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TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION,
One eojiy, one year
One ropy, six months ,
One copy. I luce months
Romp find il convenient lt live at their ease,
Ami nil obligations lo shirk;
Oil every occasion lo do us lli-y pleas",
A n,l give no iilt.'iitiou lo wick.
As idlers and sluggards, as loungers ami
Tli'-y follow their indolent ways,
lly being thus lex, increasing the tux
Til it sum body pa) s.
Kivo lunches, fiv ms.m, they Invo at com
mand. liii'li Kills Hat mothers lire lost.
Ami K:iyly they fe-ts on 111- fat of tin" bind,
Ami travel ivuar.ll..., of cod.
lint for all Hi.' liii" I ampi -Is, the weir nml
( f . il-li oi- priv.it' displays,
Though yni may go fro, 't s as sui as ran
Tint soiiiclioily piys.
Soni' boast 'f the it. .lit they freely ol.tain,
Tli" line's f. urn v.hie'i tlicy iv . x nipt.
Ami lo . ,-I'hvI 11..' favors I e.vivo I, il is plain
Tli y'vo in i'l n 'I a -ingle ntluipt;
Willi ho mi- at st.il.', ili'-y i- iit I" remain
111 lll lll I i Hi. Til I of Hi. ir il ivs,
An I wi.li inv.Ii' a'. pi hl. u "Ino lioiso" they
For wlh.li somebody pays.
Hciii" no lluoiigli tli- world with a niK irdly
An-1 ,'ii-i v a ini,i ilv pins...
Win;,. ..il .'i s, w.ili IiInt-iI .-.-il il ' tli.'ir part,
Ami I'.-.-lv I li.-ir 1 1 t ires disburse;
Ami tin- lu.iirs of i lli'iii',. i' in iv enjoy,
I'm- .ii'i an I iii'i.Pi'-, delay,,
J'or a.!e an l i i'.:!' . I, it i, wed to I. If '
'I hat i.'iii' Ii' ily p ivs.
- ,li',i'plniii. I'l'llanl.
DEAD MAN'S CANON.
Il a w.uui ilav in Apiil.
I li..-:e, I. i n loolv a car ami Hideout ! ,
to tin ill' 1 i I I In- I'll', then la; wa'Uiil
on lor .some .1 stance ami turned up the
lull I.. Hie I I! an I look tli" ioa I whieh j
le i I , ilown liiiiiii ;h Ka.l Mill's t'.inoii. !
A, be w. ili.nl ilowa the loil;ll roul 1
h' not , 1 a liiile i-'ul-l play i'l:; anmiil
a pile ol wool wlm-li in i latlir ha'l
b . ii i -hiMipiii::.
l" il tin I ! 'W :i h ,s iw two ir ! 1 1 s at a
bp i n :, ; n I ;ii th yoii-i ;.-r .li. ink fioin a ,
tin p.iil she s i i. I i .i In r sister, "What j
p ii III w ..I-r th it i-. " j
I wo in. ii who w-.'it! iliawni" stone 1-lt ;
th r horsi s : n t i lit to tin- rls
S 'inn neri i s wiio lauhilli
t ill.i ii; an U'l'l a loii'h bo'.isu n
si lo oi tli" bhilV.
All tie se thin-is , ,ft oi noli 1
w ilkeil, a i l lie a! . i noii.-.-.l two
iviile.itly trinips, who sit on a slonj in
a loii' ly past of the eui"ii taikiiiL; in low
tone-, w liii h ee.i," I i ntiiely as hu came
n- an r.
L Ilea w. iit on tbrini,'h the canon ; n I
cto.seil the lr rk . to the bl'eweiy, wh re
be waiK.iii.o; to look at some new ma
chinery. After liu ha l i imino.l the tinehiiie
he went up o i the roof of the buihlinu',
from whie'i I hero was in eM'.llent view
of the v.i' !"V.
lie wati h il the river wimliii"; nw ay !
pist ii! 1 1 v 1 1 i-.l hurls ami pitches of for- j
est, p .t : i:i'ly 1 i!s ami rocky bill IK
lie notice 1 the ta'l sycamores, with their
white bilk, scatlorcl over the valley,
la the ills! auce he coiil'lsec th" pili il up
stone ,-i'ul the tall masts of ilia ihnii ks
for moving it wln-u a r. at ii'h.:C w:i.
bein l u ll, iiinl near by the cluster nf
h. m-.es iovere'1 with tar papci, where
the w oi Kiiieii hv. .1. Oitlui other shle
was the city with its towers aii'l chilli-
lieys, ami nV. r .ill the ilark cloil'l of
smoke curliu ; iipw.ii l. Aa l '.I en there ;
was the rivi r iia,u, an I uio.-c ll its nml
nml" hlulTs an l nunc (iiltiv.ile l laiel,
forest nil' t wliil". bai kul sycamores.
I.'.ft. n went .1 iwu aii'l siaitnl for
lii'iu". As he went up the canon the
men still fat on the stone whispering to
gether, ami a;, liu stoppe l w hen he came
It was "row in-' ilark. The men who
Iiinl been ilr.iw in"; stone lunl left their
wa mi by the roa'l ami gima for the
iiihl. lb: nut one nil nero in ry i iiLf a
pail of water. There wai no one talk j
in,' before the hoilso now. The spiini
was ili'-ei le.l, ami the water ran ipnelly
ilown the hill. The litt'e ";iil .m l the
in in w ho hid been chipiiti w oo I were
Near th.' hcii'l nf the canon h if ten
in t a well ibcs'il mill :oino ilown.
Tiny miihli 'l as tli.-y pu-scil ami saul
ninielhinj ahout the b i'l w ilkini:.
I.ollen noticeJ that bl.-ie'i domls were
fathcriu,', nil I when he rcaelieil the top
nf the blulT it wai .pliti: il irk. II" took
a car ami went home, am! as he went into
hi. home he heatil the, roar ef distant
As the flashes of lihtnin for iiseoml
i 1 inline I the lower em! nf Demi .Man's
Canon a well ilrc-sscl man lay in the ro.ul
near the rock where the two tramps hail
tat whisperiii"; together but the tramps
It was still moonlight when the ipl tr
rymon slurtcil for their wmk.
Thu storm hail gone by ami the sky
was bright with stars.
As they cnterel the canon the palini:
of the moon imlic 1 1 o 1 that tl e sun wou'il
soon bo up ami the nky was iilrcaly
growiii'.; roil in the east. A 1 i -1 1 1 miit
lliKitc.l anion"; th tops of the fycamore
trees on the ll.its.
BuJ.lcnly the men stoppeil.
Kuht before them mi the roa I lay a
man. His clothes were soake-l by the
ruin, which hml fallen in letrents, ami
his whito collar and culli wcro soileil
with mud. 1JU head wai covered with
i i tit 1 ami blood, nml mi ugly gash ia liU
throat showi'.l how bo lia'l died,
Otieol tlu'in at once stinted for tlio
I. w i to notify the niilhoi ilii s.
The eoroii"i- came aii'l to k char.;.; of
thi! I nly, and im-n wire set at woik to
try ami di-c v. r the murderer.
Inquiry at the brewery brought cut
the fart that a strange nun hail been
seen thero late the. pioviiiii nflenioim,
an.l an nl.l negro testified to having ? .'en
him going u;i thi'i-inon. A conductor
on one ol tli' i-ais said that a man
answering t'ie il ',i-i-iili'.n given by the
til' n at tin; biewery aii'l the old negro
In I riil leu ia his car, A grocer's man
who happened In he driving by hid sui n
this m ill ami iihutili d him as l.ofli-n.
When the ollieers came to his In me
I.often was writing, and upon briny; luld
that he was wanted went at oni-e, think
ing there was soine mistake whieh could
be easily cxp'ained, anil it was n it until
brought before the magistrate that he
learned that he was charged withinui
.ler. lb.'l iM his sin y, a-- wo I ave already
iltin ul hi Vf, anl pleai."l hi, innm rm e,
but the i vM -iii-i :i ; :i i list h.m i-ini 'l
too s i'MiL', an l lie was sent to piis- n lo
aw ait trial.
No olli' rise II I I se 11 lb" I AO (r lilpi,
nor rou'il any trai-'s of llii-iu be f"innl.
I.'ill'-ii lay : ih" ail uiu'lil in his rell.
IIi'I.ikw th .t li.' wis inaoi'i' it, I'll' bow
was he to pr. v ill1 II- lia-l always ha l
il stainless rrpu'atioii, an I now he was
in piis-ni an il e l nf nun b-i ! II"
thoii-lit nf tli" :;i ief ami hli inn' it woulil
i-aiise lo bis frn nils. Then he 1 inhe
!,!,,!, .,,, , ,1,.,
A Her lliat li
III," a rh. I I.
Il'llll'lll In I I' I U'ltllillL'.
when the jiil. r ra with hit I.-.. al;-
f isl he fMi.nl linn sluing at 111" blink
f , ,. , spnUe lo him, lilt
(,,. pi is.tin-r ili'l not mow. I - 1 1 - i
I In w.i, roininilte.l to an iu lae a-y bun,
but t lie jiiilu" in I le a ,1 ipu'alion that if he
slinuM ever rei'ovi-r l ii rea-nii he shoiibl
he trii .1 for inur.ler.
l-'or si von yi ai s faar'c ; Iift'-n was in
be asyliiin. lie ate ami slept ami w.-r
taken nut to walk by a mine with
of the other p it cuts, but he never
ami he never appi-.-uvil lo notice,
one or anv bin :.
At the rml nf seven
sii'Men' ret iii neil.
eli ar up In tli" ui:;lit
yeiri hi reason
l.vi i t'nii was
of his imp! is 'in
mcnt, 1111 of th" t mi') be hal sji'iit in
the :isy him he r nu mb -re I nothiii";.
The court was nolilie I that he Inel rc
covcrc'l I is reason, aii'l ii time was set
for his trial.
O i Ih.- iii'ht In h re ('li .rli s l. if-.en's
trial arobbi-iy wasatli inptc 1 in a ii'-i";h-borin.;
It tweeil one
the owner nf il
nillskiits of th
thoil'jlit It" he:
ainl two in tlie mornim;
han lsoni ! plae on the
tow a w as awak"ii" l an I
rl simi" one moving in
;;ot up a'l I went to his
I h il some one w as nmv-
the lnnis -. II
iloor an 1 foil i
ili',' ahoii: i:i the library.
Tlui lu.ii ; was li'ite-l by eh i tiirily,
aii'l by 'i'i'-s in; a button at I he Inii'l of
the stairs the 1 i - -1 1 1 coiiel he tlllui.l en
all over the lii'sl lloor.
T lis In- .li 1, ami in an lust nit
loom was liyhli' l.
Two men w lio ha'l been
in the ibirkuess were at tir
hli nle I an l
sliipelie.1 by the bright lil.t
sti hli iilv, then they cam to their senses
a:,.! ran, mi l as the proprietor hiirrie'l
ilown stairs he saw tliem iiinnin:; lbriiih
the house ami escapiii"; by a side dour.
As the lien crossed the yanl the ni;ht
watiliuiiin saw them and li id his pistol.
The foreui .t ill in h-ll, but the ullicr
mad'! go, 1. 1 his isc.ip".
Oil the lb-si diiy of I, "f ten's I rial a jury
had been selected, a few witnesses had
been called and thecoiii t had ad j nil lied.
),l the sii'oml day of the trial,
iist ai the third witness was about to
take the stand, a note was handed to
the ju lie.
It stated that, mi cviniiuiii:; the
wounds nf th" burglar who hal l.rnil
shot in tin- nei'thb 'riii"; (own two nights
before, il hail been found that he i' 'ill I
il it live, and on leal n in;,' this the inau
ha I ma le u confe-sion.
II" said th it seven or eiiht yeili i be
fore he and one of his conip uiloiis hud
liiurdeii'd a man in D 'lil Man's ('.iii'Hi
and rohbcil him of some valuable papers
which he had in his pusses-ion. Ho
knew that nil innocent man had been
airestcd, but thought he wciibl bj ae
ipiilte l. He had nderwur Is learned that
the man, whose nanie was Cluu les Luften,
had become insane and had been placed
in an asylum.
The man who listened to the story,
knowing thai I, iflen was now on trial for
this crime, had scut lor a justice and h id
the in in make an alii lavil, w inch he had
sent at once to the court.
When the judge ha I re id the note the
iillidavit w as swora to, and Charles I.of
tcti, after seven years' imprisonment for a
crime he had never committed, was once
more at liberty. New York tirnphic.
Frl mis in Need.
''It is a good thing to have a friend in
need," said ltrass thought fid y.
"1) y.'U think so(" inquired his chum.
"1 ought ti be happy, then, for nil my
friends aiu frends in need, Judging from
the h 'gging; letters I get from them."
And lie sighed deeply. Detroit Frco
Somo Iiitornsting Tiiot-s About
tlio HcMTiiuj Fislioi'y.
Dividiti; thu Herring O.i'rh ii
When thi fish Ahnunib.
IC.u ly in April the hen iics begin to
swim up th j sin-aim which have their
suture in Hie fresh water p -mils to
spawn. When they begin to "inn," i. c.,
are iiuiiu rolls, Ihe weir is opened. A
"herring commit too' his previously
li' i'ii appointed at the town nieeliii'',au'l
the right to the weir hat been sold to
the highest bidder, at auction, at the
same tune. Tlio onu who has bought
the weii has the exclusive li-ht lo li-di
there an 1 sell hi llings. The town in
which tli! weir is situated led Is th"
herrings caught, uiih-s! it was originally
a part of another town, in which case it
i' usually pioii.'d thai the amount
w liicli the weir brought at am tioii shall
b" divided i iplally between the lew us.
If this is so, a cili. ii of the older lowu
ha, a citizen's right lo a baud at the
lie I rate. An mdinar weir sells for
about rj-silil nr !f'l m. S ail ! few In nings
are c,iii.;ht and sold before tin! weir is
npeiii d. These are ciiughl by seining in
the lower bays, mil is "coiilriuy to
law." Hut these li;-( hillings bri.ig
lai",o piiceJ. For the 1 or nf eating
tlie lilsl helling caught smic will pav
hiah prie -s, oi c isionally as nan h as
each for the In ,1 one.
"ll I'm a piup' -, 1 can have my bar
rel of hi 1 1 ings iiiiy how," is an i p-e-sii'll.
tl i the o ruing nf the weir tin- pilgrim
age commence an I some arrive as early
a, :i a. M. The liist'lo arrive and sig i
his name or lii'lk has tin- lit -t bul'-l;
ccept in case it is a wi low or lur r-p-
rcseiilalive, l iii li sin eeeiling one lakes
his barrel in turn. But a widow has
preccilciiee over a'1, and each widow
"lias a b urel from the town." I n il one
has a right to a barrel, for which she
pay! il price fixed by the town u-ually
from siyly cents to seventy cents; this
year sity-four cents. Fresh herrings,
when they first be'iu to "inn," bring
forty cents a dozen when retailed through
the villages. Those who have a barrel
il,ii illy salt them down, and after being
salted a do ii are put on a stick, the
stick being thru t tlinni-h the eyes of
the fnh, and I n ig on tin: barn or side of
the In ll e. This is a familiar sight in
villa eg near herring streams. They re
main hung on tin: side of the buildings,
taken nir the stick as wantel; us tally
some it-main till the next . 'pi in;', when
fresh herring! have com . again, and tin:
weir is again open. A mm just mirried,
who has secure I bis barrel of her ings,
is considered well st irti d on the path of
lif". Tney sell, when salted, foi $1
for liitl herrings. A barrel ii supposed
to hold bit) li .It. They are a very I" ny
ti ll, and the mo t approved way to eat
Ih in is to eat bones and al1, it In ing
in-x t to impossible to remove the li icr
bones, l'loin .iO to it'll) barrels is i on-
si.h red a good en i Ii i t the weir.
Soinetiiu-s they r intuitu) catching til
midnight. livery olh r day and Sun
day.! Ihe herrings are p'-rni'tle 1 to run uu
iii'ih'sle l, a slui. eway being ma le for
h in to urn ar um I the fills, so that
lliey can leach the fivsli ponds In spawn.
The weir is usii a'.'y at a mill or fall, nr
ju-t below, where the river is narrow, an I
theficsh stream reaches the silt water.
On "good running days" the li,li are so
thick that it is only necessary to dip
t'li in nut ; soiiietiiues tin y crowd each
other over on to the shore. The box is
tilled and l h y are put in barrels and
churned, nil except w.dows paying at the
weir. The widow h n a permit from the
town clerk, and the people at thu weir
charge the tow n for each widow's bar
rel. They iire counle I into the barrel.
The local iiuiiu for them is "t'ipu Col
The fust run of the h Trings at the
weir is small in comparison to the later
Mies. They at liist are sold by the
dozen, equally divided between the
number f applicants. "Il 'rring pe I -llcrs"t:ike
them and peddle lliem through
the al joining towns,tlie citizens of which
have no c.fz.-ii's tight to a barrel at the
pi ice fixed by the town. During May
the hei ring have their heavie t "11111.'
Thousands of barrets are sol I to the
ather towns. The run lasts until June
usually. After a certain date in June
the weir is no longer private' property,
hut by that time the leu lis me covered
with the salted or "slit herrings." The
right to a bairel is us d in legal tender,
and u man will say, "I'll give you my
barrel of heiri gs for" so-and -so. A
family which did not get its barrel
would be considered ".pie r." Seine
niako it a custom to sail herring". Taking
:i barrel for a widow, tin y salt and
"stick" the 100 fish, and return "00 to
ihe widow, that being considered a
good supply for in-. Soon! families
consume four or live barrels from one
"catch"till the next spring's catch. T le
li-h supply the place of meat to ninny
families through the winter. Harper's
As an evidence that mining camps aic
lot thing! of tha past, the estimate is
given that a Montana milling district of
twenty-two thousand inhabitants wilt
produce in 0110 year, twenty-four million
IMTTSliOlMr, CHATHAM CO., N.
Jtile uml Us I scs.
Ta'kiiig with the president of u juti
mill the other day, he said he hoped tin
next cotton crop was going to be a bij.
one. lie was asked why.
'Well," he replied, "every bale ol
I'oftiin h is .'..I In liiivi. Its brown overalls.
? . ,
III I 111,11, IS li?L will nusilies.s n : it
cotton ( lothiers. We in ike it from the j
stump! of the jute plant. Yoll know
that this jule is grown in India, where!
ii i f .. ..f il m i..,., '
the stalk is full grown it is pulled up bj
.lie roots ami hackled. Ihe top is lint
ami soft, but the ground eadsare coarse! .
ami liar,.. 1 heS': aro eul ..ll 1111.1 ..a.eu ,
lit liy.baulic presses a, 'liints' or 'cut- j
tings' while the lops are also baled 11,
lie. 101, he. s ,.l I .101, U nf I el le. I
an-shipped lo this ciintry alone, and
in iie lo I, 11 . .ii, I I'lii li e and Hamburg
The natives ll il it down the rivers from
the interim- to Cil.uti.i or Caittagoitg,
where il is loaded for this side of tin
Will 1 I.
" 1 1 )i s Calculla give in the pnej in
dollars ami cent-,' '
"No sii, We do our own liguri'ig, as
a rule. C 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 .j'l. lie, us in rupees and
an uas per bale, I ul we know lew le
Iwi-t that iir 11 id into genuine ni' ii y.
The natives do the uiosl of the business,
I "ii-ss, hut there ai" plenty of 11 iglisli
men and ti c ks oil' there, too. I f inc.
liu lairopeaii clerk in those a ts doe, n't
get so many of his cherished holidays as
hew u'-l if at Ineiie, fir those lirahiiiins
b 1 I ju-t as soon do bii,ine,s on Sundays,
C.iii-lmas l:y an I -ninth of .lily, as 011
any oilier, and lle v do. l!nl wlienlh' ii
own le-livals roine t'liiiid then ronn s a
lull. A, I sai 1 at liist, our mill use
only the butts lor mailing the bagging,
(iile r. ii-e a liitl'- belli r quality lm
paper slock, an I ' till others wmk up
the jute into loi la;.-, carpets nml cloth"
lines. Tin: tlie st jute of all is us'd I 'l
r llialeh ug bald heads or for making
those beautiful switches which fill in tin
scant place! uiler the ladi"-.' big
hills." I New Y ik Sun.
A I'l-clty Custom.
It was a pretty 1 u -10111 long ago for
livers lo exchange 1 ings. The gentle
man did not have to spend a im-nth's in
come for a pretty trinket for whiih lit
got no ret urn, but he also w ore and
cherished a souvenir from his sweetheart.
Chaucer i!t! ciib -s a heroine (is giving her
Inv. r a ring mi w hich were engraved
suitable love mottoes and receiving a
like mie in retur.i. Sii ik'-spi re uiakek
more than one allusion to this iiisl' in.
Ia the "Two to nth lie n of Y rmia" Julia
give, I', ru us :i ring, saying: ' Keip you
this r ineinbr inee for thy Julia's sake."
To which he replies; "Why, then we'd
iit i'ii' 1 i hange; here, tak" you this."
A "eiinuial'' nr linked ring was then
invented w hich gav stiil greater force
and sign li ance to the custom. Il w s
111 ide of a double and often triple link,
which turned upon a pivot. It could be
npi iied, show ing three rings. A sm ill
baud was iitlaihed to each outer ring,
which, when closed, caused the hand to
clasp, inclosing a heart w hich was alii ted
fo the central notched ling, ll was cus
tomary lo break Ihcsi rims asunder 111 a
soh inn manner over the bible. It was
ill ways done in the presence nf a witness,
who kept the ci liter link, the belli t bed
couple reserving the two nuts'ido
links. When the iniuriage contract was
fullilled ul the altar the three portions
were u lite 1 and Ihe ring used ill the
cereiuonv. I.I wclers' Wciklv.
The Kul's Weapiiis.
Tiie rat is finely equipped for the pe
culiar life he is ordained to lead. He
has tlroug weapons in the shape of four
long and very sharp teeth -two in the
up er jaw and two in Ihe lower. The.o
teeth are we I ge-sluij o I, and by a won
derful provision of nature have always il
li ie, sharp, ciiltingedge. Pn examining
them can fil ly, the inner pal I is found
to he i f a soft, ivory-like ci'iupositinii,
which can easily be worn away, and the
outside i, compos l i a glass-like en
amel, which is exceedingly h ud. Thu
upper teeth work into the under so that
the cent res nf the opposed teeth meet
perfectly in the act of Ulwiiig, hence
the soft part is being continually worn
away, while Ihe hard put keeps a sharp,
chise!-';ike edge all the time, and at the
same tune the tei ih are constantly
growing up from the l o t. nil, so that as
they wear away a lu sh supply is ready.
Should one of theie teeth be removed by
accident or otlicrwi,.',lhe opposing tooth
will continue to grow, and there being
Holding to wear it away, it will project
from tlie mouth mid be turned upon it
self, and if it be an under tooth it will
grow so long as to penetrate the skull.
Tlio Ilrled Currents industry.
"One would kindly liii k lliat a sin
gle iu lustry would support vast num
bers of people and fonu an im
portant p-oiluet of an entire nation,''
said one of our leading grocers tho other
day. "1 am referring to dried currants
as the pro lucts and I recce as the coun
try. To show how enormously her
prosperity has increased ill this respect,
1 have simply to tell you that the crop
has mcrca-cd from li PUi).(KH) pounds in
lStii) to gi)0,00i),(lut pounds in liSi. If
it isn't an iiiipoitant staple todicce
I'm unable to say what it is."--l'Uiln,-deluhia
C, MAY 12, lss7.
CIIIUHtKVS C05.1 M.N.
Tim ii y Urn h.
I liave lost tin. way to huppim--.
i li, li'i w ill li :i. mi- I. el. '
Turn i 11 fioin tlie Inlnvay I -i liislmi
lo tlm liiilit up Only tnii lv.
Keep klmi lit iilnii' mi,!
eigi t o
. . ,
101 lis sure lis you live, I say,
t. iir, j,,., .i',N . i.,,,,.i,."fS
f 11 only h,-lonii.l lliat way.
Mia Wluilir ilenx in 1
I l ie
.r,,f,..Slir s-.,vr, s:lV
1 nml il
s that the c
in o lilfl
,jH ,-..tliv .l.sappcaie
n f ., a
1 f ' ''-Jl'1 -
sliay on. nay ;
,)(! m(.t wjll ,,llt ,
tl.1ls lU1mM,s ,.e ugly ii.iim.,1 in
, fi,(1ii, m ,,,,, N ,,,, f tl
1-us( t .ilaraet. Iroiigli 1 suppose no
body wi I shed a le 11 I'V' I III s I. lie it of
the Cloc 'I lie, the fill t jit noted IS i lit el-
istiug. I'.ut what has 1 ni-'-l lie- ii'a
liin: lo retire further S 'iilh .' N .l, you
will be pleased to know, lie- gnu of 11, an,
whiih has iii-i le so niaay animal, ,1 arc. 1
iiinl seal 11 r. The rl "m i ile, it seem-, i.
I vely tinil'l, mi l the flowing trilll" nil
' the river and especially tin- paddles ol' the
sleaim is have bceii III-1- Ih ill It 1 oil d
bear. S 1 it has vanished f. r I to
quiet w all i s and pa, I ure, gn e 1. l.ill'c
Ick Iivm in a luge limi on the
ink ol 11 river, quite near the sea. 1 'ii"
I V'Ty warm siimm -r day , l;ck s mother
was asleep in a chair on tlie piazza, and
lie, after p',a lug a while 011 the lawn,
Mil down the path which I. I to tie
river, wln re (he boat, wiih is gay,
striped awning and 1 u-hi ..ne I seats, 1 1
li a I ioil ul water on I In- In .nil.
I'ck romped about 011 tin- soil, w aim
sand for a wiule, 1 h.i,,iig ihe bulb ill 1
which llilled up ami down the beach;
uml watching tlie liitl" Hashing wave .
wh eli plashed gently on the shore, com- I
ing ll' iiier and liean 1 with the slowly
I'retly soon In- cliinbed into the hod
and settled himself among (he soft cush
ions in the stern.
It was very warm in the -iin. an I Dick
thoroughly enjoyed th" cuil IneeZ.'
which whispeie l among tin-overhanging
branches an t mill -d the wider iulo the
w.ivi b is which p'-isle d a in-rry s nig
against Ihe boat's side,
l'lihap! Nature's gentle niii-'i- made
liim drowsy - perhaps hick wa, sleepy
any way however it may have been, the
fact remains he presently iir. Vl him-eH
up on the cu-biieis and fed fa-t a,!ei p.
Waking slid deny, he found hinisell
sprawling en the bottom of the boat,
which was pitching and lolling in a
most unpleasant fashion.
.1 limping quickly lo the seat again, and
look n . about him, his p-mr little
heart stood almost ,t ll with terror to find
that the boat was far away from laud,
and tossing up and down on the waves
of the bay.
l'oor little Dili was utterly lielples--to
be sure, the oars were in th" b nil,
1 ill lie could not low, nor sw im, a sin
gle stroke. lie cried awhile, and called
us loll lly as he could, I n nobody heard,
nobody c.-iiiie to re-cue him. N 1 sound
could be beard but the wash 11 of the
waves, and 111 nule by no- ul.: the land
gn-w fah.ler and" fainter, Ihe big lius0
on the hilt grew smaller and s n:iller.
I'ye-and-bye, tired of calling, and
looking across Ihe dizzy, rc'tbss waste
of waiter, Dick lay down on the bolt
nf tiie boat and was soon asleep again.
How long he slept he could tint tell,
but he was sii Ideiily and rudely awak
ened .again, by a hand which seized him
by the nape of the neck and lilted him
out of the boat into .another, larger one,
full nf sailors in blue, while a glial,
rough vice cried : "A wee little cat, I
Dick and the boat reached homo in
safety, and without fun Icr incident,
and to this dav, although Ii" is a grown
up, sedate old cat, be i, iiiit.- silisfi .1
to let this rcuiain Ins onlv mm voyage,
ai d much pn fei , to iiiuaiii mi shore.
I Alb.mv Journal.
Tlie Heligbin of ( iiieameii.
The p ople nf Ihls stale, ll i.ill.d
upon to express an opinion, w.ml I say,
wa think, that the only go 1 the Chi.
nese really worship is (he devil, and that
they ate really earnest, an I siiu ero in
their devotion to him. It is certain that
their so-called n ligioiis reieinoniei,
which we Witness here, are, for the ino-t
pal t, intended to pr qutiate soiii" Kind
of a demon an I to war t of evil. S u ri
fees are nil -red, not to gain I ivor with
:i li.'tielieicnt diet)-, but to pleas i and
ninlify some evil spir t whose powers ol
mischief are enormous, mid whose wrath
must be appi-a-ed by nlT rings of pigs
and chickens and his nodiils .icklcd
w ith the odor of tire-crackers. This is
tho kin I of religious o'lscrvance to
which we are nceii-tom-d among the
Chinese, and tho only religion they pos
sess, so far as can lie ascertained. San
Cause for Absence.
1 .'ty m ni lio minister) The bud
weather keeps a good many people away
from church, I suppose, Mr. (ioodiniiu?
Minister -Ye-es; but bad weather
doesn't keep as irnny away firm church
as the contribution bus do 2'', uy liruthcr.
Now York Sun.
Thievish Ciinv! of Japan.
Thu truws iir ; a lea uie of Yi . ,
Japan, and mie wheh Ihe colons!
would willingly lii-p-n-e with. Tlu-ru
are iiiillinii! nf lie in, nml in in any
plan s tin y leeak ihe .sileui e i f the : i-li-nt
land with a babel ol noi y discords.
They mi' i ve 1 y where, and have at
tained a degree ol mod iinpaiiloiiiiblii
inip'Ttiiirtii e, iiiin ;!ed with a cunning
and sag. icily w hu ll a'luost put I hem on
il level wiih 111 ill ill some i in uiietances.
Five of them wen: so ini ud nl a, to
iili.'lit on two nf niv linisi. :i and so be
feiiied across th- liv.r.
. ., .,,,i,.n ..1 v.-ri I saw a
dog eating a pice if caliioi ill th"
picellee of s. Mlal 1.1 llo-e
ci'Veimis bii'l , Till y i vi b lit I -snd
a ; i . :,t d.al to ea. !i i-llnr
mi the siibj a I, an l lew and i Im n " ti -nr
t wo nf tie iii li e d In pu t the lie' it
away f t 'in b in. which In r -. :H I.
Al la,t a l.i'f, -t .; i r.'iv oi c "I. d
ill teaiing nil' a piec, Willi v. hh h he
l-eiiir I to tic w In f.- th" i'lh'1 .
were c iii'.,, e..aie'l, and all-r line li ' ai u
est speei Ii lb,-,- a'i sun-, Hindi I I In- it
and the leading Ierd .h :enu-!;. .In ." d
I In simi'l p i . " . I in al w d bin rem h "f
his moil! ii. w la n h" iiniii' d i lb ly
snappelid it, Idling gi tie- b"g pn cj
iiuw i-ely lm- a ,' i "lid.
III thi,, t wo of the crow, ll w a'.v ly
with it to th" p'nc mi I w ilii iii'u h 111'-
e. iv d
o ll V
' I d.
bi-w ild r
he sat lill'l
thelll ill Hle.V.
A "i 'I b III III to'd 111'- licit
dog holding a pii ir i 1 tin at
III l ll in I in lie- I s, ni e nf I III e
w hi. h al-.. i diii v 1 1 i' I lo tear
he saw a
in a lik"
him; il id altera con iflaitoii they sep
arated, two g.inig a . le in as they dare I
to the meal, while Ihe thud gave tin'
dog's tail a bite sharp em ii'li to make
him turn around with a -.peak, oil
wll I'll Ihe other viilialls seized the ni at,
and the thtee fea-ied Iriiiinpliinliy
upon il on I he lop of a w ai '.
Colllp: ll "ii.
Tlie S illncs f II nth.
The temp -ratine ol the body
rigidity of the inii-cii s i
sign. ( as. s are nn r c
st.-ad of l.-.n ; .- I l,th- b
peratiue actu i ly . v , .
times rising I" 1 .!i d
matter nf si din -- i a- i i:
not a sure
I ulnie, in
ly ha I a lein
:; ill", soiie -.
, and in ill"
goi mollis, as It
ii.ii' h violation,
is called 1 I, mi: i 1 1 I
soiii. times c 'ini'ig mi iiiin:' di id ly :
death and sound ini -s bee; after,
gnu-mi thing, dir. ctly all. r death
bo ly is limp, the j iw d.q., and
limbs ar limb. r. St ll i Mam folh
win n ihe col., may b" raised up.
This rigm s. nietini' s comes very
1 .'li I V aft r .lent li. Tneie is one ca
record where some so' li. is wr
ill a group. Hi' wa, laughing
nf li s i'(.,iip: ni"ii, w I, i 1, '
away hi, head. Aa . on nut i
hel l showed the feature, so
still', m d that ihe rxpr , i.ei
an I leu ght. r r.-ui line I tin re n
outline. A soldi"!' told th" w i
he saw a companion kilie I whil
act nf ci nil liie g a fence d ui'iiig
it a sally
u of th"
il-1 i, -nU-il'
p. 1 feet
' ill the
lie if i'l i r villi-,
quickly that bis .1,
rails, nml one leg
as he had b a n nb
the top la I. I'
and li" sur-iied so
a 1 hands i'l.ispe I the
r. main, d I .used ju .t
ul to throw it over
, . , ia by i inv; bini
wa . b .n.
mi I p n I no hu ll
- -tin1, tin i" in
lit i.-ii I., him.
li.ni for ovel
is well v .in lied lor
I c in I..- p.
-' I'm si .in g
I 1 .ll W tic
A NeW V'-'k I llllls-ioll Iin I I ll III I
said to ii I .ii.iii' ii i il is p, a :.'i : The
i xii iiment nf ni.ik ng so'ar -..it h i, been
tli d in this ci iinii i but w it h-ul much :
sU'Cess. The qiiaiily of tlie a waler i
vanes a good deal. ll wnl depo-il one
kind "1 s.i't on nn. 1-1. od an I ale .lie I i
peic. .li''!y .bib t. iit, i m ii t i the i y, j
on a mil he r island pi rhan- n. t ne re lb in I
folly noli s aw ay. Vi . -do an inum-iise
tint wish ill'' W.-l I n 1 i - in -a l. Th. ie '
arc a d "Z.-i pi ., , lied Iiim.i !i alio-, tie r
diir rent kind, "f ' I', an I . o !i 1 as it, j
pal", ii ill. ir il,'. I'm v. iy line and ei-i'y j
soluble v u ii ly i, u-ed in I' .- tl i " i iii
nf i hewing l. bii. o. N I mtaycle w- !
rl, know th:
li ly quit kh
ing if the
.1 Ih it
.1' ihe -ait in.,
I-, ry 1 1 1 j ul
An Ii iii il 1'i'opo.il iuu.
l.ily (secret ill. V li' k-ug ci.'.s )
Now, gills, W.'ve I' allied li:ne cakes,
two kinds ol angel I, ..id and s v.ll pie,,
What III xt;
Susie (engaged i Dick's fatl.er says 1
lllllst b ill II to Illlike hie id.
Indignant Clue u-- l'. " id ; Ahuid!
W hat are bakers foi 1'. it -burg Hull
l'liiliiib Ipliia's Original Charier.
The inigina! i haricr of I'.ola lelphi i
as a citv, ante biting by In years the
ode now hanging in indi-peii'lem i! hall,
which was suppo-cd to be t he lir-t. H i-
j been brought to light. It is dale ! tool,
and was held b , a f nuil,- who snppo.nl
il was simply au old title dee I. - t'uic
line si iin i k. one insi rl 1011
Onr sijiinrc, two insrrl ions -One
square, one month -
For larger ndvi itisriunils liberal coi:
:rars will be made.
Itnivn and Hopeful.
Oh. if., easy In be bravo when t.ln world is on
And il', ea y lo be In p Till when nlltfoes
lint lo Inn .'li, mil ki-p ll stoiil heart tlio'
trouble il ics bel de
I mr li.-.ii I, nn I lioiiH", Ih it's harder far to do
than 'tis lo I' ll.
for 'lis indeed a li.-ro'.s heart Unit can bn
la ave and c,!iv,
W ith soiiow knoeliiiig at theilou, Ihesilead
oil helll lll stones i'"
Aii I liopeliiliyes in truth iirn th'.so which
look beyoii'l Ih" gi ny,
( ll llll slil"s of Winter, seeing Slimlll 'l'S bluo
Mill Hil-he I " llll gi'l l.
i A sin ..he
staek - A bin. i li of cigar-t.
i I :i act"
j .1 l.",d"l c
i A in in In
iiiei .d, j i i ; lly ll it bn
a i aiiuol I e pnmd of
hi - ii it i vi Ian I,
. A pil'il'e.ial.hel's II. gative
to :;;ve ,ll ' ill !S on Id dit.
( I le thing about tin se ra loll.
i th. y alw . s 'em n b- in a liiiny.
'Ihe k u.g of liiiiniik wants soldiers
I with In. - le.-. .. ; riu.ling il bugle
i I orp-i, J.I . 1 1 . 1 1 i .
I A Idl e burn inik- - a big -mart souir
t. in ',. Ihii i v. ii a big bum could not
lliake -i. me p-iqile .-lllal t.
deal W :f" gel, mil "I I) "I, iiglltS
and ha, t lie I r akM-l piepared
he i all, lie- ideal hiid.aud.
, t d -wain .1. . ai'. s be i, so fond
id his gill Ih ll lie has ruMied the skiu
lioin his iiuse by 1, i,-ing le I shadow' on
"M alain," - ud
''iilldoll llie. but
down." "And j
lady ind ; i iii-iv.
i "I lit hail ni lo ii lady,
your bail is coining
.in-, it, " ! plied Ihe
'i- i , uuiiig out."
"ills of na ure nil
le a bad
bleak win II it -ll i li' t pi:- with lulls.
A pig's i id i, of no mole ii I i the pig
than the hlii i' "," i, lopie liin.ini'.
A iiia-j izine writer says tli.it blue eyes
m l cute a mill and cvi-ii disposition.
Il'a. k ami b ile eyes, it is presumed,
lu an a c. nibat.v di,p silion an 1 that
the r w en er tack el th" wrong in in.
I sing a l.oeniiiot , e lor a linuljaek.
"It i-'i'l veiy o.ti n thai you hear of
a iii in using : Inc. .motive for a boot
j ii k," , i d a-i engineer on the Atlantic
road la, I nig .1, "but 1 happen to know
of .ii iiilercting in i-i 1 tit that occurred
ihwu in Indiana the ) .a,', wilder. Walt
I'olem ni, a htnkeiiiui. on a freight tram,
set out one Ii It i- cold night to llug a
pa-,, ng. a j i,t ,.iith o! 1 1 iinnioii I. lie
Wilson: :i!m u! two hours, and when lie
t-1 nn- back his lingers and ears were badly
fi"Z ti. After we bud got s une whiskey
down him and had rubbed Ins hands ami
ears in -now we triid t i remove his
Inn t-, lilt hi, l'i et wit -o bad) swollen
that tli.-y could not b" pull.- i elf. l ole
In.ii wa- :,ti ri,'!n'i:i nl ill--, and li-.l
would not I, t us cip t i.i 111 i If his fee I.
He -aid the bonis had cost him s, bill
two wet ks bcfoi". an I lie c ul 1 not id
frl toll-.: tin in s., soon, i veil if by so
doing be Would 1"- l-eli. Vid of his Sllf-
lelings. It was finally agn ed to take
(.'.ileiu an out to tho loci.iu.'tive, slick his
. I t heels b.'l We, II the slut, uf the COW-
i c ile a I, :iii I ih, li back up. When
i very thing w i- n a ly the ell illeer revef-cil
hi; engine, while wo i lung to I'.ileinan'.s
in ins and sh, aiidei '1 he boot, came off
ipiick i iioiigli, but I '.I'cniau'.s legs c uue so
: near going wiih th'-ni that thiie was no
lu i in tl. As it was, we h i 1 to cut tho
1 h. . is on tin boot, to s,v,- any portion of
llielll. I'll it was the qi"eie,t boot j irk
j I cm r -aw. It may appear in.vt to
' many .'lie r i oiile.". I 'nil ago IP-raid.
Mliul Ihe Animals Cut.
l i: i ii, '.'or i , an- nil. :i awe-ti n, I, at
I hon d.l . I ill I ni. ais am an; lb,:
pi. .pie Ini- i , 1 1 1 st h ue to pa) for lli "la-
board" of iheiY
m ittei- .1 i.n t
n ,1 . .1 .. net an
ll, f . ling o
...iiil la us line h a.
lit be iin i gill. I. '1 In re i
e ale celtaill
i circii, men
I ,1 i - of an in lis Known lo c
! a- hal atlilli i br.-ud il-.
in li d p oind i of
i , anl -.''i'l pounds'
up'.' d lily mpply
i, anv of ill"
ie -ll ik- s e it, which
ll tons of I,
, 1 will h" an a
.' w h"!" ne nag'
l .w ,. WI" li t
i . hi ' v once in t!n,-e in. ei I h
be fed Willi .I 'les, labti.ts or pigeons.
It take, the nice nut nr one's ear
ly km w ied'-e of ll.it 1 1 1 -1 1 hi, lor) to In-ill-a
in 'I p. ,ti d i in n, ill oi s iy thai it is
all ii..n-en-e lo talk about saak'-s fasciu
al ne; I li. n pr. ) W hen hungry, he as
. it-, sii ikes will -tiil.e any live animal
w it Iii h and lay h d I of it without
anv pieiimiiiaiy inoveii.ent. U In n a
-liiil,.' Vis ii I'lilti. ill il'iy good lipp.'lito
be will git aw. iv with live or six birds nl
a singlo m ul. jiiolden Aigi-y.
Wditt M.i Said.
,. .i.. : , .1.1 e ,., :,.
spniise to ii piece of bread and butter
l.-'d po'iteK' srfd 'I'hank you."
That's right, I'. ibbv," said the lady.
"1 like to In nr little boys say "Thank
"Yes, ma told me 1 must say hat if
you gave me anything to eat, even if it
wasn't nothing but blend an' butter;
b it if yen w ant to bear me ay it again
you've cither got to put j on m it or
give mo some cake." llarpct'a llaitar.