and also his little hoy, aged 11,
I'alled Jose Come. The father died,
and a few days after, at r in the after
noon, the boy died also, and was carri
ed immediately to the churchyard, at
Ihe same time when the gravedigger
was finishing his day's toil. He view
ed the last arrival, but although the
grave was almost tilled up he threw in
the dead body and went away. I'pon
the next morning, as he opened tho
cemetery gate, tho first thing he saw
was Joso (iouiez, almost naked, just as
lie was buried, amusing himself.
'Hullo!" exclaimed the astonished
gravedigger, "who took you out of
that?" "Nobody," replied the boy,
cheerfully, "1 came out myself."
"Hueno t good ); come hero, I wish lo
speak to you." LI rhico (the little
one), believing that ho was to be
treated to another burial, began to
run, and did not stop until he reached
his mother's cottage, whom he fright
ened out of her w its, as she believed
he had come from the other world.
"Where is your father?" was tho first
question put by the poor woman. "Oh,
he stayed there; but give me some
thing to eat, mother, for I am very
hungry." The mother broke out into
cries and lamentations, and the neigh
bors crowded in and tried to surround
the chico, who fled and endeavored to
hide himself, believing firmly those
attempts were premonitory of another
funeral. In the end he was caught
and put to bed, all the time protesting
that his one maladv was hnnirej. So
j they gave him his br.;akfast, and now
I he Is the pride of the village as he
I runs about stoning dogs, which, it
seems, was his favorite recreation
before he was attacked by cholera.
The final touch in the story is a strik
ing instance of the truth of what the
poet sang: "They change their sky,
not their dispositions, who go across
Willing to Work.
Country girl (addressing robust
tramp) Why don't you goto work?
Tramp (looking hungrily around)
I would if I had the tools.
Country girl What sort of tools
lo you want?
Tramp Knife and fork. ilnbler.