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Riding tog tlifp iu tho May weather,
My lovo mi I I;
All tlio birds siiiKinp;. n!l the trees It ingin;.-
Their green lie u-ts on to the sky.
Tli'-ougli t!:o bright weather always together,
Ni ver a thought of piiin.
Or d irk days w hen the soul says:
"Will It cvor be spring ngniiK"
It din? together th rough winter weather,
We'll fneo tho storm;
Not o:io fearful; patient nml cheerful;
Ha :ds fmz Ml and hearts nil warm,
1 1 any went her Imppy together
Always my love nml I!
lido we ninti'ii! till our hvis nro sp-Mir,
lilJe 'i on till weilie.
( ci. i r)reijitlioiitttiit.
THE TWO PEACHES.
T!ie lit ;t :im : We met after a scpani
ii,i of in iily. live yours win lit a ban
1 ' i' t given I y the college nt which wc
had taken our diploma.
Vitil ll.-rhclot hail altered wonder
fully since the days when wo Were
schoolmates. I lia I lclt liiin youtig,
timid, dived like a fop, rud excessive
ly modest in demeanor, as it was proper
u el. rk s .on M l who hid yet to inau.
hi- way in the flicc whore forluno lul l
pined him. The man before me now
was a Imply, stout ol I fellow, his face
mid neck browned by the mid, with a
blight eye, n lull voice, and tho short,
bi-uq to manner of a in. in i. customed
to cinnin i:i. I -hi sh ut, thu c;iy, com-fin-tali!.-
mien of a weil-to-do citizen.
"What are you doing, Ilerbelot i" 1
8 lid to hin as we ch itted between the
ouses. "Still in tin: administratioii .' '
"In the administration I I should say
ni t," he respnnde I. "Didn't yi u know
th it I hil given it up? I'm a cultivator.
H ill a leagu from h re, at Cliauterainc,
l'v.' n firm w hich bring mo in a round
sum. Come home, with nie mi l taste my
"Vou a faine-i ! Yoii, tho son an 1
ill unison of a line of Inn caucu s', the
model ( ieik, '.lie prospective; ambassador I
II did it happen;''
"After the banquet I'll ti ll you. Great
i-'iaiigc are frequently produced by the
lighto-i cm. i. 1 g ive up my profes
sion I'or tw o peaches. '
''Two poach-!' I cried, astounded.
' Y. s, two inches; neither more nor
less; but haw patience; wait until we
nre at CiinuP ra.no mid yu shall know
alt about it."
A half hour later we quitted the ban.
t u.; ruo.n, nml lighl.ug cigars be-all
our walk to tlie f im It was a waini
afternoon at the end of Ail;ilt, but tho
load w as w . l; sliaded and a gentle breeze
b'owing from the direct. on of the river
prevented our sud-rlng from the. heat.
"Yoiiknow," sii.l llerbe'ot, bediming
his sl.iry, "that in my youth 1 was a roll
is: H ball, without decided preference for
any pi'uf -. ssion, but my father, an old
i mpioyc himself, (oiiid see nothing com
parable to a career in a public oH'ce. As
!.oo:i, ther. i..f ', ;h 1 had received my
lip'. una notiiin would content him but
that I too must follow in the ancestral
footsteps. As 1 said before, with no
preelection for a special vocation, I
williug.y consented and entered upon
the rout'- of bureaucracy.
"In lu-trious, o.lueiied und discip
lined from infancy to listen vi li defer
ence to tic wishes of my .superiors, it
was im: Ion hcf.ru I was favorably no
ticed by the chief, an I I rapidly cou
.ii t .'d my lir.t i llieial grade. At this
epoch I uiu: r ed a young aud beautiful
irl, good and aiT ctioiiate, but entirely
without fort '.;n a irrave fau t in thu
i yes of tlii; world in which I live 1. My
f' lends were positive that no fjjod could
come of it, and openly quoted tho pro
verb: 'If the hiisban I briii", the break
fist tho wife mu-t supply th.i dinner.'
"As far as we were concerned, neither
of us liad enough for the scantiest sup
p r, counting out tho . llieial sal ;ry.
Perhaps it was reckless, but my wife.
was an excellent manager; and ns wu
lived modestly, with the strictest econ
omy, local socio'. ceased to rail at our
imprudence and still receive 1 us.
"My chief, however, win n very ricli
niiin, but continued in th : tieulinill of
mini nistrative work because he loved if,
o.d a'so hci-imsu it gave him an excuse
lor lavish hospitality. Hj was partica
i .r':y loud of throwing opeu his doors to
s ii ii'ty, and every now and then invited
l he clerks lrom the ollkc to at tend these
"I had far rather have remained nt
home wilh my wile, who hud become
very delicate soon after marriage, but
was forced, whether or no, to attend tho
1 rectorial receptions, . or we were bound
to minis ourselves according to order.
"Just at thu time when my wife's
health Im I failed her most completely
mvitutions were issii 'd from the direc
torial mansion for a grand ball, nil. I ii
-pile of myself I was compelled again to
Ion a dress coat. As tho hour fip
pr inched for starting for tho affair my
wife, who was elaborating the knot of
inv necktie, said to mc:
"-D n't forget llerbeiot, to look nt
everything so that you can toll mo nil
about it, und, I y tho wny, I saw from
he papers that M. h' I) i color lias or
dered the greatest lot of do'.icHcie; from
C o vict's.niiiongthciii hot houso pcuehes.
Ii you love me you'll bring inn one,'
" '.My dear child,' 1 reinoni'rted,
'that sn't to be done. It H impossible.
Think now how ililUcult it would be tor
a gentleman in u i!r.-s suit to pocket a
peach and esc ipe being seen.' But the
morel objected the im re determined she
In came in the fancy. Nothing could be
sinili'.er in the midst of the coming and
going than to tak-: a peach as if for my
self. " 'I'cihapi it is childish,' slw de
clared, 'but I cannot help it. Since I've
heard them talking of C'iu viet's peaches
I've linl the j;ri'iitest desire to taste
them. Promise me, Ilerbelot, promise
1 1 bring me just one.'
"What c n.l I I or any olhcr man do
und- r the cliciiuistai.ccs. I loved my
w lie nil I she was ill, and the icipie-t
was not so unre isonalilc aft'T all. S i 1
promised and hurried i.oin the room,
the last thing I saw ns I dosed tho door
b lug my wile's great bill.' eye., brilliant
witii eagerness, iK.d upm my face.
"It was n grand hall inde d, ll wi r
everywhere, magnilieelit toilets nml a
splendid orchestra. Kverybody was
there, anion;; them the Perfect and
President of the Tribunal and tho elli
cits of the gairi-on- in short, all the
top of t lie basket. Nothing had been
spared tiiat won d yivc eclat to thu fete
over which the wife and the daughter of
the director, my chief, so gracefully pre
sided." "S.lpper was sei ved at midnight, the
dancers passing frm the ball-room di-r.'c-ly
into the s-a le-a-maiiger, and n
gorgeous stipp"r it was.'1
'I had t.ciiiecly entered tho room
wlv n 1 saw in a most conspicuous posi
tion in the centre of the table, tho cele
brated peaches from Cheviot's. Ar-
anged in a basket of the latest china
and delicately iuter-p t-c.I with vine
leaves, they proudly dispensed their
.ppclizing odors, the I ch crimson and
white of the velvet skins betraying at
oi.ee the hi-clousiii'ss of the llavor."
"Prom the end of the table where the
s ivants had placed Hie I h oke I up.'li
li'.e d .sh w it It a ga.L' i;s ca ;cr as my
w.fo's, picturing to myself the pleasure 1
s'joul 1 give her, if by a lucky chance 1
.v.uld e irry Iiouie a sp ciineii of the ex
iplisite fruit, (irndualiy, as 1 caressed
them with my eyes, the desire to possess
them i.ssiim.-I anion: determined form.
1 decided that I would have not only
one, but two of tiios- beautiful peaches.
Hut how ; That was the ipie-ti..n that
pi. .le I inc. The servants in atteiid.iwv
kept lb - stii. tesl watch up hi the basket,
f. r M. T.-ib.-Mii 1. th due for. hi I re-
served to hin. self the plea-u:e of off r 1 1 . ;
n privileged few this pro. lu t !
( 'hevi. t's indiist -y.
"Prom time t i time, at a sign from
li'tn, the hea I wabcr would ta.e a
peach, daintily cut it in two, and pre
sent the halves to the p rsotii desig
na'i; I. I greedily watched the economi
i al nrraiigeni nit, and tremblingly saw
thu pyrami 1 mow 'mailer and .smaller.
However, when the feast was over nml
! lie guests recalled to the dancing hull by
it prelude from tho orcliestra, the in
s:ni. tlous had been so discreetly carried
i tit that there still remained n half
lii Z 'ii or s i of the woiid. r.'ul fruit lying
null sided in their nest of leaves.
"1 went wilh the crowd, of course,
but it was a false sortie, for I had pur-
po c!y lelt my Hat behind me n tall
stove-pipe, which hud occasioned me a
world of trouble all through the i veiling.
Under the p:eli xt of regaining it I could
return to the s dle, und perhaps, for I
was well known to the domestics of the
house, b: ain a peach. When I re-entered
the r nun the waiters were engaged
in carrying t the pantry the remnants
of the spread . Ala certain moment 1
found myself entirely alone mil near the
I ulT t, up ni which had been placed the
dish of f it tit. Ther." was not a second
t i lose. 1 approached the basket, mi l,
(piick as lightning, rolled two of tin:
peaches hit ) the cr-wn of my h it, ad
roitly covering them with my hand.
'Carefully holding the hat against my
bnust I relume I to the ball-room, my
nteiilion being to cross it ipiictly and
slip nw.iv, liku the Knglish, and when
once outside 1 1 run every step of the
w ay home,
' It was not as ea-y to do this ns I had
anticipated, for they were beginning the
cotillon, and all around the grand salon
there was a double row of b ack coats
and wall-flowers, surrounding a third
row form :d by the chairs of the dancers;
mid in the middle of this third ring a
great empty space in which the couples
of the ( ot.ilou would waltz. Cautioiisiy in
sinuating myself between the groups 1
glided around the chairs with the noise
less ll 'Xibdity of the serpent dreading at
cv. iy step that s une unwary elbow
would strike th : hat and dislodge the
spoil.-. I could distinctly feel the toss
ing about of tho peaches as I walked
"At hist, after a deal of trouble and
innumerable scares, J entered the space
just opposite the door of entrance as
they wote forming thu "coipiet figure.'
A lady w is in the centre of the ring,
th" gentleni'ii clustering i:i a cire.e
around h r. As you know, when the
cavalier presents himself witn win -in she
wishci to wall ., sl.e pine, s n hat which
sh holds in h r 1 1 in 1 upon his head and
uway tie y go.
"The lailv in th" rcnlre of the room
was Ml e. Ta burn u I, ti e dnuglder of my
chief. 1 Ii i I s- ai-c.-.y taken a step
in M-s the 11 or when s'ne r.w me and
Ciiine I mining tow .ud me.
" 'You are just in the nick i f time,
M. Ilerbelot,' said she; 'ipiiek give us
your Ii it.' And before I could crape or
slammer a proles! the hat was whisked
from my hand and those infernal 'Ii si of
the seasons' spinning over tho ll or.
Iniiigiii'" the tableau! The dancers lit
tered, the I) rector frowned, the wall
flowers exclaimed, mid Mile. Tabaraud
was trim-fixed. I ed as a beet, and with
my teeth chattering ivilh a moral chill, I
stoo l liko a fool, the ryiiostiro of nil
" Take back your hat, M. II rbelot,'
said th: lady al last, in a voce choke I
w th emotion, 'and pick up your i
peaches. ' j
"At this the people no longer able to
re-Irani them. elves, buist into tits of
laughter. Mien the douiest ics j lined ill .
the merriment. 11 iggaid and stammer-,
ng w.lh confusion 1 1 astily lied from
" "The next day the story was nil over I
town, and when I entered th" i Hi -e I i
was greet il wilh shouts of 'P.ck up;
yourpeaelus, M. Herb dot; take back 1
your b it P It w as u;ib.'iuaU'e, and it was i
tin; same thing in lb" street. Kvery- i
where 1 went 1 was point .'d at and
whispere 1 about and followed with Iho j
"The town was untenable. Eight I
days from that fatal night I resigned
from the ollice and entered upon a course j
of farming as assistant to my wife's j
uncle, who owned a place in the elivi-
ions of my native city. Willi abetter,
liking for the call ng of n farmer than 1
h ,d ever had for olli -ial do. u neiits, it
was but a Intl.; while before I had be-i
c une a ere l:tab'e agriculturist, lu fact,
' he land nioiiiercd so well in mv hands !
that the old gentleman left it to us in his I
will. Since then I have constantly en-
hi.gi'd my enterprises until n .w I am at j
the satisfactory stage in which you see
liy this time we ha 1 r aclcd the farm
..r i-i ..-.!.... is i... .1. i...,,i !
i , i,,., I, 2 '. r, ,.,.,. r 1
f: lilt trees, heavy with apples, pears and
pines. At tin; extremity of the in
closttrc a hiily slope rolled to the water's
edge, covered with a net work of vines
and uiiis-es of ripening grapes. The
chiller of much nery to the I . 1" t indicated
the gi nnar.. To the right was the farm
hoii-e, the white w il's cheerfully . hining
llu'oti.i.h an ispulicr of loa.lc 1 peach
"Tin" most of my attention is devoted
to p. -aches, ns y .11 see, :-a d Ilerbelot,
we pissed through the git.-; "I own
to Ihein the happiness of my life."
"N. verlheloss, my dear," cried a
laughing oic. h-hiiid thu lattice, "hap
put ess isn't always the result of stealing
peaches." '.' I.'w '. ..'(.
A Weste n Mors K.iiige.
Tin-gnat "P. ()." range, which be
gins at a point not more than six miles
distant lrom the city of Cheyenne, has
120 miles of f..ii:-stiaud wire fcncc.built
at a cost of jfloO a mil.-. Inside of this
fence about I'.OUO inures ami colts graze,
tho held being broken up into many
small bunds nn I widely scattered. No
stub ions lire p. rinittcd to Lia.e within
tliis c tielosiire the Peiciieions being
kept in corrals. In describing a viit to
this famous ranch hist fall Mr. liusbcy
writes: "The temper of the Perchcrou
stallions is so docile that it has a good
ii ll.iei.ee U on the mares. The coils nro
not shy and wild, and the moth ts gain
conli lenco and grow gentle through
their influence. As for the mar s ami
colts, tiiu liar I v, open nir life, with
exercise up and dow n'the bills, is build
ing up a class of mi m ils which stand
much fatigue with very little care. The
hips or quarters are not yet as highly do
ve'oped as iu the horses of the Eistern
Saites, but the bone is free from discus.',
and a horse caught fleshly fiom the herd
mid put into harness will take his share,
of thu loud." -Jf.ii, , 'a Hi. '.7v.
I'rnine Houses lu Karl1 q inkes.
One of the most reinai kabh: manifes
tations of our eaitlnpiake was the utter
desliuctioii of massive brick buildings
and the comparative immunity of frame
houses. The explanation of this and a
seemingly indisputable one is that an
earthquake lacks the propulsive hor zon
tal power of a tornado, wlii'o the up
lieaval force is so irresisliblo that Weight
counts for nothing in securing the safety
of a building. Tin: fact that a budding
fell cast, north, south, and west proves
nothing as to the direction of the earth
quake force, inasmuch ns a building
shaken from its fouii l it ion by an up
heaval wiil, by the force of gravity, full
along the line of least resistance. It
would seem, therefore, that the absence .
of horizontal force in our car.liquaku j
disposes almost absolutely ol the land
slip theory which w is loriniilatc I by
Prof. Mi Geo of the earthquake commis
sion. Tlie landslip theory n. ee-sarily
carries with it the idea of a force exerted
in the direction i f the slide. C'Anrlttloii
(S. C.) jir.
The Way Win All Clear.
Mabel Won't vou (ome in Cnarlii i
Charlie (gloomily ) You forget that
your father injuic I my feelings Inst eve
ning wh n 1 w.;s lenv.ng.
Main"! Y-, darbng, but h wore lib
carpet slippers m the time, nod now hi.
foot is done up iu a b in. lag." mid he
goes on a c.uU h. Conn: in Cu arlie,
CHATHAM CO., N. C,
CIIM.DKE VS ('(II.L.MN.
A I.lillr llou.rnmlil.
I 'im n I tile lioiisoiu ml;
This sweeping eapl wear
liecaiise 1 must, for fenr the dust
Would settle in my hair.
I've put on ",1-amlnin's glasses;
Tlios and the kereh.cf, too,
Are to make in" look 1,1, o our old cook
wonder if 1 do;
This laineh of keys is auntie's,
Th-y jingle ns I wu k;
I tit 1 must go, b.r mill. Is, 1 1.nuw,
Sh ni l not stop long to talk.
Tlte Yoiiitu 'ontliirini.
Two ye ns ago Cleveland, O., enjoyed
lb : distinction of having the youngest
-livet car con luctor in the w orld. There
is a switch on what is known ns the ;
I!.- iiiklyn line at I. .rain street. Hoy.' j
ll-ed to save coiidni tors the trouble lA i
turning this switch fur iho consideration I
of mi occasional, penny, and w..e betide
the (ondiiet. r who failed to meet this j
oi.bgitton. Among these lads was n
handsome lit tie fellow more polite than
the rest, named Davy Doyle. One day a
ll ri I young m. n on a Iro-k'yn nr ran
ahead to liir i Iho switch, but Davy was
too ipiick f.-r him. Tin! youn; man, a!
traited by the boy'- nc, said, "ti. t on
and rid". I want to talk to yon."
"I c.in't. I 's against the rules, and
you'll be bounced if you L l mc ri'h
lie.'," said D .vy.
"No 1 won't. C-'iii" on" was the reply.
D ivy, thus pel mi cle 1, took t lie car,
and then discovered that the M uid young
in. in was not the conductor, ns he had
supposed. Davy oi l! leniially invited
the conductor to the front platform, and
asked who tho llmi I young man was.
"That's, why that'-Johnson, the General
brother ow ns tin
line," was the answer. At the end ol
the line Mr. Johnson who is eccentric
and i'lin-loving, tool, the boy to the
company's tailor and had D ivy measured
for a full con. Ii:. t r's imii'oiin. J)..vy
1'ode on the liu
new conductors lu
the bll-iness. IK-
iint.l lainiliar with
was permitted occasionally to collect
fares, but In- made the conductor no end
of double by li s b v-i f. r working the
bell-punch, which led him to punch hall
a do- n holes lor a single fan.-. When
thoroughly convinced tiiat i very extra
punch mark 1 1 1 - -: r : t a his, of live c nts ti
the con luctor D ivy's trip- lips torre
i pocle l w.lh the money collected ami
be .va- p. riiiitle.l to in the an occasional
tiip alone in the lens! active part of I hi
day. There was no j mud. r youth in
Am lie. i than D ivy n spl ndent iu hi
li. w uniform. He was only e'ght year
old, but he imagined him-elf an able
bodied mail, t )ne moi'iiing his inothei
c .mo to the st eel inr barns to impiin
for I) ivy. I!-' had been absent all night.
N i one at i he barns had see i him. Fat
and near the street railway employees
scan hod in vain for Davy, isupt. John-.-on
went to the moth, r's house to tell
her that th.: boy could not be found.
A final .-urvey of the pr. in .-es was mad'.
p was found nun- a cistern.
Mr. Johns in looked down in its dark
depths and there was poor I) ivy's body.
Thu-. the youngest conductor in tic
world met his untimely .tenth. Stic
S.illl"l!l!ll'- Ml. Ill' II. .IU.
Dolls, nys tlu --Y uug P -lks C'yclo
p .d.ii," nre by no means a mo leni in
vtv.oii. Dolls of bake. I clay, of wood,
and ol other things, bnV.. been found in
Egypt in tombs, whom they have lain
buried since I cfore the time of Christ.
Dills are now mil. It more carefully
made than tln-y were in forim-i times, and
a deal of skill is needed in th ir inanu
f ieture. In the little town of Stinneberg
in Germany, hundreds of thousands of
d .Us nro made i very year. M st of the
dolls are made out of papier iniiche, but
many tine ones are inn le w ith wax ot
All dolls of the same si." which have
like faces nre n adu in one mould, nml
ther' have to be us many moulds us
there are different kinds of faces. It
takes thirty or forty persons to make u
sing e doll, as each w orkman does only
In Jap in, children hnvo every yeiu
what is called a "feast of dolls." This
is h. ld only on one day of tho yenr, at
w' ioh time all the dels that have be
longed to the faiiii'y are brought ou'
from the safe places where they nro usu
ally kept, and put upon tables with
many kinds of plaything. Sometimes
there are more than a bundled dolls,
some of which are dark with age, for
often dolls two hundred years ol 1 nro
shown at this feast. They nre dressei
in all sorts of ways, some like court
ladies and gentlemen, and some liko
common ladies and gentlemen, Some ol
these dolls are very small, and some are
as large as a little girl. The feast ol
dolls lasts only one day, yet the toys art
shown formany days.
D ills usid by Ki t Indian children nro
very different lrom any in this country.
They are nil made of wood painted with
dilTt r. nt colors. II n h doll has n baby
in its arms, and is fixed to a wood, n
block so that it can stand up. Tho
c ,i,es are only painted
not jointed, mid the only thing that can
be taken oil is the hen I, which is fas4
tei.ed into the body with a peg. Com
mon wooden jointed dolls are ni'-ile
mostly in G rinany by poor pcop'e, who
whittle them out by hand.
DECEMBER 10, 1880.
Making Spurious Imitations
of Aiii'.'i ica.i Money.
Tlio Marvelous. Talnut of n My3'erlou3
Pen and Iuk Counter eiter.
The counterfeiting at present is con
fined almost entirely to the coin issue,
of the Government, writes a Washington
correspondent of th.: New York W'jrld.
It is not generally known that the
nickles nml the pennies are very su. c ss
f nil y counterfeited and that there is no
possible menus of detei ting the spurious
fiom the genuine, Tae nicl.lo i.iloid a
very handsome pn lit. All the c muter
feilers have to do is 1 1 go to the Ut y.s il
Statutes and there ihey find tlie materials
to be u-e 1 in th ir inak.n All of tin
metal employed is i'llsc. A n.ckle cost
tile Govel Ullielit nb ml one cent and a
quarter. If the G ivei mn nit had the
i xchisive manufacture of those coins
there would be a great profit iu tli' iu.
Hut the coin can be so cuo y reproduced
that there is no minus of
stiinittitig how many of them
mo nut out of the counterfeit
class. Jf the government should decide
tocall in this class of coin they would
have to re lectn the con iterfeits us well,
becaii-e they are all ma lu of exactly th
siiiiio material as the government's issue.
Tho brotiz; pennies are ul-o emu crfeit
ed. Th' re is a profit iu this. The
bro: z of which 111" p :.inies are made
costs 2 1 cents a pound. A pound will
make 1G0 pennies. The only wny this
part of the currency can be detected
would bo for Congress to change the
law so that bullion to the value i f the
coin can be put iu il. T.io nick-Is to-day
represent a sort of lint currency. They
are stamped by tho governm nt as live
cents mid they really represent only n
cent and a quarter.
Une of the hito-t kinds of
c unterfeiting is thu imitation
of old coins for sale to tho nuiiiis
mi'ists. One of the most ingenious
modes of deception in ti.i c a s of work
is the changing . f the dates of sotii"
common issue of a certain coin t i the
date of a year whose is-u is scarce and
conseqii 'ntly high. Thu old liberty
dollar of 180-1 is very scare. . It is sai l
that tln r.: are m.y s v u g uuiue eoiu
of this issii" in this ci. mi I r y. The coin is ra
ted in iiiimisiinit .f en la log ii - nt a va'uc of
$K'0n .-..id upwards. The count, rfciter
have been quite sik cess: in in cbnng. ng
ls.U issu s to that of l"s'll. Thi
is not counterfeiting in the sirlrt
legal sens-." of the Word, and
th treasury cfli iiils won d
not be able to punish m y one for this
class of i IT use. Hut they have exer
cised their power to put a stop to such
work wherever they have found it going
Another form of trouble met with by
tho treasury people in protecting the
currency is iu the vnriott- device em
ployed by enterprising udveiti"
ers. A number of udverti-ers
will print fiic-siiuilcs of coins or
of the currency in their a Iveiti eineiits.
Coin catalogues very often contains cm
bossed reproductions of til! coin adver
tised. When these nre silvered or gilded
they I'lioino dangerous. Their backs
and fronts nre often pasted together and
passed in the evening upon ignorant peo
ple. Smillerc ins of the silver embossed
character are constantly lieing sopped
into the street cur boxes where tiny
cannot have close inspection, purlieu ar
ly when they are slipped lit during the
evening. The Italians mi l the sina I
fiuit people ate Used for the purpose ol
woiking off all the small counterfeits.
One of the most successful counter
feiters has bullied the tri'sMi y for over
live years. He has iidopte l such an
original role that thus fur no trace of
him has ever been reached. His name,
even, is not known. A fairly go id de
scription of him has been (btaiiied, but
beyond that the Secret Service Hureaii
has no positive information. This couu
terfeiter works nlone. He has no appa
ratus b'-yond n pen and a bottle of ink,
nml having no accomplices, is not in any
dang r of being betrayed. Ills method
of proceeding is very simple. He will
taken ten, n twenty, or a fifty of the
greenback or nilional bank issue, mid
in the shortest possible time
can iniike such n successful
copy of it in pen und ink as to defy de
tection from anybody but an expert with
n glass. 1 -aw n titty dollar nolo at the
treas'-.ry made by him of the greenback
issue. The general appearance of this
bill is perfect. Tho lines nboip all ol the
portrait work wi I bear the closest in
spection under a glass. The letter work
is absolutely correct and the signatures
miraculous reprnduc'ions. Even the
tna my seal is faultless. The artist that
produces this class of work rarely if ever
counter. cits the same issue twice during
tho same period. It is therefore not
possible lo put bunk people on their
guard against him. lie skips about
from issue to issue and, while be rarely
goes below $''0, yet has condescended to
innki; a ten dollar note, lie is apparently
always on the wing, llis first note wit
detected in New Orleans. Other issues
have been found in S ulhcrii cities hIoii-.
! the M-s-issippi river, and again the
j would be f iuii'1 ill C licago or the ex
I trcmu West. llis counterfeiting can
never reach n very large amount.
apparently travels iiiiout n great deal
and defrays tho expenses of this trnv- j
cling with his knowledge of the pen. j
IL; is n man of s uh talent thut he 1
could certainly c .liunmid a handsome j
salary in a legitimate business. He has
thus fur been so successful in pulling his
wares on the market that by the time his j
note is detected the slightest trace of its
author is gone. This is one of the ro
mances of tlie Secret S rvicc. There is
not nn olli'-' r connected with the seivicn
but who firmly be i-vis that even this
evasive counterfeiter will bo caught in
the end. It will be a hard j ib to find
him. lie is only one of sixty millions of
people, with no connections or relations
with the other members of the human
lainily to betray him. Aud yet every
successful counterefe.ter this country
has thus far know n h is been brought to
punishment in the end.
The Smallest S I a 1 1 lu Europe.
The smallest statu in Eiir..pe--six
qtiaro kilometre. is the t. rritory of
Moresnet, between Yerviers and Aix-iii-Chapelle.
It contains r eh .itio minus,
which n:c worked by the Societe do ia
Yieilic Montague. Iu lMlJu coiuiniss.on
was appoin ed lo fix u boundary line be
tween Prussia and the Netherlands,
which was agreed upon nn i very point
save ns regards M u. suet. E .ch country
claimed the z.nc mines, or nn adequate
indemnity; it was finally re-olved to
consider the miserable inu t of bind,
which contained only fifty squalid lints
near tne mines, independent mi I neutral.
Since then the condition of the territory
has great'y changed, ll contains at
present ei. lit hundred house-, n ee, well
stocked shops, mid the inhabitants are
well-to-do. The ti rritory has remained
neutral, and is patriarchal y adminis
tered. P.u-sia and ljelgiiiin have
each appointed u resident commis
sioner, who endeavor to sett!" amicably
auv possible d tlieulties arising. 1 ut who
do not otherw.s in;
of the a.im.nistiii: .
who selects his ten ' -keeper
of the unloves,
real estate bureau, a n
At the head
men ; he is thu
;.u, a id is, iu fact, the
l'or the pu-t two years
been tilled by a peasant
autocrat I u e
this ollice ha
named S.hniitz, who has sehctcd as j
ehiof coiineiimiii an aged physician,
like 1 by y. ling mid old. These two in. tl .
constitute the governm -til do facto all 1
th." oilier coinicliiiieii agree to the leso- 1
iilionsof the i ..ti in 1 two, an. 1 all the i
re-, lutions me iiu.iu iu nis! Tlie a iniiti-
.tr.it ion of t ie state requires p.'.OoO '
'miles per minimi; each inhabitant pays !
an average tax of six francs. That sum '
-ulli'-es to keep the schools and roads in I
repii r; there is no m litary .service; tho '
posse foniitatus c uisi-ts of only one nun,
who wears a uniform as the nIlioi.nl badge I
of the "lcublie of Morcsiiel.'' 'flic j
village lies iu a lovely valley, which i
boasts of a prcfy lake and ri.ii.s of mi I
Id castle of tiie time of Cnarl. inagne ;
and the dcliiz-'iis of Yerviers nn 1 Aix-la- j
Cha e'.le fn qu.-ntly repair there no Sun- j
days to make j -.vial over a glass of wine.
'I bis idyllic "n- lib ie" has of late cs
tibished a po-t ollice of its ow n, which
.-MLS postage stamp of a value of one !
to fifty pfennig.' ( i tren-ure trove for
philatelists!) mi 1 i ver the entrance of
which stands in big letters the nmii" of
the almighty ruler of tin- state, A nn-i-
iin Hi jitis.
A ISndlllls! Cere id.
Somed.ijs ngo Paris was tiie theatre
. f a stninge rile, which was w itn, .sed by
many tin iisainl-. The C.tign!cc troupe
of iicrolia'.s and jugglers who have been
amusing Paris f.-r some lime past re
ceived an a ldition to their number by
the birth of a boy, who was named on
the day next following.
In iho morning two bonzes betook
themselves to the cr.id 0 where 'lie lay to
cast his horoscope. They announced that
he would live lo a great age, and would
have numerous descendants. Hit iho
picturesque portion of the ceremonial
was in tlie iiiternoon, i no cnim v..s
laid on the gr.i-s. Tlie women qu lied
their huts, mil, chanting a w. Id hymn,
bore iu a richly ndorrie.l bag what was
-aid til be the sacred tooth of Sikyn
Muni to w le r.' the boy lay. Then with
cries of joy they scattered ll iwers pro
lusely over him, while the men took up
In addition to his father's name thu
boy reccivo l the mint" of Paris. Then
the whole troupe went to the mother's
tent and presented her wi'h a great)
quantity of gifts gold pieces and oi ini
ineiits, bracelet, foot rings, mi l fruits
of the season. The cerein my la-tod
about an hour, the worshippers fre
brenking into cr.e of "bong live P.irls
Hii.ldlni." Lunilun Tihift.
Hon t bet Strong.
One of the secrets of muscular recu
peration is in stopping when fatigue be
gins fr.mi exercise, lie or she who is
not the fresher in body and mind for thu
exercise taken has had mi overdose of
what in proper measure would have
proved a benelit. Tlie gain in strength
is shown ami felt in the lueroa-ing abil
ity to do more an I more without exhaus
tion. The measure of success is not in
he greatness of the feat nee miplished,
ill iu the ease- with which the exorcise is
n lulged in and in the iibseuco of cx
.lauslion after it.
.One squiiiv, one inscrlion-
OlIC 1,II!I1T. tWO IIIK'ttilHIH
One square, oiu' month -
i- iidvcrlisi ir.oiits liberal con
I'loml m il 1" b.
'ii" Inc s ni il .mi, ami the long rmou
i f r en s.in.is
In l.'.i-i -nn seems liku the leach
i ; .'ev , i, Inn-Is.
Anion,; Hi rocks n" eliil.h-en run,
I iniv some p .or old woin. a coin
K..i- .iiitlwoiid drying in I lie sun.
Ti. hi!! Iii'h no in, the tide is out,
V, e.,M. -t are.
iio Kii ,v..s nh ;t storms may sweep without
Th h u 1 1 r bur.
The sn I,!..., sipuill, ih i veeriiii pale
Vn.- tear mi i wi'eek 'die disimit sail
1 1. niiu we love. ( 'or weak heuris I'm'.
I s ej:i, t ; it," returning tlio
I '::-., p I he sands,
Ih' .lie- tlniiii w.th wm m colors ill i d
l l- .in I : i. pie lands,
I le- :r,..i b.e. ." waits I he sounds of joy
l-Y ni i p. ol' ninny a happy i.'.v
1 .. v. ii mi e:,"li wave I rings u le w toy.
A ..a win., snl 11. ts '.tons the liir,
I i.e Igio I" p is'.
1 in" . re in p -M's I ll" evening still",
II Ilie-lit las!.
H - !l . Is , cooled. W.lh ll 111 beside
M . I ii'. in.: Iniirl e.-.n dieid abide?
.s'l irp .vol k --i.riiidnig all ax.
A il.:l lailure A poor pancak. .
Tii -oe' an is like a ro d housew ife
;. t; ly.
k . '.i -l..w:i t ixes-.'.it on the
buy- a p..oii ph
s to his bargain,
is a' wav.s blowing
ic-re is nothing m il.
p.-r t i-.-l.-r to the "smil
" . f a gentleman who
i, a cast iron paradox.
;s v. ty
. a "I.:..,
e..:d st V"
..n't Im I
s o i put it up;
ii w-.ii'l I. im unless v nl shako ii
.'aimed Smil hers,
lor a ten:" "I
'Tlie i, lend mo
11 t'V li
o.ied .1 .
y r have mn -'i to s iv to the
u. lax--how is that."
i iv t i lit- t '.icy have so
i .--I- t .li mid invest ign
M" ai'g.", "we are con
board ug.liotise chickens
n hard boiled eggs."
1) -.le had In en watch
cat, qui"..' through a
,'e 1, 1 II V.-!
""I 'o Ml I'
ne i tiiu" tin
1. .tele d 'I
J' II ;, e il -o'.
T in, the
sy in.iil hole
m.uri," si. - -
ii Tom. II
li-l i. I- the house.
..I, '"y..u ought to
ju-l ii. ashed aud
The girls ill some parts of Africa have
to lie six f-'ct high before they can mar
ry. Tin- Africans probably think Unit a
small woman c iiniol manage her hus
I'liud. A brief residence in this country
would soon teach them better.
Animals in in EiirtliqiiuKc.
engine horses of Charleston
I and tan in wii.l affright, snort
n 1 ne.ghii g, to the terror of all
j tiny pas-
I lieiejl d
d. In the country the horses
ut their distr.-s.. nn 1 the cows
bid, owe I piteously
Animals that were
stabled tried to bleak away, mid failing
! t-i do so In milled mid shivered in an
i agony of fear. Tiio-o that were t.t largo
! ll al to the woods mil sought to hide
I ih. .ins: Iv. s from ti.e mysterious danger in
! thickets and swamps. Half an hour after
! the Irlg'.lful shock a snvage-looking but
I i , iiipl- t. iy scared in-isUir approached il
' tel. r.. r iu the city, and licked his shoes,
in unite appeal for help. Then the poor
' iieatui moved olT and stopped, winning
at ev iyi ody, and seeking admission on
b s tei rm -sti ickeii way. It is alleged that
, at St. .1 has Island at an early hour in
tne ail inoon the sheep c line hurriedly
in from the liel is, lay down iu a circle
and lil.ed tlie air with their moans, and
; that the chickens went to roost long bc
I fore dii'k .ill i cackled for si me t me bo
' fore th" shock. A' " Oi'i ins I'. fiiiiinc.
i li I'll Secret Oil .
I PnttyGH "An old woman told mo
: to-d.iv thai 1 ought to get some lovo
I powder, i.inl sh" said she guessed you
DruggM "You c m make it yourself
by mixing half a tempo.. nful of sugar
with a a minute quantity of powdered
"Y. s, and how will I give il to him
"Y .ii must invite him to a supper
winch you prepare, and slip it into his
"And will that make him want to
marry mi' f
"It w iil if the colTo ! is good and
. v. nihil. g cUe well cooked." Uwilut
The ciiintry is overrun with prophets
who have not mad.: a success in life.
There I. a, been n sy .teui.il ic study
- .iv. n to the art of prophesying, and the
large number of br ikon-down prophets
u it ,1
to our defect ve y-teiii of educii
' The only safe way to become a
s ill propli.-t is to wait i ntiently
aft. r the event hai traii piru l and
declare that you foretold it two
before. Tuis w n the way that
ins mil - his reputation. He only
I :d. -d when he foolishly ntt. mpted
P o ,,e y iu r events in thu luture, Lynn
L t int.